The Mountain Bears Podcast June 10

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LIVE from the Mountains of West Virginia, The Mountain Bears will bring you a gay-ish, techy-ish, bearish conversation on current topics on a variety of topics. What happens when a computer guy and a psychic start talking? The Mountain Bears!

Aeson, popular for his existing shows The Psychic Coffee Shop, is a certified master psychic with over 22 years of experience helping people all around the world, from housewives to CEOs, and everyone in between, is also a gay poly bear who wears his jaded glasses like a badge of honor.

Joe, a trained Information Systems & Operations Management professional, who has been listening to people and solving their tech problems for the last couple of decades, is a gay bear who spent his college years keeping an LGBT student organization afloat.

What do they have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. They spend most of their time helping the people who have an issue, getting to know them, and understanding what’s going on in their lives, their minds, and what’s really happening to be able to offer advice and suggestions.

Although we may not always agree, we both have a commitment to coming together, hearing people out, looking past the surface issues, and getting down to the core of what is really going on.

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Coffee and Tea With Aeson Knight and Natalie McVicker 

Aeson Knight is a master psychic of more than 22 years, a certified clairvoyant, and a certified life coach who advises a diverse clientele from average housewives to government officials, all around the world.

Natalie McVicker is a 38 year old psychic medium who was born in Edinburgh Scotland but now resides in West Virginia. Natalie was born with a natural connection to spirit and had multiple times where her abilities resulted in some very strange results growing up.

The Psychic Coffee Shop for June 8

Sharing current events from a psychic perspective, we often feature special guests stopping by to have a cup of Joe, have a good conversation, and talk about their unique gifts with us. From influential and inspiring writers and prominent members of the psychic community, we cultivate a lively discussion from all walks of life.

Aeson Knight is a master psychic of more than 22 years, a certified clairvoyant, and a certified life coach who advises a diverse clientele from average housewives to government officials, all around the world.

Joe, a trained Information Systems & Operations Management professional, who has been listening to people and solving their tech problems for the last couple of decades, is a gay bear who spent his college years keeping an LGBT student organization afloat.

Our Guest: Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist, who is known as an innovative thinker, speaker and trainer. A three-time TEDx speaker and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her leadership and influence in personal development. Seen on CNN’s American Morning show, OWN, and PBS stations nationally, along with numerous other appearances across TV, radio and print media, she is currently a professor at Pepperdine University in Southern California. For more information, visit www.drjoanrosenberg.com

Aeson works only with your direct questions so that you get the information you need. Don’t waste time with vague, unhelpful information, get clear, concise answers! This Q&A style reading gets to what bugs you about your Relationship, Career, and Life-giving you the information you need to move forward, not tons of fluff and nonsense.

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The Psychic Coffee Shop with Nina Boski

Nina Boski is many things. She is a mix of entrepreneurship, media executive, transformational “energy”, life and business coach, author, host and producer – resulting in a woman who is definitely on the move!

She is the Founder of LifeBites Global and is the producer of three Marilyn Monroe projects, a dramatic podcast, about the entire life of Marilyn Monroe, the TV docuseries that is around the investigation of her death and the feature film that is a thriller noir based on fact and fiction around the last three days of Marilyn Monroe’s life.

Podcast: Marilyn: Behind the Icon

TV docuseries: Same name

Feature Film: Goodnight Marilyn

Coffee and Tea With Aeson and Dottie

When two internationally known psychics set down and talk shop what do they talk about? well, the two of them may start out talking about the weather. They’re going to be talking about much more than that join us. As Aeson and Dottie sit down and talk about what’s really going on.

