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The Mainstream Media's Plot to Destroy America Exposed
"Republic. That's us. The media doesn't want you to talk about a United States first policy because they're interested in nothing more than a globalist open borders world where everybody can take advantage of the United States and dismantle capitalism and bring their socialist ideas here. It's the whole Soros type plan. That's why they're always pushing for open borders. It's not an accident. It's why the talked Democrats endlessly about demographic destiny. Jim, how many times we played this video and I'm talking about demographic destiny, five, six, at least. I mean, if the Democrats are obsessed with talk about it all the time. Here's what's going to get in their way, though. You have it? Yeah. How long is that video? Like a minute or so? Here, I because this is important. This is what's happening around the world as people start to elect conservative leaders populist and leaders who are saying, hey, we're not doing this immigration stuff anymore. Take care of our own country first. But the Democrats are obsessed with demographic destiny. do How I know it? I just listened to him. Now you can, too. Coming out into the open in a few years, to we're going be a majority brown country. White people will not be the majority in the country anymore. This will be the first ever in American history in which whites will be a minority of the generation at some As of 2007, every year, babies being born in this country, whites now with a minority in 2044. Everyone is going to be a minority. As the demographics change, as white people become the minority in the country, is coming. which Demographics is destiny. Demographics is destiny. Demographics is destiny, right? The country is changing. I've been saying it here. Other people have been saying it here for years now, even before Donald Trump. The is demographics destiny. The white population is declining for the first time in history in America, while the number of multiracial Americans have more than doubled. So we live in a country where the demographics are changing. becoming It's less white. Correct. Okay. You'll be announcing that we're calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president. It's changing. It's going to become a purple state and then a blue because of the demographic. Folks, do not be cowed. Do not. There's the left wing activists, progressive sucky liberals love more
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Hamas Releases Some Hostages, But No Americans
"Well protesters shouting free Palestine as Joe Biden walks through Nantucket Massachusetts after saying he doesn't have any clue when the American hostages may be coming home Biden also saying this about Hamas earlier as he got irritated in Nantucket at his press conference listen since trip to my Israel last month I've been focused on accelerating the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza in coordination with the United Nations and the Red Cross I just spoke with my special envoy for the Middle East humanitarian issues David Satterfield for an update and I've asked him to monitor our progress hour by hour and keep me personally informed from the beginning we put in place mechanisms to prevent Hamas from diverting these supplies and we're continuing that effort to make sure aid gets to the people who need it more than 200 trucks arrived at the crossing point in Egypt into Gaza today these trucks carry food and medicine as well as fuel and cooking gas the fuel will be used not only to power the trucks delivering this life -saving supplies but for desalinization for water wells for hospitals and for bakeries and hundreds more trucks are getting in position as well ready to enter Gaza over the coming days to support the innocent Palestinians who are suffering greatly because of this war that Hamas has unleashed. Hamas doesn't give a damn about them doesn't give a damn about Let's get to your phone calls and see what you think about this the number 1877 38 11 1 8 7 7 3 8 1 38 11 get some of your reaction to the president's word words they're saying quote Hamas doesn't give a damn about the Palestinian people I agree on with him that he also said over the next few days we expect dozens of hostages will be returned to their families now that also is good news the problem is we don't know anything about Americans at this point that is very frustrating Biden also saying this a when asked question listen mr. president you said you were hoping to get cooperation from Eric leaders what are you hearing from them when
Fresh "38%" from The Dan Bongino Show
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A highlight from BTC Held By Institutional Products Hits ATH
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, November 13th, and today we are picking up right where we left off last week with the shift in bullish sentiment. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find the link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Well, like I said, we are picking up right where we left off with the bullish sentiment in crypto markets continuing across the weekend. Ethereum cemented its gains from Thursday's announcement of a spot ETF application from BlackRock. Now, there was a 5 % pullback from Thursday's seven -month high of $2 ,130, but throughout the weekend, Ethereum traders defended the $2 ,000 price level and saw a slight price improvement into Sunday night. Ethereum ended the week up more than 8%, extending its streak to four consecutive weeks with gains of 5 % or more. Bitcoin traded sideways over the weekend, but that means it stuck close to the $37 ,000 level. What's more, the week began with excitement around Bitcoin and the possibility of preliminary ETF approvals coming soon. Now, last week, of course, had begun with excitement around Bitcoin and the possibility of preliminary ETF approvals coming soon. Toward the end of that week, that enthusiasm rotated into altcoins. Indeed, Bitcoin slightly underperformed the broader crypto market with a 5 .8 % weekly gain. But overall, with the 124 % year -to -date price move, Bitcoin has filled in most of the negative price action dating back to the collapse of Luna last May and is now trading at more than half of its all -time high. One other indicator of how things are changing is the stablecoin market cap. Stablecoin market cap as a percentage of overall crypto market cap has been steadily decreasing over the past month. At the beginning of October, stablecoins represented almost 10 % of the overall crypto market, but last week that figure contracted to around 7 .4%. Now, that's still a long way from getting below the 4 % stablecoin dominance levels which we saw at the euphoric highs of the last bull run, but the last month has been the longest continuing streak of decreasing stablecoin dominance throughout the crypto winter and levels are at their lowest point since May 2022. Now, if you're trying to make sense of what that would actually indicate, think about it this way. A lot of money in crypto doesn't actually ever leave the crypto markets. It simply moves between different assets based on what's performing and so, of course, when things are bad, when we are in the depths of a winter and there's not much opportunity to be had, people simply hang out in stablecoins. The percentage of the market cap that comes from stablecoins going down is one indicator that more money is moving back into the other parts of the market. Now, of course, there were lots of vibes on Twitter to match all of this action. Size Chad writes, the bull market is back, baby. Bitcoiner BitPain writes, how have we gone up 38 % in a month with no serious corrections? What absolute beast is devouring Bitcoin every dip? Now, someone who is trying to have a little bit of chill when it came to this was Chris Berdiske from Placeholder Ventures. He's been using the analogy of getting drunk and noted that while crypto Twitter appeared to be a few drinks in, he said that he wasn't going to question the uptrend until everyone appears five plus beers deep. He added, although signs of intoxication are appearing, when BlackRock's handing out booze, it's hard to know when the party will stop. Still, he said, for me, it doesn't matter. This isn't a big bash. And so I'm still not buying, not selling, just riding.
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A highlight from Is Solana The Next Ethereum Killer
"Can a Solana overtake Ethereum? We're seeing a lot of metrics that have a lot of people, their heads are spinning. They're surprised. They don't know what's happening. They don't know why Solana keeps continuing to pump, or we're seeing a lot of positive numbers. We're seeing active users skyrocketing. And also we're getting listed on Perpetual's futures on a very major exchange. You're going to want to check this out. This is Discover Crypto. Thank you for joining everybody. Welcome back, Rodney. We're talking about some altcoins. And now we're not going to talk about ranked 8 ,000 meme coins. Is that okay? We're talking about Solana. I guess we could talk about... Everybody's talking about Grok, I thought. That's right. Grok. Well, yeah. It was like, what? Maybe a top 200 at this point. Hit $186 million market cap. I just saw Kyle Chasse tweet, or Chasse tweet. He's like, I bought the top. Ah. You know, so it happened. As they do. Did you get in on Grok, Rodney? I did not get in on Grok. I faded Grok at 20 million. Sorry. Excuse me for not buying a meme coin. You know. It went up to 150, right? So you missed out on about a seven and a half X. It's still sending, yeah. All right. So you're only missing out on a 10X so far. So far, it's a 10X. But Rodney, you just got in last night, correct? Yes, sir. Yeah. How was that? How was it flying into the Atlanta airport? I heard it's... My fiance, she has Follow Atlanta now, and they're shutting down the whole airport. Apparently, it's like, you know, entire hallways are like two foot wide. What was your experience? Well, I actually drove here from Charlottesville, Virginia, so it was an eight hour drive, but very nice. Got to listen to Joe Rogge on the way here. Some of my favorite cryptocurrency channels. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, speaking of cryptocurrency, let's just get right into the stories here, folks. We are going to talk about Solana in a bit, but first, let's look at the crypto market. We have Bitcoin down about 1%. Let me go ahead and hit refresh just in case we're getting a little bit fresher. All right. Bitcoin down 1%. But Ethereum is up about 2 % right now, XRP down 2 .5%. Solana is cooling off, folks. Solana is almost down to 5 % along with Cardano, but both of them had a positive week. Solana just had a 10 times better week than Cardano there, 38 % to a 3 .8 % pump there. So if you're holding Solana over Cardano, you're feeling pretty good. If you're holding both, you're wondering, you're looking at your Cardano bag, poking it with the stick, like the meme, come on, do something, do something. It'll happen eventually, folks. Just trust me. Then we have Chainlink down to 5 .5 % as well, but Matic is up. But we look, look at Celestia, Tia, Tia is up. We were talking about Tia, Tia is up 25%, 125 % for the week. Now, TJ, did you see any Tia actually, you saw Celestia? I mean, I know it's Drew's wife's name, so he's been big on it, but he actually, I think was talking about Celestia. Yeah, we did a short on it a while back. We noticed it when it very first popped out. Obviously it's strong in some of the Asian markets, a competitor, so to speak, coming out of nowhere. We're seeing, we're moving up very quickly through the top 100. I think it's ranked 65, 68, something like that right now. I mean, it was under 100 a week or two ago when we first covered it. Definitely something to keep an eye on. And this is something that's important that I wanted to mention on today's stream. As we're getting into a new bull market, there's a lot of different ways to look at different altcoins and value different things. When you're building out your portfolio, there's something to be said for projects that have been around for a little while that you know are going to perform into the bull market. Again, we've looked at them a lot. They're in the top 20s, top 50s, the Maddox, the Mutables, the avalanches, the Solanas, kind of the big performers of the last cycle. However, the ones that tend to have the most explosive gains can be the things that are launching around this time, the newer things. It'll be interesting to see if that trend proves through in this cycle. But Tia, Celestia would be one of those ones that it looked like tech had been around for a while, the team had been around for a while, and they were waiting for the right time to launch to really capture attention in this bull market. So watching how those perform over the next few months, I do think is going to be key. We're going to be doing a deep dive on Celestia coming up in the next week or so. I have some of that going into the works. But watching layer ones, layer twos in the narratives, obviously, in this cycle, I think is going to be a good strategy if you're looking to make those gains. All right. But speaking of gains, we also have the other side of the coin, and that's the losses, folks. The biggest loser is Rollbit for the day, down 10 percent and then Kronos. But if you look at the week here, the biggest loser is Trust Wallet and then followed by XRP. Oh, no. XRP was the number two loser for the week, folks. So it's just interesting to see a top five coin be one of the biggest losers right there. Nio, Nio as well. Nio is down now. Nio is on a video I'm working on right now, the top five coins out of Asia, everybody. And Nio is one of the five. So that might be one. All right. I'll be joining in in a second here. But I think it's time for us to talk a little Solana here. Now, Rodney, what are your broad thoughts on Solana as a sign in real quick? Yeah, well, I think that could be one of the bigger comeback stories of this next run, because really the reason why it dumped down so much, because look at everything dumped during the bear market. But the reason why it dumped down significantly was the negative association it had with Almeida Research, Sam Beckman Fried and stuff like that. But now that we're putting all that stuff behind us, it's probably going to recover. I mean, beside what the occasional network outage is, it's actually a pretty solid project. So a lot of people bought that dip understanding that the reason why it was down wasn't because of function. It was because of the negative publicity. Just like Elon Musk going on Joe Rogan's show, smoking some, you know, green and then dumping Tesla stock. Yeah, I always talk about that podcast. I saw that podcast and I remember thinking, oh, wow, this guy is incredibly bright. I would want to own Tesla stock. A lot of people say, oh, yeah, let's dump it. Well, Solana is overtaking Ethereum by active users after a 70 % spike. Everybody let's look at some of the numbers here. So this is according to Arnimix, they had 356 ,000 unique users on Saturday beating Ethereum's 330 ,000. So beat them by 26 ,000 right there. The milestone was driven by a sharp uptick with the network hosting only 200 ,000 just one week ago, less than a week ago. So it was $100 ,000 less. For comparison, ETH consistently holds around 300 to 350 with two brief spikes above 400k in a surge of more than 1 million wallets. But the price of Solana has plummeted. Is it still more than 96 % from 2021 high of 250 bucks? Does that sound right? I don't know about 96%. Yeah, no, no, that's not right. At one point, at one point when it fell to $10 in January, active addresses on the network shrank 85 % from over a million, 1 .28 to around 200 ,000 this September, according to the block. But Solana refused to stay down and now it is up 145 % just in the past four weeks. So everyone holding on to the profit feel good. And then some analysts have been quick to pronounce that Solana has flipped Ethereum by active users due to the recent uptick. However, the ecosystem has expanded beyond its base layer with the majority of ETH activity now taking place on layer two. So Solana may surpass Ethereum, but there's a giant asterisk because if you want to incorporate little activity, two well, Ethereum, the EVM as a whole greatly surpasses Solana there. But TJ, what do you think about Solana ever surpassing Ethereum as far as, you know, being the number one chain? What odds would you, would you put it less than 5%, less than 1 %? No, I think what you just said really matters there by what metric, right? You know, so you've got transactions, you've got daily active users, you've got a market cap, you've got volume, you know, there's so many different metrics to measure a chain by. So I could see it passing it in transactions one day. That's what it's designed for, right? If you get some good, if you get some good games running on it, you could see it hit higher active users, higher transaction or, you know, but volume, probably not, you know, like DeFi is going to most likely live on Ethereum for the foreseeable future. We talked about that a little bit last week. The ecosystem really matters there. And so I think what we're seeing right now in price gains in the short term, sure, it could, it could outperform there. And I think part of what we should talk about here today is why we saw all that price movement happening over the weekend. And I think, I think you've got my screen here, BJ, you can pull it in here, but some of the factors that came up on this article on Cointelegraph, why Solana Price woke up this week, it really has to do with, you know, obviously FTX getting reopened back up. A lot of people thinking there's less likely for Alameda and what's held on the FTX balance sheet, less likely to dump.
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A highlight from ROLLUP: The Bull Market is On | Ethereum ETF | Near Layer2
"Bankless Nation, it is the second Friday of November. David, tell them what time it is. Oh, it's bull market time, Ryan. It's a bull market. It's a bull market. It's also, what's up? This is a special edition of the weekly roll up. And you told me not to ruin this title, this theme for you. So I'm not going to do it. Go, you say it. It's the, we are so back edition of the Friday bankless weekly roll up where we cover all the weekly news in crypto, especially focusing on the markets this week because God candles are happening. Coins are moving. We're getting the double digit price movements. Markets are alive. And NFTs are no exception to that. Everything is up. Every single listener of this podcast has more money today than they had last week. So congratulations. Pat yourself on the back. I declare that we made it. We made it through the pair. We made it. The bear's over. You're saying it? It's official now? It's official. All right. Well, so everybody is up on the week, except for those, those few Fiat Maximists. Except for the short sellers who are idiots. Do you think any Fiat Maximus and short sellers listen to bankless? How dare they? Just hate listens. Hate views, hate listens. Guys, in addition to the markets though, we've got a few other questions that we're asking. I'm going to rattle them off. Did BlackRock just file for a new spot? Eth ETF is near moving to Ethereum. Did Elizabeth Warren apologize for lying about crypto? I bet you can guess that last one. There's so many questions today. There's a lot of excitement going into the episode. David, before we get in, want to shout out our friends and sponsors over at Linea. They are inviting the bankless nation to go on a voyage. This is a DeFi voyage, a crypto voyage, because they have a new ZK EVM that you absolutely have to check out if you want to pioneer the frontier. David, tell them about Linea and what is the voyage? The voyage is six weeks of 10 ways of activity, 10 core tasks, some optional bonus tasks as well, with over 60 DeFi apps all to engage with. Why would you engage with them? Well, you know the points mechanism. FriendTech did this. They're giving out points. Linea XP, Voyage XP, is like a game, non -transferable ERC20 token that you accrue for going on the Linea voyage. So there is a link in the show notes to explore what is a new ZK EVM layer two on the scene. So you can collect some Linea XP by doing the Linea voyage. There's a link in the show notes. I think this is where we're going to spend the bull market, David, is on roll -ups and layer twos because Ethereum gas fees are going up, my friends. Oh, they are not low. We got to migrate. We got to migrate, but let's talk about the markets. All right, these charts look so beautiful today. This is the Kraken Bitcoin chart from Kraken Pro. And look at this candle up, this big green candle, followed by a candle down a little bit, but I'm still happy because it's still up. Tell me about this candle, what's going on? What's the price on the week? Yeah, Bitcoin started the week at 34 ,600, trying desperately to get its head back above 35 ,000 and not fall resistance to that, not fall back down. And then it just like blasted through right before we started recording, touched ,000 $38 going from right below $35 ,000 where it's been all week to $38 ,000. It is now at the time of recording at 36 ,500. So coming back a little bit, but 36 ,500 is real nice. Really, really nice. It's really nice. And this is the highest Bitcoin has been. I mean, I'm just scrolling out on the Kraken chart here. Like 24 months, how long has it been? I got to keep scrolling. It's been a very long time. You can't keep scrolling because your candles are one hour candles. So if you go up to the top one day, yeah, this is how you use Kraken charts. How I trade. Okay, yeah. Here we go. So look at the line, see where it intersects. May of 2022. Okay, so we killed the FTX liquidation. Bitcoin replaced that pretty early, in early 2023. And then halfway through 2023, we erased the three arrows capital liquidation. So three arrows capital is now in a distant memory. Those are no longer relevant parts of the market. And we are in process of finalizing the removal of the Terra Luna dump, which happened in May of 2022. We're almost there. I think if we just get maybe up to back, if we hold $38 ,000, Terra Luna is in the rear view mirror. It's also the season where you're starting to get, you're gonna start to get text messages from your friends and family. You have? My very dormant crypto chat that was dominant throughout 2020 and 2021 is now like, oh, we're back, baby.
