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Weight Gain and African American Food Culture: Tony W. Reflects on His Journey
"So tell me about what happened when you really first realized that, you know, if your weight went up to 464, 381 when you got into BLE, I mean, you started, you were using food, you weighed a lot more than your body was supposed to weigh. So when did you really see that happening? Well, I first started putting on weight when I was a teenager. I worked at Baskin -Robbins and they allowed you to eat anything you wanted while you were working there, which was, you know, and I was smoking weed at the time. So, you know, put those together and guess what, you know, just like a balloon, I just, you know, and so, but it really was the whole fast food culture that we live in. That's the way I ate. And growing up, I should mention growing up, my mom was a great cook, but then we had five, I had four brothers and, you know, on Sundays, we had a big dinner after church and it was, you know, it's fried chicken, it's macaroni and cheese, collard greens, rolls. I mean, and my dad's plate would look like, you know, the Devil's Tower of Wyoming in Close Encounters, I mean, where they had that big, huge mound and that's where I learned, you know, that's what you do, you, you know, you just grub out, pig out and it's not frowned upon. But anyway, so I was able, as a child, I was able to, like you say, I was active and so I was able to keep my weight down. Once I became late teens, they really started to catch up to me. But it really wasn't until later on is when I was an adult that I really started to have a, you know, I started putting on serious, you know, hundreds of pounds overweight. Yeah, you're, I'll tell the listeners, you are an African American man and you've talked about the culture in the African American community around food, right? Right, right, absolutely. So you have so many fried foods and those kinds of things and it's really horrible when you think about it because the, and this is not just to African Americans, that other people have food in their cultures that are part of their, it's a part of your culture, it's a part of who you are and you're expected to partake in it and yet it's the thing that was killing me. It's the thing that was killing me. Talk about your health problems that happened when you were 464, 381. When you first began BLE, what kind of health problems did you have associated with the obesity? Well, for a number of years I was fine, you know, and then I remember I was at a concert and I had to keep going to the bathroom and I was really thirsty and I knew what that meant because my mom had diabetes and so that was really the first time I had any kind of health problem and then it kind of spiraled and this is this is at my highest weight around about 464 pounds and so I started to have neuropathy in my feet. I started to have, you know, the joint pain high cholesterol, you know, the shot. It was just everything. It was just a big spiral. Then I started to have hernias. I had five hernia surgeries in one year. I mean, I was contemplating the gastric bypass at one point but I opted not to do that, which I'm thankful for now, you know, but it really was a thing of me gradually gaining weight and then getting to the point where there were so many things that I saw were going to happen that if I didn't take some action and then a friend of mine, a friend of mine who was younger than me and weighed less than me had a stroke and I saw then I had a moment of clarity then that's going to be me.
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Single Dad LJ Opens Up About the Challenges of His First Marriage
"You have five five kids Two three live with you and two are in the state over Yes, so what what happened with your first wife with? However that fell out Well, we moved to North Dakota. I grew up in a place called Ontario, Oregon. Yep, and Ontario is Well when I was growing up it had about Three to four thousand people maybe oh wow, and they had the number one violent crime and drug use stats in the state of Oregon The way it was explained to me by the police was if Ontario was the size of Portland There would be three times the violent crime that Portland sees she's It is bad. My sister was shot in the back when we were kids. I had friends get stabbed My buddy Sean had to carry his intestines to the hospital because he got a stomach laid open. That is crazy I never would think that yeah, same and people don't talk about it because like you don't hear about it on the news and right because it that shit happens in small towns all the time and It's just so unheard of that most of the time. They don't tell people outside of the town Wow for a long time Ontario was just Still is to a certain extent. It's just a really garbage place to be with all the drug use and So many my friends OD'd and so many people I knew got I had a buddy that I've known since we were both like infants and He ended up getting HIV from chair needles. He got really bad into heroin and stuff like that. It was just It was everywhere. So we decided to leave she had some family up in North Dakota. So we went to Minot, North Dakota and I was working. It's About an hour from the Canadian border and it's freakishly cold there and it's expensive to live and so I was working all the time, I mean When everything fell apart, I was doing 16 16s with four days off in between And I've been a chef. I should probably start there. I've spent my professional career as a chef Oh nice since I was about 16, and um, so I was cooking all the time always at work and I don't know something gave my wife decided to start talking to a guy from back home and Of course, I wasn't aware of it her sister had a kid and she decided that Her and my sons were gonna go back here to Oregon to meet her new niece so they could meet their cousin and everything I thought that was a wonderful idea. I'm working all the time anyway, so that'd be great little thing for them to do So I paid for the Amtrak tickets and I got him on the train and got him back over here to Oregon so she could go to her sister's and then About three days into that I woke up to a text message and I was apparently getting a divorce No and I'm like you you took my kids halfway across the country to leave me and Like then I didn't hear anything from her for like a week. So she already had it planned out. I'm up Yeah, and I'm up there with her family. Wow, so I got nothing and um So I tried to get a hold of my mom because that's where she was supposed to be staying at I tried to get a hold of her sister and she was telling her sister that she was staying at my mom's house and telling My mom that she was staying at her sister's house And she had my kids over at this dude's house who I find out when I figured out who it was, he was a childhood friend of mine and Yeah, it was I Couldn't focus on my work. Of course tried really hard I tried really hard to just do my job and I thought you know I can Logic my way out of this. Yeah I was burning myself on the grill. I was messing up orders that I never messed up before and So I told my boss like look I'm not here man. I'm just not I'm not here. So there's no point in me being here I told her what was going on and To the credit of the company. I won't mention their name, but they are the largest restaurant group on the face of the planet She told me to go and try to fix my marriage And so I was able to leave they held my job for me for five months That's really good, especially because me and my wife own two restaurants back here, but to have a big big company like that Care about their employees like the way they do. I mean to hold your job for five months as especially a chef. That's great Yeah, I never would have seen it coming. I like it was amazing and then what it came down to was chase the money or be close to my kids and in the moment I Couldn't see a better option than being as close to my kids as possible. So I never ended up going back. Yep, and You know to my detriment or maybe not it's a matter of perspective I suppose but um, I Know that if I'd gone back, I wouldn't have my later three children. So I'm happy that I didn't and so she kept my kids from me and The whole parental alienation thing in the state of Oregon You don't have to verify that you served anybody any kind of paperwork in terms of divorce and stuff like that All you have to do is have a third party say that they did it No friend of hers. Sorry. Yeah she had a friend of her say that I was served paperwork, which I never got and So she went to court and took my kids and I never knew there was anything so of course Right, right because you didn't even know that there was a court case or anything like that Jesus yeah, so I moved from Ontario to the next Decent town over where I currently have lived for the last like six or seven years Got a new job and found out I was already $1 ,500 in the hole on child support on the back or Well, yeah, cuz like right I didn't know that I had for child support or that I lost custody of my kids or anything Yeah, and then the state throws all this at me and I'm like, how is this possible and they say Well, you got paperwork you you got paper and I was like, no I didn't I never got anything and they're like Well, she did this and this and had one of her friends say that I mean they gave me all the information to explain What happened? Yeah Well, I can't prove that she's lying. So there's just nothing to be done I have to come up with the money for a lawyer and go back to court and pay for And by the time I Was in any position financially or in terms of stability to do that Years had gone by
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LJ's Journey to Fatherhood: "People Don't Give Dads Credit at All"
"I'm LJ you can find me all over the internet as the stone philosopher or I'm on Twitter. Dr. Lib slips PhD MD. I like to sling some shit around the internet. It's always fun I've been a single dad. Well, I've been a dad since I was 18 years old and I turned 33 in December I've been a single dad for about since February of this year and Taking care of three of my five kids going to university and working and Trying to make my way in this crazy world. And one of the things that I picked up the fastest is People don't give dads any credit at all. Like there's no built -in credit to being a dad It's like if you do basic stuff as a mother people praise you. You're so wonderful. You're so awesome I know because I participate in that I glorify mothers to no end I was raised by a single mother, but they got nothing for there's nothing in the tank for dads You're just expected like you do Go to work for 60 80 hours a week and taking care of your kids and they're just like yeah You're supposed to do right and I get it because I feel the obligation but like come on, dude Give me a little bit more. Yeah. How was it having kids at 18? I mean, that's that's very young I always knew I was gonna have children and I Just didn't think about it and I think that's a lot of the issue that a lot of people deal with these days is like It didn't occur to me as a negative in any way. It didn't My girlfriend at the time who later became my first wife When she told me she was pregnant with my son She asked me what are you gonna do and I said, well, I'm gonna get a job, right, right? They're providing, you know, yeah, right I got a kid now, so there's like obvious solutions to some extent and then you know The awkward conversations with her parents and I had to tell my mother and tell my dad I think I had a fairly unique experience in that regard because I Wasn't a great kid So the fact that I made it my see so my oldest son was born My birthday's December 5th, my oldest son was born the March following my 18th birthday So I made it farther than anyone thought I would by that point anyway So I think to that extent I had already been extended a little credit. It's strange because I wonder sometimes If I'd be different if I was able to have been adult for a while without being a dad. Yeah, but then when I think about it, though, I Was hell on wheels man, I don't know that I'd still be alive if I wasn't right it kind of slowed you down Helped you might have helped. Yeah
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Miles of Marathon Motivation With Jeannie Rice
"Tell me um about your marathon journey how many marathons have you ran so far weeks ago three weeks ago ready yeah I did that was my 131 Wow and then 30 first marathon so you know it's interesting it's a funny actually I told my friends and family when I when I reach hundreds marathon I'm gonna stop running a marathon not that I'm gonna stop running I'll stop for marathon and I'll do the half marathon and I'll continue to run so 100th math and I went to Boston again Boston is very special I guess because I was qualified night very beginning so I went there right after my hundredth marathon I'm thinking already next math and I couldn't so many I still want to do so now since then I've been 31 again 31 more so I am you know still have several math and I want to do so I you know is it easy no training is the hard part as you know anybody can train I mean you get to the starting line we can all get through it math either faster or slower but to get to that point you have to train so train for so weeks train is a tough you know I run 50 miles a week all year round either I have a marathon schedule or not so I am pretty much marathon ready whenever I want to run math and I just picked the one and then I do so 50 miles a week a pretty much six seven days a week once in a while I'll take the day off but you know my day off can be real easy one you know three four mile or none but normally six days a week I run all year round so what made you decide to go from that 5k to a marathon what was there any transition in there any like a 10k then a half or anything like that or you just went from 5k to I think I went seven weeks in a row 5k but 5k is like my speed world to me I am more you know distance runner although I do have a world record 5k I don't consider myself a fast but fast enough for my age division you know I broke the world record on 5k 10k even 1 ,500 meter and one mile this past this year I got all this world record time but marathon is the one I really you know a good at it because a marathon time when I first broke a world record when I was 75 years ago in Chicago and I broke the world record by seven minutes yeah those seven minutes the German lady had it for five years nobody broke until I did it and then I broke that year and then year later I went to Berlin marathon and I broke my own record by three minutes so I have a ten minutes in between so but there's a couple ladies are chasing of course it's fun about it we are not pro runners but you know they are chasing my record and record will be broken some sooner later just like I did this year now I'm move up to 75 and I broke 75 years old record mm -hmm so Chicago I only broke by four minutes so I mean I said only because I was hoping for seven minutes just like I did five years ago but this way I can break my own record again because I didn't run as fast as I want I plan to and I was hoping to so now next big race will be London and that's what I'm going for okay so you're going for all the world majors yes yeah yeah I don't have any marathon plan before then I do have a USATF cross -country that's only 6k 6k in December and I have a math half marathon in December Jacksonville and then in Naples in January that's a big race I go to Naples during the winter time mm -hmm I live in Cleveland Ohio during the summer but it's cold in here so I'll be heading down in a week or two to Florida and I stay there till April so but there's a big half marathon in Naples in January which I do that every year and I belong to running club down there it's a huge race people come from all over so that's my my schedule but I do a lot of 5k if it's a local 5k there is 5k I run anyway because to me that's my fun run and it's a speed work mm -hmm and I'm not really good at going to track every week like some people do I used to when I was younger and I don't do that and I still go once in a while with the friends if they want me to go I'll go but my speed work is local small races or I do on the road by doing this you know running schedule
Fresh update on "fives" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Hear 75-Year-old Jeannie Rice's Inspiring Journey to Marathon Success
