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A highlight from Government Shutdown Frustration
"Jamal Bowman on camera because he can't use his freakin cell phone and say hey guys, I'm like, I'm stuck here I don't know which doors to use. I don't want to set off fire alarms and panic everybody in the freakin building What does he do? He pulls down the fire alarm Mike? Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with Mike Speraza. Mike, Bill's victory. Yes, that was a good one. That felt good. Big win. 28 points I think it was. Just dominated from about the second quarter on so that felt good. What a good performance on both sides. The lines, defensive line, offensive line. Just got to pray now for Trey White. Boy, you really feel bad for a guy like him. He seems like one of the more likable, kind of better teammates you could ever have. Looks like he went down with an Achilles injury maybe? Yeah, honestly, terrible. That's the problem with that sport. We all know it, right? It is physical, it is dangerous and these things happen. Brutal. Just brutal. But go Bills. Good victory now off to London to play the Jacksonville Jaguars. So Mike, should we be celebrating? Congress avoids a shutdown. Kevin McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy cannot get his own side of the aisle aligned. So he basically has to abandon that idea and get Democrats to agree to 45 more days, Mike. So I think November 17th is now the date that we could face the same nonsense again. I guess I get confused, right? I mean, why must this happen all the time? This is not the first time in history you know this, right? I mean, this happens all the time. For some of these things, it shouldn't feel like we're debating on where to spend money, right? It should be America, right? It should be the issues in America. I know I'm making it seem very simple and it's complex. But it just seems like the government can't run on a budget, Mike. We've seen it in New York State. They're how many months late every year and filing the budget for the following year. It's absurd. It's sad. And part of the problem is you have spineless leaders like Kevin McCarthy in there that can't get anything done. So of course these things happen, right? Yep. And this is what one of the people on his side of the aisle, Rep. Wesley Hunt, a Republican out of Texas, had said, We got to break the fever. This is how business has been conducted for the past 33 years in this country, which coincidentally are close to 30 trillion. No, Wesley, 33 trillion and counting. That's just my correction there. If we don't break this right now, if you don't do this right now, it's going to be business as usual next year and the year after and the year after. And I agree with him. I mean, talk about being inept. I mean, you have all the time in the world. I mean, what is he doing right now? Like right now, they should be back in Congress doing, you know, doing what they've got to do for the next time. Because, you know, this is going to happen again. Oh, my gosh, we're coming up on the deadline. Oh, they're going to shut down all the non -essential parts of government. You know what I say? Let the government shut down. Like actually let it shut down. Hold some of these people accountable for how bad they are at their jobs. Well, I agree with that. And I also think, you know, you have the other side that's like if you shut down government, you should have to give up your salary because these are hardworking people. OK. OK. I get that. But sometimes when you need to get things done, when you're look, when businesses, Mike, if we don't agree on a price, let's just make an example. And have we a bid. You want to you want to spend this. And my bid price is this. We don't work together. So we lose that money. Right. Like that's that's how negotiating works. And you have to do that sometimes. At some point, America has to stop bleeding money. It has to happen. Right. Like. Yeah. So whether it's a shutdown, whether it's firing people, whatever, we have to stop bleeding trillions of dollars per year because that's what's happening. And that's a real problem in America. No doubt. And so just get ready for more nonsense in Washington, because this is what they do. They they, you know, they panic, not not quite panic like Jamal Bowman, but we'll get to that in a minute. So so this is what they do, though. They don't really do their job. They don't spend our money. This is our money, as Lomas always says. You know, he talks about this when you talk about Social Security. You know, you talk about this when you're talking about federal tax dollars, state tax dollars. That's all our money. I think people start to forget if you actually work and you look at your paycheck or if you are independent, you have to write those quarterly tax payments. It makes you almost sick to your stomach because you see exactly what happens in Washington and how how our state, New York, and how the government spends our money just makes you sick to your stomach. Yeah. And it doesn't stop either. Right. They find a new cause to keep spending it. So it's not like, oh, OK, this is almost over so we can save some money over here. It's like, nope, here's another cause. Let's spend another trillion dollars over there. Yeah. You know, and Mike, you know, Matt Gates has taken a beating right now because he's actually fighting it a little bit. But we need more of that. We need people to understand that we can't just again, you cannot expect to be a winning country when you're bleeding money and you're really upside down. Right. We have we have nothing of value here in terms of we don't do any energy stuff here anymore. Right. We're not we're not leading the energy world. We're not leading the manufacturing world. We're not leading the military world anymore. We're not leading the education world like that. We're not leading anything anymore. And we're bleeding money more than probably most countries in the world, if not all. And Kevin McCarthy is not being a leader in the House. And Matt Gates actually wants to get him out. Do you think that's going to go anywhere? No, because I don't think there's enough that will agree with Matt Gates is the problem. Symbolic, like lots of things that happen in Washington are. They're symbolic. I had to put my foot down. I couldn't let this go on anymore. And then nothing happens. So here's something that did happen. Jamal Bowman, right on video camera, pulls a fire alarm, Mike. So from the moment you enter an elementary school, even before kindergarten, because you're probably there before you go into kindergarten to check out the building. Maybe you have older siblings that have also gone to the same school you're going to attend, even in like nursery, you know, nursing, nursing, nursery care centers, daycare centers. There's fire alarms, right? They're all over. There's the red. They say do not pull, like pull in case of fire, right? Jamal Bowman on camera because he can't use his freakin' cell phone and say, Hey, guys, I'm like, I'm stuck here. I don't know which doors to use. I don't want to set off fire alarms and panic everybody in the freakin' building. What does he do? He pulls down the fire alarm, Mike. So AOC, of course, got to defend our squad member and then just throw it back at people and say, well, they really should worry about George Santos. What do you think should happen to Jamal Bowman, except for being like the biggest idiot and publicly being seen as the biggest idiot, at least at that moment in Washington? Well, he'll probably be applauded by the left like he already is right now. You know, like, oh, he just made a mistake. You know, he was just trying to get back in the building to work. You know, like, OK, sure. He was hurrying. He felt desperate for the American people. The government was about to shut down. Oh, yeah. Oh, my gosh. He would have done anything to get back into the. Yeah. Yeah. What a hero. He's a hero. I mean, what a joke. Did you see him? He did it all by himself. He didn't even have a staffer do it. He just he is a hero. Not all heroes were caves, Mike. No, I mean, just disgusting. And again, I think it was Donald Trump Jr. that said this on Twitter. But like to me, you're talking about insurrectionists who are in the Capitol that day and it caused chaos and panic. Like this can cause chaos and panic, too. If you're random. Look, there's a reason why you can't do that without being arrested in a mall or like a department store or whatever. Right. You can't just be pulling fire alarms for no reason. And again, I'm not going to make us a big deal. Like, oh, my God. No. It's like you do it like an idiot. And then you then you make an excuse like, oh, I thought, you know, sometimes the doors are jammed. What? So you pull a fire alarm? Yeah. Yeah. You don't do that. And you also don't like pick up a sign and smash through the window. Right. Right. Or you don't you don't run and do a running start and try and knock the doors down yourself. You likely have a phone or you go maybe to a different exit or you go back, you retrace your steps. However, you got back in and into that office building. I mean, just just so, so stupid. He says, I thought the alarm would open the door. Yeah, it might. And it's actually going to send all sorts of fire department personnel to the building because you're just an idiot. We have this here, Mike, where in our offices there are locked parts where you need a fob to get through. Right. If I lose my fob or forget my fob, I don't just start kicking the door down and pulling fire. You know, I call like Zimmer and I'm like, hey, can you let me in over? Like, that's not what you do. This happens in this office. I've done it a million times. I forget my fob. I do not start breaking down doors and pulling fire alarms. It's just not what we do here. That is not what we do. So anyway, so we got to get squad members in on these conversations lately. I think we ended last one with AOC here. You know, we have AOC in again and Jamal Bowman and we're going to get to another one. So congratulations, Joe and Kamala. Hey, way to go. You broke another record. So the new record, Mike, two hundred and sixty thousand migrant encounters at the southern border in September. That's now two million plus encounters in twenty, twenty three and counting that we know about, that we know about. That's right. That's yeah, exactly. That's very great point. I mean, you could probably go at least another fifty thousand a month that you just never even know about. I mean, what is fifty? Mark Daniels always says, oh, the got a ways. I don't even know if they count those got a ways like maybe because they can at least see them, but they get away. But yeah, I mean, this is who we know. We know we're understaffed at the border and they don't care. We know that it just gets worse and worse and worse. So congratulations, Joe and Kamala. Kamala, the borders are making sure our border is secure. As Ayanna Pressley, the Democrat from Massachusetts, had said, remember when she was questioned Jake Tapper? He's looking at her like, wait, so you're saying the border is secure? Yes, it is. It is secure. The border is secure, but we need changes. We need, you know, they do the same thing every time. I mean, yeah, it's it's it's like, you know, those movies are like TV shows where it's like the same premise every show, but they somehow turn it around to be something. It's like like CSI, right? Or like SVU. It's like, OK, we get the point. Somebody got merged or whatever. And then we just got to figure out who it is. That is government, right? Like, OK, they're going to have this problem. And then somebody is going to say this over here and somebody is going to say this over here. Then there's your plot for the day. Let's see if we can figure it out. That is government to a T at this point. Right. And you always say it, especially liberals will create problems and then we'll be the heroes over here. Let's say we can fix the problems and we look great because people can't think for themselves to understand this. The border is the greatest example of this. Let's open the border. And then now let's say, oh, my gosh, the border is too open or the border is wide open. We need to fix this. Oh, my God. What are we going to do? Well, again, I could do this for free. If you have to pay me in New York State, I'll tell you this is a bad idea.
