36 Burst results for "Ramon"
A highlight from Fright Night Part 2
"And welcome back to cinema vino. My name is Todd Wofford. I'm here with Travis Budd. Is it? Yahoy. Is your name Todd Wofford? It's what I've changed it to. Fearless vampire killer. I just did not look like a Raoul when I was born, so I went ahead and changed it to something You sound like one. I do. People tell me that. I mean, now I'm going gray. I look like a Raoul. Raoul. Perhaps a Ramon. You should go back to Copperhead. Yeah. We really need that. I was very upset that nobody else, that I manufactured that nickname for you and nobody else took off with it. And if I was a relief pitcher, that would definitely be my name right now. Only if you were on the Diamondbacks. Exactly. Todd Wofford was bitten twice in rapid succession by a Copperhead back in 2014. 2008. 2008. Yep. I figured if I said a date, you'd fix him. Sean had to excuse himself for a second to go clap at a cat. Ooh, he brought back some pussy. And that's not a dirty matter. He took it back out of the room. It's always bad when you have to clap back at a cat. So yeah. What the hell are we talking about? We're talking about... Sorry, I had a cat trying to attack your backpack. And that happens every now and then. There's some... Find a dollar. So we are drinking Foxglove Cabernet. This is the second label for the Varner Vineyards in California. Second labels are often done by premium wineries to basically offer their product or their handiwork at a lesser price. So good wine. It's a good way to find value wines. So it's like if I want to offer a better product at a discounted price because I have like too much of it. Too much of it. Or maybe you have some land, some property that's not quite premium. And they don't want to devalue their label that they keep at the higher price. So they sell it at a lower price for a different label that's different. A second label. Yeah. But if we know about it, how does that matter? Well, I think to know about it, you kind of have to know what you're looking for. They rarely advertise that. Yeah. It's not like they're publicly being like, we're making a second label. Yeah. So it's like Chateau Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild in France. They have their Bordeaux. First growth Bordeaux from them is $1 ,500, $2 ,000. The Petit Bordeaux that they do, it's their second label. It's about 200 bucks. So you can get a Rothschild wine for a fraction of the price. But you just have to know what you're looking at and where to find it. I would just simply do that every time. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, if you're looking for good good buys, yeah, this is the way to do it is know what wines, what good wineries have second labels. So it's like Paul Hobbes winery, top notch winemaker. His second label is called Crossbarn. So if you know what to find, then. But then there's some other ones that source their grapes like Goldschmidt. They source premium grapes from other wineries and blend them into cheaper wines, basically. Can I see that bottle? I was playing with the cap. So if this bottle was not a second label, how much would it go for compared to what you got it for? Ballpark. Ballpark. So they priced us about 20 bucks. And I think that's a pretty reasonable price for it. If it was the name of the foreigner vineyards who do like the boutique wines, it would be a lot more. I mean, their wines retail for 100, 200 bucks a bottle. So 13 .4.
Fresh "Ramon" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Friday, the New York Times reported that about Israel a had Hamas been warned attack very similar to the one that took place on October 7th, a year ago. ABC News Chief Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reports. The Times says one Israeli analyst tried to raise a red flag on the report just three months before the attacks. An analyst for the Israeli agency intelligence warning, it's a plan designed to start a war, adding not just a raid on a village, her warning dismissed. A ceasefire holding for a week as more of the kidnapped hostages were released and more Palestinians detained by Israel were freed in exchange. Among the kidnapped, now free, Ramon cursed. Her cousin, Shani Siegel, says she was at first we were ecstatic. But the joy or we laugh a few minutes because then you realize she was released without her husband. As of Friday, more than 100 hostages have been let go. ABC's Tom Sufi Burrage in Tel Aviv has more on who remains in Gaza. A lot of the women and children held by Hamas have now been released. We're getting to that point where the negotiations would have had to have turned potentially to Israeli soldiers being held hostage, Israeli men. Those are, and it's horrible to talk about human beings like in this, but the eyes of Hamas, they are more valuable
Capstone's Jared Asch Welcomes CCTA Executive Director Tim Haile
"Welcome to the Capstone Conversation. I'm your host, Jared Ash. I'm joined by Tim Hale, the head of the Contra Costa Transit Authority, otherwise known as CCTA. And today we're going to be talking about the future of transportation. We won't solve all your transit problems today, especially the commute down Ignacio Valley Road, but we're going to look at where transportation is going. Well, yeah, thank you, Jared. And first, appreciate you having me on the podcast. This is a lot of fun. Yeah. And like I said, I'm Tim Hale or like Jared said, I'm Tim Hale, the executive director Contra Costa Transportation Authority. And I got to make sure I get that right because it can get kind of confusing because we have we have a transit operator called Central Contra Costa Transit Authority. And we laugh about this all the time because there's always confusion. Like I get emails from the from that I'll be representative of triple CTA and then the other GM will get emails from two CTA. So we always refer to ourselves as triple CTA and two CTA. But anyways, you should start. What is your what is CTA? Right. Let's get to a basic thing. What is your jurisdiction? What is your responsibility? Yeah, no, I think. Yeah. So Contra Costa Transportation Authority is actually a voter approved agency here in Contra Costa County. So we were created by a half percent, which is one half of one percent sales tax here in Contra Costa County. So we got we were created in 1988 with the first measure, which was measure C, and now we closed out that measure. And I'm happy to say that we delivered all of our commitments as part of that measure. And then there was a renewal of that in 2004 called Measure J, which is our current measure that we're currently operating off of. And that measure generates about two point seven billion dollars over the life of the measure. So it's a twenty five year measure. It sunsets in twenty thirty four. And what we do is we use those sales tax dollars to fund programs. For example, if you live in the La Miranda area or the San Ramon Danville area, we provide funding for all the school bus programs in those sub regions. We also have provide funding for transit, local transit operators here in Contra Costa County. We also provide funding for educational programs like street smarts, and that's an assembly program where we go into all two hundred and sixty schools in Contra Costa County and teach kids how to walk safely and ride their bike safely across roads and intersections. And then we also build large capital projects. And so a lot of people think the work that's being done in Contra Costa County is usually Caltrans, which is the Department of Transportation here in California. But but all the improvements that you've seen, major capital improvements you've seen, like, for example, the fourth board, the Caldecott Tunnel, the modernization of Highway 4 all the way out to Brentwood. That was a one point two billion dollar investment using Measure J funds and Measure C funds. And then all the improvements you've seen on 680, the express lanes, the widenings, the intersection improvements, and so we also provide 18 percent of our revenues go to local jurisdictions for roadway paving to fix potholes, to fix intersections, fix roadways. And over the last 10 years, CTA has leveraged about one point four billion dollars in local sales tax revenue to build five point six billion dollars of total transportation improvements in Contra Costa County. And so that's really important because in order to attract additional state and federal funds into Contra Costa County, we have to have this local revenue source to be able to do that. Because most of the state and federal funding is competitive and that requires us to have bring money to the table to be able to attract those dollars in the Contra Costa County. So it's really critical as we look towards the future that we have these local revenues to continue to build and improve the transportation system here in Contra Costa
What Makes One City Better Than Another? Broker Ed Del Beccaro Weighs In
"From a broker's perspective, what makes one city better than another? Talk specifically about that approval process. Let's talk about that. First, we should talk about regional. So my workforce, we use what we call the phrase 360 commute shed. So depending upon the kind of tenant, so the original migration of tenants in the 80s and early 90s was from San Francisco to the greater East Bay. That's why you saw all the buildings built in San Ramon, Pleasanton, 680 Coroner, places like that. And one reason they moved is their workforce was there. So they followed the workforce in that case. So it wasn't that they didn't like San Francisco. So that's Chevron. That was Wells Fargo. That was B of A, Metropolitan Life Insurance, all the big users in that area. So they actually followed the workforce. And one reason why you follow your workforce, there's studies that if you have a one way commute of over an hour and 10 minutes or an hour and a half one way, you're going to lose 40 to 50 percent of your workforce. Therefore, I might love San Francisco or might love downtown L .A., but I have to go where I think I can get my workforce. And where's my workforce of the future? So first of all, it's a regional decision before it's a city decision. So even if I locate in a city as central as Walnut Creek, I might have some of my workforce coming from Fairfield, Benicia, Richmond, Oakland, South San Francisco and Tri -Valley. So what then? So therefore, the first question is, where is my workforce? Where is my future workforce? To answer the second question of where is my future workforce? I have a salary range that I can afford as a company. And the current insurance and banks are usually in the 60 to 130 thousand range. You then work that backwards. And if I hire somebody for one hundred thousand, one hundred twenty thousand, will that person be able to pay rent or buy a house in a given region? If they can't, if their average rental, if the average apartment rents are forty thousand a year, if the average mortgage is five thousand a year, five thousand a month, rather, then I have to move further afield. So that's why you see companies now leaving the inner bay, going to Sacramento and Austin region. Then within a region, once a decision is made that I can, my current workforce is in a given region, let's say East Bay. Then let's say the second thing is I know that I can afford my workforce over the next 10 years to live there and pay them the market rates. Then what city do I go to within a sub region? There, every city is the best when you ask the cities, but then we make decisions based on location to transportation, locations relative to interchanges, locations relative to barred mass transit. Because again, if I have people coming in from 360 degrees, 20 miles, let's say to 40 miles away from any given point, if I'm in Fairfield, how do I get to East County? If I'm in Fairfield, how do I get to San Ramon? If I'm in Tracy, how do I get to Walnut Creek? Or if I'm in Fremont, how do I get to Walnut Creek? So then we tried to centrally locate where most of those workers are. And then within that region, what cities have the better approval process? Because the new kinds of tenants that are coming into the region are not the back office tenants. That was pretty simple build out. Cubes, called them Dilbert Farms. That's what you saw the original migration wave. Now we have laboratories, we have more involved IT, more involved investment in infrastructure and more complicated uses. So then the question is, if we're going to grow and expand, what city next to a transportation central can best accommodate our strategy of expansion and with approvals? And then second, what's the business environment? Some cities, unfortunately, in our area have raised their business payroll tax to extraordinarily high. They're in effect, some companies won't go there. You go next door.
