35 Burst results for "Scott"
Pedophilia Promoted by Balenciaga, the Media, and the Government
"You've got all these things balenciaga walks back, the ad campaign, but only to find out that the person that was responsible that their lead designer at balenciaga is actually somebody that's been photographed holding red babies like blood red babies in her arm. Really disgusting stuff. And, you know, not only that. Listen to this list. We call it the pro Pito lobby. Washington Post in New York Times write rave reviews about a new keto sympathizing play called downstate. Balenciaga glorifies the pedophilia in the new ad campaign, and then you have this story out of California with this state senator named Mark Scott wiener. So if you don't know this name, his name is Scott Weiner. And he has he's the most prolific, he's the most prolific state senator I think in the country. The guy has been massively massively effective at getting basically pro pedophilia laws passed. So there was a viral story yesterday where thousands of these pedophiles convicted pedophiles are getting released onto the streets of California without even serving a year in prison. And it's because he's successfully passed a law that's diminishing the criminal effect of getting convicted of sexualizing or abusing young children. And this Scott Weiner has been photographed at these gay pride parades and different things wearing sort of like S&M type costumes
Breitbart Labels Andy Biggs as 'Far Right,' Supporting Kevin McCarthy
"Breitbart is has clearly made a break from Donald Trump. And they've decided to throw their lot with Ron DeSantis. And look, that's great. It's okay to like both guys. I, for one, like both guys, I like Donald Trump. I like Ron DeSantis. That doesn't make me a bad human being. One of these days, Ron DeSantis is going to be president of the United States. It may be 2024, it may be 2028, but one day he's going to be president of the United States. But the issue now facing a lot of Republicans is who they're going to be voting for. When it comes to the speakership. And breitbart is throwing down a gauntlet. And they're saying that Kevin McCarthy has to be elected Speaker of the House, and if he doesn't, then the Democrats could gain control and could stage a takeover. Now, we've had Andy Biggs on this program. What I find fascinating is that breitbart is now referring to Andy Biggs, the congressman from Arizona. The former chairman of the House freedom caucus, a position now held by Scott Perry. They're calling Andy Biggs far right. This is breitbart. Breitbart is actually further to the right than anybody else. So who are they? Why are they out there and they're using it as a smear? This is not a compliment. They're using it as a smear. So Kevin McCarthy was on newsmax TV last night. With our buddy Sean Spicer. And Kevin McCarthy said, and it's a warning that if Republican members play games, the Democrats may end up picking the next house speaker.
Ryan Girdusky: The GOP Disenfranchised White College Educated Voters
"I want to begin by asking you to tell us a little bit about what you think happened in the midterms because I know people have sort of been debating this. The last month, you know, what happened, what we can do better next time. And I think that we need to talk about it because that way we can have a better game plan moving forward into 2024 and future elections so that we aren't blindsided again. I think there are a lot of things happen. I don't think there's any singular one lesson to be learned. I think there's multiple lessons. So let's start with the fact that turnout. The media has created this narrative, first of all, there was a quote unquote youthquake that millions of young people angry about abortion came out and voted in masses to elect Democrats. The data so far shows that that didn't happen at all. Didn't happen whatsoever. Republican turnout was actually extremely good in this election. And minority turnout, especially among Democrats, was extremely poor. That's why you're looking at Republicans probably getting over 40% of the Asian vote, somewhere in the high 30s of the Hispanic vote. And the black vote remains basically stagnated about 10%. Where Republicans faltered was among white college educated voters, especially independent voters. They were really disenfranchised with the Republican Party, even though they agree with them on issues like crime and immigration, and they don't approve of Joe Biden's performance in The White House. They were very upset over two big issues one being abortion and the idea of a national abortion ban. And secondly, the narrative over the fact that the 2020 election was so they didn't want to look backwards. They wanted to look forward. And I think that and on top of that, you've had major Republican both candidates and senators like Rick Scott and candidates like masters talking about the idea of privatizing social security, really, really irritated a lot of independent voters. So take us to Arizona, Arizona had a four Republicans win and four Republicans lose. The four who lost ran, it was a Blake Lake of hobby and in that one other guy they ran as a ticket on the 2020 election being stolen. The four who won was Kimberly E Tom Thorne and then two other big Republicans and they won on conservative platform issues. Tom Thorne defeated an incumbent running against CRT running against DEI running against bilingual education. Kimberly Lee Yi is not a moderate Republican. She's very conservative. But their message was looking forward to not backwards and they won. And I think that in states and places where the issues were very quality of life conversations like New York with crime. You serve Republican search and when the election really became about Donald Trump, you saw Republicans lose.
The History of Judicial Review
"So did judicial review is an implied power And a lot of people libertarians and others will say well kind of but you know in the states this state that state there judicial review And of course England had levels of I'm not talking about inferences and implications I'm talking about our history And so judicial review became increasingly powerful from about 1820 to 1860 Now one of the judicial review decisions in the 1850s that overthrew a federal law you may have heard of it dred Scott It wasn't a very good decision Was it America But there you had Supreme Court review judicial review And in that decision the Supreme Court essentially effectively Upheld slavery Now what about the lower courts The federal district courts and the circuit courts in the constitution They're not in the constitution They're created by Congress under the authority of the constitution So every single federal district court in every single circuit AKA appellate court is created by Congress So judicial review is implied The district courts and the circuit courts didn't exist They had to be created by acts of Congress And yet there is that language in the constitution of black and white About the state legislatures The siding On the electors
Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland
"Investigators are looking into why a small plane crashed in Maryland on Sunday. The small plane had left White Plains New York and was near the Montgomery county, Maryland air park in Gaithersburg, when it crashed into live power lines trapping two people inside and knocking out power to thousands in the area. Before first responders could rescue the two, utility contractors had to disconnect the high tension wires. So it would be safe for the rescuers and responders had to stabilize the plane and then the rescue. Montgomery county fire chief Scott Goldstein. Both patients have been transported from the scene to local area trauma centers. With serious injuries. But both are expected to survive. He talked to W JLA TV, state police identify the two as pilot Patrick Merkel of Washington, D.C., and passenger Janet Williams of Louisiana, both in their 60s. I'm Rita foley
Scott Powell Talks the Relevancy of Thanksgiving Today
"Are the other reasons that you give to say why Thanksgiving is relevant today to us today? Well, it's the qualities of character really, I think we all need a we can all do well to look at our lives as adventure. And not be afraid of doing something new and going on adventure. We have to have vision about what it is we really want. How do we want to live, we have a vision for that. And then we have to have the courage to pursue that. And in the case of the pilgrims, they wanted to live biblically. They wanted to live their lives according to the Bible as they understood it. So it was pursuing the truth, and they were persecuted for that. So we have to be willing to endure persecution. And then I think that the other important qualities include tolerance for people of different beliefs. Remember that the Mayflower had half pilgrims in half non pilgrims, some of them may have been Christians. I think some were, but then there were a lot of non believers on the ship. They had to have tolerance to live together, and when they were blown off course, and some of the non believers were ready to mutiny, it was the pilgrim elders who got together and said, we've got to we've got to save our save this. We've got to stay united if we're going into, you know, into a place we don't know about. They couldn't go to the Virginia company territory. They were then in Massachusetts. And
Scott Powell and Eric Reflect on the Pilgrim-Wampanoag Peace Treaty
"Whenever we talk about the Indians, of course, it's complicated because there's no such thing as the Indians. You have all of these Native American tribes, many of whom were, you know, genuinely bloodthirsty savages, and many of whom were absolutely wonderful and kind and gentle. So when we're talking about the wampanoags and it is interesting to me that it so happened that it was possible for them to have this wonderful beginning. Tell us a little bit more about that. But it is really, it's just astonishing when you talk about 50 50 year treaty with massasoit that was that squanto helped to broker, obviously they never would have been able to get a foothold these pilgrims and these English souls on American soil if it hadn't been for that. That's very true. It's true. You know, the hardship that they endured, the backstory of the pilgrims is equally fascinating. I mean, they were on ships that almost sank twice. First of all, they fled Great Britain because they were persecuted. You know, the leaders of the pilgrims went to jail for their beliefs. And anyway, they were released, and they made a second attempt to escape England to go to Holland, which was more tolerant, more religiously tolerant. They lived there for ten years, meanwhile, the Jamestown colony was successful, and they heard about that. And they realized that we would be better off going to the new world. And they viewed the new world in her brave terms. This is what's so remarkable about the pilgrims. William Bradford wrote the first 20 pages of his narrative of pilgrim's progress in Hebrew. He was a Christian, and yet he could write in Hebrew, and so he did.