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A highlight from Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God
"Acts chapter 13 we're gonna start in verse 46 Acts 13 46 someone's excited hear now the word of the living and the true God and Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly saying it was necessary that the Word of God be spoken first to you since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life behold we are turning to the Gentiles for so the Lord has commanded us saying I have made you a light for the Gentiles that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth and when the Gentiles heard this they began rejoicing and glorifying the Word of the Lord and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed thus far is the reading of God's holy and inspired word let's pray together as God's people God this is your word it's a gift to us Lord in ourselves we do not deserve this amazing gift your revelation you condescending to speak to us Lord we've learned so much about you and your word about your sovereignty about your rule about your reign and your control over all things there are no accidents with you you have a purpose you have a will you declare the end from the beginning God you truly are the sovereign we come before you and your holy word today and we ask that you would empower us encourage us renew our minds remove from our hearts unbelief especially in a time like we're living in now in our current circumstances removed from us worry and anxieties and fear about the future removed from us doubt regarding your promises about what you are going to do in the world to glorify your name blessed today and I pray that this message and your promises in your word would empower this church body to preach your gospel boldly to the world and to trust you as a sovereign God who wins history all enemies under the feet of Jesus it's in your name we acts pray amen 38 powerful moments again we've been in the series on the book of Proverbs God's wisdom from above we spent time over the last couple of weeks talking about the comprehensive sovereignty of God that is to say that the Bible gives us a portrait of God he gives us revelation about God that is very different oftentimes than you might get in much of what is called evangelical today it's not very popular today to see God as the true sovereign as the one who rules and reigns over every event in human history and I've been making the argument that of course we as fallen and rebellious creatures would revolt against the idea that God is sovereign because that's the very idea that we've been revolting against from the beginning God is the sovereign he rules he reigns he has ultimate authority he's in control of all things we of course rebel against that idea of God's sovereignty but the scriptures teach it plainly from all the New Testament down to the smallest details the minutia the macro events the micro events God is truly sovereign there is no meaningless no purposeless event in human history yes even in a fallen world where there is violence and there is evil and there is sin God is sovereign even over that and scripture tells us as God's people that God causes what things all things to work together for good for those who love God and those who are the called according to his purpose God has a purpose all things work together for good but that's the sovereign God presented to us in the holy scriptures that's what God teaches and so we've been in this book of divine wisdom we look through Proverbs we talked about what the book of Proverbs says about the sovereignty of God over all things down to the detail and I love this part about the casting of lots we think there are some things that are just chance occurrences these are accidents maybe even happy accidents but they are just casting the lot and scripture teaches that even over those things God is fully sovereign he's the determiner of those things scripture teaches us the comprehensive sovereignty of God we didn't talked about how is this now relating to me individually as a person or even the church how does the sovereignty of God relate to me and we spent time talking about the sovereignty of God over salvation that God is the one who predestines God is the one who foreknows God is the one who chooses a people in Jesus Christ Ephesians 1 before the foundation of the world that our names are written in the Lamb's book of life before the foundation of the world that Jesus is a lamb slain before the foundation of the world this is part of the decree and the plan of God to bring about his glory and the redemption of unworthy people we talked about that beautiful passage in John chapter 6 and that passage in John chapter 10 that illustrate that point in this discourse that the father gives the people to Jesus Christ and he says that it's the will of the father that Jesus loses none of them he loses none of all that the father has given to him and he says I will raise them up on the last day there's my hope that's your hope as a child of God this is something that God does God is the one who saves God is the one with the grace God is the one with the mercy God is the one with the purpose and the plan and the will and the power to save and so we're still in Proverbs we're on that theme of the comprehensive sovereignty of God and so we did God and what is he sovereign over we did the salvation of God's people and today I wanted to end that portion of study on the sovereignty of God talking about evangelism in the sovereignty of God because this is critical especially as I noted especially right now especially right now now there's no question or confusion about the fact that you go to a church that are that is teaching from the pulpit hardcore pipe hitting post -millennialism no question yeah that's right yes praise the Lord for that it's no question about that but it's interesting because oftentimes many people who argue against post -millennialism and all we say when we're post -millennial is that we believe those about passages what God is gonna do in the world through the kingdom and the Messiah we believe those passages as a real passages it's gonna happen in history those are promises we believe that but oftentimes people who argue against post -millennialism and against these promises will say well wait a minute you're saying that Christ is gonna put all enemies under his feet and then finally after that is death and that the world is gonna just be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea you're saying you really believe that's gonna happen I'm saying well that's what the scriptures say of course I believe that and they'll look in the world out there and they'll say okay what about Putin I said pew pew okay what about Putin what about China what about thank you okay sorry what about Gog and Magog that's a popular thing right now actually I'm thinking pastor James I need to do a message and Gog and Magog we're gonna need that more and more in the days to come people using a prophecy that's already been fulfilled as something that's supposed to happen in our day in our future my people today are watching the news and look let me just go ahead and grant it at the outset things are tough right now things are bad right now there are things shaping up right now in the Middle East that are not looking good and we don't know the outcome things could fall apart and get awful in a moment or things could just sort of smooth out I mean we've lived many of us have lived especially this guy lived through a lot yeah so we've learned we all have lived through a lot in terms of some of you guys were raised in the 80s you were raised during the time of the Cold War how many times do you think nukes were gonna be launched in the 80s right we've we've been there before we've always thought like the the buttons about to be pressed and it's all just gonna go to hell and in a moment we've we've been there and admittedly things are not looking good at the moment and people have used that to argue against the specific sections of Scripture that talk about the victory of God and his Messiah within human history they say well wait a second if you're saying that the world is gonna look like this and be totally transformed and what it looks like things are just getting worse right now and I would say it's just a matter of perspective because you're saying things are getting worse right now during a time where we have more Christians professing Christians alive in the world today in than in history the gospel has gone to more places now than in human history and it's amazing to me when people will talk about how the world's is getting terrible and there people are going it's it's amazing the world is getting so terrible right now and you know it's all everything's falling apart and that's how the world's gonna be and it's terrible and they're literally on a device preaching Christ live around the world and people say it's just getting so terrible and so awful while we're getting the Word of God into more places than we ever have before and there are more professing Christians alive than ever we ever had before I'm not saying that there aren't broken things there are broken things but here's the point that's that is a terrible way to argue against what the Bible says is the course of human history that things look really bad right now because here's my here's my position God says he is going to do this he says he's going to do it God cannot lie and that's my hope that's my hope for evangelism that's my hope for gospel eing the world and telling the world about Jesus is it doesn't matter what the current circumstances are and how much things look like they're falling apart it didn't look good the day of the cross either and it was the cross of Jesus Christ was a very event that horrendous brutal event was the very event that God used to bring about the redemption of the world and so oftentimes what we see in front of us looks like it is time to despair it looks like all hope is lost but God is sovereign and if we want to live with divine wisdom we've got to get that part right God keeps his promises and God is sovereign so no matter what happens over the coming weeks or months my answer is scripture says all enemies under the feet of Jesus and then death will finally be defeated that's the promise of God and God cannot lie with me there's our hope and so when we talk today briefly about the sovereignty of God in salvation we started with this amazing section where now the gospel is going to the Gentiles that's big deal that by the way is the fulfillment of the promises of the Messiah's Kingdom understand that that this promise of Messiah's Kingdom was not simply that this Messiah was coming for the Jewish people but it was that the knowledge of God will cover the earth like the waters cover the what and it's asked by my friend I love how he asked it the best way to ask the question if that's the promise the knowledge of God will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea it's a good way to put it how wet is the Pacific Ocean it's all wet and so how much of the earth is getting covered with the knowledge of God all of it like the sea it's all getting wet with the knowledge of God that is the promise of God and the promise was that God was going to draw all the nations to God people from every tribe tongue the languages all the peoples were now going to be drawn up to God's mountain and this Messiah would bring his salvation to the very ends of the earth all the families of God will return to worship Yahweh Psalm 22 and now here you have in the book of Acts you have the gospel goes out the gospel goes out it's going first to the Jews and now this moment this beautiful moment where the gospel now is being brought to those Gentiles here in Acts 13 and look what it says in terms of the sovereignty of God over this moment it was promised by God that's the point made by Luke here it was promised by God this is the fulfillment of prophecy the Gentiles are coming now but notice what it says in verse 48 and when the Gentiles heard this they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord and as many as were appointed as many as were appointed to eternal life believes do you see it fulfillment of God's promises he keeps his promises and that day those who were appointed to eternal life believed I made the argument last week on the very tail end of the message we talked about the sovereignty of God and our salvation the Father draws and Christ will raise them up I made the point that every time we go out and do evangelism it is 100 % success rates it is a hundred percent success rates even if you get beaten even if you get flogged even if you see outright rejection yelling spitting people try to hit you with their car as this happens to us doing abortion mill evangelism people pulling guns on you people throwing food at you hundred percent success because it is those who are appointed to eternal life that ultimately believe God is sovereign over all of this he keeps his promises and he has a people Jesus said other sheep I have which are not of this fold them I must also bring and here you see it in Acts 13 exactly that not just Jews but Gentiles also why because the sovereign God decreed it because the sovereign God declared the end from the beginning and here's what's gonna take place and so what do we see we see that God the true God declares the end from the beginning and so we need to consider one more point that the principles and promises of the book of Proverbs teach what about the righteous and wicked we have direct promises from God here's what the shape of the world is gonna be here is how human history is gonna go here's how I'm gonna win the world but God also in the book of Proverbs we've been studying he has actual principles and promises regarding the righteous and the wicked what does this say about the wicked will they prosper the wicked will not prosper they are ultimately going to be crushed will the righteous prosper that's the principle and promise of Scripture the book of Proverbs is the righteous who flourish it's the righteous who prosper Scripture teaches that it is actually the meek who shall inherit the what the meek shall inherit the earth not the wicked not the evil they're cast off they're uprooted the promise of God is about the shape of history and the principles we've been learning about is that the righteous are the ones who ultimately inherits the world the meek shall inherit the earth the promise Paul says in Romans chapter 4 was that Abraham's descendants would inherit the world where did we ever get this idea that it's the the unbelievers or the wicked who inherit the world the promise the literal promise of God is that the a that Abraham's descendants inherit world the do you believe in Christ do you believe in Christ then you are heirs according to the promise you are children of Abraham it's not outwardly that you're Jewish but inwardly you're a child of Abraham through faith in Jesus Christ and Scripture says that Abraham's descendants inherit the world it is the wicked who are uprooted and so God tells us the shape of human history here's what I'm gonna do in human history here are the promises here are the principles but I wanted to make this point today is this very short message as we have Chile waiting in there for us and everyone's chomping at the bit I want to make the point today that it is the promises of God that give us hope in our evangelism and our whole and our perspective of the future just get that and you'll get the main point of what I wanted to communicate to you as your brother and pastor today it is the promises of God that are the anchor for our hope about the future now I know that walking in here every one of us would have affirmed that statements you know what he would have denied that it seems simple enough right the promises of God are the anchor they're the the foundation of our hope for the future but I want to make the specific point about evangelism and ultimately the outcome of our evangelism to the world that the world is won by Jesus he has victory over the world and no matter what we see in the days to come no matter how bad things are we know that God is sovereign and he's made promises now watch very important it doesn't mean and this is key this is key it doesn't mean that God doesn't have historical judgments in history scripture makes plain clear threats from God of nations that would violate his law nations that would disobey God they will be uprooted the wicked will be uprooted so it is possible none of us are promised the nation that we're in is ultimately gonna be the one that flourishes and grows there are historical judgments there's no promise that there isn't gonna be judgment and let me just say this plainly our nation is already under judgments clearly with the things that we love the things that we preach the things that we accept we are clearly already under the judgment of God our nation has clearly been turned over it was John Calvin right that said when God wants to judge a nation he gives them wicked rulers that's what we're at that's what we're at so there's no question judgments is here and there's no promise that this nation will ultimately make it through I pray for our nation and I pray for repentance and revival and reformation I pray for that I know that God is sovereign enough to accomplish it he can bring light where there is darkness he can raise the dead amen yes but there's nothing nothing coming from us that demands of God you come down from your throne and you do the bidding of our nation we may be judged as a nation but even if we are it doesn't mean that Christ is no longer on his throne or that God isn't gonna keep his promises amen he will keep his promises and what are some of those promises what are there's no way to do this in a comprehensive way today but some of those promises and I wanted to have anchor ones for us this is the future of the world here is what hope we have for evangelism as we gospel the world we tell the world God's gospel God's good news something you all know Genesis 22 17 Abraham's descendants would be as numerous as the what stars and the what that's a lot that's a lot the stars and the that's sands the descendants where did we ever get the idea that God's people are the minority in human history I'd say the stars and the sand of the seashore speaks of a very different story brothers and sisters we have a sovereign God who can absolutely accomplish it it did not look remember this it did not look the day of Jesus ascension like he was really the one with all authority it did not look like he was the king of Kings and Lord of Lords it did not mean he's raised from the dead so that was a big deal but in terms of in terms of the gathering in front of Jesus at the ascension of Jesus that should have been a global event right that everybody sees and like my goodness here is this amazing thing that was promised by God the ascension of Messiah seated on his throne to bring the redemption of his salvation all that to the ends of the earth but it's such a small crowd gathered before Jesus and Jesus says all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me therefore go make disciples of all the nations baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you it didn't look like he was the king of the world right where's the huge audience I mean there's there's there's Roman guards that like have more people with them than you've got it's your feet Jesus and you're the king of the entire world it didn't look like it but he was and he is king of kings and Lord of Lords he's God in human flesh crucified and raised and ascended and on his throne didn't matter if it looked like it he has all authority in heaven and on earth and the promise is stars and sands stars and sands that's a lot again that promise is made in Genesis 26 verse 4 and then Genesis 49 10 there's this amazing promise some translations use the word Shiloh Shiloh is coming and it says this to him shall be the obedience of the nations to him the Messiah should be the obedience of the nations now quick question did the apostles believe that that the obedience of the nations were going to be Christ just read the book of Romans just read it in Romans chapter 1 and 16 the book ends of that book Paul gives us this very promise and says that the purpose of all of it is to bring about the obedience of faith or the obedience that comes from faith among all the nations for the sake of his name that was the promise Genesis 49 10 the nations are coming to God they will obey Jesus and by the way that's what Jesus said to go get there's the Great Commission there's what Jesus said to go get rights all authority is mine heaven earth go make disciples all nations baptize them and teach them to obey me that's where history is going stars and sand and obedience of nations then of course you have the promise in Psalm 2 where the Father says to the Son ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance the very ends of the earth for possession your brothers and sisters make no mistake about it that's total the ends of the earth for your possession and of course this isn't mine dr. Greg Bahnson used to say this author we talked about that tax and it is powerful the Father says to the Son ask of me I'll give you nations for your inheritance the very ends of the earth for your possession dr.
A highlight from 1456: THIS Is Why BlackRock Is Buying So Much Bitcoin - Michael Saylor
"In today's show, I'm going to be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis as Bitcoin price reached $38 ,000 and is pumping like a mofo. Did you know two years ago today Bitcoin hit that $69 ,000 all time high? Only a matter of time before we return to all time high levels. Also breaking news, the BlackRock iShares Ethereum Trust is officially registered in Delaware. That's right. Max Kaiser responded to this news and Ethereum ETF will create an interesting arbitrage between proof of work and proof of stake. Properly managed ETH ETF short positions will perpetually generate profits to roll into the Bitcoin ETF. He also points out that used derivatives to make his short sell ETH ETF to zero and use the proceeds to buy Bitcoin. He also shares that it's an open secret that Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are both crooks. They hate Bitcoin because it makes them look stupid on top of being crooked. Also in today's show, ARK Invest and 21Shares partnered to launch their digital asset ETF suite. Also breaking news, the SEC's first window to approve all 12 spot Bitcoin ETFs is officially beginning today. The clock is ticking. We'll also be discussing Bitcoin ETF launch could be delayed by more than a month after the official SEC approval. Now MicroStrategy is now up $1 .27 billion in profit in their Bitcoin stash. Let's freaking go. And speaking of Michael Saylor, he shares why BlackRock is buying so much Bitcoin right now, and he also expects Bitcoin demand to double after the halving and spot Bitcoin ETF approvals. We're also going to be discussing why Saylor believes you need to own at least 0 .1 Bitcoin as well as his latest 2024 Bitcoin price prediction. All this plus so much more in today's show.
A highlight from ONLY 20 Days Left To Catch The BIGGEST Altcoin Trade!
"Something crazy is happening on the markets right now. Look at that wick up to 38 ,500 on Bitcoin, which happened a few seconds ago, and it wiped out a whole lot of people who were once again short. But that's not the only thing that's happening. We are now through this huge trend line that has been this huge resistance line that's been stopping us from the beginning of the year. This is a trend line from the beginning of the year, and we've now broken through it way before we expected. I did tell you that if we keep hitting it eventually, we would break through. That's not the only thing that's happening. It's happening while new money has all of a sudden started going into the crypto market. Look at this. If you look at this blue line, it shows the market cap of stablecoins, and all of a sudden what you see is you see more money flowing into the crypto market from the outside. It's almost as if someone knows something, and I'm going to show you exactly what they actually know because I know what they know, and I'm going to show you what they know and why more money is coming into crypto today of all days. Then we want to talk about something else. We want to talk about altcoins. Specifically, look at this day on altcoins. Casper's up 27%, Illuvium up 23 .7%, Rune up 14%. They are exploding. Look at Solana. Solana is about to break a level, and once this level is broken, the next resistance for Solana is at $78, and we're about to break this level. I'm going to show you what happens after we break this level, but I'm going to also give you a warning. I don't think it's a good time to buy altcoins. I'm going to show you the data as to why it's not a good time to buy most altcoins, but, but, but, but, but there is or there are two sectors that are probably still worth buying. One of them may actually do as much as 1 ,000x. The other one probably do a couple of multiples. I'm going to show you at the end of the show what those two sectors are. They haven't run yet, and when they run, I think we're going to get a massive, massive, massive, massive, run. So listen today, probably the biggest show we have done in this entire year, because this is like the biggest bull market show this entire year, and you know that we are DJs. So let's do this guys.
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Run Activated? with Alex Stanczyk, Neil Jacobs, American Hodl, and the Caf Bitcoin Crew - November 9th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, yes, yes, I know we're early, and you all probably know why, right? It's crazy. Good morning, everybody. Good morning, Tomer. Jacob. Good morning. All right, anybody in the audience that wants to come up here and just start rapping about what's going on with the price, let's go. Request to come up. We'll bring you up. All right, I don't know who's watching this thing or not, but yeah, if you haven't seen it, we had a client last night, he called me at like, well, I should say he texted me at like 6 .30 in the evening, and I was prepping for Bitcoin Veterans, which we did last night with Preston Pish. By the way, you should check it out. It was a really great show. We had a lot of fun. Some great laughs, too, but anyway, so my client texted me, and he's like, hey, as long as we're around 35K, go ahead and buy with all the USD on my account. I'm like, I didn't see it because I'm prepping for this podcast, or I didn't see it till this morning. And then like 20 minutes or 30 minutes after he sent it, he goes, no, no, no, as long as it's under 36K. And then at some point last night, it busted through 36 and then busted right through 37, and here we are on our way to 38 right now. Pretty wild stuff.
A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Soars Above $37K While Ether Hits a Symbolic $2K. Here's Why
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal. It's Thursday, November 9th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from Coindesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, Coindesk collaborator and author of the Crypto is Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about a new big name crypto exchange, Bitcoin fees, GDP growth, and more. So you don't miss an episode, be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice and turn on notifications. And just a reminder, Coindesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. The crypto market is surging, with Bitcoin at one point today almost reaching $38 ,000. According to Coindesk Indices, at 10 a .m. Eastern Time this morning, the Bitcoin price was up 6 .8 % over the past 24 hours, trading at $37 ,604. Ether is up a stunning 8 .25%, breaking through the symbolic $2 ,000 level to trade at $2 ,036. Other assets are doing even better. Chainlink is up 14%, Solana up 10%, Cardano 9%, Polygon and Avalanche are up 8%. What is behind this strong sentiment? ETF speculation seems to be doing its part. As of today, the public rebuttal period for most of the existing Bitcoin spot ETF proposals has closed, which means a comment from the SEC decision on the Hashtech's strategy change proposal to convert its Bitcoin futures ETF into one based on the actual asset. Also, there's the reevaluation of Bitcoin's safe haven thesis, with the US debt becoming an ever more pressing problem and several renowned investors highlighting Bitcoin's provably hard cap on its supply and its immutable monetary policy. This morning, Coindesk's Omkar Gaboli reported on an options market metric that gives some insight into trader sentiment. It's called SKU and it shows the relative price of calls versus puts expiring in four weeks. Calls are options to buy at a higher price and therefore represent bullish positions. Puts are options to sell at a lower price and so are good vehicles for those who expect the price of the underlying asset to fall. According to Omkar, the SKU is at its highest since April 2021. This means that the premium of calls to puts or bullish to bearish is at its highest in more than two and a half years. Sentiment does seem to have changed.
