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New York City principals union votes 'no confidence' in de Blasio, Carranza
"Two days to go until elementary schools reopen the heads of the New York City of Principles Union have taken a unanimous no confidence vote against Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. They're beef they're handling of their covert time reopening plan. The issues have been ongoing. So, says the president of the Council of School Supervisors and administrators, Mark Cannizzaro. But he says Friday was a turning point with a city giving teachers more leeway to work from home without consulting principles. If something is going to affect The school leaders and how they run their buildings. The first group of people to know about this should be school leaders. Now the union is asking the state education Department to intervene. It would be helpful to have some, you know. Some fresh eyes in here to take a look. No confidence vote has no legal weight on the union says Principles will be in their buildings for the start of school.
State says open Miami-Dade schools by Oct. 5 or give school-by-school reasons as to why not
"About the state, says no Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran Center letter to Superintendent Albert or Cavallo, saying public schools in in his his county county must must open open by by October October 5th 5th and and says says Carvalho Carvalho must must justify justify why why any any school school cannot cannot reopen reopen for for in in person person learning learning a a protest protest in in downtown downtown ST ST Petersburg Petersburg last last night night led led to to one one of them
Atlanta - Georgia roars back to take down Arkansas in opener
"Us come out in the second half and play like we were capable of playing. The whole bowl of nations knew we would do it. Dogs fans using the open mic feature on the WSB radio apt away in on the Big win Georgia recovering from a terrible first half to beat Arkansas 37 10, Here's WSB sports director J. Black. It's not hard for Kirby's more to explain that awful first half way had to be kid Excuse abilities, but everything changed after halftime. Led by former walk on Q B. Stetson Bennett coming off the bench to throw for 2 11 and two TDs. I was expected to come in if you don't and it's kind of poor when you do, say for one play, Georges de dominates again, with Richard Lll account getting two interceptions. Pressure that we get in line behind the line again. Quarterback in there that rushed next up the home opener against Auburn Saturday night. J Black 95 15
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
"The 1st 2020 presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday night, and former Vice President Joe Biden is taking more jabs at President Trump who he calls the worst president ever. Former Vice President Joe Biden says he is preparing for a session of personal attacks from President Trump when they have their first debate Tuesday. This wasn't an interview with MSNBC, with former vice president also saying is that The president is a liar. Not that smart doesn't know that much about foreign policy or the specifics of other issues, and so he will therefore resort to personal attacks. Biden is saying very little about his Supreme Court strategy beyond promising to nominate a black woman and work with Democrats and Republicans. To arrive at that. Nominate Fox's Richards and buy this
UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department
NFL WEEK 3: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend
"So. I gave talk about. Obviously a game that still sits our my mind from last week. The Atlanta Falcons go our land Alcan's play. The Chicago bears this week. Chicago was to know the Falcons are all into one o'clock on Fox. Obviously, the Falcons. About that the shambles, the the. Disgusting performance that we saw last week losing a game that they should've never lost Dallas cowboys now going to Chicago bears team defensively is still one of the better teams in the NFL. Immature bisky while not playing. Ultra, great. Still playing well enough for them to win. If, you look at this game, you would think the Falcons will win because one of the Falcons do have going for them as they do have one of the better offenses in felt even to the two weeks you've seen that. And they're going to a bears team that. Can Be, offered to challenge America can be limited. So the Falcons you put up points. The game should be over now the falcons defense does have some questions, but I do think they would put voices should be enough to create distance in the bears it'd be able to pick up the whip. Obviously the bears are companies just gave a lot of confidence. As they should. To An older, start the season I mean. I saw some Falcon fans tweet about it. They don't necessarily want the T. Blues remember they're only to the of this dot over by any stretch. But people really what? Dad Queen Gone. And so. It's Cadillac Party. Wants. To lose. The ship but the Chicago bears going to three eight. Oh probably be one of the young shockers of this early season. I'm going to very hastily picked the Falcons to win this game. I think they they are the better team. Now whether they actually leads to the results on Sunday we'll see but I'm going to go the Falcons to win this game as they are the better team to me. I, Think Matt Ryan will continue his great start to the season. I think are often will continue to click. There are questions of Julio. Jones will play this Sunday I. Think he will. He usually plays to injuries when his Julio not move something now he did. Have a setback in practice but. You know I think. He should be able to go. and honestly, if he didn't would be great for my fantasy team either but I got kindergarten if I need to step up or racial gauge. So yeah. But yeah with the Falcons. Next game forty niners, giants, I've this Games interesting. Remember last week. The point is playing metlife stadium loss Garoppolo MOATS are. Bosa, Thomas they lost a lot of guys last week. And the. Giants team who? Looks like they'll probably be at the bottom of the barrel the NFC east. Especially after losing saquon Barkley. For? The. season. When I players were scared to play at metlife stadium because they felt like the the stadium turf in and everything was the reason for a lot of those injuries that they had last week when they played the jets. Now. I it's. It's interesting to see what it's GONNA be 'cause they're playing a backup quarterback backup running backs they got sued offensive Lineman. I still don't have Richard Sherman. You have a lot of injuries. and. So this may be a winnable game for the giants I mean, you don't really know what to expect from the forty niners this week. So it'd be you say here they of Jimmy, Garoppolo at least played to me I. Think you would be like, okay for eight hours I think we'd still be able to win, but we don't know how good the Ford back for Norwich backup QB may play. I mean, luckily, the void ours have a lot of defensive talent still. So it's not like older pleaded they have nobody but. It. Isn't as comfortable as A. But I would still in my right mind, go with the four years to win the game.
Some On The Right See 17-Year-Old Charged With Killing 2 Kenosha Protesters As Hero
"Riton House, the 17 year old charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, goes before a judge tomorrow for a preliminary hearing. Rittenhouse has become a hero to some on the right. Sean Johnson of Wisconsin public radio reports on those pushing that narrative. After Kenosha police shot Jacob Lake, a black man in the back multiple times. The city erupted into protest on August 25th Kyle Rittenhouse made the 20 mile trip to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois. Rittenhouse, a lifeguard and a vocal supporter of police said he was there to protect the local business and offer medical help if needed. He walked through the crowds that night with an air 15 rifle strapped to his chest. What happened that night is disputed and will eventually be hashed out in court. But a full scale public relations blitz is underway by some of written houses supporters. A group called the Fightback Foundation released a dramatic video compilation of cellphone footage from the night of the shootings. It claims Riton House fired his gun on Lee after being chased and attacked. Narrator speaks of Rittenhouse being sacrificed by politicians. But it's not Kyle Riton house there after their end game is to strip away the constitutional right of all citizens. To defend our communities, our personal property. Our lives and the lives of our loved ones written houses cause got the attention of conservative media figures. Here's former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, on Fox News. What's it coming, too? In these liberal cities? When teenagers have to go out there to try to provide aid? The Fightback Foundation says it's raised almost $2 million for Riton House. The group's chairman, is Linwood, a prominent attorney who made a name for himself representing Richard Jewell in the 1996 Olympic bombing case. Longtime Wisconsin defense lawyer Dean Strang, who is not involved in this case, says the teens, attorneys may well argue self defence, but it has nothing to do in the first instance with being the hero. It has everything to do with whether you will be held responsible for killing other people or you want. Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of 36 year old Joseph Rosenbaum and first degree intentional homicide in the death of 26 year old Anthony Huber. Huber. Surviving partner, Hannah Giddings is among a group of plaintiffs who this week filed a civil lawsuit against Riton House and a Kenosha militia group in a YouTube clip. She talks about Hubert. He did not deserve that. He was a Good human Being. The plaintiffs are also suing Facebook for publicizing the militia groups call to arms. John Pearce has written houses lead attorney. He told the conservative news site Breitbart that his client had a god given right to be in the city that night. But I will tell you There's no doubt about this. That is, every law abiding Americans showed up in the city that they love. There are 15 The chaos would stuff immediately. Aside from the Rittenhouse case, it does appear more people are embracing violence as a solution. In 2020, University of Arizona sociology professor Jennifer Carlson researchers gun politics, She says she's noticed the difference this year. Rather than solving problems at the ballot box, she says. Some are reaching for a box of bullets. People are beginning to really think that we have reached the point of no return with regard to violence and whether we have or not. If people believe that we have that is very troubling. Kyle Rittenhouse is in custody in Lake County, Illinois. Tomorrow's court hearing there will focus on whether he can be extradited to Wisconsin. For
Low-income communities of color must be included climate action, activist says
"Richard maybe an is an environmental activist and president of the Kansas City Kansas. Branch of the ACP. He says, it's important to engage low income communities in climate. Action. We don't have a total effort in this country to deal with the reduction in greenhouse gas, which just spinning our wheels in mood but a lack of trust can be a barrier. He says too often strangers come to a community to do outreach but then they leave just as people are getting to know them and an environmental groups maybe infrequently finds he's the only black person in the room. So that means that we still have people that are non persons of color. They are capable of going into those neighborhoods where there's a lack of trust and making a difference. So we suggest finding community partners. For example, he worked with the Sierra Club on an energy efficiency campaign in Kansas City the group gave him background materials. Then he gave presentations to the community maybe and says this train, the trainer approach builds trust and a more effective climate movement.
Bus-sized asteroid heading for Earth’s atmosphere
"At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, say an asteroid the size of a school bus is zooming by Earth tomorrow, but they say it will be a safe pass and it doesn't pose a threat. The asteroid is believed to be between 15 and 30. FT. Long It's expected to travel 13,000 miles above Earth's surface. At its closest point,
Vanessa Bryant sues L.A. County Sheriff over leaked photos from Kobe Bryant crash site
"Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe and 13 year old daughter, The widow of the N B, A basketball star filed a claim against the department earlier this year for allegedly sharing photos of the January 26th crash scene.
Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace
"And North Carolina native Michael Jordan is teaming up with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin to form a new race team and their driver will be mobile native bubble. Wallace Jordan announced Monday. He's starting his own NASCAR team next season. And his golf buddy. Three time Daytona 500 champ Denny Hamlin will join him as a minority partner. Wallace, who recently announced he's not renewing with Richard Petty Motor Sports will be their driver. If you didn't
Former Dallas Fed chief calls for people to return to work
"Federal reserves as people have to get backto work, Richard Fisher says Texas has too much of a stake in the national economy for people to remain at home. We produced more than South Korea more than Australia, more than Spain more than Russia. More than Canada and more than Mexico 30 million people who produce and are the job creators in America, and we have to put them back to work when he says putting people back to work also generate more spending and tax revenue, all of which are important components and reigniting the state economy. The pandemic is not
A Third-Rate Burglary Attempt
"This episode Lauren is a third rate burglary attempt. This episode is all about Watergate. I am so excited. I'm so excited and you know what? This is why you decided to pour us a glass of wine. To keep you entertained because honest to God, this is a lot. Old White men doing a lot of crap? Yeah. Well, cheers to that I guess. Here we go. SIP SIP. All right everybody laid on me. Buckle up. The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the US involving the administration of US President Richard Nixon from nineteen seventy, two to nineteen, seventy, four leading to Nixon's resignation. So okay picture it nineteen, seventy, two President Richard Mille House Nixon was running for re election. The United States is still embroiled in the Vietnam. War. The country deeply divided a forceful presidential campaign seemed essential to the president and some of his key advisors All Right Act one. ooh. Ooh Act one the Watergate. Complex. Here's our key players here. Okay. We have Richard. Nixon. Who is the president of the United States and he is also the Republican nominee for the nineteen seventy two election tricky Dick Tricky Dick. Exactly. We. We also do have George McGovern who is the Democratic nominee for the nineteen seventy, two election although he barely shows up in the store you have to know that he's the he's the Democratic nominee. There's H R Haldeman he is the White House Chief of staff and you have John Erlich men, who is the council in Assistant to the President for domestic affairs? We also have the committee to re elect the president. Do you do you know what this? Committee is often referred to as. Is this like it's like the power four or committee to re elect the president. It is officially abbreviated the CRP, but it is often abbreviated as C. R. E. P. or creep References to that throughout this and creep is I mean yeah it works in this in this case citation, but it is officially abbreviated cr the committee to re elect the president. So in that, some of the key figures are John, Mitchell, who is at this point, the attorney, General of the United States and then he becomes the campaign director. There's Jeb Stuart Magruder, who is a business executive and the acting chairman of the CRP and then a couple of names eubank actually be promoted with G Gordon Liddy he's a former FBI agent and European employee, and there's also e Howard Hunt who is a former CIA agent and CRP CRP employees. All right. Here's the setting. The Watergate complex. K built between nineteen, sixty, three and nineteen seventy-one. The Watergate was considered one of Washington DC's most desirable living spaces. It was popular with members of Congress and political appointees of the executive branch the Watergate Complex actually a group of six buildings in the foggy bottom neighborhood of Washington DC in nineteen seventy two the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was then located on the sixth floor of the Watergate office building. So the Watergate complex, it was intended to be a city within a city so it was supposed to have so many amenities that residents wouldn't need to leave you know. So they were supposed to have like a post office and restaurant and Jen concierge Oh sure gyms in the seventy everyone's smoked like chimneys died forty eight. Right that's why nobody who lived in the seventies is still around. I always assumed it was just like a single building I didn't realize it was like. Axe So? Yes. There was the Watergate Hotel there was Watergate West and Watergate East, which were like apartment buildings. There's a Watergate office building and there's one of their Watergate apartment building too. So it was a big complex It was actually proposed and built by the Italian architectural firm SGI. And one really interesting. The one thing that I found renders ing is the Vatican was actually a major investor in this project get how. So because of this, the Vatican was at one point part owner of the Watergate until nineteen sixty-nine that's wild. Yeah, right. Whatever the Italian I mean. Come on. The Watergate's popularity among members of Congress, and again, these high-ranking of appointees was very strong and so many members of the Nixon Administration settled there that the DC press actually named it the Republican, Bastille? Wows. Yes. So another group we have to worry about right now are called the White House plumbers. They are simply sometimes called the plumbers or the room sixteen project Jay were covert White, house, Special Investigations Unit which was established within a week after the publication of the Pentagon papers in June nineteen seventy-one. Okay. So the plumbers job was to stop and or respond to the. Leaking of classified information, the news media and just a quick refresher at the Pentagon papers which was officially titled. Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force was a US Department of Defense History of the United States is political and military involvement in Vietnam from Nineteen forty-five to nineteen, Sixty, seven in twenty eleven. This report was formerly declassified and released.
First Day Of New York City Public School Sees Youngest Students Heading In For Phased Reopening
"New York City's youngest students had their first in person school day more from ABC is Aaron Carter Ski. This was supposed to be the day all New York City public schools welcome students back to their classrooms in person. Learning for most, though, was delayed due to staffing and safety concerns. So on ly pre K and special education students show up 90,000 plus, students still are the largest Number of students starting in person anywhere in the country. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said his department spent the weekend preparing each building. They have their peepee. They have the procedures. They have all their sign it and he said they have a contingent of backup teachers. Just in case.
The Good and Bad on Oxalates
"So D- what's top Richard this week this week we're talking about something called oxalate S- oxalate. Yes. This a type of compound that is found in certain types of foods that can be problematic for some people. Okay. So a so I Wanted to talk about because it's not problematic for everyone. But I. Think sometimes when you hear something is problematic, everyone gets freaked out and then they all everyone says, oh no, we can't eat those foods because they have oxalate in them, right? Right right. Right. So these were these naturally occurring foods exactly. So you know one of the things that I've talked a lot about in my books and my classes about these particular compounds are foods called anti nutrients, which are there in nature to kind of protect the plants you know in nature oftentimes, the idea with plants was that. It was to prevent predators from wiping out a whole crop of something. Right so we have things called fight AIDS and electons and things Fido Estrogens, and you know that will harmon insect some other things like make it. You know. Prevent. Absorption of certain nutrients so that a Predator may not continue to eat that. So there's a lot of things. oxalate is one of these types of anti nutrients it it is known it's an indigestible compound and food that prevents the proper absorption of calcium. from from that particular food if if there's also calcium in it or sometimes from other calcium containing foods that we eat with the food that has oxalate in my yeah. So it's kind of interesting. So some of the the biggest concentrations of oxalate are found in foods like spinach. and. Peanuts and chocolate. So you know that that tells us you know that sometimes people are eating a lot of these foods thinking that Oh. Yeah. This is great because these potentially healthy foods we have seen the Charles time. Yeah but we don't. We're not eating it in like mass quantities like we don't eat like huge amounts of spinach every day as salads or we don't eat it like we eat it but it's always a part of something else so. That's true. We haven't really ate like a salad you decide that you that you would start right? Right. So you know in in fact, you know when I was reading about this at said years ago these types of foods didn't pose a problem because few people ate large quantities of these foods other than Popeye, eating a bunch of spinach and we we didn't have a lot of people that. another food that that it's found in his rhubarb been fewer even fewer people rube bar back then. So but now you know a lot of health conscious people are eating gigantic spinach salads every day thinking that it's like the best thing ever and but it can lead to kidney stones and some other types of health issues tree. So and there's even some theories that maybe it's linked to autism. And that's kind of a theory. You know, I'm not going to go down that road, but I'm just reporting in case anybody else heard of that. They might WANNA research on reported statement about right. Well, the there doesn't seem to be there are studies, but there doesn't seem to be a definitive link to it. Probably more research is done on that okay but we do know for sure that it causes kidney stones will help us advocate this. So what happens is when oxalate is a compound that likes to bind assert to calcium specifically, but also iron so it can bind to both of those and. So, there's calcium in spinach. Spinach as a source of calcium as well. But we don't get much of that calcium out of it because because it because the oxalate binds and when we say bind would it means it's like a chemical reaction that when they get together like once chew up that spinach goes down into your gut and all that the it like forms a chemical reaction in the attached to each other and form a compound called House useful right? That's called Calcium oxalate. So. You know so that now it's bound that that calcium is now bound up in that molecule called Calcium oxalate and we can't really now absorb that calcium. Persist today's in the Gut and what what's really interesting is Our some of that Oxley. is broken down by bacteria in the GUT. and so you know one of them's called oxo oxo, b-actor foremen genus, and it uses that as an energy source the the bacteria uses that as an energy source. So so some of it gets used that way in the so we don't really ever get the benefit of that calcium that we eight. So
Why Dr. Kumar is Changing The Wellness Game
"Welcome back once again, see the outcomes, rocket podcasts where we chat with today's most successful and inspiring health care leaders. I really WANNA. Thank you for tuning in again and I welcome you to go to outcomes rocket dot health slash reviews where you could rate and review today's podcast because he is one outstanding individual and healthcare is name is Dr Rajiv Kumar he's the president and chief medical officer at Virgin Pulse during medical school he realized that many of the worst health problems we face as a nation diabetes heart disease cancer hypertension. Et, CETERA. I related to the collective unhealthy lifestyle, and so he has pledged to make a difference in this industry. He's done and as a frontline physician and now through various different companies, some amazing things and so what I WANNA do is open up the microphone to Raji to fill in any of the gaps of the introduction and then a so we could get into the podcast. Reggie welcome to the PODCAST. Think saw glad to be here. So Rajiv, what would you fill in in your intro that I that I left out? I think that was pretty comprehensive. Just, a little bit about virgin pulse. You know what? I think that may not be familiar name to a lot of folks on your that are listening to your podcast. We are an employee wellbeing company. We work with large employers all around the world, and our goal is to help them activate their employees to lead healthier lifestyles which had to kind of go around the healthcare system a little bit, and go direct to the employees and figure out ways to motivate them to inspire them and to help them sustain behavior change over time, and it's not just about healthcare cost reduction. It really is about how do we help people be? Healthier, happier and more productive at work in their personal lives. So that's really what our mission is. That's beautiful and listeners for those of you who haven't connected the DOTS virgin pulse. One of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group companies. So you know with the gentleman like that behind something like this and and Rajiv as part of the executive leadership team, you can imagine some great things are happening. It's an exciting time for us. We definitely are inspired by Sir Richard Branson leadership in his philosophy is if you take care of your employees, they'll take care of your business, and so we're trying to empower employers to take better care of their employees. So strong, and and you know it's really interesting that you guys are tackling this employer perspective of the entire health career equation because costs are soaring and aside from labor costs, it seems like healthcare cost is oftentimes double digits in that front. What are your thoughts on what should be on every medical leaders agenda today? Well, I'm biased but I think it has to be a behavior change remember too often looking for a magic pill or magic device or something to kind of stem the tide of rising obesity, diabetes and heart disease in our country and at the end of the day, there's so much. We can do to actually change people's behavior a lot of what we're facing as a result of our diet, our physical activity or lack thereof the stress that we have in our lives just how we how we treat ourselves and how we don't take care of ourselves, and so I think it's not necessarily a hot topic I. Think it should be and and I wish there was more focus on it is the perennial that if we can change behavior, we can prevent a lot of disease and we can produce significantly greater outcomes and Reggie. What would you say right now at at at Virgin? Pulse. Is an example of how you guys are improving health outcomes. Well, I think we really tried to think outside of the box I think traditional health interventions and and health and wellbeing platforms have largely been ineffective and they've been around for decades. So we sat around and we said what if we took a different approach rather than making people feel like they're failures rather than telling them that they're sick what if we actually make them feel successful what if we make them feel good about themselves right off the bat what would that do for self esteem for their motivation and for their ability to change. Most of what we see in our industry is a heavy focus on screening, and so employers asked their employees to take health risk assessments and do biometric screenings and so forth, and the problem with that is they take a health risk assessment tells them you're sick. You know you have high risk, your unhealthy needs to do more change your lifestyle, get your biometric screening results and you have high blood pressure. You may not like the results that you get back and that can be very demotivating, and so we've said is, is there a scientist out there? Is there a behavior change model that focuses on success? We found a scientist by the name of Dr Bj fog out of Stanford University and Dr Fog is sort of a new guru of behavior change and he's come up with a behavior change model that he caused the fog behavior change model and it's very simple as model is is a formula to it is called B. Equals M. A. T.. Equals motivation times, ability times a trigger, and so what he means by that is to get somebody to do a behavior that we want them to do or they want to do. First of all, they have to have the motivation to do it. Second is they have to have the ability to do it, and a third is you have to trigger them. To trump to do that behavior and too often in the in the kind of behavior change space, we ask people to do things that require either too much motivation or too much ability. So we say something like go to the gym four times a week and exercise for sixty minutes. Each time you go that takes a lot of motivation and some people may not even have the ability a really know how to do that where to get started so forth so Dr Fog says, well, motivation is hard to change. Your motivation waxes and wanes on a daily basis on an hourly basis, we can't really change somebody's motivation that easily what you can do is changed the behavior you're asking them to do to make it easier. You can change the ability to perform the action, and so the idea is if you take a behavior like washing your teeth and you break it down to the smallest tiniest thing that somebody could possibly do like floss one tooth and you ask them to do that they can actually do. That very easily, it doesn't take a lot of motivation is very quick to do, and if they do that and you celebrate the fact that they did it, you can help them build what we call success momentum, and then they're going to feel better about going to the next step and try something harder and so in our entire approach to behavior change, we break behaviors down into their simplest most basic action we ask people to do that would trigger then and then when they do it we. Reward them make them successful. We give them social status. They might get some kind of points or some kind of reward, and then we ask them to do something harder the next time around and stuff feedback loop that builds up momentum, and it changes behavior in a very sustainable way in a very habitual way, which is really the key to behavior changes creating habits.
