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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. 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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.
Fresh update on "18 years" discussed on Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support
"And so if you're the parents, the moms and the dads listening to this podcast and you wanna have these conversations with your adult kids, and maybe you've tried this in the past and they're like, mom, we don't wanna talk about it because that might jinx something from happening, which is absurd, but there's a lot of superstition out there. So if you're the parents, you can say, again, same thing. We are in uncharted territory. There's things that we need to talk about as a family, but we need help. We need a neutral third party person to help us facilitate these family meetings, to help us make sure that we have, what we think is going to happen can actually happen because everybody assumes that they're gonna age in place at home, but they're not realizing that when you need 24 seven care, that could easily be a 20 to $30,000 a month price tag with home care coming in. Plus you got geriatric care managers, you're gonna have all this traffic of physical therapists, home care companies, and those are the things that make aging in place at home undesirable and maintainable. Unless you have millions of dollars, then yeah, you could probably stay at home cause money talks, right? Like when you have money, you have options, but most people just don't have millions of dollars to be able to spend in home care and then still have money to be able to then, qualify financially to get into a quality care facility. So that's why we do what we do with care, right? And it's all customized planning based on what each family's specific variables are. Cause they're all a variation of the same thing, which is burned out family caregivers who are stuck. They don't know what they don't know. Most of them are working with frail elderly parents and a lot of them have dementia and they just don't know how to navigate any of that. And so that's why we do all of that white glove approach. Or if they don't have the budget for that or the interest in that, then we have all sorts of do it yourself options where we teach you and then you take it from there. And the book is one of them. The book is one of them. If you wanna buy the book and then try to do your own aging plan from there, you can, but it also gets tricky cause those family dynamics bubble up. And then it's really hard to facilitate your own family meeting. And it's amazing how a crisis, your parents need more help, they need more care. And whatever fracture you've had in your sibling relationship or whatever, it just becomes a cavernous hole. Cause I was never close with my sister and we managed to muddle through pretty well for about two ish years, the end of dad's life, the beginning of mom's stay in memory care. I would update her after my visit, she'd update after her visit, but then it was like, we're just saying the same things. And it's just like one of the mistakes I made and this is probably an older sibling thing is I would deal with crises and then it'd be over. And it's like, do I really wanna just burden her with, oh, we had this minor issue and I dealt with it, but I'm just letting you know. So I didn't tell her things cause it's like, I don't really wanna stress her out. Her in-laws lived with her. She has school-aged children. It wasn't life or death. It was just a moment. And I look back, I'm like, it's probably wasn't the right choice. I did it out of care, but I'm sure she thinks I was being sneaky and hiding stuff. And even those simple little things, it's just fractured what little tenuous hold we had on each other for a little while. And now we don't talk to each other at all. So- And that's, I'm glad, I'm sorry that happened to you, but I'm glad you brought that up because 92% of our clients come to us in crisis mode where families are not getting along. We are not seeing them at their best at all. And 85% of those families require me to do family mediation with them. And that is one of the things that we talk about is what is your communication expectation? Do you wanna know every time dad falls and goes to the hospital? Do you wanna know every time the doctor changes the medication? What is everybody's expectations and what is actual feasible? Because if you're the primary caregiver and you're trying to balance work, life, your job, your own health, your own sanity, we need to figure out a system, a communication system that's gonna make, for the most part, everybody as happy as possible. And always, always feel free to step in, older siblings or others, feel free to step in and help. And so that's why those family meetings that we facilitate are so important because these are topics that if families try to have them on their own, it goes sideways really quickly. And the other thing is when you're in uncharted territory, you don't know what kind of family agenda you should talk about. And you can't really put your own plan together in the first place if everybody has a different idea of, well, mom's doing okay at home. And you're like, no, she is so not doing it. She is not doing okay at home. So it's impossible for families to really honestly do their own family meetings and put an actual viable plan in place. Because if they don't know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and assisted living and memory care and all that, it's just helter skelter and that's why they fail because they're trying to do this on their own. And I can promise you too, most parents, they absolutely do not want their kids' family relationships falling apart because of them. So it breaks their heart when they know that their aging, the caregiving toll has, and just family dynamics in general, has disbanded those adult kids' relationships. No parent wants that. And I've been with thousands because I worked in nursing homes and long-term care for over 18 years before I started Care Right. I can tell you those seniors that have those challenged family dynamics, they have brutal deaths because of end of life. And that's a whole nother podcast, but that's end of life. There's no turning back, right? And so you've got to clear the air, we say. Because adult kids don't have a chance to do it after mom or dad passes away. And once dementia hits and they can't communicate like that anymore, or they're in the dying process, you just don't want to lose that opportunity to make things right as much as you can with each other, but also with the parents. That makes sense. At least I had a good enough relationship with my mom. She just was very, she was an independent person as the oldest sibling of four. She was expected to watch the other kids. My entire family graduated at 17 and a half. So she wanted to go to design school. Her parents were like, absolutely not. You're not going to San Francisco, you're too young. And then she got married at 19. My dad liked to keep things under his preferred control. So she was always independent but within somebody else's parameters. And that did not help with Alzheimer's. No. You couldn't reason with her before and definitely not after Alzheimer's. And one of the mistakes my dad made was I was the healthcare power of attorney, but he made my sister and I, my sister who spends 115% of whatever dollar she makes, we were both the financial powers of attorney because he thought that would bring us together and force us to get along. Bringing money into the situation like that is ever going to help people get along. We did not. It was constantly a delicate dance on eggshells around each other. I don't think she felt that way because she had no qualms about making statements that were highly untrue. My husband having been in banking for 20 years and then in real estate, so he's very familiar with financial contracts, et cetera. When he realized that my parents were gonna need care, he contacted the family friend financial planner, which was probably a little outside of the appropriate maneuvers, but the financial planner knew that he had the right intentions. It wasn't like, ooh, let me get a hold of in-laws money. No, because the money never went to us. It went to my parents' bank account so that we could pay the over $700 a day. This was in 2017 for home care. Yeah, it's like, you think that's the cheaper route. No, you're vastly mistaken. That was 24 hour care for two people, 25 bucks an hour, $28 an hour, vacillated. And I couldn't be there 24 hours a day so I had no idea what the overnight people were doing. Talk about stressful. Having mom in memory care was far less stressful. I didn't feel like I had to worry about those people nearly as much as I felt like I had to worry about. The people I couldn't drop in on at 3 a.m. because I am not awake at 3 a.m. Well, I might be awake at 3 a.m. to go to the potty, but I'm not driving 20 miles, mom and dad's house checkup on the caregiver. So yeah, it's terrible. So I have a question based on somebody that I work with. She is taking care of an aging parent who lives alone, very lonely, very depressed, thought she had convinced the parent that assisted living. She's actually a little beyond assisted living but kind of convinced her that this was not a bad thing. Couple days later, parent has huge meltdown, refuses to even consider it. And she's at the point where it's like, I'm just waiting for something catastrophic to happen because doesn't wanna force the parent into a living situation they think they don't want.
A highlight from Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming! | Mass Effect Teaser Trailers | Legend of Zelda movie | Spiderman is Spiderman #424
"We're live, what's up everybody this is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi4, the best gaming podcast number... four, two, four, four hundred and twenty four man. How many have you been on? How many podcasts have you been on? Probably. Do you mean like since I became a co -host? Yeah, since you started. Even if you had the old ones. Or the Patreon? Because you were on a bunch in the first, you know, you jumped in. I remember back in 2018 we did a bunch of, we did game awards and shit. We did a bunch of, you know, events and stuff like that. We did a bunch of E3s. I hopped on a bunch of, a couple internationals. The first one I ever did was just a Patreon one, which was really fun. That's when I, do you realize, there's two games I always talk about and it's Near and Those two games were recommended by you in that first Patreon podcast. That's how I found out about them. That's how long you've been doing them? They were in the original Patreon podcast? They're in the original Patreon podcast and then, yeah, before I became a co -host, yeah, I feel like I come on like twenty, thirty times or something and then ever since then it's been every week, right? Yeah, I think you were on probably the most out of, you know, like the people who come on and join. I think you were on the most before and that you and Johnny was on quite a bit, which is why we, I was like a regular, you know, just like coming in sometimes and yep, coming in hot. What's up? Everybody in chat? People are asking about the ads. Are they real? No, those are, I mean, manscraper. Come on, man. Come on, bro. Those ain't real. That would be, that would be ridiculous. Well, you know what? These days. Josh L, $2 Super Chat. Will Gilf Island have microtransactions? Yeah. See, if you know that sometimes YouTubers make games, if I made a game, it would be Gilf Island and it would be a point and click like Leisure Suit Larry, but with just grandmothers, just hockey island, but like Monkey Island, but half Gilf Hot Gilf's. Yeah, be Gilf Island. What's the, so, so do you have like a distinction between Gilf and, and Cougar or, yeah, see, that's, that's the thing. I personally, I think Cougar's just replaced the number of kids you may have had. So Cougar doesn't matter if you've had kids where Gilf is like grandmother, you know. You have to be a grandmother. Yeah. You have to be a grandmother. So even if you were like a 40 year old grandmother, you'd be a Gilf. You would be a Gilf. Yeah. Technically. But again, we're changing all the slang. So who knows? If there's like an 18 year old with a, with a, that has a son or a daughter, she'd be a MILF. That doesn't sit well. She would. It doesn't sit well. It doesn't sit well. It does. It doesn't sit well when you look at like how we've changed. Like the way we. MILF has to be at least 40, you know. Yeah, right. Exactly. Because at some point you're getting into, well, not into creep zone, especially if you're 20 and that person's 20, but it's still, it's a little weird. Right. Yeah. Sup everybody. Thank you for joining us. We're going to be talking about GTA 6 and the announcement of an announcement. I got to tell you, I just did this on Twitter. I just said, okay. Cause they said, you know, we're, we're happy to announce that at some point we'll have an announcement. And I was just like, come on guys. Do you think they're going to do in game awards? They never do that. They don't. They don't. Rockstar doesn't want to share the rock, rockstar is big enough to not share the limelight with E3. Yeah. They could literally just release a YouTube video and it'll be good, man. Right. Yeah. So I don't know, but it could be, it would be a big get for the game awards to have the big first ever get for the game awards, not for rockstar. They don't need that publicity. Exactly. No. In fact, it would be in a way worse because I know a lot of people who aren't going to watch and aren't interested at all in the game awards. So it's like, you know, there'll be parsing out. We even do that sometimes where we parse out trailers after an event. Yeah. So, yeah. But I mean, they said there was going to be an announcement of announcement what for the last six months we've seen leaked data on it. What did you think? Have you seen some of the leaked, um, like our footage? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She has a fucking ass joy dude. I noticed that as well, I was like that's that's a interrupt those pain. Those pants are tight. Yeah. That's all I got from that. But. That's all you got. Not yet. It's not that I didn't. All I saw was like the Ba -Donca game over there. Like I didn't I didn't really. You know, I didn't really want to look at too many leaks. Yeah. Right? On why I just just went on. Um, it was just a game in progress. Like, didn't they go after a leaker? Probably, yeah, yeah, they did. Actually, they did. They did. But you know, with Rockstar, especially, you know that it's like a spoiler for a trailer, you know what I mean? Yeah, you know, like it's, it's just, it's, it's a Rockstar game, dude. It's, you know, doesn't happen that many. Yeah, you don't want to really, um, we'll put the GTA five thing there. Well, um, I think overall, I don't really want to see too much because like we were talking earlier, I asked everybody what they wanted to see from GTA five or GTA six. And dude, I would never want to be a developer. The ideas that everybody came up with were so cross in cahoots, like they wouldn't work together, you know, people saying I want a four by somebody else said I wanted a strategy. Somebody else said I want Anarchy and a deep characterization. The other person said I want deep customization and no, I want to be the character which I get both of those. I understand both of those sides, but it was I was reading it just going, dude, seriously, if you were a dev and you were reading the thought process on that, you'd be like, we're fucked. No one. Dude, imagine, man, being a dev must suck ass because your customers are gamers, man. Yeah, it's got to be the worst. It's got to be rough because they're and there are gamers who are embedded in GTA to the point of being like, yeah. Okay. For example, we had a big discussion yesterday. I said every announcements been about two years, so they show it and then they announce it and I said one of the reasons why I thought this would make sense for another two years is because they've got to tell people quit buying shit in GTA 4 or GTA 5. Sorry. They've got to do the thing where they don't say it, but they're like just so, you know, GTA 6 is coming. So you might want to not spend a hundred K and GTA 5 and shark cards, but it's like I don't quite know, you know, how they're going to handle that how they're going to say online. Did they release something new for shark tard shark tards? Sorry shark cards. I don't know. I don't know. I cuz oh, go ahead. I don't know. I don't know if you'd agree with me on this. So it'd be nice obviously to like transfer stuff, you know what I mean? Yep, but at the same time dude, it's a new game and you already this is the game you chose to spend. It's like, you know, I mean, it's a the games are not like a year apart. You know what I mean? They're like they're like what like 10 years apart, right? It's just a whole new. I mean, I don't see, you know, if they if they were like, hey, we noticed that your account had like this character with that much shit and you know, we're going to give you a little booster going to give you some stuff that be cool for them, but I'm at the same time. I'd be I mean, I haven't paid much, you know, I don't I wonder what how they would feel but I feel like, you know, it wouldn't be a big deal if they were just like, yeah, this is just a new game start start from scratch, right? I don't know if you'd agree with that or not. Yeah, I think it's diminishing. They'll do a diminishing refund where they're like if you had a hundred thousand you get a thousand if you had a million points of things bought you get five thousand, you know, they'll be a percentage maybe but that's why I think the two years make sense. You announce it now you got two years and you're really telling people behind the scenes. Hey, listen, man in two years GTA 6 is going to be at but GTA 5 isn't going to go away. It didn't go away with red. It's not thank God. But yeah, and gta4 didn't go away and gta4 didn't go away. I mean, well, I don't know what there is in GTA. Is there even an online though and gta4 fucking okay. Yeah, I don't think there is but I don't think what gta5 they would close it down. I just think they'll yeah, they might have a diminishing, you know, return kind of thing where they look at a percentage. Yeah, because otherwise dude, it's a lot the Shrike $5 stupid. I just lost my left bullet using my lawnmower to shave my nuts lawyers details, please. Oh for the for the man scraper commercial. Yeah, I think when you look at like GTA 6 man, what I want to see is want to see a larger world in size a bigger city and then bigger out of bounds. I don't need three cities. People are talking about multiple cities. I don't think it needs to be just cause either. I just wouldn't like to because GTA 5 is good, but you can cover GTA 5 pretty quick. I did the walk in the walk and you can walk to one edge the other pretty quickly not quickly and like, you know what I mean in game, you know, sure. Yeah, it's not eight hours. What are you what I'm wondering about as well. Well, it's always Rockstar there, you know, they're going to like push the push it even more. But what I was wondering I always wonder about this Red Dead. They were able to do what they did with the Red Dead because it's not a fully developed world. So every single NPC you me has his own scripting and and you can talk to them and they react and there's so much detail in that and then like encounters that might happen. Now. I'm sure encounters can definitely happen and GTA but I wonder I wonder if they're going to hate have scripting for every sink dude, like there's no way right like it's super populated. I get it's a city. There's no way they're going to script maybe they're going to do some crazy tech voodoo smart shit where they do some like AI scripting, you know, what I mean or something like that, but I don't see them, you know, but but it'd be it'd be awesome man. If GTA on the scale that it is had the same type of detail and and and density has read that that'd be that be insane man. And I always wonder about that. Like like what what direction maybe they're just too completely there two completely different games going two completely different routes, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I mean, it'll be the first ones based on SSD and NVMe. Yeah, so my personal opinion is they'll do a lot of loading behind the scenes NPCs. They'll do what Ubisoft does where they you know, they sample less scripting for the farther out the end of the guy is and so you're up close guys. There is a lot going on but looking at the footage here. There's a lot of places in GTA 5 where there isn't a ton of traffic and people and then depending on the time frame depending on the city. There is a lot I think they can probably do something that's very close to Red Dead plus a lot of cheats. They're going to have a ton of cheats. Yeah, 100 percent Legion had a ton of really good despite anybody's love or hate for Watchdogs Legion. If you watch their GDCs, they had some really smart ways of basically having one person sort of running a group of people and and it was like using their senses instead of everybody's and then informing others and sort of like fear did with its with its AI and stuff. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be able to work it out. It is over. They'll definitely have some cool stuff because of the new consoles. I mean base PS5 base Xbox series S and X they can do a lot with those is this so Red Dead came out 2018. That was almost that was like towards the end of the console life cycle. I believe now we're in the middle of it and it's interesting because even GTA GTA was at the very very they pushed the shit out of those systems. Remember Xbox 360 PS 3 like that was at the very very end the cusp. So it's interesting. This is going to be the first well, maybe I don't know how they usually they announce a game and then and then release it like a couple months later, right? So I'm assuming that it's going to be released 2024. Well, all GTA's have had two years exactly after announcement. Yeah, I looked my spot. Yeah. Yeah. They delayed GTA 5 by a couple months, but it was okay. Yeah, they so for with like two years to your two years two years and GTA I think for that probably makes sense because it also gives you some room to sort of identify where you are. Also, if you look at the alphas, dude, they're not very good. So we're seeing footage that I assume is somewhat current when people leak it. Yeah, that's got a long ways to go and a long ways in Rockstar terms, of course, is different than everybody else, but they could do it at the end of 2024. But I think more like or sorry, starting in 2025, the end of 2024, but I think it'll be probably end of 2025 or 2026. How Red Dead was released a couple months after, right? Right. A couple months after what? The announcement. Yeah, see that one I didn't track because Red Dead was, Red Dead was leaked many years prior. So I don't know. Yeah, I don't. Yeah. I mean, we've all we and we knew just we know about GTA 6 until today. They didn't announce it, but we knew it was being made too. So it is. And we knew GTA 4 was being made. I'm thinking of the deep dive trailers, you know, when they when they like when they released the Red Dead deep dive. Yeah. When they did like the 20 minute or 30 minute, like this is the game mechanics this way, you'd be that that was close to release. So maybe maybe they did like a teaser way before for sure. I mean, I'm excited whenever it could come out tomorrow and I would play it, it come out in two years and I could play it come out four years and I play it. I do also think that they've talked about not punching down in humor and all that stuff, which I think is really weird because that's sort of that's sort of what it's known for and why I think a lot of people there's a little bit of like cathartic kind of, you know, just like some of the stuff you would never say, but these characters say and so you find it funny like a comedian who's edgy or what we know for sure. Yeah, so I want to see how they're going to handle that how they're going to handle characterization of those two characters. Sicilian Gamer, $5 Super Chat thoughts on Boogie documentary. He spent $200 on prostitutes instead of his mortgage. Oh, God. What is Boogie? Boogie has been on a spiral since who's for a while now. Is Boogie the fat guy? He's heavyset and he did a lot of Xbox stuff. He did. I think he had like he was one guy from Xbox come over. Yeah. It was known for his like character that likes to drink a lot of I think Mountain Dew as you drink Mountain Dew. Francis. Francis. Flipping up the table thing. That shit, that shit. But then he went into like this whole rabbit hole of depression and I don't know. I think he's mentally unwell or something. So yeah, I don't know what's going on with that. Yeah. I personally would just say I don't like documentaries on people anyway, like everybody's personal life like everybody loves to pretend they're perfect in the real world. No one is. For sure. Never met anybody in my life and I mean that's what I did for you. Instagram filters. Instagram filter of life, right? So it's like I just don't care and I would never watch it like. You know there are like full on studios that would that would like that's where like there's full on studios and I know that like some of my some I have like friends who are Instagram like you know e -girls and shit and they tell me like they take they take a picture in Instagram like they're on they're in a private jet or like on the boat with that's all fake. Yeah, it's all that's all fake. Yeah. Yeah, it's all fake. It's it's yeah. Yeah here there's a guy who rents out his jet for Instagram models. So he'll rent out the jet. Yeah, they're coming to the tarmac take photos. Yeah. Yeah, and literally literally there's there's a lot of a lot of jet owners or speedboat owners or boats or yachts or whatever they say people just want to go there take videos with them. Like like fucking opening champagne and shit and ruining dirtying up their whole oh God the world. Yeah, I hate it. Number one says Red Dead 2 reveal was also two years prior to release. So yeah, you were probably thinking of those deep dives. I don't track that too much. I only do with GTA.