A highlight from LST8 Casting Flowers The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast
"Discerninghearts .com in cooperation with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary presents The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. Father Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual of exercises Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word television network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. This next letter brings us to just about one year before Therese's death, so she's 23 at this point, and it's a letter to Sister Maria of Saint Joseph, who is 38 years old at this point. Let's read a description of Sister Maria of Saint Joseph. She was a very difficult sister. She had a very difficult childhood. There was a goodness in her, but there was also a violent temper, mood swings, and so forth. And because of that, the sisters tended to avoid her. So this is from Marie, Therese's sister, Marie's deposition in the cause of canonization where she describes Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. The sister was subject to the blackest moods and did scarcely any work. I saw her when Sister Therese was already an invalid come to her to call for the week's linen. Therese had volunteered. No one else wanted to approach the sister, and Therese's heart always went out to the difficult people, to the suffering people. You know, Therese is the patron of the missions, and so her gaze reaches out to those who are very distant from her, wanting to bring them close to Christ. But her gaze also fell on those who were the nearest to her, and she saw the needs, and she would approach them with incredible insensitivity. The follow happens. I saw her when Sister Therese was already an invalid come to her to call for the week's linen, which she had given her to repair. And because Sister Therese had not been able to complete her task, the sister reproached her severely instead of thanking her for what she had done in spite of being so ill. So this is Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. Sister Therese took the reproaches as if they were so much praise. This poor unfortunate sister became the object of Sister Therese's tenderest compassion. One day when I had confided to her how much trouble that sister gave me, the servant of God, Therese, said, ah, if you only knew how necessary it is to forgive her, how much she is to be pitied. It is not her fault she is so poorly gifted. She is like an old clock that has to be rewound every quarter of an hour, just so emotionally needy. Yes, it is as bad as that. Well, wouldn't you have pity on it? Oh, how necessary it is to practice charity toward one's neighbor. And Therese also recognized and appreciated the good qualities that Sister Marie of Saint Joseph had, and they're listed here, tenderness, good memory, fine singing voice. And it pained Therese to see Sister Marie of Saint Joseph ostracized by the rest of the community. And so she resolved to move closer to her. I will say that eventually the mental, emotional mood swings and temper and so forth of Sister Marie of Saint Joseph were diagnosed by a doctor as a form of mental disability that was just incompatible with religious life. And so when she was 51, she was obliged to leave the convent. She lived for another 26 years before her death. And she always remembered Therese with fondness, always followed the cause of canonization, stayed in contact with the Carmel. Well, what Therese did, I think we'd have to say pretty heroically, was she volunteered to help Sister Marie of Saint Joseph in the linen room, which was where she worked alone because no one, they were afraid of her. They didn't want to be the subject of her violent temper and the speech and all that would go with it. And we have a series of the just brief notes that Therese writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph, sort of childlike, childish almost language. And Therese really takes the role of a mother concerned for Sister Marie. Is she sleeping well? Striving to take that combative spirit which Sister Marie of Saint Joseph has and to move that towards spiritual combat to help her try to offer her struggles and so forth for the good of souls, for the good of the Church. So this is one of these letters that she writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. And you know, this allows us to highlight one of these qualities of Therese. I think we'll return to this later on. When there were suffering difficult people around her, people that everybody else tended to avoid, she was the one who would take the initiative to approach them. I mentioned they had these recreation times twice a day when they could sit together and just freely converse. It was her practice, the others noted it, and you see it in the cause of canonization, to choose to sit next to the ones that nobody else wanted to sit next to. So much so that one of these sisters convinced that Therese was really a great friend, that they were great friends. Therese did this so naturally, so easily, without any sign of struggle. Well, without any sign of struggle, she's the one of whom Therese said, sometimes the only thing I can do is just leave her because it's just too difficult for me, and then she'd come back when she was more able again. So she writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph, I am delighted with the little child. Now this is one of these letters where Therese uses the third person and metaphor. If we notice, for example, when she wrote to her childhood playmate Celine, there's none of that kind of language. It's very direct. It's the kind of language her mother would have written. So Therese, depending on the recipient, will adopt a different style of writing, and here it's that third person and metaphor. I am delighted with the little child, which is to say, I'm really happy with what I've seen in you. And the one who carries her in his arms is still more delighted than I. The Lord just loves what he's seen in you. Ah, how beautiful is the little child's vocation. Who else was speaking to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph like this? She was pretty universally simply avoided, and here is this fellow sister just saying, I'm so delighted to see the goodness in you, and Jesus sees it more than I. It is not one mission that she must evangelize, but all missions, and that is offer your struggles and sufferings for the missions for the apostolate of the Church. How will she do this? So how are you, Sister, with your personal struggles in the laundry room, going to offer something for the far -flung missionary work of the Church? And she answers, how will she do this? By loving, by sleeping, because Sister Marie of Saint Joseph had struggles with that, and Therese will often gently hope and encourage her to get the sleep that she needs. And then this next is capitalized, by throwing flowers to Jesus when he is asleep. Now, there's something very profound behind this, this throwing flowers in the Franca, jeté de fleur, which is a phrase that Therese uses often. And let's just take a moment to look at her, describe what she means by this in the story of a soul, because this is a very profound piece of her little way. So the image is, well, Therese did this as a child. They would, on the Corpus Christi procession, she and the other little girls, they'd be dressed in like their white dresses, and they'd be given flowers, and they would cast these flowers into the air along the road before the priest would come by with the Blessed Sacrament. Therese loved flowers. If you read her letters, flowers come back all the time in her writing. One of her joys was that she thought, in entering Carmel, that she was really giving up any contact with flowers, the flowers that she would go with her father and go walking out in the fields, and he'd be fishing, she'd be picking flowers as a little girl. And then to her delight found that people were constantly making gifts of flowers to the Carmel so that flowers were an abundant presence in her life. Well, she says, the little child, meaning herself, will strew flowers. She will perfume the royal throne with their sweet scents, and she will sing in her silvery tones the canticle of love. Now, what she's referring to here is her own sense of her weakness and her imperfections. Here are the great saints. Think of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross and Francis of Assisi. As she'll say elsewhere, these are the mountain tops, and she sees herself just as a little grain of sand. Her own life is so small. She sees her weakness and her struggles. Well, what can I do then? Well, the little child will throw flowers, will cast flowers upon the throne of the Lord Jesus. So there you get just an image or just a brief perspective on this kind of flowery metaphorical language that Teresa uses. It's always necessary to see what she's saying through that. The language is flowery. It can be sentimental. It can be childish at times, but the reality is rock, is solid, is deep, is rich. So now she explains she's speaking to Jesus. This is in the manuscript B, the second part of the story of the soul. It's now chapter nine. Yes, my beloved, this is how my life will be consumed. I have no other means of proving my love for you other than that of strewing flowers. All right, what does that mean? That is not allowing one little sacrifice to escape, not one look, one word, profiting by all the smallest things and doing them through love. Now, we're right at the heart of her little way here. I can't do great things for you. I'm not in the missions. I'm not being martyred. I haven't written great scholarly works, preached before multitudes. I'm just a humble little 24 -year -old woman living with 20 other women in a caramel that very few people even know of, working in the linen room, preparing meals, helping out in the sacristy, decorating as best I can, sacred objects, painting them. I can't do great things for you, but what I can do is to cast flowers. Now, as I've said so often in these conversations, it doesn't take much contact with Therese to touch the heroic, and it's right here. That is, by not allowing one sacrifice to escape. And her sisters were witness to this, that she, every opportunity that she could find, to go out of her way to help someone, to give up something that someone else wanted, to smile at the last person that she wanted to smile to, and so forth. She took advantage of all of these little occasions. The little way is only little in that the things that we do are ordinary, but it is not little in love, and not little in fruitfulness. It's heroic, actually, in these. What if we could even dream of living like that in our daily life at home or at work or in the parish or in the community, not allowing one little sacrifice to escape? I have a task to do. Here's a person who approaches me with a little sinking of my heart. He or she is going to want some time. What if we didn't allow one even smallest sacrifice to escape? Not one look that could encourage another person.
A highlight from Evangelism and the Trinity
"Let's pray and ask God's blessing upon the preaching of his word. Father, we do come before the preaching of your word now. What a great blessing it is that we can have your word given to us in so many different ways. Lord, we hear it. We see it. And soon we will sense it, we will taste it, we will touch it. You surround us with so many great blessings, simple though they may be, simply water, bread and wine, and word, Lord, you use these simple elements to strengthen our faith, to point us towards our Savior Jesus Christ who is alive today in heaven. We pray you would do this through this sermon now, in Christ's name, amen. Well, Matthew chapter 28 verses 18 through 20, actually let's just begin in verse 16 and we'll go to the end. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go and therefore make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age. This ends the reading of the word of the Lord. So this week as I was preparing for our evening service and I was reflecting on us that we got to have a baptism today, our evening service, in the next couple weeks we're going to go over the question of how many persons are there in the Godhead? And as Christians we believe there are three persons. We do not just simply a singular person God, I mean he is one being in substance, but he is three persons. He's Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we hear in this text today. And as I was reflecting on this I thought, man, this is a great occasion. For a sermon on Matthew 28. But as I was thinking about it something interesting came across my mind of what happens in this passage. That here at the very outset of the Christian life is the name and the truth of the Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In fact one of the most, if not the most, mysterious doctrines of the Christian faith is where we begin the Christian life. And so I'd like us to take a few moments to see what this means for us. And also that it has interesting implications, important implications for evangelism. That's precisely what Jesus is calling his eleven disciples here to go do. To evangelize not the nations. And how should we think about this? Well I'd like to point us in three different ways in this passage to what we see here. First that we receive a new name. And then what is that name that we receive? Secondly. And then lastly the benefits and calling of this name. We receive a new name. What that new name is. And the benefits and calling of this new name. So what does it mean to be baptized into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? The first thing that you will notice here is that it's the word, the word for name is singular. Because it goes immediately after that and lists three people or three persons more properly. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But it doesn't say baptize them into the names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It says baptize them into the name. And this is where we begin to understand our doctrine of the Trinity. That there is one being, one God, one essence, one substance as our catechism says of who God is. There are not three different gods. There is one singular God. Come back this evening and worship in our evening service and you'll hear more about this. But there is one singular God. But we also have three names given to this God. And we see throughout scripture that there are three ways that God reveals himself. There are three persons that God has revealed himself. Three actors, if you will, in God. Three individual persons who do things. And in this we are receiving this three tripart name applied to ourselves. And so what does it mean to be baptized into this name, this one name of three different names, if you will? Well, as we just heard a moment ago, it means that we're identified as God's covenant people. We heard Acts chapter 2 verses 38 and 39 that this covenant is for God's people, for those who believe in him for their children and all who are far off. Now God is calling people not to come and join the nation of Israel and now he is saying no this word of our gospel is going out to the nations and call them to believe in faith in Jesus Christ. And as we saw in baptism, we're explicitly marked out as those who belong to God. In some ways, if you were here yesterday for the wedding ceremony of the Holmans, you got to see something interesting about a wedding ceremony is that a wife takes the name of her husband. It's like a wedding ceremony. But you're now in this, you're being incorporated into the family of God. You're being brought into his covenant as his child. And the Old Testament testifies to what it means to take the Lord's name. Isaiah chapter 44 says, this one will say, I am the Lord's. Another will call on the name of Jacob and another will write on his hand the Lord's and name himself by the name of Israel. That's what it means to have the name of God put upon you. It is identifying yourself with the Lord. It's the wife taking the name of her husband, identifying herself with her husband. She shares in all that belongs to him and she comes under his protection and care. This is a covenant ceremony. In the old covenant, you would make a covenant usually or most often with somebody who was more powerful than you, with a greater king. But God is the king making a covenant with us of protecting, of caring, of sharing all of his goodness, his benefits with us. And he is applying his name saying, you are now, you now belong to me. We belong in a covenant relationship with the Lord. And that's what's happening as God sends, as Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to apply this sign, to baptize them, to make them belong to the covenant that God has made. So we receive a name. That's the purpose of it. It's to show that we belong to the Lord. And some of that might already be understood by you, but it's important to establish this. But then what is this name that we receive? What is the name? Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? And like I said at the very beginning is that this is fascinating to me. And I hope it's fascinating to you that the very beginning of the Christian life is the most mysterious doctrine that we can conceive of. Three persons in one being, being applied to somebody at the very moment they are welcomed into the church. Jesus sets out the most profound mystery for his followers at the very beginning. And what's an implication of this is the importance of doctrine in the Christian life. If we begin with the doctrine of the Trinity, the most complex, the most mysterious doctrine, we must understand that we can't ignore doctrine as if it's not important for the Christian life. Too many Christians say, oh, we don't need to know doctrine. That's where people divide. That's where people fight. That's where people don't get along is when they talk about doctrine. And what Jesus is showing here is, no, doctrine begins at the very beginning of your Christian life. In fact, Father, Son, Holy Spirit is how you are identified. And it's essential as we grow as Christians to further and further understand this as best we can. So this is what is being called to as Christians. We are called to a doctrinal life as Christians who grow in our understanding. And as we see this, we grow in our understanding of how these names appear and what they do There's two particular places I'd like to point us to of how we can begin to understand this name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That what's happening here is actually in some ways a mirror of creation. You say, how in the world do you get that, Pastor Nate? Well, I'll get there. But in the beginning, God, Genesis chapter 1, created the heavens and the earth. In verse 2, the Spirit hovers over the waters. So we here have God, what we would refer to as the Father, creating all things, and the Spirit active in that work of creation, Father and Spirit. And then in the New Testament, the Apostle John tells us that also the Son was present there. This is John chapter 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Then all things were made through him, through this Word. And without him was not anything that was made. And without him was not anything made that was made. So there at the very beginning, Father, Son, Holy Spirit active in creating and bringing into existence everything. So there we see the trifold God, or trifold persons of God, they're active at creation. But then another event that I will point to as showing forth a little bit more of this creative act of God is what's happening at Jesus' baptism. Mark chapter 1, verses 9 through 11 says, In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. Just as the Spirit hovered over the waters at creation now, the Spirit is hovering over Jesus Christ like a bird. And a voice came from heaven, You are my beloved Son. With You I am well pleased. Here we have the Son identified, we have the Spirit identified, and if there is a Son this must be the voice of the Father speaking, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit active in this moment of Jesus Christ being identified with the people of God. That ultimately he need to be identified with them truly in order for him to bear their sins. He must be one of them, he must represent all of them. And baptism is ultimately an act and a witness to both of those events. And it is those events coalescing into one. It is the act where God regenerates us. He brings us back to life from the dead. He is giving life where there is none. In creation God created everything out of nothing. There was no life, but he brought life into existence where there was none. And this is what he is doing in the baptism of Christ. Is that he is bringing life where there is none. Ultimately where he would bring it on the cross, pointing towards his work on the cross and resurrection. And then just so you know I'm not making this up, this is what our catechism says about our confession of faith says that baptism is to be unto him or her a sign and seal of the covenant of grace of his engrafting of Christ and his regeneration. Regeneration is simply to give new life where there is none. To regenerate something, to bring it back to life. And so we see Father, Son and Holy Spirit operative in both creation bringing life where there is none and doing this out all three of them at work again Father, Son and Holy Spirit as Jesus is baptised. And it is a witness to what God does in giving life. And this is where it relates to evangelism. This is how we get to evangelism. Now first off when we talk about evangelism our immediate feeling is we need to grow. It's like prayer. When somebody says do you pray and you obviously think well not as much as I ought to right. And they say well do you evangelise? Well not as much as I ought to. Evangelism is one of those things that we all want to grow in but it seems a bit of a struggle often. One pastor I read this week he talked about confession of sin and reading of Psalm 51 David's Psalm that he wrote after his great sin with Bathsheba and then killing her husband. And he said this one of the chief reasons we do not pray is because we don't know how to pray. He says we do not instinctually know how to pray. We do not instinctually instinctively know how to evangelise. We need to learn. And I believe that this tripart name of God given here, trifold name is a model for us. It is actually a framework for us to learn how to evangelise. There's two ways to do this or two things that I think are really helpful for us as we think about evangelism. There's what I say and many other reformed for throughout the generations have said is the law and the gospel and now also a Trinitarian framework. So you say okay what's my plan for evangelism? Here you go. The law and the gospel and the trinity. The Heidelberg Catechism puts it this way about law and gospel says how many things are necessary for you to know that this comfort that in this comfort the comfort of being united to Jesus Christ, that in this comfort you may live and die happily. What do you need to know? Three things. The first, how great my sin and misery is, second, how I am redeemed from all my sins and misery and third, how I am to be thankful to God for such redemption. And in this we hear the law and the gospel and then the calling that flows from this gospel. The law tell people that they're sinners, not fun business. Tell people that they are miserable without God. Without God in the world, without God in your life, you are lost in your sins and you have no hope. But then we tell them what God has done to save sinners, what God has done to rescue them and bring them into his kingdom. But as we tell this gospel there's a Trinitarian framework that we can set what God the Father has done. He sent his son to save sinners. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. We tell them what the son then does. God the Father sent his son to save us. What son the himself then does, being sent by the Father he came as a man like one of us to live perfectly for all of us who did not live perfectly, who failed in every way to keep God's commands. And not only did he live the perfect life that we needed, he paid the penalty for all the sins that we've committed. And then he gives us his eternal life, his righteous life for our sake, giving us his resurrection life. And then we tell them about what the Holy Spirit does. What God the Spirit does is then the Spirit comes into you as God applies all these benefits. He says, yes Jesus died on the cross but he died for you and he applies all these benefits to you. He comes and dwells in you. The third person of the Trinity dwelling inside of you. He takes the forgiveness that Christ accomplished and he applies it to you. So now you are one known as forgiven by God. He gives you faith so that you can know these benefits, believe in them and trust in them and rest in them. So that is this tripart name, the threefold name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that refers to each person of him. And it is a calling for us as we evangelize that we are to go into all the world baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And now the benefit and the calling. The benefit of this going into all the world is that the end of this passage, verse 20, teaching them all I command you and behold I am with you always to the end of the age. This is the great benefit of this calling as Christians. Not only has God called us into his family, baptizing us with his name, making us apart, setting us apart from the rest of the world, he has incorporated us and he makes this amazing promise to us, I am with you always. He has united us to himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Father, Son, Holy Spirit united to us in our whole lives. And because of that bond that is established between the Trinity, God cannot forsake us. We are surrounded in front of us, behind us, underneath us, above us, inside of us and outside of us, everywhere. We belong to Jesus Christ and to each person of the Trinity. He cannot forsake us because if God were to forsake us, he would be forsaking himself and it would undo the bond of God itself. You belong to him and Jesus Christ promises to you that I am with you always. But there is also a calling in this as we go into this world to evangelize. Now this phrase, I am with you always, shows up in an interesting place in scripture, in the book of Joshua. If you read the opening section of Joshua chapter 1, you'll hear this echoed in there. And it's interesting what's happening there versus what we see happening in Matthew chapter 28. Joshua, Moses' servant, who takes over as the leader of Israel right as they're about to enter the Promised Land. Moses dies and Joshua is appointed as the new leader in Israel to bring the people of Israel into the Promised Land, to go conquer it for the people of God. And Joshua is commissioning them to go in, to wipe out all the nations who are evil in there and that make this God's holy dwelling place. And then Joshua gives them this promise as they're about to go in. No man shall be able to stand, this is Joshua chapter 1 verse 5, no man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. This is God speaking. God says, just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. And it's fascinating what is happening in that passage when we compare it with what's happening here. Joshua is sending all these people to go into the land of Israel to conquer it for the people of God, exhorting them to be courageous and not be afraid because God is with them. But what is Jesus doing here? He's not sending them into the land of Israel, this geographic place on the planet, to go conquer it, wiping out the nations that are there, the Romans. No, he does something quite different. He now turns it to the outside. Go into all the world, go into all the nations, go out. He does not send his people to conquer the land of Israel with the sword, now he puts that sword away because he has taken that sword in himself. And he gives his people a new weapon to go bring the nations in to God's kingdom. And he sends his disciples out from Jerusalem to all the nations as one who has already conquered all authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Jesus has already conquered. And now he gives his church, his people of God, a new instrument. No longer the sword of judgment but the word of salvation. And we bring people into this kingdom not with a sword threatening them but with a word of gospel, a word of good news, a word of grace. That God is a God who saves sinners, that he has executed his judgment not against the world but against his son. Now that day is coming, the end of the age will come and all who do not repent of their sins will be judged. But this gospel is what is to go out. God's saying go into all the nations, make disciples of them, baptize them, teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And the strength that we do that in now is like what was given to the people of Israel but it's far more. The strength we do that in now is that Jesus Christ is with us as we go into all the world and proclaim this gospel. That he is with us to the end of this age. Whether that is tomorrow or whether we die before that day comes. Jesus Christ is with us. So my hope for us today is to see that as we receive this name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit we belong to the Lord and he has united himself to us and now he sends us out into this world. Maybe we're not going to be evangelists, that is not very many people's calling in life but you certainly can't evangelize. You can tell people about Jesus. And the great promise that you have is regardless of how people respond to you, God is with you. He is with you always because he has shown you in your baptism. He has claimed you as his own and that is your hope as you go out into this life. So remember what Jesus Christ has done for you, uniting you to himself, giving you this beautiful sign of baptism that you can continually look back to as a sign of God's covenant with you, his promise to you and have hope as you go into this world and tell people about our Savior Jesus. Let's pray and ask God to bless us the word that we have heard preached. Lord, we do thank you for this word that we have from Matthew chapter 28. Lord, we pray that you would apply it to our hearts and make it fruitful in us that we would be those who would be bold and courageous, that we would not fear what this world throws at us but we would see ourselves as those marked out by you in our baptism and that we can give testimony and testify to the grace of God that you have shown to us in Jesus Christ. Give us the courage and strength we need. We pray this in the name of Christ. Amen.
