Online Hate – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:12:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://handfulofhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Online Hate – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ 32 32 Over $57M in NJ Student Loan Debt Canceled in Navient Settlement https://handfulofhate.com/over-57m-in-nj-student-loan-debt-canceled-in-navient-settlement/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 01:09:02 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/over-57m-in-nj-student-loan-debt-canceled-in-navient-settlement/ New Jersey student borrowers are set to receive more than $60 million in aid following a settlement with Navient Corp., Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck and the state’s Consumer Affairs Division announced Thursday. The $57.2 million in debt relief and $3.1 million in restitution to New Jersey borrowers — plus $3 million in payments to […]]]>

New Jersey student borrowers are set to receive more than $60 million in aid following a settlement with Navient Corp., Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck and the state’s Consumer Affairs Division announced Thursday.

The $57.2 million in debt relief and $3.1 million in restitution to New Jersey borrowers — plus $3 million in payments to the state — are part of a nationwide settlement of 1, $85 billion.

It resolves a lawsuit filed in 2020 against the student loan servicing giant and its subsidiary, Navient Solutions, for alleged predatory behavior.

The state had accused Navient of deceptive conduct, unreasonable business practices and misrepresentation in servicing thousands of New Jersey consumer student loans for a decade.

The debt forgiveness will benefit about 2,040 New Jersey borrowers, while another 11,522 New Jersey borrowers will receive restitution payments of about $260 each, under the terms of the settlement, pending court approval. .

Nationally, Navient will cancel more than $1.7 billion in subprime private student loans owed by approximately 66,000 borrowers, while also paying $95 million in restitution to approximately 350,000 consumers.

Navient, formerly known as Sallie Mae, was one of the nation’s largest federal and private student loan managers until she partially left the company in September 2021.

In the settlement, Navient expressly denies violating any law, including consumer protection laws, or causing harm to the borrower, according to the company’s own written statements. Release.

Who receives the payments

Consumers do not have to do anything to receive the benefits.

Anyone receiving a private loan debt cancellation will be notified by Navient, and they will also be refunded any payments made after June of last year.

Navient said the loan debt to be written off would be part of “certain private education eligible loans that were issued substantially between 2002 and 2010 and then defaulted and were written off,” according to its own release. Wednesday.

Those eligible for the Restitution Payment will automatically receive a check from the Attorney General’s Settlement Administrator later this year.

Federal borrowers who may be eligible are asked to update their contact information in their in line Account.

Additional information is in the regulations website.

“Too many New Jerseyans are struggling to repay their student loans,” Bruck said in a written statement. “And too many of those borrowers have had it harder because their student loan manager put company profits above their best interests.”

More than 44 million people across the country took out student loans as the average cost of tuition and expenses for a four-year college or university rose about eight times faster than the average wage , between 1986 and 2016.

Total student loan debt is now estimated at over $1.75 trillion nationwide.

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According to the state attorney general’s office, the average New Jersey borrower has student debt of $35,730, among the highest in the nation.

“With today’s settlement, we are holding one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers accountable, and putting millions of dollars back into the pockets of our residents,” Bruck said.

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Fox News is waging a hate campaign against trans college swimmer Lia Thomas, airing 32 segments about her in just 6 weeks https://handfulofhate.com/fox-news-is-waging-a-hate-campaign-against-trans-college-swimmer-lia-thomas-airing-32-segments-about-her-in-just-6-weeks/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:40:21 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/fox-news-is-waging-a-hate-campaign-against-trans-college-swimmer-lia-thomas-airing-32-segments-about-her-in-just-6-weeks/ As part of its campaign to defame transgender athletes in order to slander the trans community as a whole, Fox News obsessively covered University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas. From December 3 to January 12, the network aired 32 segments about Thomas’ swimming career. Throughout Fox’s coverage of the story, hosts and guests spewed dehumanizing […]]]>

As part of its campaign to defame transgender athletes in order to slander the trans community as a whole, Fox News obsessively covered University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas. From December 3 to January 12, the network aired 32 segments about Thomas’ swimming career. Throughout Fox’s coverage of the story, hosts and guests spewed dehumanizing rhetoric about Thomas and went so far as to claim that “it’s like everyone took a crazy pill and no one wants to admit it’s wrong.”

During a swim meet in early December, Thomas came in first place in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, and 1,650-yard freestyle races, setting conference records in each event. Thomas’ performance has drawn the ire of conservative pundits determined to cast her success as symptomatic of the allegedly unfair advantage transgender women have when participating in women’s sports.

Thomas has exceeded National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, which require him to take testosterone suppressants for at least a year before competition, and has the support of the Ivy League conference and its school.

Nonetheless, Fox News relentlessly called Thomas’ participation a serious threat to women’s sports — even when she didn’t win. At a swimming meet on January 8, Thomas placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with Iszac Henig in first place (Henig is a trans man who competes on the women’s team as he has postponed the hormone replacement therapy.)

Fox News has a long history of spouting anti-trans rhetoric, and in recent years has focused that hate on individual trans athletes. In 2021, the network aired more segments about trans athletes in the first three months of the year than in the previous two years combined.

Fox News has aired 32 segments on Lia Thomas since December 3

From December 3, when Fox first mentioned her after winning a swimming race, until January 12, Fox News aired 32 segments about Thomas’ swimming career. Key findings include:

(As per the Trans Journalists Association’s style guide, Media Matters replaced Thomas’ dead name and pronouns in the quotes below.)

  • Fox’s so-called “direct news” broadcasts aired 9 segments on Thomas, which is more than a quarter of the total segments. The remaining 23 segments were from his opinion programs.
  • Fox and his friends and its weekend counterparts as well as Fox and Friends First, the network’s weekday morning show, aired the most segments (12) on Thomas together. American Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino aired the second largest segment on the topic (9), followed by Ingraham’s Angle (4), and Tucker Carlson tonight (3).
  • Fox News characters have repeatedly named Thomas dead and misgendered. Dead names and gender errors are forms of harassment that involve using a trans person’s old name against their will or referring to them as the incorrect gender. The misidentification of trans people goes against journalistic best practices.
  • Lawyers and clients from the extreme anti-LGBTQ group Alliance Defending Freedom appeared on Fox News during three of the segments on Thomas. During the edition of December 14 Ingraham’s Angle, ADF attorney Christiana Holcomb misinterpreted trans athletes and alarmed that “woke ideologues are silencing women like these University of Pennsylvania athletes for saying no to men in their sport.”

