• 02:01

    The Ruthie Report: Discarded--Homelessness in America

    in Politics

    We will be dicussing interviews from Americans of all ethnic backgrounds and ways of life on their thoughts and opinion on illegal immigration and the real results -
    http://youtu.be/Pry7uzcx_kE
    We will also discuss THE DISCARDED
    the ICE release of 2,000+ IA's has also impacted homeless shelters, many of which house homeless veterans. (http://www.discardeddocumentary.com/ America has long been the ultimate disposable society...that which we no longer have a use for, we simply throw away. So it is with the homeless.
    Our country faces a disturbing and sobering choice: do we recognize and deal with this growing problem or continue doing our collective best to ignore it. In choosing the topic of their next project, Stan Wald and Jerry Misner, producer and director of the acclaimed feature film “Southern Exposure” selected the broad issue of homelessness in America coupled with the more narrow plight of homeless veterans.
    There are more than 1.6 million homeless citizens in the U.S. Of that number as many as 200,000 homeless vets are sleeping in alleys and under bridges. On any given day, a third of the people in homeless shelters are members of households with children, which represents an increase of 9% over the previous year, with casualties of the foreclosure crisis pushing numbers even higher. The economic situation of most Americans is increasingly fragile. In one of our early interviews for the film, a Tucson Police Officer put it succinctly: “We're all just one bad decision away from being right where they are, and if you think you're not, you're a pious SOB.”
    While many believe that homelessness is simply a temporary condition that can be cured with money and care, others think it is what it is and the problem will always be with us. “Discarded” investigates the complexities and ambiguities of this socially polarizing issue.

  • 00:15

    Homestead Technologies Sitebuilder LPX Desktop

    in Prepping

    Homestead Technologies started by Justin Kitch is one of America's biggest success stories. Kitch started Homestead Technologies in a spare room while living with 5 roomates at college. Homestead technologies sold to Intuit for $176 million dollars. Intuit kept Kitch on as an adviser but in 2012 sold Homestead Technologies to EIG Endurance International Group. EIG is a giant among cheap hosting companies with 35+ companies owned by EIG worldwide. 


    When EIG bought out Bluehost and Hostgator they moved them to SERVER FARMS. The move took nearly 4 days and created numerous technical problems. EIG moved Homestead Technologies to a Server Farm on November 19th 2014 and has shut their 70k users out of their Sitebuilder LPX/Desktop. Service interruptions were mounting as an alternative to Sitebuilder LPX/Desktop was offered with much slower speeds namely homestead Techologies Sitebuilder Plus. 


    Personaly I don't blame EIG for trying to update a 15 year old product that has been neglected for years. Simply put you can't expect to design todays websites with your grandparents sitebuilders. At some point needless and outdated products need to be discarded and new and improved service needs to be added. 


    From a Flashprepper point of view this is a disaster. It's an online disaster but a disaster none the less. The disaster which is now an online super storm of sorts started 15 years ago with neglect. No money was ever put into Sitebuilder LPX/Desktop. Now 15 years later it as a breaking point. Hosted on old outdated unstable servers EIG made a bold move to update service to Homestead customers. 


    EIG was quick to call this anything but a disaster and in fact are calling it a MIGRATION. It is a migration to faster speeds, more security, and a better product. Many Homestead members call this migration  the worse upgrade EIG could have made and with really bad timing Cyber Monday 2014.

  • 02:05

    (r)Evolution with HiC

    in Education

    L*I*V*E READINGS ... Skype in or call 646.716.5510 during the show to receive a reading L*I*V*E on the air with HiC !


    This month's (r)Evolutionary guest is INDIGO RØNLOV, Ecopsychologist, Minister, Alchemical Healer and Founder & Executive Director of The Zahra Foundation.


    The Zahra Foundation facilitates and teaches workshops and educational opportunities about the value and importance of creating with one's own hands, especially when made from re-purposed and reclaimed materials, and the positive ecological effects this can have on the environment, culture, and family. They are currently focusing their efforts in Egypt, and hold the intention to expand to Central and South America and Canada. By encouraging the reclamation for certain discarded items as a raw material for art and crafts, there is a unique opportunity to re-instill the quickly vanishing values of historical hand craftsmanship. This also encourages a greater consciousness around how people think about garbage, how they consume, and how consumption affects the planet on a larger scale.

