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"Is another cultural difference. Dental cultural difference is that we have this perception in america. That you guys are no fence. You guys really aggressive. Like trim plan is like you guys are like you know two pieces of these big fat birds righteous thousand everything. Welcome to the protrude dental. Podcast the forward thinking podcasts. For dental professionals join us as we discuss hot topics and dentistry clinical tips continuing education and adding value to your life and career with your host. Jazz gallotti gallotti and welcome to this. Interference cast all about the differences between uk and us dentistry. It's quite a lighthearted interference few today with someone very special name is dr betty robin. And she's the host of dentistry rising podcasts and from podcasting and her being a dentist actually doesn't practice anymore which is actually interesting. So we'll discuss that in a moment but were also being a podcast and the dentash we saw connected on this super podcasting platform. We're joined this weekly mastermind all about communities and online courses and we're both parties are and what are the odds that to getty's podcast who also interested in running successful online courses. Were meeting together. So that's what the story of. How i got to meet dr betty robin and i got to listen to a podcast. And it's really great. I really like her voice. Actually so we had a very lighthearted discussion about the differences. The cultural differences in usa versus uk as a dentist what other earnings like the biggest barriers. One shocking thing for me was the level of debt that us graduates can land themselves in also. She understand that we was quite shocked to learn about how the national health system works here in the uk. So it makes it very interesting for fly on the wall of listening. Listenership you guys. Let's roll to the main interview. And on catcher in the outer here on the genesee rising podcast today with jazz. Gulag t who's denniston england and jasmine. I met on a online study club on how to do online classes. And i was just absolutely thrilled. That in this small little steady group. Another dennis chind. So what part of england are you from jazz. Hey betty thanks so much for being honest. I'm enjoying doing this joint thing with you and like like you said you mentioned. Were the odds of to dentists in this. Very small little micro niche finding each other. So that's been fun in the last three or four months connecting with you not. I'm based in london and reading says place called reading. But i guess most of your listeners will obviously no london in england. And that's where. I practiced as an associate. I also have my own podcast. Protrude on a podcast on both podcasts. So both listeners will hear a little bit of an interesting story between us and also how things are in the us. And how things on the uk in terms of dental. Because i think that's very contrasting working partisans. I think well thank you so much for doing this because yeah i think it's gonna be really interesting. I don't know a whole lot. About how danis practice in england. So i'm really excited to hear what you have to say. So can we start with. I think in england that you go right from high school into doing to dental school basically where you do your basic sciences where we do them in college and you go right in dentistry. So how how do you become a dentist in england. I didn't think about where to start. And i think you're so right. Let's start there because there is already a big difference. Because as far as i know in. Us is like dentistry is a post graduate degree right. He's already have like they done one thing already. So here is like you're eighteen and then you're pretty much indian school and then twenty-three you qualify. Which you guys probably sounds like way too young right. Well i mean not really. If you're focusing on you know because like my down school was three and a half years. So you've got five whole years to get your basic sciences in which i did in college before i did go to the graduate school which is donald skull. Okay that makes sense. I didn't know that it's still a little young for us. Let's see so you graduate from college. Twenty two here in general and then twenty five twenty six out of donald skull. So we're about four on average three to four years younger when wouldn't qualify. So that's i guess that's the first big difference. And what is qualified mean qualifying. Means you get your bachelor in dental surgery. Obedience you guys. Have you guys quoted ideas that kind of stuff right so yeah right since you mean interesting and then from there you go. Mostly independent practice are mostly into groups are worried. What's your career path from. Their most people nine percent of dentists will do a training called like dental foundation year. So it's like a year which bridges the gap from being a student into an independent practitioner. And it's pretty much Publicly funded so we have nhtsa. Which is a national health system and we can go into that. Want to go to interrupt because quite controversial area of of course. I also lot about you guys and the insurance system because we have some perceptions of the insurance system being maybe quite similar to what we have with the national health system so basically we have the national houses and we do this one training year treating patients under this of public health dentistry. And just to give you like the most shocking example of one of the issues with answering the uk and the national health system is great for the week. I dislocated my shoulder right half now. I the hostile accent emergencies. We call it a you guys call. It fixed my shoulder. I was never presented a bill. There was no insurance to contact like there's for healthcare right so it's just taxes pay for that so everyone can get free access to health. That's that's the medical side but on the dental side. You pay a little bit but a complete fraction compared to two private dense hookah. But here's the downside. Betty right if you if i'm a patient okay. If you're a patient and you come to me. And i'm performing and if you need one restoration or you need ten restorations. You pay the same fee and the dentist gets safety so sometimes that fee is pretty much. Let's say forty dollars forty two. Us dollars okay. So whether you do one restoration. I do three root canals five restorations. I get forty two years so sometimes my hourly rate is is like i might as well just working machines. Yeah it sounds like you have no incentive to diagnose then that's the thing so the way we're going now so used to be horizon right and to make money. Dentists would be on the other side of that so be like diagnosing maybe the trends and now everyone's like well i think you it will remain allies and it's okay so but the perception i have betty of insurance system you have is kind of similar like apparently insurances are very particular and peanuts is is that the way it is. Well not not really. I think you're kind of comparing it to like an hmo plan. A health maintenance organization plan where it's kind of the same thing there's no incentive to diagnose but the genus gets a certain amount per month per head plan whether or not the patient comes in so it's really not necessarily in the best interest to have a patient come in and utilize their resources. So that would be comparable. I think to an hmo but not comparable to preferred provider organizations ppo's and private practice where you definitely get paid for what you do. What percentage of practices awfully private. Well i'm not an insurance expert. But i would gas and fully private. I'm going to call. Ppo and cash because the fully private just cash probably less than five percent. I mean very small but ppo i. Gas sixty to seventy percent are so they are getting paid for what they do. And then we have as you say the other incentive to diagnose too much and to do too much work as compared to the hmo which has a disincentive for doing too much work. Like what you're describing so but that's not that's not. The norm is hmo is not the norm. Even though it's certainly growing without without a gal in the uk believe in a lot of practices are fully private either your nhs and then you do some private on the side and the way you decide what you the patient is something they need you give it on the national health system. If some they want then you can do privately. But here's where the lines get little bit blood right whereby like crowns right like you take a patient all i can only do a metal crown and all but i want to white one. Oh you wanna white one. In which case you have to pay privately so we call this mixed practice so this is not how we are taught to be dentists right this conversations. We don't wanna have as dentists. So this is the biggest downfall as a nation we have and because the prices are so low. Like you know. I'm talking like i said bottom low for national health system dentistry. This accident anchor for the private sector and brings everything now. So you know. It's difficult to justify true high fees. Because the joe public things. But i can get five fillings for eighty bucks. You're saying one. Fiddling privately is seven hundred dollars or whatever so it's just a massive contrast and we get into that a little bit with keller cares. It's called and other states where it's it's funded based on income so if you have a low income you would qualify for dental collar medi-cal or and we get into that kind of thing. What do you want with denna cal. You get a silver crown if you wanna pay five hundred seven hundred whatever extra you can have a white crown so we get into that as well with denna cal as well as with. Hmo's so what would you. What do you think that average crown fee is in england. What do you what would you say. Okay that's a great question. And i would say so if you're doing a crown for a patient who's getting national health service dentistry so interest practice. The patient would pay around about and i'll come back to the. Us dollars the patient would pay around about four hundred us dollars. We allow extreme extra get good good extremely low whereas more the terms of our our madda cal. Her danna cal. Yeah but but that's like you could be earning very well in the uk and you can see and they charge you for roles but what makes it was. Betty is remember like that includes. Everything includes a crown that includes the core that includes a root canal. Believe it or not okay and if any three more restorations technically to properly and play ball you have to do it under that fee that four hundred dollars. This covers everything. Which is the problem now. I'm private dentist so my crown fee is nine hundred fifty pounds which is around about sixteen hundred seventeen hundred zero. Maybe five fifteen hundred dollars that's more comparable to for sure. Yes i think most tennis hair are probably a definitely over thousand. The really really good ones would be even over two thousand or twenty five hundred. Three thousand. I mean but i think most people in the fifteen hundred dollar range is really comparable. So this is that required is like a chip. You have to do this one year out of school you kind of do you could go privately. Who's going to hire you right. Who's gonna take a risk on a brand new grad. So that's why i said the one percent. It might happen but my time sent you but you know what that's the good thing is that this is like a training ground. You actually get so much experience. Because like he now. We can talk about appointment times because the average checkup time for an interest dentists or dentists forms of contract will be like ten minutes or fifteen minutes Whereas i'm an privately new patient not forty minutes to an hour. I just can't operate at a hamster wheel constantly just in and out in and out patients but oh we can talk about this big difference now whereas we are seeing one patient at a time right. So one patient gets a fifteen minutes and the diary so we see four patients and our. Let's say for checkups. And maybe that's how the average is sometimes just like kids five five five five minutes and just you know just burning through the mall so in a day. Dentists might see like sixty seventy patients. Which i think is crazy. And that's why i couldn't do it. I left the national health service. I'm fully private. So but what you guys from from my understanding is most of you guys are just hopping from surgery surgery. Kind of doing the same thing. I mean explain that to mean. Not really i think the high the higher end dentist do see one patient at a time the higher fee. The you know operate just the way. You're operating i wouldn't say that's the norm. I do. People do jump from opportunity to opportunity but usually only two opportunities where they're giving somebody numb and then they're going back and finishing a probe that kind of thing and then coming in and working with the next patient but at the lower levels hmo and the denna cow that kind of level absolutely and like you say burning through the kids where you have a whole line of them since we can delegate so much of it accelerate so yeah burning through the kids and even the adults at the very lower end. Same thing the betty seems so strange to me. The thought of the patients to sat there a prep waiting for the next. And i guess they're used to it. I'm guess they used to this way of practice. Because you feel awkward. Silence awkward pause or could get. I just can't understand it. Well i think at the lowest level they expect it. they're paying nothing and they know that's what they're going to get and they're going to sit there and be on their phone or that kind of thing but at the higher level where you are jumping a little bit. Most doctors leave an assistant in the room with the person to chit chat a whole time or do impressions or you know kind of waste time in a lot of ways but you know a lot of people. A lot of patients come self entertained with their phones now and and there's the tv and all kinds of other entertainment options. But i would say the norm is to work with two ops on most practices janice is working in to pretoria. All the time sometimes three okay well. Most of us is nine hundred seven. We'll just walking in one and that's it one question. I had is average income levels because here in the uk. We think like we all want to go to the us and practice because we feel that you guys have a huge bigger earning power. And i sometimes think the reason why our our dental qualification is not valid in the. Us is because the us like kind of know that if you open the doors to uk then this would all go there and a happy. So that's my soul rationale interesting. So how much do you guys make a year on average on average. Now this is according to your accountant. I've actually looked at the national dental accountants. Figures and the latest figures suggest. Sixty eight thousand pounds a year. Okay now obviously. These averages are based on means and medians and it probably involves lots of part time. Dentist maybe mother of two who works two or three days a week so the figures are a little bit skewed. Let's go with it. So it's sixty eight thousand pounds. I think around about one. Hundred thousand dollars. I'd say but that's obviously gross before tax and west that comparable to other jobs pretty good like the average income in the uk is twenty seven thousand twenty seven hundred pounds. The average fulltime income and the dentist will get sixty eight. So tell me what's it like in the us. I'm not really involved in organized dentistry too much. So i don't know if i can give you exact figures but i think it's about one hundred forty to one hundred and fifty thousand average for a general dentist specialist. Probably double that on multinational teas are over. Three hundred thousand and certainly a lot of private dennis. Doing three hundred four hundred. Plus you know that really have it dialed in high fees and arts sitting with the patient and selling treatment and that kind of thing so your lower you know but i don't know how that's comparable to cost of living. I mean they're obviously there's a lot of other factors in there but it sounds like quite a bit higher. Yes which is why. I think you guys have closed door to us. You see because we don't want to leave this contractual system that we have with public fund dentistry and republi all want to go to america. Now i know some people who have left the uk for the us and done the additional three or four years or whatever and spend a significant amount of investment to retrain and practice there. And they've all been pretty happy from another happy happily practicing us now and this is a big jump to make you know five years and dental uk then us and do it all over again. It's a big. It's a big step a huge jam. I don't know if it's worth that. But who knows maybe this but yeah it sounds like we're making more money per se. What's the Ratio of women to men okay. Traditionally it was very much a male oriented so when i look at the photos from my desk like sixty seventy s copying mail but nowadays. Let's talk about today. It's about sixty sixty. Two percent intake females and about thirty eight percent male. Oh wow we have very similar we have probably fifty fifty going into donald school right now but i think nationwide it's probably twenty percent or even less female stelle you know when you when you factor and all the sixty seven year old dentist and all that you know it's still overwhelmingly male which is going to change and year and years. Yeah so very interesting. Well i'd like to talk a little bit about You know you and how you and i met. I mean we know how we met. But and then your course because you've just been so impressive in the group. Well the beach. Testing for me as well and i was glad but yeah the idea. And the reason i joined the community that we're parts of now is sued like podcasting and then wanting to share knowledge. So i've been podcasting like how many years have been podcasting about two two and a half. But i'm slacking lately for sure. No question well. Yeah same same. Same here is yeah. I've had a little bit of issue with direction. I want to go. But where i'm going now is to follow people's journey who just bought or sold a practice. I was focusing. We talked about this a little bit before. I think we turn on the recorder is like i was a little bit more on money which i still think is really really important topic but i was getting hit up and having speaker having people record that we're just a what should i say charlatans you know just trying to identify most of whom were financial planners and just do anything to talk to groups of professional and i didn't. I ended up not liking that direction. So i went back into what i do for a living which is sell practices and try to follow people's journeys and help other people that way. What were the pitfalls. And that kind of thing so yeah. I veered a little more into money because that is a passion of mine. But i've kind of gone back to the practice south kind of thing. Good for you and weldon force of taking that step and moving away from what you weren't enjoying and going into more of what you like and what you produce what your listeners will will value more. I guess i just didn't feel good about having talking to people and putting them on my podcast that i was not comfortable with them. Philosophically at all and some of the podcast that came across when i would question them on. Borrow money off your from your house and put it in your retirement plan so you make more money. You know the financial planner. I was not on the same page with a lot of people and i did come across. So that's not the direction. I want to go to use my platform to do that kind of thing but you hand did an online class for denis so tell me a little bit about that journey how you got interested in you the splint topic and what you did sure so like i said two years ago i started the podcast almost by accident because what i was doing about point i'd move back from singapore which i was practicing and reloading life. Singapore's a beautiful place. Have you ever been betty now. Just like asia light just the most beautiful weather around great food great culture and we had a great time in my wife. My wife got homesick. So we came back to england and now word got out because morale in the uk. Dentistry is not very high case. Load so we're out. The hate as dentists who went singapore and he came back and maybe we should stop moving out singapore so every day on my commute home. I was on the phone to a brand new dentist. They asked me questions. Oh what's it like in singapore. How much do you do. I need to do any additional degrees other exams the whole the whole spiel and every day. I was speaking to the dentist so eventually i was. Okay let me record an episode on a pod. Let me start. Because and then the first episode was about being a dentist singapore and my experiences. I could free up more time. So i wanted to help everyone by went to free up my time because i was doing one to one. I just couldn't handle it right. So i didn't want to many and that was my first foray into podcasting and then i started to come out my shell because i'm quite a geeky. I do and really shy. Your social exactly a to practice my excess energy and place my excess energy somewhere. The podcast became my channel for my energy. And i saw to bring on like for selfish reasons. I started on guests who i want to land for and at the same time i was learning but then people learning and grown and grown and grown recently about one hundred fifty thousand listeners. Plus one hundred twenty countries in world. And it's just amazing but one thing. I found roundabout middle of podcasting. Was i was just doing some solo episodes about one topic. I'm very passionate about which is a clue appliances and splints. And that absolutely blew up like there's one episode call michigan's overrated and people really took an interest in that and then i just started to share like people. Dentists will now calling me up and asked me for advice about the which aclu's your clients to make the patient and this is something that i've been attending courses for so long to learn from different people and to develop and find you in my own aclu's philosophy and then i thought okay. That's it. I have to share this content. I have to share this knowledge so put together like eleven plus our modular learning and by the way along the done like a certificate in dental education. Because i i love sharing. What i know and trying to become the best educator can be so that was the birth of that and paul of learning about how to become a better online educator. That's how i met you because community that we joined. And that's how. I guess led to this moment now where we discussing all these interesting things and to podcasts have connected yeah very cool. So what what made you interested in splints. That come from confusion. Like i find climb. I'm such a geeky dentist that something confused me like the two things that confuse me the most identical was off on dick's like what the hell's going on right like how. How is this working. This is radu magic and then the other one was inclusion. Always right like most antiques. Come out you know what the hell exclusion is very complex field. This too many schools of thoughts so a fast forward now eight years