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World Cup (MM #4269)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 6 hrs ago

World Cup (MM #4269)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason, the World Cup is underway and I know a lot of people are interested. A lot of people who are normally interested in soccer. And that confuses me, I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a big soccer fan. I saw my first soccer back in the 1970s when my dad was calling play by play for the naia champion Quincy college hawks. So I watched a bunch of games for those a couple of seasons he was doing that on the side. And I understand the game, but I don't understand the game. I've had friends who played for major college teams. I've got friends, kids, and relatives who play big time soccer. But I don't understand the fascination with the World Cup when you don't pay attention to soccer year round. I realize how big the World Cup is around the world. But the USA getting ready to play their third game today. And if they win, they move on. If they lose, they're out. And what's interesting to me, they haven't won a gamer lost a game yet. They've tied the first two. It's endurance, and I realize I'm never going to get it. I'm not watching. I don't understand it, but I know a lot of people who are.

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Cautiously Optimistic (MM #4268)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 d ago

Cautiously Optimistic (MM #4268)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I watch a lot of news, live in the PR world, and you know one kind of doublespeak you hear is when politicians, when spokespeople will tell you, they're cautiously optimistic, which basically means, well, it's a pipe dream and we hope this is going to happen, but this is what we really want to happen. Maybe if we wish it, it will happen, and never seems to work that way. Back in the day, I always plan for worst case scenario, and we'll hope for the best. If I could survive worst case scenario, anything above that was gravy, but cautiously optimistic is a phrase that I hear more and more all the time. I'm sure these people go through some kind of media training to teach them the phrases to use to teach them how to spin things, politics is all about speed. And yes, you hear a lot of cautious optimism from our politicians. We're still hearing it today until we get everything finalized in the House of representative votes. It's fascinating that we've reached a point in life where everything is spin. Cautiously optimistic. I don't know if that works for me. Every time I hear that phrase, I just kind of giggle to myself and go. I know what you're really saying. And I think everybody else does too.

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The Bear (MM 4267)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 d ago

The Bear (MM 4267)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Over the summer, my brother in law was telling us about this TV show on Hulu that we just had to watch. It was called the bear. It's about a guy who runs an Italian beef restaurant in Chicago, because both of our families are from the Chicagoland area. We were interested, but never really got around to it. And every time we talked to him, he kept asking, have you seen the berry yet? Have you seen the bear yet? Finally, my wife and I started watching the bear the other day and I didn't quite enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Now we're not finished with the first season yet. It debuted back in June on Hulu, but it was kind of depressing to me. When my brother in law told me it was going to be about Chicago style Italian beef, I got excited because it's one of my favorite foods. But Italian beef is just kind of the background. It's a story about a guy who was a young chef in the fine dining world who couldn't handle the pressure. And while there's maybe one laugh in each episode, there aren't very many. And I'm not sure I'm going to even finish up or go watch season two, which is coming up. Kind of disappointing. When they're talking about Italian beef, I was excited. It's a happy subject, but not in this show, the bear is kind of depressing.

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Safe In Public (MM #4263)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 6 d ago

Safe In Public (MM #4263)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. It sure seems that every time we have a mass tragedy, I find a reason to talk about it. And while these mason minute discussions, if you will, are similar, they're never quite the same. The one thing I keep hearing in recent news stories about the Colorado Springs tragedy is that people just want to feel safe in public. Now it doesn't matter what your gender it doesn't matter what your race it doesn't matter your sexual orientation. We all want to be safe in public. But I've talked before about people now fear going to the movie theater, going to the grocery store, going to just about anywhere. And it's not necessarily about being shot. It's about being robbed. It's about being mugged. It's getting scary. I don't like to go to the gas station at night anymore. Now, I'm a big guy. I know how to handle myself. But I'm still nervous. Whenever I go to the gas station at night, I never take my entire wallet. Just one credit card, and my driver's license. And that's it. Just in case. And it's sad that it's gotten to that point, but that's where we're at in this world. We all just want to be safe in public, let alone be safe and private.

