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So just go to syskvinyl .com and order yours now. They ship out on October 20th. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey everybody, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant. Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know. Let's go. Oh, you like that one? I did. I'd also like this title that Livia gave this one. Yes. It's very fun. Can I read it? Sure. The night that transformed bare human relations. It's pretty straightforward and says everything you need to say. Yeah, it's actually sadly very accurate. Yeah, and yet, despite it being that straightforward, there's a pretty interesting story hidden amid those letters. Sounds like a crossword clue. It does. I feel like we should tell that story now, or else really what are we doing here, Chuck? Alright, well I think this is one of those, unfortunately, we can't just sort of play out as a teaser to reveal what happens. I think we kind of need to say what actually happened and then tell that story, yeah? Alright. Did you want to tease this thing out? No. Okay. I'm just being difficult. Because what we're talking about is a very sad night, August of 1967, when two young women, two 19 -year -old women were killed by two, and here's the kicker, two different bears in two different places in the same national park. If it was one bear that just went crazy or something and they were all camping together, that would be obviously tragic, but not like, hey, we need to really look at what's going on here, and that's what happened because it was two bears in two places. Yeah, and the reason why it was such a kicker is because in the 57 years leading up to that, that Glacier National Park was a national park, only three other people had ever been killed by grizzly bears, and then all of a sudden it went from three people in 57 years to two women in two separate incidents in one night. That is crazy, and it really did kick off this national conversation about should grizzly bears stay alive as a species because we like living in national parks. Do we have the right to do that kind of thing? It's a pretty interesting story. It's got a lot of facets to it, and I feel like we should talk a little bit about grizzly bears first because I didn't realize that they were just a subspecies of brown bear, although that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, grizzlies are brown bears. They are generally darker than brown bears in coloring. They're generally smaller. They can be a couple hundred pounds up to about 600, and it's interesting here because I think it depends on where you live and who you ask. Usually bears brown are called brown bears when they're more coastal, like the ones you see grabbing that salmon out of the river you would call a brown bear. I thought that was a grizzly. Whereas if you live inland and you're a bear, a brown bear, you're called a grizzly, but then I also saw people talking about coastal grizzlies, so it may be one of those names that's just sort of been tacked onto a lot of brown bears. Yeah. I think it's just, you know, it's confusing. Yeah, but they're brown bears. Yeah, they're brown bears, which makes them, you know, and they're a relatively small brown bear. There's a type of brown bear called a Kodiak that gets up to 10 feet tall when it's standing on its hind legs. No, thank you. Grizzlies are not nearly that big, but they're still big enough. I mean, the males can get up to about 600 pounds, and there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. The early 19th century, I think around the time of Lewis and Clark, there was an estimated 50 ,000 to 100 ,000 grizzly bears. They went all the way from Canada down to Mexico. They were in every what's now states along the West, all the way over to the Great Plains. There was a ton of them. And then as we started to move out there, we meaning white American settlers and colonists, part of what that whole westward expansion included was not just wiping out Native Americans, it was also wiping out large carnivores too. Yeah, like when they talk about taming the West, that's what they mean. It's like, let's go out there and kill things. And they did this for a few reasons. Sometimes it was because they had cattle that they wanted to take care of, or, you know, occasionally if they thought they were in harm's way, they might kill a bear. But a lot of it was just that sort of, I was about to say human nature, but really man's nature, at least some men, not me or you, to want to kill big, beautiful animals because they're big and beautiful and, you know, I guess could be considered dangerous. You got to keep an eye on those people because they can very quickly become real like most dangerous game types. Right. That's right. So by the time 1967 rolls around, when the two 19 -year -old women who died lost their lives, and I'll just go ahead and say their names are Julie Helgeson, man, and Michelle Koons, by the time they died in August of 1967, grizzly bears had been wiped out so thoroughly that they had a territory that was about 2 % of what it had once been. Mostly they were in national parks because those were protected areas, and there was something like under a thousand of them in the entire continental United States. Yeah, that's, 2 % is great when you're talking milk, it's not great when you're talking about animal populations. Did you write that one down? I didn't, it just came to me when I saw 2%. Good stuff, man. Very nice. Here's the weird thing though, is, and it seems rather counterintuitive, there were more, even though there were fewer bears, there were more human encounters with these bears for this very reason, and as we'll see, this is what, part of what led to this huge mess, and it's really hard to, if you're our age, and maybe obviously younger, you don't realize that national parks weren't always these places where they really were smart about everything they did, because at the time, they would do some crazy things in national parks. They would try and get bears around, they would leave food out. They would, there was one story here that Livia found where, and luckily a park ranger kind of stopped this in the act, but these parents brought a bear over with some food with a candy bar, and then tried to put their 18 month old on this bear's back to take a picture. Yeah, there's a story in that same article about a guy who was trying to lure a bear into his car to get a photo of it behind the wheel. Yeah. Just people interacting with, again, 600 pound grizzly bears, they can just take your head clean off if they want to, but that's the thing. They are really unpredictable, and for the most part, they're vegetarians, I think plants make up something like 90 % of their diets, and a lot of times, they're, I don't want to say docile, but the 18 month old baby survived, and so did the mom, and so did the dad. If that bear had acted any differently, they wouldn't have survived, so I saw that their personalities can best be summed up as unpredictable, but at the time, in the 60s, that is not the impression people had of bears. They were kind of considered a lot more gentle. There was a park ranger who was quoted by Jack Olson, who we'll meet in a little while, who said that on a scale of, a danger scale, where a butterfly is a zero and a rattlesnake is a 10, the grizzlies of Glacier Park would have to rate somewhere between zero and one. That is entirely wrong. He really should have said they rate between a zero and a 10, and you have no idea what it's going to be at any given moment if you encounter a bear. Yeah, and like a lot of large animals like this, when there is a, you know, their accident, so I'm going to call it an accidental killing, because bears weren't like, ooh, human, let me go eat them. Like you said, they're mostly vegetarian, and even when they ate stuff that was non -vegetarian, it wasn't like, oh, boy, let me go chow down on that person. It was, let me go chow down on that person's steak by the fire or the fish that they're cooking or something like that. And so when there is an accident, it's usually one of a couple of things. It's either the sort of familiar scenario of where you stumble upon a bear and scare them, or they may have their cubs around them, might be a mama with some cubs. Or it is that bear that's like, wait a minute, that's my food. You're eating that fish out of that river. I want it. So let's go. Yeah, apparently they defend their food like it's, like with the most jealous violence that they need to, like that is their food, even if it's your food. Yeah, exactly, because that bear thinks it's their food, because it's their territory. And the other thing that Libby was keen to point out, which is like, it sounds sort of funny at first, but it really is a thing that you need to pay attention to, is the Yogi Bear cartoon was a big thing. And Yogi and Boo Boo as these sort of friendly bears going after the picnic basket, that came about because that's what it was like. It wasn't like someone said, I got this crazy idea. Let's take these ferocious animals and make them Hanna -Barbera, and let's make them into a lovable cartoon character. It was like, no, that's when you went to these national parks. Like you said, people are luring bears around. They're like, ooh, take my picnic basket if I can take a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture. I'm just trying to make that into a funny picnic thing. Anyway, that's how things were. So that's why they made that cartoon. And that was just sort of what was going on. Like they literally at Glacier, at one, oh, I'm sorry, this is at Yellowstone, but they were doing similar things in Glacier. At Yellowstone, they put bleachers up around the open air dumps so people could show up and watch the bear show, which was bears wandering in to eat. Yeah. So a lot of people rightfully lay a lot of the blame for the deaths in 1967 at the feet of the administrators of national parks at the time because they were using the bears as entertainment. And at the very least, even if they weren't in some of the parks, they were not instructing the public on how to interact with bears and just how dangerous bears were. And that was a huge problem because like you said, people were treating them like they were just these docile, gentle animals that wouldn't do them any harm. And then the other factor that kind of gets overlooked is that this is right after the national highway system had really been developed and people were hitting the road. So these national parks were suddenly just swamped with tourists for the first time in their history. So people were, there were far fewer bears, but there were a lot more people all up in the bears' drills than there ever had been in human history. Yeah. And leading up to this specific incident, and we'll detail a little bit more of this after, I guess we'll take a break here in a couple of minutes. But at Glacier, there were sort of in the days leading up, there were a lot of alarming incidences where bears were becoming way more aggressive, or if you're watching a cartoon, way more friendly than they had been. There were fires that came through the park in the summer of 67, so that shrank their habitat some and kind of squeezed them into a smaller area. And there was one bear in particular that had been reported a few different times. I went back, I'm sure you did too, and read this great original Sports Illustrated article. Who was it that wrote that? Jack Olson. Yeah, Jack Olson is kind of the standard account of this horrific event. But this bear, it was an emaciated female who was underweight, had been reported a lot going up to people, being very brazen and, you know, not like typically when you see a bear, if you ever watch these outdoor shows, you start yelling at the bear, like get out of here or clank in a pot and the bear usually is going to leave. Bears are scared and they don't want to be around people. But this bear was not taking any orders and not doing any of the things that a bear would usually do. It would just come into a camp and start eating and not leave until they wanted to leave, this skinny lady bear. Right. So we have in the Western National Park System, a situation where bears have become acclimated to humans. They're totally fine with being really close to humans, kind of not scared of us. And then also they had become habituated on human food and garbage. And they now associated humans with food and they were no longer scared of humans. There were a huge population of bears in the Western parks with lots of humans coming to see them. All right. Well, let's that sounds like a very natural place to stop things and never come back. But we do. We have to tell this this bad story. So we'll be back right after this.
Fresh update on "19 year old" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"12 .15, a to -do list for your personal finances before the end of the year. the Dow Wall Street down is lower, 120 points. It's 12 noon. This is CBS News On The Hour, presented by Indeed .com. Kathan, I'm Steve arguments at the U .S. Supreme Court on the bankruptcy deal that shields the owners of OxyContin -maker Purdue Pharma Up from lawsuits, Deputy Solicitor General Curtis Gannon. The Sackler family members took billions of dollars from Purdue in the years before Purdue's bankruptcy, but have not filed for bankruptcy protection themselves and have made only a portion of their assets available. Justice Elena Kagan quizzed Purdue's lawyer why should they get the discharge that usually goes to a bankrupt person once they put all their assets on the table without having put all their assets on the table. Well let me first say Justice Kagan that the point of this proceeding is not to make the life as difficult as possible for the Sacklers. It's to maximize recovery and fairly and equitably distribute it to the victims. the Now to Middle East CBS's Chris Livesay has more on Israel's expanded an airstrike blast the city of Khan Yunis the suspected command center of Hamas But also the home to hundreds of thousands of civilians. Israel's ground operation now is spread across the Gaza Strip even in the once relatively safer south where Israel says Hamas is hiding behind human shield. The Justice Department says a former American diplomat who was once ambassador to Bolivia has been charged with serving as a covert agent for Cuba's intelligence 1981. Correspondent Scott McFarland tells us the White House is calling on Congress to act on aid to Ukraine before the end of the year. In this letter from the Office of Management and Budget they say in so many words Ukraine is going to run out of money. The US will run out of money to support the war effort and that includes with munitions that includes with battlefield equipment. Alaska Airlines is buying Hawaiian Airlines for 1 .9 billion dollars. Federal regulators will have a look and CBS's Jim Criscilla reports there's a push to prove the air travel experience for some people navigating air travel for people who are blind or in has been described as a nightmare. The Easterseals organization says it's time for that to change. Kendra Davidport is Easterseals CEO. If air travel is made accessible and more of the 61 million Americans can travel, that's only going to be good for business. It's going to sell more tickets. 61 million Americans identifies being disabled a recent viral video showed a wheelchair being mishandled by a baggage handler and crashing crashing off a plane. Jackson Chorio is 19 years old and has not yet played in the big leagues but he's gonna. the Milwaukee Brewers have signed the outfielder to an eight -year 82 million dollar contract an all -time high for For a minor leaguer Wall Street the Dow is down 140 points. This is CBS News. Make the hiring process work for you with Indeed's end -to -end hiring solution. You can attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Start at indeed .com slash credit. 1203 on WTOP Monday December 4 52 degrees now with temperatures holding in the 50s today. you
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/27/23
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. A big hit for the Crystals, girl group, 1963. Just 14 years later, this guy, 19 -year -old Sean Cassidy, busting onto the scene. Was this in the Mike Gallagher record collection when you were 17? Nope. Missed it. Missed it. Don't miss this. Sean Cassidy, who I had on the show, I think, last year. He blows through town in some medium -sized venues and just kind of has a sense of humor about all of his hits and all of his stuff and blah, blah, blah. The great Sean Cassidy is 65 today. I also saw him in a theatrical production of a great musical called Blood Brothers. He has toured in that. I think he might have played it in New York a little bit. Maybe even in the West End in London. He's great. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him. He just has a lot of energy. And you know what he has? He has gratitude because he knows he's pigeon -holed. He was in the Hardy Boys TV show or some such. He was the kid star and blah, blah, blah. But you know what? If you got that going for you, milk it for your entire life. I'm a big believer in staying in your lane. I am a stay -in -my -lane kind of guy. Let's talk a little bit about my years -long narrative about the crap file on Donald Trump. Oh, yes. Let me tell everybody what it is. The Mike Gallagher theory has been born out true time and time and time and time. Whenever something starts to happen that will create positive attention for Trump or make people empathize with him or vote for him or support him, some kind of story will mysteriously appear so that the media can cover something else. Go. Well, yesterday is a perfect example. Huge news. The House Oversight Committee subpoenas records and discovers that Hunter Biden got wires from China, got transfers from Beijing for more than a quarter of a million dollars. And the wires were sent to Joe Biden's home. The president himself, his home, his home address, not Hunter's address, Joe's address. Now, this is the man, of course, who has insisted all along that he doesn't know anything about his son's business dealings. He just happens to be getting a quarter million dollars sent to his residence, but he didn't know anything about it. Now, hours after that comes this big revelation. A judge in New York, a Trump -hating, maniacal leftist New York City judge ruled that Trump has overstated the value of his properties over the years.
