35 Burst results for "Compass"

Sheriff Mark Lamb: Our Moral Compass Is Broken at the Border

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:20 min | Last month

Sheriff Mark Lamb: Our Moral Compass Is Broken at the Border

"So what's it feel like to be a big star of a documentary series? When you're in law enforcement. I don't think it changes anything other than you get more hit pieces on you. That's all. You know, and isn't that a shame? I mean, this should be nonpolitical. Why? Why in the world can Americans unite and recognize that little girls being raped? And fentanyl being introduced into our communities, this shouldn't be about Republicans versus Democrats. This is an American crisis, not a political one, right? Absolutely. Look, our moral compass is broken in this country. Honestly, we got prices of courage. And our moral compass is broken. And that starts right there at the southern border. You know, they're doing it in the name of humanity, but really the most humane thing is to shut down the border because of these policies, these open border policies, which you'll see in this show, not only are we seeing humans being abused by the cartels, women being raped, children be a rape, used as ponds, men being extorted. We're also seeing the dangers of fentanyl, which are claiming American lives poisoning American lives every day. So, you know, I don't understand why it's not American issue either. But people are putting politics over people now and as long as it aligns with them politically, they don't care what the after effect is.

Devin Nunes: Merrick Garland Is an Old, Bitter Avatar

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:15 min | Last month

Devin Nunes: Merrick Garland Is an Old, Bitter Avatar

"Looks like now that they are beginning to be people who just look, say, look, this is going way too far. And now you've had Merrick Garland actually say, you know, everything has to go through ledge of flares, nobody can talk to Congress. I mean, it seems like they're holding it together with country time spitting Bailey wire. I mean, 'cause they went so far that even some who will be sympathetic quote company people are saying, wait, wait, wait, there's got to be some balance here. Yeah, Garland, I think, is just an avatar, old guy, old, bitter guy, luckily we were able to stop them from ever becoming appointed to the Supreme Court. Because the Democrats knew exactly what they had on this guy. They knew exactly what he was going to be. He was going to be swayed very, very easily. And that always makes me wonder as to what they have on some of these guys to where the Democrats knew exactly what to do. They put up this guy that was kind of a phony Republican and said, get them, let's get them approved. And luckily, we know he was stopped by the Republican Senate at the time. Now he's just a bitter old man who's not in charge. And I say that he's not in charge because it's clear just by this latest raid where he had stories that say, oh my God, he was in turmoil for two months, not knowing what to do. Well, that's weird because we were told it's nuclear secrets, classified information. Like, what? This is wild that he that he toiled over this for months. Whatever part of that is true, but what we do know is true is that the rate occurred, everybody from at least the right to the center, whatever mainstream media is left that has any sort of moral compass, was saying, what is going on here? We need to hear from the attorney general. Well, he waited and waited a wait at what four days goes out and does a press conference, my guess is that he waited because he was waiting for the corrupt DoJ and FBI people to come with the goods of which they didn't get any goods. We know we know that now because we just saw in recent days they sprinkled out some classified looking documents all over and took a picture on the carpet,

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The Significance of a Steadfast World View

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:30 min | 2 months ago

The Significance of a Steadfast World View

"Basically is the way that you're able to interpret the very confusing map of life to make a decision about every single type of issue, some that are controversial and some that are not so controversial. Not controversial ones of what am I going to eat? Am I going to exercise? More important ones. Am I going to marry? Who am I going to marry? Am I going to have children or the ones that sometimes get confusing for people? How do I stand on issues like abortion or marriage, faith? Should I go to church? All of this comes back to this idea of the compass. Do you believe that there is a north? And do you believe that north changes based on conditions? And so if you're in the middle of a hurricane, you're in the middle of a tsunami, is it still is north still north? Yes. Regardless of when people are screaming at you, regardless when people are saying things at you, what is true is always true regardless of the conditions around you. The world would have you believe outside of the amazing education, all of you receive, that things change based on circumstances, they base truth changes based on somebody's own experience. The danger of this, I can not understate the danger of this. It's really quite honestly satanic and nature. But we can debate about that if you disagree, but it's just true biblically. Is that what's the first thing Satan did in genesis? He said, did God really tell you that? Is that really true? Is that really the word of God? He is the best at making you doubt what you know is true. He says he's an expert at it. Constantly making you question. Now, questioning can be very helpful and important. But getting your place, getting to a place where your worldview is based on doubt, that's not okay.

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Japan's former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Japan's former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

"Japanese prime minister fumio kushida has paid tribute to his predecessor since to Abe as a man of courage and a sincere and compassionate person at the state funeral for the assassinated former leader In his eulogy kushida says history will remember Abe more for his achievements than for the duration of his period in office and that Abe would have been able to act as a compass for Japan for another two decades at least dozens of foreign dignitaries including vice president Kamala Harris and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi were among the 4300 attendees Meanwhile hundreds of people marched peacefully to state their opposition to the event some saying the legality of a state funeral was dubious I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Todd Starnes: Chaos Comes When You Remove God

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:28 min | 2 months ago

Todd Starnes: Chaos Comes When You Remove God

"Here's a bit of the comments that Todd made when he talks about faith and freedom. Listen to what Todd had to say in cut four. You know, I believe that faith and freedom go hand in hand. John Adams our second president put it like this, our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government governments of any other. So what does that mean? Well, it means when you take God out of our founding documents, when you take God out of our way of life, when you marginalize our churches, you get chaos in the culture. Is he wrong? As I look back through history, even if you do not believe in God, if you do not serve Jesus, let's look back at history and what other what other type of religion, what other type of faith in the history of the world comes such a long term amount of order. And moral values, whether or not you're a Christian or not, you can't deny that Christian values helped establish this country and establish a moral compass and that throughout history, this country has been more times than not on the right side of history. It's when we've turned our back from our faith that we have seen a decline and it has happened very quickly.

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Mike Lindell Sounds OFF on His Political Persecution

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:10 min | 2 months ago

Mike Lindell Sounds OFF on His Political Persecution

"Take notes, you are living through history. We've never lived through anything like this. Where you have cartel narco drug traffickers, you have unsolved murders in our cities. You have fentanyl pouring into our communities and what does the government focus on? The man who sells you Giza dream sheets and pillows. Crime at all time high in certain parts of the country and they're going after the pillow man. Mike, how did the conversation end with the Federal Bureau of Investigation? Well, I did give him my phone and I said, when can I get it back? They wouldn't let me know that. And I said, and then we started talking, I actually talked to him. I said, well, you know, why are you guys doing this? Why don't you, you know, this doesn't make sense. And we went into it again, and he said, he actually said Charlie said, well, his brother had read my book. So I actually started talking to them about the lord and the times we're in. The gods got his hand in all of this. And I said, you know, when we get through this, I believe we're in the biggest revival for Jesus Christ in history. And like you just said it, we're in a historical times here, everybody. And I told those guys the FBI goes, well, I'm only doing our job. Weaponized by the government, if you guys really have a moral compass and you better, you better do something. You better be a whistleblower. You got to step out and then like I said, he gave me this sheet to not say anything. And it says, although the law does not require non disclosure unless the court orders issued, we believe that the impact of any disclosure could be detrimental to the investigation. If you do not believe that you can comply with this request, please notify Aaron Tito bomb. He's an assistant United States attorney general. Well, you know what I did to Aaron. I went on my show on Frank speech of 6 p.m. yesterday and said Aaron. This is your notification. I'm not going to let you guys intimidate and suppress the evidence of what I've had and what I have had for a year and a half. This is the biggest cover up for the biggest crime in history.

