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Podcast #698: The Secrets of Public Speaking From History’s Greatest Orators

Despite the fact that public speaking remains an important and relevant skill in our modern age — you never know when you’ll need to give a toast at a wedding, pitch an idea at work, or champion a proposal at a city council meeting — most of us get very little instruction these days in how to do it effectively. Fortunately, my guest says, we can look to the great orators of the past to get the public speaking education we never received. His name is John Hale, and he’s professor of archeology...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Athens, Lincoln, John, Public Speaking, Gettysburg, PAUL, Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Patrick Henry, John Hale, Demosthenes, Money & Career, Winston Churchill Guide


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Sunflower Sisters: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly

Sunflower Sisters: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly Martha Hall Kelly’s million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists. “An exquisite tapestry o...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Maryland, Washington, New York City, Seo, New York Times, Connecticut, Union, Gettysburg, Caroline, Martha, Eliza, Jemma, Georgeanna, Woolsey


Car Crashes Into Gift Shop; 1 Killed, 2 Buildings Set Afire

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a car slammed into a Gettysburg gift shop and burst into flames, killing the driver and setting the building and a neighboring structure on fire.
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Vehicle Crashes Into Gift Shop, Setting Building Ablaze

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a vehicle slammed into a Gettysburg gift shop and burst into flames, setting the building and a neighboring structure on fire.
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Coroner Called After Vehicle Crash Into Gift Shop, Fires

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a coroner has been called to the scene of a crash in which a vehicle slammed into a Gettysburg gift shop and burst into flames, setting the building and a neighboring structure on fire.
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The first submarine to sink a warship was more deadly for its own crew than for the enemy

Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised from a barge at the former Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina, August 8, 2000. AP Photo/Paula Illingworth On February 17, 1864, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley attacked and sank USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, killing five Union sailors. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, but Hunley and its eight crew members didn't make it back from their historic mission. Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Navy, US, Trends, New Orleans, Union, Civil War, Louisiana, US Navy, Submarine, South Carolina, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Charleston, Abraham Lincoln, Charleston South Carolina, Dixon


Your Weekend Justice #289: Are Those Rats in Your Engine or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

You okay over there, bud? – Madman In a world where time has lost all meaning, we bring you this episode of Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 Audio Trainwreck. It was recorded last July. That’s just how 2020 went. But good news, there’s just one more 2020 episode and then we’re caught up to the present day. More or less. More audio problems than usual this time. I can only chalk it up to heavy sunspot activity. Our apologies. Agenda: Rox, outside AsgardDom is not...
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9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, Wikipedia, Poetry, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Washington Dc, Vogue, Bill Clinton, Cbs


Former Trump campaign spokesman claims the only reason the president isn't denouncing the Capitol riot more is because Twitter and Facebook banned him

J. Hogan Gidley appearing on Fox News on Sunday. Fox News A former spokesman for President Donald Trump has claimed that the president cannot denounce the Capitol rioters because he no longer has a platform to. In the wake of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube barred Trump for inciting violence. J. Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Sunday it was "disingenuous" of the media not to take this into account while criticizing the president's silence. P...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Nbc, Youtube, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Former Trump Official Mocked For Claiming That The President Has No Platform Now

"I remember when Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address via tweet," one critic said of Hogan Gidley's comments.
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6 times the US military has been used to suppress civilian uprisings

US troops in Los Angeles to restore order after rioting in the wake of the verdict in the Rodney King case, May 1, 1992. Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images The use of federal troops for domestic law enforcement is legally restricted by the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 and the Insurrection Act of 1807. But the military has been called out on multiple occasions in response to civil unrest — and it hasn't just been the National Guard, either. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: New York, Congress, Washington, New York City, US, Los Angeles, City, Trends, United States, New Jersey, Army, Mitt Romney, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Newark


New Electric Cargo Bike Arrived and Assembled

I ordered a RadWagon 4 for my wife on September 17, but due to Covid in China, fabrication and shipment was slow and backlogs for everything meant the big steel ship cargo boxes were all booked by bigger customers. No problem -- welcome to a global pandemic.  The good news is that the bike arrived in fine condition and, after a few hours, I had it assembled and charged.  The bike has yet to see the street, and no doubt a few minor adjustments will have to be made, but all ...
Tags: China, Pets, Gettysburg, Ford Escape, PBurns, Antietam, Terrierman, WHIRRRR


America's Covid-19 Deaths Likely to Exceed 9/11's Death Toll Every Day, For Two Months

Just today in America there were 223,365 new Covid-19 cases. The Hill notes that's "the worst it has ever been." Long-time Slashdot reader smooth wombat also highlights this quote from Robert Redfield, the director of America's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "We are in the timeframe now that probably for the next 60 to 90 days we're going to have more deaths per day than we had at 9/11 or we had at Pearl Harbor," Redfield said during an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Rela...
Tags: America, Tech, Gettysburg, Redfield, Antietam, Robert Redfield, COVID, Galveston Hurricane


Pa. State Sen. Doug Mastriano tests positive for COVID-19 after meeting Republicans at White House

Mastriano went to Washington shortly after helping to host a four-hour-plus public meeting in Gettysburg — maskless — on efforts to...
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Will Rudy Giuliani be disbarred? Probably not for Trump's election lawsuits, experts say.

