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Fresh update on "amazons" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed
"Today on news four four. We're working for you an inside. Look at the local covid vaccine trial for kids. Children reported days after getting the shot and how it could impact the timeline of kids being vaccinated today at four pm on nbc four tonight. It's the voice live rounds and nick. Jonas warns his first win. Let's get this done. Who's got what it takes. And whose dream ends here whilst live and vote to save your face. The voice live rounds tonight on. Nbc yards gained here to the downside though you mentioned that tech underperformance shop fi down in line with tech underperformance and even semiconductors under quite a little bit of pressure. And you're seeing that extend around the world am fm l. The dutch company that specializes in some as manufacturing equipment also in the red and the taiwan semiconductor manufacturing companies eighty are secret. Tsm down in line as well. That is the biggest weight on the index. All right thanks to gupta. The pentagon is reportedly considering an end to the djeddai cloud computing project now. This contract was initially awarded to microsoft back in twenty nine thousand nine. Even though at the time amazon was seen as the front runner well amazon says the contract process reflects undue influence from former president trump and last month a federal judge refused to dismiss amazon's claim while now the wall street journal is saying the pentagon is looking at terminating. This ten billion dollar project. I'm doug krizner. And that is your bloomberg business flash bass. He's balance of.
Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown
"Down on counterfeit listings. The e commerce site report. It's blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings in the last year alone, Amazon says the number of counterfeits rose 6 67% in 2020 as scammers trying to take advantage of shoppers during the pandemic.
Fresh update on "amazons" discussed on John Williams
"One police officer was also checked out, but they were not taken to the hospital. The fire was contained to one unit on the third floor of a 12 story senior living building Bakery in Milwaukee, found a creative way to identify a burglary suspect. The Canfora Bakery used to store surveillance photo to create cookies with the burglars picture. It told people to come on in and take a bite out of the thief. While supplies last someone recognized the guy in the bakery alerted the police about who to look for so far. No arrests, though, and Amazons reacting to pressure from customers to do a better job at preventing counterfeits. Says. Last year it blocked over 10 billion fake listings from its platform before any phony items were sold The shoppers that's from Amazon's first report on its anti counterfeiting efforts since implementing new technology back in 2019. WGN Sports The Blackhawks host Dallas tonight in their season finale. Pre game with Chris Boden starts at 6 30. The puck drops at seven o'clock, John, Wait a minute. Troy Murray have the call Right here on 7, 20, WGN and online at WGN radio dot com Bulls are off after beating Detroit last night. Wanna.
Back to Jesus With Kristin Ostrander
"Today's special guest is author speaker. Podcast or kristen strandard to the show. Hi thanks for having me. Thanks for coming on. Thanks for taking the time So tell us a little bit about first of all what you do. I am kristen steiner. I am the host of the amazon files. Podcast and the owner and founder of mommy income dot com. I teach people to start and grow ecommerce businesses online. That sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Yeah both pretty busy How many kids you. I have three kids. One two grown in one. Still in the nasty. We've got a twenty year old one. That's graduating this year at eighteen and then the youngest is ten and a half fun man. I keep you busy. That's for sure on top of everything else you're doing. Yeah that could be a whole episode about raising grown children and what that's like right. Good nece kids in general so As far as the the the religious aspect of of kristen what are your you. Would you describe the christian beliefs. Would you call yourself a christian. Absolutely s awesome. So why would you take on that title. What what is it about the christianity that you accept. I am a follower and believer of jesus. I believe in the gospel. I believe that it's All his doing. And none of mind and i have a purpose in a plan in life to follow that calling and to spread the good news to others that there is hope and help beyond this life. Open help beyond this life and what. What does the bible to you. The bible is the word of god. The bible is a sharper than any two edged sword. I can i use it against it. Right the bible is guidebook. That guy bill bible is the answer. It is my hope and my help. It is the source of wisdom the source of all instructions for humanity.
Apple Discussed 'Punitive Measures' Against Netflix
"At big apple. Epic has been saying look. Apple has been squeezing us over here for those thirty points on that app store. We want options. We wanna do things We want to Pass that savings back onto our customers. All sport night player. He tried to do it. Got kicked out the store and now we're in court and this is such a big court case because there's all kinds of implications within about app store operates. How apple operates all this stuff going on and so other information has kind of come about as a consequence of the core case emails or getting exposed tactics things like this so now we have some emails that were revealed about apple's relationship with netflix's because apple has this rule set which is very rigid. But then in a handful of special circumstances there compromises that are made when really matters netflix. Obviously one of those cases amazon also one of those cases when he came to prime video. Where now you're looking at these emails and saying oh man. That apple does really care. In some circumstances and so these netflix's as an example was able to basically give up on subscriptions through the app store back in two thousand eighteen now. Normally this like this is economically speaking. How many subscribers do you have What is it like a hundred. How many subscribes you have netflix. Salat many many millions. I got a number in here. Because i feel like this is something that we need to have
New Audio Eyeglasses Combine Sound, Style
"Oh say can you see and here is a report on a high tech product that lets you do both in style the makers of a new type of electronic I wear say their product is a treat for the eyes and the ears found his big selling point is that it's high end sound and vision in a single package and as marketing guru Christopher butcher says the glasses are both fashionable and functional it's not like your your Bluetooth headset it's not like something that when you stick it on your face you know if people notice exactly that your sound with some piece of technology you can walk down the street with these things on everybody thinks it's completely normal but you're walking on listening to your music there are no buttons or tabs just intuitive gestures like swiping the surface of the temple from front to rear to increase the audio the lenses can filter out blue light that convicts regular computer users and can be swapped for prescription lenses they come with the case that can how would the device five times before needing to be plugged in again found eyewear is available now on Amazon dot com I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Jeff Bezos Sells About $2.5B in Amazon Stock
"You. Another man also involved in the space program. Jeff Bezos has sold about $2.5 billion of Amazon stock this week. It's his first big disposal this year after off, loading more than 10 billion worth of shares last year and filing basis signal that more seals around the way the world's richest person still holds more than 10% of Amazon.
Voice Recording Settings for Your Amazon Devices
"Hey there terry here with your flash briefing today. I wanna talk a little bit about lexi privacy settings because this can be a concern for some people and it's been a while since i talked about this and to be honest when i went into the privacy settings of the app a notice that there's a whole lot of new information there as well. So how you find those privacy settings first of all is you go into your lexi app. You click on the more button in the lower right corner. Then you click on settings and then you go down to a elliott lexi privacy. You click on that and now you're gonna see there's a whole bunch of different things here when you click on manage your lexi data. You have a number of options. Today will focus on one of them and that is the The voice recording section. So just the understand as it says in the app voice recordings are used to better understand requests and personalized alexi experience. However if you want to delete those voice recordings you can so you. Can i turn on the slider that allows you to delete those Voice recordings by voice. Meaning you can use command such as lexi delete what i just said or lexi. Delete everything i said today and you can also have those voice. Recordings deleted automatically on certain periods of time. So you can choose. How long to save the recordings and that's in fact. One of the options you click that and now you have four different options. You have saved recordings until i delete them. So you'd have to manually. You can save recordings for eighteen months. Save recordings for three months or don't save any and you can set that up to your
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Soars 44% in Stock Market Debut
"A popular actress is making waves on Wall Street a decade ago Jessica Albert founded on his company after she use some baby laundry detergents that causes allergic reactions that venture is paying off big time as the company has made its debut on nasdaq prices soared forty four percent on the first day of trading for honest that now pegs the value of the company at nearly two point one billion dollars along with detergent other early honest company products include diapers and wipes it has since branched out to include things like moisturizers mascara and vitamins honest products are available on its website they're also available at stores like target and Amazon about squirrels Gabriel
Amazon Will Stream NFL Thursday Night Football in 2022
"Comes the Amazon sooner than expected. Amazon will don't have exclusive NFL rights to Thursday night game starting next year. A year earlier, Amazon is paying a billion dollars a year for NFL games streaming rights. Flights to Las
Amazon Releases Fire HD 10 Tablets: What to Know Before Buying
"Fire tablets. I love new hardware. And i got a release earlier this week there. The next generation of fire hd ten tablets. Now this is the the really big tablet the fire. Hd aid is the one that i use more frequently. I elected read on it during the day. See my kindle books and color and But that's a big tablet. I have had the current. Hd used it much. Especially since i went for an ipad at the beginning of the pandemic back in march of really just loved this ipad. I use it all the time. I've got my notes on it. Right now but here comes amazon. With an update for the hd. Ten and one of them was intriguing enough for me to even though we spent the last week. Darlene tonight cleaning out the house because all the stuff showed up from denver from the move. And i had a yard sale and had a whole table full of kindles tablets. And all of this gear and i called the ten dollar table and i just put it on there and everything went. We had a great time so reluctant to just start. Acquiring tablets after doing that but the fire hd ten plus productivity bundle. Looked intriguing to me and you know. I do these things. So i can talk about him. I have a real purpose. Here is not just a play with new toys. He said earnestly And this goes it's two hundred twenty dollars and That's thirty dollars. More than the fire. Hd ten on plus. not plus. so i spent the extra money. I get the plus coming and it comes with a bluetooth. Detachable keyboard case and it's designed by fifty which is a company that makes my favorite oasis cover. It's just a really elegant cover. The oac's that folds into a stand. And all of that. So i think that's promising that they designed this keyboard. I doubt it's going to be as Sexy and wonderful as the magic keyboard. I have for my ipad pro And the new plus has a premium finished soft touch I think i picked color turquoise one of darlene scullers more than
Amazon's Profit More Than Triples as Pandemic Boom Continues
"Amazon says its profits more than tripled in the first quarter for the second quarter in a row Amazon posted revenue of more than one hundred billion dollars it is one of the few retailers that has benefited during the pandemic as brick and mortar stores were temporarily closed people stuck at home turn to Amazon to buy groceries cleaning supplies and other items with pandemic restrictions loosening the reliance on Amazon doesn't seem to be dying down Amazon expects revenue numbers to stay high in part because it plans to hold its popular prime day during the quarter Amazon didn't specify a date for prime day but said it would happen before the end of June I made Donahue
Alexa, Take My Photo
"Just discovered a very cool feature with the echo show. Did you know that you could use it to take your own photo and then display it later on and it's really really easy. Guess eight it pretty simple. You just say lexi take my photo and when you're doing that you can actually swipe left and you can bring on some fun stickers if you want that as well and then little countdown it'll take your picture and then well there's a whole bunch of stuff that you can do. It gets uploaded to your amazon photos. And then you can use that to use your echo as a picture frame and then you can look at your photos. There's so much you can do this. Actually so i think i'm going to have to do some more tips on this. I just discovered it very very cool. And we'll get more advanced over
Caitlin Drown: What Exactly Is Climate Neutrality, and Why Is It So Important?
