35 Burst results for "Mensa"
Olympic Stories More Lovely Than Silver and Costly Than Gold
"The olympics ended. Sunday night though. Many of us hardly noticed they were on hard to cheer for athletes representing our country. Who don't seem to actually like our country that plus the insufferable push to sexualize. These games have just turned many of us off. Well that's a shame because there really were a number of inspiring athletes. That were competing in tokyo. This year their performances in their stories are worth knowing and were celebrating like sydney mclaughlin after winning the gold in the four hundred meter hurdles last week. She said this what i have in christ is far greater than what i have or don't have in life. And she went on to say. I pray that my journey may be a clear depiction of submission and obedience to god. Another female runner who shocked the world was only a teenager. Adding mu won an olympic gold in the eight hundred meters as a nineteen year old. She's the first. Us woman to win the event since nineteen sixty eight and in an interview said this as a follower of christ our main goal is to live in the image of jesus in order to connect to god and then there's wrestler tamra a stock the first african american woman to win gold for the us in wrestling. Her interview after the olympics will bring a smile to the face of any american and her testimony of god's faithfulness just put it all in perspective back before the olympic. She told faith wire this. It's by the grace of god. I'm even able to move my feet. So i just leave it in his hands and i pray that all the practice my coaches put me through pays off and every single time it does mensa stock also noted that her dad well he would have been the loudest one in the room but tragically. He died in a car crash. After one of tamara's wrestling meets back in high school and he also likely would have approved of the way. His daughter responded after she won. Gold she said in an interview. That's now gone viral quote. I love representing the us. I love living here. i love it. And i'm so happy. I get to represent the usa another olympian who set a record despite incredible challenges. Four hundred meter sprinter allyson felix in tokyo. She earned the distinction of becoming the most decorated. us track star in history within medals over five olympics. however she almost didn't live to see this one she'd already won six gold medals three silvers before becoming pregnant back in two thousand eighteen faced with a choice between her career and her child. Allison chose the child and she endured a challenging pregnancy. That nearly took her life and the life of her unborn baby.
US Olympic Gold Medalist Goes Viral Professing Her Love for Country
"We saw the most pure video the other day. And it's audio that i wanna share with all of you. That are listening right now. It is audio from an olympic athlete and olympic wrestler by the name of two mirror mensa stock talking about representing country. She won a medal in this year's olympics. And she got to speak about what it's like to represent our country. Let's give that a listen films. That god will even move. I leave it in his hands all the practice. The hell coaches pays off. And every single time it i get better and better. And it's so weird that there is no cap to the limited. I'm i'm excited to see what i have last question for you about. American flag around. Your shoulder looks pretty. Good how does that feel presenter country like this it still amazing. I love representing. I'm living there. I love it and i'm so happy i you. What else is relations. Enjoy that cold. We'll see other the podium. I'll turn the crash. Oh it's just so wholesome and beautiful. Why is this important. I think this is important. Because i this video has gone completely viral conservatives and freedom lovers and people who love this country have been sharing this video all over twitter. That's where we got. It's all over instagram facebook. I mean this video is everywhere pretty much. Everyone who loves freedom in america is seen this video but people are hungry for these types of videos. You understand it's crazy to me that a video like this which ten years ago or twelve years ago. Whatever at the olympics twelve years ago or sixteen years ago. This wouldn't have been a political thing now not at all not wouldn't would've never went viral. This would have been what every single usa olympian olympic athlete would have been saying. Exactly so why is it. Now that being proud of your country loving your country loving supporting it is now a political issue. This is if you guys don't believe that the left has just gotten more and more radical in the last ten years or so then. I think you are very naive. Because what is happening is that the left continues to switch their goalposts to be even further and further to the
Tamyra Mensah-Stock Is First Black Woman to Win Wrestling Gold for U.S.
"Count in the summer Olympic Games was 79 China, and second was 70 history. Was made on the track and the wrestling mats match Here is CBS is Jamie Yuccas Texan to Mira MENSA stock became the first black woman to win a gold medal in wrestling in an emotional victory. Now that I'm on the stage, and I am a black woman on the Olympic stage, and I have a gold medal, I want to be an inspiration to as many people as I can. Gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky reflected on her win on CBS this morning. We all worked an extra year. For these games. I just try to enjoy it and soak in every moment and I felt like I did a pretty good job of that. The games wrap up this weekend. WSB
Biles Returns to Competition With a Bronze Medal and a Smile
"Nineteen year old a thing more led from start to finish winning goal Tuesday at the women's eight hundred meter final will claim the first American gold in the event since nineteen sixty eight in a time of one minute fifty five point two one seconds I was just focused on being conscious of what was going on around me you know if anything happened I was going to attack it and with whoever you know is making that move raven Rogers of the west took the bronze gold four demerit mensa stock of the USA in the women's sixty eight kilogram freestyle wrestling competition defeating her Nigerian opponent USA men's basketball Kevin Durant twenty nine point ninety five eighty one win over Spain it's now one of the semifinals against Australia Simone Biles picking up the bronze in the final of the women's balance beam Gabby Thomas of the US a bronze in the women's two hundred meter Jamaica's Elaine Thompson harav repeated as the gold medalist I'm John at three
"mensa" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"What are you doing about it. I'm glad you put me on the spot. Because i take seriously and i am doing something about it now. One large group of surveys called the national society of professional surveyors and sbs represents ought surveys. Throughout the united states. I decided to go speak to them. Directly and gave a presentation gave him all the history. And all that and i didn't know they would throw tomatoes at your. What but once they heard the whole story quality data for the us survey is december. Thirty first twenty. Twenty two wild. You did it. We did it. What can americans do to prepare for this big change. Should i set my clock back. What will the temperature be. I assume all units of measurement are connected right. It might seem like kind of a letdown with average americans. Not gonna notice anything. Okay so great. I can still bragged about having a foot law. Yeah you absolutely. You won't have to qualify. I'm an international but long long okay. Great because i have a small penis. But there's a foot long okay and i won't comment on that last thing. That's okay okay Doctor based on this achievement. did you get any acknowledgement. a m-. nothing formal just Said that. I did a good job. No no other recognition. We'll guess what that's about to change. Did you receive a package from us. Recently i did indeed just a couple of days ago. Something he's thrilled beget. Can you show that to the camera place. This is going to hold it up in a way that everyone can hopefully see. Isn't that beautiful at look at that foot. Isn't that lovely. And i have to say. I am extremely pleased with the trophy. It'll be a prominent place. Wherever at our home. Dr michael dennis. The measurement hero who set the record straight by taking america's feet and do his own hands. I'm michael kosta. You can thank me later. Thank you so much for that. Michael are when we come back. The amazing rapa vic mensa will be joining me on the show to talk about his brand new ep. Fiqh around our goal.
Go to F**king Sleep
"Napoleon bonaparte's once famously. Said let a bitch sleep or wind. She wakes she will move mountains or something often may wish that there was an auden for your mind or perhaps it was never an to begin with because you are not working with a full deck and maybe our chest own little bit stupid regardless of your cerebral bandwidth. Hyperactive brain can really fuck up your rent cycles whether you are mensa bound or complete shit for brains this guided. Meditation is intended to quiet the mind so you can relish in a beautiful slumber a well rested is crucial from product titi and mental stability. So you don't act like come. Malfunctioning psychopath commerce. State of mind allows for you not only sleep better. Anxiety increases focus makes you more enjoyable. In mixed company treats stops circular thinking improve. Your memory satisfies the body and makes you less like up. Busted
Harvard Secrets For Purchasing A Business, with Ahron Oddman
"My commitment in this podcast was to bring on people who are more interesting and smarter than me and erin. I definitely did that with you. Thanks for joining us april. Thank you for that kind introduction. I'm excited to be with you. It up this conversation. This is so fun. So i our colleagues a few years ago and what i always was just so struck by. Aaron is how humble you are and how even though in many -cations. I've been in the room with you when you were the smartest person in the room you never played. That never made that something that was even known to other people other than by the way you express yourself so getting to say all the things that you are was really exciting. Because if i were you. I would lead. Yeah when you lay it out you know it's like you look back and you got a lot more done than you than you thought right. I think you and i are probably people that are always oriented to the future right looking forward like okay. There's this mountain but it is worth taking some time and taking stock and looking back at the mountains behind his. I mean in a huge way. They kind of got you. You are right and defined you in some ways Is interesting doesn't cool things. And i'm glad our cross our paths cross In our last adventure right the high growth entrepreneurial got to work with tech work with people so ever so fun now. You stop me. If i'm not allowed to tell the story but what i love when we worked together is just the different and unique viewpoint that you always brought to things because you are very analytical you see things from a profitability standpoint where i am completely go with your gut and i remember us sitting and talking about the likelihood of startups like encino where we were them being successful and you knew the probability of any company doing adventure like that being successful. Do you remember that conversation. do bigly. and i'm sure it was born out of being overly analytical. Right everything's yes about. This occurs the gift that occurs. Then be i just come from business. School where i just kind of made it. My mission like tried to distill. What worked why did things work. And some of these businesses and so the numbers for failure is so starring in front of mine. Be i remember that it was amazing to me. Because you had the the actual probability you just off the top of your head. Well you know april on average. This is the kind of success rate companies. Like this can see. And i was shocked because i don't analyze in that same way and i thought yeah i feel like it's going to go gangbusters. That's great. what is that based on. And that's where i was like. Oh my gut. Like i kind of feel like it's gonna be great gravid but you're right you know i. It turned out you're right in. The statistics are just numbers. Right to help you make decisions but at the end of the day. Like gotta turn around and say well you know. Seventy percent chance of rain are brought this coldness umbrella and it didn't rain. I based right. I can't be mad at like the weather may under the umbrella for it not having rain I mean you're right in like even pull the curtain back a little further. When i was leaving business school ios app military went to business school. The kind of kick the can down the road and it was like okay. Now i gotta get a up job. And dr teeny encino presented itself and it was based in wilmington is coastal carolina. There are other opportunities right in bigger cities maybe more mainstream companies and as tomar my wife and friends and i was like you know i think they have enough money to like make go at it for two years which kind of that met my criteria for like. Let's do it. Sounds like a probably won't work. When when i say probably the bases the base word of that is probabilistically. Great but you know good people. I've met enough. You know amazing. People he worked with they had enough for two years. I figure i wouldn't have the move for de year is in the military that's forever right commanded that that's a full tour of duty right and then so you're like okay. Then i'll play the game to see the next car. You know that's dell that's kind of how i looked at it so people always all the time. Were like remember when you said that things probably never going to work. And but that's not what you said that so it's interesting when you clarify it right. You're like the probability is against it. But i'm here. We shows i believe in it. And i just loved that conversation because i feel like every opinion that you express is very well thought out. It is very backed by fact if you will and since it was so opposite of the way that i tend to operate i was drawn to it and just that made you seem even more genius to me regardless of the fact that you also i think are genius. I don't know if you have a mensa card and you probably wouldn't admit it if you do so one of the things that you also talked to me about. And it actually gets us to this journey that you're on now was what you learned when you were in business school about acquiring a business and i'd love free to shared that with the listeners. Because if you remember you. And i stayed after some training and you had me completely captivated you wrote this out on a whiteboard and i still have that photo in my phone today. We we were white boarding it. I remember it in your being so generous listening to Iran about it but basically went to business school and really had no had no expectations other than just really interested in technology. And of course being the twenty first century. That'd be plenty of those opportunities. But i didn't know what it would look like in so as you can imagine like isn't school tends to skew a little younger. It's a bit more trendy kind of follows these trends and a trend does your tack and startups in you know software companies the facebooks cetera. The uber's everyone is kind of there in the lab thinking the next uber to invent right And we those two older grumpier professors that were like you know you guys are all supposed to be smarter. 'cause you're here in grad school but you guys are chasing the dumbest opportunity possible like what are the. What are the odds. Anyone of you you know will will will embiid. Any one of these unicorn had companies in a stop unicorn hunt you know he kind of like y'all did us for twenty minutes and then we're like what. What are we supposed to be doing. He's like do you realize that there's over one hundred thousand profitable businesses that throw off actual cash flows all around and you walk by him every day. You probably use their services or your parents user services or you. Frequent business that uses their services and You know they're owned by baby. Boomers are retiring at record pace. They've gotta find some way to transfer all this well in you know you guys. Aren't that smart. But your pride smart enough to run these things and you know instead of going and doing this in you know having a lower risk you know for economic success ask and getting to work on fun business problems and help people change their lives. You guys are like trying to invent magical things that don't exist yet and so it made me take a look and stop and say you know i. I guess i had this. You know a little bit of a career in the military before says a little older had family had kids can watch my parents age and wanting to be there. You know a economically for my family and thought i could be it wasn't is not a burden. Obscene is consideration and then You know kind of going back to the the probabilities that you talked about. And so anyway. I ended up spending over year studied under these guys. This kind of little known concept of looking at a very small business. That is functional. But you know for one reason. Add a or the other. The owner needs to sow and putting deal together to take over that business running it. We're probably twenty thirty forty years younger than the owner so he could probably modernize bit but for the most part. Just don't break it. Run a really good business blocking and tackling and you know living your life that way so it was it was really a shift. It was like a paradigm shift for me that. I'm still kind of unpacking.
