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"optimists club" Discussed on Girl Power Alliance
"If you've been following us you know that some of the other co-founders have been hosting the podcast. And i'm happy to be back. Let me tell you a little bit about my beautiful guests. Brenda has spent twenty years of her life. Learning personal development from bob proctor. Less brand jack canfield and so many more of the great more than forty of those years spent studying the bible. She studied the lessons miracles and she learned to trust god. She spent her time sharing all the gifts that she received her journey with. God so where is she now. She's the co author of of. I am a difference maker creativity book for the past three years. She's been mentoring youth and children through the optimist club. While i'm already in just hearing that and they're so much more. She found her way. She found her walk with god Is she found that in her. Walk with god is what gives you the opportunity to do what you wanna and go for it. This is going to be such a good such a good interview for so many women out there She was blessed to be given the opportunity to choose to make a difference in the lives of youths and children and she wanted to help in her community her nation in her world. She says when. I look back now. I know i am leaving a legacy for future generations. She really wants to make an impact so the birth of unbounded potential came to be. She used a combination of lessons. Learned from god her own experiences knowledge from mentors and pass youth and children experiences to create her legacy to create what can and will change the world. I am so excited to have you on the podcast today. Welcome brenda thank you. I'm so excited to be here michelle. It's no small feat to write a book. Yes it's absolutely amazing. When at led by god and is sharing the vision with you and it has been such a blessing to be able to share it and mentor it with the youth and children in our community. Well before we talk specifically about what you're doing now share. What what is your background before you like. Were you a teacher. What did you do before you wrote the book and started What you're doing now. Well i was actually an event. Planner focusing on weddings and or events and it was very fulfilling but land in twenty twenty when our governor shut us down i really had to dig deep and ask what can i do if i can do anything i want to and it caused me to be violent and to actually listen so when i first heard what i wanted to do it kept on drawing me back to the mentorship program that i use with my optimism up it was with the children in our community and that was the focus and then it just went from there and visions came through and i knew. Lose your back now. You get the last thing that i got was of the visions came through and you knew and then it went away. I knew But that was the best at that. I could do and it wasn't going to be a bad planning and coordination or weddings and corporate. It was going to be making a difference within the youth and children now. I know a lot of people can relate to you know really having to make some major life decisions and pivot either either pivot the way that they did business or pivot their careers and so this is a fairly this is i mean it's not totally new because you had been involved in it but really the pivot was you. Now you're like all in. Yes one hundred percent and i actually feel like rejuvenated and ready to take on the day and ready to move forward versus you know before it was. Okay i gotta go to the office today and we'll see what kind of events we're going to be doing this begun and this is ben. All i can't wait to see what the kids have come up with or who we're gonna meet that we're going to then move forward into the next colleen you know what organization are we going to l. next. I mean it's such a timely gods. God's timing is always perfect is never late. he's never early. And what a what. An amazing thing to be doing what you're doing at this time we're really through. I feel like kids especially school aged whether it's elementary the middle or the secondary school they really really suffered so tragically through the lockdowns. Not being able to go to school and having things changed so dramatically. So what you're doing the timeliness of that. It's only god exactly. Yeah and as such a blessing. I feel like all thing has been god lead and i know is pointed me and will connect me with people. I need to meet to continue the mission. Wow well it's it's it's a beautiful thing and so would you say that. Now i mean you're you're almost a year probably a year after the fact right so it was about a year ago as of the time that we're recording this that really every everything in the world got kind of simultaneous shutdown. We didn't know at the time we were thinking like it would last a couple of weeks maybe a month so especially in the event planning world. You're like well we're have to reschedule these few events but we'll get back on track later in the season having no clue that literally that was just gone. Yes one hundred percent. And i came to the realization in early april when a lot of people were like. I'm thinking i'm going to reschedule. And their event was in october. Now is like really. Oh okay well let. Let's talk about that. You know. And i really have to come to a realization that this could be that you don't do any events this year and it turned into. We only did five. And the whole thing. Last year was all god given you know where i was blessed with some abundance to a bill and still be able to work on the new mission and the new. Wow you know. I hear story after story of people that were women that were either in a job or career or even a business that they were doing. But they weren't having that fulfillment that you're talking about where you wake up every morning kind of with this on purpose passion that that goes beyond what we do right. I mean i really feel like as i have stepped into my most authentic self over the last couple of years. You don't wake up every morning thinking oh man you wake up every morning thinking oh god what do you got today. Like it's gonna be good and even when obstacles come and they do. It's a different feeling when you you don't even know really how to verbalize it because it's just a different it's kind of. It's just like the bible says it's a peace that surpasses understanding like even when stuff happens. You have this thing in the back of your mind in the pit of your gut like okay. We'll get through this problem. But this is exactly.
"optimists club" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"As talk of Mork coronavirus relief circulates again in Washington. I do believe we need more fiscal relief, and I think there's more work to be done. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin urging Congress to pass something in the lame duck session. Both he and the Fed chief telling the Senate Banking Committee Small businesses in particular remain at risk is covert cases Search and mu Shin says they can't wait two or three more months, suggesting $300 billion in grants be set aside by repurpose ng money he's been reclaiming from other Fed programs. This as a bipartisan group of lawmakers proposes a new covert relief bill. Both parties Both houses, an independent, all standing here talking about moving the country forward. This is an opportunity. Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, unveiling a $900 billion effort to bridge the gap between Democratic and Republican priorities in the House and Senate. The congressional leaders on either side continue to blame each other for lack of a deal so far. President elect Joe Biden is formally introducing his economic team at an event close to home in Delaware, including former Fed chief Janet Yellen to be the first female Treasury secretary. A CDC advisory panel meets this afternoon. Hear more about two vaccine candidates seeking FDA approval and to start recommending the first batch rollout thought has been that initial doses would be directed to frontline clinical workers produced batches of the candidate vaccine made by five series already being shipped and staged around the nation. Moderna on Monday formally asked the FDA for approval for their vaccine boxes. Evan Brown, the first FDA hearing on Pfizer's application is set for next week. America is listening to Fox News. This report is sponsored by Merrill. Staying connected continues with 1061 FM Talk amid record hospitalizations in a cove in 19 positivity rated 9.5%. At last report, DHHS will hold a press conference this afternoon yesterday, the urged anyone who traveled for Thanksgiving to get tested. Raleigh Police are investigating and overnight shooting, they say, a 17 year old boy was found shot just after 2 A.m. on Little John rode on the city's South East side. No arrest yet Ah suspects in custody after a Monday evening crime spree in Guilford County. It all started with a report of a woman acting suspicious at a gas station on groom Town Road at I 85 in Greensboro. She then ran to a nearby home where she allegedly stole a gun and vehicle Fox ate in the triad reports. The suspect took the car to another gas station of Allah Man's Church Road, where she held up the clerk and stole cigarettes from their peace accused of breaking into another home this time getting into a confrontation with the homeowner. Authorities say she shot him in the abdomen. Deputies then took her into custody. Applications are now being accepted for the Asheville Optimist Club, Santa Pal Mitch Evans explains. The process will run through 2 P.m. on Christmas Eve with parents or guardians needing.
"optimists club" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Uh, when when you're thinking about families, and here's where a problem is arisen here in the city is that there has been Ah, a lot of chatter about all of these families that said, we didn't get to go spring break. We waited till summer were taken off and everyone's going to Florida and coming back in Alabama and coming back. And they're saying that part of the younger numbers that are exploding are because of that travel Eso. Now let's say Well, okay, let's be a family. We've got to get away out of this town and do something as a family. Let's go north. Well, where you going to go? Because Chicago is like number one spot for Louisville folks to think what's go north. You're not going to Indy. Alright, you what's wrong with Indian? No Indies? Fine, but we've been the Indy four million times. I mean, it's just the great museums. They got kids museums because we're so good at basketball. We get to go all the time. I mean, you know S so you're not going to go to Indy. You're gonna go to Chicago and now you You can't go to Chicago. Nothing's open, meanest. It's there's no ball games. There's no museums, which is really cool. Chicago There's nothing to dio. And I think we're getting pretty close Tony to not having football at all. Officially, until at least the first of next year. You'll think I mean, I don't know. I keep making fun of these people are going. It's gonna happen. I talked somebody yesterday, So I was on a call with the CEO TV and they're going to be doing it and I was like, really, What was the What was the plan? Will there really determined? Well, that's not a plan. That's the optimist Club. That's not the realist. Close. That's not that's a wish. Well, they're determined. They said they're determined tohave football. Well, great. What's the plan? Well, we're going to buy some Y pie's not gonna work. Why Peas are going to do it now You're not going to play football in a mass guys will be passing out. No, no, you can't. And that visor thing is stupid. I mean, you gotta put another advisor at the bottom of the how they're gonna breathe. We're going to do that. I. There's on ly one ways. If you create a bubble, and you keep him keep the players in there like the MBA is doing. That's the only way you can do it. If you allow them to be college students, you're you're done. There's no possible way the definition of college student social distancing and being a college student, but you know, no kidding. Really. It'd be a great dance floor, wouldn't it? What? I'd love to see a picture of six feet apart. Dancing? No. Course I was the wallflower so it would have affected May I was safely off of it. So I was. Ah, a pretty good dancer. I'm sure you are. What was your favorite movie? The sprinkler. Well, I would do broken shopping cart. I would do a little of the mashed potato kick the feet out. Assad. What's the mashed potato Potato is a version of I got to show you Okay, I'll be at the garage later for the underdogs. I want to dance contest with one of my friends, girlfriends, they because they neither one of one of the dance, and I said we're going That's a swoop in man. Well, you know, whatever. So they so we want it with the pretzel? We did it. Oh, that's where you're all intertwined. Rye. That's your little you just kind of do. If you get the rhythm down, you could do a whole room. We were both kind of spinning together with our hands connected. What's a good song for the pretzel? Oh! Oh, Any disco. Any disco song is good, eh? How about Oh,.
