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Episode #255 – State Control  

The key to getting people to have the same epiphany that you had.

On today’s episode Russell talks about state control. Why being able to be a good storyteller to get people in the same state you were in to give you an epiphany, so that they too can have one is necessary to sell them.

Here are some cool things you’ll hear in this episode:

Hear the difference between stating how you felt and telling the story in a way that will put other people in the same state you were in. Find out why it’s important for people to have the same epiphany as you in order to sell them. And stick around to the end to hear one last little value bomb about the blue underlined link used in Clickbank.

So listen below to find out how to get your customers to have the same epiphany you once had and why its so important.

---Transcript---

Hey everyone, good morning. This is Russell Brunson and welcome to, you know where we are, we are here today with Marketing In Your Car. Alright everyone, I hope you guys are doing good. I am on day number two of my routine. Not going to lie, I am feeling it. For some reason I couldn’t fall asleep last night, probably because we turned on bachelor in Paradise and that was dumb. As soon as that started, it was like, there’s 2 hours of my life that I’m not going to get back. It’s actually less than that because I can fast forward through the commercials, but it was still way too much time. So probably about 11 I passed out on the couch, wake up and I’m like, “Oh crap, I’m already an hour past bedtime, I gotta wake up at 5.” So I jumped into bed and then for some reason I couldn’t sleep until 12:30 and then I finally fell asleep until Norah woke up at like 2. Tough night.

5 the alarm clock goes off, I jumped in the float tank and floated, which was really nice. Then I had my call with Tara, my energy session, which was amazing and cool and weird and I don’t know. But it’s good, so I really enjoyed it. And now here we are, we’re driving to the office. So I wanted to tell you guys today, I don’t know about you guys, but I love just the art and science of what we do. This whole marketing game. So for me, it’s like here’s the scientific funnel structures that we know work, and within that framework then we have the art. How do we get it to break people’s patterns and cause emotion and get people to connect and bring them back to where they’re at?

It’s interesting, one of the coolest things that I figured out as I have been writing the new Expert Secrets book, it’s just cool. If nothing else, writing a book is cool because it causes you to deep dive, immersion, all the stuff we’ve been talking about the last couple of weeks. All these cool things come out. And one of the things we were talking about in the book is the whole epiphany bridge concept. I showed you guys a bunch of times, and if you missed that go back to Marketinginyourcar.com and search for one of the episodes on epiphany bridges. But it’s coming back to rewinding and trying, not to sell people, but to get people to buy into what it is you’re selling.

So that’s the difference between selling and getting people to buy into what you’re selling. It’s like, trying to get them into buying into something. So I have to cause an emotion for them to be able to buy into that. So for me, a lot of times it’s going back and telling the back story. So you figure out, you start this back story, and the back story is important because where you’re at today, is where your audience wants to be, that’s why they’re listening to you. So your back story brings it back to the spot where you’re starting in the same spot they’re at. So that’s the key, it’s coming off of your pinnacle or whatever you want to call it, the mountain on high, where people are looking at your success and coming back down the mountain and standing where they’re at and saying, “Hey, let me tell you about where I was in the same spot, because you want to get to the top of the mountain, that’s where am right now. Let me share with you how I got there.” So you step down off the mountain and you share this back story. You bring them through this process and then you’re telling them about the epiphany you had. Whatever that process or the thing you learned or read or discovered or whatever. Somewhere you had this epiphany that caused you to move and that was kind of the process.

There’s a whole bunch in the other podcast about how the epiphany is getting people emotionally connected and things like that. But one of the interesting things, so we talked about in the book, a lot of people tell stories and just kind of tell the story. But if you want to become good at telling stories you have to move away from just the telling of the story. The facts and the details, like “Hey, I woke up this morning and I was really tired so I blah blah blah.” And just tell the story, a lot of people tell stories like that. And getting into the feeling side of it, if you read good books you’ll notice when you read the book the author doesn’t just say, “Hey I walked into the room and then I went to the bathroom and then I left.” The author walks in the room and he describes the room. “I walked in the room and on the side I could see the paintings that were kind of dusty and they were off center so you could tell they hadn’t been upkept, and the lights in here, one of them was kind of flickering and it gave this dim shimmer on the room. And there was kind of this music you could hear quietly in the background, almost like elevator music but even more quiet. I could smell this musty cigar smell that reminded me of my grandpa and reminded me about back in the day when he used to bounce me on his knees.” So I’m describing the scene to you, number one.

Number two starts bringing you into the emotional things, like how you feel. “As I walked through that door, my hands started to sweat. And as I did that my mouth started getting dry and I had this weird feeling where I couldn’t swallow. I tried to swallow but it got stuck on the swallow. And then that thing that was stuck in my throat and started to swell and I felt like I was going to choke on it, because I couldn’t quite get it through. So I had to cough to get that pressure off my thing and all I could think about was how thirsty I was and I needed some water quick. So I looked over to the bartender and I saw…blah, blah, blah.” So that’s the story and it starts bringing you into the actual feelings. So he starts describing how you feel and the emotions and the senses and you start kind of describing those things.

In the book, and in the event we did last week or two weeks ago, whenever that was, we talked a lot about me telling stories. How to tell them, how to get deep into the emotional side and painting a picture. And I was thinking about it and how to write this section of the book, I was like, “Why is that so important?” and all the sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks. If your job is to tell this epiphany story, this epiphany bridge and you’re trying to give somebody the same epiphany that you had, obviously you tell the story and you hope that the moral of the story is the same thing they get, they the same “Wow. I should have a funnel. Wow, I should definitely change my career. Wow, I should do this way to lose weight.” Or whatever that epiphany to have is. For them to get the same epiphany you had, you have to try to get them in the same state that you were in when you had that epiphany. That’s the key, that’s the big aha I had this week. It’s all about state control.

I should do a whole course on this, it’s so cool when you start understanding it. I learned it originally from Tony Robbins. How to get in a state instantly. If you search Tony Robbins, search the Triad, it’s a concept he talks about where it’s basically there’s 3 things you need to do to get in state any time. Your physiology, what your body is doing. Then there’s pop quiz if I remember them. Physiology, focus and meaning. So what you’re focusing on and the meaning you’re attaching to things. And you can instantly get into any state as soon as you understand the pieces that go into state control. You can instantly go into a state. I want to be in a happy state. Boom, you can do it by changing your physiology, change what you think about, change your focus. Boom, boom, boom, really quickly you can get into a happy state, or a depressed state. State control is the key when you understand it. So when you understand it for yourself and how you can, not manipulate, but how you can control it and use it at certain times, the same things happening when you’re telling your stories. You were in a certain state when you had that epiphany, so because of that, the change happened. Have you had a friend that tells you a story and they’re like, “The most amazing thing happened ever! It changed my whole life.” They tell you the thing. “This was the thing.” And you’re like, “That’s it? Dude, that’s not a big deal.” And they’re like, “No, you don’t understand. When I heard it, it changed everything.” And you’re like, “It’s not …” and the reason it’s not a big deal to you is you’re in a different state when you heard it. So the state you’re in, it’s not that impressionable. You’re like, “Oh, yeah. Whatever.” The power behind the epiphany that they had when they share it with you, because you are in a different state, you miss it. There’s no emotion to it.

