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A highlight from Episode 129 - Gitcoin - Elevating public goods with decentralization, quadratic funding, and community coordination
"You know, there are so many neat things that people are trying already. You know, like, for example, we ran around for a community group in Oakland, who had funding from their local government, it was basically all community organizations. You know, so really cool to see that play itself out. Even before we went down this road, Milwaukee was already doing some experimentation with quadratic rounds for very sort of niche applications, like helping people in Denver, Colorado, whose restaurants were struggling during the pandemic. We did a support for Ukraine round that was kind of a targeted approach at funding for that particular use case. But, you know, I think then another neat thing that's happening, which you may not even have heard about yet, is we now actually have a direct grants platform, which means it doesn't use quadratic funding. It's basically a way to use Web3 rails and all the existing tools, but just run more of like a traditional grants program. But I think we might start seeing things like people using quadratic voting to make decisions about how to give out the money amongst a smaller group of people internally. And so you might not be harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, but you can still have that transparency, that accountability, you know, all that kind of nifty stuff that comes along with using these tools. And also anybody who's created a grant proposal on builder potentially can apply to an even bigger number of different types of opportunities. So, you know, so I think, you know, we really, you know, are so just lucky to have such an innovative, creative, thoughtful global community. You know, like, we just saw a round run in Latin America where like the majority of the grant proposals were in Spanish, you know, and like we frankly, don't even have the resources internally to like provide support and documents and web pages. They just did it themselves, you know, which is so cool to see. And I think we're going to just see more and more of that. Like there's a Chinese community round that's happening. I've heard there's an African continent round that people are talking about, you know, basically any issue or cause you can think of, you know, there's probably somebody out there thinking about how they could run a grants program to do something about it. You know, and if somebody out there is listening and has some nifty idea, even without a big matching pool, like, you know, just like even a small amount of money that you put into a matching pool, or even just creating the space for people to give to something that matters, like even without a matching pool, I think can just be a really powerful thing. You know, there's something about just kind of creating the container for the conversation to bring the people together. And, you know, the neat thing about these grants programs is like the grantees are the ones who do a lot of that organizing, who bring their community with them, you know, and often do actually do a better job of supporting and onboarding people and creating guides and documentation and all that kind of good stuff in a way that makes sense to their community. So, yeah, I think it's super exciting and I definitely think about it a lot. Yeah, no, totally. I can see the excitement just as you talk about it now. And I think that, you know, what you said around the grantees is spot on too. It's just really cool seeing like how they've all kind of stepped up and contributed to the Gitcoin community in different ways, whether it's creating these educational onboarding materials, setting up one -on -one calls with people to walk them through getting a wallet set up and a passport set up, you know, which is fantastic. It's been really, really powerful. And, you know, obviously we have another Gitcoin granting round coming up November 15th, I believe you said was when it was starting, which is really exciting Gitcoin grant round 19. 56 million plus in funds allocated, really incredible. It's really been a catalyst for thousands of early stage Web3 projects. For those listening that haven't yet participated in a Gitcoin grant round, but are interested in maybe becoming a grantee, they have a really cool public good project, but maybe they're a little nervous. What advice would you give them? Yeah, I love this question. So a lot really depends on sort of what your starting point is, you know, so maybe slightly different advice, depending on like, you know, if you've already got a DAO that you're a part of, you know, you've got friends in the Web3 space, you know, I could definitely give some very specific advice for those folks, you know, versus like somebody who's brand new to the space, doesn't have an existing community. I think there's a place for everybody in Gitcoin grants rounds. And a big part of what we try to do as Gitcoin is like level the playing field, make sure that everybody has an opportunity to get in front of an audience, you know, that grantees can be discovered based on the kind of the quality and interest of what they're building. But yeah, I'd say the universal stuff, you know, it's very much like any community organizing or marketing. Like, you know, think about the picture that you put up as your picture, think about how you summarize the information in your grant proposal, think about the title that you use, good to have the name of your organization, and something to do with your value proposition. So people, maybe they're just looking for you by your name, and they know who you are, and they can find you that way. Maybe they've never heard of your project, but they're interested in your value proposition. So trying to be succinct and having both those things, kind of without needing to click away and go read it, you know, also that like, there's a bit of information that shows up kind of above the fold, as they say, like, you know, kind of in that little preview window, if you have a good little TLDR, that's like, this is what we're trying to do, this is how we intend to do it, this is why we're doing it, whatever you think is important for people to understand, like, I'm trying to raise this money so I can do this, you know, the more that you can be super clear about, like, by next round, or by six months from now, I hope to have accomplished this, and you can follow along and and sort of follow that journey. I think that's really important. Also, if you've been a grantee for more than one round, I know we're talking about new grantees, but updating people is super important, too. They sort of haven't seen that you've done anything with the funding, people start wondering, you know, like, you know, what are you really doing with this money? Should I give again? But I would say for like, people who in particular, who might be nervous, who don't have a web3 community, I would say like, there's a lot of people who are super supportive and helpful in our community. Like, so starting by coming to like our Twitter spaces, the Gitcoin hosts, which you can follow along at the Gitcoin Twitter account, and we're always announcing when the next ones will be. Also, you can usually find there's like a grantee support page, where we have like an event listing, which you can find linked to right off of the main Gitcoin website, gitcoin .co. So I mean, just follow along there, you know, and that can give you a sense of like, just if you just show up, you know, I can tell you that we are super friendly and supportive, you know, and you can just like come and talk about what you're working on, or even just listen for a while and see how other people are doing it and get comfortable, I think people will get a sense that it's a very welcoming and friendly space. You know, but also, like, there's a million, maybe not million, there's definitely tons of these Twitter spaces being hosted by people. If you're not already active on Twitter, I hear you, there's a lot going on in the world. And Twitter is not always my favorite place either these days. But, you know, it happens to be where a lot of the crypto community is, you know, definitely wherever your community is, like, try to bring them on board. But it's a lot easier to get donations from people who are already familiar with crypto, who are already familiar with Gitcoin than it is to like, you know, take somebody from never even having a wallet to like setting up their first wallet funding it, you know, connecting to passport going through all those stages. Definitely great guides out there. You know, I think it's a great idea to like host onboarding sessions or like office hours to help people in your community might want to support you. But definitely the lowest hanging fruit is the existing Gitcoin community that's quite active round after round. And you can find those people on our Twitter spaces, you can find those people, you know, in various discords, but also on the Twitter spaces that other people are hosting. And, you know, and I'd say one other thing I would throw out there is Telegram. All these tools that, you know, if you're from outside the web through space might be a little bit daunting. But you know, if you just join the Gitcoin Telegram group, there's so many people providing peer support, helping each other answering questions. Like if you just jump into that thread, which again, you can find it directly through our homepage, you know, you can from there, like find people who might want to help you with what you're building, or might have a similar project and want to collaborate with you, you know, or, you know, want to attend your Twitter space if you host one and invite other people. So yeah, I would say just like, focus on the people more than the technology. And like, figure out where the low hanging fruit is of like, where those people are that, you know, might be interested in working with you and supporting you. And don't hesitate to reach out and like DM people and, you know, and ask questions. You know, like, I'm always happy to chat if I can find the time. You know, definitely lots of people who are doing their project for the first time reach out. And like, you know, even share what you're thinking about posting in your grant proposal with others like, you know, there's no wrong time to do that. Even if you're listening to this right in the middle of an active grants round, and you missed the opportunity to apply, it's not too late to get involved to start listening to those Twitter spaces to join the Telegram. You can even post your grant proposal and then just apply three months from now in the next round. You know, so can't hurt to like, just moving start things forward, start onboarding your community, start playing with the tools yourself. Really helps to actually go and donate yourself to if you haven't before, because having done it yourself, you can then help other people do it more easily. Yeah, definitely. That's great advice. And you know, I think me personally, I only participated in two rounds, but was really kind of involved more as a community member and like just kind of listening in and being a part of the community before then, right. And it was a great way for me to learn and to kind of get my feet wet a little bit and to see what's going on before diving in headfirst. So great advice. Thank you so much for sharing that. As we near the end of our conversation, there's one thing I want to ask you about. I know that web3 can obviously be very stressful, fast paced, especially, you know, during Gitcoin grant season two, it can be feel like a bit of a sprint, especially for I imagine, the team that's working on the back end. You're also big, I know that you're a big advocate for getting outside for nature for laughter is the best medicine. I know you like to post some videos of you juggling, you know, by the lake is kind of a way to disconnect. Tell me more about how you stay grounded in this busy world of web3. Because I know that there's something that a lot of people struggle with. It's hard, man, honestly. And I can tell you, like, having spent much of my life working on, like, what feels like really life and death issues a lot of the time, like, this is definitely something I've struggled with for a lot of my life. I've definitely gone through cycles of burnout and like, you know, all that, you know, I would say just like, trying to not take everything too seriously, trying to take a step back and see everything in perspective, you know, surrounding yourself with like, friends and family that like, know you and love you and support you. You know, like, getting outside every day really makes a big difference to me. You know, my dogs are a big part of my life. You know, and they're, they're really a gift, because like, they demand that I take them outside. So even if I'm not feeling like going for a walk, they always do. And, you know, I feel like, basically, like, I having like a stressometer, you know, like, if you can sort of like monitor how you're doing, and when you get past like a certain threshold, like, just knowing that it's always okay to just like step away for a bit, you know, even just like, you know, just putting everything on pause and taking three deep breaths can go a really long way. But you know, like, I definitely feel like you really genuinely recharge your batteries by like going to a park or, you know, like the whole touch grass drink water thing like you have to take care of yourself to be able to like, you know, take care of business. You know, so like drinking lots of water or like, I mean, it sounds like, you know, sort of trite or soundbites or whatever, but I think it's really true. You know, and the older I've gotten, like the more just I haven't been able to just continue to like push indefinitely, you know, like that it used to be that I would just burn the candle at both ends and like, you know, it's like, I don't really need to go to bed at a reasonable time. I'll just stay up all night every day working and, you know, operate on zero sleep and not eat enough food and, you know, go for drinks at lunch and you know, like it just like all of that catches up with you after a while for sure. Totally. So I mean, like, as much as everything feels really urgent, like I think if you think back on what felt urgent, like six months ago, three months ago, month ago, even a week ago, sometimes, like a lot of the times things seem a lot more urgent and a lot more stressful in the moment that they really are. You know, so like just trying to have that perspective. And like, yeah, just, you know, take the time that you need to like pace yourself. That's, that's, you know, it's a marathon, not a sprint, that whole thing definitely can feel like a sprint. But, you know, even during the grants round, it honestly, it is a marathon. Like, you know, it's a, it's a couple of weeks with like, at least a week or two on either end of like, preparing and unwinding. And, you know, especially for our team, like, you know, I worry, even when I see like myself or other team members, like pushing a little too hard. And definitely, we see that with grantees too. But yeah, I mean, maybe just get off Twitter. I mean that, you know, the algorithms have a way of like, sort of sucking us back in, keeping us engaged. So, you know, like, you know, spend some time, more time on Farcaster or Lenster. You know, like, there's a lot of good vibes out there too, if you're in the web3 space. And honestly, I think there's a lot of alpha to be had in those social media networks too, that like, because it's a much smaller community, you can really focus on like talking to people who are working on similar things without a lot of the drama and chaos. And, you know, so like, even just making some little adjustments to how you're sort of spending your social media time, I find that pretty helpful for me. I actually hang out on Mastodon a lot recently, because it's an old school decentralized platform with all kinds of interesting people, and definitely different perspectives that I'm not hearing all the time in crypto Twitter. So yeah, I don't know. Everybody's got different things that are going to work different for them. You know, if you were having this conversation with one of my coworkers, you'd say meditation, you know, spend an hour at least every day meditating. You know, another coworker of mine would say, go dancing every night. You know, like, so I mean, you know, just like, I guess, like, figure out what it is that like, brings you joy outside of the space and like, force yourself to do a little bit more of it. And I think the end result is like, you'll actually find that your project is more successful, you're showing up with just like better vibes in general, and, and that resonates out and draws more people in and, you know, so, you know, there's even self -interested reasons beyond just like your health that I think, you know, people will notice if you if you make that little extra bit of effort not to burn yourself out. And if you are burning out, like, take some time away, like it, you know, might feel impossible. Like I definitely can relate to that. It feels like every time I take a week off at Gitcoin, I come back, it's a different organization that I left. But, you know, if you're in the right place with the right people, you need to trust that, you know, things are going to be okay. And, you know, if you're not feeling that way, like, maybe that's an indication that you should be thinking about if you are in the right place. And, you know, maybe there's a lot of different orgs, a lot of different, you know, things that you can get involved in, like, don't feel so trapped in the moment, especially for a lot of the younger people in this space, like, you know, don't have a mortgage or kids that they have to take care of, like, you can take those risks, you can make big changes, you can step away if you need to and experiment, explore other things, like, you know, give yourself that permission when the consequences are not nearly as severe as, you know, it will be like when you're, you know, in your 40s or 50s or whatever. Totally. Yeah. Yeah. That is some great advice. Well, thank you for sharing that, all that. And I can definitely resonate with a lot of that, especially the dog part. I have a very hyperactive black lab who I need to get outside at least for three or four walks a day. So it's been, oh, and there's my cat poking its head in the door right now, just on cue as we talk about pets. That's hilarious. So yeah, great advice. Thank you so much for sharing and so important in this, you know, rapidly growing, fast moving space. So it's been a pleasure just learning from you and hearing everything you've had to say. I've learned so much just from this short conversation. Obviously, we weren't able to cover everything. So for those listening along that want to follow you get in touch, learn more about Gitcoins work, what's the best way for them to do that? I am at Ben West on Twitter, because I was lucky enough to have a friend who registered my account for me in 2008. And I'm the same pretty much everywhere. I think Benjamin West on Telegram. I actually, if you go to my Twitter, I have like one of those link tree type things that you can click on it, I'll show you like a bunch of different places to reach me. But Twitter, Twitter definitely works. And probably most people listening to this are active on Twitter. So yeah, come find me there. That's probably the easiest one. Drew, thank you so much for doing what you're doing. By the way, I think you have crypto altruism is great. And the people the interview are super fascinating. And, you know, so so I'm, it's an honor to be part of your podcast. And thanks for doing what you're doing. Yeah, well, thank you. That means a lot. It really does coming from coming from you to hear that I really appreciate that. So thank you. And thank you for sharing all that information. I'll make sure to include that in the show notes for those listening along. And to wrap things up on this amazing conversation, I'm definitely going to have to take some time to reflect, you know, after after this conversation, because so many really cool things we've talked about. I like to ask everyone the same ending question. If you could name one thing that excites you most about the social impact potential of web three, what would it be and why? Hmm. And that's a tough one, because there's so many things that excite me about it. Truth be told, if I could pick one thing that excites me the most, but the thing that excites me the most is the opportunity for communities to empower themselves and accomplish their goals. Like I, you know, when I see projects come into reality that, you know, may not have otherwise that, like, are possible, because of, you know, whether it's Gitcoin grants, or just web three tools in general, you know, that excites me, there's, there's a lot of specific use cases that really are close to my heart. But like, I think the thing that's underneath all of it, you know, is that sort of cultural shift that, you know, that we talked about earlier, like that, you know, idea that decentralization really matters that, you know, individuals should not just be treated like cogs in a machine. You know, and I think for so many of us, we live in these worlds where like, our work day to day is not fulfilling. And, you know, we feel like we're not treated with respect. And to me, that just really sucks that that's fundamentally where we're at in our world. Like, you know, we've kind of democratized so much of our world. Yet, like, our work is this one place that is fundamentally undemocratic, fundamentally exploitative, often, and extractive. And, you know, and like, I think there's a way to change that, that's outside of these kind of old, like, left right socialism, capitalism paradigms. And like, to me, that's really exciting, because I feel like we've been trapped in this kind of debate that doesn't really go anywhere for a really long time. And like, there's a lot more nuance to be had in terms of like, how markets can be used by communities in positive ways, and how people can empower themselves, you know, by using some nifty tools and kind of working together. And, you know, really, just by all of us believing in this thing that we're doing all kinds of amazing stuff as possible. So yeah, I think that's really at the core of what excites me the most. Yeah, that's such a good one. And I couldn't agree more. I think that, you know, Web3 is such an interesting kind of confluence of so many different people and ideas and, you know, philosophies that it's really cool to just kind of be able to build and without kind of having to go through those same debates over and over again. So that's a great point to end on. Couldn't agree more. Ben, it's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much. Really enjoyed this conversation. And thank you for all you're doing to uplift public goods, Gitcoin and yeah, and to inspire so many early stage projects and builders. So thank you work you're doing. It's been an inspiration to me personally, and I know for many others as well. So thanks for being here today. My pleasure. Honestly, it's an honor and a privilege. And hello to your cat there who's joining us for the tail end. Yes, he always likes to make an appearance. Thanks, Ben. A huge thank you to Ben for coming on the crypto altruism podcast. Whenever someone asks me why I love the Web3 community so much, I typically point to Gitcoin grant season. It's a true testament to the power of decentralization and leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to fund what matters. Gitcoin is an incredible catalyst for public goods in Web3. And if you are listening to this between November 15, and November 29, then GG19 is live and you have an opportunity to participate by sending a VONATION to your favorite projects. So make sure to check out the show notes so you can follow along and get involved. And that brings us to the end of today's episode. Thanks so much for joining on the crypto altruism podcast. I had a great time and I hope you did as well. For more great content exploring the intersections of Web3 and social impact, check us out at crypto altruism .org. Also, if you love what you heard, I truly appreciate it if you rate, review, and subscribe to the show. You can also support the show by buying us a coffee or making a small crypto contribution. Crypto altruism runs on the support of community members like yourself and everything helps. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you'll join us again for our next episode. Until then, let's keep showing the world the good of crypto. 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A highlight from Episode 56: Jeri Desloge
"Yeah, Shoney's was great. They didn't serve alcohol, so you could be 16 and work as a server there, and so I just had the best time serving people. I just, I don't know what it was, but I got to meet everybody, say hi to everybody, and say hi. From Fiore Communications, it's How I Got Here, a show of inspiring stories from Tallahassee area leaders, business owners, and neighbors. All the challenges, opportunities, inspirations, the twists and turns of life that led them to where they are today. Everyone has a story worth telling, and I am really grateful that we get to bring a few of them to you. I truly have been changed by my conversations with these amazing people, and I'm confident you will be too. I'm Dave Fiore, and in this episode, I speak with Jerry Deloge, the owner of Jerry's Midtown Cafe, Jerry's Love on a Plate, and Simply Entertaining by Jerry. And while that may seem like a lot for the popular restaurateur to keep up with, Jerry has spent a lifetime working hard, going the extra mile, and doing whatever it takes to reach her goals. The native of Clewiston, Florida was raised in the shadow of the area's sugarcane mill, where she played sports, was class president, and rocked the saxophone. She actually first fell in love with Tallahassee, attending FSU band camps, and was determined to return one day. Jerry's first food job was at Shoney's as a server, before transferring to the Tallahassee Outback, enrolling at Kaiser, and helping to open multiple Red Elephant locations. Eventually, all roads led to the popular Paisley Cafe in Midtown, where she would assume ownership just months before COVID would temporarily shut her down. After first thinking she would lose everything, Jerry says it was the best thing to happen to the industry, because it forced positive business decisions that are still paying off today. It paid off personally as well, as she met her husband, Brian Deloge, then a Leon County Commissioner, in a meeting with a group of colleagues to complain about the county's COVID policies. Jerry talks about her love for Tallahassee, the importance of her faith, and her dreams for the future. We started our conversation talking about growing up in a relatively unknown part of South Florida. It was great growing up there. I love being from a little small town. Everybody knew everybody, so everybody would definitely come together, you know, in times of need. Of course, if you got in trouble, everybody knew about it. There were times for discipline, too, because your parents were going to find out. So that was good. Did you get in trouble? I did get in a little bit of trouble. Just like every normal kid growing up in a small town, not a whole lot to do. It was great. I love going back and visiting, but it's really why I like Tallahassee, because it's still that small town feel, but it's bigger and has a lot more to offer. What about parents, siblings, what was your family like? I grew up with my mom and dad, and my two younger sisters, and yep, it was the five of us, and went all through school with the same kids and everything, and graduated from middle school and high school at Florida State. I saw that. I want to ask you about that.
