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'He Was Guilty.' Extra Juror in Favor of Chauvin Conviction
"An alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin murder trial is speaking out Lisa Christiansen says she agrees with the jury's verdict and Derek Sheldon's trial guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd guilty on all counts the jury said the Christiansen said she didn't know what the time whether the jury would convict him of all the charges against him a stand out moment at the trial the crystal clear testimony of prosecution witness Dr Martin Tobin who pinpointed the exact moment the George Floyd died really got to me she said the defense she said over promised and under delivered she said she locked eyes with Eric Chauvin quite a few times I was pretty uncomfortable she said she was on CBS this morning I'm ready to fall late
Will Virtual Reality be the Future of Work
"Great well andress. Thank you very much for coming. Onto the automated. Podcasts is great to have you here saying you so one of the things i like to do with all my guests when they first come on to get a little bit more of a personal connection with you to understand what made you originally interested in the topic will be talking about vr today Quite a bit so what initially got you interested in that. So actually my my interest. In in i came morris A site thing and it was kind of a coincidence. You could say like around a year ago. I started to really have this interest in teaching in particularly meditation and and kind of how to work with your consciousness to get more awareness in your life and happiness in. Oh that's really what is And Because i had a background tech entrepreneurs kind of thing. Obviously maybe i can kind of build like tech product around you know leverage some of my knowledge as an entrepreneur an also that that could like because many people teaching meditation. That could kind of be in it. That was how i thought about it in my mind and what happened So so and i had seen these kind of rectal. Visualizations that. don't know if you're aware of sexual medics. So i'm also a practicing meditation guy. So i've been doing it for quite a long time so i understand also within the covert lockdown situation. I think there was a massive gravitation towards meditation apps in general so Whether whether the fracture or guided. Or otherwise i think i think i understand where you're coming from. Yeah well deal was to create the ultimate meditation machine and then using these kind of rectal visualizations in three sixty and had that as like an edit component there is actual research jesting that have are very common effect and potentially are able to like make the kind of analytical mind a bit more passive so it's elective and try to digest which is really wanted to do in the initial phases of learning meditation anyways That kind of That coincidentally fru working on this the startup. I bumped into the guys. I'm working with now in meeting vr. Because we would just at the same place only having that via thing in common. And i was just seeing what they were doing and it really awesome and that was right before the pandemic and and we were talking about. Maybe should help them a little bit. Just on a consultancy basis with some business strategy and stuff like that and then the pandemic hit. And i was like okay. I can i jump ball ship. Kinda struggle moment fruit food for the first free s that they had already kind of gun fruits so i just decided like why buy make it hot for myself and and And yet so we are. You're almost a year after i guess. Well i think that's one of the more interesting backgrounds that somebody's given onto the podcast. It's rare that meditation. Some sort of interesting introspection leads you into either. vr technology. Talk on here so so great to hear we have talked about. Vr a number of times on the podcast. I think what would be good is if we just kind of dive into. What is the company that you're working with a meat in vr. I looked at it quite a bit on the online. It'd be great to hear a little bit from from yourself. Kind of what is what is it. What makes it different from other platforms and kind of what makes you excited about it. I think initially what made me excited about. It was that i saw that. The founders stimulate for people. And i mean. I didn't actually need to know a lot more than that. Because i just saw people's reactions and it was just kind of gut level feeling of all lead. Holy fuck it's really possible. Like sorry can occur on this. Yeah yeah yeah go ahead. But people were so they were so blown away and And i described towards those kind of expensive moments in my life. I feel like that's what the an important part of what life is about. And i think now that with the pandemic still upon us Rooms where we can meet in. Vr specifically are maybe more needed than at any other time in the in the past four for the for the listeners. Can you maybe describe what Meet in vr. Is i think the idea is relatively simple to grasp. But i think that the the impact it would have is actually quite interesting. This of course So the isis is that it's a it's a virtual meeting room. It has everything you would expect from being in a meeting with somebody You'll represented you have like a character. It's kind kinda like a game. You have your headset on you. You have a character that looks like you and then you'll meeting in in a virtual meeting room and so it's a lot like it's a it's kind of what's it called a substitute for soom and video calls and what it can do video course kinda cannot do. Is that feeling of being together with the people joe meeting with
New York's Broadway costume designers lament about being left out of coronavirus aid
"Shut down in March, actors and stagehands weren't the only ones affected. The Save Our Stages Act just passed as part of the Cove in relief bill and will help theaters and cultural institutions tread water until the pandemic is over. But as W one way sees Jennifer of Anasco reports some businesses that support the arts industry say they've been for gotten John Christians in New York Inc has built costumes for a lot of the big shows Cat's frozen and the new musical six, which was supposed to open on March. 12 the day that all of Broadway shutdown So we're getting ready for opening night That night, Every machine was filled. Every table was filled. People were doubled up. People were coming and going, and then Just like that they were closed. The leadoff all 52 of their employees. Like everyone they thought maybe let me for a few weeks, But in June, they were told No theater won't reopen in 2020, and for us, Everything stopped, like all of our orders just completely stopped. That's Brian Blight, Christensen's life partner and the business manager of John Christians in New York. And it was really a moment of what are we going to do? Are we gonna close? We put everything in storage, Do we? Walk away. They didn't Instead, Blake realized they weren't alone all through the city, small businesses that depend on Broadway and the theater industry. We're figuring out if they could survive the pandemic to And the shops are very specialized. A costumes aren't closed. You can't buy them off the wreck. They're made to measure for specific actors and designed for performers to dance and sweat in them eight times a week. Here's Christenson. But we do is cut your it should be the finest quality. It's the best interiors the best flat linings that we confined to make the product that will last a long time. And be beautiful and worth that ticket price, Christiansen and Blight realized they were part of an entire custom ecosystem. It includes specialty dry cleaners who care for $10,000 dresses made of fragile fabrics, study with sequence or flowers and people who know how to make those flowers and people who put the pleats in the fabric. And makers of tap shoes and toe shoes and beat artists and fabric painters. There are people who make specialty undergarments and hats and armor. The list goes on. So the two men joined with 54 other small businesses to found the costume industry coalition. They're clear about what they need money. Life once a kind of bailout from the government. $3 million to erase the debt of these small businesses for 2020 we have to, I think in this country I'm talking about the arts and culture as something that is a warm, fuzzy and wonderful the for the human soul and start talking about it as the economic driver that it actually is, because the economic between Arkin cultures huge, the U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says in 2017. The latest figures they have available. The arts and culture sector was contributing about $877 billion to the GDP. That's 4.5%. It employs over five million arts workers nationwide. In New York state. The sector contributes over 7% of the GDP. That's bigger than finance. It's bigger than construction. Hi, I'm Kevin McCollum. I'm a producer of Broadway shows, including the musical six. The one that was supposed to open the day Broadway closed. Save Our Stages is so important. Unfortunately, the shops are somewhat not involved in that. The venues will get grants, but the shops that support them. They need to wait until the orders come in. They say That's why the government should also give money to the costume industry. And to those who build sets and props. Because this is about more than the question of whether theater will survive. It will Well, the artists who make it the artisans who make it still be able to call themselves New Yorkers. Sure, I guess you could say Let's move everyone out of the city. And if that's the kind of city New York wants to be, I don't think that's the case. I think we want the artist to be able to afford and work and live in New York City. A few avenues over
A Star Wars and Marvel bonanza
"The price hike. It seemed inevitable. I mean it's still cheaper than netflix and considerably cheaper than hvl. Max i would say if people ask me whether or not get disney plus i tend to say like star wars and marvel. Do you have kids at which point. It's definitely word this the sheer volume of content. I'd say it's ok. Okay no for sure. I mean for me. I've got i've got kids. So disney plaza lock. I think anyone who's got a family. This is this is our ramaz. Get a among the many different streaming options that we have nowadays Let's get into the shows. I know star wars near and dear to your heart. So let's let's go there first. They announced or talked about ten shows. Let's let's break out. What are some of the new shows that you're excited for low because of out vehicle order Talk about soka. I dawson brought the character life in live action for the first time in season. Two of the mandalorian and that that's a lot like a backdoor pilot for this show. It's just like suggested that she had her own adventures. going on. this was not a surprise. It is a delight though. It is an interesting we. I think we talked about this earlier. The you know the fact that not to get too deep spoiler as they chee. She was offered a role to mentor. Baby yoda no. You really need to go somewhere else. They felt like definitely had that back door pilot vibe to because like i'm sorry i'm off to other adventures. I've got my own thing. Got to deal with and allow that did seem like a setup for its own show. I'm actually late my own. Tv show salena catch trade this game and it gave a pretty clear idea of what she was up to not to get into splutters between between that and the rebels finale. From a few years ago we have a good idea what her objectives are for this show. Yeah we don't wanna get too deep into spoilers. Maybe we'll we'll devote a whole episode of that later on this year to speculate on what what that might be both water. Somebody other shows that that were announced. It was the next big one we knew this was coming for a long time but they talked about a little with last night and give us a sense that or confirmed that it was filming next march And that christian hated christiansen was returning as dark later. Very very exciting news. That one definitely took me by surprise. tactic territory hidden christmas activator. That's that's interesting. As opposed to advocate skywalker. Which would suggest that he appeared in flashbacks as anikin. But saying he's vader would suggest maybe that he'll appear in four seasons or something that is unclear. It's definitely it's intriguing. Another property was with a character. That's near to many star. Wars fans hearts landau gets his own show yet. These were ten on the ground because we don't know if it's going to be live action or a cgi animated series. I feel like donald glover should be involved. Because he was so well received solo so fingers crossed that he will be returning and then there are a long list of other ones kind of run through them really quickly because we unfortunately only have so much time on this podcast okay so there was the ropes quadrant movie directed by patty jenkins of wonder woman fang which is really exciting. That's super cool. That'd be a fighter pilots. There's the bat batch which will be a follow up to the clone wars at those cartridge orig- use there. There's adore which is about caffeine door from roquan. There's tyco tgi movie which we still don't know what that's about our coop concert raiders of the republic. Which is set around the time. Line of the mandalorian and could be about current june because she became a marshal of the new republic but again that remains unclear star wars visions which is automated shorts from abbey craters. That's really cool quite different the acolytes which obviously is that almost excited with the malls because that is set in the era of the high republic which is two hundred years before the phantom menace. And it's like about some sort of a dark site warrior and it could reveal stuff about the Era some different cool. So those a lot. I know being a super star wars fan. I want to get your opinion on this. Is this too much star wars. It certainly was too much reward announcement. I think parceled out over several years. It should be okay especially since the movies will be quite so frequent. Like i remember when it was only like six months between the last year and solo that felt overwhelming with tv. It's a little different as so you can kind of watch out. I'm at home in a more relaxed environment. it's a lot of star wars. There's no escaping that. Yeah yeah yeah i mean. Brian made a good point before we start recording that you know a lot of these might be one off shows ryden. Obi wan will probably be a one-off sled that that kind of makes sense that they'd wanna have this pipeline but it was a lot to digest all in really what was about thirty minutes a thirty minute presentation just for the star wars section. They're just kept pumping out one announcement after another rapid fire a lot but also i think that's partly a function of the fact that they're no conventions this year star wars celebration was
Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount
"Wisconsin. Election officials are not happy we have more from WGN's Roger Banish those election officials are overseeing the recount of presidential votes. Wisconsin's largest county, Milwaukee County clerk George Christiansen, says observers for President Trump are unduly slowing the process. Christiansen says few ballots had actually been counted Saturday on the process was falling far behind schedule because of a steady stream of Republican complaints. A lawyer for the Trump campaign, denied one election Commissioners accusation that the campaign was acting in bad faith.
Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount
"To stop counting Several observers for the Trump campaign reportedly going from table to table calling out counters for stacking ballots too high or going too fast, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christiansen tells Milwaukee Journal Sentinel issue Observers are disrupted their they're asking question question after after question question telling telling the the tabulator tabulator stop stop what what they're they're doing, doing, That That is is a a line line that's that's not not acceptable. acceptable. We We have have been been working working very very hard hard and and closely closely with with some some campaign. campaign. Frankly, both campaigns to make sure that this this needs to stop. So far, only three ballots have been invalidated. It's unsure when the counting will be completed. All three suspects to have been believed in an officer involved involved shooting and
"christiansen" Discussed on Bourbon Pursuit
"House whiskey club dot com to check it out and try some for yourself use code pursuit for twenty five dollars off your first box. How frustrated do you get when you go to a place and they don't know how to make a cocktail personally I don't get very frustrated i. I'm aware enough to know that some places just weren't really. You know trained in classic cocktails and that has to do just the history of the cocktails in the United States, and there was a dark period and suddenly Beer Oregon. Right yeah. Yeah. Places that I know can't make a good dockery or old fashioned. You know I'm definitely beer and shot. So. What's Your Go-to? Your beer then boilermaker Now separate separate God, and then drink the beer. So, cool. Gosh I'm a WIMP I can't do that. In a long time since I had a bullet maker. That's for sure. Yeah. So what are you? What kind of what kind of like what deep D paramore you don't care? You're just looking for the? Defect. Yeah. I mean I rarely drink a beer and a shot but at the right time. Like as loggers I can be a little bit heavy. So right now I'm like really into loggers and pills marriage just like cleaning crisp. And speaking cleaning crispin, you know depending on the cocktail for the season and everything like that. You know as you enter in like cold months versus you know kind of like very warm summer months is does your Preference, change into what you're you're making and what you try to you know even prepare for people if they do come over anything like that. Yeah I think lighter refreshing like high ball style or like champagne cocktail citrus drinks in the summer and I mean I think you can drink an old fashioned Manhattan. and I'm personally more suburban neat drinker at home I don't really make cocktails for myself But when people come over I'll make them community of another like citrus. Based cocktail. Of course, you've got the old fashioned got loyal orange peel around the rim. If you do that I personally don't have an orange at home that I always keep around just for making my my old fashioned actually don't like the words in my old fashioned for some reason I'm just if anything I like to lemon but not orange I duNno, I know it's probably heresy but. He's saying mega thousand different ways. So yeah, I. Mean. That's the thing cocktails however you like to drink it is like the way to do it. Yeah. So give me of another kind of like citrus base cocktail at you could do for like a a warmer temperature season with urban. Sure. Why not? Well, the the peace read one of the other. New York's our is one of my favorite. I know you love The New York's our I'll do with what's been a minimum of the York's our goal has been to. The cocktail actually pretty good too. Gene. That do not ask educate. US. So it's. Found out. It was kind of like a made up thing that the bartender made up you might know more about the spread. But. It was claimed for a while to be originated in the Seok before prohibition but a bartender actually created it that story and the cocktail actually is pretty good and it's You know there's Bourbon and orange, the core champagne lemon pay shows, and it's crisp refreshing kind of like like a high ball with a little more flavor. What about a go ahead I was GONNA say.
American envoy joins Taiwan president at military memorial - POLITICO
"On. Official U. S envoy to Taiwan attended a military memorial service today alongside Taiwan's president, the appearance of American Institute director William Brent Christiansen. During the annual memorial comes amid tensions with China, which does not recognise Taiwan's independence. US has no formal ties with Taiwan. But the Trump administration has been making gestures towards Taipei as relations with Beijing fray over a number of issues, including China's response to the Corona virus pandemic. China has not commented on Christians of participation. But earlier this month Beijing protest visit by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Choice but to keep running. Lydia stumbled through the front yard of a home and desperately banged on the door. When the owner answered, she collapsed, the homeowners called an ambulance and Lydia was rushed to the hospital there. Surgeons removed the bullet from her head. She survived. A few days, later Lydia walked out of the hospital. She was deaf in one ear, and her skull was fractured, but she was alive. It's unclear thor knew that Lydia had survived the attack. If he had followed her, he might have realized she would make it, but having shot her pointblank ahead. It's hardly surprising. He assumed her dead, but someone like thor. Christiansen wasn't. Wasn't going to slow lydia down. She was back in her usual haunts in no time a few months after the attack on July eleventh. Nineteen seventy-nine Liddy was drinking at the bottom line bar in Hollywood as she sat at the Bar, she noticed the front door open to her utter disbelief. Twenty one year old Thorpe Christian sing walked in and took a seat. Lydia quickly ducked behind some other patrons and snuck to the back of the bar. There was no exit, but there was a payphone. She picked it up and called the police. Liddy explained to the police dispatcher that she'd recently been shot in the head, and the man responsible had just walked into the bar. Lydia worried that thor would see her, but she stayed on the line until police arrived with relief and Triumph Lydia Watch detectives place. Thorn handcuffs and walk him out at the bar. The police brought to jail and booked him with felonious assault. Noticing that Lydia's attack was similar to the ISLA. Vista murders police in La and Santa. Barbara started a joint investigation when checking an old evidence locker investigators in Santa Barbara found. The pistol seized from thors trunk in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven, a ballistics tests proved that it was the weapon used in the ISLA. Vista murders authorities also visited most significant piece of evidence. The fingerprint pulled from the bloody napkins discovered near Patty Laney's body. The prince matched doors. When friends family and neighbors heard that thorn been arrested for the Isla, Vista hitchhiker murders. They were in disbelief. According to a Los Angeles Times Article thors, girlfriend Kerry was convinced that local deputies were incapable of responsibly handling the case. Those father told a reporter that the police said accidentally arrested the wrong man, but thors schoolfriend guy was less sceptical in an interview. He said that first he couldn't believe it, but then, too. Many things started adding up. In jail four called Mike Kirkman a police sergeant who had worked murder cases in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy seven. Kirkman was shocked by the call. He was even more shocked when asked to see him Kirkman drove to the jail and they're in a small interview room for told him everything. In a later television interview, Kirkman said that thor became a different person as he spoke, he said his is got focused the muscles in his face changed, and he was telling me that the girls deserved it. Four went on to explain that the three young women he murdered around Isla Vista had made fun of his weight for showed no remorse, and felt entirely justified in his actions, for then had the audacity to ask Kirkman to help him, but to Kirkman four was beyond help. In February nineteen eighty thors trial started in the courtroom. He's stood before a judge and described the murders of Jacqueline Rook Mary Sarah's and Tricia Laney in frightening detail he then frankly confessed to the murder of Benjamin whose body he dumped north of Los Angeles. Laura's body had remained there undiscovered for over a month when the judge asked or why he had killed and raped his victims. He said that while he couldn't prove it medically. He was obviously insane. Thor pleaded guilty in June nineteen eighty, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Some experts involved with the case speculate that th or may have had more victims during his time in Oregon. Several young women in the area went missing forensic psychiatrist John Stalberg interview for about the matter, but he refused to talk about it. After the interview Dr Stalberg said I think he's responsible for a lot more than we know of. Four was ordered to carry out his life sentences California's most notorious prison fulsome, but it wasn't to be long sentence even at the prison for was an outsider just as he had been his whole life. Less than a year after he arrived, thor stood alone in the exercise yard, another prisoner snuck up behind him and stabbed him in the chest with a shank. Thor was rushed to the prison hospital and pronounced dead on March Thirtieth Nineteen eighty-one. thors friend. Ron Summed up how those close to Thorpe fell to his death by saying. I think it's the best thing that could have happened. He didn't need to live..
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Possessions into his car and drove south when he arrived back. In solvay, his friends and family were shocked by his appearance. It was like looking at a completely different person. thors transformation had also given him some confidence. He carried himself differently and wasn't as awkward around people specifically women. And women weren't the only ones giving more of a chance now. He'd grown distant from his parents as a teenager, but after returning from Oregon, they welcomed him home with open arms, and even gave him a job at the restaurant. On the surface, thor were appeared to have improved for good, but really he just gotten better at hiding his darker side, thor continued drink and abuse drugs. He also continued to have terrible fantasies about raping dead women. Soon after we moved back home, he picked up another hitchhiker. Kerry solas was in her early twenties when Thorpe picked her up. He introduced himself with a natural smile. Then offer to take care wherever she wanted to go, but something about this time was different than with the last three women. The to hit it off instead of taking her to a deserted piece of highway, thor brought Kerry back to his apartment there. He asked her to be his girlfriend. She accepted according to carry. Thor was very very nice. Carry also admitted that thor sexual appetite was insatiable. According to an investigator, Carey stated that she and Thor had sex three to five times a day. It's possible. The sexual activity was another coping mechanism or desperate attempt to keep his demons at bay when he wasn't with Kerry or working at his parents restaurant. Thor tried to stay busy. In quiet moments. He methodically cleaned his car. His friend Guy noticed that he paid particularly close attention to the truck, but when guy asked about it for change subject. The nineteen, seventy seven, run in with the police had spooked thor now that he was back in town. It seems his fears of being caught had returned. They still had his gun after all. It's possible that his fear of the local police motivated thor to start taking trips to Los Angeles. It had been just over two years since had murdered patting laney and dumped her body in the side of lonely road, since then he managed to contain his wicked urges. But he couldn't eliminate them. In his article, wicked deeds examining criminal motives, criminologist Scott Bond talks about the period of time between serial murders as crucial to the serial killer pattern, he states that serial predators reemerged from cooling off period to strike again. When the urge to kill becomes overwhelming to them, he also says that a serial killer may not even understand his or her compulsion to kill, but knows that it is both undeniable and uncontrollable. When the URGE ARISES IN THORNS. Case it seemed he tried to drown out these undeniable and uncontrollable urges with drugs and alcohol. But when that didn't work, he moved to Oregon and stay busy as a farmhand after returning to solving, he tried to live a normal life by getting a girlfriend. But for thor the urge to kill young women, and have sex with their corpses never laughed as much as he tried. Thor couldn't change who he was. The only thing he could change was where he hunted his victims for figured Los Angeles was the best place to act upon his urges. He knew he had a lower chance of being caught in a big city. For thord seemed like the perfect hunting ground while carry state at the apartment. Thor frequented Hollywood area bars there. He approached women on the street, offering them money for sex. One of those women was twenty two year old. Laura Benjamin after a brief negotiation Laura, who was reportedly a sex worker got into his car once he had her trapped thor pulled out a twenty two caliber pistol and shot her in the head. For then drove to a rural area north of Los. Angeles, and the San Gabriel mountains there near a small culvert. He raped Laura's a dead body when he was done for cleaned his car and drove home to his girlfriend. He made several more trips to Los Angeles in Nineteen, seventy, nine on April eighteenth twenty-four-year-old. Lydia Preston walked down the sidewalk of a busy street in West Hollywood a car slowed down beside her. Lydia flash the driver of flirtatious smile hoping to entice him when the car pulled over Lydia bent down to look inside the window Dora, asked if she was looking for a date Lydia, who was the sex worker inquired how much money he was really disband after some haggling, Thor handed Lydia forty five dollars and she got him. As explained that he was a construction worker on vacation, Lydia gave directions to a cheap hotel. She wasn't interested in his story to her. He was just another John, but when Lydia pointed out the hotel thor drove past it. thinking thor was just nervous. Lydia gave directions to a different hotel thor past that one to. When turned into the Hollywood hills, Neighborhood Lydia's instincts told her something was very wrong. The road wound around a bend where the houses were few, and far between Lydia became anxious, and she felt her senses on high alert, as she looked out the window to gauge their location, she heard a bang. Lydia's vision blurred and your ears rang. She reached up to touch your left ear and was surprised to find blood. She realized that she'd been shot. But somehow she was still alive. Instinctively. She grabbed the steering wheel for lost control of the car, and they spun off the road when the car came to a stop. Lydia flung open the door and ran for her life. Blood poured from her head, as she ran towards the lights of a nearby house behind her tires, squealed lydia tell if thor was fleeing the scene or driving her down, she had no.
