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ineffable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:58 min | 2 years ago

ineffable

"It's merriam Webster's word of the day for June tenth. Today's word is ineffable spelled. I. N. E. F. F. A. B. L E ineffable is an adjective, that means incapable of being expressed. In words, it's a synonym of the word indescribable. It can also mean inexpressible bad or unspeakable ineffable can also mean not to be uttered, taboo, here's the word used in a sentence from the economist undaunted in why you like it Nolan. Gasser attempts to explain the ineffable ways music produces sensations in listeners brains its power to move people to tears. If oak off and induce. Involuntary toe tapping. Frederick Douglass wrote in his autobiography every tone was testimony against slavery and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains. The hearing of those wild notes, always depressed my spirit and filled me with ineffable sadness reading Douglas's words, it's easy to see that. The word ineffable means indescribable or unspeakable. And when we break down the word to its Latin roots, it's easy to see how those meanings came about ineffable comes from ineffable Bally's, which joins the prefix een, meaning, not with the adjective, FM Bally's meaning capable of being expressed FA Bally's comes from a far meaning to speak out, which in turn comes from ex and Farley, meaning to speak with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski visit Mary, Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay, and trending word ups.

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The Quest for Biblical Masculinity with Jeff Hemmer

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56:04 min | 9 months ago

The Quest for Biblical Masculinity with Jeff Hemmer

"All right Fellas at number one, hundred, twenty, one, you can get all the show notes and Resources at dead hackers. US slash one to one. All Dead Hager's back at you with another rebroadcast from our launch week. This one was originally released as episode number four. My guest was Jeff Hammer and we talk a lot about his book on Biblical Masculinity Biblical. Manhood we. Get into some really really good details in some good discussion here. So I hope you enjoy what's up dad hackers. My name is Patrick Antonucci and I am the host and founder of this podcast and Community of Dad Akers whether you're new here or have been here for a long time, I want to personally welcome that hackers a community of, Christian. Father's devoted to encouraging. And enabling one another to become the men that God has created designed us to be so that we can raise up the next generation of fully devoted followers of Christ and leave a legacy of multi generational faithfulness. On this show, we primarily interview Christian men to dive into their experiences and insights into what it means to be a Christian man, Christian, husband, Christian father, and a leader. We ask questions that dig deep into the thinking and rationale of these men so that we can all learn grow into the men. The God is calling us. To be I'm grateful you join us today. Make sure you subscribe to the never miss any of our episodes also be sure to leave an honest review reviews help boost the show's ratings, which means that or dads are going to come across our show in benefit from the content we put out on a let you know that we also have a free private facebook group just for Christian men. So head over to facebook dot com slash groups slash that hacker in applied join by answering three questions win trump that's facebook dot com slash slash that. Our guest today is. Ever Jeff is husband the father of six delightful children? The six do this coming August he's the pastor of Bethany Van jellicoe Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights. Illinois, is the author of man up the quest for masculinity is a wannabe farmer maker of some things fixer of some other things. AH BEARD GROWER IN GENERAL CURMUDGEON. Here's our interview with Jeff Hemmer Alright Jeff what's going on brother? Patrick. You. Good to have you on I. Really appreciate you taking time out of your day. Know you got a lot going on specially end of the month. So I'm excited to To. Have this conversation with you. So Jeff, why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself so he can get to know you a little bit more. All. Right. Well in my mid thirties and I'm a Lutheran Pastor. Of A little congregation in Fairview Heights. Illinois which is. A suburb of Saint Louis like a bedroom community for Saint Louis, run the Illinois side. I've been married to my wife coming up on fifteen years and she and I were high school sweethearts. So we went to college in separate places but we kept in touch and got married right after college. And then we now have our sixth child do in the middle of August so. That's not a comfortable time to be pregnant but. In, that any of your audience can resonate with. So we're we're just tremendously blessed. Each child just. amplifies our families wealth. and. An enriches the lives of all their siblings and. Their mother and I are. so much more enriched blessed with each year child that God gives us. I like how you put that it. It sounds like you really really enjoy being a father and maybe I'll. I'll go off on this tangent right now. I did a poll in in our dad hackers group the other day an asked men basically, what are their pain points in? You wouldn't believe. How many of the guys put patients as one of the things or maybe you would believe. One there. Yeah how many of the guys put patients as one of their top two or three things that they struggle the most with. Now, not knowing you very well, but just from a couple of things that I've heard and hearing, you just talk about your children. Sounds like you you may have a little bit of patience with them. Do you have any? sounds like a really good mindset on your children and I think that's something that they guys tend to struggle with. Can you maybe speak to that a little bit? Well I've I've said before like. Children are like a boot camp for learning patients. And and they are dodds unique way. To take you out of your natural self-centeredness. And focus you on someone else who depends intensely on you for survival when you get married Your wife doesn't depend on you in exactly the same way. If you were to disappear she would survive but. appeared at a father if you are gone. Your your children. You, know they. They are at risk They have no one to provide for them so. Children are are like the classroom or the the weight room where you exercise your patients muscle so to speak. I mean not not because like my children are always well behaved or well-mannered or quiet. But because are the opposite of things because they're rambunctious and exuberant and. exploring the world. For the first time they They don't have the like cynicism that I have spent thirty seven years. Carefully cultivating. And so they force you to be patient and they force you to slow down and they force you to re evaluate what things really matter. and at the end of the day, there are seven things that matter After my faith life. The seven people my six children and my wife, all of whom depend on me those are the things that matter more than everything else in the world. and. We I'm barely do Just feel tremendously blessed and I know like six kids is kind of. Counter Cultural It's our. It's our resistance movement against a very anti family anti child kind of world So Maybe. That's painting with too broad strokes but. You know we really really do feel like. Every child that that we have the God blesses us with. Is just one more force for good in the world. One more child who God can claim one more of his eternal elect. And, and hopefully will will remain in the face throughout their lives and then, and then we'll go on to have their own children God willing So it's it's our pyramid scheme for reclaiming Western civilization. How's that for grandiose? I like. I got to know have you ever like completely lost it. Wash your cool with the kids. You mean like. Today. Not Today. Today right right. Well we were we all breakfast together this morning That's Been Patrick. That's an almost daily occurrence. I don't WanNA paint too rosy of a picture of me. Or our family life but I am I am regularly coming to my kids. In repentance and asking for their forgiveness for just losing it over in retrospect silly little things so. Maybe in in the big picture, maybe I'm getting better at all of that But at the very least what I intend to model for my children is not being perfect father but being a father who who knows what what my imperfection requires and that's forgiveness both. From my Lord and also from them when my sins are against them. Yeah gotTA. Admit I kinda selfishly asked that question because. I do lose it. With my kids and I get impatient and I lose my temper and I say things I shouldn't. I do things I shouldn't, and in your right you have to constantly go to them in repentance in swallow your pride and sometimes I don't swallow my pride when I should. But. But just hearing you say that really resonates with me. because. In the same boat. So I try to teach my kids that you know every day I'm just learning how to be their father. and. I don't intend to have it down perfectly before a turn eighteen or whenever they leave the house So in the same way that I want to give them a wide berth to be children learning to explore God's creation When I confess my sins to them, I ask for a similar kind of wide berth in which to figure out what it means to be a father towards them. Yeah. Yeah. So. Kind of change and track a little bit. You have a book came out a little over a year ago. Is that right? You're? In March of twenty seventeen. Okay And it's called man up. Requests for masculinity. Masculinity what what prompted you to write that? I was struck When people outside the Church? We're sort of coming to realize the intrinsic differences between men and women and the value those differences. Carry with them. and then. On the other side of that coin. Inside the church. It kind of seems like a lot of times we're. Kind of tripping over ourselves to apologize for. Those inherit differences that God has imprinted into the fabric of his creation. So for instance, I'm part of a church body that doesn't. Ordain. Women. and that that can also that can sometimes be controversial sometimes. but That's so we Quick to apologize for things like that when really I think. It's not a matter of. Equality in Christ. There's neither Jew Greeks, Leitner free male nor female and so it's it's not a matter of. God loves men more than women because he permits them to be pastures or women more than men because he doesn't saddle them with the burden of the past role office. However, you want to spin that It's just it's just a dissension, right? He gives certain roles to men and he gives certain roles to women. No matter how much I want a motherly kind of relationship with my kids I will never have that right I not that God doesn't love men because he doesn't get make the mothers but he he loves children enough to give them mothers and fathers Because they're different right children have this intrinsic biological right to their parents. And they can't. They can't come about in any other way than than by the Union of of a man and a woman And they have to be. Complementary. You have to have both of them to to produce child. So inside the Church for kind of you know tripping all over ourselves to apologize for what I would say are these. Beautiful. Facets of creation that allow men to be men and women to be women. Mothers to be mothers and fathers to be fathers not to genderless sexless parents but a man and a woman And that's good. Right that's that's in creation before the fall into sin. So. We should stop apologizing for it and I was struck that all these folks outside the Church Brett, McKay's order a art of manliness You have the you know the good. Dad Project Larry, Hagner does Grind. Michael's got his order of man. There's all these right and under those they have like religious. Aspects to them from. Time. To time. But none of those are adhere to any kind of creed none of them confess anything about creation and what God made people to be. So if people outside the church are. Reclaiming the value of what it means for men to be manly and masculine the maybe it's time for us inside the Church to to stop apologizing for things that are inherent in good in God's creation. So that's that's what I. Fell into this project and then really wanted to dig into what what's your says about masculinity. And that led me well to places. To the first man Adam and into the second Adam Christ. What do you think? Led to the church. Getting to this point where they feel like they need to apologize. For the distinction for. The gender distinctions. Well. I think the church unfortunately is often influenced by culture. and. In a very egalitarian culture, it wants to emphasize Sameness and uniformity so. Of Creed in this egalitarian. Society what I call in the book the city of the same is that. Anything, a man can do a woman can do anything women can do a man can do. All. Be there not be any distinction between mothers and fathers. parents are interchangeable Those are those are all sort of tenants in in the creed of our modern society. and. The church doesn't WanNa look too much like the knuckle dragging neanderthal and I think sometimes she imports the language, the grammar the. Of, the culture and then, and then she without realizing those are often contrary to. The Grammar, the culture, the language of scripture in the history of the. Church. And it has to end up sort of pedaling or apologizing for things. That really are good. So I'm sure you. You get some push back little bit From a book like this in from your ear position. Which I totally agree with your position on on things Just to get that out of the room. But. When when you do get pushed back. In and people say, well, what gives you the right to tell people that? They can't pick their gender or. that. Homosexuality is is wrong and anti-biblical. What do you do in that case when you when you get some pushback there I mean. Let me let me say it like this lots of times. Christians will want to take a firm stand on these cultural issues from a biblical standpoint. But. All they can say is. It's just wrong. Or the the Bible says we shouldn't do that and. And that's all they have. I mean, right. So. Let's let me say two things One. I don't I don't WanNa. I want to mischaracterize the church as kind of. The source of Morality for society. There there is a sense to that when she enters into the public square, but but that's not the primary function of Christ's bride. The church after Jesus rises from the dead and he appears to his apostles he tells them he opens their minds to understand all the scriptures at the end of the Gospel according to Saint Luke and to to show them that everything is written about the Christ that he must suffer and die in the third day rise and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed his name to all nations so. That's That's the essence of the church. That's that's the currency with which she transacts repentance and forgiveness of sins, and even repentance has goal the forgiveness of sins. She doesn't just tell people that they're sinners so that they do the right thing she tells people that their centers so that so that they like the crowd of pentecost will be cut to the heart. That is repentant and then she can she can deliver to them what her groom Christ died on the Cross to obtain, and that is forgiveness of sins so Though there are. Sins that today are are more in Vogue in in our culture and sometimes the church is accused of kind of picking on usually sexual sins That's that's not her primary function and. The word of God is clear right? Not Not just a sexual sins gone has nine other commandments that he cares about and you know the the sex sins don't even come in until the sixth one and they're sort of delivered in hierarchy. So they're not not a top, but they do kind of demonstrate. The Insanity of our? Culture. The way in which we reject these. Basic biological distinctions between men and women that. You know in fifth. Grade Health class when they sent all the girls out of the room and the boys looked at the diagrams of what a man's body looks like and what a woman's body looks like. We used to know right we used to know intrinsically that men and women were different and if you think of. The language of the trades, for instance, we still preserve this distinction you can't. You can't plum your house with same sex unions. To mail fittings do not leak proof joint make right I. If you want if you want to run your blender in the morning, you can't put a female receptacle up to a female receptacle. And get electricity to your blender so At some fundamental level we all understand the basic binary difference between men and women. And some of that ought to be logic and natural law and not not purely questions of morality So. That's the first thing. The church does not exist. To to make us good, she exists to deliver forgiveness And then. secondarily when it when it comes to questions of. The law In in what God intends for his people to do He's not like a cosmic wet blanket. Some divine killjoy who just wants to ruin all of our good times like. It would be so much fun to steal everyone's stuff. But Gosh, darn it. There's that commandment against stealing right or it. It would be so much fun to be rebellious against my parents but oh man. There's a commandment honor, your father, and your mother. Actually. Those commandments hearken back to the goodness of Eden. The reality of creation before man's fall into sin. So Whether. It's the the fourth commandment, the fifth commandment whatever Life goes better when we when we keep those commandments impossible though it may be the commandments testify to sort of. Our how our bodies are intended to function. It's like finding a the blueprint for a house right? You understand the designer's intent or it's like reading the owner's manual to your car nobody does that right? But you find out how how the systems interact what those lights on your dashboard me. It is there is a sense in which God's law does the same thing it tells us how our bodies are intended to function. So Saint Paul says of the of the commandment honor Your father your mother it's the first commandment the blessing that it may go well with you. Very simple if you obey your parents as long as they don't command you to disobey. The word of God. Then life go well for you just even statistically speaking and it's always funny when sociology confirms the the goodness of the Commandments. The language never. In sociologists report they never say exactly that but God's creation is good and San is always a distortion of creation and not only does it alienates us from God, but it also hurts us as human beings. So, that's what I say to the pushback. Ranch the church always gets pushed back. Right? I mean Jesus said blessed is the one who is not offended by me and it's not the law that's really offensive. It's the cross that's offensive. It's the notion that hey, buddy you can't save yourself. So God had to become a man to save you from your sin and he does that purely as a gift. Not Anything that you do could could earn what he does for you use simply are the recipient of all of his goodness. Let's offensive to are like, do it yourself ethos in our Protestant. Work Ethic wants to do something. Our guys wanted to take a quick second to tell you about the ironman mastermind are looking for a band of brothers that you can lock shields with that can go to battle with you in the dates. Day. Also in the trenches going through the same struggles in the same challenges that you are going through. I suggest you check out the ironman mastermind. This mastermind was developed in design four. Christian. Men to help us become the men that God has created and called us to be in. It's designed to help us increase our relationship with God increase our relationship with our wives, increase our relationship with our children and begin to provide better for them financially, spiritually emotionally, psychologically relational in all of those areas, those areas that those things that wake you up in the middle of the night. These are the kinds of things that we work on. These are the kinds of ways that we can help you out in the ironman mastermind. If this is something that is of interest to you, you may want to join the Ironman community and you check out more information at dad hackers, dot US slash iron men, one word Ironman they're all right now back to our show. What then? Makes a man, a man or what is. Masculinity all all the all the the distinctions aside in the debate of whether you can change gender all that all that aside. Biblically speaking from a Christian worldview. What makes a man a man in Moscow in? What makes him masculine? Right. What's the? So, what was Adam given to do in the Dr Six Day of creation God forms Adam of the dirt breeds into his nostrils, the breath of life and and there's a deficiency. In, Genesis one God's plugging along at the end of each day God saw that it was very good. But but in the middle of day six, which you kind of have the expanded view in Genesis two, it was not good. The demand should be alone. Because a loan, he can't fully be a man. So there is like a a so-called masculinity movement. Today that is abbreviated M., G. T. O. W. men going their own way. which which is like checking out from society saying, we don't need women. We don't need other people. We are completely self reliant. And while there's there's a masculine essence to self reliance. Nevertheless. It is not good for man to be alone. So masculinity can't be just going your own way cutting yourself off from others. And if we understand at Amiss made in God's image than God who defines himself as love. Needs love needs an object. Right? Love needs a recipient. So there's no suitable helper found four atom which not only means his wife right? Bride will needs the God will create for him but it also means is tribe of children he can't fulfill the command. BA- fruitful multiply without a wife alone he has no one to provide for no-one to protect no-one to use himself as an instrument for the good of someone else. So this this is the essence of masculinity it's not rugged independence it's sacrificial giving. And then in the garden, how well does Adam do right like how much How much time is there between the end of Genesis, two when they were naked and unashamed in the beginning of genesis three when now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field there's a lot that goes down in that little white space So in the falled in look at look at the distortion of masculinity. That Adam commits. So I there is. His wife. Who? The serpent comes to her and he doesn't come to Adam even though it was Adam that God had given the prohibition against eating fruit from the tree in in the middle of the garden tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But instead the serpent usurps Adams Authority and comes to ease any questions the word of God to ease. And it's not that Adam is out cultivating garden or. Punched his time card at work and he walks in the front door at. A millisecond too late and. He can't do anything to stop his wife from being lured into sin and rebellion by the serpent. She gave some to her husband Los Records who was with her. So, theory is he's been standing by her side, the whole time and instead of using himself as an instrument for her good. He's using her as the lab rat to test whether the word of God is true. And then when they sin, there is your opened and where do they go? Immediately to themselves they were no more naked after sin than they were before sin but they had never had this kind of self awareness this being curved in on ourselves. That is the essence of sin at edits basis. All sin is selfishness. Allston is worship of self replacing God with self replacing the good of others with south. So he becomes self serving and now self centered, and then when God comes to him later in genesis three to call them to repentance for their sin. Here's Adams opportunity to. Fall, on his sword to do the manly thing and own his heart in all of creation going to hell in a handbasket and what does he do? The woman Whom you gave to me. She gave to me in eight. So if we're going down the list God of people who are responsible for my failing. First there's the woman. And then you should have seen this coming, and then maybe I'm third on the list of people responsible for what I'd done. So becomes self preserving. and. That's that's the end right? From from that moment, all men are selfish. That is our nature is to be more concerned with our own good than the good of others and so that's that's our predicament. Right man. That's why you have to have this band of brothers in the dad hackers community of men who are fighting against that sinful inclination of men who are encouraging one another calling one another to something higher and holier in their callings as fathers and as husbands and his men in the world. Because of atoms initial selfishness. So, how? You might not have a good answer for this. Is I. I know we're all trying to figure these things out on our journey on our faith walk but. How as a man today given our fallen nature, our sinful nature and I know we're redeemed in Christ and we're forgive our sins but we still live in a sinful fallen world and and we are not yet perfect. We haven't been glorified. How do we? How do we fight this almost inborn selfishness Yeah that's an awesome question and. The solution is what we talked about earlier My failings with my kids the solution is not for me simply to try harder next time solution. What I need is there forgiveness and in order to receive their forgiveness, I have to acknowledge my failure. So the solution to selfishness. Is Repentance and forgiveness, and here's the beautiful thing. God doesn't first of all. He doesn't blast Adam and Eve straight to hell. But. He has in mind even from before their sin, he has in mind the solution for the first atoms. Selfishness his disordered masculinity. The solution is for God himself the second person of the Trinity to become man. Not. Not a woman the second Adam is biologically genetically man. And so as a man, then he's called to the same masculinity that Adam was called to. He's called to use himself for the good of others he's called to serve his bride the church he's called to serve creation more than himself. The son of man he said came to serve. Him Not to be served but to serve. he's called to to not preserve his own life, but to use his life as as an instrument for the good of others not to be centered on his own good but to be centered on on the good of others. So before Jesus is any kind of example of masculinity, his the solution for our disordered masculinity. And his sacrifice on the cross where he holds nothing back and he dies on his own terms, not at anyone else's terms. No one takes my life from me but I lay down of my own accord and how many times throughout the Gospel is this Jesus dodged the crowds who want to seize him either making king or kill him or whatever. But he does everything on his own timetable according to his own will and according to the will of his father. It's not that he won't die. It's that he will die. In his way. So he dies as the serpent hung on the tree of the the bronze serpent for those to look at when they were bitten by the serpent the Israelites Wandering in the wilderness. So Jesus on the Cross is the one bearing all of our sin. All of our list of our sins, Saint Paul says was nailed Jesus on the Cross and nothing is more masculine than Jesus total sacrifice on the cross. So that's that's the solution. Right? That's why he says repentance and forgiveness of sins will be proclaimed in my name to all nations because his name. Jesus, you'll call his name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins. His name is the only name. In which we have forgiveness and this is this is not just for men. This is for men, women children everyone. The offer of forgiveness through Jesus? Perfect. Sacrifice solves all of our selfishness and his his death on the cross is more than enough to cover over my whole lifetime of selfishness. All the people of the world's lifetime worth of selfishness his sacrifices is perfect and complete. And then. With all of our sins removed being reborn in. Christ having. been delivered all of his perfect righteousness. Then we are set free to follow his example of perfect masculinity. Then than we are free to see his cross, not just as the solution for our sin, but also as the example for how men are to live in the world. And that is for the good of others. So husbands are to to spend themselves for the good of their wives. Fathers are to spend themselves for the good of their children to protect for them to provide for them. To be the instrument for their good. Some deep stuff there. I think I have about twelve follow up questions to everything you said there but. One thing. Number Yeah. It was either seven or twelve things I couldn't decide. Right, to be had to be more than three, you know it's not forty right Concept of forgiveness. Implies. Confession and I know a lot of guys. Aren't. Aren't repentant. But they got caught. They got caught in their sin they they got busted so to speak, and then they're sorry. Because now. Now, they're exposed now they're. Now they're suffering the consequences and there's validity to that I mean natural consequences. What, what does the what's the role of confession in and I don't mean confessing Jesus is Lord. I mean confessing of our sins, is it? something. That that we just confess to God in the closet. When nobody else is around? Is that sufficient. Or is there this element of I need to confess my sins. Verbally to another human being. Yes. So Actually to confess, the faith is is not different from confessing our sins. The word means. In Greek, it means to say the same thing So when we confess the faith, it means we say the same thing as the scriptures, we say the same thing as the church for two thousand years as as the churches creeds say we joined our voices to this great cacophony of voices sort of speaking the faith in unison, and then to confess our sins is exactly the same thing. We say the same thing we agree with we give our yes to what God's word says about us. And that is that we are we are sinners we. Not, just in in what we do, but also in what we think in think of the way that Jesus intensifies the law in the sermon on the mount like you have heard that it was said, you shall not murder and you think good there's one commandment that I haven't broken today. But I say to you the anyone who is angry with his brother is a murderer in anyone says anyone who says you fool is liable to the hell of fire Oh gosh anger really You're going to raise that to the level of murder well in God's eyes right though sins are the same. In your neighbors is he'd much rather you just be angry at him than murdered him your children greatly prefer you to lose your cool and yell at them then murder them. Our sins affect our neighbors differently but before God. Yelling at your kids alienates you from Him isolates you as a center in the same way that murder would. So. God's all the way into our hearts and and his law is intended to cut all the way to our very core and to expose us. To the point where like Saint Paul says, I am the chief of sinners. And and if we if we let God's Word Habits Way with us than we all come to that point we should because I don't know anyone else's thoughts but I know my thoughts right and I know that they're angry and they're lustful. Greedy and their self absorbed And I can't imagine anyone else's thoughts are quite that evil. Which which is presumably what Paul is doing to when he says, I gotta be the chief of sinners right? Like y'all ain't got nothing on me when I when I look at myself with an honest assessment. of WHO I am. I I must be the chief of all. and so that's that's the beginning of confession and then But. That's not the end when the risen Jesus appeared to his apostles at the end of John's account of the Gospel. What's what's the number? One thing on the resurrected Christ to do list like what's at the top of his agenda? forgiveness. He appears to these eleven men twelve, Ten Thomas Anson and Judas is committed suicide ten men locked in a room. For, fear of the Jews. And he appears to them any breathes on them. I, he says peace to you. And then he says it again peace to you and then he breathes on them and he says receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven if you bind the sins of anyone they are bound. Forgiveness is the reason Jesus died and so when he rises from the dead, he takes the word of forgiveness. That's rightly his think of the crowds mark nine, right like who can forgive sins except God alone when he tells the Paralytic, your sins are forgiven and everybody's like. Well, that's not why he came he came. So he could walk well, which is harder to say your sins are forgiven or take your man and go home. To Jesus. Neither one is hard. He's he's rolling back the effects of sin in every way, which means forgiving sins and healing paralysis. So go home get out here and take your man when you go He takes His forgiveness, which only God can forgive sins. Any puts it in the mouths of these of these men. And then Thomas is their next week on Sunday. And, he says you you take my verdict. And deliver it to people so not every Christian tradition. Has This confession to a pastor. As part of its history But I think it is it is tremendously valuable, and if you've ever gone and confessed your sins to a pastor. You will know that it is horrible. It is. It is the worst thing that you could ever do because. On one hand we don't even like to acknowledge our sins to ourselves right It's one thing to think something. George Knowledge something inside my head, but then to say it out loud. And to speak all the evil that I know is is part of me. And so when when I go to to my pastor? And I have to say out loud all these things that before that I've only thought about only written down. In preparation for that moment and then you say them out loud and it's it's just like they're hanging there. Right And I want to know. What does God think about all all this evil that I've done. And so the Pastor asks me do you believe that my forgiveness is God's forgiveness? Well. I wouldn't be there if I didn't. because. Most of my sins aren't against him. I don't need his forgiveness. I. Need God's forgiveness and I believe that he's in an office. That Jesus created on the day of his resurrection as his number one priority that still exists today in order to speak minus sins forgiven in the way that in the Garden of Eden God speaks light into existence in the way that Jesus to the to the Paralympic says son, your sins are forgiven. So today pastors by his Authority speak sins forgiven and it's the most comforting thing in the world because there's there's this visceral reaction to saying my sins out loud and there's this harrowing moment right come face to face with the evil that I've done and then and then pastor says. Standing in the place of. Christ? I forgive your sins. My Authority. But by Christ's authority so. If, you're not part of a Christian tradition that the practice is that. We still. Christian speak the Gospel to one another But I. But I do believe that there's something really powerful and potent in its ability to to stop the devils accusations against us and to hear God's verdict about all of our sins. When we're able to to confess to a pastor and hear his word of forgiveness. Could stuff man Good stuff. Yeah I think it's James where it talks about the concept of. Confessing our sins to one another. Brings Healing. Right. and. I think a because. You know there's that element of forgiveness and be you're exposing deeds of darkness to light. and. You probably don't WanNa have to do it again. Rosa. Because it's because you're right. It's very, very hard and humiliating to to confess your sins. So. On unaccounted tangent to this in and we spoke about this before we started recording. Briefly. And you touch on this in the book about the importance of having. A band of brothers. So to speak or a community of men around you in how that is becoming more and more of a of a lost art if you will right as we proceed. In. Western culture. Right, right. Men Need to love each other. ceus Lewis and the need to be loved by other men. Now. You can tell how sex saturated our culture is because that will sound immediately to most men homosexual but. Lewis describes four different kinds of love. From four different Greek words for love there's a gop aide, the pure and perfect love that God has for us. There's store gay which is family love. That's love between siblings. Love the parents have for their children. There's Aeros from which we get our word erotic which before it meant the CD sex shops on the side of the interstate Marital. Love face to face sexual. Love Love the expresses itself in that Sexual Union but then there's a fourth kind of love failure that is not a face to face kind of love. It's a shoulder to shoulder kind of love it's it's men. It's love that men have for one another that's not forged in insects and em- pleasure and orgasm is it's formed in trial and in having a common objective or a common goal or common enemy and that could be you know men who fight side by side as soldiers. They. They develop a kind of closeness a love for one another that men not side by side with them won't have men who who work side by side. Who have a common goal common task. They develop a similar kind of love. And and the same is true of right like whether it's an in person community or an online community of men all laboring together in in a common task so whether the task is to be a better man to be a better father to be better husbands when they when they worked side-by-side towards that common. They are they are joined together in a kind of love that that men are programmed to have for one another, and that's that's not at all erotic. But see we've we've so lost the notion of this feely kind of love that that we think that well, when two men love each other, they might as well consummate their love by having sex with one another when when really that takes all the nuance out of love and it flattens all of love down to its basis. Basis most carnal. Expression Sex and it's right but we still understand that store gay the love the family love should not be sexual love. We still have laws that prohibit you know parents and children or brothers and sisters or even cousins from reducing their familial love down to the level of sex but we've kind of lost our minds when it comes to love between men but men need brothers and and they they they simply can't function as men without other men to sort of come alongside them. Remind them of what masculinity is give them sort of a sounding board or a mirror reflecting on themselves to show them. Who they are in the world. Very well, put very well, put that. That's Some really good stuff there. Jeff we're coming up against time here. Brother I think we could talk for hours but here we could. Have Eleven more questions, right? Yeah. Yeah. I do actually it went up. So forty, five, thirty, nine. Now but. If People WanNa know more about your book or about yourself or how to get your book. What's the? What's the best way to to reach out or were? Get can find me. I'm on FACEBOOK FACEBOOK DOT COM slash hemmer. Just my last name. H.. E. M. E. R.. I'm on twitter I'm still trying to get the hang of how to use twitter effectively but are at Jeff Underscore Hemmer J. E. F. F. Underscore Hammer. You can find the book Amazon if you just search for man up quest or man up hammered. Is also available from the publisher Concordia Publishing House, and if you want to read the introduction in the first chapter for free, you can go to books dot C. P. A. H. Dot org slash man up. And you can download the first chapter for free. You just have to give them your email address and your first child I think nobody. Not Too, much there. Yeah. We'll. We'll link all those things up in the show notes so people can easily get a hold of them. Before we stop here. I always like to ask my guests and you probably saw this coming but what in your opinion makes a great dad. A Great Dad will be the spiritual. Leader of his children. And not spiritual coach of his children but the spiritual leader, which means he's the point man he's he's the guy who leads his family to church. He doesn't sort of push his kids there. Or take them there and drop them off. He's The guy who leads family devotions. He's The guy who leads his family in prayer and children will will learn far more from Dad's example of practicing the faith. Being faithful in church attendance in daily study of the word of God than they will from Dad's saying here's what you need to do. What Jeff it's been great brother I've really appreciate you taking time today and I appreciate our words and I look forward to to get into know your brother. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks for the good work you do with this community keep fighting the good fight. All Right Gentlemen, that's all we have for today. Thank you so much for tuning in I. 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Matt Goss | Ep. 88

