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Brian Kilmeade on Latest Book About Lincoln: 'We're the Most Successful Multi-Racial Society'

Mark Levin

01:55 min | Last month

Brian Kilmeade on Latest Book About Lincoln: 'We're the Most Successful Multi-Racial Society'

"But by the time he runs for election the guys in abolitionist by the time he runs for election he's seeing African Americans fight with tremendous valor in the Civil War I talk about this November on Sunday I know you own Sundays You own the weekends at Fox but at ten o'clock doing a special the president of freedom fighter And the he runs on the second inaugural on basically like an abolitionist And then he works with Douglas to make sure that the southern African Americans would have a shot at freedom and here's how to do it and they go in and they go in and list all these African Americans to get into the get into the war effort and fight for their own freedom 200,000 strong Now you look some early quotes at Lincoln He's cutting edge He's pushing society but today he'd be look at somebody that didn't think the races were equal He'd look at somebody that would be viewed maybe with racist racist views But in his day and to Douglas himself use anything but Benjamin Franklin had slaves he died in abolitionist in life we improve our little levels and big levels in life our country constantly improves The thing that makes us great is we keep trying to be perfect It's not that we're not great because we're perfect It's great because we try and these individuals rise up from obscurity and lead us whether it's Truman for some whether it's Reagan for others certainly grand for all it's these figures rise up for the most unexpected circumstances not perfect but man pretty special And I just think that's great about our country I mean we are the most successful multiracial society in the history of man And if you're caught up in today's headlines you don't realize it because we're not perfect but if you travel if you educate yourself if you go back in our history you will feel better about our country every day

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How the Post Office Grew America

Tracing The Path

02:10 min | 3 months ago

How the Post Office Grew America

"Story starts with the crown post post office of the british crown. The thirteen colonies were quite isolated and independent of each other. Few people had relatives or friends at the other colonies thus neither male nor good roads connecting them were important. Thirteen drivers freedom in how this letter was too many places to send it now. It's a different story in the beginning. The only real mail that was sent or received was to the uk but without a post office sending things and receiving them was problematic. The first colony to request to remedy for this problem was massachusetts bay on november fifth. Sixteen thirty nine. The general court of that colony directed that richard fairbanks has tavern would be where letters were delivered and picked up giving richard one cent for each letter. Managed in the new netherland. Coney the dutch west indies company. Who ran the colony made a similar determination. They constructed a box at the port for letters to be picked up and mailed but there was no general consensus or common interest among the colonies to take it any further and the only times. The problem came to a head as when the colonies faced a common emmy but had no roads or male to aid in their communication. It wasn't until the reign of william the third new england in sixteen ninety that any sort of postal system was established williams. Third had assessed. His call is which had now grown to two hundred thousand people and decided he wanted to have postal communication between massachusetts pennsylvania and new york. He had some roads built but didn't send money to do much more than that. But in seventeen fifty three all would change. Benjamin franklin became the postmaster for the crown post and philadelphia.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Inquisikids Daily

Inquisikids Daily

05:12 min | 3 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Inquisikids Daily

"Explore interesting facts about history science and more in five minutes or less. I'm luke and welcome to the podcast. Have you ever known a person who seemed to be good at everything today. We're talking about one of those people. He's one of the only american founding fathers to not service president benjamin franklin benjamin franklin even though he was never president ben franklin accomplished a lot. Ben franklin was born in boston massachusetts in seventeen o six. He was the youngest son in a family of seventeen children. His father joe cya was a soap and candle maker. Soap and candles were very important items to have but being a soap maker was not a highly respected job at the time. Joe cya wanted his sons to do better. He wanted ben to be a preacher so he sent ben to school to learn to read and write as it turned out. Ben only went to school for two years. He was apprenticed to his older brother to learn to be a printer. When that didn't work out. Ben ran away and ended up in philadelphia. Living and working in philadelphia. Ben was busy. He was a printer of course but he did. Lots of other things to for instance. Ben franklin led the philadelphia militia against the french in the french and indian war. A militia is a group of local men who volunteered to serve in war. Ben wasn't trained to be in the army but he was very good at organizing and leading people after the french and indian war. Ben was sent to england to argue in parliament against the stamp act. This was a law that forced the american colonists to pay taxes on printed materials like documents and newspapers as a printer. Ben didn't want these items taxed of course that just made them more expensive and hurt his business. Parliament is the governing body that makes the laws in england like congress in the united states then argued for the stamp act to be repealed or cancelled. The good news was that the act was repealed. The bad news is that the colonists were frustrated and this led to the american revolution. Ben franklin was a loyalist. He didn't think the american colonists should break away from england. He argued against it but once he saw that there was no other choice. He went to france to ask the french to help the colonists of course we know now that the french did help and the colonists did break away from england. Ben franklin helped form the new country that those colonists formed the united states of america. He invented an odometer that let him know how far he traveled and he marked the roads on every mile. Now everyone knew where places were along the road and how far apart different places were. Of course ben. Franklin invented more than just the odometer he invented by focal lenses for eyeglasses. By taking the top half of one prescription lens and the bottom half of a different lens that way when you look up to see something far away you look down to read something close up. You don't need to change your eyeglasses. I this was a huge convenience and many people still use bifocals. Today ben franklin also invented the lightning rod every time lightning struck wooden house in philadelphia. It caught fire and burned to the ground and sometimes it other nearby houses on fire to ben knew from his famous kite experiment. That lightning is attracted to metal so he attached a metal rod to the top of a building and he ran a metal wire from the ride down into the ground. If lightning struck the house it would be more attracted to the metal rod than the wooden house and the electricity would run down the rod down the wire and into the ground. Leaving the house unburned pretty soon. Everyone wanted a lightning ride. Ben also invented the franklin stove. Everyone in his day had fireplaces in their homes but lots of heat from the fire went straight up the chimney and that left people shivering. He built a cast iron box to set in the fireplace. He built his fire inside the box. The iron box didn't burn of course but it did heat up. He radiated from all sides of the box into the room. It was so much more efficient than a plain old fashioned fireplace. Then invented several other useful things and did good deeds philadelphia. He helped found the school that became the university of pennsylvania and he started the first book lending library. I am a big fan of libraries and library books. So i'm very grateful to ben franklin..

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Benjamin Franklin Sends a Message to France With His Outfit

Now & Then

02:24 min | 4 months ago

Benjamin Franklin Sends a Message to France With His Outfit

"Is sent during the revolution he sent in seventeen seventy six to try and get french aid for the revolution which was desperately needed so he sent with a commission and before when he had got to francis he'd been there before he had dressed as a french gentleman. He writes to friend actually a female friend and says they basically in six days in france or quote him here my taylor and peru ta had transforming into a frenchman. Only what a figure. I make in a little bag and with naked ears. They told me. I was become twenty years. Younger look very gallant. So he's made into a frenchman. But now seventeen seventy six heat goes back at. Something is very different. He's dresses himself deliberately very different to send a message as he says later in a letter actually to another woman friend which is i was gonna say slip in those in there. I just noticed for the first time. He dresses in very plain clothes. Which i suppose would have been typical of a quaker in the period. He just has his own hair down street. And he's wearing a very prominent for hat which i'll bet a lot of people listening have probably in one way or another seen that image because becomes so famous and franklin wrote think how this must appear among the powdered heads of paris. I wish every gentleman and lady in france would only be so obliging is to follow my fashion cone. Their own heads as i do mine. Dismiss their frontiers. There again. kind of hairdresser and pay me half the money. They paid to them so he comes there. As the sort of plane dressed person no frill to his hair and this big for cap on his head and the french obviously notice it. It's meant to be noticed. And they say things like you. The contrast the contrast between as one noble onlooker in france puts it the contrast between the luxury of our capital of the elegance of our fashions the magnificence of versailles and the still brilliant remains of the monarchic bride of louis the fourteenth and the almost rustic apparel the powdered hair. The plane but firm demeanor the free and direct language of the

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Marxists Smear Our Great Revolutionaries, When Marxists Have Contributed Nothing to Society

Mark Levin

01:59 min | 4 months ago

Marxists Smear Our Great Revolutionaries, When Marxists Have Contributed Nothing to Society

"They're mostly reprobates who hate the country in which they live. Have contributed nothing. So it's betterment. Indeed, they live off the sweat and toil of others while they pursue a destructive and diabolical course for our nation. Undermining and sabotaging virtually every institution in our society. Their ideology and worldview are based on the arguments and beliefs of a man Karl Marx, whose writings are responsible. The enslavement, impoverishment, torture and death of untold millions. This is a hard fact. Despite the predictable protestations from some in our society. Embrace an advanced Marxism score ideas. Attempt to disassociate themselves from responsibility for its inevitable outcomes. These are the useful idiots who occupy influential or leadership positions in the Democratic Party, media, academia, the culture and etcetera and I might add. Many in the Republican Party. But we must take solace and find strength in the sacrifice and bravery of our early revolutionaries. Joseph Warren. Samuel Adams. John Hancock. Paul Revere. Thomas Paine, to name a few. And become energized and spirited by the wisdom and genius of George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams. James Madison. Benjamin Franklin. And many others. Well. They have been smeared and degraded by American Marxists and their ilk. We continue to celebrate them be invigorated by them. And remember that together they defeated The most powerful military force on Earth. And found the greatest and most extraordinary nation in the history of

