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A highlight from Matthew 13:31-35 - "The Parables of the Mustard Seed & The Leaven"
"Morning. must have handed in my information to the bulletin wrong because it's the same sermon. I did not go through a theological crisis this week. I don't need a redo. We are in fact moving on. So I'll ask you to turn in Matthew 13. Today we're going to look at verses 31 through to 35. So once you're there then I'll ask you to find that spot in your Bible and then to stand as we read God's word together. And these are the perfect words of God. He put another parable before them saying the kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches. He told them another parable. The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour till it was all leavened. All these things Jesus said to the crowds and parables. Indeed he said nothing to them without a parable and this was to fulfill what was spoken by the Prophet. I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world and may God bless the reading of his word. You may be seated. I think I've shared the story of growing alfalfa this year. As a dairy farmer we feed lots of alfalfa to our cows and so this year I had to put some alfalfa seed in the ground to replace an older stand that we are taking out of production. If you've ever worked with alfalfa you'll know that alfalfa seeds are very very tiny. So tiny in fact that you don't put them in the ground to the moisture. You kind of put them on top of the ground and then kind of harrow it in and then you wait for rain or else they will not germinate. If you go too deep with those little seeds they will not germinate. And as it happened this year we broadcast our alfalfa on great conditions. I harrowed it. I rolled it. Man we're off to a great start. And then no rain. No rain. No rain. No rain. Landmark got rain. Mitchell got rain. We didn't. And it was very very dry and our alfalfa did not germinate. But you know what got a very good head start was every weed that has been on that field for the last 150 years did very very well in that time. And then we have to start making a decision. Okay do we wait for rain and wait for the stuff to germinate or are the weeds gonna snuff it out? And we rolled the dice and we said we're gonna cut those weeds we're gonna chop those weeds into poor silage that our beef farming neighbor can feed to his cows and we're gonna hope that that gives the alfalfa room to germinate. And you know what we did it and it rained and the alfalfa started to come. But the weeds had such a head start that that the next cut was some alfalfa and some weeds and we cut it one more time and you know what we ended this fall with? Was a beautiful thick lush carpet of alfalfa that we hope to harvest next spring. But it did not look good for a long time there. And maybe if the dairy farming picture doesn't work for you this is actually how it works with seeding your lawn as well. Okay? Weeds don't like getting cut. The grass, the alfalfa, can handle it. And I want to suggest this morning as we look at Jesus kingdom parables which are very agricultural so it is with the kingdom of God in history. In Acts 14 22 it says that it is through many tribulations that we must enter the kingdom of God. And the kingdom of God is again in view in these parables and we've seen Jesus already give a few and he's going to give a few more as we go on. Okay? And to define what is the kingdom of God? The kingdom of God is everywhere that Christ's rule and reign are present. So one way to say that is the kingdom of God is everywhere. absolutely There is not one corner of the cosmos where the kingdom of God is not. It's everywhere. But it's not seen. It's not visible. It's not acknowledged everywhere. And that is the job of evangelism is to acknowledge it everywhere so that people can see the kingdom not just live in it unknowingly. And so our work as people of God is to make this rule and reign of reality. This is God's creation so of course he's ruler over it but we want people to acknowledge that and to receive it gladly.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Moving on From Sam Bankman-Fried
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network. I am Benjamin Shiller, Features Editor here at CoinDesk. And joining me today is Danny Nelson. He is the co -host. And also Helene Braun. She is a reporter here at CoinDesk. And we're going to be talking about the SBF trial, which just wrapped up last week with the former founder of FTX being found guilty on seven counts of federal fraud and related charges. And that was a pretty big deal for the crypto industry and certainly here for CoinDesk as we broke the story originally. So Danny, what was it like to be there at the end of the trial there with the verdict? Yeah, I got to say it was unexpectedly emotional, right? So for five weeks, we heard all these co -conspirators, these insiders who pled guilty to various crimes, testifying against Sam saying he made me do this, he told me to do that. Caroline, Nishad and Gary all coming with their very powerful stories. And then at the end, Sam testified and then he was bad for him. I know, weird thing to say. I don't feel like he is innocent or I don't think he's not guilty rather. He's definitely guilty. He's guilty as hell. But watching him in the courtroom, watching his parents there, I just felt like this sense of, wow, I felt the gravity of the moment. And I don't know, we should lock him up, but we shouldn't give him 115 years. This is a hot take, I know. Maybe we can get into the rights and wrongs of how long he's going to get. Helene, what about you? How did you feel when you saw the verdict being read out? Yeah, I did not feel bad for him at all, especially after we heard all the closing statements. We heard two different closing statements from Assistant US Attorney, Danielle Cezune, and they were very compelling and very convincing. And I felt like there was this moment in her closing argument where I looked at Sam and it just felt like he finally realized that this was it for him. There was no going back. His defense was just not good enough. And I think the jurors knew too. And at that point I was just like, I hope he gets 150 years or 200 years. I don't feel bad for this guy. All the evidence that we've heard was just crazy to me. So no, I totally disagree with Danny. I think he deserves to be in prison for the entirety of his life. Right. So you mentioned the defense there. I mean, there seemed to be a consensus amongst lawyers that we spoke to about the trial and the defense that he didn't get a very good service on that score. I mean, how much of a difference do you think that actually made? I mean, it seems like a structural set of circumstances where he would get a guilty verdict anyway, and most people expected him to go to jail. But do you think if he had a better defense, he could have gotten a better sentence or a better verdict? Yeah, I think it's interesting because in the beginning of the trial, it sort of felt like the defense wasn't trying very hard. And I think it must be so funny if you're Mark Cohen, the defense attorney that Sam was represented by, to read all these articles about you and bad of a lawyer you are and how bad of the defense strategy you have from all these, you know, journalists that have nothing to do with the law and are attorneys themselves, and they're just judging your work, basically. But I think in his closing statements, I could see that he was trying really hard and that I think he was he had hope for his defense. I don't know. He's supposed to be good. I don't know. I was wondering that, too, if is he supposed to be a really good lawyer or is he just the guy that all the bad guys go to? He's the only one who is willing to defend them. From what I've heard, I think Mark Cohen is a fine lawyer, but that's the name of the game when you're a defense attorney. Your clients, especially the more outspoken ones like Sam Pink and Fried, you're not going to win all your cases. And if you have a really bad deck, well, that's the deck you have to play with. And he went to trial with this guy who had so much evidence against him. I think it was very insurmountable. So, sure, maybe he wasn't as quick on his feet with some of the strategic and tactical things in the courtroom, like objections and phrasing of questions and things like that. But if you have all these people testifying against your client, and then when your client takes a stand, you can't get him to sound the way that an innocent person would sound. And also, you have to remember, before the trial even began, the trial would go. The judge wouldn't allow the defense to bring in all of Sam's philosophical arguments. They wouldn't allow him to bring defensive counsel arguments. He went to trial with a losing hand, and it's not completely his fault that the trial ended up going against his client. Right. I mean, I have to say I agree with you, Danny, about feeling a little bit sorry for SBF. I mean, both things can be true. On the one hand, you can say this guy was a fraud, he was a criminal, he took a lot of people's money, and he spent it lavishly and irresponsibly. On the other hand, he is a human being. To get this huge sentence, he could go away for 115 years at maximum, seems like a rather excessive amount of time. And there is an argument out there that he is very much the fall guy for the industry, and the guy who's kind of taking the rap for a lot of cultural problems in the industry and a kind of lax, general corporate governance culture out there. I mean, there were VC funds that put millions of dollars, billions of dollars into FTX without doing any due diligence. And that's not a criminal act, but it was an act of cultural indifference or negligence that you could say contributed to this enormous folly. So, you know, I think there's a reasonable argument to say that he is taking the rap for the entire industry when maybe he doesn't quite deserve that kind of level of status here. What do you think about that, Danny? I don't know. I think it's a special kind of stupid to set up a company in the way he did. And sure, there's a lot of follies that crypto in general has committed, but just the arrangement between Alameda and FTX, and that's this whole case, right? That Alameda spent all this money from XTS customers. That is so unique, right? That doesn't even have to do with crypto. The way that this fraud was committed was mostly because people were wiring their money into Alameda Research to get it into FTX. So there was also the allow negative code and the let's borrow $65 billion code that was more crypto native, but I don't know. And, you know, look at me, I'm contradicting myself again, right? Because earlier in the episode, I'm saying, well, I feel bad for Sam and here I'm saying, well, he's guilty as hell. I don't know. I think there's room for both statements because it's very hard to watch someone's parents in the room when a guilty verdict is handed out. Like they're older, right? He's going to be locked up probably for the rest of their lives. I don't know. I just, I can't get over that scene in the courtroom. I did feel guilty. I'm sorry. I did feel bad for him. Did you steal the money? I did feel bad for him up until his testimony, because up until that point, all these people that he used to be friends with that were all part of the scheme to like, he wasn't just the only one that committed this fraud. All these other people, Caroline, Nashad, Gary, they're all part of this. And they all were put up on the sand as the good guys, so to say, just because they cooperated with the government and they told their side of the story. But his then testimony just showed that he is not remorseful at all. He still is trying to lie to people. He's still trying to talk himself out of this. And at that point, I was just like, it's too late for this. You're already in this trial. You're on the stand. It's time to look back and be a little bit remorseful and stop thinking that you're smarter than everybody else. I mean, do you think it would have made a difference if he was remorseful? Well, if he was remorseful, he wouldn't be convicted even faster. Yeah, except because he can't really be remorseful because in his opinion, he's not guilty. Right? So what's he going to say to the jury? He could say something like, I'm sorry, the people got hurt and I made mistakes and something like that. Well, he did say that. That was the very first thing he said, basically. And then after that, everything was basically, I don't remember. He decided to say it because he had to. Helene, among the witnesses that flipped on Sam, who's the biggest villain? Like you sat through that whole thing too. Who do you walk away feeling the least bad for and who do you feel the most bad for? I feel like there are easy answers here. I feel the least bad for Caroline just because literally just because of that tape that we heard from that meeting in November where she told her employees that it was kind of fun to, you know, steal money. She obviously didn't explicitly say it like that, but she said it was fun. She sounded a little crazy in that recording. So after her testimony, after hearing that recording, I thought, wow, she's definitely not the innocent little girl that everybody says she is. She certainly knew what she was doing. And she certainly, you know, she's certainly guilty as well. So I feel the least bad for her. The person that I felt really, really bad for wasn't a shot. Okay. But I also don't know if that's just because he's very soft spoken. He has a very low voice. He seems like a very sweet guy. So it could just be a front that he put on for his testimony. I have the opposite answers, actually, like a complete opposite. I feel like Caroline from reading the Michael Lewis book, which is sympathetic to Sam, but also some of the things that were said about Caroline were repeated by the government in their narrative. Caroline just comes off to me as someone who was completely, I guess the word I would use is submissive in every aspect of this business and personal relationship. And I don't feel bad for her at all, but I feel the least bad for her, even though she did big fraud. I think that Nishad, though, is next level evil. He presents himself, like you say, as this guy who is soft spoken. Oh, by the way, after he learned that the companies were stealing money from customers, he took out $3 million to personally buy a house. This wasn't like in furtherance of the scheme to keep it all afloat. This was so he could have a house, like personal enrichment. So I think it's all just a front. And Gary, I don't know how to read him. I think he just doesn't talk much. And he took the deal as soon as his lawyer said, we should make moves here. Do we know what the deals are with those collaborators who turned on SPF? I mean, will they be getting any jail time? We don't know that aspect of it. I would imagine that Gary will get the best deal because he offered himself up to the government before the government was even investigating. Caroline, she didn't speak until they raided her house. So you get negative points for that. And I don't know about Nishad, but I would expect Gary to get the best deal. Gary said he hopes that he doesn't get any jail time, though. And I think that could actually be the case, because we see in a lot of these white cases that those people or the witnesses that cooperate with the government actually get zero jail time. So I think that's a possibility, which would be crazy to me. Yeah, we'll probably get years of probation. So if they would violate the deal, then they would go right to jail. But I think Caroline might get some time. I don't know about Nishad, and I would expect Gary to get no jail time. Could we even see them back in the crypto industry? I highly doubt that that seems exceptionally unlikely. I think they want nothing to do with this. In fact, in other cases, the government, like for securities fraud, so some of them have some of them pled guilty to securities fraud. When you plead guilty to securities fraud, the government often makes you say, I will never work in the securities industry again. That probably means they shouldn't work in any of crypto, because most cryptos are securities. Bitcoin's not a security. Well, Bitcoin's not a security, too, and neither is Ether. But a lot of the other ones probably are. So if I were them, I would steer clear. I don't know. I think they've had their fair share of the crypto industry, and I don't think anybody needs to see them back in the industry. I think Adam Yedidia, who was one of the first witnesses, who was a senior software engineer at FTX, I think, or Alameda, he is a high school teacher now. Yeah, he's a math teacher. He seemed a little traumatized by this whole experience. Well, maybe in a few years' time, we can do a sort of where are they now article.
"150 years ago" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Okay, your position is clear. Thank you very much. You changed my life. Thank you. Great. Thank you. Best of luck in future employment. Hold your applause. Don't do drugs, please. Don't do drugs, guys. How's it going, Mr. Sir? Good. Thanks. So is Obama white or black? Say that again. Is Obama is he white or black? I can't. I can't hear you. Slow down. Is past President Obama, is he white or is he half and half? He's half and half. Yeah, according to his own admission. A lot of people say he's black, but if he has a white parent and a black parent. I said he's half and half. Okay, but the take is that if they want to keep the white primacy pure form, so they want to say that he's black. Yeah, I honestly haven't thought very deeply about the racial composition of Obama. If you get a pizza from Domino's, okay? Yeah, again. No, no, no. This is relative. You should probably stop. This is relative, unlike you. Trust me. Oh, trust you? Okay. If you get a half pepperoni and half cheese pizza, it's not. It's not a cheap pizza, right? So cool. Like I said, half white, half black, half cheese, half pepperoni. What's the point? Where are you getting at? Why is everybody laughing at me? The lack of self awareness is shocking. Thanks for being here. Okay. Missouri State starting strong, everybody. I got to tell you. Okay. Mrs. Charlie, it's an honor to meet you. I'm a huge fan of you, Candace, Ben Shapiro. And for someone that looks like me, if I even say I'm a conservative, I often get a strange look. So how do I stand up and say I'm a conservative? And then without people saying, oh, how can you be a conservative? And often they refer to saying like, oh, how can you be conservative and be black? And which is like something I often struggle to respond to, because I don't know why my skin color even plays or even any part in being what part of politics I stand. Anybody who says that is no better than a KKK activist from 150 years ago. Because they believe that if you have a skin color, you must believe a certain thing. The answer is you don't have to explain yourself. And I know it's tough, but I would throw it back at them. I think you should say, excuse me, why do you think you know my value system based on the melanin content in my skin? Why are you judging me? Why are you putting me in a box? Webster definition of racism is prejudging a person based on the melanin content in somebody's skin. Now, I don't throw around the racist term like a Frisbee because I'm not a leftist. But anybody that says that or gives you a weird look or says you can't be a conservative because you're black is just as racist as a grand wizard from the American South from the late 1800s. Let me also say this stuff.
"150 years ago" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"Okay, so you want to cover that? How much time should I take to give you everything in the Bible? We can either take two weeks or two minutes. And so let's get closer to two minutes. It won't be two minutes. But look at these four things. I came from the Father. That's Jesus saying that I am not just a regular human being. I'm not just born. I came into the world. I existed before. Then he says, and I entered the world, so I'm incarnate. So I'm a divine person who has come into the world through the incarnation. I became a real human being. I'm leaving the world now. And of course, as you know, if you've been coming, every time he talks about leaving the world, departing, he's talking about his death. So you see, he says, here he's talking about his pre-existence as a divine being. In John chapter 17, we're going to see where he says that he shared divine glory with the Father from all eternity. So he's a divine being, but then he's entered the world and became a human being. And now I'm leaving the world. I'm going to the cross. And then I will ascend to the Father where I will be your advocate. That's everything. Let's just take a moment for a second. The four things. One is, he says, I came from the Father. He's claiming here to be God. And Alexander McLaren, who was a Baptist minister in Manchester, England, 150 years ago, he writes this. I know this sounds like the sort of thing you've heard other people say, but he said it first. He says, nothing is more plain than that over and over again, Jesus reiterated this tremendous claim to have dwelt in the bosom of the Father long before he lay on the breast of Mary. If we know anything about Jesus Christ, we know that. And if we cannot believe that he thus spoke, we know nothing about him on which we can rely. I leave with you as a plain fact that the meekest, lowliest, most sane and wise of all religious teachers deliberately and repeatedly made this claim to be God, which is either absolutely true and lifts him into the region of deity or is fatal to any pretensions to be either meek or modest, wise or sane, or a religious teacher to whom it is worth our while to listen. It's all or nothing, McLaren says, and he's right. You can't take Jesus as just a nice guy or a teacher of love because he claimed to be God so often. I came from the Father. I shared glory with the Father. He claimed it so often that either he is who he said he is or you shouldn't have anything to do with him. But most of all, Jesus is saying, if you want my peace, you have to believe these things. And one of these things is his claim to be God. So if you're a typical New Yorker, I think you kind of, okay, Jesus is like, you know, he's got good teaching and things like that, but I don't know if I want to get into all that doctrine about his pre-existence and being divine. Well, you have to, or else you have no integrity if you invoke his name, if you invoke his example, if you follow him, but you don't take this seriously. He claims to be God. And he says, unless you accept this claim, you can't have my peace. But then the second thing he says, I entered the world, which means even though he was God, he became a human being.
