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"one woman" Discussed on WTOP
"'Connor first woman on the Supreme Court has died at the age of 93 this week we are looking back at her life and career this week and keep it here for full details in just minutes on WTOP you're listening to 103 .5 FM at WTOP .com the WTOP traffic center tracking the top trouble spots the biggest backups the major incidents the lowest traffic WTOP traffic every 10 minutes on WTOP traffic and weather on the 8th and when it breaks on WTOP major accident working on the Capitol Beltway out loop this is south of the Georgetown Pike in all links to the left are blocked or all links to the right I should say are blocked stay over to the far left side to get by again three right lanes are blocked on the outer loop of the joy of the Beltway just south of the Georgetown Pike with delays building no other accidents to report either in Virginia or Maryland on the Capitol Beltway but still have the accidents working in Maryland this is on the ramp from northbound 100 to northbound 95 that ramp is still blocked also in Anne Arundel County northbound 295 at 195 Metropolitan Boulevard the airport cutoff heading to BWI Thurgood Marshall that ramp also blocked because of accident activity watch with the works on northbound 301 in Prince George's County just after Central Avenue right lane blocked in the work zone in Virginia up and down the 95 corridor ongoing including on southbound 95 south of Quantico 2610 left right lane right shoulder blocked northbound 95 north of Warrenton Road it's the left shoulder left lane closed and the north of Stafford for courthouse road heading up 2610 left shoulder left lane blocked all because of new road construction I'm Ken Berger WTOP traffic areas of patchy fog here early this morning to slow your drive but at least the rain is over for now that is the next weather maker will bring rain to the area Saturday evening and Sunday temperatures this morning not too cold
Fresh update on "one woman" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Women gang raped by Hamas terrorists. One woman beheaded with a shovel after being raped by eight to ten Hamas terrorists. I mean, again, I'm not going to give you, I don't want to shock you. I'm not trying to stun you. I don't want to upset you. You know what evil is. You know what evil sounds like, but evil comes in a lot of different ways, including a U.S. Congresswoman. This is Dana Bash from CNN sitting down with Congresswoman Jayapal. Congresswoman Jayapal. Dana Bash, to her credit, is trying to get this Congresswoman from Washington State to stick to the question about women being brutally raped, the brutalization of these young girls and women who happen to be Jewish, and listen to her chilling response comparing Hamas to Israel. With respect, I was just asking about the women, and you turned it back to Israel. I'm asking you about Hamas, in fact. I already answered your question, Dana. I said it's horrific, and I think that rape is horrific, sexual assault is horrific. I think that it happens in war situations. Terrorist organizations like Hamas, obviously, are using these as tools. However, I think we have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians. 15,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes, three-quarters of whom... Can you imagine that? However, we have to be balanced in bringing in the outrages of Israel.
The Left's Classic Fliparoo: Everything They Do, They Blame on You
"You have to be to say that but as always with the left they do this flipparoo thing where everything they do they turn around and blame on you and they don't even care that it sounds ridiculous this is the New York Times is Marigay one of the dumbest people in the media I'll play the next clip if think you I'm making this up this is real I'll play that after but I want you to listen one of the dumbest people in media actually went on the air and did this segment about implying like MAGA people are like fascists and stuff and then at the end remarkably claiming as the left she supports the leftist take away people's rights put people in jail censor them target Donald Trump and his supporters for non -crimes claiming the left are losing rights to us and you're like it's this woman like with a hundred Biden smoking crack like was out she crazy to back this point about you know the GDP I can't think of an anywhere election in America where somebody goes to the polls because they said you know what I'm gonna vote for this guy because the GDP looks so good Americans understand that Republicans understand that or they wouldn't be throwing red meat to their base right why don't Democrats understand that they're starting to and I think I have to too say that I think in our business by that I mean journalism politics I think that too often gets mistaken for sophistication and there is just this sense of to your point Joe nobody is going to go to the polls for democracy nobody really cares if women don't have the right to decide what happens to their own bodies well it turns out that Americans aren't just cynical as the rest of us at least least a majority of them and that is why they're voting because they do see Donald Trump I believe for who he is they do see fascism they are concerned about it they want to have a better future for their children my goddaughter daughter is six years old and has fewer rights than I had 30 years ago few what is she talking about your goddaughter has fewer right name one women never well I'm a it on it out is that okay can name one by the way it's not a right to be able to kill a woman in the womb that's not a right actually the woman in the womb has rights like to live that's like a right thing you know like kind of the first one you know has Jim said you know life liberty pursuits something it was in like founding documents or something like that you've heard of it yeah life liberty pursuer it was it oh yeah Joe Jim reminded me I didn't get him wrong out of order was actually the life first one liberty and because you see if you're not alive
Fresh update on "one woman" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"FM 1000 97 .7 your information station with Manda Factor and Brian Calvert sponsored by flowplumbing .com. Frank Lenzi is our editor on this Monday morning it's 5 46. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says it's unclear when talks aimed at resuming a truce between Israel and Hamas will restart. Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Kirby said the U. S. Is working really hard to try to get both sides back to the table. He also admitted he honestly just doesn't know if negotiators can get something moving. Alaska Airlines set to acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1 0 .9 billion. The airline companies announced the deal yesterday and it will take up to 18 months to Number be completed. two very high profile deaths last week. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at 100 and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O 'Connor at 93 ABC News said political analyst Steve Roberts is on our northwest news line and see if these deaths kind of remind us of how much the Republican Party has changed over the years. Look True. at Sandra Day O 'Connor appointed by Ronald Reagan as the first woman in the Supreme Court. Let's remember she was one of the most important figures and one of the most important revolutions in the entire 20th century. Not as the drive for female equality, but she was very much a pragmatist. She was a creature of the West. And I don't have to tell people in Seattle what that means. The Western tradition is a much more pragmatic, much more focused on individual liberties than the evangelical Southern tradition that has taken over the Republican Party. And because Sandra O 'Connor was the chief architect of the Casey decision of 1992, which actually reaffirmed the v. Roe Wade decision to make abortion a national right. And today you have Donald Trump campaigning and bragging about the fact that he appointed three justices to the court that turned Roe and overturned Casey and overturned Sandra Day O 'Connor's view of the world. And that tells you how much the Republican Party has shifted from that Western independent individual liberty view of the world to a much more ideological one. And on the Kissinger side. He was a man of all of his flaws and faults who stood for nationalism. This is a man who was the chief architect of America's opening to China during the Nixon administration, engaged in shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East. Today you have a Republican Party that is shrinking that from view of the world, shrinking from America's role and responsibility in the world to the point where you've got a number of Republicans now raising doubts about funding America's involvement and support for Ukraine. So both Sandra O 'Connor and Henry Kissinger stand for very important and vibrant elements of the Republican tradition that are very much on decline today. Steve it is likely a fair statement to make that some members of the Republican Party of today believe that the the direction the party is in right now is a great direction. However there are other members who perhaps wish the party was more like it was a few decades ago. Is there any momentum that might shift the direction of the party as it is today? Now I think that the direction is that right now is being largely shaped by one man and that's Donald Trump and it's Donald Trump who brags about reversing Roe v. Wade. It's Donald Trump who brags about retreating from America's international responsibilities and it's Donald Trump who operated that way. running He's for re -election based on his hostility to China not opening to China. He's running election on a principle and his own experience of crashing a lot of our alliances in Europe. So today this is Donald Trump's Republican Party and I don't see while he is still in that office it's going to change direction on either of these two issues we've just been talking about. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Steve we appreciate it. As always ABC News political analyst Steve Roberts. It's 550. and this is your StockCharts .com money update. Alaska Air has reached a one billion dollar deal to buy Hawaiian Airlines a combination of two nearly century -old rivals. The proposed deal would unite carriers that largely serve destinations in the Pacific region and operate competing flights to Hawaii. The airlines will retain their separate brands but said together they will have broader reach connecting Hawaii to three times as many destinations in the continental US and giving Alaska Air a new hub in Honolulu for flights to Asia but they will have to win over antitrust authorities who have challenged recent airline tie -ups. Amazon bought three rocket launches from SpaceX for its Project Kuiper Internet satellites. The move is a surprise given the company's Kuiper system aims to compete with Elon Musk's Starlink in the satellite broadband market. That's your money now. Jennifer Kishinka, Northwest News Radio. Wall Street futures are lower this morning down about 120, S &P P2 down and NASDAQ futures down 104. Money news at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour. We'll be back with Kiera. Get your traffic update in just a moment and wait did you hear that? We'll tell you about the ceremony interrupted by some what referred to as bedroom noises. When the morning news continues it's 551. 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Niamh Madden of Sisterhood Is Connecting and Empowering Child-Free Women
"Today, I'm joined by Niamh Madden, who founded Sisterhood, a meet -up group bringing together children who are child -free, bringing together women who are child -free by choice. Niamh, you're very welcome. Thanks so much, Heather, for having me. Thanks. Sorry, that was some Freudian slip there, I think, was it? It's a great set -up for children who don't want children. Definitely a Freudian slip. You're very welcome. I'm delighted to have you on here today. Yeah, thanks so much. It's lovely to be here and looking forward to our conversation and chatting more about Sisterhood, yeah. Yeah, super. Well, now that we've established it's definitely for women and not children, maybe you could tell us a little bit more about, like, how did you come to set up Sisterhood? Yeah, so I suppose it was a few things, really. We were chatting earlier about, like, all the different factors that contribute towards a decision. First off, I realized that when I didn't want kids and myself, my partner, made that decision, a lot of my friends and kind of his friends were having kids. And I was just wondering, like, what's life going to look like? Because obviously when your friends are having kids, you know, they're busy, they have new priorities, they're there, they're like, you know, doing all the family stuff on the weekends. So my weekends kind of went from being very social and, you know, very active to me trying to figure out, okay, how can I not just fit around sort of my current friend's lifestyles, but also make new friends to go with that. So that was really like one of the moments where I said to myself, okay, I'd love to know if there's any other women out there who don't want kids and have made the decision and are comfortable with their decision and just want to kind of explore meeting other women who are in the same position. Yeah, I love that. And there's something particularly, you know, difficult but important about making friends as an adult. So I hear you saying like, actually, motivation behind the group wasn't even that kind of label of being like child free, but actually the desire, like you're saying, to have a fuller social calendar, like to meet other women and do things that maybe at one stage you would have done with your other friends who now have these other priorities. And I could resonate with that because I was saying to you, like, I lived abroad for six years, so I did have to make friends as an adult and I think if you've never had that experience of needing to do that, you don't kind of understand how difficult it is because people kind of have their lives sewn up and you're trying to find a window into their calendar or a window into their world to spend time with you. So groups like this, I think, are really important to give women, you know, an outlet to do that. Absolutely, and I think you've touched on a really good point there, which is like making friends, not just as an adult, but even in a new environment. So we had a lot of women join the group who moved to Ireland during the pandemic. So already they're quite isolated, they've moved here, they're in lockdown. And what they found is a lot of the people they were working with, like you said, they had their life sewn up, they had their family, they had their friends, you know, they probably just didn't have time to necessarily make new friends. So a lot of these women joined the group and then met other people who'd moved to Ireland during the pandemic and actually got to become friends. And, you know, I've kind of asked a few people in the group, like, so have you made any real friends out of the group? Because obviously we do group meetups. But then I wanted to know, did some of those group meetups translate into real friendships? And one woman who said to me, yeah, she absolutely has a really close friend and they actually met through the group. So that was really, I suppose, rewarding to hear, because the feeling of like loneliness or isolation in a new country, you know, at a certain stage in your life where maybe everyone has kids that they need to go home to in the evenings, they're not as available on weekends. So there is a lot there, I think, to unpack. And like you said, it wasn't even about the label of child free. And I even cringe when I hear the term because I'm like, I really don't want there to have to be a term. You know, it's just, I'm a woman who happens to not have chosen not to be a mother. So the fact that the label is there is to bring people together who know that they don't necessarily want kids. And if they want to talk about that, great. If they don't, equally, there's no need to disclose anything or any sort of indications how they came to that decision or anything like that. So it is, it really was set up more for a social group, a social interaction kind of group.