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"Welcome to Available Worldwide, the podcast by, for, and about the accompanying partners of the U .S. Foreign Service. Hello and welcome to Available Worldwide. I'm Stephanie Anderson here today with Shumali Ray Ross. Thank you so much for being here, Shumali. Thank you so much for having me, Stephanie. So Shumali, first we're going to get started with some quickfire questions, but before we get into that, could you just tell us in a few words what you do? I am an international health and DEI expert. I'm also an intercultural life and leadership and health coach. I'm a speaker and I combine both of it to be a fusion health and development person. And I'm sure you're much, much more than that as well, but we'll get into that as we go. Okay, great. Where are you currently located and who do you live with? I'm currently located in Atlanta, Georgia, and I live with my awesome daughter. Okay. And I know you've been attached to the Foreign Service for many years, but what countries have you lived in around the world? So I have lived in Indonesia twice, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, while my husband was in Pakistan. So it was an unaccompanied post. I've lived in South Africa and the U .S. twice. We've been evacuated twice out of Indonesia, which is quite an experience. And my husband currently is in Ethiopia and I am in Atlanta, as I mentioned. What three words might your best friend use to describe you? I think my best friend would say I'm courageous, tenacious, and definitely a nurturer. And what would you say is your superpower? My superpower is that I am very inclusive and I like to make everyone feel like they belong. And then the last question, and I love that you chose this question, but how are you doing for real? So I chose this question because I like to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. And I think if you ask me today, I'm doing extremely well. But if you asked me yesterday, I'd say I wasn't doing that well. And I think that's just the virtue of being a human. So some days are good and some days are not so good, but I take the blessings and the gratitude of the good days. And I think I learned from the not so good days. So that's how I'm doing for real. So, Shimali, I know that you, as I mentioned before, have been attached to the Foreign Service for a number of years now. Do you know about how many years? Yeah, I actually calculated it because I knew you were going to ask me that question. So it's actually 19 years. 18 years. Wow. And now you have transitioned to the U .S., to Atlanta. How has that transition been for you? I actually think it's been the toughest transition for me. And I've been asked this question, why the toughest, since I've lived in seven countries. I think it's been the toughest because, one, it wasn't a transition that we planned on. It was an unexpected transition because it was because of a health reason that we had to make this transition. It's a transition because I am here without a school or a job or an embassy affiliation. I didn't know the A of Atlanta or the G of Georgia. So everything about it is new. And so I think the first year was very tough. We left our daughter here as an 18 -year -old to go to undergrad and expected her to be an adult. And then when she became an adult, we expected her to become a child with me being her caretaker. So I think the first year was very tough, but I'm now pulling on all my sub -superpowers, which is the grit, the determination, the courage, and the resilience to learn to call Atlanta my home. You mentioned when you moved back to the U .S., when we were talking a little bit earlier, you mentioned that moving back to the U .S., your goal was to work again in public health and that you really met some challenges due to the years you spent overseas getting back into that career. Can you talk a little bit about that and how that's led to where you're at in your career now? Yeah, I think my journey being an EFM is no different from any other person's journey. I think my husband and I made a decision in our career. In fact, I was the primary person in our career. I joined USAID as a personal services contractor in the late 1990s. And it was a rare phenomena for the woman to be going and the husband to be joining and giving up their career with a 15 -month -old baby. And I was well regarded by all the security guards who remembered us when my husband went back as the Foreign Service Officer. But, you know, it was after two evacuations, we decided that my husband would join the Foreign Service and take the exam and I would accompany. I don't like the trailing or the following because we all, you know, accompany our spouses or we become members of households. And with that comes, you know, sacrifices of reinventing ourselves or taking gaps in our careers or coming back to our home countries to take care of our parents or our significant, you know, others or our loved ones. And it gets very difficult in the work environment when we come back to our home countries to find work because it's difficult to explain those gaps. Plus, it's very difficult unless we are gung -ho career people to have continuity with the same organization. So if I had worked for the same organization from country to country, which is impossible and for most of us, I didn't have that relationship with that organization. So when I came back, I had, even though I had worked for Global Fund and WHO and the State Department, I just didn't have either the continuity of time frame or the continuity in country. I just, you know, what you saw on my resume is what you got. And even though I have two masters from Columbia and all the credentialing, it just didn't matter. And I was very fortunate to have all the interviews, but I just ended up feeling terrible, like most EFMs do when they come back is like, whatever we did was not good enough. And I could never pull on my lived experience of transitioning my family through seven countries and doing all the things we do. Whatever I did, I couldn't build on that lived experience and I just couldn't make it. And I think this is what the challenge that I went through, even with all my education. I grew up with multiple languages, including English. I just, and from Columbia, with one of the best schools, I just couldn't hack finding a job. And I got up one day at two o 'clock in the morning and I just said to my husband, I said, you know, I can't do this anymore. And he said, can't this wait? And I was like, no, it can't. And I said, you know, I just can't do it. And he's like, I said, I'm going back to school because I said, where is a person? I said, actually a woman, but it, you know, I'm a gender person. I it's neutral for anybody. I said, where is a person's lived experiences taken into account? And I went back to school to become a coach because I felt that a person's lived experiences needs to be taken into account in the job market. And as EFMs, this is where we really need to advocate for our voices to be heard into the job. I'm still hoping to be that employer to take that voice into account. I am employed now to be able to have that voice heard. And I have got back into that space. And you were mentioning that you recently landed a consulting job and that you're approaching it with a coaching mindset. Yeah. Yeah. So you're able to blend what you learned from coaching into that consulting background. So I was very fortunate when I came to, you know, and it's a hard thing because I went to coach. So I went back to school and that was one of the things. So when I came back to the US, I think we always hear it's a doom and gloom story repatriating back to the US. And it isn't a doom and gloom story. It is a doom and gloom story. And it is a doom and gloom story. If you are. I didn't even know what this concept, Stephanie, means is foreign born. We are all foreign. I have friends of mine who are not foreign born, who feel they're foreign when they come back home. You know, some don't because they have homes and they come back all the time. But there are many who do not belong to Washington, D .C. or Virginia and landed back in Washington, D .C. and Virginia and feel that they are foreign back in the US after being living abroad most of their lives. So it doesn't mean because you're a person of color or you're something else. We all are. Many of us are foreign when we come back. But, you know, for me, for example, who was not born in the US and had lived abroad for nearly 20 years, you know, I came back right pre -COVID. It was freezing. My neighbors wouldn't talk to me. You know, I had two kids who were in my daughter had become a local student from Agnes Scott where she went to college. She didn't have a graduation. You know, my son had five months left of school to finish. I mean, it was a it was a nightmare on a many fronts. So my first job was to get my family situated. Then it was to focus on me. And I think one of the things I would tell people COVID or no COVID is you need to sit reflect. If it's a good experience, enjoy the experience. If for me it was like to just wallow in where I was, you know, just wallow in it, give yourself that space and the grace to say this is where I am. It's not the best situation because unless you give yourself that space and grace, how can you hold that space and grace for your family? You can't. And then just get on with it. And for me, I felt I had been at a positive 10 and now I was at a negative 10. You know, I was freezing. It was, you know, just like we were all together in this constricted space, dealing with everybody's constricted mindset, you know, and I sort of felt I had lost my purpose and I have never lived without purpose. I've been very fortunate to have a very strong role models, women role models and my mother who said to me, you know, you were born, you know, to make a difference and you were born to have a purpose and to feel suddenly I had lost my purpose was like I'd lost my radar. And I think that time to wallow and that time to have space and grace made me realize that actually my purpose had sort of fallen in that sort of space and that the thing that I have lost was actually was just buried. And once I discovered, rediscovered my purpose, I realized that the two things that make me most happy are to be of service and to learn. Well, Covid wasn't the best time to be of service. The only person I could be of service was to myself and to my family. But what I could do was to learn. And so I took a pause. I explored, I took the science of well -being, happiness, which was offered by Yale. I did a gender -based violence. I mean, that's my area along with public health from John Hopkins. I did both my certifications on health and on leadership and health and wellness. I did a transformative coaching course. I did a whole bunch of courses and sort of upgraded my skills. And the more I studied and the more I learned, the happier I felt. And so I focused sort of on my personal happiness and the happier I got, I sort of was able to hold more space for my family. It sounds like all that learning kind of re -inspired you and reinvigorated you as well. Like it's sort of that interesting chicken and egg thing where when you're not doing anything and you feel stuck and you are wallowing in it, it's hard to get out of that. And then when you do start moving forward, things really start sort of compounding in a good way. You know, it inspires you to make more changes and add more things to your plate, essentially. And I also, you know, we instituted little things like we had family dinners, everybody did their own thing. We had family dinners. You know, I tried to find other people in the foreign service community who we had been in Indonesia together, so we couldn't meet, but we could talk on the telephone. So we tried to find like a virtual community. I got onto Nextdoor. You know, I tried to find I got onto Sietar, which is this cultural, you know, I tried to find so my way of dealing with it was to create a virtual community because it was such a socially isolating period for everyone. But also, I knew that for me, community was so important. I couldn't go back to India. There was so much loss as well happening. And all you were hearing was negativity, that it was a way of maintaining positivity in one's life and networking. Sort of reconnecting with people I worked with in the past. And that's how I actually landed up getting my consultancy in Atlanta, because I reached out to a woman who I'd worked with in USAID many years ago, and she put me in touch with somebody at CARE. And there was nothing at that point. But nine months later, I got when I came to Atlanta, I had a message on my phone saying, are you interested in a consultancy with CARE? So it sounds like you really keep coming back to that idea of community and networking and finding other people. This might be an obvious question, but if there's other EFMs out there who are feeling really stuck and sort of stuck in the wallowing phase, do you have any advice for them apart from possibly finding a community? Any other steps that they might take to get themselves out of that stuck phase? So I think, you know, I mean, there are a few it depends a lot on your personality, right? I also recommend some people like to journal. I meditate a lot. Some people like to meditate. Some people like to pray. One of the things that I also recommend to people, you know, you don't have to be in this alone. It helps. I'm an ambivert. I used to be an extrovert. I'm not an extrovert. If you're an introvert, it's harder, you know, to reach out to people. But if you're at post, there are a lot of resources there. You don't have to. Nobody has to know that you're reaching out. But I always I have a clinical psychology background. Please reach out to some men if you need mental health support. There is no shame in asking for help. So please seek out any kind of support that you need. And there is so much support both at post and in the U .S. You don't have to do. Nobody has to do it alone. We were talking a little bit earlier, you and I were, about the practical advice and support that we sometimes don't get when we first become EFMs as it relates to our future careers and how those might evolve. And we were talking about clearances and non -competitive eligibility. Looking back at your career, are there any steps or things you would have done differently had you known about them in the past? I think the Department of State does a fabulous job in and I say this because I worked for USAID and for the Department of State. I worked for in Indonesia. I worked for the HR department on onboarding and I was the EFM point person. And so I know what a fabulous job the State Department does in preparing spouses who are coming out and first term officers, other officers. And these are the job opportunities. Please apply for them. And it's something that I wish USAID and other agencies would do more of and there would be more collaboration between the agencies. I've been now an EFM for 19 years and I wish I had known more or my agency, which is my husband's sponsoring agency USAID, had informed us more about non -competitive eligibility or what are the jobs that we could have applied for. I think if many of us would have known this, then when we came back to Washington, we would have had more opportunities for jobs. And as you advance in the number of years that you've been in the Foreign Service, you have that much more of an advantage when you come back to the U .S. to have access to jobs that you would normally not have. So I definitely recommend and it's my plea to EFM starting off, take advantage, whether you're with the Department of State or with other agencies such as USAID or CDC, please take advantage of the opportunities that are there. It may seem a job that doesn't match your qualifications. It doesn't matter because in the long term, when you come back and you will come back home and you will be looking for work, you will have so many more opportunities if you have put in the requirement number of years that will serve you well once you're back. And also, please go for your clearance because it took me 36 months to get my clearance and partly because I was foreign born as well. But once you have your clearance, it stays with you for the tenure of your time in the Foreign Service.
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Monday deals are booming today and if Amazon is one of your stops you'll probably get those packages pretty quickly Wall Street Journal reports last year more US homes than ever received packages delivered by Amazon. Dana Mattioli is with the Wall Street Journal she joined us earlier to talk about how Amazon was able to run right over FedEx and UPS. What's remarkable here is that Amazon has sped up its delivery significantly so it's not surprising now to get a package that you ordered from Amazon the same day or the next day and they're able to do that profitably because they've gotten closer to where consumers live they're able to ship those packages very economically. Since the pandemic Amazon has doubled the size of its delivery network. Sports at 25 and 55. Powered by Red River. Technology decisions Darn black and white. Think red. George, so a couple days to digest what happened over the Thanksgiving holiday. Hey what is coach Rivera saying now? Yeah now it's a different role for him as he's now the defensive play caller attending different meetings and so on and so forth so he gets back to work and the defense may well have a new voice that's for sure come Wednesday when the team gets back to practice. As far as the stretch run here what he wants to see growth from here on Well out? just for the most part for the team in general. I mean again you want to see these guys continue to grow continue to get better football players and do the things that you know they can and they're capable of and just really refine those things and see if we can create some opportunities to make some big things happen. And they get the Dolphins coming in town on Sunday. Commanders now in last place in the NFC East thanks to the Giants winning and sweeping Washington. So they're in the the bottom division. of Tonight bears Vikings on Monday night football. 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The crash now on the right shoulder near Backlick Road. new A one just dispatched southbound near Dale City might wind up on the left side, but can't quite see it yet. And then southbound through Marine Corps Base Quantico, there appears to be a fire rescue response crowding the rightmost lane beyond exit 148. Northbound traffic tends to be a little heavy on the Monday after a holiday and so it is today. Although volume delays are relatively brief, it'll be slower with a mix of through travelers and commuters
A highlight from 2023 Fraser Valley Reformed Evangelism Conference - Day 1
"Okay, so Erin, you gave me an hour and a half. 10 minutes. So we ran through that. I hope I didn't bore in near you. So maybe I just leave it to the floor. Do you want to leave it open to questions for a bit? Okay, and then I don't know who's leading it. Lane, are you? Okay, there we go. Okay, Lane is one of the first ones, not the first ones, but one of these men that I think I kind of mentored and taught. Not long ago, no, we won't talk about that. It's more than 18 years ago. Any Okay. questions, thoughts? Yeah. So do you have an office in the church? Is the church open all day only? Well, that's, I had my office, my office was in my home, so I didn't have an office there and I did try to meet there or go there, but it didn't really work out. Pastor Eric, when he started, he had his office in the church, but the problem is, as a pastor, is that you can't just be, have somebody walking in all the time because you need the time to be able to prepare for Sunday for the preaching, so that became more difficult. So now that we have Michael as a full -time admission worker, he has an office in the church, and so now people can come and he counsels people within the church, and so that's really, really helpful and really good. So if you're able to do that, have somebody in the church, I think that would be helpful. Just to be able to say to the community, the church is open and now there's somebody here who you can talk with, who you can talk to. John? I'm interested in this woman from Cameroon. You mentioned that she sings sometimes in her language. English. She sings in English. I guess she comes from the English part of Cameroon, so Cameroon is a French part and an English part. So how does that fit with our genuine tunes? Well, you want to hear songs about Theseus and in the tree. Those are the type of songs that you would often be. It'll be songs that would kind of write the story, the Bible, the biblical stories, quite simple songs, beautiful songs, I don't know. I would say they would be totally appropriate for the worship service, but nevertheless, what these songs do is they tell a story and usually there's some kind of a moral teaching that comes with it. I'll crawl over to that, is how do they feel about when they come in sing and they the Geneva song? Yep, interesting question. We have different reactions. Those who have become members of the church, they don't change it. They don't change it because we love it that we're singing scripture. And that's a strange one for most of us because I kind of have an inclination saying, well, you know what, that's kind of hard to speak it, have some easier music. They will say this. They say when we first come, it's a challenge. So they're honest in that sense. It is a challenge, but we come to appreciate that we're singing scripture, which is a really interesting economy. Michael tells me, he says, I first came, he says, the songs, I thought they were boring and they were kind of deadening. So I talked to somebody in John MacArthur's church about that and he said, you know what? He says, just embrace the fact that you're singing in the scripture. He says, and that was the best advice I got. I came back and it's a whole different attitude towards singing. So there is a challenge to that. So I'm not sure whether we should simply say, oh, don't do anything about it. Can we make Geneva tunes? It's something that might be a little easier for newcomers. I really don't, I don't know if that helps because at the same time, a lot of these people don't know the other hymns either. People come in off the street and they say, what kind of tunes are you singing? And then after a while it grows on them and they say, wow, what are we? Yeah, they really appreciate it. It might take them a while. I'm gonna tell a story about a lady that's, that left us because she's singing, went to another church, joined the church, became baptized, and now it's coming back to us again because you realize that the singing isn't everything because she's missing the things that she has here in our church.
Fresh "18 Years" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Don't let the CFO make operational decisions
"In this episode I speak to Kurt Uhler who is a serial and parallel entrepreneur. We discuss his experience with disruptive technologies including his involvement in a company that grew from $85 million to $1 .44 billion in annual revenue in just 10 years. He emphasises the need to embrace uncertainty and find value in unconventional places. Listen to this conversation where we discuss the importance of considering risk when making decisions about disruptive technology. We also highlight the need for expertise and unbiased opinions in decision -making processes to avoid unbound risks. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. What's that like, weddings and birthdays? And the rest of the time you just watch the young 'uns? I watch the young 'uns do it. I have other activities, yes. Tell us a bit about you. I've been a serial and parallel entrepreneur since I was 14. And I say that I started a couple brick and mortar companies then but I also started working for 14 due to some mischief. I've always been in high -growth technology companies and so many people probably know my background due to a little company called Navtech or Navigation Technologies. It's now called Hear Technology. It was all of the car navigation systems globally really for years. And so up until about 2012, 2015, car navigation systems, all the navigation on phones, Microsoft Flight Simulator, I have a shelf behind me even though we're on audio, that we help rebuild how games like Microsoft Flight Simulator are built. So that was kind of the linchpin for 11 different industries at the time. Think about how much we saw mapping and traffic data come into all of our lives from 2000 until about 2010. It just changed everything. That's pretty cool. So did you set up that company then? I did not. Actually, none of us that were there at the time set it up. It was when I joined, it was probably about an 18 -year -old company. And so I did rise through the ranks of there pretty well. But it had been kind of a research and development house out of Phillips Electronics out of Europe. They had put in about $800 million into it because Phillips was a big player in electronics back in the day, still is, but in car navigation systems. And they only did about $85 million a year in revenue. I say only, that's big for a lot of companies. But in 10 years, we grew it from $85 million a year in revenue to $1 .44 billion a year in annual revenue, which was a fun ride for just 10 years. Crazy. That sounds really cool. So you've led Disruptive Technologies. So is that different from your standard type of business? Is there some special juice or knowledge that you need to have? You have to be okay with uncertainty and looking for value in places that others do not. And so if we stay with that company, I've been part of Disruptive Technology in many industries at this point, building some of the marketing technology that we all use today. But at that company, the lion's share of their revenue was from automotive. And it was very clear. So they had the value proposition for whether or not you had maps in the car navigation system for just Germany or just UK. And so that was very clear. And then as data kind of evolved, well, it wasn't too much of a far leap. It was kind of normal technology. I'd say evolution to say, well, instead of just having a CD in a car, now you have a DVD where you could have maps for all of Europe in there, but you don't drive through all of Europe. So there wasn't that much there. But when people came out with a cell phone, they started saying, hey, well, we'd like to use this not for routing a consumer, but for optimizing our UPS logistics trucks as they're delivering things. Well, that's a completely different use case. And then even further than that, my team ended up inventing the core technology that ended up leading into Garmin watches and now tracking of our runs and our bike rides on our Apple watches. Well, that's not at all related to routing a car from Berlin to Frankfurt. And so that's what disruptive technology looks like. So the traditional business was there was this multi -decade business that just said, oh, it's routing cars. But then when somebody says, I'd like to track a run on my watch and using your data and your software, how much do we pay for that? Well, nobody in the core part of the company knew how to have those conversations because they were used to thinking in the automotive industry. And so that's what disruptive technology looks like, whether it's that or the initial rolling out of social media or some of the things we're seeing today with like AI.