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Historic (MM #4262)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last week

Historic (MM #4262)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Nashville is currently going through an identity crisis, and it leads me to ask an important question. What is historic mean? And I'm being very serious. Nashville's fighting between what we call the old Nashville and the new Nashville. And everybody's claiming we're ruining our history, we're tearing down historic buildings to put up more glass buildings, whether they've got retail or residential. It doesn't matter. It's not historic anymore. Somebody was arguing that we're losing a building that's historic. But the building isn't necessarily historic. It's just old building. It was the business that was inside that was historic. It was an important place in Nashville for many, many years. So people miss it, which, by the way, it's gone. So therefore, they're tearing down history. It's like the old Joni Mitchell song. They pay Paradise and put up a parking lot. Here we don't put a parking lot. We put up skyscrapers. It's the same thing that many cities go through. Charlotte went through it years ago when I was there too, and Atlanta's been through it. And a lot of cities have been through it. But I asked the question, what is historic? Can we even agree on that? I don't think we can. And until we do that, we won't find a solution.

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Big Check (MM #4261)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last week

Big Check (MM #4261)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I'm sure you've seen the commercials, but I wonder if you've tried the product before. I'm sure you've seen the commercials for haribo, gold bears, the gummy bears. I think they're the original gummy bears. Well, they're in the news today and has nothing to do with the bears themselves. Story out of Germany, the man in Frankfurt found a check on the ground for in American money, $4.8 million. It was roughly 4 million, I think €4.6 million that he just found laying on the ground from a vendor, one of the grocery stores that carries haribo in Germany. That was made out to haribo, founded on the ground and reached out to their legal department and was told to shred the check. So he did it no problem proved he did it, and they sent him a thank you gift, some haribo gold bears, kind of a gift assortment, and he was little put off, thinking, well, I could have gotten a little bit more than that. I realized nobody else could have cashed the check. The check would have been worthless and it just would have been recut, but that's not the point. Something's not right. And haribo says, hey, he should be glad he got something. Not a great way to show customer appreciation. And the Internet is squawking, and he's squawking.

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Organized Crime (MM #4257)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last week

Organized Crime (MM #4257)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. When you hear people talking about organized crime, you think the mafia, the stereotypes on TV. But there's a type of organized crime that's going around in America right now, causing lots of problems. Target just announced they had a horrible third quarter, huge losses, and it wasn't because business was bad. It's because of organized retail crime, kind of like shoplifting on steroids. I've seen it happen here in Nashville at a Walmart store one time. We're literally a group of people together came in work shoplifting. These people are so organized, they come in ahead of time and have it all planned out, and then literally you see the van pull up, zoom up to the front of the store and they all go running out with whatever items they've got and hop into the van and it speeds away. It's almost like you see on TV. It's happening in San Francisco so bad. Retailers like Walgreens and CVS, they're leaving the marketplace because in some areas they're having so much problem with organized retail crime. Target is saying that's the reason they're losing so much money and most retailers don't even want to talk about it. Organized crime, the retail version. It's hurting our pocketbooks, and hurting retailers too.

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Positive Stress (MM #4256)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last week

Positive Stress (MM #4256)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I saw headline for an online news story the end of the day that I just had to read positive stress can help you be happier and more productive at work, according to new research, how to harness it. And this was from CNBC, so it's a legitimate news source, but it's basically saying that stress, well, for the most part, not the greatest thing, and especially stress at work. It can be positive for your mental health if it's the right kind of stress. And I thought to myself, what is the right kind of stress? They say there's a sweet spot with stress that most people can tap into, where you feel alert, but are debilitated by it. In this case, stress can be positive and motivating. If you decide to take on stress as a challenge rather than as a problem, it can actually be positive for you. The keys to all of this understanding what is good stress and bad stress, bad boss, bad stress, but yet challenging tasks can be a positive stress, but most of the time anymore, stress is just stressful.

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Positive Stress (MM #4256)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last week

Positive Stress (MM #4256)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I saw headline for an online news story the end of the day that I just had to read positive stress can help you be happier and more productive at work, according to new research, how to harness it. And this was from CNBC, so it's a legitimate news source, but it's basically saying that stress, well, for the most part, not the greatest thing, and especially stress at work. It can be positive for your mental health if it's the right kind of stress. And I thought to myself, what is the right kind of stress? They say there's a sweet spot with stress that most people can tap into, where you feel alert, but are debilitated by it. In this case, stress can be positive and motivating. If you decide to take on stress as a challenge rather than as a problem, it can actually be positive for you. The keys to all of this understanding what is good stress and bad stress, bad boss, bad stress, but yet challenging tasks can be a positive stress, but most of the time anymore, stress is just stressful.