Fresh update on "19 year old" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Israel knew Hamas's attack plan more than a year ago. We've gone into great detail about how we did a series of interviews, and we doubled and tripled down, saying that there's no way that the Israeli government did not have intelligence beforehand. We were attacked from every direction, and we were attacked in a very nasty, awful way. Again, I'll accept apologies at any time because it was so unhinged. I'll just read you one of them. I remember I was in San Antonio about to give a speech, and I thought this was over. I thought this was, you know, beyond. Here's the Washington Times by Jeffrey Shapiro defaming Israel. Charlie Kirk floats theory Netanyahu let Hamas slaughter Jews to consolidate power. I never said that. Actually, I explicitly didn't say that. I said, I'm not willing to say, but they don't listen to it. No, this is my favorite part of it. He quotes part of my thing, and he goes on to say in the piece, which never should have saw the light of day at the Washington Post, that I need to resign from Turning Point USA. Charlie Kirk's comments demonstrate ignorance, but some may say he lacks the conscience or be evil. Jeffrey Shapiro calls me evil in the Washington Times. Bolstering terrorist propaganda is evil because it casts aspersions on heroes and mitigates the guilt of those responsible for crimes against humanity. Ben Dominant tweeted, if Charlie Kirk remains the head of Turning Point USA, the right has an anti-Semite problem that will follow them into the coming elections. So what were my comments that were so dangerous, that were so unacceptable? Let's listen to this. Again, I had op-ed after op-ed. It was so coordinated. Producer Andrew will attest to this. It was a coordinated attack on me personally. I didn't waver an inch. We've been through it but after the ninth or tenth time, you're like, hey, geez, there's some sort of a group chat where some very unstable people are trying to attack us. Maybe you guys should be that passionate. I don't know about whether or not the Israeli government knew the attack plan ahead of time. Turns out they did. The Israeli government knew. The reason that I was attacked, and I'm not saying that I was attacked by the Israeli government, I was attacked by people that were totally emotionally unhinged, is because I was onto something. It's because I asked the question you're not allowed to ask because there's some truth to what I said. The Israeli government knew about all of it. They even had a name for it called the Jericho Wall. Yeah, okay, let's play both. Let's play cut 131 first. Play cut 131. How did these guys not know this was taking place? So I've been in Israel many times. The whole country is a fortress. When I first heard this I still had the same gut instinct that I did initially. I find this very hard to believe. I've been to that Gaza border. You cannot go 10 feet without running into a 19-year-old with an AR-15 or an automatic machine gun that is an IDF soldier. The whole country is surveilled. Netanyahu now has an emergency government and a mandate to lead. I'm not willing to go so far that saying that Netanyahu knew or there was intelligence here, but I think some questions need to be asked. Was there a stand down order? Was there a stand down order? Six hours? I don't believe it. Now I'm not going to get into the stand down order. Morning Joe does. We'll touch on that in a second, but let's then go to cut 132 please. So let me just kind of go through this. We don't talk about Israeli politics very often and most Americans don't know this. The last nine months Israel was on the brink of civil war. It's not an exaggeration. This judicial stuff, there were hundreds of thousands of Israelis taking to the streets because Bibi Netanyahu was basically redefining the Israeli constitution. That's not an exaggeration, right? He said the judicial branch has too much power. There were protests planned this week against Netanyahu where they anticipated tens of thousands of people to take to the streets. That's all gone, Patrick. Okay, so remember when I said I find this very hard to believe? Let's was attacked by surprise. That was the essence of my whole thing. And for that I was, again, this Washington Times article by Jeffrey Shapiro, Charlie Kirk here, quote, Charlie Kirk should resign or be removed as the head of Turning Point USA or the right will and should suffer the consequences of its inaction. So calling for regime change. He's a former Washington prosecutor and served as an advisor and director of US Office of Cuba Broadcasting. By the way, there were tons of these articles, tons of tweets, tons of social media posting.
A highlight from Wake Up with MilSpouse Patti Katter
"In her inspiring journey, Patty Katter, a passionate advocate for freedom and military families, delved into advocacy after her husband's service -related injury. From advocating for wounded warriors and veterans to bridging the gap between the military and broader communities, Patty's commitment to service and love for freedom shines through. As an author, journalist, and host of the renowned podcast, Wake Up with Patty Katter, she strives to foster understanding, connection, and open -mindedness, all while cherishing the values of freedom and independence. Her remarkable story is up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now, your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Find out more at navyfederal .org. All right, we're talking with Patty Katter today, mill spouse, a wounded warrior advocate, and host of the Wake Up with Patty Katter podcast. Patty, always great to have a fellow podcaster on the show. Take us back, tell us a little bit about your background, where you're coming from. Hey Joe, thank you so much for having me. So originally, I was born in Flint, Michigan. A lot of people know about Flint because of their water crisis they had years ago. But rest assured, I didn't grow up in Flint. I was from a little town in mid -Michigan, and I met my husband, Ken, when he was just getting out of the Marine Corps. He was kind of, it was kind of fun because he was this muscular Marine, you know, and he ended up going to be a police officer. And we ended up getting married and having kids and had a beautiful home on 30 acres. And then 9 -11 happened, and he had the calling to go back into the military again. It was his choice. I definitely wanted to support him in any way possible because we had the type of relationship where we were very supportive of each other's dreams and aspirations. So sold we our home, and my husband joined the Army. I know some listeners might think, why did you go from the Marines to the Army? And for transparency's sake, his age. He was older than most people who would be going into the Army. He had, you know, been a police officer for about a decade after his service in the Marine Corps. And so he ended up joining the Army because he could go active duty and he wanted to go active versus reserves. So he went in fully aware that he would more than likely be deployed to combat. We already had two of our nephews who were in the Army and deployed to Iraq at that point. And so we knew it was definitely on the table. I felt like his training was good. He would be fine over there. We just kind of, you know, whoever is listening, if you're not a God believer, that's fine. Call it divine intervention, whatnot. We believed that God would protect him in one way or another or whatever would happen would be in God's control, not ours. So long story short, we were living on Fort Bragg after we sold our home. And we lived there for about a year and he decided to, we actually together, decided to buy a home off of Fort Bragg. Shortly after his call was to Iraq. So I guess it was about a year. There was a tiny part when he first joined that he was in Hurricane Katrina cleanup. I think he was gone maybe a month or so. I can't quite remember that honestly. So I'll pause here to see if you have any questions. Cause I know that was just a lot to digest. Yeah, no questions. Although, I did want to say there's a lot of Marines that go into the Army and Air Force and other services the second time around. Especially the Army and Air Force, cause they're a lot bigger. There's just more opportunity there. Especially if you like done your main stint as a young active duty Marine, you start running, depending on what your MOS is, it's a very up or out organization. And that's really common. There's a lot of people that were in services other and the other services love hiring them, love getting them on board too. You don't have to go back to boot camp or basic training. And usually they bring that Marine Corps attitude with them, which the other services most of the time love. So it's pretty common story. I know a bunch of Marines that went to other services afterwards. So he's probably in good company. Yeah, definitely. And he was definitely a good asset to the 82nd Recon. So he had all that training and he was pretty high speed and I didn't even understand how high speed he was until probably the last few years, because he never bragged about it. He still never brags about it. Recon, they run a tight ship and the Army was a little bit different of a transition, honestly, for him versus being in the Marines, it was really structured. And the Army, it was pretty structured, but not quite as regimented, I think, as the Marines. And that's just me interpreting. And so if you Army guys out there are upset about that, sorry. And of course, what a transition for you also, because you met him, first time you met him, he was on his way out of the Marine Corps. So you never really experienced being in the Marine Corps with him. And then now you're both are several years older. You're not some young 18, 19 year old new spouse going into the service with her husband. So what was that like for you, your transition into the Army? Yeah, for me, at first it was an adventure. I was excited about the move. I've always been one who enjoyed adventure and I was pretty independent anyways, in my thinking and in my career that I had, and I had done some journalism since I was in 10th grade. So I had my own things going on. And then having kids, I kept busy. So it wasn't a huge adjustment at the beginning, especially for him being a police officer. There were a lot of times that he would work third shift, he would come home in the mornings and then go to court during the day. So he was already sort of gone a lot. So when the training was going on in the Army, that part was not a big deal to me. Hurricane Katrina, that was just different, I guess, because it wasn't like he was out on a hunting trip, you know, it was like he was gone a little bit longer. And then gearing up towards Iraq, I really didn't think a lot into it either. Because honestly, I didn't watch the news a lot. I was busy with my kids. When we moved to Rayford, North Carolina, outside of Fort Bragg, my parents actually had bought a house there and we ended up living right next door to my parents. So I was busy with them and the kids would be back and forth with them. So that part was good and easy. Awesome. Yeah, the deployment was weird because I'll never forget the day he was supposed to deploy. First of all, you know, the hurry up and wait thing, that's a real thing. So we're waiting hours and we're thinking, you know, he's going to be taking off soon. What year was this? Do you remember? That was in 2006. So that's a good question. Yeah, August 2006. Okay. Things were fairly well oiled at that point, you know, like the cycles and everything like back in 03 and then going into 04, we were turning things on, turning things off I've heard so many horror stories about units were supposed to be leaving and then weeks later, they were still there, still waiting to leave, you know, and then eventually they left. Yeah. And, um, yeah, honestly, I kind of thought that was going to happen with him because the first night they were like, Oh, sorry, just joking. No. Um, so he ended up deploying the next day. So he was able to come home that first night and then it was the next day he left. So my dad took him. Um, it was easier for him to take my husband, I think to war because, you know, it was a little bit stressful that morning. I remember it was a little tense at home. The kids, um, were small. So at that point there was a six year old, a nine year old and a 12, nine and a 12 year old. Yeah. So six, nine and 12, um, the 12 year old, she understood it. The nine year old understood it, but not as clearly as the 12 year old. And then the six year old, she did not understand it really. And they were all really close with Ken. Um, he was always really great with the kids. Um, very, very active participant in their lives. And so it was difficult on them. Um, the first, the, when he actually really left that, that first day, one of the neighborhood kids down the road said, Oh man, your dad's going to war. He's going to die cause soldiers get killed in war. It never crossed my kid's mind until that very first day of a 15 month deployment. So that was, that was a tough one for the kids.
Fresh update on "19 year old" discussed on History That Doesn't Suck
"This organic Christmas truce, so well recorded by Graham Williams and others, doesn't happen everywhere on the Western Front. But I'm happy to say it isn't unique. Such scenes play out at various points across these war-torn lines. Most British sources credit the Germans in leading the way with carols at night and exiting the trenches in the morning. But the Germans likewise credit the Brits. I'm sure both are correct, all depending on the section. But whoever leads, be it the Brits, French, or other allies opposite the Germans, these spontaneous Christmas truces allow both sides to bury their dead, to make their trenches more livable, and to fraternize with one another. In one section, French poileux and German troops exchange champagne and cigarettes. Ernie Williams of the 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, will later recall his astonishment when the Germans pull out a proper football. Sorry, soccer ball for American listeners. Only a 19-year-old British soldier at the time, Ernie is thrilled, and soon he's kicking the ball around with hundreds of other men, German and British alike. In some places, this truce will only last one day, in others weeks. But here, in Plugstert Wood, it will hold astonishingly well, enduring nearly until Easter. No matter how long their individual Christmas truces last, all the soldiers involved, be they British, French, Belgian, or German, will always remember this moment when they miraculously manage to pause the war to remember and celebrate their shared humanity. Indeed, the unique, transcendent Christmas truce of 1914 is just as Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes it in his history of the first year of the Great War. And I quote, one human episode amid all the atrocities which have stained the memory of the war. Welcome to History That Doesn't Suck. I'm your professor, Greg Jackson, and I'd like to tell you a story. Welcome to our sixth annual HTDS Christmas special, and after some 20 episodes focused on the Great War, it only feels right that this year's Christmas stories come from the 1914 was long before America's entry, but I couldn't very well skip this loving scene that only happened during World War I's first Christmas. While it's true that soldiers strike other unofficial truces in the years ahead, only this first holiday season brought the war such a unique silent night. But with that taste of the famous Christmas truce, we now pivot to spend a few Christmases with some of the people we've met in recent episodes serving over there in the American Expeditionary Force, or the AEF. We'll start with those brave New Yorkers we met in episode 138, the 15th New York, better known as the 369th, the Harlem Hellfighters, or as they preferred, the Harlem Rattlers. We'll meet them as they deploy for France, longing for their families and sweethearts just before Christmas in 1917. It's a stressful time, but they more than make the most of it. From there, we'll press into 1918 to take a brief glimpse of how the guns silencing Armistice of November 11th is driving some interfaith holiday celebrations back in the States. But since the AEF can't return home just yet, we'll stay in France for Christmas as President Woodrow Wilson meets some of the troops, and AEF Commander Blackjack Pershing throws a Christmas bash at which George Patton eats far too much. We'll then follow Blackjack's story to its end, to his death in 1948, because, well, although he passes in the summer, his death has a Christmas connection. But you have to wait for that. I'm not giving that part away. Sounds like our path is set, so let's get to some bittersweet Great War American Christmases, starting with the Atlantic. It's November 11th, 1917. We're at the armory on the corner of 92nd Street and Park Avenue, New York City, where the 15th New York, also known by their federalized designation as a 369th, but better known as the Harlem Rattlers or Hellfighters, are packing it up and moving out, again. Yes, the Rattlers have moved quite a bit of late. Only last month, these Black Doughboys began training at a camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but the realities and tensions of the Jim Crow South put an end to that in a matter of two weeks. There were no complaints when the regiment came back north, neither from the troops nor local residents. But now, as a result of that uncomfortable situation and lack of facilities in which they can train without facing discrimination, the Rattlers are once again moving out. They're heading straight to France and will finish their training there. Colonel William Hayward bellows out, the words send a shiver down the spine of the gifted Harlem musician, Sergeant Noble Sissel, aka Sis, as the reality of going overseas hits him. This is so abrupt. He's not alone in his life. Another exclaims, what kind of army is this? Here I got to leave that brown skinned gal of mine without last goodbye. Another Rattler answers him sarcastically, sing them blues brother. But nothing hits Sis harder than the words of his fellow musician, Lieutenant Jim Europe. Leaning in close, Jim whispers to Sis, I'm sure sorry I sent you in after those papers in France. Oh, Jim meant no harm in the comment. On the contrary, he's joking around. But Sis had clean forgotten the humiliation of that day when that Spartansburg hotelier literally kicked his backside, driving him from the establishment for daring to try to buy a newspaper. Suddenly, all the shame and embarrassment of those kicks come crashing back down on Sis's memory. But then the bugle sounds as the colonel calls out, forward march. Sis tries to let it all go as he raises his blue corded brass knob hickory stick high in the air, then brings it down signaling forward march to the whole regiment. Simultaneously, the more than 3,000 well disciplined black doughboys step forward in lockstep, marching down 92nd street toward the East River, where city excursion boats await, ready to transport them to Hoboken, New Jersey. From there, the Rattlers will ship out to the 564 foot long, 17 year old seized German steamer, now known as the Pocahontas, and head to France. The Rattlers secretly board the Pocahontas that night. They had the first black troops to out to sea. One of the ship's engines throws a piston rod, forcing the ship to return to port in Hoboken. And so, the Harlem Rattlers wait, but without complaint, as this means getting to say those last goodbyes after all, even if that means going AWOL to do so. But finally, come December 2nd, it's time. These Harlem doughboys climb aboard the repaired Pocahontas, ready to sail for France and take part in the Great War. Or so they would, if coal stored deep in the ship's hull didn't somehow combust the next day. This explosion destroys the coal bunkers, forcing their ship back to New Jersey yet again for repairs. The repairs are made. A new coal supply is loaded. On December 12th, 1917, a week and a half after their last failed departure, the Harlem Rattlers take part of the American Expeditionary Force and do their part in the Great War. And they would, if not for the blizzard that strikes that very night. Again, the Harlem Rattlers find their ship forced back to the dock. And if that isn't enough, a British oil tanker drifts into the Pocahontas during the night, tearing metal plates off of the starboard side. So once again, the ship undergoes repairs. But there's no way these men are going back yet again. So soldiers and sailors with experience in the trades take up the work themselves. Working in the freezing cold of 10 degrees and above an ice-chunk laden ocean, the men complete the necessary repairs, allowing the ship to leave with a convoy that night. This time, it's for real. But if you thought their troubles at sea were over, think again. Because no American vessel is without troubles when German U-boats are in the waters.
