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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

04:53 min | 9 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Marketing technology for you to use when you're doing direct bill. Yeah hundred percent man. I didn't even think about it that way where we're going to the restaurants in its menus on the phone. Can this code right. And you scan in earn walking in. And i'm like manner but he's on their phone so put that but it's not. They're checking out the menu so many cool things you can do mean you can have access videos. You can have them access your calendar say scheduled directly online with us. Boom you are code. They get that in there on here. You're online calendar ready to schedule. I mean there's there's a lot of cool applications for trogir arcos today. Where do you see a going wrong with. Qr codes on mailers. You know i think if you don't know your demographic of and it's it's a either an older demographic with last technology adoption that might be where you're just of speaking wrong language to the people you're mailing to but again i do think we've seen you know it's funny because we used to have this conversation about social media right are psycho social media like why i don't want to speak to the twenty year olds. I wanna talk to people that have jobs. And they're gonna they're gonna actually come into my practice. I think we can all agree today. As i was part of that first generation where i remember being in college and you know each college was one by one getting facebook and it was exciting. And you know now today we've all my wife and i are lucky enough. We just had our our second hid and guess what my parents are on social media because they wanna see grandkids right so they learned really quickly when they're like. Oh wait we get our grandkids. Okay we're on. We're on facebook now right so most people are on social media and they're really active wiry talking about that same thing with qr codes right. Most people have had to learn how to use drugs and so. I think it's a fairly safe thing to do. But you know obviously if you don't know your demographic well and it doesn't fit your community conscio- to people were like kind of wanting.

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

05:21 min | 9 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Will come out and each month. We will be covering a topic. Topics like ground marketing. Google edwards edwards internal marketing reputation managements and more and that will have experts agencies and professionals. Give us step by step instructions. You can easily implement what you're listening to will be actionable steps. You can do today no strings attached and then you will see the results so without further delay. Let's get into our monday morning. Marketing episode michael's talk to us. Tell me one or a couple of direct mailers or postcards strategies that you can definitely help other practice owners out if we were to implement it today. Yeah so you know the first thing that we always wanna talk about when it comes to drag mill outside of our tried and true you know. What is it that you have to say right so. Hopefully everybody's starting to get sick of hearing that refrain right need something that helps us stand out. That differentiates us a mess. You for all markets today. We're gonna focus on something a little bit different. You want to make sure that you are tracking us. Accessible mill is different ways to do that. The first one. I hope the one that everybody is doing out of the gates is using contract. So you know if you're you're working with a company that does direct mill professionally invasion one hundred percent talking to you about that now if you are doing every door direct mail and you're doing this on your own. It may not be something you think of. And so you wanna make sure that you use company like call rail or any company that does call tracking anyone that has not heard about called tracking in the past. The general idea is that you can set up a secondary number. So it's not your primary number and it basically redirects to your primary number in the cool thing is there's nothing to do in your office no. It stuff it's basically a pass through or you know if you think about it from a male perspective since that's what we're talking about it's like when you move and you set up a forwarding address right it's affording number that's all it is but what it let's do is..

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

03:25 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Will come out and each month. We will be covering a topic. Topics like ground marketing. Google edwards edwards internal marketing reputation managements and more and we'll have experts agencies and professionals give us step by step instructions. You can easily implement what you're listening to will be actionable steps. You can do today no strings attached and then you will see the results so without further delay. Let's get into our monday morning. Marketing episodes jacobs will talk to tell me one or a couple of direct mailer or postcards strategies that you know indefinitely help other practice owners out if we were to implement that today. yeah question. I get every single day i was on a call less than an hour ago with a client in illinois. That was very very concerned about doing direct mail again because he tried it three years ago. And so the first thing i did was say you know send me over the design you used in the mailing lists that you went to in. He said well. I wasn't in charge of the mailing list. We didn't even discuss the mailing list. I just mailed around my practice. And i can send you the design in the first thing that stood out to me was one. He was not using Somebody who was familiar with his market so to say as the dentists that he hired this large marketing company to do his postcards but he was not involved in organizing identifying the list of who he was going after. That was the first big whoops and we talked about this on a previous episode but knowing first and foremost who it is that you're trying to get in front of whether it be existing residents or new residents who've just arrived If you're wanting to be you know speaking to the thirty seven year old mother of two or if you're looking to get in front of the retiree for maybe larger cases so kind of understanding. What is your goal. I think is the first thing that you have to look at. Do you have capacity on schedule. Yes i need more patients now. Check one.

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

04:42 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"The staff with we have dozens of award-winning training videos. That are three to seven minutes long. Really entertaining really effective and we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars making them. Yeah those kinds of things. Make a big difference. You know for practice. This is not big numbers. You don't get massive results on direct mail but you do get massive are alive. You do it properly. Our average our ally currently is about six hundred twenty seven percent which we track meticulously for your practice. He can see that on your dashboard that you can see twenty four seven whereas i don't know of any other competitors that actually track to the point that they provide their clients with what are why they're actually getting who actually is scheduled. When are they coming in. You know what happened with the staff members. What kind of closing ratio's to the staff avenue. All those kinds of things our clients go all that. I don't know of any other of our competitors that actually do if you look on comparative analysis. They don't don't traffic data. Gotcha gotcha okay. So then what one last question. I'm going to ask you like remember. This has to be something that our listeners can take with and like utilize it. So how can you start seeing a negative impact. Know you mentioned that that at the beginning like oh we'll start seeing a negative too much. So how does that happen. How can you start seeking negative impact on miller's so sometimes you'll have a situation where people just mail to their market area and their mailing that on a monthly basis. If you do that it doesn't take very long until you over saturate your market and then you start to get diminishing return. Gotcha so that takes you. How would you know that in the first place..

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

05:30 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"This is the best neighborhood to to shoot this at right now like you know what i mean like what i would want to do is like oh google. The rich richest neighborhood in my. You know what. I mean like my community and be like let me shoot all the mailers to them. But that's not the best obvious like you know what i mean the best strategy so to. That's why we do the analysis on your on your market with your data for your practice so then you actually get all the most important critical variables together and you could do some of that. You could plot. You could probably figure out how to output your addresses from your practice management system. Plot those out yourself get a sense of that try to find. You know demographic reports and get a sense of what the demographics are those neighborhoods and identify your demographic and and figure that out the thing that you'll find as you go down the road and what we found frankly over the course of a dozen years. There's a whole lot more to what makes a direct mail campaign successful than what most people think which is part of the reason why there You know happy to just call companies that are local. Their friend happened sonal printing company. Or they feel. I k- i can just go to ups and get printed or whatever and do this myself you certainly can. The thing is is if you were to compare what you're doing there with what we do for instance one. It's gonna cost you a lot more money to actually do that. And to which is by far the bigger issue. You're not gonna get nearly as good results as what you would get doing it through somebody like us. Just because we spent over a decade perfecting our program we also male hundreds of millions of cards. We do more of this than anyone else on the planet and so frankly we just found some really good economies of scale so that allows us to still make a profit and still save you money over what you're doing but more importantly than all that frankly is that it gets you drastically better results because there's just a lot of things that people don't think of that we incorporate because we found it in the end it makes a big difference and so we help our stout well our staffs frankly unlike training them on you know the tips and techniques and such and sell skills to be able to make sure that those calls when they come in trinity entity patients. We have a proprietary system. Set up to be able to make sure that you know when they missed calls they act out actually have a practical solution to be able to turn those into new clients on the schedule instead of them. Just kind of evaporating which is what normally happens. Practices are busy. They just you know they could feed yourself mouth but they don't same thing with You know even the kinds of list. You're getting we get list from one of the very few. You can count on one hand. You don't partners with post office. That actually has data. That is the most current that you can possibly get and so we just have better data when it comes to that we you know do a number of things to make sure that the cards hit the home hit homes on the right day of the week to make sure that they get the best results because certain days get you better results than other days when as get you better results the the very first day so you can hit on a monday or tuesday..

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

03:11 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Want wanna tell you what price against. We're not only completely transparent on our pricing and everything being on there but we actually go a step further and we put everyone else's information on also so we actually have by far away. The most comprehensive comparative analysis of all the top companies out there that are mailing dental postcards dentistry choosing and so you can see exactly you know why you know more practices. Choose us than anyone else to do. Marketing for using direct mail We just been perfecting our system for over a decade and so it works very very well and heart of the reason for that is one of many reasons. You'll see in that comparative analysis. You can look at that. Information is because we do target very seriously who is gonna get you the best results whereas most places will typically just show you a radius around your practice. They'll ask you just how far they drive. Or what not. And they'll look at a radius tarantula practice they'll pick up all those neighborhoods momentum. There's nothing wrong with that The only thing is it's not particularly precise they might even say. Hey we can put an income floor in. We can eliminate some of the lower incomes. If you have a problem with getting too much medicaid or whatever that socio-economic group or other different types of constraints of course do that also based on your target market but beyond just that once we've gathered data on your first cycle. You've mailed your marketer you once and will typically do it deep dive market analysis so we'll typically go in and have you output the addresses from your practice management system. So we're not actually using the names or anything. There's hit the issues in whatnot. But then we pin-drop all those addresses on a map. And so you know. Frankly just like if you're gonna go and look for the best mexican restaurant around and you'll see all the pin-drop so what you see the density of those drops in such gives an extremely clear picture what the actual reach of the practice is you know what the demographic profile truly is what the market really looks like for your practice what neighborhoods you have good brand presence and make sense to focus on what neighborhoods for whatever reason whether it be competition because of demographics because of you know natural barriers. There's a lot of different reasons. But there's many times there's gonna be neighborhoods that just don't really make sense fee to focus on you've already proven over time that you're not drawing from those areas so typically unless that's a very growing area that you want to build more you know brand awareness. Such we would typically eliminate those neighborhoods not include them so that you're not wasting money sending cards to a place that has already proven that. It's not optimal practice. Does that make sense. It makes a lotta sense. Yeah so like what. I kind of want to know. Let's just say for example. Somebody's listening in like this. Sounds great sean. That recall if i can roll with you but first and foremost how can i do this on my own in the sense of like. Give me like something. Like a almost like a checklist or something. Where i'm like. This is the best strategy or.

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

04:33 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Will come out and each month. We will be covering a topic. Topics like ground marketing. Google edwards edwards internal marketing reputation managements and more and that will have experts agencies and professionals. Give us step by step instructions. You can easily implement what you're listening to will be actionable steps. You can do today no strings attached and then you will see the results so without further delay. Let's get into our monday morning. Marketing episodes sean. So talk to us. Tell me one or a couple of direct mailers or postcards strategies that you can definitely help other practice owners out if we were to implement it today. Well that's a good question. There are a lot of different things you can approach in such what we have found actually works best and get you know practices. The most both immediate results ongoing results is when you approach to different types of cards because they focus on two different markets so the first one that most often we do the most of most practices. One is typically practices from postcards like immediate in new patients on the schedule. So they're they're looking to fill those holes that are just going to waste and the best thing to do that with. Is you know what we term. Is our neighborhood route cards. And so that's when you're targeting demographics you know income things like this in a nutshell the very best neighborhoods that you know our best for your practice and there's a whole process by which we go back to go through determine those but getting out to those people and getting in front of those that are in the market that are eager to either find a different practice or find a practice or having urgent need or whatever. The case may be time in your market. There's a certain number of those people that are out there and so you want to both stay in front of them you know. Hit them on a relative relatively regular basis but not too often so that you don't start to negatively impact your results in so we give you guidance direction on exactly the you know what we found is the sweet spot to be able to do that. That's the one side. And i'll go back to that but the other side just two or completely answer..

