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"damascus" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"When you're making hardened steel, it has to have a certain carbon content and then you have to quench it, which means you heat you cool it down very, very quickly. This is like when you always feel like they dunk the steel and the water and it steams. Not just a cool effect. Yeah, but the thing is you would never do that. You wouldn't quench it in water because that's a good thing. It seems too Hollywood. It's a good way to destroy the steel because it would create a lot of cracks into it. It'd make it really hard. Like it's super fast way to cool it down. I remember in Conan the barbarian they crunched it in snow. That would destroy this deal. So look cool though. It looks cool. So typically you quench in oil that's at a certain temperature, so it cools down just the right amount, but not so much that it gets, because the harder it gets, the more brittle it gets, when you quench in water, it makes it brittle and you run the risk of it cracking and breaking. Not good for a sword. Not that you can't ever do it. It's just like wouldn't be standard procedure for making for making weapons. Modern Damascus, you take modern steels, but with different alloys, usually different amounts of nickel, so they look a little bit different and then you fold them together and acid etch them so that you could see the different layers of steel and it's basically for aesthetics because it looks beautiful. But you can use these techniques in order to give different parts of the sword make like you want the spine to be strong but not hard and you want the edge to be hard so we can hold an edge. So that way you might want different parts of your tool or weapon or whatever to have different types of steel and you could use Damascus as a technique for that or you could just use you could just layer the steel. You don't have to do like a specifically a Damascus pattern. Now there's one other type of steel that often gets thrown into the mix and that's Japanese steel because they famously would fold their steel over and over and over again a million folds. You keep doubling the number of folds every time you fold it. And the reason for that was to work out the impurities because the impurities are weak spots and you could have one little grain of impurity and a sword and that's where it breaks. And of course that's a disaster if you're fighting with that sort. So having like really working out all the impurities is critical. But here's the thing, modern steel, modern industrial steel blows away every type of older steel. Any ancient steel, whether it's Damascus or Japanese steel or whatever, modern steel just blows it away. And for because we have it down to a science because the steel that we make today has virtually no impurities in it, right? And so all the shit that you do to get rid of the impurities, it's done. If you buy a chunk of modern industrial seal, there's no impurities in there. And then also we have the alloying technology down, not that we're not still making discoveries, but there are like thousands of types of steel based upon different alloys. The we can get consistent to the decimal point amount of carbon in it, which is critical, and also when they heat and cool it to they're doing it too specific temperatures. If you look at like, you know, instructions of how to make Damascus deal with it. He did until it glows with the light of the setting sun, right? That was their technology. At the time. Now we just use temperature guns and we heat it to a specific temperature of a degree. Yeah, it's dialed in with this many nanometers. Yeah, it's dialed into a significant degree, just again, it just much better than any older technology. This idea that the ancients are making better steel than they are today is just not true. Old stuff sucks. That's right. You tell me through trial and error in a lot of work. They made really good steel, but again, it's just nothing compared to what we can do today. Actually understanding the science of alloying and carbon and getting the impurities out, et cetera. It's just much more scientific, much more powerful. So at the end of the long explanation, at the end of the day, the answer is modern scales are better. Very long. Much better. Okay. Everyone, let's go on with science or fiction. It's time for science or fiction. Each week I come up with three science news items or facts too real in one fake and I challenge my panel of skeptics to tell me which one is the fake. Just three regular news items this week. You guys ready? 20 7 parts. All right, here we go. Item number one, recent research demonstrates that with as few as three genetic changes, human hemoglobin can be made to function similarly to crocodilian hemoglobin, allowing for extended periods on a single breath of air. I, number two, researchers have developed artificial bio realistic nerve cells capable of communicating using ions and stimulating living nerves. And I number three an international team of scientists have found that there are millions of abandoned mines worldwide that can be converted into grid storage units with as much as 70 terawatt hours of storage, about one day of world energies. Evan go first. Oh, okay, I'm honored. First of all, thank you very much. Sure. I don't know. All right. Number one, as few as three genetic changes. Human hemoglobin can be made to function similarly to crocodilian hemoglobin. Allowing for extended periods on a single breath of air. The region of changes in boom you. Human hemoglobin turns into crocodile hemoglobin. Can it be that few? Maybe. Sounds remarkable, but. You know, right? Well, we've learned about how close we are to chimps and, you know, just like a couple of things that small things that just differentiate us, but and I know a crackdown seems like, you know, no way, not even close to human, but I don't know. I think more and more were surprised that just how connected we are not built that dissimilarly to things that appear to be dissimilar. So I think that one's plausible. The next one about artificial bio realistic nerve cells, capable of communicating using ions. Okay. And stimulating living nerves. So maybe that's the key there. It's probably too simplistic to say, well, it's just signaling why couldn't that be the case? There's something in there about that artificial over two living nerves. What did specifically mean by bio realistic? I mean, there's a I will give you a technical definition, but you'll have to go with it for now. And then the last one where a team of scientists found that there are millions of abandoned mines worldwide. There's millions of those things. That in itself is. Yeah, right? Kind of amazing, I think. But you can convert them into grid storage units, but they just house
"damascus" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"If we're laughing and we're having fun and we're discussing it, that we figure, you know, the audience will kind of do the same thing. Yeah. Thanks, Jay. We're going to do one email this week, and this email is part of the reason why I wanted to answer this question is because it has a lot of overlap with the Roman concrete news item. Some common themes are this email comes from John Mullen from north Ireland, and he writes, I have listened to every episode huge fan, I have never heard you guys talk about the Damascus steel debate. This comes up frequently when people on YouTube or in blacksmithing TV shows make steel, cut and fold it into ornate patterns. It is referred to as Damascus steel, then the nerds come out of the woodwork. Actually, the technique to making true Damascus steel has been lost to time and modern attempts are nowhere near as strong. From a material science standpoint, is there any truth to the claim that ancient Damascus is a better material for a sword making than modern Damascus. It seems almost a given that with modern metallurgy, knowledge equipment and techniques that we can make a better steel and still have a signature pattern visible after polishing, what do you guys think? Thanks for the great show. PSI wheezed when I heard avatar described as dances with Smurfs. All right, so there's a lot to unpack here. I'm going to try to make this as efficient as I can. So Damascus steel is actually two kinds of Damascus steel. There in both are have been around for a very long time. The I guess the original Damascus steel, meaning the older one. Is a type of steel that has the surface looks almost like flowing water, right? Because it has a kind of a pattern on the surface of the steel. That makes it look like it's flowing. So this was produced from about 600 AD to about 17 50 AD. And it was stronger better quality, better for weapons than any other steel at the time. So I think that's what most people think of when they think of ancient Damascus steel. Modern Damascus steel is more accurately referred to referred to as forged Damascus, but people just call it Damascus for shorthand. And what that is is when you take two different types of steel and you forge weld them together, and you fold them over and you do that multiple times. And it creates a very similar looking pattern, this wavy water like pattern in the steel. It's actually very pretty. And then so you can compare ancient Damascus to forge Damascus to just modern mono steel. And it's just one steel, not multiple steels forged together, which one would have the better quality, be better for sword making. There's also the question there of was the knowledge to make the ancient Damascus steel lost to modern times, and the answer to that is, well, yes and no. For a while, because the people who are making the Damascus steel, it was kind of a trade secret or it wasn't widely like the knowledge of exactly what to do was not widely available. And it was similar to the concrete. I don't know that the people who were making it actually knew what was happening. I like a molecular level. So they might not, all they knew is if we do this specific thing, we get the results that we want, but they didn't necessarily know why and therefore it was hard to export. Does that make sense? So let me get into why the ancient Damascus deal was so good. So first of all, it's derived from a specific source of steel from India, called what's WO tz, which steel, or boots, whatever. And so you had to use that as your source of steel. It would come in ingots, and then you would, they had to go through a process where they heat it to a specific temperature. They had to heat it with other material in order to like a source of carbon to get the carbon content very high. They would heat it for a long time, which would work out a lot of the impurities. So it had several characteristics that made the steel very high quality. It was, had it was high carbon steel, it was low impurity, and it was using the specific stock of steel that maybe had certain alloys in it, you know, that was responsible for the quality of the steel. So this was the thing that really wasn't known after basically they said, after guns were around, like the sword making industry was not as robust and then the exact knowledge of the technique was lost. But in the 1990s, researchers basically figured out how to make Damascus steel. Basically to add what I said what they discovered was that the wood steel has a very small amount of vanadium in it, and vanadium is known as a good alloy of steel, which makes it very strong. What they didn't realize that even a tiny amount they .02% alloy allows for a certain crystal structure in the steel that gives it that wavy pattern and also causes like an interlocking of the crystals of the carbon and iron that give it its not only its hardness, but its strength. It allows it to be very malleable, but also hold an edge very well. And be very, very strong. So they basically reverse engineered ancient Damascus steel. And what's interesting because as with the concrete, it's that tiny impurity in the steel that turned out to be a critical ingredient. That's why you needed to source from that particular source of iron because it had that small amount of vanadium in it. It turns out to be a critical alloy. And then probably just through trial and error, they figured it out, we have to heat it to this much for this period of time, and the heating process is critical to making steel, like to the property resulting property of steels. How high you heat it for how long and how quickly you cool it down. When you're making hardened steel, it has to have a certain carbon content and then you have to quench it, which means you heat you cool it down very, very quickly.