A highlight from The Growing Culture War with Konstantin Kisin
"Yes, freedom has trade -offs. Freedom will mean you're less safe, and freedom will mean that some people say things you don't like. I'm okay with that, because I don't want to live in totalitarian China, and I don't want to live in Soviet Russia. If you do, that's fine. Go there and live there. Hello there. How are you all? I am on my final day of my holiday in Ibiza. It's been nice to have a break. It's been very sunny, but it's been eventful. I've lost my passport and it's stolen from my car, which has been an absolute nightmare. I've had to go to the consulate to get a temporary one. Now I've got to head up to Peterborough tomorrow to get an emergency passport ready for me to head out to Australia in a week. Speaking of which, are you coming? Are you in Australia? We've got our event on September the 9th. We've got Nick Bartier, Willy Woo, Checkmate, Russell Russell, and Dan Roberts all on stage. If you want to get a ticket to come to that, please head over to WhatBitcoinDid .com and click on WBD Live. Anyway, welcome to the WhatBitcoinDid podcast, which is brought to you by the legends of Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack, and today I've got a show I've been trying to make for a long time. Konstantin Kissin is a British Russian satirist and one of the best commentators we have over here in England. You may have seen him online. He did a very, very cool speech. I think it was at the Oxford Union. I may have that wrong, but definitely worth checking out. Now, Konstantin likes to challenge narratives and talks a lot about wokeism, climate change, politics, and any kind of societal issue, really, and I've wanted to talk to him. Although this isn't strictly a Bitcoin show, it does cover a number of the topics which I feel are kind of siddle alongside the things that Bitcoins worry or think about. So, yeah, we had this chance to sit down for an hour and shoot the shit, and we got into all kinds of things this interview, and honestly, I feel like we only just scratched the surface, so I will definitely try and sit down with Konstantin again in the future. Now, if you've got any questions about this or anything else, please do drop me an email. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Good to see you, Konstantin. Good to be with you. Yeah, thanks for letting us use your studio for this. Oh, it's a pleasure, man. Thanks for coming over. No, beautiful drive. I've been really keen to talk to you for a while, firstly because I mainly talk to Americans. But I'm Russian, so it's a bit different. You've gone to the other end. Yeah, I know you're Russian, but you're basically in the UK. You understand? Yeah, I'm British as well, yeah. But I'm going to praise you a little bit here. You've become kind of one of my favorite commentators in the UK, because I think, one, you recognize the issues. Two, you're not a crazy right wing. Three, I don't feel like you are trying to stoke a culture war to grift people, and I think your observations are excellent. I thought you were great on Rogan. I really enjoyed your interview there at Weinstein recently. And so I've just been keen to talk to you for a while. If we don't bring up Bitcoin, that doesn't matter. OK, well, that's a relief, because I know very little about Bitcoin. I always tell the story whenever people ask me about Bitcoin that I bought, you know, everyone's banging on about Bitcoin. This would have been probably 15 years ago or something. And I was like, you know what, let's put some money into it, see what happens. So I think I bought about $400 worth of Bitcoin. And when the value doubled, you know, with any investment, if like the value doubles on something as volatile as a cryptocurrency, you're going, well, you know, I've done well here. So I sold it 400. I had half a Bitcoin, half a Bitcoin for $400, and I sold it for $800. Well, so the point of that story is I know fuck all about Bitcoin. Well, I sold a lot of Bitcoin for a lot less than that at different times. Yeah, it's everyone's got a Bitcoin storyline. Yeah, we might get into it. But you know, it's interesting you mentioned that I'm not crazy right wing. I actually don't think of myself as right wing at all. And I'll tell you why. Because all of the things that people might now say make you right wing. I don't know how old you are. I suspect we're probably similar age. I think a bit older. I'm 44. I'm 40. So when I was growing up, and in fact, when I was a young man and a young adult, you know, thinking that there's a difference between men and words, or that countries, of course, should welcome immigrants like me, but we should have borders that are enforced. Right? These were all things that Barack Obama and I agreed on, you know what I mean? And so unless Barack Obama has become right wing, I don't really think of myself right wing as right wing. And of course, the issue that I principally started talking about when I used to be a stand up comedian was freedom of expression. And I always thought of that as an extremely liberal value that is what we protect in the West. And that's kind of one of the things that makes the West unique and special. So I don't think of myself as right wing because none of my views are right wing. It's just what's happened is a bunch of crazy people have taken the left off the deep end. Whereas I've stayed exactly where I've been. Do you know what I mean? So I'm very relieved because to hear you say you don't think of me that way, because quite a lot of people would like to think of me as on that side of the political spectrum. And many of them are on that side. Conservatives want, they keep thinking that I am one of them. And look, I've got wonderful conservative friends, but I always kind of have to put that disclaimer in because I really believe in creative destruction quite a lot. Conservatives often want to keep things exactly as they are. I think creative destruction is important. Coming from a comedy background, I think having a sense of humor is important and conservatives can do, but not always. So I'm relieved about that because that's a big frustration of mine, the way that the political climate's changed, where like having some very normal common sense opinions has become controversial. So in many ways, it's not that I'm grifting, it's that the world around me has put me in a position where it's like saying some really obvious and normal things makes you controversial. Well, if that's the situation we're in, fine, I'll say those controversial things. Yeah, but I also think you're framing things in a rational and reasonable way. And I don't think you're trying to inflame situations where some people are discussing the same issues that you're discussing. I think they are trying to inflame the issues and they're being provocative. And I don't think you are being provocative. And I think that's why I've enjoyed following you and regularly just having to look through your feed on Twitter, see what you're, I mean, I look today, I forgot the comedian, the Scottish comedian's name, but in relation to Rosanna? Yeah, Graham Linham, he's Irish, but he's one of the best comedy writers we've had. He wrote The IT Crowd, Father Ted, all sorts of things. And yeah, the show that he was part of has been canceled in Edinburgh, that's what we've been. But you wrote a long and very kind and well -structured response to her. And that's what I think has been missing in the discourse is that I don't think anyone who's done that has actually managed to break through. All that's managed to break through is people who maybe are inflammatory, who are overly provocative, who are trying to stoke a culture war. And you may say it exists, but it's, you go to America law, I go to America law. It's certainly not like it is in America. I would hate that to come here. Well, I think it has come here, unfortunately. I think that we are in a place, I always say this when I'm in America, whatever you guys flush down the toilet in the UK, we get served for breakfast the next day. And I do feel that that's happened. I mean, obviously you mentioned Graham Linham is controversial because of his views about transgender ideology and various things to do with that. And we've had that issue. Now I actually think on that particular issue, we're doing much better now because the Tavistock clinic where a lot of these surgeries were happening has been shut down as a result of various investigations into it. We have an interview with Hannah Barnes coming out, who's a Newsnight journalist who wrote a book about what was happening there. Um, so in, in many ways, I don't think we can avoid the reality that we now live in a kind of almost shared media space with the U S and we inevitably get caught up in many of the conversations. I don't know if you've noticed, but abortion, for example, I think when you and I would have been growing up here, it wasn't really an issue that anyone debated or talked about. It was kind of a settled issue. Um, it's increasingly not. And I think that's partly because we're downloading a lot of our sort of memes from America. Yeah. I don't think people fully understood though that we, we have pretty established abortion laws here in the UK. And so I'm, I've not seen that becoming a, an issue of debate. Am I missing something? Yeah, it will definitely, you will see that coming through increasingly. Yeah, for sure. Interesting. Well, um, well let's like say, I mean, it is great to talk to you. Um, I know you focus a lot on the issues of woke ism, um, and the kind of pervasive effect it has been having on society. Um, but my hope is here in the UK, we can be a bit more civilized, rational, reasonable about dealing with these issues because my, my thoughts on when I see everything in America is everything seems to be a binary argument and that nuance middle ground where issues are discussed tend to be missed. And I think I found that that's where even if you hold a firm position, you are also diving into the nuance a bit and having a rational argument. Yeah. Well, look, I believe in persuading people. I think that's how you change the culture. Um, you, you have to meet people where they are and persuade them. And one of the great things about trigonometry over the last five and a half years, we've had people on the show who've persuaded us and have changed our minds about issues. So I know from personal experience that people when exposed to rational argument that's made without cruelty or without malice, uh, many people, if they give it the time to actually think it through will change their perspective if they're presented with a coherent argument. Um, you know, and so I've always tried to combine that with a bit of humor and a bit of levity, um, and some facts, you know, which I think is important. And that to me is the way that if there is such a thing as a culture war, which in my opinion we are in, uh, then the way that gets one is by persuading most people who've got, you know, people have got families and jobs and sick parents and kids that need to be taken to football or whatever. Most people don't have time to delve deeply into obscure some issue that affects, you know, 1 % of the public. However, I think there are some issues on which it becomes important to win the debate, to win, to win the argument. And in my opinion, the way to do that is by coming across as reasonable and rational. But look, I understand as well, you know, on some of the stuff that we talk about, you know, for me, for example, uh, my family, uh, fled the Soviet Union because they were punished for speaking their mind. I have a bit of a sensitivity when it comes to seeing people shut down for expressing opinions that some people don't like. To me that I, do you see what I mean? That's like a bit of a trauma spot almost for me. Well, I'm in a five year lawsuit for a number of tweets. Oh yeah. Yeah. So, uh, you know, I, I, that's my biggest envy of America is their first amendment protection. I'm the same. So when I see stuff like that, it sends me up the wall. And so I do understand people who are outraged about things. My feeling though, is that that is an unproductive way of being for you as an individual, first and foremost, it doesn't make you feel good. It doesn't make you a constructive person in the world. It doesn't make you a good parent or a good husband or a good anything. And so more than anything, my journey personally has been to kind of, uh, be more, more relaxed and more understanding of different perspectives and whatever. And then I think you're much more able to persuade people who don't already agree with you. So for example, after my, uh, speech at the Oxford union, which did very well, I had, you know, Hollywood love is reaching out to me going, you know what? I really liked what you said about this people that you, you know, no one listening or watching to this, uh, listen to this or watching this would have thought would have anything to do with me or what I'm saying. Um, and that to me is really gratifying because look, sometimes you have to rile up your base and there are people who will do that very well. For me, I think we have to win the argument. We have to remind people how valuable it is that we have what we have in the West and that in our desire to perfect our society, we don't throw the baby away with the bathwater. So when you mentioned early, you've had some people on who've changed your mind on things like what stands out for you? So we had a very controversial, um, women's rights campaigner called Posey Parker, uh, early on in the history of show, this is 2018. Uh, I know it feels like we're banging on about trans all episodes, but since you asked me, I'm just telling you one of the most, it's also one, it's probably the most of one of the most watched into, I think it is the most watched interview on our channel as well, because what you see is Francis and I, my cohost, two comedians wading into an issue, which at the time nobody was really talking about. And we are coming at it with a set of, you know, ideas about being compassionate and not offending people and whatever. And you see this woman come on and be very clear and basically win the argument against us on our own show and change our minds. And what was her argument? What was the competing argument? Well, I think people should go and watch the interview. Uh, but her argument, the title of the episode is trans women aren't women. Okay. Which for us two comedians at the time operating on an extremely progressive comedy circuit was like, I remember we were like strategizing is like, what happens? I mean, I'm guessing that we were thinking, well, you know, this video will probably get taken down. Our channel might get taken down. What are we going to do? And we were thinking about that ahead of time. Cause we knew it was controversial, but we also felt a duty to the truth. And the truth was that she made sense. And most of the arguments that we put forward to her as devil's advocate or counterarguments didn't stack up to the reality of what she was saying. Right. Uh, and I think that is it. And that is probably why it's one of our most, most watched of episodes because you're seeing good faith engagement between people trying to get to the truth in which they actually get closer to the truth, you know, and you don't see a lot of that happening because in most of our public discourse, public conversations, it's like, you've got two people with rigid positions coming together to have a bitch fight. And it wasn't that at all. And, and, you know, for that reason, I think it was very transformative, but then, you know, you, you talked to all sorts of people, um, uh, many of our guests have really opened our eyes to different things. So, uh, that's really one example that I would give. Yeah. And it's interesting because you say there, you were worried about, uh, on the comedy circuit, the, uh, reactions to people you're worried about your channel. And so there's almost that, that, that fear that puts you in a position to, we need to self -censor. Yes. Which itself is a horrible form of censorship, uh, censorship. I self -censor, uh, self -censor all the time on Twitter. I always think I, you know, I think I'll probably just discuss that in private with my friends. There's certain discussions, debates that you want to have that you just aren't willing to have in public because it's not that I don't believe my points of view. It's almost like I don't, I haven't fully formed them. You have to almost debate them to get to the point where you formed them, but if you can't debate them in public, you have to debate them privately. And this is why I think free speech is so important. And I think it's, it's such a, it's so sad that we don't have it here because we're not allowing people to, to find that truth. That is such a profound point. And I'm really glad you made it. I actually have a whole chapter in my, in my book about language. And this is one of the things that people are not willing to recognize quite often, particularly the people who are more on the side of preventing certain conversations from being had, which is you have to speak to think, and therefore not everything you're going to say is going to come out as a fully formed, perfectly phrased, exactly carefully calibrated thing, particularly in text where you miss most of the communication that's happening between human beings, which is visual and your tone of voice and the way your face looks when you say it and all of that. And it's condensed into a very short message for which for any nuanced issue is not enough characters. Um, but I agree with you, man. We have to be able to have conversations, particularly about contentious issues because they're contentious for a reason, which is that people do not agree, right? And so how do you get to a position where everyone's views are properly formed and taken into account when it comes to making government policy or public opinion about things and whatever. The only way that happens really is if you have honest discussion and conversation. Now, social media is not the best platform for it necessarily in the sense that it's conducted in public and that creates a set of perverse incentives for people to look good at the expense of others. Uh, but I, I think we're in the early stages of social media. We as human beings haven't really, it's kind of like cars, but without seat belts yet, you know, uh, I think over time we will hopefully work out ways of communicating online that are more conducive to healthy conversation. And part of that comes from, uh, you know, all of us working out, well, what is it that I really want to say? You know, mentioned it was kind of you to say that reply I had to Rosanna this morning. I have to be honest and say that three years ago, I would have phrased that very differently. I would have just been like, look, how do I make her look stupid? Blah, blah, blah. Cause that's how, that's how you get attention online. And then it's the perverse incentives that it creates. But I think as you will know, as your audience grows and your platform grows, you do feel a sense of, you know, it's important to say the truth, but it's also important to be responsible with what you're saying, which makes it easier for people to hear. Well, I sometimes feel like that, um, making someone look stupid on online, it's a bit like smoking. Yeah. It might feel good instantly, but after you feel that kind of dirtiness afterwards and you know, I'm a hypocrite. I do it sometimes. Yeah. Other times I, you know, try and do a, uh, uh, you know, more like you try and have a constructive discussion with somebody, but just back to that point of fully forming your arguments is it makes me think to my children, right? I mean, mine have been older than yours. I've got a 19 year old and 13 year old, but I still consider the 19 year old a child. And even though he's an adult legally, you know, we don't cancel our children from a very young age. I mean, the first time your child swears is hilarious. And then you teach them not to swear and, you know, they start to form ideas about the world and you help shape them. If you think they're going in the wrong direction, I don't think that should stop when we become an adult. I think that should carry through the entirety of your life is trying to figure these things out. And I think one of my biggest problems we have in the UK is we don't have enough high quality public debate. This can happen. It can happen on your show, but it's still kind of in the shadows. I, you know, I could watch something like question time on newsnight and I still feel like people are holding back. Yeah. Well, they are holding back as someone who's done those shows. I can tell you. Well, look, I also think, you know, um, I'm increasingly moving away from the perspective on this that I had probably for the first three to four years of us doing trigonometry, which was about, look, all the mainstream institutions are corrupt and captured by this worldview, whether you want to call it radical progressivism or whatever. And I'm not saying that as someone as an outsider, I used to go into the BBC and still do. I used to do, and this was before I had any profile, which made it easier. So, you know, I've got dark skin, first -generation immigrant, foreign name, blah, blah, blah. And they would automatically assume that I was one of them. I thought like them, you know, diversity, inclusion, and equity. Right. And when they speak openly behind the scenes about how they see the world, you're going, this institution is completely captured, right? It is riddled with a particular mindset.
