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This podcast was inspired by my own journey, and evolution through life, and wanting to share my story as well as stories from regular every day people.

I'm a single dad, Union blue collar guy, former drug addict, spent time in Federal and State prison for drug trafficking and fraud. I was released in 2006 with nothing but the clothes on my back, and a bag of mail, and legal paperwork. In 2010 I finally kicked a long time methamphetamine habit, and started the long climb back up the ladder of life.

I'm happy to say in 2019 I have managed to navigate myself into a position where i feel confident in sharing my struggles and successes, in the hopes of helping others.

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Nowhere To Go But U‪p‬ Sean Dustin

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This podcast was inspired by my own journey, and evolution through life, and wanting to share my story as well as stories from regular every day people.

I'm a single dad, Union blue collar guy, former drug addict, spent time in Federal and State prison for drug trafficking and fraud. I was released in 2006 with nothing but the clothes on my back, and a bag of mail, and legal paperwork. In 2010 I finally kicked a long time methamphetamine habit, and started the long climb back up the ladder of life.

I'm happy to say in 2019 I have managed to navigate myself into a position where i feel confident in sharing my struggles and successes, in the hopes of helping others.

Email: nowheretogobutupnow@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nowheretogo.butupnow.9

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    #110 A Conversation With the Host of "From The Dust Podcast"...

    #110 A Conversation With the Host of "From The Dust Podcast"...

    Here’s a brief bio for James:
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    I was born in east Los Angeles June 12 1984.I grew up in the san Fernando valley I grew up as a PK a pastors kid. Growing up in ministry had it’s up’s and downs. Somewhat neglected in a way my pops was really busy with his ministry. I seen many things at a young age, even though I wasn’t in a street gang the life was around in our neighborhood. You would think id live up to my dads life.
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    As I was growing up I faced many situations that I put myself into our just happened to be at the wrong place wrong time type scenario. Introduced to weed at a young age. I found myself trying to make a name for myself in the graffiti world. Didn’t know how crazy that could get.
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    Then I experienced my first arrest GTA a friend stole a car and we went out for a joy ride. A few miles later and a whole squad of cop cars a helicopter and a k9 were looking for me. We where caught and went to the station where they grilled us but let us go after our parents came to pick us up.
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    Later one of the most tragic thing happened I lost a good friend and that opened my eyes to see that real life hit home. That’s when me and a really good friend/brother wrote and produced a drama depicting real life stories of addiction a street life a drama about young youth trying to find a purpose in the very streets I grew up in.
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    I later became a at risk youth intervention specialist. Where I mentored and worked with young teens headed towards a life of possible jail and or prison that was on the verge of being in gangs.
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    Even though I was doing this at a time I was being harassed my cops detectives. They where trying to get information on a shooting that happened just steps from my front door. With nothing to give them they threatened me with charges of firing a weapon. They claimed the victim a person I knew and had no problems with just a homie from the city. Well they said he was hit with two different calibers, but they found three different casings at the scene. They claim I fired the third in order to save my friend, which was not true.
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    Later I would get married have kids, years later with a divorce and past drug use and depression I thought about ending my life for a split second. After quitting the drug use I found myself going back to church and this is where I Had the desire to share people stories and that’s how the podcast came to be.
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    From The Dust Podcast:
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    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5uYVcPuyhU3NRfJonrLNjx...
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    https://www.youtube.com/.../UC4RSab8TGxj99GKVSffi7rw/videos
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    Book Suggestion:
    The Bible
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    Podcast Suggestions:
    There are so many
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    #109 A Conversation with Maryam Henein Director of the Award Winning Documentary "Vanishing of the Bees"...

    #109 A Conversation with Maryam Henein Director of the Award Winning Documentary "Vanishing of the Bees"...