Monitor Show 16:00 11-02-2023 16:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves. Particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech, there tends to be a need to sensationalize. But what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you. Because context changes everything. Everything else, about 10 seconds away from the closing bell, we're going to finish about 1 .9 % higher. That is the best day since April for the S &P 500. It's the same thing, too, if you take a look at the NASDAQ, finishing about 1 .8 % higher. The Dow getting in on the action, up 1 .7%. And like Scarlett and I were talking about, this is ahead of a lot of risk events still to come this week. All right, everybody, we are going to get to the gainers. I don't know if we want to. Do we want to go right to booking and just talk about their earnings? Do it. Yeah, let's do it. Booking coming out, third quarter revenue, $7 .34 billion. That's a beat. $7 .26 is what the street was expecting. Third quarter gross bookings, we're looking at $39 .81 billion. That is a beat. $38 .22 billion was the forecast. This is a great indication whether or not people are continuing to travel, and that revenue beat is certainly catching our attention here in the after -hours. All right, I've got Paramount, which is the former CBS, the former Viacom, all put together into one nice package. Paramount Global, third quarter adjusted EPS. Continuing operations, $0 .30. That is three times what analysts had expected, which was a dime. In terms of revenue, $7 .13 billion. Slightly less than the consensus estimate of $7 .15 billion. Continuing operations, EPS, $0 .36 for the quarter. Paramount right now, a little change at the moment, but we'll, of course, keep an eye on that.
A highlight from Solana Firedancer Launches! | MASSIVE Breakpoint Updates + RECAP
"Big today. announcements You guys are not going to want to miss this one. There's a lot of alpha here that you need to take into consideration if you're looking at Solana, but more importantly, if you're looking at crypto. Let's dive in deep. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to kick off the show today with some clips out of Breakpoint that will give you guys kind of a framework. I want to just jump over to this first clip. Let's start here. Solana should have no single point of failure anywhere, and that includes at the protocol layer, that includes at the sort of human element. There shouldn't be any one team that the entire network is dependent on to push updates or to understand the protocol. In 2022, there was a single client. This was the validator software released by Solana Labs. Today, 38 % of mainnet runs JITO. This is an alternate client. They've made some changes to the original one. So it's really great to see not just the adoption, but also a second team that has pushed stuff to mainnet. Ideally, what we'd like to get, four separate validators written by four separate teams in four separate programming languages with optimal kind of even distribution of stake across mainnet. One team that is really helping us drive this forward is Fire Dancer. Early tests, early demonstrations have shown somewhere between 10x and 100x, sometimes more, improvement in some elements of the Solana stack. And I am really excited to announce that right now, first version of Fire Dancer is live on Testnet. All right, so big news there. Fire Dancer is live and this is huge because if you haven't covered or followed what's happening within the Solana ecosystem, I invite you to go back and watch our video on Fire Dancer where we break it all down. But if you go over to just the Fire Dancer Solana validator, this is where you can learn a little bit more about it. Over on GitHub, if you want to dive in a little deeper. Let's go over to another clip because this is where we get into kind of the litany of what this means for Solana overall. And the key thing here, I think, in general is all about speed and totally kind of sets it up here. Let's listen in. You will see like the difference between 98 % of the blocks arriving to 99 .5. And for somebody that, for you guys, you may not see that as a huge difference, but for the engineers working on this, it is a massive improvement. It's like 70 % better. That means that like maybe now could be the time where you can tighten that a bit. Maybe we can start setting block times to 300 milliseconds. Not promising that, and I'm sure Bizat is listening to this. He's like shaking his head. But when things start running very, very smoothly, you can push things to the next level. All right. So what he's talking about there is really kind of the improvements that are coming. And I would agree. I think the framework of what they're trying to build is all about transaction speed, and that's going to be, as you've probably heard me say before, the number one asset of Solana is going to be transaction speed and the ability to scale, because the need is going to be there as we start to look at not only movement in the NFT market, but around payments. Payment is going to be a big factor here. I want to go to the next clip here, which gets into the actual speed test with Fire Dancer deployed. Take a look. How fast is it? Incoming transactions getting processed. Early demos from the Fire Dancer team have showed the ability to process over one million transactions per second, per tile, per CPU core. Some people run 16 core machines. Some people run 32 core machines. This continues to scale to millions and millions of transactions that this is handling. No problem. Same story on the network outbound. These things will always get faster. They will always get cheaper, which means Solana's performance will always increase if we're only bound by the capacity of the hardware. This is not going to require a new scaling solution in two years or five years when Solana is running at hundreds of thousands of user TPS. It's just going to keep on going. When you think about what technology advancements we've made in compute power over the past two, three decades, I would put this one up there at one of the top 10 for sure. What they've been able to do is pretty amazing. Good stuff. Now the question is going to be, of course, timeline. ETA, because I think right now it's a very critical point. So let's listen in what they had to say. We've got Frankendancer on Testnet. Ultimate goal is to get a full FireDancer on Mainnet. The team is working on two efforts in parallel right now. Frankendancer, this FireDancer networking with the Rust runtime, this is a viable candidate for Mainnet. We can absolutely see Mainnet validators running this. Not yet. Not production ready. Don't yell low. Estimated timeline for readiness is the first half of next year to see Frankendancer on Mainnet. Super exciting. In parallel, the team is working on rebuilding the runtime. They're reworking the code that implements the consensus algorithm, hoping to bring this to Testnet later next year. I think the real question will be, how far will they go in this next year? Because they've leaped forward dramatically between Breakpoint last year when it was over in Lesmon. And I think now, this is good news, and we're probably going to see more and more releases throughout the week. Remember, I think two or three more days for Breakpoint. So a lot happening around Solana. It's obviously why you saw Solana take a little bit of a clip up the chart in the release of what they're doing right now on the Testnet. Let's take a look at this next clip. It goes into Solana's decentralization powerhouse and what it might mean for the project. Listen in. That makes Solana and Ethereum the only two major blockchains to have more than one live validator client. Woo is right. Yeah. And this is a pretty cool graph. So Jito went live just over a year ago in August 2022. And since then, stake has climbed up steadily until it's reached about 36%, 38 % today. This is massive, right? We have tons of distribution already on the Solana network and more to come. There are over 2000 block producing validators live on Mainnet today. The Nakamoto coefficient is the minimum number of nodes that would need to collude in order to halt the network. And on Solana, this is at 23. It's one of the highest amongst all proof of stake chains. No country has close to 33 % of stake running through it. On Solana, you see a lot of distribution when it comes to data center. There's some major networks out there that have more than 50 % of data center distribution on AWS. This is not a problem on Solana. No data center has anywhere close to 33 % of stake. What they just showed there is the validation that decentralization is real. It's not this kind of the pent up thing that you hear a lot about some blockchains. Solana is really one of those that's walking the walk. And I think that's going to be a big factor. Now, some of the other things that also you have to look into is the growth around ESG, carbon footprint, etc. They have an answer for that. Listen in. A couple of years ago, the Solana Foundation, we wanted to measure the carbon footprint of the Solana network. Solana became the first layer one smart contract blockchain to have its carbon footprint measured in real time. Yeah, there we go. This is awesome. So a single transaction on Solana is about the energy equivalent of 700 joules. That's less than the energy that it takes to do a single Google search. Real time carbon measurement is not the only climate positive thing happening on Solana. There's an incredible network of over 20 regenerative finance or refi teams that are building on the network. You have companies like WiHi, which are applying the lessons of deep into weather tracking. There's even someone in the group who is using helium hotspots to track lions in the Maasai Mara. Like it is really, really cool stuff. Even though I don't believe that we're seeing extension of this narrative, there's data out there that shows a little bit differently. And I want to showcase a couple of things here on Solana Climate. If you go over to SolanaClimate .com, you can see these charts. But I want to showcase the one right here on energy usage comparison of the Solana. She was referencing the one Google search 1 .67 transactions, essentially to equivalent of that 55 transactions for an hour of LED light bulb. And then further on down, 19 ,444 transactions for just a central air conditioning per hour. This is one central air conditioning. Imagine the billions that are being used out there right now. Then if you look further into it, it shows you the number of transactions that you can compete or complete around one Bitcoin transaction, which I thought was interesting. Let me kind of zoom in on that for you guys. 7 .7 million transactions for one Bitcoin transaction. These are the kind of things, when we look at real scalability, especially around payments, that are going to be the ultimate around what technology and blockchain is going to be used for the future of our finance system. Now, a couple of things I want to hit on ESG. This kind of defies the critics around private market fund size. These are all surging. So Solana will most likely get in the ESG basket when it comes to investors moving in. So from 2020 to 2022, there was a three -fold increase in annual capital raised for ESG funds, so growing from around 29 billion to 92 billion. More to the point, there's also been an increase in average fund size. This has also risen from 400 million in 2017 to 600 million last year, even though that's not a lot. So if we continue to see this kind of growth, could we see $100 billion growths in ESG, especially around the next layer of things like AI, compute power, what we'll see in the use of EVs, along with solar and wind technologies are going to make it. All those kinds of new technologies, like what ARK Fund invests in, kind of this next generation of innovation, ESG could be a big part of that. Solana's going to also kind of join in the crowd there. I want to jump over to why compressed NFTs continue to be a focus area that people are not, I don't think, giving enough credit to. Listen in. So there are 96 million NFTs that have been minted with state compression on Solana network. This is the number of NFTs that have been allocated on the Solana network. 2 .5 billion NFTs can be minted today without increasing the number of trees. And you can see exactly where state compression launched. In April of this year is when state compression went absolutely bonkers. $140 for a million NFTs dramatically changes the kinds of constraints and assumptions you can make when you're building products. Whether it's ticketing systems down the road when we get into major corporations utilizing NFTs in a big way, travel industry, retail industry for loyalty, all things that we could consider on the collectibles market, much less the in -game assets, all those kind of things flow into that. Don't forget, check out, we just did a big video drop of the Kleenasaurus guys. Their team came over. We did an interview with them. There's a lot happening on that project as well. So check out that video just over on our YouTube channel as you're watching right now. If you're not subscribed to the channel, make sure and subscribe right now. It's one of the things you're going to do to get additional alpha. It's also a great way for you guys to get involved to the PBN group. And of course, I want to jump over to another clip here because we're going to get into a little bit more detail around their, I won't say partnership, but the use of Amazon's AWS. Listen in. I would like to share with you the way to run Solana nodes on AWS, which is available now. And with a couple of commands, you can spin up a Solana node. And I'm happy to share with you that the AWS Activate program is now available through Solana Ventures. So if you are a startup and you join the Solana Ventures, up to $25 ,000 available for you to spend on AWS services throughout two years. I want to jump also over to this post right here from Solana talking about its partnership with BigQuery. This, of course, is again another partnership with Google Cloud. So just more news and more advantages, I think, going into the Solana ecosystem. One of the other things that I want you guys to kind of take query to, this was a video that we did quite some time ago on avalanches of a cloud. And this was the partnership with, of course, Amazon and their one -click capability of spinning up a validator. So the opportunity here, I think, when you look at what Avalanche has done away from what Solana has done, the point is that there is already kind of a roadmap direction of these partnerships with Amazon that I think are going to become even more and more critical in the future. So if you guys didn't catch that video, if you're a big Avax lover or you like what we're doing, that's one of the tokens we still have in our portfolio. It's one of the ones we really like going forward. Take a look at that video because it'll teach you a little bit more about their one -click process that they've done with Ava Cloud. Alright, another thing that I want to get into, this was Franklin Templeton, the investment house, talking about tokenized assets at breakpoint. So listen in. At scale, on -chain infrastructure costs at greatest one -twentieth of what it costs to run the existing TradFi infrastructure. So the cost savings are immense and when you look at that through the lens of a trillion dollar asset manager with basically institutional clients from all around the world, it matters at the end of the day. It's a significant savings. Yielding assets are better, whether it's a money market fund today or we all see where yields are probably destined to go. The medium -term thought at Franklin Templeton is let's get more funds on -chain. It's a money market fund today. Maybe we transact with a money market fund. It could be any kind of fund. Now what he said there is very important. The 20x cost savings is dramatic. If you applied that to any business out there, especially in the capacity of what we'll see in tokenized securities going forward, meaning much more of them, you're going to need heavy lifting from a blockchain much like what Solana's been able to do. So if you just look at, again, at tokenized securities right here, total value, 704 million right there, almost 5 .2 % in yields going. But if you look at the treasury products, right there's Franklin Templeton, a market cap of 312 million right now. So again, you can kind of see Solana usage, Polygon, Ethereum, a lot of this moving into the market around securities, around tokenized securities. So again, this is just another opportunity for how blockchain will be used. And this is one of the points that I argue a lot, I think, with not only traditional investors, but people in traditional finance is that forget about the crypto side of it. Just think about what the technology is doing and the kind of projects that are out there making and or enabling what we will see around tokenized securities of the future. It's going to happen, guys. It's going to happen for sure. We'll go to another clip. This is talking about Visa. Remember, we did a full video on Visa and the partnership, the test that was going on with Solana, why they selected Solana. Listen into this clip. You know, a lot of people were super excited about hearing about this pilot. Very kind of fundamental level from the Visa perspective, we're going to be chain agnostic and we believe in a multi -chain world. What's the must -haves as you're looking at payment use cases? So examples are like performance. And I think earlier talks about performance definitely demonstrate that there's things like security. And there's also things just more like less like less tangible, but things like do you have a strong developer ecosystem that matters quite a lot to us? One thing that they said there that I think is interesting, this being the Visa representative talking about a multi -chain world, this I think opens up the opportunity for other major projects to be included in what we'll see in terms of a really kind of a renaissance in payments. Because remember that payments have been controlled by what they call merchant validators, we'll call them, so to speak. But it's basically the merchant operators that handle the transactions between the retailer and these big banks. They're making a cut of that. They're the middlemen. This, I think, is a major light -year move ahead in payments if this actually works in this pilot. So this is a big one. If it goes through and Solana wins it, I think the interesting thing she stated there, obviously multi -chain, but the point being Solana right now out in front. So a big one for sure. Now let's talk about payments because this came from Solana developers' Twitter account. And it was mainly showcasing the vending machines over there. But the reason, and we showed this yesterday I think in one of our Solana videos, was the tap. And this was from Venta. Venta, we kind of showed some of the variations. But the point is that the technology for being able to use this directly to blockchain, again, just starts to accelerate the opportunity, loyalty cards, loyalty bands, loyalty whatever, out there in the terms of the future when it comes to retailers for quick payment, which is a big, big deal for merchant activations. And also the percentage of merchants that are trying to gain new loyalty members, meaning people that can get back to come back to their restaurant more often. So this is another big opportunity I think going forward. Let's go over to Visa and WorldPay. And what is the future there? Listen in. How do the organizations look at the potential threat to your core businesses? So I don't know how many people have gotten the wristband, but this is a very cool implementation. I have USDC loaded in this. I tap on the vending machine. It's not touching card rails. It's actually an on -chain transaction. So you could view that from a Visa and WorldPay perspective as very disruptive. How do you sell that in internally to be like, we're going to experiment in these businesses that could cannibalize massive fee revenue for us? I think it's a tough question and it's an interesting one. If there's a bunch of pinpoints in the world, they don't change. Whether it's blockchain or not, there's always going to be pinpoints, i .e. opportunities for us to tackle. So for those that are using the wristbands loaded with USDC, how did everybody get USDC? You may have used a card to buy the USDC, right? So I think depending on how things are structured, there's still very much a role for WorldPay and Visa and companies like us in the ecosystem. So you notice there was a couple of tells there. At least I kind of noticed that from the Visa's representative. She took a deep breath there. This is a major step forward in disrupting the transaction fees that happen in traditional credit card payment systems that are out there today. Now the question that the WorldPay guy talked to is, you got to go through banks and you're going to continue to do that to be able to onboard and on -ramp. But remember, it is very likely that we're going to start to see normalized stablecoin usage in banks and in traditional financial institutions. But the on -chain transaction capability, instead of the guardrails that are currently being used right now, which are about 30 years old, this revamps the entire thing. I think this is a great opportunity for companies like Visa, American Express, all those that can revamp their entire systems, much like when you look at what's happening in the scenario that Franklin Templeton talked about, which is revamping an old system that is 20x less expensive. These are the kind of things and advancements that are being made out there. So definitely a big one for sure. All right, listen, if you guys are not following Solana right now, let's go take a look at the chart. Kind of just run up the chart real quick and see where Solana is right now. Of course, some of this movement that we see right here on the 4 -hour, a lot of this has been the fire dancer announcement, which took Solana up to $36 right here. Will we see it continue to climb? I will tell you this. We were looking at sentiment this morning. This is one of the hottest sentiment trackings that we've done to date that I've seen, mainly because we've just seen so much activity. But does that mean that Solana is going to go to $40 right now? I think it's overheated. The question is whether I can hold at this point around $36. Love to get you guys' input on it, what you guys think. Drop some comments down below. Make sure and subscribe to the channel too because it's going to give you guys additional info. And if you're not in our diamond circle, make sure and get in there as well. It's one of the greatest places to catch additional content. If you want to catch me on X, it's at Paul Baron. Catch you next time right here on Tech Path. Thanks for watching.