A highlight from Blackrock Ethereum ETF Rally! | Roblox NFTs Coming! MEGA BULLISH!
"It big is news, and that is BlackRock playing into the ETF game for Ethereum. Not necessarily Bitcoin. Ethereum, we'll be breaking down all that for you guys today. My name is Paul Varon. Welcome back to the Tech Path. Before we get started, thank you to our sponsor, and that is Tangem. If you guys are looking at self -custody, this is the place to go. Get over to tangem .com. You can kind of see here on their website how their app works and their card. Very easy. You just tap it to the phone. Very simple. Elegant. One of the best wallet functions out there that I've seen, and it does a lot in terms of options. You can set this thing up in like three minutes. A couple of things you can do is you can get a lot of backups for you. So you can go to the two -card route or a three -card route. If you just click over there on Get Tangem, use that three -card set because that's going to give you your backup to carry along with maybe a secure one that you could put away. So it's just a good one, and it's worth the extra money. Use our link down below. It's going to get you an extra 10 % off, and you can get into self -custody. Move your crypto off of exchanges into your self -custody wallets. All right, let's get into a topic today that I think everybody's going to talk about, and that is Ethereum. Being an ETF, this is crazy. This could be absolute big news. This came from a tweet that I think shook the ETH world. The iShares Ethereum Trust had just been registered in Delaware. Now for context, BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Trust was registered in a similar manner seven days before they filed the ETF application with the SEC. Details below. And this was the breakdown. Even Eric Balashunas hit on it and says, no shocker, ETH up 8 % on the news, but the move started a good hour before myQT or Summer's original tweet, which was the tweet we just showed you. Larry Fink also is in a clip right here talking about ESG. Now this is an important statement because when you think about ETH and their move to true proof of stake versus proof of work changes the game a little bit. Listen in to what he had to say. The reason why I backtrack from the term ESG, because it means something to every different person. It's almost so amorphous that you can't put your hands around it. I would say most of the funds when you speak about it are more in the terms of environmental. And we just did a survey where 56 % of our global investors are going to put more and more investments in decarbonization. And in fact, over 50 % of our clients said this is their number one priority of the people who voted of the 56%. All $9 .1 trillion is our client's choice. Even our investors who invest in ETFs, we don't work with any one individual investor. We work with financial advisors and they choose to invest at BlackRock because we have the best returns in some categories or something like that. So this has been way taken out of proportion. And in fact, we voted against almost most of the proposals that quote unquote were environmental last year. And the reason why I think you'll appreciate this is the SEC changed the standards to what can be included in a proxy conference vote. And most of it is not economic and we vote against it. Our fiduciary responsibility is to provide research and we have research and we believe through research that that's going to be a pathway of making excess returns over the next 30 years.
A highlight from PEPE Coin Is Back! New All-Time Highs Incoming?
"Pepe is once again one of the strongest performers in the market, rising over 82 .43 % over the past week. So what does this mean for the crypto market and is Pepe officially back? Should you long? Let's talk about Pepe in today's video because something is definitely happening here and I think there's actually a really interesting trade around Pepe and the meme coins at the moment that I want to get into. But firstly let's talk about actually how Pepe rose to prominence. We know that it was essentially just this random meme coin that seemingly came out of nowhere and took the internet and of course the crypto world by storm when it launched. I mean just look at its website it's a pretty janky looking website not so professional but they had the power of community behind them and they became quickly a fan favorite on twitter which resulted in the price of Pepe absolutely skyrocketing capitalizing at a 1 .5 billion dollar valuation. This made it the third most valuable meme coin in all of crypto after Doge and Shiba for a brief period of time. This made early buyers extremely rich. In front of you you can see the top 10 biggest profitors from the Pepe trade with the number one place making 14 million, number two making 14, 14, 11, 4, 3, 3, 4 people made absolutely crazy money on Pepe and it wasn't just the team and the insiders and these sort of people that made money off Pepe it was your normies as well. I mean even myself if you remember back into the earlier of the year Pepe was actually my best trade of the entire year. Hustle as well called a 10x on Pepe and did really well. Even David from the trading competition actually shorted Pepe and made a bunch of money there and actually ended up winning the Bybit trading competition a 100k prize. So there was definitely a lot of trading opportunities around it and it made a lot of people rich at the time and it was one of the most explosive and powerful trades of the year. But ever since then things have just seemed to be getting worse and worse for Pepe. Things really took a turn on the 25th of August where we saw some weird movement in terms of the changes to the Pepe multisig. You can see this user here pointing out that the Pepe multisig wallet changed the threshold to make transactions to just two out of eight signatures which was of course a red flag and then the Pepe coin official twitter came out and said that they were actually experiencing internal conflict and essentially some of the team members were being led by big egos and greed and they had to get rid of them and make a bunch of changes in the process. So this obviously resulted in the token absolutely crashing in price and things were made a lot worse by just a couple weeks later their official telegram being hacked. So it seemed like things were just getting worse and worse and worse for Pepe and as you can see the chart did not respond well. From its retest of the range high it dropped over 56 % so despite it being one of the best performing coins at the time and actually relative strength wise versus bitcoin and a lot of the other altcoins it took an absolute nosedive and smashed through its lower support band. So that's the recap but what is happening now? Well of course bitcoin is absolutely pumping and there's more interest on the crypto market at the moment. Now meme coins in general are generally your crypto retail pulse that indicate retail's proclivity to investing crypto and interest in crypto and although I don't think retail's fully come back to crypto I do think that it's some sort of measure that the market is coming back to crypto. So that's one thing to observe but bitcoin of course performing super strongly is still leading most of the altcoins. So although there are some outliers like Pepe as you can see here that are performing really well bitcoin is still overall leading the altcoin market as you would expect at this stage in the crypto cycle. But there's a reason why Pepe is leading it's because of a couple really powerful announcements that have started to garner hype back in the crypto community. So of course Pepe is some sort of retail pulse for crypto when retail comes back they like to speculate they buy things like Doge, Pepe you know all your favorite meme coins but it's not just that being the reason why Pepe is rising in price it's the fact that there's been a couple major announcements. The first one happened on the 24th of October which was three days ago where the team announced that seven trillion Pepe were burnt which is around six million dollars worth and they also announced that they brought on a new team of advisors to guide Pepe forward uses for the remaining 3 .79 trillion tokens attributed to the original team for strategic partnerships and marketing opportunities are currently being explored. Then it was revealed that 169 billion Pepe from the team worth 200k was converted to USDT and is being transferred to cover the cost of strategic partnerships and integrations that we look forward to announcing in the coming weeks. So pretty much this original wallet that held a lot of the Pepe which was one of the reasons why people were becoming extremely skeptical of the project is essentially being sold off slowly or burnt in order to benefit the project. I think the burn was a leap of good faith at least in terms of extending an olive branch to the community after some of the hardship that they have experienced this year which no doubt took a knock on the fundamentals of Pepe and I think this announcement just goes to show the power of announcements at the moment given the fact that bitcoin is now starting to exhibit more positive price momentum. Typically when you get positive price momentum in crypto this tends to lift all ships in terms of projects starting to become a bit more comfortable with making major announcements that they may have been delaying due to market conditions. So as market conditions improve typically you see more announcements the projects that have good announcements clearly can create a positive effect for the token price as you can get some hype back into the narrative and this is something that Pepe is clearly doing right now but it's also logic that you can apply to many other projects in crypto to try and time these announcement pumps or at least trade around major announcements going to be lots of opportunities I think especially if bitcoin holds up over the next few months to trade altcoin news and altcoin announcements. So what's happening with Pepe now in terms of price and where do I think it's going next? Well firstly the fact that they are willing to be strategic with their treasury here and the fact that they're also willing to come out with major announcements I think is a bullish thing for the token no doubt justifies to some extent why the token is pumped in price and I would actually be interested here if bitcoin holds up to maybe take some long positions on major pullbacks I never think it's wise aping into a major pump like this especially when you're in the mid range of a trend and Pepe has really clearly defined trends that it tends to stick to but if you get any major pullbacks into key zones and you could mark out this 110651 level here as a key zone in the mid range and then your next key zone for me is actually the range low at 84. If you do get consolidation around these zones or you see the price starting to reverse I don't think it actually is a bad play considering there's some hype coming back if bitcoin holds in price big caveat on the if because of course you don't want to buy into the hype and then bitcoin sells off and then you're stuck with a Pepe bag which ends up retracing. I also think there are a few bag holders that are underwater and are probably going to start taking profit in this zone so I don't think you're going to miss out on the trade if you don't long today but I do think it's an interesting one with some of the hype coming back the announcements for Pepe I'm certainly not shorting this I'd more be leaning towards the long side of course not financial advice do your own research of course but for me that's where I'm leaning and actually for Pepe this demonstrated a really important thing one of the doubts and skepticism that I had over the past couple months was the fact that a lot of the FUD impacted the project what would the community then think of Pepe because it's all community driven right the entire project is based on sentiment it's a meme coin if sentiment turns for a meme coin then it becomes not sustainable as a trade and it can end up dying off we've seen a lot of meme coins come and a lot of meme coins go due to FUD and due to the narrative just dying off and of course this runs the risk of happening with Pepe considering the FUD that it's experienced but the fact that it's responded so well to positive news and positive announcements being teased actually gives me a positive sign that maybe the market is still respecting Pepe as a genuine meme coin alongside other meme coins like Doge and I had a thesis back earlier in the year that Pepe could actually outperform Doge next cycle this was back in June 2023 and the logic I used was Pepe has less underwater bag holders people are a bit fatigued by the Doge meme there's more of a discrepancy in market caps so thinner liquidity so it's easy to pump the token price a few good reasons but over the past few months I was reconsidering that stance because I have started to acknowledge that Doge has a really strong narrative behind it the Elon factor it has more staying power retail knows Doge more so when retail is getting back into crypto they tend to know what Doge is whereas Pepe is more of like an on -chain thing that was born this year amongst the crypto degens right so I've come around on this thesis to a relatively neutral territory but I've kind of come to the conclusion that both I think can become bonafide plays Pepe front runs Doge because it's more of a crypto community play whereas Doge is probably better for your general retail entry into crypto which you haven't really seen yet I know at the start of the video I said retail is coming back into crypto but that's happening in very small amounts and that that kind of retail is the retail that was already in crypto to some extent the retail that I'm talking about with Dogecoin that could come in later next cycle those participants maybe haven't ever used crypto before or only dabbled with crypto during the bull run so I think Doge appeals more to those guys so now just an update on this thesis I kind of sit in the middle here I think Pepe is over the past few days at least exhibiting that it is willing to respond which is obviously a great sign for the fundamentals of Pepe and the burn has gone a long way to justifying this repricing because obviously there are less tokens in supply now but I think that's also gotten some hype back for the token which is great because meme coins are built on community and meme coins are built on hype but I also certainly respect the Doge trade and that's why I'm saying I'm sitting more neutral in this trade now because I just think Doge as a DCA spot hold is not a terrible bet to be honest going to next cycle so that's my opinion on Doge so in terms of trading Pepe now I did mark out some of the key levels before but I just want to acknowledge once again how well Pepe has kept structure I mean pretty much bounced perfectly of this level at the 147 zone had nice bounces had a pretty clean rejection retest rejected again tagged range this low and has actually reclaimed and also tagged on the way up in the form of a retest so pretty much Pepe gives perfect retest I don't know what it is but for some reason this obeys market structure really well and it becomes really easy to trade around these key range high and range low levels if you want to take the technical peak of Pepe then this becomes mid -range and this becomes range high but in the lower time frame so the one hour and the four hour these become your range low and mid -range but it's mainly just semantics easier three zones that you want to take major trades off both to the short side and the long side for me right now though as I mentioned before leaning more towards the long side in terms of Pepe as a long -term bet I actually don't mind it it's a risky one it's a speculative one I fully acknowledge that Doge is the safer play it's hiring market cap retail knows it Pepe has some inherent risk given the fact that it went through what it went through with the internal team conflict that's never a good sign for a project so clearly some red flags but due to the market cap being a lot less we know what happens when it pumps it pumps harder and this was very clear on on the first week that it launched what it ended up doing in terms of price so that's something to keep in mind in terms of the fundamentals in terms of centralized exchange data a few interesting data points to look at here you can see Pepe volume been spiking over the past few days if you look on the monthly chart we've seen a lot of interest coming back as well open interest for Pepe also starting to peak here at a hundred million dollars which is quite a lot I mean for recent times but I don't think Pepe's hit that since inception really since it first launched on exchanges so open interest starting to come back meaning people are starting to trade it more obviously that involves some leverage as well more liquidations which involves more general trading activity so the metrics are starting to doge but I actually want to look at how it could potentially affect the crypto market this isn't necessarily some insightful observation but I mean it gives you a little bit of a look into what happened last time Pepe obviously pumped during May it hit its peak roughly on May 5th you can actually see when Pepe started to peak Bitcoin started to actually have its huge sell -off and I don't know if you remember back in May but all the on -chain alts started to tank after Pepe started tanking so it's interesting that Pepe actually marked the local top back then a lot of the time market tops in the short term are indicated by crazy meme coin blow -off tops and although Pepe isn't indicating that it's had a blow -off top yet it's something to keep note of given the fact that Bitcoin dipped last time it's not an indicator I would get super bearish off the back of but it is just something to note definitely watch Bitcoin here and when Pepe starts pumping you definitely have to take note but it's also a sign that some of those guys that were on the sidelines those retail guys are getting interested again but one plausible explanation for the pump is not just that it's the fact that they had a major burn which obviously impacts price because when you cut off a large amount of the supply it's got a reprice to the upside although it still wasn't a burn that was in it was six million dollars it's not in line with the market cap of Pepe which is currently sitting at what is it 500 million dollars substantially more right so that's something to look at as well something that I've been doing in terms of trading on all -chain altcoins but also a coin like Pepe which is on a lot of the DEXs and not on all centralized exchanges is using an application like Kyber AI to actually get data based on the bullishness or bearishness of the coin using on -chain analytics so if you haven't tried this out there's a link in the description below to Kyber AI you'll actually be able to see when Pepe shifts from bullish to bearish or bearish to bullish territory which can help you get for confluence your trade entries alongside TA so if you haven't already link in the description below to Kyber AI it's completely free search up the Pepe token and you'll be able to get a lot of really interesting data that's AI generated from Kyberswap's machine learning algorithm to get information on the on -chain data price analysis of Pepe and one more reminder before I go if you want to win half a bitcoin all you need to do is go onto Bantle Bubbles which is an amazing application and enter in your UID your price prediction for bitcoin on January 1st and the closest person will win half a bitcoin all you need to do is have a Banta account to Bybit or Bitgett or Coindw there's a link in the description below to Bybit or Bitgett if you want to sign up claim those bonuses you'll need to enter your UID once you enter your UID you can put in your price prediction and you can submit your prediction and if you're closest you win half a bitcoin you can see most people here guessing that bitcoin is going to be bullish by the time January 1st rolls around you can see a lot of green predictions here so enter your prediction do you think bitcoin is going to be hitting some of these targets like 52k like some of these people are suggesting super interesting stuff I'm going to leave a link in the description below to Banta Bubbles and the links you'll need to sign up if you don't have one of those exchange accounts already as well as of course Kyber AI as well are you bullish on Pepe long term let me know in the comments below and I'll see you in the next one.
Monitor Show 16:00 10-26-2023 16:00
"Pop culture is always evolving, and those changes impact our lives in ways that are both visible and not so obvious. 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 how you see things, how you change things. Context changes everything. Start exploring my coverage and more at Bloomberg .com. We wrap up trading on this GDP and Amazon Thursday, S &P at the close down 51 points, a drop there of 1 .2%, Dow Industrials down 251, decline right now of 0 .8%, the Nasdaq Composite Index down 225, a decline of 1 .8%. We are awaiting the latest numbers out of Intel, Amazon, and Chipotle. Amazon shares today did decline by 1 .3%. So again, recapping, S &P lowest close since May, the Dow, the S &P, and Nasdaq all finishing very much in the red. S &P down 49, a drop there of 1 .2%, 10 -year yield 4 .84%, with a two -year yielding 5 .04%. I'm Charlie Pellett, and that is a Bloomberg Business Flash. All right, Charlie, thank you so much. Carol Masser, along with Tim Stanovich, Live at Schwab, Impact 2023. More interviews to come from our team here in Philadelphia in just a moment. We are keeping a watch for Amazon earnings, as Charlie mentioned, Intel, Ford, Chipotle, all after the closing bell. We're also going to hear from Mattel Chairman and CEO, Inon Kries, in just a moment. Amazon, though, just crossing the Bloomberg. Let's get to the numbers. Yeah, third quarter net sales beating estimates. Net sales are coming in at 143 .08 billion. Estimates were for 141 .56 billion, AWS net sales.