A highlight from It's Time To SELL Your Bitcoin For MORE PROFIT! (WATCH NOW!)
"Back we're in the midst of what we're going to call a bullback a bullback it's exactly what you heard it's a bullback it's a new term that we need to know for this bull market what it is it's a pullback in a bull market that's worth buying or that must be bought that's a bullback and we are now in the midst of a bullback on bitcoin in the interim while this bullback is happening we are getting our alts exploding i don't know if you guys have been following but stargate which we called on the show is absolutely exploded doge which we called on the show also absolutely exploded we're getting a whole lot of green bubbles arbitrums up 7 .69 gala's up 21 .74 doge is up 10 .98 and the list goes on and on and on my big question is how is it that the alts are performing better than bitcoin but the dominance is actually going up and i'm going to show you what that means because there could be a signal now that's telling you that while we're having this on bullback bitcoin we should probably be putting some money into alt so we will actually look at that today and i'll show you a few indicators that show that maybe it is a time that you should be taking some money and putting some money into altcoins and i'll show you potentially which altcoins the signal is actually flashing for then i want to talk about something completely different because you probably noticed this and you've probably seen a lot of influences talking about the great decoupling and what they're referring to is they are referring to the fact that the nasdaq has completely decoupled from bitcoin and for the last seven days bitcoin has been going up and the nasdaq has been going down in fact the nasdaq's had quite a a bloodbath equities are having a bloodbath so i'm going to show you what changed because something changed somewhere along the way in fact it changed around about here and i'm going to show you exactly what changed you saw it i saw it but i don't think at the time or right now we have put one and one together to show you what actually happened and why the nasdaq is going up and all of a sudden mysteriously bitcoin continues to go up so we're going to talk about that um and then while we're there i want to talk about whether if the nasdaq has a correction because a lot of people are now saying that the nasdaq could have a massive massive massive correction what happened to bitcoin can bitcoin survive a big nasdaq correction will bitcoin thrive if there's a big nasdaq correction or will bitcoin be treated as a risk asset and then we'll start going down so i want to talk about that and then there's one last thing i want to talk about today i think this pump may be a conspiracy so i have a conspiracy theory that this pump may be a pump that is created on purpose by the higher powers that be to distract us from what is actually going on and what's actually going on is really bad for bitcoin i know it sounds bad and i'm not usually a conspiracy theorist but at the end of the show i'm going to show i'm going to show you this conspiracy theory i genuinely genuinely genuinely believe that this pump has been manufactured to show us or to distract us from what's actually going on under the surface and what's going on under the surface is actually not really good for bitcoin so that's what i think so listen we've got a lot to do today we'll try and get through the alpha as quickly as possible but for now let's get the show on the road all right we are back we are back we are back we are bringing you we are bringing you um amazing amazing amazing coverage today we've got a massive massive massive show today but before we start the show i'm going to tell you something that happened to me last night when which will you hear it it will blow your mind so what happened was i went to bed last night bitcoin was at about thirty four thousand eight hundred dollars and i woke up in the middle of the night and i looked at my phone and i caught the absolute fright of my life why because this is what i saw i opened my buybit screen and i saw thirty two thousand five hundred and eight i was like holy shit what the hell has happened here you know what i was doing i was looking at the bitcoin trading bitcoin euro pair not the bitcoin dollar trading pair crazy i know i know i know um just be careful it doesn't happen to you because it can make you feel it can make you feel like the market's taken a 20 correction when the when the when when uh when a 20 correction hasn't actually happened so try try for that not to happen to you guys because not a great feeling not a great feeling um before we get on to the alpha of the shot i do want to remind you guys that we have our competition happening in banter bubbles you see we've created a a winner bitcoin bubble uh tab for you guys here um you can also get into it by going into the the bitcoin bubble just click over there if you want to win a full bitcoin it's very very very simple you need to have a banter referral link or an account at any of our exchange partners with a banter referral link any banter referral link once you do you need to predict the price of bitcoin on the first of the first 2024 at zero zero zero zero zero one on on coinbase and when you do you can actually stand a chance to win half a bitcoin if your prediction is the closest for every exchange account that you have you're going to get five entries into the competition but you can't enter more than once a week you can't enter more than once a week so when you know what your prediction is just click on ready into your prediction so let's say i think it's going to be 55 000 for example my buybit account is four five six seven eight two and i submit my prediction okay but um okay so i've got to submit my prediction to two decimal places let's submit the prediction okay please make sure your prediction is exactly two decimal places okay let's just quickly go fifty five thousand eight hundred and twenty two zero zero eight hundred twenty two point zero zero and let's submit that okay judge is not letting me submit a prediction it says i'm gonna submit to two bitcoin so um go and do that it's on banter bubbles right now so how do you get into it you go to banter bubbles click on the winner bitcoin tab and then that'll take you into the prediction josh is just fixing the prediction first not having a good day today josh my sound didn't work and my bubbles didn't work not looking good not looking good anyway listen let's get on with the alpha of the show first of all if you're not already subscribed to our channel do that now before we continue do that right now if you are subscribed just smash the like button give us some some love let's get the show on the road let's see if we can get to 1500 likes i do want to show you my conspiracy theory i do want to show you and i want i want to hear your views on my conspiracy theory i do also want to show you um why it may be time to start buying alts i want to show you about i want to talk about this decoupling because this decoupling is actually real and i want to show you what actually caused this decoupling because when you see what caused it you'll say ah i i knew exactly what it was and now it all makes sense and then we can work out whether or not the market can survive a stock market crash if we actually get a stock market crash so that is what we're doing today for now let's get the show on the road let's quickly go into the charts let's look at this what's happening in the charts as i said to you what we're doing it right now is we are consolidating we've had a as i said it's a slight bullback exactly as i said it's a bullback what is a bullback a bullback is when you get a slight pullback that is very very much worth buying and that's pretty much how you've got to look at these pullbacks in the bull market it's a consolidation we are consolidating right here but what you're probably noticing in this consolidation is that a lot of people made a lot of money on bitcoin and what you're probably noticing is that the altcoins are starting to pop so you're getting the bitcoin dominance going slightly down but very much it is on the way up and then what you're getting is getting the altcoins rallying i mean just look at this week for altcoins most of the good altcoins have destroyed or obliterated the bitcoin performance hex is up 130 percent uh mina protocol up 73 .5 percent injective up 43 percent pepe up 96 percent chain link 50 percent up so this has been an amazing amazing run for altcoins it's been an amazing run for our altcoins dogecoin stargate i did show you show you all the ones that we actually got into some in the competition and some not in the competition um but what you're seeing is you're seeing that the dominance has come slightly down and even the dominance is very very very much on an uptrend you are seeing a big move to altcoins i'm going to show you why later on the show i'm going to show you why it's probably a good time to start putting some money into altcoins i'm not saying go crazy and sell all your bitcoin but put some money into bitcoin i also want to remind you that a few days ago we a lot of people are talking about the halving and they're saying that this cycle is going to be this pre -halving year is going to be like previous pre -halving years and i said to you what you've got to do is you've actually got to pick a fighter you've got to pick a fighter your fighter is either going to be the etf or the halving cycle and the reason why i said that is because if we follow the halving cycle theory then in theory we should continue to go down until a little bit before halving and that's usually when we break out but i said to you that i don't think that's going to happen i said that what i think is going to happen is i think the etf magnet is way bigger than the than the halving magnet and i think this year is actually going to be different because what we're getting is we're getting the etf news which is much bigger than the pre -halving sell -off that usually happens and it's going to change the way that the cycle plays out and what we see now is that everyone's starting to notice exactly what i said it says bitcoin is starting to do something completely different to what it did in 2019 at the same point in the cycle you can see that over here you see there's there's a breakout over here so that's what that is the cycle that is actually starting to happen and i think i'm much more a believer in this cycle that says that it will have we have 750 days to go until the next cycle high which which is which yeah so from now we've got 750 days to go until the next cycle happened actually if you want to talk about cycles the biggest cycle that i'm actually subscribing to and i did do a show about this a long time ago i said that uh the biggest cycle that i'm actually subscribing to is this cycle over here which shows that from 2023 so this this was done in the 19 in the early 1900s and um it was uh it's called the benna cycle predicted most major downturns it was published in 1875 150 years ago and it's it's been pretty accurate and what it says is from 2023 you will make quite a bit of money till 2026 but then get out in 2026 and buy in in uh in 20 uh and buy again in 2032 or something along those lines look i plan to be well retired by the end of 2026 and i think if we play our cards right we'll all be well retired by the end of 2026 so then the rest of this cycle thing doesn't actually matter it actually becomes a whole lot of garbage i see yuri's back we haven't seen yuri here for a long time yuri welcome back we haven't seen you for a long time actually let us know if you are present gabby says the etf is his fighter call it's a good day mate that's a good day mate iCP will make millionaires i'm not sure if iCP is going to make millionaires uh blockchain oh Raymond is here Raymond's present Marvin is present Raymond can't jump into the back end anymore because we've changed our system so we don't actually see him in in the back end anyway let's talk about something a little bit more important and that is the decoupling that the that bitcoin has had from the stock markets and specifically that decoupling happened or started not so long ago i would say that if you were to guess let me know how many days ago this decoupling started but i think it started about two weeks ago right and ever since two weeks ago what you've seen is you've seen something very interesting play out you've seen the nasdaq pull back in fact yesterday was the nasdaq's worst drop of 2023 and yesterday was one of the most bullish days for bitcoin right at the same time you have the nikai crashing which is a Japanese market selling but i want to show you if you look at the nasdaq since the friday the 13th of august the nasdaq's down seven percent at the same time if you look at the nikai the nikai is also down about seven percent which means that global equities world markets not doing very well right and if you look at what's happened to bitcoin which is this orange line over here you've got like this strange decoupling because these guys have been pretty well correlated up until something happened around about there and i'm going to show you exactly what happened round about there i'm going to show you how powerful this is and what this actually means for bitcoin right when you get it just say aha or just smash a like or just let us know that you've actually got it what you definitely know is that there has been a decoupling i mean you can't deny it i mean the charts are basically showing you that there has been that there's been very much a decoupling and in fact if you zoom out in this decoupling what you can see is that somewhere over here look at the date monday the 16th of october there was a breakout which gave bitcoin huge strength against traditional markets and from that point traditional markets started to go down and bitcoin started to go up now you may say well that must be as a result of the war possible could be because of the war the war however the first invasion was on the 7th of october right so what is it that happened on the 16th of october that made bitcoin completely completely completely outperform the market and could this be a sign of what is about to happen i mean everyone's starting to see it there's been a lot of tweets that are going that are going on here um showing people that actually something happened and bitcoin has decoupled bitcoin up 33 percent nasdaq down minus seven percent very interesting short -term decoupling um we're also getting some uh big trouble on the market so the yesterday was a very very very bad day for the tech stocks google had its biggest move down i think since its ipo or something it had a huge move down this we could just go to the google chart um let's take a look at google let's see google ah man hold on a second i think they changed the name to alphabet there we go so let's look at google so yesterday if you look on the daily well you see it doesn't show you the red candles but if you look at where it came from and where it started went down 10 .36 that is massive massive massive uh for google and now there's a lot of concerns that these magnificent seven are going to start crashing if you look at nvidia nvidia also not really a pretty picture so it's gone down from 475 to 421 in just a matter of days and there's big concerns that the nasdaq is maybe entering resistance or maybe entering some kind of crash territory and the magnificent seven stocks may be starting to come down people are saying look there's maybe been uh head and shoulders or maybe just a series of higher lows either way from a chart pattern um not not very good that's that's what yesterday looked like on the traditional markets and yesterday we know that we had on bitcoin one of our um one of our best days or certainly the last couple of days that have been some of our best days so what actually happened well the first thing that actually happened is you can see it in this three months so you can actually see what actually happened it was around here october 17th see there we go and you can see that a few charts start to turn october 17th bitcoin starts to go up gold starts to go up and ethereum starts to go up versus the nasdaq and the s &p which actually start going down so where did that happen just look at the date because the date's quite important october 16th that's exactly when it happened so on october 16th something happened which took the gold market up and took the bitcoin market up and took the stock markets down and changed the correlation between here's how the markets are doing and the traditional assets so you can see this chart we always look at this chart and it shows the correlation between bitcoin and certain assets okay now you can see that these lines have always been very very very correlated until very recently where bitcoin started to become more correlated to gold then it started to become two stocks okay so why what happened on the 16th of what happened on the 16th of october that changed that what happened on the 16th of october that all of a sudden bitcoin started to start being correlated to stocks and start being correlated to gold and if you can work it out maybe that's a sign for what bitcoin is going to do in the next coming days weeks months years so let's look at what actually happened well one massive thing that actually happened on this day scarecrows do you know what happened on the 16th of october 16th of october something happened somewhere on or about 16th of october what happened well that's the day that larry finke went on television and says that he thinks that crypto is a flight into quality that is the day where everything changed literally if you go back to all the charts the correlation this was posted on october 16th this rally is way beyond do we have sound we don't have sound today is about a flight to quality with all the you know i'm not hearing it around the war now global terrorism and i think there's more people running into a fight the quality this flight to safety whether that is in treasuries gold or crypto depending on how you think so this flight to safety discussion this flight to safety tweet this flight to safety interview this flight to safety narrative all started on the 16th of october and from the day that that started everything changed now i know you probably think well no it's completely coincidental i don't think it's coincidental i don't think at all that it is coincidental that specifically on the day that larry finke who is the world's biggest asset manager or he leads up the world's biggest asset manager i don't think that it's a coincidence a coincidence that on the day that he says that bitcoin is a flight to safety on that day the correlation between bitcoin and all other risk assets starts to change and bitcoin starts to become much more correlated to gold than to any other risk assets the king has spoken the head of the biggest asset manager in the world the one who creates all the investment narratives went up onto stage and said from this day forth bitcoin is a store of value it's a flight to safety which stocks are not and from that day we've got bitcoin much more correlated to gold now if we get that then we should maybe consider something which which is quite interesting so gold has a market cap of 12 trillion dollars okay bitcoin has a market cap of six seven hundred billion dollars okay when we have the halving next year the stock to flow ratio changes and gold is very much priced using a stock to flow ratio if you're going to price bitcoin on a stock to flow ratio after the halving then according to this we should get a market cap of 20 trillion dollars or a million dollars for bitcoin i think that that's a bit ambitious but it does show you that if larry think changed the narrative if larry think went out there and changed the narrative then then if people start pricing this like gold then we need to start applying gold valuation methods to uh to to bitcoin and you can see that the date is freakishly october 16th which is absolutely crazy i think i also had another tweet that i wanted to show you so i wanted to show you tweet over here which shows that if you look at bitcoin as an asset class performance in 2011 bitcoin was the best performing asset class the second was gold 2012 best performing asset class 2013 best performing asset class 2014 worst performing asset class 15 16 and 17 best performing asset class 18 worst performing asset class 19 2021 best performing asset class 2022 worst performing asset class, okay Now I remember when you were kids and they used to give us those puzzles and they say like What's the next part of the pattern here? So what is scarecrows? What is the next part of the pattern yet? So we had three Positive best best performing asset one worst three best one worst three best one worst What happens in 2024 and 2025 into the halving years and into the election years? Two more best and then what happens in 2026 when by the way when this cycle here says that things are going to turn The next bear market starts do you see how all the pieces are starting to come together? Do you see how all the pieces starting to come together here? Anyway, you choose how you want to see it regardless though We can see that when Larry Fink opened his mouth even though here in in in crypto We just thought that was great and him talking up his book He actually maybe maybe maybe he's the reason why things changed specifically on that day I mean, I think that that was the big endorsement that made all the fan managers realize that you know What maybe this thing is actually a flight to safety.
