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Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

05:35 min | 3 months ago

Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

"Henry donahue is the executive director of save the music a national nonprofit that helps students schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music prior to save the music. Henry was the ceo and head of partnerships at purpose a digital strategy and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. Notable clients included every town for gun safety the aclu oxfam international. The ford foundation nike. I- kia audi and liverpool f c. Henry has also worked as a media. Executive focused on digital product development is held senior positions at discover conde nast primedia and lendingtree dot com spent most of the nineteen nineties on the road across the usa as a fundraiser for political candidates including us senators. Jay rockefeller from west virginia. And ron wyden from oregon at the same time. He was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running into small independent record label. Henry has an abbey in american history from harvard college and an mba from darden graduate school of business at the university of virginia henry. Great to have you with us. Sharing the story of save the music and the lessons contained within the be here could see joe thanks. Hey i'm delighted to have you. So why don't we start sharing with our listeners. The origin story of save the music. What was the germ of its mission and tell us a little bit about the journey. Yeah i mean safe. The music's mission and vision are the same today as they were back. joni urine. John sykes aretha franklin one. Dvd's categories aretha flying sleep dion and Every student every public schools should be making music as part of their education. I think you had a great overview of why at the intro. We know for decades of research that when schools have music students do better. The school does better. The community does better In normal times. I travel all around the country even in the toughest schools when you get to that band room or that choir room. You know. it's that joy and inspiration and hope for the future and all those things. So i i love going to high schools middle schools elementary schools. I love interacting advanced features van kits. It's amazing the landscape out there. Is that most schools in the. Us do have music as part of their school day. there's a quote for geoffrey canada That i'm sure i'm angling but it's something to the effect of if you wanna see what a quality education looks like. Look what rich people do about. Eighty percent of american schools have music and art as part of their school day And the programs that caught over the years. And we're we do. Most of our work are in schools that serve black students immigrant students and in rural rural students as well. What do you love about your job. Henry donahue because you loved this i love so it you you mentioned. I mean i've worked in politics and advocacy and social impact in various ways for for a long time You know at purpose Which some of your listeners might be familiar with worked on gun safety. We worked on marriage. Equality we worked on A project involving immigrants and You know the fight for the fifteen dollars minimum wage. All of which were were were deeply deeply satisfying. But when chris mccarthy who's the guy runs. mtv now came to me in we had this conversation about the h. one. Save the music which five six years ago you know still had a very solid sort of core group of program team people working there doing amazing work but has sort of been what i call know an orphan corporate asset on. Cbs empire. You know. I was presented with the opportunity to do the thing that i did for my job. Which was you know corporate impact strategy advocacy and combined with the thing that i spent my whole life in love with which which is music. Which by the way you. You don't have the benefit of seeing henry. But i do. And i see a keyboard. And i see a guitar so yeah. This is a music guy. You're a. You're a an advocate Andrew musician and you get to do both in the same job. That's pretty awesome. Yeah i think this is sort of at the core of was eighth. music does Which is i remember myself as a pretty angry and somewhat directionless

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CEOs of oil giants Exxon, Chevron discussed mega merger

MarketFoolery

02:52 min | 3 months ago

CEOs of oil giants Exxon, Chevron discussed mega merger

"I'm gonna start with something that happened yesterday. A quiet snowy sunday here in the greater metropolitan washington dc area and it was lovely. It was nice to. It's nice to just look outside and see the snow falling in a place where snow doesn't fall very often and i was snapped back into reality at some point during the day when i looked at twitter and saw the news reported by the wall street journal and reuters that last year the ceos of exxon mobil and chevron discussed the possibility of their two companies merging and i wasn't around in one thousand nine hundred eleven when standard oil was broken up. But i've studied enough of my business history to know that well to inform. That was my first thought. We're getting the band back to like. Are they going to rename the company standard oil. I mean what did you think when you first saw this news. Well the first thing that came to mind was was rocket rockefeller and standard oil in time. Time certainly have changed since standard oil. Right i mean the world is slowly but surely evolving its energy policy. And it's it's clearly going towards renewables. Things like solar and wind and in batteries and further away from fossil fuels. I mean that's no secret. Now i mean i think the time line is such that it. It's gonna take a while to get there. I mean when you think about fueling the entire planet. It's not just it's not just cars right. I mean we're talking about all sorts of different all sorts of different All sorts of things that really need to be powered and so to me. I actually could see world war for this does make sense in part of it is because this this industry is one more scale really really counts. I mean it in. Furthermore you have to businesses here. That really aren't quote unquote lighting. The world on fire. Either i mean you look at exxon over the last five years shares are down about forty percent chevron i think relatively flat over that same time period and they they have just become smaller companies. They're just not the behemoths that they used to be in so to me. I mean i feel like this probably would have been a little bit more realistic. Had they done it or tried to do a year ago. I'm not sure it would really pass muster in this current political environment. I think the the scrutiny would probably be a little bit to create particularly is is the biden administration has really got fossil fuels the crosshairs but i mean i could see a world where this actually made

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A rare Botticelli portrait fetches $80 million in Sotheby's auction

The Art Newspaper Weekly

04:31 min | 3 months ago

A rare Botticelli portrait fetches $80 million in Sotheby's auction

"About cheddi portrait. This week smashed the auction record for the nasal artist. Portrait of a young man with a roundell hammered at eighty million dollars. Sotheby's in new york on ninety two point one million with fees. The previous record for was relatively low. Ten point four billion dollars set in two thousand. Thirteen by the so-called rockefeller madonna portrayed. A young man had lost come to auction in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and its attribution to put. A chill was doubted by everett. Fall by then. The director of new york's frick collection. Who declared to be by francesco. Totti cini a follow of botticelli for he apparently later changed his mind and now the work is widely agreed to be a botticelli but while that work the price it was expected to a small but luminous rembrandt painting abraham and the angels from sixteen forty six which had estimate of twenty to thirty million dollars was withdrawn at the last minute. As we recorded the podcast sotheby's not yet given an explanation for its withdrawal. I spoke to scott rayburn a contributor to the newspaper and the new york times immediately after the sale. About whether it's a risk to bring these works wash now amid the pandemic and what it tells us about the market for your masters in general scott before we talk about the particular. Lots came sotheby's today. I wanted to ask you about the old master market in general and obviously the fact that he are in the middle of a pandemic and we're in an economic crisis. Does it make sense to bring these kind of lots to watch it this time. Well this is how the b.'s. new york gets the big master cell. Everyone wants to consigned to this sale. This is the moment The markets dealers on people. I speak to in that world. Say new york is where everyone wants to sell their overly only one sale year evening sale and that was the time to sell uncles. The pandemic been going on for nearly a year now in terms of restrictions on auctions sotheby's created incredibly slick format for this hybrid livestream sale It seems to be working. Well the thing about losses of courses. This isn't contemporary art. It's an unfashionable collecting field and it was always going to be a real test for that collecting field in the current environment. That's the interesting thing is because of course the leonardo so and of course the leonardo salvator mundi was very very unusual. So we have to caveat everything with that sure but christie's when they sold that put that into the contemporary sale. Luckily and i wondered how you feel about whether old master lots might do better in more mixed fields versus the traditional roadmaster sale. And who dictates that but with the salvator mundi. My understanding was that it was just a brainwave by the genius auction air Loic gouzer Thinking well let's put it in a contemporary sale. It's such a strange object If it's an old master sale than people just pick it to bits and criticize it in a contemporary sale be would just be looking at the image. And of course christie's marketing machine went into absolute overdrive and they marked it absolutely brilliantly Using the typeface of the dan brown novel to promote it You know they pulled out every stop and it worked sensationally. Well whether you the extent to which you can do again is is really questionable. Because that is as you point out in uttar outlaw. They self-talk mundi in in every respect. But what was interesting about. The marketing of this sale at celebici's is once again. The sophistication of the marketing with every lot. The work was shown online hanging on a white wool in a contemporary style. Interior where you'd expect a damien hirst to hang on then there would be to further reassure the contemporary minded by will the asian bah. There was a very attractive. Cooley dressed asian girl standing next to the painting in a contemporary interior. I that all walking the hilarious thing about this marketing ploys that in both cases they weren't actually looking at the picture they were just standing there. It was clearly if he's of marketing to reassure contemporary art buys but it was very smart and slick and clever and they and they're pulling out the stuff that incredibly inventive about it

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New York's Rockefeller Tree Lighting 2020: All the Details

Clark Howard

00:30 sec | 5 months ago

New York's Rockefeller Tree Lighting 2020: All the Details

"In Rockefeller Center this evening. Why In New York City Christmas Tree lighting ceremony taking place without a live audience. The 75 FT Tall Norway spruce was illuminated as part of the yearly Nbcuniversal broadcast with covered 19 pandemic force producers to make changes as performances were pre recorded, and people who wanted to see the tree in person will have to sign up and get a designated time and specific place to view the tree for up to five