Fox’s coverage of the story was full of anti-trans hate and dehumanizing rhetoric about Thomas. On January 9, a day after Thomas placed sixth in the 100-meter freestyle, right-wing specialist Buck Sexton denounced the impacts of the “trans agenda” on women’s sports and lamented: “We in the industry information, we’re all using female pronouns for males as a no-brainer. I’m also not sure why we conceded that. On the same day, Fox host Rachel Campos-Duffy misinterpreted Thomas and claimed, “Everyone sitting there in the stands is participating in this lie. Lia is not a woman.

Fox hosts and guests have also used the story to fuel broader anti-trans attacks, including lying about best healthcare practices and promoting conversion therapy. During a January 11 Fox and his friends segment, right-wing writer Cynthia Millen lied, saying that “statistics have shown that if a teenager with gender dysphoria is allowed to go through it with proper therapy, they end up not wanting to transition when they is an adult”. Millen also incorrectly asserted that gender-affirming health care “involves the mutilation of the body”. Fox dubiously referred to Millen as merely a “former American swimming official,” even though she is also a staff writer for the Catholic Stand website, where she has documented extreme views on reproductive health care, same-sex couples and critical race theory.

In fact, gender-affirming medical care for trans people is accepted as a safe, effective and life-saving treatment, widely supported by medical professionals and with clear mental health benefits.

In the December 7 edition of Tucker Carlson tonight, Carlson brought in Kara Dansky from the anti-trans organization Women’s Human Rights Campaign. Dansky has argued against federal protections for trans students as well as the inclusion of trans people in women’s restrooms and prisons, even going so far as to oppose the word transgender itself, saying, “Republicans hold the line on material reality. This all goes out the window when you use the word like transgender. It just doesn’t exist, and I beg viewers to stop using it.

Right-wing media is leveraging the story to fuel broader anti-trans attacks

The Fox hosts weren’t the only ones to exploit Thomas’ story to push the transphobic talking points. Conservative radio host Clay Travis tweeted an article about Thomas from his website OutKick.com that dubbed her and claimed that NCAA policy on trans athletes was to tell “biological women…to suck it up and take care of it”. Travis has also appeared on Fox News several times to comment on the story and oppose trans inclusion in sports.

Print and right-line media took on a similarly antagonistic tone, including Townhall, the New York Post and the Washington Examiner. The Examiner published an article online titled “Liberals Leading the Way in Transforming Women’s Swimming into More of Men’s Swimming”, in which writer Christopher Tremoglie claimed that “as a result of this transgender destruction, collegiate women are the collateral damage”.

Other right-wing cable networks also saw the story as an opportunity to anger their base, with Newsmax’s Chris Salcedo saying on his show that competition from Thomas was a “new form of political correctness pushed exclusively by Democrats.” socialists”. One America News Network host Dan Ball said of Thomas’ participation, “Speaking of things that are just wrong, like a grown man trying to have sex with teenagers,… how about a real biological man beating women, all women, in their own sporting events? It’s not fair either.

Far from hollow attacks, this type of rhetoric goes hand in hand with legislative efforts by conservative lawmakers to impose new restrictions on the rights of trans youth, with the participation of trans students in sports being a key target. After 2021 saw a historic number of bills targeting trans children introduced in state legislatures, the threat remains high as 25 bills specifically targeting trans student athletes are currently being considered in state legislatures in across the country.

A recent Trevor Project poll shows how this new reality can impact the lives of trans youth, with 85% of transgender and non-binary youth saying the debates around these bills have had a negative impact on their mental health. As long as the right-wing media continues to capitalize on stories like Lia Thomas’s, manufacturing outrage through misinformation and hate, trans children will remain victims in Fox News’ culture war.

Methodology

Media Matters searched transcripts in the SnapStream video database for all original shows on Fox News Channel for any of the terms “Lia Thomas”, “Leah Thomas” or “gender” or any variation of the term “trans” at proximity to any of the terms “Penn”, “UPenn” or “NCAA” or any variation of the word “swim” from 4:00 a.m. EST December 3, 2021 to midnight January 12, 2022.

We included segments, which we defined as instances where Lia Thomas was the stated topic of discussion or when we found meaningful discussion about Thomas. We defined meaningful discussion as instances where two or more speakers in a multi-topic segment discussed Thomas among themselves. We didn’t include mentions, which we defined as instances where a single speaker mentioned Thomas without another speaker engaging with the comment, or teasers, which we defined as instances where the anchor or host promoted a segment on Thomas that was to air later in the show. .

We’ve split Fox programs into “news” and “opinion” sections. We defined “news” programs as those with presenters, such as Bret Baier or Shannon Bream, while we defined “opinion” programs as those with hosts, such as Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham, at the bar. We have used the designations of each anchor or host author page on FoxNews.com. We also considered the format of the program; we have defined those that use a panel format, such as Outnumbered and The Five, as opinion programs.

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How to appeal a PPP loan forgiveness https://handfulofhate.com/how-to-appeal-a-ppp-loan-forgiveness/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:09:53 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/how-to-appeal-a-ppp-loan-forgiveness/ Tuesday, January 11, 2022 In 2022, there will inevitably be an increase in the number of appeals against Small Business Administration (SBA) lending decisions in the context of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This is simply due to the passage of time, to the point where a significant number of PPP beneficiaries have requested or […]]]>

In 2022, there will inevitably be an increase in the number of appeals against Small Business Administration (SBA) lending decisions in the context of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This is simply due to the passage of time, to the point where a significant number of PPP beneficiaries have requested or will request forgiveness of their PPP loans – and, unfortunately, some of these beneficiaries have received or will receive some form of adverse final decision from the Commission. SBA regarding forgiveness. Accordingly, this article provides a user-friendly overview of the PPP appeal process.

