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Tiffany Files Lawsuit Against LVMH To Enforce Merger
"Let's turn to the latest developments in the ongoing legal battle between the US jewelry giant Tiffany and French luxury group lvmh. Last November lvmh agreed to acquire Tiffany, but tiffany has since accused of trying to run down the clock in order to let the deal run out of time. So then now trying to fast track the process well, Dana Thomas is the author fashioned police, the price of I fashion and the future of clothes, and to say, she joins us once again from Paris good morning. Good Morning. So bring us up to date in a story that twists and turns an awful lot. Well. This is this is the third time in my career that lvmh's done this week it's become a big big the deal the takeover deals become a big news story. They did it with Gucci they did it with our they lost both of them, and now they're doing it with tiffany and we'll see what happens the latest news is yesterday. The Delaware Court of Chancery where because they'll tiffany is registered in the state of Delaware. In the United States. Has, set a digital hearing date for four day trial starting January fifth and they're gonNA. They're if they don't settle this beforehand, they're going to go to trial and tiffany is pushing for the trial November while Lvmh, wanted it in March or April. So the courts split the split the difference in set it for January this is important because it's right before the US regulatory approval for the sixteen point two, billion dollar acquisition expires on February third. This is the largest bid for a takeover that lvmh did and it's I think the largest ever in the in the luxury industry. She doesn't want to pay that much now and understandably so. Tiffany is down. Had A first-half operating loss of forty, five, million dollars a loss of forty five in the same time. Last year, it had earnings of three, hundred, forty, five, million. So they feel like, yeah, we made this bid last November before Kovic. Everything else hit and Tiffany was thriving and now it's not worth sixteen point two, billion dollars. We'd like to reevaluate that and Tiffany's like saying too bad for you. Well, neither seemed to be giving any leeway on this because toughen says that it it doesn't see what has to cut its prices. It's ready to go to court and LVMH's saying start rushing us because you know the reason why I'm trying to Russia's you don't want us to look at the way that you handle your books during cove it. Well, it's not even just handling the books. All the stores were closed out around the world and people still ordered online. Could you would you order a ending tiffany jewelry online? Have it delivered to your mailbox? I don't think so unless you really needed to get married and that was that but I think that Tiffany Tiffany is. Really pushing for the most important thing which is that you know if they if they go to court lvmh. Chairman. Bernard Arnault could be deposed in the case and asked if he pressured the French government to help give the French group and out is the with this deal because the French government is the ones who stepped in and said, you know we're not going to you can't do this so. The firm, you know originally said that they were dropping this because of a US trade dispute, which is you know. Not terribly clear. So are no what have to swear you know in the courthouse on a Bible or or not in the courthouse because it'll be digital and say no I didn't ask the government to given how well connected he is with the government and with. President. Matt Cole. I wonder and and I'm not the only one to wonder and obviously tiffany wonders, and so it'll be interesting to see how that plays out. Dana how is this going to play out given the fact I mean you mentioned the fact that Lvmh's attempts to by the likes of Gucci didn't work out. Right well, there's a couple of different scenarios. The first one is it tiffany gets. To close the deal at the original price. I, doubt that's going to happen because Bernardo is a really shrewd businessman and he does not overpay. The second one is that the deal is done at a lower prices previously agreed they get some mediators in there they work it out before you tiffany's a publicly traded company. This could really make their their stock collapsed to a point that you know they're really. Hurting thirties at you know Arno. Tries to go hostile takeover because it is a publicly traded company and starts buying tiffany on the public market at a reduced price and eventually has so much that he says, boom I'm owner of the company too bad for you.
Living a Daring Live with Mazi Robinson
"Welcome everyone to another not another anxiety show seniority. TOLD GONNA stutter. I, Erica Letham and I am with knees Robinson. How are you? I'm. Good I'm so glad to be with you this morning. Thanks so much for having me Oh. Absolutely. I'm just gonNa read a bio because I love it when people give me a bio I. Talk about Maisy is a licensed professional counselor speaker specializing in helping women discover their true voice as they navigate self worth self esteem challenges, relationship concerns, and life stage transitions by the way you and I will be talking after this in addition to her work as a therapist can maintains an active speaking schedule presenting workshops on topics such as anxiety, healing, healthy relationships, personal growth, and purposeful living. She's also a certified daring facilitator hallowed be dining, presenting, workshop and retreat space on research and methodology of Dr Bernard. My favorite person, Brown you individuals and groups. Me Is the founder and director of cultivate. which will obviously talk about threats counseling center and by monthly gatherings cultivate encourages women to cultivate joy courage in freedom in their lives as they pursue emotional, mental and spiritual health meath resides in Atlanta Georgia with her husband and. She's an avid friends. Fan loves dinner on Porch with friends and is passionate about telling women they are loved and worthy, and so he so happy you're here. Out Thank you. Thank you for having me. Excited to chat. So we were talking as. As you know. I frankly and sweaty was getting on air here. I have a couple Internet Faux Pas. I spent an awful lot of time in the south for work especially in in your neck woods near near Atlanta and I've been called a damn Yankee a couple of times our. I spent enough time I. Went to college in the West and There are a lot of folk that move there and someone i. To listeners if I drop my New York drawl and pick up a little bit of a southern trying as we. But. A welcome and dying to know what exactly daring facilitator as because you know if you're a browns fan like we are in, are a lot of our listeners are what the heck is that how do I become you? Can I think my head against yours? What is it? Yes. So very nice. ACILITATOR is someone who has been trained in research and the methodology of Brunei Brown and you are trained to facilitate the curriculums that she has written. That are based on her books to gifts of imperfection daring greatly, and rising strong, and then there are certified there to leave facilitators that are trained to. The curriculum that goes along with her books near to lead, which is for businesses in corporate work. In that sort of thing I I am a huge Bernice, out fan I have to say that Her work literally changed my life or Yeah in tooth and I'll I'll Kinda make the story short. But in two thousand, twelve several people from different areas of my life kept asking me if I had seen this woman's Ted talk and they're like name grenade or rene or something like that. This is before Burnett like really hit it big. And like we're five people in the course of a couple of months kept mentioning Ted Talk to me and finally I was like, okay, got to figure out who this woman is and what she's about and so because I tend to be a little bit upset. I I was. I was just going to dive right into Rene, and so I spent the whole, all of two thousand, twelve reading everything she'd ever written, and at that time she had dreamed books out Thought, it was just me the gift of imperfection enduring greatly had had just come out and I spent reading everything. She never written every article I listened to every podcast interview I just really like speak to myself in grenade for several months and I was totally taken aback I've felt like everything that she talked about in her books was what I heard everyday clients talking about on my couch and and I also felt like she was giving voice and naming so many things that that I still struggled with in my life that you know just in whole concept of shame. Keeps a small and and and chain can sometimes we really loud in our lives and sometimes it can be really covert and just recognizing in my own life like, wow, there there are a lot of ways in my life right now that I'm still hiding and you would never know from looking like looking out you know looking from the outside in you know I was at the time was a practicing therapist as I am still now and I'm giving talks and you know and I was out there but I realize in reading from work and reading her research I realized how? To little ways that I'm hiding hiding in things that I I do hiding in things that I never try hiding in people that I'm like Oh. We don't have anything in common I'M NOT GONNA you know get to know her just lots of little ways and and so I started taking comes little baby steps to come out of hiding really really small things that again, no one on the outside would have noticed any difference in my life but I was taking these little steps that felt very vulnerable to me and to my life and one baby step led to another baby step led to another baby step. And in two thousand thirteen. I had been working at a counseling center here in Atlanta were seven years at the time and or six years, and in two thousand and spring two, thousand thirteen. I went out on my own and started my own private practice and and it was because of Brunei and I know I recognized how cheesy. I mean out of my mouth, but it was you know these months with like Oh my goodness. I'm hiding I'm playing small. I. Am giving into those messages of shame and scarcity and I'm not enough I'm not enough capable enough. I'm not business minded enough and you know there was just a lot of not enough nece still going on in my life despite being a therapist and having done years of personal growth and development work and all of those daily steps to this big professional league of going out on my own and starting my own practice which you know has ended up just being. Probably one of the two best decisions ever in my entire life and So in the spring of two, thousand, thirteen I went out on my own, and then that summer was when I went to Texas for the training to be a certified waste, acilitator and So the the work the training just allows you to do a deeper dive into the work and teaches you how to teach the material to others how how to. Apply it to your client work and and so I, I hold daring way retreat to hold rising strong retreats and I integrate the work into my clients and and it's really foundational in a lot of ways to my practice and how I conceptualize shame with clients, and how I talk about all the different ways we armor up we protect ourselves from vulnerability and it's just been life changing personally and professionally for me.
New York City launches COVID 'situation room' to monitor cases in schools
"The mayor in schools chancellor today rolled out new steps to keep schools from spreading the virus there. De Blasio announced a situation room city health test and trace education officials will be there to immediately respond to covert cases in schools each and every test result where there's a need for action. We'll go right to the Central Command headquarters. The quick decisions we made action will be taken. His honor also announced the addition of 2000 more educators to augment school programs. Chancellor Richard Karanja says they will come from programs that are back Bernard for now, so that means that we're going to stop doing some things, he says. It's a matter of prioritizing needs. Juliet Papa 10 10 wins News 55 teachers and staff members have tested positive out of about 17,000
Chicago violence: 1-year-old boy killed, mother injured after shots fired into vehicle, police say
"We'll see what happened in Chicago over the weekend. See. Did the cops kill anybody? No. Three kids murdered, though Including a one year old boy in a 10 year old girl. In separate shootings. Guess who killed them? Four Children were among the 65 people shot across Chicago this weekend. 18 of them died. Three Children killed. A weekend gun violence brought Chicago over 300 homicides. So far this year and counting. Last year, the city didn't break 300. Until early August. According to the Sun Times data. A 10 year old girl's fatally shot Saturday when a stray bullet hit her inside a Logan Square home on the northwest side. She was inside the apartment about 9 40. PM When the bullet came through the window and struck her in the head. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead hours later. Popo said. The shots may have come from a group of males who began firing it. Another group in the block. Earlier that afternoon, A one year old little boy was killed and his mother wounded in Englewood on the Southside. A woman and her child were driving home from a laundromat. Just after 2 p.m. when a gunman pulled up alongside them in another vehicle and opened fire. The child was struck once in the chest while his mother 22 was grazed on the head. She drove them to ST Bernard Hospital where the child died. Mother was later taken. The University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment in her condition was stabilized. The medical examiner's office identified the little boy a sincere, eh, Gaston. Lived in South Chicago. Earlier that morning, a teenage boy was shot to death in Humboldt Park on the West side and toe. One Douglas 17 was in a large crowd at 11:25 A.m. when he got into an altercation. Someone from the group pulled out a gun. And fired shots.