"damascus" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"5 in <Speech_Male> that Belmont victory. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> In August, Damascus <Speech_Male> would dazzle <Speech_Male> a crowd of 28,000 <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> second largest in the <Speech_Male> history of Saratoga <Speech_Male> race course by <Speech_Male> winning the traverse <Speech_Male> stakes by a record <Speech_Male> margin of <Speech_Music_Male> 22 lengths. <Speech_Male> One member <Speech_Music_Male> of the press called it <Speech_Male> the most electrifying <Speech_Male> performance in <Speech_Male> thoroughbred racing <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> since manda war's <Speech_Male> victory in the <Speech_Music_Male> Belmont. <Speech_Music_Male> As summer <Speech_Music_Male> transitioned into fall <Speech_Male> most everyone <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> agreed that Damascus <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> had done more <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> than enough to secure <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> honors as champion <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> three year old male. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> best performance was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> yet to come. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> On September <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 30th, 1967, <Speech_Music_Male> aqueduct <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> racetrack played <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> host to the Woodward <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> stakes at a mile and a quarter for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> three year olds and up, <Speech_Male> drawing a crowd <Speech_Male> of 55,000 <Speech_Male> spectators. <Speech_Male> The race would <Speech_Male> be called the showdown <Speech_Male> that fans had been waiting <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> for. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> The 6 horse lineup <Speech_Music_Male> would include not only <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> but also reigning <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> horse of the year buck passer, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> as well <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> as rapidly improving <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colt, doctor <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> fager. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus was <Speech_Music_Male> described by one <Speech_Music_Male> observer that day as <Speech_Music_Male> a handsome reddish <Speech_Music_Male> bay. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Medium sized and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> powerfully muscled. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He was said to <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> move with exceptional <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> agility and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> grace. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus was the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> 9 to 5 co <Speech_Male> second choice. <Speech_Male> His fellow three year old <Speech_Male> doctor fager was <Speech_Male> also 9 to 5. <Speech_Music_Male> Buck <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> passer, age <Speech_Male> four, was the 8 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to 5 favorite. <Speech_Music_Male> Despite <Speech_Male> trailing by a <Speech_Male> dozen lengths entering <Speech_Male> the far turn, <Speech_Male> Damascus circled <Speech_Male> the field and <Speech_Male> drew clear to <Speech_Male> win that afternoon <Speech_Male> by a ten length <Speech_Music_Male> margin. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Buck pastor was second, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> while doctor <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> fager finished third. <Speech_Music_Male> The <Speech_Music_Male> depth of talent <Speech_Male> and the dominating <Speech_Male> performance by Damascus <Speech_Male> left many <Speech_Music_Male> calling, the 1967 <Speech_Music_Male> Woodward, <Speech_Music_Male> the greatest <Speech_Music_Male> race of all time. <Speech_Music_Male> And there are <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> some who still call <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> it such to this day. <Speech_Music_Male> Retiring <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> at the end of the following <Speech_Male> season on November <Speech_Male> 1st, 1968, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Damascus was syndicated <Speech_Male> for $80,000 <Speech_Male> per <Speech_Male> share and went <Speech_Male> to study at cleburne <Speech_Male> farm in Paris, Kentucky. <Speech_Music_Male> He <Speech_Music_Male> would sire 71 <Speech_Music_Male> stakes winners, <Speech_Music_Male> and he eventually <Speech_Music_Male> became the broodmare <Speech_Music_Male> sire of 112 <Speech_Music_Male> stakes <Speech_Music_Male> winners. <Speech_Music_Male> Inducted into racing's <Speech_Music_Male> Hall of Fame in <Speech_Music_Male> 1974, <Speech_Music_Male> Damascus <Speech_Music_Male> died in August <Speech_Music_Male> of 1995 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> at the age of 31. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> It was said <Speech_Male> that Damascus had <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> all the qualifications <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to be a great one. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He had breeding <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> speed, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the ability <Speech_Music_Male> to run on the pace <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> or come from behind <Speech_Music_Male> and could run <Speech_Music_Male> on any kind of <Speech_Music_Male> track. <Speech_Music_Male> His trainer said <Speech_Music_Male> Damascus had nearly <Speech_Music_Male> perfect confirmation, <Speech_Music_Male> was <Speech_Music_Male> always sound <Speech_Music_Male> and had no bad habits. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> As one race fan <Speech_Male> said in a letter <Speech_Music_Male> to the editor of an <Speech_Music_Male> industry periodical, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> quote, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> more than just a horse. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> everything good <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> about racing. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> A symbol of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the essence of our <Speech_Music_Male> sport. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Please join me again <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> next week when I take <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> another stroll through <Speech_Music_Male> racing history, <Speech_Music_Male> presented by keenland. <Speech_Music_Male> For <Speech_Music_Male> HR RN, <Speech_Music_Male> I'm <SpeakerChange> Kurt Becker. <Speech_Music_Male>
"damascus" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> bred and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> owned by Edith <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> W Bancroft, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the eldest <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of four daughters of William <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Woodward. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus, in <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> fact, would carry the red <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> dotted white silks <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> belonging to <Speech_Male> Bel Air stud, <Speech_Music_Male> the stable name <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> under which the late mister <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Woodward had <Speech_Male> raised Triple Crown <Speech_Music_Male> winners gallant Fox and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Omaha. <Speech_Music_Male> Trained by Frank <Speech_Music_Male> whiteley junior <Speech_Music_Male> Damascus won <Speech_Music_Male> two of his first three <Speech_Music_Male> starts as a juvenile <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> by a combined <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> margin of <SpeakerChange> 20 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> lengths. His <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stakes debut would <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> come at the end of the season <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in the rims and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> aqueduct, which <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he would win as the two <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to one favorite. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Among the colts <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he beat that day <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was Canadian champion <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> cool reception. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Made <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the winter book favorite <Speech_Music_Male> for the 1967 <Speech_Music_Male> Kentucky Derby <Speech_Music_Male> Damascus <Speech_Male> would win the bay <Speech_Male> shore and the wood <Speech_Male> memorial in the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> spring of his three year old <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> season. He <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> would step onto the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> racetrack at Churchill <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> downs as the post <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> time favorite for the run <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> for the roses <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with jockey Willie <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Shoemaker believing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he had his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> best chance ever <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to win the Triple <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Crown. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But at Churchill <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> downs as the post <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> time favorite for the run <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> for the roses <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with jockey Willie <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Shoemaker believing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he had his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> best chance ever <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to win the Triple <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Crown. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But neither The <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Kentucky Derby nor <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the Triple Crown <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> were meant to be. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> During <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the post parade for the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Derby, Damascus <Speech_Music_Male> became frightened <Speech_Music_Male> when he heard the band <Speech_Male> began playing my old <Speech_Male> Kentucky home. <Speech_Music_Male> Shoemaker later <Speech_Music_Male> said of the cult, <Speech_Music_Male> he was a nervous <Speech_Music_Male> wreck. <Speech_Music_Male> As for the running of <Speech_Male> the race, Damascus <Speech_Male> was carried wide into <Speech_Male> the stretch and he <Speech_Male> had to alter course <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> sharply all dealing <Speech_Male> with traffic in the <Speech_Music_Male> final for long. <Speech_Music_Male> The result, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Damascus finished <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> third in The Kentucky <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Derby behind <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> long shots proud <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> clarion and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> barb's delight. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But Damascus <Speech_Music_Male> quickly <Speech_Male> recovered from the loss <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> winning both the Preakness <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and the Belmont stakes <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to capture the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> final two legs of the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Triple Crown. <Speech_Music_Male> He was the favorite <Speech_Music_Male> at post time in <Speech_Male> both of those races <Speech_Music_Male> with his odds dipping <Speech_Music_Male> to four <Speech_Male> to
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Tuesday morning. I think it weather all the age when it breaks. Let's check in now with rich hunter and the WTO traffic center this one. Pretty quiet rides through the district so far dean right now, if you're traveling on the freeway, both I three 95 and I 6 95, no issues in your way. I two 95 nor D.C. two 95 south looking good. I know issues on south capital street are suitland Parkway New York avenue from northwest to northeast, headed out of town you're looking good there as well. For now, no major issues on the I 95 at the Baltimore Washington Parkway between the two ballets, two 70 north and south free and clear, still with the emergency utility work on ridge road between high corner street and woodfield road up in Damascus, where they alternate traffic one direction at times to work so watch out for a brief delay there as a result, bay bridge, eastbound span closed for overnight work, westbound carries two way traffic, one lane for each direction of travel, delays have been brief, still in good shape on the beltway in Maryland for both prince George's and Montgomery counties. If you're traveling into Virginia, at a local, as you leave the legion bridge and continue down toward the dulles toll road single file left past the works on them between route 7 and I 66 are also down to a single left lane, keep in mind the express lanes do get you by there without delay. But don't forget the X to go west on 66 X of 49 closed as part of that work sound rich hunter W two traffic. Not a bad looking Tuesday and Wednesday, both days low to mid 40s with sunshine Thursdays the day the watch for The Rain making its way in. Could make travel rather difficult. I temperatures in the mid to upper 40s on Thursday, Friday. Highs early upper
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"And weather on the 8s here Steve dresner in the WTO traffic center. In Maryland and Montgomery county, we are dealing with a crash in the Silver Spring area on the eastbound side of university boulevard right near New Hampshire, avenue looks like we may have a lame block, not much as far as delays are concerned. In Damascus, ridge road that's Maryland 27 to south of woodfield road dealing with a crash with traffic currently alternating. Pretty quiet on the beltway throughout Montgomery county in prince George's county, no issues we can find on 95 or two 70. We're in pretty good shape he's found all clearer hitting route 50 from the capitol beltway out to the Chesapeake Bay bridge. We currently have wind warnings in effect at the bay bridge and we have three lanes open westbound two lanes going east bam no vehicle restrictions incidentally over in Virginia were a bit slow on the outer loop of the capitol beltway roadwork set up between the GW Parkway and the dulles toll road, which only a single left wing does sketch if I would delays. Staying in Virginia found 66 above the beltway right lane block four of the road work and in both directions currently on the Prince William Parkway between two 34 business and LucasFilm road, the lanes are blocked. Follow direction as far as the works own instructions, but the lanes are blocked for the ongoing roadwork. Save 15% on all long fence decks, pavers and fences. Financing is available for qualified buyers. You can go to long fence dot com today and schedule your free and home estimate. Steve dresner, WTO traffic. And now to storm team four meteorologist Amelia Draper, low temperatures across the region tonight in the 20s with clear skies and later wins than we had today, but a bit of a breeze out there again tomorrow. So with highs in the low 40s
Day 347 of The Bible in a Year: Paul's Defense Before Agrippa
"We are reading from the actually apostles, chapter 26, ephesians one, two, and three, and proverbs, chapter 29 1821. The acts of the apostles, chapter 26. Paul makes his defense before Agrippa. Agrippa said to Paul, you have permission to speak for yourself, then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense. I think myself fortunate that it is before you, king Agrippa, I am to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews because you are especially familiar with all customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. My manner of life from my youth spent from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem is known by all the Jews. They have known for a long time if they are willing to testify that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a pharisee, and now I stand here on trial for hope in the promise made by God to our fathers to which our 12 tribes hope to attain as they earnestly worship night and day, and for this hope I am accused by Jews O king. Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead? I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth, and I did so in Jerusalem. I not only shut up many of the saints in prison by authority from the chief priests. But when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. And I punished them often in all the synagogues, and tried to make them blaspheme, and enraging fury against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities. Paul tells of his conversion. Thus I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining round me, and those who journeyed with me, and when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language Saul. Saul, why do you persecute me? It hurts you to kick against the goads. And I said, who are you lord? And the lord said, I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose. To appoint you to serve and bear witness to the things in which you have seen me, and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from the people and from the gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. That they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
Day 343 of The Bible in a Year: God Uses Paul's Past
"We're eating act chapter 22 second Corinthian scepters 9, ten and 11, and proverb receptor 29 versus 5 through 7. The acts of the apostles, chapter 22. Brethren and fathers here the defense which I now make before you. And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew language, they were the more quiet, and he said, I am a Jew, born at tarsus and cilicia. But brought up in this city at the feet of gemal. Educated, according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as you all are this day. I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women as the high priest and the whole council of elders bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brethren, and I journeyed to Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished. Paul tells of his conversion. As I made my journey and drew near to Damascus, about noon, a great light from heaven suddenly shown about me. And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, saw why do you persecute me? And I answered, who are you, lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting. Now those who were with me saw the light, but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me, and I said, what shall I do, lord? And the lord said to me, rise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do. And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus. And one ananias, a devout man, according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing by me said to me, brother Saul, receive your sight. And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him. And he said, the God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the just one, and to hear a voice from his mouth. For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name. Paul tells how he was sent to the gentiles. When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance, and saw him saying to me, make haste, and get quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept your testimony about me. And I said, lord, they themselves know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you. And when the blood of Steven, your witness was shed, I also was standing by and approving and keeping the garments of those who killed him. And he said to me, depart, for I will send you far away to the gentiles.
