35 Burst results for "Angels"
The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam
"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives
How The Spice Suites Angel Gregorio Expanded Her Spice Shop Into A Lifestyle Brand
"Of the things i definitely want to touch on in our update is all the ways that the spice meet has expanded since we last hope i mean. Let's talk about food. Is fashion journey. Like it's starting out as something you said and it's actually become a lifestyle brand amazing. It's so mind blowing to me. Indicate like when we spoke with crazy to think that that was twenty eighteen. Like the space that i was in the store. I was just so excited like i was so excited. I felt like i had grown this business in that i was of course they will have to work to do but i was just i had done and if someone told me that i had to close the doors. To the spice. We'd at that moment academic podcast interview. I would have felt like. I did something good in mail looking at what i've done in three years since we spoke so just enamored by lists success of this space in not because i'm patting myself on the bash. But because i know that like the success of the seis week is primarily on the backs of people who look like me. And i didn't grow this business by signing a deal with the big box store. I didn't grow this business. Statement investment from unisom capital venture venture business with black women by my side with the support of customers black mainly black people all the country world at this point. I'm in so just feels really good in food is fashion has really become a being able to really live that out now right right now to have it printed on everything from cooking utensils in place so cast skill is and you know t shirts is
Gaylon White Author of The Best Little Baseball Town in the World
"Our guest is gaylon white author of the best little baseball town in the world and historical account of a minor league baseball team. The crowley millers in the nineteen fifties gaylon was a sports writer for the denver post arizona republic and oklahoma journal before working in the corporate world. He is the author of various books highlighting careers in baseball minor leagues including the bilko athletic club. The story of the nineteen fifty-six los angeles angels singles and smiles. How artie wilson broke. Baseball's color barrier. He also co-authored handsome ransom jackson accidental big leaguer of local interest to us the crowley millers were the talk of minor league baseball in the nineteen fifties with crowds totaling nearly ten times crawley's population and earning crowley the nickname of the best little baseball town in the world and gaylon white. I've done some research on you. I'm really excited about not only talking about your book but learning more about your love for the sport of baseball. And what led you to write these books and in particular the best little baseball town in the world. So thank you for joining us here rumor. Yeah we're taping along with my daughter. Kelly he's gonna be helping us. She's in for the summer. And i had the opportunity to read your book and it's well written and through it. All it's peppered with statistics about minor league major league the evangeline league which was really interesting to me. Because i didn't realize our background here. How important minor league baseball was in this part of the world. One of the reasons for writing the book was to keep alive. The legacy of the crowley millers the ballpark that they played in that still here. In fact it's looking better than ever and The storied past of the evangeline which was established in one thousand nine hundred eighty four and lasted until nineteen fifty seven. There was a little time out for world war two right but just a colorful league. In fact it was known as the best literally in baseball and of course that was before there was literally it was classed d and it produced a number of major leaguers a hall of famer named how new hauser who won over two hundred games in the majors and virgil firetrucks coach nicknames. In those days he was a teammate. Of how new housing virgil trucks. One hundred and seventy seven games in the majors and then you go on edlow pat. Who was a yankee great yankee pitcher in the fifties. He came out of the evangeline. So produced a number of major league players prior to the war after the war it didn't produce as many. It was then a class sealy but in the last two years the teams became affiliated with major league teams and so several major league players came out of the league. And i write about one of the book george
Kaepernick, Other Libs Have the Money but Choose Not to Help
"Joe Biden, Kamila John Kerry Al Sharpton. Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, Brian Stelter, the Coffee Boy, CNN You all you have all the media entities that all the public profiles to do it. Start the Let's make it right Foundation today and just donate all of your property for redistribution to your classes of aggrieved victims. Just what's stopping you? Just do it Doggy style. Nike can do it to their woke. They hired Colin Kaepernick, the guy who had the socks with the cops. His pigs. Remember him? Yeah. Real American hero to the left. What a joke. Have him donate. Colin. What is Colin mate? He's got to be a multimillionaire, right? I'm just this year because someone looked at up to steal. What is Colin capper to me? He's got to be worth 10 10 20,000,020 million minutes. Just give it back. Give it back. Just give it back. Nobody's stopping you. Seattle Waterfront. Give the whole park away. Just give it away to your thing. Give it away. Give the water from book Spn. Just take forget about tax dollars. Why do you need that? Liberals? Give up your property, Donate them to any aggrieved victim class you want and you don't need SPL owns. What's the problem? Joe Biden corrected tomorrow. Didn't you have your son get 3.5 million from a corrupt Russian Moscow mayor's wife. He didn't take that 3.5 million from the corrupt Russian that you got the money from. Ask your son Hunter to take his book royalties, Industry and a half Millie put it in the Let's make it right Foundation to give it back just to it lead by example. Doing? What? Once you were 20 minutes. 20 Millie. He's worth 20 million. I just found this out. Appreciate Jim. You don't hear about here, but he's a gym like an angel from above. 20 million. You know how many? You know how quickly Colin could correct systemic racism in the United States and agree victims take the 20 million, put it in the Let's make it right
Being Courageous in Your Meditative Practice With Stacy McClendon
"I think what i was hearing. You say yes it. It makes sense to get into meditation to take care of yourself. Be little less. Stressed develop the better angels of your own nature but as you go down this path the point is not just to be in your own. Little bliss bubble. The point is to be a more constructive actor in the world writ large. Yeah and that's sanga and we don't choose sanga. There's nothing that's excluded. I like to think of the sort of been terms of suburbs right. So some of your song guys going to be your first ring saga there. You're studying together. You're practicing together. And then there are folks who are further out. Maybe you have less engagement with but still we belong to one another and remembering that takes much more commitment and effort because we forget and then they become other. We begin ushering them. Well it's those people who live in those suburbs or that look a particular way and so a lot of what i am working to do. And i'm by to cultivating a courage cultivating courage to stay in our practice and allow us to be transformed right so again dropping out of the head and into the body and it's leaning into this faith this trust that what we're cultivating and our practice will yield a useful impact on others will be the fruit of what is needed in the moment for personal transformation for social transformation. Perhaps there's many virgos out there like me. You create a plan devised. The plan identified the key stakeholders you implement the plan and then you move on and so for me in that sense. Practice is a challenge. All of the time. It's been open
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. 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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 and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
Meet the HIBT Fellows: Dinesh Tadepalli and Jennifer Zeitler
"Young son and daughter to get an ice cream. I had an ice cream than the last six when obviously and throat. And i saw so many of the plastic spoons and unlike in the in the in the ben and i was like. I'm a person who was an air of the plastic pollution and what issues. It causes us. And still i did not act on what i know that it's harming the environment and it's going to have my kids and my future so that's that seat of thought. I need to make something that makes people think twice before they take the next plastic spoon or spoke the ham. So this idea kind of came to you in a eureka moment or did it come to you over time. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur to prank obviously had to secure myself from my finances any comfortable masters here and then a job so the general immigrant journey then as an angel investor in mr and a couple of stops by one of them feel and that gave me a realization. If i'm going to raise some money on it let me this myself. And let me do the entrepreneurship because i already had h and learn it. Even even if it's going to lose some money left me experience and learn it around the same time this even happened. I ended ice cream shop and had this realization and advantage depression. I was like. Why did i use so many classic in my life. I knowing that. I'm going to drop you memories Plastic pollution and like latest uses that even babies pleasant does have micro-plastics in them. So all this knowing all of this. I was still using. That led me to this company. So tell me what were you doing at
Los Angeles Angels' Trout on Injured List With ‘Freak’ Calf Strain
"So this is awful. News for baseball might. Trout has a great to calf strain. He's right cab and he's expected to be out about six to eight weeks. Here's mike trout speaking to reporters yesterday about what he was thinking. At the moment he got hurt. I knew it was bad when it happened. When i never felt anything like this before i felt a pop just hoping for the best but once i started walking i just felt like a bait cramp and then i after the adrenaline rush started. You know to wear office starter. Pretty bad not just a little bump in the road on. I'm really crush about this author to be out there with the guys in this.
Mike Trout To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Calf Strain
"Mike Trout is not gonna be without 68 is gonna be out 68 weeks. The Angels already working behind the eight ball because they're in fourth place in the ale, Wes. The Angels been announced earlier today that Mike Trout has been placed on the 10 Day D L but he's going to miss 6 to 8 weeks. Kind of the estimation. It'll return to play because of the calf strain. All right, let's go to
Ohtani's 2-out, 2-Run HR in 9th Sends Angels Over Red Sox 6-5
"Down to their final out the angels were bailed out by who else but Shohei Ohtani who hit a go ahead two run Homer in the top of the ninth to seal a six five win over the red Sox Ohtani is twelfth Homer of the season off of red Sox closer Matt Barnes came after Mike trout reached on a two out bloop single to right the angel scored four in the second but the Sox went ahead five to four after Rafael Devers three run shot capped their four run fifth LA avoided a three game sweep and the fifth straight loss meanwhile league leading Boston had its three game win streak snapped given Coolbaugh Boston
Albert Pujols signing with Los Angeles Dodgers
"Albert Pujols is staying in southern California a person with knowledge of the deal says a Los Angeles Dodgers are signing the veteran first baseman to a major league deal the LA times first reported the agreement the forty one year old pulls left the angels earlier this month after nearly ten seasons with the Dodgers Orange County rivals the oldest player in the majors is batting one ninety eight this season with five home runs and twelve RBIs pools was in the final year of a ten year two hundred forty million dollar contract with the angels who didn't win a playoff game during his tenure I'm Dave Ferrie
Birth Care for Every Body
"The reality. According to the cdc about seven hundred women die each year in the united states from complications related to their pregnancy. And the thing is is that you know this country says it is the most modern advanced industrialized and so it's seven hundred women. Every year is too many and black and indigenous. People are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy related issues than their white counterparts. The relationship with the medical field and doctors and whether or not we as people of color can have a say over how we are treated probably is one of the factors here earlier this month representative corey. Bush testified before the house oversight committee about her own experiences during childbirth. Let's take a listen around five months. I went to see my doctor for a routine prenatal visit. As i was sitting in the doctor's office. I noticed a picture on the wall. They said if you feel like something is wrong. Something is wrong. Tell your doctor. I felt like something was wrong. So so that's what i did. I told my doctor. I told her that. I was having severe pains. And she said oh. No you're fine. you're fine. Go home. And i'll see you next time. So that's what i did. I went home one week later. I went into preterm labor. Twenty three weeks. My son was born one pound three ounces. his ears were still in his head. His eyes were still fused shut. His fingers were smaller than rice. And his skin was translucent. A black baby translucence. Can you could see his lungs. He could fit within the palm of my hand. We were told he had zero percent chance of life. The chief of neonatal surgery happened to be in the hospital that morning and saw my case on the surgical board and she decided to try to resuscitate him. It worked for the first month of his life as i was on a ventilator fighting to live for four months he was in the neo. Natal care unit. The doctor who deliver my son apologized. She said you were right. And i didn't listen to you. Give me another chance to us later. I was pregnant again. So i went back to her sixteen weeks. I went for an ultrasound at the clinic and saw different doctor. Who was working that day. I found out again. I was in preterm labor. The doctor told me that the baby was going to abort i said. No you have to do something. But he was adamant he said. Just go home. let it aboard. You can get pregnant again. Because that's what you people do. Mr kelly was with me. We didn't know what to do after the doctor left. So we saw a chair sitting sitting in the hallway. My sister picked up the chair. She threw it down the hallway. Nurses came running from everywhere to see what was wrong. A nurse called my doctor and she put me on a stretcher. The next morning by doctor came in and places arklow on my uterus and i was able to carry my baby my daughter my angel who is now twenty years old. My son who was saved is now twenty one years old. This is what desperation looks like that chair flying down the hallway. This is what being your own advocate. Looks
The Angel's Landing Cult
"I think it's pretty safe to say when most of us think of angels whether or not you actually believe in them we see them symbols of peace and protection. I personally have never heard of anyone. Trying to use them to justify vile criminal and objectively morally repugnant actions. These i hadn't heard of that before. I'd heard about scumbag. Daniel perez cult leader tend to twist religious symbols and scripture to fit their own horrific narratives to serve their own selfish dark motives and daniel perez leader of a very small cult. Known as the angels landing cult was no exception. He twisted things. Further than most. perez is living proof that if he kissed the right people their lowest and most vulnerable points. You can get them to believe damn near anything. Peres comes across as maybe the laziest cult leader. We've covered so far. The least spiritually invested seems spent least amount of time studying religious teachings and for his laziness he was rewarded with over. Ten years of easy living clearly didn't put a lot of thought into his cult leader. Theology and i guess he didn't have to get what he wanted. He didn't write any book. No david berg. Child god type newsletters. He didn't spin out of an existing church. Poach former members like david koresh. He didn't come up with any crazy but at least somewhat thought out prophecies like y'all way been y'all way no complex theology or ideology no follower hierarchy didn't predict the world was gonna end soon like so many co-leaders or that he was god or jesus reincarnated or god's chosen prophet or any of that. Do to set some real real crazy shit centering around him. Knowing more than the rest of us and having heavenly powers the rest of us don't have people with minds far to open unprovable beliefs. A few people with far too much faith in celestial possibilities. They bought whatever he was selling and that was enough to allow him to live the terrible life he wanted to live some of those chosen few sadly brought their families into his cruel insanity and in several of them gave up their lives so he and the other followers can live off the money. He made through their deaths via his crazy life insurance scam. That actually worked far far too many times. Dana pres- is still living reminder. How dangerous it can be to dedicate your life to some whack. A doodle who claims they can do things or know things that they just can't proof
Slumping Slugger Albert Pujols Cut by Angels, Still Wants to Play
"The angels are dropping a hall of fame candidate Albert Pujols has been designated for assignment abruptly ending the forty one year old superstar sluggers decade with his second major league team pulls his fifth major league history with six hundred sixty seven career home runs and thirty four three thousand two hundred fifty three hits the oldest active player in the majors is batting just one ninety eight this season with five home runs and twelve RBIs he won three league MVP awards earned two World Series rings received nine all star selections one NL batting title and hit four hundred forty five homers with St Louis I'm Dave Ferrie
Why Did You Kill Me?