and the two things which i ended up doing extra qualifications and extra learning on is lots of aclu courses. Like i mean a lot flying all over the world and authentic so god deployment orthodontic so i probably my personality. Couldn't stand being confused so i ended up just pursuing more and more and so that really piqued my interest learning from different educators. Marcus barry glassman. I did the dourson academy my principal panky trained so all these different schools of thoughts and just trying to figure out why. And how. And what are these different schools of thought. So that's why really going to and also i'm a massive brooks myself so helping my own self and making my muscles relaxed. Also assault sparked me on to help other patients and then dentists so what year. Philosophy was splints. Where did you. I watch party or class. Obviously i can't. I could but i'm not so interested in watching all those hours of dental anymore but i i. The cost was fabulous. You were dynamic. It was fabulous. But what what would you say your philosophy is. Is it more like dawson. Is it more like speier. Is it more like a great question. Betsy i think my philosophy is in the margin of all. Those but very much is diagnosis. Lead and i mean there's a whole another episode had my podcast which is like which is the best flint and the whole episode. I was leading my listeners. On i was like yeah. There's something called the galati splint right and this is like the best ever and i was just like building building building a really. The story was every patient's g splint is different right because it depends on. How bad orthodontics. Before are they having pain. Are they just just protection. What's the goal so the philosophy is very much getting good history getting a good diagnosis and also looking at the patients like features why they likely to comply with what they did. Not comply with because betty one one thing we can't rely on it comes to clues appliances and splints is the evidence base like the literature is absolutely poor and unreliable so therefore we have to use the other two arms of evidence based industry which is the patient's values and coalition experience. So i've been told by such great people inclusion. And i adopted it and so of taken a leave from panky taken a big leap from dawson whole stuff. Learn a lot from the league is barry glassman and i've made my own school where which is very much led by diagnosis. But that no one's right or no one's wrong but what does this say. What can we learn about this and sometimes arts and crafts right. Not every patient's different every patient's unique and you have to find a magic potion. That will work with your patient. I think that's a really good philosophy. Because there are so many different camps. And i agree with you when i was practicing i did. I did pay key and spear and christ and i was just confused. I mean totally completely confused. Like what's the right way to go. And i never put it together. I just quit. So so why did you always. I never got to ask you. What made you make that big life decision and leave cooker dentistry. That's a long story and it's multifaceted. I i think that one of the main reasons is well. let's see first of all. I got divorced now to little kids. And i thought i don't like anything about my life so i'm gonna redo everything and also i think i wasn't truly a dentist where you are. You're excited about it. All that i love talking to people. I love diagnosing. I love doing the treatment plan selling treatment plan. That was like oh my god. I have to do the work now. So i i didn't like being chained down where i could say okay. February two thousand and twenty two. This is what i'm doing on. Who and then they rancho. Cucamonga built a courthouse. Right behind my office and i started getting a lot of attorneys and judges. High lots with trainees than judge's patients. And i just thought they had a lot more fun in life i did. The grass is always greener on the other side always greener on the other side. But i just really feel like. I wasn't a dentist at heart and i think i was a mediocre dentist and i was doing all these great classes but i. I don't think i can really perform and do it at the level that is needed. I wonder how many hundreds of dentists based on this last two minutes of this episode. We'll now reconsider their careers probably nine but they shed. I was in. I don't know if you've heard of l. Shoot what's new car. Readers group in that went on for many many years forty years in newport beach newport ultimate kind of study club and it probably had it had several hundred members and i was a member and you know everyone knew i was doing this. I had fifty. People pulled me aside and say i wish i could do what you're doing and then i had another fifty say you're making the biggest mistake year life and one person. I said if. I have to flip hamburgers at mcdonald's. I'm going to be happier than what i'm doing now. So i'm doing it regar- and i didn't have a lot of things time. You down like a spouse and debt and this kind of thing so you know it was. The risk was all mine. And how how do you feel now. And how are you glad. So glad i get it. Yeah good for you. I just wasn't. I went into dentistry. I was on the cattle train with all my friends going into madison dentistry etcetera. I really never made the choice. That that's like what i wanna do. And now that. I sell practices. I would say eighty percent of the dentists are kind of mentally and my camp whereas twenty percent or like you. They're like every little bit of it but a lot of people do not. I mean it's it's not unusual even when even if they're good danis they don't like it. I agree and i think that eighty twenty. I agree with the bigger. I agree with i. Think twenty percent overly passionate eighty just like know what it pays the bills. It's okay. I can tolerate it. And some of those eighty percents are like you know what i'm living. My life is fake. Like i'm hating this and you you made that. This is is not for me and and kudos to you for doing that. Not takes that takes a lotta guts so while then look what. Look what you made it. You know i love what you doing and what you've done and help so many people in a different way. Yeah i mean totally different path. But i loved it. I made the decision early on. After i graduated from law school to stay in dentistry because all my friends were dentist. Everything i knew in my whole world was was related to dentistry so i made the decision to stay in that space so yeah it's been absolutely great and i'm happy. I don't think i'd be happy if you know if i'd stayed a dennis so what. I think you're doing the right thing. When if you're not happy in dentistry. I think you need to look around for things that could make you happy by doing different procedures and staying engaged and interested and figuring out what parts you do like and focusing your practice on that. Because i think there's a whole bunch of middle ground between doing what you're doing in me. Quitting and most people are in that middle ground. You're so right. And i think the advice i can give anyone listening now and then heard you say that. How how how grateful you are that. You made that decision to leave the country and here i am on the opposite spectrum saying oh my god i love dentistry. I guess if you're in a you're stuck if you're unsure then i think totally do what your users just as densely such a flexible field that you can literally limit your practice to a couple of procedures. You can find your niche questions. You can't do that so it's about finding on each and sometimes it means that you have to get out of your comfort zone to experience a new course or new philosophy and there are many as much people hate it. There are lots of different schools thoughts. And sometimes you see to hear another school of thought. It's like a religion almost almost joining the call and they might rekindle. You're passionate entry. And that's the reason why. I love the i do. Because your your podcast. Rising is has a different angle. Mine is very much trying to attract these dental geeks. And so. I love getting messages from all of the wall. Saying you've actually lost my love for dentistry and now from listening to your energy. I've regained my love for dentistry. And that's the biggest praise about had my life. So i think this was all about for me. Yeah that's that's really really a gift that if you can find that and one thing just to talk about my money passion a little bit. One thing that holds dennis back from being able to do that is having too much debt you know and not continuing to have the freedom to do what they want to. Is this from dental school. I would say say not dental school. I mean dow school is useful debt in most cases but when they go out and they have to have the new mercedes than you. You know the new bmw the multi million dollar house. And you know we're payment by payment. And then you have a hiccup and you know you're in trouble and you can't make other decisions you can't say okay. I think i'm gonna just chuck it all and move to move or wherever you know. I think you really limit your life choices when you get in so much debt and here where i live in orange county. I mean it's very prevalent where you have to keep up with the joneses by having the new whatever tesla they knew whatever and that's a huge mistake dennis make i think and it really limits there. Yeah i mean maybe. Because i'm an associate and i haven't taken on debt because i haven't even looked at buying a practice so maybe i'm not speaking for the rest of the fashion but in the uk. It's not something we discussed about debt and feels. Us grad student. They do talk a lot about that and is like a quite significant thing there. So that's another difference there but you guys are always had lots of dentists friends in singapore who trained from the us and they moved to singapore and then they were talking about huge debt and stuff. And it's just. It's not something that you have here. I think maybe it's because one of the good things. I guess is that you wouldn't believe how much i pay for my degree right my tuition fee. At the time at the time. I mean now. It's a bit more but at the time is three thousand pounds. Let's call it five thousand dollars per year and that's the tuition. So yes i pay for my rent and staff separately but that's nothing compared to what you guys pay. Oh it's it's very common for people to come out with four to five hundred thousand dollars worth of debt very common see that that's why i thought predominantly the debt was that but i guess i guess you guys accumulating more. I mean i think yeah you come out with a half a million dollars worth of debt and then lenders will give you more money and because your doctor and you pile on top of that. Your your tesla payment. Your mercedes payment your boat payment your this your that and i think the dentist feel they have so much data that it doesn't matter i've told the story before but it's still made one of the biggest impressions on a money scale that i've ever had. I was speaking for the cd at some california del association with some new graduate kind of thing and right in front of me. This girl sitting have this beautiful louis vuitton purse and i had just looked at that person. The ma few days ago and it was like eleven twelve thousand dollars. And i thought i would never pay that much for a purse. But i'm thinking in my head while i'm talking. I wonder if it's a fake. Have all this internal dialogue going about her purse. And which is ridiculous that i'm talking on and on and then she gets in line to talk to me afterwards and i. I had to ask her. I said is that a real louis vuitton she goes. Oh yes i like. How much student loans do you have. She goes five hundred thousand. I'm like what are you thinking. And she got she said keywords to me. It's like monopoly money she goes. I can never pay it off. It's not even real. I don't know. I buy what i want not suit. I mean that's a very very common feeling or response that new dentist tab. Because they don't they don't understand what it takes to pay off half a million dollars a blown they kinda get it but it's like a forever jail sentence and they're just not gonna live that way. I can't even imagine that level and that's it that's one another major difference between uk and us is. Yeah maybe that's why you guys are borrow money because you already have. Such a huge level of s was another extra couple of hundred thousand. That right they don't yell it they just don't understand it they don't feel it and they think you know i'm gonna be in the grave before i can pay it off so i might as well enjoy life. Do you know most dentists actually do eventually paid off some people. Do i mean some people really focus on getting paid off but that's the minority and then you're really trapped. I mean you are trapped in that practicing you better produce whatever it takes because then you take a wife and kids and they all have expectations too. So yeah we get ourselves in a lot of money situations with dentist in dentistry here which it sounds like a good thing. We don't and you might be something. Very interesting is another cultural difference. I've been dental. Cultural difference is that we have this perception in a american dentists that you guys are fence. You guys are really aggressive. Like trim plan is that you guys are like two his big fat birds. -rageous found everything something that we think needs official seal and you guys crown. It and i experienced first hand like this one dentist who qualified the us who worked in saint passing me in singapore. And we're always doing concerts and stuff being minimal. Every patient crowned with her. So there's this perception that we have you guys are very aggressive tree employers. I think that can be true with a lot of people that can be true. And of course. Then it comes down to an individual's own ethics and morals and beliefs and that kind of thing for myself. When i got out of down skull. I had a job. It was real hard to find a job. So i finally got a job and probably my first couple of weeks sir. Sell they made me do to. Retro fills on six and eleven and i did it. I mean to this day. I'm embarrassed and ashamed. Except i did it no idea how to do it. I've never done it in theory. What should be done. And i swear to god. That person lost six eleven because of me but not i mean people. People do stuff like that. I did it And so. I didn't lose my job and so i wasn't embarrassed that i couldn't do it but way more embarrassed that i did do it. I'm just horrified that i tested. But it's not you know. It's just not uncommon. For whatever reason you gotta make the payment you can't lose the job. Whatever people are compromising. So i think it does come down to your individual ethics who you are as a person. You diagnose wilson so betsy one thing. I haven't told you. Is that in one of my in every episode. I do. I have a dental one tip. I give clinical dentistry communication. Whatever and one of them. I just stole from your podcast. Okay so i need to now credit you because you did such a good job of reminding me of this a great little. I'm gonna let you say because you'll do a much better job as the one about the power of a silence off you present a fee. Just give my listeners again. A flavor of the only betty can of them. Well i think being quiet and you know after your present a fee being quiet is hugely important. I think it's really important to present the fee in a confident and clear manner and not too confusing and then be quiet and let a patient. Respond is kind of the old philosophy of he who speaks first. But when you know that you're doing whatever it is say you're doing six interior veneers. The fee will be twelve thousand dollars. That's it be quiet key high contact and they're either going to say something that lets you go the next direction. Sure could you do it next. We can time for my daughter's wedding or you know it's nothing i can afford but i'll save for it. Maybe we can do it in a couple years. Whatever it is. I think the doctors always best position to handle that. Objection or the next comment compared to an office person. I don't like doctors to delegate treat my presentations at least of any magnitude to an office person because they can't you know they'll start talking about payments they'll start talking and payments may not be the issue so i think the less you say when you're presenting the treatment the better you don't want to confuse people you just want to be really clear. Then be quiet and listen to what they say and go from there. So i don't even remember what i said on that podcast but no you covered it well. But it's an important lesson. I shared it with my listeners. As a and redo think that young dentists it can be a challenge or anything says it can be a challenge. Like when you're not used to presenting fees and you're doing more complex work and to maintain a icon say confidently for the first few times. And then you have that silent and those three seconds seem like three minutes and then what's the most common thing we'd say like why don't you think about it. Well why don't you go home. And that's the worst thing you could say get outta here. I'm uncomfortable. Yes so i did. Use a lot of consultants that my donald practice the you know and like you say took little bits from each of them and even when i present listing agreements. Now i do that like this is how much it is. This is what. I'll do won't do whatever you know they do it. They don't do it. You know the same thing with with presenting treatment. I think you need to be. I level with the patient needed me. I think you need to be looking at them. Not have not have the charge not have a lot of extraneous hand movements. Just say whatever it is you the veneers cost. You don't have to talk about everything else in the world. You can talk about that later. Like after they've accepted we're gonna need to take models. We're going to need that da but to present the treatment confidence clarity and keep a short and be quiet perfect and i love it and i just wanted to highlight again in case you missed it. The first time on my show one important tip. That was any other chips so you have. I know put on the spot here but any other like one more tip you can give maybe to to the dentist from the crucial site to help become best communicators when it comes to money or or treating implant presentation any other tips that you picked up in your getting these consult consultations. Let's see what can i say is another tip i would. There's a lot of dentists whose practice i go into and have no idea about their overhead. And you know of course. That's a lot more important when you own your practice or it's very important when you're on your practice compared to being associate but i think you need to stay plugged into your process as to what the front desk is doing. What your numbers are how much you're diagnosing. How much sometimes people say well i. There's no crowns on my schedule. Well that's because you didn't diagnosed anything One of the consultants. I had i. I had like two and a four year old. I had arrived. Lay you know. I'm paying this consultant through the nose. Here i come in twenty minutes late and she just totally slowed me down. She said do you know that the energy that you bring into the practice today has a huge effect on how you're going to diagnose how the patients are gonna feel about you everything so you need to calm down. Get their half an hour early and have your head in the game. You only want to work four hours. That's fine but you for four hours. You have your head in the game. And i think that's a huge mistake. Dennis make is they come in very scrambled not ready to work and not ready to be totally present in their practice while they're there i'd like people to cut ours and be totally present and probably do double the production well said about presence and to add onto that. Like forget about any arguments. You had your spouse forget about what you had in last night. Forget about all the unread emails you have to forget about everything and give your patient. Every single ounce of energy. Yeah and then you will diagnose what you wanna do. Patients will like you and come back and do the treatment because they feel that. You're totally present. I mean that's what we all want from all relationships. We have with healthcare providers with friends with everybody like the totally present. Be with me. And then when you're not with me do what you want one hundred percent and that's when you get to be yourself and show your true self and practice with your values display and then obviously in time the patients who have the same values you so he goes full tackle. Basically right. I think it does too. It really does and the people that do the huge number. That's what they're doing. They have their life together organized in a way that they can be calm. They can be clear. They're confident and focused. And it comes out in all aspects of their life. How many days is average dentists clinically work in the us for four okay. For how much air. Yeah i mean maybe maybe even four and a half five. It really varies. I think their practice owner. You can obtain maybe three varies. But there's a whole saying that if you drop back to three and a half days clinical. I think maybe panky saw said this if you drop to three and a half as clinical you find that your income readers drop that much but your productivity energy levels remain high so the reason why is because we can burn out if you too many hours and to be able to show up in the way that we described in the last few minutes you have to almost do less and go in less than what ours so you can have the energy to be the best. You can be yeah. I'm totally a fan of that three days. I think i mean dentistry. Hard work in every way not only physically but mentally emotionally. Three three and a half days i think is really perfect and do a lot of see and interact with your colleagues and enjoy a long career. Not trying to burn out and five days. I mean five days will burn you out really quick. Obviously the new grant than there's a whole beauty to bounce outweighed accumulating your ten thousand hours right so there's something to be said about actually going quite hard initially but not at the sake of your mental health. So there's there's a fine balance struck initially but as you gain more experience definitely make time for the finer things in life and drop acupuncture hours so you can have more energy and my tally. I agree amazing. Betty it's been great to have you to produce wrought he'd listen to and i hope this has been valuable for your guests as well. I'm sure it will ban. I think everybody will be really interested in hearing it and hearing what dentistry is like an england and checking out your course thank you so much. Thank you so. Thank you so much for listening all the way to the end guys. That was dr betty. Robin from the dnc rising podcast. Please do check it out. If you like betty style she is very much like a episode on clinical. So i think there's something beautiful about that as well and you have to respect her. Her journey and her of desire to make massive change in life believed entries that has to be respected. And i think is great. What she's achieved as an attorney and also now looking at a practice acquisitions. So i'll catch you in the next episode. Same time same place.