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Miley Cyrus leads celeb support for Elliot Page as star comes out as trans

the NewsWorthy

00:40 sec | 5 months ago

Miley Cyrus leads celeb support for Elliot Page as star comes out as trans

"Movie. Juno has come out as transgender elliott page announced the news on instagram. Yesterday saying he is trans and his pronouns are he or they. This is a big announcement from one of hollywood's most recognized actors as ellen page. He started several critically acclaimed films including two x. men movies inception and like we mentioned no most recently. He's starring on netflix's the umbrella academy and ready reports page will continue to play the role of von. You hargreaves in the series page. Says he feels lucky to be able to share his authentic self and also acknowledge that trans people deal with a lot of abuse violets page has received an outpouring support from stars like miley cyrus and companies like netflix. An mtv

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Here Are The Pandemic Rules For Seeing New York's Rockefeller Christmas Tree

710 WOR Programming

00:23 sec | 5 months ago

Here Are The Pandemic Rules For Seeing New York's Rockefeller Christmas Tree

"Are new rules to avoid crowds because of coronavirus. Concerns for those planning on visiting the Rockefeller Christmas tree here in the city of officials say visitors have to get tickets ahead of time and there will be viewing entrances. And zones put in place mask and social distancing will be enforced. You get five minutes to view the tree and will be directed towards certain areas with no more than four people in the area.

Tickets Required To View Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Changes Made To Other Holiday Traditions In New York City This Year

John Catsimatidis

00:30 sec | 5 months ago

Tickets Required To View Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Changes Made To Other Holiday Traditions In New York City This Year

"Of spiking covert, Rachel need a ticket division, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. We'll have substantial presence out there from NYPD and other agencies, Mayor de Blasio says traffic lanes will be closed off, and there will be no public access for Wednesday night's tree lighting ceremony, all all part part of of an an an effort effort effort to to to limit limit limit crowds crowds crowds and and and prevent prevent prevent visits visits visits to to to the the the Christmas Christmas Christmas tree tree tree from from from becoming becoming becoming super super super spreader spreader spreader events. events. events. Sion's Sion's Sion's way way wearing wearing a a mess. mess. We're washing our hands, but we have to live, too. I'm

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:30 min | 6 months ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Formally, the family office of the Rockefeller Family fortune, Hey, comes to us, the Marilyn Church and Morgan Stanley as well as having an undergraduate degree in economics from Colgate and a law degree from Yale. Let's talk a little bit about your current place of employment. The Rockefeller family office has been around for a really long time. What was the thinking behind transforming this? Into Rockefeller Capital Management. Barry Lynn, Let me walk you through How rockets are capital management came into existence, and it will provide some color on the Rockefeller legacy. So in March of 2000 and 18 we bought Rock and Co and Rocking Co was originally the family office of John Rockefeller Seniors. That guy, the one who started it all. Way back in 18 82. It became a multi family office in the 19 seventies, and when we bought in March of 2018 we rebranded it renamed it Rockefeller Capital Management because we wanted to be clear that we were in partnership with the Rockefellers, but that we were taking care of clients across the broads. Spectrum of client So we thought Rock and Coast sounded more like a specific family office. So it's Rockefeller Capital Management. We are in partnership with the Rockefellers. So many of them are our clients. Two of them sit on our board David Rockefeller Jr and Peter O'Neill. They are part owners of Rocket Fire Capital management, the family On their important partners, and they care about what we do with their iconic name on how we treat it, and the name has been spectacular. It is a name that is respected in every corner of the United States and around the world what the family has been over decades over many decades in philanthropy in the United States and in different parts of the world. There's a hospital in Beijing at the family started in 1921 that's still there and highly regarded the Rockefellers started spell. In college way back in the 18 eighties, the reach of the Rockefellers in terms of the imprint that they've made in a positive sense of society, the philanthropy they were one of the earliest in sustainable investing. In fact, the Rockefellers coined impact investing at one of our sister organizations. Rockefeller Foundation. So, uh, the Rockefellers are amazing part of United States history and iconic name around which we're building our business. So our business That is really advising and counseling crunk clients across wealth management. Strategic advisory, investment banking and asset management and all those different pieces fit together. Well, the wealth management is the business that the predecessor company was in, and it's really what we're putting at the heart of Rockefeller Capital Management. And what we've been working on Barry in the last 2.5 years is building from scratch. A private wealth business focused on Um, best in class private wealth advisors taking care of clients as they do throughout the industry. Marrying that to a family office that capability. Including trust companies and other things that the business that we bought bring to the table to create a holistic offering for clients..

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Rockefeller, the tiny owl that captured our hearts in New York City, is back in the wild

AP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

Rockefeller, the tiny owl that captured our hearts in New York City, is back in the wild

"This tree owl that captured many hearts in New York City has been released back into the wild social media was filled with the forlorn face of a small saw wet owl that inadvertently traveled from upstate New York to Manhattan, stuck in the branches of the massive Norway spruce that was cut down in transported to Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting ceremony. The owl was a girl, given the nickname Rocky and a wildlife rehabilitator was called in to help. After a week of Getting plenty of mice to eat and some rest. Rocky's been released from the Ravens Beard Wildlife Center. A video showed her being held aloft by her caretaker and then taking flight into a grove of pine trees to begin her migration South I'm

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Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 6 months ago

Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

"This stranded Christmas tree owl that captured many hearts in New York City is been released back into the wild social media was filled with the forlorn face of a small saw whet owl that needed Burton Lee traveled from upstate New York to Manhattan stuck in the branches of the massive Norway spruce that was cut down and transported to Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting ceremony the owl was a girl given the nickname rocky and a wildlife rehabilitator was called in to help after a week of getting plenty of mice to eat and some rest Rockies been released from the ravens beard wildlife center a video showed her being held aloft by her caretaker and then taking flight into a Grove of pine trees to begin her migration south hi Jackie Quinn

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Wildlife Center Says Owl Found In New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Is Almost Ready To Be Released

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 6 months ago

Wildlife Center Says Owl Found In New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Is Almost Ready To Be Released

"T o P NEWS Well, the little out called New York City home for a short stent. Well, tonight that critter is back in the spotlight. The tiny owl found hiding in the branches of the 75 FT. Norway spruce serving as this year's Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York City, will soon be released back into the wild. The animal, which was named Rockefeller was taken to the Ravens Beard Wildlife Center in New York, where he was given food and water after his three day ride into the city and is said to be doing fine, The center says. It's scouting locations. Is to determine the best place in time for its release back into the wild. Lisa

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Owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree will soon be released

WBZ Midday News

00:37 sec | 6 months ago

Owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree will soon be released

"Was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating his way back to good health. The owl made the 170 Mile journey and the tree all the way from New York to upstate New York to Manhattan, surviving without any food. Ln college has been taking care of him at Ravan's Beard Wildlife Center in New York. I peeked down in this morning and he's eaten everything that I gave him less nothing. Tiny owl is on Lee the size of a soda can. He is set to be released back into the wild today.

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3 win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 for discovering Hepatitis C virus

60-Second Science

02:58 min | 7 months ago

3 win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 for discovering Hepatitis C virus

"Guess we're we're sort of in the middle of the major biology education Charles Rice of the Rockefeller University in New York City I. think that you know the field has definitely changed since days when was a graduate student and I think one of the things that is is very reassuring. Now is really global response to this is pandemic. Of Academic and clinical. In Pharma Communities, the rate of progress earlier today October Fifth Twenty Twenty Rice was informed that he had won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the virus that Causes Hepatitis C.. The identification of the virus has led to tests and treatments for the Condition Ri- shared the prize with Harvey Alter of the National Institutes of Health and Michael. Houghton of the University of Alberta, it took US months and months of of toil to sequences single viral genome. Now, people can do that in a matter of hours and the rate at which people have been able to sort of make progress on understanding SARS Gobi to and And covid nineteen is spectacular. Rice spoke this morning on a web press conference from Rockefeller. University. So I think it's it's taught us a lot of things about science in general. There's really a a pressing problem we sort of you know mobilize people all around the world sort of work on these problems. Really you know great progress can be made. You know people would love to have a cure a week or so vaccine and a week I mean that's not feasible but the speed with which good they're. -PEUTIC and and vaccines will be developed for SARS Kobe to prevent covid nineteen is Going to be a spectacular and it's it has a way of I think in a really sort of changing the way science is done to really make it in a sort of more of a community after rather than something that many years ago might have been pursued by a few labs in isolation. So I think the sort of young biologist today just South this amazing collection of tools and capabilities to understand what's going on in virus biology in and the host response at a level that was just never before possible. I'm very. Optimistic on this sort of future of this and I do hope maybe the success with Hepatitis C. and I would predict these eventual success and getting a handle on the current coronavirus pandemic. We face will sort of encouraged us to not only recruit more virologists but also just sort of encouraged people to study these little troublemakers because you never know when they're gonNA pop out and cause trouble. So It's worth a with a small investor.