A highlight from 112: Part 2: More Mexican Mafia with Ramon Mundo Mendoza
"Hey, Mundo, real quick right there before we get into it, just because I'm curious, how did you set it up to where they were caught? In other words, how did you set it up to deflect as much suspicion away from yourself? Was it a setup? Was it like, were they tailing one of the guys and that's what led them to it? How did they set it up to where these guys got interdicted at the robbery? I gave the task force the information about them looking to do a takeover bank robbery and that I had given them the game and I had told them how to do it. In fact, I'm the one that suggested, rather than rob a teller, that they take over the bank. They were going to put surveillance on every player, on every member, and I advised them not to do that. I advised them to surveil Stoney's house. Stoney was one of the guys. He said, surveil his house because that's going to be the staging area in San Pedro. So if you surveil everybody, what's going to happen is you increase the probability of getting made, your tails. So just surveil Stoney's house and you'll see that that will be the staging area and you will know when the time is there. And sure enough, like a script being written for them, they later told me when they saw the cars arrive, a couple of cars arrived with some of the players, and when they arrived, their whole demeanor was complete, you know, instead of being laughing and joking, whatever, they had their game faces on. They were very serious and they entered, they said, oh, oh, keep an eye, let's keep a close eye. So they enter the house and when they exited, they all come out and you could tell they've got, what do you call it, duffel bags. They have, their clothing is buttoned up and they're up to something. So now they've got, I think it was a helicopter and they have some of the units doing parallel surveillance. And then when they saw where they ended up, ultimately they activated, well, robbery homicide took over and that's how they kept in touch. And later they told me after it happened. And so the shootout ensued with two of the suspects engaged in a shootout. One was killed, the other one was wounded and two of them surrendered. So that's how it happened. That's how I... What did the police use, though, as their reason for why they were there? I mean, were they following up? I mean, how did they explain it away? Because you just don't show up. Was it part of a standard surveillance thing? What I'm saying is what was the police, what was the police story to keep suspicion away from you? I don't remember, but I know that it did deflect for me and they didn't know me. They didn't know that the information they received was from the task force. The task force guys had their robbery homicide contact and said, look, we're following these guys. You know, this is going to take place here. The guys on the actual operation had no... That's what I'm saying. The task force was the cut out. They had no idea you even existed. All it was, they were operating on a tip. No, yes, yes, you're absolutely right. And so and the task force guys didn't even want to be part of the takedown because they wanted to keep themselves clandestine. You know, in other words, the information I would give them, they would feed to the locals. The locals would do the, you know, the arrest, the enforcement, and then they would just be back, you know. It's that's referred to as the Chinese wall where you're protecting your source where the information originally started. Yeah. So it's nothing, but it's just what we call it. OK, so here's the day. The day that I get out and I'm suspecting I got two guys, I got a 45 and a 9 millimeter, you know, one on each side of me, like that's going to make a difference. If I'm going to get whacked, I'm going to get whacked. OK, it doesn't matter how many guns I have. But it made me feel comfortable like a teddy bear. And so when I and as I'm arriving at Joe Morgan's sister's house, I'm thinking, wait a minute, if these guys are going to whack me, they're not going to whack me at Joe's sister's house. You know, so what do you what are you concerned about? Just drive up park, act natural like you always do and and let's see where this is going to go. And so I went, I get off, I knock on the door, his sister answers. She tells me, go to the back, go to the back, knock. His wife, Jody, answers the door, gives me a hug. I come in. He's watching TV. We're talking, talking business. And then that's when he produced the photograph of our Bill Bonds woman's husband. He's Bob Mrazek. He was a dope dealer. And and he was the husband of our Bill Bonds woman who was going through a divorce, so she wanted him killed so she could inherit everything.
