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Dine-in cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy

Houston Matters

02:59 min | 1 d ago

Dine-in cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy

"On wednesday. Alamo draft house cinema declared bankruptcy and closed its three most underperforming theaters. the texas based chain's location katie remains open as ella reorganizes as part of an asset purchase agreement with former investor altamont capital partners and a new backer fortress investment group. Alamo founder. tim. League is part of the lender group buying the assets and is remaining part of the company. This latest news plays out of course as another houston theater struggles to remain open. Houston's river oaks theatre. The last of the city's still functioning deco era movie houses which screens independent and foreign language films. It's an a dispute with its landlord. Weingarten realty. That's happened before. But this time weingarten might be reacting of course to a bleak outlook for the movie theater industry can the houston landmark negotiated survival. This time here to talk about the fate of river oaks and houston cinema industry are doug harris president of the houston film critics society and houston area film critic and regional correspondent for variety and writer for cowboys and indians magazine. Joe layden doug joe welcome. Good morning joe. Let me start with this. Latest news just breaking yesterday that alamo draft house reorganizing and being sold under chapter eleven bankruptcy protection if anything. Are you surprised. This did not happen sooner. Well i think alamo draft house has fought the good fight all during the lockdown But you know you can only hold out for so long and i. I have my hopes. Up that alamo will be able to keep the doors open but again you know you and i had this discussion near the beginning of the lockdown. And you know like people ask me. We'll movie theaters reopened. And i forget. We'll all movie theaters reopened. No doug of course. This is an industry wide decline. A massive one as the pandemic has led most folks to to watch movies at home. We've seen major studios and streaming services an independent producers alike focusing their attention on trying to recoup their investments by releasing films primarily through streaming. Does this put river oaks in an even more precarious situation than in past lease disputes. Absolutely but at the same time. This is slightly different. I have to say that. The alamo draft house was one of my favorite movie watching experiences. I love everything. they've done. Landmark just has a little bit of an edge here when you take in the history. The architecture the setting. It's just a different vibe to it. And and everybody can't have a home could either and people should not see movies on their phones and laptops when there are other so certainly things are slightly different. They the glaring lumine. Doom of the pandemic is is making it tougher. But that makes it all the more worth fighting. For

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Sexual assault bill package approved, now on Murphy's desk

New Jersey First News With Eric Scott

00:38 sec | 2 d ago

Sexual assault bill package approved, now on Murphy's desk

"Package of bills revamping how New Jersey law enforcement agencies handles sexual assault allegations has been unanimously approved by the Senate assembly. Now I'm Governor Murphy's desk awaiting his actions. Many backers of the Bills credited to help of Katie Brendan, the chief of staff of state housing and mortgage finance agency, who went public with the trouble she experienced in the investigation of a sexual assault she had reported as a volunteer on film Murphy's 2017 gubernatorial campaign when I came forward with that Wall Street Journal article It was about this. It was about all the process reforms and prosecutorial reforms. Brennan says that given what she went through as a person of the men's privilege, it must be worse for others

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$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bashed by Kemp as backers in Atlanta stress benefits

Morning Talk with Martha Zoller

00:38 sec | 2 d ago

$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bashed by Kemp as backers in Atlanta stress benefits

"In a statement Saturday, Governor Brian can blasted senators Raphael Warnock and Jonah's off on the $1.9 Trillion Covert 19 relief bill passed by House Democrats, Theo governor said quote I strongly urge our two U. S senators to use their considerable influence in an evenly divided Senate to level the playing field for hardworking Georgians and put the people of our state ahead of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's pandemic politics. CBS 46 reports Senator Ossoff's often Said. Under the bill, aid will come from federal authorities and go directly to cities of mayors who will then distribute the federal dollars to needy Georgians.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 3 d ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 3 d ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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"People are some of the most vulnerable took over 19 since March, researchers say more than 1600. People in jails and prisons have died of the disease, and tens of thousands have been infected. Some states have started to vaccinate people behind bars while others have not. And we're gonna look now at how this is playing out in three states. Alison Cherry is with Colorado Public radio and she joins us from Denver. Conrad Wilson is with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and he's in Portland. Joining us from Boston is dead Backer with W. B. You are good to have all three of you here. Hi. Hi. Hello, Dev. I want to start with you. In Massachusetts. Your state included prisoners in the first phase of its covert 19 vaccine plan. What was the rationale for that? Well, we know that the virus transmits quickly in correctional settings in the risk of contracting the virus and dying from it are much higher inside prisons and jails compared with outside. So in deciding to vaccinate prisoners. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, said that correctional settings are no different from other congregate living situation, such as shelters and group homes where people are living in Copan close quarters and the virus can easily spread. So here's what he said last month when he explained why prisoners were included in the first phase. Our facilities are congregated facilities and we need to make sure that the people who work there and the people who live there because of the possibility of outbreak that that should be a place. We focus early in this exercise. The governor says it's strong public health policy because it's not just vaccinating prisoners. Workers are getting the vaccine to any pointed out. There are lawyers to go in and out of prisons in jail's medical workers, visitors those who provide programming, so the states thinking is that offering vaccines and correctional settings will help prevent the spread in the community. And so far, how is the vaccine rollout going in jails and prisons in Massachusetts officials say it's going smoothly, but it appears that a lot of people are not taking it. Court documents in particular shows that about a third of prisoners in more than half of prison workers have not received the vaccine. Now. That number does not include workers who may have been vaccinated elsewhere. So some correctional facilities are holding vaccine education sessions to encourage people to get the shop. Okay, let's turn now to Oregon More than 40 prison inmates have died after testing positive for covert 19 in that state. So Conrad give us a sense of what's happening with vaccines there now. Almost 7000 inmates have been vaccinated. That's more than half of the state's prison population. Many of those inmates have received their second dose, prison officials say, but vaccinating this many inmates this soon wasn't something Oregon health officials were willing to do on their own. Took litigation from a group of inmates on din order from a federal judge here in Portland. Basically, the inmates argued Oregon's vaccination plan didn't treat them like others living in nursing homes and other congregate care facilities where the vaccine has been administered. Your state representative General Bynum. She's a Democrat and chairs the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. I didn't understand how our adults in custody, we're any different from any other group in a congregant care setting. And I certainly don't believe that a prison sentence is a death sentence. The judge's ruling at the beginning of this month force the state to offer inmates vaccines immediately, So that's why about half of all prison inmates have been vaccinated. Let me jump in here. This is Alison and Denver Advocates here wish that that would have happened in Colorado that court ruling con artist is talking about in Oregon. Is something lawyers here have been trying to use as a tool to get inmates vaccines, and I know there's been a back and forth over this in Colorado. Alison tell us more about what's been happening there. Yeah. Democratic Governor Jared Pulis hasn't prioritized inmates at all. And initially he did in one of the early plans, but then Was called out for that by some prominent conservatives, You know, people saying, Do you want the murderer to get the vaccine before your next door neighbor and he was apparently sensitive to that, and so he removed prisoners from the lists and put them in just the regular population. So in other words, he's making no distinction that these people are in a group setting a 70 year old prisoner would be prioritized. A 70 year old non prisoner and so on. So the majority of prisoners are not being prioritized. I will note that prison staff has been prioritized in those vaccines are being administered now. So tell us more about the pressure that Colorado's governor has been under Well. He's gotten a lot of pushback for his decision to not prioritize inmates for vaccine for getting a vaccine, and he's also been sued. He has thought that lawsuit successfully so far. Rebecca Wallace is an A C l U lawyer, she says. Public health officials have been universal in saying that people in groups heading should be prioritized for a vaccine and governor pull. It has actually not only ignored that guidance but rejected that guidance from his own Colorado Department of Public Health on by think it really stand out because he's such a data driven individual in his other decisions. I'm curious. Early in the pandemic, there was pressure to release inmates to create social distance inside facilities that were often crowded. Have vaccination efforts change those conversations in the states that you're all in? Well in Massachusetts. Despite the early vaccination of prisoners, there has been little movement to release people. The fight over that continues mostly through litigation. There are pending lawsuits, but with so many prisoners getting vaccinated now, it does weaken the argument for big releases. Yeah, and in Colorado. Interestingly, the state's prison population has gone down by a few 1000 people since the start of the pandemic, But state officials attribute that almost 100% to the fact that there were no no criminal jury trials last year at all in 2020, so there's this massive backlog in the States Criminal justice system. So you've brought us three very different stories about policies around vaccinating, incarcerated people in three states that are very different across the country. How does this fit in with what we are seeing across the US nationally, Conrad Well, every state is really dealing with this a little bit differently. And, you know, really, This is another symptom showing a lack of a national strategy. Despite the risks, it's another way of, you know, also showing how inmates are marginalized by society. And this isn't just about those who are incarcerated. In a recent report by the nonpartisan Prison Policy Initiative, researchers found that there were more new cases and counties that have large incarcerated populations.