National New Hampshire Day with Matt and Emilio Barnard
"So each week, one of my podcast friends challenged me to find an episode related to one of those days and I'll be releasing it on the actual date occurs. So let's get to it. What is today's National Day? Hey Paul Matt. NFL. Bernard here we just got back from an awesome week into Hampshire Estate Near and dear to our hearts I'll there and my grandparents still live there. But neither of US are New Hampshire natives we have questions where in the PODCAST universe can we turn to learn more about the Grad State? Well Matin Amelio you've come to the right place but before I give a recommendation I'm going to give a little back story to everyone. When I started this podcast I decide that my guess would be podcasters not just people in the podcast. Matinee have been running mates since very early on going to last two podcasts movements together. But. He didn't have a podcast. So I never asked him to be a guest. Did Matt Start as podcasts just to be a guest on my show, the answer would be revealed later but let's talk about living free or dying I or at least pumpkins. Today. September seventh is national. New Hampshire. Day. I think a great place to start finding podcasts about New Hampshire is the outside in podcast which is made by new. Hampshire public. Radio. Now. It's not exclusively about things from New Hampshire but there are obviously New Hampshire base stories like this one. This episode talks about the Guinness Book of Records Event Were Keen New Hampshire holds a US record for most Jack Lantern in one place at one time. The town held an annual festival and everyone loved it. But as it got bigger and bigger so did the problems I mean if you've got over four thousand pumpkins around that can't be safe right? quaint was no longer the operative word. To find out what happened give it a listen, and let me know what you think by using the National New Hampshire Day Hashtag. Today's guests floral are Matin Amelia Barnard. As I mentioned Matt never had a podcast but due to the pandemic he decide to have some fun with his son with their free extra time and the Barnard's on the NBA podcast was born. In each episode Matinee, choose to colleges with well-known basketball programs and compare their famous alumni to see which school would come out on top. Many years ago I was a big college basketball fan and I still go to the big east championship every year when a pandemic isn't raging I also went to two final four tournaments many years ago. One. was in Atlanta and the other was in New Orleans, of course. So listening to this podcast gives some great of those times. For the episode I'm recommending it's the mismatch between Ucla and Oregon State. Since nothing is free in this world, I'm going to request that Matt and Amelia do an episode pitting Villanova and ruckers against each other. Short seems a little one-sided, but don't sleep on Rucker's there who history has some highlights amidst a lot of lowlights. For. Last recommendation, Matin Amelia recommend the Hollinger and Dunkin NBA show is debating the NBA's best they say and I quote.
Why Is My Serviceberry Losing Leaves in August?
"We also had an email from Japan this week and she says that she has three service berry trees that were planted about eighteen years ago, and she says, initially, they were planted in full sun. But now a maple tree shades them about fifty percent of the day for the past two years the leaves turn orange and fallen off in August. She says they treat those with acid fertilizer Bernard until late spring or early summer. Do you have any ideas on what they can do to keep the trees from an early leaf drop well now? Not nothing absolute. But at the same time service, Berry can certainly stand right out on the curb side in a in a curb lawn they can stand in a plain old front yard they can. As mine have done they can be planted east of a younger oak forty five years. Later they're in full shade by noon and and on top of aging also, but that factor Is Not bad for them because service Berry obviously can handle this on, but it also can thrive in I'm GonNa call it more limited light The shade may be the problem but it also maybe that the big old tree or whatever is giving them shade is has become so very competitive but they're going to have to upgrade the amount of water and. Well Yeah. The amount as well as the timing of the watering I mentioned a little earlier that I've started watering I think I did anyhow started watering in my front yard on Friday morning and the first thing that got it was half the oak tree roots and all three service berries Now they're aging out. So I'm having some problem with them. Per Se just age but they're they're still Competing with the OAK. Then I go back in my history of of hunting time in the early fall. And there is Actual saving on my part a humongous oak tree with great big buttress roots. forking out from the bottom of the trunk. There was a service Berry. Of oh. Three three and a half inches in diameter right in between those two. Well, two of the big buttress roots. It wasn't more than eighteen inches out from the the swell of trunk itself. It was standing probably twenty five or more feet high growing under and within the branches of a humongous Oak. Now, it was the time of year and I had been there before without paying attention but the time of year, when they they it I should say still had a full head of leans now full head in that case was greatly thinned for my trees which were younger and more son. So now with having said, all of that I have a hunch first of all, I don't think they would need to use an acid fertilizer enough. There's no Honda in. Because the the the acid gets diluted pretty significantly once it's installed the ground but fertilization is definitely helpful. I would say that they they need to upgrade to watering those service. Bury's at least every will ten to fourteen days. Good thorough soaking now they're not a creek. Well, one of their cultivars is shorter type that grows right along down to the water's edge us on a creek but by and large. They are denizens naturally of the wooded areas they're in competition I have seen them defoliated by nearly this time of year. And at CETERA. So I I don't think it's anything unusual other than for them to continue the care they've given them. If. It is possible to to lighten north soon out the tree or trees that is shading them. I think that would be of some small benefits I think all they need to do is keep them healthy perhaps a shot fertilizer either in November thereabouts or on into early March just to give them all they need to be competitive and I think they'll find that they can keep them from differentiating soon but maybe not at all totally.
Bren Brown On The Power of Vulnerability
"Renee. I know that you have been Y'all eleven count countdown the days till Brunei. Literally on twitter all my twitter rotties here. Twitter by by quit, April. Rene Vulnerability A has. Ability She's really Dr Bernard Brown but we get to call her Brunette because we're that friendly. She is a professor at the University of Houston Grad School and has spent the past decade studying vulnerability studying courage studying worthiness and shame, and she's also the author of daring greatly. Now. Talked about the book as much as we hear to talk about you all now I know a lot of you saw our two thousand ten Ted talk on the power. Vulnerability. You're among the ten million views and counting for that Ted talk, and she has over two hundred thousand devoted followers on facebook and twitter not bad for a girl from ticks. People have been telling me tweeting me you gotta meet Brown and we finally met a few months ago and we just click we're sisters. We're lost sisters and she introduced us to the notion of daring greatly and I was like yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Could not agree more life is about showing up you say and being seen and daring greatly is the guide for tonight's class teaching us how to bring in everything we've been craving. More. Of everything in our is more joy more trust more intimacy, more empathy, more innovation and creativity. So tell everybody what daring greatly means. Okay. So we asked the life class community to fill in the blanks for US vulnerability. What does vulnerability feel like? Can we see this answer? I grew up thinking vulnerability So vulnerability feels like. Being, helpless. Embarrassed being a small child a lump in your throat emptiness allowing people to judge you letting go the life preserver your first kiss your first kiss everybody remembers that. and. So one of the things I think I've learned the most that was so powerful for me is learning for the first time in my life at forty seven that it is possible to be. Afraid and courageous and the exact same moment bow like i. always grew up believing you're either brave or you're afraid you're either courageous are you were fearful and I think the truth is that most of us are brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time. and to me, that's what daring greatly is. And the truth was that. Up until the Ted Talk I had engineer my career to be very small. Because everyone's sitting in here. Everyone watching. Has something can think of about themselves that would be so hurtful to hear someone else say about you. That, you'd risk anything you do anything to not make that happen like I would never want to hear someone say this about me, and so for me I had that list and in order never to hear those things, I kept my career really small. Then Ted happens and it gets out from underneath me. Then, you get ten million. I love it when she uses that voice. Say. It gives me goosebumps. It just comes over me I can't I know. It's awesome. So. There's like a week where I am everywhere in every magazine and every. News article. And, my husband and my therapist are like do not read the comments online. So I read all the. How many of you can resist show of hands? How many of you think you could resist I have learned to resist? He learns rivals twitter thugs. stugz. Fixing to set them straight. into. Two. Okay. So I read all the comments and on this one day I heard everything. I heard everything that I was afraid to hear my whole life that kept me small. I heard of course, embraces imperfection. What choice would you have if you look like her? She should wait and talk about worthiness when she loses fifteen pounds
Ocasio-Cortez seconds Sanders nomination at convention
"He is now officially the Democratic nominee for president. Arkansas past nine votes for Bernie Sanders and 27 votes for our next president Joe Biden in Colorado will cast 36 months for Bernie Sanders. And 42 far next President Joe Biden. The roll call has just concluded North Carolina put Biden over the top. Although Joe Biden's victory was assured, Bernie Sanders name was still placed in nomination, I hereby second the nomination. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. Your congresswoman, Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. Earlier, former President Bill Clinton addressed the virtual convention going after President Trump You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years? Blame bully and belittle. And you know what? Joe Buddy? Build back better. And right now the Bidens are celebrating in Delaware.