    In this episode I am having a conversation with documentary director Maryam Henein. Maryam directed the documentary film "Vanishing of the Bees". It's available on YouTube with ads. I will drop a link below.
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    I first found Maryam when she appeared on one of my favorite YouTube shows called "The Union Of The Unwanted" where a bunch of alternative media show hosts and researchers get together every other Monday and hang out to talk about current things going on in the world.
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    My quest down the path of health and wellness began 15 years ago. You would never know by looking at me, but I was hit by a Ford Explorer at 45 miles an hour and then dragged 49 feet while negotiating a crosswalk. I broke my left femur, tailbone, L-1, and five ribs. I was outfitted with a 14-inch metal rod and it took me a year to walk again without a cane or a limp. The trauma I endured led me down a windy path of medical treatments and self-discovery.
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    As a journalist, I used to investigate the underbelly of Los Angeles as well as the human psyche. But in a quest to heal, I found myself delving into alternative medicine and using my investigative chops to figure out the root causes behind my health issues. It’s so wild how many of us blindly listen to our doctors when in reality, Western medicine has such a blinkered view of things. They compartmentalize body parts and symptoms instead of looking at human health from a holistic perspective.
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    I became both a scientist and guinea pig. I fused solid research with first-hand experience and not only became quite knowledgeable, but also healed myself and became a holistic health advocate! I found myself in the aisles of Whole Foods sharing my knowledge with strangers.
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    And then in 2007, the bees literally flew into my life and gave me a bigger purpose. The bees pulled the curtain and exposed the wizards of Big Ag. Just like you, I didn’t know that beekeepers zig zagged through America with semis full of bees from one monoculture to the next. I gained a whole new perspective about our food supply.
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    If (organic) food is thy medicine, then the rapid spread of industrial agriculture and the increasing standardization of the food industry is our downfall. Chemicals are killing bees and beings, monocultures are breeding super bugs and killing biodiversity, genetically modified foods are making us sick and ruining our seeds, and factory farms are causing wide spread antibiotic resistance and causing unbelievable pollution. The paradigm shift must happen NOW.
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    Maryam runs an online store called "HoneyColony" it's more than just another online natural health store.
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    HoneyColony seeks to save you years of anguish by giving you access to solid information and allowing you to connect with others who have undergone similar health challenges. We modeled our platform after the bees and with your help, it will be a fully functioning hive where people can communicate and find each other. Swarm intelligence delivers the truth. We gather nectar and pollen in the form of information and organic products that do not kill you.
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    The YouTube Link to "Vanishing of the Bees":
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    Gab:
    https://gab.com/LadyBee
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    GabTV:
    https://trends.gab.com/user/LadyBee
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    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MaryamHeneinbeelady2/
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    Patreon:
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    https://www.honeycolony.com/
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    https://simplytransformative.com/
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    Book Suggestion:
    Conscious Loving
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    #108 A Conversation With Adam & Debra From "Debra Gets Red Pilled Podcast"...

    #108 A Conversation With Adam & Debra From "Debra Gets Red Pilled Podcast"...

    Adam went down the rabbit hole a long time ago. Debra has been blinded by the mainstream media and the Democratic Party. Join this mother in law/son duo on their uncomfortable quest for the truth. 
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    In this episode I'm having a conversation with an unusual podcast duo from the "Debra Gets Red Pilled Podcast". Debra is Adam's mother in-law and she is from an affluent part of the San Francisco Bay Area that leans left.
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    Adam is an alternative media consumer and publisher that has alternative perspectives and subject matter experts on his show to expose Debra to another side of the narrative.
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    It's a great show! I was a guest on their show back in mid December of 2020. I really love the dynamic of the two hosts. The subject matter of the episodes is engaging as well as the authenticity of the content and hosts is refreshing. Debra's willingness to hear a different side and listen to non MSM ideas gives me hope for the left leaning Boomers out there.
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    You can find the "Debra Get's Red Pilled Podcast" here:
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    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/DebraGetsPilled
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    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8rgh2tbJUevi761MVKskQ
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    iTunes:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/.../debra-gets.../id1529830406
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    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2rQHXP3eCUPVRzyjZPHaU4...
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    Book Suggestion:
    Anthem by Ayn Rand
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    Podcast Suggestions:
    Tinfoil Hat Podcast with Sam Tripoli
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    Part of the Problem with Dave Smith
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    As a subscriber you would be helping to build and support my ability to work on this project full time, while still being able to bring you the engaging content that you enjoy listening to or watching.
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    • 54 min
    #107 David Didn't Let His Circumstances Define How His Life Turned Out...