Fresh update on "one woman" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Is truly a person for seasons, all possessing those unique qualities of temperament, fairness, intellectual capacity and devotion to the public good, which have characterized the 101 President Ronald Reagan nominating Sandra Day O 'Connor to serve as the first woman on the Supreme Court. O 'Connor, who passed away at 93 on Friday, was a decisive vote for over two decades, writing landmark opinions abortion on and affirmative action. 20 years ago, in the first interview with a sitting justice on a Sunday show, I spoke I to Justice O Connor alongside Justice Stephen Breyer about her service and her legacy. Justice O 'Connor, you've been on the court now a little over 20 years. How has your decision -making changed over the course of those 20 years? Oh, I don't know that the decision making has changed, but I've learned something during those years. I find that I'm still learning new things with many of the cases has that come to us. A new subject matter of the law, a new approach, a new question we haven't previously addressed. That's why the job is interesting because there many new things. Does it get easier? No, I think not. The one that aspect of got the easier over time was the review of the thousands and thousands of petitions for surgery, some of them are repetitive in nature and you learn over time how deal to with them more quickly than when I first started. Let me turn finally to your legacy. When President Reagan nominated you for the court, he paraphrased Longfellow saying that supreme court justices truly leave footprints on the sands of time. What do you expect your footprints to be? Well, I've tried to deal with the tombstone question in the past and I've always just said that I hope at the end of the day it can be said, on my tombstone, here lies a good judge. That is all for us today. Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with us. Check out World and News Tonight I'll see you tomorrow on GMA. Now,
LST6 The Suffering Holy Face of Jesus The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Discerning Hearts Podcast - burst 3
"So many of us wonder what is my place in this life where should I be what should I be doing what is the value of what I'm doing so much searching and groping and Therese with a very sure intuition knows what the answer to all of that is and it is love that's not at all right every human heart it's exactly what you've said just now above all wants to know that it's loved that that's above all what every heart wants to know and when our hearts know I remember one woman saying to me a professional woman all my life I've always known that I could do anything if I know that knew that I was loved and now I'm there of course you can see from everything we're suffering with it it can be very
Fresh "One Woman" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Current heads of state for them to see, yeah, I'm here for her even now and to say goodbye with you. There was just something romantic, inspiring lovely, that we can learn from. Excellent. Well, Steve Osasami, thank you so much for your supporting coverage and of the Carters through the years. Really appreciate talking to you. You're more than great. Great to speak with you. And just as our show was going to air, another towering figure in history US passed away. The first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. We learned Justice Sandra Day O 'Connor, by appointed President Reagan in 1981 died at the age of 93. Coming up, another First provides Lady a rare insight into her husband's unprecedented administration. We'll talk to the of director the new Hulu documentary, The Lady Bird Diaries, on perspective after this. Northwest traffic from the High Performance Homes Traffic Center. Look at traffic. Nick? Thanks for watching. MUSIC
A highlight from Episode 69: The Cult of the Alpha Male: Andrew Tate and the Red-Pill Movement An Interview with John Bloedel
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard or controversial, and create a space for healing. Well, hey, everyone, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today we are joined by John, who is my husband, and we are going to be talking today about the phenomenon of red pilled men and the cult of the alpha male. So John, before we start, do you want to just tell our listeners and watchers a little about who you are? Yeah, I am obviously married to Megan. I'm a digital marketer for Live Action, which is a pro -life media organization. I'm currently working on my Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary, which I should be graduating in the spring with my full MDiv. So really excited for that. And in armchair for enthusiasm internet culture broadly. And so this is something that I feel is a bit idiosyncratic for a Christian man to know a lot about. But it's something that has in recent months become really kind of a big deal when it comes to the conversations between men and women specifically within Christianity. So yeah, that's a bit about me. I like to online culture. And Christians, especially Christians in ministry is rather like two roads that don't really meet. A lot of pastors or priests are very not familiar with internet culture. Even like youth pastors who are working with younger generations are not always super adept at internet culture. So I think it is a unique crossover. But for people who aren't familiar at all, what is the red pilled movement? And how did it start? Yeah, that's kind of a big question because because it's internet culture, it's completely decentralized. You might be familiar with the term red pilled used in kind of its memetic way where it's used sarcastically for someone that has socially a inept opinion or is kind of a radical in some way. But right now, if it's used as a signifier of a movement, if someone is using it like red pilled male or alpha male, it's most likely in reference to a movement that has been around for quite some time actually. The red pill movement is kind of apparent to a movement called MGTOW, which is an acronym for men going their own way. MGTOW got started on the heels of kind of the rad femme movements in the early 2000s. This was very like web 2 .0, early internet culture, I think the forum is actually still around for it. And this movement was men basically checking out from society, checking out from relationships with women, as well. It was very much rooted in this idea that as much as society was trying to focus on women's struggles, men still bore the brunt. This is not me saying this, this is their position. The idea that, you know, if you look at the statistics, men still make up 95 % of workplace workplace deaths and injuries. Men, by and large, get ignored by the court systems and divorce, they lose custody. Men, by and large, don't actually get as much social welfare as women do. They experience heavier sentencing when it comes to criminal trespasses, and on and on it goes. And so the MGTOW movement was this idea that as society tries to focus more on women, men need to focus more on themselves and check out and focus on their own needs instead. This kind of also coincided with the men's rights activists movement, which was concerned with a lot of the same things. It was less radical, and it was a bit more egalitarian. But this was very much what was in the air in kind of mid to late 2000s into the early 2010s. And then the red pill movement kind of comes along and explodes all of this into being less of a third way -ism, a different way that men could interact with society, which was kind of more quiet reserved, just checking out from things and focusing on themselves, to actively hostile and actively rejecting what would be considered social orthodoxy, where society says men and women are equal, red pill says men and women are not equal. Men are smarter, men are stronger. Men should use this to their advantage in every way. The red pill movement in that way is obviously very misogynistic and very sexist. A lot of people would tend to argue it's not, and that making that accusation shows you don't understand it. But that's just coping for the reality of the situation. It's kind of that double thing that's there, because they do understand that they are swimming in the wake of the MGTOW movement, and they're attempting to say, well, men have been put upon for so long, and society doesn't care about men's issues. So we're going to finally start caring about ourselves. So to a certain degree, if you question this within the halls of kind of the accepted red pill orthodoxy, people will just kind of assume you hate men, people will assume you don't really care about men, and they'll say, okay, well, you know, we're finally standing up for ourselves. And so you don't want us to be happy. No, it's just very, just because we don't hold the idea that men should be ascendant socially and use and abuse women doesn't necessarily make you a sexist. So it's, it's very difficult to disconnect it from the overblown and rather melodramatic claims of men's rights activists and the men going their own way movement, because that's very much where its roots are. That was a lot. I'm like completely foreign to this whole world. I feel like I'd never heard the term men's rights activists just until now. I, I feel like I only started to see or understand this movement at all with the introduction of Andrew Tate, which I don't really know a ton about him, even just that apparently he's not a great guy. But I've even seen some Christians. I have heard all this terrible, all these terrible things about him, but then some Christians are promoting him. So what is the deal with Andrew Tate and how he's connected to all of this? So this is an area where my expertise in internet culture actually pays dividends. I've been following Andrew Tate's stuff for three or four years now. So Andrew Tate, his personal history is him and by extension, his brother Tristan Tate got their start in international kickboxing. So they were martial artists and they were, they were good at that. They won money doing that. They are genuinely talented in that area. But I mean, cutting to the quick, they are both sex trafficking, abusive men who should be buried under the prison. They, they are not good people. They are arrogant, bordering on sociopathic liars, narcissists, and manipulators. And the way that Andrew Tate is connected to all of this is after he got out of the martial arts world, he started running scams online under the name Cobra Tate. That was his Twitter account. When I first found him in late 2019 and his website, you'll hear a lot about a hustlers university. And you'll hear a lot of them talking about their webcam business, which is actually what they're being investigated for and charged with and tried for right now is they were sex traffickers and pornographers. So, but that was only one part of what he offered on his website. His website was actually very strange and oddly schizophrenic. It offered all sorts of bizarre trainings, one of which was like this weird military training where he was alleging that he could train people how to be some type of elite special forces unit. It's it was very strange, but the biggest part of it that he was selling was this hustlers university, which was effectively a crypto scam combined with how to abuse women into making webcam pornography for you to sell online. And I'm sure you're thinking how does this turn into the red pill? A major part of the red pill is actually marketing because the way that Andrew Tate exploded onto the scene because I was following him this entire time just because I thought he was funny and you know. So what he did was he used a decentralized marketing plan. So he used about a thousand followers back when shorts were still kind of a new thing in terms of internet culture like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. And part of his hustlers university was he was offering bonuses to followers of his who would start their own YouTube channels and repost shorts of his appearances on these podcasts, which is by and large where most people first saw him. They were short form video content of him saying bombastic things about women, bombastic things about sex, bombastic things about the power of masculinity. So he actually rose to fame in the red pill kind of manosphere movement because of marketing. And that's kind of how the misogynistic podcast personality became an ascendant part of this culture. It's part of the reason why you've kind of seen even Christians dealing with this because this very much did come out of nowhere and it is it is impossible to understand the red pill without short form video content because of how Andrew Tate used it. It was very much a scam. It was very much a marketing plan and it played on again this feeling of unfairness that certain men had and this idea that if you kind of bandage the wounds of the man that has been put upon that he would kind of become loyal to you. So Andrew Tate specifically who's kind of the number one guy for that movement 100 % marketing, 100 % a scam artist. So I can understand where like you were saying men who feel like they've been wronged by society or maybe have not had a women would be like drawn to someone like Andrew Tate who is like saying these very extreme things. But I think what confuses me is when Christian men are drawn into this. So what do you feel like is fueling the interest in the manosphere among especially Christian men specifically? I think being reactionary is broadly always going to feel more cathartic than attempting to be constructive. In that way I think a lot of Christian conservative men look at almost anyone who is not liberal and I'm not saying red pill is conservative either. It's just anyone who's not liberal even anti -liberal they view them as co -travelers which is I don't need to tell you that's dumb. Don't do that. And so what happens is anyone who's saying well you know third wave fourth wave feminism oh it's cancerous to men. Wow. So brave. That's not something that's worthy enough for us to travel together when we're attempting to do something new. So I think for a lot of conservative Christian men they suffer from the same issues that the MGTOW men had which is they view a society that is increasingly hostile towards biblical masculinity and biblical femininity for that matter and they think that anything that is anti -liberal is going to assist them in you know this battle. And it's not going to obviously because the biblical model of masculinity and the biblical model of femininity cannot be affirmed by people who have an axe to grind against the other sex. That's just never going to be possible. And what are Christian's responses I'm just curious too you were saying that he was manipulating women into producing webcam pornography and all of these awful things that are just very blatantly against Christianity. What is their response to these Christian men that are following Andrew Tate or are supporting Andrew Tate? I would say one half of them obviously just don't know. I don't believe ignorance is an excuse but obviously it should weigh in the balance if someone genuinely doesn't know and immediately goes oh I feel embarrassed now I'm gonna you know put my hand over my mouth in embarrassment and I'll never do it again okay fine whatever. I'd say the other half I actually wrote an article about this on my medium. The other half are willing to condemn the bad things about him but are kind of saying let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Okay right they're saying I believe one tweet I reference in my article says he calls men to a kind of excellence but it's a truncated form of excellence. No he doesn't. He doesn't call anyone to form of excellence. He's a degenerate pervert trafficker, a violent trafficker at that. If you actually read the court documents which I have that he's this it's it's a smoking gun that he was abusive. When I say trafficking I mean that in the real sense of the word. He was keeping women from leaving a compound. He he literally had women in prison. So again the worst of the worst and so it's one of these instances where it's either ignorance of the situation because they didn't sacrificing the good things that there are and the simplest response this is to go you shall know them by their fruit. There's how are you forgetting that basic principle of this? This is nothing but bad fruit. You don't need a big name personality to make your point for you. Make your point and then move on. Don't try and yoke yourself to someone like everything that he says is happening was happening which Tucker Carlson gave him a platform which was just despicable and that's where a lot of Christian men got their first interaction with Andrew Tate and he simply lied the entire time about what he did. But even if this was some massive conspiracy that he was the victim of it wouldn't change the fact that he admits and talks about being a womanizer. He admits and talks about making money off of producing pornography. He admits and talks about having multiple partners being the normal way that men are. If you think that there's anything good in that movement to affirm I'm I'm not going to listen to you and frankly I think you should probably stop talking. What is it that he's saying that they feel like like when you're saying don't throw the baby out with the bathwater what is it that they feel has merit or that is good just that men should be masculine? Right and that that's the issue it's men should be masculine because masculinity is what men do and and it's circular reasoning a lot of them won't ever really define what it is because that's the very live cultural conversation that we should be having. What does biblical masculinity look like today? That's a massive conversation that needs to be had what does biblical femininity look like today? That's again a massive conversation that's one not going to be easily marketed on YouTube shorts so you're not going to get any you know massive fame or acclaim for saying it. It's probably going to be rather boring because biblical masculinity is power under control. That's an important thing. One of the things that someone like Jordan Peterson who I've warmed to over time one of the things that Jordan Peterson talks about is that you know you can't be a man unless you're dangerous but the whole point of becoming dangerous is you're controlling that and that's the point. Grace is power under control but that's not sexy that's not fun that's not getting into cage fights making lots of money and having any woman that you want. Power under control is humility. Humility, self -control, chastity, all of these things they aren't the Samson killing thousands of Philistines with a jawbone kind of testosterone soaked Arnold Schwarzenegger and predator levels of masculinity that we want but these are all broken forms of masculinity and so Andrew Tate comes along and kind of goes well wait societies throughout the millennia have had men that were actually dangerous and it was normative throughout all of history for men to have multiple partners and my response to that is to go you're right we also didn't have penicillin back then. There's a lot of things about the modern era that are better because Christianity came along and fixed them. The ugly truth about the majority of human history having polygamy is because 20 percent of the men had 80 percent of the women. There's a reason eunuchs existed. There's a reason why it is shown to be such an awful thing when David takes Bathsheba and kills Uriah and it's compared to a sheep. This was the way it worked. Women were a good to be consumed. Christianity comes along and makes it that one man and one woman in a chaste marriage is the most important thing for societal cohesion and it's worked and history proves that which is why I'm so confused when Christian men come along and go well Andrew Tate is calling him to a kind of excellence. No he's calling them to degradation of society. Well men should be dangerous. If what you're saying is that hey if you're carrying around an extra 35 pounds after the holiday season go for a run get back into shape so that you could in a pinch defend your wife and kids. Say that. You can say that. That's okay. You can be a bit more humble in what you say. You don't have to come out and agree with everything Andrew Tate says because in his mind masculinity is nothing short of who he is incarnate. He is a consummate narcissist. In his mind unless you've had multiple violent altercations with other men, beaten them, and also had multiple very very grotesque sexual encounters you're not really a man. So it's suffering from a bad view of masculinity and a bad view of femininity at that. I saw that he was on Candace Owens interviewed him like featured him for like a three hour interview. Did you watch that? No I don't watch anything with that because I don't want to give them clicks or reach because I know that's how he got it. Yeah I didn't either but apparently her reaction to him was that he is or her opinion on him is that he's a reaction to a culture or to what is happening in society. And what I think that she's saying is that he is just a reaction to very radical feminism which I think that you kind of mentioned but could you explain more how this movement is connected to I kind of want to revisit the idea of ignorance versus you know half condemnations. I think for a large portion of young men who are taken in by this red pill movement who are younger there is a genuine sense of confusion because what feminism has done specifically the bad kind of feminism has lowered the playing field when it comes to what is societally acceptable. Whereas the original feminism was men act like pigs we're going to call them to better behavior. Now it is men act like pigs so we are free to act like pigs. Additionally the level of equality due to the of madness transgenderism and this idea that gender fluidity is a thing and that yes science actually does say men and women are exactly the same. I think amongst young men there's this failure to comprehend what masculinity is and what grace is which is again it's power under control. And so they're kind of looking at this and going well if women are equal in every single way and they demand to be taken seriously I don't understand how I'm doing anything wrong by just playing the game. I think there's a certain level where a lot of young men have genuinely believed this idea that men and women are equal in the sense that there are no distinctions between them even at the ontological level at the spiritual level there's no distinction.
