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Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
"Actor comedian and director Carl Reiner has died of natural causes at his home in Beverly hills California he was ninety eight I Margie's our letter with a look at his life although Carl Reiner was known for playing the ego centric Ellen Brady on the Dick Van **** show he was known as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood writer created that show based on his time working on the sid Caesar show he said in a two thousand four A. P. interview even when he didn't get recognized people know the Dick Van **** show what your doors worldwide then the big band I hope you did the Dick Van **** show defines me the last five years of my life he also played the straight man to Mel Brooks in the two thousand year old man and directed the films oh god and all of me his son is actor director rob Reiner
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
"We got a letter that we're going to be reading. Get the letter realism. US Oh God. I am so. I wouldn't want to know the person. Who wrote this slumming? Horror. Some outlet and we're going to be talking about it Oh my God it involves it's it's got sex. It's got religion. It is ever. Or violence. It's got all kinds of the it's. It's guys magic. It's basically curses. A movie it would be are rated and Christians is A. It's a hell of a thing is a hell of a thing will be discussing that later on in the shield coming up later all right? I want to start with This article that I more about addressing the existence of this article right. That it brings up from the desert news. A local MARMON paper. Yeah the LDS Church owns a daily newspaper here in Salt Lake, city. And they There's their slant is obviously. Yeah. You guessed it. Pro Pro family pro faith. Mormons Pro Mormons. And, so they have I guess. Maybe this was an op Ed. Okay, but it's also just. Par for the course for the desert news sure The headline says as protests erupt. Christians ask what would Jesus do. She's still. Well again. I mean. If if he's your only moral touchdown. Then, yes, please ask what he would do. Right problem is everybody has a different answer right right? Yeah, exactly. You know in the article they actually. Reach out to Bishop. Marion Buddy the. She leads the fiscal. Episcopal Diocese of Salt Lake of Washington DC I'm GonNa tell her a little later on. Yeah, exactly so I won't ruin your story by talking about it too much, but anyway She was definitely very much in the news this last week. and they have a quote from her, and she says some people are called to be on the streets, and some people aren't. Some people are called to offer a supportive presence in one form or another, while others are just called to pray right as this is in reference to you know. Should you be out there protesting as well? Should you be out there? You know how? How. Are you being an advocate for? The African American, and generally the you know. Racial minority groups in this country right and you know like it's not like. The topic isn't an important one as far as like. Prodding. People religious people. Presumably conservative Christians right, who wouldn't necessarily be on the side of a lot of these protesters and asking them hard questions about. Where where they should be and what they should be supporting. I applaud that the article exists okay. I'm tired of this. What would Jesus still? We need guy arrest right like. seriously. Cancer because because look. There's there's one Jesus like you know someone in black lives. Matter might point out that Jesus. When he saw the money. Changers in the temple through Goddamn hissy fit turned over their tables and started smacking him started beaten our asses, so link hello. That's what Jesus might have done, and then somebody else might have said well Jesus would say that he was without sin cast the first stone. Right. So so Jesus against throwing stones apparently so. Very obviously. Can't you can't riot or whatever and. We can support all the positions fantastic. How is that useful to me right? Right, and it's just like again though there's this question of I, it's it just seems like a very morally bankrupt question to be asked first place because it just says that. A. Lake. You the person being asked this. You're supposed to just sort no right. But, but also it's that. You're having to to stop and think about this guy who two thousand years ago. Who if he? If. He lived But anybody who I don't care who they were right. Who lived two thousand years ago? They have no. Perspective. On our current situations would how big in this world they have literally. There from a completely. The time like like I'm sorry like like it's not like. Obviously. The human condition is is Doesn't change that. Right overturning like we're still dealing with a lot of. We have similar emotional lives, probably right ways and and we have the same wants and needs in those those ways right. We're still human beings. and so it's not like. Throw away any sort of. Ancient wisdom right but I. don't care what Jesus would do right? I literally fucking down I. Don't yeah, I don't care. How about what would you do and you should probably sort that out. If you were a good person, what would you do? That's the question. I think that's a really good question. If if you happened to be a decent human being if you could imagine a world in which you weren't the shithead that you are. What would you do? What do you think you'd do? That's the question. The question is. Yeah, what would you? Not Doing. Not should head version of you do. What of the letters on that? How do you get that on a bracelet? And as H. D
Looking for Rome; The End of Ice; Earth Day
"It took a decade for Americans to take Rachel Carson seriously. In her book silent Spring She described the dangerous carcinogenic pesticides to the Environment. End To our health. It's bird the. Us government to create the Environmental Protection Agency and banning DT use in North America and much of the world got underway. Today we're experiencing a new form of silent. Spring with the spread of the novel Corona Virus as well as the accelerating effects of climate change on the planet. Maybe these are all signs that Mother Nature is upset with us up mountain climbing journalists Djamil. Cautions us that we're running out of time to get serious about our impact on the natural world? He'll tell us why in just a bit. Let's start today's travel. With Rick. Steves with fresh look at one of the world's most celebrated cities Rome. Francesca Caruso specializes in uncovering the layers of Roman history for visitors. She's with us to point out. What's behind the sites? We see so. We can view Roma's our city to treasure as well. Francesca Buongiorno. Kayak Francesca every day. You take groups around Rome like an evangelist of art appreciation. I've been following you for twenty years this way and it just your fresh now as you were when I first met you as far as your teaching mission. What is your mission as a teacher of travelers in Rome mission to make Rome accessible because I understand that it can be overwhelming. And what do you do with two thousand years of history? What do you do if two thousand years of art? So it's really giving some ideas on how to navigate it how to make sense of. What does it mean? What does it mean to us today? Wonderful classroom well. It's not a bad office to have. Now what are the big challenges? I mean it's it's hot. It's crowded people don't know their history What are the challenges of this? I mean it's becoming more and more crowded yes. The summer's getting very hot. But I think we have to stand that these things don't explain themselves that it's not true that if you stare at a painting or you look at broken columnists going to tell you what it means so we need a little bit of help. We need a few ideas. How do I look at things with the ancient ruins? Look like when they were intact for example so was a few ideas. We can do that. So when you're doing your work. Are there moments when you feel like yes? I've I've really connected and this person has been opened up to the wonder of what I've loved for years. It's a moment the SA- crossing the threshold at some moment. When you see that look in their eyes that they're right there and sometimes I invite them to remember to think of themselves at home packing their suitcases before coming to Rome and ask him think of where you are now the real thing and the real place think about this and as he that they look around themselves they do these moments. I mean now. Travelers can enter the coliseum through. What do you call it? The gladiator entrance on the stern entrance. And you're on the arena on the floor and you can hear the crowds and you can see the wild animals and BSE. Imagine nation is absolutely ignited finding moments though as a teacher. I mean anybody could just walk through some Gaetan look at the Coliseum on the inside it must be nice for you to able to have an entry that makes sense for the story that you're trying to tell. The story is the part I. I don't think you know after twenty years of talking about these things. I think that it's not so much the stones in themselves as was the stones have to say I mean the idea that the stones carry cultures carry stories that but we can think about and we can understand the past but we can also understand ourselves and having a conversation with those stories for you in other words the art can actually be more than just enjoying something fascinating or beautiful it can have meaning can have important the cost the coliseum. I mean the colosseum is bricks. Stones was the colosseum as a place of violence as a place of politics. It's a place where there is ethical moral issue that comes up with his. It mean that these people went to watch death all day long so it becomes a an occasion to reflect on the use of violence and propaganda. That so interesting because a lot of people go. Oh those Romans I mean arena. That's the word is sand right to soak up the blood. Absolute that's why it's called an arena because Covered with sand. So all the bloodshed on the opening celebration of the Coliseum. How many animals were slaughtered? Has Nine thousand or something like that? I always recommend working with perception to also think okay violence. But what if they'd been ancient Roman sitting in the audience and I saw my first lion never having seen a photograph line on knowing what a line looks like a lion pounces out of the floor for the first time. Two thousand years ago without zoos and circuses documentaries would that meant so we can put ourselves in the shoes of people of the past. It creates a different understanding history and culture. We don't need to be quite so judgmental and we also have to remember. What are the top selling movies for us? You know. They're the shoot? 'em Up the Schwarzenegger movies on this kind of stuff. The the wrestling the car racing everybody waiting for a crash. I mean there's a lot of consistency between twenty first century and two thousand years ago might challenge as a tour guide. And I would imagine you're too is helping people see things in that context. I mean today we go to Roman. It's a modern city sitting on the ruins of a city that used to have a million people. There were a million people in Rome two thousand years ago. How do we envision that? How do we appreciate pass key? But the imagination needs to be informed so if I say that Roma's the first city in the West that reach the population of a million that an antiquity was the most populated city on the planet. And there will never be a million people in a European city again after Roman to London in the eighteen hundreds there you can start thinking that and then you start saying well. What did it mean to provide clean water food housing to over a million people two thousand years ago with did it look like and then you're there all of a sudden you're there and you're thinking like them and you don't bring your baggage of perceptions of moral codes and ethics but you're thinking like a Roman and then that's the transformative aspect of travel that you can be in the shoes of another person of another time might challenge and I just love? This is to not look at it from yeah. I've been there done that. I've seen it on TV. I saw that movie. You know from the twenty. Oh we've got taller buildings or whatever put yourself in the context and then you go. Wow they had a sewer system for a million people. They brought in water for a million people. They cooked bread for a million people there. Rick it happens if you're on the other side of the world and you didn't know book it's one thing if you're in place and you can imagine you can think you can reflect. You can feel are things that can happen if you're that to not happen. Otherwise is doors open as he's Windows. That opens a comprehension. Remember we talked about once fell to The Catholic pilgrim to walk into Saint Peter's for the first time for one hundred years ago. It's that idea of putting ourselves in the eyes in the shoes of travelers on the past
Saints of Spain; David Suchet Footsteps of St. Paul; Michelangelo In Florence
