𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒅, 𝑫𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝑺𝒖𝒄𝒌! 𝑫𝑻𝑯 𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 149 (𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒆)
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗱, 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗸 There is a lot to be said for hard work and dedication. There are times though when working hard is not enough. Do you ever find yourself working toward the wrong things? Or working yourself towards the wrong goal, you seem to get nowhere. If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone. Most people find it easy to get bent out of shape, but it’s better to learn from your mistakes and find a better way. My guest this week, Paul “Roscoe” White believes that anyone can be a champion in life with the right direction and work ethic. Roscoe has taken a lot from life. He has a lot of stories, and has he’s learned, you need to Work Hard, Don’t Suck. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭 𝗼𝗳 𝟱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁? Paul “Roscoe” White is a retired 21-year Air Force veteran with over 1500 hours as tactical flight instructor in the F-15E, F-16 and F-35. He still teaches and mentors young fighter pilots as a civilian contract fighter pilot instructor. Paul has also won multiple sports championships as a player and as a coach. Over the years, he has studied and developed strategies to motivate people to be better versions of themselves via a fusion of hard work, positive attitudes and solid character traits. Paul believes that anyone can be a champion in life with the right direction and work ethic. Join The 1 of 5 Project to learn how to Improve, Ignite and Inspire your way to becoming a champion. 𝑭𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒘𝒘.𝑫𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝑻𝒉𝒆𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆.𝒄𝒐𝒎 𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒅𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒔... 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆!
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙞𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣... 𝘿𝙏𝙃 𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙙𝙚 146
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙀𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙞𝙖𝙨 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 Have you ever stopped to think whether your unconscious thoughts contributed to bias or stereotypes? I think if we are honest, do some self-reflection, and allow for some vulnerability, we’d all say yes. I’m one that will readily say that not all bias is bad, but it’s often thought of in bad context. Negative bias and unfavorable stereotyping often lead to great harm. It is for this reason, we should all do what we can to acknowledge and stamp out bias. In many cases, the end of bias starts with a conversation. 𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖 𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙡? Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author and science writer known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning, is the culmination of fifteen years of reporting and writing on the subject of bias and discrimination and how to solve it, for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Republic. The End of Bias was named a Best Book of the Year by the World Economic Forum, Greater Good, AARP, and Inc and is currently being used by organizations from newsrooms and startups to universities, healthcare organizations, and faith communities to solve some of their biggest cultural challenges.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑽𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒆 𝑫𝒐 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒀𝒐𝒖? 𝑫𝑻𝑯 𝑬𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 148 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒆
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐃𝐨 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐎𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮? How do you define value? What does value mean to you in terms of yourself and others? Can you love something that you do not value? Would you ever build upon something that you do not value? Would you protect something that you do not value? I’ll ask again, what value do you place on you? 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞? Value identity and the human value initiative is a passion of my friend Regi Wilson of theequaluniverse.com. Regi had great accomplishments on the music scene where his music has appeared in numerous syndicated Emmy, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award winning shows as well as along-side legendary music icons such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blidge, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, Angie Stone, India Arie, Estelle and Jill Scott. He also share music and television history with one of the greatest music and feature film legends of all times. A true 21st century Renaissance Man. The incomparable, “Prince” Rogers Nelson. Despite his achievements, Regi says “there are those who reduce me solely to the color of my skin and do not value my worth because of the socially constructed mold their ideas of humanity are shaped by.” 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒘𝒘. 𝑫𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝑻𝒉𝒆𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆.𝒄𝒐𝒎 #value #podcast #society #purpose #civility #race #racism
𝗗𝗿. 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝘀 (formerly of the NIH) 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙪𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙚𝙗 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛𝙨? Those who have followed the DTH podcast for long know about my work with the organization Braver Angels. One vitally important part of that work is a project that I have been working on with Dr. Francis Collins. (Learn more about the “Truth & Trust Project” by listening to DTH Episodes 119 and 120). While Francis and I disagree on many aspects of the government’s response to the pandemic, ultimately we have developed a genuine friendship. As part of our work together, Francis suggested and exercise by asking me, “What makes up your web of beliefs?” What is this “Web of Beliefs?” With Dr. Francis Collins being the former director of the National Institutes of Health, one of the most notable scientists in American history, and the acting Science Advisor to the President of the United States, you might ask, “what could he possibly have in common with a blue collar podcaster from the Midwest”? Combine that with the notion that I have been an outspoken critic of the government’s response to the pandemic, and Dr. Collins played a significant role in that response. By today’s standards, 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, or at least do a lot of yelling and name calling but we took a different path. It’s all about communication and seeing the humanity and values in who you’re speaking with. Don’t miss this incredible conversation where Francis and I discuss how this exercise, “The Web of Beliefs” showed us that we ultimately have more in common than what separates us. While some of our beliefs are very different, ultimately the values for which we stand are very much in line. This is what civility despite differences looks like. 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙬𝙬.𝘿𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙃𝙖𝙩𝙚.𝙘𝙤𝙢
Daryl Davis Joins Wilk on the Derate the Hate Podcast