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A highlight from The Hobo CEO podcast episode 5 with Angie Giltner Best-Selling Author, Master Coach & Business Booster
"Hello, and welcome to the Hobo CEO podcast, where we're talking all things business and entrepreneurship, including the highs and lows with a sprinkle of neurodiversity for good measure. I'm your host, Shay Wiesel, neurodivergent serial entrepreneur, personal and business coach, author, researcher, and most importantly, a mother to one beautiful little human being. This podcast is all about sharing the entrepreneurial journey, as well as tips, tricks and advice from my guests to help you become the business owner and entrepreneur you've always imagined you could be. And you definitely can be that person. But before we get started, I'd like to acknowledge the beautiful lands on which I live and work, the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. And I pay my respects to elders past, present, and to all First Nations people that are listening today. So let's get started. Today's guest is just so amazing. And I am so lucky to have met her and to really have the privilege of just learning so much from this wonderful person who is Angie Giltner, I hope I've said your last name wrong, I normally say them wrong. Angie and I met through the Fempire program. And so I'm lucky enough to meet with her every week. She's one of our master coaches. And she's based in America, which is my goal to spread all of the work that I do across the United States since I've met Angie and others from the US. And so I'm so glad to have her on the show. I'm apologizing now if I slip up a few times because it is 5 .30 in the morning here and we have had a rocky week of sick family people. So I haven't had my coffee yet. So if I'm not on point, then you'll just have to laugh your way through this podcast. So welcome to the show, Angie. I'm so pleased you could join me. Oh, Shay, thank you so much. That was such a lovely introduction. And I just admire and respect everything that you're doing. I think you're just such a lovely person. And I'm honored to be a guest on your podcast today. Thank you. And I know we had so much fun on your podcast. And it's great to be able to return the favor and to share these opportunities. Could you tell our listeners a little bit about your work and what led you to being an entrepreneur in the space of courage building? Because it's such an important topic, I think, especially as we've come out of such a traumatic three years. Yes, yes. So thank you very much. So back in 2013, I was actually working for a nonprofit, and I was onboarding someone who I was going to be supervising. And at this point, I had had 18 years of experience with three college degrees. And this particular person who was being onboarded was fresh out of college, and I was there once too. So it's nothing against that. But I found out that the executive director was offering him $3 ,000 a year more than what I was making. And I was like, um, okay, like, I'm not okay with this. So I went to the CEO, and I said, what is going on? Why? Why is he being offered three grand more? I have all this more experience, I have more college degrees, and I'm the supervisor. And he looked me dead square in the face and said, That's all you're worth. Uh huh. So much like many women, I created my business out of adversity, because I was never ever going to have somebody tell me ever again, that's all you're worth. Oh my gosh. And it I'm telling you the way that I felt in that moment, I never want anybody to ever feel like I felt in that moment, because it was awful. It was truly awful. And then whenever he found out I was becoming an entrepreneur, because I started my business in four days, I got I mean, literally four days, that's how driven and motivated I was. And so when he found out I was becoming an entrepreneur, he left me a voicemail message and said that he would gladly accept my resume back whenever I failed. And I kept that voicemail for five years, and I used it as motivation during challenging times or whenever I started to waver or question my decision, because I did start my business in haste. I mean, four days. I don't recommend that, because I had to learn a lot of lessons very quickly and the hard way. And in the long run, I mean, because of the way I did it, it ended up costing me time and money that I could have avoided, but very much lessons learned. And then at the five year mark, I finally just had to delete that email because it was no longer serving me a purpose. And so now, I mean, and obviously it took a lot of courage to do that, right? Like I had to walk away from a very stable career. I was making really good money, but I just was never ever going to let somebody tell me that's all you're worth ever again. And so now I teach female entrepreneurs how to do the same. And I have, as Shay said, I am a master coach. I'm FEMPIRE certified master coach, and I'm proud to say that I'm the catalyst of bringing FEMPIRE to the United States. And I am the only master coach of FEMPIRE in the entire world. And I'm super proud of that fact. And I have the privilege of coaching women literally from all over the world and meeting wonderful coaches just like Shay. And yeah, I just I love what I do so much. I just can't help but smile whenever I think about what I get to do on a regular basis. And if you saw Angie right now, her smile, her whole face lights up when she smiles. It's just you just feel like you're you've come home. It's so gorgeous. And what a horrific story. I'm still shocked that that well, I shouldn't be shocked because the gender pay gap is still huge around the world and, you know, men tell you it doesn't exist anymore. But it's so not true. But it's interesting that you like how your business came out of anger and distress and shock because that's how my business started as well, even though I like I'd struggled a lot throughout my working career because of my dyslexia. But I'd moved to this regional community to work with Aboriginal communities across Victoria. Well, this out of Victoria. And I'd been there for six weeks and something happened, might have been eight weeks. And my then manager, actually, no, sorry, it was longer. But anyway, my then manager terminated me on the spot because of my dyslexia, even though I disclosed it. Because it was within the six month probation period, you can be terminated in Australia. I don't know what it's like in America, but you can be terminated on the spot and there's nothing you can do about it if you haven't made probation. And I remember sitting by the beautiful Murray River up north of Victoria and crying to my mum saying, I can't do this anymore, Mum, I've got to do something different. And that was the turning point for me. But it's so sad that we have to have such a horrific experience to end up transitioning into things that we love. Yes. Oh, yes. And it's so interesting because I would venture to guess that at least 75 percent of the women who I have coached over the last 10 years have started their business out of some type of adversity. And it's quite disheartening. But on the flip side of things, to watch women step into their own power and take control of their lives in monumental ways and earn a living that they would have never been able to earn if they were stuck in corporate somewhere, you know, and because, you know, the earning potential is just unlimited when you're an entrepreneur. And so that to me is just it's so exciting because it really does in a way, because I'm so grateful of the way that people who have, whether it's a unique challenge or are of a minority status or something like that, the way that we are viewed and treated and respected and compensated, like I'm trying so hard to change that in the world and just fighting for so much equality for everybody. I mean, across the board, everybody. There's so many things you just touched on there. It's that I could never, I could never imagine earning what I'm aiming to earn now if I was in a paid job working in a not -for -profit, because that's where I like my most of my career has been in health and not -for -profit. And, you know, you would hit a glass ceiling of 150 to 200 ,000, probably, where in my business planning for the business, I'm way beyond that. And sometimes I think, is this delusional? No. My counsellor said to me, you know, is that delusional or is that attainable? I said, I'm not sure, but you've got to have, you've got to have a mark or a vision of where you want your business to be. And I think that's really exciting because I have it written and I know what my target is. And, you know, until I started Vempire, I would never have thought about going to America. But my vision was being a global leader, an influencer. And I have an international following from different things. But it was through Vempire that I went, well, you know what, now we're talking to people in America. That's because Australia is so slow at supporting dyslexic adults. And there's so many of us that are entrepreneurs. But, yeah, that opportunity to go global has only just really started to resonate. And it's amazing. And it is an exciting lifestyle. Yes. Yes, very much. There's a lot to be said for being able to be in control of each and every day, you know. And so if the kiddos get sick, you just, it's much more easy to shift and make those adjustments than if you are working in the nonprofit world or in corporate. Yeah. And it's just nice to know that we have those flexibilities and we have those freedoms. And now there are still things that need to get done. Right. Like, you know, that's like being up at five thirty in the morning. And I said, the more I make, the more I do in America, the earlier it's going to get. Yes. And I'm the opposite. I'm a night owl. So it's nothing for me to be on at 10 p .m. or 10 or 11 p .m. at night because I prefer the evening over the daytime. And yes. So, you know, yes, my husband is often going to bed without me because I'm in the office working, but doing what I love. So it's it's worth it for me. So how can we go from because this is the topic we're going to talk about is ordinary to extraordinary, which is so exciting. And I know you've been presenting and talking about this at home, at your home, in your home. And how do we not think it's delusional to have financial goals that we want to achieve, especially when we're in startup and we're not we might not be making any money at all or the money might be really sporadic. You know, at the end of last year, I had a really great run and it really convinced me that the path I was on was right. But since then, money has been very, very small. And so how do we go from from that phase of startup and not just the phase of startup, but, you know, feeling like we're really quite ordinary and why are we doing this to becoming as extraordinary as you, Angie? So it really I mean, it does boil down and I'm going to give some real clear strategies before we part ways today. But I want to ask you in the audience some questions and just the reflective questions to really sit in with yourself and ask yourself, do you believe that you can achieve success in any situation? Do you believe that with every fiber of your being, can you stand firm in your confidence and say, absolutely, I know that I can achieve success in any situation? And then why do you believe that we're going to go even the next layer deeper? Why do you believe that you can achieve success in any situation? And if you've said no, you've already you've already thought yourself small and you have already put a limit to your growth. OK, and that's a topic where we can talk about that for days. But we're only going to talk about the positive. We're only going to talk about moving from ordinary to extraordinary. So I want you even if you have to fake it for right now, I just want you to to literally stop what you're doing and think to yourself, I can achieve success in any situation. And I believe that because and what is your because? And it could be because you want it so bad that you can feel it, you can taste it, you can just like almost grab it within your soul. You want it that badly. Or it could be I want to help so many people and it's what gets me up in the morning. And so in order for me to help other people, I have to achieve success in every situation so that I can help the next person and the next person and the next person. And then you have to get rid of all of those messages of people who have ever told you that's all you're worth, you are not good enough, you are not smart enough, you don't have what it takes because that's their opinion. And just because that's their opinion, that doesn't make it true. And I want you to think about it like this. Some people look at a beautiful sunset with bright, vibrant colors and they just relish in the beauty of that bright, vibrant sunset. And someone else will look at that very same sunset and all they will think about is pollution because it's the pollution that causes those bright, vibrant colors in a sunset. So you have a choice of, you know, you can either choose to see the pollution or you can choose to see the beauty. And that is a choice that you and only you alone can make for yourself. There are days that it's easier than others, just depending on what you have going on. Like Shay said, she had a good run of it, you know, towards the end of last year. And now she's not necessarily as happy with the way, you know, things are going. But the next sunset, the next beautiful sunset is coming and you just have to believe it. And I'm not professing that this is easy. And this is where working with a mentor, a coach, a therapist, somebody to help you, an with that powerful mindset can make all the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary. There are some other things that you can do to really believe that you can achieve success in any situation and that you have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Now, I know that might sound strange, but you do it all the time and you don't even realize it. And I'm going to prove it to you. So when you exercise, how often do you like the next day or later that day, you're like, I can't even sit down to pee. My muscles hurt so bad, right? You purposefully got yourself uncomfortable to make a positive change in your life, right? Like whenever you, you know, it's your birthday and you're going to indulge on, maybe you're going to eat some things that you normally wouldn't eat. You're going to maybe overindulge with some drinking that you maybe wouldn't do on a regular basis. And you're purposefully going to get yourself uncomfortable, but for a really good reason, because you're celebrating you. You're celebrating the special day that that is for you. And so we do it to ourselves all the time. It's just how we think about it. And so getting comfortable being uncomfortable means learning and growing and stretching and challenging your mindset.
A highlight from Simon Harman: Chainflip - Native cross-chain AMM
"Welcome to Epicenter, the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Felix, and today I'm speaking with Simon Harmon, who is the CEO and founder of Chainflip. Chainflip is a cross -chain decentralized exchange and messaging protocol. Welcome to Epicenter, Simon. So glad to have you here. Likewise, Felix. Thanks very much for having me. Right, so I introduced it a little bit like what Chainflip is already. We're going to obviously talk about that a lot. But as is customary on Epicenter, we like to start a little bit with the history of the guests, how they found their way into crypto. I think for you, it is quite an interesting journey with like many contributions already to like cryptography and crypto economics in general. So like, yeah, why don't you tell us a little bit how you fell into the crypto rabbit hole? Yeah, sure. You know, crypto has been a part of my entire adult life. I just turned 27, but I bought Bitcoin in high school in my last year. Wow, that's coming on for a decade now. That's crazy. And I can't believe that. Yeah, I guess me and my best friend were very interested in politics and economics and things at a very young age. And for some reason, you know, also being very into video games and such and developed a lot of stuff around Minecraft and other games as well. A lot of websites and things like that. That was kind of my high school job. So I don't know, Bitcoin just kind of spoke to us when we were young. And through all the money I was making from website development into Bitcoin for reasons which elude me even today. So, but, you know, that obviously kicked off a massive journey, you know, started university and Ethereum came out and was margin trading on Poloniex at 18 years old. And, you know, this crazy, you know, things for young people to be doing, I guess, but we were kind of crazy. So it makes sense. But I guess, you know, my journey as a crypto founder, I guess, really started after university when I turned when I was 21. And I was very interested in the privacy space, especially at the time, obviously still am. But yeah, the idea of, you know, deploying blockchain networks to do stuff off chain, so to speak, was always something that I thought was quite appealing. And something that people weren't really doing, especially at that time. And so founded a project called Loki, now called Oxen, where we spent, we have spent the last almost six years developing. The main product that we've been developing on top of this network is called Session. It's a secure messaging app, uses similar encryption to Signal, but it's all deployed on a fully decentralised network backed up by about 1200 independently run service nodes, they're called, like validators, basically. And we have like this sharded distributed storage system. And I think we're coming up on like five million downloads now. I think about 800 ,000 monthly active users. So, you know, after many years of development and a lot of pain. Now, finally starting to see this get adopted in all sorts of crazy ways. There was, you know, the Iranian protest movement last year that really kicked off the adoption of Session and, you know, getting random emails from like the Swiss government saying, oh, hey, guys, I just wanted to say like, we're all using this and enjoying it. So thanks. Keep up the good work. Which, yeah, after so many years of developing in the bear market and, you know, having a lot of struggles to go through as a result is really awesome to see. I'm not involved on a day to day basis anymore in that project. Still being run by my co -founders, Chris, Key and Josh down in Melbourne, Australia. But a couple of years ago, I moved here to Berlin to take on Chain Flip.
A highlight from Arcana - Making Web3 Accessible
"This is the brave new coin crypto conversation hosted by Andy Pickering hi everyone Andy Pickering here I'm your host and welcome to the crypto conversation a brave new coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future and the Bitcoin blockchain and cryptocurrency space hey folks it is clear that DeFi is continuing to drive innovation and growth in the crypto space the crypto conversation sponsor Bitgett has dived deep into DeFi with the recent evolution of the Bitgett wallet a self -custody multi -chain DeFi wallet you can think of the Bitgett wallet as the integration of some of the best parts of decentralized finance or DeFi with the Bitgett exchange centralized finance or CeFi structure and it's more than just secure storage one of the most important aspects of the web3 Bitgett wallet is Bitgett swap which supports tokens from more than 90 different blockchains and offers cross -chain compatibility across 17 different chains. Bitgett swap aggregates liquidity across a hundred DEXs and leverages intelligent routing mechanisms to provide users with the best trading prices across different protocols so try the Bitgett wallet download the app today I've put a link in the show notes or just go to web3 .bitgett .com all right well thank you to Bitgett and now it is on with the show my guest today is Amaya Relikar. Amaya is the co -founder and CEO of Acana the web3 adoption and integration network of course the mission is to make web3 more accessible through developer tools and SDKs that enable developers to build user 3 web 3 applications welcome to the show Amaya Hey Andy thanks so much for having me here today. It is a pleasure look Amaya let's do what we do at the be good to hear some of your personal and professional backstory what have you been doing in the lead -up to co -founding Acana sure I've actually been working in tech for the past 18 years now I've founded two companies in the past both did see great success but I will save that for another podcast but I've basically like always worked in tech since I graduated college and to me the fact software basically enamored me from a very from the very early days and the fact that it's basically faster reproduction from one user to another user of a service or a digital product is almost zero was what I really really liked so and it was clear to me that this is where I wanted to work and I did so until 2017 when I discovered crypto and blockchains and to me this is my almost like my second revolution where it became clear to me that the rest of my career I was going to work in this space and that's that's what I've been doing ever since fantastic well tell us the origin story then for Acana how did how did you and your team yeah come together to decide to build Acana absolutely my co -founders are essentially these two guys I hired in specifically picked out and and got on board and I told the company where we were here that we should get these guys to work with us because I really felt that they were extremely smart and thoughtful people and okay so fast forward a couple of years and then we were working together and in 2019 is when I quit my job I got both of these days to quit their job and we decided to in the three space I mean back then this was pretty nineteen it wasn't even part of the blockchain crypto and how it all started was with us building infrastructure and most specifically decentralized storage back in 2019 we were able to kind of quickly take to market proof of concept and that is when we realized that nobody cared about different image storage and we were left a little God's night trying to wonder you know where it all went wrong because we were so certain that we were on the right path everything made sense and so but then we decided to kind of force ahead we ended up dogfooding all the tech we built and we built browser extension this was a simple browser extension product it was called skizzle what skizzle could do was allow you to send end -to -end encrypted attachments to write in your email without altering your emails and everything flows whatsoever and this was a cool little product and this was something that you know people were really liking we were getting some validation not exactly part of market fit but something close and but in the process of doing so we went like fairly deep into areas of applied photography and and that's what we felt like you know a lot of things that we built for skizzle could be generalized and we we went back to the platform player that was basically how I can also all right thank you and so I suppose now it's funny you should say that you know you you started out building a decentralized file storage and then realized that yeah there was perhaps less of a market for that than people might have thought especially yeah yeah two or three years ago so you then pivoted to I suppose building products and infrastructure for other developers to build out web3 so I suppose you maybe we could talk about three of those products I know there's the send it there's gasless and and there's auth isn't there yeah yeah exactly so auth was the first product that we put out earlier this year it's been a real labor of love for us we've been extremely deliberate with our tech the way we've architected things the security involved and we believe rightly so some some others do like to remind us that we've taken our own sweet time and missed timing markets etc but we honestly believe that we we've absolutely done the right thing especially by our customers in taking our time to build out our entire sort of like backend and also the first product or is this is a b2b offering it's a developer tool essentially an SDK that developers can integrate into their apps and once they do so their users can simply log into these apps with just their email or social account and the arcana network gives these users a non -custodial wallet right into the this app and basically means that these users don't have to install third -party extensions have to worry about you know what seed phrases are any of those sorts of things so there's a whole bunch of use cases especially in consumer apps such as like games and NFT projects and all of these sorts of places where people are looking to expand beyond this like you know the standard set of crypto savvy or crypto native users and basically grow that by and try and get more and more people from perhaps web tool to come on board and start using these sort of applications so that's where Arc fits in.
A highlight from Gert Jan Segers
"Oh, personal cathedral. A respect of life and blood, for the cake that you have made, and the cake that you have made. Cake and cake. Christian Segers. Good day, and what do you want to do today? Yes, what do you want to do today? Well, I am in a vision of nouns, curses of life. Very interesting, because you live next door to a camera, and there is light coming from here, and I am talking has Hold on to it, here I am looking at someMotherhood, and they will look at me like that. ..There is a realistic fundamental statement in that Un jointly, I live this way, What do you think about that? Good. I have a good life. I have a good life after a long period of time. And to be honest with you, I have been living in a lot of places in a long period of time. And that is not so clear to me. So it is easy for me to have a new life. I have to live a new life. With new work. And that is easy. I have been living in a lot of places in a long period of time. And that is not so clear to me. And I do not believe that I have a good life after a long period of time. Yes. So what do you do with a small amount of money? Or a small amount of jobs? For that matter, what do you do? No, I do not. No, that is not a moral thing. What I do is... I do not have the ability to live a lot of life. I have been living here for a long time. I do not have a job. So that is what I do. I try to live a lot of the way I live. That is what I do. No, and I try to live more. That is how I live my whole life. More than that. More than that. And that is why... I cannot live with my parents anymore. But I do not have a job. So there are very small relationships. Yes, that is not possible. So the last period is a long period. We have a court model for that. We have the relative court. And I can do new work on the other side. And follow that. You are not in the politics. You have other things. But how come you are in the politics at the same time? I politics. study That is what I do. That is what I do in politics. That is what I do in real life. I want to know who I work with. Who I work with. That is what I do. And what I do for a living. But what do you do then? Do you go to the middle school? Yes, the middle school. It is a political interest. I have done a lot of discussions. I have been there 10 years. I used to teach... ...that you know what I write about in the law. I would go to my class. That was the intent. And I would demonstrate. And it was a very difficult time. The battery again. Totally. And then about 1980 I studied. In company. That is an eye of][ in all, and I saw the politics and the chances in the closer time. And I 18 and 19 got The question was whether I would be able to go to a non -RPF proxy. That is one of the problems of the Christian Christ. I can talk to Paul Blocher about that later. But I have a political view on that. I am a journalist and I have been to the Netherlands for 8 years. And I have a political view on Europe. For me it is of interest. But it is very important that I am talking about what I am talking about in the European Union. In the 2000s you were a journalist. No, no, no, no. But you have a lot of plans. Yes, I sit at the convention in one type of period. But no, no, no, no. The question is whether I am going to go to the EU and not the Cairo. Yes, that is not the question. What do you mean? No, what I am saying is that you have to go to the EU. And you have to know what you are going to go to Cairo. No, I am talking about politics. No, I am talking about the EU. No, no, no, no. I am talking about the EU -Radio 1. And I was in the past four years in the EU. And I was on my 8th birthday. And that was when I was in the EU -Band. I was in a plane. Yes, that is right. It was a long time ago. And I was there for a year then. It was 20 kilos. English is better than German. From back. With two microphones in my head. And we then went all over the world. Yes, yes. Exactly, exactly. But you still have a lot of money. I must have a lot of money. What about you? I have been there for 18 years now. You have a lot of money. But I have been there for a year. I am not a journalist. Yes, that is what I am talking about. Yes, that is what I am talking about. I have been there for a year. No, no. My life is very different. No, because if you are a journalist, you have to... No, I don't know. You have to do it in a way that is different. I was born in Lise. My father was a ballerina. He was a ballerina family. But it was the first time I had ever seen him in a ballerina. Because he was always there. And he would always have a vlog about the character. He would always have a vlog about the character. And that was in 1997. And he would always have a vlog about the character. He would always have a vlog about Lise. I was there for a year. My oldest brother Bruce Susser. He would always have a vlog about the character. Yes, that is what I am talking about. That is what I am talking about. For a group. For all of your friends. You have to do it in a way that you can move on. You have to be a European. My father would have a lot of fun with it. But he would have a lot of fun. If I could do it in a way that I could not do, then I would have a lot of fun. And that is what I probably have to do. I was there in the afternoon. I was there in the morning. I was there in the morning. And we were there for a week. And the afternoon was a little bit cold. In the beginning of the 8th year I was there in the morning. In the weekend I was there. No, I was not scared. I thought to my elders it was our fault. I was scared. I was scared. I was scared. I saw my oldest brother Bruce Susser. He would have a lot of fun. He would have a lot of fun. He would have a lot of fun. He would have a lot of fun. He would have lots of fun. A lot of fun. No, not at all. He would have a lot of fun. He would have lots of fun. He would have lots of fun. He would have lots of fun. The thing is that he was very happy. And my friend said I was going to be a little bit younger. I thought he was younger. But I was very happy and I was very happy he could be on this show. I was very positive about that. But it's a very familiar thing to me. That's why I wanted to come here. And that's why I'm here. For housing, it's very difficult. It's hard to get a lot of energy. It's normal for bettering, that's what I'm talking about. Well, in this way I think that I can see that all the people who live here, who live in Europe, who are living in Europe, they don't know what housing is. But it's a very rich thing to live in here. And a very dry thing. To see what you're doing, and what it's really worth. And what you do. Maybe you'll have a good life, or a good life, or a good life. Yeah, I don't think that life is worth it. Maybe a good life is worth it. Maybe it's worth it. But it's very difficult to see what you're doing. And what you're doing with your heart. And what you're doing when you're in love. So you're living in a very rich country. My house, very rich. Yeah, what do you call it? A righteous house? Well, I think it's a very rich house. Well, a very, very, very righteous house. Yeah, I think it's a football stadium. It's very thin. But I think it's a very rich house. It's a very Orthodox, very rich house. It's in the middle of the East Coast. You can see the city. You can see the city in the background. And it's a very rich house. Why is it here? My father was born in a small house. He was born in a small town. He was born in a small town. And he was only 8 years old. So I was born in the street. And I didn't have a school. But he was only 8 years old. He had a TV. He was born in a small town. He was only 2 years old. And that is a very deep hole in my mind. I don't know much about it. And that's why I think it's a very rich house. I think it's a very rich house. And it's very rich, but not a very good house. I think it's a very good house. And I think it's a very rich house. I've been living here for a long time. I've been living in the area. I've been living in Europe. What's going on now? But the deep hole I don't have a home in. I'm not sure about my home. But I have a home. And that you, as a minority, but I hope that the minority will be able to do so, that would be helpful. I am an Orthodox Christian, that is a minority, I am a part of the minority. And I know that there are people who don't have their lives. There are people who don't know how to work. There are the privileged people who know how to work. There is a Christian pastor who knows what to do. He knows how to work. And that is why the minority is a minority in the minority community. They have the power to live their lives. And that is what they live in the community. That is, yeah, that goes very deep. So if I have a minority person who, with a lot of pride, with the right to be here today, the right to be in the community, the right to be in the community, to be able to live their lives, to be able to live their lives, to be able to live their lives, then I can see that for the other people it is a very dramatic thing. That there is a very big problem. But it is not a bad thing. It is a totally different thing. And the great thing about the people here is that they have the other hand on their cake. They have their own food. So see I how much, much, much better it is for the minority people than it is for the minority people. I see that in a luxurious situation. My life is very different from what I have been given over the years. And I have been given over the years a lot more than an ethnic identity. I have been given over the years a lot more than an ethnic identity. And I have been given over the years a lot more than an ethnic identity. So I think that it is a very dramatic thing. That there is no big difference between Christian and minority people. That is why I think that there is a big difference between Christian and minority people. That is why I think that there is a big difference between Christian and minority people. But it is interesting to note that all my brothers and sisters, there are a lot of great, great people. Great people. And all of their children, and that is what I would like to tell you, will always be with God's life. And that is why in those days you have been told you are a Christian. You have been told you are a minority. That is why it is so important. I have always imagined that my daughter is not going to be a Christian. That would be a very difficult thing. And I have always imagined that my brother is going to be a Christian. I have always imagined that my brother is going to be a Christian. And the moment I was there, I was really surprised.