"On this week. The documentary why did you kill me. I'm joined by the film's director and producer. Frederick monk now a note to listeners. This episode does contain spoilers for. Why did you kill me. So make sure to watch the film and then listen on. After her daughter's murder a mother uses the social networking site. My space to find the people she believes are responsible. She creates a fake profile. That leads to unexpected intimacy with the suspects a key break in the case and a dark revenge plot the documentary. Why did you kill me. Offers a gripping look at the effects of loss and the relationship between revenge forgiveness and the criminal justice system daughter crystal in my turn. Justin get right up here. i look over. I see the good thing they said. Crystals been shot last thing got say. You're trump mr. Did i was gonna get them. They're going to pay off the streets talk like you just hear stuff. He had told me of people involved had my space aunt blunder. Came up with the idea of making crystal on my space. And i said can get information for you. We decided to name her angel. They just started responding ping ping ping. I was looking for a weekly violent gang gang members of the price if they snitch targeted us or family. That was it james pudding messages. I was just making it likely making them trust me before i started being like. Hey what kind of car do you drive. I'd try to pass their houses and go take pictures of the vehicles. And i think we found him. Linda was just kind of a site though. This is gonna screw stuff up now. You start threatening and do things that you can't even think of for those things. We get nightmares.
Caitlyn Jenner Releases First Campaign Ad for Governor of California
"Finally have something from caitlyn jenner. It was apparently introduced on abc news. This morning it's a near three minute video ed for her run for governor. Here is the audio. I've always been a trimmer. California was once the envy of the world. We had what everyone else wanted. The american dream grew up here and their policies have destroyed that dream. It's been locked away closed. Shudder left in the dark burned down. The government is now involved in every part of our lives. They've taken our money. Our jobs and our freedom california needs a disruptor a compassionate disruptor came here with a dream forty eight years ago to be the greatest athlete in the world. now i enter a different kind of race arguably my most important one yet to save california. I wanna carry the torch for the parents who had to balance work and their child's education for business owners who were forced to shut down for pastors who were not able to be with their congregation for the family who lost their home. In a fire burn entire generation of students who lost a year of education. This past year has redefined our career politicians as elitists and the people of california as the warriors the kings and the angels. We never take kindly to glass ceilings here instead shatter the trailblazer the innovative california's facing big hurdles. Now we need leaders. Were unafraid to lead to new heights. Wipe unafraid to challenge and to change the status
Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?
"Angela i have a question for you about moral hazard sort of and poop angels. Do you know to poop angeles. I think i know what moral hazard is poop. Angels is a little tougher. So i learned the phrase in a post on next door. Which is this sort of neighborhoody version of facebook. I know next door so one. New york city resident was proposing that others join him in going around their neighborhood and pick up dog poop. That belongs to other people's dogs from those inconsiderate owners who leave it on the street. Even though it's theoretically illegal to leave dog poop on the street many people do it so this guy is saying look. It wasn't our dogs wasn't my dog but we'd all be better off if you will join me and being a poop angel. Walk around picking up the poop. So i wanna know what you think of the overall value of this idea. Would you consider it. An active civic mindedness as disgusting as it may seem with the net gain or do you think it is a sort of case of moral hazard where you not only let the offenders off the hook but you encourage them and potentially others to infect offend more because now they know these poop angels will be taking care of things in no this walk their dogs and not even take a plastic bag with them when they leave the house. Maybe they'll go by dogs for the express purpose of boosting. Because you know that the angels are gonna take care. Well stephen you may or may not know this but now that you define the term. I would say that my husband. Jason is in fact poop. Angel true no true story. Oh worlds colliding in the most disgusting way ever. What you guys don't have a dog. We've never had a
Why Do Children Give the Cold Shoulder To Someone They Love?
"The time. I will let it go and how resentful indignant frustrated and annoyed are you. It depends. I don't like getting to the place where. I feel resentful so i try to do that. Enter talking and decide. Okay if i'm not gonna let this bother me. That i really have to let it go but i will say yes. There are times where. I will let it go. And i might be just a little. Ooh yeah like he's feeling for sure. Yeah it takes me just a little bit being like that and then we'll get through it and then it's fine and then there are times where i have that talk and i'm like nope. This is not okay with me. And i i wanted to talk about it and say something and have a conversation. Does it do any good. It does like we had a recent disagreement. Please tell so. I did not know that daisy and eric had had a conversation about getting daisy on tiktok to see an older cousin that we have in the family who has an account and she was excited about it and i did not hear about this and cut too i just heard that daisy was signing up for tiktok. How did you hear. She was coming over to eric and saying okay. Now what do i do. And he was telling her. Don't forget your password. Write it down somewhere and i ask. Oh but she doing joining terrorist groups ugly saying getting on tiktok. There was no discussion in my mind. I just reacted in that moment. And i said oh no. I don't want her on tiktok. That was a big thing for me. In hindsight i probably should have waited to. Maybe reacted one of the reasons that you react. That way is you are at a state of semi alert to alarm at all times and your waiting for the intel to drop. Yeah so you heard the words get on and tiktok and it had not been passed by you and that fell on top of a pile of frustration about this child man's judgment and the ambivalence you have about. What a warm loving fun guy so close to his daughters his daughters who are coming of age and we'll have crushes on boys and they are getting so deeply cherished by their sweet dad and at the same time you know so much about what goes on in the world of social media and girl self esteem and identity and sexuality that you have your good angel and the devil gas each on your shoulders arguing at all times. The corpus callosum the connects the right and left hemisphere of women's brains is thicker than in men and it means that women naturally us both sides of their brains to make decisions and for men. It's sometimes a little bit more easier and direct. Is it a cousin or a friend who was on tiktok. it's my cousin's daughter cousins to hire so exciting celebrity family member on tick doing adorable vance and she has her own channel. So cool and now spoilsport. Here is hyper vigilant. That's what we call it. Then psychology jumping in to say you did what so what happened in that moment. The main reason. I got irritated as we were with our pod and there are a couple guys there too and it was very emasculating issues. Like no. she's not watching. Tiktok that okay. And i'm like and furs liberal. As i am parenting. I do default to whatever she says. I mean. i'm definitely the beta as far as you hear me fall to whatever. She says. you can't read her mind right. And so that's your intention and that's your kind of moral position but in a case like this and this is a beautiful example here you were joining with your daughter. In a celebration of cousins expansiveness on the magnificent new platform tiktok swirling the pandemic world with joy. And then this bitch comes in humiliates you in front of your friends or male and female pie and you think okay. I'll just swallow this and eat some more sugar with the girls and it will be totally our country. Exactly the ugly. What happened so get resolved. So the next morning i went to bed it was bothering me and i did feel bad for the way that i handled it so no conversation between the afterward no thanksgiving night. We're both. oh yeah. Yeah so the next morning. I said something i said i you know i'd really like to get this off my chest. What time what plays what. Words was probably around nine. Am and i think. I use the words. I'd really like to get this off my chest and were the two of you alone. Girls there were alone and he was not in the most open mood. But i felt like i really wanted to talk about it in the kitchen. Seated standing i was seated. He was standing. How'd you had breakfast her. Yeah so i started with. I really wanna get this off my chest and correct me if i'm wrong. I said you know. I want to have a conversation about tiktok ortho. I want to back up just a little bit. Because we're going to parse words sir. I really want to get this off my chest. Strikes
"angels" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"Sedgwick County. District Court in Wichita Kansas. You must determine whether the fan. Or not. Daniel Perez Aka Lou Castro went on trial. He was charged with first degree murder of TRICIA. oops with sexual crimes including child exploitation and fraud. Eventually, twenty, eight council. There were no charges in any of the other mysterious deaths. Emily and Sarah would both testify though at the time, not wanting to make public their identities and they would face down the accused who controlled them both for so many years I can't imagine how answer you must have been walking into that courtroom. It's great because you're the case really depends on you. All. I could think about how are they going to believe me? This is such a crazy story. What if they don't believe me? The state. Mr. Bennett and I will ask you. To hold him responsible. And find him guilty. District. Attorney, Mark, Bennett and Assistant Da. Kim Parker prosecuted the sprawling case where you worried about even explaining this thing to a jury about what it was all about the. Facts from across several states. Facts that involved a multitude of victims and witnesses. This was like an I max movie and you went with that epic version of the Daniel Parent Story. Why did you do that? You can't understand it otherwise, if you can't tell the whole story, the jury would be lost. The prosecution had won a key ruling before trial when judge Joseph ESCA allow evidence from beyond Kansas to be entered. So criminal accusations that Goodwin Snyder and Sullivan had uncovered from Texas through the Midwest would be heard by the jury An individual, the name Patricia, Hughes had died on the big one, the murder charge. The DA's alleged that even know Trish Hughes might have been a willing participant in her own death. It was nonetheless, Perot's who held her head underwater. And Primary Distinction between homicide and suicide is that suicide is that your own hand it? Literally in this case homicide, the hand of another, his hand was necessary to complete this act. There was circumstantial evidence presented to prove the charge and the star testimony of only one witness, emily eleven years old at the time Tristesse death was this the weakest part of the case the when you really had to work the most on. This was the only count that had the testimony of one individual. So yes, it was the. The most difficult to prove that kept. Thank you need. Nobody is going to really think that it's as bad as it was. No. One's going to think that he should serve life in prison. Beyond Emily's account, the prosecution put on an expert witness to testify to the small bruises seen on the top of Tristesse head consistent with finger pressure. He said. Likewise, the broken hair clip found on the pool bottom. Got There. Not because Trish stumbled, but because someone pressed on the top of her head as she was held underwater. Moving on the next big charge, the exploitation of child carried a life sentence. This was the incident in which Sarah accused Peres of forcing her to videotape a young girl as she got