A highlight from Infobip opens new doors of opportunity for partners as Infobip powers up the fastest growing platforms, Podcast
"This is Doug Greenan, I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and today I'm very pleased to have with us once again, Ivan Ostoich, who's the Chief Business Officer of Infobid. Ivan, thank you for joining me today. Thank you for having me with you. Well, we're in the spooky season, the shopping season, the fall season, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, all the wonderful holidays are coming up. And that means for a lot of people shopping, and that probably means Infobip, even though if a lot of people listening or watching this haven't heard of Infobip or have been unaware of how involved Infobip is in facilitating so many of those transactions. We're going to be jumping into that in just a section, but Ivan, what is Infobip? Infobip is one of the largest cloud communication platforms in the world. As we said last time, if you don't know us, you've probably done business with us. So what does the cloud communication platform do? Essentially, we provide connectivity and communication channels for businesses to talk to people, to their consumers. And then on top of that, very powerful and robust infrastructure and channels, we built an engagement platform that now enables you to extract value from those channels. So you can program different flows for consumers, like, for example, send them an email and if they don't read, send them an SMS. Or you can actually provide customers service through chatting, or you can do marketing through chat apps. So whether it's an two -way SMS, one -way SMS, or richer channels like Instagram messengers. And so all of this is enabled by our platform. And then last but not the least, there's a whole kind of cohort of AI tools, like AI agents, generative AI agents that automate support or other AI tools that help marketing become more effective, which are also integrated in our platform. So it's really like, you know, one -stop shop for all your communication and customer engagement needs. So, Ivan, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Diwali, Singles Day, Prime Day, lots of interesting things coming up. Connect the dots for me. What does all this have to do with Infobip? So American consumers, when shopping on Black Friday, probably they get a lot of promotions through messaging, or they get a lot of notification receipts about their products. So Infobip is the driving force underpinning all of this communication that's being exchanged between businesses and consumers. So most of the SMS messages that you will receive this Black Friday will go through Infobip. So businesses will connect to our platform and we will further connect them to telcos and to consumers in order to be able to send messages. That's in the simplest form. In the most, more advanced forms, of course, we're also building different experiences for different retail brands in richer channels like iMessage or Instagram or Facebook Messenger, where, you know, they can not only just receive simple message, but they could actually have a full end -to -end flow where they can kind of type and ask for a product, offer the product from a catalog, and then purchase that product in a same, let's say, iMessaging flow. That's the other thing that is associated with Infobip. So we built communication and we built experiences in communication channels. I think, if I remember correctly, there's even, if you're traveling, one of the very familiar experiences you have when you book a ticket, I think you guys are somehow connected to that little thing we see, would you like to buy travel insurance? Yeah. So for some of the clients, when we build these experiences, we actually can build and integrate different external partners into the flows. So for example, if you're booking a ticket through iMessage, through LiveChat or through WhatsApp, we can offer, indeed, appropriate insurances embedded within messaging flows. So that opens up a lot of opportunities for lots of different things. I understand that you also have some product updates happening. Oh, yeah. So I have to say, we've been, like everybody else, working very hard on the AI wave that's happening and we've been working very closely with our customers. So as a part of the product mix, we have been launching a fully automated customer support generated by, done by generative AI bots. We did customer facing implementations for fintechs and digital companies. And for example, one of the things that we are proud, the first implementation is yielding 30 % end -to -end resolution of customer requests only managed by Gen AI bot, which is a huge productivity increase. 56 or 60 % of queries are touched by the bot, so huge automation. Then also we built, for example, AI Chef that can recommend things to eat and recipes. And we launched it and now we are productizing this. So within our products, people will be able to log. There is a product called Experiences and they will be able just to, within a couple of seconds, set up their AI bot and set up what they want to do. For example, answer FAQ questions about the bot and their company, and they'll be able to activate it in any messaging channel. We started with WhatsApp, but it'll be available on any channel. So in that way, we are democratizing generative AI for businesses. Businesses don't need big consultants or implementations. They can just self set up intelligent bots. Besides that, we are actually integrating AI in all our products and they will be getting conversational interfaces. So for example, you'll be able to chat with our flow builder to build flows or agents will be able to access knowledge base from their company in order to faster answer questions to their customers. And all of that we're tying up with the layer of intelligence that will be able to optimize how businesses communicate with customers, i .e. what content they send, on which channel and at what time. This will all be semi -automated or automated through our platform. So those are pretty big announcements, but we're working hard on them and already some are launched and some are coming. You know, I'm so glad you mentioned WhatsApp and some of these other applications, because you guys are something of a leader of figuring out how to get to win, essentially, on these new platforms. Yeah, so given that we are here in the United States, I will also reflect how does this translate to US. So we are indeed partnering very closely with Meta. We are one of the main partners on scaling WhatsApp. Meta is doing some very exciting things. So they are actually linking ads with WhatsApp so people will be able to click on an ad on Instagram or Facebook, go into WhatsApp, and then in WhatsApp, they are launching analytics so businesses can see where our consumer is going and something that's called Flows, which are extensions that can enable you to build app -like experiences in WhatsApp. Now, this is important because, for example, just to give a very concrete example to your listeners, if you, for example, see the ads for the shoes that you like to buy, what is already possible now in some countries like India or Brazil, you can click on that ad on Instagram, you can enter WhatsApp, you can choose the shoe size, you can put your address, and you can pay everything in that WhatsApp flow. You don't need to go. So this, of course, because it's frictionless, it's in your chat app, is driving conversions much higher. And now we see this interesting phenomenon that in principle, you know, people in Brazil are not anymore responding to email. If you want to do anything in marketing, you need to reach them through WhatsApp. Similar is happening in India. Now, US is a different story and we can talk about it. You know, how is that relevant for US? Because WhatsApp is not so big. Well, it seems to me I brought it up because, you know, well, it's true that email and other types of notification might be the primary way to talk to consumers in the US now. That, you know, people need to be aware of these rising applications that probably will be just as important in the US market soon. Yes, I'm extremely excited with what's coming in the United States and especially for platform like ours that sits on top of the, what we call rich messaging channels, but also has technology that can enter into these channels and build things like intelligent bots, flows, handover to human from chatting content and so forth. Why am I excited? Because we partner with Apple on implementing Apple messages for business or iMessages and we partner with Google on implementing RCS or Google business messages. And as well, we partner with Meta, not only on WhatsApp, but also on Facebook Messenger and Instagram Messenger.
A highlight from MASSIVE Crypto Market Pump! ($LINK New Yearly Highs)
"What is Chainlink? Chainlink is an oracle. You might ask yourself, what is an oracle? It's not the person that bends a spoon in the first matrix. An oracle is gonna connect to off -chain data with on -chain data. So if you have something off -chain like Travis Kelsey scored two touchdowns, but I have an NFL NFT and it needs that off -chain data to come on -chain, that's where you're gonna see an oracle like Chainlink come into play. And I think as we merge real -world assets with on -chain activity, we're gonna see more and more Chainlink activity. And with Bitcoin pumping, Chainlink is feeling great today, folks. Chainlink is now up. If we refresh, we're up about 10 % today, folks. Chainlink is pumping. We're gonna talk about that. We're gonna talk about Chainlink. We're gonna talk about Bitcoin. We're gonna talk about Michael Saylor. And we have a very special guest in the corner today, folks. Yeah, hey, I'm back. I'm back in the small little box, pushing the buttons. I'm still rearranging them. Might still push some of the wrong ones, but looking forward to it. Well, let's see if you can hit the right one, and let's roll that intro. Did he? Oh, he already hit the wrong one. I already hit the wrong one. They moved the intro button on me. I don't even know where it is. We'll figure it out, folks. This is discovered crypto. I don't have it. Oh, we don't have it. You know what? You wanna just start the show? You know what? It was a good thing. We started with the monologue, isn't it? All right, folks. Well, this is live tubing. Things like this are gonna happen. All right, well, crypto markets are pumping, folks. We have Bitcoin moving in a serious way. It is up 2 .6 % today, but the alts are the real star of the show today. You can see ETH also really not moving too much. It's up 2 .8%, but then as we start going a little bit further down, you're gonna start seeing some exciting movement. It starts with Dogecoin, oddly enough. Dogecoin up 5 .8%. Then we have Polygon. Polygon is up 7 .4%. Chainlink has cooled off a little bit. It was up 10%. Chainlink is up 9%. What's the entire crypto market doing? The entire crypto market is up 2 .4 % today, and the 24 -hour volume, $56 billion, which is really good for Monday, folks, because this is, most of the data in American time is gonna be mostly Sunday night. For Sunday night to come off and we're at 56 billion, it's looking really good, and gas is way up. It is now 36 Gwei, but still relatively cheap. I moved some Apecoin around today. All right, we keep going down. We got some more exciting movement, so we got Chainlink up 9%. Below that, Polkadot up 4 .5%, and we keep scrolling. Really not too much, but now it's time to look at the top gainers. TJ, is any of your coins gonna be in the top gainers? Yeah, I had a lot of my coins over the, at least over the weekend that were in the top gainers. I was feeling really good. I love Chainlink. I've always loved Solana. I've been a holder of Solana from $5, so seeing that run a little bit was fun. I sold some last cycle. I didn't sell it all. Watched it go all the way back down, so seeing it run back up is always fun. So yeah, and of course, Bitcoin, Ethereum, you know, I always love to see that. Yeah, and then the boring coins. All right, well, speaking of running up, what are the coins that are running up more than any coin in the world, at least in the top hundred? We don't go to the micro caps here. All right, we have Injective leading the way. Injective is up 15%. Let me zoom out a little bit. Injective up 15%. Phantom up 11 .5%. Aave up 10%. Aave uses a lot of Chainlink, folks. Aave uses it a lot for their DeFi protocol. Then we have ThorChain up 9 .3%. A lot of people got to move those stolen funds. I'm kidding. It's used for normal purposes as well. Then we have ImmutableX up 8%. NEO up 7 .8%. Polygon. Yeah, any of these, I know you like Polygon. Any of these other ones up on the top really screaming at you here? Yeah, I like a lot of those.
A highlight from What a Weird Week Show: Mosquitos Invade the Flying Tubes! Fri. Oct. 20th 2023
"The What A Weird Week Show. Mosquitoes invade the flying tubes! Friday, October 20th, 2023. Hi, everybody. It's Weird. This is like crazy being here. Really weird, weird tale. Well, I got a great show for you today with some wonderful weird stuff. Hi, friends. I'm Scott and this is What A Weird Week, a show about the weird stuff from this week's news. For links, videos, stuff like that, go shownotes .page. Shownotes .page. All right, here's the weird news. Top 10 for season four, episode 56, first published Friday, October 20th, 2023. Number 10 this week is space probe that may destroy the global economy has successful launch. We talked about this potential mission before, but now it's begun. NASA launched NASA. Why did I pronounce it NASA? Well, let's not cut that out because heaven forbid you think I'm perfect. Hey, NASA launched a billion dollar space probe the other day. Its six year mission is to get to the 16 Psyche asteroid and double check it contains enough precious metals to ruin the global economy. I'm pretty sure that's the mission. That's not their official mission, but the asteroid might be so valuable because of the rare metals it's made of. Whoever owns this asteroid would become our wealthy overlord. There's talk in the article about how exciting it'll be to learn how planetary cores are formed and stuff like that. But come on, it's made of precious metals, they think. I'm pretty sure that's still a driver in this mission, but I have no way to confirm that. But if it was like we could go to this asteroid that's a rock or this asteroid that may be made of diamonds and rubies and they decide, you know, unanimous, let's go to the diamonds and rubies asteroid. Well, I'm a little suspicious that it's just about the science at that point. Sorry, science. Isn't it good to be skeptical, though? Here's a couple of things about this asteroid. 16 Psyche was discovered in 1852. It's shaped roughly like a potato. And because of the metal it's made of, they estimated the value to be as high as 10 quintillion dollars. Now the experts are walking the money part back, kind of like it still might be worth that much money. But experts are saying they could never bring an asteroid back to Earth. Even if we did have the technology, it would flood the precious metals market and instantly render all precious metal worthless, essentially destroying the world economy. So we won't do that. Kind of the gist of what the scientists are saying. I don't mean to sound jaded, but 10 quintillion dollars, no matter how true to the science you are and all you want to do is pursue the truth, find out stuff and just do the science all the time with the sciencing. I feel like 10 quintillion dollars, the temptation of 10 quintillion dollars might have the potential to corrupt somebody. You got to figure somewhere in the world, somebody is working on a how do we get the asteroid back to Earth scenario.
A highlight from Short Stuff: Candy Corn
"Get ready to dive into the future with Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, the groundbreaking podcast from iHeartMedia's Ruby Studios in partnership with Intel. Each episode unveils the incredible ways AI technology is transforming our world for the better. Join host Graham Klass as he speaks with the experts behind the technological advancements that are powering a brighter and more accessible future for everyone. Listen to Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh and there's Chuck and Jerry's here too, and Dave's here in spirit, which is appropriate because this is a kind of a Halloween themed episode of Short Stuff, is it not, Chuck? It's spoopy. Spoopy? Spoopy. Is that what you said for real? Yeah. Are you going to do this bit every year? I don't remember you saying it, so yes, as long as I forget the next day, yes, every year I'm going to do this. Spoopy. S -P -O -O -P -Y is a lighthearted spooky. Okay. Is that your own trademark slogan? No. Look it up. Okay. I will look it up. Actually, I'll forget all about it and won't look it up, and then next year I'll agree to look it up again. No. We should all pause, let you look it up. Okay. Since this is Short Stuff, we'll just let the tape roll. All right. Oh, look. There it is. Yep. You're right. Spoopy. No. I didn't make it up. It's a thing. Okay. You know what else is a thing, Chuck? Candy corn? Candy corn. That's right. It is a thing. It's one of the most divisive candies. It's probably the most divisive holiday candy of all time. Where do you land? Oh, I don't like it at all. Okay. Do you like it? I mean, there's a bit of a nostalgia play. I definitely can't say that I think it's like, oh, boy, this tastes great. I can't wait to eat it, but if someone throws a candy corn in my mouth and I happen to be chewing, I'll be like, oh, that old memory, but I don't go, puh, puh. I got you. We need to get one of those house divided license plates. Right. Sure. So candy corn is actually super old. We know it's at least coming up on 150 years old. They think it came out in the 1880s and by the way, thanks big time to a history .com better homes and gardens, always a treat .com, mbhenry .com and candystore .com a lot of dot coms in there. But one of the things about candy corn is its origins are murky. So people just generally say, yeah, this guy's the inventor. Yeah, exactly. I mean, are we going to that guy? No, let's talk about where it came from originally, we think. Yeah, because previous to the actual corn, they were making these kinds of candies and that's not to say the ones that were shaped that way and colored that way, but we're talking about mellow cream. You know those candy pumpkins? Yeah. That's mellow cream, right? Exactly. That to me is quintessential mellow cream, even more than candy corn. Yeah. And apparently they used to make all sorts of phony vegetables made out of that junk because Americans were still farming and they could, you know, if you had a little seven year old, you could be like, you got to work in the field all day. When you come home, you're going to get this mellow cream asparagus tip. Or mellow cream bok choy. Yeah. Oh boy. You would think these little kids who were being forced into child labor, the last thing they would want to see in their candy were agricultural products, but apparently that's all they had to choose from. The other thing to know about this, this context that candy corn emerged from is that these candies were available year round and the thing that made candy corn stand out among its peers is that it had three colors, technically two colors and the presence of all color. I like that. I like the way you put it. So let's talk about the guy who actually is credited with inventing this. Probably is, who cares at this point, he's been credited for so long it doesn't really matter. Yeah. And he's from Philadelphia and they like to take credit for everything. So we're talking about George Rininger is how I would pronounce it. Me too. Or Rininger maybe. And he worked at the Wonderly Candy Company in Philly, the brotherly love city. Yeah. And the reason why he's credited is that he was an employee there and they are known to be the first company to start producing these. And I guess he was a candy designer there. So Wonderly Candy Company was the first to put these out. They were out for a little while and you could, like I said, they were available year round, all of these things were, and they weren't associated with Halloween. You could find them at just about any celebration where they had candy treats. But the thing to know about them is they were, so you know like candy cigarettes or little candy people that you eat or candy things that look like other stuff. That's what candy corn was originally meant to be. And of course candy corn, it's in the name. But we think of it today as like little kernels of corn that you would like eat. It was originally marketed as candy corn in the sense that corn was chicken feed. So this was basically candy chicken feed is how candy corn started out. Because apparently, and this is something that I didn't know, this to me is the fact of the show, is that including a little bit after World War I, but previous to that and a few years after, apparently corn was kind of like a, it's not a vegetable, it's a starch, right? Yes. It was a garbage starch, like people, it wasn't on the plates of most Americans and you had to have been really hard up for food apparently to eat corn as a human. It was just for chickens. Exactly. So this is what kids were eating. They would go to the store and get a box of chicken feed from the GoLitz Candy Company. So this is the company that really exposed candy corn to the world. Which is, I love corn. Do you like corn? Yeah. I like corn on the cob. For some reason, once you take it off the cob, I think it's disgusting. Oh, even in like a dish like elote or like a salad or something? It depends. It really depends on the dish. But like if it's canned, I mean, oh God, I can barely like talk about it. You know the old story of when I was missing that front tooth and I would eat corn and there would be little rows of uneaten corn every like two inches. That was a Mad Magazine cover too. I think it was. So candy corn's out there. The genie's out of the bottle, as they say. Kids are eating this candy chicken feed. But then by like the mid -20th century, people ate corn normally. And by the mid -20th century, Halloween was very much associated with candy. I think around this time is when candy corn really became linked to Halloween. Like it would be weird to see candy corn at Easter. But that's how it used to be, friends. Yeah. But now it's linked, starting in the mid -20th century, like you said, to Halloween. And we will take a break. Yeah? Yeah. And we'll talk about how you make this stuff right after this. Hi, everyone. Thanks for tuning in. We'll see you next time. I'm Lauren Breit Pacheco, host of Symptomatic, a medical mystery podcast, a production of Ruby Studio from iHeartMedia. Every other week, we get to know the everyday people living with a mysterious illness and hear their firsthand stories of struggle and perseverance on their quest for answers. During the day, I'd feel like I'm just getting sick. I'd sort of have that flu -ish feeling, and then the next morning, I'd be fine. Then he started getting nodules on his body. He had been to so many different doctors, and I just felt like they were just throwing a dart at what this could be and trying different medications. You couldn't imagine that anyone could be alive and have a mutation in that gene. Listen to Symptomatic, a medical mystery podcast, on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. All right, you went to that website, alwaysatreat .com, and they had a pretty good story there about how they used to manufacture this. It's not a whole lot different than they do it today. Obviously, it's automated today, but back then, you would get a bunch of dudes, and they would get sugar and corn syrup and some other magical ingredients, and they would cook it in these big kettles and boil it all up. They would add a little marshmallow, maybe a little fondant to smooth it out a little and bit, 45 pounds at a time, they would make this warm slurry, and they would pour it into buckets called runners, and then these guys called stringers would walk backwards down a line and pour this candy into these little molds, these little trays in that classic iconic kernel shape. Yeah, and the trays were made of corn starch, and it would take three passes. And for some reason, I don't understand why the stringers, the guys pouring the candy corn slurry into the molds, would walk backwards. Do you? No, I don't. I was trying to think it might be easier to pour. I mean, it probably had something to do with the setup. I mean, I could understand if you're left -handed, you're walking backwards, or if you're right -handed. Yeah, I think right -handed, you'd be walking backwards if the thing was on your left. There's no explanation I can find for why they would walk backwards. Well, they are from Philly, so maybe they were just like, we're candy corn stringers, we walk backwards. Yeah, probably. You never know. That answer's as good as any. But the whole thing is that it would take three passes, because they would put the white in, then the yellow, and then the orange. And that's how it was originally made. And basically, nothing has changed except, like you said, it's become automated. They use essentially the same ingredients, which, are you ready for this? It's like you said, made with sugar. It's made with fondant, which is sugar, water, and corn syrup. It's made with corn syrup, which is a whole bunch of different sugars, mostly glucose, vanilla flavoring, and marshmallow cream, which is made from corn syrup, sugar, water, and eggs. There's a lot of sugar in these things, and they melt them into a slurry, all those ingredients, and they pour them into cornstarch molds, just like they did a hundred something years ago. Boom, boom, boom. They just layer up the colors just like that, more than, and this is according to the National Confectioners Association, the NCA says, 35 million pounds of this stuff, which amounts to 9 billion pieces of candy corn, are produced annually in modern times. Yes. And even in keeping in tradition, they make the machines work backward for some reason when they're pouring the slurry. That's right. And are we done? Of course not, because somehow you found actual survey statistics on how popular this stuff was. Yeah, because there's a thing. It's been around for almost 150 years for a reason, and the reason is there are some people out there who actually like candy corn. Yeah. I know, it's weird. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. So much so that the National Retail Federation, a font of statistics that have to do with shopping, purchasing, and consumerism in general, said that in 2019, 95 % of people who shopped for Halloween stuff bought candy corn. 95%. I'm not one of them. I wasn't either. We're in that weird 5%, but I can't believe it. The thing is, is I don't think all those people are eating candy corn necessarily. No, and it turns out if you go on to crafty websites, there are all kinds of fun little crafts you can do with candy corn, because it is a, you know, the color itself lends itself to sort of fall feelings and fall crafts, so you can do all kinds of stuff. Basically, you can hot glue it on whatever you want to. Basically, yeah. I saw a cute one. I can't remember where, but if you spike a pumpkin, you can make a little candy corn pumpkin hedgehog. Oh, that's cute. That's adorable. Okay, so I found some more stats too, Chuck. All right, let's hear it. Like, oh, I don't know. Where is it popular? Yeah, candystore .com looked over 16 years of their shipping data. That's amazing. To identify the top three favorite candies for each state, and candy corn was in the top three. It was not the first for any state, but it was in the top three for a bunch of different states from South Carolina to Maine to North Dakota to Michigan to New York, and then nationwide it was number eight. That's amazing. And we should thank Leslie, the temp at candiestore .com that month, who they tasked with doing this. You're right, for sure. Poor Leslie. Yeah, poor Leslie. That's all right. It probably wasn't a bad job. All right. They also did a poll, and I think Leslie was in charge of this too, because did they poll 3 ,000 people? Oh, no. Did they poll 3 ,500? Nope. I guess they polled everyone that they had their email contact for, which was, like you said, 3 ,247. And they said that, do you like it? Do you hate it? Why? And nostalgia, which is what I mentioned, that was one of the big reasons why people get this stuff. It's something they had when they were a kid that they might have liked the taste of when they were a kid. And then as adults, they'll say, well, you know, I got to be in that false spirit, and let's grab a bag. And then sweetness was another one for people who like candy corn. And then conversely, sweetness was a big reason people don't like candy corn. One of the respondents said it was like biting into a sugar cube, and that's pretty close to accurate. There's also the waxy texture that puts some people off, including me. I actually don't mind that part. I tell you what, though, I haven't had one in years, but it's an unforgettable flavor. Yeah, I have had it. I can bring that flavor to mind too. I just don't want it again, essentially. Yeah, I'm with you. And overall, though, out of that 3 ,247 Americans they polled, 56 percent were fans and 44 percent were not. So there are more people, at least according to that poll, who like candy corn than don't. That's right. And if you thought it couldn't get any better, everybody, Leslie drilled down even further and found out how people eat them. 51 percent just pop it in their mouth and crunch it like it's a piece of popcorn. Normal. 16 percent start with the widest bit, which is the yellow bit. And then 33 percent conversely flip it over and start at that little smaller white end, which is amazing to me that someone actually takes that tiny of a bite of something that small. Yeah. Some people like that tiny little white part. As if it tastes any different. It definitely does not. It shouldn't. No. If it does, you might want to take it back to the store because there's something wrong with your candy corn. Yeah, this white part tastes good. You got anything else? I got nothing else. Well, we're getting close to Halloween, everybody, which means Short Stuff is out.
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"Hi, I'm Yui Xu and I'm Julie Kraftchick. We're active daters turned dating sociologists here to dive into everything modern dating and relationships. Welcome to the datable podcast. Hello, datables. Is it time for brunchies? I'm going to use the word. Damn right it is. But only if you use the word brunch. That sounds so basic. Hey, you want to go to brunchies? Oh my God. Please don't start that. Brunchy talk. Well, we are back for another episode of Brunch Talk where we answer your burning dating questions, that is the goal of these episodes. They are weekly. They are on Sundays. They are shorter than our midweek podcasts episodes, but we answer your burning questions and we get them done. Question for this Brunch Talk is, is the lack of experience a turnoff when it comes to dating? Yes. And we want to thank this listener, Rahim, who submitted a wonderful review. In addition, five stars with the question that said for more context, I'm a 26 year old male who has limited dating and relationship history. I feel like relationship history and experience is very much relative. You could be 26 and have been in two relationships, but maybe two relationships where you learn nothing from them or you were only in one relationship where you learn a lot from it. I think the bigger picture question is what have you learned from dating that you can apply to relationships? Not so much the experience of relationships. So 26, you're a baby still. It's okay. I don't know why as a culture, we have this thing because we do hear this a lot of people being like, Oh, they don't have any past experience or I'm their first relationship, or they haven't had a lot of partners. There's something wrong with them. That's the feeling. I don't agree with that at all, but for whatever reason, we think that the quantity of our past partners are saying like how desirable we are. I would reframe it of what have you been doing for the last 26 years? Probably some of them, you were just being born and coming to your own. So like even what have you been doing for the last six years? It doesn't even have to be 26 years and just tell your story. It's okay if relationships haven't been a priority for you until now. I don't think 26, even if you're 36, 46, 56, whatever it is, there's never an age. Like we go through different stages of life. It's just, how do you share with someone of where you've been, where you want to go and why right now you're interested in dating and meeting new people? It's all about the narrative that you tell yourself and to other people. If you go into dates and you start with, I haven't had that much relationship experience, yeah, someone's going to corner you into that and think, Oh, okay. Maybe this person doesn't have much to offer. But if you go into dates saying, Oh, I haven't had that many long -term relationships, but I've learned a lot about relational skills, people, skills, learning about myself. I've been in therapy. I've done all the self work that shows experience in itself. And I think that's more valuable than the actual relationships. I've listened to this great podcast, dateable. It's really helped me out.
A highlight from Short Stuff: The Dakota
"Hello everybody, the Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming giving you an incredible viewing experience now You can stream all of your favorite live sports shows and movies with way less buffering freezing and lagging Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network You get a reliable connection so you can sit back relax and enjoy your favorite entertainment Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network learn more at Xfinity .com Xfinity .com Hey and welcome to the short stuff, I'm Josh and there's Chuck and we're going short stuff architectural style specifically architectural style from the mid to late 19th century specifically in Manhattan and the Upper West Side specifically about the Dakota That's right. Can I say something very quickly since this is short stuff? Sure Right before we recorded you said Dakota Fanning and that reminded me I just got back from New York and I had six celebrity sightings One of which was Elle Fanning. Oh, yeah. Yeah, she's in the lobby of a hotel. I go in that hotel to pee I'm always got my head on a swivel in that town, especially in fancy hotel lobbies Sure, and I was like, hey, this is Dakota Fanning and I was like she was sitting with people I was like, there's got to be somebody else famous went to the bathroom came out sitting next to Jessica Chastain Wow, pretty major sighting then at one of my pavement shows I saw Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Yeah, they're married okay Wow say so power couple yeah, I mean he co -wrote Barbie with her and Dean Wareham of Luna, they're all good friends and they were all together So that was a three banger in one and this this lady near me was jumping up and down like screaming it at Greta Gerwig and she was very sweet from up above in the balcony and like made the little heart symbol and like said she Loved her was very sweet. Oh, that's sweet. And then sat next to Tiffany Haddish on the way on the flight home Wow She was a girl across the aisle from me. Did you but did you bug her the whole time? No, I didn't say anything. Were you like, hey, hey Tiffany, you remember this one joke you told? Layers She's great though. She's very pretty too. Yeah. Yes. It is. Wonderful. I like that voice. She's got that sort of a low voice kind of like this I'm Tiffany Haddish. That's right Okay. All right. We got to go cuz we're talking the Dakota here and not Dakota fanning or Elle fanning No, the apartment building in New York City. That's right. The one where John Lennon was shot in front of Live there. No, no. No, he lived there and he was he was shot on the sidewalk outside the Dakota. So That's not the only reason the Dakota's famous. Although it's probably the biggest reason the Dakota's famous One of the reasons that Dakota is famous is because it was one of the first apartment buildings in New York City like they didn't do apartments back then and even more spectacular than that it being one of the first apartment buildings is that it was Plunked down in the Upper West Side at a time when Central Park West one of the most What is it white healed high healed? Well healed well healed like Bits of stretches of real estate in the world was a dirt road still and nowhere's Phil nowhere Yep, nobody wanted to go up that far. They're like, there's nothing up there That's right. Hey seeds in in fact, it was so far out that The guy who built the Dakota who will meet in the second Edward Cabot Clark bought it from an industrialist Whose wife threatened to divorce him if he built their house out there and he's like, I don't just get rid of this piece of Land then yeah, she's like I want to live down here where it's posh in alphabet city You know, it's funny is if you you remember if you go read our book There's a whole chapter on keeping up with the Joneses in it Oh, yeah talks a lot about this part of of New York history where there are all sorts of nowhere's Ville's around that today are just like incredibly and famous Expensive that's right. All right, so the Dakota like you said people were not living in apartments at the time they were living in brownstones, which were single -family homes and There were a couple like a couple started to spring up in the 1870s They weren't great. They were Kind of like you think of New York apartments. They were small. They didn't have a lot of light People didn't love renting And living in them and along came this guy Edward Cabot Clark that you mentioned He was the president of the Singer sewing machine company So he was loaded and he got together with an architect named Henry Janeway Hardenberg a great name and to get into real estate and the first thing they built which is sadly not there anymore is Kind of a prototype for the Dakota called the van Corlier a red brick five -story 36 apartment building that was on 7th between 55th and 56 Yeah, and it immediately improved on its predecessors Because the rooms were larger the apartments themselves were larger. There was a courtyard. So there was plenty of like natural light and air Had elevators apparently which are we're talking like the 1880s 1870s and there was also I think a What was there oh there was a ramp that went beneath it so then You didn't have to solely your family reputation by accepting deliveries out there in public You could go down to the basement and meet the delivery driver to get them to take whatever they gave you Yeah, and it was just nicer overall I think there was a an intercom system and you know, like Spanish tile. It was just it was just a step up for sure and all of a sudden in 1878 They rented out very quickly and so Clark was like, alright it turns out if you if you build it nice enough they will come and Apartments can be a real thing and like you said bought that property or I guess it was just land at the time, right? Yeah, yeah bought this land from Jacob Henry Schiff way way uptown and Decided to build his second Sort of dream property there. Yep, which would be the Dakota and I say that we pause for a message break and then return and begin talking about the Dakota some more and Tiffany Haddish right after this I'm Jonathan Strickland host of the podcast tech stuff I sat down with Sunun Shahani of Surfare Mobility, which recently went public We talked about flying and electric planes and regional air mobility The future of travel doesn't have to include crowded airports cramps seats or long road trips It can be as simple as using an app to book a short -range flight on an electric plane Learn more on tech stuff on the I heart radio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast This episode of stuff you should know is brought to you by t -mobile for business Hey everybody have you ever been driving around looking for a parking spot getting more and more irritated and you think why can't I just Look up parking spaces around my area I mean like wouldn't that make sense and if you find the spot faster You're going to create less traffic and in that sense Everybody's life is made better just by the ability to look up a parking spot. 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That's right offering the nation's largest 5g network T -mobile is the best network partner to take your business to the next level now is the time to business Bravely and start building your future today Just go to t -mobile .com slash now to learn more So Chuck we're talking about the Dakota now starting now Okay, so if the van Corleer was a Advancement based on the stuff that came a few years before it the Dakota was an even better advancement Improvement based on the van Corleer. It had big apartments big rooms Courtyard lots of light Ramp underneath and all that stuff, but it was also like even more Luxuriously designed like if you came over to someone's apartment, you couldn't see through down the hallway to every single room the walls were kind of like designed around so that you couldn't like there was a Separation between your visitors in the living part of the apartment or the sleeping part, you know the family part I guess is what you call it just little details like that Another big detail is that it had its own power plant that generated electricity for it in the 1870s Yeah, not bad the kitchens had little balconies so if you had stinky stuff like garbage that you couldn't get down or Maybe even stinky food or something. You could put it just right outside the kitchen, which was something that a lot of places didn't have Yeah, they had a boiler So they had insulated pipes bringing steam and hot water into the building Which was a big innovation at the time and they had tennis courts. They had croquet courts It was it was a real gym. It still is it's one of my favorite buildings in New York Every time I go up there to Central Park, at least I try to pop out on that area and just go go Give it a look Because it's a beautiful building. It's sort of a mishmash of styles It's been called, you know, French Renaissance or got German Gothic or even Victorian and it's kind of a little bit of everything But it's it's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen it in person if I have I didn't realize it You may have it's it's lovely. It's right there on a corner. So here's the thing when Edward Cabot Clark was creating the Dakota He was widely derided for it. They called it Clark's Folly because people were deeply insensitive in the 19th century and the reason why they call it that is because again, it's in the middle of nowhere and People aren't really into apartments Like we said they live in like three -story Brownstones like they live in homes They don't live in apartments the people who lived in apartments as far as this house stuff works article points out were widows Widowers and people who are waiting for their wealthy relatives to die so they could inherit their house And all of a sudden Clark is like no. No, we're changing the game Anyone who is anyone is gonna want to live in an apartment and it turns out his gamble paid off. He was right Yeah, he sadly he died before it was finished So he didn't get to see it come to fruition But it was certainly not his folly because like you said people lined up to rent these things or I guess I don't know were they all rentals at the time. I wonder if anyone were available for sale. I think they were all rentals Okay, well people rented him, but they were people that had money. They just weren't like robber barons who wanted to live in mansions They were they were sort of the early New York, you know upper class They were people who like were bank presidents and people who like the CEOs of the time, right? Apparently the Adams sisters were heirs to a chewing gum Fortune they live there with it and that flavor tea berry one of the greatest gum flavors of all time. That's a Was it tea berry? Now, are you kidding? Cuz I can't tell no. No, that's for real. It's like a Kind of salmon pink colored Gum, no, no the the wrapper is okay It tastes like salmon too. No, it's a really delicate unique flavor and you could probably find it like Cracker Barrel Don't they have all sorts of old -timey candies or one of those rocket fizz places? I have no idea anywhere that sells candy I'll bet they have tea berry stick gum and it's really worth trying. All right Nice tip there. Thanks. So The Dakota started a trend all of a sudden luxury apartment houses started popping up all over the place Kind of in the same model with like bigger rooms and higher ceilings and stuff like that and the Upper West Side it wasn't right then but around the early 1900s that really started to take off and Really changed the face of New York of New York, you know, they they started building up more after World War one, obviously when New York said they could and Apartments became the way to go. Yeah Eventually, the the Dakota started seeing a different clientele not you know Straights and squares like bank presidents but like stars like Lauren Bacall and Judy Garland Wowie Wow horse Karloff, too That's pretty cool Imagine living next to him and then of course two of the most famous residents John Lennon and Yoko Oh, no Is blamed widely for moving John Lennon to the Dakota and he would have lived had she not done that Do people say that? Probably somebody out there. Okay poking fun at those people. No, I think he loved the Dakota Yeah, it would seem to be his home. They were there for like a dozen years. I think right before he died I'm not sure how long he loved New York City though. It was it was a great scene for both. He and Yoko. Yep You anything else? I got nothing else go check out the Dakota if you're in New York It's a great great looking building.
A highlight from How To Earn Free Cardano!