Types of calls

The SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) has jurisdiction over appeals when the SBA has provided the borrower with a final PPP loan review decision, finding that the borrower is:

  1. Not eligible for a PPP loan;

  2. Ineligible for PPP loan amount received or used PPP loan proceeds for unauthorized purposes;

  3. Ineligible for PPP loan cancellation for the amount determined by the lender in its full or partial approval decision issued to the SBA; and or

  4. Ineligible for PPP loan cancellation regardless of amount when the lender has made a full denial decision to the SBA. (13 CFR § 134.1201 (b))

However, a borrower cannot file an appeal directly with the OHA of a decision made by a borrower. lender regarding a PPP loan.

Time limits for filing an appeal

An appeal must be filed with the OHA within 30 calendar days of the appellant’s receipt of the SBA’s final loan review decision.

Where to drop off

Appeals should be filed using the OHA Case Portal.

Adjournment pending appeal

A timely appeal by a PPP borrower of a final SBA loan review decision extends the PPP loan deferment period until a final decision is made under 13 CFR § 134.1211. The appellant should provide their lender with a copy of the appeal request in a timely manner upon filing so that the lender can extend the deferral period of the PPP loan until a final decision is made.

Who can appeal?

Only the borrower on a loan, or their legal successor in interest, for whom the SBA has made a final SBA loan review decision that makes a decision in 13 CFR § 134.1201 (b) (1) to (4) has standing to appeal the final SBA loan review decision to the OHA. Lenders and the individual owners of a borrowing entity do not have standing to appeal a final SBA loan review decision.

Content of the call

The appeal request must contain the following information:

  1. A copy of the final SBA loan review decision that is being appealed and the date it was received by the borrower. A Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness payment notice does not give a borrower the right to appeal to the OHA.

  2. A complete and specific statement as to why the SBA’s final loan review decision is presumed to be erroneous, along with all factual information and legal arguments supporting the allegations. There is no format required for an appeal request. However, the appeal request must meet the following requirements:

    1. The maximum length of an appeal request (excluding attachments) is 20 pages. A table of sources is only required for petitions citing more than 20 cases, regulations or laws.

    2. Attachments and attachments should be clearly labeled.

    3. The name, address, telephone number, email address and signature of the appellant or their lawyer must be included.

An appeal that does not contain all of this information may be dismissed, with or without prejudice, at the initiative of the judge or at the request of the SBA. If an appeal is rejected with prejudice, a borrower will generally not be able to file a new application.

Notice and order

Once an appeal is received, an OHA judge will be assigned to the case and issue a notice and order setting the dates and times for the proceedings using the OHA Case Portal.

Administrative file and evidence beyond the file

The SBA is responsible for producing the administrative file within 20 calendar days of the issuance of the Notice and Order. This record should include all relevant non-privileged documents that the SBA considered in making its final loan review decision or that were before the SBA at the time of the final loan review decision. The SBA is not required to produce all documents relating to the borrower calling and may claim lien and withhold certain documents.

If the appellant believes that documents are missing from the administrative record or does not agree with the claims of lien, he may file an objection within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the notice and order. .

Evidence other than the written administrative record is generally inadmissible. Neither discovery nor oral hearings are permitted in appeals of final SBA loan review decisions. All loan review appeals should be decided solely on the basis of a review of the administrative record, the appeal request, any response, any response or additional brief, and filings related to the administrative record objection. .

Confidential information

The regulations provide that confidential and proprietary information submitted in connection with the appeal is exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The SBA or the appellant may seek a protective order to provide protection and non-disclosure.

Response to the appeal

Only the SBA can answer a call. The SBA’s response must be filed within 45 calendar days of the publication of the notice and order and must contain the relevant facts and legal arguments in response to the issues presented on appeal. An appellant’s response to the SBA’s response is not allowed unless the OHA judge decides otherwise, so it is very important that the appellant’s initial appeal brief is complete. and convincing.

Exam standard

The appellant bears the burden of proof, and the standard of review is whether the SBA’s final loan review decision was based on a manifest error of fact or of law.

Appeal decision

The OHA judge will make an initial decision on the appeal within 45 calendar days of the case being closed, if possible. The SBA or the appellant may either (1) request a review or (2) request a review by the administrator. If a request for reconsideration or reconsideration is not made within 30 calendar days, the initial decision becomes a final decision.

A request for reconsideration must be made within 10 calendar days of service of the written decision and must clearly demonstrate an error of fact or law. An application for review by the administrator must be made within 30 calendar days of service of an initial decision or an initial decision that has been reconsidered. Final decisions can only be appealed to the competent Federal District Court.

Effects of the decision

The OHA may uphold, reverse, or return an SBA loan review decision. In the event of a referral to the SBA for a new loan decision, the OHA no longer has jurisdiction in the matter, unless a new appeal is filed following a new loan review decision from the SBA.

Conclusion

We hope that the above overview will make the PPP appeal process less confusing and less intimidating for PPP borrowers. It is important to note, however, that the SBA rules and regulations contain additional requirements beyond the primary requirements described above. Therefore, it is important that borrowers consult with legal counsel well before initiating a PPP appeal to the OHA.

© 2022 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 11

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Public Relations News | Combat hatred and prejudice on campus https://handfulofhate.com/public-relations-news-combat-hatred-and-prejudice-on-campus/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:02:10 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/public-relations-news-combat-hatred-and-prejudice-on-campus/ David balle Frequent reporting of hate crimes and incidents of bias on college campuses reminds us that we still have a long way to go to achieve equity in higher education. University rooms are not necessarily more equitable or inclusive than any other community. While administration, faculty and students are often quick to condemn these […]]]>
David balle

Frequent reporting of hate crimes and incidents of bias on college campuses reminds us that we still have a long way to go to achieve equity in higher education. University rooms are not necessarily more equitable or inclusive than any other community.

While administration, faculty and students are often quick to condemn these acts, their persistence is the real concern. This should worry us all. Rectors of colleges and universities have a responsibility to create a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is both an ethical and a practical responsibility; ethical because every leader must lead, and this includes eradicating hate and creating opportunity for all, and practical because widely reported incidents of hate damage reputation, limit the scope of future faculty and students and damage the reputation of the institution and its funding.

Like most other chapters in the Communication and Crisis Management Handbook, dealing with incidents of bias and hate crimes in a transparent and proactive manner will allow the university community to recover sooner and hopefully foster a more culture. illuminated which will reduce the likelihood of further incidents.