    #107 David Didn't Let His Circumstances Define How His Life Turned Out...

    In this episode I have invited one of my fellow Toastmasters to join me on the show to share a comeback story with you. The first time I heard David's story was in his icebreaker speech at one of our meetings and one of his first assignments as a Toastmaster.
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    David's story was so compelling to me because it told a story that was similar to my own. A young man making bad decisions that have consequences. Some of the choices led to jail and some of them led to homelessness.
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    Ultimately there was a point in his life when the circumstances didn't direct his choices. His choices started directing his outcomes which led to who he is today. A successful real estate investor, a licensed CA real estate agent, a husband, and a father.
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    My story is one of many that you hear so well. I was first arrested at 13, went to jail at age 15. I dropped out of high school, started running the streets, and was a teenage father. I always thought that was the only life for me. Bottom of the barrel. A few years ago things started to change when I made the decision to change. I am now a real estate entrepreneur who invests in emerging markets across the country. I am a licensed CA realtor and started investing in real estate in 2016 by renovating properties and reselling them for a profit. I would like to tell my story to let people know that any dream is possible. You have to believe and accept it with full conviction. Whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve.
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    https://www.happyhomelegacy.com/
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    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013216571979
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    https://www.facebook.com/HappyHomeLegacy
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    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-selvin-b6b395117/
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    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/happyhomelegacy/
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    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/happyhomelegacy
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    Book Suggestion:
    Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
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    BiggerPockets & Bob Proctor 
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    • 50 min
    #106 Paul Kratsas sentenced To Life W/O Parole In 1992 For A Non-Violent Drug Conspiracy Charge...

    #106 Paul Kratsas sentenced To Life W/O Parole In 1992 For A Non-Violent Drug Conspiracy Charge...

    In this episode I will be talking to Paul Kratsas about his story that starts in 1990 when a drug deal went bad. Paul's last drug deal ended in him being shot in the face, robbed, car jacked, and being arrested in the hospital as the perpetrator of a crime.

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    Paul was sentenced to life with out the possibility of parole for one count of conspiracy to sell 5 kilos of cocaine even though there were never any drugs present at the scene of the instant offense, or anywhere else for that matter.

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    Paul refused to take a plea deal and went to trial and and lost. He was punished with a life sentence that the judge didn't want to give him, but his hands were tied. In 1994 when the crime bill was passed it doubled the mandatory minimums for drug offenders and took the judges discretion away from them in sentencing.

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    On February 5, 2021 Paul received a compassionate release from federal prison due to the first step act that was a bipartisan criminal justice bill that was signed into law by President Trump in December of 2018. Below is the section of the law that pertained to Paul.

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    Title IV makes a variety of sentencing reforms. Section 401 amends the Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) to constrain the application of sentencing enhancements for defendants with prior drug felony convictions by redefining “serious drug felony” and “serious violent felony,” to reduce the mandatory minimum sentence for a second violation from 20 years to 15 years, and to reduce the mandatory minimum sentence for a third violation from life to 25 years. It makes similar revisions to the Controlled Substance Import and Export Act at 21 U.S.C. § 960(b).