"18 years" Discussed on WTOP
"He run into the same problems that Steve Scalise ran into this week? Mayor Muriel Bowser announces a key change in leadership in DC government. The focus is on revitalizing downtown DC after COVID. One teenager arrested after the mass shooting earlier this month at Baltimore's Morgan State University. That teen is 17 years old. Another 18 year old is somebody that are police looking for. Keep it here for full details. Traffic and weather on the 8s and when breaks, it we're going to Ken Berger in the traffic center. There's an accident in Anne Arundel County northbound 295 at Maryland 100. This crash involves an overturned vehicle blocking the right lane on 95 between the Rappahannock River and US 17. There was a broken down vehicle that's been cleared, but minor delays remain, partially also because of the new accident working northbound 95 after Plank Road, Virginia 3. You'll find the left shoulder left lane blocked. The crash on southbound 95 just to the north of Tom Priest Road has been moved over to the far left shoulder. The travel lanes are now open. Vehicle fire cleanup blocks the right shoulder on eastbound or should say westbound 66 between Washington Boulevard and Westmoreland Street. There are no major delays. Claiborne Parkway remains shut down in Loudoun County between Ashburn Farm Parkway and Wayside Circle. This is because of the accident at Crossroads Drive. Downed wires on Old Dominion Drive at Bellevue Road have been cleared. All lanes now are open. Southbound 395 in the reversible lanes of Quaker Lane. Left lane left shoulder closed because maintenance of work. And then 395 on the way to King Street. There's bridge work. The southbound left shoulder left lane and central are lane all closed. Northbound 395 between Cleve Road and King Street. The left lane blocked going maintenance activity. Did you know postal and federal employees and induitants get access to 1 .7 million providers with APWU healthcare plan? Visit APWUHP .com, open click on season and get more. I'm Ken Berger, WTOP traffic. Let's
A highlight from What a Weird Week Canadian Thanksgiving Special: Ten Ten Again! Fri. Oct. 6, 2023
"What a weird week Canadian Thanksgiving special 1010 again Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is what a weird week a show about the weird news that happened this week for show notes and More visit show notes dot page. That's show notes dot page It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, but instead of taking the week off or even posting a rerun Please enjoy this 10 10 episode where we revisit 10 Former number 10 entries from this podcast and see how they hold up now So here comes season 4 episode 54 10 10s for Thanksgiving first published on Friday, October 6 2023 10 kicking off the top 10 this week number 10 from March 24th 2023 the headline was bonkers carrot caper This happened at the Clearview Mall in Pennsylvania where police caught the suspects charges at the time were Expected pending two people stole a giant foam carrot and a pinata from a mall Easter display in March of this year and when they took off a Security guard was dragged by the getaway truck for around a quarter mile. No one was hurt Thankfully police located the large carrot and the Easter pinata at a home And at the time we hoped there would be some sort of Hollywood treatment because no one got hurt We were like, maybe this should be a movie. All right, how does that one stack up long story short it holds up We haven't had any other giant foam carrot Theft stories on this weird news podcast since that happened in March This is our only weird Easter caper story So that one holds up the follow -up on this is they named the two fellows an 18 year old and a 20 year old And they said they would be charged at a future date They also said because of the nature of the crime they wouldn't be taken into custody. Oh, they were both visiting from, Texas So the anonymous tip came in they found them at a house. The two fellows were visiting from, Texas When they said the nature of the crime, I think what they mean right is it was more of a prank No one got hurt. Although that security guard did get dragged for around a quarter mile behind the getaway vehicle But they weren't taken into custody and then that story goes cold I don't know the follow -up is kind of open -ended what happened next The story just went cold after that 10. The next number 10 was from March 31st of this year It was about the fella the 91 year old fella who crossed the Grand Canyon It's around 24 miles to hike from one edge of the Grand Canyon down through to the other edge This took five days 91 year old fellow named John did it and he got in the Guinness Book of World Records He is the oldest person to ever cross the Grand Canyon. This one holds up no, 92 year old was waiting in the wings to break this record, I guess or hasn't done it yet. So John is still the World record holder is the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon at the time I remember treating this like an inspirational news story something You know if you've always dreamed of getting in the Guinness Book of World Records But you can never seem to get it right you could never get that Rubik's Cube solved or you know cross the Grand Canyon There are still opportunities as you get older this one You can train until you're 92 years old and then attempt to beat the world record So this one holds up and still inspirational You Are listening to what a weird week It's a show that leans into the weirdness 10 our next entry in our 10 10s Thanksgiving special is from April 7th of this year. How young is the world's youngest published author? That's weird And we went from the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon one week and the next week We kicked off the show with the young author this was a story about that boy from the United Arab Emirates four years old four years and 218 days old and has a published book called the elephant sayeed and the bear The book is about kindness and an elephant and a polar bear and it is officially a Guinness World Record This person the youngest published author You have to have at least a thousand copies sold to have an official Guinness World Record as a published author this book sold more than a thousand copies and Guinness World Record This story holds up. No one younger than four years old has published a book. Come on slackers. What's going on? In writing three -year -olds to sorry to this one. I did I remember at the time I was maybe in a bad place that week I remember thinking wow once you start kindergarten once you're five years old Strolling into the kindergarten class if you don't have a published book You've failed already because a four -year -old did it That one was not a great take on my behalf. I would say for the aspiring writers When you crunch the numbers the demographics of this the people who listen to this program it cuts off at a certain age So you don't know how many five -year -olds are listening to this podcast But I want to apologize to any five -year -olds listening who want to be a writer and I was like you might as well quit You didn't get the world record. That was a terrible thing to say Continue to pursue your dreams five -year -olds, please continue to write stay with it Let's end on that message 10 next up was our story from April 14th of this year How short is pearl the Chihuahua the shortest dog in the world? And so just to recap from the ground up pearl the pooch is 3 .59 inches tall a little bit taller than 3 .25 or half of a dollar bill or a little bit taller than a credit card Also a can of soup is taller than pearl the pooch Pearl is about as long as a dollar bill five inches long weighs a little bit more than a pound Does this story hold up turns out pearl the Chihuahua was? Actually a person in a suit. It was all fake you guys. No no, the story does hold up and pearl the Chihuahua is still the shortest dog in the world and the photos are still Wonderful if you want to see pearl the pooch and smile click show notes that page is You This the what a weird week show a weekly rundown of weird news 10 if you're just jumping in here We're doing 10 number 10s from past episodes as a Canadian Thanksgiving special and then Going back to see do the story still hold up. Are they still weird? Is it all still a real thing? Did it really happen? Will we be disgraced by reporting something that was completely fake at the time so far so good The next one is how fast can you this one doesn't hold up you guys spoiler alert? How fast can you drink are you ready to set a world record a German man shattered the this is from April? 21st of this year when the German fellow shattered the Capri Sun speed drinking world record 10 .41 seconds finished an entire Capri Sun drink. These are the ones where if you don't have Capri Sun where you're at it's a Bag of drink and you stab it with that pointy straw and you drink the thing Well, that was a nice record while it lasted but just last week We talked about the fellow who now has a Capri Sun speed drinking record of under 10 seconds Eight point something seconds to finish an entire Capri Sun So this story does not hold up from April to last week It was a record but now there's a new champ in town 10 next up from April 28th of 2023 Nudists will feel naked and exposed if cable car over nude beach goes ahead This was a story we had in April from Vienna Where there was a plan for a cable car route to pass over a beach frequented by nudists and it was not a popular thing amongst the nudists a Nudist named Barbara was quoted in the story I don't want to end up on the internet 72 year old Barbara said The developer said the cable car will pass over the beach for hardly any time at all The cable car windows could be the kind that switch to non see -through when the cable car gets close to the beach Anyway, that was the story in April. How does this one hold up at the time? I remember I was like everyone calm down. Keep your pants on nudists. I was very proud of that joke I remember so does it hold up? The last thing I can find about this is from a blogger who says in their blog post not sure if it's a sure thing yet or still in the Possibly could happen stage. So there's not a lot yet. I mean these projects sometimes they take a while You got to get approval. You got to get money all of that and then you got to calm down the nudists There's a lot happening behind the scenes no doubt, but there's not a lot of follow -up yet on this one I've found some video of non nude variety and I will post that in the updated show notes a Weekly countdown of Weirdy McWeird stuff This is the what a weird week show 10 next is from May 5th of 2023 Our number 10 that episode was freaky foot world record. Do not attempt This was about the lady named Kelsey who said a Guinness World Record for her freaky footwork Basically, she can point one foot forwards and the other foot backwards Kelsey is a librarian from New Mexico. Her official world record is most foot rotation for a female She discovered this world record ability at her library when the new Guinness Book of World Records came out She's flipping through she saw the foot record in there and she was like, I wonder if I could do that She did and she could get more Flexibility or more whatever She could be going in both directions more. So however you word it. I'm not sure anyway, this story holds up this one is still a Guinness World Record and Please if you're going to attempt it stretch consult a physician I just feel like you could try this one Maybe you're having a couple of wobbly pops or something at a Canadian Thanksgiving party this weekend And you're like, I'm gonna try that world record and you haven't warmed up enough or whatever Maybe your feet would stick that way. How are you gonna get around now? Please do not attempt 10 next number 10 was from May 12 2023. How excited are you about printed fish? That was our headline from May the company in Israel has 3d printed fish It's not meal ready fish you print it out and then you have to cook it fish fillet they start with lab -grown grouper fish and They turn that into some sort of edible filament for a 3d food printer That was kind of how I described it at the time I you know, it's oversimplification But you get the picture lab -grown printable fish could save the environment could save real fish could save all of us Like the other lab -grown meats they're trying to get enough food for everyone Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone all of the humans had enough to eat that would be good, right? They said they wanted this to be available for purchase next year at the time. I described it as white goo It looks like white goo. I stand by that. It does look like white goo and how does it taste? Well, unfortunately our website when you click our show notes, we do not have that capability I know I should be upgrading to Squarespace. I get it. But right now our show notes blog Does not have lick the screen capabilities so that you can taste what the printable fish would taste like So is this story fishy or does it hold up? I say it holds up I mean, we're still at the place where they're trying to get regulatory approval get through all the hoops You got to jump through and then by the end of 2024, they hope to have it available You know, you could have it on your plate by next year. That's where we're at with this one So I say it holds up. I've been voting all of these hold up haven't I mostly Maybe I'm biased Recapping the weird ones from this week's news. This is what a weird week 10 if you're just jumping in at this point, this is the what a weird week show Thanksgiving special for Canadian Thanksgiving We're doing 10 10s 10 former number 10 stories and then we're doing follow -ups do the stories hold up This is from May 19th 2023 the Gator that fooled us all This happened on Treasure Island on the Gulf Coast Police on Night Beach Patrol were surprised by a tricky Gator a biggie from their Facebook post Look at the size of that Gator one of our officers tried rounding up on Treasure Island Beach last night It was an incredibly realistic sand sculpture That's it. That's what we had for a number 10. Well, this story doesn't hold up I mean we've had weirder stories than this weirder things have happened to you on your way to work this morning probably, right? last recap week This is where we recap last week It's right there in the title and this episode from last week is still up if you want to check it out if you didn't have a chance show notes dot page to Find previous episodes and all the show notes and all the links number 10 last week Tinder's very expensive option makes news. I kept saying $4 .99 and made it sound like it was five bucks a month It's five hundred bucks a month I think we made it clear by the end of that story But there's a lot of money for tinder or is it? I don't know I'm married number nine last week Wiener mobile rides again number eight was dogs go to human movie world reacts number seven flock of sheep steals 600 pounds of marijuana plants Number six was Guinness World Record for ten -year -old makes many of us feel inadequate Number five was message in a bottle sweepstakes makes news number four last week guy drinks Capri Sun brand beverage very fast sets new world record 8 .02 seconds number three drug that can grow new teeth was in the news Number two last week dog from Canada sets sock removal record I had a hard time getting through that one last week We had an honorable mention last week spongebob mac and cheese is a triumph of the human spirit and number one last week the lady Who got stuck in the toilet lady stuck in toilet makes news retrieves? Watch a few of you sent notes saying I should have had that outhouse story at number two in the number two spot The lady in the watch in the outhouse. It should have been number two. You're absolutely right. Well played You Welcome back to the what a weird week show our final number 10 of this all 10 special is 10 from May 26 2023 people reminded to wear clothes for driver's license photo in Georgia now in the state of Georgia in the USA You can get a digital driver's license as part of the apply process when the story came out You have to send them a photo and at the time the Georgia Department of Driver Services Posted on their Facebook attention lovely people of the digital era Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your digital driver's license and IDs Let's raise our virtual glasses and toast to the future Cheers to technology until I would say that story holds up until they allow naked driver's license. How about that? And that's a wrap on our special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year the lasting tenacity of weird Cannot be understated. I don't know am I wrong. It seems to me like most of those stories hold up And so we'll wrap there the special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend Canadian Thanksgiving have a weird and wonderful.
A highlight from A Change of Perspectives
"Hello! Welcome to Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Adam. And I'm Jen. Sorry. I need to, like, just choose the same intro every time so you don't laugh at it. No, I'm laughing at my dancing I was doing. Well, that's... weird. Welcome to the show. I'm sorry. This is Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen, and what we do is smoke and talk. Jen's gonna tell you what we're smoking. Hey guys! Our strain of the show is monkey pie, with 24 .9 % THCA and 0 .3 % Delta 9. It is under that legal limit, we're right at it, so it's legal. Yay! This is a... They're actually... It's a pre -roll, and they're available from SyntexCBD .net or in all three of our locations. Adam is lighting up now. It is a pre -roll from a company called Hip Living. And it is mostly... It's an indica -based strain. Users report feeling very giggly, very happy, but very calm. I just dropped a bunch of embers all over myself. Are you okay? Do you need to stop, drop, and roll? Are you okay? I think I'll be alright. Sorry. Sorry. I just lit this pre -roll that I lit earlier, and then all of the paper decided to just fall off of it, still on fire. Oh, that's dangerous. This strain is a cross of cherry pie, apple pie, and grease monkey. Because why not? Yeah. It has a skunky, sweet aroma, and the main terpenes are pinene and beta carofilene. Pinene is found in pine trees and pine needles, and beta carofilene is often found in things like black pepper. Often found? Always. Always found. Not often. It's often found when you look for it. Yeah, so our story of the day is monkey pie. Because if you're not looking for it, it won't be found. Exactly. So often it's maybe correct. No, it's not as wrong. It's fine. We have a great show for you today. So we were having a conversation earlier, and we wanted to kind of just... We actually put a pin in the conversation and stopped talking about it so that we could talk about it while we were recording it. And just kind of about different perspectives as your perspective changes as you get older. And then it... I don't know. We'll see where it goes. We kind of had some things that we wanted to make sure and cover. And then... Yeah, I think we got story time too. Yeah, we have some story time. Well, it's signs you're getting older. Story time. But they're stories. They're stories of us realizing that we're older. Not as young as we once were. And everybody? That's like a requirement of life, right? Well, yeah, but there are days that you go and you're like, oh... Just existing is a sign that, oh, god damn it, me being a smartass is really bad for my karma, I guess. I just dropped my whole pre -roll and burned myself. I swear these little dolls are actually me. She keeps saying they're not. What dolls? I don't have any dolls. I don't like dolls. They terrify me. Let's talk about voodoo dolls. Do you... I don't have any voodoo dolls. I know. But they don't. That's true. Do you know that when Nana died, my grandmother, my very beloved grandmother, she was one of my favorite people to ever walk across the earth. I hold her to the highest regard of people. She was one of my favorite people in my whole life. Anyway, so, to my Nana, but she, yeah, what was I talking about? I don't know. I don't either. Nana was awesome. What did that have to do with what we were talking about? I don't know. Maybe that was part of your getting older feeling, relating more and more to her, maybe? Yeah, I guess. I don't remember. That's what happens when you smoke this monkey pie. We actually, we've been smoking for a little while before the episode. We decided to smoke while we talked about what the episode was going to be, so a lot of times we start the show sober. I don't think we did that this time. No, we didn't. We'll see how that goes. So, yeah, so we just, we had a couple things, you know, just what, what? Well, it was kind of, there's a TikTok trend going on right now. That's what it was. And it's, what is something that you've, that you don't like anymore or you hate now that you're older? But we talked about how that's super negative, so, like, how our perspectives have changed as we get older. I feel like that's a much better question, like, what kind of perspectives have changed for you? Like, what do you appreciate now compared to when you were a kid? Yeah, and the obvious things that came to my mind were, like, naps, you know, like, I never understood why all these old people always wanted to make me take a nap. I love taking a nap. Is it good? I can see that. I like to nap now. Something tells me you never had to tell Ben to take a nap. Oh, yeah, you did. Really? And then he would come out two hours later and be like, I slept, and he had colored his entire body with marker. Yeah, kind of like how he stays up all night on his Switch. Yeah, so, fun fact, people with autism actually have really strange sleep schedules and have a really hard time sleeping when people should normally be sleeping. My therapist just told me that because she asked me how my sleep's been. Well, what's the solution when you're a kid that has to go to school? Give him a gummy. Oh, to get him to adjust the... The CBD, CBG, CBN ones? Because the sleepy ones. Because I gave him one, and then the next night he was like, Mom, I'm going to need another gummy. He's 12. And he said, I slept so well last night. He said every night he had those, he actually slept all night. He gets anxious in the middle of the night and starts worrying about shit, and then is awake and he can't go back to sleep. I relate to that. Yeah, I think... When he was little, he just would go, Mom, when he would wake up. Like once he was like one, about one and a half, Mom. And then if I wouldn't answer, Mommy, Mommy, Jeffer, Jeffer, and it'd be like 2 a .m. What do you want? I want to watch ammo. No, it's bedtime. Go to sleep. It is nighttime for everybody. Elmo's in bed. It's dark out. I don't know, living in Virginia, compared to here anyway, I mean, we're much further south. I feel like it's a lot more dark out in the winter. Like you would be awake until it's dark. Okay, so you would think that, right? But I swear to you that Texas is the darkest state I've ever lived in. What do you mean? I don't know. There's a kind of darkness in Texas that they didn't have in Virginia. We had street lights. There was lights everywhere. Oh, yeah. No, we're just so spread out. I know. But I remember thinking that when I moved to Virginia at 18 years old, I remember the first night I drove by myself, I was like, it's like it's five o 'clock because there's a freaking street light like every five feet. And I'm not exaggerating. On the highways, on the bridges, even in the tunnel, being in the tunnel, the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel that goes under the water, that tunnel is so well lit. You know what that was? That was the light contractor that sold a guy on way too many fucking lights and made billions. Probably. They're like, well, my estimate says that we need to have approximately three meters of light, blah, blah, blah. Probably. For every mile, we need eight lamps or 80 lamps instead of 20 or I don't know how many lights per mile. Is that a thing? But it probably is. It probably is. It probably is a thing. And somebody in Virginia at the state level was like, we're going to require these. Yeah, because it's just not like the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It's the entire fucking state. Like even in the mountains. It's weird. I wonder if the guidelines they created were based on somebody making some money. Oh, I guarantee it. He's like, oh, no, we're going to require one extra light post per half mile. And it sounds like a smart business person. Let's play some balls, son of a... You know, that kind of thing. Whatever. I liked the old 1930s style accent you did. Oh. Yeah? Yeah. It was cute. We're going to go to the fair. Like that. Yeah. I never understood why people talk like that. It was an actual dialect that was created and I don't remember what it was. And that and the kind of like that showcase announcer kind of, you know, welcome. Yeah. It was instead of having no accent, they created an accent to not mimic any accent. Yeah. I guess that's true. That's how it felt. Yeah. How it feels. How it feels. So, all right, but that was just the way everybody talked. No, they didn't talk like that. I know. Just on TV. You know, that's what it was, though. It was just like I... Your barber didn't fucking talk like that, let me tell you. No, they didn't. Because you had barbers back then. People have barbers now. No, but I mean, like, I don't know what I meant. I don't know what I meant there. It's fine. But we also had that realization that you don't really think about this. That children really get told what to do every single minute. Yeah, they do. They're only doing the things that they have permission to do. We have the opposite as adults. Yeah. We can do everything except what is in the laws telling us we can't. But we had very few options as a young child, and I do appreciate how I can pretty much do what I want, aside from the confines of society and all that economic struggle and stuff. But I can choose to do pretty much what I want, but that's based on specific laws of no. Whereas a child is just like, I guess I'll do this right now, because that's the only one thing I'm allowed to do right now. That's a big difference, and I wonder at what age do you think that that starts to change? That they start to realize that? No, that we start to actually start making decisions about our time spent. You were much younger than I think most people because you just did whatever the fuck you wanted. Who, me? Yeah. Oh, yeah. Where is Jin? She's three miles away. We just got a phone call from the church. I'm making up that story, but it's plausible. Oh, we'll get to me in a minute. yeah, So, I think as soon as you start to have free time, like this concept of free time. But free time really only meant one of five things that you could do, like you could pick up a book or you could go do this, I mean, in a structured environment like preschool or whatever. Yeah. I think about me being home with my mom when I was little. Like I definitely had a schedule that she made me go by. Like I had to get up and have breakfast. I was always the first one awake with my dad anyways, like 5 a .m., but, you know, she would wake me up and I'd be awake, I'd get dressed, we'd take Aaron to school, we'd come home if we didn't have to run to the grocery store or something. And then, you know, usually I'd watch Wizard of Oz or Gremlins, and then I would take a nap, have lunch, take a nap, and then I'd get up and I'd use... Or if I didn't watch TV, I'd go play in my room or I'd play outside. Like, I guess I had the freedom to do as I pleased in between like school time, taking Aaron to school, getting home and taking Aaron to school, and go and take and eat lunch. What age is this? Three, four. Jesus. I couldn't tell you my daily schedule as a three -year -old. What do you mean they didn't know you had autism? No. They didn't! I'm just kidding. I'm sorry if that offends anybody with autism. I'm looking back, like, how did they... I had to have that schedule. Like, there was something. There was something really wrong with her. That they should have understood that this person is different, and we should probably, you know, seek out, look for some help in this panhandle Florida town. So do you want me to talk about what I appreciate now as an adult? Yeah. Yeah, what are we doing? I really appreciate myself. So I know that kind of sounds like super conceited, but like we were just talking about, I was a weird little kid. I had a lot of imaginary friends. I had a treehouse that my dad built me where I had a swing up. You had to walk up a ladder, and I had a swing up there and a table. I would spend hours up there alone. I caught snakes as a kid and chased people with them. I would find dead animals in our... We had like an acre where our house was, and I would find dead animals sometimes and give them funerals. And I was very young doing all this stuff, four or five years old, even younger. There's no way I had that kind of freedom as a four -year -old. I had so much freedom, and I think it was because I was so different. My mom was like, I don't know what the fuck to do with her. Yeah. Well, that's fair. But I did have a schedule as a kid. I remember it very clearly that I would wake up at like 5 a .m. My dad and I would have some coffee together, and then, yes, I would drink coffee as a little kid. It was mostly milk and sugar. And then I would have... Still how she takes it. Yeah. I would have breakfast with Aaron, and then my mom and I would take them to school. We'd come home. I'd do whatever for a few hours before I had a tuna fish sandwich. I ate the same thing every day as a child for lunch. A touch of the tis of... With Cool Ranch Doritos. Still to this day, Cool Ranch Doritos. The sandwich changed. It's ham and cheese. Or bologna. I like tuna salad, though. Well, yeah, of course. With Doritos on it. And then I would take a nap. And then I would wake up, repeat, and then have dinner. I would put myself to bed at like 9, 10 months old. I learned how to crawl and get into my crib so I could put myself to bed. You were just creating some boundaries for yourself that early. You were like, yeah, no, it's bedtime. I got tired when my parents would have people over. My mom said that they would... My grandmother would... My nana would put me down, or my aunt Julie, or whoever had me, or my dad, to play. And 10 minutes later, they'd turn around, and I'd be crawling down our hallway to go to my room to try to get into my crib to go to bed, because I was done with people. Yeah, that's probably what it was. It was. You were overstimulated. Absolutely was done. And looking back on it, you were overstimulated, and you were removing yourself from the situation. I gotta go recharge my batteries. Yeah, there's a Christmas video of me in 1988, and there's a point in it where... So you're four. Yeah, my aunt comes for Christmas morning, my aunt Julie, I love her so much. She's pretty awesome. But she gives me my presents, and I loved getting stuff from aunt Julie, because she still does have fabulous style. So when I was little, even that young, I knew clothes from aunt Julie were going to be super cool. I was going to be excited to wear them. So I go to open it, and it was like a play makeup set. And I slap it in the video, and I turn to my mom, and I was like, you lied. You said this was going to be close. And that time, my uncle Jimmy, my cousin Morgan's dad, he comes over, and he says, Jenny, here's your other two presents. And it was close. Oh, God. But it was because of that change. I was expecting something, and I didn't know how to handle the change. Yeah, and most kids are just excited to get a present, but you had already thought about this present, and what it was going to be, and how it was going to work out with your other presents. Yes. We just recently started watching South Park, and I'm reminded of the episode in season one, or maybe two, one. We're still on episode one, I think. We're in season two. Oh, we are? Okay, well, Cartman's birthday party, and he chose what gifts everybody was going to give him. Was going to get him. And I wonder if Cartman is less of an asshole and more of a tism. I think he is a lot of tism. Well, I don't know if it was written that way, but - Right? That was me as a kid. I would say at church, I would ask questions like, you just said that we're supposed to love everybody. God loves everybody, but we're not supposed to like gay people. Like I had questions that doesn't... That to somebody who is years more intelligent emotionally than that adult already thought of. That's how I see it now, is I had more emotional intelligence at four and five years old than this 30 year old man teaching us. And so like, no, that's not it. And you know, I'd get in trouble and I'd have to go sit in the fucking corner because I asked an improper question. Yeah, but if Jesus loves everyone, wouldn't he love everyone? And when they say, love your neighbor, wouldn't they mean - All your neighbors. All of your neighbors? Yeah. Hate is taught. It is taught.
