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The Science of Building Better Relationships With Marissa King
"Here. We go now with melissa king. Okay mercer king great to meet you. Thanks for coming on. It's how did you get interested in this subject. Social networks social chemistry so many people. I feel like you we studying. We teach what we need and that was certainly the case for me. I had spent decades of my career understanding social networks in particular trying to understand how networks related to outcomes like mental health and wellbeing. But what was interesting is when it came time for me to start my own career. I kept getting this advice saying you know you need to get out. You need to network to meet people. But based on everything. I knew from science at that actually was really misguided. Advice and for me actually created a big obstacle to authentically connecting with people in developing relationships in ways that were both meaningful to me and also consistent with what we know is helpful research and so i really wanted to write the book to help other people who have had more experience to me and just almost debilitated by the idea of feeling like they need to get out network. Which simply isn't true. So if you don't need to get out network but you do need to know people in order to get anything done. Where's the sweet spot. When we're thinking about networking we have this idea and our mind that we need to meet new people or we need a larger network and that makes perfect sense. It's one of the easiest things to see and understand his simply. How many people you know but what we know is for almost every outcome the would carry about if you think about what we know from what network research it. Networks are associated with the hood of pay promotion career success our physical wellbeing even being in poverty network is associated with a heightened risk of premature mortality or even our happiness in simply just how satisfied with life for every single one of those outcomes networks matter but it's not the size of your network or how many people you know it's actually the quality of your network in the structure of your network the configuration of your social relationships and by starting to understand what we mean by quality and what we mean by structure we can develop networks are actually much more effective than simply just meeting new
Seattle's Mercer Island considers camping ban on public property
"Island City Council is expected to vote tonight on a measure that would ban camping on city streets and parks come most Charlie harder reports the ordinance would make it difficult for homeless people to spend the night on public property. Instead, the city of Mercer Island would make an arrangement to take people to shelters in other cities. On the East Side, Council member Jake Jacobsen is a batter of the proposal. People to places where they can't help it. If people don't want to get help, and say I'm not going any shelter than they have made a decision, the up into the justice system Now some people in Mercer Island and the CL U of Washington say this is just a way to criminalize homelessness. And it doesn't address its causes. Mercer Island Police say there are fewer than a dozen homeless people they regularly come into contact with
Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online
"Alternative Social network popular with far right conservatives and extremists has returned to the Internet. NPR's Shana Bond reports. The site was forced off line in January after the Capitol insurrection parlor says it's re launch site is built on quote sustainable independent technology and that it's not reliant on big tech. Parlor advertises itself is a free speech network. With few rules. It's attracted supporters of former President Donald Trump. But after the Capitol attack, Amazon Web services stopped hosting parlor and Apple and Google booted it from their APP stores. The tech companies, which are NPR financial supporters said parlor failed to remove posts encouraging violence. For now, Parlor says only current users can use its platform new members conjoined next week. It's also looking for a new chief executive. Its last CEO, was fired after clashing with conservative donor Rebecca Mercer over how the site should be run. Shannon
Victoria to enter lockdown with fans barred from Australian Open
"Has announced a five day coronavirus locked down the state's largest city. Melvin is currently hosting the Australian tennis Open. The decision follows an outbreak at a quarantine hotel that's led to 13 cases fill, Mercer reports. Short, sharp circuit breaker is being imposed across Australia second most popular state Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said the snap five day coronavirus lockdown is in response to the hyper infectious UK variants. Growing cluster of infections has being linked to a quarantine hotel for return travelers that Melbourne Airport's schools will close masks will be mended tree and tennis fans forced to stay away from the Australian Open. President Biden says
Cheng Lei, Australian Journalist for CGTN, Is Arrested by China
"Says the Australian journalist Chung Lee has been formally arrested in China on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas. Chung Lee worked as a high profile presented for China's state run English language news service film MERCER reports John Lay has been held in custody in Beijing without charge or access to a lawyer for six months. Australia has insisted it expects basic standards of justice and for Miss Chung to be treated humanely. Family has called on China to show compassion and allow her to return home to Mel been to see her Children. Relations between camera and Beijing have deteriorated in recent years because of various political disputes. World News on the
Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site
"The former ceo of parter discussing how he was fired. The social media site promoted itself as a forum for free speech. It quickly became a goto site for conspiracy theorists supremacy cysts and some of the people who attacked the united states capitol on january. Sixth parlor is now offline and its former chief executive told. Npr's bobby allen he's out of work since twenty eight twenty-seven-year-old nevada engineer john maids ran the social media site parlor. But here's how he now introduces himself. John mates unemployed unemployed. He says because of a disagreement over free speech. Many of the capital rioters turns parlor to document property. Damage vandalism and other violence to mates. That was a wakeup call to me. It was a clear indication of what could happen. If we didn't change the right things were being done. The realization came too late for parlour since amazon had already terminated its web hosting contract with the company after saying it quote. Systemically failed to police. Violence mates though had a plan parlor would relaunch by banning domestic terrorists and incitements of violence including from the conspiracy theory cunanan. He took his proposal to parlors. Co-founder conservative donor. Rebecca mercer. When i presented my plan to rebecca mercer and one of the other reps. They were silent. So i took that as disagreement. We've reached out to mercer but she did not immediately respond. There were two separate visions for the company. That's conservative talk. Show hosts dan bongino. He's a parlor investor. He posted a video. Facebook defending parlors. Decision to fire mates. We were the ones in fact fighting to get parlor backup. It was some really bad decisions made by people on the inside. Bongino says mates despite being ceo did not own parlors mission. And i don't know what john say in is reports out there but this free speech vision. That was hours for now until the site is back up and running people who share that vision. We'll have to go somewhere other than parlour bobby allen. Npr news san
"mercer" Discussed on Doug Miles Media
"Tony bennett pretty song from nineteen sixty four emily and woody herman and the thundering herd whether the nice rendition of early autumn here at twelve. Eighty w. t. m. y. saluting johnny mercer on the program. Here's frank sinatra. Once again. Back his old tommy. Dorsey days fools russian Russia.
Student Who Was Jailed for Breaking Quarantine in Cayman Islands Apologizes
"College student from Gwinnett County who spent more than a month in prison in the Cayman Islands for violating the cove in 19 quarantine rules, has now returned home. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, says 18 year old Skylar Mac of Logan Ville landed at the Atlanta airport Friday morning. Mac is a student at Mercer University. She and her boyfriend were arrested after she traveled to the Cayman Islands in November. Tow watch him compete and a jet ski competition that apparently had been rescheduled from earlier in the year. She was supposed to stay quarantine for 14 days but did not do so.
U.S. teen jailed in Cayman Islands for breaking Covid protocols returns home
"And Gwinnett County student who spent more than a month in prison in the Cayman Islands for violating the code 19 quarantine rules of that that country now at home. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, says 18 year old Skylar Mac of Logan Ville landed at the Atlanta airport Friday. Mac, a student at Mercer University, was arrested after she traveled to the Cayman Islands in November to watch her boyfriend compete in a jet ski competition. She was supposed to stay quarantine for 14 days, but did not do so. She's not allowed back in the Cayman Islands. As long as Kobe quarantine rules remain in place.
"mercer" Discussed on Best BBQ Show
"Comment in many now the thebeat now. I got job nocco. Bat deputy buckle ray amid pack tongue down in texas on the land to be have occurred to me. Thank you for watching the best barbecue show Today is a fun day. I'm here with kate mercer The owner operator smoke house here. Bolden anchors. how's it going. Pretty good how you doing today. I'm good man. You're a You have a long history of barbecue in your life. I mean you start. Was that your first job could barbecue. Or what No so my first job was as a bus boy when i was fourteen. And then when i was fifteen i got my first cook job At a place called stakes to go in new braunfels fun. Yeah yeah it was a fun little place. It was like a little bitty building that only had a drive through or you could walk in order and the building was just the kitchen and the walk in and that was a I got my first barbeque job at a rudy's is where i started by career. You're at and and so you have a story from there to watch the guy walk out on his a day. Yeah i definitely watched a guy burn fifty plus briskets and then just open smoker and look at it and then walk out the door..