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rudy Giuliani has been criticized for frivolous, dishonest litigation and is on the receiving end of calls to take away his legal license. Giuliani is representing President Donald Trump's presidential campaign in numerous failed election lawsuits and has floated consp...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


Trump invites Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers to White House after calling in to baseless voter fraud event

President Donald Trump has invited Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania to the White House on Wednesday night, following a "hearing" the lawmakers hosted in Gettysburg over baseless allegations of voter fraud in this month's election that Trump called in to.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Republican, Donald Trump, Gettysburg, Trump


Biden offers a message of unity on Thanksgiving Eve as Trump airs grievances and spreads conspiracy theories

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving address at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, November 25, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden offered decidedly different messages to the country on Thanksgiving Eve.  Trump joined a GOP hearing in Gettysburg via speakerphone, calling for the 2020 election results to be overturned. Meanwhile, Biden called for unity in the fight against COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Thanksgiving, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Gettysburg, Trump, Reuters, Wilmington Delaware


Trump calls in to GOP Gettysburg event and floats conspiracies - Business Insider

Trump made claims about dead people voting, widespread voter fraud, and illegal spying, and asked why the election hasn't been overturned yet.
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Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a Republican-organized hearing about purported voter fraud after a campaign adviser tested positive for coronavirus, pool reports said. The president was expected to join his personal defense lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who attended the event despite also being exposed to COVID-19 after his son, Andrew, tested positive. The Gettysburg event is said to be the first of several i...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, Michigan, Republican, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump


Trump calls into Pennsylvania meeting to renew election claims

President Trump phoned into a meeting arranged by Pennsylvania Republicans in Gettysburg on Wednesday to renew his unsubstantiated...
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Politics live updates: Trump weighs joining Giuliani in Gettysburg to question election results

Rudy Giuliani is taking part in a meeting in Gettysburg on election issues and alleged irregularities. Trump considered joining him,...
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Politics live updates: Trump weighs joining Giuliani in Gettysburg to question election results – then cancels

Rudy Giuliani taking part in a meeting in Gettysburg on election issues and alleged irregularities. Trump considered joining him, then canceled.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Politics live updates: Trump weighs joining Giuliani in Pennsylvania to question election results – then cancels

In Gettysburg, Rudy Giuliani will attend a hearing on election issues and alleged irregularities. Trump considered joining him, then canceled.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Pennsylvania, Usa Today, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Gettysburg, Trump


Another Trump campaign advisor tests positive for coronavirus, as Giuliani heads to Gettysburg

Boris Epshteyn's diagnosis came after he attended a news conference led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
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Biden to address nation as Covid deaths rise sharply before Thanksgiving – live

US records highest daily Covid deaths since May and 172,935 new casesPresident-elect says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first interviewBiden’s cabinet picks: what we’ve learned from his choices so farDonald Trump plans to pardon Michael Flynn – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.25pm GMT Brian Slodysko and Richard Larner at the Associated Press have this morning written up the nuts and bolts of an issue that looks like it will dog Sen. David Perdue in...
Tags: Obama, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Gettysburg, Trump, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Senate GOP, Michael Flynn


Trump to join Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Pennsylvania for a Republican hearing into baseless voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump Getty Trump is reportedly expected to join Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Gettysburg on Wednesday for a Republican organised hearing into baseless voter fraud allegations in the state. Pennsylvania officially certified Biden's victory on Tuesday. The event is reportedly the first of several in battleground states designed to undermine Biden's victory. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump is reportedly set to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Republican, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Gettysburg, Trump, Election 2020


Trump plans to attend GOP election hearing with Giuliani in Gettysburg

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesday for a meeting of state Republican lawmakers examining...
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Kind by nature: Have faith in humanity

Optimism is what runs the world, and cynicism only serves as an excuse for the lazy. Evil is not inherent to our nature. We have achieved so much because we are friendly and decent. The radical thinker Rutger Bregman paints a new, more beautiful portrait of humanity.Try standing in front of the mirror and remember the worst things ever done – by you personally, and by Homo sapiens as a whole. And smile, because history shows that we are doing much better than you think. This subversive idea belo...
Tags: New York, London, Happiness, Compassion, Sociology, New York Times, Innovation, Brazil, Community, Venezuela, Hitler, World Trade Center, William Golding, Humanity, Dresden, Malcolm Gladwell


Will tax-hikers finally get the message?

Although election results are not yet official, it is clear that Proposition 15, the $12 billion property tax hike also known as “split roll,” has failed. But, true to form, the proponents are not giving up their 42-year goal of destroying Proposition 13. Recall that the proponents – mostly public-sector labor interests – had huge advantages in this battle: A massive turnout of Democratic voters who loathed the current president, a deceptive ballot label that was devoid of the words “tax increas...
Tags: Colorado, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gettysburg, Pickett, Jon Coupal, Opinion columns, Texas Nevada Florida


David Oyelowo says George Clooney ruined his 'mind-blowingly moving' meeting with Barack Obama

Obama read Oyelowo the Gettysburg Address in the White House, but Clooney said he does that for everyone.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, George Clooney, David Oyelowo, Gettysburg, Clooney, Oyelowo