A highlight from Peachy Keenan
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey, folks, welcome to the program. Yeah, this is the program. Sorry, it's the best we could do on short notice. I have as my guest someone who's not going to give you her real name. Maybe we'll guess her real name. She goes by the name of Peachy Keenan. Get it? Peachy Keenan. She's the author of a terrific book called Domestic Extremist. Peachy Keenan, welcome back. Thank you so much. Great to be here. Remind me of the subtitle of your book, Domestic Extremist. Yeah. It's Domestic Extremist, a Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War. And in the book, I make the argument that the only way out of our current predicament is for everyone to become a little more domestic. I like to say I'm not a domestic extremist in the way that the left says. I'm just extremely domestic. So it's basically a how to book for aspiring trads, you know, have more have more grads. Like you're so you're so in that world that you have a hip, short term trad, people, like a mom and a dad, maybe maybe mom even cooks now and again, like that kind of crazy extremist stuff. Yeah. Crazy things like, you know, monogamous mating pairs, raising their own children. I mean, really meeting pairs. Hey, this is the family show. Please. All right. I'm very extreme like that. Yeah. OK, so you believe in the in the traditional family, like bigots, you believe that's right. Your family, you believe marriages between a man and one woman. Ideally. Yes. That's great. That's crazy talk. But that's the kind of it is. We like to talk about that. So you. That's right now. OK, so your book, seriously, you you you go by the pseudonym Peachy Keenan, right? Your last name, at least Keenan. Nothing to do with Keenan. I am a little bit Irish. But no, it's a totally made up name. I just I adopted it because at the time I started tweeting about politics and writing about politics. But I was my for my day job, I was working at a very large, very huge, woke corporation, an entertainment company in Los Angeles. So obviously, you know, some women's opinions are more equal than others. And so if I had come out under my real name on Twitter or at the American mind where I was writing, I would have been beheaded, you know, in the office. Right. Yeah. Well, OK, so so you're you're you're you're Internet name. No, you're you're pseudonym is right. He Keenan and your book we talked about the last time you were on. It's a practical guide to winning the culture awards called Domestic Extremist. I just love that title. Domestic extremist. But I by the end of the show, I'm going to try to guess your name. Is it? Let me just start out. Is it normal? Still skin? That is not my name.
A highlight from A Kings Wisdom Solomon
"Welcome to Gospel in Life. Throughout the Bible, there are signs that point us to the Gospel. Today Tim Keller is looking at how we can discover them and what they teach us. First Kings 3, 16 to 28. Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One of them said, My Lord, this woman and I live in the same house. I had a baby while she was there with me. The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone. There was no one in the house but the two of us. During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him. So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I, your servant, was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. And the next morning I got up to nurse my son and he was dead. But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn't the son I had born. The other woman said, No, the living one is my son, the dead one is yours. But the first insisted, No, the dead one is yours, the living one is mine. And they argued before the king. And the king said, This one says my son is alive, your son is dead. While that one says, No, your son is dead and mine is alive. Then the king said, Bring me a sword. So they brought a sword for the king and he gave an order. Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other. The woman whose son was alive was filled with compassion for her son and said to the king, Please, my lord, give her the living baby. Don't kill him. But the other said, Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two. And then the king gave this ruling. Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him, she is his mother. And when all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice. This is God's word. Now, If you don't yet, you will soon sense an acute need for wisdom. If you haven't yet, you soon will take a job you never should have taken, hire somebody you never should have hired, date somebody you never should have dated. That hasn't happened yet. And you see, There's some Old Testament scholar that said that the definition of wisdom in the Bible is competence with regard to life's realities. Competence with regards to life's realities. Why does your life blow up when you date the wrong person? You never should have gotten involved. When you take the wrong job, you never should have taken this job. You overestimated this, you underestimated this, you didn't understand this. Why does your life blow up? Because you made a choice that was not competent with regard to life's realities. And as time goes on, I understand by common sense and even by research, the older you get, the more you worry. And I don't know something about that. And even though I'm sure that that's a complex phenomenon, I know one of the reasons is this. The older you get, inevitably you come to see how important wisdom is, how difficult it is to gain, and how your life absolutely blows up when you make choices without wisdom. Now, there's a young man many centuries ago who at the age of 20 became king of Israel, Solomon. And when he did, he got wisdom and he exercised wisdom in a way that can teach us a great deal about how we can get it ourselves. And if we take a look at this narrative, we'll see, we learn at least three things, and we'll just go over them kind of briefly. It shows us the need for wisdom, what situations in which we need wisdom, then secondly, it shows us the anatomy of wisdom. What it's really made of, how it's structured. But then lastly, it shows us the essential principle of wisdom that runs all the way through it. The essential principle of wisdom. The need for it, the anatomy of it, and the heart of it. The need for it. Now, in some ways, this illustration is what is an illustration. It's the only one of Solomon's cases that is given to us. And it has two characteristics that tell us the kinds of situations in which wisdom is needed. The first characteristic is what? The choice. Two stood before him, and that's where you need wisdom, at forks in the road. You come along, should I marry, should I not marry? Should this school that school, this job that job, this career that career, stay in New York or leave? Stick with the project, or forget it. You come to forks in the road, and listen.
We Caught Fani.Fanny.Fannie Fever!
"Course of human history, there is a clear evidence trail of women named Fanny who are inextricably bound to a moment in time where they fully committed themselves to showing up as an embodied force of freedom. Where freedom had been denied to all but the patriarchy. Okay, I just want to list off a few amazing women named Fanny. Fanny Brownbill was an Australian state politician and the first woman to win a seat for the Labor Party in Victoria at a time where others in power did not believe that women were suited for politics. Fanny used her political power to champion for women, children, and seniors. Fanny Hertz, a German -born British educator, was a dialogue leader and advocate on issues that advanced opportunities for women to receive an education in reading, writing, math, and needle work, rejecting the policies that single -tracked women to prepare for a life of domesticity as wives, mothers, mistresses, and servants. Fanny Allen was the first woman from New England to become a Catholic nun in the state of Vermont, demonstrating an unflinching courage to worship her God in the way she felt convicted to do so at a time in history and from a family where she had to stand on her rock alone. Then there was Fanny J. Crosby. She was an American Methodist rescue mission worker, a poet, lyricist, and composer. She was a prolific hymnist writing more than 8 ,000 hymns and gospel songs and became a household name by the end of the 19th century. They call her the queen of gospel songwriters. She was a strict abolitionist and was the first woman to speak in the United States Senate as she read an original poem, an advocacy for the education of the legally blind. Fanny Raoul was a French writer who challenged the patriarchy through a career of prolific, unapologetic writing.
A highlight from How Relevant Is The 2nd GOP Debate Without Trumps Attendance?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. Mike Gallagher. You know, if you're a news and political junkie, you kind of like seeing ads that run during a big event like tonight's debate. Emily Seidel is about to join us. She's the CEO for Americans for Prosperity. In fact, let's bring her into the conversation now. Emily, it's great having you on the program. Great to see you. And I'm so impressed by the work that Americans for Prosperity is doing on behalf of Americans who are struggling with Bidenomics. We all know that, frankly, the economy, inflation, that's what ought to be front and center tonight. And to that end, AFP is going to run an ad that's going to air, I believe, during the debate or around the debate, certainly on Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Let's share the Americans for Prosperity ad with everybody as we kick off our conversation. Ronald Reagan used to ask, Are you better off today than you were before? Sadly, for most Americans, the answer is no. We know that because at Americans for Prosperity, we talk with them every day. Binomics is crushing us. I can't keep up with the rising class of America. This country is on the wrong track. We can do better. But we must focus on solving the issues that matter most. With new leadership and fresh ideas, we can reignite the American dream. You know, Emily, that's such a powerful message because it's what Americans need to hear. I think it's what Americans are craving somebody to give a solution to this economic mess that we are in. And thanks to this grassroots effort on Americans for Prosperity's part, more and more people are focused like a laser on how to get the job done. So first of all, kudos to the great work that AFP is doing in that front. Well, thank you very much. And thanks for having me on. I agree that it's what Americans need to hear. It's also what we're hearing from Americans. We've been knocking on the country. And with that ad, we just wanted to share back what we're hearing from them in a way that hopefully calls on candidates on the debate stage tonight and lawmakers in Washington right now to focus on these issues, the issues that we're hearing matter most to Americans right now, and actually step forward with some solutions. That's what people are looking for. I've invited our audience to support Americans for Prosperity because your grassroots efforts are as impressive as anything I've ever seen. So far, Americans for Prosperity has talked to 4 .6 million voters through phone calls or just good old -fashioned door knocks. What's the message that your folks are hearing from all of those millions of Americans that you're connecting with? Well, it's pretty impressive. 55 % of the people that we've spoken to so far name inflation as their top issue. And we've never seen that kind of focus on a specific issue at this point in a cycle. No other issue. I mean, there are a lot of other really important issues out there, but no other issue is even cracking the 10 % mark. And so that tells you something, the economic Biden agenda is crushing families across the country. And that's what we're hearing far and away the most at the doors and on the phones. You know, I'm going to throw a curveball at you because you've been at this a long time. You've spent really decades working in policy and politics. I've been at this a long time as well as a broadcaster. I've never seen anything like this in terms of what appears to be the intentional destruction of our economy. And I want to pick your brain for a moment. Emily, I want to see if you agree with me that this does not seem to be accidental. Is it a stretch to say that these awful policies that are crushing small business owners, that are hurting farmers, that are hurting the middle class, do you think these are well -intentioned but misguided policies? Or is it indeed intentional damage? I mean, that's a great question. I like to hope that people run for public office to try to serve their communities and just make bad choices sometimes. But at this point, you really need to start asking. I mean, as we're talking to folks across the country, for instance, there's a 71 -year old man that we just talked to in Colorado who's retired, who has to come out of retirement to continue to be able to live, support his wife and his niece who lives with him. We had a grocery store event in Wisconsin where we were giving out $25 gift cards to the grocery store as we were talking to people about the cost of all of this rampant government spending that's been driving inflation and what they can do about it, what their voices can do to try to drive change in the public policy arena. And one woman said that because of that $25 gift card, she didn't have to choose between a portion of her grocery list and diapers for the week for her family. I think that's the most important thing. And I think that's very, very important to the people of the country and they're very frustrated. No, and that frustration, I hear it every single day on the show as well. Emily Seidel, who's the CEO of Americans for Prosperity, is visiting with us here on The Mike Gallagher Show. You can go to americansforprosperity .org and support this very impressive organization that is moving the needle. A lot of Americans know what matters. I like to talk, I use the late great Charles Krauthammer's book title often on my show, Things That Matter. Buying diapers matters. How to pay for the groceries matters. There's going to be a lot tonight, and Americans for Prosperity matters, so go to americansforprosperity .org to support this very important organization. Emily, there's going to be a lot of distractions over the next 18 months. We're going to see all kinds of drama. There's a lot of drama about who's on the debate stage tonight, who's not on the debate stage, what's going to be talked about, what's not going to be talked about. Are you worried that those distractions are going to water down what ought to be the alternative vision that we need to get the country back on track? Are you worried that some of the drama is going to overshadow this crucial, crucial message that we have to stay on point and focus on how to get this country back on the right track economically? I don't think so, and here's why. Because we've been talking with voters across the country, and they are focused. They're focused on listening for what the candidates will do to address the top concerns that they've got. They're wondering, is this crisis of affordability of life, is this the new normal? They want to know what people are going to do to shed the problems of biodynamics and get our country back on track. And so my advice to candidates would be to recognize that those are the people that you're talking to. Don't get distracted by all of the rest of this and focus on the failure of biodynamics and your solutions as candidates for public office to get back on track. So when I invite my audience to support Americans for Prosperity by going to Americansforprosperity .org, I want to make sure we get into the nuts and bolts of what it is you do. Because from where I sit, there is no group in America that connects to the all 50 states and what Americans for Prosperity is specifically doing to grow that army and how our audience can help. So Americans for Prosperity is the largest national grassroots organization that works to advance public policy that's focused on what I talk about as the core principles of freedom and opportunity for every American. And a lot of people ask me, what does that mean to be a national grassroots organization? Well, it means we've built 36 state chapters so far, and we're growing. We've got activists, as you said, in all 50 states. And we work in communities to make sure that people's voices are heard by their lawmakers, whether that's at the state level on critical items of importance to what's happening in your state, whether it's K -12 education reform or anything else, or at the federal level and specifically looking at how we're going to get our country back on track from the failed Biden agenda. But our whole goal is to make it possible for good policy to be good politics so that we can actually get things done that reignite the American dream. And it's all about elevating the voices of Americans to the folks that they've elected to drive that change. This is what it's about. And every single day, people say to me, what can I do? How can I mean, it's one thing to complain about these destructive policies, but it's another thing to take action. Emily Seidel, it seems to me, 40 plus years I've been sitting in front of a microphone. I have never felt a stronger urge to tell everybody, you've got to get off the sidelines. You cannot be passive anymore, because frankly, the country's at stake. And I don't think that's rhetoric. I don't think that's hyperbole. Do you? No, not at all. You know, last cycle, I met this wonderful man up in Pennsylvania who said he was watching TV and he saw one of our commercials and he said, you know, I'm going to stop complaining to my friends about what's happening in our country. I'm going to get off my duff and do something about it. And he came and started knocking doors with Americans for Prosperity and AFP Action, which is a super PAC. Together, last cycle, we were in 457 races across the country. We knocked on more than 7 million doors. We reached tens of millions of voters through phone calls and emails and mail pieces. We're going to do that and more this election cycle. And no matter where you are in the country, if you want to get involved, we've got somebody that can help you get involved. Listen, to learn all about AFP, to join their army, and it is an impressive army indeed. Just go to Americansforprosperity .org, Americansforprosperity .org. Emily Seidel, thank you for spending some time joining us. And we'll be looking forward to seeing your ad tonight on the debate. I'm glad we gave our listeners and our viewers a sneak peek.
