33 Burst results for "Scrooge"
John Zmirak and Eric Discuss the Decline of 'Christianity Today'
"John, I want to say this. On my last trip, the other day, I finished writing this article, I read, I don't, I no longer can read Christianity today, which frankly has said. It used to be a wonderful magazine. But they have gone. They've drifted left. And at Easter, on Twitter, I saw an article by Russell Moore. Okay. Now, I don't think of these people as my enemies. I think that we have differences. I read the article, it was mind bending. I couldn't believe what I was reading. It was so disturbing. I said, I think I have to respond. And I'm not like you. I don't think in terms of essays, writing an essay for me is very difficult. But I will tell you, I said, I have to respond to this. It took me a while, but the bottom line is that in the article that he writes, it is genuine, think of this, folks, genuine bigotry. People on the left are always accusing people on the right or people who voted for Trump as being bigots. 99% of that is pure nonsense. It's a vial lie. It's worse than nonsense. But here I was reading genuine bigotry, disguised as bigotry always is as something noble. And it was so offensive to me. I said, I have to write about it. So I wrote a piece about it. Let me jump in. What you saw was class scoring. The kind of nasty snobbish contempt that we don't see in undisguised form much outside of like Christmas Carol. Like when ebenezer Scrooge talks about, you know, well, if they're starving, let them get up, get on about it and reduce the surplus population. Don't we have prisons? Don't we have workhouses? Well, Russell Moore is ebenezer Scrooge to the Christian right.
Sen. Joe Manchin Just Killed 'Build Back Better' and Progressives Are Losing It
"The people that are puritanical market types, they talk about creative destruction. And you and I love markets. But we think not all destruction is made equal, but the destruction of build back better is a beautiful thing. Yes, it sure is. And so let's play the tape of Bernie Sanders, Elon Omar, ayanna Pressley Cori Bush. They're all freaking out over Joe Manchin's moves, swear words are bleeped out for the FCC play cut ten. But if he doesn't have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let them vote no in front of the whole world. We all know that senator mentioned couldn't be trusted. The excuses that he just made. I think our complete he has continued to move the goal post. He is never negotiated in good faith. And he is obstructing the president's agenda. AJ, all I want for Christmas is a senator that has compassion for the American people and not contempt. I'm going to be looking for the phone number to the ghost of Christmas past present and future or the email address to see if they can go and see about Scrooge on Christmas Eve. I'm sorry, not screwed up. Senator mat know who you're talking about. Alex? It's just, it's so delightful because it's so stupid. It's such a horrible strategy. I met senator Manchin. I think he's the only Democrat senator who's ever been on my radio program, which by the way is a podcast now, right? Thanks very much for the free plot. Well, you've let me plug our podcast on your side. Quite a bit and I will in the future as well. I think it's a big growing ecosystem. We want self reinforcing growth. But I vet center ancient senior mansion is not this is not going to change his mind. A bunch of people ranting on left wing talk. Of course it does. Of course it does. So I love to see it not only as a great fodder for talk radio, but it's also going to hurt the left wing.
Is Christmas Way Too Commercialized, Too Early?
"I want to update you quickly on the Christmas bumper music poll I had asked you for feedback because I feel Christmas has been way too commercialized I'm a Christian I enjoy the holiday with my family I'm not a Scrooge I love getting gifts and giving them But I do feel like Christmas isn't 5 months long Christmas is December 25th And you know I think two weeks or 7 days of Christmas music enough I'm really sorry I think it's been way too commercialized So people man did this start a riot on the back end of my social media page direct messages and emails started piling in I would say Jim asked me for his own Informal math but just based on my just giving a quick look 95% of people agree with me Way way too much commercialization of Christmas Start the music a couple weeks max I said 7 days out That's my take If it changes I'll let you know
"scrooge" Discussed on Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari
"Back okay with another email and it's your check. It's my turn high chef chef. Joel joel in metre. I'm bisexual baker. Living in seattle pronouns. He him looking for evasive strip frustrating. But also silly issue. Four years ago. I graduated from one of those classic. Private liberal arts colleges in new england that costs an ungodly amount of money to attend. The student. body is predictably overwhelmingly white and wealthy coming from a semi rural town with huge variation and socioeconomic. status something. I didn't expect how so. Many of my peers in college would deny their own class privilege and perform some sort of working class persona for four years. Folks who i knew had vacation homes would dive into this alternative reality of expensive thrift store closed. Worn comments like oh. I can't believe how expensive my rent is and writing student. Newspaper articles about the evils of search engines or banks or whatever meanwhile they're paying their runs they take part time unpaid internships in the summer. Study abroad in paris to get away from western capitalism. I thought i was pass this until years at school. A friend from college moved to the city. I live in every time we hang out in any discussion of class or money. Work comes up. He goes off about his understanding of the working class experience or telling someone their job is even more without even considering where anyone else is coming from while lecturing others about class solidarity fares fails to mention that his parents who are retired in their fifties and who his parents were retired in their fifties paid seventy k. Per year for him to get a computer science degree so he could become a part time. Barista an instagram activists with a big cushion. Supporting him financially. I've tried to end this conversation. Like isn't it fucking wild when someone who has family money acts but we're clearly not getting anywhere. Is it worth trying to get them to understand. How ridiculous this act is. Should i just let it go and walk away when these conversations star or is there a far more unhinged approach. I can take love you both police it on my face and i'll make you a cake. No okay sounds good. sort of let them eat. Cheik marine net don's lemons. Yes instagram activist. Part time restart and.
"scrooge" Discussed on Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari
"You don't have to worry about who's paying because you're talking about it. You have to find. Avoid the purview. Anyway Views that i might say Kind lots. so what's the bill. You find out who's paying for dinner by opening up a four to one of the fortune cookies at the end everyone. Everyone at the table will get a catchphrase but then one person will get your paying for dinner rather than us deciding. How do you feel about this. So i brought this because i was like i'm originally. I thought it was a great idea but then it was like no like we should be the ones that get to decide every time. Yeah i always feel like we should have that power. It's our restaurant. We decide who pays for dinner. I love this guy. I love him like a son him like a son. I'm gonna go out on a limit. I'm going to say he's gay. I actually even. If he's not gay he is now and i love him like a son would suck him off. But i don't like this idea. I just wanted to hear it because i thought it was like great sort of constructive feedback but wanted to make sure we're on the same page and we had. Yeah we against our caller we brought. We brought him on specifically to say sir. Thank you know. But i didn't know. I didn't know what you were gonna think because originally i thought pretty good idea stress reliever. It's just left to chance but it can't be less chance care way we don't we decide we decide. It's actually really stressful for us. Because it means we have to be at the restaurant every day all day for the whole time. Yeah for the whole time. Every meal you preside over has like like limited hours for sure It's more like a pop up than anything. Should we take a little break and then get to the new ones. I need it. I think that.