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A highlight from Why You Should Mine KASPA And Stake ADA!
"Why does he look like Tom from Myspace? Go back one more time. That is Tom from Myspace. Tom from Myspace is just missing the whiteboard, I think. This picture's gonna give me nightmares. This is the worst. Here it is. That's our Casper minor down in the basement. What we have is basically a picture of Tim. Look at, or a picture of me. Don't say that's a picture of Tim. Okay, this is the chaos that's going on in our basement. Just one more time. Yeah. You know? Just absolutely. There's no hot way to frame that picture. Why does he look like Tom from Myspace? Go back one more time. That is Tom from Myspace. Tom from Myspace is just missing the whiteboard, I think. This picture's gonna give me nightmares. This is the worst. Here it is. That's our Casper minor down in the basement. Let us know in the chat, what are we gonna name this minor? That's what my sleep demon looks like at the foot of my bed when I'm in paralyzed mode. I've never had sleep paralysis. It probably sounds, it sounds scary. I hate, would anyone here experienced sleep paralysis? No. Yeah? Scary? Scary? Very, very scary. Can you describe in one sentence what, was there a demon? And if so, what did the demon look like? Scary. Scary, scary. They say it's common. And my fiance, she sleep walks a little, but sleep talks, she has a slept with, like she's real, real tired. Yeah, she'll get up, she sleep talks. Oh yeah, my wife, my wife sleep talks to me all the time. Shout out to my friend, Wesley Miller. He would sleep sing church songs back when we were in middle school. What a good guy. I don't know what he's, he went to Baylor. I hope he's doing well. All right, it was me that threw an egg at your dad's truck and I still feel bad about it. All right, this is a mining dashboard here. It says Ice River. Is the mining settings, IP settings. Okay, so a hash rate. Okay, 30 minute hash rate. There's no way I'm ever gonna get this. Okay, I could see the next tab says KAS. Is this a CASPA mining portal? It's a CASPA miner and a CASPA mining situation we got going on. Wait, wait, this whole segment was guessing what it was mining? No, well, no, we're naming the miner. Oh, I was gonna say, yeah, I don't think this was a guess that because Nick is like, he talks nonstop about his CASPA mining. Yeah, we're getting CASPA in the basement. I liked, let me see here, going up to. Thank you, The Damned, thank you. The Mine Tater, Silver Surfer, Yukon Cornelius. We've got some ideas coming out of this. Okay, what are these? Are these comic book characters that mine crypto? Say one of those again. Yukon Cornelius. Okay, that is The Simpsons character, right? That sounds like a Simpsons character, does it not? All right, it looks like, so that was for CASPA. CASPA is still under a nickel, everybody. If we look at all time high, got as high as peaking at a nickel. Now we're peaking back at a nickel. I'm really not a fan of buying wicks of coins. So, you know, I'm not gonna buy any CASPA right here, even though I probably should. And you're probably gonna laugh at me when it goes to 50 cents, goes to a dollar. I just can't do it. I just can't do it, folks. I see this and I'd rather just buy Chainlink. Ah, that being said, I definitely should have bought that dip into the threes. I feel like a dum -dum. I guarantee if we touch 3 .99999, I will buy some. If we get anywhere below four cents, I'm gonna get in on some CASPA. Is that too soon? Is that too late? Should I just buy it now? Anyone hold some CASPA, let me know. You know, what do you think of my CASPA strategy? It's more at this point, I don't even care if I have great X return. I'm just mad at myself not having any. And so I'd rather have peace of mind. Peace of mind, just being able to lay your head on the pillow at night, just going to sleep easy. I highly, highly value that. And so I think holding a little bit of CASPA will also make me feel good there. It might not be the best time to be filling your bag with it right now, though. We're currently working on a double top at a level that, back a long time ago on a DA, this was the prediction I called, I hear, right under five cents. We went slightly above it. But right now, when you're looking at oscillators, four hour chart, daily chart two, we're getting overbought flashes at that double top. So I'm not saying it has to fall back down here towards this golden pocket, but more than likely there's a decent chance you could potentially scoop some more up around three cents. All right, so Brian is just too much for him. You know, he said, I give up Deezy, it's too late now. You know, should I buy like, if I buy 20 of them at a nickel for a dollar, like will y 'all not hate me anymore? I just gotta, I'll just get 20 of them. Oh, you can mine it. I do, all right, so I have a 1070 that's like four or five years old in the office. I wonder if it will work with that. I think you need one like Nick got. I think it's a very specific miner. Is it GPU? Yeah. Okay. Just take a better picture with it. All right. One more time. Just for good measure. That's perfect. All right, let's talk a little Cardano here. ADA upgrade, Cardano staking game changer, multi -pool delegation with LACE. The LACE wallet takes a huge developmental leap forward by allowing users to diversify their stake. Joining the ever expanding ecosystem is LACE wallet's latest feature, multi -pool delegation. Employing a unique strategy, they generate several stake keys from the same account, creating a new address for each pool with the set portion of the ADA the user wants to stake with the mechanism. They can now simultaneously stake their tokens in up to five unique pools, diversifying their stake. So yeah, it just makes Cardano more decentralized here. I stake mine with the default NAMI stake pool, Berry, made by Berry Alessandro. Great, great phenomenal builder on Cardano. I have a pinned tweet that'll show you how to download the NAMI wallet. If you wanna, you got some Cardano on an exchange and you're like, hey, I can get three, four, 5 % if I get lucky for free. Meaning if I got 100 and I wait a year, I'll have 104. I don't have to do anything. Okay, yeah, that sounds pretty cool. What if I have 10K? You might get 400 ADA for free. Let's say it does hit $5. That's gonna be $2 ,000 that you can earn by actually just clicking right, clicking, dragging, and then just hitting delegate. Like two mouse clicks can make you 2K if you had 10K Cardano that is. Other new multi -pool delegation feature is vital to the commitment to decentralization, allowing holders to stake across multiple SBOs, centralization, prevents overall promotes a more distributed network that aligns with Cardano's core vision. A shout out to BJ's NES pool, right? He has the NES pool. Pretty good builders on that as well. All right, it looks like we have a updated FTX asset report on Wednesday. We're falling into the X minute. Yeah, okay, okay, yeah. I thought the ADA would have more than one story. Yeah, just one story there. All right, now we're into the X minute, the Xs. Shout out to X -Pac. All right, on Wednesday, they likely get approval to liquidate their 3 .4 billion worth of crypto. Remember, there is false information in this. They can't sell all the Solana until 2028. And, you know, maybe there's going to be a similar situation with something like, I don't know if NIR's on here, but Aptos, I could see a similar situation happening with Aptos. Now their Bitcoin, yeah, they could, I think they'll actually hold it in Bitcoin. The Bitcoin, yeah, they could probably dump all the Bitcoin, but I think there's going to be some tokens with vesting schedules. I think a lot of that information is hidden in secret. And so it's like, we're relying on the whistleblowers here. So just be careful with what you see regarding FTX liquidations. There's a little bit of a false news out there.
