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A Brief History of the English-American Experiment With Bill Federer
"Being the Americans, we kind of go into the private property direction, right? Yeah, so England tried a 15 year American experiment called the English Commonwealth. So the King Charles the first got defeated and 16 40 or so and got his head chopped off. In the glorious revolution. This is prior to that, but that is a key revolution in 1688. But this was like 1649 to 1660. It's called the English Commonwealth. It was an American experiment of a Commonwealth of covenant. They had no king. Oliver Cromwell refused to take the title of the king, he called himself lord protector. He did an okay job. He dies, his son, Richard, can't keep it together. And so William Penn's dad, sales he's an admiral. Sales over to Europe puts Charles the second on the throne brings him back and re Institutes the monarchy. And in exchange he gets in a state in Ireland and then he's a famous admiral and then of course his son found Pennsylvania. But so they had an American experiment for 15 years, but they brought the king back. America, because of a 3000 mile ocean, because Europe was the chessboard in America was sort of an afterthought. I mean, we lost money. It wasn't like Spanish gold anywhere. It was a loser. And because of that, the king said, look, just don't cost me any money and stay out of my hair. And so for almost a century and a half, the Americans got to practice self government, like training wheels. And that's the dilemma. We go into these countries, we get rid of Saddam Hussein. We give them a constitution identical to ours almost. And then one election cycle they vote in Sharia law. And we scratch our heads thinking gee, why didn't our farmer government work? It's like duh, they have an Islamic soil that you planted the seed in, where an America you had a predominantly judeo Christian soil. The Berlin Wall comes down. Help them set up governments almost identical to ours. It gets taken over the bly that black market, the mafia, the organized crime, we scratch our heads, thinking, why didn't it turn out like America? Well, you planted the seed in an atheistic soil. They had 70 years of atheism, right? And so it worked in America. You have seed and soil or form of governments like a genetically engineered seed, but you plant seeds in soil and the soil is a predominantly judeo Christian populace. Right. So that's why it worked in
The Left's Woke Indoctrination of the Military With Nick Freitas
"It would be seriously remiss of me if I didn't ask you this question given your background. So my background, so I'm an immigrant, a legal immigrant. I naturalized in 2012, ended up in The White House working for president Trump. But for about the last decade, I had quite a close relationship with Bragg. I've been teaching as a guest instructor on the Q course, the 18 alpha officers course, and also warrant offices, the 18 alpha course as well. The one 81 80 alpha as well. And I love it. And I love those guys, especially when you're talking to warrants, you know, who've had 9, 9 tools in the sandbox. You're not teaching them anything. You're standing there with a card rate just listening to what they have to say. But given that association, what we've witnessed in the last 16 months, your well plugged in with your brotherhood back at bragging elsewhere. Your reaction, your comments, to what is politely turned, the work efficacy of the American military, what we've seen in terms of the pride flag being flown over the air force recruits in that recent Twitter ad, Mark milley saying, yes, we have I'm white and we have to understand white rage. How bad is it? What are you hearing and how concerned are you as a former operator? Well, people are people are very frustrated because they feel like I saw this tweet today and they were talking about the navy pushing for safe spaces. And like, you know, it used to be that the safe space, the military was responsible for was the United States and keeping it safe from foreign militaries and foreign threats. Now all of a sudden, the military is once again become a Petri dish for social engineering. For the left. And there's a lot of frustration because again, if you go into the military and I think especially certain careers in the military that you know are going to put you in a great deal of danger. There's a certain expectation that you're going to have a strong grip on reality because you don't get to play the games that we do in the sociology class at Cal Berkeley when it gets to the battlefield. Things like biology matters, reality matters. And when you start to ignore that, people die from that. That's not a, this is not the typical Elizabeth Warren where if you don't agree for every regulation she likes, you want people to die. No, we operate in an environment where people die when we don't recognize reality. If you deny reality that'll cost.
The Navy Has Started Gender Sensitivity Training
"But the navy is now training its members to create a safe space by using proper gender pronouns and a new instructional video modeled after a children's show, and the video begins with some schmuck in a rainbow colored shirt saying hi. My name is Johnny. And I use king him pronouns. By the way, this is our naval undersea warfare center engineer, Johnny Roseanne talking. The navy says this official training video was meant to emphasize the importance of using correct pronouns, as well as polite etiquette when you may not be sure of someone's pronouns. The video is the latest bullshit by the military to foster a more sensitive environment for its members and staff. An earlier this month, the army did the same thing. Offering similar gender identity training and it now trains officers on when to offer subordinates gender transition surgery. So they're actively telling, listen, maybe it's time you get the surgery. All of this shit is part of a larger push by the goddamn Biden administration to make the military more welcoming to transgender individuals. This video is about four minutes long. And it emphasizes how members can create a safe space by using inclusive language that signals their allies who accept everybody. And service members must take these steps to ensure that they not misgender someone God
Why Do We Think Our Kids Need College?
"How do we take a stand for not vaccinated? I don't want to be. I'm not taking the job. I don't want to take the job. But I do, my husband says, screw it. We're done with school. She doesn't need school. She's a go getter. She can do it all day long on her own. I'm kind of like, she needs an education. But there's a struggle here because young people can't go to school if they give in to the jab or the boosters or all of that. So what are we doing as parents to great question? Can I ask you a question? So why do you think she needs to go to college? Well, she probably, okay. Let me just say this. My husband went to college for three days. And when he found out they didn't take role, he's like, I'm out of here. He's a self made millionaire. He's worked his ass off his whole life. Zoe has the exact same she's just like that, so I get it. I guess sometimes I just think and I might get booed here, but I do think that women are overlooked because we don't have enough credentials. We haven't gotten up to this area in the workforce, so we are overlooked. So my thing to her is like, girl, get out there and get as many things as you can under your belt and with you as a tool in a strategy so that you can go out and that's actually that's the best answer I've ever. That's the best answer. I totally disagree, but that's actually the best answer. I've ever heard. I want to not because your intense is right, which is that it's a tough world, and I want my child to be able to at least have the credentials, right? And you answered it correctly, which is you didn't say that college is going to make her smarter or wiser. It was just going to be like, you know, we need the boxes checked. So look, I never tell people what to do in their own personal decisions because there's multiple millions of factors of micro decisions that I'm not able to kind of see into. But I'll just kind of give you some kind of general wisdom, which is outside of a couple of colleges in America. I think college is a colossal waste of time. I really do. And so now let me clarify. If you want to be an engineer, a lawyer or a doctor, then I think there's a path for that. But a vast majority of people that go to college go to study the humanities or they go for a communications degree. And all that, I'm not trying to insult you if you're studying those things, by the way. You were just told to go get a piece of paper and borrow a bunch of money you don't have to study things that don't matter to find jobs that don't exist. And that cycle
Technical Glitches Will Be Resolved Next Week
"So ladies and gentlemen our old Eastern European equipment is in what I used to be Actually what happened was as a result of us buzzing out the other night from a electrical hip We brought in a super duper engineer but there's a partner So the parts aren't so easy to get for a backup because typically when your big host you have a backup system My backup system isn't working So we're getting the part should be fixed next week And here we be Here I am Maybe I need a couple of orange juice cans in a string mischievous Maybe that'll do the trick You never know I could have joked around and said it was the Russians but some people might actually believe it So I decided not to
Mexican-born engineer pushing for more diversity in space
"A 26 year old electrical and hardware engineer will become the first Mexican born woman in space when she joins a diverse international crew for ten minute flight launched by Jeff Bezos Blue Origin I'm Ben Thomas with this story When you look at the current demographics of who has gone to space they don't look like the demographics of this planet It's a little girl growing up in Guadalajara Mexico Says she was always interested in science in space but she kept hearing the same thing from family Friends and even teachers That's not for you That's not through little girls Saturday she'll get a chance to prove them wrong when she joins an international crew aboard a Blue Origin flight The first passenger sponsored by the nonprofit space for humanity Tells the AP I've been getting messages from people saying my little cousin saw you on TV and turned to me and said I can finally do this too I'm Ben Thomas
Joey Jones' Resilency After Losing Friends in Combat