"scrooge" Discussed on Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari
"What is it. What is what's what's what's what's the ma producer in the cloud chelsea in the closet indian in the cupboard got producer pocket reducer in the pocket. Yeah but it was awesome now. This is a social call. Always just work call. What was this. I'd say a social call where we also talked about work. Because we're we're working women girl bosses. Yeah it was. I would say like with any sort of gathering of the girl bosses. The conversation veered towards work. But then then wasn't all that and dole with the vape again and other visual thing. But i have to call out the vape. Because i'm on record. I don't support the. I want the out after the movie is not coming back with me. L. a. i sounds great not cannot come to our home. It's going to be in the studio. It's not in the studio and is not going to be in the studio. Every time i disagree with you. You're gonna you're getting a cloud in the face. Well the thing. We never disagree. Joel how are you. I am loopy and exhausted right now. I am halfway done shooting this movie a lot. I know it's crazy. It feels like At the same time. That i've been i just yesterday that we started it. Feels like filming it for a year But it's good. It's good it's good. It's good we did a bunch of overnight shoots this week and it's going to be it's gonna be it's gonna it's it's gonna be a movie. Yeah but yeah. It's it's sorta consumed my life in a big way. I don't really have the mental capacity to do anything else. Come home and watch youtube videos. Any highlights anything. I like I've been watching a lot of People playing video games. That i've already played soothing. It is really soothing. Like i've been watching. There's a game called the last of us to that Engineer ryan is familiar with. We've talked about it on hug before. And i've been watching. Someone played as game zombie. Post-apocalyptic game and you play as this young girl going through the zombie apocalypse. And i gotta tell you watching this person on youtube play. This game really makes sense. This young girl survives zombie apocalypse. Watching myself play. This game makes no sense that this girl survived screaming and running and hiding i love. I mean i've talked about on the pod but like watching padded potty watching watching watching patty play death stranded..
Ramit Sethi's 10 Money Rules
"I got an email from ra meet sethi with ten money rules and i thought it was interesting enough that i wanted to share it with you my audience. If you don't know where meat sethi is the author of. I will teach you to be rich and i'm pretty sure. I shared a review of his book on this podcast f. So they'll be lincoln the show notes to that episode so let's dive right into it. Rule one always have one year of emergency fund. Cash or meet goes onto explain. He used to say six months but after covid nineteen. He's up to twelve months. And you know. I agree with this idea now. You personally don't necessarily need to have twelve months but if you do want to have twelve months i support you in that one of the purposes of having money at least in my mind is peace of mind and of having twelve months of expenses. Saved up in cash gives you that gives you peace of mind. I say it's money while used some people might say it's too much money that you should have less of an emergency fund an icee in the way that benefits you the most his next role role to is save ten percent invest twenty percent of gross annual income. I think this also is a pretty good roll. My heart isn't set on the percentages in particular f. You know me. I save and invest everything i can. I don't even know the number offhand. I should try to calculate it. I suppose but in a chapter of my life where. I am living pretty much as frugally as i can where i am investing as much as i can and saving as much as i can. I think for most people this ten percent saving and twenty percent investing is a good number. So i say you can go higher. But you probably shouldn't go. Lower now also uses this point to say that he can spend money on small things and not worry about it like spending money. On appetizers next is rule three be able to pay in full for large expenses before spending for important purchases. Save enough. that cost is not the primary factor in my decision and that is also one hundred percent. True you don't want to finance your wedding on debt. I guess the only exception for that is a house. He says a house. But if you live in california like me buying a house in cash is simply not possible unless you are so well to do. But in general. I agree with this principle as well. I say never get into consumer debt. Always pay off your credit card. Don't borrow for things that aren't a house is role for never questioned spending money on books appetizers health or donating to a friend's charity fundraiser. Into this i say question spending money on whatever you want. As far as books are concerned go to the library and check out a book for free. If fact that's how. I read remains book. I went to the library. Checked it out and read it for free and so books are invaluable sources of knowledge. But you actually don't necessarily need to buy them you can borrow them and you get all the knowledge. So if you are spending tons of money at barnes noble buying paper books maybe you should question that. And as far as appetizers go just eating an entree without an appetizer might be effective dieting for you so again you could with good reason questioned spending money on an appetizer. Now as a treat. Definitely treat yourself so. That's okay when you spend money on your health. You have to be aware of what you're spending your money on. There is a whole industry of health supplements that do little to nothing for you and so also you should question what you spend on health. Because some things don't do anything and they cost a lot of buddy and as for the last point he was making your friends charity fundraiser. While maybe my new nickname is going to have to be mister scrooge. Instead of mr frugh. But you're under no obligation to donate to your friends. Charity fundraiser f. You don't want to if you do go for it but if you don't you have no obligation. His next rule rule five is business class on flights over four hours and to this rule. I say that's nonsense. You can fly coach like everybody else. Actually i ve very rarely been on a four hour flight. So maybe i'm not the best one to a pine on this but personally i'm definitely not an a place to fly business class everywhere. Roll number six by the best. Keep it as long as possible and this rule is potentially pretty good if you buy good and they last longtime you're probably going to be better off than you bought very cheap stuff and let it wear out real quick especially with tools and equipment. I think a good pair of boots will last you a long time. A cheap pair of boots will not last you a long time and you'll be miserable every step of the way rule. Seven no limit on spending for health or education and also to this. I say oh yes. There should be a limit true. Investing in your health can be a good idea. He specifically mentions a personal trainer. And if that is helpful to you you may have health benefits that the financial costs. But that's not a free ticket for anything you want. Likewise when he says education he specifically mentioned courses events etc. but also. I think that is a bad idea. There are no blank checks for example if you wanted to go to an expensive private school and would put you like a million dollars in debt. I say no no way. Don't go a million dollars in debt for anything now. Maybe a million dollars is kind of an exaggeration but at the same time he said no limit. So what's stopping me. Rule eight earn enough to work. Only with people i respect and like i think this is a great goal. I'm not sure about how good it is. As a rule in fact it may be kind of difficult to live by that rule number nine mary. The right person which also is a great rule. Shout out to mrs frugh okay. Roll number ten prioritize time outside the spreadsheet a rich life is lived outside the spreadsheet running in another monte. Carlo analysis won't change things at a certain point. You won the game. Now get out of your chair and turn the page to the next chapter. And i guess i should specify these are ra meets rules for himself and he says your rules may be different. In fact i'd go on to say your rules should be different. You can set your own financial rules for
Using a Prosperity Picture to Create Your Perfect Life with Ellen Rogin