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"As he had done with Jacqueline or drove Mary to a desolate area. As she looked out the window, four pulled out his twenty two caliber pistol and shot her in the head. He took Mary out of his car on dressed her and defiled her dead body. She wouldn't be found until may the following year. According to a nineteen eighty-nine study of necrophilia by Jonathon, P Rosman and Philip J resnick, sixty eight percent of NECROPHILIAC's were motivated by a desire, foreign, unresisted and UN. Rejecting partner researchers theorize that necrophiles suffer from poor self-esteem, perhaps developed from an early age. If thors father was an alcoholic, who beat him that might be one explanation for why th- or was susceptible to these dark fantasies. Fours, low self esteem diminished his confidence, which caused even lower self esteem like drinking. This was another negative feedback loop that left unchecked propelled thor down a ruinous path. BACK IN ISLA VISTA FEAR had settled over the community. Students began protesting violence against women, the lack of campus bus services and the dangers of student hitchhiking one by one the students of UC. Santa Barbara became activists. One of these student activists was twenty one year old Patricia. Laney talented. Juggler and Mine Patty was heavily involved in community groups in a television interview. Patty's close friend John Fondly remembered her as someone who was always smiling. She would brighten up a room by walking into it. It didn't surprise anyone. Then when on January, Eighteenth, nineteen, seventy seven patty volunteered to help distribute flyers for the missing women on them were photos of Jacqueline and Mary as well as a number to call with any information patty decided the best place to put up. The flyers would be the exact place Mary had disappeared the intersection of Patterson and Hollister. Patty made for the theater friend to pick her up and down to the intersection. Just outside of town she taped flyers to traffic polls, junction boxes and the bus stop when she was done. She looked around for her friend, but he wasn't there. Patty had a rehearsal that night. She was excited to play the part of Wendy in a student. Theatre groups performance of Peter, pan. She couldn't be late so rather than miss her rehearsal. Patty held out her thumb. Perhaps he thought if the person picking her up seemed dangerous at all. She wouldn't accept the ride. Maybe. She had promised herself that she would only accept a ride from another student. Either way when Thor Christiansen pulled over at the intersection of Patterson and Hollister Patty got into his car. Foretold Patty. He knew a short cut to theater and turned off the main highway into Refugio Canyon. It was the same back road which he had taken Jack Lynbrook down, not far from where he had murdered. Jacqueline Thorpe pulled over to the side of the road. He pulled out his twenty two caliber pistol and shot Patty in the side of the head as he had done with Jacqueline and Mary thaw pulled Patty out of his car on dressed her, and had sex with her body. When thor was done, he made no attempt to conceal the corpse. He threw Patti's backpack out of his car and drove away. Then he noticed blood on the car seat. Thor quickly pulled over, and with a stack of Napkins wiped up the blood. Then he threw the Napkins out of the window and drove home. Less than twenty four hours later, a deputy police officer pulled over to the side for few Gio. Canyon Road to take a break when the deputy looked out his window there in the grass was Patty Laney's body. When detectives arrived on the scene, they searched the area for evidence a short way from Patty. They eventually found Jacqueline rooks body in the undergrowth. Police scoured the surrounding area for clues. It didn't take them long to find the bloody napkins store used to wipe up patties. Blood detectives manage to lift a fingerprint from them, but there wasn't a match in their database. Still investigators expressed confidence to the press that the fingerprint would lead to an arrest. With the police now investigating two of his murders, thor feared getting caught and needed to clear his mind, everything had changed so quickly less than three months before thor had never committed a crime now just days after his nineteenth birthday, he was a serial killer for once. Thor didn't want to be alone. Perhaps he was afraid of what he might do, so he called. Called up his old friend guy and asked him if he wanted to get a drink. The friends picked up some beer from the liquor store and drove to a spot overlooking the ocean while they were drinking and smoking weed in the car. They were approached by a sheriff after ordering the young men to pour out their alcohol. He asked for to open the trunk. Inside, the trunk was a brown paper Bag, containing thors to caliber pistol. When the police questioned him about the pistol, he said it was for target practice. A twenty two caliber pistol was pretty common and rural. California and the officer didn't think there was anything particularly suspicious about it. He confiscated the weapon and let thor and guy go with a warning. This run with the police was the final Straw for for the authorities were closing in and to him, his arrest seem inevitable. He decided to leave town. He packed up his car and hit the road. He headed north and didn't stop driving until he was in Oregon there he planned to start over far away from his family away from the girls who rejected him in school, and most importantly away from the three women he had murdered. Next door's inner demons bring him to the city of angels now back to the story. At the beginning of Nineteen, seventy seven nineteen year, old thorn Miss Christian so was running from his past within the span of three months he'd murdered three young women and had sex with their corpses. The police and FBI hunted for a killer around the Santa Barbara area. Four drove north. He moved to Oregon and plan to start new life. They're away from his crimes. He low paying job on a farm, plowing fields and planting crops. He worked hard, kept to himself and stay out of trouble. He also lost a great deal of weight, and his muscles filled out. It seemed that thor was doing everything he could to reinvent himself. He wanted to be a different person than the one that left California back in Isla. Vista life returned to normal. Although police had not arrested anyone for the murders of Jacqueline Brooke Mary Sarah's and Patty Laney. No other women went missing. Students returned to their classes, and before long the community started to forget about the murders. Although police had pulled fingerprints from the bloody napkins, there were no matches after months of searching, there were no eyewitnesses, no leads and no suspects. The case went cold. After laying low and Oregon for nearly two years, four felt it was finally safe to return home. He packed his few.
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Forty miles from solving ISLA VISTA WASN'T IDYLLIC beachside community home to the University of California Santa Barbara. Many residents were students who made the most of the peaceful carefree town. People in Isla Vista felt safe. Few outsiders visited and most of the students knew each other in nineteen, seventy six. It's still was common to see young students out on the streets late at night, and it wasn't at all unusual for them to hitchhike in out of town. They didn't know. Was that eighteen year old? Thor Christiansen was spying from the shadows something spurred Thor to shift his nightly routine from sitting alone in an isolated area to cruising through the bustling college town. He watched the young women going to and from their social events, and fantasized about them, lying on the side of the road dead, and now instead of pushing these thoughts away, four began to embrace them. Really November Day in nineteen seventy six thor finally gave in to his dark impulses. He drove up the coast to the outskirts of Isla Vista there at a busy intersection. He saw young woman standing at the edge of the curb. Jacqueline Rook was a twenty one year old UC Santa Barbara Student? She was considered a leader among the student body Jacqueline had spent the day shopping in town, and when it was time to head home, she approached a busy intersection and stuck out her thumb again. Hitchhiking was something students did regularly. It was considered a safe way to get around. She wasn't waiting long before a car pulled over and offered her a lift. Jacqueline bent down to check who was driving for was a little unkempt, but his blue eyes and blond hair made the young man look like just about any other beach-loving college student denied La Vista. In other words. Thor didn't throw up any red flags, so jacqueline open the car door and got in. While Driving Thorpe made small talk. He liked to brag to strangers about his parents restaurant. It's car. He hoped. Jacqueline wouldn't notice when he turned off the main highway in into Refugio Canyon, the back road was a well known cut through for people who lived in solving, but it was also dark and isolated. Looking around Jacqueline became concerned. Four knew that it was now or never thorpe parked on the side of the desolate road. As Jacqueline turned to look out the window, Thor pulled out a twenty two caliber pistol and shot her in the side of the head. Force ears rang, and his vision blurred in the seconds following the gun shot, he knew he had crossed a line that could never be uncrossed to keep blood from getting all over his car. Thaw acted fast. He pulled Jacqueline's body out of the vehicle and dragged her into the woods. They're hidden from the road and spurred on by his famous fantasies thor undressed her. He had sex with Lynne's still warm body when he was satisfied, thor got back into his car and drove away. In one fateful, evening or life had changed forever. 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That's friends without the our best means. A high listeners, if you're fascinated by the mysterious and manipulative side of True Crime Greg and I have another podcast series. That's just for you. It's called colts. That's right. Every Tuesday Joint Vanessa and me as we step inside the minds of those who lead and followed the most controversial radical and sometimes deadly organizations in history. We'll go beyond the headlines and discover. Discover, the foundation behind notorious cults like Jim Jones and Peoples Temple the rush movement Heaven's Gate and more each episode of Colts, full of illuminating details of their improbable origins and sinister intentions, but not all colts are from decades past. Be sure to catch the special four part series on Nexium a modern day. Pyramid Scheme turned sex trafficking cult doomsday predictions religious beliefs. Terrestrial orders find out what really happens inside a cult subscribe to colts, free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. In November of nineteen seventy six eighteen year old Thor Christiansen abducted and murdered twenty one year old university student Jacqueline Rook. He then had sex with her corpse before leaving her in the woods on the side of the road first her friends weren't that worried by her disappearance in an age before cell phones, it was not uncommon for a person to seemingly go missing for a day or Or two only turn up safe and sound friends, students and the police hoped this was true for Jacqueline, but while others wondered about the whereabouts of his first victim, thor was already fixated on finding his next on. December sixth nineteen seventy. Six Marianne Sarah's a nineteen year old waitress from the area left a doctor's appointment in Isla Vista, she stepped to the curb and held out her thumb. According to her friends and family, Mary was an avid hitchhiker for her. Getting into a stranger's car wasn't something to fear. Instead it was an opportunity to someone new and save time traveling. Mary waved her thumb high above her head to catch the attention of an approaching driver as he pulled over. She noticed that he was driving a luxury car. Perhaps this was her lucky day Thorpe Christianson leaned over and asked her if she needed a ride..