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Matt Goss | Ep. 88

"This episode of Podcast is brought to you by Jeff Sedillo. Jeff has hosted sixty plus virtual events since March ranging from corporate meetings, Team Building Workshops Book Jeff Jeff Silicone. Dot Com. That's J.. E. F. F.. C. I. V. I L. L. I. C. O. DOT COM. I always say actually when I do my life who we are strongest friend because that's the person that usually is not gainer core. Yeah. Yeah. So anybody listening to this. Cool. Your strongest friend. Big. talker. But I'm the. Biggest CATON. I'm on the prowl. Indeed welcome to podcast. This is cats John Kessel Amita, the Las Vegas Review Journal, my column called Cats fittingly enough find it on page three A. Everyday an online all the time my guest. This week is an eleven year Las Vegas resident headliner, and a superstar in the United Kingdom and his native England he's advancing his career during the Kovic shutdown. He is talking directly to fans on instagram live. He is the CO founder of Ross a star Solo artist and also a dear friend Matt Ga us. Matt. Goss. At the GOS- central here in Las. Vegas, good to see. You may take you see Q. is Right Asi. A long spell since we've actually seen each other, right? Thing. That runs through veins has come to a standstill. So I think we've I think we've discovered. Many many things during these times. Yeah. What's yours discovery been like I? It's been since you've been on stage, but you've been you've been keeping your lie-filled alone. Yeah. I've been working on projects, other projects, satiny stuff to do with entertainment. I've been woken on some very, very hopefully, powerful projects that will come to fruition in the next couple of weeks. but I I feel a real connection to the heat human interest and. ME. No mental health and your and the challenges certainly what men face as well where we are continuously encouraged to contain our emotions and. Insane everything and you know. It's been really nice. I've been doing my lives on instagram and we've been. Yes. It's I've been so connected to that. You know I I really have become connected to people more than. Entertainment, you do instagram lives routinely and often talk to your fans. Yes, and I think the people who know you as an entertainer would be struck by how this is a different. Platform, for you a different means of communication, different means of displaying wit who you are in these instagram live chats of senior on been on, we've been on together wants an end up. Tell me about what your what your thoughts were going into that to set up an instagram live where you're not playing music. You're not singing, you're communicating with your fans basically. I think credits have eight Las, Vegas I. Think the the shows here taught me a certain composure. If. You can handle an audience in Las Vegas. You can handle an audience anywhere and I think that. I was quite nervous when I did my first few because. If, you is very much like gone. osage being a singer if the unplug the honest if you don't undress your soul and saying from the deepest place. Then the audience where the audience is going to go with, you won't believe you feel you am be transported and I think the same can be said for when you communicate. I think that you have to be prepared certainly when some of them. Were very heavy. Yeah. I also had to be prepared to reveal stuff about my own life. So they were not dancing alone. Yeah. You have to share her in order to have people has to be reciprocal you, but I say. Nobody wants to dance alone. You know if you'll the guy that's a nothing's home in my life and that that would be a very very. Big. Misconception. I mean I have pain and I have a sorrow and I, but I always have joy and I've they will. I believe that contrasts are the very thing that make us understand life more. What's it like for you being your professional entertainer by? You have been all your life and somebody comes to you with with really serious mental health. Concerns like would probably would be best suited for professional help really You've talked people off the edge from suicide and you've walked through different. You know problems that they've had in their life. What is it like for you to is there as an advanced conversation after you were, you say, you know you really should follow through and and pursue a real mental health path a to be very. Very clear when then the situation that was covered by the national press in the UK, when that particular event happened, I made it very clear that before we would have any conversation. Are you GonNa, do it now? If so I need to call the authorities? Yes and make sure that you're safe. So I, need to make sure I. Think I ask the right questions. It was definitely, very challenging. But then I realized. Not. Just with that particular situation, why realized over the four months, five months is to listen. I, think that. It's really as simple as that and yesterday's professional advice bias. But I'm a very familiar face of and sometimes a familiar face is what you need or a familiar voice. Yeah, and you need to listen because sometimes people are listening to respond I. Think it's better to listen, and then respond people just come on every Sunday. Now because they just want have a chat or they WANNA watch other people, Chat Yano, and there's a comfort to that there was a police officer that she wrote to me. and. said that I would turn get home telling TV and he says off to kind of I have. I just come on nine pm in the UK a one pm here, and I just sit for, Cutler, Basim Watch officer in UK and. Inca and I was so touched by that and he said I watch TV I just like the human connection and that's why I feel real life. That's what I have really discovered that I am. Almost assess with him connection and. Human interest in. And learning not just not just talking. But learning most of the the ones that I've seen have tend to be from. UK. Those who've come in on the conversations I think that we bet we've had everywhere Uruguay. We've had Brazil. We've had We had Russia. We've had. We've had everyone I mean all over the world genuine, ill, other. What was just going to be something? You're GonNa continue when everything restarts again, you're going to continue to be instagram live. Of Well, I'd like to use sprint. TV show like to do something where do. When they unexpectedly where they don't know and we get into it. I, like the unknown. You know I started in the beginning. It was it was very daunting. But then he started to grow and become. I became very became very clear from the messages to your point after the in instagram lives. That people needed them and he gave me purpose I. Won't be very clear on that. He gave me up. And it made me feel like I was doing something that was changing. The shape of people's Day and and it did get to a point where I felt the world was opening up a little bit where I felt like, okay. I, need to focus on some of my life and my business welcoming with Michael Takada and. Folks an and a dining, zely, sean callister and just. You know I just signed with an explanation. In the UK I've been offered a two year contract on a TV show this in. So many UK you have. Yeah. Is a love incredible things happening in but? If I, want an Oscar tomorrow. Nothing, change me out. Still want to hang out with you and yes. Alright. This I don't I'm not really. I'm very very blessed to have options, but I I am also in the middle of negotiating a documentary about my life here in Vegas. Let's talk about the acting coach. I didn't know doing that How Long Zapping going on? What's that like for you to to be directed in that kind of context? Well, it's crazy i. read for shows like Narcos, NOCCO? And there was a movie Big Mugabe for has another movie I've been put forth for. You know. I don't really lights. It put it all out there, but your friend, so I like to. When we sit down we kind of. got a little bit and it's Nice. But it's something I wanted to do when I was a young man I actually started as an extra and I discovered my voice. And people say I love Your Voice. I. Didn't know that meant what you mean. My voice was that mean. At least, you didn't know what it meant, and then I joined the band and when I was twelve and then the when I was eighteen had him at thirty, two number one simultaneously around the world. When you're kid I would compare it to being a kid in in American United States. Being a singer when you're that age is not the is not that common. It's most of your friends when you're growing up with them are into sports yet, they're running around. Everybody's you know jumping on each other and you know plan on monkey bars, you know kicking soccer balls, probably air and your events. There weren't a lot of singers around. And I don't know if that was the way was for you. But how did you? How did you of Senator Yourself and knowing that that's the way you wanted to go at an early age I? Think it was. It was a strange thing I mean, I, was in. We're in a band and we wanted to be famous. You wanted to be successful. We wanted to travel the world. We wanted to play music hard and loud. but I don't really know if you know for sure it's going to happen we had first. Offer from a record deal when we have sixteen years from Arizona records okay, and the day that we will meant to sign they they they passed, we thought life was over. That's it. That's it. Allies over sixteen years old. We never gonNA. Offered another record deal. And then. A year and a half Laya Sony came in. And then we went on to have the biggest debut record in in the history of their record that Rahul Company. So you're you're you're it sounds to me like your talent drove the whole thing, your your about your capacity, sound that way. Would have would have dictated whether you're? You wanted to be an actor whatever are not by that point when you get a record deal. You're you're in the entertainment media? Yeah. It was using strangely to be honest with me sign when when we signed within. CBS Sony Records. It was one of those pinch pinch pinch moments, and then it was within a year. We were a number one in over thirty sites country similar tiniest and remember bumping into the guy that passed on the deal. Oh, she's in a restaurant while we were. Zia Waiter. The restaurant and we were we were just happy to see him, January. Because he was an exciting part about. And we'd we prevail you know. He just to you and I know. I know and it was a great moment and really industry restaurant in London, he just looks at. I know you can't hit a home run every day. Right. But it was there was another another comment from. I believe is am I said. When they heard women lobby famous. This is how not to riot hit record. Well, th really. That's my. That's my favorite song and. Was the guy that you know that the crosby section, he how not to write hit Song Oh it's such a sing along and at some whimsical I like it I'm I'm you know bias because it's in my industry that's hopefully fifty eighty, seven weeks. About newspapers anymore. One. Will I be? When will have my myself? Re tweeted US would only on the kindle. You should rewrite kindled. When will I have all the references? Be Social Media? But yeah, you guys. Broth and that whole thing I've I've learned a lot about that whole era not having lived in it since I've known you here in postmortem United States and I'm impressed I? Think the thing mad that really impresses me about that period is how big it wasn't how fast it happened. It was a it literally hot minute in your life, but it still continues to be a so prevalent in your in your life and career the Bras Yaron. We come. So proud of the band. I'm so proud of the I can say that have had number one requisite of the road, and in a lot of people saying you know the hits and I can Jamie say we've had hits and he goes nice minis records, but it doesn't define me. I'm very proud of it and I'm really proud that I was a teen item proud that managed to find a way out of that space and and going to a place where I can make music thy love and also maintain a connection. Not Just Music Lieber spiritually, and emotionally with fans where I know more about them. They know more about me, they understand my sensibility. So. There was a ironically sung women. I. Be famous was not about asking that was about a girl asking me. But that could be further from the truth for me in my life because. You know you have to make a decision five years in. Yeah. Do you WanNa? Be a singer? Not because fame is not really the. Do. You Really WanNa Gallon stages where people know you end people don't know you. Do you want to earn your ego at the door? Do you WanNa? Do you WanNa go through this. kind of this extreme contrast that is mind blowing painful, sometimes. Yeah, and so Jeremy, and I'm glad. I. Did We see so many child stars, entertainers. Worldwide, especially, United States who have had great fame early in their teens. And some don't even make it out alive they. They just can't handle that you know the fame and then losing the fame, there's to go some handle it very well You're very centered. You're very grounded individual. You've you've lived that and you continue to have a career. How how? What is what are the keys to you to yourself? You know who you are in the moment and not be just. As. Proud. As you are of Bras, just the guy from brass or just in that era. First of all. Thank you, I think many things first of all, my mother. Raised me in a way where truly civility 'cause nothing civilities everything to I, thing to say good morning. Please thank you and good night all those things that make you make your day better if effectively, just like a hog is reciprocal by finishing. I think that. I've never done a drug in my life. I've never to cigarette. I really really loved him. Present doesn't to the point where it can be painful my sister was killed. When my sister was killed. I wanted to escape take drugs. They WanNa feel anything that happened in the broader. Context racy did not out in the middle of. Are Number one at the top of your country? Yeah, and? But I remember thinking I. Remember vividly thinking that I need to feel this pain. As, it was meant to be given to me by God where you on tour going to a show or an appearance when learn that Matt, what we we are on promotion and we came back from promotion and we would driven home. Usually, there were three or four or five caused. The US and crew narrows vars hoping this time. That was one car it cau-. and. We headed towards London from the from the Apple. And we didn't take the normal turning. into was my mom's house. And I just had the worst feeling and I looked at one of managers. Sit. Who is it? and. He didn't say anything. You you in luke both in car, and I said, who is it any for the second time? Didn't answer. Alicia grabbed his sue and I said WHO that is it. Is, it my mum. And then he said is not your mom. And then he just indies. It's not. We'll be this in. We go to the house. There were five hundred people at some MOM's house. A ran into the house. Everybody Pied usually would get. Everybody. Pied, we ran in the house. So my mum fill media relief. But then the FIA immediately saying that they tell you what happened. Right and they said Karen was killed last night. By? Drunk? Driver? Okay. While You write a song. Did you write music about this song quit sisters? One of my favorite songs? The ME and my brother play? We we wrote a song called sister and we played it actually played it at the Oh to the twenty, five, thousand people Two years ago, and it was one of the most incredible moments me and my brothers to sing that song. We, worked redid a different version. But it was beautiful to honor her. So. Many years later and in the biggest. Biggest Arena. Can Can you're? You're on your passions, meet I guess your own sense and your ability convey art comes across in that powerful must very gratifying for you to be able to do that. Yeah. I. Think that what happened is people watching this were were relate to this because people do go through loss. But what I? What I learned about LAS is that. When somebody dies I? Honestly, think they sometimes, they die twice. Because they die you go through the pain and then you start mentioning the name. And the reason I wrote. Sonko Sarah. Sonko. Caroline. As a subtlest when my favorite songs are with an amazing songwriter. told me him in Nashville. he's written songs. We baby facing an Eric Clapton, but I wrote. Sunggal Caroline simply because I hadn't said her name in over a year. Cheese, and I said to him FM and they were angry at first. But I said I've got do this. Of course. Say Henschel. Relive the pain or was it just wanted to say her name? because. He's stopped saying their name I. Don't mean to about my mom enough you know. I WANNA be out to talk about my Mama. I want us to my suppo swim bodyguard johnny in A. But what happens is you lose them and you don't talk about them Oh. You avoid that subject. Then, what happens is you really do forget and I don't forget So I would encourage me was always include them all the time by include them in the conversation. So the povey or. Silly things I sims how? You put a place map for the more. I WanNa ask you about your relationship with Luke of gotten to know your show, and I was very a I saw the documentary after the screaming stops and I watched it twice and was very. Captivated by Luke in that. I had known you and it was fascinated by your own arc, but I didn't know Luke that way he seemed like a very. Very, probably for me is a strong action adventure, kind of guy, Acura Hero TV, or movie star. And I saw vulnerability in him in that documentary and the thing I wanted to ask you what your identical twins but I felt like. Musically, you were such a dominant figure in in the context of Bras, that that he had to independently make his name outside the context of Viva. You mean the documentary in the documentary that came about I. Felt that way after watching the documentary, you know the it's interesting to be in his position and be that famous. But Matt Goss is the guy out front row. You know it's an interest in an interesting question because. You know first of all, I. DO UNDERSTAND I do understand my brothers perspective, I, do understand that. You. Know he wants to come in and he wants his voice to be heard arrest on the as in. He's the drummer of the band and he wants to have his input and he wants to be heard. Now, the dichotomy where the dichotomy lies is the I've been on stage with twenty seven years without him. So as learned, I have learned totally snowfall. My own have learned a great deal in two point, seven decades about music about arrangement about the language of music about the delivery of music. To Audience Island. So what was difficult for me in that environment was that I almost had to pretend that I didn't know anything. Because any opinion that I had would immediately balking argument. So the dynamic that was a dichotomy, he was like the I wanted him to be heard I. Also, I also wanted to be heard. So I find myself in a way I. felt myself becoming a little subservience. And that was difficult because. there is a way to get eight is a real quick for me, anyone. That's what me Allama, Ban you know they. Bend, Burns I, get I. Get I get to my arrangements real quick. The Pot saw. They trust me, I trust them. It's a very quick ages ed situation for me. During. The movie. If anyone hasn't seen the movie, it's a very, very tumultuous. But ironically needed. Process. It was like we had therapy in front of the world. It was a well, you certainly I an knowing you. You've. You've definitely developed A. Asset of skills and have evolved as a frontman and and a man on stage knows how to pay a show does what songs to go with your son? You're you're shows are always spot on floss boom boom boom, coming out ya pace right and everything, and then all of a sudden you go newnan bomb were okay. Maybe I have to hold back on my idea circus. His ideas here, and he's been an actor this whole time. Maybe you know there's a whole different You know I think that just kind of describes it. I think that you have to show remarkable amount of patience and understanding in your position. Unite that as presence actually upbringing that kind of sight of into the discussion which I appreciate. I do think patience is important, but I also know that he he's an actor. So therefore, he is not is by definition not been on stage for. So long there are without question Problems that come with that. But I also know that my brothers Tysoe music, he has a strong vision in what he likes. So I also wants to make sure that I. Make I. Tried my very best but it would be. Say this. I felt like. I was the boys I. Like. It didn't really matter what was said. The. Bozo was definitely on more my forehead. So like. There was a lot there that. was. Said behind the scenes that was not in the film, the the, the goal to me, but I can say the. The good news is that we've we've come into a place of complete understand and respect for each other, and we love each other deeply and i. think that's the thing is I ascended film. The way family treats each other sometimes is polling. Your friends, you that way. You you tell. Me What I was thinking watching that movie I'm like you know we're at these two brothers and how they are in charge of the but my own brother night, I've had board game stone me. I stated my friends don't do that. But you know we get, we get into it with your siblings. Let's not bad I. Think it's in the film that if anyone else spokes me that way out a baseball back and take a mile run up and knock dead of, but I didn't buy I. Didn't another would in there. Obviously. But it was a yeah I. But I think with family we I do I, will say this that I think it's important to communicate with family because I think that. We live like we're immortal and we are not immortal guys. All have to say goodbye I will to say goodbye to each other one day. I know who I? And I think what? The death of my sister. She died eighteen years old with her best friend we assume that we're a Motorola. The rest of days and rest of my life to. Get things, right? That's not the case I. I would strongly urge if you do loves your siblings or your mother, your father odds with somebody, just take care of it. You'll never gonNA regret. Never, GONNA regret trying. Yeah. I totally agree you know I I've been fortunate enough in Las Vegas is a sibling reference a to know some really established people. You know some people who have done a lot. You're certainly in the in that in that group, I've got another Newton, family, Wayne, Newton, and he added fractured relationship of his life. Brilliant man and he had a project relationship with his own brother who they were on stage together here when he moved to Las Vegas in and near the end of Jerry, Newton's life. When he when Wayne opened up the museum jerry reached out to Wayne, they hadn't talked to each other since the late eighties. And called the front desk of the museum. Same. I'm Wayne Newton's brother like to talk to him. He called coal like as like customer, which is which is courageous at yes. And Wayne went down there and medicine for the remainder Jerry's life. They were able to repair that relationship. Wayne. said, I, hadn't thought of him not being around. Until. Later in life you know in this way I, think that you know. In. My life has been peppered with. Tragedy. I, think that. I would urge anybody You know there's there's going to be a moment where all of us, we all have say goodbye. I think that. Life is better. There is no price on peace. So. Even if you say I'm fine I'm anything that you do I. Think it knows away. And I think that piece or understanding or communication that you at least tried. I. Think the person. The person that reaches out and tries will never regret that move. You've always talked and said, and I I heard the phrase civility cost nothing from you on stage. At an days that it might have even been at the palms, but I heard early in when I was watching you is that is that did that come from your mother? Where did that phrase? I, know what's on your? I, don't know I just. been signing since I was a kid because there's something about. My love of my grandfather's generation. and. My granddad was a gun in the second. World War. He was a builder forman. And then he eventually became a faith either when my grandmother who died at. Fifty. He never remarried and his final words were. A magazine win while and. What was actually effort? F-. I'm. Agasi. And? He was one of the toughest guys I know he threw two fellas off. He threw two fellows off a bus wants. For swearing continuously swearing in front of women on the bus, he lifts, she physically threw a muffler back of a bus. and. He was just one of those. Those men that the I like the Camaraderie of men I like the company of men. Don't get me wrong I love women very, very much and nine Oregon with those animals. But I, think the camaraderie of men when I came to Vegas I dreamt of the Camaraderie of that the pack in the there was a simplicity to having a scotch or descend to go good conversation with a fellow. Even, if you get emotional, they get marginal and there's no judgment. And there's A, there's A. STOIC. Understanding that does not in in any way bleed into your masculine, is he or stats okay to be that way. When I first met, you said Ib. He's be cool to hang with I. Hope Easier for well, who'd be Calang with? You know do she pulled through the we've. We've him ready hangs and at, and that's good I. Think we've had some the ham legendary hangs up and even like. You. Know Making the lobby Las Vegas video and and just doing things that you're just not do that 'cause. That's I love that video. Lovely Las. Vegas. This was about two thousand and ten for us. And I got a call on my side, but I got a call from somebody saying asked if I could. Take Part in a lengthy project at Caesar's Palace. And I, said, I couldn't they instructed me to go buy a certain type of jacket which I did and I still have. A from Brooks brothers, which is an open in Las Vegas. Anymore. Great. Teddy boy kind of. And, we went down there and and you were cutting a the Euro de Las Vegas Song. Lovely. Las. Vegas. grumpy. I'm proud of that Song I. Think you know reasonably Las Vegas is because? You know the things that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas Vivas listen. Don't get me wrong I love to. But there is something about when you when. You know people come in here and do four shows and they call it a residency. You know. Exactly. On the resume. But as a lot of people that that pisses law people off you know I am a resident of Las Vegas end and I feel that I wanted to write song the actually. Captured. The charm, the community, and the history Howard Hughes, will these references I using that song? And I feel. It was on Fox five. Ten Years I. Think I was. Down there. as their theme song. That happened immediately familiar