Caller: Paul Ryan Supports Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker
"Well, Scott, love your show. Appreciate you taking my call. I read an article that popped up on my phone just a little while ago that said that all right was back in Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House and I think that says it all right there. Paul Ryan supports him, then you know what he is. Yeah, Tom, I can confirm that information. Paul Ryan and a lot of the other moderate Republicans are supporting Kevin McCarthy, and I hope that the house rate of caucus is going to be able to maintain their numbers again, McCarthy has to have 218 votes to become Speaker of the House and we understand he does not have those numbers yet and a number of lawmakers according to congressman Norman said that say that they are not going to be announcing their vote until the day of the vote.
Rep. Scott Perry: Freedom Caucus Still Undecided on Congress Leaders
"Are we safe to say that the caucus is unified in their opposition to McCarthy as speaker? You mean the freedom caucus? The freedom caucus. The freedom caucus has not taken an official position on this. Each member is being allowed to serve their own constituency, but there is a coalition of members of freedom caucus and other disaffected members of Congress. Again, 36 votes for someone other than other than speaker or leader McCarthy. So look, it's not just the freedom caucus at this moment. Of course, people as well that want to see a different course.
Rep. Scott Perry: Rep. Kevin McCarthy Still Needs Votes
"I want to switch over to the house where we know that Kevin McCarthy has already passed that first major hurdle to become Speaker of the House, you have had there's been reporting that you had a private meeting with McCarthy earlier this week. What can you tell us? Well, I have had numerous meetings with leader McCarthy, who seeks to be speaker. And as you know, Todd, he 36 members did not vote for Kevin McCarthy. And why that's important is because while he got the nomination, he still need 218 on the floor and two 21 or two 22 -36 does not equal to 18 and so I've talked to the leader on numerous occasions. We started our discussion to actually back in the summertime and I said, look, the status quo is not going to work. It's unacceptable and we've offered we made some offerings back then of some things that we thought would empower members and take some authority away from leadership and we were padded on the head as you can imagine Todd and sent on our way. We revisited in the fall. I just was back again and I just told him I said, look, we can't negotiate with ourselves. We're not going to be put in that position. We can't be the simultaneously the buyer and the seller in the same transaction. So we've offered, what is it that you're offering? And look, this isn't some kind of transaction where you give us a couple of positions on something. We want members to be empowered. So that they can represent their districts. As you know Todd, there hasn't been an amendment on the floor in 6 years. How do you represent your district when you can't even offer an amendment, people can vote against it, but you ought to be able to have a say, even if you can't have your way and
Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?
"Understand that ten, ten senators voted against speaker or rather leader McConnell. We don't know who those individuals were because it was a secret vote. I'd like to, I'd like to know who those folks are to be perfectly honest with you, congressman Perry, and I'd like to know what Mitch McConnell met when he wants to find common ground with the Democrats on some of the issues. Yeah, I mean, it's stresses me out, of course, as it does all of us. And the answer is, well, if you can't get, if you can't get ten more than ten and a sacred ball, excuse me, what are you going to get in an open ballot? I mean, these folks must have the fear of the good lord in them against about Mitch McConnell as far as finding common ground. I mean, look, the Democrats own the place, they're not interested in common ground. They're interested in a cram down is what they're just going to shove their way through. And of course, as long as there's always a handful of senators to give them what they need to get to 60, a handful of Republicans that they can continue to get everything they want, something has to give here. And
Senator Josh Hawley Discusses the Future of Senate Leadership
"Now is senator Josh hawley, one of the few fighters in the U.S. Senate, and I am so happy and thrilled that senator hawley's influence will be increasing because JD Vance is going to the U.S. Senate senator Holly, how you doing? I'm doing great, Charlie. Thanks for having me. I know you and I are both on the ground with JD Vance. I wish we would make Blake masters as well, but sending JD is a big deal. Thank you. And thank you for all your help with that. Let me just kind of start with the leadership election or selection I should say yesterday. Tell us what you can without breaching any confidentiality of what happened behind closed doors with what looks like now senator McConnell is going to be continued leader of the Senate minority. Well, listen, I'll just tell you what my position has been, which is that I voted for new leadership. I said before the election, Charlie, that I wasn't going to support to Mitch McConnell for leader. I don't think that he has led the party in a good direction. I think the results of this last election make that clear. And I think we need a different direction clear. I mean, if you look at this last election and you say, oh, everything's fine. It's just fine, you know? We don't need to make any changes. I just say, if you're a Republican, you know, you're delusional. Particularly if you're one of these D.C. Republicans that didn't give the candidates anything to run on, that didn't actually put forward a coherent agenda. The basically just set off Biden sucks. He's no good vote for us. You know what we learned out of this election is that independent voters, they actually want you to come out and fight for them. They actually want you to come be on their side. It's not enough to say it's our turn. You have to go show them that you're willing to fight for them. And I don't think Senate leadership has done that. So Charlie, I voted no and you know, I urged for there to be new leadership, and I asked both of the guys who were running, which was Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott from Florida. I asked both of them, what are you going to do to put forward an agenda that will actually deliver for the American people, not just talk, not just do press appearances, but what are you going to do that will actually deliver?
Where's the Talent on Our Side? Joe and Victoria Weigh In
"So big issue we've discussed, where's the talent on our side? The big, big brains. And I don't want to I'm looking. You know, it's not just the last four years of Trump. I would say from the aughts onwards, we didn't have the gingrich's, the bakers. We didn't have the people who were, you know, the good Machiavelli's of the right inside the building. Did we not cultivate them? Did they all go off into the private sector? Give us explanations. Well, the bush people don't cultivate new talent. They're not interested in it. They don't care about it because it's all about them. It's a network. That's why when Jeb Bush ran in 2016 and that famous, okay, you can applaud now. That's because that was a sense of entitlement. And they surrounded themselves with the same players, the same tired old people who didn't understand what's changing in American politics. There are great talented people out there. We just haven't done a very good job of cultivating them. And again, I blame ronna mcdaniel. I believe the blame Rick Scott. There's all kinds of wonderful talented people. The guy from Wisconsin, who was the first chief of staff for president Trump. Ryan. Brian's priebus. What did they do to bring in great new brains? What they did? They went and got the old people from the Republican national quote to quote on exactly this issue, just to give it a little bit of a flavor a little bit of color. I think it was some rag Vanity Fair or something. Bannon gave an interview about the first four weeks in The White House, and he actually used this phrase when we needed 4000 positions filled. Presidential appointments. He said, I sat down with reince and we, quote, made a drug deal with the RNC to fill those positions. And it's really quite remarkable that we achieved what we did, given the fact that the old schlep of the skull and crossbones and all the good old boys filled those positions. They went and found every rhino they could, and president Trump had a rhino in charge.
Republicans Find Their Way Through Tough Conversations
"More to glory, America, bonjour, high candidate who you're alive inside the beltway on this Thursday I'll be on special report tonight on the panel with Brett bear talking about the house finally being called for the Republicans. Mitch McConnell being returned to lead the GOP Senate. One of his colleagues, Jim Langford, just won a thunderous reelection for another 6 years. I'm not sure if at the sentence or a big win. I know you want to serve the people of Oklahoma. Welcome back, senator lankford. How are you? I'm doing very well. Good morning. Yeah, by the way, it's a bit of a boat. It's a victory and a sentence as well. So I'm very glad for you. I was at a national Republican senatorial committee event, probably a year and a half ago with you and your wonderful wife and with Rick Scott and everyone. You know, Republican senators may have disagreements. But they actually, they don't have fisticuffs. I tried to explain that in the first hour I'd like you to expand on that. Any partnership. And I've run two law firms with more than 20 partners. And they disagree. And then they get that they have a vote in the end. You go along with what the vote is. Is that the way the Senate Republican caucus will work? That is the way that it works actually. There's always frustration. We obviously underperform what we thought we would during the elections last week. So there's a need for a very serious conversation about where we're going. How we communicating the issues, what are the key things that we're actually trying to be able to promote and put out there. Those are hard conversations that need to have and we spent hours Monday and Tuesday going through some very Frank conversations on that as we should.
Do Republicans Need to Get Creative With Ballot Drop Boxes?