"To the show Jeannie. It's so nice to have you here. Well thank you for having me. Jeannie I read your story in runner's world so I really was excited to have you agreed to come on the show. So how did you get started in running? It's a long story but I'm gonna make it short. Like 41 years ago, it's going on 41 years already I've been running, I made a trip to my hometown Seoul, Korea and I came home a few extra pounds. I would say five six pounds because I was just traveling and visiting family and you know even every day it's like a feast right? So I am a short person I'm only 5 '1 and the five six pounds was a little I felt like I was a little chubby so I started jogging around the blocks and then I got hooked and I decided that I am pretty good at it running before you know it and I was in a five mile race in local race and then I did very well at the time I was 35 years old and I was a brand new runner I just starting to jog a couple three months and I came in fourth in my age division it was a big race actually so I thought oh if I train I guess I can run faster so that's how I got hooked so a year later I did math on 1984 1983 I start running 1984 I did my first marathon and six months later first marathon was 345 and then six months later I did 316 which qualified for Boston at the time I was only 36 years old so I did go to Boston 1985 that was my first marathon and I got hooked so I've been running since then and my children were already older a lot of people a lot of girls I would say when they start younger age we know they get married they get you know have a children's they take some time off between their pregnancy or whatever but I was already I had two boys already they were already older so I just never stopped as I've been running 41 years straight Wow and your time hasn't really changed now has it because I looked at some of your times yes you know it's interesting um a lot of people my competitor now and they used to be some of them I mean one you know particular lady and from London she was Olympian years ago she was her best time is like a 240 something but now she's running my pace 330 ish but I never was there faster so I haven't slow down much let's I'll put it that way my first marathon was a 345 and then I got better to 310 but I never went under three hour so now I slow down a little bit 1015 minutes 40 years later I'm still running 330 math that's so incredible
Fresh "Fives" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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Biden and Blinken Keep Pouring Billions Into the Islamo-Nazi Regime
"American forces well I've been saying over and over again it's time for the particularly Republicans in the house to do something about it and they have an excellent Speaker of the House quite frankly he's a good man they've tried to destroy him media because he's a faithful Christian he's a born -again Christian and you know if you're born -again Christian or you're an Orthodox Jew or you're faithful Catholic your religious extremist this coming from the Marxists and the other reprobates in the media but the vote in the house just now was 307 to 119 not voting on a house bill five nine six one titled no funds for Iranian terrorism act 90 Democrats join the the Republicans now what's interesting is that means over 120 Democrats voted against it but 90 is a big number I suppose and that's 307 a significant majority so now this bill goes immediately to the United States Senate where Chuck Schumer is in control of the daily agenda whether votes are scheduled or not now obviously the Republicans in the Senate have some power too they can shut that damn place down until there's a vote on this they certainly can and they must they've got to show some strength for God's sakes I mean the house can't do all the lifting under our it's system one part of the bicameral Congress and if it got to the floor I'm sure it would pass but what this does is among other things it exposes the Hamas wing of the Democrat Party and it exposes those who have moral integrity and those who don't Chuck Schumer gave this speech the other day and I'll talk about this
Dr. Raymond Moody & Paul Perry Join Melisa to Discuss What Happens When We Die
"So I have Dr. Raymond Moody and Paul Perry. Raymond A. Moody Jr. MD PhD is the leading authority of near -death experiences and the author of several books, including the seminal Life After Life. The founder of the Life After Life Institute, Moody has lectured on the topic throughout the world and is a counselor in private practice. He has appeared on many programs, including Today and Turning Point. Paul Perry has co -written several New York Times bestsellers, including The Light Beyond and Evidence of the Afterlife. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and for his film and the book about Salvador Dali. He has been knighted in Portugal, oh, that's interesting, a groundbreaking book, this is, that combines nearly 50 years of afterlife and near -death experience research to provide proof of the existence of the soul and life after death from psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life After Life. Dr. Raymond Moody and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Perry, after spending nearly five decades studying near -death experiences, Moody finally has the answer to humanity's most pressing question, what happens when we die? And in this book, Proof of Life After Life, both authors reveal that consciousness survives after the death of the body, featuring in -depth case studies, the latest research, and eye -opening interviews with experts. Proof explores everything from common paranormal signs to shared death experiences and much more. And you can learn more about each of these authors if you go to lifeafterlife .com or paulperryproductions .com. Welcome gentlemen, thank you so much for being with me today. Hi, thank you, nice introduction, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you. Thank you very much. So, first of all, okay, so, Raymond, you've been doing this since the 70s, am I correct in that? I'll just ask you each, you've been doing this work since the 70s? And what got you into wanting to explore near -death experiences? Well, fortunately, I was not exposed to religion when I was a kid, except very minimally. And so, I grew up with no idea of an afterlife. And so, I went to the University of Virginia at age 18 with intending to study astronomy, but took a philosophy course and immediately got hooked. And particular the book was Plato's Republic, which is, oddly, about a near -death experience. It culminates in a near -death experience of a warrior. And not just having no idea that anybody took the notion of an afterlife seriously, I asked my professor and he said that early Greek philosophers knew about cases of people who were believed dead and resuscitated. But had I no idea it still applied, but in 1965, in Charlottesville, I met a man who had such an experience, he was a professor of psychiatry there, and that really got me hooked and subsequent to that time, through my PhD in philosophy and then three years of teaching philosophy at a university, and then going to medical school and ultimately going into forensic psychiatry. But throughout that career, I've interviewed thousands and thousands of people who came to the brink of death and had these astonishing experiences. So that's how I got into it. It's amazing. It's really interesting. I can imagine it is a long process. And Paul, I'm going to ask you the same question. What made you interested in exploring this? Well, I was editing American Health magazine in New York City, this was in 1988, and Raymond and I shared the same agent, same book agent. One day our agent, Nat Sobel, called me and he said, would you like to write a book with Dr. Raymond Moody? And I said, I have no idea who Raymond Moody is. And he said, well, he's a man who named and defined the near -death experience. And I said, I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. And he said, well, you know, for a guy who's the editor of a major health magazine, you really need to get educated on things like the near -death experience, which was an offhand insult for an agent to talk like that. And so I said, sure, OK, I'll go meet Raymond. And Raymond was living in Georgia at the time. And I flew down to meet him and, you know, Raymond is an amazing person from the first time you meet him. And so we started writing this book called The Light Beyond, and I just got entranced by Raymond's account of near -death experiences and the stories we would hear. People would come by his house and tell their stories. And it just got amazing. So anyway, we wrapped up the book, The Light Beyond, and there was, in my estimation, a piece missing. And that was there was nothing in the book about children and near -death experiences. And Raymond said, well, nobody's done much research on that yet, except for one guy, a pediatrician in Seattle, Melvin Morris. And he connected me with Melvin. And I did a book with him called Closer to the Light. And it's all about children and near -death experiences. And after that, I wrote that book and then I thought, well, there's something missing here. There needs to be a larger study about people who have had near -death experiences and how they affect them during their life. So we wrote a book about that and on and on. Every book I would write, I would find a gap that needed to be filled. And that's gone now through, I think, 15 books on near -death experiences.
We Spent $400 BILLION on Illegal Immigration?
"Dan bongino so i told you before the break when i played a clip let the fox business report they told you what illegal immigration is costing us per year and it is an absolutely ridiculous obscene four hundred and fifty one billion dollars let me say that is off by ten percent and it's four hundred billion dollars four hundred billion dollars to pay for illegal immigration now again again because i'm interested in the truth and honesty you shouldn't be here illegally we we did it the right way my family my wife and you should do with two it if you first act in the united states is to flip us the double barrel middle finger and break the law you don't deserve to be here but from a strict economic perspective are these costs real certainly sounds like it the problem is over time people can mean productivity so let's hey this if gets a little complicated i'm not doing it intentionally say it costs us four hundred and fifty one billion a dollars year to process i don't know three million people that are in the country illegally and probably another five five hundred thousand that are got a ways we don't even know about but we're still paying for anyway that that cost would go down each year why because people would start to work not everyone's gonna stay on on government benefits people would eventually i'm not apologizing for illegal immigration so don't please don't send me any nasty grams i'm simply giving you a pure spreadsheet take on it over time it costs less by the time you get to the second generation typically that generation works they go to school they produce it probably cost you a lot less the problem we have with biden and if god forbid this guy gets re -elected or any democrat for that matter is is that this a recurring
A Young Fire Spouse's Journey With Her Husband's Cancer Diagnosis
"A few episodes back we sat down with Diane Carter and she shared her story of her husband's line of duty, panther diagnosis, and her relentless pursuit of making turnouts safe and just exploring PFAS and all that fun stuff about exposure in the workplace. If you haven't listened to that podcast, we definitely recommend it. And today we actually have another first responder spouse, Brittany San Pedro with us to share her story about her husband's line of duty cancer diagnosis. Brittany, welcome. Thank you for having me. Brittany San Pedro is a speech therapist assistant, wife to a firefighter and a mom. She has been with her husband for 10 years and has an 18 month old and another one on the way. In late October of 2019, Brittany's husband at the age of 30 and 10 years into his career noticed a small lump on his collarbone. After several tests, he was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was the first line of duty cancer diagnosis in the history of Greeley fire department. Since then, many changes to screening and early detection have been made as a department. As a result, several malignant polyps, skin samples and ultrasound readings have potentially saved the lives of other firefighters within the department. Today, Brittany is sharing her story to help anyone who may feel alone or scared, especially after a health diagnosis. She also wants to encourage change and promote the importance of regular screenings and early detection. Okay. So tell us your story a little bit, the whole thing. We want to hear it. My husband came home one day and just kind of mentioned like, Hey, I got out of the shower at work and I just noticed I had a bump on my collarbone. And he's like, you know, I haven't had my yearly physical. I'm going to go in, have it checked out. And you know, none of us, we weren't really worried. And we were just kind of like, okay, he has a bump. We're going to go check it out. And his general practitioner ran blood work and then started him on antibiotics thinking it was just an infection. His body was fighting something and blood work came back fine. It didn't go down with the antibiotics. At that point, they did an X -ray. Everything looked fine. The blood work looks fine. And his general practitioner asked him what he did for a living. And you know, you fill out that survey, you tell him what you do. And he's like, you know what? We're going to, we're going to keep going. We're going to keep looking. If you're fine with that. You're a firefighter. It just makes me sit better if I, if I keep digging a little bit. And he kept going in for appointments. He then got an ultrasound done. After the ultrasound, he scheduled an appointment for a biopsy to have it looked at. And at this point we hadn't even heard the word cancer yet. I at the time was a special education teacher at a school across the street from the hospital where he was having the biopsy done. He texted me and let me know he was going in. He was super nervous. I let my co -teacher know, Hey, my husband doesn't usually have his feelings out like that. And lets me know that he's there. He's like, that's fine. Go. I ran across the street and he went back. Everything was fine. He came back out and then he just had this look on his face that I'll never forget his eyes started welling up with tears. And I guess the doctor who performed the doctor tech who performed the biopsy, you know, before his doctor had a chance to say anything told him, yeah, this is pretty typical for lymphoma. And both of us were just kind of like, what is happening? What's going on? We were hit by a bus. We didn't even know that this is something that they were looking for. And we called our closest friends, our little mini fire family. And we were like, Hey, we need support tonight. And in a minute, everybody was together at one of our friends house and everybody was just talking trash about the guy who stepped out of his scope of practice and said some things he maybe shouldn't have. And we were like, it's not going to happen. He's too young. He's healthy. There's no way. So a couple of days went by, we got a phone call saying that the doctor wanted us to come in, even though it was his day off and usually not a great sign. So we were a little nervous going in. And then when we sat down, he let us know that they, they did find it to be Hodgkin's lymphoma and that they needed to start figuring out what stage he was at coming up with a plan, trying to figure out everything. And we were both strong until they asked us, you know, are you guys, you guys are young. You guys just got married, just bought a house. Like you, are you guys wanting to start a family at some point? And I just started bawling because I already knew what was coming. And he said, I recommend that you reach out to a fertility specialist, if that's something that you would want to do. And you start reaching out to all your resources. And we did, after that, he started chemo in like less than a week. It was probably like four or five days. And he had chemo, he had it on Christmas. He had it, like he started in November, had it for about six months and then took a little bit of a break and then started radiation. And then after he went through radiation, his end date was March 14th, 2020. And then right after that, the next day the world shut down, but it was just, you know, for us, it was just amazing because he never, we never went to an appointment alone. It was just such a somber time. We were just had this dark cloud of stress and not knowing and anything. And at the same time when it was so dark, such a beautiful thing, because we had the department bringing rigs and down we packed that cancer center and, you know, we had some of his best friends, like his best man and another Lieutenant was there at every single one of his chemo appointments. And, you know, everybody kind of band together for him. It was kind of, it was a beautiful thing to see everybody supporting each other and making sure that he was never alone. You know, the Terry Farrell Fund reached out right away. You know, they did a cut it for cancer for him. It was just something that they hadn't ever experienced before at the, this department. And we were, we were just kind of overwhelmed with all the support that we had,