Our firm was engaged to advise the leaders of educational institutions in these cases, and we have seen acts of courageous leadership. For example, a college president woke up an entire dorm at 6 a.m. – the same dorm where hate messages had been found the night before – to let them know that hate would not be tolerated on campus and that he was appealing about it. cool morning for more civility.

Beyond hate crimes and incidents of bias, inequity can be quite institutional in nature, such as a university with a team name and mascot that is offensive to Indigenous peoples. Team names and mocking mascots and images are racist and perpetuate harmful tropes. Would an Indigenous student or faculty member want to come to a campus where a Native American “war cry” is chanted during football games?

The presidents of colleges and universities cannot look away and pretend that these situations do not hurt. Whether it is a hate crime, a micro-aggression, or a policy or tradition that creates inequalities, education officials must act swiftly and decisively to speak out and speak out. ‘strive to eliminate it.

In our experience, there are six key communication steps leaders can take in these situations, with the dual purpose of creating a more tolerant campus community and avoiding damage to reputation among key stakeholders (students current and potential parents, alumni and donors) and the public. .

condemn him

Campus leaders must be unequivocal in shouting out and speaking out against any incidents of hate crime or bias on campus. These incidents cannot be ignored. If one person on campus is injured, then everyone is injured. The college or university administration is responsible for creating an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment.

Be transparent

Colleges and universities should have a simple online process for confidentially submitting information about an incident of bias or hate crime, and they should post online every incident of bias or hate crime that has been verified by campus authorities. By being so transparent, it further reinforces the message that transparency reigns supreme. Self-reporting, rather than sweeping incidents under the rug, can eliminate the prolonged coverage of negative news.

Talk about it

Teachers and staff should be empowered and encouraged to speak up about any incident that occurs. They should also maintain an ongoing dialogue about DCI, in the context of the challenges that students from diverse backgrounds encounter on campus and in their lives. It must be integrated into the daily life of the campus.

Support safe spaces

Colleges and universities should create and support opportunities for BIPOC and LGBTQIA + students to safely and supportively reunite with their peers, through training – and in some cases, financial support – from clubs or physical spaces, or by leveraging the resources of religious organizations and the campus community. affinity groups.

Find partners

A college or university president might find that he or she does not have all the resources they need on campus to deal with incidents of bias or hate crimes. In this case, outside organizations like the Anti-Defamation League can be strong partners. Responding to hate crimes has unfortunately become a daily task for the ADL, and they can provide a level of expertise that may not exist on campus. When it comes to protests and counter-protests, leaders must simultaneously urge calm while ensuring that academic and local resources are prepared for conflict and even violence.

Train and educate

When it comes to building an inclusive campus, the work never stops. The DEI should be the subject of continuous training and education among faculty, staff and students. Speakers who reflect diverse points of view should be brought to campus, and the significant accomplishments of all faculty and students should be recognized.

College and university leaders must seize every opportunity to advance FDI and create a welcoming climate on campus. Just as we advise all other CEOs, it is important that college and university presidents do not squat down and hope that crises will avoid them or pass quickly, but create an environment where crises do. are less likely to occur.

When prejudice and hatred do occur, leaders need to be direct and open, and work in partnership with allies to help their community recover. This will heal, set an example for other institutions and assert to stakeholders that hatred has no place on campus.

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David A. Ball is the President and CEO of Ball Consulting Group, LLC, a strategic communications company in Newton, Massachusetts specializing in healthcare, nonprofit organizations, education and communication. crisis communication.

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China’s pandemic playbook to fail with Omicron: Laura Yasaitis https://handfulofhate.com/chinas-pandemic-playbook-to-fail-with-omicron-laura-yasaitis/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 07:41:11 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/chinas-pandemic-playbook-to-fail-with-omicron-laura-yasaitis/ What are Jair Bolsonaro’s chances in the next presidential election in Brazil? He has a chance, but they are not good. Bolsonaro has the support of nearly 30% of the Brazilian electorate, and his anti-establishment message still resonates among his base of support. But it has paid a heavy price for mismanaging the pandemic, and […]]]>

What are Jair Bolsonaro’s chances in the next presidential election in Brazil?

He has a chance, but they are not good. Bolsonaro has the support of nearly 30% of the Brazilian electorate, and his anti-establishment message still resonates among his base of support. But it has paid a heavy price for mismanaging the pandemic, and with inflation squeezing the disposable income of poor families, economic discontent has also grown. With most economists forecasting near zero growth in 2022, there’s a good chance he won’t recover. His best move is to reach a second round against former President Lula da Silva and explore the latter’s vulnerabilities in the face of the massive corruption scandal that rocked the two previous Workers’ Party administrations. Possible, but unlikely to succeed.

Chris Garman. Managing Director, Americas

In Turkey, what share of the country’s youth support leadership?

The ruling Justice and Development Party gets more votes from older groups. The same is true of the AKP’s parliamentary ally, the Nationalist Movement Party. The AKP receives only 17 percent of its 18-34 year old support, while its average support is close to 24 percent. Young Turks are also the most dissatisfied with the state of the economy, with around 85% of those aged 18 to 34 rating the economy as very bad or bad.

What is the likelihood of a war between the United States and China in the next 15 years?

Very weak, but likely to grow over time.

If there is a war soon, it is more likely to be the result of an accidental conflict resulting from miscommunication than a conflict resulting from miscalculation. The United States and China have the strongest trading relationship in world history. Unless there is a fundamental rebalancing of this economic relationship over the next 15 years – which is possible given the continued decoupling of technology and capital flows – the two countries are unlikely to escalate a conflict. to disrupt this. Moreover, cyber capabilities and the economy are so closely linked that any real conflict is more likely to be confined to economic disruption and not turn into a hot war.

The main flashpoint remains Taiwan, and China is years away from having the military capacity and economic dominance to invade without major risks to economic and political stability. Even if the Chinese were to act quickly enough to surprise and overwhelm Taiwan’s defenses, the United States would likely respond with sanctions and trade embargoes that would severely impact the Chinese economy and dramatically increase the costs of the invasion.