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A highlight from Spirit-Empowered Evangelism (Part 2)
"I haven't finished the message or done it in two parts. This is one I'm just like, all of these parts feel essential to this and we need to be able to deal with this. Acts 1 and verse 8, because this really is the rest of the book of Acts is expressing this, we'll read this verse, we'll have a brief word of prayer, then we'll dive back into where we left off this morning. This is Jesus speaking to the apostles before he ascended to heaven, and they've asked about when's the, you know, when's the kingdom be restored? He's going to say, that's not for you to know, the Father's put those times in his hand. But verse 8, in contrast to that, you shall receive power, this ability, this divine power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you. So that happens at Pentecost, that the Holy Spirit comes upon them, empowers them, and ye shall be witnesses unto me. Okay, you're going to go tell everyone what you have seen and heard, particularly the resurrection. Witnesses tell what they have seen, both in Jerusalem, that's where it starts with Peter's sermon on Pentecost we looked at a few weeks ago, and in all Judea, their witness spills over from that city into the surrounding countryside. And in Samaria, we looked at that a little bit briefly this morning in Acts chapter 8, and under the uttermost part of the earth, and that is still going on today. One of the things we touched on when we looked at this text a few weeks ago is that the task is unfinished. Jesus is very much implying that I'm ascending to heaven and this task begins and it continues until I return. In fact, the angel says, you know, they're standing there gazing up into heaven, the same Jesus who you've seen ascend is going to come back that same way. He's going to return visibly and physically. And the implication is, until that happens, you've got a job to do, which is to be a witness to Christ, it is to evangelize. Now, so this morning, we talked about the fact that God has defined the task for us. What is evangelism? It's very simply telling people the good news of Jesus and calling them to accept it. It's not just information, but it's information and persuasion. It's not just here's the facts, but it's facts that demand a response. It's both of those two things together. We also noted that God has defined the message and we spent a significant amount of time today just carefully laying out what is the gospel, what is the evangel, what is the message that we as Christians are to declare. If we get the message wrong, we might be very, very passionate. We might be very bold, but we're not giving the message of life. Both boldness and accuracy are essential when it comes to giving the gospel. And so you might have a beautiful scene, but no light. You might be very accurate, but it's not visible. That's a message that's correct, but not declared. Or you might have a message that is declared, but not accurate. We want to have a message that's both accurate and made known to the world around us. So where I want to go this evening is how do we go about doing that? And we're going to look at the book of Acts and just look at some examples of the different ways to do that. But before we do, let's just go to the Lord in a word of prayer before we dive in. Father, you have called us to make disciples of the nations. You have called us to preach the gospel to every creature. And Father, we recognize that we are not capable of doing this on our own. We desperately need your spirit. And Father, we also confess this evening that we are often silent when we should speak. We are often fearful when we ought to be bold. We are often hesitant when we need to be direct. So God, I pray that you would fill us with courage. You would fill us with confidence that comes from your spirit's indwelling presence. Would you help us as a church to be a church that is marked by personal passionate evangelism? And Father, not just speaking to the issues of the day, but pointing people to Christ. We ask these things for your glory in Jesus' name. Amen. According to various studies that have been done, there are approximately 7 ,500 news anchors in the United States. That number was actually surprisingly low to me. I thought that like every town had a bunch of them. But 7 ,500. And the job of a news anchor is to simply get the news out. These are the people on the evening news that are like, this evening there was another traffic jam in the bank head tunnel, or the weather tomorrow is going to be insanely hot once again. They're the familiar faces on local TV who give us these updates. They might be the less familiar faces on sort of the national stage. And frankly, as much as many people dislike and distrust the media, and sometimes for good reason, I think we would all admit that people who give us the news are filling a vital and important role to let us know what is going on in the world. They're supposed to get the news out. And sure, sometimes they get the news wrong, and sometimes they leave out important aspects, but the basic description is to get the news out. That in a sense is our job as Christians is to get the news out without changing the facts, without tweaking things. Our job is to get the good news of the gospel out to a needy world, and we've got to get the message right. We saw that this morning. We've also got to embrace that calling. Our job is not to editorialize, but to announce. We're not to be opinion journalists, but more news anchors of here's the message and we're going to declare it and call people to respond to it. That is what it means to be an evangelist, is to declare the good news, to declare the gospel to the world around us. So I want to just pick up with these final two building blocks for a biblical vision of evangelism. Not only the fact that God has defined the task, not only the fact that God has determined the message, but I want to pick up thirdly this evening with the fact that God uses Christians to evangelize. I know this is a really obvious point, but God doesn't send angels to come and proclaim the gospel to the world around us. He doesn't strike people with lightning while they're walking down the street and all of a sudden they're saved. But as Romans 10 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ and that it is absolutely necessary for preachers to be sent out to make the gospel known. The book of Acts, it's called at the title at the top of my page the Acts of the Apostles. And we've noted the fact it could be the Acts of the Risen Christ through the spirit empowered apostles. It's really Jesus who's working. But we get example after example in this book of the first generation of Christians doing precisely that, telling people about Christ. And here's what is striking is the variety of ways, the variety of methods that God uses. There is not just here's the one approved method for giving the gospel. You know, God calls all Christians everywhere to only knock on doors and use the Romans road or only to have conversations at work. There's kind of an above all, all of the above kind of strategy when it comes to getting the gospel out. So one of the first ways we see the gospel going out is in Acts chapter two. So just turn over there with me. We looked at this in some detail a few weeks back. So we're not going to rehash this, but it's the day of Pentecost and the spirit comes upon the Christians and they begin to speak in other languages and a big crowd gathers. And Peter verse 14, Acts two verse 14, Peter standing up with the 11 lifted up his voice and said unto them, ye men of Judea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words. And from there, he begins to give them a recounting of the fact, hey, what you're seeing is not drunkenness, but the spirit of God has fallen in fulfillment of prophecy. He then adds to that, that Jesus is the promised Messiah who's risen from the dead and David predicted him. And this can't be about David because David is dead, but Jesus has risen from the dead. So verse 36, therefore, here's sort of the summary, the call to action, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, and by the way, this is imperative in the Greek. It's not just, hey, allow this to be, but that all the house of Israel must know this, must know assuredly, must accept this by faith, that God hath made the same Jesus whom ye crucified both Lord and Christ. So he declares the gospel to them through preaching. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission or the forgiveness of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. So he preaches and we find out in verse 41, 3 ,000 people respond in faith and signify that by stepping into the waters of baptism. We could give example after example, we have a number of examples in the book of Acts of public preaching. God uses Christians to evangelize and one of the ways he does that is through public preaching, maybe in a church gathering or out on a street or you think of through church history, men like George Whitfield and John Wesley who did open air preaching and thousands came to hear them. Preaching, this authoritative heralding to large groups of people. It might be a specially organized crusade like what Billy Graham did back in the day. It might be preaching that goes out over the airwaves or over the internet to bring sinners to faith in Christ. And Peter is preaching, he is expounding scripture. He is keeping scripture central. Now, what is interesting when you look at the apostles proclamation of the gospel, we do not see elaborate schemes. We don't see slick methods being cooked up to try to pad their numbers or to manipulate people. We don't see high pressure sales techniques to guilt people into making a decision. Rather, we see the simple and powerful declaration of the word of God laid onto the consciences of their hearers. It's the honest declaration of the good news of Jesus. Turn over with me to 2 Corinthians 4 to hear what Paul has to say about gospel ministry. 2 Corinthians 4, verses one and two. So seeing therefore, we have this ministry, the gospel ministry, this responsibility to make the gospel of Jesus known. As we have received mercy, we faint not. Okay, we've got such an awesome ministry. We don't give up, we don't quit. But we have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. I love this. He's saying, we're not resorting to trickery. We're not taking the scriptures and twisting them to make them say what we want, but we are plainly exposing to view what the Bible says and what Christ has done and making an appeal to people's consciences to respond. He's likely describing the individuals in his day who would go around from town to town and would sort of do philosophical lectures for money and some would do the same thing, would basically try to monetize the gospel. One way we could render this is we don't peddle the word of God. We don't go around sort of preaching the word of God in order to get rich for ourselves. But rather just the plain declaration of the truth. Now, to be sure, we do see the early church loving and serving their neighbors. We do see Peter performing miracles and that becoming an avenue for the gospel going out. There is biblical precedent for saying we're gonna perform mercy ministries. We're gonna do good to our community in order to gain a hearing. We have to be careful less we slip into crass manipulation where you're trying to play on people's emotions and arms twist when the spirit of God has not touched their conscience. So how do we go about, how does God use Christians to proclaim the gospel one way is by preaching. Here's another way that's totally different. So if Peter's preaching in Acts two and Acts three to crowns of thousands, we go to the other end of the spectrum, which is simply a one -on -one conversation. Go over to Acts chapter eight with me. Here we have a guy who's by the name of Philip. In Acts chapter six, there had been some division in the early church between the Greek speakers and the Hebrew speakers and the apostles called the church together. They appoint the first deacons and there's seven of them. One of them is Stephen. He preaches a powerful sermon before the Sanhedrin in Acts chapter seven and they kill him because they loved his sermon so much. He faces stoning because of the reaction to it. Same message, completely different response. Then we get in Acts chapter eight, Philip, we noted him briefly this morning. He goes to Samaria and he preaches. Later on in the book of Acts, this guy is so passionate for the gospel, he gets the name Philip, the evangelist. An evangelist is not some guy who has a fifth -wheel trailer who goes from church to church and does special meetings. An evangelist is somebody who preaches the gospel. By the way, nothing wrong with people going from church to church doing special meetings. I've got friends who do that. But the term evangelist refers to those who evangelize. And so Philip gets that label. But look in verse 26, Acts chapter eight. So he's preached the gospel to all the villages of the Samaritans and the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip. This is one of the rare instances in Acts where we see special divine guidance regarding ministry. Arise and go toward the south under the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. So down to the Gaza Strip, going down towards Egypt. And he arose and went and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning and sitting in his chariot and read Isaiah the prophet. Then the spirit said unto Philip, go near and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said, understandest thou what thou readest? He said, how can I accept