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Devin Nunes on 'Bitter Old Man' Merrick Garland

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:09 min | 3 months ago

Devin Nunes on 'Bitter Old Man' Merrick Garland

"You've had Merrick Garland actually say, you know, everything has to go through ledge of flares, nobody can talk to Congress. I mean, it seems like they're holding it together with the old country terms spitting bailing wire. I mean, because they went so far that even some who will be sympathetic quote company people are saying, wait, wait, wait, there's got to be some balance here. Yeah, Garland, I think, is just an avatar, old guy, old, bitter guy, luckily we were able to stop them from ever becoming appointed to the Supreme Court. Because the Democrats knew exactly what they had on this guy. They knew exactly what he was going to be. He was going to be swayed very, very easily. And that always makes me wonder as to what they have on some of these guys. There were the Democrats knew exactly what to do. They put up this guy and it was kind of a phony Republican and said, get them, let's get them approved. And luckily, we know he was stopped by the Republican Senate at the time. Now he's just a bitter old man who's not in charge. And I say that he's not in charge because it's clear just by this latest raid where had stories that say, oh my God, he was in turmoil for two months, not knowing what to do. Well, that's weird because we were told it's nuclear secrets, classified information. Like, what? This is wild that he that he toiled over this for months. Whatever part of that is true, but what we do know is true is that the rate occurred, everybody from at least the right to the center, whatever mainstream media is left that has any sort of moral compass, was saying, what is going on here? We need to hear from the attorney general. Well, he waited and waited a wait at what four days goes out and does a press conference, my guess is that he waited because he was waiting for the corrupt DoJ and FBI people to come with the goods. Of which they didn't get any goods. We know we know that now because we just saw in recent days, they sprinkled out some classified looking documents all over and took a picture on the carpet,

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Child Star Jennette McCurdy Spills the Beans on Creepy Dan Schneider

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:23 min | 4 months ago

Child Star Jennette McCurdy Spills the Beans on Creepy Dan Schneider

"We haven't talked about genetic mccurdy yet, have we? Oh, wow, this is quite a story. Jennette McCurdy has written a book about all the shit she went through as a child star and the excerpts are pretty wild, but I do recall me giving you some of this crazy story on this podcast some years ago, so I was on this before she wrote the book, so Jennette McCurdy, who used to be on the children's show I Carly. She wrote this memoir, wonderfully titled, I'm glad my mom died. And horrible. And in this book, she details her life as a child star her relationship with her mom and her experiences with Nickelodeon. That's a network that many actors and actresses can't rub the stink off them. In the book, she really goes crazy. The book hit stores yesterday. So in this book, mccurdy details the humiliations and the mistreatment she endured while growing up in the public eye. She writes about being photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting and then being encouraged to drink alcohol by a person she simply refers to as the creator. Now, even though she doesn't reveal the creator's identity, she is without doubt referring to one of my favorite subjects on fame as a bitch during my pedophile hunting days, will be smoked him out of every corner in Hollywood, and we name names, that would be the iCarly creator Dan getting the van Schneider. Who left the network back in 2018 amid rumors that he was verbally abusive and difficult to work with now some who work with him also said they felt uncomfortable when he frequently asked an employee from the costume department for shoulder and neck massages or he used to text child actors outside of work hours. That's fucking creepy than anything. Mccurdy also said it's important to talk about. It was so commonplace. His behavior and it was all accepted because everybody was scared of losing their job. I don't blame any of them. I get it. But it was really unfortunate. Everything that happened in the children's television series environment it really seems like there's not much of a moral compass there. I'm so glad finally, after all these years and she used to get a lot of shit for not wanting to work on that show anymore. After all these years, somebody speaks out against this horrible person.

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CompassCare Needs Your Help More Than Ever

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:47 min | 5 months ago

CompassCare Needs Your Help More Than Ever

"Again to folks who are listening to this. Folks, you need to dig into your pockets and help out these kinds of centers across America, avail, is here in New York City. They're doing utterly heroic work. Compass care obviously needs your help more than ever because they were fire bombed by genuine domestic terrorists. These are actual domestic terrorists using terror and violence. And as we know, Biden and Pelosi and others have ginned up this completely manufactured concept of white nationalists and so on and so forth. Show me where they are. It's utter Bologna designed to distract you from genuine domestic terrorism, of which we have an example right here, a firebombed clinic, and what amazes me is they took credit for it. That's what terrorist groups do. They take credit. They say, we did it. We want to scare you. We want to intimidate you. We want you never to go to work because you're scared. That's terrorism. That's genuine domestic terrorism. If we had a government that was operating, we would go after those people. And by God's grace, we will, but I hope you'll help out compass scare by going to erasing the need dot com. Is there a place there, Jim where people can help financially? Oh, sure. Erasing the need dot com slash donate. This was where people can go and give. And to your point, Eric, law enforcement really needs to get some arrests. 6 over 60 attacks so far nationwide zero arrest. I've been calling this the pro version crystal knocked since the beginning. And the longer it goes without an arrest, the more I am right, I have

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Jim Harden of CompassCare Highlights Attacks on Pro-Life Centers

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 5 months ago

Jim Harden of CompassCare Highlights Attacks on Pro-Life Centers

"But right now I have the privilege of speaking with the founder of the CEO of compass, care, Jim, the reverend Jim Hardin, Jim Hart and welcome to this program. It's an R&B with you today. Eric really is. Well, you are really kind. Listen, you are one of those heroes out there. My wife ran a pregnancy center here in New York City for 12 years, it's called a veil. I know about this world. And the people who are involved in this, they're doing God's work any time anybody tries to bad mouth people, you know, who are on the pro life side of the equation. They have no clue what they're talking about. They really speak at a ignorance because folks like you, you're doing an amazing thing, truly heroic, beautiful stuff. But the reason you're on right now, Jim Hardin, with compass care, is because of what happened recently. You guys are in Buffalo. So tell the story of, first of all, what is compass care and what just happened to your facility in Buffalo, New York? Yeah, compass care has operations in three different abortion hub cities in New York. Because the abortion capital of the U.S. with more abortions occurring per CAPiTA basis than any other state in the union and we're expecting a significant influx of patients from conservative states now. Roe versus wade, reversal of his way, essentially, totally changed the abortion industry. And that means that patients are going to be coming to New York from the conservative states. So what happened in Buffalo was on June 7th, our facility was firebombed. By James revenge, they took responsibility for it in a communique. And they also had their signature scrawl in graffiti on the side of our facility that said, Jane was here. There's catastrophic damage to the facility. And we're going to take, it's going to take hundreds of thousands of dollars and many, many weeks to

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Rev. James Harden on the String of Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Attacks

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:41 min | 6 months ago

Rev. James Harden on the String of Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Attacks

"So it seems in a couple days, maybe a couple of weeks, the United States Supreme Court is going to repeal roe versus wade, which would bring abortion, which send abortion back down to the states. It's a state's rights issue. Unfortunately, as this has been rumored because it was illegally leaked, still no arrest because of the leak. We have started to see in a mass amount of violence against pro life centers, across America, firebombing, and vandalism. One of those centers is happen in New York City and the person who runs that is the guy by the name of James R Hardin, reverend James R Hardin, who's the CEO of compass care pregnancy services, and he joins us right now. James, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you. It's an honor to be here with you, Charlie. Tell us about what happened to your clinic. Well, about a week ago Tuesday, police and fire rescue responded to smoke coming out of our facility at two 30 in the morning. And they arrived to find broken glass and fire excellent in our facility and on the wall was scrawled Jane was here. A signature kind of trademark for a pro abortion terrorist group called Jane's revenge. James revenge refers to an underground abortion group in Chicago in the 1960s called the janes collective. And so they're not about women's rights. They're not about choice. They're about abortion. Their motto is if abortion isn't safe, then neither are you. And their intent was to shut us down into scare us, but they didn't. We were up and running the very next day. We had to reroute patients out to our Russia facility. Put some hardship in our patients, but we're continuing to serve patients even now. We will stop and we're not

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Rudy Giuliani: Starting a Global Security Business After Being Mayor

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 8 months ago

Rudy Giuliani: Starting a Global Security Business After Being Mayor

"When you left off from being mayor. What did you want to do? Did you ever think that you would sometime in the future become a lawyer for the president of the United States? No, I didn't think that. First of all, the first thing I did was I started a worldwide security business so that we could take the programs because some of the changes were programmed. And used them in other places to reduce crime to show would work elsewhere. And it was mainly the comsat program, which is a program for measuring crime in a way in which you can begin to begin to make it accountable. I just noticed in Chicago, they had great success at one point with hotspots and putting more police in the right spot. That comes from comsat. That was a compass that idea. So basically you'd collect all the crime statistics every day, you'd put them in a computer by the next morning, you could pin map them. You could organize them by time of day. So I could look at, so since we're a regular Monday morning, I'd say, what kind of weekend did we have? The police commission would send somebody over, they put it on a map, and we could say, oh my goodness, we had a terrible time northern part of Brooklyn. We had three shootings there. Why? Why do we have three shootings in the northern part of Brooklyn, but then you go over two precincts. There are no shootings. Is it a difference in the people there? Do we have too many police officers in one place and not another? Having spent 20 years in law enforcement, this is a very, very not so humble thing to say. I probably knew more about it than anyone in the police department. Yes, they knew New York City. But I am in the third ranking official in the Justice Department. I had helped to write the attorney general's report is to violent crime under Reagan to Reagan. See people forget that. That's I'm glad you came to it with many, many ideas of things that I want to do. CompStat

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California Moves to Legalize Infanticide

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:46 min | 8 months ago

California Moves to Legalize Infanticide

"Now, this is something that every single patriot, every Christian, every person that has a moral compass needs to focus on what's happening in California. It's almost hard to believe what's occurring through the California legislature. California legislature moves forward with Bill to expand the killing of babies past the moment of birth. Quote, actually legalizing a fantasize in an abortion bill to expand the killing of babies past the moment of birth up to weeks after, according to opponents of the bill, wick said that while other states wick is the sponsor here, Buffy wicks. While other states are adopting increasingly aggressive measures to limit abortions, California continues to protect reproductive rights. Wick said the only bill, the bill only applies to pregnant women who should quote not be prosecuted for losing or miscarrying a baby, or for quote a tragic situation during pregnancy. Section 7 a of the bill states, notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to a civil or criminal liability penalty or otherwise deprived of their rights based on their actions or emissions with respect to the pregnancy or actual potential alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage stillbirth or abortion. Or period natal death. From the California family council quote, this bill specifically protects a mother from civil and criminal charges for any quote actions or omissions to her pregnancy, including miscarriage stillbirth or abortion or perinatal death. The definition of perinatal death varies although all include the death of baby from 22 weeks of gestation to 7 days post birth or more.