David Limbaugh Shares the Extraordinary Story of Paul
"Some of our newer listeners that are new to the faith, tell us just more broadly about Paul. One of the most extraordinary stories in the entire Bible, someone that you would be considered the least likely to become kind of the first theologian. If you were to kind of rank it and the person that had one of the reasons that I think his testimony is so compelling and his writings are so authentic is because he had no reason to articulate this. Yeah, that's well put. He was the least likely of people to become an advocate for Christ. And he became the fiercest advocate. He was a Hebrew of hebrews. He was an orthodox Jew. He was fiercely defensive against those who would who fell from the faith and the Jewish faith. He was particularly personal personally offended and outraged by his fellow Jews leaving the faith, not even is really just leaving the faith. It's just accepting Christ as the promise for si in the Old Testament. But for accepting Christ in becoming Christians, he was so outraged that he was on a mission to murder them and imprison them. And he was on his way on the Damascus road for the very purpose of bringing Christians to justice. People who had violated the Jewish laws and who become apostate. And so on his way, he was encountered by Christ in a kind of a spiritual way. The Christ blinded him and said, why are you persecuting me, Paul? Now, notice Christ didn't say, why are you persecuting the church? Why are you persecuting me? Meaning Christ is the church. And so that dramatic experience led to Paul's pretty much immediate conversion.
Student Loan Forgiveness Robs People From Solving Their Own Problems
"The idea that taxpayers should finance other taxpayers lifestyle who are perfectly capable of working themselves is not help It's not help folks You are robbing people of the opportunity to figure things out Insert expletive there You know I had a rough time in my life I was very depressed I'm going to go into details who cares but really depressed I mean like black cloud the press that I've talked about it before runs in my family And you know the problem I had is a lot of people wanted to solve my problems and there was no solving my problems because the more people tried to solve my problems the more I complain which led me to complain more because people would try to solve my problems Then I'd go to work one day and the store I was working and there's this guy Anthony working there and he's one of the managers and I'm telling him how depressed I am and how you know I don't really feel like doing this anymore I mean like the big this I mean I probably shouldn't be telling you all this but I don't really care That's whatever You guys deserve the truth And you know what he looked at me and said he said he's like bro I really don't care But if you're not going to be a work on Monday can you just tell me so I can fill your shift That happened on my life that happened I'm telling you that happened And I remember walking back in the store and I'm telling you I've never had a lot of road to Damascus moments of my life but that was one of them I was like oh okay I knew not to complain to him again and I went home and thought about it I was like wow guys right I really should stop widening and just go to work and shut my pie hole and maybe things will get better And they did slowly You're not fixing people's problems by paying off their kids student loans You're not fixing them by giving them food stamps for the rest of their lives You're not fixing them by paying them not to work You're not fixing anything what you're doing is you're stealing an opportunity away from them It's not just that government spending in the welfare state are not good things It's not that they're not good It's that they're evil They're bad things You understand the difference
Syria denies it is holding American journalist Austin Tice
"Syria is denying U.S. accusations it's holding or kidnapped journalist Austin tais or other Americans President Biden made the accusation last week in a statement released by The White House to mark the tenth anniversary of Tyson's abduction The journalist was in Syria covering its lengthy conflict and went missing at a checkpoint in a contested area west of Damascus A video released a month later showed him blindfolded and held by armed men saying oh Jesus He has not been heard from since Biden's remarks were the clearest indication so far that the U.S. is certain ties as being held by the government of president Assad I'm Julie Walker
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Further south on I two 95 passed a suitland Parkway, they have a single lane close as a result of the work zone. I'm rob stallworth WTO traffic. And now we turn to storm team forest chuck bell. What's happening here today, chuck? Gonna be a pretty quiet weather day, fortunately, bright sunshine, hardly even a cloud in the sky at the moment. Sunny skies will lead temperatures above 90° for much of the area today, probably 91 or two in downtown Washington, around 90 for most of the outlying suburbs. We've already had no trouble getting into the 80s. It's 83 now in Arlington and manassas already 81 in Gaithersburg and Damascus, Maryland. So it'll be a hot one today. Rain chances, they are there, but they're slim. Under 20% for today, little better chance the further south you get towards Fredericksburg and southern Maryland. But not a whole lot of hope for a cooling rain shower today. There'll be a little change in the wind direction from a northwest breeze today to a northeast breeze tomorrow that change in wind direction will keep most areas in the mid 80s tomorrow and it should help squash in a little rain chances today down to near no chance for rain on Friday. Into the weekend, south winds are back and that means higher humidity levels and a better chance for some afternoon thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday, weekend high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s across much of the region, and if you're planning to head on down to the beaches from ocean city to Rehoboth this weekend, eastern shore beaches will be in the mid 80s, not a big rain chance, and the ocean water temperature is now finally back above 70°. 72 at the beaches, if you're a base swimmer instead, bay water temperatures are around 80. I'm storm team four, meteorologist chuck Belfort, WTO. Oh, I think it's time to go to the beach. Let's go. All right, thank you, chuck chuck's forecast is brought to you by Dallas glass. For all your glass mirror and shower door needs, visit dulles glass dot com. Love your glass. Ten 51. We have some exciting news. Our family just got bigger. We at Land Rover Alexandria are excited to announce the addition of Jaguar to our already existing Land Rover family, and that's not all. We're also excited to
"damascus" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Some of the crowds there today and also in attendance was at correspondent Yolanda Well I just left the old city a few minutes ago after a long day following around these group of nationalist Israelis tens of thousands of people turned up First of all in the west part of Jerusalem In a really upbeat mood carrying their blue and white flags and their aim is to show their presence in the holy city united as their capital to mark Israel's capture of the east of Jerusalem with its holy sites in the 1967 Middle East war and then that is why they start their procession heading down towards the old city And this year they were allowed to follow the traditional route going in through Damascus Gate it's the main gate into the Muslim quarter of the city as they were heading down to the Western Wall the holiest place where Jews are allowed to pray And of course this is what makes Palestinians so angry It ignores their claims on east Jerusalem and Damascus Gate is somewhere of great symbolic importance to them some with it still feels very Arab and they see this as a glaring provocation So what happened with the policing there There was a huge presence and you could see big groups of police officers all around the city in some cases with their large horses sometimes with dogs as well and their role was really it was clear to protect the marchers and so Palestinians were cleared away from Damascus Gate from large areas of east Jerusalem I spoke to some residents of the old city who were extremely angry about the way they had been treated pushed back into their homes They told me about how they had been forced to close up shops the police officers saying that this was for their own safety but in some shops around the Muslim court near to Damascus Gate you could see that Palestinians got pepper sprayed and journalists too as that happened so that just added to the tension the sense of resentment that there is But then the march did pass off largely without great incident What really angered a lot of Palestinians I should say relating to the police is that apparently the record number of Jewish visitors that were allowed to visit Aldi Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during the day some 2600 were told that's the deeply disputed holy site known as Temple Mount to Jews Israeli police accompanied the Jewish visitors onto the site and the videos that went viral on social media because they show some Jewish visitors were openly praying which is a breach of longtime rules at the site as some waving the Israeli flag as well That is something that is supposed to be stopped by the Israeli police and the Islamic authorities have denounced what happened It's always tempting and really sort of I suppose rather futile to anticipate where this might lead But how far do you get a sense Yolanda I mean we often talk about these holy sites being sources of tension How far do you think that things really are sort of winding up to a new pitch I mean it's important to remember that tensions have been rising here for weeks and there have been these repeated clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during the holy month of Ramadan which overlapped this year with Passover for Jews and there's been a lot of anger among Palestinians about the rising numbers of Jewish visitors being escorted up to the mosque compound We have to remember that last year Jerusalem day was a trigger for what turned out to be a devastating 11 day conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip that left over 250 Palestinians dead in Gaza 13 people were killed in Israel There were lots of threats from Hamas which governs Gaza ahead of this march taking place with Hamas saying that all options were on the table but the signs really were that Hamas did not want to push to another full on conflict with Israel But who knows where this could end Because we're still seeing skirmishes around east Jerusalem tonight in the regular flash points in the occupied West Bank We haven't seen a new war but there is of course fears that it could yet escalate And Middle East correspondent eula now speaking from Jerusalem.
Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families
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Ukraine repels some attacks but combat rages at steel mill
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"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Result in the voice Shot a score Anders lead This one right through samsonov and a capitals look like a team that's going to be stuck in a wild card for another night It's four to one New York Hear that emotion John Walden the call He was disappointed Disappointed like he lost his prom date or something John Walden the call capital's four one loss to the islanders More serious than that it missed out on a chance to move into third place and also get no Alex Ovechkin last night with an upper body injury nationals 5 to loss of Marlins two not one but two runners thrown out at home plate in the fourth inning We'll talk more about that in the next half hour Yankees 12 a win over the Orioles last night Hey Damascus Victor Oladipo led the way as a heat eliminated the hawks John morant the big dunk late in the big layup late and their win over the temple so the grizzlies Edible draft goes coming up but already to solve season commanders have lost defensive linemen Tim settle to the bills man I noticed that the Panthers and reports from the athletic they might not offer Ron Payne a contract extension so rob would fall out from Washington's ill advised trade for Carson Wentz the defensive line once a strength is facing a future without Matt ioannidis Tim settle and perhaps to Ron Payne since the commanders are committing more than 26 million in cap space to an inconsistent quarterback who can't succeed without a lot of help around him Unless the burgundy and gold luck into a great quarterback at 11th overall Thursday night this when steel is the beginning of the end of the Rivera air in Washington Rob knows a lot Just don't invite him to a party He'll kind of ruin them Anyway next half hour why we should be watching the pickleball channel today Dave Johnson Sports The top stories we're following for you this morning on WTO a dramatic prisoner exchange between Russia and the U.S. Russia has released Trevor Reed a U.S. Marine veteran from Texas who was arrested and jailed in 2019 after Russian authorities said he assaulted an officer following a night of heavy drinking The U.S. is releasing a convicted Russian drug trafficker Russia is shutting off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria It represents a dramatic escalation in the conflict and it comes on the heels of the U.S. and Western Allies vowing to send more military supplies to Ukraine SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA early this morning The crew made history as the first NASA crew comprised equally of men and women and it includes a Gaithersburg native Jessica Watkins who becomes the first black woman making a long-term spaceflight Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes President Biden is looking at different options to forgive more federal student loan debt Washington Post White House reporter seung min Kim tells us for giving large sums of student debt would be a reversal from what mister Biden said during his campaign He was never a guy who wanted to take executive action to outright cancel student debt I was going back to some of his old comments particularly last year He indicated that he didn't really want to use taxpayer money to bail out people who chose to attend pricey universities and rack up that debt So it really is a change of heart that easy of an open to some of these ideas Last week the president announced more targeted relief affecting three and a half million people 8 48 now Back to Jack Taylor and the traffic.
"damascus" Discussed on Lion of Judah Podcast
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As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies
"Two weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine and aid agencies are ramping up efforts to bring relief supplies to those in need that includes the millions who have fled the country since the conflict began a spokesman for the UN's refugee agency Matthew saltmarsh has said they're doing all they can to bring in as much aid as possible as the situation deteriorates around Ukraine what we've been doing is is bringing more people into the country bringing more systems into the country's suit must also said the refugees now coming out of war zones are in need of more help them before the refugees who have been coming across our more valuable in a more traumatic states many of the displaced managed to pluck to areas within Ukraine as well such as this group who arrived in Damascus former U. poll are you pro resident Sirota managed to escape into domestic he arrived with nothing but the blankets hopes had been left out of the seven days it started to stink ready it's scary very scary therapy forms all the time the cells do not stop at school he sits in the basement and balance on Karen Thomas
NJ State Sen. Ed Durr on Why He Ran for Political Office
"So senator you were a truck driver correct I want to make sure I get the bio data right And thank you for doing that It's a noble profession but you are a truck driver before correct I'm still a truck driver Dan I just got done driving this morning Awesome Okay I love this guy already We're just Ed So you decide one day or in the state of New Jersey and you're like I've kind of had enough of this crap I'm in this deep blue state You know I believe in civil liberties and big R God given rights and stuff And I'm going to put my name on a ballot What's the moment I haven't run for office myself and not succeeded like you did It's why I have such great admiration for what you did What made you decide to take the plunge I mean was it one specific issue Was it some road to Damascus moment What was it Well I jumped in and I did lose in the past also This was my third attempt to run for assembly a couple of times and I lost the issue that got me motivated was the Second Amendment I decided that I wanted to have my concealed carry because I was never really that tuned into local politics I always did the national politics voted the president voted to primary stuff like that I would a vote every year But I never really paid attention to who was Ronnie Like most people didn't know who my state senator was didn't really know the Secretary of State was in the state Government And so I just went and applied and I was turned down you know Jersey as you know is a very hard to get your gun rights state
Israel hits Syria, killing soldier after anti-aircraft fire
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John Zmirak Has Some Thoughts About David Brooks and His Latest Article
"But today somebody sent me an article written by David Brooks and I thought I'd like to talk to you about it. So I sent you the horrifying story and maybe we can talk about it. Yeah, first of all, I'd like to say that I heard through the Grapevine from the journalistic friend a couple of years ago that David Brooks was discerning and drifting near evangelical Christian circles. Yeah. So maybe we should be careful and criticizing him. Be gentle and criticizing him. Keep in mind that David Brooks, I think, was also one of the journalists named as being in the bag for Hillary Clinton in the WikiLeaks file. So put those two things together in your head. And what this column by Brooks column. It's a 3000 word rent. What it tells me is no. David Brooks has not become a Christian and David Brooks will not become a Christian barring some kind of Damascus road miracle. Because David Brooks is like the young man who went away sad. Remember the young man who came up to Jesus and said, I followed along. Look how great I am. Am I going to go to heaven and Jesus said, yo, well, this case sounds like you're following the rules, but the young man insists. And then Jesus says, well, in your case, sell all you have and give it to the poor, and the young man goes. That interested in the kingdom of God and walks away sad. David Brooks would not think of alienating the editors at The New York Times for the sake of his immortal
"damascus" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"He walked a lot. He walked a lot, but he did not drive. That's true. Ever. And he is in the sidecar of this motorcycle. And he says, all I know is that when I got into the sidecar on the trip to whip snake zoo, I did not believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. And when I got out of this sidecar at the whip snake zoo, I did. That's right. When God creeps up on you, he just keeps on that. It's not always the Damascus experience, but it was very real for Louis. It does have a slightly communication because in Britain, there are still a few of these around and people do laugh at them. So but that was who cares? That was what happened and that's when it got crept up by self and said, hello, and he got there to this open zoo and he said, wow. Hello. But what I like about it is, again, you talk about the honesty. A lot of us feel that there's often with evangelicals or there's some kind of a what do you call it? It's a procrustean bed. You've got to fit the narrative into this. It has to happen this way. And with Louis with my own life with a dream, but with Louis, it doesn't happen that way at all. It's not that a, I walk down the sawdust trail and I laid my crack on the altar, and I gave my life to Jesus. He's in one moment he's on a bus, the next moment he is in a sidecar, and God comes to him gradually in this completely different way. It really is strange, beautiful, amazing, and I think very, very instructive that he describes this process and he says it's like the person who is waking up, suddenly you realize you're awake. You've been sleeping and suddenly realize you're awake. I mean, it's so beautiful. We'll be right back talking to Norman stone. Living in the hopeless hungry side of town..