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Tropical Storm Beta could drench parts of Texas and Louisiana

Charlie Parker

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Tropical Storm Beta could drench parts of Texas and Louisiana

"Tropical storm beta tracking through the northwest Gulf of Mexico, posing threats of flooding. Rainfall. Storm surge, gusty winds to parts of Texas and Louisiana. There's a tropical storm warning in effect from Porter ransoms to Morgan City, Louisiana, that includes Houston and Victoria and Cameron, Louisiana. Tropical storm conditions will spread across southwestern Louisiana and coastal Texas through today. Storm Surge Warning is also an effect from Port Aransas to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Beta currently centred more than 100 Miles southwest of Galveston, Moving west Northwest it just a little over five MPH. Slow moving. That means it poses a significant threat of flooding Rainfall.

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'Saturday Night Live' Returns to Studio for 46th Season

News, Traffic and Weather

00:28 sec | 8 months ago

'Saturday Night Live' Returns to Studio for 46th Season

"Live Saturday night Live earned high marks for the three SNL at home episodes. They aired in the spring to close out season 45 after the pandemic shut down in studio production in March, But the show were returned to Rockefeller Center storied Studio eight H for season 46, a sign of things returning to semi normal at least. What's not clear is whether there will be a live studio audience likely not You are not right away. The new SNL season premieres October 3rd Christopher Watson, ABC news

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There's a push to name and rank heat waves

Climate Cast

03:26 min | 9 months ago

There's a push to name and rank heat waves

"Hurricane names have been around for decades the weather channel names, winter storms. Now, one group wants to name heatwaves to boost climate change awareness and help cities prepare for extreme heat events. Kathy Buffet McLeod is director of the Adrian Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic. Council it's a nonpartisan group working to foster global solutions. Hi Cathy. Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you I know that your group is working on naming heat waves and discussing that with the world meteorological organization and Noah. How is that going? Well, we're collecting expert opinions and will be forming a scientific and technical panel to ask those critical questions of how do you define a heat wave and how would we get to a naming convention that we could all agree on. We may need to pilot naming heatwaves before we go global, which is our ultimate goal. But the key thing we see the naming initiative as a gateway to other. Interventions that help reduce heat and protect people and ultimately save lives and it's hard to solve a problem that people don't know about and so I we need to communicate and we think that naming a heatwave is one of the very best ways that we can do that in what ways do you think naming heatwaves would change the way we talk about them. What's the payoff there? Well, if you think about Floridians and I was in Florida for thirty plus years, we've built a culture of preparedness and prevention around the impacts of hurricanes, and that name gives it the weight and it lets you know and the media uses it to broadcast how serious this is and you need to act to protect yourself and your loved ones. Heatwaves. Kill more Americans every year than floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all other weather disasters. I. Think a lot of people are surprised by that. How can cities mitigate the threats posed by heat waves? Well, cities are extra vulnerable because our cities are largely built with asphalt and materials that absorb heat an emanate, the heat at night, and so the urban heat island effect is making cities even hotter. And sometimes as much as fifteen seventeen degrees hotter and a lot of those solutions are natural solutions like planting urban forests and those are known to to cool and absorb pollution. But the naming of the heat waves is the gateway as I said to get out the door and attract the attention. It's necessary to how dangerous this risk is. I can see the benefits and drawbacks to naming. Yet another weather phenomenon right I mean we name hurricanes the weather channel names winter storms could naming heatwaves contribute to an overload on whether messaging well, our intent is to answer that question with the very best experts at the table before we proceed and so we all share the goal of communicating this risk and ultimately protecting people and saving lives and so will get to that answer. And certainly, be asking those hard questions of does this do what we wanted to do, and where's the evidence base to support that, and so I'm GonNa come back to you Paul with an answer to your question. After we get to work Kathy, buff men McLeod with the Atlantic Council thanks so much for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. Thank you very much for having me.

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Acting Class with Will Smith

On One with Angela Rye

06:27 min | 9 months ago

Acting Class with Will Smith

"For. Is Nudity where field shooter this? This I'm one with Andrew arrived masterclass series. Where we only learn from the best the masters in today there is word, Smith. Might. Years. Really. Lama On sewer train he's like teach me how to act today. Yes and I am so excited that but I also thought that we could just engage in some harbour station earth. because I think it's important. So one of the things I really wanted to do with this is You know this this this moment in quarantine has given us space heard those of us were not workers for those investment not fallen ill to reset it allow ways your. Head. So I'm like you really WanNa make sure that I'm creating opportunity in space for people to do things that never done, but they've always wanted to do maybe you're. And so one thing that I can't say about acting. Is. I. I wasn't drama class. That's years drama. Okay. In my day are. August, Wilson's on. I wasn't quite honest Wilson. I'm not. Quite there. But I will tell you that what I learned over time will is. Acting from Rockefeller. Steps to seems to be like another layer of therapy for people that want to go to the advanced level and for me because I really enjoy conversing. From, host standpoint I feel like it would make me a better. To know. Acting connecting people in different ways. So where do you? What do you think they'll know absolutely so Let's first start with with a definition, right? So Acting. Essentially. You're. You're watching a person perform actions. So at the end of the day, that's that's all it is situations present themselves at a person takes actions. So acting is performing actions. So where do the actions come from the actions come from internal impulses that we had in our reaction to the circumstance bright. So what an actor learns, how to do is to simulate a good actor you learn how to simulate in an authentic way the reaction to the fantasy circumstances that have been presented. So in its simplest form in order to do that, you just study you watch you pay attention to human beings. That's a big part of acting you just watch what human beings do. And you, keep what we call a toolbox. And you just have a toolbox emotional. Perceptions that you can call on in any given circumstance. Right. So What what people? Bad Actors. Try to show the audience. What they're thinking and feeling and great actors internalize, and you just learn how to take yourself to the emotional space that the character is and learn how to relate you learn how to have compassion and understanding for some one who believes things that you don't believe. Right. So you you learn to understand what makes a human being do what they do So. That's really all it is. You look at the scene. and. You just want to understand and why acting would be good for you is you make an a make a living on your opinion. Right acting, you have to completely discard your opinion and totally open. Open yourself up to the emotional comprehension of someone else's plight no matter how despicable or foolish it may be to you. There's no such thing as a foolish points of view as an actor there are places you may not want to go there things like like for me it's like because I learned how to take my mind. So deeply into the thoughts and feelings of other people to play a character, I, don't WanNa play a pedophile. Right I don't want to understand that now. Right. Even like a film like Django. You know I was GonNa do Django you Y You Know Clinton, and I you know we met and I was really close on Django. And I hated that movie I hated, J. Push. The will sorry for this interim motors displayed on way with it again after you just. But listen. Django, I wrote A. Right, the about I was so mad at me, I WANNA know why do I have? No we we we can do. We can definitely talk about that for for me. First off it was it was it was willow. So I sat the family down because of the psychological space I was going to have to live in. To comprehend those atrocities willow was like you know. Daddy please don't. Daddy pleased on because she she knew what the time around the house would be if I was living in that in that psychological space and she was just She was like daddy pleased on I. Don't I don't WanNa live like that

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History of the US Income Tax