Chris Christie Goes From Unpopular to Despised With Latest Gaffe
"Was but spanky was kind of the leader of so you can imagine what Chris Christie went through as kid any would honestly who's as wide as he is tall but I don't say that to demean people who have weight issues I have weight issues constantly trying to lose weight I just lost believe it or not I've lost I was 237 pounds mr. it is six feet tall I'm down to 231 I want to get to 220 and that's it my wife says 185 I said not in this lifetime that ain't happening but it was my Christie understanding had the band you know in the tummy and all the rest of it and he's got a I think an issue he's got an issue so of self -confidence so he overcompensates for mark since when did you become a psychologist isn't everybody a psychologist do I have to go to school to be a psychologist and you psychologists who support the show there's no offense I'm sit there and listen with that weird look on your face excuse me that would be a liberal psychologist none of you in the audience all right anyway but Christie's not running to be president because he wants to be a statesman because he wants to be a leader because he has an essential agenda for the nation Christie will not be president he couldn't get elected governor again in New Jersey of his life depended on he's very unpopular but he's reached the point from unpopular to despise and of course like most cards he won't come on this program that's alright but I want you to listen to this he's on CNN and here's what you need to understand most of Sunday these shows except for Shannon Breen of course the lowest of the low lives go on these Sunday shows the lowest of the love the Romney's Romney was under he won't vote for Vivek or Trump he'd vote for Biden instead who asked him who cares well CBS cares Friday I guess they did the reason Romney's not running again is he couldn't get elected in the most Republican or one of the most Republican country we call it Utah so here he is this was Dana Bash there was an IQ of a lobster boiled Dana Bash can anybody tell me why Dana Bash has a program anybody raise raise your hand nobody raises their hand all the intrigue that goes on or used to go on behind the scenes at CNN this one dating this one this one marrying this one this one cheating on this one not Dana I'm not talking about her but all kinds of people there that that that day of course let's listen to this cut five go governor I want to ask about the spike in hate against Jews in the United States you told you the New York Times that you believe former President Donald Trump's quote intolerance for everybody has contributed to the surge in anti -semitism and Islamophobia stop stop here stop here I told you when I thought of what Joe Scarborough said you what the former senator from saying the slob and now Christie that the reason we have all this anti -semitism in America and even Islamophobia is because of Donald Trump literally so in a handful of days on MSNBC Trump wants to execute people Trump Trump is worse than Hitler and Mussolini then we go to CNN and we listen to the Cape Mayorka Chris Christie remember the the remember empty the beach I talked about that Mr. Brutus remember the sperm whale he and the little ones and the wifey beach the beach is cleared out but there he is the sperm whale all by himself of course Christie is a member he doesn't get that decide I get to decide whether he's a member I get to decide whether he's a member he's a member of Fatties United or FU so FU Chris and there he is saying that Trump is responsible go ahead when you show intolerance towards everyone which is what he does yeah you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out and so you know intolerance towards anyone encourages intolerance towards everyone and that's exactly what's going on he's not qualified to be president he's not qualified to be anything we have a real problem in this country with anti -semitism and to lay that on Trump I can give you an arm's -long list of the things Trump did for the state of Israel and to protect Jewish people in this country I can't tell you thing one Chris Christie has ever done that said we have a real problem with Jew haters in this country with tenured professors were people coming into this country with open border people carrying the Hamas they flag hate Trump they're not gonna vote for Trump for president they're gonna vote for Biden you you and so for this slob to go on CNN and say what says he he just playing to a very small niche out there ladies and gentlemen small niche out there he's running very very hard in one state New Hampshire he's incoming second maybe tip the the scales a little bit and then everybody you start talking about Chris Christie great
Mark Issues a Dire National Warning
"You they have more negative hostile things to saying about the state of israel and how they're trying to defend themselves then the almanats regime in i'm telling you now that israeli leaders i don't care what party i don't care who they are have got to stop praising joe biden not for political reasons here or there but because they're only motivating him and his radical administration to continue to put pressure behind the scenes and now in front of the scenes on that country like no other country has to face all of this is predictable just look at my tweets for the last month or listen to my broadcast for the last month a four -day cease -fire is not going to be a five -day six -day
The Mainstream Media's Plot to Destroy America Exposed
"Republic. That's us. The media doesn't want you to talk about a United States first policy because they're interested in nothing more than a globalist open borders world where everybody can take advantage of the United States and dismantle capitalism and bring their socialist ideas here. It's the whole Soros type plan. That's why they're always pushing for open borders. It's not an accident. It's why the talked Democrats endlessly about demographic destiny. Jim, how many times we played this video and I'm talking about demographic destiny, five, six, at least. I mean, if the Democrats are obsessed with talk about it all the time. Here's what's going to get in their way, though. You have it? Yeah. How long is that video? Like a minute or so? Here, I because this is important. This is what's happening around the world as people start to elect conservative leaders populist and leaders who are saying, hey, we're not doing this immigration stuff anymore. Take care of our own country first. But the Democrats are obsessed with demographic destiny. do How I know it? I just listened to him. Now you can, too. Coming out into the open in a few years, to we're going be a majority brown country. White people will not be the majority in the country anymore. This will be the first ever in American history in which whites will be a minority of the generation at some As of 2007, every year, babies being born in this country, whites now with a minority in 2044. Everyone is going to be a minority. As the demographics change, as white people become the minority in the country, is coming. which Demographics is destiny. Demographics is destiny. Demographics is destiny, right? The country is changing. I've been saying it here. Other people have been saying it here for years now, even before Donald Trump. The is demographics destiny. The white population is declining for the first time in history in America, while the number of multiracial Americans have more than doubled. So we live in a country where the demographics are changing. becoming It's less white. Correct. Okay. You'll be announcing that we're calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president. It's changing. It's going to become a purple state and then a blue because of the demographic. Folks, do not be cowed. Do not. There's the left wing activists, progressive sucky liberals love more
Successful People Don't Get Stuck on Failure
"Second year in my business, second year, not first year, not first month, second year in business, my phone didn't ring for two weeks. And a lot of people were saying, what are you going to do? I mean, you know, how are you going to make this work? Your phone's not ringing. What are you going to do? I could have easily quit. I could have easily tapped out right there. And then a few years later, I didn't tap out. It's gradually started growing. And my sixth year in business, I was applying for a building loan because we had plans to build a new building to get out of the garage that we had built the second year in business. And I went to five banks, five banks. They said, no way, no way, no way, no way, no way. And I could have easily thrown in the towel, tapped out right there. But I didn't. The sixth, the bank said, yes. And we were in business. I mean, we were building a building. And I got, you know, I got all the walls built on that building and I hired a contractor and we had to do a lot of, remove a lot of trees and do all the foundational work and all that kind of stuff. But they were putting the walls up and got all four walls up and they didn't have them supported well. And one Saturday they collapsed. Yeah, that's, a lot of people would have thrown in a towel right there because it's just, I don't give up easily. The contractor, it was his fault. He didn't have them supported properly. He fixed it, ended up building the building, blah, blah, blah. So you know, things happen. The list, my list of obstacles and failures go on and on and on and on and on. And successful people, they don't get stuck on failure. Failure is just part of the process to succeeding. And that's what you got to know.
Jordan Peterson Spits Truth on Bill Maher
"Are the victims and as you pointed out if you're a victim then you're morally righteous and even more conveniently if you stand for the victim then you're morally righteous regardless of what you do with your own life and that's pretty much what university students are taught from the time they enter the university classroom and that's how they you know orient themselves morally well and that's at the hands of the radical to left bill and one of the things the Democrats also have to pay the price for I would say is their absolute to draw a line between the moderate Democrats and the extremists they're completely incapable of doing that I've talked to 40 senators and congressmen in the last five years I asked them all the same question including RFK he wouldn't answer either when does the left go too far well we certainly bloody well saw last it month didn't we because it got the oppressor oppression narrative a little mocked up we might say and we're going to consequences that are going to unfold pretty brutally over the next few months now listen he's a hundred percent right that is exactly the mindset of a leftist that is exactly the mindset of a progressive right there is also a good time to remind you by the way of you know the Democrat Party hates America I assume by now you've gotten your copy if you have not gotten your copy what are you waiting for you can grab your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before they're gone and they will be gone levinsigned .com levinsigned .com that's the website that's the address that's a mr. producer gave me anyway so if I it screwed up it it's on him it's on him not me levinsigned .com is where you go get your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before it's gone well think about it I mean think about that in the context of the Democrat Party hates America America is the ultimate oppressor America is the ultimate oppressor if you you go to college and you listen to a professor who's not professor
We're 5 Minutes Away From Biden Getting Booted From the 2024 Race
"Serious campaign operatives charge top dollar if the donors go to Biden and say Joey boom bots we are not going to donate to you anymore it's over it doesn't matter if he wants to run he is gonna be out and we are about five minutes away from that happening for a number reasons the guy's polls are terrible and second he as we've said often has oatmeal for brains my wife eats that mush stuff sometimes that like cold oatmeal that's his brain it's like cause not even hot oatmeal it's like mush he can't think straight here Jim queue up for me James Rosen James Rosen is a great reporter he's at the White House yesterday and in probably the first honest question outside of Peter Doocy in the Brady press room in forever I'm not even gonna play the answer cuz you don't even need to hear it Jimmy turns it's dumb she's like a key creature appears it's a question about polls oh yeah we listen to people to dumb answer it doesn't matter you don't need the answer I just want you to listen to the question because she freaked out when Rosen asked this question about the polls know and didn't what to say check this out in February the president conducted an interview with I believe it was Telemundo and he was asked about the dismal state of his job approval ratings and he answered in words to this effect do you know that believes the polling these days and he talked in some detail about the difficulty of getting people on the phone and compiling accurate polling whenever you're asked about the president's dismal job approval ratings you say we're not going to look at polls we look at his accomplishments and yet when you are asked about various domestic policy initiatives you will say these poll very well people support what the president wants to do if you look at the individual subjects on the polling they support what the president's agenda is so once and for all are only certain polls valid in your eyes the ones that support your agenda or is the polling data that shows that president has been stuck for two years at the low 40s and his approval ratings are those valid maybe the greatest question to ever come out of the press room one minute Biden's citing the polls when they reflect nicely or not badly nothing reflects well on Biden but they're just not bad and then when other polls come out showing Biden in a catastrophic freefall black voters Hispanic voters economic public approval border safety oh yeah don't pay attention to the polls the answer was just dumb that's why I didn't bother if to I didn't waste want your time how to cut a minute and you know I don't like clips more than a minute and she's like no no not you're not listening to the people they are clearly disturbed that is lack of mental fitness and here's how I'll prove they're not listening to the people Jim cut 10 this is short it's only a little over 10 seconds Korean John Piers asked about mush brains Biden how this guy obviously has some cognitive deficit it's serious they got folks listen to me and I you know so now if I've ever meant anything on this show I mean this yell at me scream at me I want I don't care it is unethical and immoral to champion someone's cognitive decline it just is refused to do it I do not want to see this guy fall on his face and smash his face open in front of the high world he's an 81 year old man yes he's the single most destructive political force in US history and I wish he'd died but I'm telling you that it is we are potentially minutes or days away from this guy taking a massive tumble down the stairs I'm not kidding and getting seriously hurt it is that bad look at his gate and his shuffle he can't do anything anymore everybody sees it yet here's Karine Jean -Pierre's answer when asked the question the whole world can see about his mental fitness check this out I would put the president's stamina, president's wisdom ability to get this done on behalf of the American people against anyone on any day of the week I mean really man again that's why Karine Jean Jean -Pierre's just a buffoon that's your answer I'm not saying she's got to go up there and go listen my boss is cognitively struggling I guess she's not gonna say that I do of course but just be candid here's how you do it I'm not no I'm serious if you were a PR person they're not gonna take my advisor
The Left's Sinister Plan: They Need You Stupid and Ignorant!