Teen jailed for violating COVID-19 restrictions gets lesser sentence
"Teen in jail in the Cayman Islands for breaking the island Strict Cove it restrictions has now received a lighter jail sentence and an appeal Tuesday, A judge ruled that instead of the original four months she was supposed to serve behind bars. That sentence has now been reduced to two months. Skylar Mac went to visit her boyfriend who lives in the Cayman Islands, but she violated the country's quarantine rules while she was there. Mac is a pre is a Mercer premed student who has actually appealed to the White House for help. More
Pandemic Self Care with Heather Ferri
"Welcome everybody to a special edition of the healing place podcast. I had been recording. Facebook live conversations with thirty six of my previous podcast guests. I was so blessed that they came back to join me on a pandemic self-care series. When the pandemic i started back in march of twenty twenty. And so i've been wanting to put these out for a while and now i'm starting to add them back. I put a few out and now putting them out into the universe again so over these next few weeks keep an eye out or an ear out i guess. For more of these pandemic self care strategies. These guests are coming on to talk about these that you can do to easier anxiety about what's going on in our world with covid nineteen and but also strategies to help others who may be struggling as well so Take a listen in. Thank you for liking commenting sharing and help inviting other people to tune in to the hill in place. Podcast episodes all right. Thanks so much and until next time. Remember gentle with yourself. Hi everybody welcome again to the healing place. Podcast facebook live series on pandemic self care. And so we're going to continue our discussions of what we can do to keep ourselves grounded and calm in strategies we can utilize in. I'm very excited to have with me today. Heather phares welcome other. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me absolutely. Yeah so tell people a little bit about you and what it is you do. The i am the author of victim to victory and i'm hired internationally to As a trauma coach i work with to eastern scientists specifically Brain protocols of they deal with ptsd ocd addiction and the psyche abused and Electrolytes produce water and a utilize these two fundamental sciences with help. Healing mental illnesses The grade and They're not covered yet by insurance. But i'm hoping down the road. They will be wonderful. Yeah in the. We talked a few seconds beforehand about the water and it's almost healing properties. I mean just the health benefits of it alone right. It is it's I've been very busy in the last week. Talking to families specifically mothers and speaking to business owners about this device because we think of water there's hundreds on the market but this is actually a licensed medical device. It's actually been used. Japanese hospitals for forty five years. It has substantial clinical research and one of the waters create seven different types of waters for seven purposes. Yelling but one of them is the two point. Five electrolysers hyper clerk acid wash and wanted to get that right and that water is fda approved to clean restaurants that water japanese hospitals is used to a cleans their medical facilities. They're medical equipment. It is actually could kill intense Ten minutes in this is an pubmed things like staff e. coli aids Mercer these are very very very powerful property right now and so. I'm trying to teach business owners the value of not just the machine but to really go green and to really have the product to clean your facilities in especially when you open your doors again to have a spray bottle of this spring hands. All the time is really important. You can use the two point five water also to gargle to kill things like strap infections Gum disease cavities. You can use a little bit in the ears. So it's i always said years ago. I started using the products which people drink goodwater clean water. I said it was really the specialty waters. That were priceless now. In this sort of situation short in people are now paying attention to even people who have purchased a device. I've actually been doing a zoom sessions to teach them about how to use that water specifically because they're like. Oh my gosh. i didn't know. I didn't know and it's overwhelming at first because it's a new way of working it's a it's it's seven types of waters. We only think there's one water to drink with. Ray didn't move. There are so many options and then obviously the drinking water has healing properties or medical grade properties for the first twenty four hours to help detox things like viruses wonderful
Create A Championship Team of Advisors
"Over the years of the accelerating business growth podcast has gained recognition as a great resource for small business owners. Sales professionals business leaders of all kinds. We are in on west of the best podcast. Listen to and that is because of the guests. These are folks who have expertise in particular areas of business and they join for conversation where they share their expertise with all of you. Today is no different today. My guest is a nationally acclaimed speaker bestselling author industry-leading wealth adviser for over thirty years. Outages had lived the life you want now and in the future. I finding cashflow opportunities in every day. Decisions to build wealth and work fewer years in life form president. Ceo and founder of trouserless wealth management. The financial planning firm. He successfully sold to mercer advisors in twenty eighteen as the author of master cashflow the grow retained wealth and also master. Your business cashflow grow company. Love live the life you want now. Thanks so much for joining me today. How the diet. That's based thriller bigger. Thank you thrilled to have you here. Today we're going to be talking about A team of advisers and. I am asked so often by people about this topic that i am really excited to get your your take on all this and i'd like to start with. Who do you think should be on. Someone's on a businesses team of advisors for personal. It's one but for business you're right it's sort of like a was two teams but the there's an outside team. There's a team like you. Depend on. Like your your. Cpa a banker It could be an insurance advisor attention person for for your business. There's a lot of outside advisors now business. I think had this other team. And it's really the two or three people the top management your team to help you run your business so there's really two teams but there's an outside team and there. There's a team that you have basically working for you.
Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler
"In recent months. In years we've seen mainstream social media. Companies like facebook and twitter. Step up their efforts to moderate content on their platforms in some prominent conservatives have said many of those measures unfairly target them and censor their viewpoints on the internet. They've increasingly responded by telling their followers to join them. On another social media platform it's called parlor and its billing itself. As a sort of libertarian. Alternative to twitter or puerto jeff horwitz has been looking into parlor and he joins me now to talk more about it. Jeff things being here certainly alright so for the folks who have been leaving book twitter. Can you just remind us what are their concerns with those platforms. Don't like content moderation very much or at least the way that the platforms are doing it. We should say and this kind of all boiled over the with the election the idea that the platforms would be one fact checking claims about voter fraud. That didn't really pan out but it'd be fact checking them at all and to be labeling the president's own speech and in some cases even restricting the spread of it really got people riled up and so many of them have been turning to parlor instead. It's sort of billing itself as this libertarian version of twitter but what exactly does parlor differently. That sort of appeals to these groups so the first thing it does is it does not moderate content except in very rare circumstances. The team does volunteers right now. So you know whether it even does it under. Those circumstances is kind of tb. Rules are no threatening to kill people and no committing illegal acts by means of the platform. Those two things are out aside from that. You wanna share nude sell fees by all means you want to use ethnic slurs. Go right ahead and this is intentional. Design the back of the hat form. It was launched with the expectation that there would be sort of this radical liberty approach and that even hateful speech would be tolerated and the thing that is sort of really different as well is that the platform doesn't push content at all so facebook and twitter and youtube. They all operate by recommending the best content when we think about things going viral it's usually because the platforms recognized that users responding in such a way that it was gonna meant the content was going to have great interest and then pushed it out to a whole bunch of people. This plant doesn't do that at all so you follow you. Follow you see their posts in reverse chronological order. And that's that so if the platform doesn't determine what people see what is doing that so on parlor. The interesting thing is that they've basically left all of this up to users. It is a user's responsibility to label sensitive about would be pornographic or extremely violent or hate-filled content if they post it and it is also used responsibility to use filters to determine whether they're going to see that so instead of trying to make sure that you know bad stuff doesn't go around the platform which is what the mainstream platforms tend to do what parlour is trying to do is making it so that you don't have to see it if you don't wish to and you giving users more control on that level so again it's just based on putting decisions that have typically been done on the platform level pushing it down to the user level and you mentioned the backers of parliament. Who's behind this. So rebecca mercer is the funder that got it off the ground. I mean everyone involved. Is i think has some very solid libertarian credentials executives with sort of ayn rand ian objectivism credentials or you know sort of bitcoin. Devotees rebecca mercer is the sign of robert mercer. Who is extremely wealthy hedge fund manager. Who has both funded. A whole bunch of very libertarian slash right meaning causes and also was involved with the cambridge analytica situation back in two thousand sixteen so he was funded dot company. Which was we all know. Got into a great deal of mass. Based on their somewhat dodgy business practices and as well obtaining of facebook data in ways that were blessed than orthodox. Got an end. Just how popular is this. Gambit of their how popular is parlor so parlour has gone from around four and a half million users before the election to well over ten men had been around for over two years at this point so they were really actually very slam trying to keep up with the traffic and it certainly didn't hurt that. You had some very high profile folks. Dan bongino the facebooks. Most popular radio hosts very right leaning. Talk show type actually. Owns a stake in the thing and has been pumping this on facebook as well based on the idea that people are irritated about facebook. Showdown groups and You know the stop. The steel effort that they sort of crackdown on and so it's kind of been on the platform itself. It's been getting pushed pretty hard. And that's been a big part of their growth. And i guess the question is does this platform present a competitive threat to the mainstream social media companies. Like could it actually compete with facebook and twitter too early to say. I think that there is a lot of skepticism. I mean people always say they don't want you know anyone else telling them what to thank telling them what to read or recommending content or censoring that they say that however the the history of the mainstream platforms basically was of people who had roughly those ideas themselves who were very much first amendment devotees even though they ran private platforms in the first amendment. Doesn't really apply in the full sense. They really wanted to keep it open for everybody and the problem is is that life gets in the way a and really vile stuff makes other users feel uncomfortable crimes get committed. There's kind of a reason why these platforms have cracked down over time. So i think it's sort of to be determined whether people who are leaving facebook and twitter because of their concerns that conservative viewpoints aren't going to be are being treated fairly are going to like being on a platform where like nude sell. Fees are totally cool. Are a wall street journal. Reporter jeff horowitz. Things reporting thank you.