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Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

Night News

00:29 sec | 2 weeks ago

Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

"Salsa Music's funnier Records co founder Johnny Pacheco has died. Chaco was music director, composer, arranger and producer there at the label. Which tweeted out today. They're Pacheco was the man most responsible for the genre of salsa music. It was the band made in backer of salsa stars like Celia Cruz, Willie Cologne, Ruben Blades, Hector Lavoe, his wife said. He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago forward pneumonia and Pacheco died Monday at the age of

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Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

Lynda Lopez

00:30 sec | 2 weeks ago

Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

"Founder of Funny A records has died. But Checco was the music director, composer, arranger and producer at Funny a records. Label tweeting today that Pacheco was the man most responsible for the genre of salsa music. Pacheco was bandmate and backer of salsa stars like Celia Cruz, Willie Cologne, Reuben Gladys and Hector Lavoe. His wife says he had been hospitalized a few days ago for pneumonia and passed away on Monday. Pacheco was 85 years old. Trump Plaza in

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Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

Lynda Lopez

00:30 sec | 2 weeks ago

Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

"Pacheco was the music director, composer, arranger and producer at Bania Records. The label tweeting today that Pacheco was the man most responsible for the genre of salsa music. Checco was the band mate and backer of salsa stars like Celia Cruz, Willie Cologne, Reuben Gladys Hector Lavoe, His wife says he had been hospitalized a few days ago for pneumonia and passed away Monday. Checco was 85 years old. Trump Plaza in Atlantic City will be blown to bits tomorrow morning. The place is currently owned by

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Trump lawyers say Democrats urge supporters to 'fight,' too

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Trump lawyers say Democrats urge supporters to 'fight,' too

"Donald trump's lawyers say the impeachment case against him is an extension of a democratic witch hunt based on hatred and they're denying trump incited the capital right the defense says house prosecutors manipulated the then president's words to backers in a speech before the attack lawyer Michael Vander Veen says yes trump did tell them to fight like hell but so what politicians have said that for centuries and he showed a video of Democrats doing the same sparrows the homepod Chrissy and faults indignation but vanderveen ignored that the president's remarks that day and for weeks before were aimed at mobilising backers to undermine the election he falsely claimed was stolen Democrats like Maisie Rodo argue the president knew exactly what he was doing he had to have known that there will be violence they're prepared for violence and he just lit the match in an evenly divided Senate trump is all but certain to be acquitted in a vote as soon as tomorrow Sager mag ani Washington

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Trump lawyers decry his trial, say Democrats cry 'fight' too

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump lawyers decry his trial, say Democrats cry 'fight' too

"Donald trump's lawyers have ended their impeachment defense accusing Democrats of trying to cancel him out of political hatred house prosecutor spent two days making a case that trump incited the capital attack urging backers to fight like hell to challenge what he saw as a stolen election his lawyers case lasted fewer than three hours including a video montage Democrats are going to fight like hell we fight like hell from fight like hell of Democrats saying the same please stop the hypocrisy David showing that other trump lawyer said it's common political rhetoric protected by the constitution and that by telling supporters to fight trump was not promoting violence but rather encouraging them to press for electoral reforms two thirds of senators would need to vote for a conviction which is unlikely with the Senate split fifty fifty Sager mag ani Washington

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Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 weeks ago

Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say

"Over two days the prosecution says a prove trump issued an order to storm the capitol and his backers listened but Diana DeGette says this is not about punishment but rather prevention we are here to prevent the seeds of hatred that he planted from bearing anymore fruit by convicting trump and barring him from future office his lawyer say while the deadly riot was awful the riders themselves are to blame not trump and they expect to spend just a few hours today on his defense with the potential vote this weekend Sager mag ani Washington

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Trump lawyers decry impeachment case as political vengeance

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump lawyers decry impeachment case as political vengeance

"Donald trump's lawyers have started his impeachment defense saying he had nothing to do with inciting the capital riot lawyer Michael Vander Veen borrowed from the ex-president's own familiar words calling the impeachment push another democratic witch hunt he told the Senate trump was entitled to dispute the election results and telling his backers at a pre right rally to fight like hell was not an incitement to insurrection to claim that the president in any way you wish desired or encourage lawless or violent behavior it's a preposterous and monster is lying prosecutors spent two days saying it's clear the rioters took trump's words as a presidential order to literally fight lawmakers who were certified his election loss the defense is expected to quickly end its case today at a vote could come this weekend Sager mag ani Washington

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House prosecutors wrap case against Trump, call verdict 'common sense'

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 3 weeks ago

House prosecutors wrap case against Trump, call verdict 'common sense'

"House prosecutors have ended their case against Donald Trump putting the blame for last month's capital riot squarely on the then president for two days prosecutors said trump spent months riling up backers with claims that the election was stolen then summoned them to Washington and ordered them to fight like hell he said it and they did it house impeachment manager Jonah goose and fellow prosecutors said the rioters who ransacked the capital say they acted on what they saw as a direct order from the commander in chief mounting a deadly attack to what prosecutor Ted lieu called the president's a Gleek president trump did not once condemned the attack trump's lawyers are expected to take less than a day to present their case and the ex president is likely to be acquitted with several Republicans saying the Democrats case did not sway them Sager mag ani Washington

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Assessing Semiconductor Supply Issues, Giga Berlin Battery Update

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

05:26 min | 3 weeks ago

Assessing Semiconductor Supply Issues, Giga Berlin Battery Update

"Everybody robbing our here and today we're going to be talking about the semiconductor supplier issue that has been affecting the automotive industry as a whole and we do have a few other topics to go through as well. This is a live episode because after we go through this. I do have some thoughts to share. But i thought it'd be best shared live so we're gonna do the kind of normal episode structure But it will be live so bear with me as always but we'll get into it will start off just looking at the stock today so finish down five point three percent to eight hundred and four dollars eighty two sons. I compare to the nasdaq which is on the video. But down a quarter of a percent so it was a tough day for tesla today especially relative to the broader market other automakers. Did you know at least the ones. I looked at fare worse than the market today as well thing. Gm ford were right around down to percents neo. Probably in that ballpark as well So i don't know that this drop was entirely isolated to tesla but certainly tussle moved a little bit further perhaps related to the supply of semiconductor. So let's move into that topic For whatever reason. I've had i don't know fifty to one hundred people. Ask me about this over the last two days whether that's in the youtube comments or on twitter or on patriae on a lot of people for some reason seem to be incredibly interested in this in the last forty eight hours even though this has been something that's been discussed in the automotive industry since back in mid december And tesla has already talked about it a little too so we'll go through tussles comments. I'm here as well. So essentially what's going on. I'll go into some links here in a second. But what's going on here is that there is the semiconductor supply shortage which is a factor of multiple different things that factored into it so primarily what has been driving it is two things the pandemic and then the rise in some areas of consumer electronics. So the work from home movement during the pandemic has caused increase supply for things like laptops and stuff like that. That people are upgrading for working from home. The five g cycle with phones has caused an increase from what i gather in semiconductor needs and then the next generation consoles with the xbox one whatever it's called now and the bs five launching those things have worked together to create more more demand in the consumer electronics base and then in the automotive space because of the shutdowns that were experienced in the first half twenty twenty the a lot of automakers cut their orders or their contracts with semiconductor suppliers to help get through that period of time. So what that is caused. Is those autumn those suppliers to necessarily want to cut production. And things like that. They worked through Their safety stocks. So let's let's get into you some comments here from Chipmakers the first one. That i wanna look here. This is from microchip technology. So this is from a couple of weeks backer. Just not only one week back. But they kind of talk about how they got into the situation that they're in In terms of semiconductor in the automotive supply chain so they're talking about how their customers generally pulled back very hard. During the pandemic there was no backlog visibility in this environment. They had no choice to down inventories and safety stock to protect themselves from what looked like severe economic contraction and they saw similar similar actions from their suppliers that worked that they were together for Actually producing their semiconductors so they said during his time no one in the industry was adding capacity. Obviously given the uncertainty about win things would recover And that uncertainty extended significantly as the bottom of market as well so one of the things that they talk about here. That will come back. A little bit later is that they're offering this microchip. Preferred supply program called bs to offer the prioritized capacity to companies. That are willing to work with them. To order. twelve months of continuous non cancelable non reschedule will supply So they're not guaranteeing capacity for that but they're prioritizing people that are willing to make those longer term commitments and because if we rewind it back to the for salvatore nineteen because other because a lot of other because a lot of automakers were uncertain about their demand they were unwilling to give a lot of certainty to these two suppliers. So that's kind of brought the semiconductor situation into where it is today and they're trying to work through this now and that's impacting. A lot of different automakers couple other quotes here just from people in the industry so this one is from continental Major supplier in the space. They're talking about lead. Times for semiconductors saying what with lead times of six to nine months. The semiconductor industry has not been able to scale it fast enough to meet this unexpected growth. In automotive demand which really is a return to previous levels not necessarily new growth than they continue saying quote the bottlenecks from the semiconductor industry expected to continue well into twenty twenty one causing major disruptions and continentals production. So that gives us a bit of a timeline in terms of how this issue looks. We don't necessarily have a scale from that. Then let's move into one of their quote here. This is from Tmc one of the obviously major manufacturers. I think they do like seventy percent of some semiconductors or something like that so specific to their automotive customers They continued to decrease demand for cms t s emcees semiconductors in third quarter of two thousand nineteen. The chipmaker only began to see southern recovery automotive orders in the fourth quarter. Their ceo said earnings call earlier this month