Planet Money

10:01 min | 9 months ago

History of the US Income Tax

"But our country has this really conflicted history with the income tax. It was not designed by our founding fathers for most of American history there was no income tax at all in the years are brand new government needed some way to raise money, but there was no need to mess around with an income tax. The government had a much simpler way just. Tax The stuff that comes into the ports for a long time really the only way that they raised money was using tariff duties duties on imported goods. This is tax historian Joe, thorndike and tariffs are simple. Right? You send out a tax collector told the major ports ship pulls import us go through the manifests, check the cargo and you add up whatever you WANNA tax sugar guns, books simple. But there's one big problem with tariffs they fail you the one time you really really really need revenue tariff duties are great way to raise money as long as you're not fighting a war yet because someone's blocking airport right or sinking your ships on the way. News Yeah. And that that does tend to depress a little bit. So when in the United States do people start to think and talk about an income tax will you know the earliest? In American history that I know of comes during the war of eighteen twelve when the treasury secretary throws it out there it's it's really kind of a throw away in a report that he sends to Congress. You know, hey, we could consider taxing incomes but this suggestion during the war of eighteen twelve, it goes nowhere an income tax is actually a very complicated thing to pull off successfully there are three big obstacles to getting it. Right. The first obstacle is logistics like how do you make sure people pay a percentage of their income? Oh, it's enormously complicated because it really does come down to. The individual, who's filing this return, and that person we're going to expect them to begin with just to keep track of how much they're earning. Then expect a lot of honesty from them about reporting those records to the government and to make sure that they're actually doing the job you didn't have to create this huge administrative apparatus to go in and enforce it, and you have to give these people the power to dig through the personal financial records of every taxpayer, and that's usually pretty unappealing to tax payers and the government is not going to radically reform the tax code unless it has to. Unless, there's something incredibly expensive it needs to fund. This is how a lot of taxes come out. There's a war, and in fact, fifty years after the idea of the income taxes I floated such a war comes to pass the civil war. This is a very, very, very expensive warm Congress needs money to feed its soldiers by guns, cannon ships. So this time, it's not just one guy. Bringing up the income taxes a suggestion this time. Congress makes it law and even more importantly they come up with a way to enforce it Congress provides for the creation of the Bureau of internal. Revenue this is the first real income tax in the United States, but it doesn't look quite like the one we have today during the civil war only the wealthy had to pay income tax. And the government does this really very clever thing to get rich people to pay it. It makes tax returns public during the civil war anyone could go in and look up your income tax return or at least your report of how much you earn and the idea was that this would help improve compliance because your neighbor would see you driving around on your brand new plow and he'd. Say Wait a minute I that guy get all that money I'm going to see how much he reported on his income tax and they'd go in and they check it out and they could report to the agency and say, Hey, you know I. Don't think that this is the right number. This guy looks like he's living too large for this sort of an income they sort of conscripted. And made the tax collector. So who is living large in? Let's say Washington DC in eighteen, sixty four. Well, we pulled up a copy of the tax assessor sheets for DC, during the civil war and there happens to be a guy here Abraham. Lincoln. Address White House at the White House. Everyone knows where it is it's senator and and the taxes he paid I'm sure people were very interested in this one, thousand, two, hundred, ninety dollars. They're also entries here for restaurant owners for liquor dealers some guy lived on longboat may be in the Potomac River. It's clear from this list that people were paying taxes, the plan worked. Well, some people are paying taxes the north part of the country. Remember this is the civil war, the south. Also attempted an income tax attempted they had a much less effective, a tax system and their income tax was much less effective than the North's version. Is there a case to be made? The civil war was sort of an economic battle in the in the north was better at at that and raising money and and that's one reason at one. Oh, absolutely I mean taxes do have a lot to do with the. North. Winning the war. Not just taxes, but the North's ability to borrow money it. It just had a better economic foundation for fighting a big warlike that you know the income tax worked. So well during the war, you would think that the US government would want to keep it around I. Mean it's Nice to have extra money when you're actually rebuilding from the carnage and such but once the conflict ended, there was this big argument about whether to keep the. Income tax round or not, and now the income tax hits its second obstacle a legal obstacle. Remember how he said the income tax only hits the rich. Well, the rich did not like it and the rich have lawyers in eighteen ninety, five legal challenge to the income tax reaches the US Supreme Court here's economic historian John Steele Gordon. My great great uncle was one of the lead lawyers in that case and guess which side he was on. The trying to shoot down the income then you've got. Cable. He was a Morgan partner at five years later. The argument John Steele Gordon great great uncle made in court was that the income tax violated little document that we'd like to call the US Constitution here Ariba line to you. It says quote direct taxes shall be apportioned among the states according to their respective numbers. I will translate that for you if the federal government wants to raise money directly from people or property, then it has to divide the tax burden up equally Among the states according to their population. So if a state had ten percent of America's population, it should only have to pay about ten percent of the tax and the income tax wasn't taxing according to population it was taxing according to income. So the question before the Supreme Court is and as is often the case it's something kind of knowingly subtle and hard to follow. The question is, is the income tax eight direct tax. I stayed up late last night reading court documents. This is a huge rabbit hole of complicated things, but it comes down to this if any part of this income tax law passed by Congress, if any of the many taxes embedded inside considered a direct tax, then Congress did it wrong? The law is unconstitutional. That is the question that justices had to decide a very interesting thing happened in the Supreme Court. One justice was ill evacuate dying Justice Jackson from Tennessee who was argued before eight justices and they split four four as to whether or not the income tax was a direct tax and therefore unconstitutional. That's why we have an odd number of justices. He can't have a tire. Exactly. was. A four four time. The court decided that the case was simply too important to be tied, and so they haul justice Jackson out of his deathbed. Now odd number of justices and everybody knew that he was in favor of the income tax because he'd said. So publicly, Z. Really Dying Jesse really died two months later. So the lawyers re argue the case Justice Robert Jackson is. In the final days of his life is a pro income tax guy. So he's going to break the tie in favor of the income tax and the tie was broken case was decided five four. But the crazy thing is it was five four the other way it was a five four decision against the income tax. One of the other justices we don't know who switched his vote. and. So the tax was unconstitutional. No income tax. How do people reacted the time to this little intrigue Oh they've there would be a there was a lot of. In the papers about it, but the Supreme Court was silent as it so often is to what the internal workings we really don't know who who, really don't know who it but somebody's which their vote we just don't know. So there's this weird stretch in the middle of American history where the income tax has been ruled unconstitutional but this didn't in anyway settled the argument I mean, if anything the debate over income tax in America grew more heated. This is the time when a lot of big industrialists are getting filthy rich JP Morgan, Rockefeller Carnegie, and at this exact time, the nation has no income tax, the people who are not JP Morgan or Rockefeller Carnegie in the country. A lot of them feel those guys the rich need to bear more of the burden. So nearly twenty years after the income tax is ruled unconstitutional, we get an amendment to the Constitution the sixteen, th amendment ratified in nineteen thirteen a single sentence which begins the Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes just in time for another war World War One. So the income tax has cleared to hurdles so far logistics check legality check. The income tax needs one more thing to bring it into the modern age. One More L. Word Love the income tax of to this point has been a tax on the rich right everyone else was exempt in fact when they bring the income tax back after the constitutional amendment, less than two percent of the population has to pay. All this changes though with World War Two, the government needs more money and now ordinary folks are asked to pay again Joe Thorndike this is a is a real revolution because for most Americans, they've never had this kind of direct tax paying relationship with the federal government. You know they're paying excise taxes on alcohol tobacco or consumer goods but those things are are usually levied somewhere other than like on the consumer you know they're levied at the manufacturer level for the first time. Americans are sort of confronting the federal government as a tax collector and the middle. Class has never paid this tax before they not sure what to do a whole in nineteen forty-three show that one third to one half of people were unclear what

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Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell

Wow In the World

06:00 min | 10 months ago

Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell

"Free. Do. Not. Even up your wake up the whole neighborhood and it's about time whitecaps. Interest you when a jar Brinkley ground coffee. Well. Might as well. Take you up on that offer. Grabbed my room. Think in prime freshly tax. Okay Mindy. Hi. How about that jar of racially ground copy Oh sure Reggie one jar of freshly ground coffee. Here you go. That will be free, ninety, nine plus tax. Mindy. Just, an empty jar, where's the coffee and? The I know what copy looks like and I can assure you that there is nothing in this jar. Well, that's because smells are invisible guy. Roz. Smells Yeah if you want your freshly ground copy smelled you're going to have to open that jar. You woke me up and got me out of Bedford nothing open the Jar Guy Roger? Okay. Visible coffee. What's? In the this jar won't open. childproof lit on it here. Let me take a cry and. You're freshly ground coffee fell. Kidding many this coffee smell is almost as good as the real thing. Now, where is the real thing? Oh Maybe Dennis. Hauser's something Dennis copy. I I have fresh single origin beans imported from. Peru's Com Monica region handpicked and sorted Bali Washington Sun dried. Section and here we have. Never, mind I don't have copy media, all of these empty jars filled with. Yeah I mean look here we've got the smell of wet clothes left in the washing machine for three days. and. This one is that super specific convenient store smell. and. This one over here is rotten egg. One smells like Uranus. Why I'm your rain is the planet made up of gas called hydrogen sulfide bears an uncanny resemblance to rotten eggs. Surprise you know that O. K. I. untypically speaking he's not wrong. Thanks. Good overs in these jars Lucy. He tried this one. What is that the smell of a pile of dirt dirt? You're smelling beeps? Purple root vegetables roasted in the oven and eat on salads turns or Poop pink who will you know for some reason beats always smelled like dirt to me what else you got Let me. I know here, try this one. What do you think? I think that what might be completely empty mindy? I can smell it from here. It's lily of the valley. Tennis. This one is lily of the Valley Lily of the valley as in that highly poisonous woodland flowering plant. Exactly. My mother would wear the sent every fall as I left home for boarding school. She said, it signified the return of happiness. How my mother loved Boarding School Oh what is he talking about Mindy? Okay. So the scent of Lily of the Valley is one of those smells that skin care and beauty product companies are always trying to recreate demean for perfumes and soaps and Lotions Ya. It contains this chemical called Boerge. And for a lot of people like Dennis, even a tiny droplet of this stuff can spell super intense i. Can't smell it at all. Well, you're not alone guy, Roz you see this geneticist named Casey Trimmer. She got together with a team of researchers at the Mona L. Chemical Senses, Center Philadelphia and Rockefeller University in New York. City and she and her team set out to find out why different people smell different things differently, and just to be clear a geneticist is the type of scientists who studies how certain features are passed down from different generations of people, right? Right. Like, how heritage my mother's sense of smell and my great grandfather's sense of entitlement. So. I'm wondering deductor trimmer team suspected Sheen's or what makes you you and Mimi have some kind of role to play in the way different people experience different smells you know it so she and her fellow researchers decided to conduct A. Scientific experiment