some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he should come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture, which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away and who shall declare his generation for his life is taken from the earth. It's from Isaiah 53, which Brian read this morning. And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee of whom speaketh the prophet this, of himself or some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him, Jesus. Here we get this other end of the spectrum. This is not preaching to a crowd of thousands, but this is a one -on -one conversation. You see, you may say I'm not comfortable doing public speaking. I'll never stand up before a crowd of people and declare the gospel. Great, well, we have this example of a one -on -one conversation, a divine appointment. God orchestrates this encounter as you read the text. It's very obvious that God is making sure that Philip crosses the path of the eunuch so that he can get the gospel and he meets him just when he happens to be reading Isaiah 53. And occasionally at various points in your life, God will bring those kinds of situations across your path where you bump into a complete stranger. The spirit of God's been working on them. Other people have been witnessing to them. They've been under conviction and you get to witness to them. I remember a time when I was a kid, my dad was cleaning the church where we were at and a Sri Lankan guy just came and knocked on the door. He'd kind of grown up in Sri Lanka. I think he had grown up as a Hindu and was like, I'm looking for a priest. I want to figure out how to become a Christian. Like never met the guy before, never had encountered the guy before and dad brought him home, sat down with him, explained the gospel, the guy got saved. Like, praise God. I'll be honest, those situations are pretty rare that you get someone and you just cross their paths and boom, there they are, they're ready to be converted. Philip is in the right place at the right time with the right message. And notice what his message is, it's Jesus. He starts at the same scripture and gets to Jesus. Beloved, we need to be so fluent with the gospel that we can sort of jump into any place in the storyline of the Bible and be able to get to Jesus. I was talking to Clay this morning on the way out. He was letting me know he was going to preach about David at Ahepa and I just gave him the encouragement. I said, as you preach about David, don't forget to talk about the son of David, right? Anywhere in the Bible we want to get to Christ because he is the heart of the gospel. So the Ethiopian is ripe for the picking. The soil is ready for the planting. And these encounters are not encounters that you and I can manufacture. We can't sort of, you know, we try to strategize and make sure I'm at the right place at the right time. This is the working of God. Indeed, I would say that trying to plant the seed when God has not yet plowed the soil can actually be unhelpful because it's going to push people away when they're not ready. But think about the things that God could use to awaken someone's heart to where they're in a place like this guy who's just ready for this. Maybe someone has gotten to the end of their rope and realized, man, this religion I've grown up in does not give me answers. Or some personal tragedy has happened where all of a sudden they didn't think about eternity yesterday, but now they are thinking about eternity. A loved one passes away, and all of a sudden they're realizing, one day I'm going to die. And they're beginning to think about these things. Sometimes tragedy will be the megaphone that God will use to awaken a lost world to their need for him. Sometimes a divorce has thrown someone back on a faith they long ago rejected. You see, in every tragedy in the midst of all brokenness, when questions arise, that is where the Gospel can slip in. So God uses Christians. Sometimes it's the preaching to the huge crowds, Peter on Pentecost. Other times it's the divine appointment, Philip in the Ethiopian eunuch. Another way we see God using Christians are just individuals who are scattered. We looked at Acts 8 this morning how the church is scattered and everybody went everywhere giving the Gospel. Let me give you another example of this happening in Acts because it seems to suggest this is a way that God works. Acts 11, picking up in verse 19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen. All right, so same persecution. We would look at persecution and be like it's a real negative, it's a real downer. People are getting killed, hauled into prison. God's using it to scatter Christians. Those who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenice and Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. That's all they knew is this is for Israel. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene. Cyrene is in North Africa, Cyprus is an island out in the Mediterranean, which when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. Same message, right? That Jesus and he's the Lord, he's the resurrected king. And the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord. So here's these people who are scattered. They weren't planning to go to Cyprus or to Cyrene. They were planning to stay in Jerusalem and hang out with the Christians there. But circumstances have happened and all of a sudden they're in a place where there's a bunch of people who don't know about Jesus. And so what do they do? They open their mouths and give the gospel. Now here's the interesting thing. It says, you know, preaching the words, none of the Jews, but the Jews only, but notice the verb that's used in verse 20. Some of them, they come, they were come to Antioch, they spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. The word preaching here is not the word keruso standing up and heralding, but simply the word for speaking. One -on -one conversations. I think you can envision them moving into town and having one -on -one conversations over meals, having in -home discussions with their new neighbors, robust back and forth with their coworkers. You see, every week we scatter dozens of different ways, interacting with hundreds of people every week. Other times through circumstances there is a, you know, a downsizing at work and you lose your job and all of a sudden you have to move to take a job out in Seattle. You're like, I didn't want to go live in Seattle. I liked living in Alabama. We got better football down here. Well, the weather's probably better up there. But then all of a sudden you're off moving to Seattle. You can look at that as, man, what a rotten circumstance or it could be God has moved me here. What is the strategic gospel purpose that he might have in making me change jobs or move houses or go to a new location? I often think this when I taught at PCC, have these students who are in the classroom who are nursing and engineering and all of these other majors. Man, what if people deployed their careers in a way that is strategic for the cause of the gospel? You say, okay, I can go be a nurse anywhere, right? Everywhere needs nurses. How about I go be a nurse where there's a church plant that's happening so I can come in and be part of that on the front lines as opposed to just going wherever and not thinking strategically. What if we thought strategically about our moves, about our job changes? What if we thought that all these changes that come our way that we don't expect could be the providential hand of God, putting us into contact with people that we would not have been in contact with otherwise? Now, one of the things that I think is really beautiful in the book of Acts is that we don't get the sense that there are these organized structured programs for evangelism. Rather, we get the sense that Christians just went around telling people about Jesus. It wasn't like, hey, this is on Saturday at 10 o 'clock, we're meeting at the church, but this was just a, I'm going around and of course I would tell people about what is important to me. You see, my goal, my desire, my prayer for our church is not that we have a bunch of evangelistic programs, but rather that we have a culture of evangelism. Like, think about how awesome this would be if we had a church full of people who in the normal course of their daily lives were just telling people about Jesus. We're just like, hey, I'm going to start a Bible study in my apartment complex. Hey, I'm just going to figure out a way to reach my neighbors with the gospel.
Fresh update on "wesley" discussed on Evening News with Art Sanders
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Antetokounmpo's status for Game 3 remains uncertain
"Giannis intended kupo status for game three of the bucks heat series remains up in the air. The Milwaukee forward sat out Thursday's game after bruising his lower back in the opener. Head coach Mike budenholzer says intent to Koopa did some individual work during Friday's practice, but didn't participate with the rest of the team. Buddha holes are also ruled out Wesley Matthews for Saturday's game and didn't say whether the veteran guard might return later in the series, which is now tied at a game a piece. I'm Dave ferry.
Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.): 'We're Doing Fine' Protecting Our Airspace
"Listen to CNN military analyst. General Wesley Clark retired on CNN. Don't be concerned. Nothing to see here. We're doing great. I don't think there should be any concern about how well the United States is protecting our space. I think we're doing a fine job of it. I think the question really is, well, what is this balloon? Where did it come from? And why was it sent? It's too large. Edge to a prominent to be a radio sign, weather balloon. These are launched by the thousands every day. We know that's not what it is. So it's come from somewhere in Asia, China could be North Korea. It could be Russia somewhere, what's it doing there? So these are questions we want to see answered. But as for protection of U.S. airspace, no, I think we're doing very well so far. Yeah, we're doing really well. We let one go throughout the entire length of the country. The entire width of America completing its spy mission, sending out sending back all the data it wanted to China, and then when it got over the Atlantic Ocean, then we shot it down. We're doing a fine job.
Lesley Stahl: The Nation Was 'Embarrassed' by House Speaker Chaos
"I think you need to be very careful and be aware of the people who either on our side don't seem to recognize the wind that it was or of course the usual suspects in the mainstream media. Like this lady, the historic chaos in the house of representatives this past week, embarrassed not only a party, but an entire nation. A small minority blocked the house from electing a leader or even swearing in its own members. Vote after vote a would be speaker could not bring himself to stand aside in favor of a colleague. Yes, it was only for a few days in January. But if members of the incoming majority party can't bring themselves to support a new leader, then one wonders what happens when Congress faces tough decisions on budgets, taxes, defense, or raising the debt ceiling. Actually, governing. I love that. Then one wonders. It doesn't sound like you're wondering, Wesley, you seem pretty convinced that the entire nation was embarrassed by these 20 Republicans.
"wesley" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Now as the years pass, you captured it. But in the moment, if it's what, ten, 11 months earlier, it's completely different. That would drive me crazy. I would never get over that. You're absolutely right. But the thing is, the scene that you just mentioned was kind of a joke at the time. There was no Seattle scene. There was just some bands and a great radio station called kcmu. And they were all they took jobs in coffeehouse and stuff to be able to support their bands, but there was no scene like LA, like I had come from Los Angeles, and it felt not unlike San Diego. There's no real scene. There's just some bands from here. So the whole kind of inside joke of the singles, the Seattle that we filmed when we filmed it was this was like a joke to say, you know, we're a band in the Seattle scene. The weirdest thing was that the music was so good, soundgarden in particular, Allison chains. And it did explode. And I always thought if any of those bands exploded it was going to be soundgarden because I had been to a soundgarden show that was like a Black Sabbath combined with like a psychedelic thing combined with cheap trade. Or something, or Led Zeppelin houses of the holy. And I just thought like, this is so much better than the hard rock bands in LA. That I wanted to do a movie that had that soundtrack to it, and all the bands participated. A lot of them worked on the movie as PAs or Jeff amen was in the art department and it just felt like a group effort that all of a sudden the roving spotlight of media sensation came in landed on that city after we filmed it. So it was actually the spotlight that got it filmed at Warner Brothers was just kind of pissed off that it wasn't what Harry met Sally, you know, that was what they thought a romantic comedy should be. They're like you're giving us Matt Dillon with long hair. That's not Billy Crystal, man. Well, as you're filming it, never mind comes out, becomes a comet. And then Pearl Jam caught ten comes out a few months after that. Same thing. But when you started filming it, when you did, I remember in the research you'd gotten the cast together and you went to see a show and it was like, you went to see Mookie blaylock was they were getting pro champion yet. So you're filming it in the scene hasn't even taken off. I just thought the timing of that was unbelievable. And then by the time it comes out, the scenes happened. Yeah, it's bizarre. I remember Matt Dillon came late to that show. It was Allison chains, Mookie blaylock, and I think Kristen berry opening. But Matt Dillon had shown up from pre wig, of course, from New York. And I remember him sitting there going to jazz, man. I'm just into jazz. This sounds good, but I'm in the jazz. And the cast was looking at me like, okay, so this is like this loud thing that you really love. Okay, well, go to bed early, you know, but they started to catch a buzz. What it was was a really welcoming community of musicians and they were lacked pretension in any degree. And Eddie, you know, Eddie was just the shyest guy who could barely look up from this wall
