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Senin, 29 Mei 2017
hello. my name is emma, and this is my friend gizmo, andtoday we are going to help you learn english. today's english isall about dogs. okay? so, let's ask some questions togizmo, and we can get some answers. our first question: do we callpets "he", "she", or "it"? what do you think, gizmo? usually for pets we liketo use "he" or "she". so you might ask somebody: "what's her name?"or "what's his name?" when you're talking
about a dog or a cat. we usually use "it" for wild animals, althoughsometimes we also use "he" and "she" if we want to personify them. so, majority of the time we use "he" or"she" when we're talking about pets. okay, question number two:what is pet hair called? do you know the answerto this one, gizmo? it is called fur. f-u-r, fur. as you can see, gizmohas a lot of fur.
we use the word "fur" when we're talkingabout cat hair, dog hair, hamster hair. it's what we call fur. okay, our next question:what are pet hands called? okay, let's show gizmo's off. so gizmo, what is this called? this is a paw. so, dogs and cats have paws. i'm just going to putgizmo down for a second. there you go.
okay, so his handsare called paws. okay, our next question:what does "canine" mean? "canine" is another way to say "dog", but"canine" is more scientific sounding. so if you're reading a science book or somethingthat's formal writing, you will probably see the word "canine". it's the science... scientific word for dog. we also have the word "puppy". what does the word "puppy" mean?
"puppy" means a baby dog. so, when a dog is very small and veryyoung, usually around, you know, two months to one year,we call it a puppy. for kittens, that's what wecall a baby cat, a kitten. okay, our next question is a verygood one: what sound does a dog make? sounds are very cultural. in different cultures, animalsmake different sounds. for dogs, in english, dogs can either bark,they can say: "woof woof", or they can say: "ruff ruff".
is this different than whatdogs say in your language? if you're wondering with cats or with, youknow, all sorts of other animals, you can actually check out ronnie's video which coversa lot of these different animal sounds if you're interested. okay, finally, our last question for vocabulary:what do you call a dog with no home? so a dog that livesin the streets. we call a dog with no home a straydog, or we can also say a street dog. so we would say: "that dog has no owner.he's without a family.
he's a stray dog." or: "he is a street dog." so now let's look at some grammar and pronunciation,and cultural tips about talking about dogs. okay, so our next question is a grammar question,and it's a very important grammar question. okay, so let me hold gizmo. okay. so, gizmo, you seethese two things? "i like dog", "i like dogs". do you know what the differencebetween these two sentences are?
no? okay, well, let me tell you. "i like dog" is very differentthan: "i like dogs". when you want to say you like dogs as in,you know, you think they're really cute and funny, and you enjoy them, yousay: "i like dogs" with an "s". this is different from:"i like dog" with no "s". if you say: "i like dog" it makesit sound like you like to eat dog. and this is true fora lot of animals. if we say: "i like chicken", itmeans i like to eat chicken.
this is very different from: "i like chickens",which means: "i think chickens are cute. i enjoy chickens, and i findthem very interesting." okay, so the next question is apronunciation question, and that is: what is the pronunciation differencebetween "dogs" and "ducks"? so a duck is an animal, you know, that says:"quack quack", at least in english it does, and a lot of students, when they say thesewords they pronounce them the same way. so people don't know if you'retalking about a dog or a duck. so, what is the differencein pronunciation? well, "dog" has a differentvowel sound than "duck".
"dog" is longer, we say: "dawg". compare this to: "duck", whichis very short and a bit sharp. this is an "aw" sound:"dog", versus "uh": "duck". okay? so you notice the vowel sound here isshort, whereas the vowel sound here is long. when we add and "s" to "dog" and an "s" to"duck", we also have a different sound. in "dog", because of the "g", the "s"becomes a "zz" sound, as in a "z". so we say: "dawgz". you might not hear it, but there's a littlebit of a "zz" sound at the end of that. "dogs".
now, this is different from "ducks",which has a "ss" sound or an "s" sound. so there is apronunciation difference. say this one short with a "ss" sound, andthis one is longer with a "zz" sound. okay, great. so now let's look at somecultural questions about dogs. okay, so our next question: whatdo north americans think of dogs? and a lot of people in england thinkabout dogs this way, and australia. and this isn't everybody, but this iswhat a lot of the population think. what is their opinion on dogs?
well, let's get gizmoto help me out. gizmo, come here. okay, i'm going to pick him up. ah, here we go. so, in north american culture, dogs likegizmo are often treated like family members. some people even treat them as if they are theirchildren, although this is not everybody, but they really do care about theirdogs and they treat them like family. all right. this is gizmo's first time on camera, so ifhe's a little nervous, he's never been on
camera before. all right, let's look at thenext question, small talk. so, dogs are actually areally, really good...? oh, you want down, buddy? okay, i'll put you down. sorry. okay, so dogs are actually reallygood topics for small talk. if you ever have a conversation with somebodyand you see they have a dog, talking about their dog is agreat thing to do.
so if you're in the elevator or at the parkand you just want to meet somebody, you can ask them about their dog. here are some greatquestions, you can ask them: "what's your dog's name?","what's his name?", "is your dog a boy or a girl?","is it a male or a female?", "how old is your dog?" "how long have youhad your dog for?" okay, so another really good questionis: "what kind of dog do you have?" so in this case we're askingabout the type or the breed.
so there are many differentbreeds or types of dogs. there are chihuahuas, there are germanshepherds, poodles, you know, dalmatians. there are tons ofdifferent types of dogs. gizmo, in case you're wondering,is a lhasa apso-papillion mix. beautiful breed. and so people do liketalking about this. you can ask themabout their breed. are they mix? are they are purebred?
which means they are only onekind of dog, like a poodle. and there is so many different questions youcan ask about dogs, but it's something people really love talking about. so i highly recommend if you see a personwho has a pet, it's something that's a good thing to talk about. okay, so like i said, our petsare like our family, here. oh, thank you, gizmo,for that kiss. so, one thing i wanted to say is that a lotof the times in north american culture you'll actually see thatdogs are indoor dogs.
they're not outside a lot. they're actually... they actually stayinside with us a lot. sometimes, you know, they sit on ourcouches, and for some people they even... like might share, like, the same bed or theymight sleep on the same bed that, you know, their owner has. one other cultural thing that you might noticeif you ever come to canada or north america is that a lot of dogsactually wear clothes here. and gizmo is also...
he wears clothes, too, especially in thewintertime because it does get very cold. so a lot of dogs have winterboots and winter jackets. so if you come here, don'tbe surprised to see that. sometimes people dress up their dogs for fun,other times it's a necessity because it is very cold during the winter. okay, so gizmo and i would liketo thank you for watching. you know, we've had agreat time today i think. isn't that right, gizmo? yeah, he's a bit sleepy now.
oh. okay. so he's just going to say bye. so we hope you subscribe to our channel, andwe have a lot of other resources there. and if you come check out engvid at www.engvid.com,you can actually take a quiz on everything we learned today. all right? so thank you, gizmo,for your help today. and i hope you'veenjoyed this video. until next time, take care.
this isn't over, baby, don't believe a word they said! but then, but then,she takes a moment to ponder, to wonder what could've been given another chance! to find a light in the darkness and a way out of this! if only she could see what i could see! she takes a moment to stumble to her feet. if only i was there to hold her hand. if only she saw what i saw,
she'd get out of this one! she'd get out of here! what burns the most is that you lied right to my face! and, still, i hold your hand to set you free! (to set you free) with eyes closed, her heart breaks after it all, she brought this on herself,
on herself. for me, for you, the fallen. save her! for us, for them, for good, save her! she falls!
she falls before me! she falls! she falls! (save her) she falls! she falls! (she falls) she brought this on herself! (she falls) (this song's for you) and through it all,
- [voiceover] millions ofamericans hit the polls today to figure out who they wantto be the next president. but for some,reaching a decision after 17 months of nonstopcampaigning, debating, and awkward dancinghasn't been easy. i sat down for a groupof undecided voters, just before theyheaded to the polls. let's have it! who you guys voting for?
- i don't know. - i won't know untili get into the booth. i really won't. it's going to be a boltof lightning striking me, and telling mewhich lever to pull. - your voting strategyis to walk into the booth and wait for lightningto strike you? - yes. - i am fuckingsick of this shit.
you look at the twopeople and you figure out which one you like more, and that's it, boom! (snaps) - that's like choosing betweencancer and heart disease. - he's a bigot, he's a racist... - she's a lying,cheating, bitch. - just pick the one you like... (all speaking) - [christian] both,they're horrible.
- i wanna punch bothof them in the face. - [voiceover] and it'snot just these idiots, more people hateclinton and trump than like either one of them. but maybe i could use their hate to get them to makeup their damn minds. decide who you hate more, and then hate voteagainst that person. who do you hate more?
- he's a piece of shit. but he's less a piece ofshit than the other one. - so he's like asmaller piece of shit... - he's like achihuahua piece of shit compared to a granddame piece of shit. - so therefore, youshould vote for? - no idea. - that's hard, it'snot a cut and dry. - [voiceover] yes it is.
they just neededto do what everyone that hates a politician does. compare them to hitler. i want you to takethis hitler mustache, and stick it onto thecandidate who you hate more. okay, let's see who you guysthink is more like hitler. (signs rustle) that's it, we got it! trump is hitler, 4 to 1.
so we hate trump more. - [all] no. - you literally thinkone of them is hitler, and you still can't decide? - that's correct. - [christian] i wishi had two mustaches. - it doesn't definitivelyinfluence me to make a choice. - answer the question alan! hillary or trump?
- undecided. - [christian] same. - maybe these guys just needed to warm up on makinghate decisions. what do you hatemore, dogs or cats? - [all] cats. - armageddon or deep impact? - [all] armageddon. - armageddon.
- bill cosby or thewashington redskins? - [all] bill cosby - i would say the redskins. - you hate the redskins morethan you hate bill cosby? - i'm a giants fan, soyeah i'll go redskins. - he drugged andraped 50 people. - it's alleged. - alleged. - [voiceover] thesepeople are even undecided
about bill cosby. this is going nowhere. what would it takefor you people to make a fucking decision? (sigh)- i honestly don't know. - i'm kind of hoping oneof them is gonna get killed and the choice willbe made for me. - when the curtain closes,i will make up my mind. until that moment, i shallremain decidedly undecided.
- okay, we aren'tleaving this room until we figure this out. - [voiceover] it was time to make these undecidedsactually vote. so i got two ballots here. you've got the sexist cheezit. or you got the lyingrobot pantsuit. you can't vote for a cheezit, a cheezit is not a human being.
it's an inanimate object. - yes, alan, it wasa metaphor, okay? - that wasn't properlyexplained to us. - how many instructions doyou need for this exercise? - i don't think acheezit, a robot possibly, but not a cheezit. 'cause a robotcould be an android. - that's okay, alan,no one asked you. - okay.