"Whether you're looking at Michelangelo's magnificent statue of David or you get caught up in a ruckus crowd at a street festival in Spain or even if you just listen to the wind whisper. What life was once like among the sun bleached ruins of the Mediterranean? Your travels can lift your spirit in many ways. Hi I'm Rick Steves in just a bit. We'll take a closer look at the world. Michelangelo lived in influence. Five hundred years ago and actor. David Suchet tells us how he retraced the route that Saint Paul traveled through the eastern Roman Empire. Nearly two thousand years ago. Let's start the hour with a look at how people in Spain honor the lives of important figures from their past. There are actually hundreds of national and regional saints in Spain. And you'll find that many of them get a festival that brings their communities out into the streets to celebrate to explain the role of Saint in the culture of Spain. We're joined now by tour guides or hate Roman from Madrid and Francisco Gloria from pump. Lona or Hey in Francisco. Happy Easter Thank. You thank you so. Spain is a Catholic country in in the church is a huge part of the political and spiritual past. To what extent is the Catholic Church? Still a big part of Spanish society. Today it is. I mean now. The government that we have now is very conservative and they relates a political issues with the church. Not Everybody is happy about that but still part of it and also the most of the celebrations in Spain national holidays. They advocated saints. Lady's name names. I think a lot how. How does the naming of children work compared to the Catholic faith? I mean you're or hey your Cisco do they have any with your parents. Passion for Saints a Whole Mike. As many Ms Francis Xavier because your middle name is executive because for some frantic savior was born in my town so and he was the first Jesuit Right. He was one of the founders of Jesuits Yep okay main signatures which is a very common name. Ignatius and Francisco Xavier. That's a common name where you come from pump loan and actually my name is the ACLU into English degeorge and is the only saint in the Catholic Church actually wasn't a saint also warrior that killed the Dragon Saint George killing the Dragon. Yeah it wasn't saying actually but so there are a lot of festivals when you travel in and almost all of them seem to be related to the church. Talk about a couple of the the great festivals in the Saints Days. That are important in your life in your travels Francisco I am from component the running of the Bulls on what we celebrate. The death of Seinfeld mean so. It's like huge huge celebration. That week starts July six hundred ends July fourteenth saint for me and I. You wouldn't even know who saint for me unless you went to. The running of the Bulls and pump. Lana developed comes from employees. They don't even know who he is attacked because everybody wears the red Kerchief around their neck and when people go to the running of the Bulls they wear this red neckerchiefs symbolism planet. We are under two hundred thousand people. I didn't know we. We welcome one million people and everybody's wearing white unread and nobody knows why like. Excuse me you do get excuse me. I'M A tour guide. I want to explain to you why. You're wearing this red handkerchief. That was the first person that was baptized employees and they cut his head for the recent. So what we represent the white outfit Represents Holiness and the Redmond nights the blood coming out of his neck so he was an early Christian. Pump Loner who was beheaded. Yes he was. We hit it. We say that he was beheaded any Pamplona although history tells us that he was beheaded in France. But Hey ho hey. From Madrid what festivals would impact a traveler when that we should know about quite Madrid? Not Maniacs you say but there is one very close which is Toledo the Corpus Christi is the big the there in Corpus Christi in Toledo is and that's the the corporate the body the body of Christ that's correct. Yeah and that's the Big Day in Toledo and they do bring some things to parade around. And he's part of a could be the equivalent of the beaches. Pelton SPAIN LIKELY. You have here states them. They're very conservative in there. That's interesting because in the United States We've got a region called the Bible Belt in Spain. Is there a region that would be the Bible belt get could be the political? Be One of them if you go around. Let's say like half Mouche from Madrid to the West from Madrid to the West Toledo Arbella. Salunke that part of your Browning what do you? What is your image of being? We'll have to think that we had the Muslim heritage Muslim heritage started to come down of it from the north down. Thanks Community Santos on James. Drake has just for the historic context. The Muslims came in and took over Spain and Portugal in from the eighth century until fourteen. Ninety two a good part of Spain was ruled by Muslim overlords. And then for centuries there was the RECON keystone reconquering has finally fourteen ninety two. The last Muslim was pushed out of Granada and back into Africa. What I make the difference that the Community Santiago okay. The origin was by the coast and it was the beginning of the Spanish reconquista. So this is the Camino Santiago. This is the big pilgrimage trail that cuts across from France all the way across north Spain the major city in the north west of Spain Santiago de Compostela. They'll go and How what's the historical roots for this pilgrimage? Because thousands and thousands of people make this high out there still do it people at the beginning they did it by the coast so those kingdoms those ancient kingdoms there the realize that whatever was going there were no Muslims so th would they decided to push it south and south and south and south until the Camino we know today so I am from the north in the north we barely have any Muslim heritage. We were more Christine. Must time before. But if you go down to under Lucia there you find. Churches generally built upon a mosque. Correct and mosque was built upon a church than they destroyed. If you go to civilian you see them at Nickerson Tarver. A Cathedral Tower actually was the minaret of the old mosque. So there's this layering of history. And what's very poignant to me? Is We hear about people. Being beheaded today in this struggle of fanatic Islam and Christians and so on but if you go to a church in southern Spain it's very common to see a man on a horse with a big sword cutting off the heads of Muslims and at the feet of the Horse. There's six or eight heads of beheaded Muslims as correct. Lose this man that is son James. The son teams we're representing three ways bishop as more slayer the more slayer so his. His nickname was saint. James the slater the more killer. Well enter the Moore's for the Muslims. Yeah most of our lives and today's politically incorrect. So we're beginning to cover those heads on the floor seriously. Some of those old statues and paintings are getting with put flowers well enough so you hide them so you hide you see a guy on a white horse with a sore but every time a Christian is just so disgusted by a Muslim fanatic. That cut off one of his people's heads we've got to remember. This is nothing new in history Spanish. I consider myself Catholic. We've been the worst ever I mean. We've inquisition the request. We have expelled. The Jews I mean with excuse of religion with Don's much bad. The inquisition is Sort of gift of Spain to the rest of Europe. What gave yeah. I poisoned gift. Would you describe the The inquisition you see the palace don't you out l. escorial that's right correct. What is the inquisition? Mean to to church history It's a sad episode. I mean this might personal opinion. Very site I mean also gave us practical thing. But it's a very very sad history. Every time I talk to them to my travelers about inquisition unites ties with Catholic moral and they kept going on.
The Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy
"True. Blood was one of the shows that I watch whenever I like had burn out at the end of my wb run. And then once I start started doing some ring of honor and eventually I ended up going back to impact. I wasn't working fulltime. I discovered television. I was a big fan of Dexter True detective later on became big. Love Mind but true. Bought also is a show on joy and following these vampires. Who lived in all these different eras and different time periods and they were like relative to the error and I was like I wish I could like have a character that that's really what I wanna do so I started thinking about it and trying to apply like a the life of vampire who's lived two thousand years to a wrestling character and then what I came up with was like what if something happened to me whereas like this big traumatic incident and ended up being jeff diving off the top of the impact zone. That broke me but like opened up parts of our mind and I use more of my mind than rail human does and like I become conscience of conscious of like where my soul has been in different bodies in different vessels. So it's like you have a soul that lives in a in a vessel a body for so long and then that vessel dies in the news onto the next one and that was my whole motivation behind creating broken matt. It was like more or less from true blood and seeing like vampires live for thousands of years in different time periods. That had different experiences that you had a girlfriend in the thirteen. Hundreds and a girlfriend in the fifteen hundreds or you know the lived at one point through the black plague you know then maybe they lived through. World War Two. You know just just different time periods like that which totally allows you to change up so many things even before left. Tna started doing some of that where I revert back back to the king and gold which was my original vessel which was from Alexandria Egypt. You know which King Tut or something. Yeah exactly I had a whole bunch of ideas of of different things to do and now that I'm here today. W actually have started again now. My vessel zenith was killed off by Kenyan never revealed dish but like Ken Again. Ultimately becomes like a kind of a reference light for an essence that is like events in the. Wbz In some ways and can again you know because like the very end Kennedy Kennedy and then the very end. The Gin is like Megan spelled backwards. Where like a sanctuary? And if you know him from the walking dead like you come in you can have a good life there but like you have to like bow down to him and do whatever he says. And that is kind of the deal. And that's where I created that turn and then abomination was the other thing and that was like an extension from from Ray and I love that I took like Abigail and bray being deleted in the lake of reincarnation and then I got part of Abigail an abomination in the water. Whenever I was being trying to found my broken brilliance and the whole thing I tried to tie in like different universes and I love doing the stuff with Randy Orton at the very end because I was able to tie that in to a different universe which allowed me to come in. Aws as a new character now. My new essence is Damascus is oppose Zenith Zenith died. He was killed by abomination and Kenyon. And now I am in Damascus Damascus. In my vessel and Damascus's as an older more powerful essence the hairs rat obviously and Damascus. From nine ninety nine BC. A lot more vicious on more serious did I. I if I if I was stoned right now I just did. This reminds me of when I was about twelve years old playing dungeons and dragons and we would play for weekends at a time and I would come home am. I would tell my mom all of this stuff. Like you're telling me and she'd be like I don't know what you're talking about. But the nation that you're showing for this is off the charts and this is what I love about your kind of breakthrough like listen. You're accused of broken. Matt was different level. Shit for me that that description years gave like. That's a novel. It's like Frank Herbert in Dune or something like that. How long were you seeing things? Did you put it on paper? Are you coming up with all this? I mean a lot of that really just like I drew stuff for my from television shows. I'll watch you're writing down and coming. This beget sometimes I would. I would try to make it a habit if I came up with something as a really radical trump. Put it in my phone so hidden even like when I said like you know my my primal passengers. That was a big thing with broken matt back in the day and I was even from like Dexter in the dark passenger so like I'm so inspired by that. He falls a song dark passenger by the way. Yeah yeah so many cool things and like Joe Rushton coal from detective an amazing character. There's a lot of things I tried to pull that Mcconnell that was that was the best season yes never even come close. No I mean it was off the charts. So there's definitely things up pool and like there's just so much great content and so much media out there to watch nowadays I'll watch something if I'm very intrigued by show. I'll usually bill to find something that I go. I could apply this to my character in some way and and make it work and the cool thing about broken matt and the broken universe kind of anything is possible especially like the hardy compound is like a property. Were everything's magic so there's really. It's like limitless. There's no bound Jeff live to your no because both live on the same plot of land we have eighty eighty makers in the woods. Yeah in the woods on the best place to be right now during the end all right hang on the gate but I wanna talk a little because like I said when we talked to Broken Matt we talked about his essence but actually talking to Matt Hardy when you filmed all these amazing just short films is the Best Way. I can describe. Wasn't even Vignette and there's so much invention and imagination and I mean obviously revs your wife King maximum his senior. Benjamin like where? Where are you getting ideas to like? It's like a Ralph. This thing like did you see him around. And you'll be great silent. Man Like senior bedroom was huge. I it's incredible how people love that. Shit that's why no they do. I mean is a senior. Benjamin was so great and the funny thing is if you ever meet him. Is that nicest sweetest Guy Alive in existence and like with him just like we have to keep him very limited. You know people say like Oh brother He's recall right said what was in the business. He worked for Carlito's data's he didn't know anything about the business. He was a superintendent in New York. City is what do you ever hear when he was on? Chona's podcast news. I thought that was a Mexican from the. They played from Puerto. Rico oh so. He was a superintendent in New York City building. All kill. He was a super. He was the super of the building. You know took your manager janitor and did all the work in this big ass apartment building queens and it was like he had no idea about wrestling so like literally everything we did. We coached him through so I will do everything. I could distraught. Protect him and make him seem like this guy who's like a gardener which he really is and he has a great passion. Gardner from for for gardening and for having a garden and is as Gardner. Who like has this like mean streak who like likes to do cruel and unusual things to people or prepare the battle for master? Whatever may be and is crazy like we protected them very hard and it worked and he had over huge he got over really is like I said I think there was t shirts involved there was. There's a lot of different Senior Benjamin stuff and It brings me to this. I have to put some ads in here. I got to take care of a sponsor before we continue about senior Benjamin Sponsors Max Health. Matt guys have her be talking about olmecs freeze. Cd ROLE ON FOR MONTHS. Now and that's because it really works. I love it. Take it with me wherever I go. And if you guys are suffering from chronic pain
Kishore Mahbubani says COVID-19 won't stop China's rise