with one year. I hadn't theme song of Big Entertainment Show here and to have you. Come to the show I. Think you were the one of the first if not the first person to interview me in Las Vegas and then. To be in here, eleven years later as friends and Know that we've had that memory and. We go. Until we've been going to troy seizes making that. Video. and. We finally messing around welcome just. Because it really was everything that you always can we play craps? Let's find. Like show goes and lots of people might blocking off the casino and just it was exactly how you want be and that's part of a member you and I share together. So I love we ended up on the roof at the end we did, and again that's funny. You say that because that's truly one of my favorite times we used to go on people watching Musa. Go on to the roof off to my off my. My my show, we were not allowed to technically, but they turned a blind night and and that she where they filmed hang up, we would go on. Very very good Butler blue label or something. And, we would look at a lot of laughs, but I, remember we're walking through there. It just felt like we're the reservoir dogs inside casino. When it was, it was the reservoir dogs rat pack. He was a bunch of lads the and ladies that wanted to have a lot of fun and. Some some of the stuff that didn't make into the video. There's quite a bit of Shannon's were probably Beth best left. Not to say I did this erupting with? He? Did he yeah. Right. I was a little bit after that. Yeah. The Surat commercial that was PDD who else in that Aaron poll from breaking bad Michael. Moore who he williams from empire. Chad mcmurray P.. diddy. Obviously 'em right scorned. You Got Frank Vincent who I loved. Procedure. How did they? How did they? Get you to do that commercial. It was crazy. I was planning to roll out a hole in London and I was GONNA stay a couple of extra days after. The royal APP. And just taking the city and actually romancing coal. And said, do you how do you feel about leaving tomorrow and I'm why she said P.? Did he wants you to be in his video. To be the Surat right pack. So the founder of pussycat dolls and your friend comes with us, she says, and he loved my style, I mean, he Janney I So I said yeah flew back that night. I had two hours sleep. And then two days straight. We were drinking throughout rutger. With the Hollywood elite. To this day I, still think it's one of the best. It's not the best liquor. Commercial ever made I think the long version of the Surat. RATPAC. Yeah. She checked on Youtube is as. One of the coolest if not, the coolest. Commercial I've ever seen. Yeah. Let's talk about where you are in the in the current time horizon We're going through all. Of course, we've been referring to the Kovic shutdown and what we've been doing, what What is your stage career look like in Las? Vegas. Now no-one a preface by saying I know when you made lovely Las Vegas. I understood at that time that I wasn't just a song. You were here for the duration. You really wanted to be part of the city in years later you are. Now, where do you go from? Your, most recent residency, the Mirage at the former one, oak room was relaxing you, where are you looking now and what is the expectation for you to get back? Doing. What you do. a Mona speak about where I'm going to be ending up. That something that's very, very obviously very personal and in private industry. No, I'll have a very good idea Jimmy. but I I will say that. The show remorse amuse incredible in the fact that. It. Was a real. You know I had passed off and I had great witnesses and and my show goes abandoned. To have a cloakroom and it was really is very, very useful room and. To me. It's the best version I've done so far. That being said. I don't see too much that being said I do believe that needs to be a certain level of respect for us in this town. This time will not survive on restaurants alone. Absolutely, facts I, think one thing realized about. This time is that people wanna, come see shows. And the biproduct he's going to dinner. but the event is the show and. I'm very, very proud of the musicians in this town. And I have genuine love for musicians. Artists performers in his town that I even haven't. I haven't even met. I just have a lot of love within my heart because. Out, what we do is comes from such a place and it comes from such a want to express. And? A deep need to transport people into a bad place where they don't have to think about their bills or the illnesses. All Juarez, and they come and we and you try to pull people. And? I don't think. I think this town has treated artists with the respected is in what way they haven't given us any information. we're expected to turn on a dime. Some some mice in this town don't have a global grab audience. They don't well. Listen. On Mona say who I was. I was very, very famous manager. He said you're not gonna I'm not Nah. I do think the is needs to be communicated with and we are, we are part of the four walls of the casinos that wherein And? I do believe that communication is key, but beyond communication. I hope that this town on a corporate level understands how vital. Artists, and also is slapped me that die might say out loud because I'm I'm radio I'm I am unafraid because I can I can go and sing and I am be doing this for the rest of my life. But there are also things that the Vegas Basin detainees that need respect from the full woes in which they You know the answer tax to I. CAn't. I can't agree with you more on that and I've. Pre. Cova. It's been even trumping that I think that artists should be compensated outside their ability just to make a profit inside their particular room on a particular night, and they always said that their marketing budgets should just look. Pay the, pay put band, put that guy on salary and just do it and don't worry. Receipts at the end of the. Yeah, right nailed this but all the risk is on the is now all the risk goes on the manner. She's having your cake and eat it and I. Hope that you know I'm working on a few things from working on a few things where it's agile and it's going to hopefully to. Give artists in this town, and beyond other options, you know the very very I'm this argument could be one of the most important. It was in my life. I'm working I've been working tirelessly on this deal anchor, and I am truly truly doing blood component involved live performance is going to. Get you're GONNA you're. GonNa be is is really really extraordinary but you want to be based in Las Vegas Lose I'm not sure I'm not sure. I. Make London I'm talking to a casino I'm talking to a property in Dubai right now. also in London and. So I don't know where I'm going to end up Obviously. The TV, shows on the on the on the horizon as well. I really feel. Now I've done with my life and I wanna be a somebody in these town control and get things done and have a frank conversation because I knew I, know we've set. We've talked about it, but I really really want to stress the fact I won I. Hope that the artists a- communicated with with more respect and we realize that yes, show the shows and entertainers is not just sing is the I mean. Mean the entertainers and the diversity of entertains. This town other reason people come here yard. It's part and you don't realize how prominent it is US come check, they call it the entertainment capital of the world. You don't realize why until they're gone tiller, not performing an of the hotels opening your link, where at least with me, where's the heartbeat of this place? You know I'm walking through one of these properties. It was really something missing here. What's missing is I'll tell you what's missing is back in the day. The presence, the casinos the. The, the the the big executives, the smaller executives Would really love would love their entertains. Yeah, and they would have a pool. for one of the ocoee be one of the biggest manages. On the planet asked me Gino's going on. says, Alah. That's the kind of person. Usually has the answers from they're asking the questions me and my you know what look one thing that has happened in and the answers I get when I pursue. This stuff is from from the people who run resort companies and independent hotels we're waiting for the governor to give us the go-ahead we're waiting for the to. To to say that, it's okay to stage live entertainment Okay. How do we convince the the state in this instance that we need to to really make entertainment a priority? How do you make that case? You had governor, Cecil, exe sitting here I, would, what would your message to him be okay. is in mostly light if you forgive me for this Asa. I the foremost, we need intelligence stimulus packages for self employed subcontractors. We need intelligence than US patchy so that. They can indeed be ready to turn on a dime light light. Arrogantly, let people will expect the Law of entertainers, just BITs, unindicted at she go back to work because the volume by definition by definition. The entertainment industry depends on volume of people. So you need numbers to make sure that the bottom line is covered. So I would say you need intelligence amuse packages that the actually cater to towards Entertain. Is I'm GonNa, rip the band aid off and let people know that the music is in made for free. You can't leave. You literally can't do a show unless you have a set number of people in the room. If you don't have a set number of people the room you literally lose money. That's why you need. Help from the casinos to create awareness and I see a low of. Of dollars and sense going into the big is coming in for a ninety two. But the is that keep the town alive. Weekly, the budget simply on there and I would say to the governor that. To actually have a forum. With entertainers enact she. So he understands don't get me wrong. He is along play and I think he's damned if he knew down if you down if he, he's very, very, very, very hard position, I, think he's handling it well, I think that this town of all towns needs to be extremely safe. So the public feel safe to come back to a town that's based on mass bodies in mass amounts of public, but I don't think there has been any discussion. That solely looks after the entertainers and in not just the entertainers let myself that has a name. There are people at my band and like my my dances and and the Che's the ashes, the depend on ice a person like myself turn up. So in my room thirty, six plus people you know to run the place and there are many people there's shows the take one hundred and fifty people is. To expect them to just come back, those people are currently thinking about other cities and other other forms of revenue and other careers and rightfully. So when you see something like you know the climate here in Las, Vegas? When you see something like I'm thinking about some showroom exit that or might a right now in limbo, I'm thinking about something like legends I'm thinking about the human nature show at the newsman at Sancho room for several years at the Venetian. When you see the uncertainty of those proven brands around Las Vegas, are you skeptical that the city can really return to form from from your position as an independent? He is nice. Yeah. About myself as is because I, just I'm just that guy if I'm not that guy I shouldn't be here and I'm not I understand. And I don't mean that way I, just know why do it's an? Due to an audience on a level of as an entertainer, I'm not worried Now. Do I worry. About. Having enough. People in this town to actually make a showroom or thaser. Or stadium viable. Again, I. Worry about that because I think he will come back but I think that. You know we are apparently last on the list. It's an understanding the entertainers and shows they're last on the list and. I understand why. But again, why are we not having intelligent dialogue with people at myself? Other stains with the government with you know. Know State. When the state mandates made and nobody's included and your just literally swept under the Rug I. think that listen I have other things going on, but I have a deep and I mean deep. Love. You Know How much I? Love Las Vegas. I, feel part the community here filling throw on a philanthropic level. I do my very, very best is. Dan. So I like to feel I. Feel that I have contributed pause payment. That's why I am not very impressed. I am not impressed with the way that. Entertain is certainly, but the people also help us go on stage and. Keep, the city alive. There has been no dialogue for us and and to to put on a wound the there's been zero communication. So we actually so black, most of us we want to prepare has nothing to prepare for that was kind of the next question I had for you was. How would you prepare? Let's say you were given the go-ahead say okay. Let's say in six weeks, we're GONNA, have a Matt, Goss Show in Las Vegas and and we're going to allow you to be on stage. Have you gone to that level of how of figuring out how you would just logistically present a performance in this environment, how you would tell people would be seated? How your own band would would behave? Well, would you be able to say, here's my plan, the other leave. I won't change the win the other day and they took my temperature at when I walked in eighty, they didn't per things. As I walked in. So I was scan real quick. There were like five of us won't see him one, two, three, four, five that seemed very logical to me that we were scanned like, but we didn't know we being scanned So that seems like that kind of technology where you can actually walk in. There were five six of us we walked in. Nomo, obviously, we had masks on. That kind of technology. In the immediate future is the way anyway, I, see things working where people can walk in and you get stopped immediately if this was the which potent are the win when? Oh. Yeah. So that made a lot of sense to me, but the sad truth is the set youth is is you're gonNA come back to the same thing. an any the Golden Knights. Let myself like. Many other venues, you need the numbers in the room. To cover costs. So therefore, show can pay for the band for the dances for the ashes for the scary for Metro to come in and do a sweep. Of the venue safe. There are so many so many variables. I don't think unless we have intelligent dialogue. With the people actually do it. It will get work. This is There's some an expression I should say, so I'm going to say this sometimes a five figure guys decide what the seven figure guys do. We had a tiles wagging the dog a lot I. think that you know have a conversation. Let's sit down and come up with the solution. I don't think he's Dr Driving. Driving show is a contained environment. Watching. A contained environment like you livestream I believer of livestream. Big. Believer, rice dream but I do I. DO I think it needs to be done? Well, yes, I do. But I think that what I'm focused on right now, and I really mean why folks on right now is to try and create a way where we can actually monetize. Music and performance again where. The artists have. Feel they have. Some rights back, they have some value back. I feel very strongly about this I. Do on the I wanted to ask about your recording future I, think one of the recent conversations that we had was you in Luke, were working together or planning work together again. Is that still in the on horizon is without, absolutely, we are I mean. We're both Ryan My birthright songs we plan on comes it. We must be pining. We're planning tour to toll this year back to the big big venues that they arenas. Right? But I'm also I've just also said, yes, to a big massive. Hundred plus thousand. GIG In March next year in Germany. So I'm still planning things. They're gonNA, Avenue Festival in. Germany. That exer- March? Yes. I'm planning on things but. You know I really am trying to also be pragmatic. In everything I do because I'm not very one thing I. don't like his speculative business. uh-huh. So. Busy business let one of the things that knows me. It really annoys me because I don't want. Well, what if we did this? We do that in his amount of what are we doing? Yeah. I wanted to go all. We do now and then we come there we go back to what we said before. This is a I do think. Leadership on on the way we're handling would really help. On all levels like this is not a political thing is just the delivery. Literally the delivery of information we need to know where we are I so that we can and we need to sit down with the people of you know what we're doing. With governing bodies that that can actually make decisions fights so that we can move forward, but we're not, there's no dialogue right now, there's more dial between me right now in me or any other entertained or head of a show or headline the with anyone sees that a lot of trial and error with with live entertainment. You know people trying to announced something that's GonNa come, and then the state steps says, no, no, no, that violates her they'd there is something going on in the state shuts down bars. You know there's always you know a a an effort is. Planned or is made an shut down, I'm think about the Fremont Street experience, for example, they we're gonNA bring back live entertainment on their prominent Fifth Street, Third Street, main, street stages, all those and refers street stages. And they were going to return entertainment, they had announced it. You know we're going to have these bands. All cover bands in the atmospheric, the Rock and roll stuff, Zoe and everybody was getting ready to perform again and. Four hours after they made that announcement, the the state came in and said, no. This is where I think. This is where his governors in between a rock and hard place. Right? This isn't. This isn't some unknown town in the middle of the does. This is Las Vegas. This is the end stand capital world for e plus million people come through here. So. Our mission must be to get back to that place. If we mess up the problem is. We are under a microscope. Yeah. More than any say in the in on the planet when it comes to. The Ma-, how the massive people are coming at Ya and that's part of the reason people come here because it's just like nothing else on earth if you mess you up. For the sake of some. Of, some bit rock and roll on one St. You can have effectively change. Multi multibillion dollar city The a multibillion dollar city that needs to get back on his feet that will not say the sea. So I do believe again to be pragmatic. It's get it right to make sure that the global and it's another one of the cities that is global city because we are expecting visitors and we need as global citizens back. But Laney's feel safe that we as a city as entertainers, journalists, governors making good decisions. So that's where I think that that is that that way in other words, the cost me lies that give course that would be nice that moment but would. Could possibly. Create something where people get sick and all the perception is, whatever is whatever your belief system is on this whole Kobe. I personally being cautious I am personally being mindful. I'm not living in fear, but I am being mindful. So I, think. Whether, we like it or not. We have to say the Strip. And say the Strip, we have to make good decisions I think so far. I think firstly on a on labor community, as Vegas has been incredibly responsible and I think. So. the governing bodies Wendy. Think you'll be performing live again. Next you. Thanks for twenty twenty, twenty, twenty s really about Mesa, and other things. You, know I have ironically signed some deals and A. Offers and I'm very, very lucky. But you know a lesser collaboration with baby by the way. Are you guys? GonNa continue on in any way? Yes, I. Love working with baby face has been a friend of mine for many years and ironically also plays at the Mirage. But yeah, that was that was lucky. We did it two weeks, two weeks before the lockdown just came out and then I was lucky enough to raise enough money we. HELP RAISE ENOUGH NEWEST FOR FORTY FIVE THOUSAND nurses and doctors it was in. Whatever's in UK. What was the the The organization, it was front front frontline workers. They always NHS. Ambulance workers, the frontline workers, the nurses, the doctors everybody is just just. So we provide meals, lucy four thousand meals during Kobe. So. That's how I gave all the proceeds to. A MAC would andrew who bogo bites and he would personally deliver those meals. And that's again, it gave me a sense of purpose during. The high of clube where I wanted to feel even from here I wanted to give back. So that was a that was a nice thing to be involved with. What's the next move for you, Matt? What's what's Your Nah? I think I can honestly say I've got. My play is completely full projects deals. Documentaries TV shows TV shows. The music, music is the love of my life but I just haven't felt connects to seen as much lately because. I begin become so accustomed to change in the shape of a room. My fans will tell you that we we We. We transport each other. I can't. You've see my show. You see what happened very loyal. They fold you all the way that it was. So you leave the show in certain way. Now, it's always been a great hang. You know thing it's just been. You know you're gonNA, have a great time. You know and see some top level performance. You know what I like about it really aside from the ascetics is at your originals fit. So well in the classics that you have chosen, there's no drop. The quality of the music, a lot of performers wouldn't be able to do that. Do you miss pain there? Is an original off the latest album. You know that deal. Co Boy, you know call me when Sinatra back in the set list or something like that, but you know that's that's important especially in Las Vegas. The day. We met people very of the show for example, or but I think that you know. It took me thirty two years that she say that a massive. Why do in Muslim across when it comes to an audience I've never felt more at peace and more lax. The most peaceful place on earth to me is being on stage. But I think that. right now. PM? Condition. Mental. Health. Listen people connection with people. That is where my heart It was connected and also. Business. The business that I'm doing is exciting about a great team around me a really really loved around me that there's been a a sense of circling the wagons lately It just by definition being an honest we. We think a little too much sometimes and we. We kind of. Boreholes with ourselves and. I. Think That's when I have learned during this time. Surprisingly. Who Cares and just people checking a you? Okay. And Yeah. Do you need anything important that people that you wouldn't necessarily think and I? I? Always say actually when I do my life Korea strongest friend because that's the person that usually is not Ganor Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Anybody listening to this. Cool. You'll strongest friend. I will tell you this. I've been I have tried recently to jump in your edgy lives, but I'll try again, I'll try and get their there with you. Yeah, and also everybody fully follow Johnny hats on on Instagram is such such a wonderful guy, and he's been my friend for many years is interviewed Countless Times meant and many these. Yeah. We we got to know each other a lot on twitter to remember those days of. Uh Plastic I of lead on. Twitter. It's Gosse Time Gus Gus tastic. Thanks. Analogies and you'll. Catch `ISMs, I remember the news conference. He did at the at the Roman. Plaza Zone. Unit. You announced the the show at the at the Cleopatra's barge. On this? Yeah. Yeah, and I was sitting in the front row in the dirty virgins were out their plan and and you stopped and you pointed me so I know you through your tweets. It'd be out with right up front a turnaround like, okay. Guilty everybody or twitter was such A. How? How you doing during sounds. By definition again, what you do is you cover entertainment and you'll now needed To cover entertainment so well and thoroughly and Yeah, I. Thank you and. I am what I've been saying is that the entertainment is different performances are down but performers exist you know? And so you know we might not have the Matt Goss show going on right now as we know it. But Mac God's still around and still needs to be accounted for. That's my thing right now and I tell you. I have more work right now than I know what to do with I can't even explain how that is, but there's more more things going on out there and I've only missed the accounted him up the three days this year of the column in print and to those days I was driving back and forth, Idaho to see my family and I couldn't ride the other day was mother's Day, and my mom wouldn't let me write mother's Day. So I was in Idaho. It physically prevented me for the fair. Yeah. She's still as grounding rights. I didn't know this. Brilliant grounding right some quirk in the in the contract. But that's it. Yeah. I love what I do. Though UNILAT- I know no matter what to do. and. It's also some people. The. Saints in the you are you are. The person. You are say that you live, you don't just not just the it's not an act I. Am that personal station, you all the person. Yeah. People see I think trying to be the same everywhere needs. Yeah. Like that. But I think there's an oath oath insists the about the paradise that we like. Like when you're singing, you can't pretend like you know the lyrics you have to know. You know what I mean whether it's your song or somebody and other. If I'm wearing a suit, it will be a wet dinner they holding. Yeah. Yeah. I. I just felt that there's no costumes with us. I, get it now only on Halloween. Right MG. Well, I will continue this conversation with you over the foreseeable future. You being back on stage and doing great things artistically doing great things and conversation wherever you do it and I'll be here every step of the way you know that. Thank you brother and I just want to say as well. First of all, thank you to my brother, and it's good to actually create a friendship within work and also to this lovely town Las Vegas Thank you for taking me under your wing and just the, let's go to bed every night. Peaceful with peace in our hearts and nine tomorrow, we will be a better day. Well. Set. It to music. Thanks once more to Matt, Gosford joining us this week on podcasts. We'll be back next Monday and every Monday. So be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. What is happening in the column? You might be asking yourselves well, read about Joe and Jessica Trammell. Odyssey. The biggest entertainment couple has had their RV, full of personal belongings stolen from their Las Vegas home. They had planned to tour the California coast with their three children. Instead, they are looking for the whereabouts of this RV which had been outfitted as their permanent home. The Downtown Vegas. 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Explainer 176: Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

