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Miles of Marathon Motivation With Jeannie Rice
"Tell me um about your marathon journey how many marathons have you ran so far weeks ago three weeks ago ready yeah I did that was my 131 Wow and then 30 first marathon so you know it's interesting it's a funny actually I told my friends and family when I when I reach hundreds marathon I'm gonna stop running a marathon not that I'm gonna stop running I'll stop for marathon and I'll do the half marathon and I'll continue to run so 100th math and I went to Boston again Boston is very special I guess because I was qualified night very beginning so I went there right after my hundredth marathon I'm thinking already next math and I couldn't so many I still want to do so now since then I've been 31 again 31 more so I am you know still have several math and I want to do so I you know is it easy no training is the hard part as you know anybody can train I mean you get to the starting line we can all get through it math either faster or slower but to get to that point you have to train so train for so weeks train is a tough you know I run 50 miles a week all year round either I have a marathon schedule or not so I am pretty much marathon ready whenever I want to run math and I just picked the one and then I do so 50 miles a week a pretty much six seven days a week once in a while I'll take the day off but you know my day off can be real easy one you know three four mile or none but normally six days a week I run all year round so what made you decide to go from that 5k to a marathon what was there any transition in there any like a 10k then a half or anything like that or you just went from 5k to I think I went seven weeks in a row 5k but 5k is like my speed world to me I am more you know distance runner although I do have a world record 5k I don't consider myself a fast but fast enough for my age division you know I broke the world record on 5k 10k even 1 ,500 meter and one mile this past this year I got all this world record time but marathon is the one I really you know a good at it because a marathon time when I first broke a world record when I was 75 years ago in Chicago and I broke the world record by seven minutes yeah those seven minutes the German lady had it for five years nobody broke until I did it and then I broke that year and then year later I went to Berlin marathon and I broke my own record by three minutes so I have a ten minutes in between so but there's a couple ladies are chasing of course it's fun about it we are not pro runners but you know they are chasing my record and record will be broken some sooner later just like I did this year now I'm move up to 75 and I broke 75 years old record mm -hmm so Chicago I only broke by four minutes so I mean I said only because I was hoping for seven minutes just like I did five years ago but this way I can break my own record again because I didn't run as fast as I want I plan to and I was hoping to so now next big race will be London and that's what I'm going for okay so you're going for all the world majors yes yeah yeah I don't have any marathon plan before then I do have a USATF cross -country that's only 6k 6k in December and I have a math half marathon in December Jacksonville and then in Naples in January that's a big race I go to Naples during the winter time mm -hmm I live in Cleveland Ohio during the summer but it's cold in here so I'll be heading down in a week or two to Florida and I stay there till April so but there's a big half marathon in Naples in January which I do that every year and I belong to running club down there it's a huge race people come from all over so that's my my schedule but I do a lot of 5k if it's a local 5k there is 5k I run anyway because to me that's my fun run and it's a speed work mm -hmm and I'm not really good at going to track every week like some people do I used to when I was younger and I don't do that and I still go once in a while with the friends if they want me to go I'll go but my speed work is local small races or I do on the road by doing this you know running schedule
Fresh update on "500" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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What Is the Richmond Promise? Executive Director Chris Whitmore Explains
"What is the Richmond Promise and what are your goals with the organization in the community? Absolutely. So Richmond Promise is a post -secondary access and success initiative that launched here in Richmond in 2016. And Richmond Promise is actually an initiative of the Richmond City Council. So our, our city leaders created Richmond Promise and created our organization using $35 million in seed funding that has been on a pay schedule here at Richmond Promise over the course of nine years. And so our seed funding that the city council secured for us actually sunsets next year. But as a post -secondary access and success initiative, our goals are to help young people in Richmond access higher education pathways and educate young people about what higher education pathways exist for them to access. We support students with a scholarship that is applicable for up to six years of their undergraduate experience. And our scholars, and that's a scholarship of $1 ,500 per year, again, for up to six years of a student's undergraduate education. And our scholars can use that scholarship at any not -for -profit and accredited two -year college, four -year college or university or career technical education program throughout the United States. Now I'll talk about that a little bit more. So that's higher education access and scholarship support. When our students are in college or are in a career technical education program, we also support them with scholar success programming. And this is wraparound support to ensure that students not only get accepted into a degree program or into a career technical education program, but they're also supported to ensure that they earn their degrees, earn their certifications. And then after they've reached that milestone, and this is a growing portion of our organization, we are building out our career access and success programming to ensure, again, that young people not only go to college, but they can come back home to Richmond. They can come back home to the Bay Area or wherever in the world they choose to be and have support in pursuit of their career ambitions and career goals. So since 2016, our organization has supported more than 3 ,300 Richmond youth, and on average, we serve a little more than 1 ,300 youth per year who are scholars in our program. So that's a quick snapshot of what we
Fresh update on "500" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Guest Host Rich Zeoli Unpacks the Latest Elon Musk Attack
"Media matters executed this plot in multiple steps as x's internal revealed first media matters access accounts that have been active for at least 30 days passing x's add filter for new users media matters then exclusively followed a small subset of users consisting entirely of accounts in one of two categories ready category number number one those known to produce extreme fringe content and category number two accounts owned by twitter's big name the end result of that is the algorithm keeps showing them extremist lunatics on the platform and also their biggest advertisers that's what the algorithm is showing them now there are not a lot of extremist lunatics on the platform there are 500 million users the amount of actual extremist lunatics on there is very small small very it's like 0 .0 percent to quote dean but the algorithm does its job so it shows those accounts because they're following them and then it shows the big the advertisers then what they did was a feed precision for the single purpose to produce side -by ad slash content placements that it could screenshot in an effort to alienate advertisers there are various programs that allow you to see multiple tweets values a program called tweet deck so I can keep tweets open and I can scan different accounts I can know if somebody's talking about me I can you can use platforms like that you can see multiple tweets that's essentially kind of similar so they would have the column of their lunatics and the column of their of their advertisers
Fresh update on "500" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Musk and his empire. all It's one big universe. You just work for Elon Ing. From Bloomberg Businessweek, this is Elon Ing. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours at Bloomberg .com, on Bloomberg television, and the Bloomberg Business app. This is Flash. It's five forty on Wall Street. We do check markets all day long here at Bloomberg. Three major additions to the S &P 500 index announced staff of the Bell, Uber Technologies, JBill, and Builders FirstSource will be joining the S &P 500 before trading opens on December 18th. This according to S &P Dow Jones indices. Again, those three Uber, JBill, and Builders FirstSource. It was an update today for the Dow. The S &P and NASDAQ another winning week for the S &P 500 index gaining five weeks in row. a Wall Street today turned a blind eye to Jay Powell's attempt to curb bets on rate hikes. Stocks and bonds climbed on speculation the Fed will stand pat this month and ease policy in 2024. S &P up 26 ending the week heading into the weekend at 45 .94 up by about six tenths of one percent. The Dow up 294 points of eight tenths of one percent. The NASDAQ composite index up 78 higher by about five tenths of one percent. Tenure yield four point one nine percent. The two -year four point five three percent and today West Texas when Texas West Texas intermediate crude down two and a half percent WTI 7407 a barrel. Well what a month of November we saw with the S &P 500 index up eight point nine percent. Emily Roland is chief investment strategist at JH investments and earlier today on surveillance she told us she's loving those gains. Unbelievable how great the month of November was not only for bonds and stocks a 60 -40 portfolio just saw its best monthly returns since 91. So I think that there's certainly a I would call it a disinflation celebration happening across markets right now as there's more and more convincing evidence that inflation is coming down. And can hear you more of that conversation on the surveillance podcast you
Nova Hardscapes' Nasir Acikgoz on Thriving in Uncertain Times
"Think right now the way the economy is the way things have let's say slowed down the way interest rates have risen Politics, okay world governments and all this stuff that's going on They they you know, I feel it in the air that people just want to like curl up, you know And and they don't want to continue to push in a certain way It's kind of like let me hold all my money whatever I have left and I'm not gonna let it go, you know But you have to invest to create if you don't invest you can't create don't be scared to do that when it comes to what he's selling but My question for you is all of this stuff that's going on and you are full throttle you have I see you in the venture 36 -foot venture with quad 500 Merc's And you're flooring the throttles Why do you feel that way? When it comes to that, are you scared about anything that's coming up or you just go based off of off of what? Opportunity vision what I I don't stop I go full throttle all the time and What drives me that when I wake up I think I said I mean God has a plan and I believe in God and I I in he says it work be honest work and it's gonna happen and In this country opportunities are limitless. I mean, there's no limit. There's no There's no product you're gonna say all about people are yes, they're they're holding off They're not gonna they're you know, they're not gonna spend I will never think that way I still keep bringing and I'm gonna bring it We're gonna invest as a matter of fact The green industry has an advantage one of the biggest advantages that I've noticed is if the people are stressed They're stressed with things politics and all that how do they relax of course they go they do sports and stuff One of the things they'd relax is they work in the garden. They work in the backyard They work, you know, they do things or just looking at plants to look at plants. What did what does it do to you relaxes you? One of the things that I'm realizing because we do a lot of pool pools and you know Like we sell a lot of natural stone for pool pool decks and pool coping like for pool products That business is still booming because During the pandemic, obviously people were spending time outside and whatnot But also after the pandemic still that kept going it never stopped And the green industry picked up right right during the the pandemic. Yeah, it keeps going crazy boom Yes, it's still going. Yes. It's a little bit see slow down a little bit, but it's not gonna stop Nobody's gonna stop buying things. Well, we saw wasn't normal first of all. Yeah, it was out You know, it wasn't normal normal growth, you know normal growth year over year at least for me was 20 20 percent growth Correct, maybe 25. So I was able to do 20 to 25 percent more than I did the previous year Let's say that's normal. That's normal average, you know, but you have guys that went up a hundred two hundred three hundred percent in two years You know, so it's just a lot like even the the smaller landscapers they were used to doing, you know Three four hundred thousand dollars to say a small landscaper and a lot of them crossed a million in in two years I know, you know the Amelia 1 .5 to 2 .5 and how did that happen because of this crazy boom? So now what they're seeing is the slowdown effect a lot of people weren't prepared for this to slow down They weren't they didn't let's say understand what was going on or see what was going on And they didn't think it was gonna, you know finish so I hope everyone put you know something away for For this if not, you're gonna learn the next one. You need to yeah, you need to save obviously I'm not saying you need to spend everything but you know It's a cycle then the economy is a cycle four years five years up and then four year five years down four years So if you don't invest when it's down Obviously within your you know budget and and and means and means You're not gonna gain when it picks up again So what I'm doing is when it's up you keep investing anyway when it's down you keep going Obviously, I'm not in I'm investing. I'm actually reinvesting per se Not so aggressively as I did it during the pandemic because the demand was huge. Yeah, you saw it's still going I'm still going like I'm like, okay, so I was adding maybe five products back then but now I'm adding one two But I keep adding because I'm trying to prepare myself for the next rush. Yep, you know Hopefully we'll see those numbers again, but you know, it's gonna be tough. You'll see those numbers as more people use
Fresh "500" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Freight railroads safe and getting safer they equip dedicated rail employees with the training and tools they need for safe operations learn at .org AAR Bob Inler WTOP traffic now our forecast from 7 News First Alert Steve Rudin as we head through the evening scattered showers will gradually draw to a close as temperatures hold in the 40s overnight mostly cloudy skies on Saturday upper 50s to middle 60s well above normal for this time of year wet weather chances will increase Saturday evening into early Sunday Sunday morning also looking at a bit of fog once that fog lifts look for rain to develop Sunday afternoon it will continue into the evening temperatures will be around 60 degrees on 7 News meteorologist Steve Rudin in the first alert weather center okay we got a little bit of rain getting into Spotsylvania County heading toward Fredericksburg we've got 44 degrees in Germantown 45 in Dales 46 in Dupont Circle money news at 10 and 40 past the hour brought to you by PenFed great rates for everyone here's Jeff clay ball not all big tech is downsizing the Washington Business Journal says Google is looking to lease another one hundred fifty thousand square feet of office space in downtown DC where it already has a hundred thirty thousand square feet listing service bright MLS says 30 -year mortgage rates fall will below 7 % in the spring and end next year around 6 .2 % Tyson's based Intel sat will outfit almost 500 American Airlines regional jets with high speed Wi -Fi starting early next year using a low orbit satellite fleet without finish today up two hundred ninety five points and it closed at a record the Nasdaq up twenty seven a half percent gain it closed at a record high the Nasdaq finish today up seventy nine points it's about a half percent shy of its last record Jeff Klaybaugh WTOP news 541 now in WTOP now to the latest on the crisis in the Middle East Israel and Hamas are back to
Monitor Show 16:00 11-14-2023 16:00
"Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use code IHART. New customers can get $150 instantly in bonus bets for betting just $5 on basketball. Only on DraftKings Sportsbook with code IHART. The crown is yours. Gambling problem? Call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit 1 -800 -GAMBLER .net. 21 and over. Age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. Bonus bets expire 168 hours after issuance. See sportsbook .draftkings .com slash basketball terms for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms and responsible gaming resources. Some of the softness that you are seeing in a lot of the manufacturing chemicals and manufacturing products here, and that's a sign here that we could see some more broader economic softness overall. Alright, see lubricants. They're important. Let's be careful, Carol. Let's walk through the numbers here on this Tuesday afternoon. A good day all around with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up almost 500 points, or about 1 .4 % here on the day. The S &P 500 higher by about 84 points, just a smid shy of that 4 ,500 level that it did trade above. It's going to close right around 4 ,495 and change here. That's higher by about 1 .9 % here on the day, best day for the S &P. Going back to January and the NASDAQ up about 2 % or 326 points above that 14 ,000 level. But we've got to talk about the Russell 2000, guys, because it was a phenomenal day for the Russell. A 5 .4 % gain on that index. Not only is that the best day going back to November of last year, but when you talk about the outperformance relative to the rest of the market here, and this has really been the bugaboo for so long, Carol, the idea that the Russell, the small caps, even the mid caps were not keeping pace with some of those outsize gains we had earlier this year, well, at least for today, those names are getting into the spotlight. Yeah, very, very telling. You've now got the Russell in the green year to date. It's up just about 2 % here. I just want to say, if you look at the S &P 500 remain, I mean, really broad based, and we know this, right? We've got almost roughly about 466 names to the upside today.
Fresh update on "500" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"51 or 52 percent O 'Connor spoke there marking 30 years after appointment her it had an impact on future justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was driving home turned on the news and the news was for heaven's sakes Saturday O Connor and I was about to cheer but when retired she justice Clarence Thomas a consistent conservative called Sandra Day O 'Connor an outstanding colleague civil in dissent and gracious when in the majority. There will be a third attempt today in the house to expel New York Republican George Santos he maintains being accused of federal crimes does not warrant expulsion Dan Goldman is a New York Republican. This is as clear an example of right and wrong as the Congress ever faces and that is what the question is. Of the previous expulsions three were for disloyalty to the Union during War the Civil and two were for being convicted of crimes in federal court a federal appeals court rule lawsuits against former President Donald Trump brought by Capitol police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the Capitol riot can move forward. This is AP news. I'm Sutil Seth and this is markets in a minute. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the market comes off its best month month in more than a year. The S &P 500 was off two tenths of a percent in the early going Friday. If the losses hold the benchmark index could break a four week winning streak. The Dow was a little changed. The Nasdaq composite was down half a percent. Ulta Beauty soared 10 % after reporting better than expected results for its latest quarter and raising its forecast. Dell sank almost seven percent after reporting revenue that fell short of what Wall Street was expecting. Markets posted big gains in November as investors hope that the Federal Reserve is done raising interest rates in its fight against inflation. The Fed holds its next meeting to decide on rates later this month. Treasury yields held steady. Crude oil prices were flat. Seth Sutil, New York. New rules from the Biden administration could make it harder for electric vehicles to qualify for a full $7 ,500 tax credit. I'm Ed Donohue, KP News. This is a 20 a .m. WCPT Willow Springs and streaming worldwide at wcpt820 .com. We are Chicago's
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market & Beginner Q&A with Tone Vays, D++, and Ant - November 14th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. What is up, you Cafe Bitcoiners? What up? Hey, Alex, can you hear me? Yeah, man. Damn, the service is amazing. It's fantastic. I was going to have you co -host today, but if you have terrible interwebs, then we'll have to do it again a different time. Yeah, I'm sitting solid right now, but it's my last day in El Salvador, so it's touch and go, but it feels good right now. It feels real good. I people hear laughing and enjoying themselves in the background. Man. Yeah, that's Blake just got out of the surf, and now the homie Paul's taking my fish out, got a session in. I mean, this place is next level, but don't come here, the surf sucks. How you been, man? How's everyone doing? I know I've been off for a little bit, but keeping track of everything and saw that the SEC got dealt another, what looks like a little legal blow. Their legal department is, are they even batting 500 at this point? I don't know. I didn't hear anything. What are you talking about there? I thought I read some about Binance getting granted a confidentiality ruling that basically blocked a bunch of information from the grasp of the SEC for clients. I don't know. I just headlined Reddit, so don't quote me. Didn't dig a lot into it, but saw that that had occurred. Yeah, I didn't hear that. It would suck to be Gary Gunzler right now. Yeah, dude. They're sporting like city attorney type numbers, just getting mopped up, but I don't know. What do you mean? I'm sure he's gotten a job offer for BlackRock. He's sitting pretty. Oh, that's a good point, actually. Anybody want to take odds on Peter's thought there? I think Peter's probably right. I would say the likelihood of that is probably fairly high. That's a hell of a trifecta there. You should take that with Joe Carlos, sorry, Peter, like a ETF still within 2023 on top of a BlackRock job acceptance from Gensler thing. It's got to be like a hundred to one. Yeah, the theta on that is pretty high right now, so no. Yeah, that's like Buster Douglas numbers. It's wild. You know, we were joking in here the other day. Joe came in and we were talking a little bit about the ETFs and Joe was like, I don't understand why we're not seeing an ETF where you can see the actual addresses for the ETF you can verify on chain and then you have redemption directly to shareholders from the trust. And I was joking. I was like, man, somebody is going to do it. We should do it. Me and you, Joe. Let's do this thing. So people were tweeting at me like, is Swan going to do an ETF now? And it's like, dude, I was totally freaking joking about that. That's classic. Where's American HODL this morning? He was caffeinated up on fire yesterday. Dude, he was cracking me up and that guy is funny as hell. I was trying to hack a coconut up in El Salvador and I almost chopped my pinky off. Mickey Koss, good morning, Shelly. Good morning, Terrence. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. So we're going to have a pretty chill day today. We're going to be doing some beginners Q &A. We have a couple of news items to discuss. There's a lot of Bitcoin mining rigs getting plugged in apparently. Also, we're going to revisit. It's fun to, you know, the Internet's an amazing thing. You can come back and revisit stupid shit people said about Bitcoin. You know, Bitcoin is dying. This is dying. That's dying. Bitcoin is going to boil the oceans, all that. There's some interesting comments from Dave Ramsey that we're going to bring back up. Apparently, the central bank over in England wants all systemically important stablecoin firms to back their issuance with non -interest bearing central bank deposits. I mean, that's like a full on lizard move, in my opinion. We'll discuss that a little more too. But yeah. All right. Let's do the intro to the show. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 476. Shout -outs to supporters on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for the show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today is November the 14th, Tuesday, 2023. Man, we're on our way to the next halving. It's coming up. Where's Ant when I need him? Here he comes. Yeah, man. I think, Ant, I'm going to just like lead off right with you if you're ready. I don't know if you can hear me right now, but we should start with some stats. Let's get some orientation. We haven't done stats in a long time. So let's begin with the stats and get an idea of where we are. Ant, are you there? Are you ready? Yeah, I got some stats. I got time chain stats up right here. Let's go. Taco, talk to us about this impenetrable freedom force field. What's it at? Current USD price, $36 ,587. We are at block height, $816 ,745. Current hash rate, seven -day moving average is around 435 exahash per second. Let's see, mempool transaction is still full a little bit. We got $211 ,000 climbing. The fastest fee right now is around 79 sats per v -byte. Good news, we got 161 days about to the halving, and we are currently up 25 % on the 200 -day And right now, let's see, sats per fiat dollar, is that how you say it? It's 2 ,732 sats per dollar right now. The last block was found by Antpool, and the total subsidy and fees was just over 7 Bitcoin. And I think it was around 10 % of that block was fees, so very interesting. We're 88 % into the halving. $23 ,254, we just hit a block. Block's left. And that's pretty much it for now. I think that's it. Sats per dollar. You can buy 2 ,734 sats per dollar. I didn't hear you if you said that, so I'm just saying it. That's okay, it moved. Technically two different data points. And we have also, there is also 93 .05 % of the total supply of Bitcoin that will ever be mined in the history of mankind has already been mined and distributed. So you might want to get some just in case this thing catches on a little bit. Hey, Ant, if you're in a stable situation, let's get you up as a co -host, my man. Okay, I'm going to switch networks. Okay, you let us know when you're ready. D++, good morning. Thank you for joining us. I know it's super early for you over there on the West Coast. Good morning. I have a huge smile on my face because I'm actually driving over to Club Lab here in Austin, and I feel like I just got the weather report. I felt like I was experiencing the future in real time for a minute there, hearing all of the stats on what Bitcoin's up to. I want that every morning. It's so good. Isn't it cool? You know, to me, it's like an orientation thing. It's useful to know where you are to figure out where you're going. You have to know where you are to figure out where you're going or how you're going to get to where you're going. But it's also really useful because when I started hearing stats like this when I was a newbie Bitcoiner, I didn't know what they meant. I was like, you guys are saying all these words that I don't know the meaning to. And it caused me to look them up, which forced me to learn about it, which was awesome. Also, 435 ExaHash is crazy. Last I checked, it was 420. And it's just so crazy to me how the hash has completely decoupled from the price. I mean, going on for probably a couple of years now, ever since we left China, it's just wild. But the big news for me today is I am driving to PlubLab. As you guys know, it's the Bitcoin startup accelerator and community accelerator in Austin. You have to come through if you're ever in town. And what I'm so excited about is I am enrolled in Nifty Lisa Nye's Taproot class. So I'm taking her Taproot class. She's pretty much one of the only people on the planet that can teach it because what we're doing is we're taking the spec, which is to say the BIPs, and we're implementing them, which is to say we're creating our own library that makes Taproot happen. And she's one of the only people that can really do this because she's one of the only people who can translate from the BIPs into the code because there are certain things that are kind of missing or glossed over. Obviously, it's all in there, right? But it's pretty hard to take the BIP and to just translate it into creating your own Bitcoin library. So it's so fun. It's very challenging. Definitely, this class is for experts only. But if you ever wanted to learn how Taproot works, I highly recommend taking her base 58 class.