"These days for China there's been an economic slowdown a trade and technology war with America. One of the few issues of bipartisanship in today's Washington then there have been protests in Hong Kong global criticism of Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minorities not to mention Western anxiety about the role of Y in those five G. networks and don't forget the allegations of Chinese interference in sovereign states across the region. Add to this. The outbreak of corona virus or covered nineteen and silently some pundits and they mainly in the West. They're asking whether we're witnessing communist China's Chernobyl moment what do you think well one distinguished intellectual who profoundly disagrees with all this skepticism. He's my guest today. Kishore Mahbubani is distinguished fellow. The Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore a former ambassador to the UN twice and a former foreign secretary of Singapore case. Your has risen several influential books on Asia and the rise of China the lightest one is called has China won the Chinese challenge to American Promessi as published by public phase in New York Keisha. Welcome back between the lines. My pleasure there'd be back now you've heard all these. These dial warnings about China and as I say they mainly come from listeners. What do you disagree well? I think it's absolutely certain that the return of China to his place as the number one economy in the world cannot be stopped because from the year one to the eighteen twenty or eighteen hundred of the last two thousand years the two largest economies of the world were always those of China and India so the past two hundred years of Western domination award. History have been an aberration. All aberrations come to a natural end and China's return cannot be stopped. And that's absolutely set. You say in your book that if Xi Jingping does not put in place San Succession mechanisms. America could win this geopolitical contest and bear in mind just a couple years ago. She overturned legislation on. Term Limits for presidents essentially might himself later for life. Some of these critics say that. How does that promote good governance for China and a sound succession mechanism? That will allow China to Rosza Unabated well I would say that the history of China has taught them when they have strong central government. The people benefit a lot. When this week government they suffer a lot and you look at a hundred years of humiliation. That China's suffered from the first opium war of Eighteen. Forty two right until the establishment of the People's Republic of China in nineteen forty nine. The main reason why they went through one hundred years of humiliation was because they had weak central government so what Xi Jinping has given to China is once again very strong central government this is an asset for China. I think he's going to be around as Vita for a long time. And as long as he's around. I think China will do very well. Okay will you say that this geopolitical contest that's broken out between America and China? That will continue marathon. Rice does that mean that Beijing and Washington a doomed to confrontation. Well the the reason why. I'm producing my book now. Has China one his precisely because I want to avoid a confrontation in my. I think it's absolutely unnecessary for the United States and China to get entangled in this confrontation because at the end of the day the primary goal of the United States government is to improve the wellbeing of the American people than the best way to improve the well being of the American people especially in this call. The crisis is to work with China and not work against China but of course unfortunately the United States has other goal and is the primary goal of the United States is to maintain primacy in the global order. Then that will lead to confront To leading American proponents of containing China. John Shaw. The University of Chicago Have Stephen. Walt whom you quoted approvingly in your book about the perils of American Hubris and exceptionalism but on China I disagree. They say I've been guests on this program and I've made this point Measham and casual. They say that a rising China does indeed threaten the regional status quo and Washington moreover will and should go to great lengths to ensure that China does not dominate the Asia. Pacific your response. Well I think the question is whether or not they can both live with each other In the region if if the United States by the way you know all the countries in this region many of them one the United States will remain strong player in this region. I think it'd be good for the region to have United States. Remain as strong Leah. By United States can remain a strong player without on fronting China. He can remain a strong player by working with China In in in many critical areas. And frankly if you ask the countries in the region What they would like to see they would like to see a strong China and they would like to see a strong United States. But they don't want to be forced to choose within China and the United States and we'll get to this question about choosing later on in the show but I want to stick with America. There is a consensus in the region. That America should stay but Foreign Affairs magazine. This is the Distinguished New York Journal to Achieve. Contributed this month. It faces a range of top. Foreign Policy Thinkers. They're all weighing on whether or not the. Us is in the process of global retrenchment The cover of Australia's leading Foreign Affairs Journal. This month is is called can trust America So Am I right in saying you? Don't think American showing any signs of withdrawing from Asia. Now I see no signs at all America retreating from the region and And I think that very strong as you know policy in America is to some extent made by the president but is also made by the deep state and the deep state has a very strong consensus that they got to remain very strongly Industry region. So I don't see an American of withdraw anytime in the near future but I do I do argue that the United States has got to behave differently. With China net once had One tenth the size of China's of America's GNP retailers but today China's be GNP BB. Dems is bigger than the United States. So you behave differently. Was this animal. What about that? Animals DASA more assertive. Now in your book and you listening to Katia Mahbubani. We're chatting about his new book. Has China one in your new book as show you dedicate a chapter to the question is China expansionist and you say basically China wants to respect global rules and norms but let's face it. It has ignored the ruling from the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration. That was at The Hague in two thousand sixteen. The high concluded for those of you listening who've forgotten about this this is four years ago. Chana's conduct around the Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly islands it was illegal and let's remember Beijing has continued to build up a military prisons on artificial Alan's at drive out local fishermen and in the last few months case. Short Sean has been bullying Indonesia over the Natuna islands. How is all this respecting global order? Well you know one point. I emphasize said there were people talk of benevolent. Great Powers Turn Benevolent Grid. Power is an oxymoron. So as you know the United States today has not ratified the law. The Sea Convention. So in in some areas as China emerged behaving exactly the United States. The United States would never accept going to a tribunal to judge whether or not the United States valid or invalid claiming any area in that respect. China is behaving like the United States by just as the United States. Most of the time respects most international rules and conventions China. Also most of the time respects most of international rules in confections in many ways. China's behavior and America's behaviour is very similar in the international arena. Your critics would say that. China's maritime climbs a contested by the Philippines Malaysia Brunei Indonesia Vietnam Beijing has antagonized nations log New Zealand Australia with cyber attacks and and political interference. Nightside casual these. Not Diplomatic Wins for president. She hasn't he made some big mistakes. Well I it's it's it's interesting. It's always the rest. That is screaming very loud on this South China Sea When was the last time you heard a very strong statement from militia All of all of Philippines On the South China Sea. Why you're seeing behind. What is happening behind the scenes is a lot of diplomacy that is not reported in the Western media. Now I cannot comment on the side of the tax on Shelia and New Zealand but I I believe it was Edward Snowden revealed to us that if you live in today's world you can assume that anything you put up. There is being monitored completely by the National Security Agency of the United States. So I think what the world needs is new conventions in the cyber area and the world should work together do agree on some set of rules for what you can or cannot do in terms of cyber hacking spoke with the New Zealand professor. Anne Marie Bridie last week on this program and she told us about three investigations into Chinese interference in politics that a currently underway in New Zealand. But we WANNA go there now and finished your point. I was quite struck by a law in in your book. He sure well. You talked about the Chinese reluctance to conquer Australia quote. Future historians will marvel at the fact that even though Australia is geographically close to China. It was physically. It was physically occupied in conquered by far more distant British forces absolutely true. I mean if China was an expansionist power wrenching. Her travel all the way to Africa. He could have easily gone to Australia. Additional Australia. Remarkable accident of history. That Australia was colonized by British forces than not Chinese. I mean future. Historians will marvel. The anomaly visits Tom Switzer. On our in 'em I guess is Keisha Mahbubani the former foreign secretary of Singapore and President of the UN Security Council. He's now a distinguished fellow at the National University of Singapore. We're talking about his new book. Has China one now for some of Iran's listeners in Venice Matas whether your overstating China's rise and I WANNA put to you this very rule weakness in limitation surely because many analysts They argue that there's a ticking bomb in China it's low birthright and the aging population and this is the argument that will reduce the workforce and could potentially break social security system. How would you respond to those critics? Oh that's absolutely no question. That China faces a lot of serious Internal Challenges. Because you know it is to instill a developing country It's CABBIE DYING IF I get it right. It's still about ten thousand dollars. One-sixth debt of the United States has a long way to go before it becomes fully developed country. And that's precisely why China wants to focus on its internal development and not get dragged into an all-out geopolitical contests with the United States. So you notice that China wherever possible is trying to avoid getting entangled with the United States even though the United States clearly is challenging the United States challenging the United States charging China In many
Indigenous Amazonians Managed Valuable Plant Life
"Barred. If you watch nature documentaries it's easy to come away. With the impression that lush tropical forests have been largely undisturbed until modern times tropical forests of soda long been considered to be these pristine wildernesses that humans haven't really touched until recent industrial foolish started to invade them and challenge them with twenty th century capitalism archaeological scientists. Patrick Roberts of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of human history however in the last two decades archaeological data shown that actually human societies occupied modified these environments of many Millennia. Roberts says some of the trees alive in tropical forests are up two thousand years old and they're sort of like time capsules storing record of past human activity in their tree rings chemistry and DNA so we wanted to see how different existing methods might come together to explore. Tree populations tree groves tree ages by looking at the largest witnesses of the changes in human activity in the tropics. The trees themselves for example indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin cultivated Brazil nuts for thousands of years. Roberts colleague Victor Kitano Andrade analyzed tree rings to determine the age and growth rates of Brazil nut trees near the city of Manaus. He found that many trees were established in the late. Sixteen hundreds but there was a steep drop off in new trees around the middle of the eighteenth century as colonial communities came into analysis about the city. They drove indigenous. People out often killing them they found is that actually that growth slowed after this period without these traditional management strategies. Brazil Nut Trees. That were still standing name announced. Today we're actually affected by these pre and post colonial changes in human settlement activity. Another example is how communities selected for genetic traits in a variety of tropical trees such as the cocoa tree used of course to make chocolate of more detailed full gene. I'm alison this. Plant has shown that humans may have even selected genes. That reduced bitterness improved. Its resistance to disease for their own economic benefit. The study is in the Journal. Trends and plant. Science Roberts's recognizing tropical trees is time capsules of cultural heritage. Gets US yet? Another reason to protect them. Not just because of their ecological benefits which is hugely significant but also the information. They store about human
Breaking Down Super Tuesday's Results
"Have Texas called in the last five minutes by the Associated Press Four Biden which was a slight surprise. I mean this was something where it was looking like a sanders victory up until a few days ago the polls were deadlocked and what happened is in the last three or four days Bernie Bernie Sanders Lost a lot of states that he was slated to win and Joe Biden consolidated a significant chunk of the Democratic Party. So is this a two-horse race? Yeah I mean I think the question is is it a one horse race There there is a possibility that Biden will create an insurmountable lead Going into next week Because one thing that's also very striking if you look at the results is that Biden performed everywhere except for the places that had high proportions of early voting in other words. Four people voted before south. Carolina's results were known and the narrative was that Biden's candidacy was flailing and Bernie was ascendant. So in in everywhere else Biden really over performed in a big way. The other thing that's very important to note is that Sanders argument throughout this campaign has been that. He brings new voters to the table new voters to the ballot box and that simply hasn't been shown by the data and in fact last night everywhere where turnout was up dramatically and it was up dramatically in some key states biden one big so for the narrative that we need a large coalition to beat. Donald Trump in November. The data is showing. That Biden is doing that and Bernie is not and if you're Bernie supporter. I can understand that it's something that's a difficult pill to swallow but it's what. The empirical evidence is showing through these Super Tuesday results. I mean because sound is slightly scary for some voters because of the socialist labeled but he's not really socialist in the sense that we would understand it. That's right I mean. I think the when you think about this from a UK perspective. There's a lot of Corbin. Comparisons Bernie is not Corbin. He's not nearly as far left as Jeremy. Corbyn but the US is not as far left as Britain. The US is right of Britain. And I think what's also crucial to keep in mind here is that the twenty twenty race is going to be decided by six. Maybe seven swing states. And when you look at which ones those are. You're talking Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona. Florida Georgia those states have very little in common culturally. The one thing they have in common is that they're ideologically moderate and so when you look at places like I'm from Minnesota which trump lost by one and a half percent whether Bernie is socialist or not. That label is highly unpopular in the mid west. It's highly unpopular in places that are ideologically moderate. And so I think that you know Bernie was going to face. Some serious roadblocks to winning in November against trump with some of those label. Some of his comments