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"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

DeaconLive

03:26 min | 6 months ago

"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

"So check them out at Julia Artifacts Dot Com and on Instagram as well. I was going through scrolling through the facebook feet and there's one thing that really who really gets me kind of like it starts it was cool when it first came out but now everyone's like look at me what I can do what I can. Do. Those are those three photos. Well, it doesn't work very well on a lot of people's phones it takes long form the load. So what do you do skip? I'm going to see later not not even GonNa Watch you do a three D. picture of your dog sitting there sleeping. It's so cute look at him sleep and that's fine show me picture you talk sleep I don't mind but the three D. view it's Kinda like those panoramic views I don't have a cat I could never get the panoramic view. So work I mean could take the picture on the phone and save it to La vistaprint's or. Something like that online and get a big huge print out of it. But when you do one on facebook, it's not the same people. It's not the same I'm sitting there literally twisting the phone around to as you're watching me on the video here, I'm trying to twist the phone around to see what you're seeing, and by the time I get it to like the one hundred and eighty degrees I'm looking at the back on the phone I can't even see what you've done now I it makes no sense to me. It doesn't work. I don't get it. It's not working to US affair please please. Do us a favor just stopped doing it because it is it's coolerator and again I get I get a new look. I can do look what I can do but I know a new wall and old feature that we've been doing and messing with for years and years and years is daylight savings time. Now, there is a group hard core group of people that say I want to stop daylight savings time. Great. There's a lot of people say just leave it. Let it go let day. What's the big deal on our forward our backwards and for two months after daylight savings time that's when everyone's like i. Gained handled daylight savings time anymore while it's coming up, you got about another thirty, five, forty, five days on November I. I think it comes up and here's my here's my opinion you know and I saw speaking of scrolling through facebook and stuff it says right here. I'm not turning my clock back and our on November first because seriously none of us needs one more extra hour of two, thousand twenty. There you go. That's our in. That's our in. We're in why don't we sit there and push this to where to to get this done? Why can't? We go out there and get this done and pass this to where should we I think we're right I. Say I'm using the term very liberally were writing for the wrong reasons, but some of US need to go, Hey, let's turn daylight this start the daylight savings time. Maybe we could throw that in there with US breaking into buildings and knocking things down right kind of look back and go you know what if we if we turn turn our clocks back in our we can actually do this another hour. We can set fire more stuff for another hour. Guess what that Shit will stop quicker than. Than Ever, right? Hey, you know let's let's get this shit out who no can't have them an extra hour because if they have a curfew, you know what if the curfew is whatever so go we need to unite and what did I call them I said anti-clot Turner backers. So they go anti clock Turner backers let's unite and maybe we can stop the. Light and dark dark and light doesn't matter. It's going to happen. It's the earth rotates. That's what we do. We're just doing it to ourselves. So we feel like the days are still the same length and the nights are still the same way. No let's get on with it. Let's all get together and join the Anti Turner backers. Well, I'M GONNA. Let you guys get back to what you gotTa do depending on what time of the day it is for..

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"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

DeaconLive

02:22 min | 6 months ago

"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

"Shoes you buy a pair of shoes and they give away to some needy kids really the only company in the world that actually was a one-to-one Mac with education. Think about it. You under certifications you complete the program we've been donate assault skills training scholarship to organizations. That Surg, less fortunate that help single moms that living below the poverty line get back on their feet assists at risk teens think about it a disabled veteran that comes back from serving his country. Now he has the opportunity to gain steals at, make him more employable be the greatest achievement that we have is the fact that we're committed to give back it's one of the things that makes company so unique. So you think of all those other places. They do want to one matches and no one other than success. Training Institute offers a one to one match with education and the people that we've been able to help that we've helped them the United States and abroad that would have never had the opportunity to take classes just because the way out of the price range for some people living in poverty five bucks a month is a not for some people living in poverty, they can't go to. A brick and mortar facility they don't have child care. They don't have close to where the all the stuff that they need to actually excel in a brick and mortar environment. They don't have access to it. So for us to give them access online to learn the skills that matter most that would be father biggest achievement, our companies ever come. Now simply success dot com has done so much great stuff as chief so much what is your biggest obstacle? I get asked the question part of bit. I think the the biggest obstacle is expansion when it comes to oversee we live in a great country say the greatest country in the world because we have access to so many opportunities and just yesterday I was talking to a young lady from South Vietnam and she was so excited to be in the United States and she says You Know I. She's she's out forces and she says, I wish our country offered this but I countries not free I don't get the freedom to take the classes and I wanNA take. So penetrating those in a national barriers places where the infrastructure's so bad they can't drive anywhere effectively they need training and so just getting the relationships overseas. That's one of the things that is. On. The horizon for us. Now, how to make sure that you've got access to take the courses process training institute out vision now global and that's where we're going and we WANNA make sure that we can have a humongous footprints overseas I.

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"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

DeaconLive

01:35 min | 6 months ago

"backer" Discussed on DeaconLive

"You doing? Okay are you getting along? Are you guys over there in Pensacola over there in the Gulf, you survive in this whole hurricane thing that's going on well before we start the show hands above her head big breath stretch. In bring it in. So I'm hoping everyone in those areas in Mississippi Alabama I guess the weather channel, forgot how to forget we had a snake caught Alabama. They just caught United Mississippi over there in the panhandle up their mobile and Pensacola, are catching it right now as we speak, it came on shore as a category two hurricane the storm surge I mean, it's already low. Lying areas, anyways, but I mean the storm surges coming there's a hope and everything's going well for you guys. Now, we do the show every Wednesday here at the Queen City Studio located just outside of show North Carolina, and we are getting They said, we have flash flood warnings are little. Alexa. Device has a little yellow ring. If you've got a notification, you know A. Package was delivered a weather alert. So I was like Alexa goes everyone's Alexa this listening Alexa, what's my alert? The National Weather Survey has said that Blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah flash flood warning from the sixteenth all the way till the eighteenth in your local area all low-lying whatever all my for three days. Yes. Sure. Enough that storm's GonNa WanNa crossing cut across the Charlotte area. And here in in Marchisio land doesn't drain I've said this a million times our properties got seven degree pitch on it. If we get a good rain I've got two little streams on either side of the property where it fills up pretty good. So I hope everyone is doing. All right. We've seen it coming. It's nothing that we haven't seen before just hope everyone does all right. I, mean you know stores are.