Episode Two: Bernard Freeman aka Bun-B - burst 01
"This is. Free. With Derek Freeman. Hello Mr Freeman. Doing. All right, brother. Appreciate you coming on. Problem and thanks avenue now for everybody that's listening in, we have none other than Bernard Freeman Aka Bundy. My friend, my cousin live in inside the free world podcast with us. Bunny sounds like you're on the road man just just let us know how much time you got. We got. We got some questions for you today. We make it happen. I everybody. Knows Bun the the big thing that everybody knows about you man of course as you G K, and since the beginning you guys have read Port Arthur Texas. Oh, you know not only Port Arthur but you had spent time a lot of time in childhood is in Houston also rep Houston real heavy but tell us a little bit about de growing up in port. Arthur where you're from in the experiences in, PORT ARTHUR IN HOUSTON. as you know you listen I'm not sure if they know not you know put up very small. Industrial town is out of the sexist. Population varies I guess between fifty and fifty, five, thousand depending on the time you check. Build around all refineries You know put out there Bouma. both sprouted up, do this spindle top. So You know pretty much all the small towns in that area surrounding spending time. dairy pretty much facilitate life for the people who worked at the refiners, and so it was it's a blessing and a curse because as a blessing provided a lot of jobs and opportunities in the early days but. If you don't have. Really a Give up you don't work for the refineries for a company that facilitates the refinery and finding good sustainable work can be difficult. A lot of our eggs are in the same basket here. Definitely the we're we're tied to that that oil and gas you know here in Port Arthur. So you know someone with with as much talent as yourself. There's not many opportunities. So you know you had to look the places in thankful that. You know you had connections in Houston and was comfortable moving around in a big city in in making connections. Yeah. I spent a lot of my early years and he's been going back and forth unfortunately I was I was born in Houston but then my parents divorced my mother moved to put because a lot of her family that weren't in Louisiana or Houston when living input and she just wanted a breadth she and. Her aunt. My Grandmother's younger sisters was very close in age with my Mama Mama. Can I born and so they had a very strong relationship and so my mom moved to Port Arthur because there were structure there for But as I got older and started, you know wanting to find my way in the world specifically with entertainment right product didn't afford me any of those opportunities. So you kinda add to go to the big city to make your bones. So to speak but you know I've. been a big part of the culture music. Wise. So we kind of knew where to look and started trying to touch base with stuff but our connection added came on the flute. We were actually in Houston shopping, and so we went to kings flea market on the south side. And just. So happened that there was a guy there named Russell. Washington who had A. Record store but was actually looking for talent So we drove spanked of Houston and wind got the demo tape and then brought it all the way back to. HOUSTON. To store. Let him here a few songs He fell in love with the earliest thing earliest edit of. Debbie something good. which featured more than just me and Tampa. By this time, we ended up putting it out. It was only Tampa. And from that point on I get, the rest is history. Man, in history you've made definitely you know let's take real quick take it back. Just a little bit of the way we Mitt was was something unique in not I'll never forget it. I was a freshman in high school and we had a class together theater and your last name was Freeman and my last name was Freeman and we've got to talk and one day I. Think I told you that my dad was from Ville Platte and you said you'd from Vail plant and you say, well, my dad's from veal platinum next thing you know I think you went check Some of the lines and I went check some of the family lines and sure enough we were kin and from then on man I I just. I've already. Thought you were intelligent. One of the most intelligent people I've met even in my forty four years that I've been on this earth man I told you such a high regard. But from that point Oh man I watched you in and you've always been a motivator a trendsetter and you've left breadcrumbs for somebody like myself that can follow if you have ambition if driving I've always appreciated what of the people that hit us on facebook you know put something out there earlier was like. Man I'm getting ready to go online with gun right now we're doing the free world pie cast any questions and we'll take one questions and somebody they hit us up was big Jack. So Big Jackson Holler at you man said what's up and I was thinking about big Jag being in the same class with us you big Jack and I think Nolan Davis. And your cats were I just looked up to you guys so. Jackson was up man but that was the beginning days g K. so that was did. With. Big Time or how big time come about. Is that well, they came from that initial day of going to the market you know and we came to the agreement that. We are open to working with him and you know we were very young industry. We didn't really know anything as far as easy business and he didn't either like he came in from a retail aspect, but he always had a really good ear for music and You know he was the one that out of all the stuff that tell me something good was actually one of the oldest on. That we had in the catalogue at that time. So we brought him everything that we had, and he listen to some of the newer stuff which would have been like cocaine tobacco. The ride would have been part of that as well. but he was like, yeah, I mean. It's cool but they the tell me something good that that. Like I said he had yet amazing. You know yeah. No maintenance here for that kind of thing man shot big Joe me and Jack was. down. With each other and Nolan of course, normal ones you know probably one of my closest friends in school and the funny thing was with working with Nolan like Nolan I both kind of woke up when Bain was like. Let's go sign up for the navy. and. So we went we went there today we went to the naval officer assigned everything, but we didn't take the oath and then like a couple of weeks later, we were like Joe. I don't think that's what we. And they tried to they tried to Pigeonhole as into it and you know I tested very high tested like ninety, seven coadjutor. So their their whole day for me was like we WANNA. Thank you get college and we also WanNa put you basically on a nuclear submarine bike. So we want to college. To understand how to you know work in that field like engineering. and. Then put you on a nuclear submarine and. I Love Water I love this women all of the idea of. Underwater. For my dad time that was that was not what I was about that was not what I wanted to do with my life. So we had the we realize that like the easiest way to get out of that would have been to get scholarships. So that's when no letting I really started focusing heavily on drama and ended up getting Scholarships back in the Senate. And that kind of the way of of getting them like off of our. Of Our case at the time, and then after that, we decided that that wasn't. So. We were young kids bad. You know we you know. Thank God. We had options in life. we but we just didn't know what direction we wanted to go to at that point and and at that point I I really started to fall in love with the idea of of making music right so much that I loved theater. I just realized that wasn't necessarily path I wanted to take, and it's funny because music kind of brought me back around to that because being. Pop? Culture. I've actually been in a few feature films I was in the dirty third I was in This movie called. Video girl where I actually went meagan. Good. It's just the Maya good and Ruby Dee and I had like one on one team would ruby dee I Rueda de basically beat me up in the movie. Sat me around wow because I was the boyfriend until the Maya good and she ended up being killed. while she was with me because I have beef with them do out there that Ruby was like you know very upset with me forget it. Get a girl killed she kinda be up or whatever it was. It was amazing because you know you grow up. looking ruby dee is. That's film royalty. Definitely and So you know being party hip hop culture has not only made like you know my new dreams come true but even facilitating some old dreams come true. You know I'm very, very blessed. Individual man apposite. Very blessed very talented it full circle. You know I've always told you that that stage when we did the, we used to have a thing tell some of the folks if you you went to a draw drama festival, they had a thing called group impromptu and you know I had the honor of being in the group impromptu with Bun a few
Ponzi king Madoff's brother released from home confinement
"The The younger younger brother brother of of Ponzi Ponzi King King Bernard Bernard Madoff's Madoff's been been released released from from home home confinement confinement and and from from federal federal custody. custody. Peter Madoff, who had served about nine years of his sentence, was released from home confinement, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He had been transferred to home confinement from the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami in November 2019. Officials said the 74 year old Madoff had pleaded guilty to falsifying documents and lying to regulators is part of his brother's Ponzi scheme. And was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Ponzi king Madoff's brother released from home confinement
"A posy King Bernard Madoff has been released from home confinement and from federal custody, the bureau of president said Friday. Peter Madoff, who served about nine years of his sentence was released from home confinement. He had been transferred to home confinement for the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami in November 2019.
Makeover: Oil Giant BP Promises to Cut Oil Production, Invest in Renewables
"Somebody had to go I. It's no surprise that Covid Nineteen Delta Draconian blow to the oil and gas industry stay at home orders and line shutdowns of dramatically reduced the need for oil and gas prices and earnings plunged well. Now at least one giant oil company says demand for fossil fuels will never be the same again and it's taking steps not just to pivot, but to make itself over entirely. That business is BP the london-based behemoth last week, the one, hundred, ten year, old company announced a seventeen billion dollar quarterly loss and multibillion dollar writedown of its assets. But what generated headlines was its announcement that over the next decade, it intends to discard its identity as a fossil fuel business. Instead, it'll invest heavily in a wide variety of renewable energy technologies on its way to achieving net zero emissions by twenty fifty. Specifically bb says it will cut oil and gas production by forty percent over the next decade. At the same time, it plans to put ten times as much money into renewable energy investments as it currently does with a goal of investing five billion dollars a year by twenty thirty bio-energy hydrogen, carbon, capture and storage investments in electric vehicle charging stations are all said to be on the menu as our wind and solar. From. A business perspective the move does make some sense BP expects demand for oil to fall between fifty and seventy five percent over the next thirty years as the world attempts to slow global warming. In June BP officials acknowledged that the pain caused to the oil business by the pandemic isn't temporary. It's permanent. They say in a statement, they said covid nineteen would accelerate an existing transition to a lower carbon economy as country seek to quote, build back better meaning in ways less harmful to the environment. The shift is taking a toll on BP's employees. The company announced in June that it plans to lay off ten thousand people. BP's dismal second quarter didn't seem to faze investors instead they embrace the company's new renewable energy shift its share price leapt seven percent on the news stuart joyner an analyst at the market research firm redburn remarked that the move was major positive, thoughtful, and largely unexpected the New York Times reported. Unexpected too many perhaps, but close observers of the company may not have been that surprised. BP has spent the last decade clawing back from its disastrous deepwater horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For obvious reasons, the company hasn't exactly been a darling of environmentalists, but quickly after becoming CEO in February Bernard Looney made a pledge for BP to achieve net zero emissions by twenty fifty it was the first of giant global oil companies to do so. At the time both socially conscious and traditional investors applauded BP's pledge Andrew Logan and oil and gas director at series a climate change advocacy organization said EP was setting a new standard for leadership in the oil industry CNN reported and Barclays analysts called the plan both fundamental and radical. Last week. Looney. said in a statement quote. This coming decade is critical for the world in the fight against climate change and to drive the necessary change in global energy systems will require action from everyone but so far oil giants. Exxon and Chevron have not followed suit indeed mobile continues to expand oil exploration and production around the world despite its own sharp drop in earnings. The Washington Post reported BP has attempted and failed at other eco, friendly initiatives over the years and BP will continue to invest in and make most of its money from fossil fuels for at least another five years. Still observers agree that this is the company's most transformative move yet, and the realities of business may give BP's ecoconscious strategy more momentum than has existed in the past. As reporter Steven muffs wrote in. The Washington Post for. BP. Is trying to get ahead of what climate change might forced the industry to do. Anyway.
Prosecutors Drop Murder Charge Against North Miami Man, Citing ‘Stand Your Ground'
"Criminal charges are to be filed against a North Miami man accused of shooting and killing a former lover, according to the Miami Herald. Bernard ST Pierre won't be charged in last month's shooting that killed George Addison ST Pierre told investigators he was standing his ground because Addison, who went by the name Cleo was attacking him with brass knuckles that contain a powerful stun gun. There's surveillance video that supported ST Pierre's claim, so prosecutors won't charge him with manslaughter.
SpaceX launches Starship prototype on dramatic test flight
"So I up some news on space of course earlier this week, they had the successful completion of the crew demo to mission with the splashdown astronauts, Bankin and Doug. Yesterday. We had some more good news on space x with the successful test flight hundred and fifty meter hop as they are known, which is just a launch and then a quick landing of starship prototype vehicle S and five or serial number five. So this was a similar to these star hopper flight that happened last year. If you remember that and the reason, these tests are so exciting because this is the. Iteration process for the vehicle that will eventually carry humans to Mars at least that is the goal Yulon in June said that they are targeting to for the first cargo mission to Mars and twenty twenty four for the first crude mission. Among other things, this test is based XS next generation raptor engine. This test flight was a single engine vehicle. The final starship is supposed to have six raptor engines and that will. Eventually sit on rocket booster called super heavy with thirty one of the raptor engines as far as what comes next for starship. Yuan, said quote we'll do several short hops to smooth out launch process. Then go high altitude with lots and quote in reply to a tweet from rocket photographer Austin Bernard, which read quote today marks the beginning of a new era even though this is a small step, we are A. Giant leap closer to Mars than we were yesterday. The Future of interplanetary travel is upon US Mars here we come and quote Yulon replied quote Mars is looking real and quote also in response to on twitter he said progress is accelerating salon was clearly very happy with the results of
Atlanta - 260 Gwinnett School District Employees Have Tested Positive Or Exposed To COVID-19
"And big trouble in a big school district, Georgia's largest public school district, just outside Atlanta, has dozens of staffers who have either gotten the Corona virus or Come in close contact with someone who has it. Bernard Watson is a Gwinnett County school spokesman. Approximately 260 employees who have been excluded from work due to a positive case or contact with a case. This number's fluid as we continue to have new reports and others who are returning
Atlanta - 260 Gwinnett School District Employees Have Tested Positive Or Exposed To COVID-19
"Trouble in a big school district, Georgia's largest public school district, just outside Atlanta, has dozens of staffers who have either gotten the Corona virus or Come in close contact with someone who has it. Bernard Watson is a Gwinnett County school spokesman. Approximately 260 employees who have been excluded from work due to a positive case or contact with a case. This number's fluid as we continue to have new reports and others who are returning to work.
Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'
"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.
