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Fresh update on "harris" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Death all across this nation remains remains there empty chairs and Daniel tables and kitchen tables that weeks and months ago were filled with love. One of mom, Dad and brother assistant You can't let the numbers become statistics of background noise. Just a blur. You see on the nightly news with false stoking worries of a second wave combined with the flu season, Dr Fauci is begging people to wear masks and avoid crowds. It's unacceptable to not realize that we are we are entering into a risk period. And we've gotta act accordingly. As we enter into that risk period not say B. C's Jonathan Karl with the story. Other things we're following this morning. The wife of the late Senator John McCain is backing Joe Biden, Cindy McCain said on Twitter. The former VP is the only candidate in the race who will stand up for our values as a nation. A long time Republican notes She and Biden don't always see eye to eye on the issues. But she said Biden is good and honest and will leave the nation with dignity. Federal agents in Chicago or asking any minors who may be a victim of Netflix cheer star Jerry Harris is sex crimes to come forward. People go on a seeking victim Information Web page specifically created together. Evidence on Harris is case to identify any minors who may have had inappropriate contact with Harris. 21 year old is accused of coercing minors to send him nude photos and videos. Come on news time. 5 20. It's.
FBI Seeking More Potential Jerry Harris Victims
"A Netflix star from Bowling Brook was arrested and charged with child pornography, FBI officials are now asking more if more potential victims if there are potential victims to come forward, 21 YEAR old Jeremiah Jerry Harris is accused of luring underage male cheerleaders into sending him sexual photos and videos. And in one case, meeting up with the victim in hopes of having sex, prosecutors say the bowling brook native form the relationships through his role in the Netflix competitive cheerleading docuseries cheer. After his arrest last week. Chicago's FBI office is now searching for other miners who may have had contact with Harris via Snapchat, or Instagram. The Naperville resident has admitted to receiving pornographic images from up to 15 different miners and knowing that they were minors. Andy
Fresh "harris" from Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot
"Whenever your mom comes to visit and don't come back, please. Ever amazing. You had pointed out earlier in the program that camel herders has not received any question Julie. She just keeps walking away. He's had no friends whatsoever might be because the record is a little bit shoddy. On one of those is a northern North Carolina pastor. If I'm not mistaken, you have North Carolina. His name is Pastor Patrick wouldn't Sr And he says Campbell Harris Ain't good for black folk and well, let's hear what he has to say about Camelot. Kamala Harris O Jesu running for the vice presidency. I call a miss lock up a brother for when she wass the G in California. A Negro knew our black man knew that he would get in the water. You need to try my luck going to jail if you appear before her because she took pride and locking up back soul. And now besides you trying to be sister.
Houston - Drenching Rain From Now Tropical Depression Beta As It Stalls Over Texas Coast
"Tropical Storm Beta has been downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall last night along the Texas coast. Heavy rain continues today with some flooding in the Houston area. We're going T to see these fans move in from the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, there's just very little letup coming from these bands, and that's going to result in continued very heavy rain over areas that have already had a lot of right overnight. Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist Jeff Linder says the storm has stalled, leading to significant rainfall totals. Houston police Chief Art Escovedo says the city is prepared right now we're seeing are typical airs are flooding the typical roadways that are going prone to flood. We actually pre positioned barricades in those locations and been able to close down Fort Bend County Emergency management coordinator Alan Spears says things there are starting to clear off roadways remains Very clear way have what one little issue on highway 59 in the penalty area. He says the drainage system will drain the water. Justus fast is it flooded and is asking residents to remain patient and not to drive in high
Fresh update on "harris" discussed on Bernie and Sid in the Morning
"Lying to the people. Yeah, thank you. Democrats were fighting as hard as we can to protect him. Africans. That's great. You gotta love it. Let's stop lying to the people. And we just had just just this journey on where her book is. Don't lie to me. Yeah, I mean, it was so appropriate and that's what they do. They just blatant, a flat out lie. These Democrats By the way, the president that you talk about empathy. I played the clip yesterday when he first heard of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, though he's a political opponent, essentially and she had trashed him, by the way. Which was you talk about protocol. Supreme Court justices are not supposed to do such things Trash the sitting president, but anyway, he spoke nicely about it when she passed away. And then he said this last night about making the pick for the Supreme Court. Saturday. We want to pay respect. We it looks like it looks like, uh, We will have probably service is on Thursday and Friday. As I understand it that can tell the respect. We should wait. So that's empathy. They all he has no empathy, no empathy, empathy, empathy. That's being a nice guy that's being a nice, empathetic president and showing respect. You won't see that on any of the fake news and by the way this Ah Mitt Romney notwithstanding explaining the whole, you know, precedent thing. And though the opposite parties in the Senate and the White House notwithstanding that you want to talk about hypocrisy. You have Obama? You have Schumer. You have Hillary all in a bunch of others. The way they flip flopped out out, Flip flopped on Ah, on the borders and immigration is, you know, just take a listen to this. We must do as much as we can to gain control of our borders as soon as possible. I voted ah, numerous times when I was a senator to spend money. To build a a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in, and I do think you have to control your borders. Those winter, our country legally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law. We cannot allow people to pour into the US undetected, undocumented and unchecked. Now that is flat out Wait, hypocrisy and flip flopping. I mean, in a matter of a few years And to pretend that those tapes don't exist, and we all know how their vociferously they oppose Trump's wall and efforts to secure the border all that stuff, But that's an example of Ah well, I don't know just being a total phony. That's those guys. Now. Look, Kamala Harris. Camilla Camilla Harris is going to play a prominent role is going to be a big deal for her because she's obviously Biden's running mate. She's going to play a prominent role in the confirmation hearing of whoever Trump picks and it looks like it's going to be this Amy Cockney Barrett. Who, by the way, met with the president the other day and is she clerked for Antonin Scalia. She also has seven kids. Two kids she adopted from Haiti. She walks the walk doesn't just talk to talk. I don't know how many. Ah adopted kids from Haiti that Hillary of Pelosi has probably none. I would venture to guess. But the president is going to meet with the Barbara Lagoa, this other Supreme Court potential nominee. She's out of Miami is going to be with her on Friday, but Camilla Harris has been AH, conspicuously quiet. Not much. Not taking questions, just like Joe Biden, who took the day off yesterday. But camel hair, a couple brothers locked up a brother. But now she's a lawyer, and so remember what I'm going to play now when she's questioning whoever the Supreme Court nominee is going to be. So let's just recall this when she was talking to don lemon during the Democratic presidential primary campaign. I have been long and advocate Of making sure that the formerly incarcerated are not denied the right to vote, which is the case of the people who are and convicted in prison. Like the Boston Marathon bomber, people who are convicted of sexual assault they should be able to vote. I think we should have that conversation. That is how this is testing the Democrats are and remember that that she's a lawyer, she should know better. That's her position on that. And so when she whenever she's up there being the pit bull because she is a female, and they'll say, Yeah, you know what? You're the female. You're the running, mate. You take the point on this and go after that, lady Because we can't. We're all men. Dick Durbin. Little Dick Durbin. What's he going to do? He's not. He's not going to Because they're gonna again kid gloves with a woman? Maybe. I don't know. Judge Janine seems seems to think it's going to be. Ah. You know another Brett Kavanaugh assassination. I don't think it will be done on a lynching. I should say. I mean, I think it'll get ugly. Andi, No, if you want a little bit of it When you play this now, quickly for Bernard because he's been saying this for days, Bernie He's the first one to say, and he's right. Just last night. Sarah Sanders on with Sean Hannity. Already they're going after Ah, Amy on her rock. Catholicism's Take a Listen. President Trump has an even named who he will nominate to the Supreme Court, and they have already started aggressively and viciously attacking Judge Barrett, one of the potential nominees. They're attacking her for her Christian faith. Let's not forget these air. The same liberals who lecture us about empowering women when the truth is, they're nothing but liars and hypocrites are only trying to empower themselves and their radical agenda. So you have it. That's exactly what they're going to the religion. Part will be huge, and of course, they did the same thing to what they tried to do it to John F. Kennedy. Back in 1960. But this woman, Amy Cockney Barrett, she went through a confirmation process in 2017. When she was Ah, she was appointed to the appeals court. And just to Sarah Sanders point They went after her on her religion. Take a listen to the Senator Hirono and a couple of others. Let's let's see. Who else do we have here? Dickie Durbin and Little Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein. Take a look. Think your articles very plain In your perspective about the role of religion. For judges, and particularly with regard to Catholic judges. Do you consider yourself an Orthodox Catholic? Wouldn't read your speeches. The conclusion. One draws. Is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And That's of concern. You know, RBG said that she was profoundly influenced by her Jewish heritage and nobody have a question to her like that. Nobody would. They never did. Elena Kagan or anybody. They would never do that to anybody. Ah, especially God forbid a Muslim judge the question about their religion, But they will a question a Catholic like Amy Cockney Baron, who was just an outstanding individual. Ah, very razor sharp, smart and anyway Joe by speaking of razor sharp not being raises sharp on the question of packing the court because the president Went out of bounds, and he's going to appoint a Supreme Court..
‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Of Naperville, Southwest of Chicago, To Stay In Federal Custody For Now On Child Pornography Charges
"Netflix star Jerry Harris of Naperville was arrested on charges of child pornography and he will stay in custody until suitable arrangements can be made for a place for him to stay if he's released. He's been charged on child pornography charges and with the production of child porn prosecutors say that Harris solicited a 13 year old boy to send him sexually explicit photos. And videos.
Fresh "harris" from Houston's Morning News
"Those delays have pretty much dissipated. Coming out of downtown 69. I'm truly hardy in the Gulf Coast windows dot com. 24 hour traffic center from a K T R H top tax defenders. 24 hour Weather Center showers early those air pretty much clearing out down. Cloudy skies for this afternoon high temperature today right about 79 partly cloudy after that, then we're looking good through the weekend. We'll check out the complete forecast with Jeff Mar at the Weather Channel in about eight minutes. Right now, 72 at your official severe weather station news radio 7 40 troh time now for the news here share of Friar Good morning. Everyone is 702 on NewsRadio. 7 40 Katya. Courageous new sponsored by oops. Steam cleaning large top story this hour. Those remnants of Tropical Storm beta Finally moving on from the Houston area, and here's Katie rages. Cliff Saunders. We should be done with the rain and everything from this thing that's been over us for the last few days by this afternoon, Josh Liquor with the National Weather Service says the areas that got hit hard on Monday and Tuesday were spared last night Couple of Jews that it's mainly been across northern part of Harris County and then on into parts of Montgomery and Liberty County, where they can handle it. The big problems with flooding where in places like parallel And which on early, but it was like, what do you go in the city of Houston? You don't know if you're going to get behind somebody and get stalled out behind them and then talking to our TV partner channel to flash flooding, leasing to dozens of high water rescues more than 100,000. Gallons of wastewater spilled in five locations in Houston, because of the rain. If you get your water from the city, though, you don't need to boil your drinking water. We have high water in a number of spots and a listed Katie rs dot com Among the school closures today, Clear Creek and Cleveland Iest Ian that complete list also Ed Katya rich dotcom. Thank you, Cliff. It is now 703. We're going.
Biden's Agenda for the Latino Community with Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate. On this episode I have a conversation with representatives, Sylvia Garcia of Texas twenty ninth congressional. District. Discussed Biden's agenda for the Latino community and what we can expect from Bein Harris Administration including their plans to address income and healthcare disparities and the disproportionate impact of Kobe purpose. Of course, also addresses those criticisms of the campaign around whether their outreach to the Latino community is enough. So here is my conversation with representative Sylvia Garcia. Purpose Garcia. Welcome to the PODCAST. Well. Thank you for having me. If I I want to talk about the Biden Campaign I. Guess these are criticisms not doing enough to connect with the Latino community, and if you think that that assessment is fair or do you think that there's more work to do there? Were you know I think people are just so excited about the Joe Vying Kamala Harris. Ticket that everybody wants some light right there now in their neighborhood at knocking at their door, I mean, they're that excited about this ticket that I think there's some folks who who just feel like until they go come to their neighborhood, it's just not happening but but I know I serve on the National Latino. Council. For by now early supporter I know that from day one joe by his been reaching out to Latinos but I know that we can always do better. Anything that we could do to make sure that we reach more. Latino voters. Not Just in Florida not just in Texas not just in California. New York Arizona. New Mexico but everywhere across the country because if you look at any state these days we have Latinos everywhere we have them in Hawaii. We have him in Alaska. So I think what matters is knowing that that he has started his spanish-language press he started making sure that we we air as much as possible. Eh, he's gotten. The Latino Leadership Councils now in several states, I know I'm working on building up in in Texas because he wants to make sure that he touches the Latino community in especially also is Dr. Biden I think Dr Binding early on recognized Latino vote was and more importantly how important Bill Latino vote was that I know that she had a virtual event with with the would we call the commoditised synagogue Nestle. Which is Debbie Powell from Florida. Veronica, grammar from from Texas and myself were all three Judiciary Committee and people here called on ESCO mothers did judiciary it stock and Jill heard about it and wanted to do an event with us and we did, and now we're going to launch a commodity to commodity campaign to make sure that we impress all our voters that we got to vote until one mother to another. To remind work in our own mother network to make sure that we come out and vote to make sure that we make the change that's needed at the White House. So I'm excited. So one of the things I've found really impressive about Biden's response to that specific criticism is that he wasn't defensive and I think you know right before he visited Florida reporter asked him about. Whether there wasn't enough outreach to the Latino community and buying said something like you know I'm going to work like the devil to make sure that I listen and their vote. So he was open to the idea that there was room for improvement and I think both by an Harris are both consistent in responding without being defensive you know and they bring people to the table. There's a lot of work to do and I think we can always do better and I can tell you Scott along with surrogate were willing to do that. He's he's got a lot of people on the ground. Excited to do that. I mean I can tell you a story Saturday I. Don't do too many in person events, but they wanted me to go to a phone bank and I was assured that were social distance everybody's a math. And I went and the minute I walked in it was about Sylvia Joe Sylvia Joe. Any they know the job blindness running. They're excited because. It hurts them to see a White House that is about hurting people for us in. Texas. It's about what we've seen him doing at the border, but it's also seeing that they're not getting more help and more relief on for everybody on unemployment. It's also about what he's doing to Medicare and social security because that hurts our relief does on our lead us. So people know and they know the to make the change that we need they're going to have to get there in those phones. And? Of, course, the member of Congress I've First Ladies First. So that became their chance. Soviet Joe and I told him I said well, it's not just a joe as it Soviet Joe more contests. So I left him with at Madeira. Very excited. You're making calls and Were Spanish language of phone calls to low propensity Latino voters in Harris County
Polls Have Shown Voters Prefer Biden to Pick Next Justice
"Have this obligation without delay. I'm ham who so Fox News President Trump directing that tweet to Republicans following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the president, indicating he plans to nominate someone quickly to fill the vacancy, But he hasn't yet unveiled a pick. This is a president who is guided by the founding of this country and the Constitution and you look at the justices he's put in place. Neil Gorsuch, you look at Justice Cavanaugh thes air great justices. White House Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. With the presidential election just weeks away, Democrats are opposed to seating a new justice. I don't want to get involved in this debate. Until at least, uh, justice against burning her family had time to mourn and celebrate and reflect Senator Joe Mansion of West Virginia. Fox News has confirmed Senate Democrats will hold a conference call next hour to talk about howto handle the vacancy. Senator Kamala Harris, who's also the Democratic nominee for vice president said this in a tweet. The stakes of this election couldn't be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court. The latest Fox News poll takes a look at who Americans believe is best suited to pick the next justice. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden edging out President Trump by seven points 52 to 45%. Outside the
Chicago - Jerry Harris, star of Netflix’s ‘Cheer,’ charged with child pornography
"In Chicago after the FBI raided his home in Naperville were on that from w Gs. Pam Jones 21 year old Jerry Harris appeared in federal court yesterday. He's charged with one count of production of child pornography. Prosecutors say Harris encouraged a 13 year old boy to send him sexually explicit videos and photos of himself. They also say Harris tried to solicit a sex act from the boy at two. Cheerleading competitions. Pam Jones w G in New Chicago police officer was hit by a
"Cheer" star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charge
"A star of a popular show about colors cheerleaders, his facing child pornography charges after an FBI raid on his home outside Chicago. He was one of the breakout stars of the Netflix documentary Cheer Grand Championship. Several Jerry Harris is under arrest on felony charges of production of child porn. It was earlier this week that the 21 year old was accused by twin boys of receiving sexually explicit photos of Harris. An FBI complaint says Harris admitted to asking for and sending pictures and videos over Snapchat. And Harris also admitted to converse in that way with his money is 15 other people that he knew were minors. Production of child pornography is punishable by up to 30 years in
"Cheer" star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charge
"Jerry Harris, who stars on Netflix, the Siri's cheer was arrested yesterday on a federal child pornography charge. The 21 year old was reportedly taken into custody for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit photos and videos of himself. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30
"Cheer" star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charge
"News A cheer star has been arrested, accused of sending and receiving sexually explicit photos of kids. CBS News correspondent Matt Piper reports He was one of the breakout stars of the Netflix documentary Cheer for the Grand championship. Several Jerry Harris is under arrest on felony charges of production of child porn. It was earlier this week at the 21 Year old was accused by twin boys of receiving sexually explicit photos of Harris. An FBI complaint says Harris admitted to asking for and sending pictures and videos over Snapchat and Harris also admitted to converse in that way with his money is 15 other people that he knew were minors. Reduction of child pornography is punishable by up to
'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on charge of production of child pornography
"Star has been arrested, accused of sending and receiving sexually explicit photos of kids. He was one of the breakout stars of the Netflix documentary Cheer Grand Championship. Several Jerry Harris is under arrest on felony charges of production of child porn. It was earlier this week that the 21 Year old was accused by twin boys of receiving sexually explicit photos of Harris. An FBI complaint says Harris admitted to asking for and sending pictures and videos over Snapchat and Harris also admitted to converse in that way with his money is 15 other people that he knew were minors. Reduction of child pornography is punishable by up to 30 Years in prison that Piper CBS News
'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges
"The star of the Netflix documentary series about cheerleading has been arrested the arrest of Jerry Harris of the series cheer comes just three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit against him alleging that he sent them lewd photos of himself and asked them to send similar material to him the lawsuit also claims Harris scored in one of the boys in a bathroom at a cheerleading competition and pressured him for an in person sex act the Harris arrests also follows an FBI raid of his home near Chicago authorities say it was after that raid that Harris admitted asking one of the teens to send him nude photos and videos on Snapchat Harris will remain in custody over the weekend he's scheduled for a detention hearing on Monday I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Jerry Harris of Chicago, star of Netflix’s ‘Cheer,’ charged with child pornography
"He stars on a Netflix docuseries Today, 21 year old Jerry Harris from cheer was arrested on federal child pornography charges. This week, Harris was sued by Twin brothers for a million dollars who claimed he groomed them for sex. Prosecutors in Chicago say Harris admitted to receiving X rated photos for more than a dozen people he knew were underage.