- i want you totake your ballot, and put it into this ballot box. and we're gonna figure out whoyou mother fucking undecideds are gonna vote for, alright? but even a mock votewouldn't come easy. three of you voted for hillary, and two of you voted for trump. early on, four of you decided that trump was more like hitler,
so what that means, isthat one of you decided that trump was more like hitler and you still voted for trump. and i wanna knowwho that person is. - it was me, i got confused. i thought i was votingfor hillary, but itwas really trump. this is too much. - oh my god, we are fucked. - [voiceover] i couldn't letthis happen, so this afternoon,
i decided to stick withone of these idiots all the way to the polls tomake sure he made a decision. (intense music) who did you vote for? - i did not vote for anyone. - are you fucking serious?! fuck! (music fades)
Jumat, 26 Mei 2017
a furious attack of liberal media hours before 2nd presidential debate clinton - trump first on monday a liberal daily nyt publishes illegal copies of trump's tax returns from 95 that's 21 years ago then 5 days later also a liberal daily washington post prints transcripts of an illegally obtained copy
of an nbc recordings where trump talks about a woman it doesn't look good the recordings are from 2005 - 11 years ago dt is on the access hollywood bus to record his guest appearance in a soap opera so they ride on the bus - he is miked up - like i am here it very often happens when you mike a guest - he is not aware that he is often being recorded
and that was the case here it's an all-men crew on that bus what do men talk when they ride a bus? women that's what men do there's the host of the program - billy bush (now fired) a cousin of a former president g.bush his program co-host is nancy o'dell who is not present there
but they talk about her - trump says - yeah i know her i used to hit on her but didn't score liberal media went nuts the tape aired - trump immediately apologized said he was sorry for the words he used but added he heard far worse from bill clinton when they went out golfing but liberal dogs keep barking hours go by -
just as untill now hurricane mathew was dominating the news and reporters waded knee-deep in water now they wallow in this mud pounding the story non stop trump appears in front of trump tower stops traffic , people applauding cheering him like hitler in 1933 - unbelievable chanting usausausa despite all that scandal so the liberal media go even more crazy
and they pack programs with guests a woman - unbelievable - says that cword out loud which i can't repeat her - she says it out loud on cnn with no objection from the anchor- the liberal hypocrisy at work what happened to america today that liberalism can wage a disgusting war like that gloves are off - no holds barred falsehood, deception, hypocrisy
all the traits of liberal philosophy are present here but despite all that - it doesn't work hillary clinton is even ready to throw her husband under the bus to win the election it was obvious that in the upcoming presidential debate and in the next days - trump will be beating up on bill clinton who was impeached by the house for not only fondling an intern but having sex in the oval office with her that's what the case was all about
what i'm hearing hillary and bill have huge problems now between them they argue over her strategy which hurts him and his image bill clinton has a penthouse on the roof of his library in arkansas not many former presidents have that a 5000 sq ft manison a horde of interns comes there sources say and allegedly massage his feet
feet donald trump appears with his official statement right after midnight donald trump wins 2nd presidential debate you will see the polling results soon but for now all you will hear - the debate soundbites in the us, europe and poland in the liberal media - will be: trump called hillary clinton 'a devil" said she's 'got hate in her heart'
and that 'he will throw her in jail' my take - this was a town hall meeting where the audience is to ask questions an independent undecided set of voters the debate moderated by 2 liberal journalists cooper from cnn and raddatz from abc which trump described best as 3 on 1 fight
unexpectedly shortly before the debate donald trump organizes a press conference - with who? the women who were molested and abused by bill clinton there is a large gathering here there's paula jones - remember her? there's also a woman who said during the press conference she was raped by bill clinton - a well known story back from 75 or 78 he gathered them all one says -hillary clinton threatened me to be quiet
donald trump even invited the women to the debate liberal media were shocked. on cnn- what? they will all be there? unbelievable and that's how the debate is about to begin vehicles arrived backstage trump arrives first - first goes in leaving his entire entourage behind even poor melanie can barely keep up
when i saw that - i said - oh-oh trump means business he looked like a fighter entering a cage he's gonna fight he will fight for his political life he is ready for anything hillary clinton arrived with her husband, daughter the image message - we are a loving family
sensing what might happen. the pressure mounting - i tell you - traffic came to a standstill in manhattan america held its breath the debate has begun from the get-go trump received an avalanche of punches about the tape - the tape - the tape interrupting him - cooper did you do these things - these things i was appalled to what level the hosts dragged the debate down
i was curious what trump will do facing all that he surprised me he lowered the tone of his voice was very focused on what he said and was very calm and this resulted in slowly regaining the ground he said -i've told you - i made a mistake after that he goes on the attack "bill clinton - who now sits in this hall
he molested women - was impeached for that first time in history for having sex with a woman in the white house and that woman standing next to me allowed a child rapist go free the girl - now sits in this hall over there and you ask me about my words on some bus 11 years ago?" with this issue behind when he passed this first obstacle
he could move on hitting clinton about emails - now he took the initiative 30 000 emails - what happened to it? you deleted them and you husband met with attorney general at the airport for over 37 minutes they talked and then - all who were involved dismissed from testifying , took the 5th
i will do one thing - when i become president i will appoint a special prosecutor who will look into your case'- the silence ensued clinton put on a silly smirk on her face and says - how good it is - she said we don't have such person in charge of the law in this country "cause you'd be sitting in jail" - said trump the audience broke into applause this is how you got the now famous - "you'd be in jail" phrase
then they moved on to other issue energy , taxes i've told you - trump will destroy clinton in such debate as she doesn't know how to argue with a business man trump knows business back and forth taxes, energy etc this is business - that's what he knows so when he talks about taxes- he attacks her i do tax write-offs - same as your buddies george soros, warren buffet
who now pay for your campaign commercials attacking me that's the money they got from write-offs that's how the system works- if you wanted to change it you could've done it for 30 years and hillary clinton just kept smirking it's a mystery to me why no one advises her on that she kept that - pardon for saying that - a silly smirk it looked terrible -however i must say she herself looked good she must've heard my past commentary of course
but trump was better prepared - someone must have advised him too he always positioned himself behind clinton he is a tall man - 6 - i got 6 2 - he must be 6 4 at least he towered above her in every shot never sat down like a lion in a cage stalking his prey - it was fascinating to watch his was a very well prepared strategy all the pictures from the debate will show that
he stood behind her - didn't mock- or laughed at her this way was very presidential and that's why i believe he won the debate at the end they added an extra question i said to myself - now they're gonna finish trump off with some trick question but no - it turned out the question was very interesting last question can you tell something about each other which is good? donald trump wins the debate
one debate left ahead of us a pity - cause it's really fascinating to watch these are historic debates like we've never seen before and probably never will november 8th - the finale presidential elections in the us i'm max kolonko - tell it like it is - from new york
meet the marsh brothers. iâ€™m john marsh,and i am his brother, josh marsh, and weâ€™re cheerleaders here at the university of kentucky.go cats! coming to uk was a dream of mine because uk cheer is so huge in the cheer world.since 1985 weâ€™ve won 20 championships so this was a no brainer if you got the chance.iâ€™m just glad i got the chance. we always like to challenge each other and thatâ€™sawesome. us both being here was a blessing and our parents loved it. weâ€™re at the pointwhere itâ€™s go hard or go home. we like to feed off of each other. yeah. letâ€™s makethe crowd go wild. we really donâ€™t know what weâ€™re going to do before that game.so right before itâ€™s time to tumble, weâ€™ll like brainstorm some cool stuff. we know whatthe crowd will like. so like the last game,
we figured it out literally as everybody elsewas going. so weâ€™ll be like letâ€™s do ten back handsprings in a row and the crowd willlove itâ€¦back handsprings, back whips, something crazy. games and stuff they are fun, you knowwe like to hit the crowd, yeah. games and stuff are fun. we like to see the crowd. butcompetition is serious. itâ€™s not a joke. like we said, we came here because of thewinning attitude that they have and the winning tradition that they have. so we like to win.. we do the things that the other teams donâ€™t do. we try to make it look easy, yeah we tryto make it look easy. thatâ€™s why when it comes to are you going to see your familyfor christmas, we only get a couple of days. weâ€™re not getting that week. weâ€™re onlygetting a couple of days. some people don't
even get to go see their families becauseitâ€™s two a days. we put the hard work in. we are going to go out there - weâ€™re goingto hit, weâ€™re going to win and weâ€™re going to take the championship. weâ€™ll be doinga combination of two a days and performances. so the practices range from 2 hours to 3 hoursand thatâ€™s two times a day everyday until competition. two a days is easily the hardestpart of the season. we put the hard work in. our biggest goal as a team standpoint is hit.when youâ€™re up there, i just feel like if everyone does their job - performs, has agood time, electrifies the crowd - i feel like we can achieve 21. jomo always preaches,â€œyou go out there, you are the best, act like it. perform. act like it.â€ thereâ€™snothing more exciting than hitting a routine.
thereâ€™s literally nothing more excitingbecause as that first thing hits, youâ€™re like oh my gosh we did it and then you goto the next thing and it hits and youâ€™re like weâ€™ve got the flow! and you can feelas that last thing hits, itâ€™s over. letâ€™s do it! itâ€™s like, boom, drop the mic. whenweâ€™re in competition weâ€™re always supporting each other. iron sharpens iron. thatâ€™s basicallyour relationship. he 100% looking out for me and i â€˜m looking out for him. but iâ€™malso gunning for his spot and he knows that which works for him because heâ€™s like, â€œicanâ€™t let my little brother beat me.â€ i got to stay up there and i canâ€™t let himsurpass me so i have to keep fighting for it. so until that day weâ€™re still goingto be pushing. it doesnâ€™t matter if itâ€™s
in cheerleading or business or anything inlife. i feel like weâ€™re always going to have that iron sharpening iron relationship.and i think itâ€™s going to be awesome. josh, man, thatâ€™s my boy! thatâ€™s my little brother.heâ€™s literally my best friend. thereâ€™s nothing i wouldnâ€™t do for josh. iâ€™m thelittle brother so i'm always looking up to john. john is the role model that every boyor every girl needs in their life. i feel like without john there wouldnâ€™t be thatrole model. i feel like we have a really good relationship when it comes to driving eachother so we can reach success in anything in life. i think cheering with him and beingon the same team is legit. i think itâ€™s awesome. i know even outside of this, evenwhen he leaves, weâ€™ll still have the good
relationship. we'll still always have thatbond. hopefully weâ€™ll both makes lots of money and be able to retire and then go travelthe world together. that would be awesome. i would love to do that. iâ€™m john marsh,and iâ€™m his brother josh marsh and weâ€™re proud to be a big blue family.
iam - big dreams, big boxes every day is a tribulation why walk with your head held down the sun shines for all and will never ever fall too often told to change my ways putting my future at risk some say their lies stashed in big bags i put big dreams in big boxes
iâ€™m passing through, while some fools are dreaming big thinking it comes easy, couple of shots from a sig unless for them, itâ€™s simple as signing the dotted line on that big fat check, to get themselves that sweet ride but troubles come with that, and fear of a life thatâ€™s bland just like your conscience, that canâ€™t be cleaned with cash those dark stares, thrown at you left and right theyâ€™ll stick too, only deadened skin can take flight if only it was just about the kids being unruly in school
but their dreams unfold, then disappear in the classroom some teachers exulted over my failings, my losses most brushed away my ambitions, put them away in matchboxes my lifefrom 0 to 20, a sitcom wherei defied their plan for me theirpredictions, my future destined to be behind bars as bad a guessas paco rabanneâ€™s alignment of the stars to all those that swore that rap was just a one-night swing what up, itâ€™s me, bang, ooh i started spraying
messinâ€™ around, still a teenager at heart 30 years later, thick skinned, still playing the part thereâ€™s no shortcut to nirvana, weâ€™ll get there on our own and if i stumble on the path, thatâ€™s no problem every day is a bigday we put big dreams in big boxes â€œwhat are we gonna do with you mr mussard ?â€ is what they said. they wouldâ€™ve bet just a couple cents on my head true, hardly studied, rarely revised,
i couldnâ€™t focus, was a little wild always day dreaming, thatâ€™s what teacher notes said too much energy, couldnâ€™t harness it, get in my head itâ€™s not like i was aiming for the white house just an average dude, trying to find my way on an unmarked route. they told me, stay grounded or youâ€™ll get stranded. for a while i believed it then i disbanded down here, youâ€™re taught to follow, not reach you full potential you wake from dreams, and daylightâ€™s capped your credentials
i entrusted my dreams to the winds i held them dear and sacred and like a gi in the rice fields adjusted my visor, pulled up my sleeves like mineral water, it all became clear i dared to strive for the goals of my career i didnâ€™t want to be that under watered sprout surviving with just the dew, trying to ride it out to this day, i still hear their sarcasm
each one of my rhymes, is like backlash every day is a big day we put big dreams in big boxes alejandra gutierrez was never able to fight to win a medal at the olympic games. since then, she has enlisted in the military to pursue her career.
good morrow, and welcome to judging by thecover. forsooth. where we'll be judging... defender of the crown. which i would like to confirm right away isnot a porn game. by the cover. now, i know what you're thinking. of course defender of the crown isn't a porngame, yahtzee croshaw. it's as everybody knows a landmark strategygame released for the commodore amiga in 1986.
well, listener, apparently that wasn't madeentirely clear to whoever designed the box. first of all, get a load of that lady drapedover the armoured bloke's horse, wearing the crown that presumably has gotten all thesedefenders in a tizzy. at first glance, i thought her eyes were glowingwhite pupils on a purple background because she's possessed by satan. then i zoomed closer and realised, oh, she'sjust got her eyes shut and is wearing two spadefuls of eyeshadow. making her eyelids officially the most dressedpart of her. one bump on the road and that outfit goesfrom "off the shoulder" to "off the clitoris".
the last time i saw a cleavage like that,i endeavoured to mine it for rare ore deposits. this is the pc version, and the interestingthing about the nes version is that it's exactly the same scene but entirely redrawn for noapparent reason unless the artist on the localisation team was trying to look busy for the managementconsultants. you'll note that princess helplesstits isa lot more engaged with her surroundings in this version, as she reacts with terror ather captor's upraised weapon. probably because of what's going on with theshaft, there. take off the axe part of the weapon and what'sleft looks like it's been designed for very suspect purposes indeed.