"Back to the agent of wealth. Podcast this is your host mark on. Today's show brought on a special guest ellen. Rogan ellen has more than twenty five years experience in my world as a financial adviser and now focuses our work on consulting and speaking internationally on generosity success strategies and creating prosperity on purpose after media resource and the author of the bestselling book your prosperity. I recently took a workshop. She hosted which. I got a lot out of looking into talking to her about that so l. Welcome to the show. Oh thank you. I'm so excited to be here with you. Mark great so. I you start off your workshop and even in your your book with asking the questions people. What is prosperity meteo. What are some of the responses that you've gotten from from people because i know it's it's different for everyone it is and that's why i love that question so much. Sometimes people go right into. Oh it's money it's wealth. I often hear security. Sometimes people say it's love. It's flexibility in. It really is all over the map and What is so great about that word is helps people start to envision what they really want for themselves and to realize that money isn't the only a scorecard in it's easy especially as a financial adviser when people are talking to you. They're thinking about their money but when we can have a conversation that really expands the. I'm that i think it gets people excited or thinking about things in a way than might not have other thought otherwise thought about them. Yeah and for me that really. It's home as an adviser. Because you know when i started i used to think it was all about the numbers. And it was all about collecting data and spitting out some fifty page report or giving some advice and one thing that kind of made me realize that it's more it's more than that was. I don't know if it was fidelity or if it was another group put out something called the advice value stack and it was a play on a maslow's hierarchy of needs where they have managing the money is the bottom of that pyramid. And that's really the table stakes. Everyone needs to manage their money needs to pay their taxes. Needs to make sure they have insurance. And then you have your goals after that right in your goals may be to retire at this age. And we're still in the numbers with it or you know. How do i save enough to put my kids through college but then once you start going up the stack you're really looking at what import break in. The next level up is peace of mind. You know maybe for someone it's how can they get organized. Or how can they sleep better at night when not having to worry about a lot of this stuff and then i think the top. Which is the pinnacle or where everyone's trying to get to exactly what you're saying is what is your life purpose or do you want to leave a legacy or what what are you. What is all this that really hits home with. What your your messages on and often. I don't think people widened back enough to say like what this for like. Why is it that it's so important to you to have this. And some of the comes from all these outside forces or other nothing against having lovely things but sometimes that materialism takes away from the true meaning that people wanna have in done in the values that they want to impart on their family. If they have kids so i i love the way you described like i know it's about the numbers and that's where i started and then in your evolution as really getting into being an experienced advisor working with your clients. You saw how the real value add is yes. Of course you have to manage money. Well in advise people on the data but it's really having them have a bigger picture and feel really good about what they're doing with their money. Yeah i use the the scrooge mcduck analogy lot with you brought. Say when i say we can. We can count your net worth as it's grown. Count your money all the time but really what is that money for. What makes you happy. What are you trying to to do and you know. I think you mentioned in the book. A lot of people don't know you know it's it's hard to to just ask that question. Fire that question. Someone expect them to rattle off. I want to do this business. And so i think what you do is a lot of visualization creating. At least one we did in our shop was creating this visual picture map. So maybe you can explain a little bit about what that is and how someone can go about doing that. Great what we talk about his creating a prosperity picture which is a visual representation of your financial plan in some ways so some of you may be familiar with a vision board which is a board or a poster that you put images of goals that you have
Isaiah Wilson Reportedly Upset With the Titans for Not Acknowledging His Birthday
"Wilson offensive tackle. We turned twenty-two on February 12th. Great twenty-two. That's one more than 21 no one cares and according to sources Isaiah had quote begun to sour a situation in Tennessee after the Titans did not wish him a happy birthday earlier this week. He tweeted quote. I'm done with football as a Titan. No further comments. He has since deleted the Tweet regardless of the birthday situation the Titans GM also put Isaiah on blast last week saying that, you know the player they drafted last year was not the player they got and that he needed to rededicate himself to being a pro football player. I can't imagine God If you're on Twitter crying about a birthday wish I can't imagine how things would have soured like just internally right when I first saw this article the first my first very thought was who and I'm sure half the team probably thinks the same thing. They're probably like Isaiah who like was this guy even a starter? Well, I remember okay, so you probably don't cuz it was a while ago, but during the draft remember it was the draft this past year of think of socially distanced, you know, everybody was at home set up that way like on a giant Zoom, right? So remember he was the one that got drafted and then the girlfriend went and sat in his lap and the mom was like hm. Like we talked about this whole thing about how you would have been just super like tiger mom to with Hudson if this girl was all up in a slap cuz she was like get up get up out of his lap. I don't remember. I don't remember. Yeah, I'm going to share my slept since then. That was a long time. I barely remember what we talked about God. I'm going to share my screen with you. Here's the part. Let me meet this. This is very compelling. Here we go. Okay, so see how she's there hugging him. Oh, yeah. I think I'm offering yes and then the moms like Scrooge back up. Get up. Get out my gosh hilarious watch Amie. We're going to replay this song and watch that she's just all about she's my boyfriend. I just hit It Rich. Oh, he's going to buy me a bitch get up out that way. I don't remember them know podcast how you would be that same mom. That's terrible. Terrible. She's like a brilliant like pick that bitch up and like a anyway off. I mean somebody needs to learn some you know, Humble Pie skills this Isaiah Wilson or whatever the hell his name is like you just joined the team dude, you're twenty-two years old me
"Happy new year to everyone. That's listening to us from tomorrow onwards. Hurry it's not twenty twenty anymore. It's another rubbish year north. At the moment it is the trajectory is upwards with twenty twenty. The trajectory was downwards. And that's that's not very good. I mean unless you started off the with a crippling eye infection but But it's fine. He's gonna stole it off on a on a sinking low and then begin to climb to high heights but that will will get the redoing podcast as well so that just partially mitigates the sinking lows of the so the air. And i'm just not having any more pessimism. Because i can't take it no it it. It's k acquired a puppy now so i'm all of 'em all about the optimism rock and i can do lockdown. Now how you happy new year quite recording this year's eve but you may well be listening to it in the year. Twenty twenty one from the future. Remember policy that we censor. Everyone's big plans for tonight sleeping. I was. I was concerned when david said he's he's had enough of pessimism and he's talking to us. That concerns me. Yeah need to be more optimistic of optimism for the three of us were. He's he certainly does fakes. Big big plans for tonight. David young kids. They're going to start until ten. I'm going to start until ten seventy. We're gonna rock it yet for anybody outside of the uk listening to this. We also i mean even if we were big time years people that would be nowhere frisco and nothing for today because everything's closed not allowed to see anyone. It's the new year scrooges dream actually. This is the first year is that. I have to justify or explain myself for not wanting to go clubbing on easy. Ironically this is the one year actually do want to go clubbing. Time my life. I would give anything to go clubbing. And i've literally never felt that way before you even close to it interesting to see what would happen if you could sort of exchange the to feelings. With respective years that they would align more health it would have helped me out of some witty dia situations in the past new year's relived it sir. It's well actually. Should we cover it. Should we cover off our tiny we morsels of if news before we get going with with. I know you're chomping at the bit david for at grow and we will get there very soon because there's not an awful lot of news. What we've got is that andy. Murray is now no longer. Playing the event of the year in doe ray beach. I think he could tell if marie actions when we reported that he he was down to play we were. We were pretty surprised by that Perhaps perhaps not so surprised that he's no longer down to play. We understand courtesy of elena crooks from pa that the association that is the. It's not it's not a fitness related withdrawal. We didn't know anything anything further. I assume something covert and travel related. But it's not a fitness relates to put out some some quotes to that effect now And and just the given the increase in covid rates in the transatlantic flights involved. I want to minimize the risks ahead of the australian open Which does tally with. What dan evans told me a few days ago and he pulled out earlier this week he was also gonna go to dell at one point but he just said this does The rules about getting into australia and getting into the australian open which he felt that delray beach could potentially compromise and and if he would have picked up the virus that he may have a real problem and he felt that the chances of getting that much higher so on the bounce of it all he would stay in the uk. Practice get ready and then flats by on the fifteenth of january. So and. i think that's what he's gonna do and they are going to do one of these little prentice bubbles between them. Yeah as i understand it. They're all there were three locations. Were tennis australia. Were laying on charter flights to into melbourne One of them is certainly dubai. Believe the us sworn is in la so to play delray beach. It wouldn't just be a matter of getting delray beach implying that you then have a an internal. Us flight ahead of you as well which surely makes it even less. Enticing prospects say That's that we live. News we will say Got news the ashpalt and brady ought to play doubles together in the australian open getting. Does that reignited. You'll brady fire david hers. It's best aside reignited. It's just been smoldering along. Evison thinking of unknown stolen. Very i i. I do hope that there's more of this though for the australian open if we could if we're moving the dates as they have in. It's going back three weeks and everything is thrown up in the way it is one nice little bonus would be some doubles teams just emerged out of singles plas- that you wouldn't normally gas and you could just just half an extra to the tournament so and i think that that's already a big one I can see the express online headline now. David law fire for jennifer brady continues to smolder
CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing
"The name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked Nashville on Christmas Day. Multiple sources say. Anthony Quinn Warner, a national area resident, had a similar make and model RV is the one in photos released to the public water described as a white male 63 years old. We're going live now to an FBI news conference from Nashville. I'm special agent in charge. Doug Corn, ask E. And then Mickey French. The special agent in charge of the FBI was a star. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will also speak. Also joining us is Colonel Matt paired with the Tennessee Highway Patrol following the investigators update. Well, then hear from Mayor Cooper. At this time, I'll turn it over to United States Attorney Cochran Have known 2020 has been a tough year for Nashville. Started back in March with devastating tornadoes that we had the torch through some of our neighborhoods. Continued through the pandemic and the events of this past summer and now this Cowardly bombing on Christmas morning. Right here in the heart of our downtown. Yeah. When they haven't heard about Nashville use in the time I've lived here is that they're tough and they stick together as a team, and that's what we're doing now. And I want you to know that the team is behind me. And the folks that they represent are doing everything we can to. Find out what happened here to get the answers that you deserve. And to make sure that we're all safe. So One of the toughest groups of folks we've got here in middle Tennessee is our law, enforcement of first responders and nowhere in my experience in law enforcement. Has that ever been plainer to me and what happened early yesterday morning? 6 15 6 26 30 years. So on Christmas morning, Metro Nashville police officers just number of blocks north of here didn't run away from danger literally ran to danger. Vehicle that was announcing that it was going to blow up. And Metro Nashville police officers instead of heading in the other direction headed towards that. They evacuated that area got all the citizens out of there. I'm quite confident that their actions are part of the reason why there was less cost of life in this heinous act. Sorry. Yesterday morning we had a task force came together and it didn't No. One time thing. This is what we do all the time. The U. S attorney's office. We work together with our federal partners are state partners in our local partners. That's what immediately started happening yesterday. Teams of agents group together across agencies started handling leads its citizens are citizens were calling in. We've had over 500 leads and tips come in on every single one of those is being followed up by a team of investigators. That's the stage we're at in this investigation. We are still continuing to follow every lead that we have. On. We will continue to do so until we find out what's happened. We also have national resources here. The department justice, the acting attorney general has told me any resources we need. We can have the FBI and the A. T F have sent their most specialized bomb technicians here to Nashville. And as we speak, they are north of here, a number of blocks that he had a massive crime scene. Doing what they do. Doing frankly what they do better than anyone else in the world, and it's quite a challenge. Having been up there and seeing that scene, it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle created by bomb throws pieces of evidence across multiple city blocks. They've got to gather it. They've got to catalog it. They've got to put it back together and trying to find out what the picture of that puzzle looks like. But there's no one better to do it. Then the folks we've got on the ground here in Nashville, Tennessee, right now. So that's going on as we speak. The investigations of the Leeds was going on as we speak. I am Confident in the team. We have way will get to the bottom of this that we will find out the story of this individual or individuals. We don't know right now. But this this is ultimate Scrooge, who on Christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread devastation and destruction. But We know how that story ends your Nashville. We're gonna stand together. We're gonna get back on her feet. We're gonna get our business is back up and running. We're gonna get our infrastructure and the cell coverage back up and running because that's what we do in Nashville. Thank you for your time. I
"scrooge" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Last minute gifts. Stores were still open. People were cooking their best meals and the bells from the church were striking. Everybody was attending church wearing their best clothes. Everybody was happy. Everybody looks so happy. Yes, they are. It's Christmas. What did you expect? You mean they're all happy just because it's December, 25th. Yes, Today they can forget their problems and just enjoy being with the families. They just enjoy the food on the tables and the many blessings they receive. Then the ghost took Scrooge, too. Bob Cratchit house. And standing there at the door. The ghost proceeded to bless the house. And Scrooge saw Bob Cratchit playing with his Children, Three boys and two girls. Is this where he lives? Of course, with his salary. This is all they can afford. And Mrs Cratchit entered into the dining room carrying a small turkey on a platter. They look so pour their clothes. So old love is what you can feel here. Bob Cratchit lifted the youngest boy from a chair in the corner and carried him to the table. The boy was pale and thin and carried a crutch. What's wrong with him? Why doesn't he walk? He is very sick. His name is tiny Tim and his parents. Don't have money for a doctor. So maybe he will die Die all must be something that could be done. Please tell me if he will die. I see an empty chair in the corner. If the future is not changed, he was certainly die. No. So what do you care anyway? That would diminish the world population. That moment, Scrooge realized that those were his own words and felt sorry for himself. Then he heard his name. Mr Scrooge. Thanks to Mr Scrooge. We're having this dinner. I wish I could see him to thank him personally. Dear Children, it's Christmas. I know, darling. I hope he has a merry Christmas and a happy New year. Let's have a toast for our Christmas and for Mr Scrooge. Merry Christmas, and God bless us all. Meanwhile, it was getting late. The ghost took Scrooge through different places so we could see how people celebrated Christmas people, though poor, We're happy and enjoyed being together with their families and friends. Suddenly, without a warning. They stood in a room. I know that voice. That's my nephew. He's having a party. Hey, said that Christmas was only a lie. He should be ashamed..
"scrooge" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"And Marley. Yes, sir. I should like to see the head of the firm if I'm a very good, sir. What is it? A gentleman to see you, Mr Scrooge, huh? By the pleasure of addressing Mr Scrooge or Mr Marley. Marley's being dead The seven years tonight I'm through now, Mr Scrooge at this season of the year, it's only fitting that we who are more fortunate should raise a fund to buy the force and meat and drink and means of war. You may not believe it, sir. But many thousands are now And what of common necessities and hundreds of thousands are in want of the simplest comfort, sir? Uh ah. There no prisoners. There are plenty of prison, sir. On the work. How it is, they're still in operation Nighters. I wish I could say they're not What they are saying. They should kneel in the pool. All are in full vigor. They're both very busy, sir. Where I'm very glad to hear that. I was afraid from what? You said his first that something had occurred to stop them in their useful call. No, sir. All these institutions that you mentioned a flourishing But it's nevertheless true that some additional provision for the poor and the destitute must be made. Two of us upon change are endeavoring to raise such a fund. You see? And what shall I put you down for nothing. Oh, I see. You wish to be anonymous, sir. I wish to be let alone I don't make name myself at Christmas time, and I can't afford to keep him. Ah, lot of either people make them Mary. I help support the establishments that take care of the poor. They cost enough left those or badly off. Go there. Many can't go there, sir. And many would rather die. My advice to them is to do so decrease the surplus population. Besides, I'm only your word for it. The whole This is sole truth, Mr Scrooge, So be it, then It's not my business. It's enough for a man to.
