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LJ's Journey to Fatherhood: "People Don't Give Dads Credit at All"
"I'm LJ you can find me all over the internet as the stone philosopher or I'm on Twitter. Dr. Lib slips PhD MD. I like to sling some shit around the internet. It's always fun I've been a single dad. Well, I've been a dad since I was 18 years old and I turned 33 in December I've been a single dad for about since February of this year and Taking care of three of my five kids going to university and working and Trying to make my way in this crazy world. And one of the things that I picked up the fastest is People don't give dads any credit at all. Like there's no built -in credit to being a dad It's like if you do basic stuff as a mother people praise you. You're so wonderful. You're so awesome I know because I participate in that I glorify mothers to no end I was raised by a single mother, but they got nothing for there's nothing in the tank for dads You're just expected like you do Go to work for 60 80 hours a week and taking care of your kids and they're just like yeah You're supposed to do right and I get it because I feel the obligation but like come on, dude Give me a little bit more. Yeah. How was it having kids at 18? I mean, that's that's very young I always knew I was gonna have children and I Just didn't think about it and I think that's a lot of the issue that a lot of people deal with these days is like It didn't occur to me as a negative in any way. It didn't My girlfriend at the time who later became my first wife When she told me she was pregnant with my son She asked me what are you gonna do and I said, well, I'm gonna get a job, right, right? They're providing, you know, yeah, right I got a kid now, so there's like obvious solutions to some extent and then you know The awkward conversations with her parents and I had to tell my mother and tell my dad I think I had a fairly unique experience in that regard because I Wasn't a great kid So the fact that I made it my see so my oldest son was born My birthday's December 5th, my oldest son was born the March following my 18th birthday So I made it farther than anyone thought I would by that point anyway So I think to that extent I had already been extended a little credit. It's strange because I wonder sometimes If I'd be different if I was able to have been adult for a while without being a dad. Yeah, but then when I think about it, though, I Was hell on wheels man, I don't know that I'd still be alive if I wasn't right it kind of slowed you down Helped you might have helped. Yeah
Fresh update on "18" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"700 journalists and other staff will pick it outside the Washington Post's K Street office from 8 a .m. to midnight tomorrow. The Post's union says their 24 -hour strike was spurred by failing contract negotiations that have continued over the past 18 months. And that same time 40 people were laid off and the paper is trying to cut an additional 240 jobs through voluntary buyouts. The paper is reportedly projecting to lose around $100 million this year. A new publisher, Will Lewis, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, is expected to take over management in January. Booker, WTOP News. Managers at the Post have yet to comment on the strike. A Chevrolet -based business is paying $200 ,000 to settle with Maryland after unauthorized disposal of waste to locations in Prince George's County in Baltimore City. A lawsuit accused the World Recycling Company of illegally storing piles of trash over the last nine years, causing litter to flow into storm drains polluting water in the area. Authorities say WRC has operated an unauthorized transfer station and open dump in Chevrolet, and for the last two years has allowed solid waste to pile up, creating a fire hazard. A local WNBA star is launching a wine brand. Dela Donne dips inside, Washington, Washington Mystic Center. Lena Dela Donne has launched Del Donne wines, which the company says makes her the first WNBA star with her own wine line. For those curious, it's a Pinot Noir and proceeds will go towards benefiting Lyme disease research and supporting female entrepreneurs. It's now available on the DD Project Wines website quick look at the top stories we're working on at WTOP breaking news. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he's leaving Congress at the end of the year. Also breaking war crime urges filed by the Justice Department against Russian soldiers who allegedly tortured an American in train. Keep it here for
Dr. Raymond Moody & Paul Perry Join Melisa to Discuss What Happens When We Die
"So I have Dr. Raymond Moody and Paul Perry. Raymond A. Moody Jr. MD PhD is the leading authority of near -death experiences and the author of several books, including the seminal Life After Life. The founder of the Life After Life Institute, Moody has lectured on the topic throughout the world and is a counselor in private practice. He has appeared on many programs, including Today and Turning Point. Paul Perry has co -written several New York Times bestsellers, including The Light Beyond and Evidence of the Afterlife. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and for his film and the book about Salvador Dali. He has been knighted in Portugal, oh, that's interesting, a groundbreaking book, this is, that combines nearly 50 years of afterlife and near -death experience research to provide proof of the existence of the soul and life after death from psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life After Life. Dr. Raymond Moody and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Perry, after spending nearly five decades studying near -death experiences, Moody finally has the answer to humanity's most pressing question, what happens when we die? And in this book, Proof of Life After Life, both authors reveal that consciousness survives after the death of the body, featuring in -depth case studies, the latest research, and eye -opening interviews with experts. Proof explores everything from common paranormal signs to shared death experiences and much more. And you can learn more about each of these authors if you go to lifeafterlife .com or paulperryproductions .com. Welcome gentlemen, thank you so much for being with me today. Hi, thank you, nice introduction, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you. Thank you very much. So, first of all, okay, so, Raymond, you've been doing this since the 70s, am I correct in that? I'll just ask you each, you've been doing this work since the 70s? And what got you into wanting to explore near -death experiences? Well, fortunately, I was not exposed to religion when I was a kid, except very minimally. And so, I grew up with no idea of an afterlife. And so, I went to the University of Virginia at age 18 with intending to study astronomy, but took a philosophy course and immediately got hooked. And particular the book was Plato's Republic, which is, oddly, about a near -death experience. It culminates in a near -death experience of a warrior. And not just having no idea that anybody took the notion of an afterlife seriously, I asked my professor and he said that early Greek philosophers knew about cases of people who were believed dead and resuscitated. But had I no idea it still applied, but in 1965, in Charlottesville, I met a man who had such an experience, he was a professor of psychiatry there, and that really got me hooked and subsequent to that time, through my PhD in philosophy and then three years of teaching philosophy at a university, and then going to medical school and ultimately going into forensic psychiatry. But throughout that career, I've interviewed thousands and thousands of people who came to the brink of death and had these astonishing experiences. So that's how I got into it. It's amazing. It's really interesting. I can imagine it is a long process. And Paul, I'm going to ask you the same question. What made you interested in exploring this? Well, I was editing American Health magazine in New York City, this was in 1988, and Raymond and I shared the same agent, same book agent. One day our agent, Nat Sobel, called me and he said, would you like to write a book with Dr. Raymond Moody? And I said, I have no idea who Raymond Moody is. And he said, well, he's a man who named and defined the near -death experience. And I said, I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. And he said, well, you know, for a guy who's the editor of a major health magazine, you really need to get educated on things like the near -death experience, which was an offhand insult for an agent to talk like that. And so I said, sure, OK, I'll go meet Raymond. And Raymond was living in Georgia at the time. And I flew down to meet him and, you know, Raymond is an amazing person from the first time you meet him. And so we started writing this book called The Light Beyond, and I just got entranced by Raymond's account of near -death experiences and the stories we would hear. People would come by his house and tell their stories. And it just got amazing. So anyway, we wrapped up the book, The Light Beyond, and there was, in my estimation, a piece missing. And that was there was nothing in the book about children and near -death experiences. And Raymond said, well, nobody's done much research on that yet, except for one guy, a pediatrician in Seattle, Melvin Morris. And he connected me with Melvin. And I did a book with him called Closer to the Light. And it's all about children and near -death experiences. And after that, I wrote that book and then I thought, well, there's something missing here. There needs to be a larger study about people who have had near -death experiences and how they affect them during their life. So we wrote a book about that and on and on. Every book I would write, I would find a gap that needed to be filled. And that's gone now through, I think, 15 books on near -death experiences.
Fresh update on "18" discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"We have, we used to call it the massive legend ticket. I don't know why we keep it that, but anyway. We're doing ours different and ours is, our second day is we're just taking everyone to a football match. Everyone's gonna come watch the team. No, that's a good day. Yeah, so like, cause there's a lot of events. What can we do that's different? So we're just gonna. I think that's a good thing to do, especially since you own a soccer. Yeah. I mean, that makes it pretty easy. And it'd be a lot of fun. You know, and hopefully we win or win the league that day. That would be perfect. Oh, is that when the league championship could be? It could be, it's a bit like the halving. You never really know. It's, you know, we've got a chance of winning it. We won it the week. I think we won it the week before it. It was the week before. The week before. And we. Got the trophy on the day. Yeah, we got the trophy on the day. So that was cool. Now, do you win that? Do you move up another league? Yeah, so we started in the 10th, we're now in the ninth. We're now, we'll go up to the eighth. It gets progressively harder. Yeah, I would think so. But the goal is what it is, is to get to that top. Yeah. Even though everyone laughs at me. Well, I mean, I don't know, you know, what the difference quality-wise is between 10 and eight, but I would assume it's a pretty good difference in the game. Yeah, but a lot of the players have changed. You know, we've bought new players into. But is that because you had more money because you moved up a league? Yeah, but you don't get more, so it's a weird one, you don't get more money from moving up a league, from the league. You just get, the brand is growing. You know, like your first conference, you had like 75, and what did you have in the second one? 125. Yeah, so like when I first took over, we were getting 50 at a game. And then the next year, we got 180. And then this year it's about up 230. And so, and if you think that's 50 people a game, so we've got say 22 home games, so what's that? Just an extra thousand people through the door. And each one of those people say spends 20 pounds, an extra 20,000 pound that comes in. Oh yeah. A few more people go online, buy merch, maybe get some more sponsors. So the business model itself grows. Like honestly, it's probably similar to a conference. Like you probably have an easier time getting sponsors now than you did in the first year. So we have more money, but the players are more expensive. And so that's the business model. Is there not TV rights on that yet? Not at this level. So your first TV, so you can do if you get in the FA Cup. So the FA Cup we're in, but if you get into a good round and you play a big team, because it's every team in the countries in this competition, you might get on TV. But the real TV money starts in the first four leagues, because that's the professional leagues. So next year you won't even be happy, you would just be not even halfway there yet. Yeah, yeah, not even halfway because we'll be two promotions. But yeah, so we're just growing the business. My focus always is what are the revenue channels? How do we make more? And how do we get more people coming to watch the team? And those two will give us the money to keep growing and keep growing this. But the cheat code for this is that traditionally our only customers would be who lives in the town, who's going to come to a game. Now it's who in the world who's a Bitcoin who might come to a game or buy a jersey or, yeah. Or sell it out. It's a Pacific of your jerseys. Yeah, we sold them all. Everything I bought, we pretty much sold. And so that side's going well, but I've got to just keep pushing it and pushing it and pushing it. And hopefully Bitcoin continues to grow. So there's more Bitcoiners and there's more of them fans of the team. And yeah, that's the cheat code. Well, let me ask you, like the number one league. Yeah. Okay, let's say you make it up to number two. Yeah. And now you're wanting to get to number one and you win number two. Do they kick someone out of number one? Yeah, so we have promotion and relegation. So every year, the premier league, the top league, the bottom three drop down. And then in the one below the championship, two go up and then four play off for the last spot. Oh, wow. And then from the second one down to the third, I think it's four that swap and the third to the fourth, four swap, but fourth to the fifth, two swap. But yeah, I mean, it's promotion. It's what you don't have here in US sports. And I think it's one of the best things about it because you essentially have two very important competitions to win it and not to get relegated. So on the last day of the season, you might be following the top to see who's going to win it, but also the bottom to see who's going to survive. That's pretty important. Yeah, some of the survivals are crazy. This is my most favorite one ever. So the fourth league, which is the bottom of the professional leagues and the fifth one, which is the top of the amateur leagues, it used to be only one team would swap every year. So it's really hard to get from the amateur to the professional leagues. And there was a team called Carlisle. I think it was Carlisle. They were playing to stay, to not get relegated out of the professional leagues. They goalie got injured, then their reserve goalie got injured. So they got permission to sign in a new goalie, this guy called Jimmy Glass. And they're either losing or drawing. I can't remember, but they needed to score a goal and it's right at the end of the game and there's a corner and everyone goes up, even the goalkeeper and the ball goes into the air and the goalkeeper scores the goal. So this goalkeeper wasn't even meant to be playing and it's very rare for goalkeepers to score. Like never happens. Yet he scored the goal that kept them in the league. So it was beautiful. You know, my thing with soccer is I think it needs to change. Okay, what would you change about soccer? I would make the nets like a yard or two wider. This is such an American response. You want more goals. I do. It's like in baseball, you know, it'd be like in baseball going, hey, if you hit it out of the park, doesn't count. I mean, we want to see the big hits. We want to see the home runs. And that would be just enough of a change that it's not going to make the scores go crazy, but you would get more scores and you'd never go, okay, we've been playing for however many minutes it is and it's zero to zero. Let's have a kickoff. I mean, that's like shooting free throws in basketball at the end of the game. You know what, if you come over to the UK, I will take you to a game like, you want like a West Ham Tottenham? Yeah, that'd be a good one, Palace. Palace against Brighton. There's Celtic Rangers. I could take you to one of these games and there could be no goals and you will have the best time. Oh, really? Yeah, because it's the tension of the game. It's not the scores themselves. They are important, but it's the tension of the game. So the less scores means it's more tense. It's hard to score. So every goal is so important. And sometimes there'll be like a real masterclass in defending where one team is only just trying to keep the other team out and it's really good to watch. See, I think you guys just say that because you've got a bad sport. Right, I now need to get you to a guy. I've actually football peeled a bunch of people getting them down to watch our team and I think they get it once they go. And I don't understand offsides because if that guy's too fast, he's got to stop and wait, but that makes no sense to me. That's the way it seems to me. He's got it and he's hauling buttons, there's no one in front of him, so let me stop and let everybody get up there. Well, it's a bit like in your football. You know, when he throws it, they have to wait. They can't just run off straight away, they have to wait for him to- Well, they could if he intercepted it. No, but like they can't run across the line until they've, what do they call it when they throw the ball? Hike the ball. They hike the ball, right? Yeah. It changes, getting rid of the offside is like saying, oh, you can run before he hikes the ball. Well, I don't see it as that because they're still in motion, they never set. Yeah. They never set. Like in football, they set and they can't move until they hike the ball. I don't know if this image helps. So the point is this red player would be offside because he's beyond the defenders. So the attacking player can't be beyond the last defender when the ball is passed to them. So he could be waiting right next to this defender and as soon as the ball's passed, he can run through and he can be completely on