"If you want to stake your crypto without having to risk leaving your coins on an exchange, without having to lose custody of your coins, well, staking on Cardano has never been easier, and we're going to go through some options. Let's go ahead and discover crypto. Alright, well, first, why would you not want to keep your crypto on an exchange? Okay, within the fine print of these exchanges, if something were to go insolvent, if something were to happen, if there's sort of a bankruptcy issue, those coins are probably going to be lost forever, or at least you're going to lose a portion of them forever. And if you do get anything back, it's going to be legal proceedings, and it's going to take you years. So the phrase, not your keys, not your cheese, or not your keys, not your crypto, has never been more important. And Cardano has some novel solutions that kind of can get around this. Personally, I'm actually no stranger to this. I've lost, essentially, 2 ETH to Celsius. I don't know when I'll get it back. I don't know what I'll get back. And I guarantee, it'll probably be a fraction of what I originally lent. And you know what? At this point, just give me 50%, just give me 75 % of my ETH back, and I would be happy. And this kind of leads you to the question, what is the point of staking rewards if you're just going to end up losing your crypto? I was trying to get I think around 10 % for my ETH, maybe lost forever. What can Cardano do? Cardano actually has tons of options. You could stake on hardware wallets like a Treasure or a Ledger. You can also self -custody on web wallets like Exodus, or you could use a Cardano -based wallet like Yori, or I'm going to go over NAMI today. NAMI was founded by the same person that founded Facebuds. Facebuds was the first 10K PFP on Cardano. This guy has been building for years and years and years. I've been a big fan of his wallet. Today, we're going to be using Chrome. And, folks, you got to be very careful with Chrome extensions. So we're going to use the link from NAMI's actual wallet. I got the NAMI link from Barry's link. Barry apparently named NAMI after NAMI from One Piece. I don't know. That's for the anime fans out there. I'm not so much a fan of that, but I know this is Barry. I've been following this for years and years and years. So I'm going to use the link for the NAMI wallet here. And I'm going to use the link in the NAMI Wallet X account. That takes me to namiwallet .io. And then I feel comfortable going to the Chrome store. I typed it in into the Chrome store. There is only one. There doesn't seem to be any counterfeit apps. Guys, you always got to be careful. There could always be a fake, a phishing site. You just got to be very, very careful. Double -check your URLs. I'll lead you to the NAMI Web Store extension here. I've already have it downloaded. It looks over 200 ,000 users, about 169 rankings. So if you were to Google it and you pull it up, it only has 1 ,000 users. You know it's not the real one. So let's go ahead and go over NAMI now. After you download it, you can either create a new wallet, in which it'll give you your seed phrase, be very careful when you write it down, and then be very careful when you're storing this. Or you can go ahead and upload one of your own wallets. I already have a wallet on here. And we are already staking the Berry pool right here. You can also use this Cardano wallet to hook up to a DeFi application like a menswap. And if we go ahead and click here where it says Berry, now Berry is the staking pool. This is what I have an available reward. So I am staking my Cardano. I haven't claimed it for months. So my 562 has earned me 10 .7 Cardano. But say I want to restake the 10, I would go ahead and withdraw. So we're going to do that now. Okay, you can see the 10 .7 has hit. I now have 573 from 562. And now that is automatically going to be restaked. And then now my next reward should be slightly higher from 560 to 570. You know, maybe I get an extra, you know, 120th of a Cardano now. And the way staking rewards works, it's a little bit like a lottery system. There's a lot of different Cardano staking pool operators, all those SPOs. These SPOs all have a, you know, a random chance to be assigned some staking rewards. You might get lucky and get your staking rewards up to 6 % for an epoch. An epoch is what the Cardano uses for its basis of time for the issuing rewards. So you might get lucky, get 56 % for that epoch, or you might get unlucky, only get 1%. If you have 100 Cardano at the end of the year, expect about 3 .3 extra Cardano after 12 months. If you ever want to change who you're staking to, you can see right here, it says Barry, we're going to switch it to someone in -house. That's right. We have BJ. BJ stakes as well. He has the NES pool. We're going to go ahead and unstake here. And you'll see that I'll give you plenty of warnings here. You'll no longer receive rewards. Rewards from the two previous epoch will be lost. Full balance will be withdrawn. And then the two ADA deposit will be refunded. You have to re -register and wait 20 days to receive rewards again, okay? So I'm going to go ahead. I'm going to lose out on a month's worth of rewards basically for you so we can walk through this process. Alright, let's go ahead and confirm here. So about 30 seconds later, the delegate button is now blank, and we're going to re -delegate to a new staking pool operator. So the NAMI wallet is automatically just going to put you to the Barry pool. So we need to go to pool .pm here. So when you go to pool .pm, you'll see the little NAMI button on the top right. We're going to go ahead and click that and just go ahead and leave us. We're going to give access to pool .pm. Pool .pm is give it as the Etherscan equivalent kind of of Cardano. And now you can see it is unstaked. And so let's find ourselves a new pool operator. Back to the main page by clicking the pool .pm tab here. And then you'll see on the right, it says staking. Go ahead and click on staking. And then you're going to hit search after hitting the staking tab here. And then after that, you will see the pools right there, folks. Me, I'm looking for BJ's NES pool. Type in NES. It looks like he has the only one. Now, if there were two, I'd have to talk to him and, you know, then, hey, make sure we have the right one. See how much aid is delegated. Then we would compare the numbers. He would say, oh yeah, I have 7 .9 million ADA delegated. And then one of them would have 7 .9 million. And the other one would have like 47 ADA. So after you type in NES, go ahead and click join right here. Sign your wallet transaction. And then you just got to wait for confirmation. Now we're going to have to wait a couple epochs before we start getting rewards. BJ doesn't even know I'm doing this, so I'll surprise him in person. I'm sure he'll have a good kick out of this. He's currently in Magic Las Vegas. So you'll just wait for confirmation. It might take a while. And after that, you'll start earning rewards. It is that simple. I'm not losing custody of my Cardano. My other Cardano is still in the other stake pool. So I don't have to worry about, you know, any kind of centralization or, you know, if one entity goes down, I'm not feeling bad about it. If they don't do the right thing with their software and all of a sudden, hey, I'm not getting any rewards. No one's getting any rewards. They're like, oh, I didn't do the update. You don't have to worry about that. I feel very, very comfortable in the Berry pool. If anyone is doing the updates, it is Berry Alessandro. That's all you got to do to stake your Cardano. 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A highlight from New All Time High Coming? (Polkadot Price Prediction)
"Hey what's up everyone, my name is AJ writes crypto and this is the price prediction department. Every week in the comments, there are about 5 -10 people out there asking for a Polkadot price prediction. This one is for you, let's dive in and discover crypto. I'm going to start off by saying that Polkadot is a deep, deep dive. While some projects are relatively cut and dry, DOT is as complicated as it gets. If you really want to jump into the Polkadot rabbit hole, just a heads up, it's going to take weeks for you to get a well -rounded understanding of its complexities. I will link it down below in the description, but I have read the Polkadot whitepaper on two separate occasions now, and when you start seeing science class diagrams like this one here, understand that to do a full -fledged coin review on Polkadot would take at least three hours minimum. With that said, I'm going to give a brief overview and stick with the price prediction. Here is a quick explanation of Polkadot directly from that whitepaper. Polkadot provides the bedrock relay chain upon which a large number of validatable, globally coherent, dynamic data structures may be hosted side by side. We call these data structures parallelized, or parachains, though there is no specific need for them to be blockchained in nature. Understand that Polkadot's main focus is interoperability, or communication between blockchains who otherwise wouldn't be able to communicate. With that network of parachains and the XCM, or the cross -consensus message format, Polkadot has grown an ecosystem of over 600 projects who have the ability to communicate with each other. Another thing I really like about Polkadot is how they utilize their side canary chain Kusama. Kusama acts as a live testnet for Polkadot that is pretty much used as their science experiment to see what will and what won't work on the main chain. Without getting too far into the weeds, I want to point out that I know some people who are really big on Polkadot, and I also know some people who are completely against it. For those people who are completely against it, the complaints I've heard are either about Gavin Wood's personal life, which I will not get into, and I've also heard that the parachains were somewhat of a flop. When they started the original 41 parachain auctions back in November of 21, there were some projects that came out swinging, like Acala, Moonbeam, Astar, Clover Finance, but as the parachain auctions continued into 2022, there were less and less funds raised and less contributors to the projects as we ventured further into the bear market. I remember it used to be a really big deal when a project landed a parachain spot, but unfortunately as time went on, the more and more projects that landed them, the less and less it mattered. To be fair, the timing of the bear market really, really hurt their cause. But on the bright side, according to key insights from the Masari State of Polkadot Q2 update, OpenGov, their new decentralized governance model, launched back in June. This is significant because since Polkadot is a proof of stake blockchain, improving their governance is a big step forward for decentralization. Also, like I mentioned before, V3 of XCM recently launched, which is their cross consensus messaging format. This is basically like the key to the door of interoperability. The most bullish observation for Polkadot is earlier this year when the SEC was going hard in the pain against Binance and Coinbase, Polkadot was a lucky project that was not flagged by the SEC as the security. I mean, Gary Gensler has called every project under the sun a security, but not Polkadot. Let's give him a call and find out why. What's his number again? Oh yeah, six, six, six. Okay. Gary, how you doing, man? Yeah, I know that hearing was pretty rough, but hey, quick question. Why is Polkadot not a security? Wait, they paid you how much? And once again, he hung up on me. I will link that Masari update down below in the description. It is an excellent tool for those needs to know facts. I use Masari every day to keep track of all my favorite coins. Shout out to Ryan Selkis and Masari, not a paid advertisement. With all that said, let's get into the price prediction. Remember, the equation for price predictions is price equals market cap divided by circulating supply. Polkadot put in its all -time high of $55 on November 4th, 2021. At the time, its market cap was $56 .5 billion and its supply was north of $987 million. Today, DOT is 92 % down from its all -time high and it sets just over $4. Its market cap currently sits around $5 .15 billion and its supply is a little over $1 .27 billion, a 29 % increase from its previous all -time high. For perspective, if DOT put in its all -time high market cap with today's supply, that $55 Polkadot would now be a $44 Polkadot. As you can see, when the supply goes up, the market cap has so much extra work to do. The problem with this, though, is that DOT is inherently inflationary and it increases about 10 % every year. With that said, according to this chart here from TokenDOTUnlocks, its supply is projected to be $1 .688 billion by November of 2025, which is the projected top of the next bull run based off the Bitcoin halving cycle. For even more perspective, if we ran that supply against the previous all -time high market cap, that $55 DOT becomes a $33 .5 DOT. So for Polkadot to reach its previous all -time high with this new heightened supply, it would require a $92 .8 billion market cap, which is 64 % higher than its previous all -time high market cap. In other words, like I said, Polkadot has a lot of work to do. But to be fair, 46 % of the total supply was staked at the end of Q2 this year. So there is obviously a dedicated community and Polkadot has more active developers than any project in crypto. So my question is, what can that really do for the market cap? Of course, you probably know that I really like to use dominance as a gauge to see what's possible. For those of you that don't know, at the top of the last bull run, the total crypto market cap sat right around $3 trillion. When I use dominance for a gauge, it piggybacks off the idea that the total crypto market cap for the top of the next bull run is likely to range somewhere between $7 to $10 trillion. That is just an estimation. As you can see here, DOT has a relative support resistance line on its dominance chart at 0 .93%. The idea here is that if the total crypto market cap went to $7 to $10 trillion and Polkadot could get that 0 .93%, just less than one full percent, this would give us a range for its market cap. So when we pair that dominance level with the $7 trillion total cap, that would lead to a $65 .1 billion market cap for Polkadot. When you pair that with the new heightened supply, you're looking at about a $38 .70 DOT. If you pair the same dominance level against the $10 trillion total market cap, that would be a $93 billion market cap for Polkadot. When you pair that with the new heightened supply, ironically, we would have a $55 .09 Polkadot, which is only a few pennies higher than its previous all -time high. It is pretty funny how those numbers lined up like that, but I do want to point out that dominance is a guideline and it's not a law. I do like to use it as a tool to get an idea of the range to see what's possible, but to be honest, I do not think DOT is going to be able to put up a $93 billion market cap. So to be honest with you, this is one of those coins in my book that will not surpass its previous all -time high. Personally, for my price prediction, I see DOT probably landing somewhere between $25 to $37, where $37 is an 8 .4x and would require a $62 .5 billion market cap. Boom, there you go. There's my price prediction for Polkadot. Let me know down below in the comments what you thought. Am I too bearish? Am I too bullish? Let me know what you think. Also, I have the next two videos planned out, but after that, I want to know down below in the comments what coins you want to see me cover. I do read the comments, I do hear what you're saying, and I want to cover what you want to learn about. With all that being said, my name is A .J. Rights Crypto. Have yourself a great day.
Who's Feeling the Pinch? Everybody!
"Fuel prices are soaring. Who is feeling the pinch? Ask The Wall Street Journal. Well, I know who's feeling the pinch. Everybody, every single person out there is feeling the pinch. Yesterday, the Dow was off 70 points. Now, the NASDAQ and the S &P 500 eked up a win. Amazon, for whatever it look, I own two stocks, Amazon and Palantir. Palantir, because Teal started it and I figure he's a genius and it'll win someday. And Amazon simply because I like to follow one stock. I used to own Apple for many, many years. And I got, I dumped Apple because they're too, they're in bed with the Chinese. So I dumped Apple and I got Amazon and Amazon happens to be benefiting from the artificial intelligence. They're actually pretty good at it. And I see yesterday, they released a new AI product. And so they went up 2 .56%. I mean, this week has been nuts. This year has been nuts for Amazon, but they're the outliers. Unless you own AI stocks, you're just, you've been watching the market drift around a little bit. Ten -year treasury went to 4 .264 and the cost of gold stayed low at $1 ,927 an ounce. Now I've always said, my financial advice is worth nothing, but I suspect your financial advisors will tell you to diversify your portfolio. I wouldn't be surprised if they say you have 5 % in precious metals and or dirt unrelated to your house. Things that cannot go away. Things that can't disappear.
A highlight from Session 2 Evangelism
"Today we start with evangelism defined. We need a what is evangelism and the slide is just here to help. Everything that's up here on the screen is also on your sheet. By the way, the word evangelism itself doesn't appear in the KJV, it doesn't appear there at all. But the word euangelia, euangelixo, I think I have that down here, the word evangelist appears three times and that's Acts 21 .8 where it speaks of the house of Philip, the evangelist. And in Ephesians 4 .11 where he says he gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastor teachers. And then 2 Timothy 4 verse 5 where he says, do the work of an evangelist, recommending that to Timothy the pastor. So the word evangelist appears there but the word evangelize as such is not in the King James but it appears there in various forms. Many times the word euangelixo or any of the declension of that, euangelixo, it is related to the word euangelion which is the gospel and euangelixo, I bear the good news, I bear the gospel, I bring the gospel. And I've listed some ways it's used here. Matthew 11 .15, one word, have the gospel preached. One word for those five words, a form of that word. Luke 4 .18, to preach the gospel, that appears in Acts 16 .10, Romans 1 .15, Romans 15 .20, 1 Corinthians 1 .17, 2 Corinthians 10 .20, there you have the word, one word translated to preach the gospel. Luke 7 .22 and again in 2 Peter 1 .25, the gospel is preached. One word, euangelion or euangelixo, I should say. Luke 8 .1, showing the glad tidings. Luke 9 .6, preaching the gospel, one word for all three words. Luke 20, verse 1, preached the gospel. Acts 8 .25, 14 .7, 14 .21, Romans 10 .15, preach the gospel and again in that same verse bring glad tidings. Same word, 1 Corinthians 9 .16, I preach the gospel, Galatians 4 .13, Galatians 1 .8, preach any other gospel. And so it has the word in King James, any other, but the word, preach the gospel, is one word in the Greek there, euangelixo, 1 Thessalonians 3 .6, brought good tidings, Hebrews 4 .2, 1 Peter 1 .12, those that have preached the gospel unto you. And 1 Peter 4 .6, the gospel preached. So that word appears many, many times, let's look at it some more here. I better keep the computer up to date with me here. Whoops, what am I doing wrong here? I thought I just punched here, what do I do? I'm going to have to have Chris come back and tell me what to do, something's froze up here. What did I punch that time? Alright, I'm rushing it too fast, alright, we'll catch up with that in a bit. Luke 3 .18, 4 .43, 16 .16, and all of those references there, I'll go through all of them. Every one of them I've listed down here from the above references we find 48 times the word euangelixo appears in the New Testament. Other references which I've not listed where the word is translated declared and showed. The frequent use of this word in the Greek New Testament tells us how important the Lord considers this matter of evangelism. The word preached the gospel or related phrases as a translation of the one word translated into English, evangelized. And though it doesn't appear in our King James Version, it does appear in the Greek New Testament. So, let's note that next paragraph. In addition to these 48 references involving that word, there are an additional 56 references in the New Testament that have the word gospel, a translation of euangelion. This makes a total of 114 verses in the original that speak of the gospel and the proclamation of the gospel. And so, it is an important word. I want to see where I am. Where do you find the word on this, the frequent use of this word? That's way back at the first point, isn't it? Ah, right where I am. I'm right there. Now, let me figure out what I punched a minute ago. I think I did. I've got it going now. Alright. The meaning of evangelism. The meaning of evangelism. John Stott stated, the deep Bible doesn't, wow, something happened there. Does not just contain the gospel, it is the gospel. He was commenting on Galatians 3 .8, the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, in thee shall all nations be blessed. Now, of course, John Stott would not be in our camp, and I'd agree with his statement, though he might not agree with us stating that we ought to preach the whole counsel of God. And we're going to need to keep that in mind all the way through. We need to preach the whole counsel of God. Yes, sir? Some of the reading for Dr. Rice, he said that if so many or evangelism was the main business of the Christian, do you think that's an accurate statement? The question he asked was this, and the reason I'm repeating the question is so it gets on the tape. The question he asked was this, in the reading from Dr. Rice, he said that the main business is the business of evangelism. Am I giving it right? And he said, what is my appraisal of that? I would believe that statement is very true. Our preaching ought not be totally evangelism and evangelistic. In fact, our business, he asked the question, the way he phrased it, the main business is solely, I'm going down the road here a ways, I'm going to give you an article that appeared, I'm trying to remember who it was, I think it was written by Dr. Gordon, I'm not sure. Anyway, I've got one in the notes here. Keeping to the main issue, keeping to the main business, and it's quite an article. It wasn't Dr. Gordon. I can't even remember who wrote it now, but I've got it to hand out and I want you to take it. I believe the main business of all our churches is the matter of winning souls and missions, outreach, winning, evangelizing. Now that doesn't mean in doing that, that all of my preaching ought to be evangelistic and everything about my church should be evangelism. I need to be building up the Christians and we're going to come to that. I need to be building up the Christians and evangelism doesn't involve just winning the soul. The evangelism involves discipling that person after he's born again. I think we'll cover much of that, but I'm not saying that I disagree with Dr. Rice. I'm saying I may be adding to him, adding some things to what he would say, but I believe the one thing we neglect an awful lot in our churches and look for excuses to neglect is this matter of evangelism. We come along with the idea there are other things more important and we get sidetracked. Up in Marshalltown, Iowa, there is the Fellowship Baptist Church up there. The pastor at one time was Dr. Glenn Jaspers and David Jaspers pastored the church. He's now president of Maranatha. David Jaspers pastored the church for a time. And you walk in their building, in the foyer, right there in the foyer is a great big sign I've never forgotten. It says, let's keep the main business the main business. And what they're saying is the emphasis around here needs to be on evangelism, keeping the main business the main business. And fellas, that's exactly what I fail to do a lot of the time. I let other things crowd in and push me and I have to check up on myself all the time. And too often, I'm not keeping the main business the main business. And so I'm saying to you, I believe evangelism is desperately important. Alright, now when you ask a question, I'll answer your question. I will give you opportunity, now feel free to raise your hand, unless you've got a real long question, then I want you to be up here sitting, give you an opportunity to come up here and be seated so you can get right up to a microphone. They're supposed to have a microphone standing, we will have one, for long winded questions. But than other that, I'm going to answer, I'll re -state the question here. He needs a coffee, who handed these out, do you have two of them? Okay, alright, he's got one, thank you. So I believe the statement by Dr. Rice is true and however, let me go back, you'll make a mistake if you say, well it's a main business so every sermon is going to be evangelistic. I believe every sermon should contain evangelism. There should be the gospel in every message I bring, enough gospel to challenge a person to get saved. But my business, let's go to Ephesians 4 .11, he gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry. Now we'll come to this later, we might as well get to it now. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, the second word for there is E -I -S, unto. That could be translated, that we are perfecting the saints, who is that? The evangelist and the pastor teacher, to perfect or mature the saints, the word perfect there is the idea of maturing the saints, maturing the saints unto the work of the ministry. So what should it be? We should understand that it shouldn't be that we are in the pastorate and we're standing in the pulpit to develop others so they'll go out and give out the word of God. That we're maturing the believers unto the work of the ministry, unto the edifying of the body of Christ. Now I think that's an important verse to have as a key in your philosophy, Ephesians 4 .11 -13. I think it's vital that you have those and that you memorize them and keep that in mind. When we do that, it says the evangelist and the pastor teacher, for the perfecting of the saints, for the maturing of the saints, unto the work of the ministry. What am I saying? Evangelism is the main thing and I ought to be developing Christians so they can go out and be evangelists. So they can go out and do the work of evangelism. And that means that my messages, and I think this is the way I operate, my messages are primarily to Christians. And nearly every message I bring, I could probably say this wasn't a thoroughly evangelistic message. My messages are to bring a message to the Christians to help develop them so they can go out and be better soul winners. But all the time I have in mind, we need to develop soul winners around this church and evangelism is a major thrust. Did I answer your question? Yes sir. Alright, thank you. Okay, let's come on to Roman numeral II, the meaning of evangelism. And we'll come on down to a second quote by John Stott. Oh, I went a little past that, no here we go again. It went on beyond that. Second quote, through the Bible, God is Himself actually evangelizing, that is communicating the good news to the world. All scripture preaches the gospel, God evangelizes through it. However, again I'd say that all of us fellas need to remember we're called to preach the whole counsel of God. And you see guys like John Stott and those men do not believe that separation is a doctrine. That's the problem with the new evangelical crowd. They do not believe separation is a doctrine. I believe you've got a doctrine of inspiration and you've got a doctrine of the virgin birth and the resurrection and a doctrine of separation. And we should respect it as a doctrine and preach and teach it just like we do other doctrine and realize that separation is a vital issue. But the main business of a church is to evangelize and win souls. Alright, let's go on. Capital letter A, the Bible is really the best sourcebook, capital letter A, the proclamation of the gospel. Now, we see from these notes given above, it means to give the gospel the good news of salvation, to get out the message.
