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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
4931 ALEC BALDWIN: INEXPERIENCED 24 YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS GUN EXPERT

Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 15:24


Horrifying new revelations are emerging from the fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin's latest movie...ACCIDENTS ARE RARELY ACCIDENTS!'I wasn't sure if I was ready': The 24-year-old armorer who had doubts before being put in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film set where he shot cinematographer dead - after some crew walked out over safetyArmorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director Dave Halls were named in search warrant on FridayGutierrez-Reed, 24, laid out three guns, and Halls picked up a Colt pistol and handed it to Baldwin'Cold gun!' shouted Halls, a veteran assistant director who worked on Fargo and The Matrix ReloadedWhen Baldwin pulled the trigger, a bullet was fired, killing the cinematographer and injuring the directorGutierrez-Reed is the daughter of legendary Hollywood armorer Thell Reed who trained her from a young ageShe recently served as head armorer on a film for the first time, on The Old Way, starring Nicolas Cage In a podcast interview after filming ended, she said she wasn't sure if she was ready to be a head armorer Meanwhile, troubling reports highlight safety concerns on the set of Baldwin's Western film, Rust Production crew on the set of Rust walked out on Thursday morning in a row over safety and long hours On Thursday, when they arrived to pack up, they found a team of non-union workers waiting to replace themHalyna Hutchins decided to stay on the set and film with Alec Baldwin and the film director Joel Souza She had been advocating on behalf of her team for better working conditions, but was killed by the bullet

Far Reaches
FRX 14...Kristina Ribellia Western Water Market

Far Reaches

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 28:54


Kristina Ribellia believed in a more open and efficient water market — so she is building one. She launched Western Water Market in February 2020 to help connect water rights, buyers and sellers, in communities across the West and to help people find and work with the local water rights professionals they need for a successful transaction. Western Water Market, is an online listing service helping to connect water-right buyers and sellers in communities across the West. We're working to create the most comprehensive, publicly available database of water rights for sale and lease and water right buyers. Western Water Market https://lnkd.in/g6GDQWf Odessa Groundwater Right: https://lnkd.in/g7RzKEnS --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/micah87/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/micah87/support

The Chip Franklin Show
October 22,2021: Chip Franklin - Alec Baldwin Shooting on Set

The Chip Franklin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 13:55


Jason Nathanson -  ABC NEWS ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT Officials say actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza on the set of "Rust." A Baldwin spokesperson said there was an accident involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. A sheriff's spokesman said detectives were investigating what type of projectile was discharged and how. No immediate charges were filed. Baldwin tweeted earlier today that there are "no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident."  Jason also has the latest releases this weekend, including 2 sci-fi offerings: "Dune" on the big screen (and streaming) and "Invasion" on Apple TV+; an animated film call "Ron's Gone Wrong" and Season 11 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast
Home Sellers Should Plant a Tree!

Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 3:32


If you're selling your home and you have a green thumb, you might want to plant a tree. Or pay someone else to plant one for you. According to a new survey by Trees.com, some real estate agents believe that just “one” healthy tree can increase property values by 30%.Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review.Trees.com started off as a blog in 1997 which has evolved over time into a shopping site for plants and trees, along with plenty of educational material. (1) The survey was done last month with the help of 1,250 licensed real estate agents, and 78% of them said that poor landscaping has a negative impact on the value of a property.The Value of a Well-Positioned TreeWhen it comes to the best way of upgrading your landscaping, 59% of the agents said “add a tree.” 20% of the agents said that one tree will increase the property value by 30%. That's one in five of the agents participating in the survey. If you do the math on a home that's worth $300,000, 30% of that amount is $90,000!Another 40% of the agents estimated the additional value would be 10 to 20% or $30- to $60,000. The remaining 40% estimated a range of between 1 and 5%. Of course, a lot would depend on the tree, and what it looks like in the yard.Aesthetic CharmWashington-state real estate broker, David North, says that trees can add “aesthetic charm” to a home. He told Trees.com: “A tree is one of the most natural and interesting ways to add color, texture and contrast to any home's yard.” He says: “The natural beauty of a tree can be especially powerful when it distinguishes one property from others, whether by different shape, color, or size.”Ecosystem Upgrade Trees also improve the ecosystem of the property. California real estate broker, Kimo Quance, says they help with “stormwater management, pollution filtering, and soil fertilization. During warmer months, trees are a natural cooling system, providing shade. Then, in colder months, trees that lose their leaves let sunlight filter through to warm the home.” They can also help stabilize soil and prevent mudslides, if there's an incline to the property.Landscaping ElementsThe survey also ranked various landscaping elements, and grass was the most important feature for improving value. It didn't include the estimate value of the grass, but you might surmise that it could rival the added value of trees. Trees were next on the list, followed by flowers, hedges, mulch, and fountains.Hardscaping FeaturesAs for the hardscaping features of a property, the agents ranked decks as most important. After that, driveways were second on that list, followed by an outdoor kitchen, artificial grass, a gazebo, and a firepit.Inside GreeneryThe survey also touched on greenery “inside” the home. 54% of the agents say it's a good idea to have indoor plants as part of the staging, but most of those agents were in the Southern and Western regions of the country. So indoor greenery may be more important in those areas.There's a link to the Trees.com survey results in the show notes at newsforinvestors.com.You can also find out more about real estate investing at our website by joining RealWealth for free. As a member, you have access to the Investor Portal where you can view sample property pro-formas and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.And please remember to hit the subscribe button, and leave a review!Thanks for listening. I'm Kathy Fettke. Links:https://www.trees.com/poor-landscaping-can-decrease-property-value-by-as-much-as-30

Marketplace All-in-One
The Alec Baldwin on-set shooting is a labor story

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 25:50


We’ve been gripped today by the tragic accident on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Star Alec Baldwin’s prop gun discharged while shooting Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding Joel Souza, the film’s director. The investigation is ongoing, but the reporting that’s come out of the New Mexico set so far indicates this is a much more complicated story about labor unions and workplace safety. We’ll talk about it today, plus Facebook’s rebranding and the merits of closed captioning. And, of course, we’ll play our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Haugen claims backed by new Facebook whistleblower filing with SEC” from The Washington Post “Donald Trump Does a SPAC Deal” from Bloomberg “Trump SPAC skyrockets as much as 1,657% since deal was announced” from CNN, plus this thread “Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shooting” from the Los Angeles Times “Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun in Fatal Shooting on Set Was Safe, Officials Say” from The New York Times And our Half Full/Half Empty topics: bitcoin ETF, the Earthshot prize, PayPal acquiring Pinterest, Facebook’s new name and AMC adding closed captioning

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
The Alec Baldwin on-set shooting is a labor story

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 25:50


We’ve been gripped today by the tragic accident on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Star Alec Baldwin’s prop gun discharged while shooting Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding Joel Souza, the film’s director. The investigation is ongoing, but the reporting that’s come out of the New Mexico set so far indicates this is a much more complicated story about labor unions and workplace safety. We’ll talk about it today, plus Facebook’s rebranding and the merits of closed captioning. And, of course, we’ll play our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Haugen claims backed by new Facebook whistleblower filing with SEC” from The Washington Post “Donald Trump Does a SPAC Deal” from Bloomberg “Trump SPAC skyrockets as much as 1,657% since deal was announced” from CNN, plus this thread “Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shooting” from the Los Angeles Times “Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun in Fatal Shooting on Set Was Safe, Officials Say” from The New York Times And our Half Full/Half Empty topics: bitcoin ETF, the Earthshot prize, PayPal acquiring Pinterest, Facebook’s new name and AMC adding closed captioning

USA Classic Radio Theater
Classic Radio Theater for October 23, 2021 Hour 2 - Fibber's Cousin Ernest Comes for a Visit

USA Classic Radio Theater

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 49:23


Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast October 23, 1945, Cousin Ernest Comes for a Visit. Fibber plans a dinner at the Elks Club for his visiting Cousin Ernest. Also Have Gun Will Travel starring John Dehner as Paladin, originally broadcast October 23, 1960, Stardust. Lola Blackwood, an actress, has telegraphed Paladin from Grass Valley, asking for help.

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
Denis Villeneuve, Dune, The French Dispatch, The Harder They Fall and The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 139:41


Simon and Mark's guest is Denis Villeneuve, who talks about his film Dune, based on Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel and starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Plus we have reviews of The Boss Baby 2: Family Business, in which the grown Templeton brothers have become and drifted away from each other; The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel's Western starring Regina King; Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city, starring Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet and Christoph Waltz; Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate; Bigfoot Hunters, in which a clickbait journalist is sent to the Appalachian foothills to cover a Bigfoot Convention and discovers there's more to this listicle than meets the eye; The Bacchus Lady, which deals with the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea and Lucky Chan-sil, about a film producer who finds herself unemployed with the sudden death of her long-time collaborated director. Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week. Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents'. . Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

Trumpet Daily Radio Show
#1625: America’s War Against Communism

Trumpet Daily Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 54:47


[00:30] Changing History and Culture (7 minutes) New York City is taking down a statue of Thomas Jefferson. As United States President Donald Trump warned four years ago, the radical Communists are trying to change and, ultimately, erase U.S. history. [07:00] Border Arrests Hit All-Time High (5 minutes) Over the past year, U.S. border authorities have detained more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants. America is under attack. [14:20] Merrick Garland's Department of Injustice (10 minutes) Attorney General Merrick Garland has unleashed his Department of Justice on parents who speak out against school boards indoctrinating their children with critical race theory. His department has also arrested more than 650 Americans who protested at the Capitol on January 6. But according to his testimony at a congressional hearing yesterday, he knows nothing about the transgender predator who has raped two teenage girls at two different schools in Loudoun County, Virginia—or the fact that the Loudoun County school board has covered up the crimes. [30:10] Covering Up the Harmful Side Effects From the Jab (7 minutes) Earlier this week, Alex Berenson commented on the unprecedented rise in cardiovascular deaths in Western nations. He said there was a highly aggressive, organized effort to prevent anyone from talking about this for fear that people might think these mysterious deaths might have something to do with the mass vaccination campaign. [37:40] Bible Study: Hope in Tomorrow's World (17 minutes) The Apostle Paul said that if our hope is in this present evil world, we will end up miserable. In this segment, we talk about putting our hope in a world ruled and governed by Jesus Christ!

Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast
The Comic Wrap: DC/Marvel Comics Are Agenda, Manga Dominance Continues, Most Hated DC Story and More

Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 173:40


Wes is back with another episode of the The Comic Wrap. Wes runs down the biggest comic book and pop culture news and best conversations of the week. Comic writer and journalist Doug Ernst and Wes discuss how the direction of DC, Marvel and other entertainment leave customers with no alternatives. The powers that be want to leave customers no quarter from far-left ideological and political propaganda. (00:00:00) Perch drops by to discuss whether the debate over comic books shipped vs sold holds water in today's market. (00:31:51) Indie artist Tim Lim joins the pod to talk about Manga's dominance in the North American comic market. Manga are delivering Western fans what they want and are poised to leave DC and Marvel behind. (00:49:15) DC Comics announced Superman no longer fights for the American Way at DC FanDome. Not surprisingly, as Superman hasn't used his Truth, Justice and The American Way motto in years. (01:12:57) DC also announced their Milestone Initiative, a program aimed at developing black comic book writers and artists. Gevian Dargan discuss why this is good business for comics. (01:33:25) Actress Ruby Rose laid out a host of claims about nightmarish conditions during her time on The CW's Batwoman. Rose claims execs at WarnerMedia and the Batwoman show runner abused their positions and endangered staff. (01:51:05) Josh and Wes look back at the most hated story in modern DC Comics, Heroes in Crisis. (02:11:05) Finally, John Leone from The 616 Comics joins Wes to update the Marvel Penguin Random House shipping issues plaguing comic book retailers. (02:34:50)   Support Thinking Critical at Ko-fi. Monthly subscriptions receive bonus content and early access to some channel content. Ko-fi.com/thinkingcritical Thank you for supporting the channel!

Hypnosis With Joseph Clough
#621 Anxiety Imposter Syndrome Tips

Hypnosis With Joseph Clough

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 35:04


Enjoy this episode…and subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/user/josephcloughhypnosis?sub_confirmation=1   Download my FREE Hypnosis App in your app store, just search "Joseph Clough" or go to https://www.freehypnosis.app   PLUS… if YOU want to discover "How to Silence Your 'Inner Critic,'  Quit The 'Imposter Syndrome' to Level Up Your Career or Business!" I have a free training for you…go to https://www.josephclough.info/power to view my free OnDemand Masterclass   In the Masterclass you'll quickly discover:   Secret #1 "Why you must discover the HIDDEN ROOT CAUSE of all lack of confidence, worry and self-doubt, that once found (what most therapists do not want you to know…). If you do not discover this...you continue to feel like a failure."   Secret #2 "Why you are NOT an imposter and how to switch your brain to work for you, rather against you."   Secret #3 "How to master the 5 FEARS of rejection, failure, being good enough, getting help and imposter syndrome."   Go to https://www.josephclough.info/power to view my free OnDemand    Who Am I?   I'm Joseph Clough, #1 best-selling Hay House author, and creator of over 300 hours of Hypnosis and Coaching that have been downloaded over 9,000,000 times.    I am also an international Speaker, Celebrity Coach and Hypnotherapist.   My goal in life is to help each person achieve their full potential and that includes you. I combine advanced techniques of Eastern and Western inner transformation, my own techniques and Hypnotherapy, and have worked with celebrities and professional athlete clients.    Disclaimer:   Warning: By watching & listening and using Josephs free or paid work or apps you expressly agree that you use of this website or through other platforms is at your sole risk.    The information with this video, Joseph's work or apps or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is NOT a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.   Any decision you make having received any of Joseph Clough's free or products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.   #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #meditation #confidence #impostersyndrome #Hypnotist #worry #anxiety #career #business #success #self-development #selfhelp #wealth #money #coach #celebrity #inspiration #josephclough #nlp #coaching 

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

In The Divided Brain, neuroscientist Iain McGilchrist argues that Western society has become too dominated by the left hemisphere of our brains — obsessed with data and sorting things into categories. Meanwhile, the right hemisphere of our brains which understand relationships and context has been sidelined. *A TV documentary adapted for IDEAS.