A highlight from Short Stuff: Candy Corn
"Get ready to dive into the future with Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, the groundbreaking podcast from iHeartMedia's Ruby Studios in partnership with Intel. Each episode unveils the incredible ways AI technology is transforming our world for the better. Join host Graham Klass as he speaks with the experts behind the technological advancements that are powering a brighter and more accessible future for everyone. Listen to Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh and there's Chuck and Jerry's here too, and Dave's here in spirit, which is appropriate because this is a kind of a Halloween themed episode of Short Stuff, is it not, Chuck? It's spoopy. Spoopy? Spoopy. Is that what you said for real? Yeah. Are you going to do this bit every year? I don't remember you saying it, so yes, as long as I forget the next day, yes, every year I'm going to do this. Spoopy. S -P -O -O -P -Y is a lighthearted spooky. Okay. Is that your own trademark slogan? No. Look it up. Okay. I will look it up. Actually, I'll forget all about it and won't look it up, and then next year I'll agree to look it up again. No. We should all pause, let you look it up. Okay. Since this is Short Stuff, we'll just let the tape roll. All right. Oh, look. There it is. Yep. You're right. Spoopy. No. I didn't make it up. It's a thing. Okay. You know what else is a thing, Chuck? Candy corn? Candy corn. That's right. It is a thing. It's one of the most divisive candies. It's probably the most divisive holiday candy of all time. Where do you land? Oh, I don't like it at all. Okay. Do you like it? I mean, there's a bit of a nostalgia play. I definitely can't say that I think it's like, oh, boy, this tastes great. I can't wait to eat it, but if someone throws a candy corn in my mouth and I happen to be chewing, I'll be like, oh, that old memory, but I don't go, puh, puh. I got you. We need to get one of those house divided license plates. Right. Sure. So candy corn is actually super old. We know it's at least coming up on 150 years old. They think it came out in the 1880s and by the way, thanks big time to a history .com better homes and gardens, always a treat .com, mbhenry .com and candystore .com a lot of dot coms in there. But one of the things about candy corn is its origins are murky. So people just generally say, yeah, this guy's the inventor. Yeah, exactly. I mean, are we going to that guy? No, let's talk about where it came from originally, we think. Yeah, because previous to the actual corn, they were making these kinds of candies and that's not to say the ones that were shaped that way and colored that way, but we're talking about mellow cream. You know those candy pumpkins? Yeah. That's mellow cream, right? Exactly. That to me is quintessential mellow cream, even more than candy corn. Yeah. And apparently they used to make all sorts of phony vegetables made out of that junk because Americans were still farming and they could, you know, if you had a little seven year old, you could be like, you got to work in the field all day. When you come home, you're going to get this mellow cream asparagus tip. Or mellow cream bok choy. Yeah. Oh boy. You would think these little kids who were being forced into child labor, the last thing they would want to see in their candy were agricultural products, but apparently that's all they had to choose from. The other thing to know about this, this context that candy corn emerged from is that these candies were available year round and the thing that made candy corn stand out among its peers is that it had three colors, technically two colors and the presence of all color. I like that. I like the way you put it. So let's talk about the guy who actually is credited with inventing this. Probably is, who cares at this point, he's been credited for so long it doesn't really matter. Yeah. And he's from Philadelphia and they like to take credit for everything. So we're talking about George Rininger is how I would pronounce it. Me too. Or Rininger maybe. And he worked at the Wonderly Candy Company in Philly, the brotherly love city. Yeah. And the reason why he's credited is that he was an employee there and they are known to be the first company to start producing these. And I guess he was a candy designer there. So Wonderly Candy Company was the first to put these out. They were out for a little while and you could, like I said, they were available year round, all of these things were, and they weren't associated with Halloween. You could find them at just about any celebration where they had candy treats. But the thing to know about them is they were, so you know like candy cigarettes or little candy people that you eat or candy things that look like other stuff. That's what candy corn was originally meant to be. And of course candy corn, it's in the name. But we think of it today as like little kernels of corn that you would like eat. It was originally marketed as candy corn in the sense that corn was chicken feed. So this was basically candy chicken feed is how candy corn started out. Because apparently, and this is something that I didn't know, this to me is the fact of the show, is that including a little bit after World War I, but previous to that and a few years after, apparently corn was kind of like a, it's not a vegetable, it's a starch, right? Yes. It was a garbage starch, like people, it wasn't on the plates of most Americans and you had to have been really hard up for food apparently to eat corn as a human. It was just for chickens. Exactly. So this is what kids were eating. They would go to the store and get a box of chicken feed from the GoLitz Candy Company. So this is the company that really exposed candy corn to the world. Which is, I love corn. Do you like corn? Yeah. I like corn on the cob. For some reason, once you take it off the cob, I think it's disgusting. Oh, even in like a dish like elote or like a salad or something? It depends. It really depends on the dish. But like if it's canned, I mean, oh God, I can barely like talk about it. You know the old story of when I was missing that front tooth and I would eat corn and there would be little rows of uneaten corn every like two inches. That was a Mad Magazine cover too. I think it was. So candy corn's out there. The genie's out of the bottle, as they say. Kids are eating this candy chicken feed. But then by like the mid -20th century, people ate corn normally. And by the mid -20th century, Halloween was very much associated with candy. I think around this time is when candy corn really became linked to Halloween. Like it would be weird to see candy corn at Easter. But that's how it used to be, friends. Yeah. But now it's linked, starting in the mid -20th century, like you said, to Halloween. And we will take a break. Yeah? Yeah. And we'll talk about how you make this stuff right after this. Hi, everyone. Thanks for tuning in. We'll see you next time. I'm Lauren Breit Pacheco, host of Symptomatic, a medical mystery podcast, a production of Ruby Studio from iHeartMedia. Every other week, we get to know the everyday people living with a mysterious illness and hear their firsthand stories of struggle and perseverance on their quest for answers. During the day, I'd feel like I'm just getting sick. I'd sort of have that flu -ish feeling, and then the next morning, I'd be fine. Then he started getting nodules on his body. He had been to so many different doctors, and I just felt like they were just throwing a dart at what this could be and trying different medications. You couldn't imagine that anyone could be alive and have a mutation in that gene. Listen to Symptomatic, a medical mystery podcast, on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. All right, you went to that website, alwaysatreat .com, and they had a pretty good story there about how they used to manufacture this. It's not a whole lot different than they do it today. Obviously, it's automated today, but back then, you would get a bunch of dudes, and they would get sugar and corn syrup and some other magical ingredients, and they would cook it in these big kettles and boil it all up. They would add a little marshmallow, maybe a little fondant to smooth it out a little and bit, 45 pounds at a time, they would make this warm slurry, and they would pour it into buckets called runners, and then these guys called stringers would walk backwards down a line and pour this candy into these little molds, these little trays in that classic iconic kernel shape. Yeah, and the trays were made of corn starch, and it would take three passes. And for some reason, I don't understand why the stringers, the guys pouring the candy corn slurry into the molds, would walk backwards. Do you? No, I don't. I was trying to think it might be easier to pour. I mean, it probably had something to do with the setup. I mean, I could understand if you're left -handed, you're walking backwards, or if you're right -handed. Yeah, I think right -handed, you'd be walking backwards if the thing was on your left. There's no explanation I can find for why they would walk backwards. Well, they are from Philly, so maybe they were just like, we're candy corn stringers, we walk backwards. Yeah, probably. You never know. That answer's as good as any. But the whole thing is that it would take three passes, because they would put the white in, then the yellow, and then the orange. And that's how it was originally made. And basically, nothing has changed except, like you said, it's become automated. They use essentially the same ingredients, which, are you ready for this? It's like you said, made with sugar. It's made with fondant, which is sugar, water, and corn syrup. It's made with corn syrup, which is a whole bunch of different sugars, mostly glucose, vanilla flavoring, and marshmallow cream, which is made from corn syrup, sugar, water, and eggs. There's a lot of sugar in these things, and they melt them into a slurry, all those ingredients, and they pour them into cornstarch molds, just like they did a hundred something years ago. Boom, boom, boom. They just layer up the colors just like that, more than, and this is according to the National Confectioners Association, the NCA says, 35 million pounds of this stuff, which amounts to 9 billion pieces of candy corn, are produced annually in modern times. Yes. And even in keeping in tradition, they make the machines work backward for some reason when they're pouring the slurry. That's right. And are we done? Of course not, because somehow you found actual survey statistics on how popular this stuff was. Yeah, because there's a thing. It's been around for almost 150 years for a reason, and the reason is there are some people out there who actually like candy corn. Yeah. I know, it's weird. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. So much so that the National Retail Federation, a font of statistics that have to do with shopping, purchasing, and consumerism in general, said that in 2019, 95 % of people who shopped for Halloween stuff bought candy corn. 95%. I'm not one of them. I wasn't either. We're in that weird 5%, but I can't believe it. The thing is, is I don't think all those people are eating candy corn necessarily. No, and it turns out if you go on to crafty websites, there are all kinds of fun little crafts you can do with candy corn, because it is a, you know, the color itself lends itself to sort of fall feelings and fall crafts, so you can do all kinds of stuff. Basically, you can hot glue it on whatever you want to. Basically, yeah. I saw a cute one. I can't remember where, but if you spike a pumpkin, you can make a little candy corn pumpkin hedgehog. Oh, that's cute. That's adorable. Okay, so I found some more stats too, Chuck. All right, let's hear it. Like, oh, I don't know. Where is it popular? Yeah, candystore .com looked over 16 years of their shipping data. That's amazing. To identify the top three favorite candies for each state, and candy corn was in the top three. It was not the first for any state, but it was in the top three for a bunch of different states from South Carolina to Maine to North Dakota to Michigan to New York, and then nationwide it was number eight. That's amazing. And we should thank Leslie, the temp at candiestore .com that month, who they tasked with doing this. You're right, for sure. Poor Leslie. Yeah, poor Leslie. That's all right. It probably wasn't a bad job. All right. They also did a poll, and I think Leslie was in charge of this too, because did they poll 3 ,000 people? Oh, no. Did they poll 3 ,500? Nope. I guess they polled everyone that they had their email contact for, which was, like you said, 3 ,247. And they said that, do you like it? Do you hate it? Why? And nostalgia, which is what I mentioned, that was one of the big reasons why people get this stuff. It's something they had when they were a kid that they might have liked the taste of when they were a kid. And then as adults, they'll say, well, you know, I got to be in that false spirit, and let's grab a bag. And then sweetness was another one for people who like candy corn. And then conversely, sweetness was a big reason people don't like candy corn. One of the respondents said it was like biting into a sugar cube, and that's pretty close to accurate. There's also the waxy texture that puts some people off, including me. I actually don't mind that part. I tell you what, though, I haven't had one in years, but it's an unforgettable flavor. Yeah, I have had it. I can bring that flavor to mind too. I just don't want it again, essentially. Yeah, I'm with you. And overall, though, out of that 3 ,247 Americans they polled, 56 percent were fans and 44 percent were not. So there are more people, at least according to that poll, who like candy corn than don't. That's right. And if you thought it couldn't get any better, everybody, Leslie drilled down even further and found out how people eat them. 51 percent just pop it in their mouth and crunch it like it's a piece of popcorn. Normal. 16 percent start with the widest bit, which is the yellow bit. And then 33 percent conversely flip it over and start at that little smaller white end, which is amazing to me that someone actually takes that tiny of a bite of something that small. Yeah. Some people like that tiny little white part. As if it tastes any different. It definitely does not. It shouldn't. No. If it does, you might want to take it back to the store because there's something wrong with your candy corn. Yeah, this white part tastes good. You got anything else? I got nothing else. Well, we're getting close to Halloween, everybody, which means Short Stuff is out.
A highlight from The Professors Disillusionment
"Welcome to Gospel in Life. This month we're looking at directional signposts through history that point us to Christ. All through the Old Testament from Genesis to Jonah, you see signs that point us to Jesus. Listen now to today's teaching from Tim Keller on Pointers to Christ. Verses 15 to 26. Then I thought in my heart, The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise? I said in my heart, This too is meaningless. For the wise man, like the fool, will not long be remembered. In days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise must die. So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I hated all the things that I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief. Even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. For without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness. But to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after, the win. This is God's word. one Now, of the things that an awful lot of people have said is that Ecclesiastes is a great book. In chapter 97 of Moby Dick, I know it so well, Melville says the truest of all books is Ecclesiastes. Thomas Wolfe in a pretty well -known American novel, You Can't Go Home Again, he says, one of his characters says this, Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece of writing I have ever known, the noblest, the wisest, the most powerful expression of humanity's life on earth, the highest flower of eloquence and truth. There's an awful lot of people who talk like that, say this is the best book in the Bible, this is the truest, this is the greatest. But I can almost guarantee you that none of them felt that way the first time, not the first time they read it. Because what you have when you first read Ecclesiastes, what you're struck with, is a teacher, a professor, as we'll see, in absolute despair. The very first verses, the first few lines of Ecclesiastes go like this, meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. And of course, the passage I just read is just the same. And so you have someone in utter despair with the bleakest view of life, and the reason people generally get very confused when they read it, people who are believers, people who believe in God, people who have the traditional faith, they say, I'm confused because it seems like he's contradicting everything the rest of the Bible says. And people who don't believe or have trouble believing or who are not as believing, when they read it, I'll tell you what they say. What they say is, who needs this? They say, this guy is a professor, this is the kind of guy who drinks himself into a raise on the left bank talking about the meaninglessness of life, this is the kind of guy who makes these art films that, you know, are so bleak and terrible that play in obscure little corners of Greenwich Village. Of course, the world has people like that, but most of us aren't like that, we don't see life like that. Who needs this rant? Who needs this pessimism? Now, the reason why it's so confusing is because a couple of things are missed. The first thing is because people don't realize the instructional approach. We don't exactly know who wrote Ecclesiastes, I won't get into the debate, it's debatable that Solomon writes, it doesn't matter because in the very first line, he calls himself a teacher, a word that can mean a professor. And if you read Ecclesiastes, you'll realize that this man, and it's the only book like this in the Bible, this man is running a seminar. He's not lecturing, he's not preaching, like a good philosophy professor, he's running a seminar. He is making you think. He is goading you with questions. Ecclesiastes, unlike any other book of the Bible, is not pedagogy, it's andragogy. Pedagogy literally means child instruction, memorizing, wrote, you see, drill, spoon feeding. Andragogy is a word that means adult instruction. Goading, asking questions, getting people to look at their own foundations, discovering truth for themselves. That's one of the reasons why Ecclesiastes seems so odd. But the other reason it seems so odd is because people, I don't think notice, unless you look clearly and I'm going to try to show you this morning, that the teacher is looking at life all the time. He's always saying, I see, I see, I saw this, I looked at life and I saw this, but he looks at life in two different ways and he goes back and forth between them. Let me show you the first way he looks at life and the second way he looks at life. It'll teach us a great deal. The first way he looks at life, in the first view, let's say how he looks and what he sees and why he sees it. Now, the first way he looks at life is he looks at life under the sun. You notice how three times in this passage, verse 17, 20 and 22, he says, I found this meaningless under the sun. I saw all my work under the sun was meaningless. This is a term that's used 30 times in the book. This is a term that is not used anywhere else in the Old Testament, so it's clearly critical to and very important to the whole book. And what he means by this, almost all the commentators I've ever read agree, what he means by under the sun is life here and now considered in isolation from anything else. Life under the sun is, he says, I'm going to look at the world as if this life under the sun is all that there is. I'm not going to look at life above the sun. I'm not going to think about God or eternity or heaven or hell, see. I'm not going to think of anything beyond. I'm going to look at life as if this is the only life we have, at least the only life we know. You know Carl Sagan in the beginning of every one of his Cosmos PBS segments, in the very beginning you'd hear Carl Sagan's voice come on and he would say, the cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Now most people are not atheists in the strict sense like Carl Sagan. What Carl Sagan is saying is, this life, this world, there is no heaven, there is no hell, there is no eternity, okay? There is nothing but this life, life under the sun, there's nothing else. Most people aren't atheists. Most people would say, well, I believe in God, but the modern person says, I believe in God or something, but we can't know. We can't know God's will for sure. We can't know about the after. We can't be sure. And so essentially the modern person says, we have got to live life as if this is the only life we know. And the teacher says, deal. I'm going to look at life as if it's the only life we know. That's how he's looking at it. That's the first way he looks at it. I'm going to look at life under the sun. But what does he see? What he sees is absolute inconsequentiality. Now, he kind of looks at it in several ways. He notices the injustice. If you look down, he says, it's unjust. Some people work very, very hard and never enjoy the fruit of their labor, and other people who don't deserve it at all enjoy it. And then he says, and worse than that, it's possible that you could work very hard to accomplish something in life, and then when you die, not only don't you get it anymore, but some fool comes along and takes over, and next thing you know, everything you've worked for is gone. You build an institution. You establish a school of thought. You do some good deeds, and somebody else comes along afterwards and just ruins it. But you see, that all is just, those are all just symptoms. Because up in verse 15 and 16, he really gives you the bottom line. In verse 15 and 16, as I read, he says, the fate of the fool will overtake me also. He says, therefore, this is meaningless, for the wise like the fool will not long be remembered. Now what he's bringing out here is something, again, incredibly modern, but something he's trying to grab you by the scruff of the neck and show you. And we're going to talk about why, but for now, let's say the what. We'll talk about why he's doing this, but right now, let's say what he's looking at. And what he is saying is, a wise life, a wise action, or a foolish life, a foolish action, a compassionate life, a compassionate action, a cruel life, a vicious action. In the end, makes no difference at all. None at all. If it's really true that life under the sun is all there is, if it's really true that when we die, that's it, and eventually the solar system dies, in other words, eventually something will sweep everything away, civilization will all be swept away, it won't make a bit of difference how you've lived at all. And therefore, there is no way, if you realize that life under the sun is all there is, that you can say one action is more significant than another, because it makes no difference in the end at all. Now, that's very bleak, you say. And the question comes up, why, you know, we're all smart people, we walk around, why is it that the average person, and the average person in Western culture who shares the teacher's premise that this life is all we know, but they go on out there and they don't feel that life is meaningless, they don't say one thing is as insignificant as another, that everything is ridiculous, everything is meaningless and vain and futile, no. So why does he, and here's the reason why. He looks at the whole of life, the big picture, and we refuse to. The key is, take a look at this question that he brings out, I have been meditating on this question for some years, and I just saw something this week that I'd never seen before. Here's the question he asks, and he dares you to ask the question. He says, down here in verse 22, what does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? That's the question. Every word is significant. First of all, he says, assuming that this life is all there is, first of all, he says, what is the gain? What do you get? What is the difference? Now, why do you ask that question? Because he's really showing us that you ask that question about any individual piece of your life, do you not? If somebody says to you, I would like you to go to the corner of so -and -so place, and I would like you to stand there for an hour tomorrow, you would say, for what? Well, the person says, I don't want to tell you, I'd just like you to do it. And you say, no, no, no, no. I want to know what difference it'll make, what gain