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

05:54 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

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"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

07:11 min | 10 months ago

"mailer" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Will come out and each month. We will be covering a topic. Topics like ground marketing. Google edwards edwards internal marketing reputation managements and more and we'll will have experts agencies and professionals give us step by step instructions. You can easily implement what you're listening to will be actionable steps. You can do today no strings attached and then you will see the results so without further delay. Let's get into our monday morning. Marketing episodes did will talk to us. Tell me one or a couple of direct mailers postcards strategies that you can definitely help other practice owners out if we were to implement it today. Yeah that's a good question. Right now is really an ideal time to get into direct mail or restart a direct mail campaign. If you've kind of taken a break. During summer for a couple of reasons one is the tail end and wrap up of moving season so a lot of people are often looking in the mailbox for what type of businesses are nearby. And what promotions are going on even though they may not be picking up the phone and racing to call their new dentist or finding new dentists they are paying closer attention to the mailbox right now because of moving season and kind of the chaos of summer is settling down so i would say a couple of things from a seasonality standpoint that played to a dentist favor right now is marketing one to a list that will include new movers. Because they're going to be a higher priority of somebody who's gonna pay attention to what it is. You're trying to get out there. The second thing that they should be doing in what. I consult all day long on for my clients that have taken a break from direct mail. Is that now is the time if they haven't in-house membership plan or if they've been ever considering implementing an in house membership plan people joke. That september is september in marketing for dentists because families are just busy and so sometimes. The numbers are down in september. And it's a great chance for you to kind of catch a breath and implement something like an in house membership plan because one you finally have time to maybe think about it but more importantly a lot of dentists forget how corporate america works. 'cause they themselves don't run the corporate american world and so what i mean by that is dental benefits and health benefits for big employer. Group plans have open enrollment during the months of october november and so that is the timeframe where their employees your perspective patients need to be looking at two thousand and twenty two and deciding what premiums they want to sign up for out of their paycheck and so if they're opting in for dental and vision insurance they have to make that decision traditionally by the middle to end of november at the very latest before their benefits kick in on january first. So if you're a practice. I had a practice just yesterday. I was talking to that has eighty three percent of their patients on. Ppo plans and they really want to get to about sixty five percents and and really drive fee for service patients and so we're building a specific campaign for postcards right now with an emphasis on their in house. Membership plan and a tagline that says stopover paying for dental insurance ask us about our in house benefits plan for twenty twenty two num- or in house membership plan and you can even highlight in their case they're highlighting plan starting as little as twenty seven dollars a month so people are paying attention to that. They're they're looking at ways that they can save as they wrap up their year getting into the holidays. They're starting to budget attention. To wear their expenses are and insurance as always at the top of people's lists so. That's a great thing to be doing that. Be driving traffic in the form of a proactive outreach with postcards right now too i like that. I never thought about that. That people are starting to budget now. That the holidays are kinda coming in so then you mentioned marketing targeting to a list that will the requires new movers right. Where can we find that list. Or how do we get that. There's a few ways to do it. you know a lot of people will just do a google search to try and find a list provider nine times out of ten. They're gonna see every door direct mail or edm. That's by far the cheapest way you can go but it creates a lot of work for yourself. So if you don't have a ton of time to not only find the list shop for the list yourself print the list list on labels and coordinate all the printing efforts. I'm very easy. I don't like to reinvent the wheel in the roughly ten years that i've been in the dental space the number one go to. I've always found his dental marketing dot net. Because they do it all. It's all inclusive and you can practically do everything for the same cost. It's going to end up for you doing all the work at anyway. So they'll do the research they'll find all of the target neighborhoods that you want to go after they can even compare it and a lot of what i end up spending my days doing right now as i look at target demographics through some of our tools and help identify exactly where to go where the new neighborhoods have had the most turnover or existing residents have had a lot of turnover. So there's there's many many ways you can do it but if you're looking at a budget in your really limited on your budget and you don't necessarily need a ton of cheeks and seats as we say than one of the most inexpensive things you can do is only purchase a list or use a postcard company that will provide you a list of only new movers in the past few months that way. Your number of postcards going out is going to be less and the quality of your responses is going to be higher but there's a kind of two sides to that coin if you're only going after new move ins that's typically about fourteen percent of your market and so you're not going to be getting yourself as much of an opportunity to grow and and really kind of blow the phone off the hook if you will because you're you're not sending as many pieces so you know the world of direct mail. Sometimes people think oh. I sent out twenty thousand postcards or ten thousand postcards. We're going to be overwhelmed. The reality is that the average response rate in postcards is less than one percent and so if you send out ten thousand pieces you know you may end up with you. Know fifteen to thirty phone calls. Just depending on the time of year what offers you're putting on the card the target audience. There's a lot of variables so sending ten thousand postcards is going to give you a really good response. But it's relative to what you understand the world of direct mail to provide you so i don't know if that really answered your question but there's a lot to take into account for the time of year and setting the groundwork right now for kind of the end of year benefits expiring and getting those insurance patients to remember they have benefits. That's why september. October november are just critical times to get postcards out. Start the repetition.

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A Web of Death and Deceit: The Link Between Two Tragic Cases

The Case

01:00 min | 1 year ago

A Web of Death and Deceit: The Link Between Two Tragic Cases

"Kevin kyle. Craig was found dead by his brother. Daniel on may twenty sixth twenty nineteen dino hadn't seen his brother for nearly two days discovered his decomposing corpse when the foul smell and the kick down the door in the trailer on the family property. He found his brother swollen and purple flies. Were buzzing in the room. Lying next to the body was a single hypodermic syringe. We covered kevin craig's death extensively in episode four of this podcast. We don't believe the official coroner's determination. The craig died from drug withdrawal heatstroke. We believe the kevin mailer was involved in craig's death and we visited craig's trailer twice the weekend. Craig died on the day. Before we published episode four of this podcast oconee county sheriff. Mike crenshaw called us with some stunning information. His investigators received a tip a tip. That if true would help investigators find out not only happened to kevin craig also faith

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How Do You Get People to Get a Vaccine?

The Indicator from Planet Money

01:59 min | 1 year ago

How Do You Get People to Get a Vaccine?

"So before we got to the whole vaccine issue. I had a general question for wharton's katie milkman. Win it comes to sort of carrots versus sticks what tends to be more effective when you're trying to incentivize people. The general finding from behavioral economics is that losing something is significantly more motivating than gaining the equivalent. If so six be carrots in terms of their motivational power. Now there are some caveats to that. Caveats like the stick approach while effective can make people really angry which is not ideal if you are company or a politician in fact katie recalls one experiment from primary election in two thousand six trying to encourage people to vote researchers sent out mailers that included the voting records of people and their neighbors. It was kind of a shame strategy. So they're finding out if you showed up just as you can see if they've showed up and we're going to update everyone in the neighborhood on who comes to this election so you'd better go or your navel. Irs will find out you didn't and that one piece of junk mail increased voter turnout by eight percentage points which is like the most unbelievable effect that anything has ever had people were so so angry about this right absolutely infuriated so it was effective but it had massive blowback so the stick approach is tricky especially when it comes to something like a vaccine but the cared approaches tricky. To katy in fact certain carrots can backfire like having the wrong person encourage someone to get a vaccine shot can make that person less likely to get the shot and in the case of paying people to get the vaccine the amount of money seems to be key. Katie says the early studies have shown that smaller amounts of money can backfire. So we're paying people one hundred dollars to vaccine might work and get more people to get vaccinated ping people. Twenty dollars can actually discourage people from getting a

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Homeless encampment to set up behind Bellevue temple in Seattle area next month

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Homeless encampment to set up behind Bellevue temple in Seattle area next month

"Homeless encampments. Bellevue is getting ready to host one next month more from co most Jonathan Show. This is the well manicured lawn behind Temple, but NATO or on the Crossroads neighborhood. We do this because it's our mission starting next month. The temple is paying $3000 for a fem thing, Rabbi Sydney Danziger says up to 40 homeless men and women will be allowed to set up right here. These are just Good working folks who are looking for a stopgap. This will be the latest stop for 10 City for an encampment that moves around from one community to another. This time around the Jewish Temple, the city of Bellevue and homeless advocacy group share wheels are partnering to make this happen. We have a code of conduct we go by. We can't camp approvals that we enforce. Organizers say there will be regular covert testing, strict security idea and background checks, No drugs or any type of illegal activity will be tolerated. And Bellevue PD says the encampment doesn't necessarily attract more crime. But even with the assurances, the possibility is there and I would like to see it. Tightened up some neighbors like Karen Morrison Chandler Dang still have concerns. I like the city, too. Do a better job informing us. The city says it's working on that with mailers and updates to its Web site. It's not a perfect science, but they keep trying to let people know And there's actually already an ordinance allowing this arrangement, But it's been nearly five years since 10 City for use the Temple's lawn. Rabbi Danziger hopes others get more involved. I hope that more and more faith based organizations start using the rights that they have to host these tent encampments on their land for Bellevue Jobs and Shoko Monix. In the first case of its

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Utilities will not be shut off for customers who missed payments in Virginia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Utilities will not be shut off for customers who missed payments in Virginia

"Provider says customers who've fallen behind on their bills might be getting cut off notices in the mail. But service won't be turned off Appalachian power, telling the Roanoke Times this week. The notices are a formality sent out in part because many financial aid agencies require people to have a disconnection notice to qualify for help with bills. Mailer should make it clear no household services being disconnected due to late payments. New state budget legislation that took effect last month indefinitely extended a moratorium on utility disconnections across Virginia. Sports is next.