So for one of our stories when we go back and tell our stories, when we’re telling this epiphany bridge, the goal of the story is to get them into the same state that you were in. Because if they’re in the same state you’re in, you control that state and get them to that same state, then they’re more likely to have the epiphany you are trying to get them to make. Does that make sense? I haven’t verbally talked about this, I’m kind of thinking through it live on this podca

#TMOS (The Morals Of State) --- SynTalk  

SynTalk thinks about the characteristics of the State, and explores its ontological claims, contradictions, & morals both normatively and positively? The link between bandit kings, violence, sovereign, private property, law, justice, hot water bath, modern production methods, corporations, religion, Darwinian evolution, and the general will. The concepts are derived off / from Kant, Locke, Hume, J.S. Mill, Hobbes, Burke, Wendell Holmes, Hannah Arendt, Nozick, Fukuyama, Chomsky, James C. Scott, Douglass North, & Snowden, among others. How have we reached a state where (for most parts) the citizen is the principal and the State is the agent? What is the rule of law, & does the State have an absolute or comparative advantage over violence? How does (sacred) constitutionalism emerge out of nowhere? What is the ideal tax/GDP ratio, and do different models of statehood just compete for greater populations and GDP? Have States formed more easily in fertile plains with surplus? Does a State have a need for legitimacy, and where does it derive its morality from? How the consciousness about the concept of a nation inform the development of the Modern State. How authoritarian States run out of people, and why civilizations can’t climb hills. What is the difference between ‘doing justice’ and ‘applying the law’. What is minority, and how minority is not a person but a position? How did UK rule the world, and is modern terrorism a counter to the violence of the State? What happens when a perfectly legitimate State commits immoral acts? Are all at war with all (a la Leviathan)? Is statelessness or a Minimal State possible or desirable? Who wins a democratic contest? Should / does a State create feedback loops and structures of accountability? Does an individual really think for the others, and what is general will and public good? Will the construct of the State change in the long term to have other agglomerations come between the State and its citizens? Does the State withdraw only to (often) reappear? What is the likely impact of globalization and technology. Is the future DIY? The SynTalkrs are: Dr. Saroj Giri (political science, Delhi University, Delhi), Prof. Ajay Shah (economics, National Institute of Public Finance And Policy, Delhi), & Dr. Harsh Vardhan (strategy consulting, Bain & Company, Mumbai)

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CHP-157-The Rise and Fall of the Qin  

In this first of two episodes Laszlo gives Qin Shihuang, the subject of the first ever China History Podcast episode, a total makeover.  

The Historic Teas of China: Check it out right here:  http://www.teasenz.com/historic-teas-china-gift-box

 

TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE

Qin Shi Huang  秦始皇 The first emperor of China, Qin Dynasty founder

Y.K. Pao  包玉  Featured in CHP-124, HK tycoon and philanthropist

Zhongguo ren   中国人  A Chinese

Zhao    Zhao State  in the Yellow River Valley

Qi     Qi State  near Shandong

Chu   楚国  Chu State  near Hubei

Yue   越国  Yue State  near Zhejiang

Ba   巴国  Ba State near Chongqing

Shu  蜀国  Shu State near Chengdu

Zhou   周朝  The Zhou Dynasty

Yan   燕国  Yan State near Beijing

Xia   夏朝  The Xia Dynasty, mythical they say it was...

Shang   商朝  The Shang Dynasty

Sima Qian     China's Herodotus

Shiji     The Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian

Song dynasty   宋朝  The Song Dynasty

Lintong, Shaanxi   西  Town outside Xian where the terra cotta warriors were found

Puyi     China's Last Emperor

Ying     The surname of the Qin Kings and Dukes

Ying Zheng   嬴政  Qin Shihuang's name

Ying Zhuangxiang   秦庄襄王  Qin Shihuang's father

Wei River  渭河  One of the major tributaries of the Yellow River

Xian   西安  Capital of Shaanxi, one of China's most ancient cities.

Gansu     Western Province in China

Tianshui   天水  Gansu's second largest city after Lanzhou

Rong      "Barbarian" people to the west and north of the core China

Si Yi    四夷  The "Four Barbarians"

Dongyi   One of the four "barbarians"

Beidi   北狄  One of the four "barbarians"

Nanman  南蛮  One of the four "barbarians"

Duke Xiang   秦襄公Qin leader 777-766 BCE

Ji Family   家族  The Zhou Dynasty ruling family

Luoyang   洛阳  Eastern capital of the Zhou Dynasty

Chengzhou   成周  Ancient name of Luoyang

Zhou King Ping   周平王 Zhou King 770-720

Duke Wen   秦文公   Qin ruler 765-716 BCE

Shaanxi and Shanxi   西山西Neighboring provinces that almost sound the same

Hubei  湖北  Central China province

Henan   河南  Central China province

Hebei   河北  North-central China province

Shandong    North eastern province of China

Anhui   安徽  Central China province

Yu the Great   大禹  Xia Dynasty Founder

Huaxia   Ancient core China early name

Qin Mu Gong   秦穆公  Qin Ruler 659-621

Bawang  霸王  A hegemon

Wu State   吴国  State around Suzhou-Wuxi area

King Helü   阖闾  King of Wu  514-496 BCE

The Battle of Jìnyáng  金阳之 Battle of Jinyang 455-453 BCE

Taiyuan   太原  Capital of Shanxi

Zhi state  智国  The Zhi state, annihilated at the Battle of Jinyang

San Jia Fen Jìn   三家分晋   the Partition of Jin between 434 and 403 BCE.

Qi Xiong   七雄  The final seven warring states

Linzi     just east of modern day Zibo

Shang Yang  商鞅  Great Qin statesman, helped make the Qin. 390-338 BCE

Pi  錍  A kind of ancient weapon similar to a dagger on a long stick

Ren duo hao ban shi  人多好  When you have a lot of people to do the job, it's much easier.

Shi    knight, scholar

Zaixiang  宰相  chancellor or chief minister

Duke Xiao  秦孝公  Qin Xiao Gong He lived 381 to 338 BCE

chelie    death by being pulled apart by 5 chariots

zhulian jiuzu   九族 a.k.a. the zuzhu    That meant when Shang Yang went down, so did his whole family: parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, uncles and uncle's spouses...they all had to go.

Xiang Yu    The hegemon of Chu State, fought Liu Bang and lost.  Featured in CHP episode 91

Liu Bang   刘邦  Han Dynasty founder

Shang Jun Shu商君or just the Shangzi  商子  credited to Shang Yu, the blueprint fort Legalism and how to run the Qin State.

Han Feizi   

Show 1134 The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick  

Show 1134 The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick

Author Caroline Glick speaks at the Horowitz Freedom Center.

For many shows from the Horowitz Freedom Center visit:  http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.tv/category/wednesday-morning-club/

For a number of speeches and interviews from this author visit: http://carolineglick.com/category/latma/

The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick

Overview of the Book-

 

A  manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two-state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region.
 
The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no Palestinian state. It would also nearly erase the principal cause of the violent extremism in the rest of the Middle East. 

In a time when American politics are marked by partisan gridlock, the two-state solution stands out for its ability to attract supporters from both sides of the ideological divide. But the great irony is that it is one of the most irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted.

Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, and for the past twenty years, the two state solution has been the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. But despite this laser focus, American efforts to implement a two-state peace deal have failed—and with each new attempt, the Middle East has become less stable, more violent, more radicalized, and more inimical to democratic values and interests.  

     In The Israeli Solution, Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, examines the history and misconceptions behind the two-state policy, most notably:

- The huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region. The 1997 Palestinian Census, upon which most two-state policy is based, wildly exaggerated the numbers of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.

- Neglect of the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism, refusal to negotiate in good faith, terrorism, and denial of Israel’s right to exist.

- Disregard for Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history of Jewish presence in the region.

- Indifference to polling data that shows the Palestinian people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from regional neighbors who reject its right to exist, Israel has thrived as the Middle East’s lone democracy.
 