his own, but not until the ball has been passed by this player. I don't know why, they didn't always have the offside rule. Did they not? No, it was like, they didn't always have bookings. I've never had anyone explain the offside rule to me. I'm not sure I explained that well. I had to stop and kind of wait. It means you have to just be a bit more clever about trying to score goals. See, and I'm wanting to see more goals, so that's why I don't like the offside rule. I like, because it'd be like dunking the basketball on him to go up there and there's no one to defend it. I need to get you to a game. I think once you see and experience the tension of a proper game. Have you met him? I did, I met him in Bitcoin San Francisco 2019. Was he like bitching? No, he was just wandering around. And I was like, is that Dorian? He bitched to me for 30 minutes about how everybody was using his likeness everywhere, but he got no money for everybody using his picture. He was really, and his mother had just passed too. So he was combination of his mother passing, his brother screwing him, trying to get everything that was his mom's, and then nobody like giving him any love for using his image. It was a weird experience for him to have that moment in time where like, he was outed as Satoshi. Yeah, and he was nothing, he was nothing. Poor guy. Yeah, really, he was thrown into the limelight that he never wanted to be in. Well, but then he chose to come to a conference, so he must have been paid. Yeah, he must have been paid. Yeah, he was paid to be there by somebody, I can't remember who. But like I said, he was really, he would show me, he goes, look, there's my picture on that artwork over there, do you think they gave me anything? No. And that was more in his exact words because it's been a long time, but that's about what it amounted to. He was nice as could be. Yeah, I think I got a photo with him somewhere. Yeah, I was going, why didn't I take a photo with him? Well, Gary, this was just amazing. Well, I appreciate you having me on, I've enjoyed talking and learning a little bit about football. And offsides, we're gonna get you to a game, you will love it. Listen, anyone listening, go to Bitboom, if you're not coming to Cheat Code, go to Bitboom. Or just go anyway, because Gary, his event is based on more experience than ours. Is that the name of your event, Cheat Code? Yeah, Cheat Code. Yeah, I wanted to not have Bitcoin in the name. I'm trying to- So in case you switch over to Cheat Code, you can keep it? No, that's a good point, yeah. No, it's to try and, you know, where I am in Bedford, if someone sees a Bitcoin event, they're not gonna come. I want them to think wider than, I wanna talk about the problems and the solutions rather than just say Bitcoin ideologically. Just trying to do something. I'm a marketing guy. I spent 20 years in advertising. So that was my thing. Gary, let's not waste six years to do this again. Yeah, I enjoyed it completely. Thanks, Danny, I'm great. Thank you for coming. All right, man. Well, I guess, am I seeing you later? Are you coming to the event? Yeah, I'm doing a panel on set Friday. Well, then I will see you Friday. Yeah, I don't like to speak anymore. That's too much work. Panels are okay. Panels are okay. Even though the subject here don't, you'll have to get prepared for that. Yeah, I don't like doing the hosting anymore. I'm too tired now. Yeah, that's understandable. You'll be doing all the hosting a year. You're doing the hosting here. Aren't you the MC? No, I'm doing an interview. Okay, I thought you were the MC. No, I'm not the MC. No, I'm not the MC. Who's the MC? I don't know. I don't know. But I've done it. I started off doing, I did both days of Bitcoin, San Francisco, and it's tiring. I've done both days of Honeybadger a couple of times. And now I've do like quarter days, but I'm even at that point, I'm like. I have all attendees do all the introductions of speakers so that I don't really have an MC. I have myself as the MC, but I just like welcome people and say it's time to take a break, you know, and say, come back next year. That's basically what I'm gonna do and hand over the reins to Danny for everything else. Well, Joe Hall's gonna do the MCing, isn't he? Yeah, Joe Hall's actually MCing for us. Oh, cool. Yeah, we've got to try and get a few British people in. Yeah, that's understandable since it's a British event. Yeah, yeah. Gary, all the best, man. Thank you. I've enjoyed it.All right. Thanks, Gary. A long time coming on that show. There's so many people I want to get on the show and we always want to try and get them in person. So that one's taken a couple of years to put together, but it was great to get Gary on the show. He's such an asset to the Bitcoin space. He cares so much. He put so much effort into his event. So definitely go and check out Bit of Block Boom. Definitely try and get there if you can. He's been running it for about seven years now, and it's incredible what he's done with that event. So yeah, definitely go check that out. We're on our final leg here in Africa. I've got Danny, your boy Danny here with me. It's been such an incredible trip for so many different reasons. It will come up in the podcast a lot. There's a lot we're going to have to talk about with this. A lot we've learned about Africa, some of the issues in Africa, some of the opportunities, a lot we've learned about Bitcoin, what it can do, what it can't do. There's nothing like traveling to learn about people, learn about money, learn about Bitcoin. I think we get the most from it. Also, yeah, do you know what, I'm just going to say it. There's been some upsetting things we've seen as well. I'm going to have to talk about that as well. So listen, I'm going to get back from Africa. Got a bunch of shows to make. Got to find a way to communicate this out. Going to have to edit the film as well and tell you what we've seen. Yeah, anything you want to get in touch about, please do drop me an email. It's hello at whatbitcoindid.com. Also, if this sounds weird, I'm literally recording this on my phone in the middle of nowhere in Kenya. We don't have a mic with us to do this right now, so it might sound a little bit different. All right, love you all and I'll see you all soon.
A Young Fire Spouse's Journey With Her Husband's Cancer Diagnosis
"A few episodes back we sat down with Diane Carter and she shared her story of her husband's line of duty, panther diagnosis, and her relentless pursuit of making turnouts safe and just exploring PFAS and all that fun stuff about exposure in the workplace. If you haven't listened to that podcast, we definitely recommend it. And today we actually have another first responder spouse, Brittany San Pedro with us to share her story about her husband's line of duty cancer diagnosis. Brittany, welcome. Thank you for having me. Brittany San Pedro is a speech therapist assistant, wife to a firefighter and a mom. She has been with her husband for 10 years and has an 18 month old and another one on the way. In late October of 2019, Brittany's husband at the age of 30 and 10 years into his career noticed a small lump on his collarbone. After several tests, he was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was the first line of duty cancer diagnosis in the history of Greeley fire department. Since then, many changes to screening and early detection have been made as a department. As a result, several malignant polyps, skin samples and ultrasound readings have potentially saved the lives of other firefighters within the department. Today, Brittany is sharing her story to help anyone who may feel alone or scared, especially after a health diagnosis. She also wants to encourage change and promote the importance of regular screenings and early detection. Okay. So tell us your story a little bit, the whole thing. We want to hear it. My husband came home one day and just kind of mentioned like, Hey, I got out of the shower at work and I just noticed I had a bump on my collarbone. And he's like, you know, I haven't had my yearly physical. I'm going to go in, have it checked out. And you know, none of us, we weren't really worried. And we were just kind of like, okay, he has a bump. We're going to go check it out. And his general practitioner ran blood work and then started him on antibiotics thinking it was just an infection. His body was fighting something and blood work came back fine. It didn't go down with the antibiotics. At that point, they did an X -ray. Everything looked fine. The blood work looks fine. And his general practitioner asked him what he did for a living. And you know, you fill out that survey, you tell him what you do. And he's like, you know what? We're going to, we're going to keep going. We're going to keep looking. If you're fine with that. You're a firefighter. It just makes me sit better if I, if I keep digging a little bit. And he kept going in for appointments. He then got an ultrasound done. After the ultrasound, he scheduled an appointment for a biopsy to have it looked at. And at this point we hadn't even heard the word cancer yet. I at the time was a special education teacher at a school across the street from the hospital where he was having the biopsy done. He texted me and let me know he was going in. He was super nervous. I let my co -teacher know, Hey, my husband doesn't usually have his feelings out like that. And lets me know that he's there. He's like, that's fine. Go. I ran across the street and he went back. Everything was fine. He came back out and then he just had this look on his face that I'll never forget his eyes started welling up with tears. And I guess the doctor who performed the doctor tech who performed the biopsy, you know, before his doctor had a chance to say anything told him, yeah, this is pretty typical for lymphoma. And both of us were just kind of like, what is happening? What's going on? We were hit by a bus. We didn't even know that this is something that they were looking for. And we called our closest friends, our little mini fire family. And we were like, Hey, we need support tonight. And in a minute, everybody was together at one of our friends house and everybody was just talking trash about the guy who stepped out of his scope of practice and said some things he maybe shouldn't have. And we were like, it's not going to happen. He's too young. He's healthy. There's no way. So a couple of days went by, we got a phone call saying that the doctor wanted us to come in, even though it was his day off and usually not a great sign. So we were a little nervous going in. And then when we sat down, he let us know that they, they did find it to be Hodgkin's lymphoma and that they needed to start figuring out what stage he was at coming up with a plan, trying to figure out everything. And we were both strong until they asked us, you know, are you guys, you guys are young. You guys just got married, just bought a house. Like you, are you guys wanting to start a family at some point? And I just started bawling because I already knew what was coming. And he said, I recommend that you reach out to a fertility specialist, if that's something that you would want to do. And you start reaching out to all your resources. And we did, after that, he started chemo in like less than a week. It was probably like four or five days. And he had chemo, he had it on Christmas. He had it, like he started in November, had it for about six months and then took a little bit of a break and then started radiation. And then after he went through radiation, his end date was March 14th, 2020. And then right after that, the next day the world shut down, but it was just, you know, for us, it was just amazing because he never, we never went to an appointment alone. It was just such a somber time. We were just had this dark cloud of stress and not knowing and anything. And at the same time when it was so dark, such a beautiful thing, because we had the department bringing rigs and down we packed that cancer center and, you know, we had some of his best friends, like his best man and another Lieutenant was there at every single one of his chemo appointments. And, you know, everybody kind of band together for him. It was kind of, it was a beautiful thing to see everybody supporting each other and making sure that he was never alone. You know, the Terry Farrell Fund reached out right away. You know, they did a cut it for cancer for him. It was just something that they hadn't ever experienced before at the, this department. And we were, we were just kind of overwhelmed with all the support that we had,
Fresh "18" from News, Traffic and Weather
"FM 1000 9077. Stay connected, stay informed. Good morning and thanks for joining us. It is Wednesday, December 6th and right now in downtown Seattle we have mostly cloudy skies, some light showers and 49 degrees. Good morning, it's 504. News Radio is your home for breaking news and for traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the floor. Let's get you right over to the High Performance Homes Traffic Center where we say good morning to our buddy Kiara Jordan. And good morning Brian and Amanda. So you're going to be finding multiple road closures this morning due to flooding. Some of the areas where these exist, Woodinville, Carnation, Arlington, Redmond, Snohomish, Nokwami, Kent. So basically just please keep in mind that if you come to a it's road and got a barrier there, do not go around it and try and tackle that water. It only takes a couple of inches and really you'll find yourself in trouble. And unfortunately that did happen to people yesterday. So as long as we need to be smart and follow those barriers and those precautions, we should be okay. Now we don't have any big blocking crashes or walls right now, but eastbound 512, that's already building between the mall and 167. I do see some crowding and slowing on westbound 18 as you're working your way along Tiger Mountain and also on westbound right as you're approaching state route 18. We're seeing a little bit of hesitation there and westbound us to off ramp to southbound I -5. We had an earlier blocking problem. I've been told it's been clear, but I do see a little bit of a backup in the area. Our next northwest traffic at 514. Will the rain ever stop? Our forecast now sponsored is by Northwest Crawl Space Services. Yes, eventually the rain should taper off showers by this afternoon,
Booking Your Wedding Vendors: Essential Tips For Your Big Day
"So yesterday we had a little bit of a chat about the top four things that you need to book first, which if you listen to the first one, I missed one very crucial one. So you can guess which one that was as I repeat this, but it was venue caterers in one, photographer, videographer and celebrant. Which one do you reckon I forgot? I don't know. Let's just say you really need this one to get married. You actually do need this one. You cannot get married without this one. It's illegal. It is illegal. You can get married without this one. However, it will not be a legal binding of people. That's right. So to give the recap, those are the top four things that we highly recommend in our experience, in the time that we've spent with our thousands of rides really are the first things you need to be booking. And because we work with amazing vendors here in the Hunter Valley and in other places that we have worked before that, we just know that these are the ones you've got to get locked in. So to recap, basically this is all about your priorities, but those top four things you're always going to need a celebrant to make it legal. You're going to need a venue. So whether that is something really low key, whether it's your backyard, whether it is a chapel, you're going to need a venue of some sort somewhere you stand to say I do. And 9 out of 10, if not 9 .9 % of people, whatever, 100 % of people usually want a photographer or videographer or both. And these guys, they can only do one on a day. So you have to lock them in if you want a particular date or of course you want those particular vendors for your wedding day. So I think we're all in agreeance on that one. And then we did a little bit of a touch base on wedding dress shopping. We talked about the other vendors that you'll need to book and there's a good chance I may forget some, but you've got your dress, all your suits, you've got your hair and makeup, your florist, just stationary. If you save the dates, just signs. Look, there is so much to think about. Oh, you know, what about all the extras, Candice? Yeah, like cakes. There's cakes that need to be made. I don't know, is cakes separate? I mean, does everybody have a cake for their wedding? So maybe an essential, that one. Maybe, yeah. Accommodation. Accommodation. Especially if it is a destination wedding or if you're not from the Hunter Valley. Do you get banned? Yes. Yep. Do you get banned? Yeah, and the accommodation. Sorry, just because I cut you off there. Especially if it's a destination wedding. You've got to not only organize the wedding party, but unfortunately most of the time you're organizing your guests as well to make sure that they can get somewhere. I mean, it doesn't even have to be the Hunter Valley. We've got a lot of options here, but what if you're getting married in Fiji or Bali? Middle of nowhere. You need to think about how many people, and I guess that also can factor into what venue you choose as well. If you are having a larger wedding with people that are coming from overseas or out of town, you know, somewhere that is easy for them to access or that has some sort of transport systems. I know that quite a few of the venues have buses that will transport people back and forth. You can hire buses. I know that the Hunter has quite a range of different buses around that can take people to and from different locations if your ceremony and your reception are at two different locations. There's quite a bit with accommodation that needs to be thought about. I think that it's probably something that a lot of people leave to the last minute as long as they're sort of organized. If you're planning your wedding 12 to 18 months out, I guess you're not really thinking about, well, where am I going to sleep in some ways because you're just trying to get everything organized. Maybe bride and groom you're organizing somewhere and your honeymoon afterwards, which is something else that you have to organize if you're taking a honeymoon. But yeah, it's mum and dad. It's auntie Chazza, you know. It's even the day before, like us as hair and makeup artists, where are we going to be doing hair and makeup? That accommodation needs to be booked for the bridal party either the night before or the morning of. Yeah, 100%. Yeah, absolutely.