Why Kendall Jenner's tequila is being criticized
"Let's move onto kendall jenner and her tequila. Yes yes that's the man that's the on. Let me see. Let me see if i got this tweet. The tweet basically said that went viral was on a meeting. My laptop jenner's tequila is called eight. One eight directs. So yeah so. The streets said kendall jenner starting to heal brand with zero knowledge of on mexican culture and colony eight when they think is gentrification the eight one eight does not claim calabasas. What about those smaller family owned mexican tequila scholar brands. They deserve the hype. And so now the tweet that went viral. That i did see. So the issue is the fact that she's naming the eight. She's really not funny when she's from calabasas which is like the rich part of the when he was also probably lived in. Encino on again is the rich part of the day when eight valley super super valley. But it's been terrible of our above. There is a little bit different situation financially. Ya but see years you bring up a good point. Let the tweet said. Why don't we give the attention to the mom and pop brands. And that's so true like white. Why don't we warming because we like what we like to think. A companies have done better job making better tequila branding. It better But do i am. I offended as a mexican offended. That kendall is starting to a meal chettle speaking. I'm not offended. You gotta look at it like this to. I'm sure the people producing the la are from cadiz. Go so right. Yeah so that in a way she's generating jobs down in mexico more. Holly i mean it's taken from the mexican heritage but she's also financially given given to the people in a way i mean they're working for but you look at george clooney right. What does he cuss amigos. First of all people love to hate the card ashes number one number two eight one eight probably pissed people off so you know that's the thing that she has some strikes against her and that's what's helping. You would also sucks though. I'll say this. I don't think people were coming at the rock. They coming at george kalonzo weather coming at for brand only female. That's another way that. I i see what you're saying. I see why it within a female though. It's the cardiac. I think more than right leslie. I am dj for them. And i know you're going to play you know you're going to be polite here. But other people love to hate on them right. Oh yeah absolutely. Like they have to really. It's like they're walking on eggshells almost the questions. They just have to be very careful. Which is why i think they should have probably thought of the name a little bit more. You know but then again who's to say like like you said jeff. They grew up in the eight one eight. It wasn't. It wasn't the hoodie way. But it was still the eight one eight personally. I don't have a problem with it. I would have done more research on the name and she could've done like all the sisters together like you know named it. Four sisters done that in spanish lot. Cut akilah yeah. I like that would have been cool. I hope that when she campaigns for this tech you can talk when she campaigns for this tequila. I hope that she incorporates. The real eight one eight campaign you know like like panorama city point did all those cities and so more in san fernando. Panorama city pajama friggin. A north hollywood is where i was born so like i just really really hope that that she she you know incorporates the actual culture the actual mexican culture and eight when he culture in her campaign by the way the keillor's produced by gopher essay are the seven distillery. And how these again. She's providing jobs in a way. And and and i guess taking from us as mexicans culture right but i tequila that grew and kendall at you need some models for your camp pay the cruise show including you. Got the crucial baby girl. We will do sponsorship right here.
"mensa" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"High q. Society has already spotted me. It's ten thirty in the morning on the fourth of july and my sweat from the walkover hasn't dried yet. I'm sort of slumping in the back of one of the sheraton grande. Millions of beige conference rooms. Those speaker at the front for the aphrodisiacs forbidden food and beverages talk. And he's going on about millennials in their avocado toast. And there's a room full of menton to are just laughing. It up and as i said joining this group was supposed to be a joke originally but here i am full year later. Traveling seven hours by greyhound to try and take it seriously. So who is the victim of the joke. But this guy and i started conversation and i whisper. Yeah an angle my body away. Because i'm sweaty and it's arizona. His quick to remind me of his name and standing as the second most blocked reviled and harass member of an american mensa facebook group and the un moderated chaotic. On landscape that is cursed in fascinated. Me for over a year it's called firehouse. And incidentally the number one block member. Even though i've only posted there twice in fourteen months at an average mensa annual gathering about two thousand members of american mensa which hold more than fifty thousand members as of this recording attend the organization city of choice and i would estimate that about four hundred of them in phoenix. Know exactly who. I am and have a strong opinion about me one way or the other. So the man. I'm talking to who i'm going to refer to. As to is a self-described communist originally from puerto rico and is one of the few people and the mensa endorsed group that regularly posts about radical left politics only to be excoriated by the majority conservative and far-right leanings. In that community husband bad so far he says saying that he met some of the far right group members that he regularly spars with the night before he shares an anecdote of an older white woman telling him a black man that donald trump is a better speaker than barack obama which okay any sounds equally annoyed and entertained. When he's telling me this you feel okay about being here. And while i'm improvising ally. About how i think this will actually be really good for me. There's a deep sense of dread just like adding another layer of sweat too much. Because i am genuinely pretty nervous to be here. And it's not entirely paranoia. There was an internal poll of who is the most despised mentioned in firehouse and i won by an absolute landslide. Although because i'm blocked by most of the people in the group i couldn't witness the victory personally and feeling nervous around a group of two thousand random. Smart people does sound a little far fetched. But there's already a low humming of safety concerns surrounding this event. The two thousand eighteen annual gathering indianapolis was a pr disaster ending with one arrest allegations of harassment that resulted in a man being banned from part of the event space and two members reporting that their drinks had been drugged after official bartenders. Had gone off duty and believe me the smarts. Know how to party. And the smarts. Fiercely protect their own. Sort of backtrack. A little over your go. I tested into the high. Iq mensa society as an overpriced joke for a satirical column that i was writing and the whole admittedly under thought idea was to just kind of make fun of what i thought. Then to be an outdated organization of people who had paid these steep dues to announce that they were smarter than ninety eight percent of the planet so too jokey columns into this conceived project. The online trolls of firehouse discovered my writing and just attacked from every angle. And for any woman who is like expressed an opinion online before i received what i think most would consider the starter pack of like online harassment. Middling insults about my appearance guessing. Who's dick. I had sucked to get such and such job demands that i be removed from the group and was unfit to be there at all. And what most of firehouse insists to. This day was a death threat presented as a joke because the prevalent idea in this group the argument then and the argument now. Is that who you are online is not who you are in real life so after posting a few these comments to my twitter last october without the names redacted and action i have lived to regret in the preceding months. The satirical column was off and it sort of had to be because the highbrow dorks. I thought i was making fun of didn't actually exist when it comes down to mensa is a group of thousands of people who did well on a test one time and the rest is completely unpredictable. The people i've interacted with online and in real life. This past year are protective. They're more right-leaning than i could have imagined and their highly effective organizers of the occasional online mob sometimes their families who are trying to have something in common with each other and sometimes they're older single people who are seeking community and sometimes there are people from remote areas looking to just meet up with other smart people to relate with there's sometimes impossibly kind and other times alarmingly not so a lot of them are misfits and some of them are on the autism spectrum and at least one lunged and accused me of being a spy in sheridan sweet where a cardboard cutout of donald trump was looming in the background at one in the morning on the fourth of july and at least one comforted me for an hour after that happened the contain fucking multitudes and they're more complex than i ever give them credit for him for that. I would suffer so after the organized blocking an harassment campaigns against me started last fall i stopped making fun of the menton to did not exist and started reporting on the men's that did going to their annual conference called the annual gathering in phoenix is what i hope will be my last stop and a chance to finally understand them. As many members have requested. I do instead of making fun of them which is fair into clear. I was not here to cause any sort of commotion or really rock. The boat in any way Eric on already did that needed it way. Funnier than i would have. So i was truly just there. Oh play you. Think from eric andre episode. Anyways you guys. I'm here convention. We'll have a four hundred iq. I'm in superman so okay. Well let me just going. This border road really. How high is the sky included and is at the best yes But it wasn't what. I was trying to do here so no this is not an outsider. Story of a random millennial inserting themselves somewhere. They don't belong in making fun of it and trust me. I was eleven twenty fifteen. I've written those stories. I didn't spend seven hundred dollars of my own money to come to phoenix in july. Two ts two thousand people. That hate me. I was actually invited. The number of firehouse. Who invited me insisted. As is the company line that i needed to meet them ensigns in real life instead of judging them from their direct online threats and so for one second. Let's return to that conference room on the fourth of july two. Says he's going to go to a different talk after growing bored with the speaker. Regaling on on the horny properties of chocolate. I stay and i push myself up against the wall. And as i'm writing a few things down on a pad of paper that has the mensa logo just burning at the top. One of the favourite insults directed at me and firehouse over. the past. Year is just like pulsing through my head and it goes like this. The comment says towards the end of a multi paragraph taunt so presumably not a total idiot.
"mensa" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Later. Traveling seven hours by greyhound to try and take it seriously. So who is the victim of the joke. But this guy and i started conversation and i whisper. Yeah an angle my body away. Because i'm sweaty and it's arizona. His quick to remind me of his name and standing as the second most blocked reviled and harass member of an american mensa facebook group and the un moderated chaotic. On landscape that is cursed in fascinated. Me for over a year it's called firehouse. And incidentally the number one block member. Even though i've only posted there twice in fourteen months at an average mensa annual gathering about two thousand members of american mensa which hold more than fifty thousand members as of this recording attend the organization city of choice and i would estimate that about four hundred of them in phoenix. Know exactly who. I am and have a strong opinion about me one way or the other. So the man. I'm talking to who i'm going to refer to. As to is a self-described communist originally from puerto rico and is one of the few people and the mensa endorsed group that regularly posts about radical left politics only to be excoriated by the majority conservative and far-right leanings. In that community husband bad so far he says saying that he met some of the far right group members that he regularly spars with the night before he shares an anecdote of an older white woman telling him a black man that donald trump is a better speaker than barack obama which okay any sounds equally annoyed and entertained. When he's telling me this you feel okay about being here. And while i'm improvising ally. About how i think this will actually be really good for me. There's a deep sense of dread just like adding another layer of sweat too much. Because i am genuinely pretty nervous to be here. And it's not entirely paranoia. There was an internal poll of who is the most despised mentioned in firehouse and i won by an absolute landslide. Although because i'm blocked by most of the people in the group i couldn't witness the victory personally and feeling nervous around a group of two thousand random. Smart people does sound a little far fetched. But there's already a low humming of safety concerns surrounding this event. The two thousand eighteen annual gathering indianapolis was a pr disaster ending with one arrest allegations of harassment that resulted in a man being banned from part of the event space and two members reporting that their drinks had been drugged after official bartenders. Had gone off duty and believe me the smarts. Know how to party. And the smarts. Fiercely protect their own. Sort of backtrack. A little over your go. I tested into the high. Iq mensa society as an overpriced joke for a satirical column that i was writing and the whole admittedly under thought idea was to just kind of make fun of what i thought. Then to be an outdated organization of people who had paid these steep dues to announce that they were smarter than ninety eight percent of the planet so too jokey columns into this conceived project. The online trolls of firehouse discovered my writing and just attacked from every angle. And for any woman who is like expressed an opinion online before i received what i think most would consider the starter pack of like online harassment. Middling insults about my appearance guessing. Who's dick. I had sucked to get such and such job demands that i be removed from the group and was unfit to be there at all. And what most of firehouse insists to. This day was a death threat presented as a joke because the prevalent idea in this group the argument then and the argument now. Is that who you are online is not who you are in real life so after posting a few these comments to my twitter last october without the names redacted and action i have lived to regret in the preceding months. The satirical column was off and it sort of had to be because the highbrow dorks. I thought i was making fun of didn't actually exist when it comes down to mensa is a group of thousands of people who did well on a test one time and the rest is completely unpredictable. The people i've interacted with online and in real life. This past year are protective. They're more right-leaning than i could have imagined and their highly effective organizers of the occasional online mob sometimes their families who are trying to have something in common with each other and sometimes they're older single people who are seeking community and sometimes there are people from remote areas looking to just meet up with other smart people to relate with there's sometimes impossibly kind and other times alarmingly not so a lot of them are misfits and some of them are on the autism spectrum and at least one lunged and accused me of being a spy in sheridan sweet where a cardboard cutout of donald trump was looming in the background at one in the morning on the fourth of july and at least one comforted me for an hour after that happened the contain fucking multitudes and they're more complex than i ever give them credit for him for that. I would suffer so after the organized blocking an harassment campaigns against me started last fall i stopped making fun of the menton to did not exist and started reporting on the men's that did going to their annual conference called the annual gathering in phoenix is what i hope will be my last stop and a chance to finally understand them. As many members have requested. I do instead of making fun of them which is fair into clear. I was not here to cause any sort of commotion or really rock. The boat in any way Eric on already did that needed it way. Funnier than i would have. So i was truly just there. Oh play you. Think from eric andre episode. Anyways you guys. I'm here convention. We'll have a four hundred iq. I'm in superman so okay. Well let me just going. This border road really. How high is the sky included and is at the best yes But it wasn't what. I was trying to do here so no this is not an outsider. Story of a random millennial inserting themselves somewhere. They don't belong in making fun of it and trust me. I was eleven twenty fifteen. I've written those stories. I didn't spend seven hundred dollars of my own money to come to phoenix in july. Two ts two thousand people. That hate me. I was actually invited. The number of firehouse. Who invited me insisted. As is the company line that i needed to meet them ensigns in real life instead of judging them from their direct online threats and so for one second. Let's return to that conference room on the fourth of july two. Says he's going to go to a different talk after growing bored with the speaker. Regaling on on the horny properties of chocolate. I stay and i push myself up against the wall. And as i'm writing a few things down on a pad of paper that has the mensa logo just burning at the top. One of the favourite insults directed at me and firehouse over. the past. Year is just like pulsing through my head and it goes like this. The comment says towards the end of a multi paragraph taunt so presumably not a total idiot.