No charges against Indianapolis officer in fatal shooting
"Indiana state police are releasing additional information about the fatal police shooting of a black man in Indianapolis in may and the evidence presented to a grand jury that declined to indict the officer a special prosecutor who is black was called in to investigate the fatal shooting of trace on read a twenty one year old black man shot and killed by a black police officer who chased him by car and then on foot police say read bailed from the car after live streaming the chase on Facebook officer to Shuri Mercer try to use a stun gun but when that didn't incapacitate read he then shot bullets as they exchanged gunfire the detectives alleging that read fire two shots from his gun that was found at the scene stolen from a Texas pawn shop and apparently used in two other shooting incidents in Indiana reed's mother doesn't believe that and filed a federal lawsuit the grand jury that cleared the officer was impaneled this summer the special prosecutor noted no one wins in this case hi Jackie Quinn
No charges against Indianapolis officer in fatal shooting
"A grand juries decided not to indict in Indianapolis police officer who fatally shot a black man during a foot chase this past spring the fatal shooting of trade John reed took place in may touching off protests in the community the twenty one year old black man was shot by a black officer after a car chase that turned into a foot chase the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police department says read exchanged gunfire with officer DeJoria Mercer and says that a gun was found at the scene although the family does not believe that read the fired a weapon read live stream the car chase on Facebook but body cams were not in use when the deadly shooting occurred another officer was disciplined for comment after the shooting in which he joked there would need to be a closed casket for Reid's funeral the families filed a federal lawsuit hi Jackie Quinn
8 people arrested during Seattle protests on Election Day
"Eight people people in in election election night night protests protests in in Seattle, Seattle, but but overall, overall, the the protests protests were were peaceful peaceful combos. combos. Matt Matt Markovich Markovich tells tells us us about about the the police police tactics tactics used used on on the marches the marches that that appear appear to to have have had had nothing nothing to to do do with with the the election. election. Seattle Seattle police police took took more more of of that that aggressive. aggressive. Proactive Proactive approach approach they've they've been been talking talking about about to to remove remove the the marchers marchers and and their their car car brigade brigade that that was was blocking blocking Mercer Mercer Street Street in in South South Lake Lake Union Union with with the the two two groups groups were were not not moving moving fast fast enough. enough. This This is is a a kind kind of warning of warning that that we we heard heard from from the the lieutenant lieutenant in in charge charge of firearm of firearm food. food. food. food. If If If If you you you you don't don't don't don't you you you you do do do do not not not not materials. materials. materials. materials. However However However However property property destruction destruction or less. or less. In In addition, addition, arrest arrest remain. remain. Offenses Offenses included included property property damage, damage, malicious malicious mischief, mischief, resisting resisting arrest, arrest, obstruction, obstruction, reckless reckless driving. driving. The crowd The crowd began began to to disperse disperse is is about about 50 50 officers officers kept kept pushing pushing about about at at that that 500.50 500.50 protesters protesters up up toward toward Capitol Capitol Hill Hill near near Cal Cal Anderson Anderson part part the evening. the evening. Marchers Marchers say say everything everything was was peaceful peaceful until until SPD SPD band band there there push push in in that that very very fast fast fashion. fashion. We We were were told told by by some some of the of marchers the marchers at at no no chemical chemical agents. agents. We're We're being being used used by by SPD SPD on on the the crowd. crowd. What What about about those those eight eight arrests arrests of of the the ones ones that that appear appear to to be be identified identified as as the the protesters protesters on on Ly Ly one one served served overnight overnight in in jail? jail? The The rest rest released released in in about about three three hours. hours. Oregon Oregon Governor
Seattle police arrest 8 people after election night marches
"Eight people in election night protests in Seattle, but overall, the protests were peaceful combos. Matt Markovich tells us about the police tactics used on the marches that appear to have had nothing to do with the election. Seattle police took more of that aggressive. Proactive approach they've been talking about to remove the marchers and their car brigade that was blocking Mercer Street in South Lake Union with the two groups were not moving fast enough. This is a kind of warning that we heard from the lieutenant in charge of firearm food. food. If If you you don't don't you you do do not not materials. materials. However However property destruction or less. In addition, arrest remain. Offenses included property damage, malicious mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction, reckless driving. The crowd began to disperse is about 50 officers kept pushing about at that 500.50 protesters up toward Capitol Hill near Cal Anderson part the evening. Marchers say everything was peaceful until SPD band there push in that very fast fashion. We were told by some of the marchers at no chemical agents. We're being used by SPD on the crowd. What about those eight arrests of the ones that appear to be identified as the protesters on Ly one served overnight in jail? The rest released in about three hours. Oregon
All Things Mental Health with Psych Nurse Kaitlyn Eder RN, BSN
"All right, everybody. Welcome back to the WOOL MED. This is a topic I've been wanting to get represented on the woman for a minute and I've had a lot of y'all messaging me like when you're going to have a psych nurse on which I love because it's so under represented and I just wanted to find the right person to speak into it so. I bring. y'All, Caitlin. She is a nurse down in Alabama right? Yeah. Alabama. Okay. Well, everybody welcome Caitlin I'm so excited to dig into psych? Nursing. Yes so excited to be here. I'm so excited to talk about kind of my world in nursing what's leading psychiatry and it's been a great experience a fun journey and you're right. It is underrepresented. There's so many things that people don't know until you Kinda Mercer yourself in field. So I'm so excited to get talking to shed some light on some of them for things that are going on today. Oh. Girl. metoo. Okay. So you told me you've always had a passion for psychiatry in Psych Nursing but. How long have you been in the field through I graduated at? Auburn University in two thousand. Sixteen. I've been a nurse for four years but I've worked in psychiatry for three years Nice I actually I, think it kind of an interesting story how it started for me getting into fights. So I did not start there when I was in fool there were two clinical rotations that I absolutely loved one being pediatric and secondly I most importantly love psychiatry. I had to wonder Nicole instructors while I was. Doing my clinical rotations that were so passionate about psychiatric nursing and their passion. Honestly made me think to myself one day I. Want a would I do that much and it was It was so contagious and I it just made me. So engaged in rotation when I started nursing school. It actually always a dream of mine to work at Vanderbilt with the top institution top Teaching Hospital. I. Went to High School in Nashville when a graduation was approaching I applied to the nursery agency program and was expected to a pediatric track there and the reason I should theatrics over by kind injury was pretty much everybody in the medical field told me to work in a medical I guess floor before going to fight so. Interesting Okay Yeah. Yes. Only listened to that. I worked on key mark at the amazing time there. I. Learned so much. really set the standard on evidence based practice research but. Despite thinking that I landed my dream job and I thought it was GONNA be my dream job a few months and I really. Felt like I wasn't in my and I wasn't working like what I was super passionate about and I found myself on really gravitating towards the because we'd get citations on that war at Children's. So I was really gravitating to those patients on the unit and it totally reminded me of how much I love my psych rotation when I was a nursing school. So, I ended up taking a huge leap of faith and I ended up accepting a job at the hospital that I had my psychiatric clinical at as a student who attacked apartment in Nashville and moved back to Auburn. Wow. Yeah. And there was a lot of nerves you know because this is a huge like emmy of course, is going to be a nurse, but it was a completely different field people were like. Doing. Yet. You're working at children's, and you're GONNA go work in psychiatry. See. You might get paid more in Alabama. Yeah. So you know a huge change for me, but I totally thought he's Auburn. Is kind of wary became an adult I went to college I feel at home here. So I kinda just said you know piece. Okay. I was like this isn't going to do and if I hate it, I can make a change you know. So yes, I ended up back Back Down Auburn, but this time as opposed Brown and working to a completely different field.