from the past. That wouldn't have played well in the sort of you know bread and butter mid West Swing State voters who are ultimately centrists so Tuesday was going to belong to Bloomberg if we believed Bloomberg. That clearly isn't the case. Is he still in with a chance? And if he's not might he take those vast funds and place them behind some other candidate? Your answer great question. I think this is one of those things where you know for Democrats who have divided opinions on the candidates. I think the last night in America was a victory for Democracy with a small D. Because it showed that money can't buy elections. He spent a half a billion dollars. Five hundred million dollars and lost everywhere except for I think American Samoa. An overseas territory. So what Bloomberg is likely to do. I mean I've seen reports who knows what will happen by senior ports. He's going to reassess his candidacy tomorrow. if he's smart and his advisors are smart. He'll drop out Wednesday morning. Us Time and throw his billions of dollars behind whoever the Democratic nominee is and I think just to you a scale of how rich Michael Bloomberg is. I did the math on this if I gave you. Five thousand dollars a day every day. Three hundred sixty five days a year. I would have had to start doing that in thirty two. Thousand B C Twenty. Two thousand years before the woolly. Mammoth went extinct for you to have as much money as Michael Bloomberg today so he has a lot of cash and that cash is going to go very likely behind. Joe Biden's candidacy in the coming days and very much the sharp end of the Spear Against Donald Trump going into the general election. So before we get onto what I suspect is really very good news. Just a quick chat about the other candidates Elizabeth Warren and you'll see above who are still in the race. I mean seem not for much longer. Yeah I expect. Warren will probably drop out tomorrow. Tulsi Gabbard Should have dropped out months ago. Chelsea Gabbert has a constituency of exactly one person in that person's name has Tulsi Gabbard But you know Warren Warren I. I've been surprised by. She ran a formidable campaign. She's extremely smart and has done a great job in exciting of voters about her plans. So I would expect that there will be a push to get her endorsements For either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. I also think that the the Democratic nominee would be very wise to pledge to bring Elizabeth Warren at at a minimum as a core adviser for the campaign the administration And possibly as vice presidential candidate or a senior adviser in the I also I mean the piece that I'm writing for the Washington Post. This morning is going to call for Biden to come out with a vice presidential pick now and I think the reason for that is because the party is divided between the sanders farther left wing and the Biden more centrist moderate wing and binding could go a really long way if he announced somebody like Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris Stacey from somebody who fires up the Progressive Wing of the Party And and causes who are a little further left of bite into say you know what he understands us? He accepts that were part of the coalition to win and he's going to be running the candidacy that speaks to us. Not just to the moderates and of course the bottom line is who can beat trump. And you're of the opinion. That could be done. Yeah I mean I think this is something. Where were if you look at the swing states? That matter in November Biden is somewhat tailor-made for those states And there's been this narrative since two thousand sixteen because the political class so to speak was surprised by trump's victory that there's the secret sauce. That trump has that. He'll win no matter what but if you look at the polls. I mean most of the national polls have Biden up by eight points to nine points against trump and keep in mind. That trump was so worried about biden beating him that he able to get impeached over it. Dry trying to trying to damage Biden. And if you look at trump's tweets he is trying to say you know so. Division on behalf of Bernie saying the Democratic Establishment is trying to Rob Bernie Sanders supporters of their victory. Simply because he thinks that the way he wins either with Bernie candidacy over the divided party. Keep in mind that the the Democratic Establishment did not rob Bernie Sanders of the voters. The voters robbed Bernie Sanders the voters in this time because You know he he. Simply he lost the race You know ran I think fairly squarely one thing. That's very interesting to note going forward if Bernie decides to stay in the race. Even if next Tuesday's results are not favorable for him is that in two thousand sixteen when Bernie Sanders was trailing the delegate count. He said that it should matter. Only if you get a majority of delegates not a plurality he was going to fight to the convention and try to say though pick me as the nominee even if I don't have the most delegates this time around when he's had the most delegates when he's been the lead he said the exact opposite he said. If you have a plurality of delegates you should be the nominee will. We're headed for a scenario? After last night in which Joe Biden goes into convention potentially not with a majority but with a plurality and Bernie Sanders is on the records. Now saying that person should be the nominee so he may end up regretting Those words but it is. It is something that sets a precedent by which even if Biden does not get over the fifty percent threshold. That the rules say you have to. You could have his main opponent on camera many many times saying that effectively. If he's got the plurality he should be the nominee. I mean. A gamer of then Biden may yet beat trump. But we're assuming that this will be a fair fight and of course. There's nothing that you can see him about trump. We do not know how how badly he may try and ski this race. Yeah I mean this is why prognostication is a very dangerous game in In Two thousand twenty is that you have a lot of things that trump is going to be willing to do to break the rules. We we've seen that. I mean he was impeached because he tried to use US foreign policy and hundreds of millions of dollars to get a foreign government to investigate a political opponent in two thousand sixteen. Of course he called to jail his uplift his political opponent And and of course there's going to be the wildcards of Russian interference information more at CETERA. But there's also the wild card of the corona virus and how that's going to affect the race which causes some serious uncertainty forecasting months if not weeks into the future and we don't know how that's going to shake out but yes I mean I think if you're looking at places where trump is vulnerable and where he needs to win. Joe Biden is the candidate who is more like voters in those states than Bernie Sanders. I mean is something where you know in Minnesota where I'm from a neighboring Wisconsin. Both States Democrats need to win if they WanNa win and twenty twenty. Those states are not the ones calling for a socialist revolution outside of potentially progressive core in the urban centers. And what Biden did last night. Was He brought suburban voters to the polls and those people are the people who propelled the Democrats to the twenty eighteen victory in the house. So you know it's about building. A coalition of Progressives ideological moderates and even some Republicans who thank you know what trump is not a safe pair of hands to have when the country is facing a crisis like it is with corona virus. I think that might be the argument going forward. Brian. Thank you very much indeed. That's Brian Class in. Incidentally it's the first time I've seen him smile since two thousand and
How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions
"So how do you feel about stuff this going on to your life? You never single Friday as a question is how do you want to feel? How do I wanNA feel the reality is this? You are an emotional creature. I'm sorry to call you a creature your human rabbit your creature your emotional. I you lead with your heart you always do we all do. God help you if you don't. It's natural to do that. But here's what happens when we lead with our emotions out there then we suddenly find our self in logic land. We gotta pull back a little bit. It's like buying a car you go to a dealership. Aw All hyped up. It got to buy a new car. I can't wait to get that. That's the car I want. Then you sit down the numbers start flying at you like Oh what was I thinking right? And if it works out okay the logic and the emotions come back together to the outcome and you get a result and you're happy happy so no matter who we are. We're always GONNA lead with emotions first and then we're going to go into the logic working on this a very stoic philosophy stoic but going back two thousand years it's how we all think and we can apply that every single day what we do now if we could use that that ability to take our motions to check them with logic defying the outcome that we want and then put it in advance and thinking advance. What might be coming our way. Do you think you might be eliminated? Few surprises all those little gotcha lurking around the corner. I don't think you can every single of them when I can make more time to deal with the surprises because I figured out the stuff I know about. Let me talk about this now. I do not think you can predict everything. That's impossible but I do completely believe you can really begin to strategize using A. How do I feel strategy session with how your emotions going to respond to things when this happens? Here's how I go. Here's what I do if you do it. Ninety percent of the time eighty percent of the time life would be awesome. So let's let's talk about how this works so about once a month or once a week or once a day if you want to or just before meeting. It's up to you. How often you want to do this. I tend to do this every single day. It's Kinda I start my day. Essentially what I do is this. I sit down and I review. My life for today could be a week. It'd be month but at least today I'm thinking in advance. What is GONNA come my way today? What project semi working on? How would I like the feels? It'll be a long who and this is normally what happens. Who am I going to run into? Who Am I meeting today? What is my boss going to say at that meeting today? What am I going to do and I talked to a client and I got to get the client to go certain direction because it's part of a business what's going to happen when my my my best friend calls and says something. I didn't expect him to call. We talk once a week right. What's going to happen. All I'm really doing is looking at my day or my week or my mother my year. If you want to for Gush Shakes and looking at at at at at any possible scenario. Coming your way and deciding in advance how you're gonNA deal with what's happening this you won't know right away. I just want you to list everything. You are simply getting out in front of it. So we're taking away. The surprises almost everyone throughout the day. You know when you get home tonight and your your wife or your husband says something to you and you know it happens because it happens every single night. How will you deal with it tonight now? Once you get your list of stuff that you possibly will interact with your world today and maybe throw you off track and gets all upset. 'cause you're emotional right? We all do it. I'm telling you we do we. The people get you sometimes once you understand. What's coming your way. Here's what I want you to do. I want you to work through with every possible scenario and I'm serious about this. So here's what I would. I would say I'm having a meeting with my boss today and I wanna feel a certain way. I want him to feel a certain way. What's going to happen this meeting? And I'd probably start a timer two or three minutes. Max and I'd write down every possible scenario that may or may not come out of this meeting positive and negative. It's really bad to go into a meeting. Being really negative and get surprised by positive. Wouldn't see that coming right. It's even worse to meeting all positive and get blindsided so I wanNA look at every. Single possibility is coming my way. I can control how I feel. Control my emotions. Control my response. Control my outcome. That's when trying to do so we sit down and we look at every possible scenario throughout the day and then we figure out. Okay what possibly could happen. Good bed in the Middle. Does it really matter? And how am I going to deal with it? I'm telling you if you did just that just that even if you messed up everything else. You'd have a stress Free Day. It wouldn't matter you've already thought about it right. So the goal here for me personally is is to keep the momentum going kind of make sure I feel and experience the life I want to experience and that's my goal for you as well and also I understand something. I understand that you take a little bit of time. Just to think through these things that are so easy to crash and burn and it could be road. Rage could be at the mailbox at the front of your community and somebody's blocking the mailbox and happens every single night. What are you GONNA do tonight? You're gonNA feel about it. It's that simple but when you do that what it does is it opens up so many possibilities for you to really control how you respond to it and when the surprises do arrive you pretty much aren't surprised and if you are you've got the capacity to take care of it because you've already thought through everything else man. It is so cool. I have used it so many times. I actually started this. If you'd like to know I started it. When my first wife Cheryl got sick she had cancer. And would you know anything about the big C particularly when you know you? GotTa Terminal Diagnosis. You're lost you. Just don't know what to do. And everybody comes out of the woodwork and family and friends and they're saying things and they're all your one last time all this kind of stuff and I was so overwhelmed and I really began to at first my question was what can I do and I said well ultimately how GonNa feel about this. And how do I make her experience and so started doing it every single day based on what I thought might happen it worked spectacularly well and then I found out just a little bit later on because I actually met my second wife joy only within about six weeks after my first wife passed away? And she's still here thirteen years later and I literally said while at work the first time so if it worked the first time now I'm dating somebody and I gotTa get through the dating scene after not doing it for twenty seven years. Maybe I might want to have A. How do I feel strategy session and come up with a few preplanned responses? There is not a husband on the planet who could not benefit from that. I'm just saying and to keep it equal. There's not a wife on the planet who can benefit man. I'll leave it at that. You fill whatever else you want to take the time to in advance. Pull your head out of the sand. Don't be an ostrich. Look at their. They come on world. What's coming think through all the things that are coming your way decide how you feel about it? Get those emotions in check logically commode answer creature. Outcome results will amaze you.
