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"shand" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Miller. For Tom. Where is quote We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator. With certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At the founding of this nation. This sentence was the opening salvo fired at a tyrannical government. By the people who had enough. It seems inconsequential. But the original sentence proposed included the phrase life, liberty and property, which was replaced with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our founders realized that the linchpin of freedom Was embodied in the existence of private property titled solely by the Individual. The megalomaniac is currently steering. The government realized this as well, and they see us as their property. We are not free people, but merely chattel to be manipulated at their whim until the American public realized that these devils are not just coming for your property, but for your very soul. We will step by step board the train to slavery. Towards serfdom, I think is the way if I hire could put it in. I agree. If you've yet to read that book, it's one of the ones I would recommend. It's not exactly beach reading, but I would strongly recommend Go to the library, the road to surf them. Friedrich Hayek f I Hayak Not summer. Friedrich, right? Joe is in Westminster, Joe. Good morning. Hi Bruce Shand chain and Patti. Uh,.
"shand" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Yeah yes With the pathfinder society. We've come out originally. We were in search of rubber. found him. i'm revere yes. The poet very rarely described as a poet more of a inspirational speaker. He's a life coach. L. even worse and we're beverly hills. Gary crosses her arms over her chest. And this is my friend. And longtime colleague jean-louis rosa cleric abba pathfinder. It's lovely to me joel. So this is bigger. And i don't know who any of these new israel heyzer this is this is off shand asp and clench at roma's precious person here. I didn't know if you wanted them to know your names. Because pathfinder screw up everything they touch we may continue this discussion. But joe wounds look. This hid them. Charge me for it. Do you want to be charged for it. No are we adventuring together. I don't know if we were adventuring together. I would be obliged to give you healing for free. It's a pretty good deal adventuring together for the purposes of you healing me and my cat right now. What are you doing here. I suppose is the next question okay. Well full to start right. This is my dad by dead was responsible for a whole thing. That happened apparently may have resulted. in suzy's parents deaths connected to secure his mother. Yeah lays a hand on his shoulder so you are the one in the black fame with the viper yeah. He's the pathfinder that opened the box. Well kind of i see that. Attempted to stop samir from opening the ball down in a syrian anyway. You don't seem local. Studying people from the north always come down here to a syrian and muck with things..
"shand" Discussed on GSMC Television Podcast
"See humans. You often see the alien species But anyway my point being is is that this episode. If there's one thing you can take away aside from the conflict of beliefs which we will get into you can take away. The fact that they're almost humanizing them as the enemy shifts towards the empire. Now for us. We understand from the very beginning. The enemy is the empire but for these people you know it was the republic and now it's the empire and in their mind it just might be it still the republic just under new management. You know But yet so we got to see these people and we got we got them humanized because we automatically sort of had a little bit of a little bit of sympathy for avi and As he challenged the empire and he was immediately imprisoned for it and then we got to see his droid Whose name. I actually forget at the moment has just go look it up but it was a gs eight. You know he. Obviously you know told. Gsa to send out that signal and we're that message which then leads us to bed batch and it leads us to sids place. Now we've had this point in time pretty much half of the season. So far with the group being with sid Even with these past three episodes. Sid not really being featured or literally not being in an episode of all. You know it's been there. Their hide out sort of their headquarters. On and i'm perfectly fine with that You know kind of gives us a sense of home for these characters you know and we can look at this. In many different shows. We can even look at it in other examples of star wars films and books sin tv shows. I mean look at the original trilogy. For instance where was that home. It was the millennium falcon Four d. prequel trilogy. You could argue that. It was the jedi temple Four rebels it was luth all you know so e every sort of group has this sort of whom base now just to kind of tackle the be story really quick because it kind of fits in with the whole home base thing that i'm talking about so we had the be story Because obviously omega was not able to go on the mission with the bad batch now. She is central. She's becoming a central part of the bad that she is a part of that crew. And you know mega was really hurt. The fact that she didn't get to go on that mission Which we obviously saw by the end of it shield. Never sit out another mission. Although i would still make the argument that it made perfect sense. You know she is a kid and while she's already shown to prove herself very useful and very intelligent at that there are limitations and there are very serious dangers. Now we know as the audience that there's probably really only one bounty hunter truly after her right now. Which is cad bane. Because as we saw from finnick shand that she's not really after her right now because we know that she knows from omegas. Recall it her handler. That she's in good hands as long as she is. Not in the hands of any of the cabin owens right now and even just as importantly cad bane See anyway. They think there's multiple bounty hunters after her so it does seem like the safe thing to keep her there. Although sid generally seems to be a pretty shady figure but then you had to clone troopers at trusted her during the war. But she i mean i. It's this back and forth so we at least know for right now. It's not really safe for her to be on the mission But we got to see the fact that she seems to be very smart..