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07:42 min | 1 year ago

Explainer 176: Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

"In addressing inequality quality it seems a straightforward indeed elegant policy. Take stuff off people who have a lot of it and give it to people who don't have any of it however anybody certainly any government proposing such a measure would do well to heed the immortal wisdom of H L Mencken who wants observed that there is is always a well known solution to every human problem needs plausible and wrong nevertheless the idea of land expropriation has returned to the public discourse in South Africa a panel assembled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the idea has returned a proposal recommending in limited circumstances the seizure of land without compensating the owners. We should no longer be afraid of this process of having to change the land ownership architecture in our country. It is here and it is here to stay. It is going to happen land. Land ownership has been a persistent issue in post-apartheid South Africa and not without reason a quarter of a century after the racist monstrosity of apartheid was formerly dismantled white South Africans who comprise roughly nine percent of the population still own seventy two percent of the farmland possessed possessed by individuals as an illustration of the lingering effects of systemic injustice. It's hard to beat this by lament is rare opportunity unity to redress on this past wrongs to allow the natives who have lost so much to reclaim the dignity. <MUSIC> BIC by kitching our land back no law shall. We be treated as life in our own land. Never Ramaphosa's panel has proposed seizing land which is held for speculative purposes land which is occupied and worked by tenants and land that has has been abandoned it has also suggested taking inner city buildings owned by absentee landlords for obvious and understandable reasons these these measures will go over well with a significant proportion of South African voters especially those who have lately been tempted away from President Obama poses his African National Congress now very much the Party of South Africa's establishment and towards the radical firebreathers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters Party not who nearly doubled the parliamentary presence in last May's election the F. F. led by Julius Malima who might be charitably described as uncompromising uncompromising in his general approach favors wholesale nationalization of South Africa's land. You'll say I thought what colonialism we wanted decolonisation yet yourself party or Lord Boorda's in Africa what is being proposed by President Obama poses panel is significantly less than that but it is nevertheless significant as it stands under section twenty five of South Africa's Constitution and the government may expropriate land but is required to cough up just and equitable compensation there has long been chat about amending this his clothes and or concocting some legal argument that in certain circumstances just and equitable compensation might amount to nothing they is also a growing body of opinion in our country that the constitution as it stands does not impede. beat expropriation of land without compensation that expropriation will be popular in some electorally important demographics is beyond doubt and that is very usually the clinching argument in matters of politics. Although some polling in South Africa suggests widespread unease with the idea of no compensation factor less often subject to rigorous scrutiny is whether or not a given policy will actually work and where expropriation nation of land is concerned. The are some discouraging precedents and if you WANNA see the inroad of what you want to do today most infamously in the early years of the twenty th century Zimbabwe's then President Robert Mugabe ordered the seizure of white-owned farms and they're transferred to black ownership good have looked at what happened in Zimbabwe. Remember signor Robert Mugabe went down the same road was he also did in so doing was effectively <unk> demolish. Zimbabwe's agricultural infrastructure femme production plummeted by two thirds in less than a decade and Zimbabwe's economy collapsed alongside to the point where the country had to abandon its hyper inflation stricken currency in two thousand nine. Zimbabwe issued a one hundred trillion dollar banknote note which wouldn't buy a phosphate. They're actually doing the opposite non Zimbabwe. 'cause they realize the folly of their ways. South Africa is not Zimbabwe's and Cyril Ramaphosa Hosa is not Robert Mugabe but the <hes> some similarities many years after the end of white minority rule things remain extremely tough for many among long South Africa's black majority the unemployment rate in South Africa is a staggering scandalous twenty seven point six percent even higher among youth who. Who are increasingly drawn to the E. F F and South Africa is as Zimbabwe was an apparently attornal one party Democracy Ramaphosa a post has big problems and the means always tempting of making big gestures in response. If this Kevin was serious about restitution and redistribution we would speed up the hundreds of thousands of land claims that tremaine unprocessed in South Africa that is what it serious party would do if it was kid about land performer land redistribution the trouble is that property rights matter they are along with free and fair elections a free press judicial independence and the rule of law one of the crucial differences between functional society and a shambles property rights are also in this specific instance crucial to the foreign investment which South Africa urgently requires. Nobody is going to buy something if they're not sure they will be allowed to keep it and in fact we have said to those who are investing in no country that they shouldn't have no fear that the land property is going to be expropriated while the proposals of the presidential panel panel commendably constrained they will prompt concerns about these slipperiness of this particular slope they are of the ways to redress economic imbalance and historical injustice. The President Ramaphosa will be wearily aware that they are often more complex and long term than understandably impatient poor people would prefer he could of course set a personal example his own farm. The in Taba Neo near state in Malaga Province is reckoned at five thousand one hundred Hector's plenty to go around for monocle twenty four. I'm Andrew Moolah <music>.

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#A316 (Auger effect to augmented reality)

The Dictionary

11:56 min | 1 year ago

#A316 (Auger effect to augmented reality)

"Hello you lovely words. Thank you for joining me. Yes I am taking a risk and I am recording a fifth episode in a row. I can't believe it today. Is Is December twenty first and you know what that is. It is the winter solstice. I hope you know about it but if you don't It's the shortest this day of the year after today. Everything looks up. We get more and more light every day until June twenty first ish and then it goes the other direction but now things are going to start looking up. Don't you hate it when you leave work and it's like four pm or whenever leave work and it's dark already. A that is the worst worst. Okay the first word for this episode is Auger effect capital a U. G. E. R. Second Word E. F. F. E. C. T.. This this is a noun from nineteen twenty eight a process in which an atom has been ionized through the mission of electron with energy in the X ray arrange undergoes a transition in which a second electron is emitted rather than an X. Ray photon called also auger process and this is from appear via Auger Agir maybe he died in nineteen ninety eight nineteen ninety three and he was a French physicist yet his name is probably we are. I don't know what that scripture was. So we are going to move onto auger electron or maybe Agir Electron Oh actually really. OJ OJ. That's how it's pronounced because it says that okay so that was Oj a effect and this is OJ electron. This is a noun from nineteen thirty nine and electron emitted from an atom in the OJ OJ. Ajay effect and next is OJ electron spectroscopy. I know this words. Just say get it out of your mouth all J. Electron spectroscopy. This is a noun from nineteen seventy an instrumental method for determining the chemical composition of a material surface by means of analysis of the energies of OJ electrons emitted from the surface called also OJ spectroscopy. That is not in the dictionary. Next we have the WORD OUGHT A U G H T. It is the I form. It is a Perron Pronoun. I guess that's says P. R. O. N. It is from before the twelfth century number. One we have these synonym anything number. Two synonyms are all and everything as in four ought eyecare also is in for ought we know no So basically means like we know everything I care about everything and I will throw out my own two cents if you throw when n at the beginning that means not Which is one word for zero So it basically just means nothing. So we'll we'll get to that and IT'LL I. I expect it to be the opposite of this one. This is from old English I wit eight W. H. T. which is from a A which means ever plus wit which means creature Or thing creature or thing so basically it it means Everything everything ever every creature or thing and there's more at the words I a.. Y. E. and white W. I G. H. T.. Now now we have the second form of art. It is an adverb from the thirteenth century. It is archaic and it means The synonym is at all now. We have the third form of ought it is a noun ferrum eighteen. Seventy two one we have these synonyms zero and Cypher. C. I I. P. H. E. R.. Or would it be sicker. I Dunno number two is Archaic Synonyms are non entity and nothing So it is interesting We'll get to the Animal Gina. Minute number three is plural. So what's the first decade of a century. And but yeah I guess now that I think about it ought I have heard as zero not think also zero but let's look at the etymology because it says it is an alternative of the word not an A. U. G. H. T. and it says resulting from false division of a not so I guess in the evolution of that word it just somehow got turned into ought but I can't wait to get to the word not and find out what that says. Okay next. We have Ajit Ajit a U G. I Thi this is is a noun from eighteen. o four one a usually black or dark green mineral that consists of luminous pyroxene and is found especially Ashley in rocks number two. We have these synonym pyroxene or pyrrhic. Seen One of those Let's see autistic is an an adjective and it says this is from Latin auditees or audits odd odd auditees something that means a precious stone and that is from the Greek auditees not is now we have augment. It is the I form. It is a verb for rum of the Fourteenth Century transitive definitions is our first one to make greater more nerve numerous larger or more intense as in the impact of the report was augmented augmented by. Its timing weird. Examples people number two to add and augment to number three we just have the synonym supplement. As in augmented her income. Now we have the transitive definition which says to become augmented. You'd finally we have a synonym for all. It is the word increase augment her spelled with an E. R. or an are is a noun and the etymology says it's from Latin Augmentin which means to increase from Algeria which means to increase. And there's more at the word EEK e. k. e.. Now we have these second form of augment it is actually the so the emphasis is different. It this one is augment the other one was augment. This is a noun from sixteen seventy one a vowel prefixed or a lengthening of the initial vowel to mark pass time especially in Greek and Sanskrit verbs. Could you please give me an example. No okay thanks now we have augmentation. This is a noun from the fourteenth century. One a the act or process of augmenting. One be the state of being augmented number. Two something that augments synonym is addition. Now we have augmented give. It is the I form. It is an adjective from the a fifteenth century one able to augment two indicating large size and sometimes awkwardness or unattractiveness. And and it is used in Used of words and fixes and compared to the word diminutive now we have the second form of augmented entity of it is a noun from eighteen o four and augmented word or affects and I need to figure out where we are going to end this episode. We're going to do there. Were coming up. We're coming up. It's coming up to the end. Where did we leave off? We left off there now. We have to go to the word augmented. This is an adjective from the fifteenth century. In italics it says of a musical interval. So that's what we're talking about. The definition made one half half-step greater than major or perfect as an augmented fifth. Okay so in music the Let's see how can I describe this quickly. A normal fifth would be a C. and a g Those would be two of the white keys on a piano. The Sea he is the one to the left of the two black keys and the G. is basically four steps up so they are five five have notes away from each other essentially maybe And so when you augment it you take the the fifth and you raise it up a half step so you would take it to a g sharp also called a flat. Does that confuse. You probably saw an augmented fifth. I think is a C.. And a g she's sharp Or an augmented see augmented fifth. That's what that would be okay. Moving on to augmented Matrix. This is a noun from from eighteen. Sixty one a matrix whose elements are the coefficients of a set of simultaneous linear equations with the constant terms of the equations entered in in and in an added column and finally for this episode. We have augmented reality This is something that has gotten a huge huge in the last couple of years and I don't think it's going away Definitely not going away not at least for a long time until something better comes along. This is is a noun from nineteen. ninety-three have a tickle in my throat it is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device as a smartphone camera. Also the technology used to create augmentation reality and my two cents is that it is abbreviated as a are and I actually just saw video today where I think Google has In their phones or some of their phones they now have the ability to create depth information. Because I think their phones have multiple cameras and so they can tell how far away things are Which is very cool for augmented reality? Because that means the thing that they put in there for instance The one of the examples they showed was a cat a digital cap walking around Your living room say and it now knows where the catch should go. Oh and if something is in front of it it knows to put the thing like a chair in front of the cat. It can do that on the fly. It's crazy Also they showed pictures or showed examples of like Josh so many different things like things rain literally rain and It the rain looking like it's landing on the right spot Given the distance away from you it was super fascinating aided so I will maybe pick that as the word of the episode. Let's see Yeah let's pick augmented reality as the word of the episode. It's it's very cool. I I have have back and forth feelings about it Technology algae in general so. That's it thank you very much for listening. I hope you have enjoyed your winter solstice. Hey if you're on the other side of the world if you're in the southern hemisphere like Australia and New Zealand This is the longest day of the year for us. So sorry it's just GonNa go downhill from there But I hope if you're enjoying your warm weather you idiots. I want your warm weather all right thank you and goodbye.

