Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 26, 2016 is:

beatific • \bee-uh-TIFF-ik\  • adjective

1 : of, possessing, or imparting a state of utmost bliss

2 : having a blissful appearance


"She was Italian, funny, a beatific tomboy, with just the hint of a lazy eye, and wore a pair of glasses that made me think of the wonders of the library." — Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run, 2016

"Maybe it was the unexpected warmth of the gesture….  Maybe it was his response, the beatific expression on his face, eyes almost closed, head tilted toward her shoulder.… But when Michelle Obama hugged former President George W. Bush … at a ceremony to open the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the image quickly took flight online." — Mark Landler, The New York Times, 26 Sept. 2016

Did you know?

Beatific—which derives from Latin beatificus, meaning "making happy"—has graced the English language as a word describing things that impart consummate bliss since the 17th century. In theology, the phrase "beatific vision" gained meaning as an allusion to the direct sight of God enjoyed by the blessed in heaven. Today, the word more frequently describes a blissful look or appearance. A closely related word is beatitude, which can refer to a state of utmost bliss or to any of the declarations made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

CORE 54: Samuro of the time  

CORE 54, where we look forward to Blizzcon, talk about the Openis of Samuro, the state of Brawl, and so much more! Tune in!

Ep. 10: The Buckeyes' Blunder, Alabama's D-line, and Week 9 Picks  

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman discuss Ohio State's shocking loss to Penn State (6:00), Alabama's monstrous defensive line (16:00), Leonard Fournette's return (28:00), the top story lines outside of the top-10 teams (35:00), and the Top 25 matchups in Week 9 (44:00).

Fairphone at the Lovie Awards  

Fairphone is honoured at this year’s Lovie Awards in the Emerging Entrepreneurs category. Fairphone tries to source all its component minerals from ethical mines and its handsets are also modular, so you can take them apart and replace components if they break. BlindSquare Blindsquare is an innovative smart app that helps blind people to navigate indoors and outdoors. Click’s Simon Morton reports on its use in New Zealand. Smartphone to Detect Cancer Biomarkers The smartphone acting as a portable medical lab - researchers in the USA have developed a way of using a smartphone to detect cancer biomarkers. Click talks to the lead researcher, Professor Lei Li from Washington State University. Kenya Digital Art Festival A new and challenging exhibition in Nairobi has explores our interaction and reliance on modern technologies. Michael Kaloki reports from Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo caption: Fairphone assembly © Fairphone) Producer: Colin Grant

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Church bells ring in Bartella, on the outskirts of Mosul, for the first time in two years  

The bells pealed as western-backed Iraqi forces retook the town from Islamic State fighters.

#8409: Like a good neighbor, Scholanda wants to be there.  

Hour 2: Aired on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

- Scholanda (Houston) wants to start a State Farm agency. Good idea?

- Dave talks about the life-change Financial Peace University brings.

- Slavik (Sacramento, CA) asks how to structure a business that includes income from YouTube views. 

- Samantha (Kansas City, KS) just started Baby Step 1 with a baby on the way and needs a better car. How should she go about this? 

- Ivory (Dallas) also has a baby on the way and wants to get on the same page with her husband about finances. 

- Brandon (Birmingham, AL) paid off his mortgage today! Now what?

- Johanna and Shane (Phoenix, AZ) paid off $190,000 in 25 months! They join Dave in the lobby to give their debt-free scream. 

- Dave answers Zachary's concerns from Twitter. Dave didn't mention childcare costs when speaking with Ivory. 

- Jessica (Minneapolis, MN) is wondering if they should sell their house and rent to get through Baby Steps 2 and 3. 