Fresh update on "18" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Top news. WTOP. Facts matter. Wednesday morning, nice to have you with us. I'm Mark and I'm Michelle Bash. The speed limit is dropping on a busy stretch of Massachusetts Avenue. It comes after years of resident complaints. Here on Massachusetts Avenue in Maryland near Westmoreland the speed limit sign now reads 30 and has the word new above it. Eric Florence with Maryland State Highway Administration says the recent change comes after many people voiced similar complaints. Going back looking at this a lot of feedback we received was just basically speeding. The speed limit was 35 but the agency studied the roadway complaints starting starting in 2019. Observing patterns. Elizabeth Deedle, who didn't want to be recorded, tells WTOP that she lives nearby. She explains people speed up here along the four lane section of the road. In Montgomery County, Scott Coleman, WTOP News. A pregnant woman in Texas is asking a court to allow her to have an abortion, which would be an exception to the state's ban. Texas is one of 13 states ban abortion that at nearly all stages of pregnancy. Kay Cox is a mother of two and is 20 weeks pregnant. She's been told by doctors her baby is high risk for a condition known as trisomy 18 and is likely to be stillborn or live a week at the most. Texas allows exceptions, but Cox's lawsuit says doctors her have told their hands are tied. The suit says Cox needs an abortion and she needs it now. In a statement, Kay Cox says she's trying to do the best for her baby and herself, but the state of Texas is making them both suffer. I'm Ed Donahue. Now a quick look at the top stories we're working on for you at a teen suspect wanted for the armed carjacking of an FBI agent in DC is now under arrest. Israel says soldiers are inside Gaza's second largest city trying to root out Hamas. Staffers at the Washington Post are planning a major walkout
"When Is Later?" Doug's Lovely Wife Lisa Shares Her Travel Advice
"People today, and you mentioned COVID and I appreciate you doing that. Um, because people, you know, beforehand we're traveling COVID sort of shut a lot of that now, uh, right now, is it safe to say that travel is back to people ready to go and get out again? Uh, definitely people are ready to go out and see the world and realize that, uh, they may not have tomorrow. And so they want to experience all that they can today because we have no problem. Oh, you know, that's an interesting statement. I hadn't thought about that. Lisa is we, as we talk about this, you know, people, we, we sort of wait, we sort of wait, we sort of wait and, you know, we'll do it eventually, do it eventually. And you know, you and I both come from small towns in Georgia and, you know, we have been, you know, able to go a lot of places in the world, but you know, even we've talked about times where we'll, we'll do that later. Um, what would you say to somebody right now? Who's maybe thinking about, you know, traveling and they say, well, we'll do it later. When is later? Later never gets here. Yeah. You think never get, you know, later never gets here. Does it? No, we always fish it off. So never have enough money, never, you know, and the biggest thing I can say for those people is go ahead and plan it, plan it out. You know, you don't have to pay it all at one time. Uh, you can budget it out over a year. I mean, there's, you can make reservations up to, you know, through 20, 25 now in a lot of places. So you, you can do 18 months out without any problems.
Fresh update on "18" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
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Think Things Are Bad Now? We're Not Even Close...
"One person to dictate the whole show but it's more than one probably other people were thinking that the point I'm trying to make about my is it bad enough theory that as bad you intelligent conservatives out there in the audience think things are the border the economy and they are public safety. The story liberals are getting from mouthpieces the in media and their government officials are things aren't that bad. Inflation is down I percent you notice how they phrase everything it is the problem is prices aren't down at all but you see how that the dipsy do flipper ooh how when you flip an argument and you make it about the inflation rate not about the price level people pay all the sudden it sounds like things aren't too bad. That's the point I was making, it's not a critique of the cops I know they've made arrests. I can't imagine the pressure and if the situation were reversed and the victim was a minority and the attackers were white this would be the FBI would be involved and the National Guard would be called in. I can only imagine the pressure they're under but no this was not a knock on the cops at all. This isn't bad enough theory is something you need to understand because it's not a theory it's real. People will not vote until the situation has gotten catastrophic. It doesn't mean we can't win elections folks we won in 2016. I'd argue we won in 2020 with all the shenanigans involved. We won. We can win. It was a rout in 2016. We won seats we had no No business winning. We can win. What I'm suggesting to you with this isn't bad enough theory is in order for a Reagan -esque 40 plus 9 state landslide a Giuliani 18 -point reelection that happened in his reelection effort in a blue state in a 50 -50 country it has to get sadly really really bad
A highlight from David Brooks on How To Know A Person
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Inside the Beltway this morning, I'm so glad you joined me. I want to talk with you about this book. David Brooks's brand new How to Know a Person, The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. David joins me now. Hello, David. How are you? It's good to be with you again. It's good to talk to you. David, I'm used to getting books, and I got yours for free. They get sent to me. I want to tell you I'm going to buy six copies of How to Know a Person, three for my children and their spouses, and three for friends who are no longer friends that I want them to read. I wonder if you've had other people tell you that they're going to be buying your book to give to other people. Yeah, thank you for being generous on Twitter about the book. I appreciate it. Yeah, no, I've had people buy it for all their employees. I've had people buy it for the families. I haven't heard about buying it for ex -friends, but it's a good strategy. It is. We just live in these brutalizing times. It is. And my book is supposed to be a missile directed right at that. It's about the precise skills of how do you get to know someone, how do you make them feel respected, seen, heard. How do you make them feel respected, seen, and heard? I know why my friends are not my friends anymore. It's because of Donald Trump. They thought me insufficiently outraged about Donald Trump, and I can't bridge that gap, right? I can't be other than what I am, which is I voted for him twice, and if he's the nominee, I'll vote for him again. But they don't understand it, and I don't know that they're trying to understand. I don't understand them either, but I think How to Know a Person has assisted me. So, congratulations. Let me also tell you, I told our mutual friend Bob Barnett that I was telling people about your book in Miami as I prepared for the debate, because my wife and I talked about one statistic in particular, one paragraph actually, on page 98. Thirty -six percent of Americans reported they felt lonely frequently or almost all of the time, including 61 percent of young adults, 51 percent of young mothers. The percentage of Americans who said they have no close friends quadrupled between 1990 and 2020. 54 percent of Americans reported that no one knows them well. That is an extraordinary raft of terrible news, David. Yeah, and I found it's hard to build a healthy democracy on top of a rotting society, and so when this people are filled with loneliness and sadness, it turns into meanness, because if you feel yourself unseen, invisible, there's nothing crueler than feeling that people think you don't exist, and you get angry, and you lash out, and we have these school shootings. We have bitter politics. We've got the brutality of what's happening on college campuses right now, where Jewish students are being blockaded out of classrooms or have the recipients of genocidal how to build a friendship, how to make people feel that you're included, and these are basic social skills like the kind you could be taught at like learning carpentry or tennis or something like that. It's how do you listen well, how do you disagree well, how do you sit with someone who's got depression, how do you sit with someone who's contemplating suicide, how do you sit with someone who disagrees with you fundamentally on issues, and I just try to walk through the basic skills, and in my view, there in any group of people, there are two sorts. There's diminishers, the people who stereotype ignore, they don't ask you questions, they just don't care about you, and then there's another sort of person who are illuminators, and they are curious about you, they respect you, they want to know your life story, and they make you feel lit up and heard, and my goal in writing the book was partly social, because we need these skills to be a decent society, and partly personal. I just want to be better at being an illuminator. I think it comes through in the book. I listened to your interview with Katie Couric and her colleague, who I don't know, and they were trying to get at a question a couple of times, I'm gonna try and land that plane. Why did David Brooks write this book? Well, I'll give you the personal reason. You know, some people, if anybody watched Fiddler on the Roof, you know how warm and huggy Jewish families can be. I grew up in the other kind of Jewish family, and our culture was think Yiddish, act British, so we had love in the home. We just didn't express it. We were not a huggy family. We were all cerebral up here, and then when I was 18, the admissions officers at Columbia, Wesleyan, and Brown decided to actually go to the University of Chicago, which was also a super cerebral place. My favorite thing about Chicago, it's a Baptist school where atheist professors teach Jewish students St. Thomas Aquinas, and so I went into the world of journalism where we just Frederick Buechner once put it, if you cut yourself off from true connection with others, you may save yourself a little pain because you won't be betrayed, but you're cutting yourself off from the holy sources of life itself, and so I just wanted to be better at being intimate with other people. I've heard you now three times, read in your book, heard you tell it to Katie, and heard you tell it to me, the anecdote about the University of Chicago, the anecdote about Yiddish and British, but what is new is you brought up Buechner, and I've never read Buechner. I now know his backstory, which is so tragic. You include it in the book. I did not know he had a tragic backstory that illumines his character for me, and maybe I will go and read it, but you're in interview mode. How many different book interviews have you done? Uh, probably 20 or more. I don't know a lot. You're definitely, I know what that's like, where you want to get through an interview, and you want to make sure that people, you land the point, and I want to get a little bit deeper than that. I want to find out if you're with your self -examination. There's been a David Brooks self -examination underway for a long time, but you have not yet written your book about God. Are you going to go there? Yeah, well, at the end of The Second Mountain, I wrote a book about my spiritual journey, and how I grew up, my phrase was religiously bisexual, so I grew up in a Jewish home, but I went to a church school, and I went to a church camp, so I had the story of Jesus in my God. And then when I was 50 or so, reality seemed porous to me. It seemed like we're not just a bunch of physical molecules. You know, I once, I was in subway in New York City in God's ugliest spot on the face of the earth, and I look around the subway car, and I see all these people, and I decide all these people have souls. There's some piece of them that has no size, weight, color, or shape, but gives them infinite value and dignity, and their souls could be soaring, their souls could be hurting, but all of us have them. And once you have the concept of the soul in your head, it doesn't take long before the concept of God is in your head. And so I went off, especially about 10 years ago, and it's still going on a spiritual journey of just trying to figure out what do I believe? And I learned when you're on a journey like that, Christians give you books, and so I got like 700 books sent to me, only 350 of which were different copies of Christianity by C .S. Lewis. And so that was my journey. And it didn't, it was very slow and gradual. There were some dramatic moments, but not a lot. But I realized, oh, I'm not an atheist anymore, and my heart has opened up to something. And I think this book is the extension of that. When your heart opens up to God, and if every person you meet, you think this person was made in the image of God, I'm looking at somebody so important, Jesus was willing to die for that person, then I've got to show them the respect that God would show them. I've got to try to see them with the eyes that Jesus would see them with. And that's a super high standard that I'm not going to meet, but it's a goal. And Jesus says, even in brutal, tough times, He sees people, He sees the poor. And the main thing He does is Jesus is always asking questions. Somebody asks Him a question, He asks them a question back. And that act of questioning, what you do for a living, that's a show of respect. And that's the doorway to seeing someone. And so to me, I think questions are a moral act that we're phenomenal at when we're kids. And then we get a little worse at it. And I come sometimes leave a party and think that whole time nobody asked me a question. And I've come to think like only 30 % of the people in the world are question askers. And so part of the thing I do in the book is just try to say, here are some generous things to do to ask people questions. It is a, that is the key takeaway, how to ask questions. And this is a skill set. I sent a note this morning to my friend, Jan Janur, who has been running a Christian ministry for 30 years called The Wild Adventure. He wrote a book called Turning Small Talk into Big Talk. And I was reminded of it. Yours is a longer, more complicated examination of the art of asking questions and why you want to do so. It's also, it reminded me a lot of C .S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory. You have never met an ordinary human being. Everyone is an eternal horror, an everlasting splendor, and you believe that and you get to it. And I want to talk about how one gets there, but I want to begin, interestingly enough, with a comment Katie Couric made you. And I listened to that yesterday. I'd finished your book last week and I made my notes last night. And then I listened to Katie Couric interview. She spontaneously brought up her interview with Sarah Palin. Why do you think she did that, David? I like Katie a lot. And she's been a guest on my show. I loved her memoir, at least the first two thirds of it, which was about her younger life, which I thought was fascinating. Why do you think she brought up the Sarah Palin interview? I was also struck by that because I don't think she talks about it enough. I know Katie from various things and I don't think she talks about it all that much. I think it was a time when she was asking questions and somebody just wasn't answering. It was a time when she was having a miscommunication. I imagine that's why she wrote up. Do you have another theory? I do. I think it's because she's been misunderstood because of that question and that she wants people who only know Katie Couric because of that question to know that that's not Katie Couric. And that, to me, it was it made perfect sense she used to be known. And that's the central theme of this. People want to be seen. They want to be known. And if you are known for the wrong thing, in this case, the Katie Couric Sarah Palin interview, you want to you want to get that off your cargo ship, right? You want that unloaded. And I thought, wow, you really the book worked on her. Let me tell you also, on page 134, you talk about face experiments with infants. I want them outlawed. David, what did you think when you read it? I think those are cruel and awful. Tell people about them. Yeah, so babies come out of the womb wanting to be seen. Baby's eyes, they see everything 18 inches away in sharpness. Everything else is kind of blurry because they want to see mom's face. And these experiments that you referred to are called still face experiments. The babies send a bid for attention. And the moms are instructed, don't respond, just be still face. And in the beginning, the babies are uncomfortable. And then after a few seconds, they start writhing around. And five within seconds, they're in total agony, because nobody is seeing them. And I really don't think that's that much different as adults. I think when we're unseen, it is just total agony. We're rendered invisible. And that's what I encounter in my daily life as a reporter. I used to go to the Midwest. I live on the East Coast, but I spent a lot of time in the Midwest. And maybe 10, 15 years ago, once a day, somebody would say, you guys think we're flyover country. In the last five years, I hear that like 10 times a day. And so a lot of just people feel they're invisible. And frankly, that's a little on my profession, the media. When I started as a police reporter in Chicago, we had working class folks in the newsroom. Our reporters, they hadn't gone to college. They were just regular people from Chicago, and they covered crime alongside me. Now, if you go to newsrooms, especially in New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, it's not only everybody went to college, everyone went to the same like 15 elite colleges, and a lot of the same prep schools. So if you're not in this little group, and you look at the national media, and you don't see yourself, it's as if they're telling you your voice doesn't matter. You don't exist. And that's a form of dehumanization that we've allowed to fester in this country. And of course, people are going to lash out. Yeah, I just spent two weeks with really wonderful professionals at NBC preparing for this debate. And at one point, I asked one of my colleagues in this exercise, I don't work for NBC, how many people do you think in this room voted for Trump? And taken aback, they did not answer because the answer is obvious. Nobody. And if if your newsroom is full of 100 % people not only didn't vote for Trump, but actually loathe them, you can't cover the country. It's impossible because you're not seeing the other 50%. And what your book is, I hope the newsroom is distributed as well. We are all about seeing people who have long been marginalized, and that is important. But if you don't see people who are supporting Donald Trump, for whatever reason, you can't cover the news. Let me ask you about this Philip Lewis fellow. I love him, because he finally gave me the courage to teach the do the Dormant Commerce Clause in the 11th Amendment with the confidence that even though my students are terribly bored, they have to know this. Where did you meet Philip Lewis? Because he's talking to teachers. Teachers need to read this book too, if only to be comforted in the fact that every teacher has this experience.