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How People With Machiavellian Traits Cash in on Claims of Victimhood

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:04 min | 8 months ago

How People With Machiavellian Traits Cash in on Claims of Victimhood

"We hear a lot about victimhood these days. In fact, victimhood is one of the kind of central themes of one of the major political parties. The whole politics of race of identity politics rides on the concept of victimhood. And here's a very interesting study, I see it on a website called psi post dot com. It's essentially psychological research. It's an article in the journal of personality, and social psychology is written by a whole group of academics and Brandon stretch and Carla, you know. Anyway, the theme of the article and the study is this. They're looking at people who have a personality that is sometimes associated with what's called a dark triad, a dark triad. What's the dark triad? Well, it's narcissism. It's psycho pathological conduct. And it's machiavellianism. So these are all personality traits, narcissism, of course, the sense that I am the center of the universe. Psychopathology or basically pathological, in other words, you are fundamentally you have no clear sense of right and wrong. You operate without a clear moral compass and machiavellianism you are very manipulative and you see the world, including human relations in terms of power, not in terms of fundamental values or decency. Now here's the point. They studied these personalities, people who are in this so called dark triad. And what they found is that these people are extremely good at exploiting victimhood to get what they want. They're not talking specifically about the race context, they're talking about the fact that we know when we hear about victims, it automatically arouses our sympathy. We go, oh man, that guy was obviously listened to him. This is a person who will obviously had a hard time, their ancestors had a really hard time. What a life they've had they've led. We need to reach out and help. And what the article is showing in the study showing is that some very bad people have realized that this is actually a staple part of human

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Could 'Big Guy' Joe Biden Be Implicated in Hunter Biden Scandal?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:04 min | 8 months ago

Could 'Big Guy' Joe Biden Be Implicated in Hunter Biden Scandal?

"Funny. How when we dive into these stories, we're supposed to believe that all of a sudden the Department of Justice has found a backbone and found a spine and they now have a moral compass. Of course not. This is all done for a reason. It was always looming over Biden in case he became too unpopular and they gave him a shot. They said, maybe Biden will kind of be a popular president. Maybe he'll be helpful. And then we'll cover it up. I mean, you look at the crimes that the obamas committed, the crimes that the clintons have committed. They only get prosecuted when they're no longer near power or important to power. Now they can get discarded, but if they are still trying to get near power and they're unpopular or there are threat to their aims and ambitions, Andrew Cuomo, them, get them out of the way. It's a waste of time. But it's no longer just Hunter Biden. It's no longer just hunter. Instead, we are now seeing the grand jury investigation because of the thumbs up because of the go get them clearance, you're starting to see all of a sudden Joe Biden potentially be implicated in this. Alongside Ron klain and others play cut 52. Let's go back to 2020, the New York Post then released a bombshell report on a loosely coated email written by one of Hunter Biden's business partners. He discussed the equity distribution on a deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate. It included this question. Ten held by H for the big guy. Now last week, The Washington Post confirmed that $4.8 million in payments from that same Chinese company made their way to Hunter Biden and the president's brother James. This weekend White House chief of staff Ron claim came to bat for the family. Of course the president's confident that his son didn't break the law. But most importantly, as I said, that's a matter that's going to be decided by the Justice Department by the legal process. It's something that no one at The White House has involvement in.

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Nick Nicholas Jr's Path to HBO

Origins with James Andrew Miller

01:25 min | 8 months ago

Nick Nicholas Jr's Path to HBO

"I wish you could all somehow meet Nick Nicholas junior, and I wish there were more like them in the world. Nicholas was educated at Phillips Andover, Princeton, and Harvard Business school. But with all due respect to that trio of pedigrees, it's doubtful those places taught him as much as his father did. Nick's dad commanded two submarines during World War II. The salmon and the spike fish and was part of the gang known as the Nimitz boys after the great admiral. Nick's dad instilled in his son, a strong moral compass, and a keen work ethic. One of numerous reasons why Nick junior enjoyed such a spectacular rise at time Inc, all the way to the top. But before the powers gave him his own set of keys to the kingdom, IE the company. They sent him to HBO to further test the young stars operational capabilities. It was a challenge. Time Inc was on the verge of closing down HBO. It was in 1976, and my boss dick Monroe, Jake and I used to walk to the station at night. That is to Grand Central from time and life building. At high speed, a little cardio, and he broached the idea. He said, Nick, I'd like you to move to HBO and take over the management. He said things are going well, you know that. He had to lose in a lot of money. The company, meaning time make is going to continue to finance it. So I want you to replace Levin whenever you can do it.

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"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

05:24 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"And continue to just meditate with your eyes closed and reflecting on what it really means to have a liberating intention. We kind of know what it's like when we're being driven by wants or fears. The people often ask, how do I know if it's a truly a deep aspiration, a liberating aspiration? I'm just going to name a few qualities and just feel inside how they sit with you. So one characteristic of a deep or pure aspiration is that it has to do with manifesting urinate potential. So rather than something like, well, my aspiration is to take the Appalachian trail or create an app, for instance samadhi, or whatever it is on that level, it's more like my aspiration is to express creativity or to embody love. Her to serve for my heart. It's like the Bantu tribesmen whose goes around to his sleeping children and says to each whispering in their ear, be who you are. So that's one quality of a pure aspiration. It's really the aspiration is really to manifest what's already here. The second quality is that it's whole hearted. It's not an idea. It's in our body. It's passionate. We care. You can feel it. And the third is that it always relates to this moment. A true aspiration has to do with what you can experience right here. St. Augustine writes dear lord, please give me chastity and continence, but not yet. Down the road. So a liberating intention, the compass of the heart that's really alive. It has to do with awakening our full potential. It has to do with really sincerely wholeheartedly caring about what we care about. And it has to do with this moment. And when those are there, here's the deepest tip. It doesn't feel like it's coming from yourself. A deep aspiration of pure aspiration feels like it's arriving and arising from loving awareness. It's calling you home. It doesn't have a sense of a self in your mind talking to you. It's something much more formless, vast, and mysterious and true. So we'll close with a final reflection. Your eyes are still closed, just again, feel yourself here. Take a moment to honestly notice whatever's going on for you. Noticing the state of your heart right now. Letting.

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"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

03:13 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"Fits for you in your life. And that means again, close to your eyes, if you will. Take a few nice full breaths. I'd like to invite you to bring to mind something going on in your life. That you know your habitual reaction is, I want this to go away. I wish this wasn't happening. I don't like this. And it could be physical illness. Emotional pain. Something going on in a relationship. Something difficult in your work life. Some.

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

05:55 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"Noticing if it includes compassion for yourself and compassion for the other. And let it be your heart's prayer, let that be a sincere aspiration I mentioned earlier, not my will, but my heart swell. Let it be your liberating aspiration so that you can imagine reentering the situation with this other person. With the kind of courage and clarity and inner sense of self intimacy with your own being that allows you to feel an integrity. That there's enough tenderness. For you to be sensitive and just notice what might be possible. It's natural to forget, it's natural that the old patterns reassert themselves. She might sense what it might be like in the days and weeks to come to more consciously let this be your prayer. This deep intention. So you can listen to the compass of your heart. Many find that that trance of reactivity starts diminishing as they learn to pause. Pay attention to what's going on, the current level of intention, bring kindness, and then dive deeper. Ash that question, what's the real liberating intention here? My deepest intent. Okay. So please open your eyes. So we're going to be going to be continuing a bit on this theme in the next class working with anger and reactivity. But I want to just share with you a few things I was exploring this whole domain with a group from a small group of people in Virginia. And one of the questions was, well, how do you get to liberating intent when you're just in chronic pain? I mean, when I'm in chronic pain, I don't have any grand vision except for I just want it to go away. So I thought that would be a good question to bring in here. And when we're in chronic pain, or when we're acute pain, our chronic or acute emotional pain, it's really the exact same process. It's part of our natural wiring of our nervous system to not like that pain. And so the first step is just to bring mindfulness to that to notice, oh, my intentions to get rid of this pain. Now, if you include that in mindfulness, oh, not liking it, aversion. In the moment that you're recognizing that level of intention, I want to get rid of it. The who you are, has enlarged. You're resting more in the space of the witness. Than you are the self that's not liking something. And that's all the difference in the world. It doesn't mean that the unpleasantness goes away. But there's more space less reactivity to it. And then you can begin to sense inwardly, so what really matters here? I know for myself because I went through a number of years of both chronic pain and also the emotional pain of feeling lost in terms of my own capacities, physically moving in the world. I had a lot of practice with seeing my intention being how do I get rid of this? How do I fix it? What's going on? What's going wrong and watching that whole layer of my egoic reaction, which was completely natural, really forgiving it. That's just natural. But to the degree I could catch it. Notice it. Then there was more space and I could say, what really matters here? And for me, what came was a similar kind of prayer to what a student described as the bodhisattva aspiration, which is please made this suffering may this pain may this discomfort serve to awaken me in some way. They may make my heart more compassionate. May it bring more wisdom. There's a real power to sensing into what most matters. Even an especially when it's difficult. For many people, when they can begin to sense that deeper aspiration, it gives meaning to what's happening. Not meaning like, oh, this is meant to happen. So this is such and such will happen, but more meaning like, oh, even this I can learn from and grow from and deepen from and serve from and live more fully from even this. So I want to invite you to try this out. This particular way of touching into aspiration just for a moment and sense for you how it.

