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Why Everything Leaders Are Taught About Growth Is Wrong
"Over the years. The accelerate your business growth podcast has gained. Recognition is a great resource for small business owners. Sales professionals entrepreneurs business leaders. And that's because of the guests are these are folks who have expertise in particular areas of business and they join me for conversation where they share that expertise with all of you. Today is no different. My guest today is benjamin. Markovits a champion for growth a leadership expert and the founder and ceo of the rise institute which advances the understanding that human beings can grow and develop beyond their estimations and that expecting radical gross from those who struggle can and should be the norm using his expertise consulting work background in education and boots on the ground research on human behavior. Ben helps leaders accelerate their work and generate breakthrough performance in their employees. He believes the world will be transformed if people understand and recognize the possibilities for growth. Within every i just love that thanks so much for joining me today. Thank you for having me dance to be here absolutely so i am curious if you would share with listeners. Some of the things that you learned when you were working in education that have actually transferred over to business. Thank thank you for that opportunity. I i think it's just a really important thing when you're teaching kids in a school to feel that you are their leader and the distinction of being a leader of kids in a school is that you take full responsibility for their performance and so when as often the case kids. Do not grow as fast as you want. There's never any doubt that that responsibility is yours. And as i moved into being a leader of teachers. I recognize that that was just as important a relationship to have between me and them as their adult leader and as i discovered a branch out into other fields that that was a mindset that was i think unfortunately not not common so the approach to folks who don't perform well in the typical organization is to assume that that's their responsibility not their leaders responsibility. And that's okay if you can move them out and replace them rather quickly But i do think there are missed opportunities for growth that actually think many effective teachers know that many effective leaders of adults. Don't that's really interesting. So so cash that sends me like It is it part of what teachers are taught. You know as far as how to manage a classroom and how to get the most out of kids and that sort of thing yeah. I think it's the good teachers know this whether or not you have teachers who are actually measuring their results looking to improve learning in their classroom. If you look across those who really do an exceptional job. They all share this. One characteristic of how they culturally build their classroom. And this is something that i think. Most leader should pay attention to if they're looking to create a really accelerated business model. And it's something that i've you know over time nicknamed the growth cycle Which is a developmental idea. Very common ineffective classrooms less common among leaders of Of bigger organizations that anybody can really use to help everybody do a better job and particularly those who we think. just can't improve and and it holds that under performers typically need their identities elevated before their performance improves so thinking about from a student perspective. If you are a child who gets dis. You often think you're a d. student and we usually respond to that by saying well. Here's what you need to do to get a sometimes that that works. But i think rarely because usually that student is in a vicious cycle i get dis their formity student. I keep getting these and so on the growth cycle as us to change that statement to get dis. But i'm actually a student which creates more curiosity and motivation and confidence and planning so the vicious cycle can actually become virtuous one when we as leaders make that happen when teachers says you're a student we both know that. Let's see how we can start showing that here and then noting incremental progress
Iran: Horror without end – Strikes and protest continue
"Protests on the streets of terror. On following the killing of Iran's top nuclear physicist, the London and ABC. Julie McFarland must inform me today he was the driving force behind Iran's atomic weapons program, the country's most renowned nuclear scientists, as well as a senior officer in that elite force, known as the IRGC in 2018. He was even named by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a presentation about Iran's nuclear program and 10. Years ago, the Iranian government said that Israel was behind the assassination off four other of their nuclear scientists who were killed between 2010. On 2012. Now. Israel has never publicly confirmed or denied involvement in these assassinations, but has always said that they will never tolerate a nuclear Iran at ST
Iran prepared to strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist
"News, the mysterious killing of Iran's chief nuclear scientist is raising tensions with the nation's relationship with Israel. Iran's president blamed Israel for the assassination of its top nuclear scientists, while the supreme leader vowed to retaliate. Israel did not comment, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once called out the scientist by name in a speech. Israeli embassies have reportedly gone on high alert. Hearing Iranian retaliation. Robert
Iran's top nuclear scientist killed
"April 2018, the Israeli Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made a dramatic presentation in English of what he said was a huge Israeli intelligence hall. He said it proved that Iran had pursued a nuclear weapons program. On the stage. Behind him were shelves full of ring binders and dozens of CDs. Microphone in hand. He gave a lengthy power point presentation. At one point. He emphasized that one off the main Iranian nuclear scientists was a man called Mohsen Factory today. Key part of the plan was to form new organizations to continue the work. This is how Dr Muslim Fuck is a dead head of project about put it, remember that name Fuck is a day. So here's his director. That's right here. And he says the general aim is to announce the closure of project Ahmad. But then he adds special activities. You know what that is? Special activities will be carried out under the title of Scientific Know how developments. Remember that name, said Mr Netanyahu will on Friday. Most in factories today was killed by a gunman just outside Tehran. Iran has accused Israel of the assassination on the president has sent. Rouhani said that the killing of their top nuclear scientists will not slow down Iran's nuclear program. This is what Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif, tweeted on Friday. Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today, this cowardice with serious indications of an Israeli roll shows desperate warmongering of the perpetrators. Iran calls in the international community and especially the European Union. And their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror. Well, there's been no response so far from Israel. Let's speak to the BBC's chief International correspondent Lease Do Set, whose lives on the line from Saudi Arabia is Capital, Riyadh and in the region as a whole lease. Presumably people are still digesting this news and the significance of it. Adjusting and worrying about the news. I have to say, because the region divides along those who would firmly back this Alliance, If you like between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, the Saudi leadership on by the team of President Trump in regarding Iran is the main enemy in the region, and that would include the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who recently signed Theo peace deals as they were called with the state of Israel, But countries like Iraq Lebanon. Syria, which have very close ties to Iran, one way or the other will be worried because what we've seen in the past when retaliation comes and it is certain to calm in some form at some time. It is often executed in the region through proxies. So I think the region as a whole is nervous. But they were nervous already because there is a growing sense in the region that this is being regarded but particularly by Israel and Saudi Arabia as a last moment to try to inflict crippling blows on Iran's nuclear program before the new team of President Biden enters the White House, talking about Joining the 2000 and 15 nuclear deal that President Trump pulled out of and has been trying to destroy ever since. If that retaliation is, as you say, certain to common, it will probably happen. In the region. When you look back at what Iran has done in the past, when faced with similar situations, what has it tended to do by way of retaliation? This is a very sensitive moment fraught with risk and Iran. Knows that everyone knows that and not not just in the region, but in many Western capitals as well. The If Iran retaliates now there is a risk and it knows it that there will be another retaliation and that the region could again be plunged into even greater attention. Just as a new administration takes takes pop power in Washington, and this will jeopardize what is already going to be a very, very difficult effort. Try to get a negotiating track underway between the United States and Iran and the other big powers who were involved in the 2000 and 15 nuclear deal. So it Zaveri dangerous because Iran summon Iran maybe thinking we must retaliate because many will remember that after the assassination of Awesome Sulamani almost a year ago. The remained scene is the main architect of of Iran's policies across the region. There was a retaliation but a limited one. It wasn't a to use a word that's often used a spectacular one. But Iran must be wondering now. Well, what will we do This time? Our honor is at stake. Our strategic interests are at stake, but they may also fear that they're being Baited If you like that, if they attack that will be a signal for an even greater escalation by its enemies in the region. It's very, very, very difficult balance now. And everyone knows that If the Israelis are behind this, what are they? What are they thinking about the possible consequences of it? Do you believe Benjamin Netanyahu has had one driving ambition. You heard him in 2000 and 18. I wasn't the only time he brought a big power point presentation to the world stage to warn the world about the evils of Iran but the evils of there not just a nuclear program but of weaponized dead nuclear program. It has to be said that Yah yah! YAH also investigated and believe that that program was shelved in 2000 and three. They also talked to the report about most in factories a day. But since then, Israel, Israeli and American intelligence have believed despite Iran's denials that that program is continuing, so I think I mean, I can't put myself in the shoes of Israeli intelligence, the Saudi leadership, but Regard the greatest danger as Iran. Anything else pales in comparison least Thank you very much. Indeed. At least two set in Riyadh some thoughts from my guests and Holly Dagres. I mentioned at the start of the program that you're Appearance today is timely. What's your take on this? Well, I think we need to look for a moment at that Power Point presentation and April 2018 after Netanyahu gave his power point to an audience of one that being President Donald Trump. Weeks later, he withdrew unilaterally from the Iran nuclear agreement and reimpose sanctions as part of his maximum pressure policy. We're now a little over two years into that maximum pressure policy, and it has proved to be a failure. It has neither changed the country's behavior nor trigger the regime's collapse in Iran. And so what's been happening here is that in the past couple of weeks U S President Donald Trump actually asked his national security team, at least after reports tell us and sought options to strike Iran over its nuclear program. And so while it was, he was dissuaded from a military strike. This possibly could have been one of the options that was floated to respond to the latest nuclear build up, which is that as part of The sanctions. Iran has decided for the past year it is going to it's going tol continue aspects or breach aspects of the nuclear court until these sanctions are removed. So essentially, this could very much be a last ditch effort by the Trump administration to tempt her on to retaliate. And scuttle any future diplomacy.
Scientist who allegedly led Iran's military nuke program killed
"An Iranian scientist named by the West is the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed today in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran. Iran's foreign minister is saying that the killing bears serious indications of an Israeli role, but did not elaborate. Israel is long suspected of killing several Iranian nuclear scientists a decade ago. It declined to immediately comment. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once told the public to remember the name This scientist.