undressed. How did it feel to see him in court? Right? There is terrifying. Highs felt like to jump across the table and get me. Even then The DA's alleged. Peres had ordered Sarah to take videos of the child. At least twice, we found this video on the computers in Tennessee. Among the other sex crime charges, Sarah, and emily, and one other witness testified about the same sexual assault that took place one evening. All three independently described this event happened. So right off the bat that was important, it was surreal and terrified to sit before twelve people. That I didn't now. And tell them all of these terrible things in terribly graphic detail that had happened when I was ten. And there were more witnesses. Another four young women from three states alleged victims, unaware of one. Another agreeing that Lou Castro claimed malevolent angels were controlling him as he assaulted them sexually. So the ammo of yes. Attacking his victims similar didn't know each other course thousands of miles apart in their stories essentially. The same. But. It was the fraud charges that revealed the big picture what Daniel? Perez and angels landing were ultimately all about. You didn't have to go very far down the paper trail before you realize that Peres signed nothing. Car Loans, the mortgage applications all filled out by his followers. The prosecutor said, he manipulated the family members into using their own names to buy all that real estate and the lavish toys, and it got worse. It turned out that Trish, Mona and Lindsey who died in the plane crash Bryan. Hughes the mechanic who was killed under collapse vehicle and Emily and Sarah's. Sarah's mother who died in a car crash. All at two things in common Daniel Perez had predicted each of their deaths and each had juicy life insurance policies. Payouts totalling four point, two, million dollars were made to commune members. Peres. Controlled and it seemed whenever the conference were running low someone would die and there would be a big insurance payoff. Was it that? boldfaced pattern mark. Absolutely. Yeah. I mean the get down into the. Less than ten thousand dollars in the accounts, sometimes less than five thousand. That's around the time somebody who's going to die. With that explanation, the DA summed up their case against fifty, five year, old Daniel is it's a story of domination control and manipulation of the most vulnerable. it spans fifteen years. Multiple victims multiple deaths. Multiple, life. Insurance. Policies in he moves through several states so that he can satisfy his own sexual appetite. Daniel Perez was about to take the stand and tell the court that it had all been big misunderstand. Next, you'll hear him speak directly to us. Coming up. Mr President recent weeks I have heard you described as cult leader child rapist who are you?.
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"It was the same reason. She never told her dad about the abuse, his always threatening to kill my dad, and that was his big Goto thing with you. I'm and Daddy's girl and he knew that. She says the acute fear Castro instilled in her was even worse when he'd been drinking. One evening, he was brandishing an assault rifle. Shot a gun at my head. At you. Yes, because he was angry with me. He enjoyed the pain. He enjoyed making people miserable and making people terrified. She. Enjoyed it. Great was Castro's power that leaving didn't seem to be an option for the young girl. He didn't have any money in plan B. or anything, but you did have your way. Back, home I think that that's a pretty common thing for people on these types of situations that. Everybody says, will you could've left then left then but? that. Didn't seem like a possibility. The thought of leaving was scarier than the thought of staying. The scary part is what if he's right I? AM useless. What if he's right, nobody will love me what if he's right and he is here. It does have an avenging angel right to come get you and that scarier than state the that might have I did and I know I physically could now. But I never once thought about leaving. I thought about killing myself, but I didn't think about leaving Saudi ever get over that. He don't. I have. PTSD. surprised. Ron. Goodwin. Aghast at what he was hearing. Believe he'd been told of crimes that could see. Daniel. Perez Aka Castro, all ready in prison behind bars for a very long time. He's a sexual predator. He will stop at nothing including you know murder and rape. and. He didn't stop at anything to get what he wanted. After the investigators presented all their evidence to the DA. They waited until Castro had completed his two year federal prison sentence. Then they immediately rearrested him and he ended up being charged with twenty counts. First degree murder, child exploitation, as well as multiple counts of sexual crimes, and from Kansas versus Daniel. Perez was heading to the court. As witnesses filed into the courtroom. The investigators wondered if their star witness emily perhaps still. So vulnerable would hold up when she saw the man, she knew as Lou Castro sitting before. Much guts. How much courage of this young woman half? I can't imagine what it took for her to get to that point, and now she's GonNa, take him on. Yes. Coming up. Despite all the evidence at least one part of his case may not be a slam dunk. This was the only count. The had the testimony of one individual. So yes, it was the most difficult to prove. And later face to face with the man accused of being the evil of. Landing. When dateline continues..
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"At angels landing, the Family Commune was slowly mending after the devastating loss of Trish. Hughes. who had drowned in the swimming pool since colored over. Sisters Sarah and Emily saw tristesse husband, Bryan an auto mechanic, a broken man left to raise a daughter. Brian Loved Trish more than anything in the world. and He loved his daughter. Immensely. He was a really just good person. He missed his wife. Brian was sad as they cope with the loss themselves. Emily and Sarah had a flashback and piece together. Another incident when tragedy struck the family about two years before I wasn't there. I'm glad I wasn't there. Our just be more. I had lost. Not long before Tristesse death, the sisters fifteen year old cody Griffin from Texas who also once been on the fringes of the family Commun-. He'd been close to Trish in loom. Thanks to his mom Mona my mom trish were really great friends. They would do a Lotta together. Cody's mom Mona was something of a flower child. She was extremely loving. Very free. Spirited, everything was spontaneous. There was really no planning. She could say, Hey, let's get in the car and drive somewhere could have been a hippie in an earlier day. Maybe just someone who is extremely loving, very accepting. When cody was growing up in Corpus Christi in the mid nineties, his mom Mona was going through a difficult divorce and financial trouble. She, cody and cody's young sister. Lindsay. Moved in with their good friends and loop from the apartment complex ACURA member. Lou. Taking a baseball practice. My sister's will pick her up from school and stuff like that. He's Mona and trash talk turns cooking for what was the beginnings of the commune. So you're really an extended family. Yeah. Pretty much live with aunt and uncle. So. When Trish loose suddenly decided they wanted to pick up sticks and moved to South Dakota. Mona wanted to go to and to take cody and his sister Lindsay along as well. I'll never forget it. It was just like yesterday and I told her no. I'm not leaving and I had gotten extremely upset the very thought of being so far away from his dad was too much for cody. So what did she say s you are you're going to go with us. No, she let me make that decision. She would have not wanted me to do something I didn't want to do. So in late, nineteen, Ninety, eight, Mona, and cody younger. Sister Lindsay ended up leaving. Corpus Christi and settled near Rapid City South Dakota where one? Christmas. Cody paid them Ma visit. It was an extremely small home It was like in the mountains we even went to and cut our own Christmas tree off the grid kind of a cabin. Yeah. The cabin was a tight squeeze for sure. But the family commune was growing. It was here that Trish met and married Brian the auto mechanic and they had a daughter Mona cody's mom had also found a boyfriend rapid city realtor inexperienced private plane pilot. You're okay with that Oh. Yeah. Of course I wanted my mom to be happy. One Friday in February of two, thousand, one Mona and her boyfriend decided to take daughter Lindsay, unexciting birthday trip to. Nebraska. Exciting because Mona's boyfriend would fly them. They're him so. They took off from rapid city. But not long after something went terribly wrong. How did you find out about the plane? My Dad had called me inside. and. He just looked at me and I knew something wasn't right. And then he just told me like eight, your mom and sister I've been missing. You're dead must've been all ripped up. There's nothing you can say I mean. He didn't. There was no way that he could explain to his son that his sister mom call. As, cody prayed for a miracle Mona sister. Lisa also got a phone call from another sister and she's Crying hysterically. And she said that Mona. And Lindsey left on a plane and the plane had never reached its destination. And they didn't know where it was. Mona's boyfriend hadn't filed a flight plan, so the plane could be anywhere. Rugged territory correct up in the badlands. Area we assume or Nebraska we really had no clue. But in south. Dakota Lou, Castro Navy plane mechanic was on it when Lisa paid a short visit to try to help find her sister and niece. Lou was in constant touch with search and rescue a huge comfort. softspoken. Nice. finey. Friendly. He seemed very concerned. Very. Very distraught over Monin Lindsay's. Disappearance and very helpful. I mean. He was very gracious and. Whatever we want it. So it's thank goodness. We have Lou at the helm here. Know, he didn't work. So he seemed to have plenty of time. he seemed to know everybody they knew him. We were grateful that there was somebody that was at control and was keeping us in the loop. At a gathering of Lindsay's schoolfriends in support of the search, loose seemed especially popular with all the girls. They were mesmerized by him. See telling a story joke sir. Laughing, he knew them all. Quite well, we could tell, was there something a little creepy about it I don't want to. Plan an idea here that that didn't exist they all knew that they didn't know Lindsay small. I, just I just found that strange. Six weeks after the plane went missing Lisa and cody got the news they were dreading. The wreckage had been found. There were no survivors. So that's the end of a halt. This is not going to have. Miraculous ending. Cody traveled back to rapid city, and once again saw Liu who seemed to Straw, he starts crying and he tells me that my little sister was never supposed to be on the plane. He tells me that if my mom would have only been on the plane that he says, you know I would have taken your sister and we would have left. He would have become like the adoptive father then right. How would he know whether she's supposed to be or not I, don't know looking back. Do you wonder what he meant by? Every day. Every. Day and NTSB investigation into the catastrophe found no mechanical problems with the plane leaning toward a theory that bad weather had contributed to the crash. When do you miss your mom and sister the most times along the way when you've been growing up? Who you don't think you need to put any words to it. Really, can't. Lou and Trish, not blood relatives determined the burial place for Mona and Lindsey a surprise to Lisa who again raised an eyebrow when she saw her sister and nieces obituary in a South Dakota newspaper and it less myself, my two sisters and her brother Liu. We're like, where do we pick up brother leader as emily recalled the awful story of the plane crash she to remembered? Lou. Telling her what he told, Cody. Lindsey wasn't supposed to die whatever that meant in two thousand three after Tristesse death in the swimming Pool Emily and her sister Sarah weren't the only ones trying to make sense of it all. A. Local detective in Wichita was also taking an interest in the plane crash and the death of Trish youths and in whatever else might be going on angels landing something wasn't adding up. One thing was adding up the death toll of commune members. Another was just around the corner out the call that he had been crushed underneath the car that he was fixing..