"wesley" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"To Tom Cruise. And I just want anybody listening at any studio right now. The lesson is not to make a Top Gun sequel, it is to give us more people who in 30 years my grandchildren will be clamoring to see something that they never experienced before. Because it will have been replayed for them 400 times before they got to that theater. All right. Wesley Sean. I'm glad we did this. We did this every two years. Coming up Cameron Crowe, we taped this last week before almost famous musical premiered, but so that's why we mentioned how it was premiering. It's already premiered, but camera crows next. This episode of the Bill Simmons podcast is brought to you by my longtime friend. My friend for football season, because football season is back. And you watch how the action play out and see how all the pre season predictions play out. See if the veteran quarterbacks trying to get that shot at one more ring or underdogs pulling off upsets in the playoffs. All the stuff that makes football great, hating your fantasy theme. It is best to consume it, to watch all of it. With friends and some cold, Miller. The official beer of my house because come to my house, which deputy Kyle does. Every senator watched the Pats with me. And he goes in the fridge. Guess what he's going to find in there? I'll give you a hint. Miller lite. It's cold, soothing goes down easy. It's been my favorite beer since I was ever allowed to drink beer. And you know how well your team will play on any given Sunday, right? No, you don't. You never know. But you always know with Miller lite. It's gonna win. It's gonna win since 1975 because that's when it's been around. It's tailgating your fridge. And for football season, anywhere, pretty
"wesley" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"About the future movies on this podcast, Sean has a movie podcast. Wesley writes about movies every once in a while. He's been working on a book that's kind of mostly about movies for the last 17 years. That's not done yet. The subject of this book is eating the movies. So many it's so much bigger than the movies at this point. I don't even want to talk about it. But I'm almost finished. All right, check in. How are we feeling? Movies. I love them. Okay. I hope they continue forever. They are my favorite thing. Because we're doing not in November this month, and we just recorded the episode for blowout today. This is the palm of the movie that came out. 41 years ago, but John Travolta and it's just awesome. And every once in a while we do the movie like that on the rewatchables and we just and one of us ends up saying, God damn it, why don't they make these anymore? Why not? What are we doing wrong? So is it gone or is it just kind of gone, but sometimes the switch can go back on, Sean? Yes, Sean. I mean, it's not gone. There are still a lot of really good films coming out every year. And I think really the purpose of the show that I am hosting is to, you know, advocate for them, get people excited about them. It's a contemporary movie show. I think the challenge is, we're coming out of a really big period. Where all the corporations that owned all the movie studios that had all the money to make all the movies. It just spent the last 5 years pushing hard on streaming. And the major goal was to build as many subscribers, hook as many people up. Via IV to their systems. And the way that they did it is they pushed all of their content into those places. So we saw there was a huge moment where Warner Brothers put all their 2021 movies on their service on HBO Max. And now we see there's this big pullback on the stock market in the last three, four, 5 months with streaming services where paramount's taking a massive hit, Netflix has taken a mess. Disney today. Comcast, Disney. All these companies that have focused a lot of their creative and financial energies towards streaming, have gotten killed because streaming is not yet a solvent business. And in the process, one of the major casualties is moviegoing. Now obviously COVID-19 is also a major reason for that. But this was true even before the pandemic. It was. But the 22 2019 box office was very strong. It was maybe going to be the peak of the business to this point, regardless, there may not, we may not have ever gotten back to it, but when you compound what I just explained about streaming with COVID-19, with an already kind of wobbly infrastructure when you look at like what AMC is and what regal is in these different movie theater companies. We're looking at a totally different world. It's pretty tough. I mean, it's pretty hard to imagine a world in which this becomes the most important. Like the centerpiece of our cultural life ever again. So that bums me out. What do you think? I'm curious how you got to 35 movie stars. Under 35. We had to work pretty hard. The long list actually was encouraging. There were like a hundred people literally who I was like, this person could be something. Okay. That's what I want to talk about. Could be. Yeah. Could be. Because I actually, the my problem is everything you're saying showing is true. But it requires what you and I are operating on, although I don't know what how much of this you have, I know, I don't have a lot.
"wesley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Auto world with zero marketing budget. If anybody had told you that would happen 5 years ago, they would have said that's a dream come true. But I think it could be too much of a good thing. And I think for many people, including the SEC, it appears to be something of a distraction. And it's something that I think needs to be changed. Take over time, people need to realize this is a multi $1 trillion SmackDown. Who's going to control the global EV market, not just for cars, but trucks as well. And who's going to control the next big thing, which is the move to autonomous vehicles. This is going to be cutthroat competition. I think Tesla needs to throw every ounce of focus they can stay in the driver's seat. Let me give you one example. Tesla has had the best, range, least expensive, most reliable batteries in the sector. They're now developing their new revolutionary 46 80 battery composition. It should be better at range, cheaper and greener than anything ever made. But, the world's biggest battery manufacturer in China claims to have some leapfrog advantages. This is going to be a fascinating SmackDown Tesla is going to need all the focus they can get. I keep the sideshows to a minimum. Whoever wins this next round is going to have done something special. If Tesla wins the autonomous race, it could be a $2 trillion company. That would be quite a trick. All right. Steve Wesley, always good to have you here. Wesley group managing partner. Thank you for stopping by. Okay, coming up. Meta is brand
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"About 16% of new U.S. cases has the same spike protein mutation as BA 5, but doesn't seem to spread as quickly as its ability to infect and reinfect almost anyone. This highly contagious strain can evade people's built up immunity, whether from vaccination or previous infection. As nature reports, lab studies show that even people who have so called hybrid immunity from vaccination and a past infection with the omicron BA one strain are less able to ward off reinfection from either the BA four or BA 5 strains. Experts believe this is due largely to changes in the virus's spike proteins. Current COVID-19 vaccines and boosters target the original strain of the virus rather than any of the variants. So being vaccinated doesn't offer as much protection as it once did against infection. Luckily, the vaccines still confer broad protection against the worst outcomes of the disease. Since BA four and BA 5 have taken over, we have seen some cases of reinfection. Doctor Wesley long an experimental pathologist at Houston methodist hospital told CNN and I have seen some cases of reinfection with people who had a BA two variant in the last few months. Combine the virus's greater transmissibility and more immune evasion with fewer protective mandates across the country and the threat of infection is high. Conditions are also ripe for
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"5 strains. Experts believe this is due largely to changes in the virus's spike proteins. Current COVID-19 vaccines and boosters target the original strain of the virus rather than any of the variants. So being vaccinated doesn't offer as much protection as it once did against infection. Luckily, the vaccines still confer broad protection against the worst outcomes of the disease. Since BA four and BA 5 have taken over, we have seen some cases of reinfection. Doctor Wesley long
Who Is Attorney Robert Barnes?
"Today, we are delighted to have with us Robert Barnes trial lawyer just kind of data based individual bit of a troublemaker and that's what we like. Robert Barnes, welcome to America first one on one. Happy to be here. Robert, let's start for those who are not familiar with your work, your background, what you do on your out there in the media every single day. Talk to us about your background, your training and what is the focus of your work today. Sure, Emma constitutional lawyer do civil criminal cases do tax cases do cases around the country and across the globe, clients are across the board politically. So it represented everybody from the Green Party and the peace and freedom party to the Libertarian Party and the taxpayers party and the Conservative Party. Everybody from Wesley Snipes and Julie Stein and a range of others to president Trump and a range of people, the Covington kids, you name it. So the only thing that's in common is that most of my clients are underdog clients and their cases and causes concern matters of constitutional
Christian Toto: Hollywood Is Rapidly Losing Its Grasp of What the People Want
"But Christian the weird part is I mean I'm only 47 I'm not that old I mean I'm not a spring chicken but you know I'm halfway through my life I remember just a decade or two ago Hollywood used to make fun of this stuff This was a punch line I give you an example You're a Hollywood guy Remember demolition man Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock think the running joke in that movie was that culture becomes so PC Sylvester Stallone wakes up from cryo freeze whatever decades later And he can't believe it How everybody gets harangued for saying the wrong word at the wrong time on the street Hollywood used to make fun of this stuff and now they're exactly what they were making fun of So there's no excuse to like oh my gosh we didn't know you literally wrote movies about it Yeah the lack of self awareness is something we see aggressively on the left these days but it carries over into Hollywood They don't get it They really don't get it They're thinking about a new Oscar host and I would think they might even say let's try Stephen Colbert He's a funny guy Not even realizing that half the country loads him because he's aggressively political and mean spirited So I think that's the way that there is a bubble mentality within Hollywood where back in the 90s they would understand that They had a grasp of what the culture wanted with the people wanted They're losing that rapidly and it's
"wesley" Discussed on Black Mental Health Podcast
"We really are sitting together and working together and pushing each other together to help everybody get to that angle. And he said, because I feel like there's the pool not even a lot to pick from. Even when she said with undergrad, the pool is not even alive to pick from. So just seeing that and again, my viewpoint is so skewed because all I see is black professionals. Me. All I see is that. But I guess I'm lucky because of where I'm surrounded by and who I'm surrounded by, that's all I see is black professional counselors, black. And I feel like to me, I felt like the field was overcrowded until I started to take some of these classes. I'm in school now and start to be around and I'm like, oh, once you get offline, I guess. Once you get out of the online world, it's like, no, there's a shortage and there's like it's on life support of as many black professionals, especially specifically talking about males as in that field. To the point of that's one of the reasons why the podcast was created too is to create not just a community, but a list. Like, hey, no, it looks more. I want to be a part of that. Oh no, there's a lot of, I can be a professional counselor. Look, I can point to something and see Wesley up here. I can see these different individuals. So I kind of wanted to help push that narrative along the way. I mean, I think that like you said, I think your viewpoint is skewed and I think it's skewed for that reason because of the people you know and the people you're out, but then also you're in an inner city. So when you're in a city you're going to see higher numbers, you know, a people of color working in a field..