"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
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"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"Joining me now and chatter that matters history at the vp commercial. Rb see and a champion for women led businesses korea. Welcome to china that matters. Thank you very much tony. Thanks for having me a beautiful name. Where'd you get that from. My parents gave me freedom. It's it's kind of an arabic slash turkish. i don't even know where it's from but it means freedom. Well let's talk about freedom and choice career. You're an advocate for women lead business. But i heard a very actually horrific stat the other day only sixteen percent of small and even medium sized businesses are owned led by women. Why is that died. Is greg interestingly. it's only about fifteen percent or so here in canada. Why is that. you know it's interesting i he. There's an auto structure barriers. I find are women not the mentorship. The networks the access to capital that's required to be entrepreneurs times. Women tend to take on more than their share of childcare and housework burns. Which of course makes it tougher to balance work in responsibilities. Even women do get past a startup. Problem is you'd like to donate into a skin problem which prevents them from growing their businesses. The same way and you. The final point is that on one thing saturday doors in incubators and support entrepreneurs. I don't need the needs of women entrepreneurs and diverse entrepreneurs and as much as they're an important part of the innovation ecosystem accounted other non-aligned is welcoming places for women entrepreneurs and enter maintain eighteen pro unsure status at in out career on the other side. I've heard that women led businesses outperform on every metric that matters and business things like productivity profitability quality and culture which your thinking on that it goes back to women tend to be more measured than in how they take risks on day bring a lot of create connections and networking abilities to the table to diverse teams themselves And you know are out there and get the rights to board and the right financing for their businesses they can they can really take the next level so if we were to level the scales canada. Unleash all of these talented women to run business. What would it mean to our economy. No it said. The possibilities are endless entrepreneurship. By as tony's one of the key elements that contributes to economic growth job creation through innovation and productivity growth entrepreneurs create new jobs state new technologies to innovation theme explore new market opportunities and you will see tremendous growth in the economy even out the scales. There's some stats out there. That show that canada news is on one hundred fifty billion dollars. Gdp due to our knob gender parody. That's a big number and According to a study by the boston consulting group if had equal numbers of women and men entrepreneurs the cheating it could rise by eighty billion dollars on not internationally. Globally december actually goes to five billion dollars so big numbers there eighty billion in canada five trillion around the world. It is in everybody's collective interest to unleash the power woman entrepreneurs. What's rbc doing to help. Make that happen so you know. Certain flaw manscaping for entrepreneurs really big priority for rtc and even parody nachos within our own ranks but also kind of supporting and enabling them and entrepreneurs in canada. Not just the right thing to do but the smart thing to do. There's many different ways that he supported them in entrepreneurs so i if one is advice army see account managers and specialists that are on the ground they make me an offer understand the challenges that either on your client space understand their all their industries and provide them advice also a network of market champions connecting them with the right people and resources to help them pro so the networking into the mentorship recognition. These are important parcel for strategy. You know we try to be a walker inclusion. And he how long history of doing not over the last hundred years. I'm or inventive years. That argosy husband existence also work for the north organizations that are focused on the advancement of women new poppies for prosperity off north. This influence the canadians have been more on cheerios. And other organizations we work with and the also work with different partners in how small businesses when we've done throughout the pandemic nastier rb sees founding partner for the equality and equality funds initially that peace. A has partnered up on a on. A two hundred million dollar. Commitment from the army of canada has mobilized initial investments hundred million to partner with three hundred million that the government of canada has committed and essentially equality fund is to support the advancement of them in and also There's an innovative. Investment are due to help deliver momentum for some of these initiatives so rb is founding partner.
"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"And my mom yes. She's been forgiven a our relationship. I'm still working on. It's hard because people grow at different rates. So i'm still working on that. But i love very much jennifer. You've become an incredible and spiritual speaker with with life lessons that you've learned. Can you share a couple of them with us. If we were listening to you on stage was some lessons you'd be offering us a kind of a top ten these days so i'll try to fly through mimi. A couple won a couple of them. But i would say you're never alone seek help. Don't let anyone or anything still your peace focus on gratitude and and solutions not problem. There's always a solution to the problem as crazy as it can be lots of resources and help out there. Never ever give up. That's something that my old mentor used to say. Recently i was kind of surprised by the stott but just enjoy the ride and and try to figure out. What's the next right move. You don't need to figure out everything overnight. But what's the next right move because they were only on this earth for an average of thirty thousand days so that was eye opening. How are you going to spend your time. And if people wanted to book you is a speaker to learn more about the staffing you provide for wide range events and situations cloudy how you helped first responders and they Covid crisis what's the best way to reach it. You can send an email to info at stop shop dossier and you'll be able to reach me there. You can find the unlinked in jennifer menard. Shan't sent me a note there. Let's say it'd be happy to chat before i say goodbye. Share with us the quote that you feel. Guide your life yes. I've many. I think this one is from c. S. lewis and it's We can go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are in. Change the ending jennifer. I wanna thank you for joining me again. On of the batter's each time we chat my love and admiration for you. Gross thank you. I'm super grateful to be here.
