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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:32 min | 7 months ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on WTOP

"Photos of WTO P dot com search telescope. The Montgomery county council is considering a change to the county charter that would clear up the approval process for completing ballot questions Bethesda beat reports the first recommendation would clarify that when there are two competing ballot questions seeking to change the charter, assuming they both get more than 50% approval, the one that gets the most votes would be implemented. Current law says when two or more competing ballot questions get more than 50% of the vote, they automatically fail. The council is also considering a county charter amendment that would give the council more power to fire the county attorney if the council approves the amendments that will appear on the November general election ballot. Plastic pollution from releasing balloons can harm wildlife in the environment. And with weekend festivals all summer long, we are reminded that balloon releases are illegal in both Virginia and Maryland, unless you're using biodegradable balloons. Reminding people ahead of a big festival this weekend at Smith mountain Lake, Virginia's department of wildlife resources is releasing balloons is prohibited. It's ready to enforce the law finds cost 25 bucks per balloon. Maryland also bans balloon releases, but suggests alternatives such as bubbles, kites, or tossing eco friendly confetti, such as birdseed, flower petals or dried leaves. In Delaware releasing four or fewer balloons is considered littering with a fine of at least $25, 5 or more balloons can cost 250 bucks. Christy king WTO P news. A lot of kids love summer camp and some local campers are getting a chance to do something they've never done before. A

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"It. I mean, I really love it. When did you get into what you call extreme athletics? Because, you know, anybody can run ten miles, most people can do a marathon, but this is a dramatic uptick when we're talking on the levels of athleticism and endurance. I mean, for you to run a marathon a day, 26.2 miles a day, I mean, what does it take to get your body to a point where you can do that? Most people are in a marathon and then they got to take three weeks off. How long have you been involved in this stuff? So it's a culmination of a lifetime of work, right? So this isn't something that you can just kind of go out and train for. So my entire life, I've been a professional athlete. And I got into it because I wanted to empower people that had been in situation that was similar to mine as a foster kid to do whatever they wanted to with their life because we live in a country that actually allows you to do that. And I wanted to share my story with them and empower them to be more and to empower them to follow their dreams, just like I am right now. I mean, I find myself in 1998. I started this stuff, and I've set several world records running. I've set the world record on stand up paddle board when I paddle boarded from Oregon and Mexico, then I broke that paddleboard record when I travel from Key West in the excuse me, hold on a second. World records, this is very impressive. If I had a world record, I would say it very slowly, so people could take this in. You paddle boarded from where to where? I paddle boarded from Oregon to Mexico in 2007. What am I missing? Hold on a second. How do you paddleboard? From Oregon to Mexico. This is very tough for me to take this in. So I have a motorhome that I use as base camp. And I shuttled with wave runners every day to a launch point, and then we GPS, wherever we left off, and we keep paddling, and then we'd leapfrog that motor home and keep doing it over and over again until we got to the Mexican border. And then in 2010, I broke that world record when I paddled from Key West Florida to New York City. I really can't believe this. This is mind-blowing stuff. Paddle, look, it's one thing to run. I'm a runner. Upper body stuff, I can't believe how far can you travel on a paddleboard in a day. I just can't believe this stuff. Well, when I went from Key West to New York, I averaged 18 miles a day, but when I set the flat water world record on a Lake, Smith mountain Lake in Virginia, I paddled 30 miles a day, and I paddled that 540 miles of shoreline, I believe it was 16 days. So when you were, I just want to get this not that I'm going to do this. I don't really need the details. This is just for the storytelling here. But when you're paddle boarding from Florida to New York, you're doing this on ocean water. Absolutely. I'm doing it in the ocean water, and I can tell you when I went from Oregon to Mexico, I saw great white sharks, most every single day until I got to point conception, which is three quarters of the way down the state. And when I went into the ocean at the Oregon California border, I thought it was the alpha person in the water until I saw my first 17 foot great white shark about 6 feet away from me and then I realized I'm basically fish food. I think once word gets out in the great white shark population, they will be afraid of you. They just, they're not yet familiar with what you've accomplished. But this is so exciting. Now, so right now you're in the middle of this journey going from Alabama to Utah. You are running. So this is on foot across most of the country, 26 miles a day. We're going to.