"Cheer" star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charge
"To face charges. You might be familiar with the TV show cheer on Netflix, now the star of the show, Jerry Harris, who lives in Naperville. Has been arrested on charges of felony production of child porn. This comes after he was sued by two Texas boys who said that Harris sent them sexually explicit photos of himself. And cornered, one of them in a bathroom begging for oral sex. Harris was the breakout star of the next Netflix documentary, Siri's cheer that followed
Cheer star Jerry Harris charged with producing child sex images
"Star of the Netflix documentary Cheer is ordered held until Monday after his first court appearance in Chicago on child porn charge, according to the criminal complaint filed in U. S District Court, 21 year old Cheers star Jeremy Harris admitted to authorities he solicited and sent sexually explicit images to 10 to 15 underage Children. The complaint focusing on his interactions with twin boys, who were allegedly 13 when he initially made contact in 2018, exchanging sexually explicit photos and videos via Snapchat through the summer of 2020. Harris allegedly telling authorities he also had a sexual encounter with a 15 year old at a cheer competition in 2019.
Jerry Harris of Netflix's 'Cheer' arrested on a child pornography charge
"A cheerleading coach who stars in the Netflix docuseries cheer he's accused of producing child pornography. The U. S attorney's office is Jerry Harris, who lives in Naperville, was arrested today and charged in federal court. The FBI raided his home earlier this week. Harris is charged with one count of child pornography that carries 15 to 30 years in prison. The 21 year old Harris is also being sued by Texas in Texas by two teenagers on claims of harassment and abuse.
Houston Texans awaiting OK to seat up to 15,000 fans for Vikings game next month
"Texans are awaiting approval from the city and Harris County officials to allow up to 15,000 fans into NRG Stadium when they host the Minnesota Vikings next month. That would be the second home game of the schedule. The Texans are already committed to play in their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens without anyone in the stands this Sunday.
‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
"Everything. Jerry Harris, one of the breakout stars of the Netflix Docuseries cheer, was arrested today on federal child pornography charges this days after he was sued by twin brothers accusing him of sexual misconduct. Jerry Harris, who's 21 years old, is charged with producing child pornography and this arrest comes after Yusa today reported on Monday that the FBI was investigating claims that Harris solicited sexually explicit photos from 14 year old twin brothers from Texas. Oh, bad. It's so bad. It's so bad. It's really bad. It's so bad Well, I'm glad he's being held accountable if those allegations are
Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on 'SNL'
"Man is throwing his hat into the political ring here. CBS News correspondent Deborah Rodriguez Saturday night Live has found. It's Joe Biden activism. Yes, Executive producer Lorne Michaels tells vulture Jim Carrey will step into the role this election season. Michael says he'll bring energy and strength to the part. As for Biden's political Rival every huge queue like Baldwin's been filling the president's shoes for the past few years, Maya Rudolph has already said she looks forward to returning as Kamala Harris. SNL returns to Studio H October 3rd. Debra Rodriguez, CBS News Right
"harris" Discussed on The Conservative Circus w/ James T. Harris
"History-making it's historic. And that was not loss of course on the medium on the Democrats now, and they showed us videos of little girls jumped down cheering just. Yeah No, I can't do it. With. Hillary Clinton for years ago but she loss. They were depressed about that wasn't possibly more until. Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris also in her speech I think she gave one of the most just of just lie filled speeches. Last week when Biden officially announced that she was going to be the running mate. A she she said, this is a moment of real consequence for America. She said everything we care about our economy, our health, our children, the kind of country we live in it's all on the line and that was the theme last night. It's all on the line. Our democracy they keep saying I'm tired of correctly but, our democracy. is on the line. She went from being cheerful last night. She was cheerful than she was empathetic. She was nostalgic. She was indignant that you went back to being cheerful all in a matter of seconds. It was very scuitto. She's trying to portray herself as someone is humanizing in and relatable down to Earth. Her step children were praising her in the introduction. And that this was a real effort to show that she's not a robot like like Hillary Clinton. She was trying to be seen as trustworthy not untrustworthy like Hillary Clinton. She was trying to portray yourself as being popular, not immensely unpopular like. Hillary Clinton. But when you put it all of that duplicity aside last night. The details of camale hurts his speech. I think we're more CRINGE-WORTHY THAN HER INSINCERE T. She came out heavily criticizing President Trump of course, his handling of the virus blaming him for the death toll, the economic contraction, which is kind of fun. All these Democrats throughout the DNC conviction had been blaming president trump for the horrible economy not acknowledging that it was the corona virus that took us down this road and not acknowledging that it has been a blue state governors. Who are refusing to open up their economies. It's curious that is never ever mentioned well, that kind of blows the narrative apart doesn't it? She made her case against Donald Trump. But then she pivoted of course to all the things that the Democrats usually pivot to poverty. Racism. Homelessness. Now. You know what comes with that summer heat though summer utility bills, some of you may be seeing bills up to five times what you're used to with the one hundred plus degree temperatures. I've got a solution go solar with Sunny Energy Jamesy Harris here new low interest rates as low as one point, four, nine percent and no money down financing is available with Sunday, energy plus thirteen months. No payments if contract is signed by August. 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And in our broader criminal justice system this virus. It has no is. And yet it knows exactly how we see each other. And how we treat each other. And let's be clear. There is no vaccine for racism vaccine for racism. The virus has been races attacking people of Color. SYSTEMIC SEE But, if the virus is You White folks don't have to wear masks. That's what I tweeted less than you should follow me on twitter do these. Events I I tweet at James T Harris on twitter follow me. Kamala Harris this this vaccine, there's no vaccine for racism she she packed she packed up in, they're talking about the virus and house attacking plus the racist because we are a systemic racist country. The Corona viruses hitting people color harder than his hitting others. There was one moment where Kamala Harris was speaking last night where she actually said something once again. Made. A lot of us. On the right, sit up straight in our chairs that led me to become a lawyer. At District Attorney Attorney General and a United States senator. And every step of the way. I've been guided by the words I spoke from the first time I stood in a courtroom. Kamla Harris for the people. I have fought for children and survivors of sexual assault. I've fought against transnational criminal organizations I took on the biggest banks and helped take down one of the biggest for profit colleges. I know a Predator when I see all You know. You know a Predator when you see when of course, you did say that she believed Tara read Joe. Biden's accuser. And, of course, you know this shared the stage there with the bill. Clinton. This is amazing. I know a Predator when I see one as far as the black community goes. Kamla Harrison not being well received. I have evidence of that. I'll share with you at six, forty, eight, four..