"scrooge" Discussed on WGN Radio
"But for miserable all Lebanese air Scrooge. There is no Christmas at the moment. We find him in an ugly mood writing in his diary. Dear diary. Have a pleasant day today. Bankrupted three widows. Look close 12 mortgages and drove nine families out into the snow. They're 40. Of course, Mr Scrooge, Sire. Oh, if there's my butler Godfrey, what do you want? My man, Godfrey is getting mighty cold. And you had the Think we can afford to throw another twig on the fire. Heavens to Betsy Manu. True one on last Friday Think these twigs grow on trees? No, but it's getting cold. And yet as I settled on the window, so one ain't you never seen icicles on a window before. Not on the inside before we get the winner scratch. It's called this morning. Scratch it. Scratch it. Is she day? What off Willy? Scratch it. I mean, well, he's tragic. You worked the death squeezing limes in your Limehouse, she said. You promised to pay a pension of two pence a week. Get rid of a Godfrey. I have to go around paying two pence a week. Every widow in Wessex, I wouldn't have a pair of pence to me Name. Besides,.
"scrooge" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A new ghost drifted ends. This was the worst yet he was really done up for money. He was all dressed in black with one arm sticking out and pointing Right and pull Scrooge. This was the last one of the spirits. Scrooges knees sounded like castanets on reducing machine, Okay? Okay. You don't have to tell me. You're the ghost of the Christmas hasn't come yet. You are really scared. Uh, Gosta carpet screwed right after him. The city disappeared, and Scrooge found himself in the ob skirts of town standing in the graveyard. The night was howling like it was mad and a Scrooge look down. He saw. Hey, what's this? What's this stone black spirits stood still and pointed, So Scrooge lean down, Pull away the bushes and saw it was a tombstone. There's a name here. Head. Many's a Scrooge. Oh, no. No. Look at this. Believe me, I don't want this. I know I've done wrong, but I'm not kidding. I really know what Christmas means. It doesn't mean just today or tomorrow. It's every day every day of your life. I swear I'll do better only take me away from this. Let me try. Let me try to make Christmas right for me. And for everybody else, Please, Please don't let this happen. Give me another chance. Well, don't just stand there. Put your arm back in. You'll catch cold, well, saying something. Suddenly Scrooge dropped to his knees and reached out for the spirit. But something happened. Spirit started to shrink. Then it collapsed. And when Scrooge looked up, putting My.
The First Of The Three Spirits
"When scrooge awoke it was so dark that looking out of bed he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his changing. He was endeavoring to pierce the darkness with his favorite. Is the chimes of a neighboring church struck for quarters so he listened for the our to great astonishment. The heavy bell went from six to seven from seven to eight and regularly up to twelve and stop twelve ms past two when he went to bed. The clock was wrong in high school must have gotten into the works twelve. He touches this spring of his repeater. Took correct. it's most preposterous clock. It's reputable pulse. B twelve stopped. Why it is impossible. Said screwed slept through a whole day. In far to another night it is it possible to anything has happened to the sun and this new the idea of being an alarming one he scrambled out of bed in groped his way to the window supplies to rub the frost off this. Leave of dressing down before you see anything very little. Then all i could make out was that was still very foggy in extremely cold and that there was no noise of people running to and fro making a great stir as their unquestionably would have been if he had beaten off break day and taking possession of the world. This was a great relief. Because three days after sight of this first of exchange pay tavern screwed or his order and so forth vic become a myriad united states security there were no days to count by scrooge went to again thought and thought and thought it over and over make nothing of it the more he thought the more perplexed he was the more he endeavoured. Not think the more thought barney's bothered him exceedingly every time he resolved within himself after mature inquiry that it was all a dream. His mind flew back again a strong spring. The least twits first position in presented. The same problem to be worked author. Who was it a dream or not screwed soleil in his in this state until the chimes had gone three quarters more remembered on a sudden goes had warned him a visitation when the bell tolled one result. Lie wait until the hour was passed and considering that he could no more go to sleep. Then go to heaven. This was perhaps the wisest resolution in his power. The quarter was so long that he was more than once convinced that he must have sunk into a does unconsciously and miss. The clock at length broke upon his listening year. Ding dong quarter pass through discounting ding-dong half its ding dong quarter to it said scrooge ding dong the ourself cisco triumphantly and nothing else.
"scrooge" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Ebeneezer Scrooge, the Grinch or my personal favorite cousin, Eddie. I love cousin Eddie. Right? Just because are you serious? Clark? Uh, you know, you know that my hair just wouldn't be the same. You know, Cousin Eddie was great, but to me It's Ebenezer Scrooge. Because Scrooge is it's just, you know, it's a classic Jeff Bailey. He was just a whiner wasn't so stop. Just wanna push George been like George, Just do it, Man. Stop whining and do it. Do you not like? It's a wonderful life. Stop with the George Bailey disparagement. Let me say, Let me say something about Chad. Chad loves horror movies, right? And he also loves those lifetime schmaltzy watching him right now. Got him up here. Right Christmas. You shouting about the wonderful life. How do you know it was so? Whiny. Oh, gosh! Oh, my God saying nobody likes me. Oh, every time a bell rings of Ah Oh, man, you just ruin it for everybody. Stop it! Stabbing your Scrooge, Not Santa. I love Scrooge. I know. You just said you did. But today you're dressing Santa Scrooge, the audience who's the funniest Christmas movie character is it Is it buddy? The elf? Is it, Ralph? He hasn't any Mean, cousin Eddie is the class and the reason Cousin Eddie is so because everybody probably has somebody or know somebody whose family members like that. Bingo. It's the family member. You don't want over for Christmas? Yeah. It's the one that travels to get to your house, and it's the one you don't want to come over. So to me, Cousin Eddie is just well, he's you know, if you've seen the first vacation, it's incredible, but he takes it to a level that is second to none in this one, and it's just it is. It is awesome, but screws just it's great. It's great. It's Alastair Sim. By the way, if you guys wanna watch the best of all of the Scrooge movies and the Charles Dickens a Christmas Carol and everything go see Alistair Sams studio who does it is the best Period case closed. Wow. Wow. Yeah. Why now, baby? I know Chad. I understand. We have some breaking news with Becky Lynch Kin Ta are breaking new summer this'll just into the Katya our newsroom. Arizona is getting short changed on the visor vaccine..
"scrooge" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"Is even though it's saying charity in this like pushed capitalist world where everyone goes crazy and then Boxing day than is again and spend the money in the sales. It's horrible so to say that it's a bit like disingenuous. The whole point of christmas was meant to be about loving and giving and charity. And then you've got this figure of scrooge who is absolutely the opposite of everything that you kind of supposed to do and saying be he's cold miserly would solitude when everything To be christmas. Is you know sociable. And happy in loving. And i think that's one of the reasons why so compelled to watch this again and again is is this character. Everyone feels maybe a bit caught up in his redemption catharsis because if someone is bad as him can undergo a change A such a vital change. Then may this hope for the world this hope for the rest of us. It was interesting when he says it's everything about christmas is loving and giving charity and been hanging off law. Christmas researcher do every x. Fascinates me an across the victorians invented traditions. That we have today. I'm prior to that for a good while you had the puritans in charge of of parliament's who clearly bounded christmas and it kind of it was coming back again but it was all about feasting and traditions things when i was researching for this episode. I read the one of the things that really prompted. Dickens to write about this story is because he went to some local schools. I'm so how poorly educated the children how badly they retreated and he wanted to kind of bring this to the public's attention because i think the public very focused on themselves in the family in that christmas traditions. They haven't really thought about. Why does society. I think it had been sort of a christian idea on now. The thing that christmas carol is that it's not really secular. There's no christ in it but it's got all the elements that we would look for in a good person so you can kind of pop the morals of christmas without needing to bring christ into it so people. Humanitarian people are agnostic..