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

Chicago Dog Walk

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

"To Rockefeller one of the Rockefeller Abigail Rockefeller okay. So then what do you know he comes back? I'm like hey yeah fuck Ya. Central banks the only way to provide stability for the markets. GotTa have it. That's all we can do central bank central bank. So then you know the they're having a hard time getting it passed though so as their draft. This legislation nineteen ten. They drafted it. The bankers themselves drafted legislation allegedly This place that was owned by the rockefellers called Jekyll island which is off Georgia. So they have like a secret meeting And they had like ten of these people from these various influential families kind of draft their own legislation handed back to Audrey. But still is like you know people like this is kind of Fox like. We don't really want this. This is dangerous and they said. Hey we gotta get a president who will play ball with. Us Woodrow Wilson. So they pumped him up. He gets elected in nineteen thirteen. The Federal Reserve Act gets past two days before Christmas and signed into law while most Congress was away and because they were just like. Hey like we'll just pass this. Nobody's looking and we've had a federal reserve ever since so do you think it's like the the the daughter of the Rockefeller think they just have like a huge rich family meeting? They're like hey this is. Your this is your. This is what you do for the family. This is your job. I always wondered that because like they said that that David Rockefeller who's like he was the most powerful man in the world. And he's in charge of like all these you know supposed. Secret societies it. How does that? How far does that extend like? Hey like you're marrying this guy. All DRIK is that you know so I don't know like so. This guy died at like one hundred one years old died not too long like two thousand seventeen or something like that. Guy Dave at the grand the grants and so he wasn't involved in this process but he became like the figure head of the family. And like you know was again ran. Met Chase Manhattan. Bank richest person at one of the richest people in the world re oldest ever billionaire the dialing one hundred one years old and I don't know like how far like is now. The Rockefeller family is like extensive. Right they got they got a ton of people so maybe it's just like a select few from every generation. They keep it going but it's yeah they probably do have like secretly screenings and like all right which grandsons is. Is it going to be a fuck up? Let's bring him into the fold so interesting so they get him to flip through marriage and that. The pump up Woodrow Wilson. Because they know the capacity through with them yet so it gets passed in the where Wilson even in Nineteen nineteen. He has a quote recycle. Man I fucked up he goes. I have unwittingly ruined by country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by a system of credit. We're no longer a government conviction and majority vote government by a small group of dominant met. So he said that in one thousand nine hundred World War. One had just ended. He was about to leave office. He lost his marbles a little bit. I think at that point to where being totally honest but it was like he was like man. I fucked up. I should like Shinhan dot should have done that and then the idea was to create you know financial stability. That's what they sold the public like. We're not gonNA have like all these crisis you know anymore would run run on banks that didn't happen at all. We still have that you know we still had two thousand eight Major Crisis Great Depression nineteen twenty nine. Like it's it's just so it's like what's the point and now we're like we have this Federal Reserve System where I said like theoretically you can just never get out of that debt. If I'm understanding it correctly yeah I think I am but you know. It's it's complicated. I mean obviously money was huge. Driving factor list. But someone are Marx's rockefellers probably a bunch of them were very very smart to. Oh super fucking smart and you know and they've set up other like you hear about like the Swiss banks where like the Secret Swiss banks and Basil in Zurich and all these other places. Well that's like a central bank for the central banks so like they just and it's allegedly supposedly. They can take the money that they're making from the interest off of the entire. Us economy which is fucking trillions. And just throw it in there and like no one would be. No one would be the wiser where they in the Panama papers do no. It's a good question. I'm not sure. Yeah because that was the Panama papers are would you best describe? That is like an information. Dump Leah Yeah. But I kind of feel like. They're above the Panama papers. Yeah you know so yeah. They are mean they're the original like that. What a fucking family unbelievable. And it's like no one's ever become present because they don't need to fuck that it seems like a headache travel around by president. We have the president in our pocket right. And it's all right and it's like you know they probably piss on the Kennedys like fucking care about them. Let them be president yet. Because you don't imagine like it'd be crazy they're like we don't WanNa do that. Because I know probably cost the ruffle too. Many feathers charge a lot of are going to get passed through. These people would realize what's going on so we'll just have your face. Maybe that's what happens with the fuck up like nephew using and grandsons. It's like you'll be the governor of Arkansas. Yeah Fuck you will be the governor of New York. Be You know the senator from West Virginia like you're not involved in the real shit but you can have some fame fortune crazy. Be showing through to sit down with one of these rockefellers. Yeah do you think he would survive? You ask questions like this. You think you walk out of that meeting now. Probably not probably slips corona virus half probably holy ship and I do think they sell a creed before dinner. Yeah I bet you they have like these secret meanings or it's like they shut the lights off and like do like devil worship and shit who knows crazy eligible crazy shots at all actually all allegedly. We don't really knowledge us like the Internet tells us what we read what she reads Our chief that you very much crazy. That was those interesting foxy. Rockefeller Rockefeller is controlling everything they have. They really do all right. Everybody that's for today. We'll catch you next time..