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"backer" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:20 min | 6 months ago

"backer" Discussed on Amanpour

"On your side presumably a great stats which show that you know the green economy has generated more than one point three trillion dollars in annual revenue, which is a big part of the US. GDP Green Economy has grown by over twenty percent over the last several years. So these are great stats that you can. You can. You can take with you to to the to the to your officials Benji backer. Thank you very much indeed. Now, the coronavirus pandemic is another leadership litmus test, South Africa one of the continent's biggest economies tackled it head on with a strict lockdown. President Ramaphosa also imposed prohibition to stave off endemic domestic abuse in the country but alcohol is now back on sale back on the shelves and women are now back suffering eruption of violence against them on next guest Joshi know. Michelle is survivor after her partner level a brutal attack five years ago the blinded her in one eye, she has set up the Kaluka movement that empowers women like her. She is also Russell Michelle's daughter, and thus Nelson Mandela stepdaughter proving that this violence knows no boundaries no privileges she joins me now from Johannesburg. Sheena Michelle Welcome to, the program. Let's. Let's just talk about what's happening in South Africa at the moment and particularly the spike in Corona virus at least a time of lockdown how that is really led to a spike in domestic violence. Tell me what you're seeing there. Christiane. The truth is that domestic violence has spiked indeed or we've got more cases being recorded during this period. But as you know, south, Africa has already horrendous numbers of women reporting gender-based violence through rape beating end the highest level, the highest level of femicide in in in the world. So what corona has done is really driven the concentration, the attention of people in general to realize the horrors of gender based violence, but it is not a problem that has come. Soley because of gender based violence and it is something that we still have to deal with adequately in the future. I'm. I'm mentioned a little bit about your own traumatic experience. Tell us what happened to you, and what was the result in terms of accountability law-enforcement the courts. I was brutally attacked by my then partner funeral cocoa in on the October seventeenth two, thousand, fifteen, I received two blows one to the middle of my face. One to my right eye which blinded me immediately and a third one to the back of my head at that point I run away from the car and eventually he did pick me up and took me to the hospital. At the hospital I endured what it's called second victimization with the treatment that was. Given to me was extremely poor later on, we discovered that my files might my files in the hospitals, my file in the in the police had disappeared by the time we actually got to court something like eighteen months later, myself and my lawyer and the team had already resorted to making three to five copies of each document before we actually presented in order to ensure that he'd never disappear. and. So eventually, we did get the verdict of guilt. He was found guilty. And unfortunately a few weeks ago Haya Court of Appeal has absorbed him of the crime of gender based violence. So I mean, that's the that's the the horrible postscript to all of this..

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"backer" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:56 min | 6 months ago

"backer" Discussed on Amanpour

"Hello everyone and welcome to I'm impor-. Here's what's coming up. To dead is racial unrest in Wisconsin grows after police shoot yet another black man. Jacob Blake I talk to Jay Johnson President. Obama's secretary of Homeland Security then. Amid record-breaking wildfires and hurricanes approaching young conservative environmentalist Benji backer talks about why climate is a wall again at the Republican National Convention plus around the world domestic abuse under Corona Virus lockdowns I talked to survivor Josina Machel about her movement to empower women and I not going to follow up just because the person says that they're Republican and the president.

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"backer" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

03:37 min | 8 months ago

"backer" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

"Backer to douse on home you could buy a million dollar home because your debt to income ratio would be to actually take the taxes the insurance the press on the actors they added together and it's it bless your your normal that let's say you got very large monthly credit card data cargo plane which that sort of thing and they they take the debt to income ratios of yeah it's it's not really hard at the back house these days is that the what what the lenders concerned about is are you gonna have your job with the with the code nineteen hours is it going to remain the same you go to get her out I mean like the restaurant business sales orders are now open up the nasco back down again so yeah I can see where the leaders are are David but it's also a problem for buyers because they don't know like this little gal that that I was talking about thank you sweet little gal maiden name Britney but in any of that she was heartbroken about it they're not I said there's no need to hand and see see what I'm getting on a point I said you have that's going to go away and into a very much so it's a tough situation for me with and that could get burned out and you never know these days well you know if that continues it you would suspect with it will open the show saying housing crisis M. fallen that could impact the housing prices of the less people can afford I mean it's just the simple economics of house house prices that have less people can afford then we will have an impact on houses but I don't think that in in you and I are both optimistic and what's going to happen maybe this last till the the beginning of twenty twenty one when we get a letter about the because when I get about people buying houses now they're all **** about prices going up there a little bit about what they have to pay for then the taxes in terms of the on axis of all right two one four three six oh nine thousand that's the number here you can go straight to reliance mortgage world headquarters in talk to Chuck Denison like Anderson just bad business real estate and what you know what we'll talk about it all we can talk about role and we can talk about my my gosh the commercial real estate market plummeted at the first of the year in the middle of March when the covert hit the U. S. you know but Kashi could've made some real though here in the last couple of months if you jump in the market specially in the public markets real estate and we had about that I market the stock market you know this but if you look at what's happened it in use real estate investment trust reads the commercial market as a proxy for what happened in commercial real estate I mean malls mall stocks down fifty percent since the first in the beginning of the year and in and then you know it's just all because of call but people who you know can the stores are closed may be just that yeah yeah sure two one four somebody else named Chuck you know we but the that said I think if I needed maybe we take a break in the outcome yeah one second welcome Chuck Chuck and fourth welcome K. or a lease real estate our right what what got your first mortgage a couple years ago okay I get out of that bring we sure think they offer solid I mean immersed more easier for people sixty two years and older and there's so much misunderstanding about reverse mortgages we actually made the first reverse mortgage actually last more you did and a lot of people calling on offense they will understand the debit on your house if you do a reverse mortgage they don't only at all it's just like anything else so it's a good way for seniors to retire on your particular they got lot equity in our home we don't have enough income to expendable income to be able to do what they wanted this essay in a long time and there's a lot of seniors in actually our reverse mortgage borrowers doing real well right now people are released the hit that hit me a greenhouse so it instead of making payments on the thing you get a reverse mortgage make no plans yet to pay your taxes insurance but it's a pretty good program and yes they get they can sell that house that there's no.

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"backer" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