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:30 min | 8 months ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Goes. Now if people want to find out more about united, we pledge is there a website for united we pledge? Yes, it's united we pledge dot org dot org. Okay, so you are doing what you're doing to help them reach their goal. And by the way, the site of the place you describing is montevallo, Alabama, it is. Yes. So is that where is that where you started this journey? That is. And I'm winding up in hurricane saint George, Utah, where they're breaking ground to build an exact replica of this place on the West Coast. So they're starting development of that on July 2nd when I when I come into town there, we're going to break ground there and they're going to build an exact replica of that on the West Coast so that people on the West Coast have the opportunity to have that same experience. Look, this is exciting stuff. I want to talk to you about running and I want to talk to you about America. And I figure I'm safe on both topics with you. But before we get to that, people want to know how did Tom Jones get to be Tom Jones doing this kind of a thing right now. What is your story that led you to where you are today? Where did you grow up? When did these things become central in your life? Well, that's a great question to just kind of make it real quick. So my childhood was a dumpster fire. I was removed from my home when I was 12 years old for child abuse. I was put into a foster care institution that was run by pedophiles. I was only afforded a 6th grade education until I ran away from that institution and joined the United States Marine Corps. They were a great parents. They taught me right from wrong. They taught me about integrity as free decor. All my clothes matched. It was a good thing. And I ended up being a world champion price fighter. And I had the opportunity to train with Chuck Norris and other people like that. They were really great influences on my life, and then in 1998, I went to a foster care facility in my area that wanted a playground. And they couldn't afford it. So I came up with a wild idea of running from Oregon to Mexico on foot, raising money and helping them have a playground. And when we dedicated that playground, all of a sudden, my life had meaning. I knew what I was here for. And since 1998, I've been lending my athletic abilities to worthwhile causes like this one. I love it. I mean, I really love it. When did you get into what you call extreme athletics? Because, you know, anybody can run ten miles, most people can do a marathon. But this is a dramatic uptick when we're talking on the levels of athleticism and endurance. I mean, for you to run a marathon a day, 26.2 miles a day, I mean, what does it take to get your body to a point where you can do that? Most people are in a marathon, and then they got to take three weeks off. How long have you been involved in this stuff? So it's a culmination of a lifetime of work, right? So this isn't something that you can just kind of go out and train for. So my entire life, I've been a professional athlete. And I got into it because I wanted to empower people that had been in situation that was similar to mine. There's a foster kid to do whatever they wanted to with their life because we live in a country that actually allows you to do that. And I wanted to share my story with them and empower them to be more and to empower them to follow their dreams just like I am right now. I mean, I find myself in 1998. I started this stuff, and I've set several world records running. I've set the world record on stand up paddle board when I paddle boarded from Oregon and Mexico, then I broke that paddle board record when I traveled from Key West to New York. World records, this is very impressive. If I had a world record, I would say it very slowly, so people could take this in. You paddle boarded from where to where? I paddle boarded from Oregon to Mexico in 2007. What am I missing? Hold on a second. How do you paddleboard? From Oregon to Mexico. This is very tough for me to take this in. So I have a motor home that I use as base camp. And I settled with wave runners every day to launch point and then we GPS, wherever we left off and we'd keep paddling, and then we'd leapfrog that motor home and keep doing it over and over again until we got to the Mexican border. And then in 2010, I broke that world record when I paddled from Key West Florida to New York City. I really can't believe this. This is mind-blowing stuff. Paddle, look, it's one thing to run. I'm a runner. Upper body stuff, I can't believe how far can you travel on a paddleboard in a day. I just can't believe this stuff. Well, when I went from Key West to New York, I averaged 18 miles a day, but when I set the flat water world record on a Lake, Smith mountain Lake in Virginia, I paddled 30 miles a day, and I paddled that 540 miles of shoreline, I believe it was 16 days. So when you were, I just want to get this not that I'm going to do this. I don't really need the details. This is just for the storytelling here. But when you're paddle boarding from Florida to New York, you're doing this on ocean water. Absolutely. I'm doing it in the ocean water, and I can tell you when I went from Oregon to Mexico, I saw a great white shark's most every single day until I got to point conception, which is three quarters of the way down the state. And when I went into the ocean at the Oregon California border, I thought I was the alpha person in the water until I saw my first 17 foot great white shark about 6 feet away from me and then I realized I'm basically fish food. I think once word gets out in the great white shark population, they will be afraid of you. They just, they're not yet familiar with what you've accomplished. But this is so exciting. Now, so right now you're in the middle of this journey going from Alabama to Utah. You are running. So this is on foot across most of the country, 26 miles a day. We're going to be right back, folks. We're talking to Tom Jones. The website for united we pledge is united we pledge dot org and Tom's website is quit proof dot com QU IT PRO F dot com will be right back with Tom Jones. She's a radio. She's a lady talking about that little lady and the lady is mine tell me Eric, why is relief factor so successful at lowering or eliminating pain? I'm often asked that question, the owners of relief factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right, designed to heal. And I agree with them. So the doctors who formulated relief factor for them selected the four best ingredients, yes, 100% drug free ingredients, each helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of before ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway, and that right there approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:41 min | 9 months ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Goes. Now if people want to find out more about united, we pledge is there a website for united we pledge? Yes, it's united we pledge dot org dot org. Okay, so you are doing what you're doing to help them reach their goal. And by the way, the site of the place you describing is montevallo, Alabama, it is. Yes. So is that where is that where you started this journey? That is. And I'm winding up in hurricane saint George, Utah, where they're breaking ground to build an exact replica of this place on the West Coast. So they're starting development of that on July 2nd when I when I come into town there, we're going to break ground there and they're going to build an exact replica of that on the West Coast so that people on the West Coast have the opportunity to have that same experience. Look, this is exciting stuff. I want to talk to you about running and I want to talk to you about America. And I figure I'm safe on both topics with you. But before we get to that, people want to know how did Tom Jones get to be Tom Jones doing this kind of a thing right now. What is your story that led you to where you are today? Where did you grow up? When did these things become central in your life? Well, that's a great question and just kind of make it real quick. So my childhood was a dumpster fire. I was removed from my home when I was 12 years old for child abuse. I was put into a foster care institution that was run by pedophiles. I was only afforded a 6th grade education until I ran away from that institution and joined the United States Marine Corps. They were a great parents. They taught me right from wrong. They taught me about integrity, Esprit de corps, all my clothes matched. It was a good thing. And I ended up being a world champion price fighter. And I had the opportunity to train with Chuck Norris and other people like that. They were really great influences on my life, and then in 1998, I went to a foster care facility in my area that wanted a playground. And they couldn't afford it. So I came up with a wild idea of running from Oregon to Mexico on foot, raising money and helping them have a playground. And when we dedicated that playground, all of a sudden, my life had meaning. I knew what I was here for. And since 1998, I've been lending my athletic abilities to worthwhile causes like this one. I love it. I mean, I really love it. When did you get into what you call extreme athletics? Because, you know, anybody can run ten miles. Most people can do a marathon. But this is a dramatic uptick when we're talking on the levels of athleticism and endurance. I mean, for you to run a marathon a day, 26.2 miles a day, I mean, what does it take to get your body to a point where you can do that? Most people are in a marathon, and then they got to take three weeks off. How long have you been involved in this stuff? So it's a culmination of a lifetime of work, right? So this isn't something that you can just kind of go out and train for. So my entire life, I've been a professional athlete. And I got into it because I wanted to empower people that had been in situation that was similar to mine as a foster kid to do whatever they wanted to with their life because we live in a country that actually allows you to do that. And I wanted to share my story with them and empower them to be more and to empower them to follow their dreams just like I am right now. I mean, I find myself in 1998. I started this stuff, and I've set several world records running. I've set the world record on stand up paddle board when I paddle boarded from Oregon and Mexico, then I broke that paddle board record when I travel from Key West to New York. World records, this is very impressive. If I had a world record, I would say it very slowly, so people could take this in. You paddle boarded from where to where? I paddle boarded from Oregon to Mexico in 2007. What am I missing? Hold on a second. How do you paddleboard? From Oregon to Mexico. This is very tough for me to take this in. So I have a motor home that I use as base camp. And I shuttled with wave runners every day to launch point, and then we GPS, wherever we left off, and we keep paddling, and then we'd leapfrog that motor home and keep doing it over and over again until we got to the Mexican border. And then in 2010, I broke that world record when I paddled from Key West Florida to New York City. I really can't believe this. This is mind-blowing stuff. Paddle, look, it's one thing to run. I'm a runner. Upper body stuff, I can't believe how far can you travel on a paddleboard in a day. I just can't believe this stuff. Well, when I went from Key West to New York, I averaged 18 miles a day, but when I set the flat water world record on a Lake, Smith mountain Lake in Virginia, I paddled 30 miles a day, and I paddled that 540 miles of shoreline, I believe it was 16 days. So when you were, I just want to get this not that I'm going to do this. I don't really need the details. This is just for the storytelling here. But when you're paddle boarding from Florida to New York, you're doing this on ocean water. Absolutely. I'm doing it in the ocean water, and I can tell you when I went from Oregon to Mexico, I saw a great white shark's most every single day until I got to point conception, which is three quarters of the way down the state. And when I went into the ocean at the Oregon California border, I thought it was the alpha person in the water until I saw my first 17 foot great white shark about 6 feet away from me and then I realized I'm basically fish food. I think once word gets out in the great white shark population, they will be afraid of you. They just, they're not yet familiar with what you've accomplished. But this is so exciting. Now, so right now you're in the middle of this journey going from Alabama to Utah. You are running. So this is on foot across most of the country, 26 miles a day. We're going to be right back, folks. We're talking to Tom Jones. The website for united we pledge is united we pledge dot org and Tom's website is quit proof dot com QU IT PRO F dot com will be right back with Tom Jones. She's a rain no one she's a lady talking about that little lady and the lady is mine tell me Eric, why is relief factor so successful at lowering or eliminating pain? I'm often asked that question, the owners of relief factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right, designed to heal, and I agree with them. So the doctors who formulated relief factor for them selected the four best ingredients, yes, 100% drug free ingredients, each helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of before ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway, and that right there approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief. So if you've got back pain, shoulder neck hip knee or foot pain from exercise or just getting older, you should order the three week quick start discounted to only 1995 to see if it will work for.