"scrooge" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"Terrified of him. I didn't think there was anything scarier than that. Not having a face. Just that cavernous steep doc creepy and just pointing not saying anything and oh my goodness it was just it was terrifying and i still get a little bit like out by puts I really love it. And i haven't seen as many versions of christmas. Carol as i think some of you have. But i can't imagine they really managed to get the the weirdness of that ghost of christmas future. Oh they do they do. Yeah all the guys. Christmas feature. I've seen have being like death figures so with a faceless cow old They don't speak they never ever speak. I think older guys have seen a really good because they all have they all bring their own kind of creepy eeriness to like molly. His voice chained and chains roy's wonderfully your rian cranky and really could've really his mom's wait. Wait hang on. Is there only one molly yes. This is what. I need to watch the patrick's jewish virgin so the real story. But it's marlene morley's just honestly thought there was lowest to okay. Sorry lucy ex partners like his business partner uh-huh twins or anything but in front is to the muppets. I think he is cool in the book. Jacob robert molly solly done is the jacob on robot molly size still keeping trip but yeah it is anyone past. I'm afraid megan. And also the ghost of christmas present now is really interesting because actually i find him weirdly. He's it's don really well the versions i've seen anyway. They kind of make him synonymous with like her in the hunter. The rodent. Like there's a certain kind of animalistic intensity patronage about a ghost of christmas present like he's met a father christmas bigger. Nicholas like a cornucopia all these wonderful foods spilling out and he's sitting by roaring but there is something very primal about him like you. I think there are some adaptations genuinely seen antlers. Coming out of his head. I think even though. That's not like the skeletal. Death figure. I still think is also kind of eerie especially to someone like scrooge while i was still the ghost with a production you look at what point well because they will go very distinct personalities on. None of the production's. I've ever seen have a change that i don't remember element to look it up before we came on civic find stills elvis adaptations and see who they cast as the ghost of christmas past but is usually a child will Creature ones i've seen on. Then you do have lightly least says the head hunter. The big jovial really loud one and then you have the one who is in complete contrast to by the innocence..
Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb
"Pike's peak is a giant among giants. It's the highest mountain in the front range of the rocky mountains. It is formed from billion-euro old granite. That's right. Billion with a B. and was first named by the native people who lived in shadow the called the mountain. Taba meaning son and they were the Tableau Watch meaning people of San Mountain. In eighteen o six, the mountain was quote unquote discovered. By American explorer lieutenant, Zevulon Yuan Pipe. These God I sounds like an alien spaceship guy. On. Doesn't look as cool as his name suggests I'm just GonNa tell you right now he was sent by Thomas Jefferson on a mission to explore the West and upon seeing the Mountain Zevulun apparently swore the mountain would never be conquered by man cars didn't exist yet, but it's safe to assume pike would have included them in his assessment as well. Given the chance it only took fourteen years. To prove old Zebulon Pike. Wrong. The mountain was first scaled by a European in eighteen twenty when Edwin James, a botanist and explorer successfully reached the summit collecting flowers all the way up quote the most notable day of the expedition for botanical collecting. Now, I don't WanNa give all the credit to Edwin. James although it sounds like he had a great time, I'm sure that one of the Taboada probably. Did it before him yeah. One hundred percent. Yeah attaboy watch like a a wildfire up their boot who was just like I'm GonNa Climb that today flowers. We're lovely but it was a Shinier commodity that attracted the first wave of settlers to pikes. Peak Pike's peak or bust was a common slogan of the Colorado Gold Rush of the eighteen fifties although is more of a marketing slogan. Do the prominence of the mountain gold wasn't discovered near pikes peak until later in eighteen ninety three, it won't be the first time that the mountain inspired the imaginations of those who climbed it in that same year after reaching a summit of the mountain and taking in the view Katharine Lee Bates wrote the Song America the beautiful. Describing Purple Mountain Majesties above the enameled plane over the years the mountain was commonly referred to as Pike's highest peak before finally being simplified just to pikes peak the next notable American to shape the fate of the mountain was Spencer Penrose, and he also might have been the one to introduce cars. Penrose had a name that sound like the bad guy in a murder mystery but he also had a job that would fit right into the genre. He was a mining speculator of the American West just like a murder mystery penrose had a history that could make you think you is both a suspect and a savior he graduated from Harvard but at the bottom of his class. His father and brothers were doctors and lawyers he decided to travel out west and try to make a name for himself at first he failed before getting a tip about some land near Cripple Creek that made him millions of dollars, and that's million dollars like in the movie this guy is played by Walton Geoghegan's. For sure. That's love that whilst. Yeah. And that's millions of dollars in eighteen hundreds money, which is like a lot today billions today. I Love Walton Gardens he's so. I feel like if I went to Harvard I'd WanNa, graduate the bottom of my class. Look I'm I'm the best on the rowing team but. Not great at socio economics I mean I went to. Harvard. So I'm pretty good at stuff but like I partied penrose settled. Colorado. Springs. The closest town to pikes peak was met a woman named Julie Villiers McMillan although. Penrose was by then in his forty s, he had sworn to stay a rich entrepreneurial bachelor but Macmillan proved to be grimes to his Elon Musk and the two got hitched in traveled to Europe for a lavish honeymoon staying at beautiful resorts around Europe inspired penrose to murder his wife what now? In fact, the inspiration was to open his own motel modeled after the places he had stayed specifically on the Mediterranean coast. This became the Broadmoor hotel opened in nineteen eighteen at the cost of three million, nineteen eighteen dollars translating to scrooge mcduck. Gold Coin Swing Pool amount of money in today's money. The Broadmoor was and is a seven hundred, seventy nine room Italian renaissance style palace with eighteen restaurants a golf club with three courses including one designed by Arnold. Palmer himself an automotive museum, the contents of which will soon arrive at this thing is like massive. It looks awesome. Yeah. I WanNa go to the odd more. Yeah. Let's do it. How do you feel? Seven hundred rooms every night. That's nuts penrose was no fool. He knew he knew that to attract people to the hotel you needed to do things great reviews on tripadvisor, dot com and promotional stunts. He set out to work on an ambitious project as he built the hotel, it was a two hundred, eighty, three, thousand, dollar gravel and dirt road to the fourteen thousand, one, hundred, fifteen foot summit of pikes peak with the idea of promoting tourism to the area and indirectly his own hotel.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects fans to attend home games
"For Jerry Jones to declare he's gonna have fans attended two Cowboys games this season because most states have rules preventing gatherings at stadiums and most owners don't want those headaches anyway. Most of the NFL's riches come from their TV mega deal as long as games or on television there Swimming and Scrooge McDuck money picks But the heart of Texas things are different. FC Dallas just held in MLS game last night with a few 1000 Fans. They all had to sign a waiver, saying they could not sue. They contracted covert there. Jerry could pull this off if he really wanted to. It's an enormous stadium with a vast array of luxury suites, private areas and entrances. For the question is, Does the NFL think it's worth the headaches for 1000 fans? I doubt it.