  • 03:07

    APR Night at the Movies

    in Education

    This week we are offering a holiday triple feature of entertainment for the entire family:


    Feature 1:


    Frosty The Snowman


    (“that old discarded magic hat” the kids found, that brought Frosty to life belonged to an evil magician who now wants his hat back, and who will do anything to get it! Starring Jimmy Durante)


    Feature 2:


    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


    (A timeless story that all kids can relate to.) What kid hasn’t at one time or another shared Rudolph’s feelings of being the odd one in the room.


    Feature 3:


    A Christmas Story


    (Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning that one special present that he must have or surely will explode, a “Red Rider BB gun.”) What kid young or old can’t relate to the feelings of wanting something so badly you can’t think of anything else?


    You were so obvious while you thought you were being so cleverly subtle as you manipulated and maneuvered


    every conversation or situation around as an opportunity to let everyone know what you wanted Santa to bring. This film is sure to bring back a lot of fond memories.


    We do offer the following notice: We are presenting these films as education, entertainment, and as a nostalgic somewhat historical tribute to the fond memories of our childhood days of innocence and faith in miracles.


    Plan to join us and as is our policy, we won’t be selling popcorn at the door you need to bring your own! LOL

  • 00:59

    Who Pays the Price?, the Human Cost of Cheap Electronics

    in Spirituality

    Heather S. White, the award-winning, non-profit executive and researcher with 25 years of experience in international advocacy on labor and human rights issues released on You Tube and Facebook scenes from her unfinished film depicting the terrible human toll on young Chinese workers in the production of iPhones, mobilizing activists to pressure Apple. Becoming a movement, it took on a life of its own, ultimately championed by such activist organizations as China Labor Watch and Green America.


    White's Who Pays the Price?, the Human Cost of Cheap Electronics profiles injured and chemically poisoned young Chinese workers in factories that manufacture the world's leading electronics brands. Several of her subjects have been discarded by their factories after being diagnosed with leukemia. Others suffered debilitating accidents from faulty machinery. Many return to their villages where they become incurably ill with no healthcare coverage--left to suffer, decline and struggle to survive.


    The film offers an opportunity to meet the workers who are paying the price for cheap electronics. The remarkably authentic film is both touching and brutally honest. So real, that Silicon Valley companies have consistently declined interview requests. White has spent nearly two years researching and filming 100+ hours in China for Who Pays the Price?


    For moreinformation visit: http://whopaysfilm.org/

  • 02:56

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Perma Kulture

    in Art

    William Rhodes and Crystal Azul Barajas Barr join us to talk about SOMArts Cultural Center Presents, Visions at Twight: Dia de los Muertos 2014, Oct. 10-Nov. 8  www.somarts.org/visionsattwilight. William Rhodes is a sculptural furniture designer who studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He then earned a BA in Furniture Building and Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Rhodes' work is in the collections of various galleries and museums.  In addition, they are featured in several major publications. Visit http://williamrhodesart.com/  William is joined in the studio by artist and Oakland teacher Crystal Azul Barajas Barr. Her interest in the cyclical nature of all things has informed her creative practices, including her use and reuse of found, discarded, and biological materials. After a lengthy adventure learning ancestral survival skills, she earned a BA in Studio Art from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis on sculpture. Ras Kofi Kwayana joins us to talk about PermaKulture, natural living and the rhythms of life. He will be performing at Life is Living on Sat. Oct. 11, at Lil' Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland  and on Friday at the Black Panther Party Commemoration event   The educator, veteran journalist and Manager of the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture says his life work is the re introduction of the principles and practices of Agriculture into the mainstream pop culture.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/RAS-KOFI-THE-FARMER/ We open with Amikaeyla Gaston (7/26/14).


     


     


     


     

  • 02:13

    The View Up Here looks at the dysfunctional norms of the House of Commons

    in Politics

    Canadians have been witness to the steady decline of Parliament for decades now. Non-attendance, scheduled stunts or traditionally blasphemous behavior in the House. The wholesale decline of the Senate. The hijacking and handcuffing of committees. The general assertion that Parliament is now a tool for the party in power to sell their brand. Not to govern. Not to be held to account. Not to explain behavior and policy to the OWNERS of the place - Canadians.