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
"In an apparent assassination and the country's foreign minister is accusing Israel. Fox is Benjamin Hall with the latest This is a major blow to the Iranian nuclear program must've factors are they is not only the head of that program. He is the man known as the father of the Iranian bomb, and he's reportedly being on a Mossad hit list for many, many years. This is someone that Secretary Pompeo Netanyahu have mentioned by name and he was ambushed in a wealthy suburb outside Tehran. The Attackers reportedly blew up a truck as he passed by with his bodyguards. Then five of them got out and opened fire on his car. It is a remarkably audacious, sophisticated operation in the heart of Iran. Iranian foreign minister is already blaming Israel on an adviser to supreme leader Khamenei has said the U. S. Is seeking war, adding that Iran would quote descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed Marta. Have you bought a mega million's ticket? Yet? The
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
"Iranian state TV says an Iranian scientists that Israel alleged let Islamic Republic's military nuclear program and to list the spending in the early two thousands was killed in a targeted attack that saw gunmen it use explosives and machine gun fire Israel declined to immediately comment on the killing of moss and **** he's out there he's ready prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu once called out in a news conference saying remember that name Israel has long been suspected of carrying out a series of targeted killings of Iranian nuclear scientists nearly a decade ago state TV says **** result that was attacked by armed terrorist elements he died at a local hospital of the doctors and paramedics couldn't revive him I'm sorry I shockingly
Israel's Netanyahu reportedly met with Saudi crown prince in historic first
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince in the kingdom Sunday, according to three Saudi government advisors, their first known meeting Made US push to normalize ties between the long time foes. The Saudis and the Israelis met Sunday. Without the Palestinians involved in the negotiations Contrary completely contrary to what Senator what secretary state then 2016 John Kerry said. Saudi Arabia is denied the meeting took place. Israel has not That's that was the headline yesterday. Wall Street Journal. Now, September 2020 this year September of this year, Israel has signed a new peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates at the White House. That's you, eh? Another Saudi country without the without the Palestinians involved whatsoever, signing a peace deal at the White House with the Israelis. Two examples. John Kerry was completely wrong. And the current secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, was instrumental And being a negotiator, a moderator, a go between in both sets of negotiations. It can happen. The Palestinians do not have to be involved in any negotiations, and John Kerry could not have been more wrong about it in 2016, and that may be very well. The reason why he was not chosen to be secretary of state again and is now overseeing climate change. Yeah, he's going to focus on climate. Well, that's according to Joe Biden, but that's maybe one of the reasons and that's why we wanted to roll out that audio clip because he did not read the room at all in the Middle East properly. He missed
Sell Almost Anything You Can Dream Of with Russell Brunson
"Russell. Say what's up to fire nation and sheer something interesting about yourself. That most people don't new what's a fire nation All right the first thing. I can think of the people probably know about me. Is that like i am. Deathly scared of cats have not touched the cat in over twenty years The last time. I touched a cat and mice will shut for three days and i have not touched. A cat said the my in-laws are cat people. So i literally go their house and i stand there and don't touch it. Well i can tell you. Can kate sorry. It was actually a campus and she was growing up. Her family always had one or two times. And i was the opposite. I was always a dog person. Springer spaniels my whole life and finally during quarantine because we used to travel all the time. In fact you. And i are supposed to be out in fiji recently. We weren't able to do that and we had a bunch of trips are ozzy cancelled. So i finally able to convince kate to get a dog with me so we now we have got him when he was two months old. But now we have a seven month old golden doodle. His name is gas and one reason why you'll love him russell's because he's hypoallergenic no shedding which was what i needed. Not because i was allergic to anything but just like. That's the one thing i don't like about. Dogs is the shedding. So gus is the perfect dog. I love him to death and follow me on instagram. If you want to see. Some great dog gussied dog video so russell as i t's earlier during the introduction. We're talking today about how to sell almost anything that you can flip in dream of and you have helped so many people do just that for so many years. I've been an avid click. Finals promoter and user for years and years and years now multiple to calm clever wars. All the nine yards. I mean i absolutely love. Click finals. I wanted to bring you back on. Because you've done something recently that again you just stay out of the curve. You continue to revolutionize stuff for so long like webinars were just boring like slides and then they have a talking head from time to time. There's an like and then you came out with this webinar. It's so spectacular because it's not lake. It's like this. Unbelievably new groundbreaking knowledge. I mean it's such important fundamental knowledge that you need to know fire nation. But it's how he delivers it with the stories and then the cartoons and the videos in the mix and the mismatch like i literally russell went back and watched one of my webinars and i hate it now. Like i hate my webinar. Because you so. I'm gonna follow your lead. My man and i'm going to mix up fire nation. Ill fire dot com slash. Click webinar just go over there. Watch this webinars free. It's amazing will up your game and it will help your business for the content but also for the presentation style you fire dot com slash click webinar and the title is the weird almost backwards. Funnel secret that is currently being used by underground group of entrepreneurs including myself to sell almost anything you can of so russell. Break that down for us. Yeah definitely so the group of entrepreneurs these are like my tribe. My people right. We call ourselves funnel hackers and a lot of people like don't turn means initially and for us. It's like all about trying to reinvent the wheel and figure things out from the beginning. It's like let's look and see what's working currently right and so looking at other people's funnel people's businesses and looking at as a model then create something new and unique outlook and i think that When i got started in business online. I thought i had to figure everything out. I was trying to be creative all the time and it really really struggled until i said that there's people who've been doing this for a long time and they're just trying to reinvent the will let me see what they're doing and what are the tweaks and changes. I can get my product or my service into the structure that they've proven his work and you know this is well anyone in in the online business like the art and the science right in the science doesn't change the framework. It's like the frame of a house right like that's that that doesn't change and so it was figuring what what's the framework. What's the funnel the things that we know work in the process that works the price points at work and then on top of that we. We've in our own art. Our own products our own messaging. And when you figure out how to do that we call funnel hacking. That's the that's the secret and now we've had people doing this. We have over one hundred hundred and twenty one hundred thirty thousand active members and click finals right now. We see it happening in every market in the world which has been so cool because it was kind of a new concept you know five or six years ago now. We're seeing it happen everywhere now. Literally i mean. I lost entrepreneurs on fire eight years ago and that didn't exist and i remember you coming and bringing of this phrase this term. You know this lifestyle back five six years ago. And i've washed it you know. Do it has done over the past five or six years. It's been absolutely amazing and fire nation. What we're doing next. We're going to go through the three main themes that russell talks about throughout the webinar. Now of course we're not gonna go into super depth on these because you're gonna watch the webinar for that and it's free and it's visual and it's beautiful and it's breathtaking at times like you need to watch for that reason but russell let's start with funnel hacking and how to ethically steel over a million dollars worth of funnel hacks from your competitor for under a hundred dollars. That's one benjamin taken away. Yes so this is something. I the concept i the principal i learn. Issue tony robbins. Who's a friend of both of ours. And tony said if you want to be successful in life you need to model those who are already successful and all parts of life. I like in in sports in business and everything and And so for me. I remember i was at an event and i heard this guy Showing one of his finals one time to talk about what they did how they did it and like all the money they spent all this stuff and i remember looking at that and i was like i'm never going to figure those things out and then for moment i stop and say what a minute. What if what. If i if i just looked at what he did and it looked like he had a product here and there was up selling the down so this was the process took someone to where if i took that again that framework and then i just weaved in my own product mountings into it and so i was kind of the idea. We'd have a name for back then. I would call frontal hiking today. But i i use that. And so i. This is before click funds probably seven or eight years ago is launching supplement at because i love supplements supplement. I know how to do it. So i found somebody who had to supplement funnel i looked at the structure. They'd proven would work to sell supplements. And i took that structure. I built my own supplement. You know put my own copy. My own words mount phrase by us use. There's is kind of a model like a business model. This is what we need to do and And we launched it and it blew up and we got huge and what was cool about it was. i didn't have to go and do tons of market researcher. All these things. All i had to do is literally go to the person's funnel and buy their product like put my credit card on my wallet spent a hundred bucks. I bought the product. And i was able to see everything right what we see some his website or a page. And it's like the tip of the iceberg but by paying buying the person's product and bunnell hacking him as able to see oh after they after someone buys a product sell them with this and they down so at this and this is the process. After i saw the process look like as the model that for my supplement. And that's how we were up to grow supplement company
"benjamin o" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"That song survived but think about that. He goes into the basement and says okay. I got a strip this down even more write a whole new batch of songs and he wrote that debut and cars album coming before i ever even wrote this book. I told you i was a big fan. I mean every son on this thing has been a little rock radio and he wrote that all in one back within a few months thing that is so we know the rest know the history of the cars. So then benjamin. He decided to when all was said and done for the moment with the cars do his first solo album the lace and eighty six and he crow co wrote the music to deliver ix with his girlfriend. Diane page right is her name. Saying becky rankles and the album. They had one hit. I.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Stuff predates that a little bit. Not that. I didn't like it though. There's just rock and roll was a little different in the fifties and the sixty s so it did make the songs but i mean i'm not gonna sit here and say that i'd probably go out of my way to to go and get these songs on although i do have recordings of them now. I like the songs though. It was just kind of a different styled and what i'm normally used to doing. But then he went into another tana style. Which was sort of like crosby stills nash kinda style with leather leatherwood and then milk would maybe a little bit of. Did you research Yeah well like. I said you know. He was living in the ohio area early in his life and he actually met rick Rick was also in that area. Rick is originally from the baltimore area but when he was Early high school years His family moved to the cleveland area. Right in cleveland but that area so he also became a musician. Obviously so his bands and benz bans. Were sort of playing the same circuits in the same clubs. So that's how they eventually mac and then they decided to have a band together and they toiled around. The cleveland area michigan I tell you this was. They won an overnight success. I tell you they really. They were on the road and were you know quote unquote starving musicians for a long time. They went to new york for a while to try to get a record deal. That didn't work. Came back to cleveland again. So they were together for almost a decade before finally decided okay. It's just not working in this area. I wanna go to boston. It's a college town you know here. It's a really hip scene. There's you know because it's a college town. There's always a place to play as far as college parties and clubs and the club scene was really big in boston at the time so rick decided to go to boston and then didn't go with him at first This is you know the early seventies now and ben had lost his dad so he decided he wanted to go to boston. You wanted to stay back. In cleveland and be with his mom and kind of help her get back on her feet and make sure she was okay but then after about six months or so. 