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We Must Find the Strength of Our Early Revolutionaries: Hancock, Revere, Paine, and More

Mark Levin

01:46 min | 4 months ago

We Must Find the Strength of Our Early Revolutionaries: Hancock, Revere, Paine, and More

"Indeed, they live off the sweat and toil of others. While they pursue a destructive and diabolical course for our nation. Undermining and sabotaging virtually every institution in our society. Their ideology and worldview are based on the arguments and beliefs of a man Karl Marx. His writings are responsible for the enslavement, impoverishment, torture and death of untold millions. This is a hard fact. Despite the predictable protestations from some in our society. Embracing advanced Marxism, Marxism score ideas. An attempt to disassociate themselves from responsibility for its inevitable outcomes. Bear with me. I'm reading with one eye. These are the useful idiot to occupy. And influence our leadership positions in the Democratic Party media academia in the culture. But we must take solace. Find strength in the sacrifice and bravery of our early revolutionaries. Joseph Warren Samuel Adams. John Hancock, Paul Revere, Thomas Paine. To name a few. Become energized and in spirited by the wisdom and genius of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, James Madison. Benjamin Franklin and many others. Well, they have smeared and degraded. While they have been smeared and degraded by American Marxists and their ilk. We must continue to celebrate them be invigorated by them. And remember that together they defeated the most powerful military force on Earth. Founded the greatest and most extraordinary nation in the history of mankind.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on We The People

We The People

06:54 min | 4 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on We The People

"They're appointed by the state legislatures but for terms long terms and he figured that would make them independent think nationally. They would live off in this rather than living in their states. And the adding god's go back to work political power with six years they would move to this new federal city that they were going to create member. The constitution also called for creating federal city and some new place and they would have these terms and suddenly they'd be more interested in the central government. They were the government so they threw a wrinkle into this connecticut compromise but franklin was central absolutely central to the entire process and he actually worked very closely with governor morris. He'd often gib- when he couldn't give a speech he'd pass it on. Either gouverneur morris or wilson to read for him at the convention. So this was this was You know this was in so many ways. I view this as more his compromise than the connecticut compromise bill. You quote the language that franklin offered to the convention that the legislature of the several states choose and send an equal number of delegates namely and then he fill in the blank became too of course who are to compose the second branch of the general legislature. And you say. Franklin's motion became the basis for the grand compromise that saved the convention and made the constitution possible. Just so i on our listeners. Understand who actually came up with the idea of franklin or or sherman or or someone else and exactly. What was franklin's role and tell us more about how that related to serve pragmatic compromising vision. We'll possibly. It has more insight on this than i do but i find it impossible to tell exactly where this originated. These were people who were gathering daily to discuss this stuff and they were gathered at that was in convention hall and then they were meeting outside and they were speaking to one another and the this idea of turned up to senators from each state was just in effect of variant of what worked at the didn't work in the confederation congress where each state got one vote so you could make it one you could make it to attend but the key is that you make it an equal number and so the idea was in the air. I can't say that. Franklin was i come up with sherman whoever it might have been but it was one. That was pretty obvious. Once it was articulated. And i'd like to add something here that i think contributes to franklin national view of all of this franklin of course was born in massachusetts but then he spent most of his young adult life in philadelphia but then he spent much of the latter part of his adult life overseas in britain for nearly twenty years and then in france for the better part of the american revolution. And it's i think an experience that lots of people have had that when you get out of the united states us tend to think sort of more as an american rather than a resident of texas or california wherever you might be and so franklin was only well. They've made extreme version of this is the astronauts who went to the moon and look back now. I'm an earthling now. I'm a part of the human race. Rather than just an american and so franklin have had been thinking of the united states this united states sort of looking from the national view and it came to him more naturally than it did to people like washington who never left the united states like virginia. I'm doug jefferson who was virginian through and through and they adams's were massachusetts men and so it was. It was easier for franken to see things in these national terms now. It sort of came naturally to him in and supporters at points out for the idea that representation should be by population rather than by state because he was from one of the biggest states and so it would benefit pennsylvania. but i think he wasn't thinking in pennsylvania terms he was he had the ability to think nationally and think sort of where all this would lead and he really was a of a belief that republican principles mean that people should be represented more or less equally and i won't say that he thought of the the divisions between the state's artificial divisions but he thought if it is indeed a national republic rather than simply a confederation because that's what they had and that simply confederation that hadn't worked so they need to do something else they may need to make this a national government so it came naturally to him but at the same time he understood that this simply isn't gonna fly although agreement was made at the beginning of the constitutional convention that we're not simply going to propose amendments to the existing articles confederation. We're gonna start over again. There's still an understanding that this thing is going to have to be ratified state by state. And if we leave all of their rhode island's in the delaware's you know out of this then we're not gonna get sufficient consensus to make this thing fly so we have to bring them on board. There was something else as well. And this is reflected in franklin's closing speech where he says this isn't a perfect constitution but it's the best we can do at the moment and franklin was enough of a pragmatist and enough of a a believer in human nature that you never get anything perfect you never get anything right for all time and franken look back on his own life and that of washington the next oldest in the convention and the younger man. No we've done a lot. We have won independence or the united states we got we won our war against britain and our setting up this government. And so okay. We didn't get it off done week. Leave something for the next generation. So we'll do what we can with this. And if their problems with this next generation or the generation after that you fix it it'll be your job to do in the future before we close by digging into the closing speech. Let's just review. Franklin's final contributions to the convention. You bill note that he advocated requiring not one but two witnesses to the same overt act of treason which would become crucial in the treason trial of aaron burr. He's second emotion calling for an executive council to assist the president and he acquiesced although it didn't take the lead in the infamous compromises over slavery. Ed what can you tell us about. Franklin's contributions to the debates over slavery and the other contributions think that we haven't discussed. I agree with bill On this is to emphasize In you're going into those slavery compromises And here we have to work with some of his letters and some of his comments and we have to sort of piece together what he was thinking..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on We The People

We The People

07:26 min | 4 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on We The People

"I'm jeffrey rosen. President and ceo of the national constitution center and welcomed the we the people a weekly show of constitutional debate. national constitution center is a nonpartisan. Nonprofit chartered by congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the american people. During the summer of seventeen eighty seven constitutional convention was well underway. And today we discuss benjamin franklin and the constitution franklin the first american in the words of our two great franklin historians today played a central role at the constitutional convention. A often underappreciated. And it's such an honor to discuss. Franklin's contribution to the constitution with two of america's greatest historians of franklin and two of the authors grace books written about franklin which. I'm so excited to share with we. The people listeners. Ed larson holds the high end hazel. Darling chair in law and his university professor of history at pepperdine university. He is the author of franklin washington. The founding partnership edit is wonderful to have you on the show thank you. Your center is a national treasure. Thank you so much for that. And h w brands is professor and jack s blanton senior chair in history at the university of texas austin. He is the author of the first american. The life and times of benjamin franklin which was a finalist for the poetry prize in history. It's such an honor to have you as well jeff. I'm delighted to be with you. And ed and i look forward to a good conversation. I've learned so much from both of your books. Franklin in washington and the first americans. I want the people listeners to learn from them as well. And i'll just begin by asking you to sum up franklin's contribution to the constitutional convention ed what would you say. Franklin's contributions work well. Franklin was the host. He was the governor or president was exact title of pennsylvania so he was the host of the event and a wonderful host often with meetings at his home inviting people over. He lived only a couple blocks away from where they met and he could meet with them under his mulberry tree or up in his new new he just added a wing to his house. That was lovely and so in that sense. He contributed in unsure. Bill has much more to say about that His book just captured that so beautifully i also would say though that he had a vision for a federal union and Certain powers that needed to be with the central government. I mean a federal union was something news or no and it goes all the way back to his albany plan so it goes back years fifteen years. And he's had this consistent view that central government needed certain powers which included control over interstate and international commerce so he could grow the economic pie. He had that vision because he had print shops. All over the colonies. Any knew they needed to break down these these barriers because each state was essentially a separate economic union. Also power to deal with native americans to deal with the open. The frontier over things about military power over international power so our ambassadors could have effective control and the to tax and spend for the general welfare and those are important powers and they didn't exist under the old articles of confederation and he knew those were needed so he brought that vision he brought the sense of compromises. And i'm sure we'll talk about how the leader in working the compromises and finally he was one of the to truly national figures with along with george washington and for my study of the ratification process. It would not have been ratified without his committed support and critically. He represented distinctly different ideology. George washington i would say would be some viewed as somewhat right of centre. Franklin is you'd have left of center and he was about the only trustworthy person who might have become an annual anti-federalist who didn't and his support of constitution as reflected in his closing speech which was published the only the only thing from the convention that was published at the time published nationwide. That was critical for ratification. Thank you so much for that. You've emphasized franklin's commitment to union to compromise the fact that he was a nationalist who has left of center. And your wonderful book you call him along with washington and enlightenment. Pragmatist who sense of compromise was crucial to the fact. That convention was passed. Bill as ed says your book so beautifully brings us to philadelphia gives us a sense of what the streets felton smelled like and how franken was walking near a tell tell us about the role. He played his host and also the crucial role of his temperament in making the constitution possible. Sure i'd be happy to. But i actually. I want to build on what ed said about. Franklin's vision i think. This is absolutely critical. Because franklin was he had been a reluctant revolutionary franklin had been a great fan of the british empire and he had hoped that the british empire could become enlightened enough that it would find room for a growing america and that america and britain could become the twin pillars of this atlantic spanning empire and he was grievously disappointed when british officials to his way of thinking. Were too short sighted to be able to embrace this. So franklin had seen the american colonies now the united states grow from very little in the early eighteenth century he was by far the oldest delhi to the the constitutional convention and so he had seen in his lifetime. The growth of this and he assumed that it would continue to grow and so he understood the need for and the potential in this federal union. That they were putting together that philadelphia because there had to be room for growth. There had to be room for new state to enter this thing so there had to be accommodation for what was going to happen. Not just next year next decade but the next century he had lived most of a century himself. The other thing he brought you refer to this. This franken brought a a certain temperament to the proceedings at philadelphia. The the driving spirits were ambitious. Young men like james madison and alexander. Hamilton they had much of their political futures ahead of them. Franklin's political career was behind him. He knew this his his life. Most of his life was behind. He knew this was sort of his swansong and so he wanted to remind the delegates at things. Don't turn out as you expect. So you have to make accommodations for that that in the real world as opposed to the world of your ambitions or.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