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:32 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The pride passion that pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul finebaum show, our Ford podcast. And we welcome you back. Final hour of the program is live and it has been one for the ages to say the least. Let's keep going here with more phone calls. We have a couple more guests to go as we begin to wrap the week off. We were looking for our buddy Larry a minute ago and we never could find him. Larry, are you there? Yeah I'm here. Man, I have to go get a copy of this now. Must be hard to hear. That's not what I can tell at what a fool. I watched you say I'm all in on that. She's probably locked a little lower goodbye, you know? Yeah, I thought she was fine. I don't mean to be a prude at my age. I thought she was a little bit forward for my tastes. Yeah, you know, why did you get Joe in there? That's what other ones want to have to do with it. Nothing. But get me out of that together Monday, man. Okay? I don't know, Larry. I think I'm done with it. I think the dating the dating game is going to try. When you got to the job all right, he got as much skin under his candy. I'm like another fighter person. I mean, hell, man, you shot me here moon, man. Why'd you even get him on that word? Begin with blue. I was waiting for three hours for you to call in. You never did. I know I was taking a power now, man you ever do that. Not usually during the day. Yeah, okay. So far now, but you could have helped me. I was good, buddy. My as you could have kicked my heart in one great one. While you were napping, Rome was burning. Yeah. And I lose. I feel like I think your nap may have saved you some heartache, frankly. You rap about after I listened to ugly Joe when we went to pretty well. You're a good man. I'm pretty sure. You know, Larry, you did well by napping today. Will you take care of yourself? Thanks so much. Let's continue. You got it, Mike is up next in Virginia. Hey Mike. Hey, how do I tell you what? That does a good history lesson on less than two. Thank you. I want to thank you so problems of penicillin shot. At least minimum. Well, Charles from right down. He's got to be a direct descendant of Ernest T bass. I think you're right. But you know, you know, you know, I've talked to you several times. I'm a diehard hokey, Virginia tech fan, but I'm also a pretty smart football guy when it comes to football. And I'm small enough to know that our championships will run through the SEC. Correct. And football. And I got news for these Clemson fans and think they're all that. Is if they were in the SEC playing their schedule, they would last the whole season. Do you agree with that? Yeah, I think there is only one year and I believe it was three years ago that I think Clemson could have done that. But most years you're right. I mean, this year is not a good example, because they couldn't last. The whole season in the ACC. Well, you know, the first year they beat Alabama. They don't lose Disney naked 'cause if you remember, then the Death Valley for junior tech was 8 yard line and got two straight bogus calls. The second year they beat Alabama. I think they could have that's the one year I think they could have survived. Yes, probably, but I think then we had, I think we're probably straight about three. And I love him. Don't get me wrong. I think he probably stayed three or four years too long, but now I think we've got us another young young Weber in the name of our pride. Really? The fans appear love and every year when he snows on the drill field cadets in the stones getting a snowball fight where he was rising middle of it. Well, you know, I agree. That's a hard thing. And I feel the same way you do about Frank. I saw him this year when I was in Columbia and really enjoy it. But yeah, it's hard to know that is the toughest thing I think in any industry is to know when to go. Nobody wants to lead to oral. And then once you don't leave too early, you're probably going to leave too late. Yeah. Because Frank mirror in all of our tech ads, he could welcome water. I've actually seen a book on water Smith mountain Lake. In a world. Great, great to hear from you. Thank you very much. JD is an Arkansas. You're on the air guard head JD. Hey, Paul, this is JD. And stuck guard again. Your son was really entertaining today. You know. Thank you. You're matching up people. Unbelievable, but Paul win thought to you what you think about the Arkansas, Tennessee basketball game comes Saturday. Is that game in Knoxville or Fayetteville? The Knoxville. Yeah. I'm not an Arkansas fan. I'm from North Carolina. But I live out here now, but I'm pulling for Tennessee. Yeah, I think, listen, I don't think there's outside of Kentucky and auburn. Nobody's playing better than Arkansas. I mean, they have just been unreal lately. But I think Tennessee is a tough team to beat at home. And I'd probably give Tennessee.