"harris" Discussed on The Conservative Circus w/ James T. Harris
"The bite in Harissa Obama ticket that's what it is. The Biden Harris Obama. Ticket. has a complete monopoly on everything that is wrong with twenty twenty. This has been a crazy year a crazy year. Forty. percent of Americans believed Biden to be suffering from dementia and sixty percent don't believe he'll survive a full forced term as president. Let that sink in. We have a man that almost half of America believes has dementia. Being, supported by the Democrat Party. If this is an elder abuse than than what is. We've talked about this often I mean I'm just shocked that his that is leading. Do this let alone his inner circle of the Democrat Party what does that say about them? Joe Biden. Can't even answer questions though I mean he he gets mean he starts screaming obscenities. He begins shaking as fast when he doesn't understand the answer. Then, you got a camera is a camera Kamala because that's a big controversy these days. which she asks a question that she can't answer. She just grins like a Cheshire Cheshire. Cat and just starts whooping and giggling. When you ask them both the question together is. Like it's like a rheinland overdose. It's like crazed. What are we watching. Here's something else. It's crazy and it's not going to be talked about. Because they won't even allow for for for Kamala Harris to answer questions to be asked questions by the media after the big announcement yesterday they just hustled them off the stage GONNA put Kamala Harrison same basement with Biden. I didn't think not going to let her be her. Can they allow it? Kamala Harris strongly believes that Joe Biden is a serial abuser of women. But will do everything in her power to elevate the the hair sniffing Predator to groper in chief. Joe Biden can't even remember Harris, his name without looking down at his cheat sheet. And a lot of people now starting to think that of course. Barack Obama who could not persuade by the not to run that he's he's orchestrating this from the background. By the so lost in the past. That it many times he doesn't have any idea where he is. And we're starting to learn more about Kamala Harris Sketchy. Pass. But but the media doesn't care. And I think that's what's most frightening of all the media does not care. They have already cited up with Camp Biden. They're already sending memos back and forth. This is the same thing we saw what Hillary Clinton. Only, tried to kind of keep it a secret until wikileaks y'all just broke it. You'll bus it all up, bussing it out. Now, there's no they're not trying to keep a secret there. They are in alignment they are in collusion there they are in cahoots. And their goal is to get. Joe Biden across the finish line now wing. That, he won't finish his first term. What are we watching? Will you look at the background and when you look at the hypocrisy? You have Joe. Biden accusing trump president trump of being a racist bringing up Charlottesville I gotta get the trump camp credit because they knew this was coming. They were ready for a series commercial doubt that are absolutely brilliant pushing back against the false narrative in the meantime. The. Trump camp is also taking the offensive of using Joe. Biden's words and actions over the last forty years in Washington DC to demonstrate that if anybody is a racist in this in this race, it is Joe Biden. And doing the same thing for Kamala Harris using her words and her actions. The media. Especially, with the television media, we don't have news will we have is propaganda and far too many people are still wired in an hooked on a that propaganda. And they decided that they're not to have any inkling of the truth being towed. About the trump pence camp they're going to lie when necessary even if they can't get away with it, they're going to put it out there because they know how those lives shape public opinion. You still have people running around saying that president trump said all they were good people on both sides. That has long been debunked. and. It's all too easy to even look at videos of that press conference, but the media is powerful. Under biding Obama Black Americans were left poorer than than. than. The last three years the last eight years have been a complete turnaround. Economic growth historic economic growth in the black community in just three years and yet. You have Joe Biden. Kamala Harris talking about the devastating impact that the trump administration has had on black, America? On the Black Economy Whatever that is. What is clear going forward is that for Democrats fraud is the name of the game. If you can't. Pretend to be for the people actively working against them. Then you can't rightly be a Democrat at all right now. This is scary stuff. And we're going to half. To. Find a way to fight back against it and win in November. There's a controversy out there. We talked about it on the show yesterday. Is Kamala Harris eligible well. I'm thinking that this might be a nothing burger, but we're gonNA talk about it. At six eighteen. You are listening to the conservative circus. I am your ringmaster James Harassed on forget your chance to win one thousand dollars is at the top of the hour. Make sure you're tuned in. Looks like we have another birther controversy. All my goodness. You remember during the Obama years. You. Had to none other than Donald Trump. In Sheriff Joe are pile investigate the the birth documents of. Barack Hussein.
"harris" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast
"But due to recent events triggered by the cove in nineteen outbreak. A portion of this episode has been updated. I'm joined by Joan Sullivan Harris speech partner and leader of our government compliance investigations. Practice Group. Joan. Thank you for joining us again today. How is the pandemic affecting the lobbying community in New York? Thank you for having me on again. I just want to say that. The lobbying community consists of many businesses both large and small healthcare systems not for profits. All of whom are grappling with the covert nineteen outbreak. Just like the rest of us as we all know. No one is immune from the business interruption and that includes the regulator which is Joint Commission on public ethics. So they're not now operating remotely As well They've done a few things In reaction to the crisis one of which they've extended some of the time to submit lobbying filings so they were filings for the january-february period that were due on March fifteenth. And they've now extended that deadline until March thirty first. So if you are a filer I would suggest checking with the JAYCO website to make sure Whether there are any further extensions the other thing I've noticed in reaction to the current crisis is I've gotten some questions about gift giving by registered lobbyists. So there's definitely been an increase in the spirit of giving Many of these companies are very generous. And they WANNA help in any way. They can to the relief efforts by giving to their state or county agencies that support our community however onto the lobbying act..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Apologies to those of you in line is the way karma works apparently. Karma date. Various forms of meditation exist and just curious are they all created equal? Or do you have specific advice on? Well, they're not that there are different forms, which have different purposes. So there. To use the Buddhist framework here there are there are concentration practices where the goal is to focus one pointedly on on some object could be the breath, it could be a candle flame, or you know. Inner visual ization and the goal. There is really to focus so one pointedly that you notice nothing else. So thought thoughts really are the antecedents of that practice? If you're thinking, you're not focusing, and you're you're you're failing in that moment. And that kind of concentration becomes a tool that can be used for practice like mindfulness. But that isn't it's not the same as a practice mindfulness mindfulness as much more about you need some concentration, but it's much more simply noticing what is arising without having any expectation that any thing should or shouldn't arise and that begins to change the character of your experience, and you begin to have various insights, but I concentration practice is much more narrowly focused thing, which is a useful skill. But it's just. It is the thing that becomes in the end of the day. It can seem like an artifice is more like a drug experience because when concentration really works. It has become a novice with very pleasant states of mind, and you kind of have this sort of heroin addict like attachment to the pleasantness of meditation. But then it's it's transitory when you're no longer concentrated. You're no longer getting that high and so the so the other type of practice is called insight BRAC, which mindfulness is the technique and there it's not about prolong any specific state. It's about about actually seen what is common to all states of consciousness, and therefore no longer clinging to one of the things that's common their impermanent, and you're no longer cling into the highs or pushing away the loaves I'm gonna soom maybe wrong, but I'm gonna -ssume that under girding. Your question is kind of sense of what kind of meditation should. I be doing. And I guess what I would say to you is at the beginning. There can be a real sense of like wanting to try everything which I think is cool. I think you should try a bunch of things and see what speaks you what tradition. What's slave meditation speaks you the most? But then I would stick with one thing because if you're jumping around too much for too long really can't get a clear clean signal of what what's working, and I would do it for a little while a couple of years and see what the benefits are get grounded one tradition before you go flitting around too much soaring to bring this to a close. But thank you all for coming. It's really honored. That was a lot of fun big thanks to Sam for doing that. And big thanks to the folks at the screwball cultural center in Los Angeles for hosting us that they're truly beautiful facility. Okay. That does it for another addition of the ten percent, happier podcast if you liked it. And I know we say this and podcasters say this all the time. But there's a reason we say it if you like this, please take a minute to subscribe rate us Telefe Renta's about us because all of those things that ratings this trip numbers social media love that makes a huge difference for us and helps us continue to do what we wanna do here. Also, if you want to suggest topics that you think we should cover or guests that you would like to bring on a hit me up on Twitter. I actually look at this at Danby, Harris importantly, I really want to people who helped produce this podcast that includes annual Johns and Ryan kesler and the rest of the folks here ABC news who help..