Dr. Richard A. Van Etten: Cancer
"Please welcome to the show Dr Rick van how you doing. Thank you very much Andrew and Brittany I greatly appreciate the opportunity to be able to come and talk to your talk your listeners today. Yeah. Well, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to us. So we're GONNA be talking about obviously cancer and how you can prevent cancer do your best to prevent it. But as I mentioned in the Intro, most likely someone knows someone who's had cancer or they've had cancer themselves even it's pretty it seems like it's touches a lot of people but can you kind of tell me how many people does cancer impact on a yearly basis? Well. Thank you for the question Andrew. The lifetime risk of getting cancer is approaching thirty eight or thirty, nine percent. So more than one in three Americans will get cancer during their lifetime. So that explains what you said that basically almost everybody is either been personally. Involved with cancer knows a close family member or a loved one that's been stricken by cancer. So some of the statistics nationwide in the United States, there's about one point seven million people diagnosed each year with cancer. And they'll be about unfortunately six hundred thousand Americans will die every year of cancer. Here in Orange County it's interesting that cancer has overtaken cart diseases, the number one killer, and as soon gonNA happen nationwide. So a very very. Prevalent disease what kind of has led to what's led to that trajectory? Why is that happening? Well, actually the the the death rate from cancer has been falling and it's been falling significantly over the past fifteen or twenty years, which is a success basically for the research that's gone into it through the National Cancer Institute and other mechanisms. But the fact that cancer is now the number one killer has actually also reflected progress in cardiovascular disease. So doing which used to be the number one killer. So we're doing a better job at preventing. Heart disease through the things that you know about treatment of the risk factors like high lipids, blood pressure, diabetes et CETERA. Right? Interesting. Okay. All right. So we got some work to do on the cancer and Kinda catch up. And, that generally, like I mentioned usually happens through education funding, which we'll talk about in a little bit What types of cancers are the most prevalent today? I know that you specialize are a believe in like blood cancers by what are the most prevalent that people run into so we can talk both about incidents, which is the new diagnosis that we have each year and prevalence, which is the number of people living with the disease at any given time. But the top four in both categories are pretty similar. So there's breast cancer which obviously predominantly affects women but also can affect men. Then there's lung cancer there's prostate cancer which obviously is a male cancer and the last one is colorectal cancer. Those are the big four. Close on their heels are diseases like skin cancer and melanoma that's particularly relevant for Orange County where we have two hundred and eight, hundred, ninety days per year rate. And after that come some blood cancers that I specialize in, which is mainly things like leukemia lymphoma and Myeloma Okay. What kind of leads to these types of cancers occurring out of those top four that you mentioned, what? What's the biggest contributor to people getting? Is it? Is it just genetics you got bad genes or something in your lifestyle or in your the world around you I guess causing it. So they're. Probably, equal contributions both from genetics and from lifestyle. Okay. When I say genetics I mean the cancer is principally in the opinion of a lot of primarily a genetic disease in the cancer cells have acquired mutations that contribute to their malignant or cancerous phenotype, their ability to grow and attack the body. Most of those mutations are acquired in other words they happened just within the cancer cell and they're not inherited. So you don't get them from your mother or your father. Now there are exceptions there are well defined cancer susceptibility syndromes the most the one that may be most familiar to your listeners is the bracket jeans Brca which segregating families particularly people, of Ashkenazi, Jewish descent that are inherited either from your mother or your father, and greatly increase your risk for developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer so that the risk for women who doesn't ever bracken gene mutation is about one about eleven percent or one in nine during your lifetime. If you inherit one of these genes, it's virtually almost everybody will get breast cancer ninety percent risk over your lifetime. So, this cancer susceptibility syndromes are very important the need. For instance when there's a new cancer diagnosis, you need to take a careful family history and in some cases be referred to a genetic counselor to determine whether testing family members is indicated. Yeah. Well, that's interesting that you bring that up because my wife actually we went through that process, and so she was found her mother had breast cancer and through that process they found out, she had the bracket gene Brac to and then and so my wife decided because they kind of give you choice like do you want to get screened? Do you not like you kind of have? Do you want to know more or or like not and stay naive to it I guess and so what I've discovered, we went through it and is interesting out of the split my wife got it and her sister didn't so the fifty, fifty there and. It. Seems like. It's I think my opinion is it's good to know because now they're just more aggressively screening her and is that typically the case when you find out about something like that, you're more your screened even more regularly than the average person should be. That's right. A change basically changes the surveillance. In it not to make it more complicated. But there are some genes like the broncos where the penetrates which means that the chance of actually getting breast cancer. If you have the have, the mutation is very high I think there it's pretty straightforward to decide whether to get screened. Right. There are other mutations that can be inherited that don't increase the risk that much increase it above the background, but it's not nearly as high and there it's more complicated to try to decide what to do about that. But. My advice to your listeners is to seek the advice of a NCI cancer center in a a qualified genetic counselor. Those are the people best qualified to help guide you through that decision making process right? Right. When you're going through like you said they ramp up the screening process if you had the genetic mutation but how does how did we get to discovering these genetic mutations I? It sounds like you kind of have somewhat of a background like you discovered or help discover this protein that was causing leukemia right and. How does that process even work? How do we make these discoveries? How do you make these? Discovery I was involved in is one of these acquired mutations not inherited, but it came about from studies done many many years ago actually nineteen sixty that showed that patients with this particular type of leukemia had an abnormal chromosome in their blood cells. And when to make a very long story short when that was tracked down, it was shown that the chromosome was actually an a Barrett. That was acquired in these cancer cells that lead to the expression of this abnormal protein. And that protein. Hasn't is an enzyme which means that it has a ability to catalyze chemical reactions. Okay and that particular reaction stimulated the growth of those blood cancer cells. So. That led a drug company, which is today is no artis to develop us a drug a small molecule inhibited the action of that protein. And that That drug which has the trade name GLIVEC revolutionized the treatment of that leukemia so that in the past everybody died of this leukemia, unless you had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Today everybody takes a drug likely. And most people go into remission and when they do, they have normal age adjusted life expectancy. That's example would that's Therapy likely that can do to cancer right? So does this all come from these discoveries? Does it come from just? Tons of data over decades like this one you're saying, it came from research started in the sixties and this didn't have until the early nineties. Is that right or wealth the the The structure of the protein was discovered. I'm saying Circa Nineteen, eighty-four which I got involved. The drug development efforts took place shortly thereafter I'm and the was FDA approved in two thousand one. So it's been on the market now for almost nineteen years I and there are many many other efforts in other cancers that are parallel parallel that. The thing that's happened today is because of our new technology and the genomics and the ability to determine, for instance, the genome sequence very quickly that's accelerated the progress that we can make. So what took forty years from sixty two to the drug being approved now can be done in a couple of years. Wow. Everything's happening much much faster. That's awesome. That's great news for those of US living right now.
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"richard. it" Discussed on LadyGang
"Y okay. Good comment like cut many. When you say you kidding me with that comment that dumb comment and there was like he's the right you'll the fire. Thanks in Mauritius in Marissa's defense. He did handle that awkward moment with Denise huxtable and really well at that dinner yeah he did he was like what are you talking about? Oh thanks that was a great explanation. Mo was nice. Yeah yeah it was so awkward. It was so awkward and actually I mean it was even more awkward but we can only show so much episodes. Otherwise we'd have you know a five hour special special. We're okay we're at right time for for okay. Last question comes from anonymous S. She says years ago in College I snooped on my boyfriend's IPAD. I saw that he'd been locked into some sexual chat room site earlier that day. No personal information exchanged at all just straight into dirty talk in basically talking out porn scene. I was unsure how I felt but decided to move on in forgive. It's been near sense but sometimes still pops in my head and makes me feel unsure. What are your thoughts in? What would you do if you're in? My shoes is an answer this one I will. I don't care I would never be able to keep that inside ever. It would just bester and explode. Nightmare would never be able to keep that in again. I wouldn't have to get it out and talk about that yet. It's a weird thing. I mean we've talked about like porn before I don't personally think it's bad or your partner as genetic but if you're engaging in it and becoming part the STAR The star of your own movie then that's where it gets weird but I think it would create jealousy like insect. I to social media is horrible. Horrible horrible and that kind of thing. You know my husband like he doesn't even know how the whole thing works like it'd be like how to it puts this here and how do I you know my girls and I wanted to show him everything and like one time I like going through his thing and I think we'll see here that I'd say the Plus Ninety nine for the DMZ I don't I don't ever look at those because it's there there's a lot of them when you're on TV show. So I don't look at them. So I'm looking at. It's like you're so hot. Do you WANNA up here. And it's an ad is so disgusting and I was blocked blocked back talk you and Mike. Meanwhile men women are ruth like women do that more than men I think. Oh yeah like. There's not guys messaging you be like it's so weird. Like why do women do that? Two men who are on TV. It's so weird. I Have John. The Queen of that all the time when I was single time. Like men with wives now not no not men with wives just like like see him on the show and they're like right a message and they've sent pictures and I'm like I don't get anything like not like women you get that top expert. Gay Guy that you know. Say Hi will you know what's Nice comments get now? They are ruthless. Women are very. It's so weird because like I said I grew up with all women and I have all daughters been never ever ever ever. I mean across my mind not to me the lowest dirtiest most discussing a problem with that and some people believe it like there was a long time. I believe that if I message Baxter boy that he would leave his wife and marry me. Note Amy I want it that way. You know like sorry around. There was where I was like. Brian's definitely gonNA come off to your Allen like come to my hometown Mary me right. Know because that's how we feel about television. I Guess Yeah I duNno funny. Listen cow were so excited. Of course. You're already watching. But if you're not watching real housewives of Beverly Hills comes on Wednesdays on Bravo at eight seven central you can follow Kyle at Cal Richards. Eighteen to find out all of her going on and we just like just be gentle with yourself. You know what I mean. Don't worry it's not real life but you're lovely and you're so loved right back ask. I'm fragile if people have watched you for ten years and you've had nothing but grace and people know your hearts in a good place so it's a tough time now but I. I'm rooting for you. I appreciate that. Thank you ladies. Amazing you thank you and we will see and next day thanks for listening and make sure to rate and review this podcast. Wherever you go your podcast we have new episodes lady gang. Every Tuesday and Thursday follow us on social media at the Lady Gang Follow US personally at Kelsey. Most importantly at Becca and at Jack panic the late again network is produced by wills. Sterling Steve delegator hurston Woodward and Elizabeth bakeware thinks.