"optimists club" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Love NPR reporters for their wonderful instantly recognizable names Lord Disc Garcia Navarro. Dina, Temple Ralston Charlene hunter-gault and Korva Coleman. If, we had a litter of kittens. We would name them after NPR. Reporters are Persian. CATS WOULD BE NITA ULABY and psoriasis hardy. Nelson are Bengal cat would be Lakshmi Singh and our American shorthair cat would be renamed on Dane. And our favorite cats. Of course, the ones closest to our hearts would be Ari. Shapiro and you can Gucci. Are In. Yuki. Curl up beside my wife and me every night as we fall asleep too familiar voices on the radio. Okay that was great. Way To take those names and turn them into literal cats, but it's true every time you hear a voice on NPR. You think okay, really born that way. Or do they go to the courthouse and change the name because? Sylvia Jolie. Reporting from. Reporting Right Okay, so you know you're you've moved from the law to. A different path to teaching your settled in Charlotte Adjusting Wales. You're listening to the voices of NPR. You, trust these voices that you listen to which kind of leads to. This idea of truth. That you explore to when your podcast. In fact, the next couple rates here are going to deal with. Truth Happiness and virtue okay. So what inspired this particular Esa more that deals with truth and humanities. I was interviewing Charlie Albertson, and if you know Charlie, he works at reward and he is a marketing executive. And he spends his day excavating and clarifying what a company wants to say their brand. And the questions he asks are really about. How people are moved emotionally encountering a product or service. And the questions really are absolutely similar to the same questions that the humanities ask as disciplined. What is it mean to be human? What is it that we respond to? How are we wired to make sense of our lives? And as a child of the liberal arts as a child of humanity's. That's what I thought about when I was inspired by Charlie. And that's what you wrote about so if you'll start right there. I'm a humanist. I studied humanities. The humanities asked the question. What does being human mean? It seeks the truth of being human. The humanities, history, philosophy, religion, language, literature, and the arts record. Our answers to that question answers that are always true in revealing something about ourselves. My love for the amenities was planted early in life as I listened to. My Dad tells stories of Nineteenth Century Jewish merchants who emigrated to the Amazon jungle? The Love was tended by public. School Teachers New York. Who Read T S? Eliot and Catholic nuns in Rio de Janeiro. Who Played The music of the Beatles on Acoustic Guitars? The, Love Flower in college as they read Fitzgerald and Bond Hoffer. The humanities ask why we are here. And what to make of pride and despair, the humanities glorify and challenge our earthly vanities as the skull of Poor York did for Hamlet. The humanities howl at. Headed hipsters who burn for ancient heavenly connections to the story dynamos of the night. And they give hope to skywalking heroes who fly into the depth of death stars. So mark that's a very poetic and his listening to that and thinking about all the people that you interviewed including people that are in business I wonder how many times during the day they had the chance to sit and reflect. On these kind of things, and and yet this podcast you do. kind of what you're. You're forcing them to do right I mean not forcing them, but you're sitting down and giving them. I guess the privilege to sit there and think about these broader questions while the privilege was mind certainly, but yes, I do think that in our hearts we all want to have these conversations we go about our lives and have to manage the challenges of the day and living in the twenty first century and paying our bills. But in our hearts at two o'clock in the morning we're staring at the ceiling. There's something more primal, an essential going on, and and my job was to do my best to express that poetically. Some mark we're GonNa get to some Some other ways that people can you know? Make sense out of the of their lives, but a Lotta Times people think about. How can it be happy you know? I can have a fulfilled life And Happiness hedonistic was happy to something else, and so you actually wrote an essay. About the well, happiness is a topic in a module in this course that I teach called the good life. But in this instance I was having a conversation with Geiger who is a leadership, organizational advisor and counselor. And consultant and we were talking about how she works with organizations to make sure that they operate more effectively and invariably happy employees came up for discussion. And so it was in that context that I wrote these words, key strategies for happiness include being inflow flow is absorption in one's work that is a perfect blend of challenge and skill. Creative insight is heightened and time flies by having more flowing. Our lives makes us happier. Another strategy for being happy is practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is being in the present moment. It is fully attending to what is happening both outside us, and within us we are alert to the sensations, our minds and bodies we become more mindful through conscious intention and movement, a third strategy for being happy as learned optimism, the idea of learned optimism is that we can cultivate resilience and empowerment. We can practice replacing negative self talk with positive thoughts and behaviors. We gain a greater internal sense that we can control events and outcomes. Like that mark being in the flow mouth on this and also. This idea of optimism being an optimist. Well I don't know if people say monopoly optimist club member for for many years, the first lounge creative, which is promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind so there you go. That's a good way store well. Okay now. You know you can't happiness. without having some meaning and purpose to your life right and you talk about this concept of virtue which are going to do a short read on before the break here that topic came up when you were interviewing carol hardest on a believe Todd Essay Life of care and virtue. Can you talk just briefly about what led you to? Include that in your essay through the discussion with her. Makara leads crisis assistance. Ministry which is an organization that provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis. and to spend time with.
"optimists club" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"The Santa Fe optimist club set out to find out they held a contest to name Santa fe's typical teenagers now this typical teenager contest was part of the Optimus promotion of youth appreciation week and it drew more than a hundred letters of nominations from adults and teenagers for the Santa fe's most typical teenager bill Myers he was the optimist club contest chairman said there was no effort to pick the most outstanding teenagers just the most typical ones N. who was sent a phase typical teenager well turns out that was one one first up Joe dirt a sixteen year old junior at Saint Michael's high school described as an even tempered snare drummer with a taste for outdoor sports and camping a fair to Midland great record but not standing record as a boy scout and a quick and easy smile the son of Mr Mrs Haraldr of ten thirty all to St Joe's outstanding efforts when the feel of scouting which you plan to enter professionally in nineteen fifty seven Joe made Eagle Scout with a string Ameriprise's up by one arm and down the other job work summers at his dad's office machine business and held on a part time job at the boys club earning money to achieve his next goal that's a used car our next to pickle teenager that's pretty brown eyed shies Sylvia a beta sixteen year old Loretto academy junior easily the busiest obscenities teens the daughter of police sergeant and Mrs Raymond abate of Douglas street Sylvia was a big sister for girls the in this was just seven months one older sister and a twelve year old brother mmhm so she spent most evenings babysitting in fact it was one of our clients who nominated her for the contest yes and so we had a substantial list of chores at home and she worked part time at a bakery and that red academy she took secretarial courses and plan to enter a ten business school next our typical teenager Patsy Lobato fifteen years old and a set of a high school sophomore her life was music she was an excellent pianist with the dream of the concert stage Patty practiced hours a day but still she had time for top grades babysitting painting swimming and Shakespeare she was known as a gal with a good sense of humor that's what it says here a bouncy disposition and a philosophical turned out he was a much for domestic chores but she left camping and fishing and sports of all kinds last but not least St Mike's junior can Karosa fifteen another busy teenager when he wasn't fiddling with the radio gadgets he was studying or playing clarinet or practicing dramatics working on a school annular playing basketball the son of Mr Mrs M. L. crosna east Sanofi Avenue you can plan to become a pharmacist and his good grades would help their active in church in handy around the house at school cancels a member of the thespians and played in the school band he also played Babe Ruth baseball one of you know tennis tournaments two and currently is working to earn an amateur ham radio license now each typical teenager was outstanding and one endeavor or another and all of them lead busy scholastic and socialize but other than that the four typical teenagers had a different family backgrounds interests and activities no in sponsoring the contest the Optimus contended that ninety five percent of today's teenagers were normal healthy active responsible persons and the four typical teenagers.