A highlight from How Bitcoin Fights Tyranny with Erik Cason
"If I'm not wrong about Bitcoin, then I believe that this is the most radical apparatus that has ever put its hands in humanity, and that is the only thing that can save us from the potential annihilation of total war that we are eking towards closer and closer every day. Hello there. How are you all doing? Hope you're doing well. A few things to update you on. Firstly, travels over the next month. We'll be heading out to Fort Worth, I think it's next week, two weeks, I can't remember, for the North American Blockchain Summit before we head out to Ghana to attend the Africa Bitcoin Conference in December and to make another film. It's going to be very busy. We've also announced our conference in Bedford in April next year. Please do go and check that out, cheatco .co .uk. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at RS Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack, and today we have Eric Cason making his debut on What Bitcoin Did. Now, Eric has been around in Bitcoin for a long time and recently dropped his book, Crypto Sovereignty, in which he expands upon a lot of his writings over the last few years. Now, I absolutely love this show, but not as much as our boy Danny. We've made a few more philosophical shows over the past couple of years, and they are among some of my favorites. I love getting into the wild stuff, especially with someone like Eric. Now, he claims he isn't a philosopher, but have a listen. I think you'll disagree. And all I know is Danny absolutely loved this. It was his favorite show, I think, this year. So I hope you enjoy this one. If you've got any questions about this or anything else, please do get in touch. It's hello at whatpikwondid .com. Danny is like all week, he's like, all right, I cannot wait for the Eric Cason to come on. It's going to be completely fucking nuts, but you're going to love him. That's a pretty good - That pretty much sums it up. Yeah, it's a pretty good synopsis of who I am. Well, look, welcome. Good to finally have you on the show. It's been a long time coming. Do you know what's funny in the last one? So we do notes for the shows, and sometimes I don't even refer to them, but sometimes I do. But I'd opened Eric's notes, and I was looking. So I had Mark Masson, and I was like, so you just dropped a book? I was like, has he just dropped a book? Did you have - No, I did switch it around, but I did have the wrong notes. Anyway, Eric, how are you? I'm good. Strung out from the concert, but you know, or from the conference. Well, in the conference, I went to a concert last night too. Who'd you go and see? Tinlicker. They're part of the Anjunadeep label. They're like a big, they're pretty big in the UK, actually. What kind of music is it? Deep House. Yeah, that's not my thing. Yeah. Yeah, I listen to Slayer and Megadeth and shit like that. Congratulations on the book. I haven't read it. Thank you. It's been a long time coming. I've read some of it, but. Danny usually gets them read in time, but yeah, congratulations. Tell me about the book first, and then we'll get going. Well, the book, it didn't start as a book. It just started as a series of essays that I was just kind of writing, exploring philosophical and sociological content of Bitcoin. And sort of as I got deeper and deeper, I was like, whoa, there's like all these threads sort of connecting. So the book I can really say is more of like a constellation of a greater incomplete work that I'm sort of working on now, that's trying to essentially do an entire philosophical approach towards, I guess what we call it, called like the sociology of cryptography or something like that. We did consider doing mushrooms for this episode. Well, I mean, it would be really nice, but then I got to get on my flight kind of all weird and stuff. I'm just not sure how that would go with TSA. I've had some close calls like that before. I don't really do mushrooms as well, so I'd be completely lost. I don't do acid on planes anymore. Oh, anymore. Yeah, there was an incident once. So I decided I was like, it's time to throttle back on that. Really great way to pass eight hours on a plane. Yeah, please tell me. There's not much to tell you. Cause everybody's always like, you're going to take it, you're just going to flip out on the plane, right? No, like you sit down and you're like, I'm going 600 miles through the air, 330 ,000 feet in the air. Like this is amazing. And if the plane just burst into flames, I'm going to meet God now. It doesn't matter, I can't do anything. So I'm just going to look outside and see all of the amazing mountains and the clouds and how incredible and extraordinary it all is. Did you see that guy get dragged off a plane recently? It was going to Ibiza and had to do an emergency landing, I think in Marseille and they dragged him off the plane cause he was off his nut. No, I didn't see that. Absolutely off his nut. Probably like a weekly occurrence from there. Yeah, I was thinking, what are you doing, doing drugs on a plane? Yeah, yeah. So, you know, I decided that I was getting it a little too close. So we're not doing that anymore just for me and everyone else's safety. Just the gin and tonic will do. Exactly. So what's your philosophy background? I don't have one. You don't have it, even better, okay. But you are a philosopher. No, no, I'm not a philosopher at all. I eschew when anyone tries to call me a philosopher. Maybe I could pass for a thinker. I always say I'm a strategist at best, so. How do you get class as a philosopher? Isn't that a choice? A class? Well, no, essentially like this was all compelled by, when I got into Bitcoin, I had this moment that I was like, how is it possible that this piece of technology can keep its oath to itself in a way that like no man, no institution, no government, no organization seems to be capable of? And it was like a splinter in my mind. And I was like, all right, really smart people have thought about this before me. So like, let's do some Googling about the oath and the philosophy. And I came across this philosopher, Giorgio Ambogon, and I got a book of his called The Sacrament of Oath, The Archaeology of Language. And it's really, really good. It's like the fourth book in like a nine book series called Homo Secur. And now I've read the whole series. And essentially in it, like he's doing a whole archeology of like, what is the oath? How did it function? How did it come about? And he kind of like goes all the way back to pre -Roman times. And he was like, the oath really is like this object of language that fuses magic, religion, and words into a singular that actually has nothing to do with the content that's spoken, but it has to do with the actualization of what's been promised. And so this then marries up with an individual called Homo Secur, who's like the forsaken man throughout human history, who all legal systems have always given themselves a right and a decree to destroy these people, but it's not murder. And most interestingly is that these people can't be used in sacrifices ritualized either, because it's about putting them outside the purview and the protection of the gods. So like they can't have anything to do with religion. And what's pretty interesting is that like, essentially there have been these like non peoples throughout human history that could always be destroyed by the state because of the way that like they're the other bad people. And they pose a threat to the entire system. So like they must be destroyed. And so following the lineage of that person, I kind of like connected that up to modernity and seeing how like now we live in a constant state of emergency where like any of us can be labeled as a terrorist or any enemy combatant. And not only like, do we just not, not only are we in prison, but like access to the law itself is fundamentally impossible. Like we can't even get habeas corpus. So yeah, it's been a pretty interesting journey. And then there's like 10 other philosophers that like on the concourse of it, he like mentioned that and I have to like go on the journey to read them. And I'm also dealing with like a lot of, like a lot of these thinkers you can't approach in academia because they're like solely with backgrounds either in like communism or like radical fascism or other things. So like the moment that you start reading them, people are like, you got to get out of academia. Like you're not welcome here. Why? Specifically so like Heidegger for example, Heidegger is really solely because not only did he belong to the Nazi party, but it seems like a lot of his philosophy actually deals with trying to like actualize a political party that explicitly can identify friend and enemy classes for like the evolution of that political ideal. And so in my opinion, dealing with Heidegger and understanding him very intently so that you can make a criticism of him is essential. Like if you actually want to make your way through the course of phenomenological philosophy and like actually like make your way past Heidegger. you So are saying there's like a whole class of philosophers or philosophy that is essentially kind of censored? Absolutely. One of the guys that, a more contemporary fellow, his name is Michael Norman. He was from the University of Toronto, but brilliant, brilliant scholar. He was studying Heidegger like pretty intensely and he essentially got canceled from the University of Toronto and was intimidated and sort of forced out. It is Canada, it's not surprising. We're ragging on Canada a lot recently. Have you registered yourself yet? We don't have to yet. Okay. Yeah, because we don't make $10 million in revenue, but if there's a bull market, yeah, no, it's the platforms and if you make more than $10 million. I don't know if that's podcast in Canada or anyone. What do you mean as in based in Canada? Like, do you have to be based in Canada or if we want to disseminate our content in Canada? Don't know, probably based in Canada, I would guess. I would have thought the latter actually, because otherwise how can we control you? Well, we don't make $10 million yet, so. Yeah, we're close. After this pod though. Nine and a half million. Okay, so what, the background is they're seen as dangerous words? Yeah, I mean like another floss for I deal a lot with is Karl Schmidt. And so like Schmidt was like a, he was a member of the Nazi party and specifically what I think is the most damning of Schmidt is he actually wrote the legal defense for Hitler during the night of the long knives that essentially justified why that state of emergency was used and that really sort of solidified from a legal perspective that like Hitler's decree was the law itself. And interestingly enough, like Schmidt was actually arrested and in prison for like three years to go and trial at Nuremberg, but they just eventually felt like he didn't have enough evidence. And the biggest irony is that Schmidt actually wrote in, I think it was in 1931 on the concept of the political. And this specifically was talking about like the crisis that the Weimar Republic was facing and that essentially if Chancellor von Hindenburg didn't use the clause of article 38 in the constitution to declare a state of emergency and banned both the Nazis and the communists, that the Weimar Republic would be in crisis. So ironically enough, this didn't see its way into the hands of the chancellor. And so when he was ousted and Hitler came to power, it turned out Hitler was actually kind of a fan of Schmidt's work and Hitler read it and he was like, ah, that's like clause 38 thing. Like this is what we use to destroy the Weimar Republic. Okay, so what do we lose by limiting the kind of scope of books that are studied? I mean, everything, like that's sort of the contextual space that we can have to actually criticize these works. So like look like Mein Kampf should be read not because it's brilliant, but because it's absolutely stupid. Okay. Like it's just an idiotic framework. And like, as soon as you read it, you go, oh, like this Nazism thing is actually like really stupid. Like there's not really much substance to it. I mean, even in the Nuremberg trials, when they asked Schmidt about Hitler, he like sighed and was dismissive. He was like, I can't even discuss his ideology because I find it so superfluous. Well, what is the TLDR? Cause I haven't read Mein Kampf. I doubt, have you read it? I know. I doubt I will. The TLDR is essentially that like Aryan individuals have a superior place in the world because they lead German culture and German culture has helped develop the West on a whole. And that that needs to be defended against all the individuals who aren't part of German culture that are invading Germany. And we need to get lunch in Rome in order to expand German culture and people. And that we always need to be aggressive and warring against the other people that are trying to come into us. And so like, we need to expand the Aryan people as much as possible, make as many of them and destroy anybody that tries to threaten that. So it was elitism. Elitism fused with a general nationalism that then wants to try to create a hierarchical order of people. Right, okay. And so how have you picked the rabbit hole for you to go to that eventually gets you to crypto sovereignty? It's pretty interesting. Well, so like after the Occupy Wall Street movement, like I was exposed to all of those things and it was very clear to me that money was substantially broken. And it was also very clear to me that we couldn't use the political system to make that operable. So for me, I just fell into a crushing depression where I was like, there's no conceivable way to solve any of this problem. Like, how do you neutralize this money problem that's so endemic? So like in my crushing depression, I was just like, well, like maybe, maybe that's it. Maybe I just need to like end it. There's like no good. We can never make anything happen. So I had like, somebody had essentially like whispered to me at Occupy about Bitcoin and how this was like the answer. What year was Occupy? Was that 2011? 2011. Okay. Yeah, so this was like early 2012 that like all this stuff was percolating. And so I like looked up some stuff about Bitcoin and I was like, oh, like this was really interesting and kind of let it percolate a little. And then I came across an article about people that were essentially like doing money laundering in between China and Singapore, like using Bitcoin. And I had wrote my senior thesis at university on the East Asian financial crisis and capital controls. So I was like really intrigued. I was like, capital controls are really powerful. And if you can get around the Chinese communist government capital controls, like pretty that's essential. So like now the Bitcoin thing had really sparked up for me and I was getting into it, reading a lot more about it. But there was all of these like lingering questions about like, how is this even working? Like I get it technologically, but like why, why can't I make a money when like no government can adequately make a money? Like, and then I did the research on the cypherpunk stuff and I was like, oh, okay, this is making sense. And then from Occupy, I'd really gone from being like a far left socialist or communist to like a full on anarchist. And that's really kind of the change that I went under Occupy. And so for me, anarchism was like a sufficient inoculation to be able to like explore both radical communist and radical fascist theory and be able to kind of pick and choose what works for me, what doesn't work for me. And I think that that piece of being like inoculated vis -a -vis anarchism, because to me it was like, I admit that the state is an apparatus of violence and we can't use it at all. And like both fascism and communism see those as key components, but like what else can we maybe learn from these theories? Like, is there anything of value here? And in my opinion, there's a lot of valuable stuff. It's just understanding where all of the pitfalls are and then how it essentially becomes a violent apparatus of destruction vis -a -vis statism and the authority that it tries to decree to people. Okay, so that shift from radical socialism to anarchism, was that like a, was that an actual shift or was that an evolution of your ideas, your worldview, where you actually realize what it is you, the issues you have in the world or complications the you see or the problems you see with the state, actually you thought socialism was a solution, but it really is anarchism, potentially. Yes, and like the actual like point of change was when I was in Philadelphia, like the Occupy National Gathering, and we had assembled at the Peaceful Assembly monument that's on the National Monument Mall, and the police told us to like get lost. And we're like, no, you don't understand. This is like the freedom to assemble memorial. They're like, we're telling you. And I was like, but you don't, then they got the tranche on that and started beating the shit out of me, right? Right on top of the memorial too. And I remember like, as he's like hitting me, like I have this thought, I was like, oh, like the state is not my friend. Like these people aren't gonna help us ever. And that was kind of like my big radical shift in understanding that like the state wasn't actually this thing that was gonna help us out. So what brought you to radical socialism then? What is it about you? So I grew up in the Western United States in California. So I grew up in woo woo, liberal California with everything feels really good. And like one of the really important things about socialism I wanna honor is like, it feels really good. Like this was like a really great idea that we want everybody to understand and get on board with. We should like share stuff that's like important. And there's like a common in community. I think the problem is that all of those feel good feelings, those are ots as opposed to like what is. And like what is is as good as we have those feelings, like there are very real limits to what we can provide. Like as much as we do centrally plan something and saying, we're gonna provide this for everybody, there is actual corruptions and limits to it. So I think for me, that experience of getting beaten was understanding that as much as this shouldn't be happening, it is. And why is it happening? And why do things like this happen? And for me, it was realizing that like, oh, this like apparatus of violence where people decide that like, hey, if you don't do the thing I tell you, I'm gonna hurt you, which seems like a really basic thing. But I really realized like kind of starkly, I was like, oh, like, this is the thing that like runs the entire world is like this entire module of punishment and discipline and trying to create an orderly world, which it does really, really well, but there's all these tertiary issues that come out from it that aren't really well connected to it. Such as? Well, such as if we want to look at the largest polluters in the world, like it's the US military. And so like, there's this endemic problem of that. Violence is a very real and endemic problem, but violence on a state -based level is a whole nother game. And that's one that we all comply to and act like it's a totally normalized thing that if somebody just doesn't comply, that using violence to get their compliance is good. Well, it's slightly different where we're from because we don't have guns. So they might hit you with a truncheon, but it's very rare that a police officer shoots someone. It's a big deal when that happens. Yeah, it's a huge deal. It usually leads to some form of protest. We had riots in South London a few years back on the basis of it, there's a massive investigation. There's actually a situation at the moment recently where a marksman shot somebody and killed them. And he's now being tried for murder. And a number of the, cause we don't have many cops with guns, we have some, we have like armed response or at the airports, a number of come in and handed in their guns because they don't want to run the risk of having to use their gun in the line of work and risk being tried for murder. Well, are you held accountable, just like a normal citizen who chose to shoot somebody? It depends on the situation, but every shooting will have an investigation. But this one, I don't know the details of it, but I just know he's now going to be tried for murder. And that's particularly rare. I couldn't even tell you the last time that's happened. I would say most of the time they're not treated the same way. Okay. Cause like here in the United States, like police officers get certain immunities for when they use their gun, particularly if like they say like, I felt like my life was in danger. And I think like there's only been like 21 officers like convicted throughout the history of the United States, like being put on trial for murder, like using their gun, like while in action. And so like, that's like a massive imbalance. And so to me, again, like the problem, the state is essentially saying, hey, there are people out there that can use their firearms. They're going to get special protection under the law. And they're also going to have a very cozy relationship with the prosecutors when they do come to do that. And to me, like this is a pretty gross abortion of justice. And it also communicates very clearly to police officers like, hey, if you shoot somebody in the line of duty, probably aren't going to be held responsible. So it's the monopoly and violence that, I listened to a podcast, I can't remember who it was. It might've been Sam Harris, I know he won't be popular. And I'm sure he was arguing that the monopoly of violence was the best thing we gave the government because it leads to net less violence. That's, I'm just telling you, that's what I read. But when I heard that, and I thought in terms of the United States, I thought actually that might be less true. I think it's potentially more true in the UK. It's interesting that there's that dynamic that sort of exudes itself. Because we don't have guns. Yeah, and I think that that's a pretty interesting example because yeah, the monopoly on violence, we could say in theory is working out pretty well there. And when we look at the United States, we'd say, ah, not having a monopoly on violence here doesn't seem to be working out so well. But I'm purely guessing. I could be entirely wrong. But one of the main problems is that like, all right, that works for a specific limited duration, but now we end up getting ourselves into Germany in 1930. We disarm the whole population. Like, hey, this is really great. There aren't any more firearm deaths. Now we have a population that we don't really like, that we start bullying a whole bunch. Turns out we really don't like them and we want to steal all their stuff. Turns out we actually hate them entirely and we don't even want them to be German citizens and we want to extinguish them. And so now we're talking about the wholesale murder of 2 million people.
A highlight from 1443: LEAKED: BlackRock Will Launch Bitcoin ETF On This Date!