"In an era of shortened attention spans the left is super tactical politically they need people stupid i mean this they need you dumb and ignorant if you're not dumb and ignorant they can never do what they can do you know what i don't wanna go out of order let's but let's go anywhere jim cut six if you would bill maher uncovered here's what i mean wanted for years to use emergency powers to be able to shut down the economy to show you what they can do when they're in charge fully weaponizing the economy shutting down sectors they don't like they have craved this power forever covid was the perfect vehicle to do it but what's the catch the catch with covid was simple it was never gonna work if you didn't believe covid was the biggest threat to your life ever so they can't have smart people because smart people would like well what's the fatality rate what's the or not how infectious is this that's what conservative ass gas they and were like wait we shouldn't shut the economy down for this thing is bad it's definitely gonna kill some people and that's horrible but this isn't worth shutting down the whole economy cost -benefit dumb liberals were like no way this is the deadliest thing ever it kills a thousand percent of people it's not even possible it doesn't ten thousand percent it's the deadliest virus ever folks it's like hantavirus and Ebola it's like that Dustin Hoffman virus from but outbreak what does that move tapa or whatever the hell it was this is the worst thing ever if you fell for that because you're dumb and because some charismatic lefty told you that you were doing a public good by sitting in your house and while rotting away this virus that had a fatality rate it turns out now which I'll get to later the in show when people under 70 of only 0 .07 they need you to be stupid people like Malay and Trump who cracked through the stupid divide and people start to listen to them they're afraid of that that's why it's not the policies that bother them it's the threat to their power from them play Bill Maher talking about exactly this Bill Maher is a lefty by the way we all know that he's not our friend but once in a while he'll stumble on the truth here's Maher talking about how liberals are just morons that don't know a damn thing about covid check this out but what about liberals you know the high information by the science people? In a recent Gallup survey Democrats did much worse than Republicans in getting the right answer to the fundamental question what are the chances that someone who gets covid will need to be hospitalized the answer is between one and five percent forty one percent of democrats thought it was over fifty percent another twenty eight percent put the chances of twenty to forty nine so almost seventy percent of Democrats are wildly off on this key question and also have a greatly exaggerated view the of danger of covid 2 and the mortality rate among children I'm gonna get back to that point later but I'm serious when I tell you this you you know I know don't like liberals I'm not hiding it liberals listening you don't like me either that's fine we don't have to like each
Nova Hardscapes' Nasir Acikgoz on Thriving in Uncertain Times
"Think right now the way the economy is the way things have let's say slowed down the way interest rates have risen Politics, okay world governments and all this stuff that's going on They they you know, I feel it in the air that people just want to like curl up, you know And and they don't want to continue to push in a certain way It's kind of like let me hold all my money whatever I have left and I'm not gonna let it go, you know But you have to invest to create if you don't invest you can't create don't be scared to do that when it comes to what he's selling but My question for you is all of this stuff that's going on and you are full throttle you have I see you in the venture 36 -foot venture with quad 500 Merc's And you're flooring the throttles Why do you feel that way? When it comes to that, are you scared about anything that's coming up or you just go based off of off of what? Opportunity vision what I I don't stop I go full throttle all the time and What drives me that when I wake up I think I said I mean God has a plan and I believe in God and I I in he says it work be honest work and it's gonna happen and In this country opportunities are limitless. I mean, there's no limit. There's no There's no product you're gonna say all about people are yes, they're they're holding off They're not gonna they're you know, they're not gonna spend I will never think that way I still keep bringing and I'm gonna bring it We're gonna invest as a matter of fact The green industry has an advantage one of the biggest advantages that I've noticed is if the people are stressed They're stressed with things politics and all that how do they relax of course they go they do sports and stuff One of the things they'd relax is they work in the garden. They work in the backyard They work, you know, they do things or just looking at plants to look at plants. What did what does it do to you relaxes you? One of the things that I'm realizing because we do a lot of pool pools and you know Like we sell a lot of natural stone for pool pool decks and pool coping like for pool products That business is still booming because During the pandemic, obviously people were spending time outside and whatnot But also after the pandemic still that kept going it never stopped And the green industry picked up right right during the the pandemic. Yeah, it keeps going crazy boom Yes, it's still going. Yes. It's a little bit see slow down a little bit, but it's not gonna stop Nobody's gonna stop buying things. Well, we saw wasn't normal first of all. Yeah, it was out You know, it wasn't normal normal growth, you know normal growth year over year at least for me was 20 20 percent growth Correct, maybe 25. So I was able to do 20 to 25 percent more than I did the previous year Let's say that's normal. That's normal average, you know, but you have guys that went up a hundred two hundred three hundred percent in two years You know, so it's just a lot like even the the smaller landscapers they were used to doing, you know Three four hundred thousand dollars to say a small landscaper and a lot of them crossed a million in in two years I know, you know the Amelia 1 .5 to 2 .5 and how did that happen because of this crazy boom? So now what they're seeing is the slowdown effect a lot of people weren't prepared for this to slow down They weren't they didn't let's say understand what was going on or see what was going on And they didn't think it was gonna, you know finish so I hope everyone put you know something away for For this if not, you're gonna learn the next one. You need to yeah, you need to save obviously I'm not saying you need to spend everything but you know It's a cycle then the economy is a cycle four years five years up and then four year five years down four years So if you don't invest when it's down Obviously within your you know budget and and and means and means You're not gonna gain when it picks up again So what I'm doing is when it's up you keep investing anyway when it's down you keep going Obviously, I'm not in I'm investing. I'm actually reinvesting per se Not so aggressively as I did it during the pandemic because the demand was huge. Yeah, you saw it's still going I'm still going like I'm like, okay, so I was adding maybe five products back then but now I'm adding one two But I keep adding because I'm trying to prepare myself for the next rush. Yep, you know Hopefully we'll see those numbers again, but you know, it's gonna be tough. You'll see those numbers as more people use
Nasir Acikgoz of Nova Hardscapes Is Making Products That Last Forever
"Lot of let's say garden centers that are Available to buy rock or to sell rock that they can buy from it's the normal, you know Six different rocks and that's what it is. So when you're when you're a landscaper you're thinking about designing something and You're you're limited to that unless you go online and you might see something that inspires you. But where do you find it? Yes, you know, so that's why I'm glad that you're here today because you know There's people like you out there that that feel the need to bring in something for the higher quality You know of higher quality and that product that will last forever Yes, and just the different thing that the sky's the limit when it comes to limit to just everything sky's the limit what I'm you know No, what I love what I love about you is you're not just buying it from a distributor you are the manufacturer You are the importer. Yeah annually the strip. You are the man. I can't thank you You're the guy to if I was in the rock space I would want to have you as my contact because all I got to do is call you That's it. And if let's say let's say with the pandemic, I'm sure you went through this I went through this and I was able to help out a lot of my clients You had clients. Hey, man, are we gonna be okay with this rock? You know the war going on over there and when Ukraine or whatever. Hey, look, we're we only have so much left of this Do you want it? I'm gonna hold it for you. Boom. We'll send it over direct Yeah, you know your good customers those guys have really come through for you Yes, you were able to do so much and foresee the future because you have all these contacts around the world You know how powerful you know, what power moves you sure you guys were able to make some power moves Just with all the product and a I want all this and give me this and give me that I'm sure that that went down You know, the thing is you mentioned it during the pandemic the shipping rates That was the biggest challenge in the way. Oh, they went way up some times for right Time no some yeah sometime for and then and then some of them times eight. Wow. Yes So you're paying twenty thirty grand a container together, you know some countries. Yes Imagine I'm bringing pebbles. Mm -hmm, and I'm selling it as certain amount per bag. Mm -hmm or per ton. Mm -hmm and and And a nursery calls me or the distributor calls us and Says look are you gonna be able to bring it because the pandemic the shipping rates we already know because they already bring other products To they already know the problem I'm like, look, I'm gonna take the risk. I'm gonna bring it. I'm a businessman. I have to have the product Yes, and I remember even one of the nursery owners told me Nasir I think you should wait until it cools down. I said to him you would have still been waiting Yeah, and I told him I can't wait. I have to bring it. I'm a supplier for I'm gonna you know Manufacturer for all these color clients that I had but I'm gonna give him an option. Look I have it available The price is four or five times more You know, it's here, but it's here. Yeah, you wanna make it work. Yes, you know what happened the containers They were not even coming. I mean they weren't they weren't they weren't even here yet. That's here I need ten pallets. That's here. I need five pallets. That's it. I'm like, look, are you sure? This is the price you and even the person who told me that you know and that's you gotta wait Are you sure because this is the price I'm not me, you know, I want you to know Just so you know because sometimes you know, it lands and start on a seat I thought it was the last price, you know, they tried to you know, get a better price from you It's in the nature of the business. Yeah, of course That I couldn't keep anything in stock.