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Smaller Portions (MM #4255)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Smaller Portions (MM #4255)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Over the years, my wife and I have eaten out a lot. It doesn't matter what the meal we've spent a lot of time eating out. But as we've gotten older, as our schedules have changed and our waistlines, sadly increased, we decided to eat at home more to make sure to control portion sizes to make sure we're taking care of ourselves. Plus, it was just a hassel going. I got to eat all the time. But recently because we're both busier now with our careers, we find sometimes it's just easier to go out and eat. And the one thing I've noticed recently is not only the cost increase, but portion sizes have changed a lot of restaurants. In fact, we went to a Chinese restaurant, I'll be honest with you. The portion for my meal was probably the smallest I'd ever seen with this restaurant. And we've probably eaten there half a dozen times over the years. But while their portions have gotten smaller, their prices had an increased. They made the choice to go smaller portion sizes versus no price increase. Some folks, price increase, no portion change, and then sadly there are the others who are doing both. You just can't win these days, and maybe it is best to stay home and eat all the time. But after a while, it does get tiring.

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More Trucks (MM #4254)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

More Trucks (MM #4254)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Last Friday, we were getting a lot of rain. I guess it was the remnants from the hurricane now tropical depression. I think it's still a tropical depression. Nicole. Rain doesn't bother me that much, but rain around Nashville, especially during drive times, is not fun. But the one thing I've noticed since I drive into downtown almost every day now. There are more trucks, more 18 wheelers, more big vehicles, more tow trucks, on the road. When it rains, then there are one it doesn't. Now maybe it's because they're driving slower, or maybe it's all the accidents that might be happening. I don't know what's going on. There were two accidents on the major thoroughfare, and I had to take some back ways to get around them. It didn't take me that long to get to work, but I just found it odd that of all the traffic I encountered, tow trucks, flat beds, 18 wheelers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, school buses. You expect to encounter school buses during the morning drive. But all of those trucks that early in the morning, I know they're going somewhere. It's very strange to me, and I guess it's just an optical illusion to me that there are more trucks on the road, but I could swear there are.

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Hi (MM #4250)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Hi (MM #4250)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason, so recently I've been getting these random text messages that simply say, hi, or hello, nothing else, and I thought it was kind of strange. The first thing I think of, of course, it's spam. Somebody's trying to do something, so I went online to see what was happening. I just switched to T mobile earlier in the summer, so maybe it's a T mobile thing. Of course I found in a T mobile chat room that it looks to be a T mobile thing, but nobody can explain what it is other than people trolling through numbers, looking for people to engage with, but nobody can ever figure out what it's about. If they're just trying to figure out that phone numbers exist so they can then try to spam you and scam you. I would think that spam text messages are spam text messages, and they're all built the same. Much like the phone calls I get that are now spam phone calls. But I've noticed slight variations in slight differences with each different carrier. And I wonder why that is. What the robocallers and what the robo text mailers can figure out based on your carrier. I wish they could fix it, but I get the sense, they're not going to, because what's in it for the mobile carrier. I know the government has tried to slow that down, but doesn't look like it's happening, is it?

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Still Here (MM #4249)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Still Here (MM #4249)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Since I didn't win the roughly $2 billion Powerball jackpot, I'm still here. Now, of course, I didn't play. I didn't buy a ticket, so I guess it wouldn't have mattered one way or the other. I've always been fascinated with lotteries, specifically the Powerball, the mega millions, all the big lotteries. I'm not a gambler by nature when it comes to games of chance. So I've never really played. My wife used to play at work when they would go in and spend a buck or two or whatever and buy tickets together. So they do the whole workers all bought the tickets thing and try to go from there. You have a better chance of winning when there are less people playing. Now, of course, the payout for the $2.01 billion lottery jackpot to the one winner in California. If they take the cash right now, it's like 977 million. Think about that. They could become an instant almost billionaire, but I wonder how many tickets they had to buy. So I'm just here doing my thing and really just wasting time because, well, I didn't know what to talk about today. And I knew even if I'd won the lottery, I'd still be here.