S2EP12 Life on Hold: The Refugee Journey with Mimi Bassett
"Thank you so much for stopping by to listen. This is the real camera where we highlight africa. Treat exteriors with the goal. Kim deeper shifted mindset inspiring change. And you're looking forward to sharing stories together that will inspire you. I would love to hear from you so follow me on social at on real talk on twitter on instagram. You can listen wherever you get podcasts. And that includes apple podcasts. Spotify and all major listening platforms the pod classes also on youtube signature. You stop by subscribe and check it out. I hope you enjoy the episode. And i hope you continue to do what is right in kind ladies and gentlemen welcome back to another episode of the filter. Talk podcast with me to date. I'm excited to be talking to another haligonians. That i met a little while ago when i was in canada. So her name is for me. But i'm gonna let her introduce herself a little bit more and then we'll talk about our topic today. We're talking about in. Les move over and gogi. Our hello are you. I'm doing. I'm doing great. I'm so excited to see you. Thank you so much for being here. Metoo it's been ages and when you said when you said you're gonna let me introduce myself on lock. What am i gonna use his baby. Aggression name is it. The real anyways bucks strips of the points aren't may they have been by sets. And i will buy me wrong. That's wall on cold home. And i guess on my social media wine mimi. I'm happily married to we a son. I love this too so jelly. So shot up you guys this. I currently live in bermuda. I'm from togo. Although my mom is onion until released bonding took. Oh my god wants to release. I lived in canada low bit. And that's emits. I eric and i do. You can check out a moment with maybe if you'd like to check Youtube also in the compliance sector having walked in non profit for awhile. I finally moved to To the corporate world which is just switched to be honest. I don't know what how how it got here. But i'm really happy. I love the industry. Analog warm doing Quietly taking anti money laundering educational flaw. Because i want to switch over anti money laundering. So yeah but i am enjoying. I currently do thank you so much. Wow so why did you switch just curious swished your career path. I think i want to do something like mentally challenging. And the fact that i did my so on back to school to my master lows and i've not done the eze have subdued. I know let's actually practice. Look compliance which is really close to low anyways so about regulations Corporate world in at her into the government rules regulations which is really close to so. If i decided to go back and be my elxsi but i looking forward firm can actually pay for me to professions. I'm not taking any money of my pet girl. I i see here to change. Just hear the coins. how you're collecting counted. That's awesome Employers who do that they help you to get your nda whatever certification and then that we give them back that money in service right so that's the way to go instead of in taking more that so thank you so much i do wanna do a quick shot out to me's youtube so it's called a movement with mimi as she said and i will tag it on the video as well as on the podcast for keeping go check it out and support her and goosey amazing things that she's doing so i know that you also or spiring to set up a nonprofit. Do you wanna share really quickly what that is for up slowly so currently in the process of developing the website. Which is almost ready if you go to harrys dot org so d. r. e. dot org You can have a look as to what was done. So far is available for the positive you or we just have a bit of touch to do to thirty to be finally available dr all week you can also find us on. Facebook and instagram is called aspera ad for refugee education and engagement so the idea is to support refugees in ghana to be precise with education so being its rights in remedios and paying for application fees scoop attending locational school. So things like that. Not free in in in ghana. So that's what the association we saw a boy slow you know. Thanks are in refugee youth to acquire higher education which is usually readily available to refugees and will focus especially on girls. 'cause i mean if you educate a girl you're educating the whole world and the reason i asked that question because i feel is a great segue to go now into the topic of why. We're here today. So i knew you as you said a little bit earlier from school. And then when you start do you to i of course wanted to support a gun on there and it watching videos and invent even dole. We had talked about doing this. Podcast and doing something together. Because i know what you're passionate about from back van. But then i saw this video of you sharing your experience of going through the refugee system to come to canada yourself and your family of course and i was shocked. I never knew that we spent some time together in halifax. I never really knew that. I mean you did my hair from me. You know we cannot win out a few times. Yes so i just never knew that about you me so i just wanted the opportunity for you to come inspire people and shared this information. A lot of people don't know what it's like and yak refugees. Are george very harshly. So i thought it is awesome for you to come share this experience and thank you so much for doing that and just tell us a little bit more about. What was that setup like. What was that involvement like. I don't know where to stop you from anywhere. But yes i used in a refugee camp for fifteen years and i was enough teen years in one five single year a was of course when even just the word refugee would picture else. You know what life is like for people who are in rushed to camps. And we're talking about your basic needs literally. Everything has to be provided for by somebody else and that's something that i never liked and nobody else would like that so food. You have to be supplied food before you can eat clothing and everything education that is like really really high. You know for you to thankfully in canada you can go to high folks free but it has changed now in donna but before then you have to have your parents pay for your high school high. School education has not saving which is ridiculous. We need to try and work harder or governance anyways. But that's a topic for another day. So i i didn't go to high school until after three years of finishing junior high income thinking back now goodness. We take those things for granted in canada Everywhere kids don't even wanna go to school for me. When i was in education was so important to me because i knew that was acquired that so many doors for me but i could not go to school when i was done junior high. Because if you are actually means you don't you don't have a status and you need to work right so Illegal jobs because they don't have started stocks. You what unending polite for you and pay for education. So i stayed home for for so long constantly until i then go to college ship to go to high school and love this us and for me i. I was really keen on it. You know i was self motivated to do that while for some of these images like okay. This is the life on living. There are lots of people that i know who had aspirations told just way copy Just walking around doing nothing literally is like you're on vacation for the rest of your lives very rarely write. It was fraught. So you know there were kissing Of course child abuse women abuse you name it and especially for manus for the living in such a situation imaging what does to man who you know their ability you know have to be the provider and the protector. Yes do so. Those frustrations do they can redirect that onto the showed and weiss right which didn't do anything i mean. It's not the you always were like that happened. You know Abuses and whatnot And then when i turned Seven seeing around seventeen we funnily imigrants economic I was really happy. Because i you that was when i was going to be able to pursue my dreams and one would be education literally. Do what event ended up told. That won't be if i focus my mind on it. I cannot cheat which i ended up doing anyway call me. Moving to canada was oh. My daughter can't even describe how i felt. When i when i found out that we're finally going to move to canada and like i said against kitchen especially when you find yourself in such situation. I didn't grow up books around the like nothing like that. Back i wanna so paint a picture for us. That's where i wanna go to before we talk about your experience. The refugee when you got here. I don't like that legal. So i'm just gonna put it out there that this is just a term. So what does the refugee camp look like. What is it that you have access to like. You said your notebooks around so we can. We can have a picture. We can visualize what you were like the right. I think they have about. Maybe less time i found out they were. There are five times in gun now. i was dead. They were about to two or three but there will fight. Snow edgy pence where you are. So there's what most to the capital city. Okay was in western region. Yeah and so. Each family would have a room or two depending on how big the family is There's no such thing as tv. Any oakland Utilities those things that if you can have no cable those satellite tv no youtube. I gotta make sure no you to know you to my sister like that. No all this fancy funny as that. Be ha- and books where you're going to get books Sleep what is the sleeping arrangement. Like i mean you have. Ads is not as bad as is not a tent right so where i lived Than it wasn't like taints the toco onto the media. Okay matzo fultz. People were there. I think it is. Because there were so many different nationalities are also there were people from Liberia but from sierra leone togo there were people from sudan. While to south sudan now they will prefer every traditionally everywhere. That wall was taking place in enough on the continent at that time. And you would go to school. Primary school is in the camp and after primary school. Then you have to go to the next town to go high and you have to wake up early in the morning. Walk of course to the school at my diabetes. So tell me about when. He went to school backhoe as soon a walk like several kilometers to go to school absolutely. I was living that. And i am so glad i took my son down when he needs Like i had a hard boy. You better were cut. Because i'll have this. Sarah my house but You walk miles to school and back there were of unaccompanied minors as security without parents being. Ill docking that. This is by themselves by themselves or just make sure you working groups cost like we had kids so Girls being kidnapped out. Shooting is not courage to walk to school alone so usually walking groups anyways an and they do give supplies. I think is it every month. Montel every three months Remember now every once temps over recreation of course in in cases like that people love to play football. So they're like suckered chains. You have to make the best of your environment. So they're things that people would gather around in do just to entertain one another by. I would not wish. I don anyone at all and much thoughts again. If you the stigma of just being resi renewing the come and when you're outside of the come people know they know where you are especially when you're in school even when i go scholarship and i went to high school. Outside of the cam destig- mild was still attached to end to my other friends star on the scholarship with me. You know everyone this sport. No all decide. The refugees in the wasn't scholarship giving to ranges only that or leave refugees. They would of course. We doubt scholarship. You can't go to school so barra organizations like you know how words vision what vision wasn't available for instance organizations in the west will come to come in and and Try to support education of food lion. Anything that's also this Church actually called webster Church came the for a scholarship to students who are smart and potential. So i was fortunate to be one of zamindar scholarship and for example even in high school new in the dining hall and you sponsors came to see you or if they have any announcements instead of the teacher to say okay. I'm going to look for this. Go individually do not do that went on onto whenever is an assembly in a huge generally are now you're the wreckages Like do you have to talk to us. But it was one of those things that i had to i had to do. It's centrally. i didn't finish about comb. I than my family got resettled to conduct and move to canada To finish high school. I went to uni in mind. Ryan university degree Did my masters. But i do wanna ask because of what you just about the principle. Just you know saying this percent is needed upfront. Whatever why do you feel that people attach negatively to the word refugee. Why is it that. Refugee people are seen as less than the rest of the non refugees in european. And what is it that we can do to correct that stigma attached to the word refugee. Why think is that sense of belonging identify anyway. Isn't it so we all want to belong to we all onto bill. We have identity. You know who we are. And if you are refugee means you don't have to family. You don't belong here kind of a fatal so when someone thinks oh you're not. Why are you here awin. They don't know you that well they just push you away and also sometimes especially in canada and other countries people think that when refugees come they are budding to the society and for the gulf national. Even with money while you were moaning on people but they come in the other school Actually have to pay back the government for Use snow like they're giving you the government is just taking your tax money or whatnot. Bring somebody to the country. Enough talk about people think that refugees coming here for free and the yes. Government does pay for certain things are front but everything you need to be paid back as after you. So you'll have to pay back is now is not giving for free contributes conscious annual Refugees contributed to the economy. They don't just come in and and rely on the government's or whatnot. They pay the money back and before you pay. How are you going to be back. If you're not working or doing anything productive members of society and that's to pay their funds I think it also is also a ball. Is racism assualt right. So if your blood It's not like me so they don't belong. Here are the specis he job. I don't where he the don't belong. You can physically identify someone who does not belong to the land that belongs to you because majority of canadians on muslims or or the radio show So is that sense of belonging on identity and it will to identify will belong and who doesn't belong which is very stupid because the land is used the not now. they're not making noise so lie. Can you move to the site and absolutely move over in our c. Thank you so much. Like there's nobody has claimed indigenous people so i wanted to talk about the impacts of living in refugee camp on a child. And you've already touched that. You talked about the possibility of abuse rape being kidnapped the lack of education. You know you said that. Over and over and that's huge. I think that is for me. The biggest impact is that the lack of education. I want to also touch on. People supposedly have who come on the guy's or refugees but are really not refugees so they want to come to wherever canada the uk the us but they are not refugees. So any advice that you want to give to these people or anybody else seeking to come through the refugee street. I mean it's quite unfortunate that out system everywhere. All that there are humans is gonna be corruption. And even you know those hosting countries that the have refugees none. Sometimes they took advantage swell. Some people do come in and the claim asylum blaming the something about into them. They had that experience unfortunately is bound to happen and life is not good back home so people are finding ways Sometimes i don't know if i can blame them if someone is that desperate enough to lie then you should know whatever situation that they are in must be really really horrible but at the same time you can take advantage of the system because when you do that then you're really blocking the way of people who actually need to have a status because you already have status. You're just lying that you don't right so you asked about some of the impacts of you know you can children living in constant wars. What like just imagine a full grown out odds going to war in having ptsd after serving in the army or whatnot and comparing that to a child or youth you know if a full compassion can have ptsd after being in the military. What magic child leaving that light in that. Yes all right so the implants. Oh my god. I can't even states and I am fortunate in love. Functioning knows that. It's i didn't experience wall to the on very young at the experienced. Anything at all. I looked more like the refugee life and not leaving like actual laws than i know. People have friends who have gone through that and you can tell that that really changed their lives and andy. What impacted by aids. And as much as you are resilient they have been suspended for you to yes. Let's talk about gas support system next unless talk about what we can do to support people coming into our country or wherever else as a refugee soul might not necessarily be coming to canada just anywhere in the world when we say that refugees are support for refugees in needed. What are some of those supports and that might not necessarily just be supporting them in the hosting country. It could also be supporting them where you're living at the moment so just showed us what that looks like for supports if you can volunteer if you can donate okay right rostered organization that you can donate money to that provides support to refugees out stress on that and also even in canada that when i most to candidate we know much about the system so compare on international students who moved canada for school. They can for school so they know from what to do. Already applied programs want to getting into appearance For them financially in in all the forms as you're moving to canada Then you have to all education and if you have parents who educate educated themselves this no help. Ut being show you which way to go like some false randomly picked classes we just. I kept run on passes. And here i am today in defense Amber still passionate about giving back Pseudo refugee community indus- wa apps joins forces with other used to give back. But when i moved to canada the first person Mesa is done. i think is called. Ice and snow is like the legis grant study slogans ation provided support. I really liked how people supported my family. And i decided know outlets what's gonna Force to any to to take to be able to walk like a Vanessa what's worse. And i ended up doing ideas and then i watch in that sector for a while and then i want to something mentally challenging. But i'm happy that i chose that fast in a led me to be wary of they. They're of youthful delvino. What's okay medicine or pharmacy. What costs do i need to take to get me. Yeah they're just taking random classes because there no volunteer so again. If you have organization's annual community tailored to refugees go and volunteer. We do them. Rob thing help us or to do no help them. Understand the system this other courses that you need or like what are you passionate about the options that are available. I didn't know much about like i was just. I was just walking through it. You know so absolutely no. I agree with that. I didn't I when i came back to canada. Because i was one he had been back when i came back. Best something that. I found that was really helpful so somebody suggested going to the edmonton mennonite center. For those amendments new property know that body and so data organization supports new immigrants or any newcomer to canada. And i found that after i received that support from them. I really wanted to give back on the best way. I could give back to also go back to that organization volunteer off to similar organizations to volunteer volunteer for example doing tax taxation income tax for for more for free for a long time right. So that's that's a huge one is supporting that community and also when you do that. I feel like we also at the same time we give them that. Sense of belonging greek. That chain of stigma. Thank you so much for sharing that. So we're coming very close to the end the conversation i do want to ask. Is there any question at all about you. Want to share about your experience here when you will live in here or just overall any question at all that you want me to ask that. I didn't acts that. You would like to share what i just think. That is the word itself the word refugees and i remember. What can i sense. I used to be so irritated by the community. And i do understand that. Sometimes when the media wants to gain the attention they tend to use that word because it would prompt people to read or to want to take action or whatever it is but for someone who was was the refugee before that is not a word and especially when you are no longer refugee you should not be called because new nova scotian new commerce anything. That'll you know because once a when it comes to come as a government assisted refugee the college you too much clear com wait a permanent residents on like what you were before you have incidentals. Rather have the status later on becoming a citizen by even after that i've met people lived in canada for so many years. The their citizens and everything in the still refugees are unlike now and as acting. Yeah press on the chaperone absolutely saw for me. Let me try as much as you can't not to use that word especially when And the to return to the community. Yeah yeah i agree. I would just say call them. What were the affront like if you know if that proceeds from nigeria. Just say nigerian right like the. We have to use the word immigrant. Refugee like if that person wants to be associated with your culture wherever you're just talked to the presidency. What the hell. They want to be addressed. I guess i'll just referred to them by your name. We have names. Just refer to them by name. So what i would say so i want to end by asking you where you see yourself in the next five years. What was the most open. This is not a job interview. I know. I know that we probably we get this question. Job interviews like museums over the next five to ten years that we get the job done anything that deserve. I would love to do my odyssey which then allow me to practice. No i'm really inch in. It at immigration law and if not been also very happy to own a consultant firm and providing compliance corporate compliance and am l. compliance services to the business end. Five years from now. I would still wanna believe in my best life and it is another anywhere in this five years from now by chance. No my sister at like girl is home. Kinda is home and i go home very often so i'm definitely going to be. It's just covert otherwise. I would have probably beating canada now. I feel you if i if i was in the news. Well be who needs canadian winter. Who i need france yet. So police moods I think it's really been a pleasure talking to you so far. Fine if you could go back to your younger self. So back to little mimi. What advice would you give to your younger self. I would say to myself that you are going to do exploits you're going to sell. Life is going to be amazing of is going to be That rain that you have in your heart. You're definitely definitely gonna see it. Come true you're going to get law degree that you really really want to right now. You're going to live in paradise eventually with your beautiful family of god is good. I am so grateful. I would sue goddamn virtual to the kenyan government To france that mets along. Life's way who have helped me to be where i am today. So yeah thought is good. Yeah it's been a pleasure talking to you. Thank you so much thank you. I love your podcast logo. You're doing on fair. thank you very very much. I feel so honored when he adds meals like. Oh my god doing amazing. Y'all like really is 'cause sometimes. I just sit and i i usually watch your Your videos on youtube unlike. Oh my go- you're doing so great also refreshing refreshing saying to people that i know having this deep conversations that would help. Somebody and youtube is the world. You just don't know who might use. I am so glad you're doing podcast. I'm so bad. Finally eleo pub house vialli communist. Let's go find ourselves there. Let's go do amazing baynes and less go support black women girls and men and boys because they really need that like you said one thing i like about youtube is that even for our people back home who may not really be in the best place economically. Most people have access to data. You know. that's that's what i hear back home was access to intimate even if it's just for a few moments a few times a day and i'm hoping that with this kind of positive information out there you going out this setting up your non for profit platform that will support new commerce eventually and then persons like ourselves green bay campaigning. Talking raising awareness. Someone somewhere get hold of these videos at would inspire them to stay positive. Include through whatever challenge facing at that even the video. Dwi murphy story. There was this boy commented on the who was still in the comp literally still leaving with and i'm sorry. I just take longest need he. He commented cycle hearing was released by video. And he's still living on just samer video giving some hope that that eventually he is also banks will have a happy ending or something like that for me is. I'm glad i did video. Took me a while to get there you know. And that's why when people saw the lord about suicide bomb. That i made a and i guess the older you get the less capable people single-season so you more confidence in you are in your pass and everything you just laid out then the right people come in your life and love you regardless for an office in by oh. I don't let specimen. I don't want us to discuss ankle. She's dishes up. Visiting the right. The right people love the regardless. He commented that and i was really touched. And that's the whole point of posted online. Plus you just don't know firing and to you might be strengthening school. Stop forms that are available and globally restrict head because in africa or something. So yeah thank you so much. Thank you so much amazing. Thank you for sharing that. Thank you so much squeezed. Take care. I know this is to talk about in old shape or form trying to eat traumatized anymore. Just hope that might so do take care. Thank you make you. 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Episode 244 - Spider Monkeys Are Everywhere!