A highlight from LST9 The Passion of St. Therese The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Discerning Hearts Podcast
"The asserting hearts .com in cooperation with the oblates of the Virgin Mary presents the letters of St. Therese of the suit with Father Timothy Gallagher Father Gallagher is a member of the oblates of the Virgin Mary a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola He is featured on several series found on the eternal word television network He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the venerable Bruno Lanteri founder of the oblates of the Virgin Mary as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life The letters of St. Therese of the suit with Father Timothy Gallagher, I'm your host Chris McGregor So this is May 9th of her final year she dies September 30th The symptoms are not yet at their worst. It's tuberculosis. It was tuberculosis that would take her life We've mentioned earlier from a very early age Therese, she had bronchitis every winter and she had whooping cough very often For several years the sisters had already noticed that her voice would get hoarse in the morning and in the evening Her cousin Marie who was the daughter of the pharmacist and whose letters are very helpful because she has a bit of the Doctor's eye and she describes more clearly than any of the others the symptoms Therese is undergoing as she's writing to family members and others They were worried. They could see that something was not right and a year earlier on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. She has that coughing up of blood Which almost incredibly was not taken as seriously as it should have been Now Therese herself to be fair in all of this Therese herself is in part if we can say this of a saint to blame because She minimized the symptoms she hid them as long as she could in fact when she had that bleeding She never said anything to her sister Pauline who only found out much later because she didn't want them worrying about herself and She struggled to keep up with the discipline and the the daily or Arrium and so forth of the monastery Carry out her tasks even at times just even to walk up the steps. She would almost have to stop at each step She would go through the day with fever and chills all of this has been going on but The symptoms will get to their worst in August where she has a month of excruciating pain But the tuberculosis is progressive and what it's doing is it's eating up the lungs and it's progressively getting harder and harder for her to breathe So a book by this Bishop whom I mentioned as perhaps the primary scholar of Therese He's not a dry academic he loves her and he writes well about her and with great knowledge This book is entitled the passion of Therese of this year, and it's by Bishop Guy Gaucher G -a -u -c -h -e -r And in one chapter in this book, he describes the symptoms that Therese undergoes with the tuberculosis So he entitles this section here from Therese words. I didn't expect to suffer like this. Oh Some of the remedies that were done and Therese bore them She knew they were going to be useless She's like her mother in this. Zelie never had much faith in the remedies The doctors would offer. Of course medicine was not at its present level at that time I'll only mention one of them which is just kind of hard for us to imagine It was called pointe de feu points of fire and what would happen was they thought to increase circulation to help the body a Needle would be heated to where it was red -hot and it would be applied to the skin of the person and Therese had this done several times up to 500 applications of these needles like this Now you can imagine the condition in which she would return to her her room or her infirmary the infirmary She bore all of these things, you know gives a whole new meaning to her expression about thousand little pinpricks. Oh My goodness, is that a possibility of something that I mean in that experience, I mean it gives it a whole new dimension, doesn't it? Well, it's really hard for us to imagine You know the kinds of things that end and diet foods that were just very difficult for her to eat and so forth You know it was and some other things I won't get into all the details But part of her martyrdom is really the only word for it Was the medical attention such as it was that she was given because she was also left without medical help At times when she desperately needed it and also morphine was available to sedate pain But the superior never allowed it now to be fair to the superior when she later herself She died of cancer a very painful death. She would not use it herself It was just considered something that nuns would not use, you know So it was not as though she was simply being cruel to Torres and although in effect it meant that Torres bore excruciating pain with no mitigation at all in these last months of her life But it was not necessarily out of bad will There were also other things involved There was a doctor who was the regular doctor for the Carmel and who was a friend of the superior and good man One of his sons was a priest But when he was away at times a family doctor that this actually was the husband that her cousin Jean married Could have come and helped but the superior just really didn't didn't want that So especially during that month of August when she went through the worst of her pain She had no medical attention during that time. Can I ask you this? I mean What would those sisters going through her blood sister is going through watching this? With this superior that didn't seem to be responsive. I It was terrible. In fact Surreptitiously on a few occasions they mixed a little morphine into drinks and things they did the best they could To try to help her in that situation. This was Torres of the child Jesus and of the holy face very much It's her passion. That's the title of this book that we're quoting So I'm just going to list the symptoms now these symptoms as I'm as I'm saying We're not yet at this stage in May when the letter that we're reading was written But they indicate throughout this time to res continued to respond to letters there was a seminarian Maurice Belair and The very nice book has been written on this by Bishop Patrick Ahern. That's Maurice resin Maurice the story of a love a seminarian who was really struggling Wrote to the Carmel asked if a sister could pray for him the prioress asked her as to do this So in this last year and a half or so of her life You have this handful of letters that he writes And then her response. It's always the same he respites rights discouraged by his failures He writes back to encourage him. God is calling you to be a saint. I know it you can do it But especially for this I'll just quote this one instance because his need was so great in the midst of these kinds of pains And with a trembling hand with the pencil Torres would write sometimes even lengthy responses to these people So that's when you read them on a page. It looks like they're nice Sedate letters that that was not the case All right to describe the symptoms of the tuberculosis So the bishop says fever and profuse sweating for six months So that does include this may that we're looking at Torres suffered from a fever which fluctuated Sometimes her back was burning like fire Sometimes she was perspiring so much. She became dehydrated Digestive troubles Torres suffered frequently from nausea often losing her meals even before she became bedridden The doctor prescribed milk for her. She had never liked it. She could not digest it She continued to take it forced it down knowing what would happen Respiratory troubles as the tuberculosis spread through the lungs Torres suffered pains first in her right shoulder and arms then in her left side the continual cough emaciation Strikingly when you look at the photos of Torres and this is typical from what I've read about this her face looks unchanged Her face looks healthy and all the photos that you see and in fact This was one reason why many of the sisters didn't really believe she was very ill to look at her She seemed fine So she didn't get a lot of sympathy from many in the Carmel as as she went through this But underneath the habit she was becoming a skeleton Normally the face of a person suffering from tuberculosis takes on certain characteristics, but Torres face remained almost the same Her voluminous Carmelite habit hid her thin thinness and her face was full Only her thin hands betrayed her That's all you could see through the habit and gave the lie to the healthy look and the emaciation itself caused various afflictions weakness powerlessness and distress People suffering from tuberculosis like this obviously would have deep emotional discouragement and depression and pain They did the prodigious remedies customary at the time but ridiculous today do anything to alleviate all this suffering Basically the answer to that is no that they really didn't do much Right, that's and of course add to this that Torres is in the heart of the spiritual darkness at this point Which is centered on? This sense powerful in her that heaven is not real that when we die everything is over and She is making more acts of faith as she'll say than ever in her life at this point She writes these lovely poems about eternal life the sisters comment on it and she says I am writing about what I wish to believe So she is this is a martyrdom, you know This is a passion that Torres is going through and that's the context of this letter that she's writing So this is the second Person this case already ordained a priest that she was asked to accompany spiritually and it was a father Adolph Rulong Who was destined for the missions in China where he actually spent 13 years? He stopped by the Carmel at one point can't say that he and Torres actually saw each other because the grill was in between Although they tried to work it so that Torres was the last one.
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"This may not be the optimal market to start DCAing into coins for long -term holds, but right now is the optimal time for trading with a lot of amazing trade setups presenting themselves every single week. So in today's video, I'm going to run through the 14, yes, 14 trade setups, all of which are long setups this week, because you know what happens when you try to fight the trend, you get wrecked. This is a market where as long as the uptrend lasts, is your friend until the end of the trend. And that means we long more than we short. So today I have 14 long setups I want to discuss with you. Most of the setups are a little bit shorter term, like mostly focused on this week, but a couple are a little bit longer term, I would say like in the three to four month range. Not focusing on super long term trades here, but still definitely going to have some alpha for you in today's video as to what altcoins I think could be part of a rotation. As we're seeing right now, basically narratives hop from narrative to narrative as traders seem to be rotating profits into different sectors. And we're going to discuss where I think that rotation could take us. 14 very different altcoins in today's show. We're going to cover a couple narratives like gaming, like ZK, and hopefully you enjoy. Smash the like button if you are enjoying the content at the moment. Let's just start with Bitcoin. An interesting observation to make on Bitcoin is that the last time it had four consecutive weekly candles in a row to the upside, as you can see, like we have currently gotten, it actually did this in early January and ended up reversing for two weeks before continuing an uptrend. So I mean, just because it happened once doesn't mean we're necessarily going to get like a sustained pullback now. But I think what needs to happen and what the market is already starting to show us with weekly open here is that Bitcoin needs a little bit of a cooldown. Now a cooldown is not bad for altcoins. A cooldown, if Bitcoin just moves sideways, maybe a little bit down is actually good for altcoins because it gives the alt some breathing room. It takes the wind out of Bitcoin sales a little bit and gives the alt some room to run. So what I want to see longer term is definitely a sustained increase in Bitcoin dominance that shows liquidity is flowing into Bitcoin. And then eventually I want to see that siphon off into the alts. So I actually want to see dominance pushing up to 60 % for a really healthy market. So altcoins can have a sustained run. But for now, if Bitcoin just cools and alts run a little bit, that's okay for now. Another interesting thing to note is that Bloomberg analysts still expect a 90 % chance of a Bitcoin spot ETF approval by the 10th of January. At the moment, the SEC has another five days to approve an ETF. If they don't approve it, then they're going to have to delay until January. So we could see an approval this week. I don't think this will be the case, but it is a possibility given the fact this week we are in an approval window. So definitely look for some volatility on Bitcoin. All right, let's get into the official list of altcoins that I'm looking at my weekly watch list. By the way, this is a show that I've been doing pretty much every week, but obviously now there's extra attention on the show because we're finally getting some market movers. If you looked at my watch list last week, basically I think six out of the seven tokens that I listed all ended up in profits. We had some amazing trades from that watch list. So congratulations to everyone that got involved there. Hopefully from this week's watch list, similarly, we have some good trades that come out of this one as well. The first place I want to start is ThorChain. What you need to understand about ThorChain is that it's the ultimate bull market token. Because of its reflexive mechanism, the more capital that goes into Roon, basically the better the yields end up being because they need to incentivize LPs to stake tokens in the pools to balance out the Roon LP because Roon is pumped in price, right? So when you have a higher APR, a lot of people ape into Roon, increasing the TVL. We can see the TVL is skyrocketing at the moment, as you can see here. And what that means is that Roon has this really explosive effect, this compounding effect, this flywheel when the market starts to deposit into Roon. So Roon is actually pretty much the ultimate bull market token. In a bear market, it's the opposite. It's one of the worst tokens because it gets hit really hard the other way. When the Roon price is going down, the yields tank. A lot of people exit the ecosystem because remember, to facilitate omni -chain swaps, what Roon does is it basically has LPs where you're required to hold an asset one to one with Roon. So if you want to swap from, let's say, Ethereum to Bitcoin, you're going to need in the omni -pool your Roon pairing with Ethereum and Bitcoin in order to facilitate that swap. So that's why in a bull market it does really well and in a bear market it does really bad. Because we're in a bull trend at the moment, Roon is clearly performing really well. It's one of the strongest performers in the market at the moment. And for that reason, if we do see a pullback like we're seeing right now, this is one that I'll look to ladder into on continuation. As I mentioned at the start of the video, this is really a traders market and it's a market where you probably want to be longing more than you are shorting. And when we're longing more than we're shorting, we want to look at the strongest coins. There are a few rotational players that I want to talk about but you generally want to look at the strongest coins and on any major pullbacks you can use them as dip buying opportunities, not for spot but for trades only. So depending on your risk tolerance, you can use different amounts of leverage. Some people, if you have more capital, you'll prefer spot trading. For me, I actually do a fair bit of spot trading so I might go in with a bigger position or a low leverage position because I don't want to get wicked out like we saw on the 10th of November. But here are some levels that you can look at to enter Roon on the pullback. The major level I'm looking at is this cross section here between the horizontal and the upwards diagonal trend which comes at around $4. If Roon somehow makes its way back down there, I don't think it will. This would be an amazing zone to do some buying. If not, then you do have this zone right here at the 4 .7 area that could be an interesting look as a small ladder in zone. You could probably ladder in here and then your last gasp is at $3 .60. If it starts breaking this trend, then that looks really bad that it's just going to reverse all the way back down. I don't think that's going to happen though. I think momentum for Roon has been upwards and as such, we should treat it with respect and it's certainly what I'm looking to have a nibble at if we continue to get any sort of sustained pullback in terms of trading, of course, not long -term. Long -term positions will be on more key high time frame supports. If you want to learn a bit more about that, I actually uploaded a video called If You Miss The Crypto Rally Follows This Exact Roadmap, which talks about long -term investing. So today is the short -term show. Yesterday, if you go onto the channel and go onto my playlist, and there's also a playlist linked in the description, that will give you a roadmap for the spot side of things. In terms of buying spot Roon, you want to be doing so on key support levels on the higher time frames because we don't like to buy long -term positions on the shorter time frames. It just doesn't make or the lower time frames. It just doesn't make any sense, right? 4 swaps an interesting play now starting to wake up as well being the main decks on Roon. This is definitely a 4 beta play or a Roon beta play rather. So 4 is definitely what I'm looking at in a similar gist to what I'm doing with Roon. Any major pullbacks probably going to gobble them up from a trading point of view. And you can also see they closed with an all -time high trading volume right now. A lot of people are actually using Roon to swap, which is an amazing thing and great for the ecosystem. So that's Roon. Now I want to talk about Solana because Solana is in a similar position to Roon in the sense that being one of the most explosive price movers. But it's kind of an interesting spot, right? Because it's come all the way up from what $15 to $53 in price. It actually hit $60 for a brief period of time. Spot holders don't know if they should take profits here. Traders don't know if they should be longing here. It's kind of in a weird position. But if we look at Sol, we can see that it broke above the key weekly resistance at the $48 level. So for me, a pullback into this zone similar to a buying opportunity, because I think what tends to happen with these coins is the most explosive move happens last. We haven't, I don't think seen that blow off top yet. And I may be wrong, this $65 zone could have been this blow off top. But I still have a feeling that we get that final thrust from Solana that just squeezes all those shorts that are now starting to pile up a little bit. And that will be your final blow off top for Solana. So because I think there's a tiny bit of juice left in the lemon here, I would be looking at any major pullback similarly to Rune continuing to ladder in until the trend reverses. Happy to kind of lose a bit of money trying to play this game considering that the upside is fairly immense in my opinion, if you can hit that trade. So Solana is one that I'd be interested in longing on a major pullback. You know the key level on the weekly. Obviously, you want to confirm that with lower timeframe trade setups because you have a fantastic level to look at. And on let's say the one hourly, the four hourly, that's when you'd actually be entering. Okay, let's move on to a new subset of tokens. These are the tokens that haven't moved. I know Rune and Solana have moved aggressively and we are playing the by the dip game, I guess on those ones. But some of the coins I want to talk about now actually haven't really moved. Now they have moved because the whole market's moved, but just not as much like Polygon hasn't done a 5x like Solana has or you know, 6x, 7x like Rune has. It is significantly up of course, but there is a really interesting narrative starting to brew here and that's the ZK narrative. So if you actually remember back to earlier in the year, January, February, some of the strongest performers alongside like AI and LSDs were the ZK coins. There was a lot of ZK hype and Matic being your biggest coin in this ZK basket of coins tends to be a market leader and it also happens to have this big announcement happening on November 14th which is garnering a leader of the ZK sector if ZK starts to wake up. Because right now we're in this rotational market, we saw Solana rotate into Avalanche, we saw that rotate into Phantom, we saw gaming pop off, we're seeing all these narratives pop off, AI popped off last week. I think next, a narrative that hasn't really popped off, but one that did in January is ZK. So Matic's definitely one of them. In terms of trading this, you do have your major support at 76, but what I would be more interested in is a break of the 92 cent level on the four hourly. Any confirmation above this level would be a decent entry in my opinion and you can see this level mapped out on the daily chart as your key resistance that we're currently trying to test at the moment. If we break that level, then suddenly we can look at a scenario that happened earlier in the year in February, as I said during that ZK run, where Matic ran all the way to 150. A 150 Matic in this run is not out of the question at all. In fact, I think it could happen if ZK gains steam. So that's what I'm keeping my eye on. Now let's talk about some of the other ZK protocols, but before we get into that, while we're speaking on the topic of Polygon, if you do want to earn any yield on the Polygon side, you can go to the farming page on SmartX, which is one of our official show partners. It's an AMM, which reduces the negative effects of impermanent loss and sometimes leads to impermanent gain that currently offers some of the most competitive, in fact, the best rates on the Polygon side for yield farming. So you can see in front of you, you've got 30 to 40 % APRs on a variety of pools, which as I said, have a mechanism which reduces impermanent loss, which is obviously one of the biggest headaches when it comes to Lping in crypto. So I highly recommend using the link in the description below to check out SmartX if you are interested in farming, or you can also do swapping on SmartX and get some of the best swap in the market as well. Link in the description below to check out SmartX. I've got some big announcements coming soon that I'm excited to share with you as well, so stay tuned for that. So let's talk about some of the other ZK protocols. So if Matic starts to make a run here, what will I long? Well, I'm going to long the leaders. I'm not going to try and pick the laggards in this sector. I want to pick the strongest coins in this sector. If we look back to the last run, as I mentioned at the start of the year, some of the best performers were Mina Protocol, Loop Ring, Nute and Dusk. So these are the ones I'm looking at because the market's really familiar with them. I think there's a bit of synergy here with that narrative in these coins. So those are some of the ones I'm looking at. But whatever leads in this sector after Polygon, those will be the ones that I'm interested in. And you can see Polygon and Immutable, the two biggest ZK protocols have run, but a lot of the others haven't run yet. So I think it's a narrative that's flying slightly under the radar, but I think it'll catch up quick once it starts to gain steam. So as a rotational play, this is definitely one that I'm interested in this week. Another one I'm interested in, which is already starting to pump, but probably has a little more upside left in it, is Sei Network. Now we know how explosive these career pumps have been in recent times. Pretty much every token that's been listed on Korean exchange a bit has exploded. We saw this earlier in the year with Sui and Aptos. We've recently seen it with Mina Protocol. Now we're on