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Why Ohio Lawmakers Are Rethinking Recent Nuclear Power Plant Bailouts

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:52 min | 1 year ago

Why Ohio Lawmakers Are Rethinking Recent Nuclear Power Plant Bailouts

"Lawmakers in ohio are looking at repealing. A nuclear power plant bailout. That was passed last year. Federal investigators are linking the passage of the bill to the biggest corruption case in the state's history. Here's ohio public. Radio's andy chow. Ohio sweeping energy law. That bailed out two of the state's nuclear power. Plants is now tied to a sixty one million dollar bribery scheme. It's an alleged web of conspiracy and tangling the speaker of the house a huge energy company and the state's top utilities regulator. Let's go back to two thousand seventeen. The us department of justice says that's when republican state representative. Larry householder hashed out of the utility company. Not directly named but believed to be first energy. That plan was a quid pro quo. Householder would get money to help him. Become speaker and i energy would get a bailout of its nuclear power plants from twenty seventeen to twenty. Eighteen householder was backed by millions of dollars and so called dark money us to elect his allies in house races around the state fast forward to january twenty nineteen. Those allies elect householder speaker. And he then rolls out a plan for a billion dollar. Nuclear power plant bailout. The money coming from ratepayers. Rachel bells a ratepayer advocate with ohio consumers. Power alliance says something smelled fishy. It seemed an awful lot. Like a real setup. It was never more apparent than eighty six and even heading into it that we were david and goliath that bill each b. six attracted national attention because it cut green energy standards at a time when many states were doing the opposite increasing their mandates for renewable energy five months later a mysterious campaign group called generation now spent millions on mailers and ads supporting the bill. Hosing reform killing jobs and swimming. Catherine tersser of common cause. Ohio says the group wouldn't disclose where the money was coming from. And that makes it hard on voters if they can't understand how our legislators are making decisions or who is attempting to influence elections or to influence the way we feel about public policy. Well then we're left in the. That mystery was solved in july when the scandal broke where today to announce the arrest of larry householder to speaker of the house. It turns out the fbi had been following the bailout bill saga from the beginning and says it has evidence to prove householder was taking bribes from first energy funneled through the group generation now in october. A lobbyist for first energy pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. And just hours later. I energy fired. It's ceo chuck jones and last month. Ohio's public utilities commission chair. Sam randazzo resigned after the fbi searched his home despite the scandal. Many ohio legislators. Still defend the nuclear bailout. Republican state representative dickstein says it saves jobs and cuts down on carbon stein argues that its benefits outweigh the scandal or those folks involved. They'll pay a price for any wrongdoing. That all the way comes through the court process. Ohio lawmakers are now considering repealing or freezing the bailout. If that's not done by the end of this month new charges will appear on ratepayers bills to start. Funding the bailout. Meanwhile larry householder maintains his innocence and while removed as house. He remains a state representative after winning reelection last month for npr news. I'm andy chow in columbus.

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No you didn't win a prize. It's deceptive mail from a car dealer

Bob Sirott

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

No you didn't win a prize. It's deceptive mail from a car dealer

"Scam has been mailed to hundreds of Indiana residents. It looks like a lottery scratch off ticket with promises of big prizes. Scott Barnard is the state's director of consumer protection, being drawn to a location to a dealership to a specific place with the expectation that you're going to get something that either doesn't exist or that they don't have. The Indiana attorney general has filed a complaint against the marketing companies involved in the mailers. When they showed up with those car dealerships. By the way, they had to sit through sales pitches and got a $5 gift card or low and Smart Watch. One marketing company says they didn't intentionally try to deceive people.

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How does the Electoral College work?

The How in the World Podcast

05:50 min | 1 year ago

How does the Electoral College work?

"This week's episode answers the question. How in the world does the electoral college pick our president. You're listening to the how in the world podcast we're we unravel some of the planet's most perplexing questions in just about ten minutes nope we're not scientists or scholars. We're just normal people who like to figure things out. Sometimes inspiring sometimes informative. Our topics are always fascinating hosted by me mark johnson and my lovely wife me holly johnson. We do the research so you don't have to well. Today is thursday november fifth twenty twenty. And it's been a quiet couple of days around here in the. Us assure was there was something on tv to incessantly. Watch and keep checking my phone about What could that possibly be wrong. Oh how about the twenty twenty elections. It's been a wild couple of days folks in it. Looks like it could be wild for a bit longer. So let's all practice are deep breathing and relaxation methods together. Bring your popcorn as the time that we're recording this. I believe the elections come down to maybe four states that haven't yet counted all of their votes but once they're done it's still not over no not even close because once all the votes are counted will know what the results of the popular vote are. But we won't officially know yet. Who won this election. And that's because not only will there be a ton of lawsuits than we unto way through but also because we don't elect our president based on the popular. Vote like you would in the classroom election elementary school. We use the electoral college. And i've always been a little foggy about the electoral college. So i'm glad recovering this today because it forced me to dig deeper really kind of learn about it or you could have just asked your wife who by the way is a political scientist by education. You know yeah. I've been told that. Before so i get a little invested in presidential elections and the preceding debates and political discussion. So what it's fascinating and also frustrating and maddening and kinda stupid also but so fascinating the strategy. He's not even close anyway. Let's talk about the electoral college. Yup that's why we're here. So let's do it and by the way we're going to refrain from any partisan right discussion. This is just about the electoral college. You won't know who we voted for. So for starters you know how annoying all of those census ads and like postcard mailers and mail and information and more ads and everything was reminding us. How important is that we fill out our census form so that everyone is counted yet. And i remember seeing a ton about the census recently. But i believe you filled out the form. Since you're our families designated form filler outer am. I joined it because again i am a political scientist so data and surveys and stuff like that matters anyway. The census is used to determine a lot of things most notably funding to your state for certain services. So if you have a disproportionate number of school aged kids for example it tells the. Us government that you'll need a disproportionate amount of funding for schools. I mean that's really dumbing. It down but funding is a biggie. And doesn't also tell you how many representatives you'll get in the. Us house it does so every state gets two senators so there are a total of one hundred senators in the us senate but representatives are totally different because their allocated based on the census count. Yes they are. There's always four hundred and thirty five of them. No more no less. But how they're allocated can change. So if everyone emptied out of california which currently has fifty three districts and therefore fifty-three representatives and moved to wyoming which currently has just one representative. Those numbers would turn on their head. And by the way. Alaska delaware montana and north and south dakota and also vermont have just one representative yes and there are also some non voting delegates in the hell. They can do everything. The voting members can do except vote. Hence the name right. They can introduce bills and participate in committees Currently there is a delegate representing washington. Dc as well as one each for puerto rico. American samoa guam the northern mariana islands. And the us virgin islands. They're also talking about adding a delegate from the cherokee nation and from the choctaw nation which is super cool. Yeah it really is. And the senate and house together are called congress and there are a total of five hundred thirty five members of congress. So that's that hundred senators and the four hundred and thirty five representatives. Each state has the same number of electoral college votes. That they have congressmen or women which means each state has a minimum of three electoral college members. Two senators one representative three so for the the smaller less populated states. They're still going to have three electoral college members.

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California Votes To Keep Criminal Justice Changes

All Things Considered

03:41 min | 1 year ago

California Votes To Keep Criminal Justice Changes

"Was a good day for criminal justice reformers. In California statewide voters resoundingly defeated a ballot measure that would have rolled back some reforms. And voted to give people on parole the right to vote in the Bay Area. Six police Accountability measures enjoyed strong support, and San Francisco's former district attorney, George Gascon, appears to be winning in his challenge to the more conservative sitting Los Angeles D A. But voters did reject an attempt to end money bail. Here to sort out what All this means is cake politics correspondent Marissa Lagos. Marissa, You have been covering criminal justice reform efforts in California for over a decade now, were you surprised by these results? You know, I wasn't surprised Hera. But I do think that it is a huge win for the reform side of things. I mean, we've heard for years ever since some of these changes started coming through both legislatively and at the ballot box. A lot of pushback from law enforcement and other folks who saw them is going to far and I think that voters weighing in s O decisively on both proposition 20 rejecting some of these rollbacks of reforms and also on some of these police oversight measures really does show a shift an opinion. I spoke to Kate Chatfield, she's policy director at the Justice Collaborative, which is a national pro reform group. She knows that proposition. 20 wasn't even close. Even though law enforcement worked really hard to make the case to voters standing is all the usual cards in the deck. You know the Willie Horton playbook, crime is increasing the fear based mailers in the voter saw through them. And Kate, of course, is referring to that. 1988 Presidential Willie Horton ad The really helped Republicans win and I think that you know, while the No 1 20 side spend a lot more money than the outside, and I think some folks see that is, you know, money talks. I do think that Given how much we've heard talked about these issues that voters it seems like they knew what they were weighing in on and just didn't want, Teo turn the tide back the other direction. Yeah, you know, proposition 25 that was aimed at Indian cash. Bail was pretty suddenly defeated. What happened there? Yeah, This is a really interesting one. I mean, I think there's a couple things happening. One is that you didn't have the same coalition on the left really backing this reform. There's a schism with a lot of people kind of on the more progressive wing of The Democratic Party. The bail industry also spent a lot of money on this, and I think that the combination of them targeting folks in places like Riverside County and more conservative counties with some of the doubt that was cast by progressives probably was the reason they were able to build this coalition against prop 25. But it does feel like if you look at the kind of universe of all these that that is a bit of an outlier. It was a very complicated questions, so that may have been part of it. So do you think these results could actually encourage state lawmakers to go even further in the future? I do. Although I don't expect to see any dramatic huge reforms come out of the Legislature. I think we'll see what we've seen in years past, which is piecemeal attempts to kind of dismantle some of the harsher sentencing laws. I do think from the outside that we're going to see more pressure from advocacy groups to push the Legislature further. It's worth noting that just before the election The Sisters of Polly class who was one of the crime victims who has really helped spur the three strikes movement in California, came out to say that they want to see reforms and that they are unhappy with the way three strikes when the way their sister's name was used. So lawmakers may not go as far as voters, but they're going to get some pressure. Well, thanks

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Ride-hailing, delivery giants win fight against labor law

The Takeaway

02:53 min | 1 year ago

Ride-hailing, delivery giants win fight against labor law

"Celebrating a big win in California voters. They're overwhelmingly chose to let the ride hailing companies continue treating their drivers in the state as independent contractors, not as employees. NPR Tech correspondent Shannon Bond joins us before we begin. We want to note that uber and left are among NPR is financial supporters. Shannon, I want to start with what this means for the drivers of these companies. Right. So there are hundreds of thousands of drivers here in California, and it means they won't be getting standard employment benefits from thes companies. So things like health insurance paid sick leave overtime pay. Now the state had passed a law extending those benefits to give workers But Californians have now voted to exams. Huber lift and similar acts from the law. However, under the ballot measure that voters just approved Companies will give some limited benefits to drivers, so things like subsidies for health insurance for some drivers, accident insurance and some guarantees about pay. This creates a major essentially exemption to New California law. Is there any word from state officials on that? Well, the state lawmaker who wrote this labor law, she said she and her allies would continue to fight for worker protections. You know that what we're really looking for us to hear from the state attorney general's office? They didn't have any comment, while election results are still being certified, but The attorney general and prosecutors and three big cities here has sued lift in uber earlier this year, trying to force them to comply with this labor law so that this doesn't mean that legal battle is over. But it means that any outcome will be far more limited because of how voters have have chosen Are there any takeaways here about how people should view this industry? Well, you know what? I talked to drivers about this. This ballot measure. Their support or opposition, in many cases hinged on concerns about flexibility. So many of them say they want to choose when and how they work. And the companies have warned that if they had to make drivers employees they would set schedules. They might employ a lot fewer drivers. I think that concerned a lot of people. But really the biggest lesson in this whole battle has been the power of money. So uber lift and food delivery app. Gord Ash, They spent more than $200 million promoting this ballot measure. It was the most expensive campaign over a ballot initiative in California history. You know, here in Berkeley, you know, I was flooded with texts. I got mailers at my house about it. The companies used their APS to lobby drivers and passengers. You know, they put out these claims that the measure was good for drivers. They warned that there would be higher fares longer wait times and like I said, before, you know if they would employ fewer drivers if they had to make the driver's employees And you know all of that money they spent it really seemed to have worked. Californians voted to approve this ballot measure, and it was money well spent for these companies. That's NPR. Shannon Bond. Thanks Thank you.