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend
You Can't Really Know Yourself 'Til Your Chi Punched In The Face with Energy Master Richard Wickes

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 127:17


If you enjoy this podcast, please leave rate this show and leave a review! Even a few words will help. Just go to ratethispodcast.com/openloopsTo catch Open Loops LIVE, make sure you follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenLoopsPodConsider this episode an early Halloween treat...'cause it's weird and magical.  Richard Wickes has a background in Tai Chi and Kung Fu. He studied hypnosis, NLP, EFT, shamanism, Daoism, remote viewing, mindfulness and saw one thing that connected them all, and was even more powerful: energy.  He hosts the Discovery Energy Work podcast and he joins Greg to talk about his life dedicated to what some have termed "spooky action at a distance."  Energetic sucker punches, the subtle differences between Eastern and Western metaphysics, and permanently frozen monks stuck in the state of enlightenment. Loops, loops, and more loops.  A true mind-blower....Richard's Links (Courses, Podcast, Sessions, Training): https://www.discoverenergywork.com/  

Present Company
Regina King

Present Company

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 37:37


Regina King joins the show to talk about her performance as Trudy Smith in the epic Western, The Harder They Fall. The film follows Nat Love (Jonathan Majors), a young outlaw dead set on seeking revenge against his lifelong enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) and his infamous companions Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield). When Nat discovers Rufus has been released from prison, he rounds up an unlikely team to take down Rufus and his gang once and for all. In this interview, King shares how her initial skepticism of the project turned into intrigue, gives insight into her on-set dynamic with Elba and Stanfield, and describes the energetic environment director Jeymes Samuel was able to create on set despite the challenges of shooting mid-pandemic.King also reflects on motherhood, how love overpowers fear in her life, and speaks to the power of patience.  

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
Doctors Reveal How They Healed Their Autoimmune Disease

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 86:14


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.As a whole, autoimmune disease affects over 80 million Americans and five percent of the population in Western countries. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn's disease, and dozens of others. While your body is designed to fight off harmful things like infections, toxins, allergens, or a stress response, with autoimmune issues the body directs a hostile attack on its own joints, brain, skin, and more.In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Cynthia Li and Dr. Terry Wahls about their personal stories of working through autoimmunity and how it led them to help others using Functional Medicine. They also dive into the underlying triggers of inflammation such as stress, hidden infections, food allergies or sensitivities, toxic exposure, genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, and leaky gut. Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She's practiced as an internist in many settings, including Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and is the author of, Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine's Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens. Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
22.10.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 7:23


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.US-Präsident bekräftigt Unterstützung für Taiwan Die USA werden Taiwan nach den Worten von Präsident Joe Biden im Falle eines chinesischen Angriffs verteidigen. Die US-Regierung habe eine "Verpflichtung", dies zu tun, sagte Biden. Die USA suchten keinen Konflikt mit China, aber Peking müsse verstehen, "dass wir unsere Position nicht ändern werden", erklärte er weiter. Washington hat Taiwan bislang vor allem mit Waffenlieferungen unterstützt. Die kommunistische Führung in Peking betrachtet Taiwan als Teil der Volksrepublik und droht mit einer Eroberung. Taiwans Regierung bekräftigte, man sei fest entschlossen, sich zu verteidigen. UN prangern Menschenrechtsverletzungen Chinas an Uiguren an Deutschland und mehr als 40 weitere Nationen haben Menschenrechtsverletzungen Chinas unter anderen an den Uiguren in der Region Xinjiang verurteilt. Es gebe allgemeine und systematische Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Folter, Zwangssterilisation, sexuelle Gewalt, heißt es in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung. Peking müsse Beobachtern der Vereinten Nationen ungehinderten Zugang zu den betroffenen Gebieten gewähren. In Xinjiang sind nach Schätzungen von Menschenrechtlern etwa eine Million Angehörige muslimischer Minderheiten inhaftiert. Bannon missachtet Vorladung: Abgeordnete stimmen für Strafverfolgung Das US-Repräsentantenhaus hat den Weg für strafrechtliche Schritte gegen den Rechtspopulisten Steve Bannon freigemacht. Ihm wird eine Missachtung des Kongresses vorgeworfen. Hintergrund ist die Aufarbeitung des Angriffs auf das US-Kapitol am 6. Januar. Die Parlamentskammer stimmte dafür, den Fall an die Staatsanwaltschaft zu verweisen. 229 Abgeordnete votierten dafür, 202 dagegen. Kaum ein Republikaner schloss sich den Demokraten von US-Präsident Joe Biden an und stimmte dafür. RKI warnt vor Anstieg der Corona-Fallzahlen Die Corona-Fallzahlen in Deutschland könnten nach Einschätzung des Robert Koch-Instituts (RKI) dynamisch steigen. "Es ist damit zu rechnen, dass sich im weiteren Verlauf des Herbstes und Winters der Anstieg der Fallzahlen noch beschleunigen wird", schreibt das Institut in seinem neuen Wochenbericht zur Pandemie. An diesem Freitag meldet das RKI 19.572 Neuinfektionen binnen 24 Stunden. Die Sieben-Tage-Inzidenz gibt das Institut mit 95,1 an, nach 85,6 am Donnerstag. Auch Intensivmediziner schlagen Alarm. Es fehle Pflegepersonal. Viele Intensivbett-Plätze seien deshalb weggefallen. Hollywood-Star Alec Baldwin erschießt Kamerafrau Hollywood-Star Alec Baldwin hat nach Polizei-Angaben bei einem Film-Dreh mit einer Requisitenwaffe geschossen und zwei Menschen getroffen. Die 42-jährige Kamerafrau Halyna Hutchins wurde getötet. Regisseur Joel Souza sei verletzt worden und werde in einem Krankenhaus behandelt, hieß es in Santa Fe weiter. Der Vorfall ereignete sich bei den Dreharbeiten zu dem Western "Rust" auf der Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico. Baldwin ist bei dem Streifen Hauptdarsteller und Produzent. Die Ermittlungen dauern an. Kreml-Kritiker Nawalny dankt EU-Parlament Der inhaftierte Kreml-Kritiker Alexej Nawalny sieht sich durch die Auszeichnung des EU-Parlaments mit dem Sacharow-Preis geehrt. Er widmete den Preis allen Anti-Korruptionsaktivisten der Welt. Dies sei nicht nur eine Ehre, sondern auch eine große Verantwortung, ließ Nawalny über Twitter mitteilen. Er sei nur einer von vielen, die Korruption bekämpften, betonte der russische Oppositionelle. Er wünschte allen "Durchhaltevermögen und Mut, auch in den schrecklichsten Momenten".

SBS World News Radio
Education minister's concerns over draft national curriculum draw criticism

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 2:54


Alan Tudge says elements of the draft national school curriculum would paint a negative view of Western history but First Nations educators, among others, see it differently.

Expanding Reality
79- Catalina's Classroom- Relieve Yourself of Emotional Constipation

Expanding Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 53:30


Thank you for listening! On this episode we have the honor of sitting down with Cat of Catalinas Classroom, a NJ born holistic acne herbalist , helping women holistically heal their skin from within after courses of antibiotics, birth control and Accutane. Her journey into wellness started after questioning her dependence on drugs like doxycycline and Retin A for her own acne, as well as prescribed antibiotics. Its now been her mission to educate the Western public on how to learn from and listen to their bodies without extensive pharmaceutical interventions and bandaid solutions. Catalina's Classroom Instagram Patreon- Catalina's Classroom Our Website Rokfin Shirts-N-Such Show Some Love Music by- Vinny The Saint  

KFI Featured Segments
@Conwayshow - Alec Baldwin Accidently Fires Prop Gun that Kills One and Injures Another

KFI Featured Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 11:27


Alec Baldwin has accidently shot and killed a cinematographer on the set of the upcoming Western movie 'Rust', after a prop firearm he was using in a scene discharged in a tragic accident.Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, was fatally struck in the incident on Thursday at the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where writer-director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured.

The Way Out Is In
Healing Our Inner Child: Pathways to Embrace Our Suffering

The Way Out Is In

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 72:15


Welcome to episode ten of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives.In this episode, presenters Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino are joined by special guest Zen Buddhist nun Sister Sinh Nghiem (Adornment with Liveliness). Together, they look deeply into healing childhood wounds.  All three further discuss: inner healing, from healing the child within to collective healing and how to face our challenges, traumas and suffering to find a way through; the possibility of transformation and healing past relationships; the original fear. Brother Phap Huu expands upon: the importance of understanding the source of inner wounds in order to start healing them; Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on childhood traumas; the Four Noble Truths; his own experience of being bullied as a child and its consequences; understanding and compassion for those we think are responsible for our suffering; apologizing and forgiveness; stopping the cycle of hate.Sister Sinh Nghiem shares insights about: her journey to becoming a nun, from escaping Vietnam on a boat with her family after the war, to her career as a psychologist, and finding Thay through another teacher in the Theravada tradition; how the practice of mindfulness helped her deal with abuse suffered as a child; healing her inner child after she became a monastic. She also discusses specific spiritual practices that helped her healing process, like reconnecting with the body, and mindful movement.Jo recollects a workshop by John Bradshaw on healing the inner child and the deep experience of transformation. He further muses on childhood and creative visualization, defense mechanisms, and the importance of understanding the context of our parents' lives. Finally, Brother Phap Huu ends the episode with a guided meditation on generating love for our own selves. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources  Plum Village Communityhttps://plumvillage.org/The Inner Child (short guided meditation)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zauJYihF2fQ  Stream Entering Monasteryhttps://plumvillage.org/practice-centre/stream-entering-monastery/ John Bradshawhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bradshaw_(author) Theravada traditionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theravada Understanding Our Fatherhttps://plumvillage.org/articles/understanding-our-father/ The Four Noble Truthshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-RI3FrdGA ‘The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing'https://plumvillage.org/library/songs/the-16-exercises-of-mindful-breathing/ Qigonghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong Tai chihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi Engaged Buddhismhttps://plumvillage.org/series/engaged-buddhism/     Quotes “I’ve always been very impressed with Thich Nhat Hanh because he has integrated the very depths of Buddhist teachings with Western psychology. And he focuses a lot of his teachings on healing our childhood wounds, and that the wounds we receive as children tend to stick with us throughout our lives.” “In Buddhism, we always practice in order to have liberation – but liberation has to be the liberation of something. Much of the time, as an adult, we want to understand our suffering. And in Buddhism, we have to shine light into the reality of what is happening in the here and now. In meditation and in mindfulness, when you are aware of yourself, you can start to recognize what is causing you pain and what is causing you suffering.” “When suffering is present, happiness is also there. These opposites go hand in hand. If there is happiness, then we know that suffering is also present – and we have to understand that suffering is not solely negative, because if you truly look deeply into it, you start to understand yourself more.” “When we meditate on our suffering, we can recognize that it is a continuation of the past. A lot of us experience early suffering as a child. If we didn't have the chance, as a child, to transform it or to have a breakthrough and be free from it, then that suffering will still be very present with us today.” “I had all the knowledge and all the wisdom and all the understanding to be able to go and sit with myself as a child and start that healing process.” “Tai chi and qigong for me are not just about the movement, but about learning to be mindful in my movement.” “We may forget about the event itself, the situation, the story, but the body remembers the wound; the body remembers the events that happened.” “Even though our practice is to learn to dwell in the present moment and not be carried away by the future or be swept away by the past, in meditation itself we have to also visit the three times. The three times means we have to know how to reflect on the past, no matter how miserable it can be; it can be a lesson, it can be an insight that allows us to stop because we recognize that what has happened to us gave us so much suffering. And if we don’t transform this, we will offer the same suffering to the next person that is close to us.” “If we don’t let go, then the perpetrator continues to make us suffer; we never break that cycle.” “I have learned through Thay’s teaching that, as an adult or as a parent, as an elder brother, as an elder sister, an uncle, an aunt, or a friend, our way of being is a teaching. The way we interact is a transmission in its own right. So my suffering has given me a lot of awareness about how I behave, and that has an immediate impact.” “We’re all on that path, we are all hurt, we all suffer; Thich Nhat Hanh talks about this original suffering existing from birth. It’s not that we must have had a traumatic experience growing up, but that, actually, birth itself is a traumatic experience.” “I realized it’s so important to be able to heal through these very simple things, like being able to reconnect with your body to relax and release the tension in it.” “Our teacher emphasizes a lot about brotherhood- and sisterhood-friendship. This is one of his messages to all of us: that we need communities as individuals. Yes, we can recognize our own suffering, but sometimes our own dark corners are too big for us to illuminate. We need friends to help us see the blind spots so that we can step out of our suffering, to recognize and transform it.” “This present moment is creating the past. This is one of the keys that helped me become more free in this present moment. If we live it deeply, it will become the new past.” “When you come here for the practice, you learn to bring the practice into your daily life, so that you become more solid, more stable, and more peaceful, in order to embrace the really difficult stuff – because you need that. If you don’t have a solid foundation of peace and connectedness and groundedness, then when your suffering comes up, you are automatically carried away. You are overwhelmed by the past and are not able to be grounded in the present moment with your breath. And that is a really, really important daily practice, which enables you to heal deeper wounds.”