"richard. it" Discussed on Floodlines
"Spend a lot of time recently thinking about a man. I don't know much about. I don't know what he looked like. I Don I old he was. I don't know where he was born where he died. What I do know is his name Richard. He was enslaved and he was on last island in eighteen. Fifty six last island yield. Then yeah back. Then they spoke French in southern Louisiana and that island was about as far south as it got. Last island was a resort place. Where everybody who was anybody went for the cool salt breeze the wealthy of America save accuracy will go there in the summer to have balls parade down the promenade. Relax behind their leisure was a hand of slave power. That ran everything a little bit more about the man who own Richard. Thomas Mill was a Frenchman. He ran a sugar plantation out in the by you. Milton his family to their mansion last island that summer on August knife Saturday night they danced in the grand ballroom local hotel but on Sunday. Look down into the waves and felt the bracing winds approach. The storm was coming that night. The wind grew stronger. The science of last island panicked impact themselves into a hotel but Richard was worried. He tried to convince a master and his family leave their mansion and take shelter and stable but they refused the storms. I approached waves got higher and higher. The surge of water to storm pushed ahead of it race to the islet. It hit like a tidal wade through it. All Richard Brave the storm in a stable his only companion. That night was an old horse. The next morning the only building still standing last island was at stable rigid in the old horse. It made it. Many other. Folks aren't so lucky about half of the people known to be there died. Richard found his masters as daughter bleeding from a head wound and deliver her to safety. She was the only member of our family. On last island survive. As far as we know Ridge was the only person to enslave who survived Everything we know about Richard Comes from a newspaper interviewed daughter. He saved the story of last island became a sensation across America. Sensational in part because of who died in the eighteen fifty s southern Louisiana had the highest concentration of millionaires in the country last island hurricane and killed a lot of them the idea of doomed grand balls in final patterns of the Plantation Aristocracy and was also tragic and romantic. But I don't really care about that. I just can't stop thinking about Richard. The last island hurricane was a category four storm when it hit it's been called the first great storm in recorded history of Louisiana. It seems like every generation has won eighteen ninety three nineteen fifteen nineteen forty seven each with their stories and their myths each with Richards. The last big storm New Orleans Hurricane Betsy nineteen sixty five and then for forty years. It was quite turning into a monster of a store in the very angry seems to be taken responsibility from the Atlantic..
"richard. it" Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"There's much pointing in the opposite new in. No I guess the biggest threat would be you know we. We had a hundred years of economic and monetary policy prosperity to wear that all all the government's wrecking right and all of the central banks were acting right right but that seems very unlikely. Oh yeah does they're trying to. I don't know it seems like it's just a long road. Go from where we went to where we are now. And it's GonNa be crazier to see the mania when this thing touch twenty thousand again here in the next few years if you are. I can't believe it because not dead. So I don't know is just I. I can't imagine being in your shoes news and still holding it together for being this right. I guess that's what it is. Well I mean for me. Bitcoin is just a huge validation for libertarian philosophy. So that's kind of why I'm so so thrilled about it. And then you know the the new markets that it opens up the new business models making micro transactions actually actually possible. That's been a huge dream for a lot of people for a very long time. That's what really excites me. More than just the price going up a banking the under banks. I think people are still trying to do that. since you are looking at Hey payday loan people. That can't have a checking account. They get preyed upon quite a bit if you gotta go to check cashing place. The fees are ridiculous. If you you start getting payday loans the fees ridiculous. The interest rates are should be criminal I don't understand why they're not that it makes it puts you in a worse position than you were before hand. said there's no way could pave the original loans because it was so much unless you're really in a circumstance where it's the one off scenario of all. I'm actually going to have the money. I need to pay his back soon. Instead of I have no other options as the only thing I can do and I'm not going to have options for the future so I'm just going to be debt or make my life worse. Technology Ruin your credit so now you can never ever get a house you're stuck renting forever and that's just the. US Go ahead to now. Now I was gonNA find a question but now saying the. US like like we're all we have things going pretty well in terms of financial services within the US. It could be much better for sure. But there's a tremendous amount of places around the world. Since bitcoin is not jurisdictional that could potentially help. People will live their lives in a much more stable way or have access the services that they couldn't have access to to build businesses on a global scale. That all the stuff really really offers up. I think that's one of the main reasons. Why is that? It allows people to potentially pursue lives that they never would have been able to pursue beforehand and just based on being able to use his technology. Like it's it's a agree one of those things like imagine like your coder and some rural underprivileged area. There's no local market kit for you at all and if if you have access the Internet you may not have be able to get a bank account or any of the associated things so that people can why are you money or pay you appropriately but you can certainly provide services across the world just could never get paid for those services in any way that's useful to you but with with with crypto currencies. It's very easy to set up shop. Get paid in those currencies and make a substantial living with Relative to your local community and then give give back to the community with that their wealth or just provide for yourself and your family. Yeah definitely and there's services like Mechanical Turk where it's not not even really that technical is just if you use a computer and you can transcribe some stuff or follow basement strikes on you make money. Yeah Yep Mechanical Turk Turk now would onslaught of people you pay you. Pay Them to do simple tasks on the Internet and they will do simple tasks Internet for very large very small amounts of money in gist. Would counselors is a simple task. Fill out the survey I'd imagine they'd been employed to send emails or like certain types of comments or for I know one thing. It was a video imaging processing company that when the AI it was below a certain threshold they would send it to a mechanical Turk. So that for instance like they could the person the number thirty three on this picture von instead of dealing with what the I A confidence interval was so if it was below a certain threshold. Couldn't quite figure it out you would think batch to be kept Pushed it and then the result of go back to the end user wanting to know what number was in this picture. It's it's an unending amount of things you can do with Mega Turk because it's just people on computers doing whatever you ask them to. Can you fix we compete. Lets you okay. I don't think so I'm not planning anything I just. I wanted to know. What what are you asking that question for equality talk get fixed wikipedia pages or is that me? I don't mean fix says unlike a wikipedia pages broken fixes in like Vegas style. There's several things I need history to know forever. That's all I don't know where you're going with that one. I need history to know that Kim Kardashian is a porn star. I need to know things even back in that horse for out L.. Now it's been almost going on two decades damage. There's lots of things I need is to read the no and I wanna just make sure what pedia stay. Stay the way I needed to stay all then. Why don't you go on that adventure and come back and tell us how that works out? Go I'M GONNA make my life's work now. I got a question for you. How did you find us at? Why did you decide to join because you spend you? Spent a decent amount of time in the slack contributing Guy Quality content to us and we definitely appreciate that. I would like to make sure that people though that it's a place people can't go to ask questions. Russians learn more and talk with other types of people. Like how did you. What made you decide to join? Ah Being on slack is probably the number one thing because I'm already on slack for work and and and other stuff so it was just one more channel to add. It's pretty easy. DISCHORD is kind of the same way for me. I hang out in a couple of different dischord channels But what really attracted me to. The conversation was just how knowledgeable eligible everyone is in that channel and how open you are to the talking to New People and trying to educate people in the space It's twitter under can be pretty toxic so I try to avoid that stuff and in general I I've really kept a low profile and I'm Kinda only coming out in the open. Just because as of the Mice Association with Sixteen Thirty Eight digital. It's you know it's in my interest now to the tell people my history whereas I was I could have been comfortable just staying on other radar Dr Indefinitely so this is really the first incentive to kind of you know shout out to the world. Hey I I once had a bunch of Bitcoin You know please please don't kidnap me once. I once had a bunch of bitcoin. Once they're a lesson in a boating accident there. We definitely appreciate the conversation you bring to the table. And and how non-inflammatory the conversations that's getting people to see like what it was like like back in the day and how it's changed and reasonable dialogue on where things can go how they work and so on and so forth is always welcome. Thanks thanks for bringing that as long as you don't go into that politics in there. I WANNA moderate right. You would have moderated politics show. I've muted. I don't even. I don't even participate in that channel. It's just I I think yeah. I went in there for or day and I was like yeah. I can't do that every day. I can't I can't stay away from it But yeah thanks for joining in the slag man is. It's a you're definitely helping out there and like you said if you're listening to this right now pool over your car please get a car accident. Join the Slack Channel Join the conversation. There's lots of really knowledgeable people in there from like wide like so many different disciplines winds on we all just Kinda come kicking in talk about all kinds of stuff so and more questions Richard It's what sells about anything you want. Shell tell us about sixteen thirty eight digital joining. Tell people like where to go. What's new things like that sure? Yeah sixteen thirty eight digital. It's the Blockchain Fund it's a two twenty fund to the management fee and twenty is the incentive. NFC So if we make your money then we keep twenty percent of that and We are partnered with Jim. And I and KRAKEN FOR CUSTODY Warren Everett for counting Trident. Trust for Legal compliance It's a it's a really great group of Local People that I've known for many years They they already had a previous fund that they made about four hundred percent for their investments Investors in a and that was really good timing mainly they got in around two thousand and then got out somewhere in November twenty eighteen and The they already had everything in place except for the technical stuff so they have the portfolio manager. They have the business the Steph Guy. They just really needed the technical stuff to help them evaluate coins other than Bitcoin. So that's where I come in and I try to help figure out how to these. Tokens Tokens accrue value. Which one of them make sense in? which ones are the scams? That's not an easy job because there's a lot of them now. Maybe not I take that back. It's pretty easy to spot things that aren't going to work very well or teamed can't provide it. Yeah I'd give him give him the trademark. All right man Do you you need anymore. no kidding intimidators less Can you describe bitcoin digital money Scottish. I'd say over time the ability of people to condense what Bitcoin is into a very few words has gotten way better way better. I remember we first question like we got like paragraphs paragraphs like no one could ever do it. It was impossible for anyone to say anything that was coherent in less than thirty words at now. Everyone's like it's digital money. What would you say? That's a good guess we're coalescing we're coalescing around a narrative as opposed to like whatever people see a future. I don't now yeah I look forward to the day where You know I go up and talk to someone and I'm like Oh you're using bitcoin. I love Bitcoin in there. Like Jeff I like money to like money. They're they just like what's the big deal. There's no dollar clubs. Yeah I guess that would be like when you're talking about. It's your kids so one day you'll like around before there wasn't bitcoin like around four money. What are you talking about GRANDPA? Shut the fuck up. It's very huma a semi. That's exactly what pasta to me. He was like why are you so crazy about money is just money and I was like not shut up old man the conversation it all right. Well thanks for stopping by. Thanks for Cotinine the hang out and slack and And Good Luck. You guys are. Knock everything at a ballpark with you. Know how much experience it sounds like you guys are working with and you a specific perfect experience in the industry I think now especially is feeling like a really good time. So Yeah yeah thanks Dan Aw and..