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At showing how many folks are on the front lines it showing how dependent we are on healthcare, it's also showing how mental health is a huge issues, the stress of the pandemic and it's also showing up in the racial disparities right when we look and see that black and Brown folks are dying at a higher rate like there's a pandemic that comes across our country across the globe and yet. Yet in the United, states what see is that black and Brown people are dying at a substantially greater rate than others when I see the racial disparities around Kovin I feel outraged every day and I think about my kids and everything that I'm working for to ensure that they live in a state and in a country where they simply have equal opportunity right now. I'm not asking for a leg. Asking for any kind of you know anything special, and simply asking for equal opportunity for my children to be healthy, and well for my children to have their God given right to grow up and make themselves whatever it is that they will make of themselves, and so from that standpoint, it's been terribly challenging time if I'm speaking honestly because you know, we're all working around the clock, fighting Covid, and then we also have to be fighting all these other pieces fighting racial discrimination structural inequalities, all of these different pieces and for me, the fight has never felt more important and it. It feels like we're right on the front
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"When I woke up. I thought I had died in Gun, heaven. Quiet, in in white in the hospital, it reminded me of heaven until I heard the doctors talking. and. That was the county hospital. So I was there for about four days. La County. No, this was in. Martinez, California? And THEY TOMMY DOWN. To. My. Ankles to Mirisch to. My waist. And it was just. Wasn't good man. You. Would you remember what we were doing? What made them need to do that? Uh. Probably the truth is. Before they Taibbi guests, I got violent but I don't remember I don't remember being violent. So, they tied me down the story I tell! where? I wanted to get out so bad. That's all I. WanNa do is get out. Yourselves tied down his bed. So I asked the nurse like three in the morning. Can you give me some chapstick from lips? Okay, so she got some Chechen so. Took hours. One off. To. A halfway free right and the next morning when they came to gave me breakfast. I took the knife will that was in there I started. Rip Know Cutting the. Feet per in the nurse caught me and they were all. Trying to scape-. So they you know I was eating with plastic. Forks after that. Wow, you know they don't the whole leather strength. Thing is not something that's done anymore all snapchat. Isn't no I mean if it is, it's it requires all kinds of justification and. Review and state agencies come in and try to figure out either a failure that ended up in leather. Restraints back then the from the thirties and forties to. Early nineties they used rather routinely when when was this? What was the cavs eighties? Eighty. What eighty five. They had they're using it a log with the PCP. Patients and stuff, too, so there was. There sort of like happy with us. And it's a it's a Dakota thing that leather restraints I don't think it's I. Don't think it's good at all. Not Good, that's exactly right is not good I mean I guess it started. That's all they had didn't have much medication and things so. We keep people from hurting themselves or other people and things. I. I have a book on. Recommend you. It's by a psychologist, I. I admire them Stephen Hinshaw. It's called another kind of madness, a journey through the stigma and hope of mental illness. His father had bipolar disorder, and it was hidden from him his whole life. And they didn't really have a language to talk about. He ended up becoming this very famous psychologist. and. I think you would really relate to it. It's the it's the generation before yours. And how they treated it, then which was, they would send people away for years, and they wouldn't tell anybody where they went. They because was shameful and you know stigmatized. Yeah, that's not good. Pathetic pathetic. So so did they finally make a diagnosis that particular hospitalization? It was a therapist in there. Who kept going in talking to him? Accessible. What's wrong with me? And he'd saved in what you think. How do you feel? And I'd, get, upset. How do you think I think it. How do you think I feel? Like control? Turn with me. He could tell me what.
"bernard l." Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Everybody wants to to your podcast. Keep supporting us and supporting the wind that blows the sales. The Corolla Pirate ship onward. Appreciate it very much, also. She Got Dr. do dot com the strings. We're doing there. We're trying to date on all. That's going on. With the. Situation and <hes> as well <hes> get after. Today, it is my privilege to welcome back to the program Marie Bernard Maurice <hes>. Is it your numerous race? Nothing general about it. As I nothing about it I love and lithium. Save me on and off. General hospitals are released just recently. You Follow Maurice. Act Maurice Benard the an the also. Maurice, Benard TV <hes> were of course. If you remember, he was Sonny Corinthos on ABC. General Hospital since nineteen ninety-three and <hes>. He's been a friend of this and work for a long time. I welcome back Bernard. Let led to be. Gut Bernardi my head because I I spoke to Anthony Hopkins the other night. Just I just A. It's a long story, but whenever I hear his voice I just think about him sitting down going okay Benard okay, but. Not In your in my not come out of my mouth. While most people say Bernard. Yes, I know, and that's actually I think what the guy's name is Bernard Anthony Hopkins says it's been on. So what's going on about? <hes> the book I kind of. Like. One flew over the coup. CUCKOO's nest meets Cinderella. And that's kind of what the whole I mean, but there's a lot of mental health in the book. <hes>. An incredible love story. With Paula for over thirty years. And kids in animals in the whole thing. Are you still were. Murphy bought the house, or you're selling it or you're gonNA live there. That house down behind were Adam Corolla used to live now told that about what ten years ago then now. Yeah and is everybody's still living under the same roof for the. Kids SORTA scattered. What's happening? I got one of my kids a pregnant. She lives with her husband. Not here and then the rest of the kids are. Trapped in here. Now everyone's drive with everybody. So low telling you about the work I mean so. You're diagnosed with bipolar one. Yes, I was diagnosed. When I was twenty one. <hes> nobody knew what it was, nobody could tell me what was wrong with me and they put me in a mental institution. For two and a half weeks. <hes> and that was that was hell. Man will let's kind of break it down because because we didn't have terms then like bipolar, one bipolar, too I think we've been calling it manic depression back that that's what it was it or many of unknown origin, those sorts of things. And what were the symptoms? What was happening to you? I would stay up all night. I wouldn't sleep I would cry for no reason. I would. I was reading Phil Donahue Mind. He was talking directly to you on. Let me tell. You right before he would ask a question. I knew what he was going to say and I got my mom as a witness. So things like that. It was just a lot of things that we're just weren't normal in I wasn't on drugs. And I wasn't drinking so. They can figure it out. And then one night. I got out of bed I slept with my mom and dad. Just because I was sick or whatever it was, that was twenty one. And I jumped out of bed night I. Told my dad that I was the devil. Because then you taste something. Don't ever don't ever have anybody. Watch the exorcist. That movie traumatized me my whole life. So Cops came that night. But they couldn't do anything. Because once. The cops came into the House I was normal. I was a hey. What's going on now? We're just talking. Everything's fine. W Extras last night overdoing. It my mom and dad were crying and stuff so the next morning they took me to the hospital. And that was the beginning of of Hell. What was delicious at the hospital? Well. At the. This is the first hospital. In, order for them to put me in there. That take these big nurse guys grammy? Mike Dad my brother in at that moment I was calling my brother and my dad. The exorcist and I was sitting on. Now is saying you know I'm the exorcist? And gave me a shot. which put me out? And when I woke up. I thought I had died in Gun, heaven. Quiet, in in white in the hospital, it reminded me of heaven until I heard
"bernard l." Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Kind of. Like. One flew over the coup. CUCKOO's nest meets Cinderella. And that's kind of what the whole I mean, but there's a lot of mental health in the book. An incredible love story. With Paula for over thirty years. And kids in animals in the whole thing. Are you still were. Murphy bought the house, or you're selling it or you're gonNA live there. That house down behind were Adam Corolla used to live now told that about what ten years ago then now. Yeah and is everybody's still living under the same roof for the. Kids SORTA scattered. What's happening? I got one of my kids a pregnant. She lives with her husband. Not here and then the rest of the kids are. Trapped in here. Now everyone's drive with everybody. So low telling you about the work I mean so. You're diagnosed with bipolar one. Yes, I was diagnosed. When I was twenty one. nobody knew what it was, nobody could tell me what was wrong with me and they put me in a mental institution. For two and a half weeks. and that was that was hell. Man will let's kind of break it down because because we didn't have terms then like bipolar, one bipolar, too I think we've been calling it manic depression back that that's what it was it or many of unknown origin, those sorts of things. And what were the symptoms? What was happening to you? I would stay up all night. I wouldn't sleep I would cry for no reason. I would. I was reading Phil Donahue Mind. He was talking directly to you on. Let me tell. You right before he would ask a question. I knew what he was going to say and I got my mom as a witness. So things like that. It was just a lot of things that we're just weren't normal in I wasn't on drugs. And I wasn't drinking so. They can figure it out. And then one night. I got out of bed I slept with my mom and dad. Just because I was sick or whatever it was, that was twenty one. And I jumped out of bed night I. Told my dad that I was the devil. Because then you taste something. Don't ever don't ever have anybody. Watch the exorcist. That movie traumatized me my whole life. So Cops came that night. But they couldn't do anything. Because once. The cops came into the House I was normal. I was a hey. What's going on now? We're just talking. Everything's fine. W Extras last night overdoing. It my mom and dad were crying and stuff so the next morning they took me to the hospital. And that was the beginning of of Hell. What was delicious at the hospital? Well. At the. This is the first hospital. In, order for them to put me in there. That take these big nurse guys grammy? Mike Dad my brother in at that moment I was calling my brother and my dad. The exorcist and I was sitting on. Now is saying you know I'm the exorcist? And gave me a shot. which put me out?.
"bernard l." Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Everybody wants to to your podcast. Keep supporting us and supporting the wind that blows the sales. The Corolla Pirate ship onward. Appreciate it very much, also. She Got Dr. do dot com the strings. We're doing there. We're trying to date on all. That's going on. With the. Situation and <hes> as well <hes> get after. Today, it is my privilege to welcome back to the program Marie Bernard Maurice <hes>. Is it your numerous race? Nothing general about it. As I nothing about it I love and lithium. Save me on and off. General hospitals are released just recently. You Follow Maurice. Act Maurice Benard the an the also. Maurice, Benard TV <hes> were of course. If you remember, he was Sonny Corinthos on ABC. General Hospital since nineteen ninety-three and <hes>. He's been a friend of this and work for a long time. I welcome back Bernard. Let led to be. Gut Bernardi my head because I I spoke to Anthony Hopkins the other night. Just I just A. It's a long story, but whenever I hear his voice I just think about him sitting down going okay Benard okay, but. Not In your in my not come out of my mouth. While most people say Bernard. Yes, I know, and that's actually I think what the guy's name is Bernard Anthony Hopkins says it's been on. So what's going on about? <hes> the book I kind of. Like. One flew over the coup. CUCKOO's nest meets Cinderella. And that's kind of what the whole I mean, but there's a lot of mental health in the book. <hes>. An incredible love story. With Paula for over thirty years. And kids in animals in the whole thing. Are you still were. Murphy bought the house, or you're selling it or you're gonNA live there. That house down behind were Adam Corolla used to live now told that about what ten years ago then now. Yeah and is everybody's still living under the same roof for the. Kids SORTA scattered. What's happening? I got one of my kids a pregnant. She lives with her husband. Not here and then the rest of the kids are. Trapped in here. Now everyone's drive with everybody. So low telling you about the work I mean so. You're diagnosed with bipolar one. Yes, I was diagnosed. When I was twenty one. <hes> nobody knew what it was, nobody could tell me what was wrong with me and they put me in a mental institution. For two and a half weeks. <hes> and that was that was hell. Man will let's kind of break it down because because we didn't have terms then like bipolar, one bipolar, too I think we've been calling it manic depression back that that's what it was it or many of unknown origin, those sorts of things. And what were the symptoms? What was happening to you? I would stay up all night. I wouldn't sleep I would cry for no reason. I would. I was reading Phil Donahue Mind. He was talking directly to you on. Let me tell. You right before he would ask a question. I knew what he was going to say and I got my mom as a witness. So things like that. It was just a lot of things that we're just weren't normal in I wasn't on drugs. And I wasn't drinking so.