its pair on Upbit. So Sei is definitely one that I'm watching. It's catching a strong career pump. It has moved, but Sei is what I would call a new coin, right? It's a coin that has launched in the bear market. It's newer. It has pumpermentals because there's less underwater bag holders, and it still is down from its original trading price on its first day. Not from IDO price, but from the peak that it hit on its first day because it had a huge pump, ended up coming back down. It did hit its low of, what is it, like 0 .09 here. It's now started to move back up to 0 .15, but that's less than a 2X on a coin that has, as I said, pumpermentals. It's obviously a trading blockchain built in the Cosmos ecosystem. So some interesting stuff with Sei. If you do want an entry here, I mean, you could look to get an initial position, but if you're using leverage, you want to be careful. I mean, this is kind of not really a great place to trade. Obviously on one hourly, you might be able to find, it depends how, like if you're trading breakouts, you could probably look for like a breakout of this trend here. By the time you're watching this video, it might be too late. So the best I can do for you is actually looking on the four hourly and showing you these key support levels. The 0 .1344 level, if we do get some sort of confluence with the horizontal and diagonal trend here, this would be a great pocket to buy in. But any zone along this major support zone will be an area that I load up, but it does depend on your trading strategy. If you are a high leverage trader, you want to be a lot more precise. Me, I'll either go in this with spot or super low leverage. So I'm not so concerned about getting the exact entry. I'm just trying to really catch it for the uptrend. So depends how you trade, of course, if you're trying to snipe that entry, got to be a lot more careful. For me, a much lower leverage than your average person because I found that's what works for me because I don't have time just personally to sit in front of my computer all day and snipe entries. That's not me. I much more size. So let's say instead of taking a 2k position, I'll take let's say a 10k or a 15k spot position. And then I can't get wrecked on margin, which has been helping me a lot. Or I'll just go in with like a 3x leverage position. So it would take a lot to shake me out of a trade. So that is one I'm looking at. Similarly to say another coin that has pumpamentals and has shown this in recent times as another new coin is Celestia. Remember guys, the new coins can pump so much harder than all coins in the market. That's why I've been saying for a long time, you should definitely keep your eye on the new coins from both accumulation and a trading perspective. Celestia, by the way, is one if you've been following me on Twitter that you may have gotten an airdrop for because I did an airdrop guide last year and I included Celestia and this could end up being one of the most lucrative airdrops of the year. Congrats to anyone that watched that guide or watch my tweet and got involved because right now if you held your Celestia bag, you'd won to $2 ,000 but for some people it could be a lot more if you use multiple wallets. So I think this one is fantastic and there's a few people that have been coming out and saying that it's this cycle's soul. Smartestmoney .eth, it's an account I respect. The number one coin m p &l trader on Binance, that's pretty crazy, that is very crazy actually, has added spot to a massive seed position quote unquote and basically said watch and learn wannabes. These guys out here buying salt while I'm buying the next Solana. Big call but I mean the market cap is reasonably valued 700 mil okay five bill fdvs a lot but we know in the short term the circulating supply definitely goes to dictate how explosive the price moves can be market cap 700 mils reasonable at rank 71 calling it the next soul I don't know I like this one I like it as a spot play but not maybe after this massive pump in terms of a trade though super interesting now actually on support trend you'll notice a lot of coins are following the same trend they have a diagonal up trend as long as they stick to that trend you long if they start to break down below you've got to be a little bit wary but they've also got these horizontal support levels that they make after their retracements so this is actually a good one too long there's a couple of levels here for you to look out for on the one hourly on Celestia so that's an interesting one and let's move into some of the final narratives here I've got two more to share with you and both of these include a variety of alt coins so the first one is perpetuals I think if this volatility is to remain in the market we could definitely see perpetuals performing well we're starting to see a catch up in terms of price and fundamentals despite that not being the case a couple of weeks ago and if you see in front of you volume is performing really well this is purpose trading season this is an on -chain aping season this is the season where people are trading perps I think the centralized exchanges are doing the best that's where most people are trading but I think decks could catch up and for this reason as well as the fact that I think volatility could remain for the foreseeable future I think the perp decks remain super interesting looks at the moment not for short -term trades this week but over let's say the medium term so two to three months maybe even six months so these are definitely ones I've got my eye on dydx I'm going to do a video on this week that's a very interesting trade GMX and gains network being the ones that are kind of your decks perp decks proxies and a few others and as you can see on the weekly a lot of these are barely moved so especially like GMX and games they're a very interesting look in my opinion and if you do want to snipe better entries on a coin like GMX I recommend you use Kyber AI which is a software that basically tells you the momentum of a coin based on a variety of on -chain indicators like the number and types of trades trading volume net flow to whale wallets and what I would do on a coin like GMX is essentially if you're lining up a buy and let's say you want to start buying when shifts momentum what I would look for is a pattern like this where it shifts from bearish into bullish territory now since this video is not live you're gonna have to open your up your own Kyber AI using the link in the description below to see where it currently is but right now this would actually be potentially an interesting place to long GMX if on the lower time frames it lines up with what the Kyber score is showing which is basically bearish price momentum shown by a strong reversal so heading back into bullish territory as you can see buys are now starting to outpace cells and volume is also up ticking across GMX all of those are metrics that go into the Kyber score Kyber score is one of my favorite metrics in crypto if you go to rankings you can actually sort by market cap I love doing this so I go more than 500 million for the large caps that you can actually trade perps on and you can see which coins are looking the most bullish this can help you get entries in the market especially in a bullish market like this searching for the bullish coins can be an amazing way especially using on -chain analysis to get better trading entries so link in the description to check out Kyber AI it's an extremely useful tool especially for confluence with getting trading entries and crypto bad to subscribers will get early access versus the rest of the pack so link in the description below of course it's free so not showing you anything paid it is a free service to use the last narrative I want to talk about quickly is one I think people are forgetting about it has had a bit of a pullback um but it's the gaming narrative into YGG the reason I say people are forgetting people aren't forgetting about gaming there's a lot of talk about crypto gaming on twitter but I think they're forgetting about one of the biggest gaming conferences in five days time starting on November 18th it lasts for a week there definitely could be some I mean a lot of the major projects are speaking there so there could be some interesting announcements and even if not I think there's bound to be hype into that conference so for that reason definitely keep your eye on the gaming projects there's two in particular that I like YGG because it's their conference and this is now having a pullback into a decent zone in my opinion and also GMT which on the weekly and I know once again you don't enter short -term trades on the weekly but on the weekly if it can pull back down into this pocket at 0 .22 and confirm this is support and if you line that up with your lower time frame indicators of course that could be a decent zone also to enter a GMT trade so gaming is something I'm not going to fade the bees are kind of going from one narrative to another but gaming is one that I've got my eye on ahead of the conference so I hope you enjoyed this video these are all the narratives I'm looking at right now mostly short -term some medium to long -term hope you enjoyed this was fast it was alpha packed let me know in the comments below if there are any other coins I should look at and I'll see you in the next one. Peace out.
A highlight from Kevin McCullough
"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash careers slash USBP. Folks, welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacypminvestments .com. That's legacypminvestments .com. Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be fooled. The real Eric's in jail. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program. Chris Himes, welcome to the program. Hello, welcome to you from another place in the country. I'm in Washington, D .C., which is technically the capital, the nation's capital. It's I'm here for an event tonight. It's Intercessors for America, Intercessors for America. If you don't know what the word intercessors means. That's a problem. That's going to be a problem going forward. An intercessor, I better explain it because I don't want people to have a problem. An intercessor is somebody who intercedes in prayer. These are people called to prayer. So there are 500 plus people. It's the 50th anniversary of Intercessors for America. I'm speaking at the gala dinner this evening and I feel so honored. I feel out of my depth, frankly. So that's where the good news is. I turn to God and I ask him to help me and to speak through me because these are prayer warriors. These are heroes. Dutch Sheets is speaking this afternoon. Michelle Bachman spoke this morning. Intercessors America. for It's just a joy to be with a group like this. And by the way, next week, I'm going to be in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Folks, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you can get there or you know anybody who can get there, I think this is going to be a great event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I just love meeting people. My favorite part is after I speak, we get, you know, the book signing line and whatever. Even if you don't buy a book or you just want to get a picture or say hello, that's just fun for me to meet people. So Lancaster, Pennsylvania, all this information is available at ericmataxis .com, ericmataxis .com. There are a lot of people listening to this program who are not signed up for the newsletter and you're missing valuable things. Folks, give away a lot of free stuff. What's the date on the Lancaster event again? According to my date book, it is November 16th, next Thursday night. Now, I will say this about Lancaster. It's easy for us to get to from the New York City area. My wife and I had some friends who a couple of friends actually moved to that area. It's a delightful place to visit. So there's a lot of stuff to do there. It doesn't, you know, you think it's just Amish people, but it's actually a really, really great town. Oh, no. Yeah, no, it's it's fantastic. And so anyway, that's next Thursday night. So I'll be there. But I just want to get the word out because sometimes I don't mention on the program, I'm going to be at this or this or this, but sometimes it's already sold out or whatever. But I thought here's an opportunity. So let me mention it. All right. I want to say that in our one today, we have our friend Kevin McCullough coming on the program. You know, Kevin McCullough, we call him, let's try Damas and and Chris Himes. I don't know if you've trademarked that, but you should, because it's brilliant votes to Damas will be on the program. And he it's kind of funny when you're friends with somebody, you know, you sort of tend to take them for granted. Kevin is really brilliant. I want to be real clear when it comes to political stuff. He's he's amazing. And it's always fun to talk to him in our two. We're talking to another absolutely.
Dan's Northvale, NJ Book Signing Was an Epic Success!
"That for this weekend special so a lot happened since I've been with you last first we had a book signing Friday in Northvale New Jersey I expected like 350 people 500 people showed up it was crazy the nicest people huge shout out to the cops and a lot of people showed up I I had some DEA guys FBI guys couple of 75 precinct guy ESU SWAT guys there and one guy came up to me and said Dan I love it when you give shout outs to the truckers and the HVAC guys and the carpenters and the electricians and the steam fitters but you got to mention this railroad guys shout out to the railroad guy and railroad guys out there we love you too but seeing everyone up close and personal is crazy we were there three and a half hours guy said the book signing was nuts our last book signing for a while little while probably not the last one but for a while is this week in Dallas so this is kind of a weekend update on Diana Ball here Dallas this Friday November 17th 2pm local time Grapevine Texas at the Books -A -Million don't miss it we will be there their WBAP audience Jim is saying this is going to be the most packed one yet we've had anywhere from 300 to 800 people these things they're always crowded I don't know we'll see Jim's saying yes WBAP audience represent Grapevine Texas this Friday November 17th 2 p .m. local time book signing at Books -A -Million and Grapevine if you want the deets it's on my Instagram Twitter and true social just scroll through you'll see a lot of them there that's pretty cool so that happened and I want to thank the guy who his gave up parking spot in front of the bookstore they forgot to save us a parking spot so we there was not a single spot in this entire parking lot and the guy in the black truck who he's I said listen if we get you line in first will you give us his spot I had
A highlight from Aim to be above your business
"In this short talk episode I speak to Jonathan Jay about his experience in buying and growing businesses over the past 25 years. Jonathan bought a total of 53 businesses over the course of six years with five being before the pandemic and 48 during the pandemic. In this conversation he shares the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make when buying a business and the importance of identifying game -changing acquisitions based on the financial numbers, knowing when to sell business at its peak and the value of not being emotionally attached to the business. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Jonathan Jay. How you doing Jonathan? I'm very good thank you Judith, thank you for having me on. No thanks for coming on board. Now tell me, what's your favourite thing ever? I was expecting this to be a question about buying a business. My favourite thing ever? Oh my goodness, that's such a broad... my daughter, there you go. Can't get better than that. No you cannot, I bet she's gorgeous when she smiles. Even when she's grumpy she's fairly gorgeous. Brilliant. Jonathan tell us a bit more about you. Well this coming year, 2024, is my 25th anniversary of doing buying, selling, owning, growing and all those sorts of things in business. I've actually been in business longer but my first business was sale in 1999, so coming up to the 25th anniversary and it feels like yesterday in some ways and it feels like a very long time in other ways and I'm going to take it a lot easier from next year onwards, spend a little bit more time doing things other than businessy things. Interesting, so when you buy these businesses do you onboard a management team or do you become the CEO for a while or what do you do? Well it's an all depends answer on the different situations. I'm not particularly interested in operations and I'm not very good at it either. I'm not really the people person that's required to do that sort of thing so I always prefer other people to do that. Okay it's always good to know so many CEOs, founders as well they sort of get trapped into running it when they're not the right person. Well yes that's right because at the beginning you do everything yourself don't you? You are the business in every way possible so it takes quite a mind shift change to say that's not going to be me and there aren't any rules about when it stops being you. Does it stop being you after 12 months or 24 months? There's no rule so it just ends up being you all the time because at the beginning you can't justify anyone else being involved. You can't afford anyone else usually but it is a trap so the work on your business rather than in your business, massive cliche now but when Michael Gerber wrote The E -Myth over 35 years ago I think, it was quite a revolutionary change in people's thinking and he encapsulated it so well with that phrase work on rather than in and now I say to people work above the business so you become the investor rather than the doer or just the owner. And how easy is it to do that? I've never heard of anyone talking about being above the business. How easy is it to get there? Well there are very few things in business that are easy because everything takes discipline, effort, hard work, dedication and all of those things but I think it's important because if you do get dragged into the day -to -day you become the bottleneck in your own business and the growth of your business is going to be throttled by your time and your energy and to have boundless energy in our 20s and 30s past the age of 50 maybe the energy level is not quite what it used to be and we look forward to an early night and a good night's sleep so therefore capturing the energy and enthusiasm of other people allows you to do far more than if it was completely dependent upon you. Okay that makes sense. So in the last three years you've bought 48 businesses so tell me about that journey. Yes it's more than that actually, 53. So yeah I did a buy and build in 2019 which is what's that like that was five years ago actually five years back that I've been thinking about for a year prior to that so it really goes back about six years and I bought five of these businesses before the pandemic, 48 during the pandemic and it was stressful at times. I've got to admit that it wasn't plain sailing, very few people I've ever met have done that. There's only one person I can think of who's done it that aggressively and I ran out of energy. I was helping my daughter with her spelling homework and she was reading through the words for her spelling test that coming that coming week and one of the words was unhappy and she looked at me and she said that's you. Wow. And I said oh okay okay I let it go and the next day I said why did you say that and I said what makes me unhappy and she said work and I thought I've just suddenly become a very poor role model and at one point I was hospitalized. I'm not trying to put people off buying a business, I'm trying to put people off buying 53 businesses in like it was actually two and a half years. The stress started to get to me so no amount of money or no obsession with business is worth your health, your relationships, your family and all of those things and I think that early on in our careers we put everything behind our business and our career and then I think again when you tip into maybe when you tip into your 40s then you tip into your 50s you realize that you've got to get your priorities right because you start saying life is too short way too many times you've only yourself repeating that again and again life is too short life is too short so I think it's getting that work -life balance again yeah that was a kind of a new phrase 20 years ago and now it's work -life balance this that and the other but it's but it is very important. So you risked your health doing what you did but why did you do that? No one had a choice to be fair it kind of crept it kind of crept up at me I wasn't intentionally doing that. I had these stomach pains that wouldn't go away and one particular night you know I just didn't sleep the entire night I was just such agony and I was googling appendicitis and that was actually on the other side so it wasn't appendicitis I thought I couldn't figure out what it what it was I always thought my stomach was kind of in the middle and it's not actually it's to the to the side so I figured it was my stomach so I went to the doctor which I don't you know not something I've ever done on a regular basis and the next day I was having a colonoscopy which is not my favorite medical procedure out of all the medical procedures there are available a colonoscopy is not my most favorite one and they couldn't find anything which was good in some ways but what what was causing these the the stomach pains and it was all stress related so that was when I decided I've got to make a bit of a life lifestyle choice here and however big the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if I'm not here you know because I'm as long as possible and I can't risk um you know I can't risk my health sort of suffering because of something which is let's face it financially based so um so yeah yeah it's a very common trait though isn't it entrepreneurs pushing themselves far too far um because I suppose you just get used to it and then it makes then it becomes harder to let it go oh I mean I I I have been and to a certain degree even now addicted to my phone I mean it's like it's like I get uncomfortable if it's not in my hand or I can feel it in my pocket which is bizarre I mean I shouldn't be looking at my emails at the weekend should I I mean it's like what's happening at the weekend nothing's happening at the weekend so so why am I even looking um so so it's but but I but I also remember the very very first day back in I think it must have been the mid -2000s when someone showed me how I could actually get emails on my phone and it was like oh my goodness I don't have to sit at my desktop to get my I can actually get them on my phone and you think that um you know if you if you again if you go back 20 25 years where we didn't have Facebook and we didn't have social media we didn't have um phones of any description but we still managed okay actually this is going back 30 years we still managed okay and we managed with a fax machine and uh you never hear anyone saying they make more money now than they did back then because they've got phones and technology yeah it it it is meant to improve communication but I don't remember anyone ever saying communication was was bad it was just you worked with what you've got and you didn't expect an instant yeah people these days you send them a whatsapp message and you don't reply instantly it's like a it's it's it's considered to be rude um where you know no one ever got upset when you faxed them and you didn't fax back immediately had it changed for the better not necessarily yeah why did you buy all those businesses in such a short period of time and it was in opportunity um that uh it was an opportunity to grow a grow a a pretty sizable group the fourth largest in the sector um within a short space of time and the pandemic was good in some ways business -wise bad in other ways um and one of the ways it was good it was because there were we just went for it um what it was it was just opportunistic that's all what type of businesses are they are these were all uh child care oh wow okay that made do you do you still have those no well my my business partner took over when I I I decided like I said