After a century spent chasing a two-state policy that hasn’t brought the Israelis and Palestinians any closer to peace,The Israeli Solution offers an alternative path to stability in the Middle East based on Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Protocol Radio #140 - Volt & State Guestmix  

Tracklist #140 + Volt & State Guestmix 01 Eva Shaw - Moxie 02 Julian Jordan - Blinded By The Light 03 Bounce inc, Bassjackers ft Vassy - Bad Savior Up in the Air (G-Bæss edit) 04 Reunify feat. Yoshi Breen & Sanne Mus - Gold 05 Oliver Heldens - Bunny Dance 06 Paris & Simo, Rico & Miella - Get Back Volt & State Guestmix 07 Nicky Romero vs. Volt & State - Warriors (Volt & State Intro Edit) 08 Merk & Kremont - Volt & State - Black & White 09 Volt & State, Burgundy’s - Gajah 10 Nicky Romero & Vicetone - Let Me Feel  (Volt & State Remix) 11 Volt & State, Burgundy’s - Conspiracy 12 Orjan Nilsen - Apart (Volt & State Remix) 13 ID - ID 14 ID - ID 15 Jacquie Lee - Broken Ones (Volt & State Remix) 16 Volt & State - Rush

Protocol Radio #140 - Volt & State Guestmix  

Tracklist #140 + Volt & State Guestmix 01 Eva Shaw - Moxie 02 Julian Jordan - Blinded By The Light 03 Bounce inc, Bassjackers ft Vassy - Bad Savior Up in the Air (G-Bæss edit) 04 Reunify feat. Yoshi Breen & Sanne Mus - Gold 05 Oliver Heldens - Bunny Dance 06 Paris & Simo, Rico & Miella - Get Back Volt & State Guestmix 07 Nicky Romero vs. Volt & State - Warriors (Volt & State Intro Edit) 08 Merk & Kremont - Volt & State - Black & White 09 Volt & State, Burgundy’s - Gajah 10 Nicky Romero & Vicetone - Let Me Feel  (Volt & State Remix) 11 Volt & State, Burgundy’s - Conspiracy 12 Orjan Nilsen - Apart (Volt & State Remix) 13 ID - ID 14 ID - ID 15 Jacquie Lee - Broken Ones (Volt & State Remix) 16 Volt & State - Rush

Episode #216 – Good Marketing Solves Everything  

What area in life are you struggling with today?… Good marketing will solve EVERY problem.

On this episode, Russell talks about good marketing, and why it can solve every problem in your life.  He also goes over why bad marketing is destroying the Boise State Wrestling Program and how good marketing could fix it.

Here are 3 cool things you’ll learn in today’s episode:

Why Russell isn’t currently donating time or money to the Boise State Wrestling Program. How good marketing has the potential to save the Boise State Wrestling Program. And  how applying good marketing into every aspect of your life (yes marriage, relationships, finances, business, etc…) will make it better.

So listen in below to discover how to solve problems in all aspects of life with the power of good marketing.

---Transcript---

Hey everyone, right now I’m actually in the middle of a carwash and this is a first for Marketing In Your Car. Alright everyone, if you guys can hear me or not, we are in the middle of a carwash.  I hope you can hear this; it’s kind of loud outside. I got car washed a week ago and then I had it the other day and it rained, just drizzled a little bit, and then my cars been spotted for the last week and I’m like, you know what I’m going to go and get this washed so that it doesn’t look like I’m driving a car that’s been sitting out for the last 2 weeks or whatever.

That’s where we are at, that’s the water going over us if you can hear that. Now we’re moving to the extreme polish section. Sweet, it’s dumping tons and tons of suds all over me and there’s all these crazy lines of red, green, I feel like I’m in a disco right now. This looks awesome from the inside. This is one of those carwashes you drive in and put your car in neutral and it pulls you through the whole thing while it’s washing everything. I think my wife might be behind me. There’s a car that’s just like my wife’s behind me, which would be really weird. Who knows? Maybe she’s getting her car washed today too.

I’m driving the Corvette, so the guy was staring at me, looking at me he’s like, “Nice car.” I’m like, “Thanks.” Anyway, I have some serious stuff to talk about, but I want to wait til I can hear you and you can hear me. We’re about to pass through to the end. The final scrubbing and wax It says the element of protection is going through, now it’s rinsing off all the bubbles. And now we’re about to go through the part where they crank on the heat and the air, and it’s going to blow all this water away. And here it comes. This is my favorite part. Right now all the water is being blown up the windshield so it feels like, it’s awesome. And check that out you guys, I’ve got a car now that is clean. It’s not completely dry but it’s mostly dry. Oh here comes the last phase, oh, I see flames. Alright you guys, now we’ve experienced a carwash on Marketing In Your Car. It doesn’t get any better than that.

What I’m doing right now, it’s getting loud again. So I’m going to actually pause it for a second, because I gotta go vacuum out the inside real quick, then I got something very important to talk to you about. So that’s the game plan, I will see you guys in a few minutes here. We will pick up where we left off.

Alright, alright, we are back on the road, and ready for an amazing day. So what I want to talk about today is a very important subject, in fact it is the most important subject, arguably that you will have to learn about or think about in your life. And that is very broad, but it’s important and I’ll explain why here in a second. It’s marketing. Marketing matters. I was going to say that it’s the only thing that matters, but that’s not quite true, but it’s the only thing that matters if you want anything in life. So there you go.

Now kind of to explain this; most of you guys know, if not you need to go back and listen to all the other 5000 episodes to catch up with who I am. But, I’m a wrestler. I grew up, was a wrestler in high school, was a state champ, took 2nd place in the country, was an all American. I went to Brigham Young University for a year, wrestled there. They dropped the wrestling program, transferred to Boise State, wrestled here, finished up my wrestling career here and then later went and tried to try out for the Olympics. We kind of built an Olympic training center here in Boise Idaho. I employed half the Olympic team to wrestle when our company was at a big peak, and then the company kind of collapsed, I had to cut the program and that really sucked.

But, there’s my wrestling background in a nutshell. So I love it more than probably everyone on earth. I spent over $600,000 that year on the wrestling program and it didn’t go anywhere, which is a lot of money to throw away. But that’s how much I love wrestling. So yesterday morning I get an email from some of the wrestlers on the team and they’re talking about the Boise State coaches. I wrestled Boise State and we had two coaches. The head coach and assistant coach. The head coach, while he was a really nice guy, horrible marketer. Worst marketer on planet Earth. Can’t recruit, can’t train, can’t sell anybody in anything, somehow he got the head coach job. He’s kind of been there forever so when the old coach left they let him come in there. He’s kind of run the program into the ground, and instead of noticing that and being like, “Hey I should surround myself with great people.” He did the other thing, which is “Let me get rid of everyone around me who knows what they’re doing to make me look better.” And I had that same thing happen…….

It’s something that’s common among wrestlers and among leaders who aren’t necessarily great leaders. So instead of trying to up their skills they fire and they cut the people around them and make them look better. Which by the way, horrible management idea. To anyone that’s followed my podcast, or what I believe. I’m the other way, I surround myself with A player geniuses that are smarter than me, because they make me look good. That’s kind of the opposite. But for him the idea was, “Hey, I’m gonna cut people around me who are doing good stuff because it’ll make me look better.” So yesterday he actually fired the assistant coach, which is insane because the assistant coach ran the whole program, did all the recruiting, did everything. But because of that, it made him look bad, so instead of being grateful and appreciative to that person like he should have been, he instead fired him, so that it would make him feel more secure in his role.

Now there is a huge uproar in the wrestling community here. So I got on this email chain that went on back and forth and back and forth all day long with people who want to get our coach fired. Trying to talk to the administrator and all sorts of things. Reinstate the assistant coach in place of the head coach and all sorts of crazy things. I just mentioned really quickly, “Okay, I agree there needs to be a change. I don’t invest money in the Boise State wrestling program anymore, because of some issues. And I would love to invest money back in the program. I love wrestling, I love Boise State, but I haven’t because a lot of the issues that everyone is talking about right now.” So one of the guys messages me and he’s like, “Well as a potential investor, what things would you like to see that would make it so you would be willing to give money.” They said, “Please be brutally honest.”

So that should be an entrance way to give me the ability to say what I really believe, and then should listen, they should shut their mouths, listen because you asked me to be brutally honest. So I went through and I was brutally honest. “These are the reasons I would not give money to the Boise State Wrestling program today.” And I gave the reasons, boom, boom, boom, boom.