"bernard l." Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Bernard parish outside New Orleans is tropical storm crystal ball works its way inland it's battering the Gulf coast with high winds even spawning spinning off tornadoes in the Outer Banks the storm working its way northward in Arkansas and Missouri OPEC the oil cartel and allied nations agreed to extend the production cut of nearly ten million barrels a day through the end of July they're hoping to encourage stability in energy markets roiled by the pandemic fuel global economic crisis enforcing compliance though remains the thorny issue you're listening to ABC news you know it's this is news radio eight forty WHAS your news now health officials across the Commonwealth urging anyone attending social justice protests to get tested for covert nineteen days of protests have been held in global Lexington and several other Kentucky cities in response to the shooting death by local police a Brianna Taylor as well as the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police many protesters not wearing face masks and social distancing is difficult when thousands of people are marching in the streets that is prompting health officials to encourage demonstrators to get tested for the coronavirus Kentucky state officials with the latest cove in nineteen numbers across the bluegrass state there are eleven thousand two hundred and eighty seven cases of covert nineteen throughout the Commonwealth with four hundred and seventy deaths in the Hoosier state they're battling thirty seven thousand three hundred and ninety seven cases of covert nineteen I'm rob carpenter as we face wraps the most contentious presidential election in history two thousand one hundred nearly unprecedented circumstances Joe Biden for president a lot of factors in play the reference will cut through the chaos and bring you the info you need can you imagine if these people treated me fairly the election would be over news radio wait forty WHAS.
"bernard l." Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Forty seven year old. German. Ex-pat Bernard Julius Otto Kuhn stood before an American military tribunal in Honolulu Hawaii. A jury of uniformed officers. I'd him from the bench as the judge announced his sentence for spying on. Us military operations and sharing that Intel with the Japanese Bernard coon was condemned to death by firing squad. Court was adjourned. Bernard maintained his composure despite the crushing sentence but the next day he got news that cracked his stony facade his twenty two year old stepdaughter ruth. Coon was also going to be tried on charges of espionage. And if the truth came out Bernard knew that she would be sentenced to death as well. The journey to this moment began back in nineteen thirty. Five when Bernard coon was a man on the rise. In Germany a respected veteran from World War One Bernard was also a medical doctor who hobnobbed with many high ranking Nazis. The doctor's own attributes however often paled next to those of his fifteen year old step daughter. Ruth she was bright beautiful and adventurous traits that endeared her to many of Bernard's acquaintances to his dismay. They even attracted the notice of Minister of propaganda. Yosef Gobbles Bernardino knew that goebbels was a married man not to mention more than twenty years older than his stepdaughter yet. He felt he could do nothing to deny such a powerful figure ruth. Meanwhile thought she bagged a major catch and being a fifteen year old. Couldn't help but tell everyone about her love affair with the powerful Nazi. This was a mistake. It made her and by extension the whole coon family a matter of national concern goebbels. Young lover was embarrassing and potentially a liability in mid nineteen thirty five bear. Narda was informed that the fatherland needed his service in Honolulu Hawaii. It was four years before World War Two but the Germans were already looking to form an alliance with Japan. The Japanese intern were seeking ways to expand their empire and they needed light skinned English speakers in Hawaii to get them information. Although Barnard did speak English. He probably knew that wasn't why he'd been given the job. He and his family were being shipped off to keep ruth away from Joseph Goebbels Turning Down. The job was not an option. He arrived on the islands in the summer of Nineteen thirty five with his wife six year. Old Son and Ruth Bernhard claim to be a linguist studying Japanese and Hawaiian culture. Ruth find a place for herself as Bernard's helper a bright young woman interested in regional history together father and stepdaughter traveled all over Hawaii. Getting the lay of the land for Germany's Japanese friends. The thrill of spying was incredible. Especially for adventurous young ruth. She became addicted to the game and she hungered for more. She started attending dances at naval clubs. All over the island and made friends with a number of officers who she coquettish questioned about their bases their schedules and their orders. Everything she learned she passed onto Bernard in turn he related the Intel to the Japanese consulate and collected their pay the Intel Ruth and Bernard collected so impressed their allies that around nineteen forty one. They were summoned to meet Japan's Vice Counsel Oto Jiro Khuda Okuda told the father stepdaughter team that his country needed detailed information on the movements of the American fleet. In and around Pearl Harbor Ruth was confident they could deliver the goods. She'd recently gotten engaged to an American naval officer and she was certain that she could charm him into telling her anything the Japanese wanted to know. Bernard on the other hand wasn't comfortable with the mission as a former intelligence officer he knew kind of data was sometimes used to plan an attack and if the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor his family would be endangered in more ways than one. Ruth however was determined to complete the assignment. She negotiated the fee herself. Forty thousand dollars for the Intel. Almost seven hundred thousand dollars today. Bernard couldn't say no coming up the consequences of Bernard and roots actions podcast listeners. We realized that there are a lot of par- cast chose to choose from each day and sometimes not enough time to sort through them all in our new feed podcast daily we filter through your favorite podcast series to highlight the most timely and relevant episode premiering. Each day every Monday through Friday. Discover in new and captivating episode curated specifically for you. That's one new episode from our slate of content handpicked with you in mind. Time is precious. And we've got you covered. Follow podcast daily free on spotify or wherever. You get your podcasts. You can check out more. Podcast shows and a full library of episodes in spotify by searching for par cast in the spotify search bar or by going to spotify dot com slash podcast. Now back to the story in nineteen forty one. German National Bernard Koon and his stepdaughter ruth provided Japan with intelligence on the movements of the American Fleet in and around Pearl Harbor for hefty fee. The consequences would be devastating on Sunday December seventh nineteen forty one bear. Narda rose early to take his son Hans to Sunday school on his way back to their Pearl Harbor home. He heard planes droning overhead. Then there were flashes of light above the harbor next AH BOOM AND PLUMES OF SMOKE. This was the result of their Intel. Japan was destroying the fleet thereby pulling the US into World War. Two that meant the Americans would soon be knocking on the Kuhn family door. They're not had an outlet coordinated with the Japanese in preparation for just this sort of emergency. He and his family would flee to Tokyo where new lives awaited them but it would only work if they could get off the island immediately amidst the chaos of the bombing which it turned out. They couldn't less than a day later. American officials barged into the Kuhn's home vice counsel Khuda had attempted to burn incriminating documents at the consulate. But they'd stopped him just in time among the paperwork they retrieved was a detailed report of Bernard. And Ruth's intelligence Bernard immediately claimed responsibility. He told officials that he did all the work himself and that his family knew nothing about it unconvinced. The Americans took Bernard Ruth and Friedel into custody up on February twenty first nineteen forty two less than three months after the bombing bear. Nord was tried by a military tribunal. He was found guilty of espionage and condemned to death by Musket. Fire a dark end but at first Bernard felt. This was a win. Surely if he was being sentenced to death it meant. They blamed him for the espionage. Naught Ruth however the next day he found that his stepdaughter was to be tried as well at last. He lost his composure. Bernard begged US intelligence officers to set ruth free claiming she was nothing more than an innocent young woman at first his audience remained unmoved. But then Bernard offered to tell them everything he knew. At which point they became very interested. Indeed we don't know exactly what Bernard told American officials behind closed doors. But we do know that. Shortly after this conversation Ruth and Friedel were released from custody they were sent to an internment camp to wade out the remainder of the war when it ended in nineteen forty five. They were deported to Germany. As for Bernard. His sentence was mercifully reduced from execution to fifty years hard labour after thirteen years in. Us custody he was ultimately sent back to his family and a Post War Germany. To face the aftermath of the war he had helped put into motion..
"bernard l." Discussed on Espionage
"Bernard Bore Seco and Shi Pei Pu lives had come undone in the summer of nineteen eighty three. They were both arrested in connection with Bernard's theft of French documents for the Chinese he's government pay who had been outed as a man disguising himself as a woman disguising herself as a man Bernard are denied the revelations to himself and others for years as their case wound through the French court system but by spring of Nineteen eighty-four. He reached his breaking point upon learning that his son was not in fact. His Biological Son Bernard Attempted Suicide Bernard was discovered fortunately before he succumbed to his injuries but the psychological damage lingered as did the questions. Why had Pei Pu lied? Had he been working with the Chinese government. Was this all terrible. Grand plot against Bernard hard in May nineteen eighty six. The trial began in earnest. It was brief filled with laughter from the tittering spectators. Here's who were incredulous at every new detail of the relationship between Pei Pu and Bernard in court Pei Pu denied having any involvement involvement with the Chinese government. The story was as Bernard had told it except for his gender and the interventions of Kong and Jiao had come as much as a surprise to him as Bernard Bernard lawyer pointed to the paltry offerings contained within the stolen documents jokes folks from the ambassador to Mongolia about yaks. Requests for office supplies press packets compiled from public newspaper. Clippings Bernard it seemed had never even actually betrayed his country. This argument was not entirely convincing. Apparently though the judge didn't give the maximum sentence of twenty years imprisonment he did give both Pei Pu and Bernard six years. It wasn't As bad as it could have been but it was still a blow particularly to Bernard who had laboured under the delusion that his pure motives might yet ed save him still loyal Bernard's partner teary took a job near the prison in order to visit him frequently. So did Bertrand Bernard's son now seventeen years old. It seemed like this would be their new way of life at least for the foreseeable future. But in early Nineteen eighty-seven Pei Pu was released after just eleven months behind bars. Apparently at a function in China the the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs had pulled aside a high ranking advisor to French President Francois Mitterrand. He expressed the Chinese government's desire to a CPA Pooh released. When the adviser briefed President Mitterrand on the situation both agreed that pay whose actions were relatively minor minor especially compared to the stakes of keeping the peace with rising power China after some back and forth with the Chinese government ensuring tapuz safety in the event of his release Mitterrand officially granted him? A pardon papers released gave Bernard Grounds to appeal his his decision to his lawyer launched an appeal and with recommendations from bernards government. Friends obtained a pardon for Bernard too. He was released in August. Nineteen eighty-seven a year after the trial and four years after his initial arrest they they were free men now but of course much had transpired between the two Bernard was not exactly looking to welcome Pei Pu back into who is life instead. He Interior lived on Bernard's meager savings some unemployment income and other scraps of money. They travelled travelled some and Bernard been spent time with Bertrand. WHO was working with Pei Pu at a French restaurant though they lived somewhat anonymous? Miss Uninteresting lives after Prison Bernard and Pei Pu were known public figures on the case made the two into a national mockery and their story was only publicized. Further with the advent of the nineteen eighty eight play M. Butterfly written by David. Henry Hwang the play exaggerated some elements of Bernard and Papa- story for example. It turned the Bernard character into a higher ranking official but it fundamentally it told the true story of Bernard and papers relationship and spread it to a wide audience. Even winning the Tony for best play that year in nineteen eighty nine Bernard sued the production and earn himself a percentage of royalties in a settlement. Though pay Poos lawyer Royer attempted to get him a settlement deal to Pei. Pu proved too difficult to work with. And the money never materialized although one would expect back to sharp split following the revelations about Pei Pu the truth ended up more complicated and difficult Bernard and Pei Pu both acted acted as parent figures to Bertrand. Despite neither of them being his biological parents and Bernard felt betrayed by Pei Pu he. He didn't describe much anger toward him. He simply said it is better to be cheated than to cheat and dismissed the whole thing for for many years. The two would still get together and drink on two occasions. The Chinese New Year and the anniversary of Bernard's released is from prison. Papers own motivations in this affair remain mysterious eliminated only slightly by an interview. He gave save after leaving prison in it. He described his own relationship to Bernard into gender. In general he said to the world. I am a man but to myself into Bernard I was and I am a woman. Uh always a woman in the nineteen sixties and in particular in the repressive society of Maoist. China it's possible that Pei pu was simply what we might now call gender fluid if we take his word for it. He struggled to limit himself to a single gender identity. Not perhaps he simply found someone. He loved someone who loved him and did what are took to preserve that relationship in two thousand nine. At the age of Seventy Shi Pei Pu died. He had spent his life avoiding questions about his relationship with Bernard hard and about his own gender and sexuality. He found them distasteful and rarely granted interviews Bernard claim that in the months before for his death paid still called occasionally and professed as ever his genuine love for the diplomat but Bernard himself claim him to feel nothing. People and Bernard Sad story is in unusual. Espionage Tail Bernard spying didn't alter the course served geopolitical history and fact the inconsequential nature of the documents. He stole maybe the reason he's a free man today to the extent at that he's known it's less as a dashing double o seven figure and more as a buffoon the man who slept with another man and didn't didn't even realize it what's most poignant too many of us about the story may be the romance even more especially with its deceptions nations and betrayals. It created a bizarre family one of three people unrelated by blood but inextricably bound to one another author. These ties were so tight that Bernard eagerly used his position in order to ensure the safety of these people and even and after the truth came out both Pei Pu and Bernard still acted as Bertrando parents but the romance of the tail may be more more closely tied to the espionage than it seems. At first glance Bernard found a thrill in leading a double life at least early on in both is relationship with pay poo and his espionage. He met secretly with pay poo at night at a time. When relationships with former formers were frowned upon then outright forbidden by the Chinese government he worked jovially with his colleagues by day only to betray them and steal steal their files at night? He did this to protect his family but by his own admission he did it for the thrill has well. The dangers of espionage are myriad of course but what can ultimately pose the greatest risk is the simple fact of trying to lead need to opposing lives in love and in spycraft. Both it's rarely game. That comes without great eight cost..