Rep. Jim Clyburn Blames Racism for Kamala Harris' Low Approval Rating
"Has the capacity and the capability uh... to be president of the united states have called upon to do so i know that your i mean uh... i love this rights because she's a woman jim kleiber and you don't like comma here she races because she's a woman of color in the first woman to be vice president and so that's the reason why people don't like because her she's black you're racist so you better supporter because she's black i don't think that's going to bring people around i may be wrong but i don't think yelling that if don't you like kamala harris you're a racist is going to bring a bunch of voters all are yep you're right jim kleiber said it spot on right right spot on here yet i'm sorry you have you figured it out i'm a racist i hate black women that's what he's saying if you don't support kamala harris and that's part of if you remember what they did the media did and what democrats did never forget with barack obama right remember when he was running it was like well if you don't support barack obama that's your racist tendencies coming out you couldn't disagree with him because of policies you couldn't disagree with him because of what he stood for no no if you disagreed with him you disagreed with him because the color of his skin and you're a racist and they shame people into voting for barack because obama people are like well i'm not racist i'll prove it here i'll vote for that guy there see i voted for that guy now you can't tell me i'm a racist jim cliburn's like hey if you don't like kamala then it's because she's a black woman so you hate women and you're and you hate and you and racist that's what you are you are a racist 1 -877 -381 38 11 1 877 38 1 38 11 let me go paul
A highlight from Jennifer Morse
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him, but he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. A number of years ago, somebody alerted me to the existence of one Jennifer Morris, who is the founder and president of the Ruth Institute. I had her as my guest Socrates at in the City. We've had her on the program a number of times, but it's been a while, and I'm excited to have her back to talk about some important things. So, Jennifer Morris, welcome back. Thanks for having me, Eric. It was great. That was back in the day when I talked to you at Socrates in the City. That was back when gay marriage was still considered a debatable topic, and now that's completely off the table and we're on to the next thing that we're all supposed to That's accept. the point. So, you talk a little bit about the Ruth Institute. You're the founder and president of that, and then I want to talk about your book, The Sexual State. It's all, unfortunately, very important, but I'm just glad to have you because people try to process this stuff, and you're one of the voices that's been processing it for a long time. Yes, yes. Well, thank you. Thank you for that. Yeah, so the Ruth Institute is an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love, and we really are international. We really are interfaith, Eric. I have people working on my staff, actually, you know, who are Orthodox, Mormon, Jewish, evangelical, you know, but we're trying to defend the ancient Christian teaching that is the heritage or the common heritage of the whole Christian tradition, which is one man, one woman for life. Get married, stay married, only have sex with the person you're married to. You have to admit that would solve a lot of problems, you know, if we only had sex with the person we were married to, or even with our own bodies, which is what the whole transgender movement is about. So, the Ruth Institute tries to present a unified front explaining what's wrong with the sexual revolution, not just the thing that's happening right now, not just the thing that's happening in the last five minutes, but, you know, the 10, 20, 30, 40 years that led up to it there, so that people can have a comprehensive look at what's really going on here. And there's so much going on here, and I think that what I always say, at least the last year, I say it's about reality. God created this thing we call reality. In the founding documents, they say nature's God, the God who created nature, all that exists in nature.
A highlight from DOS1-media file
"Welcome, Father Gallagher. Thank you. The Discernment of Spirits. Could you tell us just a little bit about its formation? Well, it really began when I was ordained as an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and my religious community is dedicated above all to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises to making this retreat experience available to people in all different kinds of settings. Formal retreats in a retreat house of a few days or many days or as an experience in parishes for larger groups, weekend retreats, retreat settings, and so on. And I quickly realized that I really couldn't do this responsibly. Lead Ignatian retreats, retreats based on the teaching of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Unless I knew more about this particular piece of his teaching, the Discernment of Spirits, and specifically his, what he calls his rules or guidelines for Discernment of Spirits, which really has to do, that title, the Sermon of Spirits, generally is kind of appealing to people, but at the same time they're not quite sure exactly what it means. And very simply what it deals with is the ups and downs in the spiritual life. We all know how at times we feel a desire to pray and when we do pray God feels close and our hearts are warm and there's energy and we get up from the prayer with a renewed sense of God's closeness. And we have, the scriptures are alive, we willingly go to church, we creativity have in the Lord, we want to take new steps, and then other times, for reasons that escape us often, we're not quite sure why, the bottom seems to drop out of that energy. And it's hard if we're honest, it's hard to even want to pray. We may get ourselves to pray, but it's a very different experience now and we don't feel God's closeness and God's warmth. And the new steps that we've been taking in the spiritual life now don't seem quite so inviting. It's hard to get myself down to church for the Bible study or the the activity. And to reach out in a love based on Christ in a new way, let's say in my marriage or toward my children or in my workplace. These ups and downs are going on all the time in the spiritual life. And Saint Ignatius of Loyola, certainly not the only one who spoke about this in our Catholic spiritual tradition, but clearly is the one who spoke about this with the greatest clarity, practicality, and usability. And this teaching is formulated in 14, I'm about to say, simple guidelines. They're not simplistic, they're very deep. They touch very profound things in the spiritual life. But the simple does fit in the sense that they're very clear. They're very usable. I've been teaching this around the country now for probably about 20 years to groups of all different kinds of backgrounds, to lay people in parishes, to priests and seminarians and religious people with very developed educational backgrounds and professional people and people who may have only high school backgrounds and all the rest. I have never yet found one person when we have gone through this teaching who has said to me, I don't know what you're talking about. Everyone does. Everyone that is who has at all in some personal way tried to love the Lord Jesus, sincerely tried to live his teaching, tried to pray. This teaching will be simple, clear and usable in a way that transforms really. When I began giving these retreats, shortly after ordination, people began asking for them. And quickly, as I say, I realized that I really couldn't do these retreats responsibly without knowing a lot more than I then knew about these 14 guidelines or Ignatius' teaching on discernment. I was teaching in a seminary at the time and a point came when I had a month free and I can still see it. I went to the upper floor of our residence so I wouldn't be disturbed, brought my books up there, commentary on these rules and began pretty seriously studying them, pacing up and text. And after that, began somewhat hesitantly to give very simple half -hour teachings on these rules in retreat settings. And it was the response that began everything that led to the book eventually, maybe about 25 years later. It was electric. I'll never forget one particular retreat. The first time I did this, it was a retreat over a number of days and each day I would give a simple half -hour presentation and we went through the 14 rules. The retreatants knew and I knew that in the transmitting of that teaching and in the receiving of it, something electric had happened. And out of that retreat came a good many more requests for that teaching and it got so I was doing that teaching repeatedly in the course of a year in retreat settings. Then people were asking for it as a separate teaching just in a parish or in a seminar setting in a retreat center or wherever. And then finally people began saying you should write this up as a book. And when my religious superior said it once and then said it a second time and then said it a third time, sort of in casual conversation, finally dawned on me that maybe the Lord was saying something to me. You think so? And so I asked to speak with him and we sat down and I said, do you really mean it? He said yes. We looked at a calendar, set aside time and that's how the book came to be written. Just to help us who may not appreciate the vocabulary, because it is foreign, the actual going deeply into a spirituality based on the great teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, that a term like discernment, it's not just simple decision -making is it? No, in these 14 rules what we're really talking about is spiritual experience, the ups and downs, the things that are going on in our hearts and in our minds, the way we're thinking, the stirrings of our hearts, this kind of interior stuff, if I could say that reverently, of spiritual experience that's going on every day, most of which we don't even notice, although it affects us very much. But we'd be hard put, for example, I wonder how many of us could remember what was stirring in our hearts and thoughts this morning when we rose to say nothing of yesterday or a week ago? How much of that did we notice? How much of that, if we use Ignatius' word, could we discern? So eventually it will lead to decision -making, but it begins as an awareness of interior spiritual experience in our hearts, the stirrings, the feelings, the movements of our hearts, what we call affective experience and also the thoughts, what runs through our minds. This is the more conceptual side of things, thoughts and stirrings of the heart. What is of God in that? What is not of God in that? If I feel great energy toward this particular activity and feel a certain resistance to that other, if I really would want to do this spiritually speaking and don't really want to do that, how can I know what within that interior experience, which is changing and shifting all the time, ups and downs, how can I know what is of God and should be accepted? What is not of God or Ignatius would say is of the enemy, the tempter, the one the scripture calls the liar, and therefore is a lie, is not true, is not leading me where God wants me to go and therefore should be rejected. A teaching which allows us to understand, to notice and understand this experience and then know what should be accepted and followed and rejected, that's the teaching which we call the Sermon of Spirits. That's what Ignatius is doing in these 14 guidelines or 14 rules. It is so much more than an intellectual exercise, isn't it? I mean when you talk about listening to our hearts, again that is something that, isn't it, they're a trend to try to separate the head and the heart, that somehow the emotions that we're feeling shouldn't be integrated into the thought process that we have? I mean this combination is really quite foreign, isn't it? There's only one human being and there are different faculties, different capabilities, different aspects of our humanity, but there's only one human being and what we'll find when we grow in the ability is, please God, as we go through these rules, this will become clear how we do this. What we'll find is that when our hearts are feeling certain things, we tend to think in certain ways. When my heart is happy and alive and feels God's closeness, the thoughts are probably going to be thoughts of new initiatives that I could take spiritually speaking, new understanding of what I'm doing, thoughts that open up new ways and point out a kind of chart or pathway toward growth. When my heart is feeling heavy, doesn't feel God's closeness, is feeling a kind of, well, it can get to a kind of hopelessness at times or a sadness or just a lack of any kind of energy in the spiritual life. The thoughts now are going to be probably the contrary. Why am I doing this? Do I even want to do this? Does it make sense to pray this way? Why should I continue this? Maybe I should let that go. I was thinking of taking this new initiative in the parish or in living Christ's love in the family. All of these kinds of thoughts. So what's important is, and that's why it's important to be aware of the movements of the heart and their related thoughts because they're going to go together. We'll see Ignatius say this very clearly in the rules. So these are different aspects of our humanity but they work very much, very much in tandem if I can use and say that word. You use the term rule, a rule. Help us to understand that in relation to the exercises. If we look at, let's say the writings of Saint Francis de Sales, for example, something like the introduction to the devout life. Now depending on how it's published, let's say, what will it be? 300 pages. It's an organized, developed treatise on the spiritual life which goes kind of systematically through various things. Or Saint John of the Cross with his systematic treatises on the life of prayer and many other saints like that. Saint Ignatius is writing spiritual exercises. He's not giving a theology or a theory to help us understand a set of truths, although obviously there are theological truths which underlie what he's doing. These are, this is a very practical book. It's the spiritual equivalent of a manual of physical exercises. They're things to be done that are outlined and that is what is behind this word rule. What that means is these are short, concrete, practical guidelines which in a few words give a very rich understanding of this kind of up and down spiritual experience and related thoughts and then give us a set of tools for actually responding in real life to these experiences. When you are feeling the warmth of God's closeness, this is what you do. When you are feeling the heaviness, God seems far away and there's no energy in the spiritual life, these are things you should do and things you shouldn't do in that time. So that it's in that sense that Ignatius calls these rules. They're very practical guidelines for life. Those of us who are out here listening to the teachings of this, assuming that we're total neophytes, we're beginners in this quest, we just want to get started. What's the first thing we should do? What's the first disposition or position we should take in this exercise? Well I think for most of us and I'll certainly speak of myself because until someone taught me Ignatius text and helped me to understand it, I wouldn't have known where to begin. If someone were to say to me, well you need to be aware of and notice your interior spiritual experience, my response would be help me to do that because I wouldn't know what I was looking for. The first need that we have is to be instructed. So that's where I would say that's where we begin. That's what led to the writing of the book. That's what now about 20 years of traveling around the country teaching this has been about. Once we begin to get our feet wet in this, we begin to get an understanding of this spiritual experience, then everything can begin. Then we can begin to notice it in daily living. We can begin to name what it is. This is of God, this is not of God and then we respond with spiritual wisdom to that, accepting what is of God, rejecting what is of the enemy, as Ignatius will say. So I'd say the place to begin is to learn. What a wonderful thing that in our Catholic spiritual tradition we have masters like this with a proven teaching, proven not only by the sanctity of the author, in this case Saint Ignatius, in other cases Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross and the rest, but proven also because in Ignatius case this teaching has been used for 500 years now and has blessed countless generations of Christians before us. It is approved by the Magisterium of the Church, so we have a very solid source to which to turn in order to learn, but that's the first step. It's just formation in the spiritual life. When I think of physical exercise, sometimes we're about to begin the process of physical exercise. We jump in and we try to do too much or we try to go too far in the beginning and then we get discouraged and we drop away. What would your advice be to that person who's beginning to enter into these exercises? Wonderful point, it's a wonderful point. I think the parallel holds absolutely with the spiritual life. Start slowly, go through a gradual process of learning more and more about this and then everything else will follow and ideally with some kind of guidance. I would hope that something like the book that I've written could provide a kind of guidance even at home or for friends who want to go through this together. If there is in one's area someone who is knowledgeable in this and could actually lead the teaching, that would be a wonderful thing, whether a priest in a parish or someone in a retreat house or just somebody who has a background in this kind of teaching and with the help of maybe a book like that I've written or other instruments would be able to guide us. So I would say take it slowly, grow gradually in it, begin to apply what is clear, don't overreach in doing this. If something is not clear in the teaching, if I don't understand the experience, I can very simply acknowledge that and accept that. We in walk the proportion to the clarity that we have without overreaching that and then we just trust that as we continue to grow in this with the various helps that we've mentioned, we'll increasingly find our way. If a person could ever make an Ignatian retreat, obviously that would be almost the best way to learn this. It is such a fundamental building block of the spiritual life now in the life of the church today for that body of Christ, that it is not something that is limited to say a particular order within the church and I'm thinking of course it is not just the Jesuit exercise, it is available for everyone, it's a gift to everyone. For example, even your order, but your particular order, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, it is, this is an essential part of your careism. Yes, I suppose I'm a kind of living witness to the fact that you don't have to be a Jesuit to benefit from this kind of teaching. Our founder, who is the Venerable Bruno Lanteri, an Italian priest who died in 1830, fell in love with the Ignatian spiritual exercises. His spiritual director was a real man of God, a Jesuit who was a man of wisdom and holiness whom he met as a seminarian. And through this Jesuit, Father Diesbach, a Swiss Jesuit, he came to know the Ignatian spiritual exercises and Ignatian spirituality and fell in love with it and became