"angels" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"angels" Discussed on Hidden Brain
"In recent weeks. We've all seen millions of people do things that are profoundly unselfish even if they weren't particularly concerned for their own health millions of people around the world have followed public health guidelines and maintain physical distance from from others For many people this has cost them their livelihoods I'm wondering do you think the in nineteen pandemic gives us a way to think of fresh about about incentives about the human capacity to do the right thing even when it's Difficult to do. Oh yes I think I think. Covert nineteen is is going to change the way we think about economics and the way we talk about it. I think For example individualism and self interest have definitely gotten a bad name over the past of the duration of the dynamic. And I think we're going to be rethinking. The value of values that is the value of ethical. Values has an important part of how you organize a society so we need to have governments that are trusted by their people we need. We need people who trust the scientific advice of governments and we need people willing to help each other so I think we're going to learn some good lessons which is simply relying on self interest in markets and in relations with government isn't going to be a good way to organize. The future. Kovic tells us that we have to rely on other things communities neighborhoods obligations. We have to each other which are not self interested. That's what we're seeing is fundamentally getting people through this now of course. The market is very important. For example the market very important in providing incentives which will be very essential to the distribution production and distribution of vaccine and of other treatments including masks and so on governments are essential. I'm not suggesting that the government the governments in the market are irrelevant. What I'm suggesting is that there should be a third dimension of thinking talking and policymaking and that's what I would call community or civil society the things which are not governmental. But they're not they're not markets either for example. Think about social distancing is that a market phenomenon dough. Well is it a government? Well the government requires it in some places but it could never enforce it so what. I hope we're going to learn from this is that you have to rely on people's values such as they are taking a realistic view of that. That's the first point. The second point is oh. Guess what people aren't entirely selfish. Economists have to learn that lesson to people are not entirely selfish. We actually care a lot about others and the third is a little bit frightening. Yes we care about others. And sometimes we care negatively so for example there have been reported increases in tax on people have as descent in the course of the pandemic and the rise of xenophobia in public statements and Song is just another reminder that one of the ways that we care about each other is that we care about their wellbeing. We'd love them and we're willing to sacrifice for them. We also sometimes despise them and are willing to treat them badly so then I think we have to face up to the fact that a lot of these values that we have our susceptibility to kindness and cooperation comes along in the same package with a susceptibility to zealotry and hatred of outsiders. That's a real challenge for us in terms of thinking about how we can essentially have the better part of that without having the worse. I'm thinking that the covert nineteen along with climate change could be the driver of a new change Change in both economics the content and what we teach our students and also how we talk about the economy and how we talk about our futures. And if I'm right it'll involve words like community solidarity and not just self interest in markets and obedience to governments..
"angels" Discussed on Hidden Brain
"One of the sad things about the Haifa. Daycare story is what happened when the daycare reverse the policy around the fine so obviously it backfired and then administrators reversed the policy and said okay. Take away the fines. What happened afterwards. Sir That's an amazing thing when they took away the fine. The lateness persisted in the schools in the daycare centers which had had define the control schools. The control senators didn't add effect. But now just to get this. I'd say it again because it's so unusual. When they imposed the fine on being late the parents came later and when they took away the fine they continued coming later bull. Why is that well? I think the story about framing is exactly what happened. It used to be an ethical question. You should come on time. They tried to sometimes. They didn't once. It became just a matter of step right up in purchase. A little lateness. If you want. That didn't change after they took the final way. It's still seem to them. They had already been told. Oh this is something I can buy an only now. I can buy it for free because for some reason they took away the price. I'm wondering whether you might have Friends in the Economics Department who might say the problem with Haifa was not that they introduced fines but the fines were not big enough that inside. The incentive was not strong enough if you'd actually made it instead of ten shackles. If you had made it two hundred you know everyone would have come on time. Because at that point no on things fifteen minutes is worth two hundred shekels I think that's right. I think that objection is perfectly sound that there is some level of monetary incentive which will lead people to conform to the rules. It just means that because you start out by crowding out the ethical motivation which was the reason why they were coming on time. Most of them in the first place. So you start basically in the whole by having destroyed what Adam. Smith called moral sentiments. Now the fact that you can make up for it by a large fine or severe penalties. Of course you can do that. It's not clear that we want to live in a society which has fines of an enormous amounts and so on or other kinds of penalties particularly when we can find ways of mobilizing people's desire to be a good citizen to be good to their neighbors to be considered of their teachers. And so on Sam. You've actually mentioned a a phrase a couple of times in the last questions and has to do with this idea of crowding out and crowding in and I spend moment talking about this idea. It's one of the more important ideas. You explore People do things for lots of reasons. Sometimes they're driven by money sometimes by pride sometimes by habit but when you make them focus on one or the other of these drivers it can crowd out the other drivers You you tell a wonderful story about your own kids. You wanted to incentivize them to do some household chores and you turn to mainstream economics for advice. Tell me the story of what happened. And and what you mean by this phrase crowding in crowding out. Well the stories about me and it's even worse than you say. My kids were very helpful around the house and they they did a lot. I was a single dad and they were great and as they became teenagers they began to want to buy clothes and a lot of things like that and I thought well a good way to accommodate this. Is that instead of just doing stuff around the house cleaning dishes and helping me in lots of ways. I I would issue a price list. And then they get paid for the stuff that they used to do for free and I thought it was a brilliant idea and we agreed on. The price list seemed reasonable posted on the fridge. And what happened nothing? They stopped work entirely. They didn't do a thing and they were. They're not selfish because as I say they'd been helping helping me a lot doing a lot of work but once it was for pay. It didn't seem to be the same thing now. It's true that when particular item. They wanted to buy well then they might do the lawn but they ended up doing much less than before and I had to bring the thing to a halt and sale. Let's go back to just doing stuff together now. I wonder if you're listening to thinking own. My God. Those poor kids having economist for a dad and I think you're probably are wrong having an economist for and I talked to the kids about it. They didn't really have a good explanation of what happened. But looking back on it now. I think what happened was this. They actually enjoyed doing stuff together around the house and they kinda thought they should help me out. They didn't WanNa see me doing all the stuff I myself. And so it was something that they both enjoyed intrinsically and felt some obligation to do but when I offered to pay them for it it it made them think differently about it and it made it a matter of choice so I think I made the mistake. That Adam Smith never made which is to treat the moral sentiments that is the ideas of value contributing to others and so on to treat them as if somehow separate from or just additive to the incentives that come from material interests in bunny. Sam's incentives demotivated his daughters. But it didn't have to be this way. You can design incentives to work with the Intrinsic Pride and satisfaction that people take in doing the right thing designed effectively. Sam says incentives can amplify or crowd in such motives in Ireland. Two thousand two for example. The government wanted to reduce the number of plastic bags. That people were using. They came up with an incentive but I mean an appeal to national pride it was preceded by big campaign about how these bags ugly in Ireland is beautiful and there was an advertising campaign. Don't trash the Emerald Isle and things like that and then this this thing was introduced a very small additional cost and within two weeks. The use of plastic bags for shopping was almost completely eliminated. Now think about it. That case was very much like the parents who went find came later instead of shaping up and coming earlier in Ireland when you had to pay for using plastic grocery bag they stopped using them and so we have something to learn from the case. Why is that different from the daycare case because the results were the opposite? Let's just think about it if you pick up your kid at the daycare late. You're one of the very few people whose late the only other people who see there. Being late are other parents picking up their kids late other than the teacher and your kids so okay no problem there. They didn't explain why they were doing the fine. That didn't provide any explanation for why they actually should try to discourage lateness in Ireland. It was quite the opposite. You're waiting in line and the person says. Do you want some plastic bags and you have to say yes or no? And there's three or four or five six other people they're standing there and they're looking on and presumably from what happened with disapproval. So it's a very public thing and you have to choose to do it arriving late at the daycare. You didn't even know that it was your choice because maybe really traffic and rather than just deciding to have an extra cup of coffee for the friend. But the other thing which I'm sure was important was in Ireland. They said look. This is a serious problem for us. We're trashing our country and let's stop doing let us stop doing it and So I'd like us to learn from the cases where we have crowding in crowding in meaning where the the monetary side of the incentive with the side of the package in forces increases the salient. Moral part you. You don't let me think about the people who make the rules we think of. Ceo's we think of presidents we think of parents you know when these people tried to shape the behavior of the people they control sometimes with the with the incentives that you described. Things can sometimes backfire. But I can just see this happening in the other direction. You know. Workers are suspicious. That managers are trying to exploit them. They might try to get every single thing written out in a contract about over time about six time about all kinds of restrictions about who can work when and in what capacity when citizens worried that politicians are corrupt become up with all kinds of mechanisms to constrain them term limits campaign finance limits and various other oversight mechanisms when you signal to a manager or an or an elected representative or even to a parent that you think they're untrustworthy or corrupt. I'm wondering how do you think that changes the behavior of the people who are in charge? Well I think that's exactly right. The the signals go in both directions and there and it's very destructive in the case of workers who don't trust the management and owners of accompany therefore insisting on a very detailed contract that's all cases self-defeating because there's no way that the contract can cover every possible eventuality and so that that that's this false. Hope that if we could just make the contracts complete cover everything then we wouldn't care about the other guy on the other side. He can be as much of a jerk as we want. Because if we don't get what we're supposed to get we just basically call the cops go to court now. That's a false hope but imagine that you're in a situation of manage a management in which you're finding that the people who are working under you are asking you put everything down on paper. Everything single thing. Will you know? It's not gonNa work but also know that they don't trust you and so obviously than you would. You would think an obvious reaction to that would be to adopt at least defensive and possibly also hostile reaction.