6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Moracco..Over 2,000 Reported Dead
"Happy Sunday everybody, welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming at 5 .28 PM. The world is watching and praying for Morocco after a devastating 6 .8 magnitude earthquake has left over 2 ,000 people dead and is responsible for enormous damage in the historic city of Marachech. Very, very bad news for Morocco and the people of that country. A devastating earthquake just happens out of nowhere. This is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country in decades. The numbers continue to pour in. They are expecting massive, huge amounts of casualties in this huge earthquake, but the numbers, according to the latest updates, are 2 ,012 have been killed and 1 ,404 remain in critical condition, according to Morocco State TV, citing the Interior Ministry. Rescue operations are ongoing and authorities continue to pull the dead from this rubble. Obviously, you know, it's a search and rescue effort at this point. Morocco's worst earthquake ever recorded was in 1960. This was near the western city of Agadir, which killed at least 12 ,000. Many Moroccans spent Friday night on the streets fearful of aftershocks from the 6 .8 magnitude earthquake. Many Canadians who are in Morocco say this earthquake, which has killed over 2 ,000 people in the North African country, is absolutely incredible and terrifying. So we know that, you know, Montreal and there's a huge Canadian population in Morocco. Those two countries are very, very well connected. And I think it was the Canadian Prime Minister, I think his name is Trudeau, he was really working hard to try to assist the people of Morocco. Also, I read where Spain sent like 56 rescuers over there to help these people. This is a terrible situation, man. Anytime there's an earthquake, obviously, it catches people by surprise. People were not prepared for something like this. So the casualties are huge. I mean, they are expecting, I mean, the biggest, you know, earthquake ever to hit Morocco killed like 12 ,000 people. We could be looking at those kind of numbers here. From the early reports, there is no telling how many casualties are still under all that, you know, rubble. And you know, this is just a really, really very, very bad situation. So we here on Convo Over Cigars, I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming, we are praying for the people of Morocco. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. Happy Sunday, guys.
A highlight from Ep. 116 - Talking About The Music Of 1977
"Well, here we are. Episode 116. On the march to 200 and beyond. And on this episode, I have the Wrecking Two with me, Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. And we're going to be talking about the year 1977, and music, and some movies, some news flashbacks maybe. Interesting, yeah. I say it was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. So sit back, relax, get yourself some Acapulco Gold or some Panama Red, break open a bottle of Rianini Limbrusco, sit back, relax, and enjoy 1977 all over again. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. I got a little FaceTime from young Amanda this afternoon. So I'm sitting there just kind of chilling. Oh, my little girl's calling me. She calls me. And hi. I'm like, what's up, little girl? She just kind of looks and says, can I see the cats? Oh, yeah, that's my life. She don't miss me. Misses the cats. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. And welcome to the podcast. Do you know the name of it? So I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter. It's Twitter, formerly known as Twitter X, whatever, a lot of them all over the place. It's going to be a good show tonight. It's going to be a good show. In the intro, I mentioned Acapulco Gold. And speaking of Acapulco Gold, it's Luke Aleccio from the Music Relish show. No stems, no seeds that you don't need. Acapulco Gold is... There you go, buddy. That's a blast. That's sweet. Let me give you some of that, buddy. Thank you. Yeah. A little teaching charm for you. Enough of that. And speaking of Panama Red, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish. Chardonnay Gold. Instead of Acapulco Gold, he's got the Chardonnay Gold. Yeah. As usual. What's up, gentlemen? How you doing, gentlemen? Good. How are you? Doing all right. Doing all right. Yeah. Hey, you know who I don't miss? Who? I really don't miss Jimmy Buffett. Let's start off the show on a... He's a cynic. I don't miss him. I don't miss him. I'm not going to miss Jimmy Buffett. I really jumped on that bandwagon. Never really got it. Me neither. To me, it's not a bandwagon thing. It's something where I knew there's two or three songs and more steel drums, really more steel drums. But things I've heard, you know, scanning through Margaritaville radio, there was some pretty good stuff. You know, like nothing going to change your world, but you know... It's not my type of music. No, I'm not a parrothead. And I think his concerts were his big, like the Grateful Dead, you know? The concert is what it is. The experience. Yeah. Right? The Jimmy Buffett experience. I guess so. Yeah. It was his motif, you know, escapism kind of, you know. But he did spawn that horrible genre of golf and western music. Yeah. Yeah. I'd rather sit in the parking lot with a cooler of beers and a hibachi and listen to the pretenders. Yeah. Did Jimmy ever tour with the dead? Is there really a fuck up with the dead? That would have been a huge crowd, though. Boy, that's the mellowest concert ever. Dead parrotheads. Dead parrotheads. I think he's more of that mellow west coast. I think I could see him touring with the Eagles or James Taylor, I think, more now. He's some Key West buddy. Don't put him on the left coast. No, no, no. He's a Key West man. He was his own entity. Actually, he moved from the Key West. He didn't live there for a long time. Right. But his studio was there. His studio was right next to his bar, right like connected to his studio. Yeah. So that's where he would go. I remember when I worked U .S. Customs behind the scenes at Miami International, he had his own private jet. It would come up from, I guess, the Keys, but he didn't travel in just anything. It would be like, because if you have your own jet, you have a parking spot. You would have a bus. You would have a bus, like a tour bus would take him from Key West. It is from Miami. It's about a two hour drive. So you're going to do it in luxury, but everything's good with you guys. Hot. Yeah. Too damn hot up here in New York. It's hot as Bono's whatever was balls in the back of my neck. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like this. I want winter. Did Lou freeze up? Oh, no. There we go again. The pressure's on me. I got to be Lou. You've got to be Lou. Let me get this brain. I've got to be Lou. I've got to be Lou. Then there he goes. He's off the screen. Ten minutes. Let's set the timer. Set the timer. Will he break ten minutes? Will he come back on under ten minutes? Let's see. I'm starting it. See? I got the timer going there. All right. All right. Well, we're talking about 1977. I was old, but eight years old. So, I was, let me see, probably 12 going on 13, I think, right? I'm 59 now, so you're what, 56? 53. 53? Yeah. And you were eight? Yeah. I was born in 1969. So, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12. Yeah. That was right. 13. Well, 12, 13. Yeah. Yeah. I think I was beginning. I was a freshman. I was a freshman. Although, where I grew up, the freshman didn't go to the high school. That was only 10, 11, and 12. Ninth grade was at its own building. Oh. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Yeah. But, yeah, 1977, interesting year. Yeah. A lot happened. Yeah. As I said in the intro, I think 1977 was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. Things were really starting to change. I think disco still had a little bit of a hold, but I think that was the tail end of disco, and it was the beginning of punk, and so there was a transition. That's where, I think, right there is where it started. So, let's get right into 77, as I usually do. I'm starting to like this little format. Yeah. Year by year. And it makes a long podcast, but hey, listen, we're in it for the ride with whoever's listening. We're in it for the ride. January 1st, 1977, The Clash headlined the opening night of London's only punk rock club. You know the name of that club? No. The Roxy. Another Roxy. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So, let's start right off with stories. So, I get off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. So, 10 years later, right? 10 years later, 87, I get off the plane. My buddy's there, meets me. It lands right on the base. They called it the freedom bird because the turnaround flight was taking people home, right? I get, you know, they bring me back to temporary quarters. I get changed. My buddy's like, let's go. And we go off base. And it is absolutely insane. Like, you can't even imagine the sounds and sights and the energy. And yeah, I can always say, like, if you saw Deer Hunter when Robert De Niro goes back to Saigon, you know, and it's like just that motor, little motorcycles driving by and it's a dirt road. The main street is a dirt road. And this was your first time in the Philippines? In the Philippines. Yeah. It's stationed there. And my buddy says to me, he says, all right, listen, when you go into these bars, you got to act like you've done it before. Oh, come on. I grew up in Boston. I run the streets. I was in the subways. Of course I can. I walk in the first bar I walk into, The Roxy. It's called The Roxy, right? And I just, first thing you see is a bar, a U -shaped bar, right? Big U -shaped bar. The music is just cranking. I think it was like Motley Crue or something just cranking. And right in the middle of that, running right down the center of that Horseshoe bar was a stage and there had to be 15 girls up there just dancing. Like go -go girls type thing. Uh -huh. In bikinis. I was like, what the fuck? Oh, shit. And then I order a beer and the bartender is this Filipino girl. She looks, she says, first thing she says to me, you cherry boy. Cherry boy. Meaning I'm new. And I said, I looked at my buddy. I said, how does she know? He says, it's in your eyes. You're just staring around. They see it in your eyes. Yeah. They know that look. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch anytime on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Welcome into this week's Mike Gallagher Show. No interruptions podcast. The only rule, no interrupting allowed. So if you get frustrated when you hear a bunch of people on TV talking over each other and yelling at each other, if you get mad at big mouth Mike Gallagher for interrupting callers, this is a great place for you to settle in and hear two sides of an issue from two smart people who are going to present an opposing point of view. As you know, I've been maintaining for a long time now that it seems inconceivable to me that Joe Biden can be the nominee in 2024. I went on vacation last week in London and what Brits are saying about President Biden was pretty astounding. So let me bring two people into this conversation. John D. O 'Connor is an experienced trial lawyer. He's been practicing law in San Francisco since 1972. This is a guy you want in your corner if you're ever in hot water. He's the author of the new book, The Mysteries of Watergate, What Really Happened. And I'm really looking forward to reading his book. And Mr. O 'Connor definitely believes that Gavin Newsom will be the Democrat 2024 presidential nominee, which is something that I've sort of leaned into. Now, Douglas McKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official. He was a writer in the White House for Presidents Reagan and George H .W. Bush. He writes for Town Hall, hundreds of columns in every major paper. And he's the author of the book, The Liberty 56 Lessons from Those Who Risked All to Sign the Declaration of Independence. So gentlemen, to both of you, I appreciate you taking time to join us today on the No Interruptions podcast. Mr. O 'Connor, let me start with you. You believe that Gavin Newsom will definitely be the nominee. I think a lot of signs point to that as well. To my vacation last week over in the UK, I started asking a bunch of Brits, Uber drivers and waitresses and waiters what they think about the American political scene. And it was astounding how many Brits would say to me, unsolicited, I can't believe you have a guy who's in the condition that Joe Biden is in as your commander in chief. They can't believe it across the pond. They cannot, and they certainly don't think it's sustainable. Is it your belief that based on Biden's infirm, you know, the feeble, you know, out of it physical condition he's in, is that what leads you to believe that Governor Newsom will be the Democrat nominee? Well, that's number one, Mike. The King has no clothes. Our media does not really publicize as infirmities as they should, but it's just obvious to anybody who's observing such as the Brits you're talking about. There's no mystery here. Now, think about it. It is a year and a half away from the next election. This guy can barely make it now. He can't complete a sentence, really can't carry a thought past a few seconds.