"christiansen" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Hi I'm Greg Poulsen. This is serial killers. Original, every episode we dive into the Mindset Madness of serial killers today were telling the story of four Knicks, Christians and also known as California's hitchhiker killer. I'm here with my co host. Vanessa Richardson. Hi everyone, you can find episodes of serial killers, and all other parkhouse originals for free on spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free on spotify just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar. This is a one part episode covering the killing spree of. Christianson, I will take a look at what might have turned the quiet blonde boy into impulsive killer. Later will focus on the investigation into his slayings and learn about the would be victim. Who lived to tell the tale? Stick around for the full hitchhiker killer story after this. In nineteen, sixty, three, the five year, old thorn, Christian, seven, his parents, Marie and Miss Christian arrived in the United States, the family had emigrated from Denmark in search of better opportunities in an ever expanding economy after arriving on the West Coast, the family decided to settle in the California town of Soul Vang move made sense solving was founded by Danes, and is known as the Danish capital of America and there are people spoke Danish and the traditional architecture and windmills reminded the newly arrived family of their homeland. Not only would it feel almost like home. It might help young th or settle in easier. thors parents didn't waste any time and set out to start a business on a busy street near the middle of town, they opened a restaurant that specialized in authentic Danish food almost overnight. The restaurant was a success. It was just the thing. The town's locals who were proud of their Danish heritage had been missing the restaurants success brought the family a degree of prosperity just as they'd hoped comfortable and financially secure thor had everything he needed to excel. The Chair, BEC-, Blonde, haired, blue, eyed boy, performed well in this academic subjects, and it was notably well behaved. Those teachers considered him one of their brightest students. But around sixth or seventh grade, those friends noticed a change in him. He was no longer the innocent quiet boy. They knew while playing games like basketball. Thor would snap for no reason overcome with anger. He would lash out by kicking the ball away. Forcing others to retrieve it in the TV, documentary series born to kill thors childhood friend. Ron said that thor was just not a very nice person. He'd be fine than all of a sudden. He'd snap and he just be mean and nasty. Run also recalled that around this time. Thor began to hurt small animals. After receiving a butterfly net thor grew bored with trapping small insects. Before long, he was catching sparrows and bullfrogs. For meticulously taped firecrackers to the trapped animals. Then he would light the fuse and watch them explode. While thors, behavior was startling. It may have been prompted by childhood trauma. A friend admitted that Thorne's father was a hard core alcoholic. Who would often beat up on for for little or no reason Vanessa is going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode. Please note the necessary, not a licensed psychologist or a psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks, Greg in an article titled Risk Factors Among Adult. Children of alcoholics by Kathy W Hall and Raymond e Webster The authors discuss the effects of growing up with an alcoholic parent. They explained that in this type of dysfunctional family system children often fail to learn the emotional tools necessary to deal with their anger, when thors father was irrationally angry with him. Thors, perpetual fear of making a mistake may have led him to develop inappropriate coping mechanisms, these unconscious strategies which were hard wired into thors, brain might explain certain behaviors such as his propensity for killing animals. It's also possible that thor had an undiagnosed mental illness which was exacerbated by his father's alcoholism. Whatever was happening in the Christianson? House was a recipe for disaster now instead of excelling in a productive environment or floundered and a dysfunctional one. Perhaps in an attempt to cope with his troubled home, life for himself began drinking alcohol, his friend Ron remembered for giving him his first beer in the seventh grade, as Ron sipped, the warm, bitter beer thord down his own like a season drinker. To him, that thor was no stranger to the bottle. By the time he started highschool thors, drinking had become routine then he was combining alcohol with other drugs. Thor was spiraling out of control, and he was enabled in his addiction by his mother Annemarie. Thors, mother spoiled him. It's possible. She did so out of a feeling of guilt for her husband's actions, or perhaps she simply liked to give her son Nice things when he turned sixteen, his parents gifted him a new Audi. His mother would also leave a twenty dollar bill on thors dresser for him to take whenever he needed. Then she would replace it with another. It was a never ending cycle, and those twenties weren't used for the wholesome. Wholesome fun is mother might have envisioned in a television interview thors high school friend Guy said the first thing we do get a fifth of Scotch, and he'd have a couple of shots before class. Unsurprisingly, the alcohol wasn't good for thors already slipping grades, the once innocent boy with a promising future, had now turned into the troubled young man who struggled with addiction as thors interest in school waned, and his grades declined. He cut class more frequently. When he was at school or struggled to fit in with his classmates, thor had also gained a lot of weight and was reportedly too embarrassed to talk to girls. At a later interview, thors friend Norman noted how the rejections perceived or actual affected thor overtime thor became increasingly reclusive instead of joining friends at the beach or other social gatherings, thor spent most of his time alone in his car, smoking, Pot and drinking. It was here parked on a bluff overlooking the ocean that thor began to harbor dark thoughts. He was angry over the rejection of his peers, and his relationship with his parents was chaotic. Feeling powerless, he imagined a situation in which he had complete control. In these disturbing fantasies, he would have sex with corpses of young women in the building blocks, of Necrophilia Jack Penman explains that while the causes for this disorder are complex, necrophilia is often born from the universal desire for acceptance. A deceased partner is incapable of rejecting or emotionally hurting anyone. Thor might have craved that unconditional compliance. To try and client these thoughts thor drank more, which only worsened the fantasies. His mood darkened to the point that France started calling him cloudy and overcast Christianson. The nickname only pushed him away more in the middle of his senior year thord dropped out of high school during the day he worked at a gas station, pumping gas and fixing cars. At night he drove around searching for isolated places to park and drink. It was these nightly excursions that led him to the tone of Isla Vista..
Blackout Tuesday: Why is everyone posting black squares online?
"Today the music industry is taking a strong and surprising stance the world hasn't really seen before some of the biggest music labels in the world have decided the June second today will be known as blackout cheese day as part of an initiative called the show must be paused to executives from Atlantic Records to black women Briana Agyemang and Jimmy let Thomas started this initiative in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd Brianna Taylor Ahmad armory and other black people who've been killed by police officers so today a number of major labels and artists are stopping their everyday operations in solidarity and support and to talk systemic racism in major streaming services like Spotify apple music and YouTube music are also taking part with cancellations moments of silence and special playlists but today's blackout is also drawing some criticism we've convened a special Tuesday Q. this music panel to get into it a harmony is a freelance music journalist and critic Lisa Christiansen is a CBC arts reporter on the line from Vancouver harmony today's blackout cheese day tell us exactly what record labels are doing or not doing today Kate's house so it's unclear because a lot of the record labels that have come forward and said that they're going to participate haven't been specific about what they will or will not be doing today H. I. universal music group did mention that they're holding their releases for this week and donating to bail out funds for protesters and suggestions from the two creators of this movement have included each offer some taking a break if one has been impacted by the results of the police killings and just need a moment to green they've also suggested making financial contributions to the families of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor and are breached they've also suggested making financial contributions to protesters are connecting with leaders who are building grassroots campaigns and learning more about it to raise resources for those who want to position themselves as allies Mr from what you're saying on social media today how how widespread is this it's really everywhere it really started over the weekend it started picking up and then by yesterday I just noticed almost everything I was looking at had some kind of statement music labels blog streaming service or DJ music studios even bands now this morning there are just a lot of black squares in my feet the creators of this initiative Atlanta great Atlantic record label execs to Mila Thomas and Brenda Agyemang say today is quote a day to take a beat for an honest reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the black community harmony what are you hoping for here what conversations do you hope today's blackout might spark yes so I hope it's a day of introspection for record labels for the music industry and for everyone it's time to draw a line in the sand and speak out against police brutality and systemic racism I'm also hoping it's a day to identify aspects of music industry culture that promotes anti black racism or incubate anti back racism behind the scenes and the lives of the artist but these labels represent I think it's a data call out that org charts and critically examine how many black people are consistent power and decision making tables I'm it's a time to have those conversations but also to create a concrete action plan yes I've seen some concerns emerging today around this black out the harmony especially around people using the hash tag black lives matter what are you hearing right so I'm seeing criticism emerging emerging this morning about how performative at this camp is and how potentially dangerous it is so for instance I can close with black lives matter floods out critical information that organizes are using on the ground protesters are using the black lives matter hashtags to document what is happening on the ground in real time this year fundraising links and other resources that support the black lives matter movement and right now on Instagram if you look it's just taken over with black squares with what other criticism hearing right now well I think a lot of people very very concerned that it's just perform it is it's an easy way to not do anything at all you know it's just Hey look we are observing that and also some of the language and if you look at some of the posts is very vague we're taking some time out we're going to think so I think the only way for this day to be really successful is for those of us who have sat in meetings there needs to be some actionable items that come out of this and people need to be able to prove that they did do something that day and it wasn't just to put a square up on your social media feed
"christiansen" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Day weekend Eric Christiansen from born hasn't seen anything like it getting over the bridges has been a breeze on a day when traffic is usually snarls personally Eric agrees with the people who were staying home he thinks it's too early to be traveling to the Cape as the state slowly re emerges from its coronavirus cuckoo people stay home this weekend but with the nice weather who knows what they're gonna come out to the beach get out some of the people I think again sure some people try to get down here Christiansen doesn't plan on going anywhere over the long holiday weekend I grilling it to myself ball state's orders from the Cape Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston news three back to your right right now eight oh three traffic and weather together starting with a super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes and speaking of the cave house the volume down on the Cape right now Mike Terry lights in a good news for folks heading to the Cape right now the Bourne and Sagamore bridges are wide open in fact they were pretty good most of the day the volume certainly lighter than any other Memorial Day I can remember in recent history elsewhere with three on the south Georgia's fine no problems coming into the city on the expressway tonight twelve minutes maybe Braintree up to the o'neill tunnel routes twenty four ninety five south are both clear down to the Rhode Island line not much happening downtown good news if you're coming into the city the lower deck of ninety three is wide open so is the Tobin bridge and store drive coming in along the Charles no issues on the match turned bike and highways north of the city or good including the very top of four ninety five when an earlier problem up in Salisbury by the New Hampshire line it's long gone the operands of three ninety three north they're both good it's a new Hampshire tonight miking WBZ's twenty four hour traffic network Mike thank you it's eight oh floor beautiful sunset right now turning more cloudy later tonight though low of fifty nine with some showers likely late tonight much cooler tomorrow and breezy with morning clouds and showers then turning partly sunny in the afternoon highs around sixty two tomorrow closer to the fifties by the water tomorrow night looking partly cloudy lower forty seven Sunday partly sunny breezy and relatively cool highs near sixty partly sunny on Memorial Day going up to near seventy and much harder harder hello on Tuesday and Wednesday getting close to eighty degrees both days with lots of sunshine right now again beautiful sunset eighty three degrees up in Nashua New Hampshire eighty one down in Quincy eighty two and Beverly Chelsea and Boston change the way you see your kitchen for over twenty five years millennium marble and granite has been proudly serving New England as a supplier and installer of natural stone countertops they've got an unbeatable selection of grand marble and engineered core switches stain and scratch resistant and never need sealing melania marble and granite has the top team in counter.