the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was not was not as enticing as I thought it was going to be so she took over um uh and and she was the child care expert I I was just the guy with the idea so my contribution was I had the idea and I knew how to do the deals and get the deals done um apart from having a child I I don't really know anything about uh how to run a child care business it's all highly regulated and you know I'm not qualified to do that anyway okay that makes sense so how did you know which of those businesses were good businesses to buy next to other businesses that you didn't buy uh because I looked at 500 so I looked at 500 first and it was kind of like a one in ten um of the of the 500 uh despite that you know some of them were better than others because they're not all created equally um and and some had some inherent cultural issues uh some had reputational some issues had financial issues uh you never get a perfect business right every business something that isn't appealing to someone else um maybe as the owner you live with it but to a new owner they wouldn't think it was um a good thing uh so so yeah so so the the bottom line was having choice of looking at looking at 500 in quick succession so if somebody was sitting there and they were thinking I need to I want to buy a business yeah is there any key things other than the fact that obviously you know the financials if you take the financials out is there any key things that people should be looking at well it is actually the financials the largest part because you want a business that's that's making good money and if you're going to buy a business why would you buy a business making 50 000 a year when you can buy a business making 500 000 a year with the same level of effort um as actually is easier to buy the larger business and the smaller business the larger business is going to be a better business than the smaller business um so they're uh yeah so the financials actually are are absolutely critical uh it's got to have enough staff enough people because you always get some when you buy a business you always get some people you want something that if you've if you've got a business with five members of staff and two leave you've got yourself a big problem uh if you've got a business with 50 members of staff and five leave or six leave it you know you don't notice yeah sometimes they were surplus to requirements anyway uh you've got to have a business that's big enough to be able to afford some good people to run it because you don't want that if uh it if it if it's you and you just bought yourself a job uh and even though it might be a well -paid job yeah we've kind of created that bottleneck that we were talking about earlier yeah and how did what sort of weight do you put on things like the culture of the organization well the that's the hardest part so you know if you buy two businesses one has a nine to five you know you walk in at one minute to nine you leave at one minute to five and then you've got the other which is work hard play hard and you know we're on call we're available anytime we'll do what's required to grow this business you try and put those two groups of people together and they won't mix so that cultural match is is really difficult and getting the staff on side is really important and that you know we did it really well and we did really badly yeah so and everything in between and sometimes it's practice slightly outside of your control as well so um you know you you might have a seller who who is a reluctant seller and some for some reason doesn't want the buyer to be successful and definitely doesn't want the buyer to be more successful than they were doesn't want to show doesn't want to be shown up so they they spike it a little bit with the staff and it's amazing how many people sell a business and then keep in touch with the staff and want to know everything that's going on they can't let go oh i suppose after 20 years of ownership i get that i understand that but uh that that makes things a little bit tricky so the the people aspects are typically the hardest okay thank you that's really that's really a good point so what are you doing now then um i go on holiday a lot and i take my daughter to school i pick her up from school um i watch uh dancing uh uh shows uh gymnastics competitions the other night last night and uh and i i do that i i i fill my day um helping other people buy businesses and benefiting from my experience over the last 25 years so uh these are either business owners already who want to expand by buying another business or they're entrepreneurially minded people quite a few property investors recently are not getting a very good return on property um and uh and see an opportunity in business so it's a it's a combination of all of uh all those different types of people and i i have sort of groups of business owners and entrepreneurs who come together and i guide them through the business buying process so they don't make all the mistakes and there's a lot of mistakes you can make and i've made all of them so i can help people avoid them that sounds really good so is there a top five mistakes that entrepreneurs make when they're trying to buy a business yeah um this is in no particular order because it's off the top of my head but uh definitely uh letting uh emotion rule the decision so ahead so it you turn into a motivated buyer you want to buy it and therefore you've got to make the deal work even though the deal shouldn't work it actually would help you if the deal didn't work um buying a business that's too small so you end up um getting involved because you have to and the business can't afford anyone to replace the exited owner um another mistake is using your own money you should never use your own money when buying a business why would you do that um you know we can we can finance the the acquisition without you having to reach into your own pocket and that's why people can buy multi -million pound businesses without being a multi -millionaire uh you don't need the money to to do that you just need the knowledge and the three mistakes that people make uh mistake number four um is that uh let's see um they uh get the numbers wrong so they don't do sufficient due diligence to understand exactly how much profit the business makes uh what the business will continue to make under the new ownership you know they rush the deal they rush this part of it because it's not very exciting due diligence um it's a little bit like waiting for the house survey to come back when you've already want to buy the house and even if there's a hole in the roof and you're gonna buy that house so people ignore the due diligence or skimp on it that's four thing four mistakes that people make i've done a video i've done actually done a video series of 12 mistakes that people make uh and uh so let me think of one of those for number five for you um so i i think going into an acquisition without enough knowledge of what to do so feeling as though you can make it up as you go along you can pick up bits of information of the internet i mean goodness me if you spend enough time on the internet you'll you'll be so confused because people say different things what you need is a process you need a system to follow you need to say like this is the first thing i do this is the second thing to the third thing and every time i see someone follow the system they get the result if they don't follow the system they don't get the result and it becomes frustrating or it becomes expensive or they end up just not doing it so i think it's really important to follow that process follow that system so there you go there's five mistakes that people make they're really good ones actually and they're things that you don't automatically think of and that i like the idea about not being a motivated buyer because you make mistakes because you just need and like you say you just need to buy it when it's been going on for ages so it's just like i've put i've already invested x amount of time so now it's i might as well just do well it um yes or i've spent x amount of money and yeah i feel as though i i have an obligation to follow through uh which is just not some not a good idea uh at all you you are looking for a motivated seller you're looking for somebody who wants to sell because if they don't want to sell why you know what you're going to do you're going to try and persuade them to sell to you does that sound like it's ever going to be a good deal so you want someone who wants to sell and you'll find that the more they want to sell the better the deal for you so out of all though millions of businesses out there i think you're probably better off finding someone who really is motivated to sell rather than someone who doesn't want to yeah and i suppose the other thing to think about is if you've got another business or other businesses is how does this one adds to the portfolio or does it distract from the portfolio i guess another one isn't it exactly and and it becomes a distraction it becomes a bad distraction if it's small and it sucks up time but doesn't give you anything back uh it's a good distraction um if it's a game changer acquisition and that and that's what uh um that's always what we're that that is a game changer or just something that you want to do how do they how can they tell the difference uh it's usually down to the numbers right okay to give an example a father and son duo who just bought their first business recently with my help um eight million of revenue 1 .1 million of pre -tax profit that's a game changer deal where you know you buy a business 20 that makes 000 pounds a year well that's never going to set the world alight right it's just like why put the effort in you might as well go and buy the bigger the bigger business okay and do you have any thoughts about knowing when to sell when someone should be thinking about it's time to sell yeah when things are going well but no one wants to sell when things are going well because i say well why would i sell things are going well now that's when you get the um most value and things don't go well forever no business goes up and up and up and up and up and up and up every business you know it goes up and down it's like a roller coaster so you need to know when you're going getting up to the top of the the peak and when you're going up to the top of the peak that's when you sell when you reach the top the only way is down and that's when you get the worst value and that's when you become seriously motivated to sell you should be motivated to sell because the business is doing well not motivated to sell because the business is doing badly. That makes a lot of sense and I guess you need to not be emotionally attached to the business because that's when it's difficult to sell. You get the best value if you're not emotionally attached. If you are emotionally attached your value goes down every single time. This is really useful. Thank you so much for that. Before we finish is there anything Jonathan you want to add or leave with the audience? Can I give a plug for my YouTube channel? Yeah go ahead and do it. If you type my name Jonathan J J A Y into YouTube I've got over 200 videos on buying a business and all interviews with my clients who've done it, me doing presentations to groups of people, all different types of videos and there's some free training videos there as well. If anyone's interested in doing this check out the Jonathan J YouTube channel. Brilliant and I think that will help as you said it's always good to have a bit of a template a bit of a process and an idea of what to expect rather than getting super excited and go I've got some money I can do something. Yeah and keep your money in your pocket don't use your own money when buying the business. Brilliant thank you so much for coming on the show. My pleasure thank you Judith. You're welcome and thank you out there for tuning into the Maverick Paradox podcast. I'm Judith Germain your host and thank you very much for listening to us today. The Maverick Paradox. Judith Germain is an author, speaker, consultant, mentor and trainer and the leading authority on maverick leadership. She is the founder of the Maverick Paradox which supports organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities and to help business owners develop and grow their businesses. Judith enables individuals, business owners and organizations to improve their impact and influence. She is also HR Zones leadership columnist and her expert opinion has appeared in national, international and trade press.
It Only Takes One Generation, One President to Destroy Our Country
"Over a thousand years but the Roman Republic lasted about 450 500 years you none of them none of them last and in perpetuity neither will our country you because our generation my age in the 60s and the generation right behind us the 30s and 40s are destroying the country I'm not saying you are obviously but in the aggregate our generation is destroying the country we such there magnificence were 200 years of blood sweat and tears over 200 years of wars for our freedom and our security over 200 years of innovation of experimentation of failing and then succeeding and it takes one generation as it turns out it takes one presidency to destroy it all to destroy it all if people don't want to be free and if people don't want a republic and if people don't want a functioning civil society where families can happily walk the streets we're not gonna get it I've often said the real puzzle of liberty is that liberty provides a platform for the creation or the advancement of tyranny there's really no way around it the framers knew this this is why
A highlight from TOP Crypto Pick For 2024! (3 Low Cap GEMS with 20X Potential)
"Injective protocol, can it reach $100 per token? This project's been on an absolute tear over the year, up over 500%. So here's everything that you need to know about this protocol and why it could change DeFi forever. It's time to discover crypto. So what is Injective and why has it been pumping so much? Injective is an interoperable layer one blockchain optimized for building Web3 finance applications like decentralized exchanges, lending and borrowing protocols and derivatives markets. It is built on the Cosmos SDK, aka software development kit, and its Tendermint consensus architecture, which gives it fast and cheap transactions, as well as make the blockchain interoperable through the use of the Cosmos IBC protocol. It also uses Ethereum virtual machine compatibility. Injective is attempting to bring the low fees, speed and cross -chain trading of centralized exchanges into a decentralized permissionless environment. It was the first Cosmos blockchain to offer fully decentralized order book infrastructure. Now, Injective was founded back in 2018 by Eric Chen and Albert Chan, who now serve as the CEO and CTO of the umbrella company Injective Labs. They were first backed by Binance Labs. They then went on to raise over $50 million in three funding rounds. First in July of 2020, where they raised $2 .6 million in an initial seed round. Then they raised $10 million in an April 2021 funding round. And finally, they added an additionally $40 million to the pot with another funding round in August of 2022. They also did the Binance Launchpad in October of 2020, where they ICOed, selling 9 % of their total supply for 40 % of the tokens. Then in 2021, they released their mainnet and launched their smart contract platform. Injective has investors like Binance, Pantera, Jump Crypto, Mark Cuban and many more. Ignore Mark Cuban's NFT plays. The Injective blockchain holds decentralized order books, which provide liquidity to the DEXs, a trade execution coordinator and a bi -directional token bridge and EVM execution environment. Any DAP that is built on the Injective blockchain has access to all of this. And the blockchain is public, so anyone can build a DAP as long as it's approved by the governance. While some DEXs use an automated market maker formula to manage liquidity, Injective uses an order book model that is similar to centralized exchanges. This means that the DEX on Injective doesn't need gas fees, so users only have to pay market maker and taker fees using INJ. That is where the utility of the token comes in. There are tons of applications in the Injective ecosystem, but we're going to be just going into a few. Injective's most popular DAP is a cross -chain DEX called Helix, which stands out from the crowded DEX landscape by offering unique features like zero gas fees, stop -loss orders, trading history and reward tracking. These elements give Helix the positives of a centralized exchange with privacy and safety of a decentralized environment. Helix can natively support a ton of assets like Cosmos, Ethereum, Solana and Polygon, and has an easy -to -use interface where you can connect a self -custody wallet or send your assets to your Helix portfolio. And people seem to like using Helix because it becomes one of the fastest growing decentralized exchanges since it launched in September of 2022, when it reached over a billion in cumulative trading volume after just one month. So make sure you smash that like button if you're an INJ holder. Not only have you seen a 500 % growth year over year, you guys continuously change DeFi in a positive direction. Currently, Helix has over 13 times that cumulative trading volume across all its spot and perpetual markets. And Helix just launched its pre -launch features feature, which allows users to trade futures on tokens that haven't even launched yet. Now, this is probably part of the reason Helix is pumping, because this additional service allows users to speculate on upcoming coins without having to gain access to pre -sales or launch pads. Helix has marketed this as an attempt to level the playing field for the general public since venture capitalists and wealthy insiders are typically the only ones who have early access to projects. Now, what else is in the Injective ecosystem? Mito Finance is another one of Injective's popular applications. Mito Finance is a DeFi trading platform that aims to democratize finance and increase profits through automation. Mito utilizes smart contracts to bring algorithms typically used by institutional investors and hedge funds to the common man. You just sign up for a vault and earn rewards, and Mito also has a launchpad that makes token creation incredibly easy. Now, while that might not be my favorite application, it is true. Institutions utilize medbots and have ways they can profit that retailers will never be able to access in their lifetime. Thanks to yours truly, Gary Gensler, regulations get harder and harder for retail traders over time. And then there's FrontRunner, which is a decentralized sport prediction market. What's cool about FrontRunner is that it allows traders to buy and sell shares of sports propositions the same way you would buy stocks. Now, you could buy and sell these positions in real time as the odds change. Like I said, there's a ton to explore in Injective's ecosystem, so go to their website and see what you want to learn about more. Since its launch, Injective has been chugging along with one improvement after another. In January, Injective launched a fund of $150 million to accelerate the interoperability between blockchains to enhance DeFi adoption and expand its ecosystem. The following March, Injective launched a testnet for Solana -based apps. And then just a few months later in September, it released a testnet for its EVM layer. This is a two -part solution that will allow Ethereum applications to now natively run on top of Injective. The other piece of exciting Injective news is that Injective will integrate into Google Cloud's analytics hub, joining the ranks of major layer one blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. This means that anyone using a Google Cloud server will be able to interact with the data across the Injective network. CEO and co -founder Eric Shen said that the Google Cloud team has played an integral role in the growth of Injective since its inception, and that this latest collaboration will help take Web3 as a whole to new heights. Now, all of these developments have led to the price of Injective just going through the roof in the past few days, going between $7 and $8 at the beginning of October to now nearly $17 in just last week. So if you're an INJ holder, congrats, because your bag basically just tripled. Now, what's interesting to me is that while other crypto projects are struggling to regain just a quarter of their previous market cap all -time highs, Injective has already shot past that halfway point and isn't approaching a brand new all -time high. So this makes me wonder, is Injective not only going to break its all -time highs while we're still coming out of a bear market, but is it going to just surpass them and show significant gains coming over the next month? Other than being a great investment vehicle, what are other use cases for Injective? The blockchain uses a proof of stake model, so staking your INJ can help secure the network, and currently staking rewards are pretty sweet. Coming in at just over 16 % APR, you get to choose one of their 126 validators and start earning free INJ. Currently, there are almost 45 million tokens staked, about half of the circulating supply, and now remember that staking never comes with zero risk. So make sure you do your own research and don't go to staking your savings. Now perhaps one of the best reasons behind the INJ pump is going to be the tokenomics. Over the bear market, their vesting schedule released the majority of the supply into circulation. Now seeing roughly almost 89 % tokens in circulation, this goes to show that there's not a lot of dilution moving into this next bull run. So if we have all of this development, all of these DeFi applications, and all these integration, that means we can see INJ continue to push to new highs without seeing VCs and insiders dump on retail. Now other use cases include governance, and if you have a stake to INJ, you get to vote on new applications and the direction of the blockchain. INJ is also used for protocol fees, as well as developer incentives. Now there is one thing we need to be cautious about. The total supply could still potentially increase over time, because Injective uses inflationary emissions for block rewards. Currently, the block time is 0 .82 seconds. The inflation rate started at 7 % with a plan to decrease that rate in 2 % over time, but Injective also has a unique burning process that basically ties the percentage of INJ burn to the popularity of the protocols on its blockchain. So if Injective gains more and more adoptions, there's a chance that the token will become deflationary in the future. So what we need to be cautiously optimistic about is, is this inflationary pressure going to dilute the tokens moving into this next bull run? Because like I mentioned, there is not a lot of dilution coming from the early vesting schedules. So if we get burning mechanics on top of that for more development, I don't know what the right word is, but pomponomics is the kind of what comes to mind. So what makes their burning process so unique? Injective collects 60 % of the fees its platform receives from the users and puts them into a weekly auction and burn fund, where it invites people to make bids on those fees. Bidders have to buy the native token, INJ, and use that to make a bid on the assets that are on the auction block. Then Injective burns the final bids. This decreases the token supply and also drives demand for the INJ token. I know this is a little confusing, so imagine Injective auctioned $1 ,000 worth of an asset, and the highest bid ended up being $800 worth of INJ. Whoever won that bid would then have an arbitrage opportunity with the assets they've won, and Injective would then burn that $800 worth of INJ. This is why the level of Injective deflation is directly linked to the popularity of the protocols that use its on -chain order book. So what do you guys think? Do you have Injective in your portfolio? Do you think this is a pump and dump, or will INJ keep flying to the moon? So make sure you turn on those post notifications, leave a comment down below, and let us know your thoughts. Is Injective Protocol going to change DeFi forever? See you at the top. Thank you.