Critical Race Theory Activists Hate Your First Amendment Rights
"Critical race theory theorists and activists declare that not only a society incurably racist and white dominated But there's no point in attempting to assert a pursue your rights because such rights really are not rights at all Why Because they do not deliver the kind of Marxist egalitarianism and people's Paradise demanded by the critical race movement Indeed rights are used They are get to uphold the white racial structure and deny minorities power CRT activists like Marxist revolutionaries stick with this Here's the point Our intolerant of contrary arguments and challenges to their views therefore free speech is particularly threatening to their cause Got that This is in the book Although the focus is said to be on hate speech which is a term applied to both obvious and offensive racial smears as well as a broader political and philosophical deep disagreement Chris Damascus associate Professor of communication at the University of Washington to come explained CRT scholars have critiqued many of the assumptions that they believe constitute the ideology of the First Amendment For example instead of helping to achieve healthy and robust debate the First Amendment actually serves to preserve the inequities of the status quo This is why they're attacking teachers excuse me parents This is why they're attacking taxpayers Anybody who goes to board meetings and doesn't sit down and shut up
From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook
"Folks talking to beckett cook beckett cook you just shared something reprised the last couple of sentences. You were Living as a gay man in hollywood for a long time and then one day one day. I walked twelve years ago i walked into. I was invited to an evangelical church in hollywood and against my better judgement. I kind of just went. And and i when i heard the gospel preached and after the after the sermon during the worship time i had this radical kind of road to damascus encounter with god completely changed my entire life did at one eighty and i. I knew immediately that day. That homosexuality was no longer my identity that it was no longer a part of my future. Dating guys wasn't a part of my future. But i didn't care because i just met jesus and i'm like i'm going with that guy like forget those guys. Jesus is way better. And he's always faithful and they'll never leave prefer sick me so since that day. I've let's say my same sex attraction before that day was at one hundred percent after that god had so much grace on me that it barely it doesn't dominate. my thought. Life had barely barely think about it every once in a while. They'll be a moment of same sex attraction. But i'm not quote unquote cured of that. But i'm happy. I'm more than happy to to deny myself to deny my desires sinful desires take cross and follow christ no matter what and and i prayed. I've prayed over the years. And i've had elders at my church. Pray over me. Four sexual healing for healing for the sexual broken. I've experienced in my life. Because as a kid when i was nine years old. I was molested by friend's father. So i prayed for healing but as as paul did when paul prayed for the thornton is flesh to be removed. Got said no. My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness. And so for now for now. God's greatest sufficient for me i mean it always will be but i don't. The goal isn't heterosexuality. The goal is holding
"damascus" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Most of the infectious fire. Most of the arna copies were found in fifteen to twenty percent of the people. The rest had really low. And they probably. That's probably why they don't transmit so those are the ones that might get by enough virus in the tiny droplets to be able to infect someone at a distance and i think that's entirely possible. Why is it hard to study. You can't do it in real life because you don't know who's infected and if you do this there's not a controlled environment to measure droplets and so forth. You'd have to do it in a laboratory situation if you use an animal you just don't know what the relevance of that is to people you'd have to use human into challenge experiments and you know we. We don't do that at this point at least not for this virus. So that's why it's hard to know what's going on so we have to make inferences from epidemiological associations where you're studying say transmission in a household where people are stuck in the same rooms together and you can get an idea of what kind of droplets were involved. And so that makes it much harder. To if you're if you're leaning on epidemological stuff as opposed to like biophysics or something like the the mccarey heart so very that makes it but that makes it really hard to then develop solutions. Like masks to ask the question. How old damascus work. Because then to answer that question you can lean on epidemological stuff again. Like looking at population that wear masks was don't wear masks as opposed to the earth. Sheriff he's saying Like from an engineering perspective like what kind of material and what kind of tightness by which amount decreases the viral load. That's received any other end you. Some experiments have been done with masks and just droplets with no virus in them. Right right yes and you can measure if the efficiency of different masks materials at keeping those in. So if i say that this mask.
"damascus" Discussed on Rivers of Prophecying
"Those floods to poverty homelessness to the global pandemic and everything. That is that didn't sit out. Shall we remain firm in knowledge that the lord of solutions and you have the soon issues before problems crop up so we will keep our eyes on you to get the the solutions we need because our associations are in perfect but your citizens are perfect loads and with you a feed could not struck stoves when we keep our eyes on. You shook because your angels lift us up. Damascus fly over the obstacles shackled highly. Be highly hunting. We keep our eyes on you with slip off any traps. Potholes or sneh's because your angels left us up to mikus lion if we fly we just can't get a feat in them in those things. Just come so we thank you. Thank you thank you that you ways. How you than wins. Becky solutions have perfect. Thank you that we've if we've got a check in spirit about something someone or a situation the answer is to look up to you in our skew. Lord you've seen this combing you've got the solution to this. What is it father sugary. Thank you okay. Thank you for listening to revisit breath. Cy you can buy cool to catch on gum. Wrote the link is on the description will bless you. Keep you. I'm making space shine on your show favor to you. Thank you for listening to revisit prophesying again by court to catch on gum ride. The link is in description..
WSOP Recap: Erik Seidel Wins Bracelet #9
"Get to it. World series of poker recap Hungary's roland seek out winning event number ten in order just rome winning event number twelve in that when he beat flea romo's heads up and got a lot of attention. Also worth noting the in madonna. Jeff the hashtag. Twenty twenty w fee main event winner. Online minute winner finishing fifth in that one and vic vinca damascus winning event number thirteen. But all of that was great. Bracelets awarded first time winners all that good stuff but We've gotta talk about eric. Site outwitting event number ten. The ten thousand dollar buying super millions high roller for nine hundred. Seventy seven thousand eight hundred forty two dollars. Yeah i mean absolutely massive win. It was this week. Super millions over six hundred bronner's just it's been it's the biggest super millions than it has been weeks and a little piece of history took place on tuesday afternoon as sidell top. The was a very solid. You're pro packed final table. And he walks away with nine hundred seventy seven large in his. Is that right is. That is that nine. Seventy seven marchers to my saying that wrong. Nothing that's right. No k nine seven seven large and his ninth bracelet. I know there was some The online bracelets don't count crowd that came out of the woodwork. nine bracelets. He's now tied for fifth which is pretty phenomenal super. Close joining double digits group. But the eric sitel. By i mean the sa- ten k the soubra millions is a weekly event on g g tons of killers in How runners they have six hundred forty two think right. Yeah something like that okay. So that's bigger than any. Wp europe field ever main event field ever and it's bigger than any wpa main event field up until two thousand and three when moneymaker beat thirty. Nine let's not be discrediting bracelets with six hundred fifty runners. I don't think. I don't care if it's online or live. I think anybody that's still touting. The this bracelet doesn't count horn is absolutely out of their mind.