09:02 min | 11 months ago

"backer" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Senior wealth advisor to the Allen backer investment group my guest today is damn Burris and as I said in the past he's one of the world's leading future speakers on global trends and disruptive innovation and I think that we would all be willing to admit that this is truly a hundred disruption and it's the first time that the disruption has spent the entire world and Dan I absolutely you know I love you anyways but just picturing you with a mask on with these lips smiling makes my heart warm yeah well we can all do that there is a you know again you asked me what could an individual do well you know you if you've got somebody that knows how to sew or draw you know you could do that maybe the kids can help make the ask for themselves maybe that's a business selling mask with smiles on and see only certain I could be really big right now so you know again let's not hunker down and have a wait and see let's reach out let me share something I've learned over the many decades I'd been on planet earth and for the last thirty one years army thirty six years running Burris research and matches speaking around the world but as you know I do a lot of strategic advising as well here's one of the things I've learned when things are at their worst that's when humans are at their best so instead of looking around for all the bad why don't you look around and see the good once you start collecting and sharing with each other the stories of how you know Brooks brothers has decided to stagnant since you're not selling a lot of clothes right now they're making mask for health care workers and giving them away or how a small real estate firm that I know who did that isn't that big they ask for donations from their workers they ended up getting six thousand dollars in gift cards and gave them the local doctors and nurses yeah the issue and there was another company I know that that manufacturers he's in the marijuana business and they change their production to act to create that I can't this one hand wipes again giving it all away to the public and to health care workers that's significance they're not making money on that what they're doing is stepping up to the plate because as I said in the beginning of this how will you be remembered when this is over now I'm thinking of it as a company or again as mother father brother sister however you want to think about it so maybe we can X. inspire people personally to to to do more to love a little bit more I do care a little bit more to help a little bit more we can all be a little bit more and I think that's that's exciting by the way there's companies that are hiring right now let me just give you a quick list all right just checking up years companies that are hiring in there's a big west Kroger six echo Papa John's CVS seven eleven Walmart Walgreens domino's dollar store dollar tree Amazon Casco Albertsons army Air National Guard is hiring KPMG Genentech lows all foods I mean I can't there's so you know there are it's not all this gloom and doom you can even kind of think yourself who would logically be hiring there's another thing I wanted to share just this is really interesting let's talk about the fastest growing products in the last three three weeks or so and then the lowest and listen to the presents now makes sense disposable gloves growth six hundred and seventy percent that makes sense bread machines up six hundred and fifty two percent making bread why are you gonna do weight training here three hundred and seven percent at fitness here hundred and seventy percent up paper products two hundred sixty four percent refrigerators hundred sixty percent up in sales your quick one hundred fifty four percent craft kits hundred seventy percent up humidifiers I didn't five percent up by the way what can I predict next well I'm from Wisconsin D. humidifiers that'll be gonna off this year's hundred four percent off his desk eighty nine percent these are growing categories now here's you just heard I was percents here's the interesting thing what are the leading decliners during that same period of time here is the top number one decliner luggage sales well that makes sense people are traveling but here's the decline minus seventy seven percent I didn't say minus seven hundred percent I said ninety seven seven percent three cases well that makes sense how much is it down seventy seven percent cameras down sixty four percent formal wear how many people are going to formals only down sixty two percent gym bags fifty seven percent look I'm not talking five hundred and seventy percent is fifty seven percent another words when we have the data we can start to see you know I hate it we are shut down and by the way people are surprised about unemployment during a shutdown why in the world are you surprised of course we're gonna have unemployment were shut down but when we open up in the lobby stage opening up but as we open up like again people have neat one last thing right now everybody has needs everybody is hurting there's some degree so if you're a business if you're a sales person instead of reaching out trying to sell them something which by the way will not go over too well why don't again take the significance of Roach and say I know you're hurting I thought about the problems you must be having because I work with you and I've got some ideas of how I could help you with no meter running either way you will be remembered you will be used and you know what you're gonna probably find a way to make some money on that in the if you're not focused on making the money that success if you're focused on doing something significant because that's how you get to success success is a byproduct of significance especially during this time okay what you asked me some questions again you know down one of the things that I'm curious about is we're talking specifically to business owners and how they can restart and and bring significance to the community but I'm guessing that there's a lot of employees that are afraid as well and how does a business owner approach alleviating some of the fears around their business around their employees well I think the eight key for business owners is clear communications and secondly instead of giving them unknowns and uncertainties and I've helped a lot of business leaders over the last month especially with this starts speaking about what you are certain about because if you bring your discussion around certainties for example I know when this comes back around what we did we'll be in the and I'm in this business is going to be doing that again and we will need employees to do that so we're all in this together let's try to survive together and let's share ideas of how we can help each other through this so that we can get to the other side and serve our customers as we also happen as a matter of fact you can grow so in that game it's about clear concise and and based on certainty and if and again I've written a lot about how defining certainty using our trends that are based on future facts if you go to Burgess B. U. R. R. U. S. dot com I got while I was on that you have to pay for those you can use those I've got resources as a matter of fact if you went to Bernice dot com slash full there's some free resources in there as well as some open web in our videos that you can catch some of the things that sentence mother acte webinars and that when we come back we'll give out some more information but Dan we're gonna take a quick break one of the other things that I think there is certainty on is that a lot of companies are going to make it how did they take that that inventory do I even open my doors again and how can they reinvent themselves when they were struggling before this even happened so I guess today is Damaris and he is a futurist and here's been talking about how to really identify how you can be significant how you can grow your company and how the practice of gratitude at the heart and from the heart is one of the main key elements so I think making your way through this pandemic and with that we'll be right back do.

advisor Burris Dan Allen backer
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News Talk 1130 WISN

10:56 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"CPA with the on backer investment group and today I have a Julie Allen Becker president of Ellen backer investment group with me today I we've had some volatility in the markets we've had some ups and downs and we just wanted the opportunity to talk about what to do during this time so we've talked about how do you handle your emotions how do you handle the fact that you might be panicking a little and that's normal but how do you handle that and how do you know that things are going to be okay and we talked about some tactical things you can look at what is the diversification of your portfolio are the investments that you have in there good quality investments do you have any tax strategies that you have in place or have you looked at the fees lately to say how much are you really paying for the investment you have so those are some good tactics and now for the next segment when I like to do is talk about some of the opportunities so we kind of cheese a little bit at the beginning of just making sure you have enough cash on hand so that when you have these steps you're either prepared to make sure you still have income or you can take advantage and buy something at this point in time but I know there's some other goodies in there too of how do we take advantage of this time so would you what's another point that we could help them look at in their portfolio or things that they could be doing right now well now's a good time to weed out the losers and I want to say that we have many losers in our portfolio but it's a really good opportunity to sit back and say you know R. is there anything that we could weed out of here that we don't think as high quality or that we think might be too expensive or doesn't fit within our overall asset allocation strategy there's a lot of reasons why somebody might want to read something out but it's a really good opportunity now to take a look at it and then also to review all of your cost basis the purchase price on all of the investments because there may be some great tax advantages to selling something that is down right now especially if people are optimistic and feel that we may have gains in the next it later on this year or even into the following years because by capitalizing on those losses that can be very very helpful to offset some of the gains down the road so if you have some investments in your portfolio that are realizing a loss right now and you don't know if they're really a good fit for the rest your strategy it may be a good time to bring out the weed Wacker and get rid of him when you look at you know some individual stockholders and there's always that one stock that you're like okay this for did really well there is this one that I just I hate looking at like now's the time to get rid of that and to kind of get that out of your portfolio exactly it's it's a nice tax strategy yeah and never feels good to sell anything at a loss I understand that but it is a good strategy to at least take advantage of that loss if you have it for an opportunity yep and I'm I'm assuming that there's some other tax strategies we could be doing at this time as well so want to be looking at you know getting rid of some of the the losers that are in there but now might be a time to do some conversions or something of that at you know you can convert ten shares at a lower price to get it into your Roth and let it grow from there so there's some other strategies were you could be using the tax law to our benefit right yeah I think it's a really important time to call your financial advisor or your CPA and talk about things like is now a good time to take my required minimum distribution is now a good time to do my gifting is now a good time to consider a Roth conversion there are a lot of strategies that there can be a benefit to timing it well during different periods of volatility so you know selling is a good like we talked about realizing losses is an opportunity and some of the other things that we mentioned now we wouldn't expect our listeners our clients to know all of these strategies which is why it's so important to have a wealth advisor who also has a tax background or like Ella Baker investment group of full tax division so that we can rely on the professionals to help us determine what makes sense but there are a lot of things that we can be doing right now to take advantage of up in the market that sometimes feels like there's you know only negativity being spoken about it yeah exactly exactly what are some other opportunities that somebody could be doing right now that the market is down well dollar cost averaging we talked about that earlier buying more odd the idea about dollar cost averaging and what that means is that you know on a systematic eat at a systematic time frame you invest in an investment a certain amount each month or each each week and by doing that it's similar to how we all invest in our four oh one K.'s every payroll they take money out of your paycheck and you put it in your four oh one K. well usually we're not changing those investments every time we invest we picked the one we're going to invest in and we sort of just continue to invest over time well we would rather be behind more when the markets down then when the market sap so these are really great opportunities to continue that dollar cost averaging increase said if you have a four one K. plan and you are thinking about putting a little bit more into it now is a great time to do it get online increase your contribution because during these periods of volatility the dollar cost averaging is going to fare far better for you than just trying to invest lump sum amounts once you've collected in your savings account if you're investing in your investment portfolio through an advisor each month call your advisor increase that amount see if maybe it makes sense to rebalance what you're putting it into but now is a great time and it's it's it's amazing when you think about the benefits to investing during a down market versus an up market everybody likes the up market in the up market feels good but there's a lot more opportunity to make money and I don mark after when with the dollar cost averaging the nice thing about that too is that it takes the emotion out of it you're not trying to time the market but you're always taking the opportunity to put money into the market and so that's one another reason why I really do like that dollar cost averaging is that no matter what the market's doing you are still being proactive and you're still finding your portfolio and then when the market goes down you know you can take advantage of that but at least it's systematic you don't think about any you don't let your emotions kind of take over as well and then when it comes to contributing now might be a great time to actually make that contribution to your Roth if you've been waiting if your person who likes to do lump sum contributions into a traditional IRA or into a Roth IRA now would be a good time to make that lump sum contribution no need to wait to the end of the year to do that yeah and so also when we're talking about it you know what we're seeing in the market the ups and downs you had mentioned rebalancing and so that's also an important thing to at least look at and consider is how do you you know take advantage of maybe and you might not be putting money into it but at least you're taking advantage of selling high and buying low and that's really what we do for clients when you rebalance is we take a look at that and say is now really a good time to be doing this but like you said it's having that team together so that they can worry about that and they can review your portfolio and take advantage of kind of the ups and downs as well yeah that's important there is a lot of opportunity for rebalancing but you have to be careful when you do and now is not the time to rebalance emotionally because when we developed our clients portfolios one of the things I always articulate is that I'm want to create a portfolio that you are comfortable with in an up market and in a down market and that's that's not always easy because if we put sixty percent of your portfolio in the equity markets and forty percent in the fixed income markets you're really only gonna participate in about sixty percent of the positive market so the last ten years or we've had these really great markets I need to make sure our clients are comfortable participating only in sixty percent and then the flip side is true in a down market are you comfortable in participating in this example sixty percent so by having those conversations before periods of volatility that makes the most sense there are always some opportunities to rebalance for tax strategies and other reasons but now is not the time to necessarily make a change unless they're something fundamental that's driving you to make that change so making sure that when the skies are sunny that's when we do the rebalancing when the storms are here we button down and we know when we work we're comforted by the fact that we've done good planning for these types of days yep exactly and you know I I get the question sometimes when I'm meeting with new clients of all why do I need an adviser why do I really need a team around me everything is out there I can Google you know all these investments but a lot of what we're talking about is why you need that team in place why you need that attorney to make sure that you're set up for those you know who knows what life throws in front of you we're talking about the market but it could be the job loss could be a divorce could be a death in the family and then we're also talking about tax strategies so how do you put the right tax strategy in place to make sure you're taking full advantage of what you can now and in retirement and then with your advising team it's you know we're seeing market downturn what should we do it be doing we're looking at re balancing we're looking at is a now a good time to put money into the market should be increasing what we're doing right now can you do some tax harvesting so that's why you need this team around you is yes you could probably research the investments themselves but do you know how to use those investments do you know how to take advantage of the strategies in the rules and regulations that are out there so that you can just kinda roll into retirement and you are still comfortable even though you no longer have that income coming and so that just kind of brought up as we're talking about this just kind of why you need that team around you well it's a financial plan it's not just a financial and having a plan put together is really important having the right people that you trust yeah people who have your back that's a really big big piece yep exactly we'll take another short break but what I'd like to talk about when we come back it's just kind of wrap this up talk about market volatility maybe even talk about kind of what we've heard about what we might see going forward and how do we prepare for that.