Half of the Great Barrier Reef's corals have died since 1995
"Say more than half the corals that make up the Great Barrier Reef have died over the last quarter century. The die off blamed on record temperatures. There is no time to lose. That's the stark warning from Australian researchers about the health of the world's largest reef system. They say it's coral has been under a sustained attack by warmer seas driven by climate change. This causes bleaching under stress. The corals expel symbiotic algae, which lives In their tissues and gives them their color and energy. The study asserts that this is compromising the great barrier reef stability to recover that is the BBC's Phil Mercer. In Burlington. There's now a name for the
"mercer" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Washington had considered reinforcing for Mercer. However, his generals advised abandoning the fort and maintaining the Army north of Philadelphia since 4 a.m. And was already gone the Strategic value of Fort Mercer had also disappeared. At this time Washington was consolidating his forces for another possible attack on Philadelphia itself. So on November 20th Colonel green opted to burn Fort Mercer off vac. You ate the Garrison and Destroy, whatever the Army could not carry away the Garrison marched North along the New Jersey side to join up with other American forces cordoned off his army marched on the fort only to find an abandoned the British occupied the fort rebuilt the defenses and installed their own Garrison having taken both forts. They first set about removing the chevaux-de-frise that block the Navy from moving upriver Hazelwood realized that his small Continental Fleet would be no match for the British Fleet soon had his way he burned his remaining ships and marched his Cruise North to link up with Washington's Continentals with the river cleared Admiral Hal finally sailed up to Jersey. His brother in Philadelphia of the house had achieved their goal of taking control of the Delaware River and restoring access between the Army and Navy but that did not mean an end to the fighting there after how deployed Cornwallis to New Jersey Washington deployed General Nathanael Greene with a forced to contest or harass the enemy even though with Cornwallis was able to take the Fort Washington did not want to let them feel comfortable roaming around the New Jersey Countryside grain was joined by the Marquis De Lafayette Who had most recently wrote covered from his wounds at Brandywine two months earlier on the night of November 25th, Lafayette LED an advance force of around 350 soldiers against a force of about 4000 hands kept at Gloucester just north of cornwallis's Main Army around Fort Mercer the Marquee launched a surprise nitrate against the actions driving them back to the main British wage. Camp the attack resulted in little more than a skirmish with the Americans killing or wounding about 40 Hessians and capturing another 20. The Americans only lost one dead and had about five wounded lafayette's gallantry in the fight combined with his performance at Brandywine LED Washington to recommend that he'd be put in command of an entire division General Adam Stephen who had been accused of drunkenness at the Battle of Germantown lost his command and left the Army Lafayette would replace him as division Commander. Meanwhile General Cornwallis resolved not to leave smaller units garrisoned around southern New Jersey other than the Garrison at Fort Mercer Cornwallis returned his Force to Philadelphia next week as the war rages all around Philadelphia the Continental Congress in York finally gets around to finishing the Articles of Confederation. mission.
"mercer" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"He was taken off dinner and left to recuperate in the Widow house next door despite receiving care there. He died from his leg wound a few days later. With most of the officers killed the surviving Hessians ended up fleeing into the woods and made their way back toward the ferry to Philadelphia the New Jersey militia under General silence Newcomb was in a position where they could have run down most of the fleeing sessions and captured them. However lacking direct orders from Washington to attack the enemy know come down to remain in position and do nothing criticism of his lack action would lead to his resignation just over a month later despite the lack of follow-up Fort Mercer approved a great American victory The Garrison reported only fourteen killed and twenty-three wounded you complement the Hessian land attack the British had moved. He Fleet of five ships down river to fire on the fort Commodore hazelwood's and his naval fleet against the British combined with cannon fire from Fort Mifflin. The British ships were forced to retreat one British vessel the Merlin ran aground and had to be burned and abandoned a larger ship of line. The Augusta also ran aground but was able to escape after taking severe damage the following day fires still burning aboard the Augusta caused the ship to explode with the loss of crew and off of the ship the failure to take Fort Mercer May General house occupation of Philadelphia even more tenuous. The British were concerned that if they failed to open up the dead air before winter set in and the river froze they could be without sufficient Provisions until spring there was even some discussion of abandoning the city and marching back to New York. The loss also came around the same time as news arrived of General. Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga on the same day as the Battle of Red Bank, October 22nd. General Howe wrote a letter to Lord Jermaine in London saying that he would need many thousands of reinforcements for the following Year's campaign and that they did not appear to be forthcoming how therefore sought permission to resign his command and return to London house resignation was not the result of failing to open.
"mercer" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Garrison with experience aboard ships to join Commodore hazelwood's on the Delaware River. He also said orders to send more of his men over to Fort Mifflin where Washington's intelligence indicated the attack might occur. It was only a few days before the battle that Washington sent back Angels regiment to supplement the severely depleted Garrison at Fort Mercer at that same time Washington also send a French officer Thomas Antoine a game yet to plessis who had recently arrived in America and received a commission as Captain of artillery du plessis had engineering experience in Washington hoped he could be of assistance in the last minute improvements to Fort defenses. Even with the last minute reinforcements The Defenders of Fort Mercer would be horribly outnumbered by the cash and attack. Wen du plessis arrived. He immediately recognized that the Garrison was far too small to defend a fort that was nearly 350 yards long and a hundred yards wide open a suggested that Colonel green placed the Garrison in a small section at the southern end of the fort then they would build a wall between the two sections since the fort was made birth and walls simply dug up and piled high. It was easy enough to create an interior wall in the northern section. That would be vacated The Garrison built a booties Lounge basically pointy sticks placed in such a way to make it difficult for anyone to move quickly around the area The Garrison took the Wiggles Fruit Orchard to make the Abbot he's dead. The Defenders mounted all their cannons on the southern portion of the fort but kept a few soldiers on the wall of the northern side so that the attackers would not realize that the northern portion had been abandoned on October 22nd has been Colonel Vandana organized his troops into two columns totaling about twelve hundred men. They broke Camp Before Dawn at 3 a.m. To make the Eight Mile march to Fort Mercer, but because the locals had destroyed a bridge that they needed to get to the Fort The Columns had to make a detour and did not arrive until about 1 p.m. That afternoon the Hessians made no attempt at surprised but began to form lines just outside of rifle shot of the fort they sent a messenger to divorce and the surrender of the fort which was refused after that the Hessians launched their assault. As the Americans expected the attackers came over the walls at the Northern end of the fort the first sessions into the fort were surprised that there were no Defenders and they began making her way through the Abbot. He's toward the interior wall that was dividing it from the southern portion. Once the enemy had fully occupied the northern portion of the fort the Americans opened up on them with both cannons and muskets turning the fort into a slaughtering field. The Hessians struggled to maneuver around the Abbot. He's but could not move easily many fell off the few who reached the Southern Wall found that they could not climb it without scaling ladders, which they did not have eventually the survivors pulled back out of the Fort Worth. Up personally led the second column against the southern part of the fort his approach also faced Cannon and musket fire as well as fire from American ships on the river wage. During this assault fun done up fell hit in the leg the remainder of his attackers withdrew. The entire attack had only lasted about forty minutes that happens later reported a total of 371 casualties. However, American reports indicate, the number was closer to 500 among these were more than a hundred killed off right and more than 80 captured among the captured were twenty Hessians found hiding under the Southern Wall. These men did not want to risk retreating Through The Killing Zone again, when the Army withdrew and preferred to be taken prisoner among the wounded. As I said was Colonel done up who had refused to be carried from the field..