"angels" Discussed on Hidden Brain
"These acts of generosity and south sacrifice can be seen in many workplaces think of two teachers both teach fourth grade and both covered the syllabus as far as the principal and the parents are concerned. Both teachers have fulfilled that contracts one of the teachers Israeli inspiring. She leaves kids with the feeling they want to do. More that kind of enthusiasm and love cannot be written into a contract think about what's happening with covert nineteen. Millions of people are working from home often jobs where the quality of their work may be difficult to assess in the shorter. What prompts them to go above and beyond. There's so many jobs today. It's not that they're done remotely. It said you can't really tell if the person's doing a good job or not until much later. A lot of those jobs are for example in in scientific research and teaching on jobs with which. I'm familiar personally but a lot of them are also not well paid jobs. I mean think about being a waiter or waitress in a restaurant. How does the manager know if the person's doing a good job they're not cable they don't know the nuance of how the person spoke to the other one or think about caring for the elderly or caring for kids? Those are very difficult jobs. And they're very difficult to do well but most of all their virtually impossible for a supervisor to know. Is The job being well done in those jobs? We're going to have to rely on people wanting to do a good job. We're going to talk a lot. About how values norms and beliefs shape our professional and civic lives. But but I do want to lay down it. Caveat It's one thing to say that feelings and values and preferences madder. It's another thing to imagine that feelings values can explain everything So I am regularly motivated by self interest. There are two gas stations across the street from one another in my neighborhood and one is consistently more expensive than the other. Why I don't know when I first moved to the neighborhood Sam. I stopped by the more expensive station but once I noticed the price difference. I never went back so you can take the model of Homo. Economic is too far but presumably you can also take its mirror image too far as well right absolutely and the task that has to be done is to find ways of organizing our economy and our public policy not so that we rely solely on self interest and surely not so that we rely solely on our regard for others but that we can rely on both and we should design policies so that those two aspects of our human being are working together in a synergistic or complementary way that is what. Adam. Smith's was talking about his two great books where the wealth of nations as well known but also the theory of moral sentiments. But what economists took over from Smith was the affluence through competition part and they set aside the idea that there's a culture which is required in order for that system to work. He thought that we should combine the material interests with the moral sentiments and. He thought that there is a way of doing that. So I think yes the idea that you can replace the self interested system of competition on markets for profits and so on with an entirely different system based on essentially regard for others. I mean it's obviously false. I mean the whole world cannot be organized. As if we're just on a little camping trip.
"angels" Discussed on Past Gas
"Loud to come out of the Western kid here. The talent his biographers Mackenzie young literary journalists name Unter Thomson Thomson who lives drank enrolled with the hells angels. What about them? In a best seller it was the first to compare them to the outlaws and West. Critics have been unanimous. Praise of his book. The hells angels. Haven't been heard from yet tonight. Sunday makes author mccray. The brings together the writer. Hunter complimentary antagonize them. Oh that's the bike. L. Angel that work against the broadcast Skip Workman Rides in on his Harley and circles around the host and hunter a few times since the media was arguably treated more harshly hunters. Book than the Hells Angels. I think the producers of the show wanted to teach hunter a lesson and I don't think they told hunter what was about to happen which I think is evident in Hunter's body language. He looks extremely uncomfortable and caught off guard. Anyway let's continue really. Do you think well I'll tell you around hundred everybody in this room? That book is sixty percents. She trashed actually. There are none of us care what anybody thinks because we are us. I what I do in my home is nobody's business. I don't give a damn if they don't like me motorcycle it's too bad. Obviously Hunter caught off guard. Hurt hurt his skipper's feelings as well. This comments about the trash book and skips assertion that the club doesn't care about what people think of him and what he doesn't he doesn't care what people think he clearly cares enough to make the trip yeah. Canada and ride his bike onto the stage of a TV set. You know such a contradiction you know. And it's the moment that is I think where the interview becomes truly absurd is when skip says that the real reason he's mad at hunter is not because of what he wrote about in the book but that Hunter Never Paid Club in beer. Right all right. I WANNA know.
"angels" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"Morriss with the Colson Center for Christian worldview fewer Christian today believe that Satan is a person rather than he's an impersonal force but the Bible has another view that Satan angels and fallen angels are all creatures made by God that they are quite real and that they are involved in human history. What's the history of these spiritual beings? How important is it that we understand their role in God's plan for humanity what the church fathers and modern apologists like CS LEWIS? Have to say about them dancer. These questions and more John Stonestreet welcomes Dr Graham Cole author of against the Darkness. The doctrine of Angels Satan Demons and the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Here are John Stonestreet and Dr Graham Cole. Welcome.
"angels" Discussed on Pro Rata
"That's where we take just ten minutes to get smarter. The Clinton of tech business politics. I'M DENVER MAC on today's show Bernie versus biotech and everyone versus Robo calls the first angels in Hell so that was the title of a recent New York Times investigation into the culture of. Victoria's secret the multibillion dollar women's lingerie retailer that has begun to fall on hard times us in short it found that Ed Raziq the former Chief Marketing Officer of parent company L. Brands was the subject of numerous complaints by Victoria's secret models including leading trying to kiss them and having them sit on his lap Raziq who also publicly said that. The Victoria's secret fashion show would never have plus size or transgender models because the show is quote a fantasy was canned eventually last August but the Times reports that L. Brand CEO. Les Wexner had long been aware of the accusations and kept him around or as the Times wrote quote two powerful men presided over an entrenched culture of misogyny bullying and harassment. Why it matters is threefold first because obviously sleep? This is just the latest in what seems to be an endless stream of cultural rot with an American business. Second because wexner has also been in the news for his deep personal business ties to Jeffrey Epstein and third really. Because Victoria's secret even if it had none of that other stuff going on is an iconic brand in in trouble a mall based specialty retailer. That's being pecked at by ECOMMERCE upstarts with very different marketing sensibilities. In fact a private equity firm called Sycamore. Sycamore partners which recently bought staples has been in talks to acquire a majority stake in L. Brands. After which would likely shut lots of stores and install its own CEO the bottom line the angels may have been in Hell but the overall company seems to be in limbo it fifteen seconds. We'll go deeper with stopped. Maheshwari one of the reporters who worked on that New York Times investigation. But I this axios gives you the news and analysis. You need to get smarter faster. On the most important topics in our unique smart brevity format we cover topics from politics to science and media to tech subscribe to get smarter faster at sign up dot axios Dot Com and and now back to the program. PODCAST we're joined now by SAPNA Maheshwari business report at the New York Times. Let's start here you guys published and you're a CO whole byline on this huge angels in Hell story that published a couple of days ago. talked me a little bit about the background. Why did the Times start looking into this particular story? And how long Amoco. This investigation is one. That we've been working on some bumps and I would say that the sort of catalyst. The story came last summer when the the ties between. Victoria's secret's parent company's CEO The L. E. L. Y. Tex ner ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public. Obviously obviously this is a huge deal. LEX ner for those who might not follow the retail industry is really one of the legends and the business. He is a billionaire. Ohio Oh and he has employed a ton of people in the area and been behind brands like Abercrombie and Fitch Bodywork. Victoria's secret lane. Brian really a a lot of the mall. As we know it. And so because between Wexner Epstein were obviously a huge news and we started investing those and over over time that became very interested in the culture. At Victoria's secret more broadly in your reporting on Victoria secret and Wexner Razak. What was the most surprising thing you you learned? I think the most surprising thing was how long this is going on with. Every who oversaw. The Victoria's secret fashion show. Oh and for how many years the sort of culture was permitted and maybe even encouraged we were all really surprised. When one of the top up women executives I l brands finally came forward about Raziq and was essentially put on leave? I think Jimmy Stewart spoke to this in his column after our investigation ran but the in the METOO era it was certainly a surprise to see Ah a major public company respond this way to a woman reporting harassment. Let's fast forward a bit from a business perspective. What is ailing? Victoria's secret because as you say it is not an anchor but it is a stalwart in malls. I think it is the retailer. Most of us think of first when it comes to women's lingerie but they are having having troubles. What's the big picture for? Why the company is struggling? I see the big picture is got the advertising that they use the way that they represent women has started could be. It's been viewed as out of touch and the past few years and I think a lot about criticism has centered on the story of secret fashion show. which for years was was this here does that? It was a really cool thing. If you look back the spice girls have played it. Taylor swift has played. Every you know Mars it was really a cultural moment. But at that has shifted in the past few years and has come under a lot of criticism for portraying a release Pacific body type. People have asked. Why aren't they it? Showing curvier women this show and the advertising objectify women and so they found themselves out of touch after really being a cultural all troll sensation for a long time. How much of that criticism do you feel is organic? And how much of it do you feel has been stirred up. And that's not to make could illegitimate but it's been kind of perpetuated by for example. Someone like third love which is a upstart rival. which has been pretty vocal about this hard to say? I think mm fat. Victoria's secret one reason it's important companies. A report on is it is definitely the dominant laundry player in the specialty space it brings in billions guitars and Revenue Third World GTC company. It's not the only one that had been fighting against some of this imagery I say the biggest competitors editors probably airing out of American Eagle which is a lot smaller compared to the story secret but has really the end of this idea of non photo shopping of portraying a diverse set of bodies and while that is geared a little bit more Cuba teen consumer it has really resonated and their enormous actually by revenue in my courtesy. Victoria's secret and really only the last over. The last several months has started. It seems to change its marketing. A bit too as you say. The fashion show got dropped. But even in it's GonNa print and TV. Ads seems to be trying to convert more into that area. Third Love model correct a little bit novel. Lie in the fall they did announce some changes about their investor day but it looks like they were going back. Perhaps to a sort of London aesthetic and British sensibility that they cultivated many years ago and when they showed a slightly curvier woman on instagram. There is a lot of likes and found the analysts thought that this might be a turning point by. Yeah I would think canceling the fashion show is probably the biggest thing we see them in terms of changing the imagery you guys have reported The Wall Street Journal reported. We've reported the company is kind of sort of for sale. Sycamore partners this big private equity firm. That's kind of known for catching falling knives. And Retail has made an offer another private equity might be involved. What's your sense of where that process is right now? We're not sure where that is right now. I think that after our story. We've heard from Stephen Moore former executives and employees and current ones as well Dan. They're certainly a lot of share on left wexner and I think a lot of pressure contain how the company has been doing things you said you've been hearing from people. Are there more time embalm to come. I think that this is the company. Were still continuing to report on. And we're hearing more from other people on this taking what kind of broader look are Victoria's secrets troubles not it's cultural troubles. But it's top line business. Troubles is that from your perspective. Mostly specific to Victoria's secret or or is it simply part of a much broader issue when it comes to physical based and really mall based specialty retail. I definitely a mix. I think it can be provided. Ah Les Wexner and Ella Brands have lean very heavily into mall stores and the store as a point of marketing and rethink consumers. And we all know that's a really challenging that to make right now what Mall Deren and speaking consumers that way as a consumer have seen a lot more ads for adore knee on Thursday there's other competitors on instagram. I can't remember ever seeing. Victoria's secret ads there so I say that their retail industry challenges are definitely magnified by corporate issues facing them. Solve the Maheshwari of the New York Times. Thank you so much for joining us. My final two right. After this AXIOS chief technology correspondent free shares breaking news and analysis on the most consequential companies and players tech from the valley to DC subscribe to get smarter faster at sign up dot axios dot com. And now back to the podcast. Now it's time for my final two and Bernie Sanders unders. WHO still may Eke out a win in Iowa and is the consensus front runner in New Hampshire as we all know Bernie's top policy goal to fundamentally change? American health care Medicare care for all plan but as reported today in the pro rata newsletter. His ascendancy in the Democratic Party does not seem to be affecting venture capitalist. WHO BACK early stage drug companies bunnies? Why it matters is that biotech venture is often a zero sum game in which either the drug doesn't work and the whole investment is worthless or does work and the sky's the limit a president sanders would try to limit that upside but again healthcare? VC's are in a sea. No Sanders. Here no sanders mode when it comes to a challenge to the risk reward profile. ELP three reasons one. They don't believe he'll win to even if he does win. They don't believe you can get his healthcare policies through Congress three even if they are wrong about numbers numbers one and two. There's just not much. They feel they can do to hedge their bets. As one told me it would be like trying to hedge against hyper inflation of the dollar at some point. It's just chaos us and finally this morning. The Federal Communications Commission became the latest Federal Agency to move against Robo callers as part of a coordinated effort that already included the Justice Department apartment and Federal Trade Commission specifically all three are trying to get phone carriers to step up their efforts. Particularly to trace back the originators of illegally spoof foreign robocalls maybe like the one that recently pretended to be calling me for my kids school going forward. Expect more pressure and enforcement actions against carriers if they don't slow the billions of Robo calls that light up American phones each and every month. And we're done vic. Thanks for listening to my producers. Tim Show Naomi Shaven have a great great national shower with a friend day. So yeah do whatever you want to do that. And we'll be back tomorrow with another pro rata podcast..