convinced that there is, this was the gift God gave him as a founder, that there is no instrument equal to the Ignatian to spiritual means lead people to the dispositions which create a saint. It has to be lived out, but to take a person from where he or she is in the spiritual life to the point where this person now really longs for holiness and then wants to become active in the service of Christ in the person's vocation, marriage or priesthood, religious life, single life. There's nothing like the exercises of Saint Ignatius to do this. And at the same time it was evident to him that although the Jesuits have this, these spiritual exercises, they are so involved in other work, especially education, which is obviously of great importance for the church too, that in practice the spiritual exercises are not at all as available as the church needs. I think we could, a very simple test of that is if any of us listening now were to feel moved to make the Ignatian spiritual exercises, probably we wouldn't know exactly where to turn. Who can guide these? Where does one go? And so he said the church needs a group of men, religious priests and brothers who will be trained in these spiritual exercises and will not do other things so that they can make them available to the church. And he said even if you add this to all the Jesuits in the world will still never meet the need in the church. And I'll say from my own experience that I think he's absolutely right. I just constantly witnessed the power of the exercises and the fact that as soon as people know that they're available and that they can be given well, you cannot possibly meet the demand. People want them. Their heart cries out for it I think. Oh when people learn this teaching they can't get enough of it. I always remember one time I was doing this teaching for a group at a retreat house and toward the end of the teaching one woman who was on the retreat told me that she'd been looking out her window on the retreat grounds one day and she'd seen the head grounds person over toward a kind of tool shed go in and come out with several tools that he needed for the work that he was doing and she said that's what Ignatius has done for me in the spiritual life. He's given me the tools that I need to live my daily experience in the spiritual life. Now I'll say too that I think the reason why this teaching is so powerful is because it is about the ordinary spiritual experience of every Christian of everyone who loves the Lord Jesus. You have people like Saint John of the Cross who write about advanced higher states of mystical prayer which is beautiful. Most of us probably when we read that teaching or hear of it say that is beautiful but it's different than my experience. I'm not there but as I've said I have never met anyone yet who has learned Ignatius teaching and said anything other than this is it this is what happens this is my daily experience this gives me the tools that I need to live at home in the parish in the workplace in my family in my case in my religious life and priesthood in my ordinary daily experience now I know what's going on now I know how to understand it I know how to respond to it. Oh that in itself is a great gift and as you said it's one for not everyone just Catholics.
A highlight from 124 - Sculpting Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted - Kirk R. Brown
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. It's been over 200 years since he was born. People still absorb his parks and public gardens in more than 5 ,000 communities across the North American continent. The goal is to give the common man in this new world the same opportunities to experience creation as any king in his private preserve in the Old World. Frederick Law Olmsted is prevalently pronounced the father of American landscape architecture. In this episode, Kurt R. Brown interprets Frederick Law Olmsted. Kurt is a member of the International Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. He is a green achiever being recognized with many industrial awards. He represented Joanne Kostecki Garden Design as a leader in the design bill industry. At America's oldest garden in Charleston, South Carolina, he worked as national outreach coordinator. He is the past president of GardenCom. In the U .S. and Canada, he's delivered hundreds of keynote addresses, guest lectures, teaching symposia, and certified instruction over the past quarter of a century. He's also known to interpret historic horticulturalists and international dignitaries as John Bartram, Frederick Law Olmsted, among many others. He still finds time to cultivate his own private display garden. Join him now as he unveils his views of Olmsted. This is Episode 124, Sculpturing Nature. The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted with Kurt R. Brown Interpreting, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 63. Mr. Olmsted, would you take us back to when you were 36 years old and tell us what was your most valuable mistake up to that point? I sometimes have problems remembering what happened yesterday. Remembering what happened when I was 36 takes me to a point in time where I felt that I would never wake up, that somehow whatever hope I had of being properly engaged in an adult employment was never going to occur. However, it was at a time when seemingly everything in the world that I had touched or attempted had turned to dross. With that, when you are at the bottom, looking up from the bottom of that big black pit that you feel yourselves in, God smiles sometimes. And when he smiles, he puts in front of you an opportunity that unless you'd been in that pit of despair, you wouldn't think was a positive. I went over the brink of bankruptcy with a publishing company that my father had financed to put me on my feet in the world of communicating, largely garden communicating. But in that day, when publishers have cash in the drawer and decide that it's better in their pockets and they skip town, I was left holding an empty bag. When my sanity was at risk, there were a group of friends, Dutch elders from the state of New York, who looked at me in my circumstance and they said, without much thinking about it, we have a job for you, sir. And this was from Washington Irving, whom you might have heard, James Hamilton, the Cooper Hewitt later, and David Dudley Field, among many, many others, they said in response to my question, what is this job all about? They said, we believe that from your practical training as an agriculturist, from all of your horticultural writings, from your talents and from your obvious character, I took them at their word on that, we believe you eminently qualified for the duties of the Office of Superintendent of the capital T, the Central Park of New York. They wanted me to be a crew leader of one of the largest public works projects that had been undertaken since the construction of the pyramids. They thought by giving me this job, it would put my feet under my own table and allow me to support the family that I had inherited and adopted after my brother's death. So you see, this is a laugh because being a construction foreman on a landscape project the size of Central Park allowed me into other rooms and gave me the ability to meet other people, most notably among them, Calvert Vox. Of course, from that participation, from that connection, from that wonderful start at 36, climbing out of the black pit and going on into the greater international world of garden design. That's how you find me, sir. From that point till now, you have to consider all of the other doors that opened, designing the country's first great urban and public park. It was a democratization of space. That's the most important aspect that we were driving. All of the big parks of the old world were private preserves, were aristocratic in their founding or country homes of the elite and money. They were not open to the general public. Here we were designing a space, an urban space of green that would allow people at all levels of income to rub elbows and participate in a great and refreshing space. Out of that, the other things that came to my table were the obvious connections of making plans for residential subdivisions. I was ultimately asked to design a world's fair. And in that regard, I was one of the few who designed a fair that actually made money. Mostly the cities in which the Olmsted partnership worked were green belts. It wasn't just one isolated urban jewel. They were a necklace. They were a green necklace surrounding all of the major cities in which we did work, involving and parkways park sides with garden views. And with all of that, the infrastructure that necessarily came along with the design was an increasing awareness of public health and sanitation. I was also involved at the beginning of the American Red Cross with standardizing field operations, with organizing national outreach and coordination, and with putting women in nursing wards. I was also there at the beginning in trying to inventory the natural resources of Yosemite, and that began the National Parks Movement. I also encouraged managed forestry. I was the first person here in this country to hire a forester to help develop plans for management of 137 ,000 acres in Biltmore, not less. Governor Pinchot, as he later came to be known, was the first man that held the post at the National Center where he managed the national parks and forests. I was always involved in garden communication. I was a syndicated New York Times columnist. I was an abolitionist. I believe strongly in the development of cemetery arboretum where families could mourn the death of their loved ones. And I was the first one to be recognized for the design implementation and successful development of riparian restoration using early sustainable practices, because overarching all of these individual jobs, I believe that environmental health was also humanities welfare. Eventually, many of the things that we did for the first time or did for all of those who came later to ask us to repeat our success, eventually we codified most of the things that we were doing, and we were there at the beginning writing a syllabus for the American Society of Landscape Architects when Harvard graduated its first class. That's the beginning. And through it, we've tried to reach a point that you can look back and decide whether what we do, whether creating public parks, whether recognizing national parks, whether doing things as a green infrastructural implementation, whether that is garden design, whether it is landscape design or whether it is landscape architecture. I have certainly left the responsibility of that to all of the generations that came since the implementation of Central Park of New York. So let's look at the Central Park of New York. Where you started to turn around was when you got the job as superintendent. How did you make the jump from superintendent to being credited as the designer and builder of Central Park? I would never accept that title. I was mentored by a man far greater than I. His name was Andrew Jackson Downing, and he lived upstate New York. The concept of Central Park and the concept of public urban horticulture was his. He was the first man here in this country to successfully write that there was a model to be offered and followed in the development of landscape practices. He wrote and published a book in 1841 called A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. It was his idea in the 1840s what he called the picturesque landscape has great advantage for the common man. The raw materials of grass, water, and woods are at once appropriated with so much effect and so little art in the picturesque mode, and the charm is so great. You'll recall that 200 years ago I was born. It was also the same year that Napoleon died. There was a great turning where people decided it was no longer appropriate to design landscapes in the French style. The formality of trimmed hedges and topiaries and the development of boxed and hothouse grown examples of tropical horticulture. What they wanted was a natural or romantic view of the world. Downing's response to that was his development of the picturesque here in North America. So while the international turned on what was their term called romanticism, Downing's belief was that it needed to be picturesque. He brought a man from England who was just spectacular with the development of line and architectural standards. His name was Calvert Vaux. So we had Calvert Vaux doing all of the housing plans for Downing's models. Downing began a magazine called The Horticulturist where he promoted all of the values of horticulture and agriculture, how to design, creating a design for living. He encouraged all of us to plant spacious parks in our cities and unclose their gates as wide as the gates of mourning to the whole people. I was a very small part of the initial concept when they were looking for the construction foreman. Downing had been killed in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River. While they were searching for the plan, they had more than 30 proposals submitted for what Central Park was to become. Calvert Vaux had a concept and he asked me if I would join him in its presentation to the committee. My thought was that a proper city park should provide escape from the city. We solved all of the inherent problems of the design so that nature of the space would be one of unending vistas of green and the lawns would seem to go on forever. With Vaux asking me to be a partner, at that low point in my life, my answer was an unqualified sir, this partnership is on. We called our design and our proposal Greensward. I would still think of it with that name. Of course, everyone else has just taken it to heart and made it Central Park. I was 36 years old. I had a neighbor in Hartford as I was growing up and then on the speaking circuit in later years and Mark Twain, you might know him as Samuel Longhorns Clemens, said that age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. What were some of the challenges in the implementation of the Central Park design? The money was coming from Albany and the old Dutch money that still remained somewhat in the Tammany Hall organization of downtown New York politics would get their hands on the money before it would feed through to enrich, encourage and grow the project. The old Dutch burghers wanted an honest man as the paymaster. And so at the end of those long days, I was the man handing money to the day workers with cash on the barrelhead, paying them for moving the hundreds and hundreds and millions of cubic yards of soil that was transported to do those effortless looking hills and dales and rambles that became Central Park. The park itself is a democratic development of the highest significance. We can never, never, ever forget that public urban horticulture is that. It is the extreme expression of democracy. And simply put, we were looking at the three grand elements of Downing's definition of picturesque or pastoral landscape. Those three elements remain the same today as they were then. The symphony of grass, water and woods joined together with many, many artificial tricks of the trade into one uncommon space. At Central Park, we also added what would be in our concept the only sculptural element that was to be included in the final design. That was the Bethesda Fountain. With Bethesda, we wanted it to be similar to the quote from the New Testament, John chapter 5, verse 4, for an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water. Whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made well of whatever disease he had. This becoming a place of union for all of those tired and poor of the city who would otherwise not have a green space with good public water. It became that, certainly, after the Civil War and even up until these days when the symbol of the fountain, that angel of the waters that was given to the first woman who ever won a sculptural commission in the city of New York later to become angels in America. Through all of this, that symbol of health and well -being has been guarded through all of its artistic progress. What other, as you referred to them as, tricks in the landscape design were implemented in the park? There were requirements, as most things are. They had to have cross streets, but we didn't want to interrupt the view of green. We sunk the roads, and it was unique in its concept because all of those cross streets that were mandated in the design brief were not seen once you were at grade or at the park level, so that all of the sheep's meadow and the grand lawns of Central Park were seemingly undivided and the cars would travel underneath that layer. The other thing was fresh water. The 800 and some odd acres of Central Park had to include what was an existing reservoir. The walk around the reservoir had to be included in the acreage, and to do that, we made the north part of the park into what I called a ramble. If you take the word ramble, it puts me back into my childhood. I had rides with my father and mother in the woods and fields. In those days, we were in search of the, well, the picturesque. Any man then who sees things differently than the mass of ordinary men is classified as one who has a defect of the eye and a defect of the brain. Who would think that you could move mountains to create a distant view while the cross -street thoroughfares of a major urban environment would traffic unwitnessed with the calm and peace of nature around you? In later years, it gave the common man access to a broader world. In the early days, when the park first opened, what we discovered is that entrepreneurs of the city would get a chance to meet and greet people who were not of or in their class, and everyone came together on the lake to ice skate. That had never been accomplished in an urban environment before, where the lowest and the highest achieved self -standing stature over a pair of ice skates. What other ways did you incorporate the blending of the classes? There were several types of road. There were access roads for tradesmen, and then there were the carriage trade highways that would tour the park and allowed for another whole type of merchant in the hiring of horse -drawn vehicles that are still there, conveying tourists into and around the park today because of the way the layout was designed. We also included space for a zoo and for ornamental horticulture in the display of flowers. It also gave space for the Metropolitan Museum, and then as you'll see over all these years, many, many other opportunities for people to regard themselves highly by installing other busts and portraiture. There's Cleopatra's Needle, which was that large obelisk that came from Egypt that has its own following up above the museum. It's all part and parcel of creating the ambiance of nature in an artificial way. You had some experiences of your own in a walking tour in England. How did those influence your view of design, and how did you take those and implement them in the park? The only difference is that in England, what we were looking at in the assortment of grass, water, and woods was that most of the developed areas were done for members of the aristocracy. They were country homes at the time. Previous generation, they were landscapes designed and achieved by Lancelot. They called him Capability Brown. Those assortments of grass, water, and woods were no different in concept, really, for the public parks that we were designing. The only difference is that in public funded projects, they had access for people of all social classes. There was no admission, no gate. I've heard it said you become who you hang out with. Tell us about some of the people that you have surrounded yourself with.
