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A highlight from Murderers Manifesto
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hello, my friends. I'm Dennis Prager, and I hope you had a good weekend. I have delved into the question of how good a weekend or a good any day one could have when the world is so filled with evil and one has to try despair as a sin, as I have noted on a number of occasions based on my Bible commentary. Hi, everybody. Good to be with you. This is late breaking. I normally don't have the show driven by news as it breaks, but this is an important—many of them are important, but this is, I believe, worthy of immediate attention. This is from Newsweek. Conservative social media personality Steven Crowder teased the release of a manifesto allegedly written by an accused school shooter in Nashville, Tennessee, where six victims died earlier this year. Boy, I'll tell you, Newsweek is really—this sentence is so gingerly phrased. Let's see. The manifesto is allegedly written by an accused shooter, not the shooter. Six million victims died, not were murdered. In a video posted Monday, that's today, to YouTube, Crowder said the manifesto was leaked and shared screenshots of portions of the document which was believed to be written by Audrey Hale, 28, whom authorities identified as the shooter. They also said Hale, who died at the scene, once attended the school. By the way, that is interesting that they say allegedly. You say allegedly when somebody is about to stand trial, but if the person was shot at the scene, you don't say allegedly. What was Audrey Hale doing there? Checking out school curricula? No, it's a little too ginger. Anyway, I will be reading the manifesto here on this show. I wish that I wouldn't have to, Crowder said in the video. In a post to X, formerly Twitter, Crowder shared other images of the manifesto, including one part that said, I hope I have a high death count. Newsweek has been unable to independently verify that Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson told Newsweek that the police are unable to confirm the manifesto, but said they are actively looking into the matter. Here's a question for Nashville police. Why didn't you release it immediately? Some authorities had it, and my suspicion is because the manifesto reveals, as was suspected, a left -winger and it was a trans person. So the left sort of has the view, padona misa gosh, there are no enemies on the left. And whereas if the manifesto were some racist, anti -black screed, we would have known about it immediately. So three children and three adults at Nashville's Covenant School were murdered. She later died from gunshot wounds. Shortly after the shooting occurred, this is again from this Newsweek article, police said that they had recovered a manifesto believed to have been written by hell. So why, why was it never released? The ongoing investigation into the March 27 murders of six persons inside the Covenant School continues to show, from all information currently available, that killer Audrey Hale acted totally alone. That's not the question. Well, I'll report to you. There is a report somewhere, but since I haven't seen it, I can't, I won't report it yet, about what it revealed. And it seems to me that if the report is correct, it was a big anti -white kid screed. All right. So we live in an age of moral confusion, as I have warned all of my life. And the charge against Israel that it commits genocide against the Palestinians which a charge that has been made for decades, this is not new to the current war against Hamas, is another gigantic lie of the left. But the truth is not a left -wing value. So I have data here from Statista, which has no political bias that I know of. You agree with me? I don't know. Okay, fine. Statista Infographic Newsletter. Statista puts out statistics. So this is from 2020. Growth of Palestine. Let's see now. The need for peace continues to grow in urgency as Palestine's population is growing at a larger rate than Israel. Jewish and Arab populations are on a collision course of parity in the coming decades, with Arab Israelis also growing faster than Jewish Israelis and gaining more voting power. Then there's a chart, Growth of Palestine. It begins in 1960, and the green is Palestine, the blue is Israel. They have gone from 1 .1 million to 5 .1 million in 2020. So there is a growth of essentially five times growth quintupled since 1960. The Jewish population has quadrupled, has gone up four times the Arab population of the area five times. Have you ever heard of a genocide where the people being genocided have a population growth of 5x? The lie is so grandiose, but you have to know something. The people screaming it believe it, especially those who are Palestinian or from other Arab or Muslim countries. They believe their lies. Read David Price Jones' book, The Closed Circle. You'll see that he's an Arab expert. He lived an exaggeration and lies as being very frequently in the public sphere conflated. Anyway, we're catching up. The truth is that a left wing value in the left wing dominates academia and the media. So much for the charge of genocide. The only attempt at genocide of the Palestinians and their Muslim supporters around the world, they wish to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel, perhaps all Jews in the world, but certainly Jews of Israel. That is the only genocide that can be alleged in the Middle East. Well, there was one, but I don't know. Yeah, I guess you'd call it the Middle East, of course. Do you remember the Yazidis, how they were wiped out by ISIS? Well, virtually, yeah. There was a real, let's put, an ethnic cleansing, let's put it that way. Genocide. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free is a call for genocide. It is a call for the eradication of the Jewish state. There are 22 Arab states, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, but there's no room for a Jewish state the size of New Jersey. People just always need to remember that. Should there be a 24th Arab state, one that never existed in the history of the world? I hear some Palestinian speakers actually saying, we are the descendants of the Canaanites. Did you know that? You can meet a living Canaanite. Can you meet a parasite and a Jebusite? He said he was a Jebusite? Is Arafat said he was a Jebusite? I didn't know the man had a sense of humor. And this is what your kids are learning at college. We return. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. That's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, American Federal dot com, American Federal dot com. spoke Barack Obama to his hundreds of his former aides with regard to the Middle East. And the New York Times reports he urged his former aides to, quote, take in the whole truth, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. Would he have done that in World War II? Strike a balance between the killings? Look at how many German civilians we killed. Look at how many Japanese civilians we killed. Would he have said that? I don't know, but to me it would be the same thing. The moral difference between the allies and the Nazis and the allies and the Japanese was no greater than the moral difference between Israel and Hamas. We live in the age of moral relativism. It's infected almost the entire intellectual class. I saw it when I was at graduate school at Columbia University, and professors generally equated the U .S. and the Soviet Union. It was not a battle, the Cold War in their view, between freedom and tyranny, or between, if you will, light and dark, with all the darkness that exists, obviously, in everyone and in every country. There was an unbridgeable gulf between light and dark between the United States and the Soviet Union, but they would not agree to that. It was a superpower battle or a battle of two economic systems, communism and capitalism, as if they are morally equivalent, let alone just equally effective. Well, there are people who build their society with communism and slaughter tens of millions of their people while doing it, and there's another free society which is infinitely wealthier. I remember that when I wanted to get soda from a soda machine when I was there during the Cold War, and I as know that I speak Russian, and so the machine would say, госированая вода, gas gaseous water, meaning like sparkling water. The machines were quite common in Moscow, I don't know about the rest of the Soviet Union, and there was a plastic cup like you would have in a house there, and everyone who got the sparkling water used that cup. Isn't that fascinating? One cup. I drank from it, you know me, I mean, you know, they reported internationally that I, for fork drops in a restaurant, I will actually use it. I am not, shall we say, a hypochondriac, struck but it me as an example, they didn't have the money to have a paper cup used every time and thrown away. Incidentally, I'll tell you what else moved me. I will acknowledge this, because truth is the number one obligation. Nobody stole the cup. I found that fascinating. Here's this former aide to take in the whole truth, unquote. This is Barack Obama this weekend, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. What Hamas did was horrific and there's no justification for it, Mr. Obama said, and what is also true is that the occupation and what's happening to Palestinians is unbearable. Really, what is happening to Palestinians that is unbearable? I'm not talking about the current war in Gaza, which they brought upon themselves just like the Germans did and the Japanese did. Unbearable? Really? Has he or anybody he talked to gone to visit the West Bank? Is life on the West Bank unbearable? Didn't strike me as that way, been there a number of times. All I remember was a lot of cranes building new buildings. And they're obviously having a lot of kids. Generally, having a lot of kids in an unbearable situation tend not to go hand in hand. What is true is that there are people right now who are dying, who have nothing to do with what Hamas did. There were Germans who died who had nothing to do with what Hitler did. That's correct and you blame Hitler for their deaths. You blame Hamas for the death of Palestinians in Gaza. All their money is used to buy rockets and dig tunnels everywhere, including right under hospitals. If there is such a thing as evil, Hamas is it. But after all, if you raise a generation to believe that America is evil, then evil loses its meaning, doesn't it? That is what has happened. Okay. There are no comments. It's interesting they don't have comments on me on this particular story. Dennis Ross is a major figure in Middle Eastern diplomacy. For 35 years, this former U .S. envoy to the Middle East, who has generally been critical of Israel, not anti -Israel, but critical of Israel. For 35 years, I've devoted my professional life to U .S. peacemaking policy and conflict resolution planning. Nothing has preoccupied me like finding a peaceful and lasting solution between Israel and the Palestinians. In the past, I might have favored a ceasefire with Hamas during a conflict with Israel, but today it is clear to me that peace is not going to be possible now or in the future as long as Hamas remains intact and in control of Gaza.
Fresh "Gulf" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Streaming and on your smart speaker. Your information station. 30 live now to ABC News. The extended ceasefire between Israel and Abbas and Gaza now into day six and the last group of hostages will be released today. That unless the ceasefire is extended again, negotiations underway to do just that two Israeli Russian hostages were turned over to the Red Cross earlier today, a formal vote the in House to expel Republican Congressman George Santos of New York was set for tomorrow. But House Speaker Mike now saying he believes the vote will be Friday GOP representative Elise Stefanik ready to get on with it and expel Santos ASAP. The resolution has already been introduced and reason to delay any further ABC News confirming earlier today in the Red Sea destroyer USS Carney shut down what's to believe to be a Houthi drone. It's unclear if the drone was headed toward the destroyer or possibly toward Israel. Separately yesterday, an Iranian drone created an unsafe risk for the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf. Dave Packer ABC News. Newsradio 1000 FM 97 7. Stay connected, stay informed. Good afternoon, Northwest News Time 12 31. I'm Taylor Van Sice with our top stories from our 24 7 News Center. A woman in her 30s is dead after a shooting in Auburn early this morning. One of a number of gun violence incidents that we've seen. Colby
A highlight from Transitioning from Operator to Owner with Robert Poole
"Our next episode is for you entrepreneurs who are frustrated with being tied to their business and stuck in the day -to -day running the business and looking for a way out. Army veteran Robert Poole is here to show you how to make the transition from operator who's involved in the day -to -day of running the business to owner who only focuses on strategic things and has a freedom to take time away from the business and still have the business flourish. Total Business Results is up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Learn more at navyfederal .org slash join. All right, today we're talking with Army veteran Robert Poole from Total Business Results. Robert got some great things to talk about, teaching entrepreneurs to get out of running that day -to -day in their business and be able to break free and think more strategically. Before we get to doing all that, take us back and tell us what you did in the Army. Yeah, well, first of all, thanks for having me on the show, Joe. Appreciate it very much. Yeah, I went to West Point and got out and went to OBC in Virginia. And I think I was there for about six months. And then I was stationed at Fort Polk. I was in the quartermaster branch. That was my specialty. I didn't, that wasn't my first choice at West Point. But that's what happens when you get in trouble when you're near the bottom of the class. I wasn't one of the smartest guys there, but I made it through. So my first choice was actually ADA, but that was taken. So, so but it actually was a great experience. So I was with the 46th Engineer Battalion, combat heavy, and which, for guys who don't know, that's basically the heavy construction stuff that engineers do, not the, you know, planting explosives and that sort of thing. So it's more of building roads and building buildings, that sort of thing. So heavy construction stuff. So I got to learn a lot about that sort of construction industry, how things are built, because I had no background in that. My degree was in economics. So it was far from engineering, but you learn a lot on the job. And I was there for a couple years. I was the S -4, Assistant S -4 for a while, then the S -4 for the battalion. And then we did a deployment to Haiti. I was actually in the left behind crew. And so, but I managed the whole unit movement thing, which is, again, a fantastic experience for me. You know, you get kind of thrown into that stuff as a, you know, young officer, and you kind of have to learn as you go. But it was handling that kind of responsibility and coordinating all that stuff was a great experience, which later helped me in business, I think, quite a bit. And then I got out, I was only in for two years, because the, this was right around, I got around 96, I got out and it was because I looked at, you know, the military life and everything, I thought, you know, I'm not sure if I want to have, you know, a family and all that kind of stuff. But, you know, in the military, it's very hard on families, as everybody knows. And, but also at that time, you know, we'd just gone through Desert Storm One, you know, Soviet Union and collapse, because I originally as a kid, you know, I was always getting into the army, because I wanted to fight the big bad Soviets. And then suddenly, the, the, the enemy went away. And, you know, it's in the 90s, I think the army and armed forces in general kind of struggling with their place. You know, we had peacekeeping messages and things which I wasn't a real fan of. So the bottom line is they had sort of a rift with officers right after, you know, the first Gulf War, President Clinton made a big thing about cutting down the military. So they asked for, you know, officers to volunteer to get out early, because typically have a five or six year commitment from going to one of the academies. And, and so I raised my hand and said, that's me, and got out and started getting into business and all that. So with those, that's kind of my my transition, or at least my military story, if you will. Yeah, so your transition probably came a lot sooner and quicker than you were expecting. So you may or may not have been really prepared for it. You're mentally ready to get out. But what what sort of things did you get into when you first got out of the army? Yeah, you know, that's right. And, you know, transition is, you know, it's difficult with civilian life, I heard on a podcast, and I can't remember if it was yours, Joe, but, you know, gentlemen talking about the kind of strange reception you get when you make that transition, because, you know, the military, we're our own world. And, you know, when you come into the civilian world, people don't necessarily understand that. So, you know, you show them your resume of all the things you've done, you know, you know, that all the coordination I did in that unit movement, you know, millions of millions of dollars of equipment and responsibility and blah, blah, blah. And it doesn't translate necessarily real well to the civilian workforce. And so when I got out, I knew that I wanted to be in business. And I figured one of the best ways to do it was to get into sales. So I did sales in commercial real estate, I did a short stint doing residential real estate, I did corporate recruiting, I did for a couple years, financial investments, like Merrill Lynch, like a stockbroker. So I kind of bounced around, to answer your question. And I think it was because I, I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to explain the skill set and make that transfer skill set, even though I think, you know, in retrospect, all the lessons that I learned in the army, and at West Point, you know, are just invaluable in business. So it's really about kind of making it through that initial kind of difficulty in trying to translate that skill set. But deep down, that skill set really does transfer. It's just hard to explain that to the, you know, civilian employers and things like that. So that's kind of what my transition was like. Yeah, you see that, we see that a lot. I think oftentimes it's the civilian employer that you could, most people could, most military folks could say, I went to West Point, I was in Quartermaster Corps, did the Haiti thing, and they get a real quick assessment of probably what you've done, what you're capable of. But in the civilian world, they don't really understand what all that means. And when you civilianize your resume, I think a lot of it gets lost in the translation. Unfortunately, I always, you know, try to get you to civilianize your resume, but I think a lot of the impact gets lost. And really, it's, if you're trying to go to work for some company that doesn't really understand anything about the military, it might not be the right company to be going to work for. If they don't really understand the true value that you bring to the table. So ultimately, you started getting into many other things down the road, entrepreneurial -wise. Where did the entrepreneurial bug come from? I I've think always been a fairly independent person, you know, and it's, I think most of us get into entrepreneurship because of one reason we think, well, you know, basically, it's the classic, you know, I want to be my own boss. And, you know, the reality is news to anybody who are just getting into entrepreneurship. That usually doesn't happen the first few years that you end up buying yourself a job where instead of working 40 hours or somebody else, you're working 60 and, you know, the stress and all that comes with it, you get tied to your business, which is something that I, you know, talk about frequently. We can talk about later, but, so, it's a different experience. And, so I, but how I got into it, I was actually working in financial services at the time. This was, I think, 98, 99, somewhere in there. And, I, actually it was around 2000, I think, when I started making this transition, but I had a friend of mine who owned a construction company and he said, geez, I really need a website. And this is back when websites were new, you know, and all that. And a lot of companies didn't even have them. And I said, well, you know, that I've always been interested in tech stuff. So, I bought a book. I said, let me build your website for you. So, I learned how to build a website. And then another friend of his said, in construction said, hey, can you do that for me? And so, I started doing this work and realized, wow, there's a lot of companies that don't have websites. And so, my partner or my friend that owned the construction company said, hey, we should start a company doing website design, which seemed like a good idea. So, this was, of course, literally, I think, July of 2001, when we started, which was not the best time to start a business, two months later with 9 -11, economy shut down, you know. So, it was a baptism by fire in business. But we started doing that for about a year. And at the time, of course, I didn't have any money. My business partner wasn't really financial set. We had very little money to start. So, it was bootstrapping. But so, we hired, we didn't have money for advertising. So, we basically started doing cold calling, which I was very familiar with it. I did it in all my sales jobs before then. I was pretty good at it. But I got to the point where I couldn't do it. I couldn't do enough cold calling and show up to the meetings and do the sales and all that. So, we hired some callers here locally that worked from home that did, started doing the cold calls for me. And eventually, we had a client of ours say, wow, this is, that we built a website for, say, wow, your gal that contacted me was great, you know, I can really use, you know, some cold callers for me. And we said, oh, okay, well, I guess you can, you know, we'll kind of contract out our person, she's got some extra time. And, and then we had another client say the same thing. And we realized that there was more demand for our cold callers than it was for our website business. And so, we, we literally kind of folded that company and started a new company based upon that. And, you know, 20 something years later, you know, we've, are a multi million dollar company that has been built primarily on co calling and business to business, you know. And so, that's, that's a long story. But that's, it's something that you kind of fall into. So, I didn't, you know, a lot of people get out, you know, and they go, okay, well, I'm really interested in this industry. So, I'm going to go do this. And it's very intentional. For me, I kind of stumbled into it. It was after doing enough other things, you know, in sales jobs, like I mentioned, that I kind of stumbled into this. And it turned out, I was really good at it. And we've been through all the struggles that business owners go through. But it's been a, it's been a great ride. And, you know, it's really worked out well for me. But it was not something that I expected to do and didn't intentionally get into if that answers your question. Oh, yeah.