'cause we're getting a hold of ben saying you gotta come to boston. You gotta come eventually when benn felt comfortable enough to you. Know leaves The area in cleveland. The felt like his mom was doing okay. He actually went to boston and they started a ban there. And that's where it comes in they You know the early seventies at the time that whole acoustic folk king you know. Still the nash. Kinda thing was big for a few years in that that you know it was always. There's always an audience for it but it was really big for years and early seventies. They actually started out as they do all in a houston dual and we're just playing bars and clubs and they did that for a while and they actually got a record deal and the milk would album came out But it didn't do very well so they kind of scrapped. Asshole idea was called. How's the how's the weather site. They're really they're really hard to find now. To a matter of fact I'm don't own a copy. But i've seen it before on ebay and the things they get like hundreds of dollars for that album now cars if you're a big cars the cars collector and you really want that thing you got to pay a few hundred bucks for it now. Leaders will love that. If they haven't heard right. Yeah if you have. A copy of nuke would There's a car fan out. There that will pay big bucks for it. I haven't i haven't taken the plunge on that one yet. I would like to have a copy of it. You know to have it. But i haven't gotten that far yet So anyway when milk would didn't really go anywhere Rick being the leader of the ban and the main songwriter decided to scrap that idea and he wanted to turn to more of a traditional rock. Sound i guess he was really into velvet underground as you know the whole thing That was his kind of deal back. Then so he stroked all down. Tried to be a rock band again. And that's when they brought in the other guys in the band and before they became the cars they were a band called. Captain sling stone. Asked me where that name comes from. Or how they got Rock band format was a rock band format but not quite Not quaint sounding like the cars. It was kind of it as more a smoother almost jazzy. You're kind of sounding like steely dan. Kind of sounds interesting so kind of inbetween acoustic sound and a hard rock sound. And they were capita swing for a while. And that's when they started to get noticed a little bit. It's elliot houston joint iraq. And and then they brought in greg hawkes as well And that's when they actually started to get a little airplay so now we're talking about nineteen seventy five and seventy six and back. In those days. Radio deejays had a little more freedom a lot more freedom than they do now now a dj has to look at a piece of paper and follow a format. And this is what. You're gonna play back then. Dj's were allowed to play things that they liked her new things that they thought the audience would like and there was a now famous dj in boston. Her name is maxine sartori and she's pretty well known She was known for helping. Aerosmith get started because obviously of course they were in the boston area. She helped billy squire in his early days and she went to a club one night and heard cap'n swing so they weren't even the cars yet and she really liked their songs and she met the guys in the van and she took a demo that they had made in local studio and she actually started putting it on the air. Wbz which of course you know. Iraq san and you're into radio you know a lot of people know you'd be c. n. I mean one of the most prolific rock stations ever in this country He started playing it on the air and people started liking it. And that's how they kind of got some momentum going and then of course they of course -lica- rick has been known to be kinda. He was kind of accused of being a dictator at times Not that that's really a bad thing not charge on. It's called being the main songwriter. So he decided the captain's swing thing was going okay but he wanted to strip it down even more and have a more of a basic rock sound. 'cause i had mentioned cap'n swing had a little jazzy or kind of horrible name. Captain swing and my idea. I said don't ask me where he got that name from. Because i don't know here's another one before cat and swing. They were called. Richard and the rabbits yes sounding name. I'm glad they talk back. Name of even gone in the mid sixties. Richard and the rabbits exactly so anyway. He decided to strip it down even more so thinking about that velvet underground kind of sound and also. Now we're talking around seventy seven seventy and this is also when you know. I hate to label music or labels genres. But it's when that more new wave is kind of sound coming in like blondie and talking heads and that's sound was starting to to you. Know be over the record charts so we stripped it down again and he went into his basement and he scrapped all the songs all the songs except for one or two that captain swing had been playing because they were doing. Original music with captain swing. They throw a covering here there but it was still original music they were doing scrapped all those songs and that's when he will all of the songs that appeared on that connick debut ours album swings song survive. Bye bye love oh nice. I think there's one more tune it's escaping me at the moment. The bye by laws is the one that stands out. I've heard some demos. There's floating around in the sand we call the cars fans The santa rama we hope and There some cap'n swing demos floating around. And i've heard those demos and by by rav is the one that stands out to me. It was a jazz. Steely dan kind of version of it. By the way. I.
Pompeo says U.S. will label anti-Israel BDS movement "anti-Semitic"
"Announcing that the U. S. Would brand the international Palestinian led boycott movement against Israel is anti Semitic and Barney groups that participate in it from receiving government funding. Those announcements largely symbolic, illustrating the deep ties between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mike Pompeo makes unprecedented visit to Israeli settlements
"U. S. Diplomatic visits to Israel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flies over the West Bank before landing in an Israeli settlement. His visit to a winery marks the first time a top U. S diplomat toward the disputed territory. Pompeo's trip is part of a larger campaign announced this week alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Punish organizations deemed anti Semetic, part of the new U. S Initiative and final gift to Israel from the Trump administration includes labeling products as made in Israel if they originate from settlements. Talk of Pompeii pose visit to an area that is considered illegally occupied under international law triggered protests with demonstrators lighting tires on fire and clashing with the Israeli military boxes.
Pompeo becomes first top U.S. official to visit Israeli settlement
"After visiting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top U. S officials to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. The visit is controversial because the settlements are considered illegal under international law,
Parents, students protest outside City Hall over NYC school closures
"The schools delivered a petition to City Hall today. Parents are saying they caved to the demands of teachers Union president Michael Mulgrew. One sign read de Blasio delivered shut down to UFT. Protest organizer Daniella Daniella Jam, Jam, Pell Pell says says it it is is not not the the teacher's teacher's fault fault are are the the ones ones that that are are educating educating and and taking taking care care of of our our Children Children and and did did and and giving giving their their all all every every single single day day and the guy in charge of them needs to realize that the teachers want to be teaching our kids in class protesters called on the mayor to follow the science. Random testing at city schools has turned up 0.2% of positive cases. Five year old Benjamin Sailing, sat on the pavement, writing out a sign for Mayor de Blasio to see my scientists. I want to go to school, and why? Because I really like it in City Hall Park, Marla Diamond WCBS news radio 8 80 Well in New Jersey, but a vehicle
'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks
"One of the things that outgoing president trump did during his term was pressured. China over the drug kills tens of thousands of americans each year and much of it does come from china so more than a year ago. China banned all types of feno related compounds. Now we have learned that it sellers have adapted. They are selling the individual chemicals that can be used to make the drug and they. You're selling those ingredients more or less openly online. Our beijing correspondent. Emily fang looked into this with help from data collected by the center for advanced defense studies analyst. Michael low muller worked together that data. We spoke with both of them. What exactly to china. Due in may two thousand nineteen they decided to ban any synthetic that resembled sentinel which was a big departure from what they did. Before of banning only specific at a time a few months after this band there was a big drug bust of drug trafficking ring in china. One person was sentenced to death other people sentenced to life in prison but then there was quiet and i was curious as to wear all these people who had been selling earlier had gone and what that world look like now with this span in place how do you go about trying to find that seemingly underground world. Well that's where michael comes in. We're interested in seeing how the supply chains were operating from the point of production through sale to us and when we're looking at The salen of things we found that a lot of this activity was occurring on the open normal internet so we were looking into various advertisements that go up on these different marketplaces platforms like alibaba and other chemical and pharmaceutical marketplaces that companies reposted for in advertisements for that no one other related substances so we saw that. It was a very much out in the open. You're telling me that you could just go to a normal website Maybe not exactly amazon but alibaba's a pretty big platform mean you could go and find these things. Yes we observe that. The bulk of federal related sales activity appeared to be occurring on the clear web on ecommerce websites such as alibaba but there are also other websites that vendors use a little maintain independent websites on also using social media to facebook. It's all current very much on the open. Was it easy for you to begin. Finding the exact locations even of people who were selling ingredients offended all vendors will rarely use the actual name for drugs. So you're not going to necessarily see an advertisement that says fennel for sale. But if you know that any no holly substances are being advertise. It's very easy to find even via a simple google search. Many of these company names that are listed alongside of these advertisements are real companies. You can look them up and the chinese registry and find identifying information for them including addresses. Emily thing in beijing. What did you do with that information. Because michael had found all of these vendors with addresses. I then went to see whether these people really existed in the places. They said they were on me. Found that many of them in fact were operating in clear daylight. Many of them had offices to do sales in the middle of quite large cities in apartment buildings in shopping malls in cubicle office buildings and it speaks to how difficult it is to stop factional compounds that are cheap to make you can ship thousands of doses at a time undetected sometimes and because of the internet. These people can directly reach clients in the us and mexico and europe from an apartment building and industrial china. Would you describe your visit to one of these places. One of the main vendors that i visited calls himself. Benjamin chen line and he was one of the more active anders that see for eighty s and npr. Were able to identify. I was able to find him in remote region which is in china's northwest and during the day he worked as a salesperson selling legitimate products used in steelmaking process out there but in addition to his regular job he was also selling sentinel precursors so the type of chemical ingredients used to make fennel as well as other synthetic drugs when i met chen and his employers office. He was very nervous. He ushered me into a conference room so his colleagues couldn't hear our conversation on when i confronted him as a person who secretly dealing deadly synthetic drugs on the internet. He denied everything you know. He said he himself was not involved in any of this however headshots of him linked to fennel precursor advertisements. Do match the man that i met the phone number provided on these advertisements matches the one that chen answered and that i texted him on as did the address that he listed for some of his websites so a bottom line question then has the flow of fentanyl from china to the united states been significantly interrupted in any way by china's law enforcement. I think when it comes to finish fennel reach in the united states from china. I would speculate that. There has been a decrease in that is tough to know for sure. Though we reached out to china for comment we reached out to the national narcotics control commission which is in charge of enforcing this ban. They said that they had not seen any legal sales of sentinel class. Chemicals online within chinese borders since the ban but due to the openness and cross-border nature of the internet. Any country would have a difficult time completely eradicated illegal information. So they're saying that they have not seen illegal activity but they cannot rule out that it's not happening what we've seen in china though. Is that some kind of online activity to sell. Fennel ingredients is still happening. The us drug enforcement administration does say that. Mail shipments attentional from china to the. Us have dropped dramatically since the ban but the also says that more and more of the essential ingredients are being shipped from china to mexico where the ingredients are made into finished venture capital and then sold again into the us so the flow has not stopped but the manner by which it's reaching. The us has changed realistically synthetic drugs. Vendors are finding ways to work around the spin and some ways that are technically legal even if the effect is to be selling deadly poisonous medic drugs to people outside of
Israel Rushes To Advance A New Settlement While President Trump Is Still In Office
"A. King. No, I'm definitive. You're supposed to use top representative to the Palestinians tried to talk down the protesters Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Spin, Kundan Burgdorf said. Hello, Peace and Hebrew But he gave up. I will not give a statement on that The circumstances wave my move to our cars and then we talk. Israel froze plans to build here years ago and President Obama's request. Juts between part of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, where Palestinians hope to have their capital and independent state. But Mickey's are a lawmaker close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tweeted that the plans settlement is quote an opportunity that will not return to strengthen our grip on the land of Israel. Jerusalem Deputy Mayor King worries what the Biden presidency will mean for settlements by then. We don't know so much about him, but he is no tramp. I'm sure about that it at the club was like by Trump Lab that Israel has accelerated its settlement building plans under Trump that worries you, representative von Bergdorf, deciding at this critical juncture. Meaning after a new president elect in the U. S. Has been voted give some observers the impression That the authorities want to create facts on the ground before the new president will take up office. In the past, President elect Biden has spoken out against settlement expansion. European diplomats say they're trying to stop this settlement plan. But a Palestinian man living next to the hilltop doubts they can. The European have no influence in this region. They can't object. We can also object, but I don't think that we can win, plus 82 year old retired gynecologist, Mohamed Othman. Thinks it's too late for a Palestinian state, with so many Israeli settlements dotting the land. Oh, situation is very, very, very critical now. The Palestinians. We have Nothing. And I think that the whole state will be Under Israel should control 10. Years ago, Biden was in Jerusalem when Israel announced building plans in another settlement. Biden came late to a dinner with Netanyahu and released a statement condemning the move. Just last week, Israel announced more new homes in that very same settlement that had worked biting before. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem
Thousands attend weekly protest against Israel's Netanyahu
"Of people gathering outside of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residents and what has turned into a weekly gathering calling for him. To resign. The protesters say Netanyahu is unfit to lead while he is on trial for corruption charges and because of how he has handled the pandemic.