"Do you think that just from a characteristic standpoint, do you think that Republicans are willing to embrace ballot harvesting as a new strategy? I think there's definitely going to be hesitancy. What I've seen just on the world of Twitter, which we all know isn't necessarily reflective of overall real life. Since last week, there's been a lot more openness to it overall. There's been a lot of misunderstandings of what it is. And so I think on the conservative side, they have to know that we can be successful in it. And one of my writers at red state, Scott counsel, I know he's been on your show a lot. He even came up with this modified program before ballot harvesting was legal in California with a stamp program where they gave a stamp to someone and watched them put it in their mailbox, whoever had an absentee ballot at their home at that time. And they flipped a Democrat plus 13 district in the central valley using that tactic. There's different targeting and voter modeling things that they used as well. But just to conservatives to know that if you're doing this the right way with the right data with the right consultants and with a good plan, that it is a viable strategy, not just for conservative districts, but within rural areas and with Democrat districts.
McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader; Scott's bid rejected
"Mitch McConnell will be back as the Republican Senate leader amid a party in fighting I'm not going anywhere For the first time in 15 years as leader McConnell faced a challenge but Republicans reelected him over Rick Scott I'm pretty proud of 37 to ten Those who voted against McConnell included allies of Donald Trump who encouraged Scott to confront McConnell There has been public GOP unrest in both chambers of Congress after a disappointing midterm showing but the vote leaves McConnell poised to become the Senate's longest serving leader next year Sagar Meghani Washington
GOP Sen. Scott mounts long-shot bid to unseat McConnell
"Following the midterms both parties in the Senate are gearing up for the new year with Democrats remaining in the majority majority leader Chuck Schumer is celebrating the midterm results We had a great happy and spirited discussion in our caucus Democrats are ready and eager and united For the Republicans Florida's Rick Scott is mounting a long shot bid to unseat the minority leader Mitch McConnell I have the votes I will be elected The only issue is whether we do it sooner or later Scott's unexpected challenge to McConnell comes as Republicans are wrestling over a lackluster performance in the midterms when the party out of power historically sees significant gains Ed Donahue Washington
Nick Cannon Announces the Birth of His 11th Child
"Anyway, I'm moving on. Another day, another Nick Cannon baby. Yes. I know we've all lost count. And I wouldn't be surprised if Nick Cannon has lost count as well. Only this past September he and Brittany bell welcomed his tenth child the other day, it was revealed that Abby de la rosa just popped out his 11th, but Alyssa Scott is still pregnant with baby number 12 he'll be likely arriving next year, Nick may be birth announcement, the girl will be called beautiful Zeppelin cannon. Why are we taking this guy serious at any level? Beautiful, Zeppelin cannon. That's nothing short of being an asshole naming your child beautiful Zeppelin? You know what? He went on Instagram, beautiful day from beautiful Zeppelin cannon to arrive. Mommy, I love you. You make it all looks. How many times did you tell the mothers I love you? This is insane. Mommy, I love you. You make it all look so easy and effortless, but I'm forever indebted to your tireless work of constant dedication, diligent effort, selfless love that you give to our children and myself not to mention, your vaginas always open 24/7 no, but he didn't say that, but he is clearly thinking that. Beautiful is privileged to have such a loving and spiritually inclined mother your resilience and strength doesn't go unnoticed. This is like, this is like these are bad hallmark card note. This is such band writing.
"scott" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to the author of rediscovering America, brand new book called how the national subtitle, how the national holidays tell an amazing story about who we are. So Scott, you were just saying that in a way, it's unavoidable that the 11 national holidays that are encoded that there are official national holidays, they tell a story that's unavoidably biblical and Christian every one of them somehow does and that says something because part of the reason we need a book like rediscovering America is the fact that for the last 50 or so years you have people who are effectively cultural marxists who hate the founder's vision of America who hate this vision of America who don't want to point to 1621 but to 16 19. We're really facing and have been for decades facing forces that totally disagree with the thesis of this book and the vision of the founders, two of whom we celebrate on president's day. I mean, Lincoln, he's not really a founder. But in a way, his vision was always looking back to the founders. He looks back to Thanksgiving. So we've been in a kind of ideological war, which is why I think your book is particularly timely. Well, I would take it one step further. We are in a spiritual war. This is a very intense spiritual battle that we face. And we had better wake up to that. Because the enemy has been gaining ground. And we need to push back at every front churches need to be mobilized as they were in earlier times where you want to bring to the public square the beliefs of your faith. We don't believe that we're all comfortable with the separation of church and state that we're very tolerant country. This is not a Christian country. But we know that essentially the founders of the country, 95% of them were Christian. And.
"scott" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Back to the future business show a treat muskie here. I'm your host. I hope you do very today on one. The one today with mr scott melby he. He's the director at a company. Called uranium royalty core. Welcome to the show. Rick straight to be on your show and be with your listeners. Today it's great to be here. Thank you very much for joining me now. Okay you're talking about wine regions and things like that and the beautiful places that we have around the world and we touched on. Australia's south shore either. In fact being a hub for nuclear energy submarines in the near future enough to talk in some data about that as part of the cold but before we do that. Scott look to learn. Be more about you. personally. I'm wondering where is home for you right now. Well i'm based in a place called castlerock colorado it's just south of denver between denver and colorado springs. And i'm based out of here in the foothills of the rockies and so that's That's home for me. And i've been in this uranium in nuclear energy industry for the last thirty seven years so For a relatively young guy at the age of fifty nine spent All my career in nuclear power. So it's really a pleasure to speak on the topic today. yeah absolutely hoop.
"scott" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Them when. I meet them someday but i believe he's actually closed most of those well people in one on one dinner conversations. Okay so clearly. His personal brand. There's a status piece. He's also doing the legwork himself by having one on one conversations closing them he is a hero to you and in many ways. You revere him so much that you you're modeling and lot of what you're doing after him. What haven't we explored yet about. Scott people wouldn't know that maybe you know if you're not familiar with his story and as much as he does have a personal brand. I guess that a good percentage of people may not know who he is at all and if they do they know very little about him. We know now through this conversation. Some of those pieces but what else is so impressive about him. That would make it worth sharing right now. His subscription model so he has a subscription recurring revenue stream model for his nonprofit called the spring so the spring is basically where you donate thirty bucks a month. It's forty now and with that forty bucks. You get one percent clean water. So i have a member of the spring as an example blitz. scott hurson is very well and he's the only nonprofit i know of. Who's done this. Like at a level that is unheard of is he creates a whole community out of it so the spring is not just you give money and that's it you get an email every month with an update they tell you where the well is literally where the well is where it is on the websites. You can actually go see the well. You're helping fund it's actually bonkers when you're spending forty bucks a month or something and the other pieces even have book clubs. You can actually go meet other members of the spring. So he's made it this entire community the way that he describes it. It's a movement rather than the money so it doesn't matter if you donate five dollars a month or five thousand dollars a month. It's about art. You are you in on this party. Are you in so that we can join together as a group to solve this big problem. That's what he's done really well through his marketing. And as you see. 'cause i know you wash this twenty minute video. The call to action is joined the spring so joined the well which is like sixty grand a year. It's hey can you give five bucks a month and you get thirty bucks a month. And he got daniel act the founder of spotify..
"scott" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"So My i guess. How can they reach me. So i have a facebook page. Lincoln page twitter account instagram My company's called power purpose or pop went on facebook. It would be Power purpose metro west boston because of the time who sort of a smaller territory. What has become but that's a good way to find out the company my contract and is there Twitter handle is scott. F cats k. t. z. Okay and Yeah happy to engage with any any bruce fans I did kind of chuckle as well over the sways waves and I don't know about you. I know you didn't wanna talk about it. But i don't feel like you have to have to say something and that you know i'm like i said i'm a traditionalist and in the lyrics the album it says waves right. Yeah in my head. I'm like are waves. Mean he wrote it you know yeah almost every time if you see him live. He says sways gaffe. So maybe he had a may occult ball or maybe you know he's. He's adapted lyrics to certain songs over time. Anyway i thought it was..