Fresh update on "gulf" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"Some people like more of a sociological view. They say, well, racism, for example, and poverty is a result of unjust social system, and therefore it can be dealt with through education and social policy and programs. Other people would say, no, a lot of this, the problems we have are only physiological. They're the results of evolutionary biology, of natural selection, the survival of the fittest, and we have to deal with it really through chemicals, chemistry. It's chemistry that makes us aggressive. It's chemistry that does this sort of thing. So we deal with it through drugs. But you see, when I said, for the last 100 to 150 years, we've been looking at evil as strictly human, something that we can manage, something we can control, something we can analyze, something we can prescribe, something we can deal with. That period is ending. We are being trounced by evil. We are giving up all those kinds of sanguine ideas. We have been working at doing this. We've been working at the counseling. We've been working at the social programs. We've been working at these things. Things are not getting better. Some of you know, if you were here last year, and there's always a significant turnover from year to year. But last year, during this time of the year, I did a series on sin and the faces of sin. And I read two books as a background. And one of them, some of you remember, I used to quote from it because it really had an impact on me. It was a man written by a Columbia University professor named Andrew Delbanco. And he wrote a book called The Death of Satan. And I heard an interview with him on a talk show, WNYC, that was pretty intriguing. And I put that together with a book. And he was asked, why are you saying it's bad for society that we've lost the sense of transcendent evil? That's what he says. He says, it's bad for us that we've lost Satan and the whole idea of God, Satan, and this transcendent dimension of evil. And when he was asked on the talk show why he did that, in fact, somebody said, why would a guy like you, a secular liberal person by your own definition, why would you write a book like this? This is what he said. I'll paraphrase, of course, and summarize. He says, I am the child or the grandchildren of Eastern European Jews. And therefore, people in my family went through the Holocaust. And some of my relatives died in the Holocaust. He says, now, if you get rid of the idea, if you get rid of the idea of the transcendent, if you say when it comes right down to it, evil is only the result of sort of human frailties, human mistakes, human problems. He says, we've got a problem. In fact, this is a quote from his book. He says, and I'll just show you why he says it here in a sec. He says, a gulf has opened up in our culture between the visibility of evil and the intellectual resources available for coping with it. A gulf has opened up. And he says, the Holocaust is where it started. He says, we don't have the intellectual resources. He says, let me ask you a question. Why did the Holocaust happen? How do you explain that? If you get rid of the idea of God and the transcendent and the devil, he says, psychologically, are we gonna say that the Nazis just lacked love in their life? That they weren't parented right? They had low self-esteem? He says, that trivializes it. But do you say, as some people are saying, it was a product of the racism of Northern European culture, that the reason that they did it was because Northern European culture is more racist than other kinds of cultures. But then you have the same kind of dehumanizing, you see, racist approach to that that was the cause of the problem to begin with. He says, are you gonna say, in fact, he says, if you get rid of the idea of God and the devil, are you gonna say that really all of our aggression is just the product of evolutionary biology, natural selection, survival of the fittest? He says, in that case, if that's where it comes from, you have no right to be upset, it's natural. Look at nature, the strong have always eaten the weak. He says, a gulf has opened up in our culture between the visibility of evil and our intellectual resources for dealing with it. And that's all this passage is saying. It is trying to say, if you decide that we can deal with evil because it's us, and it's only us, it's just human, it's psychological or sociological or physiological, if you think so, you'll be defeated. No one could help him, no one was strong enough, no one. If you say, I can deal with the problems of my life if I just suck it up, and really do what I know I'm capable of doing. If you go to little classes where you tell people in elementary school, you can be anything you wanna be. If you see the slogans that say, if we just all pull together, we can make this world a better place. This passage says, no, you need a savior. No, you need intervention. Look at your own lives individually. You don't have to be demon possessed to understand this. You look at yourselves, you know you're out of control. You've got habits that you can't fix. You've got, you're driven in ways that you don't know what to do with. You're scared, there's things that scare you. Some of you just cannot, you know we can make fun of commitment phobia. Some of you just can't do it. And so you've gone to therapy. And the therapy very often shows you the psychological way in which all this has come about. But then you turn to this therapist and say, okay, great, I understand. What do I do about it? And the therapist, most any reputable therapist will say, well, what do you think? And on and on and on. Why? Because you see, what therapy can do is it can show you how you got into this condition. It cannot get you out. It doesn't get you out, don't you know? You see it. No one can break the chains, the power of evil. If you think of it in merely human terms, if you deal with it with merely human resources, we're gonna be defeated and we are. Corporately we're defeated, individually we're defeated. Okay, second, the second thing this shows us is not just the power and complexity. Oh, how awful to say to you New Yorkers, and New Yorkers love to believe in complexity. They love to believe in sophistication. They're not simplistic, they're sophisticated. And when I say to you, if you don't believe in the devil, if you don't believe in transcendence of evil, you are looking at your problems too simplistically. You don't see the multidimensionality to them. You don't see the complexity of them. It's evil inside and evil outside and evil above. You don't want to be naive. I mean, you know, New Yorkers don't mind being wrong as long as they're not naive. They don't mind being messed up as long as they're not naive. You think you're deep and complicated, some of you, but you're more deep and complicated than you know. We'd like to help you prepare your heart for the Christmas season with our free Advent devotional series. Each day of Advent, you'll receive a devotional with a daily meditation on a Bible passage that points you to the meaning of Christmas, that Jesus came into this world to reconcile us to our heavenly Father. It's our prayer that these daily devotionals will help you focus on the hope, joy, peace, and love we have through our Savior's birth. To sign up, just visit GospelOnLife.com slash Advent to receive a daily email from December 3rd through December 24th. That's GospelOnLife.com slash Advent. In addition to the daily emails, you'll also receive a previously recorded video every Sunday with an Advent meditation from Tim Keller, followed by a brief discussion with Tim and Kathy. Again, to sign up, visit GospelOnLife.com slash Advent. May the hope of Christ's birth be a source of joy and encouragement to you this Advent season.
A highlight from Morgan Ortagus fills in for Hugh
"Hey, good morning, everybody. So just want to thank Hugh Hewitt for that wonderful intro. I got to tell you every time this is this is the second time I've guest hosted for Hugh whenever he's been out. It's such an enormous honor and privilege. I've been listening to him for my whole life, really. So for all of you who are his loyal viewers and his listeners, I'm going to make this a really fun but intense pack three hours because of everything that's going on around the world. I think some of you know me. But if you don't, let me just remind you some of my background. You know, I've spent a lot of my career working in and out of the Middle East. In fact, I was in the Middle East on Saturday, October 7, I had just landed when these attacks started happening. And it was a it was a surreal moment, especially for somebody like me, who was a part of the Abraham Accords negotiating team in the last administration. So just to remind everybody what Abraham Accords was in the Trump years, in fall of 2020, we were able to achieve peace deals for peace deals between Israel and Arab states in 26 years. And I was I have a little girl, she's almost three. So I was pretty very visibly pregnant at the White House when we were unveiling these accords. And at the time, and some of you who have been following me, you know, my family and I are Jewish, my daughter is Jewish. And at the time, I was thinking, what an amazing moment for the world, what an amazing moment for the Middle East that my Jewish daughter is going to grow up with all of these Gulf Arab states, Morocco, Sudan, having recognized Israel, and it's going to be completely different Middle East for her. I was inspired, I was filled with so much hope. This comes after I served in Saudi Arabia at our embassy there 2010 and 11. I was in Baghdad for a bit in 2007 with the USA ID, and then spent a lot of time as an intel analyst on the Middle East. So I had spent most of my career focused on the Middle East until that point. And I was so hopeful three years ago. In fact, just three weeks ago, I was posting pictures from the White House remembering that anniversary and really hoping that of course Saudi Arabia would come into those Abraham Accords and would be the big behemoth in the Middle East to recognize Israel. And it was so shocking on October 7th, just a week and a half ago, to wake up in the Middle East. I was actually going to be on my way to Israel just a few days later. I was going to be in Israel that entire week, speaking at a conference on Abraham Accords about Arab and Israeli peace and economic integration. By the way, there were some Arab delegations that were headed to this conference that I was speaking at. We were going to have a lot of the Arab world represented at this conference. And just to think how much things have changed in a week and a half since October 7th, that we were going to talk about security, economic relationships, more countries recognizing Israel, to now the images that we've seen are the worst terror attack in modern history in Israel on the anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, obviously on a Jewish holiday, to see the death and the devastation. But what's even more troubling in the past few days is to see how the Arab street, because of the disinformation out there, and by the way, a lot of this disinformation is being put out there by our own members of Congress. We'll go into that. But to see the disinformation put out there and watch the Arab street actually almost align with messaging that you're hearing from Iran and from Hezbollah against Israel is devastating. And I think, friends, we are in the most perilous time that I can think of really since, almost since 9 -11, as it relates to the turmoil that we're going to see in the Middle East. We've already started seeing protests at U .S. embassies around the Middle East. We're having to basically evacuate the embassy in Beirut, protest at Israeli embassies. I watched them yesterday in Tunisia. You might've seen this on X. I still want to call Twitter, but X, you saw that they burned down a synagogue in Tunisia. And I tweeted out, do you say X -ed out, tweeted out? Dwayne, I'm not sure what you say. Our buddy Dwayne will be - We're going to tweet. Okay. We're going to keep saying tweet. I've gotten so used to it. But I tweeted out, this is exhibit A for why the Jewish people need a state, just burning down a very old, synagogue very historic in Tunisia, which by the way, had the Torah scrolls in it. So I just wanted to tell you all of this. Again, I thank all of the U .L .L. Hugh Hewitt listeners and those of you who watch the video feed. Again, I am so honored, beyond honored to fill in for this legend.