"richard. it" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"A Plan Adelaide. I really believe the Akkad fix the problem with teachers across this country. And I will tell you that it's actually a pretty a simple plan and in that is is imagine if we drew a line and we say this is the salary land for a brand new teacher sure and that salary land was the same anywhere else in the United States of America. The only difference between a teacher in West Virginia and a teacher California is obviously. There's a cost of living allowance. The you know you have to deal with because it's a lot more expensive in California than it is in West Virginia. But if you had a wine and the basic starting salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree little high for master's degree would be this level and it's not the poverty land been. Maybe maybe we would keep our teachers in locations like West. Virginia that has a hard time maintaining -taining teachers in science technology English math Spanish. Things like that. Maybe they would be willing to stay here and live in the place where they grew grew up if we were able to actually pay them a decent salary you know we always you talked to lawyers and doctors and you say why do you make so much money. The the first thing they say is what I'm merit so much. Educate you know American salary because of my education but yet most teachers have a master's degree plus forty five and it's okay for them believing poverty. We can solve that problem and stop having teachers in areas where it's really hard to maintain teachers teachers. We can actually keep those teachers in those areas. You know right now. We got places around here where the Spanish teacher is. The assistant wrestling coach and God bless the assistant wrestling coach for stepping up to the plate. But the reason why he has to do that is because our actual Spanish instructor instructor so a little grass greener on the other side of the border and ran off the Ohio or Kentucky or Virginia. West Virginia's struggling greatly lightly and we need to make sure that we keep our teachers and of course West Virginia is always under attack in the education world. They're doing analogy the last legislative session and I guarantee they're going to try it again this one since the teachers strike. Do you think that more people in West Virginia have sort of woken up to the problem and understand the need to pay teachers better. I think that people do understand that. But you know so people have got to start really looking at these leadership and what I mean by that is at the end of the teachers strike. Our would have been my life. We were going to have a blue wave in West Virginia. That was gonNA take back the Senate the House we were GonNA absolutely go blue. Get in West Virginia. We didn't we didn't go blew it. All we went more red. You know we can pick up a couple of seats in the house. I mean in the Senate the House note because because we had a governor who absolutely at personally think is a horrible human being but our governor had a little event can't where he pulled all of the Republicans and handing all standing behind him and of course during the teacher strike everyone of those Republicans spoke negatively about the teachers teachers. They they told lies and send the teach- some of them say they were assaulted by teachers. They said that the the teachers destroying the restrooms in the in the capital. All kinds on stuff. They tried to do to paint the teachers in a negative light. So here we are getting ready to go into the mid terms and all the sudden. The governor has this event re the all all these Republicans standing behind him and all those Republicans all got anywhere from AC- to an AF. Most of them got F- ratings during tasers by the teachers rated everybody. I was the only one to get an a plus on the Senate side but yet all the other Republicans got APPs. Now they're standing in behind Jim Justice at Jim Justice. Says if you guys keep these people in office and you vote for him again i WanNa get you another pay raise and unfortunately really. Nobody thought we'd got a governor. That's about as underhanded as you can get if you WANNA know he's lying just look and see if he's lips. Removing because of his lips are moving that line but they fell for it and they reelected all these Republicans and then the the the legislative session started Jordan. And everybody's talking about going to be another pay raise for teachers. But they didn't tell the teachers that they were also GonNa Throw Charter schools into into that pay rates beal. So if you want to pay raise you also vote for charter. Schools Charter. Schools take away from public school and make no mistake about our public. Schools are already struggling as it is but now all of a sudden you're gonNA see charter schools public. Oh by the way one of the things that we're not stipulated in the charter school. Beal was that these legislators should not be a win win the medical marijuana B- oh come out part of that saying that anybody that was participating in voting was not allowed to benefit from medical cannabis. We couldn't go out and get licenses to do the growing throwing all this up which I'm fine with but they didn't do that for charter schools right now. You've got charter schools going in and who's owning. WHO's purchasing these schools some of these legislators? They're the ones that are going to.
"richard. it" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"This SYS- Kelly with two brads talking politics. Part of the dumb cast family of podcasts. And I am today with Richard Ojeda. Hello Richard Doing Great Tower you. I'm doing great so I think a lot of people probably at least somewhat know who you are but maybe just to sort of set the stage for a little bit. Tell me a little a bit about Your your background your time in the State Senate in West Virginia well. I grew up in Logan County West. Virginia and I entered the military after graduation. I spent twenty four years in the military and I served with some of the most amazing leaders that I think Anyone could serve with and when I retired from the military I was absolutely devastated at what I saw when I returned home to the place that I grew up in and realize that that the leaders that I had served within the military were not like the leaders that I found when I got home and what I mean by that is i. I found a bunch of people that had their hand in the cookie jar. Making plenty of money while everybody else was struggling. There was a lot of things that you could tell. Were not being addressed. I though were serious issues so I decided to start challenging these folks and and that's what I did. I ran for state Senate at an and two days prior to winning my seat. I was lured away from a political gathering of from a person that wanted some bumperstickers and I ended up getting hit in the back of the head with a pipe and roll over when I was unconscious and they broke eight bones in my face with brass knuckles. They pretty much knew that that. If I didn't die on that Creek Bank would be the next state senator and two days later At one mass Senate race from the Emergency Room of Charleston Area Medical Medical Center as a state senator in my first legislative session. I was told to not even think of pushing the medical cannabis cannabis bill but I went ahead and told them that I could care less what they thought that. I thought this was something that the people of my state desperately needed and I got the people behind me and in my first legislative session I was able to make West Virginia. The twenty state to become legal for medical cannabis the very next legislative legislative session. It was my speech that lit the match on the teacher. Strike that spread across the country. So I'm very proud of the of the things games that I was able to do. While in a while as a state senator. I think that I was able to fight to get corrections not one but two pay raises. This and I brought a lot of things to light and I fought a lot of a pretty tough fights but these were things that needed to be a fought even though some of them are lost sometimes. Sometimes you have to steal get in the fight. Even if you know that you're a you're you know you're probably not one to come out victorious but you gotta you gotTa let people know that it's a fight that needs to be fought and so speaking of that you ran for Congress in twenty eighteen gene and although you didn't win the election you managed to swing that district quite alike. You talk a little bit about that. Well you know when we decided to run for Congress. RECE- We pretty much knew that it was going to be up. You'll battle it was like an are plus fifty four pretty much impossible for someone to run as a Democrat Democrat but like I said I think that you know it doesn't matter I'm used to being the underdog I've always been the underdog so we fought that battle and we were able to turn more red votes blue than any congressional race in the country. We were number one out of four hundred thirty. Five races is in turning red boats blue but we still lost because you know this was an area and the truth is is actually winning. I was up by seven points and then of course donald trump come down here and fired everybody back up again you know and I ended up losing the race but once again you know we we did everything right. You know my opponent. They kept her away from the microphone. There was a lot of things that were done. My medical records were stolen from the. Va a by people that worked at the Va.. So you know. We're in the middle of of that situation right now as well where the main person that stole. Medical records is actually goal. It is actually going to be sentenced in January. But you know we fought. We fought the good fight Sadly the next day after my congressional race Saluto Washington DC. And I was on a show called the he'll rising and a woman approached me and she said you don't know me but I work for the Republicans Looki- and she told me that it was her responsibility to keep my opponents out of the view and the eyes of anybody that had a microphone because they knew if if she actually spoke than people would not vote for so they kept her silenced and the only thing she ever did it was basically say I'll do whatever donald trump once and unfortunately in southern West Virginia. That's all it took to basically have people. Oh jump and caster votes towards her. So what do you think was sort of the the reason that you were successful in getting so many voters I flip like. What's the you know? I think when people think of West Virginia they think of this red state I grew up in Ohio and I think of West Virginia as a union unstaged should be a democratic state. So what what's going on there. Why why this sort of disconnect between what may be we think it should be in? How are you able to flip voters well first off? The Democrats had control of West Virginia for eighty some years. And I tell people all the time you know how come. The Democrats lost power because they sucked you know. Just because person says he's a Democrat doesn't mean he's truly Democrat when I ran for Congress and when I ran for Senate Iran because I'm a real Democrat it and when I say Real Democrat with that means is I want to take care of our elderly. I want to take care of our veterans veterans. If I want to send you someplace break you than it's my responsibility to fix you when you come home. I stand with unions. I believe that the working class citizens citizens deserve to have a seat at the table. Because of you don't have a secret to table then. The chances are you are on the menu. And that's a fact. We need to support unions with everything and I the top person they will fight right to work legislation to the day. I die and I also believe that a Democrat helps people who live in poverty to you. Elevate themselves out of poverty with a hand up not necessarily a handout. And that's what a real Democrat is the next what I preach when I go from point to point B. and and people see that and they know that I'm speaking the truth and that's why people are more in tune to listen to what I have to say because they know that it's from the heart Richard Trudeau Jetta never wants pushed one single beal as a state senator. The put a single penny in my pocket. It's not about that. That was not what my the plan was. When I become a state senator and unfortunately we have a lot of people in the state the run for office because they look at it as nothing more than an the annual paycheck? And that's not what we need in West. Virginia we are struggling state that needs real leadership to step up and put West Virginia on a decent path. And Right now we've had nothing but people who have been all too willing to roll over and sale our state to the highest bidder. And that's got to stop so I saw that you had talked about a proposal. That lobbyists should have body cameras on.