A highlight from How Melania Luisa Marte Became a Word Weaver
"Milania Luisa Marte is a weaver of worlds and of words. In her new book of poetry, Plantains and Our Becoming, she tackles everything from self -love to colonialism. Milania and I talk about centering blackness in her identity and in her writing, and the very first poem she ever wrote that got her in a lot of trouble. Milania, congratulations on this book being out in the world. Thank you. Since so much of your work deals with diaspora and displacement, I want to begin with your parents' story. Tell me about how it is that your mom and dad met. My parents met through an aunt of mine, my tia Leslie. She lived in Santo Domingo in the Capitol, and my mom ended up moving to the Capitol when she was like 18 or 19, I believe. She was just helping my aunt out by cleaning the house and like running errands and things. And one day my father called his brother, my tio Ramon, who was married to my tia Leslie, and my mom ended up picking up the phone. And he kind of was like, oh, like kind of like falling in love with her boys and like her wit. So he ended up flying to Santo Domingo to meet her and they started dating. I believe six months later, they ended up getting married. My father was already living in the United States. He had an auto shop and he was a mechanic. He also was a teacher and he taught mechanic in English, French and Spanish. And so he kind of already had a career in New York. And so he wanted to bring my mother. This is how, you know, my immigration story comes about. Do you think your mom understood what she was giving up by moving to the United States? Oh, she completely did. I mean, she talks about it all the time. She tells me she's like, you know, because now I'm a mother and I chose to have my child in the Dominican Republic. But that's with the knowledge that he would gain dual citizenship and that he would be both a citizen of the Dominican Republic because by birth, but he would also by my access in my American passport, he would gain his own American birth certificate and passport. Now as a mother, I understand the importance of doing what's best for your children. And my mother definitely made it clear to us that although we love traveling, we would go to the Dominican Republic every summer. She would remind us that I know you love it here, but just remember that you have a better quality of life in the United States. millennia, you were seven years old the last time you saw your dad? Yeah. Did you have time to process that he was dying? Or did it come as a surprise? Yeah, so he passed away in a drunken accident. So we literally spoke to him the day before, I believe. And then my mom got a call. And then we had to go to the Dominican... At this point, he's living in the Dominican Republic and we had to just go to the Dominican Republic for the funeral. It was very like out of nowhere. And I literally, I have this vivid memory as a kid where we're on the plane on the way to the Dominican Republic. And I'm excited because I'm like, we're going to my grandma's house. We're spending the summer. And at one point where I'm like sitting on the plane, I have this vivid memory. My brother's like, what are you stupid? Bobby just died. And then the student hit me and I was just like, oh my God. And I had this moment where I'm like crying. And so for many years, I had a hard time kind of talking about it. And I've kind of gotten to a space where I think, especially through therapy, therapy helps guys go to therapy. I've gotten to a space where I've been able to use language and use poetry to kind of explore that and also heal that. I still feel his presence. I still feel parts of him in me. And so I try to honor that. I love that, especially as I think about you trying to piece together the sense of being and belonging. When did you start writing? So interestingly enough, my first poem, I plagiarized my first poem. My first poem was a copycat poem from my cousin, Maciel. My mom had sent me to the Dominican Republic when I was like five or six. And my cousin Maciel loved writing poetry and she used to write her little lover. She had a little boyfriend. She was like 12 or 13. She had like a little boyfriend and I wanted to be just like her. I was like obsessed with her. I thought she was so beautiful. She is still so beautiful. She has this long wavy hair and her skin just glistens and she always like wore like really clear lip gloss. And I was like, I want to be just like her. And she wrote a poem about wanting to kiss her boyfriend under the mango tree at my grandma's house. And I was like, oh, that's a really great poem. And I tried to like copy her poem. And then when I got back home to New York, my journal was full of like these poems about kissing boys under mango trees. And my mom was like shook. My mom was like, what were you doing all summer? And she was like, I'm calling your grandma. And she was just like, no, that's how I got my first start writing poetry. And then I just kept writing all of high school into college and I ended up dropping out of college to pursue poetry and to just pursue my writing. And now we're here. Wait, that is a big choice. Yeah. I just, well, when I was depressed, I didn't really know. I knew writing was my thing. I knew that's what I wanted to do, but I didn't really know how to navigate academia in a way that would benefit me in terms of poetry. And so I was just like, I'm going to take a break. So I ended up moving here to Dallas where my mom was living at the time and joining the Dallas Poetry Slam. And I didn't really understand slam poetry because it's like the performance side of poetry, but with their help and with the community's help, I was able to really become a contender in the slam poetry community and ended up competing at Women of the World. I also competed at the Individual World Poetry Slam and made final stage on all of them. And I also competed with the team and it really just put some fire under me to understand that this really can be a career. Like you can tour with your poetry, you can write books, you can do amazing things. And so I just kept really at it for like, I would say like five years, really five years of like hustle. Granted, I had been writing my whole life, so I already had kind of like this, this body of work. How are you sustaining yourself while you're on this poetry hustle? Oh, working gigs, I would do performances, I would teach, I was also a teaching artist at the time, maybe getting paid 50 bucks a poetry show, you know. And then when I stepped into kind of doing conferences and I got a booking agent for college shows, that changed the game because then it's like, okay, well, I can budget now because I'm getting maybe, you know, $3 ,000 here, $5 ,000 here. So it's like, okay, now this is more sustainable. And then really my big break came in 2020 when I did, I wrote a commercial for McDonald's and that, that gave me the financial aspect that I needed to really be able to sit down and just write. It gave me the freedom, the financial freedom to be like, you can take yourself seriously now because the money matches. What's up everybody. I'm Steve R. Lewis, a licensed psychotherapist and host of How to Talk to High Achievers About Anything. I'm excited to share big news. How to Talk to High Achievers About Anything is back. This time I'll be joined by a very special person, someone whose name you know very well. Hi everybody. I'm Julayka Lantigua, founder of LWC Studios. Welcome Julayka. I'm so excited. And by the way, I'll be taking notes, so many notes. As always on the show, we get to hear stories from black and brown folks who are out there doing great and amazing things. Then I do my thing of offering some feedback and strategies to help us navigate personal and professional challenges. Together, we'll figure out how to achieve on our own terms. Subscribe to or follow How to Talk to High Achievers About Anything everywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts. On Twitter and Instagram, you can follow the show at Talk to Achievers. I want to give our listeners a sense of your poetry. Would you read Immigrant Math Problem for me? Of course. Immigrant Math Problem. If I give mama 5 ,000 pesos and mama gives 3 ,000 pesos to Tío for groceries and gas and Tío gives 1 ,000 pesos to la comadera for food, 500 pesos to el pompeador for gas and 500 pesos to his son. El la comadera gives 200 pesos to her daughter for motoconcho fair to ride to school. And el pompeador gives 300 pesos to his wife for breakfast and dinner ingredients. And mama leaves 2 ,000 pesos for a small emergency and keeps X amount of pesos in some nook and cranny that she calls a bank. And the bank is her home because she says the real bank that's owned by the government is unsafe. And at least in her home, she keeps the money buried right next to her loaded gun. And how much more money do you think we will collectively need to erase the centuries of disenfranchisement that plagues us? Mommy and mama have always taught me money is like a waterfall for people like us. It must trickle down or else some of us will drown of thirst. I want a math problem that will teach me to make enough to save us all. I once heard it said that there's universality in specifics and that is such a specific poem. And yet it captures the sense of how many of our families came here because they wanted to be able to send something back and they wanted that abundance to be shared. I love that what you're landing on is this question of, does it have to be this way? Do we accept the math as we have been taught it or do we reimagine the calculus? Yeah, you know, that's something that's really beautiful, what you just said. And I'm actually thinking about I'm tearing up thinking about that because so my mother is moving. She she's on a flight right now as we speak. So I think it's just the beauty in timing. My mother is finally retiring from this country and she's moving back, but she's moving back to a whole new world because she came to this country. I mean, she was able to buy land. She was able to rebuild my grandmother's home from a wooden cabin into a really a grand home, you know, and she's so excited now after so many years, 40 plus years, 30 something plus years, she's able to do so much more, you know, and have so much more over there. And so I think when we talk about these things, we also like it's like we have to pat ourselves on the back. The immigrant experience is sometimes filled with so much turmoil and just exhaustion. And sometimes it does feel burdensome, you know, to have the weight of your family, especially if you're one of the only ones who was able to make it out of the country and into, you know, more prosperous country. But I also, what does that look like in 40 years? What does that look like in 50 years? What does that look like in 100 years? And so oftentimes I think about how, you know, as things become more expensive here, that means that folks are sending less money back home. And what does that do for the infrastructure of countries who depend on a dollar being sent over, you know, how that impacts them? And oftentimes it creates more crime. It creates more difficulties. And so it's just really important for us to reimagine, like you said, reimagine what that can be.