"angels" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"It's a three. It meets expectations. That's enough to not be on a corrective action Shen plan. This is where I bb. It's between two s three because you know it kind of makes me the rest of the year kind of made me think. Wow why are you even here. But I can't necessarily surly point out that there's something you should stay away for. I guess I'll give it a week. Recommend I mean it's okay if it's purely mediocre it wasn't as much fun as it could have been. There was some. I'm fun parts and it wasn't like Oh my God stay away. It's not like it was skyscraper something or that Earthquake Movie Jacob. I feel you Marjorie because I struggled with us when we're am I because it is so generic and I didn't have the issues with what it did with the franchise because I'm not a hardcore angels fan. It like we talked about about this with Miami vice with that patron's show where you took this property. And he did something so different you change the style and you just made it so brooding like for me me. That felt really weird. Because that's not what I associate with Miami Vice. I think this capped enough of those core elements where as someone faintly familiar with the Charlie's angels franchise. Yeah Yeah I could see where they expanded it where they had all these Bosley. It's not GonNa Really Bug me. So that wasn't an issue. Look Those Barrymore. Charlie's angels those really are the Roger Moore of the Charlie's angels Joel's franchise like what Roger Moore was the bond series like just goofy and absurd and this one Daniel Craig. Maybe it's Pierce Brosnan. Where like I think I liked him as a bond but I only really liked Goldeneye out of the ones he did or even Timothy Dalton where I'm like oh I think back to those dark brooding ones and then I watched those films? I'm like they're not that great like like their stuff. I like here but it doesn't totally gel for me. There's just not enough of that sense of style with the choreography and the fight scenes or the chase scenes. The humor doesn't land a whole lot for me. Yeah it's a generic action film and you could do worse things with your time but ultimately yeah. I needed the Gel just a little bit more. Give me a little bit of character. Drama with some ARCS. There and tighten up the humor. Give give it a little bit more style. I improve the choreography and the action scenes and I totally get on board with this one. I feel like I get a little bit because it isn't that Berry more universe I because they tied it to that but I also give it a little bit more credit because I liked it those films but ultimately a week not recommend I get your both. I mean walking Out I knew which way this going. This is going to be a week not recommend but while I was watching it I was having that. It's fine kind of feeling thing at when it's fine. I look for something good or something bad to move the needle that fraction of degree it needs to go and Kristen Stewart was good so that could have been the thing to move it that fraction of a needle best part of this film and it surprises me. Because if you'd asked me when we started this retrospective actor series. If you told me that the final show would be all three of us. Praising Kristen Stewart I'd have thought you've dropped much acid but here we are but what's bad bad about. This movie is just the story. And it does lack inventiveness. It felt like McDonald's coffee. I'm not could've recommend mccafe. No go to starbucks or go to pizza or go to stump down. I'm not gonNA tell you Mick. Cafes good coffee but it's going to be better circle K coffee. You know what I'm saying. So it's right there that middle of the road if you need a caffeine fix. It's out there but I'm not not going to recommend it just isn't that great. But here's what's funny is. I'm going to cheat with that because I recommended the TV pilot. Movie but I really gave that a pass pass because of the whole series. I wanted to recommend the series I do. This is better than that. TV movie washed. If I'm to rank them to meet the best is is the Drew Barrymore. I won the MKX G original the second one is this the third one is the TV movie. And the fourth one is that MIC g part part two which is an abomination. Yeah I like I said I think this is the best of the ones review reviewed. I put twenty nineteen. Charlie's angels at the top and then I drew barrymore produced angels TV pilot and Way Way Way Way Way way wait. Don't burn it up. Don't even think about watching get full throttle but sadly it was four red arrows when you were hedging and on. I thought maybe you'd get a Green Arrow out of this one. Yeah I thought about it like it came. Close Am Martin. How would you rank them? I would probably put the first Drew Barrymore one up there near the top and then put the TV movie because it was stupid funny any and it wasn't supposed to be funny but it was and then I'd probably put this one and then full-throttle goes full. Throttle was just confusing. But I'm torn because this Sul throttle had crispin glover any was bat shit crazy in that one. I really love Crispin Glover but it didn't have enough crispin. Glover didn't know it lacked glover. I did like that. They referenced full-throttle in this because they said angels go bad you know the history. Yes Demi Moore. I said out in the theater the they keep reminding me full throttle hap. And don't do that movie. I was surprised we didn't see a trial booth Bosley in the background. Oh God don't give them ideas two years for the next one if they decide to make an x one. Well that's the thing is I don't think they're going to be making an X.. One based on the box office unless there's one does huge international business and I read something. That's very interesting. It says it's really hard for studios to lose money on a movie these days even if it tanks at the box office because they sell it to networks they sell the streaming services there's international but then there's international streaming services and international video rights. You know it's really really hard for a studio to take a bath but I don't think the studio is going to be rushing back to the angels anytime soon. Maybe they should call McKee. Nobody should be called. They've now failed that TV in twenty eleven then failed at movies in two thousand nineteen. Maybe we have another twenty years off. I look at that. Both of these have lacked. What made this franchise? Charlie's angels and what made a popular. Okay that's originally where Aaron spelling did it but it lasted so long because it was fun. Yeah I agree like make fun. Charlie's angels Israel's and I felt like if the humor landed better here if there's just more fun with choreography and the same with that first berry more one like if they were just a little bit better her. I could have had more fun with them. They'd be recommends. But you know no matter what you say. It looks like in the Barrymore ones like they were having fun making the movie they were having fun. Yes I do. Do not deny that each what I mean. It's missing. What may the franchise the franchise well speaking of franchise? We will be back in a couple of weeks with a new franchise. I don't know that this has been even really announced yet. We weren't one hundred percent sure because they keep threatening to move things in next year's calendar are we. They just moved the king's man yesterday but we're going to trust what legendary films is telling us. Is that next year. We are getting King Kong vs Godzilla and so we're going to build up to that with a King Kong retrospective series two weeks from today. We kick it off with the original nineteen thirties thirties. King Kong. This is going to be. Is this now going to be the oldest movie we we've done it is. We have never gone to the thirties. I don't even think in the book. We went this far back but much like Charlie angels. We're going to be spreading King Kong out for a while because Godzilla vs Kong is due out in March so this is going to be a five-month retrospective series with ten movies. There's a good chunk of movies but in between next week is Thanksgiving so it's time to break out the Turkey we're reviewing ratchet and and clank based on the video game that a preview on your recommend is something I'll I'll I'll say this I'm having fun playing the video game. What what will I think of the movie tune in Tuesday to find out? Meanwhile if you want to support this show and help us keep going well into twenty twenty two King Kong and beyond this Friday we get to the grudge films. You've probably seen huge. Hit Back in two zero four Sarah Michelle Gellar in the US. Remake of the a grudge as we start three weeks of that if you donate now for grudge retrospective series. There are four of those shows already out in two weeks we did juon curse the curse to Ju on the grudge. And Ju on the grudge two and now we get to the American versions. You can find all the details out about that at now playing playing podcast dot com forward.
"angels" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Doing different things but there's no voice over it so weird like I'm waiting for the voice over you know these three women and whatever that is but no it's just a montage of kids and teenagers major doing things and then we go to the Angels Academy in Hindsight. I realize what they were doing at the beginning of this isn't Charlie's angels. Where's the backstory and then halfway through the movie when they start you know there's all these different agencies I'm like oh I get it? We're all angels. That's what I'm sorry but I thought this is opening might be a girl scout. Recruitment montage. 'cause they're doing archery there skiing riding horses they're doing all these various things that it's mostly teen or a younger girls doing it and I am waiting for the voice over but I do think we're seeing more than Jane and no 'cause there was like an Asian girl and I'm like Oh. Is there an Asian gene angel in this one. No yeah so I just like Marjorie figure. In retrospect what they're doing but I also think we needed Charlie's voice over in this. If if you're not GONNA do it at the beginning I think you need to do it like Casino Royale and put it at the end or something where you could close the movie by saying these are the three women and now they work for me could even mixed it up. And have it'd be Elizabeth Banks. My name is Bosley. I'd be good with that. But we need something in that intro. But I think this is is. I'm going to call it a symptom of one of the things I found wrong with this movie. We get very little. I'm almost none back story about the angels you're absolutely right Marjorie. Cause is their character ARCS. I guess we'll talk about James. She's former am I six and Sabina. I don't know she's a rich kid that got in trouble with the law like that's about all were given and we were given those montage back stories in the G. Angel Films or we're GonNa call them the Barrymore produced one. I don't even want to give any credit g but you know those ones. At least they tempted. SOME CHARACTER ARCS here. Yeah here's a little glimpse of the back story. I don't know if there's any character arcs in this film film. No there are no character arcs and you have no personal interest or attachment to any of these women because you're not giving anything to grasp respond to you know you like them if you like the type like I like Sabina because I like what Kristen Stewart's doing with the roles not because it's a deep character but she's having fun she's Quirky. She's the physical one that's GonNa fight like if you like STOIC female ninjas than Jane might be your favorite if you like whatever namely Scots doing in this film then she'll be your favorite but but yeah there's no dramatic arcs to get into and it's just if you like this type you'll like this person and you're right it's just it's very flat. It's just to be like regular women going out and doing cool stuff and these are not regular women. There's nothing to identify with any of these women except for Elena and she has on Angel to the end and we don't even get it back story about her we. Just she's the only one who I guess she gets kind of a character arc. There's nothing in this as a woman to identify with anybody in this movie. I'll throw throw it out. There is Elizabeth Banks Third Angel. They're talking about how she was a former angel she becomes a Bosley but unlike the Bosley of old who pretty much state at the office or did some witness protection stuff. This Bosley is out with every mission. This bosley firing guns. Well wait a second though. She just basically basically drives a car and shoots people. She doesn't really do much other than drive the car. That's kind of what we saw. Bosley doing that pilot. He got that boat and pretended to be fishing or something he did more like he was part of the ruse in the TV. Show a lot like they would put him under cover and in the first new. Charlie's angels movie Bill Murray went out and help them with undercover stuff and did infiltration and in the second one birdie matches babysat Sheila booth. But Yeah I take it as Bosley there the behind the scenes person. They might be out in the field helping them but they're always behind the scenes. They're not the ones seducing men tying him up and curtains that kind of thing that would be a really weird. Charlie's angels movies. That would anyone. I'd want to see they do some replacement here with this retirement party. We're going to see that there's only one Bosley there's only ever been one Bosley. We're GONNA have verify it and Jacqueline Smith with Patrick Stewart. was that what they were telling us because it is confusing because we see all these different Bosley on the screen. They're some in the office US and I was like looking around. I'm like they got bill. Murray back there like doing a little cameo. Do they have some fun Easter eggs. I didn't notice any of these extras playing other Bosley. As being being actors I would recognize but are they telling us that Patrick Stewart was the original. Bosley like we're gonNA see he's going to be with Cameron Diaz. I can't believe this is set the same universe as those big g films but like we see pictures of him with the original angels from the TV show photo shopped in there and then with the those Drew Barrymore Cameron Cameron Diaz Lucy. Liu Angels which half star down just for tying it into those films I guess. That's the right connor this film even though it's tied into all the Charlie's angels are connected acted even that failed. TV show. I guess it's all connected. But the ret conned here is that Patrick Stewart is the original Bosley. He's been around for forty years. Which Look Patrick Stewart? He's gotta be what in his eighties now. So like he didn't start with the angels till US forty okay. I guess they're trying to but he's been around for forty years and now he's retiring and he's built up this entire franchise of angels all over the world. I understand why he would work there until he's eighty. We're GONNA find out. His big motivation is. He was waiting waiting for Charlie to die because he was going to take over after Charlie died. Charlie's still around and so this Bosley is given up. You mentioned all the extra Bosley is on the screen. I only recognized one. And that's because after the morning news I used to watch good morning. America would come on and Michael Strahan is somebody. I don't no one from his football career but I know him from co hosting Good Morning America and previously that Kelly Ripa show. Yeah