A marketer would have looked at that and said wow, if you guys came to the funnel hacking event, it talked a lot about how, “Here’s the 3 step process to build the business. Step 1 find a market, step 2 ask them what they want, step 3 give it to them.” So you’re trying to figure out how to get money from me, so I say here are the reasons I’m not giving you money. The smart thing a marketer would say, “Wow, he told me exactly how to sell him.” And you come back and say, “Russell, sweet. You want this, I will do this.” And you would give me what I asked you for, and I will give you money. It’s so simple. All you need to do is just listen to what I said, and then give it to me and you get free money for doing nothing. That was what should have happened.

Instead, this guy, bless him he’s a wrestling coach….I don’t know. I love wrestlers, but…….anyway, he came back on every one of the reasons why I said I don’t currently invest and instead of saying “wow, let me fix that so you will give me money for free. Came back and fought me on every single one, and insulted me on multiple of them. I was just like, “Are you freaking kidding me.” I am telling you what it will take for me to give you money and instead of saying, wow let’s do that so you will give me money. He came back and fought me on every single point, insulted me on multiple ones and basically told me I wasn’t a true wrestling fan. I was like, “Are you freaking kidding me. Four years ago I spent 600,00 on wrestling here in Boise to make Boise wrestling better. In the last 12 months I’ve spent I probably won’t say, but insane amounts of money. More than the entire budget of the Boise State wrestling team for the next five years on my own wrestling room. I love wrestling more than anyone. Period. The end.

For you to come in and attack me and insult me like that, now I sure as heck don’t want to give you money first off, second off, your problems are all business issues you’re struggling with. And you’ll have a bunch of wrestlers that don’t know anything about business trying to solve these busi

Episode #173 – What Do You Expect From Yourself?  

How to become more by increasing what you expect from yourself each day.

On today’s episode Russell tells a story about a guy from some Tony Robbins’ events and why he expected more from himself and how that made his story is so inspiring. He also talks about how wresting helped Russell expect more form himself.

Here are 3 cool things to listen for in this episode:

People expect a lot of you, but what do you expect from yourself? Why the more you expect out of yourself, the more successful you will be. Why letting yourself off the hook is not always a good idea.

So listen below to find out why you should expect more out of yourself in order to be successful.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and welcome to a snowy marketing in your car. All right, all right, so we've got snow out here in Boise Idaho and it's beautiful. It's supposed to snow for the next three days, so I'm hoping we just get dumped on because it would be really fun to take a day or two off with the kids and just do snowball fights, and snow forts, and all of that fun stuff. Cross your fingers that we get dumped on for a little bit here. I just wanted to jump in real quick because I just listened to a podcast and someone said something and it sparked something and I wanted to jump in here. It has to do with what you expect from yourself. We have all sorts of people in our lives that have expectations on us, right? Our wives expect us to do things, our kids, our co-workers, our employees, our parents, our friends, our brothers and sisters, everyone expects things out of us, right? That's one thing.

I'm curious, what do you expect out of yourself? We were at a Tony Robins event and if you've ever been to UPW there's this little, not little. There's this guy, he's a little shorter, but like a stocky, bald dude, who's always on Toby Robins security, and at every UPW. If you ever go you'll see him, he's usually one of front guys in the front. He's always standing there flexing, making sure nobody gets to Tony. Anyway, the last day when Tony sells Business Mastery, usually this guy will get up and tell the story, and how basically when he was growing up ... I can't remember how bad his life was but he went to a Tony Robins event, it changed him. He started just going to every Tony Robins event and just trying to just be there all the time, and be around it, and talked about how it changed his life from being this homeless kid to being a multi millionaire, and all of these things, it was just a really inspiring story.

Afterwards we pulled him aside and we were just talking to him, me and four or five of our friends, we were just talking to him and the dude was like oh, so motivational, I just wanted to hire him just to come yell at me once a week. He was talking, and one thing he said that was interesting is we asked like, "What made the difference. Why do you come and work for Tony for free five times a year, and why do you do all of this stuff?" He said, "Where I grew up from nobody expected much from me, so I didn't do much. When I came here," he's like, "Everybody expected a lot out of me." He's like, "The reason why I'm so successful now, I expect more out of myself than anyone can imagine." I remember thinking about that like, that's the driving force. What do you expect out of yourself? You think about why we get depressed in life, or why we have issues, or whatever it might be, I think it's usually because we expect something out of ourselves and we don't do it.

I look at the things in my life that I really struggle with and that cause me pain, and almost all of them are associated with this is what I expect from myself, and this is what I'm doing. It's like when you were a kid and your dad is ... you do something really, really bad and you're expecting him to beat you and you're preparing for a whooping, and then he comes in and he just looks at you and shakes his head and says, "I expected a lot more out of you," and walks away. You're like, "Oh, daggers in the heart. That was way worse, why didn't you just beat me? I could have handled that." I think that's a big thing, and I'm curious for you right now, and everyone listening is in different parts of their life, different times, different seasons, and different parts of their business as well. I'm curious, what do you expect out of yourself?

People always ask, "Russell how do you get so much stuff done? How do you blah, blah, blah," all of these things. I don't feel like I do that much but I feel like I expect a lot out of myself, because of that I don't sleep in, in the morning, I don't go to bed early at night, when I'm at the office I don't goof off, I'm not surfing Facebook and if it's not making me money, if I'm not helping someone, I expect so much out of myself that I don't, I just keep working, I keep moving forward because I expect it out of myself. I look at one of my favorite coaching clients from the last year and a half is Liz Benny, you guys have heard me talk a lot about her. People ask me, "What was different about Liz? How come she was able to grow so fast?"

The reality, if you listen to the Voxer messages she sends me, I don't know anyone that expects more out of themselves than her. She is always on herself, which is part ... I'm like man, you're doing awesome, lighten up on yourself. That's why she's so successful, she expects so much out of herself. She always says, "The Liz Benny that I am is not this, I am here, I need to be here, I need to get there. I expect so much out of myself." I think that sometimes we just let ourselves off the hook. If you're struggling, it might be because you're letting yourself off the hook. I don't know, it might not be, there's life circumstances, there's things. Even when I expect a lot of myself we still had issues and headaches, things that come up so I get that, that's a real thing. If you're not progressing, and not progressing your own life, your clients lives in the way that you want, I wonder if that's the issue. I wonder if you're not expecting as much, enough out of yourself.

I'm just going to put it out there, and I may be wrong, I don't know. If someone was to ask me now thinking back on it like, "Russell why are you having so much success?" There's a million external forces that have made it, there's so many. My partners, my employees, and my friends, people that have made this happen, right? Internally for me it's because I expect so much out of myself, that's it. I woke up this morning excited to get to work because I expect so much, and I want to do so much, I want to help, and serve, and change, and I can't do that without it.

Anyway I just kind of wanted to throw that out there today, again I was listening to a podcast and that just popped into my head, and thought I would share it and hopefully you get some value out of it. Yeah, it's interesting, I think the same thing was true when I was a wrestler. My Junior year I was the state champ, and the next year there was a national tournament, you had to be a Senior and a state champ to go to so I was like, "Okay, I'm going to go," and I expected that I would be an all American. That was what I expected out of myself. My Senior year the state tournament I lost to this punk kid who's not very good in just a really bad match. I ended up taking third place in state that year, my Senior year. I won it my Junior year and third my Senior year and I was destroyed, it ruined my self image. Everything that I was disappeared that day and I was so mad, but I expected so much out of myself and I was like, "No, I'm an all American. I know that already, that's not something that's up for debate just because I lost this match."

I was so mad and I remember we had two months before the national tournament and as like Russell right now is not an all American but I am one, I know that, that's what I expect from myself, and that's what I need to get. For the next two months we went crazy, I was working out on average ... I remember one time when Dan Gable, when he's training for the Olympics was working out for seven hours a day, that was the standard I set for myself. I need to work out at least seven hours a day, so I'd lift, I'd go to my high school workout, then I'd try to find another high school close to me that had guys that were also training for the national tournament. I'd travel there, so I had to do two to three wrestling practices a day.