80 Reported Dead As Wildfires Ravage Through The Hawaiian Island Of Maui
"Tragic news out of Hawaii as the number of people missing in the midst of these fires, these wildfires, could be as high as 1 ,000. That is the report that we are getting. Now one woman, a Maui resident, hopes that her grandmother has escaped as she struggles to reach her. We don't know where she is. This is what the woman told NBC Nightly News. This is just very, very tragic. As of about 3 .14 p .m. Eastern Daylight Time, officials have confirmed about 80 deaths as these wildfires ravished through the island of Maui and Maui County Mayor Richard Bison warned the death toll could go up, it could rise. A total of about 2 ,200 buildings and other structures have been destroyed. This is as of Friday while 2 ,170 acres have been burned. So again, the death toll hits 80 as officials say rebuild efforts could top 5 .5 billion, not a million, we're talking billions. Six fires are burning in Maui and the Big Island, but officials say the Lahaina Fire is now 85 % contained. Many of the town's historic landmarks are lost. Hawaii Governor Josh Green said the fires are likely to be the largest natural disaster in the state's history. Of course, Lahaina is the most impacted area of the island. It's located in the western area of Maui. According to the Associated Press, Maui residents returned to their neighborhoods to find block after block of flattened homes and businesses, incinerated telephone poles, and ashy lots where apartment buildings once stood. I don't know what's going on with all these wildfires. We had a tremendous amount of wildfires, you know, I think it was Alaska that impacted the northwest, the region of the country where I live. Just a lot of smoke and just, you know, very dangerous breathing conditions and things like that. I think it's the global warming and I think, you know, when it comes to the environment, the Biden administration, him and his cabinet, they really need to get a grasp on what's going on with these wildfires. What is going on in the environment that is triggering, you know, these wildfires? Now, we know it's been, you know, a heatwave, you know, throughout different parts of the country and anytime there's hot weather and humidity, that means that, you know, it's dry. And of course, those conditions are very favorable for wildfires and they kind of trigger all of that. So we are definitely praying for the citizens of Maui that everything is okay. The loss of life has been tremendous already. Again, the death toll has reached about 80 people. So many buildings and structures have been flattened by these wildfires. Maui, you are definitely in our prayers. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars on a Saturday. Of course, I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. You guys take care.
"Wildfires Ravage Through Maui As The Death Toll Reaches 80"
"The number of people missing in the midst of these fires could be as high as 1 ,000. One woman, a Maui resident, hopes her grandmother has escaped as she struggles to reach her. This is what the woman told NBC Nightly News. As of about 3 .14 p .m. Eastern Daylight Time, officials have confirmed about 80 deaths as these wildfires ravaged through the island of Maui. Maui County Mayor Richard Bison warned the death toll could go up. A total of 2 ,200 buildings and other structures have been destroyed as of Friday, while 2 ,170 acres have been burned. The death toll hits 80 as officials say rebuild efforts could top 5 .5 billion. Six fires are burning in Maui and the Big Island, but officials say the Lahaina Fire is now 85 percent contained. Many of the town's historic landmarks are lost. Hawaii Governor Josh Green said the fires are likely to be the largest natural disaster in the state's history. Lahaina is the most impacted area on the island located in western Maui. According to the Associated Press, Maui residents returned to their neighborhood to find block after block of flattened homes and businesses. Incinerated telephone poles and ashy lots where apartment buildings once stood. We're hearing a lot about wildfires. We had some here in the Northwest. I think with the global warming and so many other factors that the Biden administration needs to tackle, they definitely need to get a grip on. We're seeing a lot of wildfires lately. Our prayers go out to the citizens of Maui. Hawaii is a beautiful place. I've been there multiple times. Very beautiful. The Big Island, Oahu, just a beautiful place. Very tropical. I mean, just a beautiful place. To hear that they're actually experiencing these catastrophic fires is very, very disheartening. We're going to keep you posted here on Combo Over Cigars. As we get the updates, so will you. You guys have been locked in to Combo Over Cigars on a Saturday. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Be blessed.
A highlight from "Race Brawl Occurs After Whites Attack Black Dock Worker At Montgomery Riverboat Waterfront"
"Spotify for podcasters makes it easy to become a podcaster. From your very own phone or PC, you can record and edit your podcasts, then distribute that masterpiece to sites like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more. Your voice, your vision, your stance. Spotify simplifies it all, free and no catch. You heard me right. Spotify has allowed me the flexibility to share my unique perspective and allow fans to interact with the Q &A polls. Download Spotify for podcasters right now. Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I just want to be clear, it's 2023, right, because I just watched something that was, it looked like something from the Jim Crow days, if I'm being honest. And I'm sure many people are talking about it. What happened in Montgomery, Alabama looked like a scene from the Jim Crow days. Now, a brawl near the Montgomery Riverfront Park on Saturday evening was captured on video and posted to social media by onlookers and ended up with multiple people in police custody. Just to be clear, this brawl started when a pontoon boat was blocking the dock where a riverboat was trying to park. The pontoon boat owner was asked by an African American man, a dock worker, he looked like security personnel, he was asked to move so that, you know, to allow the riverboat full of passengers to dock. But the white pontoon boat owner, he refused. The pontoon boat owner, a white male, punched the dock worker who was, you know, just basically trying to do his job. He was trying to push the boat out of the way so that this riverboat could dock. Several white people started attacking the black dock worker, and that's when something very occurred. historic A riverboat worker, a young black man, and this was beautiful, I can't lie and I don't advocate violence, but a young African American man dived into the water and swam, you can see it in the video, he swam to help the black security guy that was being viciously attacked by several whites. After the riverboat full of black passengers docked, two of those passengers approached the pontoon boat and started wailing on the white guys that had previously attacked the black dock worker. A full -out brawl erupted on this Montgomery riverboat waterfront, and unfortunately it was kind of a scenario where it was blacks versus whites. Now, many blacks are calling this a revolution. One woman was seen on TikTok saying a prayer to Nat Turner, thanking him for this display of black unity. Comedian Ricky Smiley said he doesn't condone violence at all, but he caught the holy ghost watching those black men rushing to help that black man that was being viciously attacked by the angry mob of whites. The most beautiful part of this video is the young black man swimming in the waters of the Montgomery, Alabama, you know, water, you know, riverboat park. He was jumped, he jumped into the waters off of the riverboat just so he could come help his fellow black man who was being attacked by some people that refused to follow the rules. I thought that was beautiful, seeing that brother do that. It looked like something from, like, you know, a change is going to come, we're going to overcome. It looked historic. I've never seen a young black man jump into the water and swim, you know, to go help, to go assist a black man who was being attacked. That was beautiful. And this was right off the heels of the Donald Trump speech that was in Montgomery. That is what I'm hearing. Those black men seemed fed up, and every punch and strike could be seen in this video, which has gone viral. Now, several arrests have been made, but many felt these people got exactly what they deserved for ganging up on the black man who was just trying to do his job. You guys have been locked in to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Happy Monday, guys.
At West Point, Vice President Harris to make history as first woman to deliver commencement speech
"Vice president Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman to deliver the West Point commencement speech. Harris told the U.S. Military academy class, they graduated into an increasingly unsettled world where long-standing principles are at risk global security. And global prosperity depend on the leadership of the United States of America. The vice president says America has no greater strategic asset than those wearing our uniform. There is no more noble work than a person can do than to serve our nation in uniform. Four decades ago, West Point graduated at first class of female cadets, still it's made slow progress, diversifying its ranks. Julie Walker, New York
Democrat Cherelle Parker wins primary for Philadelphia mayor
"Democrat charel Parker won Philadelphia's mayoral primary Tuesday setting her up as the first woman to serve in the role. Parker emerged from a crowded field of 5 FrontRunner democratic candidates, her win was a disappointment to progressives who rallied around Helen Jim, who was backed by senator Bernie Sanders and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Philadelphia race serves as a barometer of how residents of some of the nation's largest cities hope to emerge from the pandemic, which heightened concerns about crime, poverty, and inequity. In another race, voters in Allegheny county, which encompasses the state's second largest city of Pittsburgh, picked sitting state lawmaker Sarah in a murano as their democratic nominee to face the lone Republican contender, Joseph rocky in the November general election. I'm Julie Walker
Rescuing Sudanese Slaves: Todd Chatman Shares One Woman's Story
"Serve a good God, a God who allows us to participate in his work. In our generation, we're talking to Todd Chapman with Christian solidarity international and part of God's work right now through Christian solidarity international is literally freeing slaves from captivity. And I want us as the western the American church to understand the evil in the world, it will deepen your faith if you understand the evil in the world and if you understand that God has appointed you to take apart and doing something about it. That's a fact that's a fact. Todd, talk to us about some of the stories or one of the stories of one of the women that has been through this process. So we can put more of a face on this, because. I guess the one that first comes to mind is a woman named joke and I had the opportunity to meet her and learn her story. He's about 26, 27 years old now, but she was taken captive when she was three years old. She was at her home in South Sudan, her grandma was there with her at the time. They were just going about daily life. And these raiders came into her community. And they grandma was too old to have any value, so they left her behind, but they took a joke and they took her mother as slaves. And so they take them to the slave camp in the north and they were separated. Mom was taken, you know, to one family. Duke was taken to another and basically now her life just became this nightmare of doing whatever her slave master. Told her that she was to do. She was raped by this man, even though he had his own family. He raped a joke. She got pregnant twice. And finally, he was able to come into freedom just a few years ago because she happened to meet this Arab slave liberator that we partner with to go in and negotiate freedom for these slaves. And he found he'd met her at a market. He identified that she was likely a slave, began to have dialog and said, look, I think we can get you out. And thank God we were able to do that.
"one woman" Discussed on KAILASH HAZARI IAS ACADEMY /ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTANT SERVICE (WORLDWIDE)
"Hello Friends. First to even officer. Captain Shiva Johann had become the first women officer to be actively deployed on the glacier. Captain Shiva had to become the first women officer to be actively hosted at Kumar post located on the CH glacier, the world's largest battlefield. Contains an officer of the fire and fury gods in the admin. If I had been posted for three months at Kumar chalky at an altitude of about. 2023 feet in CH on January 15, 600 earlier, women officers have been deployed at the CSG based located at an altitude of about 9000 feet edge part of their miraculous hosting with the unit. Oil and fuel got the fire and fury corps each of the CLE called the. Gods, its headquarters. It lay. They are deployed by the China Pakistan borders also. They protect the sea a gene glacier. In excessive area located at an altitude of about 20,000 feet located in Ladakh. At age located in the karakoram mountain range. From here, India can monitor the activity of Pakistan as well as China.