"fives" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Right. Exactly. So Israel is number four. And so it's interesting, like, why is Israel so happy when you look at events right now and you look at versions of events right now that Israel has had to experience in some form or another throughout its history? It's because happiness is not about the easy life. Happiness is not derived based on lots of creature comforts and being taken care of. Happiness comes from feeling like you have a purpose, like you have a reason to get out of bed in the morning, like you're necessary. And in Israel, if we didn't call Israel startup nation, we'd call it necessary nation. Everybody in Israel feels that they have a role. They have a part to play. And that's what's significant in the New York Post piece, which is an excerpt from the book, which is one of the important things about national service in Israel is Israelis feel like I have something to contribute. I have a role to play. It's larger than me. It's not all about me. And so that's a very important theme that explains the health of Israeli society, the happiness of Israeli society, and the resilience of Israeli society. The second is we quote extensively a public intellectual in Israel who you may know named Mika Goodman, who told us, and we quote the interview in the book, he says, You know, Israel is a small country with a big story. That is to say, there are other small countries in the world. OK, nothing against them. You know, there's small countries in Europe, Canada's a little more than a small country, still smallish country. But these countries don't have big stories like what happens in those countries beyond the country's goal of maintaining a decent standard of living for its people or whatever. In the scheme of things, there's not a sense that the country really matters. And in Israel, it's a small country with a big story. It's small, but what happens there really matters. What happens there, it's like it's a it's a it's a country and a story with biblical proportions, not only going back 2000 years, but God willing, forward 2000 years. And so every Israeli says this place is big in the scheme of things. What we debate and deal with here is not just about the quality of life, it's about the essence of life. And and yet the country is small enough that everybody has a role. Everyone has a role in in shaping that story or as Mika says, in touching history. Everyone here can touch history. So I think, Dennis, when you when you have when everybody feels necessary, everybody feels that the story and the purpose of the country matters. And everybody feels that they can do something to touch it, shape it, move it forward. I think it's incredibly empowering. So it requires hard work. OK, those people storming those Israelis storming Gaza right now, that's really hard work. OK, those Israeli civilian farm of volunteers that left their comfortable homes in North Tel Aviv over the last few weeks to go down to the southern agricultural communities that were wiped out on October 2nd and now have been evacuated October 7th and been wiped out. And those farms there are going to go dormant unless people start taking care of them. And these volunteers from the tech community and other very comfortable communities in Tel Aviv, I've been schlepping down to South Israel to farm, to make sure these farms don't go dormant. These these people who are who have set up an Airbnb system, a bespoke Airbnb system in Israel so that every Israeli that has a spare bedroom in their home that can take an evacuee from the north or the south. And so, hey, my son is going into called up to the reserves. We've got a spare bedroom. Oh, we can take someone that you can find a room if you've got nowhere to live and go into that person's home. Total stranger. OK, I have example after example after example of what I'm talking about, Dennis, of the country rallying the country coming together. Every one of those people in every one of those projects I just described and I could times them by a thousand feels necessary. They feel that they're part of a story that they're shaping and advancing and defending. And therefore, I think they are leading happier lives when it's brilliant. We have we have lost that to a large extent in America because Americans don't feel the American story. Israelis feel the Israeli story, as you put it. So they've substituted with the story of climate change and LGBTQ and hormone blockers and American racism and defunding police because there's no more American story. It's so applicable to hear. People don't know how many Israelis doing so well in America and in Europe got on the first flights they could to go to Israel to fight. To maybe die leaving a comfy life in France.I know I know people who have done. 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"The genius of Israel. Dan Senor and Saul Singer. That's funny, Alex's late brother, who I knew well. Who fell. That's right. In the IDF. I know, in Lebanon. I know the family well. They were students of mine. Some of the most spectacular I've ever known. The genius of Israel. Dan Senor and Saul Singer. And it is so applicable to what we don't have in America. You have a great quote. Your article. Is his article up on… We should put it up. Your article in the New York Post is as important about America, to be honest, as it is about Israel. And let me see here if I can find it because I just had it. But you cite, which is of course so true, purpose. That people need a purpose. And there's a purpose-driven population in Israel. And with the death of Judeo-Christian values, that's not the way you put it. I'm putting it. I don't want to put any words in your mouth. And American patriotism. We have substituted climate change. I'm amplifying on what you wrote. Have at it. Thank you. Preaching. Preaching to the choir. I would suspect so. By the way, in light of all of this, how are your children reacting when they see cop cars guarding them? How do they assimilate this? It's a fascinating question, Dennis. We have many friends who send their kids to secular private schools. Jewish families who send their kids to secular elite prep schools. They're the ones having a hard time. It's almost a version, actually. I haven't thought about it this way until you asked it. The way my Israeli friends say to us, how are you? We're worried about you. In the United States, you can transfer that from me to my friends whose kids are in secular private schools. Because I say to them, how are you? Because they're sending their kids to schools where, at best, there's been no public acknowledgement by the school of what happened on October 7. And at worst, there are these ham-handed statements issued by the faculty that engage in the grossest forms of moral equivalence. And whataboutism and evenhandedness that could make your head explode. Now, at our children's school, a big population is Israeli, a big part of the faculty is Israeli. The events of October 7 are very much in the water, if you will, of our community here in New York. So our kids are enveloped in it. I mean, it's upsetting, obviously upsetting. Also, they have cousins who have been called up in the reserves in Israel. You mentioned Saul. Saul's daughter has been called up in the reserves. We have other family who have been called up, some in combat roles. So it's all around them. But I'd rather it be all around them. In other words, there's burden and sacrifice and tragedy that they're aware of when it's all around them. And there's also pride and a kid knowing at a young age there are things that are worth fighting for. And there's a cause and there's a mission and a story that we care about. The story of our people. And this is another chapter in the story of our people. And we take great pride in that and we take great burden in that. And I think it's a healthier way to raise a kid. So I think they're in a better shape than a lot of Jews who are leading very assimilated Jewish lives, very assimilated lives as Jews all around us. There was, I read this to my listeners a few weeks ago, there was less suicide and depression in America during World War II than today. The hardship is not the cause of depression. Meaninglessness is. By the way, I'm paraphrasing you. I just want to make that clear. I know. Just want to give credit where it is due. But it echoes my entire life's mission. Can I give you a quote? Can I give you a quote? I'm just opening up the book right here because I have two favorite, two of my favorite quotes in this book. And I don't mean to. All right, give the two quotes when we come back. It's a perfect way to leave it because I want to remind everybody the genius of Israel is up at Dennis Prager dot com. It explains almost everything. I don't think you realize. Dan Senor has co-authored a really important book, ironically, coming out now right after 10-7, October 7th. The worst day in Jewish history since the Holocaust. The genius of Israel. And it's. If Israel is not on your radar, although it is on most people's now, but even if it's not. If you want to understand America and our existential crisis, this is a tremendous way to do so. You're about to cite two citations from your book. So the first one is a quote by Sebastian Junger, who's not Jewish, who's a war correspondent living here in the U.S. He's written a number of very good books, including one called Tribe. He spent a lot of time with American troops in very difficult parts of the world, in Afghanistan and elsewhere. And he writes in in Tribe and we quoted him, we quoted him elsewhere in the book based on conversations with them. This quote opens up the book, our book. He says, Humans don't mind hardship. In fact, they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. That's in your New York Post piece. It's phenomenal. Yeah. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. That quote to me says so much because Israel is one of the happiest places in the world, literally, according to the U.N. That's right. Nicest thing the U.N. has ever said about Israel. The U.N. ranks countries based on happiness and Israel in 2023, it's been top 10 for years, but in 2023... By the way, Gaza, just for the record, is in the top 130.
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"Dan Senor and Saul Singer have written another bestseller, The Genius of Israel. It came out right before 10-7. And it is so relevant to us. I read, Dan, from your piece, a terrific piece in the New York Post, which is a terrific newspaper. I just want to read it one more time, and then I'll read some other parts. In most meritocracies, the criterion to reach the pinnacle of merit is individual, academic excellence. In Israel, the most meritorious are those who seek and are chosen for the most challenging military service. This changes everything. A society that selects for service changes everything. Let me tell an interesting story. When we spoke to Nadav Zafir, a successful Israeli entrepreneur and the commander of an elite tech unit in the IBF, he was in the process of moving his family back to Israel after spending a few years in the United States building his business. A major reason for returning to Israel, listen to this, folks, was so that his children could go into the Israeli army rather than to an American university. I looked at my kids and I said, this is what I want for them. Not because I'm a Spartan, but because I honestly think it's a better education. Imagine if the best and brightest in America went into the military. That's what I had said before you came on. I go back to Dan Senor's book, The Genius of Israel, is up at dennisprager.com. As you noted, or you may have noticed, I didn't interrupt you once because it was so fascinating. Your Israeli friends that are in Israel at wartime are more worried about you, an American Jew. And for the first time in my life, I understand that. The combination of the left and Islamism is bad for the West and bad for the Jews. When I said to you, who are they, that's who they are. The woke and the fundamentalist Muslim, especially from the Middle East. 700 kids going out, whatever the number 100 was, in Brooklyn to demonstrate against Israel and scream, F the Zionists and F the Jews. Your children having a police escort to a Jewish day school in Manhattan. It's a different world. So what's the thesis of your book about The Genius of Israel? It's a society that believes in itself? Yeah, it's a few things. We try to understand why, and this is before October 7th, we feel even more strongly about it after October 7th. It's why on just about every metric, Israel is moving in one direction and western affluent democracies are moving in the other direction. So most of the West right now is in the process of or about to have a demographic catastrophe, shrinking populations, shrinking and aging populations. People are having fewer and fewer children. In many parts of the world, they're well below the replacement rate necessary for a population to grow. The population will shrink. We're already seeing it in certain parts of the world. We have for years, like Japan, which is population is shrinking. They're closing schools in Japan because there aren't enough children. In Japan, we cite in our book, the market for adult diapers is larger than the market for baby diapers. Just to give you a sense. That is mind-blowing. Without getting too raunchy, or I would say not even raunchy, sick, is the adult diaper just for adults who are incontinent or is it a sexual matter? I think it's the former. That is one of the most depressing statistics I have encountered. There are more adult diapers than… The reason I asked, by the way, I want to explain to people who might have thought that's weird. The question I asked was not weird. A family member who was single, a middle-aged woman, went on a dating site and one of the guys she encountered sent her a picture of himself in a diaper. That has stayed with me, I have to say. Okay. Anyway, it doesn't matter. I just wanted to explain where that question came from. There's demographic suicide. Right. Basically, the populations are shrinking. People aren't having enough children. I was in Japan last spring. Every person I met, including government officials, said it's the biggest threat to Japan. People are just not having children. Families are smaller, if non-existent. Population ages. No one's there to support them. There are no populations and there's no innovation in the society or the economy because it's a graying population. You see the same in some parts of Europe. If you just look at the forecast, the U.S. is not far behind. So that's demography. Then you look at life expectancy. Life expectancy in most parts of the world is plateauing. Israel's life expectancy is higher than Europe. It's higher than the United States. It's higher than its wealthy peers in the Sunni Gulf states and the region that have gobs of money and access to the best health care money can buy. So Israelis are living longer and, I should add to the earlier point, they're having more babies. Israel's right now way above the replacement rate. Israel's the only wealthy democracy that is both getting wealthier and having more and more children. So it's an iron law of demography that the more economically productive a population becomes, the less reproductive it becomes. That's pretty consistent everywhere, except for one place, which is Israel. In Israel, they're building a stronger and stronger economy, they're getting wealthier and wealthier as a country, and they're having more and more children. And it's not just the ultra-Orthodox. When I say this, people say, ah, it's just the Haredi Jews, it's just the ultra-Orthodox Jews that are having a lot of kids. It's true, they are. They also represent a small part of the population. Where the real growth is coming from are from secular Israelis who are also having three, four, five children in some cases. So the demography contrasts. Deaths of despair. Over the last couple decades, there's been this crisis in the United States of people dying from alcoholism. These are powerful. They're all in the genius of Israel. You want to understand Israel? This is a terrific way to do it.
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"And so, I just, that's what, when my Israeli friends look at what's going on here, you know, that's what they're struck by, you know, from the river to the sea. They know what that means. And it's, so that's what's so unnerving, I think, for us. And it's so unnerving for our Israeli friends and family who are watching this from Israel because they think that America, this kind of stuff, doesn't happen, the United States of America and the enlightened, modern, affluent, highly educated democracy of the United States of America. So I, you know, look, after October 7th, Dennis, I was floored that the outrage against Israel began before even, before Israel even responded to October 7th. The outrage began before that. And then, once Israel made it clear it was going to do something to respond, as any country on the planet would do if there was a genocidal attack from an enemy on your border, Israel hadn't even really responded. They just made it clear they were going to respond. Then the outrage cranked up even higher with these protests and everything. And it was like as though people were outraged that the Jews objected to being slaughtered. That you object to being slaughtered. How dare you? And then Israel said, well, as a matter of self-defense, we have to take out Hamas. And then some leaders said, okay, that's fine, you can take out Hamas, but don't hit any hospitals or civilian areas. And Israel said, okay, but you do know that the hospitals and the civilian areas are deliberately co-located with the enemy we have to take out, deliberately co-located by the enemy, by Hamas. If not just co-located, like literally in the same, like underneath these facilities. Well, you can't, you can't, so what you're basically saying is we can't hit Hamas. So keep that thought. I've got to break. The book is the genius of Israel and it explains America in many ways. Now that we've got a new Speaker of the House, many of us are wondering what comes next. One thing we know is that we're headed toward another government shutdown. But governing from crisis to crisis isn't a good idea. It doesn't give conservatives leverage and prevents us from focusing on issues that matter most to Americans. All we end up with is trillion-dollar boondoggles stuffed with special interest giveaways passed into law before anyone has a chance to read it. As long as the threat of a government shutdown looms, we'll keep repeating this crazy cycle. The folks over at Americans for Prosperity, America's largest conservative grassroots organization, are tired of this. They have a simple, principled idea to fix it. Take shutdowns off the table once and for all. If Congress can't agree to a budget, spending automatically continues at last year's level, period. Sounds good to me. Congress will then be compelled to debate funding bills and pass them on their merits. If you're tired of the shutdown circus, check out AFP's simple, permanent solution. Go to PreventGovernmentShutdowns.com. That's PreventGovernmentShutdowns.com.