A highlight from No More Sitting On The Sidelines
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or family member through one on one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know, and if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media, and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now and a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast to rate it, to review it, spread the word on social media, and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Many people are looking for hope these days, especially young people. They want to be part of something bigger. And here at evangelism on fire ministry, we have big plans to reach them in 2023. Here's where you will not find hope. You won't find hope in the culture. You won't find hope in technology. You won't find hope even in many ways in politics. Now all of these things have their place, but true hope can only be found in God. The message that we want to share is that God wants to give hope to the young generation and all generations, that there is hope for them through a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And we want to offer this hope to as many people as possible in 2023 through our outreach ministries, which of course includes our EOF podcast ministry. I'm asking you to join us at EOF ministry and become a partner. A partner is just a friend that makes a regular commitment to us each and every month. They stand by us. That enables us to respond to the opportunities that are coming our way. In many ways, we live in a hopeless world, but through Christ, we have hope. Life without God is a hopeless end. Life with him is an endless hope. Join us right now and become a part of our team and let's reach the world with the most important message that exists, the gospel message. Join us for the plans we have for ministry in 2023 by becoming an Evangelism on Fire ministry partner. Are you ready? Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. Welcome to episode 163. This is your host Mark Thomas. Thanks for joining me for another weekly pod episode. Truth bomb of the day. The gospel is the only hope for a dying world. I have two scriptures for you today. The first one is Luke 21 28. When these things begin to take place stand up and lift your heads because your redemption is drawing near. The second verse I have for you today of Scripture is Matthew 16 18 and I tell you you are Peter and upon this rock. I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. So you're watching the current events unfold in the world today. You're seeing Revelation on the world stage on your newsfeed. Should you freak out with what's happening and how it will impact you and your loved ones? Listen, no way. You should not freak out. We should be looking up because our redemption is drawing near. That's what we need to be doing. Looking up praying for the peace of Jerusalem and sharing the gospel message with the hyper focus. Jesus advocated while he was on Earth. Again Luke 21 28 when these things begin to take place stand up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near and remember there's no more sitting on the sidelines Church in today's world. We must make a choice to be hot or cold. Luke warm is not an option as a true follower of Jesus When you know the truth, you will not walk in fear. You will walk in faith in freedom. It's time to share the gospel message with the lost and hurting people in the world with a white hot faith as I begin today's pod episode. I want to say that there will be some people listening who will be offended by the words that I'll be speaking but the words I'm going to speak are important and you'll see why in a moment if you continue to listen, there is no place for sidelines as a follower of Christ in today's world. Listen, there will be no one left in the stands in this game. Good versus evil. Now is the time to choose to be hot or cold. There is absolutely no room as a true follower of Jesus to be lukewarm as mentioned by Jesus himself in Revelation 3 16. So then because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot. I will vomit you out of my mouth. So if you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, you are called to be on the field to carry out the mission of God on this earth whether you like it or not. Remember God has saved redeemed and commissioned you to serve him in such a time as this. So if you or someone you love think they can avoid making a choice to serve him during the time we're living in listen, I'm here to remind you that that's incorrect. Thinking we are God's children and now we exist to serve and glorify him. This is the time to get off the sidelines and get into the game God has saved us and commissioned us to take part in the game of engaging in the mission of the Great Commission remind yourself of that and remind your fellow Christian brothers and sisters as for me and my family as for me and my evangelism on fire podcast and reach our VAE team. I know who we serve and why we serve if you're listening to this podcast, you're most likely the same much of this pod episode is not for you. It is in the hopes that there will be even just one that will stumble across it hear the truth and realize what decision needs to be made as a true Jesus follower that needs to be made today today. I'm making a stand and I think you will join me I could be wrong, but I don't think I am every once in a while. We will see evil manifest itself in a physical form and that's what we're seeing present day in our world. I am asking you evangelism on fire nation all the listeners of this podcast to join me in obeying the mission of the Great Commission that Jesus has mandated to everyone who calls themselves Christ followers. Look man, I'm not asking you just to listen to this podcast for entertainment purposes. I am asking you to make a commitment to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as you follow Jesus Christ. I'm asking you to commit to the instructions of the last thing Jesus told us to do while he was on this earth to share the good news of his salvation to the world and listen the world starts with your context and hear this the last thing Jesus told us to do should be the main thing we should be doing as Jesus followers. We need to obey the vision of sharing the good news in the first step of obeying the vision is to always remember this the first words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark are an announcement of the arrival of God's kingdom in Jesus last words to his disciples starting in Mark 16 15 build upon his first announcements. They call Jesus left us with was continue telling others the Gospels good news. This good news is that Jesus has brought the arrival of the kingdom of God to Earth in that through his death and resurrection. He has made a way for all people to have a new life in him the task of evangelism telling others about Jesus was the first thing that Jesus asked his followers to do as he left Earth telling others about what Jesus has done for them is one of the most important things that we can do with our time. We have been given the greatest gift of all eternal life with God, but that gift is also freely available to the rest of the world. So take some time to examine yourself today and ask yourself will you choose to be hot as you follow Jesus or will you be like the rest of the 95 % of those who claim to be Christians that will go their entire life without leading at least one person to Jesus as their Savior. It's time to get off the sidelines and into the game. If you truly want to serve God in the capacity. He's created you to serve him or remain cold or lukewarm. My hope is that you will choose this day whom you will serve knowing while you will serve him and to obey the vision Jesus has given to you directly when we are born again. 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We have to form the habit of keeping ourselves soaked in the vision God has given the difficulty with the majority of us is that we will not seek to apprehend the vision we get a glimpse of it and then leave it alone truth bomb of the day when we obey the vision Jesus has given to everyone who follow him we participate in the highest calling of sharing the eternal word of the Living God to men and women who are desperately in need of his free gift of eternal salvation choose today who you will serve and why you will serve choose to dedicate yourself to the hyper focus on evangelism that Jesus advocated in Luke 1910 boom God bless you and have the best week of your life. Make sure to join me for next week's episode. Thanks so much for your time with me today. It's been an amazing time and thank you so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed today's episode and it inspired you on your journey of sharing your faith in Jesus with others. 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A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
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Kari Lake's "Road to Damascus" Moment
"It's sad. I see it now. We hate it. The Kerry, I gotta tell you, that's what I told you at Mar -a Lago, we're talking to Kerry Lake, run for US Senate in Arizona. This is why we just don't do guessing, because I just hate politicians. I just do. They always lie to me, they come on the show, they say some crap. They had one guy I run it for Congress, he got elected, a friend asked me, seemed like a decent guy. He goes there and he votes against Jim Jordan, because he wanted assaulting. I'm like, I'm done. But I've known you for a while. You strike me as a very candid person. I want to bring something up, because I think it'll help you and me both. Every time I mention your name, someone fires back. It's usually from primary opponent. I get it, but still, I'd like you to address it. They say, well, she was in the media, don't I trust her, she could be a lib. I'm not your defender, you don't need it, you can do it yourself. But my take back to them has always been, they make the best conservatives. If they're running as conservatives, they obviously had some road to Damascus moment where they're like, holy crap, these people really suck. So if you would address that, I'd really appreciate it. I'd be happy to, and I have many times before. You know, I talk about growing up an hour away from President Reagan in his hometown, my hometown in his an hour away, obviously a few decades apart, Dan, but he was my original childhood hero. And he's the reason I registered as a Republican when I turned 18. But when I was a mother, first became a mother, I had two babies back to back. And that's all when the wars started and I looked at George W. Bush and I said, gosh, our Republican party has just become a party that wants to start endless wars. And it was only because of that when McCain ran and, of course, had covered him by then a couple of a couple of decades. And I knew this wasn't going to be the guy to end these endless wars. And so that's why I took a chance on an outsider. And obviously we didn't have a lot of good choices. And he turned out to be a nightmare, an absolute nightmare. But I have always been a fair and honest journalist. I think you you ask people I've interviewed, I had a 30 year career, 27 years covering Arizona. And I don't know many people who walk away from their dream job. I walked away from a seven figure contract, walked away from my dream job. Number one in the ratings on a roll, had been number one for 22 years, by the way, at the Fox station. And I walked away from all of that because I looked at journalism and realized it had become nothing more than propaganda. And this was during COVID. And I don't know many people who would have the courage to walk away from that kind of money, that kind of a career like I did. And I did that because I care more about our First Amendment, our Constitution, and our country. And I'm not willing to sacrifice my reputation, use my voice and my heart to spread lies.
A highlight from Ethereum Bull-Run Begins | Gaming Tokens Explode
"All right is the ETH bull run beginning? A lot of things are starting to shape up in the markets. Today we're gonna break down a lot of different scenarios that are kind of aligning at the same time and it might be in a position for an Ethereum ETF and many more things to come. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. All right let's get started. Before we go I do want to thank Tanjum. If you guys are looking at self -custody this is the self -custody wallet you want to get. And there's a couple of things you can do. First of all it's a card. It works in conjunction with a really slick app and it's one of the best self -custody solutions out there and right now if you're not in self -custody from your exchanges you should be starting. I know this is going to be getting heated up here so there's gonna be a lot of activity right now so just remember be cautious always within the exchanges. Get your into crypto self -custody. You can do a couple of things here with the Tanjum wallet. You can get a three card set which is the way I recommend for your secure wallet. This will give you three additional cards or two additional cards. One you can carry with you, stash the other two and that in itself gives you a great set of backups and it's not that much more expensive. These are very inexpensive really if you think about that compared to some of the hardware devices. So check it out. Use our code down below it's gonna give you an additional 10 % off. Alright let's go to a first tweet here. This is James Saffert. Update BlackRock Ethereum ETF confirmed. They just submitted a 19 B filing so it is for sure going to happen. BlackRock is in the ETF game for Ethereum. How does this play out? Now there's a couple of things that could be very intriguing with an ETF for Ethereum. First of all this is something we've talked about here on the show is of course the yield opportunity with Ethereum that resides inside an ETF. What that might look like for asset managers. There's also aspects around this that could be much more much more intricate especially because Ethereum has so much opportunity here as both a payment platform but used in games. All sorts of things that really kind of explode the ecosystem of Ethereum. Here's 21 shares and remember this is the marketing bonanza that is beginning to I think take place over this next 18 to 24 months. We are gonna see an absolute blitzkrieg of marketing coming at a lot of new investors and people out there that are really starting to maybe experiment with both Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins coming very soon. 21 shares of course right there's another fund that they're marketing and of course don't forget right here is VanEck and VanEck is kind of going a little bit we've had the VanEck team on before they're going a little bit heavier in the ETH route so this was one of the ads that VanEck is running and again this gets back into just awareness and it's the thing that we've talked about on the show a lot and that is there is going to be a marketing bonanza here for a lot of these funds to try to get these ETH and Bitcoin ETFs on the move. Now you could look at this in a couple of ways there's a couple of things that are happening on Ethereum right now but if you think about the potential here this is Udi Wertheimer and pretty much kind of the Udi is if you don't know who he is follow him on Twitter but pretty much the I'll call him the father of ordinals but the idea he had right here was interesting and that is imagine this the smell if if an SEC clerk accidentally approves the ETF before a Bitcoin ETF. Now you know that Gensler is if he does and when I think will approve a Bitcoin ETF could it also be now that BlackRock has the filing in place could it also be a scenario where we get an ETH ETF maybe at the same time remember this week when we had Jeff Sanford on from Bloomberg he was saying May of next year as an ETH ETF to be able to ride on right on the heels pretty much of January to get bitcoins ETF in play that would be something right there.