interestingly, while the human charactershave been redrawn to look respectively more human, more scary and less like an angry dadat his kid's football game, the horses have transitioned to the nes cover largely unchanged. the white one looking surprised and going"oh, howard, why are you wearing that tinfoil hat?" and the brown one going "gah western democracyis a sham open your eyes people!" that's all very well, yahtzee, but what wasall that about mistaking the game for porn? so far your only evidence is a knobbly shaftand a woman who looks like she just spent the whole afternoon making use of one.
well, i haven't shown you the back of thebox, yet. let's start with the blurb. "cinemaware is adult entertainment." that draws a pretty firm line under the matterfor me, but let's keep analysing. "a revolutionary new genre that pulls youemotionally into the story and characters." yeah, i'd like to get pulled emotionally intoher. wahey the lads. in keeping with the whole 'cinemaware' conceit,the back of the box is made to resemble a cinema facade, with the screenshots arrangedlike they're posters designed by someone with
no imagination whatsoever. the ones on the left depict firstly a hotlady and secondly the exact moment in the cinemax film when stock saxophone music startsplaying. the other set of screenshots are a littlemore abstract. firstly, some men blowing very very long horns. secondly, a metaphorical image of the redcoatsstorming the gates. now take a look at the bloke buying a ticket. what a fucking class act we've got here - singlet,shorts and flip-flops. i know visiting the cinema isn't the grandsocial occasion it was in the early 20th century
but at least put some proper shoes on, thosefloors ain't sticky for nowt. clearly this is a somewhat downmarket theatrethat exclusively shows content of a quite family unfriendly nature. i mean, the guy's already got an anticipatoryhard-on so pronounced it's pulling the fabric of his shorts straight up his bum crack. no wonder april o'neil has shown up to getthe undercover scoop on this den of vice. oh, incidentally, nice job trying to coverup the name of the film from the original photo. i certainly can't tell that it originallyread 'running scared', probably the 1986 billy
crystal vehicle. i've seen captchas that were harder to makeout than that. but speaking of making out, let's get backto the blurb. the second paragraph is mainly going on aboutcharging steel and clashing steeds and all that bollocks but it does remember to bookendthe text with references to lusty wenches and many a beautiful damsel. but then in the very first bullet point wetalk about rescuing our lady, singular, so either all that lusty wenches talk was misleadingus or we're a philandering bastard and that norman prison will seem quite rosy after shegets us home and looks inside our breeches.
also, note the promise of easy-to-use mouseor joystick controls with no typing required. we are literally advertising that this gamecan be played one-handed. and if you want one last piece of sizzlingeroticism from this cover, look no further than that gorgeous sex pot in the lower right. "hello ladies," growls master designer kellynbeeck. "you know what they say. once you go beeck, you'll be back. within the week."
when we talked about wealth people sometimes africans are overlooked here we look at the top 10 richest people in africa at number 10 is issad rebrab and family net worth of 3.1 billion issad rebrab born in 1944 is an algerian billionaire businessman ceo of the cevital industrial group the largest private
company in algeria, active in steel, food agribusiness and electronics he is algeriaâ€™s richest person. at number 9, is isabel dos santos net worth: $3.3 billion africaâ€™s richest woman isabel dos santos is working to expand her stable of investments. she is the oldest daughter of angolaâ€™s longtime president
jose eduardo dos santos, who has ruled the country since 1979 when walking around luanda, the capital of angola it is not hard to bump into at least one of isabel dos santos' investments. her business ranges from telecommunication to banks to satellite tv to sports. in all, she owns a large chunk of the luanda's major businesses.
at number 8, is nathan kirsh net worth of $3.9 billion. swaziland businessman nathan kirsh is the founder of jetro holdings, a cash and carry wholesaler of perishable and non-perishable food products, household goods, equipment supplies and related goods for groceries retailers kirsch made his first fortune in swaziland several decades ago when he
founded the corn mill business in 1958. he subsequently expanded into wholesale food distribution in apartheid south africa and commercial property development at seven is mohamed mansour net worth of four billion dollars muhammad over sees the mansour group. he reported at increase sales in the familyâ€™s gm car
business which had taken a dive due to the 2011 egyptian revolution mohamed mansour was born into one of the most prominent business families in alexandria. the family business, mansour group, controls nine of egypt's top fortune 500 company though it needed to survive the nationalization and confiscation of its assets in 1965. mansour gained an
engineering degree from north carolina state university in 1968, and a masters in business administration from auburn university in 1971 teaching there until 1973 at number mike adenuga â€“ net worth: $4 billion the second richest man nigeria mike adenuga made his fortune through investments in mobile telecom and
oil production, his company his company globacom is nigeria second largest telecom operator and also has presence in ghana and benin. he also owns stakes in the equatoria trust bank and oil exploration firm conoil at number 5 is nassef sawiris net worth of 6.3 billion dollars nassef sawiris is the wealthiest man in egypt
the 53-year-old billionaire won a tax evasion case that had pitted him against the government of former egyptian president morsi. he has emerged as the biggest shareholder in german sporting-goods maker adidas. he is also the third-largest shareholder in swiss cement maker larfargeholcim ltd, created last year by the
merger of the industryâ€™s biggest companies at number 4 is christoffel wiese net worth: 6.3 billion dollars south african self-made billionaire continues to chase deals to add to his fortune. the retailing tycoon announced plans to swap his minority stake it company digicore for a stake in convergenet. wiese owns a 15%
stake in shoprite holdings, a chain of low-price price supermarket were present across multiple african countries at number 3 is nicky oppenheimer network of 6.7 billion dollars the oppenheimer family ended its 85-year reign atop diamond giant de beers in 2012, when nicky oppenheimer sold his 40 percent stake to anglo-america for 5.1 billion dollars
he is the chairman of de beers diamonds, course and also has significant increase in anglo-american plc the gold-mining company he also owns tswalu kalahari reservation the largest private game reserve in south africa at number 2 is johann rupert â€“ net worth: of 7.4 billion dollarsjohann rupert is a luxury goods billionaire. he is the
chairman of campaignfinanciere richemont,e a swiss company best known for brands like cartier and montblanc. rupert owns 7 percent stake in remgro and 25 percent of reinet. he was sometimes at chase manhattan bank. he asking a vocal opponent of fracking number one is aliko dangotet net worth of 15.7 billion dollars the
world's richest black man he is heralded by some of the face of the new nigeria. he is wealthiest man in africa. he built his fortune true three commodities sugar cement, flour and he plans to invest oil. his net worth stumble from 25 billion in feburary 2014 as a result of weaker nigerian currency and drop in the demand for cement he made his first fortune
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tom standage: that isjust such a good line. i'm totally stealing that. now that the internet is justway to make you go faster that's brilliant. thank you. you'll be hearing that on npr. so thanks very muchfor having me here. thank you, stephan, formaking it all happen. yes, i've written this bookabout social media and the idea
that it's a veryold thing and not as we are encouragedto think of it-- new and shiny and completelyhistorically unprecedented. i don't think it is. i think, actually, it hasbeen around for a long time. and that means it couldbe-- we can look at history and we can learn about it. we can learn someunexpected lessons from it. so in order tomake this claim, i
need to really define whati mean by social media. so what do i meanby social media? i think this is the sort ofcrucial aspect of social media is horizontal two waytransmission rather than vertical oneway transmission. i can say that to anaudience like this, but this is what inormally have to say. it's crucially media weget from other people. and it travels alongsocial networks,
and it results in thecreation of a distributed community or discussion. so you can feel part of a groupwith other people who are not physically present byexchanging media with them. so that means i'm notincluding word of mouth. i'm including anything thatinvolves writing or copying of media. so clearly this is somethingwe could do on the internet. and we know what the networktopology of that looks like.
but it turns out thatthis is something that you don't need adigital network to do. and i would contend that socialmedia environment have in fact existed for centuries. so what do you need to havea social media environment? i think you need to have,obviously, literacy. because in order to readand write the messages you're passing around,you need to be literate. but you also need the cost ofcopying them and delivering
them to be sufficiently low. and i think this situation wherethat combination first arose was in the late roman republic. copying and deliveringinformation was cheap then. it's cheap for us nowbecause of broadband. it was cheap thenbecause of slavery. and so slavery wasthe roman broadband. and this is a romancouple from-- actually, the first century ad,but around that time--
this is a mural from pompeii. and that chap on the right isa guy called terentius neo. and he was a baker in pompeii. and that's his wife there. and this is a muralfrom their house. and he is holdinga scroll and this is the label on thescroll, this bit here. so when you had lotsof scrolls on a shelf, it was like the spine of a book.
it was how youcould identify them. and she is holding what lookslike a samsung galaxy note 3, but is in fact a roman waxtablet sort of note pad thing. and what seems to be thecase is that he is the baker, and she actually runs thebooks and runs the business. so they are saying inthis mural, look at us, we are literate. they're proud of their literacy. and they are members ofthe roman middle class,
and not members of the elite. but this shows you thatliteracy was quite widespread among both men and women. but it's among the romanelite that we really see the social mediasystem working. because they'vegot-- a rich noble would have actuallyseveral slaves on his staff who were just messengers. and their job was to justrun around delivering
and collectingmessages on his behalf. and so really big families havetheir own essentially private postal services. and they could have messagestaken wherever they want. and they would alsohave scribes so they can have documentscopied very quickly. and if we look at theletters of cicero, which is the best preservedset of correspondence from this period.
and interestingly, we havehis inbox and his out box. we can see how the romansocial media system works. and so this is an example froma letter of cicero's-- "i sent you on march 24th a copyof balbus' letter to me and of caesar's letter to him." and this is a letterthat cicero is writing-- i think-- to his friend atticus. so if you think aboutwhat's happening here, balbus has written tocicero, and cicero's copying
that letter to atticus. but caesar has alsowritten to balbus, and balbus has copiedthat letter to cicero, and cicero is nowcopying that to atticus. so this is a thirdlevel retweet basically. and this is what people did. this is what they didwith their letters. and the reason they didwas that the roman elite was a bunch ofintermarried families.
and the political newsand the social news were very tangled up becauseif two families fell out, that could actuallymean civil war. and if two familiesformed an alliance, that would change thepolitical landscape. and that might becemented with a marriage. but then if there was adivorce, that would mean that, potentially, therewas obstruction and there was going tobe political fallout.
so what we see isall of these member of the roman elitewriting to each other. and we see somequite forming letters that cicero writesto other people to remind them of thathe's their friend when he's in trouble. and then other people writingto him when he's on top. and there, they're worriedabout their position. and so the socialand the political
are very closely mixed together. here's another example. on this occasion, cicerohas written a letter criticizing caesar, and he'sput it into general circulation. so he's sent copies of itto many of his friends, and they've copiedto and passed it on. and he's also kept-- becausehe kept copies of everything he sent-- he would havekept the rough copies, and his scribe would then makethe neat copies to send out.
he says that he's actuallyallowed people who've said, i've heard you've writtena really scorching letter about caesar. can i have a copy of it? so this is what he'sallow to happen here. and the same wouldhappen with speeches. so if you were a romanand you gave a speech and you're particularly proud ofit, you would put copies of it in circulation.
so that even peoplewho haven't been able to hear you makethe speech could read it. and in fact, more peoplemight then read the speech than had actually seenyou deliver the speech. and roman books were alsopropagated in this way. a book would be a setof rolls in a box. and if you were aroman author, you would choose the wealthiest,most influential patron that you could.
actually, you wouldchoose the patron who had the most foot trafficgoing through his library. and you would thenhave the book put in his library oryour dedicated to him. and you would hopethat the people passing through the library wouldread it and be so impressed that they would askfor a copy of it. and at that point, he wouldget his scribes to make a copy. and this is why the slaves andthe scribes are like broadband.
the marginal cost per pageis zero at this point. because he's paid forthe slave, and he's paying for the upkeep ofthe slave in the same way that you pay you'rebroadband bill every month. and so you can have as manypages copied out as you like, you just have to waitfor them to download. so this is why it'slike broadband. so the books would then spreadfrom one library to another. and if you werereally successful,
you could tell you'dmake it as a roman author if you went to the bookseller's street in rome and you saw a copyof your book on sale. that would mean enough peoplewere going to the book sellers and saying, have you gotthe new thomas standage's? and eventually they wouldfind someone who had it and make some copies sothat they could sell them. so they would only do that ifthere was sufficient demand so books werepropagating socially.