Fifteen years is a long time, of course. The conditions for a war would include one and probably more than one of the following: an accelerated decoupling of the exchange of physical goods between the United States and China, a significantly more advanced Chinese army, an internally weak American president unable to rally the Americans to defend Taiwan, more dependence on Chinese regional trading partners (India, Japan and Australia), and a rebalancing of economic power in these countries away from the United States towards China.

Jon lieber. American general manager

To what extent are high energy prices an economic and security threat?

High energy prices have become a major drag on global economic growth. In China, Japan, South Korea and many European countries – all of which are heavily dependent on imports of fossil fuels, natural gas and thermal coal – prices have skyrocketed since late 2020. Europe is struggling. to the further complication of security of supply due to escalating tensions. with its biggest gas supplier, Russia. Large emerging economies like India and Indonesia are also affected by soaring import costs and supply disruptions due to COVID.

At best, rising industrial and domestic energy bills weigh on the outlook for economic growth. At worst, there are supply shortages that lead to industrial shutdowns or even localized blackouts.

The government’s reactions show the seriousness of the problem. European governments have put in place measures to ensure affordable domestic energy this winter, including through exceptional taxes on the energy sector. China has repeatedly intervened in energy markets, capping prices and shutting down some energy-intensive industries. Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal, has suspended exports due to tight domestic supply. Even in the United States, which is rich in national oil and gas reserves, the Biden administration intervened in the markets in late 2021 by releasing some of the strategic oil reserve to cool retail gas prices.

The global energy crisis has led to emotional and polarized debates about its cause. This will hamper climate action efforts, as governments juggle the long-term need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the immediate priority of ensuring affordable and reliable energy for all.

Henning gloystein. Director of Energy, Climate and Resources

Should we expect more government crypto regulation this year?

Following the massive influx of capital into the crypto industry and intensified lobbying from the industry in 2021, friendly lawmakers in the U.S. Congress plan to introduce sweeping bill soon to fully incorporate the digital assets in the financial system. The growing group of pro-digital representatives and senators want to provide clearer guidance for digital assets and will seek to standardize their use with rules for stablecoins, consumer protection provisions and updated tax guidelines. While it is likely to stimulate debate within industry and regulators, the passage of the bill will likely be delayed by more pressing administrative priorities and a lack of understanding among policymakers of crypto issues.

Further action by the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely before any new legislation is passed. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler gave a series of speeches at the end of 2021 on the need for tighter regulation of the crypto industry, and the SEC seems almost ready to launch a major regulatory investigation into the global leader in the crypto industry. centralized cryptocurrency exchange Binance and its CEO, likely on charges including money laundering. Jurisdictions in Asia and Europe have already moved last year to curb Binance operations. Nonetheless, the major players in digital assets have deep pockets and will certainly pose legal challenges to any SEC move. The outcome of the current SEC lawsuit against Ripple – for which expert testimony was largely completed in December – will be closely watched for guidance on the position of US courts on issues related to the definition of crypto. -currencies as transferable securities.

Paul triolo. Practice Leader, Géotech

What major changes do we need to watch in (sub-Saharan) Africa this year?

The upcoming elections across the continent will be a major point of vigilance. Kenya heads to the polls in August to nominate President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor in a promising close race, while Joao Lourenço is expected to win a second term as Angolan presidency in the same month despite a better performance expected from the opposition . Meanwhile, Nigeria’s two main parties will hold primaries to select their presidential candidates ahead of the crucial 2023 elections, while South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is preferred to win another term as head of the African National Congress despite growing factionalism within the party. Finally, the African Continental Free Trade Area is expected to be launched this year once technical negotiations are completed, creating the world’s largest trading community by area. Yet the economic benefits of the agreement will take years to materialize given the persistence of non-tariff barriers to trade.

Tochi Eni-Kalu. Analyst and Practice Manager, Africa

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Santa Rosa high school student arrested for online bomb threats https://handfulofhate.com/santa-rosa-high-school-student-arrested-for-online-bomb-threats/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:28:14 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/santa-rosa-high-school-student-arrested-for-online-bomb-threats/ SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) – A student at Santa Rosa High School has been arrested after issuing an online bomb threat, targeting specific ethnic and racial groups. At around 11 a.m. on Monday, officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) responded to a call about a potential threat to students at Santa Rosa High […]]]>

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) – A student at Santa Rosa High School has been arrested after issuing an online bomb threat, targeting specific ethnic and racial groups.

At around 11 a.m. on Monday, officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) responded to a call about a potential threat to students at Santa Rosa High School.

According to SRPD, school administrators were told Monday morning that an unknown person had posted two messages on Instagram threatening the students.

The threat targeted specific ethnic and racial groups.

Police said the messages were released on December 24, when schools were closed for winter break.

During the investigation, detectives were able to link the Instagram account to a 15-year-old student at Santa Rosa High School.

SRPD detectives worked with school administrators to place the student in custody on Wednesday.

School administrators were able to remove the student from the classroom and were detained by detectives.

The student was searched and areas to which the student had access were also searched, police said.

Meanwhile, another team of detectives served a search warrant at the student’s home in Santa Rosa.

According to SRPD, the social media threat was unfounded and no evidence of bomb-making equipment was found on the 15-year-old student or the ability to follow through on the threat.

The 15-year-old student was arrested for committing a hate crime and jailed at the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center.

SRPD said that depending on the age of the student, no additional information will be released about their identity.

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Child safety, moderation of content among key issues in social media law | Latest India News https://handfulofhate.com/child-safety-moderation-of-content-among-key-issues-in-social-media-law-latest-india-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 18:24:32 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/child-safety-moderation-of-content-among-key-issues-in-social-media-law-latest-india-news/ New Delhi: Growing challenges in cybersecurity, child safety and moderation of content are among the issues raised in a preliminary discussion paper circulated to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology regarding the need for an international standard law for social media companies, officials familiar with the matter said. . {{^ userSubscribe}} {{/ userSubscribe}} The […]]]>

New Delhi: Growing challenges in cybersecurity, child safety and moderation of content are among the issues raised in a preliminary discussion paper circulated to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology regarding the need for an international standard law for social media companies, officials familiar with the matter said. .