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    Harold Morris (Junior) has been convicted and sentenced to 40 years in Maryland state prison for selling marijuana.
    https://www.change.org/p/larry-hogan-state-clemency-40-year-sentence-mandatory-minimum-20-years-for-marijuana-charges?recruiter=800793370&recruited_by_id=9a57b1b0-a612-11e7-bddc-7175760863b4&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard
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    https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-please-get-paul-g-kratsas-clemency-paperwork-to-trump?recruiter=727343240&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=7c6386d0-4707-11e7-ae3b-51c800175060&share_bandit_exp=initial-17725829-en-US&share_bandit_var=v0&utm_content=fht-17725829-en-us%3Av5&fbclid=IwAR09s1z4NodjzLMEfZ3oWExJZs8zgayha8dvM-7NbxnHXw4SH53NKVBGc20
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    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-kratsas-compassionate-release-20210215-k3wisjaavzgn7gaeuuzea4wtju-story.html?fbclid=IwAR07e3n64_aBs08tlRm9vmd_FuA6e-NsCEI-nJ2lUvFsFeXvvuRMutEA6Qo
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    • 49 min
    #105 Abusive Relationships: There is ALWAYS a Way Out!

    #105 Abusive Relationships: There is ALWAYS a Way Out!

    00:00 Sean introduces(the wrong way) author, speaker, podcaster, performer, creativity coach, and second-time guest on The Nowhere to go but Up Podcast, Adrienne MacIain. Sean calls himself a d*** and Adrienne jokingly calls the whole world a d***. She explains the premise of her book and how it took 20 years to write. Self-victimization, a personal account of an abusive marriage, and helping people out of difficult situations are the main themes of her book. “No matter how far you’ve gone down a wrong road, turn back”. Sean is amazed that Adrienne has been to West Africa and she explains a little bit about her experiences with their hospitable culture. She continues that every culture has its upsides and downsides and where she visited, they don’t treat their women particularly well. She elaborates on the unfair and unbalanced dynamic of men and women there.
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    06:50 During her visit to Africa, Adrienne felt like she had to do “crazy things” in order to get by, giving her an enormous amount of empathy for these victimized women. She was able to get out of her abusive situation, but most of the time these women are already stuck from childhood. She further explains the physical and mental abuse they’re afflicted with. Adrienne spreads awareness about the people who think they can’t leave abusive relationships because of the Coronavirus. She lets people know that no situation is impossible and there are people and places that can help.
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    11:35 Sean speaks on a man’s tendency to be jealous and manipulative, driving them to control their partner’s friendships, make certain people off-limits, and threaten them with consequences. Adrienne gives an anecdote from her book; she was shocked to have witnessed a friend get hit in the face with a brick by their husband. American culture is tied in and how patriarchy and rape culture are normalized to a bizarre extent. Sean reiterates rumors of sexual deviancy with current and future presidents and how we’re forced to choose between the lesser of two predators.
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    16:15 Adrienne elaborates on the cycle of generational trauma that gets passed on with spousal abuse and reflects upon a horrific memory from childhood of her parents fighting. She wants to set the example for her daughter to never see her get disrespected so that precedent can be instilled in her as she grows up. Sean admits to having a past of being verbally abusive and states that mental and emotional abuse can be worse than physical abuse. Adrienne adds to that by touching on gaslighting, violence, and living in a constant state of fear.
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    20:25 Sean talks about his last girlfriend, how he would see his own abusive actions similarly depicted in movies they’d watch together and wondered if she was connecting the dots. He breaks down, in layman's terms, how explosive arguments play out and that he was the one that felt he had to end the relationship because of himself. Adrienne points out that “it takes two to tango” but we ultimately are responsible for controlling our own behaviors. She also details confrontations with her ex-husband and the peculiar way in which he would react in certain situations. Sean compares a specific thing he did to the “NBA flop.”
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    24:40 Sean admits the guilt he has felt knowing his past abusive tendencies were only continuing the patterns that he witnessed as a child growing up. He emphasizes how the importance of childhood is immensely undervalued and ages 0-13 are the most pivotal times to set a good example as a parent. “You’re raising f***ed up kids that are just going to create more f***ery in society.” According to Adrienne, the best examples that you can set for your kids are to respect yourself, trust your instincts, set boundaries, and respect other people’s boundaries. Sean points out that it is tough to label yourself as someone who is abu

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