"bernard l." Discussed on Espionage
"Considered surgery in which pay Pu may have changed their genitals but their conclusion was that biologically pay who was nail in his prison. Cell Bernard heard the report on the radio and was floored he cried out in in anguish and in confusion as his amused cellmates looked on. They were less amused. That night has Bernard tossed and turned with nightmares. Has that caused him to scream and shout in his sleep by the morning he had internally rejected. The police findings Pei Pu. It was a woman he was sure after all. Where else could Bertrand have come from with? Both his parents under arrest list teenage Bertrand had been sent to stay with Bernard's parents in his rural hometown. On Bernard's family was still baffled by what happened. They knew that their son had been arrested. Along with that. Strange male companion. He'd been hanging around with lately but the pieces didn't fit and Bertrand was perhaps the least fitting piece of all one weekend. The team was sent to stay with his aunt Mimi. She had a daughter her about Bertrand's age in the three of them stayed up playing games and talking but Bertrand was withdrawn. When Mimi asked what was wrong Bertrand answered honestly he said I'm not Bernard's son hello? Bertrand told me about his birthplace in a distant province of China near the Soviet border. He was old enough. He said to remember remember his parents his real parents who were part of a minority group in Annex Chinese territory. They were Wiegert I. He said a Muslim minority has a child. He had been writing with his father through the desert. When they were besieged by Chinese soldiers his father was thrown from the Horse in Bertrand was knocked out? Though the soldiers apparently returned him to his mother he never saw his father again a few years later starving and unable to provide for him Bertrand's mother brought her little boy to the capital of the province in handed him off to some strange men. These men had brought him to Shi Pei. Hey Aunt Mimi didn't know what to do. She didn't have enough information for one while she still. I didn't understand how pay POO fit in all of this or even how Bernard fit really unsure how to proceed. She decided to keep the story to herself. For the time being Bernard hadn't yet learned about Bertrand's true parentage. He was too busy dealing with were denying the revelations about papers gender in pre trial motions before the judge each defendant was given the chance to present their version of Events Bernard stock to his story. Pei Pu had claimed to be a woman and they had raised a child together. He had committed espionage but he'd only ever handed the Chinese unimportant documents and everything he done was an act of protection for for his family. Pei Pu story however was changing at times people who said he had never claim to be a woman to Bernard he had perhaps made suggestions but he said Bernard had seen him naked many times. They ahead even discussed his penis. According to Pei Pu Bernard had told him that they could simply have an operation done other times paper. Papa- said that he had been raised as a boy but shortly before meeting Bernard had begun to question his own identity. He wondered if he might in fact act be a woman Pei. Pu claimed that Bertrand wasn't his son but was Bernard son after having sex when night right pay poo said that he saved a sample of Bernard Semen and the next day brought it on ice to doctor who specialized in artificial official insemination. Bernard Clung this detail Bertrand really was his son. But the accumulation of papers other deceptions seemed immense and intolerable he began swapping pronouns when talking about Pei Pu to the judge sometimes he him sometimes she her despite maintaining to his psychiatrist that he still thought Pei Pu was a woman but as the months of testimony continued the truth became hard to deny particularly wants. It came from Pei Pu himself one day in court. Pei Pu responded in frustration to another question about his gender he said is it important. -portant a man or a woman later that day paper and Bernard returned to the prison where they both resided Bernard hard who had for months been hearing from all corners that pay who was a man finally asked him point blank. Pei Pu nodded. It was trill Bernard wanted proof though and so pay unzipped his pants and briefly casually showed him then as if he had simply shown Bernard an interesting newspaper article. Pei Pu moved on nonchalantly huntly talking about their plans for the future. There are plans for Bertrand. Their plans together. The major major question remained however. How had this Chinese man convinced a relatively sexually experienced Frenchman that he was a woman? Despite having male genitals how had the two been together for nearly twenty years and even live together without Bernard catching on some theory suggested that Bernard did now but was now hiding it afraid of being outed as gay yea or perhaps unwilling to admit his sexuality to Himself Bernard pointed out that preposterousness of this notion he lived with the man teary still visited him in prison regularly. He was gay more possibly bisexual. But he wasn't ashamed of it Eh. The truth. Pei Pu revealed. Medical Examiners was both simple and nearly unbelievable. He demonstrated to them one one day. In the midst of an examination using his hand he pushed his testicles up into his body then he talked his penis miss between his legs. The fact with his scrotum still outside his body resembled at a distant glance of China. There was a lot left unanswered by this explanation though it was a visual trick how it worked physically physically. When he and Bernard were actually making love was still a mystery? Even Bernard couldn't say except to concede that their relations had been less pleasurable than those he'd had with other women Pei Pu for his part was reluctant to speak further on the matter. Maintaining that he had never deliberately misled Bernard into thinking he was a woman but there was a second big question. Lingering over over everything not just how Pei Pu had done it. But why however Bernard was distracted from these questions surrounding papers gender by a piece of even more devastating news one afternoon in the spring of Nineteen eighty-four lawyers lawyers came to Bernard with the results of his in Bertrand's blood tests they were on related Bernard always maintained to himself that he had betrayed his country and lied to his co workers for noble reasons. He did it to protect the woman woman he loved and he did it for his son now. He learned he had never had either late one night night. Bernard remove the blades from a cheap grocery store. Shaving razor he'd been provided with clumsy and desperate strokes. He began to slice away at his own neck. Coming up the increasingly complicated located case winds its way through the legal system now back to the story.
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"This is espionage. The podcast original exploring the missions of the world's most incredible edible spies and what brought their covert operations into the public eye on throughout this show. We'll explore real world spy tactics required wired to impersonate exploit and infiltrate the most confidential places in the world. I'm Carter Roy. You can find all episodes of espionage and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream espionage for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type espionage in the search bar that podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at our cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help is to leave a five star review wherever you are listening it really does help. This is our second episode on Bernard Bore Seco French diplomat. I too fell in love with Chinese opera. Singer Shi Pei Pu Pei Pu claim to Bernard that she was a woman who disguised herself as a man and in the nineteen sixties. Their relationship resulted in a son Bertrand last week. Bernard turn to espionage out of fear for pay depots safety stealing documents from the French embassies in Beijing and Mongolia and passing them along to Chinese government contacts. This week Bernard and Pei Pu Attempt to escape from oppressive China in forge a new life in France but as the authorities closing around them Bernard learns a shocking secret..