"scott" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Give me a hard time about it. But i can. I can buy the version of the song. I can almost tell where it was when it was just. That's cool I may have asked you this and If you guys have not If you're new to the show I had a friendship month earlier in the year or indiana and and so scott was on with another friend. Scott it was the scott scott show and so Please go back in here that that was a lot of fun. They met in camp and then later became friends. They rediscovered each other and adults. Which i think is just an amazing story. So i may be duplicating a couple of questions. But what about bruce captivating you can you articulate why he became your guy and has remained your guy i will try and you can tell me if i articulate girls so i always loved history and i like trying to think of the word While try something else. Because i can't think of the we're having a senior moment but that's alright. I've always liked sort of team sports. I like the concept of a real band that that gets along not wanna fight. And everybody's got ish you know and i'm sure some of that goes on but you know for the most part. It's a pretty cohesive unit that he's created here because they all care so much And the whole is greater than the some of the parts is he you know the one plus one equals three thing that he stated and i from the very first time i heard almost every song it just hit me like i'm in. I'm sold so love at first sight. You know you just you know when you see it and you know when you hear it but what i always loved was this was a guy that was playing with his friends. The grew up essentially with these guys. Give or take you know in and out a few we were there. And they've stayed true. Tha their their mission. Statement and what they represent and You know. I totally respect the fact. He writes his own stuff. That doesn't mean. I don't like other people that don't write their own stuff. That are just very talented but to me it's just to that next level so to.
"scott" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"And my mom's dad. My grandfather was a Theatrical talent agent broadway producer. He managed wrandell on he. He ran verve records. At one point. It was fun when he would come in. Because as a little kid for whatever reason i somehow got into tom jones so gave you tom. Jones was playing a nightclub here in the in the area and my grandfather took us shown took me backstage. I think it was ten. And i met tom jones. He wasn't much taller than me. Frankly but he was great. It was a great show. Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of set. Less than bruce your podcast. All about bruce springsteen his music and mostly is fans. I am your host jesse jackson and joining me. Tonight is a return guest. He had so much fun as a duo he decided to do a solo act He's kinda paul. Simon without our garfunkel. Maybe you know But scott cats welcome back to the show. Thank you sir. Glad to be back. Glad to see you back. Yeah thank you now. I i do not think the episode where i had. This revelation is come out but I had a guy on the podcast a couple weeks ago. And he started talking about summer camp. And finding bruce springsteen and i said you know i just realized that's a common theme on this podcast and it's funny because Collin who is on the podcast The shoot as we're recording. I released that yesterday. He was from great britain. But found bruce in a. You know east coast. He had gone to america as in a camp like as an internship or something. And that's how he discovered bruce so If i remember correct brightness how you guys discovered bruce yeah you're spot on i as a little kid You know in my neighborhood. There were a bunch of guys and I was kind of the second youngest. So you kinda looked up these older guys. And they all love bruce. And this would have been you know mid seventies dating myself bryant. he's Then i went to overnight camp up in maine in seventy seven when i was nine and you know looking back now. I didn't realize that was you know. Maybe the golden era of know how much. I have loved and done dan if i wrote older but Just got really into it..
"scott" Discussed on The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
"Out why Out you change them So yeah in some ways but you know what's really interesting thing about this scott. My observation is the in some ways. This is what people in the clinic. Typically do already like the people who are writing the dsm or more funding scientific research but just clinical psychologists who are interacting with people. Somebody comes in. What do you do you try to easily. what's wrong. You try to understand their problems. He tried understand like the pattern of their lives. Specific ways they think about things the specific personality profile. But they have that might be like helping entering. And then you know you deal with that person as an individual so in some ways. I don't think it's that weird. It's just so counter to the way in which everybody is obsessed with Identifying labels for people in slotting them into the right boxes. Because that's how you not put on the insurance form and in theory that's how you know what pills to give the all right because that's another thing. We haven't even touched on yet. Is the current obsession in psychiatry with treating everything with belts. Well that's a whole different conversation. But i hear you. I want to ask a fault question Because you've talked a lot about trying to understand And moves moves away from thresholds of the actual characteristics themselves. But i wanna talk about the other end. How do you find. The cutoff cybernetic dysfunction. You know i mean you won't you haven't we haven't focused on that question as much as right. So that gets us back again to this distinction between psychopathology and mental disorder. And so what we think is that actually again. It's an objective question or not whether somebody is has cybernetic dysfunction because remember that requires two things first that you are. You're blocks from moving towards some of your important goals. And then the second thing is that you're unable to engage in the process that allows you to.
"scott" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
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"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"Empower. How do we educate. And how do we inform in a way that we can really leverage and get out there in a way where we can help people because kids are going to do with. Kids are gonna do believe that. I'm an ex unlicensed. Pharmacists guy long term recovery. And nobody could tell me. I was invincible. You know. I remember my mom when she first caught me. I said well it sure beats drinking alcohol like you and dad do on friday you know and and that was what was in that three to five percent range so it was nothing. So how do we help. People start with parents. How do we help. Parents have a conversation with their children. What's what's been your experience at works. Well you know you mentioned. Kevin sabet and kevin actually wrote the forward to my new book. My ninth book which will hit bookstores on july tenth which you may not know symbolically is seven ten which is international dab day if you take the word oil and flip it upside down your calculators. Some high person figured out that looks like a seven ten. So seven ten day is to concentrates as for twenty day is to marijuana so on dab day i will be releasing the dangerous truth about today's marijuana johnny. Stacks life and death story kevin Sobat from sam wrote the forward to that so fortunately Very well acquainted with him. We've some partnership plans in place. Said i had to just push back a little. I don't think kids will be kids. I don't think that children who actually know. And are given the respect the information the neuroscience the data on what is actually happening to their brains if we come to them as parents who are not saying. You're not allowed to do this and this is bad. Don't you ever do this in my house right but to talk with them very as you know intelligent young people who can grasp the concepts of science and to them. What happens when you use. Thc how does it affect the brain. How does it bind to neuro transmitters. What are can have annoyed transmitter. Cb cb to where are they located in our brains. What's supposed to be happening in your brain as you grow. What happens instead when you use marijuana. How does it alter the structure of the brain. What are the outcomes of use short term and long term. What can it do to you. I think that we simply don't know as parents. If you're not prepared to have a conversation with your child outlined as i just described it you are not educated enough about marijuana it is everywhere it is at every party. It is in middle school. Shockingly ten percent of middle schoolers here in colorado us. In half of our highschoolers use it is going to be an epidemic very quickly. pandora's box is burst wide open scott and it is now officially the gateway drug we know from the centers for disease control from two thousand and nineteen with their youth behavioral risk survey that marijuana use lifetime. Marijuana use is the number one predictor of whether a high school senior will have abused opioids in the past thirty days. So let me say that again. The number one predictor that a high school student will abuse opioids in the past thirty days. Is lifetime marijuana. Use not alcohol. Not anything else stat. was measured marijuana. So what's really critical to understand. Is that marijuana has now surpassed.