During that time, that two month period of time, I went from being a good wrestler to being a great wrestler, I went to national tournament and because I had won the state tournament my Junior year I qualified, but I was probably one of the only dudes in the room who didn't win the state tournament that year. Came in, and because I expected so much out of myself over that two month period of time I came in and in a tournament that I think prior I would have done alright in, I don't think I would have placed in it, you walk in and the bracket has eighty six state champs in it. I came in and I beat almost everyone, I beat a two time state champ, I beat a three time state champ, I beat all of these people and I actually made it to the finals. The finals I lost by two points from a kid from New York.

I made the national finals, I took second place in the country, I became an all American, and it wasn't something I was surprised about, I expected that out of myself, but I wasn't there at the state tournament. It took that loss and that setback, which we all have in life, it took that kick in the nuts, whatever you want to call it, that took me back, for me to really step up and say, "Look, this is what I expect from myself and I need to achieve it all costs." I did in that situation, anyway, I hope that helps. I know that again everyone's in different times in life, you may have just lost your state tournament, figurativel

Show 978 Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion  

Show 978 Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion," argues that people on the political left are seeking to establish secularism as the official religion for the U.S. He discusses his theory with Washington Post writer Krissah Thompson. (56 min. 44 sec. - April 20, 2013)

Overview of book-

Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.

In Worshipping the State: How Government is Replacing Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but centuries of secularists and liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.

The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square through law and by encouraging popular derision of the faithful; then, in religion’s place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.

But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle—and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

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Episode #254 – NZT Time  

The daily template I built out this week to help maximize world domination.

On today’s episode Russell talks about making a template of a calendar that he’s going to stick to this week. You will get to hear what his week will be like as he goes through his hour by hour plans.

Here are some cool things you will hear in this episode:

What activity is exciting enough to get Russell out of bed at 5 am. Find out how he is able to focus and move forward on projects for 6 hours everyday. And see how often he and his wife get to enjoy a date night.

So listen below to hear how Russell is going to spend his week and why it would be beneficial for everyone to have a strict schedule.

---Transcript---

Hey everyone, good morning, this is Russell and today’s the first day of school so today is a back to school special of Marketing in Your Car. Hey everyone, I hope life and everything is amazing. I appreciate you guys so much and so glad that you are listening and hanging out with us. I am excited today. Our kids started back to school, which means we get back to a normal schedule. No more staying up til midnight watching movies, no more sleeping in, no more anything. So today I was up early at 5 and I have been pounding through things. It’s now 8:44 and I’ve lived an entire day. Now I’m heading to the office, which is exciting, it’s been really fun.

But what I did, and this is what I want to talk to you about because this is important. Yesterday I was like, I’m going to create a schedule and actually stick to it. And a lot of times we have our daily to-do’s that we go through and we have our Google Calendar where everything is calendared out. But I wanted a framework that I could live my week around. So I was like, I don’t know how to do that. I can’t really do that in Google Calendar, I can’t really do it on….I don’t know. So I was like, I’m going to just make a framework in Excel. Now, I hate Excel, so this is good for any of you guys who are wondering, you don’t have to have any Excel skills to do what I did because I did it without being good at Excel. But I opened up Excel and left hand side, I started breaking down time. And the morning, my morning routine is a lot tighter, minute by minute of what I need to get done. The afternoon is bigger time and then night is bigger as well. So I broke it down.

For when I wake up, I got 15 minute segments, so 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45. 6:00, 6:15 like that all the way until the morning. So I did that on the left hand side. And on the right hand side I went Monday through Friday, because Saturday and Sunday are just different days. But Monday through Friday I want to follow a strict, stringent schedule. So I kind of build out the calendar, and again this is not something that shifts day to day, week to week. This is the template, then everything else kind of plugs inside of it. So I did that and then had the template, and then start breaking it down. It took a while, it took me probably an hour and a half, two hours. Kind of kept shifting things around, moving around, trying to find the perfect schedule for the perfect day. You can tell this life radio right, because I’m coughing in the middle. I apologize.

So trying to do that, and if you guys listen to my podcast a little while ago about the Perfect Day formula from Greg Valentine stuff, and I kind of started building my perfect day, but it was hard to stick to it because I just kind of had it, but I didn’t have a template of where things are plugged in. So anyway, after about an hour and a half yesterday, I had this template and everything fits. So my goal is this week, is to live the template perfectly and not deviate from it at all. I’ll kind of give you guys an idea of what my template looks like. And everybody’s is going to be different obviously, but this is what mine is.

So Monday I start it at 5. From 5 til 6 I have funnel time. So I get up and work on my funnels, my projects, my books and things like that. I found that by leading the day with something that really gets me excited, where there’s pure pleasure and no pain associated with it, it’s easier to get up. When I have to wake up at 5 to go lift, there’s pleasure associated with it, but there’s also a lot of pain, so it was harder. So I’m starting my day with what I would want to do the most. So I wake up, boom from 5 til 6 on Monday is funnel time, and then from 6 til 7 we have weight lifting time, so that’s when I head out to my gym and then invite anyone else who wants to come. Today was kind of fun, Brent and John both came, and Dave came and Steven came, and Dave’s son came. It was a big party today. So that’s kind of what happened from 6 til 7. And I’m trying to do this thing, I used to do it, where Monday I would do back and biceps, Wednesday chest and triceps and Friday would be legs, and the problem with that, I was talking to Alex Hormozi, one of our Inner Circle members and a stud. He talked about, he’s like, “If you want to be good at anything in life, it’s all about volume. You want to be good at marketing, volume. Just study like crazy and do a bunch of stuff. You want to get good at lifting, it’s all volume. Right now you are lifting out each of your body parts once a week, you should do it three times a week.” I was like, alright. So today we lifted everything. We did a circuit, a heavy circuit. We did legs, back, biceps, chest, triceps. Kind of pounded all of them, which was really, really fun. I actually got done in less than an hour, which is cool. Super intense, just lifted hard and heavy and as soon as that was done, at 7 til 7:30, we’ve got a cryo session. So we jumped on over to the cryosauna, everyone wanted a freeze, froze, which is kind of cool.

Then from 7:30 til 8:30, is my family time. That’s about the time my kids are waking up. So I jump out and have breakfast with them, and then we got them ready, got school pictures and then they headed out the door. From 8:30 til 9 is Marketing in Your Car/driving to the office, which is what’s happening right now. We’re in the middle of this day, you guys are part of it. When I get to the office I’ve got about 15 minutes to kind of plan out what’s happening, and then I have what’s called NZT time. So NZT time, if you guys have been watching Limitless, the movie or TV series, both are amazing. If you do, watch the movie first and then go watch the TV series. But in there, there’s this magic new tropic called NZT, where you take it and all the sudden you are in the zone. Unfortunately, there’s not a real thing called NZT that actually works like it, but there’s a thing called Keto OS, similar. It’s got caffeine in it, it’s amazing. And normally I was taking that first thing in the morning, the problem is that by the time I get to the office it had all worn off, so what’s happening now is I’m bringing in my NZT, which is my Keto OS along with a bunch of supplements and stuff. So as soon as I get there, I’m going to plan my day and it becomes NZT time. Basically I’m going to drink the stuff, I get my caffeine boost, focus and it’s my NZT time.