01:37 min | 5 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"All over reese. The flaming alcohol scolded him with severe burns. Reese was badly hurt. Sadly he died two days later. Once authorities learned how reset died they charge the masonic pranksters with manslaughter. The philadelphia freemasons immediately distance themselves from the case claiming. They had nothing to do with the fake and inhumane rituals franklin even testified for the prosecution. He confessed that he'd laughed about the murderers joke but denied any other involvement in rhesus homicide. Ultimately only one of the men was penalized for the crime. His sentence to be branded on his hand it appeared. The courts weren't interested in bringing justice theresa's killers but the general public was a lot less forgiving soon after the trial rumors swirled suggesting that franklin had intentionally befriended res manipulated him in egged him onto his death. Franklin tried to defend himself in the gazette saying he detested abuse but that was a hard sell specially since he'd already admitted under oath that he thought the hazing was funny with few sympathetic years. Franklin leaned into his friendships with pennsylvania's wealthy and influential who apparently considered the scandal a minor affair seemingly not even murder could color their impression of the friendly successful businessman. Franklin continued to make friends win.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

02:18 min | 5 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Franklin carved himself a reputation as a distinguished gentlemen now only needed was a wife to keep him honest and add to his wholesome image but franklin kept getting in his own way the more commercial success he saw the harder it was for him to follow his own plan for future conduct before long he backslid into old habits like sleeping with women from lower social classes who he considered unsuitable for marriage. Franklin's seemed well aware of his own hypocrisy even while he slept around. He wrote about his disdain for quote low women and quote he complained. They were expensive arm. Candy and they'd become inconvenient when they got pregnant in other words franklin wrote a lot about relationships but he wasn't all that invested in monogamy or marriage which makes it pretty astonishing that in seventeen thirty franklin somehow reconciled with his former fiancee deborah. It's not clear if they actually fell back in love or if they're a union was for some other reason. It may have been that. Franklin wanted a way to help shore up his reputation because he was about to become a father soon after he reunited with. Deborah franklin's illegitimate child. William was born. The mother's identity never became public knowledge. But she probably wasn't deborah. It's hard to say for sure because deborah and franklin had a complicated relationship. They lived as though they were married. Which wasn't exactly true after their first broken engagement. Deborah had wed another man who ran away to the west indies never filed for divorce since bigamy was illegal. The franklin's kept quiet about deborah's past nonetheless. Rumors began to fly about their marriage and their alleged son. It didn't take long for people to realize that william was too old to have been conceived before franklin endeavors alleged wedding and complicating matters. Even further franklin refused to say.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

02:10 min | 5 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Late summer seventeen sixty five pennsylvania colony an angry mob lumber towards market street wielding pitchforks and torches. They were on their way to burn down. Benjamin franklin's house. The pennsylvanians were furious that franklin had supported the british empire's stamp act. The policy imposed even more unpopular taxes on the american colonies as the streets rang with chance of no taxation without representation. A family friend urged. Franklin's wife deborah to flee but debra refused to run even as the mob surrounded her home instead. She begged her cousin to come over and to bring his guns. Not only did he arrive as asked. He brought other armed defenders with him. They successfully scare the mob away before it could hurt anybody deborah. Her cousin and his friends all proved their bravery that day. But obviously one key person was missing benjamin. Franklin the statesman hadn't been there to protect his home or loved ones because he was in london with his second family. The threat against deborah wasn't enough to bring franklin back to the states nor were the growing rumblings of an american revolution. In fact he spent much of his political career supporting england in just as he betrayed his wife for a british partner. Benjamin franklin may have also been a traitor to the united states. Welcome to conspiracy theories a spotify original from par cast. Every monday and wednesday we dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events in search for the truth. I'm carter roy and i'm molly brandenburg and neither of us are conspiracy theorists but we are open minded skeptical and curious. Don't get us.

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Finding Europe in America

Travel with Rick Steves

03:01 min | 6 months ago

Finding Europe in America

"Says you have to actually go to europe to taste of the old world after all many american and canadian cities and towns were settled by european immigrants. Sometimes they tried to recreate a bit of what the new from the old country. Even if we can't go to europe we can discover benefit prayed here. In our hemisphere samantha. Brown hosts public television travel series places to love where she films from destinations. Both around the world in closer to home. She joins us today on travel. With rick steves to look at some of her favorite places to find a bit of europe. In america samantha. Thanks for joining us. Pleasure to be here rank. Boy know all i do is go to europe again and again and again but i really. There's a lot of europe hiding out here in the united states during covid lockdown times so we can't travel overseas like we'd like to but we can find little knockoffs here in the united states from all around the globe knockoffs because some of them are terrific kind of constructions and others are honest to goodness immigrant communities. That are still the way they were hundred and fifty years ago when they were there were settled just in my state washington. We've got leavenworth which is a famous little german. It's kind of a touristy. Gimmick but poulsbo is originally a norwegian town and its norwegian to this day and we have linden up by the canadian border which is a very dutch was settled by holland immigrants. What are your favorite slices of europe in america. Well one of my favorites is a city that i had gone to my entire life. My family Was brought up right outside of it and then after doing two years of europe came back to and it just hit me like a ton of bricks that this was a european city and that is philadelphia pennsylvania. It is by far the most for me. The most year of paean city in the united states and so then i started like do a deep dive like why is it so it was just a feeling i had like. Wow i just feel like. I'm in europe. And there were so many connections One of the main architects was an emigrant from leon france. He designed the ben. Franklin benjamin franklin parkway which is now. We're all the museums are lined. And he designed that off of the sean z z. and along this beautiful roadway parkway where they're abuse. There's the rodin museum. there's the philadelphia museum of art. Which has the largest collection of renoir in the world. Incredible and others rittenhouse square. They're all these not just pockets. Because i think you know there's places we'll talk about today the have pockets but this is a city that is just so of france and the best connection that i love about philadelphia is that it is also it has the most mural arts i think in the world and its sister city is leon so if you ever go to leeann france and the kuala rouge is where you see those phenomenal murals and that art that is available to all end. It's all over the city. That's what the to share so the city a definite of brotherly love is a great. If you want that. European and more specifically french you know kick

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:53 min | 8 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"The autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin but this affair having turned my thoughts to marriage i looked round me and made overtures acquaintance and other places but soon found that the business of a printer being generally thought a poor one. I was not to expect money with a wife and less with such a one as i should not. Otherwise think agreeable. A friendly correspondence says neighbors and old acquaintances had continued between me. And mrs read's family who all had a regard for me from the time of my first lodging in their house. I was often invited there and consulted in their affairs wherein i sometimes was of surface..