A highlight from Episode 125 - Ecological Benefits Framework A new paradigm for global carbon and ecological benefits markets
"People want to feel that they are part of a solution. I think we have been framing our approach to some of the biggest challenges on the planet completely wrong. Look at what we have. We have carbon markets, and we have ESG reporting. And if I was to tell you that we're about to be in 2024, and if I was to tell you that we have water scarcity, we have incredibly accelerated biodiversity loss on the planet, we have desertification, and all the problems of climate change, and if I'm telling you that our biggest idea that we've come up with as a planet to address that is a carbon market and ESG reporting, I mean, it's laughable. It's incredible. It's insane. We have to create a different framework for how we want to address the greatest problems on the planet and we need to work collectively. Welcome to the Crypto Altruism podcast, the podcast dedicated to elevating the stories of those using Web3 for good. I'm your host Drew Simon from CryptoAltruism .org. Now, before we get started, a quick disclaimer. While we may discuss specific Web3 projects or cryptocurrencies on this podcast, please do not take any of this as investment advice and please make sure to do your own research on investment opportunities or any opportunity, including its legality. And now, let's get on to the show. Welcome and thanks so much for joining. Let's face it, ESG is broken. We've all seen it over the last few years, whether it's the corporate greenwashing or the net zero pledges based on questionable frameworks and flawed carbon offsets, the world desperately needs a new framework that creates alignment across sectors and transforms how we view ecological benefits. To dive into this, I'm excited to welcome Douglas Gaten, chief investigator at the Lexicon, a nonprofit that helps people pay closer attention to what they buy, how they live and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier and safer planet for all. We discussed their game -changing ecological benefits framework, the growing regenerative finance movement and much more. So without further ado, please join me in welcoming Douglas to the Crypto Altruism podcast. Okay, Douglas, it is a pleasure to have you here on the Crypto Altruism podcast today. Thank you so much for being here. Absolutely. Yeah, you know, I'm really excited about the work of the Lexicon and I'm just fascinated by the work you're doing. I've been following the ecological benefits framework that came out recently. I just love the way that you're, you know, focusing on bringing so many different elements of regeneration together through that framework. And so I'm excited to dive into that, but before we get there, I'm curious to hear your kind of introduction to the world of Web3 and blockchain, because I think that everyone comes from such interesting backgrounds. So what would you say was your aha moment that first got you excited about the potential of blockchain and Web3? You know, I think it was maybe in 2017 or 2018, I was approached by a bunch of folks that came out of financial markets that had all of these analytical software that they wanted to apply to the food sector. And they said to me, you know, there's this thing called blockchain where we can look at something that's grown in the field and we can see like the moisture that's in the soil and when things are applied to the crops, you know, like these nutrients, and when it's harvested, and then it goes into a truck, the temperature in the truck, how much light's in the truck, and we can put sensors all the way until when it goes to the market. And I thought to myself, wow, that's incredible, because often, you know, our food system is so opaque, we have no idea how something's grown or, you know, and so when you have the information, it's really amazing. And then I remembered back to my wife had an ice cream company and we made goat milk ice cream, and we would always get these calls once a year, it'd always be at like five in the morning, and there'd be some truck driver in the Midwest who had checked into the motel when he was taking our ice cream from California to New York and gone to sleep and woke up and the freezer in the truck had broken down. And there'd been no sensor in the truck, and then there was melted ice cream all over the ground in the parking lot. And we'd get those calls once a year. People don't, you know, historically have not had a way to track things that way. So when I heard that this was possible in the food industry, I was just so amazed. So I began working with that company. We actually worked on the first blockchain projects related to food, it was a company called Right by O. So I got a really intimate understanding of two things. One, how amazing blockchain is for creating a way to really understand a food product across the entire, you know, supply chain from the ground to the store. But the second thing I also learned is it's really hard, because you have to have sensors everywhere and you're only as good as the ubiquity of the data collection that you have. Then the third thing I learned is just the cost of that data collection. Who is creating all those sensors, paying to install them, paying to maintain them? Because once you identify a cost associated with putting things on a blockchain, the people realize there's a lot of energy and effort and cost to put that information there and they want to somehow get that money back. So then you suddenly start creating firewalls of information of people not wanting to fully reveal all the information that they have and they suddenly realize that information has value and information could be valuable even enough to sell to somebody else. So my first exposure to blockchain was in a very concrete way, you know, walking across fields in Massachusetts and seeing really the cost of that data collection. So it's always stuck with me. Now the work that we do, you know, we work with all kinds of folks that are working in blockchain across Web3 and they even fund our work. And so I have a deep appreciation for the complexity of what they're trying to do. Yeah, totally. Well, that's amazing. I think the way you explain that is so interesting. And, you know, food is something I've always been passionate about. I've volunteered for a couple, you know, food security organizations in the past as like a board member and volunteer and something I'm really passionate about. You know, and I think that food is something that we take for granted, many of us take for granted. I know I certainly do, right? And I rarely see the full story of where our food comes from and the true cost of that food getting from Point of Harvest to their table. What are some of the challenges that exist in current food change that the average person needs to be aware of? Well, first of all, if you wanna get a really quick understanding of true cost accounting, you could just type that into your Google search bar and you'll see a short film that we made for PBS that explains the subject. But basically, what true cost accounting means is that we are not paying the real price for the food that we eat. Because a lot of the costs of, let's say, growing corn are externalized, meaning that we don't actually pay. So we're not paying for all the environmental degradation that happens with conventional corn production, all of the waterways that become contaminated with phosphorus, let's say, or with nitrates like nitrogen. So when we buy that cheap food, we're actually paying for pollution that defiles the Mississippi River. We have dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico every spring from all of those, from all that phosphorus and nitrogen that are the size of New Jersey, right? That kill all fish that are in that region. There are all these unseen costs that we don't pay for the food that we eat. Now you have something like the circular economy that tries to take even a more holistic model, looking at the entire chain of something at every point, all the external costs that need to be internalized, because we're not paying the real price for things. But it was that frustration I had with models like true cost accounting and the circular economy that focus on a negative that really led us to think about how do we focus not on the negatives, but focus on the positives? Because people don't get up in the morning and say, oh, I gotta really get rid of all these negatives. But they will get out in the morning if they're like, I'm contributing to cleaning up our air or our water or all these things. People wanna feel that they are part of a solution, right? And so I think we have been framing our approach to some of the biggest challenges on the planet completely wrong, right? Look at what we have. We have carbon markets and we have ESG reporting. And if I was to tell you that we're about to be in 2024, and if I was to tell you that we have water scarcity, we have incredibly accelerated biodiversity loss on the planet, we have desertification and all the problems of climate change, and I'm telling you that our biggest idea that we've come up with as a planet to address that is a carbon market and ESG reporting. I mean, it's laughable, it's incredible, it's insane. And not only that, as we see carbon markets crumbling and the voluntary carbon market just collapsing, and we see people understanding the extraordinary limits of ESG reporting, a vacuum has been created. We have to create a different framework for how we wanna address the greatest problems on the planet and we need to work collectively. We can respect that people have their own paths that they wanna take, but we have to at least agree on the destination. And the destination, what we've learned is these six areas, air, water, soil, biodiversity, equity and carbon, what we call ecological benefits. Fascinating. Well, I'm really excited to dive into that because I think that, yeah, I couldn't agree with you more. I think the last couple of years have shown us very clearly some of the issues that exist with the current ESG systems, a lot of greenwashing, a lot of problems with verification and quality and carbon markets and these sorts of things. So that's another reason I was very excited about the work that you're doing within the ecological benefits framework. And before we dive into that, let's take maybe a step back to the lexicon, which is the organization behind all this work. So do you mind giving listeners a high level overview of the mission of the lexicon? Sure, we're an NGO, we're based in a farming community about an hour north of San Francisco in California. We began by simply wanting to explain to people how their food system worked. And we thought the most provocative thing, the most radical thing that we could do is to teach people words. Because if I can give you a word that you didn't know and explain to you that word in a way that makes it meaningful in your own life, you now have a new idea, you've expanded your vocabulary, your ability to see vistas that go beyond what you currently see. So teaching people words could be one of the most radical things that you could do, expanding their language, their vocabulary, making them more literate. And so we began the lexicon of sustainability by saying, who are the most knowledgeable people on sustainability in the world? What can they teach us? And then that became TV shows for PBS, it became, we've had about 2 ,000 pop -up shows of our work. We've done multiple books, Curriculum for Schools. And so it's really expanded from first, just the storytelling of what it was, and to then aligning all those experts that we've met in our work and building consensus around how to approach big problems. That led us to Google, where Google for the past five years has funded what we call an accelerator for good ideas. That we've covered dozens of areas across the entire space of food, agriculture, and conservation. And about 1 ,000 companies and organizations, everybody from the largest food companies in the world that you know, to the WWFs, to government agencies, all collaborating. And that work really was amazing because it all had a common denominator. People are ultimately less interested in certifications. It's really important, but it's not the goal, right? What they all, the goal for everyone is, how are we going to change the world? How can we, through our activities, have positive impacts? And what's crazy, whether we were working in food as medicine, or agri -biodiversity, or regenerative agriculture, alternative proteins, it always ended up being the same thing. That people cared about the same six things. Air, water, soil, biodiversity, equity, and carbon. It was like a parlor trick, where I would, we would always end up with the same result. And when I said that to Google, they were amazed. They're like, that's really wild. So they even brought companies together to Mountain View and asked them, can you explain your ESG reporting? And they could not explain their ESG reporting outside of these six things. So that's when we knew we were onto something, and that this was something that was really worthy of a deeper dive and further exploration. Yeah, definitely. And that's a perfect segue into the ecological benefits framework. So I appreciate you sharing all that, and sharing the background that led you there. And so the ecological benefits framework, collaborative effort, many different players from different sectors recently launched, and it serves as that framework for diverse investors to create the positive impacts in those six areas that you mentioned of the air, water, soil, biodiversity, equity, and carbon. So tell me more about this. So what happened was, in that work that we did in these activators with Google, we had this outcome, right? So we learned this thing, but it's like, what do you do with it, right? Like, okay, well, now that we, it's a good thing to know, I guess I could tell somebody at a dinner party, and they would go, huh, interesting. But what we realized was there had to be some use for this as a framework, you know? And then at that same moment, surreptitiously, and you know, I'm always amazed when these things happen in life, but we were approached by a company called Ripple. And Ripple, if you work in the financial sector, they have XRP, you know, talking about blockchains. And so XRP's, Ripple said to us, hey, have you thought about taking this model you have of how you organize people, and like, how would you approach carbon markets differently? And we said, well, you know, the problem with a carbon market's a fraction. And when you're a system thinker, you think in terms of the whole. So we wouldn't really be able to work with a carbon market because it's just a fraction. And the worst thing that you don't wanna do is you don't want to solve one problem and then create unattended, you know, have unintended consequences elsewhere. And so when you only solve for one part and not the whole, you're playing the game of whack -a -mole. You're just gonna be constantly hitting at these different things. Or you could look at it holistically and try to figure out how they all feed into each other. And so we said to Ripple, we should really try to build a framework around ecological benefits. So Ripple funded us, a group with a group called Ripple Impact, funded us super supportive and super generous to really take a deep dive into this. And we put together what we thought was a really comprehensive model to explain this, starting with Biochar. And the reason why we started Biochar is because when Biochar in 2020, when Microsoft in 2022 began buying carbon credits, they did a lot of carbon credit purchases on Biochar. Why? Well, they even put out a press release to explain it. They said, we're buying these credits because of all the other co -benefits that Biochar provides. So that was a really powerful moment. We said, Microsoft does not have a way to explain those co -benefits. There's only the carbon part, but yet there's an air quality, there's an air part, there's a water part, there's a soil part. All these other parts, there's no mechanism that allows you to express that. Well, if you can't express that, it's lost, right? It's like, I like to refer to things as seafoam. Like all these descriptions that you make, it's like that foam that rolls up onto the beach with a wave and it looks really beautiful, but then it slowly evaporates and disappears, right? If we don't have a way to hold, a way to capture and explain these benefits, then they're lost, right? And they also don't provide a motivation for others to provide movements in that same area. So we did that first phase of work supported by Ripple Impact, and then a group called the BXE, Blockchain for Climate, and the GBBC stepped in and said, you know what? This is a really efficacious way to explain the power of Web3 and Blockchain. This is why you would want to have it, because you could actually explain all of these benefits in a way that can have people support those positive impacts. So then they also got behind the work as well. So it's been really amazing to see people who are at the center of transformation within carbon markets and with Web3 as being core supporters of the work. For us, it's been very validating. Yeah, yeah, definitely. And so let's talk about that then, about Web3 and Blockchain. How is that technology being implemented and embedded into the ecological benefits framework? Well, you know, if you want to look at Blockchain at its most basic, right, it's a neutral technology, right? It will simply do what you're asked to do. But often, people don't understand the value of having data that is verifiable, right? The value of data. So, you know, if you don't have a way to capture information that can be transparent and secure, then you don't have trust. And we've learned from the previous iterations of carbon markets, carbon credits, now information is stored, that we need to have trust as a foundational principle. And so by having a really motivated group of people from Web3 as some of the architects of EBF, we really are designing a bottom -up system that can encode trust. And I think that if you look at the first carbon markets, they were very top -down in their architecture. The actual market would define two project owners, what their projects would be and what information they wanted to gather and what information was of value. I think the next generation, which Web3 is going to make possible, is more of a bottom -up model. And that bottom -up model is going to allow project owners to express what is most important for them. You know, if you think about 80 % of the globe's biodiversity is entrusted to a very small group of people who are not being renovated for that, you have the wrong economic model at work. You've gotta create a new model that empowers those people that we are asking to safeguard and steward our most valuable resources, a way to express the value of their activities so that they can participate in the global marketplace and be renumerated for what they're providing us. And so blockchain is gonna be that confidence layer that is currently lacking in our markets. Yeah, I love that. And you know, I think the importance of that can't be understated, right? So I appreciate you sharing all that. And we'll be right back after this short message.