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"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

05:07 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"And let yourself bring to mind a situation where you've maybe recently encountered some conflict with someone that matters to you. And I'd encourage you not to pick something where you feel it's got a lot of real major trauma. Huge charge, because that might not serve you so well. But where there's some conflict where there's some sense of you in that person getting locked into that what we call sometimes a limbic dance where there's some separation..

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

05:48 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"Can you feel the yearning in that? That sense of how we're all over the place and yet there is something in us that wants to let go and open into that that gem of presents that the light and love that's here if we can just pause and let ourselves arrive. So the beginning of diving is taking some quality of presence and shining the light on, what's my aspiration right now? What's my intention right now? And what that means is that we begin with whatever is arising on the egoic level. In other words, we start where we are. If you want to deepen your intention, start by noticing what you're more surface or superficial intention is. I'll give you an example that touched me a story that touched me as a woman who had had a standoff for decades with her older sibling, her older sister. So this woman was the black sheep of the family. She was impulsive and non traditional. She was the bad girl. She got in a lot of trouble. When she was younger, she would say the wrong thing and be understood and felt unappreciated. So her sister had always kind of kept a distance and had a kind of a disapproving attitude and it even got to the point that at one point they got into a really big bitter argument and she wasn't invited to her niece's wedding and so on. But what happened was their dad died and now they were having to take care of their mom and it forced them together in a way, especially at the holidays. So one Thanksgiving, there they were, and she was a meditator, so she's going to draw on her meditation and so she wouldn't be so reactive. I know how many of us are about to go to the with family and the holidays, and we think, okay, I'm going to get it together this time. She kind of did that. And sure enough, they're going to disagreement about their mother's diet, where she had suggested gluten free and her sisters said, oh, everything has to be according to your philosophy for as she got into a whole big fit and left the room and then this younger sister was feeling once again, exactly the same thing. Not seen, not respected, not appreciated, disliked, and she asked herself, you know, what's wrong with me? Why can't I make her like me? She doesn't understand. He went into all of that. And so then she paused and began what I'm describing as diving deeper. She said, okay, so what's my intention here? What is my intention in being in relationship with her? And she was really honest. She said, well, I wanted to respect me and I wanted to respect my knowledge and I want to feel seen and I want to feel valued. So these are completely reasonable and tensions. It's just that they may not serve. They're the level of the ego that wants to reassurance. But she named them and she had a lot of self compassion for that young place in her that wanted to be seen and respected. And so she did as we practice often, she felt that young, vulnerable place that wanted to be seen and offered kindness. Her sister wasn't around at that moment. And when she was there for a while with that younger part of her, the kind of source the ego intentions, she could then say, so what is my deepest intention? What is my deepest intention? And it was in those moments that she could say, I just want there to be a loving connection between us. I want there to be understanding. That became her prayer. And that was really sincere. It had been a lot of years that a lot of stuff got in the way. She just wanted there to be a loving connection. So for the rest of the evening, there were more engaged and feel the need to kind of assert her opinion or defend herself. And then months later, they got together for Hanukkah and there's a lot more ease. And that time they laughed together over some old family stories and later that night her sister confessed she was having a really hard time with her teenage son. And at the end thanked her for being a good shoulder to lean on and someone to listen to. And she said to me that I realized that it's not my will, but my heart swell, that I most need to be with and we living from. And my will was this demand in some way that she appreciate me. That you see me and my heart swell was just this longing for love. So this is an example of shifting from an ego intention to really a deep, deep aspiration. Because the reality is when we're with each other, our behavior communicates what level we're living from. Even if we don't say it in words, for this woman, she didn't have to say anything. Her sister was picking up the sense of, I want you to like me. I want you to agree with me. That energy was there. It shifted. But the important thing to say is she couldn't dive deeper until she had brought compassion to the ego level. Because it's not bad. It comes from vulnerability and it needs attention. So let me invite you to do a reflection that where you can explore the diving deeper for yourself. And you'll have the opportunity to just pick one situation that you'd like to be more awakened..

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

08:09 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"Maneuvering to what we'll call really the heart's compass, the compass of the heart, really operating from a deeper level. And there's two main ways it seems to happen from what I've observed. And one of the ways is that we have this gradual growing sense. And sometimes it's called midlife crisis the way it comes up to us. That our life isn't meaningful. That there's some disappointment that we're really not living a line with what matters that we're skimming the surface. We're kind of racing to the finish line. So there's a dissatisfaction that has real honesty to it like all. I've been kind of playing in a trance in some way. And it's like that caterpillar and a cocoon that senses that we've been in a cocoon of habitual thinking and behavior, but there's something more. And we Intuit that something more, and we have a longing to really live in greater freedom. To live with a sense of intimacy with the others around us. To not be so self absorbed because it's painful, not because it's bad. It's just painful. So that's one way it's gradual. It's a sense of wait a minute. There's more. This isn't really, this couldn't be what I am. This is a sense of being more. And then the other way is that something dramatic happens in our life. And somebody we love dies, we get a diagnosis that's really shakes us out. There's some great loss and some other way of a relationship or security. And I've seen over and over how people either will rigidify and calcify and reaction are actually it breaks open to having a much deeper sense of what matter come forward. Like to share an example of this, I was sent a commencement talk, written by Alison Valentine, who's a pediatrician and educator at a large children's hospital. And I just want to read you a little bit of it. She says, we become so accustomed to life on the hamster wheel of achievement and approval that we just forget. We scamper on and on, chasing the ephemeral promises of some day all do such et cetera if only such and such. This is the way we've been conditioned. What comes next becomes more important than what is here. Growing up I learned a hard lesson about how that hamster wheel can cheat us. My father was a pediatric surgeon with tremendous enthusiasm and drive to succeed that encompassed his work, his family, his friendships. He was a huge influence in my life. He taught me the value of hard work and the satisfaction of a job done right. But on a winter day when he was driving home from the hospital where he worked his car slid on a patch of black ice hitting a telephone pole on the driver's side, killing him instantly. He was 48, and I was 18. That was obviously many years ago, and the alchemy that occurs as we age has been good to me through that alchemy, this loss has come to mean something more, something good. It serves as a reminder that I can not live my life on the hamster wheel waiting for some day or if only I she ends her talk saying what you have is in the present moment and it's unfathomably precious. It's sometimes called the wisdom of impermanence that drops us into a deeper sense of what matters to us. It's like one woman who had a young daughter got diagnosed, I think with fourth stage of breast cancer and her mantra became I have no time to rush. No time to rush. So the wisdom of impermanence, we can just see if we even ask ourselves, you know what, if it was the end of our life looking back, what would matter? It begins to let us see how much we leave ourselves, how much we get caught on the hamster wheel of intentions that are much more shallow than what matters to us. So D.H. Lawrence writes this, he says, men are not free doing just what they like are just what they want. Men are only free when they're doing what the deepest shelf likes, and there's getting down to the deepest self, it takes some diving. So for the remainder of our reflection together, it's really, how do we dive? How do we dive? And especially when we're caught up on a kind of that driven level, how do we drop deeper? How do we die? And again, I'm going to name two approaches. One of them I've already mentioned, which is the wisdom of impermanence. Any reflection that reminds us of reality and reality is this is fleeting this life. We have no idea how long we have. We have no control over the big things in our life. There's all the reason the world to pause and really let this moment matter. When I say this moment, I'm not even meaning we're in a talk now, and then you go home and let that moment matter. I mean, let this moment. We're so in the habit of postponing, thinking it's possibly going to be good is around the corner. It already happened. It's very rare that we just let go of all the ideas and thoughts and have this moment matter as much as any moment in the universe that this is it. And when we care about being fully awake, this moment starts mattering. It's not in the future anymore. So the approaches one approach is remembering and permanence and the other approach is actually deepening our attention to what's happening right here. Because the very ground of practice is in this present centered attention. In other words, if we don't have capacity to notice what's going on right here, we won't remember what we love. Maybe you short part of a poem from Denise levertov. She says she's addressing this to the creator to God to the lord. She says I stopped to think about you and my mind at once like a minnow darts away. Darts into the shadows. Into gleams that fret unceasing over the river's purling and passing, not for one second, will myself hold still, but wanders anywhere everywhere it can turn. Not you. It is I am absent. You are the stream, the fish, the light, the pulsing shadow, you the unchanging presence in whom all moves and changes. How can I focus my flickering, perceive at the fountain's heart, the sapphire I know is there..