"damascus" Discussed on Midlife Mastery
"But yes i signed up and i'm going to do it well. There's possibility that you don't write or even if you get it done. There's a possibility that it's still go sideways on you and guess what it may be your your fault. It may not be your fault but you may have to take the fall. And so i think we when it comes the responsibility we collectively a of people. Just sort of start to pull away from that. Because isn't it easier is easier to take credit for things that other people did you know which is a both executive and a political sort of approach to leadership or isn't it isn't it easier to say it's not my fault it's somebody else's fault right but the change happens when we put ourselves in hook we put ourselves we sign up. We sign up for the responsibility right. And and and focusing on what you can control is one hundred percent is signing up and taking responsibility for the things right so when you started doing that because you mentioned you know kind of at thirty five ish that this kind of lesson coming home for you. What changes did you see. Once you started focusing on your your sphere of control and the responsibilities to go with that sure. Well i gotta be honest with you. The the number one thing for me personally that melted away was worry right. I mean. I found myself anxious at this time of my life. I mean i was anxious about everything. Ninety eight percent of which i had no control over right but i was just i was just anxious trouble sleeping and you know worried about this and that and the other thing and you know my family was obviously young family at the time and and all those things go we're going through my head not just not just from a professional staff but i'm talking about holistically across my life. I was just worried about all these things right. And so the number one thing when i when i found this concept by the way i talked about that a pithy this road to damascus moment. But that's not a journey of ten years right really wasn't to mid forties when i really sort of understood all of these things that were you know had been brewing inside me but that was the main thing and then but the con- but once this worry started to tobacco way to start to melt away then i found. Oh my gosh now. I'm starting to have more success. Right for example both professionally and just in life right started have more. Success started to be happier. I started to look forward to instead of worrying about what was in the past started to look forward and be happy about an optimistic about the things that were coming for and this is important. Not that i thought everything was going to be okay but more so than i was equipped to manage handle. What was about what was coming right. you know it's it's led directly to some of most important opportunities of had in my life certainly from a professional standpoint but also some things in my personal life and so..
"damascus" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"A. Okay chuck this is going so well by the way Should we tell people that. We've had some technical difficulties as well. They probably like what is wrong with the we're kind of giggly and We're not drunk but the bring champagne today. Rare technical difficulties have caused us to have to reduce some stuff. We're just not used to that or not. Usually everything runs like a swiss around here. Is jason swiss army knife with corkscrew. Outgoing right up our butts. That's more what it's like jerry. Salt no okay. We would never blame jerry for something like the three pigs. Somebody's been sleeping in our bed. You know that's what i blame. Somebody got in our studio in touch some yes well. They're going to be very surprised by the padlock that they encountered exactly. And you're like in. There's only one key. And i swallowed it to get it out with the swiss army corkscrew. All right so from the beginning. They started to try and recreate the stuff. And you know like. I said that was during the eleventh century. And then it sort of the it seems like it just continued on throughout the ages of people trying to recreate this. Yes but at the same time they were still able to keep making damascus from india. The quote unquote damascus. Steel up until depending on no no the real stuff. Oh yeah 'cause they had this ingot yes up until And i think india was still producing it up until the eighteenth century or the nineteenth century. Good point and then all of a sudden. Damascus steel just stops in. All you have. Is the pattern. Well that you find true. Damascus steel anymore and it was Quite perplexing to a lot of people it was and they were making They're making guns gun barrels with the stuff which is how long it continued. Yeah and that's i think that's supposedly what supplanted damascus steel and a lot of people's mind because some people said they didn't even realize that there is a mystery to damascus just started have been supplanted by advances steelmaking via so. You didn't need damascus. Stealing and another explanation i saw was that. Damascus does actually terrible for Rifling in the gun barrel because that watery pattern would actually hold onto the powder residue. Oh in the your gun would be likely to backfire but it would. It was actually very useful in that. You could make a gun barrel. Which is long and narrow right from this. Damascus steel because the special kind of steel that stays strong. Or even. when you're along gating it right and I mean let's be honest. The people wielding those guns were like this is pretty boss. It is a house. Think you know if i'm on the battlefield want the guy who's just who only cares about the function of his gun. Not the guy admiring what has gone. Looks like you know what i mean. Like when you're walking through the old gun market you want the guy that's like she's ugly but she shoots straight. That's right yes. All right guy from jaws quint yeah So this one guy. There was a russian metallurgist named p Ns off and he thought that he had figured out they called it He called a bulat and he even said in. No uncertain terms are warriors will soon be armed with bulaq. Blades are agricultural. Labourers will till the soil with bulat ploughshares. Bulaq will supersede allsteel and He didn't it didn't work he you know able to recreate it. No in he actually was part of this initial of scientists i think as metallurgy was really developing because we said before the ancients had. It was all just intuition and technique. Yeah and they knew what you know they were doing but they also couldn't be like oh it's because of this that's happening on a microscopic level. Right of course. They didn't have microscopes. And now no chemistry. You can thank anton. Been leaving hook for that. That's right But the as metallurgy story develop is science itself started to develop as a field that was a sub discipline that really kind of came around and one of the things they tried to figure out what was what was the deal with damascus. Still one of the first things they really applied their mind to you and michael faraday. Actually who is the guy who crosses over from this episode to the other one. Today he was the son of a blacksmith. Very famous scientists The father of electricity He tried his hand at figuring out with damascus. Steel was and what everybody kind of had a suspicion was is that the still have more carbon than your average steel but there had to be some secret ingredient and so it kind of became trendy in the first half of the nineteenth century among meddler just into scientists in general. Yeah figure out what that secret third ingredient was. Yeah and there were a lot of attempts. i think in the I think faraday thought it might have been silica an aluminum Or aluminium to him. Oh yeah in the eighteen twenties. Sean robert brandt at the paris meant did a six week Studying the trial. And i think he did about three hundred experiments he was trying to reproduce. This routes right unsuccessfully. I think he tried a platinum gold. Silver copper tin zinc lead bismuth manganese. He was close their uranium arsenic and boron then that russian even tried diamond. Yes let me throw some diamond in there with that done. Why not at this point. I think somebody melted donut. Kitchen sink and the whole time they were still hearing about this lore like i think by this point they didn't you know they knew if it came out like these stories that came out of the middle ages. Certainly were not true. But if there were stories about About cooling it in dragon's blood. Oh yeah. I love these about quenching it and dragon's blood when you cool it down or read medicine. Green.