Bruce Pearl: Iran Funded Attack on Israel Because of Abraham Accords
"And, like, that's who you are, man. This for you is real. Like, this isn't some talking point. I mean, you know, this matters to you. And it's really sad dealing with, we're dealing with savagery, Bruce. We're not dealing with you. We're dealing with savages. And they asked for this fight, not us. It's really, really difficult right now, Dan. And I know people would like to say to me, just shut up and be grateful. And why don't you just worry about coaching, so on and so forth. But I'm grateful to be a citizen of this country. I'm grateful for the right to the freedom of speech and the opportunity to be able along to communicate these lines. And first and foremost, we want to pray for all the victims. Pray for all the pain. Ask God to somehow be proud. So somehow be proud. You know, somehow be present in this moment in some way, shape or form. Israel has been dealing with this threat since its existence. You know, is this 9 -11 or is this Pearl Harbor? They're all, you know, everybody's kind of right at what they're To doing. me, it reminds me more about 1948. This reminds me more of when Israel was born in the Arab world, but in this particular case, coming out of Gaza, attacked her because she just hates her, hates the Jews, and can't possibly live next door all peacefully with its Jewish neighbors. Yet at the very same time, and of course the Jews that have funded it, along with their friends in Qatar and several other places, because the world saw that Saudi Arabia and some of the other Gulf Arab states who are part of the Abraham Accords are really, truly it, they're truly beginning to talk about normalizing relations and peace and having peace and prosperity being the best interests of their
A highlight from What a Weird Week Canadian Thanksgiving Special: Ten Ten Again! Fri. Oct. 6, 2023
"What a weird week Canadian Thanksgiving special 1010 again Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is what a weird week a show about the weird news that happened this week for show notes and More visit show notes dot page. That's show notes dot page It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, but instead of taking the week off or even posting a rerun Please enjoy this 10 10 episode where we revisit 10 Former number 10 entries from this podcast and see how they hold up now So here comes season 4 episode 54 10 10s for Thanksgiving first published on Friday, October 6 2023 10 kicking off the top 10 this week number 10 from March 24th 2023 the headline was bonkers carrot caper This happened at the Clearview Mall in Pennsylvania where police caught the suspects charges at the time were Expected pending two people stole a giant foam carrot and a pinata from a mall Easter display in March of this year and when they took off a Security guard was dragged by the getaway truck for around a quarter mile. No one was hurt Thankfully police located the large carrot and the Easter pinata at a home And at the time we hoped there would be some sort of Hollywood treatment because no one got hurt We were like, maybe this should be a movie. All right, how does that one stack up long story short it holds up We haven't had any other giant foam carrot Theft stories on this weird news podcast since that happened in March This is our only weird Easter caper story So that one holds up the follow -up on this is they named the two fellows an 18 year old and a 20 year old And they said they would be charged at a future date They also said because of the nature of the crime they wouldn't be taken into custody. Oh, they were both visiting from, Texas So the anonymous tip came in they found them at a house. The two fellows were visiting from, Texas When they said the nature of the crime, I think what they mean right is it was more of a prank No one got hurt. Although that security guard did get dragged for around a quarter mile behind the getaway vehicle But they weren't taken into custody and then that story goes cold I don't know the follow -up is kind of open -ended what happened next The story just went cold after that 10. The next number 10 was from March 31st of this year It was about the fella the 91 year old fella who crossed the Grand Canyon It's around 24 miles to hike from one edge of the Grand Canyon down through to the other edge This took five days 91 year old fellow named John did it and he got in the Guinness Book of World Records He is the oldest person to ever cross the Grand Canyon. This one holds up no, 92 year old was waiting in the wings to break this record, I guess or hasn't done it yet. So John is still the World record holder is the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon at the time I remember treating this like an inspirational news story something You know if you've always dreamed of getting in the Guinness Book of World Records But you can never seem to get it right you could never get that Rubik's Cube solved or you know cross the Grand Canyon There are still opportunities as you get older this one You can train until you're 92 years old and then attempt to beat the world record So this one holds up and still inspirational You Are listening to what a weird week It's a show that leans into the weirdness 10 our next entry in our 10 10s Thanksgiving special is from April 7th of this year. How young is the world's youngest published author? That's weird And we went from the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon one week and the next week We kicked off the show with the young author this was a story about that boy from the United Arab Emirates four years old four years and 218 days old and has a published book called the elephant sayeed and the bear The book is about kindness and an elephant and a polar bear and it is officially a Guinness World Record This person the youngest published author You have to have at least a thousand copies sold to have an official Guinness World Record as a published author this book sold more than a thousand copies and Guinness World Record This story holds up. No one younger than four years old has published a book. Come on slackers. What's going on? In writing three -year -olds to sorry to this one. I did I remember at the time I was maybe in a bad place that week I remember thinking wow once you start kindergarten once you're five years old Strolling into the kindergarten class if you don't have a published book You've failed already because a four -year -old did it That one was not a great take on my behalf. I would say for the aspiring writers When you crunch the numbers the demographics of this the people who listen to this program it cuts off at a certain age So you don't know how many five -year -olds are listening to this podcast But I want to apologize to any five -year -olds listening who want to be a writer and I was like you might as well quit You didn't get the world record. That was a terrible thing to say Continue to pursue your dreams five -year -olds, please continue to write stay with it Let's end on that message 10 next up was our story from April 14th of this year How short is pearl the Chihuahua the shortest dog in the world? And so just to recap from the ground up pearl the pooch is 3 .59 inches tall a little bit taller than 3 .25 or half of a dollar bill or a little bit taller than a credit card Also a can of soup is taller than pearl the pooch Pearl is about as long as a dollar bill five inches long weighs a little bit more than a pound Does this story hold up turns out pearl the Chihuahua was? Actually a person in a suit. It was all fake you guys. No no, the story does hold up and pearl the Chihuahua is still the shortest dog in the world and the photos are still Wonderful if you want to see pearl the pooch and smile click show notes that page is You This the what a weird week show a weekly rundown of weird news 10 if you're just jumping in here We're doing 10 number 10s from past episodes as a Canadian Thanksgiving special and then Going back to see do the story still hold up. Are they still weird? Is it all still a real thing? Did it really happen? Will we be disgraced by reporting something that was completely fake at the time so far so good The next one is how fast can you this one doesn't hold up you guys spoiler alert? How fast can you drink are you ready to set a world record a German man shattered the this is from April? 21st of this year when the German fellow shattered the Capri Sun speed drinking world record 10 .41 seconds finished an entire Capri Sun drink. These are the ones where if you don't have Capri Sun where you're at it's a Bag of drink and you stab it with that pointy straw and you drink the thing Well, that was a nice record while it lasted but just last week We talked about the fellow who now has a Capri Sun speed drinking record of under 10 seconds Eight point something seconds to finish an entire Capri Sun So this story does not hold up from April to last week It was a record but now there's a new champ in town 10 next up from April 28th of 2023 Nudists will feel naked and exposed if cable car over nude beach goes ahead This was a story we had in April from Vienna Where there was a plan for a cable car route to pass over a beach frequented by nudists and it was not a popular thing amongst the nudists a Nudist named Barbara was quoted in the story I don't want to end up on the internet 72 year old Barbara said The developer said the cable car will pass over the beach for hardly any time at all The cable car windows could be the kind that switch to non see -through when the cable car gets close to the beach Anyway, that was the story in April. How does this one hold up at the time? I remember I was like everyone calm down. Keep your pants on nudists. I was very proud of that joke I remember so does it hold up? The last thing I can find about this is from a blogger who says in their blog post not sure if it's a sure thing yet or still in the Possibly could happen stage. So there's not a lot yet. I mean these projects sometimes they take a while You got to get approval. You got to get money all of that and then you got to calm down the nudists There's a lot happening behind the scenes no doubt, but there's not a lot of follow -up yet on this one I've found some video of non nude variety and I will post that in the updated show notes a Weekly countdown of Weirdy McWeird stuff This is the what a weird week show 10 next is from May 5th of 2023 Our number 10 that episode was freaky foot world record. Do not attempt This was about the lady named Kelsey who said a Guinness World Record for her freaky footwork Basically, she can point one foot forwards and the other foot backwards Kelsey is a librarian from New Mexico. Her official world record is most foot rotation for a female She discovered this world record ability at her library when the new Guinness Book of World Records came out She's flipping through she saw the foot record in there and she was like, I wonder if I could do that She did and she could get more Flexibility or more whatever She could be going in both directions more. So however you word it. I'm not sure anyway, this story holds up this one is still a Guinness World Record and Please if you're going to attempt it stretch consult a physician I just feel like you could try this one Maybe you're having a couple of wobbly pops or something at a Canadian Thanksgiving party this weekend And you're like, I'm gonna try that world record and you haven't warmed up enough or whatever Maybe your feet would stick that way. How are you gonna get around now? Please do not attempt 10 next number 10 was from May 12 2023. How excited are you about printed fish? That was our headline from May the company in Israel has 3d printed fish It's not meal ready fish you print it out and then you have to cook it fish fillet they start with lab -grown grouper fish and They turn that into some sort of edible filament for a 3d food printer That was kind of how I described it at the time I you know, it's oversimplification But you get the picture lab -grown printable fish could save the environment could save real fish could save all of us Like the other lab -grown meats they're trying to get enough food for everyone Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone all of the humans had enough to eat that would be good, right? They said they wanted this to be available for purchase next year at the time. I described it as white goo It looks like white goo. I stand by that. It does look like white goo and how does it taste? Well, unfortunately our website when you click our show notes, we do not have that capability I know I should be upgrading to Squarespace. I get it. But right now our show notes blog Does not have lick the screen capabilities so that you can taste what the printable fish would taste like So is this story fishy or does it hold up? I say it holds up I mean, we're still at the place where they're trying to get regulatory approval get through all the hoops You got to jump through and then by the end of 2024, they hope to have it available You know, you could have it on your plate by next year. That's where we're at with this one So I say it holds up. I've been voting all of these hold up haven't I mostly Maybe I'm biased Recapping the weird ones from this week's news. This is what a weird week 10 if you're just jumping in at this point, this is the what a weird week show Thanksgiving special for Canadian Thanksgiving We're doing 10 10s 10 former number 10 stories and then we're doing follow -ups do the stories hold up This is from May 19th 2023 the Gator that fooled us all This happened on Treasure Island on the Gulf Coast Police on Night Beach Patrol were surprised by a tricky Gator a biggie from their Facebook post Look at the size of that Gator one of our officers tried rounding up on Treasure Island Beach last night It was an incredibly realistic sand sculpture That's it. That's what we had for a number 10. Well, this story doesn't hold up I mean we've had weirder stories than this weirder things have happened to you on your way to work this morning probably, right? last recap week This is where we recap last week It's right there in the title and this episode from last week is still up if you want to check it out if you didn't have a chance show notes dot page to Find previous episodes and all the show notes and all the links number 10 last week Tinder's very expensive option makes news. I kept saying $4 .99 and made it sound like it was five bucks a month It's five hundred bucks a month I think we made it clear by the end of that story But there's a lot of money for tinder or is it? I don't know I'm married number nine last week Wiener mobile rides again number eight was dogs go to human movie world reacts number seven flock of sheep steals 600 pounds of marijuana plants Number six was Guinness World Record for ten -year -old makes many of us feel inadequate Number five was message in a bottle sweepstakes makes news number four last week guy drinks Capri Sun brand beverage very fast sets new world record 8 .02 seconds number three drug that can grow new teeth was in the news Number two last week dog from Canada sets sock removal record I had a hard time getting through that one last week We had an honorable mention last week spongebob mac and cheese is a triumph of the human spirit and number one last week the lady Who got stuck in the toilet lady stuck in toilet makes news retrieves? Watch a few of you sent notes saying I should have had that outhouse story at number two in the number two spot The lady in the watch in the outhouse. It should have been number two. You're absolutely right. Well played You Welcome back to the what a weird week show our final number 10 of this all 10 special is 10 from May 26 2023 people reminded to wear clothes for driver's license photo in Georgia now in the state of Georgia in the USA You can get a digital driver's license as part of the apply process when the story came out You have to send them a photo and at the time the Georgia Department of Driver Services Posted on their Facebook attention lovely people of the digital era Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your digital driver's license and IDs Let's raise our virtual glasses and toast to the future Cheers to technology until I would say that story holds up until they allow naked driver's license. How about that? And that's a wrap on our special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year the lasting tenacity of weird Cannot be understated. I don't know am I wrong. It seems to me like most of those stories hold up And so we'll wrap there the special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend Canadian Thanksgiving have a weird and wonderful.
A highlight from Introducing: History Daily
"Hello, my friends. This is Professor Greg Jackson, and today I am most pleased to bring you a little off -week treat. The tale of the Zimmerman Telegram, as told by the prolific history podcaster, the not one and only, and definitely not a U .S. Senator, Lindsey Graham. As many of you know, Lindsey is a dear friend of mine. He is the host of several podcasts, such as American History Tellers, American Scandal, American Elections Wicked Game, and the particularly brilliant historical audio drama, 1865. His company, Airship, does HTDS's sound design, and we have had many a long conversation about history, podcasting, presentation, you name it. All of which I credit to my growth as a podcaster. Well, all that to say, Lindsey also hosts History Daily, a podcast that delivers a relatively short episode every weekday, whose topic is always a meaningful historical event that happened on that precise date, be it a few years or a century ago. It's a wonderful way to make what might feel like just another ordinary day come to life as you learn about significant events on their anniversaries. For today's taste of History Daily, though, I'm letting the actual date slide to bring you a World War I related topic, the Zimmerman Telegram. I hardly have to tell you about its significance since we learned about it here on HTDS, but I hope you enjoyed Lindsey's telling in an episode dedicated solely to that event. And if you do enjoy it, be sure to check out History Daily wherever you get your podcasts. Here we go. It's a foggy early morning on August 26, 1914, just one month into World War I. A German cruiser cuts through the Baltic Sea, laying mines near the entry to the Gulf of Finland. The SMS Magdeburg works under the cover of darkness, steaming along until it comes to a shuddering halt. On deck, the captain curses as the ship runs aground in the shallow waters off a nearby island. The captain directs his crew to start throwing any unnecessary equipment overboard. He's confident that if they can lighten the cruiser's load, it'll pull off the shoals. But despite their best efforts, the ship doesn't come free. So left with no choice, the captain orders his crew to start lowering the ship's dinghings. As the men prepare for evacuation, the captain's mind goes immediately to the most precious cargo on board, a set of three code books used to write and decipher German communications. Quickly, the captain orders a signalman to fetch the books. But as he awaits the crew members' return, he gazes out at the horizon. A break develops in the fog, and the captain sees two unfamiliar vessels bearing down on his boat. As they draw closer, he recognizes them as Russian ships. As the enemy ships open fire on the Magdeburg, the captain rushes to locate the signalman he sent to retrieve the code books. When he finds them, the captain orders the signalman to take the books, row out to deep water, and throw them overboard. The captain looks on as the signalman boards a dinghy with code books in hand and is slowly lowered down. But before the boat can reach the water below, incoming Russian shells explode all around it. The captain looks on in horror as the signalman is struck and tumbles into the sea, the code books still clutched to his chest. After the brief encounter in the Baltic Sea, the Russians rescue drowning German sailors and the bodies of those that cannot be saved. And when they drag aboard one body, still clasped within the dead man's arms, will be the invaluable keys to Germany's communications system. The Russians keep two of the three German code books they recovered from the SMS Magdeburg, but they pass the other onto the British government. They use it to establish a top -secret code -breaking operation. And armed with the code book, and others like it they will later seize, British intelligence is able to decipher most German messages. But no intercepted note will be as consequential as the Zimmerman Telegram, an inflammatory document that will persuade the United States to declare war on Germany after its contents are revealed to the U .S. government on February 24, 1917. Because I make more money when you go to a pharmacy I own. No one should stand between you and your medicine. Visit phrma .org slash middleman to learn more. Paid for by Pharma.