"mercer" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast
"Is up your man Elliott Einhorn. Welcome back to the Talk House podcast joining me from the city of wind is Josh Modell and I am also your man. Hey. Hey executive editor on the line we have a very cool pairing on this week show James Mercer of the Shins and Broken Bells in conversation Bruce Hornsby that's right. The One and only Bruce Hornsby probably most people would know him from his huge eighties hits particularly the way it is, but he's had an incredible career. He worked with the grateful dead. He's collaborated with a ton of really interesting people including James Mercer of. The Shins Yep Bruce Hornsby really is an inveterate collaborator. I definitely came to his work as a teenager through grateful dead bootlegs. You always knew if Bruce Hornsby was with the band had a certain sound. But just in the last couple years, he's worked with everyone from Justin Vernon and Blake meant to Jack Jeanette and for his new LP non secure connection aside from James Mercer Jamila Woods shows up Vernon Reid of living color. And tons more looking back from our vantage point in Twenty Twenty Bruce Hornsby has spent four decades in deep musical experimentation whether that's his work as we mentioned with the grateful dead whether that's his work with his own band, the range or writing for literally a half dozen spike Lee joints. Hornsby is always reinventing himself and his forthcoming album. non-secure connection is no different. The latest career turn for Bruce Hornsby, weirdly was inspired by. Justin Vernon of Bon Avera who had referred to the Bonneville Song. Bath rest as his bruce be song which led to those guys working together on Bruce's record on a Bonneville record. Of course, Bruce ended up playing at Justin's Oh Clare Festival and now he's kind of opened up this whole new world, all these younger collaborators and really interesting stuff. So Josh I think the Gateway Drugs these days are either Justin Vernon or Aaron. Definitely huge stars into indie world. Yeah. I mean, not that Bruce Hornsby needed the Cherry on top of his incredibly long career because it's also not lake. Hornsby's music has ever left the public eye. He's been sampled on half a dozen huge hip hop songs including two pox changes. That's just the way it is. You know some things will never change like people sampling Bruce Hornsby another thing that'll never change James Mercer doing. Dope. Shit and of course James Mercer is best known as the chief creative force behind the Shins and he's also half of broken bells with producer danger mouse. If people know the Shins for one thing and hopefully they know him for more than one thing. It's for Natalie Portman talking about new slang in the film garden state. We hear a little bit about it in this talk between Hornsby and mercer but it really was sort of a pivot point in the shins career and it was cool to see the band us that exposure as a springboard into pretty huge mainstream India claim yet mercer's catalog both with the Shins and broken bells is pretty incredible and as far as we understand, the next thing we're going to get from Mercer is another broken bells record. They've dropped a couple singles over the last couple of years hopefully teasing yet another fulling. Funny Story Josh Broken Bells shares a trumpet player and Keyboard Player in Nate Walcott with my old band Scotland Gospel Choir well, six degrees of Elia Einhorn. Nate invited me to see them some years back live and they're fucking great onstage man. Yeah. It really has turned into this like incredible touring unit like it's a real rock band. James, Mercer was very psyched to get the call from Bruce Hornsby to collaborate on a track on the latter's new album non secure connection called my resolve. Let's take a listen..
"mercer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket
"All of the efficiency and the experience that their voice and their families have as they're going through share process. That's actually one of the reasons that I chose to work at. Mercer Mercer happy to have amazing culture is very creative innovators since a lot of out of the box thinking and they do sit at this unique intersection of the delivery system that help plan insurance system and the employers that are funded. Infested performance the entire. System of health. That's really interesting cost, quality, efficiency, and experience things that we're all striving to get better at and so you chose Mercer and the road ahead is exciting with where you guys sit in the ecosystem. What makes what Mercer does different unique or even better than what's available today? Well, sitting in this unique position that we have which is right in the intersection of both the financing until. The Bali insurance it allows us to bring creative ideas together and bring partners together. That might not normally work together. We can use creed as as we possibly can bringing new ideas to all the various constituents in this just move. So we work directly with employers and actually represent trust, but we quite the time off for. Help them understand and improve delivery of their service as we discussed, we are now working very directly with health systems with hospitals and physicians, and all the other elms on the system, and we also get the about. We understand that people house is largely influenced by the way that they live. Mike style things, so we call social determinants of health here interaction with their community, and we have a number of programs and initiatives that are going on to directly influence and impact those social determinants of health. We get to think that physical health and Emotional health or emotional wellbeing and behavioral health. We go work as The. Try to understand exactly what their problems are. we have access to a tremendous battle and A..
"mercer" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"From the Mercer and excuse me Todd could you grab me some water you have got to be this is Dan add sour too will miss me Friday we've been so busy with everything else I don't even know what we're cooking today Alan the I. T. guy has the triggers fired up we got a shower of shame coming up in the final hour of the show we had the big golf match yesterday Mary against Tyler the moderator we gave you the first three holes about an hour ago in in coming up in about twenty minutes from now on our YouTube channel YouTube dot com slash Dan Patrick show the next three holes and then in the final hour of the final three holes the loser it's a firing squad of water balloons and the person who won the match yesterday was gonna put hot sauce in some balloons and then it was suggested by stop there why not put bleach in one of those balloons while you're at it so we've we've got milk juice and water in the balloons and that'll be coming up in the final hour of the show don't want to give away who won but we all lost after watching that yesterday eight seven seven three D. P. show email address D. P. Dan Patrick dot com Twitter handle with D. P. shell say good morning to our radio partners good morning and chat wrote with those watching on YouTube dot com slash the Dan Patrick show will get two phone calls coming up got a poll question I don't know if we stay with this poll question are we going to nope Weston is what position would you not want to play in the NFL made all these like franchise tag numbers but everyone said no I don't wanna be an offense of linemen even take it pay it all right so we have some silly ones there because it's Friday I will hit you it is versus national skateboarding day who'd you rather be Tony hawk the greatest skateboarder arguably or Kelly Slater the greatest surfer arguably Kelly Slater do you get Kelly Slater's looks is what I'm going to ask I'm Kelly Slater now you you I have his ability in career by your life defining the poll question have to cause tell it because there's too good looking yeah but Tony hawk has got a couple hundred million dollars yes there is one major major major factor that differentiates the two a one there's no way I'm taking Kelly Slater okay I'll let you guess what that is you're free to the water now well I'm afraid of what's in the water sharks okay I am I have a very real fear of being eaten alive by an animal and I do not want to be alive by shark okay she'd rather be injured like Tony hawk it's injured yeah as opposed to the possibility of being eaten by a shark okay if I gave you the choice right now you could be injured we have like an injured knee or you could be in a live by shark which would you take well the full potential of the spill potential to be eaten by sharks and now and then the potential of a knee injury or the potential of being eaten alive I've had a knee injury okay I try being eaten alive then let me know which one is better apple questions going to be a hundred percent the internet by shark are you sure I would think that be a hundred percent okay let's say you're not afraid of sharks then I would be Kelly Slater why would you not be afraid of sharks it was a police the water and I could be up on my surfboard and then there's no sharks in there it's under water they get police under there thank you police say look out shark and then you can you know give you a two second warning of a life guard there this is what are the Mick fanning that server get attacked by sharks twice yeah yes after the first time I have no sympathy for you for the second time do you think Mick fanning thought usually your odds of a shark attack are like zero point zero zero zero he figured I'm attacked once I'm in the clear for a while I twice what else do you have a club well if you're not into that you're not gonna like are you most of that actually are you more afraid of bears or sharks sharks yeah me too all of us here I think Hey at least see the bear coming I don't see the shark any run ins because I know you go hiking up there in the woods and I've I've I've encountered bears but for the most part I don't really care about us sharks care about us there's now that come O. de bear that I saw in British Columbia he was just there grabbing salmon now if he really wanted me then he could had slave Dan and it I could have gotten away from him but he was he was in his own little world just going out there Gail stabbing salmon who are still spawning swimming upstream shark hello I gone into the water I can't see the bottom I like looking at the water I don't like being in the water and then you get like sea weed that wraps around your legs with me while your kids are playing and they have you know they they couldn't care less you have a club I don't know if I got enough love for the story I told last year you know I saw a great water a great white off the beach in Cape Cod yeah I tell you guys yeah you did I don't know if I got enough love you that should be all there's been a lot of the guys on the great white that I never get them if I got enough love for that but what kind of love did you want that you saw on the ground like a great white shark in real life sixty yards like like all my god it was right next to you did you save one of your kids from it or I don't know like like other kind of throw the football I was that close to me I was on the land by the way is it just to be clear do you think the shark looked at you on the beach and set all our great white he added that the glamorous capital if you like shiny objects in million aside with that might attract young all right we're going to give you more love that use all a great white shark by the way are they all great white sharks other average white sharks what everybody's a porn star the other night there's great white are there good good white sharks why is a really great yes that's what I watch that much but there are journeymen in the porn world they're definitely not also he's bounced around a couple places different porn company yeah yeah I just saw an article the other day there where it said that the country lost its way when we changed **** to porn there used to be a **** well it was **** right Cornell porn everything went to hell when we teens **** deployment okay back eleven you have my word will give you a little bit more love that you saw great white like if you're a barbecue this weekend so it says yeah yeah you heard there's a shark sighting yeah my family clothes are great white last summer can we check is the is are they just known as great white I think that's it I just got to be the species they write the great west but I don't know yeah I was just surprised that you're a great white shark like is there a a foot length where you're at no like you the cusp of being a great white like you're eight feet long two feet longer be a great white shark it's like you know women who are five six but to be a good you know supermodel you gotta be five eight you can't be five six right I is there a white shark there's a yellow shark I know that there's a blue whale yeah but they're not called great blue whale right now I get your point like should there be a white.