So if you watch the TV show, Limitless, basically what happens is he comes in every morning, he takes NZT and he’s got a 12 hour window where the NZT works and he’s like a genius for 12 hours. So I’m going to do the same thing, except for instead of 12 hours it’s closer to 6 hours. Take my thing and then it’ll ….obviously it’s not the same as NZT but it’s like…..there’s something really cool with rituals and with doing things to get yourself into a state. So I’m trying to create a state called my NZT state, which is like everything is focused. Boom, I take this drink and now I’m in focus mode. I’m out of reactive zone. I can’t answer emails, can’t check emails, can’t do anything. Just gotta move forward on the projects. So it’s, obviously there’s a little caffeine boost, which always feels good. And I like drinking Keto OS because it tastes good and you get ketones in your body, a whole bunch of benefits. But it’s more so the initiation of the state. If you’ve been to a Tony Robbins event, you learn how to get yourself in a state instantly. You learn how to create triggers and things to get you back into that state. So this is going to be my trigger. That as well as the song, Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, always gets me in a state. So I will drink that while I listen to that music and it will automatically get me in a NZT state, which is where I’m going to be most productive and I will work like crazy through my NZT state, which will be about 6 hours. It will be probably somewhere between 10 and 4. That’s 6 hours right. Yeah, 10 to 4 will be my NZT state, which is all proactive, moving forward time, which will be amazing.

About 4 I kind of go out of that. That’s when I check emails, Voxers, catch up on everything. Then at 5 I shift to family time. From 5 til 9 is family time, so me and the kids are partying, playing, my wife as well. Reading scriptures, having dinner, playing. And then at 9 the kids go to bed. From 9 til 10 I’ve got scripture study time, which is going to be me in bed with some Biohacking device, so I’ve got all sorts of weird, crazy crap that Anthony’s got me hooked to. Different lights and lasers and things so I’ll be sitting in bed from 9 til 10 hooked up to lights and lasers as I read my scriptures, get my spiritual time in, re-focus, re-center. Then at 10 at night, try to go to bed, which is hard for me, but it’s the only way to get up at 5. So that is Monday.

Tuesday will be similar; the only difference is I’m not lifting on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning I wake up, I’m actually going to start with a float in the float tank for an hour. My float tank time is my gratitude time. So I sit in the float tank and I think about everything I’m grateful for, and not at a high level, but person by person by person. So my wife, my kids, each one of my

Super Joystiq Podcast 088: Titanfall, Dark Souls 2, State of Service reviews  

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This week's Super Joystiq Podcast plays all games with its pinkies on the analog sticks.

Two huge releases hitting the same week in mid-March? You better believe it. Ludwig, Richard, Alexander, and Anthony sit down to talk Respawn's explosive first release Titanfall, and From Software's latest punishing RPG Dark Souls 2. In the wake of last year's SimCity, Battlefield 4, and a handful of other releases, we have decided to treat online service-dependent games differently going forward, and Richard covers the new State of Service initiative in detail.

Next week is the Game Developers Conference, so be sure to check back frequently for coverage of all the big announcement, and of course, a number of glorious Super Joystiq Podcast specials coming straight to your ears from reporter-on-the-scene Alexander Sliwinski.

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Video: Florida, ultimate battleground in the race to the White House  

As the US presidential election nears, FRANCE 24 takes you to Florida, a state where both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are campaigning hard. In this “swing state”, voters hesitate between the two main parties from one election to the next. Our reporter went to meet residents of the Sunshine State, who may hold the key to victory for either the Republicans or Democrats on November 8. In the United States, winning Florida often means winning the White House. In 2000, it was victory in the south-eastern state that allowed George W. Bush to become the 43th US president, beating Al Gore. It was the 537 votes in Florida that made the difference, after a legal battle that lasted over a month and had America and the whole world on tenterhooks. Florida is undoubtedly "the swingiest swing state". Trends in the Sunshine State vary from one election to another. Voters who voted Republican one year can easily opt for the Democrats in the next election, and vice versa. With 29 electoral seats to offer, this key state is seen as one of the most crucial victories for any presidential hopeful. Aggressive campaign It’s therefore no surprise that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have invested a lot of their time and money to win the hearts of Florida’s voters. Trump has been travelling through the state in recent days, holding far more rallies than Clinton. Meanwhile, Clinton’s campaign has spent more money on ads in Florida than anywhere else in the country, while also criss-crossing the state and holding numerous rallies. For both presidential candidates, the stakes are high but obstacles remain. Clinton is often considered too elitist and too far removed from the concerns of the average voter. Meanwhile, Trump has to face criticism within his own party and from traditional Republican voters, such as the conservative billionaires of Palm Beach, who do not feel represented by such a controversial character. Our reporter in Miami, Surabhi Tandon, spent several weeks meeting Floridians in a bid to sound out their voting intentions. She also followed the campaign teams of Clinton and Trump to see how they are fighting it out on the ground 24/7. Negative campaigning, direct attacks, insults, door-to-door canvassing — the sunny peninsula of Florida has seen a tense and aggressive campaign. The only certainty is that Florida’s voters do not want to relive the fiasco of 2000.  

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Rafael Frankus | Primal State: Smarte Performance mithilfe von Biohacking  

Rafael Frankus von Primal State: "Ein Online Portal, das Menschen dabei unterstützt ihr volles Potential zu erfüllen!" Genialer Podcast incoming! Von Primal State, Coaching bis hin zu Facebook Ads und Zielgruppenidentifizierung - in diesem Podcast war so ziemlich alles dabei. Ich selbst bin auch total verblüfft, wie schnell die Zeit im Podcast mit Rafael verging. Props an Primal State! So erfährst du mehr über Primal State Webseite: http://primal-state.de/ Shop: https://shop.primal-state.de/ (20% off mit dem Gutscheincode "4yourself") Podcast: http://primal-state.de/category/smart-performance-podcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/primalstatede Viel Spaß mit dem Podcast!

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Too Close To Call In KY Dem Primary,  Oregon Polls Still Open, Sanders Speaks At Cal. Rally  

Candidates eye victory in Kentucky. Hillary Clinton hopes to score a win in the Kentucky Democratic primary Tuesday that would provide a morale boost after losing recent contests to Bernie Sanders. But the day likely won't be a clean sweep for Clinton as Sanders is poised for victory in the Oregon Democratic primary. Tuesday's contests aren't likely to change the overall dynamics of the race. Clinton maintains a sizable delegate lead and is poised to become the presumptive Democratic nominee in early June when the final round of states vote. But her inability to snuff out the Sanders challenge has underscored concerns about her skills on the campaign trail and raised questions about whether the party will unite behind Clinton when she takes on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the fall. Fears that it will be difficult to unify the party after the divisive primary race were exacerbated on Tuesday over claims that Sanders' supporters were violent and abusive in shutting down the Nevada State Democratic Convention on Saturday. Sanders accused party leaders of subverting a fair and transparent process while prominent some Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, blasted the Vermont senator's response to the uproar. Kentucky is Clinton's best hop to recast the narrative about her tough month. Polling in the state is sparse, but Clinton has devoted substantial time and resources in the state over the past few days. What to watch in Kentucky, Oregon. The Kentucky and Oregon contests come with Clinton in a strange kind of limbo -- she is almost certain to win the nomination due to her lead of nearly 300 pledged delegates over Sanders, but he is still drawing huge crowds and vowing to fight on, delaying the party's process of uniting behind its nominee. The former secretary of state is effectively fighting a two-front war, against both Sanders and Trump, who is already turning his full, scorching attention on his likely Democratic rival. Clinton and her allies seem especially eager to move on to the general election phase of the campaign. Priorities USA, the pro-Clinton super PAC, will begin airing general election ads against Trump on Wednesday in states that will be key battle grounds in November, including Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Nevada. But first, Clinton must finish the primaries. Kentucky ought to be the kind of state where she can prosper. Only Democratic voters can take part in its closed primary, meaning independents who normally lean towards Sanders are left out. Former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned energetically for his wife, carried Kentucky in both his election wins in 1992 and 1996 and the Clintons maintain deep political roots in the state. Clinton has also done well in southern contests during the primary season. But her comments in a CNN town hall meeting in Ohio in March that her clean energy policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business" stung in a state with a rich mining heritage. Those remarks contributed to a stinging loss for Clinton in last week's West Virginia primary. Donald Trump's rough few days. In her Kentucky campaign stops, she has lauded the sacrifices of miners and in a bid to court blue collar workers. She also praised President Barack Obama's auto industry bailout while accusing Sanders of opposing the measure, which was important for Kentucky because it is a hub of suppliers for auto manufacturers. "Here's my thinking, everybody was going down, the last thing we needed was to allow the auto industry with millions of jobs in the supply chain to go down too," Clinton said in Kentucky on Monday. The Sanders campaign has repeatedly accused Clinton of twisting the truth on the vote, saying the Vermont senator backed the bailout but voted against a bill in which funds for it were contained in a large Wall Street rescue. Clinton also headlined 11 campaign stops over the last two weeks in Kentucky. Out west, Oregon's coalition of white, liberal voters is the perfect demographic match for Sanders so he is favored to win the state. Still, voting, which is conducted by mail in Oregon, is only open to registered Democrats -- a factor that could help Clinton. Kentucky has 55 pledged delegates up for grabs and Oregon has 61 and they are distributed on a proportional basis, meaning that Sanders would need blowout victories to make a meaningful impression on Clinton's pledged delegate advantage. According to CNN's latest estimates, Clinton has 2,243 delegates including 1,722 pledged delegates and 521 superdelegates -- party officials and office holders who can vote however they choose at the convention. Sanders has 1,465 delegates, including 1,424 pledged delegates and 41 superdelegates. A total of 2,383 delegates are needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. Republicans are also voting in Oregon though the contest