A highlight from Introducing: History Daily
"Hello, my friends. This is Professor Greg Jackson, and today I am most pleased to bring you a little off -week treat. The tale of the Zimmerman Telegram, as told by the prolific history podcaster, the not one and only, and definitely not a U .S. Senator, Lindsey Graham. As many of you know, Lindsey is a dear friend of mine. He is the host of several podcasts, such as American History Tellers, American Scandal, American Elections Wicked Game, and the particularly brilliant historical audio drama, 1865. His company, Airship, does HTDS's sound design, and we have had many a long conversation about history, podcasting, presentation, you name it. All of which I credit to my growth as a podcaster. Well, all that to say, Lindsey also hosts History Daily, a podcast that delivers a relatively short episode every weekday, whose topic is always a meaningful historical event that happened on that precise date, be it a few years or a century ago. It's a wonderful way to make what might feel like just another ordinary day come to life as you learn about significant events on their anniversaries. For today's taste of History Daily, though, I'm letting the actual date slide to bring you a World War I related topic, the Zimmerman Telegram. I hardly have to tell you about its significance since we learned about it here on HTDS, but I hope you enjoyed Lindsey's telling in an episode dedicated solely to that event. And if you do enjoy it, be sure to check out History Daily wherever you get your podcasts. Here we go. It's a foggy early morning on August 26, 1914, just one month into World War I. A German cruiser cuts through the Baltic Sea, laying mines near the entry to the Gulf of Finland. The SMS Magdeburg works under the cover of darkness, steaming along until it comes to a shuddering halt. On deck, the captain curses as the ship runs aground in the shallow waters off a nearby island.
Monitor Show 00:00 09-27-2023 00:00
"Interactive brokers clients earn up to USD 4 .83 % on their uninvested instantly available cash balances rates subject to change visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more the full conversation on the latest edition of the masters in business podcast subscribe on Apple Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts plus listen anytime on the casting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act this is Bloomberg radio this is Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East and Africa our top stories we got a Bloomberg Evergrande exclusive billionaire chairman has been placed under Chinese police control it adds to questions over the fate of the company after back -to -back setbacks to its restructuring efforts also had Tesla turning out to be the biggest target of European Union investigators as a likely beneficiary of Chinese government subsidies shares fell in the US session and United Arab Emirates considering a system that will allow visa -free travel for Gulf residents the nation's latest bid to boost tourism after easing societal restrictions it is just going 8 a .m. across the Emirates 7 a .m.
Monitor Show 07:00 09-25-2023 07:00
"Today, ophthalmology residents use Fundamental VR and Orbis International's virtual training tool to practice surgeries. Dr. Renee Badrow says, with Fundamental VR, I can virtually practice cataract surgeries over and over in the metaverse. More training hours in the metaverse means increased access to quality care for patients in need. These are the ways surgeons are using the metaverse today. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. The rate sets the problem. It's the adjustment. What's going on in market is quite different to what's going on in the real economy. The economic soft landing narrative is definitely being challenged. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz. Good morning, everyone. Bloomberg Surveillance on radio and television. Jonathan Farrow, Lisa Bramowitz and Tom Kean. John Farrow on assignment after a two to two draw at Arsenal Tottenham. I watched the highlights. I did too, actually. I was trying to make sure I kept up. Very good. Farrow recovering from that. We hope to see him maybe tomorrow because the Gulf Stream's over here. So you know, I think maybe Wednesday. Okay, hold on. Let's just make this real clear right here. I do not take a Gulf Stream or a private plane because people have actually stopped me and said, why are you not on a private plane? I know, they stopped me too. I have never taken a private plane before in my life, but carry on. I was stopped and he threw about Lisa on the Gulf Stream and said, well, the Bombardier we're looking at, but we just don't think we can pull that off. Future's a negative one Dow. Future's negative 14. You're waking up on a Monday to a changed world. Bramo nails it with a quinfecta idea of five or things in a swirl. Let's go to something we haven't talked about yet with a real yield up near new highs, new generational highs, 2 .11 percent. China, the developers, that story unravels to the point, I think I can say there's no bid in the market because there's no market.
A highlight from Fred Thiel Interview - Sovereign Wealth Funds Investing in Bitcoin & Bitcoin Mining - Marathon Digital Holdings
"At five, six hundred billion dollars of total market cap for Bitcoin, if you include all the Bitcoin that have been produced today, a sovereign who wants to go park fifty billion dollars because they happen to have a five trillion dollar set of assets in their overall portfolio, that would have a huge impact on the price of Bitcoin. INTRO This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and fintech companies. Some of the crypto companies you may recognize include Circle, Ripple, Chainalysis, Ledger, Dapper Labs, and many more. If you'd like to learn more about Link2, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Fred Thiel, who is the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings. Fred, it's great to have you back on the show. Great to be here. Fred, we last spoke about two years ago. I'm excited to hear the latest updates around Marathon Digital. I'm excited about the boom in Bitcoin mining in the United States. And Marathon is certainly one of the leading miners. Tell us what's new with Marathon. Well, compared to two years ago, we've grown a lot. We're now with over 23 exit hash of installed capacity, about 19 exit hash operating, just waiting to turn on our Garden City site, which should be any day here. And we've also expanded internationally. So we now have a 250 megawatt installation in Abu Dhabi, 50 megawatts of which is up and operational. That's all immersion. It's the first site that we've designed, inspect, built and operate ourselves fully. So that's very unique conditions. It's the middle of the desert and next to the Persian Gulf. So it's very hot, very humid conditions. But we have this great relationship with the local grid operators that allows them to balance the grid using our Bitcoin mining, which they love at the moment, which is great. And that site should be fully operational by the end of this year. And then we've recently announced some additional machine orders. So we'll be growing our capacity to around 30 exit hash in the near to mid future. So we're very happy with that. Another thing, we announced a week ago that we were going to essentially redeem about $417 million worth of our debt for equity, which will put our balance sheet in a really strong place. We'll end up with a little over $300 million of debt with over $400 million of liquidity between cash and Bitcoin. And coming into the having, we think it's really important to have a strong balance sheet with no short term debt and a position to take advantage of whatever opportunities arise. Yeah, that's exciting. And I'm curious about the Abu Dhabi location. Was it more of a, let's say, friendliness to Bitcoin mining in addition to, let's say, low energy costs? But also, it seems in the Middle East, there's more opening up to crypto in general. What was the strategy behind positioning yourselves there? core So the desire was a couple of things. One, balance the grid, because in the summertime, they use four gigawatts of power. In the winter, it's only one gigawatt. So it's a huge asymmetry in the power need. And they had just put online a new five gigawatt nuclear power plant. And so they have this excess power. So what do you do when you have excess power? Well, you find a customer for it. And Bitcoin mining obviously being an easy customer to use because we have the ability to be an interruptible load, which for their needs is perfect because in the summer, they don't need four gigawatts all day long. They only need it in certain times of the afternoon and evening. And so where initially they were going to consider longer curtailment periods, they're actually doing it in very short increments now. It's working so well that they're looking to automate that whole process, which will be great because we're ready for that automation.
A highlight from And the Virgins Name was Mary St. Bernard of Clairvaux from the Office of Readings Discerning Hearts Podcast
"From the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Rite, from the Office of Readings, from the Homilies of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, on the Glories of the Virgin Mother. And the Virgin's name was Mary. Let us speak a little about this name, which is said to mean star of the sea, and which so well befits the Virgin Mother. Rightly she is likened to a star, as a star emits a ray without being dimmed. So the Virgin brought forth her son without receiving any injury. The ray takes naught from the brightness of the star, nor the sun from his mother's virginal integrity. This is the noble star risen out of Jacob, whose ray illumines the whole world, whose splendor shines in the heavens, penetrates the whole earth, gives warmth rather to souls than to bodies, cherishing virtues, withering vices. Mary is that bright and incomparable star, whom we need to see raised above this vast sea, shining by her merits, and giving us light by her example. All of you who see yourselves amid the tides of the world, tossed by storms and tempests rather than walking on the land, do not turn your eyes away from this shining star, unless you want to be overwhelmed by the hurricane. If temptation, storms, or you fall upon the rocks of tribulation, look to the star, the call upon Mary. You are tossed by the waves of pride or ambition, detraction or envy. Look to the star, call upon Mary. If anger or avarice or the desires of the flesh dash against the ship of your soul, turn your eyes to Mary. If troubled by the enormity of your crimes, ashamed of your guilty conscience, terrified by dread of the judgment, you begin to sink into the gulf of sadness or the abyss of despair. Think of Mary. In dangers, in anguish, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let her name be ever on your lips, ever in your heart, and the better to obtain the help of her prayers, imitate the example of her life. Follow her, you do not stray. Invoking her, you do not despair. Thinking of her, you do not wander. Uphold by her, you do not fall. Shielded by her, you do not fear. Guided by her, you do not grow weary. Favored by her, you reach the goal. And thus you experience in yourself, how good is that saying. And the Virgin's name was Mary. Let us pray. Almighty God, we rejoice in the name and protection of the most holy Virgin Mary. By her motherly prayer, grant that your faithful may be delivered from evil on earth. May they be led to eternal joys in heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. God, forever and ever. Amen. Amen.
A highlight from Dennis & Julie: Deep Is Out
"Hello, Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman, the Dennis and Julie Podcast. Shalom. Do you know, just want you to know, how times, many I would say virtually every trip I make around the country, people come over and say they enjoy the podcast. And sometimes I even when they say, and I really love Julie, I have them record the message and then send it to you. You know, someone wrote to me and they said, I recently met Dennis at a speech and he recorded me giving you, Julie, a message. Did you get it? And I knew exactly who it was. And I said, yes. It's very, it's so sweet. I want you to get it. And I'll save them. Oh, how could you not? So I came up immediately. My dear listener, viewer, Julie does not have a clue as to what I'm going to open with. And you never do. That's true. And you could have been the opener. It could very well have been you. And I didn't even have this in mind until five minutes ago. Oh no. Yeah. Oh no is an appropriate response. I think I know what it's about. Now you do. Now I think you do because I affirmed, oh no. It's a very interesting question, actually. I'm going to pose it on my male, female hour. So I told Julie about 10 minutes ago, she really looked good. And reaction her was, what was it? I'm kind. Yes. Right. Kind. In other words, out of my mind, but kind. Is that essentially - It was, I thought it was, it was very sweet of you to say. Right. I know that. I know you thought that. But that is why you think I said it, not because it's true. Well, you heard blind. I did hear blind. And I actually thought that was better. Okay. So this is a very interesting question. There are aspects of men that women cannot understand. And there are aspects of women that men cannot understand. I think I have a better chance of understanding this about women than male sexuality, for example, is understandable to women. It's just, you take our word for it, but it's not what I'm saying. But I'm not going to get into that. Do you know any women your age? And you know some attractive girls. Many. I've met them. I met some. Do any of them think they're good looking? I don't know. We don't talk about it. We never talk about it, actually. That's okay. So let me think. Obviously, men don't talk to each other about the good looking. Talk about whether girls are good looking. Yes, that's correct. But given, see, now you've put me on another track. I'm going to come back to my track, but I want to talk about that for a second. Given how important looks is to most females, and the assumption is you're really close with your girlfriends, why would that not be a subject? Sometimes my friends will say, oh gosh, I have to work out. I have to lose weight. Or they'll say, I really need to go shopping for work clothes. So we'll talk about vanity in that aspect, but we won't talk about whether we find ourselves attractive. I would find that to be a weird conversation. It's just I've never said to my friend, hey, do you find yourself to be attractive? I compliment my friends all the time, and they compliment me. Yeah, but you all think it's just to be nice. Yes, well, and that's not unfounded, because we've discussed this on the show. In the United States, a common form of greeting is, how are you? And you really don't care how the person is. You're really not asking how are you. It's a way of saying hello. In Arabic, they do peace be upon you, upon you be peace. We don't really have that. In Russia, they say be healthy. In the United States, we don't have that counterpart. So we do this like, how are you? Good. How are you? There's a counterpart with women. It's, oh, you look so cute. Oh, my God, love that dress. Oh, my God, love your dress. No, you look so cute. And then you move on. So I hear that a lot between women. Does the woman receiving the statement believe it? No, no, because... Oh, that's in... See, this is news to me. Well, wow. And I don't mean that's... It's very interesting that that's news to you, it's really in the realm of how are you? Oh, I think it's actually worse. I think it's more disingenuous because... Yeah, you're right, because they're not saying anything about the person. They're asking, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I'm really blown away. I'm blown away that you're blown away. No, no, fair. It just shows the gulf between understanding of the two sexes. Right. So I hear this all the time because I'm at so many events where I speak, you know, banquets, let's say. Yeah. And so, oh, my God, I... You look so terrific in that dress or that dress is so... You will say that. No, no, not me. Oh, you'll hear others. I'll be arrested. But I would, but... Yeah, you would. Yeah, you know, of course I would. But that was a joke. I'd be arrested. Somebody else would be arrested. No, so when Woman A says this to Woman B, Woman B does not believe Woman A means it? It depends on how it's said, but most of the time, Woman B does not believe Woman A. Okay, so then tell me, how could there be truth to the commonly stated sentiment? You'll add really, or you'll kind of say it... Wait, how can there be truth? I want to finish this. How can there be truth to the commonly stated sentiment that women dress for women? I don't understand. Yes, if women dress for women, then they must care what the other woman thinks about how she looks. They do. Then why do you say that she doesn't believe, Woman B doesn't believe Woman A? Because it's so commonly said. It's like, how are you? Like women, and I even noticed that I do this, and I try, in everything that I say and do, to be genuine and truthful. And I even find myself, because it's such a female thing, that when you see a woman, I go, oh my, you look so pretty. And then I'm thinking, and by the way, it's not that I necessarily think they don't look pretty, but I'm thinking, was I actually struck by their beauty? Or was I struck by that top? Or am I just saying it because that's what women say? And most of the time, it falls into the second category. I'm just saying it. So it's both true that women dress for women, and that women don't believe when another woman compliments them, because these compliments are thrown around so frivolously.