the big guy with the gap toothed and the list so so he was credited as New York Bosley okay. I know who you're talking about. Yeah he did look familiar. I couldn't play some that. I don't watch good morning America. I watch football either so I don't know I recognized. He's going to live with Regis and Kelly. Your watch that made you know but I recognized him and of course demon Hans. How is back there to on one of the screens and he is? It's just a presence. These days ever since guardians of the galaxy one. I pay a lot of attention to that guy. He's got a pretty recognizable face. So Yeah I do notice that when he shows up we also get Elizabeth Elizabeth banks here and I'm not quite sure I know she's making this whole movie. She's pushing forward as women power and she said she kept herself as a former angel. Joel because she wanted to show that Charlie's angels didn't fire all the angels when you turned forty they kept here around. You could be an older angel. It's not like Demi Moore who got kind of pushed out but I don't know how much she's doing for forty something women putting a step forward for them because she comes in. She's drinking wing. She's like she's playing. Every character she's ever played before later on. She's going to be asking for cheese and Elaine is going to say. Is that a code word. Yes a code word. Because I'm forty forty and I'm single. I don't know that that's really grow Powell. I'll say the all-female audience is with like they laughed at that line. Like this movie got laugh. I didn't laugh Out Loud at least I found moments amusing but this movie got laughs for my crowd. Just the guy next to me dressed as things just laughing at jokes being told by the voices. Lisa's added sounds like yeah. But I get tired of that trope with the women. Oh I'm single. Wing get over that. I mean if you're trying to elevate yourself off do something cool. I mean it was really cool. The made Elena like a super cool programmer. That's really neat. She was a whistle blower and going to get killed. Because that's what happens to whistle blowers but that that Kinda leads me to something that I felt was missing from this crew of angels. They didn't have any skills necessarily other than fighting in the TV show. There's always something cool they were doing they can pick locks. That can make keys. They were good at different things like that in science and in the Berry more movies they were very good in different. They made it a point to show like how smart cameras character was. You know she dissected the hoop to figure out what we're the bird came from. Here's the thing these are all Mary. Sue's right like you talk about Elena. She's just a great programmer. That could just do anything. And actually don't mind that in Charlie's angels. I just assume if you're an angel you are a Mary Sue and you have awesome skills At whatever but that's always been my confusion. I thought each one of them would have a specialities. Like once a hacker and one's the fighter and once the locksmith. Whatever it does feel? Like if you're GONNA expand the franchise with angels and now you have thousands of women yes specializes in. Here's a mission and here's the three that you need to accomplish this mission but no it still still feels pretty generic. They had an opportunity to go that way. And they didn't they kept it They do whatever they need to do. And the trailer kind of indicated that it would be that way because they say about Sabina that she does the ground game meaning she's like the infiltrator and the spy and that Jane would be more the sniper surveillance silence type. But it doesn't go that way. I don't think they're Mary. Sue's though because when I think of Mary Susan Film they are always perfect at everything. These are highly skilled women. I'll agree with you there. That's what makes them an angel. But I don't think every highly skilled woman is a mary sue the fact that they are going to lose a lot of fights they're going to fail at a lot of things makes them feel like real characters to me versus. Let me just throw. Oh this match on the tinderbox versus Ray in the force awakens. Who doesn't have to try for anything?.
"angels" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"It was a nice nod to what Sabrina from the original angels. Yeah but just call her Sabrina. Now I gotTA remember Sabina. I get it. Words are hard. They are Dr but working for Brock. She's developed a green energy. Smart Home Device called Callisto but a bug in the software allows a hacker to turn it into an EMP. That can kill a person so it's Alexa mixed with a battery mixed with a defibrillator. When a lane is boss boss Fleming played by NAT? Faxon won't delay the product launch. She turns to the town. Send Agency there she meets two angels. Kristen Stewart is a park avenue. Princess come thief come Angel Named Sabina Wilson and Alabama is a former M. I six agent turned Angel Jane Keno But Elena is followed and attacked by mysterious assassin played by Jonathan Tucker it turns out Fleming Stole Callisto and plan to sell it to criminals who want to weaponize it. Aided by Rebecca Bosley Sabina and Jane Follow Flemington Istanbul where they find he's working with the assassin. Elena gets a taste for the action and goes on the missions with the angels to try to recover the device Sabina. Jane also start to suspect. Rebecca may be a double agent but it turns out the trader. Is John Bosley. He now works for Brock as the head of security already and he wants Callisto to ship as we can use it to assassinate anyone anywhere he takes Elena hostage she can show him how to hack and weaponize the smart home device At a swanky party at the home of complicit CEO Alexander Brock Sabina. Jane infiltrate they rescue. Elena kill the assassin and an army of Angels Jones led by Rebecca Bosley arrive knockout John Bosley goons and arrest John. Bosley and we see Elena joins the Townsend Agency and undergoes Angel Training as credits roll. And we start with an establishing shot of Rio. We get to see stock footage at this point right that no one actually have to shoot that statue of Jesus and put it in their film. It's Christ the redeemer. Yeah like that is just a shot that you purchase for like ten bucks off the Internet and throwing your fill. Yes they're gonNa Make Fast Austin furious joke later on about cars that goes fast and cars that go furious. I wondering if this is actually the stock footage from the fast and furious that went there because the helicopter after shot looked very familiar but one of the things that shocked me about this movie. Is We really only have two angels. Yep to me one of the things that is Charlie's Ollie's angels is a trio. We are going to have a trio of women but from the trailers. I guess I got confused. I thought we were going to have three angels helping another woman out and it might even go like I saw the twenty eleven pilot where maybe one of the angels is killed and then the client becomes an angel. That's exactly what they didn't twenty eleven pilot. That's where I thought they were going because I know from the trailer there's only the two and then Naomi Scott who they're helping Naomi Scott her name and pictures all all over those posters. I'm like okay. She's going to be the third angel. But there's gotta be like three and one's going to retire or get killed like we saw that with full throttle with Demi Moore like she went away and so I thought we'd have some kind of seem like that but no it's weird. There's only two angels but there's always like thousands of angels. We're going to get a whole like gang of Ninja angels like during the scene about one point yeah. I don't know how I feel about this. Expansion plan of the town send agency. They are influencers now that they are moving. How Society No? They're all on instagram. They're they're a secret society at this point but this whole opening we've got this bad guy who they call Australia Johnny. And he's an embezzler. Her is what I understand yet. We have SABINA. Kristen Stewart's in a long blonde wig. Who is his date for the evening? And I don't know why eh Australia Johnny is so infatuated with her as he seems to not really believe women are good for much except giving them a foot job which she he kind of starts to do but she's sitting there like she wants to keep her options open. Women can do anything and he's like just because they can't doesn't mean they should good right here. We're basically going to be told this movie's thesis right. Yeah it's politics are on its sleeve. It's feminism is on its sleep. I kind of expected that in a twenty one thousand nine version of Charlie's angels. I am not going to hold it against it too much. But it's there I mean I I was trying to think like okay. Zero an action film L. Like an eighties action film. Where like there's a conversation you know that would have been the opposite of this where you know? A man had a defend himself to a woman over something. And are they trying to rip off with something like that and I don't think so it's just you've got to have this feminists speech these days. You know there's a movie called eighty six kill. I believe I saw it on Netflix. And it really does you know takes the exploitation cliches and flips where the guy is like the defenseless female role in that. And it's kind of fun in that regard like Benjamin Bratton cat woman little more explicit though but yes but yeah I was trying to look like no. This is just what you do in two thousand nineteen when you have a girl power movie as we've mentioned a lot lately the identity politics are big in popular movies right now. This film is full of identity politics six but it does it in a way that it never feels pandering or clawing. I never minded. Even though I'm like at the beginning I feel like the dialogues. A little stilted timid in that regard but I think it went away. Yeah you expect it with a Charlie's angels property to have some girl power in there. I think this is a very diverse movie he like spectrum of people with different nationalities in this film. Like it definitely is trying to be something different than your standard all white male action film. Oh Yeah I didn't feel that it was painful to me as a woman as sometimes these things do. Sometimes it feels very forced out organic in the movie and Dan. I don't think that this did in any way I mean. The beginning was a little awkward but I think it was because Australia. Johnny wasn't that good of a character nor an actor so sometimes times you get that weird play where it's just doesn't work and it's not necessarily the words being spoken is just someone can't pull their weight so to speak. If that makes sense you have feels like Australia. Johnny Johnny is just. I don't even know why they're going after him because he embezzled money or something. I don't know but kristen. Stewart a lot of fun in this role of Sabina like playing. I'm doing the footsie thing being. And then tying the drape around like he thinks he's getting into some Kinky S. and M. thing and you know she's tying him up so she can take out the guards and get him arrested and all that so she's fun in this role she is and I do like how she brings up that she's tying him up and putting like a curtain around his neck and yeah he thinks some some bondage thing and she's just saying it takes seven seconds longer to realise women are a threat versus men because they're armed guards there who are just watching her do this and not not doing a damn thing. Do they watch Australia. Johnny Just Bang women like are they always in the room. Yes that's what happens when you get to be an evil henchman is usually get to watch your boss. Let's have sex but I'm actually really liking Kristen Stewart here. She's giving so many clues that we the audience know she's doing but yet she's also so playing flirtatious and making the Australia. Johnny think she's into him and she's just like I'm the diversion and that's where we get at our second angels entrance the other. Kristen Stewart's steals the spotlight tremendously. Does that lie baby. You swiped right. I'm your girlfriend now now in Headbutts Australia. Jody I hope this is the entire movie because this will be amazing the way she delivers the line. She's so excited. I honestly feel bad. For for ELA. Balenciaga who is an actress. Don't know as she hasn't done much when I looked her up and I am DB. She's done ten movies and she's a food network host host. But I don't know her and I feel that she stands in Kristen Stewart Shadow a lot. Kristen Stewart gets to have the fun with the role whereas Jane here is a former agent. Who Pretty much is going to be STOIC? Militaristic she's very utilitarian. She's about Ninja. You can have fun with that. I just I feel like she never gets any lines again. It all comes down to Kristen Stewart if you like it or not like she is the best angel on the cheese rolling her eyes given the looks and it just doesn't seem anyone can play to that like they're just gonNA stand around him. Yeah be STOIC. Like you said and while Kristen Stewart rolls her eyes and make a pun and they're actually after also the accountant. WHO's in the back room? Who never never comes up again? Yeah I wasn't quite sure about that and her Patrick Stewart as John Bosley Salihi. When Patrick Stewart comes in I finally realized what's going on because I'm like okay there's two angels fighting I see a bunch of people and black not so Bosley walks in? I'm like Oh there's other angel genres that just showed up repelled in help them out. Yeah which is definitely a new thing but it's shots so awkwardly. I didn't realize that's what was going on until everyone's just standing around around. Yeah I'm also a little bit confused at first because even if there's multiple angel agencies by mindset would be there are three at edited agency you have a three Angel Group and if you need all these you'd have to put the call out worldwide and so it's kind of like a franchise and each franchise only has four are people you're going to have a Bosley and three angels and that's it. That's what I would assume. I thought that we were going out. In fact I actually think some Bosley have no angels. We'll we'll get to it but I'm I'm a little confused by it but yes I thought Bosley was going to be the bad guy here but then I think maybe this is just a passing of the torch coach. Because we're going to find out Bosley is retiring. I knew he was in the movie. We're GONNA jump a year into the future and he's retiring. I'm like Oh that's weird. I'm like so either. He's going to be the secret bad guy or they're just going to reveal him as the new. Charlie is a joke at the end like. I'm not sure which this is the moment right where I think we should be introduced to our three angels. There's a lot of angels there but I thought we'd get introduced to our three but really kristen stewart stealing the spotlight so much that it's only when they're leaving after the mission is done that I pay attention to Jane where Kristen Stewart Song about going out and partying and calls Jane. Carr's play cat woman and Jane pushes her off the roof. I mean she's tethered. She's fine but that is the only thing that tells me out of all these angels that are there. Jane is one I should pay attention to. Is this brief interaction yet. And you know to pay attention to Kristen Stewart because after she gets pushed off the roof. She's going to show up in helicopter. Shot that is straight from to be like they wanted to look back and you go into this weird opening like we're going to seek female children like.