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"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

Tara Brach

06:59 min | 11 months ago

"compass" Discussed on Tara Brach

"Namaste and welcome. One of the key inquiries on the spiritual path is really what is it that most will help us discover happiness and inner freedom and open heartedness and this was the question that was posed to 6 of us that were the opening speakers at a conference in 2001. And we were each supposed to give ten minutes on what the essence, pure essence, Buddhist teachings were that would guide us in discovering that inner freedom. And in 2001, the lineup was such that I was the second person I was the only woman I was the youngest in terms of seniority as teachers. And the person that went in front of me was roshi baker and he was Richard baker and he was very, very well known. And I was kind of glad about the lineup because being second, I had enough time, his ten minutes to kind of gather myself, but I didn't have to wait too long and get kind of revved up and nervous. So he went first and he got up and the question was posed and he said the key to freedom is intention and attention. And then he bowed, and that was his whole ten minutes. And I was on. And I have to say, honestly, I have no idea what I said. What I wanted to say was, like, he said, you know? I don't remember, but I do remember his words a lot. And I've been teaching now over 40 years. It's a long time for decades. And watched a lot of people on the spiritual path not only on the Buddhist meditation path, but different friends exploring qigong and yoga and Tai Chi and sufiism and going deep into Jewish spirituality or Christian mysticism. And I've watched a lot of people drop to the wayside lose their jazz. I've watched a lot of people kind of get habitual and plateau and have some good tricks up their sleeve for working with difficult situations. And then I've watched people that just keep on unfolding. Just keep their quality of loving and their quality of wonder and it just keeps on unfolding. And the one thing that I found that accounts for that has nothing to do with the particular practice are the religious or spiritual affiliation. What it has to do with is a quality of wholeheartedness. A kind of heart passion or longing for freedom, longing to really be all that we can be. Sometimes described as aspiration are a liberating intention. And that's been really important to me that it kind of loosens my sense of even though we all most of us get that it's not real wise to say, oh, this path is the path. It really isn't that way. It really has to do with a quality of yearning in the heart. For authentic freedom. The Dalai Lama, each day, he begins his day with a prayer. It's a longer prayer, but just a few, just one line, really. He says, for as long as the earth and sky endure, may I assist all living beings. May I assist until all living beings are awakened. This is a bodhisattva for prayer. The heart yearning to be of benefit. It's a pair of compassion. Whatever the prayer is if there's a conscious remembrance of what matters. There's this sometimes think of it as kind of a virtuous spiral that our longing to be loving or awake brings us into more presence, so there's more loving and wakefulness, which then makes us value at all the more and that longing than allows for more. So there's this kind of spiraling that comes out of intention. It's a complex word intention. I'm going to come back to it a few times. There's many layers usually. The Buddha said that our entire life arises out of the tip of intention. It means that every experience you have, everything that unfolds is coming out of some quality of what is important to you in that moment. There's an urge that creates an energy that manifests. And it can be on any level. The story of a man who wrote to the IRS and he said, I've been unable to sleep knowing that I've cheated on my income tax. I've understated my taxable income and have enclosed a check for a $150. If I still can't sleep, I'll send the rest. So intentioned a lot of different levels. So what we'll do tonight in the session in this reflection together and there's going to be several times I asked you to reflect. Is explore really I sometimes called and I love the language of the compass of the heart. How do we really arrive in this pure aspiration that brings us to freedom? And how do we move from the natural tendency to have egoic intention, which we all do? We all have it. But how do we recognize that and drop deeper into a liberating aspiration? So that's our inquiry. And I like to include one of my favorite poems from Mary Oliver just. The very last couple of lines which have now become very well known. She just tell me what else should I have done doesn't everything die at last and too soon. Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild.

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Desmond Tutu, South Africa's moral conscience, dies at 90

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's moral conscience, dies at 90

"Presidents presidents past past and and present present Haley Haley Desmond Desmond Tutu Tutu as as a a force force for for good good when when he he honored honored the the archbishop archbishop here here in in Washington Washington eleven eleven years years ago ago Barack Barack Obama Obama said said to to two two was was guided guided by by a a simple simple belief belief in in his his words words my my humanity humanity is is bound bound up up in in yours yours and and we we can can only only be be human human together together in in a a statement statement Obama Obama calls calls to to do do a a moral moral compass compass for for him him and and so so many many others others president president Biden Biden says says two two two two was was a a true true servant servant of of god god and and of of the the people people a a man man who who followed followed his his spiritual spiritual calling calling to to create create a a better better freer freer and and more more equal equal world world and and whose whose legacy legacy will will echo echo throughout throughout the the ages ages Sager Sager mag mag on on the the at at the the White White House House

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Every Founding Father Said You Cannot Have Liberty Without Virtue

Mark Levin

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Every Founding Father Said You Cannot Have Liberty Without Virtue

"And this is in my book read discovering americanism I would argue that the three most important books I ever wrote American Marxism liberty and tyranny and rediscovering americanism Rediscovering americanism being the heaviest He explained in his book and I quote liberty in short can not be discussed in the abstract As if it were totally independent of public virtue and the framework of institutions John Adams knowledge that freedom is a delicate plant that even watering it with the blood of martyrs is dubious nutriment Impels them to outline a practical system for liberty under law Liberty must be under law There is no satisfactory alternative The liberty without law endures so long as a lamb among wolves Even the compass of civil laws does not sufficiently hedge liberty about Under cover of the best laws imaginable freedom may still be infringed If virtue is lacking Damn near every founding father said you can not have liberty without virtually Kirk says what sort of government then will stimulate the indispensable private and public virtue comprehended in the golden rule And the answer of course is a constitutional republic that's on

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"compass" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Were times where it was like four to five weeks on glass orders. You have no choice but to wait. We're back with unicef chiweshe goldstein. Earlier in the show she was recalling her unexpected journey from a farm in zimbabwe to the vineyards of oregon where she became the state's first black female winery owner but when the pandemic disrupted the global supply chain the left her wine without bottles. It made me think that you know. Maybe i should try and figure out something solution. I guess that's my personality anytime. I see something i drive by solution to it. Eunice came up with a solution. Why not sell her wine by the keg. If you run a restaurant or a bar you don't necessarily have to pop. Open a bottle every time you can get it kind of like a tap the same tap for your beer but that wasn't unis's only pivot on the retail side partnered with the drop shipper to sell nationally. We went from just being able to only sell in the state of oregon to now being able to drop ship across the us completely opened up our doors. Unicef new ways to reach customers fast. That's the kind of innovation and cave of capital business has observed throughout the pandemic disney's owners day can have all the demand in the world but if they can't package it ship it get it to the customer then. They can't deliver on their experience and brand promise but confessed. Pivots really deliver while you might think that decisions made under pressure might not pan out the innovation and creativity. That business owner showed in the moment have created entirely new pathways to profitability with bulk wine and national sales business. At unis's winery is better than ever. Now she's looking to the future a more inclusive one. How will you make that a reality. We'll find out later in the show. It's all part of capital one businesses spotlight on entrepreneurs who are persevering with courage and innovation. We're back it's two thousand. Twelve and robert has just launched. Urban compass with co-founder oriented on their mission to take the pain out of apartment hunting in new york city. So the idea was. We hired neighborhood specialists. They came from the hospitality industry doorman waiters and they would be agents peed on salary. Knock commission bonus on customer satisfaction and they would only focus in their neighborhood. These specialists weren't real estate professionals. Instead of industry expertise they had neighborhood smarts enthusiasm and breath mints we.