A highlight from 196 - 10 Timeless Lessons for Crypto Investors With Morgan Housel
"Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever. I would bet so heavily that 100 years from now we're going to have bubbles that would look exactly like they did in 1999 and exactly like they would have during the housing bubble. Pick your bubble 100 years from now, 200 years from now, that's going to be the case. Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. This is how to get started, how to get better, how to front run the opportunity. This is Ryan John Adams, and I'm here with David Hoffman, and we're here to help you become more bankless. Guys, a lot has changed in crypto throughout the cycles, but some things haven't. We're here to talk about the things that haven't changed. We've got timeless investing wisdom applied to crypto from writer and investor Morgan Housel on today's episode. So a few different things you need to know for different parts of the cycle. We've got lessons for the bear market, lessons for the bull market, and lessons for the apathy market. A few takeaways for you. Number one, why the bear market was painful, necessary, and yet good. Number two, why those that survived the bear market now have an advantage. Number three, how to manage your brain during a bull market when things get frothy. Number four, how to actually be happy no matter how much wealth you have. Number five, the traps that you're going to fall into during the bull market, unless you know how to spot them well in advance. Number six, optimism versus pessimism, how to balance them to become a better investor. David, I could have been like listed 10 more of these because I feel like the insights per minute on this episode today were absolutely off the charts. We put in the title 10 timeless lessons for crypto, but the truth is there's probably like a hundred here. There's like too many to count and we didn't really count them. What's the significance of this episode for you? I think the most significant thing about this episode is the timing in which Morgan's book just happened to come out along with all of the bullishness that's coming out of the crypto space. We are about to enter a time in which the bull market beer goggles are on and we need advice like this to merge into our brain and have deep understanding of as we navigate that bull market because this is when the time in the market in which this advice is the hardest to follow, yet it is going to have the most ROI if you can follow it. This is like trying to flex your brain muscle, your diligence, your own discipline as an investor. And so like listen to this episode, write notes, listen to it twice, do something that you need to do to merge this information into your brain because it will save you multiples of your portfolio as you navigate the bull market. It is timeless wisdom. It's wealth generation strategy is wealth preservation. And it's also, I would say just like the perfect Ryan and David episode, one part investing, one part psychology. Like I said, just the timing of it all. I think it is perfect. Yeah. The wise investor wins. The disciplined investor wins. I think this is even truer in crypto than it is in traditional markets, actually, David. And so we hope you enjoyed this episode with Morgan Housel. He'll be right on. We're going to begin in a minute, but before we do, we want to thank the sponsors that made this possible, including the venue in which you could practice all of this timeless crypto wisdom. That's Kraken, which is our number one recommended exchange for 2023. If you don't have an account, what are you waiting for? Go create one. Kraken knows crypto. Kraken's been in the crypto game for over a decade and as one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in the industry, Kraken is on the journey with all of us to see what crypto can be. Human history is a story of progress. It's part of us, hardwired. We're designed to seek change everywhere, to improve, to strive. And if anything can be improved, why not finance? Crypto is a financial system designed with the modern world in mind, instant permissionless and 24 seven. It's not perfect and nothing ever will be perfect, but crypto is a world changing technology at a time when the world needs it the most. That's the Kraken mission, to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Head on over to kraken .com slash bankless to see what crypto can be. Not investment advice, crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to US and US territory customers by Payword Ventures EEC, PVI, doing business as Kraken. Metamask Portfolio is your one -stop shop to navigate the world of DeFi. And now bridging seamlessly across networks doesn't have to be so daunting anymore. With competitive rates and convenient routes, Metamask Portfolio's bridge feature lets you easily move your tokens from chain to chain using popular layer one and layer two networks. And all you have to do is select the network you want to bridge from and where you want your tokens to go. From there, Metamask vets and curates the different bridging platforms to find the most decentralized, accessible and reliable bridges for you. To tap into the hottest opportunities in crypto, you need to be able to plug into a variety of networks and nobody makes that easier than Metamask Portfolio. Instead of searching endlessly through the world of bridge options, click the bridge button on your Metamask extension or head over to metamask .io slash portfolio to get started. Arbitrum is accelerating the web three landscape with a suite of secure Ethereum scaling solutions. Hundreds of projects have already deployed on Arbitrum one with flourishing DeFi and NFT ecosystems. Arbitrum Nova is quickly becoming a web three gaming hub and social dapps like Reddit are also calling Arbitrum home. And now Arbitrum Orbit allows you to use Arbitrum's secure scaling technology to build your own layer three, giving you access to interoperable, customizable permissions with dedicated throughput. Whether you are a developer, enterprise or user, Arbitrum Orbit lets you take your project to new heights. All of these technologies leverage the security and decentralization of Ethereum and provide a builder experience that's intuitive, familiar and fully EVM compatible, faster transaction speeds and significantly lower gas fees. So visit arbitrum .io where you can join the community, dive into the developer docs, bridge your assets and start building your first app with Arbitrum. Experience web three development the way it was always meant to be secure, fast, cheap and friction free. Bagel station. Morgan Housel is a writer and investment partner at the collaborative fund. We had Morgan on a year ago to talk about the principles in his book called the psychology of money. I got it right behind me on the bookshelf. I don't know if you could see it guys. It's one of the best investing books that I've read in the last decade. And that episode is my recommendation for one of our top 10 must listen to episodes for crypto investors, particularly if you're starting on the bankless journey. But today, Morgan brought some new timeless advice for us because he's just published a new book. It's called the same as ever. And this is a guide to what never changes. It's a series of 23 punchy stories, timeless truths about people, societies and how to live. This, my friends, is important wisdom as we go into the crypto bull market. Morgan, welcome to Bankless. Welcome back, I should say. Yeah, Ryan, David, thanks for having me. Looking forward to it. I mean, let's start with the theme of this book. Why are you focusing on stuff that's the same? Isn't the same stuff boring? Like, why not new things? It is boring, which is why we don't pay attention to it. But that's always at our own detriment. So I've been a financial writer for going on 18 years now. And a big part of that journey and what I've written about was just how like frustrated, cynical, disgruntled I became at how bad the entire industry was at forecasting the next bear market, the next recession, like anything, no matter what it was. I mean, here's one little example of this that I was thinking about this morning. I remember I'm pretty sure it was in Fortune magazine. It was one of the big business magazines. They published an article in 1999 that was 10 stocks for the decade ahead. It was like 10 safe blue chip stocks that like you can count on for the decade ahead. And I swear it was Enron, AIG, Kodak. It was like go down the list of the companies that went out of business. This is one like everyone knows how bad the community is, not just the media community, but economists, financial advisors, analysts, portfolio managers, and predicting what's going to happen next. So there's two things you can do with that realization. You can become even more angry about it and just a fatalist and say, nobody knows anything. Don't even try. Or you can say, what does never change? We have no ability to predict what is going to change. That's probably too blanket of a statement, but it rounds to that for most people. But if you look across economic history, and not just economic history, but a lot of history, it's the same behaviors over and over and over again. It's like how we respond to greed and fear and risk and uncertainty that never changes. And if you read about financial crises from 100 years ago, 200 years ago, it's the same thing. It's the same thing over and over and over again. So then I was like, well, let's just focus on that. Let's just focus on what we know is never going to change. I have no idea when the next bear market is going to come, but I know exactly how people are going to respond to it and what they're going to think about it and how they're going to feel, because that's never changed. So that was kind of where it came into play for me, was just starting with a frustration and then saying, okay, well, what's the positive way out of that observation rather than just becoming more of a cynic? Morgan, if I can make a prediction about the content that we were about to discuss, there's that old quip of one fish swims past the other and says, how's the water? I think the fish replies, what's water? Implying that there are so many things that happen so frequently that we just can't identify it. I think the Bankless version of this was like our first few episodes was about identifying money because it's such an invisible force that we never really approach and attack head on, that when you do, your brain opens up and all of a sudden there's a world that's expanded to you. I feel like that's about what we're about to get with you in a variety of different lessons. There are so many fundamental about truths the way that the world works that we just are not awoke to because of how like default they are, how common denominator that are. That's my prediction about this. And here's what I love about this. I've been pretty open. I'm not a crypto investor. I'm not a crypto, you know, completely negative. It's all going to hell. It's all a joke. I'm not that person either. But here's why I think that doesn't matter in this. And this is the same for psychology and money. The overlap between the behaviors among a crypto investor versus an index fund investor versus a mutual like a municipal bond investor. There's a lot of overlap there. How people respond to greed, fear, risk, uncertainty, it's all the same. And so much of what I've loved about the kind of research that I get to do is I'm a financial writer, but actually don't read or research that much about finance. I love reading about all kinds of different history, all kinds of different fields and recognizing when those behaviors in medicine or military or like physics or take any field and seeing how they respond to these topics applies perfectly to investing. Morgan, so another thought I have, you were talking about your frustration. You decided to channel that frustration with all of the, you know, noise in the finance industry into a book, The Psychology of Money, and now kind of this book. I still predict that people like you, people like me, maybe people like David, people who are listening to this advice and this wisdom and actually applying it will still continue to be frustrated because I think we are still in the minority of people who are actually applying these lessons. So I'm zooming out. Crypto is probably about to enter a next bull market. And Morgan, I guarantee you, we are going to make many of the exact same mistakes we made in the previous bull market and we're going to do it over and over and looking at this and you're like, it's going to happen again, isn't it? We're going to do the exact same thing. Is there any hope in this book of breaking us out of that cycle or is the hope only at the individual level that an individual can kind of wake up and be like, Hey, I don't have to do this. I can see all the other dumb humans repeating the same mistakes, but I don't have to do it. Or is there hope that we could actually break this cycle as kind of a society, as an industry, as a, you know, a market? Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever.
A highlight from Paul's Testimony of Jesus
"Acts chapter 21, beginning at verse 37. As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, may I say something to you? And he said, do you know Greek? Are you not the Egyptian then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the 4 ,000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness? Paul replied, I am a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no obscure city. I beg you, permit me to speak to the people. And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying, brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you. And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said, I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel, according to the strict manner of the law of your fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day. I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering to prison, both men and women, as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them, I received letters to the brothers and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished. As I was on my way and drew near Damascus, about noon, a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? And I answered, who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting. Now those who were with me saw the light, but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me. And I said, what shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, rise and go into Damascus and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do. And since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus. And one Ananias, a devout man, according to the law, well -spoken of by all the Jews who lived there came to me and standing by me, said to me, brother Saul, receive your sight. And at that very hour, I received my sight and saw him. And he said, the God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the righteous one and to hear a voice from his mouth, for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name. When I had returned to Jerusalem, I was praying in the temple and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance and saw him saying to me, make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly because they will not accept your testimony about me. And I said, Lord, they themselves know that in one synagogue after another, I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you. And when the blood of Stephen, your witness, was being shed on my, was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him. And he said to me, go for I will send you far away to the Gentiles. We can all recognize, I think, the weighty significance of the fruitful labors of those high profile missionaries who were and still are used so mightily of God in the hardest of places in the advance of the gospel, while at the same time, perhaps failing to appreciate the same weight and significance of the witness borne by those persecuted and imprisoned saints who are no less used of God to testify of the reality of the gospel through their patient endurance of suffering in chains for Christ's sake. Well, it is the case actually that in the life and ministry of the apostle Paul, we find both of these dynamics as the remainder of Luke's account is now given over to Paul's time in chains. And in light of that, it is good to recognize the amount of space that the inspired writer gives to Paul's years in the custody of the Roman authorities and to the several defenses that Paul makes as he is dragged from one jurisdiction to another. In doing so, Luke is in no way detracting from the importance and significance of Paul's three missionary journeys that came before. However, at the same time, Luke is highlighting for us, I think, the importance and the power of faithful gospel witness in the midst of patient endurance of suffering for Christ's sake. And oh, what an example we have in the apostle Paul, in the imprisoned Paul, in the way that he has peacefully placed himself under the mighty sovereign hand of his God and consciously is constrained by the love of Christ for him. In order to fulfill this call that is now upon the apostle Paul to suffer in chains and to preach Christ, to bear witness to Jesus, no matter the cost to himself. And before us this morning then is the apostles very first defense, a defense I would submit to you that is not a defense of himself in the end, but rather a defense of the Christian faith, a defense of the way. For reasons that if Paul's chief concern here was simply to make a defense of himself to the Roman Tribune that now held him captive, surely he would not have addressed the crowd here in Aramaic but rather would have continued in Greek that his Roman captor might actually appreciate his defense, understanding what he was saying. However, Paul's chief concern here, even while in chains and even after almost being killed by the very Jews before which he is now speaking, Paul's main concern here is not his freedom but rather the salvation of his kinsmen in the flesh. And so Paul speaks directly to the crowd here, directly to the Jews and in that Paul labors to offer no unnecessary offense to them, addressing them as brothers and fathers, chapter 22 verse one and addressing them as well in their native tongue, not the speech of the Gentile nations. And I would have us analyze Paul's defense of the way under four headings this morning. Number one, Christianity is no direct threat to Rome. Christianity is no direct threat to the state. Number two, Christianity as a direct threat, however, to all other religions. And number three, Christianity as a religion of conversion. And lastly, Christianity as a religion of hope for any. Christianity as no direct threat to the state, Christianity as a direct threat to all other religions, Christianity as a religion of conversion and Christianity as a religion of hope for any. First, Christianity is no direct threat to the state or in the words of our Lord Jesus to Pilate from John 18, my kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting that I might not be delivered over to the Jews, but my kingdom is not from this world. While it might not have been initially on Paul's front burner at this point to make a defense of the Christian movement as not a direct threat to Rome, it is fair to assume, I think, that it is in the scope of Luke's apologetic in writing this account. For it is actually the Roman Tribune that forces the issue here and Luke is careful to record the details. Verse 37, as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the Tribune, may I say something to you? And he said, do you know Greek? Are you not the Egyptian then who recently stirred up a revolt and led the 4 ,000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness? The Jewish historian Josephus tells of this Egyptian Jewish rebel that the Tribune is referencing here. This man was basically a false Messiah who only a few years before this had gathered quite a following to himself. And he did so with his claim that he would stand upon the Mount of Olives and bring down the walls of Jerusalem in Jericho fashion and then march on the city and overtake the Roman guard within the city. And he indeed gathered thousands to himself and gathered them to the Mount of Olives but was quickly overrun by the Romans. Hundreds of his followers killed, many imprisoned, he himself fleeing and escaping. Now, Greek was widely spoken in Egypt and so as Paul addresses the Tribune in Greek, the Tribune concludes that Paul must be this same Egyptian rebel. Return now to Jerusalem and the Jews having found him out are for good reason enraged by his returning to them. And so in response, Paul will make it clear to the Tribune that he is no threat to Rome. And the point here is that Christianity as a religious movement is not like those many political religious movements of the day. Christianity is different. As the leader of the way, Jesus Christ is not like those many false messiahs. Rather in Jesus Christ is the true Messiah come to deliver his people from their own sins. Christianity is in no way a threat to Rome, not a direct threat, not then in Paul's day nor should it be in our day. The church is not called up to take arms as the sword belongs not to the church but to the state and does so according to the will of God, the sovereign decree of our God. Our God in whose sovereignty we Christians patiently endure whatever suffering he would ordain. The same Jesus who on his way to the cross stated, if my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting but my kingdom is not from this world is the same Jesus whom we now follow after. Brethren, to our cross, the followers of Jesus do not kill. Rather we are killed. All the day long we are killed. All the day long we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.