A highlight from DC26-Bernard-pt1
"Discerninghearts .com presents The Doctors of the Church, the Carerism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunsen. For over 20 years, Dr. Bunsen has been active in the area of Catholic social communications and education, including writing, editing, and teaching on a variety of topics related to church history, the papacy, the saints, and Catholic culture. He is the faculty chair at the Catholic Distance University, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author or co -author of over 50 books, including the Encyclopedia of Catholic History and the best -selling biographies of St. Damien of Malachi and St. Kateri Tekakawisa. He also serves as a senior editor for the National Catholic Register and is a senior contributor to EWTN News. The Doctors of the Church, the Carerism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunsen. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Welcome, Dr. Bunsen. Great to be with you, Chris. I'm really looking forward to talking about our next doctor, St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Tell us why he's really quite special in the rankings of the doctors. Well, he's known as the Doctor Malifluous. He's known as the Ophthalmaturgist. In other words, he's a healer and a miracle worker. He was also kind of one of those doctors that was all -encompassing for his era, but who also imparted then important lessons for us today. He was a reformer who helped build the Cistercian Order, who helped reform much of monastic life. He was also a brilliant theologian who defended the teachings of the Church. He had a particular devotion to the Blessed Mother. But there's also one other thing that we're going to talk about, and that, of course, was his impact on the society of his time. And it came, as we're going to see, especially where the Second Crusade was concerned, at great price to him personally. And that's one of the other hallmarks of the Doctors of the Church. We always think of them as brilliant, as magnificent writers and theologians, but they were also saints. They were also people who put themselves totally at the service of Christ and his Church. And there, I think, was one of the areas where St. Bernard of Clairvaux really shined forth across the medieval sky, but it's a brightness that we can still see today. Help us to understand a term like mellifluous. What we mean by mellifluous is somebody who is perfectly capable of speaking, who's gifted as an orator, who is a brilliant speaker. Somebody who, we always say that the words just seem to roll off their tongue. Well, that certainly was St. Bernard. But there's also implied in the use of the term mellifluous, a smoothness, an elegance. Now, it's something of an apparent contradiction to think of somebody who lived a life of such severe austerity as St. Bernard of Clairvaux as being elegant. And yet, his theology, his mind, his love for the Church were indeed very elegant. He had a beautiful turn of phrase. He had a way of expressing himself that was indeed intellectually elegant. So mellifluous, I think, really works quite well when we're discussing a Doctor of the Church like this. What do we know of his upbringing? Well, we know that he was born into a noble family. And he, in France, he was born probably around 1090 to a very prominent family. His father, in fact, was a nobleman, a lord of what was known as Fontaine. His name was Tesselyn and his mother was named Alith of Mont Barde. They were part of Burgundy. So when we think of France, we think of the Burgundy region as creating these beautiful wines, the Burgundy wine. Burgundy, during this time, was emerging onto the French scene and then the European scene as one of the most prominent of the great duchies in medieval Europe. It was positioned sort of between France and Germany, but then the Burgundians would also influence the great and terrible Hundred Years' War in a couple of centuries. So the family itself enjoyed quite a bit of prominence, which meant that Bernard, as one of seven children, was given the opportunity for a great education. He was then sent to a very prominent school of chatillon that was run by a group of canons. And he quickly showed himself very capable of great learning. He enjoyed poetry. He had a skill, an aptitude for literature. And he demonstrated that ability to speak well, to be mellifluous. And he had two interesting devotions. The first was a great love of the Bible, and then the other was a particular devotion to the Blessed Mother that was going to carry him forward for the rest of his life. What led him into the Benedictine Order? Yeah. Well, Bernard himself always had a rather low opinion of himself. He was tempted by the great opportunities of life, by the temptations of the flesh, but also of the mind. He was somebody who probably would have excelled, and boy we have seen this with so many of the Doctors of the Church, he could have excelled at anything he chose to do. He could have become a very, very powerful and prominent leader in the secular world, in the world of the nobility of the time. He understood that about himself though, and I think his mother had a great deal to do with that. His mother helped ingrain in him an abiding love of the faith. And when she died, when he was 19 years old, he understood that he was being called to something else. And as we have seen with other Doctors of the Church, he felt called by Christ to escape the world, to live a life of prayer, of solitude, of contemplation. And so, in order to control himself, he used the phrase that he was aware that his body needed strong medicine. And what he meant by that was that he needed strong spiritual medicine. He turned himself over to the Benedictine order. Now, as it happens, when Bernard was only 8 years old, a very famous saint at the time, named Robert of Mollem, had founded, near the great French city of Dijon, what was known as the Abbey of Citeaux. This was the foundation of the Cistercians. Their objective was very simple, to restore the rule of Saint Benedict. Now, there's no implication that the great house, for example, of Cluny, that was the dominant institution of the time from monasticism, was corrupt. Rather, it simply did not have the same devotion to the rigor of the rule of Saint Benedict that there were some who felt it needed to have. Robert of Mollem was one of them. So, the Cistercian monastery really looked to recapture the vigor of the original rule of Saint Benedict. And it began attracting many people, many young men, who also sought what Bernard was seeking. And, as it happened, in 1113, another saint, by the name of Stephen Harding, became abbot of Citeaux. And Bernard arrived, along with a group of other young noblemen, who followed him from Burgundy and the surrounding regions, with a desire to enter the Cistercians. And Bernard proved himself, really from the very beginning, a most apt postulant. And he found his true life in Citeaux, in the Cistercians. And it was clear, in short order, that the Cistercians saw in him somebody with almost unlimited potential. You mentioned his great love for scripture. He's known for some of the most beautiful teachings, from one book in particular of the Bible, that being the Song of Songs. Yes, yes. What's interesting about his love of scripture is that he was able to reflect on scripture, but how did he do it? He did it through a series of sermons, in particular, as you note, on the Song of Songs. Now, the Song of Songs is one of the most controversial, so to speak, of the texts of scripture, of the books of the Bible, because so many people interpret it in almost exclusively sensual terms. And yet, here we have Bernard preaching on this beautiful book of the Old Testament. And for him, it was not just simply a rhetorical device to use sermons, but it was a way of imparting to every possible audience some of his most important teachings. And so we have, aside from his sermons on the Song of Songs, we also have in excess of a hundred sermons that he delivered throughout the year, throughout the liturgical year. And then he gave sermons as well on a variety of other subjects, and then of course we also have his letters. We'll be talking more, I know, about his writings in a little bit. What are some of those marks of those early years in his involvement with the Cistercians, or his living out that Cistercian call? We know, as I said, that Bernard was acutely aware of his own failings, of his own temptations, and the need, as he said, for strong medicine. The environment, Cistercian with its stress on prayer, on contemplatio, on contemplative prayer, on discipline of the monastic life, on the full embrace of not just the rigor, but also the deep humanity of the Benedictine rule, of the rule of St. Benedict, I think had a really profound influence on him. He was able to control himself, to focus his mind as he needed to have it focused. And within a short amount of time, I mean, consider that he entered around 1113, what happened within three years. He was chosen by the Cistercians to set out and do something that was almost impossible to imagine at the time. This young man was sent out to establish a new house, and it became the great founding of Clairvaux. Now, where he was sent was in the Diocese of Langres in France, in what was called the Valley of Desolation. It gives us a little visual of what we're actually talking about. This was a virtual swamp where they chose to establish this new community. And this is around 1115. And it soon became a place of almost ceaseless toil. But imagine trying to convert a swamp into a new community of religious life, and yet this is exactly what Bernard was able to accomplish. But he did it with austerity, with prayer, with almost ceaseless toil, and that took its toll on him. And always of a somewhat frail disposition, he consistently embraced austerity to the point that he wrecked much of his health, but he saw it as a worthy gift in order to get this institution of Clairvaux up and running. Now what you've just described sounds so unappealing. We're really honest with ourselves, and yet it attracted so many to the extent that it would thrive. Yes, that's the thing precisely. The harder the life was at Clairvaux, the more people seemed to be attracted to it. Now, it's not a sense of, oh, I want to embrace suffering. What it is, rather, is I want to conform my life to what the Cistercians, what Clairvaux had to offer. Think about the Sons of Nobility, who a century from now would be joining the mendicant orders of the Dominicans and especially the Franciscans. We're seeing a similar impulse toward a lifestyle of the rejection of the self, of giving up everything we have, picking up their cross and following Christ. This was the appeal of Clairvaux. This was the appeal of the Cistercians. And it was accomplished. Why? Because Bernard was able to create an environment that, yes, it was difficult, there was work and toil for everyone. But two things. One, that prayer life, but also the joy. The valley, which had once been called a place of desolation, a valley of desolation, soon acquired the title of the Valley of Light. Why? Because it was a place of prayer. It was a place of joy. And young men in growing numbers came to Clairvaux to embrace that life, but also to place themselves under the spiritual direction of Bernard. Among them were Bernard's brothers. His father, after the death of his mother, of course, embraced this life. And even his sister, Humboldtine, remained out in the world and yet she eventually, with the permission of her husband, became a Benedictine nun. This is the influence of Bernard. Bernard's brother Gerard became the master of the cellars of the Cistercians. And, of course, what soon happened, this small community of Clairvaux was bursting at the seams. They simply had no more room for the young men. So, they themselves then went out and found, established new houses, new Cistercian communities based on the model that Bernard had established at Clairvaux. And by the time of his death, more than 160 new establishments were flourishing across, not just France, but increasingly across the whole of Christendom. And if we want a testament as to what the Church thought of all of this, one of the Popes came for a visit one night and he was asked, Bernard was asked, to make it possible for the Pope to dine at Clairvaux. And he certainly gave what was a very warm welcome to the Pope and the whole papal court. Well, what was the meal? It was a humble meal of bread and a few fish. The analogy, of course, being very obvious to the Pope. Wine was not really served, but rather he received water that was filled with herbs to give it some taste. So, in other words, the Pope came to this monastery and he was not served a feast. He was given loaves in the fishes and a cup of bitter herbs. And yet, the Pope was grateful and found the entire experience to be so powerfully edifying that it confirmed once again Bernard's value to the Church, but also his value to the Popes. And that was something that many Popes availed themselves of. We'll return in just a moment to The Doctors of the Church, the terrorism of wisdom with Dr. Matthew Monson. Did you know that Discerning Hearts has a free app where you can find all your favorite Discerning Hearts programming? 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Your feedback fuels our mission to help others climb higher and go deeper in their spiritual growth. Like, review, and let your voice be a beacon of light for fellow seekers on this spiritual journey. We now return to The Doctors of the Church, The Charism of Wisdom, with Dr. Matthew Bunsen. Is it possible for us to underestimate the power of the foundational element in all of this, of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict? And in particular, that very first paragraph, that very first exhortation by Good St. Benedict to listen with the ear of the heart. As you're describing this, that's exactly what Bernard was doing. Yeah, and in that sense we see in Bernard not something extraordinarily new, but something wonderfully old. In the sense that here was a reformer, here was in the great tradition of the church, a reformer who wanted to go back to recapture the original zeal, the fire of St. Benedict. But what was it that was always so remarkably successful about Benedict's rule? To pray, to work. All of these rules of St. Benedict are aimed at bringing the soul to Christ through work, through prayer. But there is this underlying practicality to Benedict's rule. Benedict knew people. He knew humanity. So that the rule itself was able to take a person, form them in Christ, and help them not to become less than they were with rules and other things, but rather through the rule to form them into more fully created humans, living as Christ really wants us to. Authentic freedom in giving up of ourselves for Christ. But in a way that still accommodates human frailty and human weakness, not by catering to it, but by understanding it and forming it. To use that word again, forming an authentic human person. And I think Bernard, while incredibly tough on himself, helped create an environment that was truly faithful to what Benedict had in mind. He's visited by the pope and the papal court. From this point forward, he becomes quite a, can we say, influential person within the life of the church. Very much so. In Bernard, we have one of those great voices within Christendom. And what did he use his voice for? He always placed it at the service of the popes. He defended the church against secular interference. He worked to diffuse potentially violent situations. Despite the fact that he wanted to stay at Clairvaux, he wanted to give his life exclusively to his monks, to his life of prayer. He was constantly being called out of the monastery to travel, to go forth on behalf of the popes. In 1128, for example, he took part in the Council of Troia that had been convoked by Pope Honorius II. Its was purpose to settle controversies that had developed among some of the bishops in France, as well as to try to make some sense of the ecclesiastical life of the Church of France. The church at the time in France was growing, but it was also being beset by the demands of secular rulers, of the need for internal reform. And what was Bernard given the task of doing? Well, he served as secretary of the council. He was asked to write the statutes of the synod. And as a result of it, one bishop was deposed and a real effort at reform was implemented. It's notable that coming out of this particular synod, though, there were those who did not like him. There were those who found him excessive in his call for reform. There were others in the church who felt that as a monk he had no business interfering in the life of diocese. And in one particular instance, a letter was sent to Bernard describing him as sounding like little more than a noisy and vexatious frog sitting in his marshes. Which of course was a phrase sort of going back to the very origins of Clairvaux. So here was this noisy and difficult frog croaking in the marshes and annoying as this one cardinal wrote the Holy See in the cardinals of the church. Well, of course, Bernard, using his sharp mind, made a reply to this cardinal by the name of Harmeric. And he said that he was the one who was asked by the pope to do this. And so he said, if you wish, forbid the noises of this vexatious frog. Don't allow him to leave his hole, to leave the marshes. And if that's the case, then your friends of the Holy See in the cardinals will not be forced to endure the accusations of pride and presumption that this frog is croaking in their direction. What it did was to diffuse the entire situation. And Bernard actually rose in the estimation of people because it implied two things. It showed that he had a sense of humor, which he did. He was able to do a fraternal correction of a cardinal, but in a way that everyone could appreciate. But it also pointed to his humility. It pointed to the fact that he'd been given these tasks against his will. There were other things that he would rather be doing. And yet he took up that task and he did it exceedingly well. And so in the next years, two years later, what happened? With the death of Pope Honorius, you had a new schism in the church. You had two popes who were rivals and, of course, Bernard entered the fray and helped to settle many of these issues. And then, of course, in the next years, he was so profoundly trusted that he was summoned to the second laddering council in which the schism was decisively put down. In which the rights of the real pope were validated. And then, in the coming years, he was asked by the pope to bring about the second crusade. And this, of course, became one of the great crosses that he was forced to bear. With some of the doctors that we've explored, their lives are so full and their teachings so rich that it takes us sometimes two, maybe even three episodes. And I think this is what we're encountering with St. Bernard of Clairvaux. So in conclusion of this particular conversation on his life, what's a final thought? The final thought is that we can trace in the life of St. Bernard from his earliest days a love of the faith, a desire to serve the faith. But as we have seen consistently with doctors of the church, serving in the way that God wills, not what he would rather do. And he was called, felt deeply the love of the contemplative life, but God had other plans for him. The wider service of the church. And he spent those years, his early years at Clairvaux, serving the church. And he was asked to serve on a wider plane. And he was going to give the rest of his life to that, regardless of the cost. And there, I think, is the lesson for all of us. I look forward to our future conversations, particularly about St. Bernard. So do I. Looking forward to it, Chris. God bless. Thank you.