Brand Champion Marketing Network
Episode 65- Dr. Dave Duello....Western Elite Sale BREAKING NEWS

Brand Champion Marketing Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 7:46


As the BCMN ages and matures I see more of this type of episode happening, where when news needs to get out about our industry happening, we are here to do it.  In this episode Dr. Dave Duello releases information about the future of the Western Elite bred heifer sale normally held annually at the NWSS in Denver.  Listen in to hear this news release straight from the Doctors mouth.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.21.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 60:18


Dr. John Campbell is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing studies at the University of Cumbria. He has been a clinical nurse and a nurse tutor for over 30 years. In addition to writing books, he has also produced a range of videos and podcasts on various health and nursing related topics. As well as selling his materials in the Western countries, many are distributed at no cost, or low cost, to students in poorer countries   Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg | Full Interview | Planetlockdown. October 18, 2021. In this intimate sit down interview with Wolfgang Wodarg, we discuss the broad issue of corruption in the WHO, how we should understand the "pandemic," or lack there of and how we must stop this diabolical trend towards a fake medical dystopia that will take over all aspects of our lives. He is one of the most honest and thoughtful people we have ever met and has an amazing resume and has lived a rich life full of experiences that uniquely qualifies him to understand the depth and breadth of this complex situation we find ourselves in.

Sustainable Brown Girl
Climate change will affect people of color first & hardest (Radio Ep 003)

Sustainable Brown Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 28:50


It's becoming very apparent that climate change is real and immediate. For example, this past summer, there were record-breaking heat waves and droughts in the Western part of the US. Hurricane Henry made its way to New York, causing record rainfall and flooding of the city. Last winter there was a freak snow storm and extreme cold weather causing power outages for over a week in Texas. And last year California experienced record breaking wildfires. To be exact, 5 out of California's 10 worst fires happened in 2020. At this point, there's no doubt that climate change is real and immediate as the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, the temperature of the earth also rises. Of course, the temperature of the earth has always fluctuated, but the rate at which it has risen in the last 200 years is significantly high. While climate change will affect every living being on this planet in one way or another, according to an article published by Princeton University titled Racial Disparities and Climate Change, it says, “Climate change disproportionately affects those who suffer from socioeconomic inequalities, including many people of color”. In today's episode, I talk about how communities of color are among the first and hardest hit by the effects of climate change. Save 10% on your first purchase at EarthHero.com with code SUSTAINABLEBROWNGIRL (can't be used on sale items, can't be paired with other coupons, can't be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, Bumbleride or Naturepedic products). By using this promotion, I receive a bit of commission which goes towards keeping us on the air. Shop here: https://earthhero.com/?ref=sustainablebrowngirl Learn more at sustainablebrowngirl.com/radio

Tarleton Radio
Fort Worth and the Buffalo

Tarleton Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:01


Howdy y'all! Listen in on how Fort Worth was the town known for buffalo hid! T for Texas is a short weekly History show, where Dr. T Lindsey Baker takes you on a journey throughout all of Texas' history one local story at a time.Tfortexas.org

Social Anxiety Solutions - your journey to social confidence!
EFT Myth #1: Tapping Is Just A Self-Help Tool

Social Anxiety Solutions - your journey to social confidence!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:08


In today's episode... While there are tons of scientific research proving the effectiveness of EFT Tapping (like this research done by The Tapping Solution: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/science-research/) People are still asking, "Is it that powerful?", "Is it just a self-help tool?" People still have a lot of misconceptions about the astonishing power of EFT Tapping. And in this episode, Sebastiaan will be busting the myth that people have about EFT Tapping. Listen to the full podcast now! Go here for the show notes page.  _____________________________ Do you feel awkward socially? Struggle to be yourself around others? And do you fear being judged, being seen anxious, and embarrassing yourself? You're not alone. I've been there. It sucks. Big time. But there is great hope. I've been fortunate enough to overcome it (thanks to a powerful, scientifically proven emotional release technique, and the help of some brilliant therapists)… … and I've helped hundreds of socially anxious clients overcome their struggle too. Here are some video testimonials as proof. Thankfully, here is gentle, powerful, and effective solution to beat your social anxiety. It won't happen overnight, but with certain techniques and strategies you can reduce your social anxiety quickly. And with persistence, you can become completely anxiety-free. Without needing to force yourself to awkwardly face your fears. Ready to get started on your journey to social confidence? Here are your first steps: 1) SUBSCRIBE to this channel. I release weekly videos to help you understand and overcome social anxiety. bit.ly/SAS-YT 2) Join the FREE 30-day Social Confidence Challenge and massively reduce your social anxiety ... from the comfort of your own home bit.ly/socialconfidencechallenge You will learn about a powerful, scientifically proven emotional relief technique. And you will apply this technique to release your social anxiety. NO NEED to awkwardly face your fears. And like thousands of others, you will significantly reduce your social anxiety. Learn A Powerful Emotional Release Technique - I've used this technique to overcome my own social anxiety. And I've helped hundreds of clients do the same. You'll learn how to use this simple, powerful technique. So you can apply it to overcoming your social anxiety. Discover The Blueprint To Social Confidence When you've suffered from social anxiety for a long time... transformation won't happen overnight (though progress happens rapidly). To become completely anxiety-free requires a journey: #TheJourneyToSocialConfidence This roadmap makes the journey crystal clear. You'll know exactly how to go from social anxiety to effortless social ease. Massively Reduce Your Social Anxiety You'll be guided through simple lessons and powerful exercises. Day by day you'll start feeling less anxious. More confident. More at ease. And step-by-step you begin breaking down your social anxiety challenges. 3) TUNE IN to my Social Anxiety Solutions Podcast. https://www.social-anxiety-solutions.com/sas-podcast/ You'll hear me (an ex-social anxiety disorder sufferer) interview the superstars of the WESTERN therapy and ENERGY psychology world as they share their most effective techniques, empowering solutions, and unbelievably inspiring stories of transformation. 4) LET'S CONNECT! https://www.facebook.com/socialanxiet... https://www.instagram.com/socialanxietysolutions/ https://twitter.com/socialanxietysb All the best on your journey to effortless social ease. Warm regards, Seb

Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast
EP83 The Western

Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 55:45


Episode 83, we're breaking down the Western as a genre and making some observations about our favorite Westerns of the past decades. One of the more interesting things is examining all the archetypes in Westerns and applying those character tropes to modern films. They have a lot in common with our films of a galaxy far, far away...but I digress. With Westerns fading from time to time, they tend to come back, why is that? What keeps audiences wanting more? What make the genre so popular? We ask that question and make some discoveries along the way. Big thanks to some of our followers who surprised us by listing out some of their favorites, we gave you all a shout out and saw some patterns emerge as far as one particular movie that seemed to be on everyone's list...you catch my drift my little huckleberry? Join us on this discussion with guest contributor TheFrank402. As always, we are a founding member of the #Red5Network. Look for the rest of the #Red5Family wherever you get your other pods. #ThatsTheScuttlebutt

Audiobook Break with AudioFile Magazine

Listen to “The Fight at the Barricade,” Book 12 of Homer's epic poem. THE ILIAD is one of the earliest and greatest poems in the Western world and the story of the fifty critical days at the end of the Trojan war. Narrator Anton Lesser gives an engaging presentation of Ian Johnston's translation, smoothly moving from narrating the action to voicing the different characters. Read the full audiobook review on our website. Published by Naxos AudioBooks. For listeners who would like to read the text, Ian Johnston's translation is available on his website. Looking for more audiobooks inspired by Greek mythology? Visit AudioFile's curated list of reviews for excellent audiobooks that offer perspectives on mythological characters, settings, and events. THE ILIAD is one of many remarkable audiobooks available through our partner, Naxos AudioBooks. For a full list of their audiobooks, go to naxosaudiobooks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Esoteric Gladiator
EP 90 Western and Eastern zodiac.

Esoteric Gladiator

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 46:16


This one is full of information on astrology and in my opinion it's one you don't want to miss. I put a lot into this one. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-lifsey/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-lifsey/support

Alienating the Audience
Waterworld is an Aquatic Western

Alienating the Audience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 43:46


"Waterworld" depicts a post-flood dystopia of psychos on jet skis and Kevin Costner with gills.  John DeVore, celebrated writer for "Humungus" joins to discuss its deeper meaning, and how it's ultimately a Western--only wetter.

Couch Talk w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca
Core Connections with Dr. Anna Cabeca and Erica Ziel

Couch Talk w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:18


Erica Ziel, deep core exercise specialist, talks about the deep connections throughout the body and how your fascia and muscles impact everything from your toes to the top of your head. Learn about how Erica helps her students heal and release their fascia from inherited patterns of movement that cause dysfunction, and how to properly train your core to support your body and move without pain. [0:30] As a child, Erica had daily knee pains that only got worse as the years went on. After finally seeing a specialist about the pain, she was told the solution was to simply strengthen her legs. This put her on the path to learn about exercise science and the body. She began developing her own methodologies through her experience, especially when it comes to pre and post-natal women. [2:30] The pelvic floor and the fascia is a very important area of the body but people don't talk about it or how to address pelvic floor pain. The quality of your life depends a lot on the health of your pelvic floor. [4:00] So many women are told that healing isn't possible and that they just have to live with the pain and discomfort. [4:40] One common mistake that women make is drawing their belly toward their spine during exercise. This restricts breathing and blood flow to the pelvic floor. Tucking in your pelvis is another mistake that's come out of the fitness industry. You need to stop focusing solely on your glutes and think about your pelvic position. [6:15] Constantly rolling your shoulders is also an issue as the forceful movement shuts down your core. The more forceful you are in trying to force your body to do something, the more it rebels. [7:15] Be aware of how you are holding your body throughout the day. Try to stand more during your day and sit on a flat surface so you sit up taller. How you sit directly impacts your pelvic floor and lower back. Let your shoulders relax and use your mid back for support. [9:05] If you're standing, be aware of your knees. If you are locking your knees, it puts a lot of pressure on your lower back. [9:50] Dr. Anna has been experiencing more soas pain since the beginning of the pandemic. Any negative innervation in the connective tissues of our body is not good. As we age that tissue becomes more stiff and less flexible, which is why Dr. Anna advocates for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. [11:25] Fascia is connected from head to toe and fascia release is an important part of healing the body. A strong core is critical to the healthy function of the pelvic floor. [12:50] Our inner line that begins at the big toe and goes up the inner thighs, pelvis, and hips has a direct impact on pelvic floor health. Many women experience back pain or pelvic floor issues without realizing it may be related. Many times, where you feel pain and dysfunction isn't the root cause. It's just the weak link that gave way first. [14:25] Fascia goes through and around all of our muscles, organs and nerves. Fascia informs the way that we move, some of which is hereditary. It's possible that you may have been walking wrong your whole life because of how you learned when you were a child. [16:10] The way that we have been moving in our life makes our fascia stronger for that movement pattern. As we walk we should be creating an oppositional spiral throughout our core, but many women are stiff and stuck when they walk. The spiral motion patterns allow the fascia to work throughout the body. [18:35] It's hard to relearn how to move. You have to trust your body's ability to move and change and improve. We can create new fascia and learn how to become strong in all movements by integrating the entire body as much as possible. [20:30] Functional exercise that incorporates moving the whole body is game-changing. Doing exercises correctly versus incorrectly makes all the difference in the world. Muscle is the organ of longevity, and women need to exercise to stay flexible, supple, and healthy. [23:00] Emotions are stored in the muscles of the body, with movement we can release these stuck emotions in the body. Our fascia system is so integrated, that when we start to increase the range of motion we can unlock a lot of feedback, especially when it comes to the pelvic floor. [26:00] Be ready to let go of the pain and dysfunction that is holding you back. It's a big piece of our healing journey to let go of the emotions related to the pain. [26:50] During Dr. Anna's healing journey, she learned from several spiritual healers that the breast holds relationships, the kidneys hold fear, the liver holds anger, the pancreas holds guilt, and the bladder holds the fear of letting go. In Eastern medicine, focusing on the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing is crucial and is something that Western medicine misses out on. [31:05] Your thoughts matter. Being grateful for the good things in your life will have a direct impact on your quality of life. Retrain your mind to focus on the positive instead of the negative and it will change your energy. Movement is an important piece in attaining a higher vibrational energy. [32:55] Women with dysfunction and pain can be consumed by it. We can become so used to the pain that the body doesn't know what to do when it's not in pain. Erica tells her students that it's not just about healing the body, they have to be open to what else shows up for them in a positive way. [34:20] We don't have a big enough vision for what our lives could be like, especially when we've been living in dysfunction and pain for a long time. [35:45] One of the first things to address is posture. Think about lengthening throughout the day. The pelvic floor has more surface area than you think. For optimal pelvic floor function, pelvic tilts are a good all around exercise to practice. As you work on your pelvis and become aware of your breath, you will get a lot of feedback from the body. [39:15] In order to change our habits, we have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable for a while. It takes time to train the neural pathways that connect your pelvic floor to your breath and to connect with your body. Always keep your movement out of the range of pain and work within that space. Over time your range of motion will expand as it heals. [41:50] You may have to pull back from high intensity workouts for a brief time as your body learns a new pattern of movement. Erica tells the story of a woman who retrained her body to run faster after giving birth to multiple babies than she did before becoming a mother because of the lack of pain. [44:40] If you're stuck in a seated position for a long time, there are some simple movements that you can do to not become stiff. Don't force your body to feel something, light movements, awareness of your pelvic position, and a taller posture are enough. [46:30] If you're using an exercise ball to sit on, be careful about allowing your body to round forward. If you can stay seated more upright they can be a great way to exercise in a seated position.     Mentioned in this Episode: @ericaziel ericaziel.com Core Connections Podcast with Erica Ziel youtube.com/thegirlfrienddoctor dranna.com/show     Always seek the advice of your own physician or qualified health professional before starting any treatment or plans. Information found here and results are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and are not intended as medical advice.