there will be, otherwise it's a waste of time. You would never do anything. If it made absolutely no difference at all, if nothing came of it at all, you'd never do anything. But the thing that, in other words, we look at every part of our life like that. But the reason that the teacher comes to despair, existential despair, is because he uses a little word in that question that is so critical, and that is the word all. What do you get from the whole of your life? And the reason the average person shares the teacher's premise but does not share the teacher's despair in this world, in this Western culture, is because we refuse to use the word all. See, the average person, I mean, there's probably a lot of people right here listening to this, and you're going to sit through the 30 minutes or whatever, but you would never sit through 30 minutes personally with somebody. If somebody sat down and said, well, what do you believe about life? And you said, well, I'm kind of an agnostic, I'm kind of a, I sort of believe in God in general, it might be true, but the one thing is all we know is that we're here, we don't really know for sure why we're here or where we're going or, you know, we can't be sure. Now, the person says, well, in that case, you must, you have to look at life and say that nothing means anything, that there's no right and wrong ultimately, there's no significance between one action over another, that no one action is more meaningful or more significant than the other. And you wouldn't stand for that. You would say, oh, give me this, I took philosophy 101, this meaning in life, so philosophers need this, philosophers ask the big questions. The average person, the average person lives for the daily things. Sure, I don't know, I'm an agnostic, but I'm optimistic about life, why? Because when I take a boat ride in Central Park, I feel good, it's meaningful. When I hug somebody I love, it's meaningful. When accomplish I something at work, it's meaningful. When I do a compassionate deed as opposed to a selfish deed, it's meaningful to me. I'm having a fine life. You can't throw all this on me, you can't put me back into philosophy class. Now, you know what you're doing? You're refusing to ask the word all. There was an old Mutt and Jeff cartoon some years ago. Remember Mutt and Jeff? And at one place, Mutt, Jeff comes up and there's Mutt, and right in the middle of a street, right in the middle of a, you know, a road, a street, he has built a very, very tall pile of stones, and at the top of the pile of stones, there's a lantern, and Jeff says to Mutt, oh, Mutt, why did you build this pile of stones? Oh, he says, that's easy, so I could put the lantern up there. So that it's up high so that it gives a lot of light. Oh, okay. Why did you put the lantern up there? Well, I want the lantern up there so the cars will see the pile of stones and they won't crash into it. Why did you put the pile of stones there for the car to crash into? Well, so that I could put the lantern up there. Now, what is he doing? It's very simple. He's finding meaning of one part in the meaning of another part, but he's refusing to ask the question, does the whole thing have any use, or is it just stupid? Why do you work? Usually, a person says, I'll tell you why I work, so that I can do things that I like to do. I have avocations, I've got hobbies, I've got leisure, I like travel. Why? Well, that really recharges my batteries. Why? So I can work. See, the lantern is for the stones, the stones are for the lantern, and if you refuse to stand back and say, but what is the whole thing for? What is the whole thing for? How do you know your whole life isn't stupid? That your whole life isn't pointless? How do you know your whole life is not just a very, very large stone lantern in the middle of a highway? How do you know this? Now, here's what the teacher is saying. The teacher is saying, grow up. This is not pedagogy, this is andragogy. Don't be an ostrich. Ask yourself the question. If you would never do one thing, if it made no difference at all, okay, it would be meaningless, it would be a waste of time, unless it made a difference. What difference does your whole life make? What are you living for? What difference does it all make? Now, the average person just does not want to hear this. I had a little conversation with somebody, by the way, I know very well, I'll get back to why I think this was a valid conversation, but it's a dangerous one. I had a conversation not too long with somebody I knew very, very well, and this person had just said, what he said was, he says, you know what, the way you know what's right and wrong is, there's no reasons for it, there's no way to know what's right and wrong, you just have to know what's right and wrong in your heart, and if you know in your heart, then it's right, and then you just need to do it, and that's how you live, that's how you find meaning in life. And I said, well then, what do you say to Hitler? He felt it real hard in his life, and he did it, so that was okay. Oh no, my friend said, well you know, he says, the trouble is, most of the people's hearts in the world know that what Hitler was doing was wrong, therefore it was wrong. And I said, well you know, up to 150 years ago, most of the hearts of the world thought slavery was just fine. Do you think slavery was just fine? No. Why not? And he just looked and he shrugged and he says, you know, these things are so complex, if you think about this, you'll just dig a hole. Now this is a person I knew a very long time, and it was very, very cordial. Now here's the question. The teacher is saying, when someone says, I don't need to ask this question, I don't need to ask this question, what you really are saying is, my optimistic agnosticism, and that's the worldview the teacher is trying to absolutely smash, my optimistic agnosticism will fall apart if I ask that question. It can't deal with that question. It is demolished by that question. It is absolutely inadequate to that question. Optimistic agnosticism. Life under the sun is all there is, but there's moral truth. There's human rights. There's human dignity. Listen, if your origin isn't significant, you come from nothing, and if your destiny is insignificant, you're going to nothing, have the guts to admit that your life is insignificant. And stop talking, as if, on the one hand, you feel like you can poke holes in other people's inconsistencies. You'll poke holes in Muslims who say, I believe in God, but then they do something wrong, or Christians who say, I believe in God, do something wrong. You'll poke holes in everybody else's inconsistency, but you won't look at your own. You know, Jean -Paul Sartre made a very interesting statement. His most famous essay was right after the war, 1946. He wrote his essay called Existentialism and Humanism, and this is what he said. He says, God does not exist, and we have to face all the consequences of this. The existentialist is strongly opposed to a certain kind of secular ethics which wants to abolish God with the least possible expense. The existentialist, indeed, thinks it is very distressing that God does not exist, because all possibility of finding any values disappears with God. There can be no a priori good, since there is no infinite and perfect consciousness to think it. So nowhere is it written that we must be honest. Nowhere is it written that we must not lie, because the fact is we're on a plane where there's only us, human beings. Dostoevsky said, if God didn't exist, everything would be permissible. That is the very starting point of existentialism. If God does not exist, there is nothing within or without that can legitimize any conduct. Now, you know what is very interesting to me? Sartre took this idea, life under the sun is all there is, and you know what he says? He says, don't talk to me in any way that says that you believe that one kind of conduct is more legitimate than any other kind. One of the things that's come out recently, he died in 1980, one of the things that's come out over the last few years is what a misogynist he was. Jean -Paul Sartre was very bad to women, the women he knew, and he was very misogynist, but you know what? Whenever I read the people who accept his premise about life, and then get very upset about it, if he was alive, he would rise up, and he was only 5 '2", so that's, he would rise up, and he would say, please. He would say, you want to be free. You want to say, I am free to do what I want to do. You want to be free. As far as I know, this life is all there is. I'm not controlled by eternity, by moral absence, by God. I want to be free. Then you have got to have the guts to accept the utter meaninglessness of all distinctions. You want to be free, fine, but you have to accept it. Meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. Come on. You know, Christians look like real hard -nosed skeptics compared to a view that says, life under the sun is all there is, but I'm optimistic. I have meaning in life. I can enjoy things. I know some things are right, some things are wrong. I know it's better to be compassionate than to be violent. I know these things. Talk about blind faith. Talk about naive religiosity. why Now, is he doing this? Because he also tends to see life, the preacher, the teacher, the professor sees life in a different way. One of the biggest obstacles for people to believe in Christianity is that they think they already know all about it. But if we look at Jesus' encounters with various people during His life, we'll find some of our assumptions challenged. We see Him meeting people at the point of their big, unspoken questions. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus. And in His book, Encounters with Jesus, Tim Keller explores how these encounters can still address our questions and doubts today. Encounters with Jesus is our thanks for your gift to help Gospel in Life reach more people with the amazing love of Christ. Request your copy of Encounters with Jesus today when you give at GospelInLife .com slash give. That's GospelInLife .com slash give. Now, here's Tim Keller with the remainder of today's teaching.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL: Inside Sam Bankman-Fried's Trial Defense Episode 4
"But the at end, they're going to be like, hey, count one. What do you say? Guilty, not guilty. Count two, guilty, not guilty. And I don't know, push comes to shove. I don't know what those elements that are going to stand out at trial that sway jurors are going to be, but to Mark Litt's point, you might only need one person to say, I'm not convinced. And the advice of counsel stuff is tricky because according to the filings going back and forth, there are big differences between if you tell a lawyer, go and handle this for me, and the lawyer commits a crime, versus if the lawyer was just in the room when you discussed committing a crime and you took their silence as implicit endorsement of the legality of your actions, that does not hold up in court. There are specific precedents that say you can't get away with that. So again, those three deputies that may have been in the room with Sam and his lawyers from the firm Fenwick and what is it, Fenwick and West, or Ryan Miller who has a past at Sullivan and Cromwell, or Dan Friedberg, who was the top lawyer at FTX for a long time, testimony from all of these people and the exact phrasing and intentionality of what was in the room could end up being important. I mean, I think all of that will end up being important for sure, one way or the other, depending on how much is allowed to be discussed at trial. If Judge Kaplan says, yeah, I'll let you try it, then yeah, maybe some of it starts to appear. But I do think that was interesting because to your question on how much has changed since we started digging into Sam's defense, given what he's provided to us directly, there wasn't a lot of mention about Fenwick and West. There was way more about Sullivan and Cromwell and this idea of, hey, you promised me a lot of things before I turned this company over to John Ray, your chosen hand -picked successor to me. And then he turned around and chose Solcrom, that's now on pace to make almost a billion dollars through all this. And that as a defense kind of, again, you can start to see the pieces come together. As Marklet told us, on the other side, the government wants to include the bankruptcy facts, the facts at FTX eventually because of all of these things wound up in bankruptcy with a huge hole, is because of all the things that came before it and it completes their story. I think it's kind of interesting that we didn't see, I mean, he mentions Fenwick and West in here, but what he filed in his idea of advice of counsel leans way more in that direction than anything against John J. Ray and Sullivan and Cromwell. So I think that that's kind of, if you think about my discussion with him as a snapshot in time of his defense at that moment before he's in jail to where kind of the advice of counsel argument is moving now, I don't know if that like completes his story to kind of use the parallel grading metric. And if you're a juror, I don't know if the big bad boogeyman of my quote unquote lawyers told me I was fine. I don't know. But I don't think it's as neatly presented that way. So will it hold up? I don't know. But those are essentially the two pillars. And then the third one's not even really a defense in the courtroom at all, which is, hey, CZ wasn't exactly helping me out here when he triggered a bank run on FTX. And that also should be talked about, which I think actually probably should be talked about, which is why we talked about it in this series. But looking ahead, Abrams, when you think about what is to come and how these are going to go, as we discussed, 150 years for Bernie Madoff. For Sam, he's facing seven counts. And how the jury rules on it could determine some things. Right. I've heard a theoretical maximum penalty of 115 years. That's what the Justice Department said back in December, I believe. And you think about good behavior, bad behavior, sentencing, and how all this is going to go past whatever convictions happen.
A highlight from SPECIAL REPORT: SBF TRIAL 09/25 Update
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. If convicted of wire fraud and or conspiracy charges, FTX founder Sam Bankman -Fried will probably spend quite a bit of time behind bars. But there's a good chance the 31 -year -old won't spend the rest of his life in prison. Bankman -Fried's trial tied to the operation and collapse of FTX and its affiliated hedge fund, Alameda Research, kicks off next week. Prosecutors will have to prove that he knowingly lied to his customers or lenders, knew it was wrong, was trying to defraud them, or knowingly worked with at least one other person to try and defraud lenders, customers, or investors. The burden of proof rests on the prosecution's shoulders. The defense team, in contrast, only has to convince a jury that the U .S. Department of Justice didn't successfully make its case that Bankman -Fried violated the law. The charges themselves are committing wire fraud on FTX customers, conspiring to commit wire fraud on FTX customers, committing wire fraud on Alameda Research lenders, conspiring to commit wire fraud on Alameda Research lenders, conspiring to commit securities fraud against FTX investors, conspiring to commit commodities fraud against FTX customers, and conspiring to commit money laundering to hide the proceeds of wire fraud on FTX customers. Of these, only charges one and three, wire fraud on FTX customers and Alameda Research lenders, are substantive charges, meaning the Department of Justice is alleging that Bankman -Fried himself actively committed the crimes. The DOJ in its proposed jury instructions asked Judge Lewis Kaplan to clarify that there is no need to prove that the crime or crimes actually were committed with conspiracy charges unlike the substantive charges. The fraud -related charges are relatively similar, Jordan Estes, a partner at Kramer Levin, told Coindesk. They all involve Bankman -Fried allegedly lying to customers or lenders. The DOJ will focus on the lies and deceit they're claiming he engaged in. Part of this is intent, Estes said. If Bankman -Fried's defense team can prove he didn't intend to try and commit fraud, he may be found not guilty of the charges arrayed against him. The defense's job is to argue that the DOJ did not make its case. With an advice of counsel defense, which Bankman -Fried's attorneys have said they'll make, the argument may be that the FTX founder ran his actions by his lawyers while at the exchange, and they okayed them. The DOJ noted that under federal sentencing guidelines, convictions under the wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy charges each carry a 20 -year maximum prison sentence, while the commodities fraud, securities fraud, and campaign finance conspiracy charges each carry a maximum five -year sentence. Totaled, the original eight charges Bankman -Fried faced—one was later dropped—carried a total sentence of 115 years. Though there's headlines suggesting Bankman -Fried could spend over 100 or 150 years in prison, in reality, he will likely spend nowhere near that much time behind bars should he be convicted. For one thing, even if there's multiple convictions, the sentences are more likely to be concurrent than consecutive. Several lawyers Coindesk spoke to said that Bankman -Fried, if convicted, could spend 10 to 20 years or so in prison, given the severity of the crimes and the estimated losses. Of course, Judge Kaplan has broad discretion, and he will ultimately set the final sentence. Even 20 years is a pretty long time. That's an entire human growing up to adulthood, or greater than the amount of time it's been since the first iPhone was released to its transforming much of society. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from MAJOR Mt. Gox Update! (Bitcoin Sell Date Delayed)
"Let's discover some crypto news today. September 21st, it's 1130 AM because we always start on time here, and we got Drew and AJ on the ones and twos. How are you two doing? I'm doing great. Nice white tee, DZ. Nice white tee. Yeah, thank you. Well, I got the V. You got the regular, right? Yeah, you got the regular. Alright, so tomorrow, I'm going to have a deeper V, okay? We were just talking before the show. I want such a deep V that Salt Bae would be embarrassed. He would turn beet red from wearing the deep V, so maybe we have to get it that cut. Drew, your wife actually makes clothing. Will she make a custom deep V for you so we can match? This is absolutely going to happen. Top D with the deep V. Yours has to be in camo. Alright, guys, we're going to talk about Jerome Powell, some of the remarks after. They didn't change the rate hikes, what they mean. Also, we got Bitcoin at Mt. Gox has been moved. What's going on with that? When are these coins going to hit the market? When is this Mt. Gox Bitcoin going to hit the market? Is it going to dump Bitcoin's prices? Is it going down 10K, 1K? So we're going to talk about that as well. We got to talk about Maxine Waters and X potentially turn into a payments platform. Linda Yaccarino, the CEO, tweeted out something last night. We're going to look at that as well. And we got some XRP news. It's going to be a great episode, so please hit that like button, everybody. Are you all feeling good? Are we feeling red? You know, the market's down, but I still feel pretty good. You feeling good? I'm feeling good. Alright. Let's go to blue. Alright, alright. We're also going to have charts with Kelly at the end, too, so it's towards the beginning. Alright, well, let's talk about Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. He spoke at a critical press conference after the interest rates decision. Here are the details. We're just going to break down some of the key takeaways. As expected, they did not increase the interest rate, kept it constant between 5 .25 and 5 .5. And here are the important excerpts from Powell's statement, everybody. We cannot have strong employment market without price stability, so we got to get the price stability in line. Consumer spending is quite strong still. Rebalancing in the labor market is expected to continue. We keep scrolling here. There's a long road ahead for reducing inflation to 2%. And the fact that we decided to keep the policy rate constant does not mean that we reach the policy stance we wanted or not, so they're still leaving themselves open for an interest rate hike. A lot of people think there is going to be an interest rate hike, not the next one, maybe the one after that, maybe in the beginning of the year. And last but not least, we're pretty close to where we need to be. I wouldn't attach greater importance to an interest rate increase. So they're trying to minimize any market impact. I wouldn't attach greater importance to an interest rate increase. I wouldn't care that much if we increase rates. Does that signal that they are going to increase maybe one or two pauses from now? I think that's signaling a strong maybe with a capital M. Yeah, I think a big takeaway from this is where it says the full effects of the Fed's tightening have yet to be felt. And that is definitely the sentiment here. Like this isn't the first time we paused on the interest hikes and the markets have fallen. You know, the past two days on the live stream, everything's going up. Everyone's saying, oh, the price is going up. I'm sitting here saying, I think this is a bull trap. I think the price is coming down because I was looking at the stock market charts, looking at the DXY charts, DXY still going up because of the previous interest hikes coming into play, stock market coming down. But crypto is pumping. I'm thinking to myself, oh, this isn't this isn't going to hold up at all. We're going to come back down the reality. And that has started to happen today. So there you go. Right. All right. Well, let's talk about Japan's economy as well. Japan's economy on the brink as the end stumbles to 148 year low bond yields. So that's a decade or almost 15 decades right there. As Japan contends with depreciating in and rising 10 year bonds, its economy stands at a unique crossroads. The yen's fall to a nearly 150 year to date low against the U .S. dollar brings with it a mixed bag of economic implications. I'm surprised they had the yen that long, you know, throughout all the world wars and everything. Yeah, true. Yeah, yeah. I mean, that's I mean, but still 150 year low, 150. The Bank of Japan now faces the intricate task of maintaining currency stability and keeping yields low amidst a high public debt environment. Complicating the test further is the yen dollar carry trade, which could intensify the pressure on the yen as the interest rate difference between Japan and the U .S. widens. So we're going to be keeping an eye out on that. We did lose the Internet, but it looks like we got it back. All right, Russia. Let's talk about Russia here. Let's rush into this next area. Russian Central Bank replenishes gold reserves to 2023 highs amid economic sanctions, according to a report by Kitco. That's where I use all my silver pricing data. Data from the IMF's international financial statistics reveals that Russia's central bank increased its gold reserves in August, apparently returned to the initial levels at the start of the year. Twenty three hundred tons. It was later confirmed by the World Gold Council. That just sounds like a shadowy group right there. The World Gold Council sounds like a bunch of bond villains. Kitco also reports that Russia is bolstering its reserves to mitigate the impact of Western economic sanctions, particularly those related to its invasion of Ukraine in February. Often we see Ray Dalio made this big, bold prediction as we see an empire on the decline. Debt is relative. And so, yeah, America's debt's terrible, but Japan's is worse. China's is worse. You know, everyone else is worse. So a lot of people use that data point, say America's debt can just get as bad as it wants to be, as long as it's not that bad relative to the rest of the globe. We're in no worry whatsoever. The other side of that coin would be, well, people will eventually stop buying debt and what are they going to start buying? They're going to buy gold, maybe some digital gold as well. So I'm expecting gold to go up. But silver silver price still lags gold. Have you ever done a deep dive on gold versus silver? I wonder if people even want that. Just would you want gold, silver data or you just want only crypto? I remember like a year ago, we were talking about doing a video that was I think we did a video that was like Bitcoin compared to gold and then Bitcoin compared to silver and then silver compared to gold. And it was it wasn't the most interesting video, in my opinion.