A highlight from The TRUTH about Sam Altman and WorldCoin
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In this video, we're going to be taking a closer look at the man behind the curtain, the mysterious wizard of Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, and we're going to be getting to the truth about him, his companies, what they're building, and, most importantly, what it all means for you and the future of humanity. This might be the most important topic in the world right now, so we want to make sure to bring the BitSquad up to speed. Let's get it! Welcome to BitBoy Crypto! My name has been today. We're doing a deep dive on the king of AI, Sam Altman, finding out what this awkward -looking startup junkie is really all about. Samuel Harris Altman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his first computer at the age of eight. This was back in the 90s when computers were still using dial -up and Pets .com. In 2005, young Samuel dropped out of Stanford after one year studying computer science, co -founded LÜT, location -based social networking mobile application. Go ahead and smash that like button and turn on the channel notifications, which puts you in the BitSquad. Make sure you stay up to speed with the latest crypto news so you don't drop out of all the best gains in the next bull run. But as the CEO of LÜT, LÜT Altman raised over $30 million in venture capital at the business -savvy age of just 19 years old. Imagine being so rich, you think it's a good idea to give $30 million to a 19 -year -old. Anyways, LÜT failed to gain traction, but Sam was still able to sell it in March 2012 to the Green Dot Corporation for $43 .4 million. Not bad for a first -time failed startup. Just one month later, the dropout failed. The founder co -founded another company, Hydrazine Capital, with his brother Jack. And in February 2014, Sammy's startup was named president of Y Combinator. In 2014, Sam claimed that the total valuation of Y Combinator companies has amassed 65 billion. Their catalog is much more impressive than Sam's resume and includes Airbnb, Dropbox, Coinbase, Instacart, OpenSea and Stripe, among countless others. Altman set a target for Y Combinator to fund 1 ,000 new companies per year, which is so many it makes it seem like Sam is just slinging more and more bad ideas at the wall to see what sticks. In 2015, Altman donated $10 million to start Y Combinator Research, a nonprofit research lab that Sammy funded to research basic income, the future of computing, education and building new cities. All these topics seem related, almost like they're part of a larger plan. Sam co -founded OpenAI with Elon Musk in 2015 and in 2019 announced that he would be stepping back at Y Combinator to focus on being CEO of OpenAI. OpenAI has several products including Doll -E, a generative text -to -image AI tool, Whisper, an AI -driven speech -to -text tool and Codex. But the most famous AI tool that OpenAI built is called ChatGPT. A generative AI tool that returns text, images or videos in response to user input prompts. Now, you input your like and subscribe to the channel to get the latest in crypto news. About 27 % of y 'all aren't subscribed. I don't get it. Now, I don't have time to get into exactly how all this AI stuff works, but just from some basic understanding, generative AI is a broad term for any AI system that primarily creates content. Large language models or LLMs are a type of AI system that works with language and draws from a large set of data and computational power. These can create a foundational model which is a term for AI systems that can be applied to a range of purposes. So ChatGPT is a foundational generative AI model that's based on a large language model. Okay, so sorry if that was confusing. I think this stuff is pretty cool, and it's important to understand what all these geeks are talking about with this stuff. I got to research it. I guess they know it intuitively. Moving on. ChatGPT was so popular that it reached 100 million users just two months after launching in 2022, which set an all -time record for user adoption. In response to this unprecedented user demand, Microsoft, a longtime investor in OpenAI, decided to increase their investment and extend their partnership, announcing in January 2023 that they would be investing an additional $10 billion into OpenAI. By now, you might be wondering, Ben, that's all great, but what does Sami have to do with crypto? Back in 2019, when he stepped away from Y Combinator to run OpenAI, Altcoin Altman also co -founded Tools for Humanity, the company building a global IRIS -based biometric cryptocurrency system called Worldcoin. What is Worldcoin? Well, according to Sam, Worldcoin was conceived as a prototype for universal basic income, which Sam sees as inevitable due to the rise of the technology that Sam keeps building himself. Also, it seems like if he would stop building all these things, then we won't have to depend on him to protect us from them. So weird. Sam tried to keep this project quiet at first, probably because it sounds so evil, but the idea simply is this. Users get paid in Worldcoin in a wallet they can use in the Ethereum ecosystem and runs on Optimism's tech stack. WLD tokens will be claimed by people and to verify your identity and unique personhood, Worldcoin wants to scan your IRIS using a super evil -looking silver camera called The Orb. I swear you can't make this stuff up. Worldcoin has a kiosk in Barcelona, offering free french fries in exchange for scanning your IRISes. Good thing I only eat freedom fries. Some offer a $10 rebate on purchases. Some offer a chance to win a new car. Where's Bob Barker when you need him? But whatever paltry bribe Sam Altman and his Worldcoin henchmen are offering, I guarantee you that it's not worth it. Details on this project are still deliberately being kept under wraps, but basic human intuition should tell you whatever they're up to, it's dystopian at best and an evil conspiracy to control the world at worst. My friends at Altcoin Daily said it well. Your eyes will be scanned. You will give up your biometrics data. You will accept your UBI and WLD coin. Sounds like exactly what the World Economic Forum has been planning for years. The scariest part? It's working. Hundreds of thousands of users are being quietly onboarded to Worldcoin in exchange for one of Sam's silly little bribes. According to Nansen, Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, Optimism Arbitrum surpassed in daily transactions for the first time since January. The spike in activity began on July 24. The same day Worldcoin token went live on the Optimism mainnet. Although Worldcoin is careful to try and hide this information, they definitely do not advertise what's really going on. If you look close at the privacy deep dive section of their website, you'll see they say they're collecting a lot more than just users' irises. They need lots of data to make sure that the orbs are trained to recognize eyes regardless of who had scans. Initial scans targeted mostly children in developing countries like Chile, Indonesia and Sudan. I'm all in favor of decentralized digital identity, but there are a ton of great projects that are working on solutions for that. And none of them have relied on this creepy system of bribing poor children in third world countries so they can harvest their biometric data. There has to be a better way. Now, if you're like me, this kind of behavior by one centralized company, especially a company run by Sam Altman, the man trying to build the world's first AGI, it should worry you. Apparently, it worries European regulators too. Last week, French privacy watchdog group said the legality of this collection seems questionable as to the conditions for storing biometric data. They're coordinating their ongoing investigation with German authorities as well. Britain's information commissioner's office also confirmed that it was making inquiries. Even Ethereum co -founder Vitalik Buterin warned Worldcoin has major issues and pointed out that iris scans could inadvertently expose a person's sex, ethnicity and maybe even their medical conditions. Talk about a privacy risk. How many of you incels living in your mom's basement want people to know that you never even had sex? Oh, that's not what they're talking about? Despite what seems to be nearly universal concerns about Worldcoin's operations, Altman says they're going strong and onboarding one new verified person every eight seconds. That's a bull run. A bull ride. Crazy to think about, but at that rate, it would take them five years to get to 20 million users. So Altman's plans to 5X Worldcoin's onboarding capacity, well, it's going to be done by the end of the year. And now we get to the most interesting part of the story to meet anyways, and that's Altman's ongoing and highly public feud with the Dogefather himself, Elon Musk. A short version of how this conflict started is in 2018, Elon approached the other founders of OpenAI and expressed concern that the company had fallen hopelessly behind Google in the quest for AGI. Musk proposed that he take over OpenAI in order to catch up. The other founders rejected his bid. Musk eventually left the company and withdrew his funding. Altman eventually took over, and the two have been in competition and even some conflict ever since. When Chat GBT launched in November of 2022, OpenAI instantly became the hottest name in tech. Musk was reportedly furious. In December 2022, Musk pulled OpenAI's access to Twitter's data, ending a contract sign before Musk acquired Twitter. February 17, Elon tweeted, OpenAI was created as an open source, which is why I named it OpenAI, non -profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source maximum profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. On March 15, he tweeted, I'm still confused as to how a non -profit to which I donated about $100 million somehow became a $30 billion market cap for profit. If this is legal, why doesn't everyone do it? That's Bill Gates. He does it. Altman finally fired back in an interview saying about Elon, I mean, he's a jerk, whatever else you want to say about him, but I think he does really care, and he is feeling very stressed about what the future is going to look like for humanity, which is very interesting because a lot of this sounds exactly like conversations I had with Sam Bankman -Fried around the time of the FTX collapse. Things he said about me to me and to other people was he knew that I really cared about the stuff that I was talking about, but I just was going about it the wrong way. Very eerie similarities there. The reason for their dispute though seems to come down to both men wanting to prove themselves. Elon wants to be the man who took down Google and Twitter, and Altman seems to just want to make up for the fact that his first startup would fail. He tweeted in February, I failed pretty hard in my first startup. It sucked! And I'm doing pretty well in my second. The thing I wish someone told me during the first one is that no one else thinks about your failures as much as you do and that as long as you don't psych yourself out, you can try again. It's crazy the two guys with such big brains can be still so small -minded. So we talked a lot about Sam Altman, but what's the takeaway here? What's really at stake in this story? Well, I think it goes back to where we started. Fear. Altman is a prepper. He said in 2016, I have guns, gold, potassium, iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, gas masks from the Israeli Defense Force and a big patch of land and big shore I can fly to. What is he prepping for? Well, he doesn't say. But the key is the answer to that question was asked in Congress on May 16, 2023. What's his biggest fear? My worst fears are that we cause significant. We, the field, the technology, the industry cause significant harm to the world. I think if this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong. So it's clear that Sam is consciously aware of the risks of what he's doing, but he's doing it anyway. He's taking an attitude of technological determinism, the idea that anything can be done will be done. So why not do it first? Why not create the tools for a dystopian nightmare future and then have all the power you need to avoid it right there in your hand? There's just one problem with that. If you believe in technological determinism, you also believe that the path of technology is the same for everyone, which means that anyone else could go down the same path and beat you to the prize at the finish line. And what's that prize? Well, if you ask Sam, artificial general intelligence, AGI, which means a piece of software that combines solutions to new unfamiliar tasks, basically code that can actually think. It's likely that the creation of such a piece of technology would lead to what's known to sci -fi nerds as the technological singularity, got in a box. The singularity refers to a point at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to humanity and civilization. OpenAI published a paper in April concluding that the latest OpenAI model exhibits many traits of intelligence, including abstraction, comprehension, vision, coding and understanding of human motives and emotions. In June, The New York Times published an article alleging that many leaders of Silicon Valley are becoming concerned that the singularity may already be here, and we just haven't realized it yet. Altman himself stated during his recent appearance on Lex Freeman podcast that he believes that multiple teams will create AGI while working on different projects in different parts of the world at roughly the same time. In other words, Sam isn't just worried that he won't get to the singularity first. He's worried that even if he does, his creation still won't be enough to save him from itself. And that's Sam Altman's worst fear. Sam once tweeted, AI is the tech the world has always wanted, but we don't want it if it means we have to let him scan our eyes and unleash something on mankind that has the power to take over every aspect of our lives before we even realize we've lost control. Let me know down below in the comments what you think about Sam Altman and his plans to control the future of civilization. And let me know what you think about AI and which projects are using it in creative ways that might give them an edge in the next bull run. And most importantly, Sam Altman vs Sam Bankman -Fried in a cage match, who wins? That's all I got. Be blessed. BitBoy out.