"In my downfield it was a unique and I don't say this to pat myself on the back You ever get the chance to do your dream job You don't put yourself in the same place as the people you look at as heroes that made you want to do that job to begin with That's how it was as a marine of E checker bomb tech And so your service guys know that we work with them And so for us we're not joined marine OD We had less than 300 bomb techs on the Marine Corps In 2009 I think we lost 9 of us And in 2000 ten maybe I'm off by a year We lost 11 And then the next year we lost 7 And we're talking percentages of a job field Now we operate in two or three man teams attached to other units so it's not like our unit went over there and suffered a 33% casualty rate But our group of guys that went over there and were dispatched out of 64 of the 33 of us come back killed or catastrophically injured That's a big deal And it did take a lot to get through that But what got me through recovery was not only knowing I owed it to them but hey man I had responsibility Is that a sign that was ready for a dad And I had to step up and raise them whether it was with legs or not Because that's what my buddies would have done Critical Daniel grier the marine engineer that was killed when I lost my legs He had a son the same age as mine That didn't get his dad to get him back home My son did and I owed it to him to be that dad the stand up there and learn how to throw a ball with out legs and crippled up arms and be that guy And if you really want to take this and make a bigger picture that's what we owe each other as Americans to be active in our community to be a contributing member of society to give more than we take to want to stand in the gap to want to be there and make this country better and not do it in a way of demonizing people trying to do the right thing And there are people that want to get rid of Memorial Day because they say it stands for American imperialism Excuse me no Listen child go back and play in your corner until you become an adult and understand what this day is about It's about recognizing and appreciating and ultimately memorializing those to God and hopes that you might have a better life And I get a little bit upset but that's what got me through it
The World Economic Forum Hides in Plain Sight
"But what's interesting about the World Economic Forum is they hide in plain sight. You see, instead of trying to do it all secretly, the elites of the world said, well, what if we actually lead with our greatest vulnerabilities? You see, the World Economic Forum led by Klaus Schwab, a German engineer, they engage in their activity in forums and in panels and speeches instead of smoke filled rooms or private meetings. Those happen as well. But you see, they've decided to design a paradoxical communication strategy. Where the treachery is televised. Listen to Klaus Schwab and cut three, say the future here is built by us by a powerful community as you are here in this room. The stakeholders of larger communities as we collaborate. Now for those of you that are James Bond fans as I am, I love the James Bond series for a variety of different reasons until they've gone woke, which seems they are going woke. There is a, I think rather entertaining and well written James Bond film called Specter. The villain in that film is acted out by an individual by the name of Christoph Waltz, who is also German, and he dresses the same as Klaus Schwab the entire movie is about how the world elites all meet hiding in plain sight at opera houses and other public areas to design how they are going to take over the world. Play cut three. The future is not just happening. The future is built by us by a powerful community as you here in this room. We have some means to improve the states of the world, so that we act all a stakeholders of larger communities that we serve not our only self interests, but we serve the community and second that we collaborate. Straight out of central casting for the Bond
Stanford's Ram Rajagopal: Today's Grid Wouldn't Support All EV Society
"Let's say we were to have a substantial number of electric vehicles charging at home as everybody dreams Says ram Raja Paul and associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford Co authored a recent study looking at the strain electrical vehicle adoption is expected to place when the peregrine He told Yahoo finance today's grid may not be able to support it all boils down to Are you charging during the time solar powers on In Sacramento officials said California great could face a potential shortfall of roughly 1700 megawatts Which would affect the power supply between one and 4 million people this summer That number would likely be exacerbated by an additional short for fall of 5000 megawatts In the case of extreme heat and further fire damage to existing power lines
Sheriff: Ex-jail official, inmate she helped escape caught
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A highlight from An Example Of Loving Our Neighbor
"And atmosphere where men and women of God speak his word to this age and bring his kingdom to this earth. Do you have ears to hear and eyes to see what God is doing in this hour? Let us join our host and the family's conversation as the Holy Spirit is unfolding. The word behind the veil. Hello podcasters, this is Ron you're host and tonight, we have a new family podcast member sandy Johnson. Hey, sandy. Hey, sandy. Hey, I just want to. I want to say that sandy and I have known each other for decades. Many decades. And I'm telling you, she is an incredible woman of God and she really has something to share. I'm anticipating the participation of her and the continued participation with Laurie and if Jim decides to come on then with him also, you know, the family is growing and I'm very excited about it. Well, family. Sounds like we're ready to go. Let's dive into the flow of the Holy Spirit. If a brother or sister, without clothing, and in need of daily food, and if one of you says to them, go in peace, be warmed and be filled. And yet you do not give them what is necessary. For their body, what use is, it's like saying bless you, be gone, you know, we love you. Take a hike. There is an expression God solo the whole world Christ when he moved around. He was moved with compassion for somebody. When we see a need, we should address it. Don't just, boy, I hope someone comes and gives you a $5 bill so you can go to McDonald's and have a lunch. No. Find what the real need is and let's find a way to support that need. What you did to the list of these, my brother, you did it to me, when did we visit you in jail? When did we give you clothes? When you did it to the least of these, that's faith, is seeing a need and addressing it. Now, we've heard the term, infinite God loves you. Okay, you know what? It's God through me loves you and hears his expression of how he loves you. I carry him with me wherever I go, and so I want people to be introduced to who the father is, because I care enough to dress a situation that someone is in need that you can help. If you can't help, ask the lord, show you. Is there a means? Is there some other place? Take it with a grocery store and buy them 20 bucks of groceries or something. It's that giving. It's the making things alive for someone else our heart can reach out to so many just because we take compassion on someone and address a need that they have. What makes that work, Alan is judge not lest you be judged. Right. Because who are we to come up to a situation? And judge it and then act accordingly. Our responsibility is to come and give of ourselves. Yeah. Without pre determining what is needed. Because the Holy Spirit will lead us. The Holy Spirit will fill our mouths our hearts. We humble ourselves, and that lets God come through. Yes. You know, how do we know the things that are happening in people's lives, this can be God dealing with them? We don't want to mess with that. We don't want to say, oh, you need to do this and you need to repent here and repent there. We just want them to open their heart to the Holy Spirit, open their heart to the father, and let God minister to them. I think we have to be led of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Then we will do the things that God has for us to do. If we start off our day, asking for the Holy Spirit to lead us to direct us, then we're going to be led of the spirit to those that the lord has prepared. You know, it's interesting you say that because I kind of take what Smith wigglesworth brought out once. Yeah. And he said, if I'm out in town, and I see a need, I'm headed over that way and God better meet me there because I'm going in his name. Because he was a man of the Holy Spirit, right? He didn't care if he was led to go talk to that person or not. He went to that person. But if I start out my day, leaving to be led of the Holy Spirit, then I'm believing that whatever I come across, that's going to be led at the Holy Spirit. Yeah, I agree with you. I see a knee, and I'm going to manage to turn that belief of the Holy Spirit and the lord to be there because I'm there. Yeah, I had a couple of experiences I wanted to share many years ago. I went with my daughter to go see my dad and step mom. They were elderly and the place was a mess. I mean, there was like knee deep trash and a little bathroom and the kitchen and everything and so my daughter and I started cleaning and got the place back in shape and when we were leaving my dad looked at me and said, you know, you guys didn't just come here. He says you brought something with you. And I had a similar experience when I retired I had to do an exit interview with the director of engineering and she was talking to me and stuff. She says, you know, you brought something here. Not something with you. And I think that people who are sensitive are going to see the lord. Yes. Yes. And who you are. It's not that you're, you know, was I perfect there? No, you know, but it just comes through. People know, it's not just you, you're bringing the lord with you. Yeah. Right. Exactly. I do feel like there are times when the Holy Spirit does specifically lead a person. Right. I've been finding that more and more. And you can confirm to yourself that it was the Holy Spirit when you see the results. When the lord leads you to talk to a person in a restaurant or just Sunday morning during the meet and greet that we had the Holy Spirit led me to this person who had been to the service several times, but I had never talked to her before. And I went over there, and by the time we were done, she was bawling on my shoulders. That wasn't me, that was the Holy Spirit, and I think, as we keep opening our hearts to the Holy Spirit. But it's because I knew the low Holy Spirit was leading me. And so exactly. Yeah, definitely you go there and you expect the Holy Spirit to be there, but there are those times when the Holy Spirit is specifically leading you, and what the human wants to do is to ignore it because you don't want to interfere with that person. But it is the Holy Spirit. I think you're talking a lot about awareness. Yeah. You can be in a crowd and like Christ, right when the woman touched his garment. Right. Who touched me? Because he was aware of what was going on around him. And what you're talking about isn't awareness. Holy Spirit. You want to administer somebody? Where? Who? Yeah. Which one of these people? Keep your radar open, and you know, you can be in a midst of a crowd talking, then you just know, I need to go over here. Right. I have left the middle of a conversation with someone to go meet somebody. And, boy, like you say, the results. Man, people open up. And there are people that I really don't want to listen to. But at the same time, who are they going to talk to? There are people who have issues because no body wants to hear their story, and sometimes you have to sit on a park bench and just let them talk. It will free somebody. And that's everything, and like you said, but I just want to go back to that awareness. It's being aware of where you're being led. And it's like almost like what I'm saying with what Smith did is sometimes you create it's your initiative. Father, I know the word, and I'm going to execute your word in this situation. Better meet me there because it's your word. Yeah. Can the lord minister that person? Of course he can. Well, are they open? Let's find out. It's one of the things that makes walking with God so exciting. Exactly. Because one minute you're kind of just floating along or whatever and the Holy Spirit will lead you to a person. Will lead you to a place, and then there is those times where you just knew what to do. Exactly. Because there is unawareness, and I would say there's something working in you. Things that