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"Archdiocese of Washington welcomes you to register for fall religious education scouts and other programs find a parish at adw .org I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic 7 News meteorologist Eileen Waylands in the first alert weather center cracking sizzling September heat in fact high temperatures today reach 98 degrees likely to be a record -breaking hot day we don't have any rain in the forecast a heat advisory goes into effect at noon and last will through 8 p .m. for the entire DMV feels like temperatures between 100 and 105 I'm 7 News meteorologist Eileen Whelan in the first alert weather center 76 degrees at Fort Belvoir 80 in Foggy Bottom and 80 in Silver Spring this is WTOP news everything you need every time you listen the WTOP producers desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where electrical actors come to grow good morning I'm John Doman and I'm John Aaron Teddy Gellman is our producer yeah you thought summer was over didn't you well the September heatwave has other ideas for at least a few more days with scorching temperatures expected to hang around here a little bit longer yesterday was the hottest September 4th on record all three area airports reports broke previous highs Reagan National peaked at 98 degrees BWI and Dulles hit 99 and the heat's not over records in the high 90s could be broken for today and tomorrow the previous records for Reagan and BWI were set over 150 years ago this week's heat wave is forcing some summertime activities to continue DC announced two public pools would stay open this week like the one here at Hearst Recreation Center the one one at Oxen Run will also remain open for the time being in Cleveland
"150 years ago" Discussed on WTOP
"More you save with window nation get up 50 to % off plus pay nothing for two full years call 866 90 nation or visit them at window nation I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic the forecast now with seven news first alert meteorologist Brian Van de these temperatures are not typical for early September that's for sure advertise about 85 we're going for highs 98 99 degrees oh it's gonna be a scorcher lots of sunshine and no real cooling relief the record today set back in 1881 of 97 degrees likely to fall in the city overnight 70s in near 80 tomorrow once again 98 99 degrees tomorrow's record 98 that too could fall but by Thursday we see temperatures starting to shift debate as our next cold front approaches better chance for some showers on Friday we need the rain I'm 70s meteorologist Brian Van de Graaf in the first light weather center 75 degrees in Ashburn 74 in District Heights 67 this morning in Rockville this is wtop news everything you need every time you listen the wtop producers desk is wired by IBEW local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow good morning I'm John Doman and I'm John Aaron Teddy Gelman is our producer and the stories that we're following here this morning we left August with fall -like temperatures and entered September with a brutal heat wave temperatures soared across the region Labor Day yesterday and you can expect that heat to hang around for the next few days all three area airports broke previous highs for September 4th Reagan National hit 98 degrees BWI Marshall and Dulles came close to triple digits both at 99 and get ready to sweat for another couple of days forecast show that we could break records all in the high tomorrow September 5th records for Reagan and BWI Marshall were set over 150 years ago and while Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer the weather disagrees now DC is saying they're keeping two public pools open including the one at Oxon Run and the one here at Hearst Recreation Center Cleveland Park Luke Lugert WTOP news the remnants of tropical storm Adalia brought high surf and strong rip rip currents to Mid -Atlantic beaches this weekend hundreds of rescues were needed as swimmers struggled with the strong rip currents Ocean City lifeguards made 152 water rescues Saturday
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"Occoquan into Springfield onto 395 to and across the 14th Bridge Street your express lines pointed in the northbound direction I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic. let's get our forecast now with 7 News meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff in the First Alert Weather Center. more high high heat across the metro area plenty of sunshine but boy just a scorcher and not even a cooling shower our next chance not till Thursday and Friday now as far as temperatures 95 to 100 degrees will be close to that triple digit mark for sure it'll feel degree or two hotter when you factor that humidity 70s in your 80 at night there's not much cooling off and we do it again for Wednesday as well I am keeping my eye for our friends out to the west out in the Shenandoah Valley down those nooks and crannies it could feel like 103 they they have a heat advisory up for the western counties I'm 70s meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff in the first alert weather center 78 degrees this morning at the Wharf in DC 78 in Oxon Hill and 76 in Sterling. This is WTOP News. Everything you need every time you listen. The WTOP producers desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow. good morning I'm John Doman and I'm John Aaron Teddy Gellman is our producer the top stories that following we're for you here this morning scorching heat affected Labor Day throughout the region and we're not wave just yet yesterday was the hottest September 4th on record all three area airports boards broke previous highs Reagan National peaked at 98 degrees BWI Shell and Dulles hit 99 and the heats not over records in the high 90s could be broken for today and tomorrow the previous records for Reagan and BWI were set 150 years ago this week's heat wave is forcing some summertime activities to continue DC announced two public pools would stay open this week like the one here at Hearst Recreation Center one the at Oxen Run will also remain open for the time being in Cleveland Park Luke Luker WTOP People trying to beat the heat at the nearest Atlantic beaches had to deal with strong rip currents that led to hundreds of rescues. Ocean City lifeguards made 152 water rescues Saturday and 230 rescues Sunday as the remnants of last week's storms left powerful waves behind. In nearby Rehoboth Beach, Delaware a Maryland man went missing in the water over the weekend. His body was found in the surf early Monday morning following a major search effort. And we are once again talking about a possible government
A highlight from 125 - Cultivating History: Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden - Dean Norton
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. Dean Norton fell in love with the Mount Vernon Estate Gardens 53 years ago and never left. After receiving a degree in horticulture from Clemson University, he began his career as the estate's boxwood gardener. The historical gardens of the first president of the United States, George Washington, became his responsibility in 1980. His promotion to horticulturalists allowed him to apply the latest plant science and horticultural management techniques for historical gardens. Dean has devoted considerable time to researching 18th century gardens and gardening practices. He has received awards for conservation from the DAR and the Garden Club of America, as well as the Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor National Medal. He is an honorary member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of Providence. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Washington College, serves on several historic property boards, and lectures nationally and internationally. This is Episode 125, Cultivating History, Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden, with Dean Norton, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 64. Dean, why did General George Washington, the first president of the United States, garden? Well, he really gardened for necessity. The earliest gardens were called gardens of necessity for health and survival. Of course, the most important plant to be planted within a garden were vegetables, something that you were going to have at the dinner table to eat. Vegetables were huge to him. Even during the Revolutionary War, he wanted to make sure that his troops were getting as many vegetables as they could whenever possible. I would not actually call him a gardener per se, but for a year and a half, he became a designer. He totally redid his country seat from a very simplistic design to one following naturalistic design principles. Then that landscape were four very fine gardens that he oversaw. What story does the Mount Vernon Garden tell? Tell us the story of a man that wanted his gardening world to be complete, I would say. He had a very small botanic garden, which he fondly called his little garden. When he was here on site, he was typically doing that work himself on his knees, planting seed and seedling saplings. He kept such good records in that little tiny garden that we were able to recreate that quite nicely. His earliest gardens were a fruit and nut garden and a kitchen garden, but when he changed his design, the kitchen garden remained as it is. The fruit and nut garden became a pleasure garden with vegetables in there as well, which is kind of an interesting combination. He had a vineyard for a while, but the grapes failed, and that became a fruit garden and nursery. The nursery was for plants that he could grow to plant on other areas of the estate and also to grow things just for collection of seed. What is today's mission for the garden? Today's mission for the garden is interpretation. We are trying to share with our visitors what life was like in the 18th century, why these gardens were important. Certainly after 1785, the gardens took on a new role, which was for people to come when he had created here at Mount Vernon. The story of gardeners themselves, the gardeners that Washington hired through the Articles of Indenture, also the enslaved gardeners that worked with the professional gardener to cultivate till to harvest. It's a great story. It's one that we thoroughly enjoy telling. Gardening really hasn't changed much from the 18th century, so the more we're out there digging in the earth, we think of those gardeners from the past. Today's visitors, how do they respond? I'll tell you what, when they come through the gates and they get to the Bowling Green Gate and see the house for the first time, that's exactly what they were expecting to see, this beautiful house that Washington lived in. But then the further they go into the landscape, they're really totally blown away by the amount of landscape and gardens that Washington had. They weren't expecting that at all. I think the gardens are well received, and I think that the stories we tell throughout the estate in so many different areas are certainly appreciated by our visitors. The garden's been there for about two and a half centuries. You've told us that there's four gardens that make up the Mount Vernon Garden. Could we walk through each one of those and you tell us about them? Sure. The panic garden is a simple garden, very small. It was intended to plant things that Washington was not familiar with, although sometimes other things that he knew quite well ended up in there as well. He received 500 Chinese seed, which he planted in one of the beds. None of them came up. So actually, we could show one of the beds with nothing but bare dirt and we would be exactly correct. That was his playground, and he truly loved getting plants he wasn't familiar with and planting them in there, and he did most of the work in there himself. There was an area that he started a vineyard, hoping to get some grapes for making wine, but that failed. That four -acre area became a fruit garden and nursery. Washington kept such good records that the fruit trees are planted exactly as he describes in that particular enclosure. Part of it is a nursery as well, where he grew trees and shrubs, also some other grasses and things just for the collection of seed. The kitchen garden was the first garden laid out in 1760, and that has been cultivated as a kitchen garden since 1760. It's never changed in its purpose, which is the only garden like that on the estate. Both the kitchen garden and fruit nut garden were an acre in size, so that's a significant garden. The nut garden changed from a garden of necessity to a pleasure garden, and that was meant to be the aha moment. When people were strolling around the Bowling Green, they could look through that gate, they saw a beautiful conservatory. The idea was to walk in there and just enjoy the beauty of the flowers, and those flowers were there for their enjoyment and not for their use. I think his gardening world was quite complete. You said the conservatory, would that be the greenhouse? That's correct. It had a greenhouse that he copied from a lovely property called Mount Clare, just to the north of Baltimore. The owner was Margaret Carroll. He asked for permission for some information, and she was thrilled and gave him all that he needed, even his first plants for his collection, to get his greenhouse started. I started studying that greenhouse in pictures. When I think greenhouse, I think a glass top or a plastic top or something like that, and this was constructed quite different. Could you tell us about how it was constructed and it was heated? The greenhouses in the 18th century typically just had glass panes on the south side, this was southern exposure. Also typically they were triple home windows, so you could open top and bottom to allow for good air circulation. This was quite modern, very good. It had a vaulted ceiling, so hot air didn't get trapped up at the corners. It had a wood door on the west side of the structure to keep afternoon sun from coming in. It was too hot. A glass door on the east side to allow morning sun in. It had shutters that closed very tight, so in the wintertime when you got whatever heat you could get from the solar energy, you could close those shutters and retain the heat overnight. It was heated by a stove room on the opposite side of the structure. The fire pit was quite low, and that hot air and smoke would go underneath the slate floor in the greenhouse and then rise up along the back wall and out the chimney. It was very efficient. It housed the semi -tropical plants and citrus trees in the winter. Not for them to continue to fruit, so he had lemons and limes and all that. Just to keep them alive in the wintertime. In all these gardens, he's combining beauty with necessity. How did he accomplish that? The one garden that really does that beautifully is the upper garden, or pleasure garden. He wanted a pleasure garden. He wanted the aha moment when someone walked into there. It's a 10 -foot -wide path, edged in boxwood with this greenhouse at the end. He was concerned, though, in that he didn't want to lose a lot of space to the growth of vegetables, which were still the most important plant that he grew on the property. 18th century horticulture said, look, George, you can do both. Plant your vegetables and then surround them with a border of flowers. The border could be three feet, five feet, whatever you so decide. It's the border that's actually the pleasure garden. So you're really not losing that much space to growing vegetables. How did Washington change his gardens to enhance Mount Vernon's natural beauty? He adopted the naturalistic style. There are four key elements of that. The curve line is nature's gift, management of surprises, random planting, and hidden barriers. If you can do those four things, you're well on your way to a wonderful naturalistic design. The management of surprises, the curve line helps you with that. Around each bend, you can do something different. The book that he's learning all these techniques from was written by a gentleman named Batty Langley. He wrote the book in 1728 called New Principles of Gardening. Washington purchased it in 1759. Langley goes in, he says, once you've seen one quarter of your garden, you should not have seen it all. There's nothing more shocking and stiff than a regular garden. He said every garden must have good shade. If you have to walk more than 20 paces in full sun, your walk is not worth it. Washington really took all these thoughts and comments to heart and made sure he put trees on either side of his serpentine avenues. Around each bend, he added shrubberies in wilderness areas and groves. It really was a complete landscape, and it was all just trying to stay within the qualifications or the requirements of a naturalistic garden. There are many historical events that took place away from Mount Vernon. For long periods of time, Washington was gone. How did he stay in touch with his garden and its growing? Much to his demise, much to our benefit, Washington, during the 45 years he lived here at Mount Vernon, he was away for 16 years, only visiting his house a couple times during all that time. When he is away, he's communicating with the land manager with lengthy letters, three, four, five pages long, giving him instructions to do this, make sure that is done, have you planted this, I want to try to do this next. We have that exchange of letters. Gives us a tremendous advantage in being able to represent Mount Vernon as accurately as we do in today's world. You should be considered the current garden overseer, but there's been many that have come before you. Have you got any good overseer stories about your predecessors? Yeah, there's some. I'm number 37. I don't know if that number is exactly correct, but I'm honored to be the current gardener, whatever number I am. They were all pretty competent in their practices. Washington called one clever because he was so good at grafting trees. Probably one of the cutest ones is when Washington's trying to hire a gardener. He's writing to his land manager saying that the gardener should not have any children, but if he does, only one, but certainly no more than two. He just keeps going on and on, giving almost any option possible for the gardener. He was always looking for the Scottish gardener because they were some of the best. I'm thrilled to be following in the footsteps of so many great gardeners. I hope that I'm continuing their tradition of maintaining a beautiful Mount Vernon. Tell us about the people that worked in the gardens during Washington's time. He hired gardeners under the Articles of Indenture, so they would come over, he would pay their way, and they would have to work that to pay Washington back. Some of them stayed for many years. There was a German gardener named John Christian Eller who was here for a number of years. They had a bit of a falling out, but apparently after Washington passed away, he actually returned because there is something in the notes about a German gardener saying that he used to work here. There is one from Holland, England, and then of course you had your Scottish gardener at the very end of his life, which Washington said that he was dedicated, sober, passionate about his work, and that in short, he's the best hired servant I've ever had. What makes it even better is that he says he has never been happier. I think that's really wonderful, and it certainly rings true for me. For being here at Mount Vernon as long as I have, my life here as a gardener has been a very happy experience. What did the garden go through between Washington's death and until the time it was bought by its current owners? It started to fall and disappear rapidly. Visitors' accounts have been occurring since Washington lived here. People visiting, and they write in their diaries or letters to friends, which is tremendously valuable to us, for that is our Polaroid to the past. Washington died in 1799, and visitors in 1801, 1802 are saying that it's deteriorating, it doesn't look anything like it did during