"The following program is produced by the talk radio network. Right. Is it? Call him knock whose line is it? Anyway. You're listening to tech talk radio. I don't know how it works. It's a whole magical stuff to me. This is talk radio. I'm mainly Taylor. I'm Justin lemme. We other show that encompasses technology and video games and the internet and everything else that. -nology revolves. Yeah. Kevin meet because be honest with you. You know normally when we do the show, do I sound different yesterday? Do I do it sounds like you're here in the room with me, because I am because he is he has actually I'm actually in the tech talk radio studios in Tucson, Arizona. Let me ask you, why would a guy who lives in Denver decide to come to Tucson in June? Well, first off, I'm not a smart man. No, I came down and take care of family business, and I happen to be here. And I'm like you know what? Let's stop by Andy house and do show as it's so cool. It'd be honestly, it's cool to see you. It's it's been about since I saw you last almost two year about two years. Yeah, because Eric will actually Eric wasn't even born yet. Yeah. So over two years, then, wow, we've almost three to get slick in here was trying to get Broadway in and they were not available, unfortunately sorry about it. It'd be cool to reunion to have everybody here. Right. But you know, we got us and that's all that matters so early. And now if you have a question for the show, you can reach out to us, our telephone number seven seven seven ninety five eighty five two area code if you happen to be listening online, feel free to call that number and lift, you know, if it's during the week and something has popped up bull train answer. Sure. Absolutely. We will take messages. So let me ask you, what do you think about Tucson, it's an odd while it's hot? I'm not used. It anymore. I mean I lived here. Let's see two no ninety seven through two thousand three and yeah, I got used to it. But now that I live in Denver, Colorado. You know it's a big chain. I come back. It's so funny because we're hanging out in the back patio and, and, you know, in you and your wife Gloria, you know, you just chilling you know I'm like, I'm going inside. It's hot and you're like, oh. Not even hot. Like ninety degrees. Like, yeah, this is nice and cool. I think I said to Gloria I didn't realize Justin with such high maintenance on sunscreen. But no I totally understand it. You know when when we go back and visit, you know, Orange County, it's a little cooler there. But people use, so that's why a lot of you know, love our listeners that listen here on KGB y. I think they hate the term snowbirds, but there are people what they do is they Lee and go back towards cooler. You ask me, let's smart. It is smart. I mean yeah you're living in the perfect climate year round. You know, you're living in up north in the summer, where it's seventy five eighty degrees. You come down to the south, and the winter, seventy five eighty degrees. You know, I mean yeah it's smart. If you've got the money to do that, you know, you, do you, man. One of the one of the things that a lot of people don't maybe don't know if you ever noticed. We get a lot of call centers that are here in Tucson. I used to work for one of them back in the day. AOL. AOL. Broadway Ruth rough. I want to say something moved around when there was a call center there. And then, and then, you know, when AOL kind of went the wayside, you know, the, the abandoned that building, I remember, just like two years ago, I looked up the address and I saw Google street maps, and it was just a blank building, like there was nothing there anymore. I'm like ooh. Yeah. A lot of fun times or had in that building there. I tell you that much some of the questions like for, and let's face it, I know for a fact because I've gotten emails that we have listeners here in green valley and around the world. That's still use AOL. They soil. Do are you going to ask me, what are some of the questions that you would get like as an AOL customer service Representative? Male, I tell you, some stars. No, I've had people. I had people that would call in just furious. You know, and my job was to try to, you know, tone them down. I mean just like listen this calm down calm down. Let's figure this out. You know, I want to castle how guys how, and I'm like, okay, let me, let me try to work in your problem. And there was a couple of times where I could not calm them down. And they were like I cannot log on and no matter what I do. I cannot log on. I just want you to cancel my account. And so I would like okay and I'd click cancel all of a sudden in the background of the call. I'd hear goodbye. And I'm like thinking. What was that? What did you just do? Like I cancelled your account, sir. You told me to cancer he's about, but I didn't get my Email like you just told me you couldn't get online. Yeah. So I meant that I couldn't get to the internet. I'm like, okay. Well, you know what? I just cancelled your account, sir, you told me to cancel it have a nice day. But the, the most famous one braid this was not me. Okay. But there was a co worker of mine who did gosh, I don't even know if I can even tell this on air, the mentally challenged spider monkey. Is that so there was a caller came in that asked about how to install AOL and the guy tried to work with them, right? Like thirty minutes to figure out how to install AOL now. I mean you and I have both installed AOL and probably as many of our listeners have installed AOL. It's simple. It really is. Remember the you'll get the and then or the diskette usually it was big. So suddenly it was. To diskettes remember that I don't ever remember the too dizzy, I just remember the single disc and you just literally pop it in your CD drive, click the install button, and you're gonna go this guy could not do it or lady. I don't know who it was. Yeah. But they could not do it. And he, he broke he snappy on. Oh, he's nap and he goes, listen, listen, this is a reprise of what was actually said. I have to. Years ago. This is years ago, and I also have to keep a PG, okay. But he's like, listen. I just want explain something to you. Dear caller at America Online. We, we laboratory tests are software to make sure it has the most easiest functionality possible. In fact, we laboratory test our software aunt, spider monkeys, and they can install AOL, we're now we're talking about deficient simians, who throw poop at each other, when they're mad and they can install AOL rate. And this is what was said and the guy obviously got fired right away. Yeah. But it was a legend that went around the call center that this person said that and his fact I have actually taken that story as my own from time to time because it is just too much of a perfect story. It's good to let somebody else have the credit for it. I don't know if that was actually what was said. But that was the legend that went around the call center was that there was the spider monkey crate, and yes. So. That was probably the biggest one, we've ever had I have I have heard the stories never experienced this myself were somebody would call in and they'd be looking for help, nothing's coming up on the screen, it's not working, and it's difficult because you really can't see what they're seeing. It's like the jets earlier, he, he really meant I couldn't get on the service or it could this, where it's finally somebody said, do I have to plug the computer in oh my God. As you computer turned on Sern. No, I mean I get that. But I got I actually kind of pride myself use AOL really helped me as an IT for the long term, because I was able to well, not able to I was forced to try to imagine what my users are looking at. Yeah. And so I had to be able to figure out a way to walk them through the different things. They had to do to fix the problems that were so like for like with. I did a lot of MAC support. Right. So I'll be like, okay. Click on the apple of in the upper left corner. You see the word finder Kayla's click on finder. And then then what you should do as you move your mouse over to the center screen. She a window pop up and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And I would walk them through the procedures in my mind. I'm a magic what they should be seen, because not always did. I have a MAC, computer there, next to me to be able to replicate what they were doing. And so, you know, time-to-time they would like well, I don't see that. Okay. All right. Fine. What do you see on your screen? Well, I see this computer or whatever Matt, yacky, yacky HD. I'm like, okay, so, again, click on the apple, but, but it really helped me. Because now even now I still use the skills that I learned at America. Online to be able to help people that I do in my current job as a network, engineer not so much as often but it does help me. Help me teach people how to do what they supposed to be doing and really appreciate that. I want I just wanna say, I appreciate what America Online, gave me as an IT. Well, honestly, let's, let's face it, we kind of pooh-pooh America Online now and more minded. Who were CompuServe? Yeah. But honestly, they did provide a stepping stone in out of the Lutely. Absolutely. And I applaud them for that if it wasn't for America Online, and CompuServe, and prodigy, and all those products number products. Yeah. Yeah. Netscape. I mean, if it wasn't for all those companies that we, we probably wouldn't be exactly where we are today, and as they evolved, I think, people they kind of understood it a little better. But once in a while you still going to come across a user that is maybe not as savvy and that happens. And you can't feel the things a lot of people feel, will, I feel I feel like I'm I'm not able to do this. I don't feel a hundred percent smart. We don't have you don't have to. But most people grew up with computers at this point, there's a lot of classes, like even here in town. We have a lot of Sada I know GV. Are they, they have different courses throughout the and people shouldn't feel? Like I know too much or I knew too little to take them if you need a refresher not, everybody was able to just pick up a computer and figure out how it worked. Sure. And many of us have expect you to be able to take part, computer and put it back together. But I am expecting to be able to know how to open up a browser and get to Google dot com. Okay. My mom got or self. She used to do something that would just drive me nuts. I over there and was like I came to visit, we'd have about two hours of visiting having a Cup of tea, maybe a couple of skeletons and always left spending time with people, and then my mom would say, oh, he's having little issue, Andrew with a computer. Can you help me? Okay. So we go in and I look at it. Okay. Well, yeah, let's go ahead and do this. We can fix this. And then she, I'd say, oh, why don't you go to the internet and do what she would do is. I probably know was going domain name, go to earth dot com. Okay, doctor. So what you do is go in the search bar. Yes. And type it and back then when when Google and all of those were getting more and more listings, it would be a little harder to find stuff, even if you typed in the domain, it wouldn't necessarily, come everything was going into the search bar. Well, I mean now I mean, Mesa does that to my wife currently, she, she'll, she'll up as a network, engineer. Yes, it's still open up chrome. Right. And doesn't realize that, that the search bar up above the URL bar is a search bar as well as a URL bar. So she'll type in Google dot com. Yeah. Go to Google and type in what she's looking for, I'm like, MISA. You don't need to do that. Just typing what you're looking for, in the bar up, top, it will do the same thing. You're just adding an extra step. But, you know, I love my wife, but she's very stubborn with that. This is the way she learned it, and this is the way she's going to keep doing it. I find that with a lot of different things technology related. Now I have a smart home at home. Yeah. How, how does she get into? Yeah. No, no, no, no. I'm afraid that if I make it to smart, she's gonna end up locking herself inside. But yeah, but I'll tell you a funny story and that's a stray. But so we had an alarm system on the house, and we lived in California and. I think we were in Atlanta doing a morning show radio convention, and we asked a glorious mom to go in there and take care of something. And we told okay here's the alarm code and everything else. But we didn't tell her how to do the alarm code or when it was our fault, and beautiful woman went inside there. And. Thirty seconds after season there. She went outside sat on the front yard and was crying. Poor woman, the police showed up, then they called us, which is she said, I'm never going to house again ever. I don't blame her and that's that's the thing. Sometimes we as technologists have to remember not everybody understands just say, MRs super smart. I know she is she's absolutely super smart. But I think it's like it's a part of I don't know. It's a part of her just doesn't want to learn the new stuff. And I think that's really where the blockade is she refuses to learn the new stuff, unless she absolutely has now that's the hardest part, though, is this technology is evolving. But I know but thing is I've made it so simple. That think you that in mentally challenged spider monkey can do it. I'm sorry. That's the title of the show, mentally challenged monkey. No. But I mean, like okay, for instance, like if I'm on a business trip. Okay. We used to have a problem where our TV or maybe it was like something about the TV was like it, would it would freeze, up or some. So in order to do it, you'd have to unplug it. So what I did was I was gosh. Power connector, too. Well, I added a power Kim, but I color coded the cables. Oh, good. And then I print, I printed out a list, I'm like, okay, if the TV doesn't turn on look for the blue cable and plug it and I put their pictures, I put pictures of it fair. Okay. If the XBox doesn't turn on look for the red power cable, unplug it plug it back in, and then I would also like to watch TV press this bun, and I took a, I took a picture of the remote doesn't be the toughest. And I'm like, okay, and I took a picture and I pointed to the power button on the picture press this button, right here, then take the XBox controller press this button. Okay. Now. And I took a screen shot of the guide of the guide of the TV rate. Okay. Click this button here to go to the guide. And then click your channel, and bam, and it was like a seven page document for her, and I swear to God two days into my business. She's like, TV's not working. I'm like, how was this possible? I have given you the keys to the kingdom. Right. And she's like, I don't know. I don't I don't know. I'm just gonna watch TV. I'm like, no. You know, you, you aren't going to watch TV woman. I am going to make sure you're watching TV. Now walk me through it. He's my AOL skills like okay, what do you see in the TV nothing, blah, blah? So then I ended up fixing for. But it's like a part of it. I feel like she just doesn't want to learn and refuses it should just work. But, you know, sometimes it can be it can be frustrating for users that have been used to using things a certain way. Yeah. Right. And it's not them. It's the company that changes it. Of course, the company comes along, and they say, oh, we're going to do interface, then, suddenly, you're lost. You're like I don't know how to do this. Yeah. Everything changes. So don't, don't feel you know, like, oh, I messed up right? I don't know. No, I always learn. I yes. And I went on a teacher you got you gave a great idea for our listeners Ingraham Dahlie that their kids, the grand kids, come and help them. The technology have them give you a document as yes, perfect, first step by step document, and with, with pictures and screen shots because, you know, they might teach you whether there and then. The leave. And let's say, I don't know two months later. You just forget you ever forgot it happened to me, the shoutout to Ron white, right? There is. Yeah. The whole year. I forgot how many anyway but yeah, you forget. And then you're like, okay, how do I do this then go back to that document? Tell your kids or grandkids or whatever make me a step-by-step troubleshooting document. Because it's so much easier to follow a troubleshooting document. I a few years ago, I saw this on, I thought it was amazing because most of the time most most of the listeners that have gone into by Iraq, we call them rack models. That's a computer. You look at you. Oh, that's a Dell or that's an HP. I'm buying that. And you buy it, you take it home. You plug it in now, a lot of the windows windows, OS ten windows version, ten right now is actually pretty easy, because it'll actually vocally prompt you and tell you, okay? Here's what we're gonna do. We're going to set this up. So the goal is to set up the computer, but back just even a few years ago, you'd go plug that on you'd be like, okay now what do I do you be loss? What programs do I have? The whole bit. So a few years ago, I found a small builder and a believe there in the Tucson area. And I wish I could remember who they were. So what they would do you go in you by your PC. But it just like like Cathy's does with her sewing machines, right? You get a lesson. Yeah. So you get a basic less than I think, any any of our independent builders of computers out there should probably look into that. And I bet you could sell yourself some Peter's even more so okay? I agree with that to a certain extent. But I also found that I've seen different lessons that have been given any thing is the lessons are very vanilla. I mean, they're just they're very wide, and, and we need. No. Well, yes. Okay. Yes. I agree with that point of view. But I believe that I think that, that there should be a little bit more personnel personal attention to, like, okay if a user comes in and says, you know what I, I know how to open word pad. I know how to get to the internet. But right. Are you controlling my computer a movie? So they wanted to look up something real. We're sharing a computer. Yes. I didn't know that. No. I thought it was my own computer. I was I was going to play some games on what we're doing the show. Grab thank you know, I was going to say that. I think that, you know, use it comes in and says, you know, I have a lot of power outages in my house. Right. Tell me how I should be able to recover from those when I moved on my computer, and it says windows, do not properly last time or something like that. You know pass it those kind of things like the special situations. Now, I know there's a million special situations out there, but I believe that computer makers should be able to spend a little bit more time. And it comes from a little bit of my experience with, like with. I mean it was just a very short lived career. But I told cars were BMW, and when we sold a car for BMW you didn't just hand them the keys and say, no, here's your car, right? We would spend up to five hours I spent my first my first sale I spent five well more like four and a half four and a half hours going through every detail of that car with the buyer. We went through excuse me. We went through the manual. I taught him how to program the radio stations I taught him how to type in the GPS coordinates to their house. How? Save that I taught him how to turn on their windshield wipers how to set the cruise control how to lock the glove box for the valet mode. I mean, every little detail that my friend has customer service that is that is. So they learn the whole spectrum everything, besides, like you said, they may they may not remember all of it, but you know what they can't come back and say, nobody ever taught me that do you remember back in. I want to say maybe early two thousand nine hundred ninety nine somewhere on there when computers were really growing more and more households will have them. And, you know, there was a recent study that said, there's more than two computers. In a household now with a laptop a desktop, it tends to be the case. And even our smartphones our computers. Now, there was a guy and he would come on TV and we'll see you know, he was likely challenged and folically. Yeah. I get it now. And it would come on TV he would offer classes that you could get online, right? Yet online, then or DVD's, and the DVD's were great and people, I want to say it was professor teaches, but I'm not sure. But I know the name sounds a little bit familiar, right? But I don't know if that's actually the one name was John something, and he's been on the show, but we're talking so many years ago that over over fifteen years ago, we had him on. But if you go to professor teaches dot com, that's one of those outlets out those sources. And again, you can do all of this usually find a local MAC club, a PC bass club, and you can get some great help in those clubs and don't feel when you go into those clubs that you have to know it all you don't that's the whole knowing. Yeah. Professor teaches I'm look we're looking at the website right now. Definitely seems a really good. I really good place to go get the diss interactive learning expert instruction. Yeah, but in the matter of having the time to do a sure sure, sure. Offer. The offer windows ten windows. Eight office, twenty sixteen up from like access. Excel outlook PowerPoint word they offer. Quickbooks great program. Yeah. They offer a lot of stuff there. So you can you can find that extra instruction or you know, if you know somebody that is going to college, don't I always be careful about inviting a stranger in and letting them play with your technology. But if you have somebody's kid, he's going to college, and they wanna make a few extra bucks. Yeah. This is a good way as well silly. Professor teaches actually is not that bad. So all right. I we have an Email to let me, let me read this from a lean. I leaned says, I can't locate a post this. We had posted on tectonics where you had info about backup for photos of my daughter's phone was stolen out of a fifth grade class yesterday. My