"mercer" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Police are emergency management folks thousands and thousands of threats that came in to our police. National Guard got pulled into that got threatened National Guard. Nothing to do with this so now one of our guard. I don't know if they're Democrat or Republican. I suspect many of them are Republicans. They're getting calling all sorts of names. They're getting death. Threats to governor. Gets death threats. I mean my staff has gotten death threats and all of those have to be investigated and rundown. It's one thing to call us everything under the sun and Janette and that's happened and it's ugly and social media can be ugly place but I don't think folks appreciate the amount of time it takes folks that work for the state police on our local police sheriffs. That have to deal with this chase all this down and it's a it's a daily thing was social media. Folkston can make death threats. And they don't they don't think they're gonNA they're gonNA be the consequence to each one of those has to be investigated onto to grounds. That's all I feel the worst for well. I want to be mindful of our time because we're running short on it and I know you've got back to your job so we want to talk a little bit about your Kobe. Response and the governor's response when we come back and we're back on transition. Virginia where with Clark Mercer. The world renowned chief-of-staff North Clark everybody in Virginia's eager to get back to whatever we consider normal life but we want to go out to the restaurant and we want to get a haircut and we WANNA go baseball game but none of that's happening right now. walk US through how? Virginia possibly hold itself out of this mess. It's time.
"mercer" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"In the office Tuesdays and Thursdays. So that kind of coincides with the governor's press conferences on the three days that I'm in and the kids are here and they and they do a pretty good job of Doing work and not driving US crazy. But it's It's definitely wear then at this point. How do you feel about doing this? Press conference is. We're going to talk about Kobe later. But I feel like every time. They don't know the answer to something they say. Let's bring up Clark. And he knows the interest everything. You're sort of like the pinch hitter. That is my role. Is I kind of stand off to the side? And if there's an oddball question that we don't have the right subject matter person. Therefore the governor's communication styles unique. It's different than mine and so a lot of time. Energy goes in to get everything ready for each one of those and we have a seven thirty meeting every morning to go over the Cova numbers to go over. Cova data depending on what specific thing that week. We're focused on. We have different folks. Come in and brief the governor. Sorry days start out at seven thirty to cover. It gives us a break on Saturday and Sunday tonight. Am but on Monday Wednesday Fridays. Where typically the night before we kind of have the outline for the press conference? It's it takes a lot of time and and sometime prefer to be digging into other things. I especially in a post General Assembly session in reconvened. The Governor had twelve hundred ninety two bells. It was a record number of bills general pass and even without Cova. The average for our policy staff in council was something between fifty and seventy five bills day that they had to do a legal review of policy review and recommend to. The governor signed veto a man then also the budget record number of amendments with us on allotment strategy. See at all that and it's made for some some long weeks. Well let's get into those bill. Let's talk about each and every one of those one thousand two hundred ninety two bills now just getting so. This is transition. Virginia would like to talk about the transition of power normally for our previous episodes. That's been the transition of power in the General Assembly. You though Clark were around for the transition of power at the executive mansion the transition from former governor Terry McAuliffe to our current Governor Ralph. Northam this is a process that goes on kind of beyond the of public site and people don't really know what this looks and smells like explain for us with the transition of power was like in the Executive Mansion. Sure the morning. After the governor was elected he's interested. It gives us transaction press conference in. Then you basically give them the keys to an office building. That's empty and some it support for your email laptops. And that's it you have from November to January higher entire administration every agency had every deputy agency had a policy advisor at each agency. All your secretaries deputies your staff or counsel end you don't have any money though the Commonwealth doesn't provide any money or staffing or a Typo. Hr helped identify folks. You might need for those positions and the Legislature Virginia. Bounce a power. They're very hesitant to give any power to the decorative branch and so you start your administration. After they've already begun they're legislative session. They filed all their bills. The governors introduced the budget. That you can't a man. And all that is designed for the new governor to start out a little bit slower behind all live out with the legislature. So you say was designed for the governor to be behind the eight ball. Do you know that's the reason it was designed that way or is it just the good question? I don't know if that was originally. Why if you ask folks now? Could we swear? The governor and before the legislative session starts the answer of your resounding no and you know. They don't allow amendments to the budget. There's a lot of things that are tilted. For whatever reason whatever the impetus was for that the result is that it favors the legislative branch and so the governor came in at first session with with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate and the the point that I make us over. Mind folks out were. Democratic majorities is that it doesn't matter if it's a one seat majority are a twenty seat. Majority me your committees are stacked against you and it's very difficult to move legislation out of those committees to ever get him to the floor. And so you know Medicaid. Expansion was the governor's priority working with the Republican legislature at the time. And so that's one transition that we've worked through from kind of talk about how we worked with the legislature on issues and then of course this past November when the legislature flip its present a whole new dynamic in terms of what's possible new challenges new opportunities to one party having all three of those bodies in control so you mentioned the transition of power. That happened this year. I'm wondering how you would describe the difference from your office in the executive branch. How did it look and feel differently with the Democrats being in the majority versus how it was when Republicans were in control of the entire legislative branch? Yeah I mean you know. We got the the driver's license suspension issue. The Felony Larceny threshold for two hundred. Five hundred. We got Medicaid expansion. Those with three really big wins democratic priorities done with Republican majorities. And you have to compromise. You know going into it that Medicaid expansion. He said it was pretty resolute in their opposition to it with the exception of really hang a couple of other. Republicans came along so he was a real leader from day. One on that and in the House. I think they're Republican leadership. I think I decided to take that issue off the table for future elections and work with us to get expansion. I think that was their motivation. And we had a pretty reliable and strong. A staffer elected in Chris. Jones time WHO's villava legislature Cox supported that but they did have uniform in in their in their caucus and we ended up getting the house. Republicans onboard support expansion the Senate Republicans really worked there so we. We ended up kind of the House and the executive branch teamed up on this the Senate to try to leverage them to get there and we were able to send our normal was opposed very very loudly so the leadership of the Senate on the Felony Larceny threshold. We wanted to get a thousand dollars working to be able to get there so the compromise was five hundred dollars there was some restitution legislation that was passed victim rights which was seen as a compromise. Although it's important that victims of restitution that's an important topic with Medicaid expansion. There was a work requirement. That conversation issue has matured and evolved from UCLA lawsuits throughout the country. But originally that discussion was part of the package and then the driver's license suspension in the in the Senate we had a republican champion of that of Bill Stanley. So those were three things we were able to do. There's a lot of the democratic control. You know what the democratic priorities are. You know you're going to be able to move those pieces of legislation much more easily and you have staff that that you know the staff kind of work for the leadership so a lot of the same staff are around but now they're working for democratic leadership in the Democratic leadership have different priorities so no good. Staffers are able to work and be responsive to their members. And we've got really great staff in the House and Senate budget committees and much more easy to work with now because we know that they are priorities are lined with ours you know. We had things in the amendments the previous budgets. And you always had to think you know this is something that the Republicans are going to support. How do we place device it in a way that doesn't call attention to our compromises? I mean there's legislation at the governor's that a big supporter of Lart so long acting reversible contraception and. That's been an item in the budget. That's caused you know concern for Republican than this time around. We knew we have reproductive choice. Champions in the legislature so it was a lot easier this time around and some people say. Be careful what you wish for. You're going to have all of these Democrats with all these new ideas and some of them are GonNa push the Commonwealth too far left. I mean those problems that that I don't use those as problems at all. I mean yes. There may be pieces of Legislation Ideas. That people have that we might not be on with. We might not be all the Democrats might not be there but those are much better problems to have than having a body. That's fundamentally opposed to some of the worker rights. Some of the some of the you know you mentioned minimum wage before we started the show. Things that we knew were just non starters. Minimum wage is a great example You know for years and years and years folks would would advocate for minimum wage respond. Let's tie it to CPI heightened flation. Let's do this. Let's do that and the answer was always no no no now this time around. You know the same folks at Shut the door to any discussion of a minimum wage increase. Kind of came to the table and said well let's compromise. Let's something that we can all compromise on and it was. It was a kind of fell on deaf ears but I don't think it was as genuine. That they they had decades to have these conversations that they didn't entertain. And so you're the governor obviously with Kobe. Nineteen there's a couple of these bill that have fiscal impacts to small businesses Hugely supportive of one two CDs things move forward not debate them again next General Assembly session and so he put delay clause on a couple of those that the legislature agreed with the minimum wage. They weren't going to start that until January of next year. Anyway so they're already was delayed built into it. Which is a little bit of miscommunication when the governor proposed going to May people need the minimum wage increase right now and that was never envisioned by the General Assembly always January and the idea there was to give some of these