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Yes. Do I see some of the hypocrisy of the, you know? Of the folks that you're referencing. Sure. But I still think I still think it's it's a it's a better thing for the world that we're seeing meditation seep into areas that are way way way way outside the Buddhist ghetto. Yeah. My question is about well have either of you ever incorporated? Sensory deprivation tanks into your practice. And if not what are your thoughts on that. As far as depriving your senses and most of the practices to be aware of sounds and sights. It's been a very long time since I've done it. I my friend. Joe Rogan is a big believer. Actually, you didn't. Okay. Texting? And that was in LA because going to go on his podcast, and he said come why don't you come a couple hours, really get my sensory deprivation tank. And I said, I don't wanna do that. And he called me chicken. And so I did it. How was it? My. My question would have been how often do you change the water? If you're using Joe's water. It's salt water. So. Suppose cleaner. I don't know. It's like the Dead Sea. I did find it pretty powerful. Yeah. But I don't know I need. How long were you in? I was in there. I think he only made me do it for an hour. So let's still something. Yes. Nothing. I did I did find that. You know, what I need to do more before I can develop a real opinion about it. But I can I can I could get a glimpse of the value would just got the signal down to our last questions..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Just just give me those leftover drugs. Exactly. I, you know, they're they're really interesting. Studies going on right now at Johns Hopkins of using Silla silent on long term meditators. And and I have friends who are experienced meditation. Teachers who lead retreats that mix Iowa ska with meditation. And so I'm quite convinced that there's a lot of their there. But I'm not as a public figure going to strongly recommend it nor have I done it personally because it might entail. Either more panic attacks or divorce or both. Briefly. I have not done I go, but I know many people who have it's very in vogue now and people are claiming to get a lot of benefit from it. And I certainly don't doubt that I think that the most significant benefit I got from doing psychedelics back in the day. It's been it's been many years since I've done any anything like that more than a decade since I've done any psychedelic. But what what I got from them, which I couldn't have gotten. I don't think I could have gotten otherwise, I I was certainly not tempting to get it. Otherwise is the conviction that it was possible to have a radically different experience than I was tending to have. And it sounds like you already have that conviction because you're already going to sit ten day retreats. That's not to say psychedelics couldn't be useful for you. And there are certainly people who would argue that they're they're further benefits than just being convincingly advertised to that there are other states of consciousness that you'd rather inhabit than the one. You're into. But the reality is that whatever psychedelic you take no matter how good the trip it will wear off. Right is impermanent by its very nature doesn't give you. It's not quite the same thing. As building a skill that, you always have recourse to and there's the other part, which is that it is the experience you have on any of these drugs is somewhat haphazard, no matter how assiduously you control your your sentence. At in me, you can you can have the exact same set and the exact same set in and have two very different experiences. One being absolutely sublime in one being heroin -ly awful. And it's in the end. I mean, the reason why I stopped taking psychedelics more or less totally is for me. There was it's felt like a kind of psychological Russian roulette. I mean, it was just like I had. No, I had no way of expect. Eating what I was going to get. Because again, I I couldn't control. The variables that seem to matter. Dan earlier you'd mentioned like the bad marketing or the flowery message that meditation had in the past and like in my perspective, though, there seems to be something more peer in honest about the peace. Love the hippie approach to it the wearing the world's long hair like Sam did not to be cynical. But it just seems to be somewhat dishonest or like when you hear these CEOs make these ridiculous salaries Milton about like, oh, yes they met at team. They have guided meditations and stuff like that. So I mean is there sort of like a legitimate practitioner versus an illegitimate practitioner, and like, how can we nudge, you know, the people in power towards more, you know, giving up their possessions type direction, meditation, so. Look, you know, it's been a big challenge for the traditional Buddhist community. I. I consider myself a Buddhist. So it's a big challenge for the traditional Buddhist community to have. Their beloved practice spread out to the masses. I always joke that. We would suspend so many years assiduously sending you know, good wishes out to the world. May you be happy may be safe? But turns out there was an asterisk all along. Which is if you do it like me, and look we could take issue with the way some high profile meditators choosing to leave their lead their lives. But I'm still of the view that the end of the day more mindfulness is better than less mindfulness. So I'm not gonna trash talk in less Uday who say take up the practice of not gonna get into the business of trash talking her nitpicking every public meditated unless I I think. think they're doing demonstrable harm in the world..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"It seems like a lot of the ailments that plagued humanity are this same types of ailments that arrest loose mind experiences. We fluctuate from war to peace to polluting the environment to trying to clean up the environment than polluting it again to. It's just chaos, and we don't quite know where we're going as species, I'm just wondering if you guys think that's a helpful metaphor to to you where we're at. And do you think there's some kind of collective meditative state that we could we could reach some kind of way that we could structure society or some of our institutions that take some. That take mindfulness and meditation and those and what that can bring you the level of awareness that can bring you into account if that makes any sense, it doesn't take long spending time in the meditation world before you hear claims about how meditation we'll fix everything. It will surprise you to hear that. I don't believe that. I think however that if we see a broad societal embrace of the practice. There will be salutory changes. If we had the same. Proportion of the population practicing, mindfulness that currently engages in physical exercise. I think we've probably see real impact on things like. Road rage. Bullying type of comments you see and social media. The quality of our politics. I don't think it would make everything barking unicorns. But I do think you would start to change things. Maybe ten percent at a time. There harris. So so I I do actually think I'm not a utopian by nature. But I do think that broad embrace of mindfulness could make a difference. How much I don't. It's interesting to realize that we have virtually no norm around mental training like mental training is still a totally esoteric concern. And yet physical training is is just an absolute norm where it's impossible to doubt, the utility of whether you exercise a lot or not there's nobody who's living in doubt as to whether or not there's something to be done to be physically better off most of the time. And it seems should it seems obvious even just thinking of it in physical terms, the brain as an organ, which changes depending on how you use it. And we're training ourselves all day long based on how we use our attention to fixate on various things, whether it's social media or so much of it now is is driven by the phone. We got in our pockets and. You can get better at doing anything you care about you can get better at having conversations with people you can get better at in your relationships, you've your marriage can get better. The thing you're doing by default is rarely the best possible version of that thing. And when you this becomes so obvious in athletics because you're learning to play a new sport that you don't know how to play and you're not in that in shape for that sports say, and so everything you do is wrong. Right. But most of what we are doing with our live go through school, and you get to a point where they say, okay. There's no more school for you in this on this topic. So you're done now get a job. And there's no notion of mental training the on that you're just basically who you are trying to figure out how to live a meaningful life after that and the traditions out of which practices like meditation. Come a very different picture of what? Life. What's possible in terms of the comfortable here in your own skin as a as a human being navigating social space with other human beings. I think if if we just acknowledged that emotional and moral development continues throughout life, and even in predictable ways, if you if you apply attention in certain ways, or you think or you just forget about meditation. Just reframing situations conceptually can do enormous work in terms of how you feel. It's like road rage. Is the perfect example. That's a it's a it's a cliche that we've all become right with we've all experienced the saying, we're just magically you're in a car and somebody does something in front of you or just driving too slow and a part of your personality, emerges that simply does not emerge in other circumstances when you're not surrounded by glass and metal you never never comes out of you. In an elevator with other people right unless you're total sociopath. But you're seeing the safety and relative privacy of your car all of a sudden your day Hussein and mindfulness is useful there, but it just reframing the person who just cut you off maybe on on on route to some medical emergency..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Experience of now you're in the presence of some kind of emergency. But how long do you want to suffer the results of that hormonal hijacking of your awareness, and what we tend to do is we keep these these emotions alive in our thoughts for much. Much longer than their useful. And it's just one of these truths. You can notice about the nature of of the mind, and you really can only notice it by learning to meditate if you don't get lost in thought about the reason you have to be angry or fearful or anxious or whatever it is. You actually can't maintain that emotion for more than a few seconds at a time. It's impossible to stay angry. No matter what it is. I mean, no matter how grave the injustice that merits anger. It's simply impossible to stay angry for an hour much less day, so becoming aware of the mechanics gives you a choice in the end, you can just you you can decide. Well, how long do I wanna be energized in this way? But this stream of thought, and I think most of us given that ability will want to get off the Ribe far earlier than we do. But I'm not I wouldn't say that negative emotion is is never. Appropriate or never useful. I think it's been classically negative emotions like anger or fear. I think occasionally that we need we need that energy is just it's just you know, what you do with. It is is something you you want to be able to wisely. Choose. Yeah. I the more I practice in my for myself. I the more increase the the more convinced I become of the disability of things like anger. I agree with Sam that there is a galvanizing quality to it in the face of pretty much everything we talk about on the news. But. I don't find that. That is the most constructive emotion out of which to act. Sam talks about this. I don't you probably don't even remember saying this. But I quote you on this all the time that that. We we experienced anger, and then we re up at through compulsive neurotic thinking, but if you can cut down on that on what samples the half life of anger, the amount of damage you can do in an hour of anger versus two minutes when that reduction is just incalculable, and I've just found that for me cutting down that has been a huge game changer. It's not to say that I never experienced anger. I spent I spent time in anger today. But and so, and I don't think it's the type of thing we should engage in much of self-laceration over because we're experiencing it. But I do think it in my own experience. Having now investigated at length. I don't see much use for it beyond what Sam described the in terms of like taking action in extreme situation. Thank you. Ignace thanks for being here. Big fan of both the questions taking things on a little bit of a different direction. But it's not a perfect analogy. But if you were to look at the human race is somewhat of a hive mind, so we're collective consciousness..