RPG University
RPG University - Episode 64 Final Fantasy 4 w/ Trevor Starkey

RPG University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 75:03


Join me, Professor RPG, as I sit down with friends, colleagues, and special guests, as we reminisce and discuss Role-Playing games that left their mark on us. Expect to see all sorts, Western-style, Japanese, even tabletop! Stay awhile and listen, and let us TRIGGER those memories of TALES long since completed. Relive that FANTASY you hold dear and come along with us, adventurer, on this QUEST into the past. Welcome, to the RPG University. In this episode, I have the pleasure of welcoming back to the University, the godfather and founder of ThatNerdySite and friend to pretty much everyone, the master of magnificent and flowing locks, Trevor Starkey to talk all about whales from the moon, redemption, and dragoons with Final Fantasy 4! Want to check out even more memories people have of this great game? Check out our talks with other fans with the links below! https://www.reddit.com/r/JRPG/comments/qaqrib/what_are_your_fondest_moments_or_memories_of/ https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/qaqr6w/what_are_your_fondest_moments_or_memories_of/ This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Give That Some Thought
GTST Episode 301: The Goy Who Got Away

Give That Some Thought

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 106:33


Matt defends the fact that he loves Bud Light Seltzer, gets massages, and goes to sports bars. (He’s gay) We discuss Matt’s exes, boobs, how to roll joints, and wake up calls. We also got to a very special Watercast, featuring spook water from The Hango Show. We finish up the show by discussing the apostle Paul, the Western church and their lack of Truth. We talk about Succession, and TV shows before they were ruined. GTST Episode 301: The Goy Who Got Away This program and others on Tripod Broadcasting are brought to you in part by the superior CBD products from Eables CBD, the premium hemp-derived delta-8 THC at MyDeltaEight.com, and by listeners like you. Follow the show on Telegram and reach out directly to Addison on Telegram for an invite to the GTST inner circle. …

TALKING POLITICS
Free with Lea Ypi

TALKING POLITICS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:48


David talks with Lea Ypi about her astonishing new memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, which tells the story of her childhood in Stalinist Albania and what came after. It's a tale of family secrets, political oppression and the promise of liberation - and a profound meditation on what it really means to be free. From Marxism to liberalism and back again, this is a conversation that brings political ideas to life. Lea Ypi is Professor of Political Theory at the LSE and Free has been shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford PrizeTalking Points: Albania was a socialist country that went through various alliances.By the time that Lea was born, it was largely isolated.The dominant narrative was that Albania was a country surrounded by empires, which stood on the moral high-ground.In other words, it was socialist and anti-imperialist but also fiercely nationalist. For Albania, the key year was not 1989 but 1990.Initially, dissidents were described as ‘hooligans.'In December 1990, protesters requested political pluralism.How do we conceptualize freedom? People in Western countries often relate to non-liberal societies by conceptualizing themselves as liberators.What does freedom mean in a limit-case like Albania? There is a risk of paternalism in the dominant liberal conceptions of freedom. There are always margins of dissidence.What does it feel like to suddenly gain freedom in the liberal sense? How does this affect relations between generations?For Lea, freedom is about being the author of your own fate, even when it seems overdetermined.Studying political ideas can make one a nihilist, or you can choose to believe that there is something about humans that is inherently moral.In other words, freedom is moral agency.Mentioned in this Episode: Lea's new book, FreeLea on political legitimacy in Marxist perspectiveBook tickets for our upcoming event with Hilary MantelFurther Learning: Lea in the Guardian on growing up in Europe's last communist stateMore on Albania after the fall of communism from the FTMore on Enver HoxhaMore on the Albanian-Soviet splitLea talks to David and Helen about states of emergencyTP History of Ideas on Fukuyama and the ‘End of History'  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.

Agtech - So What?
Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming - Gabrielle Chan

Agtech - So What?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:14


Does the average citizen actually need to care about how their food is produced? This is the central question Australian author and journalist, Gabrielle Chan, set out to answer. Her latest book, “Why you should give a f*ck about farming” details her firm conclusion that, yes, if you eat food, you should in fact care about agriculture. While the old days of agriculture as the top contributor to GDP are over for most Western countries, Gabrielle argues the future of food and farming is becoming increasingly important for a raft of other reasons such as climate change and food security.In this episode, she talks about:Her own introduction to farming, including what shocked her when she first moved from the city to marry a farmer.The emergence of ‘food tribes', where people view what they eat as part of their identity.How politics is failing agriculture by not having a “backyard plan,” a strategy to value natural capital and make considered decisions about land use.The role of agtech in bringing outsiders into agriculture, reinvigorating rural communities, and re-establishing connections between consumers and farmers.For more information and resources, visit our website

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.20.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 60:22


Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration Westmead Institute for Medical Research (Australia), October 13, 2021    A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 49 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research showed that people who ate between 100 to 142 mgs of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35% lower risk of developing early AMD than people who ate less than 69mgs of vegetable nitrates each day. Lead Researcher Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath from the Westmead Institute and the University of Sydney said the link between vegetable nitrates and macular degeneration could have important implications. "This is the first time the effects of dietary nitrates on macular degeneration risk has been measured. "Essentially we found that people who ate 100 to 142 mgs of vegetable nitrates every day had a reduced risk of developing early signs of macular degeneration compared with people who ate fewer nitrates. "If our findings are confirmed, incorporating a range of foods rich in dietary nitrates - like green leafy vegetables and beetroot - could be a simple strategy to reduce the risk of early macular degeneration," Associate Professor Gopinath said. Spinach has approximately 20mg of nitrate per 100g, while beetroot has nearly 15mg of nitrate per 100g. The research did not show any additional benefits for people who exceeded 142mgs of dietary nitrate each day. It also did not show any significant connections between vegetable nitrates and late stage AMD, or between non-vegetable nitrates and AMD risk. One in seven Australians over 50 have some signs of macular degeneration. Age is the strongest known risk factor and the disease is more likely to occur after the age of 50. There is currently no cure for the disease. The research compiled data from the Blue Mountains Eye Study, a benchmark population-based study that started in 1992. It is one of the world's largest epidemiology studies, measuring diet and lifestyle factors against health outcomes and a range of chronic diseases. "Our research aims to understand why eye diseases occur, as well as the genetic and environmental conditions that may threaten vision," Associate Professor Gopinath concluded.     Research review shows intermittent fasting works for weight loss, health changes University of Illinois Chicago, October 13, 2021 Intermittent fasting can produce clinically significant weight loss as well as improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity, according to a new study review led by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. "We noted that intermittent fasting is not better than regular dieting; both produce the same amount of weight loss and similar changes in blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation," said Krista Varady, professor of nutrition at the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences and author of "Cardiometabolic Benefits of Intermittent Fasting."  According to the analysis published in the Annual Review of Nutrition, all forms of fasting reviewed produced mild to moderate weight loss, 1 percent to 8 percent from baseline weight, which represents results that are similar to that of more traditional, calorie-restrictive diets. Intermittent fasting regimens may also benefit health by decreasing blood pressure and insulin resistance, and in some cases, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are also lowered. Other health benefits, such as improved appetite regulation and positive changes in the gut microbiome, have also been demonstrated.  The review looked at over 25 research studies involving three types of intermittent fasting:  Alternate day fasting, which typically involves a feast day alternated with a fast day where 500 calories are consumed in one meal.  5:2 diet, a modified version of alternate day fasting that involves five feast days and two fast days per week.  Time-restricted eating, which confines eating to a specified number of hours per day, usually four to 10 hours, with no calorie restrictions during the eating period.  Various studies of time-restricted eating show participants with obesity losing an average of 3 percent of their body weight, regardless of the time of the eating window.  Studies showed alternate day fasting resulted in weight loss of 3 percent to 8 percent of body weight over three to eight weeks, with results peaking at 12 weeks. Individuals on alternate day fasting typically do not overeat or binge on feast days, which results in mild to moderate weight loss, according to the review.  Studies for the 5:2 diet showed similar results to alternate day fasting, which surprised the study's reviewers. The subjects who participate in the 5:2 diet fast much less frequently than alternate-day fasting participants do, but the weight loss results are similar.  Weight loss with alternate day and 5:2 fasting are comparable to more traditional daily calorie-restrictive diets. And, both fasting diets showed individuals were able to maintain an average of 7 percent weight loss for a year.  "You're fooling your body into eating a little bit less and that's why people are losing weight," Varady said.  Varady added the review set out to debunk some myths regarding intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting does not negatively affect metabolism, nor does it cause disordered eating, according to the studies reviewed.  "Fasting people are worried about feeling lethargic and not being able to concentrate. Even though you are not eating, it won't affect your energy," Varady said. "A lot of people experience a boost of energy on fasting days. Don't worry, you won't feel crappy. You may even feel better."  The study review includes a summary of practical considerations for those who may want to try intermittent fasting. Among the considerations are:  Adjustment time—Side effects such as headaches, dizziness and constipation subside after one to two weeks of fasting. Increased water intake can help alleviate headaches caused by dehydration during this time.  Exercise—Moderate to high-intensity endurance or resistance training during food abstention can be done, and some study participants reported having more energy on fast days. However, studies recommend those following alternate day fasting eat their fasting day meal after exercise.  Diet during fasting—There are no specific recommendations for food consumption during intermittent fasting, but eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help boost fiber intake and help relieve constipation that sometimes accompanies fasting.  Alcohol and caffeine—For those using an alternate day or 5:2 fasting plan, alcohol is not recommended on fast days as the limited calories should be used on healthy foods that provide nutrition.  There are several groups who should not intermittent fast, according to the studies. Those individuals include:  Those who are pregnant or lactating.  Children under 12.  Those with a history of disordered eating.  Those with a body mass index, or BMI, less than 18.5. Shift workers. Studies have shown they may struggle with fasting regimens because of shifting work schedules.  Those who need to take medication with food at regimented times.  "People love intermittent fasting because it's easy. People need to find diets that they can stick to long term. It's definitely effective for weight loss and it's gained popularity because there are no special foods or apps necessary. You can also combine it with other diets, like Keto," Varady said.  Varady has recently been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study time-restricted eating for 12 months to see if it works long term.   Antioxidants to prevent Alzheimer's disease A balanced intake of antioxidants could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), October 13, 2021 Research conducted by the Ph.D student Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher and the postdoctoral researcher Mohamed Haddad of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has shown that an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in the blood is an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, rather than a consequence. This breakthrough made by researchers under the supervision of the Professor Charles Ramassamy provides an avenue for preventive intervention: the antioxidants intake.  The research team showed that oxidative markers, known to be involved in Alzheimer's disease, show an increase up to five years before the onset of the disease. The results of this study, published in the Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring (DADM) journal, suggest that oxidation may be an early marker of this disease that affects more than 500,000 Canadians. “Given that there is an increase in oxidative stress in people who develop the disease, we may regulate the antioxidant systems. For example, we could modulate the antioxidant systems, such as apolipoproteins J and D, which transport lipids and cholesterol in the blood and play an important role in brain function and Alzheimer's disease. Another avenue would be to increase the intake of antioxidants through nutrition”, says Professor Ramassamy.  Accessible biomarkers Unlike the current set of invasive and expensive tests used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the oxidative markers discovered by Professor Ramassamy's research team can be detected by a blood test. These markers are found in plasma extracellular vesicles, which are pockets released by all cells in the body, including those in the brain.     The research team focused specifically on the "sporadic" Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disease which results primarily from the presence of the APOE4 susceptibility gene. This same form of the disease had been studied by the team for other early markers. “By identifying oxidative markers in the blood of individuals at risk five years before the onset of the disease, we could make recommendations to slow the onset of the disease and limit the risks”, scientists noted. This breakthrough brings new hope to Alzheimer's research. Once the disease is symptomatic, it is difficult, if not impossible, to reverse it.         Meditation training reduces long-term stress, according to hair analysis Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Germany), October 11, 2021 Mental training that promotes skills such as mindfulness, gratitude or compassion reduces the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in hair. This is what scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the Social Neuroscience Research Group of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have found out. The amount of cortisol in hair provides information about how much a person is burdened by persistent stress. Earlier positive training effects had been shown in acutely stressful situations or on individual days—or were based on study participants' self-reports. According to a study by the Techniker Krankenkasse, 23 percent of people in Germany frequently suffer from stress. This condition not only puts a strain on the well-being of those affected, but it is also linked to a number of physiological diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and psychological disorders such as depression, one of the world's leading causes of disease burden (Global Burden of Disease Study, 2017). Therefore, effective methods are being sought to reduce everyday stress in the long term. One promising option is mindfulness training, in which participants train their cognitive and social skills, including attention, gratitude and compassion, through various meditation and behavioral exercises. Various studies have already shown that even healthy people feel less stressed after a typical eight-week training program. Until now, however, it has been unclear how much the training actually contributes to reducing the constant burden of everyday stress. The problem with many previous studies on chronic stress is that the study participants were usually asked to self-assess their stress levels after the training. However, this self-reporting by means of questionnaires could have distorted the effects and made the results appear more positive than they actually were. The reason for such a bias: The participants knew they were training their mindfulness, and a reduction in stress levels was a desired effect of this training. This awareness alone has an impact on subsequent information. "If you are asked whether you are stressed after a training session that is declared as stress-reducing, even addressing this question can distort the statements," explains Lara Puhlmann, doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and first author of the underlying publication, which has now appeared in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Factors such as social desirability and placebo effects played a role here. Unlike pharmacological studies, for example, in which the study participants do not know whether they have actually received the active substance or not, so-called blinded studies are not possible in mental training. "The participants know that they are ingesting the 'antidote,'" says Puhlmann. "In mindfulness research, we are therefore increasingly using more objective, i.e. physiological, methods to measure the stress-reducing effect more precisely." The concentration of cortisol in hair is considered a suitable measure of exposure to prolonged stress. Cortisol is a hormone that is released when we are confronted with an overwhelming challenge, for example. In that particular situation, it helps put our body on alert and mobilize energy to overcome the challenge. The longer the stress lasts, the longer an increased concentration of cortisol circulates around our body—and the more it accumulates in our hair. On average, hair grows one centimeter per month. To measure the study participants' stress levels during the 9-month training, the researchers, in cooperation with the working group of Clemens Kirschbaum at the University of Dresden, analyzed the amount of cortisol every three months in the first three centimeters of hair, starting at the scalp. The mental training itself was developed as part of a large-scale longitudinal study on the effects of mental training, the ReSource project, led by Tania Singer, scientific director of the Social Neuroscience Research Group. This 9-month mental training program consisted of three 3-month sessions, each designed to train a specific skill area using Western and Far Eastern mental exercises. The focus was either on the factors of attention and mindfulness, on socio-affective skills such as compassion and gratitude, or on so-called socio-cognitive skills, in particular the ability to take perspective on one's own and others' thoughts. Three groups of about 80 participants each completed the training modules in different order. The training lasted up to nine months, 30 minutes a day, six days a week. Less stress, less cortisol And it really showed: After six months of training, the amount of cortisol in the subjects' hair had decreased significantly, on average by 25 percent. In the first three months, slight effects were seen at first, which increased over the following three months. In the last third, the concentration remained at a low level. The researchers therefore assume that only sufficiently long training leads to the desired stress-reducing effects. The effect did not seem to depend on the content of the training. It is therefore possible that several of the mental approaches studied are similarly effective in improving the way people deal with chronic everyday stress. In an earlier study from the ReSource project with the same sample, the researchers had investigated the effects of training on dealing with acute stressful situations. In this study, the participants were placed in a stressful job interview and had to solve difficult maths problems under observation. The results showed that people who had undergone socio-cognitive or socio-affective training released up to 51 percent less cortisol under stress than those who had not been trained. In this case, they did not measure the amount of cortisol in the subjects' hair, but instead acute cortisolsurges in their saliva. Overall, the researchers conclude that training can improve the handling of acute particularly stressful social situations as well as chronic everyday stress. "We assume that different training aspects are particularly helpful for these different forms of stress," says Veronika Engert, head of the research group "Social Stress and Family Health" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. "There are many diseases worldwide, including depression, that are directly or indirectly related to long-term stress," explains Puhlmann. "We need to work on counteracting the effects of chronic stress in a preventive way. Our study uses physiological measurements to prove that meditation-based training interventions can alleviate general stress levels even in healthy individuals."   Study: Moderate carbohydrate intake is a cardiovascular benefit for women Monash University (Australia), October 13, 2021 Women's heart health has been the focus of a recent study by Monash University, with researchers finding that proportional carbohydrate intake and not saturated fat was significantly associated with cardiovascular disease benefit in Australian women. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women. Poor diet is recognized as both an independent CVD risk factor and a contributor to other CVD risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, and dyslipidaemia. The research found that in middle-aged Australian women, increasing the percentage of carbohydrate intake was significantly associated with reduced odds of CVD, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and obesity. Furthermore, a moderate carbohydrate intake between 41.0 percent—44.3 percent of total energy intake was associated with the lowest risk of CVD compared to women who consumed less than 37 percent energy as carbohydrates. No significant relationship was demonstrated between proportional carbohydrate intake and all-cause mortality. In addition, increasing proportional saturated fat intake was not associated with cardiovascular disease or mortality in women; rather, increasing saturated fat intakecorrelated with lower odds of developing diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity. The findings are now published in the British Medical Journal. The results contradict much of the historical epidemiological research that supported a link between saturated fat and CVD. Instead, the results mirror contemporary meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies where saturated fat was found to have no significant relationship with total mortality or CVD. While the cause of this inconsistency in the literature is unclear, it has been suggested that historical studies neglected to adjust for fiber, which is known to help prevent plaque from forming in the arteries. "Controversy still exists surrounding the best diet to prevent CVD," said Sarah Zaman, a former Monash University professor who is now an associate professor at the University of Sydney. "A low-fat diet has historically been the mainstay of primary prevention guidelines, but the major issue within our dietary guidelines is that many dietary trials have predominately involved male participants or lacked sex-specific analyses." She adds: "Further research is needed to tailor our dietary guidelines according to sex." The study's first author Sarah Gribbin, a Doctor of Medicine and BMedSc (Hons) student, says: "As an observational study, our findings only show association and not causation. Our research is purely hypothesis-generating. We are hoping that our findings will spark future research into sex-specific dietary research." The Heart Foundation, which is one of the study's funders, welcomed the focus on women and CVD, which has historically been under-researched. Heart Foundation manager, food and nutrition, Eithne Cahill, cautioned that "not all carbohydrates are created equal." "We know that quality carbohydrate foods such as vegetables and whole grains—including whole grain bread, cereals, and pasta—are beneficial for heart health, whereas poor quality carbohydrates such as white bread, biscuits, cakes, and pastries can increase risk," she said. "Similarly, different fats have different effects on heart health. That is why the Heart Foundation focuses on healthy eating patterns—that is, a combination of foods, chosen regularly over time—rather than a single nutrient or food. Include plenty of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, and heart-healthy fat choices such as nuts, seeds, avocados, olives and their oils for cooking and a variety of healthy proteins especially seafood, beans and lentils, eggs and dairy."   Anti-cancer effects found in natural compound derived from onions   Kumamoto University (Japan), October 18, 2021   Research from Kumamoto University, Japan has found that a natural compound isolated from onions, onionin A (ONA), has several anti-ovarian cancer properties. This discovery is a result of research on the effects of ONA on a preclinical model of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) both in vivo and in vitro. This research comes from the same group that found ONA suppressed pro-tumor activation of host myeloid cells.   According to a 2014 review of cancer medicines from the World Health Organization, EOC is the most common type of ovarian cancer and has a 5-year survival rate of approximately 40%. It has a relatively low lifetime risk that is less than 1%, but that can increase up to 40% if there is a family history of the disease. A majority of patients (80%) experience a relapse after their initial treatment with chemotherapy, therefore a more effective line of treatment is needed.   Kumamoto University researchers found that ONA has several effects on EOC. The group's in vitro experiments showed that EOCs, which usually proliferate in the presence of pro-tumor M2 macrophages, showed inhibited growth after introduction of ONA. This was thought to be due to ONAs influence on STAT3, a transcription factor known to be involved in both M2 polarization and cancer cell proliferation. Furthermore, the team found that ONA inhibited the pro-tumor functions of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC), which are closely associated with the suppression of the anti-tumor immune response of host lymphocytes, by using preclinical sarcoma model. ONA was also found to enhance the effects of anti-cancer drugs by strengthening their anti-proliferation capabilities. Moreover, experiments on an ovarian cancer murine model that investigated the effects of orally administered ONA resulted in longer lifespans and inhibited ovarian cancer tumor development. This was considered to be a result of ONA's suppression of M2 polarized macrophages.   The research shows that ONA reduces the progression of malignant ovarian cancer tumors by interfering with the pro-tumor function of myeloid cells. ONA appears to activate anti-tumor immune responses by nullifying the immunosuppressive function of myeloid cells. ONA has the potential to enhance existing anti-cancer drugs while also having little to no cytotoxic effects on normal cells. Additionally, side effects in animals have not been seen. With a little more testing, an oral ONA supplement should greatly benefit cancer patients.     Risk of chronic diseases caused by exogenous chemical residues Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China), October 13, 2021 Chronic diseases are main killers affecting the health of human. The morbidities of major chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, hyperuricemia and dyslipidemia are as high as 10% to 30%, showing a gradually upward trend as well. More and more studies have shown that environmental pollution is a major health risk factor that cannot be ignored. However, the evidence for their relationship is equivocal and the underlying mechanisms is unclear. Recently, a research group led by Prof. Xu Guowang from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) discovered the risk of chronic diseases caused by exogenous chemical residues through metabolome-wide association study. Their findings were published in Environment International on Oct. 8. Researchers from National Institute for Nutrition and Health of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology were also involved in this study. The researchers discovered positive associations of serum perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) with hyperuricemia, and revealed the mechanism of the relationship between the exogenous chemical residues in the serum and the risk of chronic diseases at the metabolic level. The researchers investigated the relationship between 106 exogenous chemical residues and five chronic diseases in 496 serum samples. They revealed the metabolic perturbations related to exogenous chemical residues and chronic diseases by the metabolome-wide association study combined with meeting-in-the-middle approach and mediation analysis, and investigated the further potential underlying mechanism at the metabolic level. "PFASs were the risk factor for hyperuricemia," said Prof. Xu. Lipid species including glycerophospholipids and glycerides presented the strongest correlation with exposure and disease, which were not only positively related to PFASs exposure but also the risk factor for hyperuricemia. "We also found that key mediation metabolites mediated 25% to 68% of the exposure-disease risk relationship," Prof. Xu added. This study provides in-depth etiological understanding for the occurrence and development of diseases, which may be helpful for the early detection of the disease and the identification of early warning markers.

Sales Enablement PRO Podcast
Episode 176: Sebastian Shimomichi on How a Curious Mindset Drives Marketing Innovation