Black US Farmers Awaiting Billions in Promised Debt Relief
"The government wants to provide billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as part of the pandemic relief package but a judge has put the money on hold because of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming reverse discrimination in Virginia John Wesley Boyd junior with the national black farmers association has been spit on called names he once watched as a federal official tore up his farm loan application and threw it in the trash the land knows no color the land never mistreated anybody people do voice says farmers of color like all farmers are struggling but he's not giving up you can leave your PhD do you have children but I can leave my pool raggedy farm to my children boy is pleading with the young people of color to return to the soil more staff void is raising everything from soybeans to beef cattle some of it on land that was once part of a plantation where his ancestors toiled I'm a Donahue
More Unmarked Graves Likely at Former Residential School Site
"Discovery of unmarked graves near a side of a former indian residential school in british columbia. A local first nation says it has found more than one hundred and sixty undocumented unmarked graves down carpet chuck reports the discovery on lockett island off. The coast of vancouver island was confirmed by the chief of the tribe. Joan brown the island is small. One was once home to the cooper island industrial school. It was run by the roman catholic church from eighteen. Ninety to nineteen seventy five in a statement brown said we understand that many of our brothers and sisters from our neighboring communities attended the cooper island industrial school we also recognized with a tremendous amount of grief and loss that too many did not return home cynthia. Wesley s coma is with the national center for truth and reconciliation. She says she's not surprised. By this discovery. We have been talking about this for decades and many of these survivors has said repeatedly that their children that were buried that were killed or died of various things and they knew that they were there. Nothing unfortunate thing was that people didn't believe that an hour Evidence that in fact this happens. The penalty at nation is hosting to healing sessions on the island in the weeks ahead and a march for children. One survivor of the school says he wants the provincial and canadian governments to step up to help indigenous people still reeling from the realities of the residential schools for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.
WWE Releases Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and More in Surprising Decision
"Buddy murphy. Santana garrett lana ruby riott alastair black and braun strowman all released from their. Wwe contracts are all Free agents now in the world well if professional wrestling is free agent so to speak. You know. I'm assuming that there's a ninety day non competes. Obviously i have no idea. I'm not. I don't know anything about law. I don't know anything about their contracts. I don't know anything about business. I watch a lot of wrestling but those one two three four five six superstars getting released. Come hot off the heels of last month's annex t releases velveteen dream. Jesmyn do vanessa born Schuyler story alexander wolf and those came right off the heels of april's releases from the main roster which shook the world. samoa. Joe bill kate. Peyton royce mickie. James chelsea green tucker policto beau dallas. Wesley blake and mojo rawley. And then of course. There were a handful of releases before that earlier this year. But i mean everybody's becoming a every went to business school today. You know i i. I don't think that it's levi. Came on. Here's that you know what i think you know what i think as i start to add up all the facts. I'm starting to think maybe. Wwe is preparing themselves for a sale. Like all of a sudden we all know about corporate business. Because it's the only way. I love it. That's what i love about wrestling. And i'm not saying it's not true by the way i'm not saying those. Those those thoughts are not good thoughts. I didn't great thoughts. I think that that's actually a pretty astute of sort of Analysis and a smart way of looking at what's going on. I don't think that that's there's plenty of of spots where you could see could. Wwe being sold to nbc universal. You know they're already paying two billion dollars for the network plus whatever money. They're paying for television.
Global Cruise Trips Return With Some Mandating Fully-Vaccinated Passengers
"Chips are on the move in Europe, as we hear from Elizabeth Palmer in England. When the Iona sailed into Southampton two weeks ago, she made quite the splash. 5000 passengers will board later this summer for her maiden cruise to Scotland with captain Wesley Dunlop in command. How lucky am I to be at the helm for it? I cannot wait. Challenging that optimism are the floating nightmares from last spring. Remember the San damn turned away from country after country with a deadly covert outbreak on board? Or the 2.5 1000 people who spent their dream vacation in quarantine on the diamond Princess in Japan. Simon Calder is a travel writer. It's a huge PR challenge the people who are most acceptable to covet 19. Older travelers are the absolute prime demographic for the cruise industry. Theo industry is trying to build confidence aboard. One of the first British cruises of the
Death Toll Rises to 9 in San Jose Rail Yard Shooting
"Toll rises overnight. After a shooting rampage at a rail yard at San Jose, California Governor Wesley's Bill Cayenne chose reporting live remains unclear why the gunman opened fire. Yes, got here's what's new this morning, 1/9 person is dead, and California governor Gavin Newsom is fed up after the latest mass shooting in the U. S. The hell's going on in United States of America? The hell's wrong with us. When are we going to come to grips with this? The latest victim dies in the hospital hours after the shooting rampage. Police say the 57 year old gunman and employees of the rail yard took his own life happen across the street from a sheriff's office. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith says deputies immediately went inside the building. They responded. They responded the way that they should. They took their life in their hands. San Jose Mayor Sam Ricardo says a memorial for the nine victims will be held tonight. Our entire community will need this moment and many others to mourn together. The FBI is assisting local authorities with the investigation. President Biden orders Flags to be flown at half staff to honor the victims
"wesley" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Wesley Chapel. Call 1 800 new feet or visit good feet, etc. Dot com. I'm so excited to launch my first podcast Luna talks with on a Polina on the Gingrich 3 60 Network. The levee warn you This is not a podcast for the fate of park or easily offended this. Is a podcast for those who want to learn to engage to be inspired. And perhaps most importantly, for those who still believe in the audacious idea that is the American dream I heart radio is never want for podcasts. But don't take our word for it. Listen to Luna talks with an apology to every Friday on my heart radio app or wherever you get your podcasts. If you have rats in your attic, don't make the mistake of putting out poison or wasting money on do it yourself traps. Call Earth's best natural past management. Earth's best has an elite team of rodent stoppers that will identify and target Allred entry points trap and remove all rats and mice and create a plan to keep those rodents out. Rats carry nasty viruses and can damage the wires in your walls or worst, Earth's best is so confident that they can stop your rodent problems that they provide a one year guarantee. If the rodents return, So does Earth's best. If you have rats or mice in your house or business, call Earth's best at 806 34. 13 13 806 34 13 13 Earth's best natural pest management provides fast friendly and effective rodent control and pest control solutions. Plus, our technicians are clean, friendly and always on time to stop the rodents. Call Earth's best natural past management at 806 +34 13 13 806 +34 13 13. Updates on everything you need to know about. This is P m Tampa Bay on NewsRadio W F L A So it's top vaccine passports for a moment and just to be clear my position on all of this..
Operationalizing AI at Dataiku with Conor Jensen
"All right everyone. I am here with connor. Jensen connor is director of data science at data echo and he recently moderated a panel at khan focused on a in operational association connor. Welcome to the tamoil podcast. Thank you sam. Super excited to be here. Hey so we are going to spend some time. Recapping your conversation at twelve con- but before we do that. I love you. Share a little bit about your background and your role at data echo. Cher will turn into too long. Though it's always the short version seems waiting sanitize. But i had a roundabout wait coming to. Today's science dropped out of college. When i was young ended up after working random jobs for a while. ended up during the military and was weather forecaster so i spent the tournament. Listening as a enlisted weather. Forecaster military kalat eating out and going back to study math. So did math Africa on the military aid while working at starbucks again right so still nothing to do with wesley. Found my way In the insurance industry and thought i was going to be an actuary that lasted for about five seconds. Realize that was not for me. And then there's some lucky happenstance fell into building data science teams so then really. The last decade mostly has been spent Spent about seven years in the entrance. Fakes in a couple of big companies helping to build out designs. Try to new and different things in insurance which is fun easier said than done though so it was a good gentle of figuring that out
"wesley" Discussed on Rap It Out
"Dozen saying did not expect that you're from texas 'cause no by the wise i'm actually actually from texas myself. I actually live in houston so about two hours away from you to free the point though nice back i got onto the action all right so i helped audience doesn't mind little history lesson we're gonna die deep into your music history as i ask you if you'd mentioned about some of your music if you know what i'm saying you're i saw let's go back to the very beginning. How did jamie dining with music star for you. And that's a great question and basically started when my mom and dad show music music playing in our house in the car like everywhere we went. There was music playing. So i pretty much picked up my love of music and enjoy music from them. You know. pass it down to me. And i just started to run with it Vanish pretty musical Saw was your family. Really born into brab oleg. Whenever they bike rack born of day. Listen to like other genres just picked up on rap so for my mom. She definitely was grow up in the eighties era. She listened to pop brought like latin music and a lot of r&b. She wasn't really a big rat fan but my debt on the other hand he was the rat fan. He listened a gangsta rap. You know cronk wrap everything from like the late eighties. Early two thousands. He loved all that kind of music. That's where i really got my sense of loving music from my dad rap music. My mom she did like rap too because we played it all the time but yes she wasn't really like the biggest fan of it. Okay i really appreciate your friendly being musical. Basically me so goes on. Same age. I into more action webster. Checkpoint major decided again to music be hundred percent honest with you. It was drake when i first heard. drake's music on the radio. I was like man. Who was this guy he can sing. He can wrap. He's very personal with his music. He not afraid to tell the world how he feels and yet the time people were calling him. Soft in like no not very masculine. But he was still spitting bars and still spin that rochat so you have to respect them and then like now look at him. He's number one in the rap game so he was like the first artist. Made me say okay. I can wrap my own story. I come from islands perspective. Until the word how i feel you know and i can be as personal as i wanna be taking on this journey of my highs and my lows and just you know who i am who has rocco is. And that's he's like the biggest influence in terms of me getting into actually writing down music and stuff like that Okay i like the drake. Fan drake's pretty not lie bars deficit on a sidebar Your name is it a real name to have or almost like a rapper. Named what's the background of your actual name at that. Actually my real name. Let's see rocco first and last name Basically i got inspired by kendrick. Lamar and j cole for that aspect. Because i don't wanna go buy something that was not me like when you listen to west. Rocco you're getting who. I am as a person as a man so that is basically just as you all. You need to know that. I'm not about no gimmicks and not about no games. I am telling you what i've seen and what i've been through is hundred saint genuine. It's wesley rocco. Speaking the truth. I appreciate mortgage are dealer. I had that i l Ultimate universe. what would happen if you're not a musician where to be right now. Easy i will be an actor. Wanna be thinking films and movies and all that stuff. Because i. I love movies like music. Music movies are to my passions. So i definitely want to be a movie star. Okay that's a new one ever heard actor. That's a new one. Yeah thanks to take drama classes and all that all right acting. Profession awesome awesome awesome. Ra so what would be your dream. Collaboration collaboration there are so many. I'm gonna give danny brown. He's one of my main influences in terms of writing and lyric so him for sure of course kendrick that goes without saying he's one of the greatest ever do it and just from my southern brother- be great 'cause production and music is very soulful and timeless. And he's a king remembered in time choices. Good choices i've heard a drake Or them the third hung though. That's a new one. Check him out. I've never had acreage. He's amazing he's definitely if you're listening museum kinda here racket that from from big crepe fisher. I see i'll be sure to check later. Credit never heard of him later. All right And i can't wait for you to answer this because the answer but Have you ever gone through a music going. Cy writer's block thing are both riders. Buck i mean yeah absolutely. I believe there's at some point in every artist's career they have a musical writer's block. It's not due to the fact of not trying to the fact that some days your energy is not high and some days. You're not having an inspiration hitting you so just like you just gonna doesn't don't let that deter you. You should do as you just relax. Chill do something else. Read a book watch movie guinness buyer by side music. Because i've just means you're not having the creative juices on that particular day. The next day you may wake up and pad that inspiration for a hook inspiration for a of the or song idea and then you get that right back to the grind. So they're going to be days where you don't have nothing to talk about nothing to write about. And that's natural as artists. I totally agree with you. One hundred percent speculation jack and speaking on your logic This might sound on little beard. But we're going to go into your brain and we don't mind sure so let's go on to your thoughts. How would you describe the Typically create basically it comes from a place of just you know myself like i think about different moods and feelings i have and then i put dance song. It does this particular story. I wanna tell. I take start sending aspect of that for the song while whilst i'm very driven so i make sure that the lyrics matches the emotions of the words and the content matches what i want to talk about. So let's talk about a break-up. I make sure to the emphasis like what the break-up was about what did cheat on me that i cheat on her. Was there a argument. Was there something that broke us apart. You know this example. And if there's like a song about losing a family member like i go. I know it'd be painful for me. But i have to go into detail. Bhave made me feel because you never know. There's going to be out there. Listening that can relate to that and the more detail you are. More impact will feel it to song. Seattle eric's is very important to me. That's like the number one go. I try to strive for whenever i write a song..
NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan
"The nba comes back in full steam tonight. We're going to talk about a one year anniversary of the day. We call it the go bear game when everything changed. It was leading up to the week before. Boston song conferences. Five six days beforehand. There's utah's in boston. The utah guys get infected. Actually feels like it could have been a lot worse from that standpoint but in some ways it feels like it's been a year in other ways it feels like it's been five years but one thing that is for sure as the nba is a hell of a lot different a year later. What what's the biggest thing that's jumped out to you in the past year other than the no fans you know. I think the dirty little secret bill is just a mental health of we talk a little bit about the mental health of the players. I think it's that plus the mental health of the coaches. I would add that. Gm's ev involved like it it it just. There wasn't enough time. there wasn't an time off and and they knew that and that's why they wanted to start january but broadcast partners. Put the foot down and it. Just i see a steel seal the ripple effects of it when you talk to guys which is not easy to do these days because you're not in an arena. You're not sitting down and shooting the breeze with guys before the game like we normally do but when you get people on the phone or in a private moment you know what one had said to me about three days ago. This is so stupid. You gotta do it. But they're like it's just he one of the one another different. Gm said to me you know. I went in the other day to work is in their team has scuffling a little bit and he said i didn't like i wasn't talking about like hey you know you need to keep your elbow win. He said i just went to all and said like. Are you guys ok not about. I'm going to talk about basketball. Like are you okay. Yeah 'cause 'cause it's been a long haul now and and i think it's obviously a reflection of society as a whole. It's been a long haul for all walks of life in every profession and not to mention the people that aren't working. You know we could. We could spend a whole day on that. But that to me is the overwhelming thing that i notice and they're still great basketball being played. I give the guys that are cutting through this amazing amount of credit especially those final four teams which i think when you look back. Now they all struggled. Yeah lakers not until anthony davis went down with the celtics. Certainly the denver nuggets came out of the. You know the gate. Six and seven the miami heat you know. They were a plan team or out of the playoffs in the early. Start and i think that's a coincidence.
'Coming 2 America' Brings Eddie Murphy Back
"Dreaming this weekend. Well let's start with amazon. Prime coming to america eddie murphy arsenio hall back as prince akeem and semi. They have to return to america to see if akeem some seed behind the for their new to the cast. Wesley snipes leslie. Jones tracy morgan. So if you have prime video this movie is included. Your
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"Are okay with but it's really helped me to have more connections because i think in any challenge we have the opportunity to be end up in a better place than we've ever been. That's the whole idea. It all happens for a reason reason right. We got our responsibility making reason so to answer jason's question. It's made me pick up the phone a lot more. I'm calling my mom. I never call my mom so much. I love my momma calling her all the time going around. I started bringing her because she's eighty two and i don't want them going out her. My father going out to get food side drop them. You know food like macaroni cheese and stuff. They can heat up so it's made my relationships with my family better. It's made me speak to my friends more. It's making me facetime. My friends more so in that way. I'm staying more connected to people that it was a choice that you made. You had to make judgements. I had to. I had to catch myself. And that's really like you know. The story of life is kinda calling ourselves out. And that's why i think too. It's important to have friends that we stay accountable to and we you know somebody who can say like. Hey man what do you white wired you visiting your mom or joe you why we haven't seen you in awhile why you stay at home you to get out and and turn it into something good we gotta turn into. We have lots of mentors that tell us. The things don't happen to us. They happen for us. Lawsuit decided to send repeat that to myself a lot. There are some amazing things. Come out of this amazing things but they can only be amazing things for us if we choose for them to be yeah. This is a positive change in my life. Well one thing in such a simple little things but you know like we're realizing how many businesses don't have to travel time. Just do meanings on zoo..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"Destinations for women. Oh my gosh is escaping me. But they they specialize in taking in mothers pregnant. Women are women with small infants and it is of the most rewarding groups. We get to do because the children come into the group two. So isn't that showed. Their children reported the circle. They can't be right and then so they start participating in so if you can imagine like i love like we've talked about a couple of times. The lies are our head tells us when it tries to imagine what our new life are transformed life or getting help. Looks like these women. Were very scared to get help and to be able to bring their children along as part of the connective exercises recovery. Because that's really what it's about it's about connections you know And that's what we have to develop in. I know in my experience in hearing stories from women. You know a lot of times. There's attachments to sexual trauma or or healthy relationships. And so we can get into these settings. I've been told a lotta time. Hey we don't let any men work with our women you one of the first man that the work with and so i'll get to be the first positive role model for man to go in there and it's quite an honor to hear that and especially for me. It's funny the gifts. The universe gives you because let's face it when you're out there on charges of drunk in a band you're no role model for any mail in terms of relationships with woman so for me i take it very seriously in terms of my debt. If you well to women as we start to wrap this up as part two friends that i reach out to friends of yours and friends of mine Jason wahler who we've mentioned already. So i have a question from jason and also eden sassoon the daughter of vidal sassoon. So they gave you questions to ask me. Oh this is like cheating okay. While i was looking at your social media and the people that are tad way made. So she's following him. she's comment. He may even west. I though i love with eating said was that to dig deep. She said dig deep with him because he had a lot of stories. He has a lot of love a lot of compassion tonight. So that's what i feel like we've been doing. We have so thanks for that. Thank you and thank thank. You eat a much. She thinks the world of you in doing so. Yeah i love her. I love jason and jason. Wanted me to ask you about how the pandemic has affected view your mental health sobriety. And all that yeah well. I'm going to be honest. I One of my dreams of recovery was to buy this property out in the desert. I just recently did that. And i noticed dead splitting time out there Really had i on top of the Twelve separate go to support group meetings. It really had so..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"I want to get into more stories that you have because again. That's it i'm done. I'm that's all the stories i have. I know that it's more than just that one woman that girl who lost a friend to addiction. Yeah bet you found a love for for teaching before you stumbled across this right off the us they tell the story of working fusion academy learning center. What what happened there. yeah. I've always loved this. Share my knowledge of music music theory and stuff like that but what you study that or is that all sell. Todd todd guy. I went to college in flunked out. Whatever but i. I was there i was backward with. You're telling you know and if you listen at home. I think schools in amazing thing. I think if anybody can go do it. Get that great. I struggled with school. And i always do better just learning what i want when i want how i want to learn it then. Going into a formal setting. And i found that a lot of people that i respected in life producers the artists. I've yet man. How'd you become a regular prison. Rabia i just did. It did it. Yeah just started recording. Okay cool so that's been my journey. Just whatever i wanna do. I just go do it. But i've always had a love of passion for teaching in. It was actually my brother. He heard of the fusion academy because they had an office in hind to beach the founder. Michelle rose gilman. incredible woman. She was finding that there. Was these kids in schools. There were kind of forgotten about that. Had some sort of difficulties learning than not necessarily special ed or anything but just this section of students that needed extra karen. She created started at home but she created a concept. Wears one teacher to student. And that's what i did. I didn't one on one. Teaching music at this fusion academy where kids were struggling in high school would come and give you know one teacher one student through all the courses of high school and i got to teach music there and i did music production in all sorts of stuff like that which is really cool. I mean to get that super intimate. I'm the teacher students. Just need you..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"They have a hard time opening up to therapist. They don't wanna talk. They have a hard time putting into words in expressing what they've been through or what they're challenged with and what have you and so there would walk by the room and they'd see us in the room jamming out a song. We just wrote a few minutes ago singing from our heart about like you know trusting again or whatever it is and they're like how did you get cindy up off the couch. And she's jumping around singing and when we get him singing we have will process. Maybe the shame and the guilt the darkness in the verses but in the courses we always get into the solution like we can do together whatever. So they're singing. This mantra of positivity but they're pissed goes by and goes. wow. I can barely get jennifer. Say two words to me. You have up inner body jumping around singing. Jennifer aren't musicians. They're not singers out. Never know but we know in our program had a crack them open and then what's even more incredible is when the group's done they go back into the mill you and the walking around the treatment center there still singing that song you know. Nothing can stop me. We can do it together. Whatever we get you know all the cheesy lyrics of course but so the therapists and clinicians see these transformations happen like for example just to rant on a little longer keep ranting. This is your interview this some for example just to put a finer point on what i've seen in. Here's i went to do a group. A young woman walked into the group. I'm doing a female scoop of an addiction. Treatment and mental health treatment center.