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

Chicago Dog Walk

11:15 min | 1 year ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

"All right bye-bye. Today's Wednesday march fourth. Welcome to the dog walk presented by Barstool sports chiefs back for part to a sense in a sense. But it's it's one of those things where it's like. We want to do what they do about. John Rockefeller but you can't do what they do. Without talking about. Some of the conspiracies tied to them Josh. So it's like you can't fit it all into one episode and we were saying before we started. We could probably do three weeks on just all the shit connected to the Rockefeller family allegedly. Yes there's a lot of stuff in a perfect world. Tin Foil goes on Tuesday. And you know this kind of what did he do would go on Wednesday. But you gotta get the background set the stage. Yeah before we get into it though I wanNA talk about some Miller time moments Is there any time? You gotta remember around this time of year where you had nice times with friends or family. Surrounded by similar light in Patrick's day is around the corner. You know and I was just talking with Dave the you know. The hawks played the ducks last night. And it just reminded me back in. Twenty fifteen or early early Barzel Chicago days or thrown watch parties that nobody would go to. We had like a special one hawks docks when the Western Conference finals went to double overtime. Maybe triple overtime hawks. One you know we're drinking Miller lights. Were spraying them around and You know celebration it. It was just like one of those things. That's like that can and like that beer in that moment is into my brain. You're sitting in the basement bar with white SOx Dave White SOx Dave Carl was there. We had like it was like I think it was like an impromptu unlike. Hey look we're all watching the game. The other like come out weren't trying to do anything other than have a good time. And we're in the basement of the fifty fifty like not far from here and wicker park and it was just like I said like maybe ten words the whole night because it was one of those games or you're just clench the whole time like tight tight. Game and hawks ended up winning. Marcus Krueger Awesome night millerwise everywhere. A bunch of people are just living in the moment. They're living in the moment social media culture so it was the era of social media. But because we're in the basement. Nobody had any reception perfect. Yeah it was. It was nothing like you. There's no tweets. There's no videos of that night. It's just like the people who were there. Remember and it was awesome assets you the people and the Miller lite. That's awesome so whether it's a great tasty ninety six Keller Miller life. French should always come before followers. Here's the original Iberia's to the original social media it's Miller time celebrate responsibly. Miller brewing company Milwaukee Wisconsin. Ninety six calories in three point two carbs per twelve ounces. So back to the tin foil here Obviously talking about how much money Rockefeller had yesterday. When money and conspiracies Kinda go hand in hand right Yeah oftentimes. If they're they're powerful people in power family like they're GONNA be they're gonna be running in circles were decisions are made and that would lead people to automatically start pointing fingers and be suspicious. Like what are these rich and powerful people doing? What are they planning? What are they plotting? And the rockefellers are certainly in that category and it's like we said they had unbelievable wealth and they still do Officially I think they're worth like five billion dollars or something across like all the you know the the different family members but you know if you look at like the family tree so we started with John D. Rockefeller and his brother right. That's what we do. We really talked about him yesterday. Well they had Nelson Rockefeller who was a grandson. He was vice. President United States. Okay so he was under Gerald Ford so in the seventies then you had you know John. D Rockefeller Jr. He's the one who is like Building Rockefeller Center. He gave the money you know started the UN building effectively gave him plots of land. Like he's you know very well connected guy you got winthrop Rockefeller. He was the governor of Arkansas. You have Jay Rockefeller who was the senator from West Virginia? Then you got this guy. David Rockefeller so he was the youngest grandson of John. D. Rockefeller the old man and he was the president of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was like good boys with Henry Kissinger you remember that you know that name from Your History Book Common Knowledge. Maybe and he also you know he started things called like the Trilateral Commission. And he's just kind of like a shadowy figure. There's books the most evil person who ever lived. David Rockefeller and there is like a quote about him and it was like. This guy is unbelievably powerful and wealthy. Like why doesn't he run for president and they're like he so powerful that being the president would be at the motion? Okay so like he doesn't have to answer to anybody could push through whatever he wants a he just controls like A. He has everything at his fingertips under his web. And all times pretty crazy so now. They're kind of spreading into politics. Brian banking sectors like. There's they're really getting into every kind of Kravis since there has been so the the banking one is you know. Like I said they're official. Total is between like five billion dollars. So it's like. How does a family that was worth you know? Four hundred billion or whatever it was is down to five billion and it's like how does that happen will? The answer is because it's probably not accurate. Okay so they have all kinds of ways of like hiding their money and doing different things. And if you believe this particular theory that the rockefellers and J. P. Morgan the Morgan family. Which I'm sure you've heard of that bank and the Rothschild Family Along with like maybe four or five others created the Federal Reserve which is the Central Bank of the United States. And I mean I I feel like we might have to kind of explain how a central bank works Because that's not common knowledge. It'd be gray so basically a central bank and it's called the Federal Reserve Right. It's not like it's like a sneaky name. It doesn't belong to the government on a federal entity so it's like federal express like I don't know why they call it that but it's not a government owned or regulated body. It's a private institution and they lend the government money at an interest rate so the government would then like they control all the all the money creation so all the US mints and all that every they produce all the money and then they don't just give it away to the government they lend it so. The government is then in in that intern in charge of paying them back but the only thing they can pay them back with is the money that they print. So it's like this so you have to create more money to pay back the debt on the money that you originally have and it's just like this endless cycle of inflation and more and more money going back to the people allegedly who owned the private bay interesting so it it's like a mind. Fuck it's just. It's like a closed loop where like the only. The people who keep making money are the ones who own it to begin with and this has been a problem controversy central banks going all the way back to the start of this country so that is why there's you know what do you think. The Revolutionary War happened. What's your common knowledge ideologies? The revolution happened because it was. We wanted our freedom. Wanted our freedom Boston tea party. They had the stamp act. No represent What is it representation or taxation without representation? It's actually there's like theories that's not really what it was and that's just been reported through history but there's a quote from Ben Franklin okay. One of the founding fathers who said the prime cause of the Revolution was Central Bank of England so the colonies had started printing their own money that they're trading for goods and services like hey like we'll give you this Massachusetts dollar for this Massachusetts Barrel of beer and English No fuck that. Like you're not allowed to have your own currency if you're calling you have to borrow this money from the Central Bank of England and that created like this you know this impetus to start this war. Because that's like we're just constantly in debt like we're basically slaves because we can never earn enough to pay it back so that is really kind of what started like the revolutionary war with the idea of central bank. Is that confirmed? That's a real quotes from from Ben. Franklin okay so he called. He called his Central Bank of England. The PRI- The the the prime cause of the revolution so there were all these other things. Taxation Without Representation Stamp. Act All these different. You know taxes that people were pissed off about but according to Ben Franklin. This was the prime cause find over money. Man Fighting over money and independence so then there had been other like times throughout history Alexander Hamilton. You've seen the play you heard of the play. Yeah he was a big Federal Federal Central Bank Guy and Thomas Jefferson though is like they were rivals about this was like no like we cannot have banking control bankers control our money like this needs to be separate and Thomas. Jefferson said bankers are way more dangerous to a nation than a standing army. So it's like we would rather fight a war then get into bed with bankers. According to Thomas Jefferson so this is like this has been like an idea since the very beginning of our country and bankers always want to be in charge of the money. The con- the country's money because that's where all the power is so they like the kind of United States kind of gone back and forth on central banks forever but then it would just get thrown out or not passed and then as time went on the AP Morgan's The Rockefeller's the rothschilds. These people finally had like enough power and influence that they got it done so that they they created J. P. Morgan through newspapers and just whispers and some of his own like we're trading practices in the stock market created. This this is nineteen thousand. Seven created this allusion that banks. In New York City were insolvent. So there's a run on the bank so like you've seen like the Great Depression like those things where it's like everybody's like I gotta get my money out of my money out. The bank doesn't have it like it's a fucking emergency and that's spread all throughout the country and there's like a mini Depression in Nineteen O. Seven one thousand nine hundred eight and that was just basically like a false flag. Type thing. Allegedly by J. P. Morgan is on these people. Were trying to push through this Federal Reserve. They're fully around. I guess yeah because they have enough money and influence to kind of like make the markets go up and down and like they can lose some money for the greater for their own greater good because they have like infinite supply. Jp Morgan owned like all the electricity in the United States. There's was David Rockefeller Yourself. This is this that was specifically. Yeah David Rockefeller was the grandson but like the Rockefeller family. So I think this was a junior at this point And then we'll get into this other guy. Okay so now you have. Now is one thousand nine eight. And they're like hey like maybe we should do like a feasibility study about whether or not Federal Reserve Having like a central bank as a good idea guy so who is leading that. A guy named Nelson Albrecht He. He came up with this commission to study to see like. Hey what a central bank be. A good idea. Republican senator at the time..

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Con Artists

Con Artists

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Con Artists

"Due to the graphic nature of this episode listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of murder and abuse that some listeners may find offensive The advise extreme caution to listeners under thirteen July twenty seventh two thousand eight was a warm windy affable forty-seven-year-old Clark Rockefeller strolled with his seven year old daughter smokes ignoring the signs of a coming storm despite his happy demeanor and impressive Sonny Clark was in a world of trouble a few months earlier his ex wife had trounced contentious divorce now she had full custody of snakes while Clark was reduced to just three supervised visits a year reminding him of this bitter fact accord ordered social worker Howard Yaffe ambled behind them watching their every move but no it wasn't observing his charges closely enough in the next moment Clark turned onto a side street where an suv was idly as they approached the car he distracted Howard then shoved him hard onto the curb then Clark jumped into the cold with his daughter and spent off Howard was dazed but uninjured he grabbed for his phone and mmediately Donald Snook his mother Sandra boss she rushed to the scene where a crowd of police officers gathered in a panic she told the cops that they would never find her ex-husband when the offices offs to why not Sandra lamented because he's not he says he is Clark Rockefeller Demand Sandra thought she knew once even loved was an imposter he eh was Christian Gerhardt's writer a manipulative criminal who'd spent his entire life shifting between a series of fake identities and Sandra was certain now that he had their daughter he was about to disappear forever..