A highlight from 112: Part 1: More Mexican Mafia with Ramon Mundo Mendoza
"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playwrights, dududettes, everybody in between, welcome to episode 112, 112 of the latest attempt to silence Murph and Morgan. As I said before, we will not go quietly into the night. We are back again. And Murph, this is a historic one. Put this on your calendars. It's historic because this is the first time we've had a two -timer, first time we've brought somebody back. And think about that, 112 episodes, there's a lot of people out there. And one of the reasons we're bringing this guy back is because of a lot of the comments we got, a lot of the interest that was shown and wanting to hear more about the story. So we decided to do that. So we decided to bring Ramon Mundo Mendoza from, he was a Mexican Mafia, you know, from Mexican Mafia Hitman, you know, from Alter Boy to Mexican Mafia Hitman was the title of his book. And, you know, this is our first, like I said, we decided to bring him back actually fairly quickly after we did the interview, after we ran into him at the Southern California gang conference. It was. So his first episode was 103, which was mid -June. And the comments we got, I mean, we got a ton of comments from listeners asking, hey, this was fantastic. It's great to take an inside view of the bad guys, especially a very violent organization like the Mexican Mafia. And you guys are asking us to bring him back on for more information. And Mundo was very gracious about it. He worked us into his schedule. I'm not going to tell you anything about where he was. He didn't tell us and we don't ask things like that because he still fears for his life. But it did look like he was in a motel room doing this. So he was I don't know if he's in hiding or what he was doing, but, you know, he's having to live incognito, which I can't imagine is a lot of fun, but certainly was gracious enough to come back on and tell us more stories. And you know what? They're just as scary as it's the first ones. And some of the things he tells us on this one were a little surprising about how the cops were handling him and letting him run. It's almost you know, you wonder how and the other reason you're seeing two folks, we're not going to do small town police blotter. We made a decision. Look, when we talk about stuff like this, like when we did Natasha Hertzig, you know, or some other folks, there's nothing funny about this stuff. So we're not we're not we don't want to make light of it. So we are not going to do small town police blotter for this one because this is some serious stuff. But we get into talking about two additional murders he did while he was working with law enforcement, how he had to cut a deal for that to testify against some other people, went back, did his time, you know, and you know, and we talk about a lot of the issues about, you know, hey, what can we do to intervene in this stuff? Where is that point to where we can intervene with kids, keep them out of this gang life? We talk about a lot of stuff going on. And just to be just to be blunt, it's not like we're the type of guys that are going to say, hey, we'll fly out. Let's meet for dinner. Mundo, let's go hang around and pal around. There's a professional respect simply because of what he used to do and what we used to do. We understand why he's doing what he's doing now.
"ramon" Discussed on My First Million
"You'll find it but you see the ramp behind ramon. So he's got the all the products behind you so the company's called alpha pa. That's your thing so we're gonna talk about a couple of different things. I thought it'd be fun. Have you on your substitute teacher for sam and like any substitute teacher. The class was has more fun when the sub comes in. so so. that's what we're going to do. I think we're going to talk about a couple of things. I wanna talk to you about kind of buying and selling buying businesses rather than starting businesses. So how you do it and we'll go through some examples maybe of what's out there and then we'll jump back we'll dig into kind of like your story. So how the heck you got started. But i want to give the people and myself really kind of a crash course on this process of buying businesses. Because i was amazed when you told me you bought this business for three hundred thousand and did you buy this off of flipper or quiet light. Would you had to bind this. Yeah i bought this honest similar broker like quite lights. They're not around anymore but it was similar. Broker flip. But it's it's martha broker when you bought it. Sort of like what. The heck like who does that. I didn't even know anybody who does like off these random websites like i can see you buying something for a few thousand dollars. Three hundred grand. I thought was a lot. And i was like dog. Ramps what the heck and you had told me then that you're like yeah. The businesses doing good and the person really wasn't doing any marketing they didn't run any facebook ads. I think was the case so you just saw like a clear growth lover so break it down. Why do you do this and then how do you do this. Buying businesses thing for me personally. I think it's also like what your personal preference. Which skill set some people really get going from. Zero to one are really builders. Others are really good at going from one to ten. And those are you know scales. I'm not really good at building. I'm better at scaling. And so i like to buy versus belts because it gives you a lot more speed at gives you history and data and it's similar like real states where i try to find crappy houses that you need to fix up but in a good up and coming neighborhood if that makes sense so good market yes good markets. There's a market fits you know if this house was amazing you would be able to rent this out for two three four times more than occurrence owner does. It's the same with with website. So i look for websites. Have a good product. Mix product fits has history. Doesn't have to be going really well. I'm not looking for websites that are overly optimized so i tend to not by websites from other internet marketers because they already did all the things that i probably would do for it. So it's not really room for crowd. Who is the person like. What was the business like. We bought the dog rampant. Describe kind of what you saw. What made you decide. Yeah i'm gonna buy this one it solve a real problem. I wasn't aware that this is actually a problem. I have a dog. that pit bull..
"ramon" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Ramon do during the break, and he's throwing out the first pitch at the bats game tonight. How about that? Warm up if you haven't done it for a while, they'll rotator cuff gets a bit stiff. The old Rotary Club. Hey, stick around Great White front man, Mitch Malloy and guitar. Great Pete Thorn joining the show after the news Right now, let's find out what our money is doing. Its the Bloomberg money minute, Right here on news radio 8 40 W H A s This is a Bloomberg money minute. A lot of the stuff people have delivered, including groceries arrive at the same day and in a bag, not exactly UPS territory, but it's buying in a platform that manages those types of deliveries. UPS says Rohde will continue doing what it does, which is connect sellers with gig workers who deliver oversized packages and perishable goods. Rohde says it has 200,000 verified operators who delivered more than 20,000 zip codes. UPS announced yesterday that is hiring 100,000 workers for the holidays and in a sign of how eager or desperate it is. The company also says many will hear back within 30 minutes of applying and also there will be more and larger bonuses this year. Shipping bottlenecks and other supply challenges have driven up costs for US producers. Inflation at the wholesale level has jumped in the past year by nearly 8.5% biggest increase on record. Wall Street started the day with gains so much for that down, losing a half percent S and P 500 down a quarter percent. NASDAQ Down fractionally. I'm Andrew wrote Bloomberg Radio. Hey, if you're one of the many parents thinking about home schooling your students this year, you need to take a long look at Acela's Power.
Growth Hacking Success With NFT Technologies CEO Mario Nawfal
"Just start with growth hacking. Now in your definition. Mario break it down for fire nation. What is growth hacking. So i made all my money and e com. And then i got into crypto. Twenty seventeen washer a consulting firm doing really well partnered and often and i do a lot of investments. So that's a brief brief overview down twenty seventeen one of my business bond. What's his name. His kill stylus. He starts telling me about girls hockey. 'cause he was applying it to my personal biden enter my businesses and the things that he did by tension that same year join kovin always in turkey and covert hit. And the lockdown started so rented a villa in fiftieth on the beach in turkey. Twelve bedrooms and i started hiring all the best girls. Hackers around the world from bob to kill to cohen christiana. All these peop- growth hackers with no now brought them all under one roof all of them and we decided building the things they did have been insane. My business is one of the north equity stuff to eight figures as capital is doing high seven figures. We go packers businesses during really. Well now what is talking. I'm hyping it up like crazy. Everyone talks about facebook marketing jail. The everyone talks about google marketing. Everyone talks about influence. Marketing affiliate marketing. But no one talks about gross hacking. And that's essentially daming algorithms. It's it we've talked about clubhouse early. I'll give you examples. That's the best way to think about it. Your business and non-business examples we've talked about clubhouse earlier now everyone knows in kaas you have to get people moderators that have a lot of followers to comp as the moderator to invite them up because they have a lot of followers it will ping follows not technically. That's growth hack. It very simple growth hack but it is a gross hike. Growth is take a step further. Okay when does it ping follows if we take him up or so had to flee thanked him up bring them back down and takes them up again doping their followers again. Every time you bring them up that was in the early days clubhouse solid do that every fifteen minutes in my room never had a room lesson. Two thousand two thousand people never below thousand. It was the biggest daily ramon clubhouse seven days a week. that's the growth. Hack
Jets Assistant Coach Greg Knapp, 58, Dead Following Tragic Bicycling Accident
"Greg Knapp has died. The 58 year old coach had been in critical condition since the weekend after a single car accident, which he was hit while riding his bike in San Ramon, California outside Oakland. Police say neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor. The drivers cooperating with the investigation over his 23 years in the NFL. Greg Knapp has coach for 77 different teams NFL issuing a