small businesses a few more months to get up and running and Post Cova did and also for us to figure out where federal dollars are going to be spent and how we're going to structure the budget but it was You know stuff like you know I. I've been a big proponent of getting rid of Lee Jackson Day and that has taken a whole new dynamic we have one hundred thousand people in our workforce that worked for the Commonwealth and to tell anybody that works for me whether they're white or black. You're required by law to stay home today. And when you look at the code doesn't say honored individuals for their long histories of their military promises that they were defenders of lost causes. That's all the code says about it and you know particularly to employees of color to tell them. You're forced tally children. You're going to be at home today. Because you're supposed to be honoring someone that thought to Enslave You. Maybe sick to my stomach. And you know with Republican majorities that issue with nowhere and we were able to not only jettison Lee Jackson Day but replace it make Election Day a holiday Aso to not you know some folks what you're punishing state employees by not giving them another often and we'll we'll give them election day off and that certainly allows folks at work blue collar jobs where they're not able to take off and go vote in the middle a day the opportunity to do that and so there was something kind of built in the this legislative session. That got me really excited that I've been waiting on frankly for years to do. And so the transition you know the Democratic leaders. Yeah I'm originally from Alexandra. No sender SAS law while I know delegate herring well Speaker Filler corn and we can pick up the phone and call these folks and hey here's an issue that we have let's work through it and you know. Cova good example of whether folks are really genuine and their desire to work two issues. We get press releases set almost every time. The governor has a press conference it is followed by a press release by Republican leadership and we have calls with Republican with all the members of general simply a couple times a week and and opened a Florida questioned. And we don't get a single question comment and our cell phone numbers are readily available. And they don't get used and then there's a press release calling on the governor of new X Y and Z your courtesy him doing excellent Y and Z and we have some Republicans. Pick up the phone and call and say hey. Here's an issue that I'm having. Can you work with? We do but with our democratic readers. It's a much more. They're much more willing to pick up the phone. And say hey. I've got a concern. Can we work this out rather than sending out a press release and just try to make an example political so yeah especially during? Kovin it strikes me as something that's particularly bad taste where there is no rule book on how to respond and the game is just make sure as few people die as possible. Right yeah the last couple of weeks have gotten overtly partisan and it didn't start out that way it started out I think much more collegial folks really recognizing that Virginia's a huge states very diverse. There's a lot of things to factor in but for whatever reason and maybe that's coming out of DC. Maybe that's coming out of Congress. I think folks have decided that they're going to make it into more of a partisan issue and it's it's it's disappointing. I'll get calls sometimes a heads up. We gotta send this press release. It's going to be crappy but we gotta do it. Okay and then you know. The press corps is blind copied in the letter to the governor's office in Times. We don't even get letters. There'll be a press release. Act that the governor that we don't just get sent to the press we read about it you know.
"mercer" Discussed on Defenders of Business Value
"So that one day they can sell their business at maximum value when they want how they want to whom they want. It seems funny to say that today on this recording of March twenty third I have one of my Valuation Heroes Chris Mercer of Mercer capital for anybody that's been in the valuation community for any period of time recognizes. His thought leadership. And these days. You know people throw it around as an adjective well. Chris is truly one of those guys that has been in this community and is led this community for so many years so Chris Welcome to the show. Thank you ED. It's a pleasure to be here. I wish that the times were a little different than they are. But we're living at the time that we're living well. The good news is that we're living. And that's that's the that's the important thing I gave a little overview before you got on about you and mercer capital can you kind of give your just a brief overview of of you and you know the services that mercer capitalist been providing all these years. Sure I've been in the business appraisal business and nineteen seventy eight. I went into business. It Mercer capital in nineteen eighty two. And we've grown over that period of time to where I think we're one of the larger independent firms in the country. We've got offices in Memphis and Nashville and Dallas and Houston and we'd provide valuation services for broad range of companies and for a broad range of reasons. Gift AND ESTATE TAX PURPOSES FINANCIAL REPORTING PURPOSES EMPLOYEE. Stock OWNERSHIP PLANS. Buy Sell Agreements. And then people of course fight over money and GonNa Gatien is an area where we live troy. Long Time like say the company. We have a significant resources. We had one of the largest single valuation offices and the country. Mega the largest. And then this we've got almost thirty people there most firms don't have that many people in one place but we've been at it a long time as you pointed out and it's been a good ride. I'll tell you when when I was younger and I'm talking to twenty-five years years ago I was my plan. Was You know I would get my chops up here in Indiana and I would. I would land in in Tennessee and I would go work for for Mercer Capital because that was just kind of where that was the pinnacle of of investment banking evaluation. So Yeah what a wonderful company you've built. You know as I was telling you I had a script I had all my questions laid out on how to increase the value of a company to make it more valuable to sell down the road. And if you don't mind I'm going to go ahead and pivot into three areas that you've taught about for all these years. The first one is valuations based on three things. You always thought about risk about earnings an expectation. So we're in the middle of this crisis. So why don't we attack each of these three and figure out how to help business owners either? Stay afloat or at least preserve the value well. The value of the business is present value of all the expected future benefits That is the cash flows from the business discounted to the present a risk adjusted discount rate. And that's That's sort of an overview of the discounted cash flow model. What we have in. Today's environment is heightened risk. I hope that the reaction in the marketplace in recent days is a substantial overreaction and that sanity will prevail. I was around for black Monday. Which was in October of one thousand nine hundred eighty seven when the market dropped maybe close to thirty percent in one day it did come back without a few months and you know it continued on but cash flow is key in every business is going to have to during this period of time focus on either conservative cash or generating cash or a combination of those two things. If you're in the restaurant business and the state has closed you down. There's not much you can do except perhaps takeout and hope that'll pay some of the over and keep a few of your employees and business if you're in the airline business. You're just slow. If you're in the car rental business you're probably slowed down and businesses and don't even think about. I went to laundry. Just pick up something on Friday and I noticed that they had to shorten their hours and the lady said that in the last week their business had just dropped almost nothing because when people are staying home they don't need directly but if you think about the impact on so many different kinds of businesses and they're all trying to do either to generate cash or conserve cash. Because that'll be the key to coming out on the other side. It's hard to talk about the growth of cashflows at this point. You know a business like our business. We have forty five people and normally we have four offices and we know where everybody is and it's easy to communicate with everyone today. We've got forty five people in probably forty five different locations. I'm in Florida. Others are working from home and we're trying to figure out this new reality how to stay productive and and Optimistic and a time when If you read the press or listen to lose my gosh the only thing you can do is get depressed. We had a pep talk this morning with our folks about the fact that you're not alone may think you're alone which you know you working together. We'll and we'll get through this. We've been through every other crisis before now and we'll get through this and I think business owners have to. Kinda take that attitude. It hasn't hit some people yet. Yeah well I'll tell you one of the things that concern me. Is these baby boomers. That had some gas still in the tank so they hit sixty five and they're like you know what I'm I'm still relevant in this business. I think I'm GonNa keep going and so now we're starting to see the influx of more motivated baby boomers so now. They're from talking six seven years ago. So now they're at seventy two seventy three and now they have a real big problem with this thing is hit. So what do we say to those people what you say to people that are if you will ask their prime in terms of selling their business. You'd better work with your team right now in focus on preserving the business and rebuilding the business because you won't get another chance when when this rebounds and all of that pent up demand is still going to be there. They'll still be a bunch of money chasing deals. And so you gotta get to the other side and I don't know if this is a two week dealer an eight week deal or twelfth week deal but every virus that I've heard of so far runs its course and this one too will run. Its course and my suggestion. Is that if if you're in that older baby boomer group and you still own your business. You'd better be focused on your your young people and better be focused on making sure that they are working and happy with the business. Because like I say you won't have another five years to sell it so normally we can explain situations like this as a nonrecurring event and it amplifies risk a little bit. But we can. We can explain and say all right. You know. This doesn't happen very often and we and we can discount you know the event I don't want to say in in its entirety. But you can make that argument but how much of an impact on value will something like this. Have if I'm a business owner. Can I explain this away? As a nonrecurring event or do I now have to to really dig in and take my lumps when come well. It is a non recurring event. But life is filled with one non-recurring event after another this virus on the panic. That is surrounding. It has taken away. You know third of the market capitalization of the US markets and a very short period of time. It would be naive for me to think that that wouldn't have an impact on a typical business if there is such thing on main street so we is evaluation firm are attempting to figure out how to address valuation in this light. Because it's not like we can fast forward to the end of twenty twenty and then we're looking back on. We have people doing deals right now and we have to be talking about valuation right now. This is going to impact a lot of people kind of counter. Intuitive Treasury rates are down at such a low level that would infer that other things being equal that value would be up but values not up. Value is down in value is down because of that thing.