Washington's time, so things just started to fall apart a little bit. You didn't have the money, you didn't have the dedication maybe to do as well. Not to say that work wasn't being done and things weren't being cleaned up as best as possible, but definitely it was noticeable to visitors that it was in a bit of disarray. When the Ladies Association purchased the property in 1858, things started to change, of course, quickly. And of course, Mount Vernon is in their hands today, it's a beautiful, beautiful site. Did they buy it from the family? They bought it from John Augustine Washington, the fourth Washington that owned the property before it was sold to the ladies. It cost them $200 ,000, and with that they received 200 acres, where others said you should take everything down but the mansion, because that's all that's important. They made the decision that they wanted to keep everything that was there during Washington's time, which was absolutely the right thing to do. We have all the outbuildings. It's an amazing opportunity for visitors to come to see an estate, a plantation, as it was during the time of the owner. Are there new discoveries being made through modern archaeology and research, or do you feel like you've re -established everything there? No, there are new discoveries all the time. It's amazing. Archaeology, the science, is becoming more and more exact all the time, with radar and LiDAR flyovers and just all these wonderful techniques that they now have. We're still finding letters that we didn't have before. Eventually we may find the plan that Washington did for the Bowling Green. We have the plan's key that is in his hand, but we don't have the actual plan itself. You can never write the final chapter in this adventure that we're in here from Washington's time till now. We try to represent things as accurately as we can, but we may find a new letter or something that will totally alter our interpretation of what we were using or going on to create an area that we thought was accurate, but new information may change that, and we will go back and make those changes so that it's historically accurate. Where did Washington acquire his plants? Initially, the landscape was completed by nothing but trees and shrubs that he found in his wildernesses surrounding Mount Vernon. So it's certainly a native landscape, and he identified these plants in the wintertime by structure and bud and had them dug and brought back. He did say that he was looking for exotics. He loved plants of all sorts. Now, we don't know if an exotic to him was Mexico or South Carolina, but what we do know is he said he wanted plants outside of his geographic area. People sent him gifts of plants often. Also he ordered from three of the principal nurseries of the time, John Bartram in Philadelphia, William Hamilton in New York, and Prince on Long Island. He ordered a lot of these plants and that he was experimenting with and putting within his landscape. I heard a story about a Franklin tree. Was that ever a part of the estate? The Franklinia, I think it was actually ordered from Philadelphia, and we've tried to grow them any number of times. We can't get them to survive. They're very finicky. They need to be in a spot they're really happy with, and so far we haven't found that spot on the estate, unfortunately. What's the significance of the Bond Plan? A gentleman named Samuel Vaughan visited Mount Vernon in 1784, I think it was, or 83. He was a landscape designer. He did a good bit of work up in the Philadelphia area, actually did some work around Independence Hall. He came and visited Mount Vernon, and in his sketchbook drew the plan of the estate, and then went back to Philadelphia. We drew a beautiful big plan that was very, very accurate. Washington said that you've drawn my estate accurately except that you've enclosed the view with trees, and so the only problem that Washington states is when looking from the house down the Bowling Green, down a vista to the forest beyond, there were two willow mounds that were planted on the Bowling Green. They weren't meant to act as punctuation points. No planting would occur within that, so you had a wide open view to the west. Whatever reason, Vaughan decided to draw trees all in there. In Washington's eye, it was all correct except for that. So it's a beautiful plan, archaeologists have used it, and all the buildings that he shows on that plan are where they find them when they dig in the soil. So he was recording the existence and not proposing new things. There's been some debate about that because Vaughan was a designer, and some say, well, how do we know that this is something Washington had, or was Vaughan drawing what he thought it should be? The written account seemed to support what Vaughan was drawing was accurate. So it's all about interpretation. We could look at two passages somewhere and interpret it both totally differently. I think the Vaughan plan is amazing. I think it's as accurate as we can possibly get. You've mentioned the Bowling Green a couple of times. What grass did they use in the Bowling Green? Their grass was called goosegrass or speargrass. They also had rye, and it's even bluegrass. It was a very coarse grass. Coarse grass was kind of important, actually, because they mowed it with the English sigh, and a very fine -bladed grass would be very difficult to cut with that implement, whereas the wider -bladed grass, they could cut quite nicely if they had a good sharp edge on their sigh, and the sickle, of course, would have been the weed eater. The Bowling Green was meant for games and entertaining and would have been mowed on a regular basis, rigged, rolled, and mowed right up until you may have a drought or something where the grass would stop growing, just like we have in an experience today. What variety do you grow there now? Weeds. It's just, I'm serious. It looks great from a distance, but if you walk up on it, it's just clover and creeping Charlie, and if it's green, I'm fine. We don't want to use chemicals on the lawn. We have a lot of visitors, a lot of children running around, so it's just as natural as possible. We overseed and everything, but no, just don't look too closely. Well, that'd be more accurate to the period, I guess. You know, I don't know. It'd be interesting to see the grass back then. It was maintained in a way that it was intended for them to bowl. They had lots of games with the hoops and other things, so it was used a great deal as a green for entertaining. How do you cut it now? Oh, we have John Deere's to go 13 miles an hour. It's pretty nice. You know, front deck mowers, it's great. Is that a reel? No, my goodness, no. Years ago when I started, our only riding mower was a Toro reel. Now, nothing against Toro, okay, but that thing never worked. Poor man that was operating, he was a World War II vet, and he was always in the shop just standing here waiting for his mower to work. So no, it's not a reel. My dad had a reel mower, and he was always working on it too. My dad's way to fix anything was with a screwdriver, not to actually tighten any screws. He would just beat on it. He was so upset. You've got the serpentine pass. What materials did they use? It was a combination of gravel and clay, pea gravel, smaller grade gravel, and it was cobblestone up around the circle in front of the mansion. Washington said if he could find any alternative form of paving, he would certainly use it because gravel roads were constant maintenance of raking, rolling, adding new gravel to keep them from being muddy all the time. That's exactly what was used in the gardens as well, was a gravel type path. Is that gravel mine from the Potomac? Washington talks about a gravel pit. It would seem as if they got a lot of it from the Potomac, and they would have sifted it to get the right size stone that they wanted. I think there were a couple sources, but not real clear on it. What kind of staff does it take to maintain all this? In horticulture, my responsibility has to do with anything that deals with chlorophyll and manure. The gardeners, just like in the 18th century, they said a garden an acre in size will require one full -time gardener, and so every principal garden we have is one full -time gardener working in that spot. Then we have a swing gardener that does all the smaller gardens and helps in the other gardens as well. We have a landscape gardener that takes care of all the non -exhibition areas. It's truly bare bones. We have some summertime help, college students, some high school. College students love it. We give them as much opportunity to learn whatever they want if they want to work in the greenhouse or use equipment. It's a really great program that we have for that. Then we have our livestock crew. We have five full -time livestock employees that maintain the genetic line of three very rare breeds, and those animals are here for interpretation as well. One thing I just want to share is that Mount Vernon is a very special place. People come and they don't leave real quickly. I've got almost 53 years. Our five livestock staff combined have 92 years of service here at Mount Vernon. It's just truly amazing. Wow. What type of livestock? We have a milking red devon, beautiful reddish -brown cow, aussebal island hogs, hog island sheep, and a Narragansett turkey. So all these are on exhibition at our Pioneer Farmers site, which is a site that we created in the 1990s down near the river. That's a site where we interpret Washington the farmer. That's the livestock's playground. They get to take the animals down there, the oxen, the horses, and work the fields. So it's really very exciting. It helps bring the estate to life. Are you taking the manures and the straw and things like that and using it in compost, or how does that all work? 100 percent. That's all we use. We have huge piles that we are able to windrow with using a manure spreader. We always have these windrows, just these lines of the material that is whipped around by the manure spreader. The row is about maybe eight feet wide, ten feet wide, and it's about six feet high. The oldest windrow is used as the fertilizer used in the gardens. And once that's gone, we windrow the next row over to aerate it again. We just always have a source of compost that we can use in the gardens, and it just works out beautifully for us. How long does it typically age? It doesn't take long, really. We have a pile that's been here for so long that even stuff that is not that old, maybe three months or so, when you mix it up with the other, it turns out very, very well. In the 18th century, Washington would take manure from the stables and just put them in a dung repository for a fortnight or two. You're only talking two or four weeks, and then they thought it was readily available for the gardens. So it was much more rapid for them than it is for us. Are there any special approaches that you take to maintaining a historical garden? The approach to maintaining a historic garden really is visual. We want them to see a garden that is planted in the manner that would have been in the 18th century. We want them to see what an 18th century garden looked like. As far as our actual practices, it is really no different than what would have been going on in the 18th century. Our tools may be a little sturdier, a little nicer, rakes, shovels, soil life, and everyone has one of those on their bill. You can do anything with those. As far as planting, we're definitely concerned about height derangement more than color coordination. We want to make sure the plants we plant are appropriate to the 18th century. Paths, the box which should be trimmed, are very short. They were never intended to be a backdrop for perennials, just as a border. That's the main thing. We want it to look right. The way we take care of it, that hasn't changed for 250 years. What are your biggest challenges with the garden? People, compaction, really the damage that comes from, especially kids, I used to share that the worst pest we can have is a child that's been on a bus for five hours from somewhere, gets here and the chaperones go, go, go, and they just start running. Back when we had big boxwood, they would just go and run and jump in and break a branch of a 150 year old boxwood within 10 seconds and that's hard to control with any kind of spray or whatever. But I developed to have a hard trap that was a bit larger. I found out I put an iPad or something in there, I could catch five or six at a time and I would let them off at the West Gate. The chaperones would eventually find them, but at least we got them out of the garden.
Guest Host Kevin McCullough on the New Way the Left Operates
"Had kind of this rolling conversation about this general idea of the new way that the left is operating. When I was a kid, 150 years ago, crawling around, I remember that my family, my father, grandfather on my mother's side, grandfather and grandmother on my dad's side too, all were registered Democrats. Grew up in North Texas, and Democrats at one point in my childhood had not taken a stand on the abortion issue yet. Roe v. Wade hadn't been decided yet. But as it did, and as the kind of fissure started in the country, I noticed that in my family it started happening. And it took my grandparents the longest to convert from being a Democrat to a Republican. I remember when I was, I don't know, nine or ten, my parents took me to volunteer at a local candidate's office. I helped stuff envelopes and stuff like that for someone who was running for our, I think our House Assembly seat. His last name was Bradshaw. I don't remember the first name, but I remember that. And I just remember that campaigns were always something that was a little bit of an excitement around our house. My dad would perk up a little bit when it was election cycle, and he would talk more about what was going on. And as we delved into the issues of our time then, I remember a voice coming on the radio by the name of Rush Limbaugh. And he had said at that time, for the longest amount of time, that Democrats could never tell you openly what they would actually hope to get passed and actually vote for. Because if they did, they'd never get elected anywhere. Think about it. I want to raise your taxes. Oh, okay, sure, I'll vote for you. I want to make our national defense weaker. Oh, okay, great. Why don't you open the border and let everybody in at the same time? I mean, this is the kind of stuff that if they went out and actually spoke about it honestly on the campaign trail, Americans would reject
A highlight from Would You Live Forever? The Science and Ethics of Longevity
"Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. And today, on this episode of our Zuzalo series, we are exploring some new frontiers. New frontiers and new technologies, all of which are poised to completely revolutionize the world and change everything about the operating system that society is currently running. Today, we are exploring the frontier of life. Does it have to end? Is there a technical reason as to why we can't live forever? And if we do figure out how to live forever, should we? What does living forever even mean? How does that look? What kind of ethical considerations are there? The longevity discussion was front and center at Zuzalo. There's a DAO called Vita DAO, which is a community -owned collective dedicated to funding and advancing longevity science that organized an entire week's long worth of talks and panels and workshops, which included speakers like Aubrey de Grey, who's like the Vitalik of longevity research. The conversation of longevity definitely evokes some natural reflexes in people, but in different directions. Some people get triggered by the thought of the pursuit of longevity, where the idea of living forever just seems unnatural and offensive to some, and they immediately reject the idea outright. Some argue that it's immoral, others argue that it's impossible. Everyone seems to have an opinion on longevity, like, immediately. One thing I noticed at Zuzalo is that there are different tribes that emerge out of the health and longevity space. There is the health and wellness group, which would be characterized as the morning exercisers, the cold plungers, those who refrain from drugs or alcohol, who did the occasional fast, and overall attempted to live as healthy of a life as possible in the two months that we had at Zuzalo. And then there's the longevity tribe, who are closer to, like, crypto nerds, who really geek out on research and science, and they're all in the pursuit of the longevity pill. The silver bullet intervention that humans need so that we can live forever. The sciency research innovation side of things. And interestingly, these two groups were, like, really far apart. The overlap between the health and wellness group and the longevity group was not that great. And as a member of the health and wellness tribe, we often joked that the longevity tribe are just taking the gambit of ignoring health and wellness in the pursuit of trying to find the silver bullet while living a fun and more unrestricted life along the way. Anyways, one important note about the pursuit of longevity is that there are two conversations here. One is slowing down aging, and the second is accelerating rejuvenation. The deceleration of aging can bias time, and there's a lot of effort and research going into this, and it's pretty simple. Exercise, good food, sunlight, friends and family, not looking at screens, et cetera. But the magic really happens with the acceleration of rejuvenation. This is longevity. This is the secret sauce that's going to get us from living to 150 years to 1 ,500 years or longer. And if the idea of living beyond 200 years just makes you feel icky, I get it. It's a weird thing to wrap your head around. The first interview in this episode in this longevity series is with Patrick Linden, who wrote a book called The Case Against Death, which flippantly describes why death is bad and life is good. He addresses some of the sociocultural reactions to the pursuit of longevity, and I think this is just an appropriate place to start for people who are not yet bought into the idea that longevity is inherently a noble pursuit. After our interview with Patrick, we'll talk with Sergio Ruiz, who is working in the field reprogramming, of epigenetic aka reprogramming the way our DNA is expressed, and specifically reprogramming it to go backwards to a more youthful state, which is apparently a thing you can do over and over and over again, and is currently the most promising area of research in the whole pursuit of longevity thing. And then lastly, we'll follow up with Michael Greer, who is the founder of an app called Humanity, which uses a combination of big data and AI models to produce a longevity score. And it's an app that I was using throughout my time at Zuzalu in order to expand, extend my housepan as long as possible. A goal that I've always been trying to pursue, but sometimes crypto gets in the way. Like I said in the intro, longevity had a front and center focus at Zuzalu, although not everyone was bought into it. The growth of the longevity industry is constrained by nation state regulations. It's hard to do research when things like the FTA just get in the way of all viable experiments, which is why the longevity people and the network state people mingled so well together. The network state people want to provide the longevity people a place to do legal longevity research. I understand that the idea of human experiments in the pursuit of living forever is kind of a bad look, but first it's not as bad as it sounds. It's not just like weird mad scientist experiments playing around with human DNA. It's just that the FTA has such an immensely high bar that most human studies just can't get over it. Additionally, the downstream effects of discovering new treatments and interventions are immense. Part of the pursuit of longevity naturally comes with the elimination of many, many diseases that both kill millions and cost trillions.