"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"Matters tony. Chapman will return in a moment on the iheartradio talk network. Hi it's tony. Chapman hosted chatter that matters presented by women. Lead enterprises are kida canada's economy an rv see helping to accelerate and grow these businesses sponsoring the canadian woman entrepreneur awards a celebration of impacting achievement. And she oh a radically generous community supporting women working on the to do list. Women led businesses and the economy matter star be saying i was awoken by another streaming match but this time i heard beer bottles smashing on the kitchen floor and my mom's crying and screaming and so i ran downstairs and there. She was face down crying and he over her. I thought he was going to finish her. Off points chatter. That matters with tony. Chapman continues on the iheartradio canada. Talk network presented by rbc jenner from our channel chatter that matters jennifer stories a hero's journey. You're just tuning in. It was a young child found herself in the most dire circumstances abusive stepfather. A motherhood band deserve but tenacious finds a life of faith pursuit and passion. So did your your dad stepmother and your sisters were. They all part of that village that got cheated reach for branch. Branch has started to rediscover. That does that. there's still this magical human being inside. I sure because the last the last time i left my mother for good i was eighteen years old and she had kicked me out of the house or a long time at two. Am parked my entire car and never looked back and ended up moving to toronto. When i was twenty just hope in a dream and knowing that i would figure it out i worked very hard hospitality and yes. My sister's my dad friends colleagues strangers even my mentors over time my business partner today. My husband today. These are all people that i've met along the way that have helped me heal. They've they've been there for me in some way shape or form your with your dad your stepmother you're starting to feel better about yourself but you do another tour of duty at a guilt or whatever you decide to go back and try one more time to save your mom. How wilbur here. I think i was about fifteen. This time maybe sixteen. No i would have been sixteen because she bought me a car. It's strange because dr for years. Of course. I was angry and nine eleven on of all days. She gets into a car accident with my grandmother and my grandmother dies. I got this phone call from my dad. Saying i need to rush home and something happened to your mom found out that she almost died in the accident and felt guilty. I wanted to go back in and care for her to conditions and it was no more alcohol. No more fights. And i'll try one time and of course the alcohol in the fights didn't stop and that's how i ended up kicked out of the house at two. Am when i was eighteen Probably because i was i think disagreeing with her about Going to rescue her boyfriend from another bar fight and she got up. Said you weren't her parent your child. Yeah you just don't see it that way and even with my dad. I hid it from him because my dad to me was so perfect and always in the light. I didn't really share any of this with him until later in life he didn't really know what was going on the extent of what was going on. It's it sounds ridiculous. But i almost wanted to protect him from it so jennifer. Tell me what happens when you arrive in toronto with you own your car a knapsack that's filled with pain but also a loving father and knowing that you have an ability to work hard and make things happen. What happens next well. I really was determined to do things on my own as you can imagine. At this point. I trusted no one and i was not going to rely on anyone for anything so it just it started by being a workaholic. Really i landed a job with. Mls's in two thousand and six and then in two thousand eight. I ended up meeting my yoda jag. Who owned a staffing firm and And i started working for him I made my mark in staffing between two thousand eight. Two thousand eighteen started healing through being around the right people. The corporate world actually taught me a lot Therapy worked with a lot of therapists in specifically. Em dr is a great therapy for Ptsd and what. I was struggling with the work health. They kept me busy and busier. I was the last time. I had to follow a negative thoughts and so with that work become comes more independence war success Ended up with you. Know fancy car six figure salary and all kinds of materialistic things and Not only worked for so long. When i was thirty. I look at my vision board and it was lacking meaning and purpose and so i had to quickly work to figure that out and changed my direction because even the success i had attained was driven by fear. And it's not until that shifted. Was i really fulfilled. So what did you replace that with their sense of workaholic materialistic things trying to avoid your past by just focusing on the present. What did you bring into your life at age thirty. That really made you the remarkable person you are today so aside from all the tactical things that you can do to seek help and the resources that are out there and the people that you can position yourself around for me personally. It was about reconnecting with my christian. Faith i had walked away from god a long time ago. I no longer believed. And i had friends around me. That would always asked me to come back to church and and for me. I did in my early thirties. And i have to say. God has the power to heal faster than decades of therapy and i have so much proof. we're lots concerned nam's a whole other story But if you'll allow him in it's it's only when i certainly it's only that type of healing that allowed me to be more vulnerable and entrust people again and humility. And and so. Yeah so i a lot of it to Decades of therapy in great people but faith is extremely important in this equation jennifer question. Have you ever forgiven or did you ever forgive your mom and your stepfather hundred percents They've both been forgiven. And i saw him before he pass. It was really sad. You know he just some of his last words was just enjoy your life and don't worry about me. Don't don't be afraid. I felt so sad that he was dying cancer Assad situation But it was a great loss visit. I still remember him waving goodbye..
"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"To do something like that again. You talk about this sort of vicious cycle where you know things will get a little better and then your mom would bribe you to lie in court about the situation that must have compromised your value system. I mean how did you feel one side having the money knowing that you you're in some ways. Condoning are accepting Accepting the situation that was tough. I this is when things started shifting between her and i and going back to blaming her. I was extremely angry with her i became more angry with her than him. I almost felt like well. If you're gonna take him back you deserve to be abused. this is ridiculous and I thought i saved you. Thought of succeeded and here we are. Now we've got a court date and your back with him so you want me to change the story or whatnot hidden. Yes i'd be rewarded with gifts or money So yeah. I guess i felt used and Relationship changed with her. Then i lost a lot of respect and a lot of love for her. So jennifer talk to me a little bit about how you started going down the wrong path in life. It's a little confusing when the roles reverse. I felt like the parents. My mom felt like child to me. and so also alone. A lot. And i would hang out with adults mainly so i grew up pretty fast. I guess after. I was done with school and taking care of her or trying to save her. I would do whatever i needed to do to ease the pain or escape it at anything to do to distract me from the pain. That was anything from alcohol. Drugs hanging out with the wrong people Joy writing in stolen cars with friends. And how the witchcraft piece. That's interesting. I watched a movie called the craft way back when we're these. Witches were putting spells on people and the actually had power. It would work and go figure. I started dabbling into that. Maybe desperately trying to regain some sort of power or control within my situation and have to do a lot of spiritual cleansing too. Close those doors because that just a really weird. Time tony.