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"Bernard Mutes Bertrand and begins his life of espionage anew back to the story in nineteen seventy three twenty nine year. Old Bernard Boursicot returned to China. And when he showed up at his Lover Lover Shi Pei Pu door. He found someone else waiting for him peeking out from behind paypal was boy she do. Was this Chinese name and Bertran his French name. He was shy but intrigued. He knew that this was his papa. What he did not no was that she pay Pu was his mother? Her is is a man forced them to call her and Uncle Com Bernard's Chinese government contact got involved to pay Pu told Little Bertrand to call Com Papa as well. This was a canny move on papers. Part Kong would be more emotionally invested in the boy if he had a cute nickname and if the government ever found out com could be implicated due to his apparently close relationship with the child. If only out of self interest Kong would be motivated to keep the kid out of trouble this visit was all too brief Renard. was there on a tourist visa and was still working in Paris. He Bid Pei Pu Goodbye by the train station but this time he said goodbye to his son to and told him. I love you back in in distant. Paris Bernard was distracted from his longing for a son young man named teary to lay. They met out on the town one night and there was an immediate connection before long they were living together but Bernard couldn't forget about his experiences. In China he told Kyrie cheery about pay poo in per trend teary was unbothered by the revelation. It was apparent that Bernard had little romantic attraction to Papouis. Who Anymore of the relationship was warm but not especially Amorous Bernard love for his son Bertrand however was on a salable? He spoke constantly of his desire to get the boy out of China as soon as possible and in nineteen seventy six. It seemed like a window might've might've finally opened up on September ninth nineteen seventy six chairman. Mao Zedong died of a heart attack outside observers observers and dissidents within China hope that with him the repression of Maoist China might die to the change would not be immediate but Bernard began began to consider how the new political landscape could benefit him. It might finally give him the opportunity. He'd wanted to get Bertrand in pay poo out of the country. They could finally go to France where the family could live together. The way they had always fantasized in order to get them out Bernard sought another posting resting in China. There wasn't anything in Beijing but he managed to secure a job at the embassy in Ulan Bator Mongolia. One of the least desirable postings in the French foreign service it was a remote outpost thirty six hours away from Beijing aging by train and the French embassy. There was in rough shape in fact it was non existent. It's diplomats worked from a series of rooms in a local hotel. The safe where the ambassador was meant to keep classified documents didn't even have a functioning lock. In short. The French embassy see at Lan Muhtar had virtually no op SEC. Well op sack is a term frequently used in conjunction with espionage short for operational original security it refers to the procedures and routines that an organization has in place to protect its most valuable assets. It involves Paul's identifying possible threats finding holes in one security and addressing those holes with routine procedures designed to protect whatever important items need protection -tection in the case of an embassy. This would be. It's intelligence cables coming across the wires with effectively. No protection the classified information that might pass through the embassy key. French intelligence was completely vulnerable to someone. Like Bernard or Seco when Bernard arrived in early nineteen seventy seven. He saw an opportunity to deliver more documents to the Chinese. Who on Qatar was remote and unimportant to the French but to the Chinese it was a key position along the China Russia border political tensions? Tensions were high with the Russians and the Chinese. Were ever vigilant for possible. Incursions by the Soviet Military Bernard was sure that Khan would be very interested in whatever documents he could get his hands on and with an unlocked safe standing between him and the documents. He wanted well the six weeks into his tenure. The Embassy Bernard intercepted a document titled Relations of the United States with Mongolia activities. Activities of the Chase Manhattan Bank inside. He found strong suggestion that despite being an ostensible enemy of the United States it's Soviet Russia had been dealing with America financially at Mongolia's expense but because the material had little to do with military movement or China Directly Khong showed little interest in it on that was a disappointment especially with the lengths Bernard was going to get the information formation to calm. Every few weeks Bernard had the chance to go into Beijing for thirty six hours running himself ragged. He would take the thirty six six hour train trip. Spend night with PEI PU C com. Then take the thirty six hour trip back. It was exhausting and little all of what he was bringing to. Kong seemed useful. Unfortunately everyone knew that upset at the French embassy. In Mongolia was weak. Little of importance Jordan passed through. Its doors leaving Bernard without much to offer. com wasn't angry about the lack of important information. He was grateful for anything Bernard Art could bring him but at the same time another of Bernard's relationships was deteriorating quicker than his romance with Pei Pu during his visits. She accused him of being indifferent to her. They occasionally slept together but less and less frequently and under the same austere awed austere conditions as ever in the dark with Pei Pu always leading. The Way Bernard was a passive participant in the relationship ship in just about every sense. Still Bernard insisted he loved her more importantly he was dead. Set on getting their son out of the country. Entry Pei Pu knew about here today. Knew that Bernard was carrying on a relationship with him. This didn't seem to bother her. A further sign of the growing distance between the two of them but when Jerry came to visit he was bothered he found pay poos overall manner to be strange and suspicious. She was overly polite. In a way that created distance he felt she was obscuring. Her true feelings materia dismissed his suspicions on Pei Pu at lived an entire life in secrecy that was bound to have an effect on how one interacted with the world. Even those who knew our secret and she was ultimately supportive of their relationship. She was glad Bernard had someone to care for them in the places she could not follow him. She clearly still loved Bernard deeply but the passion of their early romance had dimmed for both of them. Bernard's relationship with Bertrand was warmer than ever though Bernard got to play the Cool Fun Loving Dad Pay Poos more disciplined style. He could roll into town. Bearing gifts spend a few days having fun with the kid then move on with his life which for now was back in the lawn Petar Lawn Bihar Har however was proving increasingly frustrating for Bernard his last round of documents had earned another polite refusal from Khan who who suggested that this posting might simply bear little fruit to be worth their time Bernard had tried to get valuable enough information to ensure Pei Pu safety safety by rebuffed again and again. It was clear he had failed with the post at the Mongolian embassy. No longer proving useful Bernard requested a transfer. He took a posting in the French embassy in Jerusalem for a short time but his many travels abroad odd seemed to be wearing on him in eighteen. Eighty one thirty seven year old Bernard move back to Paris but his thoughts still dwelled on his son in Beijing Zhing. His Bernard in pay who had hoped Beijing had begun to open up again following mouse death while it wasn't exactly friendly to foreigners it was a little less suspicious of them with travel to China. Much easier Bernard took an impromptu trip to see Pei Pu and Bertrand. The night that Bernard arrived at pay whose apartment she pulled him aside. She told him that they had to get out now. Bernard agreed. The time was right. Historically whenever China open its doors a little bit it soon closed again often more tightly than before it could be now on. Never Bernard thought he was done with espionage but now he had a new difficult task to accomplish accomplish. It was finally time to help Bertrand and Shi Pei Pu escape China..
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"Kong and Jao sitting quietly in the living room. Paper called Bernard over and pulled him into into a side room. She had some bad news. The government had called on her to write a pro worker opera. She was going away for awhile to the country where she would complete her work. Bernard wasn't entirely sure how to receive this information with the government officials shows just a room away pay. Who couldn't be explicit about what was happening Bernard couldn't tell if this was a genuine opportunity the chance to write an opera piece for the government or a punishment of some sort? Hey Pu promised to write and even gave some code phrases. He could looked for in case she had to censor messages. Though Pei Pu kept her tone. Light Bernard recalled other times. She had spoken of people being sent to the country usually to be reeducated. An often never to be seen again in just like that paper was gone. Bernard felt certain something was wrong and as he thought over his options Sion's he considered how he might help pay who get back to Beijing soon. He had devised a plan. He stopped delivering documents to Kong Jau. How altogether claiming the situation at the embassy was too difficult? hoped that cutting off their supply of information would force them to return due to him after several months of this. Impasse Bernard finally won out in June. Nineteen seventy-one Pei. Pu returned from. I'm her visit to the country as always. She couldn't speak bluntly about her experiences. There were too many listening ears in prying eyes for her to risk speaking badly about the government she simply showed Bernard some pictures of her sister. The lovely scenery and so on the happiness surrounding the reunion was short. Lived Soon Bernard was transferred back to France before he left calm encouraged him to send more your documents and news whenever could but Bernard was disenchanted. He felt like a failure for abandoning Pei. Pu for still not. Having met his son he left in Shane. In disappointment back home is thoughts remained on China articularly particularly when his father Louis had heart attack. A Louis survived with the close call. Got Bernard thinking again about his own. Fatherhood Bernard Bernard decided to return to China using his connections with Cong- to earn himself a tourist visa and when he got back he found something something waiting for him something that made him all the more eager to help. The Chinese he found his.
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"Next Bernard turns to espionage in order to protect the mother of his child. Hi Everyone Carter here. Have you heard the unbelievable true stories from par cast original show political scandals. I had a chance to and trust me. They cover some pretty wild events. It's hosted by two great storytellers. Kate and Richard from the dark side of guys. Can you tell us a little more about the show. Yes absolutely in a world of fake snooze controversy feels more contemporary than ever but in politics. It's a trail as old as time every Tuesday leading up to the twenty twenty any election political scandals countdown. The fifty two most controversial events in American history each episode dives into a different rise and fall L.. Uncovering the ugly truth. Behind some of our most infamous elected officials. We'll dig deeper into the stories. You knew thought you knew or had no idea changed. The face of politics. Follow the limited series political scandals. Freon spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to our story in one thousand nine hundred sixty four twenty year old embassy clerk Bernard or Seco moved to Beijing in befriended a shy opera writer and performer. Shi Pei Pu when Pei Pu confessed Bernard that he was actually a woman. The two began a romantic and sexual relationship culminating in papers pregnancy and Bernard's transferred to Brazil after returning to China in nineteen. Eighteen sixty nine Bernard had quickly sought out Pei Pu only to be ambushed by neighbors moments after returning to his former flame as the angry crowd ransacked papers. Home Bernard watched helplessly. His Chinese was too feeble to talk the mob down so it was a strange range relief when called by the neighbors. Three army officers arrived. One of whom spoke French now that he could speak his mother. Tom Bernard an art had a chance to use some of his social graces. He launched into a lengthy speech professing his appreciation for everything that Chairman Mao was doing. He tried to convince the onlookers that Pei Pu had been instructing him in the teachings of the Cultural Revolution by the time he was finished. The army officers seem persuaded. They dispersed the mob. Allowed Bernard to go on his way but as he left Bernard realized is that he hadn't seen sign of PAP- who since the chaos had begun her mother too was gone. He turned back to the officers risking the freedom. They had just granted him. He asked what had happened to his friend. The officer vaguely assured Bernard that Pei pu and her mother would be cared right for the words gave him sparse comforts but with little other option he fled for the next few weeks. Seeks Bernard regularly scoped out papers apartment complex. Every time he had to cover his features he didn't want to attract anymore undue attention attention after six weeks his dedication paid off. He spotted Pei Pu across the street. She didn't say a word to Bernard instead walking calmly past him as if he didn't exist but Bernard followed closely behind her in whispered a swift message. He would wait for her at a nearby Cross street every Thursday at two PM. They had fumbled through this interaction by instinct. But unwittingly they had just pulled off a classic espionage maneuver the Brush Pass has described by Robert Wallace former head of the CIA office of Technical Technical Services. brush pass most often occurs when two spies are forced by circumstances to meet in public two parties pass by one another briefly briefly exchange a document or short bit of information as they walked past one another and carry on without missing a beat Pei Pu and Bernard's encounter. There was slightly less elegant than the traditional brush contact but did the job Bernard was able to communicate wear and win Pei Pu. You could find him next. The following Thursday Bernard sat on a bench crowded intersection near pay whose apartment scanning the area eh sorted through the Sea of passers by until there she was pay. Pu was seated on another bench across the way Bernard couldn't possibly speak to her a foreigner and a Chinese citizen chatting with draw too much attention but there is locked from across the way for a long time they simply sat staring at one another from then on. They would repeat this routine every Thursday Thursday at two PM. The arrangement continued almost six months until the spring of nineteen seventy. When Bernard received a phone call from paypal? She had Wonderful News Pei Pu convinced her boss at the Beijing Writers Association to let her mentor him in. The teachings of Bernard went to pay Poos that evening for his first lesson even though they had a state sanctioned reason to be together whether they were both still concerned about surveillance China's anti intellectual movement had demonized artists like Pei Pu. Many of her friends friends had been killed or driven to suicide. It was a dangerous time and Bernard soon saw firsthand evidence of it. Oh one summer night. In one thousand nine hundred seventy about two months into his lessons with Pei Pu Bernard arrived at the apartment and found to government. Men Men waiting for him they introduce themselves is Kong and Jao they would be taking over the teaching from pay Pu. They said and so weak after week. Khan and Jau walked Bernard through the tenets of mouse. China Bernard went along with the arrangement he could still see pap- who who observed the lessons quietly while potentially making friends with important officials in the Chinese government as he came came to know calling and Zhao though Bernard began to wonder if there were other ways to ensure some measure of protection for Pei Pu and their son Bernard hatched a plan that he hoped would impress calm and Jao his job at the French embassy. Put Him in the perfect position to intercept documents. That could be useful to the Chinese government. He wasn't the first foreign servant to have that realization. Embassy's actually play a huge role in the world of espionage. Anthony Glaze the director of the Center for Security and intelligence studies at the university. If Buckingham says that every embassy has spies there tacitly permitted by governments who accept them as an inevitable cost of of more open international relations. He says cleese's claims that some people are listed as diplomats but are actually intelligence officers every country entry does it. Of course Bernard was a slight exception to the norm. He was a mole in the French embassy spying for the Chinese rather rather than the French late one night. In Nineteen Seventy Bernard stayed late at the embassy. He often sorted the mail for his bosses uses usually without paying much attention to the documents passing through his hands now. He was sorting with a purpose looking for cables marked secret red or secret defense. These were the valuable pieces things that might impress Kong and Joe enough to ensure protection for him Pei Pu and their son John Bertrand. He didn't think of his actions as a betrayal of France. After all French Chinese relations were pretty good at the time the kinds of documents he expected to find concerned other countries ones that were communicating their plans to France but not China for example some some countries might even be using France as an intermediary to conduct covert business. At last he found something useful. It was a letter from the Prince of Cambodia. Chinese ally writing to a senator from the United States Chinese Fo. A what reason could these. These two people have for communicating. Bernard didn't dare break the letter. Seal to find out instead. He stuffed it into a Manila envelope envelope knowing that he could sneak it out for a few days. Then return it without anyone. Noticing shoved the envelope under his shirt before hustling sweaty and exhilarated past the indifferent guards and out of the embassy however when he brought the letter to Kong Jau they were completely uninterested on the Prince of Cambodia was an ally they had little interest in snooping in. His Correspondence Bernard took the the letter back to the embassy but he was undeterred just as his relationship with Pei Pu had once given him a thrill he now found that the double life of a spy was similarly exciting despite Kong jazz indifference to this. First piece of Intelligence Bernard set himself on finding the next item that might impress his to government tutors. In the following months Bernard kept a steady stream of classified and secret files coming to Cong- Hong Chow. He began routinely sneaking secret documents from the office becoming confident enough to carry them out in his briefcase. Rather than under his a short con would take the documents and have them photocopied then. Return them to Bernard so that he could bring them back to the embassy if all went according according to plan nobody would ever notice their absence. Bernard's positive relationship with his two government tutors solidified as he proved his is loyalty to the People's Republic especially when he brought them reports of conversations held between the French ambassador and the US Assistant Secretary Terry of State for Asian Affairs. Now Bernard was finding some material relevant to Chinese interests but while Kong and Jau our coming to trust him Bernard's relationship with Pei Pu was hitting some snags with Hong Jiao so frequently present Bernardin Nardin Pei Pu were rarely intimate and when they were Bernard found himself on satisfied. She insisted on the lights being off while they had sex x and sometimes even made him wear asleep mask as always she controlled the situation physically moving his hands where she wanted and then to be leaving him little agency in the act in April nineteen. seventy-one Bernard Art came to pay Poos for his scheduled lessons and found.