A highlight from Ep408: The Smartest People Can Explain Things Simply
"When you say something like IRR, break it down in a simple fashion. And this isn't about you being as smart as possible. This is not the goal. The real goal here is for you to be able to explain things simply so that your avatar is with you every step of the way. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Have you ever heard that the smartest people are the ones that can explain things more simply? Well, I believe that that's true, and I want you to get yourself smarter and smarter and smarter through the time on your podcast. Whereas I have found that the easiest way for me to get a point across is to try to explain it in really, really simple terms. And I will mention that there's two types of podcasters. There's the type of podcaster that always serves their perfect avatar, how their avatar was the day that they met them. And then there's the other type that doesn't always serve their avatar, because the reason that they fail, the reason that they're not able to do it is because they continue to think, OK, my avatar is let's just say Sarah. Sarah is my avatar. And then in episode one, I already taught Sarah this one thing. And so she knows it. And so episode two, oh, I had already taught that person that thing to her. So she already knows that. And on the third and fourth and fifth day, at the end of the day, this person, this podcaster that's failing continues to think that Sarah has been on this journey for seven years with them or 100 episodes or whatever. You fill in the blank of how long you've been having your podcast. Maybe you're 10 episodes in, maybe you're 700 episodes in. It doesn't matter. But imagine your avatar named them. I'm just going to pretend for now on this episode that it's Sarah. Sarah is my perfect avatar. And I want Sarah to have this and this and this. And I've already done 700 episodes. So Sarah is probably pretty smart now. And so I've got to teach her something new. I've got to go above and beyond. I need to start using acronyms that she never would have understand in the beginning. But I got to say it now because it's faster or I got to say it now because it makes me sound smarter. No, I'm sorry. The smartest people are the ones who can explain things simply. So the reason for this, the reason for this podcast episode is because I had a coaching call last week. And as we were talking to my client, he and I were talking about what does he need to do in order to be able to start monetizing? So I listened to a couple of episodes and all of my clients, they'd fill out a four page avatar questionnaire. So I've got the avatar questionnaire in front of me and he's telling me that he's serving his avatar. And I'm looking at it being like, bro, what is happening? Like, why did you have an episode about this? And he goes, Oh, I was really interested in that. Okay. Why did you have an episode about this other thing? Ooh, that was a really great episode. That was fun. I was so glad that I did this. And I said, so what's the point of you having your podcast again is the reason that you have your show because you want to learn yourself. He says, no, it's not because of that. Okay, man, what are you looking for? What do you want? He's like, I want my avatar, inserts the name. I want my avatar to hire me. I want to work with my avatar. I want to serve my avatar. I want to be the best resource for my avatar. I want to get referrals from my listener to other people that are my avatar. And I said, well, then why are you doing these things? And he said, again, as if he didn't get the point the first time. Okay. He repeated himself again. It's because I thought it was interesting. And I said, that's not serving your avatar. And he goes, no, it is. And he kind of like became argumentative. He kind of became, what's the word for that? When defensive. Yeah. He kind of became a little bit defensive and he was like, no, my avatar is just like me. They want to know this. And so I had to take a deep breath and I said, okay, but your avatar is this person at this point in their life. And when you have this type of content, it's confusing to them. And this is the reason why you only this client. He had a very small, he's brand new to working with us. And I'm trying to support him and help him so that he can grow. And he was just having a hard time understanding that his listener, because he has had his podcast for a long time. And then he decided to switch over to us because his friend got a lot of results by working with us. And so he was argumentative. He was defensive and he had a reason for everything. And finally, let me just fast forward. Finally, by the end of the conversation, he goes, you're right. I have been talking above my avatar. I have been assuming that my avatar has been with me for all of these episodes. Now he had about 700 episodes that I think that's why I keep saying that number, but he had about 700 episodes and he was like, you're right. I've been getting bored with the podcast. I don't know what to do. So here's what I shared. I let him know, Hey, the smartest people out there are the ones who know how to explain things simply. So over here, you're talking about IRR. So IRR, for those of you don't know, it's basically for investing. It gives you some sort of cash on cash return. Now, IRR gets more complicated than that because you can only figure it out by using an algorithm. You can only figure it out by using like Excel or a really powerful calculator. But by plugging things into Excel, it calculates things and it determines an IRR. But an IRR isn't something that we can figure out on our own. It's called internal rate of return. So this person obviously has investing podcast and he's looking at this and he's talking about IRR and he's talking about a lot of other things. And I said, next time you say IRR, think about your avatar the way they were when you first met them, because you're on episode 700. And can I tell you something that's going to make you cry? He says, yeah. Okay. I'm going to tell you something that's going to make you really, really sad. And I know that because it made me depressed when I thought of it. And now you, the listener, you're going to be a little sad too. I told him that on episode 701, you're going to have somebody who that's the first episode they ever listened to. And he goes, well, yeah. Okay, bro, if you already know that somebody's listening for the very first time, then why do you keep acting like everybody knows everything that you ever talked about? When you say something like IRR, break it down in a simple fashion. And this isn't about you being as smart as possible. This is not the goal. The real goal here is for you to be able to explain things simply so that your avatar is with you every step of the way. Now this episode was kind of short. The next episode is going to be an interview since this one was so short. I think you should check out that interview. Don't go away. I'll see you in the next episode. Oh, Hey, because three of my clients came to me recently looking to find a way to have their podcast, make the money instead of cost them money, we put together a resource for some of our clients and I want to give it to you as well. It's something that did actually seem to help because one of them is now making 2 ,600 a month, another one 4 ,500 a month. And the third is making between 5 ,000 and 10 ,000 each month. And so it's been a resource that's been incredibly valuable to them. It's our sponsor sheet template. It's a template of a sponsor sheet and it gives you something that you can hand to potential sponsors and hopefully also be making 2 ,600 4 ,500 or between 5 ,000 and 10 ,000 regularly each month with your podcast. So this has been a contributing factor to helping all three of those clients turn their podcast into an additional income stream for them. And the way that you can find it is just going to our website, growyourshow .com, but put in forward slash templates, growshow .com forward slash templates. And then you can actually download that template and others that could be valuable to your podcasting experience. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from ROLLUP: The Bull Market is On | Ethereum ETF | Near Layer2
"Bankless Nation, it is the second Friday of November. David, tell them what time it is. Oh, it's bull market time, Ryan. It's a bull market. It's a bull market. It's also, what's up? This is a special edition of the weekly roll up. And you told me not to ruin this title, this theme for you. So I'm not going to do it. Go, you say it. It's the, we are so back edition of the Friday bankless weekly roll up where we cover all the weekly news in crypto, especially focusing on the markets this week because God candles are happening. Coins are moving. We're getting the double digit price movements. Markets are alive. And NFTs are no exception to that. Everything is up. Every single listener of this podcast has more money today than they had last week. So congratulations. Pat yourself on the back. I declare that we made it. We made it through the pair. We made it. The bear's over. You're saying it? It's official now? It's official. All right. Well, so everybody is up on the week, except for those, those few Fiat Maximists. Except for the short sellers who are idiots. Do you think any Fiat Maximus and short sellers listen to bankless? How dare they? Just hate listens. Hate views, hate listens. Guys, in addition to the markets though, we've got a few other questions that we're asking. I'm going to rattle them off. Did BlackRock just file for a new spot? Eth ETF is near moving to Ethereum. Did Elizabeth Warren apologize for lying about crypto? I bet you can guess that last one. There's so many questions today. There's a lot of excitement going into the episode. David, before we get in, want to shout out our friends and sponsors over at Linea. They are inviting the bankless nation to go on a voyage. This is a DeFi voyage, a crypto voyage, because they have a new ZK EVM that you absolutely have to check out if you want to pioneer the frontier. David, tell them about Linea and what is the voyage? The voyage is six weeks of 10 ways of activity, 10 core tasks, some optional bonus tasks as well, with over 60 DeFi apps all to engage with. Why would you engage with them? Well, you know the points mechanism. FriendTech did this. They're giving out points. Linea XP, Voyage XP, is like a game, non -transferable ERC20 token that you accrue for going on the Linea voyage. So there is a link in the show notes to explore what is a new ZK EVM layer two on the scene. So you can collect some Linea XP by doing the Linea voyage. There's a link in the show notes. I think this is where we're going to spend the bull market, David, is on roll -ups and layer twos because Ethereum gas fees are going up, my friends. Oh, they are not low. We got to migrate. We got to migrate, but let's talk about the markets. All right, these charts look so beautiful today. This is the Kraken Bitcoin chart from Kraken Pro. And look at this candle up, this big green candle, followed by a candle down a little bit, but I'm still happy because it's still up. Tell me about this candle, what's going on? What's the price on the week? Yeah, Bitcoin started the week at 34 ,600, trying desperately to get its head back above 35 ,000 and not fall resistance to that, not fall back down. And then it just like blasted through right before we started recording, touched ,000 $38 going from right below $35 ,000 where it's been all week to $38 ,000. It is now at the time of recording at 36 ,500. So coming back a little bit, but 36 ,500 is real nice. Really, really nice. It's really nice. And this is the highest Bitcoin has been. I mean, I'm just scrolling out on the Kraken chart here. Like 24 months, how long has it been? I got to keep scrolling. It's been a very long time. You can't keep scrolling because your candles are one hour candles. So if you go up to the top one day, yeah, this is how you use Kraken charts. How I trade. Okay, yeah. Here we go. So look at the line, see where it intersects. May of 2022. Okay, so we killed the FTX liquidation. Bitcoin replaced that pretty early, in early 2023. And then halfway through 2023, we erased the three arrows capital liquidation. So three arrows capital is now in a distant memory. Those are no longer relevant parts of the market. And we are in process of finalizing the removal of the Terra Luna dump, which happened in May of 2022. We're almost there. I think if we just get maybe up to back, if we hold $38 ,000, Terra Luna is in the rear view mirror. It's also the season where you're starting to get, you're gonna start to get text messages from your friends and family. You have? My very dormant crypto chat that was dominant throughout 2020 and 2021 is now like, oh, we're back, baby.
Monitor Show 16:00 11-09-2023 16:00
"Financial advisors, are you looking to add or switch custodians? Are you going independent? Interactive Brokers provides lowest cost trading and turnkey custody solutions for all size firms. Trade globally from a single integrated master account with no ticket charges, no custody fees, no minimums, and no tech platform or reporting fees. Plus, IBKR has no advisory team or prop trading group to compete with you for your clients. Switch to the custody solutions that work for you at IBKR .com slash RIA. And we just mentioned it there, the Russell 2000 remains the laggard once again here, down 27 points or so on the day. That's about 1 .6 % lower. Alright, peeling back the layers of the S &P 500, not every stock is lower. We've got about 125 stocks this point that did move higher today, Scarlett. 378 did move to the downside. Yeah, but most industry groups are definitely in the red. You have 24 of them and we have 3 that are gaining, but it's just barely. Insurance companies, household and personal products, and semiconductor companies barely in the green. On the downside, Tesla leading autos and components lower by more than 5%. Pharma stocks also losing 2 .8 % and REITs under by 1 .5%. Alright, well I did manage to find some stocks in the green today, some barely hanging on there. Gotta talk Disney right now, up by 6 .87 % on the day today. Disney shares rising after the company reported better than expected profit.
A highlight from ONLY 20 Days Left To Catch The BIGGEST Altcoin Trade!
"Something crazy is happening on the markets right now. Look at that wick up to 38 ,500 on Bitcoin, which happened a few seconds ago, and it wiped out a whole lot of people who were once again short. But that's not the only thing that's happening. We are now through this huge trend line that has been this huge resistance line that's been stopping us from the beginning of the year. This is a trend line from the beginning of the year, and we've now broken through it way before we expected. I did tell you that if we keep hitting it eventually, we would break through. That's not the only thing that's happening. It's happening while new money has all of a sudden started going into the crypto market. Look at this. If you look at this blue line, it shows the market cap of stablecoins, and all of a sudden what you see is you see more money flowing into the crypto market from the outside. It's almost as if someone knows something, and I'm going to show you exactly what they actually know because I know what they know, and I'm going to show you what they know and why more money is coming into crypto today of all days. Then we want to talk about something else. We want to talk about altcoins. Specifically, look at this day on altcoins. Casper's up 27%, Illuvium up 23 .7%, Rune up 14%. They are exploding. Look at Solana. Solana is about to break a level, and once this level is broken, the next resistance for Solana is at $78, and we're about to break this level. I'm going to show you what happens after we break this level, but I'm going to also give you a warning. I don't think it's a good time to buy altcoins. I'm going to show you the data as to why it's not a good time to buy most altcoins, but, but, but, but, but there is or there are two sectors that are probably still worth buying. One of them may actually do as much as 1 ,000x. The other one probably do a couple of multiples. I'm going to show you at the end of the show what those two sectors are. They haven't run yet, and when they run, I think we're going to get a massive, massive, massive, massive, run. So listen today, probably the biggest show we have done in this entire year, because this is like the biggest bull market show this entire year, and you know that we are DJs. So let's do this guys.
A highlight from Robinhood Relisting Cardano, Solana, Polygon | Cathie Preps for Bitcoin ETF
"All right, so is Robinhood setting up for a bull run? Are they getting prepared for something that could be very unique in the crypto space? We're going to break all that down for you guys today. You're going to love it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back on the Tech Path. Before we get started, thanking our sponsor that is iTrust Capital. If you guys are looking at long -term holding and you want to do it in an IRA, this is one place you can do it. And of course, with iTrust Capital, you can do this by either locking up your ETH, your Bitcoin, put it in an IRA. It's self -directed, so you're only making trades within the IRA itself, and that's the only time you're going to incur a fee. So make sure and check it out. It's absolutely no monthly fees. All you have to do is use our link down below, get a $100 funding reward if you guys decide to go that direction. All right, so a couple of things I want to hit on here. This is Kobe Easey hitting up on Robinhood. Robinhood did their earnings yesterday, if you guys heard. They missed. I'll show you some stuff around that. But there may be a silver lining in this, and I want you to kind of follow along here. So stock officially traded below $10 on the share after missing earnings. Interestingly, Robinhood also noted a major slowdown in retail trading activity, obviously for most of the activity around crypto that's really reduced. And I think also retail traders, in essence, have also been damaged to a certain extent. But their transaction -based revenue decreased 11 % year over year, $185 million. Trading platform monthly active users dropped 16%. That's the bigger number that I don't necessarily like, down to $10 .3 million. And volatility in the stocks and crypto have been cited as the potential drivers. Okay, that's kind of the known area. And I think everybody that's following Robinhood probably understood that they were making a ton of money off of things like Doge and just crypto in general. And remember, they had to delist three of the biggest assets, and I'll talk about that in a minute, this year. And that also, I think, affected them as well. Another tweet right here, never quite understood Robinhood's business proposition. I want to play this clip for you guys to listen in, so people can kind of get a framework of how Robinhood is really set to make money in the future, because there's some things changing with them. Listen in. But how does it speak to what we're seeing across platforms right now where retail traders are concerned and where trading activity in this volatile environment is concerned? Well, to tell you frankly, I never quite understood Robinhood's business proposition because they have 10 million customers or 11 million customers, and they keep reporting losses. We interactive have brokers, has two and a half million customers, and we have about $3 billion of profits a year. So I just don't see, I don't understand. That's okay. It's okay that you don't understand, because I think there's a silver lining in here of where this is going. I want to hit on a couple of headlines here. ARK investing is and betting big on Robinhood Coinbase with over a billion dollars invested. Now, many people will say, well, I don't trust Kathy. I don't think her strategy is right. But I look at it this way. They, ARK, have been very forward about getting into innovation and really understand where innovation is going. And that, I think, is the thing that Wall Street is missing here. I want to go to another tweet right here. Now, this one goes more of a flip side of the previous clip you saw, that they didn't understand the model. Listen into this one. It's a little different of a story. Because we did have this loss. We had had a profitable quarter last quarter, monthly active users coming in below expectations. It looks like revenue is missing, even though those were up 29 % year on year. And a lot of talk about higher rates offsetting the weaker volumes. But overall, we're continuing to see some of the activity on this platform sag. Is that the right way to think about this? I actually would think it looks better than meets the eye, or basically the results are actually better than people think. So if you think about those mouths, I think they declined about 500 ,000. They went from 10 .8 to 10 .3. The decline is more muted than the decline between the first quarter and the second quarter. I think it went from 11 something to 10 .8. So you're seeing like an abating of the decline. To me, that means the first derivative is turning positive. So I would actually be less negative on the results. I'm looking at those first derivative trends, and they don't seem as bad. They give you like every month, they give you the trending update. So there's not that much surprise here. They're kind of losing the element of surprise because everybody kind of knows what they're going to report. So it's more about these sort of intricacies. Okay. Is it a buy here then as the stock sells off? Oh, 100%. You own Robinhood for the future. You don't own it for like... All right. So own it for the future. And I think the key here with this, and this is something that Cathie Wood talks about a lot, and I'll show you some clips on her, is that there's something here that could be even bigger than maybe some of the crypto plays. So I think Robinhood is poising up nicely. There is some recent news, though, in the earnings call that I think is interesting. And I want you to listen into... We're going to have a few clips of Vlad, who is their CEO, who will talk about some of the things that are coming down the pipe, but also something to watch for that I'll see if you guys can catch it. But listen to this clip right here. Robinhood could be a great place for traders to benefit from the future Bitcoin ETF. Can you maybe talk a little bit about the opportunity if it exists? Robinhood has been early to offer Bitcoin in its native form. Robinhood has really, really competitive pricing, but maybe customers aren't aware of that. So we're looking to solve that problem. We believe we have solved it. For our crypto customers, we've rolled out some changes to the user interface on mobile so that customers can clearly see the spreads that we offer on our crypto transactions. This makes it easier for customers to see their all -in cost of execution, compare it against other platforms, and see how great of a deal Robinhood is giving them. All right, so I'm going to show you a screenshot of the mobile platform. And what you'll notice here is you'll see that the spread is identified now. So it gives you the actual spread within it. And this is super important, and here's the reason why. When you look at the ETFs that will happen, all right, they're coiling up for an ETF to hit the market. There's going to be new players coming into the space that are going to say, okay, I'll go with BlackRock, I'll go with Fidelity, and here's my fees. That's the key right there is where are the fees? So what Vlad is betting on is that maybe Robinhood wins the direct access to the asset with lower fees within the Robinhood app. So he may get a bump, he, Robinhood, may get a huge bump in trading activity around all of this just because they're going to be lining up fee -wise cheaper than Coinbase and then possibly going head to head with some of these ETFs of getting direct exposure to the asset. So that's something to really pay attention to. And as it plays out for them, and I think because they're focused on that, it's pretty significant that they see something coming down the pipe. The other thing that's playing out right now is their strategy on a global perspective. Also in the coming weeks, we will launch crypto trading in the EU. Crypto benefits from a relatively clear regulatory framework in the EU, and we're excited to bring our capabilities across the pond to better serve that market. And that's going to come right on the heels of the UK brokerage launch. Just trying to understand in that context what kind of products or services that you could tangibly point to there. Would you envision