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"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

"Bad things to try to scare people from wanting to move but they had their chance and this has been a model for over one hundred years where brokerage firms had taken the profits from the agents split between the manager. The manager's be injured in the owner and unbalanced that owner put in their pocket and they went on vacation but where they didn't do is. What apple did microsoft did google did. They didn't invested back in research and development to create a better company for their customer the agent. And that's what we're doing and curious because this has to be kind of a cutthroat element to this right like so like a talent agency right. You represent talent. Let's say that star can at any point choose to go work for another talent agency if they make them more attractive offer and presumably that can also happen with agents like you. You have to assume stay one step ahead of other brokerage firms to make sure they don't go after the agents that are aligned with compass because those agents can leave right. They're not a bound to compass. They're independent operators. The average agent that comes to his growing their business nineteen percent in their Their first year because of that we have above average industry retention. That's the that's one of the things that i look at. The most is if if they're staying. That's a good thing it was someone leaves really bad thing and we have to make sure that we're building the tools in offerings and services that help them grow their business so they would never wanna leave guess in twenty eighteen. You had this idea to attack us a license your your software The sierra and things to other agents who were not working for compass and it kind of imploded. What would happen. Yeah and this idea of. Let's license our technology to competing brokerage we announce it in less than a month in there was a complete backlash of our agents. And they didn't want us to give any competing company The technology because they didn't want an agent another company. Say hey work with me. I had the same technology as that agent from compass right and so we shut it down and there's a lot of press at the time. Seen how he failed and it was a failed launch. I never understood that because to me we just tried. Yeah we tried something that didn't work and you try something else in the next month. We tried something called compass two years. We've launched really quickly in less than a month and it turned out to be one of the best things that we've ever done where we front-load the cost of home improvement services like staging and deep cleaning and painting to prepare homes and make them move in ready in. That's been a big success but you can't be the company that can do that without being the company that also has Launched something that isn't successful robber. I loved your book. I love your story but it wouldn't be my job if i didn't make you uncomfortable so i'm going to end but i'm going to read something mean that somebody has said about you and it's not just random versus it's a a broker named david goldsmith. He wrote this last year on a forum called urban days. He said he compared a compass to we were. He said it's like we work. It's backed by billions of vc. Money claims to be a tech company that rather than real estate firm but also like we work. There doesn't really seem to be. Any revolutionary tech involve just seem to be throwing tons of money at acquiring market share. Did you hear that and say just flat out wrong. There's no facility to that or or is there anything in there where you think. Okay you know i can. I can see. I think that twenty years from now if you're not a technology company is unlikely you're going to exist. These agents are going to be here right just be very clear and pupils more now today than they did ten years ago. Who's gonna be the company that helps agents use technology to realize their entrepreneurial potential over the last thirty years every profession has been able to use technology to get better and that's actually what has made it so difficult for brokerage firms thirty years ago all of the workflow. The eaten went through the brokerage firm. The emily's book was on the desk. The client would be in office they would look at off market listings on the wall over last thirty years. The workflow the eight and has come outside of the brokerage firm so now as a half outside and half inside we're building the modern platform. Not either or not just you know is amazon. Bookstore or a technology. Company is uber attacks limousine commissioner technology company. I think these are false economies over the next ten and twenty years. You have to be tough. You have to use software to make everything better overall eight hundred fifty person. Technology team is a. We're we're investing more in technology than the traditional brokerage firm. I wonder i mean twenty. Twenty right was supposed to be a catastrophic year for the real estate industry and it started out that way. You know shut down you can see homes. It turned out that twenty twenty transformed the industry it. All of a sudden completely opened up for tours and people were looking at homes across the country virtually in buying them and there was a real estate craze for how prices just skyrocketed. What was that unexpected. Were you surprised by what happened in two thousand twenty when code hit in early twenty twenty. We closed our offices in early march and over the following weeks. I really thought this could be over. And i told my wife you know. We are legally not allowed to show property in almost every market. We're in and there's no end in sight until we couldn't make any money and business is a business. We can't get any money you can go out of business because we still had those costs you know. We had to go through the really hard work of just trying to survive like the goal. Was we just need to survive. And your we're talking. Just two months later. Activity started picking up and market by market by market. Not in new york city because they will not let you show property in the buildings but in the suburbs people started buying and a faster and faster and faster rate and then over the summer it became the busy summer in the history of real estate cow because everyone wanted more space. Is it going to change real safe forever. I mean do you think that it supercharged certain innovations we we launched during cova did a number of virtual tools like livestream open houses tours where you as a buyer contain your home in the agent would go from property property into a livestream tour so a lot of tools to allow into work virtually and we believe that will continue on the real estate side. I think that we have a permanent shift in the demand curve where people will continue to want more space in more multiple homeownership. The hybrid work environment. Which will continue in space literally more valuable. Because you're going to be using it more whether it's a private office in your home or whether it's a second home where you can work two months out of the year and give your family a better quality of life. Your mom.

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"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

"Gonna work so within about it about a year. It's a little less than a year. I go to the team. And i say this isn't going to work as nfl as the same thing from so many times before where you're going home every night and i'm just saying this isn't going to work. This isn't gonna work the same feeling. I had goldman this feeling. I had it mccain's like this is all gonna not work what we're gonna do and by the way. How did you know it wasn't working 'cause 'cause the money wasn't coming in as we weren't gonna be profitable so early but how did you know that it wasn't going to work. What gave you that. That sense was an intuition or was it real hard data. We were giving the landlords guarantees in rent to get exclusive listings. Right and we said is if the we can't rent your property within thirty days will pay the rent. We're so confident we're gonna be able to rent it. And so we're going to bob and beyond for the landlords and then for the renter's moore charging half off and even giving such extraordinary offerings on both the landlord side and on the renter side renters. Were not happy when you really looked at the feedback and you look at the comments and the emails you can see. There is too much frustration away. I knew that it wasn't working as i was listening to the customer. And the most consistent feedback is it was more complex and it took more work on their part than would have otherwise so once. You started to come to that realization. How did you. I mean we did other people in the team. Grammy had hired all these people and you had a management team and two. They agree with you. I tell everyone that this isn't working. And they they didn't agree with me. They were saying things like. Hey don't give up on the vision. We we could transform. The industry and i was never motivated to transform the industry. I want to make things better. I didn't wanna innovate and disrupt just for disruption sake. Yeah and they were very unhappy with me. One morning aury was invited to a breakfast by one of the senior members of the team. He goes to breakfast and everyone is there on the senior team except me and they basically tell him that. They want to fire me. An oriental later on. He takes a walk and he tells me what happens when you said hey. Let's think about this. Throughout the day. Dinner tonight i go home to my wife. I tell her. I think it's all over. They don't want me at the company anymore. And you know we talked for about an hour and individuals tells me like bounce back. Tell ori why you have conviction in this new strategy and the new strategy was building for regular agents that are experience and know what they're doing in some. We have dinner that night. And i make the case. He says we're always going to be able to hire really talented people from outside the industry a great business people great engineers and we were able to raise raise a good amount of money. Can we can just use those resources to help. Agents be more successful won't be successful. I said yeah absolutely. We can just make agents more. Money will make more money and ever since we just hired a bunch of traditional agents and ask them what they wanted to help them grow their business realized their entrepreneurial potential and that allowed us to be more successful by making them more successful. All right see you like your idea. Was this original. Vision isn't working We've got to go to the traditional model of a real estate brokerage so basically where the agents will would be paid commission. Exactly i. i came to the conclusion that real estate agents are central to the transaction and realizations are not going away. They're two million of them in the country and that there is no great company. That's working for them to help them. Realize more success in it was a really large industry with one hundred billion dollars of revenue that edens produce every year where the incumbents the brokerage firms aren't investing in research and development to get better into just felt like there the customer. the agent is the most under served customer out there. A kind of disown. The lane in the opportunity to build for this huge customer base. Then no one else was building for. But how did the head of the neighborhood specialists that you'd hired. How do they respond. They like okay. I'll i'm i'm happy to pivot or did did you have like a mass exodus of people. Leaving over a third of the team left. It was really hard. People wanted to change the world. And i was telling them. Let's not reinvent the wheel which is make the wheel better and that. Yeah that didn't align with a lot of people's dreams was personally hurtful. I don't take anything personally. I like that no. You weren't her. I would be devastated by that. I people would know people. They had a vision. I think for me and a lot of empathy for their position. No yeah and i and these were friends. I love some of these people to this day. I don't take any of that personally. So at this point when you this is an an twenty fourteen. Were you still focused on the rental market or did you start to you. Also saying well. Let's focus on selling homes. Let's have these agents also represent sellers and buyers so we started by trying to hire rental agent and i said We have all these engineers. We can build any technology that you want. come here. And let's build this Will build the future real estate together. And they basically told me in their knows what they wanted and so whenever someone rejected us they would tell us why and that was what we what i knew. We had to do to get to yes next time. So one way or people saying the biggest no at the time was there's no top edens there and you need to have a top agent or else y- your firm will never have credibility and then asked all the agents that i had told me. No gimmie three names of top. Edens that you respect. The most there was only one person that every agent said that they are on the top three most respected agents and it was a guy named leonard steinberg. Leonard was the number one agent new york the prior year having sold.