"optimists club" Discussed on WSB-AM
"December twenty first the first day of winter it's also the shortest day of the year good morning I'm Robert Wilensky live in that of USB twenty four hour news center with our top story this hour knew this hour we learned that the co founder and chairman of the board of Atlanta's Shepard center James Sheppard has passed away the shepherd center was founded back in the seventies and specializes in spinal cord and brain injury rehab along with medical research and is a top ten rehab hospital in the country again James Sheppard to the co founder of that operation has died well right now it is forty two degrees here on Peachtree street we're going up to a high of fifty three channel two action news meteorologist Brad Nitz has of line is most accurate and dependable forecast coming right up well many of you on the move today ahead of Christmas the centers are expected to arrive depart or connected Hartsfield Jackson International Airport the world's busiest this one tells channel two action news she's making the most of it hi good family bonding time around the country TSA says more than forty two million will go through security that's up nearly five percent from last year a hundred five million people will be driving that's up nearly four million people that's W. SP Cheryl Castro in hall county the sheriff and his deputies in the Christmas spirit imagine the whole county sheriff in what looks like a dozen of his deputies spreading through the aisles at Walmart sheriff's spokesman during both says with money raised by the optimist club and a list from the share of school resource officers they went coach shopping for thirty six elementary school kids and along the way picked up the Christmas spirit for free get there and then get there and everybody just kind of was in a good mood and a good spirit I I left there and I know most of our he's left there just feeling good it just put a smile on your face Veronica waters ninety five point five WSP local news every thirty minutes and when it breaks ninety five point five W. S. B.'s depend on it well the first family the trumps in Florida for Christmas and new years house speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet sent the two articles of impeachment to the Senate before leaving for the holiday break Pelosi inviting president trump to the house to deliver the state of the union address here's ABC's Jonathan Karl White House put out a statement saying simply the president has accepted the speaker's invitation meanwhile the top lawyer here at the White House spent the day preparing for the Senate trial visiting the Senate chamber I'm Jeannie do pre in Washington the date for the state of the union address would be February the fourth which is the day after the Iowa caucuses it also might be right in the middle of an impeachment trial involving president trump back in nineteen ninety nine Bill Clinton gave a state of the union during his Senate impeachment trial so it's been done before sports the celebration ball today at noon at Mercedes Benz stadium Alcorn state versus North Carolina a and T. WSB news time ten oh three traffic and weather next check back often for breaking news weather and traffic updates all weekend and all through the holidays on WSB and every recipe radio out next week at Atlanta's twenty news find out early each day if you can.
Vernon E. "Copy" Berg III Discuss Growing up Gay
"Been thirty years since I started interviewing LGBTQ trailblazers and allies for making can get history book. Not Everyone. I spoke with left a lasting impression. Some of the people I met with faded from memory and didn't come back to life until I listened to the old recordings recordings not so copy Berg in my post interview notes. I wrote quote. I was thoroughly charmed by copy. Actually I was smitten. I vividly remember sitting across from the handsome former navy. Man on a December afternoon in his artist's loft in New York. City's Soho neighborhood. We were warned by what must have been one of the few remaining wood-burning Stoves Manhattan copy was no stranger to be interviewed in the mid-nineteenth seventy he'd been the subject of fierce media scrutiny. That's because he was one of the first people to publicly challenge the military's ban on allowing homosexuals to serve copy was born Verney Berg the third in nineteen fifty one. He got his nickname because he was so much like his father. Navy chaplain Vernon Vernon Burge. Junior copy was the oldest of four a clean cut kid boy scout student body president of his high school member of the Optimist Club Bob and the junior chamber of Commerce he attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis where he sang in the choir and Glee Club. He was also gay in the the summer of Nineteen Seventy Five the Navy Investigative Service confronted copy about his sexual orientation copy admitted to having had homosexual relationships and offered to resign. But as you'll hear that was just the beginning of the story. I asked copy whether he had a sense when he was growing up but he was different In hindsight I now know that I had a lover when I was in high school at the time he was just my best friend and we were in boy scouts together and we did things at school together and we went everywhere together but that meant sharing a sleeping bag and having sex and at the time my impression of homosexuals was. They were somebody who wanted to be a woman across Dresser And so I knew that we we were having sex but to me it was just play new. You didn't talk about it but you didn't talk about sex at all so David and I had sacks lots of it for almost four years But at the same time I was still dating women I mean David and I would double date with women and dropped the girls off and go home and have sex and so that continue all through high school until my senior year and I got mononucleosis which knocked me out of school for six months and it sorta ended the relationship with David because because by the time I came back to school I was very focused on graduating getting to Annapolis and to do that I had to go off to military boot camp. That was when when you were in I graduated from high school. Nineteen sixty nine and then went to boot camp and sixty nine June of sixty nine while men were walking walking on the moon. I was in boot camp pretty hot political time. Oh yeah there was foment everywhere and you were you aware of what was going on on. Well yes and no I mean. I was living in a military environment. All my friends were military juniors Their parents were career military military people and I went off to Annapolis and yes. We read about peace demonstration in the newspaper and yes. She read about drugs in the newspaper but they were all still considered sittard fringe. Those were the days when we still believe that Richard Nixon was a great guy and he hadn't done anything wrong. There was no sense that the government was against us. The way we know now it was so you could still tell yourself that all right in the White House and And that the fringe groups were wrong when you aware that they were gay rights groups that were part of the fringe are that was no that was beyond my experience. My initial official experiences were mostly the military versus the peace demonstrators. When I was in the academy we were told which is completely against ends policy that we were not allowed to wear the uniforms off base in normal times like now you always appear in uniform whenever you're traveling and military functions or going someplace or even traveling overseas to duty assignments well those days? They didn't even allow us to go off the base in uniform because we were sub subject to violence and at the hands of Demonstrators to use a broad general title title Vietnam was very unpopular. And if you walked down the streets in uniform you were subject to abuse. Having been through that experience agreeance I then graduated from Annapolis and my first duty assignment was in Italy. I was with the NATO forces and I was a an assistant chief of staff device Admiral Turner on the six fleet staff for public relations. What off officers were you? I was an incident at the time I just graduated. Spent a year in the fleet and And that's when things broke How did how did that? How did well no no? I didn't plan on. Its distinction. I I make frequently as I didn't start this People accused me of being disruptive. None of us start these things. Somebody else does but once provoked I responded. How did it happen? How do we don't what was what were your circumstances that Nick? I was right right when I was in Italy. I was called in by the Naval Investigative Service Officer on board the ship. What they what was the base? Like June of Nineteen seventy-five June July and I didn't think anything of it because the guy was a friend of mine worked on other cases is with him involving other people and I thought he wanted to talk to me about one of my men and they said we're here to talk about your homosexuality. I said what homosexuality they said Mr Berg. We're not naive. There's nothing you can say. That will surprise us and they proceeded with what I call the good guy bad guy scenario. Good cop bad cop one. The Guy Screams at you and then he leaves the room and the guy says he's in a bad mood If you'll cooperate things get better. There was actually another person involved at the time. There was this civilian teaching English on board the ship and they had him in another room and Lawrence and I did have a relationship and they would go from room to room and say Mister Gibson has just said this do you deny it and then they would take what I said and go back to him and say Mr Burgas just said this. Do you deny it. So essentially the short form is I gave them a confession. I said that yes I was gay. I'd had sex with these people on these occasions and I guess I never answered the original question and that is why did all of its start. I ended up on a list. Somehow I don't don't know really how the Naval Investigative Service maintains that they had a confidential informant What he had found that was that you were in relationship with another man? No they didn't know that. Actually I went in thinking that I was guilty of that but it turned out that they have my name on a list with many many other names of people at the Naval Academy so it seems that the investigation somehow it started at Annapolis because is the the list that they had when they confronted me was professors and students and officers at Annapolis. Most of whom I didn't know no. They wanted to believe that I knew these people and that I was guilty of colluding with them to They still believe that all of us know each other and that is is is wonderful underground network and we all talk to each other and we all fuck And I was mortified as I'd never been confronted by that kind of tactic I mean now I can tell you a great deal about it because it's so thoroughly predictable but at the time I was pretty buffalo by it Predictable in what sense. But they all all the investigations take on the same characteristics and they always produce the same rationale in the same results On the sexual conspiracy right and the homosexuals enemy theory McCarthy started the whole thing when he said that they were homosexuals in the State Department and then he said they were homosexuals in the army and the whole federal establishment was put on the alert to find homosexuals in fair here at them out and prosecute them. Because at the time a McCarthy you could say a homosexual was a communist and equate the two and everybody believed it and and I think people fail to make the connection with McCarthy I mean most other things have been discredited out of that period but this attitude that the homosexual is an enemy has been maintained at any rate. The list had names of people that I'd heard of but I was so upset by The implication that I'd had sex with all these people I decided the only way to establish credibility in other words to be able to deny what was not true. True was to assert what was which was so I told him yes. I'm gay and I've had sex with these people And then denied the rest of it. What were you thinking about the your relationship with another man given that you were in the military knowing that the military knowing with military's views on this where do you think about it life? I guess I handled it the same way. I handled my relationship in high school. And that was the It wasn't something you talked about. We're very highly closeted closeted. But it wasn't something. I was ashamed of something I enjoyed. And I was happy in
"optimists club" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Hearing Thursday roads confronted judge Charles Cunningham do your job not the more about me as what I'm saying well I mean you were about to sell roads once a new attorney in during Thursday's hearing accused too little metro police detectives of framing him for the crimes the brothers grandmother then confronted the judge four years road to schedule to go to trial in April but that will likely be delayed Suzanne Duval news radio eight forty W. HA yeah it's seven thirty three it news radio eight forty WHAS were heading now to London Kentucky that's where vice president Mike pence is going to be later today hanging out with governor Bevin and eating fish the two will be joined by congressman how Rogers and other candidates on the Republican ticket participating in the fifth district rally in fish fry at the laurel London optimist club this afternoon the event is free and open to the public in comes just ahead of president trump's scheduled rally for the governor Rupp arena on Monday new numbers are out today on Americans views on the impeachment inquiry and president trump's job performance A. B. C.'s Karen Travers at the White House with the details of the poll from ABC news and The Washington Post a new poll from ABC news and The Washington Post finds Americans are essentially evenly split on the question of impeaching president trump and removing him from office forty nine percent of Americans say that should happen forty seven percent say it should not but there are warning signs for both the White House and house Democrats in this new poll fifty percent say they disapprove of the way the president's responded to the impeachment inquiry while fifty percent say they disapprove of how the Democrats in Congress have handled it overall Karen Travers ABC news the White House ISIS has released an audio message add knowledge in the death of Abu Bakar al Baghdadi and they'd named his replacement Abu rebar ham I'll Hashimi owl crew Shari the terror group also issuing a warning to the United States A. B. C.'s Ian panel with their comments the group threatening the United States some morning not to be too happy or arrogance insulting the U. S. as close the joke of the nation's saying Americans face is controlled by a stupid old man who goes to sync with one opinion what is it with another back in this country the homeland security department speeding up work on the border wall project in South Texas and environmental waivers been issued to help build sixty five miles of new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley.