Sales Enablement PRO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 14:52


Shawnna Sumaoang: Hi, and welcome to the Sales Enablement PRO podcast. I am Shawnna Sumaoang. Sales enablement is a constantly evolving space and we’re here to help professionals stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices so that they can be more effective in their jobs. Today, I’m excited to have Sebastian from Accenture join us. Sebastian, I would love for you to introduce yourself, your role, and your organization to our audience. Sebastian Shimomichi: Definitely. Thank you for having me. I’m Sebastian Shimomichi and I am a management consultant at Accenture Singapore. I’m a consultant specialized in analytics and business development. I primarily focus on delivering marketing excellence for clients in Japan, Southeast Asia, and China, essentially as a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital cloud. As a management consultant, I’m responsible for amplifying marketing effectiveness for our portfolio of clients in the Asia Pacific market. I essentially work closely with the clients' sales and marketing teams and identify opportunities to implement solutions we could bring on board to accelerating pipelines. ShS: Fantastic, Sebastian. I’m so glad that you’re able to join us today. Thank you for taking the time. We came across you on LinkedIn when you wrote an article around the importance of curiosity for business leaders today in order to solve problems. You mentioned in your introduction that you guys work specifically with marketing leaders and you yourself have been one. How do you embrace curiosity and how has this mindset helped you drive innovation? SeS: Wow, that was my article in Japanese on the topic of curiosity. I believe being curious about how sales and marketing teams can tackle business challenges, this is essential to the success of an organization. With the current pandemic at hand, it is becoming increasingly crucial for leaders to question how to ensure efficiency in how sales and marketing collaborate. For the longest time, many organizations took baby steps in digitizing operations in sales and marketing. However, with the pandemic disrupting how teams such as sales and marketing collaborate to achieve KPIs, leaders are now required to reevaluate how to accelerate digitizing the workplace and skill up their employees to keep steady momentum in achieving all of the small to big wins. It takes a curious mindset to observe what is not working and define how digitizing sales and marketing could succeed. By embracing a curious mindset, I believe sales and marketing leaders can evaluate exactly what data solutions and talent is needed to bring about success for an organization. All my years of being a consultant in the domain of marketing specialize in the Japanese market. I have witnessed Japanese clients from various industries scramble to digitize their marketing activities to maximize sales pipeline. The most commonly asked question from senior leaders at major Japanese corporations was how do we transform the way sales and marketing teams collaborate without impacting our sales performance? While it may be simple for an organization to implement automated solutions – CDPs, DMP, CRM, marketing automation, so on, it takes the right mindset to leverage digital transformation solutions and marketing to its full potential. A leader who embraces curiosity can look at the intersection between digitization and employees' state of mind from different perspectives. A true leader is often said to be someone who can make a judgment all while being empathetic. That’s true for a leader with a curious mindset. They would look to identify how employees could learn to relearn while gradually introducing digitized solutions within an organization to essentially keep that momentum and grow even further as an organism. ShS: I think that’s absolutely spot on. I think you’re right. I think especially in the past year, there’s been this massive wave to digitize everything that we’re doing. I think remaining curious is extremely important, particularly in these changing times. As a marketing leader myself, I’d love your perspective on this. How can marketing leaders help to inspire curiosity across their teams? What would you say the potential impact of that type of culture on an organization is as a whole? SeS: I briefly mentioned the notion of employees learning to relearn. As we attempt to make sense of changes brought about by the pandemic, we find ourselves learning how to work from home efficiently. In my current line of work, I lead a team of analysts and specialists to deploy skilled marketing programs to drive product awareness and adoption. When the pandemic came in at full force across the globe, we had to scrap a large portion of our 2020 growth strategy. We had to rethink the client experience as well, as the journey from awareness to conversion all was happening online. Instead of just having a small group of colleagues go back to the drawing board and build a strategy, we invited our extended team to brainstorm with us. We didn't ask what should change, but rather, what are the types of experiences you miss in the process of deciding to purchase a product? From this exercise, we were able to identify that personalized experiences were the most missed. This exercise we had was to adjust our strategy for 2020 and beyond. What we want to achieve is for our extended team to challenge the status quo constantly. What I mean by this is to have colleagues across the board, regardless of seniority, have a voice to share various perspectives. By fostering an environment where employees can voice their opinions on how marketing and sales achieve success, we can identify how to innovate the way we collaborate in a digitizing environment. In fact, by empowering our colleagues to feel confident in voicing their opinions, we have optimized marketing attribution models for our clients. For example, before the pandemic, marketing teams would deploy one-off programs to drive awareness and readiness through white papers, playbooks, and webinars. That alone was sufficient to accelerate the sales funnel. However, it is becoming increasingly important to offer a consistent, personalized experience to prospects. What I mean by consistent is to put into place a sequential client experience whereby marketing can measure its influence on the sales pipeline efforts and effectively redefine how we assess readiness and our buyer segments – essentially CXOs all the way to end-users. All of this is possible in making sure our team is in an environment where they can be curious in their domain and ultimately provide different points of view, which would lead to innovation. ShS: Absolutely. I think that’s fantastic. Marketing attribution is a very hard thing to get right, for those of you less familiar with marketing attribution analytics. I think that’s fantastic. Now, to shift gears a little bit I’d love to understand, I think from an audience perspective that is predominantly in sales enablement, this is one area within the organization, particularly on the revenue side of organizations, that marketing and sales enablement can very much relate. That’s with regard to collaboration. I’d love to understand from your experience, how can marketing best collaborate with cross-functional leaders across the business, such as sales enablement, to help solve problems and innovate for the business? SeS: Great question. While I firmly believe being curious and challenging the status quo is essential to bring about innovation, so reducing the steps in sales and marketing operations to produce output, it is also essential to be technically strategic. As organizations move to digitally transform the way marketing teams work to produce engaging content, marketers need to learn how to become technically strategic in building value for the organization and its customers. At the core of every successful collaboration initiative with cross-functional leaders is communication. However, as marketers leverage data to produce data-driven marketing positions, it is then critical for marketers to communicate how technology will maximize marketing strategies. This essentially would mean understanding nuances in third-party data to zero-party data – how lead data is ingested across platforms and systems and how leads are scored across the marketing funnel. Why is this necessary? It simply boils down to marketing being able to highlight how their mar-tech stack can contribute the team’s efforts in achieving KPIs. Let me walk you through an example. When I was based in Japan, I was a data and analytics manager at an advertising agency also responsible for the end-to-end development of an Asia Pacific-wide nurture campaign for a major high-tech firm that incorporated marketing automation, lead scoring, and web scraping to generate them graphic data insights for all incoming leads. The objective for the campaign was clear: increased sales readiness of incoming leads through personalized communications whereby each marketing communication would alter depending on user behavior on our client’s CMS or web forms. You can think of this as contact sales. Due to the scale of this, the budget required for this program was high for the marketing team on the client side. This is where I partnered with the marketing team to advocate for the program to various teams at our client’s company through effective communication and defining the value behind the program, so essentially not only discussing the technicals but rather how does that translate to success, we were able to deliver the offering. In fact, I’m being told that it’s still being run to this very day. On top of having communication at the core of success, I see that being able to translate technical, so systems platforms, etc., to how different teams within an organization will use them is just as important because you have to think of different perspectives and align them so that you can achieve buy-in. That’s one thing I think is quite important. ShS: I think that’s absolutely spot on, Sebastian, with cross-collaboration. One way that I’ve seen marketing and sales enablement often work together is to help to optimize the client experience. My last question for you has to do with another article that you recently wrote about the importance of omotenashi or hospitality in building long-lasting relationships with clients. What does that mean to display omotenashi in marketing today? SeS: Before I go any further, I think it’s important to unpack what omotenashi means. The best way to translate it in English would be hospitality, but it is generally believed that omotenashi is much more than hospitality. It is a philosophy in customer service. To practice the philosophy of omotenashi is to be selfless when giving the best service or experience. Let me paint you a picture of the Japanese corporate world. In Japan, marketing and sales teams at companies from various industries work tirelessly to gain the trust of their clients. In the west, it’s pretty common to have account-based marketing strategies whereby you attempt to have various buyer segments in an organization, engage with marketing content. In Japan, however, leaders carry a lot more authoritative power than their Western counterparts. The reason for that is that in a corporate culture in Japan, collectivism is preferred. This translates to Japanese companies attempting to narrow down their ABM strategies to key leaders within a specified division of a company, rather than the broader range of buyer segments. So, end-users, decision-makers, just straight to CXOs. In earning the trust of your clients, marketing and sales enablement closely collaborate to develop customer experiences that resonate with their prospects with omotenashi. Even if sales are in contact with prospects, the clients still expect to have a consistent customer experience throughout the entire lifetime of the company-client relationship. This means for sales and marketing to always identify opportunities to show omotenashi to prospects. Methodologies I have often seen these days are establishing private, VIP webinars hosted by marketing whereby sales enablement team members are on standby to participate in breakout sessions, which would often be broken out by a product function or particular solution for a given industry. In activities like this, it's not expected for sales to immediately land on a contract deal. Instead, through consistent customer experiences, the marketing and sales expectation is that prospects will trust the organizations' capabilities and vision. If a company can win trust from its prospects, those prospects, which will then be clients, will likely one day become loyal clients whereby they would not hesitate to spread the love by promoting the company. I have seen success in this domain whereby by implementing omotenashi in marketing and sales enablement, I’ve seen companies have 10-plus year relationships with their clients all due to that particular notion that in the customer experience journey, having omotenashi is very important. Now, a lot of the clients I’ve worked with in the past were in the cloud industry, especially in Japan. If I were to give a very rough estimate of the dollar value of such relationships in the cloud industry, I would say they contributed $2-4 billion a year. While I cannot comment on whether such an approach would work in the west, it does in Japan. It is often regarded as marketing excellence by key figures in the Japanese marketing industry as well. ShS: I love that concept. I absolutely agree. I think if it were applied in the west it could have significant business impact. Thank you for sharing that philosophy with our audience today, Sebastian, and thank you for joining us. SeS: Thank you. ShS: To our audience, thanks for listening. For more insights, tips, and expertise from sales enablement leaders, visit salesenablement.pro. If there’s something you’d like to share or a topic you’d like to learn more about, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

DJ Fancy Ketchup Country Music Podcast
Episode 83: Episode 83: Fancy, Don't Let Me Down

DJ Fancy Ketchup Country Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 74:26


Join us for another stimulating dive into the abyss of Country and Western. We have both kinds here. Channel the honky tonk deep into your synapses and focus on your breathing, djfancyketchup@gmail.com

The Horn
S3 Episode 1: The Battered State of Activism in Africa

The Horn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 26:25


Civil activists in Africa face increasingly strong headwinds. States continue to use tried-and-tested repression alongside increasingly sophisticated forms of legal and financial pressure to limit the influence of the continent's activists. Despite these obstacles, Africa is brimming with energy, as showcased during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet this political activism does not always follow the path of the formal civil society organisations that Western support has flowed to since the 1990s. This week, Alan is joined by L. Muthoni Wanyeke, the Open Society Foundation's Africa Director, to talk about this mixed picture. They discuss the successes of popular movements in Sudan, the tragic fate of South Sudan, the conspicuous lack of an anti-war movement in Ethiopia and the challenges posed by mounting authoritarianism in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Alan asks whether the model for civil society organising needs to change and Muthoni argues that we can empower activists by reforming African philanthropy and building a better framework for dialoguing with state actors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Veteran's Minimum
605. NBA Preview Show: Western Conference

Veteran's Minimum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 127:42


On this episode, Lamb is joined by Agent Chris & Dunbar to talk about the Western conference this year in the NBA. Are the Lakers going to cruise the regular season to be healthy in the playoffs, Why can't the Suns be last year's version of the Suns, Luka chaos and why him being MVP isn't a smart call because of his team, Jokic being the most disrespected defending MVP, can the Jazz finally get over the hump, how many Spurs can you mention and Finals/MVP picks to close out the show Join the Patreon for the Month of October in the $10 Tier or Higher for a chance to win an NFL Helmet of your choosing! PATREON https://bit.ly/2F2Rdvg Shoutout To The Members Of The Patreon Christopher Villescaz Dereck Pleites Devin Rendon Mike Wozniak Ryan Pistner Stephen Briggs Jordan Riley Podcasts https://apple.co/2R494Ff PATREON https://bit.ly/2F2Rdvg TWITCH https://bit.ly/31TN7P3 SPOTIFY https://spoti.fi/3bn9QGx VM YOUTUBE https://bit.ly/336DWdB TWITTER http://www.twitter.com/VeteransMinimum INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/VeteransMinimum FACEBOOK Facebook.com/veteransminimum LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com/company/52152267 LAMB'S TWITTER https://bit.ly/3l0mQoJ LAMB'S IG https://bit.ly/33ddtMt Guest: Chris on instagram & Dunbar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hypnosis With Joseph Clough
#620 Release Stress Hypnotic Journey

Hypnosis With Joseph Clough

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 31:32


Enjoy this episode…and subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/user/josephcloughhypnosis?sub_confirmation=1   Download my FREE Hypnosis App in your app store, just search "Joseph Clough" or go to https://www.freehypnosis.app   PLUS… if YOU want to discover "How to Silence Your 'Inner Critic,'  Quit The 'Imposter Syndrome' to Level Up Your Career or Business!" I have a free training for you…go to https://www.josephclough.info/power to view my free OnDemand Masterclass   In the Masterclass you'll quickly discover:   Secret #1 "Why you must discover the HIDDEN ROOT CAUSE of all lack of confidence, worry and self-doubt, that once found (what most therapists do not want you to know…). If you do not discover this...you continue to feel like a failure."   Secret #2 "Why you are NOT an imposter and how to switch your brain to work for you, rather against you."   Secret #3 "How to master the 5 FEARS of rejection, failure, being good enough, getting help and imposter syndrome."   Go to https://www.josephclough.info/power to view my free OnDemand    Who Am I?   I'm Joseph Clough, #1 best-selling Hay House author, and creator of over 300 hours of Hypnosis and Coaching that have been downloaded over 9,000,000 times.    I am also an international Speaker, Celebrity Coach and Hypnotherapist.   My goal in life is to help each person achieve their full potential and that includes you. I combine advanced techniques of Eastern and Western inner transformation, my own techniques and Hypnotherapy, and have worked with celebrities and professional athlete clients.    Disclaimer:   Warning: By watching & listening and using Josephs free or paid work or apps you expressly agree that you use of this website or through other platforms is at your sole risk.    The information with this video, Joseph's work or apps or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is NOT a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.   Any decision you make having received any of Joseph Clough's free or products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.   #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #meditation #confidence #impostersyndrome #Hypnotist #worry #anxiety #career #business #success #self-development #selfhelp #wealth #money #coach #celebrity #inspiration #josephclough #nlp #coaching 

Beyond The Fog Radio
Florio w/ Naizar Mubarak

Beyond The Fog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:41


Naizar Mubarak is a native Sri Lankan who used his love for cooking to find success in the Bay Area's culinary world. Mubarak began his career at the age of 19 working at the Galle Dutch Fort, a UNIESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka. He also worked for American actor and writer Charles G. Hulls, learning from Hull's private chef how to prepare food for European customers. After emigrating to the Bay Area in 2004, Mubarak worked his way through the ranks at various Oakland restaurants such as Marzano, Garibaldi's, Bocanova, and the Duck Club. Today, he is the Executive Chef at SF's favorite Florio Bar & Cafe. Mubarak's story would be incomplete without the influence of his mother's recipes and his native culture's culinary traditions. In Sri Lanka, everything is done manually and made with fresh, living ingredients. He learned from a young age to use everything he had, and even knew how to mix his own spices. With his mother's famous recipes and a love of experimenting with different flavors, Naizar gained an edge in the Western culinary world. Throughout the years, he's been praised for his creativity in blending different cultural flavors. At his restaurant Florio, he makes unique French and Italian dishes with Sri Lankan spices–– recipes that he has become widely known for. Naizar's cooking is elegant, innovative, and satisfying. To this day, his customers can still be heard exclaiming: “Yumm! What is this?” Meet Naizar Mubarak!

Woo Knew?
Nature, Our Healer And Friend

Woo Knew?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 60:23


Angela Linghu and Kevin Lian are the plant and Earth medicine-loving creators of Apotherie, a small-batch herbal company that is rooted in both Eastern and Western philosophies. We had the honor of speaking to them about their love-filled offerings, the compassionate ways in which they support the community, their inspiring journeys of awakening that guided  them to create Apotherie together, their van-life adventures and why a relationship with Nature and plants is so imperative to human existence and life. Find out more about Apotherie at apotherie.com and on Instagram @myapotherie.

Movie Lovers Unite
Halloween Kills Spoiler Review With Two Blerd Girls Podcast and Western Reviews.