"shand" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"Each week. You can download the latest episode of chatter. That matters as a podcast from your iheartradio canada app now more with tony chapman presented by rbc pies tony chapman of chatting with jennifer menard shan. You're just joining us. What you miss is. Jennifer was a beautiful child but at age seven. Her life turned upside down by your parents divorce. Her mother gets full. Custody chooses alcohol on a string of bad boyfriends. Take care of her daughter. Jennifer spends part of her life trying to save her mom part of life partner situation for mothers but increasingly jennifer falls in quicksand filled with alcohol drugs. And even which crab you never understood how your mom left your dad and all who you describes as a kind person you've ever met per string lizard boyfriends what makes your dad's so special. My diet is in my heart. He always has been his name is noel. He was born on christmas day. And he's just the happiest guy ever. He is never upset. he is just a peacemaker. It's it's it's rare. It's bizarre. I actually used to never understand how you saw him like. How can you be happy. All the time and He he's with his soul mate. Now and i remember her saying to me john. It's a choice. He just chooses to be happy every day. And and so him and his family are the same. They're eight brothers. They all grew up on a farm and come back. They all look alike and they've taught myself in our cousins to just have fun and laugh and build great families so thank god for him so before the break we talk about your mom string bad boyfriends and then bad turns evil when somebody comes in on a more permanent basis bipolar you described it as green eyes turn gray you know that the evil was coming out. You also talked about in an article. I read blaming your mom and interview said you. She went from being your hero to zero. What was life like free trying to figure out your place in a home of constant alcohol abuse yelling physical battles. Who what did you do to cope. Well i'll and tell you a bit more but what it was like at home so you can understand how i got to these points. What i mentioned 'hero-to-zero. It's because when i was young i remember my mom being. She was my hero she. She was beautiful intelligence. she still is but she was successful. Very soft spoken never swore extremely polite. Very just a very loving kindhearted person. And i saw her change over the years into something else may be the little monster he was creating but she wasn't the same person anymore she would yell and scream and act like he did and she drank and i just i saw her her innocence. Leave and though so the same thing happened happened to me I can tell you an example of my stepfather and some of the things that would go on one of the nights or the first night. I think you had asked me. When did you first realize demons and it was one of the nights where my mom came running into my room because he was attacking her and she thought that if she jumped into the bed with me under the covers that he would leave her alone but it didn't work he just ripped off the blankets and rip fraud bed. And so that was my first introduction to the types of fights that would go on see. I'd be woken up a lot at three. Am by screams. And i would do a variety of things to try and jump in and help out. Sometime you nothing. Sometimes i would actually physically insert myself between the two of them. Sometimes they would actually wake me up and asked me to come downstairs and listen to their fight and almost says the moderator let them know who is right or wrong and like i said if they were both drinking it was either high to hide in a closet and tried to call the police myself. If my stepfather hadn't topped the phones rip them out of the wall. 'cause he's to do that or had to run to the neighbors fasten to use their phone but that was a last resort. Running to the neighbors was embarrassing. I i still remember their face when they opened the door. And i'm there at three. Am begging them to use their phone like the look of shock is just. I still remember that. And you're just a kid because at age thirteen you end up taking a knife. 'cause your mom's on the floor bleeding from a shattered glass. That took so much courage. I mean that could have been turned against you. How did you ever find it upon yourself to to step in front of a situation. That's a good question. I think i was changing as well being around that type of environment having to deal with these types of things on regular basis. I just had enough at that point. And i was trying to do my best to fix the problem and save her. I was awoken by a another screaming match. But this time i heard beer bottles smashing on the kitchen floor and my mom was crying and screaming and so i ran downstairs and there. She was face down crying and he was over her. And i i thought he was going to finish her off at that point when she lifted up her head. I saw the broken glass in her chest and she was bleeding and in an instance. I remember that he had this phobia of knives. I'm not sure why he was never afraid of guns or anything else but knives and my thirteen year old brain just looked over at the kitchen knives grabbed the biggest one i could find and it i mean how did i have the courage. Probably i wasn't even thinking i this or she would. She would die so that was not. I didn't think twice about it and I'll never forget his look because he was immediately jumped off from her and ended up crouched in a corner super scared looking up at me with a look in poorer. I think we were all horrified. That i have to stoop to that level and so everything stopped in that moment and faithfully and never had.
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"For what was lacking and did she bring home a string of boyfriends or did she find remarried. Fine love like your dad. That is no. She never remarried. It was a string of boyfriends until she ended up with the one who abused her the most. What do you think she went after pop culture. They call bad boys. What do you think she was attracted to to people like that. I i didn't understand. I didn't understand how you could leave my quote unquote perfect dad but now understanding the cycle of abuse. I found out years later that she was actually abused as a child and it makes sense that she would leave. My perfect died for someone who would use her. Make sense to me now and the last person that she ended up with was by far the worst. I hope i actually hope. He's resting in peace. Now he died of cancer a few years after she left him and our relationship actually was better back then him and i he. He had a lot of demons and he was bipolar. And you could actually see it in his eyes when he would have an episode. He had these light green eyes. And when he i guess turned on her or especially. If he was drinking his eyes would turn dark gray and so if they were both drinking. That was game over the cops i called. My dad.