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Philadelphia - Pennsylvania’s naked ballot problem, explained

WNYC Programming

03:46 min | 1 year ago

Philadelphia - Pennsylvania’s naked ballot problem, explained

"The state Supreme Court recently ruled that naked ballots will not be counted. Katie Myer has been covering this issue in Pennsylvania from member station W Y Y in Philadelphia. Hey there, Katie. Hey, how many other states have similar requirements like this? It turns out 16 states require secrecy ballots, so the one ballot inside of another type of thing. And AH couple. Other states give counties the option to use them if they want, But it's It's a minority of states that do this stuff, and it's kind of unclear. You know how strictly a lot of this stuff is enforced, but a couple of experts I talked to just to get a sense of the situation, said a ruling like Pennsylvania's That says, you have to invalidate ballots if they don't have the secrecy envelope. That's pretty rare. One of the challenges here is that Pennsylvania is a state that's pretty new to the broader mail in voting. Do we have a sense of how many people did this The wrong way? Didn't put their ballot into two different envelopes during this summer's primary. Yeah, it's difficult to get a really accurate number. But we did have sort of, you know a red flag raised from the Philadelphia County commissioners and they're the ones in charge of elections and what they said Wass, based on The numbers of people they've gotten in the past who screwed up the ballot and didn't use the secrecy envelope. They kind of extrapolated that out and said If similar percentages across the state mess it up, we could be looking at around 100,000 ballots being invalidated, and that's the reason my people are kind of freaked out about this because you'll recall back in 2016. President Trump won Pennsylvania by only 44,000 votes. So it is, you know, not an enormous number of ballots, but it is. Ah, definitely big enough to change how you know the election goes in Pennsylvania and you know, as Pennsylvania goes, it's very likely. So goes the country. Right, So that's the steaks here. We're talking about Pennsylvania's probably the most important state, especially for Democrats if they want to keep Trump from from getting 270 electoral votes. I think the third factor here that's worth talking about, and why so many Democrats have freaked out about this possibility is the fact that Democrats So far seem to be much more interested in voting by mail, right? Yeah, that is true, And it's been borne out by polling that we've seen what happens next. What sort of Plans are out there, too, to avoid that worst case scenario, So first of all, I'll say that it's always possible. You know, there's a lot of court challenges flying around. There's a lot of legislative stuff being discussed. It's always possible that something could change. But it looks very likely that this is the reality that we are going to have when the election hits. Really What's up to Democrats. Now? This is what they're already doing is they're trying to just let voters know that this is going to be the case that their ballots will be discarded if they're missing the secrecy envelope. It's been a fairly robust education campaign. They're putting out little videos on social media. They're paying for ads. They are sending out mailers. Things like that. And, you know experts I've talked to say voters from both parties. Screw up their ballots at very, very similar rates, so it's not like Democrats have some sort of innate disadvantage here again. This is seen as a problem for Democrats just because Democrats are more likely to vote by mail period. Katie Myer covering politics for W. H Y in Philadelphia. Thank you very much. Thanks.

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"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

Casual Fridays REI

04:44 min | 1 year ago

"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

"Mailer what am I doing versus the guys that have a Marketing Plan in place and they put the marketing money to get it and they run it out and say, Hey, give me fifteen, thousand, Bouma and five, five, five and five, and they're not sitting there worried about it. They know that they just got a pump the number out to get the return they want. Yeah. Yeah. I was actually talking to somebody today. In new member of ours and hopefully his name's Kenneth He's in for so we went and met hopefully, his name is Kenneth. Hopefully. Hopefully. Yeah. Period his name is Kenneth Okay. Hopefully his name is Kenneth. We're trying to tell like you know he's asking the same normal questions like what? I don't know why people fail or whatever things like that, and it's always the same I people like maybe they have a bad mailer and dwell on it, and then they never bounced back instead of learning what went wrong and how to improve it and do it again right? It's like do one mailer. It doesn't produce the results they want to make one hundred, thousand bucks on it and now they. quit they, give up and. The tarnished you know all of a sudden now landed has done work. Right? It's. Offer doesn't work, but it's the people who can move past that and figure out. What went wrong. What did I do wrong by by fixing that and move important again? Yeah that was one. Glad you said that because one you said making changes moving forward she made a comment to me that a lot of the land investors are trying to move to a postcard. And she was concerned about that 'cause. You GotTa, think these are one of the biggest print shops for direct mail in the country. Postcard mania is their business. That's what they started at. I think they're unruly hundred, hundred million plus a year July was a record month for their company. Record Month in twenty one years that they are twenty plus years business. Wow. So the land people have really helped it out. She goes I never saw slowdown for covid because our guys were still sending out mail or guys and girls were sending out mail. She said the one thing that concerned her because we're kind of like a financial institution you're making an offer is that sh switched to a postcard and you're trying to get somebody's attention with that being a financial offer and I started thinking about that and I was like how many credit card companies? Simi a credit card postcard. Have you ever seen like think about that for a second I don't I don't think so I never have either I've seen like a packages it kind of looked like the Oh, the big blue card, but it's envelope you open it up and it's Kinda. Like a birthday card if you will. But it's never just a single like shiny postcard I think I mentioned that I got a blind offer on a postcard a couple of weeks ago. Did you? Yeah I got one here this last week to and. Who's teaching that I don't know I have no idea..

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"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

Casual Fridays REI

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

"Found new crush. Yeah. In Germany did Harley Davidson breakout custom built? Yeah. Well, you know I've been on A. Trip about getting a new road bike and I've had a really hard time finding I'm like, okay. Let me backtrack. There are countless companies out there who go by GPS? Up fix him up picks them up and then resell them. You're thinking it Starwood or something. That you thought it'd be countless places to do it with the Harley's but I just I've been google search and like crazy trying to find that here in the states are locally or something, and I can't every single time I search it leads back to this company in Germany Thunder Bikes Command they make some crazy sex stuff and I came to you what we think of cost shipped over here. It's a price you said done. It's almost done. Yeah. You need to reach out to them because I don't even know what those cost yeah. Well, it's in. The euro at the. Priced I thought it was a pound but it's a year I looked okay and they weren't terribles twenty, six, thousand euros, which is I think that exchange rate when I looked was a one euro was equal to dollar fourteen. Yeah. Okay. Well, okay. I while I hear you looking at that I'm sitting here trying to decide if I need to buy stretchy pants..

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"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

Casual Fridays REI

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"mailer" Discussed on Casual Fridays REI

"Your your meals delivered, it doesn't matter for hidden five days or eight days. It's not it's not a big deal. So I've seen in some of the forum some of the guys get a little excited and some of the girls getting a little cited the postal service is slow down. It's GONNA screw our business. No, it's not. The breaks. Take a breath. Stink about. Well. As land investors, it should be on us to keep the mail service open right if they're slowing down, we just need to put more males. Yeah. This is on you folks in the security companies and the roofers and like locations in real terms would just need to put it out there. Just do it just do it and I know. I. Get examples I think anytime you have a service you provide and you can get to a certain type of person with your list. You know if it's a direct to business thing or direct to property owner type service anytime, you can get to somebody like that. Using the mail method you have an advantage to somebody else now they may not it. It may not yield you. Your product may not have the the margin it needs but get your name out there. Goal opened your eyes maybe you have will side vessels for maybe want to try something different hopefully that the got away make direct mail work because it will and then not to be a little plug but it's definitely a little plug. Make sure you're using rocket print and casual Fridays to get the mail at the door. Anyway. That's it for guys. Hope you enjoyed it as always just a favourite facebook instagram to give a like swallow guzzles a subscribe, and then go to. I tunes go to Stitcher. Ever. You're listening to us like Arabian subscribe to the show. Appreciate it. Later guys..

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Texas Sues Houston's Harris County To Stop It From Sending All Voters Applications For Mail-In Ballots

Charlie Parker

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Texas Sues Houston's Harris County To Stop It From Sending All Voters Applications For Mail-In Ballots

"Filed suit in Harris County to stop the county clerk from sending unsolicited vote by mail applications to 2.4 million registered voters. Harris County Clerk Chris Holland's doesn't see mailing out vote by mail applications to 2.4 million registered voters as a violation of law. He sees the Mass mailer as an effort to make voters aware of their options during the current health crisis. Voting by mail is the safest way to cast your vote. We encourage you to make your own health assessment to determine if you qualified. A vote by the attorney general. Paxton says Hollings knowingly violated election laws by sending applications to those not eligible. His spokesman, Alejandro Garcia is blatant violation of undermines our Election security and integrity. Chris Fox News

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Upgrade Promises Are Improving - Samsung and Microsoft's upgrade commitments,

All About Android

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Upgrade Promises Are Improving - Samsung and Microsoft's upgrade commitments,

"Our conversation last week on Os upgrades is apparently. Taken a turn. In the sense that we've actually got some news from Samsung. which we were talking about last week as not being the best on the soft software update track record. So Samsung actually announced that it will now support three major upgrades on all of its premium devices dating back to the Galaxy s Chen and galaxy note ten series, all of its full lables, many of its recent series devices, a tab as six and a seven series tablets and it's it's getting some people happy. I. I you know some people are lauding. This is a great move in the right direction Now, the just to kind of given example of how these upgrades are going to work the galaxy s twenty, which launched this past February with Andrew Ten, it will get updates guaranteed from Samsung through android thirteen. So you're good for three more versions of Android if you went out and bought that flagship phone That's exciting news in sort of okay. Before we move onto the next sorry I'm stumbling over myself because there are a couple of other companies that also committed to this. But I just I just WanNa get a commentary for my for my co hosts here on how you guys feel about that news that came out after kind of the. The tirade of comments that came in, you know because we had like the no was announced but the thing that Kinda gets you know shoved onto the rug is the fact that maybe Samsung is in the best. Kids. I mean I think that. I think that what I've learned over the past week from some e-mailers who wrote in are definitely Samsung fans is that sometimes maybe we don't give Samsung enough credit for certain things I will admit that Samsung First. All I will just say full stop. This is awesome news and a company like Samsung doing this shines bright light off at as an example for other companies that will hopefully follow in their footsteps. Samsung is by and large android for a lot of people out there definitely the most successful. Maker of android handsets whether they advertise their android handsets are not they're running android. So they kind of carry that flag as most popular android device maker. So for them to say three full version updates of support like that's remarkable. That's awesome. I wish I always wish it was more, but I can't help it but I mean you know to to basically say we're launching this phone with android ten and you're gonNA get android thirteen through android thirteen guaranteed. That's awesome. That, also sets the I mean we we talk about what is the lifespan of these phones and if right if you're going by a west releases and Google been releasing an android update yearly now so Samsung is basically saying that their phones have a shelf life of three years. Or maybe four if you had the fourth year after the Third Update, right? Yeah Right. Exactly. Yeah. So far and I mean that's that's saying something. You know I guess the question I have is then okay on some of these phones are you going to get to year four and get the update and then the phone just sluggish and slow and everything like what will the performance be for years down the line with updates, crossing fingers that it's still really good. You know the especially with the Samsung's premium. Devices I mean they're loading stuff with twelve gigs of Ram the most current processor they're gonNA last it's maybe the lower. The lower tier models may be the the the A model devices that I'm kind of wondering how those are going to last you know three or four years down the line, but nonetheless a guarantee that it's going to support for that long. Awesome. I. Think there a little consternation last week you know on on kind of giving Samsung. A bit of a hard time about updates in I mean I I fully realized that's based on historical context they are doing better now they have improved. It's just they were doing pretty darn bad for quite a long time. So I better from them. It's it's kind of like what happens when somebody's doing poorly then just does what you expect of them. That is that's something. Is that something that you credit? You know? Totally totally that's why. I'm sure that email is would disagree but floor. Well I do think. So just like a super quick Google search, just kind of brought up that the last couple of versions of the Galaxy series, the flagship phone, they have the Galaxy S I should say they have received suffer updates of up to four years. I. Think the Galaxy S. Six and seven. This year was the last year that they received an update. So I don't think the problem was at Samsung wasn't updating the phones in eventuality. This news is great. Optics it's great to say we are going to do updates for this long by our phones. But we also have to look at the track record and also again I know we bring this up all the time but take into consideration with the carriers are going to do with this particular information because of a carrier has a B and C on version of android that has to take some sort of precedent preference in. Software Development before the ANDROID OS can? Be updated on the Samsung phones so I just. I know it's all like good news, very happy about it, but I also don't want to be very quick to run and say, yes, congratulations. Thank you so much. So happy. You Know I. Guess I'm getting to a little bit of skepticism, but there were a couple of other companies announced updates as well. So just to kind of bring them into the fold here, Microsoft announced that its surface do android foldable will receive three years of Os insecurity updates as well. So if you were wondering if You should spend that thirteen hundred dollars because you're stuck at home with nothing to do, and you need something to just bring you a quick sense of joy. Why, not you get three years of updates for the surface tablet