"Are recording this episode. The day right after early two thousand twenty one and if you have not heard governments organizations pledge to the carbon neutrality our reach net zero emissions before you must have heard something about it this week or yesterday at least you must have also seen at least one of the amazon ads in companies comedian to be net zero carbon across the entire business by two thousand and forty apple in start is planning to become carbon neutral by two thousand thirty including its light. This all sounds good on the certify on the surface but is it good enough really why carbon neutrality is important in. What does it actually mean. So today i'm thrilled to be announcing the brightly is working with climate neutral and nonprofit organization. That is helping us. Work towards carbon neutrality by measuring removing out two thousand twenty missions and coming up with an action plan to reduce future emissions. and so very Where chatting with galen john's from climate neutral steam today to dig deeper into all disturbs. And what exactly they mean for you and the planet caitlyn would love you to introduce yourself to our listeners. I think you so much for having me on caitlyn drama and ended up brand engagement manager over at climate neutral. So yeah let's talk about. Climate neutral are relatively new organization. But you know. I mean you with connected over a year ago completely different live it was before the pandemic you guys go so much. You sign up so many brands so tell me what was kind of the ethos inspiration. The driver behind creating climate neutral. And how you work with brands. Can maybe even you as a glimpse of your future plants now absolutely so. Climate neutral is an independent nonprofit organization. In we're really building consumer standard for carbon each holiday. We are founded in february twenty nineteen ride a sounders of peak design violate which are two brands in the outdoor space and they have both gone through the process of making companies carbon neutral in realized that for this to scale to the degree that needs to to have him impact on climate carbon neutrality. Needed to be more accessible for companies all shapes and sizes so the two founders teamed up in found the climate neutral again just over two years ago in since then we've really grown to build out a three step certification process that companies go through each and every year in. It's the same process for all companies. They have to measure their carbon footprint. All the way up the supply chain down to deliver to their
Why I'm done trying to be "man enough" | Justin Baldoni - TEST
"Get out any residue from hair product. I also love hair foods to merick and almond oil detangling milk. I've noticed baby hairs. Above my forehead are much less frizzy which is great hair. Foods mission is to nourish your strands. So if you're looking for nourished healthy hair. It's gotta be here. Food look for it at amazon walmart and target as an actor. I get scripts and it's my job to stay on script to say my lines and bring to life a character that someone else wrote over the course of my career. I've had the great honor. Playing some of the male role models ever represented on television. You might recognize me as male escort number one taga for a date. Rapist shirtless rapists from the award. Winning spring break shark attack shortlist medical student shirtless steroid using conman and most well known role
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.
Amplifying Your Growth in Ecommerce
"Hey dave welcome back to the e. Come true podcast. Thanks for having me. Mike a lot going on so i need your help figuring some stuff out. That's what we're that's what we're here for you on the podcast originally on episode three zero one. I'm not sure if since then or even before then you've also joined crewe premium. I think as well right. that's right. yeah so hopefully. We've been helping you all along. But i guess this is kind of an extra extra help and absolutely up. So if people are interested in the backstory they can go to episode three a one. I kinda mcman hitting pause. go back. Listen episode was under the hood episode. This is kind of a apart sued that and so we'll just let you get right into to ask him questions. I'm excited help you. I think these are the types of things that can be helpful to the audience because a lot of times they have similar questions so whatever you have hit me up and let's see if we can help you out of this mess so you might be in. Well it's not really a mess just around. We're finally starting to make some money on bushy box. You know it took a lot of time figuring out all the supply chain and just everything ship in it. All the cost down but i put up chiappa five site and we're not getting any sale on shoplifting. Everything is Pretty much from amazon at sea or wayfair or walmart and all that comes from like organic traffic like people just searching long tail keywords and whatnot right but i'm wondering if there are any other i had had any luck with paid advertising any kind and just keep it simple and free bars marketing or for missing something.
Podcasting Equipment for Beginners
"Right today. We're talking about podcast equipment podcasting equipment and yes. There are a lot of episodes content on the interwebs lists that. Already tell you what podcast you can buy what you need to buy. What i'm gonna do is break down for you today. What you need to start versus. Would you need as you grow. And move forward specifically. Let's talk about what you need when you're getting started. It's not much but there are some things that i think people confuse or they get the wrong information. I just want to put it out there. So i can send people to this episode when they're asking the question because it is important so first and foremost when you are podcasting. You need a microphone. You can get away with headphones. And whatever else earbuds. But it's not going to be equality. Podcast you're going be proud of so he microphone number one. The most important thing you need you can literally get away without anything else that you have to have a microphone and microphone. You have pay attention. It is a dynamic microphone. Why because most of you are not in a professional recording studio. You don't have soundproof rooms. So you need what they call a dynamic microphone so that you only are picking up the sound. That's four inches from the microphone. The other kind of microphones are called. Condenser microphones and audio engineer. But i'll tell you convince. Her microphone is what they used to record beautiful professional music and the reason they do that is because it picks up everything all that beautiful tone in your voice. That's great terrible for podcasting especially if you recording from room in your house that is not a studio which is ninety percent of podcasters out there right so do yourself a favor. Get a dynamic mike. The one that most people use or suggest is the. At are twenty one hundred microphone. It's right now. Ninety nine dollars amazon. Sometimes you can get for sale for twenty dollars off but the twenty one hundred microphone is what i use. It's what many people use that are professional podcasters and yes while it does take some of the sound out of your voice. It is what you'll need so that you're not sounding like you're in this weird bubble echo room because you don't have soundproofing so that's number one
"amazons" Discussed on Axios Today
"When the coming weeks are crucial for climate change plus tracking new variants of the corona virus but first amazon's historic labor vote. He's today's one big thing. The results of a closely watched union vote at an amazon warehouse in bessemer. Alabama are expected this week. It's been a long and contentious organizing drive that could change the face of the modern day labor movement actresses cheap technology correspondent enough. Read here to tell us what she's watching for this week. In a word of thanks stand as we head into this week. Well the interesting thing in this place where the votes have happened. But we still don't have a result. I wouldn't be surprised if there's challenges once. The vote is announced but the first step is finding out which way the workers voted. What effects do you think this. Vote as well as his organizing campaign has had on labor movements outside of amazon these pushes to unionize in places. That historically haven't are very important. Because more and more of the modern workforce works for a company like amazon and google and not four g. gm or the traditional labor basis so for the organized labor movement it's super important to get a foothold in these new types of employers and for these employers they have built their company business model around not having to deal with organized labor so they would like to forestall or avoid that entirely you wrote about how amazon has been defending itself against this organizing effort. You call it a sharp elbowed. pr offensive. What are we seeing amazon due to fight this union election. Certainly we saw a lot of the typical kinds of anti union stuff. The company has the right to kind of use company time and inform workers how it sees things that certainly done that. It's been sending text messages to workers phones but more broadly. It's also started getting very aggressive on social media on twitter. We saw one of the companies leaders as well as the company's official pr account go after the union go after bernie sanders and elizabeth warren over various issues so a very aggressive hostile tone from amazon especially over the last week or two amazon's fighting on a lot of fronts. The unions is just one of them. Yeah amazon certainly might wanna be playing the long game here and recognize that. It's going to be under scrutiny. Over the next few years for a variety of things from taxes to how it deals with labor to any trust issues. Some of the people that it's the antagonizing right now are people that will decide tax policy antitrust policy and companies that have aggressively attacks those who regulate them have had a rough go in the past actually chief technology correspondent enough free. Thanks thanks in fifteen seconds. Why president biden's infrastructure. Bill is actually.