are established. You don't stop and think to breathe. And I think the more we walk with God, the more his nature is imparted to us, that we do things that are automatic. It's fun to walk with God because we come to the place where we're willing to do what it takes. You know, take it back again to what sandy was talking about. And I love it because honestly, and we've talked about this before when Jesus received the spirit, he was compelled. Yes. He wasn't led by the spirit he was compelled by the spirit. He was driven into the wilderness. You minister, and you let God do it. You plant the seed and let God give the increase. You know, this conversation is creating such an excitement in me. Good. And I wanted everyone to know that everyone, no matter how old you are in the lord, has something to give. Yes, Matt, if you can approach this in your life where, you know, say you're going to a Sunday service, you ask the lord, well, what can I do? Who do you want me to meet and bless show me, you know? You can go with a servant's heart to give everywhere you go. I think that'll create something. You'll grow and develop. What's one of the key gifts of the spirit kindness? If you simply show kindness, you're expressing the lord to that person. When do we visit you in jail? When do we give you clothing when you did it to the least of these? That's faith, just saying we love someone and wishing them well isn't what we're called to do. There must be an action of faith to express our love and concern for our neighbor. Experiencing the impartation of God's word through his family is life. As this time in his presence blessed you, then please subscribe to our podcast at live behind the veil dot com. If you would like to contact the family with questions or topics that you would like to discuss, you can email them to living epistles at live behind the veil dot com. Stay connected, tuned in and grow with the family as the lord unveils his word to us live. Behind the video.
Can You Imagine the High Achievers We Lost Due to Abortion?
"I want to thank the lord for this day If this holds You know I was in a church just past weekend and father Marty who we've had on the show before He came up to me and we were chatting a little bit before the mass I got there a little bit early And we chatted for about two three minutes or so And abortion came up I mean obviously we had no idea this was gonna happen What a bombshell leak out of the Supreme Court But we got to talking about abortion and he'd said to me you know can you imagine how many potentially Nobel Prize winners and engineers and scientists and people who may have come up with cures and new versions of antibiotics and artificial intelligence and materials technology and things that could have changed the world new potential energy systems right Can you imagine how many of those people have been wiped out due to the abomination of abortion And I said you know what Father Marty you are absolutely correct and I've thought about this often How many of these lives snuffed out that would have gone on to change the world for the better
US official: Russia plans to annex parts of eastern Ukraine
"Russia Russia Russia Russia is is is is intending intending intending intending to to to to annex annex annex annex much much much much of of of of eastern eastern eastern eastern Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine according according according according to to to to a a a a top top top top US US US US official official official official Michael Michael Michael Michael Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman said said said said US US US US ambassador ambassador ambassador ambassador to to to to the the the the organization organization organization organization for for for for security security security security and and and and cooperation cooperation cooperation cooperation in in in in Europe Europe Europe Europe warned warned warned warned Russia Russia Russia Russia we we we we also also also also recognize recognize recognize recognize the the the the southern southern southern southern city city city city of of of of Casson Casson Casson Casson as as as as independents independents independents independents carpenter carpenter carpenter carpenter believes believes believes believes Russia Russia Russia Russia has has has has been been been been planning planning planning planning a a a a sham sham sham sham referendum referendum referendum referendum in in in in Donetsk Donetsk Donetsk Donetsk and and and and Luhansk Luhansk Luhansk Luhansk regions regions regions regions in in in in order order order order to to to to create create create create a a a a video video video video of of of of electoral electoral electoral electoral legitimacy legitimacy legitimacy legitimacy there there there there are are are are also also also also signs signs signs signs that that that that Russia Russia Russia Russia is is is is intending intending intending intending to to to to engineering engineering engineering engineering independents independents independents independents voting voting voting voting Kasen Kasen Kasen Kasen carpenter carpenter carpenter carpenter confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed that that that that night night night night the the the the move move move move would would would would be be be be recognized recognized recognized recognized by by by by the the the the United United United United States States States States or or or or its its its its allies allies allies allies I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
Ed Rensi: We're Prosperous Because of Free Markets, Free Enterprise
"Well Bernie Marcus whose counter of Home Depot one of the founders a whole new partner wonderful man I mean real citizen great benefactor to our society gives everybody an opportunity And he asked me a long time ago to join job creators network where we could elevate young minorities to understand what the value of work is and to teach them how to go to work how to set an alarm clock how to get to work on time how to study learn grow and teach them what the paycheck look like and the value of work and that their hard work could be rewarded to make it grow and develop Jobs creators network was the foundation of this and I've been working with them on and off since the foundation And then just recently you know they created a coalition of job creators network the second vote advisers in the free enterprise project to talk about the free enterprise system in the United States and how it's deteriorating What can we do about it How can we get people to understand that we're prosperous because we have free markets free enterprise and all of a sudden we've got all this ever since the BLM and the deployed matter all horrible things and there's no question about that But now we've gone off the rails This social engineering and social policy the rittenhouse thing in Kenosha Wisconsin We focus on the minority activity and you know you're a scholar the federalist papers and the discussion and they were afraid of the tyranny of the minority And we have a minority of people in this country today that have big voices for whatever reason I don't quite understand it all They're shaping the policy of this country with an adverse effect on corporations and the shareholders in those corporations
Ed Rensi: Disney CEO's Job Is Not to Change Legislation
"You know you look at this situation with Disney right now for whatever reason they made a decision that they were going to challenge this parents rights law about when their kids would be sexually educated and governor desantis side to build has said you're not going to do it until they have enough maturity to manage this and the parents rights would stake and somehow Disney turned that into those say gay Bill which isn't true And then the CEO or the company comes out publicly and says I'm going to work to overthrow the bill That is not the responsibility of corporate executives to change legislation That's the job of a legislators And they need to talk to their legislators about it and not make public statements like that And you shareholder daughters to try to overthrow a bill Particularly when the vast majority of the people in Florida think it's the right thing to do And you know this is a horrible situation for Disney and I feel for them in a lot of different ways but it's self inflicted But it may be the best thing that's ever happened to business in the United States because they now see what happens when you take these social engineering or political engineering or governmental legislation positions that are untenable and don't really speak to the majority of the country
Hans Von Spakovsky: The Purpose of the Hatch Act
"In fact I've given her name I think it's zuck buck's two Because remember what happened at what happened in the 2020 election was Mark Zuckerberg and these other liberals funneled $450 million almost exclusively into big democratic densely populated urban cities and areas to basically move the get out the vote campaign into government election offices because that's where the money went Well the same people who engineered that are now in control in the Biden White House And so Biden almost as soon as he gets in issues this executive order ordering All executive cabinet agencies and offices to prepare a plan to enhance voter registration in the next election And I think what they've done is basically now moved to get out the vote campaign into federal government offices And look Dan here's a problem with this of course And you look you know this remember when you were a Secret Service agent you had to operate right under the patch act That's the same Federal employees officials can engage in political activity but a lot of people are forgotten The reason that law was passed in 1939 was because of all these scandals it turned out that in the 1938 congressional elections like the ones we are coming up are these federal Roosevelt government officials particularly in the works progress administration We're using their power over federal benefits
Ed Rensi: Disney's CEO Commentary on Florida Bill Is Irresponsible
"Read the federalist papers, when the forming of this constitution and our great country, they feared the tyranny of the minority. Right. Situation right now where Disney is reacting to the minority in a very negative way. And it's an unfortunate thing because I think basically they were trying to do the right thing for all the wrong reasons. And maybe a disaster for them, but it's going to be a real wake up call for other businesses in the United States. Boards of directors in company executives have a singular duty to the investors to the shareholders. Their job is to increase profits for those investors so they get a return on their investment. And getting off into these social engineering projects and hiding about political issues is just unconscionable. And you look at Disney. I wonder where the chief legal counsel was for Disney when they started talking about the don't say gay Bill and there were gay never appears anywhere in that document. Correct. Anywhere. Correct. This is about parents rights. You don't have the right to talk to children about sex and transgender and gender switching before they're mature enough to understand it. I don't even think they should do it until they're approaching junior high. So the parents rights Bill was a good, solid piece of legislation. Evidently, Disney never even looked at it or read it. And for the CEO to come out and say he's going to do everything he can to overturn that Bill, is irresponsible. That's not his job. His job is to run the Disney parks from the benefit of the investors.