Mark Levin: Remove Any Republican Who Is Against Biden Impeachment
"Show hosts refused to involved get in campaigns. I changed all that with a tea party over ten ago years and even before where I got involved in a lot of campaigns. Ted Cruz, Rubio, Marco Mike Lee I can begin to remember everybody. Although Rubio doesn't talk to me anymore. I have no idea why these people do what they do. I don't know. I'm Maybe too hot. I don't mean that way I mean this way. Alright but that's not what I want to get into by and the way in Florida I mean the Gulf Coast got whacked not long ago getting whacked again starting tomorrow morning. It's so nerve I understand that and so you're going to see the leadership capabilities yet again of DeSantis. Not talking, not the gift of gap. I've had to turn a phrase but you're going to see this guy he's just is he what he is. He grabs things by the horns and he wrestles them to get them. Let's get moving here. I want something to read to you because I doubt you've heard most of this.
A highlight from The Necessity of God's Word (Part 2)
"Do you understand the magnitude and significance of the effort that we are part of when we engage in taking the Gospel to unbelievers? Find out much more on today's edition of Encounter God's Truth. We go back to Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia to hear the closing portion of a lesson on The Necessity of God's Word and our series on biblical apologetics. I'm Wayne Shepard and our Bible teacher is Dr. John Whitcomb. We've been learning together from this classic series on apologetics and today's program brings us to the finish. As fall approaches and so many head back to school, how appropriate it is that we focus on the energy that scripture has to impact our hearts and minds with God's eternal truth. As Dr. Whitcomb demonstrates, it's more formidable than the greatest human intellect and even more powerful than seeing a miracle. Let's go back to Appalachian Bible College now and hear the conclusion of this message, The Necessity of God's Word. We begin by reviewing 2 Corinthians chapter 2. Who is sufficient for these things? My friends, we're in an infinite operation here that determines the eternal destiny of human beings in heaven or hell. Who's sufficient for these things? For we are not as many which corrupt the Word of God of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. Now friends, we can just begin to realize the magnitude of God's plan here in form of a little chart. I hope this will be of some help to you as it has to me from time to time. Over here we have symbolized the unbeliever with a darkened heart that doesn't have cleansing and purifying and forgiveness and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, the unbeliever. And notice that he is surrounded by an impenetrable barrier to any outside finite pressure. It's called his sinful nature. And over here we've tried to depict the believer whose heart has been cleansed by the Holy Spirit based on the merits of Jesus Christ. And the believer may fall into the serious temptation of trying to win the unbeliever on a horizontal basis, namely just provide Christian evidences to penetrate that heart through logic and philosophy and history and science. And by the way, all these arguments that we've talked about through archaeology and history and logic, I mean there are hundreds and hundreds of evidences that show that the Bible has got to be supernatural in origin. But the amazing thing we discover is that no matter how powerful the arguments are in the realm of creation and prophecy and so forth, they cannot penetrate that heart. They cannot get through to that heart. Well then what's the answer? What's the approach? God says you have... Now this is very illogical from a human standpoint. God says you have to approach the unbeliever through the third heaven. You have to go this way, through prayer, faith and obedience in relation to God on the basis of Hebrews 4 -12, the word of God, not my word or your word. The word of God is living, powerful, sharper than a two -edged sword, piercing even to the dividing center of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart and neither is any creature that is not naked and open before the eyes of him with whom he have to... God knows that person infinitely. He knows what can reach that person, namely his precious word alone. That's one of the hardest lessons I've ever had to learn. Well all the things, Lord, that I've learned about how we know the Bible is true, why can't I use those arguments, those evidences? Well friends, let's stop and think for a moment. As the word of God penetrates into that unbeliever, something of infinite power has reached his heart. Now just think of the evidences Jesus If provided. you think our evidences can be effective, and they can be, and that's a whole subject of its own, think of the evidences Jesus himself gave. Stupendous sign miracles, hundreds of them. In fact, someone has suggested that every sick, crippled, leprous person in Israel, by the time Jesus' ministry was finished, was healed. Thousands of people, it says that over and over, year after year, thousands of people can heal them all, heal them all. And I say, well Lord, I should think that the whole nation then would have turned to him. Why, on one occasion, friends with a boy's lunch, he fed 5 ,000 men plus their families with food left over. And they said, they all agreed, this is John 6, let's make him king. I mean, anyone who can feed everybody for nothing supernaturally is our candidate for king. Then he began telling them about himself and who he was and that they had to believe in him on the basis of his substitutionary atoning death. And guess what happened at the end of chapter 6? They all left him. You say, that's absurd. Haven't they seen sign miracles? Yes. Miracles like the like of which had never been seen before in the history of the world? Yes. And Jesus turned to the twelve and said, are you going to believe me too? And one of them finally spoke up, of course, Peter, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. Right. That's the difference. But even one of them was a doubter, Thomas, and another one was demon possessed, namely Judas. That helps me to understand what the miracles were for. Why Jesus, friends, said, an evil, adulterous nation demands signs and no sign will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah, namely, as he was three days and nights in the belly of the great fish, so the son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. In other words, his bodily resurrection is his final proof to the whole human race of who he is. The sign miracles, may I say it this way, were almost totally ineffective and worthless to convert anybody ever in Israel. That wasn't their function. It was simply to do what? To attract attention to himself as the God appointed Messiah and King of Israel so that they could then hear his message and then their response to the message would determine their eternal destiny. This is an awesome thing to think about. Now, I almost hate to read this chapter. With fear and trembling, I ask you to turn to Luke 16. This is absolutely awesome. The rich man in Hades. Luke 16, beginning with verse 19. There was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus which was laid at his gate full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. Would you kindly agree with me he was in desperate condition. He had nothing of this world's goods. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. That means the place of blessing, the place of the faithful in what at that time was called paradise, the upper Sheol Hades where believers went when they died. And the rich man also died and was buried and in hell or Hades, the lower Sheol Hades, he lifted up his eyes being in torment and seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom in close fellowship with him. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue for I am tormented in this flame. That is the situation now of every unbeliever who's ever died. I just, I'm staggered by this. And Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receiveth thy good things and likewise Lazarus evil things but now he is comforted and thou art tormented and besides all this between us and you there's a great gulf fixed so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot, Lazarus can't get to you, sorry, neither can they pass to us that would come from thence and other you can't come here either. And then he said, I pray thee therefore, Father, that rich man in Hades and torment said to Abraham, Father, that thou would ascend into my brother's house. I have a plan. I want you to reach my living brothers by sign miracles. Now this would impress some people today because we are harassed in every direction by people who are committed to sign miracle ministries to change the hearts of people by spectacular things that they can see. Now watch the response of God through Abraham. I have five brethren that he may testify to them lest they also come into this place of torment. In other words, would you please send Lazarus, the beggar, back to the realm of the living because my five brothers often came to my mansion and saw this beggar by the door and they'd recognize him when they see him. Please send him back to the realm of the living. And I mean, think of this as an evangelistic program. He could go from house to house, knock on the doors of my brothers and say, I am back from the dead. I saw your dead brother in Hades in torment. Do you think that would get their attention? How do you like that for a sign miracle Look ministry? at God's response through Abraham. Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them. They have the Bible. They have the Old Testament scripture. They have the infallible and errant self -authenticating word of God. In other words, that's what they need is Now, this is why he was where he was. Listen to how he despises God's word. Do you catch this? He said, nay, Father Abraham. In other words, who cares about the Bible? Old wives fabled stories for children maybe, but not for my brothers. You don't understand, sir, they're intellectuals. They're scientists. They don't accept stories supposedly from God. They want to see something that's empirical, tangible, self -evident and thus convincing. Nay, Father Abraham, but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. That's what they need, a sign miracle. Hmm. And here's how it ends, folks. And he said unto him, Abraham said to the rich man, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead. Really? Well, that's what happened when Jesus arose from the dead. The whole story of the book of Acts is that in spite of the fact that Jesus Christ fulfilled his promise, he said, you destroy this temple and in three days I'll raise it again. And he did and rose from the dead. And the apostles preached the resurrection of Jesus and the scribes and the Pharisees hated the message and threatened and tormented God's servants for mentioning resurrection, even of Jesus. Oh yes, friends, even if one rises from the dead, they will not repent. You know what Jesus did for his friend Lazarus one day in Bethany? He raised him from the dead. Lazarus, come forth. I'm very impressed by what happened, aren't you? Immediately, the corpse stood at the entrance of the tomb and he said, loose him and let him go. He's fine. He's alive. Probably felt better than he had in his previous life. He didn't have to be dragged out half dead for recuperation. Don't you think all the scribes and Pharisees and Sadducees would have just swamped the whole, I mean, that settles it. We believe. Read what happened next. The enemies of Jesus got together and made a decision. Just for that, we're going to kill Lazarus and Jesus. Hmm, that doesn't sound intelligent. Well, that's the problem because the mind of man, which is an aspect of the soul, heart, spirit of man in his sinfulness, his darkness cannot function intelligently. Only the spirit of God can bring us reason to see God's realities as they really are. And I say, well, Lord, I just didn't know it was this bad. I just desperately need your help then to accomplish what is otherwise impossible. Help me to preach the word faithfully, clearly, completely, without compromise, graciously, patiently, in season, out of season, love people, whether they receive me, accept me, appreciate me or not, because the word of God has infinite power. I don't. He has it. He alone has it. Now, friends, there is a way in which Christian evidences can be used. I just want to be very careful here not to disparage the things that God has given us in the way of evidences. Let's take a look. The low value of Christian evidences, among other methods, shall by this all men, unsaved men who lack spiritual discernment to understand scripture, by this, Jesus said, shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another, John 13, 35. So the ultimate models for mutual Christian love in a godless world must be the Christian home and the local church. Now, think carefully of that statement, Jesus, that's the greatest of Christian evidences. When you go forth to a mission field, whether it's New Zealand or wherever, something you can do under God is undeniable and irresistible. And here it is. Demonstrate to the people to whom God sends you that you know what Christian love is in your relationship, husband and wife and parents and children and children to parents and hopefully other Christians and a little tiny microcosm of the Holy Spirit called a local church that God will plant there and the godless surrounding population sooner or later will have to see something they have never seen before and can't explain and can't duplicate. Christian love. Why, there are all kinds of evidences, friends, that are helpful, like maybe, you know, medical missions, helping people physically, that'll get their attention. Maybe hospitality, maybe English language courses in China or wherever, people almost do anything to learn English and you get them there and you demonstrate, you know, the things that they're interested in and show friendship. But you see, Jesus said, the greatest evidence we have that will really get people's attention is Christian love, one for another in the home and in a local church that God will plant here and there around the world. You see, friends, Jesus never said miracles will do the trick. He said to the apostles, you remember in John 14, the miracles that I've done you'll do also. And they did, they raised the dead, I mean Peter and Paul, I mean amazing sign miracles they did in the early church, book of Acts. But do you know what else he said, friends? Greater works than these shall you do because I go to my Father. And what are the greater works? Preaching the gospel, which when believed brings eternal life instantly. But the sign miracles Jesus performed never saved anybody. Did you know that? They were spectacular, they were undeniable. But every person Jesus healed got sick again anyway and died, every one of them. He didn't permanently solve anybody's problem physically. He fed 5 ,000 the next day they were all hungry again. Didn't solve their hunger problem. But Jesus said, because I'm going to my Father in heaven and send the Holy Spirit and create the church and grant unto you the scriptures, you will have the capacity under God to mastermind this book and make it known to people and you'll see greater works. I mean Peter the apostle, folks, preached one sermon and 3 ,000 men were saved in one day and saved forever. Vastly greater miracle than healing the sick and walking on water, which Peter also did. Don't try that, by the way, unless Jesus does to you what he did to him, namely says come. Don't try that. I have been fascinated, obsessed I guess is the word, with the mentality today that you have to have intellectual brilliance and you have to have spectacular miracles to attract anybody and to have any credibility as a member, as a representative of God. I've done a little booklet in fact that's out there and maybe have helped you. Does God want Christians to perform miracles today? No. In fact, you know what would happen? It'd be a regression. It'd be a step, giant step backwards because we'd be going back to the lower foundation of the church in the apostolic era before the superstructure was built on a completed scripture. In those days it was a unique way for God to give the apostles opportunity to attract attention, but now friends we have something they didn't have, the completed Bible. God says you master this book and sooner or later one way or another you follow my guidelines and instruction and you mastermind the basics of evangelism and church planning and missions and witness and you will have infinite power from above through this book that pierces even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit. And I say Lord, I desperately need your help. This book friend is so powerful that even when you preach it without love it'll change people forever. Did you know that? Paul tells us in Philippians 1 there are other people here in Rome that are offended by my being here and they don't like me and they don't appreciate me but they are preaching the truth and I will rejoice in it and I will continue to rejoice because even without love which is often the way we preach like on a radio station you never even see the people or hand out a tract and you see the people disappear you never see them again. Even under those situations the word of God has infinite power. Let me tell you a man who preached the word without love, Jonah. He hated every minute of his ministry. He said God why didn't you destroy these people? That wasn't a loving approach to missions. But you know what he did? He preached the word and the whole city repented and Jesus said it wasn't fakie either. He said Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah and will rise up in the last generation and condemn this generation. I mean he must have preached more than just judgment. He must have said something about God. It's my opinion. The whole city repented even though he hated every one of them in Nineveh. But that's why God says preach the truth as we were reminded this morning. Preach the truth in love and you'll have even more effect. Yes, but whatever you do folks, hold on, preach the truth. That's the point. That's the power, the truth and hopefully it's done in love and graciously and prayerfully and patiently but whatever you do and whatever your motive and whatever the circumstances, preach the word. And I say thank you Lord, that settles it. I think I'll be a Bible believing Christian and a Bible believing teacher and I want to honor Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit who presented this book to us because that's an irresistible force. Even in a world dominated by what? Satan, millions of demons, billions of depraved people and even mice in nature. God says watch me. I have a special weapon, an instrument I'm putting into your hand and your mind and heart. Watch what I can do almost in spite of you for my glory through my word. Father in heaven, I just stand amazed at how you operate. Everything sooner or later will be for your glory or it will disappear. Help me to examine there for my own ministry. The church could be raptured to heaven and I and all of us will be confronted by the Lord Jesus with eyes like a flame of fire searching us, examining us to see whether we really have done the work of God in a godly way, in obedience, in faithfulness for his glory. Help me to be ready at any moment to give an account to you dear Father because that's why you sent me not to gain glory for myself or any of us as teachers and proclaimers of the truth but to glorify the Savior apart from whom we're lost forever and the blessed Holy Spirit who gave us this precious book. May ABC father stand brightly in a darkening world as a true reflector of the light of Jesus Christ until he comes I pray in his glorious name for his sake. Amen. If God's word has made an impact on you today we'd love to hear about it. Just leave us a comment at facebook .com slash Whitcomb Ministries where there's always something to encourage you. You can also find lots more on the subject of apologetics at sermonaudio .com slash Whitcomb. Find that page from our website WhitcombMinistries .org. You're listening to Encounter God's Truth from Whitcomb Ministries and we're grateful for the opportunity to emphasize week after week that God's word is true from the beginning to the end offering timeless truths for changing times. I'd like to close with a reading from Psalm 103. Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your iniquity who heals all your diseases who redeems your life from the pit who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. For everyone here at Encounter God's Truth I'm Wayne Shepherd praying for the Lord to fill this week ahead with much meaning and many blessings. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Hiring Veterans with Matthew J. Louis