"optimists club" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Technology to work for your retirement the big question is to use or not to use your smartphone right that's what we're exploring today but we're in is it to stay socially connected in retirement Rick how can technology help with that I think there's just an enormous amount of financial information out there there's enormous amount of information. days. look at all the things that follows in to social media about health and wellness and how to get skinny and how to get ripped and how to live longer and right is endless since that's probably why become we as a society become scammers of our smartphones because. there's so much information here even sure what to dig into and see you know so many things point us in so many different directions and so when you say the words socially connected I really think of you know what is the pulse of everything and I guess when we. we have a makes Bible references before there's Old Testament chapter call hagai a heck I was actually up in Old Testament profit and if you remember the stories from Sunday school you know the Israelites were slaves to their Egyptian masters and then ultimately Moses through god's influence was able to get his people free and then they one of the desert for forty years basically turning over a generation and then finally the promised land they got into the promised land they built the temple first and they build their homes and their living now and in Hey I was just really only two pages in the Bible when you read it he refers to and he was a prophet writes a large speaking for him he's the same you know the temples and ruins your living in your fine paneled homes and you make money only to put it into a purse with holes I mean that's what he said twenty five hundred years ago and where do we stand today here in the United States right we can't really account for money so nothing changed in twenty five hundred years as relates to finances so sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same and I'm I'm paraphrasing my good friend bill who said that I'm giving him credit here on on the radio but the reality is we're trying to find real relevance in this fast moving world fast moving economy fast moving technology so there are principles to daily wear and you know those are principals today that just have not changed right right definitely now what do I want you to do is tell us how you stay in touch with your own retirees that you work with by using social media so I would just say that we've done hundreds of workshops over the years of financial education workshops we have Barnett finish university which he. can go on our website and look at that we go out constantly and provide this information to people in churches schools unions organizations I mean we spoke to name it rotary lions club optimist club optometric association mended heart I mean there's this huge list of places that we've just gone out and talked and we never charge for it I've always felt compelled to go to teach in our church people not be not have any barriers to that education but the reality is now with technology and social media we continue not only through the radio here but through social media we have a Facebook page part of financial and tax we have an Instagram page we have a linked in page youravon of financial and tax on any one of those social media sites and the Lakers send you get connected you'll get our daily downloads of financial information and then you can choose to read it or not if the almost certain topics may be of interest and importance to you based on what's going on in your life currently or not but it's available to the skyline to those social media sites and I've asked her to like us if you read it like this like us and get our information on a daily basis Rick you have helped so many people over these past thirty years I mean gosh you have like two thousand families total but I I want to talk about the relationships that you've developed with those clients over time well I tell you this funny thing is is I'm going to weave Klein said Dr a claim owns an apple orchard right he every folly brings in this huge bag of apples an apple cider and we have clients we have a client that works with leader dogs and they come in and bring their dog and you know we just we have a great time we get cards letters cookies the relationship is mutual affection let's just put it that we were we care for all of our clients we sent a birthday cards if they're sick we send flowers if they lost level in return the funerals we just are part of their. I was in their part of ours and and to the degree that they desire you know we don't impose our self on our clients but it's a family office that's why we provide so many different.
"optimists club" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"I didn't know them so is that's not cool you know. are you serious. and we're. there is an aspect of the of of our human population that I didn't know that we would appeal to end its older liberal pokies. have a good time yeah they have free one at a good time you take Rhonda so yeah I think that's who was with me all right five one two eight three six zero five nine look like her here let's see here let's see Carlos Carlos good morning. good morning Tom Donnelly I love listening to you guys thanks you make certain in rush hour traffic so so much. so much since you can stand it listen to you guys. comedy coming in but we have coaches just a quick comment come and speak so optimist club he. and they said whenever you to place a home game. if during center next to thirty million dollars to the Austin economy I believe. yeah yeah I I I tell you it was just blew my mind it looks like if they look more like they were getting ready for a CL no no no I think ESPN's game day this is the S. P. and gave me this the game the broadcasting from that's why they were said nothing probably been set up all week well but I mean it it it's you Jim more than that I mean you could just kind of there was this kind of buzz in the air you know going to be in game day now that so they bring all the students out to come put put part of the broadcast it's a festival every morning yeah it was it it was cool to see it really was I just wish I could afford to go to one of the games. or you had time here's the other thing about going to UC ke and what you're about to say is a problem not just in college football but professional football it even worse in baseball yeah I think I know what you can well well first of all the the the prices as we talked about what what I was gonna say the the time the time commitment now if you're gonna go to UT game and I'm not saying don't go I'm not so I'm not it just it is what it is well it's a whole day it's all day it is and and so you have that's what you have to commit and it becomes a whole day commitment because part of it is finding parking and once you do find that parking and if you're lucky you have reserved parking may be and in one of the the the parking towers but still and you've experienced it getting out of the tower of the parking building after the game yeah there for a couple hours and someone with the percentages of people that go to the game that are really into the game you know and and Clements level like really into the game I mean there's nothing wrong with going just to be you know have some fun to be out the sunshine and not really watch the game drink beers and chase girls right right right that's that's what college is all about. yeah but but no no we're chamber a lot of it is is just be in there it is being there and and and were in the clothes yeah we're in the were the burnt orange and doing all that just kind of soaking up the atmosphere and that's fine man you're spending money you're paying eight ten Bucks for beer one US seven fifty one three thousand meat lovers are planning a massive barbecue party outside of vegans home. yeah vegan who sued her neighbors for grilling meat in their backyard is about to see her efforts go up in smoke a group of more than three thousand people are planning to hold a massive barbecue outside this meet haters Australian home this is in Perth yeah and a huge grill fast came together through a Facebook page called a committee barbecue it reads the don't let Cecilia destroyed the good Ole Ozzy tradition join us for a community barbecue to help sell your garden get some pork on her fork yeah the venison for October the nineteenth are this young lady she grabbed headlines earlier this week when she what she thought her latest law Faldo latest lawsuit against her neighbors for polluting the air with the smell of cooked meat it was our latest attempt to squash this family's love for barbecuing after previous lawsuits were tossed out of court five sorry to see you smile fee short to smell was featured silicon in ease vegan and she's fed up with the Meiji smells coming from all over the fence of her gear away in Holland hang on a second one do this right. warning snowflake.
"optimists club" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Protect their finances if you would like a detailed list of this course curriculum you can find it on the website you can even sign up for these just had other website be after the word a and T. dot com they were talking about how to put technology to work for your retirement the big question is to use or not to use your smartphone right that's what we're exploring today but we're in is it to stay socially connected in retirement Rick how can technology help with that I think there's just an enormous amount of financial information out there there's enormous amount of information how these days look at all the things that follows him to social media about health and wellness and how to get skinny and how to get ripped and how to live longer and right is endless since that's probably why become we as a society become scammers of our smartphones because there's so much information here even sure what to dig into in this you know so many things point us in so many different directions and so when you say the words socially connected I really think of you know what is the pulse of everything and I guess when we yeah I've I've makes Bible references before there's Old Testament chapter call hagai a heck I was actually a you know an Old Testament profit and if you remember the stories from Sunday school you know the yeah Israel lights were slaves to their Egyptian masters and then ultimately Moses through god's influence was able to get his people free and then they one of the desert for forty years basically turning over a generation and then finally the promised land they got into the promised land they built the temple first and they build their homes and their living now and in Hey I which is really only two pages in the Bible when you read it he refers to and he was a prophet writes a large speaking for him he's the same you know the temples and ruins your living in your fine paneled homes and you make money only to put it into a purse with holes I mean that's what he said twenty five hundred years ago and where do we stand today here in the United States right we can't really account for money so nothing changed in twenty five hundred years as relates to finances so sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same and I'm I'm paraphrasing my good friend bill who said that I'm giving him credit here on on the radio but the reality is we're trying to find real relevance in this fast moving world fast moving economy fast moving technology so there are principles to daily wear and you know all this there are principles today that just have not changed right right definitely now what do I want you to do is tell us how you stay in touch with your own retirees that you work with by using social media so I would just say that we've got hundreds of workshops over the years of financial education workshops we have Barnett finance university which she can go on our website and look at that we go out constantly and provide this information to people in churches schools unions organizations I mean we spoke to name it rotary lions club optimist club optometric association and mended heart I mean there's this huge list of places that we've just gone out and talked and we never charge for it I've always felt compelled to garden teacher not charge people not be not have any barriers to that education but the reality is now with technology and social media we continue not only through the radio here about through social media we have a Facebook page part of financial and tax we have an Instagram page we have a linked in page youravon of financial and tax on any one of those social media sites and the Lakers send you get connected you'll get our daily downloads of financial information and then you can choose to read it or not if the almost certain topics may be of interest and importance to you based on what's going on in your life currently or not but it's available to the skyline to those social media sites and I've asked her to like us if you read it like this like us and get our information on a daily basis Rick you have helped so many people over these past thirty years I mean gosh you have like two thousand families total but I I want to talk about the relationships that you've developed with those clients over time well I tell you this funny thing is is I'm going to weave clients drive a claim owns an apple orchard right he every folly brings in this huge bag of apples an apple cider and we have clients we have a client that works with leader dogs and they come in and bring their dog and you know we just we have a great time we get cards letters cookies the relationship is mutual affection let's just put it that we were we care for all of our clients we sent a birthday cards if they're sick we send flowers if they lost level in return the funerals we just are part of their I was in their part of ours and and to the degree that they desire you know we don't impose our self on our clients but it's a family office that's why we provide so many different.