"scott" Discussed on thebuzzr pod
"Fourteen. Ray stevens was number. One in nineteen seventy four on uk singles chart streak. The song was about the current british craze of streaking. Streaking was the act of running naked in a public place. Saskatoon folk rock artist. Scott klein joins us today. Scott some bird and sexy deliveries substance music art and is an artist to watch today. We chat about sunshine. And what's my name. These are two incredible releases heart of his upcoming album to release this year. Enjoy the show. Hi scott thank you for coming on the show. Today's really great that you could spend some time with. Thanks for having me. No that's great. thank you. so you're getting. You're making a lot of noise with the music. You'd sunshine. I was looking on the web site. You've had quite a number reviews. Radio play Need chop. That's this a single. That kinda came about there wasn't supposed to be on the ep. It was a song. That i kinda wrote really quickly and Just kind Threw into the there and But the press said. I've been getting it's been like quite a bit you know. And he's you never really know like what that leads to but But it's been it's been Exciting my end to to see how many logs skipped pick it up and like different countries that cover it in who likes. It doesn't like it. You know it's really. It's not very much genre like it's not just country music so it's a very subjective type style music so they so like it's interesting to see that some people like it and they liked the vibe and and others are like i like it but it doesn't set ni- would covering type of ricky that beginning firm inside box the that's one reason. I like it. But i was doll as music but actually all my notes here. I have genre question question question. I it wasn't it wasn't american. Could be a bit. Folk-rock bit breezy. Amen i was thinking who. Who does this remind me up. I hope your complimentary but it reminded me of america. The band america a name particular justice the best one i felt but i was into it But to me there's floated is conflicted because it's a downbeat but in the back you year sunshine so shy night. Was that intentional. Yeah yeah. I mean like i had this idea ahead of like what i'm hearing you know and It's a small percentage of it like comes out in the studio as you trying to strive for hundred percent. You don't get fully good You kinda roll is like what what is happening in the studio. You know that it starts with the drums right so so we make differently each write the song with it acoustic guitar and i think in in my music on it. There's a. there's a bit of a undecided tension between the dark and the light you know And it it's very you know whether that's you know country music and rock and roll or You know folk music and Yeah by just yeah anyway. I feel like there's there's some type of tension always you know the tween the between the two and That definitely is coming out his song white. This because it's like some dark undertones in a light light hearted like Sixties rock and roll. Kind of five. You know like like the bees or on other band. Slake the animals you know. At that time they were saying you know even the beatles. They're singing a boat dark stuff but they're making pot you know and and i think that's kind of what i was for on this on this track just to I tried to read a positive song. you know. this is my attacks by said it was complected. Surprises spin is always consecutive. I think you know. I'm i'm conflicted. Leah hanson Was the guitarist. One june our winner. How'd you meet up with him. I mean it's a i mean. There's there's good stories here shea kit stores. I met up with him He's he plays in a band called league roles right now currently. And he's currently doing this solo project senate hand on which is about to come off But he's you know he's. He's signed with warner music. canada You know with this other bambi roles and The producer american with aspen beverage. He also plays in the band. You know so so. When i recorded music with the with aspen i had went out to this small town in saskatchewan called pyo pods cash. Right which is like in the middle of nowhere a rails town israel. Town it is. It's accurate there's probably fifty people that live there recorded. It's like old school house so incompetent nineteen hundreds and as decrepit schools so we recorded the album there and You know they were doing legal. Wolves is doing some sessions there too as well and he heard my music you know it came across him and he played on it. You know which was amazing and very grateful for you know And he continues to to play on the whistle with sunshine in particular in the middle Like the the bridge or whatever you call it a keep she lays down some some good leads there and Yeah.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"To be expiring from their experience so to me. That's like an unconscious or subconscious attempt suicide. We should treat them the same way as we do. A suicide put them in a whole observed for a couple of days. Give them some information. Don't leave till they make some commitment to look into what's going on. So i'm real passionate about that michael and i'm also very conscious that i'm only one person and i know there's thousands out there that are working on this and you know we. We can't seem get ourselves together the room yet to talk about nationalizing some sort of mechanism to try to really others prevention programs everywhere and is great people doing great work. And i'm i know. I'm onto facebook pages with them. You know seeing it on instagram and watching the the people talking about getting surprised staying in sobriety you know but i also see the people that are treatment resistant and i see how families struggle with their loved ones to try to convince him to get into treatment but no one is prepared to deal with the family meal with addiction unless they experienced it before so i would really my biggest appeal today would be to say. Look if you can't call me and call me. Here's my number again. Six one nine nine three two seven three. I'm in san diego california if you're sitting in some other parts of the country while you're too far away make the call we'll talk through what your options and opportunities are and if you don't wanna call me that's fine three magic words. That are hardest to say. I need help. How do we determine. And i'm gonna give you one more fact another. Lets you ask me anything. You want to ask michael. According to science fifteen percent of our population has an active addiction issue. That will erupt this next twelve months and when i say active addiction issue. I'm talking substance abuse. I'm not even talking gambling. Food sex internet and i'm sure there's others out there that didn't mention to keep percent but what's even more scary. Is that fifteen percent of us. You know i'm not them anymore. I'm addict in recovery. But i'm not actively using acting out fifteen percent will impact seven people a day each whether it be through their level of impairment whether it be through their driving whether it be through their performance at work whether it be their relationship with their family or their siblings or their neighbors are the parts of the community. So if you think about that that's eighty five percent of our population so we have three hundred and thirty million people in the us. It's all the man. Two hundred sixty million plus are impacted by this disease. I wanna to call it. And i believe it is of addiction and substance abuse and again people will push back well. Just don't pick it up. You won't have a problem. Well guess what everybody knows somebody now and i think that's the number that's projected for two twenty twenty five is what is it almost like one in six people or have a major problem and they'll have to deal with it and they can't just deal with it by stopping. They're going to need help. You mentioned a ninety. five percent recidivism. Correct that so we're clear. The fact of that follows if somebody just goes into a twenty day pro for example like i did. And that's all. I do meaning if there isn't a continuing care if you don't continue with your your clinical support or if you don't get into it so some sort of social model or you get into recovery group or your joined some some some other faction of getting support me. It's like a diet once you've finished losing your weight and you hit your goal weight. You can't just go back to doing what you used to do. Those things you have to learn how to do them and you can do that during treatment. But you need to take that information and you've got a consumer that education because if you've been getting high for ten fifteen years or more or twenty years you can't fix it in a month that's the point so twenty eight days stay do nothing else. Science shows you have a ninety five percent chance of relapsing or reciprocating correct. So we have narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous These are all things you definitely recommend becoming involved with. They're they're they're the twelve step programs the fellowship of recovery they're ca. There's ma there's essay. There's always there's g a ton of non and by the way you can go online and you can get into a virtual meeting so if you're sitting at some rural area going i can't on treatment but you have a computer phone. You can go online. You can join the meeting virtually so that's certainly a pathway. I also tell people that. Look 'cause i remember they call it the god problem in recovery and i understand some people uncomfortable. It's seems to be a faith based program but here's the thing if that smoking it doesn't work view. They're smart recovery. There's there's buddhism out there there are all kinds of different faith-based groups you know That have their own form of recovery. Or they've adopted a form of recovery. I don't care what it is you do but just do something meaning. Don't avoid it all because it doesn't make sense to you or irritates you or you think there's too much god stuff or not enough god stuff. Don't let that be a reason not to get extended support and help is what i say no matter what it is you pick but don't do what you've always done because you'll get what you've always gone. 'cause my best thinking nearly caused me to take my life. My best thinking had me putting poison my body every day trying to kill myself so that part of that of my mind that i've been healing with my own recovery program. If i stopped doing that i could potentially relapse and according to science if your body's without altering substances for ten twenty thirty forty years but you pick up that day. It's almost like you never stopped. And i don't quite understand that phenomenon that it's been explained to me that something you don't get a choice on so if i were to drink tomorrow it's like i've been drinking the last thirty four plus years so whatever help works but get help meeting ask for help seek. Help be inquisitive ask. A colleague talked to a friend talk to a family member. Check in with them. Because they all know you know. I thought it was a big secret. Nobody knew drinking problem. When i went into treatment. You hear.