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"Just went back to. I knew what to do. That's how i felt. And i just went back into it and it was about two and a half years so for the second time i was still in this thing. Music's over for me but what would happen is the lie right. I would go to a show and watch people play. And i couldn't even handle it because my gut said you're supposed to be up there still and it wasn't about like up there so the chicks can look at me like me and be signing autographs. You're supposed to play still is so. I was really in prayer meditation and i still am. I believe in this magic spirit of the universe where you can manifest and etcetera etcetera so many credible meditation stories. But i started doing this. Wayne dyer all meditation for manifestation. And i said you know what i do wanna get back into music and i said but you know what. I'm not going to go get some dumb punk band. Drive around in a van at eight years old or whatever it was and i saw a meditating all the time twenty minutes day in within ten days of that. Tell you back music. Core monkey texted me and say hey you wanna complaints. I hadn't spoke to those guys in a decade. So i mean you can't even make this stuff up in. That's what happened in. So i got the that huge opportunity all because i was sober like we were talking us about how you got involved in using your music as a platform to engage other people in the world of recovery and sobriety. Because that's yeah this is all leading. Yes so we were talking earlier about being of service to others which sounded cool in a way like. Oh help people. When i was younger but i didn't really ever do as much as i'd like to posture this as completely altruistic decision i made because i'm enlighten now. That wasn't the case at all. What happened was the original korn guitarist. Brian welsh was coming back to the band. And i saw the writing on the wall but in my recovery i also knew while i'm playing with corn better parlay..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"And then this time. I picked up heroin because my brain said well the problem was you're doing meth. Its way to tweaking. My friend actually said my friend quote he said. Here's your problem man. You gotta do this with your met. And he showed heroin me. And i was like. Oh my god dude. You're so smart. Thank you thank you for explaining that to me and then that that's when it got really really bad 'cause i was lost broken. My soul's ripped out losing my band and my music. And i'm working at a job that just didn't feel right to me. I'm going to work on meth and heroin trying to do a desktop but the low part was like i was put it. This way wasn't hence slept in. You know months pretty much. Go out to a bar once in a while to get a drink and people go less. How are you flying man. But i knew what they man is. Dude what is wrong with you. And i looked so bad. Some girl left who knows makeup at my place and one morning i looked in the mirror was like oh my god. It looked like death. So i started wearing makeup to cover the dark spots and everything which i probably just looked even crappier But talk about in. This stuff is in the low was in the fact that was like one hundred twenty three pounds and head slept in hell misery. It was the emptiness. I felt and being so lost and not wanna live anymore in thinking. This can never get good again ever. That was really the bad part where i was willing to eventually go to. Treatment said given phil hesitant insuring. How batta god or ever feel embarrassed to tell any stories. Now i just kind of you know. Shot from the hip. I mean. it's too late now. We're so much out there today. Even take a second second guessing. I've just been so open the well. How about this woodhead was touring. We were so proud of our drug use. I was so brainwashed was sex drugs rock and roll that i shared it from soapboxes so they're still articles floating out there about how i did. Method speed in aggrandizing. It you know what i mean and so i guess it's it's good to get out here. Go no kids that idea. Yeah the but that's the same story of a lot of people who say one thing now. They're coming back to say i was wrong. Astros and and the reason i share the story is because i believe the reason i'm okay. Sharing is because i think there's people that will hear the go. Okay i can relate to that. And then i can help the hair themselves in my story and find hope so if you on the phone with the kid that i was talking to this morning what advice would you have given them..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"Yeah i do. I do okay okay. So around twenty five to thirty five. You're having this incredible experience. Probably the planet. So there's people listening to this going that's true it's nobody's business site. Yeah so it was like it was insane. It's a surreal thing to stand on stage and in my first band you know. I played a big part in writing the songs. And so you have that thing of like. You've written the song and the guitar if you remember when you were in your bedroom in all the work that you're doing now you're watching twenty thousand people dance to it or sixty thousand people that you it and years. Like bizarre yeah. I saw that picture on your instagram picture of you in. You're standing there as a selfie behind you. Is that concert going on. Yeah big concert. And i get chills thinking about it Because you know for me. I don't know what other musicians and actors and people who get to be entertainers do for what but for me. It was always that. Like i always wrote a song thing about what it would be like to be in a crowd listening to dan z to imagine to stage diving. And so when you see that reaction. It's really cool. I'm sure well okay. So you left all of that in two thousand and three for a lifestyle change so tell us some stories before we started recording night. I asked wes at said. Is there anything that we can't talk about. You say it can't talk about your age but that's that's show up anymore. See now you have to remember that thing. Somebody asks you that. Is there anything you can't tell you. I can't talk about my baby. That banter was helpful. So maybe it's good to advocate so tell us stories because i. I think that the best teachers mentors are storytellers. It's easy for me to quote doctrine or scripture or facts. Or whatever about if. I can attach personal story to share..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"Methods now. My bands went from crappy to now or selling out clubs all over and blah blah blah. So again like you're doing earlier this isn't about like hey if you're not tweaker. You can't relate. Maybe you've done this with working out or you've done this with wine or you do it with running away from relationships. We grab onto the thing we think's working in it's actually ends up. Killing us are holding us back. And that's what was going on So yeah toured for a decade. We got the record deal. And i was a full-blown tweaker flying to new york. I mean it's just disgusting but also having the biggest success of my life. Isn't that insane so you couldn't tell me out of problem. And now we can think of how many athletes are actors or super successful people who are killing themselves but then they say well look at. My movie came out. And i just made millions of dollars. I clearly don't have a problem for or whatever We love to use success as proof that we don't have a problem right when usually success means money and a hot partner way. No that doesn't mean anything So any high crashes bird went into rehab. I think like anybody when we're looking at change. Like i'm not going to be an addict anymore. Maybe i'm gonna work on my weight. Or i got to do something about anger. Were frayed on what lies on the other side in our brain my brain told me while the sobriety stuff doesn't come with being a musician anymore doesn't Told me all these limitations that would be on my life in the reality is in the story we hear over and over and over is no the stuff that you want a change in your life is actually making your life much smaller much less of joy when we master them or let go of them were actually becoming who and what we truly are like. I don't like the concept that i'm broken need to be fixed. I like the concept. Is i have things that i need to let go of to become who i am and what i truly so like. I've let go of my addiction like you said. I'm not powerless. Over booze drugs anymore. I'm more true. Lee year than i ever been so a couple of questions and i liked that you said that you know the lies..
"wesley" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"The listener if you think that this does not apply to you in that this is outside of your realm of where you need to go you know. Please think again. Just stick with us do you. Do you agree with that. Yeah it's a family disease. It goes much farther than just the person who is directly an addict. But here's the thing. As i got out into the world. They have a saying in rooms of a recovery that we practice these principles in all our affairs. The reality is. I am a twelve stepper. There's not anybody in the world at any level who would benefit from the twelve step process. Meaning that this stuff goes far beyond like if you're struggling in life anywhere. I'm not saying that you have to run out and do the twelve steps right now but these tenants these these traditions. These things we do can help anyone anywhere in any situation. So far beyon- addiction. So i think i my point is. You're listening you're not addicted. There's always valuable things in these philosophies that so funny. Because i was on another phone call. I had this morning with the island while With a guy who is recently diagnosed with colitis and so. He's telling me all the things that he needs to do to manage this. He like this. There's no cure for this but it's manageable and here's how i'm going to manage this so my wife and i had to make these changes and these decisions he's like. Oh by the way everything that they're teaching me to do. It will benefit anybody. You don't have to go through this. You don't have to go through cancer to learn what somebody who has gone through. That can teach you the life lessons. You don't have to go through a mental health crises. Two hundred stand the importance of okay. A cap back in caffeine cutback on clutter cut back on toxic relationships. I need more sleep at night. I mean all of those things that you would do in your life to manage. This is good news for everybody. It's it's good advice for everybody to live by. Yeah when i got through the twelfth step process i was like oh my gosh i know so. Many people who are great people successful people that would benefit so much from applying these philosophies in their life and so the twelve steps came from all these different spiritual Ways to live. That were way before alcoholics anonymous. And all that kind of stuff that they grabbed happened to work for addiction but they work for everybody everywhere. Great okay so images share with you. I'm city with so west gear is a professional guitar player. Songwriter recording artist and producer. Who signed his first record. Deal to drive records with the band. He founded head. Pe last toured the world for nearly a decade and the band sold over one million records. Worldwide there was on high rotation on mtv radio stations as well as having numerous placements in popular feature films tv and video games against reading here now. Eventually you then became a the guitar player for the band. Corn who toured with them for long wanted. I think four years now. They were looking for a sober sober guitar. guitar player. Y yeah which is the cool part of that story is. I thought my music career was over because i left. My first ban is totally strung out in a heavy drinker. And all that and so when i got sober i thought well you know music's obviously done for me gotta be sober now and i think this is one point. I wanna make to anybody out. There is that our heads love to lie to us to.