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Slowdown

The Slowdown

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on The Slowdown

"This last week, I went to Smith mountain Lake in Virginia to spend time with my husband's family. His mother was turning 77, and all her kids and grandkids gathered by a Lake for bonfires and group dinners, hot tub talk and boat rides. One morning my husband and I took the canoe for a long ride down the Lake. We saw Kingfisher, right off the bat, then he spotted a pilliod woodpecker in a leafless poplar trees. I loved the size of the bird, the long body, the fire red head, the loud laughter, it makes. Every time I leave the house, I try to spot new birds. Birds I wouldn't see at the backyard feeder. And when I do, I am reminded of how much better our world is with multiple species. How delighted the human mind can become, when we can see different types of animals and birds. How a great blue Heron can look so prehistoric and otherworldly when you don't see them very often. At one point, during the weekend, the lakes surface erupted in bubbles and splashes, and it looked like something out of a movie about the Loch Ness monster. Fish were just splashing frantically on the surface of the Lake. It looked like the whole Lake was alive. It was such a thrill. The wildness of it. The way the Lake seemed to move, made us realize how many big mouth bass striped bass or whatever were under the water that whole time. There was something primal about it, the recognition of so much life unseen. Later in the hot tub, we were talking about the future, the climate crisis, the pandemic. The places we find hope. And it felt like hope was right here. In the witnessing of the fish breaking the surface of the water, and how each one of us took turns, pointing out the herons on different days. Even the stray dog that wandered to the backyard became part of our story, and how our niece carefully walked at home, to make sure it was safe. And how we imagined bears, coming down from the mountain, each time we heard the frenzy of squirrels on the walnut trees. Even the imagined animals were part of what we found hope in. In today's poem, by my predecessor here, at the slowdown, the brilliant poet Tracy K Smith. We see how our imagined destruction can also be turned in to our imagined Salvation, and how that Salvation begins and ends with the animals. An old story by Tracy K Smith. We were made to understand it would be terrible. Every small want, every niggling urge, every hate swollen to a kind of epic wind. Livid the land and ravaged, like a rageful dream. The worst in us having taken over and broken the rest utterly down. Along age past. When at last we knew how little would survive us, how little we had mended or built, that was not now lost. Something large and old, awoke. And then our singing brought on a different manner of weather. Then animals, long believed gone, crept down from trees. We took new stalk of one another. We whipped to be reminded of such color..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

"I still do that on the side as away. I serve but actually got into copywriting for a number years. And then when that was two thousand eight to ten Excuse me eleven. And then in late two thousand ten we invested in oil and gas and then in two thousand eleven we built the apartments and we were thrust sorta mindlessly into commercial real estate in two thousand eleven. And that's why i've been in for the last decade. So how much money did you make up till the twenty eleven point because you said your two million in debt and it didn't seem like had much money and then you said you got outta debt. So how much money extra did you have as well none. We were two and a half million dollars in debt in two thousand late. Two thousand seven early two thousand eight. We were debt free and we paid off our house by spring of two thousand nine and we really had no money at all at that point except our home equity and then you took that money in the home equity took a home equity line out and put it in you said petroleum. Well what. I didn't mention on the side here i yes. I invested some in patrol in in an oil well in north dakota and that was speculating. We put a total of about a million dollars down a hole in the ground and exactly zero came out and so that was another example of speculating. When i said i was in investing and so that was one of the main many painful stories that i had when i launch how to lose money right but how did we make money before he lost it. Well i didn't mention this because it wasn't a critical part of the story but in two thousand four. I tried to be a builder. Which i did mention that i i was laughable as a builder but in august actually of two thousand four. I got a phone call and this guy said. Hey i'm dave stevens. I run freddie mac. No seriously. I'm the senior vice president of freddie mac. Don't hang up. I said okay. Why would i hang up. He said because. I've called seven other realtors at smith mountain lake and nobody would return my call. I'm trying to buy a condo at smith mountain lake. I want a big condo for my growing family. I can't get a realtor even returned my call and i said well okay but i'm a builder he said. Yeah the front page of your website. Says you're also a realtor and i like your website. I thought i'd give you a call to see if you'd help me. And i said well. We'll sure sure i'll help you remember. I was a serial entrepreneur. I'd say yes to everything at the time. And so i agreed to help this guy and in about i don't know fifteen hours work tops. I made a nice sixteen thousand dollar commission..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast

Mentors for Military Podcast

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast

"War history a little bit of revolutionary history a little bit and then Like you said some colonial you ever heard of a place called orcs creek now. Have you heard of smith mountain lake. No okay. That's the lake. That i grew up on i was lucky But it's like the largest lake completely contained within virginia like five hundred dollars a shoreline. Probably not too like a damn something. It started in When the tv was around. I guess in thirties. It didn't actually get completed until the sixties where they dammed up three rivers to generate power So appalachian electric power controls the lake essentially but people live on it. So you're living the good life. And i've been the enjoying nature and you go. I want to join the army now. Actually i had gone to college I graduated high school and then went to college on the opposite side of the state was going to say which college yeah. Christopher newport university which is a small d. three school never heard of that. That's fine have a football team yet. they do. I think i went to one game. I don't hang my hat. On my time. At christopher newport university. I made friends whatever but christopher newport. Yeah okay so. Christopher newport was captain hook. Christopher newport was the captain of one of the ship's that john smith brought over Between the godspeed port was captain hook. Yes yes that is where the legend comes from. Did you know this okay. So so so everyone knows you. John smith was the discovery. The season constant the godspeed that brought everyone to jamestown and which is very close to my school and christopher newport was on the ship captains once he got there he got paid out i think he kind of floundered and looked around for shit to do because jamestown wasn't a great place to be for a long time and so he became a barbary pirate in the caribbean and later i guess got his hand bitten off in. That's where the legend of captain hook came from. Well back in the day barbados and all that. That's where the english was really trying to put a stronghold put you know. There's their stuff they were. I think they were getting a lot of material as well from the caribbean Yeah haiti and a lot of those islands and stuff where a lot of the actual money was coming from because they were growing sugar and things like that right right. They were taking indentured servants. Even from england and stuff so if you got in trouble with the law and it could be something very simple by the way somebody can even call you out and say. Hey listen postal something deng. You're gone you're on a ship man. You're going to the caribbean and brutal existence. In those colonies like a forty percent mortality rate of. I didn't know that an engine servants and that wasn't always just because you're a criminal it could also be that you can't pay your way see go. Hey listen. i'll go do some labor for seven years and work my time off from being able to come over here for free and Yeah you're right is about thirty forty percent actual survival rate very crazy anyway. Getting back to the get to college freshmen I i went to the was your mascot. The mascot was christopher newport which was always polarizing because everyone everyone was sued. Or something yeah. Everyone's like cut his frequent hand off. Let's embrace this. No one cares about ship. Captain did he did. He really was there really. I mean like the name Gosh i i don't know i don't remember i think so. How's going google. It please do so. I got there as a freshman in this was two thousand eight which was kind of right as the world started to come down Through the financial crisis and things like that and someone told me about rotc and it was like college can get paid for. I was lucky my parents were helping me pay for college There was no expectation of me to take a loan or anything like that. But i knew i could alleviate a burden on them If i just get college paid for through rotc and then. I also realized. Once i understood the terms basically they pay for four years of college. And then you for your service and it's like well guaranteed job for four years like that's pretty good too because everyone that graduated from the year. I was a freshman too when i graduated. It was hard because that was two thousand nine to two thousand twelve. And we're no jobs out there Not a lot of them at least so cool guaranteed job. Schools paid for going to do something interesting not to mention tons of benefits that come with complete military service due to an extent where a protected class almost in the country. Because when you apply for a job at asks you if you're a veteran because they care about ads in there especially if you're disabled and yes so i it was like this is an easy decision in i by the time i was a senior. I already had orders. I didn't have to go to any of those like roundtable interviews that although other students in the business school doing i didn't. I didn't even care about my grades because i'd already been assessed so as long as i graduated. It didn't really matter at that point. They contract It what was it Junior year you contract in is typically so typically no later than junior year. Not as when you. It's no later than yeah so it changed so i signed my contract as a freshman but shortly thereafter when we had an election in two thousand eight and then we knew kind of sequestration and like some of the. I guess priorities funding within the government. We're gonna change with the new administration suddenly. Rotc didn't have as much money to give away. So had i not sign that contract as a freshman. I might not even got one until i was a junior. They might not have that money available for me so i might have just been doing. Rotc for not the whole time. Had i not locked down early. And i watched a lot of other people come to rotc. Like i'm going to do this in hope that the army offers me a contract like imagine that like hoping that the army will join hoping. I'm good enough to be an officer right even though you're physically fit and you're going to be a college grad and all that stuff which is usually one of the outliers is physical fitness or fiscal disqualifications. It's like everything about us fine. We just might not need your have. The money to pay for that way was an army. Rotc us now. Now i understand it correctly in a lot of people. Listen to this probably already know the answer the question but isn't it easy agnostic. You in other words you can go arm. It's an army rotc but you'd go navy good marine corps or always arm. It's so is it. Hit or miss like oh. I'm going to go to this college but it's a navy rotc. But i don't want to go in the navy then. You may not choose that college correct may or may not there are ways. I think to commission into a different branch. I don't know why you would spend the time doing army. Rotc if you just wanted to join the navy there's other ways to do that but Some of the other colleges that have like a corps of cadets virginia tech or tech saint 'em stuff works a little differently where i think. There's you're all part of this corps of cadets you all belong to like one of the four serves or three i guess. Rotc programs because you can do naval rotc and become a marine officer and coastguard. Yes yeah but i honestly i do. I really don't know i did. I did army. rotc and then Graduated may twenty twelve. And then later that month i was in arizona for the intel officer basic course. So it's a captain captain hook. What did you find. I found jamborees captain hook. What was the guy's name. Christopher newport.