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"Imagine being a happy. Seven year old. They live in a small town called chumsford excite of sudbury. Your first nations ojibway french-canadian glorious until your parents announced that they're getting a divorce child become emotionally and physically sick a migraine. Hits you too so strong you almost become blind and then your life it turns for the worse i you dad remembers into stepmother resents you and your biological mom ends up with a man who has bipolar and several time abuses her and even tries to kill and your role as child has gone from skipping in fields to doing avenue can to cape rely just had enough at that point and i was trying to do my best to fix the problem and save her dire situation for those in abuses intimate relationships of domestic violence against women. Many living under the same roof as their abuser. Porting unprecedented calls others worried about the silence. You're listening to the iheartradio. Candida talk network and this is saturday. That matters with tony chapman presented by. Rbc honored to talk with ordinary people. Who despite their circumstances do extraordinary. Thanks in doing so. We identify life lessons that we can apply to inspire us to do more and be more. Tell each of us get to where we need want and deserve to go today. I'm chatting with jennifer menards. Shan't her story is all the tragedy. You never wanna bestow on a child. But it's also a hero's journey. She gets pushed down the wrong path thinking deeper and deeper into quicksand and drugs alcohol and abuse but she finds a way to claw back i one branch and other another associates back on her feet and his step with purpose until she becomes an extraordinary entrepreneur. This is a story. The power and potential of human beings. How good can triumph over evil jennifer. I had you on a podcast last year where you talked about your successes. A small business owner today. You're talking about you as a person and in both cases. Welcome to chatter that matters. Thank you tony. It's good to be back so up until age seven you describe your life as glorious. Take us back to that time. And why things were so magical yeah. I grew up in a small town. And i remember my family home being this sunny hockey lot of good memories there. There is no issues with my parents and just remember having a good time. A lot of friends on my street. My dad used to have memories of my died loving to brush my hair and my mom driving the around her cool car so it was a good time. It was just the three of us so your first nations. Oh gibb way and french canadian growing up. Did you identify with one or another. I actually identified with being french i. I went to french catholic schools. My dad is is from quebec and so identified with the french language and still speak with him in his side of the family on the indigenous side of things. My mother didn't really share that with me until later in my teens i actually didn't claim i nation status until then i'm not sure why i don't know if she was worried about the. Stereotypes are embarrassed. But i didn't. I didn't find out until later on so at eight seven. Your parents sit you down and tell you they're divorcing. How did you feel as a child. But that was the worst thing in my life. I remember that like it was yesterday. I remember sitting on my mom's la crying huge headache there. The living room was empty. And i think maybe that's when my feelings of wanting to fix become that fixer upper started. Because i just remember feeling like there's gotta be something i can do. Can't believe this is happening and your fought and won full custody and that dad that brushed your hair night you only got to see every second weekend. How did that make you feel It made me sad and angry and probably resentful over time. Because i felt like i was stuck between both of them Fighting over child support payments and everything else that comes along with parents being separated and then your dad is incredible role model remarries and with that. Obviously is a new stepmother. Did you did you feel your whole situation. Changed again for sure. I mean every child. I think does doesn't really want to see their parents split up so i don't think it would have mattered. Who was. I just didn't feel like it was right. I didn't want it to happen. And so i wasn't a fan of him. Remarrying at i and this your stepmother. How's your relationship with her. It's great now. We have a very loving relationship. But i feel or i felt like at the time. She resented me. Maybe i reminded her of my mother. I just always felt like. She favored her daughters more than more than myself. By my my steps i i. Sometimes i say i felt like cinderella minus than wicked stepsisters. My my sisters are they. We've always had a great relationship and very proud of them. Never had any issues with them. One of them's my baby. Sisters a respiratory therapist and my middle sister is a funeral director. they're awesome. They've always been soldiers. I'm by my size. So you're tethered to the footsteps of your mom was at a stable situation after your dad left. Not at all. I would say that. We moved around several different towns in northern ontario and around submarine and i went to about four different elementary schools in to high school before i graduated so always had this sense of needing to restart make new friends every year. So wasn't ideal. Did you ever find yourself in a situation where the cast or your bullied or just felt like you didn't belong this yet another place your member. id to. I always felt like that inside. But i think i did a good job hiding it. I always tried to appear pretty normal in front of people. And i think that's where the impostor syndrome started for me. I think at a very young age. I'm a. I'm actually writing a piece on that but i think it comes from from those times where you're trying to pretend like your normal and there's all this chaos going on at home. What does the kid due to find. Happiness when you're sort of tumbleweed rolling into a new town or your mum's rolling in a new boyfriend like the did you. Some people say they should journal or do art. Did you find anything escape to or do you just have to find a way to breathe and get through each day. Yeah i think. I used to be a bit of a perfectionist. Even back then as a child i guess i was trying to focus on what i can control. I would. If if i wrote something and it wasn't perfect i would rip apart the page and restarts aside from that i would say i understand now. That happiness is a choice but back van. Mom spoiled me a lot so it was. It was candy and restaurants and shopping and gifts maybe to make up.
"shand" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Looking great in all of our airport tunnels right now. Laurie granted the BBC's traffic of the threes, all right there, and it's time now for a look at the WB Z four day AC you. Weather forecast for A little bit of sunshine out there right now in Boston. Those clouds there certainly lightening up just a little bit out there and But they're gonna be with us A majority of today It's going to be a mild day today as you'll see that temperature really start to rise here over the next few hours. Going up to right around 50 degrees Shand cloudy, breezy and mild lows down to around 33. Then later tonight for your Tuesday and Wednesday, we're gonna have sunshine. It'll be colder both days. Have 34 for your Tuesday sunny, breezy and colder and then a high of 37 4 year Wednesday with Sunshine New Year's Eve is set for Thursday highs around 52 degrees, occasional often on rain showers throughout the afternoon, and then into New Year's Eve as we cross over into 2021, not exactly the best weather out there. But right now we're looking at 32 degrees and Newburyport, her at 38 degrees in Plymouth in Boston, right now, 38 cloudy as it is now, 9 25 on WBZ news radio getting you ready for Wall Street and the markets, which opened up here in just a few moments. Dave Caruso from Coastal Capital on Danvers is joining us live now on the line, and Dave. Good morning. We've got President Trump. Signing that stimulus package last night. Looks like it's gonna have a positive effect this morning. Yeah, absolutely. Jim. My finest things of good news. It took six months to get her things through and ah, lot of drama in the process. But the good news is that we're actually exhaling a little bit now, So we're looking at the two shoes right now. It seems some good stuff which we haven't seen for the last week or two. But downs up about 168 and the teachers s and P 500 probably 26. So it looks like the NASDAQ is up 103. So it looks like we've got we've got a deal done in the last minute with a lot of drama going And as I was saying, so and looking at this, we don't know whether it's $2600. But at least money is going to be coming forward, and that's making a bit of a little bit better. Andre looking at you know where we're going to hopefully go this year on the positive side. Looking at some of the trends right now that we may see that here we.