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No Pain, No Gain (MM #3674)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 8 months ago

No Pain, No Gain (MM #3674)

"The minute with kevin mason. I've never considered myself a lucky person. Everything i've gotten. I've worked hard for and that's where the mantra of no pain. No gain comes in. I was thinking about that the other day. I've never had anything just handed to me. Not that lucky. But i was wondering to myself. Where does this phrase no pain. No gain come from so of course. I decided to look into it most famous in the nineteen eighties. It became an exercise. Mantra thanks to jane. Fonda used to always talk about no pain no gain energy and fonda tapes but of course it actually predates that it goes back to the second century in hebrew literature. In fact benjamin. Franklin talked about no pain no gain his way of saying it in poor. Richard's almanac there are no gains without pains and there some days. That's frustrating by the way today happens to be one of those days just had one of those two steps forward three steps back kind of weeks. It's not a bad thing. It just frustrating. Can i get something. I probably don't deserve just because i deserve it. Just ask it.

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No Pain, No Gain (MM #3674)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 8 months ago

No Pain, No Gain (MM #3674)

"The minute with kevin mason. I've never considered myself a lucky person. Everything i've gotten. I've worked hard for and that's where the mantra of no pain. No gain comes in. I was thinking about that the other day. I've never had anything just handed to me. Not that lucky. But i was wondering to myself. Where does this phrase no pain. No gain come from so of course. I decided to look into it most famous in the nineteen eighties. It became an exercise. Mantra thanks to jane. Fonda used to always talk about no pain no gain energy and fonda tapes but of course it actually predates that it goes back to the second century in hebrew literature. In fact benjamin. Franklin talked about no pain no gain his way of saying it in poor. Richard's almanac there are no gains without pains and there some days. That's frustrating by the way today happens to be one of those days just had one of those two steps forward three steps back kind of weeks. It's not a bad thing. It just frustrating. Can i get something. I probably don't deserve just because i deserve it. Just ask it.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:04 min | 11 months ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Chapter one of the autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin this libra vox recording is in the public domain ancestry and youth in twyford footnote a small village. Not far from winchester in hampshire southern england. Here was the county seat of the bishop of saint. If dr jonathan shipley the good bishop has dr franklin used to style him their relations were intimate and confidential and his pulpit and in the house of lords as well as in society. The bishop always opposed the harsh measures of the crown toward the colonies..

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Big Brass Banned

Your Brain on Facts

06:08 min | 1 year ago

Big Brass Banned

"Goes way way back and was created in distant disparate places egypt rome india italy hungary. You name it. There are ancient roman coins that depict niro playing the bagpipes so while we can debate whether or not nero fiddled while rome burned hinging mostly on what the definition of fiddle is. It seems clear. He played the bagpipes. It's not clear when bagpipes made it to scotland. But we do know that at the time they had only a single drone. The pipe put makes the characteristic constant background note until the fifteen hundreds won a second drone was added and the last drone was added in the seventeen hundreds all of the chiefs of the highland clans employed pipers for both peacetime and war spurring their troops on victory until seventeen forty five bagpipes were linked to jacobite ism the movement that sought to remove james the second from the british throne and restore the catholic. Stuart kings the jacobites saw the bagpipes. As an icon of scottish national belonging and military pride while there are loyalist opponents saw it at best as a risible accessory for unflattering caricatures and at worse as an instrument of war carrying pipes was viewed the same as carrying a weapon. And a your command was tried for treason. The court declared quote no highland regiment data piper and therefore. His bagpipes in the eyes of the law was an instrument of author and sentenced him to death but john gibson author of traditional gaelic bag piping seventeen forty five to nineteen forty-five said it didn't happen that way the bagpipe man. Not the execution. That part happened. In fact the execution of the piper james reid might have to the muddling of the historical waters. Some of the confusion seems to stem from the disarming act of seventeen forty six which would get an amendment quote restraining. The use of highland dress this outlawed tartan plaid but didn't say anything about bagpipes. James reid may well have been piper. But that wasn't why he got the short drop and sudden stop he'd taken part in jacobite rebellion's and conviction had nothing to do with the disarming act so a case could be made that the seventeen forty five ban. Didn't actually happen. That makes that one line from braveheart. Goodbye plan outlawed. Choose twice as wrong. Since that set over four centuries earlier the bagpipes were verifiably band. In the nineteen forties in poland. Germans forbade the polls to play their pipes for a similar reason. Because of its ability to stir up nationalist spirit. Just think about that the next time you say it sounds like a bag of cats and a garbage disposal in fairness though you're not completely alone in your entirely wrong hatred of bagpipes in eighteen ninety seven. Belgium sent an expedition to antarctica with the intention of being the first party to over winter there even in modern antarctica with modern transportation. A lot of planning goes into keeping a crew alive. If you're in charge of the food you might have to plan out a years worth of meals and order your supplies eighteen months in advance. And that's today so imagine what it was like more than one hundred twenty years ago. Part of the plan of the rv gca that being the ship that they took was to hunt and eat penguins which would not only provide them with fat and protein but also vitamin c to ward off scurvy catching animals perfectly adapted to the harshest climate on earth turned out to be much easier than they thought. The supplies of the ship included a few musical instruments to maintain morale and whatnot. Apparently all you had to do was play the trumpet and the penguins would come right up to you when one man took out his banjo and played. It's a long way to tipperary a whole raft of penguins which is the collective noun gathered to listen. The reception was somewhat more critical for the bagpiper. The penguins fled in terror and plunged back into the sea tremendous tinkerer. Benjamin franklin had been so captivated by performances on musical glasses. Were you rub your fingers around the rim of glasses with different amounts of water in them to produce different notes. It was big in the eighteenth century and franklin wanted to see if he could make it even better. He saw that before each concert. The performer would tune the instrument by filling each glass with just the right amount of water. That sounds like a half. And if you watched miss congeniality by choice or because it was on in the waiting room you know that musical glasses are one of the few instruments that can be ruined by being mistaken for craft services in a letter written in seventeen sixty two to the italian scientist. Giambattista macharia franklin described a musical instrument. He had designed that made use of thirty-seven cups to help you. Visualize it rather than cups think bolts each one a little bit smaller than the last picture them in a neat stack. Now imagine a rod going down through the lot turning it on its side and having them spin on that rod as an axle thanks to a foot pedal and