Why Deadhead Logs Are So Rare and Valuable (w/ Kevin OConnor) and Why Traveling Makes You Tired
"When you think about buried treasure. You probably don't think about trees ends lumber and yet dead logs are sought after because they could make you rich if you're willing to risk your life for them today to share the story is Kevin O'Connor who set of the Emmy me winning home improvement series this old house. He just wrapped the first season of his new podcast clear story which sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes and today Kevin joins us with a brief history of dead head logs. Starting with what happened when European colonists I arrived in America hundreds of years ago when when the colonists I got here they were looking for resources and there were abundant resources. It was Virgin growth forest here in this continent Literally a billion acres of this continent of this country covered in trees and for better for worse we harvested them pretty aggressively throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds And in the process we took some magnificent supplies eastern white pines signs that were two hundred feet tall straight as an arrow that had been growing for one hundred years and were forty feet around we harvested them in mass those northern northern forests of Minnesota that we ship down the Great Lakes. We clear cut him. We cleaned MINNESOTA. We clear. Cut Him in Maine New Hampshire and in that process because of the era we would cut the trees down in the winter when the ground was frozen and then we get an ox to pull them across a C and snowy paths. Because how else would you move them through the mud and dirt did it. When the ground was slippery yes stack them up on the banks of rivers which were frozen but when the spring came and the snow melted and the rivers rose? You could float the logs from MINNESOTA DOWN TO CHICAGO OR FROM MAINE DOWN TO BOSTON and float him right up to the mills which were along rivers. You'd bring him in chop them up. And it was the heyday of timbering and logging in this this country. And while millions of these things made it from the forest to the mills thousands or hundreds of thousands got stuck along the way and they went to the bottom of Rivers rivers and is a weird thing. That happens when a piece of wood. Big Tree full-size goes to the bottom of a river. It is preserved like like I don't know what in from out of the died a frog and formaldehyde for science there preserved perfectly and they sit there for hundreds of years and now with the virgin forests. All gone all all this Beautiful slow growth timber all gone. There's only one place to get. It gets at the bottom of rivers and their guys who put on snorkel gear scuba gear and they will dive down into black murky rivers. They will literally list risk their lives and we talked to guys who get pinned under logs that way hundreds of pounds or rushed to the hospital because they got bit by poisonous trying to get this stuff but when they get it it's treasure they bring it up and it's beautiful and it could be five hundred or a thousand or two thousand years old and when you slice into it you're the first person to ever use it and see it and it's remarkable so it's rare it's coveted did and if you can find it you can sell it for a whole bunch of Dow because people really really want. Okay so what makes this stuff. So valuable depends on who you ask. I think if you talked to norm Abram who was our master carpenter on a shell legendary carpenter He will tell you it was the beautiful all in unique color of it and also the stability you know if the tree grew for five hundred years in the forest it grew very slowly slowly and we know that means that the rings are closer together which means the rain is tighter and that gives the woods stability and it's very difficult today because things go very fast and we force it and we farm it so he will tell you. It's that unique color the beauty as well as stability. I would argue with them a little a bit. Those things certainly are incredibly important but I think today the most important thing is it has story if you can sit there in your house talking to a guest or friend or even if you had to sell the idea to your spouse and you can point to this thing and say that lumber. I was here when Christopher Columbus showed up it went to the bottom of a river at the heyday of the logging industry. In this country it was was pulled up by a crazy guy a scuba tank and then we sliced through the Cyprus and Carter all the way up here to put it in the floor of this house you got yourself a story and you got yourself just a an invaluable thing. That's what our houses are there. Things that make us feel comfortable. They are the things that we like to show off. There are things that we like to share in that it it just it checks all the boxes right. You're making me really want one. Don't you want one. I could put you into a thousand year old piece of Cypress for eighty bucks a board foot. I'll get back to you on that. That would again. That was Kevin O'Connor his new podcast is called clear story and all ten episodes of the first season are available for you to listen to right now. Find Clear history wherever you listen to podcasts or look for Lincoln. Today's show notes. We got a listener question from Samuel in London. Who Asks? WHAT DO I get super tired after extremely only long car trips or train writes most of the time? I'm just sitting down doing nothing or sleeping but I still always become super tired. Can you please explain. Why Great Question Samuel L. as someone who falls asleep almost immediately on any long trip I definitely know where you're coming from? Samuel there are a lot of elements at play when you travel the can add up to that that sleepy feeling the biggest though is boredom. I mean whether you're in a plane train or automobile. There's not a whole lot to keep you occupied on a long trip. A study study in two thousand seventeen found that the same part of the brain. That's responsible for motivation can also produce sleep so when there's nothing particularly motivating around. We tend to get sleepy. Maybe that part of the brain is called the nucleus accumbens and it's packed with receptors for tiredness triggering molecule called a denizen both caffeine and motivating stimuli stimuli can interfere with these receptors. And keep you from getting sleepy but without either of those. It's a one-way ticket to snooze. Ville studies have also found that the gentle vibrations nations of a vehicle or also. Really good lulling us to sleep. Although scientists aren't really sure why a twenty eighteen study from Australia had people drive in a virtual oh simulator that was set up on a vibration platform. It only took fifteen minutes on a low vibration for the participants to show signs of drowsiness and by thirty minutes in staying alert took significant effort when it comes to staying awake on route the relaxing Of the engine isn't doing you any favors. And of course they're all the little things things on traveled as you probably wake up earlier than normal eat less than nourishing food generally send your normal routines out of whack. You also may be dehydrated whether from recirculated air in a plane or just forgetting to drink water in general and studies suggest that can make you sluggish. So what should you do about it. Honestly take a nap up. But if you'd rather stay alert here are a few things to try. Talk to your travel buddies to keep your mind. Active drink caffeine too full your identity and receptors. Just make sure sure to follow it with lots and lots of water and try your best to eat healthy meals so you don't have a food coma or sugar crash to make things even worse.
Jesus the Philosopher with Dr. Jonathan Pennington
"Here. We are and we are joined by Dr Jonathan Pinkston. Thank you for coming on the show. We're glad to have you. Hey I am absolutely thrilled. That's excellent so You are just wrapping up Sabbatical. You've just wrapped it up. That's right okay. And you're telling me before we jumped on Mike that Iran a bunch of fiction on Sabbatical. Yep Okay tell me what you were. Because I'm reading a bunch of fiction right now. Yeah well I always do. I often joke that I actually just professor to support my fiction in reading habits. Because I'm and I mostly listen to because that way I can just constantly listen to them when I'm sometimes walking driving doing dishes. London whatever So I listen veraciously. All kinds of things got some favorite authors like Ursula Gwynne and others but I just I just read Willa cather author. You know her. She was a famous nineteen twenty century. Her Book Called death comes for the archbishop. That was really good. I also read the entire David Foster oster wallace reader which is both fiction non fiction any Wallis. Some you know everything. Infinite Jest while infants all the way through that truth be told but all his essays everything it was fast essay that stands out to your hand. Yeah the one about the State Fair Illinois that was and and The one about television is a long essay about television. Its effect on people. Yeah so he wrote an essay on I think it's called collect. They've named a collection of essays this as well but both flash and not where he talks about tennis pros. Oh yeah that's right. That was man. It's incredible it was so he wrote that. I've never watched tennis in my life but after I read the essay I got on a bender with watching professional tennis. Yeah you don't you don't like sports. That actually have is that it is well. He's so ham fisted the rest of the very literally. Exactly I was GONNA say haven't reading David Foster ause because I've been watching football and I didn't you know what big game was on today. JV Edit tell somebody else's like is there a big game and they're like it was like who do you have today in college. Like is this the sports ball. Don't even Yeah Ursula. Gwen are you into science fiction too. I mean good science fiction. Science fiction is created equal. But I'm reading this collection of short stories by Ted. Yes absolute escalation escalation absolutely. No I just know cool. I like old school like okay. We'll Ted Chiang is amazing. I read the earlier collection and that the story and they're called the story of your life the basis for the movie movie arrival which is one of my all time favorite movies. Have we not talked about not using it got so. Hey it wasn't at Brad like several times and he did not get sick. Okay we'll start talking about cross fit or are you still there. Okay listen if you have not read Ted Cheese amazing. He's incredible okay. So that's Dr Pennington Worley. co-signing an endorsement. If you listen to this podcast broadcast hanging in there for you. We love to have you know. We're we're glad to have Dr. Go ahead please. Oh no no no no what is amazing about him and league win is the same way and you should care about this and you should try. Is that a think a lot. About the power of language in shaping our thinking An culture yeah and so both Lin Chang are constantly thinking about how we say things and the way we structure our society and how languages connected that. That's why that that movie arrival. Yeah did you ever see that. Yeah so it's not language it was about how I know amy. Yeah on that one whitaker's in it too right. The Guy Blackhawk as well as listening. I have a big crush on her. She reminds me of my childhood crush. Elizabeth Montgomery say an actual the person's name and that person would be listening going. Oh I never even knew that he was with again where he's an actual person. You might actually be witched. Oh Man who can forget are- even recording. This has been hot. No we are although I could talk to you about Hans Fictional the rest of the time that we have together. Dr Painting is a professor and author posture preacher. He's written a number of books. He has a friend to the TV institute. Big Friend Friend town this week and teaching It's been my favorite time of the year. It's the most wonderful time of the year so even when we started the training program one of the hopes was bringing in outside speakers Experts in their field but are also churchman. Church women people who who want to to do theology or new tests ultimate cities at the highest level in the academy but can also translate to the local church and we didn't know it was gonNA work five years ago But we brought you back five times so it's worked. It's pretty well and you know this. Our students have just really gravitated towards you. And I've also seen you Avenue now for seven eight years or so You've always been a wonderful the teacher and a good friend. But even as you've been preaching more your church just seeing God used that to shape you into a just a beautiful person into theologian into a real. You're a real person. You know what I mean by the air you're dealing with substantive issues but you're also living In a broken world that we're living in and you're able to speak speak in both of those worlds. Yeah so grateful for that well. It's the teaching works because of hungry people could be up there doing my stick and if people were hungry angry it wouldn't be the same. It's an interaction and so you guys have created something so beautiful here of hungry people who are seeking the Lord and trying to figure out their lives and and so it's annoying to come in and it's been fun part of that so you've been in town this weekend speaking about the gospel of Matthew. And would you say that has been where your focus has been the last number of years. It sounds like yeah so I had the great privilege of doing a PhD. In Matthew hasn't stopped since and I always when I think about Matthew I always think what he says in an esoteric way in chapter. Thirteen that The scribe train for the Kingdom of Heaven continues to bring out of his treasure house else. Things old and new and so we've been studying this book of Matthew for two thousand years and they're still. I've been studying for twenty years and every time I read it I see do things. They didn't see it especially everytime I preach from it one of the things that I've been amazed even though not write articles or books teach. It's when I go go to preach a passage that I come to understand it I think in its fullest way. What do you think that is I wanted to ask you about the the process of rediscovery? So somebody's many. Listen to this like okay. I'm on my Bible Reading Plan and I've done it faithfully the last twenty years. I'm coming up on a book of the Bible. I've Read Twenty Times Thirty Times Forty Times. What is some of that process of rediscovery for you as you walk the same path over and over again? How like where does that come from? Does it never feel like it's just old hat like well. Of course you know. This is what what he's doing here in the Greek and this matthew. This is a typical matthew. Move that he's making right here. Like what does rediscovery somebody no no but but what is But what does it look like. What rediscovery look like? Somebody's spending lots of time in one book of the Bible. Yeah I I think it is a it is a literary and theological Michael masterpiece and the reason. We're still reading it. Two thousand years later is obviously. It's in the Bible. We believe it's inspired. But it is a masterpiece. The reason it's still worth worth reading over and over and and a great piece of literature is one that you've reread. I just wanted to read once. And the more so structured and I always remind students that it by the time matthews written this thing down. He's been pondering and praying and preaching teaching and rearranging and editing for like thirty years. Probably by the time. He's this is is his magnum opus. This is as great piece. Just like we would read You know brothers Karamazov for something over and over and you'll see things in it even more. This is a masterpiece. Sure piece and you never get tired of it. I think the other thing and this is why things I so appreciate about all you guys. I'm thinking of Jan.. How much joy her books to her experience? As a teacher feature I think you'd probably affirm this that when you go to teach you go from passive learning to active learning and so that's what I think is amazing that I'm teaching teaching and preaching for Matthew. That's when I come to understand it more. I think you guys build things into the institude. Were there reversing say. Yeah I think so. I think a big part of the reason why I never gets boring is because I'm an active reader passive reader
The Trung Sisters of Vietnam
"Lamonica. Today's leaders were a formidable pair of Warrior Warrior Queens who ruled their homeland for three years after successfully revolting against their Chinese occupiers. Do they live nearly nearly two thousand years ago. They're considered a national symbol of Vietnam to this day. Let's talk about the truth. Sisters UH sisters true truck and true knee were born in a rural village. And what's now northern Vietnam sometime around the year. Twelve see. There's little historical record of their early lives or background but traditional Vietnamese Lor and some Chinese sources hold that they came from a military family at the time of their birth the Chinese Han Dynasty controlled. What's now Vietnam? Following a military victory a century earlier in one eleven not in order to administer the new territory. The Han set up nine commanders. Three of these commanders sat in what today is northern Vietnam Trunk. Sisters were born Vietnamese. Lor contends that their father was a prefect of the region then who raised his daughters from a young age to be highly educated and very well versed in the martial arts martial history fighting skills and strategy as his only airs. The sisters were online to share inheritance. If their family's holdings and titles and their father wanted them to have all the advantages that any sun would have from a young age. The sisters were also apparently exposed to the consistent cruelty of their Chinese rulers. The extent of that cruelty is unclear. Clear but what we know for sure is that there was significant unrest at the time in these newly acquired Han lands Chinese rule became increasingly strict act and the Chinese began imposing new laws on the region. The Han saw the people on the fringes of the empire as lacking sophistication compared to the cosmopolitan Chinese and wanted to bring them in line with the prevailing cultural standards trends. One can imagine how little these sentiments were appreciated by people living living there themselves at some point in her early life trump truck married the son of neighboring prefect. Soon after the marriage as Chinese rule became more unbearable trunk tracks husband took a stand against the Han and was executed though the execution was meant to ward ward off further rebellious actions. It had the opposite effect. The truth sisters took up the banner and begin fanning the flames of revolution their message message spread like wildfire in the year forty. The sisters took up arms and successfully kicked a small Chinese military unit out of their village though it was a seemingly. Small victory served as proof that the Chinese could be beaten so the sisters assembled a large army of mostly women fighters. There's according to Chinese historical accounts within months. The sisters army had captured approximately sixty five cities and liberated their your homeland from Chinese rule. There recorded by the Chinese as being incredible warriors. The sisters became Queen residents wants if they're recaptured homeland and for three years they ruled holding strong against the Han who consistently attempted to retake the region. After three years. The Chinese put put together. A large military force led by famous general to end the rebellion and re-conquer lost territory in forty three CE. The trunk sisters. There's were defeated in battle. The fate of the sisters is unknown. Some Vietnamese sources claimed that the sisters died in battle after their forces deserted them.
Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass
"Researchers say they have new evidence of just how strong an agent volcano blast actually what's heat from the mount Vesuvius eruption almost two thousand years ago here in Italy was so extreme it turned one victim's brain to class researchers believe fragments of the glassy black material found in the victim's skull are the vitrified remains of the man's brain vitrification is the process that turns material burned at high heat and cool rapidly into glass researchers say the preservation of the ancient brain remains an extremely rare fine Meghan Williams ABC news
Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass
"From the mount Vesuvius eruption almost two thousand years ago here in Italy was so extreme it turned one victim's brain to collapse researchers believe fragments of the glassy black material found in the victim's skull are the vitrified remains of the man's brain vitrification is the process that turns material burned at high heat and cool rapidly into glass researchers say the preservation of the ancient brain remains an extremely rare
Löwenmensch: The First Monster
"Back in twenty seventeen. We recorded an episode of stuff to believe my entitled the First Monster and again we ran it in this most recent October over but in the episode we discussed the lion man or the low in inch of which was this. This figure that resembled The was a a human with alliance head hybrid a hybrid being combining animal and human likeness into a single likeness. Yeah now this was This particular killer artifact the mench was discovered in nineteen thirty nine at a stone age cave site known as startled whole or stable cave at Holon Stein near Vogel heard in Germany but it would be another thirty years before anyone got a chance to examine these broken pieces of ivory due to the world wars but eventually thirty years later that's when German archaeologist Johan discovered that these two hundred fragments came together to form a thirty one centimeter centimeter or just over a foot long figure carbon fourteen dated to between thirty five and forty thousand years old. It had the body of a man in the head of the lion. In two thousand and three another lion man was discovered in southwestern Germany this was carbon dated to around the same time period and by by some estimates. Well you know first of all these are amazing just for no other reason. They're just they're just fascinating figures that they give some insight into what ancient people were doing what they were making but also seemed to be the oldest Examples of figurative art. We've seen the Venus of whole fells. Take the title before I think Is from thirty. Five thousand to forty thousand years ago discovered in two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen but while the the Venus is the the depiction of the Feminine Forum and the Law and minch is a human fused with the beast. Yeah and this is what we were drawing attention to the episode. The idea that this is the earliest. I example that we knew about of fantasy art. It is an imagined being yeah as stated by Clive Gamble and archaeologist at the University of Southampton UK UK is quoted in nature quote. They depict an animal world in a semi realistic way. It shows early man moving from his immediate world to an imaginative world. So let's just a brief breakdown of the Lowe and minch certainly go back and listen to that episode that we did if you want more on that topic. But here's the cool thing and in a imagine number of you caught this news already because it was covered a number of places they I even saw it featured on Stephen Colbert show but in December of two thousand nine hundred ninety eight new discovery every was made and it might just blow the lion man and Venus out of the water. This is so cool. Yeah so this story takes us to different. Corners of the world takes us to Sulawesi SC Indonesia one of the four greater sooner islands. And it's actually the world's eleventh largest island I read so we've known about Pleistocene settlements in the the area for quite some time in early Homo sapiens are known to have reached this area between sixty thousand forty five thousand years ago previous studies these from some of the the same archaeologist involved in in this particular fine which is the arch team out of Australia They've revealed prehistoric art and ornaments events. Dating Back Thirty thousand to twenty two thousand years ago in this area and Homo sapiens apparently made it here against some time prior to fifty thousand years ago. So here's how this new finding came about in two thousand seventeen spelunker named Ham Rula climbed into a previously uncharted chamber in Sulawesi. Let's see cave system known as Morose punk cap a limestone cave system in while he was performing a government survey of the case. And if you're wondering ring was Amrullah. His first name last name. Apparently a lot of people in Indonesia just go by one name yet. It's just Just the one name anyway. He he gets. He crawls through a narrow space into at this New Chamber and he discovers cave paintings in the cave paintings were subsequently examined and written about by Aubert at all in earliest hunting scene in prehistoric historic art published December twenty nineteen in nature and again. This is the same arch team out of Australia. Those involved in some previous studies in the area so as the title implies they used some dating technology uranium series dating on Cave Popcorn or mineral deposits that It hanging over some of the motifs in the scene and they were able to date this hunting seeing back to at least forty three thousand nine hundred years ago so that it is twenty thousand years older than the hunting scene on the walls of Francis Lescoe cavs and coming back to the low and mench. That's also four thousand years before the lion man and I realized we're talking about such kind of ironic that we're talking about such big periods of time and there's a large portions of human history that it can also make four thousand years not seem like a lot right which is which is bizarre but obviously four thousand years is a lot of time and to to set the record back. Four thousand years is amazing. So here's an important caveat though there's more work to do as they need to date not just the the work overall looking at the cave popcorn but each figure individually before we can be one hundred percent certain in all of this because there's ultimately the possibility that different portions Sion's of it have been added at different times. Yes now the main archaeologists requoted thing they don't think that's the case but yeah we certainly should date the different parts. I think the the parts that had been that have been dated so far are just the regular animals but the more interesting part. Let's get into that. So yes the overall it depicts what seemed to be individuals using spears against prey animals in a hunt and this would be an on its own with being amazing fine right it would. It would predate any hunting scene gene. We've seen before. But on top of this some of the hunters appear to be what the researchers refer to is theory th- ropes or animal human hybrids as much like the low and Mitch. Yeah some of the humans appear to have tales or snouts right so if this is correct if the Now again and the parts that have been dated already were overlapping. Just the animals that were being hunted buffalo type creatures and pigs. Yeah wild pigs and then a type of buffalo called an no which is also known as a midget buffalo so like a water buffalo except smaller okay And so I think they haven't dated the other figures like the the the theory and throw are the human animal hybrids Yet but it looks like they're probably from the same period we're just not certain about that. Yeah but but if so this would this would probably predate the low and mench making this the earliest evidence. We have of fantastical thinking of like magic thinking among among humans showing human animal hybrids like a human hunting buffalo with a bird's beak. Yeah very cool. Yeah and it's it's we get into it in that that episode about the first monster about what this means right like what what ultimately does it mean to have in your mind. A human with a beast's head on one hand it is imagining something that does not exist in the real world and but then on a deeper level it is taking what this means. What does a bird mean? What are the the ideas that that Just a mere symbol of a bird summons and our DEA two of a human being what happens when these This mix of symbols and meanings collide. What new ideas are born out of that collision absolutely so it? It basically shows that that people from this time period period of four thousand years earlier than we thought may have been dealing with this kind of complex thinking mashing up symbols ideas and concepts concepts even taking aching on a humanoid form. Becky Ferrara wrote an excellent piece on this for the New York Times and she points out in this that the researchers believe that these as may have been animal. Spirit helpers something that's commonly find his shamanistic beliefs so yeah there's a possibility that we're dealing with animism animism and shamanism
In Rome, Local Retirees Are Working To Clean Up The City's Aqueducts
"Another story now we are going to Rome where the aqueducts were a Marvel of human engineering during ancient times in modern Rome and they're often overlooked in fact for many years they were abandoned and turned into a makeshift dump that isn't to local retirees decided to roll up their sleeves and do something about it even if that meant bending a few rules Christopher live say explains these days Rome is a dirty modern city and in some places down right filthy Siegel's routine picket trash from overflowing dumpsters putting one park on the Far East side of the city there's a cigarette **** on the ground in there's a second reason this place is just so remarkable so right now where and aqueducts park in Rome Gabby can sell a college student visiting from Calgary Alberta marvels at the sprawling stone arches spanning five hundred ninety three acres of park land the academics once carried thirty four hundred gallons of water per second from the surrounding hills to the ancient capital the oldest here was built almost two thousand years ago by embers Caligula and Claudius yeah I think it's really really beautiful and I think that the fact that it's not like overtaken by the city is really America by now that hasn't been completely filled with trash seven of rooms eleven after that all converge here with battling for us in a waterfall flowing decide rose bushes and fig trees but the park was and always so Christine says new channel will be co a seventy two year old retired manager in a natural gas company who lives down the street quite the quiz their lives owner it had become a junk yard for trash and discarded stolen objects this whole area was a no trespassing zone you couldn't even walk in this area she Lucy put even the community need we need a ranger even even do the overgrowth of vegetation so but the only people around were drug dealers near do wells and prostitutes he tried to get officials to fix it up something the park service confirms but for about a year he kept getting the run around tired of waiting he said enough is enough and started cleaning up acre after acre with his own two hands ill go we shot up twenty to properly I started right over there by the ju ju plants you won't believe the kind of garbage with sound about fifteen motorcycles and scooters two cars and two cars good evening refrigerators park writers cash registers slot machine to remove it all he enlisted the help of two fellow retirees plus one of Europe's most marginalized ethnic minorities the Roma or we could be good for tour the bony apologies about I'm on good terms with them they collected and sold all the scrap metal they were very generous trash wasn't the only thing the on earth the park happens to sit on top of the via Latina an ancient Roman road that one stretch for tens of thousands of miles in the course of the cleanup the vehicle says his volunteers accidentally crossed the line between vigilante gardening in amateur archaeology a big no no in a country with strict laws against lay people handling found artifacts one day a city official noticed and he was not happy hello to a little bit me the sea the sea he tells me you're not just cleaning things up you're performing an archaeological excavation you can't do this we need to laurel boy fighting as well today the park service confirms that city and state officials mostly look the other way considering all the good work the volunteers have done for the community like the mothers I see playing with their children cyclists whizzing across miles of free clean pants in Nordic walkers like a death to Philly Johnny he says the vehicle in the volunteers are heroes yes yes they are the kings yeah so we are you know we depend upon what they do the volunteer started cleaning up just over ten years ago and they're still added every day of the week rain or shine on this date they're loading the wheelbarrow with litter and collecting and burning brush let's say that though they started with I point out to the Vigo that the bonfires of bill here's to be burning on private land that overlaps with the park that's why I don't know won't hurt them he says if we clean it up it's better for everyone for NPR news I'm Christopher live say
When Does The Decade Start? 2020 Or 2021, Depending On Who You Ask
"Twenty twenty marks the beginning of a new year and the new decade but astronomers say the new decade actually begins January first twenty twenty one KCBS Jeffrey Shab sifts through the calendar confusion there's different ways to count decade Richard Weinberg is with the American astronomical society and he says if you go back in history two thousand years to the beginning of the current calendar or a D. decades and centuries begin with the number one when did the twenty first century yes well it's the first year was one in our current calendar and you count out the first hundred years as a century that's the year one to year one hundred so the second injury began in the year one I want Feinberg says of astronomers decided the decades begin in the year beginning with zero it would put historical measurements of the cosmos out of whack we have to be able to calculate where planets were in wind solar eclipses happen and things like that going back thousands of years and so we need to keep track of every single turn of the earth on its axis every twenty four hours a day but others say because people use the term decades to discuss culture in chunks of history decade should be from zero to nine because that's the way it's always been done even though astronomers say they know
"two thousand years" Discussed on WTVN