"optimists club" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Your host and I'm talking with Kevin Manson from Lee country optimist club and joining us today in this segment is Gillian race who is a recent Erro head high school graduate who will be attending the university of Cincinnati this fall first of all congratulations on your graduation thank you I before we get to Gillian though she's gonna lab or a little bit on the script but let's have Kevin talk to us a little bit more about what that is exactly so Kevin explain the program that you want to implement throughout the Erro head feeder schools thank you I will there seven feeder schools and to the ahead high school and with this true Brooke great program it's going to be for the the first two quarters of of the of the academic year starting that this year and it's the the student in middle school that shows the most perseverance correct in any area it could be an academic or non academic okay so it doesn't have to just be in our behind on on math and they took it upon himself to study their math facts they brought their math grade up that would be an example another example could be let's say a student just doesn't is afraid to being picked on at at and at recess so didn't want to go outside at recess because we know bowling is a big it's very real thing unfortunately it's it's real and you know it and I can understand that kid feeling that way yeah so then you got to think of okay he's gonna either just not confronted or in and just keep hiding from it or find a way to make it happen so he could you know make sure that he's and close side of a teacher make sure that the teacher knows to keep an eye out talk to the teacher you know advocate for yourself so those are ways that they could win in that particular school so there seven schools and the winners of each school will win a twenty dollar visa card and they'll receive a plaque those seven winners then have a chance to win the grand prize of two hundred dollars and it's a visa card also nice I think a kid can figure out something to do with two hundred dollars those who middle school but they're there the product will be life with grit or without credit and they can present it in an essay form a speech a slide show song whatever way they want to do it the limit is five minutes and after it in that would be presented at an optimist club meeting all the members with Dan choose the the winner after that meeting is over so so someone's involved in sports they couldn't say comes in a basketball game and see the guts or the resiliency or the integrity or the tenacity or any of those other things we talked about it's got a do you have like grit it's got to be about the prompt the life with or without credit so yeah yeah you couldn't I suppose it could be through acted that are athletics but it's that we're not going to get the whole club go to middle school basketball game that way okay I can see a lot of people just killing two birds with one stone well see me playing a love basketball find yourself as a football player right yeah yeah yeah my daughter is a basketball player today all there you go there you go yeah come and see us in action you'll for sure see some grit I mean it's obvious to see it in a in a in a sports situation if much but it obviously shows itself in the area of academics as well you know we talk again about tenacity you know if if you're striving for four point no or you know striving for certain goal and you really need to stick to that in order to achieve that goal that you know that's an example of how you might be shown to NASA the in some way but we'll Gillian I'm sure your your situation is is what could be possibly similar to a number of other kids your age tell us about your success with developing grit and why you think it's so important so through my school years I have struggled with dyslexia and I never really liked to practice reading or it never really enjoyed wanting to you know really get better at it because it just kind of made me feel bad about myself in some ways and just really let down but throughout my school years I have definitely met some great teachers who have really helped me and taught me how to do you up and practice ways though at I can get better at reading and you know really understand why it is so important now and for the rest of my life sure yeah and so going through middle school and high school I really you know taken the time to set aside you know hours or maybe even like a just a few minutes where I can practice on my reading and practice on you know what I need to get done like homework and are studying for tests and I really think that I have band super successful now because I've been able to know what to do and know how to study now and know what reading techniques work for me which has been able to help me graduate from high school and now I will be going on to college and there is Cincinnati that is exciting yes and do you think you could have gotten to where you were without the help of the of a teacher or some adult coming along side you and helping you yeah I definitely not I mean my teachers there all of them there so kind and so sweet and you know they can support it yes and supportive and they really have all open their arms like to me and really helped me and gave me you know special techniques again and ways to really be successful which I really appreciate it I bet and I think if you reach out and you let it first of all I give you kudos for coming this far that's awesome but also for opening your mouth because of how many times have we heard about a student that's struggling and they don't tell anybody you know I think the first step like anything is just owning up to that I mean we all have something right you know we all have some challengers of adversity and first recognizing you know what I struggle with this I need to tell somebody so that somebody can help you because unless they know older I can be able to help you right yeah well thank you for sharing your story there I think it's great and congratulations on developing that skill that you will now be able to that helped you through high school as you said but no one will now help you as you enter college so that's wonderful thank you thank you for sharing your story yeah and she's you know she talked about the support that she had in mind I know there's great teachers out there but she doesn't give yourself enough credit where's she's the one that you know you can have support but she's one has to do it and she's the one that took the initiative to do it so our server and when we talked about having this show and if you know if you wanted to bring somebody in she was the first one I thought of so yeah and I'm glad she said yes to it because it is a little being on the radio yeah great job absolutely awesome job well we may have some opportunities for you to plug in some more as we go through the interview here but so the club is a community service organization as you explain in the mission statement Kevin I understand it's a new club at least in lake country and yes national organization that's been around for awhile so what are some of the community service events that the lake country optimist club has been involved with well with only a little over three years old there three years three months old but we did have it put on a chilly dinner for the heartland fire department now we supported the community preparing this event that was put on by the Hartland police and fire department of words supporting the lines disease awareness walk and run we adopted a highway for clean up and we will be in the Hartland parade so very good for fourth of July it's good it's going to be actually the Sunday so it's June thirtieth but it's for the fourth of July yeah yeah so you have a low a number of local events that you participate in which is awesome so my question would be then how are the funds raised you know you talked about a lot of programs and scholarships that you offer but the money has to come from somewhere right so yeah where does it come from we we actually had a broad freight Hartland Piggly wiggly and we also had a a fundraiser that covers help this sponsor rate at colder swear they we get a portion of their profits if we would clean tables and run mails out so okay we did that we're actually having a tracks right and it's it's index and we also have an are our biggest one is a fundraiser that's tied to the NFL were every week of the season you get a four teams and you have a chance to win now that's a big yeah if within our district that's a big one each and every year so you tell me about that when we met the first time we met finance fantasy football idea I've never been involved with anything like that but I know there are a lot of people that are that's your thing it is an opportunity for you to get involved so because you're relatively new you probably looking to add to your membership base right how can people learn more about the lake country optimist club and how can they get involved well the more members that we have the more that we can get more programs that we can provide for our youth so when they can visit us at Facebook like country optimist they can go on the website I've missed that org they can call me a four one four eight five two zero three four seven or K. Matson at K. W. dot com and I know that was a lot there but the the key thing is that the more people that we have it's not only going to be you know supporting our youth is number one but it's also going to make our community a better place to be sure yeah so yeah so lake lake country optimist club our Facebook it's probably a good place to start and that'll give dates and events that you have coming up that at any given time okay so you would mention that when someone wants to present do some kind of presentation that they do so at a meeting so how often and we're do you meet we need to actually we are chili dinner at the heartland fire department so they offered to the fire department to so that's what we need I am very good it's one time it's the third Wednesday of every month and it's one hour it's the meetings are long so it's not a big time commitment and it's it's it's a great facility and and the I can't stress this part enough though when you become if you know it without to miss everyone there is there such quality people are mean our members are just outstanding yeah hi integrity just great people to be around so if it's not only you know the camaraderie of the members but then you also have the service that you're doing also so it's fun wonderful well thank you Kevin for all you do and stuff and for starting the.