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Hey, guys. I I wanna thank you for getting me to meditate Sammy sparked my interest many years ago, and then you're up finally got me to establish a practice and eventually go on retreat. I know you guys are big fans of I m s and spirit rock as recommendations. But for someone like myself, I found those prohibitively expensive. So I turned to the going Cova pasta those ten day retreats, and because they're free, and you can donate a which I do to your podcast. It's just like that in that regard. So I was wondering if you had any opinions on the going courage Frey as it contracts to the other retreats, I know there's walking meditation and you only do forty five minutes. Max, I looked at the schedules a little bit wondering just if you had any opinions on their methodology, and perhaps any alternative recommendations that something might be more affordable. Well, what I would say, but I m s spirit rock to retreat centers that you read. Referenced one is called the insight meditation society based in central Massachusetts Joseph Goldstein lives. Spear rock is. North of Marin, I think they're they're kinda sister organizations that I believe they have scholarships. So we do so that I think is worth investigating because I need to keenly aware of the expense. And so they'll actually charge people with means more and as a way to subsidize others to go. I think it's really kind of beautiful. So I would look into that. But every you know, everything I've heard about going retreats is that they're great. So I think you're in good hands. Good luck. Hello. Thank you for being here. I have a question for both of you given that you're both seasons. Meditators curious. If your thoughts have shifted regarding the value of emotions, specifically negative ones. Well, they might have shifted. But I think shifting back. Briefly imagined that expressing anger may actually be a good thing in certain contexts. What do you think of reciprocally? But no, I think there is I think negative emotion is certainly appropriate and useful in certain contexts. I think it's also useful to get over very very quickly. I think so I think it meant anger can be energizing outrage. Moral outrage can be energizing fear can be energized. Invent fear is totally appropriate. You know, if you're in a situation of potential physical violence say or a lion gets out of the cage at the zoo is totally appropriate to have the full adrenaline is d-.
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"We want that long while QNA's. So it might be the moment to transition to that. It's a brave young gentleman. I'm niko. Thanks for coming in chatting about meditation. I guess my question is when you've gone on these long retreats, and I guess Purtill you Sam who's been away for ten years going on these retreats on and off. What point did you decide this time to come back given that meditation mindfulness is such a critical part mental health, and if you were in those moments of mindfulness being super happy, mentally when when you say, hey, you know, what's actually tend to end this and come back. Well, I was writing and originally I thought it was going to be writing fiction, and if you're writing fiction, nobody cares that you dropped out of school and didn't make much of your academic career. But the moment you transition to nonfiction all of a sudden, it becomes highly relevant. How you know anything? So I decided I just had it. I couldn't keep just sitting retreats and being entirely self-taught to write what I wanted to write. And it was very useful to go back to school to do it because I was not had that point all of the liabilities of being self taught in every area that was relatively at that point apart from detention, and now I just have some of the liabilities of being self taught. First of all, thank you guys very much for doing what you're doing. I think like what you're doing in the public sphere. And your individual ways is immensely helpful. For people like me and probably people here. My question having to do with meditation is how often you Bledsoe in your practice, and how do you deal with that? If at all. Wanna take sure with the caveat that I'm not a meditation teacher? I'm just a guy writes about meditation sometimes, and that Sam knows a lot more about this than I do with that caveat. I think plateauing or the perception of plateauing quite common and probably not that useful to get too hung up on. Our mutual friend and my meditation teacher, I was introduced to by SAM's got him Joseph Goldstein. He's been on sans podcast at least twice which I recommend to everybody. Because those are rate interviews just seen often talks about this habit. We have playing what he calls the practice assessment tapes where we're just obsessing about the state of our practice right now. And have we plateaued or has our concentration level, actually, maybe diminished is this whole thing wasted time. I- helpless case, blah, blah, blah. This is just. To put it in Buddhist terms. The classical hindrance called doubt, not doubt in the positive sense doubt in my line of work as journalists is quite positive with this doubt majority, which is this quagmire this quicksand of. Useless self questioning. And so I would just put that flag out there for you to to be aware that a certain amount of practice assessment is healthy and might be worth talking to a teacher. But in my experience, this can turn into rheumatism spot spirals that are entirely unconstructive. And to know that the way Abraxas goes over time is, you know, some sometimes based on whatever factors exaggerates factors your life. Your ability to concentrate, isn't that good or maybe actually you feel like you're not able to apply to lessons of meditation off the cushion and the rest of your life. There are many factors that go into that. But my experience over time, it's sort of wavy line. But it does kind of go in the right direction. Thank you. Thanks Ariston Harris for sharing this with us. Dan, I wake up to you on my you're my weekend home..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Did you get your own? I can drag back. That's so the question is what is the aspect that you thing you emphasize different aspect here? Which is the thing that you were saying before could can be seen on the on the subway, which I agree with, but it's a different thing. Or no thing at all. So this is really the truth door versus the useful door utility door. There was no guarantee that scene the character of your mind more clearly, which is the same more accurately more. Truthfully would be useful. We could live in a universe where it would destabilize you somewhere. Right. It could be an may. In fact, be bad for some people. And I think they're probably people who certainly people who shouldn't do intensive retreats. I think that's can exacerbate certain psychological conditions. I think there's trauma. Yeah. There's a enemy. Demean that is that it is something you should talk to a professional before. So then there is a very small literature on people who feel like they have been harmed by doing intensive practice because they just thrown in the deep end of the pool and didn't swim. Well, but that those are certainly minority cases. But if you get a group of two hundred people together, there's very likely going to be one person for whom it was a bad idea to do an intensive retreat. I guess is conceivable that's true of daily practice. But I think it's very unlikely that sitting in the middle of your life for twenty minutes and paying attention as we just did would be bad for anyone. But if I guess the disclaimer is valid if you find that it seems like it's not doing anything. Good for you. Then or doing something bad for you. Then you should consult a psychotherapist who knows about these things and many now do mindfulness is has invaded the psychotherapy. Puta community, and it's understood by many many of them, but they're just is a fact that scene. Certain features of consciousness more clearly seems to be very helpful psychologically, in many ways doesn't help everything. I mean, you can still at whatever level of stability. You are in the practice use. You're still going to spend most of your time lost in thought. And then you are hostage to whatever. The character of your thoughts are so if you if you're on your thinking, well, then you're probably still in most of the time. But it's PA is possible to punctuate that with a very clear scene of some surprising facts about consciousness and one is that consciousness it self just the sheer fact of knowing anything whether it's visual perception or an internal appearance like a thought that condition of knowing in and of itself doesn't feel like a self. It doesn't feel like I doesn't feel like the subject that most people think is riding around in their heads. Having the thoughts and the experiences and appropriating everything from this position of being a a subject inside the head and is possible to recognize that and that is freeing in a fairly radical way all of the high falutin language, you get from the contemporary traditions. For the most part is anchored to that kind of insight that the ego is an illusion or the self is an illusion or the duality subject object perception is an illusion and it can be a very ordinary realization. It doesn't have to come with all the pyrotechnics of kind of psychedelic experience. If you don't have to feel like you're on acid in order to have that that insight, but what that does is. It does does radically interrupt this identification with thought and with and with all of the the things that follow from being identified with which all the mediocre emotions that play us so much of the time one way to to get this is with Sam was sang before when he was guiding us in meditation. I had us just listened to the sounds in the room..