"Matt Lewis is one of the nation's leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. His new book, Hiring Veterans, is up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now, your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Find out more at NavyFederal .org. Army veteran Matt Lewis, author of Hiring Veterans. Matt, welcome back to the show. Had you back in 2019 on the show. Talk about your first book. And your second book, Hiring Veterans, is coming out here real soon. This episode will release in September, so it's almost perfect timing for your book release. And your last time you were on was pre -COVID, now we're post -COVID, so we're both still here. Take us back. Tell us what you did in the Army. Yeah, Joe, first, appreciate it. I really enjoyed coming back on the show. And by the time this airs, the book Hiring Veterans will be published. It's due out on Labor Day of 2023 here. So again, just to kind of refresh people's minds, if they didn't listen to the episode a few years back, quick thumbnail sketch on who I am and my Army involvement there. I'm a West Point grad, class of 91, first Gulf War veteran, was in the Army as a tanker, an officer. Spent five years active duty, another 16 in the Reserves, and ultimately retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Did a number of things in the Reserves, working at the Pentagon for a while, serving as a recruiter more or less for West Point, my alma mater. Really enjoyed the time there. But that made for a couple transitions, one out of active duty and one that was a little less challenging in the Reserves because I'd been in the corporate world for quite a bit of time by then. So that's kind of the short story. And so as you transitioned out of the Army back then into the corporate world, what were some of the highlights of your transition, the good, the bad and the ugly? And you've learned a lot about transition because you're basically in the transition business at this point. So I'd like to hear what your initial transition was like. So I left, and this is ancient history for those coming out of the military today, but I left active duty in the mid 90s. These were the Clinton drawdown years. And because of that, that was part of my motivation for getting out. There wasn't, again, being part of the armored force. That branch was hit a bit disproportionately from some of the others. I didn't see a big future there at the time. So I used graduate school as my transition vehicle. It's still single digits in terms of veterans that choose higher education as their path. It worked for me. It doesn't work for everyone. And then I went from there on onto the corporate world. I was very purposeful about it because I had kind of put a plan in place a couple of years ahead of actually leaving active duty. So I did quite a bit of study, actually took some graduate level courses while I was still on active duty and purposely transitioned. But even so, that still left quite a struggle I faced in leaving. At the time, the support systems that exist today were nonexistent, pretty much. The Army, again, I'm an Army guy, had in place in its infancy a little program called Army Career Alumni Program, nothing like the SFL TAP or its various permutations today. It was administered literally within your last five days on active duty by those that, frankly, had just departed the service themselves, took the off green suit, came back in wearing a civilian suit the next day. So it was kind of an exercise in the blind leading the blind. So I kind of figured out myself. I'd assumed that was going to be the way anyway. And again, I was a little more proactive and purposeful about it. But that still didn't prevent the issues that a lot of us face. Yeah. And so your experience with corporate America and having the J .O .B., where did the interest in transition and hiring veterans and getting involved in the military transition come from? Yeah. So there's a couple of interwoven themes there. One would be just the focus on entrepreneurship. And we covered some of this ground on our last time together, whereby in spite of all the planning that I did, I was ultimately impacted by a couple of rifts over the course of my career. That alerted me to the fact that I need to have a plan B. And that ultimately came what is now Louis Advisors. It's well over a decade old now, but it oversees all of my publishing work, which is a good segue to the second theme around how I've kind of pivoted my personal journey, career journey, over the better part of the past decade, to focus on this core issue of eliminating the civil military divide in the country. And really what spurred my book efforts and what I'm doing now, having left the corporate world entirely as president of a little startup called Purepost. So just to outline how, one, my work is driven today and then maybe get into a bit of the rationale specifically on the book efforts. But I'm tackling this vision of eliminating the civil military divide in the country on three different fronts or in the military. We would call them lines of effort. The first on military side was the first book we talked about on my last appearance here several years back called Mission Transition. It's gone on to be the most awarded book of its kind. I'm proud to say it's a practical guide to help our service members find full employment, optimal career fields when they leave the military. But that's only half of the civil military divide. The other half is the civil side, and that's what hiring veterans is all about, which comes out on Labor Day. This is a practical guide for organizational leaders. I'll use that more agnostic term, whether it's for -profit, nonprofit, academic organizations, governmental organizations, they're all case studies in the book. A practical guide for them on how to put together programs to successfully assimilate members of the military community. Veterans, mill spouses, what have you. Even if you're successful with those two, there still exists in my mind, by my way of thinking, a lack of a warm handoff from an employment standpoint. Again, all of this is focused squarely on employment for reasons we can get into.
India-Russia Trade Relationship
"Hello friends, India and Russia to deepen trade and economic relations. Recently, India and Russia have agreed to deepen their trade and economic relations with Russia looking to increase machinery imports from India to improve the trade balance. The announcement of a potential free trade agreement, FTA, between India and Russia comes as the two countries are looking to further boost bilateral commercial ties. The FTA talks are significant in the context of economic relations between India and Russia. However, Western countries have called on India to distance itself from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister highlighted that road construction material and equipment, as well as chemicals and pharmaceutical products, are in high demand in Russia and he hopes this will create opportunities for Indian companies to increase their supplies to Russia. He liked the issue of payments in bilateral trade, which has deepened in the backdrop of Western sanctions on Russia. He also suggested that Russia would consider widening the use of national currencies and currencies of friendly countries. India has been keen on increasing the use of its rupee currency for trade with Russia. Indian Foreign Minister expressed hope that the FTA discussions would resume, saying that they had been disrupted due to the Covid -19 pandemic. He also highlighted the potential benefits of Russian technology for Indian businesses, while also addressing payment certification and logistics issues. The announcement of the FTA talks and the deepening of trade relations comes as India is also engaged in FTA discussions with Britain, the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Another Hurricane (MM #4543)
"The Minute Mason with Kevin Mason. My parents have lived in Florida for over 30 years now, and one of the many things I hate about them living in Florida is hurricanes. We dealt with hurricanes when we lived in Virginia Beach for me in high school and then later early in my radio career, so I know a thing or two about hurricanes. Probably not as much as my parents. They've lived on the Gulf Coast now for a long time, and I hate when I get the alerts. There's another hurricane in the Gulf because it could impact them. Looks like they're going to get a lot of rain with Hurricane Idalia. We'll see if they get lucky this time. They didn't last year. I know hurricane season is only supposed to last from June until November, but it seems like it's year round. I lose track. They've had so many hurricanes and so many severe hurricanes throughout the years on the Gulf Coast. But to make matters worse, my only aunt, she lives in Florida, as does her daughter and her family. And the only nephew on my family's side, he lives in Florida too. They live all over Florida, so I'm always tracking hurricanes. I wish I could encourage them all to move somewhere else, somewhere safe, but then again, most of them grew up in the Midwest. And if you don't have hurricanes, it's tornadoes. And I don't know which is worse.
"gulf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
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"gulf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Since the COVID-19 pandemic began three years ago, there have been ongoing questions about where the virus came from and how it first jumped from animals to humans. There are two main theories. There's the lab leak one the idea that the virus escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan. And then there is the zoonotic hypothesis. It's proponents argue that the virus jumped from animals to humans at a 50 market. This latter theory has led to cause for a crackdown on the trading of wild animals for meat. But even for the powerful Chinese Communist Party, that is easier said than done. It's been on again off again for many years. Ted plaska is a China correspondent at The Economist. They first attempted to crack down 20 years ago after the SARS epidemic that began in late 2000 and two and turned China upside down for much of 2003. After that, they implemented a ban on the consumption of wildlife. On all aspects of the wildlife industry, the transport, the raising, the farming, and within months under pressure from the wildlife industry lobby, which is quite powerful. Most of those bands were watered down or actually removed. An interesting article in The Wall Street Journal put it in August of 2003, civet cat and raccoon dogs are back on the menu in China. And so tell us a little bit more about this wildlife trade and just how influential it is. It's a large trade worth tens of billions of dollars and includes animals raised for meat, exotic animals like pangolins and snakes and alligators and raccoon dogs and civet cats. They're sold in markets that often sell a lot of fresh meat and seafood. These markets tend to be in big buildings, open plan, big space with dozens and dozens of stalls, organized by category. There's seafood and fresh meat, sometimes fruit and vegetable. And very often in one corner of these markets, as was the case in the Wuhan market, there is a wild animal section. And people go and buy sometimes live, sometimes slaughtered on the spot. And health examiners have been to the one in Wuhan in 2019. They actually observed cages, positioned sometimes with mammals atop cages holding birds, which is a very bad combination, mixing species is the way viruses mix and evolve and jump. So it's a very, very bad environment. After exotic animals, most likely the civet cat was identified as the source of the SARS infection. The provincial government in Guangdong province where the academic was most severe and the national government implemented bans and they put on these big strike hard operations. One was called operation green sword. They seized 30,000 exotic animals from markets and restaurants around the province. And then a national campaign called operation spring funder seized 900,000 animals, but a few months after all of that, the bands were lifted under influence from the wildlife industry lobby. So these operations didn't help. They did, but only for a short time. The industry came roaring back with very little extra regulation and it was worth something like 76 billion U.S. dollars by the end of 2017. In the time between SARS and COVID, there were a lot of very prominent people who issued very clear, very urgent warnings about the risk posed by this wildlife trade. One of the most famous heroic doctors from the SARS epidemic a man named Zhong nanshan gave a speech to China's parliament in 2010, warning that wildlife trade absolutely posed the risk of another pandemic along the lines of SARS and the director of the Wuhan virology lab. She's very widely known as the bat lady. Her name is Shi zhengli. She warned in 2018 that wild animal trade was definitely a risk and could certainly lead to a pandemic and she said the best way to avoid another pandemic is stay away from wild animals. Okay, so that was 2018, but this time around, have we seen as much resistance from the people involved in the wildlife trade? Yes, they're still very active when the wildlife trade was again identified as a possible origin of the COVID epidemic. China's top leader, Xi Jinping himself made public remarks saying that eating wildlife was a bad habit and posed risks and that it had to stop. But resistance remains strong. The industry still has a lot of influence. And it has actually sort of seized on the competing lab leak theory. The idea that the virus may have emerged not through a jump between animals, but through a lab accident, the wildlife industry has seized on that to argue that maybe they were not the cause of it and maybe they don't need such strict regulation. So it sounds like the wildlife trade is going to continue then. The struggle is on. They are struggling to resist regulation and bans, but China is in an odd spot. China has been so angry about anyone who suggested that a lab leak might be possible that they are left having to argue that it most definitely came from an animal in a market. Well, if that's the case, they need to get on top of that. They obviously failed to get on top of it, even after all the evidence from SARS 20 years ago and after all the warnings
"gulf" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Harnessed in order to expand their energy capacity. This plant, in the Icelandic mountains of henge, has a capacity of more than 300 megawatts. Making it one of the world's biggest geothermal power stations. Iceland generates all of its electricity from renewables and almost a third of that is geothermal. And almost 90% of homes are heated by geothermal energy as well. So it's possible that geothermal could be a viable alternative to dirtier fuels. Yet in many countries, even when the ground is capable of producing such power, this steamy potential just hasn't been tapped. In the United States, people have already been using geothermal energy in some capacity since the 18 hundreds, and actually Native American tribes were much longer. Hot Springs and geysers used to heat water, Erin Braun is a West Coast correspondent in the United States for The Economist. And then in the last few decades, America started using it for power production. And the country actually is the biggest generator of geothermal energy for power production in the world. But less than 1% of America's power generation comes from geothermal. Well, why hasn't it taken off until now? One big reason is that other forms of energy like fossil fuels and now wind and solar are much cheaper than geothermal, but the other big reason is that geothermal is limited by geography. It's very easy to generate heat from the earth, but that heat doesn't exist everywhere, super close to the surface. And for electricity generation, which needs much higher temperatures, we see a much more limited geography. So right now, basically, Nevada and California are the national leaders in geothermal generation, but we're starting to see much more interest across the west and across the country. So tell me how exactly does geothermal energy work? So the movement of tectonic plates has pushed up magma closer to the earth's surface. And we see a lot of plate boundaries in the western U.S., then you have these reservoirs of water that is heated by the earth that then pushes up the water towards the surface, is turned into steam and then can rotate a turbine. Geothermal energy is nearly emissions free and renewable. And the big pro to geothermal energy is that this kind of power production can be used anytime any day, no matter the weather, and so compared to other renewables like wind and solar that can't be used all the time. It's got this huge potential to be this massive base load. Energy source, so that's kind of like nuclear power, natural gas, hydropower that can be on whenever you need it. And so there's been a lot of discussion about how America's inflation reduction act could spur renewable energy development. Will geothermal see any of the benefits of that? It should, yeah, the inflation reduction act provides all kinds of production and investment incentives for all manner of green energy technology. And the big thing that the IRA provides is certainty. So these tax credits are for ten years and for a kind of nascent unproven technology, that provides more certainty than the industry has really ever seen before and actually the infrastructure law that was passed in 2021 is also helping to fund some startups, pilot projects as well. And the kind of best case scenario for what comes out of these tax credits is that the Department of Energy is hoping that geothermal can provide about 8 and a half percent of the U.S. is electricity generation by 2050. And if the Department of Energy is goal is to be reached, that means lots more pilot projects and actually a lot more drilling. Drilling. This sounds a lot more like fossil fuels than renewables. You're not wrong. So drilling for geothermal energy drilling for heat, basically, is very similar to drilling for oil and gas, which is why we see a lot of the oil majors and former oil and gas executives piling into the industry either with investment or jobs to run geothermal companies. I want to pivot into renewables. My group at Shell was actually the group when there was a geothermal project. We would do all of the cost estimating for the drilling the well. When I was reporting this story in Houston, I chatted with a former Shell executive, Cindy taff, who now runs sage geo systems, a geothermal startup. And over coffees at this Houston cafe, she told me kind of why she got into the industry and the challenges that it faces. Everywhere, you just have to drill to it. And then you have to figure out if you don't have that formation that produces that water, how to get the heat to the surface. So I just think when we crack that nut on how to, this is called hot dry rock. How you get hot dry rock to be cost competitive. Then it's just gonna take off. And Cindy's not alone, geothermal represents a huge opportunity for workers to transition out of fossil fuel jobs and into green jobs because of this skills overlap. But as with many things about the energy transition, there are a lot of roadblocks in the way. What kind of roadblocks are still in the way for geothermal energy? There are two big barriers preventing a kind of big scale up of geothermal. The first is cost that kind of upfront capital cost that comes with drilling exploration is huge. And so startups are really struggling to find the investment that they need and venture capital firms are proving a bit squeamish on that technology risk. And then the other big barrier is permitting the process that firms have to go through to get a project approved on federal land, which is where most geothermal resources are and right now the process is very tricky and can take a really long time. It might trigger up to 6 different environmental assessments and a study by the national renewable energy lab in Denver suggested that that process can take between 7 to ten years, which is just not a feasible timeline when we're talking about the needs of the energy transition. So yes, there are a lot of barriers to scaling up geothermal energy. But I did hear from a lot of folks that this could be the year that pilot projects start producing. And so if that happens, we might get a very clear indication very quickly whether geothermal is ready for prime time.