president Julie Allen Becker Ellen backer
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News Talk 1130 WISN

12:00 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Ellen backer investment group my guest today is Laurie **** and she is the founder of living my legacy and she's been doing this since ten years just about two thousand and ten yeah this is sad and this is something that has always been really important to me and talking about leadership talking about families talking about wealth is a constant conversation with myself and with my clients and the statistics that Laurie has got in one I've seen for years is that nine out of ten affluent families will lose their wealth by the end of the third generation and I know that with careful planning that really doesn't have to happen in my experience is that people are resistant to sitting down and doing that and so I'm really curious Lori with that kind of don't want to numbers how did you get involved in this how did this pique your interest and that you jumped into it because it's not an easy place to educate and to do business because as I said minutes ago I find that people are resistant to talking about passing wealth and it's always of course getting beyond that estate planning document because people sick when I die or if I die in so this is just another piece of the whole thing right what thank you Karen for having me on the show yes hi as a C. F. P. back in two thousand four I was introduced to the concept at a financial planning association meeting and I was sitting at the table with my my team that I had was leading at the time and as Reid seed from the heritage institute was sharing about heritage design I said to my team this is where financial planning needs to start this is the start of the conversation so with my background of psychology business and math it really felt like home to me this is where the conversation need it to start so how how I got started was after some you know hurdles in unexpected situations I was actually trained and certified by two thousand eight and then started my own business living my legacy in two thousand nine so that's how I got started and how is it going this fabulous it truly is home for me a place where I feel so comfortable working with families and you know I loved working with coupled with their financial goals and objectives and we're heritage design a takes me is to work with the entire family and the family schools and legacy that they want to leave so its heritage design is really about creating that culture of communication trust and mentoring all wrapped around the family's common purpose and envision that they have so every a common purpose that they can all rally around when you think about sitting down and working with clients and the approach to getting people to be receptive to the idea when I was listening to you I thought of one of the ways that I talk to my clients and I encourage them to think of their portfolio as their own business and in terms of my business I'm always looking to make sure that my place are working together I'm looking at tax I'm looking at the state planning and generational planning I'm looking at who's gonna take over something happens to me and so I thought if all of my clients would be looking at my listeners of course you're out there if you think about your portfolio in terms of it's your own business at your own wealth and what's going to happen to that it leads right into what you're doing and what you're helping them because you're saying start early where I think many of the people that I have sat down with its after with my company's going to sell or I retire read and now I'm not sure what to do rather than thinking about it as a lifetime process yes and in your exactly right you're right on it is if you begin early me one of my earlier earliest clients if you will my youngest clients is a couple where they wanted to start doing their state planning and what really we discussed was creating a guide book maybe for their guardians because if something would happen to them their guardians kind of need a road map about what their clients what their children they want their children to experience for the rest of their life so for example one of the questions I ask is you know are there in order this couple their children were five and seven I believe it was and you know one of my questions to them was are there important books or or maybe songs you want them to hear at certain times of their life if you were hit by a bus today you know what your guardians no those dreams and aspirations you have for your cats were you know the this the states that you want them to travel to work the site for you that you want them or the experiences you want them to have before they go off to college before you know they get married that's really that is really interesting because I have noticed when you work with clients particularly young clients they get so stuck on who do you want to take care of your children in the event of your death and I always look at a state planning succession planning legacy planning as you have to look at it just the way you said what if you died tomorrow both of you accident if you try to mount what do you want to happen because you can change things as time goes on right now it's a lovely you can change them so when you sit down with a family and you've just described a young family and then of course as time goes on they there their families go on and they're looking at what I should do with my money what I should do experience with my children maybe grand children how do you take that next step with them great question and it is this is kind of one of the more difficult parts is starting that conversation right getting them to think kind of outside the box so you know just by having a conversation helping them to understand what they desire for their family if you look down the road or if you can describe your family fifty years down the road what do you want to be happening what do you want to see what do you want to hear what are those things that are important to you is it that you know grandchildren all being connected and and know which other is it the third cousins being part of the family gathering is that you know of the siblings working together toward a common cause one of those things that are important to you that you want to see for your family and really than that's one of my mentors would say you know you really can't prepare the road of life for your children but you can prepare your children for the road of life so if you know where you want them or we are you envision happy and healthy life for your kids being you know work with them to help them to that destination and what what it means for them your laureates there are so many things when we sit down and and planned with her clients and I absolutely love the question as what what do you want that will always say what you want them to know about you and what are the things in you that you would like them to emulate what are the things that are are really poor and what are those things that you don't want to have to go through as well and lot of times people don't even they haven't thought about it in their life because they just got up like I did went to work and did the best that they could you don't really you don't have a a road map and so you don't have a list of those things but the interesting thing is when I sat down and we spent time doing that the stories start to come out and what I have noticed with clients that have passed away and I was there to embrace their children and help them to understand is it's not so much about the money the money is kind of black and white and it goes through that well or the trimester all those things with the love of the stories even the stories that I can tell and I had clients and the other day and they surprise their dad and all met him here he didn't know if he thought he was just coming in for an event and this up if you talk to the kids would be here all six showed up with their families and we sat down and I just said you know I remember going to your mom and dad's house twenty five years ago and sitting in their kitchen and I I said that was the time when I went to people's houses and they were like what does it look like what was it like and I said and we're so excited to hear a story about their parents and the mother's passed away and so the plan is really important so it's those stories that that come out and so many of us don't even know how many stories we have within us and they had that's so true a study that we shared with me a couple years ago is Ollie ons on the life insurance company did a study and asked rumors and their parents so elders what's the most important inheritance you could receive or give and eighty six percent said it was the family stories and life lessons he and it was you know ten times more important than real estate or money so it truly is the family stories the life lessons are so important and Wells Fargo just came out the private bank just came out with a study they released in January because I always get asked what I was doing you know workshops and things you know okay we get it for the baby boomers and for elders of that you know family stories are important but what about the future generations and my response up until January was well I I would agree that it's definitely Jan actors because I have clients and we column G. G. two generation to that have hired me to do their family stories and life lessons for their parents so that they can offer that to them or give that as a gift to them for their fiftieth wedding anniversary for their birthday recently I just did a an interview with a gentlemen and it was ninety years old and his son had hired me and I actually got to go there on his birthday and you know I asked you know are you excited about doing this and he said you know what Laurie this is one of my biggest regrets because my son asked me to do this five years ago seven years ago when you first approached him and I regret that I did not do that at that time because I have lost some of the stories it's I am now ninety years old so it was one of his regrets so back to the the Wells Fargo study so into a lot January they released the study and they had done a survey with millennials and John vis and asked what's the most important thing you could receive from your parents.