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Where you're just if it's if it's depressing thought, you're depressed, if it's a happy thought, you're happy. If it's a fearful thought, you're afraid, and you're just being played and just subsumed in each moment by these images and these sentences that. In many cases, are totally superfluous. And this this is an experience that I often have I walk out on stage like this. And I notice a tend to drink a lot of water at events like this. I notice there's water, and they'll be a voice in my head as I'm not schizophrenic. So it's actually my voice, it's not somebody else's voice. But I'll think oh there's water there. But who am I telling right? I I can see the water. There's there's there's no one else. These to be informed about. So most of our is not to say that we don't need thoughts for anything. But so much of our conversation with ourselves is deeply superfluous. I agree and from personal experience. You know, there's a there's a great writer. I don't know if you think he's right. But I think great Stephen bachelor who writes books about food ISM from the perspective of an atheist, although it's a little bit redundant because there's no God and Buddhism anyway. But. He has said, and I'm probably not going to quote, this exactly. But that if you look long enough into your own mind, you'll see a murderer and a rapist, you will see the capacity we all have for all sorts of things beautiful things ugly things. And that's okay. Actually that is part of the process. The scene of the craziness. How serious it is how shameful. It is. How scary it is. This is what we're doing. This is the business. This is at least part of this is the aspect that. I at first at least emphasize because I think it is so useful to see this stuff. So that it doesn't own you. It's good to to break the habit, which you emphasize in probably both books, but having just read your your current one. You do it a lot there, which is this judgement that comes naturally someone who's trying to learn to meditate, which is the moment you notice your lost. And thought you've been distracted for five minutes or whatever. While you're thought you were meditated you've been thinking about lunch, or or replaying some conversation your head and the moment, you notice that it's very common to have an additional moment of judgment about that leg. I was supposed to be meditating. Why am I going to do this? And yet you skillfully reframe that as that's a moment of. I mean, that's that's one. It's actually working hashtag winning Charlie. Sheen says. And I really do. I mean, an incredibly important thing to know. And I think it is what allows people to many people to do this. Because so many of us believe the story. We're telling ourselves about how we could never meditate because you don't understand my mind here, this whole time my mind is so busy that I could never do this. I call it the fallacy of uniqueness because we think that we have this kind of sewage pronounce so we generous. Know lunacy that only we have at that is that this is the human condition we evolved on the savannahs for threat detection and for finding sources of buzzer. And for a racing mind. And this is this is the if we weren't all like this wouldn't need meditation. Now, currently this is like ten years ago when when did we I made I believe? I believe the Jesus t-shirt thing was like two thousand six and I think the when did you set your first retreat? I didn't two thousand ten I think. Yeah. So I think that you to nine so you so now this is a it's actually part of your job now. Now, you have designed your life. So that you are you have to meditate. I mean, this is this is this is a great family business. Great gig yet. Yeah. Yeah. Just want to put a pin in the fact that you have aided my question..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"It owns you. And so that moment where the conversation the my inner conversation that chatter had come wave way volume came way down that was really interesting and led to thirty six hours of some of the curious happiness I've ever experienced. And then it went away as things too. But I came away from that retreat with in. This is a loaded phrase word rather in your present Sam, but I came away from that retreat with a lot of faith in the practice confidence that this is not like, you know, the mental version of hacky sack that just something that hippies due to pass the time that this is real right, right? You know, that's that's a fine. News of faith. I'm not allergic to the word. It's confidence that you are not uniquely cursed that this this sort of inter landscape. It has been well mapped by other people. And and described you if you if you perform this experiment on yourself, you will have similar results it it seems to take. So before you went on retreat. You you been meditating? Did you retrospectively feel that you really had never been meditating before you did the retreat or did you because I had that experience where once I did a ten day retreat. I realized that for the previous year I had just been sitting cross legged and thinking is. And I think I had never had never broken through to anything other than you know, boy feels good to sit here with beads on. I want those pictures. Look, I actually think that that's a again, I'm going to I'm going to revert back to realize counter program into the message that yes one minute days. Yes. So I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna get back on the program because I actually think that there are like any skill any any field of endeavor, there are levels to it. And if you sit and try to meditate and notice the become distracted and start again, and again, and again that is meditation it's meditation and your deriving a lot of benefit from that. Because every time you see, oh, crazy or the craziness has less power over you. And that can happen for anybody at anytime anywhere. And so I don't I will not back away from that. I will however concede that for sure that you. Once you put yourself in a container where everything about it is designed to support your meditation practice, you have no other responsibility being fed. Housed. Instructed that you can reach levels that are for for me, at least unavailable on the subway. So I've come full circle on this where I feel like the thing that is most important to glimpse in the practice that many people only tend to find on after intensive retreat is the thing that you can see on the subway. There actually is no connection to retreat disappears. Ultimately, and it need only last a moment to be extremely valuable. Let's talk about the crazy side. Into that for because there the thing about meditation one of the many things meditations so interesting to me is that you can you can emphasize different aspects. So I tend to emphasize the aspect of seeing how crazy you are. Because because I hear from people all the time say I can't meditate because my minds too busy. And so I I've made it my business to tell those people know, you are meditating. The fact that you're noticing that your mind is busy is success. What you're calling a failure is success. And here's why it's a success because every time you see distracted. You are you notice something about your mind, which is that you're crazy? And then the crate then went anger or distraction, or whatever ambushes you later in the day. You have a better you have better odds of not being owned by you emphasize, a different aspect, which I think is. I think is this is the thing you were about to say that you can see on the subway. Which I agree with you. But it's hard for people to grass, right? The talk you write about this brilliantly in waking up which I've read like maybe four times. But I think it's hard for people to understand what it is that you are emphasizing. So maybe make a run at that. I know your questions, but now I realize I'm outgunned here. I'm sitting next to a professional journalist. This was bound to happen. How many minutes did I laugh? Well, let's let's talk about the crazy for a second. Because the crazy sounds like an exaggeration..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Also, the place you see with your open is is the same place. Where you're thinking too as you can. You can broadcast thought into this field of color and light. So just to test. This. I want you all to picture the Eiffel tower in front of you as a statue. Make about two feet high. Now, depending on how good you are visualizing things may be very evanescent image may be barely image. But it is something it's not the same. As picturing a bicycle. So this is the place you see with your open is is also your mind. It's also conscious. So meditation and now now I'm officially talking not just guide in a meditation. It meditation is just the art of pain, more careful attention to everything that's already happening sights and sounds and sensations and changes in mood, and ultimately even thoughts can arise as objects of meditation and not distracted with for the longest time. When you're training in this. You're either lost and thought or you're aware of your senses, essentially thought thought is at least presents itself as kind of tickets to meditation because we are so distracted by. But ultimately, it's not about getting rid of thought or thinking less is actually just noticing everything arising as it arises, including thought what has your experience? Now, Dan's done, many retreats where you you just go into you. Go into silence for a week or ten days at a time and spent twelve to eighteen hours a day, depending on how much sleeping doing just what we were doing the last few minutes. You can do it. While walking you can do it while sitting alternate hour by hour. So what was that was that first retreat like that on I go to into doing? Suck. It was the first four days were some of the hardest days of my whole life where you're just rounded by all these weirdoes, and you're welcome. Yeah. Oh, I had things. I wanted to say to you. And the hardest part is not off people often latch onto the silence part of it. And there was nobody there. I wanted to chat with and. I actually despite the fact, I'm professional talker. Actually, not a huge problem for me to be quiet. So that wasn't the issue nor was it really the other people there who actually weren't that weird. I'm just joking. I all the my my mind was judging them all all the time. It was sitting meditating or walking meditation. Meditating all day long was incredibly hard just really thrown up against your own insanity. And. I was ready to quit and went sat with this teacher actually the teacher. I hated them. Most was the only one available and you're allowed to talk to the teacher. So I was telling her about how horrible it was. And she just said you're trying too hard. And so I kind of the next meditation session instead of sitting in the hall the meditation hall with everybody else, I I went and sat on the balcony outside of my on the hallway where I was staying. There was a balcony at the end of the hallway in one building those staying and had this kind of experience of effortless awareness of whatever was happening. So I was noticing the Russell of the leaves the wind the pain in my knee. The fact that I was distracted. And then starting again, and it was all just coming really fast and easy, and I wasn't trying hard. And I have described it as it was like those first four days retreat where I was like I was being dragged by motor boat by my head underwater, and it was horrible as that would probably be. And then on that in that sit outside. Side. It was like I got up on water skis. And I could see what the point of this whole thing was which is when the thinking the volume of your inner conversation goes down significantly. There's an enormous amount of serotonin that accompanies that and. Life is much more vivid. And you understand how these unseen conversations. You're having with yourself drive. You nuts. Judging you're wanting your and that then leads you to when you're not hungry, or as I sometimes do six say the thing that ruins the next forty eight hours if your marriage. And. And this is a very powerful insight and really is actually billable to anybody sits and meditates for two minutes that that that you're crazy. And when you don't see the craziness when you're unaware of of the aforementioned nonstop conversation..