but my favoriteexample is the way the news circulated in thesort of official gazette. and it's calledthe "acta diurna." it was founded byjulius caesar in 59 bc. and as someone whoworks in news media, that means he sort offounded our industry, which is quite funny. and this was a summaryof the debates that's happened in the senate and inthe people's assembly each day.
and it was also a roundup ofbirths, deaths, marriages, and divorces, because thosewere politically very important. and announcement of publicholidays, the gladiator results, that kind of stuff. and this newspaperwas produced each day. but it was bizarrely-- by a sortof traditions of the newspaper industry-- the circulationwas apparently rather low. only one copy of it was made. and it was put up in the forum.
and if you want to read it,you have to go to the forum and read it yourself. or, if you were a wealthynoble and you had a scribe, you could send a scribedown to copy down the bits that aremost relevant to you. and then you couldread it over breakfast. and you would do that using adevice that looked like this. and this is a roman ipad. and this is exactlythe size and the shape
and the aspect ratioof the modern ipad. and you'll notice, googlefolks, that it's not 16:9. so the romans decidedthat the big bevel, which apples apparentlyabout to get rid of, and 4:3 was the way to go. anyway, they alsohave the smaller ones we saw early on whichis this sort of thing. these were things youcould note stuff down on. i'll go back to theroman ipad there.
so you could thenread the news on this, and then you would sendthe news that you thought would interest your friendsto them in a letter. and we see this-- we see it inthe letters of pliny and pliny the elder and also inletters of cicero and tacitus talked about this as well-- thatwhen a roman was outside rome, they would expect theirfriends to keep them abreast of the newsby sending them the most relevantparts of the "acta."
and in some cases, infact, entire copies of the "actadiurna" transcribed. and that way they could keepup with what was happening. but they didn't just what theraw content of the "acta," they wanted the discussionof it the commentary and the analysis that theirfriends would provide around it as well. so the romans were usingtheir friends to sift the news and to deliver the news.
it was a social distributionsystem for all of this stuff because, of course,there was no broadcast. there was no printing press. it was the only way youcould actually do it. and this seems towork very well. we can tell thatnews from rome would get to britain inthe west and syria in the east in aboutfive or six weeks. and that's really not bad.
so news would propagate infrom the provinces to rome, and then would bealso distributed from the center outwards. and there were boatsgoing to and fro. seneca is very amusing. he writes about how some peoplewere so obsessed with getting their mail that they-- whenthey saw the ships coming from egypt with the mail-- theywould rush down to the harbor. and he would sit downand sort of laugh at them
in the same way thatpeople who are addicted to their blackberrysare mocked-- or used to be when anyonehad blackberrys. and this is a sortof being hooked on the dopamine rush togetting your mail is something that even theromans were mocking. probably the most effectiveuser for the roman social media system was the apostle paul. and he used it todistribute the epistles.
if you think about it,epistles are letters. this is a classic exampleof how roman letters were passed around. and so, this is whatpaul says in his letter to the colossians. so he's got thisnetwork of churches across asia minor and greece. and he's writing to them all. and he's encouraging them toread out the letters in church,
and then to copy themto local churches. and also to getcopies of the letter that he's writtento those churches. and what happensis all the chapters end up with a set of all theletters that he's written. and they end up being madeinto part of the new testament. and by doing this,what he's doing is binding together thiscommunity of churches. he's making them feel likea distributed group that
are connected to each other. and they hear about one ofthe church's being persecuted, and they're invited to prayfor the members of that church. and he resolves matters ofdoctrine and answers questions. and that's something thatthey're all interested in and they all want to hear about. so he helps to formthe christian church in the first centuryad using social media. and the socialdistribution of the epistle
are still going on today. in churches on sundayswhen epistle is read out, that is the samesocial distribution system still in action. which is something that's beengoing on for a very long time. and in fact, what paul's doingis he's arguing at this stage with other members ofthe early church who think that christianityshould be just the jews. and he's arguing that, no, itshould be open to everyone.
and because he essentially runsthe more effective social media campaign, he prevails. which is whychristianity ends up being an open religionin the way that it did. so this is, as faras i could see, the first example ofa social media system. you've got enoughliteracy, you've got enough-- it's cheapenough to copy and deliver information.
and so you get social mediafirst in the roman world. and what i do inthe book is i look at many other examples of this. so i'll touch on acouple of others. so here's the second one. this is 1,500 years later. again it involvesthe christian church. but instead of using socialmedia to reinforce the church, this is martin luther using itto actually split the church.
that wasn't hisinitial intention. initially, he justwanted to have a debate about thedoctrine of indulgences. and these are sort of ticketsthat the catholic church would sell you to get out ofpurgatory after you died. and the idea was that ifyou gave them some money to help them build-- in thiscase, saint peter's rome, that giant cathedral--they would then give you a ticket that wouldmean when you died,
you wouldn't have to spendso long in purgatory. and luther thought thisall sounded a bit silly. because the sales peoplewere saying you could also buy tickets for your alreadydead relatives who were, presumably, stuck inpurgatory at that point, and you'd be able torelease them straight away. and they were playingwell at fast and loose with this doctrine. so luther drew up this listof problems he had with this.
if he'd done it thesedays, he'd have done it-- i'm sure-- as a listicle. it would've been on buzzfeed. you know, 95 crazyquestions the pope must answer about indulgences. but of course, it wasn't. it was 1518, sohe didn't do that. instead, he wrote them in latinand pinned them to the door to church in bittenburgwhere he was a theologian.
and this was the noticeboard for the university. so he was invitingpeople to come and debate with him about this. now, this was soexplosive that people started to copy down thetheses and circulate them to their friends. these are the thesesthat he wanted to debate. the 95 theses. and so far, this sounds likea roman distribution system.
you've got people copyingstuff down in latin and sending it to theirfriends, manuscript form. but of course, what's happenedsince the roman period is the printing presshas been invented. and so eventually, someprinters get hold of this and they print them. and print 1,000 copies, sothat's a very big increase in the number ofcopies in circulation. those copies getcarried to other towns.
those printers there gethold of it, they print it. some of the printerstranslate this into german so that more people can read it. and the result is thatthese 95 propositions-- written in, frankly, veryimpenetrable theological latin-- spreadvery, very quickly. and a contemporaryof luther's says that in fact it tooktwo weeks for the theses to spread throughoutgermany, and only a month
for the rest ofcontinental europe. so this was extraordinary. and it was a completesurprise to luther. he wasn't expecting to do this. he said, the theses "areprinted and circulated far beyond my expectation." but he realized this presentedhim with an opportunity. if he wanted to take hismessage about problems with the corruptionof the catholic church
and the need to reformit to the people, he could use this mechanism. so he followed up with a seriesof pamphlets, mostly written in german. and a very easy tounderstand german which avoided any sort ofdialectic-- regional dialects. and he would simply take thetext on one of these pamphlets that he would write and giveit to a printer in his town. and they wouldprint 1,000 copies.
and then those copies wouldripple to other towns. and printers there wouldprint them as well. they would spread andspread in this way. and he didn't haveto do anything. the audience was sufficientlyinterested in his message that they amplifiedit themselves. and the printers were sortof special super nerds who could make this applicationmuch, much more efficient. and so you could measurehow effectively his campaign
worked. today, we measure social mediacampaigns by how many +1s or likes or retweets orreblogs or repins they get. but for luther it wasthe number of reprints by printers that's thereally crucial thing. and it shows that you can domartin luther's traffic stats. and it looks like this. and this shows you have a greatbig spike in traffic in 1523, which is the heightof the reformation.
where you've gotall the order world 353 prints of1,000-- maybe 2,000-- copies of these pamphlets. what's happening here isthat the blue pamphlets are latin ones and thered ones are german ones. and the dark bits are thenumber of new pamphlets that martin lutheris issuing each year. and the white ones arethe number of reprints. so you see, mostly what he'sdoing is writing in german.
but he did write some inlatin because he was also addressing thetheological audience to who he wrote in latin. you can see that the retweetsof existing pamphlets are sort of moreimportant than the number of the actual pamphletsthat he's putting out. and overall, there was somethinglike 5 to 7 million pamphlets by luther and othersfloating around europe within the first 10years of the reformation.
and the result was the splittingof western christendom, and the emergence of protestantchurches and protestant christianity. so this is the result ofsocial media campaign that is helped along byimprovements in the technology of propagation, inthis case printing. here's another example very dearto me which is coffee houses. and coffee houses wereparticularly popular in england.
and they became popularin the second half of the 17th century. and coffee houses weremedia sharing platforms. you went to thembecause they had all sorts of things to read. so this is anexample on the right of what a pamphletwould look like. and again, pamphletswere very often written in the form of letters, evenif they weren't actually
letters to real people. so this is a letterfrom a gentleman in kent to a friend in london. and this is aliterary device just to say a particular thingabout what's going on. but it was the sort of thingyou'd find in coffee houses where you could go and you wouldfind a very free conversation. and you could read all mannerof printed news instead of being used books-- whichare precursors of newspapers.
there would bepamphlets, there would be handwritten newsletters thatwere called "letters of news." these were gathered by theprecursors of journalists. they were people who wentaround listening and talking and exchanging gossip andthen they'd write it down and they would sendthese "letters of news" to paying subscribersin the countryside. and again, that's quite a romansort of way of doing things. so you can find all ofthese things in coffee house
and you could discussstuff with people. and it was a very alluringinformation environment. and we see this from thediary of samuel pepys. he often says, "serviceto the coffee house." and he tells you all the sortsof amazing people he would meet and things you would learn. that he would meet a merchantfrom the south seas who'd seen people who'd learnto write with their feet. or there's a new kind offruit called a pineapple,
or that sort of thing. and so it was a very alluringinformation environment. in fact, some peoplethought it was too alluring. and that people werespending too much of their time just hangingout and coffeehouse networking and sharing gossipwith their friends. so it's a very sortof recognizably modern environment. and one of the reasons that itwas that people were encouraged
to mix socially in a waythat they otherwise normally wouldn't. so there was aconvention of politeness in coffee housesand a convention that you would leavedistinctions of social class behind as you entered there. so you would enter,you would pay a penny for dish of coffee--and that was the kind of admissionprice-- and then
you could join inthe conversation. and the idea was, as acontemporary description, "gentleman mechanic,lord and scoundrel mix and are all of a piece." what this meansis that ideas were able to cross socialboundaries in a way that they previouslycouldn't have done. and so this was what made goingto a coffee house so exciting. that you never knew--the serendipity
was part of the attraction. you never knew who you mightmeet or what you might learn. and i have many moreexamples in the book. this is a commonplace book. commonplace bookswere notebooks where you would write down cool stuff. and it might be apoem that had been sent by a friend, a newsonnet by shakespeare perhaps. or an aphorism-- maybe you'rereading one of the classics,
and there was aparticularly good quote from cicero or from tacitusor something like that. you think, oh that's great,i'm going to write that down in my commonplace book. and that way, when youwanted to remember it later, you'd know that it wasin your commonplace book. and then you mightalso write a letter to a friend saying,by the way, i've come across this reallygreat quote today.
and they would then-- ifthey thought it was awesome as well, they would copy itinto their commonplace books. sometimes people wouldexchange commonplace books. or they would sometimesshare commonplace books within families, within groupsof friends, where people would write these things downand write poems and comment on each other's stuff. and this looks to bevery similar to what we see with, say,tumblr and pinterest,
where 80 percent of the contentcirculating on those networks is rebills or repins ofother people's stuff. so it's self expressionthrough the curation of other people's content. and some of what youpost is original, but actually thevast majority is the selection ofother people stuff. so that is quite astriking parallel i think, with the way somesocial platforms work today.
and there are others as well. i talk about pamphletsin the english civil war, the circulation of poetryin the tudor court, the circulation ofpamphlets in the run up to the americanrevolution, the circulation of poems on tiny slipsof paper in the run up to the french revolution. and all of thesehave characteristics that are very similarto different aspects
of social media today. so the idea, thatis, that this has all got a much deeper and richerhistory than we might think. so what happened it? why is it that we've failedto notice this before? well, i think the reason isthat we had this big shift that took place in the19th century where we went from this sortof network topology to this sort of thing.
and essentially,machines were invented starting with the steampress and later radio and tv transmitters. that made it possible to deliverinformation single message to a large audiencevery, very efficiently. and this changed the waythat information travelled. people still wroteeach other letters and exchangedinformation socially. but this is wasmuch more efficient
that more of their media dietcame from these centralized one way broadcast sources. if you look at newspapers in thebeginning of the 19th century, the average circulationnewspaper was 1,000 or 2,000/ they were very, verylocal and they were sent to the local's social platforms. most of what wasin newspapers was letters sent in by readers,reports of speeches, and so on. it was not articles writtenby professional journalists.