kind of more assets for trading in the EU than the US? I really don't want to get ahead of the launch that's coming in a couple of weeks and tell you what the value props are going to be. But yes, in general, we do expect, given the clarity, to be able to offer a different set of assets and capabilities in Europe as in the US. Within the EU, because of the regulatory framework, it's going to set up a very interesting opportunity for Robinhood. They could energize a lot more tokens back into the platform. Likelihood, as we'll see, you know, the three horsemen, Cardano, including Polygon, and Solana, make their way back onto the platform in Europe. And could they be setting that up here in the United States as well? And don't forget, just in, Bank of England now poses allowing stablecoins as a payment option for goods and services. This is huge for what's going to happen in the EU. That gets back to the whole point. Will Robinhood be a successful platform in terms of a trading exchange within the EU? Very active overall, if you just think about the UK in general, much less some of the other emerging countries around financial services. Robinhood could end up leading the way there. This could be a big, big bonanza for hood. And I think with Coinbase, they've already kind of gone that direction. Now, of course, with all that happening and the good stuff, here's the bad stuff. Right now, US Treasury official says Biden is wanting to basically create new powers from Congress to crack down on crypto. So while everybody else is moving on and starting to understand where the growth is going to be, right now we have the US basically shooting ourselves in the foot. So this is a problem I think that we're going to have to face. At some point, Congress will be able to address this. I think that or an election. Next thing up here I want to hit on is getting Robinhood to talk about delisting relisting and tokens. Listen in. Taking the other side of that, looking at the US market, you know, you guys recently delisted some of the crypto assets. What would give you comfortability to relist some? Yeah, it's hard to say what specifically we're waiting for to give us comfort. I think that rules, rulemaking, court case data, that all helps. And of course, we'll continue to push for regulatory clarity because I think it would be a shame for the innovation that we've been seeing in crypto to be co -opted overseas. I think it's very, very important for the US to remain a leader in every new technology and industry that we possibly can. Now, remember, all the way back here in June of 2023, this is when Robinhood ended support for Solana Polygon and Cardano. And this, of course, was because of the SEC's crackdown on some of these additional tokens. Now, remember that. You take that, and then you take the opportunity of coiling up with what could be prepping for an ETF and or the win, obviously, with Ripple and most likely the Coinbase case that will be very critical of Robinhood being able to relist some of these assets and things change again over there. I want to go to a clip real quick. And this is talking about how Cathie Wood perceives Robinhood as a growth vehicle. Listen in. Robinhood, along with Coinbase and Block, the three of them we think are in the running for dominating potentially the digital wallet space. Robinhood is very user friendly. It could become either the digital wallet. More likely it will become a part of a digital wallet ecosystem, either alone, standalone or in partnership and in partnership with someone or as part of someone else. Taking a look at some of the stocks here, I just want to take a look at Coinbase. They had reported $674 million in revenue. Their estimate was $650. So they over indexed there. That was great. If you look at Hood, just to give you an idea of what happened here on theirs, they had reported $467 million. The estimate expectation was around $480. So that was the big problem. And obviously what you're seeing right now in terms of the stock bleeding out. So is this the time to look at Hood more of a long -term play? Maybe this is it. If you look at, and I'll go to the daily here and I'll really kind of squeeze out into time. And you can kind of see from where Hood has come from all the way down. We'll go up to back here in 2021 when really they were at the peak of the market, when all that Doge community was going like crazy. Bitcoin was flying. And of course, crypto services and crypto fees were being transaction on Robinhood in a big way. But the slide down, is this maybe the bottom? The last time they hit this range was around $765 back in December of last year. And then prior to that, it was in June of 22. So very interesting positions right now for Robinhood. If in fact they are lining up for a bonanza around the ETF and taking advantage of this next evolution of regulation. All this could be playing in. Make sure and stay tuned right here for all that good stuff. We'll continue to cover these kind of topics. If you guys are not in the diamond circle already, make sure and get in. It's another place where you can catch additional content. We have two podcasts over there now. And they're basically not available on YouTube. So you've got to go over there. Just visit the link down below. You can catch them there. If you guys want to catch me out there on X, it's at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
"500" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"It's a frightful picture. That's why you get these pictures of Gehenna. Now, how many of us will think and wish to think about hell? How many of us will wish to think that so many of our neighbors and friends, people we know, people we know of, people we come across, are on their way to eternal fire and the wrath of almighty God. Jesus warned, again this is not just a random crowd that was coming up to Jesus, you know, you use street evangelism and praise God if you do and you're involved in that, and some of these street preaching and then there's people heckling and not really paying attention and all that. A lot of these people, generally speaking, will never maybe have darkened the door of a church in their life. This was a religious generation that Jesus was largely speaking of. He came into his own and his own received him not. He didn't just come into one of the foreign countries, one of the nations that the gospel did spread beyond the borders of Israel, yes. But he was warning that generation, which probably thought he didn't have to hear anything but, you know, those negative things about hell and we need more encouraging messages and all these kind of things. And they did have that attitude, you know, back in Jeremiah's day, a religious and hardened generation does not want to hear about the reality and the danger of hell for those in their midst. Because even back then, as it is today, the best churches on the earth are going to be subject to mixture and error and there's going to be tares among the wheat and there's going to be those people who attend church week in week out and will spend an eternity in the person who has heard the gospel week in week out for many many years and has trampled it underfoot. Because either we we savingly trust in Jesus Christ, we're grateful for what Christ has done in the in the stead of sinners, or we will despise it. What is it with you? Before we look to your neighbors, you don't know, what about you? And you say, I'm a wretched sinner and you see nothing in yourself to save yourself. But all your hope is in Jesus and you look to him and to him alone. And if you trust in him, then you are saved. But many people don't want that. They want to contribute something of their own works. They don't want to see and acknowledge how sinful they are and so they will squash this message.
"500" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"But not to every single person, but to those that believeth in him. And Jesus warned about hell. He warned many times about hell. Never ever fall into the trap and the lie that as believers in Jesus Christ, we no longer need to think about hell. Jesus warned, several times, a religious generation that had grown up with the gospel in many ways, but was ignorant of it. They had the Old Testament. They had the law and the prophets. But teachers like Nicodemus, when Jesus was speaking to him in John chapter 2, he was ignorant of the need to be born again, to be born from on high. They did not think that hell was something that was going to affect them. You see, many within the visible church or the visible expression of the church at that time did not think, well, you know what, well that judgment, yeah, that's going to be upon the nations. And we want to be rescued, yeah, we want to be rescued, not from damnation, we want to be rescued from the Romans. We want to be rescued from that kind of captivity and that bondage. And today we can have very, very similar things. We think mainly about political things. Jesus warned about hell, and lovingly, brothers and sisters in Christ, we also need to do the same thing. It says in Matthew 5, verses 21, following, "'Ye have heard that it has been said by them of all time, thou shall not kill, and whoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Racha, shall be in danger of the counsel. But whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire." And that word hellfire there is Gehenna. Gehenna was kind of a, it was a refuse dump, it was a place outside of the city filth and dead animals were thrown and cast into, and there was a continuous burning in what was originally the valley of Hinnom south of Jerusalem, and it was this kind of symbol of what would happen to those people one day.
"500" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"Not some, but many. Many will say to me in that day, Lord Lord. Again, they don't just, they're not just, oh I knew my whole life that it was a fraud, a false convert. No, they'll say, Lord Lord. And what will they say on that day, those who will not enter into the kingdom of heaven? Will they realize and see that it's not of their own works? No. Have we not, Lord, didn't we do these things? Not prophesied in thy name? They told people about Jesus. Prophesied can be misunderstood. I mean, yeah, it can be a message supernaturally given by the Lord and all these kind of things. It can be different things. But in the widest sense, prophesied is declaring the truth. Centuries ago it would be applied largely to preaching and things like that. These people have told people, in most general sense we could say, have told people about Jesus. And in thy name cast out devils. They've even done impressive miracles. Well, he's done miracles. Therefore he must be. And in thy name, you could even say today, look at that preacher. He's got these impressive skills and even people converted unto him. And in thy name done many wonderful works. But notice the trust. There will be fruit that comes out of our lives, absolutely. Good fruit in and through Jesus Christ. The Lord will do things and give us holy appetites and all that, but we don't trust in those fruits. There's a warning sign too in this. Here is the religious, very zealous person doing all these things, committed to all these things, but they're not really doing the will of the Father. Not really. They're still trusting in their own works. Their own works have become, or still are, their idols. They've never actually fled from their idols. It's a very outward, hypocritical religion. Verse 23, And then will I profess unto them, they profess, Lord, Lord, but he will profess to them, I never knew you. And depart from me, ye that work iniquity. So again, this isn't the obvious person. You know, you might go to certain parts of places that are very religious and parts of the Western world and places where the gospel used to be vibrant and no longer is. This is not even speaking about those people necessarily. This is speaking about people who will emphatically declare, Lord, they do it today and they will do it on the last day. And they will say, look at all the things that I have done, but they are self-righteousness. They are self-righteous and Jesus will say to them, depart from me, ye that work iniquity. One of the biggest problems that the first century Jews, this is the first century church prior to the destruction of the temple and all this kind of stuff, they struggled with the idea that they were sinners. The gospel really was for other people. And don't think for a second that that can't happen in good, even sometimes where the gospel is kind of preached, places Protestant and all these other things, good history behind maybe even the good preachers in the past, that this kind of thinking cannot creep in. That we, by our own works and righteousness, we don't see ourselves as sinners because we have the good stuff and we haven't done the name the sin that other people have done. No, we are just as guilty. We are just as hell-deserving as anyone else. And if you don't see that, I'd be very, very concerned. What did Paul write about the Jews? First century religious groups, you know, this is the first century church, you could say, prior to the Gentiles and the nations and all those around being grafted in by faith and by faith alone. Paul writes under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, Romans chapter 10, verses one following. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have zeal for God, of God, but not according to knowledge. For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. Now, this would be amazing to... When was Romans written? Maybe about the 50s or something like that. In the first century, Paul's writing this to the Romans. My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved. Do you think that they largely even recognized that they needed to be saved? How many in that religious culture, which Jesus came into his own and his own received him? Not. How many of those people realized that they were in trouble, that they needed to be saved? Very few. And Paul, writing on the inspiration of God, tells us why. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God. They have a zeal! There's a zeal, there's an zeal, and that's what Paul's writing a little bit and maybe even being quite impressed with from a certain point of view. But it's not a zeal according to knowledge. It's good to be zealous. But it needs to be not a self-righteous zealousness and just an activity for activity's sake, but according to knowledge. What are they ignorant of? And it says Paul writes, they be ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness and have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. So they think their own righteousness is pretty good. And this came in largely through the Pharisees and others. And remember the Pharisees were not like they were today. If you call so many Pharisees today, you'd probably get quite insulted. People would. But back then, if anyone's a Christian, not even Christian, but if anybody's saved and going to heaven, it's the Pharisees. That's why when the publican or the tax collector is compared with the Pharisee, that parable in Luke chapter 18, that is so shocking. That's why it is so shocking. I don't think we largely forget the significance of the publican today, that they were really some of the morally some of the lowest people in society. You know, we think, a tax collector today, is that really so bad? Not really, but they were basically stealing from people, and they were allowed to do that by the Roman authorities who controlled it at the time. So, you know, the tax collectors or publicans as an authorized version, they defrauded people. And the worry is, we talk about hell and its consequences in this podcast we're talking about, when you have a situation where people are zealous, have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge, they establish their own righteousness, they have their own activity and their own things, and they have their own standards. Anybody fall short of that, they will feel their wrath. But they haven't submitted themselves to the righteousness of God, a righteousness that they can attain, but can only be imputed to their account by faith in Jesus Christ, because it's unattainable. It's absolute perfection. None of us have loved the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength as we ought to. Not for a single second, not for a single millisecond, not for a single moment have we ever done that. And if we're ignorant of God's righteousness, we're going to go about, if we're religious, to establish our own righteousness, rather than submitting ourselves unto the righteousness of God. You see, for Christ is the end of the law, not that the law is done away with in that sense, but for justification. For the righteousness by which we are accepted on that day when we stand before God, that righteousness has been completed by Christ. Everyone that believeth, it's the end of the law. The law is no longer what's going to condemn you, or it will condemn you, sorry. The law, your own works, are not going to be what's going to determine your eternal destiny. If your own works have anything to do with it, you're going to hell. So this is a message that needs to be reckoned with, and soberly in every other sense, for the most zealous religious among us. All the way to the person who doesn't care and doesn't think about it at all. All the way to the Psalm 14 person, the fool hath said, and he's having no heart, there is no God. There is none that seeketh after God, there's none righteous, no, not one. So, and everything in between. All need to be saved, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Because there's going to come a moment when we will breathe our last breath and our heart will stop beating, and there's no more opportunities to seek the Lord while he may be found. Because he, at that point, there comes the judgment, and the righteous, holy, and just wrath of Almighty God will be poured out upon those, his perfect righteous anger, will be poured out upon those who have not been clothed in the righteousness of Christ, who have not been washed in his blood. Because if they seek to establish their own righteousness, they haven't trusted in the righteousness of Christ, for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness.
"500" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"So not everybody says to Jesus, Lord. Now I know there's Adonai as well in the Old Testament, but both of them are kurios. Not everyone who saith unto me, Lord, Lord, not everyone who says to Jesus that whether you take it as, here is the Lord who says, I am that I am, or that Jesus is master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Not everyone who says that Jesus, and not only do they say it once, they say it, you know when they say it twice, amen, amen, Jesus said in John chapter 3 when he repeated it twice, why it's emphatic, there's emphasis. Yeah we sometimes kind of do it a bit in English don't we today, I really really like something, sometimes we do that, I don't know if that's proper good English grammar there, but they did it anyway, at that time, I don't know if that's kind of a borrowing from Aramaic or something like that, but but not everyone who says emphatically that Jesus is Lord, they're very emphatic, they're very insistent about it, not every one of them is truly a Christian. Now there's people we wonder and worry about, and sometimes among people barely struggle even have a conversation with the Lord with, and you'd hope that they're saved, all that kind of thing, and you don't know people's hearts. However, this is not talking really about them is it, it's talking about the person who from a religious point of view is probably quite impressive, and not all of those people who say emphatically, now this is not to say that you're supposed to be suspicious of everybody, but but not everybody in the visible church, in the visible expression of the church, who profess faith in Jesus Christ are truly born again of the Spirit of God. Now we need to be careful about this, there will always be tares among the wheat, we're told to not uproot both, try to uproot the tares, because we will also take up the wheat. Jesus warned them in that parable in Matthew chapter 13. So we're not to try, I know this is this human response, we think we can get rid of all the unconverted people, get rid of all the Judases, get rid of all those kind of people, and then well church life will be much much better and all that, now look I understand that kind of way of thinking, it's just not biblical.
"500" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"Welcome everybody, this is Paul Flynn with Megiddo Radio, this is episode number 500. Welcome, thank you for tuning in. This program we're going to be dealing with, we're eventually going to head back to the I guess a burden if I don't record it today, I probably won't deal with it today. One of the reasons why I'm going to be doing the topic we're going to be doing today, which is hell and its consequences, is there's a lot of ways in which we as Christians, we don't like to think about hell. We don't like to think about where so many people are going to go, where everybody outside of Christ is going to go forever. I remember actually one of the reasons I'm doing this program today is last night, I don't know what time I woke up, I woke up in the middle of the night and this kind of sense of, I don't know, panic is probably the wrong word, but this sense of the brevity of life. I'm going to be 40 next year and you get to a certain state of your life and you wonder where did all that time go and people you know and love are getting older and things like that. There's so many people in the world who don't know Christ and I think the Lord's kind of placed that upon my heart. I suppose in the midst of so many things, sometimes you go into ministry, you're preaching, you're ordained, you've been trained, all that kind of thing, and we can get this thing in our heads where, well, the number of people coming to your church is an indicator of success or failure depending on who it is. It has kind of really come clearer and clearer to me that we can often miss the wood from the trees and what I mean in 100 years, in 200 years, in 300 years time, where will we be? Actually, maybe even, we don't know, none of us know how much longer we have in this world. This life is but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away, James wrote, under the inspiration of the Spirit of God. We don't get another chance to do over. Once we die, we die and then the judgment is appointed unto man who wants to die and then the judgment. Do we think about that? We really don't think about that nearly enough. Something that is sure to happen, that is death, that is an enemy, which will not be done away with until the end of time. We will all face death, but not all of us will face eternal death. We will all die, our physical bodies will die, but not all of us will face eternal death in hell and it is that scary thing of there are people in churches, in religious backgrounds who have gone to church their entire life, think they're fine, and I don't even include Protestants, I grew up Roman Catholic, I just believe that as long as you kept going to mass in my case, we forget too that this is the case in Roman Catholic homes, virtually all of them, and the odd, if there is one or two here and there, they know the gospel, I believe they'll eventually come out because the Roman church is apostate and it is under the lead of the Antichrist, the man of sin, a sort of perdition. But how many people think by going to church they're fine? How many think by ticking that certain box in religious performance and they're okay? For the rest of the week they don't want to talk about the Lord. But the thing that's even scarier about that, not even the obvious examples of people you'd really wonder, we don't know people's hearts of course so we need to be careful about that, is when Jesus said this to people who in fact he declared that Jesus is Lord, Matthew 7 verses 21, 22 and 23, not everyone who saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works, and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work in equity. Now this is not, Jesus is not speaking there to the heathen, the nations, the Gentiles outside of what was the visible church at the time, the nation of Israel, or mainly around Judea. Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, not everyone who says unto me, kurios kurios, which is the Greek way of translating, I think we lose the sense of it a lot of the times, Jehovah, the word, the Hebrew word Jehovah, or Yehovah, in the Latin, or not the Latin, the Greek Septuagint is kurios, kurios, I don't know how you pronounce it.