The battle for Kentucky - Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton  

Candidates eye victory in Kentucky. Hillary Clinton hopes to score a win in the Kentucky Democratic primary Tuesday that would provide a morale boost after losing recent contests to Bernie Sanders. But the day likely won't be a clean sweep for Clinton as Sanders is poised for victory in the Oregon Democratic primary. Tuesday's contests aren't likely to change the overall dynamics of the race. Clinton maintains a sizable delegate lead and is poised to become the presumptive Democratic nominee in early June when the final round of states vote. But her inability to snuff out the Sanders challenge has underscored concerns about her skills on the campaign trail and raised questions about whether the party will unite behind Clinton when she takes on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the fall. Fears that it will be difficult to unify the party after the divisive primary race were exacerbated on Tuesday over claims that Sanders' supporters were violent and abusive in shutting down the Nevada State Democratic Convention on Saturday. Sanders accused party leaders of subverting a fair and transparent process while prominent some Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, blasted the Vermont senator's response to the uproar. Kentucky is Clinton's best hop to recast the narrative about her tough month. Polling in the state is sparse, but Clinton has devoted substantial time and resources in the state over the past few days. What to watch in Kentucky, Oregon. The Kentucky and Oregon contests come with Clinton in a strange kind of limbo -- she is almost certain to win the nomination due to her lead of nearly 300 pledged delegates over Sanders, but he is still drawing huge crowds and vowing to fight on, delaying the party's process of uniting behind its nominee. The former secretary of state is effectively fighting a two-front war, against both Sanders and Trump, who is already turning his full, scorching attention on his likely Democratic rival. Clinton and her allies seem especially eager to move on to the general election phase of the campaign. Priorities USA, the pro-Clinton super PAC, will begin airing general election ads against Trump on Wednesday in states that will be key battle grounds in November, including Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Nevada. But first, Clinton must finish the primaries. Kentucky ought to be the kind of state where she can prosper. Only Democratic voters can take part in its closed primary, meaning independents who normally lean towards Sanders are left out. Former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned energetically for his wife, carried Kentucky in both his election wins in 1992 and 1996 and the Clintons maintain deep political roots in the state. Clinton has also done well in southern contests during the primary season. But her comments in a CNN town hall meeting in Ohio in March that her clean energy policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business" stung in a state with a rich mining heritage. Those remarks contributed to a stinging loss for Clinton in last week's West Virginia primary. Donald Trump's rough few days. In her Kentucky campaign stops, she has lauded the sacrifices of miners and in a bid to court blue collar workers. She also praised President Barack Obama's auto industry bailout while accusing Sanders of opposing the measure, which was important for Kentucky because it is a hub of suppliers for auto manufacturers. "Here's my thinking, everybody was going down, the last thing we needed was to allow the auto industry with millions of jobs in the supply chain to go down too," Clinton said in Kentucky on Monday. The Sanders campaign has repeatedly accused Clinton of twisting the truth on the vote, saying the Vermont senator backed the bailout but voted against a bill in which funds for it were contained in a large Wall Street rescue. Clinton also headlined 11 campaign stops over the last two weeks in Kentucky. Out west, Oregon's coalition of white, liberal voters is the perfect demographic match for Sanders so he is favored to win the state. Still, voting, which is conducted by mail in Oregon, is only open to registered Democrats -- a factor that could help Clinton. Kentucky has 55 pledged delegates up for grabs and Oregon has 61 and they are distributed on a proportional basis, meaning that Sanders would need blowout victories to make a meaningful impression on Clinton's pledged delegate advantage. According to CNN's latest estimates, Clinton has 2,243 delegates including 1,722 pledged delegates and 521 superdelegates -- party officials and office holders who can vote however they choose at the convention. Sanders has 1,465 delegates, including 1,424 pledged delegates and 41 superdelegates. A total of 2,383 delegates are needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. Republicans are also voting in Oregon though the contest

CHP-158-The Rise and Fall of the Qin Part 2  

This time Laszlo finishes off the Qin in two parts as promised.  Apologies for the lopsidedness of it all.  In this extra long episode Laszlo takes the Qin to their height and examines their legacy.  The Qin Dynasty had a spectacular fall lasting only a few years after the early death of its founder Qin Shihuang.

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Qin Shihuang  秦始皇  The First Qin Emperor, Ying Zheng

Shang Yang  商鞅  Great Qin statesman, helped make the Qin. 390-338 BCE

Qin    The kingdom and later dynasty, led by the Ying Clan.

Ying Zheng   嬴政  Qin Shihuang's name 

Duke Xiao   秦孝公  Qin Xiao Gong He lived 381 to 338 BCE

King Huiwen or King Hui  秦惠文王  King of Qin 338-311 BCE, son of Zhaoxiang

Chengdu   成都  Largest city and capital of Sichuan, site of the ancient Shu Kingdom

Qinling Mountains  秦岭Mountain range separating Shaanxi from Sichuan, also Qin Mountains (ling means mountain range)

Wei River   渭河  One of the major tributaries of the Yellow River

Shaanxi  西 Province in China, capital is Xian

Sichuan  四川  Province in southwest China

Shu  蜀国  Shu State near Chengdu

Shiniu Dao  石牛道 the Stone Cattle Road

Ba State   巴国  Ba State near Chongqing

Chongqing    Municipality formerly part of Sichuan

Wu Lizhen   吴理真  Planted seven tea trees on Mengding Mountain, first known tea cultivation

Mengding Shan  Mountain near Chengdu site of the first known cultivation of tea

Sanxingdui   三星堆  Archaeological discovery of an ancient non-Han civilization located halfway between Chengdu and Deyang.

Jinsha   金沙  Another great archaeological discovery near Chengdu.

Dujiangyan  都江堰  One of the most important irrigation projects in Chinese history. It tamed the Min River and  changed the face of agriculture in Sichuan.

Li Bing   李冰  The Qin governor down in Sichuan, directed construction of Dujiangyan.

Fan Sui  范睢  died 255 BCE, gave his king Zhaoxiang the winning strategy

King Zhāoxiāng, Qin Zhao Wang  昭襄王   Qin leader, reined 306-251 BCE

Bai Qi白起  Qin general served under Zhaoxiang.  Undefeated.

Meixian西眉 Mei County in Shaanxi, west of Xian.