Movie Lovers Unite

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 69:24


Get 20% OFF + Free international shipping @manscaped with promo code “MOVIELOVERSUNITE” at Manscaped.com! Your Balls Will Thank You! #sponsored Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MOVIELOVERSUNITE at Manscaped.com. That's 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code MOVIELOVERSUNITE Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. Imagine shaving with a sleek, well-designed, and optimized trimmer that makes shaving time your favorite time in the bathroom. I'm one of the first people to try the new 4.0 and I'm blown away by the performance. The craftsmanship and details on the 4.0 are next level! Hello Movie Lovers, for tonight's episode John is joined by Tomeka from Two Blerd Girls Podcast and Western Reviews to give you their thoughts on the 2021 Horror/Slasher film HALLOWEEN KILLS. Doing a fundraiser for St. Jude! If you like to help, please click below to raise money to go to St Jude Research Hospital. https://tlbodenhamer84.scentsy.us/party/15197126/st-judes-fundraiser?fbclid=IwAR3aUQArkoGULV3xpqP-heQIecqbJToctgH9PVZfbeMCcKApMkpzZNCKw9w If you want to donate to the show feel free to do so by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/movie-lovers-unite-podcast?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 If you want to sign up with Audible to start your free trial here's the link http://www.audibletrial.com/movieloversunite For all of your entertainment news make sure that you check out www.movieloversunite.com If you want to be apart of our Patron feel free by clicking the link https://www.patreon.com/join/movieloversunite Follow us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/HouseNerdGeek/?ref=bookmarks If you want to get in touch with Movie Lovers Unite feel free to email us at movieloversunite@gmail.com If you want to leave us a voice mail message here's the link https://anchor.fm/movieloversunite/message If you would also like to be apart of our Listeners Support Program here is the link https://anchor.fm/movieloversunite/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/movieloversunite/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/movieloversunite/support

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 15:42


Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to bringing the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop being rowdy. 127 Washington State Patrol employees let go because of vaccine mandate https://www.khq.com/news/127-washington-state-patrol-employees-let-go-because-of-vaccine-mandate/article_829db9fc-30dd-11ec-bb28-4726bc8c3a54.html 25 firefighters file lawsuit against Spokane mayor, fire chief over vaccine mandate https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/firefighters-lawsuit-city-of-spokane/293-5398a3d4-194d-4448-9111-b25420a365a8 But then there is this: Roll Clip: https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/reports-wsu-football-coach-nick-rolovich-fired-after-refusing-to-get-covid-19-vaccine/281-e6fde806-5132-4411-a089-c38c2856ab0f Props to Nick Rolovich and his four assistant coaches that followed his lead. The news, along with the president of WAZU, keep pushing the narrative that Coach Nick would not follow the University's requirements. But what actually happened, is that WSU, and probably the Governor for that matter, refused to grant him a religious exemption. That is criminal and I hope he sues, wins, and buys his former Athletic Director a backbone. My friend, Steve Deace, texted me this article, so hold onto your hats: Marine veteran wants to sue Walmart after pharmacist denied him access to ivermectin https://www.theblaze.com/news/marine-veteran-sue-walmart-pharmacist-ivermectin According to the Blaze: “A retired marine from Albert Lea, Minnesota, wants to take Walmart to court after a pharmacist refused to fill his doctor's prescription for ivermectin to treat his case of COVID-19. Bill Salier, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Somalia and a former U.S. Senate candidate, shared his story Monday on the "Steve Deace Show," describing how a local Walmart pharmacist refused to fulfill a doctor's prescription for ivermectin for both him and his wife, who had each come down with COVID-19. Salier, 53, told BlazeTV host Steve Deace that he began feeling sick on Oct. 1, and after testing he was found positive for COVID-19. After his diagnosis, Salier said he attempted to receive monoclonal antibody treatments by applying through the Minnesota Resource Allocation Platform, but his requests went unanswered. "We never so much as heard a word back, not even in acknowledgement that the requests had been put in," Salier said. Failing that, Salier obtained a doctor's prescription for ivermectin… "The prescription was sent in to our local Walmart, here in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and it was refused to be filled by the pharmacist. This pharmacist contacted my wife, telling her that he would not fill it. My wife stated that he did not have the right to stand between our physician's prescription and the patent, he asserted that he did have that right and he refused to do so," Salier said. Salier says he and his wife were left in "limbo" after the pharmacist continued to deny them access to ivermectin, even after their physician called him to discuss the matter. "We were faced with either continuing to suffer and quite possibly ending up in the hospital," he told Deace, explaining that they decided to take a risk and purchased a horse paste version of the drug that is not intended for human consumption and could be dangerous if overdosed. "I was forced with this decision and I was either going to lay there, suffer, and be at life's peril of losing my time with my family, or I was going to eat that horse paste. And down the hatch it went," Salier said. Fortunately, Salier did not overdose and reported to Deace that "within eight hours" he began to feel relief from his COVID-19 symptoms. Now, he says he wants a reckoning with Walmart and the pharmacist who denied him access to ivermectin. "If you ever wanted to find out what it is to punch a Marine in the face and what type of response you're gonna get, well, America, you're about to see the type of response that you get. Because if you take on me and my family, and you stand between our physician and the health care that they have prescribed to me as a life-saving thing — in my opinion that is what it did — then you have got a fight on your hands and I am coming for that fight." Salier is partnering with We the Patriots USA, a nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties, to raise money to file a federal lawsuit against the pharmacist and Walmart.” Mission First Coffee: "Calling all coffee lovers! Mission First Coffee is a company owned and run by friends of ours that offer specialty coffee shipped directly to your doorstep. 10% of every order goes to Paul Washer's HeartCry Missionary Society. With a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, you know the coffee is going to be good. Head over to missionfirstcoffee.com to try it out yourself and support missionary work around the world!" Pfizer took hard line in push for profit https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/19/secret-vaccine-contracts-with-governments-pfizer-took-hard-line-push-profit-report-says/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1RfM15QG2VKhlQ6eoKuRuV5yVBOScKDlzq2uFOAaL-_1wp6Dkn5kA4ndQ According to the Washington Post: “The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has proved a success. First to receive emergency use authorization in the United States, the Pfizer shot has become the world's most popular, with 3.5 billion doses purchased. Sales could double in 2022, according to projections. Analytics firm Airfinity this week predicted Pfizer will sell $54.5 billion worth of coronavirus vaccine next year, almost twice the value of Moderna's sales. In the article I could only find one country and its related pricing: “Brazil signed a $1 billion contract with the drug giant for 100 million doses. “ “Pfizer has formalized 73 deals for its coronavirus vaccine. According to Transparency International, a London-based advocacy group, only five contracts have been formally published by governments, and these with “significant redactions.”” John Piper finally chimes in on the vaccine debate, and the title of his post is: “A Reason to Be Vaccinated: Freedom” https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/a-reason-to-be-vaccinated-freedom He begins the article with: “My aim in this article is to encourage Christians to be vaccinated, if they can do so with a good conscience and judicious medical warrant.” And because I really do like John Piper, I am not going to read the rest of the article to you and further damage the respect I have for him...Ugh. The Biden administration is rolling back its awful bank-account-monitoring proposal but the new plan is pretty bad too https://notthebee.com/article/the-biden-administration-is-rolling-back-its-awful-bank-account-monitoring-proposal-but-the-new-plan-is-pretty-bad-too According to Not the Bee: “We all know that for months now the Biden administration has had grand designs for closely monitoring pretty much every single private bank account in the United States. Well, the backlash to that plan was so strong that Washington Democrats have retreated to an alternative proposal, but frankly that one stinks too:” According to the Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-bank-reporting-democrats-11634658560 “Democrats are trying to salvage the Biden administration's proposal to expand annual bank-account reporting to the Internal Revenue Service, fighting uphill against mounting opposition from the financial-services industry and Republicans. Sens. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) will detail an updated version of the tax-compliance plan on Tuesday that will include a $10,000 annual threshold before reports are required, according to prepared remarks from Mr. Wyden. That is an increase from the administration's broader floor, which would include accounts with at least $600 in inflows, outflows or transactions.” Dont we have a right to privacy? Should the number not be $10,000 or $600, but zero, zilch, zip? Portland sets new homicide record, uses traffic barrels to combat drive-by shootings https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-oregon-sets-new-homicide-record According to Fox News: “The number of homicides in Portland has now surpassed its previous annual record of 66, set in 1987 – and there are still more than two months to go in the calendar year. As of Tuesday, Oregon's largest city has recorded 67 killings so far this year, three-quarters of which have been carried out by firearms, according to the Associated Press. The total number of shootings – around 1,000 – has also left an additional 314 people injured. Nationally, homicides increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2020, based on FBI data. However, in Portland, deadly violence is increasing at a faster rate than nearly all major cities, with an 83% increase in homicides in 2020, according to the Associated Press. Portland has seen more homicides in 2021 than some larger cities, including San Francisco, and it's had twice as many slayings as its larger Pacific Northwest neighbor, Seattle. Other hard-hit Western cities include the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metro area, which has about 679,000 residents and has seen a record 97 homicides this year. Portland police have struggled to quell the violence, with the bureau 128 officers below authorized strength. Since August 2020, about 200 officers have left the department. Many, in their exit interviews, cited low morale, lack of support from city officials and burnout from months of racial justice protests, which often ended in plumes of tear gas and confrontation but have largely died down since last summer.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

Barrel Racing Tips Podcast
My Favorite Therapies for Helping Barrel Horses Feel and Perform Their Best

Barrel Racing Tips Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 15:11


In episode 197 I shared the four therapeutic modalities my husband and I and our team roping and barrel horses can't live without for supporting high level equine health and performance. For more barrel racing inspiration, education and implementation, visit BarrelRacingTips.com. Please subscribe to, rate & review the show - thanks for listening!

UnMind: Zen Moments With Great Cloud
61. Zuimonki: Being a Monk

UnMind: Zen Moments With Great Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:03