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"I got a chance to learn more from you and feel you right. So and it's there's a lot of course they'll put all this stuff in the show notes. But i guess like where can they find you to quit. I guess where were you. More assessable More most accessible linked in now Okay absolutely linked in. I'm is. I'm a lot more accessible on their actually control. That completely by myself instagram. I have people have helped. People helped me deal with the instagram facebook stuff. Yeah slash us too much too much shiny object. There you go yet. We think alike man. So you know so definitely. I'm i'm with the real the real connection i really gonna meet be some meaningful and linked is it is remind my name only dan but You could definitely check out. Check out what i do on instagram. abba music page entertainment. Page motivation. Speaking page and motivated king mo. T. i v. a ted king k. Two is i n g want to be different so at motivated king king has to us And then we also have the nonprofit instagram and facebook which is motivated. King has one. I in it but motivated king inc ross could alpha. We've make sure my team does a really good job of doing the hyperlinked tagging and so we we'll make sure that we we get that too but We also have you. Have you got involved with a texting. We have a texan community. I did a partnership with that. That influence our app saying that. Do we tell me this. And he has what. You're actually texting my team union. So okay it's not done by automation. I actually have actually paid for staff that actually response and they bring me. Though i've thing were to have it is a tag. They tag me on it. And no not tag me that. I have 'em inside of it. But they ping it an opinion. And i'll i'll respond check out. You gotta let me eight four three three nine six to one zero four. It's been flashing screen but okay. Yeah that's just texas chris. Ross or texas they have a lot of keywords. Ping's me so and i go in there..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"Always ask these questions. It will take you anywhere anywhere from around ten years even understand where you are right man. You understand it because it's been a 'cause every time you think you guess i'm figured out nope something new there that pops up she got learn..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"So my dad would never knew his day and see. That's the thing i ever knew that. But that but see here's appoint him not having a father him kind of not understanding it and maybe as not being exposed or could have been you know. Different era differ generation. But i think now everything's accessible. You can go on youtube and learn how to freak in change of frigging battery of a car. I don't know that it was taking. But what i'm saying is now everything's accessible. There's information not that. I don't understand here's the thing i'm gonna say something really messed up. But i don't understand if you live in american you're born in america like you might be born in a poor property or poor situation but that's your choice and stayed there then is your choice so you know what i totally agree with. You know people people get come at me all the time with his use that i get that debate so much but yet yeah understand what. You still have an option. You still have a choice. We have been. I studied about learned about planning on visiting places where people don't have much choice. Yes i understand that. And i get it. The i ended up not enough in my disabilities you might not trying to be disrespectful to individuals that are dealt with up hands. Use my language it is like but at some point you need to say enough's enough exactly. That's my point is like no no no if you had the opportunity which america which is the land of opportunity do like. There's there's help for you if you really want to find it like what you said if you help yourself. There's going to be some help for you. Just gotta find it so with that being said i'm totally would you. I'm oh i totally believe exactly what you believe you know. There's nobody gave me anything. Nobody is meeting every day. I gotta get up every morning..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"And i don't ever pay myself what i earned from all these other investments and all the other businesses. What i do is my. Cpa investment team sends me an email at nine o'clock every morning this report saying how much liquid cash you got on board to invest. And then they bring in another team sends me a couple of ideas of investments. And i get it up there so and but i've never spend my mom never spent earned income never that earned income builds businesses. That's awesome so that's a. That's a whole different way of thinking right. So it's like. I had to learn that way of thinking and be exposed to it. Who will who woke you up about the investment. Saad enough see looking because obviously you went broke. That's a pain point but it's not about just going broke survival. You got one move survival. That's only move. But who kinda like all right kinda showed you a little bit. More light a wilbur. That maybe it could have been a lot of different types of sources for. Yeah i was gonna say. I can't in particularly pinpoint one but definitely several situations in particular one that stands out the most my son being born I knew at that point. Like oh i can't just be selfish and say yellow and go out to the club and bought out of control for no reason to do too easy decision to make you know why that allows you to avoid what you need to be doing absolutely absolutely absolutely so you know i. I decided at that point like okay. I can't keep running from responsibility Because now this guy has to be here. So i gotta figure this out and You know so that was one pivoting..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"He's awesome. he's he turned. he's. I've only known him for probably around like six months. But i felt like known him for like. I don't know we were raised together or something. It's it's weird but he's just you know he's in a row like i call tell he's from north carolina. You're wrong carolina. I'm from south carolina. But i drove. You're listening to this man drums and a house up me drums route and i was. I was asked come speak at his event and i loved. That's my favorite thing to do. Is what more actually in person. I love in person because i read energy with today. I i miss it bro. I miss her a really. I've really that lights me on. Fire lights me on fire. Because i love love pouring into individuals and pouring into a crowd because it recycles back into me hours and like how do you are able to speak for an hour and a half and i'm like one wanna long-winded cinema gun Love to tell stories. I don't really like. I like to paint the picture and shared vision and i'm not just speaking to one individual or speaking to an audience. I'm pushing a lot of buttons right me being very attentional and pushing all these buttons you are learn how to speak. I learned how to speak not by speakers. I learned to speak of watching comedy. Okay like stand up comedy my whole okay. So what they do. Is they anchor in frame their bits right so they're stages when they go on stage They dropped they have different cereal. But they're very intentional ball. What's happening with the crowd when they say a joke..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"What is up ladies and gentlemen welcome back to another episode of the women effect show presented by windex. I'm your host chris. Ross if you're new to us a welcome aboard really exciting blessed to have you here for the first time. Today's episode. i'm going to be sharing with. You is a special one especially right after father's day even after all the alka leads and all the awards and all the things that this guy has done. He's most proud to be a father which speaks volumes. And how multifaceted ramon barker is today. We're about to take you on a journey of his life and how he was able to make that difficult transition to becoming a successful entrepreneur after making a pro football. If you're ready to be inspired we come to the right place before we keep this thing up a couple of notches. If you would like to let us know what you thought about. Today's conversation please feel free. We welcome any feedback and love to share with all the special guests that we have on the show..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"Welcome to the show ramon. i'm. I'm really excited here chris. Thank you man elated. It'd be you have no idea. It's a blessed man. I wake up every morning. You know focusing myself. I am now going into the dame preparing myself getting you know. Always called light bulletproof. You know throughout the day. And then i walked in bam get punched in the face entrepreneurship here. We are. but it's it's all good man but you've got to put yourself in that type of situation but you can go down the list of your bio but i'm not gonna board listeners for it as good as only better coming from the horse's mouth right so i guess before we kind of go and start navigating through some areas of opportunity and picking your brain like wh. How do you describe yourself. The people don't know who you are. I consider myself 'one-stop-shop shop. What i'm saying so basically you know it's like i feel like offer so many opportunities to be impactful and as long as you are intentional about everything you do whether it's just being smiling just you never know how many people don't get out in the morning or day so whatever interaction. I have with people. I just do my best to be intentional win. Whatever value bring to that conversation..
"ramon" Discussed on The Win-Win Effect
"What is up ladies and gentlemen welcome back to another episode of the women effect show presented by windex studios. I'm your host chris. Ross if you're new to us a welcome aboard really exciting. Blessed the happy here for the first time. Today's episode i'm going to be sharing with. You is a special one especially right. After father's day even after all the calculates and all the awards and all the things that this guy has done he's most proud to be a father which speaks volumes and multifaceted. Our guests for today remain. Barbara's today we're about to take you on a journey of his life and how he was able to make that difficult transition to becoming a successful entrepreneur after making it a pro football. If you're ready to be inspired we come to the right place before we keep this thing up. A couple of notches. If you lie to let us know what you thought about. Today's conversation please feel free. We welcome any feedback and love to share with all this special guest. We have on the show..