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Upgrade Promises Are Improving

All About Android

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Upgrade Promises Are Improving

"Our conversation last week on Os upgrades is apparently. Taken a turn. In the sense that we've actually got some news from Samsung. which we were talking about last week as not being the best on the soft software update track record. So Samsung actually announced that it will now support three major upgrades on all of its premium devices dating back to the Galaxy s Chen and galaxy note ten series, all of its full lables, many of its recent series devices, a tab as six and a seven series tablets and it's it's getting some people happy. I. I you know some people are lauding. This is a great move in the right direction Now, the just to kind of given example of how these upgrades are going to work the galaxy s twenty, which launched this past February with Andrew Ten, it will get updates guaranteed from Samsung through android thirteen. So you're good for three more versions of Android if you went out and bought that flagship phone That's exciting news in sort of okay. Before we move onto the next sorry I'm stumbling over myself because there are a couple of other companies that also committed to this. But I just I just WanNa get a commentary for my for my co hosts here on how you guys feel about that news that came out after kind of the. The tirade of comments that came in, you know because we had like the no was announced but the thing that Kinda gets you know shoved onto the rug is the fact that maybe Samsung is in the best. Kids. I mean I think that. I think that what I've learned over the past week from some e-mailers who wrote in are definitely Samsung fans is that sometimes maybe we don't give Samsung enough credit for certain things I will admit that Samsung First. All I will just say full stop. This is awesome news and a company like Samsung doing this shines bright light off at as an example for other companies that will hopefully follow in their footsteps. Samsung is by and large android for a lot of people out there definitely the most successful. Maker of android handsets whether they advertise their android handsets are not they're running android. So they kind of carry that flag as most popular android device maker. So for them to say three full version updates of support like that's remarkable. That's awesome. I wish I always wish it was more, but I can't help it but I mean you know to to basically say we're launching this phone with android ten and you're gonNA get android thirteen through android thirteen guaranteed. That's awesome. That, also sets the I mean we we talk about what is the lifespan of these phones and if right if you're going by a west releases and Google been releasing an android update yearly now so Samsung is basically saying that their phones have a shelf life of three years. Or maybe four if you had the fourth year after the Third Update, right? Yeah Right. Exactly. Yeah. So far and I mean that's that's saying something. You know I guess the question I have is then okay on some of these phones are you going to get to year four and get the update and then the phone just sluggish and slow and everything like what will the performance be for years down the line with updates, crossing fingers that it's still really good. You know the especially with the Samsung's premium. Devices I mean they're loading stuff with twelve gigs of Ram the most current processor they're gonNA last it's maybe the lower. The lower tier models may be the the the A model devices that I'm kind of wondering how those are going to last you know three or four years down the line, but nonetheless a guarantee that it's going to support for that long. Awesome. I. Think there a little consternation last week you know on on kind of giving Samsung. A bit of a hard time about updates in I mean I I fully realized that's based on historical context they are doing better now they have improved. It's just they were doing pretty darn bad for quite a long time. So I better from them. It's it's kind of like what happens when somebody's doing poorly then just does what you expect of them. That is that's something. Is that something that you credit? You know? Totally totally that's why. I'm sure that email is would disagree but floor. Well I do think. So just like a super quick Google search, just kind of brought up that the last couple of versions of the Galaxy series, the flagship phone, they have the Galaxy S I should say they have received suffer updates of up to four years. I. Think the Galaxy S. Six and seven. This year was the last year that they received an update. So I don't think the problem was at Samsung wasn't updating the phones in eventuality. This news is great. Optics it's great to say we are going to do updates for this long by our phones. But we also have to look at the track record and also again I know we bring this up all the time but take into consideration with the carriers are going to do with this particular information because of a carrier has a B and C on version of android that has to take some sort of precedent preference in. Software Development before the ANDROID OS can? Be updated on the Samsung phones so I just. I know it's all like good news, very happy about it, but I also don't want to be very quick to run and say, yes, congratulations. Thank you so much. So happy. You Know I. Guess I'm getting to a little bit of skepticism, but there were a couple of other companies announced updates as well. So just to kind of bring them into the fold here, Microsoft announced that its surface do android foldable will receive three years of Os insecurity updates as well. So if you were wondering if You should spend that thirteen hundred dollars because you're stuck at home with nothing to do, and you need something to just bring you a quick sense of joy. Why, not you get three years of updates for the surface tablet

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How to Use Crystals & EOs Together

The Essential Oil Revolution

06:12 min | 2 years ago

How to Use Crystals & EOs Together

"I'm here with Haley Crowley who's the founder of whimsy and wellness? Haley. Believes in making wellness, simple, lighthearted and fun four years ago. She began making these really beautiful essential oil labels as a way to distract yourself from wondering when she would get pregnant again, armed with a silhouette cameo machine and a roll of vinyl. Haley sold the first whimsey and wellness products out of a tiny oetzi shop since. then. She's grown into a full family business with three kiddos running circles around her desk. Haley, on a mission to help people use crystals and essential oils in their every day life and make it fun in the process. Haley. Welcome to the show or so glad you're here. Thank you so much for having me I. Love Envisioning Your Kids just certainly on your on your desk because I have to myself. Just today we were packing up, you know mailers, sit out and just chilling out, help me stuff envelopes and it's fun to have a family business and it's also very chaotic. So I imagine you use some oils now and then to keep it calm. Yeah that's exactly right I. mean they're helping with like air quotes helping it really. Twenty Times longer but it's good they feel so important. Yes. Well. You said that you started making your beautiful pretty labels to distract yourself from wondering when you wouldn't get pregnant again is that part of your story tell me more about that yeah. So I started using oils actually as a way to like sent Christmas gifts like the that I was making I wanted to find a natural way to sent them, and so that's what started. Me With oils and then fast forward a couple of years. It was after our second miscarriage and I was like, I need something to do. I was in between jobs at the time and so I was like I'm GonNa. Just start this little at seaside thing to give me something to do and maybe bring a little bit of income like on the side for our family. And after a couple of months because we were one of the first essential accessory shops, it just took off and it just kept growing and growing and I kept working and it kept growing was that that was in two, thousand sixteen. So. Been Four Years Yeah and my husband now works fulltime with me and it's just getting more than I ever imagined. That's awesome. Well, this is not the topic of our interview today I want to get to crystals and oils soon, but I couldn't help it just pick up on the fact that you were using your side hustle a little bit as a therapy. You know let me need to distract myself I need to do something I just relate to that so much when I became a mom I really struggled with postpartum depression and doesn't that transition into parenthood was like a huge shock for me and along can of worms and long story we won't. Get into. But when I started, it was partly the reason besides from just sheer financial need that I started my business and it made me feel so much better. It made me feel like I'm pouring myself into something. It's mine. It's an outlet gifts. Me Gets me talking to other people it just really saved me away. So just related to that that aspect for she absolutely, and just what you said, I talk about that too like I felt like Lynsey wellness gave me purpose kind of like what you said like it gives me purpose and at the time I didn't think I was GONNA. Feel that until you know I, had a baby or babies but. With us it's crazy. It's almost the opposite, but it says such similar feelings. It's really interesting. It's funny. How per I? Mean we I think we are capable of having multiple purposes in one lifetime and even. More than one at the same time and sometimes that's what I need. I need more than one thing happening or I go crazy. So. Yes. Well, how did you start using crystals and essential oils together? Yes. So after I had seen wellness, we started with bottles and labels and. I was looking at product. I don't know what I was looking at but somehow I stumbled across these premade perfume blends and I saw on them. They had the roller top instead of it being like glass or stainless steel. It was made out of a gemstone a crystal and I was like, that's so cool like I want that for my customers who I know don't want to buy the perfume, they put their own oils in it. So I searched and searched and searched for so long five or six months to find a supplier. For these to offer them and it was so hard to find one without a little hole in it because all the stones at that size were spacey right and so I finally found a supplier and was hand making those on my couch watching TV at nighttime and everybody loved them. So I went to Tucson is the world's largest gem and mineral show that they hold once a year. I went there in search of a supplier that could make these for me because I couldn't do it myself anymore. And I didn't find that. But instead, I saw these giant piles of tiny crystals. And I was like those would fit inside of a roller bottle right and I had seen other people do that again in their own blends house like I wonder if people would like that as an option to and so I had no idea if people were actually going to like it but I was like well, I have to get something while I'm here I came all the way here. So I bought them and carried them in my carry on backpack and got stopped at security. But I think they're used to it because the gem show, but it was just so funny I'm like anyway. When? Oil Convention you know all TSA agents are like Oh yeah. There must be another oil convention that's. Smelt. Exactly yeah. They're used to it with the crystal show and so anyway fast forward to now everybody really loved that and just along the way I started of course learning more and more about crystals and just kind of doing my own research I feel like when I started this, there wasn't a ton of research like information out there about using oils and crystals together. So I felt like I just kind of research from a Bunch of different places in kind of put together my own I own research, my

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New York congressman caught on hot mic at protest event: "If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care"

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04:43 min | 2 years ago

New York congressman caught on hot mic at protest event: "If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care"