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"But the why did not give them any satisfaction they contented themselves with admonishing me and dismiss me considering me perhaps as an apprentice who was bound to keep his masters secrets. During my brothers confinement, which I resented a good deal notwithstanding our private differences, I had the management of the paper and I made it to give our rulers. Some rubs in it which my brother took very kindly while others began to consider me in an unfavourable light as a young genius that had a turn for libelling and satire my brothers discharge was accompanied with an of the house a very odd one that James Franklin should no longer printed the paper called the new. England current. There was a consultation held in our printing house among his friends what he should do in this case. Some proposed to obey the order by changing the name of the paper. But my brothers seeing inconveniences in that it was finally concluded on as a better way to let it be printed for the future under the name of Benjamin Franklin and to avoid the center of the Assembly that might fall on him as still printing it by his apprentice. The contrivance was that my olden denture. Should be returned to me with a full discharge on the back of it to be shown on occasion but to secure to him the benefit of my service, I was to sign new in dentures for the remainder of the term which were to be kept private a very flimsy scheme. It was however, it was immediately executed and the paper went on accordingly under my name for several months. At length a fresh difference arising between my brother and me I took upon me to assert my freedom presuming that he would not venture to produce the new in dentures. It was not fair in me to take this advantage and this I therefore reckon one of the first era of my life. But the unfairness of it weighed little with me when under the impressions of resentment for the below his passion too often urged him to bestow upon me though he was not otherwise and ill-natured man. Perhaps. I was too saucy and provoking..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"To recommend yourself in pleasing your hearers or to persuade those whose concurrent you desire. Pope says, judiciously, men should be taught as if you taught them not and things unknown proposed as things for God. Father, recommending us to speak though sure with seeming diffidence and he might of coupled with this line that which he has coupled with another I think less properly for want of modesty is want of cents. If you ask why less properly I must repeat the lines immodest words admit of no defense for want of modesty is one of sense now is not want of sense where a man so unfortunate as to wanted some apology for his want of modesty. And would not the lines stand more justly thus. Immodest words admit but this defense that want of modesty is want of sense. This however, I should submit to better judgments. My brother had in seventeen twenty or seventeen twenty one begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America and was called the New England current. The only one before it was the Boston newsletter, I remember his being dissuaded by some of his friends from the undertaking as not likely to succeed one newspaper being in their judgment enough for America at this time seventeen, seventy one, there are not less than five and twenty. He went on however with the undertaking and after having worked in composing the types and printing off the sheets, I was employed to carry the papers through the streets to the customers. He had some ingenious men among his friends who amused. By writing little pieces for this paper, which gained it credit and made it more in demand and these gentlemen often visited us he reigned their conversations and their accounts of the approbation. Their papers were received with I was excited to try my hand among them but being still a boy and suspecting that my brother would object to printing anything of mine in his paper. If he knew it to be mine I contrived to disguise my hand and writing an anonymous paper, I put.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Rhyme would have laid me under a constant necessity of searching for variety and also have tended to fix that variety in my mind and make me master of it. Therefore, I took some of the tales and turn them into verse and after a time when I had pretty well forgotten, the pros turn them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion and after some weeks indifferent to reduce them into the best order before I began to form the full sentences and complete the paper. This was to teach me method the arrangement of my thoughts by comparing my work afterwards with the original I discovered many faults in amended them. But I sometimes the pleasure of fancying that in certain particulars of small import, I have been lucky enough to improve the method of the language and this encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer of which I was extremely ambitious my. Time for these exercises and for reading was at night after work or before it began in the morning, we're on Sundays when I contrived to be in the printing house alone evading as much as I could the comet attendance on public worship, which my father used to exact a me when I was under his care, and which indeed is still thought a duty though I could not as it seemed afford time to practice it. Win About Sixteen years of age I happen to meet with a book written by one try on recommending vegetable diet I determined to go into it. My brother being getting married did not keep house but voted himself in his apprentices in another family. My refusing to eat flesh occasioned in inconveniencing and I was frequently Chid from my singularity I made myself acquainted with tryon's manner, a preparing some of his dishes such as boiling potatoes or rice making hasty pudding and a few others, and then propose to my brother that if he would give me weekly half the money he paid for my board, I would board myself..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Chapter two of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this Lebron recording is in the public domain recording by seth paint. This bookish inclination at length determined my father to make me a printer though he already had one son James of that profession in seventeen seventeen, my brother James returned from England with the press and letters to set up his business in Boston I. Liked it much better than that of my father but still had a hankering for the sea to prevent the apprehended effect of such an inclination. My father was impatient to have be bound to my brother I stood out some time but at last was persuaded and signed the indenture is when I was yet twelve years old I was to serve as. An apprentice till I was twenty one years of age. Only I was to be allowed journey men's wages during the last year in a little time I made great proficiency in the business and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better books. An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean often I. Sat up in my room reading the greatest part of the night when the book was borrowed in the evening and to be returned early in the morning listed should be missed or wanted. And after some time and ingenious tradesman Mr Matthew Adams who had a pretty collection of books and who frequented are printing house took notice of me invited me to his library and very kindly lent me such books as I chose to read..

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Activists On How To Sustain Movement Against Police Brutality

The Takeaway

08:04 min | 1 year ago

Activists On How To Sustain Movement Against Police Brutality

"Cove in 19 crisis has not just been a health crisis. It's been an economic crisis to and as economic crises arise, so it is unemployment and homelessness. In the years following the 2008 economic collapse, major cities saw a dramatic rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness. And now amid the Koven 19 pandemic, we're seeing a rising rate of addictions, according to the eviction lab in 17 cities that they tracked there have been more than 53,000 eviction since the pandemic began. Results, not just homeless men on the street, but Children living in shelters, families living in their cars and Wal Mart parking lots. People crowding into friends or relatives shared rooms this period of time since the Koven 19 pandemic hasn't just exacerbated the problem. It's also Given rise to a kind of grassroots activism against it. Earlier this year amid the national uprisings for racial justice against police brutality, anti homelessness activists have been playing an increasingly public role. In cities like Minneapolis in Philadelphia, activists have established homeless encampments and protected them from law enforcement sweeps that displaced the camps. I'm joined now by Will James, reporter with Can k X public radio in Washington and host of the Outsiders podcast about homelessness in Olympia. Great to have you here? Well, yeah. Hey, Matt, thanks and were also on the line with Anna or so a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer who has been reporting on a homeless encampment slash protest in center city, Philadelphia. Anna. Thanks for joining us. Hey, thanks for having me your welcome. So, guys, let's start with you. Will you've been following the homes this crisis throughout the West Coast? Can you just give us a picture to start of what This crisis looked like before the pandemic. It Yeah. So, you know, just take Washington State, for example. You know, we have an estimated 21,000 people who are homeless in Washington state. And on the West Coast. What kind of distinguishes the West Coast from the East Coast when it comes to homeless is thie proportion of people who are homeless who are living outside who are unsheltered who are living in tents in the woods and on the sides of highways? By some accounts, you know all the numbers and homelessness are a little bit shaky, very hard to get a solid number on them. But as many as two thirds of people who are unsheltered and homeless in the United States live in California, Oregon and Washington, so homelessness has been very visible crisis impossible to ignore in the West Coast, vast encampments of people living in city downtown's and in parks and before a coven 19 homelessness was the front and center issue. In so many West Coast cities. He was getting a lot of attention. There was a ton of advocacy it was, you know, in every City Council meeting every county council meeting now homelessness is one of many emergencies that states and cities and counties they're dealing with. And so We're seeing advocates fighting for attention for this issue in a way that that really hasn't been necessary in past years. How are they fighting for attention House out? What does that look like? It looks like kind of trying to use the media show up at City Council meetings and government meetings and just kind of reminding people in power that Even though there are so many crises that we're dealing with right now, this homelessness emergency hasn't gone away. In fact, much of the West Coast, many of the cities on the West Coast were in an official state of emergency around homelessness before this began, and so cove in 19 is actually you know, a state of emergency on top of a state of emergency in many of these cities. Well, Ana tell us what's going on in Philly. There have been a couple of homeless encampments around for months. But they apparently double is protest movements. Right? Can you explain a bit about what these look like? And what they're like? Yeah, you know, for Philadelphia. It's sort of a new and unique structure. We have had encampments of homeless folks for several years now that I have grown in size and in prominence, and the city has, you know, swept them cleared them out, and then people scatter and eventually re gather somewhere else. Now in the past couple of years, they've really been concentrated in the city's Kensington neighborhood. Which is a couple of miles away from center city, and from where you know, media and politicians sort of do their everyday work. Now the largest encampment of homeless folks, which was organized in June by affordable housing advocates, is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is a very prominent space sort of in the middle of the city. It's where the famous art museum is located. It's surrounded by luxury condos. And it's really in a place that is impossible to ignore. And so we now have this interesting confluence of the racial justice movement mixed with the movement for affordable housing for people living in homelessness. And so it's presenting the city with this really new and interesting challenge because they just can't handle This encampment like they have others in the past. Are they making a connection between racial justice, the black lives matter, Movements and homeless activism. Are they making a connection there? Very much so thie Encampment was established two weeks into You know the racial justice protests here in Philadelphia, and it was immediately tied to black lives matter. The activists connect the criminal justice system and policing systems. With poverty and homelessness. There are a lot of black men and women who are living in this homeless encampment who have been in and out of the sister criminal justice system almost all of their lives and The organizers of this encampment are saying, Look, this is all connected. If we reform our policing systems to stop just proportionately impacting black people in Philadelphia, we can make a you know a real change in what poverty and homelessness looks like in this city if we can get people into housing, rather than putting them in temporary shelters or sending them back out onto the streets where, whereas the activists say Homelessness could be criminalized in a variety of ways. Whether that's folks being charged for substance used public drunk in this, the like these systems really are sort of inextricably linked. And how is the city handling this? Are they allowing this homeless encampment to just stay in the center of town? I understand is also a a second one near the Philadelphia Housing Authority's office. I imagine these folks can't stay living there and intense and whatnot for then, you know, indefinitely. Yeah. You know, it's been interesting. The city has given several eviction notices A TTE this point for both encampments. You're right. There is a smaller encampment in north Philadelphia outside. The Housing Authority, which runs public housing in the city. But so far the people living there, and the activists running these encampments have resisted thes eviction notices in a variety of ways. A couple months ago, there was a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the encampment. Residents, claiming their first Amendment right to protest was was being violated. And several weeks ago, the city put out a final eviction notice and Went, outreach workers and police showed up early one morning. At seven o'clock. There were dozens of activists who had gathered to defend the camps with sticks, boogie boards, makeshift shields, and it just was very clear that That a sweep of the encampment was going to be really ugly on DH. There was a ton of media there Tio to capture what occur so outreach workers and police sort of stepped back and No eviction has taken place yet. You know the city and the activists are are still sort of negotiating. Will

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Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment Was Erotic Electrostimulation

The Topical

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment Was Erotic Electrostimulation

"Founding father philosopher diplomats and inventor. Benjamin Franklin is indeed one of the greatest minds and living history. The image of Franklin standing soaked in a thunderstorm flying a kite attached to a metal key is memorialized in children's books and celebrated as the birth of a new age of technology, and now historian say a newly uncovered diary belonging to Franklin reveals that is iconic kite experiment may have actually been an early attempt attempted erotic electrostimulation here with opr historical correspondent Joyce. Evert's thank you for joining us my pleasure Leslie Joyce this new set of writing sounds like quite a discovery. That's right. Scholars at the University of Massachusetts say they verified the Authenticity of a set of diaries that Franklin kept from seventeen, fifty to seventeen, fifty, five in the diaries Franklin goes into great detail on a revolutionary theory that lightning is electricity and that it could be trained to flow from the clouds to his erect penis providing immense pleasure.