Laureano HR, Nifty Catch in Return, Streaking A’s Top Angels
"The athletics have a six game winning streak after Ramon Laureano homered and made a Homer robbing catch in his return from the injured list highlighting an eight four win over the angels Laureano had missed seventeen games with a strained right hip he timed his jump perfectly to reach over the fence and catch Justin Upton's fly ball in the fourth half inning before going deep manager Bob Melvin says Laureano didn't show any rust you've come back and you're off for a while and you know little uncertainty when you know you haven't had too many bad sin and then you go out there make a play like that you know Homer so I think he's he feels pretty comfortable that also singled twice in a six run sixth and finished three for four with an RBI Shohei Ohtani homered for the second straight day giving him nineteen on the season for the angels I'm Dave very
"ramon" Discussed on Red Blonde Fox
"How. I on ramon strokes mom of charges owner all to this day ask and then. I was refugees. Teach take.
Belarus Plane Diversion: How It Happened
"It was last sunday morning. In athens apple passengers are waiting for ryan ryanair flight to vilnius lithuania and among them was the twenty six year-old blocker roman prosser vetch and his twenty three year. Old girlfriend sofia paika. They were almost on the plane when he noticed that there is a man who might have followed him and who tried to take pictures of his documents and he immediately texted his friends. All mia hobart overpass. Oval doesn't but those kind of translated into english remain had written. Ll telling his friend. It seemed the security services. Were following me at the apple and even tried to photograph my comments. It's not certain he added but in any case that's some suspicious shit so the plane left for venues and when they were about fifteen minutes before landing still on the territory of belarus. The plane diverted. The reason for the diversion was a message from air. Traffic control in minsk belarus where there were claims of bomb threat for security reasons. We command you to land and from the from the intonation trump airport. Security's off Informed the email the pilot was told to land. it was some very abrupt. It was very violent and many passengers felt that the plane might actually go down so the cared and all of a sudden one passengers reaction especially stood out. Ramon started panicking and he tried to give his phone and his laptop to his girlfriend. He has a lot of contacts among bloggers and activists and he knew that security forces would must certainly confiscate his laptop his his phone so he started to deliver any data from his devices
Oakland Athletics Extend Winning Streak to 11 Games
"The oakland athletics are rolling. But any winning streak usually contains at least one comeback. Maybe two or yesterday the as pull up one of the best comebacks. You're going to see this year against the twins. The two sides hammered away at each other for nine innings. Lead changing hands repeatedly. It was ten all going into extra innings and then in the top of the tenth inning byron buxton came to the plate of the twins first pitch swing a fly ball left center field and deep beckett goes deep. It goes and gone adding to that day. What was good is now even better a tenth inning. Two run blast from buxton and the twins have a twelve ten lead in the tent at the coliseum court on the treasure island baseball network so the twins you feeling good about it at that point Salvaging the last game of this series than oakland. Athletics loaded the bases against alex column. May of the tenth inning two outs and this happened here comes the old one pitch weekly hit on the right side to his left. The rookie bubbles it drops it does blakenhorn kicks it. Everybody is safe chap at his home. It's a twelve game so oakland with a faint heartbeat. Dad point he thought the game was over. but no ramon on came to the plate. Had a heck cabinet bad. He's fallon off. Pitches left and right and then this happened and the one to swung bounce. The third base arise has it across the field. He throws away. He throws it away as one at capital hall to errors in the by. Wins at the as winning streak. Is that eleven incredible
20 Apple Stores in France Close Due to COVID-19 Concerns
"A little over a week ago. The day that i took off for a week macrumors ran a report. Saying that apple had reclosed all twenty a bit stores in france. Dacoven nineteen concerns. The peace indicates that most of apple stores in the hexagon have been close for a while though some stores had reopened. Now those stores including say apple opera apple marsh as songs ramon and apple. You have closed again. They put up. The fatter may sign on the third of april apples pages for the various doors lists them as closed for at least the next week.
In The Room with Sean Clancy: Ramon Dominguez
"Year old multiple clips award winning jockey one nearly five thousand racists including the travers. The breeders cup turf twice the arlington million. The woodward the jockey club gold cup and road stars have her to grace gio. Ponti better talk now and so many others. Welcome to the show. Ramon thank you. Just turn for now. I said jockey. Ramon dominguez introduction. Because you will always be jackie in my book you retired after suffering a head injury in two thousand and thirteen. How how's retired. Life is good. continue Working on different things Llosa new chapter in my life and certainly will start smiling when you say jockey exactly exactly what keeps you busy these days. I know it's been almost eight years. I guess Since you retired what what keeps you so yes busy with different things. I mean personally. Your skill involved with things Family why Enjoying family and use. I enjoin also saratoga which is home for me now over springs in And i have been working a couple of projects. One of them A riding crop that i invented and a lot of people know about in the horse racing role Doing a show going to the other question disciplines in And most recently start working with a friend on a platform that we name a box which we threw up from. Look into bring a content to the spanish speaking Horse racing fan and the has been something that we have enjoyed and just went interview and pre imposed race analysis among other things. So yeah that keeps me pretty busy. You were always playing the long game saving your money thinking about your next step right. I'm and you were always one of those guys that you kind of watch. That were was planning the rest of your life. yes i Certainly i'm happy with a josiah leaving Today in in my career. I didn't have to have The most expensive thing so That certainly has helped through these retirement as where. I am no making the money that i was making was writing a however there's no Huge needs in terms of having to fulfill something that Warsaw too big for my financial capability other time so now they usa enjoying a life's simple pleasures in some ways. Yeah you've always been good at that. How how tough was it to be forced to retire him. And you didn't really get your choice. You had a fall and and had a dramatic Traumatic brain injury. How tough was that for you. So it was the one that i Came to realize that that's what's going to happen Four awhile. After my accident. When i had a i was Gog capable of thinking about what was happening and so on I was planning on coming back in the was pretty exciting for me to come back to to riding in a day when i realized that that was no longer choice You do go through What i call it a grieving where these by Being jewish job. Or what you the is career. You can't help to feel in some ways attached to that or sec studies farrow who you are even if that's the case so It was a little bit difficult walking away. Or separating myself from defy that. I was no longer gonna racist But i kinda would support my family. Friends and so on and Shortly afterwards i ended up going to the track against my will really because my wife Pushed me to go to the track. And that was the best thing that i could have because it really helped me to turn the page in. In all time. I was able to enjoy the racist and just looking at it from a different perspective without feeling a sense of love like oh my gosh i wish i was there. So You as i said in the beginning of our conversation. It's just another chapter in my life. And i'm fully embracing it in and enjoying it as well. Yeah
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"That's what we do all day long in. Its listen there's a lotta great content out there like that but this is if you like ramon this is my flavor of how i cover it and thanks for asking smarter dot com in the tools that we're talking about today a lot of that even though you won't see per se it powers a lot of what i do. Yes while now it makes sense right. It's all about your system right and It just really helps you be consistent makes things easy. You don't have to think about it. I mean even just the little things like the power right. You don't think about it. You think about it happens but now that you've fixed it it's like now it's not a problem so what i find really fascinating with what you're doing is is how. How are you able to maintain this positivity and just energy that really i think helps uplift others mean what what drives ramon is is tim. Son was as dunkin donuts. Thanks for asking. it's hard. you know. Listen we all have a gift. That god's given us those don't believe you may believe in you know but we have a gift. We will have something about it. So thank you for saying. It's hard to know what that answer is to myself. But i like to think this is just my specialty and i say that because for example jim is that i'm not good with spelling. I act very impulsively. I'm very emotional. So there's the things that i wish i had. Let's say maybe you. Chris had right. Maybe you guys are good. Strategist good at math criticizes gift for his ear and audio. He's a musician. I think and things of this nature right. I happen to play piano but it's not musician to that degree so my point is those are not my gifts but the gift that i have is i think i see the glass always half full. I mean jimmy view. Punch me didn't face. I would assume that you're saving me from like something else and that was to to help me. That's kind of burst my in. I mean it chris. Slavering game chris Smacked upside the head. I o do. thanks man. What happened did you was something. That's got me if that helps so. Thank you for saying that. Jim but really..