More Lysol, No More Pens In Rooms. Hotels Adapt To Win Back Guests
"That's right hello miss teaming up with the parent company of Lysol it's all about enhanced cleanliness Phil Cordell was Hilton's global head of brand development we know that screw this pandemic that expectation of cleanliness has probably been elevated to the point now where it's cleanliness almost with a double exclamation point after it at Hilton and other hotels guests can expect disinfectant being applied liberally and visibly for the sake of cleanliness and for reassurance says Jim Coyle who consults with hotels on customer experiences when you get a guest he you'll see the staff members they will conspicuously white the guests he in front of you before the and it's you when you arrive desk you're going see hotel staff wiping the desk cleaning forty even though there's nothing on it when you go to your room more efforts of reassurance Marriott international has identified twelve touch points for extra disinfectant ray Bennett is the company's head of global operations doorknobs thermostats door handles drawer handles things of that nature has Hogan rolls out its clean state campaign Cordell says guests will notice some familiar objects missing they will see that some of the items in the ring that could likely be fingerprinted by previous guests magazines notepads pens those items have been removed from the right and there's likely to be more here's an industry consultant Jim Coyle again the phone will probably be something that is seeing its last days because of in that most divisive object in the hotel room I think the the death of many bars probably finally here all of these steps have one purpose to assure travelers that hotels are safe released as safe as they possibly can be while corona virus is still with us an early test will be convincing business travelers like Liz Oppenheim who lives outside of Boston she's itching to get back on the road the longer I go without traveling the more I just don't feel like a person I I literally had dreams almost every night about traveling Oppenheimer street drug companies on clinical trials normally spends three or four nights a week in hotels she enjoys it for one thing she racks up a lot of loyalty points I have all the statuses for now her travel is on pause and this Oppenheim imagine staying in hotels again there's one word she uses a lot anxious so there's something about slipping between the sheets are clean white Christiansen hotel that's just credibly relaxing especially if you work in a really hard you know ten stay at work and it's just so wonderful but I think I will be anxious I think I'll be anxious to as hotel spray and disinfect and purge their rooms of pens magazines and note pads they may eliminate germs but will they eliminate anxiety hotels are about to find
"christiansen" Discussed on Murder Minute
"Weeks before. Patty went missing two other. Women were plucked from the Isla Vista Street. Jacqueline Roque also twenty one and A. Ucsb student told her friends she had gone shopping and never returned then. Marianne Sarah's a nineteen year old waitress vanished after an appointment at health center. Both women had presumably been hitchhiking which was commonplace. Then when Patty learned of these abductions she joined others in protest to raise awareness and carry signs touting messages like free bus service for those in need and night service on all buses. If the women could have hopped a bus with their fate have been different women. Drivers were urged to quote pickup. A sister eager to help patty handed out missing person fliers featuring Jacqueline and Marianne then one night she left play. Practice for a class hitching a ride from a young man who seemed harmless in broad daylight or perhaps forced her away from the bus stop where she was last seen when she failed to show up for her Peter Pan Performance. Her friends knew something was terribly wrong. Decades later her close friend and cast mate. Ron Bender still choked up talking about Patty in the two thousand thirteen British TV series born to kill. He said it's weird when you have a friend. Were there rehearsing twice a week? And all of a sudden. They're just not there anymore. They're gone he and Patty were close. He said talking about her as though they had been rehearsing lines together just yesterday the day after her disappearance. Undo deputy driving near Raphia road. Near President Reagan's property when he spotted her stripped body dumped in a canyon. While canvassing the area a half mile away investigators found the body of Jacqueline Rook. Near One of the bodies detectives found Thick restaurant style. Paper towels coated in blood. The blood contains fingerprints but no match came up in the database two months later Mary. Sarah's is badly decomposed remains were found in another canyon just north of Santa Barbara. Three women have been killed with a pistol by one shot to the head. Police also believed they had been raped around the same time in the same area. A young man named Thorpe Christianson was found drinking and smoking marijuana with some of his buddies in his body. Police asked them all to step out of the car so they could search it. Christianson seemed adamant about not letting police see inside his trunk but eventually he caved inside. They found a large bag holding a pistol. The student strike them as odd. Given that many people had guns in the rural area. They confiscated the weapon but didn't put Christians on the suspect list as news spread of the murders including FBI PROFILE. That described a young male loner. Police were on the lookout for the killer. Changed things up. He left the quaint rural town for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Trolling for sex workers to fulfill his violent needs. One of those women a prostitute named Lydia Preston would help lead investigators to his capture. Lydia was walking on Hollywood boulevard. One night when the man propositioned her they settle on a rate and she climbed into his pristine car. He made small talk as he drove claiming he was a construction worker from Santa Barbara. Meanwhile Lidia pointed out hotel after hotel. They could stop it for her services. He passed them all continuing his ramble. Then he drove off of the city streets into the Hollywood hills where the streets curve between lush nature and Pricey homes. Little is visible at night as darkness sets in. No one was around to witness as he pulled out a gun and shot her in the head still alive and determined to stay that way. Lydia grabbed the wheel of his car. Making it swerve then. She fled from the vehicle and managed to reach the front door of a house. Someone answered and called Nine. One one as medics rushed to home. The assailant fled. Lydia was left with scars and deafness in one ear but no brain damage and three months later. She was back to work on Hollywood boulevard. One night she was in a bar during a shift when she spotted her attacker near the entrance she called the police from a payphone at the back of the venue staying there while they put her on hold and the man who haunted her nightmares made his way further inside when the operator returned she filled them in the man who shot her in the head was within walking distance and yes she was certain it was him quickly. Investigators saw similarities between her attack. And the three murderers in Santa Barbara area. The victims were all young women with similar. Looks all were picked up by a stranger who seemed not only violent but potentially sexually sadistic and they were all shot in the head with the same type of weapon in searching. La Detectives discovered that the suspect had been on the killing spree there as well. They found the body of sex worker. Laura Benjamin in a canyon where she had been for weeks. The suspect was thor Christianson. The man who gun had been confiscated by police after a night of partying in his car looking into his history they learned had grown up in solving after his family emigrated to the US from Denmark. When he was five years old his parents owned and ran a successful restaurant in town. Which explains the paper towels and his expensive car when friends of the Keller learned he had been arrested. They were stunned until they started putting the pieces together. Christianson had seemed like a good smart kid early on they said but over time he showed signs of inner darkness. He drank alcohol from a very young age killed. Small animals more than once and seemed socially awkward in his teens. Especially when it came to girls some claims that his alcoholic father routinely beat him in born to kill. One of his friends said he would return from his John's to Los Angeles bragging and all lit up over the supposed incredible sexy. It had with hookers looking back. That friend said he wonders if he was truly getting off on the murderers soon. Police would learn more grisly details about the man's crimes including what he did. Get off on power and control at first Christian pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but after analysis indicated he was seen enough to stand trial. He changed his plea to guilty. A man named Mike Kirkman who had been leading the investigation for the missing women had left the sheriffs department by this point and was working for the Defense Christianson requested him so he drove to the jail to meet with him while they had spoken before. Kirkman had never witnessed this side of the man. His entire face changed as he detailed his crimes which he claimed he had committed because quote. The girls deserved it. Among the details. He shared that he raped them. Post mortem having sex with corpses as though to signify that he owned them. Kirkman is now known for finding missing people according to Las Vegas. Detectives one has to wonder if interviewing the victims families feeling the depth of their pain and then witnessing the killers crew arrogance led him to that specialty. Of course contrary to what he believed. Christianson did not own has victims twenty one year old Jacqueline Roque nineteen year old Marianne. Sarah's twenty one year old Patricia Patty Laney and twenty two year old. Laura Benjamin are remembered not for the way they died but for who they were as people the lives they lived until then they were daughters. Sisters students friends people with dreams who contributed to a society? Patty's close friend and Peter Pan Cast Mate Ron Bender. Wanted to do something special in her honor to keep her bright spirit alive since she was a juggler. Ron Helped create a jugglers festival patties. Honor the Santa Barbara Jugglers Festival is considered the longest juggling festival held in a single location and prophet support. The Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center even decades after her death. Patty making a difference at one point in Peter Pan. The main character says never say goodbye because goodbye immunes going away and going away means forgetting. Patty never had a chance to say goodbye but like the other victims in this case she will never be forgotten as Christianson. He was killed by a fellow inmate at folsom state prison. In Nineteen eighty-one. This has been murder minutes for true crime anytime. Download the murder minute or follow us on Instagram at murder minute..
"christiansen" Discussed on Murder Minute
"Welcome to murder minute today. The story of a serial killer from solving but I your true crime headlines The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has set an execution date for cop killer. Eric Frene who has been on death row since his first degree murder conviction for the ambush of two state troopers outside of their barracks and two thousand. Fourteen Frene attempted to appeal his conviction. But it was upheld by Pennsylvania's Superior Court and Supreme Court on January thirteenth of this year the US Supreme Court declared to hear his appeal by law. The Commonwealth is required to seek an execution warrant within ninety days of the High Court's decision though his execution is set for June twenty second free and will not be put to death on that date due to a moratorium on capital punishment which has been in place in Pennsylvania since two thousand fifteen since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in nineteen seventy. Six Pennsylvania has executed three condemned prisoners the most recent occurring in nineteen ninety nine a fifty one year old father is in custody facing more than twenty charges including rape and deviate sexual intercourse for the alleged sexual assault of his daughter and stepdaughter Pennsylvania. State police said that the investigation which was launched in early May spans from two thousand six to two thousand and twenty and involves two victims age. Twelve and twenty both female victims report repeated abuse at the hands of Jason Daniel Goodwill who is the father of one and the stepfather of the other. The twenty year old victim told police that she believes that goodwill had impregnated her multiple times then administered chemicals to terminate pregnancies. She also told police that she gave birth to a child in two thousand fourteen and that goodwill took the child who eventually died and was buried on his property in northern Pennsylvania state police investigators confirm to local news outlets that they had served a search warrant at the home and recovered. Evidence in connection to the death of a child goodwill was denied bond and is being held in the Erie County Prison. His preliminary hearing scheduled for later this month. A family member of the accused killers of Ahmad arbitrary. Took a photo of the murdered. Man's body lying in the street then shared it online. According to the Sun Lindsey McMichael is the sister of thirty four year old Travis McMichael and daughter of sixty four year old Gregory McMichael. The two men charged with first degree murder for the shooting. Death of arbitrary. Who was gunned down while jogging through his Georgia neighborhood. Last February on the day of his murderer MS McMichael took a photo of arborist dead body lying in a pool of blood in the street surrounded by police tape and then she shared that photo on snapchat MS McMichael concedes that sharing the photo was quote Unquote Poor judgment but explains that she did so because she is a quote huge fan of true crime. Gregory and Travis McMichael chased Ahmad arbitrary in their truck and confronted him because they reportedly believed that he was responsible for some robberies in their neighborhood. The case drew national attention and national outrage. After local authorities failed to press charges for more than two months after the broad day. Shooting of Berry a black man who was unarmed and out for a jog when he was shot and killed. Gregory McMichael is a former law enforcement officer who worked as an investigator for the local district attorney's office before his retirement in two thousand nineteen because of potential conflicts of interest. 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"christiansen" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Figures? If you get the chance be sure to go to our bedtime history YouTube channel. Check it out and subscribe to be notified about future videos. Have you ever played with Lego? I grew up playing with Lego and it was one of my favorite pastimes on Sunday afternoons. We often dumped the big box of Lego onto a blanket and spent hours using them to build all kinds of imaginative things. Lego was amazing because unlike most toys those awesome little bricks could become anything as our imagination ran wild once. I had my own kids. They got into Lego as well. My daughter's loved the Lego sets and my son has many Lego city sets but more recently minecraft is his favorite. We also have a huge tub of Lego. I bought from a friend a few years ago. And now my kids love to dump it onto a huge blanket and create things for hours on end with the quarantine in place. We've been spending a lot more time with Lego. In fact right now we have the table out and they built the Lego police station and my son is played. The police will. My daughter plays the robbers and they pretend to be breaking out of the station. Do you know how many lego bricks have ever been built? Four hundred billion? Can you believe that each year? There's more than twenty billion bricks being made two million every hour and thirty six thousand made every minute in the lego factories. Think about how many people around the world enjoyed Lego. Now imagine a world where there's no Lego. It's kind of hard to imagine that right because so many people have spent so many hours enjoying them but the reality is that could have happened. If it wasn't for the birth of a man named Ole Kirk Christiansen Ole was born over a hundred years ago in Denmark in the year. Eighteen Ninety One. He had a big family of ten kids and they were quite poor when Olaya was fourteen. He became an apprentice to his brother. Christian. Who was a carpenter. A carpenter is someone who builds things with would with his brother. Ole learned how to work with wood and make useful things like furniture in nineteen eleven ole left his hometown and worked in Germany and other places in Denmark and then after five years he returned home and use the money he had saved by his own carpentry shop so he could have his own shop and run his own business around this time Christian got married to him a name Christine and had four sons Yohannes Carl godfried and Gerhard sadly his wife Kirsten Diet of while having their fourth son so allay was left to care of them himself and to make matters worse in one thousand nine hundred twenty four when some of the boys were playing in his carpentry shop. There was an accident. The shop caught fire and burned down. But Ole didn't give up. He drew up plans and got to work building a new carpentry shop and a home for his little family and he continued working. Even though lay was working hard as a carpenter times. Were tough but he did find that when he made small objects for others like toy ladders and toy furniture. They were very popular so he started making more toys around. This time is son. Gottfried joined in and they started designing new toys such as cars trucks airplanes and boats. These toys were made out of the Best Birchwood and painted and finish to the highest standards. It was important to allay that his toys were made well and high quality. They had a big sign in the carpentry shop. That read only the best is good. Enough as Ole hire new people to work in his shop and the company grew. He decided to give it a name. They finally came