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Still Here (MM #4249)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Still Here (MM #4249)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Since I didn't win the roughly $2 billion Powerball jackpot, I'm still here. Now, of course, I didn't play. I didn't buy a ticket, so I guess it wouldn't have mattered one way or the other. I've always been fascinated with lotteries, specifically the Powerball, the mega millions, all the big lotteries. I'm not a gambler by nature when it comes to games of chance. So I've never really played. My wife used to play at work when they would go in and spend a buck or two or whatever and buy tickets together. So they do the whole workers all bought the tickets thing and try to go from there. You have a better chance of winning when there are less people playing. Now, of course, the payout for the $2.01 billion lottery jackpot to the one winner in California. If they take the cash right now, it's like 977 million. Think about that. They could become an instant almost billionaire, but I wonder how many tickets they had to buy. So I'm just here doing my thing and really just wasting time because, well, I didn't know what to talk about today. And I knew even if I'd won the lottery, I'd still be here.

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Selected (MM #4248)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Selected (MM #4248)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. You can tell we're in an unsure economy right now, because I'm getting so many credit card offers. Now not in the mail, but online. And it tells me I've been selected to receive a new credit card. Now what it's not saying is, as you've been given new credit card, you still have to apply for this credit card. No, I just look at them and kind of toss them in my deleted mail and go on. But I thought to myself, I remember in the olden days when people would just send you a new credit card and if you activated it, you had a new credit card account. Of course, a lot of credit card fraud, a lot of credit card problems over the years, and they don't send out the cards anymore. And they don't automatically qualify you. I know there was some big issues with banks automatically qualifying people. People have been taking the cards and getting so upside down in them and they blame the banks because of the bank head and send them the card they wouldn't have had the problem. But it's kind of interesting that I've been selected. I'm constantly being selected. And while I guess I should be honored, I really don't care that much. It's a vicious cycle. It's a vicious game, sadly won some of us have to play. But whether you've been selected for a new credit card or not, something best to avoid if you can at all help it.

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Ears (MM #4246)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Ears (MM #4246)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I will admit, I'm not the biggest sci-fi or fantasy fan, but I was kind of curious the other day when I saw a trailer for the new marvel movie, Black Panther, Wakanda, forever. And the reason I was curious was because I noticed one of the characters had pointy ears. And I thought to myself, I remember mister Spock had pointy ears, and elves. I think hobbits had pointy ears and fairies and goblins and pointy ears mean you're not a human being. I mean, I realized these people aren't human beings. Of course, most of their characters and movies are in books, but why the pointy ears. And it's odd. I guess that I'm just thinking about this. I've also noticed online a lot of people are into dressing up like their favorite characters. I know there's a word for it a term for it. I can't remember what it is. But I see a lot of people wearing pointy ears. What is the fascination with pointy ears? Maybe I'm just an old man and I don't get it anymore and I should just move in the corner and just mind my own business. But something's changed and the pointy ears kind of freaked me out.

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Ears (MM #4246)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Ears (MM #4246)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I will admit, I'm not the biggest sci-fi or fantasy fan, but I was kind of curious the other day when I saw a trailer for the new marvel movie, Black Panther, Wakanda, forever. And the reason I was curious was because I noticed one of the characters had pointy ears. And I thought to myself, I remember mister Spock had pointy ears, and elves. I think hobbits had pointy ears and fairies and goblins and pointy ears mean you're not a human being. I mean, I realized these people aren't human beings. Of course, most of their characters and movies are in books, but why the pointy ears. And it's odd. I guess that I'm just thinking about this. I've also noticed online a lot of people are into dressing up like their favorite characters. I know there's a word for it a term for it. I can't remember what it is. But I see a lot of people wearing pointy ears. What is the fascination with pointy ears? Maybe I'm just an old man and I don't get it anymore and I should just move in the corner and just mind my own business. But something's changed and the pointy ears kind of freaked me out.

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Strange Stats (MM #4244)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Strange Stats (MM #4244)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I'm always up for interesting trivia, strange stats, if you will. And I saw a story the other day that I had to read. It said, what's the deadliest month of the year? Of course, we can track this, but how do you even determine what the deadliest month of the year is? By the way, the answer is January. Here in the U.S., more people die in the month of January than any other month of the year. 40 to 60,000 more fatalities in the U.S. during January than in August or September, and that tracks all the way back to 1999. A lot of it they say is because of the weather because it's cold all across the U.S. because a lot of people get the cold, the flu coming through the holidays, the stress. It all kind of plays into one another. The deadliest month of the year is January. Of course, I wanted to find out which is the least deadly month of the year. And they didn't go into those details. So I've got to try to track the information down. You've got to watch out for the flu, pneumonia, COVID, all those things, just to get through January. You've been warned. You better be safe, just in case.