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A highlight from AI Today Podcast: AI Glossary Series- Methodology, Waterfall, Agile, CRISP-DM, Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI)
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hey, AI Today listeners. Want to dive deeper and get resources to drive your AI efforts further? We've put together a carefully curated collection of resources and tools handcrafted for you, our listeners, to expand your knowledge, dive deeper into the world of AI, and provide you with the essential resources you need. From books and materials, ranging from fundamentals of AI to deep dives on implementing AI projects, to AI ethics, tools, software, checklists, and more, our resources page will help you on your AI journey, whether you're just starting out or you're well on your way. Check it out at aitoday .live slash list. That's aitoday .live slash l -i -s -t. Hello and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Mulch. And I'm your host, Ronald Schmelzer, and you know, we've been doing these AI Today glossary series podcasts now for a while, and I think it's really great because we're covering the full scope of putting AI into practice and making it successful. And as you may have gathered from all of our podcast episodes, it's more than just about machine learning models and algorithms and training data. That's a small part of it. Making AI successful really is about the full scope of big data, and it's about AI and applying the right pattern of AI. And it's all about understanding, you know, how you need to deal with some of these ethical concepts and how we need to deal with dealing with data and moving data around and understanding it. So that's part of the glossary. It's not just, oh, yeah, be familiar with terms, but also like, oh, wow, maybe I need to be aware of these things because if I want my project to be successful, there's a lot of things I need to factor into account. So definitely continue to listen. We're going to have tons more on the AI Glossary Series. We have lots of other things, of course, that we've been doing on AI Today since 2017. So yeah, six years into this and hundreds of podcasts, you know, we'll continue strong. We don't never run out of things to say on the AI Today podcast. So stay subscribed and be part of our AI Today community. Exactly. So with our AI Glossary Series, if you've listened to them before, you know that sometimes we present one term and other times we present multiple terms together on the podcast so that we can, you know, help you understand how these terms fit together. And these are AI machine learning and big data terms that we have in our glossary. So on today's podcast, we're going to define the term methodology, also waterfall, agile, crisp DM, and the cognitive project management for AI, CPMAI. So we've talked about methodology a lot on all of our podcasts because we are advocates of doing AI right and following best practices methodologies. But sometimes when we talk to people, when we talk to people with more of a project management mindset or background, they totally get methodology. When we talk to folks that are more technical, more developer background, they don't always understand the term methodology. So we want to make sure that we are level setting it. And just in general, sometimes people don't, you know, not necessarily those roles in particular. So I don't want to single any one particular rollout. But so we said, why don't we actually define the term methodology and put that in our glossary? So a methodology is a set of steps, process, and framework that is followed in a particular order to achieve desired and repeatable outcomes. Methodologies are generally practices and procedures that people follow for particular tasks and adopted organization -wide to ensure that the organization adopts the same approaches to systems. So that's important to understand because it really is a step -by -step approach. It's repeatable, usually documented so that you're not kind of just making things up on the fly. It's a step -by -step approach that you can follow every time to get repeatable outcomes. So methodologies such as CPMAI methodology provide a project management approach to running and managing AI projects in a predictable and iterative manner, optimized for success and avoidance of common reasons why AI projects fail. And we had a huge, you know, common reasons why AI projects fail podcast or AI failure series. We'll link to those in the show notes so you can check them out. But just at a high level, understand when you do apply best practices methodologies, you are limiting your, you know, some of those common reasons why AI projects fail. Yeah, you know, methodologies are really important. People don't put enough emphasis that it's the way you do things often that define the difference between success and failure. I mean, if you listen to many of our interviews here on AI Today and you look at some of the stuff that we've been talking about, especially in our failure series, this is probably the most relevant, that you'll see that we bring examples from organizations that have some of the best researchers and technologists on the planet. There's like nobody better than some of these researchers who have been doing AI and machine learning and they know their stuff. And these companies themselves have tons of technology, some of the best technology, some of the great, they're not short on resources, right? But they're failing. They're failing. And of part the reason for that is that they're ignoring these processes. There are some rational approaches for doing it right. So people need to focus on investing in approaches. And the irony of it is that it's so inexpensive to learn how to do something. Nobody is telling you that you have to rigidly implement a process in the exact same way over and over again. But if you don't have a process, all you're doing is you're just doing a whole lot of trial and error and you're going to make mistakes that other people have made mistakes, sometimes really silly ones and stupid ones, you know, honestly. And this is like the smartest people are honestly making some of the dumbest mistakes. So, you know, pay attention to it. You may think, I don't know if the word methodology trips you up. I don't know. We were on a podcast once. We asked them if they were implementing any methodology. They said scientific methodology. I just couldn't hold back. I'm like, no, you're not. First of all, it's ridiculous for you to say that. So maybe the word methodology trips you up. You want to think of it as a process or a framework. That's fine. But you need to understand that it's a methodology. So let's bring in some methodologies that have been around, especially for project management that you may or may not be familiar with. And one of the ones that have been around for a while is called Waterfall, which is that's the name of the methodology. And it's an approach to project management that uses sequential development process sort of in a top to bottom approach that flows like a waterfall. So as you complete the requirements and it fills, then you can move on to the next phase on the project. And usually they kind of, they're sequential, so you can't overlap them. There are approaches that overlap, but let's not confuse things too much. You know, generally the approach with Waterfall is you have a requirements phase, then you have an analysis phase, a design phase, an implementation phase of some form, then you have sort of a testing phase, and then you have this final deployment phase. And, you know, these sorts of, this sort of steps kind of like an assembly line, or it's used in complex processes where you really do need to set out those requirements well in advance because you don't really want things or expect things to be changing too much. And they don't, so you can kind of guess where things are going here. They don't require sort of the too much iterative and agile stuff. So think of large engineering projects, building skyscrapers, building shopping walls, any sort of construction project, because you have to really know things well in advance, get permits and figure out where the utilities will be and the streets and the traffic and all that sort of stuff. You don't need last minute changes. You don't want last minute changes, right? But even technical projects that are just very complicated and you need to have well -defined steps. You know, Waterfall has its uses and has its approaches and has been around for a very long time. And, you know, generally that's the approach. But, well, you know, Waterfall isn't great for everything. Exactly. So Waterfall, as Ron mentioned, is still around, is still used. But Waterfall approaches follow, you know, a real engineering approach. And that can pose challenges when we are doing software development projects. So Waterfall really borrows from assembly line methods of production and operation management approaches. And as you can imagine, the timeline from when you're, you know, scoping your project out to completing the project and delivering it can be quite long. I mean, it's, you know, not uncommon, maybe 12, 18, 24 months. That's okay if you're doing things like building a shopping mall. But that's not really okay with software development. So also Waterfall requires lots of planning and documentation, requires teams to predict major obstacles, which when you're building, you know, like I said, a shopping mall, maybe you can predict what some of those major obstacles will be because you've seen them on previous jobs. But that's harder with software development. Also, it's a high risk of building the wrong thing. And you're unable to quickly respond to changing technology, requirements, needs, and bias problems, which, again, can pose huge challenges for software development projects. So from that, there was this idea that came about that we need to be more iterative and agile. We need to, you know, have tighter, short iterations so that we get to the goal of rapidly producing a deliverable within a much shorter timeframe. So no longer do we have these, you know, 12, 18 month projects, but we have shorter two weeks prints and iterations. And this is kind of that idea behind agile. So it's, again, more optimized to software development. But what exactly is agile? Yeah, so agile is a specific approach and it's also a philosophy, if you want to think of it. But it is defined as a methodology for development of any kind. It originally was for software development, but it's really kind of been applied more broadly that really focuses on these short iterative sprints. So that's the agility we want to we want to deal with change. We want to deal with the fact that requirements change and environments change and technology changes as we run into unexpected problems. Right. So that's sort of like the opposite of waterfall. Right. We want to break up our project into these smaller sections rather than tackling the whole project at once. And there are these a lot of related ideas. So agile is a general approach. There's some specific stuff there, but there's also this idea of Scrum and Kanban. I don't want to get into all those details because now you're entering the project management world, which is really interesting. Here we are on a podcast about AI and machine learning and we're talking about project management. And the reason why is because, as we said, most often the cause of failure for AI project is not bad people or bad technology. It's bad process and bad methodology. So that is why we need to bring in some of these very fundamental project management concepts. Now, agile does have this philosophy and it has a manifesto and it basically says we need to treat the requirements and needs of individuals and interactions over some rigid process and tool. Obviously, waterfall being rigid process and specific tools. The agile manifesto says really focus on delivering a working product. It has this idea of minimum viable products and really sort of working towards having something, having something to show an iteration over having comprehensive documentation, which is sort of obviously waterfall says, let's have a complete requirements document, make it as complete as possible. You're not going to have complete. And besides, even if you did, things change. Right.
"18" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"We were talking about strictly formal worship services. Alright, we'll go on. Oh, I was going to tell you about the Presbyterian church, the pastor in Casper. This was years ago, I went to Casper to start a new church. I was trying to get a building and the Presbyterians owned a building over in North Casper. I went to see if we could rent that building from them. The Presbyterian church was the big church in town. Let's see, that was 1950 so I was out of school one year. I went over there to see this man and he took my wife and me down in the quote sanctuary, end of quote, I don't call it that. It was a beautiful area and he took us up and he said, you got to see this. He took us up and showed us the communion table and it was a beautiful table. Now this is 1950. He said, you know what we paid for that? We just got it. You know what we paid for it? $4,500. $4,500. You could almost build a building in those days for that. That was a lot of money in 1950. I said, that's a lot of money. Why did you pay that kind of money? He said, because we wanted the Spirit in our services. Those were his words. We paid $4,500 for this beautiful piece of furniture so we could have the Spirit in our services. Woe to them. What is it in Haggai? Something about worshipping the furniture in the buildings. I forget what it is. Woe unto them. We have the sanctuary, we have the temple, the temple, the temple. Today, I call ours an auditorium. A lot of fellows call them sanctuaries. I can understand that. That's fine. I don't because I believe the sanctuary is our bodies and we need to be scriptural. If you guys don't want to be scriptural, that will be up to you. Okay, here we go. Capital letter D. The pastor who wants to do the work of an evangelist will work to have sermons with an evangelistic fervor. He'll work at that. All of his sermons will be preached with an evangelistic fervor. The pastor must not preach only evangelistic messages. He is to feed the church of God which the Lord has purchased with his own blood and he is to feed the flock of God which is among you. And he needs to follow Paul's example who did not shun, declare unto you all the counsel of God. D. His ministry is to be characterized by Ephesians 4-11, perfecting the saints, developing the saints, the edifying of the saints, building them up. If the pastor preaches only evangelistic messages, what's new here, we're going back to old stuff. Number two, in his preaching the pastor should always carry an evangelistic burden and attitude. Though most of his preaching will be given to building up Christians, he should always have some gospel. That's old hat around here too. A. Men are all lost in their sins and we need to show them how to be saved. B. Christ alone can save. There's no other gospel than Christ saves by his shed blood. And C. The Holy Spirit is the one who alone can bless and use a message to the saving of lost souls. 3. An effective evangelistic sermon must have the following essential ingredients. Biblical content, simple construction, personal concern, winsome appeal, forceful against sin, delivered with energy and evident zealous concern. Spurgeon. Did you get lectures to my students by Spurgeon? Did you just find it and read the chapter? Did you get a copy? Here's what I'd recommend. And I'm recommending it to me too. I need to do it. I would recommend you read in Spurgeon's every day until you go through the whole book. I need to do it again.
"18" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Uzbekistan railroad. And it's very challenging and very expensive to build this infrastructure through the mountains. So the debt issue also remains an important one, which may not be resolved during this particular meeting. So there's something else you asked which I am trying to remember. No, I think you answered the question I was asking over there by the Chinese influence and all those debts. That was doctor barna Dave. Thank you very much for joining us here on Monica radio. It's 1210 here in London, here is Monaco skeletor rebello with the day's other news headlines. Thanks, marques. Ukraine claims to have shot down 29 Russian missiles launched at cities across the country overnight. In a statement shared on telegram, the Ukrainian army's commander in chief said air defense forces destroyed all but one of Moscow's cruise missiles, one person was killed and two wounded by the strikes in the southern port city of Odessa. The leader of Thailand's reformist party, which one is shock election victory last weekend, has said he is confident he will be able to form a government. Move forward, house joined forces with 7 smaller parties, but the coalition is still 63 seats short of a parliamentary majority, move forward secured 24% of the popular vote on Sunday, and a dramatic rejection of Thailand's military backed leadership. And the Hebrew Bible described as the earliest and most complete version of the Jewish holy text, has sold at auction for $38 million. Known as the codex has soon, the handwritten manuscript is over a thousand years old. It was sold in New York to a former U.S. ambassador to Romania, and will be donated to the ANU museum of the Jewish people in Tel Aviv. Those are the days headlines, back to you, Marcus. Thanks, Carla. Greece prepares for a general election that will take place this Sunday, the police expect it to be a particularly unpredictable one following scandals from a tragic train collision to government wiretapping, also an estimated 440,000 young people are set to vote for the first time. For more I'm joined by Greek journalist George nagas, a journalism lecturer at city university in London. Welcome to the program, George. Prime minister mitsuki's ruling conservative new democracy party now holds a majority in the Greek parliament. How drastically do you think things will change after this Sunday's election? Well, the issue that mitsotakis is facing is that this election will be held with a new voting system. Which is not the reinforced proportionality. He's used to. It's a simple majority. It's, I think, without wanting to say impossible. I'll say extremely highly unlikely that bitter attackers will get 47 48% of the votes. Current polling has them roughly around 30%. So a new democracy single party government coming out of these polls is unlikely. The scenario of some sort of progressive coalition while getting some traction initially seems to be also fading away with other parties pretty much saying they will not work with Alexis Tsipras and series of currently in opposition. So I think the most realistic scenario is that nothing much will come out of these polls and we'll have to go to a new election currently sort of penciled in for the beginning of July, which will take place with a reinforced proportionality system again. Water poor saying at the moment, do you still see some parties over there gaining more support than before? It's interesting. We're seeing new democracy so mister stack is conservatives pretty steady around a 30, 32, Mark roughly. The issue, as you mentioned in your opener with the tragic collision in Tempe or the wiretapping scandal, while mister takis and new democracy have taken a hit, it's not like Ceres or Alexis Tsipras are getting any support instead. It looks like a huge part of the vote is currently what we would call, I don't know. Currently, I don't know is our polling 1815%. We're seeing smaller parties, which are not likely to get into parliament, mostly far right parties, getting quite a bit of traction. Some parties leftists who are currently in parliament, sort of the communists or mera 25 or former finance minister Yanis artifact is gaining a bit of traction. But I think it's this system that we're currently going to go vote for with apologies. We're going to vote with. It's not helping the big parties gain the support that they wish they could get. It's in flux, but I think without any surprise we would see in your democracy first. Series a second, how close that could be determined, the socialists, thirds, and here's the question, would the socialists and Syriza get enough votes together to form even a minority government? And even if they do, would they be willing to work together? You see, I'm adding a lot of hypotheticals here, but that's currently where we are. Here, it is a very complicated situation and also what's adding to the excitement or uncertainties that we have over 400,000 young people over their voting for the first time. Who will they vote for? This is an interesting point. I would add that will they actually vote. The question, the reason I'm posing this question is that, as you know, to Greece lives quite a bit off tourism and a lot of youngsters, whence they once they finish school while they've got some free time, they end up working what we call the tourist season, which means they work away from home. Therefore, away from where they vote. So there might be registered to vote. I'm personally not quite sure they will be able to vote in the sense of, will they be able to get the day off? Will they be able to pay for transport from, I don't know, corfu Santorini roads, you know, all those popular Greek islands to head back to the hometowns to vote. I think there is a lot of rage in the youth. I think the youth has had problems and issues justifiably for the past 13 years that Greece has been through this, what should we call it? This Odyssey or this issue with its finances. I think that the train collision in Tempe, which most of the victims were youngsters, going back to salonika to Thessaloniki after a three day break, has also played a part in it. I honestly don't know. I think that polls show they're more likely to go for the sort of progressive slash leftist party so there is the socialists