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"Japanese version of your website. So say, for example, your business is all about camera bags and your site is camera bags and more dot com. I'm suggesting buying the domain camera bags and more JP. Because when people search for your site in Japan, the JP is the default and is preferred on Google. So you want to basically just create the same website that you have, but in Japanese on a new domain. Now I'm talking about your sales site. Now if you have an app that functions on a different server, that's a whole different story. We're just talking about where people learn about your products and services. So that's my first step. And I'll find a really good translation. So it was fluent in English and Japanese, and I'm going to hire them to translate my website webinar ninja. Now I might choose not to translate the whole site of the Japanese version is a little bit of a bridged version, but I'm definitely going to get them to translate the most important pages. And the way to do that is just to go to your Google Analytics or your analytics tool. And find out what are the top pages that people visit on your website in the last year. You're going to see the top pages, the top blog posts. And you might want to just start by translating the top 30 pages. And that's it. Just to get the ball rolling. So that way, when somebody searches for me in Japan, searches for open ranges, services, I'm going to easily be able to be found and they're going to love what they see because I actually created the site for them. I didn't try to do a halfway job. I'm actually in the market now with a real product in Japan. Yes, we're online. But to them, it looks really authentic. Number two, start running ads to this site, this new site, I'm going to start buying some ads and target Japanese visitors. Obviously, Japanese website visitors. People that are based in Japan. And I can hone in on that market and Facebook, Instagram, even TikTok is very, very good at this. Finding out the right demographic knowledge in terms of the location, but
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"Jobless claims also coming what could be the surprises there. I mean, obviously we know the jobs market has been very hard. Yeah, job market has been especially hot, but this is now the first week where we're after the holiday period and we're after that weather disruption that we had in the U.S.. So we're hoping for some sort of clean data today pointing us in one direction. Again, a lot of the softer employment data from survey data has been pointing to softening in the labor market. It's yet to be confirmed in any of the hard data, so that's the initial jobless claims that continue and claims or in the unemployment rate. The market is really on the edge of their seat expecting some sort of softening in these hard prints maybe today will get that. What about then durable goods, Boeing's aircraft orders really key part of those numbers. What else could the data show us? Yeah, the headline figure is going to come in quite strong because of those aircraft orders from Boeing. It was a 5 year high for aircraft orders, which was impressive. So really, it's going to be looking at durable goods X transportation. That's expected to soften on the month. But again, you know, we look back to the survey data we've gotten around manufacturing the ISM manufacturing data, all pointed to some sort of softening again, but we're yet to see it in the hard data. The ISM manufacturing survey really showed that factories were pessimistic on the view of the economy, pessimistic on the outlook and facing weak demand. So again, let's see if that shows up in the hard data. This is kind of the theme, maybe of the month right now, is that all of these soft surveys are pointing to weakening, but it's yet to really show up in the hard data, but today we get a huge dump. Maybe it'll show up then. Yeah, it's in just over four hours time. So one 30 p.m. London time. So then a thought about fed thinking market pricing now for the next set of hikes and then potentially cuts. How does this shake out into bond markets are we? Yeah, so next week we have the fed meeting. We are pricing a 25 basis point hike in the fed is really guided us to that. So I think that the hike necessarily won't be a surprise. It's what they're going to guide us for the following meeting in March. And just there are assessment on the weakening softness in these surveys. Are they concerned? Are they taking it into account? It's notable that in between the February meeting and the March meeting we have a slew of data, including two payroll figures, two CPI figures, and two jolts figures, which is those job opening datas. So again, I think we'll be really watching out for what is their view of this moderation and inflation that we've gotten, what is their view on the softening and the survey prints. Market supporter, thank you very much for talking us through all of that one 30 p.m. London time we get that data. Now Tesla reported better than expected profits in the last quarter, but it gave mixed signals on the outlook for growth in deliveries. Joining us now Bloomberg quick takes Alex Webb to discuss this always a hotly watched, of course, the results from Tesla investors seem to welcome the report the shares rose in after hours trading. What was the good news firstly? Well, the deliveries that they were able to make in the most recent quarter meant that profits beat expectations and then they sort of gave an outlook where they said that they would be increasing the output as quickly as possible as you said the stock is now up 7 and a quarter percent in the pre market trading. So market taking it pretty well but that wasn't that doesn't mean there wasn't a note of caution. Okay, what was the set about the trajectory for a delivery is going forward? One of the metrics that we watch very closely when it comes to Tesla. Yeah, so that is the slight load of hesitation that Tesla has a sort of long-term goal or medium term goal of average annual growth of about 50%. Now that is an average, but the number they gave of how many vehicles they expect to deliver this year was 1.8 million. That would represent a production number of 37%. So short of that 50. So that is the sort of note of hesitation, clearly the market, not too concerned about it, given that the stock increased the shares that are down 70 odd percent since a peak early last year. They have recovered a little bit this month up 34% or so since the start of the month. So people are looking for good news, I think, and they're seeing it here. Okay. So then what does that mean for how Tesla is performing against other carmakers? I mean, there does seem to have been, is there a switch really between saying so Tesla as a kind of tech firm versus just a traditional auto or that tension exists? What do you think about the performance versus the rest of the global water market? The global auto market as a whole has not been doing brilliantly of late and EVs, even EVs as a whole have been underperforming, but Tesla, the expectations had been tamped back quite a bit, so beating that those expectations was maybe not as difficult as anticipated. We have generally seeing a pivot across the automotive industry that previously carmakers really thought that their core IP, their core technology was in the powertrain, fundamentally is the engine. What EVs have done is they've not meant that the core IP is in electric drive powertrains, but actually given the most electric power is a pretty similar. There's not a huge amount of differentiation between them all. It's meant that they've had to look elsewhere for what differentiates them and Tesla has made a very good case for ultimately that being the software. The user experience. Now, we started to see the established carmakers realize that that CES, the bigger tech and automotive show in Las Vegas earlier this month, huge emphasis by companies that BMW on the software, BMW code in the digital soul of their vehicles. There are now catching up. It isn't necessarily widely accepted anymore that Tesla have the best electric vehicles on the market. There are others who are coming to the table and that's making the competition a little bit steeper. Yeah, well, Elon Musk himself was talking about how the competition in the EV market is going to come from China. In his words, they weren't the hardest they worked the smartest. Okay, Bloomberg's Alex Webb, thank you very much for joining us the details of those latest Tesla results as arch was saying their shares of 7% in pre market trading in the U.S., that's one we'll be watching here on Bloomberg throughout the day as well. Let's get a global news
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"Southern Mississippi through the middle of the week. This is a P news The latest Marvel movie continues to winning streak at the box office a piece Jennifer King has more than 10 rings gave our family power after what was a surprisingly strong Labor Day opening for movies during the pandemic. Shanxi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. The first Marvel movie to start an Asian superhero stayed on top in its second weekend at theaters, collecting another $35.8 million in ticket sales. It's the second best weekend gross of any film during the pandemic, edging out black widow. On Friday, Disney announced At all its remaining 2021 releases, including the internals. Will open exclusively in theaters and not on Disney Plus at the same time Warner Brothers horror thriller Malignant, with the soft debut of 5.6 Million, was also released on HBO, Max for subscribers. Disney's Ryan Reynolds Action comedy Free Guy also did well during its fifth week of release. It's made $276 Million worldwide. I'm Jennifer King on Wall Street. The Dow gained 2 61 I'm to McGuire AP News. An Israeli, French American Holocaust survivor and his story in and a U. S scientist specializing in gut bacteria are among the recipients of this year's Balzan prizes recognising scholarly and scientific achievements. Soul. Friedlander was awarded the prize. The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow 88 Year old Friedlander has taught widely in the U. S. And Don't Tell Aviv University. He was recognized for examining the persecution of all Jews in Europe. Going beyond the country focused studies that had preceded him and for making personal documents acceptable in scholarly practice, while Jeffrey Golden from Washington University in ST Louis, was to awarded Abelson for founding the field of human Microbiome Research I'm Charles Asthma Classrooms are open for about a million New York City public school students today in the nation's largest experiment of in person learning during the pandemic. Unlike some schools across the country, there's no online option masks are mandatory for students and staff. Vaccines are mandatory for teachers, and there won't be a test out option. However, the teachers union got exemptions for some help and religious reasons. Also starting Monday, nearly all of the city's 300,000 employees will be required to be back in their workplaces in person. Most will either need to be vaccinated or undergo weekly covid testing to remain in their jobs, and the city starts enforcing rules requiring workers and patrons at restaurants, museums, gyms and entertainment venues to show proof of vaccination. Julie Walker, New York Thank you for listening to the AP.
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"Southern Mississippi through the middle of the week. This is a P news The latest Marvel movie continues to winning streak at the box office May peace Jennifer King has more The 10 rings gave our family power after what was a surprisingly strong Labor day opening for movies during the pandemic. Shanxi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. The first Marvel movie to start an Asian superhero stayed on top in its second weekend at theaters, collecting another $35.8 million in ticket sales. It's the second best weekend gross of any film during the pandemic, edging out black widow. On Friday, Disney announced at all its remaining 2021 releases, including the Eternal will open exclusively in theaters and not on Disney. Plus at the same Same time. Warner Brothers horror thriller Malignant, with the soft debut of 5.6 Million, was also released on HBO, Max for subscribers. Disney's Ryan Reynolds Action comedy Free Guy also did well during its fifth week of release. It's made $276 Million worldwide. I'm Jennifer King on Wall Street. The Dow gained 2 61. I'm Tim Maguire. AP News An Israeli, French American Holocaust survivor and his story in and a U. S scientist specializing in gut bacteria are among the recipients of this year's Balzan prizes recognising scholarly and scientific achievements. Saul Friedlander was awarded the prize. The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Surprise winner and MacArthur fellow 88 year old Friedlander has taught widely in the U. S. And Don't tell Aviv University. He was recognized for examining the persecution of all Jews in Europe, then beyond the country focus studies that had preceded him. And for making personal documents acceptable in scholarly practice, while Jeffrey Golden from Washington University in ST Louis, was to awarded Abelson for founding the field of human Microbiome Research I'm Charles Asthma Classrooms are open for about a million New York City public school students today in the nation's largest experiment of in person learning during the pandemic. Unlike some schools across the country, there's no online option masks are mandatory for students and staff. Vaccines are mandatory for teachers, and there won't be a test out option. However, the teachers union got exemptions for some health and religious reasons. Also starting Monday, nearly all of the city's 300,000 employees will be required to be back in their workplaces in person. Most will either need to be vaccinated or undergo weekly covid testing to remain in their jobs, and the city starts enforcing rules requiring workers and patrons at restaurants, museums, gyms and entertainment venues to show proof of vaccination. Julie Walker, New York.
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"Issued a decree over the weekend to create a new state run company that will own some of the utilities assets. The government plans to sell a stake in electro bra early next year in this new company. Is part of that plan. Aluminium Corp of China or Chalco has risen 10%. The eight yards are more than doubled since April is the metals prices climb now? Aluminum reached $3000 a ton in London trading for the first time since 2000 and eight Luxury goods makers are lower on concerns that the flare up of Covid 19 and China will hurt business. The owner of Gucci Francis carrying has fallen 2.5% and the UK's Burberry group has lost 2.2%, Germany's biontech as four and 5.6% reported the British Medical journal. The Lancet questioned the need for Covid 19 booster shots now by on tact and partner Pfizer are seeking US clearance for a booster dose of their vaccine and Pfizer Charlie Is down 2.3%. And we thank you very much. Dave Wilson keeping track of those eight ers again recapping equities higher Now, with the S and P, advancing six points of 1/10 of 1%. I'm Charlie Palette. And that is our Bloomberg business Flash. This is a balance of power with David Weston. I could wish to shots are actually good idea. We also want to slow down the breakthrough infections. None of us expect the Taliban to change its behavior at all when it comes to the very activity where the world of politics meets the world of business. What do employers do as real wages start to pick up cleaner is actually cheaper when you internalize all those negative effects for the burning of fossil fuels? Gallons of power with David Western On Bloomberg Radio protests break out in China as property giant Evergrande shakes the housing market. Texas is just the most recent of 17 states restricting voting rights since the 2020 election and Speaker Pelosi's task and dealing with infrastructure reconciliation, the debt ceiling and government funding all at.
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"On Americans lives, she says it depends if you were vaccinated or not on the economic front jobless claims dropping last week to 310,000, that's the lowest in the pandemic. And what and economists consider pre pandemic levels for the U. S. I'm Michelle, France and ABC News KGO 8 10 NEWS Update on the morning show with thinking, Maduro. Good morning. I'm Brett Burghardt. This news update is sponsored by Harrison's restaurant Dining at Harris Restaurant. San Francisco's favorite steakhouse is now open for dining in Tuesdays through Sundays. Five P.m. to nine P.m. dining at Harrison's Restaurant on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. The ticketing an events company, Eventbrite is moving out of its main San Francisco office. This is definitely a sign of the times. The move comes a year after the company laid off 45% of its staff as the pandemic decimated live events, the San Francisco Business Times reports. It also reflects the desire by many of event rights employees to work more from home. United Airlines is laying out for employees what it means if they don't get vaccinated, even those with exemptions will not get a paycheck As we hear from Alex Stone United mandates that its employees get the vaccine now United telling its front line customer facing employees who were approved for religious exemption, They will not be on the job they'll be put on unpaid leave beginning October, 2nd. And will remain in that state until the pandemic quote meaningfully recedes. Frontline employees who are medically exempt will be placed on medical leave. And if an employee has her exemption request denied and does not get vaccinated. Within five weeks, they will be terminated like stone K G. 08 10, Here's another sign of the Times, a home in San Francisco's Coal Valley neighborhood. Has $2 million over the asking price in the home on Bill Grave Avenue was nicknamed the Treehouse in the Sky because of its views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the city from every room. It was sold by the original owner who held the property for a half century. The sale price $5.6 million again. $2 million over the asking price. See, and this is what this is about. In addition to everything else that bothers me about this story is when you do stuff like that, then that justifies other people doing the same and it drives me crazy. But I don't know how we control something like this spread. I mean, if people are willing to pay Two million over asking. That's a fundamental problem in the mentality of people regarding housing. If you continue to look at housing, which it is, it's a commodity in this country that we don't see it as a as a right to housing. We see it as a commodity. And so it goes to the highest bidder. Um, I just I I know that there's gorgeous views that much money. Really two million over the asking price. You gotta you gotta know that a bank will not loan you money for a home that is going for over asking price that in other words, If you're paying more than the home is appraised the banks not going to loan you money. So these people are coming in with cash. Cash, cash money? Yes, we have a couple of examples. One in Berkeley. There was a home that sold for over a million over the asking price. And then in Palo Alto, there was a million over the asking prices while recently. Uh it's just I can't afford the over. I can't even how much was afford the base If I can't even afford the over apart, I just I mean, how are we supposed to come? Pete with stuff like this. I just I don't know what the answer is, but I guess good for them there. There in that 1% people that I was talking about earlier the wealthy that need to be taxed more. I mean, jeez, Louise fine. All right. After another view, 5.6 million bucks. The Oakland A snapped a four game losing streak with a 51 win over the Chicago White Sox and the Giants beat the Rocky 74. And let's update your money on K G.
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"Note on the property market in China. China's government is expected to maintain pressure on the sector for at least another six months. That's according to Macquarie. Saying that the downturn has not yet bad enough for Beijing to reverse course, 12 minutes before the top of the hour that silicate markets it back to the top news stories making headlines in San Francisco. All right, thank you. Brian. Japan's emergency to be extended to September 30th Japan's economy Minister Kazutoshi Nishamura says extension for 19 areas including Tokyo. Confirming the media reports that we've been carrying for the past couple of days. U. S Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Tiananmen vigil leaders arrested in Hong Kong are it is a blatant abuse of law by the government. An announcement expected today on some relaxing of New South Wales restrictions. October 18th as vaccination rates near 70%, the U. S. Is urging the Taliban to lead to charter flights carrying would be evacuees to leave. Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has apologized for fleeing the country. As the Taliban took over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a mandate to raise taxes to fund health and social care. And New York City, says 65% of eligible students have received at least one dose of the vaccine. And, uh, NBC TV reports out its rate card for the Super Bowl will be as much as $6.5 million for a 32nd spot. That's up a paltry from a paltry 5.6 last year. So what does that 0.9 almost another million dollars in San Francisco? I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg Bloomberg.
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"President Trump scheduled to hold a rally in Sarasota on Saturday, and he'll have no shortage of material to talk about, in particular the indictment of his company and his chief financial officer. The indictment accuses the Trump Organization and its financial chief, Alan Weiss, Alberg of being part of an audacious tax fraud scheme. But company attorney Alan Future fast calls it a political ploy. If the name of the company was something else, I don't think these charges would have been brought. The former president is not named in the indictment. However, Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, tells KNX. This could be just an initial step. I think the former president Don Jr Ivanka Eric. There's a multitude of people that Future indictments will affect Steve Futterman. CBS News, The current president was in South Florida to see the damage from the condo collapse firsthand. President Biden in the first lady paused and prayed at the Southside Wall of Hope and Memorial. Makeshift vigils for families still waiting on word of loved ones. They know that's the chances are is East Day goes by diminished slightly. The president met with about 200 family members at a hotel about a mile away from the condo collapse and promised state and local officials the full support of the federal government. That's why we decided to cover, for example. 100% the search and rescue cost. Jared Halpern Fox News. A massive milestone is unfolding today in the war with Afghanistan. The last group of U. S troops flew out this morning, leaving the main base after nearly 20 years. America's longest war, the Voice Scouts of America, settling its first legal case for historic amount. A year after filing bankruptcy, the scouts agreed to pay $850 million to more than 60,000 men who claim they were abused as kids in the sixties seventies and eighties. The June jobs reports coming out this morning. It's expected to be positive. The national employment report from the firm automatic data processing, says American employers added 692,000 private sector jobs last month. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal predict a gain of 550,000 jobs and estimate the unemployment rate will drop to 5.6% Steve Rappaport reporting. Two of the world's richest men are in a space race. Literally..
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"When I'm in Guatemala dealing with root causes, I think we should have a conversation about what's going on in Guatemala, Paris added. You can't just look at what is happening at the border, but what is causing it to happen. Tamara Keith NPR News traveling with the vice president. President Biden has ended talks with a group of Republican senators on an infrastructure deal, though, even as he walks away from those discussions, he said, to be pursuing another agreement with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. President is reported to have told lead GOP negotiator Shelley Moore Capito. He was ending the discussion during a phone call today, Republicans offered a $928 billion proposal, which included 330 billion in new spending. Biden was seeking $1.7 trillion investment in roads, bridges and other infrastructure, though he had reduced it somewhat how to pay for it was the major issue. White House says Vaccines for Covid 19 will now be distributed at workplaces an PR's Windsor Johnson reports. It's another push by the administration to meet President Biden's goal of actually being 70% of American adults with at least one dose by July. 4th White House Covid 19 response, team coordinator Andy Slavitt says the government will help companies organized on site pop up clinics to make it easier for people to get vaccinated. We are very pleased that effective immediately. The American Hospital Association has launched the capability to bring vaccinations directly to people's workplaces through their member hospitals. The SADC says the number of coronavirus infections continues to fall in the U. S. The latest seven day average of new daily cases is roughly 13,000 and 94% decrease since January. The agency credits the steady pace of vaccinations for the recent declines. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington With more of the world getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, the World Bank is upgrading its outlook for global growth. This year, the 189 member any poverty organization forecasting the world economy will grow 5.6%. Makes close on Wall Street Today the Dow was down 30 points the NASDAQ Up 43 points today. You're listening to NPR man, This is KCRW on a Tuesday June 8th. I'm leery, Perella. Very good afternoon to you. Here's what's happening at 404. Global greenhouse gas emissions were down last year as much as the world stayed in. But despite that temporary dip, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide continue to break records, according to a report out of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. KCRW's Tara Patreon has more last month..
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"It is a 6 30 in the evening on Wall Street. It is 6 30 in the morning, right here in Hong Kong and in Singapore. I'm Richard Salami. And I'm Brian Curtis, also here in Hong Kong in the studio with three shot and we're looking at markets, not a lot of action, not a lot of excitement. To tell you about In terms of news. We're hearing the Senate has enough votes to to pass the legislation that will help us better compete against China. That vote is ongoing. Will get your details as they come along. But for now, we'll take a look at some of the top stories of the hour. The cloud based content platform, Fastly says It's fixed and outage that made websites across the Internet temporarily unavailable fast reserved for putting cloud infrastructure in dozens of locations to let people download from a servant closest to them. The company saying it identified and disabled service configuration that triggered disruptions to its network, Bloomberg's Amandeep Singh gave us more insight as to why users are having issues accessing websites. The websites didn't go down. It's just that when you were trying to access the website, those websites weren't accessible because fastly like I said, sits between the time when you try to access the U R l to the time. It hits the server of that end website beat an Amazon or a Pinterest. So really the cashing field, which is why you couldn't access that website. The disruption shows the red eye and said that most popular Internet pages have on a few big tech firms to help distribute content. Fancy shares dipped about 2.5% and trading before markets opened in New York. Rashad Here's something that would get even you excited. I think the World Bank says it sees the strongest post recession global growth in 80 years. For a few major economies. The forecast is largely fueled by expansion in the U. S. And China. World Bank President David Malpass tells us why those countries are recovering faster. There was a lot of stimulus and there was a lot of monetary stimulus applied by the advanced economies and also the vaccines that becomes that turned out to be a key variable in the recovery rates. So those countries that had this giant fiscal and monetary stimulus and vaccines recovered more quickly, but that still leaves the hard work ahead of getting good investment quality into the future. The World Bank said that global GDP will expand 5.6% this year. That's up from a 4.1% forecast in January, so that makes it sound like a rising tide lifts all boats. But despite this rebound, the World Bank is warning of substantial uncertainty. Once policy support is withdrawn, it said. Most advanced nations are projected to return to their pre pandemic. Per capita income levels next year. However, two thirds of emerging and developing nations are projected to remain below it as they have been held back by a lack of access to vaccines. All right, Let's take a look at the markets in the Asia Pacific. Sorry to bore you with me, saying earlier that it's ho hum and not much is happening. But that's what the numbers tell you and saying index futures up less than 1/10 of 1%. China futures up just about 1/10 of a percent S and P e minis are flat. Australian futures are up also about 1/10 of a percent. And Nikkei futures under 1/10 of a percent, too, So it's really kind of like a holding pattern here. The S and P 500 itself was flat, and so was the Dow Jones industrial Average was only the NASDAQ and Small Caps where we saw out performance, the NASDAQ rallied 0.3% led by pretty sharp gains in Amazon and Apple, and we also had small caps The Russell 2000 Little more than 1%. But against stocks trading in a fairly tight range, albeit at nearly record levels for the S and P 501 of the standouts was falling Bond yields the 10 Year Treasury yield down to the lowest in a month. Finishing at 1.53%. The focus is very much turning to Thursday's CPI data is that may offer some clues on Fed action, and Bitcoin fell to a two week low. Some analysts point to the recovery of the colonial pipeline ransom as evidence that crypto is not beyond government control. And we see Bitcoin at the moment $33,667 per coin was shot. Okay, well, it's that time when we check in on international news headlines Well, we got talks on infrastructure spending ending without a deal. There is an impasse that prisoners Global news is in the newsroom. Hey, Rashad, President Biden and GOP Senator Shelley Moore Capito were trying to negotiate a deal. It failed, and we're going to take a closer look now with Eric Watson, Bloomberg's congressional reporter on the line from Washington. Eric,.