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S13E35  Opposing mirrors

Ubuntu Podcast

36:44 min | 5 months ago

S13E35 Opposing mirrors

"Thursday and welcome back to this season 13 episode 35 of the abun to podcast. It's Tuesday the 17th of November and this week we're going to be discussing Community News and big Tech news headlines and joining me this week our Mark. Hello. Hello. Hello. How are you worn out? Yes funny. You should say that there seems to be a lot of that going around Alan. How are you? Are you worn out wage? I'm full of beans. What's up? Yes, so Mark, why are you feeling worn out? Oh, you know winter and everything else. But you know, I've been doing things to help me. Stop feeling quite so worn out like installing openmw. What's up? What's openmw? Yeah. Well, there's a game called Morrowind which for thousands of Skyrim. It's the granddaddy of Skyrim the Elder Scrolls 3, and there is an open source re-implementation of of the game. If you have a copy which you can get off steam or other places, you can install openmw and you can run it under Linux using the original data files. Nice. Now last time I tried playing this was several years ago wage and well everything launched and ran there were still quite a lot of rough edges. For example, you'd have characters walk up to you and start saying something but their lips wouldn't move which was a bit jarring for Thursday the original game but these days it's, long Leaps and Bounds. It seems like they basically got to the point where they're now just fixing the bugs which are in the original game. To make sure they're not this one. So yes, it's been a long time since I've had a playthrough. So I thought it was time to to give it another go. I find this all re-implementation is a game super fascinating like emulation. I understand like emulating the sound Hardware in the CPU in the registers and all that kind of stuff. I can understand that because it's very much your boss got a blueprint to work from because there's a processor there and yeah doing whatever that process is a real implementation is like it's another level cuz you know right in the thing from scratch based on the behavior of the original game. Yeah, there was there was one of these I found actually for the original Diablo game where they'd found in the PlayStation Port they'd left the header files in her. So they you ripped the game and then they basically found the signatures for all of the functions that the game needed and could then re-implement it completely from that. Wow. Yeah, that's amazing. Very good song. Alan Are you full of beans through some sort of product sponsorship or maybe fortunately Hines know I just I'm just had a good day today so off for you. Yeah, I've been sharpening my knives really should we be concerned you're not about to put your murder gloves on our yet. I'll save those for another day. No, I you know how I am a massive fan of where the youth hang out on Tik Tok and I learn about all my recipes and all the things I need to buy from Tik Tok and I have bought things that I've seen on Tik-Tok. I may have mentioned this previously. I think it's some kind of midlife crisis, but okay. Well, no, it's just it's it's a recommendation engine. It's a long video recommendation engine what I see as and I saw a video where someone said this is like the best knife sharpener in the world now, I have no I've sharpness. Okay. I have a stone and yep. I have this plastic handle thing and on the end of the shaman like drag. Yeah the knife through but you have to hold onto it with your hand in it like shuffles around and it's it's not brilliant. So I saw this video and I thought it's just this flannel. So then went on everyone's favorite not favorite online purchasing solution thousand and found this item and it has skyrocketed reviews loads of people have reviewed this thing. It's like four plus stars for a half or so Stars thousands of reviews and most of them are quite glowing. I thought well, I do need a knife sharpener because a couple of weeks ago. I was wandering around the shops and I went into a kitchenware shop and I was looking at all these lovely Japanese steel knives Chef collection and there were hundreds and hundreds of pounds and I thought oh one day I'll treat myself some really good knives and I thought they'll just get blunt like they do off. I will once I've currently got and then this thing popped up on Tik-Tok, so I brought it and it is correct. It is the best knife sharpener. Not that I've used every knife sharpener in the world. But of the three phones I have used this is the best one is amazing. How does it work differently to the others? It's got a suction cup on the bottom a little switch. You put it on the desk and then you flip the switch and it sucks itself to the desk. So you don't have to log on to it. And then you just drag the knife through it much like the other one. I've got the hand-held one, but this is better and yeah, I sharpen my knives and sure enough. I've got two cuts on my thumb off two versions. Like I'm so used to having dull knives like dragging a knife across. My hands isn't a problem but now it is and I've drawn blood twice this week as a result of this which is a mark of success with this is good. So I'm also in the market for a knife sharp and I have been for years and it's been a vetoed purchase and I was going to ask if you had a link to this and I see it's already in the show notes. So anyone listening to this also in the market for a gnome. Open Ur link to this in the show notes eight quid bargain insta purchase. I shall be making I should be putting my requisition order in triplicate after the week after the podcast. They may go out of stock after our show. You never know. Well, yeah, I mean, yes, all of our tens of listeners will snap those up in no time at all. I'm sure I don't know. I hear them the wireless earphone purchases went through the roof after a couple of shows back. There were at least two pairs. But yes wonderful, right? Let's get on with the rest of the show off. Okay, so it's time for some Community News and I see this week that Thunderbird are higher Josh. Yes. They are looking for a software engineer and a senior software engineer the skills predominantly revolve around deep understanding of web Technologies. So, you know your htmls your JavaScript and your CSS and then a demonstrable knowledge and proven track record with C plus plus home. So will have a link to that in the show notes and both positions are remote to develop a position says that knowledge of C plus plus is a plus. Yeah thought you I thought this was interesting because you know, we keep hearing about how fun bird is, you know death's door and yes it is. No it isn't. Well, they've got some money and they're dead. Hiring a couple of Engineers to you know, help maintain the things so that's gotta be good. I don't know how many Engineers they have working only currently maybe these are the engineers that are going to be worth in front of it. I don't know me either Allen Philip Roche who is Connecticut employee on public cloud has written a blog post about using snaps to package the software old and I can relate to this, you know, how usually we espouse the virtues of using snaps to get the very latest bleeding edge versions of stuff. Well, it can also be a good for preserving things like old software that you still want to be able to run and Philip took my lighting some examples of old software and there's plenty of good examples of this lighting a shutter for example was basically abandoned the screenshot software off. And was kicked out the archive many distros like Debian and likeable to have requirements for the software to be well maintained before it's allowed to stay home archive and some of the software just gets booted out the archives. So a user who's running one version of Debian or Ubuntu and upgrades after six months finds that some of their software disappears because it's no longer maintained and no longer available. And so this highlights the fact that you can repackage existing software up to keep it working and because even if you upgrade the operating system off the snap is built against a version of core which runs across any release of Ubuntu. It means that it doesn't matter if you upgrade your OS you still get to keep your applications that you installed on the previous version. So I thought this is quite cool cuz I I do this I like to preserve all software like this and I know we hear a lot about, you know, people who like fast-moving rolling release distros, cuz they want the all the latest stuff as far as Is it can come in but it's it's a a failing of sort of desktop Linux to not be supportive of old software. You know, there is lots of software that's come out over time that you know some some of its proprietary and you know, you simply can't install and run it anymore. So it's a valid property of snaps to be able to preserve that old software and continue to use it. I've I've not published it for obvious reasons, but I've made a snap of Adobe Reader 9 that my wife uses because it's supports the secure form signing thing that she has to use as part of her role as a volunteer in the library. Yeah. I've I've made a couple of snaps of month old games or software that's hard to build and it's good to keep it keep it around and some of them have got like a few hundred installs, you know, there are people out there who Who like these things some of them are somewhat academic there's a snap of Mosaic the web browser and composer but then that's software preservation, you know didn't write the song. It means that you can have an example of that software and you can say this is a piece of software history and you don't have to go and dig out your ThinkPad running Windows ninety-five to be able to show it to someone right away or I mean for open-source stuff you could build it but then you discover that the the things have changed in GCC and you can't build it with a modern GCC. So you have to go and get an unlocked version of GCC which and then you need these old libraries and they conflict and you have to do it in a container because you don't want to pollute your system and it just gets hard. And so that's why I quite liked doing this is because it's wage allows you to preserve this old stuff. So yeah, I I relate to that blog post. Next up a bunch you mate 24.1 is now available on the GPD win Max. What is a GPD win Max? Well, I'm sure Mark tell us so GPD are known for their games devices to handheld games devices and their Netbook style devices and this is the amalgamation of two of those things. So it's a netbook form-factor laptop with a built-in Xbox games compatible games controller. So it's designed to be a portable PC games system and it's rather good ships with Windows by default or is it ships with Windows 10 home by default, but they contacted me and asked me how quickly could I make an urban to military for it and I said, it would probably take about a week and do you send me one? Well, yes, in fact the remote arrive wage Markedly quickly, they contacted me and I sent them my details and it was here three days later from Shenzhen baking. Yeah. Yeah, and then I I made the the image on a Saturday afternoon took a couple of hours. So it's a rather Nifty little device. So it's got a one of the mobile Brands but it's a a quad core i5 processor or 16 gigs of RAM and a 512 gig nvme SSD and it's the new ice Lake I think so. It's 10:00 nanometer CPU with the New Jersey Iris Pro 9:40 i g p in it and it's a 1280 by 800 built-in display and even has a thunderbolt Port so you could plug in an external, you know, graphic Saddam came and it's got wait a minute my 5gb you into this thing. I'm going to stream that on later this week. So yes down by my feet. I have my EGP You and I'm going to put a 2080ti in that and then connect it up to this little thing and see how it goes. So this isn't you know, this isn't when you said you're a netbook form factor isn't that sort of a $200 net books that we remember from years past. This is actually a decent mobile device. Yes. It doesn't seem to other than you could you could argue that maybe the screen resolution. The internal panel screen resolution is a compromise. Yeah, that's mostly because that resolution can be driven. It can run games at Bap resolution. Well if it had a like a 1080p panel in it wouldn't be as good and it also helps that the battery life which is I've had just shy of fourteen hours out of mine off is the claimed battery life, which is kind of impressive to put that into context. It's got a 57 watt our battery in it, which is the same size battery as my XPS 15. Is it like very birth? Big it is quite thick because it has it has quite decent Cooling in it because it's obviously got a fairly poke processor and quite a decent integrated CPU. So it does have to integrated fans in order to keep it cool. And obviously you like hold it is the thing you hold? Yeah for the controller. So that makes it warm. Anyway, it's their retail home about $900 unless you were a crowdfunder backer and if you want to see one in the flesh, so to speak I did a live stream on Twitch a few days ago where I am sort of showed what it looked like and then I I plugged it into a capture card and actually played some games on it and we did some benchmarking and saw you know what the performance was like, it's lots of fun and I I walk I see that Igor has been up to his old tricks again and was reprised his role as author of the popular snaps per distro and he's written the 2020 edition of this. So Alan I imagine you had a dog? Can put in this together as well. No, I didn't say this, but I find this interesting. It's it's something we thought might be an interesting thing to publish a year ago and we decided not updated see if the data changed and it was just to see do people using different distros install different software and well-organized. Yes Coleman things running through like it's interesting that you you can see certain applications across arch-mage Debian Fedora manage our own ability certain applications just show up on all of them like Spotify. For example, whereas others are leasing to show up on certain ones. Some of those are obvious and you can kind of explain them away like canonical live patch only really works on a button too. So it makes sense that that snap is is installed onto a not any of the others, but it's interesting how Lex D shows up on Santa Claus. It makes you think well where the people you sent us mostly not on the desktop mostly in the server environment and if they want to containerize their stuff, they might use it XD to do that. And so I fight I just find it so fascinating to like Ponder what these people out there are doing with these different distros and using the four different things cuz it's not people don't use them all for the same thing. They're not all the same purpose like a person who uses Debian isn't necessarily the same as a person who uses a bun to Arch, for example, indeed and Alan what else have you seen? I have seen off for the desktop team have been very busy. I I love spying on the desktop team. They're one of the few teams that I keep an eye on em, I don't work on that team. But the reason I can spy on them is because they publicly announced what they've been doing each week, which is just brilliant over on the one to discourse. There's a thread Staffing Each week and each person just as a little post. It should be 3 or 5 lines if just what they've been doing and it's a lovely little window on that team of the variety of things the desktop team does and it's not just you know, we packaged at gtk thing or we updated some packages here or there. There's like I did some investigation in this bug and I work down on this piece of new software or you know, whatever it might be. I find it a fascinating window, especially as most of the entries have links to either bug reports or source code repository so you can actually see what they've been doing and I love this if nobody else reads this I love it. So I don't really care if nobody else reads this I enjoy seeing this and learning about what goes on inside that team because I think that's one of the things that people don't realize is what goes on inside a distro you off. Well activities actually happen to get that thing out of the end of the day. So yeah, I find it fascinating and you might too so you might want to click the link in the show notes. Yes. I enjoy reading these obviously but it's yeah I can imagine why you want to yeah, but it's one of these one of the ways that we try and do everything transparently and openly the other thing that we do. In fact, it happened earlier today as we're across this is we have a weekly team meeting on IRC, which is our bug triage meeting and it's an hour long and we go through all of the tracking bugs off all of the supported releases and we make sure that they've all been assigned and that they're being progressed appropriately and will have links to any that stand out as not being assigned and you'll see the conversation about who should be assigned this who's got time to do it and then we go and update Launchpad, you know in those bugs. So that's another place where you know, you can also follow along with like, you know the grind of actually track Bugs going back over, you know, three supported releases. We're now into fall of supported releases at this point in the cycle. Right and that is the end of the community news off. So here it is. It's now time for the big news Tech headlines or something like that and I was delighted to see that GitHub has reinstated youtube-dl. Yes. It seems like there was there's quite a story to this this development isn't their home. Yeah. Well, yes there is and it I'm surprised that it actually required the intervention of the e f f to actually make these points, but the long and short of it is that the the wage for representing the youtube-dl developers and they put forward a rebuttal against the riaa's claims and what have a link to that document in. The show notes, which is only a few pages long. Yeah, it's quite accessible. Yeah, and it's very understandable. You don't need to be a legal eagle to you know, pick it apart. Like the the PDF is hosted. Yeah, and please read indeed. So it basically states that youtube-dl doesn't violate any copyrights or any mechanisms that protect content and actually spells out the the whys and wherefores of why that's the case in their thing. And then it also mentions that there are a eyes circumvention claims really pivoted around references to copyright content in the youtube-dl source code which were in one file and were part of the team sweep. So this is part of the integration tests that actually go and drag some things down off YouTube in order to make sure that the software works correctly. So I did see some people at the Times sort of birth. Commentate that maybe having links to commercial music videos was unwise and so the YouTube DL team have changed all of them test cases to reference appropriately, you know licensed content in their test cases, but nevertheless that wasn't grounds for you. No copyright infringement. So yeah, the e f f completely dismantled the our eyes claims and it's back the repositories back online. I did notice way back when this first kicked off Nat Friedman the CEO of GitHub actually joined the youtube-dl IRC Channel and had a conversation with them. So you could see GitHub were invested in fixing this problem when it first happened. They didn't just shut it down and walk away know and so they've got a blog post as well which they've titled standing up for developers. Which yeah. Yep. Interesting as well. Yeah, they explained why you know, they had to initially comply, you know, they have to honor these laws and it was clear from the writing in this blog. They had concerns about this up front but were following due process. But in any case and also the in this blog post from GitHub it they recognize the many legitimate uses of youtube-dl some of which they claim include, you know, being able to download stuff to change playback speeds for accessibility purposes off. I'm preserving evidence for the fight for human rights a leading journalists. In fact, checking and downloading Creative Commons license videos, which of course is a perfectly legitimate. Yeah. I'm a requirement. So yeah, so it's good to see it back and it's good to see that drama has resolved itself. Neatly and the the snap is now available again wage. So Alan arm-based Max are upon us. Yeah. Yeah. So recently the Apple announced at their most recent virtual event high production value virtual event 3 new devices MacBook Air MacBook Pro and Mac minis all with so-called Apple silicon CPUs as in not in a relaxed eighty-six, but arm-based CPUs kind of iteration of the mobile CPUs that they've been using in iPhones and iPads for a few years and they've started being delivered so you could order them and now people have got them in their grubby hands and apple made some bold claims at this event about the performance of these devices saying it's faster than the Intel devices and longer battery life than the Intel devices. And of all the reviews I've seen so far. I've seen four reviews and all of them say, yeah, they're right the batteries last longer and they perform better. They're better at doing basically everything off which I think I surprised a few people because you know, there's this common belief that an arm processor is low power, but also, you know, it hasn't got a lot of grunt off and so I think it was surprising to a lot of people that these these things actually perform pretty well. Yeah. I mean, there are arm processors in their arm processors cuz when people do is they license the architect of reference from which means they can basically extend beyond it in any way that they like so it's not just taking an SOC off the off the chef and using that in their device. They can integrate all of their other stuff what I have I've also I was surprised by the reviews I've seen so far in that the performance claims seem to stand up dead. Based on the testing that I've seen so far at least until you get to 3D GPU performance and then it's not so not so great in their sort of saying that that will be wage, you know, an area where things improve iteratively in future revisions. I think this is going to I mean, you can't deny that, you know Apple are influential when when they make a move the rest of the industry is is short to follow. I'm sure we will be seeing more arm-based devices Beyond just Chromebooks off more plentifully in the coming year. Maybe it's going to be interesting to see what those devices actually look like in terms of performance and what they're running because I mean, yeah, you can bring out an on a laptop with an arm chip in it, but Apple have control of the whole software stack as well so they can optimize everything off. Run on that Hardware whereas, you know, it's not quite the same story on more general-purpose devices. You people might try and follow and say yeah, we're doing harm to look at us. But actually that's why runs doesn't deliver in the same way that runs on these Apple devices does yeah and and you say about you know, the software stack and the hardware snack. I mean for me now apple juice is the only proper computer company that exists now, I mean the last the last proper computer company in my opinion was Sun Microsystems because they designed and made their own silicon. They made their own software and they made the computers. And now this is a return to you know, a proper computer company that does all three of those things in in what Apple does cuz IBM it just took the process of selling off their silicon Division, I think so it's interesting what they've thrown into this this is there just a first generation like so this is only one model. AdvoCare one model of MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini they're all powered by the same chip. Although there's two variants seven core GPU and an 8-core GPU and you can fax or 16 gigs of RAM and all three of those models. No doubt. We'll see probably later in the year. Probably next year em to rm1x or whatever is going to be the next Generation which I took as more RAM or more GPU calls or higher clock speed which they don't really talk about and so there may be the next generation of laptop switch off even faster and even faster and you know more powerful and more more able to do those GPU workloads that perhaps the first generation art, but still it's just one out of the gate. It's pretty impressive stuff. Yeah. It really is that there are a couple of things that gave me cause for concern though, and that's that the memory is in boy. Grated on the soc. So if that is a model that is followed by wannabes who are also making, you know devices like this in the future it really you know, life is another step towards, you know, limiting the serviceability and upgradeability of you know computers for the end user which it's already that they're already sold it on the boss. So many there are yes. Yeah, so it's not far off that no, but it's very much like the mobile market. Yeah. Anyway not wanting to be outdone. I've ordered a a knowledge-based Lenovo, which I'm going to be running a boon to on and going to join this on based workstation Master race, and I shall report back. Mark I saw a story on the BBC website, which I thought would be interesting to have a chat about Martin. You've been telling us recently about the amazing Broadband speeds. You've been getting since you upgraded to two fiber. Yes, I get on a good day about 500 megabits here now. So there's there's a story about people living in more rural areas of the UK and use their struggles to get similar speeds to their house because you know, a lot of areas, I think most of the UK now benefits from some style of what's technically called Broadband but a lot of those it's a d s l and especially in more rural areas where you're a long way from The Exchange that can be pretty slow and there's some stories about people who have been trying to get the companies who manage the infrastructure. So in particular in the UK, there's open reach which is an offshoot of BT who wage Manage that sort of shade infrastructure which most of the isps use and people trying to get open reach and BT to install fiber or just fast bound to their homes are seeing some quite large quotes landing on their doormat one guy in Cambridgeshire was trying to get fibre-to-the-premises in Stone Street of 17 homes. It was quoted a hundred thousand pounds and there's also actually a government scheme called the universal service obligation, which says that if you get less than 10 megabits per second, and then they will contribute to the first three thousand four hundred pounds towards Getting It upgraded so someone in Cambria thought they would take them up on this offer and go to quote for having history of about 7 homes upgraded and was created a hundred and fifty thousand pounds. Isn't this just the economy of scale if you just log If you it costs a certain amount to run the cables out to a remote location, it's nobody's done it before you've got to dig up a huge amount of Road lay all the cables have the engineers do all of that and all the testing and put the equipment in the exchange and put the equipment at the end of the street and you know run cables to all the houses. Yeah just costs money to do that. And if if you live in a city sprawl where the ducting full cables is already there and they just have to shoot the cables through it's easy and it's an easy money maker cuz as soon as you run a cable into a building that's got a hundred dwellings in it. You can make that money back over a a short period running a cable to a tiny little village to like seven houses in the street where you half of them are probably only going to be on whatever the minimum contract is. It may take you twenty years to recover that cost. Yeah, he does seem like from some of the breakdowns that were given for these costs. The majority of the of it comes from the Civil Engineering cost. So where you have to dig up roads and birth Down trees and so on right that covers you more than half of these big quotes because you know closing a road so that you can dig a trench down it it turns out is an expensive thing to do. Yeah. I mean that a lot of the cabling was done many years ago when the first cable franchises was set up like the area that I live in there was a company called n t l who did the cabling around here and there was other companies like Telly West and Bell cable media and like there were loads of little fiefdoms around the UK that did the cabling found. Those are slowly, you know merged and being Acquired and now there's basically two or three companies who own the cabling this story sounds very familiar to me because you may remember I was connected to the internet using a Wi-Fi, you know wisp provider and we were in the same position where there's literally a road that runs through our village and people on one side of the road have had fiber from BT openreach wage. Four years and if you're on my side of the road, there was no no internet for you. So a small independent organization came in and set up this, you know Wireless infrastructure for the other half of the village and since then Virgin of come in and they actually went through and they they ran fiber to the end of the pathway of every house on this side of the road. So we offer now that there's now a technological divide and where we were the impoverished low Broadband side. We've now got high-speed fiber from Virgin and the other side of got not-so-good fiber wage. So what's the solution for these these people with the big bills? So they what are they did move starlink? Oh, okay. Yes starlink is what? Oh, it's solid choice is is Elon musk's oh a billion satellites and in in the way around the earth and an oil the astronomers, but give everyone a wise. I did actually see em, Sorry about that where it's early users are reporting a hundred 50 megabit stable connections on it, which is impressive considering how it works. Yeah. Well radio, how do I pack and finally get her van Rossum joins a Microsoft. It's in retirement is boring news. The python creator gito has found Microsoft. He previously worked for Dropbox and Google and retired in October 2019. We have a very short retirement and he announced in a tweet. I've decided that retirement was to boss and joined the developer division at Microsoft to do what too many options to say will make using python better for sure and not just on Windows. There's lots of Open Source here watch this space. It's probably a month and year to retire really probably why it was a bit boring. Yeah. Why why stay at home on your own and do nothing when you can stay at home mom. Paid to work indeed indeed. Well, congratulations. Yes, right and that is the end of the big Tech news. And indeed that is the end of episode 35. Thank you all for listening next week. We'll be discussing things that we've been doing during lockdown. 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Big Proctor is Watching You (part 1)

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast

46:59 min | 6 months ago

Big Proctor is Watching You (part 1)