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis as Bitcoin beats S &P 500 in October as 40 ,000 Bitcoin price predictions flow in. Also, the Bitcoin price hits all -time highs across Argentina, Nigeria, and Turkey. Let's freaking go. Also in today's show, Binance founder CZ's fortune gets slashed by $12 billion while SPF is still at zero. Also in today's show, bi -Bitcoin search queries on Google surge a whopping 826%, and the United Kingdom also breaking news. Cynthia Lummis leads the charge, calling for the Department of Justice action against Binance and Tether. Quoting Max Keiser in response to this news, the Wall Street Journal story was quickly debunked. The allegations are riseable. The only explanation is that Cynthia Lummis has been corrupted. Not surprising, she has never fully understood Bitcoin, and now we know she is a gun for hire for the fiat money terrorists and central bankers. The real terrorists, sad, but not surprising. I will pray for her. Shout out to the high priest of Bitcoin. Also in today's show, breaking news, BlackRock takes the apparent next big step in the Bitcoin ETF. That's right. Quoting Eric Balchunes, the ETF expert from Bloomberg, BlackRock stating in their recent spot Bitcoin ETF amendment that they are seeding the ETF in October. Don't want to read that much into it, but it is new info, not in the original filing. So it's noteworthy, especially because is BlackRock. You're damn right. I'm going to be sharing BlackRock's Bitcoin game plan. And did you know that BlackRock CEO Larry Fink exactly six years ago said Bitcoin is an index of money laundering. Now Larry Fink today is racing to launch the Bitcoin ETF and sees crypto as a flight to quality. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market. All this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone. This is pod episode number 1443. I'm your host, JV. And today is October 27th, 2023. And naturally we got lots to cover. So let's dive right in and kick off today's show with our market watch as we do each and every day. So you should be able to see on the screen here, coin 360. We got Bitcoin pulling back some just under the cusp of $34 ,000. We still have Ethereum, BNB, Solana, XRP and Cardano in the green thus far for the day. And check it out coinmarketcap .com. The current crypto market cap sits at 1 .26 trillion with roughly 38 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. The Bitcoin dominance has been on the climb currently at 53 % even with the ether dominance at 17 .1%. I'd love to know your thoughts. How high do you think the Bitcoin dominance is likely to climb for this bull market? Now checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, NIO is leading the pack up 16%. And I'm not talking about NIO from the matrix. We're talking about the crypto trading at $8 .85, followed by Injective up 13%, trading at $13 .38, followed by Floki up 12%, trading at virtually nothing. Now also checking out here, Crypto Bubbles, we can see the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week. Overall, it's a sea of green, which we love to see. Only a handful in the red. We have the top gainers here being NIO and Injective as well. And checking out one of my favorite indicators is the crypto greed and fear index. We're currently rated a 70 in greed. Yesterday was a 71, last week a 53, which is neutral. And last month, a 44 in fear. So there you have it, fam. How many of you are currently bullish on the King crypto? Let me know and make some noise. Now let's dive into our Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts where the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. I'll give you a hint. $40 ,000. Send it and let's freaking go. Again, shout out to everyone just joining us in the live chat. As you can see here, Bitcoin surfed $34 ,000 at the October 27th Wall Street open as attention turned to the Bitcoin price performance against macro assets, as we can see here in the Bitcoin one hour candle chart. Now, data from Cointelegraph and TradingView showed Bitcoin holding steady, preserving its early weak gains. Bitcoin avoided significant volatility as the weekly and monthly closes, which is a key moment for the October uptrend. And it's been a hell of an October, wouldn't you say? Quoting Dan Crypto Trades here, I think Bitcoin will hang around this range for some time. He also shared roughly 33, the 35 ,000 is what I'm looking at as a range. Eyes on a sweep of any of these levels for a quick trade. And he shows you the low range, the mid range, as well as the high range. Dan, nonetheless, noted that open interest had recovered near levels last seen during the sudden uptick, which sent Bitcoin to 17 month highs. And as reported, open interest highs had formed a feature of the Bitcoin price squeezes during the prior weeks, quoting Dan Crypto Trades right here. Bitcoin open interest on Bybit has almost recovered to the level before the massive short squeeze this week. During that squeeze, we saw a 21 % decrease in open interest on Bybit, which was worth four hundred and fifty million dollars. Elsewhere, on chain monitoring resource material indicators flagged the downside signal on its proprietary trading instruments. And with two such daily signals currently in place, material indicators said that only a move to thirty eight thousand eight hundred and fifty would invalidate the bearish implication. And he continued, that doesn't mean we can't go there before the monthly candle closes, as he outlines here on this ex post alongside this chart. Now, more optimistic perspectives came from the macroeconomic comparisons. Many analysts projecting forty thousand incoming, including Crypto Calio, noting Bitcoin had outperformed the S &P considerably since September, with the odds of continued Bitcoin price upside still a good result. Quitting him here over the course of the past month, we have finally seen the bullish decoupling from Bitcoin from equities that everyone was waiting for. That's right. Bitcoin is on its own vector, does its own thing, and it don't care about the rest of the market. As he shares here, while Bitcoin is up only thirty six percent versus USD from the September lows, Bitcoin is up forty eight percent versus the SPX, and we're now up roughly one hundred and ten percent for the year. Not too shabby. And in a chart he shared here comparing Bitcoin to the S &P with key recent events of the Bitcoin history marked, Calio argues that there was plenty of fuel left in the tank for a move higher to forty thousand. I agree. Let me know if you agree to disagree with the analysts. Others focus on the significance of the recent resistance levels being within days of flipping to weekly and monthly support. Quoting Matthew Hyland, not sure how anyone can look at this Bitcoin chart objectively and conclude that breaking through thirty thousand or thirty two thousand is no big deal. One hundred percent. He also shared the last line of hope for them is the weekly and monthly closing below. So there we have it. This month is only four days left. And guess what is right around the corner? It's the birthday of Bitcoin. It was launched on Halloween Day, I believe, October thirty first of what was it, two thousand and nine. Crack me if I'm wrong. I'm guessing that's when the Genesis block was. And lo and behold, we're only four days away from Halloween. And we're not too far away from eleven eleven, November eleventh, which is the official Bitcoin day, which I declare maybe I'll share some more about Bitcoin day being a national holiday here a little later on in the show. Welcome to y 'all just joining us. Let me know if you're currently bullish or bearish on the King crypto. And do you think we can continue to soaring in November with this bullish momentum? Let me know your thoughts in the comments right down below. Now let's break down our next story of the day, and that's Bitcoin reaching all time highs in many countries around the world as all fiat currencies will eventually go to zero against BTC. Check this out. The price of Bitcoin was notched to new all time highs against some of the world's most inflationary fiat currencies across 30 hours over October twenty third and the twenty fourth. The cost of buying one Bitcoin reached all time highs using the Argentine peso, the Nigerian naira and the Turkish lira. Now, Lauten Kip and the Egyptian pound. Very interesting. I mean, Bitcoin's breaking out to all time highs everywhere. However, it should be noted that the result is due to the ongoing devaluation of currencies exasperated by Bitcoin's recent 16 percent surge. Now, the naira and the lira fell to their lowest points against the US dollar on the twenty fourth and the twenty fifth, while the peso is only point eight five percent off its all time low against the US dollar. And according to the IMF, the Venezuelan Bolivar currently has the highest annual inflation rate at three hundred and sixty percent. Could you imagine living over there and having hyperinflation occur at a three hundred and sixty percent increase month over month? That's pure insanity. Followed by the Zimbabwe dollar at three hundred and fourteen percent and the Sundanese pound at two hundred and fifty six percent, followed by the Argentine OSI at one hundred and twenty two percent. Now, the Turkish lira and the Nigerian naira came in sixth and fifteenth with the annual inflation rates of fifty one and twenty five percent, respectively, according to the IMF data. Now, crypto observers have long seen digital assets such as Bitcoin and stable coins as a hedge against rocketing inflation, and recent figures could bolster that narrative. Yeah, I would say now Nigeria, Turkey and Argentina boast the second twelfth and fifteenth highest rates of crypto adoption worldwide, according to a September twelfth report by Chainalysis, including the Giga Chad and chairman and founder of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor, with inflation at ninety nine percent in Argentina. And this was back on February 15th when he made this tweet. It's ninety nine percent in Argentina, likely what the citizens of the beautiful country would benefit from Bitcoin. That's right. So why are all these citizens in these countries where hyperinflation is breaking out, moving to Bitcoin? I think that's why adoption is increasing drastically in places and countries like Nigeria. For example, Nigeria is finally becoming more welcoming to cryptos after its central bank banned local banks from providing services to crypto exchanges in February of twenty twenty one. Progress was made December of twenty twenty two when Nigeria announced its intention to pass a bill recognizing crypto currencies as a capital for investment, citing the need to keep up with global practices as one of the main reasons behind its change in stance. Now, while Turkey is home of some of the most crypto curious people, its central bank banned crypto payments for goods and services in April of twenty twenty one. It has also been working on a central bank digital currency, which we know is a CDC to digitalize the Turkish lira in the recent years. And as we all know, Bitcoin is the antidote to the CDC. So just say no to central bank digital currencies, aka program programmable fiat programmable dollars by the central bankers. Meanwhile, Argentina's inflation crisis could be influenced by the outcome of its presidential election in November, with presidential candidate Javier Malay set to face competitor Sergei Massa in a final runoff vote November 19th. That's just a few weeks out. Fam, hopefully Malay wins the presidency because Argentina has a massive population. This would help usher in massive Bitcoin adoption. Now, Massa, who currently serves as the country's minister of the economy, wants Argentina to launch a CDC as soon as possible to solve the country's long lasting inflation crisis. Now, we all know not going to solve that. Bitcoin is the only way to solve these problems. That's why we need Javier Malay to become president. Now, quoting Peter Schiff, Argentina's president provides a glimpse into America's future, where the central bank raised interest rates, 15 percentage points to 133 percent October 12th. But with inflation running at 138 percent and budget deficits and debt rising, the rate hikes will have no effect on reducing inflation. So there you have it. Now, he also voiced an intention to keep the U .S. dollar away from Argentines, explaining that Argentine should instead be patriots and defend the Argentine peso. I think that's hogwash. That's why we need to vote Malay fam. Malay, on the other hand, wants the U .S. dollar to be adopted in addition to abolishing Argentina's central bank. Hey, anyone who is calling for the abolishment of a central bank is pro bitcoins. That's what's up. We need pro bitcoin presidents like Najib Bukele, not more presidents like corrupted mofos like Sleepy Joe. Just saying, fam. Now let's break down our next breaking story of the day. And that is the richest man in crypto is CZ. It's no secret, but his fortune is getting slashed. And now there is FUD coming from Senator Cynthia Lummis. We're going to touch upon the FUD a little later, which I think is just bat -ish crazy. But nonetheless, here's the latest with the fortune of the richest man in crypto, CZ, the owner of Binance. So here we go. Binance co -founder and CEO CZ has seen his net worth slashed by almost 12 billion dollars amid the following trading volumes of his exchange Binance. October 26, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index cut Binance's revenue estimates by 38 percent amid a slump in the exchange volumes, which knocked CZ down to 95th place on the rich list. I think this is all by design. What are your thoughts? And I find it all interesting while the ongoing trial of SPF is taking place and he's actually testifying. Today is the last day of the court case, FYI. Now, CZ's net worth is now 17 .3 billion, not too shabby, registering an 82 percent drop from his 96 billion dollar peak in January of 2022. That was roughly two months after we hit the top of 69000 in Bitcoin. Naturally, with CZ being one of the larger hodlers of Bitcoin. So this ranked him amongst the 11th most richest people in the world, which leads me to believe the first trillionaire is going to be a Bitcoiner. Don't you think so? I think the first trillionaire will surpass the fortune of Bezos, Elon and all those other fools. Just saying. Bloomberg's index calculated Binance's revenues from spot and derivatives trading data from crypto data aggregators CoinGecko and CoinPop Rica. And as of September, the exchanges spot trading market share had fallen for seven consecutive months to 34 percent. And in January, the Binance spot market share was over 55 percent. Now, Binance U .S., its United States base arm, also saw volumes touch new lows last month. That's due to the SEC going after them clearly. Now, CZ's plummeting net worth and Binance's fading trading volumes follow twin lawsuits from the U .S. SEC and CFTC. Attack, attack. Very clear. The SEC sued CZ, Binance and Binance U .S. in June, claiming the exchanges operated illegally, sold unregistered securities and mishandled customer assets, with CZ named as their controlling person. Now, the CFTC suit in March claimed Binance did not properly register with the regulator. CZ and Binance reject both the regulator's allegations and seek to dismiss both lawsuits. Now, the recent fall pales compared to CZ's rival, Bankman Fried, who saw his 16 billion dollar fortune effectively wiped out November of 2022 after FTX disclosed this liquidity crisis just days before it filed for bankruptcy. And what makes this also very interesting, of course, Bankman Fried was considered one of the richest in the world, also on the Forbes rich list. And then just like that, in a matter of weeks after FTX collapsed, they filed bankruptcy. And now he's worth a big fat zero and most likely going to be facing some prison time and some other harsh punishments for the crimes he committed. We'll see how that all plays out. Hopefully we have some insights by next week on how the court trial has gone, as it's been going ongoing for the past two to three weeks. And with that being shared, fam, now let's break down the next story of the day and discuss by Bitcoin searches are going parabolic, which is a sign of the times that the bull market is here. It's like deja vu all down. Then we'll dive into the latest Cynthia Lemus Fudd and BlackRock ETF news, along with their date of when the ETF is likely to get the approval, followed by some live Q &A. Here we go. Google searches for buy Bitcoin have surged worldwide amid the major crypto rally, with searches in the UK growing by more than 800 percent in the last week. Now, how many of you are tuning in right now from the UK? Let me know. And how does it feel the sentiment of Bitcoin in your country? Yeah, I mean, let me know. According to research from Crypto Gambling TV, the search term by Bitcoin spiked by a staggering 826 percent in the UK over the course of seven days, quitting them here. The remarkable surge in by Bitcoin searches in the UK, combined with the crypto's resurgence, underscores the growing interest and potential impact a traditional financial institutions involvement of the world of digital assets. Now, while users in the UK led the pack, there was also noticeable increases in searches relating to purchasing Bitcoin from Web users all across the globe. According to data from Google Trends, searches from users in the United States for should I buy Bitcoin now increased by more than 250 percent. Let's go. While more niche searches, including can I buy Bitcoin on Fidelity, increased over thirty one hundred percent in the last week. That's because Fidelity is massively bullish on the king crypto. And they're the ones that put forth the billion dollar Bitcoin price prediction, which I covered here in the show. And zooming out further, the search term, is it a good time to buy Bitcoin? So I 100 percent plus gain worldwide over the last week. And in comparison, searches for BlackRock Bitcoin ETF also jumped 250 percent, demonstrating the broader enthusiasm for information relating to BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF, which is currently pending approval, which all eyes are on the ETF right now. The sudden uptick of interest comes amid a drastic increase in the price of Bitcoin over the past fortnight, with Bitcoin briefly surpassing the value of thirty five thousand on October 24th. In fact, I think the local highs roughly thirty five thousand two hundred. The excitement appears closely linked to the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF, which many pundits believe will unleash a fresh wave of buying from the institutions. Now, senior ETF analyst Eric Valchunas and James Safart have pinned the probability of an approval at 90 percent by January 10th of 2024, quoting James Safart here on X. I've gotten a lot of questions regarding my current view on spot Bitcoin ETFs over the last couple of weeks. This is the first section of the note I put out yesterday with Eric Valchunas. Now, obviously, he shared there is a 90 percent chance of the approval for ARK's January 10th deadline, which is going to be coming up here soon. And at this time, we have Bitcoin up now more than 27 percent for the past two weeks as October continues in full effect. And guess what? The month is yet to be over. So October for the win. Let's freakin go. Now, let's break down our next breaking news of the day. And I'm a little shocked to hear the FUD that Lummis has turned into a traitor. She has been. What's the word we're looking for here that Max Kaiser loves to use? The word is she has been corrupted. So, yeah, Max Kaiser calling her out. So much respect to the high priests of Bitcoin. I don't respect anyone pushing this Bitcoin FUD and narrative. Obviously, it's not a good look. And it goes to show you that any of the senators can be corrupted, just like Cynthia Lummis. So let's start with the actual tweet, which got this whole thing started. I think I have it saved somewhere here.
A highlight from What a Weird Week Halloween Special 2023: Weird-o-ween! Fri Oct 27, 2023
"It's the What A Weird Week Show Halloween Special, 2023. Hi, everybody. It's Weird. This is Life Trend News, here on Weirdly. Weird. Damn. Well, we got a great show for you next week, so welcome to The Weird Stuff. Hi, friends. I'm Scott. Welcome to our What A Weird Week Halloween Special. Usually, we have a top 10 countdown of weird news. This episode is all weird Halloween. For show notes, go to shownotes .page. shownotes .page. And now, it's time to get hollow weird. Season four, episode 57, first published on Friday, October 27th, 2023. Kicking things off at number 10, a quick check in on our last year headline about Halloween costumes that would be popular in the year 2022 from WSYR Television. Last year, the number one costume, according to WSYR, was Max from Stranger Things. Also in there was Elvis and House of the Dragon. I don't know how that worked out where you were at, but at my work, nobody dressed like any of those. It was all Yellowstone and dollar store horns people. I'm an ambiguous creature with dollar store horns. A lot of that. For 2023, according to Google Frightgeist, the top three costumes, Barbie, Princess, Spider -Man. Some classics. Nine. Number nine is some stats that I dug up for Paranormal Day. Oh, dug up. I didn't even mean that one. Anyway, these stats, still spooky at Halloween. Paranormal Day by the numbers, 83 % of people surveyed said they had some kind of paranormal activity in their home. 83%, that seems rather high. Hearing sounds or voices is the number one most common paranormal activity. And lights turning on and off is up there as well. One in 10 people say they sold their home after a paranormal experience. Here's some good news. Split level homeowners. Your home is far less likely to be haunted. Based on reports of hauntings, according to this article, split level homes, not as frequently haunted. Something to consider if you're in the market. This is what a weird week. Okay, before we go any further, we want to welcome a new sponsor to the program. Now this message. Yes, who is it? Special delivery. Special delivery? Why, that's one of the best kinds of delivery. I wonder what it could be. Oh, it's a lovely pumpkin. Oh, there's a message carved into it. Why, it's a Halloween pumpkin. Let's see, what's it say? Dear Larry, we are over. Last night was a horrible mistake. Oh, there's more. I hope we never see each other again. But if we do, I will be carrying a sock full of butter, which I will swing at your kneecaps. Signed, Sharon. Oh, it's from Sharon. Scotty and Tony brand dumpkins. A fun Halloween pumpkin that also tells that certain someone it's over. They are dumped. That this pumpkin is the only one who will be around to listen to your nose whistle from now on, Larry. Hasta luego from Scotty and Tony brand dumpkins. Available in orange, white, and new for this season, smelly. Welcome back. This is the what a weird week show Halloween special. For number eight, we're going to take a quick, careful, cautious look at Ouija boards. I feel those things terrify me and I feel like you should steer clear of those things. The legend of how it got its name. According to the legend, one of the investors said to the Ouija board, what's your name? And it's spelled out Ouija. Legend. Another legend, when they went to get it registered at the patent office, they had to show the patent office guy how it worked and they used it to spell out his name. Again, legend. Although portions of that are confirmed. We have a link in the show notes. They did have to do a demonstration for the patent office. The things sold like crazy. They had to open more factories to produce Ouija boards. In 1927, one of the guys running the company fell to his death tragically from the roof of a new factory. One that he claimed a Ouija board told him to build. Sometimes the actual stories behind the legends just as freaky. Number seven, some tips on candy hangovers. If you end up with a candy hangover the day after Halloween, consider eating pineapple. When you link to an article, here's a quote. The tropical fruit contains enzymes that aid digestion and break down proteins that usually cause bloat. Also contains 180 milligrams of bloat -busting potassium per cup. Researchers have also found that pineapple can reduce colonic inflammation that may be leading to that distended stomach. It sort of ended a little bit, to me, a little gross with the distended stomach. But we put the link and it does seem to be a good tip. If you're going to have a candy hangover. Thanks for checking out the What A Weird Week show. This is our Halloween special. For more, see show notes dot page six. Number six. First, a look back to 2022. The most popular pet Halloween costumes for last year, according to Canine Journal. Ghost, spider, lion, witch, bumblebee, bat, hot dog and pumpkin. Number one, last year, Canine Journal has updated the article. Let's run down the list here. Oh, and from the National Retail Federation, pet costume sales projected to be 700 million dollars this year. Now, spoiler alert, but pumpkin and hot dog continue to rule the list of favorite dog costumes. Here's there's not a lot of change for 2023 pet costumes. Witch, ghost, lion, cat, devil, spider, bumblebee, bat, hot dog, pumpkin. So really, you got witch, you got cat. They moved up the list a little, but there's not much change other than that. I do like the irony of dressing your dog as a cat if the dog's OK with it. It's hilarious, but not a lot of variety for our family pets. Number five is an update to a story we had in June when we talked about the Ohio lady who made the news for refusing to remove a nine foot tall werewolf statue. Mary Simmons says Phil the werewolf has sort of become a mascot in her yard. Went up as a Halloween decoration, but after October was over, she started to really enjoy having Phil up as a year round decoration. Mary began to dress Phil for different seasons. Somebody complained and the city sent Mary a warning, but then the city said they're not going to follow up or enforce the werewolf removal. So at that time, back in June, on this very show, sounded like Mary won the neighborhood werewolf fight. Ready for the update? Just last week, Mary dressed up Phil as Phantom of the Opera. Phantom Phil of the werewolf opera. Sounds a little bit like a Tim Burton movie. Stop motion animation Tim Burton project. If you happen to have his home number. Welcome back to weirdo ween the what a weird week show Halloween special for show notes. Go to show notes. Page four. Number four is an update to a story that we just had a little bit ago, but a fantastic Halloween ish story. When that Chucky doll was placed in handcuffs, arrested, and booked for crimes in Mexico. At the time, I wholeheartedly supported this move because I mean, you watch those Chucky movies. One thing you learn is you cannot trust evil Chucky. In case you missed it, here's the story. The episode is still online if you want to listen to it, but essentially there was a series of attempted robberies in Mexico and authorities traced the crime back to a couple of suspects. One was a Chucky doll and the other was the owner of the Chucky doll. Witness reports seem to indicate the human suspect got arrested after making Chucky hold a large knife to scare people into handing over their money. Suspect was believed to have been high at the time. Here's the update. It's not a lot of a follow up to it. Still some unanswered questions. Human suspect released whereabouts of the doll unknown. What? That's how it all starts you guys. Every Chucky movie. I mean, they had him in custody. They had Chucky locked up. And now they don't know Chucky's whereabouts? This is bad. Number three is another update. A little while ago, we sent out congratulations to Steve from Missouri who broke the Guinness World Record for longest journey by pumpkin boat. So, fitting to have this in our Halloween episode, isn't it? Pumpkins, Halloween, you should try it. They go good together. It took almost 11 hours to paddle his 1 ,200 pound pumpkin 38 miles on the shark infested Missouri River. At the time, I wrote citation needed in the show notes. We weren't sure if the river was shark infested. Well, the update to this story, it turns out the Missouri River is not shark infested. Home to thousands of piranha though.