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Rankings (MM #4243)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Rankings (MM #4243)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. When you live in the south, college football is probably bigger than the NFL, and it all depends on who's having a good season as to how many fans they have. I remember when I lived in Alabama it was during the good auburn years and more people were auburn fans in Alabama fans. Of course now it's completely different. Auburn is not that good. Alabama has always been good. Now, of course, Tennessee this year having a great season and there are more Tennessee fans than I've seen in decades. But what drives me crazy is everybody thinks their number one in something. This week, Tennessee is both number one and number two, depending upon what rankings you're looking at, because in the AP poll, they were tied for a second with Ohio State, Georgia was number one. But then the playoff rankings came out this week and have Tennessee is number one. Ohio State is number two. And Georgia is number three. So everybody who's a Tennessee fan is running around saying their number one. We'll find out if that's true this weekend. But I've never understood why they have to have the AP rankings, and now the playoffs poll. How many rankings can you have? I worked in radio. That's how we were concerned about rankings and ratings. No matter how you spun it, there was only one number one.

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Early Explorers (MM #4242)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Early Explorers (MM #4242)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. For years, we've learned about the exploration of the North American continent. Of course we all know Christopher Columbus didn't really find America and that when the early settlers got here, the Native Americans were here. But then there was the parts of Florida that Ponce de Leon found and rumor has it. The Vikings visited us through the Canadian provinces. Nobody knows what's really going on. But what's interesting is they think they have found Viking runes, not ruins, but runes, which is kind of like hieroglyphics in Oklahoma. People have been discussing this now for a bunch of years, but there is a series of rocks in Oklahoma no longer near any water that have what they thought could have been Egyptian hieroglyphics, Indian writing, they weren't sure what the writing was, but now they think it's Norse. They think it could be from the Vikings. Some say dating back to the year, 1000. Of course, others are saying no, it probably comes around in the 1800s, but nobody knows for sure, but here's a rock in a small part of Oklahoma. It could have been partially settled by Vikings that just blows my mind. They say it's possible, but nobody knows for sure

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A highlight from RECESSION: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To BUILD WEALTH Is Here! | Robert Breedlove

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

07:07 min | 5 hrs ago

A highlight from RECESSION: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To BUILD WEALTH Is Here! | Robert Breedlove