"Hello everybody, welcome back to firewalls don't stop Dragons I'm your host as always carry Parker and we've got another interview show for you this week and next it'll be another two-parter and we appropriately have two guests will have two folks in today from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and we're going to be talking about students surveillance something that you know is now kind of it all of our Lives now that we are working and learning from home our instructors or teachers. Our schools are employers are all wondering what we're actually doing at home since since they can't since they can't see us at our in our desks butts and seats. They some of them don't trust us and they feel like they need to be watching us for us to be productive or in the state in the case of students. Do not charge. And so instead of shifting paradigms on how we work and learn remotely they are trying very hard to make the old paradigms work by enforcing some really awful orwellian type measures to keep tabs on us and we're going to be using that word a lot because unfortunately it's it's helped repo long as I was looking for some interesting images to use on this one of the ones I ran across was, you know, Nineteen Eighty-Four was not meant to be an instruction manual and it's so if you ever read Nineteen Eighty-Four took it I I hadn't read it myself until much much much later in life, which is a not that long ago. It's worth a read then I try to watch the movie and I I don't know I guess it's just a different kind of style and maybe a little bit too artistic for my tastes, but the book was definitely worth the read it's it's short and unfortunately, it's just just kind of school. How close it is? I mean obviously it's not quite the same but I mean that the weird thing for me is that if you I'm sure you know, the basics of the book right big brother's watching you and and the the massive surveillance date keeps everybody in line. But the way they do it is through these telescreens which are like TVs that are in your house. So that means that there are actually a Corners potential of your room where they may not be able to see you. They might hear you but they maybe can't see what you're doing which is exploited in the book and you know when you're out in the street and you know, you're away from your telescreen and there might be others watching you but by the same but today we voluntarily purchase these telescreens and keep them with us at all times. These are our smartphones and computers as well as a laptops all have cameras and microphones and we have set up the perfect surveillance systems and gladly use them every day. Anyway, we'll be talking about that today. And also will run across one term which I have defined of a before but just really quick we talked about a Honeypot website. The idea of that is, you know, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar and we bought sometimes as a cyber security technique the good guys will set up fake websites or fake computer servers that look like they contain nice juicy information, you know credit card numbers passwords users personal information Etc. Or maybe I would corporate Secrets depending on what you know, what type of server we're talking about here at home to try to get bad guys to find and attack them so that they can catch the bad guys doing it and learn how the bad guys attack so they can improve their defenses on their actual service with the actual data package. It's a trick it's a sting operation basically. So again, you'll you'll have it you're passing reference to that and that's that's what they're talking about. All right real quick before we get to the interview. This is again national cybersecurity birth. And this month and this week the topic is securing devices at home and work and after the first part of this interview, I will have some tips for you from the National Institute of Standards and Technology nist off. So definitely stay tuned for that. You'll get that after the interview, but let's get into it. Let's talk with Jason Kelly and Lindsay Oliver from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Lindsay Oliver is the project manager for DFS activism team and she works on self-help resources such as the surveillance self-defense guide security education companion and stood among see in general. Welcome Lindsay. Hi glad to be here. And Jason Kelly guys, you have social media tactics and develops online digital advocacy and rights about various forms of governmental and private surveillance and tracking welcome Jason. Hey there Terry nice to meet you. Thanks so much really glad to have you guys here. This is going to be a great topic. And so first of all before we go there though e f f is just celebrating thirty years of fighting the good fight. In fact, I just got my special e f f challenge coin in the mail this week. I was very happy to get that. So congratulations on Thirty Years. Thank you. It's it's fun to be at an organization. That's often than I am. Thirty years is good for a non-profit. But yeah, it's that's funny. Looking forward to another 30. Absolutely. Unfortunately. I think we're going to need you guys for another 30. So glad you suck. So we have attempted to return to school this fall but thanks to the pandemic most instruction has become virtual. So, you know that's really should have caused a paradigm shift in our learning but it off it seems that many schools and institutions just can't let go of the you know, memorization regurgitation exam format. And so they've turned, you know, too Draconian surveillance software and services in an attempt to Proctor these remote closed book exams. And so like I definitely talked about that today first of all, how prevalent is this now is it happening often does it does a vary by region or whatever or is it different between K through twelve versus a higher education? That's a good question. Yeah, I appreciate that. You called these Draconian that's definitely a good description there right now primarily be offered to higher education students though. There are a lot of high school students that are you know, getting getting involved as well. Unfortunately being seeing these apps grow at their own schools, but yep. We've got a few hard numbers from the proctoring app companies themselves about how many schools they work with and how many tests they administer proctoru. One of the bigger ones for example says that they offer service to a thousand institutions in 129 countries. Yeah, so they're all over this isn't just you know, and this is a lot of this these numbers are I think primarily off before the endemic so they they say they've administered over 200. Sorry over two million exams a year. Wow, and then another source says that proctorio and Proctor you can find those are two of the big ones have administered about four million algorithmic tests in a year or something like that. So there however many schools and students that is obviously those numbers are huge we can we can't verify them because their Partnerships can vary across, you know campuses in schools and districts and states and then the private school ecosystem as well. And of course a school might have a contract With Proctor you or something but might not necessarily be using it for every test. But one thing we can tell for sure is that the use of these apps is growing. Yeah, for sure. So for the benefit of the audience of these things like actually work like what are the actually monitoring of what are they? What are they trying to do? Sure. So just to kind of break it down on a technical level remote proctoring tends to refer to a category of technologies that monitor students as they take exams or tests their purpose generally speaking is pretty simple to protect the Integrity of the test results, but in practice the mechanisms and the methods that can be used to accomplish this are pretty invasive and the data that's collected and in some cases shared and monetized be a third parties is really sensitive. So just to go through like a detailed explanation primarily the apps work by watching students screens watching their web cams watching their internet connection and watching their app usage to identify behaviors that are supposedly consistent with cheating dead. Or with identity fraud in the case of trying to get someone else to take the test for you and then lastly with content theft which I guess I don't know how big of a problem that is, but that's also one of the things that they claim they may protect against and they they do this using artificial intelligence or algorithms or whatever machine learning. They all kind of refer to it differently, but it all ends up being kind of the same thing that they've supposedly trained to monitor same actions during test-taking and so just to give you a list of kind of the items that they monitor they claim to recognize through the AI whether there's anyone else in the room if the student is looking direction of other than the screen if there's anything on the screen that shouldn't be there like a text file with answers or something if there are noises in the room that shouldn't be there. If the student is using an app that you know, it shouldn't they shouldn't be using to present answers or get help and they even claimed some of them to monitor whether or not students are using their phones to Google answers. They they do this by wage. Seating the questions from exams to Honeypot websites that they built hoping that the students will land on the website and then they'll be able to somehow collect that that student got that data. I don't know if they wage are using that like they're you know, they've written an answer and they're trying to determine if the student is using their answer or if they're tracking IP's, but either way it brings up a whole lot of complicated questions and then Lindsay lot of information here to say about what the data that they actually capture and retain. Yeah the data they capture and retain is mind-bogglingly comprehensive and super gross. I'm going to read off like maybe half of them cuz the list is like two pages long so it can include biometric data including identifiers that in some cases can be used to build biometric profiles of students that can include keystroke patterns, which is the way that someone types their fingerprints hand and knuckle prints or patterns voice print off. Face scans and those can be used in conjunction with government IDs and facial recognition software. I scans and behavioral pattern profiles of how someone else moves or acts and like the way that basically their mannerisms a whole lot of personal information, which is sort of the thing that you would expect from a surveillance company just like Social Security numbers contact information age and government ID information driver's license passport, like identity documents in general and in in some of these on some of these platforms. They actually do an ID scan like the the student has to hold up their ID to the camera and then also some really sensitive information such as age race gender your citizenship status disability employment status my goodness and a couple that I wasn't expecting like they have access in some cases to educational records from the learning institution provided to that testing really pass. Platform along with video footage and then the thing that I was really surprised at the depth and breadth of this information device activity so that can include the type of device that you're using the operating system that you're using your IP address and in some cases your exact geographical information along with a bunch of other system information often and information like browser types and who your internet service provider is along with browser activity data, including the pages that are off the referring and exit page URLs. If you were, you know going around on websites while you're using the proctoring platform. Oh my goodness. Wow, it's a lot. That's a that's a whole lot. My daughter is at UNCW and since we've set up this interview a few weeks back. She called me kind of in a panic. She had a she had a test and of course, they're mostly virtual there and wage. Her wife I was getting flaky and and then they told her she had to basically take a virtual tour of her room like hold the all the laptop up show everything. It's in the room that I guess basically to prove that there's no books out or other people in the room and her her ethernet cord wasn't long enough. I mean, so we were, you know going crazy trying to make that work. So obviously there there's people that can't even fly with that a lot of the requirements of some of these apps do have limitations that some students couldn't wouldn't be able to comply for, you know, economic reasons whether they just don't drive a laptop with a webcam or they don't have a good enough webcam or they don't have good enough Wi-Fi. There's in California, I think something like a million students and you know, don't quote me on that, but it's been a minutes to look at it, but it's some very large number of students don't have access to broadband at home, which makes this very hard. Absolutely. It's super gross and be yeah, that's that's certainly one word for it. Wow, that's super intrusive at home. I know as a software engineer that the kind of things that that software would have to do in order to be able to do the things you're talking about is is I mean, it's really Gotta Sink its teeth into your computer how hard is it to remove these programs when you're when you're done with them? So some of the platforms I'm going to use on Iraq as an example right now use browser extensions that can be easily uninstalled for the most part. You just you know, you download it from say the Google Chrome App Store and you can uninstall it, you know through your browser, but then there are others like lockdown browser. They are full applications that quit can require extensive device permissions and we've heard from some students that they haven't been able to uninstall lockdown browser specifically from their divorces and had actually a friend of mine had this issue. I had to resort to wiping them or in one case. I believe there they had to do a like a complete factory reset my goodness, and this is deaf. Something that we're going to be looking more into in the near future because that's you should have control over your own device. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. I'm actually not surprised that's the case because faith knowing what they had to do, you know, at least if I guess if it's a browser extension to ask for permission to drive you should just be able to remove it. You should be good to go after that. But yeah if it's a full-fledged application and there oh boy. Yeah, that could be a nasty. So you mentioned a few of these companies and I'm curious because I know that there's sensors privacy issues here. What else do these companies do they do more with this? Like it's not uncommon for example for companies to have one storefront that does this but and out the back door that they're also monetizing data and some other way. Yeah, so I'm going to I'm going to list off so sort of some of the main ones the major proctoring platforms are proctoru proctorio examity very efficient sprocket Iraq examsoft exemplified, which is right. Now being used for many of the US state are exams next week. Hmm honor lock and the responded sweets like six things wage that includes lockdown browser and respond as monitor. They all have a lot of functionality in common and you know, it's funny we've been asked several times which one is the least bad to which we've responded that they're all terrible, but there are some that are more terrible than others Trattoria and examsoft come to mind. But in terms of what else they do, they're efficient. For example, that's the company behind project rack and their exam identity verification software therapists. They also offer remote employee monitoring and and management software called remote desk job. They also have a recruitment and hiring software called Fresh higher that administers like candidate skill assessments and video interviews and you know, there's a couple more like efficient that have sort of branched out into other areas. But most of these companies they do specifically focus on exam proctoring but we are finding out about companies that are actually venturing into other educational monitoring outside of exams or are partnering with students surveillance companies that do things that don't have to do with exams like maybe they're continuously monitoring students on like their social media or you know, they're doing device monitoring while a student is doing their school work or or scanning or you know, blocking specific traffic things like that like the full ecosystem. We're also seeing some indication that there are companies that have repurposed spyware also known as spouse where that was previously been used by a bob. Users to spy on their romantic Partners. We're also seeing that those Technologies are being repackaged for use in educational or even home contexts like parents spying on their kids. So nice saying all that we don't have like a lot of specifics that we could really share right now, but we are getting information about them and you should definitely watch our block we're looking into that. Yeah, I will not be surprised if there's going to be some pretty nasty Revelations around that because it's just they can't help themselves. He's gonna collect all that data, you know, someone says well we can make money on that data and yeah that that just makes it even scarier. So you mentioned that there was a i involved with a lot of stuff other humans evolved to are there any of the Proctors or maybe after the fact that humans go off you any of these videos at all? Yeah, depending on the service level that you kind of pay for some of the apps offer live proctoring what they call live proctoring. So so most of em, App softer two levels of service. The first is this AI proctoring that checks what's going on on the screen automatically and flags things and in a second is is the live proctoring. Usually that's a person from the projects in company who sits in during the exam and but in both situations AI is involved. So if the school pays for the gold star version, they get a live prompter who can look at the flags that the AI is finding it records flags and they can watch those and interrupt the test-taker essentially to say, hey don't do that or something like that and they can look and see if the you know, the flag is supposedly an instant actual instance of cheating just a false positive did the Proctors the live Proctors are supposedly trained experts, but I looked into some job listings for the different proctoring companies and like for a company called examity for Constance indicates that you know, they're hiring part-time remote workers. They offer a short training class and then you can become a Proctor Proctor you some of the names for these companies will get into this Thursday. Or but the names they give things are so well orwellian or you know, silly in some cases. They're they're Proctors are called exam integrity and intervention Specialists and they they do require that they have some experience with phone or online customer service work, but that's kind of the level of of person that they tend to I think be looking forward to do these but then in either case whether you're using the AI monitoring mixed with or combined with the live proctoring the results then of the of the flags and the videos and the screenshot everything that the data all the data that's collected ends up with the teacher So in theory most of these proctoring companies get around the idea of you know, well are they could r a i could be faulty by saying? Well, the guy doesn't say if someone is cheating AI says Hey teacher you need you need to look into this and so at the end of the day teachers are supposed to be dead. To look and see whether the flag was warranted or not. But in either case the result is that the student is being policed by AI right? So the you know, the presumption a students will always cheat if you let them do it is not a new thing. I mean, even when I was a long time ago when I was in school there were definitely teachers that that kind of had that bent but it certainly seems that you know Pura a virtual learning seems to have exacerbated this and you know, I mean, you know doesn't the use of technology to prevent cheating and you know in the presumed a lack of Integrity that goes with that just incentivize the creation of more creative voice Dodge Jeep and gain the system. Yeah, that's a good question. We've we've definitely seen evidence that people are falling victim to the idea that cheating is going to increase if it's easier to do so the only data I found in looking this up was that there was no significant difference in students admissions of cheating in live face-to-face courses versus online courses, but I mean generally speaking. I think it's good to flip the dog. Round I think students and young people are really resourceful that this is a really difficult time. Everyone. Everyone has had to become more resourceful during the pandemic, you know in the past that might mean that students had had to take care of their family is go to an after-school job play sports and study their school work just before a test starts because kids are busy, right and for other students that might mean that they're more anxious and off they might be taking these tests and getting false positives just because of, you know, the amount of pressure that are put on them right now and when it comes to the technology, you know, in fact advising cheating, I mean personally, I remember looking at ways to download MP3s when I was in high school by using proxy servers. It is the late 90s just because I was trying to see if I could get around the internet filtering software, right? And I think that students are going to find ways to hack these systems, but that's because the systems are broken and students and young people are very good at pushing back again. The systems that they recognize are BS, even if they're just doing that a principal. So I think you know most people are going to agree that being watched by a i while you're in your own home is home vs. Right ten students students are they need to be given a chance to succeed without being surveilled and if they are surveilled undoubtedly some of them are going to push back and if they do find ways to push back and beat the system is just further proof that these foolproof supposedly foolproof AI systems don't work at all, right? Yeah, the reminds me when I was a kid, but you know when you might photo de when you elementary school or whatever wage is issue that little comb and right on the coma says unbreakable and that that was like throwing the gauntlet down, right? You know, that was that was a challenge so you touched on this page it but I mean, what are like the Privacy policies that come with some of these things like because in this case, it's it's the institutions that are the customer not the students, right? So it's not the students are reviewing this as a I'm not going to do that it's dead. So they don't really have a choice. So I was assumed that that probably means the Privacy policies are not to their benefit. Yeah, that's you. You're definitely hitting the nail on the head there. I mean, these are systems built for for schools not for students. So I mean, it depends on the data that they're collecting what what the Privacy policies state that they that the data is how long it's stored for and everything like that who has access to it, but it's just to give like a general rundown the live feeds and the data are obviously stored for examination later. So all those red flags that you know, maybe the video from the beginning to the end of the session the webcam video the audience all that stuff is stored for many of the companies the retention periods at least 180 days much of that data that's is also supposedly kept until the contract with institution ends, which could be who knows how right one one product respond as monitor. The data is collected and retained for five years at a default unless the educational institution requests wage. Shortened and then as far as who the privacy policy State the data can be accessed by of course, it's obvious that a big chain of people at the profit organization have access to these videos or else they wouldn't need to do the work that they're supposedly doing but then there's a lot of squishy language around whether third parties have access to the data companies claim not to sell it to third parties, but usually that means that they might suck sharing the data with third parties. That's that's a way that you know, a lot of companies Facebook. For example say they don't they don't have any. Yeah exactly. So that that level of exposure in third parties opens up test-takers to a lot of privacy and security risks and just you know, when it comes to kind of the honesty of these companies in in terms of what they do. I think it's important to look at some of the language that they use which is often misleading and a little bit orwellian to kind of describe the tech that they've built. So for example proctorio Says that they're they don't use facial recognition, but they do use use facial recognition. They use it to compare the picture of the exam taker to the picture on their ID. They just call it facial injection. So they they they want to get away with using some of these Technologies and and words that you know aren't popular. So they're just switch them with other words another really really upsetting to me at least use of language is that proctoru calls their video recordings end-to-end, but that it normally what you know, if your listeners are you familiar with with encryption they know that if you say the phrase end-to-end they they're automatically going to finish that up with end-to-end encryption. That's what we usually but they don't mean that their videos are end-to-end encrypted what they mean is that they're stored away from the the recording is the webcam and the screen for the whole testing session. So it's the beginning of the session to the end of the session. That's that's what end-to-end wage. Used to them so that that's infuriating. Yeah, you know, of course, you know, the only even with the best of intentions the the only way to really secure data is just to never collected in the first place. Which a lot of these companies have yet to figure out but there's already been a breach right as a proctor you I think had a big breach what what information was lost their? Yes, they did indeed that data base leaked it contained email addresses full names students addresses. Their phone numbers hashed passwords and the Affiliated Organization for the young students who were affected. Wow, but it wasn't only the breach that was really concerning Proctor. You did not immediately respond to requests from the writers discovered the breach. They Proctor you and other proctoring companies will need to like seriously Implement stronger security and better retention practices, and they're going to page. To learn to work closely with security researchers if they want anyone to trust them at all. Yeah. So you guys are this part? So what what legal rights do these the students have in these situations? I mean, I'm sure this is already come up. So, you know can they can they effectively push back against this surveillance on a meaningful way and for younger kids, what about you know, a lot of parents to the parents have any any say anyway to push back legally against this sort of thing. So I have to I have to do a sad cat here which is to say I am not a lawyer and neither is Jason. Yes Heller. Oh, no, understood. Yeah. So what I will Point too is it's a really good idea to become familiar at least in passing with a couple of federal laws in the United States that do apply here. But a lot is going to vary based on you know, where you live and and the local laws them. So like I'm in California if I was a student I might be able to use the California the new California consumer privacy out to maybe do some advocacy and and, you know have a legal recourse that wage. But the federal ones are kappo the children's online privacy protection act and FERPA the family educational rights and Privacy Act Coppa provide protections for the data of students under the age of Thirteen specifically around like, you know websites that are marketing to Children of that age or websites that may, you know, collect data of student or students under that age FERPA on the other hand governs the access to educational information and Records by like public entities such as potential employers wage publicly funded educational institutions and foreign governments. And a lot of these platforms are using a loophole in FERPA that I super don't like to be dead needed as school officials instead of third parties, so they don't have to get all of the permissions that you would normally have to get from students job. Were their parents if they're a minor to collect store or use this data, so I as I said, I'm not a lawyer so I can't provide really meaningful advice on this from the legal side of things, But the best that the best action that I've seen thus far in pushing back against this this creep of surveillance in schools is to do Collective action. And advocacy with folks who you know are associated with the school or learning institution that you go to that has that I've seen a lot of a lot of students really makes them change that wage well on just saw an article from you guys that have red again since we set this up that talked about several petitions at universities from students pushing back against us and some of them seem to be getting some traction. Do you know anything about any of those going on? Yeah, that's a yeah, that's a really good question. I think as Lindsay noted petitions have actually been pretty successful of course for every hundred years. Chen's there might be too that have an impact but you know when there are a thousand maybe a hundred will have an impact. So we have seen students successfully petitioned to stop the apps from being made mandatory. And for example, the it was the University of London that petitioned against the use of Proctor track and that University decided to move away from third-party proctoring A new age. They're proctoring in house. So that was that was clearer evidence that this works another petition at the City University of New York was supported by the University student Senate and other student body groups and off since the school to mandate that faculty and staff can't compel students to participate in online proctoring. So one of the things that seemed successful or or can can add to the success of these petitions and this Collective action is if you can get student government involved, so, you know, if you have elected bodies at a university, especially that are student-run and they wage Stand against this I do think that's that's going to have an impact as well as parents, you know, and like Lindsay said others involved in the organization. If if teachers are against this that that would obviously help a lot too long. Now you guys have the the notion of the Electronic Frontier Alliance, which is a lot of Grassroots kind of things. It seems like a perfect opportunity for some Synergy between you guys and and students trying to push back against this month. Yeah. Yeah. It definitely is we use the the folks at the FAA and the electronic material is that you mentioned are really good at connecting on the local level with people or you know institutions that are being affected individually in in the areas with the where they are located. We actually tend to I think I think we're launching a campaign soon. That's not necessarily off proctoring apps but is about covid-19 hands and that's being partly run by the folks who handle our Grassroots alliances in the fa wage. So yeah, there's definitely a I hate to use the word Synergy, but there is a Synergy there and we're we're hopeful that as these local groups that fight back against surveillance in their own, you know cities and states get wind of this. I do think that students could probably reach out to them and also frankly just formed their own groups, you know, a lot of are a lot of our EFA groups are student-run their Universe based on this is a good opportunity for them to get involved and and and form these groups actually in reach out to us so we can get them involved with each other. Yeah, absolutely. So we talked a little bit about a CCP in California and because in the United States, we have yet to put together any sort of a federal level privacy a lot with any decent and any decent aspects to it, but the the EU on the other hand life has been leading the charge a lot of this way with gdpr now, I don't know if you guys know but I mean, I'm curious to know how does gdpr handle this they still doing this there too and they find a way around that law or is this just dead? Possible to you. Yeah, so in in the EU the the way that a lot of these proctoring companies seem to be getting around the gdpr or off just handling. This is they are being designated as a processor of the personal information of the students and then the licensing institution. So like the university is the controller of the personal information that's been gathered and processed. So right now it's very specific. Yeah terms of art with within gdpr. Yep. That's that's about as far as we've been able to like figure it out for them. So far as the gdpr is very complicated. Yeah. Yeah. I did see just I think it was a gangster Dan. There is a a lawsuit that students have filed using the gdpr about the fact that they're not getting their explicit consent, but it hasn't gone anywhere yet dead. That's my only that's that's the only thing that we've seen so far as far as GDP ours usage. Yeah, and this is still relatively new. I guess at least on a mass scale and things do take time to kind of work the way through this wage. But yeah, so I'll be interested to see what they do. They're one of the things I was as I was reading about these things part of the sales pitch for some of these services that they give as you know, it keeps everybody on a Level Playing Field like we were watching a monitoring everybody but that makes sure that everyone's you know being held to the same strict rules. But as we kind of alluded to earlier, there's I mean there are definitely demographic biases invest either by income or a race or a physical or mental conditions. I mean people who are already stressed out about taking tests. I mean, this is just going to make it worse and you know talked a little bit about what you've noticed with that so far. Absolutely. So this is this is my one of my biggest phones to pick these systems and these platforms absolutely reinforced systemic Injustice at so many different intersections off. All right that wraps up part one of our interview with Jason Kelly and Lizzy Oliver on student surveillance and next week. We're going to kind of talk about how these surveillance methods disadvantage many different types of students and from all sorts of different backgrounds, either with different medical or mental situations or financial situations or just straight-up technology issues. It really puts a lot of people in a bind. We'll talk about how schools are actually forcing students to install a lot of the surveillance technology including location tracking apps on their phones and we'll talk about this actually compares to employers doing similar things with their employees and I'll ask them, you know, are we going to go back to normal after after this pandemic is over and of course as always I'll ask what we should be doing and what we can be doing to fight back home. So tune in next week for part to that interview a guarantee. You don't want to miss that. All right real quick. Before we go. I said I have some tips of the week. And again, this is coming straight from the national cyber security Awareness Month information and it is, so let me just read a little bit. They've got a flyer for this week's secure your devices at home and work. I'll read through their six tips and I'll throw in some of my own comments as we do. Here we go. So number one find out if your organization rules or policies for telework and make sure that you comply and obviously since we're talking about we're talking about work here but keep in mind that we're also talking about students here as well. So as a student obviously need to make sure you understand whatever these policies are when you're taking these tests. They're probably they're probably beating you over the head with them. But just, you know, make sure you understand that, you know, if you're if you're caught looking down or off to the side to any time it looks like maybe you're talking or you know, maybe you're in the background looking something up on on a webpage whether it's involved your test or not that might tip off some red flags and same thing if you're an employee working for home. And make sure you understand your employer's policies and it is a little different. You know, it's quite likely that your employer issued you a laptop or issued you a computer maybe just for this covid-19 while you're home and if you're sneezing, you know corporate equipment on on your home network or for personal use as well. It's at home. Make sure you understand. This policy is really well number to protect your computer Communications from eavesdropping off if you use Wi-Fi at home, and I imagine most people most of you do make sure your network is set up securely specifically look to see if it's using WPA2 or WPA three security and make sure your password is hard. Guess. So I think wpsweb protected access or what if it's Wi-Fi protected access. It's the security protocol that encrypts your Communications over there because Wi-Fi is it's radio waves off anybody close enough to you can sniff out those radio waves no matter the sound like it's a it's a point-to-point connection between your computer and your Wi-Fi router. They're they're being broadcast everywhere within wage. I think Wi-Fi can go you know 6,200 feet and if it's not encrypted anybody in that range could easily see everything you're doing now today. A lot of our Communications are over https, which means individual connections between your web browser and whatever website you're going to those things are connected that's good, but there are still lots of communications. Unfortunately on our computers either web browsers or sometimes just applications in the background, you know, checking for updates or sending stuff to the cloud that still are properly encrypted. So you really want to encrypt everything in the way you do that Hellman Wi-Fi as you used an encrypted connection technology, which is today. The best ones are WPA2 and the most recent is wpa3. So if you've got a modern Wi-Fi router you should have that option and you should definitely use it but that's only as good as the password. So make sure you're not getting a very simple password for that encryption either make sure you set a good password doesn't have to be crazy again. Someone's got to be within your Wi-Fi range in order to even attempt to attack it. It's not like they can do this from across the globe. So that you know, there's a little bit of a physical access or physical proximity aspect to any kind of packing that would go on your Wi-Fi. But you know if you're an apartment area or if you're a dense suburban area, we'd I mean just go look at your Wi-Fi right now and see how many different Wi-Fi networks you could you could possibly connect you when I do it here. I see dozen at least a dozen or more. So your neighbors could you know be accidentally snooping or snooping on your stuff as well? And also make sure you put a good password and it's not just your last name or it's not something that that's very easy to guess number three, if your organization has a VPN or a virtual private Network use that on your teller work device for stronger protection. If not consider using your own VPN, you can find numerous providers online. So I think this was really more place to work. I don't know that schools really need VPN a lot of times if you're on campus your kind of your own network. Anyway, either Wi-Fi or wired. So it's already kind of a private Network just like when you're at work, you're on the corporate Network and you don't use a VPN while at work, but when you're away from campus or away from work wage. VPN can help you connect to that school or business Network as if you were there and as a bonus in Crypts that connection so that nobody along the way your internet service provider or people in the coffee table next to you or any of the computers that you must Traverse to get to that Network can see what you're doing and and P. Those Communications. So few bands are good. If you work for a company more than likely than probably provided you with a VPN to use but if not personally I recommend there's there's there are several good ones that are a lot of ones that are not good but you know you get what you pay for in a lot of cases, which means I certainly would not go for a free V. Look at Express VPN or proton VPN or nordvpn and ORD. Those are some really good ones. If you pick one of those three, you will not go wrong. Okay number or if you're using your own computer or mobile device, sometimes referred to as bring-your-own-device that is in other words something not issued to you by your your organization or your school if you use an effort to lower wage Remote learning make sure you've enabled basic security features, simply enabling the password pin fingerprint or facial ID feature will prevent people from getting on your device. Should you walk away from it any pin or password you use wage should be hard to guess. So this basically mobile devices laptops smartphones tablets, make sure that there's a security mechanism on that is if it's from a corporation, they're probably requiring off but if not, you should you should be doing it anyway and again make sure it's hard to guess a lot of devices at the at least Apple devices come with like the default is a four number four digit PIN, which honestly isn't that bad because you can set the device up to automatically lock. If someone enters the wrong PIN too many times, in fact, if you can set up to automatically erase the device if they enter it too many times, I think it's 10 a.m. So many circumstances four digits is not enough because that's only ten thousand possible combinations and computers can go through those quickly. But if you've got a limit in a hard limited to a certain number of failures before birth Locked out that helps a lot. Nevertheless six digit PIN is better passwords. Even better finger print and face ID is is gotten pretty good as far as being secure certainly much more convenient than entering a pin. You'll need both. I think by default all devices require you at least have a pin backup. And for example, if you want to add another fingerprint or add another face ID or something like that that you need a kind of higher-level password, but face ID and fingerprint ID is usually good enough for for most of us. All right number five keep your computers and mobile devices patched and updated most provide an option to check and the install updates automatically enabling that option can be a good idea. If you don't want to check for updates periodically. Yeah. This is this is huge. This is key every opportunity you get either for applications or operating systems. Make sure you have them set up to auto update as much as possible. Sometimes they'll give you the granularity to decide whether or not you want to auto update with just security patches, you know, and other features and you know, no ma'am. Critical things you can choose to do on your own. That's fine. Make sure you at least tell it to automatically download it update security updates as soon as possible the bad guys out. There are really good about you know, once they heard of these exploits of quickly getting out there and trying to abuse them because they know that a lot of people have automatic updates turned on. So be sure if any chance you get on your mobile devices and click on your computers that you have have them set up to auto update their software wherever you can and finally number six. If you're seeing unusual or suspicious activity on any device you're using to tell her work for remote, remote learned that could be your computer or mobile device or even your home network ask for help better safe than sorry contact your organization's help desk or security operations centers to report the activity. So again that obviously applies more to people working from home, but it can just as easily apply to somebody learning on campus or trying to do virtual learning if you're if something suspicious is going on Thursday. Contacting one of the Sad Man's from your it department is a good idea had sure they would much prefer that you call them and make sure it's not a problem then to say that's that's probably okay. Keep going these big networks School networks corporate networks are so vulnerable because there are so many links in the chain. Basically every person every device is a potential weakness and a and a lot of times bad guys just have to find one so you don't want that to be you. All right. So that was from this good advice for our cyber security Awareness Month. I'll have more for you next week after the part two of our interview with Jason Kelly and Lindsay olivert. If you haven't subscribed now would be a good time to do that. So you make sure you don't miss part two and while you're there or even if you've already subscribed I would love to get a really nice review on iTunes. It really really really helps. So if you have a chance go give it some Stars if you really want to take some time and write a short blurb. That's great, but wage I'll be very happy. If you just throw five stars on there. We got some more interviews in the hopper will be talking with John Graham coming from cloudflare. That'll be the interview after this one. I'll definitely have to sneak as news show in between them because there's there's plenty of stuff going on and I've got lots of other interviews in the works and the 200th episode is coming up actually is not too far to be right before New Years. It's kind of a cool timing and I may have another really big get big guests for that episode. So you'll definitely want to tune that one in. All right, that's it. Thanks everybody for listening come back next week for part two of this interview and subscribe for a lot of great views in tips security tips and privacy tips every week from yours truly get out there and vote. If you haven't ever I think early voting is probably open in Most states at this point. Please get out there and vote is a crucial crucial actually no matter who you want to vote for. We've all got a we've all got a register our opinions and be active participants in the debacle in our democracy. You can go to vote. Org and there's a lot of grave Resources there including order to find your polling places how to register whether or not you can vote early how to get absentee ballots all great information there. There are several other sites as well. I'm sure e f f if you search for elections on the e f f. Org site, they've got great choices there as well. But every vote absolutely counts. I mean this last election was decided by very very few votes and very key places. So everybody's vote matters. Please get out there and vote. All right, that'll do everybody. Stay healthy stay inside as much as possible wear that mask when you go out flu season and it's coming up make sure you get your flu shot. You can get it for free at a lot of places like pharmacies and things like that. Just give them away a lot of cases this year. We've really got to be extra careful and we've got a try to try to stop the spread of this stuff and get past all of this Cove and stuff at least until a vaccine is widely available. Okay, that's enough. Take care everybody stay safe and until next week as always you don't get caught with your drawbridge down.