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"We're worried about you. We're worried about you guys. We're worried about American Jews. We're worried about what we're seeing in New York City. We're worried about what's happening on college campuses. What on earth is going on in your corner of the world? Don't worry about us. We can handle this. But what we're witnessing over happening in the United States, that's what's shaking their confidence. They're confident in their own society. They're confident in their own young men and women who are on the front lines. What's shaking their confidence is watching what's happening over here. That is one powerful response. You wrote this for the New York Post. The New York Post today has a piece about hundreds of kids let out in Brooklyn from school to march against Israel, against Zionism, and among their chants was, F the Jews. Hundreds of kids, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a left-wing district. It's everywhere, Dennis. It's everywhere here. I mean, I can give you story after story. My kids go to a Jewish day school. I mean, I never thought I'd see the day that I watch my kids go to a Jewish day school with NYPD cars outside the day school. Every Jewish day school, every Jewish institute in the city is in some form or another a perspective target. I'm not saying there's actual intelligence of a target, but just that sense of there's Jew hunting going on. That's what it is. There's Jew hunting going on in the West. And when I use that term, people say, oh, you're being demagogic. Oh, you're being histrionic. Oh, really? I mean, last week was the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Now, there was a campaign in certain corners to go out and start vandalizing the property of Jewish-owned businesses last week. In some cases, on the exact day that anniversary of Kristallnacht's beginning. Let me just tell everybody, Kristallnacht's the night of the broken glass. Kristall is glass. Nacht is night. So, the night of the glass, when throughout Germany they shattered Jewish stores, beat Jews up, and looted their property. Go ahead. In 1938. So, this was an early sign of what was to come. And so, the bookstore chain, the largest bookstore chain in Canada, the CEO of which is Jewish, they go and they vandalize the bookstores. They splash blood all over the place. They put photos of the CEO. By the way, who is the they usually? That's a great question. There are these mobs of, it's a mix of things. It's a mix of, it's young, I don't know, call them students, I don't know, young activists who don't seem particularly involved with or identified with causes involving the Middle East. So, somehow they're people who I normally don't associate with these issues, who get swept up in it, or activists that are involved with the Students for Justice in Palestine or other organizations that are affiliated. And so, they, in Toronto, they went and they splattered blood all over these stores and they put up signs of photos of the CEO. And instead of calling her CEO, they called her CGO as Chief Genocide Officer. And I don't quite see how she's the Chief Genocide Officer of anything. She runs a bookstore chain. They did it at stores here in New York. Obviously, I'm sure you've seen what's happened at MIT in Boston. No, I didn't. What happened at MIT? They basically made it impossible for Jewish students to go to class and studying to the point that the administration had to all but tell Jewish students, you know, maybe today's not a good day to go to class. And so, my only point is, it used to be that there was ugly criticism of Israel and the critics, those critics of Israel, who I would, by my standards, they would have crossed the line, would say, no, no, it's not anti-Semitism, it's just criticism of Israel. And they were very sensitive about being stigmatized with a blurring between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism or criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism. Now, they're not worried about the stigma. To the contrary, they embrace it, that the stigma is the point, that Kristallnacht is the point, that the association and the anniversary of Kristallnacht is the point.
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"And she writes exactly what I have been warning my whole life. The collapse of the West because of the collapse of Christianity. So I'm going to read to you. That's why I'm choosing this. As I said earlier in the show, when Christians went to church, Jews were doing better. Jews, because they're so well educated, thought that secularism would make them safer. I'm reading to you the mayor of Wauwatosa. He's a Christian. I don't want to respond to his comments because the city in Wisconsin has decided no red and green colors at Christmas time in City Hall. I wasn't able to respond to your message earlier because I was singing in my church choir this morning. This policy you mentioned was not imposed by the common council or me. So who's imposing it? The city administrator? Why does he say that it wasn't imposed? Why does he say that to duck responsibility? Isn't that a bizarre thing to say? Hey, don't look at me. I'm just the mayor. Courage is a liberal quality, isn't it? That being said, after the message was sent out by our deputy city administrator, I inquired and learned that in years past, some people who have come to City Hall in November and December have complained about religious displays. Wow. Really? Screw them. That's what you say to the immature and the narcissistic. Get out of here. The notion that all narcissistic, selfish, self-centered, foolish complaints must be honored? What if somebody said, I don't like your LGBTQ flag? They would be called a hater. Why isn't somebody who is against red and green a hater? If you are against these colors, you're a hater. If you're against these colors, we honor your complaint. Why? My understanding is that our administrators are trying to minimize the discomfort. This is the America today. Minimize discomfort of the narcissistic. That some people feel when they come to a government building for governmental, non-religious functions. Jesus said, render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's. Our job as a city government is to provide municipal services. There is no Republican way to plow the snow nor a Democratic way to pick up the garbage. Likewise, there is no Christian way to mow the grass and no Jewish or Muslim way to pave our roads. So sweet and so completely irrelevant. You just touch the thing here and you lose it. Sorry folks. I'm trying to find his statement, which literally disappeared from my screen. It was a precious statement. I will give it another chance. Oh, my Lord, my Lord. How did this happen? He goes on to speak about the fact that he has Jewish grandchildren, I believe. So I would raise my Jewish grandchildren to understand. Oh, he said, oh yes, how would we feel? He went on to say, how would people feel if they saw Muslim displays? Right? Might they feel a bit odd if they went to City Hall and saw Muslim displays? So here's the answer. If the City Hall is in Rabat, Morocco, I would expect to see Muslim displays. I wouldn't ask them to tear it down because Morocco is an overwhelmingly Muslim country. I wouldn't expect Chanukah displays to be removed from Tel Aviv City Hall. Would any Jews who support the removal of red and green from City Hall support the removal of menorah from Tel Aviv City Hall or Jerusalem City Hall? Yes or no? So you see, this is an example of someone who's Christian. He said he was at the church choir singing. But it doesn't matter. Leftist sick thought has infiltrated everywhere. And this was just one of those examples. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written a piece why I am now a Christian. It's ironic because Ayaan Hirsi Ali a few years ago was the guest speaker, really person with whom I had a dialogue at a PragerU gala. And she spoke about being an atheist and I said, this is the one arena where you and I differ. We are doomed without Judeo-Christian religions. And sure enough, I mean, I knew I was right. It wasn't a matter of debate, but I so understand the Islam that she grew up with, why she would become anti-religious. Iran has probably produced more atheists than Harvard. Why I am now a Christian? Atheism can't equip us for civilizational war. That's right. In 2002, I discovered a 1927 lecture by Birch and Russell titled, Why I am not a Christian. That's right. I would be compelled to write an essay with precisely the opposite title. That's correct. So she goes on to say, To understand why I became an atheist 20 years ago, you first need to understand the kind of Muslim I had been. I was a teenager when the Muslim Brotherhood penetrated my community in Nairobi, Kenya in 1985. I don't think I had even understood religious practice before the coming of the Brotherhood. The preachers of the Muslim Brotherhood changed this. They articulated direction, the straight path. I'll read to you more. The evolution of this brilliant, courageous woman to take God and religion and the Bible seriously is a major moment. Back in a moment. Hi everybody, Dennis Prager here. A book that just came out and obviously came out before October 7th, the worst day in Jewish history since the Holocaust. And it is titled, The Genius of Israel, the Surprising Resilience of a Divided Nation in a Turbulent World. Dan Senor and Saul Singer have written it. Dan Senor has a piece in the New York Post which make you cry if you're an American. I mean that sincerely. Here's an example of a line from his piece and I have him on the line. In most meritocracies, the criterion to reach the pinnacle of merit is individual academic excellence. In Israel, the most meritorious are those who seek and are chosen for the most challenging military service. This changes everything. It means merit is determined by something that is not about you, but about how you can contribute to your society and country. It is a communal value that builds solidarity rather than an individualistic value that contributes to moving up the ladder. Can you imagine if we had that in the US, the best go into the military? That would change his country in a nanosecond. Dan Senor, welcome to The Dennis Prager Show. Thanks Dennis, thanks for having me. It's great to be with you. You're in New York City? I am, I am. I know this will sound awful, but I want to say I don't envy you. Is that a fair reaction? I will tell you, you'll appreciate this. I am, as I'm sure you have too, I've been speaking to a lot of my Israeli friends in Israel since October 7th. And there's been like an arc to those conversations, which began with me on October 7th, 8th, 9th, checking in with them. How you doing? Trying to be supportive, you know, trying to comfort them as they go through this trauma. That was like the first few days. And then in recent weeks, it's migrated to something completely different. When I check in with them and say, how are you doing? They say, we'll be okay. Don't worry about us. We'll be okay. We have a war. This is awful. This is horrific. But we know how to fight wars. We'll fight this war. We'll be okay.
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"What about the people who are offended by LGBT colors, by Pride flag colors? Why is that inclusive of those who are not LGBTQIA plus? I would say that red and green represent more people than, in society, a greater percentage of people than the Pride colors. We encourage you to opt for more neutral and inclusive decorations that celebrate the season without favoring any particular faith belief system. Christmas is a national holiday, I keep reminding these people. Here are a few suggestions. Winter wonderland, snowflakes, snow people. Oh, snow people. Let's build a snow person. And other non-religious symbols associated with… By the way, why are red and green religious? What is religious about red and green? Lights and greenery. Festive lighting and greenery can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere without specific religious connotations. Northern lights. Now, I want to read to you one other thing from this example of the radical secularization of America. By the way, that is at the core of most of our problems. The death of Judeo-Christian values is the core problem in the United States of America. And the carrier of those values has, by and large, in America, been Christianity. And I say that as a committed Jew. You know why? Because I prefer truth to anything else. So here was another thing written in this regard. This is really, it's priceless if I can find it. And I'm not sure I can. It was a letter written by a Christian in reaction to this. Here we go. Yes, I found it. Look at that. It's not coming. This is from, let's see, Wauwatosa's mayor has now sent out an email to the common council. Here is the statement. This is from Dennis McBride. You may have heard that certain media outlets, especially Wisconsin Right Now and the Daily Mail, are stoking controversy over an email that our deputy city administrator, Melissa Weiss, sent a few days ago in which she urged city staff to avoid overtly religious messages in their city hall displays. First of all, it's a little dishonest not specifying red and green is the issue. This morning I received a score of emails from people, most not from Wauwatosa, who have expressed outrage. Here is how I responded. This is the mayor of Wauwatosa. And for those of you who wonder with all that is going on, why am I talking about this? Because this is the heart of the problem in the West. The death of Judeo-Christian religions. Okay? That's why. This is a microcosm of the problem. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whom I will read to you later, one of the giants of our time. This black Somali woman raised in a Muslim family in Somalia, who was the victim of clitoridectomy, and who ran away and went to Holland, and incredibly a Somali woman became a member of the Dutch parliament. Then she came to the United States where she is one of the most widely booked lecturers to speak on society. She's extraordinary. She's fighting for the rights of women, especially women in Muslim countries.