"Do, please leave a review on our podcast. It's the best way to support us so that we can get the show out to more people just like you that want to reach their true human potential. I'm Tom bilyeu and welcome to impact theory. The argument has been that a little bit of inflation is necessary to stoke an economy otherwise people will not consume and there will be no economy. Robert breed love welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me, Tom. Glad to be back. I'm very excited to have you. In any financial crisis, what can somebody do with their money strategy to come out the other side better than they went in? Yeah, this is a kind of a complicated question because one of the things that money is I talk about this a lot on the show is an insurance policy on uncertainty. So by definition, a financial crisis is a time of great uncertainty. So the standard strategy, you know, your grandmother's wisdom would be to save your dollars, save your hard earned cash. But that gets a little bit more complicated and a very inflationary environment where we are inflating currency very rapidly or counterfeiting currency. You throw that out. It's the same thing. So we covered that last time, but it's worth for people that are just encountering you for the first time. Why do you say that what is inflation and why do you call it counterfeiting? Yeah, so inflation quite simply is legal counterfeiting and counterfeiting is criminal inflation. They're mechanically the same thing, but inside of a legal monopoly at a Central Bank, it's called quantitative easing or some other euphemism that makes it sound really good. But if you or I do it, we get thrown in jail. So it's just making more money. It's just a political institution that has authorized itself the exclusive ability to print money. And when you print money, you are stealing claims on wealth from other savers of dollars. So you have first person that I had ever heard say it like that. I always thought inflation was a lot of physics that we needed that things just inflated by 2% year over year. That's just the way that it was. So right now we are in a very inflationary environment. And I would say that's a part of why where I would very much call what we're in right now a crisis. The media is trying to soft shoe it, but I think every day it's going to be more and more problematic and I could be wrong, but I don't think so. Why are we in an inflationary environment right now? Well, we're in an inflationary environment because we just printed $6 trillion in the U.S. over the past 24 plus months, which is what percentage of the total supply of U.S. dollars out of existence. You would have to check the exact data on this, but I want to say it's an increase of about 40% of the total supply. For since what? 1913? No, since 2020. No, but I'm saying the 40% of a supply that started in 1913. So this isn't like, that's correct. So supply issue and starts in 1913. So for the first 108 years of dollar existence, we produced, let's say, again, check my numbers on this 15 trillion U.S. dollars. And then we just increase that by an additional 6 or roughly 40% in the past two years. So if you look at the chart, it's very kind of low and slow. If you on the way up and then one huge spike recently. That's so crazy. I don't think people really understand. But before we go all the way to that, we will certainly get more into that. So okay, we're in an inflationary environment. So how do you want people thinking if grandma is grandma's wisdom is now wrong because of that environment. And so because I really am right now to your point about you want as many options as possible in a time of uncertainty, I am right now trying to be as close to gold buried in my backyard as possible. Yeah, I always feel the need to say, I'm not, I don't actually have gold buried in my backyard. I don't want people showing up. But trying not to be locked up in too many things that are long-term, though full disclosure I do own a very substantial amount of Bitcoin and Ethereum. But for the most part, I'm trying to have my options open. Well, I hope you have it in self custody, at least. Because that's buried in the backyard. Yeah. I'm not. I'm not to the point that you would be happy, but I'm getting close. Okay. 'cause if it's Bitcoin on an exchange or with a custodian, it's not your Bitcoin as we commonly say. Not your keys, not your coin. I don't want to disparage grandma, she's right, actually. You know, holding options in the face of uncertainty is the right strategy. It's just that the tool of optimal optionality, if that's a term, is not no longer the dollar. It's decreasingly the dollar. The more you print new dollars, the more your debasing that instruments ability to store value across time. So it's less useful as a tool of optionality as money is intended to be. And as a nice barbell to that strategy, Bitcoin is or gold, physical gold, is a really nice adjunct because as you debase currency, that would indicate that would basically equal you have more dollars chasing the same amount or relatively same amount of gold or Bitcoin, which would be a higher price of Bitcoin or gold in dollar terms. So I want on inflation though I don't want to leave this yet. It's a very complicated term. People often think prices going up as inflation, which it is. That's a form of inflation price inflation. There's also monetary inflation, which is the expansion of the Fiat currency supply. But the try and the reason I equate inflation to counterfeiting because it doesn't exist without the legal monopoly of the Central Bank. You don't have arbitrary expansion of the money supply outside of a legal monopoly. It just does not exist. So to try and give people a useful analogy about this, if you slice a pizza into more slices, it doesn't mean that there's more pizza available to eat. You've increased the number of slices nominally, but the size and volume of the pizza has not changed. You can not feed more people with it. You could similarly think of money as an option on the global capital stock. And every time you print a new unit of money, you're basically slicing that pizza, if the pizza is the global capital stock, you're slicing it into finer slices or thinner slices. But if I'm printing more pizza, why isn't it that I have more pizza versus but you're not printing pizza, so pizza is global capital. Capital, stuff, machines, equipment, real assets, let's say. Money is just the option, the call option to acquire those assets. And so if I increase the number of options available, what I'm doing is taking away the ability of those saving in dollars, I'm stealing from them. You're stealing their purchasing power.

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A highlight from Kyle Gillett, MD: Hormones & Holistic Health Habits

The Rich Roll Podcast

00:56 sec | 1 d ago

A highlight from Kyle Gillett, MD: Hormones & Holistic Health Habits

"Immune system. So your immune system is like your military. The most common problems are what full spectrum or primary care physician should be the best at. And I've noticed that there is an epidemic of obesity, and it is technically an epidemic according to, I believe the CDC, there is also an epidemic of hormone pathology. So obesity and its related pathologies like metabolic syndrome and also different hormonal pathologies like sub fertility or PCOS are extremely common and many physicians do not treat these conditions at all. So there's an excess demand and very little supply. The rich roll podcast. Hey everybody, welcome to the podcast.

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A highlight from Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