The contours of the law, which are under discussion at the ministry, could also expand to include regulation and response to harm to users, definitions and regulation of high-risk man-made technologies, and privacy concerns regarding new equipment such as portable devices. These are among the challenges outlined in the discussion paper, a copy of which has been reviewed by Hindustan Times.

The move comes amid a string of accusations against Meta (formerly Facebook) by a former UK employee saying the social media giant is fueling hatred and extremism online, failing to protect children against harmful content and has no incentive to resolve such issues.

“It is recognized that while technology and the Internet have many advantages, several challenges in user damage, safety and the safety of children have arisen that require legislative response,” the discussion paper said.


“It’s time to take a different look at the legislative architecture of digital India – instead of more laws and authorities – why not take a look at the current laws, rules and institutions and see if we can rotate them and transform to align them with the future needs of digital India ie global standard cybernetic laws, ”he adds.

On November 26, Union Electronics and Informatics Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar told HT that the Center is deliberating on a “global standard law” for social media companies to reduce abuse of social media. users. “For a country like India, where 800 million users are online, it becomes imperative to develop a safe and open cyberspace as the country moves towards a $ 5,000 billion economy,” Chandrasekhar said at the time. .


At present, the various laws that govern the tech sector in India include the Telegraph Law, the Information Technology Law, the New Intermediaries Directives, the TRAI Law and Sections of the ‘IPC. The country’s first data protection law is also in the works, with the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the framework tabling its report in the winter session of Parliament.

“The Computing Act and the TRAI Act date back to India’s pre-Internet and pre-digital era,” the discussion paper said. “The current laws are rigid, inflexible, narrow and do not allow the development of evolutionary policies,” he says.

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Fear of Covid 19 Omicron: Government to Speak Up, Touring DJ Targeted by “Hate and Abuse” https://handfulofhate.com/fear-of-covid-19-omicron-government-to-speak-up-touring-dj-targeted-by-hate-and-abuse/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:30:35 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/fear-of-covid-19-omicron-government-to-speak-up-touring-dj-targeted-by-hate-and-abuse/ Watch Live: Chris Hipkins is joined by Department of Health Chief Science Advisor Ian Town and pediatrician Dr Danny de Lore as they take stock of the Omicron community case. Video / Mark Mitchell As Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins prepares to answer questions about Omicron’s arrival in the community – and how the self-isolation […]]]>

Watch Live: Chris Hipkins is joined by Department of Health Chief Science Advisor Ian Town and pediatrician Dr Danny de Lore as they take stock of the Omicron community case. Video / Mark Mitchell

As Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins prepares to answer questions about Omicron’s arrival in the community – and how the self-isolation rules were not followed – the UK touring DJ who is positive revealed he had been the target of “hate and abuse”.

And a leading New Zealand expert on Covid-19 also expressed fears that the DJ took the variant during his first stay at MIQ.

The new, highly contagious variant of Covid-19 had previously only been detected in New Zealand via testing in people at MIQ; health ministry heads confirmed yesterday afternoon that there had been 71 cases detected among people in managed isolation.

But last night it was revealed that a positive person for Omicron – who later turned out to be UK DJ Dimension, real name Robert Etheridge – has been active in the Auckland community for two days.

The DJ – who had traveled to New Zealand to perform at the Rhythm & Alps festival – spent seven days at MIQ, before being moved to an approved seaside location for MIQ.

DJ Dimesnion aka Robert Etheridge removed images from Instagram that showed him at a beach in Waiheke on Christmas Day.
DJ Dimesnion aka Robert Etheridge removed images from Instagram that showed him at a beach in Waiheke on Christmas Day.

He ended his stay and spent two days in the community – including bars and restaurants in Auckland – before getting his ninth day Covid test results; one that would come back as positive.

University of Auckland epidemiology professor Rod Jackson said New Zealanders have every right to be concerned about the Omicron case in the community.

He said that given how unusual it was for a day nine test to detect Covid-19, the “best case scenario” was that the test had detected a “historic infection” and that it currently did not of Covid.

But he added: “The most likely and possible scenario is that he got it at MIQ, which is worrying.”

Jackson said it was essential that New Zealand could prevent the community spread of Omicron for as long as possible.

He hoped that the fear created by the Etheridge affair would be a “wake-up call” for the Kiwis who have so far refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

“With Delta, we were pretty sure everyone was going to get Delta and it could have taken up to a year,” Jackson said. “With Omicron, everyone is going to get Omicron if they are not vaccinated and it will happen quickly … which means there is no time to delay.”

Hipkins will host a press conference in Wellington at 11 a.m., where he will be asked about the details of the case and the reaction of health officials.

The press conference also comes nearly 1 p.m. before Auckland was set to switch to the amber setting of the government’s Covid traffic light system.

Hipkins will be asked how the Omicron case might impact this decision.

Last week he confirmed that if the Omicron community spreads, areas will go to red light.

“All the evidence so far indicates that Omicron is the most transmissible variant of Covid-19 to date and public health advice suggests that soon, every case that enters MIQ will be Omicron,” Hipkins told the ‘era.

Hipkins had said the government’s plan was to prepare by ramping up boosters and strengthening border defenses to keep Omicron out of the community for as long as possible.

“But we need to do more. Parts of the world are stranded again and experiencing major disruption, and with these additional measures, we aim to keep Omicron at bay to ensure New Zealanders get the break they deserve and that businesses can stay open. “

As Hipkins prepared to face the media, Etheridge again posted on social media his regrets.

While still in seclusion, he posted pictures of himself drinking on a beach, sending Christmas greetings from New Zealand and thanking for an amazing year in which his album reached the top of the charts British dance.

It was a message that sparked angry reactions from enraged New Zealanders that he risked spreading the new, highly transmissible variant of Covid-19 through the community through his actions in leaving self-isolation. before receiving the final test result.

Etheridge wrote: “For clarity, photos uploaded to social media on December 25 were taken at a private address approved by the Department of Health prior to my arrival.

“As a result of my name being revealed to the media, I received many hateful and abusive comments, so I felt the need to delete the post at that time.”

Etheridge also apologized again for his actions, which he said were a genuine mistake.

“I want to reiterate my apologies to those I have inadvertently endangered because of my misunderstandings,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I realize the gravity of the situation and deeply regret those affected, including members of the public, event planners and close contacts.”