and what happens by theend of the 19th century is that steam presses make itpossible to have newspapers with a million copiesbeing produced a day. and what this does--because the equipment needed to do this to reacha large audience is so expensive--that gradually, the scale of theseplatforms goes up and the barrier to entrygets bigger and bigger. this means that the accessto that technology--
the ability to send yourthoughts to lots of people-- is concentrated into thehands of a very small number of people-- journalists andopinion leaders, politicians. and most people arenot participating in the system other than tobe recipients of information. and i think the most sort ofthe infamous example of this is the nazi volksempfanger. so we've heard of thevolkswagen, the people's car. this is the people's receiver.
and the nazis recognizedthe power of radio to impress their view of theworld on the german people. and the volksempfangerwas deliberately designed not to be able topick up foreign broadcast. so all you could listen towas the fuhrer banging on. "dans deutschlandhurt dem fuhrer." so, "the whole ofgermany is the fuhrer." you could see thatthere they all are, gathered symbolicallyaround this radio.
this is as far away from thesocial media distribution as is possible to get. this is a single manimposing his view of the world onan entire nation. this is one way. and this is as unequalas it's possible to be. but of course what happenedin the past 10 years is that the internethas massively reduced the cost of deliveringinformation to large audiences.
so it's now possible for socialdistribution systems to compete with broadcast and withmass media in a way that it previously couldn't. and we can seeinformation to shifting. we can see people arespending less time watching tv and reading newspapers, andmore time on social platforms getting their friends to filterinteresting stuff towards them. and there are lots of surveysof young people showing that they don't readnewspapers at all.
and my children don'twatch television, they kind of watch youtube. and a lot of whatthey watch on youtube is usually generated contentmade by people like them for people like them. so i think this means we needto look at the history of media in a very different way. we used to thinkof it like this-- where we had old media, whichwas analog, and broadcast.
and then theinternet came along, and we have newmedia and digital and it was moresocial in nature. and this is a partof the picture. i think if we look atthe last 2,000 years, it looks like this. we need to have thisperiod of really old media because nobody isnot really that old. i have the arbitrarydate of 1833 here.
because that's the year thatthe first penny newspaper was launched, "the new york sun." and it was the first newspaperthat adopted the new mass media model where most of the moneycame from advertisers not subscribers. and you use the fact thatyou had a large audience to appeal to advertisers whothen gave you that money. to bootstrap that model, thefounder of "the new york sun" did a rather clever thing.
instead of selling his newspaperat $0.06 like everyone else, he sold it at $0.01 whichmeans he'd lose money. so he copied ad wordsfrom the other newspapers and put them in. and then he went toadvertisers and said, look, all of these othercompanies are advertising. maybe you should. and they all fellfor it and signed up. so that was how hebootstrapped the model.
and that modelworked very nicely, thank you, forthe media industry until just a few years ago. at the peak in 2007, anaverage american newspaper got 87 percent of itsrevenue from advertising. so that turned outto be unsustainable, and they're now havingto find new models. so i think we need tolook at it like this and we have to recognize thatthere was this very long period
of really old mediawhich, in many ways, is similar to new media. and what new media hasdone is brought back the spirit of the coffeehouseand the other social platforms that were around beforethe advent of mass media. so that means i think giventhat similarity between really old media and new media,that ancient old social media systems have lessonsfor us today. many of the questions wehave about social media today
actually arose in conjunctionwith these ancient social media systems as well. so i think that couldbe quite informative. and again, in the book i lookat several examples of this. but i'm just going totouch on three of them now that relate tothe three examples that i gave you earlieron-- so the roman, luther and coffeehouses. let's start with this one.
is social media merelya dangerous destruction that wastes time? this is very common tocritique of social media today. in particular, the ideathat social networking should really becalled not working. and it's a sort ofway of avoiding work rather in the way ofdoing anything useful. and this turns out tobe a timeless complaint. so this is oxford in the 1670's.
anthony wood, who wasan academic in oxford, is very worried about thefact that, "solid and serious learning is in decline." and the students arenot actually doing work anymore because they'rein coffee houses all the time. and it's not just in oxford. meanwhile in cambridge,"hours are spent in talking and less profitable readingof newspapers-- scholars are so greedy after newsthey neglect all for it."
and another pamphletfrom the period warns that coffee housesare "great enemies to diligence andindustry-- the ruin of many serious and hopefulyoung gentleman and tradesmen." and so this is all quitea modern sounding critique of these veryalluring platforms. they're so alluring thatpeople go in and don't realize what's happened andhours later as they emerge realizing that theafternoon has disappeared.
it has turned out to beactually exactly wrong. if you look at whatcoffee houses actually did in the late17th century, they turned out to be-- ratherthan enemies of diligence and industry-- they turned outto be crucibles of innovation. because of this mixingof ideas and people who had previously not beenable to encounter each other, this was a really,really fantastic place to come up with newideas, new ventures,
whether that was jointstock companies, whether it was the scientific revolution. the royal society came out ofmeetings held in coffeehouses by scientists. isaac newton writes "principamathematica," the foundation stone of modern science inorder to settle a coffeehouse argument betweenhook, haley, and rand about the nature of theinverse square law of gravity and its relationship tothe shapes of orbits.
lloyd's of london startsoff as a coffeehouse where marine shippers meetand discuss insurance. and then theyrealize that this is something they'reall interested in. you have lloyd's listpinned to the wall. it turns into lloyd's of london. it goes from coffeehouseto insurance market. similarly, there'sanother coffeehouse called jonathan's whereall the stock traders would
meet that turns into thelondon stock exchange. so all of this innovationcomes out of coffeehouses, because they're veryfertile environments where people and ideas can mix. and i think there'sa lesson for us there, that social mediaoffers us similar opportunities within companies, betweencompanies, and as scientists or individuals or artists--that we can encounter people and exchange ideas andcome up with new cool stuff
as a result of it. second question. so again, this is a verysort of current question. the role of social media inrevolutions and to what extent were facebook andtwitter factors in causing arab springand that sort of thing. well, it turns out that thisis also a very old debate, and we can ask martin luther. martin luther says, "from therapid spread of the theses,
i gather what the greaterpart of the nation thinks of indulgences." so this is a phenomenonthat media scholars call synchronization of opinion. if you were luther andyou saw your pamphlets spreading like wildfire--one description was that they weremore seized than sold. so people really couldn't waitto get their hands on them. then that toldyou that there was
quite a lot of supportfor your views. and more importantly, if youwere one of the readers of one of luther's pamphlets,pamphlets were quite accessible. they cost about thesame as a chicken. so they were much, muchless expensive than buying a book, which waslike buying a car. so they really wereaccessible to ordinary people. and if you went to theprinter in your town and said, i hear there's a new martinluther, have you got a copy?
and the printersaid, no, sold out. then you knew that lots ofother people in your town were interested inwhat luther had to say and probably agreed with youthat he was on to something. and so this was howpeople across europe were able to recognize thattheir views about the nature of the catholic church andcorruption in the higher echelons of the catholicchurch was shared by large numbersof other people.
and that's ultimatelywhat enabled the reformation to get going. and so i think the wayof thinking about this-- and we saw the samewith the arab spring, where previousefforts by governments had been successfulto stifle outbursts of local dissent,local protests. but social mediaeventually allowed people in one part oftunisia to tell people
in the rest of tunisiawhat was going on. and then people acrosstunisia could say, well, hang on a minute, we allthink that this isn't on. and then youactually get change. and so i think theway that you should think about this is thatsocial media doesn't actually trigger or start revolutions. there's an underlyinggrievance in both cases here about the corruptionof the catholic church
or of the despotic leadersin various arab countries. and that's the ultimate cause. and once there's aspark, social media synchronizes opinionand allows the protest to spread much more quickly. so it's like an accelerant. it doesn't start a fire, ithelps it spread more quickly. this is jared cohen'sidea, a google person. and i think he's put hisfinger on it by saying,
it's the accelerant, is theright way of thinking about it. finally, is social media a fad? well, i hope that my verybrief tour 2,000 years of it has convinced youto actually this is a very old idea withvery deep roots and a very rich history. if we go back tothis chart here you can see that actuallyit's old media that is the historical anomaly here.
this was just aconsequence of the fact that technologies topropagate information really quickly to large audiencesused to be really expensive. and they used to be onlyavailable to a small number of people. and there were businessmodels you could build around that to do with scarcityand local monopolies. but they don't workanymore, as we've seen what's happened tothe newspaper industry
in particular. so that was the anomaly. and really, new media and itssimilarity to really old media is a sort of reversion tothe way things used to be. so i think this is a fad at all. i think historically,the broadcast era was the sort of fad-sh bit. it was the historical anomaly. so i think that means that we,users of social media today,
are as to a centurieslong tradition even if we didn't realize it. what i've to tried to do isto put our use of social media today in historical context. and there are thesevery direct parallels between the source ofsocial media we use today, and the source that existedin the past like this. so i hope i've convinced youthat social media doesn't just connect us to each other today,it also links us to the past.
oh, this is my bookon the subject. this is what it looks like. audience: so iwas wondering what lessons you can draw fromthe really old media in terms of something else you mentioned,which was the business models for newspapers that havekind of become obsolete now? tom standage: well, i think allmedia companies are struggling with now is how they makesharing their friend. and we saw in-- the musicindustry was hit first by this.
and the model ofthe music industry has sort of ended up with isthat the emphasis on selling music-- that'sgoing to be of much more part of theirrevenues in future. and much more of it is goingto come from basically tickets to live events andmerchandise and so on. so there's beenthat shift there. similarly, newspapersare shifting away from advertising funded modelsto subscription funded models.
some of them can doadvertising from it, but they can't-- thenumber of papers, the number of publications thatthat model will sustain is-- because they're allcompeting globally-- is nothing like asbig as it used to be. but my favorite example isactually the asian video game model. where instead of theconsoles and selling the games and thelicensing fees to model
that we have inthe west, you have to model of distributingthe client software. and you actually wantas many copies of it to be made as possible, andto be as easy as possible to download it. and then you get a very largenumber of people playing a game and it's free to play. and then you sellin-game upgrades. and that's where you'llmodel comes from.
so this is a model that works. the more widely yourclient software is pirated, the better it works. and i think whatwe're all trying to do in differentparts of the industry is work out how we makesharing our friends in our particular industry. audience: so for every personthat creates something great based on social media or everygroup of people that does,
there's the average person. where it is genuinelyjust a big time suck and they're not going tocreate the next "principia mathematica". so are there any lessons we canglean from the really old media model to increase the amountof the great things that come from social media? tom standage: well, oneof the timeless complaints about media, whenevertechnology makes it easier
to distribute stuff isthat there's then too much. and that the wrong people arepublishing the wrong thing. so we see this now aboutthe trivialization, the coarsening of debate. and one man's trivialization isanother man's democratization. and if we look at whathappened to-- so erasmus is complaining aroundthe time of luther that there are all thesepamphlets flying around. they're really short.
they're in german sothey're really easy to read. and this means no one's readingthe classics in latin and greek anymore, which he thinksis a big-- terrible. so it's very similar tosort of modern complaints that as media becomes easierto consume and more people access to it thatit's a bad thing. but if you look at whathappened-- and then there was a sortof huge increase in the number of booksthat were published.
and people felt veryoverwhelmed by it. and people feel overwhelmedby what's happening now. but what actually happenedin the case of printing in the last bigstep change here, was that people figured outmechanisms, technologies, to cope and to sift thegood stuff from the bad. so things like-- in thecase of books-- book reviews and tables of contents andbibliography and indexes. and what all ofthose things are is
they are ways to figure outwhether a particular book is relevant to what you'redoing and to find the bits that arerelevant to you quickly. without having to read--because you can't plausibly read all of the booksabout everything. we're used to that now. we're never goingto be able books. so instead, we rely onthese other mechanisms to identify the good stuff.