"richard. it" Discussed on CharVision
"Good evening all my shire visionaries. How are you guys doing? Are you doing with your Christmas shopping. And you're Hannukah Giannakou shopping. I think I'm done although I forget things and then last minute I I just do things last minute anyway. But I've got I didn't have a lot to do though but Sunny got a new collar. See how pretty. He's Mr Christmas boy. Anyway I'm okay so if you want to give a present you can pre order. The Universe is calling you my new book you can pre-order it. I don't know when you'll get it though. I can't say it'll be under the Christmas tree. But but if they back order it you might as well order it now because WE WANNA make sure everybody reads it. Because I'm very proud of it and I'm honored that I was able to go with Saint Saint Martin's press. They're big publishers New York and they actually were the publishers of my very first book questions from US answers from heaven. And what's so so interesting. Is that my editor then is now running the whole place. She's like a big shot. So and guess what Tony's back. Hi Tony Sweet Hello. It's so good to see you. Welcome back appreciate it. That'd be back. Tony was swimming with the dolphins. So Tony. I wanted to tell you and I want to tell everybody that. On December eighteenth people can watch me on on access daily. There's like three access Hollywood so this access daily and that and we did man on the street readings at Universal Studios Hollywood and they went. They were really good. Yeah there were really really fun if I do say so myself and I love meeting people. I love just meeting people and in the they're not produced they're just so organic and it's just so exciting so so and then I'm GonNa do school for psychics. I think on the eighteenth more on that thank you and then the nineteenth. I'm going to be on E- pop daily two days in a row not one but two. Yeah to guess what they're in the same building in Burbank. How weird is or Lankershim was at Burbank? The bank pretty much universal. It's universal city. I don't know. GPS your miss pupular. Yeah it yes I am that okay so L. A.. Traffic's crazy right. Now so my guest is on. Its way on his way. He's going to be here but I wanted to talk. Doc about how devastating the homeless problem is. It's crazy Tony. Do you have some photos or there so all I know some of you are listening to this on audio. By the way today's December thirteenth Friday the thirteenth two thousand nineteen. Don't walk walk under any ladders or don't let any black cats go in front of you and knock on wood and do all that stuff but anyway so some of you won't be seeing this if you're just listening to the audio portion of this but there are tents in rows and rows of tens of homeless people and it's just so heartbreaking and and and it's been raining and it's cold old and there are organizations that are are doing their best to help the homeless. Wow look at that one. Is that the one where there's like fifty tents do you know about this. There's there's one I saw the news. There's fifty tents and the the city moves them every so often because they're not allowed to stay in one place too long but they help each other. They're like almost like a Commun- well it's I mean you've I've been here a long time. I've been here eighteen years and it's got it's gotten so used to just pretty much be downtown. You would see some homeless every once in a while in Hollywood or West Hollywood that now in the valley anywhere. It's every bridge every side road on my way here on my way here I was going under the bridge judge and under the freeway and there were about four tenths and garbage bags piled up ends but these people can't help. It cannot help a lot of mental illness. You know people say it's drugs it's mostly mental. It and I did take drugs to just kind of deal well to cope to cope with it. Yeah because they just can't they can't I mean I I don't Oh I don't know how I can't imagine having to live like that and handle it but So the I've I've got Richard a you coming on today. And he's he's been on before he's with Project Angel Food and the Great Everything about Richard's organization is that they feed the hungry and so and they they work a lot with HIV the elderly early and and it it helps prevent people from becoming homeless because they can pay the rent. They may not happy able to pay for food and rent but they can pay their rent and Do you watch to arch. NBC local full news in L. A.. I don't okay well I do and They've got A food drive on on now where they want. I think they're they like the you you you go to Ralph's or food for less. I did this last week and you give them you take one of the boxes and you give them as much money as you can afford and five dollars feeds almost twenty people and this is for Christmas. This is just for Christmas. I mean it's one meal it's not not like it's GonNa feed them every day and then twenty dollars feeds forty people almost forty people and then an NBC is partnering with Ralphs and Food for less and then they're giving some of their NBC hats out Out and bottled water and stuff so at least there's an opportunity to try to help what's going on and also Oh. I forgot that guy's name at the laugh factory but he feeds all the laugh factory's feed the homeless of are you. Are you googling looking at it up real quick. What's his name Forgot it must must mass up Masai man. No I mean look here dude like owner of the laugh factory. Okay that I can do anyway They Jamie Masada. Yeah Jamie Masada right so my friends. Stuart's going to beef feeding the homeless on Christmas Day Him. I said sewer can I come. He goes. I don't know they might be too busy. Oh okay they might be too busy but you know every community. I mean you guys is out there watching me from all over actually the world. We're getting people from Australia now and New Zealand. Gosh what happened in New Zealand with with volcanoes just so horrible but We're getting people from everywhere and every community has places of a over charities that you can Donate money to or if you can't tell me donate money. You can donate time. You know. It's it's it's something it if you can make time it's just it's the Pe- people are need and you know. We are all part of the Universal Energy of Oneness. We're all brothers and sisters and it doesn't matter what race we are what religion we are. We're we're all one of humanity and and and it. It's really important to try to help our fellow man because I don't know our worlds like just so it's it's just it's there's so much stress right now in our world I mean I I noticed that so. Many of my clients are more stress us than ever because of what's going on with the government and the impeachment and it you know it's just devastating and and so there there's higher stuff's levels so I noticed that this year people started celebrating Christmas at Halloween time. They needed it. We need it. Yeah we all we. We need a little Christmas Berry Yeah it it's It's really sad. It's it's it's devastating so Well I may add living with Tony Right now because has richards on his way and I'm sure he's trying to find a parking space because I could barely find a parking space when I was out there but we're going to talk about the Angel Food Project but you know now I am going to take callers today or it has got the phone lines are already full so keep keep trying to get in if you if you can't get through. Wow that's nice at the phone lines are full. Thank you guys for calling in. We had some good callers last week. Did you good good. Good good good. We always have good callers and then I also think that it's hard for people because they don't know how to think on their feet and they're looking for or one person for me to talk about instead of being open minded about everybody take call that what Psychic Amnesia were. Yeah they called Psychic Amnesia. But it's almost like doc. I'm going through the alphabet. ABC But you know but finally got this ladies Friend who crossed over over. But it's sad because her I don't know if it was our steps on her son. Somebody crossed over like at an untimely death. And it's it's just so hard and especially around this time of year you gotTa Miss Your Mom Oh Oh oh totally like. I said even though I was in Brazil on my fiftieth birthday birthday birthday -TUNI- but it was over. Thank you Dr who needs enemies. You really look like you're thirty nine. I get that also I got thirty eight thirty seven thirty nine you do you. You have no wrinkles. You're gorgeous I think you know and some of my husband Char's flirting with me. Yeah right But no I I missed. I missed her. Not Calling me on my birth. My Fiftieth Birthday. Especially because you you know she'd always call me and singing happy birthday. She was your first. How Yeah Right? Of course her first personnel here. I'm sure to hear her voice but yeah she always called them birthday and to sing me. Sing me matures. There's a lot of listeners out there now who are thinking about the holidays and thinking thinking about how they miss their parents their siblings their child whoever's crossed over the beauty about what we do though is that we know there's a spirit world and we know that we can communicate with them again and we know that they're only thought away. Oh Yeah I think signs You know I remember you telling me a looking to look for like butterflies and I've it's like especially in Brazil I saw in Brazil. Yeah I definitely saw crazy And you know I talked to her all time. I still talk sure it's good. It's it's important to talk to them because because the more we acknowledge them the more power gives them to acknowledge us uh-huh and to give us signs in. They learn to use their energy to connect with us because he's only been gone a little over a year so in eternal time. That's nothing the only other thing I've noticed a lot of people crossover to the spirit. World around December somber. Does she was November. Like either December or January. It's like I don't know y but you find a lot of people crossing over at this time. My mom did my mom over on December twenty first at at Grandma's birthday. That was your grandma's birthday. Well it was my mom's birthday into the spirit world and that was in one thousand nine hundred nine. Wow twenty years and there's a day that that goes by that I I I every day I think about her. Yeah I mean for me like you said it and I still pray for my mom and Dad I absolutely really do you know when we do the white light in the mirror. Dag I totally still pray for my loved ones in the spirit world because you WANNA make sure that they're still full thriving in a positive energy right that makes sense. Yeah they need as much as we do they do they do but they have the ability to help guide us and tell us things. In fact. I had a very vivid dream about about my mother this week. Really like a dream during a daydream or not say.
"richard. it" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Hi Everyone Sophia. Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where. They think they're still going. Today's guest is to Steal Richards. She is a national leader for women's rights and social and economic justice for more even a decade. She served as the President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and planned. Parenthood Action Fund was. She worked to increase foldable access to reproductive health healthcare and strengthened the Movement for sexual and reproductive rights. Seal is a hero.
"richard. it" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"First foremost I just want to say Richard. I don't think this this nervous to interview somebody. I've never owned a copy of someone's book for twenty years and then brought it to the interview to be signed. This is a first for me so I just WanNa say you know you're almost for me. A mythical figure and I've enjoyed listening to you over the years because you're sort of quite funny last night I I thought Oh. I'll revisit one of the SAM. Richard Live podcasts. And you're so funny and if you don't mind I'd like to. I make you a human before we talk about all your accomplish -CCOMPLISH work and your viewpoints on everything I see. You are a human in front of me according to a mythical figure they feel rather in your right Sirkin unethical do you watch. TV shows do you favorite TV shows. I I watch the recordings on net flicks and things like that. Yeah yeah same. Did you've been shows. Yes yes I binged Stephen Fry because I was giving him. I think all the Richard Dawkins award which which we give every year and this year. I binged injured Ricky Jehovah's for exactly the same reason And I love them both. Always opposite to each other in Stephen Fry's of Bain and cultivated rickie is kind of beyond the pale in many respects Equally funny I did not see the fry one but we loved the as one and obviously he is a brother in arms in the Kinda theus as well. Yeah he does a very good job of been honest stating his point of view and then putting a real nice comedic emetic spin on it. So it's Kinda digestible spoons. Full of sugar approach precisely right exactly what he does. Okay good so you watch television. Also you have a very unique childhood hood in that you were born in Kenya's do I have that correct. Yes it's not so unique for British people of my age. Actually if pretty common in where I went to school it seemed like about half. The boys are born in Africa or India. Oh really is for the younger listeners and myself truly that only exists the kind of colonial. Oh Africa that only exists in hemingway books or you know it's kind of a bygone era. Yes and it went gone very suddenly as well disappeared very quickly. Oh Oh really kind of overnight. Now what precipitated that I think just change Harold. McMillan called the wind of change. It was just a very very swift political movement. Yeah ah mean rather analogous to the way the gay movement in this country with very very swiftly transformed things turn things upside down in historical view. It happened in one and second. Yes right that's what we're hoping to do with atheism. I mean that because the present atheists are not able to enjoy food hold membership of society. Really they can't get it get elected. It's very difficult to get elected. And what we're hoping is that we can emulate the gay community you did and almost overnight historical terms transform things one hurdle I can immediately imagine is that there is a built-in sympathy for a group. That is so obviously excommunicated and it comes with such a price tag on the familial relationships and same with the civil rights movements that I've never seen atheist blasted the streets with fire hoses so we lack a little bit of sympathy. Does that get in our away with. It would be nice to think we get sympathy. I think we would get sympathy but for the extraordinary bizarre idea that you need to believe in a higher power in order to to be good and this rather dramatically shows itself in the fact that they don't mind whether it's wrong guard right as long as any God will do If you morality morality yeah when you think of anyone who currently is spending a great deal time in Church or dedicating a big portion of their life to their chosen religion all of them currently would look back on the Greeks in just laugh at the notion of Zeus and someone taking a chariot and rising the sun and that becomes very laughable and dismissable and yet that same ones can't really be applied to their own that's right. I've sometimes asked ancient historians in my college college at Oxford whether the Greeks really did believe in their gods the seems to be yes or at least they were sacrificed to the and they would pray to them And they would attribute misfortune or fortune to them whether they really believe there was a god called Helius who actually got up in the morning and drove of his chariot across the sky. I find that actually pretty hard to believe especially when you consider that simultaneous to that you're seeing the birth of democracy the birth of geometry. You're seeing like enormous leaps forward in the foundation of what is now science. Yeah yes of whether Plato and Aristotle really believed in I mean they talked about the gods but I suspect it may be somewhat in the same sort of way as Einstein. Yeah didn't believe in God but he used God language as a kind of metaphor for that which we don't understand and so when socrates you said something like do morals come from the gods the gods cover them worldwide if it was yeah. I'm not sure he really meant the gods where he was just using kind of language that his audience would understand Dan. Yeah I completely agree with. It is funny because you'll see people. co-opt Einstein quotes to serve whatever. And they have right. I would like to go back and shake Einstein and say why did you do that handing people on the plate. They they desperately wanted to hear but do you think he just maybe had a