Etheridge posted online Wednesday night that during his stay at MIQ and then in home isolation, he had received three negative tests “and showed no symptoms.”

After completing a 10-day isolation period, he “entered the community” believing that he did not have to wait for his final test result.

“Much to my shock and concern, I unexpectedly received a positive test on the twelfth day, two days after my period of isolation ended.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Health had previously confirmed to the Herald that the infected person – whom she did not name – did not wait for a negative test result before leaving the place where she was self-employed. isolated.

Etheridge, a UK-based electronic music artist, was scheduled to perform at Rhythm & Alps near Wānaka before abruptly retiring shortly before taking the stage.

Before heading south, he spent several hours in the community on Boxing Day – visiting a number of Auckland hot spots including a nightclub and bar, restaurants and a jewelry store.

The recent arrival from the UK is the first person infected with Omicron who has been active in the community in New Zealand.

Etheridge arrived in New Zealand on December 16, from the UK via Doha. The Health Department said it returned three negative tests and let MIQ self-isolate at home for three days on December 23.

He took his ninth-day Covid test on Christmas Day, December 25, but rather than wait to collect his test result before leaving self-isolation, he went out shopping and clubbing at Auckland.

Among the places he visited while infected were Impala nightclub in central Auckland, as well as Soul Bar.

Earlier Boxing Day, he spent about four hours in the Bay’s shopping district – visiting a jewelry store and two restaurants – between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and again between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Etheridge received his positive test result on December 27.

Etheridge is one of many who have been granted special visas to enter New Zealand despite the current border closures.

To date, around 81 international musical artists have secured a place at MIQ to come and perform in New Zealand.

To get an exception at the border, they must apply for a critical use visitor visa.

Immigration New Zealand says the promoter must show how the musical artist will bring significant economic benefits to the country if he comes here.

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How Australia’s far right is using cryptocurrencies to monetize hate online | Crypto-currencies https://handfulofhate.com/how-australias-far-right-is-using-cryptocurrencies-to-monetize-hate-online-crypto-currencies/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 16:32:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/how-australias-far-right-is-using-cryptocurrencies-to-monetize-hate-online-crypto-currencies/ There have never been so many ways to ask for money on the Internet. For right-wing extremists looking to monetize hate, this can be a great opportunity – and the earning potential of these digital assets has not gone unnoticed in Australia. Earlier this year, I tracked fundraising networks associated with a sample of Australian […]]]>

There have never been so many ways to ask for money on the Internet. For right-wing extremists looking to monetize hate, this can be a great opportunity – and the earning potential of these digital assets has not gone unnoticed in Australia.

Earlier this year, I tracked fundraising networks associated with a sample of Australian channels that share far-right content on the Telegram chat app, and found links to at least 22 fundraising tools. in line. These included donation requests via wallet addresses for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, monero, ethereum, and litecoin.

Of course, an interest in cryptocurrencies is not in itself an indication of racism or extremism, but a recent analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that a cohort of white supremacists largely originated from North America likely generated “a substantial profit” from Bitcoin by entering early, giving them access to funds “which would almost certainly be inaccessible to them without cryptocurrency.”

Stefan Molyneux, a controversial figure in Canadian “alternative law”, who denies being a white supremacist but was rejected YouTube for comment on women and “scientific racism,” has received at least 1,250 bitcoins from supporters according to the SPLC (one Bitcoin was worth A $ 68,647 at the time of writing).

Australia’s far right takes note

As it was posted in March on a Telegram channel associated with Blair Cottrell, who was convicted by a Victorian court of inciting hatred of Muslims in 2017: “Crypto is actually making a lot of our guys rich.”

While bitcoin may have yielded disappointing profits for right-wing extremists ‘early adopters’, privacy coins like monero – which attempt to obscure the origin and destination of transactions – also appear to be on the rise. adopted by far-right groups.

After Thomas Sewell of the National Socialist Network was charged this year with a number of offenses relating to an alleged assault and alleged armed robbery, a donation campaign was launched to cover the legal costs of the Australian. In December alone, requests for support for bitcoin and monero donation were shared on Telegram channels associated with far-right American and Australian livestreamers with tens of thousands of followers, as well as linked accounts. to the Australian anti-lock movement. Sewell pleads not guilty to the charges against him.

Australian far-right donation requests – albeit for legal fees as well as for content creation or lifestyle needs – can be used to strengthen connections with subscribers and provide the opportunity to engage with international networks.

“It’s easier for Joe Blow to donate”

While this activity is not illegal, Insight Threat Intelligence president and terrorist financing expert Jessica Davis says in other cases regulators are challenged by the blurred line between fundraising that supports activities such as the creation of propaganda and the risk that some extremists may use it to support acts of terror.

One of the most significant terrorist attacks associated with far-right ideology of recent years does not appear to have been directly supported by external funding. The New Zealand Royal Commission on the Christchurch Terrorist Attack in 2019 concluded that the terrorist was self-funded. But the money was always a big part of the picture. The terrorist made at least 14 donations using PayPal and Bitcoin to groups and individuals who promoted far-right views.

Davis says that in some cases donating to extremists “starts to show how seriously people take this propaganda.”

It can be tempting to see far-right fundraising as something that goes well outside of the financial systems we use to buy lunch or book flights. And yet, even in my Australian sample, traditional services like PayPal and crowdfunding sites like Buy Me a Coffee remain popular.

And as cryptocurrencies become more and more mainstream, their use becomes more and more fluid – a development that will have implications for monitoring and regulation. A professor of computer science at Elon University and co-author of the SPLC analysis, Dr Megan Squire, points to website plugins like BitPay, which help facilitate smooth cryptocurrency payments.

“The technology and some simple interface solutions can start to… lower the barrier to entry and make it easier for the user of ‘Joe Blow’ to donate,” she says.

Davis has also observed the growing adoption of what she calls “the financial craft” that makes it harder for investigators to follow the trail, including methods of hiding which wallets are receiving funds.

The digital currencies created by entertainment and communication platforms further complicate the picture. Perhaps the best known of these projects is Facebook’s struggling Libra project. The company behind the Telegram chat app has also started a blockchain and cryptocurrency project despite its reputation for not controlling extremist content. The company closed it after the pushback from the US Security and Exchange Commission.