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"Back in the 1870s, so almost 150, more than 150 years ago. And what they found is that they're very in abundant nickel and copper and cobalt and manganese. And it's a really interesting project because when we think about the transition away from fossil fuels, people have realized that we're going to need a lot more metals. we're And pushing into frontiers that are very biodiverse, and you're having to lodge indigenous communities having tremendous environmental impacts, as opposed to what we're doing is we're collecting these nodules from an area known as the abyssal zone. It's most the common area on our planet. About 40 % of the entire planet is classified abyssal zone. We're 4 000 meters below sea level. There are no plants, so zero flora, and most of the fauna is bacteria living in the sediment. So it makes sense that we're increasing extractive industries in parts of our planet where there is the least life, not the most life. Hmm. So again, like I'm a five -year -old, what can this do for us on the planet Earth? Above the ocean. Well, two things. The International Energy Agency predicts that we'll need to increase extractive industries between five and six hundred percent per annum by 2040. So the question is, where are those metals going to come from with the lightest planetary and human impact? So we have to look at a full life cycle analysis. Well, what's it going to mean for indigenous communities? What will it mean to carbon sinks and CO2 emissions and impacts on biodiversity? And so what this resource can do is supply these important battery metals at the bottom end of the impact curve. And it can also address the issue of geopolitics because what the world is woken up to is that when it comes to battery metals, China is OPEC. They dominated, they've invested ahead of the curve, and there are no real resources other than this one that could provide mineral independence to the USA. And we saw in the recent 100 -day review that the number one strategic priority was to build nickel processing capability in the USA. But the problem is of course a lot of land -based ore bodies are very low in grade and you have to build the processing where the deposit is. And no one wants a mine in their backyard. Even if you found one in America, getting it permitted is almost impossible. Whereas we have an ocean -based resource. By the way, we've identified 1 .6 billion tons of these nodules and that's enough to electrify at least 280 million mid sized EV batteries using a nickel -rich cathode chemistry. So that's enough to electrify the entire USA passenger fleet. So we can do two things supply low -impact battery metals and address the security of supply issues that are now top of everyone's mind. Alright, I understand that. Now explain to me how you actually, what are you mining and how do you get it? Well, so these nodules literally lie on the ocean floor. Think of a golf driving range. So we're literally picking up golf balls and so that means we send down a robot. We're thousand 4 two hundred meters below sea level. We have a production vessel that sits on top. We've already secured our first one. In fact, last year for six months we ran our first trials, end -to -end trials and that was done for two things. One was to test our system to get make sure it's production ready and secondly to understand the environmental impacts. So we had another boat out there for six months with 80 people on it, many of them scientists, observing the impacts of the area we before harvested during harvesting and after we collected all the nodules and so our robot crawls along the sea floor lifting these nodules, putting them into an air riser which vertically transports the nodules to the production vessel and then that production vessel will stay in constantly. So it offloads the nodules to a transport vessel which then carries them to shore. Now the opportunity of course for North America or the West is for us to process those nodules in their backyard but what we've announced is that we're quite advanced with a company in Japan because we're also able to utilize existing onshore processing facilities and that makes it a very attractive economic proposition because Of course normally you have to build your processing where the mine is but in our case we're in the middle of the ocean and and the other great thing about this resource is that if I was to show you one it's about the size of a potato and we turn 100 % of the mass of this nodule into available usable material so we generate no waste and no tailings but the first plant is likely to be in Japan and that means we'll produce the battery the intermediate products of nickel and copper and cobalt and manganese in that market all right let me talk about the economics of this you guys are pre -revenue right now is that correct that's right do you have the capital you need to kind of get to that revenue stage we will require some more capital we've raised money in the last year from existing shareholders we have some very successful large holders all including C's which is our partner on the offshore side we have we can't Glencore as a shareholder they also have an offtake and we are talking as we told the market to some strategic partners about earning into the asset because the net present value for our first area that we're developing we notice nori area D is around 13 billion dollars today now so very it's a valuable asset and so we're talking to strategics about earning into that asset and they that that's what smaller resource companies whether it's in mining or oil and gas tend to do they invite the big guys to come take and an economic interest in our case though we have such a broad array of strategics we have people from the oil and gas the mining world the battery precursor world actual customers we're seeing EV companies now start to invest in these supply lines because they worried about where raw materials going to come from and so we're talking to many fascinating story I want you to come back when you kind of get closer get further along here give us an update cuz this is really interesting drug Baron he's a chairman and CEO of the metals company traded on the Nasdaq TMC fascinating story about them something I didn't even know existed I know these things are on and literally looks like just a little rock and you bring it up and you can make that into the stuff we need for these batteries so fascinating story c -suite conversations here in Bloomberg Markets you never know who Eric Malo is going to book for us and next we're gonna have more coming up this is Bloomberg Let's get some company news right now with Steve Rappaport Paul the moment it's Credit Suisse employees have dreaded since the takeover by UBS sources tell us the firm plans to cut more than half of Credit Suisse's workforce let's get the latest from Bloomberg's Miriam Bellagio in Zurich we expecting the first wave to hit in July followed by another wave in September and then later in the in the autumn so bankers and and staff at Credit Suisse should just brace themselves for for more to come they had already been 10 % of Credit Suisse's data had left since the turmoil started so it's not new but these new kind of waves of job cuts are not voluntary this time thanks Miriam shares of UBS are down less than a quarter of a percent general mill stock is down 5 % after the food producer reported weaker than expected quarterly sales growth in its last quarter but has said an annual forecast for sales growth growth topped wall street expectations general mill says its fiscal year results included a voluntary recall on certain national Haagen -Dazs ice cream products and Amazon's robo taxis are rolling in Las Vegas the company says its autonomous vehicle business zooks began shuffling employees on a one mile stretch of public road around the company's office in Nevada the vehicle has no steering wheel inward -facing seats and no pedals it can carry four people and travel up to 35 miles per hour zooks also plans to expand hiring in the city and roles focused on charging and maintaining the robo taxis with the goal to eventually shuttle passengers around for a fee and those are the company stories were following this hour I'm Steve Rappaport and this is Bloomberg Bloomberg radio is where you are get live business news and market headlines from anywhere 24 hours a day via your mobile device listen on the iHeartRadio app, tune in,
Bishop E.W. Jackson Reflects on America's Greatness
"Bishop E .W. Jackson, the brand new book, Sweet Land of Liberty, Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slave. So we were just talking about, you know, what you said, that how you got here, how your people got here through the slave trade, something that anybody with a brain knows is a satanic abomination, a wicked thing. But in the scripture, you know, in the story of Joseph, what man intended for evil, God intended for good. Now, if you don't understand God, it's impossible to get that. And I understand there's some people that they just get angry. But you were just talking about the fact that however you got here, you're in America and you're grateful to be in America because there is no country like America that has overcome so many of its own sins and things and continues to try to get it right. Just that idea is, is extraordinary. And when people try to kick that to the curb, you're thinking, wait a minute, no, no, no, no, no, no. Historically, this is a big deal. You got to acknowledge it. And the Judeo -Christian roots and foundations of our country have made us the most charitable nation that's ever existed, have made us the nation that's proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world more than any nation that's ever existed. You know, we've got so much to celebrate. And I say people ought to be obsessing about what God wants to do through you in a great country like this of such opportunity, rather than what you perceive others have done to you, real or imagined. And, you know, this is the other thing. I mean, not to put too fine a point on it, I was never a slave. You were never a slave master. And this idea of bringing the past into the present and trying to make us all relate to each other on the basis of institutions that ended 150 years ago, I think is really self -destructive. Well, look, it gets so crazy, right? Because my father grew up in Greece. The Greeks were enslaved by the Ottoman Turks for centuries.
In dog show world, details obvious and subtle rule the day
"The winner of the prestigious Westminster kennel club dog show will be crowned tonight, with more than 3000 dogs competition is stiff at nearly a 150 years old Westminster is the second oldest continuously running sporting competition in the U.S. behind only The Kentucky Derby at the show, the converging aromas of perfume cologne and wet dog were in the air as the canines made their way around the ring with their handlers. Behind the scenes in the proverbial green room, a Barack italiano receives a jowl massage, groomers blow dry the bellies of Tibetan spaniels, unfurl curlers from the muzzles of Snow White maltesers, and spritz the coiffed cloud like bob the bichon frise. Last year, a bloodhound won before that a pekingese, Julie Walker, New York
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"It's the biggest consumer of natural resources. It owns more land than any collection of human beings on the face of the earth. Any once more. More. A Bernie Sanders had his way a 150 years ago. We wouldn't have automobiles today. We wouldn't have electricity today. We would have lightbulbs today. The industrial revolution never would have happened, because it takes capital to make stuff to invest in things. But here's what Bernie knows. What marks now? There's a lot more people who earn less than a $1 billion than people who earn a $1 billion. A lot more people. And so it always flies when you make the point. The hang them crowd, hang them. But let's talk about these billionaires. Let's go to cut four, mister producer go. In your book, you asked the question, how much is enough? So let me get an answer by the way, that voice should be familiar. It's the chinless Chris Wallace. Go ahead. I think we should go back to the tax policies, the radical tax policies that exist on the communist president, like the Eisenhower. What do you think about that? That if you make a whole lot of money, you're going to pay a whole lot of taxes. I think I may be wrong, but I think back in the Eisenhower days, top marginal tax rate was around 90%. That's right. So basically. Because poor Chris doesn't know all the facts. Neither does Sanders and he's a liar. That 90% rate applied to virtually nobody. Because people in the category of 90%, almost none of them existed. It's also a temporary tax. The triumph pay for the new deal in World War II, which had completely zapped the federal government's ability to a lot of raise funds. So nobody's talked about a 90% tax. Under circumstances that exist today other than a Marxist. A Democrat, actually. Bernie Sanders. But let's play this out for a moment. Let's say there's a 90% tax on the biggest corporations. What are they going to do
What Makes Michael Wilkerson's Book "Why America Matters" Unique?
"How do you think your book is unique? In other words, because there are people writing books trying to make sense of where we are. What is it about your book that you think is different? I think the perspective of really starting with what do we see going on around us in the last couple of years. I talked about four crises. The crisis of circumstances, all the things that are happening pandemic, China, secondly, the crisis of institutions, they don't trust us, and we don't trust them. The crisis of identity that Americans no longer know who we are. And finally, the crisis of engagement, which means that all three of those things conspire to limit America's ability to engage with itself and to engage with the world. We can't make good policies because we have a confused sense of what we're trying to accomplish. So number one, I think the what's different, the perspective that I come at it in time. Secondly, I really do try to move on from problem identification to what can we do to address this issue? How can America be restored? And I'm making a point that says, we can't just go back to the past. This isn't about just a lament for traditional values. They're important. I affirm them. But I make a statement. Let's take the example of foreign policy. America was very isolationist for its first 150 years. The wars of the 20th century made that position impossible forever more. On the other hand, at the turn of the next millennium, what I call the book the millennial turning, we took the opposite approach of interventionism everywhere. Endless wars having to be everywhere at all times. Forcing American values on people that may or may not have wanted them at enormous cost and consequence to our own nation and our identity.
On this week's AP Religion Roundup, Paris' iconic cathedral prepares to re-open, and ancient runes reveal the Norse god Odin's deep history.
"On this week's AP religion roundup, Paris's iconic cathedral prepares to reopen, and ancient runes revealed a Norse God Odin's deep history. French officials say the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is going fast enough to allow its reopening to visitors and faithful at the end of 2024. That's less than 6 years after a fire ravaged its roof. France's culture minister rima Abdul Malik says that they still have work to do after the visitors return. Reopening to the public in December 2024, it doesn't mean that all the renovation will be over. There will still be some renovation works going on in 2020 5, but the cathedral will be open to the public. Authorities have made the choice to rebuild the 12th century masterpiece of gothic architecture, the way it was before. That includes recreating a more recent 315 foot spire. The army general in charge of the colossal reconstruction said the iconic spire will gradually start reappearing above the monument this year. He also says that the reopening means that Notre-Dame's archbishop will restart services at the cathedral. Every day, about a thousand workers endeavored to restore everything from the stonework to the stained glass to bring back Notre-Dame. Scientists have identified the oldest known reference to the Norse God Odin on a gold disk unearthed in western Denmark in 2020, a pendant with the inscription reading he is Odin's man, was in one of the largest troves of gold treasure ever found in Denmark. It's one of the best executed runen descriptions led I have ever seen. Lisbeth Emer is a runologist with the national museum in Copenhagen. She says the runes are evidence that Odin was worshiped as early as the 5th century. At least 150 years earlier than previously thought. We have had some indications that he might have been in the conscience of people earlier, but this is the first solid evidence. Experts think the cash was buried 15th centuries ago to either hide it from enemies, or as a tribute to appease the gods. I'm Walter ratliff
Viking treasure reveals oldest reference to Norse god Odin
"Scandinavian scientists say they've identified the oldest known inscription, referencing the Norse God Odin on part of a bill disk unearthed in western Denmark in 2020. Lisbet Emer, a rheno with the national museum in Copenhagen, tells the AP the inscription represents the first solid evidence of being worshiped as early as the 5th century, at least 150 years earlier than the previous oldest known reference, which was on a brooch found
The New York Times's Plan To Ban Conservatives
"Radio, YouTube. They all used to be somewhat free, but they've gradually become more and more centralized and controlled. Podcasts have the lowest cost of entry of any form of media. They're truly small D democratic. You buy a microphone and you just talk. And if you have a good idea, you have interesting guests or you're an expert in something, you can grow very quickly. You can make a ton of money like Joe Rogan has. I mean, Joe Rogan is probably one of the highest paid media people God bless him. He deserves it. And he had tons of courage on the COVID issue, especially in it just kind of started with Joe Rogan with buddies and Friends. If you go look at the old Joe Rogan experience videos or podcasts, it was just kind of Joe Rogan chilling with friends back in 2011, 2012 and uploading the audio file was like, I don't know if anyone's going to listen to this. And then it slowly became kind of the center of the contrarian zeitgeist. That sounds interesting. In the center of the contrarian zeitgeist, what I'm trying to say is that that's if you have a different idea that is heterodox, heterodox ideas live here is what the sub header of the Joe Rogan experience should be. A 150 years ago, we had hundreds and hundreds of small newspapers and journals at catered to every audience. Today those journals and papers are largely gone. Podcasts are the replacement. You see, what is such a threat to the regime and one of the reasons why podcasting is so successful is that it doesn't require a ton of capital to continue to produce or to be able to distribute. And you look at The New York Times list right here of what they considered misinformation spreaders, you'll see it's all conservatives. Now,
Biden to highlight plans to replace 150-year-old rail tunnel in Baltimore
"President Biden is headed to Baltimore today to talk about plans to replace a notorious single track tunnel that was completed when Ulysses grant was still president. White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre talked about Biden's plans, the president will discuss how bipartisan infrastructure law funding will replace the 150 year old Baltimore and Potomac tunnel to address the largest bottleneck for commuters on the northeast corridor between Washington D.C. and New Jersey. The new tunnel would include two tracks and allow trains to travel more than 100 miles an hour on Tuesday, President Biden travels to New York to talk about plans for another new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, the projects will be funded mostly by the massive infrastructure law that Biden signed that includes $24 billion for rail improvements along the northeastern corridor. Jennifer King,
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"The teen and helped bring him closer to shore near the South Boston Yacht Club. Where police helped him to shore and our cameras caught up with him as he returned to safe land. Pretty scary, But, yeah, I'm glad I got out and doll to says that he plans to take a break from kayaking for a while. Kayaker who died on a New Hampshire pond has now been identified as Mary Partier, 60 years old of Plast, I'll New Hampshire. She was found in her life jacket at Great Pond in Kingston over the weekend. Good Samaritan Scott her to shore and had begun performing CPR, but The effort was too late. It's 8 18 Sunshine 68 in Boston for the moment to the mid eighties. Today, the man behind the Muppets gets a plaque across the pond. It's not just any plaque. It's one of London's famous blue plaques outside Jim Henson's home. The creator of the Muppets lived there from 1979 until his death in 1990 at the age of 53. Henson was also known for his work on iconic kids show Sesame Street in Fraggle Rock and films like Labyrinth London's Blue Black Program started 150 years ago to honor the achievements of its residents. Monica Ricks. CBS News Ready to Do Some winning Your chance to win a low number. License plate is coming later this morning in Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles holds an annual drawing today for some 200 low number plates more than 17,000 entered to win and winners will be required to pay a fee if selected a president Biden lays down the gauntlet on climate change, as he pays a visit to states hit hard by the.
"150 years ago" Discussed on Life in the Son
"To be responsible for our future. Now, I'm telling you right now, ain't none of these kids alive right now in the millennial generation. I want to be around when they take office because these kids ain't got it. Okay? When my kids come home from school at thirteen years old and they've never read, they don't even know who Abraham Lincoln is. I worried. I'm worried. And I'm going to ask each of you. Do you know what the Declaration of Independence is? You don't have to answer that to me. I'm asking you and if the answer is, no, go get a copy of it. You need to know because I can tell you how I know, most people don't know the Declaration of Independence says, because the Declaration of Independence, very specifically states that any time a government asserts his powers. The people not only have the right place but an obligation to overthrow the government and re-establish it elsewhere and start over y'all. We should have done that 150 years ago. When you're trying to be talking about the swamp in Washington DC, we need to go into the swamp. We need to drain the swamp and I'm not talking about get the swamp creatures out of it. I'm talking about drain it off, get rid of it, fill it in, turn it into a landfill. This is ridiculous. Is it just me or not? The only one, that Hears A bunch of politicians blowing hot air. It's great to sort of a camera is that we need to do this and we need to do this. We need to do this while I'm telling you. We're talking about what needs to be done. Get off your butts and start doing something. This is what we are here for. We are the American people with the government, okay? Nothing politicians in Washington home and preparing to say not Donald Trump either. The bottom line is, Donald Trump is the only one that's been in office. I can think of us has George Washington..
"150 years ago" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Match the job description. Learn more at indeed dot com slash credit. And from the listeners who support this NPR station. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Record drought and Heat are setting up another precedent setting fire season in the Western US, But the deadliest wildfire in American history happened in the Midwest, Wisconsin This week. We're looking at fire risk outside of the western US and how climate change may make it worse. NPR's Nathan Rott starts with the story of the fire. The country forgot Smoke was so thick over the treeline Peshtigo River that birds were calling out in confusion. Fires have been burning for weeks slip by farmers, rail workers and settlers, all cutting out their patch of the dense green northern Wisconsin forest. There had been hardly any snow of the winter before it was unseasonably hot and dry. And on the night of October 8th 150 years ago, wind blasted the Midwest like Abello, and it just took off. Like a tornado. The saddest in the dust and the dirt in the the cinders were moving through the air. Some hit in water wells. Others ran for the river cows, horses, people of those that made it. Some people died of hypothermia. Others drawn. While there are no recordings of the fire that night, we now know what it sounds like. Inside a world of flank. By morning, at least 1200 people were dead to put that in perspective, the deadliest fire in recent American history the 2018 campfire in California. Killed 85 past. Hugo was called the forgotten fire because it was Wendy Call is a curator at the Peshtigo Fire Museum in the small town that was rebuilt around the river. She was one of the voices. You just hurt, along with local historians, Ron Strategy Me and 95 year old Robert Cubby chameleon. Hall says the Peshtigo fire was a footnote from the start overshadowed by the more famous Great Chicago fire, which burnt the same day. But it's not alone. The next two deadliest fires in American history were in Minnesota, Maine, has burnt South Carolina. The first wild land firefighting crew in the country was in upstate New York. There's a reason for that, right there was there was a lot of fire in the Adirondacks. Crystal Colden is a fire Ecologist at the University of California, Merced said. It's just sort of forgotten in the modern era. That fire can happen anywhere in this country, and with climate change, it is going to happen more frequently. In places like the Northeast in places like Appalachia in places like the Upper Midwest. Hopefully, it doesn't smoke so much like smoke or anything in here, Mike Full. Gert is the fire chief for the town of cash to go and driving with him through the areas treetop sprawl. It's clear he has not forgotten. We have no hydrants out in this area. It's all rural. We have a lot of little subdivisions, homes here and.