Thousands attend weekly protest against Israel's Netanyahu
"Protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence and what's becoming a weekly gathering. Calling for the Israeli leader to resign. Protesters have been demonstrating for some five months now, saying Netanyahu was unfit to lead while he is on trial for corruption charges. And also because of his handling of the current virus crisis in the country, News and
"benjamin o" Discussed on Published...Or Not
"This is a three CR podcast and this is published or not. A good crime novel keeps you guessing until the very end and that's Wash Benjamin Stevenson has written in the other side of midnight. Welcome. Benjamin. I remain. San With it was the compare of TV show. I'm quite a bit from the book. Midnight, tonight was light entertainment masquerading as news human interest stories laced with gentle political ribbing harmless stuff. Now, I'm sure everybody recognizes this talk of TV show said let's hear how San. Seen by the all the Benjamin. Benjamin, would you mind reading from page seven plays? The Inter music will and Sam stopped talking spot a career in television still struck by the dazzle of it. Sam Mid had seemed to switch Mr Benign breath calm blue eyes locked board on camera. One anyone guests. He had to be a bit of a one the kid to host his own nightly television show in twenty nine and he delivered on that expectation wall. Everything about him polished image conscious if left a giant smile is take like American Republican voters why and strikes This from page seven very early in the book in the pop schooled, we interrupt this broadcast. So tell us what happened to San Northampton as an acetates delivering his opening monologue Bagel charming for the cameras and in the middle of it, he starts look a bit nervous the crew dots kind of wound up Wisey a bit these game they stopped to think that maybe he's GonNa propose go in the middle of the live TV broadcast at the end of the broadcast reaches into his pocket and instead of pulling Anna a bring he pulls out a gun and shoots himself live television and ask state hardening of the book. One million people witnessed it not since brought the Harry just doesn't believe it was suicide. He wants. Jack. Quick to investigate it. Where does Harry Guard to ask Jack to take on this kinds? Harry has to convince Jack to take on the case from prison because Jack has wound up in prison at the end of the events of last novel. So yet he's going to go into the prison in kind of convinced Jack and Jackie bit hot on his luck he's been imprisoned by him. So He's Kind of Cain when Harry dangles a check a blank check by the in front of it. There's a reason why Jack needs money. Let's Ashish. Is Fama late, he's raised by single father and his brother had an accident he was in child and so he's in a permanent vegetative state. He's in basically in Jack. Is Paying for the upkeep of the end of life care because he doesn't want to make the decision whether to turn the machines off on the more money you can get out of this medication the longer. brother-in-law. Will. Stan is that Jack up outside the prison but this old sir? Ryan there and Ryan Wants Jack to investigate a.
"benjamin o" 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..
"benjamin o" 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..
"benjamin o" 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..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Homophilia
"Are. We good. Okay. I feel like I'm good. I'm recording. Yes, good as a good. Look good. Feel good. Guess. What's clear these debts right? That is clear. John Benjamin Hickey. Where are you right now? I am in East Hampton New York, but on. The other side of the tracks. I came out here about. I guess says six seven weeks ago now. and I have settled in here and you'll very fortunate to have been able to get the city We were talking earlier about the fact that I got sick with coded and spent. Three weeks in my apartment. battling it out by myself. Which is actually I preferred that I have the best superintendent in the world's in world, so he would go to my local diner and pick me up food and leave it outside the door every day and make sure I was okay. So I was able to kind of do it on my own and not make. Not Expose myself to anybody else. My partner was actually flying into town the day I got tested for La and his doctors dipper smart and said you know what I think. Maybe you shouldn't see each other I think you should you head out to the beach. so I I did the whole thing by myself. In retrospect, I was happy. Because the one thing I didn't want to do was. Make anybody else sick you now, of course of course. What's the General Easthampton Vibe? Our things closed down or people masked up oracle note. People are just you know behaving like animals. Don't you? Read The New York Post Act. Every third article in the New York Post APP is like the people in the Hamptons are the worst people in the world. You know it out for New York and It's it's very very quiet here. and. It's quiet in a way that. It usually is quiet. The Pre Memorial Day in the area I live in. so feels a little bit like normal here you go to the grocery store on every wear, masks and gloves, and they only let ten people in time. Kind of go about your normal life. So it feels. Yes like everything shut down, but It's a quiet life out here. Anyway it's when I go into the city and driven back in a couple of times to to pick up mail and stuff that I needed and the minute you hit like right before you get into the midtown tunnel, and you start seeing all the billboards that are like. Out Gated. And you pull into the city new turned down Lexington Avenue, and you look down Lexington and there's nobody on the streets. That's what you start to think. I'm in a will Smith SCIFI. Move! He were every Miam- Legend and A ghost town. Yeah, yeah, on your enact so it chance your question. It doesn't feel that different out here, but. Everyone says that after Memorial Day displaces, can kind of go crazy, because there are so many New Yorkers who have places out here? Who are just moving out here? Nobody's doing anything else to summer. Summerside staying of course. Of course, of course, so when you were alone in quarantine, what what was your? Day today, what were you? What were you watching or reading? That was keeping you company. I had the best friends in the world. we good question will I was saying to you guys that it hit me like A. Ton of bricks and like a freight train, a runaway train suddenly stopping dead in its tracks. Tested on May Twelfth, which is the day they shut Broadway down, and I was just about to make my Broadway directorial debut directing this revival of plaza suite. The Neil Simon play with Matthew Broderick Sarah. Jessica Parker, we've done a run in Boston. We're having invited dress that night, and it really was. That day was like end. The band play on it. We were all everybody was on stage in costume makeup lights running through the show. Like the you know the the orchestra, the titanic and knowing that the plug was going to get pull. The plug got poll I went to my doctors tested. and. Then got brutally sex, so there was a part of me that was. Relieved that the plug had been pulled on Broadway. Because I was like I have been able to go to see my fucking play anyway I was. Out of it but I. I watched so much TV, and the thing that I watched. That I've watched the second time. Have you guys seen this German show called? Babylon Berlin. Tell it's the best show on television. It may be the best thing I've ever seen. It's a German. produced show on. It's the most expensive show in the history of Europe and it shows. But that doesn't necessarily make good. This is good because it's good. And about a Berlin one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety eight Weimar Republic right before the Nazis to power in it's. A detective story it's sexy nightclub story in. It's absolutely extraordinary stunned. You guys don't know what you just giving you a great gift. hundred because there. How do I find it? It's on net flicks. And my huge advice that usually everybody knows, but Netflix has a funny way of making you. Wanting you to watch it up, but of course you don't want to watch your job. You WanNa Watch it in German with saw. It's three seasons I. Think there's about twenty five episodes. You're not going to believe how beautiful and sexy wonderful to to leads are These two German actors it. It's just a story of Berlin in Nineteen Twenty eight, and a were like my best friends, and I spent the whole two weeks with those guys watching that show, and then when I got well and finally got out to Long Island and met with my partner I made him watch. It and I watched the whole thing again. That's all my God the. I watched. That just has to such a perfect. Pairing with this is, there's a network here. I'm sure is a national network called me TV which runs Oi Zeroes in. Watched Walton's every day. I hadn't seen Walton soon as a kid, and it was such a bomb to my soul to my very sex soul. Because the Waltons get. The the. Moral order is always kind of semi restored to the universe by the end of that show, so watching the Waltons, they really they really got me through it and I started taping the show, and I just saw that it was on my dvr list, and I was like Oh haven't spent time with the Watson sits was really sick I, but that show his very well. You're probably all too young to remember the Waltons but oh absolutely remember the ones. That was a very big part of my childhood yeah. On. Your convalescence. You're watching things set in the depression, and in a country that is teetering on the brink of fascism. Absolutely. I don't exactly escapist. But there was. It's sort of like. They said the reason jaws was so popular was because. The country was going through such a shitty.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Homophilia