Fact-Checking Police Brutality
"One of the reasons I like the work of Chris rufo is that in places like city journal and elsewhere, he does a really good job in a concrete way documenting how woke culture plays out in major corporations and also in the media. But here's a very interesting story that comes out of Reuters. This is the Thomson Reuters corporation a massive media conglomerate that at one time had a reputation for kind of objectively and critically presenting the news and letting people decide for themselves. Well, no more. Reuters has gone woke in a big way. And Zach kriegman turns out to have become its latest victim. Now here's a guy who has got terrific credentials. He's got a BA in economics from Michigan. He's got a JD from Harvard. He's got lots of experience with high-tech startups. He's essentially an econometrics research consultant and he's been with Reuters for 6 years where he's in involved in statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software engineering. In fact, his title in the beginning of 2020 was director of data science at Reuters. Now, interestingly, when the George Floyd business began in 2020, this guy kriegman began to see all kinds of claims being made, not just broadly in the culture, but at Reuters. And he realized that these claims really don't stand up to any kind of empirical evidence. And so what he did was he began his own research project to sort of look into them. And he began to examine all kinds of statements that were being made by his own media cooperation and found them to be completely faulty. Now, what kind of statements are we talking about? Well, first of all, this idea that the police disproportionately target black victims. And kriegman found that to be simply not true. The police are just as likely to identify white perpetrators, not victims, but perpetrators. I'm sorry. And in fact, the system is slightly biased against whites that was this conclusion about after carefully looking at the data. Another data point is the claim that Reuters was uncritically transmitting that somehow defunding the police and cutting police budgets has had no effect on effective policing. And this guy was like, really, let's look at the evidence. Well, it turns out that there is an effect. And you see a kind of direct correlation between the cutting back of police programs and the soaring of crime
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"The other thing is just calling friends out of the blue. This is something i do and maybe the says something about me. I will call out of the just pick up the phone and i called it. Kennedy hey dave. How's it going paul reason. Whatever i'll call john strand. Hey john strand. Doing tim medine. It is them and each of them always says to me. Well thanks for calling. I wanna call you. But i'm afraid you're too busy. Which maybe that's something bad about me that they don't call me but that said i encourage i curse my team. I encourage this you know if anybody needs to when he made these friendships just call. You don't have a reason. My reason for calling dave. I haven't talked to you three months. Dave or you're looking great or something like that so calling friends so these rituals just build them into your schedule some on a daily basis some on a weekly basis second thing gratefulness. You know if you're feeling down you feel stressed pause yourself and just think about what you're grateful for. You know you gotta be real careful with this. Because i was pretty depressed. Saturday was at a few days ago right. I was depressed on saturday. And here's what i was gonna fix it. I had my bagel. i call mom things. Were good but my daughter. She just left to go overseas for a master's degree and she's gonna be gone for like fourteen months. So i was depressed so i'm sitting there and i gotta do the gratefulness stay. So what am i grateful for going. I'm grateful for my family. We yeah but my daughter just took on the issue. You got to get rid of the when you're grateful thing right you think. I'm grateful for this. I got a sweet computer are look i got this thing or this person is in my life and if you find yourself being grateful or something and then you go. Yeah but stop it. Just stop with the abbot. Leave focus which grateful for and then one more thing for you. Okay so we got the rituals. We got the gratefulness. Final thing if you're feeling stressed if you feeling bad get the heck off social media for two or three days it will serve your life in such a positive. I'm not saying stay off forever right but it is great to not be on twitter for three days and jack dorsey. I'm talking to you okay. It is it is. It can get very yes. It's great to look at dave kennedy's biceps every once in a while. But you'll have to remember okay so taken two days off a twitter. I think can help. Cheer you up and being more intentional about gratefulness and call france. It's not rocket science..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"I love it now. A few times in our discussion ready you mentioned the value of things like ctx like holiday Hack challenge yeah. Why do you feel that. They are so valuable for people in this community. Whether you're in it already or you wanna be in it. Yeah because they do so many things simultaneously one is they they. They give you a practical way to put hands on keyboard and try to solve problems. Now you've got two good ones right but to solve practical problems that we cybersecurity professionals face so so practicality very important they can be fun right. You can have good time trying to sell these. Well crafted challenges that try to bring out for fun games. Occasion is an element of that fun. I'm so that's a. That's a second reason to do them. Fun of the third is most of them. Allow you to work with a team. So you can build some friends you can kind of build your little community and so forth The fourth is some of them. Let you publish your answers or they will judge your results and you can win. So that's your building up if you could publish things. Then you're building up your in the community and helping the community and maybe building a reputation for yourself. So i think across all those different things as long as you choose good challenges now if you choose crap challenges don't be surprised if they frustrate you and you hate them. They're not fun. They're not practical. You're not learning so you got to choose the right challenges but if you choose the right ones. They are instrumental in developing chris. In fact my own. I mentioned that i was at bellcore. And so here. I am this this kid out of college and i get put on the security team of essentially this sort of group within the phone company. This trying to keep the phone company safe and secure. It's a part of bell labs. I was terrified. I didn't think you talk about imposter syndrome. I mean most people i worked with have. Phd's we talked about. How degrees don't matter but still. I felt that here with this Astor's degree and i'm rounded by. It's like i can't. I can't possibly compete with them and we had now. I don't recommend this for today. This was a quite a while ago but we had a sun workstations four one two four one three not that for today just to reiterate you ask. I would recommend this. We had an open understanding among our security team. This team did incident response and penetration testing for the phone companies. That if somebody could hack into your workstation they were allowed to they were not allowed to go but they could get their plan flag so it was like okay. So i've got a bunch of page needs in computer. Science have spent the last twenty years trying to secure the phone system. I'm this kid right out of college. And i gotta deal with this but it was sort of gave affiliation at the time Although there was the big defcon seat. Jeff that's back..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"They do. They get their so so i did it. A different took a different path. But i just don't have this expectation you're gonna come out sixty dollars necessarily coming out of high school. You're not gonna do that. You'd be great fortunes. Make forty fifty k. Coming out of high school coming out of college Gonna make some more But it's gonna take time it's growth is gonna take opportunity and it's going to take you to be ready all the time and to to take to step out One of the things that a emphasized to the management and supervisory group is stop marin the lally close start wearing where the the the clothing for the next position. But we're that button up shirt. Friday dress for the job. You want not the job you have right exactly and you should see the difference in the team. You're already it's it's remarkable out the transition state place. It's why i collect west dressed as batman now. Kept it's ironic that you said that because one of my supervisor who is off today came in with his batman teacher had cut you off. I like that you mentioned growth in that As opposed to just taking the time to learn also taking the time to grow. That's a really important part because it gets people outside. Their comfort zone allows them to to kind of do something that maybe they're not used to but definitely improves their overall. Being thank you. I i really i i tell everybody. Take the gooding qualities you see the come out of me and use oh for your benefit later on in life and as part of succession planning and i challenge each and