and i think that'swhat we're going to have with-- we've obviouslyseen this with the internet. we had the yahoodirectory model. that was great for a while. then we had thesearch engine model. that also got its merits. now, we seem to be in a worldwhere we are using social as part of thefiltering process. and there's this combinationof search and social
that google is doing as well. so i think all of this is theprocess by which we determine where the valuable stuff is. and what's really goodabout these versions of it is that it's capable ofproducing different answers for different people. so what i think isthe really cool stuff will be different from what youthink is the really cool stuff. but as far as i'mconcerned, this
is the task you areengaged in which is helping people findthe-- organizing the world's and so what you're doing ispart of this very, very long historical continuumof some of what people have beentrying to do before. audience: what are your thoughtson the rate of information delivery and how that'schanged and maybe effected attention spans oranything like that? tom standage: well,certainly the analogy
isn't perfect in the sensethat the internet is global, instant, searchable,and maybe, permanent. we don't know howpermanent it is. so the analogy thoughi think is close enough to be informative because wesee the same social reactions. and my thesis is, in all ofmy writing about the history of technology, that weessentially-- our brains are still runningthe same stone age software anddifferent technologies
come and go and just push thesame buttons in our brains. so the twitter pushesthe same button for me as coffeehouses didfor the samuel pepys. so in that sense, i'm sort ofarguing that the rate of change doesn't-- you know, people have alwayscomplained about this before. a good example wouldbe the step change in the range of informationthat occurred with the telegraph in the 19th century.
if you look at howstockbrokers used to deal with theirclients, you might meet your stockbroker once ayear, or maybe twice a year. and you might say,i'm going to sell tea, i'm going to buy gold. what you think willhappen to the price of tea in next six months? and then the telegraphmeant that you could have multiple priceupdates every day, globally.
and stockbrokers were not reallyterribly impressed by this. because it meant that theyhad to work a lot harder, they were alwaysgetting messages to buy or sell this,that and the other. and they thought thiswas a big problem. but of course, then the nextgeneration of stockbrokers thought this was totallynormal and got used to it. so we actually see thispattern again and again. and we see the complaintthat attention spans
are getting shorter. we particularly see it withthe telegraph, actually. that it makes people nervous. that we only skim thesurface of things. that it leads to politiciansspeaking in soundbites. these are allactually complaints that arrive in the 19th century. so they're not actually newand the world didn't end then. people have gotten used to it.
so i think that justtells us that we will just get used to it again. we'll have to find andidentify and create these coping mechanisms. some of which aretechnological, like tables of contents or search engines. and some of which aresocial technologies, customs about how we shouldand should not use things. but that's what's particularlybewildering about this.
and living through a periodwhere we're still figuring out our answers to those questions. audience: i was justlooking at your timeline and wanting to goback the other way. i think you can add twomore giant blocks of time to that view whichis the dark ages. which was a very centralizedmedia from the church world. there's a thousand year blockwhere it wasn't the old media. tom standage: sowhat's the other block?
audience: therewas another block before that was in the ageof primitives and ziggurats. again, strong central control. tom standage: well, yesi see what you mean. especially, itdepends what you mean by the consumption of media. so most people aren'tconsuming it at all. in the dark ages, you've got-- audience: well, it's the church.
tom standage: you've gotmonks writing stuff out, and then you've got the pulpitas a sort of quasi broadcast medium. yes. but i think that mostpeople are not-- where are they getting-- they're justnot consuming media at all. so the actual-- so it'svery hard to work out what the balance ofdistributed versus-- centralized versussocial media is--
i should also stress this isvery much western centric view. i have been looking fornon western examples, and there's some quitenice cases of social poetry in 10th and 11th centuryjapan, for example. and what i'm hopingwill happen is that the publicationof this book will sort of flushout some more examples and i'll be able to broaden it. going back to the periodbefore the romans,
i think basically theliteracy rates were very low. if you look at-- there areexamples of-- you'll see, there are a couple i havein the book where they're are scribes in egypt whohave a sort of poetry club. and they send each other poems. but they were really very,very few examples of it because literacy isso so restricted. and in fact, in egypt's,the scribes deliberately avoided adopting the muchmore efficient technology
of the alphabetbecause they wanted it to be hard to read and write. because they wanted topreserve their special status as people who could do it. and so, they actually foughtagainst this far more efficient way of the way of doing things. so that's why i think itreally starts with the romans where you have a reasonablywidespread use of media by ordinary people and then theyare sharing it in a social way.
audience: the library ofalexandria comes to mind. also, the retrieving of thebuddhist [inaudible] from india and spread of buddhism onthe silk road is another-- tom standage: so theretrieval of-- so that's involvingwritten documents. audience: writtendocuments, yes. tom standage: oh, brilliant. they-- yeah. so this is the kind of thingthat is being flushed out.
that's what i want to find. audience: you were sayingthat if your book was copied or your letter was copiedin-- that's like re tweeting. and now, people wheneverthey publish something or your youtube videosif a lot of views then you're theoretically--right-- making more money? but that didn't seemto be part of it. because if thathappened today, right, there would be all thiscopyright, oh my gosh,
people are selling my book. so was they're not--i mean, were people not trying to earn money? there's definitely somedifference here, i'm not-- tom standage: yeahno, that's true. so i mean, copyrights area relatively modern idea. it goes back to the beginningof the 18th century. and so roman authorsdidn't expect to be able to makemoney because they knew
that the only way toget their book out there was unrestrictedcopying by the audience. and that was-- theycouldn't imagine that any other way of doing it. and they wrote books with aview to becoming more famous, winning patronage,getting a nice job. and that's how theybenefited from them. so that's clearly a differentway of doing things. what then laterhappens with printing
is that pamphleteerswould be paid little or nothingto write pamphlets. they would be paid in the formof copies of their pamphlets that they could give to people. and again, it wasa patronage thing. so it's rather like thedeal i have with wordpress. which is that i don't paythem, but i give them content and then they gaveme distribution. so i'm paid back in theability to reach an audience.
so that's quite a similar model. and this idea that you ownstuff and you have a right to make money from it isactually quite recent. and as we can see, itit's now become harder to enforce than it used to be. so that sort ofownership of content is very much a mass mediaway of looking at the world. and we do see somepeople asking, how you look beyond that?
should you have your music onspotify and then make money? but you hardly makeanything from it at all. and make money from otherthings if you're a musician? and to what extent? cory doctorow gives awayhis books as ebooks. and we're all trying to workout what the sort of new models are around that. but there werepeople in the past you managed to make aliving from doing things
in a sort of indirect way. so maybe we can borrowsome of their models. audience: i haven'tread the book, so i'm not sure ifthere's a chapter that talks about the culturedifference like west or east difference in terms ofthe influence of social media revolution? and also-- tom standage: i onlyconsider western.
audience: western, ok. tom standage: so i'm awareof a few examples in asia, but like i don't feel ican see into the literature there so i don't thinki have a sort of-- i'm very aware of my limitationsof my understanding of that. so i'd be grateful forany suggestions you have. how do you see the differencein the attitude towards those? audience: i'm from china. at least, you know i don'tknow too much on the old media
phase. but even in the current phase,right, after 2000, there's no social network but there'sa similar-- facebook, twitter, like that. but they all are kindof run differently. at the least, it'snot truly distributed. you still have alittle bit censored under government control. so that's kind of avery hybrid model.
tom standage: well, yes. i mean, to be honest, oneof the striking things about social networkingin the west as well today is that it'sextremely centralized and it's run byprivate companies. so we treat it as thoughit's a public sphere, but it's not really. it's not a town square,it's more like a mall. it's privately owned.
and if facebook doesn'tlike something that you say or whatever they canshut down your page. but again, i think there'sa historical analogy there. which is if you look at whathappened to aol and compuserve, they were swept away by the openstandards of web publishing. and i wonder whether the sameis true for social media. there have been various attemptsto build open distributed standards for social media. but it seems weird thati can set up my own web
server or my ownemail server, but i have to go tofacebook or twitter or google to dosocial networking. so that's one of thingsi'm very interested to see how that changes. because that may bea historical anomaly. it's just that doingtimely, in order delivery of social streams is really,really hard distributing. usenet used to do this.
and it didn't doit terribly well. it was very slow. so there are advantagesto a centralized model, but there are drawbacks as well. audience: so there'sa concept called wemedia is that you can comment. wemedia. i think at least inchina it's very popular. you just set up somesite, and the public,
some journalismjust quit that job. it run some sites themselves a-- tom standage: but it's stilla centralized site then. i mean, i think we need a sortof equivalent to imap or http that does establishing socialconnections-- basically friend connections, statusupdates, that sort of stuff. and there have beenvarious attempts to do it. the most recent onewas called temp.io, which was quiteclever i thought.
but it's hard to seehow any of these things can get off theground because you need to get the ball rolling. and the existing networkshave such a big advantage because they have thesemassive advantages of scale. so i don't know. but it happened with theweb, so maybe it can happen. great, well, thankyou all very much, and it's great to be here.
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i invite you into my life jesus, i believe that you paid the price on the cross, to forgive my sins and remove them father i thank you in he name of jesus holy spirit i ask you to overwhelm her with your goodness. with your mercy god that you would give her peace that she has never known father i thank you for grace. in jesus name bring your presence just overwhelm her. god thank you.
jesus thank you . you love her so much god i ask you. bless her and her family. her husband and her kids her life. god thank you in jesus name i thank you that her sleep will be restored to her that she will have no problems with sleeping god i thank you in jesus name awesome. so good it gives you a joy from the inside.
it is so amazing yeah it is. i have no more pain can i give you a hug? what is it worth? it just wreaks me every time. because people walk by housekeepers. and janitors all the time. most people do not even notice or see them. this girl is working hard. she has been here for fourteen years. she works hard. she is working seven days a week. she is here all the time how many christians have walked by her? and haven't even shared the gospel with her. haven't prayed with her?
all we need to do is step up and be jesus to the world around us it's not that hard. it's easy i wonder if people tried to wear the linen that jesus wore? it's the privilege of every believer we've got the privilege to be able to pour into a lost and dying world. it's everyday i want to try to minister to as many people as i can in the time period that i have not pressure. it's seed sowing i go to hotels and they remember the man that stayed there
i see housekeepers. and even though i'm not rich, i want to financially bless them. and tell them how much god loves them when i see a waitress at a restaurant, i want to bless them with a tip we can't neglect the reality of the sowing of seed, the we are responsible for. as christians some sow. some water. never ever forget that all you are doing is watering where someone else sowed. when it becomes increase time. god will make it very apparent that it is increase time but it is him that brings the increase. it's not you. there is no pressure do me a favor. stand up and just check it to see
what does that feel like? it's good feels better we came out to the car, leaving the hotel i was talking to the hotel attendants about jesus, and how amazing he thinks that they are i came out and told the cook that his food was amazing and very good. that he really took pride in what he does he said "that's just because your stoned. when it wears off mcdonalds will be good enough" i said "no, i was a drug addict for 22 years man. i mean what i say. your a good cook" he said " ok, thanks friend"
he walked away, and this lady inside the break area by the dumpster she said " i thought it was very amazing what you said to him. it really touched my heart all i said was that i was a drug addict for 22 years she said "if you ever have time to talk perhaps you could talk to me?" she is crying, she is hurting, she needs hope. i am going to go inside. but sometime you could maybe stop at the desk and ask for me? on the outside she looks ok . but she is outside here smoking a cigarette trying to calm her nerves. because her nerves are freaking out.
but god is going to completely deliver her i have one minute left. then i will go inside and take her to the side... and speak to her. god's going preform an amazing deliverance in a ten minute period. it is going to be awesome. everywhere we go. we are a conduit for jesus i went inside. asked for her. and she came out she was sitting in a chair. as soon as i started talking to her she began to cry i told her about my testimony. how i used to live. what i have done. how horrible it was. i talked about my daughter. and she began to cry very hard.
she said she had a sixteen month old daughter. she has not seen her daughter since she was four months old. so she is a mom. and she does not know how to get to jesus i talked to her about jesus. how he will set her free she said "i don't know how to get to him" i said " i am going to make it very easy for you, because he did everything for you so you can just receive it she said " that would be awesome " so she became a christian today. gave her life to jesus she looked at me as said i don't know what to say right now. i feel completely different. my whole life feels different. like i just started my day
i said "it's not a new day, i want to show you something. i showed her corinthians 5 if anyone be in christ, he is a new creation. old things have passed away. all things have become new she said " that's how i feel" i said "that's because that's who you are " on the outside they look ok. but the reality is that everybody is being dominated by something and if it is not jesus. then it is the devil. we need to get people free from the devil. we need to get people free from selfishness, from unforgiveness from anger and rage. and jesus is the only answer that does that
i believe that we can all live a lifestyle of christianity everywhere we go. because this is the middle of the day. i don't know how many people were blessed already but this is normal life this is how a christian life is supposed to be we're supposed to bless people everywhere we go people say that i'm creating more problems for myself why don't you just settle down and it will be easy why? because people are going to hell and i can't stand it i can't handle it. nobody told me about the gospel for 34 years
i can't be quiet about this because i'm in love with jesus i should be in hell. but god gave me a second chance and a new life the new life he gave me was to represent his life on this earth i can't afford to hold him back from people that are dying. people are dying there is a person in front of you in every walk of life that needs the jesus that you say you have you having a basket on your head and being quiet about what you have could cause someone to an eternal life in hell god loves you and you are amazing you have the opportunity to change peoples lives you've let that thing hurt your heart, and wreak your heart
jesus is powerful yeah i did it was a bad road for me you're not on that road anymore. i promise you you're real purpose is to serve god with everything that you are you are an amazing woman of god. this is not a coincidence you talk to him as a god that is far away from you. wondering if he is hearing you? he hears you every day. he hears your heart cry how do you think i would know about psychology?