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"Working. Now i know i'm gonna get a lot of flack for that but i do know this. Two thousand was seventeen. The last study was done. Forty billion dollars spent by america to go to treatment. Forty billion and the industry has an outcome success rate of less than five percent or another way of looking at it ninety five percent relapse rate if all you do is twenty eight day program and nothing else and my. My confidence is really high. You can ask any major insurance company as any major treatment center. And it's a really real honest they'll tell you that's the outcome. It's unfortunate but they tend to blame the addict or the alcoholic. say well. They weren't ready or they weren't willing or they didn't want to work. And the funny thing is when we talk to people who have this disease of diabetes for example. It's my best analogy. We never say that to them. You should eat less sugar. You know you should watch what you eat you know but in the meantime we're going to help you monitor your blood sugar level. And here's insulated. You need it when you know back in my day. If you had a nice watch on they would hesitate and bidding you to treatment. Because i figured you weren't done. No maladaptive. behavior is treated the way addiction as we as a society. Do not look at any other medical issue. The way we look at addiction we see self self inflicted basically it I know but you know. But i think out seeing someone being choosing to do this themselves to themselves rather than it becoming something that they can't control right now. I remember people telling me. Wait wait wait. If you wouldn't pick up that drink. Would you have a drinking problem. Well there's nothing wrong with drinking. I think people do it all the time of difficulty with me. A guy who's pre wired a certain way predisposes with what i call this addiction. I can't have one drink. I can't. I can't stop there and i you know when i when i tell people you know. We haven't spoken about it yet. But we we look at the current landscape of our country. You know right now. People aren't even really talking about alcoholism anymore when you compare it to. What's going on with the opioid crisis. Prescription drug medication medications written by da licensed providers doctors pharmacies etcetera. And then you look at you know the the sentinel that's being mixed with oxycontin now with heroin and you take a look at the counterfeit medication. That's being made some in our country summit china's some in mexico and it's coming through candidates come into the mail and it's being sold on the dark web. We have got this level of consumption of narcotics now in our country. We have never seen and you can't open up a newspaper. Listen to the radio watch. Tv turn on instagram or facebook or any social media and not read about some catastrophic overdose. I mean just recently that you know. Famous young baseball player was found an he. According to the autopsy overdosed on think it was fat. And all oxycontin. Oxy morphine and opioids. So that the concern that i have today is somebody who's been in long term recovery. Who's now in treatment business and the crisis intervention business. It scares me because the way young people are consuming narcotics to a. There's no will. There never was before but whether it was because of the quality control the old days we used to steal stuff from the pharmacy. I used to get drugs before the. Da put numbers on you know. Da distributed or licensed providers. We used to go into hospitals. We'd steal them up the card so we knew there was a a. We didn't think about it. Then but now people are picking up you know counterfeit zanex and counterfeit you know oxy cotton and it's cut with sentinel because they could put such a small dose in and i know that i've been interviewed by many people law enforcement. I asked the question to them. What is the motivation. And i know what it is. But i asked the question. Why would someone distribute the product and get interviewers asked me why would someone distributes distributor product kills the consumer. Why would they want to do that. And i said well every time there's an overdose it gets on the news every time it gets on the news their sales increase. So that's the answer for that. You know no news is good news but this news is bad. News bad news for drug seekers either way get higher. How do i you know. Spend less to get more and just give me your name again in the west coast. Methamphetamine is ten times less expensive than it was ten years ago ten times less and ten years ago it had five percent purity now and has ninety percent purity that's just methamphetamine. And i know that because the department justice the medical examiner. The da the da. They're sharing that. I'm on the prescription drug abuse. Task force here at san diego on. That'll be task force. I am fully immersed. And i'm now classified as a subject matter expert by the local television station because whenever something comes up that's around subs abuse or overdose or you know counterfeit. They're calling me and saying can you come give us a read on it. I was just interviewed today. by station they just had A slow mini-summit diego and the da was there and they called me and said can you and opinion on recovery and what works so. That's what i talk about today. As much as i can. Because you know. Law enforcers talks about the problem. Medical examiner talks about the morbidity rate. You know right now in our country it's north of two hundred and forty people die every single day behind prescription opioids two hundred forty day which technically is a plane crash. When you think about it if we had a plane crashing every day the federal government would intervene in a way the society with intervene in a way the communities would just say stop it and one of the things that i'm very involved with as a group called save homes coalition which is a group that helps educate families on how to get prescription. Medication unused unsafe medication out of the home. Because right now. According to science the average heroin user seventy percent of the heroin users started on prescription medication and now doctors have gotten smarter. da's putting more pressure. The american medical society have decided in surgeon general. Cdc they've all to said look. We need to stop writing. These prescriptions. Well the person who's addicted doesn't say. Oh this is a cultural shift. I'll reduce my consumption. They're finding ways to backfill their prescriptions. With fenton all or street drugs that are cut with fat. and all. that's why my opinion we're seeing this level of overdosing going up know some states instead. Will we finally started to reduce it. They haven't they've just reclassifying it as a suicide versus an overdose. And i'm one of those people i wanna see people who overdose get the same kind of support that someone like myself. Did i hide reported. It tries to commit suicide because someone who's taking drugs today. That are gotten from the street or from the dark web or technically.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"My mom's voice suicide selfish. I pull myself back in. I completely broke down emotionally a call my wife you know and i it was like i don't know six in the morning san diego and they said call jerry coming home tonight and i'm ready to do whatever it takes. She knew exactly. 'cause i've been calling her. I guess all week at weird hours of the night describing inappropriate behavior. That was going. You know stupid stuff. Getting into fights getting knocked over and then of course. The hotel thing in flew home. Friday night met with my family told them what was going on and saturday morning. I checked into treatment. That was november the eleventh nineteen eighty-four balls on that. Well i i didn't know it's funny like i did not know what that even meant. I had never been told about. Maybe i was told about treatment. And what treatment. Options look like. But i i'm sitting in this twenty eight day program. They told me the when. I checked in saturday morning and the funny thing. 'cause i didn't drink that night coming home from new york and the first thing that the intake person said to me was you know. Scott you'll be here for twenty eight days i go. I don't care whatever it takes. I'll do whatever it takes you tell me what to do and i will do it and they said. We hope you partied well last night. Because it'll be your last party. And i'm thinking god another missed opportunity was it. I keep mystic was my timing always so off. Why do i feel like a victim of circumstances. I'm sitting in a rehab and you know. They gave me some medication that we normally do for for detoxing so my sobriety date is actually the thirteenth. I waited two days establishment november thirteenth. You know nineteen eighty-four was my sobriety date and it's it's still continues to be my sobriety date so this november off goes well. You know what. I'm close to it. And i was like my actually my home group this morning Sharing a little bit about coming up. On my anniversary of my sobriety. I'll be celebrating. Thirty five years of continuous sobriety. And you know. I say that out loud it it just sounds like what 'cause i live my life. You know like most of us who have decided that we can't do what we used to do. When data time. 'cause i can manage that and i've heard you know holistic health and gut hills and mindfulness and meditation that you can find ways to live in the moment you can do anything and i. I'm getting better at it again. Tell you sixty five. I'm still working on it. Which to me means connected to what. I need to be connected to continue to move forward rather than saying i'm done. I'm going to close the book on that. I don't have to worry about anymore. I do so that night. I remember going to my very first. You know fellowship meeting and everyone that was at that meeting either veterans who have been in the program or veterans of a fellowship and they asked the newcomers. 'cause we're in institutional enviro. Anybody have any questions. And i remember saying something goofy like you know. How does this program work. And they said really. Why don't you just try and listen. So i don't know seemed like an attorney when it eternity went by and they asked the question again. The newcomers have questions. And i said. I don't understand your answer. And then they said we'll just take the cotton out of your ears and stick in your mouth. I still wasn't clear. So they they used a higher level of profanity to convince me that. I just need to shut up and listen and that was my very first message on a very first day in treatment and i spent the next twenty days and impatient program listening to every suggestion everybody made and as i do family week and my wife got engaged With the program in my parents came into my siblings and some of my friends. Some came and abandoned me. And i wouldn't have the rabbi. Come visit me. Tell me though. Scott jewish people drinking problems go rabbi. I got an idea on my wrist and their alarms on these doors will confirm. I'm in an institution. And i want to be here because everything i'm doing now starts to make sense because what i was doing. Four didn't so that was kind of my trajectory Going into you know. The thanksgiving season being treatment during the holiday season and then getting it and i was lucky i knock on wood and i'm grateful each day that i i was able to grasp what people were telling me and it was obviously a life changing event so from that day forward. I never took another drink or drug. And i've spent the last thirty four years eight months nine months finding ways to be a service and help others so moving forward You know what i do today. Is i run and operate company recovery. It's a outpatient program. But i started five years ago. There's a lot i've done. Obviously in the last thirty years. I ran a nonprofit for eighteen years called second chance it was a program put together to work with people coming out of jail in prison and i had one hundred seventy five alcohol and drug free beds at its peak and we help the underserved get jobs and housing. So i spent my entire adult life trying to find ways to give back and to be of service to help others and help families navigate to getting their loved ones not early into treatment but access to appropriate level of care. And what i've learned is one size does not fit all what i've learned is that everybody's different and everybody thinks they're different and i'm trying to continually battle the stigma around people who have this disease of the now. I personally believe it's a disease. And when i talked and i publicly speak. Whatever i'm invited. I talk about the statement. I talk about the disease and i talk about addiction to talk about the. There's hoping their state and when you think about it when you're talking about diseases. Denial inability feel stealing. The person who's got the problem doesn't think probably think everybody else's until it gets pointed out to them in a way that it becomes really clear they are the problem and they're a big part of it and nothing's really gonna change until willing to. They're willing to try to access. Help ask for help or take some suggestions for people who are around them. So that's what i try to do. Today is be that beacon and be that light of hope and faith that there is an alternative. And i were now with families like call myself a family navigator. I'm a crisis coach and invite people all the time. Michael if you don't mind. I'm gonna give my phone number out right now. It's six one nine nine nine three two seven three eight six one nine nine nine three two seven three and i really i challenged people dare people to call me or text me and let's talk about if i can't help you look anyone in this country or in the sound of my voice or your you know your program to call me anytime or text me anytime and it doesn't matter where you are. What part of the country or the globe. You're on we can talk about it. Because i know watching the progression of what i call on the trauma. We're seeing you know. The suicide aviation is growing and it's getting younger and younger population. And you know this october. I'm going to be speaking at the mental health of america's national conference in san diego. And my topic is if you do what you've always done. You're gonna get what you've always gotten and the idea that is to put the brakes on traditional substance abuse treatment in my opinion right now in our country is just not.