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"Pu told Bernard that it was his story or hers. Born the third of three daughters. A young Shi Pei Pu had been disguised guys and raised as a boy in order to please a culture that demanded male heirs. She lived her whole life as a man afraid. Read that admitting the truth would endanger. Her Bernard was strangely unsurprised. Well he hadn't suspected it but now that the papers true identity was revealed to him. It made sense so after a few days of processing the new information. He responded as perhaps Only Bernard Dorsey Co would. He suggested they have sex. A few weeks later Shi Pei Pu discreetly discretely arrived at Bernardi Beijing apartment clad in her usual masculine clothing. She undressed in the to mate. Love but Pei tape who was particular. She directed the action entirely guiding Bernard's hands and body. Every step of the way Bernard didn't mind signed figuring that she was simply following Chinese custom by the end of their encounter. Bernard was in love and the feeling was mutual. There was more than just romance driving Bernard's attraction though he loved the intrigue of the Double Life. He was living a secret lover. Illicit rendezvous was the stuff of movies. The drama Bernard was obsessed with. They would lie in bed. Entangled discussing how Bernard would Someday Free Pei Pu from China. He would bring her to France and show her. The wonders of Paris Bernard visited pay. Poos House where he was was introduced to her mother who spoke no French as a result Pei pu translated everything between the two of them and while pay poos mother was very kind signed she was also suspicious of Bernard a foreigner romancing. Her daughter was a matter of some concern that concern earn was justified. When a few months into their courtship Pei Pu revealed that she was pregnant though papers? Pregnancy Agency obviously threatened her secret. Identity Bernard insisted that she keeps the child and that wasn't the only looming danger in their relationship. Ship months earlier in his restless phase Bernard had requested a transfer out of Beijing now it had been granted in December of nineteen sixty five Bernard called from the airport in bad his pregnant lover. Goodbye for the next four. Four Years Bernard traveled the world on diplomatic missions throughout this time he was in correspondence with Pappu. But the Mail L. was heavily monitored by sensors. China grew increasingly hostile to foreigners during this period even more than when Bernard had been there and he soon in had little hope of returning short of an official diplomatic transfer like the one that brought him there in the first place but in August nineteen. sixty-nine he got exactly that a return trip with a job as an archivist in Beijing the mood food in Beijing had darkened interactions between foreigners and Chinese citizens were all but forbidden. When Bernard arrived at pay whose home he showed up on a bicycle and a hat and jacket face obscure to avoid outing himself as a foreigner wandering Chinese neighborhood? His disguise was off to a good start according to former CIA. Chief of disguised Jonah Mendez. The ideal way to conceal one's identity not is to imagine a witness description. Any physical details might give you away the more you can change or conceal the better while while working within the limits of what you have Bernard was an amateur without many tools at his disposal but he hit his hair color and most of his face. He hoped that would be enough. Moving quickly Bernard tried to avoid attracting attention from the neighbors. A white man spotted in an area like this would almost certainly bring the police around when who opened the door. She couldn't believe you've heard is she. Pulled Bernard inside and shut the door behind him. Bernard immediately asked about the baby. Was He born. The paper said the situation was complicated but she showed him a picture a three year old with a square face. He had vaguely European features cheers mixed with Chinese arts heart swelled. He was looking at his son. The little boy's name was Bertrand and who explained French like his father. Outside the door there was. Commotion Bernard whipped has had around in Pei Pu nervously opened the door. Suddenly the two were set upon by a crowd of angry citizens. Dozens crowded into the apartment. Accosting Pei Pu her mother and Bernard on throughout they shouted over and over there spies they're spies as the neighbors burs overturned the apartment digging through cabinets and breaking electronics bernards heart sank. His worst nightmare had come country. They had been found.
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"Stepping off the plane in Beijing Bernard Boursicot felt himself entering the city brimming with possibilities yes. It was nothing like the rural town in France. where he'd come from? It was on the verge of something tremendous and by being here. Bernard felt that. Perhaps he was on the verge of something to but there wasn't much remarkable about Bernard in October. Nineteen sixty four as he made made his way down to the tarmac. His family was poor. He lacked even a high school diploma. He didn't seem like someone who is bound to make headlines But at twenty years old and unexpected opportunity had presented itself to Bernard seeking a job. He sat for an interview with the French Foreign Office at the beginning of the year. France had become the first Western nation to officially recognize the People's Republic of China as a country as a result. They opened an embassy in Beijing and were in need of an accountant for their new outpost within just a few days. Though Bernard realized that his luck doc hadn't been as good as he thought in Beijing. He was isolated an outcast. He was a partier but nobody in the ex pat social circle goals seem to like him much. The other French embassy workers spread nasty rumors about him but if he thought it was difficult making friends with his own countrymen he found even more trouble with Chinese under the leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong. The Chinese people treated foreigners with suspicion outside of professional interactions. They kept outsiders at arm's length. And so Bernard found himself completely. Cut off from the French. The Chinese from everyone a friend and no one in this new foreign land. That will changed at a Christmas party in late. Nineteen sixty four from across the room Bernard observed the man. Curiously he was the first Chinese Person Bernard had ever seen attending a party with the French. His build was slight even delicate his manner polite but distant. Well naturally he was. The object have considerable attention the loan native in the crowd of outsiders the moment an opportunity presented itself Bernard jumped into the crowd surrounding running this mysterious guest an introduced himself. The man's name was Shi Pei. Pu Bernard was amazed at the twenty six sure old opera stars flawless. French Bay Pu even tutored. Some of the foreign diplomats children in Chinese Bernard suggested that perhaps who could tutor him to Pei Pu demurred on certain of this Brash Frenchman. who had suddenly costed him? But Bernard was determined. Determined to befriend this alluring gentleman and he had nothing to lose by circumventing social niceties. He was already completely isolated later in the evening when he spotted Pei Pu writing his phone number on a slip of paper for visiting French. Student Bernard marched over and grab the paper from the students. Hand a walking away. He assured a baffled Pei Pu that he would be calling him soon. For Weeks Bernard and Pei Pu met regularly at restaurants markets art fairs and more although they'd had a rough start the pair soon formed a deep deep bond with Pei Pu telling long stories of ancient Chinese operas. Many of which he himself had played on the stage. They took many long long walks together learning about each other one night in early summer of nineteen sixty five Bernardin Pei Pu were walking past the gates dates of the Forbidden City. Bernard admitted he had been invited to an expedition in Brazil although he cherished his friendship with Pei Pu who he was considering going as the two men stood on a bridge overlooking the ancient palace. Pei Pu recounted in old Chinese. He's opera in order to attend male only school in ancient China. A young girl named being tied disguised herself as a Oh boy however she fell in love with a classmate Shengbo. Of course Shambo didn't recognize her true identity at the time so the pair couldn't be together when he finally learned being tie was a woman she was already engaged to another man distraught. Brought the news. Shambo fell ill and died on the day of her wedding. Heating ties stopped by his grave to pay respects realizing she couldn't be with anyone bought Shambo he anti threw herself at the grave. Only for both of them to merge moments later transformed into butterflies together forever as they flew off into the distance Pei..
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"Bernard Bar Seco arrived at the apartment on bicycle that night taking care not to to be followed. He and his lover Shi Pei Pu had to meet like this in secret. China in nineteen sixty nine mine was repressive and relationship between a white man and a Chinese citizen was verboten so Bernard covered his face and held his head had low as he knocked on the door. Chee Pei Pu answered quickly and with Delight Hold Bernard inside it was a long awaited the reunion four years since they'd seen each other last a lifetime and yet it felt like no time at all. Now they were back in each other's arms until the door burst in angry neighbors filled the apartment despite his Precautions Bernard had been spotted entering the building before long he had lost sight of pay. Who instead he found himself looking it much less pleasant faces before him were three Chinese army officers and they had some questions for him pretty simple simple ones at that? They wanted to know who he was and they wanted to know who he was. Spying for..
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