how could i know about all that stuff? unless i tap into gods heart for you because he loves you and wants you back you get to sow, water, or be silent you sow, you water, or be silent... and silent is not an option jesus is the only option. it's righteousness. it's right standing with my father it's awesome! my daughter had her memories supernaturally erased jesus erased all the thoughts about hating your father. your father is a looser, he is a lair. she started to do dances for jesus. so now she choreographs dances for girls to express their faith, through dance
and i see you doing that too that's crazy. i said that to my boyfriend this morning i've never told him that. but when i was younger we used to do these dances drama skits? yes. how is your back? my back is messed up is it messed up in the middle? does it give you pain?
yeah it does in jesus name, we command every muscle, every nerve to be healed right now god in jesus name that she would feel a heat in her back right now complete wholeness all the way up her spine. in jesus name amen what do you feel right now? jesus you died to remove my guilt to remove my shame
i come back today home to you father i give my life to you i ask you to show me who i am. as a daughter i thank you for the reality of who she is. today, as a new girl. daddy's girl. god thank you in jesus name grace in jesus name. amen that's awesome
that is awesome! i need a hug right now? that's awesome! a big chunk of meat. and asparagus the bite is important at 1 hour and 20 minutes but what is most important is that peoples lives get changed because food is still good weather it is cold or warm what would it be worth to minister to one person a day with god's love that is what touched you. his love. that's it. the love of god
so in here... i blessed you no we always do this. we always tip our bill. whatever the cost that's sowing a seed into your life i can't do that you don't have to. i just did it. god so loved the world that he gave. right? if i am a christian. if i were trying to represent jesus. and not want to be a giver. i misrepresent my father yes
god so loved the world that he gave his son. in my life i give. not so that i can get. i give because it is great to give in order for you to be alright with this. you just need to be a good receiver are you a good receiver? can i receive this back to you tomorrow? bless you! thank you. i appreciate it no strings. god loves you i will not go out to eat unless i can tip my bill
that means that you eat out less. which is ok imagine tipping your waitress whatever your bill was? i've seen them run out of the restaurant screaming and crying they treated you very bad because you told them about jesus at the meal your food came out cold, they were angry, most of the time, christians are lousy tippers christians are complainers on sunday the waitresses and waiters don't like it when they have another christian to serve sunday meals are the worst meals for waitresses and waiters across america
not in every city. but all the cities i've been in when you ask a waitress what their worst day is. most complaints and lowest tips. they will tell you sunday after church because christians are notorious in wanting to be receivers. but they are not very good givers i'm not saying this for your offering. i'm saying this so that your life can become one everywhere you go imagine if christians we're known for generosity
god i am asking you for dominance of your kingdom reality to come into our financial thinking use your finances to advance the kingdom that this be the prosperity message seek first the kingdom of god. and his righteousness. and all these things will be added unto you with your life. ministering, making sure you are bringing the gospel everywhere you go that's impossible unless you are spending time with jesus i try to read the word on a constant basis. i try to listen to the audio bible on a constant basis
i am in communion on a constant basis when christ, who is our life is revealed. then you will also be revealed with him in glory. therefor consider put to death the members, which are on the earth. immorality, fornication, impurity evil desire, greed. idolitry the reference for that... it is just so amazing it's just for a couple minutes. i might pop in the audio bible or video bible. the gospel of john. the book of acts, matthew, john. these are all things that are tools out there i will get lost in the "strong's concordance"
it's on my phone. on my ipad i'll touch a word, and that word will lead me to a definition of it. it will refer me to other scriptures that are linked to it i get lost in the bible. i will spend an hour and a half just learning and growing in who jesus has called us to be i read the bible personally. i don't just read it to read 40 books in one session when i am working out. i will take one chapter and listen to it again, and again and again when i read my bible. i read it knowing that he is the active part in my life. and that he wants to talk to me everyday. all day long it is out of the overflow of your heart that you can give away. i need to constantly be in relationship and communion
i can't afford to have thoughts in my brain that are not in gods heart i need to have the same thoughts that god thinks about me inside of me on a constant basis. the best way to do that is communion with the holy spirit i want to be in fellowship and relationship with god the only one who disables me from relationship with god is myself. because god will never shut it down i can be in love with jesus. we all can be. we have the opportunity of a lifetime in front of us i thank you for another day that i can minister and show people who you are i thank you that you are my life. and that my life is yours. today you are going to be on display father i thank you so much. jesus i love you. you are amazing.
i slept like a baby. my alarm clock went off, and i was thinking. i have to get up! normally when i get up there is a painful nerve in my back i didn't feel anything. i didn't feel any pain at all that is awesome! never again! is there anything that you couldn't do before? like bending down? i couldn't bend down. i had a right leg that was always numb my leg would feel asleep. i could not feel it. now i can feel my toes
so you could not bend over before? are you able to do it now? yes, i can do it right now see! like this she went home and talked to her son who had a sore leg her son told her that his leg felt better too i told her to tell him that jesus healed his leg too. because we prayed for his leg also do you feel warmth? a little bit, yes that is so good. god loves you so much
you have a good day i jesus name. god you care about him so much. he does hard work every day i thank you for three brand new bones in his back i thank you for brand new knees, and new ankles too in jesus name. amen bless you what do you think about god? i love god. he is working out for me give me a hug. i love you. that is awesome!
it is nice to meet you how long have you been doing this? 3 years do you like it? no. but it is work. keeps me busy this is for you thank you, bless you god loves you so much you have a good day. it was great meeting you guys
do me a favor today. bend and check your back right now not bad let me pray again. stand up. father i thank you in jesus name bless my friend back be healed in jesus name right now every part now check it one more time watch this. this will be amazing
god, i thank you for a new back in jesus name every bit of pain to let him go. in jesus name check it again. it should be really good it feels better! check it again. really bend it actually yes. i'm not feeling any pain. that's right. that is our king i feel lighter do you feel that heat that went through your body right now?
oh yes, definitely love you i think the one with the white? one of them has a white ring around the back we almost lost him no returns we just about lost the puppy. thank you god so i asked you about your back because i thought that i heard in my heart that you had a problem in your lower back in the right side i'm not a crazy man
isn't that funny. i throw out my joints once and a while on my right side. on the right side? what do you think about jesus? i believe in jesus. does he talk to me ? no let me see your hands i am just going to pray for you we found our homes all that you need to do is start now ... and persivere people ask me all the time "how do you see people healed?
what happens when you don't see them healed? my answer is that i see jesus i know that if jesus prayed. they would have been healed that's always my answer he would. he'd pray for them and they would be healed. so that is my standard i can't afford to drop the standard less than what christ walked out he paid a price for me to walk just like he walked that has always been my resolution, my answer if i don't see it. if jesus prayed it would happen right now. so i have to keep on going for it
holy spirit, you are here. you are the one that he said he would send you are just like jesus the same holy spirit that raised jesus from the dead is here and he is active may the god of peace sanctify you completely spirit, soul, and body when i become born again. i become one spirit with god the bible says that we have become flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bone so my flesh should not have a voice in my life. now that i have become one spirit with god when i see the reality of my soul. and the transfer of all my demonic thinking
all the strategy of the enemy the way that seems right to a man. that gets wiped out. and truth sets up home right here i start to think from heavens view, and heavens perspective it says to set your mind on things above. and not on things beneath if i see that correctly. every time i look in the mirror i will see what god sees i will never hear the enemy whispering to me and if i do. it's so exposed by the truth, that i will recognize that it's just the lair. why would i pay attention to that? you can't afford to take my message alone. you have to take it. go to the bible and say. "god, this is what he said. show me in your word
once the holy spirit shows you in the word it will change your reality you will start to live from god's thoughts towards you. not the enemies thoughts towards you. see the more you look like the world. then the more you are already dead because you can't change something. if that is where you are getting fed. if your running for scraps from the worlds table for applause. then you are already done. you're already a lost cause but don't worry. even lost causes. they all get their day and i know that there is a savior, and i know that there is a way. for every abandoned, and broken, and abused little child.
there is a father who loves you, who sent his only son to die so all we have to do is wake up. and do what he says. yes love is the thing that will free us from our head it's the love, it's the love of god oh, it is the love it's the love of god oh, how great you are if you are a christian, and you are praying for someone to give you a christian job somewhere. you are deceived! you belong in the darkness, because light belongs in the darkness
we better understand and see who we are. because all creation is groaning for you to manifest son-ship everywhere you go. i have an explosion in my heart that i can't shut down. it's a burning fire that rages inside of me that doesn't go away until i get it out. i thank you father in jesus name for a brand new back every muscle, every tendon, every ligament, every cartilage god thank you in jesus name for brand new i don't know how to describe it. it wasn't hot. it was cool like a cool sensation? did you play soccer? yes!
i had an accident in soccer in my left leg. i believe that is what has been distorting the muscles. let me see your feet that is what has been throwing it out it's fairly big. come over the top and look if i push you back in the chair that is a big deal. check this out and watch. this is going to be amazing. are you ready? in jesus name. left leg grow. thank you god brand new. jesus i thank you that this back will never bother him again.
that is it brother did you feel that? a little bit yes. it's just a little tug jesus, i thank you for this man that has always been an encouragement to people that's always there for people. always there to hear peoples problems. always there for them. god, i thank you for a brand new shoulder. god i thank you for a brand new rota-torcuff god, that every bit of it will be completely healed awesome! no more light duty for you brother.
it is not about a gift. it is knowing that you are a son of god. you are never condemned for not ministering. but if you are compelled by love, you will minister to people. you will not need to headlock someone into believing like you do. thank you for the fire of heaven burning in their hearts and souls lord god that they will snatch people out of that tragic life. every situation. no matter how dark it is.what kind of crowd you are in. no matter what circumstance you're in. we have to know that we are light people call it darkness. only because they don't understand that we are light.
it's all about learning who you are. looking into the word of god, and finding out what god says about you. believing it, and walking it out! if you have people that are saying things that you would never say, and doing things that you would never do. shine in such a way that grace is upon your life. it will empower you to walk out truth. in the midst of a perverse and corrupt generation their thinking is twisted. but how are they think right unless someone that thinks like heaven, with their mind set on things above and not beneath. unless they have the chance to see it. that is what they saw when they walked with jesus. if we walk like jesus. they will want his body too. the church is the body. the body of christ.
we're the fullness of him that fills everything. we need to understand who we are on this planet. jesus changed everything. so come out and be separate means this: i can go to a festival like this. with a bunch of people that are not worshiping jesus. kids that are rowdy and crashing into eachother and i can love them. because whats in me will get on them. what's on them cannot get on me. because i am filled with the love of jesus it doesn't mean that i am going to act like them jesus is clean. when he touches something. they become clean.
in the old testament the leper is dirty. we were not allowed to touch a leper. you would become unclean, and would have to go through sanctification. jesus, with the holy spirit in him comes, and makes the leper clean. i am praying for kids with shirts that say bad things... and the kids say we love you after i pray for them. their shirts to not say that though. if i go into a bar. it's never to go socialize and be like the world. it's to go in and pull people out of alcoholism. to show them the love of jesus. being among them, and being separate is different. but in the new testament. it's because of christ in you the hope of glory. with your mind set apart and on things that are above.
i have come to destroy all sense of life who cares. i have to go down there and get into the pit. or close to it. i wonder if we can get there from this side. i heard a voice speak to me and say i took those bullets for you. are you ready to live for me yet? i had no idea what it was. i was suicidal my whole life. i didn't have a reason to live. i hurt so many people
i was with my wife for nine years. with a seven and a half year old daughter. i got shot at. my wife told me that she hated me. i went to a drug rehabilitation center. i had three nights where i had encounters with jesus. face to face with jesus he said. go home and he never left me. now i travel and preach the gospel. he saved my life. i love people. he loves you ! what do you do for work? have you ever worked on cars before? i'm all dirty now. but yes, that is what i do.