"amazons" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"amazons" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
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"amazons" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"Is a karenni gazelle galore. In one of the burials there was tightly closed. Hollowed out log with a well. Preserved modified body of a child when moving consumer review. This is cara smith stephan. He runs the historical genetics lab at the moscow institute. Physics and technology the burial. He's talking about was remarkable. It was intact and its contents were so well preserved that even a for coat and a leather cap were recognizable The mcadoo they also found weapons next to the child a real bow quiver with arrows. a battle-axe everything indicated that the young warrior was a boy outdoor store cuda william void in thirty years later. Archaeologists wanted to know. What could modern genetics. Tell us about this kid and his ancestry so the case of this at the end warrior boy landed on chara's desk Spitzer a laboratory nightmare source them them. I saw. But she's there with slavia. There are in a special lab where we've created old triclean conditions for working with samples purified samples grind them and isolate. Dna k is the but as does not concerned about the cheetham. Informat sue sir. He'll get income started with tissue taken from the burial a tooth. All the action happens inside small boxes they're filled with nitrogen and the contents are then completely sealed so that nothing contaminates. Dna kerris needed to find the y chromosome. The one that males typically have an females. Don't need we have kids. We delete either chromosome with any attempts to isolate the y chromosome from the sample were unsuccessful ocean bidders busquets audra and we were very worried because this was our first trial experience working with a sample of this age. This is the seventh century bc and the feeling of failure made us very unhappy. Whichever challenge emotions started to run high. The team was determined to prove they could analyze that tooth but no matter where they looked they couldn't find the y chromosome go quick ammonium civil dalliance immortal at some point. We got the emotions under control and just looked straight at. The data. thought bojangles vigilant. And that's when he realized what was staring him right in the face. The reason cares couldn't find the y chromosome because it wasn't there that tooth never had a y chromosome to begin with and that's because this wasn't a warrior boy that cares was working with it was a warrior girl..
"amazons" Discussed on The 3:59
"Didn't WanNa, , tap into your Amazon expertise one last time, , and so get your thoughts on what Amazon's GonNa look like in twenty twenty, one, , , 'cause you know last night obviously posted huge profits and. . You know the coronavirus <hes>. . Say It's bent was benefiting from the lockdown environment has benefit. . So. . What you see happening with with Amazon next year especially as hopefully. . We get out of this lockdown that we finally figured out a way to. . Safely. . Go Out and about and and social distancing is hopefully past me mean I can't even imagine hopefully that's that's crazy to think it's hard to imagine it's hard for me to Badgen to yeah. . So so related related specifically to Amazon, , a lot of these trends that you discussing that <hes> we saw in the three q earnings were trends that already existed, , but then got accelerated and pushed into hyper speed during the quarantine during a pandemic. . So you know people had already been migrating more toward online. . Now doing a hell of a lot more than they used to specially older shoppers that maybe were more set into specific habits that. . Were willing to try online grocery more for the first time and then said, , Hey, , this is actually pretty great plus I feel a lot safer are doing this. So . why don't you just keep doing this even post quarantine? ? That's that's what a lot of expectations are. . Is that <hes> online grocery online shopping they they were already getting millions more customers. . Now, , that's going to happen more often with that means traditional retailers is that dozens of them even more went into bankruptcy protection this year they were already hurting malls were already seeing less foot traffic again that accelerated. . So what are we gonNa see in twenty, , twenty one and beyond are. . Fewer stores my expectation is, , is that the stores that are going to be available are going to be much more experienced, , really focused and you know there's going to be like more more focus on restaurants or like think of like the CRAYOLA. . Place that you take your kids to. . That's what more malls are GonNa look like where you're going to go there because it's more like sesame place or you know. . Disneyland or something you know what I mean as opposed to. . A clothing store <hes> we've seen it on our main streets a lot of time where like a bookstore or clothing store or a frame shop or hardware store really struggles to survive but hey, , there's a really great pizzeria is a really great Barr. . Those are going to do much better because Amazon doesn't really directly online also doesn't really directly compete with them as much. . So it's been really amazing to see a lot of small businesses a lot of mom and POPs really <hes> kind a transition and adapt to the quarantine. . They're going to have to take a of those lessons that they've learned and and try to try to make make like going out again <hes> really worthwhile people I would say. . They're GONNA get a huge bomb, , baxter the quarantines end by how are you going to get people to keep going years and years decades and decades afterwards is going to keep getting more difficult. . He has I mean what you're seeing saying is essentially that this crowbar this isn't this isn't just a one time phenomenon. . This will have fundamental structural changes to how a shop, , right? ? How could at nine you don't have something like you. . Know. . This is a once in one hundred year type of situation and it's existed for most of the year. . You do not go back to normal afterwards whatever you consider to be normal beforehand will no longer exists and that is a little scary. . That's a little frightening but that's also the truth and some of it's GonNa be a good thing. . But to assume that you know office environments are going to be exact same way that. . They used to be or public interactions. . I was curious to find out if in future see, , obviously see es in twenty twenty one is going to be virtual but see twenty twenty two are people going to shake hands are they like because if I go to see twenty, , twenty, , two in my new life with mastercard, , I don't really want to shake people's hands. . It's really like a social construct that I was you know all. . Four in the first place and I didn't want to insult people. . So I did it but <hes> you know small things. . Big Things are really going to impact people irate about it from the retail perspective because everybody's shops everybody spends money but you're going to see really echo in a lot of different places. . A lot of places that people might not realize right now what what about with with grocery stores you talked about online grocers? ? Doing really well during the. . There obviously their premium like I've noticed, , my my budget has for food has gone up. . Quite a bit as I've used lobbies <unk> online services. . Greg I'm not spending on anything else. . So there's there's that trade off but. . As we go back to normal specifically with Amazon, , because they've invested whole foods. . Is. . That do you see that trend sticking with with more online orders or a or will people go back to the grocery stores to shop and what what does that? ? What does that mean for Amazon? ? Okay. . So I wrote a story about this a couple of months ago using <hes>. . All data company called Ernest and a grocery online grocery huge bump up this year but you still wouldn't even like you hardly even notice compared to overall grocery because grocery in the united. . States. . is like something like a trillion dollar annual business so it's still gonNA take a long time for online grocery really take off and become significantly mainstream but this year push them. . Several years into the future. . So I go to the Grocery Store <hes> I'm sure you know most people most people the data shows still go to the grocery store buy online grocery will become much more critical in the future it's going to be much less of a niche than it has been where it was like one percent three percent it's GonNa, keep , ticking up there. . Related to Amazon Day are looking in my opinion to be pretty savvy having purchased whole foods when they did before the antitrust like hammer started to come down <hes> because they'll be able to utilize whole foods and their new Amazon grocery brand the Amazon fresh <hes>. . As a way to really push into grocery because it's such a huge business so whether that's going to be in store or online, , it's just going to help them continue to grow their business and also fight against Walmart who's one of their biggest competitors.
Phillip Hunter - Alexa Criticism - Moving Beyond Command and Control - Voicebot Podcast Ep 174 - burst 07
"You were there fairly early with Alexa and so you know in your well known in the community I think is is well as as as you said, there were that many people early on you gotTa have sort of a nice tribe along those lines but I'm just GonNa Pluck A. Just two sentences out of here maybe three. So it started off with the Post. Say This is from Philippinter. Quote the more I. Think about it. The more disappointing last week's Alexa announcement was so and then you talk about how little bit about the disappointment than you go on later and say. The reality is that hardware has got the focus and natural was just a buzzword. The dream of conversational ability beyond command and control QNA and game play is dimming, spark and quote. So maybe set up for the listeners. What you're trying to convey here and how the Amazon Product Launch Event of twenty twenty was a good good enough catalyst to get your head space and at to that point. Yeah. Well, as you might imagine. And I think that you know. The way the way you read, it certainly lends itself to this is. The thoughts about this you know started a long time ago and From. The early days we were we were looking at what is what is the voice user experience me what is Now, what is it? We have these things. Around. How do we design for Web? Design for Mobile? How do we design desktop applications these kinds of things and You know really great were definition has been given for those but we didn't have them for voice and we weren't sure what they should be and but we spent A. Good ten years really working out some of those within that small community and everything from you know, how do you greet someone when they start the interaction to recover from? Errors or other problems. And and so when we? As we all those who were there saw lex coming out. So Google assistant coming out, we started having conversations What would What would it be like for this device this context, these use cases to advance those things and Unfortunately what? We learned a couple of things early on that that were discouraging one of them was that. The platforms Allowed a lot less access to some of the core speech recognition. Data points that we made a lot of use of in these applications and so things like accuracy, confidence scores, and in in best list, which is You know instead of coming back with a single result coming back with a three to five results in using application logic to pick the most likely one. So we lost some of these capabilities and what that meant was that. We had to make some sacrifices at the US level about how people would be able to recover. From from different problems and and in some cases even. Some of the things that we could do like in terms of follow up are multi turn conversations. Because it just gets a lot trickier if you don't have some of those. Tricks available to you. And just before you go out. To keep going so. Mark. Your spot. But. When you talk about things, competent scores, and some of the other tools you had you're you're talking about you had those tools available to you before you ever got to Alexa this was in your pre Amazon experience with voice speech systems, right? All. Yeah. All the way back to the initial late nineties work that I did and those things evolved over time. So we were. You know is one of those things as creators as developers we had access in than we kept asking nuance and speech works for even deeper access than they would give it to us, and so we we had a lot of really. Fine tuned control over the behavior of these applications and so your expectation would be that since that's a that's a known benefit When Amazon and Google come out with two with solutions and they've got third party develop Rico's system day would also provide this and maybe they don't provide it at launch because it's complicated by you're always adding features for developers right. But at some point that actually comes out yeah. Yeah We still don't have speech. We still don't actually have the actual speech logs. Well, right. Well Yeah and and that was another thing as that. So so one of the big parts of those early applications was what we call the tuning periods. So something would go into production and then we would. Like like. The assistance do today we would collect recordings and then we would transcribe those and then we would. Look at the transcripts of the recordings compared to the output of the speech recognition engine and say you know how close it and if there was you know it's close. Great. Let that go but in a lot of cases in especially early, there were great big differences and so we had to go back and do a lot of adjustments within them the engine. For particular contexts and was. Very it took a long time because he had like I said, the data collection part for that was very difficult. So, one of the hopes was wow. Okay. Centralize platform on the scale of Amazon Google well. Now, we can get access to massive amounts of data and that was our thought going in. It's like I'll be application developer and I'll have I can see thousands of interactions within a short time period. Well, one of the things he did was like, no, you don't get to see that. and. You just have to count. US making the recognizer better over time. which they do, but it's still it's different than they're doing globally.