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Van Lathan's The Red Pill

Van Lathan's The Red Pill

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Van Lathan's The Red Pill

"Yolk. He never signed a deal, but he kept the chain. Yes. What you're trying to. Yeah. He wants back. So here's the deal social media. We have to find noise Rockefeller chain. Whereas noise Rockefeller Rockefeller uses one of the clips, the whole internet say John is here with me tracks as we got some Mon in the building that in Austin, we have to find no Oris Rockefeller chain. Yeah. And then after we find the chain is what we're gonna do. We have to find the chain nor the homie. What's up salutes chain after we find a chain? We're gonna come back to the red pill podcast. We're gonna put the chain right here and MIR Saint John going battle for that old deal. We going battle for the chain pre written. What are we doing? Just don't worry about it. From the blackout. Hey, saying like we're going to battle for the fucking chain. Man. I'm gonna do we're going to battle for the Rockefeller battle for the chain. I can put my rapper. So you have to come up with original shit. I might do the third verse from allure. Listen Nori, we need that chain brother. Let me tell you something. You're on your way, man, feel like I wanna make sure that you know, that especially in today's day and age on the series. No. Being somebody is a lot of responsibility. Okay. And. People are gonna look to you not just from using but for inspiration. They're gonna look to you for answers, and claw. You stay true to yourself, man. You'll be straight. The last thing I'm gonna tell you is go delete your old tweets, the while should that you I'm not I'm being I'm being real the while she that you said when you seventeen they're gonna go get that shit last night. I tweeted I'm in LA. Any stripper has five seven.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

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02:12 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

"And was told that because he knew pfizer plant was moving in next door that the city wanted to do development to supposedly complimented this pfizer facility and if she didn't sell eminent domain was going to be used against her and her neighbors to clear them out to make way for these development projects because the city wanted more tax revenue and increased economic development that's a that's exactly the opposite of what eminent domain was designed to be used for of course which is authorized under the constitution only for public use so here's the amazing thing i used to work at radio city music hall i would drive up to thirty rock and there are two buildings and they are both part of thirty rockefeller center there are two buildings that do not fit the art deco architecture even rockefeller who was building in when nobody else was building providing all kinds of jobs all kinds of taxes for i don't even remember what it is twelve city blocks he had to buy every single piece of property those two those two buildings that are now part of thirty rock were left there because those were the two people that said i'm not selling he like even he couldn't use eminent domain like this what's happened to us well it it it happened over the course of many decades where i this is what usually happens is where exception start being made to the constitution and words start being changed and so public use was pretty clear it meant for true public projects like a road or bridge or things that were used all by the public a railroad or a public utility where everybody had right to to use the hospital one hospital that sort of thing with it but then government started to wanting to do these what was that in the fifties and sixties called urban renewal projects so they said well would amount to taking land from one private owner and handing it over to another private owner.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"In general rockefeller said the foundation was quote to promote the wellbeing of mankind throughout the world the foundation expanded the work of the sanitary commission to worldwide helping in six continents and fifty two countries it received international recognition for its work in public health and environmental sanitation for its work in hook worm malaria and yellow fever and teaching basic techniques to treat diseases the foundation also built the world's first school of hygiene and public health at john hopkins university and spent twenty five million dollars developing public health schools in the us and twenty one other countries and the foundation wasn't just working in health and medicine the foundation worked in agriculture and helped mexico with the green revolution which advanced food production around the world despite losing his oil company rockefellers fortune continue to grow by 1912 his fortune peaked at nine hundred million dollars or around three hundred thirty six billion dollars by today's standards that's insane yeah yet he didn't keep much of it rockefeller continued to donate enormous sums of money to various charities and foundations ought to mention universities like yale and harvard and dozens of churches he even left generous offerings in church boxes sometimes thousands of dollars but as the years went on both he and his wife's health waned laura especially wasn't doing very well sadly his wife laura passed away in 1915 she become bedridden and eventually died of a heart attack she was 75 and rockefeller was seventy six he was heartbroken in her honour he founded the laura spelman rockefeller memorial in 1918 the next twenty years proved hard for rockefeller yet he was determined to die at one hundred then on may 23rd.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:07 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"In person and and business this rage wasn't just business it was personal when ida was a little girl her father franklin s tara bell had his own oil company she grew up in titusville before her father was ruined by standard oil and rockefeller since then she had held a grudge against rockefeller her expose which delved into the history of standard and rockefeller was meant to destroy him rockefeller took little interest in her or her story than simply refer to her as tara barrel yet what rockefeller didn't realize was just how impactful ida's article was even caught the attention of the recently elected president theodore roosevelt who was interested in trust busting and regulating big business and i had a story gave him the ammunition he needed to take down standard by 19 oh seven trust buster teddy roosevelt and the justice department put together a case against standard oil new jersey and by 19 on nine the case of standard oil new jersey versus the united states had begun thanks to ida's report along with investigations into standards practices from years ago the supreme court ruled that once again standard was in violation of the sherman act through unduly trade or trade that led to monopolistic consequences the government had the right to break up standard oil it was a landmark win for antitrust law soap in nineteen '09 standard oil dissolved again and like clockwork rockefeller work to secretly bring the pieces back together meanwhile the government caught on to standards plot to reconstitute itself and was once again shut down this time the government made sure standard couldn't bring itself back together and separated it into thirtyfour companies these companies included chevron exxon bp and conaco phillips you'd think at rockefeller would have been devastated by actually made even more money off the dissolution as.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"As hair from allah p shot he needed to wear to pay for the rest of his life to hide his lack of body hair he even went as far as to have varying lengths of wiggs two full people into thinking he still had hair that same year rockefeller finally retired from standard oil exhausted he then decided to devote his time to his second passion philanthropy inspired by the charities of andrew carnegie rockefeller put more money into his philanthropic endeavors the newest of which was establishing the rockefeller medical institute later named rockefeller university perhaps partially influenced by his own health issues rockefeller put up money to establish a medical school devoted to disease prevention especially yellow fever the school was a complete success later working on african sleeping sickness the flu and infantile paralysis and as rockefeller continued to give money to fund rockefeller university he also set up the general education board in 1982 rockefeller and laura both felt strongly about education despite both having a limited one by today's standards rockefeller established the g e b to promote education within the us the primary focus was to give education to everyone without the distinction of race sex or creed in the south g e b helped establish schools for black children they also helped establish 4h clubs and youth organisations from the time of its establishment to 19th 65 the g e be distributed over three hundred twenty five million dollars thanks to the rockefellers while it seemed rockefeller was doing god's work when his charities and schools he was still subject to scrutiny the same year he established the general education board muckraking pioneer i'd atar bell began a scathing expose on the history of standard oil from ninety two to nineteen 04 ida denounced rockefeller.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:16 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Well many accused him of being greedy rockefeller insisted his ambition was not powered by apparatus in his eyes he was making money for the benefit of humankind and his wealth was a gift from god a gift he had to dispense wisely sounds like he had a huge ego maybe by the eighteen 80s standard oil owned ninety percent of the oil business in america it was a near monopoly on american oil at this point standard oil owned forty one companies 20000 domestic wells four thousand miles of pipeline 5000 tank cars and had over one hundred thousand employees there was much to handle and it was becoming increasingly hard to deal with so in eighteen 81 rockefeller and his associates place the control of standard oil and all its assets in the control of nine trustees expanding the leadership and making it easier to clarify who controlled what thus the first eric entrust was officially established in eighteen 82 as standard oil trust the first american monopoly the world was at rockefellers fingertips but how long with the world allow it well business was good thanks to establishing the first american trust rockefeller generally felt homesick p travelled often between new york and cleveland he often wrote to his wife saying quote 0 for a home dinner good cream in the quiet and peace of our table starting in the early eighteen 80s rockefeller began to take his family with him in his travels they stayed in hotels for a time but the started to put a strain on the kids and laura rockefeller had made it a point to be around his kids as often as he could something his own father had rarely ever done the constant moving from one hotel to another proved too arduous for the already tired parents and restless teens soap in eighteen 84 rockefeller bought a house on west fourth and 54th streets this new york abode became the family's home from october into spring when they returned.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:32 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Here's lost most of their pricing leverage refineries and traders who didn't have fixed low prices were unable to compete with standard oil this drew anger from other companies trying to stay afloat things finally came to a head on february twenty six the 1872 when the new shipping rates approved by standard and the south improvement company were posted in oil creek pennsylvania the rates had nearly doubled for everyone everyone except standard oil this caused massive riots across the muddy oiltown's in pennsylvania thousands marched on the titusville opera house and shouted hate slogans against standard oil and the pennsylvania railroad standard oil signs were defaced and destroyed these riots became known as the oil wars of 1872 the troubled didn't end at rioting newspapers printed a blacklist of refineries every morning on the front page standard oil was always at the top papers also posted pictures of rockefeller and his connection with standard oil soon he became the center of attention and the main cause of everything wrong it was the first time rockefeller had never been mentioned in a newspaper it wasn't flattering to say the least it didn't take long for death threats to fly at rockefeller and his family rockefeller was scared for his children especially bessie was six years old and alter was only one fearing further their safety he hired his own security force to escort him and his family anywhere they went even slept with a revolver under his pillow in case of trouble lucky for rockefeller by april of 1872 the south improvement company charter was revoked by the state of pennsylvania to all outward appearances it seemed as though standard oil and its allies had been routed rates were renegotiated to appease everyone the people were overjoyed once again they had a fair chance at the oil business or did day while everyone was so focused on the south improvement company and it's ridiculous rates standard oil had secretly begun its second wave of attack acquiring rival refineries lake being mongol armies in beating china standard beseeched its enemies to join them or be annihilated rockefeller personally visited opposing oil refineries and offered them a chance to be bought out by.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"From the firm andrews followed rockefeller as his advisor sparing no time rockefeller quickly reorganized and refinance the refinery seizing the economic opportunities set up by reconstruction and westward expansion rockefeller invested heavily in oil and railroads he built up his refinery as best he could and by 1865 his new oil refinery was the biggest in cleveland ohio meanwhile his first child was born on august 23rd eighteen 66 elizabeth rockefeller nicknamed bessie rockefeller couldn't have been happier he and lara had always wanted children and here was their first sadly due to rockefellers job he had to travel back and forth between the refinery and his home in cleveland laura understood the importance of his work and gave her blessing for him to return to work later that year rockefellers little brother william rockefeller jr also got into the oil business he opened his own refinery and then joined forces with his big brother john they also brought on veteran businessman and fellow commission merchant henry flagler to be a business partner with henry's help and expertise rockefeller opened up an export office in new york for their refineries this led to establishing rockefeller andrew and flagler oil company by the beginning of 18 sixty eight rockefeller and his partners had the largest oil refinery in the world life was good meanwhile rockefeller needed to find a new home for his growing family they had been living in a modest home and cleveland next to rockefellers mother but rockefeller felt the home couldn't support the large family like he in laura wanted so he moved his family to a bigger home on euclid avenue in cleveland in eighteen sixty eight this famous street was later known as millionaire's row due to the number of a fluent families that took up residence there and while the family got settled trouble brewed on.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:13 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"As the war wore down the oil boom hit in the mid 1860s rockefeller took notice of the rapidly growing oil business he talked a maurice and convinced him to invest in their own refinery maurice brought his two brothers james and richard to help finance rockefeller also brought in chemists samuel andrews to help with drilling and perfecting their oil so in eighteen sixty three rockefeller and company opened the andrews clark and company oil company by eighteen 64 the war was over the union was made whole again and america began to slowly recover in the reconstruction era during this time rockefeller finally approached his sweetheart laura spelman for her hand in marriage she accepted the two were married on september eight eighteen 64 the eve before laura's birthday for the honeymoon the two toured niagara falls canada and new england were the woman who loved to end the new business to invest in rockefeller was about to change the face of american business and usher in a new kind of capitalism one that would shape the us for over one hundred years rockefeller opened his first oil refinery with his partners in eighteen 63 his firm was up against a sea of other desperate and driven refineries each vying to strike black gold the commission firm was already doing well making over four hundred thousand dollars if their oil business was also growing rockefeller felt more money could be made in this new an explosive market as partners however didn't feel the same way the court brothers felt they were stretching resources balancing the firm and the refinery they sought to sell the refinery off rockefeller desired to keep the refinery open along with his chemist andrew finely the partners agreed to auction off the refinery to the partner with the highest bid of course rockefeller one rockefeller borrowed seventy two thousand dollars or roughly one million dollars by today's standards to acquire the refinery the clark brothers gave rockefeller the refinery and rockefeller split.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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01:57 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Then in eighteen six a canadian geologist realized that oil from the ground could be refined much quicker and cheaper than animal byproducts so on august 27th 1859 colonel edwin l drake drilled the drake well the first commercially successful oil well the oil boom was on the horizon meanwhile rockefellers commission firm continue to grow by eighteen 61 they were making seventeen thousand dollars that's over four hundred fifty thousand dollars today of course around this time another big event happened that shook the very core of the union in february of 18 sixty one the civil war began the war drove prices up all across the board and the rockefellers firm enjoyed much prosperity because of it yet even with the large capital gains rockefeller kept to his doctrine rockefeller said quote gain all you can save all you can give all you can and quote rockefeller donated to several charities and churches he was also a strong early supporter to the newlyformed republican party and abraham lincoln like laura's father rockefeller supported the underground railroad and was an outspoken abolitionist he even gave money to a newly freed slave the man came to rockefeller asking for his help and freeing his wife who was still stuck in the south rockefeller was more than happy to pay for the man's wife's freedom and bring her north quite the charity indeed meanwhile thanks to the north's growing industry machines grew larger creating more and more materials for the war effort trains helped deliver necessary supplies in a timely manner steampowered engines began to supplant the horse and other outmoded means of transportation and at the center of this a growing demand for oil.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:00 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"John d rockefeller head just gotten his first job as a bookkeeper for commission merchants hewitt entitle once again rockefellers focused and industrious nature drove him to excel within two years of being hired rockefeller was not only managing financial accounts but shipping manifests and railroad schedules for the company of course anything rockefeller made from his business he saw to it that he donated six to ten percent of it to charity if his pay was fifty cents a day he donated a nickel if it was a dollar he donated a dime yet bookkeeping soon seemed to bore the young entrepreneur he had greater ambitions this is where he developed his two goals in life first he would make a hundred thousand dollars second he lived to be one hundred years old after working for hewitt entitle for four years twenty year old rockefeller quit and decided to go into business for himself rockefeller decided to open up his own commission firm with an old college friend morris be clark a classmate of his from the mercantile college like you entitle rockefellers firm sold products in balkh for other companies and also ship goods by the end of their first year the company's net worth was four thousand dollars or roughly one hundred and six thousand dollars by today's standards quite an impressive first start meanwhile a major boom was about to happen in a micro town called titusville pennsylvania that same year rockefeller maurice opened up their new business the first commercially successful oil wells drilled in titusville up until this point the only way to get oil was through wailing and other animal byproducts the oil within the animals was converted to kerosene the main source of fuel for gas lighting and lanterns across the country noted thought about drilling into the earth for the black mark the lay beneath them.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"If he did spend any time with his kids it was to teach them important hard lessons like how to cheat people or get a better deal of course in order to do this he often cheat in his own children out of money in reality he probably simply needed more money to keep up with his own insidious schemes so he just took it from his kids when people asked why he was so hard on his children he said i cheat my boys every chance i get and make some sharp in fact john d rockefeller later recalled one of these lessons saying his father told him to quote trade dishes for platters speaking of cheating william rockefeller was also a notorious lease as he travelled from town to town he not only will the ignorant populist but seduce young women as well then once business concluded in town he leaving one of mook wonder why elisa stuck within through six kids and excellent question but you have to understand elisa davidson was a pious woman of the house hi est caliber if william was the wild card of the house aliza was the stability a devout baptist she looked after her children with fierce determination and poise she made sure they were properly educated and wellbehaved she took the children to church every day to ensure they didn't pick up the poor habits of their father so on on does divorce him i'll keep in mind back in the day divorce was considered a scandal and a social faux pas a divorced woman was considered a tainted woman as farfetched and ignorant as it sounds and elisa was a woman of strong religious conviction in a time when religious leaders disapproved of divorce the rockefeller household was an interesting one with the data way it was up to young john to help keep track of his five other siblings there was his older sister lucy who's younger siblings william and mary and the twins franklin and francis john was very industrious even at a young age he worked hard to keep his house in order to help his mother.