"scrooge" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Scrooge went off to his melancholy dinner in his usual manner having read all the newspapers went home to the house was owned no but it didn't screw the other rooms being old lets out his office as he opened the door he suddenly stopped don't seem to lead to the fall and the face of America and change the face of his one time pop Jacob and Jacob Molly being dead as a door nail four seven yeah screwed it up to his room and locked the door behind we love all the mails going this time of night th thank you the chains of the state as along the passage to the locked door of his room ghostly figure suddenly getting through the doll and standing there in front of me to us good was it was the ghost of Jacob Marley I mean he's detail usual waistcoats types and books clasping it strain about his middle change made up of cash drops and headed for his roles in this was it I was going on J. you are such a hoot what is that she that's a nice dinner I immediately by learning can be on my own screen we label rates would you know the weight and length of the chain you better yourself.
Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting 'Merry Christmas'
"But of a different type of Christmas spirit striking Colorado springs police there say they arrested sixty five year old David Oliver after witnesses said he robbed a bank walked outside and shouted merry Christmas as he tossed the money into the air in the true holiday spirit many of the by standards gave the money back to the teller however Scrooge must have also been there he say thousands of dollars still
"scrooge" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The words of Scrooge's nephew on his own I'm sure I was sort of Christmas time when it comes round as a for giving charitable present time the only time I know all of when men women was seen by consent they're shocked hearts free and single people below them as if they really well travelers to the great it has also in my I it has done me go to what we do.
"scrooge" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Long past yes well what what brings you here well faithful the new machine walk with me walk your window into the night out on the wings of the wind home with me ever since we what what what what places this the low see school cold in drafty hall I see a battered melancholy Roma in which a voice it's reading solitary child neglected by his friends for they have all gone home for Christmas he wants to cry but doesn't dare now he's lifting his head like I can see his face it's his name his name seventy so Scrooge here is another shadow of another Christmas the boy is older the innocence of childhood is no longer in his face there is a restless motion in his eyes the wind is the science of care greed from home all girly side him they had to be married is what they say and unease a Scrooge I know it means little to you now so I give you your release have I have a soft release not too much but in the things you worship you love Golden power now that is a way in the world there's nothing so hard is.
"scrooge" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Scrooge found himself face to face with the honesty visitor who grew close to it as I am now do you and I am standing in the spirit the Chernobyl I guess we could do like a child it's like a new school never needs a screw I have come for you you you were on the stand who's coming was for told me I am the student who wrote why don't you I am the ghost of Christmas our long time no your pa or or you want to make bring you here to haunt me your will Ryan's and walk with me I don't know I kind of doing that and for the home I'm not just I'm more blindfold but a touch of mine hand upon your homes and you should be up and doing wrong on this com hi Naomi some of the city no on the ground these are the handles of the things that had you recognize this countryside I know every inch of the you reach me and that building over there I was a boy there there's I went to school in there our little brains that's a good role.
"scrooge" Discussed on 710 WOR
"One the second on the next night at the same hour in the third on the next night at the last stroke of the twelfth hour and the ghost left the room floating through the window Scrooge close the window and went to bed shaking in fear fell asleep the next day when the clock struck one screw sauce strange creature beside his bed who are you I am the ghost of Christmas past get out of bed and come with me the ghost took Scrooge them time to a small town which Scrooge began to remember you remember the houses the church the river the bridge and the people they cannot CS or hear us they're just shadows from the past book the schools not dead empty there's a little boy alone forgotten by his friends I know him poor boy now let's see another Christmas then they came to our house this seems familiar thanks this is my house where I grew up yes it is and do you recognize that little boy sitting alone reading to me as a child why am I why C. alone you must know the answer because my parents were working that's why my Christmases were so sad and lonely come take my hand we don't have enough time now I've seen enough go away don't torture me don't blame me I told you these are shadows of the things that have been take me back we have one more stop our time is running out and they appeared in the garden Scrooge was now a young man sitting in a garden beside a lovely young woman the woman was crying I can't marry you Ebenezer there's something you love more than me since I love no other woman that's true the love money you love it more than anything there's nothing wrong in loving money we got engaged we were poor and we were happy being poor I hope you are happy with the life you have chosen and the woman ran away from the garden old Scrooge and the ghosts followed her when she stopped Scrooge could see that she was a few years older children laughed and played at her feet a little girl.
"scrooge" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Scrooge there's nothing that you wish to be anonymous Mister Scrooge I was there about these deserving people of yours gold to the establishment side have mentioned most of them would rather die than to do that Mister Scrooge handle that and help decrease does surprise population not quite busy very good Mister Scrooge goodbye and merry Christmas to you and Rory store you'll read she I'm glad that this disco Sir what what is it quite church I was wondering wondering if you could go home yes Sir it's it's getting late here as we go on zero out the whole day off tomorrow I suppose it's quite convenient Sir it's not convenient and it's not fair it's only once a year Sir or excuse for breaking a man's pocket at may twenty fifth day of that samba I suppose you must have a whole day about being here the the next day on the stand yes Sir merry Christmas Christmas a few minutes later school delays as office and made his way to his melancholy chambers of the sweet world by the light of a single flickering candle he eats a cold supper and then to save lighting is still Ebenezer Scrooge retires for that I'd the minutes ticked away food sweeps on easily tossing from side to side and then wakes with a start to allow thinking soccer walking toward that I stopped at the foot of the bed what what do you watch well you'll and so may I ask me who I was he will yes in life I was your partner Jacob Marley cannot be sure we we go did you don't believe in me hello we are nothing but I've done that just a bit of the fun brother mustard on a couple of cheese you are wrong the user I am the ghost of Jacob Marley why do you come to me.
On This Day in History: "A Christmas Carol" is Published
"Nineteenth a Christmas. Carol was published by Chapman and hall on a stay in eighteen forty three. It's really likely that you have have heard this story. Ebony scrooge cruel in stingy man is mean to his employees and everyone else around him on Christmas Eve he's visited by the ghost of his former. Mr Partner Jacob Marley followed by the spirits of Christmas past present and future. It was written of course by Charles Dickens and it's become a Christmas this classic and right from the beginning when it was published. It was an instant blockbuster. Dickens got the idea for this in the spring of that year after he we read a report on child Labour at this point child labor was extremely. Common increased urbanization and industrialization in the nineteenth century had had led to children working in factories often. Working incredibly long hours in dangerous and inhumane conditions often with things like rules that seem seem draconian cruel there were assembly lines hauling coal dipping matches. A lot of these working children were even housed above the factory in dormitories so their work was basically their whole lives and for people who were poor and could not find work. There were work houses and they had appalling conditions. Going to a workhouse was actually required by La under the poor law of eighteen. Thirty four if you were poor and had no work and can support yourself. You had to go to the poor house but intentionally the poor houses were so awful. No one wanted to go there. At first. Dickens had plans to write a pamphlet that was going to be called an appeal to the people of England on behalf of the poor man's child and like its name suggests is going to be a pamphlet about the horrors hours of poverty and child labor but soon he decided that a work of fiction might be more effective and he wrote that work of fiction over just a couple of months in the fall all of eighteen forty three. The big moral of the story was that it was up to employers to treat in pay their employees well on on a more practical level than the benevolent goal of encouraging. People to be more generous toward the poor dickens also needed to pay his own bills particularly after spending a lot of money on a tour of the United States the year before so he wrote a story that he thought would sell and it did the first print run of a Christmas. Carol was six thousand copies and it was sold out in a week by the next year. There were fifteen thousand copies in print. Although although Dickens didn't actually earn as much money off of it as he wanted to a lot of this was really of his own making it was at his request that they had. I used very fancy gilded bindings with the book itself full of Etchings and woodcut such were very expensive. He wanted this book to be beautiful and it was but it was also expensive and he even ordered last minute changes to the title page and the end pages because the first ones didn't measure up to what he wanted he had hoped to make a thousand pounds off of this book and instead his first payment was for a hundred and thirty seven pounds even though oh he didn't make nearly as much money as he wanted though he was really really happy with how well this book sold and with how much of an impact it seemed to make and people's humanitarian perspective on the issue of poverty and Child Labor. Today there are so many adaptations of this work and that started pretty much immediately. People were writing plays based on a Christmas Carol right from the very beginning today there are plays and movies and TV shows and musical scrooge. It goes on and on and it's hard to get through a Christmas season without being reminded of it somewhere.