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"It's Merriam Webster's word of the day for September twenty third. Today's word is suffused spelled S. U. F. F. U. S. E. suffused is a verb that means to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light to flush is your fill. Here's the word used in a sentence from esquire by Jeff Gordon her the desert I still dream about from the summer of two thousand eighteen is a creamy you mean multi textured bon-bons suffused with the flavor of black licorice from Denmark. The Latin words fender ray an ancestor to the word suffused used by way of the Latins who food seuss has various meanings that shed light on our modern word among them to pour on or in as an addition and to fill with a liquid color or light that wells up from below Sufa under a is a blend of the prefix sube meaning under or beneath and the verb fund array meaning to poor or to send forth other English verbs related to fund d'auray continue the theme of pouring or spreading diffuse meaning to pour out and spread freely if US E. F. F. U. S. e. mean to poor or flow out. Transfused meaning to Congress has to pass from one to another and the verb fuse itself when it's used to mean to Meld or join with your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:39 min | 3 months ago

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"The merriam webster's word of the day for january sixteenth. Today's ward is if you spelled e. f. f. u. s. i v. e. if you sue is an adjective that means marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm or characterized or formed by a non explosive outpouring of lava. Here's the word used in a sentence from the new york. Times by john kerry monica lyrics like that are desolate a little tragic. A singing style. That's not overly effusive. We've used the word in english to describe excessive outpourings since the seventeenth century in the eighteen. Hundreds geologists adopted this specific sense related to flowing lava or too hard rock formed from flowing. Lava if you save can be traced five medieval latin adjective a food tvos meaning generating profusely lavish to the latin verb if food array meaning to pour out which itself comes from funder meaning to pour plus a modification of prefix x meaning out. Our verb issues has the same. Latin ancestors a person if fuses when speaking if you simply liquids can issues as well as in water using from pipe with your word of the day. I'm peter sokolow. Visit marian webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

02:10 min | 4 months ago

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"Maryanne what's word of the day. For december twenty four staying healthier is easier than ever with home cooked. Dinners from green chef. A usda certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with recipes for paleo kito and plant power diets. It's easy to eat well and discover new recipes every week that everyone will enjoy. Go to green chef dot com slash word of the day. Eighty and use code. Word of the day eighty. That's eight zero to get eighty dollars off including free shipping. Today's word is efficacious. Spelled e. f. f. i c. a. c. i o u s efficacious is an adjective that means having the power to produce a desired effect. Here's the word used in a sentence from ad week by scott over. Facebook also employs fact checking tags but there are mixed opinions about whether these efforts are efficacious or cons users to double down on their preconceptions. The words effective effectual and efficient are synonyms of efficacious. But each of these words has a slightly different connotation efficacious suggests possession of a special quality or virtue that makes it possible to achieve a belt as in a detergent that is efficacious in removing grease effective stresses the power to produce or the actual production of particular effect as in an effective rebuttal. Wile effectual suggests the accomplishment of desired result especially as viewed after the fact as in measures taken to reduce underage drinking have proved effectual. The last synonym efficient implies an acting or potential for acting that avoids loss or waste of energy as in an efficient small car with your word of the day. I'm peter sokolski visit. Miriam webster com today for definitions. Wordplay and trending word look ups.

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NPR News: 09-11-2020 3PM ET

NPR News Now

04:57 min | 7 months ago

NPR News: 09-11-2020 3PM ET

"Live from NPR news I'm Barbara Kline. President. Trump says the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain has reached a deal to normalize relations with Israel. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors begin direct flights between their countries. And launch cooperation initiatives across a broad range of sectors including health business, technology, education, security, and agriculture. Today's agreement comes on the heels of a similar deal between the United Arab Emirates in Israel it's due to be signed at a White House ceremony next week. This nineteenth anniversary of the nine eleven. Terror attacks is being observed in New York City at the Pentagon and in Shanksville Pennsylvania and is Teri Schultz reports from Brussels. Commemorations were also held today at NATO headquarters outside NATO headquarters stands a twisted piece of metal, a shred of the twin towers to remind all who enter how that day changed the world forever for one US ambassador to NATO key Billy Hutchinson was then a senator from Texas I will never come to eight forty six. Eastern Standard Time. I don't remember. Gathering, my staff together in the United States. Senate. And saying. We may be next secretary general, Jens, Stoltenberg recounted Europe's response. The attacks were only U. S. sword, but we were all its collective defense was invoked for the first time. NATO planes patrolled airspace soon, after would begin at NATO's longest military engagement the ongoing war in Afghanistan where Stoltenberg noted peace talks start tomorrow for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels Secretary of State Mike. POMPEO has arrived in Qatar for. The start of those talks NPR's Michelle. Kellerman reports the US special envoy on Afghanistan is hoping the Taliban Afghan government could can agree to a roadmap to end their war US own voice Omay Khalilzad says it will be a momentous day for Afghanistan when government officials and civil society activists including women will sit down with a Taliban delegation. The people of Afghanistan Demand an end to the war we support them. In that effort secretary of State, Pompeo is on hand for the start of the talks in Qatar Khalilzad says Afghans are in the lead, there's no mediator. The US is drawing down troops in Afghanistan and that plan is not dependent on the outcome of peace talks. It depends on the Taliban, keeping their commitments to cut ties with terrorist groups, Michele, Kelemen NPR news Washington. An hour before the close on. Wall. Street. The Dow is up eighty three points. The SNP is off six. This is NPR. Four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George. Floyd appeared in court today for a pretrial hearing a judge, her dog immigrants on whether the officer should be tried together or separately prosecutors want them tried together floyd an unarmed black man died may twenty fifth after an officer kneeled on his neck for some nine minutes? In south. Africa. A drugstore chain has backed down after an opposition party organized demonstrations against it stores over an online ad as Ishmael funded quayle reports. The ad for cliques stores described black hair as dry and damaged and white hair as fine and normal clicks booed the ED. And agreed it was a racist and offensive. The drugstore chain apologized awesome Africans and black women. In particular it will donate sanitizers and Sanitary Napkins to poor communities identified by the economic freedom fighters e F F. The company will also award scholarships to five students to pursue pharmaceutical studies in two thousand, twenty one, the students must be female black rural, and AIDS offense for NPR news I M is Mundi in Harari. Inflation. Rose last month. The Labor Department says the Consumer Price Index rose point four percent in August that's down from both June July. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news. This message comes from NPR sponsor three him who continues to expand production of the respirators. Frontline workers need globally and is on track to supply two billion by the end of twenty twenty more at three m dot com slash covid three m science applied to life.

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04:19 min | 5 months ago

Apple now under half of all podcast plays

"The latest from our newsletter pod. News dot net buzzed. Browns has shared the podcast apps on their platform apple. Podcast account suggest forty-seven percent of downloads spotify. Next twenty four point. Four percent and google podcasts. Third with just over two percent sprout tells us that half downloads. Come from the us. These are the lowest numbers yet for apple podcast from podcast host. Google play music. Podcasts appears to have finally been retired. And for the first time in eight hundred and eighty two days google podcasts. No longer has a competitor from google. It's time to remove all of those. Google play logos from their website. We never liked them. Anyway we've updated our special website at google play music podcast still a thing dot com Looking message fully in the running for an audio verse award for that it's sponsor bought which in we fixed space junk performs the sponsored ads. There listeners love the sponsor messages much. It was then the manage to get sponsor sponsored nominated advertising that people like whatever next you k broadcasting union beck two has launched a podcasting branch should help with standardizing pay and contracts role quarter published the second part of report about smart speakers and micro cast growth strategy saying that. It's time to figure out your at home audio strategy. Podcast hosts fireside has added support to get podcasts into amazon music and added an option for breaker listened badges. Well and stephanie. Combs is the new podcast content and partnerships director arun which runs the iheart podcast network australia. It's a monday so it's time for some textile. If you're wanting to upgrade your apple. Mac to big sur well. The script isn't yet but everything else appears to be. Though unless you know better this podcast is coming to you on big sur. Everything looks a bit different bit weird and they've changed something with this usb microphone and i don't quite understand but i'm sure i will soon anyway back to buzz. Sprouts new figures that i mentioned at the top of this podcast. We linked to the code that they use today to identify podcast stations. It's all free and open source on get hugged. Casta is a new sensor free. Podcast files are stored in the bitcoin s v blockchain. So nobody can delete your audio got an inapt re sampling service to keep your costs down to. It's quite neat. We've updated the open privacy section of our podcast pages to check for unique to domains. We link to a podcast with one more details about why you need to maintain the probably not a good idea are fades and podcast host. Firesides import system. Now looks for and obeys. The podcast locked tag. Welcome to have to the internet with the electronic frontier foundation that explores some of the biggest problems. We face online right now. That's how to fix the internet. Podcast mini series from the e. f. f. consider how current tax policy isn't working well for users and invite experts to join them in imagining a better future. The come up is new from the founder of rockwater. Chris irwin who talks entrepreneurs and executives who are shaking things up and building exciting new companies massive lazy ass whose co founder of. Vox is to leave the company but will continue to host the weeds and they just launched a mini series that next four years exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the incoming biden administration. Fittingly runs until inauguration day. What are the chances of that and finally wake up in the morning. Feeling like p. Diddy grab my glasses on out. The door gonna hit this city. Got a podcast on the way with the folks at iheart. It's called casher. The creepy and it launches on friday. Talk on the clock and the downloads won't stop. No ho ho. Who were who were who were home. And that's the nicest from subscribe at park. News dot net.

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#C124 (centrifugal to centrosymmetric)

The Dictionary

13:08 min | Last week

#C124 (centrifugal to centrosymmetric)

"Hello word nerds. Welcome to the diction re. I sing the same things every day. Why am i so obsessed with singing. Sounds and noises I don't know it's probably something from my childhood dictionary dictionary dictionary the dictionary. That's the theme song for today Okay the first word in this episode is centrifugal c. e. n. t. r. i f. u. g. a. l. centrifugal centrifugal centrifugal center are the british Like to say sinn. Centrifugal centrifugal That's fun This word often get confused with a believe another word which is near is later in this episode. Which is centripetal centrifugal centripetal. There may even be another one that i confuse them with but anyway let's talk about this one. I form adjective from circa seventeen. Twenty one one proceeding or acting in a direction away from a center or axis a way so when you if you spin a bucket of water that is centrifugal force or centrifugal force acting on that The water stays in the thing. Because it's going away from the center or the access rate right. I think to using or acting by centrifugal force as in a centrifugal pump. The re the synonym is f- errant e. f. f. e. r. e. n. t. f. four tending away from centralization. Synonym is separatist. I in the last episode. I've been watching the clone wars and there's a whole group of the separatists interesting. So does that mean that. They tend to way from centralization. They wanna be separate from the from the center from what is why. Where did the name come from. Why did they pick that interesting. Maybe they talk about that in the books which i have never read and we'll probably never read. We have an example as in centrifugal tendencies in modern society and central physically is an adverb Let's see this is from Interesting this is from the latin. The new latin kanter fu can ken. Goose which is from the prefix centra plus the latin garrett which means to flee so it's literally fleeing from the center and there's more at the word fugitive The word fugitive comes from fu gary. Which means to flee because fugitives are fleeing a rate second form of centrifugal noun from eighteen. Sixty six a centrifugal machine or a drum in such a machine So in drier that drum that that thing that spins is using a centrifugal force. It's a central piece in a machine. All right next. We have centrifugal force. Let's get more more information on this. It is two words noun from circa seventeen twenty one the apparent force that is felt by an object moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation and it says compared to this is the thing that i confuse it with centripetal force century peto centripetal force and. We shall talk about that soon. But first we have centrifuge centrifugation centrifugation noun from nineteen zero. Three the process of centrifugation centrifugation Okay here we go with the next word. It is centrifuge. i form noun from eighteen. Eighty seven a machine using centrifugal force for separating substances of different densities for removing moisture or for simulating gravitational effects. Man i kind of want to go into one of those machines. Where they simulate you know two g. three g. four g. I you know a lot of people throw up. But i would love to try that. I'll never be an astronaut. So i may never get a chance but that would be fun. This is from the french centrifuge. Which means centrifugal from the latin contra focus next is the second form of centrifuge it is a transitive verb from circa eighteen ninety five to subject to centrifugal action especially in a centrifuge next is central noun from circa eighteen. Ninety six oh. This is a long long definition. It's about sells. One of a pair of cellular organisms that occur especially in animals are adjacent to the nucleus function in the formation of the spindle apparatus during cell division and consists of a cylinder with nine micro to buell's arranged peripherally in a circle and it says to see the cell illustration which of course we talked about About a page ago. Two pages go. Let's see where is the. What am i on century. All central central. Where are you century. Oh so this would have been april third. luckily. I still have my notes there. it is number fourteen in just the Animal cell It's looks to me. It looks just like a little circle with a bunch of circles around it. But that's clearly not what that is okay. So that is a century old Let's see it's from the greek central or zentrum which means center next is centripetal adjective from seventeen o nine one proceeding or acting in a direction toward a center or axis. I got so loud there toward so that's why it's the opposite of centrifugal Number two the synonym is apparant a. F. f. e. r. e. n. t. for one of the in ones. The synonym was effort with an e. This is different with an a. So that's going towards the thing Three tending toward centralization. Synonym is unifying. And i'm getting hungry. I could use a grilled cheese sandwich. Central italy is an adverb. This is from the new. Latin can trip which is from centra prefix Plus the latin patera which means to go to or seek and there's more at word feather so it means go the center not fleeing the center. Go to the center. Why there's more at the word feather. I don't get that one but okay Is triple force. Two words now from sixteen eighty six. See this this is a fascinating to me. What forces at. How does that work. That makes things go to the center. We shall find out the force that is necessary to keep an object moving in a curved path and that is directed inward toward the center of rotation as in a string on the end of which a stone is world about exerts centripetal force on the stone a string on the end of which is a stone. Okay so you've got us a stone a string tied to a stone Swirled about but wouldn't that be centrifugal central centripetal on the stone. I don't get that And then it says compared to the word centrifugal force or the words. I find this. I don't get it. I don't get it. Don't get it but yeah no sometimes. There's a natural force that brings things to the center somehow uk next is centrist noun from eighteen. Seventy two number. One is often capitalized. A member of a center party to a person who holds moderate views. Centrism is a noun and centrist is an adjective next is central aid noun from eighty to one. This synonym is center of mass. To a point whose coordinates uh-huh here's a long definition. Let's get into it. Appoint whose coordinates are the averages of the corresponding coordinates of a given set of points. And which for a given plane or three dimensional figure as a triangle sphere corresponds to the center of mass of a thin plate of uniform thickness and consistency or a body of uniform consistency having the same boundary. That's a central aid. Next is centrum mirror noun from circa nineteen twenty five the point or region on chromosome to which the spindle 'attaches during my toe sis and my miami and centrum miric is an adjective next is central home noun from eighteen. Eighty nine number one. The synonym is century. Oil central. Yeah we had that one before earlier episode or canals. That's the thing in the cell number two this century oh containing region of clear sight. Plas- them to the cell nucleus and our last word is centro symmetric. Centrists symmetric c. e. n. t. r. s. y. m. m. e. r. I c. one two three four. What's it's five syllables. And the three the three letters in each syllable centro symmetric adjective from circa nineteen o nine symmetric with respect to a central point as in centro symmetric molecules also is in a centro symmetric curve so So it's symmetrical around the outside of a central point so we had centrifugal centrifugal force centrifugation centrifuge century-old centripetal centripetal force centrist central aid centromere centra soames centro symmetric What kinda wanna pick one of the centrifugal or centripetal forces. But i'm also very fascinated by the idea of centro symmetric because i don't know i think that's kind of a cool visual Would be centrists and metric. Maybe i can find a picture of something posted on the socials. Which of course all that information is in the episode description you know that centro symmetric centro symmetric centro symmetric. Sorry i just cracked monocle. That was that sound. Centro samatrikon mattress. It's metrical from centerpoint. okay so Thou those raw words you can turn this off if you so wish Lets us let us let us talk about some holidays. It is april thirteenth today. It is the burmese new year in the lao year. It's the start of ramadan around madan. doodoo okay. What else is it. What else is it. It is jefferson's birthday in the. Us it is katyn memorial day in poland. It is south and southeast. Asian new year is teachers day in ecuador. It is unfairly prosecuted person's day in slovakia. So yeah we should be celebrating that all over the world and what is our fun holiday do. There's four of them. Okay mostly are you. These are us. There's one international which is international. Beat kind to lawyers day because you know we all like to poke fun at lawyers but you know they. They help us They do good stuff usually so be kind to them today but just today all the other days you can be mean national. Make lunch count day. I mean i thought maybe just make lunch day but no you have to make it count. It is national peach cobbler day. Maybe you can eat some peach cobbler. Aisher would appreciate that. It is also national scrabble. A so you can go play some scrabble. I'll tell my mom. She loves scrabble. All right well. that's that's all the stuff for today. Thank you very much for listening. And until next time this is spencer dispensing information goodbye.

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What state is most primed for a coronavirus outbreak?

Coronacast

10:05 min | 9 months ago

What state is most primed for a coronavirus outbreak?

"This is an ABC podcast. Hello this is corona cost a podcast all about the coronavirus I'm health reported taken Tyler on physician and journalist author Norman. Swan is Tuesday the twenty first of July so Norman yesterday we saw more cases coming out of New South Wales, but the authorities said they knew all of them came from. So is this an indication that the cluster in south? Wales is maybe getting under control, maybe that state out of the woods. It's too early to say. Say. It's great news the new all the cases came from even though they've gone up, but there are a lot of clusters to be dealing with, and it could still be cases below the radar people who are symptomatic and then they pop pop a few days from now, so it's still early days to say we're out of out of the woods, and the other thing here is what's called the effective reproduction number or the R. E.. F. F.. Our some people call it our naught and we've talked about this before. So this is how many people were person passes the infection onto. You gotta get down to one or below to control the epidemic of the pandemic spread in Victoria at its peak in the hot spots to over. Victoria is coming down now. It's still a bit over one which means that it is still growing, but it's come down. New South Wales has gone up and so it's still over one not hugely over one, but it still over one, which means it's growing so until that number comes down to one or below. We haven't really got it under control, so it's too early to say, but that's a key number and there were some fascinating research last week from the. Dorothy Institute, but what they're doing in fact is that they're measuring and they do this constantly the measure, our adherence to social physical distancing on an ongoing basis, and then they come to a number, which is if there was an infection in your state. What is the potential for that infection to grow? And what the showed was that paradoxically the best state? This is the beginning of July. The best state in terms of compliance with social physical distancing wasn't fact Victoria and it was under one. Every other state was above one and I to be honest. I couldn't understand how the mortars were saying that the effect of reproduction number in Western Australia was say one point three or over one. Heck, are they saying that? When there's no infection in Western Australia and give you a statistic, which is actually quite interesting, so one one ask one question they ask is. How many people do you come in contact with outside your home on a daily basis? And, so in Victoria it was five point nine just under six West Australia it was over nine New South Wales. It was over eight Queensland. It was almost nine. So emphatically Toria was performing best of all on that crude measure. I mean what's happened is of course since April. Since the peak of the or at least since the peak of the pandemic early on in the year, the compliance has roughly half across the country, but it's not even so as a state on average Victoria was actually doing better than New South Wales even though Victoria had the multiple outbreaks and the bad pandemic. That's bad news, isn't it? Because what that really means is if the outbreak had sleep data in some way like New South, Wales will earth. It could be even worse than it's ended up being in Victoria, well what it means for Western Australia is if the virus arrives, they're not in good shape. Could really take off like wildfire, and this is also a reason why New South Wales. He's worried about its breaks because they know that they've got. Further distance to go in terms of getting people to social distance again, because the the had less compliance with it, but then the question is why we've we Tori was behaving itself towards behaving themselves on average. Why did they get these outbreaks? And this is where averages really dilute you in some ways can mislead you thinking well. We're doing okay. We don't need to worry, too. Too much because what's happened in Victoria is a very specific set of events, which confines the average. So what you've got is breakdown in hotel. Corentin security officers, going home large social networks, and so you've a perfect storm in in a sense of this virus spreading because of an accident of fate I mean you could argue that. The hotel coronary wasn't an exit it was. You. Know Judicial inquiry. We'll find out, but it looks like it was mismanagement, but putting that aside thing you've got the situation where security officers go back home. They don't know the carrying the virus that large social networks family parties, and what have you get outbreaks in families? They go to college. You get to meet works. And what have you it spreading everywhere? Despite the fact that Pretoria's a whole is actually behaving quite well. It's also people were misbehaving. This society who are spreading it probably didn't know, but it shows you that you can be lulled into a false sense of security, because a lot of people are doing the right thing when you're on block time eighty percent of people. have got to comply with social distancing the lockdown measures to get this under control and even the best state. In terms of compliance is down at forty percent, which is probably Queensland overall, and just looking at the statistics now there, but is at between thirty and forty percent. It's not up at eighty percent, so there's a long way to go and remember what we said. Yesterday in Corona cast which is. If you're epidemic or the pandemic is growing and spreading, and you've not brought. That are value back down toward one. All that's left. You in testing feel to do that and voluntary distancing has failed to that all that's left for you is locked and so- state premiers can say what they like. Which is great that we're not going to go to lockdown, but if it spins out of control, that is all. That's left to them. Because that's all works, so you mentioned. The value of the reproductive value varies between states. Can you give us what they are for each state and territory in Australia at the moment, so it's a good question and I've gotta go back a couple of weeks west. Australia is about one point. Three Victoria couple of weeks ago was one point three. Three has mania as one South Australia a bit over one one one point one daren territory one point five New South Wales about one act, but one point one. Oh, based on that measure of how compliant we are, what I'm really hearing here is that it truly could have happened anywhere other than vic, and it still could absolutely it. It's just these one chink in the armor, and it's off. That's all it needs so norman. We usually do a lightning round on a Friday but I. Think today it would be good to do a quick whip through because we're getting so many questions about masks. Can I ask you some questions in quick succession you can. Caroline's saying that Lincroft was crazy busy yesterday that cropped shop. She wants to make some face masks for her family. She doesn't know what fabrics she ended up buying. She thinks it's all cotton candy lightly Scotchgard the Atalaya Fabric, or is that toxic to breakthrough? I WANNA say don't know where the SCOTCHGARD. It's to be through. It probably gives you some degree of waterproofing in one of the layers and just go over. Over the layers again and there's the websites that Victorian government websites pretty good, inner layer, densely woven cotton like denim, and so what you can do is tear up or close. If you've got this material, so denims pretty good for the inner layer. The Middle Air should be a semi waterproof, and that's cotton, polyester mix, and the outer layer should be waterproof and I've no idea honestly with Scotchgard can can make a difference. Can your face shield instead of a mask? No, it's face. Shields provide by themselves. Do not provide adequate seal around your face, and you can get a leak and a Swiss studies showing that. In fact, they're quite risky in what you'll see. Is that with healthcare workers, they a face shield plus a mask, so under face shield is really to protect their eyes. Jane's asking She's hearing mixed reports about. About how often to wash a mask? Can you clarify the best practice? The best practice is when your mask becomes wet or damp. You should be taking off and throwing it in the wash. If it's not wet or damp at the end of the day, then should be throwing into wash anyway, and so you should be watching it every time you take it off. Lindsey's asking can I hot wash and. And reuse the blue disposable masks. They make the point that even one point, three million mosques on the one use for a third of Melvin, so wondering about how we use our resources without one assume you're talking about the surgical masks here, the disposable masks. There's no indication that you can hot wash. Those at all I'm sure they would mostly disintegrate what some people think you might be able to. To do if you're feeling bad about reusing them, is that soon as they get damp, you take them off. You don't touch the outside of them. You can spray them with a disinfectant spray and let it dry out and then reuse them. That's what some people think you can do. I'm not recommending that because you are supposed to dispose of them, but some people think that can extend their lifespan. Well. That's all we've got time for and Karenna cost today, but if you like us, tell a friend and if I ask you where they can listen, point them to the ABC. Listen up which you can get for android and I find to leave a comment or a question. Go to ABC dot net dot edu slash coronavirus Goto. Ask You questions filling in the form and mentioned corona cast, and we'll see you tomorrow. Yes, we will.