The Emma Guns Show

04:29 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

"How does this place make me feel? Because where you are, surrounding your environment, a sign of a place will impact how you feel. So start to observe that, and then consider, okay, what can I copy from this room where I feel good at home? It's always such a pleasure when people return to the podcast and especially so with this conversation with Mike Viking. I'm excited for you to hear this conversation because Mike's first visit way back in 2019. Was a general conversation about happiness, the research he does at his institute and the shift in the conversation that was happening at the time. All over the world to find these moments of happiness in times of stress. Then, in 2020, things changed for everyone. The world shut down and life was just different. We all spent much more time in our homes, so it's fitting then that Mike has written a book and has focused a lot of the institute's attention on how to make our homes a happy sanctuary. This isn't interior design, by the way. This is so much more as Mike explains during our conversation. So if you want to make your home a more welcoming place for you and the people you love, then I think Mike's insights are exactly what you're looking for. So it's all here. Welcome to the show. Well, this is one of my favorite things listeners because I am welcoming back a guest to the podcast. It is Mike Viking. Who is the CEO of the happiness research institute. But what I often do with guests before we start recording is so would you just mind reminding me what your title is just in case things have changed. Mike told me that he wrote his own contract. So please, please tell listeners. What you're full title is that you put in your own contract because this is fantastic. So yeah, my food time, I don't think I've shared this before, but it is CEO of the happiness research institute. Chief liking and lord of the dragons, because why not? But usually I just use the CEO of the happiness research history. Do you know, but it's so good to have that in your back pocket to click for that, isn't it? I'm now really reconsidering how I maybe I need new business cards. I have to think of something as imaginative. Although I think you bested everyone with that because that really is fantastic. You are joining me again on the show. We had a brilliant conversation last time we saw each other. And we were just reminiscing listeners that it was on the top floor, I think it was, over building in central London, and it was before it was about 9 months before the world fundamentally changed. Right. So we talked about happiness. We talked about your book all about hygge. Am I saying it right? I always have your nailed it well done. I always worry about pronunciations and what have you. But you haven't happiness research institute. So you are constantly researching happiness. But I'm guessing that what happened in 2020 and the subsequent 18 months and obviously the trickle down that we've had from that has changed, I guess your research fundamentally, because it's just the world just went on its head. It hasn't changed what I'm researching, because as you say, I mean, I research happiness. I created the happiness research institute ten years ago. And I think in the past ten years and in the next, let's say, 30, 40 years. I'm going to work with the same three basic questions. I try to understand together with my colleagues. How do we measure happiness and the good life? Secondly, why are some people happier than others? And thirdly, what can we do to improve quality of life? So my career is dedicated to those questions. That's what goes into our reports. Lectures, my books, the happiness museum that we opened in Copenhagen. So that hasn't changed. But of course, I think a lot of us now recognize to a larger extent because of the pandemic because of a war or European soil that it's a turbulent world. And what can help us there is to sort of distinguish between areas and domains and events that I have control or no control over. And that is something I've tried to harness for the past couple of years. And that was

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A highlight from NEVER DO THIS AGAIN! - This Is Holding 99% Of People BACK From Success! | Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

07:06 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from NEVER DO THIS AGAIN! - This Is Holding 99% Of People BACK From Success! | Tom Bilyeu