In this short video Daryl Davis talks about the very first time he experienced racism. Daryl Davis joins Wilk for a discussion on the Derate the Hate podcast to discuss, racism, and how he made it his goal from a very young age to learn what makes people hate others because of their skin color. This clip is just a small portion of the complete episode of the Derate the Hate podcast that will air in it's entirety on March 9, 2022. Those not familiar with Daryl Davis need only know that he went right to the source of hate, not only getting to personally know several members of the KKK, and becoming instrumental in nearly 200 of it's members to leave the KKK for good. When it comes to those who Derate the Hate, those who are bettering the world, Daryl Davis is a true legend!! #racism #DarylDavis #Hate #Legend #Unity #KKK #Love For more Derate the Hate episodes: https://www.DerateTheHate.com For more about Wilk: https://www.WilksWorld.com To Learn More About Daryl Davis: https://www.DarylDavis.com
Squaring Enhanced Gun Safety Measures w/ Personal Gun Ownership & the 2nd Amendment
“If there is any one secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” ~Henry Ford In several of the conversations I’ve had the opportunity to have on the Derate the Hate podcast, many of my guests have either alluded to or outright expressed that one of the greatest problems we face in today’s toxic interactional climate is people’s inability to understand, or unwillingness to understand, not only the opposing side’s point of view, but also to see the humanity in the person or persons expressing said point of view. Sunday Morning Comin Round is meant to be a round table with a bit of a twist. Admittedly, this is an experiment, and my first time for attempting something like this. I can tell (as I’m sure will be evident), there is a learning curve. With that said, this is NOT A DEBATE, but rather an exercise in understanding each other, and reaching a point of mutual clarity through civility rather than agreement. Our topic for this very important conversation is: “Squaring enhanced gun safety measures with personal gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment” I’m incredibly grateful for those who have joined me in making this project/episode happen. You can find out more about those on today’s show below. My co-host for our discussion is Randy Lioz. Randy serves in a variety of roles at the nonprofit Braver Angels(braverangels.org), one of the leading national groups focused on reducing political polarization, active in all 50 states. He’s been working with the organization in various capacities since 2017, the year of its founding, and in 2020 led the effort to migrate Braver Angels events to the online environment. As Director of Events, Randy focuses on the production of large-scale member events, as well as events with partner organizations. As a state coordinator for California, Randy also leads a team of around 60 volunteers in the Southern California region, holding events for members from San Diego to Paso Robles. He is also a trained moderator for the organization, regularly leading workshops for regional and national audiences, in addition to spreading the depolarization message through interviews, speeches, columns for Braver Angels Media, and appearances on the Braver Angels Podcast. Representing the 2nd Amendment Advocate position, we have: Paul Norris graduated from UC Berkeley. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a masters’ in counseling. A gun owner from age 12, he is an NRA Benefactor member and an advocate for gun safety. He worked at Apple Computer and UCSF in software development and the application of software to business and human needs. He is currently retired but still works part time in counseling. He is active in Braver Angels, serving as a moderator and state coordinator. David Iwinski is a lifelong pro-2nd Amendment advocate and is too active in the Braver Angels organization. David describes his stance as being for both practical reasons and for the preservation of the constitution of the United States of America. He feels the 2nd amendment and personal gun ownership are a bedrock to civility and the safety of our citizens in the trying times our country is facing today and what we may encounter in the future. Representing the Enhanced Gun Safety Measures position, we have: Mark Beckwith is a retired Bishop from New Hampshire. Mark helped found “Bishops United Against Gun Violence” after the Newtown shootings several years ago and is still active with them today. He currently consults and helps to build relationships with other faith leaders, and those working in the prevention of gun violence space. Jim Curry, A.K.A. The Right Reverend James E. Curry is a retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He has a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.Ed in counseling from UMass, and an M.Div. and DD from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. From 2004 through 2014 he was convener for the House of Bishops' Coalition: Bishops Working for a Just World. He is a founding member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence and a contributor to the anthology, “Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace.” He is a board member of Mothers United Against Violence in Hartford. Jim is a co-founder of Swords into Plowshares Northeast/ Transforming Guns into Garden Tools. (S2PNortheast.org). He works with faith communities and secular organizations to create public witness and coalitions to break the cycle of gun violence through liturgy, the arts, and legislative advocacy. I must also mention and express a huge thank you to my friend David Lapp of #BraverAngels for so many of these introductions, and the introductions to those who were not able to participate in this discussion. While this episode is just a starting point, and nowhere near what I hope the Sunday Morning Comin Round podcast can be, without David and the input of many others at the Braver Angels organization, I could not have made this happen. THANK YOU. Sunday Morning Comin Round is a Wilk’s World production done in cooperation with the Derate the Hate podcast and several members of the Braver Angels organization. The views expressed by our guests are their own and are not meant to represent this or any other organization. Find the video of this conversation on either YouTube or Rumble. Comments and feedback are encouraged and can be shared wherever you find this content. Thank you!
Say Their Names
Here's a video I did a while back to honor the 13 young service members killed during the bungled Afghanistan pull-out... First upload to Rumble, just experimenting
Wilk having Mandibular Tori Removal Surgery
In this video, Wilk from www.WilksWorld.com and the Derate The Hate podcast is having mandibular tori removed. Mandibular tori is bony growth on the inner (tongue side) of the lower jaw that happens in approximately 10% of the population. It can be hereditary, come as the result of grinding ones teeth or be from serious jaw trauma at some point in a person's life. In my case, it's very likely from the last one. The removal process is quite interesting to say the very least. It was done using drills, mallets, chisels and various other implements of destruction. It can be done while the patient is either put under or just heavily gassed and numbed. This short video follows the process beginning in the car on the way to the clinic, results directly after while I'm still in the chair, video on the ride home and a summary 24 hours after the completion of the procedure. I hope this video helps if this is something you're considering having done. Have a great day, good luck and take care... #toriremoval #mandibulartori #torisurgery