    Of course, to learned watchers and average citizens alike, this is nothing new. But the naked contempt, the arrogant defiance, the indifference to tradition has been raised to never before seen levels by Emperor and the Corporate Pacification Committee (CPC). The core principles of the Westminster Parliament have been eroded and discarded to make things easier for the most corrupt Government in Canadian history.


    Nothing is more visible and symptomatic of this than the facade of the Speaker of the House of Commons. The last week has shown this once again to Canadians and the world. No other legislative chamber based on the British system has such a farce charged with keeping decorum, focus and relevance on the business of the nation. Andrew Scheer has brought new lows to the position. But he has hardly done it on his own or without direction. The Speaker is supposed to be impartial, treating all Members of Parliament with equal respect and regard. It takes one question exchange from Question Period to see this. A far cry from the Commons of the United Kingdom, where the Speaker has and does tell the Prime Minister when he is out of line and he shall be silent. Imagine that here. If you can.


    Join us to discuss this stain on our public portrayal to Canadians and the world. It is time for the pendulum to swing back. Calls welcome and encouraged tonight, lets hear what Canadians have to say!

  • 00:38

    SwCA Episode 186: Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail.

    in Business

    SITE:  http://www.courtneyanderson.com/swca-episode-186-myth-warriors-series-failing-to-plan-is-planning-to-fail.html

     

    SHOW NOTES: In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. We are warriors fighting to establish clarity between what is accurate and what is simply a myth (or falsehood) in life. We are deploying our highest level critical thinking skills in this series to fight to ensure that we are not taken advantage of or exploited by information disparities. We don both defensive protective gear and offensive weaponry. On offense we thrust forward, probing, testing and examining content to discern if it should be defeated and discarded (as a lie) or retained and utilized in our lives in our mission to surpass our goals. 

    This is not a series for the weak minded or fearful as we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that we are not exploited, not ignored and not used as pawns by powerful people. Our education (formal and informal) is our most powerful weapon to equalize our opportunities for success (on our own terms). 

    Our episode today is, “Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail.”

    This is not a myth, It is accurate.

    The issue is why do you have the goal of failure? Why do you want to fail?

    Imagine an adolescent child that is told by their parents that they are going to learn to play the flute. (I wanted to play the flute when I was younger but never learned, anyway, back to the example.) They are provided a flute and enrolled in flute lessons. The child couldn’t care less about the flute. They do not practice between lessons. They lie to their parents when asked about practicing and state that they did so. They do not think about the flute at all other than when they are forced to go to their flute teacher. They try out for the school band and due to their lack of skill they are not accepted.&nbs

  • 00:23

    Seeing Life Through Spiritual Lenses

    in Spirituality

    In today’s show, Carole (with Jane’s encouragement)  will be talking about using your Designing Sacred Space Journal/workbook to focus on, grow & develop 4 basic spiritual qualities.  This focused way of looking at your daily happenings, possibilities and choices, is a powerful tool to use as we begin discerning what aspects of our lives need to be amplified, which ones need to be blessed and discarded, which divine actualities are to be grown toward, as we step farther and farther into an ever-more sacred life.  So, find a quiet time, a setting that is conducive to a “time out for a Time IN”, have your Sacred Space Notebook and materials at hand, and join us as we explore some new ways to approach inner and outer world design.

  • 00:16

    Roadside discards: Trash or treasure? How do you know?

    in Design

    So when you see discarded furniture and somewhat useful items on the side-of-the-road, how do you know if they're worth repurposing?

    We're asking Gail Wilson, upcycling expert and host of My Repurposed Life how she decides.

    Gail is a DIY maven! She loves to renovate and improve her home. When she's not doing things around the house and yard, she's busy in the shop building, and repurposing old unwanted furniture. With more than 380,000+ likes on Facebook, Gail has a strong community of other creative upcyclers sharing their tips and projects every day.

    "I DIY, do you? I'll show you how to DIY on the cheap, and transform thrift store and curb finds." -- Gail, My Repurposed Life?

  • 00:30

    Parable of the Discarded SAlt

    in Religion

     
    Luke 14:34, Mark 9:50, Matthew 5:13 - Jesus used "salt" to describe the usefulness of his disciples to God in building his kingdom. He impressed upon them to prepare thesmselves for God's use, otherwise they would be ineffective in the kingdom 

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