every one of them i will put them all. In uncomfortable situations intentionally to see what kind of fortitude they have in getting out of that situation or not getting out but what they do with it. So i throw a project that they don't really know a lot about and see what. Yeah because when you find that one or two or ten or whatever people that really take the time to self. Educate that person's worth more than their weight in gold epson. I mean serious. I we have some employees here at our company that you give them a task and if they don't know it without even asking them they will put themselves through all sorts of training teaching reading just to learn that skill and that person like man. I will do anything to not to not lose them. You know. that's that's a hard skill defined absolutely. There's another aspect that we didn't didn't talk about it pay Are sitting manager. Believes in compensating us. I'm happy i'm very happy. It amick more shirt. But i'm very happy i make enough to make me happy. And that that trickles down to the team members we also certification pay program. Were you know. Have a certain amount of certifications. I created the table based on your progression. You could get an extra six hundred dollars a month if you get of cases nice what you have. Would you have for so you build up this amazing team and you you know. You're challenging them and you're making them learn new things. What do you do to help. Combat like the concept of burning out. Or you know like just self care like those coping mechanisms. What do you. What do you and your team do. Or what advice. Can you give either form. I i personally believe that. The bosses come across as boss aren't very successful. Everybody knows you boss. You don't need side of the boston allowing them to allowing them to contradict allowing them get some downtime. The nice i pick on my team a lot. We we have so much fun. It's it it works for us because it goes back to that culture that you talked about before it seems like you know that if the culture is warm and friendly and inviting them people will feel that way which will also make them feel comfortable to come and tell you if they're feeling ready to burn out or stressed or life has got something in their life has got them down. It may not even be the job will tell you and that's right. I will tell you that. I can i. I know you have to know your personality to is leader. I can come across as intimidating very direct. And tell you what i think relevant with you want me to tell you even get out you can tell me the same thing I had one employee working another building. I consolidated all alvis into one facility and He was afraid to come over. He was afraid of me is what i eventually found out brought them in here. One on one to harm in violate joel. May and store. And if you don't like it after two three months. I'll give you a report and recommendation. I'll give you whatever you need a reference to get another job. He's long comes new talks most smack with. Yeah yeah realized human. Yeah yeah. I think sometimes What lacks a lot of times in organizations is communication. And and what you just said. Sounds like you have a really good open. Line open door policy and people feel very comfortable in communicating with you. Know one of the things we like to ask on this on. This series is For people in the industry that you respected the most maybe someone you consider colleague mentor. Somebody that you might think You know that just help you along in your career that you now look up to and go man. This is this is someone everyone should know about. You know i gotta tell you that That will you read my sure that. I've had a lot of mentors but in this industry from a leadership perspective. Let's stick it out of the industry. I from a leadership some good commanders. I had some bad commanders in the military and the best commander respected you and what i just told you. Allow that free flow of communication as long as it was respectful and fewer the closed doors or not etc. But i still keep in touch with him facebook and his wife as well. He was the one that was their retirement. It.
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"Send me out of the we got out of the campaign. Got you time or something like that. They need that. They need to see that shuman as well. Yeah i agree with that one hundred percent and they and and when you can take it then it also shows them that it's okay. Well look i fell for. Doesn't define them and they now get some education and move forward right. Yeah did you have. Did you have to work up to that. Was your senior management. Always on board with being part of the testing or was that something that you had to convince them for So let me let me answer it. This way that it was a tough sell to sell the program. I and i actually hammer resistance from some that. I didn't expect resistance from based on where they were in the organization but eventually everybody came around. We went through several rations of this policy and some had more to say it and some didn't so eventually we put it all together and we here at here. The city of ryan away the city manager runs. It is all the direct reports thinks. There's like ten of us sitting in a conference room and he will ask everybody on board or not with this and it was unanimous. And so once that's done you've got everybody's buying and so i'd asked during that time okay. We're not exempt. I didn't really ask. We're not exempt from this. And they all agreed that we can't be an even the council's not exempt. So there you go at all that worst and it's it's a smart plan because again just to reiterate we we've seen it go the other direction and it's really really hard for employees to respect Not just the management but the program itself we've actually seen companies where employees will will set up their own rules to just catch the fish that way they can pass it not really seeing that there's benefit to the program you know benefit to reporting benefit to to taking all of the the steps that are necessary to safeguard the company themselves their families because it feels so adversarial feels like mama data just trying to catch you in that lie and you're gonna get in trouble you know. Think i'm leaving one thing out. Now you've said that the souso and i we have a powerpoint presentation that we tag team on like we worked together for many years so he can play off each other really well and we go around to each department. We update we keep everything current and we present that training when our training to that department. Here's a susan did leave out. Is everybody here to see brian. Brian is required to take three hours of cybersecurity training multiple times. That's only hours. Were committing sir. Secure that face to face with us as the is one hour that the annual texas required Cybersecurity training is another hour that and then they had. They have a choice between multicultural. Horses in before has a plethora of courses out there that we have seven are elements that they can take and let them choose that just kind of nice too because you know sometimes people like somebody has a kid at home. And maybe there's a training on how to keep your kids safe or someone's dealing with an older parent and like how to keep your your elderly family safe and those courses may not be applicable to me. If i don't have kids or an older family. I'm taking care of but by letting them choose it. You're letting them take a piece of education. That is really a personal for them. And that's a that's a nice touch on our newsletters include topics that people can take home with them or for that purpose. I always put a little tagline insane. A share with your family friends and frenemies so have you always had the philosophy of encouraging that the security training that you do at work become personal in addition to just about your your organization. Oh absolutely i are training one of the things. I emphasize draining is shouldn't have if you have young children at home a teenager under you shouldn't have a computer in a room by itself our. You can't monitor in some way. What what they're doing on the computer and it shouldn't should definitely not be behind closed door. So those are we we. That's just one example. Yeah that's smart parenting right. I mean we when parents ask us the same thing especially with our work with i left. We tell them that you know you apparent who monitors their children. Their children are less likely to be a victim of grooming or some online predator. And i'm very selfish in my service security messaging. Because in what i tell everyone is i want everybody. To think of me is a center of the universe. And i'm the hub in the wheel and trish your spoke on my day. And if chris takes the same attitude as being the hub is universe where all extending our defenses further and further out unlike. So if you had to give some advice for folks like maybe there's somebody here who's starting off their career right. They're just going to become a cease so or cio. They're they're they're that's maybe their future goal. They're getting handed this job presently if you could say to them. Look here's three things. I want you to to focus on so you could be the best at that job. What would you. What would you tell them. I would suggest that in high school be as much of a nerdy cannon. Don't worry about what other people are thinking There's a lot of current technology courses at programs out there that offer coursework or some local ones or even offering cyber we work with them directly. I we do we work with high school to have kids come in from time to time and my managers night we sit around and we talk about what we do in what they need to do what they need to focus on if they want to get into this. Some people say is boring. We sit as exciting as you. You can grow your voice. And that's after forty one years still exciting so One of the things. We i tell in employees women giving the departmental training is if you want your kids to take of you get them into cybersecurity paycheck and i don't know if i completely answered the question but it was. It was great. It was great. It was a great piece of advice. A we Because right now there's five hundred twenty six thousand jobs needed. I'm filled in this country and people will ask will. What advice do you have for me to get into the field. So we'd like to take people like you said you've been in this field of forty one years so if if some young guy or gal is listening to this podcast and saying i wanna be burning in four years from now. Then you know then what what is the advice..