A highlight from 1244. The Truth About Dog-Lick Bacteria
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio. Featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And when you hop onto an airplane, you probably don't think that there's a dog somewhere doing work to help you take off. You know, you see the little baggage handlers out your window, they're loading luggage and you see the flight attendants getting all ready for the flight and the people checking you in at the airport. But yeah, there might be a dog that's actually helping you get from one location to another. We're going to find out what that's all about today here on Animal Radio. Very excited about that. Also on the show today, we've been doing this for over 18 years now. Hard to believe. And over the last 18 years, we've had some incredible guests on the show. And this week, we're introducing the Animal Radio Flashback. And on this week's show, you will hear an interview that we did several years ago with one of the top, if not the most popular cartoon voices in the world. Anyone want to take a guess at that? I know who it is. Scooby? No, the world. I mean, retro. No, no, no, no. I know who it is. And it's not Mickey Mouse. But I can't, I don't know how to mimic it. That's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there, Laurie? Well, I have some information on the bucket list dog, Smoke, that we told you about last week. That hound who was at the shelter and had developed a bucket list. Oh, yeah, I remember that. Yeah, we have an update for you. And also, police in one state are saying that they believe that perhaps rescuing a pig might be better than, in this case, buying a burglar alarm.
A highlight from Consequences of McCarthys Deal with Democrats
"The real danger of Obamacare is not the cost. That's not going to be the issue. It's going to be the destruction of health care because bureaucrats will make the decisions that the doctors should be making with their patients. And what happened? The bureaucrats in Albany, Dr. Fauci in Washington, the bureaucrats in government made decisions that were completely wrong that the doctors, for fear of losing their licenses under threat of termination, were forced to follow. Welcome back. Mike Lomas, Comical Financial Guys, a place where money meets politics. We still talk radio even though it's a podcast, but thanks for tuning in. And this, by the way, brought to you by our home and auto division. Give us 14 minutes, let us shop over 25 companies to save you money. And it is Medicare season. I can tell you that the Buffalo office is ramping up crazy. So if you need help turning 65, 65 plus need help with your Medicare, make sure you call us. But we, you know, throughout the week we send each other a ton of stuff. Glenn, the violence, let's start with the violence because the crime in, in these left wing hubs is to me just getting out of control. You know, one of the things Mike asked me this morning on the morning Mike's was, you know, do you think the liberals will, will get this now? Because this week alone, there's been multiple left wing nut job. You know, folks that have been stabbed. This is the New York City fatal New York City stabbing of a social justice activist, right? So, you know, this, this nut job didn't know that this guy was left wing, right wing. He just stabbed them, right? The guy was mentally ill, just stabbed them. I think it was Philadelphia. Was he just a criminal? Well, right. Well, right. Well, I think to be a criminal, you got to be mentally ill, but yeah, there are some people that are like legitimately like they're on the streets. They should be in an institution, but they're mentally ill. There's other people that are just like, Hey, I'm from Venezuela. I'm from El Salvador. I'm just going to get, I'm just going to get your crap. Although I don't think this guy stole anything. Right. He just stabbed them. Like, so yeah, I don't know what he just did. Yeah. Yeah. But, but, um, so go, sorry, go. I didn't say it was, I was saying to, uh, Marcy this morning, I'm like, you know, the sad thing is we used to say, you know, I know a lot of Venezuelans, you know, dying down here in Florida is a lot of Venezuelans, a lot of Cubans, good people, right? Yeah. Here's the difference. The, the, the, the next generation though, but you see, like I saw a video, I can find the video. I think you saw the video, right? Um, guys, 17, 18 years old. He's like, I'm from, I'm from, you know, Venezuela. I'm going to New York city. He's got gang tattoos, tattoos all over his face. You saw that, right? So 17 years old, you have to remember this kid has never experienced the benefits of the positives when Venezuela was a free country. Like he doesn't, like you talked to a 45 year old or a 50 year old Venezuelan. They're like, Oh my God, we lost our country. They lost their country when they were 20 or 30. He's fighting to survive the whole time. Yeah. Yeah. He knows breaking into a zoo to try to get the, that's right. That's what he knows. Right. That's the life he knows. So now you're taking that kid. Now you're putting him in New York city. What life does he know? What, what marketable skills does he have outside of eating out of a dumpster? Well, let me be fair. When you're, when your entire face is a tattoo, you've got very few things that you can do. Very few, very few. I'm not saying there's not things that you can't do because I'm sure there's all kinds of labor, but you're, you're basically wiping yourself out from half the workforce at that point. So here's your choice as an 18 year old El Salvadorian or Venezuelan, right? You can work in a construction job, make good money, 80, 90, $100 ,000 a year, pay 20 ,000 or more of that to the federal government. So you end up with half by time you're done. Or you can get involved in one of these new, uh, uh, organized gangs that are popping up in these major cities where they're targeting luxury homes and breaking in. They're also targeting luxury yachts and they're stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars that they fence on the black market and you can make the same $100 ,000 except there's no taxes. There's no, there's no filing of anything and you're seeing these things. You're seeing these criminal gangs organized criminal crime syndicates that are actually now moved here and are setting up in major cities across the country. Yeah. They, they actually set up the online campaigns, right? So you can see it all, you know, they'll show you how it all plays out, right? They'll loot five stores. Uh, you were, you were saying something about the yachts and the big homes. Here's what's happening folks. This is what happens, right? Now, the other, the, it's funny, I sent you this morning, Starbucks closing seven downtown San Francisco stores. So we already know that Walmart's closing in, in all those places. Target's closing and all these places, the San, the, the, uh, the Starbucks are closing, so they have nothing left to rob. Now in some of these they've got it out, they've basically got it out. San Francisco, right? So where are you going to move? The Starbucks to where the money is. The Starbucks went from sensitivity training. Remember five years ago, they had a, they had a, they had a black guy loitering in the place, harassing customers that they called the police on. It ended up being a major, it was racism. They shut down all the stores across the country. Remember? And then they, then they opened up a policy of anybody can use their bathroom, even homeless people policy. Then they had to walk that back. And now they're all close. Now they're all close. Now they're just throwing them in the towel. His question this morning, Mike was, will they ever get it? And I said, Mike, I said, I know I've used this analogy a million times, but I think it's so, so very true. If you look at the school systems that they've run and they've gone from 80, 90, a hundred percent graduation rates to 90 to 80 to 70 to 60, you would think at some point along the way that they would have been smart enough to figure it out. Now they're at 40%. And, and literally a hamster could graduate, right? I mean, if the hamster shows up in the classroom, that's a 40%, you move on. Right. So to answer the question, I don't think they're going to figure this out. I think the only way it happens truly is you have a structured bankruptcy and the social programs go away and you're going to have massive, I mean, really, truly, you're going to have hubs that are, that are Iraqi, you know, war zones and yeah, I mean, it's going to get worse. By the way, those war zones are going to get worse and worse and worse. The drug will get worse. And, and the, and the communities outside of that, if you've got a structured bankruptcy and they're not paying for the social garbage anymore and the free welfare, they'll be able to have the good police officers. They'll be able to have the good walls, right? The property values will be expensive, but the Democrats want those same crime, places, you know, subsidize housing. They want them in your neighborhood. They want them in Lancaster. They want them in Alma. That's what they want. To that point this week, they, they are now issuing vouchers. So you can, and those vouchers by the way, are not meant to say you stay right where you are in this inner city. That's already a piece of shit. You take this voucher and you give it to the landlord out in the suburbs and we'll pay your rent. Right. And now it puts a landlord in a tough position. Okay. Well, I can get guaranteed rent with these vouchers. Right. What if you don't take it? What if you don't take it? You're going to get accused of discrimination. You're going to get, you're going to get investigated by our very fair and honest attorney general in New York state. Of course not. That's right. You think about this though, Mike. So in Minnesota, we had the council woman, remember that, that was, he advocated for no police. Remember? And then she was carjacked in her driveway and violently assaulted. And she's on camera after with, you know, bloody head going, I can't believe this happened to me. You advocated for no police. Right. They're the first ones, by the way, trying to get their phone for 911. That's right. First ones, New York City officers, New York City, left wing advocate, right? Activist, uh, stabbed to death, right? Activist, left wing act to no police, no bail, bail with doing all the things at the left. When I said left wing activists, these activists, let's talk about what they support. They support no bail because that's not fair. Right. They think that criminals are, are, are, you know, mistreated. So they want them back out in the streets. Right. They want less police because police are the problem. Right. I mean, you know, I don't, do they get it? No. And then just yesterday or two days ago, you had a Democrat, a politician, carjacked at gunpoint in DC. That's right. It's insanity. In DC. In DC. You cannot, you're not safe in DC. Right. Where the, where the white house is. The Capitol. Right. Right. The Capitol. It's a crap hole. You know why? Because it was run by people like Mariel Bowser for years. Right. It was run by corrupt left wing politicians. Right. And to ask if they're totally getting rid of cashless bail in states like this, they're doubling down. There's been no conversation about that. He's not talked about that. Kathy Hochul. I mean, honest to God, talk about a narcissistic moron. I mean, she's saying, get this kid rescued. Thank God. Thank God. Hats off to the, to the state troopers and the police to put this together a great job and returning this child. Kathy Hochul, all the press stuff she does. There's not one picture of the family. It's all about her. Everything. Prescott. I promised a family. I'd get them back. Really? How could you possibly do that? Which is totally untrue, but she made this whole episode. Instead of praising the police and the good job that she made this whole thing about her. How great she was. Unbelievable. She is truly stupid. I think the guy had a rap sheet too. I think he was the guy, by the way, the guy that got stabbed in New York city, I bet Mike, he's like a red stripe. I said, we're both down in Florida. You know, that way we both win. This guy, when they find this guy and they'll find him, he'll have a rap sheet as well. He will have been out on jail multiple times. He probably has already stabbed somebody. This is probably isn't his first stabbing. Why, by the way, why, by the way, we're not outraged and getting rid of knives is beyond me. You can't defend yourself. I don't know. Where did that stabbing happen? That was Philadelphia, I believe. Was that New York city? Oh, stabbing was in Brooklyn. That's right. Something else happened in New York city. Oh, a lady got hurt with, uh, uh, uh, you know, hoodlums on motorcycles. A woman with two children got her back window smashed. And when they jumped out of her car, got out to confront the guy, he pulls a gun. She doesn't stop, backs him down and protects her kids. The problem though is, if you are living in one of these left -wing cities, you have to get out. You have to get out. This guy, let's say if he wanted to defend himself for two nights ago and took out a gun. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe now, maybe not because he's been a left -wing Democrat and he's a registered Democrat. So I'm sure, I'm sure that would go a long way. Was he gay? Yeah. Was he trans with the, what card did he hold? I don't know. He's got to have something because I think that, I think the perpetrator was black. Was he not? It's not, yes. You're saying it's not just good enough to be a Democrat anymore. You got to take it one level higher. You gotta have something. You gotta be something else. You gotta be an acrobat, you know, lesbian, you know, underwater free diver. I don't know. It's just, it's just so this preposterous. It really, stuff that they come up with. Another three here in Western New York, and three Colombian nationals this week charged with burglizing Amherst residents. See, this is the problem though. You know, you have to question this morning with Mike Hayflick. Coming to the suburb, a suburb near you. It's coming to a suburb near you. You're going to watch very quickly these left -wing folks that have voted Democrat, although I'm not sure that a little brains are going to get it, but you're going to find very quickly how we're going to go from an all loving open -armed community to whoa, whoa. And even Kathy Hochul's like, don't come, don't come here. We're full. We're full. Open arms, a statue of Liberty, something along, welcome everybody, blah, blah, blah. As Joe would say, you know, which wasn't the truth, by the way, Ellis Island, you had to go through, you know, I've been reading up and really started learning about a lot of the history of our immigration policy. Agree to learn English, sponsored by family. You had to go through, you know, testing to make sure you weren't sick. If you were sick, if you came, if you got off the boat and you exhibited open sickness, you got back on the boat and you were shipped back or, or you were quarantined. Interestingly enough, throughout the turn of the century, we had very strict quotas of countries that we allowed people to come in from. We had countries that were literally blacklisted. We were not allowing certain countries like African countries to emigrate, immigrate, I should say United States progressives, by the way, liberal progressives at the turn of the 19th century were the ones that put those policies in place. So again, you know, it's amazing how, when you look at actual and understand actual history and you see how things really flipped, you know, it's really two things, by the way, that, that changed this in a big way, right? Number one was these feet. People did not come in here and get massive amounts of welfare, right? They went right to work. There was no welfare. They agreed to learn English. They agreed to acclimate into the school systems, right? Number one, number two, we actually had a criminal justice system back then that actually put criminals in jail, right? So if you came over here and you did something stupid, you were going to jail. You were not getting out on cashless bail. Welfare wasn't waiting for you on the other side, a very different system than where we are today. And it could have impacted your entire family. Your family had to vouch for you coming over. We had a family oriented immigration policy that really stressed. So if you had family over here already and you were, let's say in Italy or you were in France or whatever, and you wanted to immigrate to the United States, you had a much higher probability of being able to get to the United States and, and, and meet, you know, get underneath that quota. But from, from, from a, a good chunk from world war, you know, about turn of the century through the great depression, we had very little immigration in this country. And it's amazing. I look at like my grandparents that came from Italy. I'm surprised they were able to get in, but it came, you know, my grandparents and then they brought over a few more family members, but most of them were still in Italy. They, they stayed over there. So just interesting if you really understand the policy and you understand history, and I wish they would teach more of this on who was responsible for what. But yeah, while they're removing all that. Yeah. Speaking of karma though, we've mentioned karma earlier and we got to talk about Kevin McCarthy and Carmageddon. I mean, I hope that the Republicans take notice that this is what happens when you cut a deal with the Democrats. Cause that's what he did, right? He cut a deal with the Democrats. Some of them are not getting it still though. Newt Gingrich I saw last night. Newt, I love you man. But he's on Fox. So he goes, I think this is a bad idea. I'm like, this guy is exactly why people like you and I McCarthy never give a goddamn penny to the Republican. And that's exactly why we don't show up for the benefits anymore. We don't show up because it's, it's, it's total. We are $33 trillion in debt with a clock, by the way, that is literally smoking. It's going so fast. You can't even see the numbers flip anymore. It's just a blur. It's just a blur.
A highlight from Ep387: How To Infuse Fun Into Your Podcast - Jordan Arrick and Kaleb Kohart
"As a podcast or as an improv troupe, if anybody says the words, no, but they have to do 10 pushups immediately. It's a powerful way to run things. Like if you accept that in your podcast or your business or your everyday life, like the next time you have an argument with your significant other, try using yes and versus no, but it's transformative. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today we got a different type of show. I don't even remember where I heard this, but there was this person who's like, we're going to do it a little bit different, but kind of the same. Who is that? I can't even remember, but kind of the same because you guys are podcasters and kind of different because typically guest my that I have on has a business and the podcast flows into the business. So for example, I'll use myself as an example. I've got the podcast I'm podcasting. You're being interviewed on it right now. And my company is Grow Your Show. It's a podcast agency. And the podcast listener hears that I have that. And sometimes we do business. And so we support people that have a business where it's a coaching program or whatever, and it builds into it. What I like about today, which is kind of the same and kind of different, is that you guys have a totally different type of show and it's not for like a coaching program or real estate coaching program right now. It's really about these different movies. By the way, to the listener, it's called How Have You Not Seen That? And the link is in the show notes. So you could scroll down and you can click on that. I've got two guests. Also, this is different. Caleb, Jordan, I usually only have one, but was it you, Jordan, who was like, have my partner with me too? Yeah, this is really a collaborative effort between three of us actually. And I didn't want to exclude any of my co -hosts from this moment because we all participate in different ways. We all bring different things to the show, creative ideas, production ideas. And I wanted to make sure that we're going to cover everything that you're looking for here. Cool. That way, if I ask a certain question, you got the whole team, but we're missing one. We're missing the woman. We are. We're missing Margarita. She has a job. We need that feminine energy. Yeah, I know. We often need that in our lives. That's why she's like our trio. She completes it all, but yeah, she works a real job. So the rest of us. Oh, okay. Got it. And you're married to her too. I am. Yeah. You say that our podcast doesn't really serve a business, but it kind of does in a way in that it helps us market our improv comedy group and my creative production company. I'm going to write that down. I'm loving this. Keep going though. Ironically, Margarita, we cast in our improv troop 18 years ago when Jordan and I started it. So I guess in a way I ended up casting my wife. Awesome. Was she your wife back then or? No, we just got married six years ago. So it's 12 years. I see how you are. I like to take my time with it. It was a long drawn out romantic process. Yeah. Was it like love at first sight? You were like, Oh, I've got to cast her so I can get to know her quite the opposite. I mean, we did dates quite the opposite. Does she know that? Yeah. She very much said that we both got into long -term relationships after the troop and it came around in the end. So it can fill and grow your improv group. I've got a question on that real quick. And it's because you usually have five people on the podcast.
A highlight from CONGRESS DEMANDS BITCOIN ETF APPROVAL - GENSLER GETS REKT | SB Originals
"You refuse to be transparent with Congress regarding your interactions with FTX and Sam Bankman -Fried. That's the investigation we started last Congress. Finally, your lack of responsiveness to this committee's legitimate oversight continues to be unacceptable. And I want to finish here. In February, the committee made multiple requests for documents to the Securities Exchange Commission. This is normal congressional oversight. Yet seven months later, the committee has not received a single non -public document that was not part of a FOIA production. As I said, our patience is wearing thin. The SEC is not above the law, nor is it unique. Other financial regulators have routinely complied with congressional oversight. So let me be clear. I do not want to be the first chairman of this committee to issue a subpoena to the Securities Exchange Commission. And you should not want to be the first SEC chair to receive a congressional subpoena. Either we find a path forward where the SEC recognizes Congress is a co -equal branch of government and is responsive to our oversight duties, or my option is to issue a subpoena. It's time for you to consider the lasting consequences of your actions and what that means to the Securities Exchange Commission's reputation long term. While your time in this role may be temporary, the repercussions for your actions may be permanent for the agency. I yield back. What's up and welcome back. You know, they say when you're on the hot seat, the burns can last a lifetime. And the other night the hot seat was in Congress and Gary Gensler was feeling the heat. We got a lot to cover. Let's get it. All right, let's get it started here. This was just in full letter to the SEC, and this was on September 26th and addressed to Chairman Gensler. It included Representatives Mike Flood, Tom Emmer, Richie Torres, and Wylie Nickel, and they claimed the SEC continuously is discriminated against spot Bitcoin ETFs. And then we have this from Representative Warren Davidson, Gary Gensler must be held accountable. And then if you guys look at the tweet here throughout his tenure, Gary Gensler has blatantly ignored Congress, be it when considering rulemakings or responding to lawmakers oversight requests. Republicans continue to bring long overdue accountability to Gensler's SEC. Republicans are holding SEC Chair Gensler accountable. They even went so far as to say, all right, let's bring in subpoenas or maybe we should just fire this guy. He went further. Gensler's failures are many. That's why I introduced the SEC Stabilization Act to fire Gary Gensler. He'll see you in the hearing. And we've got so much of the hearing to get to. It was honestly out of line in some regards, hilarious. But let's get to it. And we're going to go ahead and get it started here with the GOP majority whip, Tom Emmer totally crushes Gary Gensler. Here's one quote. It cannot be understated. A common theme throughout your career, sir, is your relentless loyalty to the largest financial institutions at the clear expense of innovation, competition and everyday Americans. Let's roll the clip. Chair Gensler, I have a series of questions that require a yes or no answer. And in the interest of my limited time, I'd appreciate it if you would comply with it. Mr. Gensler, is it fair to say generally that large institutions in any given industry benefit more from regulatory uncertainty than everyday market participants or smaller institutions who don't have the scale or the capital to fund expensive compliance teams? Large institutions could benefit from uncertainty. Reclaiming my time. The answer is yes, sir. Mr. Gensler, you had an 18 year career at Goldman Sachs where you were partner and co -head of finance, correct? Yes, sir. Thank you. And is it correct to say that you made most of your personal wealth directly through your employment at this bank, Goldman Sachs? I've done well since then, too, sir.