"amazons" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast
"Online stores into adapt shipping products, stores like Walmart and target have an advantage over Amazon. They have physical storefronts Lauren. Good. You had some thoughts about this. How does having an actual store help companies at a time when many people are avoiding going on public? Yeah. This is a great question. I can't promise to be as poetic as you were the first time around Mike. But? This is something that our colleague, Louis Matt. And I have had conversations about because she covers Amazon as a corporation as a business lawrence. trumpy covers Amazon and the consumer service side which were mostly talking about today. But one of the things we've seen emerge during this pandemic is that importance of a storefront which for some online only retailers was. Long considered either unnecessary or too much of an expensive pipe dream to really consider right or maybe a retailer would do a pop up or have a couple of retail locations in very specific locations essentially for marketing. But now as pandemic has disrupted shipping or just called into question, the ethics of shipping. Some people do want to go to the store and pick up things or pick up curbside. So this has been beneficial for companies like and Walmart in particular, which are two of Amazon's biggest competitors for wal-mart. This spring same store sales rose as much as ten percent because of coronavirus stockpiling In the first fiscal quarter of the year for target, same store sales were up by seven percent. Both are seeing rises in digital sales. In. This is somewhat expensive for these companies like operations. Wise, and there are some data that show that people are buying lower margin items, right groceries, cleaning products, things like that. Not necessarily big ticket items, but I think in general, this could set a really interesting trend pattern for the foreseeable future. Like I, know my own shopping has been a lot more diverse since the pandemic started I've been looking well beyond Amazon, I have used target. I've ordered from Home Depot. I've gone to my local hardware store I've ordered from bookshop dot org. Instead of Amazon, have either of you changed your shopping habits to go beyond Amazon as well. I have been purchasing from other stores and not even so much because I dislike. Amazon. But because I can't find what I need on. Amazon. I know that the pandemic threw a wrench and supply lines, but like paper towels, for instance, if they're even there on Amazon, they're super overpriced. So for me, it's easier to just venture out locally. And deal with that. Then trying to find something and get that two day shipping especially if the cost offsets what I would be gaining there. For me I think I've taken to buying more things in person at my local grocery store that normally I would just go on Amazon and get for that very reason just because it's like you're not really sure whether you're GonNa get exactly what you want. for some of those items that are harder to. Keep in stock, but I think that's something that Amazon has sort of the built up all of this goodwill over the years with people that people trust that when you buy something on Amazon, you're going to get it for very good price. You're going to get what you want and you're going to get. You're going to get it delivered very quickly and I think that. They started having problems fulfilling those. Sort of expectations this spring, but all the other stores did too. You know you would try to buy some of the same items from another store and they were sold out or they can get it to you, but they can't get it to until a week from Tuesday. You know, and that was that was a very strange time because it was the first time that I started to panic that I was not going to be able to buy the thing that I needed off the Internet and have it delivered to me in a reliable timeframe. Yeah, it's kind of remarkable. How much the value proposition changes when the shipping time goes from two days to five days. All of a sudden you're thinking. Okay. Well, within that time period, I might have to go out and run an errand for myself or my family is. So I might as well, just out that list of things to pick up not to mention the fact that. Because we have all read the stories in in some cases are reports have reported the stories about the way that workers have been treated in Amazon, fulfillment centers I in distribution warehouses. Like you, you start to think a lot more about the ways in which your on demand ordering is contributing to the economy where workers are aren't getting the protections they need in a time of the coronavirus Another thing that has made Amazon's website. So robust over the years is its market for third party sellers. But that also brings up. I. Think some concerns about. Potential counterfeits Lauren, I want to ask you this because you follow this. So closely, how concerned are you when you go to Amazon now? About. Counterfeits or misleading products. I think that. There are a lot of third party sellers who pop up to try to fill in these gaps that we've seen with the coronavirus You know back when it first started with the face masks and the hand sanitizer I mean, you still can't buy disinfecting wipes on the Internet. It's so heart. So you'll have these third party sellers pop up that say, Hey, I have hand sanitizer and come to find out. It's made with methanol which the FDA recently recalled. So in those instances especially if it's something where you're trying to keep yourself and your family healthy. I think it's worth going out and venturing out to a store and trying to find something that. Will fill that gap. So you don't have to waste so much time doing research and spending money and waiting for shipping just to have something come to your doorstep that isn't going to help you at all. I also think that partially due to the pandemic and the economy and partially due to the tension. We've seen nationwide about racial injustice more and more people are realizing that their money can be spent. In a way that might be more helpful to their community or to cause that they'd like to support. So for me when I've been shopping online, I have been trying to find a small businesses or black owned businesses or a place where. You know my twenty dollars is GonNa go a lot farther for.
"amazons" Discussed on Skullduggery
"About in the news or the media. We hope you'll listen and be a part of the journey subscribed today on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. Look who we now have with us. The former governor of Washington former commerce secretary and former US ambassador to China. Gary Locke Ambassador Locke Welcome to skulduggery. Oh It's my pleasure to be with you so you are In the news of late when you popped up in a trump campaign ad attacking Joe Biden for his ties to China in which the add shows Biden meeting with the number of Chinese officials and in the middle it shows Biden greeting you and the ad of course fails to point out that you were the American Ambassador to China. Not a Chinese government official. What was your reaction to that ad? Well it's just it was so offensive. I mean it's it if you're going to criticize the vice president for his. You know being cozy with Chinese government officials. I mean that's all politics. The president himself is is on record saying so. Many nice things about the Chinese president the Chinese government and and hosting him at his resort And having lavish dinners and toasting and things like that but if you're going to go around showing the Vice President Biden meeting with all these Chinese government officials you don't include a US government official and it was just so frustrating and outlandish and outrageous because it just perpetuates this notion that many ethnic groups have faced that if we look different than Caucasians the broad spectrum of Americans then somehow we are still tied to the land of our ancestors that were still not really American. That were really foreigners. And that's what's so frustrating about it and You know it's happened to different. Ethnic groups Japanese Americans but so many born in the United States and yet they were rounded up war to put an incarceration interment camps on the grounds that they were still loyal to Japan. Even though the sons join the United States army was part of the most decorated military unit at US military history. And so that type of stereotyping and just continues. That's so frustrating. Did you reach out to the trump campaign and ask them to take it down? I think they pretty much took down their own. Because it kind of backfired because it's focused on the merits of the AD. And then critics than showed all the pictures of the president himself having lavish meetings with the Chinese government officials and toasting them and saying Nice things about the Chinese government officials so in subways the controversy kind of put more scrutiny on the merits of their ad and showed that The president himself was doing the very same things at vice president. Biden was accused of doing so I think they took it down pretty quickly themselves by the way ambassador. Locke this I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong that your father. You talked about people joining the military. Your father was part of the D Day invasion and also part of the battle of the bulge. Is that right? Yeah my father was in the fifth. Armored Division landed on the shores of Normandy. Just a few days right after d day and then all the troops were vying for the fund the honor of liberating Paris but The Fifth Armor Division received orders under Jennifer General Patton The Berlin to try to beat the Russians the Berlin and of course on the way they encountered this stiff German resistance. Lot of that was documented in such films as band of brothers and things like that and my son and I watched that series band of brothers came across all these cities and locales battles that my dad was involved in it so I said Oh my gosh. 'cause dad somebody. People of the previous generation ever talked about World War. Two and of course. This ad came in this context where we've seen a surge of of anti Chinese sentiment in this country racist xenophobic incidents on the rise being tracked by the AD L. in other organizations people yelling. You know go back to China references to the Chinese viruses courses. What the president is branded it? The Kung become flew other really offensive names for the virus. Asian owned stores being vandalized. How worried are you about? This uptick in anti Asian xenophobia. And do you think that the federal government is really taking it seriously and doing anything about doing enough about it? Well it is very very discouraging and anytime you have economic hardship or as we're now seeing public health hardships. There is a tendency to blame other people. We saw Animosity toward Japan and other Asian Americans. Even they were not of Japanese ancestry. Many years ago with Detroit was having a problem and and Japan's economy was very very strong. We're seeing that now with the rising progress of of China and now with C. Corona virus. You're having all these antagonistic acts and discrimination and racism targeted against not just Chinese Americans but all Asian Americans Again All Asian. Americans are lumped together. And that's really unfortunate We really need people to be coming together and uniting to fight this virus to keep it from spreading and to reduce the number of deaths so we need the federal government to take a leadership role in saying you know this is not the you cannot blame Asian Americans who were here and in fact the epidemic pandemic on the east coast was spread by Europeans. Who had traveled to China or entertained visitors China at elsewhere? Now certainly we need to have a full accounting of how. This all happened a winded. The Chinese know about it What are the real numbers etcetera etcetera? But right now we need to be focusing on stopping this thing Flattening the curve here in America and all around the world and reducing the number of deaths. We need people to come together and having the federal government not taking a leadership role in urging calm and being tolerant and not accusing different. Ethnic groups is most unfortunate right. After the September eleventh attacks against the United States President Bush went around saying we cannot lame and have any acts of violence against Muslim Americans in the United States and so I wish that the president president trump would issues similar proclamations and make some more statements that said there is a legitimate and growing debate about China's role. It's handling of the virus last week. I think Bill Gates gave a talk saying that. It was a distraction to focus on Chinese behavior while the pandemic was as severe as it is and pushing back on that Josh Rogan columnist for the Washington Post wrote and yet the Chinese Communist Party is still working. Full time to cover up information about the outbreak. And the Chinese government's own failures by so doing it continues to threaten the health and lives of Americans that can't be ignored and he goes on to write. The Chinese government misled the world about the virus early on it manipulated statistics to downplay the outbreaks. Severity silenced whistle blowers spread misinformation and disinformation and censored science? That didn't fit the official narrative. Do you agree. I agree much believe that. China has to be held accountable. They certainly mishandled this And detained some of the doctors whose gave early warnings about this. And the that Doctor. In fact was arrested Detained for several hours had to sign a promise not to spread. False rumors are to incite the people and then he went on to treat many many people and then it got the virus himself and died and is now a hero in China so China certainly did a lot of things wrong. And you know over time we're going to have to have health officials and others to figure out exactly how it started where it started the real number of people who got sick and the real numbers of the of the people who who died but the point is that the World Health Organization sounded the alarm even if China what and many countries including the state's got those same warnings from the W. H. O. And all those other countries acted on it. We did not and look at places like Taiwan South Korea Taiwan which is little over a hundred miles away from mainland China in which they have many more people going back and forth for tourism and business. Taiwan jumped on the warnings from the W. H. O. Immediately and they were able to control it and have very few deaths yes. It's a much smaller country by population. But if you were to extrapolate it it would. The number of deaths in Taiwan would be the equivalent of less than one hundred in America. And yet what? We're over seventy thousand deaths right now in the United