Then there is the blockchain-based Odysee. Viewers can support content creators using a cryptocurrency called LBRY Credits or cash tips. While a number of far-right Australian content creators use Odysee’s video platform, the ultimate motive is unclear: it’s just as likely to be used as a backup for videos that could be removed from YouTube only as a fundraising tool.

“Keeping the secret is easier now”

But there are potential points of pressure and control for far-right fundraising, such as cryptocurrency exchanges – where fiat currencies can be converted. Some cryptocurrency exchanges already have terms of service that prohibit hate speech and other activities. Coinbase, for example, reportedly blocked transfers to famed neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer in 2017. Earlier this year, the company’s user agreement explicitly prohibited uses that “encourage hatred, racial intolerance, or acts of violence against others ”.

The pressure to remove extreme right-wing individuals and groups from funding platforms has generally been the result of public pressure. Following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, for example, PayPal and other services came under pressure to delete accounts used by personalities involved in the event. Similar pressure arose after the January 6 uprising, which also provided an opportunity to create content online and ask for donations from a number of far-right actors. However, there is growing concern about the power these payment tools have to delete accounts for all types of users, often without transparency or recourse.

Given this new spotlight, Squire says we could see another far-right push for cryptocurrencies. “The technology for keeping the secret is a lot better now than it was in 2017 after Unite the Right in Charlottesville, which was the last big time a lot of these guys switched to crypto,” she says.

“There are more rooms, there are more services. It’s more difficult to master. “

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How to fall in love with exercise: workouts for people who hate workouts https://handfulofhate.com/how-to-fall-in-love-with-exercise-workouts-for-people-who-hate-workouts/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:00:03 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/how-to-fall-in-love-with-exercise-workouts-for-people-who-hate-workouts/ If you love the hula hoop, there’s nothing stopping you from making it part of your weekly exercise routine. Hill Street Studios / Getty Images You only get one body, and how you use it is up to you. If you’re like a lot of people this season who decide to fill the coming year […]]]>

If you love the hula hoop, there’s nothing stopping you from making it part of your weekly exercise routine.

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You only get one body, and how you use it is up to you. If you’re like a lot of people this season who decide to fill the coming year with a little more movement, it can be difficult to find a routine that both works for you and doesn’t feel like an everyday chore. . Your time is precious, after all.

Haley Perlus is a sports and exercise psychologist, fitness trainer, and author. She says that in order to find the exercise you like, you should ask yourself what you already like.

“It’s really more, what do you like to do?” And what is it that already gives you energy? said Perlus. “There are hundreds of different exercise programs. We can find one that already satisfies your current love.”

For example, if you are a social person who enjoys or needs the company of others for a workout, find classes where you can feel the energy of others or even work out with friends (in person or online classes, including through a Apple Plus subscription). If you’re motivated by a good dose of competition, sign up for a 5k or other race, she says, giving you a goal to work towards.

And if you like learning new things, Perlus says, “Don’t get on a treadmill because you already know how to walk right-left, right-left.

Likewise, if you like to be outside, do not exercise indoors, she says. No matter what floats on your boat, there’s probably an exercise for it, and through some trial and error, you can find a routine you’re proud (and happy) to call your own.

Resistance exercise for people who dislike lifting weights

Resistance or strength training and keeping your body strong is an important part of our physical health, especially as we age. It’s often paired with bulky weight racks at the gym, but when it comes to weight training or weight training, you don’t need anything in your hands.

“Body resistance is the best,” says Perlus, noting that she prefers body resistance to weight lifting. For strength training using just your body (which sounds pretty powerful, by the way), add resistance by placing your body at different angles, according to Perlus. For example, do wall push-ups if you don’t need a lot of resistance and change the angle for more. Squats, lunges, planks, and yoga are great ways to stay strong without the intimidating feel of gymnastic weights. Just make sure you’re using the right shape, she says.

Read more: How to strength training without dumbbells

Find cardio if you hate running

Perlus calls our bluff on the story “I hate”.

“We really need to tackle the ‘I hate’,” Perlus said. “Why do you say you hate it? What’s the story behind this? Because sometimes we can reframe that story.”

One way to reframe this story is to realize that running isn’t necessary for cardio. Dancing around your house can be just as healthy as long as your heart is pounding. There are many other ways to do cardio, including jumping, hiking, elliptical training, and more. Circuit training can also be more fun if you choose which exercises to spin. Don’t feel like skipping rope? Choose another exercise.

Most importantly, says Perlus, you don’t need to do cardio for a long time. “It’s actually more quality than quantity,” she says, and the goal is to increase your heart rate.

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By incorporating what you love into your workout routine, like music, you can build lifelong habits.

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Still don’t like it?

So you’ve taken an inventory of what you enjoy doing for a living and found a workout routine that reflects it. If you’ve had a “good try in college” and you’re still not having fun, says Perlus, the next step is to figure out what you don’t like about the routine you’re doing and find another one. which specifically addresses this problem.

Another tip from Perlus: don’t wait until you’re at the gym (or ready to groove in your living room) to start pumping up. Music is a great way to motivate yourself. Learn more about a workout playlist trick that is backed by science.

Make your routine sustainable

We’ve heard of “yo-yo dieting,” but the notion of “yo-yo exercise” should also be avoided, Perlus says. “One way out is to not yo-yo in your schedule – do something every day. For this reason, she encourages people who are just starting their exercise journey to go out seven days a week, taking some time out each day. While that sounds intimidating, it doesn’t mean “high intensity” every day, she says. Rather, it’s just a way of training a routine. If walking is your chosen exercise, take a leisurely walk one day and walk briskly the next, but make time in your schedule for this.

If you have decided to add exercise to your routine and change your life in this way, it is important to meet yourself where you are. (Shaming yourself or your body is not an effective motivation to exercise.) To do this, Perlus says to ask you two questions: What did I achieve today with my health? and what should I do next?

This could mean getting up from your desk every hour to move around a bit, or walking your dog. It could also mean that you stretched for five minutes while watching TV.

The focus of your effort should be, says Perlus, “on what you are doing, and what you are doing. to have to do next, in relation to what you have to do next. ”

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended for health or medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have about a health problem or health goals.

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