"optimists club" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Leaving a legacy what are some things you want to pass along to the next generation and again not just from a financial perspective but what about concepts what about values what about life lessons today we're gonna learn about a non profit that deals with some of these things that we want to pass along to our kids things that'll serve them well as they go through this adult in process and beyond actually things like serving others making a difference practicing optimism in developing grit and then we'll talk with a local camp that works on developing these things and other things with at risk kids who have some challenging life circumstances so today my first guest is Kevin Manson who is a local chapter president of the lake country optimist club welcome to the show Kevin thank you and thank you very much for having us this is a wonderful thing that the EA T. radio program does for for the community so thank you you're certainly welcome you are welcome what a great name for a club I mean who doesn't want to be part of something with optimistic in its title what was it about this club that interested you in and why did you decide to start a local chapter here in the lake country area well as a round about way I was a teacher for many years and during that the teaching process of of getting the most out of it kids I saw a need to teach grip and as time went on the the percentage of kids needing that correct was growing at a at a very large rate now there's plenty of kids out there that have tremendous grit and they're all good but they're still that segment that is needs more correct so I spent a lot of time doing that and is in there I saw success with it so instead of just reaching you know my class I wanted to expand it and get a lot more kids so I started a company called a building students trying to get funding with that and I was unsuccessful so I knew the optimist model was friends of the U. so I contacted their home office to join the optimist club in there wasn't one so the lake country or in the lake country area so two days later I started started the process and with the help of Verne Andrew and Diane but to second rose Schwartz which charted our club in March of this year wonderful well takes entrepreneurial people like yourself to get things started right you know we've got a step up in in him do something went instead of thinking somebody else is going to do it right yeah so developing great is a big part of the country optimist club but what what is the club's mission overall the club's mission is by providing hope in positive vision to the members of this club this club will bring out the best in our youth our members in our community so that's the overall mission statement for our optimist club it is an international organization and it started in nineteen eleven in buffalo New York international or national international international okay okay very large in the first started to help troubled boys and get him back you know get him on the right track right now the optimist club primarily is it supports the youth in that community it's also a customer service program but it's it's mainly its its function what we do in our community is going to help the youth in our community okay so helping the youth is the is the primary things are supporting the youth and I do and it's just we see a creed the optimist creed and I'm not gonna say it now but if you just Google optimist creed and just read that is maybe ten sentences you'll get a good idea of what our clubs about and you feel better about yourself after you read it to us okay why would have asked you to recite it but it's probably difficult hurts my memory but don't have a member okay well tell us then if the mission is to help the youth help help and support the youth that how do you accomplish that there's many programs that are if that are part of the act in this club one of them is an essay competition oratorical communication contest for the deaf and hard of hearing there's also non academic grants like golf basketball baseball now I'm there's the list goes on and on but the one thing that I do want to stress is that a while all these programs are available to every club we do have the unique ability to have what we want to do in our community so whatever the needs are in a certain community for whatever clicking of district there in our club there is area there in they can support whatever the needs are and in that community so so maybe an urban issue might be or an urban need might be different than a suburb in need correct yeah okay so it so what what we need so it might whole premise of starting this optimist club was to get a great program within within the schools that that I'm familiar with the rate right now in in my area so like country area in the lake country here yeah so that's totally country happens club kinda started but there's a whole bunch more that you know we want to do not just a great program and it's not just like my club for like the great program it's what we need as a community in the more members that we have to to get those programs out there the better so the service that our youth is going to be sure so now were you a teacher in the lake country area yes it is healthcare where did you teach at stone bring school okay all right and so it made sense then to start something out in the lake country area with the hopes of then replicating that another school districts correct we'll talk about that will that later but well I've heard great to find many ways but the one that I like best is actually an acronym that stands for Goths resilience integrity and tenacity I've also seen it good at listed as good riddance it's over I got it done and over now move on to the next thing right but I think the first acronym embodies a lot of what the optimist club is trying to share here so stay tuned we're going to hear how the lake country optimist club actually helps with this grid mission of cabins we will be right back my heart radio number.
"optimists club" Discussed on WJR 760
"Has been looking out after this and been a frequent critic of the of the prosecutor is on the other end of our line. He is McComb county Commissioner Leandro let who's been very concerned about where all this. Money's been going and liens with us this morning. Good morning. How are you? Good morning, Frank. I'm doing well. Thank you, very well. Thank you for joining us on short notice. The did you know this was coming? I did not know what's coming. I found out about just shortly ago. The rate of the office of the few weeks ago in that state police raided the prosecutor's office that downtown building this is new so so what what did you think of this though, ready is home? What is that? What does it say to you? What what was your reaction? Well, I think it says that the state police are doing a very thorough job and taking the concerns very seriously. I would be more concerned if we knew what we know about how these funds were spent in law enforcement wasn't taking it seriously. So I think we can be comforted that when this information had been uncovered and Ben reported that it's being taken seriously by state authorities and other authorities all right now, this is money that was taken in from from drug dealers in the lake right? Well, more drunk drivers. You know, when you get your car taking me when you're drunk driving pay nine dollars, you get back and the bulk of the money that was taken us from those circumstances. Yes. Drug cases amount to a certain percent as well. All right, but nine hundred grand that's a lot of glue. Glue in you know, why the issue of the prosecutor having full control over this money was not brought up before is still bit of mystery me, you know, it's supposed to be handed over to the county treasurer inappropriate by the county board under law, but instead of his own account setup where he is a served as old appropriate or in his own treasurer in his own accountant in deciding how to spend that money, and when did become we did come aware of this and the money was eventually rested in transferred into the county accounts. Vaki was a chance to review the how the money had been spent in the past. And as I review that I started noticing some very significant problems not just money handed out to charities if no law enforcement purpose of money is supposed to go to law enforcement. But instead he's writing checks out to habitat for humanity to churches in his area. See places like that with no contact with any long distance. But even worse you start to see sex into his alma mater, his high school, the only high school that got money for ads near yearbook that say, you know, go big reds or you see money at five thousand dollar check into the school that his kids go to for their students are support group. No other elementary school is getting this money. Just the one that his kids would go to injure start to see a pattern where this money is going to law enforcement on in fact, in many cases, it's being targeted directly to specific areas. Clinton township mount Clemens Qantas. Club optimists clubs all these various service organizations senior center, but no other places. Now, if I'm kinda defend myself against this. And I have this this series of checks that are coming into question. Here leon. My argument is gonna be they they all were for charitable perpetrator purposes. And and none of it really benefited me. So I'm I'm not using it for personal use. Therefore, I'm not guilty of anything. Well, there's two reasons that that's a little concerning number one. The money must go to law enforcement purposes. It's there's no law that says a elected official can decide what scenes they like to spend money on. Don't maybe money should go to attach your many. But not the purpose of these funds. They have to be appropriated through law. So there's a second these are for some organizations that may not benefit him as an individual taking his family to Disney might. But when you get to walk into your local kids elementary school with a five thousand dollar check out here in group, or when you're doing as your own private charity fund that giving it to you like instead of having the public benefit you'll feel inappropriate process that's concerned. But even bigger than answering. There are tens of thousands of dollars. It's not more. Will we have no idea how the money was spent because they were six written directly to credit cards. Individuals Tivat credit cards with no detailing of how that money was used. So we know now to that. And that's why there is a phrase Kadett distinct undertaking we initiated the border Christner's. But that does state police have essentially taken over to tell me amount of time. But I gotta ask you this question. Do you expect that there will be some criminal charges brought against the prosecutor at some point? I know that laws have been broken as to how the money should be handled extent of whether criminal charges John debt. I don't know. But I can tell you that the money was not spent as legally required. All right. More to come. We shall we feel keep watching the story as it unfolds. The latest development today and leeann thank you for the time this morning. Appreciate it, my friend. Thank you, very much McComb county Commissioner Leandro this guy, Gordon, I'm here with certified elder law. Attorney Glenn mannequin do people that have gone through a state planning tend to have a false sense of security. They may not realize that there could be a big surprise if you have to put mom and dad in long term care facility. Yes. And I think there are two sides law. There's an estate planning side. And there's an elder law side the elderlaw site actually deals with how are we going to protect your assets and make sure you have the best care possible. While you're here. How soon should we start considering contacting attorney? Everybody should at least have that discussion. Even early on. You know, when you're a younger person with young children to protect from a long-term care standpoint. The foundational plan you should get in places early as possible. So you don't have to worry about it down the line. How aware are the majority of families about the financial impact of this today underestimate with the financial impacts going to be or do they tend to be overestimating? No, they underestimate in in the cost of skilled nursing homes averages over eight thousand dollars per month. And when people come into the office, the three things that they always here out there are if I have a loved one in nursing home. I'm going to lose my home. I have to spend every dime. I before I can get help with governmental benefits for long term care or if I give away assets within five years of applying for governmental benefits, I'm disqualified and all of those things are false. So who are the family members that would most benefit from having? The specialize service that you can provide. So there are a couple of things a lot of times we're dealing with spouses. So if there a husband and wife in one of the spouses is going into the nursing home a lot of times, we're dealing with the spouse that's outside of the nursing home. But also, we're dealing with children over dealing with the sons and the daughters going back in his offices in McComb, Livingston and Oakland County..