"Yeah I mean I'm I can't quite imagine the flat earth argument lasting more than if I I just I don't I can't see it through the way that the flatter thurs do I know they have an answer for everything but yeah I was watching not frozen planet analysis you know they were showing about or or more hours so is on the right you about I guess you know yeah yeah I mean or how but it's just a plain old eclipse so there's a like an eclipse machine that runs machine that doesn't ever and I'm you know yeah I mean I I don't get it of course I record was I all the names of the apostles no two thousand years ago yeah those are the real master they sound kinda Americanized to make Americanized but your tongue so what we have is we we have a six session of names like even the name Jesus is is not is not American eyes but it is it is a form of head having been Latinized and so that you know all of the disciples would have had the Hebrew names and they were written into with the Hebrew alphabet in so that then you have whether it's the Latin Vulgate or whether it's in Greek you have to have those letters transliterated into another language so we don't have matching letters for every letter for example of the of the of the Latin alphabet just to to give an example so right away you're you're going to have to make choices that's why you know in Spanish James is the Iago right and so you get Santiago St James and Andy in America we get James through another language and it comes down to us through English as J. M. E. S. so yeah I know we can't look at at the names of the disciples is being any kind of indication of what their original names would have been because they all would look very different in the original koine Greek of the New Testament or in the Hebrew of that era as well including you know yeah issue himself what what we would call it Jesus so always interesting question I think I think going to the root names of all those biblical characters is fun and finding out also what they mean if anytime you see a name ending in E. L. like Michael Daniel you know that the original route for that was it was Hebrew L. being meaning god and the other things that are associated with it so and then just generally anytime you see words with E. L. it's they're generally related to Hebrew and a L. they're related to Arabic so algebra and alchemy and these are these are words were a L. meaning you know a lot or god it is a conjoined with something else to imply something so if your name if it if you have a bill biblical names go back in and look up the original and see how it would have been spelled I think that's fascinating so great question all rights only just a few minutes left but we'll get to everybody if you've been hanging on we'll get here open lines sometimes takes a minute or two and some people fall asleep waiting no judgment that's on me Bradford St.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Yeah I mean I'm I can't quite imagine the flat earth argument lasting more than if I I just I don't I can't see it through the way that the flatter thurs do I know they have an answer for everything but yeah I was watching now frozen planet analysis now they're showing about or or more hours so is on the right you about I guess you know yeah yeah I mean it or how but it's just a plain old eclipse there's a like an eclipse machine that machine at the ever and I'm you know yeah I mean I I don't get it of course sorry yeah quick one was names of the apostles no two thousand years ago you know who the real master they sound kinda Americanized to make Americanized but your tongue so what we have is we we have a six session of names like even the name Jesus is is not is not American eyes but it is it is a form of it having been Latinized and so that you know all of the disciples would have had the Hebrew names and the they were written into with the Hebrew alphabet in so that then you have whether it's the Latin Vulgate or whether it's in Greek you have to have those letters transliterated into another language so we don't have matching letters for every letter for example of the of the of the Latin alphabet just to give an example so right away you're going to have to make choices that's why you know in Spanish James is the Iago right and so you get Santiago Saint James and the in America we get James through another language and it comes down to is through English as J. A. M. yes so yeah I know we can't look at the at the names of the disciples is being any kind of indication of what their original names would have been because they all would look very different in the original koine Greek of the New Testament or in the Hebrew of that era as well including you know you shoe himself what we would call it Jesus so always interesting question I think I think going to the root names of all those biblical characters is fun and finding out also what they mean if anytime you see a name ending in E. L. like Michael Daniel you know that the original route for that was was Hebrew L. being meaning god and the other things that are associated with it so and then just generally anytime you see words with E. L. it's they're generally related to Hebrew and a L. they're related to Arabic so algebra N. alchemy and these are these are words were a L. meaning you know a lot or god it is can join with something else to imply something so if your name if it if you have a bill that local names go back in and look up the original and see how it would have been spelled I think that's fascinating so great question all rights only just a few minutes left but we'll get to everybody if you but hang on we'll get tear open lines sometimes takes a minute or two and some people fall asleep waiting no judgment that's on me Bradford St me I owe you one buddy on coast to coast AM in for George nori this is Ian Punnett okay I'll be J. Aymeric like nine witnesses appearing on Capitol Hill this week to testify before the house intelligence committee made the on going impeachment inquiry president trump responding to whether the whistle blower should be fired one was so blow there.
"two thousand years" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"That may end up destroying a large part of the planet. And if if in the past two thousand years, we had really been living a truth for what the reality of it all was and that there are beings in this universe. That are jealous. Of homo sapiens. Sapien because of these extraordinary souls, what a very different story to be dealing with. Then are we going to be eaten by hostile ET next up? We've got Mike Daytona Beach, Florida, Michael go ahead, sir. Hey, George great show tonight. Thank you, Mike. Really agree. Linda, just said about the soul to Linda. Been wanting to talk to you since daughter had a dream twenty four years ago. She was four years old. And she when she got up in the morning. She told me daddy. I had a dream and tell me about it. She said, well, there was a bright light in nursery spray outside and and when. The guy came through the ball. And he looks like he was tall and skinny. Had big is. See isn't helium, and he came through the wall picture carried out the door such a strange thing that I've always wanted to tell you this ever since. What has been the evolution of your daughter since? Then. I I can't she she doesn't remember it. She remembers me talking about it. But she told me the stream and she went out the door and down the guy carried her out the door down the street and around the corner and the bright light was down the street at a friend's house. Just and this is like a hundred yards from my house where I'm standing right now. And. She remembers him coming back. He carried her through the door put her in her bed, and then went back out the wall, and then the light disappeared fees. That's what you remember. He was so crazy. Well, I just wanted to tell you that story. Well, thank you very much. And let me tell you what. At least in the vast majority of the cases that I have done. Deep interviews with. Is so common that within two weeks of any kind of physical interaction there will be one or more vivid dreams.
"two thousand years" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Part of our of our cultural fabric. But. But it had it not been somehow the Dead Sea scrolls were hidden for two thousand years, and and it was in the nineteen fifties. Nineteen forty seven whenever no one knows quite for. Sure. Nineteen forty seven. Nineteen Forty-six that that one's just letting their sheep run across starts vegetation, and the Judean desert that one of the bedouin through rock and cave, and here's a shattering of of something and goes home and thinks he's too scared to go on the cave that day that goes back the next day with his cousins thinking that they'll find some sort of very treasure and really were quite disappointed when I was just broken pottery. And what their purposes they were literate airbag, much less. Hebrew, or ancient Hebrew. So he really had no idea what they had. But they brought it back to their camp. Put it in a bag and hung it from attempt hole and debated. Sort of what to do about it? How to repurpose it? There's one part of the story is that there was a debate about repurposing the leather for something else. And you imagine. Oh, my Lord what a lot. But it was one on goal who suggested. Hey, let's go to Bethlehem on a market day that that when are going to Bethlehem, and and we'll shop around and he knew somebody who knew somebody that was connected to that the black market. And that's that's where this story. The Dead Sea scrolls began so really to me even just right up private funding. Getting it's a it's a story of just provident. Absolutely. And why are they significant? These scrolls have Hebrew inscriptions on them. What is their significance? Right..
"two thousand years" Discussed on The Confessionals
"Was bush those three presidents have shaped emotive the society and culture around us they have yes and time yeah and you have to understand the leadership of this world and two thousand eighteen two thousand years from now in order to understand why you and i think certain things where we think because if you take the way the world is two thousand years from now it's gonna be totally different and if they don't understand the context within what we were living in they may not understand everything that we thought and said correct yeah you know and something i think to really think about too is we don't always view when we look at scripture or anything like that as though it was happening during the same time of rome being a vast empire or the ottoman having a vast empire or even the persian empire we always look at it as though it's a separate entity and you can't you have to be able to understand that there's history with the bible in a different manner in which you look at it as well as what was going on around the world you know there wasn't that there was just a small plot of land that inhabited you know the millions of humans that were around then it was still vast you still had people in china you still had people in england you still people in egypt and everything in the science behind what they were doing is going to give you an idea of what was going on then and where they were driving a lot of their ideas or what they wrote down especially when we talk about just before you know i guess the the turn of the millennia from before christ to you know after christ you know and it's difficult to kind of look at everything and take it in with a macro vision but you have to take what the whole world was looking at in i think it was also more along the lines of the fact that there wasn't quite as much exploration across seas because the technology wasn't quite there yet you know i do question that though i do question that because i wonder if i did have more technology than what we think i guess i'm just spewing everything i learned from eleventh history right thinking you're actually doing the dock nation right with your own personal beliefs and sometimes make sense because five minutes later you could be you could be sayings dax opposite of saying well i do believe that the vikings were here long before christopher columbus i guess technically i really do think they had technology beyond what we what what was taught to us but from what we know and from what we can gather there was no exploration prior to columbus type expiration or francis bacon you know sailing around the world trying to find new ways going down past south america and that's the thing that you know we're not taught and there's no real clear you know that i've seen now please again if i'm mistaken show me something that way i know and i can learn but you know i'd say you're looking at something that there's there's a few kingdoms all in one area you know middle east the northern africa and then you have the britain in empire there and so it's it's you know it's one of those things where you're kind of you have to look at everything that they were studying what the scientists in what the astrologers and what the chemists and everything what they were gathering and see what the point of view would be for you know someone luke or someone like paul or mark and get an of where their science was coming from where they're basis was because i'd imagine it's like you said they had a mentality flat earth were if you sailed too far you'd go off because nobody knew the horizon so i've solutely actually vaguely remember learning about that i think it was like sunday's or sonos a kid i don't remember but yeah it's definitely an interesting topic and it's.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Highs in the mid sixties to mid seventies up to eighty in the valleys and the i e tonight low clouds and fog near the coast early spreading inland lows in the fifties memorial day sunny and warm highs from the mid sixty s to around seventy at the beaches mid to upper seventies inland up to the mid eighties in the valleys and the e it is sixty degrees in orange sixty one in cyprus sixty one in long beach at fiftyseven in hacienda heights we lead local live from the kfi twenty four hour newsroom i'm julius later i'm back two thousand years ago he walked this earth teach you teach guiding luffing and preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for god so loved the world that he gave his one and only saw that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life what is today you could talk to laugh with you brian with not only through prayer but through the radio you are listening to the jesus christ show to be a part of the show call eight seven seven holy host and now here's our host jesus christ don.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"So cal weather from kfi mostly cloudy highs in the mid sixties to mid seventies tonight cloudy patchy drizzle after midnight into the morning lows in the fifties to around sixty for the next couple of days highs in the mid sixty s to around seventy it's sixty one and orange sixty one in cyprus sixty in long beach and sixty one in hacienda heights we lead local live from the kfi twenty four hour newsroom i'm julie slater two thousand years ago he walked this earth teaching guiding luffing and preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for god so loved the world that he gave his one and only saw that whomever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life what is day you could talk to laugh with you cry with not only through prayer but through the radio you are listening to the jesus christ show to be a part of the show call eight seven seven holy host and now here's our host jesus christ don.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Weather from kfi partly cloudy highs in the mid sixty s to around seventy tonight low clouds and fog lows in the lower to mid fifties tomorrow sunny highs from around sixty at the beaches around seventy inland mid sixties to lower seventies for the rest of the week it is fifty nine and orange sixty in cyprus sixty in long beach and fifty nine in hacienda heights we lead local live from the kfi twenty four hour newsroom i'm julius later two thousand years ago he walked this earth teachings guiding loving and preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for god so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life what is today you could talk to laugh with you bri with him not only through prayer but through the radio you are listening to the jesus christ show to be a part of the show call eight seven seven holy host and now here's our host jesus christ.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Jewish state has if you go to any jewish religious any if you go to a seder or you go to the synagogue for services on friday night or saturday morning half the prayers and these have been going on for two thousand years next year in jerusalem jerusalem is all over the prayers for two thousand years now what country in the world can say for two thousand years we have said that's our capital and when it hasn't been our capital because of the aspirin because last time there was a real state of israel was there was this guy dean king david running around that's when there was a a state next time out second time out nineteen forty eight it's been a little bit of time it never has changed either it is in jerusalem or next year we will be in jerusalem and he's our prayers from all this juice all over the world saying that so oh by the way the palestinians never even existed until nineteen sixties app you know that they were jordanians before that so just you know obviously i'm biased i get that and so last week the mayor of jerusalem near got climbed up a ladder and installed on the building assign reading us embassy in english arabic and hebrew and that has been a goal in a dream of the state of israel since the moment that it declared its independence may fifteenth nineteen forty eight all right coming up the department of health services.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Around seventy at the beaches upper seventies to mid eighties inland up to the ninety s in the i e tonight partly cloudy than areas of low clouds and fog lows in the mid fifties we lead local live from the kfi twenty four hour newsroom i'm julie slater to two thousand years ago he walked this earth teaching guiding luffing and preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for god so loved the world that he gave his one and only saw that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life what is today you could talk to laugh with you cry with not only through prayer but through the radio you are listening to the jesus christ show to be a part of the show call eight seven seven holy host and now here's our host jesus christ.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KGO 810