Meet Fannie Lou Hamer: Sharecropper Turned Activist
"There's another Fanny that I want to introduce you to. Her name is Miss Fanny Lou Hamer. I don't know about you, but I've been to the Mississippi Delta once. Mea culpa for the cliche, but I did meet some of the kindest strangers I've ever met there. If you're molded from the city suburbs like I am, the Delta will shock your sensibilities. 200 miles long, 87 miles across at its widest point and encompassing approximately 4 ,415 ,000 as you stand you are no more special than an average stock of corn. The flatland, strong enough to tango with tornadoes, will effortlessly swallow you up if you dare it to. Yet the bodies of African -American children, men, and women were forced to stretch across the Delta to domesticate the land for the profit and riches of the patriarchy. First through human exploitation of slavery and then through the economically exploitative system of sharecropping. Now sharecropping has and is practiced globally in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. In the United States after the Civil War sharecropping seceded slavery as a system of agricultural labor where landlords would contract with tenant farmers to lease a portion of land in exchange for a value of the crops. Under this system the tenant farmer would work the land and receive a share of the value of the crop less charges for seed, tools, tenancy, and food. The system was rife with price manipulations which indebted many sharecropper tenants from harvest to harvest. These landlords were largely the same individuals who just months and years before were the slave holders of the now tenants who were just months and years before slaves. After plantation owners were forced to sever their stronghold of human exploitation through the Civil War. It's not a difficult logic leap to understand that the new system with the same old players in the same old place wasn't going to produce a different outcome other than human exploitation. The sharecroppers were living under poor working conditions that kept them in a poverty trap. It was a rigged system but what other choice existed in the South following the Civil War? To live, to eat. Where was a Black person supposed to go? How were they supposed to survive? As compelling testimony to how life can force the hand of change in the inertia of oppression. A once child laborer on a sharecropping plantation in the Delta at the tender age of 45 became a catalyst to end the sharecropping industry's 62 -year reign. Her name was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was a force for social change. All she wanted was freedom. All she wanted was to be a first -class citizen amongst equal citizenry. The best place to begin to know Ms. Fannie might be at the crescendo of her life following an 18 -year period of sharecropping on a cotton plantation near Ruleville, Mississippi. In this season of her life she built a serious career as a voting rights, women's rights, civil rights activist, and community organizer during the violent era of Jim Crow which were racial segregation laws and formal and informal policies. Everyday life for Blacks in Mississippi was a sentence and perpetuity of embodied hardship and then the most extraordinary thing happened. The intention of disruption from community organizers introduced Ms. Fannie to the promise of change through democratic participation of voting. She said, they talked about how it was our right as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us. We hadn't heard anything about registering to vote because when you see this flat land in here when the people would get out of the fields if they had a radio they'd be too tired to play it so we didn't know what was going on in the rest of the state even much less in other places.
A highlight from Eric Diaz's Journey From the University of Georgia to Coaching Rising American Alex Michelsen
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. We are here with Eric Diaz. You remember the name? Eric is son of Manny Diaz, coach of Alex Mickelson, Werner Tan, and right now has his own thing called tier one performance out in the Irvine area. Welcome to the show, Eric. How's it going? Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. It's great to be on. Great to be on. So I interviewed your dad probably about 2 months ago. That was, you know, we were poking fun about him redshirting Ethan Quinn, you know, not choosing not to play Ethan Quinn later. You know he wins NCAA the next year. It was kind of like, what were you thinking, right? Yeah, one of those tough ones. Oh yeah, it was kind of like, did you think he wasn't ready? Was he, did he think he wasn't ready? Like, you know, you probably could have won NCAA twice. That kind of thing but you obviously came from good tennis pedigree. So, I guess the first obvious question was what was it like growing up with your dad being Manny? You know, because I, it's hard not to take work home, right? Let's just put it that way. You're a tennis coach and a child of a tennis dad. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I think anybody that's been in tennis for a long time knows it's kind of a lifestyle a little bit. You know, there's definitely being the tennis coach and kind of, you know, working toward things but it's also, I don't know, the sport takes so much of you that sometimes, you know, it just feels like, you know, it's second nature. It's kind of a part of it. So, I mean, growing up in Athens, growing up around Dan McGill Complex was always a treat. That was back when NCAA's were kind of always hosted in Athens. So, I got to watch, you know, all the college greats. I grew up watching the Bryan brothers get, you know, sadly then they were kind of pegging some of our guys in doubles matches but, you know, it was really cool being able to sit court side, watch those guys and then, you know, be able to watch them on TV a little bit later. Really cool. Really cool experience growing up. Now, from a junior career, did your dad coach you your whole career or did he hire private coaches to sort of teach you technique? Because I know, you know, coaching at a program like UGA, it is very demanding and sometimes the children of the tennis coach lose out to the actual players and the people who are paying. So, did he coach you? How was that? You know, he coached me. I think he tried to coach me but at the same time, he also didn't want to put too much pressure on me to like, you know, really play tennis and go in. So, he kind of let it be my own thing. I started, I actually went to Athens Country Club, great little spot on the outside of Athens. Alan Miller was the main coach there. So, he helped me out a lot. He actually, he was on my dad's first, you know, assistant coaching team where they won a national title. I think he paired with Ola who now obviously has been with USGA for a while. I think they played doubles and I think they won a doubles title as well. So, I think Alan was a part of the first team championship and then he was also, you know, he won a doubles title there too. I think he might have won two. So, I spent a lot of time around him which was also, it was really cool. You know, it was a guy who was a part of the Georgia tennis family. Athens is really tight -knit like that and so it's special to be a part of that family both, I guess, through blood and through, you know, the alumni. It's cool. Now, let me ask you, did you ever consider going anywhere else, right? I mean, successful junior career, one of the top players in the nation, tons of options. You know, it could be like, you know, there's always sort of the, oh, his dad's going to give him a scholarship, right? You saw with Ben Shelton, you know, Brian Shelton. Obviously, he's going to look out for his kid. Did you ever aspire to like go to another top program or UCLA or Texas or Florida? I think growing up, you know, because I got to see all those teams play. You know, I remember in 1999, I looked up this guy who, he played number one for UCLA. I don't know, this guy showed up. I'm a little kid and he had half of his head was blue and the other half was gold and, you know, UCLA was firing it up. They were really good at the time. I remember that was my dad's first national title in 99. And, you know, ever since then, I really, you know, I looked up to the guys. Every now and then, I got to sneak on to a little travel trip and, you know, I got to see what it was like. But, I mean, for me, it was always Georgia. I thought Athens was a special place, you know, getting to see the crowds that they get there and being able to kind of just see the atmosphere of everybody caring about each other. You know, it was cool looking at other teams. You know, the Brian brothers had the cool Reebok shoes, you know, the UCLA guy with the different hair. But at the end of the day, it was always the dogs. It was always Georgia. So, I was really lucky when I got to be a part of that team and I got to kind of wear the G that, you know, through my junior years, I was always wearing it, you know, but I guess it was a little bit different when you're actually, you know, on the team and representing. I think it's a different feeling. Yeah. So, if you didn't go into tennis, what else would you be doing? Like, you know, I didn't, you know, I'm obviously coaching now, but I didn't go right into coaching. I went to work into pharmaceuticals like marketing, sales, you know, finance. It's always, I always find it interesting to say if I wasn't coaching, I got my degree, I would be doing this. Yeah. You know, if I was a little bit more prone, I think to just loving schoolwork and loving studying, you know, everybody's always told me that I would make a pretty good lawyer just because I'm a bit of a contrarian. I like to argue. I like to challenge everybody that's kind of around me. So, I'm always looking for a good argument. So, I'll go with that. Everybody's always told me, you know, maybe you should have been a lawyer. You argue a Hey, lot. well, I'm sure, I'm sure your tennis parents, right? The parents of the academy probably don't like that one, right? They like to be in control. They have the last say and be contrarian. A lot of the time they do. A lot of the time they do. Yeah. So, you're sort of like stepping out, right? Out of the shadow and you're now on the west coast out there in the with Irvine area tier one performance and quite honestly, making your own name. I know you've had opportunity to coach Alex Mickelson as well as, you know, Lerner, Tan who are both like doing real well, both like main draw this year at US Open. Tell me about the process of moving way west. Yeah. And starting your own thing. Well, you know, it kind of started with, you know, I took that leap and I moved away from home for, you know, the first time because obviously being born and raised and going to school at UGA. I took my first chance and I went to Boise State and I worked under Greg Patton for a year who I'd heard great things about and, you know, all were true. He's a great guy. I thought it was a fantastic experience. So, I did that for a year and then over the summer, the UGA swim coach's son that I kind of grew up with, he was in Newport and so I kind of came to visit and then, you know, all of a sudden the opportunity to be coaching out here, you know, came about and, you know, I did my due diligence a little bit. You know, I looked at the old tennis recruiting pages and, you know, I'm looking at all the talent over the last like 20 years and, you know, statistically, you look at the list and you're like, okay, you know, if I'm in this area and I give myself, you know, the right opportunities and I, you know, learn how to coach properly, you know, I feel like I've had some pretty good experience from some good mentors. You know, then I kind of thought, you know, okay, maybe I can kind of control my own destiny out here a little bit and, you know, over time, it's taken a lot but, you know, over time, I feel like I did get myself some pretty decent opportunities. So, when you first laid eyes on Mickelson, how old was he? He was 12. He was coming out to some point place. It was the first place I kind of rented courts. It was this old rundown beat up club but beautiful. There were some trees there. Nobody wanted it. The courts were kind of run down and everyone's like, oh no, nothing there and I was like, I'll take it. So, you know, it gave me space. It gave me courts. It gave me the ability to kind of try and market. I made things cheap so I could get a lot of kids out there and try and get a competitive environment going and luckily, you know, had a good bit of talent out there where, you know, the kids kind of attracted the kids and I was this young coach, 23, 24 and, you know, over time, you know, people started to kind of gain trust and realize, you know, this guy isn't that bad. So, you know, over time, it kind of, you know, worked in my favor and, you know, everything kind of worked out. I eventually switched clubs to a nicer one and, you know, you move up. You earn your stripes. Now, when you saw him, did you initially see, you know, like super talent because he won our ADK this summer and, you know, it was full of Steve Johnson, Su -Woo Kwong. It was Ethan Quinn. It was other names, right? Kanee Shakuri. And Alex, okay, you know, he got the USTA wildcard. He's a young kid. You know what I mean? Like, sort of under the radar and then he wins the whole tournament in finals Newport on the grass like a week later. So, did you see it right away? Was he like a typical kind of 12 -year -old throwing his racket, having tantrums? What was he like at 12? Alex has always turned on tantrums. But, you know, when he was 12, he was good. But, you know, I'll be honest, there were a handful of kids out there that, you know, Kyle Kang, who's had a lot of success. I saw him. Sebastian Goresney, who Alex won doubles with. There were a handful of others and, I mean, Alex, they were, he was good. If I thought that he would be this good, you know, at this point, I think I'd I don't think I saw that. But, you know, you definitely see that this kid's capable of playing at a pretty good level while he's young. And then, you know, as the years kind of go and then as you sort of see him and his personality kind of develop, you kind of recognize, you know, this, you know, this isn't too normal of a 16, 17, 18 -year -old kid. And then, you know, sure enough, eventually the results followed, which was pretty fun to watch. Yeah, I mean, I felt it was interesting because he was here with like his friend. Yeah. You know, not even like a coach, trainer, physio, nothing. Like him and his homeboy. Yeah. He didn't look like he played tennis. You know what I mean? So, yeah, it was like, it was interesting to show up without, you know, completing against guys who are here with like coaching that they're paying six -figure salaries and who are scouting, right? And for him to kind of move through the draw, honestly, I mean, you know, maybe he split sets once. Yeah. It was actually really interesting. He's an extremely competitive kid. And so, you know, throughout the last few years kind of as we've traveled to some events and as he's gone to some like by himself, you know, the whole understanding is, okay, how well do you really understand, you know, your day -to -day process? How well are you able to, you know, nowadays, you know, with challengers, everything you can stream, you can watch. So, you know, both myself and, you know, Jay, the other coach that's here and helping him out, you know, we watch, we communicate. But, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it was one of those big decisions, okay, are you going to go to college or are you going to go pro? And he's kind of weighing those two things. And it's, you know, if you really think you want to be a pro, show me. And so it's one of those things, luckily, when he's young, you know, you have the, you know, it's kind of freedom. If he loses some matches, okay, you're young. If, you know, you win some matches, okay, great. You're young. So it's one of those things where, you know, we really kind of wanted to see, you know, what he's able to do sort of on his own. How well can he manage emotionally? How well can he, you know, create some game plans and stick to his day -to -day routines? And he, I would say he passed. And did he officially turn pro? He officially turned pro, yeah. Yeah. So I know UGA was going to be where he was going. I know he was undecided this summer, but UGA was going to, was there a little bit of an inside man kind of happening here, right? You know, I mean, you know, I think that, you know, I'll definitely say, I think he had some exposure to hearing about, you know, some Georgia greatness. I think that for sure. But, you know, I'll say it was his decision. Ultimately, I tried to not put too much pressure or expectation on where he was going to go. You know, I think Georgia has a lot to offer. So I think, you gone that route, I think it would be, you know, I don't think we can really fail if, you know, you're going and you're trying to be a tennis player and that's a place you choose. I think it's a pretty good place. Now tell us about Lerner Tan. I'll admit as a player that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch too much. I had not watched him in the challenges at all. But was he also sort of in the program at a young age or did he just sort of come later on? My partner actually, you know, kind of helped him when he was young because Levitt Jay used to be incorporated at Carson, which was kind of where Lerner kind of had his, you know, beginnings. He was a little bit more, I guess I'll say, you know, his talent was Federation spotted, I guess you could say as to where Alex was kind of, you know, the guy on the outside a little figuring his own way. Lerner was kind of the guy that everybody kind of thought was, you know, the guy. Right. And so, you know, it's been fun kind of watching him, you know, see his transition, you know, from juniors to now, you know, kind of becoming, you know, the top of juniors, you know, winning Kalamazoo the last two years and his transition. It's been fun to see. So, you know, I've seen a lot of him out of the last, you know, two and a half to three years. So it's been, it's definitely been a different transition. I feel like, you know, it's a little bit fire and ice there. You know, Alex is the fiery one screaming a good bit and Lerner is the silent killer. So it's, they're definitely different, which I think, you know, is pretty refreshing and it's kind of cool to see them both have success in their own accord. So tell us about Tier 1 then. So how many courts, obviously you grew up, I mean, like, you know, I started in the park years ago, right? In Chicago Park, right? And now I got 27 courts. But tell us about Tier 1 performance now. Where are you? How many courts do you now have? How many kids are you serving? Yeah, we're in Newport Beach right now, which is great. Weather's nice. We have, right now, we're running our program out of only five ports. It's not that big. You know, we take a lot of pride in just kind of being individually, you know, development based. I feel like if you're in our program, you're going to have, you know, a good bit of time from the coaches. You're probably going to have a chance to hit with some of the top guys. We try to be really selective with who we kind of have. Just because in Southern California, it's really difficult to, you know, get your hands on a ton of courts. There's so many people in tennis. There's only a few clubs now. You know, pickleball, even at our club right now, you know, pickleball is booming. You know, so many people are playing. It's keeping clubs alive, which, you know, I think is nice. But at the same time, I would love to see, you know, a lot of tennis courts and tennis opportunity. But, you know, it is what it is. Yeah, man, pickleball is definitely taking over. You see clubs getting rid of one court, two courts, and they think that it's not that big of an impact. But I mean, two courts really makes a difference in terms of being able to spread kids out, get them more time, get more balls and more balls at the time. But it's, you know, I think in tennis, if we want to fight them off, we've got to market better and we've got to grow, right? They're in this growth sort of stage and we're sort of stagnant, you know, so it's not like we're not leaving the club with a lot of choices other than to diversify, you know what I mean? Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So, let me ask you that. So, you've obviously had two kids that are going on. What do you tell that next parent, whose kid's 14, right, may get to see learner Alex come to the academy and number one, they want to homeschool, right, or ask you whether or not they should homeschool or B, you know, whether or not they should choose to go to college or, you know, turn pro. How are you advising parents? Because I get the question all the time. Should we homeschool, right? Should we do whatever? And I always, you know, the answer is always, it depends. Yeah. But what would be your answer in terms of homeschooling to train? Well, look, I definitely think that if your primary goal is to be a tennis player and I think, you know, if you're an athlete and that's kind of what you want to do, I think there's a lot of benefit in homeschooling just because, you know, it enables you to travel. You know, if I get to the ITF level, you know, I need to be able to travel. Those tournaments start on Monday and they go through Friday. So, you know, if I'm in a regular school, if I'm a high school kid, you know, that's a pretty difficult life for me to be able to justify or to, you know, be able to get my excused absences and stuff like that. You know, we're definitely big. You know, if you show me a 14 and under kid and I feel like I had pretty good experience in this just because I saw a lot of kids from the age of 12 to 14, you know, I got to see an entire kind of generation out of SoCal and a lot of them were pretty good. You know, the one thing I think, you know, when you're 12, 13, 14 years old, I think the primary thing kind of for level, obviously it matters how you're doing it, but I think the primary thing is the repetition. You know, I saw a ton of kids where they had a bunch of practices and I knew that that kid probably, you know, had 30%, 40 % more time than some of the other kids. And, you know, sure enough, that kid is more competent at keeping the ball in play. You know, they're able, you know, they've just seen and touched more balls. So, you know, they're going to make more balls. I think it's a balance. I think it really depends on the parents. I think it really depends on the kid. And I think it depends on the environment that they'll be in if they are going to be homeschooled. You know, I will say that, you know, we've had a handful of kids kind of switch from high school to homeschooled and they're in our program. But I feel like there's still strong social aspects in our program. You know, all the boys are tight. They compete a lot. They, you know, I feel like they get their social, you know, they go to lunch. And just kind of our standards are really high. I think this past year we had five kids that graduated that all went to IVs. So, you know, it's totally possible whether you're homeschooled or whether you're in school, I think, to, you know, kind of pursue academic excellence. I think, you know, just because you're doing one thing and not the other, I don't think that that necessarily, you know, takes that away from you. I think tennis can open a ton of doors. And I think I kind of, you know, we've kind of seen that in the last few years. I've seen a lot more tennis kids choosing IV ever since 2020, I feel. I feel like the IVs have been pretty hot, especially for some blue chip players, which I think, you know, if you look prior to 2020, I think the percentages took a pretty drastic jump, which is interesting to see. Yeah, you know, it's funny, you know, in some markets you see people playing for the scholarship and in some other markets you see them playing for entrance, right, into the Princeton, the Harvards. And one of the myths, like, I think if you think about basketball or football, right, the better basketball football players are obviously choosing the SEC, right, Pac -12, whatever that is. But in tennis, you know, I think that, you know, your academics and your tennis have to be, like, at the top scale to go, just because you're not like a bad tennis player if you go to Harvard, you know what I mean? Like, the kid that goes to Harvard or makes the team probably could have gone to PCU, right, or Florida or whatever, you know what I mean? And so it is interesting to see the number of people who say, yes, I've spent 30 grand on tennis for the past eight years and I'm still willing to pay for college, right, because I got into Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. But I think it's a big myth where, you know, the United States is so basketball focused, we see Harvard basketball as, like, okay, that's everyone that didn't get chosen by the Illinois, the Wisconsin, the Michigan. And it's not the same, you know what I mean? Yeah, it's different for sure. So when you think about, like, the Ivies, right, you see a lot of kids go to East Coast and you think about, you know, COVID obviously changed something with the home school, you know, sort of situation. People who never considered that it was possible were like, okay, well, we've been living at home for a year and a half and doing online studies, it's not that bad, you know, they're more focused with their time. Did you see more people from families who you thought would not have done it try it post COVID? Yeah, definitely. I think the really popular thing that a lot of people are doing now is kind of a hybrid schedule, which I actually really like a lot. At least in California, I don't know if the schooling system is different everywhere else. I know it was different where I was from. But a lot of these kids, you know, they'll go to school from 8 to 1130 or 8 to 12. And, you know, they have their three hours where, you know, I don't know how they stagger their classes and stuff like that. But I know that pretty much every kid at every school in SoCal is at least able to do this if they so choose. And so they're able to get released around 12 or something. And, you know, they're able to be at afternoon practice and get a full block in. You know, for me, that still enables you to get the hours you need on court and to be able to maintain some of that social. And, you know, if you become, you know, really, really good, I guess, okay, by junior year, maybe you could consider, okay, maybe I should take this a little bit more seriously, maybe I should go full time homeschool. Or, you know, a lot of these kids are in a place where it's, you know, I'm comfortable with my tennis, I like where it's at, I feel like it'll give me opportunity in college. My grades are great. And, you know, maybe that person's a little more academically inclined. And, you know, they want to have a career and they feel like tennis is that great stepping stone. Which I think is a really cool thing about our sport is it just opens a tremendous amount of doors. I feel like if you figure out how to develop and be a good tennis player and how to compete well in tennis, you can you can apply that to almost everything in life. Yeah. So you talk about opening doors, right? When Alex or Lerner were sort of deciding whether to walk through door number one, which is college, or door number two, which is which is obviously turning pro. Right. How did you advise them? You know what I mean? If I say, hey, you know what? Take a couple wildcards. If you went around or two, maybe you go to college. If you win a tournament, maybe you stay out there. If an agency locks you into a deal, right? Then, you know, they normally know what good looks like and they normally have like the ear of the Nike, the Adidas, right? Then you turn pro. What was your advice in terms of if and when, right? Yeah. For those who ask. Well, they were both in different places. I'm gonna start with Lerner cuz he's younger. He actually, you know, did a semester in college. You know, Lerner finished high school, I think, when he was sixteen, sixteen and a half. And so, obviously, your eligibility clock starts, you know, six months after you finish your high school. So, for him, it was, you know, he was so young, he didn't really have much pro experience at that time. You know, he did great things in juniors. You know, he won Kalamazoo. He got his wild card into the men's that year and then, you know, he played a little bit of pro kind of and then, you know, that that January, he went in and and did a semester at USC which I think was a good experience for him socially. He had some eligibility problems which, you know, only let him play about five, six matches toward the end of the year which was kind of disappointing and then, you know, he won Kalamazoo again and so, you know, that was the second trip there and then, you know, by then, he had a little bit more exposure with, you know, agencies and brands and kind of, you know, the stuff that you'd like to see that'll actually give you the financial security to kind of, you know, chase your dream and pass up, you know, the the education, I guess, for the time being. So, you know, I felt like that was really the security was a big was a big thing for him. You know, prior to winning Kalamazoo for the second time, you know, he still had Junior Grand Slams to play. He wasn't playing men's events. So, for him being that age, you know, it was, well, you know, I'm I'm not in a massive rush so why not get a semester in and I think he had a great time. He really liked it. I mean, he he speaks pretty positively about the dual matches. He actually follows college tennis now a little bit more. You know, he will talk about some dual matches which I think is pretty cool and you know, I think it gave him some confidence getting to play for university, getting to represent, you know, seeing that university promotes you. I think there's a lot of benefits there and now, you know, he's got an alumni base. You know, people talk about all, you know, he's a USC Trojan and stuff like that. You know, you see it at all different tournaments. You know, guys are wearing a USC hat and, you know, hey, learner, da da da and you know, I think that that's pretty cool to be a part of, you know, a big family of people who are proud that, you know, they can say they played in the same place and then Alex. Alex was, you know, he was a little old for his grade and he was one that he committed and, you know, the whole time him and learner kind of, you know, talking and, you know, about going pro and da da da da. You know, obviously, it was their dream. You know, I just kept telling Alex, you know, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear it until, you know, it's a real problem and so, you know, he gets to 400 in the world and, you know, it's what you do. You get to 400. You know, it's good but at the end of the day, you know, you're not, your life's not changing because you're 400 in the world. You know, so he's 400 in the world and he's, you know, saying stuff to me and I'm like, I could not care less you're going to college and then it was, you know, this was probably in January, February, you know, he starts to kind of do a little bit better and I think at that point, I recognized that he was better than a lot of the guys kind of at the challenger level. You know, just from my perspective, I was seeing kind of what it was, what it was to be 300, what it was to be 200 and I think at that point, like February, March, I fully knew that he was good enough to be there and to be winning those matches but at the same time, you know, having financial security, having set, you know, all of those factors that kind of go into whether I'm going to pass up my education and go pro. You know, it's a big decision and so I remember we were putting it off. I just said, you know, nothing till US Open. I was like, we're not, we're not talking about college till US Open. I said, you know, when we get to US Open, you finish US Open, you have that exposure, you know, we see what happens in those two weeks and then, you know, then we'll kind of make a decision but until then, like, don't even think about it. Don't talk about it. Don't care. You're going to school and I think that mentality really helped him kind of just play free. He was, you know, I'm not playing to go pro. I'm trying to do my job in school, finish my high school. I'm going to tournaments, playing great, just trying to compete and, you know, lucky for him, you know, well, I guess it's not lucky at all. That kid worked his absolute tail off but, you know, he had that success in Chicago at your club and then, you know, he made that little Newport run and I think by then, that was his third or fourth former top 10 win and, you know, he won his challenger. He final the challenger. He'd semied another one. He had kind of shown and, you know, some people have gotten attention and they started believing in him and so then, you know, that's when that big decision kind of came but I feel like for him, he really established himself, improved himself amongst pros which I think is an interesting thing because a lot of the time when you see these juniors kind of go pro sub 18, a lot of the time, it's because they had tremendous junior success which then made them, you know, they had grand slam success and stuff like that but Alex didn't have any of that. You know, Alex was kind of the late bloomer that, you know, in the last year when he was already 18 and aged out of ITF, the kid really just took it to a new level and, you know, I think he really showed that he's kind of ready for what the tour has to offer.