"mensa" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Hi jamie loftus and this is the first episode of my year immense a four part podcast series about that time i joined mensa as then nearly kicked out of it after getting targeted by a secret facebook group. There's obviously more to it than that. But i've gotta get you interested. Now i wanna be clear that i'm not doing this podcast series to strictly dunk on the mentions it will be done. Can them occasionally but more doing this to analyze how these sorts of groups came to be in the first place and sort of what they have evolved into because it definitely did start as a dumb joke on my part but people unfortunately contain multitudes awful and so what i'm going to do is take you through the story via my experiences and then go back in time to trace the history of these organizations and ultimately figure out what the fucking of any of it was in the first place and if you are listening from mensa right now high. Maybe we've met before maybe we haven't I hope you enjoy this. And congratulations on doing well on that test once so before we unpack this shit show as a whole hot is mansa. I'm glad you asked. I have a prepared answer. Mensa is a high iq organization founded in the uk in nineteen forty-six that requires that members. Take a test for admission or submit test scores with an i q beginning at one. Thirty two then pay about seventy five dollars in members a year and hopefully participate in local activities. So it's it's a smart people club and people absolutely love to make fun of it. I used to love making fun of it and now it just makes me tired to think about but in short Mensa is the most popular high q. Club on the planet so we're going to be skipping around in time going to go a little memento on this one so we're gonna make a really fun. Turn the page noise. Listen to this noise. I found online.
"mensa" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Hi jamie loftus and this is the first episode of my year immense a four part podcast series about that time i joined mensa as a joke and then nearly kicked out of it after getting targeted by a secret facebook group. There's obviously more to it than that. But i've gotta get you interested. Now i wanna be clear that i'm not doing this podcast series to strictly dunk on the mentions it will be done. Can them occasionally but more doing this to analyze how these sorts of groups came to be in the first place and sort of what they have evolved into because it definitely did start as a dumb joke on my part but people unfortunately contain multitudes awful and so what i'm going to do is take you through the story via my experiences and then go back in time to trace the history of these organizations and ultimately figure out what the fucking of any of it was in the first place and if you are listening from mensa right now high. Maybe we've met before maybe we haven't I hope you enjoy this. And congratulations on doing well on that test once so before we unpack this shit show as a whole hot is mansa. I'm glad you asked. I have a prepared answer. Mensa is a high iq organization founded in the uk in nineteen forty-six that requires that members. Take a test for admission or submit test scores with an i q beginning at one. Thirty two then pay about seventy five dollars in members a year and hopefully participate in local activities. So it's it's a smart people club and people absolutely love to make fun of it. I used to love making fun of it and now it just makes me Tired to think about but in short mensa is the most popular high q. Club on the planet so we're going to be skipping around in time going to go a little memento on this one so we're gonna make a really fun. Turn the page noise. Listen to this noise. I found online.
"mensa" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Campaign, confirming today that they are seeking a recount of ballots that were cast in the November 3rd election. That recount will take place in both Milwaukee in Dane counties. The Wisconsin Elections Commission says the recount will cost President Trump's campaign $3 million. It is set to begin on Saturday at the latest, they'll need to be finished by December. 1st President Trump currently trailing Biden by about 20,000 votes statewide, a resignation but not a feeling of justice and Wauwatosa, Civil rights attorney Kimberly Motley telling Wtmj. It's a positive that Officer Joseph MENSA will no longer be part of the department. After submitting his resignation, however, the families that she represents don't feel a sense of justice. From what okay with the fact that Joseph MENSA well now Be a wallet. Tulsa police officer However, he could very well be a police officer in another precinct in another district, and frankly, it doesn't take away the point that we believe he's still a danger to the public, representing the families of three men shot and killed by mental over the past five years meant to had been cleared of any wrongdoing after the D A's office found all three to be in self defense. His resignation from Wauwatosa PD becomes effective November 30th. Five Marinette County deputies involved in a deadly shooting and a suspect last month have been cleared by prosecutors. Marinette County D a douche Murrow, saying the deputies use of force was justified under the circumstances and said evidence showed that they act appropriately. Police say dispatchers received a call from man who told them that he had just killed his best friend and wanted to die the suspect and fled from a house in good man after police arrived. Officials say he later get out of his vehicles and was shot by deputies after He pointed a gun as the state continues to deal with the surgeon covert 19 deaths and hospitalizations, lawmakers not finding any common ground in terms of a legislative package to help Wisconsin I governor Evers, speaking during a conference call with other Midwest governors. On the day, he released 19 coronavirus bills, hoping the state Legislature will consider them. We think that some of his ideas are certainly workable. Some are not. Assembly Speaker Robin Boss has his own thoughts. We want to have more contact tracing. We want more people to have access to tech. Sting, but not all of GOP leadership is onboard. Incoming Senate president Chris Kavika tells the Journal Sentinel. He doesn't support bosses call for increasing contact tracing, and he says he doesn't see any need for the Legislature to act at all. Eric Bill, said. WTMJ News Marcus Theaters now becoming war was one of more than 50 Theater change in Wisconsin to receive some federal pandemic assistance. The Wisconsin operations is set to receive $4 million and grant funding to help them get through the current pandemic that grant funding. Provided by the cares act roughly $14,600 per eligible movie theater statewide. The company November, 3rd reported a net loss of $39.4 million. That was compared to an income of 14.3 million during the same time period in 2019. Federal bankruptcy judge now setting off on a proposed settlement between the federal government and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owner's CBS is Banking home federal bankruptcy judge approved a landmark $8.3 billion settlement between Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and the Justice Department. The settlement is tied to the company's multi decade involvement and fueling the nation's opioid crisis. Or do you also pleaded guilty to three criminal charges and Purdue Pharma Fund for bankruptcy in September of last year, It's been called the Holy Grail of the art world, and it's been discovered in Italy. Chalk drawing of Christ only surfaced recently in a private collection in northern Italy. Several Divinci experts say they're convinced the red chalk drawing is by the Italian Renaissance master. The paper's been tested and dates back to Devon. She's lifetime in the early 16th century. You've proven the owners could be sitting on a fortune. A Divinci drawing found in France a few years.
"mensa" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Is yes or no? You. Don't. There's no emergent. There's no emergent what A. Solution nothing is born into the world when you finish the students true the way across it feels like you have helped birth something you've produced something. The letters all make words. Numbers just tend mass make other numbers. Yeah. But it is bigger decide. Okay with colors. They put a numbers to make you feel smarter, but really you can do with nine colors. Yeah. It's but it feels like a path you have. You've you have cut a path through the wilderness when you solve. A little bit but and I like seeing recently watched the video everybody's watching a clever sedova variant. Did you see this I'll send you the link of very clever who variant at where? The British host is at every turn feels like he's stymied but wait no see. If maybe perhaps there is one more thing and it's very dramatic. Have you ever played threes the the phone phone? APP Game. You play threes. It's a it's a similar kind of like, why am I doing this phone games? All seem designed for people with brain damage right right. Like what what is what how I spent five hours doing the TV is making me think too much. So what if I could just? Swipe. My finger whenever a red thing hit a blue thing it's the type of thing you can do and talk on the phone at the same time and feel like you're doing a passable job. That's true. Feelings from our vantage point in your distant past we have no idea how long our civilization survived. It barely qualifies as a civilization as it is asterisk although we're coming up on a big referenda aren't we ten? Yeah, we're recording this in late summer, but this is going to come out right before Halloween and therefore the election. Yeah there's a big and this is our Halloween show, right? then. MENSA. Our Halloween so Buki Sudoku. But we hope and pray that the catastrophe we fear which is really at this moment just the wrong results on Tuesday next week. We. Hope that hope and pray that of that. Whatever the whatever the result you fear the most on. Tuesday we hope and pray it doesn't are disturbing. PODCASTS will be a lot less fun on Tuesday. If things go wrong if the worst comes soon, this recording like all our recordings may have been our final word because this show was shut down by the cash. But if providence allows, we hope to be back with you soon for another entry in the autumn..
"mensa" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Elite like them. But itself selects for people who have not gotten that kind of of. Validation elsewhere in life right? Yeah. If you already feel good about your intelligence and what it's done for you, you do not need to apply for men. So there may be a sense in which it attracts a kind of way word gifted child. That's the problem right if I if Mensah were a group that only had the the most. If it was a Bilderberg, group of smarties. Yeah that that from within MENSA, new patents were spewing out and and great novels, great works, and in those men some meetings, a biologist and a physicist got together and realized that all particles were the same. I think we would have more respect for Mensa as a as an institution and what it what often it feels like is that it's another. You know. It's it's a form of. bedecking ones Blazer with with certain number of pins. That that are just meant to I mean they're they're they're basically like self awarded medals of honor. Your NC you could say you got in some of the some of the MENSA members you may have heard of I have a very short list of of people and you can be can maybe give me a sense of whether you feel like this is the Mensa you envisioned. Scott Adams The. Dilbert guy off the deep end Dilbert Guy Asimov was a member of Mensa but that's a different time. It seems the different maybe fifty years ago and he and he very much was tied to that identity of being a polymath and. He wrote a book about the Bible, but then another book about. Cell Biology, and then another book about computers and I think that I think the era when as off was a member of Mensa was probably peak Mansa in the sense of it being and I don't mean in terms of membership because membership keeps growing. But like a kind of a smart set lead smart set right a group that had not yet demonstrated that it wasn't going to produce the great works and we don't mean to imply that everyone out there with card. is at a dead end in their life no, but to achieve. To achieve a score on an Iq test and in general like the Stanford Binet test, which is one of the major tasks. To Join Mensa requires a score of one hundred and thirty two or higher in in general with a mean of one hundred. That's two percentile. Yeah. The second. Ninetieth percentile is one hundred and thirty, five score. But there are a lot of different tests. There's the Weschler intelligence scale. There's a the woodcock Johnson Tests Kaufmann. Task Johnson is a bit much three times. Of the, you know all these different sort of cognitive assessments. And so you can. You can find find the test. A mental won't proctor their own exam for you more than once you have one shot do not miss your chance to blow if you're gonNA take the Mensa test, but you can take tests over and over I mean the sat you can it. You benefit from studying for it and retain like I. Think they found that if you just retake this at and pick up a book or go to Prince Review your average score goes up thirty fifty years more comfortable with the setting. Yeah. Right I think I should have taken it. I only took it not to. Hear. Some other MENSA members, Asia Carreira, the the. FORMER PORNOGRAPHIC ACTRESS WHO Now has kind of gone on to be. A general sort of celebrity person she went to rutgers in non smarty world's Mensa does kind of convey a certain kind of smart that it doesn't convince smarter world's Of. Pornography. You can be the porn star who's in Mensa and everybody understands what is meant by that She's the smart one in that field. Yeah. Asia career got a she was a national merit scholar. She got a fourteen forty on sat based on the old scoring system and and so you know what makes interesting. What makes that story interesting is that she went into pornographic movies, which is kind of like. It's the juxtaposition of the two. The two things that you know that makes that an interesting. There's an NFL guy in Mensa you no or a really pitcher that's kind of that's part of their. ESPN profile yeah. There are a lot of. Our friend friend of the show Maryland Voss avant but. You know Adrian Krone, our who was good morning Vietnam Good Morning. Vietnam. Guy Who was sort of a relentless self promoter. That's who that's. Who Does it. Yeah. Relentless self promoters Maryland bus on the Maryland Voss. Yvonne episode she's been very good at creating mythos for herself around her smartness Jimmy savile the the British British enter presenter and and pedophile. Shook see the car show know what's what show is he? No, that's you're thinking of I. Don't know they're all named Graham I think Jimmy Savile was like a BBC guy top of the pop. He's top of the plays on music, right? No, you're thinking of. Your thinking of Jeremy. Clarkson. Of Top gear. Paedophile he's not he's not a defile of, but he is. SORT. Of a sort of a nationalist sort of vaguely racist Britain I. Guy, that makes a lot of people angry I was a big fan of top gear so it was. It was not a surprise that he said, a bunch of things that got him. There's not a separate you your expect your idols to all be. Quasi fasten i. only mean that I'd seen the show time. Doing it on the air was i. knew what his value running over immigrants and those cars keep saying very strange thing about German cars. Let's see who are some others just a few others that kind of stand out you've got Gina Davis Right. You can see that Gina Davis would not only have Ohio Cuba also be a member of Mensa I remember. Yeah I remember doing the archery thing the number one she was very nearly an Olympic Archer and it was clear that she was an actress who wanted to be You know the one in her field who also. Was a restless explore another area yeah I it's it's actually the role that she plays are no no I. Guess it's kind of an inversion of the role that she plays in a field of their own. What is that move? It's it's kind of a reverse of the role she plays in a League of their own. She's she's very much a different. She's very, she casts herself as different from the other baseball players in the League of our own. Yes. She started out kind of playing. Tootsie but she very quickly becomes like. The. kind of smart spinks like. I'm thinking of accidental tourist or you know all these movies where she's there's obviously a lot going on the inside and I don't know I. Don't know how much that's just a typecasting and how much she's actually that that actually reflects. Her I saw her in her life sarin solid airport was I didn't ask blower. Tonight asked a Buckminster Fuller also. Sort of classic like Mid Century era expert on everything expert on everything right But. MENSA. Alluded to this but American Mensa became A sort of a separate entity and it was the result of a woman by the name of Margot Seidel men who? Took over as the director of Mensa, USA at a time in the early sixties when Mensa. Directing Mensa kind of meant managing the mailing list Mensa is although it hasn't produced that many Nobel laureates does produce a lot of magazines. American. Mensa I mean there's there's the mental research members. There's the MENSA magazine Mensa bulletin the. Journal treats its own little insular world rather than improving ours and that's good. We don't have to hang out with those people and and as you said, kidding, Mensah became like of the font of a million puzzles and puzzle solvers. Eventually, Mensah started publishing its own. Puzzle journals. The MENSA Mind Games, I, think I'm in favor of it doing that. Yeah. Like you know if real-life doesn't have enough fun puzzles for you to solve. Let Mensa your recreational. Stand in for that and then started having gatherings the the the annual gathering, which is kind of sturgis. It's basically the sturgis of MENSA. It happens on July fourth or N- urges in Canada in candidates on candidate day there are there's a a famous sort of Mensa gathering that happens every Halloween in Chicago is it avoid a dating component? There must be I mean I'm sure that Mensa people love to too many of them think about Maryland. Voss von Women's is the Jarver. Gender breakdown is yeah. It's about sixty six percent men thirty four percent women and there's no in at least in that calculation. No. Sense of how many sort of gender fluid people there are. But in the in the in the rough aggregate, it's about.