broader global view of like. That's that's not the thing I need to disrupt right now. That's not the hill. I'm going to die on so I'm just GONNA kite up placate or patronise the masses. I haven't read enough to know I think maybe times different and maybe didn't actually occur to him that it wouldn't matter that although he did get very annoyed at times when he would say I I do not believe in a personal and Gordon I said over and over again. He did actually get quite irritated sometimes but I think he only had himself to blame. Yeah now back to Africa Growing up there were you in his city or what kind of environment where you're not in a city with hardly wearing cities it was fairly primitive in some respects next. We have no electric light. We had no indoor plumbing on the other hand we had lots of servants okay and so it was sort of curious mixture. It's like going back hundred years. Yeah so your memories mostly just like going to school and going to catching butterflies beautiful flowers. Yeah but I didn't see elephants or lands or anything like that right for me. I just go. Oh if a guy grows up in Africa not shocking to me that he ends up with an interest in zoology in evolution is to think that I think that's unfortunately the truth. My father was a biologist so I think later on moved to England. I think he taught me to think like a scientist and think like a biologist but no the African childhood was. It just didn't really feed it. I think to what later became in a big way and did you have any awareness that you were an ex pat or living in a country that if not your origin. was that something you were conscious. I left when I was seven so I'm not sure that unless I was very precocious I would have thought in those terms because you round. These is your reality right. You kind of take it up. Yeah he's value. When you're young? Yes yes so. You moved to England at seven or eight depending on whether I believe you. Or what's it's written about my eighth birthday on the ship. Oh no kidding so both true really and so your father had served in World War Two and then he inherited in a state. That's right in one thousand forty six years. She inherited it but assume that he would never actually live there. It was tenants did and the lady who was the tenant died actually while we were on the ship and he may perhaps on your birthday and my parents were greeted with the news that she had died and they then had to make a decision whether to go back to Africa which they wanted to do originally agonizing nothing. They decided they would stay. My mother ahead soften very badly for malaria and almost died. And I think that was another reason for not going back. Yeah but the family lawyer and both their parents. It's both sets of grandparents. Strongly advised them to go back to Africa and they didn't take that advice they actually found the place. It hadn't been found for longtime properly. Yeah my my father made quite a success of it as a proper commercial thumb. A lot of these estates get passed down in a lot of people live quite poor in these amazing estates and just everything is spent on maintaining them and it can be a real burden to inherit low that I mean the word estate or rather give a full impression. It's not biggest date like okay do something instead of just Downton Abbey playing in my head just honest with Seoul wrong. I know it's early about two hundred and fifty acres and in-home wasn't outragous on it. There's a big issue house which was a bird. Actually family lawyer advised her to pull that down right. And and my parents didn't actually touch it into flats apartments. Oh and They specialized in English people. British people coming back on leave from the colonial service constantly filled with people from Africa and India Erin. bummer places is like a decompression chamber and getting back in England. Right yes yeah. They had to have been intoxicated with the notion of being out as like people who went westerly here or anything else right as a very adventurous lifestyle I suppose hose yes but of course it was very much government regulated. Were they were pioneers. In that sense that the earlier people went out to farm the settlers close. They've quite different. They were more like pioneers but my parents were not they were government servants and the people they mixed with the government servants right so they were they were. We're not part of the sort of happy valley crowd they knew. Some of that crowd You were raised Christian in. I went to Christian schools. It was difficult not to write but it was Anglican in and I would imagine in part because father was into science in biology in. Did you have a good relationship. Asian trip with him. Did you want her to be proud of you. And yes I had a very good relationship with him. He was the buffs in it so he knew all about wildflowers. In New the letter names my sister and I love to here. The Latin names of all the closet didn't remember them necessarily but yeah any children liked to hear long words they don't know the meaning of maybe wrong about that. Oh absolutely we'll think Expeditious Doses California. Everyone loves that word means nothing so long. Now I would imagine when you're being educated. You're probably you knew Latin or you do. Do you did lesson for years. It doesn't mean on new it. Do you think it's good or bad that they've abandoned that I think it's good to learn. Language is is a time would be probably better spent learning French and German somewhere. You could go use it. Yeah yes I mean. People say that Latin is good for learning old Romance Romance Languages and no doubt it is but I suspect that any romance language would serve that purpose in Spanish would be good for learning Italian. French and friends will be good for leading Italian Spanish and so on. Yeah Yeah so a romance language would be a very good idea. A GERMANIC language would be a very good idea. I am ashamed of the British and actually American. We Anglos we. English speakers are so bad at languages. Oh Yeah and when I go to places like Holland and Scandinavia and in a even bus drivers and Tenders Speak Perfect English. Yeah we'll all get real judgmental of US and feel pretty bad about the whole ordeal and then then another side of my brain goes. That's just the privilege of the hegemonic society. Germans were the hegemonic society. They probably wouldn't know any other. Do you think maybe some four the true I think that is. I don't think we're shittier. The people in general doesn't got shows itself though in arrogance the thing we didn't need to learn. I had a colleague when when I said I was trying to learn German. He said Oh you don't want to do that. The only encourages them..
"richard. it" Discussed on Another Name For Every Thing with Richard Rohr
"The photographs the desperate notes peel your own image from the mirror. It's just an image sit in feast on your life. I don't know if he wrote the close to his own death. But it sounds like an end of life poem. Where there's been this. Absolute acceptance of the self, and as I say in my commentary, I probably should not have added this. I hope this book has helped you to experience and to know that the Christ you and the stranger that he speaks of in. This poem are all looking out with the same set of eyes. But you only know that at the end of your life. The God's eyes are not other than yours and your eyes when they're doing right are not other than gods. And so grateful that you added that line actually really for me brought the whole book home. Oh, good makes me happy. Yeah. He had just. And I think he just came to my talks because I was the only thing happening in town. But I remember meeting fellow very pastoral way to end with these practices, which are just so much of being and receiving and participate in the trinity. I think pretty with of the mirror me, and then to end with that poem. It felt like that was your mic drop just the lasting wasn't just you're making me happy. Those things hit you in that way. So Richard it's been such a treat for us to be able to walk through the universal Christ with even in this way. And you've been so gracious to be gracious with our questions and our. Good. And knowing that sometimes it's a roundabout way of talking about the big things that you already know what I'm going to say we need to say. Yeah. I mean, there's been a lot of folks who've taken his journey with all of us through this book in this way. What do you what do you hope for those who have been with us? Whether it's doing the dishes and listen to it or they're on a run or in their car. What do you hope they take away and walk away with as they try to integrates from this into their life? You know, I don't know why comes to mind the line for more cuts poem, take the image down from the mirror and feast on your life that God has come to you disguised as your life. As polity RC says that there's no big ideal moral achievement that you must achieve and the irony is that radical self acceptance that accepting that you are accepted. Will paradoxically probably allow you to do some very generative sacrificial can use the word carrying things for our world. But you'll know now that it's coming through you as a flow not as a self initiated generosity. So that's incarnation come to its full conclusion when I know that I am the image of God. And I put together you Manitou and divinity in my feeble life, just like Jesus did. What else would the file state of incarnation b? Yeah. So I if this book even chapter of has that the beginnings of that affect for anybody. I will be extremely grateful because I think as I look at our culture, and I've taught in especially western Europe. But the rest of the world to I see a you manage. That is burdened with lack of self esteem. Just to take a thousand faces but human beings who think they're nothing and are trying to overcompensate in the.
"richard. it" Discussed on Coming Out Stories
"And the the it was a big learning careful them because they just didn't want to know too much personal stuff about details. I'm upset me. Normally because I thought well, actually, I don't wanna lie. Some parents don't want to hide from parents. I want them to see if it who. I am not from Huron pretending to be presented for such a long time might hit for so long time from people and to reach that point of revealing myself and being open and honest was was so liberating freeing for me and then half impairments who asking me to not be the open answer not be that liberal. Rating. I mean that's enough feel liberated almost fell as though they were kind of slow pace. They certainly didn't want me to tell the extended family absolutely now they they didn't want. My aunts and uncles and cousins to know because they were afraid of an only the way in which I'd be treated by the extended family, but how they be Australia is there was so terribly worried that you know, my Manson on calls cozine would cut them off. You know, not speech. The Mavericks did that pan out then we'll stay do you at now. Well, now, I mean most my cousins now 'cause like the younger, and they're a lot more per minded Mayan cools draw the not know, my cousins, my cousins of told my aunts and uncles. So it's still something that is kept quiets. But yet MacOS is really cool about to answer some of them McKay. And you know, friends who guy and. Yet. They're up slightly fine. I can say about this stage in life is is things are very very different. My parents are now politically very supportive causes. They support gay marriage and gay quality. I've managed to reconcile my faith with my sexual emotional orientation. So I'm able to be somebody who can still have faith put still be as well. And a lot of the support. I go was online support from. Lots of services like alpha alpha is a Muslim organization they have a chapter in New York in chapter in London, and they've got an amazing website wonderful website. And it kind of it's the full for gay and queer Muslims who looking for answers who who still want to have the conference a faith? But at the same time don't want to have to choose between the faith and the sexual emotional orientation, so really help to law. So yeah, I mean, I've reached that point now where you know, as a fully formed as to think for forms queer guy for forty four than anything else in my life. I'm still and still still be until the live. But that some that I feel I really really sort of happy about. I'm out so everybody now out my ploy amount to all the people. I work with. Item really feel the need to hide anymore because I'd like to do come full circle is to those teachers did for me be an out role model for all the people. They really helped me. So now, it's my turn to kinda give back. So that's why I'm out in all in every situation. I'm in really. Totally come full circle in you. So happy with yourself and your life and he sexually. So if people listening the beginning of your journey, a long journey, isn't it? The people listening in the beginning of the journey. Little snippet advice could you give them to think? It's great listen to others put choose the voices that you keep inside your hats. You don't have to keep all of them, especially self doubting voices. We live in a hetero normative world in which on a daily basis told that we're not normal in social ways or in over ways. What's really useful is to remind yourself that you quiz is positive. It's good. It's wonderful doing that morning formation. To celebrate your Queen. This is so important. There is some great books online. You can go onto websites book websites and gets a wonderful daily. I formation books for three hundred sixty five days a year in which you can really help to do some of the hatch enormous business that that exists in the world. You certainly don't have a problem heterosexual people never have never will do what we do live in a world in which is known..
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"You know, he he was he was always able to accept gay people in the web place. He just couldn't accept his son being guy because it was too close to home and it felt uncomfortable. So that may be really ungrateful. I hung in a minute. If you can be friends people in work and be okay with them. What you can't befriend me. And I'm I'm your son. I mean, okay, then I don't understand what that means for me. And there was a real sense of a real power that this cast, you know. Those report cast. I am on the household. It was really quiet and still fend upsetting. Yeah. Very much. So I just felt like I actually knew what they were thinking they they wonder in how this fits with their faith with you know, with the Muslim or not understanding whether facing with their faith. I did eventually tell my tool to put those men Patel and each of the separately with a girlfriend presence because I was so terrified that they were going to be physically awards that they were going to attack me in some way. But actually their responses, which is really wonderful. I both my older brothers said look you now issue repulsive about this. And I was like well, yeah. And I take them come out with homophobic comments. Plight thrown alive. So. And then they said, well, if anybody starts on you just tell them, we'll we'll beat them up for you. Which is really nice that was their way of letting me know that they still accepted may. And you know, we're okay with me. But again, I could see that they needed some time. But with my older brothers kind of like, they kind of let go of the religious beliefs. Quite young age because I was the youngest. I was still trying to be the favorites parents of thing and be accepted by them. So kind of retaining, you know. Good Muslim boy being a good Muslim Bill. Yeah. That's what it's all about. You know, they were so proud of parade. Amir fronts of the Muslims and saying this is all youngest. And he's, you know, he's really good because he, you know, he praised like, you know, sort of every Friday, and he's mosque every Friday. And he's, you know, this the author I was kind of the golden boys of thing. You know, they didn't speak for the Muslims abou- my older because that they'd seen SUV let them down and terms of not taking on the faith. You know? So how long did it? Take your parents to to come around and flick sept- because nothing is this drought. Now, isn't it? Yeah. Yeah. They accept it. Now, it took a long time. I think it's been a real journey for them. I think it's the as an I think is each month went by they big gradually incrementally began to accept it. More and more. They were happy to. They were happy to talk to me about everything except for that. They were happy to help a friends over as long as they didn't know about my friends being gay on are. They said, we don't need to know, if your friends guy, we we just want to know that your friends, and that's and I was like ri- in other words, don't wanna know have got a boyfriend,.