Campaign for a 13 Month Calendar
"Can be confusing. I mean, some months have thirty days some have thirty one days, and let's not even talk about February. Well, once upon a time an accountant for the British railway reinvented, the annual calendar to have thirteen months and today, we've got the story of why it didn't catch on the man I'm talking about is Moses b cuts worth for some reason to me if I had to give a name to a British accountant and the early nineteen hundreds Moses Cosworth would absolutely be. I mean, it's perfect. He just seems like he's from an old time he play or something. He's he's the Scrooge. It's a great name around the turn of the twentieth century Cosworth was running into issues with the calendar. Long story short. He couldn't compare the railway companies revenue from one month to the next and immediately recognize how things were going. It was hard to see if. There was a change in actual customers from month to month or if revenue changed because of other variables like differences in days from month to month. That's why cuts worth designed a new calendar with thirteen months of exactly twenty eight days each the day of every date was always the same. So the I would always be a Sunday in the thirteenth would always be a Friday at cetera. Cots words thirteenth month was called soul for the summer solstice right between June and July. The leap day was also moved from February to place at the end of Seoul to round out three hundred sixty five days. Cosworth added ear day after the twenty eighth of December as a global holiday that belonged to no individual month. Sounds great. Right. Well, the kind of was in fact, it was wildly popular with businessmen at the time, including George Eastman, who was the founder of Kodak. In fact, Kodak implemented the thirteen month calendar in nineteen twenty four and it stayed in place, organizing the company's finances and production all the way until nineteen. Eighteen eighty nine. But while businesses like the predictability, everyday Americans did not the biggest problem may have been the destruction of independence day also known as the fourth of July the calendars approached a holidays was to place them on the Monday closest to their original date to allow for three day weekend. When it came to independence day, the adopters had two options, they could either keep it in July, but place it on a Monday, which would make it the second of July or keep it where it wasn't a year, which would make it the sixteenth of soul, and apparently Americans were not cool with either option. So the idea eventually died out, but that doesn't make it a bad idea. It just seems that sometimes the fix for a problem is more effort than it's worth. I love that Americans weren't cooler with it just because it wouldn't be the fourth of July the second of July. I mean, there are other issues to like your birthday would change right. Like all sorts of things would change. And we're we're very attached to our holidays. That's
Campaign for a 13-Month Calendar
"Calendars can be confusing. I mean, some months have thirty days some have thirty one days, and let's not even talk about February. Well, once upon a time an accountant for the British railway reinvented, the annual calendar to have thirteen months and today, we've got the story of why it didn't catch on the man I'm talking about is Moses b cuts worth for some reason to me if I had to give a name to a British accountant and the early nineteen hundreds Moses Cosworth would absolutely be. I mean, it's perfect. He just seems like he's from an old time he play or something. He's he's the Scrooge. It's a great name around the turn of the twentieth century Cosworth was running into issues with the calendar. Long story short. He couldn't compare the railway companies revenue from one month to the next and immediately recognize how things were going. It was hard to see if. There was a change in actual customers from month to month or if revenue changed because of other variables like differences in days from month to month. That's why cuts worth designed a new calendar with thirteen months of exactly twenty eight days each the day of every date was always the same. So the I would always be a Sunday in the thirteenth would always be a Friday at cetera. Cots words thirteenth month was called soul for the summer solstice right between June and July. The leap day was also moved from February to place at the end of Seoul to round out three hundred sixty five days. Cosworth added ear day after the twenty eighth of December as a global holiday that belonged to no individual month. Sounds great. Right. Well, the kind of was in fact, it was wildly popular with businessmen at the time, including George Eastman, who was the founder of Kodak. In fact, Kodak implemented the thirteen month calendar in nineteen twenty four and it stayed in place, organizing the company's finances and production all the way until nineteen. Eighteen eighty nine. But while businesses like the predictability, everyday Americans did not the biggest problem may have been the destruction of independence day also known as the fourth of July the calendars approached a holidays was to place them on the Monday closest to their original date to allow for three day weekend. When it came to independence day, the adopters had two options, they could either keep it in July, but place it on a Monday, which would make it the second of July or keep it where it wasn't a year, which would make it the sixteenth of soul, and apparently Americans were not cool with either option. So the idea eventually died out, but that doesn't make it a bad idea. It just seems that sometimes the fix for a problem is more effort than it's worth. I love that Americans weren't cooler with it just because it wouldn't be the fourth of July the second of July. I mean, there are other issues to like your birthday would change right. Like all sorts of things would change. And we're we're very attached to our holidays. That's true.
Daddy Warbucks is Dead
"A popular English actor who was also a producer and director of film television and theatre has passed away with a look back on his life. Here's USA's Chris Barnes. He was a three time Golden Globe winner, the British actor appear. As daddy. Warbucks in the one thousand nine hundred eighty two version of Addie I love money out of power out of capitalism. I do not now never loved children, but Albert Finney had dozens of roles also as Ebeneezer Scrooge. And he appeared an errand Brockovich has died at eighty two is family says he succumbed to a brief illness
"scrooge" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The way you want to with as much money as you need want. And so you can throw it up in the air and play Scrooge mcduck on your bed with it. That would be nice. That would be that would be nice. Yeah. The family guy when he takes all the gold coins. And he jumps into a. Don't do that. Yeah. You don't want to go coins? Bells. Yes. Think about that. I would like to be in that position Keith. And that's the thing you have to avoid some of these common retirement blunders that we're talking about today. Next one on our list here is thinking that distribution isn't a major concern kind of goes back to what we were talking about earlier, you save and save and save all these years. You think you've made it at retirement? This is really just the beginning. Yes. I remember you start in your accumulation phase as you get close to retirement you go into your preservation. And then once you're retired you're in. You're just you're bution near that is incredibly important to create a sequence of distribution plan is part of your overall retirement master plan, and you're planning you cannot run out of money in retirement as you started at the beginning. There's no do overs. Make sure that your money is invested properly. Invest for need not for greed, and design it so you're getting asset protection and of growth, but you also want money in different buckets of money. So when you pull money out, you're not taxing yourself to death. So you get less net than you would hope you gotta put all this together for you. And this is why people call you the retirement guys come to see you at retirement Keith because you're pretty good at strategizing for this stage of people's lives. This is really what you walk so many people through. That's what we do. And maybe I should change the hats from investment.