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"To and if you wanna just talk back and forth between the two you but one is the the bigger version which is for desktop monitors computers. And all this. And i'm not going to get into the signs of wattage not my skill set but chris jim no but you can just google it and figure it out but point is that or amazon acts explains all very well point. Is i the bigger version which you sing the look on your own bigger and smaller version. The point is to be clear. These are not power supplies that were like for your power to go off for three days. Not a generator to say. Yes generator but as jim hint. What does this foreign jim. My power fluctuates two times. A year right but for us a few times years going to happen each time. Our client can't work so point is when the power fluctuates power shuts off. These kicking in my stuff keeps working. So i got one for the router. Because that's the source of fair point right about once the router upstairs living room and then one for down here where i am. Desktop monitor a few other things. And that's what i used for next time. The power just just goes off a real little bit. I'm still online and it's happened before it's happened once or twice it's worked other everybody else's hey who reset the clock. I'm like shh. i'm still alive. So yeah i love how you've picked stuff that is an investment. You know a lot of people. They don't about the stuff until something bad happens. And and that's that's not the way to think the way to think is like Listen to advice from influencers. Like ramon ray. How many times has this happened before you realized you had to get one of these. And how many clients Did you potentially lose or you know it was a bad luck or whatever where and you were like. I can't have this happen again. I have to figure out what i need to do. This is the item to get..
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Now that i can turn around and show what i've got in front of me and i'm sure that jim and ramon have in front of them and why my wife continues to ask. Why do you need another monitor. And it's like okay. I'm i'm gonna try to explain this to her. But i'm just gonna lose probably but whatever Is like to your point ramon. It's like when you get a second. Just a second monitor and okay. I have more than two but when you get just a second monitor that just opens up your world in terms of what you can do as opposed to having forty eight tabs open and things you've got to hide and you know Double click your mouse in order to if you're pulling one screen over here one screen over here and you're you're pulling in different things from a content creation perspective from a presentation perspective. It really opens things up and have the versatility that you're talking about here is is killer now. I've had you done that thing where you would. You would turn it vertically. Where do When would you use something where you turn the monitor vertically for me one main reason i did it for space on occasion. I just turned it. That way for space to if i wanted the application of what i was using to just look different so i just liked chris that i had the flexibility and the option and i liked the image that jimmy scrolling up and down. So you can see different uses but yeah. I don't do it a lot like that but to be able to have that some things you know. The website is made that way or like. When i'm going to interview at somebody. I can just see more of the screen so it depends on that but generally speaking. I keep it in horizontal view or landscape portrait. Where the review. I think it is forgot what it's called. But but i like the flexibility. Yeah and i think this is what's fascinating too is like you said so you can actually make it till and so You know i've got this It's not really a desk..
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"We just wanna do a bit better than we were doing before. And for those of you who want to be little symbol. But one like chris already said to be able to say. Here's my powerpoint logic perfect. And i think that's i think a lot of it to your point. Ramon is the fact that people don't realize like look for an an and i don't look at this as a cost sometimes look at that. This is an investment investment. That's gonna make you look better and if you take that time this is like you said because i have i have the stream cam from logitech. That's what i'm using it l. Actually let me do square video. I haven't really played with as much as i want to be like well. I'm really not doing that many square videos. But to your point you can put things right. You could get your logo on your camera without having to like go through all these. You know crazy you know processes and you'll look better than ninety percent of the people that you're around even like on a zoom call and or the fact that i think you can with this camera also even you know kind of change. How far of a field adept you wanna break if you wanted to be closer further away where that desktops one that's built in is not going to do that and yeah so now. This is a great. And it's what's amazing is that is actually in stock because logitech have been out of stock for quite a while over the last few months because of the the pandemic so it's to see the. Yeah i've i've always heard good things about the brio In fact when i was considering the brio it was out of stock. And i was able to actually grab the stream cam but my other logitech is a c nine twenty These are great cameras. you know. You can't go wrong. I don't think with logitech and you might have a second lie. The second brio also you mind for four nine nine okay. Six hundred seventy seven fifty. So i think people will look at that price tag and go But i can get this brand for this price. And i think you know in ramone we talk about this on the show all the time. There's a reason why logitech is known for what they are known for. A lot of people do this. And i've got a see nine twenty as well and i know a number of people like yourself that that own a brio and they're like yeah they're thrown these other ones behind them in in in the in the back. Because you know if you get a knockoff. Brand i've seen a ton of them and they're they're called hd and they're you know you're taking a risk and you could pay you know what you think. Is you know eighty dollars less than this that you're going to get exactly the same but you're not getting this logitech quality That people like yourself have have recommended for for years..
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Who are tuning in. You know maybe for the first time. Or maybe you know already. Big fans of ramon enter tuning in and are following him You know deal. Castro's live is is about what jim was talking about. We'll go live Often feel we'll talk to influencers like Like ramon and great people like like him and as well as podcasters content creators and like listen not only listen to their journey so that you can learn some life lessons and some business lessons from them but also like some some techniques some tips. Some things that Right now you may be going through and you may be struggling when you're creating your youtube channel. Maybe writing thinking about writing a book Thinking about going live Livestreaming think about doing a podcast. Where do i start. What do i do. What are some of the things that i don't. I only have a budget. This this big. I don't have a budget. This big everybody says. I need to buy this particular big you know. Dsl are high definition. Whatever camera We heard to tell you don't need to do that. And that's the kind of stuff that keeps you prevent you from doing that stuff. So that's what we're all about and we're stope. That ramon is is is here. Ramona's got a really interesting camera that he likes to use. Oh and that's the logitech brio. I've heard a lot of good things about. I mean what what was it about the brio that That caught your attention to things about the that. I love and you're talking to someone a as chris mentioned the dsl ours. You can't be dad. Great camera and i think if you're going for the best excellent you should consider getting it you know but for most of us i'd say eighty twenty will right most of us. Your webcam will work. So here's the thing in greece. A the webcam that comes in your average built in desktop computer. It's garbage as far as i know all of our garbage. Thank you all one hundred percent hundred percent beagle then too if you go kind of the el cheapo ish webcam those are okay and i have a box of them behind me when i got the logitech. Brio all man. It's a bit more expensive than are looking for remote. It's not forty nine dollars. One hundred nine. Well here's why the light a is great. And i don't know if christie jim went to add color into this feel free but the lighting on his great not built in. We may touch them. Not if we have time on extra lighting but the point is it. It sucks in whatever light you have better see. Look good too. I think because hd true hd has a high resolution and all kinds of fancy things that other people can talk better than me..
"ramon" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Message is that all small businesses unless there's exceptions should aim to be the celebrity. Ceo of your business and that spans two things either in your marketplace. Jim and chris right. I'm assuming are well-known are getting well known e commerce online amazon family of market in this community. That's your one of your nieces may be so in your marketplace or it could be geographically. Maybe somebody listening today. They're known as the best podiatrist in a small town in texas so whether you're geography or marketplace that's one being well known that and then the second part of that if that the aspect of building a fan base community. Let's take a look at the show. We're doing here with jim and chris. We're not trying to we're here to serve. We want you to buy and all that in a good way for you but the point is i. We're building community. Everybody listening is not going to buy. That's okay. Chris shouted out right. He said follow us like us. Just tell us about it. We're going to be here next week next week next week. That's the celebrity ceo. Before get a sale as i call it. I want to ask for a smile to build the fan base and build a community. And i find a jimmy. Chris data what people sometimes miss. I'm begging jim too much. I by the pen by the pin by the pin please by my pin or whatever the product may be what said i should just say hey. Here's some tips and writing or if you get the example trying to make instead of me just building a fan base. I love that. You're you're thinking first about giving that's so much about what many people forget and and you know if you're trying to build your business and you're trying to do this you're trying to achieve what success however you define your success rate. Whatever business that you're you're you're always trying to be a little self serving in that. And i think if you if you flip it a little bit and you say all right let me give here. Let me let me figure out a way to give something and that will come back to you cut. That's kind of what you're saying. It's like here's my pen. Here's my here's pen. Well i once you start giving away like and tell people you know. This is what you'll get..