"mensa" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"We're like a real podcast now and everything we're going to fill that score up with merchandise we're going to have no name brand. Robust merchant merchandise says generic canned tomatoes with the this logo. Hod Cast. Oh, that's actually a pretty good idea podcast. Wait a minute a yellow shirt that just says podcast in the omnibus font come on all right up there soon. So check out onto this project dot com slash store for these and other brainstorms. One of the side effects I think of. Of a recognition of genius as a as you were saying, kind of A. Separate class of kind of being come into the world not somebody that just read a lot and. Thought a lot but. Kind of super. Replaces sainthood right right and it's and it's post Nietzsche it's kind of Obermann CH-, no show that there are super beings. It filters down to I guess what you would call the class of regular smarts people that aren't trying to destroy their friends with. Laser. Laser is like you do. But the people that recognize that you know they're they're gifted there took their taken out of their kindergarten class and put into the third grade reading group and there is a lot of. Social exclusion social difficulty that happens it's you. You feel a lot of pride because the grownups have singled you out. But when you go back to your kindergarten class, it's not like you're universally welcomed and celebrated by the other kids in some ways quite the opposite. Yeah I think in general the opposite that is, that's why I often kept it under my hat. Yeah. Still, do just spouting like I remember in second grade like just getting really into this Some kid had just gone to Africa had brought back some little statue of. Some kind of antelope and the teacher was like, do you know what kind of this is and he was like I was just an adult and the teacher's like, Oh, well, maybe somebody can figure out who it wasn't like for me. That was like catnap like of course, I spent six the next six recesses in the world book trying to figure out what kind of antelope that was and I remember that it was like a, it was a letch. We is the name of a thing. There you go. It was still remember if. Somebody's going to bully you about this. I would deserve to be built I wrote a little I wrote a book I wrote a report for myself with and drew a picture of A. and. What you're really doing is just really shining this kid and and taking away all the fun of his little statue wear of of how competitive it was because I think I started to become aware after the fact that nobody else's is really doing that even if the teacher showers approval on you, that causes backlash from your peers who not shower approval on you and as a result. I spent decades of my life trying not to do repeat the let's we incident I just act like a normal well and you were you were in special circumstances being in a being kind of well in a weird little terrarium being an international school international school and a private school. If you had been in a giant American high school I, think you would have found that was A. Case, nobody wanted to hear your Lech. We replied still Vienna Walker. And so that the desire to. The desire to kind of self sequester or to live. If you are a gifted kid to kind of pick other gifted kids and also adults do this. You know they try to Sh- to kind of corral you altogether on the on the assumption that you're going to have shared interests, and that intellect is a kind of thing that that creates a common. Now beyond, of course, I want to hang out with other people with similar test scores to me. Yeah. Right. Test scores. Yeah. Here's the. Dumb people do it too dumb. People want to hang out with people. Look Gorgeous. Timely when we recorded this but probably not anymore. And I think it would be maybe true or if you had if you had a larger cross section of a high school had nine thousand students in it instead of fifteen hundred or twenty, five hundred, you might be able to form. Social groups where it's just the people that scored really highly on their verbal aptitude test. You know that that that they just want to talk about Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar while comprise a group of fifteen close friends. But in your typical high school, what you end up with is the end of the bell curve is going to be a bunch of people that are really into dentistry or Or trying to be tend to be a lot of math and science I mean it just won't. You won't have the same interests just because you have the same test scores. Well. It may not surprise you that That the topic of today's show Mensa. As an organization devoted to or an organization of high IQ people globally, a global and nondenominational organization bringing together. People who are. Who have been tested and measured to be in the ninety eight, th percentile of intelligent. So the top two percent of humanity top two percent of people. Who have been who have taken intelligence tests and been found to be exceptional and Mensa dozen testy You bring your own tests no Mensa does have its own who you have to proctored exam to go to a room no, you can. You can apply to Mensa using. The to the test results of a whole variety of different intelligence tests. But mental also will. Will proctor and exam where you sit and take the Mensa test, which is proprietary and. Doesn't have like there's no. Oversight because, of course men can. It's private organization they can do what they want. They can do what they want. To control. The men's at test doesn't involve like a belly crawl under some barbed wire while well cannon-shells go off over your head is there s from government testing might be. There, there's a discus aspect. But MENSA was formed Gal I want you to just just take a wild guess Mensa formed Mensa was formed in..
"mensa" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"One, nine. MENSA. SMART I want to preface this show. By acknowledging the fact that probably the we are on native land. preps this show by saying we are on stolen native. When should do a lending knowledge of it at the start of every podcast, we apologize for having invaded and and stolen this land. This basement was once salish basement attorney was a base they used to have those. Costumes I guess in the closet over there although it's possible that future Ling's In in their excavations of passable as Asians need to go down so many layers to find the old longhouses that they really think that whatever you and me our our civilization were like the original native inhabitants of this land. So we should make it clear. My assumption actually be the other way. The northwest coast peoples are going to retake this land from us very soon probably by force here here. I'll surrender immediately I am not picking up a Tomahawk and then so this will just be a brief interregnum when I see, there will be a tiny little layer of of AOL CDs in the in the strata and then. It, it'll just be a brief. Moment in one thousand year reign of indigenous people in the northwest tribes do have a somewhat exclusive rights to harvest gooey ducks, which we know are the food that powers the future every great try every great military triumphs. So yeah, it's only a matter of time. They're gonNA have the strong masculine power that comes from second down gooey. Duck I will surrender to the to the new duwamish. Amish I to welcome our. New gooey deck wielding overlords. What did you want to acknowledge the or I just want to acknowledge in addition to the fact that we are on stolen native land that a lot of future links probably if you're going to do a show on Mensa On any of the networks, the the. The Future Lynx audience probably has a larger sort of base level MENSA potential Mensa membership. Relative to say Joe. Rogan. We're MENSA friendly a little bit Mensa friendly and I'm guessing that some future links some some present link certainly. Are Mensa affiliated, but maybe a future Ling's maybe becomes the the primary fraternal and Sorority Organization of few could be the government. This could be subversive material in the year ten, thousand and one. It is true and we'll get to this in the show that I q scores. You know IQ is is a measurement of a of intelligence with with with the mean established as one hundred but. Raw I q scores have been. Over the La over the twentieth century going up across all sort of developed nations although it that the Flynn effect affect who Flynn wrote the Bell Curve Flynn's a guy who got a lot smarter over the course of his life. He's the Flynn from Tron. Designed Space Paranoids and that made him Super Smart Yeah the Master Control Program Yeah Flynn's book. The bell curve is is hotly contested in. In in a lot of its conclusions but it it he did. He did. Discover I guess within the within the data that I q scores at least in the twentieth century were on the rise. And spite all evidence to the contrary when you drive. Or go on the Internet and my right. Anyway we're GONNA talk about it today and and you know we apologize and we apologize jokes we make. Yeah. They're going to be jokes at Meneses. Expect a lot of you know just put down a fund logic puzzle just to listen to this show. That's right. You were right in the middle of it. You're like Sally is not sitting next to Dina but Dina ordered the steak your you've got your little your chart. You were figuring on then you're like new. Omnibus? And then you're like Oh Mensa Omega. All this and then we're just going to dive right in taken down a peg I think will be. Moderately pro. Much of its ethos. Yeah, we will. Look we're we're teach the controversy? This is maybe the first show we've ever done where not only have we started talking about the topic right off the top, but we're already apologizing for a for the show to our listenership that we're. We're like pre imagining is mad. So maybe if the show always started with some kind of apology, we will get to the topic sooner. Well, we're going to start apologizing for being stolen native land, and then apologize for the topic because what might happen if I were doing this episode is that might be like you know I try to get into this way. When. Did you first consider yourself a smart guy and then an hour later? When. When the story about your fourth grade teacher ends a I'll be like. ooh. So Mensah, well, let's let's let's go back to the start then and You are. You're famously America's boy genius. And yet within a few inventions in the basement is beside. Yet. As you know as. You're you're at pains to at least in interviews, kind of try and disabuse people of the notion that year some kind of super genius that your dear talented jeopardy is the result of. Of any kind of like massively superior intellect and although I know that you're pandering to people on. You really think like yearly think I'm thinking one day I will destroy you on with Cheyenne. Brain. Like, I just find the right frequency I could explode your heads just by thinking about it but to the interview I'm like, Hey, Hey Mike anybody can do anybody can do it. Mike. Just it's just a matter of curiosity I. See a look in your eye all the time that suggestion trying to exploit explode my brain from across the table. I know you're trying it's like between episodes hurry up. But at what point in your life in your young life? Did you feel like you were beings you had been singled out or we're starting to be treated differently by teachers and guidance counselors and parents that that people you know we're kind of either whispering that Ken was special or or saying it out right or did that ever happen definitely as soon as school started like at home, you really have no peer group I mean you got the kids next door or a bunch of Ding Dongs, Sunday school or whatever none of them peers. Age Peers. Oh, I see perhaps. so I think it wasn't until school started where you know suddenly there's a big enough sample size for you to see. Oh, I'm the only one that gets trooped out of I got sent out of my kindergarten class every day. To Go to a reading group in the whatever the highest level classroom in the building wasn't it was K. through three. So it was just a third grade classroom, right but while everybody else was kind of practicing drawing the letter C. and then a little letter see like I got bumped up to third and you can't not noticed that and you can't not take a little pride in whatever the thing about you that that gets adults buzzing even in kindergarten it's. So I was ruined. Yeah. Right. Human Development is is such. Already have a huge amount of pride at being singled out and treated differently for your intelligence for a thing. That's not you couldn't. It's not that you could throw a baseball. Theory, that kids are very aware that they're not grownups. So anything you can do that approaches anything. Any competency that impresses adults feels grownup rise and I might be throwing a baseball but you know that adults are reading the paper. So if you're reading the paper I, think you were like this is a kid is if you're if you're reading the paper, it's not just that you feel like I'm ahead of grade level you feel like I'm I'm a little grownup her I have some..