"There's contradictory studies on all this stuff but this is something that has been taught for a long time right in the in the shaolin temple has been how long in buddhism for fifteen hundred fifty buddhism excuse me for fifteen hundred years and the shaolin temple has been around for how i'm charlene ten has me around for fifteen hundred years buddhism has been around about two thousand two thousand years okay so i mean you know there's some there's some experience yes signed this knowledge is well she phuong again i encourage you to visit his website follow him on instagram by the way on instagram and his website and you have the new videos on how to meditate for example yes so there's more videos coming no great okay is that she fou longbow dot com dot com yes she for one bill thank you so much for stopping by appreciate it appreciate it thank you thank you everybody thank you she coming up in just a moment we're going to be checking in with chef david king is the chef and owner of oaklands hutch bar and kitchen he's got a southern summer barbecue inspired recipe we're going to get into in just a moment ten traffic northbound six eighty after king an accident was still blocking lanes four five and six at last update traffic still jammed well now from just before one on one and it's starting to push back onto north and southbound one one glenwood northbound seventeen construction is up and that's slowing things heavily back to glenwood cutoff in town eastbound eighty i a motorcycle accident in lane one still northbound one zero one is beginning to push back to cortlandt avenue for those heading for the carquinez bridge on eastbound eighty things are getting easier speeds are beginning to pick back up almost to the limit from just before cummings skyway and just in case this might excite you they just announced the construction is back backup on the richmond santo fabric on eastbound five eighty one.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The history over two thousand years and he's call the book the revelation consider amp going off in the atmosphere and the atmosphere of course you ciller filler ties deterring tanaka who was called yeah the care and give it it's that the railroad ties on file because the the radio's gut red hot n you've got india all nuclear powers and it was sort of an exchange it'll be a worldwide event it say in that book the book of the revelations that the moon laconto blood and then rank fire upon the face of the earth aboard that's that's the that's the atmosphere burning it makes the moon look rid the far coming down he's the atmosphere burning and then he also says that the rivers real karn the book and that is if you remember and i think seventeen i believe it was that uh enp that and i only at all all of the uh uh telegraph warrants it's road shoulder filter broke past the carrington john who was called a yeah the can't give it if it the railroad ties on file because the the radio with gut red hot steph city don't buy you are correct will oxidized all week uh um metal elements in water and soul that touch water and iron when he is oxidized turns to russian it'll turned rivers to book where we have been lucky david we've been very lucky there was the next flare a few years ago that went out toward the side of the sun we weren't facing directly at it if we were we would have had a problem then to you remember that oh yeah but um and that you really want remembering type in through the internet in july 23rd twenty well.
"two thousand years" Discussed on WCHS
"Government which precedes marxistleninism by two thousand years is still in place in china at the day so what we're facing in china is something that uh we didn't even see in uh in russia during the days of the soviet union we see an ancient form of totalitarianism bicc the toil rule that has survived into the present day and uh it's a harsh rule its harsh not just for its own people but very much so for china's neighbours and and i'm afraid for the world at work so that's that's so standard chinese people history and a life today we are the most important country in the world and we are allpowerful and the way we handle things the way everything should be handled is for lack of a better word dictatorially am i right oh absolutely you know americans look back to our founding documents the constitution the bill of rights the declaration then sentenced uh chinese leaders like the current uh head of china xi jinping look back to the founding documents of china that date back 2500 years and these are you know the uh uh slim's a son so we call them the art of war uh these are the ancient writings of the bureaucratic totalitarians call the legal in china uh you know because chinese characters having change the chinese are still using uh what we should call here a glove fictional eddie ideographic the language hasn't changed that much in two thousand years so people that they can read those sanctions text and so there there are living documents in china and so when someone like xi jinping thinks about how he also ruled china he looks back the mauser till the first red ember but then he looks further back to the person in protein dynasty two thousand years ago and he says i'll that's the way we control the people that's the way we dominate society that's the way we control the economy and that's what i'm going to do as well so there following a very ancient and very ominous pattern in.
"two thousand years" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Of the church of which we are part the church which we love many of those answers come to take on meaning as we live them out in our daily lives during the two thousand years now of searching and analyzing within the context of the church community you'd be surprised at the wisdom that the church has acquired there is something very very mysterious about what we call the mind of the church the census for daily in the sense that we have among us the faithful under the shepherding of the pulp and the college of bishops who these two thousand years we have acquired literally a sense of jesus christ a sense of god that we can apply to our lives but we need voices in the desert to continue to remind us of what we have learned as a church you and i must be willing to change to change to the better this is not just meant to be a one time willingness just for today the third sunday of advent but a constant continuous willingness we are supposed to allow truth and understanding to evolve in our minds to grow to change to develop to purify maybe there are new truths still for god to reveal to us but there are certainly deeper and more correct understandings of old truths the not that can occupy most of our thinking time and all of our living time our catholic church treasures god's revelation now is the time for you and for me to understand them and to try to live them the rest of your life is to be taken up doing just that you're family life your school life your work wife your play life all of it has to do with god's life being lived in un by you so listen to john the baptist listen to the profits of old listen to the voices of profits in the desert today let god's holy spirit help you to distinguish which ones are truly the voice of.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KGO 810
"Our hero for the whole two thousand years so obviously the something going on with him and we suspect early on that he's an emissary of darker forces which indeed he is and and the whole thing sorta come to this amazing conclusion in a in a warehouse in the upper east upper was upper west side of manhattan at the end of where he ends up surrounded by a hundred or so people whom he's encountered over this this weekend in manhattan and worse for some reason drawn to be with him at the time and part of the fun of the novel is that it's told in the first person by about fifteen different people by the different people that have encountered him including the the reporter who was not only an eyewitness but also a participant and what's going on that katherine hepburn type labour has gotta voice even our hero has is has his voice in it so when we did the audio book i brought in a dozen of my favorite actors several of them from alien a matter of fact eric pierpoint who was my lead and sheriff mike my daily and eric did the voice of will who was my hero and terry trees who was the beautiful alien across the hall a in alien nation she did an old man started drug dowden karni your little alcoholic doesn't look like terry at all jeff marcus who who played albert the the slightly candy capped janitor mentally handicapped janitor and alien asian is in it for me as well as carry keene and and a couple of other france so the the audio book really plays like radio play off now i love at this kind of a theater of the mind the trade zachary that's exactly the kind of thing and and i decided to write the book in that fashion because it gave me an opportunity to get inside a characters head and and really begin to check it out man of legends you gotta go preorder get in on that right now we'll take a break we'll come back move got more with kenny jonsson and more about some most fascinating tv ever produced will cover that here on coast to coast am the coast website is now streamlined for mobile devices great news if you're coast insider or simply want to enjoy our website on your phone visit coast.
"two thousand years" Discussed on KOIL
"Happened two thousand years ago we are ancient adam it's and astronomers and others there was epa curious gracious and they added believed that the gods interfering human affairs and that if we this is evil he said the vis beings god's coming down interfering with an evil thing because human beings when influenced by aliens engage in a manner of vile in foolish behaviors and called them god the colony leads in the called them god they call them titans they call them mm it'll because the said that when the aliens would come down from the skies people would take part in things like war child sacrifice and the epa curien solution said well forget the spiritual forget the alien forget forget all that just worship material goods because material goods will never never do this to you well gene roddenberry as we're talking about star trek gene roddenberry one said that as a human race moves into adolescence in adulthood it can no longer afford to guide its affairs via the simple myths are human ancestors thought long and hard on who and what they were and came up with the best explanation it could make so he's not saying anything bad about our ancestors they tried their best to explain what was happening to them and then he goes on to say the frightening thing is that we at the end of the twentieth century are still hanging onto these old explanations as to what happened to them and this dates back to the stone age you know not two thousand years he says the stone age that you don't even some of the the drawings on the caves are are are part of if question the ancient alien idea he says i think we need a more truthful or fruitful way to analyse these questions we need exciting philosophical thought and i said before the metaphor i'll be apple the of knowledge the premier in knowledge the metaphor the apple being consumed the apple that fell on the head of isaac newton the apple computer you know.
"two thousand years" Discussed on Latest in Paleo
"Unintentionally for you know since humanity and intentionally at least for two thousand years because all their religious leaders say i say two thousand years because jesus christ was a big believer and fasting for example and were in the year two thousand sixteen ano dominant rape so it's at least two thousand years if something was wrong with fasting would have figured it out like two thousand years ago raid people are not that's there there's even a charity called thirty hour famine that uh goes around to schools and they raise money for hungry kids by getting children thirteen and up to participate in a thirty hours fast as a fundraiser so um you know children do it older people do it and it seems like there are it that the human body is just built to be able to withstand especially something like a thirty hour 24 hour fast now the biggest concerns that i hear from people are musclewasting and slowing of metabolism right yeah those are those are the same to concerns that people always happen again i'll deal with the musclewasting first because both of them arches huge myths so there's lots of people who say well you're going to burn all your masacre to burn all your muscle so let's think about this carefully so the body stores food energy as glucose and fat intake so the as soon as you don't have anything to eat your body is going to burn muscle and leave the glucose and fat alone is that what you think you think the body is so stupid that it's good his store food energy and then not use it ray it's like you store firewood all summer because you have a woodburning stove the minute you need to use a you chop up yourself and throw it in the fire right do you think that our bodies are really that stupid well they're not railway and you can prove it because they have done these studies of people who have done say seventy days of alternate daily fasting for example in this just came out a couple of months ago so this is not even in the book because it's actually more a two recent.