daughter never backed up her photos, lesson learned, Shannon. L G twenty somebody turned it off. It's been reported stolen. So I'd love to have the info. You. Shared when she gets her next phone. Sure. Thanks. I lean. So you showed me something yesterday, you got to town. And I thought, well, this is pretty cool. It's the ability that if a photo is taken of your son, you're here. Yeah. That photos automatically uploaded to the cloud. Right. Not necessarily know. Okay. So he was Google photos. Right. Okay. So what we had to do and Google photos was we had to set. It shows a selection of photos with people's faces in it. And it's like do you want to tag, this person with this name or whatever? And then once we tagged, it's tagged. Eric my son Ray me, so my wife and myself and I was like, okay if there's a photo of myself, I'm sorry. No, not myself. Yeah. If there's a photo of myself or Mesa, or Eric, whatever share it to me. He said, the same thing, the photo of myself or Eric whatever been shared to Justin. So, you know, so we have automatic sharing going on where, you know, if we take some photos of Eric, it'll just pop up on my news feed. Oh not my newsfeed. But like my Google photo stream, right? Those awesome like it too good idea, what I was recommended to her is a little flash drive. It's called. I expand I've never heard of that, and it's put up by sandisk. And if you have now is I e x p? I XE PND. The letter I and expand expanding. Okay. So it comes in your spec- comes in lightning bolt and what you do is you plug it in your phone, and you have download the app free app and again Santa's puts us out, and it will give you the software for moving those images, and I agree using Google photos, probably the best way, but it will move into that little flash drive, then you can take that flash drive put on your computer which is put away, and you get them with a lot of storage as well. Cool. All right. We'll take a quick break. We come back, more of tech talk radio. I'm Andy Taylor. I'm just let me find this on the internet tech talk radio dot com. Welcome back to tech talk radio. I'm Justin lemme. I'm Andy Taylor. Thank you for tuning in. Yes. Absolutely. And I'm here into song at the two tech talk radio studios, and you're always looking for your questions. So feel free to Email us tech is tech talk radio dot com, you visit us on the World Wide Web. Also. Are you trying to Rick roll me? Yep. He's pulling a whole justed is like pulling up stuff on his computer screen. Yup. What happened? I give. There were very on computer. My very Ellen. We're sharing a computer actually right now. So I just keep pulling up random sites for him to look at, like, what the heck? I do love the dog actually theories a. This is. There isn't website, actually in you do search for it do for Rick. Ashley music generator. It's as Rick. Ashley music generator, that allows you to create your own versions of never gonna give you up way. Make your own remix, and it's a little different. It's a little different website link. It's from dynamo labs, and that's D. I N A H, M O E labs. So click on that going click on link there, so make custom. So it's dynamo labs dot com for slash Rick. Ashley. L E Y start, you wanna create one. All right. Here we go. So do Justin's going to create his own don't know if I how do I do this. I click on the click on the red there. There we go to oh here starting up. Here we go. That's why. All right. Go ahead. Okay. So every right. All right. So it has a different sound right? Do the hip hop. One up. I like that, right. Now the three is to love one with the cloud thing. What the heck is that? Tex-mex Tex-Mex later. I don't like that. Even spanish. The end. Oh my goodness. Kim. Justin his creating. It's all just by pushing button. This is pretty cool actually. Right. All right. All right. We're you wanna create your own. Go to dynamo labs. It's DNA. H M. O eal, labs dot com forward slash Rick. Ashley, this is actually really cool that the website of the week right there. They really should be. But again, you could share so you create your song. Give them right. Sound and the, click the share button, you could share it with your friends really cool. And it's a neat way. You know, just one of those ways technology allowing you to be creative. Speaking of that speaking about creativity get a lot of questions about your three d printer like, yeah. What does he make that thing? Yeah. Right. So what is your latest project? Let's see. The latest thing I made was a couple of made a couple of different keychains, limply Keating with names on them for like kids around the neighborhood. Marie the latest big thing. I made gosh, you're working on Darth Vader. Well, I was working on Darth Vader's of figuring that's gonna stand about twelve inches tall. I finished him, but the connectors are not connecting properly. So I gotta get my demo tool out and do a little fine tuning on that. Let me see. I don't even know. I don't even know what my latest big news. You look at forty getting back home to create some ops -olutely I'm fiend. I mean, it's an addiction once you once you get going on three D printer. I mean it's like whoa. What can I can make next? What can I make next right? And, and you know some of you guys out there listening. You may be living next to or near a FRY's electronics FRY's, electronics had a major, major sale on filament. I even thought about driving out there. My God is about an forty five minutes away. So a typical kilogram, filaments spool is about twenty five to thirty bucks. Right. They had him on sale for seven ninety nine at FRY's, and people that knew about three D printers. Right. They rated fries stores and they cleaned them out. I mean, well, I'm seeing pictures on my forum on my Facebook groups that I'm in people what going home with, like twenty or thirty kilograms worth of filament and every single caller in imaginable me on green. Neon pink blue white black red gold silver, whatever they're bringing them all home. And they're like, yeah, I've got an a film into last me for the next month. Wow. That's amazing. No, you know, it's interesting, you bring up that point we we're talking at the beginning of the show about training getting help, actually, how do you feel about Facebook groups and what they can do on? Learn more there's a couple there's a couple of groups that I was in and not just three D printing. But shirk. What about some other sources as well? Well, you will learn to play golf, you could do that right now. But there's a lot of groups now. I mean, you gotta understand social media is social media, and it's, it's, it's a different kind of beast. So you're always gonna find people in groups matter of its forums, or on Facebook or on read it, they're going to be elitist. We're going to be elitist, they're going to treat you like you're lesser than them. They'd be like oh, you don't know how to do that. Isn't it? You know. And so they're always going to treat you like that. But for the most part, I found a couple of groups now when it comes to like, three printing the one that I really like 'cause I, I use an ender threes from Creole, which you just found on sale. I also found it. Yes, Amazon, how to flash sale. They just had a flash sale on creativity. Enter three three D printers fifty percent off. It was a hundred and thirty three dollars out the door. And I'm like, oh, my gonna totally what about a second printer because I about three hundred for mine. Now, if you bought a second printer, that means you could speed up the process because a lot of pieces are printed in multiple pieces, so you have one piece stop where move it reset it. But the new piece in print it. I mean, I know people that are on YouTube. There's a lot of YouTubers out there that, that do a lot of like a good for the community. I see their workbenches. They've got seven or eight printers setup you know, they're, they're printing all the time. I'm not like that. Now going back to my thing about the people, the groups it all I guess it depends on how you phrase your question. If you go into a group and you're like oh, are they? Like he's how it doesn't work. Okay. I see what you're saying. Hey, then they're gonna like, dude. What, what, what is happening? You gotta tell us more information. Of course, you're going to get a little pushback on that. But if you go in and say, okay, I have tried to print, this particular piece seven times, I have leveled the bed to make sure it's level I have a justed the xtop I have adjusted the all these just I'm, I'm not going to get into technical details. But if you provide the technical details of what you've done to fix your problem. And you say, look, I'm still having an issue break nine point nine times out of ten you're going to get some serious help. That's what if you go in there with an attitude and your leg. My predators at work, and then I, you know, stupid. Right. People are going to buy. Yeah. They're gonna tell us by. It's a shame because there are people that are not sure they're honestly intimidated. So they come off kind of brash. Sometimes sure they need when they need help. Or maybe they've asked seriously. Maybe they have asked three or four and they've been given the wrong advice. They as true. I've seen both of those situations. I've seen people come in there and go, I have asked for help multiple times in this in this particular group. And I have not received a single good answer. And I go back. I look I look I searched for that username that person's name. Yeah. And I see their post and I'm like a couple of times. And I'm like, yeah. No. You didn't. And a couple of times I'm like, yeah, you did. And I'm sorry. I missed it or yes. I've seen it, but honestly, I'm kind of a new myself, so I didn't provide any feedback, right? Because I don't know what to say. All I can do is like your post to try to show Scifo. Crypto groups to. Yeah. In a crypto groups. Yes. Absolutely. Like you just said it goes for any type of hobby any type of thing you want, there's going to be people that are going to be a holes. But the thing is, is you also have to understand if. Want help you have to go in with details. You can't just go in help me my computer while turn on. Right. Like it's what is going on. Do you have a power outage? Yeah. Well, there you go. That happens, too. Yeah. Where people have not they'll be shut off. Oh, something's wrong by computer not realizing. It's a power outage that it's speaking of that, and I definitely want to mention this for any of our listeners right now that are here in southern Arizona. All right. Let's face it. We've got monsoon season not too far away. Yeah. Was that late July early August, and it's like around? Then sometimes I could start early in June. I have a feeling it's been a weird weird. We're not down here, right? No, no, no. But it's been a weird summer this year. I have a feeling. What are you talking about summer just started, like two weeks ago or a week ago for us? How's it been a weird summer already Russ though for Tucson? We haven't seen it will normally will see it getting warmer earlier, so I have a feeling to get warmer later that I think are monsoons getting to be a little stronger more towards August. I do. At least that's how I'm warmer later. Connor later say with the storms so much for that global warming is so my big thing is during the storms people always have that same question every year, we cover this delete your computer plugged on plugged in. Do you turn your computer off? Do you, you don't during a storm to whoa? What is the protocol for do when you use a laptop, can you use a laptop to I'm gonna tell you right now. The best surge protectors can only protect you so much, correct. If you have the ability to unplug any valuable electronics during an electrical storm. Absolutely do it. Yeah. You know, you can referrals that are plugged into it everything. Yeah. Everything disconnect everything because. Yeah. Okay. Let's say, okay. Let's say you're right. You plug your computer, but your speaker system? Your your desktop speaker system is still plugged into that same outlet. But your speaker the input. The audio input is an Jackson, your computer, electricity will follow it, and it will go into your computer, if you take that so can be, and you can't just walk down, like, oh, yeah, we're gonna I'm just going to go and switch off the little power switch. The power strips switch that should do it. New. That power laws if that power switches off is not blocking anything. No. Exactly unplug it. Yeah. And yet, but yes, I mean you could go out and buy will will I have a monster cable ten thousand watt. Wools rated right. Protection plan with thirty thousand dollar money back guarantee. Yup, good luck with getting that back. Same goes with external hard drives, that's been that's been because the power the power sources than those externals can take a hit. So again, if they're plugged in unplugged, as well. If you're not home and you can't do it. Well, then yeah. Trust in your power supply, make sure you have one well trust in your power strip. Yes. Don't ever plug, your computer or any devices that are plugged into computer or do TV don't ever plug them directly into the outlet, or if you're going to get a power strip don't get that one. It's five dollars at no as a dollar, or no, no, actually, no, hold on before you say, I gotta say that some of the newer houses and mine included. My new house in two and Tucson and Denver, it actually has a whole home power. Surge protector built into the so. Elders doing that? That's it is rated that if it is a lightning strikes, the house, it's going to trip that breaker, and it's going to cause everything in the house to get shut off, before the electricity would have a chance to read it now that is in theory. I don't know how many testings they're able to do. I don't think they actually built a house, instead of a tesla coil and tested an actual lightning bolt striking a house. Now, this is in theory. But again, if you have the ability to unplug, your devices, do it the other thing is say your power goes up. Yeah. And in time, but power goes out when the power goes out. It is always wise, unplug. Yes. What happens is power comes in, and it comes back on. It's like a wave. Imagine like a big wave at the beach. You've got a wave electric city coming through, and that has been known to fry systems. If you're charging your smartphone, do not, and plug it, and there's definitely I'm saying unplugging, and also as a misnomer that. Blackout. I'm sorry. It's a misnomer, that a Brown out is not as bad as a blackout, actually brownouts now. That's when your lights will dim momentarily. Those are actually worse than blackouts because you're getting so much fluctuation in the voltage of the line that, if your lights show a difference. Imagine what pain your computer is going through trying to deal with that dip in voltage. It's actually worse than a blackout now. We'll recommend listener stick look at Tripp, lite ABC, they do make up salute power surge battery backups that will give you the ability are considered power conditioner conditioners Lang conditions. We haven't here in the studio gives you the ability to actually shut your system down with that with that battery backup so that your system can be safe. But again, you know, storms are going to become an just something to think about, we got to take quick break. We come back, the big E three computer gaming conference happened this past week, lots of stuff being talked about so talk a little bit about the fun stuff and. What you may be looking forward to. That's coming up, I may Taylor. I'm just the one. We find us on Facebook at Facebook dot com, for slash tech talkers will be right back. Welcome back to talk radio. I'm Andy Taylor. I'm justin. Lemme lots big announcements this past week. Yeah, totally we had the ABA conference. Yeah, we had e three was there anything about the apple conference. I mean, I know you're, you're an Android user, so and even more Android user after the conference. Yeah. Because there's stuff that you're hearing. They're touting and everybody's applauding and dude I gotta say one thing, but a thousand dollar amount for your monitor. Let's seriously. Oh, they're the monitor does not come with amount. So you have to buy an extra amount for, for a thousand dollars in the hack. Are they thinking athletes big? It's called the worldwide developer conference. It was held at Tim cook showed off a lot of things. A lot of people come in and on the cheese. Well, yes, they did that. But when when they came out and said, oh, by the way, your monitor doesn't come with the mount and for nine ninety nine you can buy the mount for it, the whole crowd like boot into the point where it actually threw off the presenters like he stumbled over his words, people sick paying extra for stuff. That's what apple all they do, is that all they do. You're like we'll say the main product, but in order to make it work. You're going to need to buy this, this, this, and this and this now for somebody who listening, just heard me say the apple cheese grater just so you understand what it is. And it's kinda going back to an original design that Mack had with a really powerful MacIntosh computers that can do a whole bunch of stuff. Yeah. But their pricing on them. Did you see the gosh? The pricing is insane. Thirty two thousand dollars for for a full decked out. Yeah, macro now, that's that's the top of the lemme tell you something. I like that. I think that's nice. But honestly look people to understand. And I'm not knocking apple. There's a lot of products like in the apple world. There's a lot. You can do with a PC with a right software that you need to do without spending thirty two thousand dollars. I was going to say I thought you were going to say you can do with an apple with. I'm like, yeah. For thirty two thousand dollars you better be able to do whatever the heck you want a lot, a lot of things that were mentioned my problem again going back. Is that in thousand dollar mount for a monitor in the mount? They sell that is ridiculous. It is. And it's stupid. When was the last time you ever bought a TV or a monitor that did not come with any ability to mount it anywhere? No, I never I got how stand with mine, am I going to buy a five thousand dollar monitor from apple and just laid on my desk? Are you kidding me right now? This is the most ridiculous thing ever. I mean I can't this has distanced me from apple even more now. But of us seventy other answers okay there. Another apple announcement that I actually liked. Okay. Apple is ditching itunes. Yeah. You know what I think it's about time. It is. Yeah. I, I never liked IT, but the problem is so they make this announcement and the people that here in the press the ambiance, for the people freaking out. Yes, they want my got my music my music, what's gonna happen languages. Nope. It's fine. It's fine. Your music still gonna be there. You're just going to have to access it under the three new apps. You have got your apple music. Right. You've got your apple podcasts. And you've got apple TV TV, which I've already got the app on my phone. I don't have Iowa's third shooting yet, but I've got the app and sure enough. Yeah, I checked it. I pulled up and a couple of movies that I've bought in the past are there in my library shirt, and that's good. I never liked itunes and the biggest thing was, like, if you have if you're an iphone user, and you have to like sync your iphone or back it up, you had to use itunes, and it was just so cumbersome. It doesn't he it was clunking, but now they're moving with the new s. Rain or the new MAC, OS, excuse me. They're moving the iphone management to where it should be long which is in the system. Finder. Right. So it's going to be come, just like another external hard drive that you would connect to your device. It's no longer gonna require that. I tune software to be able to backup and restore your iphone. Well, some some people have asked. They said, well, I don't understand. Why are they moving away from the ability for me to buy music, you still will be able to buy your music? Yes. But they're pushing you towards the streaming service the straighten well. I don't know of a SU services, but they're all they're trying to push your doors. Apple music, apple music is their new platform. There's no streaming. Well, it is. It is streaming, but also you can buy stuff from them on there. So it's like it's like the new version of itunes right now. What do you think about dark mode? Let me ask you, do you have dark mode on your pixel three? So that means is when you're at night, looking at it, it's not this Overbury. Yeah. Right. Lights auto Matic dude. It's been automatic with. Okay. I'm going back to my original complaint. Apple stole what's been on Android for by ten years. Okay. Android automatically pixel three. Yes, I have night mode at at every night at eight PM it automatically not only dims my light, but also turns it to more of a bluish. So it's softer. It's a softer tint, automatically. That's been on Android for years. Well, I Pat s- why? E. A. R S Gotcha years ago. I pads now going to have the new Iowa's. They have the new. It's now. What is it ipad? OS. Yeah. So, you know, you can do different things now let's hope some of the people out there that have some apps that are only for the smartphones will now have these apps written because a lot of people lot of complaints that they would like to use services like Snapchat. Sure. With on the ipad. Yeah. And they can't do that on the ipad. It needs to be an actual an actual phone type of service. So now they're hoping that maybe that will mean that they can use it now on their ipad, just other ways that they can post lot of people still want to be able to post from their desktop. I was excited in a couple of things. One of the other features that I will save you have an iphone with thirteen and say your friend wants to listen to your music you now don't have to do a y connector from your device. You know, pairing from one head, followed by another Dongo from apple now you can actually pair them similar to what you could do with the battery features that you can with the Samsung the reduce them, which I love me, I'm Lanier that battery and share that guess what that blue to sharing feature. Yeah. It's been on Android for why are new. Knew he was gonna go there. Here's. All right. So nothing in there now through and made you say no, it's in moving apple. You don't want that big thirty two thousand dollar. Quadra big computer now. I can buy that same computer for about ten thousand I'm thinking, even less probably, yeah. I'm being generous view are overly. Why are you being so generous to apple because I hate. Let's talk about another big event that took place. This one's fun. Microsoft, many other vendors were there at the big e three expo. Now, if you wanna get info, here's a website, e three expo dot com. It is everything games games. What is three sent for electron IX entertainment expo? Right. I thought and I've been to eat three in Los Angeles. Over the years, talk radio is broadcast from there. Yeah. Mine. But I guess I lost it was even knew us when the show was among ring, but for those yet to understand games are not now just the games that you would play on your PC. You get a game on your PC. This encompasses not only consoles XBox PlayStation. Nintendo, but it encompasses PC MAC, Lennox gay, your than GameBoy device. Your mobile devices, your smartphones, tablets, even your appliances. Because trust me, there's going to be technology that will allow you to play simple, easy games while you're in the kitchen on your refrigerator, you're appliances. So again, look for, you know, look for all of that to becoming because this is the big three gaming expo had some big announcements. Now, one of them I'm looking forward to his new color duty. This is because it's a reboot of the two thousand seven edition, new graphics the whole bit. Well, okay. So explain more about. So it was it was it's so into seven call of duty modern warfare that came out people loved it. And of course, we've had different games black ops four all that, since then, and now they're going to be re putting this out allowing people to play. But it's a new expanded different storyline. So is basically the same game with better graphics and better game play. So hold on. Let me rephrase that it's the same game. They've been putting out for the past decade. Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah. And they're still going to charge sixty dollars for it. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So tell me how I want that again. I don't know. I want it. Now, if you have the Nintendo, switch. There'll be some big announcements I is there anything you really said, I want to play that. To be honest. I didn't watch a lot of the three stuff, but I did. I did like the talk about the Microsoft XBox the next generation they're telling him. No, more DVD and Blu Ray. Yeah there. I mean everybody's kind of going towards that. Honestly, I don't. I don't blame if PlayStations going to do the same thing. I mean everything's going, digital man everything zone. Download so that were talking about a little bit of the next generation scarlet. Right. That's what they're calling. That's the code named Scarlett. We're talking about a little bit about that. They talked about. There was a secret code hidden in the left side of the, the announcement video. Right. But I don't know exactly how that ended up turning out it. Well, actually. No, I do. I'm reading this right now on the verge it turns out that the code actually ended up being the code for RGB, which is red green blue which is to fifty five thirty six zero that's the code for scarlet. Very nice. And that's what they're calling the new XBox. There's a little bit of a thing they're going on. And I don't know. I've, I'm interested in learning more about the scarlet, I guess that's going to be their new. I don't know what they're going to chew station user now. Well, I, I am now because I got it for Spiderman and red dead redemption, to I guess I could have gotten right Emma gems do on on XBox. But I sold my XBox, because they got a switch, you know, and so, yeah, I have places in four. I hardly ever played. I'll be honest with you. I'm right now. I'm playing elder scrolls. Online on the PC. It's been out for like six years. Yeah, but they release recently released a new update, a new deal Sihanouk Spansih in called elsewhere, cool, and they've really revamped, a lot of stuff. It's brought a lot of new players into the game. And a lot of old players back into the game. I'm gonna say man, I've not played an Emo, which is Stanford massively multiplayer online. It's kind of like world award me off. I have not played an M O like this ever Ryan. I am completely addicted to it. In fact, I have completely neglected my gaming friends that I normally play apex legends. And, and see if these I haven't even touched those games in like a month, because I am just any free time that I have. I'm on elder scrolls online. I absolutely love it. Gotta take break. We come back. I'll tell you something. I saw. I witnessed Justin just over person. He is. He will do we come back Mandy Taylor. I'm just let me find us on Twitter. Send us a tweet at tech talk radio. We'll be right back. Welcome back talk radio. I'm Justin lemme. I'm andy. Taylor. Okay. So we didn't even mention talking about e three a lot of people excited about the new Star Wars game. Yeah. The fallen Jaylen jet fallen Jedi. Yeah. It actually looks pretty good gameplay looks great. And again, you could see a lot of these previews at e three expo dot com. Some of the stuff announced this past week. I gotta say, I thought it was pretty awesome. We went to the grocery store yesterday and just it was just, you know, hanging out and the whole bit. And this case of kid like it was like doing a little dance groove, oh, and the dance Justin was, like, so cool to this kid and said, come on, you can do it. Do it again. And. All of a sudden is older brother China are doing. It started doing the fortnight dance. Yeah. And I thought you know what the way you were talking to him, the mom was comfortable. The kids were like really sad because you were talking about. Hey, gamma, dad now I know how to treat kids. Right. And like how many adults can talk to a kid about a game and I mean I thought I thought it was pretty good and actually the top it off. I told the kid I was like can you do the other fortnight Dan's that they do? And I can't obviously tell you what it is on, on the radio. But like I mean because I can't describe it, but I asked the kills a can you do it the other dance? And I was like, I just I personally, can't do it and older kid jumped up. And he's like, okay. No, I can teach you. And he's like I do was doing. He goes from list, I saw, then you do this, then you do this, and within thirty seconds. I was doing that new fortnight dance. Not new. I mean it's the one. That's the most popular when you put your hands in front of you, and behind you as you're moving your hips. Right. Right. Guess I don't know anyway, the kid literally taught me in line. Waiting to check out at FRY's, and he taught me airlines grocery store, how to do the fortnight dance I thought that was. And it was cool man. I really didn't really want to learn it, but it was cool as the kid taught me, and I'm like, okay, I'll get along on your face. I did. I did. I thought it was really cool. And the mother, maybe it was his mother. Maybe it was. I don't know who it was. But she was she was having a good time and all the other kids, they were talking do you like you know apex legends? And how did you like to think about asking? How how good are you at the game? Yeah. Like how many wins do you have that was? They have one they got more in me. Well, there was one thing. I've got one win as well. So I'm kind of them. Never went on that game. Gotta tell you. It's been cool to have you back in the studio. Absolutely. I will back in the studio. This is the first time. I bought the studio time in this one. Yes. Right. Yeah. Well, we'll have to do it again. All right. So either way, this is tech. Talk radio finance on the web at tech talk radio dot com. I'm Justin lemme. I'm Andy Taylor. Thank you so much for joining us have a great week.
Goodbye to Alcohol - How the Sober Spring Challenge changed my life - Chez
"I did some research on the theory of change in sixty six days and I kept going. And somewhere between fifty five and sixty, six days a hounded new life I slept. Well, I was happy was full of energy and I love life as I mentioned it should be. Welcomed by all of podcast from about one. With you won't say, Goodbye. Already seventy five. Polio justifying. So curious. Is The podcast. Recovery stories twin spy. Experts who for me? I'm plenty of advice on. The train and change. Her. Hello Hello My name is John. Garang. I'm the founder world without wine and I'm delighted to be back to his season two of the good by toil coal podcast. Thank you so much for tuning in. We thrilled that series one got Muslims three, thousand, five, hundred downloads and lots of lovely reviews. So do catch with those ten episodes. If you've missed any of them series one was a bit of an introduction to held without wine and the people involved series two is going to emphasize the importance of taking a break from alcohol as we launch child said for Spring Challenge. Sober. Spring starts on the first of September and provides all nine audio and community support for sixty, six alcohol for days during series two of the podcast will be interviewing people who've done also spring challenge in the past. Will also be interviewing Mohamed slower you who is the creator of Duchess alcohol free drinks which are gonNA come in very handy during the spring challenge, we came to kick off season to the lovely shares. She had about world without wine on the U. CBS mcisaac show on the radio. She knew she's drinking too much for years. She did not actually do anything for a while after hearing about world without wine, but the seed was planted shows eventually signed up for also spring challenge onic changed her life. Let's have a listen to her inspirational story. In centurian. How Tang with my amazing twelve year old son who's turning thirteen next week. My Beautiful Vajna Lacrosse Chow my cats my parrot animals are absolutely our lives. I'm very lucky I work off day, and although finances a tough because of this, I choose to a cough day as I want to spin the moons with my son and my animal. And that's worth more to me than money. It's difficult at times, but I just want to sneak in a quick word. Yeah. When you stop drinking, you save a lot of money a lot of money a allows us out of your household. Okay. So tell me when you started thinking that you you might be drinking too much show. You want to make a change I realized a long time ago. I had a problem with drinking, but I never really put any into stock drinking. I just carried on then one day I heard you on the CBS Kaisa Cher. And I heard about world without wine. So, the thought of changing my relationship with alcohol begin but I didn't do anything about it at that stage I did absolutely nothing about it than just carried on as I was this must be about two or three years ago. Basically, am I tried I never tried to stop drinking and then I thought I should about thirteen years ago I did spend three weeks in Rehab even took a couple of meetings that it was just not my cup of tea or should I say bottle of Beer So basically fell to me they would yeah, it fell to me they would choices rehab or a and neither worked for me. So I just kept drinking. Then again, I heard you on the radio and I heard about world wine and I, became curious. and. Then I became curious about the so the Spring Challenge Beck in two thousand, eighteen signing simply I decided to sign up because I wanted to stop drinking forever and deep down inside a new there was none modern writing I knew that and that's why I signed up an how did it go I mean so spring is six bays without any wind all any all toll how guess own so it honestly, it was not easy at all I struggled sleeping I felt the praise ahead of energy but I did some research on the theory of change in sixty six days and I kept going. And somewhere between fifty five and sixty, six days a hounded new life I've slept. Well, I was Hepi was full of energy and I loved life. As I mentioned, it should be. I felt present in the moment and I love spending time with my son I could clearly remember watching him the part in a color run. And I remember the joy of seeing him run and color pass bursting around in, and for once not having a hangover and not having to stand in the. Sun. Out that. Terrible terrible headache. All wonderful and I remember you quite some quite inspirational. What's up great. You are one of the leaders that to us a bit about the group and the Nice five that was going on the well, the what's group is what kept me going absolutely every day we would check in with each other. Every person on the group or something to the table It was also nice to know that I was not struggling alone who shaved the good and the bad. We gave each other suggestions and supported each other. That was a might some nice friends along the way and two years. Later, we stole frames and it's great to have other sober buddies to check in with every non again. But do you remember what you drawn instead of all call frittering soul I drink tea tea and MoD t nothing beats good covered team I do think however, there is a place for alcohol free drinks on the market for me. Alcohol free drinks didn't play a role because I drank for the buzz but I feel for people who are sociable I? Think it would definitely help them to have this to to help them along on tichy manage sixty six days all free. As I did and it was worth. Well Tom. What happened at the end of Cyprus spring? Okay I was very motivated after the sixty six days and I thought okay I can do this. I can stop drinking on my own and boy Oh, boy was that a mistake before I knew it I was drinking a game. And it took a while for the penny to draw a had to go back in my mind to remember way health good and then it hit me it was on the sixty six died challenge. Side decided to take a world without fine membership and I've never looked back. The what's up tribe is amazing in the supported amazing and here I am so yeah there's something about being able to to talk to other people on this pulse narrow. Almost impossible to do this elaine mean I tried for ten years. You know interest tried to moderate and you know I would I would manage for two weeks in length would go on a complete bender about whereas stole to them it's just so depressing an exhausting not jetties. It is most definitely and it was a big mistake to think I could do it on my own really wants yeah. I. Think we try and keep quiet about it because we're embarrassed you know we see all the people just having one glass of wine and The why why we have to have six if you had to list the benefits for somebody that you were trying to encourage to do this? What would you say to them? Well for me and I know a number of people on Group on matters for me. It's now being what I call a real mom. I. My five with my son. Do things the payment I'm they'd for him I enjoy being with him a mole present in the moment I love my son more than anything in this world and now, I'm part of his life I was never a part of his life and this is what sobriety brings to being opposed and again. I also like to bring another point for anybody WHO's book depression drinking medication for anxiety. I. Suffer from bipolar disorder. and. I could never understand why my medication never worked. I understand now was because I was drinking anybody who's got any sort of need for medication and needs some medication to work needs to stop drinking, and it is a huge benefit when you stop drinking it really is you give a chance for the medication to do its Job Yeah I was coaching someone nailed the day in and she's been seeing therapists for three years and she's on medication for depression and some assaulted catching her about six months ago, and we decided that she needed stopped drinking completely on she managed it and three months in sobriety she she felt great. So. She. Stopped. Going to therapy and she tape it off the meds. And she she's amazing now so I think you know a lot of us go to therapists and we take medication. But you know we if we drinking at the same time, which is not making progress that. Not at all. Listening. To Hold. that. Why? Thank you for pointing that out. And the benefits that you'd point out trying to encourage someone will again I'd say it's sleeping. Well, you wake up you feel refreshed and it's so nice to have a good night's sleep. I can think it was years ago that I lost slipped while. The, always anxious you wake up during the night I had terrible dreams nominee sleep i. go to sleep and wake up. It's wonderful. I can truly say that's one of the big benefits of not drinking. Yeah The sleep thing is interesting because apparently, we need nothing at six to eight a cycles of our am but if we drink alcohol before going to sleep we at about one side moves on the rem sleep from showing a slight the deep restful sleep. So you know that means the over the years someone like myself for decades you never really get any rest. So the fatigue just builds and builds and a one fondly you salt sleeping. Well, it's. You just feel like a new person letting you do you do your energy everything, your skin, your energy life becomes real. You just you do need to raise than I think as you say for people who've been drinking for so many years you just don't graced and finding just being able to do that is wonderful and you mentioned your, you'll lovely son La couple of times has he have you confided in him about drinking. He wanted these kids can rely on. They. Both A. Huge motivating factor to stop drinking and I know it was really hard for him and really difficult for him when when I was drinking. I know wasn't present in his life. All that massive was drinking at it's actually terrible and I'm so grateful that I now. Can spend time with him be with him enjoy our lives together. It really. It makes a huge difference and they told him about it. Did he understand? I didn't speak much to him about it. He just knew mom drank to match and he didn't like it. It was more kinds of he didn't like it, and now he will often when he sees somebody on TV drinking or speaks about friends that his father who were drinking, he would say. Mommy knows people were drunk and it's really ugly. Side I. Think I. Think it doesn't make an impression on him. Unfortunately, it's also made of fortunately I don't think he will ever touch a drink in his life because he if you see somebody with a drink, he is put off by it. which yeah, that's how it is. I would say that that's probably a new thing. An more and more young people that are not drinking as much as we used to. You know when we with our age because some, you know, they don't really want to do their payroll. They find other ways to. Chill out renting. So, yeah. I was talking to Yohannes the guy that invented the Duchess he was saying those trends that the young people just aren't drinking it will people our age. An as we get older the health risks jus- get get bigger and bigger and more serious. So I think you know it's really important as we get older women that we've got to to shit. On sits tough. You know it's hard. Isn't it? If if I had to summarize, I would say it be a difficult saints months need stone you know, and then the benefit is compiling in and just the new normal easy easy. I gets easier all the time and the benefits can't coming up. PODCASTS from well. If, you'd like a bit of support to change your relationship with all coupled them peace check handle membership program on weld without. Line Dot. com. If you could go back in the years to the heavy drinking sh is what would you say to her? Janet I Is. It was so much when I was younger been drinking heavily for a long time, but I would tell myself to stop immediately because you don't love live life just runs polished. You you not in the moment you just you just not experiencing what you should be. Because you are always in the Catch and anxiety not sleeping stress it. Your whole life is ruled ruled by alcohol too. I would warn myself in stay away just stay away completely. What would you say is keeping you on track these days. The two things. Keep me on track. Well, one of the one of them is my son I keep sober so that I'm in the moment prison with my son, it is amazing to actually be part of. A family relationship. The other thing that keeps me. So of course is the world without wine tribe you feel accountable So it it helps to keep myself southern knowing put other people who are they who support me, which is fantastic. and. Then of course, the other reasons which are to style but there are so many health benefits losing white skin is better sleeping better. Not. depressed. Anymore, they signed many so many benefits. I remember you did some research you didn't take our word for it that sixty six days was long enough to to change a habit. So. Do you remember what you found out when you thought research? Well what I've found is that The general thing was that in sixty six days. You can change a head. So, it takes that that's the sort of time that's been proven to change the not. We automatically think it's twenty one days twenty eight days. So they're not started thinking isn't a heaven is an addiction. But then it's also mentioned that an addiction is also heavy like for example, I would come home and it was a head to open a bf his thing as I got. I was not somebody who would want to drink at seven o'clock in the morning, but it became habits and the habit of coast May to more and more addicted. I think because alcohol is an addictive. And I I read more and more and David came through that some way between forty four and sixty six days. That's when a new habit is home. So I started to put things in place as they suggested that instead of coming home and opening a beer I would come home and have a cup of tea in the