Dan Bongino: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
"Whatever so serious note yesterday i was telling you a story i was doing this uh book signing and i'm leaving and and i run into this guy and i have been tired whenever it's not a sob story everybody's tired everybody you know who cares but i was candid with you and i should have given this guy more of my time and i felt bad i came out and paula was like you know we gotta go we gotta go and it's not her fault i told her we gotta go it's not like she was being rude so the guy as i was walking out of the barnes and noble in jensen beach he said to me you know i spent 18 years in the pen the penitentiary was in jail obviously and i told you the story yesterday i want to do the whole thing over again but i've i've always had a soft spot for people who done really bad things but try to repent i you know i think we're all sinners and we're all worthy of a second shot and you know i'm not suggesting any their of their crimes are going to go away and the victims are going to be uh... feel any better about not but you know if jesus could forgive someone on the cross to his right and say well you in heaven for repenting then i can certainly try to do the same thing so i i want to make i sure put this out of the beginning of the show you know for those you out there drugs alcohol gambling addictions you're down and out fired from a job maybe dropped out of school and you think you know can't get any worse for me will number one i can't but you see the nice part about it not when you think you can't get any worse is there's a whole lot more side for you then down side once you've kinda hit the bottom are close to it the only way to go you know is up and i don't like dumb cliches because they're
"18 years" Discussed on WTOP
"Have arrested 18 -year -old Lavelle Harris and a 17 -year -old boy for the murder of 18 -year -old Kendall Batson. Batson died after suffering from gunshot wounds near North Forestville Elementary School Ritchie on Highway. The initial investigation revealed that Batson was shot during a carjacking and that the teenagers did not know each other. Harris is facing first and second -degree murder as well as armed carjacking charges. The 17 year -old also facing charges near both being held without bond. He evolved from the son of Bob Marley a to Grammy winner on his own right. Ziggy Marley performs live at Wolf Trap on this and today Sunday at Wolf Trap in Virginia. We do music with a purpose. We're singing about freedom. We sing about rights. We sing about justice. We sing about revolution. We sing about nature. We sing about environment. We sing about love. Love is my religion. Ziggy Marley famously grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, but you might Might not know he spent a little time in the Delmarva region in Wilmington, Delaware. At that time, we lived there with our grandmother, my father's mother. Yeah, it was the first time I saw snow. First time I knew what Christmas was. So being a in Delaware, very life it was -changing experience for a young kid like me. Hear our full chat on my podcast, Beyond the Fame, Jason Fraley, to be to be Well, tomorrow is Father's Day. Do you need a last -minute gift? Dads are pretty easy, says Lauren Savoy. The three main categories that we found dads love are consumable gifts like beverage or coffee, experience gifts like night out at a restaurant or a tea time at a favorite golf course, and then, of course, gift cards. Dads love gift cards. But no matter what you get Pops, she says you should always include a thoughtful note. That's really the best gift that you can give your dad. A handwritten note that explains their impact on your life. Stacey Sports at 25 and 55. Powered by Maximus. Moving technology forward. You have to take down Ben Raby. Alright Kyle, the college world series doesn't get the same as attention March Madness or the college football playoff, but the NCAA's year -end tournament for baseball, it's terrific been over the past few weeks. The season culminating in Omaha, Nebraska this week, said of the annual college world series and drama last night in Omaha as Virginia blew a two -run ninth inning lead, ultimately fell to the Florida Gators 6 -5 the final with the loss UVA now facing elimination as they face TCU this afternoon. It's winner go home for the Cavaliers first pitch just past two. Meanwhile, despite getting to the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara for five runs, Nationals were unable to close the deal. They dropped their series opener to the Marlins 6 -5 the final. Thomas his team leading 10th homer in the Nationals defeat golf Ricky Fowler a one -stroke lead at the Open US Rockville's Denny McCarthy is tied for 12th round three coming up later today from Los Angeles Ben Raby WTOP sports are coming up on WTOP there is a new effort to stop the planned toll lanes on the beltway in Maryland and more severe weather threats for parts of the country today 956 when people have a craving explore to new and traditional Asian cuisines they head to PF Chang's where scratch made dishes come from the 2 ,000 year old tradition of wok cooking PF Chang's wanted to explore new possibilities for their website they turn to American Eagle AmericanEagle .com re -architected PF Chang's website integrating multiple third -party systems to create a unified digital experience the results improve page speed and performance personalized content based on users location intuitive online ordering an increase in organic search visibility and a 40 % increase users in new for scratch made Asian cuisine visit your local PF Chang's or go to PF Chang's .com for website design development digital marketing and hosting that produce efficiency revenue and results visit American Eagle .com PF Chang's and AmericanEagle .com another example of the best businesses in the world turning to the best business in the for websites go to AmericanEagle .com or call 877 -WEB -NOW -1 that's American Eagle .com or call 877 -WEB get -NOW rid of your timeshare call now and get this timeshare cancellation guide absolutely free call 800 -838 6161 that's 800 -838 -6161 800 -838 -6161 this is WTOP News WTOP -FM Washington WWW -TFM Manassas
"18 years" Discussed on WTOP
"Think he's a threat to society. We don't think that at all. And absolutely, he has a right to free speech. 18 years is the longest sentence handed down so far in a capitol riot case. Tarpley says there's no way roads was a leader of what happened at the capitol. He was just a convenient target, the oath keepers were a convenient target. The DoJ looked at them and said, oh, here's a skate here at the scapegoats of what happened on January 6th. Rhodes calls himself a political prisoner. Judge meta told roads the moment he is released whenever that may be. He will be ready to take up arms against his government. Ed Donahue, Washington, a second oath keeper's member Kelly meggs, his sentence to 12 years in prison for seditious conspiracy. The latest now on the political drama involving the death limit, house lawmakers have left town for the holiday weekend to week before a possible national default, but talks are continuing President Biden actually says they may be getting close. I made clear time and again to fall in on our national debt is not an option. The American people deserve to know this is social security payments will be there. The veterans hospitals remain open and that economic progress will be made and we're going to continue to make it. Default puts all that at risk. Congressional leaders understand that and they've all agreed. There will be no default. WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. The house is top Democrat Hakeem Jeffries is blasting Republicans for deciding to leave Washington. On June 1st, America may run out of the ability to pay our bills and extreme mega Republicans have chosen to get out of town before sundown. But House speaker Kevin McCarthy says he's directed his team to keep working 24/7 with The White House to try to reach an agreement. And House majority leader Steve scalise says lawmakers can quickly be called back. Members will receive 24 hours notice in the event we need to return to Washington. But even if an agreement is reached soon, Congress isn't likely to have enough time to vote before the potential June 1st deadline. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO news. The day before FBI agents searched former president Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate for classified documents, two of his employees moved boxes of papers. Again, this was one day before. It comes in an exclusive report from The Washington Post, the post also reports the former president and his aides, held a dress rehearsal for moving those documents before his office even received a subpoena for them in May of last year. Two people speaking on condition of anonymity are telling The Washington Post, mister Trump kept the documents in his office where they were visible, and he sometimes showed them to other people. Campaign 2024 on WTO just towers into the Republican race for The White House. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is heading back and former president Trump. CBS News chief campaign and election correspondent Robert Costa says desantis claims Trump is not
"18 years" Discussed on WTOP
"As he sentenced oath keepers founder Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison for his role in the capital insurrection. Here's correspondent Scott mcfarlane. He said Stuart Rhodes was in fact somebody who galvanized some of the violence that day and is responsible for so much of what happened that day. And that's what always is separated this case. Stewart Rhodes was not just accused of being here in Washington, January 6th, and trying to oppose the transfer of power. He was charged with and convicted of seditiously conspiring to block the transfer of power, of being a plotter and a planner. His 18 year sentence is the longest so far if anyone convicted in connection with the capital insurrection. Both the House speaker and the chief White House spokeswoman sounded upbeat and optimistic. When they spoke about negotiations to keep the country out of default, President Biden was a little more stern a little while ago. It's time for Congress to act now. Now I want to be clear that the negotiations were happy with speaker McCarthy is about the outlines of what the budget will look like. Not about to fall. It's about competing visions for America. It's been a long winter for many Americans, and now they're hitting the road. I'm Jim crystal on interstate 77 near kana, Virginia, the great summer road trip begins this Memorial Day weekend for millions of American families Dan Jennings family will be on the road despite inflation. Ye still got to live life. So you got to spend a little bit more money. More than 40 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this holiday weekend. The Atlantic hurricane season is a week away and the government's forecast is just out. No administrator doctor Rick spinrad. There is a 40% chance of a near normal season, a 30% chance of an above normal season and a 30% chance of a below normal season. So that translates into as many as 17 named storms 5 to 9 hurricanes in one to four major hurricanes. Atlantic and Gulf Coast emergency managers say, prepare now. The graduating high school class in rural Marlin, Texas was small to begin with and now it just got smaller and audit revealing that 21 of its 38 seniors have fallen short because of academics and unexcused absences. Parents like Brandon Jones are upset
"18 years" Discussed on WTOP
"Borders will continue to put our patients first. Snap and whether on the aids to rich hunter in the WTO traffic center, I had no change on 95 South Bend in Virginia down in sponsoring the county south of exit one 18 year monarch for one 16 and right close to the Caroline county line, crash remains along the right side. You squeeze left to get by just a brief but abrupt slowdown. Norepinephrine 95, no worries in the Fredericksburg in north of Fredericksburg headed up toward the beltway in Springfield off to a good start, no incident anyway, you do have the express lanes available to you on 95 nor found for northbound commuters, three 95 express lanes nor found between edsel road duke street works on blocks a single right lane you get by two lanes to lever without delay If you're traveling on a George Washington park, we don't forget about the long-term work between the beltway and McLean and one 23, again, non rush hour format down to a single lane in each direction, so expect some delays even at this early morning hour. On the ballet in Maryland, still with the crash on the adult loop just past Pennsylvania avenue, again the crash takes up the right half of the roadway two lanes left, get you by. Good news is just a brief delay. Southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway picking up some volume as a result that works on as you approach and pass I one 95 the exit for BWI thurgood Marshall still getting bothered works in a single file to the right. Don't forget the left exit to go east on I one 95 toward the airport does remain open in the work zone. Rich hunter WTR traffic to 7 news first alert meteorologist Mark Pena. Little chilly out there tonight as the cold front has pushed on through and we're seeing temperatures drop into the upper 40s across most areas, so
"18 years" Discussed on The Bible Recap
"Today we finished our tenth book of the Bible, congratulations. And we opened with a bit of a cliffhanger. The Philistines led by akish are going to attack the Israelites, an aqueous is relying on his old buddy David to help him out. After all, David has been making raids on Israel for a while now, right? No? Uh oh. What will David do? Then the narrative breaks. Cut to Saul. Not long ago he had his second encounter with David where David could have killed him. When you've had two near death experiences and your life has been spared, it might shake you up a bit. Not only that, but your country's profit, who is one of your former mentors recently died. You're being tormented by a demon, you're about to lose your job, and you're being attacked by one of your long-standing enemies. I'm not trying to excuse what Saul does here. On the contrary, I'm trying to paint a picture of what he's going through when he makes these poor decisions. He tries to inquire of God, but that falls through. And here's something interesting that we'll see as a pattern in scripture. When someone asks God for direction, but they aren't following the existing direction God has already given them, God often won't tell them anything new. We saw this earlier with Saul in 1437. And Saul is still walking in unrepentant sin, which is why God rejected him as king. It's all connected. So when Saul goes to God to ask what to do about the Philistines, God doesn't answer him. And instead of repenting, Saul decides to double down on his sin. He disguises himself and goes to consult a medium, which God has strictly forbidden. Not to mention the fact that Saul was supposed to put all the mediums to death, not just banish them. Saul is seeking answers from the enemies of yahweh. He asked the medium to help him communicate with the dead. Specifically, Samuel. It seems that what happens here is not a normal occurrence for this medium, because when she calls up Samuel and he actually shows up, she is shocked. She actually screams. So we can probably assume that whatever measure of power she normally operates in, whether it's fake power or demonic power, this is a rare occurrence. And one that is outside of her control. The narrator kind of leaves us to assume that God has actually intervened here. And what does Saul get for all his trouble? The same old prophecies, but with two extra bits of bad news. Salinas sons will die tomorrow, and the Philistines will defeat Israel. First chronicles ten tells us that Saul died for this breach of faith, and it references this instance of visiting the medium. It's startling, actually. Cut back to aish, taking the Philistines to war with David and his men in tow. David gets a break here because the lords of the other philistine cities don't trust him. They reference that Grammy Award winning song about David that apparently everyone in the Middle East knows. And they tell achish to send David back. David acts bummed about it, but it's hard to tell if that's because he's just keeping up the ruse or because he was planning to turn and attack the Philistines in battle, and now his plans have been thwarted. He's ambiguous in his response to akish. He says, what have you found in your servant from the day I entered your service until now, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king. Which leaves me to wonder, which enemies, which lord, which king. Scripture never tells us, but it's possible that God saved David from having divided loyalties that day, which could have possibly disqualified him from serving as Israel's king. When David and his men get back to their homes in zik lag, they find that the amalekites have attacked while the Philistines are away at war. David's city has been burned, his family has been taken captive and his people want to kill him. In the midst of such a tragic loss, David knows where to turn for hope and strength. Heartbroken, he inquires of God, and God answers him. God tells David that he should pursue the amalekites and that he'll be victorious. Along the way, David meets an Egyptian who helps him. David has fled his homeland to escape his enemy, and he made a home in the midst of his other enemies who were attacked by a third enemy, then he got help from another enemy. Wow, it's truly shocking that David isn't paranoid like Saul is. 400 of David's men go ahead with him in the attack. But 200 of them are too tired, so they stay behind. God gives David the opportunity to raid the amalekites and he gets everything back. Then David shares the spoils, not just with the 400 warriors who fought, but even with the 200 who were too exhausted to fight. Some of the 400 were not happy about this, but David shuts them down. This reminds me of the parable Jesus told in Matthew 20 about the workers who got hired at the end of the day who were paid the same as those hired at the start of the day, David demonstrates God's generosity here, recognizing that all of this is a gift from God that he can freely share. He even sends some back to his friends in Judah as well. Then we cut back to Saul, fighting the Philistines. As God promised, the Israelites lose the battle and Saul and three of his sons die. The Israelites in the surrounding city's flea and the Philistines take over their towns and live in them. And do you want to hear something creepy? Remember when God decapitated the philistine statue to their God dagon after they stole the ark of the cabinet, according to first chronicles tintin, it seems like the Philistines took the head of Saul and affixed it to the headless body of dagon in their temple. Yikes. But then the people of jabesh Gilead, which is the city saw rescued in first Samuel 11 when he first came to power. They try to give him a proper burial. Then we read psalm 18. It opens with the statement about how this was written on the day when God saved David from all of his enemies. As we mentioned earlier, he had so many enemies. This psalm is a testament to the goodness of God through all of David's trials, and it's where my God shot came from today. David makes a lot of claims about his righteousness here, but if we look closely, we see that he describes his righteousness as being a gift from God. In verse 32, he says it is God who makes his way blameless. He continues to point to God as the source of all these good things. God is the one who equips him, delivers him and protects him. David recognizes that this all starts with God. We even saw this in first Samuel chapter 36 as well, which says, David strengthened himself in the lord his God. 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"The morning. But he leaves in the middle of the night instead, and takes part of the city gate with him on his way out. I picture the men of Gaza crouched outside the city gates waiting for him to leave, then seeing him do that, and having a sudden change of heart about their ambush. Next, Samson meets another philistine woman, Delilah, and word gets out that he is into her. There's nothing in the text to indicate that she loves him back. She's just a hired covert agent. The 5 lords of the Philistines offer her 1100 pieces of silver each to find out the secret of his strength. First of all, that's 5500 pieces of silver. Scripture doesn't give us the weight of each piece, but if each piece weighs shekel, this would be about $35,000 in today's money. Second of all, the fact that they want to know the secret of his strength might suggest that he wasn't super muscular. Otherwise, they'd know it was because of the muscles. The fact that they're all like, how is he this strong? Suggests that he probably wasn't built like Thor. That way his beats of strength could really serve to glorify God, not his own body. Just a theory, but I thought it was worth mentioning. We learn a lot of other interesting things about Samson in this story too. First of all, he must be a deep sleeper. Second, he has dreadlocks, 7 to be exact. Third, he's either blinded by his lust for this seductress, or he's arrogant and assumes he can never be overpowered, or possibly both. And fourth, he does not learn from his mistakes. He's at discernment level zero. She tries three times to find out where his strength comes from, and it's hard to tell if he doesn't trust her or if he's just being secretive like he always is, but he lies about it, repeatedly. There's one thing that's interesting here that's only evident in the original text. When Samson finally gives Delilah the real answer about his strength after her first three failed attempts to get it out of him, he explains that he's under a vow to God, that he refers to God by his generic name. Elohim, not his personal name, yahweh. This gives us an idea of the way he views God. It's the difference between knowing God and knowing about God. Maybe it's just me, but everything seems kind of like a joke to Samson. I love a joke as much as the next person, but he doesn't seem to take God's call on his life seriously. He's invested in the killing part, but not much else. And it's doubtful he'll ever get serious unless he's humbled, which is what happens next. Samson's disobedience leaves him vulnerable. Delilah gets her money, has a man shave his head and the spirit of the lord leaves Samson. We've talked about this before, but it bears repeating. In the Old Testament, that was possible. God the spirit didn't in dwell people yet. With the exception of John the Baptist that doesn't seem to happen until the book of acts in the New Testament. In the Old Testament, God spirit traveled around a lot and is described as being over or on people, but not in them. This post resurrection life we're living is far superior. We don't have to worry about his spirit leaving us. Okay, back to the story. The Philistines overtake Sampson obviously, and this whole incident strips him of everything we've ever identified him with. Everything he knows about himself is gone. His dreadlocks are gone, his strength is gone, his vision is gone, and the spirit is gone. This must have been a horrific identity crisis for him. Not only that, but the Philistines punishments on him are oddly fitting because they correspond to his two major areas of sin. They gouge out his eyes, which have been a major weakness for him, and they force him to do a woman's work, grinding at the mill, which has to be an affront to his pride as well. Without God, he doesn't even have the strength to do a regular man's work. But as his hair goes back, so does his strength. One day they bring him out at one of their pagan festivals where they sacrifice who knows what, and he's supposed to entertain them. Sometimes this kind of thing involved taunting or beating the prisoner, but all we know is that it probably didn't involve feats of strength, because as far as they know, he's weak now. Regardless, what we do know is that Samson cries out to God. And this time, he calls him yahweh. And he asks for strength. This indicates that he may have been repented after he'd hit rock bottom. He calls God by his personal name and he recognizes God as the source of his strength. Vince Samson pushes over two of the load bearing pillars of the temple and the whole thing comes crashing down and kills everyone, including him. As we move on to chapter 17, we transition out of the personal accounts of the judges into some stories that just show us the sheer level of anarchy that's happening throughout Israel at this point. We start with a man named Micah, who is an every amite. He steals some stuff from his mom then confesses and she decides to build an idol to yahweh in response. See anything wrong so far? This is the first of many instances where the people demonstrate both a lack of awareness of God's laws and a total disregard for the ones they do know. Because a 17 6 says, everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Without leadership, people self governed, but it's usually too subjective to be righteous or good. For instance, Micah sets up a little temple in his house in ordains his son, an ephraimite, not a levite, as a priest. It seems that Mike has actually set up his own little secondary holy site here, which is not just unauthorized by God, but is actually wicked and defiant. Later, Micah meets a man named Jonathan, who is a levite appointed to live among the tribe of Judah. Micah realizes that this is his chance to have an actually levite priest, not a pretend levite priest like his son. In 1713, we see that Micah's trying to use God for selfish gain. He says, now I know that the lord will prosper me because I have a levite as a priest. Micah also made his own ifad, which we already know is a violation of God's command. An if had contains the urum and thumb, which are used to discern God's will. So having his own replicas suggests that he's trying to go after things that aren't appointed to him. Stay in your lane, Micah. We could say it's a good thing that he wants to know God's will. I mean, don't we all? But he's going about it in ways that are dishonoring to God. Kind of like king Saul when he visited the medium. This makes it clear that Micah is more interested in getting answers and being powerful than in drawing near to God. In chapter 18, we zoom in on the tribe of Dan, who never really managed to drive the canaanites out of their land, so they're moving north to try to find a new home. They run into Jonathan, Micah's priest, and ask him if it's okay for them to abandon the land got allotted to them. He gives them hopeful, but wicked counsel. Yes, they'll succeed, but God never authorized that. So they continue on in their wicked, hopefulness. Then they go a hundred miles northeast to a city called leish on the edge of Israel and kill a bunch of unsuspecting people in a land not allotted to them. Then they come back and offer Jonathan a promotion. They want him to be the priest of their whole tribe in the city they've just conquered. What started with just two men sinning, Micah and Jonathan, quickly morphs into an entire tribe sinning. And by the way, this story about Dan is important later. So make a mental note of it. you see God's character revealed today? What was your God shot? Mine was in the way God met a blind, rebellious prisoner in his hour of need. The fact that Samson never called God by his name until the end is so sad to me. All that wasted time, he had God's gifting, but not God's intimacy. But in the end, after everything else had been taken away from him. He recalled the truth he'd known all along, but never walked in. And God didn't say, nope, you've screwed up too many times. God showed up with a yes to Samson's prayer and used his tragic story as one of the steps to setting his people free from oppression. He wants intimacy with us. Even in prisons and on deathbeds, he's always ready to come closer. And that's good news for us, whether we're in Dire Straits or in a place of abundance, because he's where the joy is. We've got an email from several of you who tell us you want to help financially support the Bible recap, thank you, but that you aren't interested in getting the perks that come along with setting up a Patreon account. 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"18 years" Discussed on The Bible Recap
"Adventures of Samson continue today as we read about the man who isn't allowed to touch dead people, but who is appointed by God to kill people. What an interesting juxtaposition. He starts off our reading today by visiting a prostitute in Gaza, which is a philistine city. So this is a wicked decision for a lot of reasons, but that hasn't stopped him before. The men of the town find out he's there and mount an attack against him. They plan to ambush him when he leaves in the morning. But he leaves in the middle of the night instead, and takes part of the city gate with him on his way out. I picture the men of Gaza crouched outside the city gates waiting for him to leave, then seeing him do that, and having a sudden change of heart about their ambush. Next, Samson meets another philistine woman, Delilah, and word gets out that he is into her. There's nothing in the text to indicate that she loves him back. She's just a hired covert agent. The 5 lords of the Philistines offer her 1100 pieces of silver each to find out the secret of his strength. First of all, that's 5500 pieces of silver. Scripture doesn't give us the weight of each piece, but if each piece weighs shekel, this would be about $35,000 in today's money. Second of all, the fact that they want to know the secret of his strength might suggest that he wasn't super muscular. Otherwise, they'd know it was because of the muscles. The fact that they're all like, how is he this strong? Suggests that he probably wasn't built like Thor. That way his beats of strength could really serve to glorify God, not his own body. Just a theory, but I thought it was worth mentioning. We learn a lot of other interesting things about Samson in this story too. First of all, he must be a deep sleeper. Second, he has dreadlocks, 7 to be exact. Third, he's either blinded by his lust for this seductress, or he's arrogant and assumes he can never be overpowered, or possibly both. And fourth, he does not learn from his mistakes. He's at discernment level zero. She tries three times to find out where his strength comes from, and it's hard to tell if he doesn't trust her or if he's just being secretive like he always is, but he lies about it, repeatedly. There's one thing that's interesting here that's only evident in the original text. When Samson finally gives Delilah the real answer about his strength after her first three failed attempts to get it out of him, he explains that he's under a vow to God, that he refers to God by his generic name. Elohim, not his personal name, yahweh. This gives us an idea of the way he views God. It's the difference between knowing God and knowing about God. Maybe it's just me, but everything seems kind of like a joke to Samson. I love a joke as much as the next person, but he doesn't seem to take God's call on his life seriously. He's invested in the killing part, but not much else. And it's doubtful he'll ever get serious unless he's humbled, which is what happens next.