Renunciationis not simply leaving home —it is homelessness!* * *Master Dogen was quite prolific as a writer, even by today's standards. But we should remember that writing in those days, as well as publishing, was accomplished with rice paper, brushes and ink. Imagine what he might have done with a word processor. He apparently intended his master work, Shobogenzo, which tends to overshadow his other writings, to consist of 100 fascicles, or chapters, but he completed only 95 in his brief lifetime of 53 years.At a conference on Eihei Dogen around 2000 in Palo Alto, after his signature lecture on Dogen's collection of 300 koans, called the Mana Shobogenzo, I asked John Daido Loori, What could the other five have possibly been about? The old modern master huffed, “Good point!” and walked away.This collection, subtitled as “Sayings of Eihei Dogen Zenji recorded by Koun Ejo” in a small volume published by the Soto sect in Japan, was translated by one of my teachers, Shohaku Okumura Roshi. I have selected a couple of examples from the six “books” of live teachings, and will number them for your future reference. I hope you delve into these wonderful postcards from the past in greater detail.1-2 Dogen also said,[You] should maintain the precepts and eating regulations (one meal a day before noon, etc.). Still, it is wrong to insist upon them as essential, establish them as a practice, and expect to be able to gain the Way by observing them. We follow them just because they are the activities of Zen monks and the lifestyle of the Buddha's children. Although keeping them is good, we should not take them as the primary practice. I don't mean to say, however, that you should break the precepts and become self-indulgent. Clinging to such an attitude is an evil view and not that of a Buddhist practitioner. We follow the precepts of regulations simply because they form the standard for a Buddhist and are the tradition of Zen monasteries. While I was staying at Chinese monasteries, I met no one who took them as the primary concern.So the great master, while lecturing to monks living at a monastery, insists that the strict protocols of monastic life are not the primary practice of a monk. That central position is reserved for zazen itself. This tells us, as lay practitioners, that the lifestyle of the monastic, which we may hold in high esteem, and even long to emulate, is not crucial. We remember from Jijuyu Zammai — Self-fulfilling Samadhi — “Without engaging in incense offering, bowing, chanting Buddha's name, repentance and reading scripture, you should just wholeheartedly sit, and thus drop away body and mind.” The various rituals are the peripherals, plug-and-play supportive activities surrounding the true teaching found in meditation. The lifestyle of the householder is likewise not central to living a Zen life. Zazen alone is:For true attainment of the Way, devoting all effort to zazen alone has been transmitted among the buddhas and patriarchs. For this reason, I taught a fellow student of mine… a disciple of Zen Master Eisai, to abandon his strict adherence of keeping the precepts and reciting the Precept Sutra day and night.It looks like Dogen, while a student, played a somewhat subversive role in respect to his Dharma brothers. It reminds me of the tale of the young visiting junior monks, unsui, whom the abbot admonished not to go “imitating the senior monks around here.” When they saw him following the same protocols, they confronted him with the contradiction, to which he said, “I just have my devotion this way.” He was not imitating anyone. Dogen is attributed with asking, “In zazen, what precept is not fulfilled?” Wholehearted practice is not dependent upon the circumstances of our daily life. The real monastery has no walls. But regarding monastic life, Dogen's wheelhouse, the master had a lot to say:1-21 Dogen instructed, Students of the Way, you must be very careful on several levels in giving up worldly sentiment. Give up the world, give up your family, and give up your body and mind. Consider this well. Even among those who retreat from the world and live secluded in the mountains or forests, there are some who fear that their family, which has continued for many generations, will cease to exist, and who become anxious for their family members or their relatives.This deals with renunciation. Members of many spiritual sects are known as renunciants, turning their back on the normal family and social lives of the times, becoming hermits or mendicants. In any time this would represent a radical departure from the societal norms, including its mores and memes. The fundamental purpose of one's life would be re-examined, giving and extremely new meaning to the notion of the “unexamined life” not being worth living. Master Dogen would often focus our attention in zazen like a laser, exhorting us to examine his teachings thoroughly in practice, i.e. mainly in meditation.Although some people depart from home and give up family or property, they have not yet given up their bodies if they think that they should not do anything physically painful and avoid practicing anything which may cause sickness, even through they know it to be the Buddha-Way.Here I have experienced a trick of the memory, which modern studies have apparently proven is a dependable attribute of long-term memory — that it is not dependable. That is, we unconsciously modify and embellish our memories over time, e.g. to polish our self-image, or to make them more meaningful. In this case, I remembered this section as Master Dogen outlining several levels of monks, and how he evaluated them in terms of their ability to do true renunciation. Here I find no specifics of that construct as I recall, and have been freely paraphrasing. Continuing with the last bit as published in this edition:Further, even if they carry out hard and painful practices without clinging to their bodily lives, if their minds have not yet entered the Buddha-Way and if they resolve not to act against their own will even if such actions are the Buddha-Way, they have not yet given up their minds.In my revisionist memory, Dogen expresses ranking monastics in a holarchy of renunciation. The first-level renunciant does what I interpret as outward renunciation: turning their back on the social world, physically leaving home, and donning the clothing and appearance of a monastic. But s/he is unable to actually let go of attachment to family, and/or may harbor secret yearnings for fame and fortune, or status.The second level can actually reject the blandishments of society and the security and comfort of the family tree, which I refer to as physical renunciation. But this person cannot forsake clinging to the comforts of a healthy body, and put their own life on the line for the sake of Zen.The third level adept is able to lay down their life and limb for the sake of the mendicant lifestyle. But they are unable to give up their own willful opinion of all the above. For example, they may be able to perform the abandonment of home and hearth, health and longevity, but they may nourish a certain self-image, taking pride in their accomplishments. This is monkey-mind.If, however, unlike the monkey, they are able to release their grip on all the cookies in the jar, thus liberating themselves from their own clinging mind, they may accede to the highest level in Dogen's hierarchy. At this point, they have done true renunciation, seeing through all the various dimensions of their life, and especially the delusional aspect of their own construct of what it means. Thus, the highest becomes the lowest, and the householder becomes identical with the monastic. If, in the midst of everyday life, with all its complexity, we can still manage to see through to the underlying emptiness, we need not abandon it in favor of the monastic model.Another comment on this came in response to a question raised by a nun in the congregation of Dogen:3-2 Once, a certain nun asked, “Even lay women practice and study the buddha-dharma. As for nuns, even though we have some faults, I feel there is no reason to say that we go against the buddha-dharma. What do you think?”Dogen admonished, “This is not a correct view. Lay women might attain the Way as a result of practicing the buddha-dharma as they are. However, no monk or nun attains it unless he or she has the mind of one who has left home. This is not because the buddha-dharma discriminates between one person and another, but rather because the person doesn't enter the dharma. There must be a difference in the attitude of lay people and those who have left home. A layman who has the mind of a monk or nun who has left home will be released from samsara. A monk or nun who has the mind of a lay person has double faults. Their attitudes should be quite different. It is not that it is difficult to do, but to do it completely is difficult. The practice of being released from samsara and attaining the Way seems to be sought by everyone, but those who accomplish it are few. Life-and-death is the Great Matter, impermanence is swift. Do not let your mind slacken. If you abandon the world, you should abandon it completely. I don't think that the names provisionally used to distinguish monks and nuns from lay people are at all important.”I quote Dogen without omission because I frankly cannot see that any part of his response is not germane and important to our understanding of lay versus monastic practice. He profiles this as a choice, but insists that we are either all-in, or we are not. However he does not indicate that just because one chooses one way or the other, one is not superior or inferior to the other. It depends. Wholehearted practice does not depend on the choice so much as the commitment. Half-baked practice in either case would seem to be the point of what the translators refer to as an admonition. Because Dogen is sometimes characterized as the “father” of Soto Zen in Japan, and mistakenly characterized as overly stern, severe and authoritarian, I would respectfully submit that these instructions are like those given to a child, in the sense of compassionate guidance, or tough love, and not at all condescending, or admonishing. He is not taking sides or advising this nun, and by extension ourselves, as to which way is right for us. He is only encouraging us to recognize the path we walk, and not to confuse the one with the other. Followed to where they are leading, either way works. All roads on the Original Frontier lead to nirvana. Eventually.Master Dogen touches on this point again in later references in Zuimonki, but we do not have time to comment on all of them. In 4-3, for example he reiterates, “The primary point you should attend to is detaching yourself from personal views. To detach yourself from personal views means to not cling to your body.” And later in the same section, “…if you have not detached from the mind which clings to your body, it is like vainly counting up another's wealth without possessing even a half-penny of your own. I implore you to sit quietly and seek the beginning and the end of this body on the ground of reality.” Here we find another aphorism we might have assumed to be Western or biblical in origin. But the great master could as easily have been addressing these comments to a lay audience, rather than to his coterie of monks and nuns. And again, the way, the method for both, is, as always, zazen.In another instance, in 5-20, he quotes an ancient master who said, “At the top of a hundred foot pole, advance one step further.” He goes on to reinforce his point with this familiar Zen trope:This means you should have the attitude of someone who, at the top of a hundred-foot pole, lets go of both hands and feet; in other words, you must cast aside body and mind. There are various stages involved here. Nowadays, some people seem to have abandoned the world and left their homes. Nevertheless, when examining their actions, they still haven't truly left home, or renounced the world. As a monk who has left home, first you must depart from your ego as well as from [desire for] fame and profit. Unless you become free from these things, despite practicing the Way urgently as though extinguishing a fire enveloping your head… it will amount to nothing but meaningless trouble, having nothing to do with emancipation.Here we find the famous “hair on fire” trope we think originated with Dogen but now ubiquitous as the image of extreme urgency and intensity. This is followed by a rather long critique of the ignorance and misguided attitudes of recalcitrant and phony monks of the time, which we sometimes imagine to be a modern anomaly. But people are people, and were no different in Dogen's day. Note the restatement, found elsewhere, of the idea that unless your commitment is total, Zen practice may be a waste of time.As a final note, it should be mentioned that in many parts of his oeuvre, Dogen promotes the monastic alternative. In his times, as it is today, it was probably more difficult for a lay person, man or woman, to maintain a practice of meditation and Dharma study than for a cloistered monk or nun. In 6-9 he likens entering a monastery to passing through the “Dragon-Gate… where vast waves rise incessantly. Without fail, all fish once having passed through this place become dragons.” But he goes on to say,The vast waves there are not different from those in any other place, and the water is also ordinary salt water. Despite that, mysteriously enough, when fish cross that place, they all become dragons. Their scales do not change and their bodies stay the same; however, they suddenly become dragons.I take his meaning to be that all of us, wherever we find ourselves, are surfing the vast waves of samsara that are rising incessantly all around us. And we are all capable of undergoing this mysterious change, passing through the gateless gate, that is nothing more or less than returning to our original nature, while nothing else changes. He goes on to point out that the monastery — sorin in Japanese, which connotes a place pf practice in the forest — is “not a special place.” In transforming samsara to nirvana, our practice converts the mundane to the sacred, and vice-versa. My world and welcome to it (shout out to James Thurber), the monastery without walls.* * *Elliston Roshi is guiding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is also a gallery-represented fine artist expressing his Zen through visual poetry, or “music to the eyes.”UnMind is a production of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Silent Thunder Order. You can support these teachings by PayPal to donate@STorder.org. Gassho.Producer: Kyōsaku Jon Mitchell

KUOW Newsroom
Traffic in western WA is once again about as bad as it was before Covid-19 kept many people off the roads

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 0:48


That's according to state highway data, but transit use is still far below pre-pandemic levels.

The Cosmic Calling
113 | Evolving to Your Next Level with Vedic Astrology

The Cosmic Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:56


How will you create your own unique, soul-aligned contribution to the New Age? Tapping into your Vedic astrology chart could provide you with the heightened perspective that you seek... ✨In this slightly more advanced astrology episode, I'm talking about how I'm using an ancient approach to calculating astrology charts in a NEW way that can help you tap into a higher dimension of your soul's mission, especially if you are already following your Western chart and no longer getting sense of fulfillment you're really craving.WE COVER:How I got inspired to begin using Vedic Astrology in my work and why I think it's an amazing addition to working with Western Astrology (plus, what both of those are!)The difference between Vedic Astrology & Western Astrology and how they can help you gain clarity around your calling in different ways both for your personal life & for your businessHow I've been using a hybrid of both of these styles to help people who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and burnt out rise above their limitations & tap into an even higher level of their higher selvesWhy Western Astrology is still helpful for the mindset most of us in the West are used to living by in our search for financial success & peer recognition and for creating a bridge to the lower dimensions// Book in your own custom Soul-Aligned Session at http://soulshineastrology.com/soul-aligned// For complete episode show notes, visit http://www.soulshineastrology.com/episode113// Download a written transcript for this episode by becoming a member of our Cosmic Calling Community at https://www.soulshineastrology.com/community/Support the show (http://soulshineastrology.com/community)

Young Heretics
Ep. 75: Who Decides?

Young Heretics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 54:11


Your right to make your own choices is under assault. But where does that right come from anyway? Conscience is one of the oldest and deepest ideas in the Western tradition, developed by millennia of thought stemming from both Athens and Jerusalem. Spencer tells the story of conscience and defends your right to choose. -- Celebrate the moments that matter most with a professional, hand-painted portrait from Paint Your Life. Get 20% off your painting right now if you text the word HERETICS to 64-000. -- Public Goods is the one stop shop for sustainable, high quality everyday essentials made from clean ingredients. Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order at https://publicgoods.com/HERETICS. -- Ned offers a natural remedy for some of life's most common health issues. To get 15% off plus a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample on orders over $40 use the promo code HERETICS: https://www.helloned.com/HERETICS. -- Get exclusive access to more truth, beauty, and the stuff that matters by becoming a Young Heretics VIP. Claim your one-month, risk-free trial with promo code HERETICS: http://youngheretics.com/locals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Life Stylist
The Wild Life of the Last Hunter-Gatherers + The Truth About Keto w/ Dr. Anthony Gustin #374

The Life Stylist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 113:40


This was supposed to be an exclusively keto-themed episode with keto entrepreneur and pioneer Dr. Anthony Gustin. Yet, we found ourselves going off-road... to Tanzania to be exact – and unpacking his wildly transformative experience with one of the last hunter-gatherer communities in the world. Prepare to flip any Western beliefs you held dearly on their heads, as you'll learn how this soon-to-be-extinct primitive community thrives off dirt, baboon brains, and gender-separated communities. Plus: how they navigate life, and the inevitability of death, without the superficial obsession for longevity.  You'll also have the opportunity to quench your keto curiosity with a deep dive into ketosis and how it works. If you thought you were clued up on the subject, prepare to be floored by Anthony's theories on the real diet devils out there (no, it's not carbs or fruit), and why pretty much dining out in any restaurant is a microbiome disaster waiting to happen. While we're on the subject, Perfect Keto is a great place to take your keto practice to the next level. Head to perfectketo.com and use the code “LIFESTYLIST20” for 20% off sitewide.    08:20 — Transformative Trip to Tanzania  Reflections on regenerative farming and hunting  Why division from nature makes us sick  The top seven ways we die and why it's not normal  Debunking the fiber myth  Eating dirt: the secret sauce to a robust microbiome  The pillars to a healthy life    38:00 — Reframing The Concept of Death + Diet and Health Ego identity and attachment around life The concept of diet and what's considered healthy  What hunter-gatherers eat and how why they're fighting to survive   What it feels like to eat baboon brains How tourism is keeping this civilization alive How Western tourism created a chief hierarchy in the community  Why returning to the land is the next health trend    01:07 — Everything to Know About Keto  The non-dogmatic approach to keto Introduction to ketosis, diet tracking, and testing  Why carbs and fruit are not the enemies The scary truth about seed oils  Why you need to say goodbye to chicken and pork The myth of “pasture-raised” animal products  Making keto accessible with Perfect Keto  Exogenous ketones for athletes  Why you don't need Omega-3   More about this episode. Watch it on YouTube Connect with Luke on social media to learn how to take your lifestyle to the next level, plus catch exclusive live interviews & events: INSTAGRAM - @lukestorey // instagram.com/lukestorey/ FACEBOOK - facebook.com/MrLukeStorey/ TWITTER - @MrLukeStorey // twitter.com/MRLUKESTOREY YOUTUBE - youtube.com/c/LukeStorey THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ONNIT. Ease into a flow state and “get in the zone” with Onnit's Alpha BRAIN nootropic: the dietary supplement that helps support cognitive functions, including memory, mental processing, speed and focus. Fire up your potential – and save 10% – by heading to onnit.com/luke.    AND...   Water and Wellness. I take my water very seriously and use Water and Wellness to ensure my H2O is pure, toxin-free, and mineral-rich. Their team has crafted a portfolio backed by decades of research and phenomenal results. 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Get direct links to all of Luke's hand-picked biohacking and health products all in one place, exclusive discounts, and support the show by making purchases through the web store >> SHOP NOW.   Other ways to support:  SUBSCRIBE >> Apple Podcasts + Stitcher + Google Podcasts + Spotify LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEW >> Simple step-by-step instructions SHARE >> Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and all your social pals   Resources Website: perfectketo.com: use the code “LIFESTYLIST20” for 20% sitewide.  Instagram: @dranthonygustin + @perfectketo Join me on Telegram for the uncensored content big tech won't allow me to post. It's free speech and free content: www.lukestorey.com/telegram   Related Shows Episode #296: Why You Can't Beat Meat: The Ultimate Carnivore Diet-guide w/ Dr. Paul Saladino Episode #348: Rite of Passage: My Sacred Hunting Experience w/ Mansal Denton