"150 years ago" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Dependence, Franklin called it an atrocious debasement of human nature. But Lincoln Lincoln pointed out, and this is the story. People need to know when to pointed out that the founders even though they knew slavery was wrong. They just felt like they could not. Defeat the greatest military power in the world or one of them, Uh, Britain and launch new nation holds 13 very different states together and get rid of slavery. All that once was just too large a task but what they could and did do Was enshrined in the declaration of Independence, never founding documents, principles that spelled the doom of slavery, and that was a magnificent step forward. It came at a time when the vast majority of people in the world in world history had lived with very little freedom at all. This was this was a country that the world been waiting for for centuries, and those promised that those those principles and trying to the declaration of independence or I promise to future generations and, uh, that's ultimately of course, with the Civil War was okay a fight to redeem that promise. For enslaved Americans, and we have been moving steadily closer and closer to those principles throughout our history, So the founding was tragically flawed by slavery. I think everybody realizes that, but in another sense, it was a glorious beginning of a long journey that has brought freedom and hope to millions of people both in this country. And around and around the world, and that's the story that we need to remember and celebrate, right. And she was the story of progress, right? I mean, it shows we kept getting better and better. And then we finally when the rubber hits the road in Civil War is unavoidable. Half the country leaves before Abraham Lincoln could actually get to the White House. Next thing you know, the, uh, the Confederate army is within striking distance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and we have yet to convene the Northern army. The union forces aren't even together yet. You think we have problems now? That's a problem. Yeah, exactly. Right. You're exactly right. That first battle and battle the civil war, Manassas was fought right on the doorstep of the the capital. So we we have definitely been through worse times than this, And but the country is so much better place now. Than it was, you know, 50 years ago, 100 years ago, 150 years ago and we need to We need to remember that And then there are a lot of people who seem to be want to to spend the line that we're still living with Jim Crow or something. That's just simply not true. And Lincoln Lincoln knew that those founding principles as long as each generation rededicate itself to the the family principles. And pacifist principles on to the next generation. As long as we do that, then we'll keep moving towards us Those principles If we don't do that, if we start, you know, trashing ourselves and forget leading by understanding principles. Then we'll lose our country. And and Lincoln knew that too. Do you think part of the problem is that we don't know our history well enough to know where we came from is the other part of it is we've never known a society that wasn't free. So it's not like we, You know the first generation they get it. They knew what they got. The second generation knew what we had. Then we started realizing how different we were in South Carolina tries to succeed in Jackson Range them back in, and that was the big thing, lacing the states together while expanding westward and southward. It was an impossible task. But now that we got the country together outside We don't know we're doing with Puerto Rico Perhaps who knows if there's a commonwealth out there that could become a state. I'm not sure. But now we look around and we say we're so different man. We were different in the book that you wrote old Abe. Yes, we sure were. And you made a good point. And that we and Lincoln sounded the same warning. But you just sounded too. That the further away we moved from the the founding and the Revolutionary War. The the the more in danger. We were losing connection with with those principles. Um, he gave a speech on that way back in 18 38 where you just Sprinkle Illinois. And he said that the county generation was once a mighty forest of oaks covering the land, but the hurricane of time that swept over them and head off tell them they're only one or two lonely truck standing, he said. But he said that he pointed out as we get further away from the founding that then we have to work harder to keep the spirit of 76 alive and used another great metaphor..
"150 years ago" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"However, a unique piece of new music to mark the occasion has Bean created inspired By the opening so many 150 years ago, it was entirely improvised by the pioneering musician image in heat his she is to tell us more and to share some of that music was invited by the board to come and celebrate their 150th anniversary. They called me up And they said, Look, would you be up for coming to sing a song at the board level Hold on this day because we can't bear to, you know, let it go without some kind of ceremony. I just didn't feel right about bringing a piece of music that already existed off my own. So I said, What about I improvise something. Taking something from the original program. On that day on we had a little look in the archives. We did find the program on the bit that I chose out of it, which is the recitative and air. These are the words so through wisdom is on house, build it on by understanding it. It is established on by knowledge. Shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches wisdom was glorious and never faded away. So I found that piece and I thought I could improvise with that. That's what I would just bring my kids essentially which is a perspex piano holding on electric keyboard. My laptop. And these gloves, which have been developing for the last 10 years, which is called the meanie Gloves on essentially enables me to play the piano or sing or walk around or on access all of the tools inside my computer that I would use for music productions so I might be, you know, capturing some loops on the fly. I might be adding some lever to my boys saw changing levels. His eyes is better than strange. Over the last year. I've been really doing quite a lot this improvisation because I couldn't get out to shows maybe have some 30 of them kind of be just at my piano on a Tuesday evening and just improvise sometimes to whatever the fans wanted to hear, so I thought, I'll take that because that's something I couldn't do before lockdown. Never fade it and I basically just walked from the dressing room kind of took in the space, wandered down the steps into the arena into the main floor, sat down at my piano, Put on my gloves, Put the program down on just played whatever came to mind. I had no key or tempo. Anything previously planned there, literally two Sat there took breath on, just played whatever came into my fingertips, and I that I neither the whole thing was very emotional for me. I mean enough this building. It's a place where I hold a lot of memories with my family, especially my mom and my sister on do we would go there during the problems so we would often going get the pram in our tickets. So it wait in the queue and they'd be real cheap and we bring our pillows and we'd lie down on the floor and we look up the acoustic Russians on the ceiling and just let classical music what over us. And his kids in a way hated going to classical concerts because they were just boring and stuffy. But the Royal Albert Hall was very different because of these prom tickets that week again. We could just lie on the floor in relax, so it really played. A really big part of my childhood and later in life. The reason why the venue was a special now is because I didn't up forming a big piece of my own selling out the Royal Albert Hall. Never When the joyful moment that happens, we will come out of lockdown. I'm really, really hope to see Creativity blossom back at the Royal Albert Hall and all the incredible concept. So they put on all the new work that they premiere on the opportunities to get to so many musicians Imogen Heap and her music recorded in the empty Royal Albert Hall to celebrate its 150th anniversary. You're.
"150 years ago" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Well, I think they want a full briefing of it. I'm actually following this so closely that I expect sure of it to be 63. And I mean Smith to be 63. I expect them to go back to the Sherbert standard, and I believe the chief justice will write a concurrence. Similar to that which he wrote in Citizens United explaining why starry decisis does not apply to Smith. My question to you is, Do you think we have at least five votes on the court now? And if not, who of the other five? Besides of the chief justice? Do you worry about You know, I think we do. I hope we do. I just hope they reach it. You know one thing about Chief Justice Roberts, who's an incrementalist? Um, you know, hopefully he understands the harm and that's what this has brought. It has brought harm on religious folks, especially these days when it's no longer involved, like you were saying, maybe, you know, 100 years ago, 150 years ago. Um you know, religious folks have a seat at the table now. The left doesn't even want him at the table at all. So that really has brought harm. But when you have, interestingly that in Smith, the people the folks who dissented were the more liberal justices, so that's flipped. So you would hope that the liberal justices having the principal saying, Look, we want to protect religious freedom for all. Large relations. Small religions, minority religion, like you see filing briefs in the case. This is best for everybody. And my last point is, it's best for folks who don't even practice a religion. Because if you don't have to free exercise of religion, which allows you to believe what you want and not believe It actually covers everyone with you're a person of faith or not, So we exercise is a primitive freedom that helps everyone. David I spent last Thursday. We could go yesterday on Skid Row with the Judge Carter hearing and it's clear we need faith based organizations involved in this homeless crisis. What's your timetable for this? Yeah, I mean, it's It's extremely important, you know,.
"150 years ago" Discussed on 710 WOR
"12246 2000 or Toll free 1 807 720054 welcome back everyone for another portion of our episode of Amazing Appraising This is Lee, the appraiser. We are talking about different collectibles and how to ascertain their value Over the years. I'm one of the few people who have figured out how to do this quickly. We talked about coins. Now we're talking about stamps so rare stamps, the official name for the hobby. Is in addition to stamp collecting. The more sophisticated term is philatelist and collectors of rare stamps are professionally known as philatelists. One can collect a broad range of stamps. They can collect millions of different stamps. They collect stamps from every single country in the world. And over the years we've had collectors will they have specialized in collecting just one stamp? That means, for example, old classic Turns, American stamps were engraved from different plates of the sheet. So let's just say you had a pain or a sheet of 400 different stamps. They were engraved by hand, so that would mean they were plates of 100 each, so when they printed these stamps again, they engraved each plate differently by hand. Some of them go back to the 18 sixties 18 fifties. So that's probably with almost 150 years ago, 170 years ago, So in that case, a lot of the stamps were slightly different and variations. So we have people collectors that collect just one specific stamp this catalog number and they collect every variety every style every postmark. Of that one specific stamp. So we're just getting back to the determination factor, which is the condition So stamps you have to understand are probably the most fragile and brittle item to collect in the world. You know, one can collect rocks. They're very strong. They're sturdy. They don't really break or get damaged. Stamps are a very, very light, small, thin, fragile piece of paper. That in some cases were made 150 years ago. 170 years ago, and these little pieces of paper can break in your hand can tear if you don't. If you're not careful, they could be folded. They could be creased so typically old stamps. Will have creases damages, tears staining the new ones. What they call the mint ones or a new stamps had glue on the backs of the glue may have stained them as well. The gloom may have come off. All these different factors have to be carefully examined and evaluated to determine the condition of the stamp. So just briefly. One wants a stamp where the paper is intact where it's not damaged. It's not creased. It's not Thorne, and it's not missing any Pieces of the paper of the design on the stamp number one number two. We don't want the paper to have a pinhole or a tear or repair. The paper should be in as close to perfect condition as it was when it was issued Number three and as important as anything is what is called the centering Of the stamp, meaning that aesthetically pleasing to the eye that if you have a stamp, it will have typically four borders or margins around the stamp. And the way the perforations wish were cut. After the stamp was printed, it should be immediately. The diagram of the photograph of the stamp should be immediately equal to the borders around it, So it's going to be cold with cold, centered to the middle of the stamps of the diagram should be centered. That's what two determines the centering of the stamp and stamps. That have been centered with large margins. That means large borders around it. Inside. The perforations have sold for sometimes hundreds and hundreds of times off a regular example of that stamp. It's really common that premiere examples of early American stamps. In perfect condition where the cattle well, you could be 100 to $200. That stamp could bring as much as $10,000. If, in fact, it is in incredibly superior condition. That is the quick synopsis of determining the condition of postage stamps. We will take a quick break and we will return right after the short message. Bagel boss is one of the few kosher stores that are currently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He offered curbside pickup take out delivery and immediate Entering again. This is strictly kosher. There, conveniently located at 263 1st have on 15th Street directly across the street from Mount Sinai, Beth Israel Hospital near and why you group and several other major dorms and make quick efficient deliveries all around the neighborhood, the hospital all the dorms and facilities we need a quick fighter delivery. Go to bagel boss at 263 1st ab on 15th Street for a variety of great bagels, pizza and all other delicacies at very reasonable prices called Babel Lost today at 2123 89 to 9 to that is 212389 to 9 to or you can find them online at Babel, Boss and why dot com at his vehicle, boss and y dot com You can see their full menu and their wide variety of specials..
"150 years ago" Discussed on 710 WOR
"It's 35 degrees. Partly cloudy a 10 o'clock. Good evening. I'm a show Kabbalah. A nationwide manhunt underway for every suspect attacking the Capitol building on Wednesday. The FBI going through photos and videos Many posted by writers themselves as ABC is Kenneth Martin reports. Authorities are making more arrests, including a state lawmaker and a pipe bomb suspect criminal complaint alleges newly elected West Virginia state delegate Derrick Evans Was live streaming as he entered the capital Evans resigning, saying he takes full responsibility for his actions. Some writers facing serious charges for the violent and deadly attack Alabama resident Lonny Kaufman arrested Friday, D C. Police say he was armed with a military style semiautomatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails. According to a complaint. Kaufman later denied knowing anything about the bombs. Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as the nation's 46 president, Bloomberg reports Pencil Be there on January 20th to see Biden take the oath of office President Trump said in his final tweet before his Twitter account was suspended permanently that he would not attend. Last president, who chose not to attend the swearing in of his successor came about 150 years ago when Andrew Johnson missed the swearing in of Ulysses S. Grant. Pence, defied the president by refusing to overturn the results of the election Wednesday. There's video of the angry mob that stormed the capital, chanting they planned to hang Pence. Governor Cuomo is changing course in allowing people within the one B category to get the Corona virus vaccine starting Monday. That's when the registration period begins up to this point, Governor Cuomo refused to move beyond the one a category and that includes health care workers. Nursing home residents, But the state's now starting up a network using pharmacies, doctor's offices and unions. It means one be eligible. Come Monday. Go to a website find out the location nearest you. The network will distribute toe one A and one B. So who is the one B category? Well cops, firefighters, teachers, transit workers. And everyone over the age of 75 James Woman W. O R News in New Jersey over 100, cops and firefighters are being vaccinated at a new mega site. Morris County State Police Superintendent Pat Callahan says this is a great step forward giving concert in such close contact with the public. Face repeated exposure to Cove in 19. The mega site opened yesterday inside the old Sears building at Rockaway Town Square Mall as well. Is that a similar facility it ruin college. New Jersey officials have made it their gold to vaccinate 70% of the adult population within the next six months. A massive fire in Queens Friday night destroyed a hair salon and injured multiple firefighters. Flames broke out inside the storefront on 37th Avenue near Main Street in Flushing around 11:50 P.m.. The fire quickly grew to seven alarms and spread to in an adjacent three story building, according to the F D. N y. At least four firefighters were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries..
"150 years ago" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Carol Miller this week on innovation hub. We've heard the advice before follow the money. But when it comes to the elite, the money often follows them, and currently they're headed south. What we're seeing now is not just tax avoidance. I think it's the threat of capital flight. It's not just gonna affect the blue expensive states. It's going to start the fight Everybody Which as we've seen throughout history doesn't seem promising for the cities they leave behind. We've seen this movie before. It happened in Pittsburgh 150 years ago. It happened in Detroit a century ago, plus a Nobel Prize winner and economics joins our trip. Back to the future. So weird time. I'm comparing it to the 19 thirties, when we had the Great Depression. That's all coming up next on innovation hub. Live from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder. Authorities say dozens of people have been arrested since Wednesday's chaos at the Capitol in Washington, D. C when Trump loyalists disrupted lawmakers. As they met to confirm Joe Biden's election victory. They include Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man pictured with his boots up on a desk, and House speaker Nancy Pelosi is office. Diane Upchurch heads up the FBI's office and Little Rock. She says he surrendered himself. The sheriff's office and bitten County. The one thing that Mr Burnett has done rut right so far. Is to peacefully turned himself in to law enforcement. The FBI urges others who may be involved to do the same Others under arrest include a West Virginia state lawmaker. Five people died because of the violence at the capital, including a California woman shot by Capitol police. And the Capitol police officer who authorities say suffered a stroke after being injured during the violence. President Trump is facing a drive by Democrats to remove him from office and Twitter has permanently cut him off from his personal account, citing the risk of further incitement of violence articles of impeachment circulating among members of Congress and are expected to be introduced in the House on Monday. President elect Joe Biden plans to extend student loan payment relief to federal borrowers on Day one, according to his transition team. The latest suspension of payments and interest is set to expire on January 31st. Here's NPR's Allison ad warning The relief for more than 40 million borrowers has been extended and extended, and Biden plans to continue that on his first day in office. Even came in is Biden's incoming deputy director of the National Economic Council, who advises on economic policy. Today we've announced that on day one the president elect will direct the Department of Education. To extend the existing paws on student loan payments and interest for millions of Americans with federal student loans came and also reiterated by the support of a proposal to cancel up to $10,000 of federal student loan debt to help ease the burden of the pandemic..
"150 years ago" Discussed on WDRC
"Had been to count the votes from the various states, the electoral college votes that usually and normally and very routinely decide the presidency of the United States. But there are questions about the November 3rd election, so it didn't go exactly as planned. What would have been ordinarily 20 or 30 minutes? Regular routine rubber stamping of the results from the states around America. Well, it got sideways and it got sideways in a terrible way, and that one woman has already died because of protests that then moved to Capitol Hill to the Capitol building itself. This woman and I will say this. I know this As of about an hour ago, That woman has passed away. She was shot and she was apparently shot by a Capitol Hill cop. Now we know that much. We don't know who she was other than that she was one of the protesters who had entered the Capitol building. I've seen one video in the video and in fact in which she was shot, she was calling for a window. Now, as you understand. I've talked about police involved shootings before. If the police have presented with somebody who is a threat, and the person refuses to comply with the police orders to stop being a threat to drop a weapon, like, say, Jacob Blake, for example, then then the police have caused to use to use deadly force in this case. Based on the video alone and again, that's all the information we have. At this point. It doesn't look as though she was presenting any kind of threat as she tried to crawl through a window. She didn't appear to be holding a weapon of any kind. She was simply entering the building. But we will find out more I would imagine in the next 24 hours, second issue, and I want to invite you to the conversation. Of course, if you want to jump in its 866 Hey, Lars. That's 8664395277 emails Go to talk of Lars Larson dot com but to finish that up A woman was shot. She was taken to a hospital. She has passed away. As of just the last hour or two. We got word of it A little over an hour ago on we will find out more and we'll let you know what we find out about that. But the person who fired the shot was a cop. The woman who was shot was a protester. She was apparently unarmed, which is going to put a whole different spin on the whole situation. But let's go back to what we know as of tonight. In about an hour. The House and Senate will take up the counting of the electoral college votes. I assume they're probably going to simply ignore the suggestion of Senator Ted Cruz and about a dozen other senators and about four or five dozen members of the House representatives who'd like to see an investigation by the Congress of an election. And if your reaction to that is one investigation When does Congress ever investigated election? Ted Cruz himself pointed out that they actually did that about 150 years ago, and they could do it again today, and they could settle Ah lot of issues once and for all. But first, let's start with a guy. That I don't actually like that much and he's a Republican. He is Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who's always been in my book, a questionable conservative. He seemed to go into full on surrender mode today. Take a listen. President. Trump claims the election was stolen. The assertions range from specific local allegations to constitutional arguments to sweeping.