"500" Discussed on Unchained
"Or that wasn't the first time, sorry, because by then we'd been in ICO season. So, you know, Status and Brave and Bancor and all those ICOs had really tested Ethereum. But despite the fact that Ethereum keeps kind of busting at the seams every so often with all this activity, it's proven that it's got a lot of staying power. But when I said that I have so many feelings about that clip, like another part of me just thinks back to what I learned from reporting my book where, you know, I discovered a lot of kind of discontent and dysfunction at the top levels of the Ethereum Foundation and just generally how that was all run. You know, people talked about this shadow government. There were a lot of people that were involved in things without a specific title. And so there were a lot of complaints that these people had a lot of influence, but nobody knew how it was that they had the power to do the things they do because they didn't have, like, specific titles or duties or anything like that. It was just these shadowy figures who sort of wielded this power. So, you know, I do think that, yes, Ethereum has succeeded probably because it followed that decentralized model. And yet, like I said, I know so much of the backstory about how people felt that there still was so much dysfunction. And so I think there is kind of a middle road, like hopefully projects in the future will be able to be decentralized while also having certain clarity and not kind of creating this sort of mystery and intrigue and like these power struggles, you know, for when it comes to
"500" Discussed on Unchained
"Link in the description. I'm joined now by Laura Shin, the fearless leader of Unchained. Hey, Laura, how you doing? I'm good. How are you? I am doing very well. Thanks for having me. So technically speaking, this is indeed the 500th episode, but there are dozens more in the archive. Talk to me more broadly speaking about reaching this big milestone. Well, yeah, as you mentioned, it's technically probably the, I don't know, 650th or 660th somewhere in that ballpark because there were a bunch of episodes, about 160 some that were released on another feed called Unconfirmed. And I kind of discontinued that show and just folded it into Unchained. But I'm sort of amazed that this podcast that I started on the side, actually, seven years ago, it'll be seven years exactly in about two weeks. Yeah, has become as big as it is. I did not plan on that. That wasn't the intention. I'm very glad that that all transpired. But yeah, it's amazing to me that it's kind of sprouted into a little company and has a bunch of people working on it and that there are a lot of people who listen to it regularly. And hilariously, everybody, whenever they come up to me and tell me that they listen to the show, they're always like, I listen when I'm at the gym or I listen while I'm doing the dishes or I listen while I'm driving. Everybody has their own little anecdote about where it is that they connect with me and show. And it's always fun to hear about that from people. And then the other thing that I want to say, which has also been super meaningful, is that so many people have told me that listening to the show has changed their life. They will say things like, I work in crypto now because of you. I've heard that so many times. And that's not at all what I intended to do. I'm so glad that it had that effect. But, you know, for me, it was just I was so interested in crypto, kind of couldn't stop learning about it and couldn't stop thinking about it and loved podcasts and so really wanted to do one on crypto. And I'm so glad that just doing something out of love, you know, out of the pure joy for me has led to so many benefits for other people. Yeah.
"500" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Get long green flag runs for what we do, makes like a life a heck of a lot easier because things tend to play themselves out. The way that we draw them up through a lot of our research and I feel that provides probably the proper segue. And we kept saying one question one question, but this may be the final one for me. You know, we're not really going to make a strong case to handicap Talladega. So instead of Chris and I going into our long winded breakdown like we normally would do in stage three, we're going to flip the script layer. We're putting the onus on you since you just said you watched last year's Talladega race. That we know there's favorites, long shots, and value picks, so to speak within the betting odds and the pecking order this weekend. But who are a couple drivers you may have your eye on. I know you tipped your hand a little bit earlier saying that, hey, Team Penske has done things real well. RFK and such. But are there any other drivers or even those guys that you think are going to run real well this week? And if they can avoid the big one? Well, normally when we look at Talladega and a lot because of Team Penske, you do look at the Forbes. They've won ten of the last 15 races there. But what that said, we've had 5 races at Daytona and Talladega with his next gen car. Yeah, Austin won the Daytona 500 out of the box, but ever since then at Daytona Talladega, it's been the bowtie boys. You know, Ross Chastain won this race a year ago. Austin Dillon one day toner last August. Chase Elliott, one Talladega the last time we were there and Ricky Stenhouse junior, all in Chevrolet's won the Daytona 500. So to me, that's a little bit of an X Factor. You look at our last 11 super speedway races between Daytona and Talladega. You guessed it, 11 different winners. But two drivers, if I did bent. Eric Jones, and he's probably a long shot at the truth be known. And that 43 car. He's got three consecutive top ten finishes there. He led the white flag lap last year at Talladega and kind of got shuffled out with a block that went kind of bad on Kyle Larson in the 5 and ended up finishing 6, but he was so strong there last year. And you know, again, Eric Jones, we talked about legacy motor club. I'm not sure what's going on, but you know what? O Talladega can be the Eliza. But the guy you mentioned earlier, Ryan Blaney. He's the only repeat winner there in the last 7 races. He finished second when we were there in the fall. If I had to pick two drivers that may be actually would be a little bit of a long shot, it would be Eric Jones and Ryan Blaney at 12. You know, Chris, I'll give you last word in a second. One thing I will say, Larry for all of the different nicknames that they've had fun picking and choosing with you with, you know, Mac nuggets, max strategy, as long as you don't have to go by Larry Mac fades in the gambling community. It means you're doing something right. So we'll keep close tabs on those picks. We'll see how things are going, but Chris, I wasn't sure if there was anything you wanted to ask Larry, who has been overly generous with his time. We always budget Larry about 30 minutes for these guests, these discussions are longer and couldn't be more appreciative of you taking time out of your busy schedule to jump in, but Chris, go ahead, final workout. I'm just kind of curious who wins the championship this year if you had to pick right now. If I had to pick right now, I like that 5 car. Right now, when you look at his 2021 season, the year he won ten races, the all star race and the championship. I know you got to be careful reading too much into the tea leaves because things change. But right now, in a lot of categories, after 9 races, he's ahead this year of where he was in 2021 the year he won ten races in the championship. I just think that bunch they're going to be awfully dangerous. Think about Hendrick motor sports. Martinsville was the first race weekend since race number two at Fontana that everything was normal. All four of their drivers were there, all four of their crew chiefs were there. They didn't have a penalty levied against them. They didn't have an appeal that was pending. It's the first normal weekend. They've had since race number two all the way back in late February at Fontana, California. Yeah. I agree. It's there. Well, I think that you can kind of get through the playoffs on strategy or having a long or short run car, but you can not win a championship without speed weekend and week out. And the 5 has had just speed. Could easily won California. Get an easily one Vegas, we could be looking at someone who's won on four completely different tracks this early in the season. I think it's tough to disagree with Larry max choice there on the 5. Remember, guys, you can follow Larry Mac on Twitter that's at Larry Mac 28. He's an analyst on Fox NASCAR. You can listen to his daily radio show from 9 to 11 eastern alongside friend to stay green, Danielle trotta as well. But can encourage you guys enough to hang on every word that Larry Mack shares from the moment they unload at the track until the moment that they interview the winner in victory lane, Larry, can't thank you for enough. I apologize, well, at least a little bit for busting your chops right off the top for Alabama, but you know, well, the first game the crimson tide lose this fall, you'll be getting a note for me and I'll go see Larry. Nick stay overstate as welcome a little bit and you guys may want to try a lure Kirby smart back to Tuscaloosa. Well, if you send me a text, if Alabama gets beat, do it early because there's a long list of people that love you. Larry, that's one good thing. That's the one good thing for Chris and I, we at least give it a 24 hour moratorium. We're not guys that throw salt in the wound. We know when people live and die with their bets and their sports teams that you give them that little window to feel bad and kind of nurse things back. But have a great race weekend. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us on the coverage this weekend from Talladega. And we will be rooting for Ryan Blaine and Eric Jones. So we can call him Larry Macbeth. All right, guys, Todd, it was great to see you have been seeing you in Chris and Jordan hanging out with you guys. Yeah, thanks a lot. Now that's talking NASCAR worms, or it's nerding out in every capacity, basically rapid fire at Larry Mac. No, he didn't want any questions or anything ahead of time. He said he wanted to have a free form conversation asking him about the Alabama football, talk a little NASCAR and lo and behold, a wealth of information and I couldn't have been more thrilled to Larry was so generous at this time. No, it was awesome. I could shoot to shit with Larry all day long. That was I'm not sure. I'm not sure Larry feels the same way by you though. Well, he might not, but listen, if I'm shooting a shit with someone, it might be a one way thing where someone's just sitting there maybe with earplugs in. And I'll still do some talking. All right, on to stage three we go and we obviously share to the top of the show. We talked to Larry Mack about his drivers to watch at Talladega.
"500" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Think the casual fan necessarily looks at JGR and goes, you know what? Christopher Bell is probably that flagship driver there. He may not have as many wins under his belt, but he's starting to put together the consistent finishes and you guys talked about a number of drivers. I want to get to the track mix in a second in terms of what we think about that. But a driver that Chris and I struggle with almost on a weekly basis because he typically unloads fast, we know the potentially has, but he hasn't visited victory lane in an eternity in a points paying race as Ryan Blaney. Were you watch the 12 on a weekend week out basis? Are there things you're seeing or that you would expect to see from a driver that's building that memory bank that he's not able to go out there and execute because he has fast race cars? We've seen what Joey Logano has done in the 22, but the 12 can't seem to put it all together and grab himself that checkered flag. Yeah, and you know, I thought two years ago, you know, the last year that Todd Gordon was there with him. I thought that was a breakout year for Ryan Blaney. Because he finally won multiple races. You know, up to the end, he was just winning that one race a year. One race a year. And it's almost like we've drifted back to the oh Ryan Blaney. You know, qualify top 5, lead a 130 something laps. Wednesday one, second stage two, and finishes 8th. Just can't close the deal. Just can not close the deal. And I know it has to be frustrating for him, and I know it has to be frustrating for his young crew chief Jonathan hassler. But I think if they can ever break that barrier, if they can ever break that barrier, I think they can make things happen. Quite honestly, a lot like Joey Logano and Paul Wolfe, at Martinsville, they overachieve to come home 7th. They overcame a lot. And we are headed to Talladega. I know we don't like handicap in Talladega. I know you guys for the most part. Thank you. We get on. But he's the only guy that's won more than once there in the last 7 trips. And his last win was at a super speedway at Daytona back in August of 21. So do you know what do you think his best place to hit best chance to win is a super speedway. If we're just looking at the next 5 races, you got Dover, Kansas, Darlington, where he really struggles Charlotte and maybe gateway. I know that last year, the forge were pretty strong there. But where do you think if he's going to get his first win, where does it happen? I kind of thought Las Vegas and Phoenix, you know, those are the two of his best tracks. And I kind of anticipated him being the fastest going into Phoenix. If he were to maybe get a win early in the season, this could be the start of maybe a three or four win year. But at this point, we're going to tracks that maybe don't fit him as good as Vegas or Phoenix, but where do you see him potentially getting his first win? This year? Well, you know, again, if I was filling out a fantasy lineup for this weekend, he definitely would be in my lineup for Talladega. He finished second when we were there back in the fall to chase Elliott. Dover, I look for him to run off a good at Dover, but again, I just think the Ford camp right now, Stewart Haas racing, RFK racing, and that's quite honestly that's been another little bit of a pleasant surprise to see how they're starting to come together here and year two with Brad joining over there. And Team Penske, I'm really anxious to see them at those intermediate tracks that you just reeled off right there. I think that's going to be a telltale sign. If they can get Ryan Blaney to Phoenix in the fall, as part of the championship for, he's finished second there, our last two trips there. He's never made the championship for. He's only been as far as the round of 8. But if they can somehow get to Phoenix, but they're going to have to start winning some races. You can get there so far on points, but then you've got to figure out how to find victory lane because that's quite honestly at the end of the day. That's the ticket to be in there to race for a championship. It's such an interesting dynamic because when you look at Blaney, he both of your guys points. We see him race with speed. We see how good he is when he's at the front of the field, but he makes that costly mistake. It's shuffled back and whether it's lack of aggression or vision. Look, I've never been behind the wheel of a race car. So it's hard for me to be critical of drivers operating at that top level, but just doesn't feel like you're confident that if he gets shuffled back to 15th or 16th, he's able to do what it takes to drive his way to the front of the field and ultimately grab that big win. But listening to you guys talk about the upcoming schedule and Larry, we had Regan Smith on a few weeks ago and was great to get his perspective. When we look at the way the NASCAR schedule lays out, we can say what we want about the Bristol dirt and the fact that these guys get one off week for 36 races as far as the overall track mixed. Do you feel that NASCAR has landed on a bit of a sweet spot that we have the right blend now of short tracks, intermediate tracks, road courses, super speedways, or if there was something that if you were the commissioner of NASCAR for one day and you got to design the schedule that you really like to see the sport change for the better. Boy Todd, you know, you'd ask me this about 5 or 6 years ago I went, oh my gosh, there's a lot of stuff we need to do different. But honestly, I like to mix right now and I like the way we lay it out too. I like the fact that we have the West Coast swing with back to back to back races out west, especially in a time when the weather is not that great in other parts of the country. I liked it. We just kind of went through the short track swing. You know, with Richmond, the Bristol dirt race and Martinsville. I don't think we need to add any more road course races. You know, we've got 6 now including the Chicago street race, but I think that's a good mix. I even look at the playoffs. And I
"500" Discussed on Bet The Board
"He had the same number of top tens that Denny and Martin had combined for top tens. And that's all that Martin and then he had prior to Martinsville. I'll tell you another little bit of a surprise. Legacy motor club, I realized that Noah Gregson is a rookie and I've always said the longest distance between two points is the Xfinity series garage in the Cup Series. It's a short wall, but it's a huge gap. But I'm not even using him as my measuring stick. Eric Jones in that 43 car, they won the southern 500, even though they were not a part of the playoffs. They were pretty solid through those last ten races last year. I think he had like four top tens in the playoffs, including that win in the southern 500. And now he and Noah Gregson combined 9 races, one top ten finish. One top ten. Noah, I know he's a rookie, but he only has two top 20 finishes. A best finish of 12th in Atlanta and Atlanta is the only top ten finish there Jones. I don't know that I expected those two to be knocking the gates off of victory lane, but I really expected a whole lot more. And I know Jimmy only ran Daytona and only ran coda, but not a lot of fruit beard there, either with that 84. Oh, and he was bad at Kota. And every matchup we could. I mean, it let alone just, I think it was a lap one rec. But that seems just not where they were last year. It's almost like a step backwards. And I'm really high on Noah Gregson long run. I think that he's kind of a wheel man. He could find himself and you get a high line race. I'm interested to see how he does at a place like homestead where the tire fall off and the different line is kind of like a great equalizer. But yeah, those are two good points on, I can't believe Truex, especially because he went out there and won the clash. It's like, wow, okay. Yeah. New year, new Truex. And Ben really disappointing. And obviously the flip side of that would be Hendrick motor sports. I mean, just you look at just their fastest laps. I mean, they're the fastest thing week in and week out winning. In the most competitive on all tracks, right? You could go from a road course, you go to a dirt track, you go to a short, you go to Fontana. I mean, I think Kyle Larson could have easily won Fontana if he stays in that race. So who's going to be, you know, if we fast forward to November, who's going to be what team or what car is going to be able to compete with Hendrick motor sports? You know, a couple of guys that I've got my own, we've talked about Joe Gibbs Racing. We talked about Hamlin and Truex. Christopher bale in Adam Stevens, the last four times that coach Gibbs went to victory lane and got to celebrate and take his picture was with Christopher bale. By far the winningest driver, Joe Gibbs Racing right now over the last call it year and a half. I think that he could be a player in this whole deal. And I'm going to tell you what. I know it's his last season, but I'm still not ready to write off Kevin Harvick. I think that that group right now, they're just kind of hitting the ball right down the middle of the fairway. But that's what Kevin Harvick does, right down the middle of the fairway. And I'm not sure about last year's champion. Joey Logano, they've got the super speedway stuff down. He finished second in the Daytona 500. He won Atlanta Motor Speedway, probably will be tough at Talladega, but I talked to Paul Wolfe as crew chief. He said, we got work to do with the intermediates and we've got work to do on the short tracks. Once we leave Talladega outside of the all star race at North Wilkesboro, I'm anxious to see those four intermediates. We've only run two intermediate this year. We've run Fontana and Las Vegas, but we've got Dover. We've got Kansas. We've got Darlington, and then we got the Coke 600 in Charlotte Motor Speedway. When we get through those wave of races, I think the picture becomes a little clear about who the players are truly going to be moving forward. Yeah. Oh, go ahead, Chris. I was just going to say, that's a good point. We've had such the difference in race tracks. Now we're getting into, okay, we're going to revisit some of the same tire compounds. And some of the similar configurations to get an idea of, hey, this wasn't just a one off and not that I think that it is for Hendrick motor sports, but if you have to pick I guess to comment on your Harvick last year, he was good on the long run. It almost every track that you expected him to be good at. This year, he's starting to qualify a little bit better. It's only maybe a matter of time where they start to get this maybe top two or three qualifying position, maybe even put it on the pole. Go out there and have that clean air all day because he's done nothing but past cars the last two years because his qualifying has been so bad. I agree with that Kevin Harvick. And it'll be interesting to see. I think Chris Bell is another guy who's just had consistent finishes. And my nickname for him is AI, not Allen Iverson, but artificial intelligence. By the end of the race, he just finds himself learning so much that he's able to get the best finish out of his car. Sorry to cut you off. No, no, no, I think, you know, you guys both hitting on Christopher Bell. I mean, Larry, our podcast listeners were sitting with a Christopher Bell ticket in hand last year to win the championship and obviously got their sweat equity out of it. No one he had to win two elimination races to even make the final four in Phoenix, but you know, when you see him win on the dirt track at Bristol, his 5 wins over the amount of races it took, put him in rarefied air alongside the Denny Hamlin's in the Kyle bushes of the world.