"angels" Discussed on Weekly Energy Boost
"Reading the coming week in the best possible way not only for you but for everyone around you and for the world is well. We do that by going through the wisdom of Kabbalah which is a very very specific and precise wisdom. It tells us What to expect and how to use what's coming at us to rise above our own personal so Limitations challenges blockages so that we can become the best version of ourselves. And that's really what we talk about every week many times we hear people saying Oh. That's this is so perfect for me. It's exactly what I'm going through. It's not that we're listening through your Siri or Alexa. Or whatever devices you have this has has been woven into the fabric of the universe since creation and were simply repeating it again and again covers the camera on of they can't watch you never know who's watching him. So so what's The let's for some of the people who are more impatient. Who Don't like our seven minute and intro? What can we tell them right? which is not a bad thing by the way? I WANNA throw this out because I'm one of those people whenever whenever you start getting impatient and you're getting bothered by something that's happening and you WanNa Kinda just get to. The punchline. It usually means is a very popular energy coming so you just have to be the patient and not leave when you're bother when you're not bothered it's it's a it's a different story but I always say this about people come to our live classes. I share with the students. They're excited they come to class once a week and I tell them that class. You don't WanNa come to over that class that you feel like you're too tired. Just hear the recording here at later it it means that the negative forces in this world are keeping you away and that's probably only class. You should be coming. That's the cost. It's going to reveal the greatest secrets and I can't tell you how many times because this is tying into what the energy of this week is to understand the energies around us understand the the forces positive and negative forces around us. What what we sometimes call angels which forces of energy so people shouldn't get all spooky about it? Angels are forces of energy we create positive. Is it a forces. We create negative forces and each force that we create as a job so it has to manifest one job and once it does it it. It D- materializes or disappears. No longer has a function so for example by saying negative word I create a negative force is not going to force has to cause some form of destruction pain suffering. It could be like dropping your keys. I it's annoying. That was from a negative force. It was created by you and wants the keys are dropped. It's done its job and it moves on so this week is all about understanding these forces understand how to minimize the negative on maximize the positive ones and the types of impacts that they could be having our lives whether we realize it or not so We I I was saying I was leading it to something. Thank you remember all right. There was a place I was going and had to deal with Had had to do with our. Yes Oh yes we all something that we all experience. Sometimes we get really bothered by somebody else and you start to feel kind of annoyed Wade like sometimes it happens. I know this is why I sometimes alone on the show. I imagine like someone just coming like interrupting your whatever you're doing he's trying to talk to you. There's a part of you. That is obviously annoyed. Also party that feels like there's something powerful here and we want to build and sometimes that happens stimulus just patient. Obviously it is a powerful message and something happens. I'm very happy that I didn't just walk away from this person. So sometimes you need you. Do you do need to walk away from people are trying to suck your energy. Also so how do you know which one to do and I think we all face this problem in some way because we'll be missing opportunities if we walk away from a powerful message Gotcha and we could also be draining our time and energy listening to somebody who's just draining US cliff. I'm waiting on the other side here. What's the answer and the answer is just a very simple one? which is we all should start to strengthen this this deep divine in part of ourselves that understands energies and to realize that? It's not about how I feel. But we want that the creator start to give us some MM signs in the right time and simply just about asking for it we can ask for it now. We can tap into it this week to have it for the whole year that ability to know when I should be listening to something or should be walking away because people are very confused by that. They often don't know what to do. And I don't know what to do so I have to kind of just happen and something tells me stay even though you're annoyed Loyd and and we want to kind of connect to that truthful divine part. That understands the whole picture and sees the whole reality. Otherwise we're just going to be robotic and walking away from uh-huh having to repeat lessons over and over again this. This week is really going to ask us to be deeper. Be To to shut out the chatter chatter. That not only your mental chatter but also the noise around you know. Sometimes people go off into nature to meditate. Sometimes you know you can close yourself in a in a room and or turn on some music and shut out the world but that part you know we we. We spoke a couple of weeks ago about the. We started to speak about the monthly energy. Right tie that into usually into a piece of the show skorpios. Where in the month of Scorpio? Now which means we're all going to be a little bit Scorpio and Scorpions pins have a very strong success. I'm not saying that it. Not You know. They can also use it to strengthen their fears and strengthen their conspiracy. Theories part of this week's energy is saying look around you. There is a network of forces that you can tap into to assist you with your spiritual work with achieving your goals. As long as they have a positive motive with even I mean there I can think of many different and by the way I do want to say for those of you that do send us emails right and even if you have questions for us if you have topics you want us to to discuss you can email us at the energy boost at cabal dot com. I know that some people have emailed us over the past few weeks and we haven't answered their emails. That's because we want to work those questions into a show. Oh right so so if you send us an email and we think it's going to be a globally relevant discussion. Were holding onto that for future. Show many times the the questions first of all they're very specific impersonal which is why they usually get emails but many times. It's how do I control the situation. How do I get the situation to go according to my my needs or desires or simply? It's right it's the best thing to do how do I what's the capitalistic. Way To make my way through. And one of the the the the messages or the teaching Kabala offers us around angels and and the spiritual network around us is that right. You don't always get what you want but if you try sometimes you get what you need. That's the rolling stones tapped into that that one as well but but the idea really. Is that when you have those moments in your life where things unexpectedly go your way or unexpectedly. Don't go oh you're way many times that's a result of an angel. We call in Djelic interference not that it's interference rate. It's not that it's not supposed to happen. It appears to you like it gets not supposed to happen but many times when you're on a trajectory you're going towards something and all all looks well and something gets jammed or you know. They're suddenly construction construction on that particular path. It's not always you know somebody will say it's a bad sign. It's not always a bad sign. Many times like David said we. We may have created dated a a negative entity a negative force with our negative words. And that's one of the you know we've we've given a few shows already about out speaking and being power being careful about the power of our word sometimes those not sometimes all the time are words create energetic forces that can either help or hinder us and sometimes when I mean my my husband always uses the examples of travel in La going. You're going somewhere and there's a delay or your rerouted routed or there's something you know it may look negative but you in that moment you actually don't even know if it's a negative angel coming to challenge you or a positive angel angel coming to say sorry buddy. That's not the right way for you. This is the right way for you. And let's let's re reinforce a negative force. This is something that we create our thoughts words actions and we can be creating thousands of them in a day and they must manifest because of the laws of cause and effect. It's a scientific concept has. It's not even a spiritual one and amid a list here of ways that we create these negative forces because ultimately I think something that really the excites me about spirituality is every day my goal is how can I diminish and remove the negative forces to have an increase the positive ones so the way you can remove negative forces. There's two main ways it was really the three main ways number one. Avoid doing them in the first place and I'm going to give the top four or five ways that we create negative forces so I to restrict even making that force that negative force number two when you go through pain any kind of pain. It's cleansing being those forces so when you're going through the pain that's why we always say to embrace. The pain tends to be a victim as you're going through the pain because then you're cleansing so much negativities it's really powerful. But if when you're going through your pain let's say you're physically sick. Let's say you have pain in your body. Let's say you're going through some kind of a break-up let's say you're in some kind of a dispute with someone wouldn't bother you stressing you out all day long that that pain that you're going through yes it's annoying but it's also cleansing. Are you preparing for something powerful. But if you're a victim to the whole process if you're sat through the whole process you're complaining to the whole process if you're a victim and saying you know this shouldn't be happening happening. You're not embracing the process. You're creating has many negative forces as you're also say only surf. I WanNa make sure I understood right if I determine if if I inject the consciousness that this difficult situation this pain is cleansing me it can cleanse me soon as I acknowledge this is causing me and I'm happy here even though I don't understand it even though I'm want to solve it it the fact that it came it means that the Creator believed that it must come so jess miserable. Is it cleansing. No if if I'm just miserable all pain cleanses but the the fact that I'm miserable is also creating voice in you negative forces simultaneously. So you're kind of like at a at a at a they go head to head and you're not you're not really coming out net positive in that scenario because if I'm upset about what I'm why be upset. You already going through it. The crate already decided for whatever reason out of your control that you must go with the vote. Yes you can try to solve it but solve it with grace solve it certainty solve it with happiness. You'll actually saw that much quicker. Those people who are annoyed frustrated sad depressed and feel like they're victims all they're doing is creating as many negative forces as they are racing past week last week we talked about the same situation in a different angle. said that if you're you have these negative seeds that are coming at you by reacting negatively. You're planting more negative seeds. Exactly exactly exactly. Let's say let's say people are upset with something that's happening in the environment or something happening with politics business or whatever it is Instead of saying you know I hate this scenario. I'm going to change it or you could say is I'm really. I'm really happy this came. 'cause I know everything comes from the Creator..