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"And we'll talk about the latest wrinkle and President Biden's proposed tax hikes, But first if you're nearing retirement, I'm sure you're liking this bull market, But you're also probably asking how much longer can it last a piece and market Watch warns. The future returns are likely to be mediocre. If that's true, Brian, How do we make sure that those mediocre returns? Don't torpedo our retirement income? Yeah, that's true. I mean, you look back at the last 10 years and you go. Wow, this thing did 10 12% and I'm telling clients. Let's just try to cut that in. We haven't had a recession since then, and technically since they started recording recessions better reserve, I think 1913 when they started recording recessions. There's been one every seven years, so we're a little overdue. And so it's not that scary thought. I know it is. There's always the booms. And then there's the bus. Right? And so we've got a boom right now. Real estate is on fire as you know, right, And so is the stock market is, um, is on fire right now. I keep waiting for it to go down, isn't it stayed above 23,000 for Long time, right? Yeah. So you've got issues, though, with thinking that it's gonna be like this forever, right? I'm just gonna get 15% returns or 12% returns every year. They're coming in here with under half a million dollars thinking I got plenty of money. They don't have any pensions. They're still security is not big and it's hard for me to tell them, but I don't think you have enough, right? And so what do you do about that? Well, you need to work longer Take more risk in the market. What other thing can you do? There's tax planning things you can do. But you can't really. And if the folks live well below their means, then it can happen, right? What about of time? $500,000 sounded like a ton of money. Did it just it just it doesn't goes pages. It's not there selling boats. You know, you can go to Smith Mountain Lake. You'll see boats running around there for 150. Oh, yeah. $5000 basket boats 70 80 $10,100. Yeah. So those wake surf boats that are flying around. There are It's a house, right? My first houses 90,000, right. Nicer bedroom. Too bad. Yeah, you know, so it's been half a million dollars. Sounds like a lot but over. I mean, if you're going to live to be 85, you can stretch that amount of money. It's hard. The bath is really a struggle for folks because they go well. If I took 4% of 20,000, I got social security between my wife and myself. As you know, there's 30,000. So I got I got $50,000. I'm good. You got to pay taxes on that. And that's assuming that you can take 4%. What if the mark Declines for seven years. Your account values will go down. There's something called sequence of returns, and this article isn't really talking about that. But we talk about sequence in terms when you are, sir. Let's say you retired in two years. Everything was still cooking with gas like it is now and then also the market just tanks and you are taking out income. And there's a minus 10 on minus 20 another minus 15 3 years in around, you're taking income out. You retired. Remember your fishing every day You've done it now made the move. Yeah, Yeah, You're not going back. Yeah, So you're taking an income when it's dropping in value. It's called secrets returns. They're actually teaching and financial planning colleges all over the country now, because it's a real problem. It's like, okay, the math. You start looking at and you go. Wow, You never recover from it. And it's not a fear mongering thing. We can show you 18 different ways to show you. You can have a really good rate of return. Still get 8% rate of return, But you ran out of money. Mhm, who doesn't want 89% rate of return, right? But if the market went up the same year, same time, right? You retired. And you still got that 8% over the 20 years. You were so successful. Yeah, but it's just all timing. Do you know if it's going to be a bull market or bear market? You retire? Well, no, I mean, nobody knows right. And then that's the point. I think his articles like well, are we coming up on that and all these people are seeing their account balances go up. I'm finally there. I can finally retire. That's what happened in 2000 and eight A lot of people had to go back to work. I hate to feel pessimistic, but I keep pointing for the stock market. Just crash. I really do. I know that sounds terrible, but I keep waiting for it to go down. You don't wish it. Okay, thanks. The Fed says all these higher prices were paying are to be expected because the economy is returning to normal aliens. Economist Mohamed El Aryan tell CNBC he's concerned that The Fed is heading into uncharted territory. What worries me is the inflation side. What I'm seeing suggest is not simply transitory, and the last thing we need is the Fed to slam on the brakes further down the road. We have no historical experience where the Fed has been late, and we haven't ended up in a recession. That's what worries me. I don't think inflation is transitory. And I worry about the Fed being late in responding. So if inflation is not transitory, that means it's here to stay. That's that's a long time. Problem. Yeah, I mean, they got to stop printing money out of thin air and given it the people that aren't working. I mean, I'm sorry to be so bold, but we're just printed out and given it everywhere, and it's like the Fed has to stop. The United States government has to stop. Inflation is here right now. Not like. Oh, you know, I think we're gonna have an inflation No, go buy a house or trying to build a house. We're in the middle of we're probably next month or you're going to get bids on our new office building. And I'm talking to some contractors and like you better sit down. When you get these bids, it's not us. Our labor rates are about the same materials are through the roof. Yep. And so that's inflation and it's here. And so you've got the same wages. Did you get a big bonus in the last year or two? No. No but inflation guy, right? Yeah, exactly. So I think what he's saying is that the Fed doesn't have to. Now. What does that mean to you? You have to invest your money We see so many times. Folks that come in with we got lazy money just sitting around Not doing anything. 200 years. 305 100..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"And we'll talk about the latest wrinkle and President Biden's proposed tax hikes but first If you're nearing retirement, I'm sure you're liking this bull market. But you're also probably asking how much longer can it last A piece and market Watch warns the future returns are likely to be mediocre. If that's true, Brian, How do we make sure that those mediocre returns don't torpedo our retirement income? Yeah, that's true. I mean, you look back at the last 10 years and you go Wow, this thing did 10 12% and I'm telling clients. Let's just try to cut that in half. Let's not realistically expect that going for managing expectations. I don't see it. We were coming out of the 2000 and 2009 recession. We haven't had a recession since then. And technically since they started recording recessions better reserve, I think 1913 when they started recording recessions, there's been one every seven years. We're a little overdue. And so it's not the scary thought. I know it is. There's always the booms. And then there's the bus. Right. And so we've got a boom right now. Real estate is on fire as you know, right, And so was the stock market isn't is on fire right now. I keep waiting for it to go down, isn't it stayed above 23,000 for a long time, right? Yeah. So you've got Issues, though, with thinking that it's going to be like this forever, right? I'm just going to get 15% returns. A 12% returns every year. And so you've got to really And actually, there's some time periods. You look at the Dow over 20 some years. There's a lot of spots there were four or 5% 20 years. That's going to make it break some people's retirement. So a lot of people retiring early with not enough money. That's the biggest problem. I think I see. They're coming in here with under half a million dollars thinking. Oh, I got plenty of money. They don't have any pensions. Their social Security is not big and it's hard for me to tell him, but I don't think you gonna have enough right? And so what do you do about that? Well, you need to work longer Take more risk in the market. What other thing can you do? There's tax planning things you can do. But you can't really and if the folks live well below their means, then it can happen, right? What's part of time? $500,000 sounded like a ton of money did. It's just It's just it doesn't goes edges. It's not They're selling boats. You know, you can go to Smith Mountain Lake, You'll see boats running around there for 150. Oh, yeah. $5000 basket boats 70 80 $10,100. Yeah, So those wake surf boats that are flying around. There are At the house, right? My first houses 90,000, right. Nice three bedroom. Too bad, you know, So it's been half a million dollars something a lot, but over. I mean, if you're going to live to be 85, you're gonna stretch that amount of money. It's hard to do. The math is really a struggle for folks because they go well. If I took 4% of 20,000, I got social security between my wife and myself. As you know, there's a 30,000 so I got I got $50,000. I'm good. Declines for seven years. Your account values will go down. There's something called sequence of returns, and this article isn't really talking about that. But we talk about sequence in terms when you are, sir. Let's say you retired in two years. Everything was still cooking with gas like it is now and then also the market just tanks and you are taking out income. And there's a minus 10 on minus 20 another minus 15 3 years in around, you're taking income out. You retired. Remember your fishing Everything you've done it now made the move. Yeah, Yeah, you're not gonna about Yeah, So you're taking an income when it's dropping in value. It's called secrets returns. They're actually teaching and financial planning colleges all over the country now, because it's a real problem. It's like, okay, the math. You start looking at and you go. Wow. You never recover from it. And it's not a fear mongering thing. We can show you 18 different ways to show you. You can have a really good rate of return. Still get 8% rate of