"mercer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Save you money right now get fifteen percent off any implant rug cleaning good idea Mercer right cleaning dot com Michael numbers on the campaign trail again this week he also spending a long line of money PC is ad spending has up to now a quarter billion dollars a lot of money he's got a lot of money as the as seen some estimates of his net worth around fifty five billion dollars it's hard to keep track at that point I now much of it he made thanks to the from a comic all of the money he spent so far he's made during the trump economy George Soros is kind of jealous like at least that was so Mike Bloomberg nettles he contributed millions and billions billions tier two campaigns that Democrats over the years George Soros has as well but now Mike Bloomberg is like I'm going to run as well right but also sources is not anywhere near as wealthy source is worth something like eight billion dollars you know the George Soros lost a billion dollars after trump was elected an eighth of his income yes because he bet that the market would crash he he actually he actually had made all these purchases in thinking that the market was going to crash because trump been elected and he lost a billion dollars on that campus a hard be a hard position to root for the economy to crash not for George Soros it's gonna get history of that please not now spending another one of his billions on this new it's a new education venture I notice all personal autonomy whatever that means that's right says services for us is busy but again as I mentioned so as Bloomberg he's he's spent a quarter of a billion box so far on television advertising and he that advertising all of that has actually crowded out a ton of candidates across the country because he's bought so much advertising spending hundreds of millions of dollars he is actually crowding out grabbing at in in a lot of markets the ability for small candidates to even buy ads he's like destroying it big bloomers basically taken over all of your televisions what will you know when the aliens arrive in a take over all the broadcasts and they begin people of earth and they have like a message for you Bloomberg is essentially doing that with this money and what I think is so ironic about this so we're talking about Democrats who are for campaign finance reform in mock want more restrictions when it comes to money in campaigns yet their own is crowding them out because he's buying old ad space exactly and not only is the is the crowning everybody out it's working at least to an extent Bloomberg in new national polling according Monmouth university is now in fourth place in the democratic field fourth place so where is the rich guy the billionaire the two of the candidates at least consider evil by virtue of his money only has bought his way to fourth place in the democratic field you can just do that and he's done this without attending any of the debates because he's not accepting donations so he's an able to qualify for any of the debates that we've had doesn't need to do go it that says I need to debate isn't going to I isn't on the ticket in New Hampshire he's waiting for super Tuesday yeah he's just by passing at all and doing it on money so he is so he's doing all this advertising everything you know you can pay pay a marketing firm to make these these ads Mike twenty twenty make them all glow it but you can't stop being a terrible candidate on the stop I mean listen to how boring this guy is when he's campaigning but hell cities expand expand public transit to more people and offer more options including bus rapid transit routes and bike lanes and railings oh boy not a lot of people talk about building more rail well I've actually done it when we extended the subway in New York City and lots of high speed rail projects have been proposed we will focus on what we can complete so we will commit to finishing at least one high speed rail car at about twenty twenty five the class a lab in the plan that we are releasing today be older.
"mercer" Discussed on KSFO-AM
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"mercer" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"As far as the democrats and the media arkansas the mercer's and the coke brothers are no different they are wealthy conservatives who fund right wing causes and candidates and as such they are illegitimate they're racist sexist they're bigoted their homophobes and dangerous they are suspects cambridge analytics this is actually the organization that mr mercer robert mercer began he is a computer scientist whiz by the way that is his claim to fame runs a hedge fund now and he and one of his daughters rebecca are the primary political movers in using some of their wealth to fund various causes an operation they originally supported ted cruz in the republican primaries and crews dropped out of the race they immediately switched to trump and if the truth were probably switching on the way to switching trump they'll before crews dropped out and they did contribute a certain amount of money to trump trump didn't take a whole lot of campaign contributions with the mercer's gave summit cambridge analytics turns out to be one of the well operations one of the techniques that the trump campaign used in terms of data mining to learn about various voters in various states and who they were and how to appeal to them this has become a gigantic conspiracy this has become something about which everybody needs to know that's why.
"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"The rick mercer reports there's no i'm not done yet i've got fifty among month okay i'm not i'm on tonight midnight i'm still alive the national around to made o'clock prime time show what's it's a huge but where but when when the time comes is there is there anything you you you want to do is there anything on the bucket list ending you haven't had the chance to do i know you mean maybe now this force speech do takes because all of the things that i would like to do it's not like my show stopped me like i could say like word no tom i've wanted to write a great canadian novel for many years but to show a stopping me well i guess i could have put pen to paper and got the first page down somewhere in the last fifteen years so you know i wish i could i could drop something on you that sounded really exciting like a theme park on rick mercer's lobster boy you can come down place the music that'd be great i'll house tourists will come here they'll get a lobster all can eat mussels it's great will make a bundle i don't know what i'm doing fifteen years on the rick mercer report how has i wanna talk a little bit about the the top of the show the headlines in the political satire portion of the show how has doing political satire from the time you began that even on twenty two at the beginning at the rate mercer award to now has changed i think one thing that's happening and you see this all over there's an expression in of mind quick to hurt like certain people they're just always they're always looking to be offended they're always looking to be outraged about something having their feelings hurt and then it just gets a little tedious after wireless like your hurt again while i think more and more people are quick to hurt now you can't really say anything or whatever you say there are going to be people who.
"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"I don't really have one now that way i you know my bucket list always was if i can make a living in show business that was it and that's what i'm the most proud of out of anything i've ever done but now that you're now that you're done the rick mercer reports there's no i'm not done yet i've got fifty i'ma i mounted naive midnight i'm still alive the national around tonight at clock prime time show what's it's a huge but wet but when when the time comes is there is there anything you you wanna do is there anything on the bucket listening you haven't had the chance to do i know you mean maybe now this have forced me to do things because all of the things that i would like to do it's not like my show stopped me like i could say like would no tom i've wanted to write a great canadian novel for many years but the show is stopping me well i guess i could have put pen to paper and got the first page down somewhere in the last fifteen years so you know i wish i could i could drop something on you that sounded really exciting like a theme park or rick mercer's lobster boy you can come down place of music that'd be great all house tourists will come here they'll get a lobster all you can eat mussels it's great will make a bundle i don't know what i'm doing fifteen years on the rick mercer report how has i want to talk a little bit about the the top of the show the headlines in the political satire portion of the show how has doing political satire from the time you began not even on twenty two at the beginning of the rick mercer award to now has changed i think one thing that's happening and you see this all over there is an expression of movement quick to hurt like certain people to just always they're always looking to be offended they're always looking to be.
"mercer" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Mercer alexander the african american mother of three who was sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing what she maintains was a warning shot i her abuses abusive husband and twenty ten was freed from house arrest earlier this year after being jailed for three years and serving two years of court ordered home confinement alexander had attempted to use ford stand your ground law in her defense the law that was made famous when white vigilante george zimmerman successfully used it as his defense after he shot and killed unarmed african american teenager trayvon martin but in march twenty twelve the jury rejected alexander's use of sanyo ground and convicted her after only twelve minutes of deliberation he was sentenced to twenty years behind bars under a florida law known as ten twenty life that carries a mandatory minimum for certain gun crimes regardless of the circumstance alexander won an appeal for a new trial and later accepted plea deal that kept her sentenced to three years of time served and a twenty thirteen interview with democracy now civil rights advocate an attorney michelle legs andor author of the best selling book the new jim crow mass incarceration in the age of color blindness talked about what role mandatory minimum sentencing played in mercer alexander's case she received a twenty year sentence because of harsh mandatory minimum sentences sentences that exist in florida and in states nationwide mandatory minimum sentences give no discretion to judges of them about the amount of time on that the person should receive once a guilty verdict is rendered harsh mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses were passed by congress i in the nineteen eighties as part of the war on drugs and the get tough movement sentences that have helped to fuel our nation's prison boom and have also greatly aggravated racial disparities particularly in the application of mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine on thursday aiming good men and near mean shake of democracy now interviewed maria sal examiner about her case and what has happened since her conviction and morissette if you can go back to two thousand ten and described to us what happened and then with the killing of trayvon martin by george zimmerman vigilante who was acquitted unlike you how that changed your.