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"Welcome to the social desk engineer. Got or podcast. The security awareness series episode. One hundred and fifty two by the way. Just saying that number is a little fear-inspiring that we're at one hundred and fifty two episodes. I'm chris had nagy to ceo and founder of social engineer. Social dash engineer dot org as well as the innocent lies foundation. they've been hosting this. For all one hundred fifty two episodes and at my child is my trustee i was gonna say psychic not really a sidekick like i worked for him ryan mcdougall ryan. How are you today. thanks for joining me. I'm doing great chris. Yeah i'm ryan mcdougall on the chief operating officer social engineer llc. I'm also the lead open source. Intelligence trainer for se com having taught both black hat and derby con when that was the thing as well as private classes I've been in the information technology field from us. Twenty four years with the last nine being focused on adversary simulation and security. Thanks for having me. And he's only twenty six so he started saying it just makes me feel great. Yeah that's my goal so this episode is sponsored by social dust. Engineer dot com. We are a trusted information. Security company specializing in fully managed voice fishing or visiting an email phishing programs as well security assessments. I'm sure you can't even like turn the news on without thinking or hearing about ransomware another attack has occurred another breach or all worried about your information your employees what can we possibly due to safeguard against fishing and fishing. That's exactly what we specialize in. We actually delve into the science behind. Why these things work and then help companies figure out educational processes and programs to defend against them so You can find out more information on our services on social dash engineer dot com and you can check out whole new website there an addition that you know that we run a slack channel If you don't know the down. I think this is the direction i'm pointing right down. There in the show notes is the link for the slack channel. We have almost a thousand people in now. Everyday talking about things like fishing fishing pretexting. We've had six people find jobs through the slack. Channel all different types of discussions about psychology non verbals. It's just a full of everything to do with from the physiological and psychological parts of social engineering. So you can join us in there. Also if you're not watching this on youtube but you're listening to an on one of our platforms like itunes or spotify or one of the other many platforms. Then you should give a big shout out to clutch. 'cause the opening closing all the music is thanks to those guys and if you don't know who they are shame on you seriously shamed by now. Go over to produce rock dot com They're actually about to start at thirty Not a thirty year tour tore in in. Well whatever just go check it out pro desk rocks dot com best band on the planet. Obviously they're better than me. 'cause i don't even know how to speak and last but not least Check out the innocent lives foundation dot org my amazing team over there. Imf is working really hard to unmask anonymous online child predators We've just helped with our over our three hundred case this year Since we started for four years but this year we just had our three hundred case and we work very closely with law enforcement to make sure that the people who are trafficking and hurting children are brought to justice. You can check out the work were doing and how you can help at innocent lives foundation dot org now. Let's get to our show. I'm real excited about this one. Is you know this particular series of our podcast is focusing on on the security awareness side of how we can keep our population safe and who better than our guests which is bernie acre Burn as a chief information officer for a whole city. Bryan texas now. Just get this. What he's what he has to have charge of here. All technology and communication systems for fire. Police public works the electric utility as well as all the general or support organizations that are part of all of those different entities He's also currently appointed member of the texas cyber security council. And he's been in this for forty one years which is amazing since he's only forty two years old and Including twenty years in the us air force in twenty one years an electric utility industry in municipal government. I don't know about this burning. This bio makes it sound like you should be a hundred and fifty years old and there's no way you are but i can't thank you enough for joining us on the show today. Thank you i thank. You appreciate you asking. Yes it's actually exciting for us because This one you know one of the goals for us in this in this show is to really figure out how we can apply at someone with your level of experience. All the things you've done through your career when we look out today and we see just everything is getting breached. everything is getting hit by ransomware. And the very things that you are protecting in your daily life are the things that people want to attack. So let's just talk. Let's go back in time. A little bit in your transition from the air force to where you were working for a municipality and now into where you are now how did that transition take place. Well in two thousand. I started looking for my next career when i grew up. Retired from the military and Randomly is totally random. I found that out wanted a hundred. I freaked out at henry stops me and the It it was an opinion. Perfect fit into the net on our was as well. I got hired the electric utility here. wanted to try something out on the military cow three four years and so after seven years i decided to try something else and so we moved our cooperative. My boss Here in he. And i work together to lick utility wanted me to come back and merge everything into one and too early The the entire technology processes the heared zero so Been back here eight years now and we st- interesting conversation to really share because it's very pertinent buses on our talking that before two thousand one. We both started here. The city ryan two thousand one and neither one of us thought about cybersecurity..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
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"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"There's absolutely no way that they would respond to me and what this does is it basically puts you in line with all of the other people who said the exact same thing. Yep yep right and going back to my my broadway background. The reason why. I got to know broadway producers was because i asked this thing of myself outta party so i went to a panel discussion. And there were a bunch of broadway producers on that panel. And i knew the person who owned the theatre and at the end of that panel. Everybody was crowding around that panel. And she leaned over to me and she said you know everybody's trying to get a you know the ear of these producers but they're all going to be at our christmas party in about a week later. She emails me an invite to the christmas party now. I've got a show that night. But i've got about half hour before the ship before i have to run off to the show so i get there and it's crowded in there. There's one of those producers in the corner and she's talking to somebody else and at the time. The idea of interrupting another person's conversation was the most terrifying thing i've ever ever considered. Sure it so so i'm thinking i don't want to interrupt. I feel so awkward. But i've only got another ten minutes here. Like what am i going to do. And then i asked you know i basically asked myself like what is the absolute worst that could happen in this scenario. And what is the absolute best thing that can happen in this scenario. Can i live with boats. And then i went over there up very curious like how did that conversation. Yes so i said. I'm so sorry to interrupt Right so i basically just like i. I am so sorry to interrupt. But i saw you on this panel and i was so interested in producing and thought that you had so many interesting things to.