"optimists club" Discussed on WJR 760
"Welcome back to anything is possible. I'm Jack Priscilla for Jim toman who was a Michigander of the year by the Detroit News in two thousand Jim. Last segment we're talking about seventy five thousand suicides last year. Two hundred five day eight and a half per hour. Is there? Hope what can we do to turn this around Jack we live in a negative climate these days this so much anger rage out there? You know, so much profiling so much prejudice. Everyone wants to be right. But not everyone wants to be kind. So I've rolled out a campaign now that I'm working all over the country to to instill it's called. I rather be kind. That'd be right. And being right is very subjective. It's just our opinions and it lasts a very short while but being kind can be forever and everyone can draw back and their lives. And I asked my audience is this they could draw back to people who had get done an act of kindness on their behalf to help change their lives. Like, we just talked about the man in Amsterdam. And there was my life was changed by an eighteen year old girl at a red Robin was the name of the camera could place and she came over. And she asked me, what would you like to drink? And I said I'll have a diet coke. And she said, I'm so sorry. We only have Pepsi products. And I said, gee, I really wanted a diet coke. But I I understand she looked at me. And she said do really want to diet coke. And I said that would be great. And she says let me see what I can do to make that happen. And I looked at her like, what are you talking about? And she said, well, there's a seven eleven across the street a run over and get your diet coke now. Eat out all over the world. Nobody has ever done that. And it was a June fifth seven years ago. And it was a humid day, and she comes running back in on her tray or to diet cokes. And I I did all the obligatory things I gave her a big tip. I gave her a hug I told her manager, but I left that day and drove away. And I thought if she at eighteen years old can go the extra mile the night get up every single day of my life and do something for someone to make a difference. There hasn't been one day from that moment until now that something hasn't appeared to me, then I can do. It's the same thing for all your listeners. If you have an actor kindness pay it forward if you want to be kinder pay it forward. The late. Great Ernie Harwell had one of his most famous sayings whenever you have a choice between being kind or right? Always choose kind. Okay. You've passed out hundreds of thousands of these little wrist bands. And they say happy people live outside themselves yet. So many of our young people. It's all about themself. How do I learn to live outside myself? You scored in small increments you start by doing acts of kindness, everyday simple. Acts of kindness. Not not, you know, Bill the hospital, or or, you know, do you know, go and do these magnanimous things sometimes is just the simplicity and you start and you build momentum. So now, it is seven years later since that girl at red, Robin, and it it's wrote for me, it's built into my psyche every day, and I continue to move this momentum forward, and then I belong to a lot of different groups. I wanna give a shout out to the Bloomfield hills optimist club, the do phenomenal things as a small group of people. There's thirty of them, and they do phenomenal things, and they have a Christmas wish program that serves, you know, five or ten thousand people. So you find groups that are out there doing the extra mile going and being kinder. And then you join them, and you're part of them and you build on them. And to do a shout out, my Jimmy's kids charity just turned thirty. It's it's in it's thirtieth year, and we serve over twenty five thousand kids annually, and I started with twenty two kids, and it's it's a labor of love for me to get to thirty years. And I still run it out of the corner of my living room. I have two thousand volunteers. So it's not bigger is better. It's what you do with your life. Or let's go to opiates. Okay. Seventy eight thousand drug related deaths last year in America, right? Heroin today is that it's all time strength. Then you go to Fenton, Fenton, all is a hundred times more powerful than heroin. Then you go to Carfax tunnel, which is one hundred times more powerful than Fenton. All cops have died. Jim just by touching the clothing of these kids who had car phantom. Oh. What do we do? I mean, you're given eulogies for one kid after another good kids. I've worked a lot in the drug subculture. I I used to work for Phoenix House and did a lot with heroin addicts. And I saw the progression of this over my forty year history of doing this work and the one conclusion I've come to understand is that we we want to we want to take the dealer off the street. We wanna take Nino the cartel. We wanna be able to, you know, pull down some of the the these pictures of who the suppliers are. But the key is each individual. If they get up every day, and they say they say to themselves. That's something important to do. Drugs are going to mess up my mind you immediately operate in resistance to the to the lure of of the drug subculture. And I believe in that. And I've watched it work over the years of people that committed to a new direction goal setting being able to look at their lives that has they have some meaning knowing that they have children or family that are important to them. You've got to find whatever your choices in terms of what's important to you. And then you got to focus on that end has opposed to focusing and getting up everyday who the thought in your mind, I'm going to get. Hi, I'm gonna to the feeling I'm gonna I'm gonna get outta this pain because we live in this culture. Now, Jack that be because it's so angry for all the listeners. I know all of you or most of you have watched the movie Ghostbusters underneath New York was that curdling of slime that kept, you know, bouncing up and down, and it made any was festered on the basis of our anger, and our all the rest of the things that we deal with every day, and we have to stop long enough to be able to look at what we can do every single day of our lives. To make a difference on this earth because we're in this together. I've met so many parents with two or three or four kits. Good parents Christ-centered parents and three of the kids are doing phenomenal. And then there's the product child sometimes daughter. How does that happen? I I did a lot of work in my early days at northern western and southwestern high schools, which were the toughest schools in the city at the time and northern especially. And there was you know, I would work with these groups of kids, and they always had you know, what you're just saying they add three good kids or they had one good kid or they had whatever. And then they had you know, a a a kid that you know, went off the rails. And it's interesting if we continue to believe in kids, and I've done this in my life. I believe in kids I look at kids with possibilities. I don't look at kids with necessarily. You know, what they've what they've done. I advocate in my class that used to you know, what northern that used to doodle all the time. And he was it wasn't you know, people's faces or characters or anything it was machinery. And and and so, and I had a friend of mine that worked for delta faucets. And I took some of this kid's drawings, and he was going to graduate with a D minus barely I took them to to this this guy at delta faucets. This kid now is the head of the head of the you know, the creative team for delta faucets years later that was thirty years ago. He's now the head of that. Because one person believed in him one person wanted to see his future better. I do that. With all kids. I never give up on a kid. I'm a fighter I keep fighting for kids issues. And if we don't give up on the kids. Because.
"optimists club" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"I have as my special guest west burying who is the host of the people's voice. Welcome to the program. Thank you. Well, I'm really excited to have you on the program in this is our second episode with you. So let's talk a little bit about what you are doing since you moved on from that entrepreneurial piece of your life. Or what was it like with the transition because you come off of many years of working working hard growing this into a sixty million dollar business? And then you change. Yeah. I didn't know that you didn't have to get up at seven o'clock. I didn't before. That for a long time. And that was that was interesting just the fact that I didn't have all that pressure on of what needed to be done next still get up early though. I know what I I don't I don't think I do. I get up at eight o'clock now great. So it's a whole different whole different world. But my wife is still up before. I am. Was it was it was it hard to transition. From being. You're always on the go, you got people and resources, and this was a global business. So you had so I mean, it wasn't just here. Local. It was global, you know, that's not necessarily easy to the some things. I was really surprised about having to go get gas in my car that was a new thing to do. I don't have anybody that you know, that I can call on to help me with things, you know, when I need done. You know, the breakfast doesn't just appear at work in the morning know, all those little things were a little. No, it was it was it really was a good experience for me. I had some really good people. I've known who've been retired for a long time. I have a friend of mine who's who's been retired for more years than he's worked. And I had been listening to them for several years prior to this. And I used to think that when you retired that you that you die the next week or something. They do. It's interesting. I I really thought that's the way it was, you know, and I never even gave it any consideration. But I did come to know a few people over the years. That that had retired are retired. And that retired very young and. That made a big difference for me because I was able to see that. It is something that you can do some that you can enjoy it can be just as fruitful and just as exciting as any other part of the light life, even more south, right? And it's good that you have that. Because you can kind of see the next steps ahead. Sometimes we can only see little bit the head. But have that perspective? It helps your mind orient early on to how things will change because I mean, I'm sure that's had an impact on your family too. Because suddenly sure well, everybody sees each other a lot more. Your voice and your wife, you know. So it's it's different for everybody. Well, I've always been a dog person. And I've always loved my dogs. German shepherd. I do not now. I wish I did. But we sometimes you have to compromise a family, you know, and we have a we have an English bulldog right now. And it's the most stubborn dog that I've ever had. And I've I've always had very well trained dogs. And always you'd think they want you want them to do when they would do it. Right. And this guy he he knows what you want. But he doesn't want the same thing. You know? So it's it's I'm having a real pleasurable time playing with my dog baby. Yeah. We got him as a puppy. And and that was that was really probably our fault that he's a stubborn puppy school. No, I had taken. I I really do know how to but talk about that bed. This guy knows how to train people. So he's he's really got things run run. And just the way up to the word bulldog. I never really knew what all that meant. You know, I get up. I make breakfast for him. You know? So via the way round. I'm having a very very very good time really enjoying myself with this time, you had some time to write this book yet big things have small beginnings. Did you do that right away? When you retired. I didn't do it right away. But I did it probably probably about a year after or maybe a little bit less. But yeah, I I did it early on. But you know, I can stain just as busy. Yeah. Different thing. Yeah. Just a mix. Right. And then I started the the radio show that I'm doing what did you talk a little bit about that. It's called the people's voice. Yeah. And it it what what is it about? Well, I wanted to why radio did you decide to do this in the first place? Well, I've always been told that I have a face for radio. So I thought that I capitalize on that end. TV to his all these clips on. So here here's what what what happened. I was thinking about what I would want to see in a in a program or here in a program. And I really wanted to I'm tired of hearing the polarization of reporting and news and topics, and if you turn on the radio or the television or the radio reopen the paper, it's either all this or it's all that. There's none of this and that anymore, and it's very frustrating. And I think a lot of people. I thought I thought people always say that they want people to handle the issues and talk about them. Without? That's the problem. Do they really is that what they really want? That's what