"Don't you just stare at yourself? If you're not a zoom meeting and you can see yourself. We'll right now just staring at you, my friend. Thank you bye I just mean that's the tendency that we all have. That is yeah. That is true. That is true I. I sat in on a book club last week and I found that I was looking myself the time. When that's what we what was the book? Here's my book. I was a guest a in a book club in Atlanta Georgia. They're reading Oh. Wow, social media and I was like yes. I do have the time to drop by meeting. That best, so maybe it myself because I, couldn't I? It was difficult for me to look at them in the face. Sure and it was. You were the star of the show. I mean. That's I love that because it's like gum. The sex in the city movie when Carey or the end of sex city carry is going to appear at a book club United Way, it doesn't matter. No, get high. Get all of it. How was asked myself it was it was it was lovely. It was really it was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. Bunch of fun Gals in, suburban Atlanta. Distant drink and Chardonnay. You, know some of them have teenage kids. Couple of those teenage kids have come out so that getting talk through that experience. was lovely. It was it was great. I am available for book. Clubs. Really is the message. I'd love to maybe get a snippet of that and play it as a segment or something you talking with the with clubbers had I only recorded but I do oh well. How are you? What's going on I'm good. We have a terrific episode this week. Oh my God the incomparable John Benjamin Hickey. I love this guy. I've been wanting to get him on the chauffeur. Years he is just a good dude, and so fascinating and recovering from cove. It at the time is Ripe Oak. That's right. We saw at the timely, little little earlier in quarantine and he's just. Such. A legend of East, Asian screen and endless stories and not afraid to spill the T. When did not afraid to reveal that he met Andy Cohen from a nine seven six line back in yeah, I appreciate that I am shame about that. I used to call those numbers my own self. You did what you had to do in nineteen, ninety-four. He's such a delight and I have been actually I've been str-. This is where I'm at during the day on my laptop. I'm binging the good wife. Season One late season one. And then at night Michael night together are watching the good fight, which is a spinoff set later in the future, so it's bid. These universes are colliding, but anyway timely John Benjamin does pop up in one or both shows and it's. Always loved to see him anyway. He's great he's. so this week. and. I've been meaning to check in with you and see how you're how you're recovering how you're processing. This was the week of Zach Ephron Dad Bud so house, right? How are you? It was so liberating just to see a real body represented on screen like that. You know, isn't that? Nice Yeah wrote that headline that this Zach Affronts Dad, but I need to see your bod, and I need to see your dad. Because I don't like that. He is so far out of orbit in both of those departments. Still Perfection And I have. Have you watched the show that there? This is about the disaster? I, mean the part of it. That was interesting to me I mean. I'm sure people know this, but we you know the. There is a before after picture out there and like New York Post. Headline About Zach F- Ron's quote unquote Dad Bod`ed, and of course his dad bought is still incredibly. Written. And muscular kind unattainable, just not as yes psychotically shredded as he was previously, but it is, it is, it is heartening to know that I. Think while filming this show Zaka. Franck got to Lake E carbs for the first time, and it was kind of a spiritual experience which incite of how to be for him yeah. yet. I haven't seen the show I will I. Am in my spare time. I am tearing through. Find Me. The. Call me by your name, which was given to me by you? It is absolutely terrific. I am I'm loving it I'm just it's it's. I'm so glad and I I will admit I have a habit and did not read it, but I just. Skipped ahead and I'd read some spoilers. I just wanted to know what happened with our guys. Okay, okay? I'm not I'm not all right. Okay, yeah it I. will say the the first three quarters. Take you in directions. You do not expect to go. But it's fantastic may and if you WANNA put a book club together around it. I'm down. speaking. Of Books Oh speaking of literature. We have been soliciting my first time slash. Flesh hunger stories. Just stories of you know. Our fumbling bumbling first, times. and someone set one in. That is not short now. I should remind listeners were were soliciting these things it's out. It sounds like we're collecting smut were not the is all about you know adolescence in uncertainty you can send in audio. You can send in text. You can do whatever you choose. DESCENDED INTO HOMOPHOBIA POD at G. MEAL DOT COM. That's right. Today's splash hunger story is a letter. It's a letter. Would Jump I. Will I'LL START I'll start, but I don't think it's. It's perhaps overwhelming to take on completely so I. Will I will I have skimmed at? Already can tell him in any the handed off to you okay I'm here for you, okay? Let's get into it. Hi, David Matt. I wanted to send in my first time. Slash Flesh, hunger, experience I do love that term so much by the way great soda, we. Despite being rather small conservative town, I came out in high school. Good on you. Being one becoming one of only two guys in the school who are openly gay after a very close call in which I nearly lost my virginity to a girl I realized that the relief I felt at her parents. Having come home was the answer I needed. In my long suffering. Am I gay debate. been there. like pretty much any American. School mind was stratified by cliques, typically claimed a specific territory as there's a learned early that befriending enough people in as many clicks as possible was a survival tactic that would allow me to get through my four years of high school, relatively unscathed tales. Tale as oldest time it also helped me ensure I always had the best scoops on the the school. Newspaper interesting is very naito to know. This is very andres argument. One morning I sat with some of my friends in a hallway that led from the cafeteria. Again will call Brad. Approaches US and nervously interrupts. He says hey. You're Mike Great. Can I talk to you privately? Matt, but you'd like to. I'll pick it up from there I thought it was strange, but I agreed and followed him outside to a remote area, hidden from view by a large PRA tube. Rinse in the wall. Don't would approach to prince is, but I can picture nego. What's up? I asked nervous about why he wanted so much privacy. I knew of him, but couldn't really say with any certainty that I knew him. Are You gay? He blurted out I was certain in that moment that I was going to get the shit beat out of me. He was easily much stronger than me. And we were outside of anyone who might end up passing by under pure coincidence, a nodded and brace myself instead of his fist. What can flying at my face was his lips. Pressed them to mind so fast. That I had no idea what to make of what was happening. I knew was that I had no idea how much one of those lips till they were touching my own by shock also left him an opening to French, so I ended up with his tongue in my mouth to French guessing not. The setup we were going to French class, but yeah, okay got it got it. Oh, okay, but I loved this. I wanted so much more, and I melted into every second of it I had never felt my heart thunder. The way it was doing in that moment there was no gravity. There was no school. There was no rough concrete, painfully pressing against my back and head out. There was only the line where our bodies pressed together. When the first bell rang, the kiss entered any gave me his number and asked me to call him after school. My friends waited on me to rejoin them and could see I was somewhat dazed. I only told them I'd have to explain everything later. It was the longest school day of my entire. Life Matthew. As it turns out. Brad lived walking distance from my house and he was a latchkey kid, and this meant that we often had to three unsupervised hours after school..