The Indescribable Joy of Hugging Your Kids
"Email you text you a little later but every night before I go to sleep I have two daughters and no no sons just two daughters I have a 19 year old and an 11 year old and my 19 year old is back from college she's headed back tomorrow and my 11 year old obviously he still lives with us and I always tell them I say girls my house isn't that big so it's not like I got a scream or anything they said daddy's going to bed so they both come out and whoever gets there first I give them a big hug I every night don't know why I talk about myself in the third person but my father used to say it to me so I say daddy loves you I say say your prayers Jesus loves you too and I give him a big kiss on the forehead and my daughter's leaving tomorrow my 19 year old and it was my last well tonight we got tonight but we're leaving really early but it's my last like real kind of hug but I go to bed early and and I gotta tell you the big questions are answered when you have kids they are I you mean can get up and see and I live in Florida there are some amazing sunrises here I'm very privileged thanks to you to live in a nice place and so you get a nice kind of view of the sun over the water and you say to yourself gosh I mean no human being could create something so majestic it's clearly a God but when you hug your kids right you can't explain that feeling of just pure utter joy and that's what love is it's just an indescribable joy you don't feel from any other interaction even with your your own else I love her I do anything for but it's a different obviously a different kind of love and I should leave it tomorrow
A highlight from 110: Part 1: Ryan Steck is a Spy - The Real Book Spy
"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playwrights, dududettes, everybody in between, welcome back to episode 110. The 110th ongoing attempt to remove us from podcast land has failed. I can say, I'm not impressed with us, but I'm impressed we're still on the air, I have to say that. We're like cockroaches, Murph, we can survive a nuclear blast, we're still here. Turn the light on, we'll scurry away, but we're coming back. We're coming back, all right. Speaking of coming back, hey guys, glad that you came back to listen to us. Hey, you know something I keep forgetting to say, but just, you know, no matter what podcast platform you're on, hit that subscribe button so that it automatically downloads into your feed so you can hear us, hear the stories that are going to come out of this. But, you know, hey, just hit that subscribe button where you are, it increases our numbers so that Murph can afford a yacht. He needs a yacht. He's got a big lake out back. He's got alligator shoes now. Now he needs a yacht. I don't know, man. I'm reading the book of one of our future guests here. I won't let the cat out of the bag yet. But after reading what happens on some of those boats, I don't think I want to go out in the ocean anymore. Speaking of the upcoming guest, we won't give it away, but we will say that it was another series was made out of this person, this author's books. A popular series too. Very popular series. One of the longest running series on one of the networks. And so this will be fun. But anyway, let's get rid of, but we started off with the housekeeping. Hit the subscribe, but also hit those five stars, Apple, Spotify, wherever you're listening. Just remember Stitcher is no longer. If you're on Stitcher, head to another platform. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com. That's where you will find the books for our guests we have coming up, for our guests coming up in a while. And we just got a note to one of our buddies, Pete Friselli. We'll talk about this later, but his paperback will be out in March. So we will obviously give you guys an idea about that. We'll talk about that because he's got a book coming out called The Deadly Path. It's about Operation Fast and Furious. And guess who got to write the forward for that book? Well, somebody who knows how to write would probably be Connie. You probably dictated to her. Well, fortunately we had Grammarly. There you go. That's one of the bennies of having a great sponsor like Grammarly. Grammarly, Murph wrote it and Grammarly made it sound good. There you go. Thank you Grammarly. Also follow us on that thing. They call the social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. Also, go over Game of Crimes fans. Just type that in. Our favorite mafia queen, Sandy Salvato, the ruler with the velvet glove over that iron fist, by the way. Yeah. Don't take her off. We'll let you in. All right. So just answer a couple of questions. Get close, join the hilarity, the jocularity and it's insularity because we're a private group. You got to answer a couple of questions. So things get wild and we actually have had a couple of good stories came out. She just posted one. She was pissed. I don't know if you saw that Murph, but a Seminole County detective has been arrested for notifying targets child of solicitation stings. Yeah, and these were people who were soliciting. No children were involved. No children were harmed in the actual making of the arrest, but he was notifying them about through encrypted apps or other stuff, notifying the targets. Hey, this is a setup. Don't show up. You know what? This coming Tuesday, next week, I'm going to the board meeting for the Orlando Police Foundation, which is not only Orlando PD, but it's also Osceola County, Orange County and Seminole County. So the sheriffs will be there and they just invited me to speak at their fall gala this year, the big fundraiser. So I'm going to have to ask him about that. You know what? There's probably some good stories up there that we can bring here on Game of Crimes. Absolutely, absolutely. And that will factor into an announcement we may have for you later. We have a call coming up on Monday as this podcast is being released with our agents at UTA. Something may be in the works. Yeah, baby. We'll see. Speaking of being in the works, you need to work on heading on over to Patreon. Patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. That's where you need to be. We've had some good contentious stuff out there. We've had some funny stuff. 911, what's your emergency? We've got Q &A coming up. We've already fielding questions. So if you're hearing this and you're part of Patreon or you want to be part of Patreon, get your questions into us. We answer everything, even on the installment plan. Oh, and it's, you guys, I mean, just, you got to listen to that. Cause we, we give a little, we give a little hints and clues to, to our patrons that support us about what's upcoming. And, and, you know, they've got a good idea of, of some of our guests that are coming up really soon that I think you guys are going to like. And by the way, one of them will be a world premiere of a world famous name that was just in a huge movie. Huge, huge. It's huge. That has never been on a podcast before. Never been on a podcast. We got him first. We got him first. Took the US Marshals. You talk about dog and determination. Yeah. And a, and a selfie of a finger from John Bernthal to make this happen. Thank you, John. And John knows who we're talking about. Yeah. You know who we are. All right. So, but head on over there, guys. We've got a lot of good stuff coming out. So that is patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. But now, quick disclaimer. This is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We take the story seriously. But what Murph? If you haven't figured it out yet, we never take ourselves serious. Except maybe on Patreon. We get a little, we get on our soap boxes occasionally there. Yeah, we do. And there's some comments about that. So I'll have to tell you about it later. Oh, but hey, but in the meantime, you know what time it is, right? Guess what time it is? Let me ask you, guess what time it is? What, guess what time it is? I bet it's time for small town police blood. Bonanza. All right. Hey, Murph, have you ever been in a sticky situation in an investigation? Oh, yeah, but you weren't in this sticky situation. You mean literally or figuratively? Police in Pasadena, Texas are on the lookout. A 12 -year -old girl told KHOU -TV that she was shopping at a drugstore last week when she felt a wad of something sizzling in her ponytail. It turned out to be glue. So they have a sticky, you know, have a sticky investigation going on. The sticky bandits have attacked. Not only that, she had to cut off some of her hair. Managers say another customer had glued sprayed onto her earlier at the same drugstore and they're investigating a similar incident at a nearby grocery store. Why the hell would you go around spraying glue in people's hair? You're the sticky bandit. That means, remember the wet bandits from Home Alone? These guys are the sticky bandits. Oh, that's just so nasty to even be called that. Well, unlike that lady who thought Gorilla Glue was like a way to keep her hair. Remember that one? She put Gorilla Glue. It will keep your hair. It will, but folks, oh my God. But this was funny, Steve. I got these out of the Bristol Herald Courier out of Bristol, Tennessee. I thought, let me go to kind of a smaller area, you know, get some stuff. So that was one story, Steve. Here's another story. This comes out of Iowa City, Iowa. So, you know, people rob banks for the strangest things, right? A 19 year old North Liberty man used cash stolen at a bank robbery to play for a bond. He had on an outstanding warrant. The only thing that will make it better is if it had the explosive dye. Oh my God, he gave it to the police department. He was charged. Police charged Charles Curry with first degree bank robbery after the robbery of the American Bank and Trust. Curry cased the joint out by talking with the teller and leaving a second man armed with a handgun, then robbed the bank. Police say Curry used bank money to pay a bond for an outstanding theft charge at the Johnson County Jail, then went shopping at a Walmart and Gordon's department store. All I can say is, Curry, you're an idiot. He was taken to jail. There's a, there's an understatement. But hey, I got, I got to end up with this one. You ever had, remember all these things where people go hold my beer? Oh, yeah. Yep. This one comes from Bergetstown, Pennsylvania, population 1 ,425. Salute. The population makes a difference because we're going to get into the structural integrity of the holding cell. That Bonner Timothy was placed in. He was, he was arrested, taken to this holding cell, had his handcuffs removed. They shut the door, went off. That's when he knocked the cell door off its hinges and ran away. Now, what did he do? He stopped at a house, borrowed shoes, and then he went to a bar where he told a customer that, yeah, I just broke out of jail. Can I have a beer? The guy hold the beer, but before he could drink it, he goes, oh, hold my beer. Here's the police. The police came in and arrested him. Dang. How did he knock the door off the hinges? I'm telling you, some of these old places, it's like, it's more like having a fence, you know, you know, fences keep, you know, make good neighbors, you know, blocks keep honest people on us. But, you know, it's just, it was more the, you know, just like a Captain Jack Sparrow in Paris in the Caribbean. It's all about leverage. That's the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow. Yeah, but he used leverage to pry that door off its hinges. Oh, my God. Okay. That's, there's a good, hey, hold my beer. I'm going to jail. Again. Again. Well, hey, speaking of fun stuff, I don't, I'm trying to figure out a good segue into this. This one, I get the intro because this guy I know, this guy actually has something in common with one of our other guests. Yes. Sherry Foster. And Sherry, if you're listening, tick tock, tick tock, I will get my book into him before you do, and I will be declared the winner. So this young man, and I say young man, he's got six kids. Oh, my God. He's been busy with everything. I don't know when he's had time to have six kids as busy as he is writing and editing books. But Ryan's - I wonder if there's a milk man in his neighborhood. Sorry, Ryan. Sorry, DNA tests are in your future, pal. So no, no, no, his wife's great. We don't want to make any insinuate, any insinuate, almost insinuations like that. Anyway, but let's get back to the case in chief. So, but, you know, many of you may not know who Ryan Steck is. You may have heard of big names like Jack Carr, Brad Thor, people writing thrillers. Well, not only is he the real book spy, if you go to therealbookspy .com, that is him. Ryan Steck, besides being my development editor and Sherry's development editor, guess who, you know, who asked him for recommendations and who's asked him to review their books? Jake Tapper, Bret Baier. He has got a list of celebrities and people, as long as my arm, of people that he's worked with, people that he's helped, people that are coming to him to say, hey, take a look at my book. And you got, so you're about to say something there, Murph. Hey, I've got, so I've got him pulled up on my laptop here as you're talking and he is, he's on his blog or whatever it is, YouTube. I'm not sure what you call it here. Twitch, yeah. Guess who he's talking to? Brad Thor, the author. Brad Thor, the author. How about that? He gets him on Twitch. Actually, I was supposed to be on that Twitch session, but yeah, Ryan is like, he's one of those unique people that has figured out how this thing works. Now you're going to ask, why do we have this author on? Well, for two reasons. Number one, his new book, Lethal Range is coming out. His initial book, his debut book was called Fields of Fire, a Matthew Redd thriller. So Matthew Redd is a Marine Raider. Now you hear a lot about Navy Seals, Delta Rangers, but nobody's ever had a book with a Marine Raider in it, you know? What do you call him, Marsoc? Marsoc, yeah, Marine Special Operations Command, I believe, Marsoc, yeah. And so he's got, so he had a, not only did he have a debut book, he's been helping people. Finally, all these guys are saying, write your own damn book, dude. So he did. So he got a contract for two books and a novella, which we'll talk about the novella. But his new book is, as we drop this episode, as you're listening to this today, his new book, Lethal Range comes out. And if I was just reading, just the quick thing from Lethal Range, let me just read you the intro. This is what Lethal Range is. On an island off the coast of Spain, Matthew Redd and his FBI fly team surveil a luxury villa in hopes of catching a high value fugitive. But when Redd leads an unauthorized raid on the villa, he discovers they've been set up and he is sent home to face the consequences of defying orders. Now, meanwhile, Redd's family, Emily, is on a remote stretch of Montana road driving their sick baby to the doctor when she finds her SUV surrounded by a biker gang. Intent on harassing her as they pound her fenders and infant sun screams, Emily fights to keep the FQB on the road. And then suddenly the bikers back off, leaving her safe but shaken. But when Redd returns home, Murph, he's suspended from his team and certain that he's to blame for Emily's harassment after his run -in with the local biker gang. So what does he do? He does what any guy does. He goes to war.
"19 year old" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"7. Stay connected, stay informed. I'm Kelly Blyer and here are the top local northwest stories stopping gun violence before it happens. There's a seldom used law in our state that could save lives. Northwest News Radio's John Libertini from the time prosecutors police are heading alerted off by a crisis moves fast. The police will contact you and say I have concerns about this person I just got a call from a sense extreme risk protection orders are considered round the clock in King County. Senior prosecuting attorney Shia Calvo. We're able to file that in real time. Sometimes we'll file a case within an hour maybe in superior court and we can move as as a fast few hours. These orders are the kind of legal tool that can head off a school shooting or protect an unstable family member. Kim Wyatt is a senior prosecuting attorney. We really saw a shift in the community reaching out saying we want to prevent something like this from happening. What is this erbo that nobody knows about it. But its low profile means fewer than 100 extreme risk protection orders are issued in King County each year. John Lobertine, Northwest News Radio. Several former sheriff deputies and corrections officers who lost their jobs with the covid vaccine mandate want to be reinstated and urged the King County Council to pass a bill. Many object to the current policy, allowing them to reapply but losing their seniority and benefits. The sponsor council member Reagan Dunn says the number of job vacancies is a big problem with 100 correction officers, 100 law enforcement and gone during record crimes. The county executive's office says the measure would interfere with union talks on this issue. There was no vote. Seattle's police chief is responding to images of a mock tombstone in the apartment's east precinct concerning the death of Butts, Damarius a 19 year old black man killed by officers in 2017 in a webinar today with city leaders and the Butts family. The mother of the man shot and killed told SPD leaders she was shocked to see the mockery. SPD officers was so callous that they warm up food in a microwave below my son's fake tombstone and didn't see anything wrong with that. Chief Diaz told the family he understands incidents like this are self inflicted wounds that the set department back and undermine efforts to promote the safety and well -being of the city. He pledged to find out who is responsible and hold them accountable. Let's head to the performance homes traffic center and get the latest on our roads. Here's Natalie Melendez. Lots of closures in Lakewood, the I five north off ramps to Bridgeport Way and the offer to 512 are both closed down for construction I until four five a north .m. the right lane from Bridgeport to 72nd closed down during construction work until four a .m. and Olympia to Tacoma 27 minutes on I five north are next to this traffic at 844 Toma for Shannon O 'Donnell checks our forecast brought to you by Northwest Crawl Space Services. Hi everybody Wednesday night in here Puget Sound the peak of summer the peak of the heat at least
“We Are Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams” With Brittany Passion
"Quote that we where we are our ancestors, wildest dreams. It means that, you know, the life perspective, freedom and opportunities from a professional standpoint, even the first standpoint that, you know, we have our things that would have only been a dream for our ancestors. What are some perspectives that you have in life that have come from the hardest part of your work with the foster care kids? OK, say that one more time. What are what are some perspectives that you gained from working with the foster foster care kids? OK, so well, initially, so I started with foster care kids when I was oh, I was 19, 19 years old, went home from Nashville to Dayton for a summer. I was not supposed to be working because you have to be 21. But I did so good in my interview and it was truly, truly a passion of mine. And so they hired me. And so some things I've gained is one. The biggest one is everybody has a story, right? But this one chapter is not going to determine the rest of your life. You know, the book is still ready to be written. And that was one thing, because a lot of the teenagers I came in contact with, the girls and the boys, but mainly the girls, they didn't see anything past there today. It was like. I'm on drugs or I've been a prostitute or I've been shipped from home to home and literally all they could see was right in front of them. I made it my my my number one goal and my priority to show them that. It's life beyond. This moment. You know, and so everything I did, whether it was the groups or just the conversations I had with them, pouring into them, that was my main focus. Baby girl, this is not the end for you. You know, this is not the end. This is only one chapter. And it's up to you to change that.
Seeking asylum and work, migrants bused out of NYC find hostility
"New York City has set roughly 400 migrants to hotels and other parts of the state, a move that is generated lawsuits as well as challenges for the new arrivals. Muhammad arrived in New York expecting to find a welcoming city, but after a few nights in the overcrowded shelter system agreed to take a bus to a hotel in newburgh and regrets it. Yeah, if you go back to your country. The 19 year old for Mauritania is fleeing political persecution seeking asylum in the U.S. and says he was lured upstate. More opportunity to find jobs. He says he's looked for work, but without papers the opportunities were better in the city, Republican county officials across the state accused the city of dumping the migrants on them. Julie Walker, New York
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he was attacked outside Florida hotel in March
"Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he was blindsided when he was attacked in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March. With the latest, Rick Allen tells ABC's Good Morning America, he was out for a smoke break outside a hotel on March 13th when suddenly he was assaulted and he hid his head on the ground. Ellen says he put up his hand and said he was not a threat. I don't think he knew who I was. But he must have seen that I wasn't a threat because you know I've only got one arm. Court records show 19 year old max Hartley of Avon Ohio has pleaded not guilty to two counts of battery and four counts of criminal mischief. Police have not determined a motive
The Wembanyama sweepstakes and draft lottery has a winner: It's the Spurs
"The San Antonio spurs won the NBA draft lottery and the number one overall pick on Tuesday night guaranteeing them a chance to select top prospect Victor wembanyama. When Ben Yama a 7 foot three French 19 year old is one of the most highly touted prospects in NBA history and will be expected to make an immediate impact on the league. The spurs were one of three teams with the best odds at 14% to land the number one pick. It's the third time they won the lottery. They drafted David Robinson in 1987 and Tim Duncan ten years later. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
What to Know About the N.B.A. Draft Lottery
"The Victor webinar sweepstakes is about to have a winner. The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night in Chicago and 14 teams will hope that the ping Pong balls will bounce their way, giving them the number one pick this year and the chance to draft web and Yama. The Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and San Antonio spurs all have the best chance of winning the lottery and getting the number one pick 14% or about 7 to one odds. The 19 year old web and Yama averaged 21.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 29 games for his French LMB pro a league
"The Watchman in the Night" Covers Cal Thomas' Extensive Career
"I still can't believe this. Your book, the book we're going to talk about right now. It's called the Watchmen in the night. What I've seen over 50 years reporting on America, Cal Thomas, America's number one syndicated columnist, holy guacamole. How is that possible? 50 years isn't what it used to be. Let's be honest. Well, I'm a lot older than I look. I guess it's persistence, you know, Eric, I'd ever take no for an answer. I've got started doing this column in 1984, the wonderful publisher of the LA times, Tom Johnson, who's an LBJ Democrat, but a very fair minded individual, opened the door for me. Gave me an opportunity in the column just took off. And he was gracious enough to write the introduction, which I'm very happy about. And of course, you were in the reporting business, the journalism business, parentheses, journalism is dead, of course. But back when it existed, and when it was alive, you were in that business long before you even got the column. So Cal, let's just, I want to start with your story because we haven't done that. Where did you grow up? And how did you find your way into the business of journalism? Well, it's a great story. And usually it takes about 30 minutes, which means I'd have to refer you to my agent for a speaking fee. But just the brief mention, my father knew only one person in the broadcast industry. He had no background in this. He happened to be an announcer at the local NBC station in Washington. And when he found out that I was interested in this field, he introduced me to him and the announcer took me down to the NBC News department in D.C. and introduced me to people and said, well, we don't have an opening for anything now, but fill out an application. And then I did three weeks later. They had copy boy quit. I was 19 years old. And I got the job. And that was the start. I work with some really, really great journalists. Most of whom came out of print or broadcast newspapers, wire services, to broadcast, and they were huge influences on me. I suspect anybody under say 50 or 60 years old wouldn't remember the names David Brinkley, or maybe him. Richard harkness, Bryson rash, Ellie Abel, all of these were really good writers. And they all wrote their own stuff, by the way, as I do. David Brinkley wrote his own stuff.