"Christina of all the Democrats in the New York City congressional delegation and officially they're all up for re nomination tonight why is Eliot Engel the wind who's the biggest target for the progressive wing who in fact in New York City New York times says is the most endangered incumbent in America well I think that you know angle is has been framed as is absentee on the job and I think that we walk around the district and we talked to quite a few voters they think that he's spending far too much time in Washington DC and is essentially lost touch with his community and his constituents over the three plus decades he's been in office and so we remember twenty eighteen and that's how A. O. C. was able to be successful by doing the hard work pressing the flesh pounding pavement knocking on doors and articulating a message in a vision for the district why should we be one of the poorest districts in you know not just New York state but in the country why should we have someone who seems as though he's more concerned with his friends and colleagues in Washington DC if not of the residents of New York and so that compounded with just a few weeks ago when congressman Engel was caught with a hot night essentially saying you know I wouldn't be here if I didn't have a primary I think those those factors all present the interesting night that we just Macy I have that clip and I'm gonna play it this is a gaffe caught on an open Mike made by angle that might be impacting this race he was waiting for his turn to speak at a black lives matter of police reform rally when he said when everyone else if I didn't have a primary I wouldn't care and here's a short sound bite of Bowman for people who haven't heard his voice reacting to angle because he hasn't run a strong campaign that's connected with the people and and is built on deep relationships and love for the community all we could do is attack can send mailers and and take this dark money and you know and run these commercials but the people know the difference to people know we're rooted in love and support and that what that will never go away so so Bridget the hot my calf I wouldn't care if I didn't have a primary there is a possible benign explanation for this in the context of the crowded stage he was on and that's that he didn't mean he wouldn't care about the issue he wouldn't care about making sure he got the microphone time if he didn't have a primary it is that when he says he meant and how big a deal has this proven to be so far if you could tell you know I think the challenge with this as of course comes after some reports about how angle was so absent from the district throughout the corona virus pandemic and so once those stories were have been out there and that that issue became an issue in this race and then we had George Floyd killed by police protests in the streets and then this black lives matter protest it it is a difficult hot Mike moment to explain away and PS why does anybody think that Mike's are non when they're in front of them maybe were radio people so we just always assume the make it a lot but like you know you would think it was not this is a long serving representative at a public event and so the the setting and the timing and and all of these factors just made for a bad situation but this is a fascinating race to watch the book the Bronx Westchester stir border and and how did the vote is going to play out on either side of this district you know I'm still seeing tweets as of now showing lines at poll sites in Yonkers earlier this morning Brian on your show when I was on and you had a voter who couldn't find his poll site we I followed up with with Bruce and he was a voter in Yonkers and he after we after we found out that the Westchester County Board of elections polls that look up function was not working we called we found out where his full site was it sounded like it was a a new location for him and then he told the board of elections after that he was going to vote absentee and then he was told much to my chagrin that he couldn't do that because the postmark deadline was for the day before and so I had to tell them no act you can still vote today so a lot of confusion up

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"mailer" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

14:35 min | 2 years ago

"mailer" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Good moral everybody happy Sunday to you hopefully you are making the most of your corona virus induced quarantines I'm Frank Marino thanks for joining me in my continuing effort to give you interesting things to listen to watch and read I cannot recommend it strongly enough the last book that I finished it's called in another place it's written by Susan mailer if that name sounds familiar there's a reason because in another place is a book by Susan mailer and sort of the subtitle of it is with and without my father Norman Mailer and now we're fortunate to be able to have Susan on with us for the entire hour she's a fascinating fascinating person and but when I first picked up this book I assumed that because I was interested in Norman Mailer his writings and even more than his writings his personality and his history I assume this would be a book but I'd be interested in and if you listen to this challenge you heard my prior interviews with Norman's son John buffalo mailer and other mailers friends like Richard Stratton you know that you know I'm into that kind of thing you may not be however when I devoured this book it reads so compelling way not just for Norman Mailer fans but for people that are interested in twentieth century history for people that are interested in life in Mexico for people that are interested in Chile for people that are interested in coming of age at a time in all of those places where it was difficult to do so for anybody that's ever had issues with their father their mother or their six step mothers okay maybe the latter of which some of you can't relate to but it is a fast eating memoir in its own right even if your not a mailer fan or if you're not interested in Norman Mailer so I can't recommend the book in another place highly enough and I am just thrilled to be able to say good morning to Susan Mehler Susan thanks so much for for joining me this morning and thanks for inviting me I'm very happy to be on your show Frank and that's a great introduction so she's in are we talking I know some of the year you're in Chile there the times of the year you're in the United States where we talking you from right now I'm in San Diego in Chile in my house under quarantine the hearings on Capitol so we'll talk a little bit later I hope about how you ended up living in Chile but what is quarantine like over there a lot of new Yorkers in a lot of people listening around the rest of the country are having a tough enough time dealing with quarantine here a lot of people complaining about things like internet outages or long lines at the grocery store what's quarantine like for people in Chile right now well Sir for people for some people it's easier than for others as usual it's easier for people who have who could stay home and work from home and it's much harder for people who have to go to work there are certain areas of the city that are taught that they have total quarantine where I lived for example we were able to go out for two weeks unless we're going to the grocery or to the pharmacy we have to get sports special permission for that but for people who work and take the subway and cannot do it online it's been it's been quite a hardship but I think it's been the same in the states I think that's probably the main difference between what's happening in New York for example on what's happening here in Santiago is that the government and the centralized government the president and the minister of health and the minister of treasury they have all gotten together and they come out with a package of that will help people as what's what's been done in the states but also with very strict measures it's not stayed home if you can or we would prefer if you didn't go out if you have to stay home and if you don't stay home we will give you we will get we will find that kind of thing all right so in that way it's that much clearer now thank you you know one of the things that I've tried to make the most of in this situation is catching up on a lot of reading in your book has made that very very easy and I'm eager to talk with you about some of the really remarkable stories that you share in in this book but a lot of this book is about your relationship with your father Norman Mailer now as I mentioned Norman Mailer was a terrific writer terrific personality was a mayoral candidate was one of the great talk television talk show guests of all time but there is a whole younger generation of listeners listing that our program right now who believe or not may actually not be familiar with with Norman Mailer if you were explaining Norman Mailer to a stranger how would you begin to describe him what he did we was well he was a great novelist to begin with he was a man of his times I would say that that was probably the most important thing about him is that the thing that stood out most about him he had an opinion about everything that was happening in the United States all the major things that happen in the state's women's liberation what he thought was a fascist the station I don't know exactly how to say it the United States was going towards the right he was talking about this way back in the sixties the military industrial complex he talked about the dangers of plastic the dangers of waste the dangers of of the ecosystem I mean he had an opinion about all that cancer so I would say that he was a man who had who was the voice of the United States to the voice of very pleasant voice and I think we miss we miss them I know I miss them now where he would have a lot to say about iris about the president imagine I can't imagine yeah so your dad has not been with us for about thirteen years he is the one that the world has seemingly been fascinated with him for over half a century you could have written this book I'm sure at any time what made you choose to write this book now I can tell by some of the stories that you focus on in here this must have been a very emotional journey for you to take and I I'm sure in spite of your training as a psychoanalyst not necessarily an easy one what made you choose to write this book now well I don't think I could have written this book while he was alive and then I think comes through in the book about what he was he was a an important and I'm the president presence he was his shadow covered everything and so for me to even think of writing something that would that would be that would be published about him was probably unthinkable as a matter of fact I never it never even occurred to me I didn't want to be a writer I didn't want to write any anything that has to do with literature I wrote psychoanalytic papers that were published in journals but I never really had any desire to be a writer and much less worried about him but after he died and a few things happened after he died a few years later I was a keynote speaker at the Norman Mailer society conference and I had to write I have I wrote a piece about what he would take me to the ballpark to Mexico because I grew up in Mexico with my mother who after him married unless I read I asked about that and I agree with compelling story it's so easy and so what what I was writing it I thought well this is something that most Norman Mailer fans Norman Mailer scholars don't know all of the time that he would spend the next three blocks out of the year he would come and visit me and when we were going to both sides so I wrote about that and and I really enjoyed writing it and he came back to me he had been dead for about five years and six years and he came back to me and I felt I think I can do this I I want to do and it was the first time I ever had a desire to write something longer than a piece and so that that's how I started writing the memoir I know your father should have burst onto the literary scene will be became the best selling novelist in America with his very first book and that was something that he released in is in is in his twenties and it puts him in a pretty unique category of someone who achieved an incredible amount of fame with with the naked and the dead in his twenties now there's been a few people who achieve that kind of fame and success at an early age maybe people like Orson Welles William Shatner as folks like Katy Perry the Alexander Graham Bell but for most people this degree of fame comes after years of slaving away and toiling in the you know kind of the literary field I'm wondering what do you think that did to the rest of his life do you think that degree of fame at that early in age made him a different man a different writer a different father different husband than he otherwise would have been absolutely absolutely like letting his biographer wrote a book his biography called a double life and he he survived his life before and after the negative again I think the naked and the dead on the scene that he had to go through this but all of a sudden it was immediate change since he became he became a celebrity he became a household name after a while he changed as a husband he and my mother were at work for partners they had a pretty good marriage I mean I don't know I don't think they have a great marriage but they had a very good marriage in terms of being intellectual partners she helped them with the naked and the dead she kept all his letters and after he became famous all he wanted to do was to go out with other women to sleep with other women and finally that and they want their marriage plus that my mother couldn't stand being the message that's one thing that changed and then I think also being in the being a soldier in the second World War being in the Philippines I think they changed the law because before that he was a coddled young intellectual who'd gone to Harvard Jewish skinny short five foot six of the three years for a funny looking he was good looking but he was also funny because he was so skinny and when he came back from the war she was she had been with very tough guys from Texas from Arkansas to the south and he had learned to that being tough is something very important and that you have to toughen up to be somebody in the world and to make it in the world and that it wasn't just gonna be his mom his wife and all the people who love them who are going to be pushing him along and so after that I think he developed a tough guy persona it was after the war and then when he became famous then he is like really bloomed and it and it grew as as he got older that tough guy persona he developed it more more more more although once in a while the sweet Jewish guidance the shy guy that he used to be would come out specially when he was with his family with us whose kids we had a great so he could be very sensitive he could be very thoughtful it could be a lot but he was very loving at times and so the the tough guy it was something that he that he developed but the other would come out once in awhile all right you alluded to the fact that people just waking up we're talking with Susan mailer she is not only the daughter of Norman Mailer which couldn't the eldest child of Norman Mailer could not have been an easy burden to carry for her but she's also the author of a terrific new book which if you're interested in reading a great memoir is really so terrific that's called in another place within without my father Norman Mailer I'm shooting you you alluded to the fact that once your parents split up you live half the year in Mexico and then half the year here in New York it's plain to us what that was like for you you referenced your father's double life in some ways this kind of split existence had to be the toughest thing in the world for you to separate groups of childhood friends to cultivate a head to trying to do activities with a step father and step mother dealing with siblings and step siblings in two different countries and needless to say the two different languages involved trying give folks a picture if you can of what that was like living in two different worlds at such a young age like this you know kids get used to things very easily I I went to Mexico when I was about a year and a half almost and I had my second birthday there so even though I think English is my first language in terms of emotionally speaking and mentally of Spanish was the first language I actually spoke growing up in two very different cultures is not an easy thing and that's one of the that's one of the points that I wanted to make in the book that I felt would talk to people who have grown up in different in different places as many people in the United States will come from us from Latin America and South America and moved to the United States and and live a double life they live a life at home and they live a life outside of the home and school so for me it was actually being in Mexico being a little blunt.