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"Hello everybody. It's Prager here. Hope you had a good weekend. I'm off to Tampa, by the way. Those of you in Tampa, I will be with Seb Gorka and Mike Gallagher. It's a big event in Tampa tomorrow night. Check with the station for details. I believe there are still tickets and I don't know how an evening with the three of us could not be enjoyable and fascinating for you. And Tampa tomorrow night. It is, after all, another week, so I therefore should be entering an airplane. That's my life. I'm not complaining, by the way. I'm blessed. I can't get this out of my mind that I was reading to you at the end of the last segment of the show, the first hour of the show, in a city in Wisconsin. One of the administrators sent out a message. As the holiday season approaches, Mr. Archambault and I, this is whatever her title is, ask that you take some time to reflect on our commitment to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all residents and visitors to our buildings, as well as to all our co-workers. At City Hall in particular, December is our busiest month of the year. We strive to ensure that every visitor to our building feels valued and respected, regardless of their individual beliefs and traditions. This is all gobbledygook drivel. If you don't feel valued and respected because there are red and green colors, that's what it was about. It was not about anything even about Jesus, no crosses, no creche, nothing. Just red and green. If you feel devalued or disrespected because of that, you are a narcissist. You are a fool. We will not bend to your sickness. Become a mature individual. Wake up to reality. Christmas is a national holiday in the United States. Its colors are red and green. But no, I feel disrespected. Do you realize how few problems you must have in life if you think that you are disrespected because red and green are at City Hall? Do you understand who we are talking about here? Pathetic narcissists. Leftism enshrines narcissism. You think you're a woman or you say you're a woman? Sure, you can compete with women and women's sports. You are all that matters. Women's sports mean nothing. You are everything. That's what leftism is about. You and your idiosyncratic needs or desires are everything. Screw society. That is one of the mottos of the left. How come this Jew, Dennis Prager, doesn't feel disrespected if City Hall has red and green? How come? I'm just curious. Why don't I? Why doesn't any Jew that I know, and I know many, not one feels disrespected if there's red and green? What type of human being feels disrespected if there's red and green in Christmas season? A narcissistic, sick human being. That's it. And I hereby announce you are sick and our City Hall will not bend to your narcissism. Have a nice day, schmuck! Currently, Christmas decorations are prevalent throughout public counters at City Hall and perhaps other buildings as well. While we understand the significance of this holiday for many, it is important to recognize that not all Wauwatosa employees, residents, or business owners celebrate Christmas. I don't, but my society does. Get it? There's a big difference. The fact that I, Dennis, happen not to celebrate the religious aspects of Christmas doesn't mean a thing. I love my society and the fact that it does. You crap on society because you're a liberal fool who went to graduate school. To that end, we kindly ask that departments refrain from using religious decorations or solely associated with Christmas, such as red and green colors. Colors now, you get that? I'm offended because of colors.
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"Here's a note for you that will mean little if you don't live in Los Angeles, but it doesn't matter. The point should be well taken. If there is a main artery running through LA, and there are many arteries that do, but if there is a main one, it is the 10, which is, by the way, it's transcontinental. It goes from West Coast, I think. Does it go all the way to the East Coast? I think so. It's a major East-West artery, and it's certainly major in Los Angeles. Fire under freeway. What is this from? Los Angeles Times. Fire under 10 freeway in downtown LA upends traffic with no reopening in sight. Guess what's under freeways? You know what? It's time for a multiple choice quiz. What is under a freeway that might have caused this fire? One, Mormons having a temple service. Two, Jews studying the Torah. Three, a homeless encampment. Sean, what do you think? He's going with the Mormons. You're wrong. You're just wrong. It's a homeless encampment. Yeah, you should have gotten that right. That's really distressing. Well, you're an LDS-phobe. Yeah, yeah. The destruction of our beautiful major cities in the United States by the Democrats, the most important thing to note about that is that they pay no electoral price. People watch them destroy their cities and re-elect them. The 10 freeway in downtown LA will remain closed indefinitely. How is that possible? Why aren't they having 24-7 crews fixing it? After the earthquake, when was the earthquake? Do you remember the year? Anyway, the mayor of Los Angeles was a Republican. And everybody marveled at the speed. I mean, there were freeways that cracked. And LA was up and running, I don't know, within a week? 1994. Everyone marveled at the speed because Republicans ran it. The 10 freeway will remain closed indefinitely as the California Department of Transportation moves to repair an overpass badly damaged by an intense fire early Saturday at two storage yards in an area with multiple homeless encampments. It's got to be coincidental. I don't even know why the Times acknowledged that there were homeless encampments there. The incident with closed westbound and eastbound lanes of the busy freeway will significantly affect traffic in the area. No timetable for reopening. Is that embarrassing? You have asked one of the brightest people I've ever known is Alan Estrin, and he asked a non-bright question. You asked, isn't it embarrassing? Have you ever encountered an embarrassed Democrat, an embarrassed liberal, an embarrassed leftist? Do they feel that they have nothing to be embarrassed about? There's no reason to think that this is going to be over in a couple of days, LA Mayor Karen Bass said. We will need to come together and all cooperate. What does that even mean? These platitudes crack me up. We're all coming together? Yes, what do you get? Yes. Or you, what about Sean? What is Sean going to do to help rebuild the 10 freeway? We will all come together. What a beautiful, it's a beautiful sentiment. To see these cities, Portland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, it's an amazing accomplishment of the left. So in this article, whatever your city, you have a similar issue. But in LA, the major downtown freeway, one of the two major if you will, but really major because it goes 1000 miles. It's a major artery, the number 10 freeway. Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Kristin Crowley said that, As for any of the encampments in that area, we do not have any direct correlation at this point as to if that's where it did start or didn't. We are going to have to stand by and wait for the active investigation to be completed, she said. But then the LA Times, a fan of the homeless, a fan, let's put it this way, a fan for allowing the homeless to sleep in public spaces. Homeless encampments have been the source of fires under and around freeways up and down the West Coast in recent years. In July 2022, a major blaze struck an encampment underneath the 880 freeway in Oakland, destroying vehicles, snarling traffic and requiring the work of 60 firefighters to extinguish it. And in March, a fire in Tacoma, Washington broke out in a tent beneath the 5 freeway, leaving one person dead. So, yeah. So, we don't know, we haven't proven it yet, but the odds are that that is the case. In 1992, Pete Wilson was the governor of California. And what was the mayor's name? Because I actually... Richard Reardon. Richard Reardon, yes, I was at his home. Two Republicans and the earthquake damage to freeways was repaired in an incredibly short period of time. When you grew up, if you are over 40 years old, maybe over 30, but certainly over 40, when you grew up, why weren't there massive numbers of homeless in the streets of your city? Where is it? My wife and I were walking this weekend. I don't recall exactly where. And she pointed out to me, oh yeah, in Beverly Hills, actually. It was in Beverly Hills because of the Prager U Gala, which I'll mention in a moment. So, this is Beverly Hills. She said, look over there. And there was a body under a white sheet. So, a homeless person had just decided to make himself or herself at home in a street in Beverly Hills, California. This was not allowed in American history. You were not allowed to sleep in public spaces. There were signs often when I was a kid, no loitering. And then the liberal mentality, which is governed entirely by emotion, and therefore bereft of wisdom. But many of these are very sweet people. And I'm not being cute. They are. Wisdom and sweetness are not related, unfortunately. They decided, no, no, we're going to allow people to live in the street. Poor things, they don't have a home. The question is, is it good for society is not a liberal or leftist question. Is it nurturing of the individual is the dominant question. The feminization of liberalism. Women are by nature nurturing, which is terrific in the micro and awful in the macro. The purpose of government is not to nurture. So, that's how we have the homeless. Who don't want to leave the streets. They don't want, in most cases. My wife and I interviewed a guy. It wasn't for publication. One cold night, and it does get cold in the winter in LA at night. One cold night, we interviewed someone who said, why don't you go indoors? Is there no way you have no relatives even? He said, oh, sure I do. But he didn't want to. I don't get it, but he didn't want to. So, they're cleaning up the homeless right now in San Francisco. Did you know that? Because Xi, the dictator of China, is visiting. Who's he going to meet with Xi? Biden's going to San Francisco? Wow, you are so lucky in San Francisco to have Joe Biden and Chairman Xi. Two giants of our time in one city. So, they cleaned up the homeless. How could they be able to do that for the summit meeting? We were in Beverly Hills Saturday night for the Prager U Gala. We have a few of them around the country. Really formal affairs. And I'm telling you, everyone who was there got a shot in the arm of encouragement and strength for society. They came from all over the country as they do for any Prager U Gala. I have a dialogue with a selected guest each time. This time it was Victor Davis Hanson. Are we going to put that up? That's really worth people seeing. People had a really positive reaction to that interview. And then I gave a speech. And we were not the only ones. People heard from a number of people and just got to meet terrific people. Ryan Walters was there, the Superintendent of Education of Oklahoma. I got to know him this weekend. We had him for Shabbat dinner Friday night. It was the first one in his life. And he is welcoming Prager U into the schools of Oklahoma. Back in a moment. Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. 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"This distinction, I have to make a distinction between Gazans and Hamas. Really? How many? I'm sure there are Gazans who hate Hamas. It is, after all, a police state and they torture opponents, which is of no interest to the world. No interest whatsoever. But by and large, I'll bet if there was an honest secret poll, would you rather build and keep it at its current level of poverty? What do you think would win, my dear listener? People can't understand that, that it's better to destroy than to build, but that's why the left is aligned with Hamas and Hezbollah and the others who wish to destroy Israel. Because they, too, are much more interested in destroying than building. For those of us who do not have such a mentality, it is almost impossible. Well, it's probably impossible to enter that mentality. However, it's not impossible to acknowledge that it exists. That's the point. Killing Jews is more important and feels much better than building a Palestine. We'll be back. My friends, I want to tell you about one of the most influential books of my life. In fact, it's on my list of the 10 books that most influenced me. It's just been re-released, George Gilder's Men and Marriage. George Gilder has been clear about the stakes for the family since 1974. Fifty years later, the need of the hour remains. Men who take responsibility for themselves, men who love their wives, men who raise their own children, men who tackle the workforce, motivated by their family and the needs of others. Without fathers, our civilization will simply sink back into the Stone Age. We need to bring dads back or else. Get your copy of George Gilder's classic book, Men and Marriage, today at www.dadsareback.com. Civilization is built by men with families to feed. Without the dads, we're toast. Get George Gilder's book at www.dadsareback.com.
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"Oh, my God. It's the stuff that I'm reading to you. It's Anthony Blinken. Five no's, now the three musts. It must include, the way forward to peace must include Palestinian people's voices and aspirations at the center of post-crisis governance in Gaza. What does it mean? Do you know what the Palestinian people's voices are? Kill the Jews. That's the dominant Palestinian voice. Leftists do massive amounts of evil and liberals are naive to the point that it is not even excusable. Palestinian voices are, destroy Israel. Get it? From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. Did you see there was a video of an American protester screaming that. And so the guy asked, what river are you referring to? She didn't know. What sea are you referring to? She didn't know. It was priceless. What difference does it make? To her, it didn't make a difference. Pro-Palestine means anti-West. Of course, it means anti-Israel. Anthony Blinken is a fool. He's a staggering fool. But anyway, he's doing what his president is telling him to do. We have a bad man in the presidency, I'm sorry to say. Brings me no joy. Yeah, so what else must? It must include a pathway to Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in states of their own with equal measures of security, freedom, opportunity, and dignity. Okay, the Palestinians are offered a state side by side with Israel on five different occasions. Watch our five-minute video at PragerU. Exactly that, the Palestinians rejecting a state every time. The Palestinians are not interested in making a state. They're interested in destroying Israel. Because most in the West are not dominated by such eradication hatred, they don't understand those who are. They just don't understand. They must think like we do. That's why the Europeans brought millions of people from the Middle East in. They think like we do. The tragedy is by bringing so many in, the Europeans are starting to think like they do. Demonstrations in England, the police stand by. It was done on their combination of Memorial and Veterans Day. They sat on statues to the fallen with Palestinian flags. Did you see those pictures? Basically, the anti-Israel Muslim population of Britain has as high regard for Britain as it does for Israel. And the children of the first immigrant class are worse. They speak evil with a British accent. It is sensible to think ahead but premature to give marching orders for the harmonious future, writes the Wall Street Journal. Israel still has intense urban fighting ahead. What happens after Hamas's command center underneath Al-Shifa hospital falls? Will a terrorist insurgency persist in northern Gaza? How will Israel root out Hamas from Gaza's south, to which most civilians have fled? The answers can't help but affect how Gaza will be governed. The reality, Mr. Blinken acknowledged on questioning, is that there may be a need for some transition period at the end of the conflict, in which Israel keeps some control. This is essentially what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said earlier. I think Israel will, for an indefinite period, have the overall security responsibility because we've seen what happens when we don't have it. If Israel isn't taking on the terrorists, who will? The rush to empower the, quote, Palestinian people's voices after Israel left Gaza in 2005, saw Gazans elect Hamas. Yeah, so Anthony Blinken wants Palestinian voices heard. They were heard. They elected Hamas.