Neoliberalism: Helping the Rich Get Richer at Your Expense
"The problem, is neoliberalism is largely rejected by all of you, but it's largely embraced by the people you send to Washington, D.C.. And we call them sometimes neocons. I prefer the term neoliberal. Neoliberalism has proven to be an ideological construct that is better for the people that already have power wealth and privilege and not the people that want to try to make some power wealth and privilege for themselves. And I'll prove it to you, right? If you own a mega company, it is in your best interest to try to get the lowest wage labor possible, okay? I don't necessarily fault them for it, but they want relaxed immigration standards for that. It's not the best for you though, especially even those of you that might have gone to college and you're a $100,000 in debt and now you have to go into a market to go compete against a foreigner, right? That didn't spend a $100,000. And so some people might say, oh, that's a free market. Yes, it is. But markets should point towards some good, right? And when you don't get the good your desiring, you should have the courage to say, let's put our own graduates first because we have a $100,000 in debt. And we have a moral obligation to the 19 year old American more than the 19 year old person from India.
Probe ordered after shots fired at errant Instacart driver
"A Florida prosecutor has ordered an investigation after a homeowner fired shots into a couple's car when they mistakenly turned on to his property. No one was injured in the Fort Lauderdale suburb it's the latest in these types of shootings across the U.S., 19 year old waldes Thomas told WTV J he was delivering groceries, for Instacart and questions why the homeowner didn't just call police instead of putting bullet holes in his car. Instead of at this kind of police and have chest presses on my own, he decided to shoot. Police found each party justified the homeowner saying Thomas was driving erratically and ran over his foot, Thomas and his girlfriend who was with him saying the address they needed was across the street and they were turning around. The Broward county state attorney says his office was never notified of the April 15th shooting and prosecutors will now decide whether charges should be filed. I'm Julie Walker
Projected top pick declares for NBA draft
"Projected top pick Victor wembanyama of France has declared for the 2023 NBA draft. The 7 foot two 229 pound big man has already attracted the attention of NBA stars, including Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Anna de kumpo. He's incredible, man. I believe in 2045. Everybody is going to look like Victor. The 19 year old said on ESPN Friday that he's submitted his official paperwork to the league offices. I'm get cool ball.
Sec. Robert Wilkie Describes the Classic Stooge of Intel Malfeasance
"Sees corruption in an administration and tells requisite authorities about it and gets whistleblower protection. In the loosest definition of the word, they give it to a media outlet to tell the public, although that's not quite a whistleblower. This guy didn't give the documents to Jim Jordan or Matt Gaetz or breitbart or newsmax. He gave it to his 26th game of buddy. So can he talk to us about this case? So the classic stooge. In intelligence malfeasance and says, the characteristics have never changed. Some get sexual gratification. They get that reward. Some money. And we've certainly seen that in history. And others, it's a self esteem thing. Or it's like for the Cambridge 5, it's true believers. They communists. Yes. Burgess and Phil. Who infiltrated the highest levels of British intelligence. And Buckingham Palace. Yeah. That's what this guy is. But it's a deeper issue for me in that. And let me just say, it is not unusual. I've been in reserve intelligence officer. It's not unusual to have a 19 year old. Yeoman in the navy or a tech, pumping this stuff out. Just because of his age, he is not a function of access. What does disturb me is that this Pentagon, this DNI, this CIA knows that, for instance, the Wagner group. Infiltrates these chat groups. They have algorithms, and if they see the word secret. Or they see the word military or plans. They'll get people in these chat groups and voila. They have access. And they cultivate guys like this.
"19 year old" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Deadly crash happened was upset to hear a teen was killed, but he said speeding is a real problem in this area. They exceed the speed limit a lot. It seems like everyone is. And the tea that's right across the street from us that comes into west valley has had several acts and sits in the three years that we've moved into this building. Police said the 19 year old driver who was killed was trying to pass another car, investigators said both cars were going fast and there wasn't enough time for the team to stop. If you are going fast and you're passing someone in a semi is pulling out like that, you don't have much reaction time, whereas if you're driving the post at sea speed limit, you'll be able to see that in advance. The teenager and the second driver knew each other but police didn't specify the relationship. The driver of the other car was the one who called 9-1-1 for help. Kareena Vargas era of como four investigators working out that determine what started two fires. At the same Seattle, homeless encampment Friday morning. This happened near the 45th street on ramp to northbound I 5 about a half mile north the dangerous and a legal ship canal in camp. But the fire first started around 7 30 this morning, the fire crews were able to quickly put it out, but did create a lot of smoke in the area, then just about two hours later, flames broke out again right by the same tent. It was fully engulfed when crews got there, no one was hurt in either fire. Again, what happened on Friday morning, there are press and Phillips Sarah of como four, 7 20 here in northwest news. Now for weekend edition of your stock charge dot com money and business update. A seesaw day ended up on Wall Street Friday breaking out of their longest losing streak since December. The S&P 500 rows .5% Thursday for its first gain in 5 days. Tech stocks helped lead the way. It's a turnaround for tech and high growth stocks, which have struggled recently because of worries about rising interest rates. The U.S. is nominating former Mastercard CEO Ajay banga to lead the World Bank. President Biden announced the choice this week, crediting manga with critical experience on global challenges, including climate change. This comes days after the Trump appointee announced plans to step down in June. And Boeing is suspending delivery of the 7 87 Dreamliner after discovering fuselage issues. The FAA says Boeing will not be able to resume deliveries of the 7 87 Dreamliner until it is satisfied the issue has been resolved. The FAA says it is working with Boeing to determine which action needs to be taken. I'm Kelly blier and that's your money now. So what plans on a cold weekend like this? So maybe it's time for a winter food truck and beerfest, or maybe another con show coming to Seattle. It has to do with sneakers and beatle fans. George Harrison in particular, hearing of a great music event that comes to mind. What's going on? Marina, coming up. Attention, all project viewers, painters, pinners and homeowners. Here's a new north Ashburn Sherwin-Williams store, open at one 9 9
"19 year old" Discussed on WTOP
"Of March to the end of March. An update now on a tragedy aboard a metro bus, the shooting in Montgomery county killed a teenager Friday evening now police are asking for your help. A 19 year old riding in the back of a metro bus never walked off of it. Montgomery county police say justice Elliott was sitting in the back of the bus when another man with a gun wearing all black and a black face mask got on board and confronted him. After a verbal fight police say the man pulled out a handgun and shot Elliot in front of other passengers. The metro driver pulled over on lockwood drive near the white oak shopping center in Silver Spring. Police say Elliot had been removed from the bus when they arrived and lifesaving measures failed. Police want to hear from anyone that was on that bus or who know more about the shooting. Megan chlorida P news. A Maryland lawmaker says she became a victim of the kind of harassment. She has been trying to prevent cyber flashing. It's also known as sending unwanted sexual images through online platforms. Delegate Leslie Lopez says she received a lewd image through a direct message on Twitter from someone she thought was a constituent. She recently sponsored a bill that would create a task force to figure out how to prevent and respond to non consensual sexual imagery. According to bumble, a dating app tech company, 48% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 have received this type of sexual and solicited image. In D.C. council member Brooke Pinto recently introduced legislation that would punish people who cyber flash, Virginia already has laws on the books against it. Acacia James WTO P news. Still head is congressman
"19 year old" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sent three officers to the hospital on New Year's Eve, authorities identified the suspect as a 19 year old main resident with no criminal history. Trevor bickford of wells Maine and his authorities are saying that he doesn't have a criminal history, but he was known to law enforcement because of his social media posting the FBI and joint terrorism task force are looking into a possible terrorist link based on the suspect's social media posts, three officers were approached by the suspect Saturday night and attacked with the machete, one of the officers fired his weapon and wounded the suspect in the shoulder, the injured officers were also being treated for their injuries and are expected to recover. The first Gen Z member elected to Congress is preparing to be sworn in, appearing on ABC's this week representative elect Maxwell frost talked about what he wants to accomplish. The Florida Democrat said he hopes to never lose sight of his north star and pointed causes like combating the climate crisis and ending gun violence. However, one thing the young Republican is struggling with is finding an affordable apartment in Washington, D.C., frost said he might have to couch surf for a little bit. National weather service officials are urging residents in the area of Wilton, California to evacuate due to record flooding, a local state of emergency also issued due to widespread flooding and levee overtopping. I'm Dina kodiak. MGM Resorts is selling the property where the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place. Scott Carr has more. MGM said Friday it had closed on the sale of the 15 acres so called village property on the Vegas strip, wherein 2017 gunman Steven panic opened fire from a hotel room killing 58 people attending the route 91 harvest festival. Badly injuring scores of others.
"19 year old" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Blizzard conditions in many areas. Snow freezing rain and icy conditions knocked out power to more than a million Americans Freeze warnings have been posted as far south as Louisiana, Alabama, and northern Florida. Flight delays and cancellations are worsening on Christmas Eve, flight aware reports nearly 3400 delays and nearly 1900 cancellations within into or out of the U.S. today. One person is dead after a shooting at the mall of America in Minnesota. Jim Forbes has more. Bloomington police chief Booker Hodges vows to catch whoever did it. We're in the process of identifying the suspects, I'm confident that we are going to catch these people. Hodgins confirmed that a 19 year old male was killed Friday night following an altercation between two groups. That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. Power grid operator PJM, the vast electric grid that stretches from Illinois to New Jersey has requested people conserve electricity. The call for conservation was prompted by continuing frigid weather. PJM is asking consumers to reduce their use of electricity if health permits until 10 a.m. on Christmas Day, demand for electricity is expected to increase in the PJM region and the regions neighboring because of the extremely cold weather. Here's what you can do. Set thermostats lower than usual if your health permits postpone the use of major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, and clothes, dryers until other times and turn off non-essential electric lights equipment and appliances. The storm is causing travel chaos nationwide in Kentucky hundreds of families were stranded after an emergency highway closure. We're exhausted, we're upset. We haven't seen any policeman. We haven't seen anyone. In New York, governor Kathy hochul deployed the National Guard and banned commercial vehicles from some major highways. A large majority of the power outages are in the New England area
"19 year old" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Were shot in 19 year old Don trivia Scar was pronounced dead at the scene. 17 year old Kobe senior got away but was later arrested. Nearby restaurant. The Jeep's owner has not been charged. Texas braces for Tropical Storm Nicholas after it forms in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warns residents to prepare. We are certainly anticipating a lot of rain. We're anticipating that there could be some flash flooding. Please be whether alert whether aware Nicholas could bring more than a foot of rain to parts of the Texas Coast as early as today before heading east toward hard hit. Louisiana schools remains closed in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. But the state expects to open back up in a matter of weeks. Not enough to keep many parents and educators from worrying about whether kids may fall behind the situation draws comparisons to her. Hurricane Katrina. That led to educational losses for hundreds of thousands of students. Julie Walker says some parts of Louisiana are still without power more than two weeks after I made landfall, despite disruptions on the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Ida Gas prices nationwide rise only two cents in the past two weeks after the only decline of the year that happened in the prayer two weeks so The new price of 3 25 is about the same as it was one month ago. Lundberg says Decreased demand could send prices back down. Tripoli reports Metro Atlanta drivers continue to pay about a quarter less of the national average. Freddie Freeman turns 32 in style against the Marlins. Freeman shoots one Toward left That one's got a chance. Happy birthday to you. That's one of two Braves homers in the seventh inning as they beat the Marlins. 53 on Valley Sports. Atlanta's division lead back up to 4.5 games. That was the Rockies tomorrow. Double DS Reduce time 6 35 times up the weather and traffic. Let's start with the land is most accurate and dependable forecast. Here's WSB meteorologist Christine Edwards. And I know we would love to see a little bit more sunshine. We will do that, for today, quickly warming up to a high of 88. That's just a few degrees above the average high of 85 for tonight into tomorrow morning lows getting down to about 66 degrees Tuesday afternoon. Partly cloudy high of 86 isolated chance of a shower or storm possible. Wednesday. Increasing cloud cover as moisture from Tropical Storm Nicholas spreads east high of 85 Chance of rain 30% for Wednesday recapping the forecast for today, though plenty of sunshine and dry weather High 88 currently we're starting off at 65 degrees in Marietta, 63 in Carrollton and 68 degrees on Peachtree Street. I'm WSB meteorologist Christina Edwards. Let's check the morning drive again in the WSB. Cool, right Carrier Sky Conference, Doug Turnbull for those that have the triple traffic alerts, habit of opted for push alerts all the Northeast sector Your bone just lit up. I just said the travel advisory.
"19 year old" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Tournaments. Layla Fernandez, who was 19 years old and Emma Radica knew who is 18 shocked the tennis world retail continues all the way into the final. It will be a teenage party on Saturday in the U. S Open Women's final. It's unbelievable. The calls on ESPN, both of them underdogs, climbed to the top of the tennis world. Putting together an unlikely string of victories. The men's semifinals begin this afternoon. It is 8 33, and we'll take you out to the roadways now and every 10 minutes with traffic and weather together. Laurie Grandi with the look at the Subaru retailers of New England, all wheel drive traffic on the three. All right, Jeff things continue to improve. Actually, 1 28 North found some good news that crashed. Has finally cleared at University of in West with the damage, however, is done and traffic is Jeff route 28 Randolph on 93 North bound to that 930.95 North and also at a crawl from Coney Street to 1 28 24 North on that crash that we had earlier by route to a 27 in Brockton is still there. The vehicles are still there. There in the breakdown lane. They're still waiting for a tow and traffic continues to be Very heavy and slow from West Bridgewater to that 0.93 north, and they just finished clearing that crash we had at Mont Villa been Stone. Um, so that's nice for us. But it's going to take a little time for things to get back up to speed there because traffic is right back to Roosevelt Circle That's in the U. S side of 93 Lever connector continues to be tied up East Van Store All drive. We had that over height truck, it backed itself out. It feels shame, and it's kind of was right by the BU Bridge. Lever connector down right? Like I said, that's tied up the Tobin still slow from Carter Street all the way to the second bridge. Laurie granted WBC's traffic on the three Great day for an extra cup of coffee on the deck or the front porch. If you can afford the time 69 degrees here in Boston right now, and plenty of sunshine, the air will feel a little cool. Today, The sun will feel warm, but with that stiff breeze,.
"19 year old" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Was on Charlie Rose. She did CBS this morning at 19 years old Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford CNN. I mean, on and on and on. No one has ever seen this year. The first one. Wow. Her company, Theranos was poised. To change healthcare forever. If she had made this work, she would have been the next Steve Jobs. But today Elizabeth Holmes is under criminal indictment. She pleaded not guilty, but she's facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted. So how did it happen? It's a story of greed, and it's a story of incredible deception. In the drop out. We'll look at how Holmes initially won over everybody from investors to politicians to the media, and we'll tell you how it all came crashing down through exclusive interviews and never before heard depositions to your knowledge. Did Miss Holmes know at the time she made those statements that Theranos could not do all those tests. Yeah, she knew. I'm Rebecca Jarvis. I've been covering business for more than a decade from the housing collapse to the fall of Bear Stearns to the Bernie Madoff scandal, But no story comes close to the mystery and intrigue of Elizabeth Holmes. You've got this really smart female CEO. Who's going to do a wonderful thing for the world. It is a great story. We all want that to work. Subscribe to the dropout. Wherever you get your podcasts, Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I Heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one The world needs more heroes or action oriented. Do gooders more. Here's how I can help Right hand side kicks the world of sarcomas no different than if you're thinking, Let's sarcoma we're glad you're listening. Sarcoma is a rare cancer of the body. Soft tissue and bone in this cancer affects.