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"There are many levels to the bed marketing, but in just to dress the level in which you're speaking is that just comes with all this cultural baggage that for people like me is deeply off pudding. And as I have written about the fact that my parents were hippies and maybe go to a yoga class when I was little and the teacher didn't like my tough skin pants, and maybe do sunset, you -tations in my tidy whitey's and created a life long to anything like that. And so I really hated that stuff and meditation just never even came on my radar screen till I started seeing science and that there is. And we have to be careful we talk about this because it's still in its early stages and some of the scientists, frankly, just not of a high quality. But I think I think we can safely say is that it strongly suggests that meditation can confer a long list of tantalizing health benefits. And that to me was really what started to change my mind and meeting people like you plus interesting because it seems to me that there two doorways into this at least two and they're not they're not the same. And so the first that you've just described is the the usefulness of the practice, and so then that extends now, as we know at least some medical claims that seem fairly well-founded, but there's another door, which is the door. I took which is really the still what I emphasize in my thinking about this, which is just the door of what is true about the mind from the first person side. So what is it actually like to be you? If you. Pay attention and win. What you find? If you're if you're new to this practice, and even for the longest time is that it's very hard to pay attention just get into the place where you can notice anything is quite a feat and takes takes training, but you can spend you can you can go through that door and not necessarily care that much about the benefits. And I often think that I would still be interested in meditation. Even if it were not good for you. You know, even if it were a little battery their people who get into sports, which are clearly not all that healthy. But they still love the sport. And this is a kind of intellectual sport in a way, which I think you you can become fascinated by even if you're not sold that it's that it reliably reduces stress or anything else that seems to do. I agree. My intuition as a storyteller also Rak Titian, and now as what sort of semi physicians used the word evangelist for the practices that it's I think more widely attractive to talk about the benefits the bigger door. But you many people quickly get to what you're talking about. Which is getting inexperience of what our minds, and therefore our lives are actually about and that comes of. For many of us practitioners becomes extremely interesting. I also think as it pertains to the science that look I think as an endeavor it's very good field of interest. But for me as a as an evangelist, the scientists useful as a way to get people interested in might not otherwise be interested. But it's doesn't have much of a bearing on your actual practice like as I like to say that you might start meditating because you see the brain scans. But you don't keep meditating as you think your prefrontal cortex would look different different in it. And then FM right now, you can't meditating because you're to yourself and others. And that is the metric that matters. It occurs to me. Now actually do lead you to that being? Yeah. They can still being fined. Rather regular not you. Our wives are both. Here's if we want to flesh out this part discussion. Get a Mike to them curse me. We might want to just sit for two or three minutes. Just so that everyone knows what we're talking about. So many people in this room have at least had some experience with meditation. But if not let's just do it for two minutes. So we are on the same page. So you might close your eyes. You don't have to close your eyes, but many people like to do it that way and sit a little more erect just comfortably. And.
"harris" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"This is a live conversation between me and Sam Harris. Sam has had I say this a lot about our guests, but happens to be true in this case, especially Sam had a massive impact on on on my life in my meditation practice Sam if you don't know him, he's he's got a long resumes. Neuroscientist he is an author of some bestselling books, including the end of faith. He's a very prominent atheist. Atheism was at the core of the aforementioned and defaced. He's a podcast or he's got a podcast called waking up. That is just now switching the name. He's actually changing the name of the podcast for reason. I'll explain it a second to making sense one of the most popular podcasts on the planet. So was waking up now it's changing to making sense. He called it waking up because that was actually a name the name of another book. He wrote that meditation was at the center of that book, waking up as amazing book. I recommended highly and unreservedly to everybody, but he then went on to found a meditation app called waking up so he decided to change the name of his podcast to making sense. And he also now has this new app called waking up, which I'm a horrible friend. I haven't checked out yet. But I can guarantee you is excellent. Just because everything Sam does in my opinion, happens to be excellent more about how I got to know Samsa. I met him. Oh, I mean, probably well over a decade ago when I was covering the religion beat at ABC news. And as part of that, I did a big story, but atheists and met Sam at a big conference of atheists and just really hit it off with him. I wouldn't call myself personally in Theus, I would say use the term respectful agnostic, and Sam is much more as much more personally provocative style than I personally would adopt. But I just found him to be very interesting and intriguing. And over time just got to know him personally. And and we've become friends and friends with his wife, Ana Kaz. Well, who's been on this podcast before and will again be in the future because she is in our own, right? Fascinating human being so overtime, salmon, I became friends, and I got to learn that he was interested. And I talk about this in in my first book ten percent, happier. When I found out that Sam who's the ultimate skeptic had a long history of meditation. Dating back to his college years and had done weeks and weeks and weeks and months of silent meditation retreat, I was at a sort of a tender moment in my meditation career was I was trying to figure out how seriously I was gonna take this thing. And and I saw salmon, and I think it was the second or third time. I ran into him. And he happened mention to me that that he had as long as meditation, and I thought, okay, if this guy's into it, I can get into it. And he really encouraged me to do my first. Meditation retreat and introduced me to his friend Joseph Goldstein whose subsequently become my meditation teacher, and so just over the years talking to Sam about meditation practice, and how it shows up in his life and getting his advice on all sorts of things has been incredibly meaningful to me. So when the kind folks at the skirt ball cultural center in Los Angeles invited us to do a conversation in front of a live audience. I left at the paternity because anytime we can spend I can spend Sam is time well spent so this coversation we talk about what meditation is, and what it isn't. We talk about the experience of being on a meditation retreat, something I know a lot of you are curious about and we take a lot of questions from the audience, and for that reason, I am not going to do voice mails this week because we're effectively doing it within the body of the episode anyway will resume our voicemails next week. But there's you'll get to hear people ask very interesting questions. And luckily for you won't just be me answering them you'll you'll be hearing Sam Harris's well for those of you want to hear more about SAM's personal history. He's been on the podcast before you can go back and find that..
"harris" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"Emails to info is Sam Harris dot org and do this by January fifteenth because on January sixteenth the remaining seats will be released to the general public. So this is time sensitive. I know this doesn't solve for all of, you know, many of you are traveling to New York for that conference. In fact, some of you traveled only to find out that it was canceled. Needless to say, I feel terrible about this. But unfortunately, I can't make substitution like this at other shows this sort of things actually hard to work out with live nation holding back hundreds of seats for one of their events. I'm very happy to do it. But unfortunately, I can't do it for other shows on other dates it just introduces too much chaos into planning this tour. So this at least something I can do in an attempt to clean up Pangbourne mess. However imperfectly again the event is at the beacon theater in New York on March first. And for those of you in Auckland who were left holding tickets for that event that Pangbourne cancelled and were not refunded, please get in touch when I announce events closer to you. I'm not sure I'm coming to New Zealand next year. But I'm almost certainly come into Australia. Probably in the middle of the year. Anyway, stay in touch stand my newsletter. And if I come anywhere near you, needless to say, I'll be happy to give you tickets to anything. I do down there. Okay. Patriotic is many of you probably know I deleted my patriot account, and I issued a brief statement, which those of you who are on my list received. I'll just read that here. So we're on the same page. I have a little more to say. Is very brief. This is what I posted. Dear patriot supporters as many of you know, the crowdfunding side patriotic has banned several prominent content creators from its platform while the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service. These recent expulsions seem more readily explained by political bias, although I don't share the politics of the band members..