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"The in november was Rainy so i called downstairs to the front desk. And i said can anybody tell me what is going on and they go mr silverman see us. We're so glad you called us. what don't you get yourself together in. Please come downstairs. we'd like. Have you talked with our security team. And i'm thinking. Oh my god i have been in a blackout for nearly three days. There's fourteen of us on our team there and that was one of the team leaders. But i wasn't at the meetings. So i go downstairs about five in the morning. I in clothes that were just so with alcohol. And i couldn't find my cash my traveler's checks. Yes we use those back in those days in my airline ticket all of my assets were gone so i go down to the front desk and go once you walk over there. Mr jones i'll say for now is waiting to talk with you. So he sits me down and he says first and foremost let me just tell you that we would like to invite you to never ever come back to our property. Now i had no idea what they were talking about. And i looked at him. It should look. I have no idea what you're talking about. He we'll let me break it down for you at about two in the morning. New york city's finest law enforcement officials. Brought you to us. You were completely passed out. We put you on a luggage rack and we took you back to your room. Do you remember any of that. I said absolutely not. I think you're making this story. It's just not we're not making it up then we took your traveler's checks your money and your ticket because we didn't want you to lose it because we wanna make sure you've got home and as soon as possible or at least left here so we put you in your bed and here. You are a few hours later. Do have any idea what happened last night. I said no because we'll let me break it down for you. You were found across from the train. Station was their carnegie hall much. Sure and you were actually a passed out in the street. That's what he means. We were told by law enforcement that you were horizontally laying in the gutter on the street as if you fall in there or you were sitting and fell over until asleep and when you think about this story about the the typical alcoholic where the old alcoholic or the drunk. That's where they were always found is pass out in the street here. i am. You know this business guy in a family. Business with a team of co workers and cohorts and i was passed out in the streets of new york city. Now what's interesting. Is i used to carry a badge at work. Corporate security badge. 'cause in our business. We go into different malls after hours and part of my job was to you. Know operations is to make sure that you know if alarm went off i had to go meet with law enforcement so i had this badge in my pocket and i also had a rookie and coincidentally that week i was in new york. It was a national conference of connex officers or undercover narcotics detectives. I can't remember exactly what it was and my badge was the same color so they made the assumption. I was associated. Somehow at this conference. Law enforcement did so rather than taking me interesting me. They gave me back to the hotel staff. Because i had a room key on me. And i was dressed nice so that morning i decided after they gave me back on my personal property that i i had to check out and i was flying home actually that night so i took my bags with me to my morning appointment and i was devastated because you know i saw a couple of my colleagues early in the morning they. They looked at me and just walked away. They didn't wanna talk to me because they'd heard from what the hotel staff what happened. So i get to my first appointment. And i was just uncomfortable physically and emotionally and i go to this guy's office and i said can i use your phone. He said sure. There's just close the door. So i go in and sit down and it was a hot day. Windows open the forty fourth floor of his his building so i went to the wedge of the window to just catch my breath because i just it smelled like alcohol last outfit of the week and it was covered in alcohol so i knew everyone knew now and i'm thinking how do you explain this to my crew to my wife to my family and i sat on the window sill and i said you know what all i have to do is close my eyes and lean back and just to the ground and everything will be peaceful. Everything and i was ready so i moved back got in the position. I was just going to lean back. I closed my eyes of closing my eyes now. Just reflecting on that moment. And i was prepared to end my life because i just couldn't figure out how i was going to explain this one away and two things happened one in my head. I remember my mom. And i have a discussion earlier that year when i talked about. You know suicide or we talked about it and you know because as a kid when things were bad i just jump off a bridge. You know we all do that because kids. We think about that and she told me once twice. Maybe that suicide is so for son. There's something you wanna talk about. I'm always here for you. So i heard that on my head but it didn't matter that point because i knew i was going to have to explain myself openly with everybody because the cat was so i just continue scoop doc i have one hand off the wedge and i was ready to end my life and in walks this guy his office and he's discovered they're gonna is just getting some air. I'll be right in. You've heard the term divine intervention so between his activity in.
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"That took place and i was trying to figure out ways to take less medication into my body mind and soul. But it wasn't very good at it and so i went and saw you know a specialist and they said well. Here's the medication take this. You won't crave as much and you won't be surprised for you won't have to drink. And then i found a way to take the medication and mix it with the alcohol. The drugs and illness awesome. I i was sleeping better than i was waking up more effectively and i was waking hours each week i ever had been so i was happy again. Still working eighty ninety hours a week. That was a big thing in our family work hard. You can do whatever you want after work and do really matter. My family was starting to get concerned about some of my behavior and the memory issue and i was embarrassing. People at weddings and bar mitzvahs especially social events. So i stopped going. It just kept going back to the bar. And i love happy hour because i could always get a two for one and i was like That show cheers. You'd walk into a bar and everyone knew my name. And i remember one friday night. I walked in and everybody stopped me. It was you know two people and they started clapping. I thought what is this. somebody's birthday. It turned out it was my sixty fourth consecutive happy hour and it was a record for the bar so i was being celebrated at night for coming in for sixty four consecutive fridays. Not a great benchmark of success in one's career life. But i was honored at night. 'cause i dreams for free for the whole month anyway and i thought how proud of my you know what i'm thinking. I had two grams of cocaine in my pocket. This is gonna be a great night. And i remember i had a major blackout that night. Don't remember saying other than that going in and seeing that event nothing else after seven o'clock did i ever remember so you know i'm i'm still in this medication. Still seeing this psychiatrist kinda work on the depression and you know they said look. Why don't you just stop that. Stop what we'll stop drinking. Because that was the one that people saw publicly. So i said okay and i'd stopped ringing for awhile. All of a sudden my cocaine use was up. My marijuana consumption was up. I was taking more methamphetamine and back in those days by the way one of the things that i talk about in my book i wrote about was. I was an unlicensed pharmacist. And a lot of the listeners will know what that means. Some of you won't but you know you'll figure it out unlicensed. Pharmacists i this distribution green. San diego was the methamphetamine capital of the world We were had methamphetamine. Labs all over county plus. It was coming across the border. I was dealing with importing it rather than manufacturing it. 'cause i just didn't want to go through the headache. So that was something. I was doing to help. Supplement my own substance abuse was A became a distributor coming from a retail environment. I understood sales and marketing and the opportunity to You know sell enough drugs to do not have to pay for my own personal consumption. So i apologize about my puppy in the background. This activity around where. I'm at so the goal was to try to find a way to stop drinking. I did. I was successful. You know then. I became a weekend alcoholic. And that's somebody basically distracts from friday to sunday and My wife is real concern because we go to events and she'd have to drive home the next morning on sunday she'd say here's the list and i remember the first time she made the list. I said what what's the list for. She said you need to call these people and apologize for what happened last night. And i'm like what she goes. Do you remember anything i said. No i don't so then. I started getting to the point where i'm not going out with my wife anymore. We got married and you know at our wedding. I remember i had cocaine. You know we were at the hotel del. When the nicest premier who kill properties in san diego and i had cocaine up in our room and my buddies is just basically did coke tonight if our wedding and i remember when it was time to toast the bride and the groom my brother was who we lost a long time ago was toasting me. I was in the bathroom with my buddies and and how sad it was. Someone came in congress. Says you know your your family's toasting your brothers toasting now and how embarrassed. I was when i walked in late. And i remember my father in law when we were setting up the event he says. How many open bars would you like and i said. How many are you willing to pay for. And he says well. I i think one's enough and i go but that's gonna means everyone has to walk across the room. So i kinda facilitated him having three separate open bars and nobody would have to wait lying for their booze. And i remember giving all of my best men in my wedding party whiskey flasks. You metal sterling soared. Flash over hammered metal. In and i had my initials i think initials on all of them as a special gift and i fill them all up. My big drink in those days was some comfort. And that was my favorite and member. Janice joplin got a fur coat. once on stage. She'd held up a bottle. So i saw that. I wrote southern comfort and because i had a license plate actually was so embedded in my consumption of alcohol and other mood altering substances. I actually got a license plate. Here in san diego that said so come on it and i took a picture of it. Send it to southern comfort. And they sent me T shirts and you know glasses and posters and all kinds of fun stuff for months on end. And i remember how proud i was remarking back to the day when i was you know sixty four consecutive happy hours so those are very unusual. Benchmarks when you think about life in general most people are doing things like you know. I played sports. But i didn't overly play and they were getting awards. Two different things. And i was doing volunteer work in the community but just enough to get by and again i was family business. I was in the background working hard and making very little money and You know i wanted to do was just work hard enough money and play and not be bothered by anybody but my behavior was started to really magnify now and as i got into my late twenties talking about it and she says you know maybe you need some help and i said well. I'm seeing gary and other doctors. Well he says you know when you're ready you'll let us know and if there's anything i can help you so i never went to any kind of you know program. I never really went to any you know anonymous meetings. Because i didn't think i had a problem. I was managing my wife. I got married hondo. My wife and i were living there and life seemed to be okay. I was managing. I thought except when i drank a blackout so going to the last part of my binge. Eating i'd gone back to alcohol again and i was mixing it with cocaine again. There was on a trip in new york On a business trip. And then. I remember getting there. I think it was on a sunday. And i don't remember monday tuesday wednesday or thursday and then friday morning early. Am four am. I was in my when i was in a bar. And that's the last thing i remember and then i woke up In my bed in the hotel fully clothed pursued on three piece suit and tie and my london fog raincoat. This.