States and for all the time that that the United States was saying. Oh it's no big deal in. The president was playing golf and said this is nothing to be afraid of. Other countries using the same information were acting on it and controlling it and preventing people from getting sick. And you were. You were the embassador during the Obama years or at least the first couple years of Obama's term give us some insight into how you think the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party has been dealing with this. I mean. Do you believe that they have been genuinely trying to control the virus in as you know robust away as they could or have they looked at this as somehow a threat to their own stability. Well I think at first. They mishandled an underplayed. It ignored it because in China. People don't want to shut down factories and shutdown cities. The local government officials are always wary of passing on bad news to a Beijing. Their political careers depend on. Good numbers and You know keeping keeping things calm and keeping away bad information or discouraging news from reaching the capital and these guys. These mayors in these leaders of their provinces are not natives of their localities like the politicians in America. You know you grew up in Texas and you're the or you know you lived in Colorado all your life or more like myself born and raised in the state of Washington that you run for local office. These leaders of major cities and all the provinces are like military commanders and they move from city to city province to province and their upward mobility like a military commander of the. Us Army base depends on their performance and have good numbers and stats. So you don't want to you know. Tell Beijing that. Oh Wow this big virus going around and it's making a lot of people sick and maybe killing people so they but once the news got out. Boy China really jumped on it and closed down entire cities. Factories will close even now. They're starting to go back to normal. But it's had a huge impact on their economy. And you know tens and tens of billions of people out of work. Same thing with the rest of the world as we're now beginning to see so once it became pretty apparent. How severe this thing was. They jumped on it. Pretty aggressively the problem. Is that so many other people around the world. Don't want to shut down. Factories don't want to keep people home and I can understand that I you know we've been all under stay at home orders and directives for the past month and a half and boy you WanNa get out and about you know you WanNa you know. Go shopping and have dinner parties with your friends. So you know. The governor's were really the ones who stepped forward.
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"Michael Investigative correspondent for Yahoo News. I'm Dan Kleinman Editor in chief of Yahoo News. So it's really interesting. The way we got onto this Amazon story. The news broke last week. That an Amazon Vice President resigned in protest over what was going on at the company. I actually reached out to that guy and said hey come on our podcast and talk about and he said No. You don't WanNa talk to me. You WanNa talk to the whistle blowers who's firing. I protested and he turned me onto Emily Cunningham and Mara Kosta. We're going to have them as guests in a moment and they have quite a story to tell. Yeah I mean it's unusual for a tech executive to say that he doesn't want the spotlight to give it to someone else but this guy is is interesting and I think we should have them on at some point now that we've had Marin and emily I'm just GonNa read very quickly. What he said in his blog post. This is tim his name is Tim. Bray his name. Is Tim Bray? He's Amazon. He was an Amazon Vice President and senior engineer and he quit in solidarity after they were fired and he he said very simply remaining an Amazon. Vp would have meant in effect signing off on actions. I despised and I gotta say there's a certain symmetry to this episode of skulduggery. We're GONNA talk to emily. And Marin why they were fired and technically it was because they violated the company's internal policy on communications which forbid according to press reports. Amazon employs from saying anything that is disparaging or flex badly on Amazon. It's kind of reminiscent of China. Which will be talking to Gary Locke about the way they do business there. You Disparage the Chinese Communist Party and you suffer consequences so I don't think Jeff Bezos will appreciate having his company compared to the Chinese Communist Party but there is a parallel there that left out at me and soon Amazon will be bigger China quite. Hey listen before we we get to this. We do have to take note of some big news this week. And that was attorney. General bars sign off on a filing dismissing the case against Michael Flynn Donald Trump's first national security advisor. It was not what a lot of us were expecting out of this. Or maybe we just hadn't thought through or listen closely enough to what bill bar was saying but it was a pretty extraordinary move for the Justice Department to drop a case against somebody who had twice under oath pled guilty to the crime for which he was charged. I'm not aware of any precedent of that happening. And you know but this does fit a pattern. We talked on this podcast about the Justice Department. Calling for a much lighter sentence a much lighter sentence in the case of Roger Stone. By the way in both of these cases the career prosecutors withdrew from the cases when when they found out that these things were happening essentially in protest and the sort of lone standing on. The case was a guy named Tim. Shea. Who is the acting? Us Attorney in Washington DC was installed thereby bar his friend and someone who had worked for bar all the way back in the first Bush administration. Which you and. I covered so a lot of symmetry in these look. The case is not over yet because the judge Emmet Sullivan does have to sign off on the motion to dismiss and I was there in the Court House over a year ago when Flynn went for his sentencing hearing we all thought he was going to be sentenced and it got held up by judge. Sullivan wasn't totally satisfied with what he had seen from all the parties but he renamed out when he basically described his conduct as treasonous. I think words that he sort of went a little bit further than the facts showed but he gave Flynn a chance to withdraw his plea. Then Flynn declined to do. So since. Then he got new lawyers They got new documents under discovery. That the Justice Department concluded raise questions about the original decision to question. Flynn whether he had been set up at the White House. Basically the argument was that the FBI was on the verge of formerly dropping its investigation of Flynn. And therefore there was not an adequate predicates to do the interview which he in which he lied about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador. The response to that from the former FBI. People I've talked to is look. We were doing an investigation of what the Russians were up to and their possible links to the trump campaign them. We see Flynn having these conversations with Kislyak the ambassador we see the vice president of the United States lying about what we knew took place during those conversations and that was more than adequate justification to go and do the interview will see how Judge Sullivan handles this. And whether he wants an inquiry and whether he's GonNa ask this is the process. Justice Department is a Rohrschack test. I mean for those people who view the Mueller investigation. All of the Russia stuff you know as a hoax you look at the Flinn case through different eyes. If you see it as I think a lot of people in law enforcement see it is is. There was a lot of smoke there and a lot of reasons for investigation and a real credit for investigation. Then the fact that you know Flynn explicitly lied to. Them is a crime and a serious one so look. I covered and it's solvent. When he was a Superior Court judge pack in the eighties and he was a tough judge back then could be pretty ornery and could be very tough on the government so I would not be shocked if he does not sign off on this if orders an inquiry if he raises real questions about the legal foundation for the Justice Department's action. I think it's going to be an interesting hearing. Look there was a bar assigned this. Us Attorney out in Saint Louis Jensen to do the review and he recommended according to bar he was Jensen recommended the dismissal. I would not be shocked if Sullivan wants to hear directly from Jensen on this. And who knows? Maybe he'll ask bill bar to come into the courtroom to answer some questions about how this played out but which in which case I I hope I will be there in. May perhaps a post coveted world if it's not if it's not on the phone but let's get Amazon and ambassador locked a lot to talk about here so it's GonNa lose all right. We now have with US Emily Cunningham and Marin Kosta to Amazon employees ease or former Amazon employees who got some considerable attention last month when they were fired by Amazon for trying to call the public's attention to some of Amazon's policies particularly as they related to Kovic Nineteen Emily and Marin welcome to skulduggery. Thank you so much for having great to be here. There's so much to talk about here and obviously so much attention on Amazon since. We're all relying on Amazon to get goods that we can't go out and buy now because of the Social distancing and other restrictions. Emily and Marin. Tell us why you were fired by Amazon. Yeah we'll actually. The story goes back about a year and a half a Martin and I are both part of a group called Amazon employees for climate justice and we started off actually pressuring the company around Climate Change. Because we know that Amazon has an incredible opportunity to really drive the global economy to get off fossil fuels and so it actually started a year and a half ago and it started with us just talking to our co workers and the kind of conversations we are having we also the people were also very alarmed very concerned in also saw similarly. That Amazon had a great opportunity to lead around the climate crisis. So when we first met with them in a year and a half ago in January two thousand Nineteen Amazon wasn't even willing to release its carbon footprint at that time fast forward nine months later after continued pressure from employees so there was nine thousand of us that publicly signed our name entitled to an open letter asking Bezos in the Board for leadership and this came from all levels of the company from the the lowest level employees up into the VP level. That signed this letter. You went from that to the ogress. Three thousand of US around the world walking out as part of the global climate strike the very day before we walked out which was by the way the first time Amazon's history. That tech workers walked out Amazon announced the climate pledged which was a huge victory for workers being able to stand up collectively for Wanted so actually. Wile sort of the final straw was really around Kobe. Speaking up about Cova. Anna's had wanted us to have been wanting gone for quite some time. Martin and I were both warned in the fall about speaking out about Amazon's role in the climate crisis. But it wasn't just Martin Night. There were dozens of us who gave public interviews in quotes and but are actually marring was given we both were spoken to you by. Hr but Mar. Do you WanNa talk a little bit about the letter that you got a following that I think. Emily mentioned that we were both contacted by lawyers in. Hr when we spoke to the press so that was a technically breaking the communications policy and so we were both contacted and warns that we had done that. Can I break in there? What what is this external communications policy? It's a policy that basically another important fact here is that again. There are dozens of us that had spoken to the media in on record but the day after we announced our participation in the global climate strike we announce it internally on September fourth the very next day September Fifth Amazon conveniently quote updates their external communications policy. And basically. This is a policy. That says that you need to go through The VP of the business. That you're speaking about. It can take up to two weeks and that you need basically permission to talk about different things. None of what we were talking about was confidential information. This is all public information. Amazon itself has a a website devoted to marketing to oil and gas companies on how to optimize production and productivity of oil companies getting oil and gas out of the ground. So they're not secretive about this. This is never about confidential information and we've always maintained that Amazon cannot only the conversation that affect our very existence that affect life and death which is both the climate crisis and this Kobe. Pandemic that we're in the middle of okay. Marin you're about to tell us the email that you get about the external communications policy after our both contact by HR. I then subsequently received an email that said if I continue to rate policies I could face consequences up to and including being fired and just to be clear. This policy is you cannot say anything about anything at Amazon unless you get prior approval from your who manager corporate revolt level. And you can't even talk at conferences like as designers. We wouldn't even be allowed to talk design conference without getting VP approval. For whatever it was. We talked about. But Emily did you say that this was a a new policy and that prior to this you both of you and others had spoken to the media without consequence you know. Basically it was updated the policy supposedly to make it more streamlined. But it really gave him cover to be able to enforce this policy which they weren't enforcing before because it's not a good look for Amazon to come after employees who are nearly trying to have the company do better around the most urgent time sensitive issue in our lifetimes and so it's another thing to say about. This is that other tech workers were totally in support of us around this so they saw the success that we had had thousands of speaking out in an raising voices. Because you know before we did. This Amazon wasn't moving out of the top. Ten Retailers Amazon was the only one who hadn't even released its carbon footprint and so in January. We went public with the story. That Amazon was trying to silence US and by the way they came after the two of us there are thirteen of us that spoke on record to the media after the external communication policy was quote unquote updated in September yet. People still did that. And they came after. Marin in I but in in January we went public with the Washington Post about Amazon's attempts to silence workers..