While each month they have a topic there is no telling where these two will end up this month they are talking about psychic training and all those pretty papers Aeson has all over his walls and what it is like to train? While there are few places that offer psychic degrees what is the deal? where do you get your degrees and how to learn how to be a professional psychic? We know there going to be a spill of the tea and Aeson always throwing a little shade. So, grab your tea or coffee and join in

Aeson Knight: After discovering his gift of clairvoyance at an early age, Aeson endeavored to learn tarot reading to focus on the question at hand. With many years of practice, this advanced His abilities so that he can bestow answers that go beyond simple card readings and random predictions. This combination provides clear guidance to your specific questions. Aeson works only with your direct questions so that you get the information you need. Learn More @ aesonknight.com or wvpsychics.com

Dottie The Psychic: The act of doing magic, including reading for people, connects me to the universe. I talk to my higher power. I’ve seen a whole different side of reality. I know some people don’t believe me, and I feel sorry for them because they won’t see the beautiful things I’ve seen till they die. I can help people improve their lives. Whether I’m figuring out what’s going bump in the night, reading cards, or helping people connect with their higher self I am ready to help. Learn More: dottiethepsychic.com or wvpsychics.com

Mountain Bears for Feb 4 2022

Information about The Mountain Bears Podcast

LIVE from the Mountains of West Virginia, The Mountain Bears will bring you a gay-ish, techy-ish, bearish conversation on current topics on a variety of topics. What happens when a computer guy and a psychic start talking? The Mountain Bears!

Aeson, popular for his existing shows The Psychic Coffee Shop, is a certified master psychic with over 22 years of experience helping people all around the world, from housewives to CEOs, and everyone in between, is also a gay poly bear who wears his jaded glasses like a badge of honor.

Joe, a trained Information Systems & Operations Management professional, who has been listening to people and solving their tech problems for the last couple of decades, is a gay bear who spent his college years keeping an LGBT student organization afloat.

What do they have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. They spend most of their time helping the people who have an issue, getting to know them, and understanding what’s going on in their lives, their minds, and what’s really happening to be able to offer advice and suggestions.

Although we may not always agree, we both have a commitment to coming together, hearing people out, looking past the surface issues, and getting down to the core of what is really going on.

The Psychic Coffee Shop for Feb 8

Sharing current events from a psychic perspective, we often feature special guests stopping by to have a cup of Joe, have a good conversation, and talk about their unique gifts with us. From influential and inspiring writers and prominent members of the psychic community, we cultivate a lively discussion from all walks of life. Aeson Knight is a master psychic of more than 22 years, a certified clairvoyant, and a certified life coach who advises a diverse clientele from average housewives to government officials, all around the world. Joseph “Techy Joe” Arrington is a Technologist with a degree in Information Systems and Operations Management with a love of writing and experience in Web Development and Journalism, and a passion for photography and graphical design, he acts as PCSP Network Manager and Business Manager for Aeson Knight Reading. To Keep Up with Our Hosts and For More Information Visit: http://aesonknight.com/

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It’s Not Just Skilled Labor vs Unskilled Labor Any More, And That Matters

In the debate over minimum wage, we are also contending with a much larger social debate on neither the value of education and training, or even the right to a life sustaining wage, but one of semantics about the work that people do and whether or not that work is “skilled” or “unskilled”.

Which fails to acknowledge the much larger issue that labor is functionally no longer broken down into a dichotomy, but at least a quadripartite of highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled, that is then perceptively pulled back into the same two segments, with loose definitions on where each part should be classified based on the argument being made.

And that’s just the descriptor for various common trades, what we are also neglecting to address is the proliferation of so-called gig work, in which earning an income is not necessarily a function of vocation but of necessity to supplement income across the unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled spectrum. In some instances, even the highly skilled among us are also utilizing gig work to make ends meet.

But that all comes down to how we, we as a country, a state, a community, and a business choose to define employees within our business.

What we have failed to do is have meaningful conversations about labor, it’s value to people, and the value of people in general without it becoming an ego stroking pissing contest regarding whose job is more important.

I’m not a doctor, a lawyer, or an accountant, common professions listed as highly skilled.

Technically, as an IT person, I am however considered skilled labor, along with an interesting assortment of steel, textile, and chemical workers.