The Psychological Toll of Long-Term Unemployment
"Spent every single month since the start of this pandemic picking apart jobs numbers and unemployment claims. But there's a lot happening in the labor force that doesn't get captured in that data. Right like the toll that long term unemployment during a once in a lifetime pandemic can take and how that long term unemployment is creating less predictable back to work economy. Marketplace's kristen schwab has that one be. Lieberman's daughter has an auto immune disease so in the virginia. High school where she teaches computers and coding mandated. That teachers come back to work last august. she quit. I really thought i could find something. Even if it was part time employment. She applied to software companies that work with schools but she has no sales experience. She applied to teach spanish which she's taught before no bites job. That have nothing to do with computers or teaching like an hourly position at the dmv helped. You just have so much time with just your thoughts and it eats you up. Losing a job is already isolating says art goldsmith economist at washington and lee university and now there's the isolation of the pandemic itself that has created a lot of poor mental health more so in this recession and in previous recessions long-term unemployment changes how people feel about their worth is workers sarah damascus associate at penn state before the pandemic she followed people who lost their jobs by the twelve month mark they were describing themselves as having fewer and fewer john's that they felt that they were qualified for this can create a pattern. Someone gets job. Low their skill level or one. That has nothing to do with their skills. They're unhappy and leave or let go because they were never a good fit and then they're back out there searching. It's devastating for their career in the long run each time they scramble and find something in fail. They fall further and further
Cultural Asymmetry in Music Technology
"Cultural asymmetry is the fact that music technologies and the way that music is presented and represented tends to lean towards a western conception of what music is rather than be something that is balanced where all musical cultures are on an equal footing in an equally respectful. Way tell me a little bit about your earliest music memories. My earliest musical memory is learning to play the violin in damascus. At seven or eight years old at the time and then we moved to london. I was nine. And then i didn't really have any connection with might arab identity per se or at least the connections were were tenuous at the time but why did notice. Was that the band. Killing joke. released an album in the mid nineties pandemonium on which a very famous lebanese violinist. His name is abu dhabi delile. He played and Particularly there's a track called communion that sound of this freebie heavy industrial music with this violin. This beautiful live on time arabic violin to go over at Really really really got me. It just hit a place in my spirit that i wasn't really aware
Women Around the World: Dr. Amani Ballour
"Dr amani. bollore is eight thirty three year. Old pediatrician that helped lead an underground secret hospital known as the cave during the attacks including the chemical attack in eastern gupta. Which is the suburb of damascus. Dr mani was raised in the area. She later would serve as the youngest of six. She had two brothers and sisters and as she became a teenager. She unlikely sisters insisted on continuing education and moving onto college. Originally dr ramani wanted to be an engineer but because her family refuses support her in this engineering seen as a man's job she moved on to study medicine and focused on being a pediatrician wasn't long after she graduated that she started volunteering at a hospital in eastern gupta but the hospital which at the time was currently under construction was attacked and seized which forced the small staff to be moved to an underground unfinished building. Later known as the cave we are referring to her as dr armani because that's what she is referred to throughout all the documentaries as well as any other reports so if you're wondering why so. She started her career during the syrian civil war which has been ongoing for over ten years. And has ongoing. It's still happening. The war has wreaked havoc and tragedy throughout the country killing over three hundred eighty thousand people. All two hundred five thousand. Three hundred people are missing. Presumed dead at least fifty. Five percent of syrians have been displaced since two thousand eleven and has twenty twenty one at least thirteen point. Four million people inside of syria needed some sort of humanitarian assistance including more than twelve million. Heure strong for food and from malnourishment including half a million children and though medical facilities are supposed to be under protected status there have been at least five hundred ninety five attacks on three hundred fifty different facilities which had and deaths of at least nine hundred and twenty three medical personnel and one who was actually featured on documentary as well and had left only half of the medical facilities operational This is all according to the physicians of human
States, Business Sort Out What New CDC Mask Guidance Means
"Across the nation there is differing reaction to the CDC's new mass guidelines several states say they're falling in line with the guidance either now or in the coming weeks including Oregon and governor Kate brown Oregonians who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces other states along with cities and some big businesses are holding off and made questions about whether the mass guidance is safe or a workable given that there's no easy way to be sure who is fully vaccinated and who is not just like companies and businesses are digesting this so are we White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says it'll take time to implement the guidance those staffers there have been told if they are vaccinated there's no need for masks president Biden stepped outside the west wing without one and when asked if he's enjoying his first Damascus day simply said yes Sager mag ani Washington
"damascus" Discussed on Go and Equip
"We don't know what's going on we don't know the pain that's happened in the past. We don't know the things that have brought them to this point of questioning and it's okay to question it is okay. God's big enough to handle that. And i think we have to be patient with each other as well and ourselves to allow the lord to work in us and when we have those questions to be honest about the questions that we have and not to bury them. Don't or to criticize someone for having a question. Kazaa guide is not doing that. He is big enough to handle questions for sure and he wants us. That's the whole part of their relationship. Aspect city wants us to come to him with these things were wrestling with. That were struggling with and he wants to reveal to us through his spirit through the word. What truth is so that we can know him better right and he is a good father and a good father wants to know what their kids are questioning about it. I know when my kids come to me with questions when they come to rent with questions Were happy to answer their questions. Anyway that we can absolutely. I'd rather damascus than not asking them. Just be floundering around wondering what to do about something. Another quote is trouble with deep. Belief is that it costs something and there is something inside me. Some selfish beasts of subtle thing. That doesn't like the truth at all because it carries responsibility. And if i actually believe things i have to do something about them. That's right. i really like that because it does when when we really believe something we're going to act on that He talks about One of his friends. I believe it was andrew. The protester was giving him a hard time about Not giving him a hard time but he was saying that He doesn't really talk about his faith. And inge rue lovingly Said well then you don't really believe What you say. You believe about christ's because if you if you really believe something you're going to do something about it basically you're going to tell others about it back to the love..
"damascus" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Show Bentley Arena on the campus of Bentley University. Walter Mask just outside of Boston Air Force celebrates its first win of the season. It came on February. 1st never thought I'd be saying that. But there's ah lot of things. I never thought I'd be saying this year, and there's been a lot of first as far as college hockey, most of them not good. But today a good one Air Force winds it 43 in overtime over Bentley. Willie Rhyme got the game winner and before we close it out for the evening. One last thing to take care of here. On the Navy Federal Credit Union postgame show and that's our iron Man of the Game award. Well, it's so many options in this one. Jamie, you look at a couple of guys that we could choose from Bryan Adams drew a couple of penalties in this game. Marshall Valerie 1 15 faceoffs. Thomas Damascus, 1 11 face offs. He drew a penalty, but our iron Man of the game tonight is gonna be type Watch Opinsky. He scored his second career goal and boy what a big one. It was. It tied the game up at 33 after Air Force had got down and that line you talk about and you mentioned lunch bucket. When we talked about that goal, Adam's punch Opinsky and Keenan Lund on that fourth line, they found a way to get that puck to the front of the Net patch. Opinsky gets the goal that ties the game up that came at 11 54 of the third period type Watch Opinsky. Sophomore from Colorado Springs. Is our iron Man of the game. All right, Not sure when we'll talk to folks again. No games this weekend, of course, thanks to covert and the fact that Holy Cross has suspended It's hockey operations for a temporary period. Air Force schedule play our I t the following weekend in Colorado Springs. Boyd be nice down home game again. Well, it sure would be in in. In fact, we have the next four games that are scheduled at home. All righty on February, 12th and 13th seven o'clock Friday. Five o'clock on Saturday, and then the Commish a serious that was scheduled that last weekend of February That's been moved up a week. So that will be now be February. 19th and February 20th seven o'clock Friday, five o'clock Saturday. So over the course of two weekends, Air Force has four straight games at home, with all righty and conditions coming in, and we just Every weekend. You keep your fingers crossed that the games actually do happen because then everything that's going on right now. Holy Cross suspended play so many postponements going on. Hopefully, we're able to get those four games in our headed home a little bit earlier than usual, but nonetheless headed home and that is gonna feel good. This one felt good today is Air Force in overtime. Hangs on and beats Bentley by a final score off 4 to 3. That's the story here in Walter, Massachusetts, on a snowy February 1st Monday afternoon, thanks to Ryan Kaufman in studio. For my partner, Dave told her I'm J. Ritchie. Thanks. So much for tuning in on the Air Force Sports Network from Liverpool I MG college presented by Yusa..