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What Everyone Forgets About Money

Optimal Finance Daily

04:44 min | 1 year ago

What Everyone Forgets About Money

"What everyone forgets about money by Crowning Chris. RINING DOT COM. Washing dishes was how I earned my first paycheck when you're fifteen years old and don't get money from your parents to buy things then you have to work. So there. I was scrubbing dishes in the filthy kitchen of a small family owned Italian restaurant, and it's where I learned a little life lesson work is nothing more than trading time for money a medium of exchange. You provide one hour of time to an employer and they provide an hour's wage. I quickly discovered teenagers time isn't worth all that much a measly four, twenty, five per hour. Not long after starting that job I wanted this blind melon album. You might remember their catchy song no rain. One Saturday afternoon wandering the aisles in K. Marts, electronics, department I saw it for sale. Cool. I'm getting it. The price was sixteen, Ninety, eight for whatever reason I did the mental math to figure out the album didn't really cost me seventeen dollars. No, it costs four hours on your feet washing never ending streams of bus tubs overflowing with half finished plates of meat balls is this CD worth four hours of my time. In this case it was but more importantly, you realize the money tucked in your wallet isn't money at all. It's time disguised as money. In fact, it was Benjamin Franklin who said time is money but in our hectic day to day lives, it's easy to forget this. When you spend your money, what you're really doing is spending your time, which means if you waste your money, you waste your time. anyways throw my teens I worked a series of jobs, bagging groceries, stocking merchandise theater concessions, and mostly saved my earnings my time to precious and then I went off to college started a career and forgot what I learned. have. You heard that saying from Texas big hat no cattle meaning you can look rich but be poor. It's hard to believe people who make lots of money are poor. But then your tax preparer tells you they see plenty of families making three hundred thousand dollars and living paycheck to paycheck Thomas Stanley profiles. These folks in the millionaire next door, the doctor lawyer types who drive fancy cars living exclusive neighborhoods and take exotic vacations they look rich, but it's an illusion. It's the families who make one hundred, thousand dollars spent forty thousand and have a million dollars in the bank who are rich. Isn't the worst irony that the simplest way to get rich and have lots of money to spend his by not spending lots of money. But just because it's simple to get rich doesn't mean it's easy spend less than you earn and invest the difference that simple would makes getting rich so difficult is that spending less than you earn takes discipline the median retirement account is worth twenty, five, thousand dollars, and so the problem isn't paying people more money they'll save more give people more money to spend and they'll spend more money. I know this because back in my twenties, I spent just like the next person you think acquiring loss of material possessions satisfying all your superficial desires is the key to happiness. It took me years to relearn what I knew as a teenager. The things you buy with money that you surround yourself with aren't things at all it's your time. And research shows it's having control over your time that makes you happiest not money and things. So, most people have a choice. You can trade time for money and money for things, or you can trade time for money and then use that money as a tool to buy back time. That's why you save and invest, which reminds me of what stoic philosopher Seneca said quote. It's not that we have a short time to live but that we waste much of it life is long enough and it's been given to us in generous measure for accomplishing the greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when life is squandered through soft and careless living, and when it spent on no worthwhile pursuit death finally presses and we realized that the life which we didn't notice passing has passed away and quote. What he's saying is when you're about to die, you realize life is time and doesn't that make time your most precious resource. Here think about it like this see, you've worked forty hours per week for the past ten years. You've traded twenty thousand hours of your time. That's forty hours times, fifty weeks, times, ten years, and on the other side of the trade is everything you've consumed sure necessities like food clothing, shelter and healthcare but probably a bunch of other stuff you've totally forgotten about buried in the back of some closet. Was it a fair trade? Maybe it was maybe it wasn't but people are always telling me they've earned million dollars over the past ten years and have nothing to show for it and it makes them sick. They're not complaining about wasting their money. What they're complaining about is wasting their time. Trade wisely.

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DC task force targets monuments, prompting fierce blowback

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

DC task force targets monuments, prompting fierce blowback

"A local government task force in Washington DC recommends sweeping changes for monuments that represent those who participated in slavery or racial oppression prompting fierce blowback from the White House among the targets the Washington Monument and Jefferson memorial which are definite non starters as they and many others sit on federal land outside DC government control the committee advises mayor Muriel Bowser to ask the federal government to remove relocate or contextualize those landmarks but the White House criticized the mayor saying she should be ashamed for suggesting them other proposals within DC control include renaming buildings parks and schools like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin I'm Julie Walker

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Washington, DC Sites Could Be Renamed Due To Ties With Slavery And Racism

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:11 min | 1 year ago

Washington, DC Sites Could Be Renamed Due To Ties With Slavery And Racism

"Of locations name for historic figures. But now the city is considering renaming or removing 150 of them because the men there, named for had slaves, promoted systemic racism or created policy that oppressed communities of color on the sites include places such as The Jefferson Memorial, and the Statue of Benjamin Franklin showed a DC school be named for President Woodrow Wilson. What about a park for Benjamin's daughter? Should DC consider renaming the Washington Monument? It should, according to a working group charged with identifying landmarks named for people with ties to slavery or those who oppressed communities of color. The group found of D. C's 3000 locations with namesakes 70% are named for white men. 150 locations, met the criteria for consideration by the city to rename remove or contextualized them. Including the Jefferson Memorial, Columbus Circle, Foxhall Road, Upshur Playground. The Andrew Jackson Art Center, Brentwood Neighborhood. Key Boathouse. The Benjamin Franklin statue. Alexander Graham Bell High, Key Elementary and Elliot Hind Middle See the list of locations and how the

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Name change proposal for landmarks named after pro-slavery figures

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Name change proposal for landmarks named after pro-slavery figures

"The controversy over the names of local landmarks. There are more than 150 landmarks and all and schools in D. C name for people who promoted slavery or opposed communities of color, according to a task force put together by Mayor Muriel Bowser on this subject. Now, the group is suggesting this weeks of name changes for some of the city's most recognizable places, including The name's Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell, the Jefferson Memorial Foxhall Road, Columbus Circle Wilson High School, There's some of the 150 locations, a DC working group identified as worthy of renaming. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked the eight member group to assess some 3000 locations in the city, named for historical figures and then list those who had slaves wrote policy that suppressed communities of color or violated the current DC Human Rights Act. Up for consideration. Benjamin Franklin statue, the key Boathouse Berry Farm Playground, Stouter Terrace, William Benning Elementary, Alexander Graham Bell High and many more. See the full list and how the group came to its findings. The w t o p dot com

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Washington DC Releases Long List of Facilities to Be Renamed, Relocated, or Contextualized

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 1 year ago

Washington DC Releases Long List of Facilities to Be Renamed, Relocated, or Contextualized

"Name for historic figures. But now the city is considering renaming or removing 150 of them because the men, their name forehead, slaves, promoted systemic racism or created policy that oppressed communities of color. The sights include places such as the Jefferson Memorial and the Benjamin Franklin Statue more from W. T O peacemaking, Clark showed a DC school be named for President Woodrow Wilson. What about a park for Benjamin's daughter? To D. C. Consider renaming the Washington Monument it should, according to a working group charged with identifying landmarks named for people with ties to slavery or those who oppressed communities of color. The group found of D. C's 3000 locations with namesakes 70% are named for white white men. men. 150 150 locations, locations, met met the the criteria criteria for for consideration consideration by by the the city city to to rename rename remove remove or or contextualized contextualized them, them, including including the the Jefferson Jefferson Memorial. Memorial. Columbus Circle. Foxhall Road, Upshur Playground, The Andrew Jackson Art Center. Brentwood neighborhood. Key Boathouse, The Benjamin Franklin statue. Alexander Graham, Bell High, Key Elementary and Elliot Hind middle See the list of locations and how the

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Isolation and Freudian Paranormal Slips