"benjamin o" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Today. Joining me now, first-class Class Father Benjamin. Watson, welcome to First-class Fatherhood. Man Thanks for having me. let's start right here. How many kids do you have? And how old are? Always on fatherhood we have seven children range from ages eleven down to identical twin boys that are about sixteen months, so we have eleven and ten year old girls, eight and seven year old boys, four year, old girl and identical twin boys that are like sixteen months, so we got a lot going on in the house. Credible, yeah! I got four kids myself and usually people look at me like I got four heads when I tell him that I. can only imagine what you get when you tell me yep seven we. We've heard it all. You know you guys have have TV and you. Know How that happens is like. Yes, we keep doing it. You know. Everybody has a small comment to make for sure what kind of. Sports activities are all the kids into. Right now, not much of anything with. Kobe my daughter, my oldest She does ballet's. She's been doing that for a long time. We've lived in several cities, but she always picks that up. So she's been doing that for years. My son, my oldest son, eight year old, has really in football He thinks he's a football player even though he hasn't really played it all. Kinda funny doesn't flag football. Mother daughters in a track. I mean we've got the gamut. The younger ones aren't into it as much yet, but you know I think they I think they will be at some point Bob. I just want them to. PLAY THEY WANNA play and I don't want them to feel an impression from me that after play they enjoy that that's the biggest thing. Not Feeling that they have to play, because daddy plays board. Because you know, everybody can go there and route. Yeah, I don't think one of the benefits. Today's the there's so many e. every sport has its own LE-. Give the kids a little taste of everything, and they could pick out pick and choose what they like. So I think that's pretty cool. Or you know it's important because you know quite honestly. We specialization now with a lot of parents do the temptation to do that. Really specialize at a early age. and. I think that it does benefit is to try a lot of different things. You never know what they're going to be good at. You. Never know what they. Will will try them. And you know and speaking with a lot of orthopedic doctors. They're starting to say that they see more more or the beating. Andrew's younger kids, which means that a lot of these kids are. Are you know getting overuse injuries that they really shouldn't be having at that age so not going outside and playing riding the bikes. Things good for my kids for now. Yeah well said if you could just take a second here to hit my listeners a little bit about your background and what you do. Look my background right now. Unemployed you know just playing a sixteen years of NFL football been married for fifteen years on Thursday actually July second. And that'll be fifteen years for us right now. kind of in a transition time of figuring out what's next. But about a father as I mentioned before for eleven years in really consider being A. Being husband my most important jobs. Yeah good stuff. And and so how old were you then Benjamin when you first became? A dad had to becoming a father kind of change your perspective on life. I daughter in two thousand nine. And I'm the oldest of six kids so i. Knew I never wanted to have six, so we just went from five to seven. We've and we never laid it on six and we want to have kids I met my wife at Georgia University of Georgia in College. We dated for several years and we always talked about having four kids. We got married waited. A few years started having kids when we had. We had four kids in literally four and a half years. And I knew I wanted to be a dad, but I was scared when we actually were pregnant with our first, and it changes your life. You know people talk about all the time. How who changed your life I think for me. Those obviously that sense of responsibility and responsibility of care of a baby or a family, but of understanding the role of. Influence that you have on the next generation, I mean it really is powerful a man. Thank you know when you sit in there. Holding your newborn child you're. You're looking in the face of places that you will never go to? Law Willing because they're gonNA outlast you. And how are you going to positively affect that child? What are you gonNA, teach him or her. What are you GonNa Pour into them. And! How are you going to do it? It can be very overwhelming, so I remember feeling overwhelmed. and I still feel that way in a different way now. But it really is a tremendous sense of joy as well because. These people look up to you and really need you. Yeah well, said I I couldn't agree more I. Love Being a Dad, and it's like especially I felt the same way first time becoming a dad, and then I felt felt that all them people that were telling me Oh. Just wait you just wait and then I felt like they were wrong. It was totally a great experience for me. Now I had three boys, and then we got girl on the fourth. Try this so otherwise. We may be catching up to you, but we got our girl on the fourth try. That's what I wanted. To ask my wife I was like look I. WanNa have four kids on a three boys and then little girl. I'm a blur. Take care of my little girl, and then I started off. You know two girls and I thought the world was indie. ended up number three hundred. Oh, I. Don't know if I should go for number three because I felt like as a guy wanted a boy, but now I tell you what. Got was favorable to us because he gave us those two girls I. because there is no way my boys will be able to handle and take care of the younger siblings in helpless the way our girls do seriously us. Oh I was proven wrong I'm glad that we had a first, but that's fine. Yes, exactly what I was hoping for the very beginning and you know what that helped us when we. We had our forth kid older.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"Day fighter but yet we should just make a lot of crappy movies women that I miss. Crappy MOMS Moonshot Weirdo eighties and nineties. Movies he just they're not gonNA sorry his old man talk but there's just so many small movies that were just really fucked up and weird and just not going to happen anymore. I don't think I don't think you're GONNA get a Pulitzer today. Well Book Smart Bookmarks Nine Smart Book. Smart bookmark I went. I went back and watched. I won't back and watch total recall recently and I was thinking like that's an example of the kind of movie that that I don't I like I'm not smart enough to say what it is about that movie. That is so weird that makes it so like except for seven right. Yes Paul Villanova. And it's the it's the one where Schwarzenegger gets the memory of the Mars vacation. Yeah it's it's so silly silly movie but also he so horny he's really warning ends like super super well executed but for like I. It's like there's a lot wrong with it but also taking a big swing i. I don't know it's like the like all. The marvel movies are on most senses. The much better movies than total recall. But they're also smooth paste. It's just it's like slurry of entertainment that I don't really remember like I remember every time that Arnold Schwarzenegger like killed someone with a chainsaw and our total recall. I don't remember any events in any marvel movie like say greatly like I was so excited by cats. We're to come out of the studio system and somehow nobody noticed that this was happening so many people had to make decision for this to be the way it is so many people had either affirmatively or passively say this is okay and just got moving through the pipeline. It's incredible like was high. We were all shouting and waving phones. Jennifer or Jennifer. Hudson was singing. It was the Snot all the SNOT. Gosh like she was a different movie and that was fine. The moment when rebel Wilson. Unzips what you thought was her for. That was long. Somebody had taken a phone in the theater and shot that and put it up like the Wiki that we're gonNA came out. I just watched it that loop that over I she eats the roaches and then she gets up and she does and I was like I. I don't know what I'm watching like. I wish they had done it with like they were just doing. Cats cats doing cat movements. But I know it's wholesale is like the choreography but still I would have liked to watch really good. Cgi cats instead of like the weird cat. People HYBRID LIKE HOUSE CATS. Son's house cats quite fully door. I mean I would be on board though it would be amazing. There should be more movies with cats. The shed Max if you got any progress on buying tiger have you looked into that anymore. Veronica was not well but the Tigers bad. Yeah I think I think actually yeah. There is another update it's welcome. I think a lot of people had this experience. I started watching tiger king in the first half hour of watching tiger king. I was like I should get a tiger. It's very attainable for me. Like because they're all talking about that you can go out and get one of these things for two thousand dollars and I was like well Shit. I can get a tiger and then the more you watch tiger king. I think it probably did a pretty good job convincing me. That wouldn't be a good thing for my lifestyle just because it's does not make assumptions. Oh you took it might take away was gonNA get tiger. I'm like that was really. I think a lot of people watch you start watching it and you watch all these people buying when you're looking at the tiger cubs and they're buying them and you're like man that would be. Maybe I should get a tiger. That'd be cool. That'd be a cool interesting thing about me if I had a tiger. Well I if tigers are only a couple thousand dollars slot them. I then downgraded to the sugar glider. Here's what happened with that. It Veronica's not a fan sweet. Little Sugar Glider Name Potato. Cute can no they make sound? That's very upsetting to the Senate hacking hacking cry. Oh and they're nocturnal. So they make the sound all night. I mean that's basically a cat that flies at the baby. And then also the other thing is they they. I was thinking that it would eat berries. Sort of adorable. Like maybe I'd feed it like raspberries they eat grubs and worms and cockroaches and things like that and so Veronica pointed that out. She's like are you going to get the live critters and feed the sugar glider? The by pets your pets. Yes exactly I was like and I was like well. No and I was like. Would you do that? And she's like I don't want it to begin with so I just kept it downstairs. You keep it downstairs potato could just live in your studio. I would still need to have a special container of grubs defeat Chicago in the forceps in that I have to feed the sugar glider. The Oh Max when we feed our bearded Dragon Horn worm. He so cute because we feel it's so cute. You should get that get something you can feed that just moved for the Kerry satisfying well. And when you get something like feeding alive grub to a bearded dragon. There's just something about it. That's very dark and satisfying because they just are still at peace than so happy and just seeing them like rip it apart and it's like oh I just end. I helped end a life but they seem cool. This is actually is actually extremely dark. A Deli -tainer. This is so fucked up. I freely admit this is super fucked up. You get a deli -tainer. It's got holes in the LID. The LID is taped on because the LID. Let me get this right yeah. The LID is actually going to be sort of the floor. So when you turn it over. So what would be the bottom of the bill? Tanner is this gross light brown rudimentary paste. There's a ladder. And there's twenty five tiny horn worms on the little ladder. And they climb up there and they eat the rudimentary paste and shit down into the LID. And then sometimes you and in this Lacob you just keep in the closet and let me leave Yes yes you will soon grow row quite quite rotund giant comedy tweezers. You grab them and then you feed them to another animal. It's fucked up. I'm not I'm not like I haven't I thought about it a lot but I'm not one hundred percent. Sure that the sugar gliders deserves to live more than the GRUB I mean. That's like you're doing. That's a very confident moral calculus if you're fattening up the grubs to feed the sugar glider he feed the GRUBS you've for sure decided that the sugar glider is more important than the GRUBS and. I'm not sure I'm not that sure about Pat. Who only ever had like as an adult?.