Buckshot: The Current State of The GOP w/ Crystal Wright  

The Buck Sexton Show is LIVE weekdays from 12pm - 3pm ET, only on The Blaze Radio Network: Twitter: @BuckSexton Facebook: Buck Sexton

October 25, 2016 - Hour 1  

Top Five Stories of the Day: Pete Carroll says Bradley Sowell has a sprained MCL, Ian Rapoport reports that Arian Foster will be retiring, and Mike Leach talks about choosing Jamal Morrow as his captain. John takes listener calls to discuss the state of the Seahawks offensive line. Next, John goes Behind the Lines with Gee Scott to talk about the Seahawks ahead of this week's matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

Early voting begins in key battleground state of Florida  

If Donald Trump wants to win the White House he must first win the key battleground state of Florida, but his fortunes are looking bleak with Hillary Clinton holding a three point lead in the Sunshine State.

873 Release Tension  

Discover a mudra technique to help release tension in your mind and body.

This is part 4 of a 7-Part Manage Negative Moods Meditation series, Episodes 870-876.

As always, you don't have to do the meditation techniques -- they are simply there to help you transition from your busy day to a state of stillness. The techniques also help to calm "monkey mind," when your thoughts continuously interrupt your meditation.

For free meditation tools to help you start meditating please head over to my website at, and there you'll find a multitude of free resources to help you on your Meditation Journey.

Sample from a selection of resources including:

*a Free Private Facebook Group to connect with meditators from around the world

*a Free Meditation Bundle to get started meditating

*a Free Sleep Technique to Sleep Better

*a Free Instant Calm Breathing Technique

*a Free Guide to Get Started Meditating.

 If you'd like to receive fresh daily fully guided meditations 7 days a week you can subscribe to Slow Down Nation, a monthly subscription membership site and app. Not only do you receive a brand new daily fully guided meditation, you also receive access to over 800 meditations customized around weekly themes. 

***All meditations are Mary Meckley's original copyrighted content unless otherwise stated, and may not be shared without her written permission.


Music composed by Christopher Lloyd Clark licensed by, and also by musician Greg Keller.

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How the US should use its superpower status | Ian Bremmer  

Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US's view of the world -- and the world's view of the US -- is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.

How the US should use its superpower status | Ian Bremmer  

Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US's view of the world -- and the world's view of the US -- is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.

"Got a light?"  

Tony opens the show by talking about the Broncos win over Houston, and he also talks about the state of the Redskins with Liz. He talks more NFL with Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, plus Tony gets news from Nigel, talks World Series with Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post during Old Guy Radio, and he closes the show by opening up the Mailbag.

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 25, 2016  

Two things that are about to get more expensive: World Series tickets and Obamacare premiums, but there's a little more to it than that. Plus: another installment of our election series "How the Deck is Stacked," looking at the immigrants employed by agriculture and tech in Washington state.

The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 336 - Michigan State Game Day  

1) View From Section 17: Do we cover the spread this weekend?

2) Game Day: Beat writer Nick Baumgardner from MLive is my guest as we preview Saturday's clash between Michigan & Michigan State.

3) Quick Hits: On Thursday's Visitor's Edition I'll be joined by Will Tieman from The Spartan Sports Network.

Website: Listener Line: 313 263-4842 Open 24/7 for calls. Email:

Show 1630 Audiobook   Great Again- How to Fix Our Crippled America by Donald J. Trump  

Show 1630 Audiobook   Great Again- How to Fix Our Crippled America by Donald J. Trump

This audio excerpt serves as an introduction to this book. Purchase at Amazon or Audible.


Overview of the book-

In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?

It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people.

I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries.

It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home.

This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won’t find that in Washington, DC.

111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS  

Today I am pleased to announce our guests, Brandon Harris and Greg McLean from Premier Fitness Systems (PFS). Brandon and Greg have over 20 years of combined experience helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. PFS was built on the dream of creating a place to empower people to achieve a healthier way of life.

They believe in putting energy into every workout, having passion for people, and delivering results. Brandon and Greg are committed to being the best in the fitness industry by ensuring clients they are in a process of continual learning.

Brandon and Greg pride themselves with helping people, and have been able to integrate community based events and non-profit support into the Premier Fitness Systems network.