garden. So I replaced the habit with something else which I found was much easier for me and I can honestly say somewhere between fifty five and sixty six days for me was the change. That's when the change cat. So we're we're about to launch a third sopa spring challenge. I think I'll have to invite you as on. Remember I. Think of the what Subgroup you convey challenge. For. You. You and. You know I interviewed Kyw the other day and he hasn't had a drink. So. If if he was to to someone about the service spring challenge, what what would you say to the? How would you? Recommend it. I can recommend it on so many levels but. I think to sign up is a good idea just to see what your relationship with alcohol is even if I didn't have to convince somebody as to why it is so wonderful. I think it's a good idea to do it just to see you on. Perhaps you need to look at why why would it be difficult? Is it because you drink too much all you addicted is it just a habit? I think it's it's a lovely idea of charity to see way you are, and of course, you've got nothing to lose. You can only gain from it. So whether you drink a lot or a level if you stop for sixty six days, your life will be better it will and I think so important isn't it for people to take breaks even if they they don't think they've got a problem you know then take a break and alcohol is. So toxic that even just taking a month of alcohol will be beneficial. You'll you'll live will be less Steph, and your heart rate will will reaches so many reasons why people should do this I think it can be a wake-up Coleman people think it's very easy and I think they haven't had a problem and then they actually do i. it's it's Nice. It's very nice to have that at a say to figure out what your relationship is. An. If people breathe through it with no problem told them and that's wonderful. You know that they can be they can be completely satisfied. They have a good relationship alcohol and embed the lucky ones the ones the obviously can have one or two doses now, and again, the ones that can keep within the safe limits which call saw a buffalo in a half of wine week. Hold. About why? Kennedy as well. I think time is up, it just remains to me to thank you and also Q. is anything else you'd like to. Use genetic I'd like to add like to first of all say thank you to you. Thank you. So match and then I'd like to mention. Thank you to you CVS mckaiser. For being on seminar to thank you if it wasn't for him, my life would not have changed either and then a big big big. Thank you to the world without wine tribe. I think without those men and ladies I would not be where I am today said you to them to those much of part of my journey as you and you CBS where Thank you shows you're such an inspiration. As, usual. I'm just GonNa pull out some points that struck me from that compensation. Not. Shehzad known for ages that she was drinking too much. But she sold at the only options open to her way or re help, and she tried both of those and it didn't stay when she had about weld without one. She discovered that there was another way to change her relationship with alcohol. Now, she found those sixty six days tough especially at first, but she pushed through and kept going, and then between fifty five and sixty five, she found a new life as she put it, she experienced a shift. A lot of people use this word on. It's so true something changes quite subtle but you feel completely different. You know that the change has stopped Sanchez computed the sixty six days and then she thought she'd be fine she the tribe because we found the WAB subgroup at the end of the sober spring challenge but she actually miss those people. So eventually she realized that she couldn't stay alcohol free without support without relating to other people on the same pulse. So was she joined weld without wine as a subscription member and she's not look back because now she's pulse of a permanent tribe. She catches up with a song zoom every Saturday and she's on what's up now and again. So we keep her on track and that's what we do. We all keep each other on track. You can read more about also Spring Challenge on weld without wind dot com, and you can actually sign up now you'll get online and community support for sixty six days, and this year we're going to record sixty six mini podcasts as well. What it will be is me reading out the email of the Jay I'm probably topping and say with. A few gems of information. So thank you so much for listening. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review till next time. If you enjoyed this podcast and please check how the world without wine subscription membership program. Is the central falls anyone looking to change their relationship with alcohol. Monterey. So even quit drinking completely. 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S. Venkatesh Be Flexible and Ready to Change Course
"Within the year both avenue the margins are severe fresher and there was a quality noting that eventually the stock hob so i lost fifty percent before i find any sort out last year so i had an lost fifty percent low low risk takers and welcome to my worst investment ever stories of loss to keep you winning in our community we know that's a winning investing you must eight risk but to win big you've got to redo my name is andrew stocks from ace not investment research and i'm here with featured guest banca tash ass thank tash are you ready to rock absolutely andrew looking forward to the let's do it i'm gonna introduce de audience do you think attach is author speaker investor an entrepreneur or all in one he has spent twenty two years and the asian markets in senior roles across listed equities with j p morgan in credit suisse private equity with mcquarry an eight m g in corporate strategy with masan group he is the co founder of strategy consulting firm diana partners and has served as director on the boards of several companies he is also the author get this listeners to this of the suspense thriller call could the lost himalayan secret which has recently been named number one bestseller on amazon link will be in the show notes in they listed equity space make attached as held several pan asia roles including as head of india equity research at jp morgan insect their head worthy asia metal gene metals team at credit suisse endorsed by you lead credit suisse asian metal teams the number one position in institutional investors survey in two thousand two am ari he was a senior member of the team investing in managing one point two billion dollars worth of funds indian indian infrastructure sector and was a director on the board investment committee member of the fbi's mcquarry infrastructure fun he lead investments in indian infrastructure assets at mp capitol investors in headache group strategy at miss on one of vietnam's largest group that's a lot that you have done so welcome to the show and just take a minute and feeling further tidbits about your lights to andrew and the thank you for the introduction obviously we've talked about what i don role life but i think one most gratifying part of this journey for me has been just being able to die worst thanks so women investment space listed did equities unlisted equity a little bit of venture capital and also a large corporate at a personal level do you know this whole journey in writing quote block tim allen secret had been an interesting one because it's completely removed from the whole investment world and yet there's some parts of what i know which used by i think that it's cool i'm gonna ask you one of the questions about about writing the book is how did you find the time did you are you a morning person a night person did you do it regularly did you do in our day did you go away on weekend how did you find the time yeah so it was more like one hour a day and a lot of the book actually gauntlet and on flights because business travel means that you spend a lotta time inadequate lounges and flights and that's actually a great time to just shut all the noise is often just focus on doing what you love and one other thing about books i always i've written for them though they're they're smaller i'm sure then what you've done but what i always say to people when they talked to me about writing books i always say hey congratulations you finished now you're ten percent done because other ninety percent is marketing it absolutely realizing that now i see that really oh yeah well now it's time to share your worst investment ever since no one goes into their worst investment thinking it we'll be tell us a bit about the circumstances leading up to it and then tell us your story sure so you know this year two thousand sixteen i was looking for a company that i could buy an old for a long time and there's this feeling of being enamored with companies that are quote unquote com pounders companies that you know you could just buy end forget and maybe go fishing or something so there is a large indian genetic pharmaceutical company one of the top seen india one of the top twenty in the world you know sales over a billion and a half dollars market cap running into billions of dollars good return on capital management excellent track record and has created the boss so it seemed to me like this would be that sort of investment it was a bitterly expensive side the bp was envy early twenties if i remember a one year power eight plus rating twentyfive percent lower than it was a year ago sorts seemed everything seemed okay and i and i bought the stock in two thousand sixteen so whether it's a long story shark the fundamental exchange and sold at the same in the world changed was this huge pricing pressure in the usa market an price is actually started it or date by double digit numbers in that year and this with the same time that there was a lot of customers consolidation happening this is also the same time the government was taking a view a drug crisis an what's taking a rather than view of products exported into the usa somehow these regulations beijing became victor an that eventually led to you know strict building inspection then burst alerts for this company like while they saw their facilities which were located in india i think the mistake i made was this i initially the view the pricing pressure will stabilize unequivocal the historical thing and i say that the company had things going for their new product launches and so on so hopefully it should save my life so i dismissed the market concerns and maybe i was a fat lazy maybe i should've done motorhome look trying adoptable people and figured out what exactly happening and the second thing was debate about the you will government taking the view off you know medicine prices and so on i say that with the sentiment which would blow over so i headed article my position initially nothing daily showed up in the numbers but within the year revenue the margins went under severe fresher and they were calling owning that eventually the stock hob so i lost fifty percent before i finally sorted out last year so i had two andrew lock you in the back court that would hurt anybody particularly when you went into it thinking i'm looking for a compound you're a long term investment you know it just safe business and all that what lessons did you learn from this experience yeah number of them actually so the way i see it is but the larger mistake was actually a number of smaller mistakes were together so i think the first is the notion that you can buy stocks and forget about investing is a lot of hard work and you need to stay on top of stocks fundamental all the time so even if it seems like the safest company in the world thinks in change but he fought i think that was the first you know editor i made going in and the second one maybe two not having not having paid attention to the margin of safety valuations so you know this is going on in the league doors open market you'll begin to feel that the stock is good and you can pay for it and which might look for some time but the problem with that is their stations are so hide a small this campaign but the stock connects quite rapidly an a mystery tasty may look similar history but in buildings hobby seventy looks really expensive i think that was the second mistake you find a state and the third part i think is not course connecting i probably dismissed market concerns maybe i should have done more book looked at yossi pissy if something was fundamentally released changing any five smith coffee i would have realized rather than holding it all the way down it's better to god's law system and get out of position that that has gone wrong by the time i finally did that and you know i'm glad i did because i do like the money elsewhere after that but i was already down now did you come to you're final conclusion to get out at the point that it was down fifty percent i think the first ones getting be armed and denying fees and getting too acceptance so accepting that the fundamentals has changed so not anchoring the order mac you had so the automatic won't pay this i think they showed at cetera stabilizing go back to the way things work freak out and sixteen i think just realizing the world has changed for this company is important once i realized that and i realize hey you know shore maybe the stock would bumps back a little bit but you know the pieces is completely changed and maybe i'd just be better off taking money off the table importing it somewhere else where you know i have vegas conviction and maybe a more long thumb and one last question before i go into some point said i cnn one last question is when you came upon this idea of investing investing for the long run where you just mainly looking for one or two companies or did you have diversification at that point now i did have numbers defecation to be honest in the last five years i would say most of my portfolio is oriented doors these type of stock so i no longer invest in the hope of making a wonder who we are quick buck so most of my stocks are things that i hopefully all plays out the way i think it should i'm hoping to hold them for five or ten years so the big realization wall in those fiber any under something changes and you're you are my unique great that they got it all right so let me summarize what i took away from the story i wanna highlight one thing which is you know we have six common mistakes that i've seen through all these interviews and i've done in one of yours that you highlighted very clearly was number five and that is failed to monitor their investment and the point is is that in for the listeners out there you heard his bio bank tash is inexperienced investor or you someone who knows the markets very well an even if you know no matter how much experience that we have we make mistakes we make wrong conclusions we make judgments and all of that and so i think that to me that's a that's that's a big big lesson about it the second part that i like to take from it is day when we invest we sometimes think about reversion to the mean reversion to the trend you know these amazing thing in the the difficult thing about investing is sometimes that work and sometimes it doesn't end you'll never truly know until after you have to make your conclusion of whether that's going to work or not and i think the third thing that i take away is investing is hard it's hard to know exactly what to do when bad news comes on a company in stock goes down you like i've done some work on this i liked the quality of this company in the management would kill we have some external factors that all of a sudden change things that's one of my big take away she said i see a lot of people go into the stock market with no experience and they just start gambling and i just see how hard investing is so those would be my take away anything you'd add to that no absolutely i completely agree with you i think it's hard work it's important but not yet lazy and i should be on all investments all i completely okay so let's now bring it down to the actionable advice based on what you've learned from this story and what you continue to learn what one action would you recommend our listeners take to avoid suffering the same fate i would say be flexible about changing matt and work really hard to monitor your investment it's a great way of referring to a changing changing the map because if the map is changed and you don't change the map you're not gonna get where you want to go so i think that's that's great so last question what you're number one goal for the next twelve months when a and partners we're hoping to work with more clients and have them when their businesses and have them grow and have them restructure drew at checkout whatever they wanna do i think just be buddy customer focused and then and then of course unlevel i've written golf course i'm working on a second book hoping to improve his own microsoft and then i ended up what he got declined when we love the book on brady hoping that's fantastic that's exciting enfor listeners i'm gonna include a link to the book on amazon in the show notes so listeners there you have another story of loss to keep you winning the find more stories like this previous episodes and resources to help you reduce your risk is it my worst investment ever dot com and as we and thanking tash i wanna thank you again for coming on the show i know it's painful talking about are losers but our listeners are learning to win as a result do you have any parting words for our audience you find to make mistakes but it's more important to realize and you made a mistake and of course i think that's more important it's been wonderful being on the
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Murder The Hit: "My Hair Is Usual"
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Fiorella Files Episode 32 Peter Hitchens, St Thomas Mores Utopia & Beekeeper of Aleppo
"And welcome to the fiorello files. I'm your hostess burell. The nash sometimes known by non to plume your maria. I'm a writer of crime. Fiction and historical novels and an incorrigible bibliophile. It's wonderful to be making a program on pretty much. My favorite subject books on my show. I will be introducing you to books. Classic and contemporary that you must treat should enjoy reading or should not touch with an eleven foot bargepole once a month ago. Saying my special edition children's book show involving younger reviewers talking about an sharing their favorite books. This week i am attempting a little experiment. I've never done a show white in way before. But i had this idea in the middle of the night which is where i get most of my ideas and this week. I'm going to review three books a nonfiction a classic and a contemporary novel. That's are all closely connected. You don't often get this. But i've realized that these three books are all very very closely related to one another. So i'm going to review the three of them in that light. The first is a memoir by the american writer danielle flood. It's called the unquiet door sir and i reviewed it some years ago for an online journal. And what interested me was that. It's inspired by graham greene. The quiet american because the author has good reason to believe that her adoptive father and her birth father are the real life characters that graham greene based fowler and pile on in the quiet american. Daniel flood describes herself as the sequel. Graham greene never wrote. Does what intrigued me about that memoir. Maybe want to writes a review about study. It and my contemporary work is a novel published some years ago by ignatius pressed by my great friend and fellow catholic writer. Dorothy cummings mclean and the book is called the ceremony of innocence and when i initially read it and endorsed it because i really enjoyed it. I had not read the quiet american. So i didn't appreciate quite how much of our homage to green the book actually is so that gives you some idea about why i'm interested in looking at these three books. So let's start off with the unquiet daughter. Danielle flood was born in saigon. In one thousand nine hundred fifty one but she grew up in the united states have parents divorced when she was eight and some years later told rather callously that the man she knew as her father. Jim flood was not actually her father not her biological father and that started in danielle floods. Mind the journey to try to find out who her father ready waugh's. Her mother was very eccentric. French vietnamese woman known as suzy. Suzanne julia who was as danielle flood puts it beautiful to the point of inconvenience and dangerous when she was bored. Have fallen was adoptive. Father that is was handsome and worked in indonesia and singapore as a reporter like one of the coaches in green novel and her biological father it turned out was a british officer in saigon and it was through a lot of detective work looking into the origins of green snowfall. That's done yeah. Flood was able to start putting the pieces together. The men wall. It's not just my least favorite thing. A misery memoir. It's not just misled asshole. Though it is a very harrowing read. It's about ago starting off life with a pretty ordinary fairly happy american childhood. You know she had a couple of sisters. She remember eating ice cream and running around to all the things. American kids in the late fifties did but then suddenly her life fell apart at the age of eight her father or the man she thought was her father walked out and just as she was struggling to to terms with the sudden loss of a father figure he came back gathered together his to real daughters and walked out of daniel's life permanently so suddenly she goes from having a pretty straightforward happy family life to it just being her and her beautiful and dangerous french-vietnamese mother i found it extraordinary as a parent reading danielle's account of growing up with a woman who was about as unsuited to being a mother is possible to be and what i felt really made this memoir a lot more complex than a domestic horror story is that she does describe very accurately and movingly one is like to be an isolated child with an abusive parents.