A highlight from How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Heres One Projection - Ep. 562
"I mean, this is going to be, I know it seems crazy to us, but this is going to be a lot of people's first introduction to Bitcoin, truly tons of financial advisors. They haven't looked at it right. Once it's safely and cheaply available and it's right in the same menu that they do all of their other client investing, like we really, I believe they're going to have to consider it. Hi everyone. Welcome to Unchained, your no hype resource for all things crypto. I'm your host, Laura Shin, author of The Cryptopiums. I started covering crypto eight years ago, and as a senior editor, Forbes was the first mainstream media reporter to cover cryptocurrency full time. This is the October 27th, 2023 episode of Unchained. Vaultcraft by Popcorn is your no -code DeFi toolkit for building automated, non -custodial yield strategies. Learn more on vaultcraft .io about how you can supercharge your crypto portfolio. Arbitrum's leading layer two scaling solution offers you ultra cheap and lightning fast transactions, all with security rooted on Ethereum. Visit arbitrum .io today. With the crypto .com app, you can buy, trade and spend crypto in one place. Download and get $25 with the code Laura. Link in the description. The paperback version of my book, The Cryptopiums, is out now. It contains a new afterward covering recent developments in crypto since 2021, when the book went to press. Plus, this version names the person I suspect to be the DAO hacker. In case you never got to read the book in hardback, or like me, you like to read paperbacks for bedtime reading, order today. Check our newsletter and the show notes for the link, or just search for it at any of your favorite bookstores. It's The Cryptopiums, idealism, greed, lies, and the making of the first big cryptocurrency craze. Thanks for reading. Today's guest is Alex Thorne, head of firm -wide research at Galaxy. Welcome, Alex. Yeah. Hey, Laura. Great to be here. Big fan. There's been a lot of buzz this week about an upcoming Bitcoin ETF, and there's about a dozen issuers who are lining up to do so, including your company Galaxy in conjunction with Invesco, and another one of the positive signs is that the SEC has changed its approach when dealing with issuers. And finally, this was a big one this week, and it turned out to be a nothing burger, but noticed people that there was a ticker for a BlackRock Bitcoin ETF on the DTC website. That got the price of Bitcoin pumping. Turns out it had been there since August. But anyway, this week, Galaxy published a report which gave projections for what inflows the market might expect to see into Bitcoin ETFs. However, before we get into all that, why did you just talk a little bit about why it is that you think this is such a significant moment? Oh, yeah, great. It definitely is significant, I think, Laura, and I think there's a couple of reasons. So if you look at, you know, there's this famous story in Bitcoin and crypto that retail has had access before institutions, right? And that's true. That's broadly true. And I think that's great. You know, so everyday folks, you and I, as individuals, we can go and buy, you know, Bitcoin at Coinbase or, you know, a cash app or all these places nowadays, right? But investors, whether that's institutions or retail investors who have a third party, for example, manage their assets, like a financial advisor or wealth manager, they don't really have in those channels a good way to access Bitcoin exposure. So in particular, the one that really doesn't, so you can still, you know, if you go and sign an over -the -counter trading agreement at like your Fidelity account, maybe you can buy some of the over -the -counter trusts, right? But it does require an additional agreement. It's not literally right there. You have the cash settled futures, but they, they have roll costs and they succumb to decay, which makes them actually quite poor for longer term investing. They're not bad for short, shorter term stuff. But if you think about like financial advisors, they're not trying to, you know, many of these advisors may oversee the portfolios of 10, 20, 50, 100 clients at the same time, right? So they're not going to be actively made. These are much more about modeling and then maybe rebalancing or like moving, you know, changing your secular or cyclical view and then adjusting all the portfolios, right? You really can't be like day trading the Bitcoin cash settled futures ETF. And that's what we look at. And primarily when I think about why it's such an important product, a spot -based Bitcoin ETF, I think primarily about accessibility, right? And these things broadly are sometimes called market access vehicles. And it really is in my view, the wealth management channel that really doesn't have a way to show their clients Bitcoin exposure in portfolios. Some of these managers, right, they're affiliated with banks or broker dealers, right? So we call them the bank BD platforms. Those are your big Wall Street banks, right? If there's a financial advisors that the people have that are at these banks, like they are reliant upon the bank or broker dealers platform decisions and approvals of investment products that can be offered to then the end clients through these financial advisors. So in some cases they may not add a product because it's not suitable, it's too costly. It's, I don't know, risky, who knows what, like some of them don't have like cannabis ETFs because they just like don't believe in giving people access to that. It's totally fine, right? But they're beholden to what the platform decides. And none of them that I'm aware of allow, for example, the cash settled futures ETFs or the over the counter trust, except for in specific exceptions. Like literally you'd have to like agitate and go get an exception, right? And then maybe they'd allow it cause the client wants it. And if it's enough, like maybe they'll do it. So that accessibility issue is very much solved with an ETF, right? Because the ETFs are incredibly brilliant and impactful financial products in general. They've overhauled how retail and advisors invest in the markets. They're great wrappers. They can access, they function effectively as if they're just a standalone security, but of course they can be an index. They can be actively managed or passively managed. They're kind of like a mutual fund with instant liquidity instead of like daily redemptions, right? So they're really great products and they're, so they're everywhere. So to me, like that, that's the main issue. And, and if you're, if you can think about it, like financial advisors also, they don't put their clients into cash settled futures, derivatives based ETFs, right? Like they, they might put them in like a gold backed ETF because it's gold, right? Like they, and they, and they, or commodity covering ETF. But again, like they need a relatively low fee, a safe, an accessible vehicle. Like that's what these ETFs will be. So it basically solves a problem that exists for a pretty big addressable market. So something that's interesting is that I recently had Matt Hogan of Bitwise and James Siefer of Bloomberg on the show. And they both say that they anticipate a Bitcoin ETF will arrive by January 10th, 2024. And they said that that's the latest that it could arrive. But I heard you say in an interview that you would expect that it would even arrive this year. So I was wondering why you thought that. Yeah, great. Great. And to be clear, like, I mean, I'm, I'm absolutely following like James Siefer and Eric Balchunas at Bloomberg Intelligence. I think they've been spot on. I mostly agree with their analysis. I think that probably is right. And, and, you know, just, I'm sure they talked about this, but that's because that's ARK's final 19B4 approval denial deadline. And the thinking is like, well, I mean, if you think they're going to ultimately approve an ETF or the ETFs this cycle, well, all of the other 19B4s, primarily for everybody that refiled in June or filed for the first time in the case of BlackRock, they're all in March, right? So the idea is like, well, why would the SEC deny in January and then approve in March? Like, what's going to materially have changed during that two -month period? So the thinking is, well, like they would, they would do them all by ARK's final date because that's the current first final deadline. But you think it would be even sooner? Yeah, I do. And I think because for one, we're seeing plenty of momentum, like in terms of the back and forth. I mean, I, again, the Bloomberg reporting about how the SEC had sent these substantive comments back on the S1 filings, right? So you have two, you have an S1 and the 19B4, the 19B4 lets the exchanges asking for permission to list it. And then the S1, like any kind of S1 when you go public is the creation of the actual ETF, which is effectively a company whose job it is to, you know, in this case, own Bitcoin and track Bitcoin. And they're handled by two different sides of the SEC. The 19B4s are reviewed by the trading and markets division and corporate finance does the S1s. And in all the prior cycles, they've never even offered any kind of comment on the S1. So the mere fact that they apparently reportedly did. And then, of course, you've seen some issuers file amendments since then to their S1s, pulling forward data to the present, occasionally making some interesting disclosure changes and updating how pricing will work and whatever. But again, like benign updates, right? So the combination of them coming back, then looking at the original S1s and comparing the newer amendments and seeing, trying to glean some information about perhaps what the SEC has been communicating with them, not seeing any giant red flags or major changes, mostly seeing like dotting the I's, crossing the T's, some operational stuff, literally, in some cases, adding like disclosures around the risks of a hard fork of Bitcoin. Like, I mean, it's pretty benign stuff, right? So gives that us reason to believe we're getting closer, right? But then also, like, there's very clear, simple process reasons, right? You have the holidays, right? So they, they really like January 10th is going to be like a couple days after people come back from New Year's. Like, it seems unlikely to me that they're going to like leave some work for like the last two or three days. My guess is they'd probably want to wrap this up before the holidays if I had to guess like, so that that's the main reason. And then couple it with all the other momentum that we're seeing and, you know, back and forth and positive signs. OK, yeah, that's that sort of makes sense. I mean, just from a very practical perspective that you're right, I could see people not wanting to leave that. All right. So now let's get to your report. Tell us first how you approach answering the question of what the future inflows in the Bitcoin ETFs could be, like what assumptions you made, etc. Yeah. So and we did make assumptions and we think and we attempted to make them very conservative assumptions, right? So we're on the top line numbers that people are taking from this. And I'll just state those briefly, which is that we think they'll be 14 .5 billion in inflows year one of an ETF, ultimately going to like 38 billion in year three. So not cumulative, like 38 billion of inflows in year three. That is intended to effectively be a lower bound because we're and I'll tell you why it's based on the assumptions and the total addressable market that we're capturing. But first, the TAM, right? So we're starting with this top line number, which is the wealth channel. That's why I talked about it before. Again, we have some discussion about accessibility and why we think that's the the segment or channel that will benefit most directly from the creation of this product. Because, again, we can go buy Bitcoin right now. I could pull out my phone, beep, beep, buy Bitcoin. Right. But, you know, like people with wealth, like have wealth managers and they don't like just also separately manage a different Bitcoin position out here in some app. Right. Like they know they need their adviser to have everything right there. Right. So for Bitcoin to be adopted in those portfolios, even considered for adoption in those portfolios. It has to be sitting there adjacent as an option. Right. And it's that channel that I described earlier that doesn't have it. That's a forty seven trillion dollar market in the U .S. of AUM. And we broke it down. So it's twenty seven trillion dollars at broker dealers, eleven point nine at banks and nine point three what we call RAAs, registered investment advisors. These are all the advisors on these platforms are RAAs. But what we mean by that are independent investment advisors. These are advisors who are not affiliated with the broker dealer or bank. But and most likely they use like Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab, all of those those brokerages have have white sort of white label ish platforms that make it easy for an advisor to manage multiple sub accounts and all that. So they're at those places. And that comes out to what I guess forty eight point three trillion is what I'm looking at. So not forty seven, but right around that. Right. So that's a big possible number. Right. And then we start looking at the list of broker dealers, banks and RAAs by sorted by size. So we didn't look at literally everyone. There's a lot of them. Right. But like we looked at like all the big ones and then we started handicapping how quickly we think they would add support for the ETF. So, for example, those independent RA platforms like Fidelity has right where I worked for 12 years. So I know a little bit I remember this platform. They're probably going to add it pretty fast. This is not a thing where Fidelity. Yeah, true. Yeah, they almost certainly will. And but they those platforms do not it's not the same level of approval. They don't care that much what the RAAs invest in in the scheme of things, not nearly as much as those that are literally affiliated with the banks platform. Right. Like they walk around with like, you know, I don't want to name any banks. That's why I haven't said any. But like the big banks, they all have wealth management divisions and those financial advisors, they work at the bank. Right. And the platform is run by the banks. So like they they take suitability questions in much more carefully. Like I said, they have to approve and decide what products can even potentially be offered by their whole advisor universe. Right. So they'll be slower to adopt the broker, the banks and broker dealers than the independents. Right. So what we did is we started with, you know, like a ramp up in terms of what of that AUM in each channel is going to become addressable on each year. Right. So we said only 25 percent of the broker dealers and banks, AUM, I mean, we're using I don't know. We don't know the number of accounts, but we'll just use AUM as the total like sort of addressable capital market. Only 25 percent will actually turn on the ability to add the ETF into a portfolio on their platform in year one. Right. So that now brings down the the total addressable markets. We're no longer at, for example, for broker dealers, we're no longer at twenty seven trillion. We're at six point eight trillion of addressable capital in year one. Right. So and we did that for each of them. And you can see there's a graphic in the report that shows this ramp for each of the segments. Right. But we said 50 percent of the IRA capital will be addressable. Because it's at places like Fidelity and Schwab and Pershing. And honestly, not only will they have the Bitcoin ETF, they'll they'll probably have all of them if they're all approved. Whereas even the banks and broker dealers, it's possible that let's say they're all approved or whatever, all nine or twelve or however many they are. Twelve. They probably won't add support for all of them, even if they choose to add support. So only a couple may get through. Right. Because they're like, you know, that's enough. Like, what do we need to add? Twelve? So we ramp it up based on our some assumptions. And in the case of the banks and broker dealers, like we are actually applying some of our internal knowledge, looking at like which banks and broker dealers on that list. When I said so we sorted by AUM like and sort of making a behind the scenes judgment call, which we're not sharing because we could be wrong, but be like these are potential partners and friends and other people in the financial industry in general. We're not trying to the report's not about who is and isn't going to do it, but basically handicapping based on like whether we know they're in generally interested. Or supportive or not supportive. Right. And so like if we know there's a bank or broker dealer that's very not supportive publicly, for example, of Bitcoin or the Bitcoin ETF specifically, then we like either don't put them in ever or remove them to like later in the ramp. Right. We say like, OK, maybe if it's super successful, they fold and eventually do it in year three. So you can see that ramp up over time. Yeah. So what that does, though, is when we aggregate them all together based on these and they're not all the same, like we think that the platforms ramp faster, like I said, than the banks and broker dealers, but the addressable market. So not the just the addressable market of capital goes from fourteen point four trillion to twenty six point five trillion to thirty eight trillion. Right. Not to the ever in our model, ever to the total forty eight trillion that we think exists. So that's the main thing that we do first. And then just real quick, we make two more assumptions to then obviously not all of the fourteen trillion that could is going to put all of their fourteen trillion in there. So there's two other questions. What portion of that capital will actually decide to allocate something and then how much will they allocate? Right. And so for the first question, we called it average percentage of assets adding BTC exposure. And we just stayed with a flat ten throughout everywhere. We're just saying, look, one in ten decide to put in something. I think that's pretty conservative. Like, I don't know, should it be one in twenty? I don't know. Should it be? But it could be, for all I know, one in five. Like, we just don't know. And I think one in ten is a defensively conservative number. And then we look at, well, how much then? What is the average percentage allocation? And here we went with one percent, which we have a separate report that goes deep into portfolio Bitcoin, portfolio allocation strategies. And one is a good, solid number that historically has been both great from a volatility standpoint, low. Right. But also can provide really good benefit to your portfolio. So so that brings it down to fourteen point four, twenty six point five, thirty eight. Right. So and you're one, two, three. That's how we do it. In billions, just to clarify. Billions of infos. Because one percent of the fourteen trillion. All right. So in a moment, we're going to dive deeper into the comparisons and projections that he made in this report. But first, a quick word from the sponsors who make this show possible.
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"If they're not doing things you need to do that. Contributing to the culture. They gotta go. I know it sounds gotta go get to point where you're firing everybody but you have to build a team that is working together on the same thing again bill. Your credibility as a leader is dealing with those things immediately. An all the time it consistently the same way to where people say. Wow this leader is serious about culture in commitment in what we're gonna do and they're gonna follow right behind you and number three in. This is really super important because a lot of us actually do a large chunk of one in two lately not all of it not a lot of it but number three. Does each team ever know that what they individually do matters in other words if you if you can't describe the impact of each person. Why are they there. If you can't say if this person doesn't come to work in perform these things do what they do. Here's what hair. Here's how it's going to hurt can you. Can you describe that if you don't know their contribution how can they and if you don't talk about it how can they. How can they know. They're being seen that. They contribute does each person on your team see their task list or the team purpose because a lot of our jobs a lot of them a lot of the parts of the job are boring and not fun and if you described some of them to people they might say that's a that's exciting. Yeah but they're necessary for a bigger picture is boring and unfulfilling or purpose villain engaging when you think about things of what contributes to your company. Winning in the can't win without a it sounds somebody in payroll you'll pay payroll taxes. Promise you the federal government is gonna come visit. You may not sound very glorious working in payroll but there's a lot of things going on there where people are compensated for what they do in the businesses doing things the legal way. And if you don't have that they don't see that higher purpose of hey we cannot function without you while they're gonna feel like they're doing something boring they're gonna feel like their unfulfilled. Each team role matters. No one should be hiding if they are or they. Don't i mean really matter like if you really listed everybody and every job out on a sheet of paper and it didn't matter didn't contribute to what you were doing. You shouldn't have that role you shouldn't be paying it but if you are they can't be hiding. They have to understand why they're important. The bigger picture of what it contributes to make make them understand think of if you work in a corporate office in the e have nightly sanitation going on. If that just wasn't there and everybody had like really cool idea of we're going to save money so everybody who comes in before they do anything cleans up everything real quick. How productive you think they would be if they were doing. Things like that Every role has to matter but he can't just say hey you matter you have to say here's why you matter here's the contribution you're making an if this wasn't here we wouldn't be successful in what you gotta do with that. That's this right. Here is probably the hardest part to do of keeping everybody motivated understand. What's going on. So let's talk about the mental gas tank for just a second you. You know if you're taking a long road trip you have to fill up the car as you go. You go a couple of hours of your like me. i used to. I don't do this anymore. But i would go until the tank ran out. That's our next stop. That's about six hours recipe when the car. Not so happy with that but would you. Do you fill the tank. Get out you walk around strategy get something to eat. Econo- refocus sitting car.
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"What does winning look like for your team. The second thing you gotta do is does your team. No they are winning again. I know that sounds like a crazy question. But do they really know in. Here's here's what you need to be doing. This is the question you got to be able to do. They really know they're winning without much research like they don't have to ask constantly or wonder is he really. We talked about gauge men earlier. If they don't know what they do is creating a win. How on earth you expect him to be positive to want to do more to to want to help the rest of the team or ask more questions. And i know it sounds like a crazy thing but once you've defined what winning looks like you got to tell what the progress where they're at. Why are we hiding data. Why do we think it's top secret. Are you afraid that oh well of is not going well at the moment. Maybe the shut off people want honesty. They want clarity. They wanted direction. So your team has to know without really digging into a lot of stuff or waiting the end of the quarter to know. Are they winning or not. They have to know it so as a leader. What what data can you find. What can you give them if you've already established in step one of showing him when he looks like and what that really is is laying out the daily behaviors in decisions that support winning at whatever goal. You're trying to accomplish. So how do you gotta now that you set that. How do you show them. They're actually doing it. What can you give them again. Is the celebration about the process or just about the final number. And if we don't hit it or make a goal that doesn't make sense to them but they don't know how they're not even gonna try and you don't wanna create participation trophies which do wanna create his benchmarks which do wanna show them as you're heading in the right direction that they're going toward that goal based on what they're doing every single day because you laid it out for.
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"Everybody wants to on the one who helped win in a weird sense. They almost hope the people they actually work with. Don't do well that they lose so they can look better thinking about an entire sales team in lot of places they have. They're all of their sales people all their numbers on the board. There were there at a lot of times when people are competing like that. They almost hope somebody else loses a deal so they can look better so they sabotaging each other orally supporting each other. Do they really understand that. It's important for example on a sales team. If for whatever reason you picked up the phone and it was the client of another salesperson and you can help close that deal knowing you don't get official credit for if that's what you wanna call it or even a commission. Would you still help. Would you still contribute to make that happen. So did you make winning goals into chewable chunk behaviors because everything you're working toward is really behaviour-related of are we doing the right behaviors right decisions and all those things but when you just make a huge one off lofty goal again the last chapter of the book. It might look so large that they're just we. How are we're going to do all that. And do you break it down into steps on how to get there and put it into chewable chunks of behaviors of a couple of things it could be doing in order to get there at. Here's where you gotta be tough as a leader mentally do you. You celebrate progress. I in focus on behaviors. That you want this is what's really tough about that because it is so easy to constantly talk about what you don't want or you get what i call shotgun accountability. Where one person on the team does something and you email everybody telling them not to do it in ninety eight percent of aren't doing it but you really got a honing in on. What are the behaviors..
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"Is that what we're rewarding. Is that what we're talking about constantly doing in order to get that result or do we just skip to the end. There's almost like reading the first chapter of a book and reading the last chapter of a book and expecting one the book to be enjoyable to understand it all. You're reading the last chapters. Like how did we get here in often so we just continue to to miss all the good stuff in the middle of. How did they get there. And how does your team get there. So if you don't spell that out for him 'cause while at the same time you're frustrated about it you're not spelling out what needs to be done as far as what are. They doing every single day in their behaviors in their decisions. But here's what's always missing is we never say. Here's why it matters. Here's why the team gets to perform well in a conference on goals if we do these things and the because i said so is not is not good is not productive is not helpful. Just because you think you're charging to say that but if you really want to build that team commitment through follow-through accountability communication collaboration ask yourself this. What is the culture of your teamwork How do they communicate as cheesy. But you think about love languages. How people you probably. Hopefully you have some people that work on your team. That can just start saying something in the other person gets it almost like a love language. How do they do that. You turn into a work language or do they really know like it's time to pull the car over in talk in..