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"Some say it looks like you've both dedicated your careers to the girl scouts. So i guess rachel would start with you. You've been there over twenty years and you serve as ceo. Why don't you talk about. What led you to follow this career. Pound every amax question. A lot. Japan and That's an interesting story is the best way to put it dave. I'm actually from. I've been lafayette like a resident of lafayette. For probably the last twenty or so years right. But i am actually from the parish from the little small town can't even call it ac- the little small town of kaplan louisiana born and raised. That's a good. It's a great. How how it is. It's it was a beautiful place to grow up in that. I have some experiences That i think kids today don't necessarily have. And that's one of the things that i low about girl scouts. He's growing up kaplan. It was always all about the family In girl scouts for a lot of girls is it's it's a wider sort of. It's a reach out as a family that a lot of our kids don't have to be really takes a village and i grew up in a village that village was it was. It was the country. I really consider myself a country girl. Small rural town. Lots of opportunity. Gray great opportunity but i will be honest. It's probably thing that put me in the spot where i am today is. They're growing up as a young kid had a lot going for me. I was involved in so much. But when i graduated. I didn't have a clue of who i wanted to be. And if there are people who knew me back then they're probably listen to stick in. There is no way but it's true. I didn't have a clue and so did you. You graduated from kaplan. So i graduated from captain high and took a brave step. I did what. I always challenge. Every girl scout to do is go out and in and take a risk healthy risk because that is how we learn and for me it was. I'm going to go to the military. I'm gonna go figure out. I need some time. I need some space. I need a girl up. I need to see something bigger than kaplan louisiana and that led me to joining the army. My goodness yes. Yeah and as much as a challenge in it in a venture as that was. I still say it wasn't the thing that helped me to find my leadership voice to find out who i wanted to be a stayed in the military for about three years in germany. The majority of that time still didn't know what i wanted to be jan. And so who i but i knew i got closer. I knew i wanted to serve. I knew that i loved people that i had a love for service. I had learned that through the military and even through high school in some ways and that led me to you l. when straight I was honorably discharged when straight to. Ual do they summer with your tuition and all of it When i hear people talk about school loans today. I'm so forever thankful to that to that benefit that i was able to earn that led me to. You got him so college of sociology. I'm going to be a social worker. I'm gonna work with kids. And that's exactly what i did. I graduated and i went on to work for a place. That is no longer here. Actually and that's a katyusha youth With the girls in children who were often brought in you know unfortunately abused living in foster families wondered about that. I saw that name the other day. And it's it's. I don't believe me more and it's so sad because at the time you talking over twenty years ago it was one of the few places that kids could go right and that was an experience of itself. It was very rewarding. But at the same time i realized i want to continue to serve but i gotta figure out how to be in a more positive space. I had not had kids yet. And i was like i just got to do something different and believe it or not. It led me girl scouts. This wonderful and i'm still here today. Riots ryan so wanted to talk about your background. he shed. mine actually is slightly different from rachel's ironically it kinda gets words imperfectly so When i was in high school. I had the opportunity to participate in girls state on a program at lsu and that was a life changing program for me and you had to have a voice fair. Yes i did. And i certainly had to quickly figure out what that voice was in that environment but it was extra special and i went in thinking. I wanted to be a nurse before i started that program and then came out realizing nope wanna do. I wanna be all ready to go into law. I wanna walk that path. Because i had the chance in that program and to be a a parish lawyers. That was pretty cool. That's really walking through that program. Yeah were you know. Kadian a high school in high okay. yes and so I graduated with the intent in high school to go in went to college and i started off with political science. Pre law government was an area of interest for me too and so wallace in the program. I got the opportunity to work for the district. Attorney's office perfect it all kind of aligned itself out and i knew i wanted to do jubilo. That's kind of where i was thinking. I wanted to head. And so had the awesome opportunity to work for the juvenile track and worked with the eighty eighty there and a started going into the courtroom and i started helping with the cases in. It would break my heart to see the kids shackles. I took some time in volunteer with a teen court program. And as much as i love law and still to this day have an appreciation for law. I knew it wasn't going to be that track and so it's like you're helping people after he.
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"Thanks for joining us by pleasure dan. We're gonna talk about precision medicine contacts and its efforts to use its ability detect biomarkers in the blood to allow for better diagnosis in early interventions in neurologic uncle logic and other conditions. Perhaps we should start with the notion of precision medicine though. what's meant by determine. How big a gulf is there today between medical practices most patients experience it and the potential for precision medicine approach to transform how patients are diagnosed and treated yet. Hey i think the golf is pretty big and we actually call it precision health as opposed to precision medicine mainly because the scope of what we think is possible actually gets into preventing disease were no medicine would ever be needed so the precision health concept is both using medicines that are prescribed in are perfectly suited to really attack. The disease word condition at a person has but also longer term being able to avoid the disease altogether by the way we live our lives and avoiding disease triggers. That many times are what are the the real source of the disease. What do you see as the reason for that gulf. Is that simply a matter of taking the abilities. We have today in crafting. The clinical tools needed to apply them or does it also involve cultural institutional financial barriers. Well you know. I think that it starts normally with that is the ability to reach an achieve something that today's technologies cannot read the once. You have a technology or a vision for a technology that could trance. Trance form healthcare. You then have a lot of these other components that That must be found what you must find a way to reverse that could be that the financial side. It could be the cultural side the adoption. There's so many things that can get in the way of a great technology or technological vision
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"Following the nineteen seventy hearing some restrictions had been put into place regarding lewis petters interaction with the boys at wakey the original stipulation. The petr have no contact with any of the boys had since been diluted to him not setting foot in the sleeping quarters by many accounts this still meant petr would often see the boys even still having visitors in his house and maintaining his inner circle. Carl moore who we first heard at. The top of the episode would be next in line in a string of young men which pedder would manipulate and abuse. Carl says this first began in caravelle. Everything about the way i went through the program was different. I mean looking back to me. It was clear that i was selected to be something special hours. A scientist group in caravelle florida. Which was the first group down there. Most of what i remember about that was was pretty positive. We had a couple of group leaders. That were think they're really good. Guys they were the kind of people that it's like jeeze a growth and be like that guy. I ended up in rebel. And then i think some of the guys there thought it was funny. I haven't been through the you know. At some point. I ended up going back and forth bringing supplies down from douglasville kind of immediately. Set me apart from everyone else. Who couldn't go anywhere. Say karl doesn't have his knife religious but he can drive the trucks back and forth there that he had relationships with had a trailer on the south campus. Quite a privileged to get invited to go to the trailer. He had another guy who was who was living at his house then brought down there with him former patient. Couple other guys who were now. Third patients are not time but they'll were had been yes so that was the kind of a special thing to get invited to come to dinner in there. That was a good cook by the way there was where i had really my my first sexual experience with him. He was bigger gone. Trust and loyalty. The standard speech was something. Like i'm going to be your old elephant. He would say. I'm going to teach you the way you can only have one old elephant course. Everybody can find it in any expected that and it was clear that he would expect that. I think he probably even address it directly and say you know something like you can tell me everything or anything but you can't do that with everybody and we did. Carl says that this type of abuse was something that was felt out the not. All of the boys were subjected to but only the ones that were susceptible to. So here's the sleight of hand. Kind of happens with that. You're going to be open with me. You're gonna trust me absolutely and you're gonna do away with all the taboos and all this crap that you've been taught that makes you feel so bad and then i put my hands on you and say how's that feel say will you don't say it feels weird. I some some guys would him out. He would know who those guys for is just like what we learn on the siren getty in africa when the tigers the lions are approaching a herd of animals. They look for the week ones. That are that edge of the herd and they try to pick them off my name. Is chris nurlan. And i am the executive director at the national children's advocacy center. We were actually the first child advocacy center in the world at children's advocacy centers. What we do is coordinate. The multi disciplinary response to child abuse our communities and this model includes partnerships and collaborations with law enforcement job protective services medical providers mental health professionals prosecutors victim advocates. So all of us working in a coordinated manner. What's really insidious in. This is the fact that in child sexual abuse in many situations the child ends up being sexually abused by someone who they consider their friend. Someone who they like times. The term grooming is used to describe the actions that happen leading up to sexual abuse with children by their abuser. Chris says that this is an inaccurate to us. Why do we use a word dreaming to describe what individual may do to sexually abuse a child. Why do we use a word that is in every other context pro-social what they're doing is manipulating. They're taking advantage of someone whom they can. They can deceive for their personal advantage and gain without any concern for that individual. There's multiple levels of manipulation that occur. I an individual manipulate the broader environment by having a good reputation and you know being well respected in their community like. Chris could never do something like that. I've known chris for twenty six years. And i've only known him to be x. Those are about creating this environment. Where i'm manipulating everybody to think i'm a really good guy to hide the things that maybe i'm doing. Secretly another level of manipulation that happens is the manipulation of caregivers or trusted others. so let's say individual wants to have sexual contact with a child. Their first step really is to win over the parents or caregivers of that child because the until they can have that individual access with a child or not can have the opportunity to sexually abuse them. It was part of the show you know they had a program that did change lives being inside. I was kind of isolated really any by that was closed federal was it's like two different worlds. You know there was the anna wakey outside and the patterns out he would definitely pick and choose who hurry. He was going to be close to or spent time with. I think that Any group later that had come to the program was certainly going to be on that list of people that would likely have had a relationship better. It's not an accusation. Just just the way it is. The last is the child. And it's not just a random approach. Where i'm just going to try to hit on every child necessarily that's not the case. Individuals may have particular interest in who they're interested in or who they may have a desire to be in contact with they may also will almost always look at. Is this a child. Who i i can manipulate or not if you have a child who always tells on everybody for every transaction. That's not who you're going after right because that individuals going to tell shortly after curls stay at the care about campus he was promoted to group counselor and put on an keys payroll which brought him even closer to petr and his home so i left the the group in florida after pretty much after the ninety days and i got my crest. We were started down that road. You know sometime. After that. I went to work with the group and is this kind of evolved into a group leader. It wasn't like there was any kind of formal process to it. I was just put with a group. Try this out and at some point i started getting a check for it paycheck. I was just following program. Really wasn't the first one to go through this. I needed a place to go when i was off. Pedder had a couple of beds in the basement of his house and there was another guy living there who'd been through the program Part of the family.
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"By the mid nineteen seventies and awake. He had established itself as a successful program. Troubled youth in georgia the center had secured its medical license which allowed the collection of third party payments from insurance companies and was now having patients referred there from the court system as well as other learning centers lewis petr supposedly restricted for making contact with any patients was still keeping his office on campus grounds. Any oversight at the time had slip through the cracks of state government and the roman patients at was growing exponentially. Carl moore was one of these patients. He was admitted in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy seven. After seeing the result of his brothers reform their carl's family had a particular connection to enter wakey. his mother was involved in number of schools in atlanta. That would often refer children to the program in douglasville anyway keys. Reputation had put the program at the top of the list for educators to send children who were beyond the scope of their help. Here's chris mcknight a former patient who was referred to an wakey from the new school. A program headed by carl's mother tweety more. My father pulled me out of the school. I was going to editor mea the tweety more school the new school i was there for a couple months and at the new school. I met a couple people that i was at anna wakey with that were at her school. Post and wakey so as it turns out tweety more recommended analytic. It's not just me but to a lot of other kids. My feelings with tweety is. I don't think she knew about the abuse. Sedano achey i've known tweety. Since i was a little kid i mean she's she's passing our soul a number of former patients. I've interviewed said they were referred to in a wakey from other schools in similar ways where did spread throughout learning centers in georgia and neighboring states. That anna wakey was a solution for troubled kids who didn't have a place elsewhere. Now that anna wakey was officially licensed medical hospital. It was also receiving patients who were wards of the state of georgia and other neighboring states like alabama. This all amounted to a large increase in the number of patients. Enrolling anna wakey was running out of room.
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