"18" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Live from London. This is the globalist with me, Emma Nelson, a very warm welcome to today's program coming up Moscow agrees to extend the Black Sea grain deal. The continuation is good news for the world. Outstanding issues remain. But representatives of Russia, Ukraine, turkey, and the United Nations will keep discussing them. It means Ukraine can continue to export vital food supplies but how close did it come to not happening, and how much is this all turned into a competition to be seen to be feeding the world. Also coming up there are warnings of chaos if Alexander Lukashenko is as ill as thought and has to step down from the Belarusian presidency. We'll hear from the opposition in waiting. Plus Charles hecker has joined me to go through today's papers. What if he's spotted Charles welcome? Emma UK prime minister Rishi sunak is on his way to Japan for the G 7 meeting, and he's got a trade deal in his back pocket designed to keep China in check. The Washington Post tells us the deck to share his information leak might be much worse than originally thought, and The New York Times asks, what is your therapist thinking while you're on the couch? Thank you for that, Charles. That's all coming up on the globalist life from London. For so a quick look at what else is happening in today's news. 9 people are now known to have been killed and thousands have been evacuated from their homes, following torrential rain in the north Italian region of Emilia romagna. Russia has arrested three engineers who worked on the country's hypersonic missile program on suspicion of high treason, and the Czech government has canceled a series of Cold War era decrees that granted the Russian embassy free use of land in Prague and other cities. Stay tuned to Monaco radio throughout the day for more on these stories, but first a deal to allow Ukraine to continue exporting grains through the Black Sea has been extended. It's
"18" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Begun its largest military exercise in 25 years, with 26,000 service personnel, both Swedish and international taking part. Exercise aurora 23 runs until the middle of May. And for more on this, I'm joined by Elizabeth brough, a resident fellow at the American enterprise institute. Welcome to the briefing Elizabeth. Thank you for having me. Now, this is a very much a pre planned exercise, but just explain what happens and why it's being held. As you say, it's a pre planned exercise. It's not in response to anything in particular. But in many ways, it's a return to the sort of exercises I used to take place during the Cold War, when you essentially covered the whole country with members of the armed forces who practiced various elements of defending the country. And that's what this exercise is. It's taking place really across the country, both the air force, the navy, and the army, and their practicing various elements of territorial defense, which is very much a return to well done for this practice during the Cold War. And then for a while, as UN and your listeners know, they focused a great deal on practicing expeditionary warfare warfare and other countries like Afghanistan and recent years have returned to Terry territorial defense and for Sweden. This is sort of the crowning glory of territorial defense exercise or practice in the past few years. And it's the largest exercise indeed in the quarter century. So although this is pre planned and is not intended to act as a direct response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, have they changed what they are doing in the exercise, just to make sure that Moscow pays attention. So we in the as members of the public don't know the details of the exercise planning. That's a standard practice for all military exercises as a member of the member of the public. You know that it's taking place, what the objective is, but you don't know exactly what it is. The armed forces exercise. It's difficult to tell whether they have changed any of the details in response to what Russia is doing in Ukraine, but the point of the exercise is to demonstrate that Sweden is able to defend itself up and down the country in not just in the population centers, but up and down the country. And on top of that, that it has the support of friends around the world. And that is also a major difference compared to the Cold War. It's a return to the large exercises of the Cold War, but this time with the added benefit that international partners are part of the exercise. And those who are taking part, we've got the likes of the United States, UK, Finland, Poland, Norway, Estonian, you name it Austria is taking part not a NATO member, but a pretty much everybody else is taking part as a NATO member. It's an interesting moment to bring these countries military alliances together, isn't it given the fact that Finland has just joined NATO, but Sweden is still queuing to get in because of the turkey. Indeed, and this is a process that has been taking place over the past number of years, maybe up to 15, 20 years, that Sweden has been doing much more with this international partners. Obviously, in countries like in situations like Afghanistan, Sweden was very much part of an international coalition. And that sort of way of working together has also become much stronger in Sweden and indeed in other member states. I should say innate a member states, obviously, but also in other countries are affiliated with NATO. And so in recent years, we've seen Finland, for example, host NATO, NATO troops, Sweden has hosted NASA troops and that's what we're seeing this time again. And this is one way you can work with your Friends without being a member of the lines. And it's a very useful thing to be able to demonstrate. Now, while Sweden waits for membership and we don't know how much longer we'll have to wait. But these countries are Sweden's Friends, regardless of whether it's a member of the alliance. That's on the geopolitical front, but if you are Swedish, how much do exercises like this reassure? Or the fact that there is an incredibly heavy presence of Swedish military and indeed international military on indeed on the roads at the moment because of this. If you're Swedish, how does that make you feel? Well, I can tell you am I growing up during the Cold War and indeed near one of the places where the exercise is now taking place a village in the south of Sweden, it was back then, the military was around all the time for exercises. And I must say if it made you feel that the military was just a natural part of daily life, if you saw conscripts all the time. And they were going about their job of training to defend the country. And it reassures people that the military is there and doing its job, but it also makes them see the armed forces as part of society. And I think this is what has been lost in countries like the UK and the U.S. where the military really operates out of massive bases and you rarely see any soldiers around so they become almost like a separate entity in society and that is really not desirable that the armed forces are just another part of our society with a specific mission just just like the police have a specific mission and indeed every company has a specific mission. How much political appetite is there for for this level of high profile exercise at the moment in Sweden? There is a large appetite simply because it's no mystery that the security situation in the Baltic Sea region has deteriorated. So while there may have been reactants, 15 years ago to exercise territorial in fact, that was enormous reluctance and the governments of both the left and the right were busily touched. The defense budget. But now there is considerable, if not universal appetite for this sort of exercise, simply because as a citizen and indeed as a policymaker, you want to, first of all, be reassured that the armed forces are able to do what they are supposed to do in a crisis and also by exercising you communicate to the perspective of aggressor that it's not worth the effort to attack because the country will defend itself. Now, in the case of Sweden, one could say, well, you know, sweetness is smaller than Russia. It wouldn't be able to win over Russia. But the point of an exercise is to communicate to Russia or in the other attacker, but it's most realistically Russia that it's not worth the effort. It will be so messy and so costly for you. I don't even try it. Elizabeth brough, thank you as ever for joining us on monocle radio. The time here in London is 8 minutes past midday, a quick look now at some of the day's other top stories. Here's Monaco's colossal rubella. Thanks, Emma. Russian president Vladimir Putin has visited two regions of Ukraine that Moscow claims to have annexed. He met his commanders in the region of her son and visited the National Guard headquarters
"18" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Impera seven fifty one here in london. Parlins government enraged. It's rarely counterparts last week. By passing a law which placed limits on the restitution of artworks stolen by the nazis. Israel immediately condemned the law as anti semitic because it effectively stopped survivors from regaining property seized during and after the second world war. Let's find a little found out a little bit more now by hearing from capitol do his apartment. Charles russell speech lease specializing in art and luxury. Asset law a very. Good morning tea de komo. Thank you so much for coming into the studio. So could you just briefly recap what this this. Huge argument is between poland and israel so essentially the the polish government have long struggled through different Through different governments to to to deal with the issue of restitution And the and the giving back of property that was confiscated by the nazis and the communists They had laws. In place that effectively nationalized properties that have been lost as as families try to flee the persecution from the nazis as i say governments have struggled to find the right solution that meets with approval with the local population but will say Attends to the needs of those that have obviously been wronged This latest piece of legislation. They effectively closed the door on any claims being made by families who had hoped that one day they might get their property back whether that's real property or art or other objects and is the main cause of concern between poland and israel the moment why does it close the door because most of the compensation confiscations happened Very shortly after during the second world war and this thirty a limit is from the date of the confiscation say mesa currencies of now being in gone And so claims will be maybe to get them off the ground to bring them to court. And that's what's the polish foreign minister said but the court sir and beholden to the laws of the land and applicable law. In this case will will say no to the claims and it appears because of the sort of suspicious specific time limit on this that the suggestion is that this is a deliberately antisemitic policy. That's the suggestion. And i'm not going to suggest that i knew. The tree made his behind it Countries not just paid and but other countries have struggled to find the right balancing act For these sorts of claims there there is a need some some say for certainty There is a need for for clarity on on how long these claims can be outstanding four and poland is taking rather more hardline. approach If you look at other countries In similar geographic regions austria for example. They attempted to set up a compensation fund back in two thousand That gave a time of just three years for for people to bring a claim it gave two hundred and ten million dollars towards claimants And that didn't meet with approval because it wasn't enough money pretty for for the compensation that families wanted. How does the claim system generally work. I mean he was claiming water. And how do you go about it. There will be people now who are walking around unaware of what their forefathers lost. Yes well it's not easy and you know. I think that's part of the problem that needs to be an access to this type of justice But it's it's often convoluted is often murky it it There there are conflicting laws. Conflicting international declarations. So it's not easy for for for an individual to to know where to start maced claims towards institutions museums And there's a there's a the ones that are usually successful or whether they're objects within a within a public collection For example and not work there there are quite now well trodden paths for claimants to go down and films like the women in gold Inspire and and enlighten claimants to bring these came forward. But it's hard when there's real property in place When people have pets bought and sold houses over a number of years And if there isn't the compensation the funds in place to properly compensate those who bought the house in good faith or those who have lost the house because of their persecution This this new real right answers and it's very difficult to to find one. What is the success rate for for restitution clinton. They're very lane. I mean we shouldn't throw stones in in glass houses here in the uk so to look at the uk and just from an art specific but background. Because that's where i've been involved in in prostitution and and a nazi repetition We have panel here in the uk. Cool the spoliation advisory panel. It's an advisory panel as the as the name suggests it doesn't any decision or recommendation it makes is not binding but If a claimant brings came forward to a museum that perhaps has an object that might belong to a family member lost family member. They make a recommendation on what should happen to it. They've had twenty two claim since incorporation. Back in the early noughties. I'm they've made a ten recommendations for us to be returned and of those. Any one museum agree to that and the other nine to to keep them. How frustrating is that for you. It's very frustrating. Well not not frustrating for for me as a lawyer. Because you you take on the client's 'cause and you're fighting their corner But it is much more racially damaging and upsetting for the for the family involved because often these objects represent are more than than the than the painting cameras which they might really and there were these different issues issues of making a direct claim against one person because of what what was taken from them but the more general claims against in a institutions and of cultural appropriation and cultural theft. Many people would say it's much murkier world. There isn't it it isn't and this. I guess this is a i want to say a thin end of a wedge but this has opened the people's eyes up Nazi restitution to to white issues of restitution imperialism clooney elizabeth and The arts council england here in the uk has appointed The institute of art and law to look into How museum should be resting. Not just with nazi restituted looted objects but will say african and asian which sits in the british museum and the victorian album museum. And and how do we do the right thing by those people because as you say those as important cultural intangible heritage and those objects cafe thank you so much for joining us on monocle twenty four. That's all we have time for today's program. Many thank our producers. Daniel h page. Reynolds and charlie film mcchord our researches sophie monitoring claims dos julia louis allen after.
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"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"We'll stay over here do what are we what you aware them. That's what i'd like where you're not probably not all come. Came back with less of a heart. Came back with a lot less before before you kill them. This is not the time feel had this conversation. You need to stop need to come upstairs. My friend This this new lifestyle does not become. You feels great to me. I'm poo poo kind. have walked off into the graveyard. He's walking away from the rest of you guys. Cue the sad incredible hulk walking away. I'll at least stay close to him. So what's everybody doing. You guys are just kind of kicking dirt and graveyard right now. I'm i'm walking away from everyone. I can't imagine why we've been kind. Gareth yovany graves. You'd like to just great. I'm walking closer to poo than anyone else share. I'm hanging out with callum. Have you been no. I don't how long has it been someone filming. It has been about a year and a half are each. And what have you done in the meantime well not a lot we we had a patriarchal par for the course. Grace's birthday i think was part of that. Was that episode cans outside of certain outside of a certain you lake superior that is certain bugbear has had. It's great with mashed potatoes some. I'm trying to figure out how in the world i became. The leader of this group is not suit. Me at all So here's the thing we helped reclaim water deep. Stumbled in charge Well he's a. He's a cleric guy We met episode briefly anyway. So we've got somebody good in charge of wada deep. Christopher is well he was dead killed him but now maybe not so much right right. I mean i would assume out of character. I would assume that who has talked to anybody about what happened. Because there's no way wilder knows what happened. I think gareth would have set would have shared what had happened. Yeah gareth was there garrison stumbled. Were there so they would have shared for. I'm assuming i'm assuming. I'm sorry gareth i don't mean to speak for you. I would assume that they would been like this. Is what happened when the dead body of callum was coming down the stairs record now. I don't want this to be mistaken. I know he's not here anymore. Which i don't care about he's over there and that's fine. I don't think he killed me on purpose. That's my understanding is definitely pu.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"Clearly. Don't take it. Y'all add on the list. Gregory has an panned out for any jobs only the wrong kind of jobs. We need to work on your marketing skills. I would agree and we should have that discussion later. Oh looks is trying to get rid of wilder. Just like she got rid of care them whose case keenum column the keep up his name to do you know what you're the nicer the keeper anymore. Don't do i know where i am. Now orbach where did you come from mask romy. Yes meringue man. I've just been kind here in the city for awhile. Real jailed not really like going on my life until Till here filming. And he was really troubled and really upset. Here is really good. Finding people fair. I hope to find people better because he was real upset about you for some reason. He helped me find myself. I know about this if you knew this but he did. He cries at in one thousand nine hundred name layer deeper freaked deep feels deeper than normal. That is because Who is digging himself into it. I didn't realize so Any with the magic things can i just. I can't feel anything since my glass thing. That probably has expired right. That would have expired correct. Yeah no. I can tell that she's dead. Excuse me he's on dead. Whoa but i think we all know that at this point died over gorgeous. No what will i tell my mother. I still don't wanna talk about the same. We still don't know what her name moves. I sure don't want to talk about my father. Either we're not doing anything contract destructive. Stand out here. Contracted right wilder wilder had mentioned that. We're not getting anywhere. How can we find out where this as eos is. I wrote a note and it's a good thing looking at it. We can talk to all the grass. Just that's not know how to locate objects or people as you know. I'm very good at finding people noticed. Maybe i can do it. Yes who why don't you go look for house.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"All right all right back to the show so none of the other grades here look disturbed only helps only helms. We're we're there. Scorch marks with that nat twenty. I will tell you that there were not. I guess the scorches have nothing to do with it. Br apps your friend. Christopher was raised by another mysterious force it seems awfully convenient to have more than one person. Walking around though. Are you trying to say that. They are two people that are happen dead bodies up like daisy. It's possible data. Look over at the paladin. You ten men. There are a lot of people in this area. Have the ability to do something as Unholy is this what i know that much about. What's going on goings on would make about keeper. Could keep reading do anything anything i want him to anyway. We went channel the keeper. If you know how to keep her if make go ahead make either a religion or a history. Check our history. How about athletics can enroll in athletics. No pick the big number history ten. That is the big number. You don't know of anybody specifically that would have that anyone specific do that would have that. You do know that I do know that if you want you do know that neckermann z. Has been is a form of magic that has been banned. not matching is a form of magic parent. Correct door bob. Thank you for filling that final information. In where i d. Mdm sackler the same. This is fun. Also my name is gareth. Gareth oxy who who used bless us. The tradition myself to panda. Because you called me. Ten man so is our token female character and not going to talk to a tree. There's no trees around grass. I mean talk to the grass. Didn't work out too well for the grass last time as long as nobody has a weed whacker. It has an earache in my.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"It. Does he perhaps not always wear his his robes. And look at the mall data. I you know i never. I couldn't say that i ever looked him in wet. you know. you're looking awful dapper today. Maybe that was just my perspective. You thinking about other pushing. You told us about wondered if this is who my parents. I would money to because he said i would hope not. But not entirely show certainly justifies slavery. You're talking about although that's that's a whole nother conversation that i saw we've moved on from. I would like to smith. I've not fully moved on from it yet. But thank you. We will take that into consideration if when bla-bla-bla when you became mostly undid. I'd say all the way but sure right. Was there scorch marks from where you were laying. that's rude. These have a little bit of that. When oh sorry i didn't look i can take you back there if they don't that would be good. That would confirm some things for us. I guess that would tell us if christopher's buddy which did Did did did them. They are the scorches in league with ceos. Do know that. Come they disgorges. Are they any with other working together. Yes scorches looking back of. Are we talking about fire like the actual element of fire. That left us. Wash my scorch marks..