The Ladies of Strange

04:11 min | 1 year ago

Isolation and Freudian Paranormal Slips

"When eastern state penitentiary or Cherry Hill as it was known at the time was erected in eighteen, twenty nine and Francis Ville it was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country which country. I've never heard of the eastern state penitentiary. It's Bainian okay was. nope Cherry Point. Just Kidding Cherry Point with Carolina's where my brother was born Cherry Hill. It's still the same country. Back to it. So about that map. Okay, starting off the strong today. Did you mean which state? Even when I, you align. Oh, happy. Belated birthday by the way tiffany was going to mention it but I didn't want us to be all of them. You let that slide since it's your birthday week. All right. So from eighteen, twenty and From eighteen twenty, nine to nineteen seventy-one, the eastern state penitentiary in Pennsylvania United States of America north. America. Earth Opera Milky Way Galaxy. Belief operated as one of the most famous and most expensive prisons in history at its completion. The building was the largest emo-. I can keep saying that the largest and most expensive public structure ever record in the United States and quickly became a model for more than three hundred prisons. Worldwide Eastern state emerged from concerns of prison reformers in Philadelphia in the late eighteenth century when prisons held accused criminals only until their trials if convicted prisoners face public in corporal punishment in seventeen, Eighty, seven, a group of well known and powerful Philadelphians known as the Philadelphia Society for alleviating the miseries of public prisons. Oh. What is the please? Give me a what's it called acronym Yup Thank you the Fist Sim. Map. The FISA Abba Papa they met in the home of Benjamin Franklin. The members expressed growing concern with the conditions in American European prisons conditions at the Walnut Street jail, which is located directly behind independence hall were appalling open in Seventeen, seventy, seven, the Walnut Street Jail House accused men, women, adults, children's thieves. Murderers were all jailed together disease ridden dirty pins were rape and robbery were common occurrences. Okay. I know that this is an other movies and TV shows and everything. 'cause you know this is something that was prevalent in history but this reminds me of outlander haven't seen IT A. Girl Uni Watch it but there's a scene where Jason are like a season where he's in prison in its continue. Okay I think lots lots of prisons are bad. The jailers made little effort to protect the prisoners from each other. Instead, they sold prisoners alcohol up to nearly twenty gallons a day Jeez. Food Heat including clothing came at a price and it wasn't unusual prisoners to die from the cold or starvation and keep in mind. They were only cap until their trials because if they are found innocent, they were like, Oh, if they were found guilty day, we're usually guilt Dr Benjamin rush spoke on the society's goal to see the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania set the international standard in prison design. He was convinced that crime was a quote moral disease and suggested a house of repentance were prisoners could meditate on their crimes experienced spiritual Ra- Morrison undergo rehabilitation good for him. What's his name again? Dr Benjamin Rush Okay you rush rush come down on the Cocoa Award Good Just hear me out for pages. The concept grew from enlightenment thinking but no government had successfully carried out such a program. It took the society more than thirty years to convince the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to build this kind of prison. But in eighteen twenty, one, Pennsylvania legislature appropriated two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for eastern state and thus began a revolutionary new building on the farmland outside of Philadelphia at twenty twenty, seven Fairmont Avenue all

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The New American Library

After The Fact

05:35 min | 1 year ago

The New American Library

"When was the last time you went to the library? Was It for a book a movie? Even a toy. Was it for an exercise class, or maybe it's one of the few places where you're able to access the Internet. For the future trusts I'm Dan La Duke, and this is after the fact. Libraries aren't just about books anymore and haven't been for a long time. But. They've always been about the democratization of information. Thanks to Benjamin Franklin it was about this time of year on July. First 1731 that Franklin created the first free lending library in Philadelphia it signaled a real change in the world that America, not yet its own country. Was a place where information could be available to everyone turns out. That concept has become a cherished one. The Pew Research Center reports that seventy eight percent of Americans say public libraries provide information, and here's the key part information that is trustworthy and reliable. That's no small thing in this digital information age when many people are also saying they have trouble. Sorting fact from fiction sounds like something we're talking about and celebrating and joining us to do just that is Carla Hayden the Librarian of Congress the fourteenth person and the first woman and African American to serve in that role. So Carla Hayden Welcome. It's a delight to talk to you. Thank you. This is a great time to talk about libraries this time of year this podcast likes to talk about the importance of certain American institutions and how they've made our country great. We are right around the fourth of July. That's whenever we want is sort of paying attention to the Declaration of independence, and that's an important thing, but there's another another big American holiday that people may not realize on July first back in seventeen, thirty one when Ben Franklin created the first library in this country beckoned those days. What was the stated goal of a library? And how how if any way is it different? Than the goals today. Benjamin Franklin if you remember was a bookseller and a lover of books, and that time books were very rare and very expensive, and they could only be obtained with great difficulty and so Ben, Franklin. Wanted to have a membership society, The Philadelphia Library Company and he started the idea of lending library and it was in this time. They weren't a nation yet, but it was starting and the idea that. Information and ideas should be free and not clasp out. So that library was created not scholars, the rich one class, but for people who could not afford to have their own, and as time in the decades progressed I mean. The other founding fathers Thomas. Jefferson, being one of them recognize the need for the institution that you now head the library of Congress. It's IT'S A. It's the biggest in the world for for for one thing. Why was there this decision back then to create a library of Congress and National Library sorts in eighteen, Fifteen The British destroy the US capital and there were about twelve hundred. Legal books near for Congress and I've been told, and even shown the fireplace in the capital where the British actually use some of those books, those initial books to start that fire, and at that time Thomas Jefferson the great collector books at the largest personal collection of books in the country at that time. Had retired to Monticello, and he offered to sell his collection to the country to start the library of Congress, and it included the Koran. It was a universal collection. The idea that Congress needed more than just legal books soon said there is no subject to which member of Congress may not have occasion to refer the democratization of information was The whole democracy notion was pretty new in the world in those days. How important is the free flow of information in libraries? ROLE IN OUR DEMOCRACY? Libraries have been almost bastions of equal opportunity to information. The idea that anyone could have access to books. And what more importantly was contained in them was the great equalizer in unifier in many ways now there were difficulties in this country as you could imagine in the Jim Crow South. On there was the segregation of public libraries like public facilities, and that was something that even carried over into some of the northern. A states that had as they call them colored branches. Actually were designated, but that idea. Of A library, being a place as librarians like to say, books could battle it out on the shelves. You put. A book about one thing there and the possibly opposing idea book that describes in another idea. Right next to it and let the public decide.

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

Listen Money Matters

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

"All the stories that you've read about like, so take James altrusa. You know, he's like one of these like big ones talk about his rise and fall and rise and fall, and there's a million ones and the stories are always the same. He's on my shit list. Right. I, and I know I know why. But, but you know, the story is still worth the story. And the thing is you're you're a humble person when you were born, and then you learned all these things found success. Hopefully, and if you let that get in your is it will blind you to the obvious Leman brothers. I was filled with around everyone was brilliant all million times smarter than me. But they're all too smart to see them. It was it was hubris and many times in my life. I have caught myself sadly after not being humble, and I think it is the easiest destroyer. How has been Franklin humble? So he was incredibly humble he was incredibly generous. Like there was this thing where like he'd earned his first money and he'd bought three loaves of bread. And he like literally gave one to you know, woman and the child and kept one from self, you know, as and I think. His his view on. It was that. He is no better than. Yeah. Right. I mean, this is a quote that you have here. Naf ri- not by him. But it moves me deeply. You want to sit shit. It's it's humility is not thinking less of yourself. It's thinking of yourself less. So you can be confident you could be successful. Yes. But you don't have to think about yourself constantly. Yeah. And you'd probably better off if you did. I think that's a good place to end it. What do you think? Yes. I think Benjamin Franklin is a great. I think I would I recommend the book. The biography. If you're into politics, which I am. But at a certain point of the book I shall off. Yeah. But a lot of the early his early life is it's fascinating. As an entrepreneur, it's incredibly fascinating. He has these things called a June toes, which are these these basically the original if you're familiar with the with the mastermind is in this online space that we live in. It's when a bunch of people get together to the masterminds, he invented the master. Well, he invented. Yes. He invented the. I'm I'm saying that he invented the mastermind as soon as I read that. I was like oh trinity the mastermind. This guy's ridiculous. Yeah. He was he was prolific. He was a constant creator. He he was a a diplomat. He brought people together. He was a he was a man of Philadelphia. He he renaissance man like just did it all. And was humble about it. And you know, obviously, we never got to interview him like on a on a podcast, and we never got to see him talk on TV. He's never get back to us. It's kinda ridic-. It's yeah. It's been a constant struggle trying to get him on the show. But. We don't know everything, but we know is in writing and accounts of him in letters that he wrote to his wife, you know, back and forth from overseas. So we got a lot about them. But, you know, everyone, you won't always be all these things you won't always be content. You always be humble when always Milan. But if you could be half these things half the time, you're doing pretty damn good. There you go. So if you missed anything where you think we missed anything will everything in the show notes don't worry about that..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