"shand" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Maybe by tonight, maybe tomorrow who knows what the way their accounting Joe Biden could be declared the winner in this race night on I think what you're going to see First of all our recounts in Georgia, for sure which you know the way it looks like that right now, Even though there will be a recount in Georgia, they're still it'll still wind up certified and Biden. I don't know if there's gonna be recounted in, say, like somewhere like Pennsylvania, where it's Democrats running the states. But what Donald Trump needs to do is to make damn well sure that he knows that he has to tell the American people more than just Hey, you know, I got stiffed here. There needs to be physical evidence There needs to be proof. There needs to be more than just saying, Hey, yeah, I got scanned here, E. We all got Shand on DH. That's certainly going to need more than that for a Supreme Court decision. So for those who went to bed last night and salt numbers they woke up today, they've been at work all day. They've been running errands. They're not quite sure what the totals are. I'm gonna update you on these totals, But first, I think what we're going to need here is the official hammering Nigel Show ballot counting music Right. Racial ballot counting music right now we've got Arizona. Arizona. A lot of people thought the president could come back as.
Patriots' plane flying medical masks to Boston from China
"Out Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan the owners of New England Patriots sent their team planes a Boeing seven sixty seven over to Shenzen China to pick up a bunch of M. ninety five masks from the giant comes they spent two million dollars of their own money to do this we'll see why the hell did they have to do it why is it doing one patriots plane have to go over there it's not even a cargo plane it's been outfitted to carry a football team why does the New England Patriots plane had to go over there and do this why can't the United States Senate a couple series a cargo jets to get what I why are we getting these things from the Chinese anyway other people so you're not a great thing that the crash there isn't that's a wonderful thing the Massachusetts governor struck a deal for supplies but didn't have a way to transport them the governor Massachusetts found a way to get some mask from a hospital system in Massachusetts Seoul Robert Kraft the Kraft family is intertwined with Boston like no other family is and at eight thirty A. at three thirty eight Wednesday morning the team plan the pardon from Shenzhen China the Boeing seven sixty seven in the cargo hold the cargo hold is ready put the players equipment everything they need to go when they take the team on the road it seats about seventy people it does it's it's been outfitted to carry a football team it's not a cargo plane there were one point two million M. ninety five masks on the patriots plane bound for the US video and pictures of the dead show workers in masks and full body suits at Shands sans airport putting box after box after box of the protective equipment onto a red white and blue plane painted with the patriots logo the chart comes all loud the patriots plane to be on the ground for a maximum of three
"shand" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Hundred twenty four in Broward and hundred thirteen at Miami Dade more than a thousand cases are pending test results more patients at fort Lauderdale's atria willow would assisted living facility have been diagnosed with covert nineteen issue of the positives are deceased five positives are from the left side into positives are from the independent side six more tests are pending governor Ron DeSantis says investigators have determined infected construction workers staff and cooks were not screened and allowed to mix with patients Miami Dade school students will not be able to obtain distance learning devices over spring break bought superintendent Alberto Carvallo says they will be able to obtain food during spring break this is critically important hunger will not go away that is why in partnership with farm share feeding South Florida and share your heart we will be providing community feelings across the community get information on where those distribution sites are located by calling the district hotline that is three oh five nine nine five three thousand cops are busy fighting crimes both in person and virtually a corona virus crisis is causing cops to battle scammers our teams are monitoring or to a website platforms out there and we seen complaint with social media post people pretending to either be able to produce and provide a vaccine Broward sheriff Gregory Tony says stick to products that are approved and promoted by legitimate sources like the centers for disease control he also warned CDC officials are not going door to door offering testing so don't answer the door to people in white jackets and gloves claiming there from the agency if they do not call the cops Eric Reid Regus news radio six ten WYO D. South Florida congressman Ted Deutch along with Florida agriculture commissioner Nikki Frieder hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow representative George will discuss the federal response will be joined by Dr Nicolae Wien from UF health Shands Dr William Jackie's president of the American college of emergency physicians in RCP and get more info have the details posted at W. Y. O. D. dot com tough day on wall St Dow Jones industrial average closed lower by four and a half percent nine hundred thirteen points when the day and the week of nineteen thousand one seventy three the nasdaq down three point eight percent to two hundred seventy one points the S. and P. five hundred lower by four point three percent one hundred four points on the day we'll have more news coming up for you at six thirty and for more on the corona virus go to the I heart radio app and tap the podcast app for the latest news.