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"There isn't. There's not really a new Roger. Ebert is there. I was thinking about like isn't it? Isn't it a good feeling when you sometimes I'll go watch a movie like I will watch for the first time an older movie and then after it's done and I'm thinking about it I will realize? Ooh There's probably a evert review of this movie of it. Yeah exactly and I can. I can go get the correct opinion about this film. Like forget what I think like. What's the right thing to think about it man? There isn't really. There's not really. A new criticism is not in the in the does not occupy the same place in our culture. I guess you know he had. He had a handful of famous. Takes the did not age. Well they were. Kinda lame at the time and did not age. Well but are we GONNA cancel. Roger Ebert canceled. No but like you know. This is taken video games was a little bit silly even by my standards but pretty. I mean he was such he had such an against an is such an ear for recognizing something that needed to be written about. And that's that's such a gift that we don't even realize how few people have that really well just is of course the all the way down to like his stuff like fruit card and all the cliches and movies and like I think. I think you're right. Max I don't know who I don't know who Ebert is now. Criticism is another thing. That's sort of suffered in journalism. Used to have like. Oh like yours all kinds of people reviewing stuff and now I'm like I don't where where's the there's so much content but where's all the criticism but maybe there's sound yes? Absolutely people are looking. I think people often just looking for an advocate. They're looking for somebody. Like I mean not not to be Brodry Everett here but like if mostly what's out? There are the blockbusters that can get created the tent pole ten movies a year for a studio or whatever I mean. What are you really? I think vendors endgame was okay like it was. It was a good movie. It's fun movie. It's cool but like I don't know what what do you have to say about that? It's not ultimately about either the medium medium or on how fans act about like. What is there to say? He looked good. That guy from no country it was really good as the purple man. What he what do you say about it versus you? Look at a show like a podcast called the watch the or even like the the just instills podcast with Tim. Goodman which recently ended he good time TV talk machine but in about the medium or the way that like the show upgrade has become increasingly about you know streaming media. That's a more interesting conversation in some ways than how the purple man did in the movie. I think that's why a lot of critics are struggling because people react. They don't just react to media differently. They're consuming it in completely different ways so the reaction is different based on like I mean. I don't know if people are watching tiger king for the first time this moment are freaking out as much as we all did like how much of that is. Like guys thing is are. We just excited to watch something together again. Like because game of thrones was a year ago so now we don't watch anything at the same time and there's really I'm kind of going back through births old stuff because I'm such a nerd. But like he wrote an amazing thing about babe pig in the city to babe pig in the city. See even butch butchered has had lime. Wow butchered semantic. Oh and I mean. We were all in the movie theater watching Bay big big in the city. And it's I mean I'm sure Emily Nussbaum is I think. She talked about this in her new book. Like at the end of it. But it's like we are at a time where we don't even know what media is we should critique lake. Are we going to talk about you? Alexandra the story you wrote about trump or the fact that trump featured it or the White House featured in a press release as news like the onions are just. There's just too much and then your eyes start to water and you girl up into will little ball and hide under your desk the lyrics that I want set that to music I I found the amazing Ebert quote. I liked babe for all the usual reasons but I like babe pig in the city more and not for any of any of the usual reasons because here is a movie. Utter utterly bereft of usual reasons and like this is so beautiful. There was George Miller. Right you're Llosa neck period. Two fast two furious adrift his logger. I it's the they've just gotten they just got up to the podcast of a lot. Check has been doing Miller movies. And it's been just just terrific and you look at what that guy did. And just the the boldness of him like this movie. Basically I made a comic book of what the movie is Doesn't really have a script. Something's GonNa Happen. Act Like you're looking at flames over here. Also these guys were pulls spicy cars. Oh and by the way toe cutter from the I max movie. He's back but now but now he's a man with some kind of problem and bottlecaps showing up for that or be like Zoe Kravitz. Okay firefighter so much that saw it and then I just turn back around and went into the theater and saw it again like I really loved it. I had the same experience. Might my we were visiting with my wife's family so they were watching our daughter who is really young. At the time we had a date night I was like.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"I mean that's what helped with your might help you with the helicopter. There's a really cool. I'm sorry I brought us down to this level Syria shortcut where you can talk to. You dingus and you say hey dingoes. What's overhead and in a look for the closest Airplane or aircraft. You should try it out though it'd be funny because he was flying over your house. I'm not sure I like that. But that's kind of cool. Yeah I don't know like there was. There was one I went to look up the other day. I heard I was out walking in the neighborhood and I heard a loud explosion like much bigger than a firework and I thought maybe it was like a building demolition or a car crash or something inside went on local twitter. Because that's where like how they isn't it weird. Like where else would you possibly go next? I'm sorry you don't have next door. I mean I just the worst I can't. I know I stopped. No I won't do it now. Twitter's better twitter is less bad the next door even even during cove it still. It's still I think. Every it's Anna Karenina like everybody's GonNa have the worst next door for their own reasons so like for us yet. Still coyotes. It's still a It's it's still very very obscure racism and and someone stole my back on my next door. It's not very obscure racism. People will literally post like I saw black man walking down the street and they said no one was supposed to be in the area. It's pretty it's pretty upsetting I. I won't I won't look at it anymore. Show so I went on two hundred to find out what exploded and Alex. It's that metal the metal facility. That's across the river from the office and it exploded and they had to call a has met team. Yeah and it's it's shutdown. Oh my gosh yeah. It's like an EPA disaster parking now. This was like a week ago. No it's Jenner. Look Jerrell it was bad was like dudes in general iron in the whole you know like Monsters Inc. They want to twenty three nineteen Alexander before we started recording. I was a being being fan boy and talking about how I enjoy your work and I do. I feel like for me. You're up there with somebody like I said like Jia Tolentino or Isaac Chatanooga or Certainly David David Roth. Who's doing the writing that you enjoy and find compelling right now on the topics that you can just in general like who who in the media columnists who's doing work specifically writing you enjoy right now? You just mentioned a couple of I always although I really I think chocolate I'm like oh. My Gosh someone's got like never hurt. Hearing his name. My heart starts beating. He's like he's like the guy in inglorious bastards where I just don't ever want to run into this week. I think about that every time. Now something goal so yeah sorry. I totally totally for sure. I always love like tapping Profiles of people. I'm always like this is going to be a journey no matter what and I'm GonNa feel compassionate and I'm going to look at things in a new way Katie Weaver crushing it. I also like there's people that the post that I'm like really into home team like yeah. Monica has mortgage. It gives like represent. Volunteers did that was naming the style section. Now Still Philip. Bump will come in there to provide some context and a graphic that helps me explain something pretty well. Sometimes I think he or his editors are somebody has a good year for. That's the thing right yeah he. He'll he'll like sometimes. Just drop in with this thing to provide context for something. I need so much of that right now and I feel like they have a good year for knowing when to hop in and give context. I also like I really love reading criticism. I really missed Roger Ebert. I'm like where did he go? Because I would always know like like whenever I knew what I thought about something. I would always want to see what he thought about it. And I'm like this is sad but like us Ryan McDonald fills that void a little bit. I she she's awesome crushing it and I dunno for laughs. I still subscribe to the Schechner chapter from Daniel elaborate. So that's what is so. It was like they rented the toast. Daniela Oh yes. Of course. What if what if phones? I miss the toast. I'll give special place to nothing beautiful. It's but yeah I really appreciate it everything that it did and I'm glad to. I feel some of the great. Some of the great like sentences like great pieces but sometimes it's the sentence you can't get out of your mind only brought speaking of people that I'm like. I appreciate the time like all of the way. Clean all the things it feels like it should have existed in the world and just like. It's just so perfect. I always like to twitter. And you Google search alley brush numbers like thinking of album. Brush really appreciating Allie. Put their. She's doing okay. Yeah this is really random but I kind of feel like this is during Cova lockdown that I discovered apetit kitchen and I kept hearing about it from my friends and I thought Oh my God. I'm already such normal dad like I don't need another thing like that in my life but I instantly imprinted on that show and those hosts and like to quit the big Lebowski you know. Sometimes there's a man sometimes. There's a man of his time. The kitchen really fill the role. I didn't know I needed in my life. That combination of those these new friends online now and they're each different and like a super team and the One lady like we just made her the Baking Lady. We just made her Biscuits her for. She's I'm sorry we just made her Biscuits and but like I love all these people and they're all different. There's guidelines pickle things that combination of like nerdy supergroup each got their own personality that I feel way about twitter. We're like well. It mostly all sucks except for my little friends. Who Don't know me and I love them and like I don't need them to know me and love me but I'm so glad they're they're in every day. I love to just go check in. Just David David Ruffin particularly just his taste in what to re tweet like what to say about it. Actually Feinberg I mean Taylor Lawrence. There are people out there who like any other moment would their job of been finding. Sebastian Gorka Amazon wishlist. Like who does that? That stroke of genius so good man know the Internet can be good. Sometimes I guess let's assume the cast. What a brave volt stance. Thank you for your happy. Father's Day.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"About your your lady. You'RE A lady. Your Middle Finger is longer than your third finger. Then you're more likely to die of colonel or less. I can't remember state depends where you start counting. I guess yea from the measure from the baser or I started the taint it has to do something with testosterone. Oh always start from the balls. Otherwise it doesn't count for the balls doesn't count. That's that's yeah in these troubled times. I think I'm about nine hands tall. If I was a horse I'd be a kings arm. Yeah Kings Really. Make them happen again. As a unit of measurement. Is it like a Cuban? Yeah it's basically. Yeah so this is not I am not. This is not what would that. No I thought I thought it was elbow Max. Maximum about measurements. What's the cubit beats me you know about? Arc's I probably I. It was probably one of those things I had to learn Hebrew school. I think what is a cubit? What Cube it? Let's learn about Cuba. It's yeah I with you Anderson you're saying instead of having to equal to the length of a four kings arm accumulated equal the length of a forum. This is a cubit so instead of having some globalist one gram unit that sitting under a Bell Jar in France. Let's pay savannah change ally but it didn't have with the space shuttle where they messed up. Alexander's and their famous. Sorry Alex Cox isn't their famous story about them messing up a SPEC for something on the space shuttle where one group had it in metric and the other headed imperial or something. I are we talking about this. The challenger the sad rubberband story. Or I don't know why you think I know about spaceships space person with that haircut. I do and I'm really not space night and you thought about. Have you thought about becoming a nut? Have you thought about becoming like a civil war buff or maybe like like a pop? Science can turns out person. You think he'd enjoy Shankar. Vidana would you like to become a turns out person? What do you aspire to be? Yeah I well there's also different genres of turns out people. Now there's a Merlin turns out where it's like. You know how you should completely clean out your inbox that I definitely said exactly that ten years ago well actually and Malcolm glad well like And there's me I guess which is like an imperial furio says slash teenage military boy type of luck. Where I'm like I know a metric. Your metric furious cornered the market on something where it's nobody knows about it but it's easy to know about which I think are the to. Nobody knows about things because they're difficult to know about it. So I tried to become Benjamin Harrison expert for this very purpose and appeared in a documentary about him. But the trouble is like. There's not a lot to know about him but I still don't fully know most of it so they had like one line. I'd like I'd really into a custom windbreaker with Benjamin Harrison on it and I asked credited as Benjamin Harrison busiest appear to live. Yeah he was married. And that's it off but I have two things that I think are facts that I know about him. One of which is that he was twenty third. President actually three six three six. He was twenty two president Clinton and his family and he was called the pious moonlight dude when he went courting. And that's it that property investor protection. Okay that's GonNa Benjamin Harrison fact but yeah. I didn't know any of those things. So that's the log line. Now he's different from William Henry Harrison. The President I believe I believe Benjamin Harrison is the only president from Indiana Immune because we go to Indianapolis for for Gaming Convention every year? And there's unusual and there's an unusual amount of Benjamin Harrison sort of plaques and memorabilia so I've sort of extrapolated from that he's got to be the only if they had a better president than you'd see more middle. The Predator like to be called the general my you rape stone in his house. They have an impersonator like they really go for. Benjamin you can three D. landed in plastic. 