Police chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen
"Chief of police chief of Ah Milwaukee suburb. That scene protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a black teenager says he sees no reason why the officer should be fired. Wauwatosa Police chief Barry Webber's that in a news conference Monday that he disagrees with an independent Investigators report that Officer Joseph MENSA should be fired because he has shot and killed three people in just five years on the force, and he's Too great of a risk to shoot somebody else. Just of medicine's been cleared by the district attorney in three different cases. There's been no reason up to this point and none that I can see that he should be removed from the force. He's acted legally and lawfully, in all previous actions that I'm aware We saw what happened in Kenosha. We saw it happen in Portland and other places. It was our determination to make sure that none of those, uh things happened way arrested people that had Molotov cocktails in their backpacks, and we found a Molotov cocktail at the base of the city hall sign. So
Police chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen
"The chief of police chief of Ah Milwaukee suburb. That scene protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a black teenager says he sees no reason why the officer should be fired. Wauwatosa Police chief Barry Webber's that in a news conference Monday that he disagrees with an independent Investigators report that Officer Joseph MENSA should be fired because he has shot and killed three people in just five years on the force, and he's Too great of a risk to shoot somebody else. Just immense, has been cleared by the district attorney in three different cases. There's been no reason up to this point and none that I can see that he should be removed from the force. He's acted legally and lawfully. In all previous actions that I'm aware of. We saw what happened in Kenosha. We saw what happened in Portland and boodle in other places. It was our determination to make sure that none of those, uh things happens. Tosa. We arrested people that had Molotov cocktails in their backpacks, and we found a Molotov cocktail at the base of the city hall Sign. So that's just an example of what we were taking seriously. What actually came about the good news is we have no loss of life. Very few injuries at all. None serious and the property damage was minimal. Prosecutors last week cleared MENSA in February's fatal shooting of 17 year old Alvin Cole, the Cole family attorney, rejecting the position of Weber, the chief and said it shows that He should be fired, too.
Police chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen
"Chief of the Milwaukee suburb, says that he sees no reason to fire an officer who was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a black teenager. Back in February. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin has been experiencing protests and unrest since Officer Joseph MENSA was cleared police and fire there. The commission is considering firing the officer anyway. But police chief Barry Weber says no decision has been made at this time. That way would just be speculating as to what might happen with what the decisions are ultimately are, so we'll just have to wait to see what that turns out to be the right now, as the mayor said. Status is the same and independent investigator did recommend that meant to be fired because that he has shot and killed three people during his five years on the force, and therefore They say he presented a risks that he might shoot someone else.
Alvin Cole shooting: Wisconsin police officer not charged in killing of black teenager
"Around 100. Protesters there turned violent late Wednesday after black police officer Joseph MENSA was cleared in the February fatal shooting of black 17 year old Alvin Cole. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisum announced officer MENSA had a reasonable belief that deadly force was necessary after police responded to a report of disturbance. He says evidence shows Cole fled from police carrying a stolen nine millimeter handgun and that he fired a shot while fleeing. Cole was the third person mints all his fatally shot since becoming an officer five years ago. The whole family wants mitts all fired. At W. J. In Sports. The Chicago Bears pull off another comeback win this season game
"mensa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"One has been killed. By Joseph MENSA. You have not just MENSA, who was also Black, was responding to a report of a disturbance at a shopping center in the Milwaukee suburb of Watch. Elsa Cole, who was 17 had a gun, and MENSA has said he believed coal fired at police. Still neither menses explanation or the district attorney's decision That's a file criminal charges is enough to convince Sean Lowe he lives in what Elsa and chairs the city's Equity and inclusion Commission, which includes the police, teeth and the city administrator. All three shootings. Were questionable. All three shooting. There is a huge asterisk next to them on whether they could have been prevented with the first shooting in 2015. MENSA fired his weapon at a man wielding a sworn outside of his home after he fell to follow directions and drop the weapon. The second shooting evolved a man who was intoxicated and sleeping it off in this car at a park. A gun was found in his vehicle. Lo says MENSA should be fired because he is too quick to resort to violence. Anytime he gets into a situation can't handle. He doesn't feel right can pull out my gun and kill these people in the situations over. A report, released on Wednesday by a former U. S attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, came to the same conclusion. So what else? The Police and Fire Commission is expected to review the report and decide whether to keep MENSA on the force for NPR news, timeless Hoyo de MUS in Milwaukee. You're listening to W and my seat just at all things considered after news headlines, it's still not clear where President Trump contracted the Corona virus. But now, he says it may have been at a private reception for the mothers of Americans killed at war. They come. They come within an inch of my face. Sometimes they want to hug me and they want to kiss me. When they do. Look at the latest on that story, right after news headlines on WN, My C should be mostly clear Tonight We'll have a love about 50 degrees. Tonight's going to be sunny tomorrow for Friday High near 68 in the afternoon low tomorrow night of about 58. You're listening to W and my C. It's for 30. When she was 18 Way before running for office. Stacey Abrams was invited to the governor's mansion in Georgia. She was stopped at the gate. The guard looks at me. Look at my parents. He looks at the bus that's pulling away and he tells us we don't belong here. Lessons we learn outside the classroom from the school of life. That's next time on the TED Radio Hour from NPR.
No charges against Wisconsin officer who fatally shot teen
"Charges will be filed against WalMart tells the police officer Joseph MENSA for the fatal shooting of Alvin Cole outside Mayfair Mall last February. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisum says men says use of deadly force was necessary and that he would not be able to disprove self defense calls Family attorney Kimberly Motley, speaking afterwards that they will continue to fight for a conviction, saying that the shooting was justified. And that's really important because normally for these things if he believes that he will say that Motley also points out an independent investigation into Mensah's three past officer involved shootings should be enough to get him fired. MENSA currently on suspension, protesters were able to get onto the interstate system around the market interchange this evening following word of the MENSA decision W. T. M. J's Alex Crow, frustration and anger, those two emotions shown most by protesters. After finding out that what we toast the police officer Joseph Menzah would not face charges for the shooting death of Alban Cole. Those protesters immediately started marching towards the interstates in a clash with police occurring on the on ramp police arresting several protesters before they got onto the on ramp. Even more protesters on the interstate law enforcement officers on scene, including Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies end Milwaukee police officers
No charges against Wisconsin officer who fatally shot teen
"Governor has called out the National Guard. This was he did this before. The prosecutor in Milwaukee County made his decision just a few minutes ago to not charge A Wisconsin police officer who shot a black teen to death outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February. In Wauwatosa, the officer involved is also African American. His name is Joseph MENSA. And the family of the team that was killed. Alvin Cole says that MENSA has now shot three people to death in the last five years. But again, the Milwaukee County top prosecutor says That MENSA will not be charged in his death. So far, no reports of any unrest. But as I said, the Wisconsin governor Tony Evers, has called out the National Guard. In
Wauwatosa PD denies claims Officer Mensah provoked protesters
"Background because most of you know the story. There's been ongoing protests in Wauwatosa even before the George Floyd situation over this, that and the other thing and They have focused locally on the case of Officer Joseph MENSA, who is the police officer who shot and killed a man who, armed with a stolen gun was part of a group that was causing a disturbance and running toward Mayfair Mall. While armed with that stolen gun. He also had 36 rounds of ammunition and an extended magazine. And according to the police investigation, he fired a shot that officer men sub and protesters have been going after Officer men ever since The wall photos the city council. Recommended that he his employment be terminated in the fire and police Commission has suspended him. As I had predicted. This is not satisfied the protesters who have disrupted government meetings who made wild statements at a public meeting at hard Park, and then on Saturday, I took their protest directly to the home. Off officer Men's his girlfriend, who is a police officer in Milwaukee. Where Officer Benson Wass and a situation developed in which Officer MENSA says that he was shot at Before we talk to Chief Webber. I want to deal with two new developments today. The first A letter that was sent today by Congressman Jim Sense it better. Guys, you probably know this city election today to replace time is the sense of better who's been in the house for a long, long time Republican primary Today is between Clift Temple and Scott Fitzgerald and the Republican candidate for that seed is going to be determined in today's election. But sensitive writer is still there since it brothers. This thick includes portions, but not all of Wauwatosa. He sent the following letter to me, your dentist McBride of Wauwatosa today, Dear Mayor McBride. I write to you today concerning the deteriorating security and policing in Wauwatosa. The protests, which may have started peacefully have been growing ever more violent and the event Saturday night outside the residence of Officer Joseph Mintz have required a meat require immediate leadership and strong action from you. And the elected leaders of Wauwatosa first allow me to be clear that I am and always will be supportive of American citizens. First Amendment rights, having said that ever since the death of George Flight in Minneapolis and the protests and the protests the incident sparked There has been a push by community leaders throughout the country to weaken, defund and abolish police departments in several cities. Locally, Officer MENSA has become the poster child for this movement due to his three officer involved shooting incidents. Officer MENSA has dedicated his life to protecting our community and has been cleared by the Milwaukee County District attorney's office of two of the three shootings in which he has been involved. The third incident is still under review. Despite the decisions by the Milwaukee County D. A. You're common council passed a resolution calling for the termination of officer menses employment with the Wauwatosa Police Department. While I understand the common Council wants to bring reforms that the OPD the consequences of their actions are having serious repercussions for the residents of your community. Citizens of Baba Tosa are being harassed by these protests. Protesters who have now laid siege to a residence in your community where a gun was fired at a home with women and Children inside. Actions like this, and the breakdown of law and order will spread fear and force the citizens of Allah toasted to reconsider their choice to reside there. The mass emigration from your city would be devastating to the very fabric of that community. In addition to the detrimental effect it would have on your tax base schools and city sciences. As I believe we are teetering at a crisis. I am offering my assistance. I stand ready to contact federal law enforcement agencies and bring them to Wauwatosa in order to bring peace and tranquility back to the community. I look forward to hearing from you. Well, we have reached a critical tipping point in Wauwatosa. I am confident that if we work together, we can restore the rule of law. It is crucial that we strive to preserve the excellent quality of life that has drawn so many toe work. And raise their families in Wauwatosa and signed by Jim Sensenbrenner, member of Congress. His district includes portions of the city of Wauwatosa. Seconds slow. State representative David Bowie and Milwaukee who says he was part of the demonstration in protests that occurred outside this residents. That officer Benson was at on Saturday night is saying that nobody tried to kill Officer MENSA, and he's blaming MENSA for all of the developments that occurred. Quoted in the Js online today, Bowen said, and I quote from the story, Bowen said No protesters fired at MENSA during the protest. It should Bob said 50 to 60 people outside menses Wauwatosa home again. It's actually his girl friend's home. But he's residing there. Bowling and other protesters said they were provoked by MENSA before the physical altercation that took place out outside his home quote. It was clearly communicated as we were trying to figure out what happened that it was Joseph MENSA in that tussle that turned off the safety on that firearm and told the trigger. Owen said today, the Wauwatosa Police Department issued a statement saying there is a lot of false information and rumors being circulated on social media and through the news media regarding the events on Saturday night, August 8th outside the home where Wauwatosa Police officer Joseph MENSA was stag best includes an accurate information and allegations contained an official press releases from a state elected official was outside of the home. Well criminal conduct and a shooting occurred. What occurred Saturday night was not organized a peaceful protest. It was a targeted planned act of violence against one of our police officers. In our community. This is an active ongoing investigation and evidence continues to be gathered regarding the events of August 8. Investigators are looking through a large amount of high quality video footage from the scene and are working to identify suspects and vehicles involved in any illegal activity. A statement, then quotes police chief. Very Weber The welcome toast. The Police Department will not stand by and allow this type of intimidating, aggressive, dangerous illegal behavior to occur,
All About Virtual Therapy