return, But you ran out of money. Mm hmm. Who doesn't want 89% rate of return, right? But if the market went up the same year, same time, right? You retired. And you still got that 8% over the 20 years. You were so successful. Yeah, but it's just all timing. Do you know if it's going to be a bull market or bear market? You retire? No, I mean, nobody knows right. And then then that's the point. I think his articles like well, are we coming up on that and all these people are seeing their account balances go up. I'm finally there. I can finally retire. That's what happened in 2000 and eight A lot of people had to go back to work. I hate to feel pessimistic, but I keep pointing for the stock market. Just crash. I really do. I know that sounds terrible, but I keep waiting for it to go down. You don't wish it okay? Yeah. Thanks. The Fed says all these higher prices were paying are to be expected because the economy is returning to normal. Ali, INS economist Mohamed El Aryan tells CNBC. He is concerned that the Fed is heading into uncharted territory. What worries me is the inflation side. What I'm seeing suggests it's not simply transitory, and the last thing we need is the Fed to slam on the brakes. Ended up in a recession. That's what worries me. I don't think inflation is transitory, and I worry about the Fed being late in responding. So if inflation is not transitory, that means it's here to stay. That's that's a long time. Problem. Yeah, I mean, they've got to stop. Print money out of thin air in giving it to people that aren't working. I mean, I'm sorry to be so bold, but we're just printed out and given it everywhere, and it's like the Fed has to staff the United States government has to stop. Inflation is here right now. It's not like Oh, you know, I think we're gonna have inflation. No. Go buy a house or try to build a house. We're in the middle of we're probably next month or you're gonna get bids on our new office building. And I'm talking to some contractors and like you better sit down when you get these bids. Not us. Our labor rates are about the same look, Quite the materials are through the roof up. And so that's inflation and it's here. And so you've got the same way as you. Did you get a big bonus in the last year or two. No No, but inflation going, right? Yeah, exactly. So I think what he's saying is that the Fed doesn't have to. Now. What does that mean to you? You have to invest your money We see so many times. Folks that come in with we got lazy money just sitting around Not doing anything. 200 years. 305 100. Have you seen over a million sitting in cash for years and cash money market right. It could be in an account like Add Fidelity Vanguard Charles Schwab or some bank brokerage. But it's not invested. You know why they don't have to do well, You told me it was like, What's that cash doing? What are you doing with that was like it's in my account, or like Okay. Can we do something with that? Yeah. What we need to do something with what you're doing is allowing the bank to borrow it out to someone else so they can make money off of you. That's what the bank does. They love you, And that's exactly what the banking model but you need to take that money and invested conservatively because that's kind of your actually you need to do that for me. Well, right, But I'm saying invested. It's still yours, right? Your decision, But the point is that that that cash can invest and be working for you. It's passive income. Yeah, I mean, that's a beautiful thing..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"And we'll talk about the latest wrinkle and President Biden's proposed tax hikes? But first if you're nearing retirement, I'm sure you're liking this bull market. But you're also probably asking how much longer can it last write a piece and market Watch warns that future returns are likely to be mediocre. If that's true, Brian, How do we make sure that those mediocre returns? Don't torpedo our retirement income? Yeah, that's true. I mean, you look back. The last 10 years and you go. Wow, this thing did 10 12% and I'm telling my clients. Let's just try to cut that in half. Let's not realistically expect that going for managing expectations. I don't see it. We were coming out of the 2000 and 2009 recession. We haven't had a recession since then. And technically since they started recording recessions that are reserved, I think 1913 when they started recording recessions, there's been one every seven years. So we're a little overdue. And so it's not the scary thought I know is there's always the booms. And then there's the bus. Right? And so we've got a boom right now. Real estate is on fire as you know, right, And so was the stock market isn't is on fire right now. I keep waiting for it to go now. Isn't it stayed above 23,000 for a long time, right? Yeah. So you've got Issues, though, with thinking that it's going to be like this forever, right? I'm just going to get 15% returns or 12% returns every year. And so you've got to really And actually, there's some time periods. You look at the dowel over 20 some years. There's a lot of spots there were four or 5% 20 years. That's going to make it break some people's retirement. So a lot of people retiring early with not enough money. That's the biggest problem. I think I see. They're coming in here with under half a million dollars thinking I got plenty of money. They don't have any pensions. Their Social Security is not big and it's hard for me to tell them, But I don't think you're gonna have enough, right. And so what do you do about that? Well, you need to work longer Take more risk in the market. What other thing can you do? There's tax planning things you can do. But you can't really. And if the folks live well below their means, then it can't happen, right? What about the time? $500,000 sounded like a ton of money. Did it just It doesn't goes edges. It's not. They're selling boats. You know, you can go to Smith Mountain Lake. You'll see boats running around there for 150. Oh, yeah. $5000 basket boats. 70 80 $10,100. Yeah. So those wake surf boats that are flying around there are that's a house, right? My first house was 90,000, right. Nice three bedroom. Too bad. Yeah. Yeah, So it's been half a million dollars something a lot, but over. I mean, if you're going to live to be 85, you can stretch that amount of money. It's hard to the bath is really a struggle for folks because they go well. If I took 4% of 20,000, I got so security between my wife and myself. As you know, there's another 30,000. So I got I got $50,000. I'm good. You got to pay taxes on that. And that's assuming that you can take 4%. What if the market declines for seven years? Your account values will go down. There's something called sequence of returns, and this article isn't really talking about that. But we talk about sequence from terms when you are, sir. Let's say you retired in two years, and everything was still cooking with gas like it is now and then also the market just tanks and you are taking out income. And there's a minus 10 on minus 20 another minus 15 3 years in around. You're taking income out. You retired. Remember your fishing everything. You've done it now, right? You made the move. Yeah, Yeah, You're not going back. Yeah, So you're taking an income when it's dropping in value. It's called secrets returns. They're actually teaching and financial planning colleges all over the country now, because it's a real problem. It's like, okay, the math. You start looking at and you go. Wow. You never recover from it. And it's not a fear mongering thing. We can show you 18 different ways to show you. You can have a really good rate of return. Still get 8% rate of return, But you ran out of money. Mm hmm. Who doesn't want 89% rate of return, right? But if the market went up the same year, same time, right? You retired. And you still got that 8% over the 20 years. You were so successful. Yeah, but it's just all timing. Do you know if it's going to be a bull market or bear market? You retire? Well, no, I mean, nobody knows right. And that's the point. I think it is articles like Well, are we coming up on that and all these people are seeing their account balances go up. I'm finally there. I can finally retire. That's what happened in 2000 and eight A lot of people had to go back to work. I hate to feel pessimistic, but I keep pointing for the stock market. Just crash. I really do. I know that sounds terrible, but I keep waiting for it to go down. They don't wish it okay. Yeah, thanks. The Fed says All these higher prices were paying are to be expected because the economy has returned to normal. Ali. INS economist Mohamed El Aryan tells CNBC he is concerned. We have no historical experience where the Fed has been late, and we haven't ended up in a recession. That's what worries me. I don't think inflation is transitory, and I worry about the Fed being late in responding. So if inflation is not transitory, that means it's here to stay. That's that's a long time. Problem. Yeah, I mean, they got to stop printing money out of thin air. And it's like the Fed has to stop. The United States government has to stop. Inflation is here right now sound like Oh, you know, I think we're going to have inflation. No. Go buy a house or try to build a house. We're in the middle of we're probably next month or you're gonna get bids on our new office building. And I'm talking to some contractors and like you better sit down. When you get these bids, it's not us. Our labor rates are about the same. The materials are through the roof. Yep. And so that's inflation and it's here. And so you've got the same wages. Did you get a big bonus in the last year or two? No. No but inflation guy, right? Yeah, exactly. So I think what he's saying is that the Fed doesn't have to. Now. What does that mean to you? You have to invest your money We see so many times. Folks that come in with we got lazy money just sitting around Not doing anything. 200 year. 305 100. Have you seen over a million sitting in cash for years and cash money market right. It could be in an account like an fidelity Vanguard Charles Schwab or some bank brokerage. But it's not invested. You know why they don't have to do well, You told me it was like, What's that cash doing? What are you doing with that was like it's in my account, or like Okay. Can we do something with that? Yeah..