up with the Danish phrase leg goat which means play. Well he smushed the two words together and got lego by nineteen forty seven. Plastic was becoming more and more common so lay Baden injection molding machine so they can make plastic toys. It was a very expensive machine. But Ole believed it would be worth it if they wanted to keep making beautiful toys soon. All of their two hundred different toys were made out of plastic and Lego was a family business. All of his sons helped in the business godfried was the managing director and later President of the company. Carl was the director of Plastic Production and Gary Hart was the director of wood products manufacturing at this time. A different company was creating plastic bricks. That could be stacked on top of each other to build things. Lego started creating a similar toy. But it wasn't until nineteen fifty four. That Gerhard Ole son was talking to someone and came up with the idea for a toy building system that all these little pieces could be combined all kinds of creative ways to create entirely new toys. If you've ever fiddled with Lego you sort of start with a pile of meaningless pieces but as you tinker and try new things they start to turn into something new and wonderful there other toys like this. If you've ever used connects rector sites or games like minecraft let you build things so gearhart in his wonderful mine started imagining this new building system but the problem was the Brixton lock together. They didn't snap together so nice and tight like they do today so for five years. They searched for the right kind of plastic and design. That would let them build the perfect snapping Lego finally on January Twenty Eighth Nineteen fifty-eight they patented the Lego building system using. Abs Polymer as the plastic and this ended up being the same year. That Ole Christiansen passed away and his sons took over the company with Gerhard becoming the President or CEO. So you're beginning to see how things like. Lego didn't happen in a day. Someone like layer godtfred. Didn't just wake up and build the first Lego. It started with the carpenter shop than building toys than plastic toys than stacking bricks which led to the next idea the bricks and more complex building systems. Most history is like this. Which is what makes it fun to me to see how things change and evolve and step by step become what they are today so by this time is selling their bricks and creating new sets for kids all over the world to play with these range from houses two vehicles to spacecraft in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine km diplo which many of you may have played with. I know we have lots of duplex that the kids get used to before they get into Lego. Then in nineteen seventy eight. The first mini figure was created today. Lego are made in factories in Billund Denmark and other places in the world using huge injection molding machines and Lego is now more than just a toy that they have lego movies and theme parks in a few years ago. Lego replace Ferrari as the world's most powerful brand in two thousand eleven. The space shuttle Endeavour took thirteen Lego kits to the International Space Station to see how they would react in microgravity in two thousand thirteen. The largest LEGO MODEL was created in. New York City. It was a life size x wing with over five million pieces. The other world records include a one hundred and twelve foot tower and a two and a half Mile Railway. So what can we take away from our story about Lego? The first moral is determination to keep trying also called grit imagine what would have happened fillet had given up. When his first carpentry shop burned down he could have given up but no he kept building and trying and built his new shop and kept going. A favorite quote of mine is just keep swimming. That's Dory from finding Nemo. We have trouble in life. It can be hard. I might cry but after a while we need to get back up and just keep going and just swimming. Just like Ole and liked Dory. The other lesson is quality for our latest sons. They had a sign that said only the best is good enough. There's a story about his son. One day he came to Ole at it only painted a truck with one layer of lacquer. He thought it would save the money but a lay said no it needs to layers of lacquer because our toys are the highest quality and then it took them many years to perfect the Lego brick they worked at it and worked at it until they got the perfect snapping brick also. There's a lesson to be learned about. Creativity creativity is something we develop over time and we can each be creative in our own ways. It doesn't just mean to be artistic legos. Or One way to demonstrate our creativity otherwise might be working with crafts. I know my kids have been busy. Creating lots of crazy things out of cardboard recently during the quarantine. There's also a lot of creative people at Lego. They design all the sets. So they're very very creative but we each need to find our own creativity and find ways to develop but thanks for tuning in. We hope you enjoy this story about Lego. And we'll catch you next time..
Confirmed active cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin jumps to 18, more than doubling in last 24 hours
"Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin increased to at least eighteen on Friday with the newest counties being Sheboygan and Racine and Milwaukee north shore health department director and Christiansen says they are assisting one of those cases after a man returned from overseas travel upon arrival at his home develop signs and symptoms consistent with covert nineteen and reported to an area hospital for testing
"christiansen" Discussed on KCRW
"For the next fiscal year could be no funding for some programs Christiansen said during a congressional hearing this week that while the budget request emphasizes the agency's most critical work it marks the starting point for negotiations even so she says she tried to assure lawmakers that the agency remains focused on addressing the wildfire threat but some lawmakers voiced concerns about the zeroing out of funding for reforestation program that's helped to finance prescribed fire and thinning projects and more than a dozen states over the last decade they say it creates a force that does a better job of sustaining its own health hotter and drier conditions have combined to make wildfires more intense and destructive as they burn through overgrown forest with California being the hardest hit Christensen said given the budget constraints the Forest Service is focusing on the write prescriptions in the right areas to get the most benefits experts say well it's been a slow start to the year they're closely watching pockets of the west that received less than adequate winter precipitation for KCRW I'm Larry Parral it's seven oh seven it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm David Greene we do not know how the twenty twenty election is going to end but voters in eight American communities will give us clues and tears asking where voters are where they are on the issues on the candidates were just where they are because your community can really affect how you see the world right this election year NPR news teams will visit and revisit Dallas fort worth Pensacola Philadelphia Milwaukee southwest Washington state I'm part of a team that's going to Orange County California we began the project yesterday in pueblo Colorado and in Charlotte North Carolina and this morning we have the story of a presidential candidates with some history in Charlotte Michael Bloomberg has been involved here since long before he declared that work helped him to receive a big endorsement from Charlotte's mayor which seems good for him but it became surprisingly controversial as we will discuss with Steve Harrison of Charlotte member station WFAE good morning Sir morning Steve what was Bloomberg's involvement in Charlotte philanthropy he's donated billions across the country on issues like gun control and climate change that gives him influence over issues he cares about it also gives him political connections now that he's running what do you mean so in twenty eighteen his foundation made a two and a half million dollar donation to Charlotte to help the city reduce its carbon footprint that brought him into contact with Charlotte's democratic mayor by Lyles she was elected in twenty seventeen is very popular with both Democrats and Republicans she was so one of the biggest supporters to bring in the Republican National Convention to Charlotte and Bloomberg came here for a press conference and the mayor introduced him let's listen and with all great endeavors with all great plans it's nice to have influential friends I want to introduce to you from Bloomberg philanthropies and the Bloomberg American cities climate challenge mayor Michael Bloomberg I thank you thank you thank you thank you I have a special affinity to Charlotte my mother's name was Charlotte anyways we're here to talk about an urgent challenge facing Charlotte and the whole world and that is climate change okay so the mayor made this grant to Charlotte what happened then so that was twenty eighteen then less than a year later Bloomberg declares he's running for president he of course get the early states and will be on the ballot for the first time on super Tuesday which includes North Carolina and he opened his very first field office of the risen tire campaign right here in Charlotte and mayor Lyles endorsed him for president earlier this month that's a pretty big deal Democrats see her as a rising figure Charlotte's the biggest city in the state and she's also African American in the black vote is critical in a democratic primary here doesn't Bloomberg need some help with African American voters he does it mean it especially among younger black voters and that's primarily because of the mayor's stop and frisk policies in New York City and mayor Lyles has faced immediate blowback even from her own daughter her daughter wrote on Twitter right after that endorsement quote I have no words to describe how devastatingly disappointed I am in every democratic mayor who was endorsed Michael Bloomberg particularly the black ones and especially the ones closest to me now now we followed up with mayor Lyles daughter and she said her mom is understanding told to speak your mind but this is an obvious political problem so let's follow up with NPR's Sarah McCammon who's been talking with voters all over Charlotte and Sarah what are you hearing well I'm also hearing a lot of concern and not just from the younger black activists I talked to a couple of black activists in their early sixties Willie Fleming and Karan mac she's with the local in double ACP I think one of thanks to that bothers me that he had his first debate and he get endorsed before has a spark debate mmhm I don't understand that unless unless somebody pays you to support them yeah yeah so I mean how we gonna does people because they paid to be endorsed with what's up with the at and I heard this a few times the suspicion that maybe the endorsement was tied to Bloomberg's wealth and that two and a half million dollar donation to Charlotte naturally we wanted to ask the mayor about this we've already been asking for a broad interview about Charlotte as we start the special series on the city but day after day her staff was unable to set it up a spokesman said that she had a very busy schedule and then said we had to go through a different spokes person whose name and number we never received we have to personally put the Bloomberg campaign to connect us to this mayor who endorsed him but the Bloomberg campaign declined to help it seems really unusual so I went introduced myself to mayor Lyles at a city council meeting this week and she was very open face to face using NPR listener hello hi Stevens said it's so nice to see him play here just one introduce myself we sound just like all right the full she agreed to an interview later that evening but that a staff member called to cancel we should mention the invitation remains open and spokesman insists she's just had a busy schedule and as someone who covers the city on a day to day basis I'll say this is pretty unusual I mean the mayor is really very open and I think this kind of shows how hard this endorsement has been does Bloomberg have some appeal in Charlotte he does I've been interviewing voters in a more prosperous part of the city and there is some interest including from a retired pharmacist Swati Patek I don't think this TV ads that have swayed me I think it's his accomplishments while he was mayor I feel like he's a businessman he's successful and he ran a large economy in New York and I think what else do you want someone to prove just because they've not he's been in government he's been private business so okay so Bloomberg has some support but another prominent Charlotte politician has made a different choice than the mayor and we were able to interview him Braxton Winston is his name he became famous locally when a protest of police shooting in two thousand sixteen he's now been elected to the city council and he has endorsed Bernie Sanders we are trying to change things we're not trying to just tweak the system that is this is built to leave people out we're here to create a system that works for all people unfortunately that scene as revolutionary at this damn time consensus win in November yes will Sanders when in November if he's nominated yet still sure about Yasiel to risk we have organizes we have organizes and people are going to organize and organize and organize there is more than a little irony here because Braxton Winston the Sanders supporter says he once benefited from the philanthropy of Michael Bloomberg he got a grant to go to an elite prep school which changed his life in many ways but you do see here a divide in the Democratic Party we should mention mayor Mike Bloomberg visits the city on Saturday and will get a chance to see his support in Charlotte on Monday another candidate is in town president trump campaigns in Charlotte right before the voting on super Tuesday we've been reporting on Charlotte North Carolina as we go where voters are we've been talking with Sarah McCammon of NPR news and Steve Harrison of WFAE thanks guys thank you thanks Steve recover the election as well as another big story the corona virus as it spreads more widely around the globe scientists are starting to use this powerful new tool researchers in Asia are using a blood test that identifies people who've previously been exposed to the virus as NPR's Richard Harris reports this is helping them figure out how to respond to covert nineteen the disease caused by coronavirus the current lab tests for the corona virus used in the United States identifies people who are currently spreading the virus and that's crucial information but that test doesn't reveal who had previously been infected that's important too for understanding the unfolding epidemic Lauren Ancel Meyers at the university of Texas at Austin says these tests look for antibodies which the body produces a week or two after someone has been infected they can identify people who have been infected but never identified as infected either because they never develop symptoms or if they had symptoms that were never correctly diagnosed that means the test can identify silent infections in addition to people who have recovered if it turns out a ton of people got infected but didn't get sick that means the virus is less fatal than it now appears and Meyer says that's just one inside the test will bring one of the key questions that we're grappling with is what's happening with children and this outbreak very few have ended up in the hospital is that because they're not getting infected or they're getting infected but not getting sick in answer to that question will help public health officials figure out whether it makes sense to close schools if there's a big outbreak without knowing whether children are getting infected or the rate at which they're getting infected or how severe the diseases in children it's really hard for us to project what the impacts of school closures might be the centers for disease control and prevention is currently developing an antibody test but they're now playing catch up with scientists in both Singapore and China doctor Stanley Pearlman is a corona virus researcher at the university of Iowa I think that the Chinese laboratories have been amazingly fast I think they really have some to yes that the using I haven't seen any publications to show that the validated of course that's which one note but I think they're really capable of doing this pretty quickly validating the test is critical otherwise you have no idea how many false findings you're getting you don't want to flag people who've been infected with one of the harmless corona viruses that are already in wide circulation assuming the Chinese test is reliable scientists there can figure out if these antibodies provide good protection against the disease and how long they persist people who have been exposed to the virus might only be immune for a matter of months performance as you can imagine the viruses around the new year and the year antibodies weighing that maybe someone could be re infected can this is speculative we don't know that could mean repeated waves of the disease rather than doing most of its damage in one particularly bad year because it takes the body some time to produce these antibodies this test is not useful for tracking the illness in real time so it won't replace the diagnostic test the CDC is currently running but to understand with the epidemic is going we need to know where it's been says Andrew Pecos at Johns Hopkins University has this virus ever entered the population undetected and been spreading again if it's a mild disease it's induced by this it may not have registered a large enough number of cases to get on the public health radar screen that was the case for Ebola and HIV those viruses circulated in humans for many years before scientists recognize the diseases they cause scientists discover this by running an antibody test on blood that had been stored on the go picker says by Skype that this test can answer so many questions demand for it will be yours so you have to also think about scale of production and making sure that the testing you're doing can be scaled up for widespread use since the federal government has declared a health emergency approval will speed through the food and drug administration.