"Thanks so much for joining me for session. One fifth of the therapy for black girls podcast as many people are now beginning to work with their therapist. Virtually a might be looking so work with the therapist for the first time it will be meeting with them. Virtually I thought it'd be a great time to rewind and share this interview. I did with Melissa Douglas again as she has been providing virtual services in her Saint Louis Practice for the past couple of years. Melissa is the owner of goal driven counseling a private Tele Mental Health counseling practice where she supports teens and millennials challenging educational career and life transitions through secure videoconferencing. She's a native of Chicago Illinois but has called St Louis Missouri home for almost a decade. She's a proud Triton who received a best of social work degree master of social work degreen and also as a ticket in nonprofit management in leadership from the University of Missouri Saint Louis. She's a licensed clinical social worker and a distance credentialed counselor who has diverse volunteer work experience with us in juvenile detention community based and educational settings. Melissa and I discussed some of the differences between traditional in virtual therapy. How you can decide if it's right for you how to find a virtual therapist and she shared all of her favorite APPs for Mensa weld is if you hear something that resonates with you are listening. Please share with us on social media using the HASHTAG. Tgi In session. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much for joining us today. Listen thank you for having me Dr Joy. I'm very happy you were able to join us today. Because I know there have been a lot of questions about people looking Virgil at therapy or if they live like in a town that's further from a big city and they're not like a lot of therapists they're people are wanting to know do therapist offer virtual action so. I know that you have a completely online practice and this way correct. Yes so you are the perfect person to talk with us about some of these concerns so I can you tell us a little bit. About what virtual therapy is and how? It might be different from traditional therapy. Yes so it's very basic in so we're gonNA talk about has basically tele mental health and virtual therapy because there's a whole other section of just telemedicine that covers a lot of different professionals by talents evolve. Israeli when the clinician and the client are in different physical locations using technology to communicate pretty much and so it's referred to eat therapy virtual therapy online therapy distance counseling. And what I tell. Clients is Dora virtual counseling or virtual therapy sessions. We can do almost everything other than I can't handle a tissue if you start to cry at a time and I can't be a physical support in a crisis but because I use all video and actual platform designed for telehealth. It helps me to have the same relationship report to be developed and the resources to be used. Because I can share my screen. With people's we can work through resources things together in actually see worksheets and stuff like that. I can have more than one person in a session with me. So couples counseling family. Counseling can be just the same as as traditional therapy but when you talk about Tele Mental Health. There are other options other than video. So you have phone counseling as well as a synchronous methods. Such as email and text based counseling. And so all that means is that you there are not live communicating. So you may send a message and you have to wait until the counseling therapists can respond to that. And then you go back and forth that way. And so with those methods there has to be a comfort with communicating fillings in POPs in a in a written format but the largest difference. Is that the responsibility of ensuring privacy of the session is a little bit more shifted to the client because they're in their own space but I always share that tell them will help isn't better or superior methods to traditional counseling. It's really all about appropriateness and our preference so it sounds like it is very similar to coming into the Office for therapy except that you might be in your home. Like in Pajama Bottoms. So what kind of feedback have you gotten from your clients? Melissa about whether be you know like like it better or worse than traditional therapy. Like what kind of feedback have you gotten so again like I said it's all about preference but I received a lot of great from our clients because again because I use the video base we really are able to establish the same relationship and report because we can still see and feel each other's personality we can hear the to- now with the end we can see affect from each other and so it's a little bit more van just communicating written format? And so we're able to really Bill at relationship. They also enjoy the flexibility. It allows in their schedules as well as the convenience of just having to log on. And I'm right there. They don't have to travel or really fit it into their schedule. In addition to travel and things like that but I always share with people who are a little bit unsure about telehealth. Because you know honestly it's it's still a fairly new thing. It's been around for about thirty years and we talk about the telemedicine space but for Tele mental health. I think it's gaining more traction in the last ten years more visibility and so. I always tell people that it's been researched for effectiveness in solid in the early two thousands. There were a lot of different studies but a couple that I like. I like to share is added. Two thousand one. A study was conducted by the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University. Here in Saint Louis. So patients quickly adapt and establish report because the basics of relationship building. Is there with telehealth? And then there was another one another study done in two thousand five by a psychologist from northwestern university who conducted trials that show that clients living with depression tended to stay in counseling longer and saw a larger reduction in symptoms by participating on counseling. And so I like people to know that. There is research back to the effectiveness of elements of health and virtual. Yeah I mean and I'm glad you brought that up right. Because that he is I think another benefit of virtual therapy is you know sometimes one of the more significant symptoms of depression is like not wanting to move and not wanting to leave your house so if you can talk with your therapist via you know your laptop or your tablet then you can still participate in treatment in you know may receive some benefits from the treatment that you wouldn't have if you stayed home. Yeah absolutely as well as the social anxiety is as well and we know that. That's the largest mental health illness in the world and so police will stay in the US and so that's also a great benefit as well. And I think it is important for us to mention that this is not jumping on facetime with your therapist right so it's not like your therapist will just facetime call you and you just answer. These are very are at least therapist should be using hippo compliant software and platforms that will increase the security of the session. Correct absolutely yes. Yeah so there are precautions that your therapist should be taking but like you mentioned you know like if you decide to have your session and you know your partner is like right next to you. Then you're compromising you're all confidentiality but your therapist is taking the repercussions. They need to make sure the session is. Yes absolutely. You got you okay. So what kinds of consideration should somebody consider if they're thinking about virtual therapy like what kinds of things might be WANNA think about? Yes so I always say that. The virtual therapy is the method in which we're doing the actual therapy. You definitely want to consider the expertise of the clinician if their focus is what you need and saw. You WanNa make sure that that the actual option is not the main thing that the person if you're experiencing depression or anxiety that that actual clinician that's offering the virtual therapy specializes in those things. Another huge thing because of the the lack of geographical barriers would tell them it's a health. We WanNa make sure that the commission has licensed in the state that you resign him because legally required men. So that's a misconception that a lot of people have is that because we give us our phones or computers and things like that that we can work with anybody and that's not true. Also I tell people to do a real self assessment and consider if they would be comfortable sansom on from a distance the end because the confident the impact of separate therapeutic space is really important to some people in Psalm as well as thinking about if you have a support person that is is nearing assessable if there is ever an emergency situation and so that's not something that was mentioned yet but emergency planning. It's something that is very important when it comes to tell them health because if a client were to experience at some time some suicidal thoughts or things like that there has to be an emergency management plan in place that that usually includes a emergency support person near the town of triage. That with the therapist in the end client should be feel free to access their tele mental health therapist or counselor has completed any chiming in so some states required in Psalm. Donning in you also share that you know it's not just jumping on facetime call. Any really really speaks to the clinician operating in their areas of competence. Which is a a safeguard for the client and the client should be comfortable and aware of talking about that with the clinician. Yeah and like you said all the states don't require it but you know it does feel like most therapist who are doing significant amount of virtual. Therapy are tele. Mental Health have completed at least some like trainings in maybe even some additional certifications. Yes yeah so. Can you talk a little bit more about the emergency planning because I know that that is something that often comes up and I think something that you know frightened some therapists away from maybe wanting to do elements? Health is like okay. We'll do I do in case of an emergency. So can you talk a little bit about with their processes like with you? And your clients. Yes so assessment of fit is very important so when a client contacts me for consultation. We're having that initial call. I'm usually doing a brief assessment at that time and so I'm assessing if they are at high risk of currently having suicidal thoughts or have had a plan or intent also assessing for any homicide Any active substance use Any delusions around technology and so that means some people experience thoughts and things that someone is spying on their computer things like that. So that wouldn't be comfortable in a therapeutic face if that's some concerns as well as some complex traumas in some those are some things that I quickly assess floor in consultation with also the assessment phase and so with the emergency planning share with clients that if any safety issue were to come up and we'll just speak about the the suicidal thoughts and things like that. If that was ever be concerned that I definitely openly share with them. That is my ethical responsibility to call the police to do a wellness check and things like that but I also wanted to be a little bit more comfortable for them too so we talk about any support people that they have in their life that has click access to them. And so if it is a spouse work is a parent that they would give me permission to disclose and contact them and say that. I am their therapist in Bay are having a very hard time right now and if they could check on them. I remain on the phone or in a session with my client during that time but then I also triage with the support. Person is what okay so it is very similar to what you would do if you were meeting with the person in your office absolutely but unfortunately they have the ability to hang up and disconnect right thank you know they have the Leave your office. Like I've had clients that leave. You know like just abruptly into session if you know things are not going the way they want us something. So they're still option even in real life. That's true yeah so Melissa does insurance. Pay For ritual therapy yes. There are many insurance companies that pay for virtual usually equivalents of the cost traditional but it varies state to state and it also varies between insurance companies as well and so I always tell people the best thing to do is to contact their ensure to ask about the the details of their specific plans. Okay Okay and so if that is something that is going to be like a priority like if using your insurance
"mensa" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook
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So you know usually given to take they listen to the show. They some of them did. Yeah yeah but I left. I let I let the first of all. They think it's absolutely epic and incredible yet when saw in sauce big win and and So so who off I guess a little A little arm grabber followed up with me to let me know that I I grabbed my arm and I was like Oh so then I get to send a message. That was long name his name or did he dislike okay so he was just like assumed and it was him and he's a actually. I didn't do that. I remember that night wasn't that was actually. Actually I was reaching for Cup in your arm was in the Doc. You would know that if you understood what cup is but you did not let Understood Cup grip you would know that. I grabbed your arm with a cup grip. Because 'cause I missed took your arm for Cup so But I got some. Some friendly messages is a message saying hey you misunderstood good when does likely yeah. Yeah which I which I understand and then and then I get the opportunity to take a step back and backpedal a a little bit and say I'm so sorry and then I'm working right now on the follow up. which is I take it all back? I'm sorry sorry for an please take back our entire catalogue including the premium image including well. I mean what calling gives me that code. I can't I can't wait to take years and years and years and years and Kevin do you just want to as people are listening to this. Explain what technical troubleshooting you'll be doing this week so they don't have to this. You'll want to log out of stitcher richer and log back in and If you have an issue with it. Dm Me on read it. Do Not Post about it on the episode. Does that make you mad actually love it. Oh Kevin Anymore. He just operates all his business. In redditch. There used to be conversation around our episode. That would be like I like to this joke or like Jimmy was a good guest but now the conversation is mostly like I can't hear the ads in the episode play and here. It's your anything too much. We got a lot that there's four streams teams playing at the same time it's like the frigging end of ghostbusters. But this is obviously look this. This is a mum PA operation. Yeah Yeah Nice. Little rinky-dink shop we're in cloud in hammered upper shingle over the door. Just I I love it. I like the kind of podcast. Uh thing as man. I like the kind of podcast where you go to someone's house in. Yeah that's probably a one. PM On and it's going to that that's your dad is gone. They they live they live. You can see Mount Washington from from what I opened the door. And they're kind of like blinking sleep out of their. Oh they're waking up there so far away surprised they have a show right and and I say hey. I don't drive song. I had to take three buses to get there and they say oh. It's fine like I was checking on them. so that's okay others noise if you're a little late that's fine okay. And then you show up. And they're like all right. Let me tell you what the show is about your also sitting on their bed wait still warm from their sleeping and then they say our. So and then they put their phone up. They're like Oh that's the recorder okay. They got not open. They press record because they start recording without telling telling you to the funniest shit and they're they're like okay so people getting inside their hearing like how the bus ride was or whatever before you start to talk a slow fading live music. The bus the slow increase. I was like Oh that was a choice Kuku. Hey don't sit on my girlfriend's like Oh joe works nights so she's view the other room. There's also a hungry animal there. And they're doing you know he gave Bosch and we give us a snag. Your budget had had the snack in the beginning. 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In Northeast Spain, Catalonia Kicks Off Green Onion Season
"Here in I it may not feel like the right time of the year for barbecues but in northeast Spain the middle of winter brings with it a grueling tradition where it's all about the green onions every weekend family and friends get together to grill the onion and eat it with a traditional hot salon socks as Lucy a benefit is reports the official onion season kicks off with a day long celebration in a small cut to Laun mountain town it's the dead of winter and even though it's cold in the town of violence just an hour and a half from mensa nana the Mediterranean sun is strong enough to make some people shed their jackets as the sit in the central plaza eating a traditional Catalan onion called a council it's this season's biggest canceled