Ren Tu   The Butcher of Men, Bai Qi's nickname (well-earned I might add)

Si Da Ming Jiang  四大名将  the four great generals of the day.  Bai Qi白起, Lian Po  , Li Mu李牧 and  Wang Jian 王翦

Battle of Changping   长平之战 The bloody battle where the Qin demolished the Zhao 262-260 BCE

Chu State   楚国  Chu State  near Hubei

Zuo Shu zhang 秦朝左庶 left militia general

Han    The Han Sate, sandwiched between Chu, Qin and Wei

Wei  魏国  Kingdom of Wei, east of Qin, south of Zhao

Yichuan County  伊川is located in Henan just south of Luoyang near the famous Longmen Grottoes.

The Longmen Grottoes  龙门石窟  UNESCO Heritage site containing thousands of statues of Buddha and paintings.

Battle of Yique伊阙, near modern day Longmen, 293 BCE Qin defeated the combined armies of Wei and Han.

Sima Cuo  马错 Qin general. Advised Huiwen to annex Shu and Ba

Huaxia    Ancient core China early name

Zhao     Zhao State  in the Yellow River Valley

Handan   City in Hebei Province, also the capital of Zhao

Zhao Kuo   Son Zhao She, got beat bad at the Battle of Changping

Zhao SheZhao general who once gave the Qin a lickin'

chengyu   Chinese saying or proverb, usually but not always four characters

zhishang tan bing   To discuss military strategy on paper

King Xiaocheng孝成王 King of Zhao who pulled Lian Po from the roster and put in Zhao Kuo

Huaihai Campaign   淮海One of the three final campaigns of the Chinese Civil War of 1948-49.

Sima Qian    China's Herodotus, writer of the Records of the Grand Historian

Gaoping 高平  County level city in southeast Shanxi, site of the Battle of Changping

Shanxi   山西 Province in China just east of Shaanxi

Shennong     The Divine Farmer, legendary discoverer of tea who gifted the Shen Nong Classic of Herbal Medicine.

Yan Di    炎帝 The Flame Emperor, considered to be Shennong

Zhou  周朝  The Zhou Dynasty

Ji clan    家族  The Zhou Dynasty ruling family

King Nǎn, Zhou Nan Wang周赧王 Last emperor of the Zhou Dynasty

King Xiaowen 秦孝文王 Also known as Lord Anguo, Qin Shihuang's grandfather. Didn't reign too long.

Shi Ji     The Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian

Han Dynasty  汉朝 One of China's greatest dynasties 206 BCE-220 CE

Lü Buwei  吕不韦  The man who put Qin Shihuang's father on the throne. Regent for young Qin Shihuang.

Zhao Ji 赵姬 Qin Shihuang's mother and a lover to many men (so says Sima Qian)

Lao Ai  嫪毐 Introduced to Zhao Ji after she became the Queen Dowager, tried and failed to seize power

Li Si   李斯 Took the philosophy of Legalism to great heights. Qin Shihuang's right hand man.

Zhao Gao 赵高 Palace eunuch who conspired with Li Si against Qin Shihuang's wishes.

Fu Su   扶苏 Qin Shihuang's heir, tricked into committing suicide

Hu Hai  胡亥 Younger son of Qin Shihuang, allowed Lao Ai and Li Si to stack the deck and allow him to become the new emperor

Meng Tian  蒙恬  Great Qin general who did most of his fighting in the north.  Key person in the construction of the Great Wall

Wey StateDifferent from Wei State 魏国.

Show 572 Book- Never Enough:America's Limitless Welfare State. Medved talks to author. Audio MP3  

Show 572 Book- Never Enough:America's Limitless Welfare State. Michael Medved talks to William Voegeli, contributing editor to the Claremont Review. The author  contends that liberals will not engage in a discussion over the ultimate size of a welfare state and the neglect of this question hurts future generations in his book Never Enough:America's Limitless Welfare State

 

Synopsis of the book- Since the beginning of the New Deal, American liberals have insisted that the government must do more-much more-to help the poor, to increase economic security, to promote social justice and solidarity, to reduce inequality, and to mitigate the harshness of capitalism. Nonetheless, liberals have never answered, or even acknowledged, the corresponding question: What would be the size and nature of a welfare state that was not contemptibly austere, that did not urgently need new programs, bigger budgets, and a broader mandate? Even though the federal government's outlays have doubled every eighteen years since 1940, liberal rhetoric is always addressed to a nation trapped in Groundhog Day, where every year is 1932, and none of the existing welfare state programs that spend tens of billions of dollars matter, or even exist.

 

Never Enough explores the roots and consequences of liberals' aphasia about the welfare state's ultimate size. It assesses what liberalism's lack of a limiting principle says about the long-running argument between liberals and conservatives, and about the policy choices confronting America in a new century. Never Enough argues that the failure to speak clearly and candidly about the welfare state's limits has grave policy consequences. The worst result, however, is the way it has jeopardized the experiment in self-government by encouraging Americans to regard their government as a vehicle for exploiting their fellow-citizens, rather than as a compact for respecting one another's rights and safeguarding the opportunities of future generations.

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Money Box Live: Rethinking the State Pension  

The state pension is one of the cornerstones of the welfare state and we all expect to get it. In April, there'll be a brand new State Pension, running alongside the old system. In addition, the Govt has ordered a review of the State Pension Age, looking beyond the year 20-28, which could have consequences for anyone under 55. So what age is a fair age to start receiving your state pension, given that today's promises to pay pensions may turn out to be unaffordable? Will younger people end up getting a raw deal, compared to the babyboomer generation? In this Money Box Live we're looking at some 'blue-sky' thinking about the way the pension system works - and asking you - in what ways could we, should we re-think, re-design the state pension? Call us with your comments and questions on 03 700 100 444 - geographic charges apply. Presenter: Lesley Curwen Producer: Alex Lewis + Diane Richardson Editor: Andrew Smith.

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Protocol Radio #179 - Volt & State Guestmix  

Tracklist #179: 01 ID - X-Press 02 ONEDUO - Silence 03 Dannic & Sickindividuals - Feel Your Love (Tom Ven Remix) 04 twoloud & twoloud & Cranksters - Work it - Work it 05 Patrola - Killer (MOTi Remix) 06 Volt & State, Sam Void, Avedon - Hold On Volt & State Guestmix: 07 Volt & State – ID 08 Zhu - Faded (Acapella) 09 Marlon Hoffstad - Shake that (Tom Staar Remix) 10 Paris & Simo – Not Alone (Blinders Remix) 11 A-trak - We All Fall Down (Volt & State Remix) 12 Uffie - Add Suv ft. Pharrell Williams (NEW_ID Edit) 13 Will K - ID 14 Volt  & State – Ruins 15 Volt & State – Sandcastles (Ben Lemonz Remix) 16 Burns – Clap 17 Third Party – Power 18 Manse – Last Night Of Our lives 19 Year & Years – King (Arty Remix)

Protocol Radio #179 - Volt & State Guestmix  

Tracklist #179: 01 ID - X-Press 02 ONEDUO - Silence 03 Dannic & Sickindividuals - Feel Your Love (Tom Ven Remix) 04 twoloud & twoloud & Cranksters - Work it - Work it 05 Patrola - Killer (MOTi Remix) 06 Volt & State, Sam Void, Avedon - Hold On Volt & State Guestmix: 07 Volt & State – ID 08 Zhu - Faded (Acapella) 09 Marlon Hoffstad - Shake that (Tom Staar Remix) 10 Paris & Simo – Not Alone (Blinders Remix) 11 A-trak - We All Fall Down (Volt & State Remix) 12 Uffie - Add Suv ft. Pharrell Williams (NEW_ID Edit) 13 Will K - ID 14 Volt  & State – Ruins 15 Volt & State – Sandcastles (Ben Lemonz Remix) 16 Burns – Clap 17 Third Party – Power 18 Manse – Last Night Of Our lives 19 Year & Years – King (Arty Remix)

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