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"So i am obsessed with piranha and i can see elements of how all of your other films basically came from your your vision for piranha. And i'd love to do an interview with you to talk about that. What happens. I mean that right. I mean that's such an eclectic point out too that you know a assuming it's true If if i were james and i were to read that i'd be like oh. This guy actually knows me. Yep like he actually knows me and he wants to talk about something that other people are not like every almost talk about avatar. Nobody's asking me that question. Exactly exactly and intrigues me. Yeah and the point that you just made which is so so important is true right because that's the mistake as he too. Many people make like there are people who will reach out to me and they know that i like comic books right but they will just sort of like do like the biggest like surface type of thing and try to talk to me about dc. And win i am clearly. If you read anything. I write a marvel person and that type of thing. Where it's you take that little extra time to do the research and then you reach out with your individual curiosity right like your your curiosity. The thing that your curious about that really does actually light. You up you're far more likely to have a response because people can see that you really get it. You've taken the time to understand this. And i think the mistake that i see a lot of people make within this. Is they read something somewhere right where it says. Oh well talk about something that they you know that they like and then they just come off sounding. Like you know a total poser. And you're just like okay. Fine either your opposed or you're a stalker. Yeah either either. You know it's like how was that stake. You had last night that either okay. I this this is fascinating. So what's the so the tiny the as one of the most interesting ones because the e. Is this ask. That is so different than any other ask. And i and i would argue that. This ask is one of the most important one of the most powerful for any any career. Like if you are trying to jump forward if you're trying to make any kind of successful leap this ask is the one. And the reason why is because it is actually focused inward as opposed to outward so the extraordinary ask is the ask you ask yourself of what you think is impossible. Where basically you confront all of your assumptions that you have stacked up around the social interactions that you yourself are allowed to have and what tends to happen. Most of the time is we will read something or see something or hear somebody doing an interview like this and we will almost always say that was so interesting. I really liked that person. I would love to reach out to them but they're probably so busy. Probably got so many things going on that..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"I was always interested in. How does this help the the the industry or or the world's like how does this help sort of a larger larger group of people have always been motivated by that idea of. How does this help more people or an industry as a whole as opposed to being like well how does this. How does this benefit me. So you mentioned before that when you started that process that you try to create duplicate -able processes so you can create a framework so yet is what framework did you create and getting to know people out of that experience. Yeah i created so many parks. It's not but it but the one that became the most popular was the concept of dime which is four ways to ask for things. So there's direct indirect mutually beneficial and extraordinary so direct asking is the aspect of i. Just say directly to you. Will you do this thing for me. And the interesting dynamic of a direct ask is that it engages the primitive part of the brain. Especially if we're just meeting each other for the first time so it's like we're in the wild and if i ask you directly for something your primitive brain is like you're trying to steal my food and i have that same sort of high level of anxiety and the thing that i noticed. Was that the direct ask in. Initial interactions was the absolute. Lisa leased effective way to do it right so so i learned very very quickly that i didn't say can you introduce me to investor so they can invest in my broadway show or hey will you invest in this broadway show right. I learned that that was not a very effective way sort of immediately. So that led me to the idea of the indirect which is very very fascinating Type of scenario because in an indirect. Ask what i do. Is i present you with a problem. And i invite you to become a thought partner in helping. Solve the problem. So when i do it that way. The brain goes from fighter. Flight up to the level of reasoning. Because it's very hard to say yes or no to a question that has that sort of problem solving capacity so you know it right and there's also that kia effect element where you're helping me sort of co create the solution now. You're actually a lot more baden to the whole to to the whole scenario. So what i would do is with lot of producers and investors. I would go to them and say. I'm actually very very new in this. I'm really not you know. I like this. Is you know the very beginning stages for me. So i'm actually curious. Do what do you think of this particular property like if you if you were me. Would you be selling this. Would you be like. What is this a viable product. Basically and the interesting thing is that a lot of the time they say well let me see. Let me take a look. And i'm willing to give you some advice or sort of give you some thoughts on..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"Is critically important to invest in and having them experts that makes a huge difference in making sure we keep. The human element focused all the time on. So you know. I mean there's some great places to go to scotland in. You don't need to be a psychologist to understand human human behavior and you just need to have a hunger in passion for it. There's some fantastic mentors out there as we know. We talked about chaldean evil. You know your good friend. Paul polak man fabulous fabulous and on. His work is unbelievable unbelievable. So we've got some fantastic visionary psychologists that we can pick their work up on land from on. Don't be afraid to adopt as well. You know you don't have to follow everyone to everything they do. Be visually yourself adopt. Trying new things we did. We just tried things out. what worked. Well i worked well for us. Don't be afraid to be flexible and adaptable and love that messaging. Mike i i also love the idea because people ask me. There's all the time you don't need a psych degree to do this job tab understanding degree. Well you don't need it. You don't need you know to me bruce lee to famous while new on said well. I don't have a block belks. It just told you what certificates a piece of paper. It's a piece of paper experience and experience. Is everything no am. I gonna talk and quite often ago. Yeah you know eighteen years eighteen and eighteen years at the but things nothing because that's just talking about it but actually when you look at don over two hundred physical it's actually don't hundred thousand fishing that's experienced actually doing it so go and a half ago go into walks. People go and learn about people professional len by yourself. It's going to be the first thing i learned about yourself is definitely important. But you're right you don't need a degree you don't need to go to school to to lend uninstalled till understand people better lend social skills as well. I love it Now one thing. We've been asking people literally for twelve years of doing this. Podcast is a book recommendations. It could be one. It doesn't even be about our lung right. It could be something you just read that. You're like i love that book and something you want to recommend. Okay so i'm going to put. I am going to put a psychology. Had on now. Because i am absolutely hooked on psychology human behavior so annexed behavior and its entirety. So probably one of the best books for me..
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"Should just drop the mic can walk off screen right now. I don't know stopping use. Drop the mic. I don't know maybe we should. We should drop the hold on. Don't don't talk to mike. I am the my you said it yourself. Kristen yet. you're right absolutely right. You shouldn't think about normal does size companies. You should just take a simplistic approach on followed and steps and if you can secure those steps. You've got more chance of success. Yeah so when you're talking about personalizing these These sessions that you do for like two hundred people i- personalizing based like all these two hundred people from the same department within the company and you're personalizing it to that department. Or how are you. What's your method of personalizing to that size. So so it's a bit harder. Now isn't ryan 'cause we got covert now so we can't get out and about with normally deliver these sessions face to face. We do in our delivered up to an early two thousand people before now on stage. We do big venues if we needed to. But now we okubo. We had to adapt and we adopted pretty quickly and pretty well using teams microsoft teams. And we've developed a three hour online session. The how do we make it personal rail and so what we will do. Normally it doesn't matter where you're from. What team then per se. We will ask if he wants to sign up which they do might seem len. Go into a no centurychevy. Single vestments in nazi in on. Amkor what we do. Is we slowly build it up. So we take him through the fox to theory to psychology. Now we get some real attacks week to a storm before kkob it and you. I call it the religious you start. That's fine as you as you've taken them through these stories. It's a real eye-opening you then go. Well what about you and we put slides where we don't name people say we've looked at everyone on this call. You know issue but we don't name you when we put about five facts up there so we know your dog name is molly. We know you're movers. Maiden name is close. We know people.
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"So you have to have a rule set right because i think some people listening to this need to hear the have a line that you won't cross you have a method that you use like is your method to go in and just scare the living daylights out of the out of the senior level. So that way they comply at a fear. What is it that you're trying to accomplish with this with this task We don't we don't go stove. Aligns chris no. We're very ethical. Only on we've got a key 'cause that's values in place so we don't want that i frightened people. We certainly don't go down that road but we use social engineering into expos the risks to their business and also when we do it personal for them so we will not personal program. We offer that we asked them to sign up to it. They give commission. We don't do anything without commission And then we demonstrate what we could find the oh since and then we start to plan the attacks on that but we make very personal real to say this could happen but the good news is and it's always going to be good news. The good news is we can help a not usually gets the attention of the seniors but also a believe you know you've got to have vision white so with us being oversea and all the security awareness for the company and that's massive in the company and sent him on the hottest things for any company in the moments. You've gotta be able to give the business vision. Where are you trying to go what you're trying to achieve. What's in it for them. And also noticed chris with human behavior. It's not quick is no quick fix. Yeah it's very complicated. So they've got a gots. Allow the mustard seed to grow in essence and trust. It's too quick to to to hit people stick which is not going to win hearts and minds i. this messaging is honest..