Thinking of data science initiatives as innovation initiatives
"Hey Katie Hi ben we talk a lot about startups and startup things on this podcast. But there are a whole all set of businesses that need data science that maybe don't work in quite the same way is right for every facebook or Netflix. Search Google or tech I start up. There's lots and lots of lacy companies that have been around for a long time that that have been doing their thing since long before the internet or cloud computing or any of. That was a thing and that are trying to figure out how how to bring data science into their companies and I would bet moreover that a lot of people who listen to this podcast our data scientists who work at companies like that and it is a totally different dynamic than from companies. That are technically. It's you like Nice so this one is for all of you. You are listening to linear digressions. So this episode is fairly heavily inspired by a very famous book. It's like a business book called the innovators dilemma. It was written by Clay Christensen. Who just passed away this week so I was thinking about him a little bit the recording? That is yes. Yeah there's usually a delay of a few weeks so the beginning later but it's a book that is pretty popular with managerial and executive types and so for a lot of people I would bet that like your boss's boss might know this argument from business school or something but a lot of data scientists aren't familiar earlier with it but I think it's very Germane to the task that many data scientists have when they work in these established legacy companies so you're talking about the IBM's of the world I think IBM is a really good example But it's basically any company. Yeah I think any company could be a candidate for this. So here's here's the argument. Here is the question that Clay Christiansen is trying trying to answer in. Innovators still have that at any point. In time you can imagine that it was twenty years ago and you're looking at the market and pick an the industry pick pick a market and say what firm is the market leader in this industry right now and you would see some firm like the sears Roebuck. TUCK INC or Twa You get these big old companies IBM arguably and he's companies were so dominant in their fields. That it seemed like at the time they would never lose that edge and yet you fast forward. Twenty years thirty years forty years with striking regularity. They not only did lose that edge but they in many cases fell. Oh pretty far behind the rest of the market and basically what happens is as technology rolls along and innovates in new stuff comes out. These firms are are disproportionately likely to miss the next technological wave which then means that they get left behind as technology moves on without them right. H Hewlett Packard isn't on that podium anymore cracked yeah. This argument was originally had The computing industry as as is one of the core tenets but it. It's something that repeats itself and this argument is it's not a new argument. No this book was written in Nineteen Ninety-seven if if I'm not mistaken which is ages and ages well. It has withstood the test of time. I was actually listening to another podcast this weekend where the hosts were talking themselves about basically this exact hypothesis about how big companies that kind of miss the next thing and so the thing that in particular particular Clay Christensen was really interested in. What are the dynamics that are happening inside of a market inside of a firm that makes it so difficult for them to catch that next technical technological advance right because these companies aren't stupid they know that technically if you're in a computer company like you know that new computers are going to be coming out every year you know that the technology changes but in particular there's types of innovation technological innovation especially that are very disruptive and that require acquire you to change around the types of customers that you market to the business model or the the structure of your organization to accommodate say faster production schedules or different economies of scale? And so if you're one of these big incumbent firms you have almost by definition gotten very very good very very efficient at executing on whatever it is that the market is demanding of you right now like you are stupor good at giving in your customers. What it is they want and you make a lot of money doing it and so when something new comes along if very often pops up in a smaller side market? It's a distraction to you if you try to go capture this new technology and put it into your roadmap and usually when it first comes out. It's very good. It's not the new thing is usually not as good as the big establish things like. PC's are in terms of just pure computing power. They are not as powerful as mainframe computers. And so if you're a big mainframe computer manufacturer and you're looking at this new technology that's coming up and you're like this is not as good as the thing that I'm selling right now. Like why would I stop doing this. Extremely profitable extremely efficient. Well oiled machine process that I have to go make a bet on this technology that my customers are not asking for and that does not work as well as what I do right now and that's really interesting The the what doesn't work work as well as what I'm doing right now. Even if you think okay what if this was a mature product you may be stuck in a way of thinking of measuring in your product and this new product against metrics. That are not really as relevant to the new product like for example If you measure desktop machines and laptops obviously laptops key selling feature is mobility right and you may just not be prioritizing using that given that you sell desktop computers. And that's never been a thing you even thought about you. Don't evaluate your desktop computer on its portability Lord ability but you do evaluate your desktop computer on. Its speed up credibility number of other things. Yeah it's it's much less expensive. It's easier so much easier to repair You can use the keyboard that you like with it. I don't know so it's it's it seems like it's also a paradigm shift that even if you're willing to make that paradigm shift you're Kinda stuck. Yeah and the reason that we're talking about this on this podcast is i. I think that there is a lot of what we're talking about right now. Like I think data science in many cases is a technological innovation. And so if you are a good executive at a big legacy company you see startups. you see Google Amazon and facebook and if they haven't overtaken you already they're coming up very fast in your rear view mirror and so of course if you're running one of these big incoming in companies you have to figure out you have to confront the innovators dilemma. So it's like how are you going to you know. The data science is this disruptive technology and that if view don't confront that and come up with a strategy to deal with it you're going to be left behind. Somebody's GonNa pass you but at the same time. It's super super hard to turn an aircraft carrier and so if you're a data scientist WHO's working one of these companies. I've talked to so many people who work at these companies in data science teams and they really struggle against the momentum of the institution to just keep doing things the way that they've always been doing it because like we talked about before for there's just so much momentum behind that it's such a it's such a Well oiled machine for cranking out the thing that has always been cranking out and use a data the scientists. You're you're very small you maybe. If you're lucky you have a team and you are tasked with being this this this little germ of technological innovation. That in the long run is how the company is hoping to save itself from sliding into obsolescence as is everything becomes totally data driven. But at the same time you know you might be a team of ten people in a company of ten thousand and that's very very very difficult for you to pull the whole mass of of the organization toward your new way of doing
4 hurt after firework ignited inside Houston-area school
"For students at Kline forest high school suffered some minor injuries after someone set off fireworks inside the building around one PM Tuesday police say one student was detained and expelled Harris County fire marshal Lori Christiansen says they're checking surveillance tape to see whether anyone else was involved any device that is used such as a buyer work that is used to disrupt or to injure people we will work with the discouraged office to place charges on that students were sent home for the afternoon and all after school activities had to be canceled
"christiansen" Discussed on Dancing with Bipolar
"You know it's not economically it it. It's not paying off necessarily a yet or might not you know but the question is pushing through that self doubt when you have something you need to do so that is so important to your soul and so important the others that you know when you wake up that you take care of yourself in the proper way. Get the meditation read the right. Whatever your meditations meditations are read the right affirmations and things and what I'm saying is just pushing through self doubt so we can fully realize what our goal is because man my self doubt thing it it it you should? You should get a real job. You should go do this. Look at this look at that. And what about this. And it's just like D gotTa stop that self-doubt Boyce and move ahead with with what's in front of you that basically for me God is giving you as your path to to not only fulfil your soul to help others and so getting through that self doubts a big deal for me all the time. So how do you like. I'm my audience is full of people with mental health issues in people that are in love with people with mental health issues. In how we interconnect on that level level. So what would be your main message to my audience to To get to that that level of pushing through the pushing through the self doubt you know I. It's it's it's it goes back to what my mentor says. You actually just have to sit down and do it. You know you just sat down and take the action you know and it just and what does that action look like. I'm not sure you know a lot of people go you know. I'm a very spiritual man and I go to prayer but you know a lot of people go to prayer way too early. It's like you gotta figure out what the actions I can take today. That are going to move me forward. An imminent they seem is it. It just is it writing. That letter is a sitting down. I'm GonNa just name my book and do some chapters to it is it just. Is it just for me and for other people like me. Is it just getting to a meeting of other people like me my fellowship where I okay so I think that up go ahead and pick that up. Yup Yup okay so basically for me at self-doubt is just taking the action. And I I. Sometimes I have to write down a list of what the actions are so I just know what to do. I I gotta get to a meeting. I've got to get out there. I got to connect with people so then I know I'm not alone. I gotta connect with somebody else. That is very similar to me. You know I I an addict. I'm an alcoholic. I have to connect with other people like that. You know and then once I do that I mike okay. I'm not alone. I'm not this crazy person out there floating you know and then I can go make this all list. And what's the small list is just a sitting down in front of my computer today to outline my book is it. Is it just actually for some of us. Is it actually just making sure. I can unlike organize my meds and I I gotTa Walmart today to buy one of those old people made things. So and that's that's moving. Forwards relay crowd so little little little victories and little commitment and spilled up the big things. And it's just like doing those things and by doing those little things then I'll end with this. A great guy told with me and he older older oldtimers we call them you know. I was complaining about something saying about something he says. Do you make your bed every remaining like what. What does that have to do with anything goes? Do you make your bed every morning. I'm like no I'm like you're pretty crazy. What because she should just start doing that? And I can tell you now after I make. I've been doing that for the last five years. Make my bed every morning and make it for my wife and I make my bed every morning. Immune what it does. It gives me the first thing in the morning. I get a sense of accomplishment that I've actually done one thing and then I move on from there and it's make your bed every morning. It's so simple but man it's almost life changing and you know what I don't make my every morning so now expect doing that and see how it affects my life in a good way because that's easily done on right now it's simple and that's that's that's again that's a gift from like mentorship like these old timers going make you better removing. It's a simple. I have these big problems. Don't you understand all right. Well that's brilliant and before the tech this again I do plan on having you back in closer to the release of unmasking hope Keep in touch with me. You know this has been an amazing interview even with the which is we'll get through that and you know what I would love to chat with you a little bit more film free text me. Nobody knew about your story and I'm fascinated the let's let's take next year extremely intuitive. I love the questions thank you. You're welcome and it's been a great interview. I'M GONNA put it up as as soon as we get some of the edited out and I'll send you a copy of it. Sounds Great. I appreciate it thank you so much. Thank you actually Infested Block on this project. I know it's GonNa be bombed what it comes out. I know you're GONNA YOU'RE GONNA kill it when it comes out. Here's a funny thing just real quickly as through through doing this film unmasking hope. Now it's turned into a series and so we're trying to solid as a series then the same producer who is now in the producers guild and she's very connected it's like do you have anything else you mentioned. You wanted to do a feature sometime. I'm like well I'm thinking about doing a feature about You know my film homecoming Vietnam Vets Turnabout Event Looking back on his life on his last motorcycle. She goes on my gosh. Can you write that up for me compare I am now. I'm writing a whole friggin script that I meet with an investor in about a week. So we'll see how that goes talking about the self-doubt Monster every you're really writing a script. Come on tell you. It's going to go well everything when you're GonNa go very well you're a real person you're true in your honest and that's really all it takes in this world to sell yourself so I think you're doing a hundred hundred percent job right there. Thank you I appreciate it and do stay in contact. I'm more about you and I WANNA we'll form our own little support system. I love. That sounds great. Great rest of your day go have some lunch and I'm all right. Thank thank you okay. Wow Ha wasn't an interview. I Really WanNa think Erik Christiansen again for coming on and telling us about his journey into finding hope out of trauma and How it has totally changed? His life in his perspective are are now wanting to do films that show how people journey through their own trauma. This is one of my favorite reviews to date. I really really enjoyed speaking with Eric..