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"Achilles withdrew the spear from her body. Penta Salihu remained kneeling but as soon as the blood began to run from her her chest. She slowly sank to the ground. Achilles knelt next to the fallen queen never before had he watched watched an enemy so closely as they faded and he found himself growing curious. He removed parenthesis. LEIA's helmet underneath covered in blood and dust was the most beautiful woman Achilles had ever seen. She laid in all all her shattered strength tears. streaking her dirt stained face. She cast her gaze to the heavens and struggled to speak. Speak at last. Let me have grace pen. The Saliha the third queen of the Amazons and the last surviving daughter of a tra- was dead a queen slaughtered slaughtered at the hands of men. Just as her sisters had died so did Pancasila. But unlike the murders of antipope and Hypolito data pen to Selena's death by killy's spear was not unintentional as the witness to her sister's killings pen facility a new. What lay in store for her? Whether her death would be directly dealt by men as it happened when Hypolito was slain by Hercules or indirectly directly as when antipope was murdered by her own people for falling in love with theseus Pennsylvia sensed that her fate would be similar. If she didn't die of men's brutality Pennsylania feared she would live long enough to witness her people's domestication as the territory's of man expanded existing as liberated women was becoming an impossible dream so Penta Saliha took control into her own hands and met death on her own terms continuing to fight men would be endless and few tile the Trojan war was at once. Her Swansong and submission pen to Selena's is death and the death of all Amazon Queens was used by the Greek says a cautionary tale a warning of what happens to those who dare to live their lives outside the jurisdiction of men whether it was due to rage lust or war. These others would meet a violent end. We see this in the Greek mythic script dooming all Amazon's to defeat and death despite eight their courage skill and divine blood. Amazon's would never emerge victorious over men. No matter how hard they fought or how how much they suffered. They were destined to fail in spectacular bloody fashion again and again. But what if the tale of of Penta Saliha represents something else entirely rather than men's invincible nature would have spent the Selena's story tells of their cruelty cruelty the name Penta Saliha means mourned by the people from the Greek words pencils and Laos. This implies implies that instead of a figure to be blamed and feared Pennsylania was perhaps a martyr a beloved figure holding men accountable for their misdeeds as she suffers. Pedophilia holds a mirror to man's sins and forces us to look but at the story of pedophilia has done more than reveal. The pain man has inflicted. It has given us a champion. The Myth of the Amazon Mazang has been resurrected from the battlefield of Troy and proliferated in literature media and even Cultural Revolution's what once were recall. Tales of Feminine Folly Have Been Reclaimed as symbols of women's strength and tenacity..
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"After one year of vigorous preparations and training penned the Selena and the amazons. long-awaited attack on Athens was coming to its end. But what started as a mission to rescue their rightful queen had ended in tragedy. Mo- Padilla murdered anti apy and Penta Saliha killed her general intern outside the battle between the Amazons and the Athenians descended into bloody chaos as soon as the the Amazon penetrated the heart of the city. These collected his troops and fought back with a vengeance. The Athenian Army outnumbered the women warriors. Five Times over and soon they had them surrounded in Athens Acropolis without their general or their queen and to lead them. The amazons were almost entirely cornered by the time Penta Saliha emerged from theseus palace and lead her people all to retreat more than three hundred of her fighters had fallen in the onslaught. The amazons had suffered a devastating eating defeat unable to conquer Athens or rescue their rightful queen. They returned to radios to recover from the loss and Dan to mourn their dead but pent the SALEO would never be the same. The horrible tableau of anti-abuse death had etched itself into her mind every time. The Young Queen closed her eyes images of her sister gasping for breath in a pool of blood and silks appeared. And when storm would howl across a rate llosa's forests Pennsylvia believed. She could hear the desperate cries. RISE OF ANTI ABE's infant son. In the wind the young queen was plagued by despair and wished for her own death but it was forbidden for an Amazon Warrior to take her own life. An honorable death on the battlefield was the only form arm of self-destruction that Pennsylvia could hope for she longed for an opportunity to sacrifice her life to aries and clear her honor with blood and soon she received.
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"It was so clear now everything had been there in front of her eyes. Ace but Penta Saliha hadn't let herself believe it until the words fell from an tubbies own mouth. You are or no queen here sister. You are a slave in silk ropes. Come with us to rate US and take your place on the Amazon thrown. Your people need you. I need you come home. I can't come home. Pennsylvania I have a child here a son Anti Abi moved aside to reveal the infant behind her cooing in his cradle. The realization struck Pennsylania like a blow to the stomach. Leave Him Anti Opie. Let men be raised by men. Come with us. I will not you mean to tell me that you choose to abandon your people in exchange for suckling theseus air at your breast. Yes then you leave us with no choice pen. The Saliha turned to mow. Padilla what did she mean but it was too late the fierce general had already hurled her Spear Anti Abi stared in disbelief at the spear spear piercing her stomach delicately holding its handle then she locked eyes with Penta Saliha the sisters stood dude frozen inside a small eternity as the baby began to wail again. Penta Saleo ran to catch her sister and tie up. He gazed up at Pennsylvania as she knelt over her body trying in vain to stop the bleeding with her bare hands. She opened her mouth to speak but instead of words blood flowed from her lips in the next moment anti Abi was still Penta. Salihu stared down at her motionless sister and tie apy the true queen of the Amazons. Her last sister was dead. Penta Selena doubled over as sobs. Rack her body soon. Her tears there's mixed with anti-abuse Blood Pennsylania turned to Mow Padilla rage flooding her senses. What have you done? She you betrayed us. Made a mockery of our way of life pencil. Lia had had enough in one swift movement she reached for her bow and sent an Arrow through multimedia's heart. The the Amazon sank to her knees gasping in disbelief. Pennsylania looked on as her general died as the war waged on outside the palace. Walls and Anti Abe's infant son wailed from his cradle Panther Saliha sat silent in the blood of her slain sister..
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"Hercules narrowly escaped a radius and the wrath of its Amazon warriors and he sailed from its shores. He said a silent goodbye to the lush and mysterious island but Hercules gazed out from the deck of his ship another figure gazed back on the shores of a rate Yaas. A young warrior watched as her sister's murderers sailed pulled away on the horizon. She seethed with bitter anger. Fueled by the despair of her loss. She made a promise to the gods. The Amazon's would invade the strongholds of Greece. Cities would crumble and men would be slaughtered. The amazons would not be satisfied ride until their blood debt was paid in full the reign of the next Amazon Queen Pen Thistle Lia had begun on with hypolito death. The era of the Amazon's friendship with men had come to a close. Does her murder would spark a series of wars that would quite literally become battles of the sexes the story of Hercules Gillies and Hypolito gives us insight into what the ancient Greeks thought about camaraderie between men and women. They seem to think that a relationship of mutual you'll respect was an impossible dream. Perhaps that's what poets had hoped to warn their readers about with the ill-fated friendship between Hercules and Hypolito even so there's no denying that their story embodies something more poignant about the timeless tension between women and men that even in the hearts of the fiercest heroes and the midst of the deepest conflicts a desire for balance and harmony stems comes forth regardless..