"Almost everybody quits. At everything. Yeah. They all give up a new year's resolution. They all quit. The big goal in their life. They all quit. I'm getting emotional right now. People quit, dude, it's so heartbreaking. Gentlemen, we're here to talk about habits changing life getting unstuck. What do you have for me? So I'll start off with what are the most common things you see people do that holds them back from success. Ego is a big one. In fact, that is the biggest, you need a self correcting mechanism. So at the beginning, we all suck. Doesn't matter what you're doing, whether you're a little kid, whether you're deep into your career, when you're embarking on something new, you're going to be bad at it. You need to leverage what is the more I push for success, the more I realize everything is just a scientific method, recontextualized for something. You have a guess, you try something, you fail to some degree, you assess what worked, what didn't work, you then reformulate your hypothesis and try again. The problem is, if you think you're amazing and in failure, it hurts who you are and your sense of self, you don't want to see the truth. And you will hide the truth from yourself extraordinarily effectively. Or you just won't try again. Oh, that didn't work. Not because of me, it didn't work because of some other thing, and you'll externalize it. The flip side of that coin, though, is if you take everything on yourself, oh my God, I messed up. I made a mistake. I'm stupid. I'm wrong. I did this poorly. This didn't work because of me, then you won't try again because you've just completely deflated yourself. So you have to walk this weird middle ground of having an ego, but making sure that your ego is based on something that makes you stare nakedly at your inadequacies. And the only way to do that, that I have found is to identify as the learner. So most people want to be right, good, smart. In fact, let's talk about Nietzsche. It's all will to power. Everybody needs to have that thing where they're like, because of this, I am a badass. This is why somebody at a toll booth or whatever flexes their muscle or somebody at the TSA have recently traveled and people want to flex their muscle there. Because you need something that makes you feel like you have power. Will to power. As you look, I am brand new to each other. I don't want to make it sound like I'm a scholar here. But it was the first thing that allowed me to understand what's happening in culture right now. Which is people fighting for ideas seem to me self evidently self destructive. And I could not understand why they would do that. But once you realize that, oh, if I can't beat you in open competition, then I just want to tear you down. When you realize that that need to show that you are powerful to make progress to strive for something to be able to bend the world to you in some way, then you realize if you can't make that will to power serve something that's high functioning in terms of pushing you towards fulfillment, you're going to be in a self destructive spiral. And so that's where most people live is they are running the scientific method of hypothesis they try something, but when it doesn't work and it won't, what do they do? And if at that moment, they realize, oh, I have this need to solve this to move forward to make progress, but I need to do that in a high functioning, self aware way, and the best thing that you can do there is see yourself, okay, I'm the learner. I want to see what I've done wrong. That is my will to power. My will to power is improvement itself. And to do that, I have to really accept the things that I'm not currently good at. Most people can't do that. Most people are stuck in the psychological immune system of I want the will to power, but I'm going to lie to myself, assume that I'm good, right, better, faster, stronger, and for that all to be true, anything that is saying that I messed up or I'm bad, I have to knock down. And that's where people get into self destructive loop. Instead, you need to be asking, what can I do differently? That would be more effective. So I think I'm good at staying at my inadequacy. I got that part. And then now I'm looking at I don't have the will to power. And so I think sometimes I get to what do you mean by that? Because you do every the will to power is innate. Meaning you want it, you want power. You want to be able to look at the things in your life that you don't like and change them in some way. So I want to do that. And then because I'm inadequate right now, I get that frustrated feeling of like, God damn it, why am I not, why am I not able to execute at the level I want? Why am I not sticking to the habits that I want to stick to? And it's just, you know, sometimes intellectually know the answer, but then I just get a frustrated with, I'm not there yet and sometimes it can be like it can be almost like paralyzing. So what do you think? So it's interesting because you're letting something very useful, spill over into not being useful. So you, the reason that you've had as much success as you've had is because it's never enough for you. You're constantly frustrated. You want to do more. Like when I think about how much you do, it's very impressive. You hold a lot of things. The reason you hold a lot of things is because it's never been enough for you. You always want more. You always want to get better. So that's good, right? That ambition has led you to where you are. My ambition has led me to where I am. But sometimes it feels pathological. I feel like I'm too ambitious. I want too much. And it drives me into this corner of taking on, like, everything, everything. And whenever I think about the remedy, and I think, oh, I would tell somebody else, do less. I don't like that feeling. I don't want to do less. I want to get stronger. I want to do more. So you want that. That's nature going, hey, I need you to go out and fight and do really dangerous things, right? If you think about yourself from an evolutionary standpoint, dude, so boys and girls read about history, okay? I'm becoming obsessed with history. Humans are murderers. Murderers, dude, we kill. We rape, we pillage. It's crazy. In all of us, is that animal. Now the question is, why would we develop that from an evolutionary standpoint? Because for millions of years, it was read in tooth and claw. It was so hard to stay alive to go out to get food. At the risk of derailing your answer, reading the book, the empire of the summer moon was transformative for me. It may be the book that made me fall in love with history, like just completely and totally. Because I realized the world used to be completely untamed. And that the great plains of America, which I had heard people referred to, but never knew what it meant. There was a part of America that was so flat and there was basically nothing there that they referred to it as oceanic. Meaning that it was like being lost at sea. It was just so big, so expansive, so open, so nothing

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A highlight from What to Eat When to Eat and Why for Liver Health

Ask The Health Expert

01:06 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from What to Eat When to Eat and Why for Liver Health

"Hey, this is JJ virgin. Thanks so much for joining me. This is ask the health expert. In each episode, I put the power of health in your hands and share ways to get healthy, lose weight, heal your gut detox and lots more so you can look and feel better fast. If you'd rather watch the video, hey, I did put on my makeup and do my hair, so check it out on my YouTube channel. How do you feel about your liver? You don't even think about it, do you? Nope. Our livers don't get enough love. Let's face it. And I mean, they are amazing. They digest our food. They store energy. They clean our blood and fight infection. And if you drink wine, thank your liver. But if your liver is neglected, that's not good. Things can go wrong in a hurry, and you could end up dealing with a serious disease. In this video, I'm going to give you the Intel on what to eat. When to eat and why,

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