"one woman" Discussed on Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment
"And you move on, yeah. And then you move on with your day. Absolutely. And I'm catching the stories that we're trying to come up in my head, right? Like, oh, all the bad luck and why me, like, why is this happening now? You know, the silly, there's a stories, by the way, they're not reality people. They're just stories in your hand. But so I'm shutting the stories down. I go, nah, it's just a thing that happened, and it doesn't say a thing about me as a person. If we came into actual true reality, we'll recognize that so much a human behavior is just to be acceptable. Just to have worth and to just be like, am I lovable yet? Is this enough yet? Did I do enough yet? Am I successful enough yet? Did I make enough money? Did I get a big enough house? As my wife attractive enough, like so much of life is just to try to prove that we're worthy and acceptable. But what if you already believe that? Do you know how much energy you save when you don't have to try to be proving that anymore? It's very badass. I highly recommend it. Highly recommend it. I love that. Okay, so here is last thing that I think is going to be so helpful. Yes. A good book recommendation if somebody listening right now is recognizing they have this struggle or if they've known they have a struggle with sex with acting out if they understand it sex addiction, whatever realm on the spectrum they're in, what is something you would recommend them to read or check out? Yes, fantastic. I say everyone read this, but especially women, there is a great book by Charlotte castle, women, sex, and addiction. And it's very good. It's very good. Of course, Patrick carnes, kind of the granddad of sex addiction and things. There's a lot of research and a lot of cool things coming out of that space. Sure. I like rob Weiss. He's got some, there's a sex addiction one O one book. It's literally called sex addiction one O one. That can be a really helpful book. Later on as moving further into recovery and we're coming into like, how do you be sexually healthy and vibrant? While having sex addiction in your background, erratic intelligence. Alexandra Kate is, it's a very good book. It's likely to be very triggering for people that are newer in their healing. So maybe skip that one for a while, but later, definitely read it. It's a great read. And the majority of my YouTube channel is all education from a personal point, as well as the continuing education that I've had. Most of my YouTube channel is just direct easy to understand, easy to digest information about sex addiction. YouTube, Jace downy. That's what I do. We're teaching about and we're de stigmatizing D shaming sex addiction through education..
"one woman" Discussed on Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment
"You can survive alone. We are not designed to be alone. Human connection is as important as food and water. And a lot of people, I think, in every area of life, but particularly with sex addiction are looking for just that. Actual, genuine human connection. And you can't get it through the reacting out behaviors that we engage in. Intimacy comes when we are true about who we are, where we're at in life, how we're showing up, what we want, when we are living that agency and authentic selves and we're sharing that openly and bravely with another. That's intimacy. Having sex with a stranger is not. But it can kind of feel like it for a couple of hours. So real human connection, I'd say, is the biggest one. And then we get a lot around worth and acceptance, which also is a survival need. We can not be accepted by others until we are in radical acceptance of ourselves. And I use the word radical because I mean all of it has to be included and embraced. You don't have to like it all. You don't have to keep it all. But we have to accept it all in ourselves. If we don't, we'll never actually feel connected and accepted by others because there's going to be that little voice in our head that goes, yeah, but they don't know this. Or there's this thing to be ashamed of, that even you hide from. So this is your inner voice accent, by the way, it talks like that. What we're talking about is getting down to the core of who and what.
"one woman" Discussed on Addiction Unlimited Podcast | Alcoholism | 12 Steps | Living Sober | Addiction Treatment
"We've got to pull it all out is one theory. There are other theories on that, but really to get into that. I had been in recovery for over three years. Until then, when it's all chaos and I'm a mess and I'm not doing a great job in my life. It's like a girl. No, you ain't ready. You can't handle any of this still. So I'm going to keep it hidden for you because I love you. And it's my job. And I want you to function and survive. And I love that our brains and body do that for us. Until we want to be healing, thriving, amazing, phenomenal people reaching our full potential and then all of a sudden we don't have to dig it all out, right? So that was part of my journey as well. And it's why a safe environment is so important. And yes, that can come through 12 step as it does for me. Yes, it can come through traditional therapy. Yes, it can come through other support groups. You can get support and have a team and a community outside of recovery. People don't have to understand your exact situation to have your back. And this is a really big thing for people with sex addiction. Because there's not a lot of support that's just out there in the world. It is highly stigmatized. That's just the truth. We're working on it. Please join me in working on it. But we're working on bringing that stigma down, bringing the shame down around that. So having community in this area is really hard. And what I have found is you don't have to have people know exactly the things. Everybody's got stuff. I guarantee everybody has done something that they aren't proud of, or they think that defines them. And men pornography coming into the mix, the way it has..
"Healing really bringing the body in. That was the last piece because I've been terrified of my body for my entire life and super disconnected, but bringing in the breath, meditation. And that started growing bigger and bigger than I had community. Community is such a big part of this. You got to have such a huge part of it. It's the biggest part of it. The biggest part of it. I say it a thousand times and I feel like you still come up against this thought process of people that, well, I just wanted to do it on my own. I'm just going to try to figure it out on my own. I think I could do this on my own. And I'm like, wow, what a really sad and lonely way to approach anything. Like you have to we are pack animals as human beings. We are created to connect and be together and do things together. And that was the biggest lifesaver. And especially at this stage of my sobriety too, like, I can easily tell you, I mean, listen, AA saved my life. There's no question. But a lot of that is that AA was the cheat sheet, right? All I had to do was show up. And then I had acceptance, I had a place to learn about myself and learn what was going on within me. I had a place to do the steps and start the very tip of the iceberg healing and to start to gain some self respect because that's really what I got through working the steps was self respect. I did something I was committed to it. I showed up every day and I followed through and the only thing I had ever done that with before was drinking. And drinking surly didn't give me self respect. But showing up and going through this process and being committed to it gave me self respect. And I got to start breaking out of some of that self loathing. And it gave me community. It gave me the people to hang out with. So I wasn't lonely. I wasn't bored. I wasn't missing my old life. You know, so for me, it was just the cheat sheet. All I had to do, my dumb ass just had to walk in and sit down. And literally it had to be that simple for me because I don't know if I could have done anything more than just show up and sit down, you know, for a long time. Yes. And I've watched far too many people continue doing only that. Yeah, it gives us that taste, but then we feel a little bit better. And for so many folks, that little bit better stays the plan, where everything else, because it's like a little better than deep, complete suffering. Well, I'm surprised you at how many people don't realize the deeper stuff going on. I had a client and I don't know why this surprises me because it was kind of my same experience in a certain way. But I had a client say to me, maybe a year ago, I said something, you know, in a conversation and I said something about her trauma and she goes, you know, she said, it's really crazy. I didn't realize I had trauma until I started working with you. And I was like, wow, because she has some significant stuff, right? That to me, I guess as a professional and obviously I've been doing this a long time and have a ton of education and experience, but it just seems so second nature to me, but I had a similar experience with sex trauma where I knew it was there. I knew it existed. I didn't have any of the overt things. I wasn't molested. I wasn't raped, right?.
"I actually went deeper and darker than I'd ever gone before. My life actually got scarier. And I started, and I think because I knew now I had some awareness around my behaviors and that there was a way out. So all of a sudden it was like, uh oh, this really is a problem. We talk about this same thing with alcoholism. And drugs, right? Like nothing will ruin your good time more than knowing you need to stop and still doing it anyway. You know, like when you really reach the place that you understand your behavior is problematic and you have to make some changes. It's not healthy. Once you really grasp that, your addiction of choice is no longer going to be fun and lighthearted. It's a buzzkill for sure. But I'm going to switch up some of the language there. And the answer is, do I have to? No, I can drive myself right into the grave. My dad did, so many people do, right? But is that the life I want? Which is fantastic. I always say addiction is not your fault. Recovery is your responsibility. Because man. That's not your fault. You know, this stuff started for me at 5. Maybe younger. You want to bring my 5 year old self, oh, she was cute. Cute, cute, cute, long hair, adorable, sweet kid, nothing but love in her. You want to bring her in here and start telling her that this life is her fault because I don't, 'cause it wasn't. Yeah. You know what I'm saying? So we're coming back. I start the recovery thing life gets worse. I finally am humbled. Where I go, I don't got this. All right, bring me those bring me those God things again. Well, I'm gonna hear the let me see about this stuff. Let me look at those steps I want to just skip over here and maybe this control thing is I was..
"I was gone. And I recognized something in me recognize that I had been using sexual behavior in the same way that people use substances. So I was starting to put these things together that I had been using it. But here's the thing. It wasn't working anymore. The numbing out that I had been experiencing from it or the boost from it. And for me, we'll probably get into this later, but it was all about power. Sex addiction has nothing to do with sex. Not for me, not for anybody. We all have different reasons. We gravitate towards it, but for me it was power. And I started recognizing that wasn't real power. I was not getting my power back by trying to take the power of others. Side note, that doesn't work. And so it was like, if this thing, that I hate, but that's been helping me isn't even helping me anymore. What do I have left? What am I doing here? And I couldn't connect with people. I was lying to everyone. Nobody knew me. You know, we all say it, if anybody really knew me, what? There wouldn't really like me. That's right, you better believe it. I didn't like me. So I was gonna like me, you know? All of that came into this notion that me being dead was a way cooler plan. It was the only thing that made sense to me. And so I started prepping. I was in motion for my suicide. And we say a voice, but I didn't hear it. I felt it. I felt it but it had words. And I can't tell you what that means. That's elusive, but that was the experience. And it was this notion like, okay, if I have been using this behavior. And things that fall in the realm of sex addiction are vast. There's a lot of things to choose from. None of them work, by the way. Don't take that as an invocation to like, oh, there's a lot of options. No. None of them work. I recognize, okay, I'm using these things in the same way that people use substances. Does that mean that there can be addiction included in this? And if that's true, well, they got solutions over there for that substance stuff. Could bear possibly be would I be pioneering this? Maybe I'll be the first one. We laugh, but I have people contact me today that go, I'm the only one you need Jace. You and me were out here, you know, you're the only person I've heard it talked about. And I'm like, this is a $1 million industry dealing with sex addiction. You think they built that for you and me? We better get on these healing modalities, 'cause we're gonna have all these people out of business. No, come on, team. Millions. Millions of people are dealing with sex addiction..
"You so much for coming on and doing this episode with me. It is such a pleasure to get to meet you and have this conversation. So welcome to the show. Happy. Thank you very much. I'm super excited. You're laughing. I get teased about my howdy, all the time, even online folks. And you know, I think of it like high with a hug. I love that that's good. It's high with a hug, you know? And it's been part of my life for so long, and it just naturally came out in my videos that I started, and then it'd be kitten. Now it's just part of life. So howdy? Yes, indeed. Thank you for having me. I'm super psyched to get to be part of this today. Yeah, for sure. Why don't we start with just taking a minute and let everybody know a little bit about you and what you do. Wonderful. This is such it's becoming an increasingly difficult question to answer. The what do you do question? So I'm going to start by telling you, I have a big vision. To have an unconventional holistic healing space in a rural setting that weaves in healing and thriving, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and environmentally. So bringing in the earth, the body coming back to a community setting. And I really have found that a sense of safety, a perception of safety, of course we know is required for any kind of healing and a catapult us out of this outdated, way long-lasting idea of survival, right? Like, how are you doing on surviving? Yeah, we're done with that. It's 2022. We need to be thriving as a society. And there's so many blocks to that. And the big part of that is that we've not woven in all of the components of healing and thriving into this process. So for recovery from addiction, trauma, early childhood adverse experiences, whatever we want to call it. So I have a big vision to have a rural space that can be used for long-term and short term living as well as retreats and all kinds of different things. So as part of that, I do many things to work in that direction, of course. I'm a speaker and facilitator. In person and online, I am also, I work on a farm. I'm a farmhand. Yes, I am learning how to work in intimate ways with mother nature, how to run a homestead, how to be off grid. So I do that. That's what I was doing before this. I was a sweaty farmer right before her showering and coming on your podcast. So I do that. And I'm also working to be a spiritual leader as well, interfaith, inner spiritual leader. So that I can run a non cult, people always like, is it gonna be a cult because you'd be great at that? And I'm like, I believe way too much an independent thinking. Yeah. And in being your own person, like radical self acceptance and authenticity is way too deep as part of my methodology. So it won't be a cult, but it's going to require all of these components of being a community participant and leader as part of a council. And of course, working with the earth and a lot of different healing practices as well that go far beyond traditional healing and recovery. So I have a lot of things that I do in that regard. And I'm in pre-production. I'm a podcast right now as well. So we'll add host to that. Oh, I love that. You'll love podcasting..
"one woman" Discussed on WCPT 820
"You love Sean. I know you're liberal helpers. But no. You have to Google that more legal references to kidnapping. You cannot bring him back in a burlap. More at bag That's technically illegal. I already looked into it. Yeah. Oh, they're somehow not hang on one second here. Oh, thank God. There's no whatever you were going to say that was probably illegal has not been recorded. So that's good. Yeah. You can hear it a little bit. If you swim the sound, you can hear it. We're protecting them from themselves. And there you are. Now you're back. I think kidnapping is a very harsh word. Yeah, right or for state of mind. It really is a state of mind. It's not an actual But you know when somebody is inviting you to not leave Right. That's how we said right you're going to you're going to be like the proud boy Capital writer who has was whining that his ankle monitors beeping too loudly around his clients. It's costing him Mark. Business. Well, yeah, I don't know why people think it's OK to inconvenience white people just because they're criminals, right? Yeah, exactly My point. Oh, crazy. Yeah, And he said he almost fell off a ladder when the device hit step. Okay. Why were you to his his ankle monitors to BP? Oh, he's being inconvenienced. Oh, poor boo boo. I thank you. Oh, thank you. Yes. Okay. Some dating game music. I have I have a friend. A guy friend That has a worse, uh, dating horror story than I do. He tried online dating and this one woman he goes. Oh, my God. This is so amazing. Like I was afraid she was gold digger. She's already invited me to her house for dinner. It's beautiful and all that. And then we got to her house. It was she's like, Oh, I can't leave because I have an ankle monitor, and I'm sure home confinement Select wife. Yeah, that shouldn't be dealbreaker deal, right? She's like the brakes didn't get out here. Dayton like that's me and mama, what you know is that that is not a deal breaker. Right. You're like one of the circumstances. Why are you wearing an ankle monitor, Right? I mean, can I Can I put one on Sean? Think.