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"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

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02:36 min | 3 years ago

"rockefeller" Discussed on Historical Figures

"John d rockefeller has been described as many things to some he is one of our nation's great treasures a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune for the betterment of mankind yet to others he is a robber baron i gangster and hustler who used amoral business practices to build an omnipresent business empire and america's first monopoly he believed in a sort of capitalistic social darwinism where business was survival of the fittest and if you were to survive you had to be the biggest and the strongest for john d rockefeller competition was a cardinal sin it was because of john d rockefeller that we have many of our modern business practices and laws to ensure monopolies don't exist and big businesses are kept in check so what was john d rockefeller was he a ruthless business tycoon or humanitarian godsend or both perhaps we can answer that question in today's episode so let's dig into the life of john d rockefeller the story of john d rockefeller begins on july eighth eighteen thirty nine on a small farm in the town of rich for new york into yoga county here rockefeller was born into modest circumstances allows davidson settled down with local philanderer william avery rockefeller together the couple had six children yet william rarely stuck around help raise the kids william avery rockefeller was a con man and carpetbagger known as devil bill or big bill originally a lumber salesman william grew tired of his wooden life and decided to make some easy money he sold himself as a botanic physician travelling across the country to sell snake oil concoctions these were little more than poison yet in an age where no one could look up a yelp review most took the concoctions at face value con artists like william spun wild yarns about how their miracle elixir could cure all ailments the wildest in most common claim being that it cured all forms of cancers how awful why did william rockefeller one of pedal poison like that was the money really worth it maybe or maybe william rockefeller just really didn't want to be at home in fact he rarely returned to visit his family if he did it was merely to get a home cooked meal and be with his wife.

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