I’m not semi-skilled, though I have been classified as such, in the company of bartenders, taxi drivers, and clerical staff.

And then there’s unskilled, which is the odd assortment of people that, effectively, are seen as requiring no specialized training to do their jobs such as janitors, fast food workers, and cashier’s.

But when we get into the dichotomy of skilled versus unskilled, and depending on perspective, I’m generally considered unskilled.

And like many so-called skilled workers who are not “highly skilled,” I can easily, and have, end up on the same end of the pay scale as those who “flip burgers.”

And most of this has to do, not with skills and education, but about the desire of companies to maximize profits through arbitrary suppression of wages which they accomplish through creating a dividing conversation with words like value, worth, education, experience, and skills. Perhaps what we need is a fifth classification called “asshole labor.” To define, this would the classification given to those who utilize, perpetuate, and benefit from creating such arguments in the general workforce, example most CEOs of large businesses.

Because ultimately, when we look at income distribution, most of us, even those of us who are highly skilled, are essentially working between abject poverty and $150,000 a year. Asshole labor doesn’t get out of bed for $150,000 a year, most are not even interest in taking the position at under $250,000.

And in the asshole labor field, we find senators and legislators, the people who make our policies, vote on stimulus checks and minimum wage. And what we can see is that they are having an entirely different conversation about skilled vs unskilled labor. And that those are pretty words for me and people like me, and everyone else.

In employment we have seen the rapid rise of unpaid work that that reduces the effective hourly rate of those in salaried positions and hourly workers alike. From off the clock meeting, even ones happening on a day off, to transferring duties and responsibilities of multiple workers onto one employee causing unpaid extra hours to be worked, unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, and highly skilled workers are often in abusive positions being, albeit legally, pushed to work additional hours without additional pay.

If you work at an hourly rate at minimum wage and are required to attend an off the clock meeting, that unpaid time counts against your hourly rate of pay, in just one minute you are instantly making less than minimum wage. That part is clear and most workers who earn minimum wage to start realize that instantly.

But many skilled workers never realize that while the “expectation to work longer hours” effectively translates to lower wages as well.

If, as a full-time employee paid a fixed salary, you calculate that amount on the presumption of getting paid for work you do as though it were 5 days a week for 8 hours a day, you may easily earn $15 per hour or more. But do you work 40 hours a week? So maybe it’s more like 50 hours a week. So, you divide by 50 instead of 40 and you go from say $35,000 a year being $16.83 per hour, to $13.46 per hour.

Except, because you are a salaried employee that isn’t the whole story. If you were actually paid hourly, you would also be paid overtime, time-and-a-half, for those 10 extra hours. Now your $16.83 per hour is really more like $12.24 an hour.

And that’s the real fear and the real issue that makes companies fight against minimum wage increases.

Because what this conversation is actually about is overtime exempt and non-exempt employees and the wage and hour disputes that can arise when employers are found to be using that to pay wages at a rate that abuses employees.

In 2020, the salary threshold for overtime exempt employees jumped from $455 per week ($23,660 per year), or about $11.38 per hour that plummets to $7.34 per hour with just 14 hours and 40 minutes of overtime each week, to $684 ($35,568 per year), or about $17.10 per hour that allows for as little as $7.28 per hour with about 36 hours of overtime. Under $15 an hour minimum wage, 3 hours and 15 minutes of overtime would quickly push employed to an effective hourly rate of $15.20.

Overtime exempt is a classification allowed for another class of workers referred to as “white collar” (versus “blue collar”) workers, the definition of which is highly integrated with how we define the unskilled, vs skilled labor debate.

Despite protests that wage earners will see no improvement in wages, the reality is they very much would, albeit not immediately, as there would be a case for, even under the new standard, for employees not paid overtime to fight their exempt status in jobs where they are expected to work extra hours.