"mensa" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast
"So before we wrap up. has there ever been so. We talked about applications that would disqualify you in your mind. has there ever been an essay that just like or type that just really stood out. And you're like Wow oh yeah I guess so no. I did one your scholarship. Judging and I it was my introduction so I wasn't paying so much attention that year in subsequent years served as a scholarship chair both our region and a local chapter but I was in Los Angeles so I saw a lot a lot of essays and and so I got to see from one year to the next witch scholarship essays. One and which ones didn't sometimes the one the ones I read that I thought. Oh this is really compelling. I would want to give someone who wrote this. Scholarship money. They didn't know is when But the ones that stood out to me that also one scholarship money were well written. They made good arguments. They the students writing them had accomplished genuinely a lot of good things they wrote. About their accomplishments complements in high school some of them had already published work. A I guess I should also see it. I you know you might think that if you're a high school student about to start college what chance do I have against these graduate students. But that's really not how the judging goes house It's possible as a high school student to Talk through your academic accomplishments in some extracurricular activities that that can stand up just fine against you know someone. Who is I in their last couple of years of graduate school and has published extensively? Judges appreciate that. There's just a difference in those experiences by necessity so it's good to include experiences that backup your goal statement. So he asked students to write about their Vocational professional or academic goals talk about things that you've done that support those goals and and on a little bit of a like A. I guess I WANNA say pathos can be helpful. It isn't necessary but if you've had some life experience that has been an obstacle that you've had overcome it's fair to give that its place and some scholars should judges find that really compelling. I think it takes more delicate hand and I think it's in my experience. The essays that off that outline accomplishments and goals goals in a really clear way have an easier shot with a diverse group of judges that it's a science question. Yes I did. That was very helpful. That was very helpful and just out of curiosity when our students notified Whether or not they've won right right Early Spring by I think it's Late May or early June so students are notified by. They'll receive a letter in the mail and a check Jack they can also go online to Mensa foundation dot org and under what we do. The last item in that dropdown walk down. Menu is scholarships. If you go on there it gives you know rules and guidelines in the US scholarship application international application. But it also gives you access to the portal shows All of the scholarship winners once posted. Ah Check payable to the student or the student at school the student. Oh that's good. Yes it's up to the student to use those funds toward education. Yeah maybe books if they need right or how how did how did the students feels that they can best use that money to reach their goals. That's that's up to them. Yeah this this is great. This is really good. Yeah now time for my fun question. If you could be any mascot would you be and why so I actually have some mascot experience. Iran's but not at a college high school it was at a workplace and I dressed in a mascot costume as both a gorilla it was office gorilla and as a bear and I will say although I really enjoyed being office gorilla and developed a bit of a reputation reputation for it carrying around bananas and You know adopting the mannerisms and I had my office parole placard. I think that my days as the The bear were some of my best because everyone loves the bear air and I got to jump around with pompoms and no one knew who it was. No one guessed and I think that's the best. juicing being anonymously fun right and that would that work that was it work. Yes a government job your patients and no one had any clue which was favorite part. It's Oh well yeah you do. Yeah you've got real mascot experience that's that's a I. I highly recommend it. Yeah so this was great. Listeners can get more information at. WWW w. w. dot mensa foundation dot. Org Yes and go ahead and work when they say outside of the application get someone approve it. Check for your grammar and all that good stuff and then drop it in and fill it out and hit the MIC. That's all there is to awesome. Thank you so much it was wonderful. I'll thank you pam. Thank you miss wise for that interview and for sharing this wonderful scholarship chip opportunity with our listeners. So I would love to hear a few of your key takeaways but your main action item if your high school senior if you're in college or if you are pursuing a graduate or if you're in graduate school or even post doc work definitely check out this scholarship up even go to. WWW DOT mensa down dacian dot org and that link. We'll be in the show notes so my big takeaways. I love the tips that she shared shared about applying for scholarships In terms of not making those mistakes now having yourself disqualified but again I really wanted to point out and and you'll see this right on their website when you work on your scholarship application for them. Is that whatever you do. Please do not disqualify yourself yourself by putting information that tells who you are and on that one mistake will not make you. You know we'll kick you out out of the running for a scholarship so make sure you're not putting any identifying information in your essay that would disqualify your application in critical critical critical mentioned on the website and she took the time to mention that which I really appreciate that the other thing I really wanted to point out tube oops. We're talking just one application one essay five hundred words or less. That is so doable. Before the upcoming deadline of January fifteen in two thousand twenty so by all means whatever. You're doing do yourself a favor and apply so I just wanted to thank you. Ms Wise for taking the time out of your super busy schedule to talk with us about scholarships through the Mensa Foundation and listeners. I'm going to ask you to do three things things you know what they are number one leave us rating review number to go ahead and subscribe if you have not subscribe to our podcast and number three three share our podcast and this episode with a friend and until next time I'm Pam Andrews the host of the Scholarship Shark podcast. And this is where we help you take the buy out of college debt..
"mensa" Discussed on The Scholarship Shark Podcast
"Current college student or if you fit one of the other special fields or special circumstances that are mentioned in today's episode. Definitely check it out and of course I I'M GONNA say up front. You want to show this with a friend because this organization is giving away a lot of money to a lot of different Folks so you don't want to miss it and you want to share share the Information so let's just jump into today's interview with Miss Jennifer wise as of Mensa Foundation. Hi Fly than welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me. I feel great. I'm so happy to be here. We're talking with you about the foundation. Move them so before we jump into the foundation. Can you tell the listener a little bit about you and your background. Sure so so I am a board member on the foundation's board. I'm the secretary also the scholarship liaison but didn't start out that way. I got involved in this scholarship program. I as scholarship judge and then increase. My activity is the time went on In what really motivated me was that I read an article that was a about a toddler who joined Mensa. And the you know the article itself. So who's complimentary. Comments were decidedly not complementary and my experience in Mensa with immense foundation. UNAMERICAN men set had been that there plenty of altruistic people who really genuinely want to help others the same as in any general population elation of people and so I wanted to demonstrate that regardless of Mensa affiliation Many any of us want to do good. And that's really what the MEZZA foundation wants to do that. I you know. The perks of the MENSA foundation is to advance understanding and recognition of intelligence in to empower individuals to develop develop their abilities for the greater good. So we believe I believe in a world values intelligence we believe that that makes the world better and then my personal background scholarships is that I should have had have more of the Irish had had use my mother. I love my mother. But she didn't know anything about scholarships and unfortunately urgently my family situation was really unfortunate I it rained my college savings. Justin time for me to start college. And so I I took off and it was compelled when I started to take out large student loans. Both for Undergrad and then for graduate with school where I studied literature highly lucrative field despite being a high performer academically I didn't receive or I wasn't even notified about a lot of the scholarships that I might have been eligible for including the MENSA foundations ship program. So Oh I'm in my thirties. I'm a millennial. I'll be paying off my student loans for years to come. The general public including financial aid and advisors is generally unaware of the men's foundation scholarship program and it's inclusiveness. So almost anyone who can write a lewd short essay is eligible. So I'm motivated to help both gifted individuals and those who sat rounds disadvantage than financially for college the latter part is not dementia foundations objected. But that's my own motivation for continuing as a as a board member and and doing as much as I do. It sometimes sometimes takes a lot more time to do it. Well but it's really important to me and if fight heard from myself years ago I would have less student loan debt than I do now. So and all tate so some listeners may have heard of Mensa. It's the largest oldest high accused society in the world Founded in England in nineteen forty six expire couple of guys on a train the MENSA foundation is the charitable arm of American Mensa. And it's the American metal is itself a national man said in an international organization says so the one commonality the among us is high IQ otherwise it's a highly diverse group and are scholarships also reach a highly diverse group. NON-MEMBERS members children's book authors astrophysicists. People who come from families that are not well off financially and vice versa. So Yeah we represent all all kinds. The people that I'm really proud of that. Yeah that's great so that and that ties into my I guess my next question or my first question. Russian than Scholarships Jeff for MENSA members for men fat as well as madman members. If you can talk a little bit about that sore I'd be so oh happy to. Yeah that's That's a bias. That a lot of people have winning started out as a scholarship chair. Excuse me when I was living. We Lost Angeles. I I would you know I had every other Friday off of work and I go into schools and talk to the You know financial aid and scholarship counselors and I'd say let me tell you about the men's foundation scholarship and they'd say oh. I'll post this flyer in our math department ahead or they just they have to set of assumptions about Mensa. So it's not just for stem. It's not just for and members. We have only three scholarships out of almost two hundred that are restricted to just Mensa members. the no one has to qualify that the Awarding scholarships is based solely on the merits of short essay. Five hundred hundred fifty words if you are. That's it not based on financial need a very. Few of the scholarships are restricted by you. Know the academic field you're pursuing or Some kind of life situation so it really is for for everyone. You have to be a fulltime student for the upcoming academic year in an accredited institution in the United States. That's it yeah. You know. That's what I really really like about your scholarship. In addition you know not just for members but nine members but one application one essay and you check all the boxes bet apply. I thought get any easier than that. Ryan Yeah Yeah I mean in that we. It's a really low bar of entry so Yeah that's why I say like I'm kind of an evangelist for ownership in particular. I go into grocery stores around this time of year at the the the the cashiers often trader. Joe's like there are on their break around this time and I it let them know you know if you don't have too much on Thanksgiving or you just need to like duck out from your family conversation of the table. Five hundred fifty words or fewer is a short short essay. It's easy to do. There's no penalty for submitting something. You can try again from one year to the next if if your essay. SC doesn't make it this year you could submit the same one next year has heard having it rejected because you may have the same set of judges but It's it's just so simple that it's It would be a sad to lose the opportunity just to try. Yeah so speaking of for student who submits and does it. When if you've been to share a little when you see some of the disqualifying mistakes that students make or applicants make that could easily be avoided? What would some of those big? Thanks so much for that question. So my background is on a master's degree in literature and I used to teach English composition Get to the things that I think. Generally a student or were an applicant submitting a scholarship as a ought to be mindful of in a moment but regarding our scholarship program we say explicitly in instructions to not include identifying information and routinely every year we go through and eliminate those essays in. It's it's really too bad ad because some of those essays are outstanding but if I see our scholarship chairs he's a student's name Mike parents so and so something that would enable a judge in their area to read through the essay and say oh I know who that is without having to look online then it has to be eliminated and I think that's really unfortunate but it is important Horton to read the rules so for any scholarship. You're applying to make sure that your not missing something straightforward. That would be a a shame to be disqualified for that As far as general advice regarding scholarship essays I think it's important important that I wish I've known this when I was writing scholarship essays. I didn't have a lot of practice at them. Be Mindful of the fact that the judges themselves human beings. They are often working to meet a deadline. They stack of essays. So if you were essay essay is rife with remarkable syntactical punctuation errors. It makes it easier to eliminate and harder to hear what it what it is you have to say. So before you hit the submit button Have a relative or a good friend. Read over your essay also make sure that your arguments are truly.
NBA commissioner defends free speech as China threatens league
"From the National Basketball Association remains on collision course with China off the commissioner Adam silver defended free speech and indicated the league went back down over tweets about the crisis in Hong Kong house off this Chinese state T. V. ten cent so they stop airing and streaming preseason games silver said the NBA will tell people what they can will call say this is really escalating it is I'm and I think the most interesting piece I've read this morning is at the mensa his column on the pay back time enough in the spot which one of the NBA has all the leverage according to Adam he says that it's a hundreds of millions of Chinese people watched the league's games loss yeah and that they're not simply going to advance today and that of course China is aware of this but it's about the message that China is trying to boot because of course hitting a big sports in the with seventy five as a China and the United States gets the message
What is a Vaccine Adjuvant?