'cause they have a free template online? The Benjamin Harrison historical site is really trying to make inroads the future. Good for them. Oh my gosh for going to do it why not lean into it really? What did he do and during his Presidency Olive? The Sherman Antitrust Act. I think during him but I could be wrong about it if you did a lot of the stuff with National Park. The Teddy Roosevelt gets credit for okay. Oh Teddy still valor. In that case Gave some lectures about how women might get vote soon. So here's some stuff. They should know about civic duty. I think was the reply. Get teammate try to help again. He was explained. Splaine guys always doing. This is how you punch the card you know and I think we all could use a little bit of that now like this is how you put on the stamp. This is the voter fraud. That's going to happen right. Oh you Alexandra you seem to not live your life on twitter. But you're very good on twitter. I and there was the wonderful Cova. Did know what was it. A Cova or a vote thing that twitter called trump out. Oh yeah it was coding thing. He's like it had. The mods spoke for the first time. Somebody somebody caught. Somebody called the lifeguard normal person on the on a forum where people were like. I modified this recipe and it didn't work out for me. Like just think how much the MAS would be fed up with their by now they just feel like this guy again like you can't believe it's weird like this is the first time and not like. Oh you know coming. Let's remember our Second Amendment folks. I hope they show up at this event and are you accused of Joe. Scarborough of like murdering an intern. Weekly thing like everyone was like no..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Kingpins
"This is kingpins. Apar- cast original. I'm Alistair and I'm kate every day in May we're featuring a quote by an iconic crime figure teaching us in their own words what it takes to survive in the underworld today. We're taking a look at a quotes from Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero. Ruggiero was a notorious thug and is thought to have murdered twenty six people during his thirty years working for the New York via with reputation as a loyal soldier for the banana family. It's hardly shocking. That he wants said a little violence never heard anyone. This catchy Zinger is attributed to reject Rogelio in the memoirs of former FBI agent. Joseph pistone. Who spent time in deep cover with the mafia hosing as a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco? Pistone had convinced Ribero to bring him into the banana crime family. Soon after they met in the early nineteen seventy s. Ruggieri's relationship with the man he knew as Donnie BRASCO began to blur the lines. Between professional and personal to lefty Rasco was a close friend. And protege someone. He could pass on his wealth of racketeering experience to Roscoe run the bookmaking business and he often dined at rose home with his family. In the Mafia the divide between friend and colleague is inherently muddy to bring a new member into the family is to vouch for them by opening the door to the banana organization. Lefty had staked his life on brass goes loyalty. Which means that if things went sideways both of their lives would be forfeit. A career spent dealing in these life and death. Absolutes may have walked reg- aero's comprehension of violence to him. Aggression was a form of currency something to be bonded and sold and as a racketeer. Bloodshed was a key part of the business model without the threat of violence. His Marx would have less incentive to open their wallets. Of course those threats had to have true weight behind them which is where. Aero's reputation came into play during his criminal career. He murdered twenty-six people either to serve his own interests or those of the people paying him when the occasion called for it he reached for his two pistols one for each hand. Earning him his other nickname to guns. According to pistone regierung may have had a reputation as a killer but in his everyday life he didn't often resort to violence to him. It seemed bloodshed was a business transaction. And if that upset You well. That wasn't his problem. What was his problem was Donnie BRASCO agent? Stones initial assignment was a six month. Sting to gather information about truck hijacking but eventually it grew into almost five years of working undercover gathering Intel on Jero and his associates in the banana family when his superiors finally ordered an end to the operation. In July of Nineteen eighty-one they visited the head of the crew. Sonny black in person to tell him the truth about brass goes identity for the mistake of allowing an FBI agent to infiltrate the Mafia sonny black was murdered and had his hands cut off by his fellow mobsters. It was a fate that was meant to await lefty Jero as well but he was arrested and held in custody by the FBI for his own protection and for the protection of their undercover agent at reject rose trial prosecutors revealed that he had made a concerted effort to find and kill agent pistone wants his betrayal was revealed but he never got the chance. The evidence pistone had collected led to over one hundred convictions including Gyros ironically for a man whose business was governed by murder kindness to someone. He took a friend had been his undoing in the end regierung might not have seen the in little violence but he certainly felt the painful sting of betrayal..
When Car Companies Help In Times of Crisis
"Welcome to car stuff folks, thanks for tuning in I am. What of Your Host Ben? Bolan and I am Kurt Gerron and like many of us in the world today a Kurt and I are recording remotely from our separate bunkers tower. Good Pal, the Walter Jesse Pink Ben. Scott Benjamin couldn't make it today, but as well and sends his regards Kurt. I want to check in before we get started. How are you doing man? How how long have you been? In this lockdown stage, I guess about three three and a half weeks now they've been well the. Just hanging in there like many people out there. How about you been I've been you know I've been doing pretty well. Ev- actually have actually taken the habit of just getting out on the road just to get out of the house. You know I'm not really I don't really have a reason to go anywhere. I don't have because I'm stocked up on everything I could need, but I've always loved road trips I. Finally got a reliable vehicle before all this stuff went down, and so for anyone familiar with the Atlanta area, our fair metropolis, usually as terrible terrible traffic and I have been driving around to eighty five, which is an interstate that encircles. Atlanta I've just been driving around it and it's A. It's a great drive. Dude, because there's never any traffic now. Is it used to be notoriously busy and choked up and now you can just zoom on by. I would say I feel like we do have to point out if you're listening and you're in an area where you have been told that you cannot take any. Non Essential trips then. Please abide by that to the best of your ability. But I haven't been stopped by anybody. You know I haven't been like hot, rotting or red lining anywhere, but it's good to get out there in nature I mean I. Don't know if if you all have been going on any hikes or anything. Oh, yeah, it's been very important for me at least for my sanity to get out there and enjoy. Some of the spring weather which I love so much. But running in my neighborhood and Going on walks and just trying to stay away from those purpose built pass because I hear that people are all over those these days for some reason, oh, yeah, yeah, it's it's real strange think I think we're learning. Just how much of a toll cabin fever can take on people? But as many folks have said not just in our country, but abroad in Australia in Europe in in Asia every country that's dealing with his current covid. Nineteen pandemic has set this at some point. We're all in this together and this guy you and I thinking about some tremendously impressive acts, both in the current day, and in the past, so Kurt a little while ago off air, you and I were were just. Kicking around ideas, just shooting the breeze and we started talking about how a believer conversation started when when we were talking about how Tesla the electric car company run by Elon Musk had pledged to start building ventilators to help with hospitals that were in short supply and to help patients who needed these medical devices so that they could get over the hump. Hump of infection, which can be, you can be quite dangerous. but of of medical ventilator is something that you wouldn't really expect a car company to build even one. That's a little bit more Sifi like Elon Musk. You know because he's known for his crazy Sifi ideas. Yeah, unless rewind several weeks ago when this thing was ramping up in the United States. Elon Musk came out on twitter and said the corona virus. Panic is dumb. That kind of rubs people the wrong way Perhaps what he was saying was that. Panic isn't necessarily a productive reaction. So what he is decided to do is to use some of the minds. He has working for him at Tesla to create ventilators. Spills can use because there's a high likelihood that has this virus progresses that there will be a need for ventilators throughout the country He has also been buying machines from other places where he. He can, he's been buying blessing truths of type than later known as the be Pat Yup machine and doctors in New York at Mount Sinai have been able to come up with a way to turn these into fully-fledged ventilators save put out a fifteen page instruction manual, and now other hospitals can use that manual took convert these types of machines over a two. Full on ventilators as well so all of this. Problem Solving and ingenuity is really exciting. In a time when there's not a lot of excitement to be had.
"benjamin o" Discussed on VINTAGE Podcast
"Consulting Room with two people in it one of them is talking. The other one is listening. Both of them need help Hello and welcome back to the vintage. PODCAST with me. Lena norm today. We'll walking walking the very fine line between fiction and nonfiction with AK Benjamin's book. Let me not be mad. It's an immersive provocative investigation of madness cygnus And I absolutely loved reading it so I really wanted to introduce you to Aka Benjamin Wilson and his Alastair and his incredible work throughout his life. Allison ESTA has found himself drawn to extreme behavior as a screenwriter a monk a counselor addicts a support worker for gang members and ultimately a clinical neuropsychologist. His.
"benjamin o" 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..
"benjamin o" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"And if that did, I am sure that has nut obeyed it. God creature grabbed a bullet and chased Benjamin out of the meeting. Wow, what am I mean? How does a whip cut through a sack. I have. We could find that out by bag in England. The culture, two weeks meeting was still trying to get Benjamin banished from the Quakers. Wow. So they've moved on. Case, they're not scorned or anything. They had made an official complaint to the Essex quarterly meeting. The cwm ruled Benjamin was not a proper member of the meeting and should not have been given a joint certificate to go to Philadelphia. But the CNN did not give two shits. They still sent a copy of the joint sniff, get to the Philadelphia women's meeting which have requested. Okay. So see is just like not playing ball? No. Fuck off a little section. CDW wanna Benjamin to suffer. They wrote a letter quote to friends in Philadelphia or elsewhere in America concerning the irregular certificate. Benjamin lay had from Colchester monthly meeting. They pushed Philadelphia to write and send their own letter to anywhere that Benjamin might settle down. Okay. So they're just like, this is an AP base AB scorched earth, right? This is like he's on the ten most FBI wanted list right quicker. Leased wanted list. Both of these. Both of the letters ended up in the hands of church leader, Robert Jordan, junior, a slave holder who fucking hated Benjamin well, March seventeenth, thirty four. The lays moved eight miles north to Abington. At this point, Benjamin was well known in Philadelphia quote, the name of the celebrated Christian philosopher was familiar to every man woman and nearly every child in Pennsylvania. His antics got attention and his protests written up in the press. He's making noise right. Delays built a home home, although from the scripture in that was in the Philadelphia Enquirer I can't imagine what they must try to keep it pretty meager. Not that great. Right quote, the still just sacks, oh, it's worse on the slope of the hill. He had his cave, what It it is. just as well as one for his wife, the roof of wick. And so they had like sort of Dick Van Dyke couples beds, but caves as sort of like, all right, fires out the roof of which he covered with fat straws and limbs of trees spring near the cave. He at forts. Yeah, basically the spring near the cave. He walled up for his house while use and near the cave. He planted for black walnut trees which marked the place for many years, lay lived entirely upon vegetable and grain diet and.