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"Welcome to mythology a park cast original every Tuesday. We present dramatic stories from ancient mythology Ajayi and explore their origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa Richardson. Today we're focusing on the Amazon's a mythic tribe composed entirely early of female warriors renowned for their bravery horsemanship and prowess in battle. The Amazon's make many appearances throughout the Greco. Roman in Pantheon but the vital role they play in these stories is often pushed to the background in favor of more traditional Greek heroes. In this episode. We will the detail the birth of the Amazon nation and the stories of its second Queen Hypolito and next week. We'll explore how their fateful encounters with such such heroes as Jason and Hercules launched the Amazons into a series of battles against nations of men at par cast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network work. You can find all previous episodes of mythology as well as all of our casts other shows on spotify. And wherever else you listen to podcasts. And if you enjoy today's Day's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening it really does help? We also now have merchandise head. DEPAR- cast dot com slash slash merch for more information.
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"As he heard the thundering of hooves in the distance he realized he was wrong. The amazons John's had proliferated hundreds of Amazon's crusted the horizon and descended upon Hercules. Their movements were chaotic warriors. Warriors brandished their spears. While others crouched close to their steed but together they were one churning entity. A living. Wave evoke horses and weaponry glinting in the sun and growing larger with each passing moment as they came closer their movements events became more unified disciplined. They're thundering Gallup's faded to a trot and Hercules suddenly felt the intensity of a thousand thousand eyes trained on his small band of men. When the Amazons came to a halt Hercules noticed it wasn't Hypolito who led their charge and Amazon perhaps more beautiful than Hypolito but just as proud addressed him? This was anti apy Hypolito middle sister name yourself man and declare your intentions but be wary of your words. My archers aim their bows at your men as I speak. I am Hercules son of Zeus. My men and I do not come seeking bloodshed. I simply wish to speak with Queen Hypolito the Hercules I remember was a Demi God among mortals who stood tall with noble bearing. This isn't the man I see before me today. This struck Hercules deep anti appease words. Words were true years before he had been a mighty an honorable warrior but the immense guilty felt from his children's murder and the endless is toil of king nearest the SS Labor had made him a shadow of the hero. He once was tears filled his eyes as he spoke. Yes yes many years ago men and I came to your shores seeking shelter. Hypolito extended her home to us in a gesture of friendship. It's a kindness. I have hoped to repay ever since I left these shores but alas the fates have not been kind. I've returned and to ask one last favor of her. Please grant me council with your Queen. If you are who you say you are then you are permitted to come amongst the Amazons. Thank you however you must come alone you may be a friend of Hypolito but these bearded creatures are unknown to us. My archers and I will remain with your men until you return. Hercules obliged leaving theseus and his men to be guarded by the fierce anti hi appea- Hercules walked toward the heart of the island surrounded by women on horseback. They passed through lush forests. Jewel like pools and rushing waterfalls. It wasn't long before they came upon a clearing there. You're a grand tent adorned with animal. Skins sat guarded by a handful of armed warriors. Hercules approached the tent but his mounted did escorts remained outside. He would go in alone. As Hercules entered his eyes immediately fell on the mighty hypolito who stood as tall and proud as the day they had met years. Before but the Queen's youthful glow had been exchanged Enj- for an air of nobility an iron crown graced her head and a beautiful girdle of gold and iridescent glass glittered around Queens waste holding her sword. Suddenly Hercules was reminded of the true purpose of his journey and felt shame that he had come. I'm not to return hypolito kindness but to take even more when they told me. Son of Zeus had beached on our shore. I laughed laughed. Zeus has many sons. I said this tells me nothing over fifty I believe and I'm sure he's at work on another as we speak but I knew it I knew it was you. Welcome back to a radius. Old Friend. hypolito smiled at Hercules. And for a brief moment he felt lighter. It was as if the hardships he had faced in the years since last last leaving the Amazons were vague and distant memory but as their laughter faded hypolito sense the heaviness of Hercules presence. He struggled to meet her is casting his gaze to the ground. The once dignified hero seemed cowed as if his spirit had broken broken under the weight of his troubles gently hypolito urged Hercules to tell her everything that had happened to him in the comfort of Hypolito tent. Hercules recounted the hardships he had faced in the previous years. He told her of Harrah's Jealous Jealous. Rage over Zeus infidelity with Hercules. Mother a Rath that the goddess had directed at the bastard demi-god for his entire life hypolito listened patiently as he told her how Sarah had tricked him into killing his only three children. a Sin that had led him into a life of slavery under King Uresti Assists Command as punishment. Hypolito felt her heartbreak for her friend. It hurt her to see the once radiant hero now powerless to the cruelty of men and Gods alike. How can I help you? Gain your freedom from this tyrant. I have leagues of fighters now. They are skilled writers and deft with a spear I can charge the city of your character and have him slaughtered slaughtered. No no I cannot have your warriors fight my battles for me. This is mine too face alone. For the sake of my own redemption..
"amazons" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69
"Oh. The Amazon sank to her knees gasping in disbelief. Penta Saliha looked on as her general died. Read as the war waged on outside the palace. Walls and Untie Abe's infant. Son Wailed from his this Cradle Panther Saliha sat silent in the blood of her slain sister coming up penn thistle Leah returns to the Kingdoms of men for the last time. Now the the final chapter of our story after one year of vigorous preparations and training thing. Penn Thistle Leah and the Amazons long-awaited attack on Athens was coming to its end. But what started as a mission to rescue you. Their rightful queen had ended in tragedy. Mo- Padilla murdered anti apy and Penta Saliha killed her general intern turn outside the battle between the Amazons and the Athenians descended into bloody chaos as soon as the Amazon's penetrated the heart of the city theseus collected his troops and fought back with a vengeance. The Athenian Army me out numbered the women warriors five times over and soon they had them surrounded in Athens Acropolis without their general or or their queen to lead them. The amazons were almost entirely cornered by the time Pennsylvia emerged from theseus palace and and lead her people to retreat. More than three hundred of her fighters had fallen in the onslaught. The amazons had suffered a devastating defeat unable to conquer Athens or rescue their rightful queen. They returned to a radios to recover from the loss loss and to mourn their dead but panther saleo would never be the same. The horrible tableau of Anti Abe's death had etched itself into her mind every time. The Young Queen closed her eyes images of her sister gasping for breath in in a pool of blood and silks appeared and when storm would howl across a radio says forests Pennsylania believed. She could hear the the desperate cries of Anti Abe's infant son. In the wind the young queen was plagued by despair and wished for her own death but it was forbidden for an Amazon Warrior to take her own life. An honorable death on the battlefield was the the only form of self-destruction that Penta Saliha could hope for. She longed for an opportunity to sacrifice her life to aries and clear her honor with blood and soon she received.