"Our special guest today. Neil Z Miller. He is a medical research, journalist and the director of the think twice global vaccine institute. He has devoted the past thirty years to educating parents and health practitioners about vaccines encouraging and form consent and non mandatory laws. He is the author of several articles studies and books on vaccines, including Miller's review of critical vaccine studies. Neil has a degree in psychology and is a member of Mensa international. And it is always an honor. And pleasure to have you on one life radio. Welcome back. How you doing today? Neil grew. Thanks for having me back today. I appreciate it. I always appreciate your work and what you're doing to educate the world about vaccines and their safety today. Specifically, we're speaking about aluminum. So let's start with this basic question for people that really might not know a lot about vaccines that they. There, there are avent's added to them in order to make them more effective or for the delivery. So what exactly are ad edge of events? And what types of events are there will the main Atrovent that's being used in vaccines. Today is aluminum, and there's different types of aluminum, but, but the reason that the aluminum is added to vaccine is because the, the attenuated germ, okay. So basically, you've got the, the, the German self the, the micro organism that is likely to cause the disease. They take that microorganism and they attenuated or weaken it. And that's the main component of the vaccine, but it doesn't induce enough antibodies by itself, generally speaking with some vaccine. So they add aluminum which really just irritates the immune system. The immune system recognizes the, the aluminum as, as really as foreign object. And so it, it, it helps to awake in a higher concentration of anybody tires. So that's the main reason aluminum is Najim added too many vaccines to help stimulate a stronger immune response, and increase vaccine efficacy. But aluminum is taxing. Absolutely. In fact, there's no known biological purpose value or function for aluminum in the human body everywhere. That now by the way, it is very pervasive. One of the most pervasive elements on the earth, but it has no biological function. And so it, it's a neuro toxin and in fact, that's, that's what the mainly what the study's find. That's what I summarized, you know, like I said. Aluminum is added too many vaccines, and so children that received these vaccines are getting multiple doses of aluminum in an injectable form. Now, some people say that Lumina m- is not a big deal that, you know, you, but, but the, you have to differentiate between or orally, ingested aluminum and injected aluminum, we're warned to not even use aluminum foil anymore unless you like parchment paper in between because of the taxes city of aluminum other studies now that are showing a link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease aluminum dementia, it, definitely, there's no question. There's literally there's literally thousands of studies showing that aluminum. I'm talking studies outside of the world of vaccine just. Thousands of studies that show that aluminum itself is a neuro toxin and is also capable of, of causing immune immune now functions. It's going next with this because I had read that numerous studies provided credible evidence that aluminum adversely affects important biological functions. Like neuro degenerative diseases and auto immune disorders up -solutely, that's the biggest problem is because it c- see when you when you ingest aluminum now luminous is dangerous to any kind of life-form, whether it's an animal, or human, and well we're animals as well, but. And that is dangerous. But when you ingest it as long as you don't ingest too much at once setting that most of that aluminum when I say most we're talking ninety nine point seven percent. You can you can eliminate it through the normal home in Tori functions of the body. But, but when, when that aluminum is injected the studies are showing that it lodges itself into different different organs of the body, and, and they're finding injected aluminum over a year later. They're finding it's still lots in different parts of the body, including the spleen and the brain it bypassed. Now here's the here's the interesting thing is some studies show that it's actually the smaller concentration. Of aluminum that are more dangerous, because they don't because the blood brain barrier does not block it. It's able to, to bypass the rain barrier and go directly into the brain. So this is off the record doctor medical doctor. Obviously, I'm not gonna say his name he didn't want it. He didn't he he, he doesn't even want to talk about it on the air, but told me off the record that there's no way that you can inject a child body with, with aluminum and it into a muscle and it not make its way to the brain. That's, that's absolutely. That's absolutely true. That's what the studies are showing. So, you know, I mean, I don't know why you can't speak on the record because he scares. There's plenty of studies that, that document that down fact in my book, and my latest book Miller's review of critical vaccine studies where I summarize over four hundred studies that are critical vaccines. I have a chapter in there on aluminum, and in that chapter, I summarize, I don't know one or two dozen probably about two dozen studies that, that document is the, the, the hazards of, of aluminum vaccines. For example. Here's a study that, that was conducted by Dr Chris Shaw. And Dr siege CJ, Thomas genyk aluminum in the central nervous system, toxin human as humans and animals vaccine edge in auto, immunity. This in summary, this study found that aluminum vaccines can cause autoimmune and early jiggle damage so that that's pretty common and just to tell you how common vaccines are for example, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and many other nations, infants and children, receive high quantities of Lumina for moldable injections of several vaccines. For example. Okay. The following vaccines contain aluminum, the tetanus vaccine would, you know, the that's combined the P? So, for example, they give babies diptheria tennis in plus vaccine that can. Aluminum the, the hib vaccine for influenza type b that contains aluminum hepatitis A contains aluminum hepatitis b contains aluminum and, and the pneumococcal vaccine contains aluminum. Now, they're giving these vaccines, for example. They're giving DTA. They're giving the protest fact seen at two months of age. They're also giving the, the hepatitis b vaccine, two months of age, they're giving the pneumococcal vaccine at two months of age, and they're giving the hib vaccine at two months of age. So these are four separate vaccines, each containing their own, high concentrations of aluminum. So, so it's so they're getting four high doses of aluminum, when they get their vaccine to two months of age. Then this is repeated again at at, at four months of age. And then again at six months of age. And so it's extremely. Concerning extremely dangerous and a recent study came out in his shown that today fifty four percent of all children, have a chronic ailment, which includes things like attention deficit disorder, which I have summarized studies showing that attention deficit disorder has been linked to the vaccines. And so, so these chronic ailments, people have to look around and say, what do you mean fifty four percent? We're talking with an half of all children today have kind of illnesses. Where's this coming from? Well, I'm working on a paper right now that has found evidence that all of these conditions. Okay, fifty four percent of the of children, have these chronic ailments. These are these are twenty two different ailments, okay that these children have, and all twenty two of these ailments, can be linked to vac. Seen damage. Well, so, so this is something needs to really, really get a handle on and really just recognize that when, when we say that when, when you hear people saying that vaccines, save lives. Well, if you look at. We know that with some flaxseeds they reduced the incidence of the disease. There's no question that when the measles, vaccine was introduced it reduced the number of cases of measles. But what are the trade offs? That's always what we need to look at. What are the trade offs, and, and the studies document that there's increased rates of diabetes increased rates of, of allergies increased rates of autoimmune diseases increased rates of, of learning disabilities, increased rates of so many different types of diseases. So we have to look at everything in from the larger picture, we can't just say that, that this particular vaccine was introduced lower the number of cases of disease at what cost, that's what always needs to be looked at. I'm reading the paper, according to the American Academy pediatrics, which is the AP aluminum is now being implicated as interfering with a variety of cellular metabolic processes in the nervous systems and another tissues. And so, you know, if the pediatric community knows this information. Why are they still pushing the agenda that all vaccines are proven safe? You know, I, I think that I think that there's just so much influenced by by big pharma, and you have to understand the regulatory agencies and I'm talking about the CDC the FDA and on international level, even the World Health Organization. These these workers Asians have been captured by by big pharma. They've been captured by the pharmaceutical industry and and what do I mean by that? I mean that there's so much evidence and document this in some of my papers and document. This in in. There's there's so much evidence right now that for example, in my in my book Miller's review of critical vaccine studies in the chapter on, on mercury mercury in vaccines. And by the way, there's still mercury Invex in vaccine or giving this to pregnant women and two infants. How ridiculous is that, that, but, but the point I'm making is the CDC in the year nineteen ninety nine they conducted their own study to look at at, at whether or not mercury in vaccines is dangerous. And, and they found that babies that got mercury in vaccines. What they did is they took a large group of kids, the and half of the kids got got got vaccines, with mercury and the other half of the kids got the same vaccines, except without the mercury, and then they've they've fast forwarded to, to, to several years later, and then they added up. How many kids in the wound group were eventually diagnosed with autism, and that the kids that got that those mercury containing vaccines were had had eight they were eight seven point six times more likely to be to have been diagnosed with autism. So, so we're talking about I high statistically significant study conducted by the CDC showing that mercury in vaccines will cause autism. Okay. So, so my point is, is that they did not remove mercury. They required it. They required. More people to actually get needed some from some scenes, and then required. More children to receive it and pregnant women to receive it. So, so what is the why am I mentioning this? Well, because it's important for everybody to know but also because it shows some insight into the fact that the that the CDs. C which is supposed to be a regulatory agency looking after for the health of every children has been captured by big pharma has been captured by the industry. They are just a marketing arm of the industry in my opinion, from for my research, the CDC and the FDA, and we'll help organization too, because there's a lot of evidence that the World Health Organization is covering up a lot of a lot of dangers associated with vaccines. So, so people need to realize that when you've got the, the American Academy of pediatrics you'd think, don't they don't they care about these children, the number that the thing that the Dr Blaylock he's, he's a neurosurgeon a brain surgeon. He, he did a forward to my other one of my other books fact, the vaccine safety manual doctor Blaylock in that foreword. He has he presented. He said amazing forward. He's, you know, it's an. Amazing bit of information. Yeah. One of the important things that he says, and he provides evidence for is that the vaccine program itself is sacrosanct above everything else, even above children's lives. The vaccine program must be saved at all costs. It
"mensa" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Gift thing to every kid in D C S care and Chicago right around Christmas. You know, we got some things going on right now where we're doing a large drive for feminine products for like domestic violence shelters because you know, they really need these things out here in the code season. It's even more of a thing, you know, just being there for the city because. City gave me everything city really raised me and taught me how to be a man how to be who. I am. So I was always taught that you take care who would you identify? And who do you think young people should be reading as political influencers of your life started first and foremost with autobiography of Malcolm X, I think that if you read that book that your perspective on the world will be altered. I also studied Huey Newton. A lot chairman of the Black Panthers. Fred Hampton from Chicago is a great guy that just go on YouTube and just listened to the things he says he was a cargo chairman of Black Panthers assassinated dated at home at the age of twenty one. Angela davis. You know, I think people go into go read bell hooks. You know, just really really get a smorgasbord of different ideas. I could probably just look at my book. Books in my phone because I read everything phone anyway. So there's a blood in my Nelson Mandela, obviously, check of era. That's a guy. You definitely wanna be reading. I've heard of. Gucci mane. As book is really good. It's not like my political influence. Leonard Peltier prison writings, you know, Tallahassee coats is somebody that you. I mean, you could start there. Also, the new Jim crow that shell Alexander. Michelle Alexander that book, really open your eyes. If you if you read that one. Yeah. You know, that's a couple of them. All right. Cool. Well, Vic Mensa thank you very much for joining us on intercept how solid their brother George Jackson. Thanks for having me row for she it it Vic Mensa is a Chicago based hip hop artist Grammy nominated rapper his most recent album is the autobiography. That does
"mensa" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Versus. Equality? Thicke Mensa joins me now for this special bonus episode of intercepted Vic, welcome to the show. Thank you have. I wanna start off by talking about Palestine because we've seen yet another incursion into Gaza recently by the Israelis, it's basically just been sustained killing fields there. You took a trip with poet Shemona and others to Palestine we had her on the show as well. But talk about what you saw when you were on the ground in Palestine. And how it maybe changed your perspective on things in the US of like to briefly just some light on automotive because she's sound so much on me and my life. I met her when I was sixteen years old, and she was the first person introduced me to Malcolm Mets and Huey Newton and things like that. So she kind of was the Genesis of much of my learning and understanding about being a man so see reached out to. To tell me she was doing these delegations to Palestine her and another friend and for our shepherd who went and he wrote a piece on it. This was before I was even educated on Palestine like I probably couldn't have told you much of a difference at that point in time between Palestine and Pakistan, which I think to begin with is pretty interesting because quite an educated person and consider myself to be in the know, but the media manipulation surrounding Palestine has been so severe that. The issue itself is kept from much of American public consciousness. Obviously things have been happening recently to really thrusted into the spotlight. But also was talking to me about Palestine for some time telling me, this is the major human rights violation of our time. And so when she eventually invited me to come on. Her delegation. I felt that it was the right moment for me. You know, I been studying for the last year, I had just kind of been picking biz pieces of the information. And I wanted to see for myself. So I went on that delegation. It was the day or a couple days after I released my album, you know, so my label is like you're supposed to be doing press. But I'm like, oh, I have this planned already to go to Palestine. And I'm definitely not going to cancel this. You know? We get into Palestine or we get into Israel actually land in Tel Aviv. And you know, we spent time going through the city of the rue sulum and some of my first observations while I was there were. The treatment of young Palestinians by the idea of soldiers. I felt so much similarity familiarity in those situations as I watched these young Brown kids be pushed against the wall. You know, by young idea of soldiers Israeli soldiers, you you have to do it mandatory at like age eighteen so, you know, these are kids and kids as with most wars. But so I watched the kids with power the soldiers push the young Palestinian kids up against the wall. And just the mannerisms of the interaction like the the pride in the Palestinian kid. But also knowing he can't do much because this soldier has an open M16.. They always do all of them. So I just see it in his face. And you know, I don't understand the language, but I could just see what he's saying is probably like same thing, we say the police over here that you didn't have that badge on you knock you the fuck out right now, you know, that I saw that energy come in. From him. And it was so interesting to me because I'm on outside looking in and. It was like I wasn't really the nigga anymore right here. The Palestinian was the nigga. You know what I'm saying? My Merican passport had ironically, given me like a higher social status in the old city of Jerusalem than it does in Chicago. You know what I'm saying? So I'm watching from the outside looking in. I'm like, oh, so it's not me this time. I saw a lot of things though, man. One of the first days we went into a refugee camp right across the wall, and it's called Ida refugee camp. And they live in squalor. They live in dilapidated project building looking homes walking through that the stairway..
"mensa" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Mm-hmm. This is intercepted. Jeremy Scahill coming to you from the offices of the intercept in New York City. And this is a special bonus episode of intercepted. We are going to be back next week. With a regular episode of intercepted. But over this long holiday weekend wanted to share with you a recent conversation that we had here in the studio. The Chicago based hip hop artist. Vic Mensa has emerged as one of the most uncompromising political voices of our time. The twenty five year old artists not only raps about Chicago police killings of black and Brown people about apartheid in Palestine the poisoning of the water in Flint Michigan. He actually goes to where the silence is and speaks out in the aftermath of the police shooting of Liqun McDonald in Chicago Vic Mensa was there in the streets. And also giving voice to the movement that led to the conviction of Chicago police officer for the quantum McDonalds murder Vic Mensa has traveled throughout Palestine with the poet Shemona, and he's also gone to Flint Michigan to help amplify the voices of a community. That was poisoned and continues to suffer from the.