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"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

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"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on How I Built This

"I'm ghairat today. Show how robert rifkin wrote a business plan just to get a job. Didn't get the job. Turn the business plan to compass a real estate company worth around six billion dollars. Two thousand twenty was supposed to be a disastrous year for real estate in the united states instead the value of us housing market increased by two and a half trillion dollars last year. That is the biggest single year gain since two thousand five and despite all the fears about housing collapse during a pandemic crisis the overall housing market in the us is now worth over thirty six trillion dollars trillion with a t which couldn't have come at a better time for the real estate broker compass. The company is one of the fastest growing players in the real estate business in the us. It was founded less than a decade ago. But it's already one of the biggest real estate brokerage firms. in america. In the spring of twenty twenty one compass became a publicly traded company turning its co-founders ori- alone and robert rifkin into multimillionaires overnight. Each of them owns about six percent of the company. A company now valued at around six billion dollars and the decision to start. Compass wasn't inspired by roberts passion for real estate. In fact he knew very little about the industry but as he considered ideas for a business that wasn't dominated by google or amazon or apple or facebook he realized there were two options healthcare or real estate so robert chose the ladder. And as you will hear. The initial launch of compass was kind of a disaster. A disaster that would push robert ory to make a nature habit. But before any of that when robert was growing up he was by his own account a pretty mediocre student. He didn't always feel like he belong in part because of his background. Robert is both black and jewish so he felt a little like an outsider in both communities for robert did have was skill much more important than the ability to get good grades. He learned to feel comfortable feeling uncomfortable and that helped him develop incredible people skills. He meticulously save business cards. You'd follow up with people. He met and actively seek out mentors. Robert grew up in berkeley california. His mom ruth was born in israel and emigrated to the us when she was a young girl. She moved to new york when she was seven in raised by Very strict parents. She was the kind of person whose parents would not let her. Leave the block and you went to a very religious school named ramaz. She ended up going to nyu and marrying a guy named jean. He was a drummer. He was a drummer in a band. He was a drummer. They both went to nyu together and all he did was play music. My grandfather wanted gene to be an accountant but he didn't do that. And so they ended up moving to berkeley california and on the way to berkeley. They actually went to woodstock and at time they were the real hippies. The kind of people that didn't wear shoes when they were walking on the street. There's a place in berkeley called telegraph where they would sell beads in necklaces. And so they they were really big commune's of people and they're just figuring it out. Say your mom really rebelled against her upbringing. She went to this super religious orthodox. Jewish school and parents were really strict and she sounds like she just kind of rejected it. I think it's interesting. My my mom is very entrepreneurial. Believes that she can do whatever she wants. That when people say no she can say yes. I could figure it out. I think those qualities of a girl at that time from my grandfather's perspective were bad qualities. He wanted her to be the quiet girl that sits in the corner. You actually took your your last name from gene from jean rifkin. Though he wasn't actually your dad. He's your mom's first husband How how long her marriage to him. Last their marriage didn't last long and their friends to this day. Gene rifkin is my grandfather. And i by the way i love that. My last name is redken. And it's neither my mom's maiden name or my father's last name in it's a reflection that i can create my own future. I can build my own identity so after her. Your mom's relationship with with gene ended She met your dad. What story about how they met so they met at a bar and my father african american good looking guy jazz player and construction worker on trees in great shape. He sits next to her and they start talking and then he says what's your birthday and she says July twenty six and exactly. My birthday is july twenty six and she says her year he says on my birthday the same year and of course. She doesn't believe him at all and she says let me see your license and they ended up having the exact same birthday so in a way that was destined they went dated on and off for a few years and i was not born on purpose. I was not intentional. But we had me and was was the initial idea to make it work for for your mom to be serve life partner with with your dad was at her intention. My mom loved my dad. And i think my dad loved my mom but he already had two other children to other half brothers that i don't know the other issue was.

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"compass" Discussed on Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

"In that desired magnetic heading thoughts accounting for is deviation now what is deviation deviation is what makes a compass not point toward magnetic north due to interference. what kind of interference could be the the gigantic piece of metal in front of where that compasses located. That's called the engine. It could be from electronic signals from signals from the electronic equipment in the airplane. It could be from a bunch of different things that would cause the magnetic compass to skew from pointing directly to magnetic north. So that's the way you use the magnetic compass if you need to use it you look at the compass correction card and if you wanna go north you look at the compass correction card and it tells you what heading to fly on the magnetic compass if you wanna go north now. The magnetic compass is really neat except there are some errors associated with it. The only time you're going to really be getting an accurate reading from the magnetic compass is if you are basically wings level on accelerated flight. But most of the time you're not wings level on accelerated flight or a lot of the time. I should say many times. You're turning many times. You're accelerating and so. I wanna talk about those turning errors. I is the northerly turning air. When you're turning toward a heading of north the compass lags it lags by some amount based on your latitude. So after turning throw heading of north. Or let's say you're turning to a heading of north. Your compasses gonna lag you that magnetic. Compasses not going to indicate north as your turney to a heading of north and when you get to north it's still going to be behind you. How much is he going to be behind you. Well it's whatever your latitude is so let's say you're at forty degrees north. It would be half your latitude. Plus fifteen so forty degrees. North half of that is twenty. Plus fifteen is thirty five. You would lead by thirty five degrees so if you.

"compass" Discussed on Other People's Shoes

Other People's Shoes

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on Other People's Shoes

"You saying that right. Yeah yeah exactly. yeah no. it's. It's definitely what i am You know expressing you know obviously in my own words and you know from what you were sharing just now and i really say i would really say these two cents. They shuttering are incredibly beautiful. And what really came to mind from me. Is this idea of being present. This idea of being one hundred percent in the moment because winter in the present moment. And you're actually seeing someone and not being so caught up in your own way of thinking in your judgment and your story. You can actually see the person it's kind of like when the that mir is being dirty and you're just kind of brushing it off your cleaning you know and now you're able to see the person properly as they are not putting your mind is telling me assume amazing so last question and then i wanna play a game with you. You're good with games. I hope let's do it your last question for you so all the places that you've traveled. I know you've been a great world that we live in you talk about your in germany. Now you've been in all these places like what was the the number one place that you were in and maybe why that was your favorite. I would say hands down. It was india because india is just so different from any other country and it was exactly that adi of it being so different. That had such an incredible impact on my life and No just talking about Puts big smile on my face and just makes me happy because it had such a profound change in my life. I to love the people of india i have actually gotten interact with the gentlemen from india kind of reach out to be on. I'm like hey you wanna be on my show. And i had no idea this guy was he just. Dmz me and was like. Hey let's do it right now. And i'm like oh okay. It's like seven in the morning here. I mean i have no idea what time it is in. India had to google it really quick. I was late there. I think it was even like the following day. Or i don't know how that works but to love the people of india in fact outside the united states india is my number one country far as downloads. So i've always loved india so that's cool. So what about india made again. You've you've been all over. What about india was so good for you. In that respect i would say it's just because the culture is so different you know. I think it's exactly that part. I mean i grew up in western country. Lived a a western life right and coming over there and seeing kind of what looks in the first glance. Chaos there is a sense of organization in that chaos. And i would say from me. What india is. It is the deepest and most authentic expression of what life to me really is so sounds a bit. Maybe very packed up right now. But that's kind of the way i view india nice. I think that's great again. I just i would love to go there one day. In fact i had a guy on a while back that was talking about india. And he's been there fifty some odd times and it's just insane to think about but Yeah so i know in berlin. There's this there's this amazing stadium I know you're maybe a huge sports fan from the sound of it but but maybe you are. I don't know maybe you're like the next palay of soccer. Who knows. I don't know but but what i'm wondering about is they have the olympic stadium still in berlin right. This is still there. I assume so i mean i love sports but i'm not a big soccer fan. Well that's good. Because i don't know anything about soccer so we're in good company but in that stadium. According to google the olympic stadium seats. Seventy four thousand four hundred seventy five people. That's a lot of people right right so. Imagine just for a second hand you the microphone. We've got people from all walks of life. We got young. We got old. We got all kinds of people and you. Alex microphone and i say alex. This is your moment. This is your time in the sun with the spotlight is yours. The stages yours. What would you say to the people in this group again. They're they're from all walks of life. So what would you say to them. Just in this moment for you and then we'll play our game. No no pressure on the spot at all but again you know this is your so okay. I would put them in a situation where they'd have to close your eyes and they would have to imagine moments as if today was they're very last day they're very last day of life. How would they be living. You know how would they be showing up you know. What would their relationship be to themselves but as well all those things got so caught up in their lives. Would they still matter. How would they be showing up in their relationships. How would they be showing their loved ones and the people that they really care about. What is one thing that they maybe want to do a dead. They're going to do that. They've always been afraid of doing and just decide to do that. When thing i think if you really put yourself into that mindset and start living life like that every single day you will have a beautiful life. Wow yeah that's really good one. No this really awesome. So so here's my question. And then like i said we're gonna play a game but but if someone is hearing you right now right and they're really resonating with you in their early like man. I don't know how neil keeps finding these. These amazing people with wisdom you know and truth and bombs and you know and and all this perspective like i love what he's saying like how can someone get in connection with you and and how can they reach out to you and say man ox. I really want to know more about what you're talking about. What you're saying again that that stuck moment and now that not stuck moment anymore. How can they connect with you So for me. So for the moment The best two platforms to contact me are on alex leeman and as well on instagram on alex dot c. that leeman And currently working on a website. So we'll have that up and running in a few months time But those are kind of the best platforms for the month. Awesome so guys. Go do that if you're interested in knowing more about arts and what he's doing and again you're you just been so awesome today so It really is so cool right. This university of north carolina thing. It's only it's really bad around here to play. This game called senseless now alex. I'm putting you on the spot being a former paramedic medical guy that you've been. I'm thinking somewhere along the journey. They talk about the sentence of life right. The the senses of the human body right. I hope vice senses good so we have. Five cents is right okay. I was really hoping you knew that we had five cents. So that's not the game. Here is the game involving that so he played this game called senseless involving the five cents. Assam to roll. This is the cup there is a die in there and you can see that. So i'm gonna roll based numbers you get to asked this question to hear ago so number two and you can see that. I hope that is actually to even though it's backwards okay. Good number to. Somebody accused me of cheating wild back so i'm like my own game first off so let's stop doing that. Stop sending me tweets about me cheating at my own game all right so here is the question for you. Who is touching your life right now. Who who.