Assuming for a moment that employers didn’t hotly contest this change from $454 to $684, they effective showed part of their hand on just how many extra hours that they expect employees to work. Or, moreover, how many employees are expected to work in overtime exempt jobs and put in more than 14 hours and 40 minutes of overtime each week. In either case, neither employers or employees are defining jobs, at least not in the overtime exempt category, as 40 hours a week any more, and it would seem that those jobs are exceeding 54 hours and 40 minutes so regularly that a 150% increase in compensation to pad against unpaid overtime work happened without much debate.

To be clear, this means that employers are well aware that, roughly speaking, 55 hours a week is the new full-time job.

Using this all as a reference, that $684 threshold would need to move to at least $938 ($48,776 per year) just to accommodate 15 hours of overtime work expected, and $1,410 ($73,320 per year) for the full 36 hours of overtime that it currently supports. Another 137% to 206% increase of the minimum wage threshold.

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, entry level workers in a salaried overtime exempt job would effectively (potentially) be looking at going from starting a job at $23,660 in 2019 to $35,568 in 2020, to a foreseeable near future bump to $48,776, all because employers know that an increase in their demand for extra hours from employees coupled with an increase in minimum wage will inevitably lead to increased claims of exploitative misclassification of employees as overtime exempt.

And, with documentation by the employee and a half decent lawyer, those claims will lead to back pay awards and penalties that demonstrate to management and the broader asshole labor segment the fundamental need to adjust, if not through legal mandate at least business practice regarding, salary to amounts that would avoid most if not all such claims.

Why, because the Fair Labor Standards act not only can require an employer to go back 3 years to pay substantiated misclassification claims, from the date of filing, and can then double that amount.

So, let’s take this example and play it out in a scenario. John is hired as an overtime exempt employee at $35,568 a year, minimum wage increases to $15 per hour before he started. John is routinely required to put in 15-20 hours of overtime (for argument’s sake, we will say that over 3 years it averages out to a perfect 17 hours of overtime each week). John then files a misclassification claim. If that claim is substantiated, that employer will be penalized anywhere from $46,566, that makes up the difference between the $35,568 John made and the $51,090 he should have earned with proper classification and overtime pay) to $93,132 with doubling of that award.

What is important to remember is that, technically speaking, there are many employees classified as overtime exempt that are not the kind of employees that should be overtime exempt.

What generally keeps this from being an issue is that it should wash, and employees are happy enough with a fixed and expected income, despite being technically misclassified and potentially due more at some point but less at others if they were properly classified, and are also reasonably treated by their employer to not complain, and whose claims would effectively be arguing over pennies even if they were to pursue it.

But I don’t know anyone making $35,568 a year, from our example, who would walk away leaving $15,522 a year, or self-selecting a 30% pay cut just because their employer is “nice” to them. And really, given our past issues surrounding gender inequality in pay and the 75 cents for every man’s dollar that women make (the 25% vagina tax), how much worse would it then be walk away from another 30% in overtime pay?

And, guess what, even your employer isn’t dumb enough to think you will either, even if you’re already being paid 25% more for having a penis.

Trans-Allegheny Facebook Live Event 9:30PM-10:30PM EST 3/27/2021

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 2021 — March 27, 2021 @ 9:30pm EST

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 2021
SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 AT 9:30 PM EDT – 10:30 PM EDT

FREE Facebook LIVE Event Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 2021 hosted by World Natural Attractions

We thought as a fan of The Psychic Coffee Shop, you would be especially interested in knowing about this event.

Located in Weston, WV Trans-Allegheny is a gothic era 250-bed mental hospital that operated from 1864 until its closure in 1994.

In 2007 was purchased and has subsequently been a local tourist attraction for those both fascinated with the building itself, and the patients that were treated there.

Some of whom are claimed to still walk the halls.

Originally opened as the height of modern mental healthcare in its time, by the 1950s the number of patients housed there far exceeded its original plan by an order of magnitude, eventually peaking at 2,400 patients in the 1950s.