Ellen backer founder Laurie
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KTTH 770AM

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

"Backer Benji backer that is as we discuss climate change and the potential solutions that we as conservatives would it put out there Benji I'm curious have you been tracking kind of the commitment by Amazon buy Nike and by other big companies along side all the speeches that you and your compatriots were giving in front of Congress and at the U. N.. yeah what the main thing about the climate change move that is that there's so little acknowledgement of all these corporations that are moving in the right direction on and reducing emissions and put in that actually mentioned in my testimony with that hundred ninety four of the world's largest companies by jingo one hundred percent renewable by a certain date and that the later date twenty forty but many of them have already done it for doing it sooner than twenty forty for example a real quick Nike committed to one hundred percent renewable energy by twenty twenty five and operate within that zero carbon emissions that's only in six years. right exactly and you've got companies that are doing things like that hi Laurie emissions reducing class that reducing general wait and actually is amazing what these companies are trying to do and they're and they're doing that without a government policy telling them you know to implant a green your deal or two. yeah go to the Paris accord any these are companies doing it on their own volition because we want it economically friendly a lot of the time and and to its it that consumers are demanding which is capitalism. indeed and I think capitalism can be a much greater action on and if you don't believe in human caused climate change definitely on the reduction of admissions into our environment just the concept of getting cleaner air and somebody mentioned in argument to our bearing sea ice and how they are it is not. occurring there the arctic shelf in Antarctica has increased at the same time so it doesn't mean that the earth necessarily isn't changing but to jump back to these companies do you believe that by having a climate almost denier in the White House it's actually galvanize the companies around the United States in the globe to jump into climate change and do more than even the United States whatever do if Amazon goes to all renewables I think that is more important than the United States being the Paris climate agreement. I agree I actually think that yeah these companies are doing it because the president and there isn't doing something on climate change I don't really think that with president for that but I do think what matters is that we companies that are acting I'm quiet and the company is that how the lady in the quiet change conversation that they have more power than. for Congress because he works the Congress it takes literally years have something that common sense and people agree on according to apple is restore our parks which is in the house and Senate right now it bipartisan under national parks which are incredibly underfunded it. supported by everyone but it's not even gonna get done and who knows why and it just it's so hard to get things done in Congress whereas when there's a company they can make it change overnight I mean I you make me change in years. all change in fact here I did that massive change carbon neutral in six years for a big company like night so they have the power on like Congress the president to detail something swept in court and they get tangible impact right away so with that I I mean it I'm all about crazy ideas with about two minutes and thirty seconds left obviously the far left loves carbon taxes and just taxing you more and more for your carbon it's something you see actually they love property taxes in a similar vein we're gonna tax your property and make apartments cheaper they say I'm curious would you be in support of let's say a carbon tax on big businesses but then it had a write off where if they would get a tax credit if let's say your Amazon and you were supposed to pay a fifty million dollar carbon tax but instead you write it off because you invest in a hundred thousand electric shocks and so by presenting a tax that can be easily written off by taking let's say market action on the environment we might be able to galvanize he's become companies even more to actually produce action that creates change versus what I think a carbon tax does it which is it just makes everything more expensive. yeah so I think the problem of the carbon tax even even with that which would which sounds a lot more appealing to me that that what. we actually. or but the problem with that is that one the politics around it right like if you think about it your. get started in which I am in need help all of our audience. it's difficult to try to do that yeah the answer on something that they either care or even don't care about even if. make that politically feasible and even in. Ronald Reagan and other conservatives more. great. awhile and you know that something that you did not. always. I think what we need. the that really appeals to people who identify with the server didn't even know what that looks like it might. is is something that is similar to the green deal and out wide principal.

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WSB-AM

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Asking associate to investigate he does he finds it does not support any single element of her story none of the witnesses you push for backer account her own friends that she doesn't have any confidence in her story for herself has different accounts which she did and the what she says happened during the time of the attack on her therapist notes contain substantially. different versions of the story she doesn't release the complete set of therapists no she doesn't release the polygraph she took she scrubbed her social media past she's incredibly partisan she's an ideological motivation for coming forward she wants to fight to preserve roe V. Wade and. none of every evidence undercuts our case there's no corroborating evidence and then and then you know it's Deborah Ramirez's claim is even weaker than forwards. because you she told friends that Kavanagh exposed himself in that she wasn't sure that he exposed himself and then. no one was ever able to confirm that Kevin always even at the party and a bunch of witnesses completely contradicted Ramirez's stories and then even the New York times completely contradicted their own peace and I read you that X. are just a little bit ago. this where what in the world there was nothing credible about her accusations we had to be careful about this credibly accused stuff folks I'm telling you this is just this is madness this is total madness I'm just shocked at this I'm not shocked at this is what they do but they're gonna try to they're gonna now they want to they want to impeach cabin on they kept saying no Republicans were so desperate they were trying to stop Ramirez from testifying to Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings and they demanded that the F. B. I. not investigate are you how what how much math of you smoke because they spoke with thirty five people Ramirez refused seven times for any interviews the committee found zero evidence and twenty committee staffers were were all investigating all of this so now. and Grassley says that none of the stuff was ever reported. you know because it was so serious apparently this is asinine we have a lot more in store coming up including what the Democrat candidates are saying also corn pops Joe. gangsters name corn pops. near that serial we're gonna talk about that as well we're also going to get in to some of the twenty twenty staff in Steven Yates joins us next hour because this drone attack on a Saudi oil facility summer describing it as a Pearl Harbor moment how should trump respond because Tehran says were ready for war and it shows and maybe perhaps the potential for jealousy of the supplies so we're going to discuss that with him we also have Florida man we have today and stupidity and a bunch of other stuff super beats soft shoes are showing cracks I haven't had my today I need to have a I just literally reminded myself that yeah I'm almost done with my one of my whole first back I'm pretty much done with it yeah. that's why I'm glad that when you buy two get the third one free the super beat stop choose you get all the put a heart health benefits of super beats but it's packed into sue it's like I don't know how to describe it it's like a starburst it's candy if you were freaked out about drinking super beats then the soft shoes are your jam you can take them anywhere I they said they were at the replicator for crying.