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"Ugh about winning. We want to win. We all have goals to hit. We got sales goals profitability goals production goals. And so on. But when i'm talking about is how do you create sustainable winning over a long period of time and at the same time build your team get them to collaborate away. They never have before and build your brand as a leader. We're gonna get into all that in three steps that you can take to make all of that hap- coming right up is found for the leaders of myself podcasts. Welcome to another episode of lifestyle podcast on your host mark stress. And i know whether you're starting a small business you're a solo noor or leader in a large company. You need to collaborate with people. I want to help you make those.
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"Excuse me you wouldn't have the border wide open. The border is wide open. And you sit in unvaccinated. People catching kovic stop it. You don't care you don't care it's everything is all politics politics. Every dig is all about pieces. Sell buddy it's always about peace at everybody. 'cause you can't appease everybody in politics you can't appease everybody period in life people always buy a preferences. People always have preferences. I talk about this music business audio time artists thinking at the just cause you make music. Everybody's supposed to just love your music. Just 'cause no people have preferences you know they have preferences so yeah man. We gotta stop it with this hypocrite. Hypocritical stuff in america man. I mean it's a bunch of critical stuff the security. Richardson us hypocritical. 'cause i mean come on stop it. She got away with murder compared to japan because she would have got five to two years for smoking weed in japan. And we gotta stop acting like american laws dictate laws. One st dictates all america's laws just because she is it a state that might be legal as doesn't mean she compete for the country. because guess what. It's not legalized everywhere. It's not it's my state is going to be the last illegalized potato right now. It sucks. I hate it but i know. Women's soccer achieved much hypocrites. You know you wanna reap the benefits for playing for the limpets but you hate america so much. Anti american in a You hypocrites go compete for russia and china and then you won't be so much a hypocrite. That's what anti america's really would do you know Not much more really talk about. Usa Yeah won't usa lost in basketball and really the basketball team's pretty woke to you. Know all these guys they lose woke. Usa basketball team won't women's soccer team but at least a men's basketball didn't really deal though it. I'm saying if they did. I would have to say that. needle should be competing for olympics. You know like. I said what they feuded. Nil in the nba is another thing. If you don't epics such a hypocrite you competing for the country. You reaping all the benefits for competing for the country. But you're anti you're anti country that wouldn't fly the world's only america. Would you get away with it. Get the little rich. 'cause i'll tell you. North korea china. Cut your wrist off. If you think you new. They flag during olympics. That you went. That went. fly your cut your hands off the though you in prison. I know that for a fact. They're not you ain't gonna see if any olympic athletes north korea. China was the neil for their flag. You never see that guy again a laugh. I'm guaranteed you'd never see him alive. It might be prison or might be dead but he will. You won't you. None of us will see him alive. I guarantee that was it. Hit that could subscribe button. Don't get the audio version of our podcast. Spotify equities amazon tooting slacker iheartradio. Google paul pick. Podcast i'm your host. Paul picket triple p. As started out as a sports podcast. But now we're doing sports music politics all combined road up in one. You know what i'm saying. Well i'll give you my take on different topics and basically brought in politics music because.
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"Once they go from person to person they spread and a natural organic matter. It's not like you can talk like we don't blame people for getting the cold every single year. We don't buy people forgetting of flu or stomach virus. Well we're going to blame people forgetting kovin just because they say that now vaccinated okay. That's cool okay. Yeah maybe the now vaccinated more at risk. Maybe maybe okay but also maybe some people don't want to control what goes into their body. I got friends that don't eat like i eat. I eat non healthy stuff. I don't eat healthy. And i have friends that eat very healthy. And they like to control what goes into their body. First of all the vaccine isn't even on full approval so if somebody has doubts they have all the reason in the world have doubts when it hasn't been fully approved second of all democrats are the biggest hypocrites in the world sitting there complaining about cova numbers rising. When you tell everybody just come in from south america with a border you telling everybody come one come all your such the biggest hypocrites on the planet because if you really cared about. Vaccinations spread it. Vaccinations being taken. And you really cared about. Covert spreading. You you got you got. You would have a border open. We got more restrictions across the border inside america than we do at the border. The borders wide open. It's wide open for business but inside. Are you still got restaurants. That aren't even open for you to go inside. I still can't even go get a fish platter up here at the the country fish fry. I still can't even get a fish played in the country fish. Fry. 'cause it's still cova restrictions. You still got masks restrictions. Now they're talking about oh about bringing mask restrictions back for vaccinated and now vaccinated. Okay first of all if you got to bring back mask mandates for the vaccinated. What does that tell you. What does that tell you. Leaders vaccination isn't all that hundred percent like they it is all the great vaccination at it they get is and if it was if it was such a great vaccination you would only have to take it once when you get a flu vaccination you don't take it every six months you just take one flu vaccination and last you a lifetime so the fact that first of all it's not a it's just a temporary solution. Basically is what they're saying. Second of all. It's not a guaranteed solution. That's what they're saying if they if they're going to bring back masks even for vaccinated people all they're saying is they have no faith that the vaccinations are as effective as they say they are. They don't they vaccinations of fully effective. They think they're temporary solutions. Data files she could get on spew. All the lies he wants. This guy is a puppet on the strings. Has he said something's true possibly. Maybe i'm sure he has. But this idea that we didn't get money to the chinese who spoke his money from. Us went to them. Now if you want to sit there and say you gave him money for one thing and they use it for another. Hey that's okay but guess what it does it negate the fact that you're still complicit in you're still guilty 'cause you gave them the money in the first place you trusted though if i give somebody money and i think.
"38%" Discussed on Fallen Short Podcast
"Run into so many challenges. And that's when we're like that scripture thaddeus read. We're putting our mind on earthly things. We're looking to the earth to help us. Whether that's an addiction or family or your spouse or your boyfriend or girlfriend or whatever we can look to the world around us to comfort us filling burden when we're filling way down by the world rather than looking to god and so for me i. I wanted to start out our first week. Talking about mental health and roots have depression to really talk about the importance of having your soul. Inker to god and i'm looking forward to the next few weeks. I have some really good content. That i'm really excited. But this is i know to you might feel very simplistic because you might already be a follower of jesus and that's awesome but there might be some of you who have yet inker your soul to the lord and have yet to walk in that place of complete surrender of the things that are weighing you down and i hope this encourages you to draw near to god. The bible says draw near to god and he will draw near to you. And so i would just encourage you. If if you're feeling really weighted down right now. This is the best best best place to start when i've struggled with anxiety and depression. The very best place to start has been by going to god. I think what you said trish near reference to scripture about coming near to god and come near to you. it's it's important that that we do give that priority that we don't just shrug it off. You know and i know like you know this first week might be a little simple and there may be a lot of people that listen to this that had already believers but it to speak to you that already believe in jesus and what he's done for us it's really you know. Make it a priority to seek came out and if you're not there yet keep listening and hopefully we can provide some insight not that we're perfect or that we have all the answers but you have any questions. Let us know if you enjoyed this week's episode coming to you on thursday. I know last week. We've mentioned that. We're kind of sorting wednesdays or thursdays. Well i think thursdays this is what's going to be so again. Might not be every week but we do have an exciting resume super exciting june. So hang on tight as we're working out details for what most of june will look like but we are so excited to be talking about mental health because it is not talked about enough especially in the faith community and if it takes a whole month of dedication to mental health to kind of break that stigma and like i said if you are wherever you land on the mental health spectrum listen to this because there are things that you will be able to pull from it and be blessed by be on the lookout On thursdays and we're going to try very best to more active on social media as well so if there isn't going to be eight episodes hopefully we can give you an update or if there is will hopefully be giving some promotion to it and so you can find us on facebook now if you look for fallen short podcast. You can find.
"38%" Discussed on Fallen Short Podcast
"Our life a certain ways and our depression is acting in a certain way but really deep down what is causing that depression. And i know for me. That's when my soul hasn't been inker to god when my depression has hit its peak of peaks that spike spikes has been those moments. Where i'm not putting my hoping. God jesus said in matthew eleven twenty eight through thirty come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens carrying around that anchor. That weight and i will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you. Because i am humble and gentle at heart and you will find rest for your souls for my yoke is easy to bear and the burden i give you is light. I think in that passage. I mean it's very direct right and come to me right. I'm here for you just like when you've heard probably that you know god sent his one and only on the die in the cost for you know for you for your sins right and we were just coming off of eastern and so a lot of us have heard about easter and and how jesus came and he died for our sins but he didn't just come to die for our sins. He came in this passage. Saying come to me. You're you're carrying these burdens. Bring them to me. I'm going to give you rest right. Like he's gonna take it off. We're carrying this inker. Were carrying these things that hold us down and when we go to jesus and we hand these things to him that are like down in our burden to us. He is willing to give us. Restaurants has his yoke is easy to bear his burden. He gives to us as light. And when it's talking about the yolk carry this yoke upon their shoulders and upon their neck and it would connect them to another accident and then they would carry the carts through the filled and plow and dig up the land in the soil. And what jesus telling us. Is that when we come to him. He helps us we. Instead of being yoked to the world and connected to the world we get connected to jesus and he helps carry that.
"38%" Discussed on Fallen Short Podcast
"The rest of the month of may. And maybe we'll go into june. We'll see where this goes. We're going to be talking about mental health as the month of may is designated as mental health awareness month. There is such a stigma around mental health. And here's the thing. We all have mental health. Some of us have a better mental health than others. Some of us have a worse mental health but we all have a mental health oftentimes with mental health. We want to focus on the symptoms of mental health such as struggling with eating disorders cutting ourselves suicidal thoughts etc kind of the way our mental health displays itself to the world. However we don't focus enough on the root of what is causing our issue with mental health. And so we're going to take the next month or so to just really dive in talk about different. I would say routes mental health tonight. We're talking more specifically about having on incurred soul who's six versus nineteen and twenty says. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul. A hope both share and reliable and one which enters within the veil where jesus has entered as a forerunner four us having become a high priest forever. According to the order of melchizedek the scripture is talking about how jesus is the anchor for our soul. What happens when a boat is anchored. It just gets tasked about between the wins in the ways it doesn't sit stagnant. It keeps going wherever the wind takes it and it doesn't find a resting place. What is interesting to me about this passage of scripture. I was just reading recently in hebrews where it was talking about this and it really like spiked interest in my heart. Because what it said. Is that the forerunner back in the day. Was they'd have these huge massive ships but they wouldn't be able to take the ships into the harbour because it wasn't deep enough so they would send out a boat that they call the forerunner and it would go into the harbor with the inker and it would drop the anchor in the harbor so the boat would stay close to land but it wasn't too close land to get hurt but it was still anchored to the land and talked about how jesus is our anchor and how jesus is our forerunner. And he's the one who inkers our our soul in our heart to god into the kingdom of god. And i just thought it was really cool and it really blessed me because that's where hope is found and that's where our salvation is secured. I think oftentimes what we do. Is we try to do things ourselves in life. We try to will ourselves to be better. We try to try. We try to be our best. We try to.
"38%" Discussed on Caffeinated Chaos
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"38%" Discussed on Sidewalk Ghosts
"More big fan of science fiction right and who's happened and science fiction has is not about the future. It's about the now through different lens. And i get very frustrated with a lot of distance stories. You know the stories that are bout was miserable. The end times it's going to be this So when i look at the world. I see a lot of problems. You see a lot of harshness. Souci lot of this union and and disorder in distress. And and i thought often about the fact we don't have community places to have real exchanges and i've insert myself into those into those conversations. You know where. I don't agree with what they're saying. But i try to find ways sometimes to to sort of say. Hey i here. You're saying book. Let's actually have a dialogue about. Let's let's find some commonality and so far. I've walked away generally unscathed you know. There's there's usually resistance what are you doing. Why bother me but if you approach it the right way you actually find. Maybe not agreement at the dinner. You haven't swayed somebody else over but you've actually found a place to have a conversation and maybe you're nodding your head a little bit about what they're saying and maybe they're actually nodding in return which we don't get otherwise we've lost so many of these and replace them with memes and news feeds and mistakenly think that those actually activate that commonality at first impression of his resume it can be assumed. He's a man driven by list of temporal accomplishments. Yet as he shares of who he is and as we take the chapters of his introduction. It's easy to see the humility that resides within him with the mind that but what's to come thinker. He not only ponders of the world in which we're living but imagines the world where walking into he recalls. Simple moment years ago when i work more directly and in comic books and and i would get invited to stores signings autograph sessions instead of things and i got invited to this one in west texas think it was west texas this texas definitely somewhere texas big place and and you know was all full of myself and went to the store and nobody showed. Nobody like nobody cared. That i was there so i sat there for hours. Stacks of whatever it was assigned except for this one. Kit showed up and young. He had a couple of stories and maybe illustrations he had done. And i had nothing else to do so i just talked to the kid. Most of the day gave him pointers joked with them. This that and the other thing didn't think twice about it. And i had a driver that day because it was so far away west texas. The driver was sitting there that whole time. And we got back in the car at the end of the day and the driver turned to me. And i wasn't thinking about any of this and he said that kid will never forget this day for the rest of his life and as a pretty talking about you know he was making the point the fact i had given that kid attention and encouraged his doing but i had an intended. It wasn't like i was leaning into it but sometimes it's those at those things that maybe are just small gestures. You don't even think about but they they can make a hopefully they do make an impotent and they add up over time as opposed to well. I'm gonna do this big thing and speak programs big. Whenever baby steps and commonality he suggests speaks of how small or large the wakes of even our smallest gestures can radiate asks us to not get so caught up in our own accomplishments disappointments that we don't take time to truly see those around us. Perhaps he is gently challenging us giving us reason to look over the walls of a plausible dystopia future and as he does he releases. Each of us sincerely consider the links that bind us. I think that there's an inherent need for connection. And you owe it to yourself to discover that and if you can do that on your own through introspection or finding a philosophy finding a faith some type of therapy. If that's what's necessary cracked the code on yourself at no matter what point or stage you on your life. Well i'm fifty. whatever. I'm i'm past the point of doing that or i'm twenty. I'll still figure it out on my own home. Take the time to figure it out. You owe it to yourself and it's okay to be selfish in that way being separate is not worth it. Yes he has achieved a degree of success yet. When he speaks of his priorities he mentions no quest for wealth even admits his work is secondary to what he feels most important simply. His role was a loving father as a caring husband as a good friend and as a contributing citizen to this world in which we share so it is as we take a pause to absorb the voice of today's stranger. Now friend dan. My we open our hearts minds and actions pass any barriers. That just might be of our own making back to dan. I would say ask the person next to you. What matters to the most because when you understand that about somebody else you see yourself more clearly and then you. You understand them better. I think if we understand that and the answer is honest if we listen we truly listen. Go beyond the go beyond. I can't understand that now. There are all these factors these burdens that we carry. And it's hard to think about the other and not just within yourself. And i think every one of us can find something relatable and that's what we should aspire to.
"38%" Discussed on Flash Fantasy: Rift Walkers
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"38%" Discussed on You Really Shouldn't Have
"Album the very same week my record with lulu and the top ten with lulu death metal. Didn't tell death metal band that the thought my lose started a chain of events because not smith. Money's take listen to it. It was a fan of lulus instead to gary. Whoever's made this album so she sounds amazing. We should continue with us. So i all the phone call. You want to take back and the next thing was a phone call alone. Gary ballo in alliott coins man guys became batch mates and we still always told to each other every day getting better. But that's we row everything changes in the sitting. And you know. I always had them bishen number one by the time. I was twenty five and freakishly everything. Changes once number one on my twenty fifth thursday simone. Believable he was an incredible by tell that much and it was. Now you mentioned earlier and say you'll be. There was a big sonia right with them. But how did that comes to be a bit of a story there yet. You know after everything changes at a couple of other hits and freaked out a little. I felt a bit of a phony. I really wanted to be a great songwriter. And i felt like i was flying by the pants. From honest i really feel. Like i was and you what i was doing so i asked. My manager is my publisher sony. Would they support me. If i put a little studio home icy bohm. That's house off them. They wanted to bungalow in. You know they. They hold a sample. How successful extension on the back and wheel semi and you know sheffield and but i could put my gear in their work from home said to martin my manager. I know this is a risk ano- it means only working people just want to shut the doors and spend a year like learning my craft as a as a as a songwriter and i feel like it can take on anything i said. Okay fair enough. Point i'd us to be To go talk me. This guy who has gone to see wanted to talk about. I don't see him and this was Christina and he was managing. Another playing. I i was gonna say so. I asked critical to manage anyone else. You know and he said well we've call these five girls nice not quite ready yet. Psychopath embracing it's already for you. And i said really sounds awesome. Fire go by and just done boy bands. You know let's Said let me wear with them. And if it goes well our the other artists now and okay so we put together the night before that session. I call martyrs. I've known about these girls tomorrow or anything about it. He said nobody. If the council they'll have to pay for the cancellation the studio booked two studio for anyway later on the nile. In know the session. I phone call. One of those big old brick foams the vibrate really knew about the whole building and it was The guy from the studio that boat day. Stay there from Fond of to hear the needs to talk to you from on your working with jerry melby and we need to see. We got to talk to you again. The address where they came up and she said look. I know this is awkward but with sacking manager. Tomorrow he won't as what with anyone and we decided to. We've left the house and were firing him and we wanted to find you because we really wanna wear it with. You wouldn't give as your number so we've just turned up to sheffield to find you. I said what she's we thought we'd let you open the phone number in the phone book realize that five or six hours ago so just called every studio so we could find you. I said you know that gas. And luckily i don't even know you manage your cost. Continue into the great is anyway. I stay so that was overnight. Five sisters descended on me which might sound like a fun time. I can tell you we had the best the best time. They crashed over that no money. Give them money for petrol. Feed them and take them for pizza and whatever else but oh my goodness do we have a great time. Just it was absolutely brilliant. Time of harry. They his nose a bit. I was relegated to the sexy. But jerry and i started a fantastic friendship that continues. I love that girl. I love all of them. They're incredible goals and they went out. We wrote these fun songs. Brilliant time in my house and they will now literally changed the world one of those songs who say we that now we've reached the part of the show elliott where i have to ask you. What is the worst gift been given the worst for always given to me by my sister. Ever if you ever sold the amazing series this is england just brilliant senior when the young when he had the first series when the young lad wants to dock to be us cadet and he's does wanting to get ducks since this shock a shopkeeper clocks while the moments doing and she gives him so the pair boots and says he's a from london made all the difference. My sister used to do this all the time. By the west especially for the kids in particular my daughter i remember once she addressing an a ninety and she wants to see them and they were so cheap and nasty actually gave off. Sparks worried that she was gonna get into flames in his book. I'd say what is this schwinn. it's not changing of come from london. Come but i remember ossis you bought my son a car and looked impressive and she tended on an ally of flushing stuff and then incredibly loud and distorted. Was that record columnists and wrong be. It's really loud blaring out on this thing. And i looked why you think jim lasts about five minutes. I think but the worst one this this was this was the funniest. We got some relatives. That my mom. My mom is so efficient shoes to have those capita monte ornaments in a house. You know there's old fashioned like dancing ladies nice of them all time but my relatives who would see on seoul. I liked them. I got married me some of these paths. Which would you laughed all released but the kind of people that might just descend on one some afternoon so we kept them in a little box next to the sets a and anytime i saw the creek with put him on the mound sophie so the own logo go. You bet your own. Oh yeah we live here. So one time. I went out. Came back to find that car in the drive and had not pract my partner about this so i came in a lows and they went up on the mantelpiece now could say stood there so confused and i said to my partner. We told them about the break in. And oh no no. I said oh. Yeah we were burgled. I said the only expensive obviously conceded. So call the catamounts in a couple of other things. But i must have scared the mosca to the wires roll out of the back of the taliban in style out somehow total fudge around the find. The both thankfully we're able to throw him out because hold on. I'm telling.