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"We run a slack channel as a thousand people in there now every day talking about fishing fishing pretexting. We've had job postings for careers we've had five people find brand new jobs on the slack on the slack channel All sorts of things about conferences. Coming up not just our own but others in the community so come on and you could check it out in the show notes and pointing down. I think it's down there. But i don't know The show notes has the link for that and we always want to say a big shoutout. Thank you to the band clutch. If you don't know who they are. Shame on you. Shame shame but you should go find out who they are. You could do that at pradesh. Rock dot com. They're just about to enter a thirty year tour. Not for thirty years. Is there thirty anniversary. So but man they were. They have been on tour for about thirty years. Anyhow go check them out you can come to one of the shows. You'll probably see me. At many of them i will be. There are the music at the beginning. And the end of this podcast and we loved them very very much and last but not least. Don't forget the checkout innocent lives dot org That organization is just amazing. There with my team is really really phenomenal. They helped to unmask and identify anonymous child predators working very close with law enforcement to ensure that the people who are hurting kids can be brought to justice and put where they belong which is behind prison. We are five. Oh one c. Three so any help you can give whether you want to volunteer or donate is something that can really really help and even spreading the word. How can really help about what we're doing there so we thank everyone for that. I just looked outside because it's a big thunderstorm and My guest which were about to get to his ultimate big thunder storm. So we're hoping that we'll be able to stay connected. So let me introduce theresa. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting. Theresa just a couple of months ago when i went on her amazing podcast But she is the founder of handwriting. Pi which is a full service handwriting. Analysis business didn't even know like something that like that existed. So if you're like me you're going to be fascinated by this. But not only does she do handwriting analysis but she's a professional personality investigator who can spot a lot of the red flags from people who might have dangerous personalities. Which if you're a fan of that topic you probably been reading my blogs on psychology. Today that all is about that very thing and it's very very important that we know that especially in the workplace or home so she can help people identify strengths and uncover. What is holding you back and what is going on in your life. That can make your goals. Just come true She's been interested in this when she was fourteen. We're going to definitely talk about that. Because that's a really young age should be interested in this field didn't even know existed And led her to hosting her own. Podcast which i had the pleasure of being on. It's called the most unusual tea party..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"That concerned. If their intellectual property gets stolen because at the end of the day would probably take a mammoth mammoth effort to spin up a manufacturing plant. Right that would then actually be able to replicate whatever that intellectual property was and so if that's like two three years down the line while Companies already. They've already gone ahead with newer innovations in. It's not that big a deal. Yeah not not all of them. But i certainly habits. Yeah one hundred percent so in your experience what what level of organizations are bringing you in for your assistance so like are you dealing with the lower and people are the higher end executives calling for your services like where in average what level the organization kinda introduces you into their process. It really is across the board. And we've we've kind of gone back and forth just in terms of branding right so a so you know that kind of role if if an organization is larger they already have a c. So that's probably not gonna jibe well right so i really look at it more from a program. A program maturity program building perspective and and in baton manner. I i work across the board right. Small organizations a lot of mid size organizations. That's probably the lion share of the of of the companies. I specifically work with is is more on the mid size like they don't really have a dedicated security team and things of that nature but absolutely on the enterprise side as well and that's really more along the lines of. Hey we know we have stuff to do and we need some help. Whether that's helped you know kind of like facilitating those conversations with leadership and things of that nature or just. Hey you know. Can you help me you know. Just push this long. Let's make this happen so rocky. I know we're getting near the end here. Let me ask you a few questions out. If you could list on what would be the action steps that you think corporations to start doing now based on the things that we spoke about today while it's really a question Culture is big right. And and i kind of have a love. Hate relationship with the term because We primarily most mostly information. Security community uses in terms of like you need to build a security culture and i think i think when you look at it from that perspective. You're missing kind of the other side of the story which is security needs to also understand your your culture right and so And whether you know if that's just like you know we we absolutely trust all of our employees or you know. Were really large collaboration. Kind of organization or we really wanna focus on principle of privilege. Whatever the ends of the spectrums are Your program needs to also reflect that as well right Security awareness training needs to be personal right now it is never like you know the messaging from almost all platforms not all but a lot of platforms historically has always been Look you're our employees and it's your responsibility to protect our corporate data and that doesn't change behavior. This is all about behavior where human changes bad. So it's not just that it's not easy so if you can make that training really kind of personal and say hey look you know. I've been in this industry a time. Here's a bunch of crazy things that i've seen and here's three really simple steps to kinda help protect you and your.
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"Everybody's young to me now i was talking to this young Young man who we were listening on the radio and he was talking. We were listening to About this runner from I think it was either tanzania or ethiopia and he had just won the one of the marathons and he says. I came from that tribe. And i was i was. I was fascinated by that. He studying in california at graduate school. And i go. Wow that's really cool. And then i started thinking. Why is it that so many grew the greatest runners in distance runners. Come from that area of east-africa and you know and i said you know and i just benign curiosity. Chris knows this. You know this is great. And i said why do you think this is so i said is is that the food is at the altitude. Is it the genetics that everybody talks about. And the guy thought for a minute and we were driving as we're listening to the radio and he said when we were kids we didn't have news and i go. What does that have to do with anything. And he says waiting know what records were. We didn't know what twenty six kilometer one we just ran and we ran and we ran there was no imposition of rules and restrictions. And you only have to go this far. And so we would ron from village to village to village to village and back and nobody ever said. Don't do it that fast arrest in between or once. You have some gatorade. while you're adan we just ran and ran and ran now. There may be some truth to that. Maybe that's just a his thinking. But i have to honor what he says that these kids grow up and they just run you know in the same way that infidels of brazil. You know from the time you're too you have a soccer ball attached to your foot and you're kicking it around. And how do you get a pele. Nobody tells you you have to go to the park to play. You just play wherever wherever you're at. And so i think the the dispelling these self made impositions and getting rid of these restrictions has a lot to do with you can craft your future no matter watch your your your handed and And of course there's going to be limits but look at look at Look benjamin franklin who gets out of school at age six or seven or six grade and Travels to from From philadelphia to boston. Or reverse. I forget now and with pennies in his pocket learns to to run a printing press from his brother and Grows on to invent things and and become a great scientist. How do you become a benjamin franklin..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"I wanted to write and there. It is so i think it's just my natural curiosity and And i know you want to get your your hands on these notebooks eventually. Never just listen. I just say it could happen. I think i've a i two questions for you. The first is what's the difference between the excellence and perfection. Yeah a great question max. Because you know it's interesting. We think that human seek perfection. And that's actually wrong human seek the the penultimate thing that human siegen and and that's one of the items that's covered in. The book is that we seek psychological comfort. And in all its manifestations be it enjoying a good book coffee over tea. A tranquil environment the perfect music or our preferences what what are my preferences at any given time and if in we don't want we don't necessarily need perfection. You know for a young child when when the mother's not there the teddy bear will do when the teddy bears out there. The blanket will do and and if you you know and if you understand the human brain you realize oh yeah yeah there can be surrogates. And those surrogates that create psychological comfort are powerful. So you know why is it that you can go. You can have two gas stations in two different corners and one has a higher price than the other one but people will go to that one million because it has more lighting in its because it creates psychological comfort and there are innumerable examples of that this this fact that the gold standard in a now and forever is simply this. Whoever provides the most psychological comfort is going to be the soonest winner because when everybody has the same information when everybody has the same. They're offering the same things like seat belts and stuff like that. Then you have. Somebody like volvo who came out and said seatbelts not good enough. We're gonna put airbags in there and the minute that started while let's put three by air by and now it's like ninety seven seven eight nine airbags. Yeah and you say what is that. For psychological comfort people will pay for it. people will gravitate towards it and people will embrace it and the minute you realize that whether you're a sales person or whatever that's that's what really humans really what human seek not perfection. So excellence is about expedience. Then it's it's my experience of the journey. I'm on so would you see so. For instance we have sam design for cars. So when you're in a car you hear certain things depended on the brand that sephardim of excellence of the designer. Who has done. I want to get a cadillac rather than up name another by car. Yeah well now. We're talking about preferences and that that that that whoever meets our matches our preference so if if i if i like a certain ride if i have if i like a certain sent..
"engineer" Discussed on The Social-Engineer Podcast
"If you're still not traveling There there have organizers for the cyber security industry leaders so that way we could talk about threat intelligence and other threats that are happening to all of our companies. there's a rapid fire segment voted to social engineering. Which will be on and we'll be discussing. How those who work from home or specifically targeted by social engineers and hacking the militias hacking community you can sign up by going to living security dot com and check out the breaking awareness conference there. Okay now let's get also in the show notes it'll be in the show now. Let's get to the fun part. This month were joined at you. You know the name come on. You've seen a million times on the podcast. You read one of his fourteen. Plus books are probably more got the number wrong. But he's one of my good friends and one of my personal mentors which i know he loves that title but it really is true. Joan navarro he served in the fbi for twenty five years and then after leaving that He uses expertise in non verbal behavior analysis as a now author helping the world understand why these things are so important I did get it right. Fourteen books and twenty nine different languages all dealing with body language human. You could see a few of them if you're on the youtube channel right here behind me as many of them on display their his book what everybody is saying remains one of the number one bestselling body language books in the world for now over twelve years and being author myself. I know how important that is. That's a pretty cool thing to have. And joe has a new book coming out This month that you're listening to this podcast it's called be exceptional and it brings all forty years of his observations and research into this one book and that's really what we're here to discuss today. Joe i can't thank you enough for coming back to the show chris. I had no choice. I know i know where you live. You simply will not leave me alone..