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Should there be a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments?

Lars Larson

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Should there be a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments?

"Is should we put a temporary moratorium on rent and mortgages my short answer to that is no not at this point I don't think it's necessary I don't think it's advisable it's not very smart but a lot of colors a lot of the mailers end some pieces being written by liberal pundits have said why don't we just freeze mortgages for a while well how long is awhile a month six months a year I'm sure that some god look I'd like to not pay my mortgage but no my answer that is now it's a

Author Michael Murphy on 'Golf in the Kingdom'

GOLF.com Podcast

14:12 min | 2 years ago

Author Michael Murphy on 'Golf in the Kingdom'

"This is Alan ship. I am delighted to be joined by Michael Murphy author of Golf in the Kingdom still going strong eighty nine Michael. Thank you for doing this well. It's a pleasure. You have such a unique place in the game Euro Golfing Kindo as in your early forties. I'M NOT GONNA say it was a Lark but it was a you're not you're not a Gulf writer. You're not a novelist it just emerged from you in ever. Since you've been this Oracle you've been this grand old man of letters in the game you you tell shape how think about it. So are you still tickled that all these years later people are still finding this novel enjoying it? Well I I love it. I could say channel that because it was not only the first book I wrote the First Book I never tried to ride and I started it as I was turning forty and it was published in one thousand nine hundred ninety two forty seven years ago so when I was forty one so here we are now forty eight years later and it has. His Life Taught Me. I could ride so that in itself was an enormous pleasure and a big force to shape by subsequent life. I never thought of myself as a writer. My brother Was the designated writer in our family might and he had been a successful novelist and my grandfather had delivered John. Steinbeck and Salinas or you and I were both born and You know rules can get us. Signed the kids growing up and I was supposed to be a doctor and Than the more for me Thought I'd be a psychiatrist. And then got to Stanford and found myself in class on comparative religions of that led me to the philosophy and the way of life that shaped me ever since when I was nineteen and twenty but never along the way there was thought. Start writing books so anyway. When I sat down to write this book really did come in a flood. And it's Been living in me ever since I've written eight books now but that one If it were to be one of my children Children it would be among my books. It was my first child by far the most successful and I would say influential. Books are mysterious things. I like to say sometimes. Ufo's identified writing objects you W os or you are os. Son identified reading objects that can open worlds to people. And that's what's actually happened with this book with golf in the Kingdom one of the things about our shared hometown of Salinas which is just a dusty little farming community in the Central Valley known to John. Steinbeck doesn't have that much else to recommend it. It's not that far from pebble. Beach Golf links which figures prominently in my life story and and was important part of Gulf education. So tell us about your early days of playing pebble with with your brother and of course guys would haunt the Cosby Klanbake back. When he was really a big deal with Hogan snead Nelson and Bing crosby's the star in the world so is important from Stamford but it starts with your golf education before that while. That's right I mean we've had very fortunate childhoods you and I and my brother and Yes we would there be there at the crosby so I get to follow Ben Hogan around and watched him up close and personal before and after his accident. Which was in I guess January of Nineteen forty-nine so he missed that whole year in the hospital but he used to partner with Bing crosby and that was fun and Johnny Weissmuller who was the Great Olympic champion of became Tarzan. And the movies anyway. It was those great events and of course plane pebble which to this day remains by far my favorite course and it has to be. I mean there's of course in the world I think more beautiful than pebble. There are others that when you look at them would be beautiful. But to match the incredible range of moods it gets into with the shifting light the shifting fog the filaments of fog that cut across the fairways and all but anyway quyen pebble seen Some of the players in particular Hogan up close definitely was an influence on on golfing. The King wrote about it will hoge himself makes a handful of cameos in the text. Including what was it? The moved you so much about him well his magnetism on the course then he won eight out of eleven majors. He played over that period from forty eight to fifty through fifty three and he After the accident he paid just eighteen tournaments through fifty-three thickening one ten of them. He won virtually every major so he was the top of the game. He was to golf then way. Tiger Woods has been also the quality of his presence and when he would crack this out Just by the second hole at pebble for those who have been developed. Now it's then built up but there was a big field of practice in the pros as well as the onlookers. Got To sit down and watch him. Maybe there'd be hundred. Fifty people big big arena there watching him practice and it was a sight to behold because he had an immense repertoire of shots to fade to draw low high and the silence and that meant a huge impression on me and. I'm sure that as I sat down to write though I didn't plot the book or shape the book deliberately around him that influence. I'm sure was like an acorn growing into this conscious. Us of what the game could be as a kind of If you WANNA call it Yogi you can call it contemporary. You can call Chamonix even exercise golf itself is what in the eastern martial arts. Would you could call a Kata which is a series of movements. That trigger it is said are esoteric anatomy that is the complete person we are both in the flesh and in our soul are in the consciousness itself and golf swing. You could argue is an unnatural. Act It's not like running or throwing which are species learn to do and could do To survive. But you don't take a tee up a ball and hit it at the on charging tiger you know as a member of the tribe so it's an acquired skill that requires the most gypsum concentration and commitment to play it. Well and for this reason he and other reasons it evokes corresponding states of mind which can be interfered with with strong emotions whether rage or grief or sorrow which can produce by this fiendish challenge to get this small ball into this tiny hole and to go after four five hours over the course of four miles. You know. It's on the face of an absurdity. A why are we doing this? And that can occur to while playing. Why am I doing this but you do it? And you have these incredible pleasures and experiences and then as I've discovered through Responding to the book experience you have to call super-normal Mr Cool or cold. In other words the game can do that and It helps to be in a beautiful place like Pebble Beach. The you bring to this conversation. Just leaps off the page. I mean that's I think why the book is in bird because as you say it's this pursuit of ours is is maddening. It makes no sense but we do it anyway. And we were able to put a voice to having a correspondent. Brad faxon about the book and he said what I love about it is it made it okay to to speak of these things and you gave us in vocabulary to this experience at the golfers of had. But I you can get those tools so you matriculate to Stanford and as a fellow Salinas Person. I know it's not the most open minded place to Nag towns little conservative. But you have sort of a life altering experience stafford and what exactly happened well. I was so inspired by this professor. Frederic Spiegelberg he them a born and raised in Germany and Taught was teaching Stanford Comparative Religions so I got exposed to eastern philosophy and meditation contemplation than and particularly the world view of Indian philosopher. A named Sheera window who had been educated in England very elite education. His family had instructed his patrons in England never to let him speak any Indian language so he wanted to English but he was a philosopher and writer kind of a renaissance figure and developed a worldview. That's been the most basic influence on me. There are many influences of prompted me to do what I've done and of course the mystery is. Why chose this story? I could have gotten so many other directions but I consider myself very lucky. A Norman Mailer. The writer argued that every aspiring writer is given one free one by God and that was my free one and it was the first one and it in turn golf in the kingdom has shown me that this birth of new capacities is much more common than most people realize because immediately upon publication people started letting me know about their mystical experiences called experiences on golf courses. I wrote the book on some inspiration but I if you had asked me then that people would be having experiences you know immediately lawyer. New York wrote to me and was just couldn't get over this book. It helped him understand that. How on this particular occasion he'd been standing on the T. of four hundred yard and there were no players between him and his forces have been the green said he could see clear. A ball marker the size of a dime on this whole quarter of a mile away. Two of his playing partner couldn't even see the green. I got it was there. So he wondered. Is this the sort of thing you're talking about or a woman rights to me right away and says the yearbook helped me in? Because not long ago I was playing the eighteenth hole of at my Country Club as the sun was setting and when we got to the green the sun had set but it was still shining through the green and I felt that maybe this was some after glow on my is some retinal shock or something but when they went into the clubhouse who shining through the walls and it shown like that for three days and I was in an exaltation and thank you for writing the book because I found author who bite understand this experience so when you then I started getting these things. It pushed me in the direction of seeing the genius of sport to elicit this experience but not reported by sportswriters very often. You know there've been a few writers who have glimpsed this John Updike. He recognized this and Bernard Darwin. You know the great writer grandson. Charles Darwin he read the links of either down one of his short stories. I mean he certainly could see it. The mystery of golf by Arnold Hall Taint. So there's been a vein of golf writing that shows this power of the game not only to enchant but to reveal these capacities so that in turn has led me into other sports. And so I've been out to meet with coaches and players of ever since about what you would call the inner game of Sport and that Inter has led me to appreciate how prevalent it is in everyday life but not commonly discussed and recognized until recently. Thank you God for giving me go for the Kingdom as my first book.

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DC Board of Elections mails voter registration cards with wrong date for primary election

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

DC Board of Elections mails voter registration cards with wrong date for primary election

"He sees board of elections said out voter registration cards this week with the incorrect date for DC's primary election the mailer misstated that the primary date is June sixteenth the correct date is Tuesday June second the incorrect registration cards listed primary election days as the third Tuesday in June which was the law until last year the DC council moved the date to the first Tuesday of June for twenty twenty the board of elections says that it regrets the error and it's got a correction in all future communications a spokesperson for the board says the five thousand mailers were sent out last week with the wrong

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"mailer" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"mailer" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happened in its Eric J Olson? Wow did I. I make a really bad decision recently. Here's how it goes. I have a mailing list of three hundred and sixty one people people where I've interacted with them in the past or their customers or clients or somehow I got their name and their mailing address. That's their actual physical mailing address and business related so there's three hundred and sixty one of them and for a while is just like thinking about sending a letter to them and finally when I decided to do it. All right well let me get a quote to see what is going to cost to get these printed and and stopped and stand emerald and the quote came back seven hundred and fifty bucks before postage postage would be roughly two hundred and fifty dollars. There's only last but the whole thing was going to cost a thousand bucks and I was like wow thousand bucks. That just seems ridiculous. I've got a printer right here. Why don't I just print them up? Like I have in the past well in the past. I didn't print that large of a quantity of letters and envelopes ups. The letter that I wrote up has the person's name on it and then obviously the envelope does as well. So you have to stacks of printed material that have to align meaning that the person who's at the top of the pile for the letter has to be the same person at the top for the pal for the envelopes. And then the second letter and envelope or the same match setter all the way down three hundred sixty one down well just printing the letter itself like doing the mail merge between the actual lists and the template for the letter and then printed that off that's like a whole day just printing the letter took the whole day and when I say hold on I mean like six hours of de sucked while it is suck as bad as the next two days so so for the next two days I printed the envelopes and it was a nightmare number one. The envelopes kept getting jammed and every time they got jammed and I'd have to restart the print program to reprint the one that got jammed and sometimes the envelopes would go through crooked like it was pulled into the printer at an angle and all of a sudden. The print block with the person's name and address is at an angle on the envelope and crap other time into smeared. So I had to reprint it but I can only put it in. Maybe like ten envelopes at a time as always constantly feeding the printer when it ran out envelopes. That's not the worst part. That's a whole day right there. The worst part was that when I took the envelopes out ten envelopes at a time I started to stack them up. And I didn't realize until about three quarters of the way through I was stacking them up in reverse order so the order of the letters I went from one to three hundred sixty one but the order of the envelope went from three hundred and sixty one to one they were in reverse order which which meant that. I had to reorder them. Mainly the envelopes sought. It just took forever. It took three full days. Oh and by the way Iran of envelopes blow up so I had to go by envelopes. Oh and by the way I had to go to the post office and go buy stamps so it just it just took forever now. It was worth it. I got four four or five leaves out of it. I'm glad I did it. It resurrected a lot of relationships that I had established in the past that I want to continue getting in front of these people. And we'll do this again but I will not do it myself. I swore to myself that I will never do this again. I will outsource it but it probably won't won't be a letter next on. It will be designed postcard and I'll send the design that we here in house and I'll send the list off to some third party and let let them print it and stop stamp on it and get it out. The door postcards should be cheaper anyways because it's a lower stamp amount then for a regular letter you're below You know sometimes being cheap is great and I like to fancy myself as cheap. I mean really. It's frugal I just don't like wasting money and one thousand dollars for a mailer seemed ridiculous. It ended up costing us about two hundred and fifty bucks which was mostly for the stamps camps but it also cost me three full days. That's three days. I could have been doing anything else. That would have been just as productive as if I had outsource course it probably more productive. I should definitely way more productive. Look don't waste money right. You need all the funds that you can to back in your business but don't be cheap like me. In that instance. That was a dumb decision. I wasted three days of my life. We've wasted three days of focusing on something else to get the business ahead so no one to be cheap and no one not to be cheap and just use me as an example. Don't think you're going to print off three hundred plus letters and envelopes. We're.