"18 years" Discussed on The Bible Recap
"We've been walking through land allotments for the 12 tribes and today we start out with the land for the descendants of Joseph. If you recall, Joseph stad Jacob formally adopted Joseph's two sons, ephraim and manasseh, so they essentially took over Joseph's place in the distribution of the inheritance. Then, at some point, the tribe of manasseh split in half and became two half tribes. One half of them wanted to live east of the Jordan River as part of the transjordan tribes. We'll call them east manasseh and the other half inherited part of the original promised land across the Jordan. We'll call that west manasa. But during a division process for the land, the people who will become west manasseh gets lumped in with ephraim and they complain about it. They want to be split off from each other and get land that reflects the size of each tribe. I'm picturing one of those scenes in the movies where siblings share a bedroom and put tape down the middle so they can mark out their own spot. Joshua agrees to their request for division, he hands them the tape and tells them that they're responsible for clearing the land and driving out the people in it, even though they seem to be bigger and stronger than them. The land they get is west of the Jordan River in the promised land, and just like we learned about their brothers in east manasseh yesterday. They don't drive out all the canaanites from the land. Since the canaanites refused to leave, they make them do manual labor. We also encountered the 5 daughters of zelophehad again today. The last time we saw them, they were marrying their cousins, which was part of the agreement in order for them to get their part of the land inheritance, so the land can stay in the tribe. They approached Joshua and eleazar about that land agreement, and maybe they're nervous because Moses was the one they had originally talked to and he's dead and gone now and this new guy Joshua is in charge, but just as God had said, they were given the land they originally requested. Again, we've included a general map of the tribal allotments in today's show notes if you want to see how all this lays out. In chapter 18, all the tribes gather together at a place called Shiloh, where they set up the tabernacle. This is the first place the tabernacle is erected in the promised land. There are still 7 tribes waiting to hear about which land they're getting and they're probably getting antsy. Joshua sends three men from each of those tribes on a mission to check out all the remaining territory and report back to him. When they return, he dives up all the land accordingly. We end with the description of Benjamin's land allotment. It's far more detailed than the others in this list, with the exception of Judas allotment. There's some special stuff going on with Judah, as you know, and there's also some special stuff going on with Benjamin. Benjamin gets the land that includes Jerusalem. And Judah borders it on the south as well. At the risk of ruining things for you, I'll tell you that Jerusalem ends up being the capital. The place where God will establish his tabernacle permanently. You may have already known this, but that's part of why it's a big deal that they haven't driven out the jebusites who currently live there. But Jerusalem is a hard city to take. It's a hill surrounded by three deep valleys surrounded by more hills, so the people in the city always have the military advantage. The description of Benjamin's allotment is where I saw my God shot today. But it takes a bit of explaining if you've never seen the city with your own eyes. There are three valleys outside the city that converge to form an interesting shape. It looks like a sideways number three, or if you're a trekkie, it kind of looks like the Vulcan salute. In Hebrew, it's clearly the letter shin, which is regarded as a sacred letter among the Jews. Why would they show honor to a letter? Shin is the first letter of the word should I, which means God almighty. It's how God identifies himself to Abraham and genesis 17 one. So the Hebrew people regard this letter as God's initial. They stamp it on all their mazouz's, which you may recall are the boxes they put on the door posts of their homes with scripture in them in accordance with the command in deuteronomy 6. In deuteronomy 12, God told the people three times in versus 5, 11 and 21. That his chosen place of worship when they entered the promised land, where the tabernacle would be located, is a place where he will put his name. And later, in second chronicle 6 6, he says, I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there. Could he have only been speaking figuratively in spiritually? Sure, that's totally possible. But given the topography of Jerusalem, there's reason to believe he was also speaking literally. If you have a topographical view of the city of Jerusalem, it almost looks like God's stamped his initial on it. The monogrammed it, if you will, with the letter shin. He monogramming things you own, things you want to be identified with. If you want to see this visual for yourself, we'll link to an image in the show notes. And if you want to take this idea a step further, some people have even pointed out that the same shape is part of the design of the human heart. We'll include a visual for that as well in case you're curious. Long before aerial photos existed, God chose a city marked with the letter his people would regard as his initial. He came down to dwell with them there. The people marked by his name in the city marked by his name, and here we are today, thousands of years later, marked by the same name. The people he has chosen to adopt into his family despite our sins and shortcomings. He's where the shin is and he's where the joy is. You probably heard there's no I in team, but that could not be more true here at TBR. I have an amazing team that's been hours every week producing the Bible recap just for you. Each episode is researched written and recorded by me Terri Kabul and sound engineered by Alison king, Olivia Ramsay handles content management, Lara buschel, is the Patreon and YouTube guru and Lindsey herring created all our YouTube videos. Landon wade designed our logo, Morgan young created the daily images for our social media accounts and manages those socials..
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"Road just before 8 30 p.m.. It's not far from where a hit and run crash was reported involving a vehicle that matched the description of the one police were looking for. Minutes later, the suspect, 18 year old Ariel Florentino galeus was arrested at his home about a mile and a half away from here. Florentino galeus is charged with kidnapping, reckless endangerment theft and more. He's being held without bond right now, but he does have a bond hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon. In bladensburg, John dome in WTO P news. 7 42, a Charles county middle school student is in the hospital this morning after a possible drug overdose yesterday. Authorities say the student was taken to the school nurse after complaining of chest pains, and that's when he was taken to the hospital. Our partners at NBC four are reporting the student took pills referred to as full moons in hopes of getting high information from a preliminary investigation suggested the pills were benadryl. The Charles county sheriff's office is anyone who knows more about what happened to please contact them. Coming up on WTO P, a tough night for the wizards, rob has sports coming up. 7 42. The following is a paid commercial message. This is bishop Michael burbidge of the Catholic diocese of Arlington. This week we begin lent a 40 day period of prayer fasting and almsgiving in preparation for our lord's resurrection at Easter. The 40 days have significance because they mark the length of time, Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert. This prompts the question what will we
"18 years" Discussed on The Bible Recap
"Today we hit a big day in our reading, the instructions for the day of atonement. The day of covering for sins and purging impurity from their midst, this annual event happens in the fall about halfway through the Jewish year. In our current reading, we're just at the start of the Jewish year. So the day of atonement is still a few months off for the Israelites. Here, God's telling them how it's all going to happen when the time comes. The Jewish name for this day is yom kippur, and it's the only day of the year when the high priest can enter into the holy of holies. As a refresher, the holy of holies is the section at the far back of the tabernacle, separated from the holy place by a curtain, and it's where the ark of the covenant sits with the mercy seat on top of it, serving as God's thrown on earth. No one gets to enter, ever, except the high priest on this one day. God gives instructions for how air is supposed to enter, and his instructions present us with a new theory on what happened to his two oldest sons who were struck dead recently. Some commentators believe they possibly tried to enter the holy of holies, which was strictly forbidden for them. God has done so much to draw his people near, but they're still a set of partners to him, a holiness that must be revered. Why does Aaron get to go in on this particular day? He's presenting the annual sacrifices that cover the sins of the priests and the sins of the people. And because even the tabernacle itself was impacted by their sins, these sacrifices had to take place at the very heart of the tabernacle. But remember, God's presence and glory are there at the highest levels of intensity. So Aaron has to create smoke with the incense to cloud his eyes from seeing God's glory or he'll die. Wow. He even had special ceremonial garments that he only wore on this day. In this ceremony, the sins of the priest are a tone for first. Then there's this really beautiful image set up for us in the way he atones for the sins of the people. For the people, there are two goats. One goat is appointed for the lord and one goat is appointed for azazel. Azazel could mean one of two things. It could mean the goat that goes away or it could be a proper noun referring to a goat demon who is associated with the angels that fell in genesis 6. We will continue to see the connections between fallen angels and demonic spirits. By designating this goat for azazel, their symbolically sending the sins out of Israel's camp and into pagan territory. So the people confess their sins aloud and their sins are symbolically transferred to the azazel goat and it escapes into the wilderness. At the risk of telling you something you already know, this is the scapegoat. And yes, that's where we got the term. This is a picture of Christ, who bore all our sins. He was our scapegoat. While all this is happening, the people are instructed to fast and to rest. A few of their high holy days are considered as bonus, special sabbaths. So no matter what day the holiday falls on, they honor it by keeping the same Sabbath rules on this special Sabbath. There's a one in 7 chance that it happens on the actual Sabbath, which is sundown on Friday to send out on Saturday, but on most years when it doesn't overlap with the actual Sabbath, they'll have two sabbaths in that particular week. Hold on to this information in your brain, it'll be a while but we're coming back around to this in the months ahead. In chapter 17, God issues a command about sacrifices, specifically because the people were sacrificing to other gods. And did you catch what yahweh called those other gods? Demons. That's noteworthy. There's an ongoing idolatry among the people despite the fact that the one true God lives in their midst. God has graciously provided a means to atone for their sins, but they're not just ignoring it, they're despising it by relying on other gods. God also lays out what's so important about blood in 1711. For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. There was a pagan belief that consuming blood made you stronger because you were absorbing the life force, but God makes it clear that the blood of animals has one function for them. To make atonement for their sins before him. We finished today's reading with a lot of laws on sexual purity. Guide emphasizes cleanliness and purity here, but it's not just about hygiene. It's about morals as well. God takes this so seriously that he devotes a whole chapter to it in this one section alone. Per usual, he starts out with relationship reminding them who he is to them. Then lets them know how to be pure when it comes to sex. He says if they abide by these rules, that's how to truly live and find freedom and flourishing. God doesn't necessarily describe ideal scenarios here, by the way. He just lays out the bare minimum for living ethically in society together. The first thing he does is put a restriction on incest. Finally, we've been waiting for this, right? Well, we've got 3 million people at this point, so there are plenty options to choose for a spouse that aren't your aunt. He lets them know that now is the time to think outside the tent. He also prohibits offering your children to moloch, a God the canaanite sacrificed their children to. Anti prohibits adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, and hints at bigamy as well. These actions ignore the order God established in his creation. So they're an affront to him as creator. God says all the nations around them are doing these kinds of things, and that's why he's driving them out of the land and giving it to the Israelites. They're his people, and they are to be set apart like he is. They're supposed to be marked by this kind of holiness and order in the midst of perversion. And just as he opened, he closes with relationship as a reminder of who he is to them. I am the lord, your God. What was your God shot today? As we were reading about Erin entering the holy of holies on the day of atonement every year, I couldn't help but think forward to Christ's death. I want to read hebrews 9 11 through 14 to you. I'm sure you'll see how it ties in. When Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then to the greater and more perfect tent, not made with hands, that is not of this creation. He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but my means of his own blood. Thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself without blemish to God. Purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. He paid the price to cover our sins. Not just for a year, but forever. And he's where the joy is. Okay, bobble readers, it's time for our weekly check in, how's it going? No matter when you're listening to this, even if you're quote unquote behind in the plan, I believe you're right on time. And no matter where you are in the plan, even here in the Old Testament, I want to remind you of something super important. Always be looking for Jesus. In John 5, Jesus says the Old Testament is all about him. He doesn't just show up in a manger in Matthew, he's been here all along, even since genesis one, so keep looking for him or prophecies of him for pictures of him and even for some surprise visits he makes to earth in advance of his birth. So keep your eyes peeled, he's there. Today's podcast is brought to you by way FM. They understand life can feel overwhelming and lonely sometimes, so to help you feel known, loved and prayed for, they've created a space where you can receive prayer and pray for others. They call it the prayer wall. Check it out at AFM dot com slash prey, or click the link in the show notes.
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"Next on the 10 7 18 years of time. Here in Houston is more news on my afternoon show yesterday and am 9 50 kprc. I had Ken Cuccinelli as a guest, former Virginia attorney general, also foreigner. He has, by the way he had the longest title I think in the history of government, and that's saying something. Former senior official performing the duties of the United States, deputy secretary of Homeland security. That's the official title that Kim Cuccinelli had, and we talked about a lot of things. Is he still in Northern Virginia? Just outside of Washington, D C effectively the suburbs and one of the things we talked about was Senate Bill one. Don't think that Senate Bill one is dead. It's going to make a comeback. Don't think there's any doubt that they're doing this on purpose. But what is the end goal for doing this on purpose? That's an excellent question. So If you look at the voting bill that was defeated last week, it had provisions in it that would have swept all these people via state databases onto the voter rolls and removed penalties for any people put on the voter rolls that way from voting. So they literally were decriminalising illegal aliens voting in elections all across America. Their fallback plan is the the House has already passed to Amnesty Bill. Is to just give amnesty. So when you and I look to that border, we see an invasion. They see a voter registration line. And that is the plan. My guess about three weeks. 2 to 3 weeks. You're going to see their next try. Going to be called the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. And unfortunately, lots of Republicans support these amnesty bills. You need to. You need to make sure Senator Cornyn doesn't doesn't go there. You need to make sure your many Republican congressman don't go there. Yeah. John Cornyn. 7 20 time for traffic.
"18 years" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout
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"18 years" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"A chummy headline reading quote. He's up on the executive actions, Joe Well, he has. He has issued farm or executive actions than any other recent president. But he stopped those for now. He was going to do a couple more on immigration today, but apparently he's putting those on hold. Yeah, that's pretty. That's pretty interesting Tol itself. General Motors has pledged to stop making gas powered passenger cars, vans and sport utility vehicles. 2035 Sounds like a futuristic date. But think about it. That's not far away 18 years from now, and it is the biggest automaker in the world. Coming up at 7 50. We have a great story of a 10 year old who just made a ton of money because of game Stop will explain. It's a great story. 7 25, Let's get an update on traffic on the fives now. In for Bill Here's Michael Scott north outside of East Bay. 20. Continues to be extremely heavy and Fort Worth and it's because of a racket. Randol mill. You've got just that far right lane getting by this Delay is easily 15 minutes. Stuff back beyond I 30 eastbound Woodall Rodgers the ramp to go north bound on 75 Central Expressway That has been the side of Iraq since about four o'clock this morning. Very serious crash. The ramp is blocked. You're backed up for my 35 ft with Cal. I have right now. Traffic on the fives of Michael Scott. I'm meteorologist Brad Barton. A powerful Pacific storm system near San Diego This morning will swing through the desert southwest toward the Panhandle tomorrow morning, But today looks just fine here. Mostly sunny, breezy and 60 this afternoon.
"18 years" Discussed on Real Wealth Real Health
"So you know you can see in a in a very frothy situation that this will be used as evidence that actually you know. The real estate market is in very good shape in this resilient and all that sort of thing so you kind of build a picture of where we all using a number of different number of different indicators and stories but ultimately you know the the regularity of the cyclist such that all you really need to do is no that whereas they prices boston in two thousand eleven two thousand twelve ad fourteen years to that and that will give you a pretty good time zone for when you should expect another of a peak so as we're approaching that peak rate and we think about in i think i remember reading in your materials that you know the cycles kind of went from seventeen at the shortest to twenty one years at at the longest in so in that moment leading up to peak. You know what you're saying is we will see some behavior. It sounds like you're saying consumer behavior and you know government fiscal policy behavior. That will be an indicator to us that we are actually approaching the peak. Yeah i mean. I mean i don't want to. I don't want to pretend that any of this is particularly easy. Had something will come along to probably make me look a bit stupid when we get towards the peak. I mean this is what markets do they. They make the most informed commentators. Lola talking about and and now the reason why one of the cycles was twenty one years as she i think probably the roaring twenty s so in one thousand nine hundred nineteen twenty. And what's interesting about. That is the real estate market did indeed peak eighteen years off the previous one in one thousand nine hundred eighty six but what ended up doing because the the stop bull market was so strong that a lot of money came out of real estate and got pulled into the stock market and so we tend to think of the peak of that cycle is nineteen twenty nine..
"18 years" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Medicalized for 18 year old Jackson, ref it. It was a simple decision. His father guy, W ref, It is among the accused US capital insurrectionists, his son says Dad returned home to Texas and admitted to being among that group and threatened to shoot him if he told Jackson. It already told police after watching his father change in recent months over the course of two years, it could twist the whole family to being completely against each other and I feel like I should have to have the voice to tell people that it's okay to come forward. But speaking to Good Morning America, former President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate set for February, 8th Trump survived the first trial and may very well prevail in this one. You have some Republicans here on the Fed and then you have Republicans that are rallying behind the president, but bottom line here We have not heard from a single Republican senator who has come forward to say they plan to vote to convict the president. ABC is Rachel Scott, an important step forward is control of the Senate shifts from Republican Democratic Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing a Senate power sharing deal to advance organizing the evenly split Senate with Democrats in control. It comes after McConnell was reassured that the filibuster a stalling tactic for the minority that requires 60 votes to overcome will remain intact. ABC is Alex Parrish, a in Washington at least 20 people injured after a suspected tornado hit Fulton Dale, Alabama Birmingham suburb. Ray Hendricks was staying in a hotel when it hit. I got out of the bed to look out the window, and once I looked out the window, the window was shaking and the wind was blowing and I could see the garbage cans at the gas station next door, blowing all over the place. No fewer than 20. People hurt Fulton, Dale's mayor says they're still extricating.
"18 years" Discussed on Yah Lah BUT...
"For best director of a motion picture is released cutler. Obvious the still still very famous overactive. You'll have to this day so it was. It was a real big kind of show. Like you know you remember watching that the cinemas are what later yes fucking dope man ever shit. I mean they're one line. You know. I am a father to that son husband to a minute wife And i will get revenge and dislike the next harlem more and like i remember. The joaquin phoenix the really annoying and really Villainous emperor and perla. He put his thumb up or down decided feet of a gladiator added to. It was also had some something about it. Like the cg was was very amazing time because they had their senior fix lion or a tiger. There was entirely cg that looked really real on screener. That's why he was really pretty eye opening to watch quite quite quite. I mean this is two thousand one hundred and still before like transformers all these crazy. Cgi yes so so to be to be clear. The reason why we're talking about is because two thousand and one on january twenty first on january first Gedi though one the goal a few golden globe right yes last week was january twenty first and then we were digging about digging around like oh gladiator and russell crowe and all that there was this tweet that came out. I think last week current last week so so which one did you catch. Wind offers the tweet or the fact that he won't know what's the tweet of as just told significance of the tweet lives. You can explain what what it is Well i mean you mean the the notion or was generally Someone made a joke. That if you're having trouble sleeping the highly highly recommend you watch russell. Crowe's two thousand and four moon mustard. Come under also another epic historical Show about historical. But but i think it's based in history but Russell crowe plays A hero in a very big adventure that romantic at big and just sweeps across different law. Different places all so Somewhat retail if you really want to get to sleep like Once in a movie because within ten minutes you'll be asleep and it did it and he added he addressed. Thanks russell for that right literally things and also retail retail and then it reach russell crowe and russell crowe reply with debts. The problem with key kids these days. No focus beat. The wires. frame is brilliant. Exit an exacting detail or into epic tale of blah blah. Definitely an adult's movie so that sets the frame for the top that we will be debating today Because one of the things that we realized from the first three hundred i it was very. We were sharing stuff. But it wasn't very bitty and there were long periods where we were talking and it felt like monologues law so today we figure okay. Why don't turn up the wretched and debate something that we might both different opinions or we just take different opinions for the sake of it because it's something we have talked about in the past current cry. Yeah so today. What is the. What is the motion. i think. Yeah we wanted to discuss. La with a I think onto france with the kids these days so to speak actually really do have shot. The attention spans There before and relate that way as well is Creepy the movies just not not as As epic in awesome as before right Onto.