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"Hello everybody and a good Monday to you. I hope you had a good weekend. I really do. If you're concerned with the world, you have to balance the darkness in the world with your own life. I do it because I've made such an effort all of my life. I fight and I take in the bad stuff, but I do, in fact, luckily have the ability to lead a happy life personally. You have to work that through because things should affect you. What's happening to this country, what's happening to the West, the horrors that occurred in Israel, I read more and more stories about what has happened and the things that come out. People burned alive, the women, the soldiers who were already picked out to be raped, and then there are all these demonstrations. The demonstrations are actually more depressing, that there are so many people who support pure evil. There were no pro-Nazi demonstrations in the West, but there were pro-Hamas demonstrations. And the police, did you see, where was it? Was it in New York? There were police who barricaded themselves in a room while pro-Hamas demonstrators were smashing doors. In England and the United States, the police do nothing, they simply do nothing. And the media don't report what is being done. I'll tell you the importing of millions of people from the Middle East, thanks to the fact that they can work on the basis of compassion. All you need to have is compassion, and you know the right thing to do. I had compassion, and I mean it, I did. I had compassion, what Syria did, what Arab did to Arab, but as I warned at the time, people who emigrate to other places, there's one thing they bring. They may not even bring their money, they may not bring any of their property other than a suitcase, they certainly don't bring their home, but they do bring their values. And the Middle East is saturated with exterminationist Jew hatred, truly analogous to that of the Nazis. I've never used a parallel to the Nazis in my life. We have one. Did you see the Blinken comments in Tokyo? I want to put that up, it's an astonishing thing, what Anthony Blinken said, it needs to be brought to people's attention, because it's a scary thing, this US government that we have under the Democrats. I want to bring that to you, and read to you the five, I'll look up, are you looking that one up? Yeah, I have. Oh, yeah, yeah. The Five No's Blinken, see if that comes up. Okay, good, here it comes. The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal has this, it's titled, The Day After Israeli Scheduled Programming. While Israel focuses on winning the war against Hamas, the US has been pressing for commitments on what will come next. Speaking in Tokyo last week, Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken laid out five No's. Ready? One. No forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza. What does that even mean? Where are you thinking it will go? I'm not being cute. What does it mean? No forcible displacement. So nobody's moving them out of Gaza. You don't know what he's talking about either? Okay, fine. Number two. No use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent attacks. By the way, do you understand, I actually, I hate to say this because I try to avoid ad hominems, so how shall I put it gently? I don't know how he got the job, okay, that's as gently as I could put it. Not a deep man. Wow, that's going to, you know what, that is going to really affect Hamas. That the Secretary of the United States, Anthony Blinken, said no use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent attacks. Wow, that's going to shake them up. Number four. No reoccupation of Gaza after the conflict ends. Really? So, how is Israel going to prevent another slaughter of its citizens when hundreds captured as, I don't even know if they're hostages, they just may be killed. No reoccupation of Gaza? Wow. How long did we occupy Japan and Germany? Was that wrong? Was it wrong? You know what we did in Germany? We had a program called denazification. One of the reasons Germany became a thriving democracy. Why was that okay? We occupied Germany. We still have troops there. We occupied Japan. We de-fascized Japan, became a thriving democracy. It's astonishing. Number five. No, well, why does it say five? It's saying no forcible displacement, no use of Gaza for terrorism, no reoccupation, that's three. Okay, so I was counting wrong. Four. No attempt to blockade or besiege Gaza. What's Israel supposed to do? Okay, you slaughtered the equivalent in American terms of 30,000 to 40,000 people in one day, but we won't put you under a siege. No reduction in the territory of Gaza. With accepting for the terror one, this could have been put out by Iran. Iran could have put the other four nose out. If only the Biden administration had that many red lines for Iran. Good point. The Secretary of State might also recall that the post-war reoccupations of Japan and Germany continued into the 1950s and included territorial adjustments. The ignorance of history, I'm not sure Blinken even knows that. Mr. Blinken followed his five noes with three musts. The way forward to peace, quote, one, must include the Palestinian people's voices and aspirations at the center of post-crisis governance in Gaza. What does that mean? This is truly, this could have been issued by Jordan. I knew it wouldn't take long for the Biden administration to cave in. That's why I did compliment President Biden for his first statements about how evil it was, but I knew he will fade, he will cave in to the left as soon as possible. What's the next must? Must include Palestinian-led governance and Gaza unified with the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority. How's Israel going to do that? I'll give you the fifth must in a moment. You are listening to The Dennis Prager Show. 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"This season, he's injured once again. This sign taking free kicks after training. Frank, take us as just a footballing perspective. Could you criticize him for doing that? Or is it something that you just do naturally? And you can't pick on him because obviously he thinks he's back to full fitness. Now I would never criticize a player who does extra job after training sessions and Paul was used to be a good guy for free kicks and he knows how to curve the ball. So it does what he has to do is part of his job and if he does extra, he's good because he needs to recover and needs to come back in a good shape on the field. He's only 29. He's not that old. And he should be capable of doing that. It just, let's say, bad luck. Really, bad luck. Being conservative doesn't help in football. We know that if you pay attention, if you don't give 100% during games, you're going to get injured. That's what it is. But when you feel good and you are in a train station and you want to do three kicks after the game after the training session, it's part of your job because you are one of the guy who's going to shoot for kicks. So nothing to complain about people who say that he was unprofessional doing so. I think football people who understand football was an injured half the time at man united. Yes, yes he was. There's not all bad luck. Can't all be bad luck. Right. I'm not saying this one isn't, but it can't all be another one he's gone. He's gone. I mean, in 19 extent, but. Paul Pogba was at that stage of getting out of bed in the morning. Do you know how many this seems to be following him everywhere? And then you've got a question, the desire, whether it's the desire to be that player that he once was. And I don't think having watched them for the last two or three years and how that's panned out, that all these engineers know are not a coincidence. I think a lot of it is down to the player. The player's mindset and the players desire to keep himself in the best shape possible because he's done it all. Done it all in the game, world cups, Champions League, I believe, titles, all that. And I got to ask yourself, and I think man united were asking us, does he really want to be that brilliant player again? And I think the answer is probably not. I mean, you have a segue to get from Pogba to Napoli Frankfurt and I've got nothing. So we'll be Napoli again, I'm Frank for sure told me I would have helped you. Well, what would you have said? I want to come up with something. Oh, really? I was trying as you were blabbering on. Everyone's going for an athlete. When of course
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"They look like they will advance, obviously tomorrow. And I've got them conferred against a trunk Frankfurt. Italian. Yeah. Because I've got them already through. Right. Because they all go through. I was 700 and 50 to one. Yeah. I'm not the only one in them coming back. So yeah, if not, please do progress, which I think they will. There are definitely attempt to avoid. The other two. The other two, I would tell them. An absolutely one of those two enter a Milan, not great sides, but are in the last day because they've come up against teams, Milan it responds and entered it with Porto. They just didn't do enough. Just not just did not do enough. I think I don't know how they helped Chelsea turn it on. Anything else. Anyone like to add anything more to this game. It was soft as soft as soft as cities for the first goal rightly. Not given. Frank said, that was a payoff. Said it was a penalty. No? That's true. That's true. I think we should have been a penalty maybe for I remember first half, so it was for Porter. In a new post where there was a push from an Italian defender, and two minutes after there was a free kick, should have been given because of that. Thank you very much, Frank. Just a reminder, let us know in the Cavendish podcast is available to listen to now, be sure to check it out. The secret to crushing your
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"In the last in the last few minutes. Dumfries cleared off the line or none of that full stretch to tip one onto the pose. Portal then head to crossbar. Porter then had a man sent off. And all of a sudden it was as though Porter really started to gamble that later on. At no point before the day themselves seemed to lose their shape and take any take any kind of chances just in fear because they'd be fair to Intel with the two up. They broke a couple of times and probably promised a whole lot more. So for Inter Milan, you're happy with the way things went, obviously through to the next round. For Porto, you're wishing you're taking chances early on. If you're a neutral, if your boss asked you to watch this game, you're not that pleased. Frank, can you admire though the defensive way that inter set up for this game with your center back ways? Yeah, yeah, it's typical Italian and we know the master's it, and they know how to do it for decades, you know, maybe century now. And the exactly did what they had to do. They worked very hard together and you have to congratulate that. For that, sorry. And they came for that, and they expected to suffer defensively, but they were ready for that. There is no complaint whatsoever from myself to inter. But part two didn't put the pace, the craziness that you need, especially in jeopardy, to surprise your opponent, especially an Italian opponent who is ready to fight tactically with you in damaged. And the portal didn't go fast enough to surprise in turn. It never happened, except the last 5 minutes of the game, it was maybe the extra time already. So it's too late. But it's sometimes we see that. We see that we first in the Premier League, which is sometimes we saw that we just see as well, where you are desperate, and then you play the right game. Why do you wait? And maybe you can win. Three challenge teams in the last day, two of them you'd taken the heartbeat and the other one. We're not playing with advance yet, but they look like they will advance, obviously tomorrow. And I've got them conferred against a trunk Frankfurt. Italian. Yeah. Because I've got them already
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"For any professional, that's an embarrassing lack of belief organization and basics. So yeah, yeah, you can say set here, brilliant. Well, I've seen bang average Premier League teams put up a better defense against than what they say they've put up tonight. Do you agree, Frank? I think Craig is a bit harsh on why can't lose $7 in the Champions League Frank and say hi. You know, you know football, you are more experienced than anybody else, you know, and you know that at some point at some time he can happen one day. Remember that Manchester United wasn't cheaper steak, but Manchester United just lost 70 against Liverpool. Liverpool, we were embarrassed all over the place, all season long, and it can happen. And one day nothing goes with you, and you lose your spirit, you know halftime that the game is over, you saw disappointed that you can't put you even your pride on top of it. And you are smashed. I mean, you get up into everybody. I think life is just much better than that. They shoot it in the first leg. And yes, they were very disappointed. I agree with you. They're not on the same level as city. They're not Real Madrid. I agree with you. But I think it was a day off. It was a real day off for them. What do you think, Shaq? I'm sediment Frank here. I think not a particularly tough group to come through with shutdown Celtic. I think I might be saying. But then you come up against city in a game. You have to go through that he had it a game that you're really trying to win. And I think that that is as thankless a task as you can ask going into it. And then, and then city just have this kind of a date. And you have to take that knock on the chin and just kind of move on as best you can. Craig's right and that they are not Dortmund. They certainly are not by a Munich, but they are not as bad a team as the scholar would suggest or they're not a worst thing that Burnley certainly not. But you get yourself a decent shape and you don't get embarrassed, right? And you sure better bottle and you're sure better fight and you're sure better nose. You're not going to win the game, but we're not going to get I mean, this game could have been ten. It could have been ten. The city mass chances in the first half and then it took highland off and others and the game slowed down because it was a bore fest. So you make it difficult for them to really embarrass I've got to say, but having a bad day getting beat three or four, four or 5 is a bad day at the office. When you start getting into the realms of 6, 7, 8 and wasp potentially. That's not a bad day at the office. That's an embarrassment. A professional embarrassment. You give up Craig. I agree, but don't forget, again, again, because I found you very all three very presumptuous, you know, saying that you know the future. As the referee didn't give that penalty, I don't know what would have happened. Yes, maybe CT would have one, but I'm not sure about that. It's really, it changed everything because too many software Alan scored a second goal. Game over. And you are smashing the face because you think that you don't deserve that. Because before that, it didn't seem to me, it didn't occur to me that Manchester City was really above Leipzig. I'm very sorry. So this penalty has to be considered as a big knock, and they got another one, two minutes after. How do you get up after that? And of course, you know, third goal just before halftime, game over. And get them over. So you are football is full of details. But sometimes bad details by referees. And you have to consider that maybe Leipzig could have done better without those reference mistakes. I don't know, Frank, I don't see that. I don't see that. I mean, it was so one sided tonight. I mean, the second goal had nothing to do with the penalty. And if you're feeling sorry for yourself after the penalty, which was wrong, in my opinion, and then it tells you all you need to know about this. The crumble. I don't say that, Craig. I just say that it came just too many soft or the penalty. So it's over. It's just say that. I just say that. A lot more reaction than on what we saw in the Champions League on our YouTube channel. If you haven't done so yet, be sure to go there and subscribe to ESPN FC. Now the boys mention it, of course, manage the city's next game is against Burnley and that game live on
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