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"Well, Brian looking at what we had yesterday, well, fairly lackluster Japan and showing any notebook ashamed any real index showing some conviction amongst the major ones, and that was a conviction to the downside. Yeah, it was surprisingly, though A lot of the other markets did move into positive territory later in the day particular the Hong Kong and China markets As for today, it looks ah, very different picture. Looks like just about the whole complex is set to open lower. U. S futures slipped a little bit there. No real drivers in the picture here ahead of the U. S jobs report that you mentioned Rish. Comes up at the end of the week. Our futures have down in most of these Asian markets. Thanks. Ng Index futures just barely down. China futures off about a quarter of a percent. Nikkei futures weaker Also, Australian futures To the downside, and S and P E men ease off about 2/10 of 1%. The dollar declined and the offshore yuan weekend Now there was a big move in China. PBOC, forcing banks to hold more foreign currencies in reserve. First time they've done that in a long time. More than a decade. We'll get your details on that. But the effective move was T push The yuan weaker and CNH is trading at 6 37 30. We traded around the mid 6 35 yesterday in apparently That was just a little bit too much to the strong side. Oil rising as OPEC and the allies are forecasting that inventories will fall sharply this year. There's a big demand story growth coming back a lot of people buying energy. And that particularly holds true if the group sticks to its current plans. It'll be interesting to see we've got W t I at 67 04 here up 1.1% and look at gold Gold is firmer, headed for the biggest monthly advance since last summer. Right now. We've got gold up just a scant quarter of 1%. But it gained 7.4% in the month of May we shot all right, well, let's have a look at the CCTV's of the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Raising it, said 2021 Global growth forecast of 5.8%. It was 5.6%. But here you see the ward of many developing regions being left behind, it said on uneven recovery means living standards for some people won't return to pre pandemic levels for an extended period and the other Korea is the VCD Sectary general. He told us that the global rebound is pretty solid. But the future depends on whether we can keep up the rate of vaccinations. It's vaccination vaccination vaccination that is going to define how robust the recovery is. And the other question is Is it going to be vaccination on Lee for the wealthiest countries, or are we going to generalize it? Really CD also flagged a new threat of inflation due to higher operating cause, saying the tension should be fading by the end of the year is production capacity normalizes so a little bit gnome or here on Beijing's efforts to reduce the appreciation in the on the PBS, PBOC ordered lenders to hold 7% of their foreign exchange in reserve. This would start on June 15th. That's an increase of 2% points and it's the first such hike and more than a decade. It's a clear signal that the PBOC is unhappy about the yuan's gain of late. You want to surge to a three year high against the greenback? Analysts say that the direct impact of the PBOC Smoove might be small. But China's central bank wants to show that it has many measures to slow the market down if the rally keeps going All right. Now it's time now to have a look at some of those stories making international news..
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"Those known and unknown here in Arlington and far beyond represent a precious life. A son, a daughter, a mother, spouse, brother, sister, a friend. A neighbor at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden mentioned the loss of his own son, Beau, who also served by untold families of those who have lost a loved one. There will come a day when their photo brings a smile to your face before it brings a tear to your eye, he says. We continue to have the freedoms we have because of the sacrifice of our troops. Biden says they will forever live in our hearts. The outlook for the world's economy is getting better is more people roll up their sleeves for the covert 19 vaccine, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development raised its global growth forecast to 5.8% this year and nearly 4.5% next year. That's the latest time Lisa Taylor and I'm Karen Chase from the Bloomberg newsroom. As the world begins to emerge from the pandemic economies, they're starting to recover. But analysts say the boom may leave behind many regions, fueling inequalities across and within borders. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development revised upward It's 2021 global growth forecast to 5.8% from 5.6, while warning of gaping differences that mean living standards for some won't return to pre crisis levels for a long time. Apple says it's fixing glitches and its supply system. Bloomberg's and Cates has the details Apple, which has come under fire for the behavior, but suppliers is citing progress among its manufacturing partners, according to Apple improvements include a reduction of major violations of its code of conduct and no cases of child labor apples. 113 Page Supply Chain Responsibility Report did point to several examples of contractors for failing to fulfill their duties along with non compliance with the tech giant's working hours policy. Apple conducted more than 1100 assessments across 53 countries in Washington and Cates. Bloomberg Radio Air Friends has postponed a scheduled flight from Paris to Moscow after Russia failed to give its flight plan going around Belarus permission. Many carriers are avoiding that airspace after Belarusian officials diverted another commercial flight to seize a journalist. An actor who once played Tarzan in a movie and a TV series was among the seven people killed in a small plane crash in a Tennessee Lake. Olara and actor wants start in the 90 Syriza Tarzan, the epic adventures. He was on the plane along with his wife, Gwen, who founded a church and wrote a faith based weight loss book. US. Markets are closed today for the Memorial Day holiday, but overseas markets have been opened. Footsie in London was up a fraction of a percent. The CAC and Paris is down 1/10 of a percent and the DAX in Germany was down nearly a quarter of a percent Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700, journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Karen Chase, and this is Bloomberg. This'll.
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"The little Jack Rabbit. When I finally caught him in the parking lot. He resisted arrest by Feeling to allow them to get his hands behind his back. As I told officers, I would testify to his resisting arrest. They proceeded to pick him up and slam them down on the hood of the cruiser. It was great. Yeah. It is a net. Plus, my only regret was that they wouldn't give me the time. You get a cooler of beer and a lawn chair, says Denny and Dayton. And he was a blond haired white kid. Yes, sometimes you have in common. You know, a friend of mine got roughed up a little bit by the cops and we were in our teens and he'd tell you today he deserved it. If the tree don't treat criminals with respect, said WHO? Where is that written? Treating criminals with respect. Dan had some questions to raise here, Dan, what's going on? What do you know? Or needed? Mike? Hope? Hope you have a good holiday. Do the same quick question. Does Glen from Mason work? I imagine he does. I'm not sure what he does for a living, but I would imagine he works. Well, it just seems like he's on Aaron. He just waits to that one. Little racist point to call in. But I got a suggestion. If he doesn't even get his family gets some of those young fine teenagers from King's Island take him down to Plum Street is a summer project. And let them do the painting without using tax money dollars. Actually, the people who were raising a ruckus at King's Island are the right age to work at King's Island. Some of them they could mean Obviously they have the ability to get there. Why not fill out a job application and work at King's Island? I'd like to see the painting being done. Quick, you know, are cheap, but really my buddies tonight just retired. We're having some The mail the other day, and we're wondering, Can we put a kiss me on my Irish? And ER on second Street. Going into the bank. So people in little Charlie car can look at our mural and, you know, praise the Irish. We love to do that. I don't see why not. The city seems to be in favor of giving people entire city blocks for their cause. Yeah, German. I'm really sorry. I'm surprised nobody else has asked. I really, really am. I mean, there's somebody organizations in town that could use the publicity and No one's bothered to ask. I think the Germans to do it. The Italians Germans outside right guys Germans could during well, it's it's cars is too. You could have an entire pink block in October for breast cancer awareness. Uh, I agree, Mike, and then you could insist that the city pay for it when it starts to fade. They seem to be in favor of paying for stuff like that. Absolutely I I'd like to green color there on second Street, but that's all I had. My that's all I need. Thanks a lot of care. I do the same for you later. I really am surprised that nobody has taken the initiative toe. Say. Well, what about our organization? I mean, someone certainly on the right. I would think would take advantage of that. I would think. Other story here. Speaking of suspect three officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night. Answered a report of a suicidal person in a Dallas suburb Now see, that's the kind of thing they wanted The social workers to go to Dear Social workers. Do you wish that was you? Suicidal person is saying people with mental issues and whatnot. You shouldn't send the police you should send social workers and mental health professionals. That would have been a good idea about the cops would have preferred you went Not really. They probably were realized they're the best ones to do that job. They're responding to a 911 call about seven p.m. Wednesday. The house outside of Dallas, according to police Department. They're trying to contact the man who was alone in the house when gunfire erupted from inside. Officers did return fire, but police have had no contact with the man since the standoff ensued. Well, this is yesterday's news. Two officers taking the hospitals and stable condition that there was treated at the scene of the shooting and he was cleared. Standoff as of yesterday remained ongoing at this stage of the game. Again. People have all these ideas of what the social workers should be able to handle. But no one's really asked the social worker's yet as far as I know. And where is my story on the wine? He's becoming a little bit of the hero. He's gonna be known as the grandfather or the father. Of the vaccine million lottery, as others are now beginning to copy with Ohio was doing Esos, you're more than half the adult population. The U. S. Has been fully inoculated after just six months. In Ohio was running behind. Thanks for the problem, like the wind turned one under unconventional public health solution. Get a shot. When a million bucks and I mentioned the first winners were announced on Wednesday night, says who they are what they got. The first of five drawings in the vaccine Million program. 2.7 million adults have signed up for the prize. And said it might sound like an extreme measure to get people to take a free lifesaving vaccine. But according to the wine, it's working now. Here's what's interesting about this, and I was that when they first announced this, I had a doctor's appointment. I'm stuck in my doctor about it. And he thought it was a great idea. And the point he made was this is going to save us a bundle of money down the road. If people get the vaccine, as opposed to getting sick that it would save a lot of money. And is this story points out? Number one shots went up 49% among people, 16 and older. That's good. So despite originally dismissing it is a wacky idea. The lottery concept stuck. It was fun. It costs just 5.6 million from federal coronavirus relief funds, they said. It's less than the estimated cost of treating 40 severe covert 19 cases. And well over the 23 million worth of free advertising the program has generated since he started it. You got 23 Million in free advertising for 5.6 million. The 5.6 includes the College educations, I guess. And again it was. You have to figure you probably saved putting 40 people in the hospital. Over the course of this. Um Yeah. Other states have jumped on the bandwagon. Colorado Has fallen Ohio's footsteps..
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"I'm Charlie Politick. Age of pending home sales rose less than forecast in March, signaling a lack of available properties is keeping some buyer sidelined, even though demand from homes remain strong. The National Association of Realtors Index of pending home sales increased 1.9%. From the prior month. Toe 1 11.3. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 4.4% gain for reducing its full year forecast you to a debilitating computer chip shortage. Four chairs. They are trading lower right now. Ford plunging 9.5% after earnings apple up by about 2/10 of 1%, Facebook shares up 5.6% eBay. Selling off heading the other direction down now by 10.8%. We've got more with Dan Ives of Wedbush coming up in just a moment for you right here on Bloomberg Markets. Equities. There are records s and P up. 17 now 4200 again Today of 4/10 of 1%. The Dow up 53 up 2/10 of 1% No stack up 17 again there of 1/10 of 1% 10 Year Yield 1.67% Gold Down 1.1% Down $19 he announced Had 17 62 and West Texas intermediate Crude up 1.4% 64 74 Barrel again Recapping s computer record up. 16 up 4 10 signed charlie pellets. That Matt Miller in Berlin is a Bloomberg business flash. Thank you so much, Charlie Palette. Now you mentioned Dan Ives. He's kind of like the E. F. Hutton of Tech analyst When he talks. People listen. He joins us.
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"This surprises anyone, especially if you if you If you watch television, Okay? And that is that folks who identify his LGBT has now risen to 5.6%. 5.6% of the country is LGBT. Yes, US adults identifying as LGBT. Okay, that's up from 4.5%. As of 2017, and if you watch television, you would assume that number would be a lot higher. Did you know? I'd say 50% of great. Well, I mean, it just it would be higher. Yeah. Um and Yeah, but it's 5.6%. Currently 86.7% of Americans say there are heterosexual or straight. You've got the The 5% there that say they're LGBT Q. Um, you got the 7.6% like stupid who do not answer the question? Uh And then you had well, 5% with no opinion. Yeah. So well, there's a lot of it on TV. A lot of Male kissing male and female kissing female. There's there's a lot of them on TV now. So just, you know, I don't know why I guess you You tried to The script's the squeaky wheel. Is what it is. Maybe I guess I don't know. I just always assumed that that's who's writing the shows. Oh, that's a good point, too. Yeah, you know, maybe so, yeah. And commercials? Yeah. And commercials. Oh, yes. Oh, yeah, exactly, Uh, more than half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual. It's 55% about a quarter say they're gay 11% identify as lesbian 11% as transgender. So 11% of 5% are transgender. Yeah. So, yeah. And Yeah, it's it's the writing or the squeaky. Wilson drove one of the one of the but it's controlling what is said to us in our own minds. You see, I'm saying I like Sometimes I feel like it's forced on me. But you're gonna like this or you are. You're But you have you have free will, in your own opinion, informed about that so well, sure, See? Yeah, but see, this just seems like sometimes Just just live life and Just little bolted. Just go live life. Don't force your life on May, right? The 11% of the 5% say they're transgender, right? That's until the line to your bathroom is too long. Exactly. Great. They're right there. Yeah, then your warriors. Yeah. Then you look for Houston decision and go. You know what I think? For the next two minutes, I'm gonna identify. I still find it fascinating that guys, we could go to the female bathroom with other females. If we want to. I find that with transgender rule? Yes, I find that unbelievably. Yeah, I just I don't know that I would try that if I was you. I think I won't. Yeah, I will never do it. But We're protected if we want to. If you're transgender while you okay? Yeah. Great shrub. I was transgender for three minutes. Yeah, I don't think you could prove that. Yeah. You have to prove it. I think he will. I think you would have if they you don't arrested. Yeah. How did how didn't have the hips for the skirt? How do you prove you're transgender or not? Justin, how you lived your life, I think You know that? I don't think you can say if you got arrested in the in the women's bathroom. Yeah, I don't think you could say no, I'm transgender. And they arrest you. And then all of a sudden they look in your history. You never worn women's clothes or talked about it before you just did it so you could go to the bathroom. I don't think that's gonna stand up in court. I didn't know it could go that far. Yeah, Yeah. You have to prove you're transgender. Yes. I think that would be us. If charges are brought against you, you would have to And they changed the definition of transgender used to be. You had to be going through the surgery and the and the hormone treatments and stuff like that. Now, now it's just identified identifying with right Or you could just be large Houston of Billy Bob's and Go to the men's bathroom every time. Yeah, baby, Come on Traffic, right. 7 $40 everything Do with anything. You're smart. She was looking for love. And now the wrong places. We got problem now on south Bound 75 this one run around Gallatin Parkway. Looks like you've got a least one lane taking away. We're still trying to track that down. But it is heavy beyond the Bush turnpike back toward 15th. I 30 on the westbound side of 205 and rock wall. That one is still there, but it's mostly off to the medium. I wanted. Only tonight. 30 on the eastbound side of Colin's right lanes blocked off there and one of fourth on I 30 East founded Longview. W BBA PEE first traffic on the ones I'm Monte cook. This report is brought to you by one neighbor getting just $20 to get your lawn mowed. Yep, thanks to one neighbor, which neighbor introduced May.
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"More well, because you know if you foul on a three point shot, or you do something like that. You know, I'd like to say that would never happen. Higher. Second free throw No good rebound touched out Whose ball Ole Miss 5.6 to go. Tomorrow. Try to get the rebound touched it out in a group of old Miss Defenders. Georgia by 4 78 74 Rebels ball, feed it into Joyner sprints into the front court between the circles. Here comes a three no good back iron and that's the ball game. Georgia has wanted on the road. In Oxford, Mississippi, 78 74 Dogs shut the lights out in the second half. They finished 75% in the second half. He had 18 of our 24 2nd half shots. And when the ball game by four Georgia's first road victory of this season and Georgia's first SEC win of the season, it's got I got to say something here. I gotta tell you You should 75% in the second half against a team like this when you were leading at halftime, and you're still in a one point game. Ah, one possession game. Late that Z tells your defense has got to tighten up. Well, they shot almost 60%. And then they started to heat up once they found their range on threes. I mean, they They were one for 14. And then they finished six for their last eight on threes. So once they found that that spot on the floor that they felt comfortable with, Yeah, they were stroking it well, and they had to. They were down 15. They had to start making up ground, So they started taking them and they were hitting him. Free throws really cost old miss Today, though. Just five of 15 from the line. Georgia goes 15 of 17 and nails it shut with four severe wheeler free throws down the stretch. And then the Justin Chire free throw is well. He made one and missed one late. But the dogs hang on to win it 74 78 to 74. Would you agree with the free throw line old us after the other night? Yes. No, I agree with that After you, Miss 17 on your home floor. Yeah, we got it done today at the line 15 of 17 88%. Nice win by the dogs on the road in the conference today, 78 74 will take it. Georgia, now eight and four for the year one and four in conference play old Miss drops to six and six. And they're also one and four in the SEC.