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The Barrett Brief- BLM Brand Is Successful Deceiving Young Americans

CRUSADE Channel Previews

09:58 min | 10 months ago

The Barrett Brief- BLM Brand Is Successful Deceiving Young Americans

"It's becoming a dividing line black lives, matter and the problem is. People are bending over backwards. Trying to tell you there's two separate things. There's the movement and then there's the Marxist organization that's a false. The marches organization is behind everything. It's buying the Hash every time you hashtag black lives matter it goes back to the Marxist organization you donate. The black lives matter. It goes back to the Marxist organization at every black lives matter. Rally I guarantee. Somebody from the Marxist organization is there. So it can, it's not what it will do jeopardy now there's not. And the only cure and the only thing that will stop black lives, matter is strong black men. That's why I highlight them every single time they speak out. Because it needs to be promoted and shouted. I'm not no black lives. Matter supporter lighter nine. No, absolutely not because it's not our movement is a movement that was given to us by you know, George, Soros and his voice Because they saw how things were going, and they didn't want it to go back to the sixties to where we start having our own organic movement. That was a big. So, let's give the people of movement. A week can control will provide them the leaders all of this type. And Get that's a black lives. Matter is look at the leaders of black lives matter other leaders. Who Can? Lesbian women were trying to incorporate you know. LG would the letters are incorporate those their concerns into? Black People's concerns go to the website. Look it up. George Soros and black lives matter see we'll come. Can. And not and you know y'all out there. George Soros is the. Billionaire Down with you know some of the twelve. People in. He raised one hundred billion dollars. Yup for black lives. Matter coalition the funding edition. Comes in addition to more than thirty, three million in grants. From Top. Democratic Party Donor George Soros. Okay we go. Light rich white people have historically financed some of this stuff. Some of it, not all of it. which was? In. That was more guilt. Money rather than enough control money. See this started at the impetus of the whole. This is control money. This is not oh. I feel bad for what we've done is white people. You came to my house and shamed me and now I'm GonNa. Cut You a check in me. What that is about that's about. Let us give you a movement that we control. Use certain symbolism, from. The original civilized movement like the Black Red Black and green all these different symbols. We're going to cooperate that, but only is going to be a movement that we control. We decide with the messages. Are we decided with the slogans are? No justice, no peace and no peace, no justice now it's. Hands Up. Don't shoot and all these negative affirmations that. You know who made the enemy, wasn't me? This was posted by the activists. Mommy on facebook. And unfortunately she did not. Give the name of the hip hop artists. There are some people in the chatroom accuracy channel. Dot Com forward slash chat that are saying. The guy's probably in wit Sek right now, witness protection program. But it's another strong black man. Hussein this whole thing. Is Nonsense. It's all things nonsense. And of course, people are gonNA whatever the case may be but. That's problem if you're a strong black man. And you speak out against it. They're like. Oh, now, your uncle, Tom, now you're this. You're that because you're not down with a cause and all this other nonsense. So. Congratulations every single and thank you to every single strong. Black man that saying no, I don't agree with black lives matter. It's it doesn't work. It's not what this is. So that's another. I guess he's a racist. Now to right because that's what I am when I call them out. Reg- as you can tell. It doesn't bother managed care. At this point who cares? The say what are the program is brought to you by McClure tables McClure, tables dot COM MC l., U.. R. E. TABLES DOT COM. They've installed ready to ship tables. Now you get a call. Eight, four, four, five, seven, nine, two, nine to two, and you can choose between custom, handcrafted or wholesale handcrafted shuffleboard with free shipping, nationwide delivery and setup you can choose between many different series, including the vented series and the craftsman series, the designer series of more take pride and know that every single shuffleboard is handcrafted in their eighteen thousand square foot facility. Grand Rapid Michigan. And all shuffleboard playing services are made with hands elected premium grade cuts. Of Michigan hard maple. That's McClure tables at MCC. Tables dot. com, eight, four, four, five, seven, nine, two, nine to. Mature tables dot COM day, one supporter of the crusade gentle. Please do business with those. Who Do business with us, McClure tables DOT COM MCC L. U. R. E. TABLES DOT COM. No, it's not Eric July to the person Jerem 'cause I. I watch videos all the time. It's It's not it's not air. July I would've I would've I would know who that is this guy. I don't know who the hip hop star is, but that's that's a good cast so good gas. I've never heard the could serve twins. And so Yeah? If you if you have a link to whom whoever asks me that You can definitely do send me an email Babri Barret A. R. E. T. T. B., R. I E. F F G MAIL DOT COM. We're send it to me on the twitter brief. All right. So. That's why I'm glad we got that out there because I wanted people to hear that. Actual men standing up. Is that Zero Justin is that is that jeter? Is that a joke because I? Almost about the same guy that name on the radio. Okay this gentleman's name confirmation is Lord Jamal Brand Nubian member. Maybe that's why nobody knows who he is that guy. You gotta work on your branding. Brandon Nubian is his band brand. Nubian and he is lured Jamal Brand Nubian. Okay Yeah I. It's a hell of a name. Say that much like I said he's got to go. He's gotta be like black lives matter. And he's got to get a lot better with with his branding. You just you're not going to catch on with the name Lord Jomar, Brand Nubian member. Maybe eljay B N M. But I don't WanNa I. DON'T WANNA. White SPLAINE for his friend. Well! That's why I'm very lucky. Host Avenue, amazing producer like Justin to actually find the name of the guy although. Maybe. The guy should have come up with a shorter name. All right. Moving on I'm glad we were able to get that out there. No Matt EPA five when I'm not listening to the crusade I lay you know well doing work for other stuff. I'll definitely listen to Eric July I love his stuff. I love his stuff I think. I've. Quoted there July Multiple Times on this program and I've said I don't agree with anything. He has to say a lot of the time, but I love his point of view. Is that main straight honest? Air July if you ever go on Youtube when you're not listening to the cruise HMO like seven o'clock at night. He's got some he's he's. He's not racist, but he's straight up truthful. He he'll, he'll tell you I brother halves. He doesn't like Equality laws like where you have to serve. Everybody's like I'd rather have somebody who's white. Say I. Don't want Black People's money. Give them money or I don't like white people. He'd rather be honest. Of course. He's an anarchist libertarian, so he's A. He's a little. A little out there but I love listening to him. Either way. Let's move on next story. We have here on the bed briefed on the crusade. The last live radio station standing comes to us from just the news dot com trump executive order. To restrict immigrant visas aiming to save five hundred, twenty, five thousand US jobs during covid nineteen. By Kerry Sheffield and just the news dot com.

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My First Panic Attack

Good Kids: How Not to Raise an A**hole

14:16 min | 6 months ago

My First Panic Attack

"Hey, there listeners in order to keep bringing good kids to you. We need the help of some great advertisers and we WANNA make sure those advertisers are ones you'll actually want to hear about, but we need to learn a little more about you to make that possible. So go to pod survey, dot com slash good kids and take a quick anonymous survey that will help us get to know you better that way we can bring on advertisers you won't WanNa skip. Once you've completed a quick survey, you can enter for a chance to win a hundred dollars Amazon gift card terms and conditions apply again that's pod survey dot com slash good kids. Thanks for your help. Hi I'm Lily Cornell Silver and you're listening to good kids. I created a mental health interview series called Mind Wide Open, and today I'm going to talk about how to talk to young people about mental health and my own experiences with mental health growing up. My childhood was definitely unconventional. My. Mom did her very best to make it pretty normal and I was normal school and did all that but you know having parents in the music industry especially in like the you know what came out of Seattle Music I. Had I had some. Unconventional experiences I traveled a ton I was on tour a lot. Missed my first day of fourth grade to like go to a show about square garden. You like that kind of stuff I got my allowance by carrying a swear jar around on the Alison James Tour Bus. And I and this are was canceled after two days because I made too much money. Now, they were like, okay, we're done. We've spent hundreds of dollars you know and like they the allison chains guys taught me how to play poker eight stuff like that probably was not normal for a third grader. I've had him always had anxiety growing up I worried about things a lot more than than I. think my peers did and then got diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I was a little bit. and was able to my mom put me in therapy at a very young age, which is such a blessing because I was able to kind of build that vocabulary about my own mental health and entered trust. A. Child a lot of the times you can be told by parental figures like. depressed. Anxious. You're tired or you just need to eat more. You know like this is you shouldn't be this upset about something you know and and which was kind of weird form of parental gas lighting, which is not I think they don't do on purpose a lot of the time but I was taught as a child to really trust my own feelings and to be able to are typically those and have the vocabulary around them to tell others how I was feeling and I think that's so so so important and is really shaved how I talk about that mental health today for sure. I remember my first panic attack was twelve years old and I was at. An Indian restaurant. In West Seattle had been there a million times growing up nothing was wrong. Nothing had happened. You know everything was very normal and I was sitting there and someone came up to take our order and I looked at him and just went I need to go to the hospital and he was looking at me like. Who is this? Like why are you telling me this and I turned to my family you guys like something's really wrong I felt like the heat flood my body I was sweating was shaking and my twelve year old brain like I'm such a hypochondriac immediately went to like I have a brain tumor or like there's something wrong with my heart where like I'm literally about to die. You know twelve years old is not what you should be worrying about but. I didn't know what was happening because I had never had that kind of panic attack before. So it genuinely did feel like I was dying moment to moment like I had to get through each second, which is incredibly exhausting and. Then, had to get up the next day and go to school and I had to like call out sick but couldn't really. I was trying to explain to my teachers like you know. I feel like I've having a health issue but I don't have a doctor's note to say like you have a brain tumor. Pretty sure I do have a brain tumor. You know but like. It was very difficult even even I had already been in therapy for five years at that point. But had no idea that this is what panic could do something like this you that having a panic attack really make you feel this way. My mom ended up having to take me like there's multiple times in my young life where I had to go to the hospital like gotten ekg I got an MRI. Went to neurologists at twelve years old I really really did think there was something wrong with me and finally went to a doctor who was like, yeah, you you had a panic attack and you've been having a panic attack. You know like you you've had high level anxiety since end because you are so afraid of having another panic attack. which is awful. But also like hearing that vocabulary being put to it made me feel so much better made me feel less crazy mayfield. Okay. This is something that other people have. This is manageable there tools I can use to help myself in this. Hi It's Stephanie. Widows. Wax. Host of lemonade Amelia's last day a show that takes all the ugliness life throws at you and turns it into something meaningful. The first season which you can stream now was all about the opioid crisis and how it's affected. So many of us and that includes my own family. But. I'm here today to tell you about season two. It's about how we can reduce the rate of suicide in this country. 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Your child, you're not GONNA have a heart attack. Children don't have heart attacks healthy normal children our tax, but he would describe you that feeling of laying in his bed in his and his heart was pounding like a million miles per hour. and. You know truly feeling like this is something as so deeply wrong. This can't just be my head doing this to me like there has to be something wrong in my body. I learned a little bit about mental health and school growing up, but honestly nothing to the extent that it should be all. We had one class about like empathy in second grade where they would bring in a baby remember is brought in a baby because that was like the. Baby in like I don't remember anything remember learning anything about like I. Don't I don't remember anything learning about mental health in any way shape or form. And then I mean in high school like. The. Guidance Counsellors were kind of a joke in if they're listening to this like I'm so sorry. I'm sorry but. They should know that they weren't helpful that would probably be good feedback for their job. My Dad took his own life when I was. Junior in high school and my best friend One of my best friends in high school who went to school with me took his own life a year before that So I had you know we were all struggling very greatly and didn't really receive any help from school and and one of the counselors from my high school retirement recently over instagram DM randomly and was like. Hey I don't know if you remember me I was a counselor at your high school and I just want to say I'm really sorry that I never I didn't really provide you with that much support just like your losses were really hard for me and they're really traumatic for me and I didn't you know I didn't I didn't know how to help and I read that like. What? I'm sorry what like that but it was a pretty solid example I. think of kind of how mental health is treated especially in the education. System. Is kind of just like every man for yourself. You know and there's not there's not kind of this overarching. The place to go get help like every kid has to deal with their own stuff like with with the resources they have in their own family you know and if you kind of lose that lottery and you don't have supportive family, you're you're a little bit of luck. Might wide. Open is. An interview series that I started this focus on mental health it's it's on Instagram TV, but also on Youtube and soon to be in a podcast version as well. But the focus is on mental health for me I came up with the idea in quarantine. My mental health was greatly suffering mental health. Most people I know was greatly suffering and I was really struggling to find kind of centralized consolidated resources because it was such an on an an is such an unprecedented time that there was just people were. freaking out and and didn't really have the vocabulary to know we're going through global trauma right now, and this is we're all having trauma responses, which is something. I you know I was able to recognize because my therapist is trauma focused therapist and she was like Oh this is what's happening and and as soon as you explain that to me, it became so clear like no wonder people are freaking out. No wonder people are suddenly having a really hard time remembering things people can't get outta bed people are like. Going crazy making forty loaves of banana bread a day and it's like, okay, this is this just this a trauma response like this is a clear Tom Response. But most people didn't seem to know that and I am just so privileged. 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Vessbroz Siblings With A Common Musical Goal

Mason Vera Paine

14:03 min | 2 months ago

Vessbroz Siblings With A Common Musical Goal

"Mason vera paine are are shamma brothers that formed the group says brose are mia joins me to talk about the group in their latest projects. Thanks for joining me are mia. Could you tell me how. Youtube created vez. Bros horrifically we and my brother started everything in two thousand fifteen. That was a childhood dream. If you're like. I think ten years old but after we get the dollar life and my brother went to defend university and then i went. I moved to different country. So we forget about our dream until two thousand fifteen fortunate to meet again and live together again and decided to our group. Let's world so we have started to learn how to produce music d day. My brother went to on music engineering. A university and that all everything starts at the funny thing for us like they want. We really look at music. Not only as a hobby if you look at it as a business as well so we created all of our social media channel super active on social media and that helps us to like in. I think our ted or release was supported by fifty cents. Each wasn't like well for us. It wasn't like that good yet because just over like three or four song but yeah it was supported by fifty cents and then since then after the really signed with sony music which was Other really really huge for us and after all won't be studying musique one off over in the. Us people talk fourteen because of our biggest achievement often now for us and we have started to make more music more music and then before we living in malaysia and then we decided to move to nederland because here is like a center dass music and all the almost like i think top one hundred days from atlanta. That was like a big step for us to to move to your country. These of course it was really challenging. Has those because all the big cities are like good labor's here of course. Competition is much harder compared to asia in two thousand seventeen. We find one song with hardware record of each was like dream come through for us and in san was again be signed on other song with them we'd hardware eco-labels and just recently. We find a song. We'd be me to do that. Goes on like my record level. That was also. Have you been our car year. And then things like step by step. Move out for us. We had started our own. Radio show is like the weekly radio show. That's like thirty minutes. We are playing and another guess playing soccer deciding one and half years ago and right now we are in kinda twenty eight and we had like from biggest in the world up to upcoming and talented. Dj's and also recently run. We started or youtube channel. Which we are interviewing guests ashville and in interviews. We are discussing behind the music industry. So i think that's what our story while you and your brother have been doing a lot together. I find that to be impressive because my sister and i can agree on on gifts for our parents. How were you guys able to do this together. And agree on a path to take full. Yeah of course. They're not all these your accurate together. Different people different. We are trying to Separate or job or clam dylan more handling marketing and promotion and my brother. It's more handling media like creating content for over social media and the music part. I am the one more like writing the initial idea. Chords melodies like just initial idea of the song. And then my brother does that makes them because that is what is studying the university as well trying to divide things together and then of course everytime you have defect demands together try to zoom out from the situation and look at looting from like ten perspective and that's all the for work together now. Was it easy for you guys to agree on like genre where you guys doing just translator or did you guys just kind of formulated your own things together. So basically the general is john that be peak people in the same page. I was like idiom music boss details. He wants to go more deep found. I like more like commercial song. So he tried to meet someone in the middle. So right now is like nuts. Andrew i think commercial but not like andrew and on as i think it's already and i think that helps other brand to be more unique. I think because he created something different all that is pretty cool having two different ideas of what a song can formulate and then agreeing upon it. I mean that's something that can be something really beautiful or sometimes something so much. Yeah and then just three times the actually in five or six months ago we decided actually to implement all the cost or into our music as so basically operation and you know we have lots of history installment or thing or culture things in our backgrounds. We try to mix that the idiom like western music and so far lots of good feedback. That was actually when we came to the netherlands. We decided to do that. And we cut. Our friends affected a lot of them motivated to do that. And now we are seeing really good results from our social media to our branding to over music. Recent song that also the combined electronic music over persian installments. God actually supported by david data. Each was like again another name for us and it shows that it works before for us leave. what else own speaking of your new releases. The sun goes down with nick. Mcwilliam how did you come up with the concept of the song and to even work with nick at the longest thirty basically unique laws. Mandating our instagram. Like i think more six months so guys. If you have any songs could like maybe send it to us to like an thing on it so i was like really not sure but there are gonna be with team or not. I never really give it a try to finally be had this song. And i thought okay. Why not defending fan over to him and see what you're going to do. And then he was like lord of abc's voi- navigating even another too long So have you ever really happy. That's the first idea came out on a having been neil. each other and from derry was just. I don't have song team and just song so far. We have three songs within the next one is gonna come in next month as well. Are there any other artists that you have collaborated with. Vr collaborating with loose keith. a he's battalion and our neck song-gon aviva team plus sneak is going to be released february next month on hardware level as well already record. We are actually working right now. Feel more artists. That i i'm not really allowed to mention their name but It to be a lot of collaboration this year last year we tried to like more released solo songs but this year. We have lots of collaboration coming for you. I mean you guys will sound like you've been working really hard to get to this point. Yeah our dream and when we decided to do that a lot like netted anymore because usually when people started music do you think like fifteen or fourteen and so. They have time to be chilled for us to any four. My brother was twenty three hours. Twenty five so. I had to like really work hard in order to even those like you know people that are fame already because they already had like i think ten years of experience so we really have to work hard work double canal lovie to of course that helps a lot. You are two percent. We help each other with each other. We divided and yeah. That's his main thing for us. Work hard but also be work smart. You're trying to plan for everything every week. We have Like the meeting between me and my brother and every monthly meeting with our management. We always try to see how you could improve or how we can do things differently. That save of time and also get better result. I know for a lot of deejays. The pandemic opened up opportunities like doing things that are virtual. Did you guys go down that path. What was over youtube channel which will be really active on youtube. But then taught now is good to use this opportunity to start to youtube program and then the started a weekly program where we interviewing people are guests other day from young to really talk. Dj's or even other youtubers. We are doing the interview with them. We're trying to go behind us enough music in the those youtube channel and kind of educating or sharing our knowledge with other or sharing experiences with our. That's plan that we did on this new thing that we did in the mood. And of course Video some life as well but it wasn't like other deejays that they are some of them. I know like they do like daily. And that it's like wow respect but yeah for us. We do the physically interviews on youtube plus monthly one or two lifeset. And of course keep making me. That's what can we expect from vez bras in the upcoming year girl for upcoming year. First off i'd be trying to really go really to music paramount. That is something that we never done before. I really hope we could achieve that. That was something we wanted to to three years now. But it's really hard to promote two songs to make an also to promote through songs. But we're trying to do that to anyone. Plus yards going really drawing on our youtube channel. We try to keep making more and more you. Videos and hopefully one holiday situation over clubbed festivals are open the hope to again get back on tour go on shows and keep making music play music and make happy thanks for joining the army. I really appreciate you being here and for those listening. Where can they find. More information about you. Invest brose if you defensive f. v. e. f. f. b. r. o. Set on youtube. Instagram tiktok facebook. Or even on google. You can find all information about us and yeah that's how to us and we are active more on our instagram. And recently we discover tiktok on over in these times as well. So you're at. I think this has been the mason vera paine. Show thanks for listening. Come we hear more head to wgn. Radio dot com for exclusive content by mason also fuller mason on facebook and twitter at mason vera paine. That's one one and don't forget to share the show with your friends.

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