"19 year old" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"At 19 years old Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford CNN. I mean, on and on and on. No one has ever seen this zero. The first one. Wow. Her company, Theranos was poised. Change healthcare forever. If she had made this work, she would have been the next Steve Jobs. But today Elizabeth Holmes is under criminal indictment. She pleaded not guilty, but she's facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted. So how did it happen? It's a story of greed, and it's a story of incredible deception. In the drop out. We'll look at how Holmes initially won over everybody from investors to politicians to the media, and we'll tell you how it all came crashing down through exclusive interviews and never before heard depositions to your knowledge. Did Miss Holmes know at the time she made those statements that Theranos could not do all those tests. Yeah, she knew. I'm Rebecca Jarvis. I've been covering business for more than a decade from the housing collapse to the fall of Bear Stearns to the Bernie Madoff scandal, But no story comes close to the mystery and intrigue of Elizabeth Holmes. You've got this really smart female CEO. Who's going to do a wonderful thing for the world. It is a great story. We all want that to work. Subscribe to the dropout. Wherever you get your podcasts, Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I Heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one All right back with Eddie in Rocky and, well, the 20th anniversary as we all know why I love you coming up one Saturday Saturday inter effects.
"19 year old" Discussed on Self Made Strategies
"Whatever it is you know you need to take a step back and kind of let it soak in and then you can certainly go back and and and go back to that and pick up where you left off a lot of times one of the strategies that i found that works as well as in this works for me. It's not going to work for everybody. That's another thing you gotta find what works for you but one of the things that's really worked for me is. I'll sometimes have three to five different audio books that i'm listening to not literally at the same time but each day i will listen to like you said a chapter from each book and there's enough retention in your memory that you can pick back up if you're only leaving a few day gap and get through some of that material so things will change based on my moods based on whatever projects were working on etc. Those things change in one one other thing. I'm gonna say tony for everyone out there listening this. This is so the pain of change. If you wanna t something in life if you have massive aspirations big goals big dreams the pain of staying the same must be greater than the pain of change if you want to achieve what you are desiring to chief man i got say nineteen years old. You're crushing. it can't wait to see what you're doing in a decade man. That's crazy so let's get back to that. You're nineteen years old how you know. How do you maintain this. And what are the next steps for you you know. How did you get into this in the first place. I know you touched on this in the beginning a little bit. Let's hear a little bit more that longer story because a lot of people your age are not again. I'm not being ages at all. I admire this in you. This is this is to me anyways. A compliment to you Most people your age are not doing that. They're hundred percent worried about social media. They're worried about hanging with their friends. They're worried about playing video games. You know to live of course of course by the way not not passing judgment on anyone but you know i just wanna know what for you has sparked this at your age and how what's next. What's next for you so my grandfather had a. I never met him but He added third grade education My great grandfather was a sharecropper the graphology That was so my dad. While i will not go to college fan while my grandfather worked he a janitor to put my debt through college and i always saw how hard my my dad owns businesses. Don well So that.
"19 year old" Discussed on Self Made Strategies
"That kind of digital clout which increases your air quotes. Trust score may not even be called that anymore but basically that's how you develop capital trust capital on a lot of these sites yelp reviews. You'd be surprised how much getting yourself twenty yelp reviews for your business how much that can generate in traffic to your website or to your whatever project. You're working on right so incredible now. You consider yourself a lifelong learner and you've obviously spent a lot of time on self education. You talked about that. You showed us the book Rich dad poor dad. You talked about green card. Don't of course very very famous in the self help space and self education self growth space. How has self education and online learning. How have you incorporated that into your everyday life to make sure that you're maintaining that level of growth and ambition that you're looking for one hundred percent that's a great question. Something of honest struggle. With as i've gotten busier as more successful is coming. My way is being disciplined and continue to do that. I'll be extremely vulnerable and honest malati. So the thing that i'm focusing at right now is just if i don't want to do it that means i'm gonna have to do double of what i intended on doing for splice so if i didn't want to read the book today added to it. I'm going to do instead of one chapter. I'm going to do two chapters out. Because i'm gonna. I'm gonna continue with the momentum. Momentum is i love the phrase moment. It's so so important so just if you're just doing a little bit every day some days i don't feel like doing anything in this kind of contradicts what i just said previously but i don't feel like doing anything so rago had rather than reading a whole chapter now are read have a chapter. And then i'll do other half later on. And i just do little bite size chunks instead of listening to music. I'm listening to podcasts. When i'm driving right right. I'm cleaning my room of just cleaning up. I listen to podcasts education. Thanks so i do. I also do an times when. I'm also kind of multitasking physically. But i still listen to stuff right. I'm big on listening to fix. Yeah that's smart. I do that a lot too. I mean i would love to literally sit down and read more but unfortunately sometimes the time just isn't there right where the mental capacity. You know that that sometimes they'll put some people to sleep and what i've found is when you're going for to do some exercise or one year washing the dishes when you're cooking. Whatever it is that you're doing that you don't need to be one hundred percent actively focused on throw on a podcast throwing an audio book. I mean i. I think last year now it was during the pandemic of course but i think last year i did over over eighty audiobooks throughout the course of the year. And that's you know you really soak up some serious information. You'll be at a completely different plate place at the end. If you do that amount of legwork right and you just you learn so much more by doing that and listen. I think important thing that you talked about just now in passing was world human beings. We live in this sort of sine wave. Cyclical cyclical energetic. State right where. Sometimes you're not gonna be one hundred percent of the time that you're going to be like go. Go go learn. Learn learn information information information. You gotta sit back. And let it marinate an anyways right so there are ebbs and flows in a human beings energetic state and you need to be self aware enough to say you know what today. I'm not feeling like reading a book. I'm gonna listen to a podcast or today. I don't feel like doing any of that. I'm gonna listen to some music..
"19 year old" Discussed on Self Made Strategies
"Formula especially if own a marketing agency out there if you're listening right now in you own ed. Marketing agency is only one thing that need to you. Need to get appointments with business. Owners in your niche. This is for any business you can apply to send you. Business get appointments businesses in your niche in close. That's it a lot of times as business owners. We'd like to do busy work. We like to go ahead. And we'd like to customize our website we like to focus on our google my business profile. We like to focus on our instagram page. Wait when we don't even have money to really Make sure we get a ton of engagement. So there's really no point in doing any of that and we focus on all the things that don't matter right and i find it so funny because people are like I'm generally names but the business is growing dull. You're not doing what you need to do. To acquire more customers and customer acquisition is the only thing that you should be focused on. Greco don't says that offers companies doesn't matter what company is it's it's just a sales organization. Yeah that's true. Yeah one hundred percent. That's true. I mean any company. It's really you provide a business or service or product or whatever it is widget and there's a customer out there that's your target right that's it and at the end of the day you're we can call it whatever you want. But it's really sales right the engagement and the relationship between you and your client is is some form of a sales relationship. Yeah that's amazing. So let's let's just take a quick quick sidestep real quick so how 'bout we work through an example right and it can be your own example. We can go with a marketing agency. Who is let's say one of your target clients. And how do you get your appointments with them. And then how does that lead to your clothes. Walk us through a hypothetical scenario of that. If you don't mind. And there's such a bad stigma stigma around sales but sales. Yeah the equivalent of providing value to people so the whole is we work with e commerce. We're just providing value to so we become friends and we say hey we can get you. Xyz return on aspen And what that return on ad spin. It's basically geared number one. We guarantee the result. So you're getting a guaranteed return ad spin and you pay us x..
"19 year old" Discussed on Self Made Strategies
"They're running. Everything i said. What do i need to do now. I hit one hundred k. What else do i wanna do. Of course you could go to fifty five hundred kids right. that's filling. i want something harder. Once you get two hundred k it. Momentum just keeps going and it's a. It's a lot easier to get the deal once you're ready at one hundred so minutes to get from zero to ten. Get right so. I wanted to challenge and Billy wilson the person who taught me part him to teach other agencies the same strategy that used to each. It's amazing amazing. So what were those strategies. Talk a little bit about that so first of all. I mean i'm still blown away that you're nineteen years old and you're talking about some of the things that you're talking about. And by the way is monthly recurring revenue. Right that just for anyone who doesn't know what is so basically what you're talking about is the average monthly revenue that you had coming in. So how did you scale your age. I mean not not to downplay to be just. But i'm sure a lot of the people who are listening to this. They're thinking of themselves as well man at nineteen. He's doing that. where did i go wrong. I was playing well. Let's see nineteen. What was i doing. I guess i just finished. I was an auto mechanic and auto technician for a good bit. I'd gotten a scholarship to get some training and for long story for some other day for various reasons. I decided that that was not the career path. That was that was going to meet what i felt inside. Were very ambitious goals. So i decided to go to university to go to undergrad and basically started over at nineteen. Going into undergrad. Little bit later than my peers. But everything worked out. Okay i guess in the end right at least thus far so what you know. How did you scale first of all. And then i want to go back and dig into the story a little bit about you know at nineteen. You're pulling this off. That's pretty incredible. So let's start with the scaling though. So how did you scale. What are the tips. the practices. Feel free to get as detailed as you want for the listeners. Because if you're listening to this. I'm sure that's what's running through people's minds right now is how did he do this. I wanna do this to first off It's been a journey right. Yeah i want to say this. Let me tell loose story. Tony for everyone out there. 'cause i feel like stories is the best way to get get the point across and there was this man. He's walking down a hole right and he falls into the hallways in new york falls into a hole. The streets are horrible there. So i'm from jersey so little but i'm in philly so i'm with you know and then some guy walks along says the guide whole shop. Has you have done in the whole. Can you help me out. Says doesn't say anything moves up. Doctor comes along. And then the guy notions of a dock Down in the whole. Y'all dr rights out of prescription throws down the whole moves on the prescription. Going to the guys in whole priests comes along right next thing. Priest comes along in guy. Shots father down in the hole. You help me out. A priest writes out A prayer and he throws it down the hall and moves on then. A friend comes along named joe and the guy in the whole shouts up. Hey joe it's me. I'm down in the hole. can you help me out..
"19 year old" Discussed on Self Made Strategies
"You're nineteen years old and you've started a seven seven figure business. Take us back man. How did that happen. Oh i saw it overnight. Success like everyone else thinks of course right of course what almost almost four years right so i started the business in my junior year of high school with my good friend ought to josh and we found this person. This guy name billy wilson. We didn't know who he was. We just knew that he was a college dropout. Baking now over one hundred k plus year six figure salary more money than he would have made if he would have stayed in college in pursued a career that he was going to go through teaching how to start a social media marketing. Each though at the time was the junior high school. I had just read the book. Rich dad poor. Dad and in roy opened my eyes right and once. What's by by. Is you know my vision. Expanded a little bit more I realized that. I had the permission though because this was my life. I hit the permission to go out and pursue. What i always knew i was destined to do and i was just to do. Great things in to not live the typical nine to five life at everyone else. Kind of settles for i don't even say strive. I think they a lot of people settle for that. And i wanted to go out and do the impossible and Pursued that first of all most absolutely horrible didn't make really anyone. I i don't why didn't give to be honest with you because it was just i had no. I think i had to lie to myself a few times. Yeah i'm i don't know i don't know what it was by told my so there was a voice in my head that set keep going keep going and eventually twelve months after the program. We hit the six-figure run run rate. So eight thousand thirty three months. We got up to about fourteen thousand dollars a month in month and mr emina choose well covert hit right and we were in the fitness space. Doing marking fitness companies and Agency just flopped. In like a few days we went from fifteen k basically two
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"19 year old" Discussed on KTOK
"19 year old Oklahoma City man has admitted in federal court that he robbed four banks in Oklahoma City since last December. With that story, here's Brian Gan Ruben Ellis was arrested on April six, The day after robbing the first Fidelity Bank branch on North May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors say a description of the robber and other investigative information led to his arrest. Alice has also admitted robbing the Chase Bank on North Rockwell. We okey Federal Credit Union on North Pen and the mid first bank on North May, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine. Georgia man who authorities believe faked his own death after attempting to kill his girlfriend has been arrested in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City. Police say they've got information that 37 year old Christopher Tom Berlin of make a Georgia was alive and well and living in the sooner state. He was arrested yesterday in southwest Oklahoma City. He's wanted out of Bibb County, Georgia in connection with a 2015 case where he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and threatened to kill her. And accused serial killer has been found guilty of kidnapping and killing a 19 year old woman in Bethany, Back in 1997 and Oklahoma County jury today returned with a guilty verdict against 61 year old William Reese. In the brutal murder of Tiffany Johnston. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty so the death penalty phase of the trial will begin on Tuesday. Reese has already admitted to killing three other people in Texas, including a 12 year old girl. President Biden today unveiled his $6 trillion budget for next year that increases domestic spending and raises taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas calls it irresponsible and reckless, He says it promises crushing debt, higher taxes and higher prices for America's families. Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole says the price tag alone is utterly outrageous and unrealistically state school superintendent join, Hoffmeister says For many years, Oklahoma Children have suffered the highest rates of trauma in the nation. And over the past 15 months have endured additional trauma from the pandemic. She announced today that the State Education Department will use $35 Million in pandemic relief funds to hire hundreds of counselors, social workers and recreational therapist for Oklahoma schools and a missing.
"19 year old" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"I see you capacity but number of deaths number of people who have tested positive, not just positivity test, not just a percentage of people, but just the actual number of people who have tested positive. It's all over the place. All right, let's take a break and come back Olympics 2021. Are they actually gonna happen in Tokyo? We'll talk about that because we're getting all kinds of different stories on that one. All right. Let's check in. With Jennifer Jones lead the Senate will take up Janet Yellen's Treasury secretary nomination today. This comes after the Senate Finance Committee gave its blessing Friday. News anchor Tom Brokaw is signing off. The 80 year old is retiring from NBC News after 55 years with the network. And food network is pulling all content relating to the most recent season of worst cooks in America. The move came after it was revealed the champion aerial Robinson was charged by authorities in South Carolina with the death of her three year old adopted child. We've got a stalled rig on the five we'll talk about it with the K a pie in the sky next Termites. Still a problem in Southern California. I mean, we're termites central, I hear Well, they love the weather as we do, although not so much today, but the dirt in which they live in before spying around colonizing the wood in your house itself, where they colonize and and eat your house for lunch. I mean all of that. So how do you deal with termites here? Well, let me suggest calling Pacific Coast termite. Getting a free home inspection and a couple things happen. You find out you don't have termites. Yea, good news. You find out you do have termites. He didn't know it yet. But that's early day, So they kill those little buggers before they start doing their damage, And they do that without tenting and boy, there was magic there. I've tended before. You don't want to go there. It's just a nightmare. And then if you know you have termites, that's a very easy phone call to make. So Pacific Coast Termite certainly a company that I believe in been a customer for how many years now over 10 years. Call 800 Pacific 800.