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam vows to ‘seriously reflect’ after crushing defeat in polls
"Hong Kong leader Carrie lam said today she would seriously reflect on the stunning landslide victory by pro democracy candidates in the city's local election the rebel soldiers were a clear rebuke of hell lamb has handled sometimes violent protests in the semi autonomous Chinese territory pro democracy candidates sweat nearly ninety percent of the four hundred fifty two district council seats it will help them take unprecedented control of seventeen out of eighteen district councils authorities barred pro democracy activists Joshua Wong from running in the elections but he said the results send a clear message remarkable achievement in the district council election is the asphalt all home calmness especially will terrace protest her all hot lying frontline there's a trade a price spend the time or even sacrifice in the protest movement winners included many youth activists and the candidate who replaced Huang protest rally organizer Jimmy Shand who was beaten by a hammer wielding assailants last month also triumphed as did a pro democracy lawmaker who had part of his ear bitten off by an assailant really lamb a political expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong called the results nothing short of a revolution he said the election is a sound repudiation of the Carrie lam administration and shows the so called silent majority in Hong Kong are behind the demands of the protesters for its part China showed no signs it might soften its stance toward Hong Kong the Chinese foreign minister told reporters during a visit to Tokyo that Hong Kong will always be part of China no matter the election outcome a foreign ministry spokesman avoided the question when asked for a reaction to the election results his remarks appeared on al Jizerou football to ending violence and restoring order is the priority for home home home home is a passive China and Hong Kong to fees acutely China's internal Ephesians a record seventy one percent of Hong Kong's registered voters cast ballots well exceeding the forty seven percent turnout in the same poll four years ago celebrations broke out outside polling stations overnight when the results were announced at lunchtime today dozens of supporters held a victory rally in a business district one woman pop the champagne bottle and pour drinks for everyone around a group of supporters of Hong Kong's pro democracy activists protest in front of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco the demonstrators have been protesting in Hong Kong since last June against an extradition bill as a Sega violates human rights and for the resignation of Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie lam among other demands the US Congress passed a bipartisan stand with Hong Kong resolution condemning police brutality against demonstrators and supporting calls for democracy but it's unclear whether president trump will sign the measure he said that it may compromise a trade deal with China pacificus Saadia Malik files this report call home call a glory to Hong Kong is the official protest song demonstrators and semi autonomous city but is also widely regarded as the unofficial national anthem replacing the official Chinese one at a gathering in front of the same Cisco Chinese consulate in solidarity with protesters overseas math using an international student said that although he is from mainland China his most proud of Hong Kong date rape her that the bass all of us the river that the best version of us they fight for their what they deserve what the lord gave us a call give out which I sorry I'm I'm I'm a Christian yeah so the five all their rights growing up in Hong Kong Seles tongue a daily cities have the quality of life there has declined since chief executive Carrie lam came into power tung said she's concerned for the safety of her family and friends Hong Kong has been like a really really great I was twenty years old and has been like that and then they come a really really and civilized cities I'm worried about my family and friends and then going out and then every day I'm just adding tags to them and say Hey I you guys save like when have greetings become desolate like it should be talking to your friends like Hey how you doing like is the right way to the top the offense right but it is not for Hong Kong people it's just like Hey are you say a bipartisan congressional resolution supports the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong the trump has suggested he may veto a due to a pending trade deal with China the vast influence of the Chinese market also caused controversy within the NBA when the Houston Rockets general manager first tweeted support for Hong Kong protestors then apologized after China censored the broadcast of NBA games East Bay resident Travis fan says business interests should stay out of the issue but the US government should intervene you know you you try your trust all weather all you like testamentary in China is in all of your business your of your business is to make money for your state stakeholders money is the only perverse soul it's a matter of the law sold the government should do something that Congress and the administration does something to make it into law in a victory for pro democracy backers the recent election of district representatives in Hong Kong had an unprecedented turn out shifting power away from pro Beijing representatives the representatives make policy on local issues such as collecting garbage and transportation but Hong Kong pro democracy advocates say it is a step toward making greater gains for its people chief executive lamb says she respects the election results Saudia Malick pacifica radio AP at the San
"shand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The money he cares about from New England public radio Karen brown reports mark Shand is used to bad news in court so that made last month's verdict to that much more surprising he remembers it word for word from the moment the judge read the decision he has to the clerk and they said on the charges of conspiracy how do you read this so when we read in favor for mark fan they said on the charges of malicious prosperous is meant to be one more step in writing a massive wrong at twenty one Shand was convicted of a nineteen eighty six night club shooting in Springfield Massachusetts that killed a bystander he spent almost three decades in prison in twenty thirteen a judge considered new evidence that testimony in this trial was false and let him go she and later sued for Springfield police officers now retired for violating his civil rights and then the judge acts and what was the award and on they said twenty seven million one hundred and twenty seven thousand you know now was it everybody started crying and all that kind of stuff first hand the verdict is less about money and all about vindication he got no help from the government after he was released he had to fight to the state of Massachusetts for years for a few hundred thousand dollars in compensation which helped him open a smoothie cafe but even then no one apologized after all this time this is the first time there was some acknowledgment that someone done something you know Emma wrongful conviction someone was responsible for you know that was almost better than the monetary damages you know to me but the award is significant fewer than half of all exonerates in the last thirty years have even filed a civil lawsuit according to the public justice advocacy clinic at George Washington University. only half of those plaintiffs have one and while some got awards in the millions the average is around three hundred thousand dollars Rebecca brown is with the innocence project several advantages certainly don't come easy for any exonerated person and then we should be in a large range in the civil damages mark Shand says he's not counting on any of the money a lawyer for the city says it's considering an appeal and state law limits the city's liability to one million dollars per officer chance attorneys say the legal process is likely to last another couple years and Shand is dreading anymore time in a court room even winning he says brings back painful memories just hit him note accusing me of stuff again that that was really hard now I just want some dust the grunge thing I want to get it behind me that means focusing on his movie business and one day walking down the street without anyone asking about his case for NPR news I'm Karen.
Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from NBC's new drama the enemy within Erica shepherd betrayed her country. Now, she's the FBI's only hope in stopping America's greatest enemy. But can she be trusted Mondays beginning February twenty fifth on NBC? A man went out of prison and into business. Mark Shand spent almost three decades in Massachusetts prison for a crime. He did not commit New England public radio's Karen Brown reports on his effort to make up for lost time. Heavily tattooed and muscular, Mark, Shan, pours, a freshly blended pineapple and coconut smoothie into a plastic Cup. He lets it overflow into the dome lid and passes it to his five year old granddaughter recap. Wait a minute use two hands. She passes it to a customer at shands smoothie cafe Sweetwater. So you go. Welcome. This year old Connecticut business is meant to reboot a career. Shan says was stolen from him at the age of nineteen in the months before he was arrested for murder he'd been preparing to open his first clothing store sign. The lease got LLC had not been locked up. Where would I be known, Shan? Now, fifty four always insisted. He was nowhere near the nineteen Eighty-six nightclub shooting in Springfield, Massachusetts that killed a young woman in two thousand thirteen new evidence convinced a judge to let them go. But as an exonerate Shand was not eligible for job training housing or other reentry services offered to people on parole. So we had to take manual labor jobs with long hours dictated by boss. It wasn't exactly the same as prison, but it wasn't different enough plan on the person. Again, if I could help it but to start his own business he needed money, and he says, no Bank would. Him alone. So he turned to a Massachusetts statute that compensates the wrongfully convicted at that time, the maximum was half a million dollars. He thought the state would right? It's wrong without a fuss. But he ended up spending three years in a legal fight for that money. Some might look at say, well, if the court it to release this person, then why don't you just write the check? That's massachusetts. Attorney general Maura Healey whose office represents the state against exonerates, but the statute only permits recovery if that person has established has proved actual innocence as is common in many states exonerates have to go back to court to prove they didn't get out on a technicality, which takes time and resources we found that the lot wasn't working the way we expected it to Massachusetts state Senator Patricia Jalen co wrote the compensation law in two thousand four and last year, partly because of Mark Shan helped rewrite it the cap on. Restitution was doubled to. Million dollars, plus attorneys fees and claims are now fast-tracked Massachusetts is one of nine states that have recently expanded or created new compensation laws, according to Rebecca Brown of the innocence project, but seventeen states still offer nothing pushing for monetary compensation for very small constituency is politically very difficult across the country. Restitution ranges from eighty thousand dollars per year in prison to no money at all what Brown would like to see in every state is immediate cash and services and a less onerous process to get full compensation when people come out of prison, they have nothing. So they're really in this no man's land in limbo waiting for. You know, just the most basic subsistence when Mark Shans case finally settled a couple years ago, he ended up with three hundred thousand dollars that's about eleven thousand per year in prison and while that paid for startup costs on his smoothie business. He doesn't look at compensation. As a start over grant. It's a moral debt. They should become something because they've wronged him. And it can't give you years back. So the fact that they yanked me and incarcerate me for thirty years the money. They gave me means nothing. Shand also filed a separate civil lawsuit. But that could take years for now he relies on his business acumen to make a living his best selling smoothie is called. Belinda and John Thomson after the lawyers who helped get him out of prison. Russia's whine up green apple ginger last year. He opened a second location. Eventually he'd like to hire ex inmates coming out of prison. Both the innocent and the guilty for NPR news. I'm Karen Brown in Springfield, Massachusetts. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
"shand" Discussed on KCRW
"Who working class people that live here and work here and not worry about the social issues that seem to be what we keep talking about in the national media does that not speak to the big challenge for the party. I mean, social issues that the candidates talk about on the national stage important, obviously, but figuring out how to appeal to working class people in counties like that that the Democratic Party lost who is doing that right now who has a plan. So that's a really good question. I think economic equality is clearly important. That deals with the issue that gentleman just talked about for. So for example. I think the best person that I can can talk about right now who has put out something pretty bold is Elizabeth Warren. She talked about a wealth tax. And basically what it is is that the riches of the rich pay their fair share. And what that means is if you have more than fifty million dollars an asset you should be able to to pay a little bit more in taxes. And I think that's clearly important as you do in a place like outside Pittsburgh right now against Donald Trump. Actually, do we have to remember she's from Oklahoma. She's been talking about these issues for a long time that's been her career. And I think we're gonna see a lot of those types of bold ideas from many other candidates that just her okay Korea's NPR's Democratic Party strategists. We'll be talking a lot more as this campaign goes forward. Thanks so much for coming in ankh. You david. Appreciate it. A man went out of prison and into business. Mark Shand spent almost three decades in Massachusetts presents for a crime. He did not commit New England public radio's Karen Brown reports on his effort to make up for lost time. Heavily tattooed and muscular, Mark, Shan fours. A freshly blended pineapple and coconut smoothie into a plastic Cup. He lets it overflow into the dome lid and passes it to his five year old granddaughter recap. Wait a minute used to hands. She passes it to a customer at shands.
"shand" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is reinvent. What we stand for? We have to start appealing who working class. People that live here and work here and not worry about the social issues that seem to be what we keep talking about in the national media does that not speak to the big challenge for the party. I mean, socialists who issues issues that the candidates talk about on the national stage important, obviously, but figuring out how to appeal to working class people in counties like that that the Democratic Party lost who is doing that right now who has a plan. So that's a really good question. I think economic equality is clearly important that deals with the issue that gentlemen, just talked about for. So for example. I think the best person that I can can talk about right now who has put out something pretty bold is Elizabeth Warren. She talked about a wealth tax. And basically what it is is that the richest of the rich pay their fair share. And what that means is if you have more than fifty million dollars in assets, you should be able to to pay a little bit more in taxes. And I think that's clearly important in a place like outside Pittsburgh. We have to remember she's from Oklahoma. She's a longtime a Republican she's been talking about these issues for a long time that's been her career. And I think we're gonna see a lot of those types of bold ideas for many other candidates that just her okay Korea's NPR's Democratic Party strategists. We'll be talking a lot more as this campaign. Dave, thanks so much for coming in. A man went out of prison and into business. Mark Shand spent almost three decades in Massachusetts prison for a crime. He did not commit New England public radio's Karen Brown reports on his effort to make up for lost time. Heavily tattooed and muscular,.