From hope for those suffering acute and severe mental illness, it eventually became a horror in its own right and a showcase of everything that was wrong with the mental healthcare system in the United States.

From SyFy’s Ghost Hunters to Travel Chanel’s Destination fear, the rich history of this building, and the experiences people have had there, keep this a popular destination for those who like to explore all things paranormal.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 2021
SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 AT 9:30 PM EDT – 10:30 PM EDT

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Just a historical reminder:

“The Shot Heard Round the World” when the American Revolution began on this date 245 years ago in Lexington, MA on April 19th, 1775. This event caused 6,800 Americans to be killed in action, 6,100 were wounded, with tens of thousands more killed due to disease. A fight for our nation’s independence, that brought for the bill of rights, the constitution, that hinged on the very belief that we had inalienable rights, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

And in 2020, there are fighting to kill an estimated 465,695 Americans, to save the economy. The economy that has made them jobless time and time again. The economy that has left them unable to provide healthcare for their families. The economy that lets them gamble on whether they may ever retire. The economy that left them homeless in the foreclosure crisis.

At the whim of a feckless president that demands the power and authority of a king.

Farmers around our country are dumping the food they have produced. Not for lack of need, but for lack of packaging. A nation is struggling to remain functional in a crisis, to get food to store, to keep people fed, and importantly at home as much as possible. Farms that typically produce for business-level consumers are unwilling to work within those same chains that they have supplied, to get creative, to keep Americans fed. Too hard. Can’t be done.

To follow in the step of the framer before them and load the trucks and start driving down the road.

Where is our Uber or Lyft style app for farmers? Where is the online farmer’s market? Where is the ability to go back into our history and move our food from farm to table?

From seniors to single moms, and everyone in between. What a life changer that would be, to move back into our past to move food from farm to table, with the added benefit of technology to aid the process. No going door to door, no leaving cash for the milkman, the butcher, the baker, or a local farmer. Paid, electronically. Delivered to your door.

Big businesses have conditioned farmers to sell in bulk, far removed from the consumers whose health and nutrition comes from their labor. And given a taste of what food, without being flown halfway around the world, stored in refrigerated warehouses and moved in trucks while being handled by countless people tastes like. How loyal these customers would be, to put a face and a name to the food that you provide.

Loyalty, gratitude. Fragile but valuable, far beyond prices, far beyond a post-virus future. These relationships would be a return to the very core of human values. The simplest and truest form of economy. That basic level of building block business relationships.

Our government, fighting in this not over how much to help, but over how much they can help the richest among us first, the most, and save the economy. Not the people who make that economy, the workers across our country, but those who rely on the rest to earn their money.

But we are supposed to see ourselves as sacrificial lambs–465,695 of us, should the 0.14% “Did we just talk the economy” numbers are correct—ready to die for business as usual. Not for universal healthcare, not for a universal basic income, not for employee protections, not for anything of consequence, but for the right for the uber rich to keep from seeing their stock portfolios go up in flames while we—not the uber rich, you won’t see them at work for a while—get back to work.

I understand the fear. I understand the fear of a world that has so quickly spun off its axis. Of a world where the future is uncertain, where the pain is incredible. Where we are do not know what to do except to try to go back to what it was. There was fear in 1775 too, and again on April 12, 1861, and spring of 1918 as well. Throughout history we have struggled, faced fear, endured pain, and through that we have reached astonishing heights. And at every turn it was we the people, not they the super-rich, who made the sacrifices, who bore the brunt of fear, who endured the pain.

We, we the people, we did that.

This is not a time to hide in fear in positions of powerlessness, to run to the security blanket of authoritarian regime. It is time to fight for our lives. Not just to protect our health here and now in a pandemic, but to also look past the current health crisis and take stock of what we have for so long-lost sight of. All men, and women, created equal, the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

Do you really feel running back to business as usual honors all the sacrifice that came before you?