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"Definitely your story to talk about any of them. Tell me about mommy and daddy. I'd really rather not. What is your last name that we've got over here and and we've got or last name failed. Not wilder get his first and last name mixed up right. he's called me finch. He's called me though wilder yes. My name is wild. Last night i think one of them distant relative my last. name's marta. They don't know pertains to the conversation. Well it makes it easier than i can say i just didn't know and now it's a good time to if it's easier than say in column for you to know my last name as well mortga off the tongue anyway. Where was i. Where will you going to tell us about the person who raised you. I'm regretting tell you. Don't you miss him so much. I mean i don't particularly care for my family either. I understand that when talk about your parents. I also don't want to talk my parents. I was going to talk to you about south south. Dmz sales zeus. zeus listen. We're gonna go through all the pantheon today. I'm not wearing any pentiums. Still have mine on john. Ross feta here to talk about sales not ring any bells. What have you been doing. The beating christopher who was damian's disciple who was cataracts disciple who has some distance relation to the nose demon. Not that's not confirmed. It could be look those are the those are the people we also there was. Yes that's right now alien alien in your head you hear you hear a voice. Say he's not. The smartest person is he. Which one you talking to me talking to me heavenly. I've had too much. Even though i don't think i've had any. I have more not much but you.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"Don't give don't give an excuse to take off. He fair enough. I took my shirt back but conveniently undo but net the same right tucked in well. That's interesting I don't want to punch her in the face. I don't care eighty missing that you don't care so while usual rummy you saying don't carry i don't i don't not care it's that i don't care about any of you. Let's not wear an ice column. Yeah i haven't had a very nice two years pu very nice. I don't know how many days a mr dm sucking ceiling again breaking the fourth wall just for my own reference. And because i don't take very good nance. How long have we been doing this thing. Doing what thing that thing as the like savings in doing stuff without callum like since we've got back so after callum got arrested you guys went and did the sumo girl episode four and when you came back that was two years later then. You guys liberated water deep and since you've liberated water deep it's been another. I think i said a year and a half. that's what i was thinking. They it's spend three and a half years since you've been role in with callum died a year and a half ago yes correct. Yes yes yes. And you've only been resurrected for about the last day. Perfect i we. We don't your fresh thyme. Ripe unite say juicy just like those conversations well i understand that you.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"Making sure but he's a monkey now i. I'm learning that that may not always be the best response like please. Just tell him you're sorry for siping at selling them into slavery. Well i am but he doesn't seem to be too keen on apologies. So i figured it'd be better just if i kept my mouth. Shut biking you already of kept my mouth shut the whole time. Do you like me. So i can have straightforward and stick out my hand. I'm i'm wilder filch. And i'm hanging out with these guys. I do not shake it. But i not hello. He gets into trouble and we get him out of trouble and and we like him. He was once. I was ago but he's buy ball. You inhale pike something. The the thing is not a permanent thing. I think that'd be good. All right and head off to the bar and walk away from everyone else and follow wilder. My new favorite person already. So from what i gave a you die. Wait your the body that they hold out of the tower yet. I was probably me okay. so what's it. What's it like to be dead or undead. Maybe i'd say that my life wasn't all that great so far so i wouldn't say it's a vast improvement or worse it's just dumb online for me across the board. That's fair. yeah you don't know any other like dead people do you. You want to part here something. Well that would be nice But a little weird. If you're into that. But aren't i mean i'm okay to party but that's not really what i was asking so just recently My my mental. From before i met poo and the rest of them Supposedly he's not in his grave which he should be i Christopher is not in his grave and he should be so. I was wondering if maybe you've.
"18" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers
"Reunion. you're open. i'm sure i was hoping for that two years ago. I don't think this is the callum. We knew it is the same. He's got the same smile showed a mirror but it doesn't make it the same callum so the same gal. Oh bob knows callum tell us something about yourself that only we would know you know. I thought i might have something to say but given the fact that. I'm pretty sure we're not friends. I don't know that you'd know anything not not friends. What about that wouldn't time we would. You left me to rot in jail and die. I keep forgetting to come back to that wasn't offered you see. There was this like he. How do i describe him but you know you know what he looked like right all bog. He was with the stupid. Yes just like that. We had a interesting not really interested in what you have to say. Well bless your heart honey. Oh veils this. Echoes getting ways beam. Who kind of looked like like like a unicorn but not quite and he was like an ethnic unicorn yes and he sent us forward in time two years and it caused lots of problems so we really been only i. We've been looking for you this whole time. But we've lost two years of of of time him for everything yes he does lame. Pu box little bitter in her. She deserves some blame. Who balin completely blameless on to stand. The vitriol will know the air. Sorry that you lost two years. That sounds absolutely horrible for you a you lost two years too. Didn't you lost a lot more than that. You did lose more than that. i remember. He lost all the years. I i'm. I'm sorry column that i couldn't have been there for you. You were in prison. That i couldn't come and save you but i i can't do everything i'm coming to realize i can't always a debt ever one that i love but i can try. I wished sorry meant something here. What you said we needed. Hope was something. You can't top everyone can you. You know the secret to making a motoring pie is slowly stirring sugar. Why don't we sit down and calmly speak this out too. Because is a lot of emotions here. And i'm hungry. Why should depend. But i i. I thought we were talking out. I think we need to slow conversation..
"18" Discussed on Paul Pickett Podcast
"Gerald live without a tampa. Bay's went up. You know what it would be nice to. It would be great if we could see a patriots as probation this year brady versa belching i mean that would be that. That would be the deciding factor. All who was did. What was it more check of wall. Brady is when they play each other with and also. I'm just gonna be a lookout dot one on james white to tampa bay. Well actually the free agent. Brady's boy guy who a never fails for him showbiz superbowl. James white is always produce super bowl. He's having the best player tom. Brady's had a super bowl. That's rob gronkowski bobby. G. with is two you know but Yes so this just an oak tune in every wednesday. We're going to try to drop this podcast. He a hand in about a writer. Corum you got excuse me up. Still have what his lead you know. I got juice. But i get more juice. And also to podcasts. Spotify apple amazon Tune in iheartradio swagger. Also google paul picket podcast as well. This is episode eighteen right now. Many do just nba nf l. We'll start doing more sports. Those above into sports really get into the nfl mba.
"18" Discussed on Paul Pickett Podcast
"Start five three five because zaylon bottles do people. Stephen adams was the strongest mandate mba tools. I came over in bledsoe by strongest point guard in the nba. To watch the puck is the second half of the season Actually go feed on this little sip on his phone. Clippers are over rated. I repeat the clippers overrated. I'm lou dead in the camera. Clippers are over rated. I mean come on. They might be a six seven best team in the league. The not better than it's better lakers come over the jazz right now. Over the sixers sixers or play ball right now. I don't know better by the heat to last year mind. He started ball out right now. The last ten they'll be in the playoffs dug get together. Jobe kapiti clippers highly overrated man. I mean they're not even downhill the defense yet Like the best three point shoop team mentally or issued most threes will come on at like i'm also and i'm not even so bigoted western house files. Issue clippers are highly overrated. I mean it's just the same diggers last year year. Paul george ball out until the end of the game. When i can't close how they can't close them out. Yeah so clippers. Adeptly moderated ninety would go along as man more to say read it. It'd be a referee's after the referees they remind me a cops right now is my draft. Just you know like hostages out there right tick is just a just to make money for the for the court systems in the city like minded immortal beach for like two years. They biggest money neighbors was tickets. Bite way tickets. Why we've black white week tickets. Resting people galore court tickets. You know they definitely paying allowed money to the state has obligated referees. Right china debut has a quota. You know like you gotta get so many technical fouls calls every single single month to get your quota. His college doubtless stuff ever. It is his duck gardening. You do this in a technical foul. No.
"18" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics
"Family open it up so sank but and it was good. I read i was like oh. Yeah this is good. The only thing that made me sad was digging tip or not that close down and it reminded me that was one of the big bombers with you really correct it with rebirth is they. Were not so. I mean dick continues to be deep bat brothers and a little more like jason. Jesus went off on this one. Side quests. so it's in that we're kind of brotherly although it wasn't necessarily like we've been broke. The longtime was were grows on. This quest reminded now something that was sad. That kinda didn't really get back. Nope nope no batman robin ternal. Ob get some red robin issues towards the end of the year right. Well maybe next year. Oh yeah we could do. We could do the whole thing if you wanted to. Still grows in even red robin dicamba of They're they're definitely brothers. But then yet we kinda lose it. And i feel like they haven't told tim has really popped up in books. I mean sometimes gaming props up. But they've they. I mean in the modern. The modern times they have damian with that close relationship now fixing. It seems like instead of tim for the most. I don't like the kind of hinted that they were gonna make or sumi timid. Jason close. I feel like they didn't really totally elaborate on that. Yeah so it's a little bit sad. Really good family been going any sometimes to do. I mean i think they have good family thing going. They've kept it. Pretty decent. With dick and damian and with dick and bruce it may be know but. I'm not even sure that tim has that. Good of a family thing with bruce like cinemark on his own book where he wasn't really not i don't know but there's still some things missing from the old fifty two that i miss shots routine justice route. Dri call him greg. Who did that benfits shoot. No i mean i mean. We know that i wanted to mention. I mean we got some good stuff coming this year. We got a bunch of titans stuff and like his disappearances another like wonder woman back girl. Power girl Oh we got off. Wally splash book. So yeah. I've got some good stuff coming. Booster gold Mccain said some red robin yeah so let's grab bag for kids for the kids all right now about something that's coming up but why don't you that thing last night. It was just tom. Taylor should share like a piece of art. Nah yeah yeah. He tweeted out a it's a Burying cover for night wing seventy nine the april issue. He said yeah just amazing. Jamal campbell's variant cover. Yeah bruno redondo are having such a good time on this book. Can't wait for you. All to read it such reprinted. I mean it seems like they're having a really good time with its. Oh that's right. When i was looking through that man lack of white number i have has a night wing story in it. I'm not sure when that wants coming out. But i was looking through the list like my job has me order the stuff through through a web through a website. So can of scroll through what's coming. I noticed that once there was a night wing story in till the spring because number two came out last week. So yeah yeah. I don't yeah i just might be able or mesa remind but what we'll cover it. I'm just saying put on your on your police yours. I've been reading about batman black and white. it's good. I mean it's short stories. So it's right but he hasn't been in one or two now. Now yeah if you like stories about continuity. That's what i was going to go in to comment on infinite. Have you checked the dc shop parable. What is up with that. no. I can't be. There's no wingstop on this job. A bunch of stuff that they used to sell on the dc shops anymore like member. It'd they had that blanket that was flying. Reason thought it s not there thankfully if you bought universe incident and you got your the smell out our emailed out the other day the broncos. It's good years birth. Twenty twenty two but no you go to the shop and there's not very many things there. Yeah i was. I was really annoyed. So i don't imagine that anyone from dc was broadcast but if they do up your game in the shop money to burn. And there's nothing i wanna buy. That's why they give him a free money. Getting rid of the stuff they get rid of less problems. Are there anyway. That was so. I'm thinking rolling out more merchandise here soon. Because it's a little in on the ground exactly on decreasing gets more stuff exactly alright Mind distractions shall we. Yes wing seventeen and eighteen february and march nineteen ninety. Eight of course chuck dixon. Scott mcdaniel night weeks caution with very artfully shredded on her man. A lot of blood of now issue. Seventeen opens up with the stocking skies. Yet dudley soums describing Busting your members is getting attacked by blockbuster. This is when he realizes that his head is gonna be permanently backwards in so this is star decline into building. I mean i should say the start of to build. He was already skirt on the edge. But this is going to tip him all the way over. But that was more a villain because he's like When we get the around the turk get my head. Turn back around. The doctors can't medically impossible. He's all mad. And then we get to yup dick swinging over blood haven. All last issue of them with his spitting new car and he's already like anti car. Art him swinging over the city is just funny are issue about the car now he's like parking non existent so i couldn't take the car some officers on a lot of street you know. I'm just now. Money does still have the bats coming him so always. Yes and here's some gunfire knocks the hired hunters over and realizes while adversity. He's a big man. He's a big batch shadowy up. Yeah and he's like bruce gone at least pick up the bone and call me. It's not it's not that man. Its man page spread ironic because that means more man than bad. But he's batman man. Bed is more bad than man. But he's mad mad at dick's thinking yeah. Hurries back in gotham. Didn't expect to see him down here and tickets in the face of their face. The enters and says tom tell me where. You're trying to kill man bat. Now we're fighting tranquilizers who wants a more live a woman paying good money in the hunters. Like i can't tell you he's like save it. I know who tired. You was francine..