"one woman" Discussed on Women of the Military
"Real them back in and bring them back. Reality of these are responsibilities. That i also out front office job as hard dynamic. Is there anything that you've learned to help you with like the balance or is it just speaking up an advocating for yourself I've learned to speak up and advocate The squeaky wheel gets a So i learned to not requiring where you have to stand up for yourself and you have to be assertive to get things done. I'm not afraid to make phone calls in to find the right person for the job and to find the right person to answer the questions that i have. I think that's the part of the reputation that i feel. Which kind of gives me a different perspective Being a woman in the military rewind ho-how while my husband would we are in a transportation company and a support battalion and then we both moved to the forward support company. An infantry battalion sadry's all males up until very recently there's very few females still in the infantry so i've always had to assert myself and make sure that i'm respected in that battalion and and taken seriously so built this reputation that i'm reliable in. I am not afraid to get things done. I'm not afraid to stand up for myself. Wherever i'm at in a i think that's how we allot Very successful huron leadership in my career. I guess i've i've learned that you know i. I've stood up for myself announce that now i've reputation. I i can do the job and be responsible in a lot of leaders and other unit members. Look up to me. Four for answers us really great. And it's all about advocating for yourself and speaking up right and also taking on the hard job so i went to a classical. Vc vehicle crew valley leader so in the country especially in the stryker infantry you have to be qualified every year in order to fire weapons off of your striker using the remote weapon system the are. Ws there's a range that you have to go to a year and qualified just like your individual weapon but you have to use the stryker vehicle as your weapon so there's the remote will joystick cannell. Unlike know how to use the nadine ee on these things and now how to tactical about it as well i went to this course to become the evaluator for all these crews in i learned a lot about tactics a lot about the injury going through that course in. I think there is a little bit of a nervousness in the battalion. I became the galleons. Evaluator so i would evaluate everybody in the talion to make sure that they are all tied for to be. You know goner and they were a little bit nervous because there was email on. They weren't sure how the other male infantry guys we're going to receive mike criticism especially i failed them. If you qualify. And what i found was i was very intelligent and i spoke intelligently to these guys and i was very helpful in teaching them the correct tactics before they went out to qualified and available to guide and lead them to be successful and then they respected me like a whole bunch more on. They came to me with questions instead of going teen leaders. Which comes a little bit of animosity but everybody you know started to respect me as actually intelligent in tactical you know have a technical knowledge base. Yeah 'cause you're you have the expertise and you didn't just keep it to yourself. You shared it with them and you try that. Set them up for success and so they trusted you because you had already again that first step. Yeah and i and i really like the guys that aside the fact that i was a woman i wasn't in the of the tree and i wasn't you know a grunt out on the Out on in the field ranked Even though those things that they shared amongst themselves they respected the fact that i was able to teach them and guide them and the care. If i was a girl or a guy or whatever they listen to mainly sought at my advice yeah when i deployed unemployment infantry unit and i had a similar experience where they were like your call me the precious cargo not but they saw me as the because i was civil engineer and the expertise in that field and they knew that my job was to go and inspect the buildings and their job was to keep me safe and do all the tactical stuff which is exactly what it was and it didn't matter that i was a female. I mean that's why was the precious cargo. 'cause i mean that was like their nickname for me to make i like my call sign That they gave me. But i always felt respected and like part of the team and they did their job and i did mine and we worked really well together. That's one of the things that are really loved bouts military that we all work as a team and i don't know very few instances of any tort type of sexism racism or anything i think in my experience everybody just accepts. Everybody as they are end uses. Everyone's strengths in acknowledged weaknesses in. We work graders attained together. Military is really good at looking past those things probably still have some issues here and there. But it's good that in your experience you've had such positive experience rating so is there anything else from your time and that you wanted to talk about or we wrap it up. I think we touched on pretty much. Everything yeah. I feel like we covered pretty much everything. I like that you talked about all the different schools that you've done the different ways that you've served and kind of shows like all the different opportunities and the flexibility in the way that you could serve and the guard and an you barely touched on having a civilian job which is what most people typically think of so. It's really interesting. But i have one last question. Which is what advice. Would you give to young women who are considering military service or wanna. Keep the recruiter in me out of this. So of course. I'm going to suggest any missile any female academia research looking every branch. The are what you wanna do in. Don't be afraid to take the lead. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself. It's one contract in. The military is not very much time. Six years is only about seven percent of your life so it's not much in. It's a fantastic experience to have to grow your confidence to grow your your knowledge base degree career leadership skills. It's you can't go wrong in the military. I believe in. I think it is. If you're able to absolutely hate that jump takeaway challenge yourself and give it your all. And i love the quote by joseph cambell which is when you come to a great chasm in life jump. It isn't that far you're saints. But yeah that's a really. I think that joining the military camp phil scary and few women reach out and they're like i'm nervous. Does that mean. I shouldn't do it and i'm like no. That means that you should do this. Being afraid isn't a bad thing. It's immunised a challenge. It's gonna be hard. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it or that. You can't do it. i'm so just chump and you'll be amazed leave new. There's lots of people they will catch you at the other end. Yes that's great. I love that. Thank you for your time. I really appreciate having you on the show. And i'm excited for this to go. Thank you so much. Free listening to this week's episode of women of the military podcasts. 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"one woman" Discussed on How to Live A Fantastic Life
"What would you call it? A very disturbed individual. Okay, okay, I understand. So it was a lot of, I can he can do no wrong, but everything is my fault. Food is not correct, cleaning the house is incorrect. Laying out of his laundry isn't correct. Washing the laundry, whatever it was, wasn't correct. So there's a bunch of screaming bunch of Yellen in those videos on YouTube about this. Actually, you recorded some of the incidences for his doctors because they wanted to see, I was trying to work with his doctors. Wow. That's scary how something like that could come about and how that could be. But you know, you were destroyed by that, but you used that as a growth step. How did you do that? How did you do that? I think what it is is a mechanism. I was born with or raised with. At least. I went for through a very traumatic childhood up until the age of four, 5, somewhere through their kindergarten age. And my mother was in a domestic violence relationship and that transferred over to me as a small child. And then you go to school in your bullet in school because you're quiet, you're shy, you're scared of your own shadow when you live through the hell that I started with. So going to this ex-husband, I was like, no, I'm not a victim. I'm not playing this game though. So where was the drawing line? Where did you draw the line in the sand that you couldn't live in this relationship? When he told me. Yeah. And physical violence is one of the worst and choking is one of the worst because it doesn't show any scars. And that is a tough one, because you carry your beaten, but you don't show any scars for it. So here they're thinking you're a liar, your Friends, your family. Actually, my daughter was on the phone with 9-1-1, the police were there within minutes. And they had pictures of the red marks on my throat. So they were there within minutes. I really am thankful for the police officers..
"one woman" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"Anything helps explain why majority of white people support a political party and ideology that is bankrupting. The country that is leading to us being unable to handle the pandemic all of these dysfunctions that so many of us are scratching their heads. About why is it. That america can't seem to get its act together. Why can we. Not as i say in the first line of the book. Why does it seem. We can't have nice fix. And of course i mean. I loved that you started with that right. I mean it's true right. don't you feel it. What is going on. Why are we so seemingly unable to just get our act together to do some of the basic things that a well that a high functioning society should be able to do And on this journey. That i took the right the some of us it. It became clear and clearly with every step that racism is the common denominator in our most vaccine public problems. I want to go into some of that work. You did to people And also of course continuing your analysis. So i want to circle back to how white people operate in the american framework. But let's talk a little bit about janice and isaiah tomlin. who are they. Why did you talk to them. What did you learn from them. I'm so glad that you're talking about this. John a number of us so few people wanna talk about the financial crisis chapter in my book. I wonder why. So the first issue as i said that i really cut my teeth on policy was the issue of debt and that gave me a front row seat to the early phases of what would become the great financial crash. Great recession I for the book talked to a couple named janez tomlin who were a really emblematic. Black hormone couple who were targeted by completely unscrupulous mortgage brokers who had a corrupt kickback. Deal with one lender and sold the tomlin's a refinance loan on their existing mortgage that they have never missed a payment on that was had an astronomical double digit interest rate and all of these hidden fees and it was just really emblematic of what happened really in the late. Nineteen ninety s and early. Two thousands deregulated lenders. Who were testing out. Can what can we get away with. How much can we charge. How many tricks and traps can we bear in these mortgages. Who's gonna stop us if we start first in the communities that are the least protected and the least respected black and brown communities and it was so important for me to tell this story because during the crisis you had this narrative that it was actually government being too soft basically encouraging to coddling of these minority homebuyers who you know were were trying to reach for houses that they shouldn't have been able to afford when the facts are the majority of these loans. Subprime loans were not going to get people into houses that they were stretching for they were going to be who already had houses. They were refinancing stripping equity out of existing homeowners. And that's how you end up with a story that to me is so emblematic of american systemic racism. Today obviously black folks get targeted and hurt. I and worse the black. Homeownership rate still has not recovered. It is back to what it was before. The fair housing act. It is a crime. It is a tragedy of epic proportions and also whose life was not touched by the great recession. You had eight million jobs lost nineteen trillion dollars in home equity in law savings if.
"one woman" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"Heather mcghee spent years as an economic policy wonk and was president of demos from two thousand fourteen to twenty eighteen. Transforming it into a think tank that describes its work as race forward. She just published her book. The some of us what. Racism cost everyone and how we can prosper together in it. She said out to analyze. Why white americans believe in a zero sum racial competition. That's the idea that progress for people of color comes at the expense of white people and she uses social science research to show that. This belief harms everyone. Heather it's great to have you on our body politic. If so great to be with you tell us about the time that you write about in the book where you're twenty five and you have a sort of a moment where the race class narrative clicks in for you so fat nearly twenty years helping to build and then being president for four years of progressive economic think tank called demos and i was just a young economic policy. Staffer and i was working on the issue of debt. Consumer debt household dead should most credit cards mortgages and i was in the russell. Senate office building One of my first. Lobbying visits down there. We were trying to bring our economic research to policy makers to show them that it was going to be a very bad idea to change the bankruptcy laws as the credit card companies. Wanted to make it harder for people who had lost everything to get a fresh start. Get back on their feet and we felt like kind of hat. We had the math right. We we could make the point that this was just a really bad economic policy decision that it wasn't personal irresponsibility. That was driving bankruptcy. It was these structural issues our economy and people just haven't borrowed to make ends meet and we came in with our numbers and i was wearing pantyhose. You have to wear pantyhose. Dc you did at the time and they kept slipping off. And i remember. I went down to fix my shoe. And i was close to the bottom of a door that i could hear a voice and it really sounded like it was the senator senate office building sound like it was the senator the way the people we're talking to him and he said you know the these they. They haven't these babies by multiple mama's than they are using the government to avoid the personal responsibility through bankruptcy. And it was you know he didn't say anything about race he didn't say he's black man. He didn't say these brown men. But it made my heart rate feed up right in the hair. Stick up on the back of my neck. And i had this moment where i felt like. How did i spend all this time. In this predominantly white world of economic tanks and economic research. Forget one of the first lessons. I ever learned as a black person. In america bat the majority of white people have you pretty negative views about our worth in this society and that that more than anything helps explain why majority of white people support a political party and ideology that is bankrupting. The country that is leading to us being unable to handle the pandemic all of these dysfunctions that so many of us are scratching their heads. About why is it. That america can't seem to get its act together. Why can we. Not as i say in the first line of the book. Why does it seem. We can't have nice
"one woman" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"Thanks for listening and sharing our body politic as you know we're only a few months into the show and we are still shaping it with lots of input from listeners like you so i wanna ask you a small favor after you listened today. Please head over to apple podcasts. On your phone tablet laptop or anywhere you listen and leave us a review. We read those. Because your ideas matter to us they so much This is our body politic creator and host variety today this week. We're talking about voting rights racism and public policy and one woman's battle with covid nineteen. Heather.
"one woman" Discussed on WJR 760
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"one woman" Discussed on KOMO
"Weather coming up. The AIN't just about four minutes. President Trump about to leave the White House for the final time. We have an update from ABC News at five o'clock. From ABC News. I'm Aaron Carter Ski had the capital where just hours from now, Joe Biden takes the oath of office to become the 46th, president of the United States. The 45th president is now leaving Washington for the final time. As ABC News, White House correspondent Karen Travers tells us Aaron President Trump this hour leaves the White House for the last time taking Marine one to joint base. Andrews outside Washington. Usually presidents make that final trip after attending the inauguration ceremony, But President Trump is not going in just a few moments, there will be a send off ceremony for the president at Andrew's Friends, Family and supporters are gathering to wave goodbye as he boards Air Force one for the last time as president. After Trump's expected to land in Palm Beach, Florida just before Joe Biden sworn in as the next president, Erin Joe Biden ascends to the presidency after a riot and independent Mick chairs for the limited audience here are spaced apart and there's no crowd on the National Mall, which is surrounded by metal fencing and armed troops. American flags are meant to represent the citizens who could not be here. But they accentuate the emptiness of this fortress City. ABC is Alex Stone is down on the National Mall. Unprecedented security in place Erin this morning. Multiple layers of fencing National Guard in place shoulder to shoulder in some areas, guns across their chest bridges into D C or shut down right now the capital riot, prompting concerns about large crowds here today. Even if they don't materialize. There are other worries that federal agents are concerned about one woman telling me she doesn't remember it. This locked down in Washington even after 9 11 Aaron After the scale back pageantry, the new president gets to work with a serious of executive orders and a virtual celebration as he tries to set a new tone for the country. From the capital. I'm Aaron Carter's key Now with more news. Here's Dave Packer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the first time publicly cast blame on President Trump for the violent attack on the Capitol saying on the Senate floor. Mob was fed by lies You're listening to ABC News..