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"K they didn't want anything to do with me because they thought it was disgusting and perverted because around that time in the newspapers, it was seen as something that was very there was very awful to be gay because aids was still very much out in the public sphere eighties or nine hundred. Yeah, this is the kind of like, you know, like a was like this big thing, and it was seen as only effect and people who guy and so the response from lots of friends was for them to not want to speak to me ever again. But then a hotter. Small hawker group of friends who did they really were. Okay. With me. But we'd help to law. I also helped as well as teaches in my school was once each a our mentioned him white hope he he he was very clearly guy and he didn't seem to hide and he seems to be quite proud. And those those another teacher who was trans. And she she'd been to she'd left the UK as a male being to the United States and came back as female, and I just felt real fitness with. I felt this real affinity. It was almost like they were role models for may have an actual live role models there. I don't think the role models in the media people. I really felt an affinity way. There was immediate role models in my life. I thought, wow, the real people, and I can see them and speak to them today. Perhaps give you the strengths eventually Comanche. Parents then yeah. Yeah. I think they did. You know, I think you know, my feelings have been building for a long time. And I was really getting very very strong feelings those feelings were like kind of feelings towards the guys when REM why I couldn't be with the guys as well. I mean, how phobia was still really rampant and in the school bull. I thought you know, why I thought this is some thin Anita due to be true to myself to be honest to myself on at by that point. That's the reason the stove as well. So it sorcery not suppose how can people get experiences? What's famous writers James Baldwin, m will we tried some of the war poet? Secrets sued and Wilfred I win as well. I'm just kind of knowing that they get UP pull Oscar Wilde, maybe. Wow. These are like kind of regular people, and there's nothing weird or strange wrote about and it was it was nice in a way because well, people can accept the difference. Maybe they can accept my difference too. So I came out, and I was happy with the response. I from some people so parents, it was a poll that it was all full of fast. It was. So it was heartbreaking from a moment. She was very tearful for so long time because she didn't know what it men's. She was confused. I'd had both my parents make comments about gay people on TV say that they would discuss staying, and they were all full saying that they were in league with Satan. And this kind of stuff, you know, that they point to these acquai- people on TV and just have no understanding of what they rebounds. So so so my mom just needed time to kind of process of she was very very. Jeff for a number of weeks. We didn't really talk except over the disciple. I really thought that that they were gonna kick me out. Then my dad, he he reacted by saying I he could say to the doctors because the dog that topless that could make me better. Thank your me up my gayness. So that was an interesting conversation bought what was great was. I knew outta very deep level. The win Toplitz that kids treats gayness actually about points alive. I actually old of the my dad's incentive wisdom because I thought while you do know that that this is not something that's treatable. And there are no topless exist. And I told him nice at actually thought there on any Toplitz the passing can take to stop the Gators and kind of concede to then he kinda stopped me. And he said Samantha through trade union because he was like a shop steward. He was like a big trade union trade unionist heat heat, actually. For for some of the freedoms of some of the guy employers in his web place never spoken about set. And he said the..
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"And I thought, wow, I can't really tell anybody about me being gay because I'm already trying to fit in as a plot kids, you know, and was I was going to primary school that was a majority white primary school. So I thought I don't want to create anymore differences because this all ready. A visible difference already. You religion families religion as well. Because that was another aspect to not really wanting to come out as well. It wasn't. He absolutely. I mean, my parents both Muslims and they raised me up with the Muslims. And it was so important, you know, have enough faith. You don't have to go to mosque on a regular basis. Every Friday our big school as well. As of locally and learning the Koran and kind of light Islamic teachings as well. I guess my parents. Became last of out for a couple of years, but then returned back to being ready ready to and so the belief I had as a seven year old was the I I wasn't with go to didn't feel with go because I not head comments made in the mosque. And I'd seen Stefan save as well where it wasn't okay. To be Muslim guy that the way that was feeling was in some y against go. It was against the kind of normal things in life. You know, I've been taught about three my faith. So I I almost felt like I was a real disappointment only to my parents also in that relationship with goatee. Now, the I was almost kind of letting go down so thing I wasn't right or I was normal. I I think the faith was was very very important possible as a Muslim, you know, I I. find that you can draw tremendous strength and uncertainty from belief. By didn't feel strong that I felt so terribly confused on very very conflicted Rayleigh. And I guess because of my faith I tried to hide my sexual and emotional identity ASO when it was guy. I tried to pretend it wasn't. There was kind of hoping it would go away. It seems to just kind of be the so you obviously had it for some time. What point in your life? Did it change? And why did it change Monte eventually manage to have that conversation with people, I guess, it was going to high school really I think having left primary school moved onto high school is very different because it's it's a different environment. More people more different. You're allowed to be different. So I was kind of hanging out with some of the Goths and the MOS and the and the rockets as well, they were they stood out. You know, it's different hair colour, and you know, kind of breaking the rules and kind of wearing the clothes differently and meet different music tastes. I was really drawn towards the because. Because I thought you know, were rather than kind of try and be accepted and super except by one around me, perhaps, you know, it's okay to kind of be different answer to kinda stand down. So they opened more. They accepted me. They really accepted me for being into the kind of music and into the kind of styles of clothes and stuff. I guess that was around the time of little, you know, I could probably maybe some thin. I could probably kind of like see how that goes down with them because the quite a few pounds, then in which, you know, some of the lead singers excetera where what queer in some way by or they were, you know, the guy, and you know, like that lots of people who were today for Bowie on he was like, you know, he was openly bisexual and. I'm very so the bands like Judas priest lead singer was gay. Find your tribe. But it wasn't necessary gay try before new chime three music. Yeah. Yeah. It was important. You know, like those that anti-establishment words that they'd sing about excetera. I thought, you know, well, I'm trying so hard to be part of the establishment. But this option don't even accept to. I am. So I came out so couple of mates, and they were really good that they we gray at a kind of accept today. They thought it was quite cool. Then came out to more friends, and I ended up losing most of my friends because they didn't understand what it meant to be..
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"If you'll life. I'm Emma goes swell. It's time now to from Richard. Well, I sort of knew I was different about the age of seven. The was this real feeling. I kind of like heart touch -ment with the boys. It certainly wasn't sexual at any way shape or form an emotional attachments. And I kind of this strong sense that you know, I was kinda different from the kids because of the way I felt on remember seeing I'm not sure what TV show it was. It was a TV show on in which one of the characters allowed came out of his family. And it was a comedy show and his family were all kind of like making fun of him and stuff. But I remember when he set the way I thought that's why I'm now. On on the show, the the with they us was home. Oh, so I thought. Yeah. That's me. I'm a homo because he's talking about kind of liken or the guys and stuff. I again, it wasn't sexual highest. It was it was very much about feelings feelings falls as someone of the same gender kind of knew that I was in primary school and at the same time. I knew to keep it quiet. I just every instinct told me to keep it quiet because people would understand people wouldn't get it. It's almost like it was like something that fell so not true to meter have to hide whether other people getting bulletins, the problem is literally people saying things, I think what was happening with some of the boys in schools that they were being called names. So like, they would be called to female names, and those female names were kind of casting aspersions to the. Sort of sexual identity United so still at home, I was homo and queer and bans and that kind of stuff is being used on the playground. I think also part of not wanting to tell anybody was knowing that it was out of the normal, and I really really wanted to fit in. I wanted to be like a regular cket. I didn't wanna stand out. I didn't want to stick out from from the ordinary, and the main reason for that is because you know, a guy both my parents are from the east coast of Africa. And you know, I was born in the UK, and I just really wanted to fit in..
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"From iheartradio But against Richard It feels That was back in. The room At the same time Focus more discipline more You Named. Peach Nick The Legal scooped final home, again It feels good you, see this is the case In the case young Famous Coach Great Good Three to the. Streets Getting Great let me tell you As. You see we live Got jewish Brooklyn Affiliated with the.
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"Be some common ground and be they have to love especially if you have children or if she had children you have to love the people and things that they love so we both have children yes wasn't the issue is the fact that i you know being a good responsible father when it was my time to have children i you know it was them and only then on the weekends i did have them and i did try to do things in kedah terrorists well but as a result you know you only get one shot at a doctor welcome my my my kids are going up fast so you know i i did want to try to spend as most time as much time as i could with them and i still continue to richard so proud of you that you said that i'm so proud that you understand that we have the children they don't have us it's our obligation to love nurture you know to raise them up so they could fly and not for them to fly around us being the sun they need to grow their own world so here's my his here's my my my my observation for you you sound like a great guy that needs to now say you know what i deserve new life and as much as you love her and as many things i'm sure you do there are some people who are not monogamous and never will be it's not in their nature it doesn't make them bad people doesn't but they should be honest about it with themselves and with their partners if you're not monogamous than find someone who that's okay with but richard it's been a year you're fairly young man it sounds like you're somewhere in the late thirties early forties tell a little bit by by by your voice you're the you're the person who should come in and i should do a little bit of work and get your brain to say you know what that was an amazing learning lesson keep all the wonderful things that you experienced and all the love that you have but now it's time for richard to be loved and nurtured because you're giving a lot to your kids we have to make sure you're getting something may i may i respectfully touch on one last thing dr.
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"Simmie your kids out to play in traffic you know if you center kids out to play in traffic there probably going to come home but what i probably i mean kids have a a survival instinct drivers have a survival instinct the question is not whether or not they would come alive are not the question is why why would you take the risk that's the question and i think the big question for here as well one eight six six five oh jimbo one eight six six five oh five four six two six we go to dallas where richard it's up to vital richard yeah you know when okay so my personal the one edges are you know i personally don't want to be ready to manage someone up and earned a certain gender or anything like that not all the hoard down looking at me that you know be watching this they're not hurt i'm i'm comfortable so arsenal do that you know you know i've got one here friends that are good and different you know in everything i don't have a problem with it but i don't want to be you know naked around amor anything like that on top of that i think you know maybe it should be something like okay you get there such a big and a big discussion about why not just make it individual as threw for only one person go and it's not period you know of course you would be talking about a massive public works project that's for sure when you look at the millions of public restrooms of this country i mean you would have a lot of it sure would pay for that but you sort it would saw the of the ball over the problem with everybody learned how to be a plumber all of a sudden they can make stalls then why not just make him actual solid little room you know what i mean they get your talk a you multiply it did it is a a fair about of work for one restroom requiring a certain amount of skill a serve about of material again you multiply that by a few million public restrooms that you're talking about a project that would would rival the construction of the interstate highway system well with it might be a bad idea but it would be a small potatoes project reimer one.