they say they want. But do they want it? Everybody says they want they want the traffic to go nice and smooth and everything but everybody slows down to watch the accident. You know? So you know, I thought it'd be worth trying anyways. And we're doing it. We try to disagree without being disagreeable. Yeah. Love that. So we my my sons have heard me say that many times over the years, but nonetheless, we try to have someone who's going to represent a more left leaning view on an issue and someone with the more right leaning view on an issue, and we have people calling in and we try to get through it. And so what I did was I'm fortunate because I have a lot of friends from different points of view, and I have friends they're still your friend in the really important and they've been friends forever. So. Diverse group of friends allow me to pull on someone that people that I have relationships with friends and still talk with them about difficult things. And let's let's what did she share some of the topics because these are difficult subjects wanted to share some of the things that you've covered in the past few months. Well, during the the the recent election, we talked a lot about whether or not marijuana should be legalized or whether it shouldn't be legalized, and we had people from both sides of that issue. And again, I belong to a lot of organizations and it belonged to him over the years. And I had a good associated mine who represent who is working for the organization that represented the anti. Marijuana. And I had a good friend of mine that was representing the pro, you know, so I called them. Both had them come on the show at different times. It was very interesting, and it was all over with. We're still friends. They're still friends, and I don't think you would have found that many other places and a lot of that has to do with some of the groups I belong to like rotary clubs optimist clubs, and I'm also very active in in the Masons, and the Masons are fraternal paternity. And they don't talk about you know, religion or politics in the meetings. But they talk about it afterwards, maybe or having coffee with each other. So I developed lots of long-term relationships with men who I knew for who they were who they what they they espouse, right? Gave me an opportunity to get different points of view in a more rational way. What was it that? Like, why did you like you could've picked a lot of different things to talk about on radio. What was it about? This is where these issues that have always been important to you. Well, I wanted them to issues there that caused controversy. Okay. You want to just go right for it. Right. Immigration, this issue about a wall or not a wall marijuana marrow. So we take controversial issues. We take the sort of things that are hard to talk about. And they are they're really hard very country apart, right? And especially after forty years in business. You would never have seen. You know, what side of the political spectrum? I was on or on any issue because it just isn't good business to engage in that. And so I thought you know, I think it's time for. Handling of issues like that, but handling of them in respectful ways. Now, sometimes we get off track a little bit. And we have some people who call in get a little more excited than they should. But we try to bring it back to that. And we try to start the show or in the show with something that everybody agrees about. The the most recent show we did start with a discussion about that. The the politicians are are being too polarizing rather than training to resolve the issue. Right. And I've really come to the conclusion that not all, but a lot of politicians are are interested in solving problems that don't exist or coming up with solutions that don't work for problems that do exist because they don't really seem to wanna make the problem. Go away. They seem to just want to have something to campaign on into into to drum up, and that's got to change at some point. At least a little bit. I mean, it's it's also part of our of our of our country's heritage that we don't want government that's to efficient. We don't want to find ourselves driven into a situation where you were you have the totalitarian of the majority. People don't always understand what that means. They said, well, what do you mean? You don't want the totalitarian the majority you what the majority to what? But what if the majority decides bald guy shouldn't get to eat? You know, that's not good. I wouldn't like that. So you have to be careful because they're the clamor isn't always the right answer. And that's why the wheels of our country do move slowly, but they need to still move, and we need to talk and discuss and be mature about it, absolutely important. And I can tell you like I did listen to a few samples because I wanted to be prepared for today's interview. And I have to tell you my heart was like a little tight listening because I was like, I hope. This is I can handle this because I get very filled with things -iety when I hear people fight. And I are here name calling or see it in the media. I can't take that that is unprofessional. It's not kind. It's not it's not carrying towards your fellow man or woman. I don't I can't deal with it. And it was just so at least for the I listen to different samples. I was like, wow. They're having a discussion. This is great. I really liked that during the during the cabinet appointment. We were able to talk through that issue. And we didn't always agree. And we we were able to discuss it and respect each other's viewpoints. And some people can't even do that in their own house. And you know, I mean. When when my kids were little we'd want them to argue pro and con on the same issue. So you know, one day it was my wife is from Hong Kong. So one day. It was the pros of chopsticks over forks and the next day. It would have to be forks over chaps. Just for fun to understand that they have to be able to articulate both sides of issue in order to understand it helps you understand other people and other situations. And I remember in the book, you had mentioned that in high school you in forensics that you would practice with both pro and the con was like because you need to do that. When you're I mean, you can't argue unless you really know the other side, right? It the best negotiators. So you must have been amazing. Because of that skill and I don't they don't even have friends in high school. Do they think they I think they do?.
"optimists club" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"We told you a man hunt is now underway in Semin. County and officials say they're looking for a white Honda Accord in connection to a triple homicide. This is in chew Liotta. We brought it to you. As breaking news on Orlando's news at noon sheriff Dennis Lima said three people two men one woman found dead inside of a home on Sultan circle. Deputies went to the home to do a well dish check just after nine this morning and discovered those bodies a spokesman said the deaths are considered suspicious. We know exercise is good for us. But it turns out we don't really know why researchers at advent health a part of the largest federally funded study to figure it all out better understand the why and the how exercise promotes all these great health benefits. Dr Brett goodpastor tells me they wanna get down to the molecular level when you all sorts of substances are released into the bloodstream. We don't know what all these molecules are. So what they're going to do is take all different kinds of volunteers and had them exercise for twelve weeks. We'll do more aerobics others will do more weight training measurements and samples will be taken before. And after exercise and then analyze we will be measuring. Things that we don't even know exist. Perhaps Dr goodpastor says they can identify some of those molecules jeans and other pathways that exercise is affecting. They can navy developed non-exercise therapy or treatments for certain diseases or conditions. Gene Wexler, News ninety six point five WDBO, the bring communities still grieving over this week's mass shooting at a Bank last night. A prayer service was held to remember the five women killed the twenty one year old suspected shooter remains in the highlands county jail on no bond, and we heard from governor Rhonda Santa's today following the resignation of Florida secretary of state micro tell Ronda Santa's picked former Seminole county elections supervisor Mike or tell to be secretary of state before taking office in January. He says it's unfortunate or tell had to resign. After controversial pictures emerged at him dressed in a black face Halloween costume. But at the same time, I've got to have it administration. That's going to be focused on what matters to Floridians. And I don't wanna get Meyer. Fired into kind of site controversies. And so I felt it was best to just, you know, accept the resignation and move on. We've reached out to tell for his side of the story. Hombre caputo. You can see pictures right now in the news ninety six point five WDBO app. Lot of things happening in central Florida this weekend, of course, including the Pro Bowl in Daytona Beach of the Rolex twenty four going on at the International Speedway. Among the many things. There is one great free event. That's happening. We're going to have over fifty law enforcement vehicles out there for for display as well as the owners of it can and older cars that they fixed up and wanna show that's Karl Reagan with the Oviedo winter springs optimist club who puts on an event the event in conjunction with the winter springs and Oviedo police department, and it's not just police cars houses in games and all kinds of fun things plus food. We're gonna have a police canine demonstrations emergency response vehicles swat. A police helicopter and a lot more. It happens at the Oviedo mall from ten to four tomorrow. Also, if you're looking to get out and enjoy the cool weather this weekend. The Florida national scenic trail is officially a bit longer today. The Florida trail association cut the ribbon on a brand new section of the trail at lake Lizzie conservation area of Osceola county. Four five at news ninety six point five WDBO, huge savings on new and.
"optimists club" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Taylor. The next time your cell phone rings. And you don't recognize the number may not want to pick it up. Here's our consumer where Clark Howard. According to a new report from Ohio, which is an app that people use to try to get rid of spam. Phone calls. The number of spam. Phone calls is up sixty percent year over year, just a hideous number eight billion robocalls made just in the last ninety days and one of the things that so upsetting is now the robo callers are having the calls. Spooked appearing to be from a phone in your own area code often just grabbing numbers at random. And you think somebody's actually behind those robo calls. If you call that number. They have nothing to do with it. No this regardless of what area codes calling you. If you don't recognize the number if it's not somebody in your contacts, don't answer it if it's important. Enough. They'll leave a voicemail for you. And then you can call them back more from Clark Howard tonight at eight Orlando. Resale stores are seeing a surge in people ready to sell their belongings. Thanks to a popular Netflix show. She's the pint-sized cleaning fairy known as Mari condo. Tidying-up show on net. Flicks is a huge hit inspiring families to give up the things that no longer spark joy. And I've asked him. So are you cleaning out new year new you and a lot of them have told me? Well, we watched the Marie condo show on Netflix. So we decided to go ahead and take the plan to do it. So I love it. It's great Jerry Melico runs. The close mentor resale shop out springs and tells me you can cash in just by cleaning out your closet, designer handbags are very good sellers. Very good, clothing and good conditions jewelry, and you get paid cash on the spot. I agree with the whole concept that, you know, a simpler life makes it simpler mindset, and I'll tell you. I think that's very helpful for everyone. Samantha Jordan, news ninety six point five WDBO, lots of stuff going on this weekend in central Florida, including this one is free. We're doing the fourteenth annual cops in cars show for kids. That's a regular with the Oviedo winter springs optimist club who puts on the event in conjunction with the winter springs and Oviedo police departments are going to have over fifty law enforcement vehicles out there as well as the owners of and older cars that they want to show. Not just police cars were talking emergency response vehicle swat, even a police helicopter and bounce houses and games and all kinds of. Food police canine demonstrations, which are pretty incredible. If you've never seen one cops and Kars for Kids happens from ten to four tomorrow at the Oviedo mall, and if you'd like to enter your car in the show yet there before nine Tony Marino. News ninety six point five WDBO,.