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"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

07:27 min | 1 year ago

"smith mountain lake" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Which of the skills have translated the most well. It's not unprecedented to do it. Delegate lee ware. who's been around the house for more than twenty years. He was a former reporter and editor new hampshire delegate. Shelly simon's who i ran in two thousand fifteen again in seventeen and was finally elected twenty. Nineteen she was a newspaper reporter in south america actually ecuador and like the late state. Senator john miller he was a reporter. So it's not like reporters had run virginia but it tended to be that you didn't have a lot of nationally known state legislators who happen to also have been reporters and that's one of the very unique things that i actually brought. The table is that we were getting a disproportionate amount of media coverage in. I knew that it was going to be a story you know. Transgender candidate runs against a bathroom. Bill author either like. Yeah no kidding. So the skill sets that. I was able to transfer ability to research to write to ask questions research more. Ask more questions. Come up with the first draft. Go through an editorial process. Come through with the final copy go through a publication process and then going in defending your piece. All of that is lateral at the same time he is. I covered my district for more than nine years in from here. It was a real help for me to be able to put together a very hyper local platform based on the experience that i had developed as newspaper reporter and so after ten and a half years of professionally reporting four years of college and even to internal classes in high school and such. I was at a point where i was making twenty four thousand dollars with ten half years of experience as a newspaper editor. Which was the same amount. I was making as a rookie reporter in two thousand six. I was working two jobs one thirty hours a week. Fifty dollars an hour another weekend through delivery job for five dollars an hour plus tips just to try to pay the bills and i was. I was burning out. I was just. I needed change at that point in when the call came in from wwltv sullivan asking me if i would consider running the day after don shaw rinjani fifteen had asked me to do it. It came in at the right time. I was ready for a career shift at that point. But i would tell you. I miss being in the newsroom every single day by getting that he'll pass last year. That was that made a better and get her. I'll ask you the same question. Could you tell us your story of deciding to leave journalism and what you found. Traits and skills have translated the best to being an elected official Yeah sure i mean. I i wanna ta. We were talking about how. It's un- common for reporters to run for office but does not happen in hawaii in two thousand to know what happened in hawaii in two thousand and two in hawaii in two thousand and two about a half dozen reporters either at local news stations or the paper or nationally c. n. n. decided to run for office. There was a guy who ran for a state rep who's reporter at k. h. o. Win a former cnn and local tv journalists ran for lieutenant governor a another former tv reporter and producer who ran for city council a reporter ran for state senate a councilman. Who was someone who ran for council as a reporter. That's happening in two thousand and two in one year. And i don't know what happened in that year but when you read the news articles about why. They decided to run for office. There was a lot of the same stuff that i was mentioning the at the beginning. Which is that a lot of people who are reporters. They might get frustrated with the things that they see in politics and think that they wanted to go in and try it themselves. And i don't think that it is rare and it's early you know rare in recent memory that i can remember except for for danika in may but at so bizarre to me what happened in two thousand two in a way when you had six of them decided they were gonna leave their jobs and run for office. I've often thought covering the hawaii state house would be. Pretty sweet gig right. I mean like the former colleague of mine anti-cook lower rates for all hawaii news And i love seeing her updates. I bet hawaii politics are super fund to cover but but delegate her talk about your personal story though making that decision to leave the profession that you know you have done basically all of your professional life. What was walk us through that decision. Well it's kinda painful for me to talk about And it's really kind of unique in strange. So i i wish that it has maybe some greater meaning towards kinda this notion of why reporters may decide to run for office. But you know. I've been twenty fifteen thousand. Parker adam war were murdered at smith. Mountain lake live on television. Alison i were dating. At the time. We just moved in together and i went back to the tv station About ten days after the shooting had happened and You know every single day at the tv station was incredibly difficult. Because we met at work we fell in love at work and then she died at work. And then i had to go back to work every single day after that so at some point you just get really sick and tired of that and you wonder if there is a way for you to move forward and make something of your life when it was kind of all taken away from me aside thought about going to other markets you know. I had people. Because i i started as a reporter in in washington state in two thousand nine in eastern washington home of the world's largest nuclear waste repository the hanford site plan a the nuclear reactor where they turned all of the uranium and plutonium for the nuclear warheads while at turned out to be the biggest toxic waste cleanup that we've ever seen But it was out in the middle of nowhere and got caught in tumbleweeds storm my first day there. And what the hell am i doing here. Making eighteen grand a year and was there for about a year and then got the job in roanoke and started as reporter And i did mostly reporting when i was in college. That's all i really wanted to do. And then the guy who had been there thirty years keith. Humphrey and institution in western. Virginia retired and they made me the the six eleven o'clock anchor. It was crazy You know the newspaper headline said when keith humphry got the job at channel seven chris i wasn't even born yet and And so the whole time of my tenure at channel seven was first about proven myself In about working hard in about actually doing investigative reporting going down to the courthouse nearly every day. Searching through search warrants. A doing all of the stuff that is sometimes lost than differ newsrooms around the country and then alison was incredibly happy. You know the tv koppel and And.

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