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Brandon Harris’ Background

Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine.
In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football.
Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004.
When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career.

Greg McLean’s Background

Greg originally had the goal of being an electrical engineer.
Halfway through college, he decided to change his major to Exercise Science.
Greg worked in the fire department for a while, and began coursework in Fire Science.
He loved how exercise transformed his body and enhanced his self-confidence, so eventually decided to make it his career.

Highlights from this Episode

The PFS philosophy on movement training and how advantageous it is. Brandon uses the example of a gymnast’s strength and movement transferring well to other skills (e.g. bench press), whereas a body builder’s probably won’t.
How Brandon overcame back pain, by focusing on quality strength, fitness, movement and training.
Why breathing is one of the most important things an athlete can do. It allows the central nervous system to enter a more optimal mode for training and performance.
The daily exercises they have clients perform to make sure the most important movements are practiced often and properly. This differs from person to person, depending on how they move and train.
The guys' philosophy on training barefoot, and how it improves performance and helps the central nervous system. The connection with the ground is beneficial to tension control, creating proper movement patterns and can overcome a reliance on orthotics.
How Brandon and Greg tailor and customize their program, and evaluate clients over Skype, via online video, and in person at the gym.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Brandon: Happy Gilmore

Greg: Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Brandon: Tiger Woods (in his prime)

Greg: His grandfather at Torrey Pines
What are you excited about in the near future?
Bringing yoga into the fold, and building the team at PFS.
Where to find Premier Fitness Systems (PFS):





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Author James Patterson on the Shocking Tale of Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein  

Author James Patterson has sold over 350 million books and had more #1 New York Times Bestsellers than any author in history. He is best known for his fictional Alex Cross novels, but today he comes on the show to talk about his newest book - a true crime story about the sensational case of Jeffrey Epstein, the Palm Beach billionaire accused of sexually assaulting or molesting as many as 47 underaged girls as young as 12 and 13.

James Patterson reveals how Epstein went about recruiting teenage girls on an almost industrial scale and how it led Donald Trump to personally ban him from Mar-a-Lago.  We talk about the recent rape allegations against Trump involving Epstein, as well as other high profile figures who have been drawn into Epstein’s sordid story including Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Allen Dershowitz.  Patterson discusses how Epstein finally landed on the Palm Beach Police’s radar, and he talks about the strange matter of the Florida State Attorney who intervened in the investigation and some would say even  “stacked the deck” in Epstein’s favor.

If you enjoyed today’s podcast, then you can order his book Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein on Amazon or you can download the audio version for free at  Patterson also has a new novel in his popular Alex Cross series called “Cross the Line” coming out on November 21st.  James Patterson’s website is and follow him on Twitter at @JP_Books.

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Ghostly Stories with Shaun Burris  

In honor of Halloween my guest today is Shaun Burris star of the A&E Special “Extreme Paranormal” and the co-host for the past 10 years of the Ghostman and Demon Hunter Show podcast. Shaun calls himself “a collector of strange experiences” in the realm of the paranormal. He shares stories of growing up in a haunted house that he and his family shared with a “woman” spirit. That experience led him on a journey of many haunted houses and spooky places across the Unites States.

He has visited and “felt” paranormal activity in Octagon Hall in Kentucky where he spent the night with “ghosts”. You will hear stories of Voodoo when he talks about visiting Manchac Swamp in Louisiana and the legend of The Curse of Julia Brown. The most “haunted” place he has ever encountered is revealed as the New Mexico State Penitentiary In Santa Fe, NM. We discuss reincarnation, aliens, monsters and more; However, the most compelling story involves a close call for his family after a discussion on his radio show/podcast of the Haunted Dybbuk Box. It is so scary I was afraid to even google Dybbuk Box.

A chilling, hair raising show for the Halloween holiday. Enjoy but maybe do so with the lights on!

Oh and here is the survey info: If you have a few seconds to fill it out that would be great!

Until next week: Be Kind!

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