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The Bobby Bones Show

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show

"Certainly hear them and they were totally oh that's me out it might pose this question is sometimes because that would be like yeah i don't know if the crowds yelling backer not yeah i just have to assume they are yeah i'm not gonna area so they certainly have to be screaming and they could all just be doing this is their mouth and asking making noise and i would feel like they were cheering because i can't hear them yeah get this deal in la at the there's a real it's a real thing that i think i guess i guess where i or is that a thing of the fans out there have no idea that's going on here so he just i mean you definitely the most and secure time's running on stage and you're hoping that everybody's gonna be gone crazy and you don't you don't know what the crowd is different every cop might be a little harder to work even you know the biggest stars in the world they're they're gonna notice some crowds on his crazy the others but you know the the you know you're up there for a reason you gotta screaming out but it is a is a weird feeling sometimes you're like in in in the it's it's been one of my biggest struggle as an artist what what the years and i and i you know you watch every ward sherry watch every tv thing you see so many pulling it out put one back in pomona 'cause you wanna be there and that's what that is when which is my point of this whenever you see someone pull an ear out it's because they want to feel and here what's actually happening in the room mattie poppy who won american idol the season 'cause i i was on that show up at the end so we became friends that she wanted i was talking to her about wearing years for the first time because a lot of oreos brand brand new to them yeah and i said hey you're gonna put his ears and it's gonna steal you off and it's gonna feel so weird at first and she's like yeah what so what happened while you're gonna hear everything perfectly all the instruments and you're gonna get the mix it how you want you want more based on where trump all of that as i said but you're also sudden you hear all the flaws andy you're gonna think something's going wrong mhm whenever the crowd has no idea because they're getting really the macro they're getting it from afar and they're taking it all in altogether you're gonna hear all will be puzzle pieces together have you ever voice is a little tired you're hear that and you're gonna you're gonna start thinking about that more they're not gonna hear that near as much and then you start i i have a larger problem with that have you do you feel like as you've gotten more success success a relative term but at at six six seven one six instantly that do you feel like the more successful that you've become the better you're getting just simply because of confidence oh yeah yes i know there's a couple reasons 'em i think one i think that that a the headline to his big for me because you know when you don't feel like you're you know i mean like i said i'll never put down my opening slots but when you never when you always feel like it's not hunter percent you're franz or at least our fans you wanna win i'm all over but you have a little bit of i gotta always proves that miles prove something when you get your fans out there you feel like you really honored percent do you even more and you get more comfort spot and so that feels awesome 'em i've definitely gain more confidence i've i've i've a you know through the years i mean i'm i'm kinda introverted a lot of people don't know that but anyways i am 'em but when i go up on stage i i if i could get that energy it is it's it's it's it's fuel for me i've had times where i have no voice and i think there's no way i'm gonna make it in i the whole time for the show i'm warming up and it's cracking it you know and you start thinking about that more more and then you hear.

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"backer" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

.NET Rocks!

04:10 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

"If you're just doing that with the packer out of the box sometimes it can lose connection to the server it'll kill the packer session in backer will fail so look around for plug ins things you're doing because that'll make it a lot easier sometimes people have done the hard work of figuring out how to do the system restarts they that you're gonna need when you're doing updates or you know installing software that might be tricky it's done iraq's i'm richard campbell it's my friend carl franklin and were talking to jay philips about how she corpse suite of tools really just talk about packer so far the vagrant got a mention but there's a bunch of others have these guys have been trying to make it easier to use the cloud long before anybody else really digital ocean they get their their in the back at the very beginning of the cloud yeah has core makes all kinds of tools 'em another tool but i use almost every day of there's careful yeah which is their cloud provisioning to so specifically for provisioning stuff in whatever ever cloud any club i think there's currently i will just say there's a hundred now maybe that's all me go look well i know there were that many clouds starters 'em so i'm i'm pretty comfortable saying there's over fifty providers tear for in it's not just cloud as you think of it there's one story ethica furby more oh right or so so so you kun instrument being where there's ones for things like all one in one for dns management or being simple on there's ones for cloudflare so maybe things you might not think of as cloud providers but people that are adding suffers a service still stuff you wanna be able the provision like being with the polk indian symbol in and set up a set of a of a dns centuries for fern out that's a huge thing yeah i mean that's the that's the biggest struggle boy's head with trying to automate as much as i can is there's always those things that you can automate in you know the tool i tear for and i think plume is really coming down pretty strong with what they're offering lately the over that same kind of experience is at aachen now provision multiple pieces of software across multiple clouds so if i need the provision across multiple clouds after news one toll do it all nice that's the thing people lose with tear for his they feel like it's not rock once run everywhere but the bandage is one tool in one language that you could rise specific preach cloud so that does take some overhead away that a lot of people don't realize that they have been trying to do cloud formation end armed conflicts which i really don't wish on anybody yeah so it's just too much jason in volunteer formed after that you would jason you know he's way too much aftermath checkout oh yeah i'd rather have too much jason then too much x amount they know my my thoughts on that have changed lately really yeah i use the had enough he owns jason i realized the structure of xml some l has a big advantage a you you may have transcended us here jamie if you're missing xml that's a whole other level of thinking we may not be very yeah it's it's kind of interesting being so has she court with warren provides two different languages you could use so you could used their hcl which i quite see looking more like css then write code that's change would version twelve mhm now you actually have proper proper for loops so you could actually do looping with with code instead of doing it in a very different way and i think lover i struggled that so it's gonna get easier for people to adopt and then you could do jason and i just recommend and hcl interesting it's it's clean it's simple i i really lock it and i wonder if this is the influence of.

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"backer" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"backer" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Philadelphia proud to be New Jersey. Joe backer time out that grease. Baco. Joe? Welcome you with open that. So stay open. Judge John today, have.

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"backer" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420

WIMS AM 1420

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"backer" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420

"Rather than gene but that little i just gonna wanna see dan backer so.

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"backer" Discussed on The Rubin Report

The Rubin Report

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"backer" Discussed on The Rubin Report

"I believe that something is happening to the environment though there is some debate as to whether it's man made but regardless believed that the private sector is better left to deal with these issues of course there outliers on each side such as my former guests california democratic gubernatorial candidate mike shellenberger who wants the private sector to be more involved in solving climate issues and at the same time there are also republicans and people on the right who deny manmade climate change at all the science debate on climate change is an interesting one and one in which i'm happy to have what interests me more though is how the government should or should not be part of the solution to whatever the problem may be you know my feelings on this that the government is rarely the solution to anything actually at this point i think the government is usually the problem in the first place i'd always rather exhaust private options before turning to the government especially the federal government ironically this should be the position of the people who hate trump why would you wanna keep giving the government more power when you hate the guy in charge but at the end of the day it's not governmental power that they have a problem with its that they only have a problem with governmental power when it's not there guy at charge fortunately there does seem to be a younger generation that is tackling issues like climate change in the environment in a totally new way it seems to be based not only in scientific facts but also in an understanding of how a limited government should work my guest this week is benjy backer president of the american conservation coalition the group is dedicated to finding new ways to look at old problems as its mantra states they are committed to officiant effective conservative environmentalism as for me i'm a believer in the science behind climate change and the funny thing about science is that it doesn't care whether you believe in it or not for me the real debate around climate change is how to go about finding solutions without giving more power and more money to the government whether you believe in climate science or not whether you want more.

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"backer" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"backer" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Playoffs but thirty six two six not something that huge by an aberration toldeen forget about a throw the tape away forget it wash the film flush it and then granville in week two grams a week to that was the big bounceback sean that gave them the confidence beating a good granville team at their stadium thirty one and nothing that they said i know what we can play we can hang yeah in you know a yes saw again start to build two crescendo for these pilots and there's a reason why right here on wgtk detroit arab h saa playoff action here they go on through five straight after the loss in their only blemish since uh that law eerie cathedral prep but that gave sean the kids the thought that will not only play people the catholic league we could play with people in the country is group is ranked among some of the best in the country first in ten from going to roll right gonna target cannot put a shoulder down and get across the forty five of the four dow court before mccall stopped some he's going to be a couple of yards shy of the first down at the forty seven yardline called the fortyfour match plagued by frothy eat look daniel phillips a linebacker right in the eye and said here you go i want you to meet my left shoulder and immediately neigbours a quarterback backer but pig third here on third down now i apologize i'll 45 need to get to the 42 yard line mike she noted the a coordinator and head coach in his second season julian o'neill formerly at home john was an assistant under bob schroeder back in eighty nine at chippewa valley called shorter back and say i need you to come help me out mitch left third name it's tanna hill tanna hill breaks the forty spent sport off forty inside the 35yardline taanahim will is one of the night when they need post on third and five they get it move the chains with three forty nine to go look like a play for the 1980s watching the nfl that pitch play guys can relate to that but a good job by daniel short some patients waiting for a block ends up going to the 35yardline this could be the.

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