"amazons" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Ten minutes to get smarter on the Clinton of Tech Business Politics brought to you by America's beverage companies. I'm Deborah Mac today show Google changes. Its rules for political ads and president trump thanks. He opened a factory that actually opened six years ago but first Algorithm Mickley inspired shoes. That's the term being used this week by. Joey's Willinger Co founder and CEO of wool sneaker maker all birds and it's not a compliment instead. It's what he's calling. A line of. KNOCKOFF will sneakers. That Amazon just started offering under brand called two. Oh six collective live so what is well. It's new it's one of more than seventy so called. Private label. Brands owned by Amazon which tracks. What other retail products are selling? Well both on its platform and elsewhere and basically copies them and sells them at a very discounted price but again not under the actual Amazon brand probably because owning a two. Six collective shoe is more pleasing to the ego than owning an Amazon shoe. Now you might think Amazon would be a little bit embarrassed by this practice but you'd be wrong. In fact company executives seem pretty really proud Amazon consumer business boss Jeff Wilkie told CNN over the summer that this is just common retail and it's good business to quote save customers money and improve quality by offering a private label equivalent and quote but for companies like all birds. It can be like goliath coming in stomping on their heads. Yes allburn has gained a loyal following. It's got some retail stores now and a one point four billion dollar valuation from Venture Capitalists. But none of that comes close to comparing with Amazon's wealth or reach the bottom line here. There is a boom right now in direct to consumer products from apparel to food personal care but once these upstarts gained some traction against incumbents. They're often forced just a battle. One of the world's most powerful companies fifteen seconds will go deeper with all birds co founder and CEO. Joey's Willinger but first. This program is presented by America's Carr's beverage companies are plastic. Bottles are one hundred percent recyclable. including the CAP's working together to reduce our industries plastic footprint with a new initiative called every bottle auto back because the more bottles we remake the less new plastic. We use learn more at every bottle back dot. Org We're joined now by Albert Co founder and CEO CEO. Joey's Willinger. How did you first learn about this Amazon? We'll sneaker kid has finally so we learned about it probably the way we learn about a handful of the other knock off a friend of ours just Tax Us Hey. Have you seen this one question. Mark and Bam linked Amazon's website. So this one a little more a little more trusting than usual how come. Why was this one more interesting just because it is coming from Amazon itself? Yeah I mean the skill of Amazon is not yeah we we've had a bunch of rip-offs from a couple of American companies couple of European European companies have stature then a lot of companies that have been stood up specifically for the job of ripping off some of our products but this one was the first time where we felt that because of the search traffic on Amazon Dot Com and because of how they had been kind of relentlessly pursuing and attributed to one individual. This is how they systematically do it. But because they've been bidding on Google search terms on brand name like all birds offers men's shoes an ad for Amazon pops up and then there were some counterfeit sold on Amazon that were siphoning off demand from Google search and other things like that onto Amazon when people are actually looking for our products and when it comes to Google search. What can you if anything? Obviously you can spend money but Amazon can spend more you guys. are well capitalized. But you're you're not Amazon if Amazon is on wants to basically own all birds quote unquote on Google Search. Is there anything you can really do about that Not that I'm aware now I mean we gotta just work to get our search engine optimization out so we hit the top of the organic search and people type in our brand name and we have to kind of have to pay the Google tax debt when people put on all bird. We we got to pay for it. Might correct insanely from searching this morning. All birds don't seem to currently be sold via Amazon. You guys don't sell the platform have you ever. And if not why not. And we don't and we have never and I think that platform is pretty basic catalog where we are stacked up against lots of other products and it's title log does a good job of devolving products into features and benefits and it's not really the way we tell our story. We'll also lose the one to one intimacy of our interaction with every transaction cake since we have one hundred percent of our transactions direct to consumer when we lose that we lose a whole lot of information about the customer. We can't give them the kind of quality service that we like to give. We can't speak to them in the future. Like you know another himself. It's a much less good experience for the customer. It's much less good experience for us as a company. And you know look we're going to be stacked up against a whole bunch of counterfeit and they're gonNA put us right next. You know five other companies who have ripped us off and are showing Amazon. And that's just not great for our brand joey back in two thousand seventeen your company sued Steve. Madden the shoe designer and seller for knockoff. One of these knock offs and eventually the two of you settled out of court. Do you plan to sue Hammas. On in this case we look at every one of these carefully and I can't say for sure at this point but I think whether you have a great case or not is less important important than how painful the struggles going to be and given that we have pretty small company relative to a trillion dollar company like Amazon. It seems like we're bringing a night to a gun. Sight and hearing them is just going to be a tactic. But it's going to be pointless so in all likelihood that's not the avenue we WANNA pursue. Then how do you think about how do you at this point. And whether it be Amazon or some other company how do you protect a brand right now or maybe a product category. Is it even possible at this point. Well I think intellectual property is only one one avenue of protection. We've always believed that. The quality of what we put in to our products is probably the most important aspect of what we do and giving or direct to consumer and end aside from Amazon who is now at direct consumer shoe-seller. We have an advantage over most other players in the shoe industry and that they built their their value chain around wholesale also also they can ever afford to put the quality of materials in and sell sell their product of the same price that we can afford to tonight's inherent advantage. We have competitive moat that we've we've created given just our business model. The other thing is just it's just basic business but we just gotTA keep inventing new materials and inventing new products and and just focus on that and that's honestly the best thing that we can do. And and that's what we're primarily focused on last question which speaks to materials Amazon seems to be using similar to what you guys are in the shoe. But then there's the issue of the soul itself and you guys and Tell Them Rama that you guys use impart recycled sugar. Cannon and sustainability is a big part of all birds you guys are be corporation. Have you yet reverse engineered one of these Amazon Amazon shoes to see what the soul is made of and is at the same we have and we do that for every every competitive product can get our hands on so first of all I refute the fact that they use a similar will. We're using some of the finest in the world that used for five thousand dollar suits and packing into a very affordable product and they have used all from different sources which is Leschi. Excuse me in treatment of the animals and not as high quality wool and then the bottom is just a simple pretty poor-quality plastic product from petroleum. And do we have engineered a very cushy. Bottom made from sugarcane as you mentioned and it's a combination of variety of components but the primary element is that EDA. It's called the material that we've derived from sugar fan joys. Well endure CEO of all birds. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you Dan. My final two right after this Pereda is presented by America's Erica's beverage companies. Not all plastic is the same are one hundred percent recyclable. Plastic bottles and caps are made to be remade and we want every bottle back so that our bottles bottles can become new bottles and not end up in oceans rivers and beaches. That's why we're working together to reduce our industries plastic footprint with a new initiative called every bottle back because the more bottles we remake the less new plastic we use learn more at every bottle back dot. Org now never my final two. and first of his Google which yesterday announced that it will change its global political ad policy to restrict audience targeting and that in the US it'll expanded clarify its existing rules on misleading content in and political ads in terms of audience targeting Google now only allow a few broad categories like age gender zip code level location when it comes to misleading ads. It will more explicitly prohibit ads that make what it calls demonstrably false claims Particularly things like deep fakes or adds that quote undermine participation nation for trust in our electoral democratic process and quote things like making misleading arguments about the US census. Remember this applies not just a google search engine but also to youtube and and comes weeks after twitter banned political ads altogether facebook. Meanwhile told us on Monday. That is still considering changes to its AD policy and that nothing including targeting is is off the table and finally President Trump yesterday was in Austin Texas where he and Apple CEO. Tim Cook toward a factory. That makes apple computers when it came time to speak to the press. He he said this. Seeing the beginning of power according glare anybody follows right hand. We talk about apple that I WANNA see Apple building plants in United States. That's what's happening. Trump later tweeted out something similar that he opened a major apple manufacturing plant in Texas. That will bring high paying jobs back to America America. End Quote all well and good except for the part where it's all wrong i. The plant didn't open yesterday. It opens six years ago. Two thousand thirteen second apple apple doesn't own the plant it's owned by a company called FLEX which happens to make products for apple. Third Apple hasn't opened or announced plans to open any new. US Manufacturing facility since trump took office. And we're done big. Thanks for listening to my producers. Tim Chauffeurs and Jesse Lee have a great national gingerbread cookie day. And we'll be back on Monday with another pro rata podcast..
"amazons" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"We are getting a slew of headlines out of Amazon for that. We're going to go to Don don a few weeks back. Amazon's president and CEO Jeff bezos walked into the National Press Club to a room full of reporters and dramatically pulled down a curtain and revealing the words the climate pledge Paris ten years early. He's pledging Amazon will be one of the first companies about the first company to to meet the Paris climate accords and climate pledges ten years early by the year twenty forty outlining a numbers are actually social editor sent me a tweet and and it was Jeff bezos picture of him and a quote about one hundred thousand electric vehicles and I was like what is going on lose metaxas covers Amazon for wired also interesting listing here the idea that they have said that they will order one hundred thousand new electric delivery vans are transportation reporters. Were like that is so many electric view calls like we've never heard anything like that before like Louisiana what's going on and I was like I have no idea what's going on for the last few months. Lewis has been talking into Amazon employees. Engineers product designers people who've been pressuring bezos to shift how he approaches climate change so she watched this press conference. She says it felt like he'd heard them. We've been in the middle of the heard on this issue and we want to move to the forefront forefront. We want to be leaders. We want said look if a company of Amazon's Complexity Ski L. Scope Physical Infrastructure delivering ten billion times can do this so can you. The initial reports looked really good right like the breaking news was like Amazon's doing all this amazing stuff and it took a couple of hours for reporters like need to scramble and say like wait. This isn't what the employees demanded. There are still a lot of questions here. It's not clear whether Amazon will really be able to meet these goals or not so the day after Jeff Bezos made this big announcement about how Amazon is going green and reaching all these climate initiatives what happened almost two thousand of his employees. Louise around the world actually walked out because they said that these initiatives weren't enough and they still want Amazon to do more to combat climate change today on the show the fiercest critics of Amazon's new climate policy maybe inside the company itself and it turns out the their work is far from over. I'm Mary Harris. You're listening to what next stick with us. Hey listen. We've got a big favourite. Ask One for advertisers is conducting a survey. We would be grateful for for your help with answering a few of their questions. It'll take less than ten minutes of your time and your participation helps. The show go to sleep study dot com to complete the short survey now now thanks. I feel like a lot of people think about Amazon as the people who sell oh you books and maybe paper towels. I wonder if we can talk a little bit about the breadth of Amazon's business how much they do to just understand and how big a player they are in the world climate change yeah. I think a good figure to start with to understand Amazon's. Just massive reach is that you know there. Are something like fifty fifty or sixty thousand employees at facebook which seems like a really big company right there six hundred thousand Amazon employees around the world so it's ten times the size and it's not just this retail website which is what. I think a lot of consumers know about. It's they have. Aws which was Amazon web services which is their cloud computing arm and I don't don't think people realize that almost every website you visit is powered by aws net flicks is powered by aws airbnb like really familiar household names exactly and there was a couple of Internet outages a couple years ago and that was when people realized Oh so much of this infrastructure is interconnected and it's connected through aws often you know Amazon has so many other things that you don't think about like they have a doorbell company that sells surveillance doorbell camera that they bought for eight hundred a million dollars. They have their own fleets of delivery vehicles. They have all sorts of their own products that they make you might not realize when you buy something on Amazon. You're actually buying it from Amazon. It's is just under a household brand name on there just so many different things that they do and that's part of the reason that their carbon footprint Izzo large so given that we know they're are doing so much. How much do we know about their carbon footprint. So unlike seven thousand major corporations around the World Amazon doesn't report their carbon footprint to the C. P. which is the carbon disclosure project this is a UK? Hey nonprofit right exactly. So coca-cola Bank of America these big corporations not only league report their carbon footprint according to a standard methodology but they also report things like how they think that climate change will affect their business all sorts of questions that they voluntarily answer that that Amazon is just said. You know what we're not going to participate in that but then we learned that they were starting to disclose some information. What did they tell us so they ah revealed for the first time that according to their own methodology their carbon footprint is forty four point four metric tons which basically according to one expert puts them in the one hundred fifty to two hundred top leaders in the world so they're kind of in the same ranks as the big oil and gas companies much larger than the other tech that companies that we kind of group them with often like the apple or Google or the facebooks.