Why Dogs Kick Dirt in the Air After Pooping
"Our story. This week is from david. Be clear who you'll find on medium dot com and here is why dogs kick dirt in the air after pooping. It's not just because they get a kick out of it. I have a dog. And he does this. Weird thing he takes a dump and then scrapes the ground with his hind legs throwing dirt in my face. If i was a farmer. I might appreciate this behavior. I could plant some of the smaller root vegetables in the furrowed ground and would even have a steaming pile of manure right at hand. But since i don't grow potatoes i don't appreciate the dirt in my mouth. It's a nuisance. And i don't see any purpose behind it and yet there must be one. He can't be fleeing cords of dirt into the air and leaving behind huge scratch marks just for the heck of it so why why is my dog scratching the ground. Well it turns out it has to do with his smelly feet. Dogs have smelly feet. The scientists who study animal behaviour are called is all adjusts and beside sitting in a mosquito infested. Jungle observing the grooming and copulation habits of chimpanzees allah. Jane goodall ethos colleges also studied dogs since dogs are even worse at filling out questionnaires than chimpanzees. These studies are observational in practice. This means that to uncover the mystery of ground scratching. And if i had to follow dogs around and record the frequency time and surrounding circumstances of the curious behavior from records like these the theologists then spends a hypothesis an explanation that makes sense and matches the observed data one such brave all logistic who presumably got his face. Repeatedly sandblasted is bekov. Phd professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the university of colorado boulder. He studied ground scratching by mail domestic dogs back in the nineteen seventies and years later in an article for psychology today summarized his findings like this dogs have scent glands in their paws and when they scratch they might be trying to send in olfactory message to other dogs by spreading the sent from their paws or by sharing the odor of the pee or poop. They deposited so yes. Dogs feet have ascent they smell. They don't smell like cheese since they don't wear moist socks but they do smell at least according to bekov who i presume must have buried his nose in dog pause to check what a brave man the source of the odour as bekov snow. Certainly uncovered are so-called inter digital glance tiny organs between a dog's toes that produce fair ramon infused secretions side note. Many hoofed animals have such glands in their feet as well. But i pity the theologist who verified this by sniffing the hoofs of cooking donkey. So when my dog is scratching the ground some of the inter digital secretions moos into the soil and are subsequently propelled into the air. For better dispersal moreover. If i understood bekov correctly the dust in the air also helps spread the poop smell. Which reminds me. I should really dust off my bathroom as to the stretch marks. This is what bekov has to say. Scratching also leaves a visual mark on the ground ground scratching could be yet another former social communication and taken together peeing. Pooping and ground scratching are a good example of how dogs may use what he called composite signals to enhance their messages to other dogs by using both olfactory and visual components. Now of course. I don't communicate through smells just as my dog doesn't communicate in english and i can't decipher the scratch marks. My dog leaves on the ground. Just as i can't decipher that chicken scratches. My doctor leaves on medical prescriptions. But i guess as long as i keep speaking english with my dog. It's only fair that he keeps speaking dog with me wrapping up as beck off rights. Ground scratching by dogs serves different functions depending on who is doing the ground scratching. Who else is around. And what. They're trying to communicate. I suspect my dog is just sharing memes either way. There are a form of composite signals that involve visual olfactory and possibly auditory components in other words there multimedia messages now not all dogs threw dirt in your face only about nine percent of dogs. Do i'm in the dirt eating position of having one who does but now that i understand why he does it that simply a way for him to send messages to other canines in the neighborhood. I'm more tolerant of it.
Dallas police officer killed while blocking highway
"Morning in a traffic accident on Central Expressway. The officer was blocking the scene of an accident on the North bound side of expressway at Walnut Hill Lane, standing outside his patrol car emergency lights were on when an oncoming car driving at a high rate of speed slammed into him. The officer was killed. Driver of the car that hit him was found to be drunk. He has been arrested. Neither of the two people in that vehicle. The driver's passenger was injured. State representative Ramon
Investigators in Dallas area still picking up pieces of 135-car pileup that killed six people
"Yesterday's deadly multi vehicle pileup in Fort Worth has many looking for answers. Charity. McCurdy has the details. Fort Worth State representative Ramon Romero plans to call for hearings in Austin to question North Parent Express Mobility Partners, The company that maintains that stretch of I 35 was to see if the toll Road was pre treated with the de icing agent as claim prior to the chain reaction crash stretching a mile long involving 133 vehicles that killed six and injured over 100, others. In addition to probing the exact cause of the tragedy, he wants to know if weather warnings were clearly issued beforehand. The Fort Worth Fire Department said its investigation and part would look into how the road was treated. Charity. McCurdy NEWS Radio 1200 W
2 Dead After Hostage Situation, SWAT Standoff At Texas Medical Office
"Learning more tonight after that hostage standoff at texas medical office ending with two people dead including a beloved pediatrician and mother of three. Here's abc's marcus tonight. Authorities revealing new details in an hours long standoff. That left this forty three year. Old mother of three and pediatrician debt late. Tuesday afternoon austin. Texas police rushed to a doctor's office on reports that a man now identified as dr barack narrow monchy was holding five workers hostage including dr catherine linley dotson hostages telling police now ramon. She was allegedly on a pistol and would appear to be a shotgun. He told the hostages to tie themselves up. Some of the hostages were able to escape and some of them were ultimately released. Only dotson left in the office. Negotiators tried to speak to narrow monchy. And when swat officers finally entered the building they found both doctors dead police calling it a murder suicide today. A communities pain on full display at the tragic scene datsuns family saying in a statement quote. She brightened our lives and lifted us up with her laughter which was like magic. The say the forty three year old suspect. Also a pediatrician had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and given weeks to live. We feel like his terminal. Cancer probably played a large part in whatever it was that occurred in his life and what was happening yesterday. David police say narrow monterey revisited. That office in the last week or two wanting to volunteer he met with dotson and others but eventually it was turned down tonight. The alleged motive in this case is a mystery
California Latinos hit hardest by coronavirus
"Back now with the group hardest. Hit by covid latinos in california. They make up. Nearly half of all deaths gotti short says more in tonight's inequality in america. Okay it's the start of the night shift in one of the areas in la hardest hit by covid nineteen and christiane say is just beginning. His rounds not come on whether christian grew up in this predominantly latino neighborhood what he sees happening to his community. Every night is overwhelming blue. That means that a patient is in cardiopulmonary arrest. This patient to now has had heart stopped the total of five to six times. He says there are two types of conversations happened in these hospital halls that rock him to his core some among nurses themselves. Sometimes it's like. Hey you know before we go into this room. His wife was on another floor and she didn't make it a couple of days ago. She just passed away so remember. Don't say anything about that. Then there though is when patients turn to him and ask this. The absolute worst is when verbalize it when they say. Hey i'm not gonna make 'em i you know. What do you say to that across los angeles. Death rates among latinos are twice as high as the rest of the population latinos hospitalized around three times more often than white communities doctor edgar chavez works at a community clinic in his seen ten of his patients die from kovic many from multi generational households who bring the virus home and then spread it within their family. It's really hard for us to see our population doing the work that nobody else wants to do front facing exposing themselves to cove it and then dying from kobe and then not getting the healthcare that they need not getting the vaccine fast enough some funeral homes like this one are averaging thirty body removals a day and those are just the ones they can get too often having to families that they just don't have the capacity this right here. This is a refrigerated truck that was brought in to deal with some of the overflow. Meanwhile families we for funerals to bury loved ones like ramon bustamante. It was agreed. He didn't have anything for us. He was a single father and an essential worker at a grocery store. Who said goodbye to his daughters through. A glass window might not his head but sh scar retracted little hards. A community considered essential but suffering the