"christiansen" Discussed on Dancing with Bipolar
"Hi This is dawn. Serena says my podcast dancing bi polar. Today's guest Erik Christiansen as an Emmy Award winning and acclaimed Documentarian Tyrian. Who has built his brand around socially responsible filmmaking? That educates inspires as a trauma survivor himself. Eric understands it's trauma. The resilience of the human spirit and how important hope is in the healing journey by spotlighting survivors in their journeys Christianson has unified defied audiences around the power of hope in continues to educate the general population about the complex the complexities of trauma errands. Latest film unmasking cope is a documentary on the unbridled spirit of human capacity so without further. Ado Let's welcome Eric. Christianson to dancing with bipolar. Hi Eric how are you good. Hey looks like I got everything working to okay great. That's amazing when you get the tech to work right the first time around it's not jinx it though because you never know. Oh I was excited I have a headset. I got for these podcasts. And I'm like Oh can I use my headset plugged. I've been to my phone work then everything so we're looking good. It's a good start this so I got a couple of questions before we start getting into do the nitty gritty of the interview. Here with you and What I WANNA know? Is You said that you started making films when you are a very young child How young were you when you made your first film my first the first film that I made With the script was actually in second grade. I think I was about nine years old or so. Do you remember what it was. It was a safety movie. I did for my class that premiered in third grade. So that was. That was the start of the whole thing. I guess that's so funny. I mean it's funny but it's like awesome so at that young age. Did you have the epiphany that that is exactly what you wanted to do with your life. You know that's a really interesting pressing question because You know when I when I was making films so young and and doing putting all these things together and like doing stuff. I always knew I had a message that I I had to carry. You know to get across but I never knew exactly actually what it was but deep down inside it sounds strange even at like you know nine years old or so you know. I always knew there was a reason season by was doing this but I wasn't completely sure what what that message was. And now I I'm pretty darn sure. What the messages passages? I'm supposed to carry so I think at a young age you can know what your purpose is. You just don't know how you're supposed to go about it and you can't verbalize it because you don't have the words yet to say this is what I'm supposed to do. I'm supposed to affect people in such such that. You know at nine Haris. Are we supposed to know that you were going to help people through trial. I mean. You probably didn't know what the word trauma met at nine years old. I know and you know it's interesting. Because on a metaphysical sickle level. I think you're I think you're fully equipped when you're born and I thank your and you just develop ways of communicating it at the right time these things come up and I think even then I knew it was planted in me. I just didn't know what would it would take the dry it out of me right. That makes perfect sense. After having what happened to you with your major trauma with the painted cave fire that who would have known that it would have to take something so so cataclysmic for you to be able to fully embrace it and go. Oh my God this is what I'm actually supposed to be doing to help people but but isn't that kind of the works you know. I think I think we're so. We're sleep most of the time and and it takes certain things to wake us up to our purpose to just just basically to life into enjoy life and certain things it takes these these catalysts that come into our life to shock his into action walk in and then boom there. You are in so many different levels. Yep I totally agree with you. I was interviewed by somebody on a podcast in them. He was like so if if all these things had happened to you all these grave circumstances that I went through he goes. Would you be the person you are today. It is like a no. Because how you for coming through these valleys that form your character and without all the stuff that I went through I wouldn't be able to relate the people the way I can now and I wouldn't. I would definitely not be the person I am. Now that he's a friend of mine always told me he goes. Oh Pay Nisa Touchstone of growth and I'm like oh but how about the growth without a doubt. There's certain things we have to go through to the touchstones so we can get to the growth. Yeah I think there's very little growth without pay and I mean it's like you know grass will grow that wind but it grows much better when it stressed arrests so I think that's our human nature is just exactly the same as that and in my work and in my life I find myself gravitating take for its people that have been through the fire. You know even in my personal relationships with my wife. She's been she's been through her own things. And because of that we have more of a common bond and so in my personal tribe that I like to hang out with and and fellowship with it's other men that have been through similar experiences and can through the fire. It's the people that have I. Very few people have been unscathed. I guess aspect. It's the people that you know that. Have the the perfect Kinda white picket fence life. It's just you know I can't I can't relate. I can't I can't either. That's that was saying to this gentleman who interviewed me. It's like if I wanted to live a life of mediocrity and just be average than you you know that's not for me you know I kind of need the. I met only the trauma anymore. I think I've had enough trauma in my life to last a couple hundred lifetimes but I like the adventure of lyft spontaneity of it and just to live like a average vanilla life. I I don't think I could survive that. Truthfully I guess that Word Mediocrity always sleeve leaps out at me and it's something using raising my kids and my family. It's like you know it's when we get this feedback that you know. Oh your kids are doing well and you know I audited a you know we don't push our kids. We're not those type appearance but you know what we don't have necessarily. We don't set our bar. According to anybody else you know. So it's it's but it's also but that bar is set by your own passion especially with raising my kids and stuff and your own passion and your own drive to create what you want to happen in your life and hopefully the are you back. Oh Oh we actually your for yeah. We're back we were talking about your kids and how you want didn't want to raise the bar too high for them not with with the kids. It's you know it's the mediocrity dougherty always comes the word mediocrity always hits us is you know we we. We set the bar high. But we're not those kind of parents at bribe. The kids kids. It's it's the it's their own passion and and we we create an environment with with our children. We create an environment where they can grow to be great. And there's no there's no there's no ceiling but there's but we create an environment where there's has no ceiling and dislike mediocrity so going back to the mediocrity thing you know we get a lot of feedback from other parents and people like Oh. Your kids are doing great for this that a well. You know that. That's great but it's not it's not what are our model is our model is it's great according to what they need to do. And what they're passionate and we're we're their path leads us and the kind of it kind of comes back circular into what. We're talking at first knowing what that thing is that you have inside of you and constantly nurturing it so you can you can go as far as you can and want with that spark that you have that makes sense. It makes perfect sense. It makes other sense. I mean the last thing I wanted to be known as the status quo. You know I mean literally that's like the WHO wants to be known as partner status quo not age no and and you know and that's and that's that's an interesting thing to in all my I work is You know we're constantly progressing at where we're at another route another a plateau with my work again. It's in progressing from you know we. We've done great in public television and and everything's been extremely a a blessing to us there but now we're really looking at a bigger market and put turning the current film unmasking cope into a series and getting it into like the more In the more mainstream and her social movement. Yeah the I was GONNA is going to get to that but seeing that we brought it up. Let's talk a little bit about that The the trailer for it actually made me cry CRI- It affected me so deeply to see these people that have actually overcome some Delay should what four of them in the trailer and go seven different subjects. Yeah in the the fellow who I think it was the bar. Fight the cross on his cheeks batches destroyed me. He was a police officer. Now he's on You know physical physical leave From from the police force not only is it a physical problem but he he does have severe. PTSD to from there was on duty. Okay I'm back. Can you hear me you junior. You just fine. Are you able to edit these. Yes I am legal entities. So that we're we're talking about We're talking about Erica. Espinosa the police officer and You Know Derrick Mark Derek. After he he was jumped any had to basically ended up in the middle of a riot. They couldn't get to them and and so after that he had to retire from the police force on on like a physical disability and that was really really tough because his whole family were You know police. Being a police officer ran in his family his dad was one his brother was one and then he had a real tough time until he really kind of found his calling. And that's helping other police officers and making other first responders monitor's aware of PTSD and also aware of the healing..
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"christiansen" Discussed on The Virtual Couch
"Interview with julie christiansen license marriage family therapist intuitive councillor and spirit me the the road art that i n and you'll kind of fasting with your background is so you are an element t yes yeah and then in so at what point did you start to i mean we'll let me ask is more of your business the lm ft kind of a traditional therapy or is it more in the luminous pence such as rome it is now starting to sway moreover onto the luminous passages okay side well in in did you feel when you graduated know as an element t you're getting your hours you're doing that sri adding right did you already have an idea that you were heading down this path toward out no oh now okay those days in the the event event wasn't it now if any there's primorsk of a skeptic three really locate lists though it was kinda do let's back a little bit right um so um a you i'm with julie julie is in a license merging family therapist but also what do you in this is the part where i'm going to be super vulnerabull and i probably already talked about this for five minutes in the intro that our record after but i am so um just interested in hearing all about your work as a but i don't even have been you with all eu it right you call me as spirit media experiment because there are we're also called psychic medium okay i'm also to it if councillor okay array key master okay uh hypnotherapist i'm all kinds of things okay but enemy mentor okay all right so um.
"christiansen" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"If they're going down that route of tying in the kind of like on branded free play that lego was known with with these sets that are built specifically for you to make a millennium falcon or or or you know hogwarts or whatever insent amazing adjacent just finally on this did than you see a will be coming in quite soon do you see any mocking change in the horizon full legos direction or is everything carnage it's going quite well at the moment it's really just a job of i suppose business babysitting for least for little well right maybe maybe a little bit i mean the the purported reason that the company's given is that the new ceo coming in which this being denmark is his name christiansen which is the same as the founding family christiansen but there are no relation there is that the new ceo is you know a lot younger than the than the outgoing ceo who was 0 for a long time so it's not necessarily like a book a really major break there so i mean more of the same for sure will will be the watchword for the new christiansen ccoo nielschristian christiansen but there's a lot of talk now about you know moving kids into the digital play era they're getting into video games now and so that's kind of this disembodied done a concept of legco as opposed to the actual bricks and that's an interesting transition our weather lego retains its it's brand status and value when there are kids who perhaps won't know it in physical form and that's a pretty major shift whether a 50year old can you that better than a sixty year old will will we'll have to see.
"christiansen" Discussed on WGTK
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