that's what i heard in my heart. i promise. i am not a psychic. i am standing here beside you. and i see in my mind that you work on cars. do you have your own shop yet? no something inside of me. god told me that you desire to have your own business. let me pray for you. a couple bones in your back that are out of alignment. six of them! in your lower back? yes watch this. watch
father i thank you in jesus name for brand new bones in his lower back. now in jesus name. holy spirit, that you would give him a brand new back right now. nerves to be loosed right now. in jesus name. do me a favor. bend and touch your toes. what does that feel like? not as bad as it did before! is there any pain at all? try it one more time. any pain? love you. bless you.
i heard an amazing man of god. his name is bill johnson say: jesus is the head of the church. if we walk like jesus. they will want his body too. the church is the body. the body of christ. we are the fullness of him that fills all and all. the bible says come out from them and be separate. it's a question that a lot of christians have. many times christians think that they are going to get dirty if they are around people like that. there is nothing that has the ability to make me dirty when jesus has cleaned me from the inside out. we fit in in the kingdom. which means that we will not fit in when we are in a crowd like that.
so we should stand out and there should be something separate. if i live with my heart focused on the love of god for me and the love of god for people. when i see that as my primary focus i don't have this hesitation to be around people that are wrapped up in that lifestyle. because it has nothing to do with who i am. i need to understand who i am. so that when i walk in that place they see jesus in me. one of my prayers is that they would see you, god, inside of me. paul said " imitate me as i imitate christ." so we can be imitators of god. ephesians 5 says "therefor be imitators of god dear children, and walk in love. even as christ loved us and gave himself for us.
there is a place that we can walk and live in faith in jesus. where we can walk just like christ walked. not to take glory to ourselves. because even jesus when he walked, never took glory for himself he paid a price for me to walk and think kingdom and i need to step up to the challenge. the challenge is to deny yourself, pick up the cross and follow him. we need to understand our created value. so that we can understand other peoples created value. it's really easy to be light in the darkness. as long as you are seeing the light that god created you to be. we are sons of light. this thing is awesome. we can do this! we need to step up and be christians. and have a lifestyle of christianity.
it's about love. it's all about love. it's so good! i see someone who is always encouraging people. you have a great heart! god saved my life. i was an atheist. i hated christians then he turned me into one. now i love people. no selling anything. i just want to pray for her knee. that's all. are you alright with that? i thank you in jesus name. i thank you for a brand new knee. can you bend your knee and see what it feels like? is there any pain at all? everybody knows brokenness. everybody knows abuse. everybody knows drugs. not enough people know about jesus christ! that's right! i am so proud of you! i've had a lot of kids come up to me today.
who i do not even know. one kid named "josiah" came up to me and said : i've been watching your videos for the last year. you are the one that god saved me through. i can't believe that you are here at this show. so powerful a young man that was so full of love. but full of hate, full of anger. wanting to be done with his life his whole life. but jesus came. it's awesome! so many people determine their value by who their parents were. my mom was this way. my dad was a good dad, bad dad. my mom was a good mom, bad mom. my mom was on drugs. my mom hit me, beat me. my mom told me that she wished i was never born.
all that affects so many christians in their walk. but, when you become a christian. everything changes sometimes we are looking for affirmation we think that everyone is going to be in agreement with this new thing. but, the reality is that heaven is in agreement with your new life. the peace that you receive from being right with god is a violation to people who don't have peace with god. check it and see what it feels like? a little bit sore on the inside. but not as bad. no pressure. no just want to pray for you.
father, i thank you in jesus name for a brand new back. every bit of pain, let him go, in jesus name. check one more time. i feel nothing. love you my back is bad. jesus will heal you right now. father, i thank you in jesus name for my friend. god, i ask you to touch him right now. in the name of jesus. i thank you for two brand new bones in his back.
jesus name. thank you father. it feels different. i believe you will see amazing results. father, i thank you in the name of jesus. i thank you for a brand new wrist. for a miracle. right now in jesus name. in the name of jesus. wrist be healed. god , thank you in jesus name. back be loose. wrist be healed. in jesus name. try it again normally that hurts
it feels like a wall. in my wrist. no pressure father, i thank you in jesus name for a brand new wrist. god, i thank you that today he will see breakthrough in jesus name. i thank you for wholeness god. check it again. is it shaking? is that normal? father, i thank you in jesus name. spirit of infirmity, i command you to let his wrist go now. in jesus name in jesus name. i command you to let this go. now
do it again just hold your hand out like this it never shakes like that? and it never does this either. it's ok. your wrist is going to be healed today it is the beginning of freedom that is your microphone hand. it's not good to have a microphone hand that is frozen i can't even do a push-up god, i thank you in the name of jesus, for complete wholeness, lord god
brand new wrist, you be healed. spirit of infirmity you let go right now. in jesus name try to stretch your hand out that's more. more than you did before jesus name it's not supposed to be able to go that way i thank you for my friend. in the name of jesus, lord god, brand new in jesus name. brand new i know it is tight. but what does it feel like compared to before?
before, it would never go flat on the ground. that is awesome! i feel so at home god will come and make his home in your heart. pray with me right now. father, i thank you. that jesus is real god, i am asking you forgive me. of all of my sins come and make your home inside of me i give my heart to you are you willing?
to look beyond appearances we must realize everyone spends eternity in heaven hell you are
the answer eternity awaits this is so hard for me sometimes. because for myself it is simple. it is just a way of life many times we try to come up with what we are going to say. i honestly believe that when we see our identity in jesus when we see who christ has created us to be. when we see that we are sons and daughters of god. we are the light of the world. jesus was the light of the world. now he says that you are the light go and be the light. a light that lights up a city. a light that lights up your own house. a city on a hill.
we are here to be the light of the world. jesus came down and stepped into darkness. in him was the light of all mankind. now we have that same light. when i am in a crowd with a bunch of people that are screaming and cursing. things not for the purpose of the kingdom of god. i'm there to bring the presence of god. but it starts with each individual person. anything on the lip or the nose? are you going to get that one pierced too? my septum is stretched to it too! did you go in there? yes i use to do it. i don't anymore.
my friend. he sings in a band called "for today" he is one of my best friends in the world. i actually preach the gospel. my friend "mattie" is coming to preach with me in two weeks. i always tell people to love the person in front of them. i was standing beside that kid. he started talking to me. so i shared jesus. sometimes as christians, we comfort ourselves in being comfortable. we like to stay in places that feel comfortable. the only problem with that is that you don't need the holy spirit for that. darkness gets lit up by light. if you don't know who you are. you will put a cover on your light.
if you are the only one at your work that knows you are a christian. you might have a cover on your light. if you see your righteousness with god. you will not care who says anything about you. because you will know the truth. the truth will set you free we can represent jesus whether we are in an airplane, a mall, or a grocery store. or at a concert. the boldness to represent the king of glory. who paid the price to set us free from ourselves. so that we can boldly proclaim the truth. of who he is. and who he created us to be. i love being able to preach and share the truth.
but, i love people. i love to be around people who do not love me back. because that was me. i was a man who hated everyone. i was in the world. people would approach me and i would think : how will they benefit? what do they want? there was always something attached to the gospel. something they wanted out of it. the only reason you did that for me was for what you can get out of me. so what do you want? that's how that world thinks. everyone is expecting it. we've been trained by the devil to say : i love you. now what are you going to give me back in return? we do something for someone in expectation that they will give us something in return. that is not love.
love is not like that. love does something with no expectation of return. people say : that's not fair. if you want fair : go to hell church. if you want fair, go to hell. because that is what we all deserve. we all deserve eternal separation from god forever. but, god had mercy and loved the world that he gave. he didn't take he gave everything! that is what love does. why do we bless people? because that is what love does. i honestly believe that when we see our identity in jesus. when we see who christ has created us to be.
when we see that we are sons and daughters of god. you are the light of the world. jesus was the light of the world. now you are the light. go and be the light. a light that lights up his own city. a light that lights up his own house. jesus stepped into darkness. in him was the light of all men. now in us is that same light. i want to share a story about my life. can i tell you my story? when i was young. when i was eleven years old my mom and dad had a divorce. i started partying. i became addicted to drugs at twelve years old. when i joined the marines. i had the most serious authority problem. i was addicted to cocaine, marijuana, and every other kind of drug i could find. i was trying to make my mind think different than it was thinking.
has anyone ever had that happen? at the beginning of my life. at 19 years old. i had already been extradited twice across america . i had 14 thousand dollars in court costs. i began to think about suicide. i began to think of killing myself. has anyone ever thought of taking their life? how many people are tired of life. and want to be finished with it? how many people think : i am not good at anything. i am going to live how i want today. but tonight might be the night that i am done with everything. i went to the gun cabinet to get a rifle to shoot myself. it was my last day. on the way to the gun cabinet. i stopped by a phone book on the way. i flipped it open. it opened to churches. i'm not a church man. i have never been in church. i there was nothing about the church that i wanted in my life.
i thought it was about people who were selfish and about themselves. i saw people who were hiding in a building. i didn't know what love was. i didn't know what hope was. i didn't know what grace was. i didn't know what mercy was. so i could not show it. i thought love was how someone made me feel. but, this was different. todd was the worst person, the angriest person. the hater of haters. people are dead because of me, my drug addictions. people are wounded. i wreaked everyone's life. but, god said : i love you. i said : you can't love me? he said: i love you! god is not mad at anyone out there. he is hope. he is amazing. and he loves you all so much. but i am not talking about religious bondage. that hurts people.
jesus never hurt anyone. he loves you all so much. he loves you so much! god wants to give you peace. if you want to have peace, right now. raise your hand. if you want to know the love of god. and you want all the junk thrown out of your life. all the trash. all the hatred, all the anger, all the hopelessness, all the depression? i asking you to lift your hands and surrender to jesus right now. be bold with me right now! be bold with me. don't be afraid. stop letting life crush you and beat you up. you are all amazing! god isn't asking you to give up anything except something that you were never created to be. god did not create you for yourself. he created you for him.
are you ready? pray with me right now! lord god. i don't know you. but, i want to. i want to know what love is. i want a love relationship i want to know the father. forgive me of all of my sins.
i say "yes" to you and "no" to hopelessness. i say "yes" to you and "no" to anger opportunities are passing us by people are dying all around us are you willing to share
jesus rise up fearless unashamed of the gospel is coming back your final lap is almost up now
is your time to awaken to your created purpose run your race with passion to love your neighbor ?
if you have a problem with your shoulder, raise your hand. watch this. father, i thank you in the name of jesus for brand new shoulders right now. in jesus name. god, i thank you for brand new backs right now. shoulders and necks. in the name of jesus. right now! check your shoulder right now. check it. i promise that it is gone. wave your hand if it is gone. this is no joke. this is for real. father, i thank you, in the name of jesus, for everyone's back that is hurting right now. in the name of jesus thank you for brand new knees.
new knees. new backs. new wrists. i want everyone in here to check your body for any kind of pain that you had. it doesn't matter if we called it out. just check it. if it is gone. wave both hands in the air. i thank you for no more migraine headaches in jesus name. thank you for every neck being healed. shoulder. heart. lungs. hips, kidneys, livers. in jesus name! new! jesus!
is that all you got? louder! so this lifestyle. is really amazing. this love relationship that jesus paid a price for us to have. all we have to do is believe we don't need to receive honor from people we are sons and daughters of the king you are light in the darkness you are an opportunity for someone to see what it looks like for jesus to walk by. if there is one thing that i could convey. is that you would dive into a deeper relationship with your father. realize that if i can do it. anyone can.
god says "knock" and the door will be opened. "ask" and you will recieve. "seek" and you will find. he wants you to see who you are. see your created value. so when you are working, you look like jesus. god wants you to love people who don't know how to love you back. god wants you to pray for those who spitefully use you. god wants you to know that you are blessed when you are persecuted. we get to live in the world. but not be like it. we get to consider it joy when we go through tribulation. because we believe that jesus overcame the devil. when everyone else is panicking. we are not in crisis. we are with christ.
when tribulation comes against you. you understand who you are and what is against you. if you see the light that you have. you will destroy hell everyday. you will make the devil wish that he never touched you. you have to represent him. you have to love god. you have to know that you are loved by him. be passionate about god. god loved us. that is why he endured the cross. we are heavens joy. god has never abandoned us. he is with us! pursue god. know who he is. god is wondering if you are going to represent him? filmed and edited by "robert gervais"
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