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"compass" Discussed on HASHR8

HASHR8

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on HASHR8

"Jack mahler's and bitcoin each and salvador and literally unlocking of a mocking financial freedom for an entire country. How how can bitcoin mining How do we support things. A of that nature to be make social societal changes as a part of the bitcoin network. That a little bit more difficult for us to do than you with a with a super cool app that allows you to send money all over the world instantly for free effectively free And i don't have answers on that yet. Like i said something i've been It's been heavy on my heavy on my heart. Especially just seeing how he was in that announcement in it certainly affected me in my thinking about rather than just going and setting up as many sites as we can which certainly we want to do because it strengthens the bitcoin network reduce the going nearly impossible concept of double spend and fifty one percent attacks those sorts of things. How can we give better do a better job of giving back to society as a whole as well as certainly the local communities that were setting up shop in There's a one of our sites There's a local diner. That's become i there. When i'm there on site i'll eat there for breakfast every single morning. Just the unbelievable conversations you have with folks In in rural communities and really everywhere. And how can we make a difference in people's lives and they said. I wish i had answers right now. But stuffing something that i've been thinking about it will continue to do so and grasping for ways to a grasping looking for ways to to really just make society Better place yeah i. I can relate on two fronts. one not necessarily having any great answers. But i think it's a super important question to keep front of mind and also i can relate to To sort of the orange of jack announcement and his presentation and all of that. It's it's sort of always dangerous. Put people on pedestals. But i mean just the work he's done and the things he's accomplished with not just him but like dozens of people including him. Down there in el salvador is very very inspirational and thinking through any potential as that sort of the bitcoin mining industry given it sort of unique operational dynamics in maybe mirror some of that in in some ways. A super valuable mike. This conversation has been superfund for me. super informative. I'm sure for our listeners. And i really appreciate your time your knowledge and on the shuttle chaffeur about thank you absolutely great to be here. Thanks for Anytime anytime that's a wrap russ at. The compass podcast. I hope you enjoyed the show. If you did lee subscribe and consider leaving us a five star review on your preferred listening platform. Thanks again everyone. The thoughts and opinions expressed by the hosts and guests on the compass. Podcast are their own and do not represent the opinions of compass mining inc. None of this content should be considered financial advice..

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"compass" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network

The Real Agenda Network

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network

"Slavia and it actually turned out that they had predicted the way that yugoslavia break-up chambal what they said was the largest countries at stable but countries like germany have affected nation a mole staple the most interesting moments. They predicted equity uk. Remember this as early ninety. S scotland went on the united. But the rest of england was divided not into the regions that we used to but in the slightly lower. This may sound ridiculous. But i think that will come a point when the north has the kind of devastation. That wales company has an account point where the southwest is in a similar situation. I love this last these things separately in the same of berlin. Become the moment a. That's a we need to get to. We need to get away with. We mustn't forget it's only one hundred years since we were the center. This largest empire in this mentality is still that we're like just off the developments with the biggest in the world and it takes some getting out of your head. The everything has to be one from the center by students he to oxford university and we will send out after them with a high conviction cepal congress or next question coming from jess. Okay thank you. Give an example finland and you ve in tokyo on the level of corporation. What you think is going to happen with the labor party. If they get in the next election dislike to be yes a fake site. The third largest party in business was use national party last time. Third largest party was nationalist. Party i think was the nineteen eighteen election where she was the third largest party. Label almost certainly have to work with the snp. It's is increasingly difficult for life. At the say they count given how popular nicklaus between scotland despite the fact that then explain justice Just quietly but clearly personally cares about everybody. From scotland outlying jokes he does so that is the most important alliance as labor. That will have to happen. Does not for them taking liberals are certainly greens should be on board i. It's infuriated. we my whole life and it's being the story the politics of not just my life but my mother who's involved in life party and my grandfather always the split nine hundred thousand nine hundred thirties. Always this split on the progressive side of politics meaning that the conservatives rain for the majority of time meaning that the country has dropped and jobs and dropped down the rankings. It's a utah. The political party the conservatives most interested in britain being number one in taking back control it make england great again are the potty most responsible for moving down the table in europe side fought towards the bottom of that table in many many ways so alliance is absolutely necessary can be grown up enough. Now that the policies they should stop attending and a half beforehand as well. You know that doesn't that kind of languages marinated any anymore. There's no need for them to say and certainly treating people traitors if they if they advocate a progressive politics. Different parties in investors childish has to end the in on these dominion. I can be as tribe as the best of a modest bolt up in light of family to distrust liberals even more than conservatives might say should list..

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"compass" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network

The Real Agenda Network

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"compass" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network

"But i don't think necessarily a bad thing if we would see that transition which could happen. Even within the four years laughlin her standing necessarily afterwards most used to come back on the nine possible isu- we all pragmatic people compost. But i guess my worry is another of a kind of a whether it's a failure or just another progressive leadership. It doesn't live that just kind of so. So the sees of a trump or trump figures. Come back again. That's the real lowest tonight yet. That stuff's In a way the pandemic may be an advantage. The great depression gave roosevelt. The reason for doing the new zealand unsold radical politics The pandemic makes different things necessarily and it may well be wools. Traditionally have been away. We've seen at quality-wise dramatically things actually get better in the aftermath of the war. This is an interesting to able that. We've had since nineteen forty five certainly in terms of government spending in the situation that may well false the democrats and a senate based at least i do no control to do things which are actually progressive. Not be possible to do it. Otherwise because of whiteside so people will go so hungry in the united states unemployment will rise so high because way the middle of a global recession. We will go into globalisation session even before the pandemic began. We'll have to keep any demand artificially high now various schemes which are keeping people in jobs which wanted to exist. In a year's time from now i guess what we welcome the content of the review of the of the reliance on the state. I guess you won't stay. Shown by trump and certain of conservatives is the government's kind use the power site in the invested at the site and still be might wait. It has today. I mean they can do that as much as a left wing. Government could invest. You know so. Does that mean. The end of condom trumpism optimism. In idaho black conservatism annihilate. We made a mistake and thinking to ever went to way. There will always be an attraction to some people for thought tabby in fava favorites. Who you can just leave it to them and they say what you would like to say in public but you can't. That is always that you could see the most equal societies in scandinavia nordic countries. A small group of population will vote for people like that. The problem comes when a large amounts of the middle class and this is what happened in america. Middle class who voted for trump particularly white men and the bitterness. The middle class devoted brexit. Have this endless argument with people about this in the sound for mainland i liked boase johnson when you'll middle-class in numbers goes for right wing populist that things become very dangerous but to be optimistic about this across europe in last few years we have seen the fog lights. Fool the most spectacularly in greece. We've goten dorm being imprisoned but the second most spectacular thing was sought to put it this way. This is one of the ways the country which had by far the largest number of ami. Ps who was a of the european people's party. The conservative party view has left the eu. A not is us so the biggest drop in far emmy peas in and you cut thanks to us. Leaving the eu. I'm very very sad left. Eu but people always report the firewall white wising. They never reported for a report. Victory and you mentioned the bay. Were already in know. The united campaigner against brexit via the change of administration. America's gonna kind of nothingness intersects on the nature and type of brexit. That we're not gonna be surprised if it didn't have an affect traffic..

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