Listen Money Matters

04:04 min | 3 years ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

"And we're back. Let's talk about some more Benji Frank. This is probably my favorite Benjamin Franklin thing ever. Yeah. It is. It's been so valuable to me one. It has worked the when I lose it. I'm useless mess. Couldn't agree with you more about me. Yeah. Means being a great thing. And being a good thing. And and there is an and I think we'll we have to include a either a link to this or something in the show notes there. He he literally mapped out his day. And he has a solid routinely does every day. And I'm sure, you know, I know myself, I am a we're all creatures of habit. I literally know how your morning works because you've explained it to me multiple times. And I have a similar like robotic routine that I go through it wasn't like I crafted this wasn't like I was like, oh, I need to do these things in this order, you know, like the morning routine phenomenon that's out there on you read, any medium post, or whatever fuck all that ultimate x stuff. Like if you have to check a box when you brush your teeth. I think I've gone too far. You miss the signs. Yeah. You missed your turn off. Yeah. You must be exit. But but routine is there's bliss in routine, and I think routine is meditation. You know, there is so, you know, people talk about like hacking your mind, body, whatever I think the or the only true hack that I have found is routines. And like, I relate it to the fact that I could have a full conversation. Chew gum, do whatever. While I tie my shoes because I don't I literally do not use my brain to do this. And whenever you can put something in your life into autopilot like that like it's like a cheat code. Yeah. So there's this thing that he drew it starts from five AM and ends at four AM. So it's a whole full twenty four hours, and he has a broken down to these boxes and in the morning. He asked himself what good shall I do this day? Just such a, you know, sixty. And century thing to do or what is it seventeenth eighteenth century in the do in the evening? He asked what good have I done today? Which is great. So that's. Reflects. Yep. Great pre mortem postmortem love it. Okay. So the first thing he does at fuck and five AM right reading this. Right. Yeah. Okay. So I mean, hey. This time net flicks. So he went to bed early, of course. And I don't know what time he went. He went to sleep when the sun went down. Yeah. And what's interesting is he doesn't sleep that long. If you look at this. But anyway, he rises washes addresses and address power fhu powerful goodness in imprint arena. Italics contrived as business and take the resolution the resolution of the day. All right. Prosecute the present study and breakfast. It's basically that's hours in the morning five to seven. So he cleans himself eats thinks about what he's gonna do. Yeah. Does something like weird bent BJ? Bef shit. Shit. It'd be part of it. I don't know. Yeah. Then from then jamming he's been jamming. All right. And then from. It looks like about eight till eleven he works..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

Listen Money Matters

04:30 min | 3 years ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

"That's I feel like I definitely embodied that early when I earn early but kind of late I think blues at least later in life early as compared to today, but you sure had a shitty situation. Delta to you. And you took it upon yourself to fix it by learning. Really? Yeah. And look I learned fixing. And I have all things that I've messed up and still fixing and learning and forever fixing forever. Learn like, I will be like, you know, not to say, it's this person's fault. I take full responsibility. But this person did X Y Z, and I will say whatever. But at the end of the day, you're the one who's gonna fix it or not totally. I think you gotta learn to love the problem solving. Yeah. Like the life has a puzzle so treat it that way. You know, like figure out, you know, I was we're actually building a puzzle recently. And I'm like why the fuck Donald puzzle. There's no point to this. Besides at the end the pictures on. But it is. Kind of like I like doing it. It's like, I can see it. We bought Legos for Christmas just to build just like not even like a spaceship, Legos, just like blocks. No, no, no, no. We bought like a boat LEGO thing, but you can do multiple things with it. But anyway, it's good into three puzzle. I was like a guy like this. It's figuring out shit. Yeah. It's cool at six patients in time. But yeah, you gotta you gotta own it. Basically, you know in other in for lack of a better word is own your shit. Buy some books. Start reading get yourself out of it yourself out, slowly, but surely debt, well, you got debt it ain't going away. Now, it's time to get rid of it. Like, right such is life. So. The next one is studied diligence is the way to wealth. Now, obviously, we are advocates of that. For sure. You know, it's funny to read anybody's backstory and earn not even backstory to know about anybody's existence. We know about Ben Ben Benjamin Franklin, but we don't know about each and every day that he lived his life struggling, we only know, hey, the bifocals highway. Kite. Yeah. The highlights we did we get the highlight reel. But the do work every day. He was not an overnight success. Yeah. It took him a says it took a decade to move. From to be there. Prentice to printing house actually owning his own printing house in and then being a politician. Like, it's I mean, this guy the years we just get the highlight reel. So you you've built a business that supports you. And yeah, you know, what has however many articles on it or whatever. And it's easy to look at something like that. I mean, like how could I ever and it's one article two time consistently. I can't stress this enough. My whole life is built off of that principle, and he has come from that because I'm not super smart. Just stubborn. You know, this is a really hard because I could sit here and say to you it took me ten plus years to get where I am now in in starting my own business. Like starting my own business. Took me ten plus years. Am I proud of that a hundred fucking percent, right? You clocked in everyday dude Klockner, I just had to I. But also, I loved it. I loved every day doing it. It's like loving the fixed loving the learn love in the process, but I can't say the same thing about my health. You know, it I always struggle with that. I can't get a somehow for the life of me, you know, like need to own the responsibility. And I need to say, okay. Like, I gotta do something small everyday. Because all I always try to do it quickly. I'm I'm the get rich quick person of losing. So that's what I could get in the world. And then if you have a heart attack because you didn't get up from your desk. It was kinda for not right? Exactly. So, but I am that like so there is different avenues. I think it's like just understanding that you know, I am not going to lose a million pounds overnight. It's not going to happen. I'm not even going to do it in a month. It's gonna take me multiple years..

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"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

Listen Money Matters

05:00 min | 3 years ago

"benjamin franklin" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

"I should start guessing if you're drinking beer from weld works. I mean, it's it's like, you know, it's one of the nicest breweries in the state, and I I just I just drove there on Saturday to go the ton of righty stuff. It's always use of different. Can they do last year? They brewed one hundred different beers. Whoa. Yeah. That was their goal this year. I don't think they're doing nearly as many. But yeah, there's always a variety. I just my friend almost brought over he forgot to bring it on Christmas Eve, but he an eggnog barley wine. Yeah. I didn't need have it. Either way. I have a mint chocolate chip stout that I just got from them. Yeah. Anyway to catchphrases brought to you by the man of the hour who were talking about Benjamin Franklin. That he said that NBA Email or Twitter time time travel. Oh time travel. Yeah. So today we're talking about how to be like Benjamin Franklin. Turns out he's he was a pretty wicked awesome guy. Yeah. I read his biography by Walter Isaacson, which I think is like the biography master, he gets all the good ones. Yeah. He does get all the good ones or picks. Other good ones. We'll actually Steve Jobs went to him. And we're like, you're my body Griffey. I liked the beginning of it. And then as soon as he got into the politics, I was like. This is news fast for me for me. But his early life is I mean fascinating like, he was certainly doer. And we're going to talk about all of those things. So let's let's get into some of the things because like his he has got a lot of principles that we can sort of relate to personal finance. Should I read this thing right here that says life isn't a game of intelligence? It's a game of wisdom Benjamin Franklin may have been one of the wisest men that existed. Well ahead of his time. And that is certainly true. I I would say don't read the all right? Well, I just did. So. I was I just kind of right? Like what the owners of the episode, and it was this. There was interesting thing I was reading where someone were so every year or most many years Warren Buffett does thing where you can. Bid to get lunch with him. And then he, and then he donates to charity, and this guy, you know, asked him during lunch like who would you like to meet, and he was like Isaac Newton because he was the smartest guy. Yeah. Like possibly ever or are. So also, also reclose right? I mean to get all that stuff done. You can't really talk, right and work, right? And throwing apples in the air. That's right. And then like Warren Buffett was like, you know, and Benjamin Franklin, and he was like he thinks he's was the wisest person. Yeah. That that he knows of and after looking through some of his stuff like he certainly was wise beyond his times. Yes. There's certainly a lot to get from the from the biography. And very responsible with his money and a businessman, a hard worker and a politician a renaissance man, and we're gonna talk about some of the virtues and core principles that he lived his life by and see what we can gain from that in our two thousand nineteen existence from his hailing from the future, you could even maybe gleaned something in twenty twenty. Yeah. And he loved fucking prostitutes over in France, baby. No, no that one. We're not getting into that part of his life. Well. Infidelity ranch strong in that one. So let's let's right aside from that part of his life. Let's take some principles this first one is accept full responsibility for your life. And what do you what is what did he meet? What do you think he meant by that? So so he was born a poor, man. Yeah. His family was not wealthy. And he he made a ton out of himself because he he could've walled in the fact that like, you know, he was born with such terrible circumstances terrible. But you never money, and whatever I took responsibility and made something of himself. And oftentimes. I we from emails we get, you know, people blame their financial situation on their their parents, or there's -nificant other or some this thing that happened to them, and, you know, shit happens..

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