RFC News Desk 091 Rumored Hasbro Generations Selects For Late Summer
"From the news desk. I'm Chris with your transfers Daily News Update for Thursday April Sixteenth. Twenty twenty. We might have a little bit of new information about some. Previously rumor generation selects toys. Utah robots in disguise posted a t. F W two thousand five with an image that appears to show a portion of a wholesale invoice listing. Three deluxe generation selects figures. The figures named here had been previously found in the toys R. US Canada inventory system listing lending weight to the legitimacy of the claim the information shared today include generation select's versions of grease pit exhaust and hubcap shipping date is listed with each entry telling us that exhaustion grease pit are set for this August and Hubcap in September grease pit was originally a micro master that came with the gestation base. And so would be a modulator figure now going by just the basic shapes. It seems like this would most likely be a redick. Oh End Minor. Retool of ironworks hubcap is one of the increasingly few Audubon mini vehicle. That hasn't had proper update and would of course be a redecorate cliff jumper with a new head and possibly alternate accessories. Exhaust be a redecorate wheel. Jack and maybe the most interesting of these Dec- realized exhausted the name given to a pre transformers deco of wheel. Jack based on a rally car featuring Marlboro cigarette sponsorship a masterpiece based on this was produced some years ago and infamously met with a lot of problems because of its use of similar markings. This effectively guarantees that generation. Select exhaust will not be very accurate to the original idea but exactly how the redecorate will be handled to keep it from. Being another source of problems is very up in the air. Whatever the color is ultimately look like we should be able to expect a new head mold for it at the very least official announcements for these figures are anyone's guess at this point given the projected release timeframe a plan revealed during. Sec seems likely assuming there will be Santa. No comecon this year which seems more and more like a bad bet to take even. If there's not Hasbro could opt to still carry out. An online reveal event on the same schedule as their usual. Sec Fan media breakfast. Giving us a chance to get the same showcase of new stuff and the thousand pre orders launching all once that goes along with it speaking of preorder. If you'd like to support us in continuing to bring you podcast and blog content like this please use our Amazon affiliate links like T.F. Radio Dot net slash Amazon. A little bit of every purchase comes back to us but doesn't cost you anything extra and if you want to do even more you can be from a patron patriotair DOT COM slash T.F. Radio you'll help us out and you can get cool benefits and rewards in the process or check out some awesome. Rmc Merchandise t shirts mugs pins stickers and more at t.f radio dot net slash shirt. Everything we do is made possible. Thanks to the support of our awesome fans just like you visit T.F. Radio Dot net from transformers newsdesk updates and join us every Wednesday night for radio. Free Cyber Tron at T.F. radio dot net slash live. You can chat with us during the show or all through the week discord server at Ti. Radio Dot net slash dischord. I'm Chris and this has been your daily transformers news update from the news desk.
Washington state climatologist says Farmer's Almanac winter forecast is way off
"The old farmer's ALMANAC released its seasonal forecast and it says western Washington can expect rainier the normal winter warmer temperatures and less snow than usual. But state climatologists, Nick Gun. He has his doubts and he's joining us right now with his winter predictions and expectations. Nick. Thanks so much for joining us. Either my pleasure. So first off what is the farmer's ALMANAC saying and how accurate has it been? Will they claim that they're eighty percents accurate I I have my serious doubts about that I actually looked at their four castles from some years ago thirteen winters. Monthly precipitation totals the average temperatures relative to normal Ford Western, Washington and Western Oregon. And I was not convinced that they had much skill and their forecast. In fact, the temperature forecasts were no better than flipping a coin in precipitation forecasts for actually a little bit works. Also take a bucket of salt. All, right. So what are you seeing? What are the models telling you? Yeah. So the farmer's Almanac hazardous wetter than normal and warmer than normal. But what's really going on in the climate system is the tropical Pacific is cooling off in. It's likely we'll have weak to moderate la, Nina conditions, and that tends to stack the deck or us to have actively a cooler than normal winter especially after the first calendar year sometimes we're wet in kind of November December in La Nina conditions but not always that's kind of problematic could go out way. Right now. I would say that the evidence is not necessarily for warmer than normal winter overall in that is consistent with the forecast from the climate prediction center of no. All, right well, you talk about line Nina Radetich winners not gonNA, help eastern Washington right now, which is still dealing with fires. The fire season though has been less active than some in recent years. Any concerns about wildfires this fall? Oh yeah, definitely. So the landscape has dried out. We dodged a lot of bullets I would say, and the next few weeks look like some hot and dry weather for the Pacific northwest into the fire season is by no means over in especially, you know Labor Day weekend is coming up and young people may be getting out and camping and so forth with some hot weather and. A lot of dry wood out there. There's still the potential for major fires. So you know we gotta be careful one last thing there you know there's some changes to really hot weather on the Labor Day weekend and we we don't get ten ninety degrees too often September but just to plant a seed bear, there's that real potential coming up. So we'll be keeping an eye on that. All right state climatologist Nick Bond. Thank you so much. Thank you.
"For I know the plants are ahead for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope. and. A future. Jeremiah Twenty nine eleven. You are listening to second chance ministry radio. Jesus Ninety days with one and only written by Beth more. This. Audio version is published by oasis audio through an agreement with via Nature Publishing Group. I'm Renee Erdal. Day nineteen the enemies true colors. Before you begin read Luke four versus thirty, one through thirty seven. Stop and consider in the synagogue. There was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who cried out with a loud voice leave us alone. What do you have to do with US Jesus Nazarene Versus thirty three and thirty four. Have you ever observed clear demonic activity what were its most noticeable indications and characteristics. What are some things you know about Satan from scripture? If. Nothing comes to mind read easy cheol twenty-eight versus eleven through Seventeen Isaiah fourteen versus twelve through fifteen and revelation twelve versus three through twelve. Christ's earthly ministry had hardly been launched before the demonic world confronted him in a synagogue no less thank. Goodness. Christ isn't spooked by the demonic world. No matter what authorities Satan and his subjects have been temporarily allowed in this world system. Christ can pull rank anytime. He wants on that day and Copernican. He wasted no time a demon possessed man shouted loudly and declared Jesus, to be the holy one of God the demon appeared to desire attention. We can assume the demon was loud because Christ adamantly told him to be Kwasi jesting that all demonic. Activity is loud I'm asking you to consider that when allowed to penetrate a place meant for practices of devotion to God. One of the chief tactics of demons is to divert attention. I've seen this tactic at a recent conference. A woman began to Shriek right after someone prayed, and before I was to speak the wise and Godly woman leading the conference immediately went to the microphone and graciously. But firmly with the outburst, although I've not often observed that type of behavior the few times of experienced it, I discerned a tactic, the demonic world to divert attention. Note, that the demon seemed to be telling some semblance of the truth but we see a distortion or use of the truth in the demonic testimony he was acting as a counterfeit preacher of sorts. He could not stop the truth. So he hoped to disqualify the message by the instability or insanity of the apparent messenger some years ago a strange thing happened at. Our church, each Sunday for six or seven weeks a man who appeared to be mentally ill would stand outside the main doors and preach to US using a megaphone as we left the building after worship some of the statements he made were technically scriptural but his appearance and his approach demonstrated such instability that he did more to distract people from the truth than attract. The typical listeners tendency would be to disbelieve anything. He said simply because he was the one saying it noise and distraction these remain some of the enemies stock in trade. Praying. God's Word today father I am thankful to you for exposing Satan as the liar and deceiver he truly is i. know we must expect his noise and distraction for now as he desperately and unsuccessfully tries to avoid his fate but I hear another noise, the sound of uproar from the city of voice from the temple, the voice of the Lord paying back your enemies, what they deserve. Isaiah sixty six for six. Oh, how I long to see that day. Thank you for listening. This. Recording was made possible by the grace of God.
Brandon Scoop B Robinson appeared on Chicago's WGN 9 | September (2020)
"Joining. Brandon Robinson career of twenty years in the sports and entertainment industries. His podcast scooby radio has streamed two point one million times as guests include Shaquille O'Neal Mark Cuban Brandon thanks for being here man. All right I want to get your thoughts I on the protest as a whole do you think it was necessary and do you think it had the effect? The players in the League really thought that it would as dad got started earlier in the week. To start on. Like this. The wreath to have a plan. And I think that the plan was. Racial Equality, and. Normal Weight that are every day but I think it started really with the Milwaukee Bucks I in their questions. They, her I I can tell you that Mandela moved to the government Milwaukee's with. UNTOLD, of the buck not. appropriate. On Legislature And Motor right in the domes above word over the last day now with all thirty ACM in the arena. Holdings Chris Paul the now guy. Who Was Association. Key. City thunder registered to one thing. It's a completely separate. The. It's a star and it was a short site here we are on. Brennan, you mentioned Milwaukee you how important was it for the bucks to get started because this happened the shooting there and Kenosha to Milwaukee. I mean I would say that it would kind of the home team. A hometown issues. Would be different if you've got to run the. Raptors. KINDA striking. I. Score the Boston Celtics. What type of Their game we on Sunday, but Milwaukee knows no politics Wisconsin cardinals with politics. Needed to happen from there. Bigger Royal George. Box. Combo of flair the share. Coming for. Was a step in the right direction. Race relations continue to be top of mind for not just basketball but for many pro athletes, why is this? Like the. Be Lifted. Allowed guy would be far removed potentially from the shot that. Say That with reservations because the walking Sterling Brown on team, he dealt with an issue thou- below that with some years ago. But I think when you see somebody that looks like you have gone through some things. Are just crazy. You gotTA speak up the one of the days where you you might enjoy and say, no Republicans sneaker still Of merging that Jordan era outlived the brand. In the Mohammed Ali. Endured. Civil. Rights movement. Social Media Platform. Has Voices needed to be her. I think. We still have a long way in the NBA, is allowing players to put things on the back of their jerseys. My question to you and we've got two raps about ten seconds. What can the League what can players do next to improve race relations in the United States? Marquee. Players. To more than just. there. All right. Great. Thank you so much. We appreciate it again as podcast scooby radio. Thanks so much buddy. Man. Radio Scene You bring a coffee he'll bring the Dunkin.
An Update from Shankar
"Hey There Shankar here. Five years ago we launched this podcast not knowing exactly how it might evolve or how many people would want to listen. Producing Hidden Brain for you has been the most rewarding work of my career. It's been more than a job. It's been a Collie. Now usually, that kind of introduction signals we're going to be ending the show fear not. This announcement is about exactly the opposite we are planning to do more. Build more episodes, more ambitious episodes and connect with you in more ways. Here's the context I don't quite know how this happened but hidden brain has turned into something that is more than just a podcast. It's an important part of many people's lives. Listeners right to us every week explaining how the podcast gives them a chance to have deep conversations with family and opportunity to reflect on chaotic world. And Oasis. Your notes, the story ideas you've suggested the stories you've shared have been a great source of encouragement and inspiration. With your help we want to do more. We think there are opportunities for deeper connection, new shows, books, maybe even television and APPS. To. Do all this we've started a new production company called hidden brain. Our website hidden brain dot org will be our hub. You can continue to listen to our podcast on the podcast platform of your choice. In fact, going forward, we will be accessible even more widely than before. If. You listen to public radio program, which is currently on more than three hundred and fifty radio stations around the United States. That, will remain unchanged. There will be some changes you're going to hear more new episodes in our feed. Starting Monday, we are going to drop a new four episodes series on counterintuitive ways to understand our world into twenty. Will consider why irrational anger can sometimes be useful and she opened the door and says, you know what's wrong and I was like call the police. Relaxed whether focused on the political divide between the left and the right has caused us to overlook an important reality. What people were concerned about is essentially politics coming up in their day to day lives. They actually were not seemingly as concerned about the posing partisanship component of it. And in the midst of a year that has been tragic and dispiriting in so many ways we'll consider what's going right in the world. As long as bad things haven't gone two zero, which they never will. Then the news will always present a a biased sample of the state of the world. We hope you'll join us for that. Another change you'll hear is my voice reading some of the sponsorship messages on the show. You'd also hear new names in the credits as we welcome new produce to the show and say farewell to others. We will, of course, continue our popular unsung heroes segment. I WanNa take a moment here to thank one of my unsung heroes, IRA glass, the host, and creator of the incredible public radio program. This American. Life over the past year. or so I know has helped me think through what's involved in setting up a new production company as he did some years ago this American life. Most of you may know IRA as a brilliant storyteller for me he's also been a wise and generous mentor. Thank you IRA. We are honored to be following in your footsteps. If you have enjoyed hidden brain i. hope you will extend a hand of support as we embark on this new adventure. Please tell your friends about the show and help them subscribe to the podcast if they don't know how. We look forward to bringing you hidden brain for many years to come. Thanks for listening.
Ep. 23 - Be A Person Of Influence
"The Michael Elliott. How can you become a person of influence. While I have a big secret for everyone listening today, you are already a person of influence. You see? So often we forget the power that we is individuals possess. We literally take all of our -bility are -bility to influence our ability to change our -bility to help people, and we just set it down and we give it away. And I'm here on this podcast, especially to remind you, you are already a person of influence. Let that sink in, write it down, do not forget that. Listen to this part again and again, so much of our time. We spend lamenting what we are not and what we do not have a person of influence is not always someone who has a big stage a lot of followers, a lot of money, a lot of time. Time? No, a person of influence is anyone who chooses to actively meditate ending gauge with other people on a positive level. You're person of influence when you give money to someone on the side of the street with a sign that says, just lost my job, need to feed my family. You just became a person of influence with pocket change with a dollar with five dollars with ten dollars. You just became a person of influence when instead of keeping your head in your smartphone while walking into a restaurant, you looked actually looked at the people walking in and out and smiled at some of them. That's when you her person of influence. You see it isn't the huge, huge acts of so-and-so. Celebrity donated ten million dollars to this foundation is that's amazing by the way, but that is not what is necessary to change and improve people's lives. It doesn't have to be this huge sweeping thing. Stop setting down your power step, forgetting what you're capable of. No matter how small and act of kindness an act of giving you never know who's life you change in how you change it. There a piece I wrote some years ago, it was called, it's called one away and I wanna read it to you because it kind of was this idea I was going for, and here it is. It's called one of what one away someone somewhere in the world is one letter away from being inspired. One kind word. Away from knowing what love truly is. One call away from starting something truly amazing. One smile away from a new relationship. One talk away from finally, following their dreams. Be the person who does that one thing. You never know whose life you can change for the better at the end of your lives guys. When it's all said and done, it's all about the good that we did not about the things that we accumulate not about the records that we sat all these arbitrary things that as you age, hopefully I hope to God. You see this, hopefully you see it right now, whatever age you are, those things don't matter. What matters is who you influence, how you helped people, how you gave people Allegra up guys. We never know what other people are going through. So give them your best even if it's a passing smile, even if it's a passing five dollars to someone on the side of the street as minimal or small as that may be to you, give it give of yourself, give of your time, give of your energy and give positively give willingly that is a person of influence to you to the world and to your family may be blessed. Thank you for listening to the Michael Elliott podcast for writings by Michael and won't podcast episodes gung to Michael Elliott. Don't it.
Howard Critiques a Radio Hosts Acting in New Phony Phone Call The Howard Stern Show
"Stern show we've found a sports host one of these internet sports radio. Show the Guy. It turns out who hosts. The show was in a few B movies back in the eighties. So so we took the drops of me. Criticizing Benji performance and use them to pick apart this host He was not happy. He was very confused by all of this. So for your listening pleasure for your enjoyment on a corona virus. Monday here is Howard may calling sports show host in criticizing his acting performance from the eighties. In one scenario. Yes but again. I think it could be. Who's got the ball lest we do have a caller. I'm bored To let's bring the caller on here and see what they have say now on the air. Welcome aboard happy Friday. Hey have you ever been in a movie? Oh I've been in a couple but I never got credited by new. I swear to God my dad and I saw you in a movie last night on TV. Really Yeah Yeah what. What was the name of the one you were in? I was in frozen assets and the campus but Ever saw me in the tempest. But you saw me frozen assets I knew it. I'm going to have to look that up then taking my dad talk to you about your performance is named Howard I was thinking about. Your performance was really on my mind last night. All right. Have you ever taken acting lessons little bit? She got a scholarship in college. But Anyway we're here to talk about sports tonight to cut you off you funded the way you played. It was realistic. I don't know I mean this was like thirty years ago thirty some years ago. This is a millionaire God. I'm not busting your balls. Your maybe the worst actor I've ever seen wait a minute. I'm being honest with you. You fucked it up in my opinion. Look I mean I mean you can't even understand what the fuck you saying. I did it so I didn't have any lines. You should be ashamed. Nobody does the movie anyway. I mean they've movies out of an important scene like you. You may was screaming. Shut up the entire crew. Thought you were slow adult. I mean I now that's bull. What is this guys problem? I mean come on you know bad. That was your hotel is what? I'm saying why I like you. I really like you but I don't to see what's going on what's going on. It was fucking. Oh unbelievable And I don't know I mean just what I just. I'm putting the movie on now just to watch you. I don't eat whatever all right. Let me bring on board. See what the hell he has to say about this whole mess. South welcome aboard happy Friday. What the Hell's going on it. Now Ladies and gentlemen the worst actor ever on the you observe people and then. Why aren't that guy you're fucking oh man what just happened. That's that's funny. I mean this this society today. Good God well look. He needed a critique he got one. That's it that is really a scathing review Howard Stern show.