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"Up the lid and lift up the lid. And i put my head in there and slammed the lid down on my head. So i was immediately taken to the principal's office. My parents were called. And you know blah blah. So now i'm in a second year of trauma. And i'm having a real hard time figuring out what's wrong with me and i got relabeled again as a disciplinary problem but behavior problem A non-starter student. And but my fortunately for me my siblings were at the same school because it was not only a great private school but it was also a school for kids who had special needs during those days so anyway so they couldn't really kick me out and then they got moved to fourth grade. And then i had a teacher who was deputy sheriff part time kept a little wooden hickory paddle up in the wall trend everybody every day. This is the days they could still spent kids. So made it a point that you're i would not would knock at that paddle in the option was simply you either right sentences or you take the paddle so fast forwarding. I'm going to the year barely got through summer. Came didn't get too much trouble. And then i got into fifth grade and fifth grade is where all of a sudden now. I've got a little bit of maturation going on and i had this really horrible teacher. I call them. You know horrible teacher. But his name was mr crabs. He's no longer alive. So i'm sure i can say his name and i was. You know kind of the master of inappropriate behavior in the classroom. Because that's how. I got my attention as a kid. So i'm giving this information as a baseline for future has and moving to the story so one day i got my buddies to straight pins and benjamin use rubber bands and there was an old clock behind the teacher when the teacher faced us was right above the old chuck board and i trained my buddies on how to take the straight tunes and fire them at the clock and make a lot of noise and disrupt the classroom so one day The teacher got really upset and called me out. And i said look at me. You know. I didn't point to my buddies. It was them so the next day we came back fully armed with a whole box of straight pins and everybody bent them up and we set up. We fired him off and sure. enough the teacher turned around and was just going ballistic and made me stand up. Asked me to lead. the class. Tried to blame me for all of it. And i was sent to the principal's office so within an hour an ambulance in the police for coming into the school. And i'm thinking this can't be it can't be something i did but in my head because i suffer from catastrophic thinking that well somehow this is what they'll be my fault mr krebs that had a heart attack right after my class and the police were brought in my folks were called. I was sat down and they basically told me to mind you fifth grade. I think i was twelve years old. I was now being labeled as somebody who could be arrested for involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. If the teacher died. I you know i couldn't believe it and my folks were shocked. They were pointing fingers. I had something to do with this. It was just you know it was just sir dipa. This timing if you will so. I'm in the next class. And you know they sent me back to the classic got me again and i was interviewed by law enforcement and they were asking me what happened and know fortunately for me. Mr. crept survived. And i went onto my sixth grade year the next year at the school so anyway fast forward. Because that's kind of what happened to me and my single digit years. And then i moved into the public school that i was set to private school in arizona and had my worst. Gpa ever it's like you. Back to san diego. I wasn't home three days in summer school making up from my bad gpa. And i guess me a cigarette. Hey would you hold. This bathroom is a sure. So it's in my hand it who walks into vice principal so i was expelled from summer school. You know three days suspended. Actually so you know clearly. I kind of felt like you know what is going on with my world. How is this possibly continue to happen to me. Why is this happening to me. Was i brought here from some other planet. I mean you know what is wrong with me. And that's where. I kind of started to spend some of my thinking and as i got through that junior year in high school i had a year left. I did everything. I could just kind of hunker down But i started drinking In my junior high school years and then into my high school years. And because i want to wait a boys school when i was fifteen. I didn't get my driver's license until i was in my late. Sixteen year. So i used to ride my bike up to the liquor store when i was home. And in those days You know the fast food and you know seven. Eleven chains would sell liquor out near this sending the state university because i hated waiting in line at the fraternity houses. Had they serve beard anybody but the line was long. I would always by half pint putting my little five. Oh one jeans because it half pints fit perfectly. That'd be on my stingray. And i used to go buy liquor. I put a white shirt tie. Because i grew up in a family retail business. I knew how to look older. That was easy to do. And that's how. I used to drink on weekends and no one really knew everyone else was doing it so it wasn't that big a deal so as i got on my senior high school then all of a sudden i got introduced marijuana and methamphetamine and i loved it. I love the way mood-altering. I call the mood altering substances when i took him. I love the way felt in. The way i felt was didn't really feel anything i was so i really enjoyed that. And then 'cause my brain to stop worrying about what it was people were doing with around me and it gave me excuse to not have to deal with you know the consequences of some of my behaviors so that progression went on through my late teens. And then i got introduced to cocaine and back in those days is know back in the late early seventy s to mid seventies anything that you could purchase you. Know from a narcotics perspective was pretty pure so it was pretty potent stuff. But i was always working so i was working at partying and working party and that's one on through high school and then might like teens and twenties and i wouldn't Turn it off and it was started to experiment now with second all barbiturates pencils they're called and then i started to introduce more cocaine and really got into bear. Wanted a big way and it started to glue agents because they were really just you know. Lsd and mushrooms. And it's fascinating here. We are two thousand nineteen and i just heard from a high profile drug counselor here at san diego magic. Mushrooms and lsd are back in middle school. I mean it's unbelievable with all the things we have going on between and all heroin. You know the gray death and other things that are exposed to kids are exposed to the day that lsd mushrooms are back in middle school. So i continued to work hard during the week party. Heart drake hard or the weekends and you know my life was pretty manageable. And i you know there's still one of the four kids in the family and i was doing. I still the black sheep. But i wasn't getting in trouble like they used to. Because i kept to myself because every time i drank or got high i had an episode of some sort so i tried to stay away from In the appropriate places and did a lot of my drinking alone or with friends at home. Are they going out party. But as i got older my twenties. I started to go to happy hour. That was mike right place. Kind of burn it off and always go in and drink always bring some cocaine so if i had too much to drink i had my coping to kind of keep me going throughout the night. So that's kind of how my drug use progressed and ultimately As i moved into my twenties I was experiencing some blackouts. And i know that because my friends would tell me that the way i behave the night before was totally inappropriate and then i met my soon to be wife in my mid to late. So i've known her. She was actually family friend but she had matured and had an incident. Won't help this shoe. And i remember calling her. We fell in love over the phone. Eventually we We got married. And i was about twenty seven and a half twenty eight when.
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"You're listening to scott h silverman's happy hour a podcast released on the first three wednesdays of the month family crisis relationship prices addiction crisis. No to crisis situations are the same. They vary by family individual and relationship. They can encompass complex family dynamics emotional distress anger issues and entitlements and often involve substance abuse this podcast addressed these issues and others surrounding the addiction epidemic currently plaguing this country in the world. There is hope and help. Are you stuck scared or unsure of what to do next. If the situation with a loved one spouse or even a child has started to spiral possibly becoming gayness or threatening. It's time to seek help. My name is scott eight silverman. I help families navigate crisis situations. I'm the person you turn to in order to get you and your loved ones unstuck. Hi everyone.