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"mailer" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"mailer" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Mailer to go along with our show today it is entitled understanding diary distributions a retirement distribution guide so if you call in today we'll send out this booklet right away it's about twelve pages of great information and it talks about the idea of IRA basics traditional versus Roth iras okay and for a lot of people trying to decide should I do a rod should do a traditional part of it should be based on your age I believe meaning a Roth IRA makes a lot of sense for somebody in their twenties and thirties a special especially because they'll have twenty or thirty years to let it grow and all the all the interest will be income tax free if they take a qualified distribution down the road after age fifty nine and a half okay so if you can maximize the tax break for the tax free distribution and have more than ten years to let it grow for example then a rough I already made make a lot of sense for you in the future I'm concerned will there be a Roth IRA rates offered to them you know they could to be something of the past and I hate to bring that up but that's a possibility if every single person did arrive and down the road when they retire there was no income tax on any rock distributions do you think the government would figure that one out so then they say oh normal Ross so I mean that's that's a possibility out there another section in the book here talks about early distributions of the ten percent federal additional tax so it talks about under traditional IRA how that works and it's important to understand that then it does talk about allowable distributions before age fifty nine and a half and it talks about on around three take your principal out that your gains would have the ten percent penalty prior to fifteen and a half but also we talked earlier in the show about regulation iris regulation seventy two T. which is an exception to the ten percent rule on traditional IRA's allowing you to and it's usually a company sponsored plan role to an Iranian kept it's a separate piece in most cases to be able to do that so there's a lot of things to keep in mind on that but that is an option and I wouldn't use that option of trying to sell that option to anybody it's really last resort trying to get to money without a penalty if at all possible yep we can catch up the distributions after eight seven and a half remember at on a rock Tyree there's no required minimum distributions on a Roth IRA but on a traditional IRA you do have those required distributions and again if you don't take that distribution out at age seven and a half and beyond on a traditional IRA there's a fifty percent penalty on that so I can't I don't I wish that on anybody and the thing that's really important is you don't want to find out how that really works maintaining that you want to be planned ahead for them if you need help calculating the required minimum distributions we can help you with that we can sort that through for you and and show you exactly how that works but one of things I think that's really important is when you get to retirement.

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"mailer" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

08:28 min | 3 years ago

"mailer" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Do? One thousand dollars. Okay. I'll buy a house for each of my friends also g lag in one thousand dollars. I don't know. I guess I get tacos for all of my friends. Most of them still pretty good. One thousand dollars on weekdays between five AM seven PM at twenty after. John and Ken show. John kobylt Ken chiampou KFI AM six forty other big terror attack that occurred on Saturday. We'll get more after three from Khorasan Perla, Howie at the synagogue were nineteen year old went in there and opened fire and he killed one woman, and he shot the finger off the rabbi the woman that was killed Lori. Gilbert k- was trying to protect the rabbi, and there's also some heroes involved in this including the US border patrol agent who was off duty. But was there he was inside the synagogue. So we'll talk about all this. We'll begin with Chris after the news at three o'clock coming up later on it's a Daily Mail special out of the United Kingdom, but it is fantastic because one of the Sex Pistols, remember that group. Yeah. Records. Yeah. Big punk rock stars in the late seventies. Yeah. It turns out one of them lives in lovely, Venice, California. And he had a few things to say about the homeless problem in his neighborhood. We'll get to that too. Coming up in the later on the show probably next hour or the giant can well one of the ugliest been that you'll ever see. Well, I mean, hideous looking person face covered with tattoos and anybody who has faced tattoos ought to be thrown in prison permanently onsite no trial kind of that. Joker. Look going on their tattoos around his eyes, and all the way down courses cheeks. I don't know what they are. They look like symbols. Probably satanic symbols. Maybe. Yeah. Hey, say this guy's name. Hi, high may soon. High mayo SUNA is a thirty one year old inmate Corcoran state prison. He's in there for murder, but he did not get the death penalty. You got life in prison without parole. So he has cellmate we'll not anymore because he killed him. The cellmates also a murderer second degree murder. Yeah. I mean, this is not a sad story. Really? It's one murderer killing another. But this was a vicious murder. His roommate ended up in many different pieces. Yes. Luis Ramiro and supposedly SUNA cut Ramiro last month using what they're calling a sharp metal object wrapped in string attached to a handle. And it's not clear that Ramiro was still alive or whether anyone heard the overnight assault. But they do believe the victim was conscious during at least part of the time. I will I'm going to pinpoint the moment, he probably wasn't conscious anymore. Yes, exactly Romero. I is singers his fingers were severed then an I was removed. Part of a lung was taken out and that his head was jobbed off. Now. We suddenly hear that the decapitation moment was probably the last we heard of Romera, and you would think somebody would hear that in the prison when you're torturing somebody like that. And I don't know whether or not it started with the removing the fingers, and then he went for the I then the lung in the head. I don't know what order this was done. He could've cut the head off right away. And then just taking. Thinking the heart of the lung. Yeah, I think he is. No, I don't have that is bad about. I I don't know. They did find it. They say it was a razor with a string around. So how he got a hold of a razor not clear. How do you? How do you saw a head off? Must've been a big razor. Shaving razor that doesn't say see. I mean, you something you could hack cattle with shop the whole head off. Yes. And and. Maybe he was on drugs. I was thinking did he do this sober now? Oh, SUNA faces the death penalty for this murder. Oh, oh this. This is a good one. That will Gavin Newsom protect high Mailer SUNA. Well, we're not executing anybody. So right. But will he, but but remember he wants to even stop death penalty prosecutions true? Would he extend that to a guy who severed somebody's head? Out an eye. I mean, listen to this. Oh, SUNA was serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of a woman by the name of Yahweh Pena a woman he called an acquaintance that happened back in twenty eleven her murder was also committed with torture two years ago. Just a few days before being convicted of the murder. Oh, SUNA warned in an interview. I guess with the television station up. They will call K E that he will kill again had no sympathy. I'm sadistic. I really don't care. I'll do it. And I'll do it again over and over and over to his words will be killed his cellmate. They should have put him in isolation. Not that I care that. He, you know, why can't we can we let them loose on all death row? Yeah. Let's have a B Scott Peterson selling. Yeah. Then David westerfield. Then I always forget that the guy that killed little Samantha Runyon. Oh that guy. Yeah. That guy should be beheaded. That's another one that should be absolutely should all be tortured. I have cut off. Now was this. This was his roommate. Boy. Oh boy. I I imagine you get this guy's a roommate and Mr. tattoo face satanic tattoo face comes in. And he's he's got the top bunk. How could you sleep? We have the story from may of twenty seventeen when Osuna was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the killing of this woman that painter and apparently he sat there smirking when the judge gave them life. He waved at the relatives of you've had pain, and he role so rolled his eyes and smirked as her relatives addressed the court that day as an extreme psychopath. Yeah. That's what you just kill these people. You kill these people as soon as them at the face tattoo. Pain is body was found back in twenty eleven at a motel. Pseudo was arrested five days later after cop surrounded an apartment, he was staying at Carter's officials will paint you died a blunt force injuries sharp force injuries. And is fixing the prosecutor said it was a truly horrific murder. You know, it's funny. Defense attorney was assigned to represent as soon. Bellina betting off. But she she called in sick fry. Yeah. That's what I would do. And she's not picking up the phone, and she's not answering your Email, right? Yes. That's what it says. She's she's unresponsive at this point. Oh, soon heavily tattooed defending. He's already in prison. And you're gonna defend him for seven. Severing the roommate's, Ed. This was a story at the time. He goes by the nickname, low Kito sooner does heavily tattooed, and he said, yeah. Well, I was one of the last people with her. I didn't kill her the motel rooms used for prostitution get high on meth. He claimed he knew the names of other people who are with them and pain you the day. She died he'd give those names in court, but he never did. And there's no information to support that. And of course, we mentioned before they did later. He says I'm sadistic killer and I'll kill again. And he was to his words just believe him. Somebody says that take them at their word he beheaded his cellmate and kill them before they kill you with us. John and Ken show KFI. Debra Mark has news. In army veteran from receipt has been arrested for legendary plotting terror attack in Long Beach. Federal prosecutors say the man wanted to attack a rally in Long Beach this past weekend..

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"mailer" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"mailer" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Going to create rat infestations is going to create all kinds of health problems. Carey and garbage pails saying Trump's trash representatives. Jackie speier. Jared Huffman picked up garbage on the ground and emptied bins. Some people are going to say you guys being out here is is a stunt to just bring attention to it is this making an impact and what's next. We're doing a stunt to equal his stock because it's very important to point out that this is happening everywhere. And the shutdown has shut down the investigation into last September's natural gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack valley. The National Transportation Safety board is not operating due to the shutdown except for a skeleton crew saying the people of the Merrimack valley of already waited too long for the answers, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey says the NTSB needs the resources to complete its investigation. Eighteen was killed two dozen people injured and more than one hundred homes and businesses engulfed in flames due to a series of explosions blamed on Columbia gas, which led to much pressure. Build up in gaslines. Governor Charlie Baker just signed into law. A Bill that requires greater oversight of natural gas companies it mandates that qualified engineer oversee gas projects which the NTSB requires anyway, more safety. Regulations are being kicked around beacon hill as we hear from WBZ's. Karyn regal north Andover. Andover in Lawrence, thousands of people left without heat and hundreds of businesses to for months. The governor says it's important to make sure people continue to come back to these downtown's joining the governor Lawrence mayor, Dan Rivera and over town manager, Andrew Flanagan and north Andover town manager, Andrew Mailer, three town leaders who have been at each other side since the frightening night of September thirteenth Mailer says the attention is still very much needed. We can market account calendar when it began,.

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