"500" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Stay green. The NASCAR betting podcast. Here are your hosts. Todd fuhrman and racing analyst Chris wormy. Welcome into the stay green podcast. I bet the board production part of the one tree podcast network and boy do we have an outstanding show for you. A little bit unorthodox though is loyal staggering listeners have grown accustomed to us going stage one. Stage two and stage three with traditional breakdowns in terms of reviewing the race we saw last will of course have that, but for stage two today we have an outstanding interview and it went a hell of a lot longer than we anticipated with one of the best names in NASCAR. Larry McReynolds extremely generous and gracious with his time and stage three. Well, spoiler alert here. Chris and I are going to tell you why we don't like to bet Talladega, but that won't stop us from sharing a best bet. I'm your host Todd Furman joined as always by my steamed racing colleague and analyst Chris wormy. And worms are great interview we recorded earlier with Larry Mack. I can't wait to share it in stage two with all of our loyal listeners. Oh, it's awesome. I mean, I respect Larry's opinion as much as anybody. So it was really cool to kind of interact with him. Someone that we've seen on TV and someone who I've heated his advice multiple times during races and it's helped make me money. So it was just really cool to have someone that hate on some of the other people we've had. But Larry Mac is a really, really cool person to kind of interact with. And obviously, like you said, right before we start the show, he's forgotten more than we'll ever know about the sport of NASA. You know, it's a lot of fun to have mine. Exactly. It's such a different perspective. And we look at some of the guests that we've had already on the show. I mean, Danielle trotta has been in and around the sport as an analyst and a host on TV for years. I mean, bob podcast, his reputation speaks for himself as a journalist and how much he knows about the sport. And the inner workings of things. Of course, Brian Murphy right there getting dirt under his fingernails on the front line at Stewart Haas racing Regan Smith who spent time winning races at the top level in Xfinity. And here we finally have a crew chief. So the next step worm is we're going to have to get a team owner on in some capacity and I know we're aggressively pushing for that. So if any race fans out there do have access to team owners and current drivers by all means pass along their contact info we're happy to give them a little bit of airtime. Yeah, I'd love to have an owner on obviously we have one in mind that we think would be would be great for our listeners and especially for kind of the future of the sport. So hopefully we can kind of make that happen slowly but surely. Either way, man, Larry Mac was awesome. And great to have it. And we will get to that interview in a few, but as we always do for stage one, a brief recap of what we learned or maybe what we didn't learn this past weekend at Martinsville. And I'll be honest, watch that race in its entirety all 400 laps went back and watched it on one and a half times speed later that night. And I still sit here in the middle of the following week and couldn't tell you what cars were good, what cars were bad because I'm convinced we could have taken a car out of your garage, put it out there and clean air and there's a good chance that you could have let 300 laps yourself. Yeah, I put that out as a Twitter poll. Who is the best car? And not out of spite, like we didn't have Lars and it was just one of those things where Larson just kind of had the right strategy at the end. If you look throughout the race, there was a point when I thought Alex Bowman was going to win by 5 seconds. And so did other crew chiefs as well. They were very worried about the 48. There was other times when I was like, well, this is Denny's race. He's finally in control. And then it was Harvick's race. He's finally in control. And then you have someone like Joey Logano, who had a terrible car, end up finishing in that finishing second. So it was an up and down day. I thought chase Briscoe at times was really good. It was nice to see Stewart Haas out there leading a lot of laps at one point Ryan priest was great. It was a 400 lap race, but I would say that depending on what lap you were watching, another driver had the best car on track at that point. And that was the whole thing. I mean, the one issue is we kind of get to the quarter pole this year. We've seen passes a little deeper in the field. We can be critical of what we've seen at short track so far this season. But the one challenge that feels like it's been consistent, unless you're on a different strategy or you're going about things in a different manner when it comes to your tires. Like we aren't seeing green flag passes for the lead. So you better be sharp in terms of getting to your pits. You better make sure you get in and out of those pit stops in ten seconds flat and make sure that you're on the optimal strategy because the margins for air right now and the second year of the next gen car absolutely narrow and it's not like the other series where you can make up all those valuable positions on ice. It's that time of year again where every game counts where he split second propels a player to stardom, where the childhood dream of draining the last second shot to win it becomes
"500" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"So make sure you're going your NFT. I don't know if it's alpha. This is a commemorative NFT. One per address. We're really excited about getting people to be a part of kind of celebrating what they say. Amazing, super exciting. Ben, I want to shift gears a little bit to kind of the human element of this partnership of this relationship. You've been working in the forest of layer two scaling for a very long time. And one of the advantages of open, incredibly neutral protocols is that they allowed third parties to begin experimenting without asking permission. And so I want to ask a little bit about how this relationship went down, was it more of like online because I know you guys met a while ago as Jesse mentioned, but how did it go down? Did it happen at an event? Did it happen online through your Discord? How did you kind of go about starting to work with coinbase? Sure, I can touch that. I'm trying to come up with a funny story. I ran into Jessie in a speakeasy and 2 a.m.. I mean, the reality is Jesse already touched on this. And I'll echo the same sentiment, which is that it was starting to work on four 8 four four together when things really started to gel. And I'll just say, and I'll just play back that exact story from optimism's perspective, which is exactly what we were doing with the work on four 8 four four. And in fact, one of the op labs, team members is like half of the Proto in the name Proto dang sharding for all this, right? So we've always encouraged that kind of behavior. And for us, this is a perfect example of the positive something. Four four makes all roll ups cheaper. And so our calculus has always very clearly been, okay, well then we should work on it because even if you're scared of zero sum intuitions like Jesse was talking about, the path is clear. It was seen coinbase get involved with that that really started to open our eyes to there being a very strong actual positive force that's actually walking the walk of decentralization. Because again, it's the exact same thing, but being done from a large Fortune 500 company. So those were the earliest treads and coinbase was huge along with everyone else in the community who eventually came on board over the course of the past year. And getting that to happen. So that was the moment where it started to unlock for us that coinbase was actually kind of got it. They've got it. There's the web two web 2.5. That's why it's probably web 2.6. They're headed towards like 2.75, you know what I mean? So that was the starting point. And then we just continued to collaborate and have conversations and started to realize that all this was actually going to make sense. One perspective I'll share here. You're not actually, I don't know if I've shared this with Ben. I think I've talked about Liam, but it took us a while to figure out that we should build
"500" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"Today we have Jesse Pollock, senior director of engineering at coinbase, Eva balin, the director of the graph foundation, and Ben Jones, the director of the optimism foundation. Each played a role in the recent base launch and development. Today we talk about the evolution of base from inside a Fortune 500 company, the importance of decentralized tools like the graph and optimism, the importance to thank positive some, not zero sum, advice that jesy has to go towards decentralization inside a centralized company.
"500" Discussed on SMRPodcas
"But So i just wanted to give her a shout out because that that was awesome You know we appreciate you doing that for us. In you know in the group. And like i said we'll we'll share it in facebook for folks who are over there and since we're talking about we'll just say you know we. We are all things as a podcast. If or ask them our podcast. Dot com for slash. Sb You can get into our facebook group. If you do ford slash discord you can get in toward discord server. So you can see conversation at The minions and others are having And it's it's amazing like this show five hundred we've been doing this for darn near twelve years We have relationships that. Go back with people for over a decade from podcast. That's that's amazing. I'll be dubbed. Oh yeah yeah. They sure kelly met him through. The podcast is funny and he invited us to microsoft event. We went to new york. Yeah it's a little bit. Heavier in damnation killed l. Give a shout. Out to mr brent harmon. Oh because back. In the day way way way way way back in the day Mr brent was on the show very very odd yes You know he he was a you know a host of the show you know for awhile. Way back in the day in You know just recently he he popped up in a facebook group posted. Something i hadn't heard from brent and in a while so glad to hear that he's you know he's still doing you know what he's doing in we definitely got give him a shot up because the show wouldn't be where it is. If it wasn't for you know some of the tools that we got from him when we first started doing this thing way back. I tried to catch up with him. Every couple months Give them a call. See things go. See what he's been up to But he's he's definitely enjoy life and that's a that's the most important thing in the world is to Enjoy what you do. And he's enjoying his grandkids. And i think that's fantastic. So never mind. Lead to the all right mr ashley. What else. What projects are you going to get on or you get we went. I went over to help. Christie way Setting a frame for poxy poor. So i think tomorrow. He's going to do his first. Time pouring a poxy as he's building a table so it'll be pretty exciting to see but i i will. I'll actually post into the facebook group. I have a table. That i'm in the i'm in the final throws a building. I finally The final coach on it today advocated gorgeous. I'm so excited about this or just table. A legs was like the last the last. Are you gonna bring in the house. I should probably do the last leg because one of the legs is. It's called a waterfall lake. Where you take a magic taking a A slob of wood or a piece of wood. And you cut it at a forty five degree angle than you could a complimentary forty five degree angle. So credit ninety degree Overflow when you up perfectly the grain looks like it essentially goes from the wooden unfolds over the edge and goes down and that creates one of the legs and the tape and the table. And i did that with a slab of wood. So it was definitely had challenges. I did have to do extra cut because of Some warping there was in the would but I got the project done and it will close. I just got built the last leg. And it's going to be fantastic and i'm really really excited about this project. It was. It was a fun one and it was a challenge one but this is the last project before i work on our big dining room table. So that's the that's the finish a cabinet for my office and then off to the dining room table. I'm very excited about that. So the next table i do. I'm actually going to. I've got to make it a point to To try to get some more footage in videos and images of it. As i as. I do some work. 'cause i i keep telling myself i should like blog about one of our tables or at least do like video of like one of the bills but the worst part about any of the ms sanding and nobody wants to watch anybody santa table it is utterly painful actually going to go to bed early right after this show and try to wake up in a better mood because i've just been a salty all day inch let it go what they say. You're frozen let it go come on man it's are good so have either of you Started watching. i can't even think of the name of this show is on net flicks in his like a family. A superheroes be a big fat no from the something utopia or something like that or at. I can't remember the name of it just wondering if if anybody has seen it is weird. I've watched i think to episode of it is is. It's very strange but it's it's basically some dudes from back in the they're probably born in the early nineteen hundreds late. Eighteen hundreds Some how right after the Stock market crash and they were like you know this family. They owned a still company and right after the stock market crash. Everything and they somehow became superhero. So they're now long lived like their superheroes or kids superheroes and they're they're they're fighting. Crime is is is kind of weird. But i knew raji what about. I just wanted didn't want to exclude you. I was asking. Chris watched it now. I have i. I saw but i haven't watched it. I'm still all in on What you call debris like an episode or two behind there okay. So i will say this about debris. I really really liked that show. I'm already ready to say it is not for people are saying this is just as good as fringe. No is not. It's not that good between fringe and Hammer what elsa said but It it's not as good as friends but it's this up there. I'm really enjoying it. But the last episode was like. Okay is it's bring it back down and put some action in or something like that because it was like i find myself getting i was. I was watching it but it wasn't grabbing me. So i literally got on my phone and i was on my phone and i didn't even pay attention to it so i have to actually go back and watch it again because i don't really know what happened By the way that showed that i was talking about. And i cannot remember the name of The dad I can't even think of what his name is. But the dad from debris he's actually in that show as well..
"500" Discussed on SMRPodcas
"But it all came because There was a three. i think. Three chinese Finance or the finance industry in the banking Watchdogs would they say sorry. I was just reading an article. Yeah the agency said tuesday that financial institutions and payment companies should not participate in any transactions related to cryptocurrency nor should it provide crypto related services to their clients. So that would be. That's what sent the markets into their sprawl downwards which is essentially the trying to take the harder stance trying to cut out crypto binding in china and essentially saying. Well if you can't see to money than what are you gonna be doing with it so pretty bold movements in china and i think that's there's no doubt that's what drove the markets down and I'm still a believer in crypto. But is it is very volatile. This is not where you should be. Investing your life savings You know you hear you hear about the there was a guy i think he you know he put like one hundred and eighty grand into Put it into those Like the day he saw the news. when Allama started talking about it all money and put it in there but that's extremely risky. Because he could have just as easily lost as money. I think he turned his hundred and eighty grand into a coupla million But if he's still holding onto it is not a couple of anymore. I mean it's it's probably still over one but is definitely down closer to one in. It is to to volatile that You know you know. I don't look at it as an investment the way i've been looking at Cryptocurrency and it's not just does coin s the thing that's like right now but like a theorem and bitcoin and stuff like that is Looking at it almost like cash. Um if you've got cash sitting in an account if you can tolerate some risk let it. Sit in in crypto because it tends to creep up over time But it is very very very volatile. So he's got to be careful with that stuff. I guess i need to buy one or two going somewhere. So we've talked about this on this show maybe by one or two bitcoin but you might buy some other coins bitcoin. Gran buddy bell obama's to going with me. Twelve years ago i had i had coins So was it just. Chris didn't do it. Because i i remember. Put a hundred dollars Into coin base in Bitcoin with it right when i was able to sign up a coin base accounts. This is going back. I think the two thousand and toil so for that hundred dollars. I got like seven bitcoin. Seven point something. I can't remember exactly what it was but it was a thirteen or something like that. Thirteen some changes share back then. And it's roughly fifty thousand right now but no one no one could. No one could have your scene what was going to happen with. I mean they were sending people that coin like. Oh he should have a couple of these. Now they're probably like. Oh my god. How did i give away. Why you know that. Just giggles care. Ten twelve years ago. You gave a couple buddies. You know five or six. Bitcoin and they held onto them. Yeah that's a lot of money to give to your buddies especially if you were selling out like i sold out it when it was at was seventeen thousand aucoin. I got rid of mine and it plummeted down to three thousand. Which i i was happy. I was like fine. And i don't regret selling him at all like i would have loved to sell the sixty five okay with it. I made i had i. It costs me. Nothing to get the ones i had and i made money on the ones i had seventeen thousand dollars a coin so it is what it is and move on with life but yeah it's It's volatile so. I mean i always say going with going with your lunch money. Go with your starbucks money. Don't go in with your Do retirement savings. And i i. Just it's it's a lot in honestly it's funny if you bought a one hundred dollars of a couple of them you know when they're relatively low and you say well let's i'll use dozy example if you believe does is gonna go somewhere. Drop a hundred bucks on it. Worst case scenario that in ten years it's fifty thousand dollars a year. Like oh my gosh. Best advice ever or start. Best-case scenario worst-case scenario is it goes to zero. And the you've lost a hundred bucks and you're like yeah. Lesson learned moving on with life changing that if that hundred dollars is big to you make ten dollars if you have twenty coins to fifty fifty thousand dollars. You'll be pitied by one hundred. But you're not you know upset that you have you know the number of coins but again you have to understand it. All of those are super volatile and they could go to zero and we could face. You know the european union saying no participating in those coins. Us saying that and then all of a sudden the bottom. Follow that market faster than you can imagine. So mr ashley because you could you. could you give us disclaimer. Please rod simmons rob done within. Chris ash did not sleep at a holiday inn last night. So if you take financial advice for any of the bama's on this podcast you deserve to lose every nickel. Please do not take any financial advice. Do your own research make your own purchases. Make it very much losing hundred dollars. Sorry go ahead. Rob i was gonna say i did do the hundred dollars with doj couple of days after he talk about the first time. It's like okay. Let's just see what happens for me. Unfortunately i can't afford to lose one hundred dollars because Blown one hundred dollars on a blades for my good work and equipment left and rice. Just don't eat like you know. Meet for two or three days out of that. That was hundred dollars. You got to hear this story because it is fantastic. Let's i'll get it started for you. Chris was he bought a plainer. He bought actually the one that i would like to get an upgrade mine too so i'm already partly just because he said can you come over and take a look at this. It's just not working right and my buddy has the same player. So i go over. We're pushing the board said like it's just not behaving the way my buddies does and you know so we're like all right. Let's take it apart. let's take a look at it. And he made a comment. And i was like. Oh that's interesting. My i was like they typically just come with the blades in it and we looked at the blade they had like would just getting caught underneath the blades. So chris we call. My buddy and chris. blazey had cracks. We're taking that blade off. He's going to go yet some new blades so that it could replace. It drew our thirty minutes down and an hour back in traffic to get the new blades. My buddy had said to him. He's never with that. Planer seen would getting caught under the blades. So fast forward to chris getting home but the new blades on. He took all the blades off. So i was just. There was only one that broke. I was going to replace the one in for anybody. Wondering what is the planer. It just think of it as a machine that kind of smooths out the top surface of would that's super simplification but But allows you to buy some rough wood and make it look really nice and so you save money by doing it yourself. So i get home. I was like okay only one the when you buy new blades. It comes with three. But i was like. I'm only i. I was only going to change the one that broke. And i was like you know what brand new blaze. Let's all work together. I'm going to replace all three and i did. I took the time to cared to machine inside. The machine is ninety four. I carried it back inside changed. All the blades takes about.
"500" Discussed on Voices of Hope’s Cardinal Cafe
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"500" Discussed on Voices of Hope’s Cardinal Cafe
"I. I miss that. Chris ran a little bit. He ran back to the car to get rock mile in ill with one thousand her grandson to in my good luke luke as the best we have been in. I have never wednesday afternoon in. He has spent three nights here over with us. He gets a little bit. You know ansi but as you know. He is assisted coming in june yup. Yeah that's right. She is always sent the heartbeat out today. Which is really cool. And it won't be long you'll be locally that the oh and is not does not a better place that he could be in. Can't wealth becoming ration- come up. You know every kid's number that we do in the gallery and then eventually they roll into the kids show over the summer time. So it's you like the family right. It's watching your family grow. Maybe he'll get grandpa to do a number with them. No good we would. We probably you know have done some karaoke bar too. But don't tell. Chris roj one of my favorite theater moments. Even though i missed singing the national anthem at foxboro for the patriots was because i was doing a show that my granddaughter was in and just being able to do the show together with your grandchild is just so special. I can only imagine we never let it. Forget that by you guys also through my name in the hat night. One night i ended up on. You know senate floor in arizona us right and so i'm sitting there. You know i am my phone. On your effort was in the qual- i get like six calls from people that are in a stance people that i work for. Mcdonald's or operators other contract is like what the you know. Go to a game and you don't expect to see me. Standing in gotta do is run a thousand miles run right center court and your channel. You never know where you're going to show up. I think you guys probably just get a check from the napoli family. They they were watching the news to riders ago in my phone's lighting up in a scenario celebrity. I didn't even know any yellow. i'm is a celebrity. But what did i do now wasn't arrested for anything so i must have done something good. It was for the right reasons not the raisins. Yeah yeah what you do is is incredible in. It needs to be out there and what people are doing. there's Too many stories the other way. So channel five great friend of ours in anytime we can get your story out there roger. I want to because you do so much for us like you said you haven't performed for a few years but what you've done on your own is incredible and and i know you do some other work too like with the lazarus house great great charity banning. I have been wealth while we were involve with them for many many years. We not past couple. Because we've been so busy but we'll jump back in with them that he's actually retiring in a couple of weeks. I'll rally so it's gonna take a little often that i wouldn't be surprised to see her at a mary immaculate where the nursing home where she wanted. I'm sure she'll be back at. Lazarus house will be doing things that we didn't have the time for us. So i tell people just a quick minute. While lazarus house does lazarus show was a homeless shelter. That oh my god. I think i actually remember the start who A brother one of the brothers women marriage brothers from central catholic. Sean petite was original founders. And they would just really opened as a house. You don't have a place to stay. We've got a room and that has grown into a food pantry and a soup kitchen and there's not enough that they can do for you know for the homeless in night. We're on the we used to do. A hike for them was called hike for hope. We're on the board for ten years that's will remain day. Mcgill ry dave actually dragged us in raise raise some good funds for them and they opened a transitional housing where people could go from homelessness to actually were actually paying taxes and getting their own home than mean. That's so we built data ten years that we were there in the city. They're just one of those places there. The difference between the haves and the have nots is very slim. Yeah you know. Sometimes we go over the ability night. You'd meet somebody that you will you say to yourself. How did that person yet here. And in the blink of an eye somebody dies in the family and they were the major breadwinner. And you know the spouse gangqi the house and the next thing. She's out with their kids in the blink of an eye in. It's nothing they did. So i mean that was. That always moved us. I i remember going in there. A united saying you know by the grace ago does not think difference between you know that could happen to you. It could happen to me. It didn't do anything to deserve that. So i feel the same way with you. Guys in cancer who picks who gets cancer. Cancer doesn't see race color creed money just finds a place all of us in dealing with poverty. At times i mean. There's there's certain things we all try to do to keep ourselves out of the but sometimes you have bad luck while i think this past year you know. A lot of people who are living paycheck to paycheck in all of a sudden paychecks. Gone there's not enough to keep them afloat by no fault of their own. No nothing they did. Now it's a sad situation in most of those again. It just shows the heart you have roger for after working with them all these years as well and you embedded in your whole family. I'm ahead forehead or all brains. Hey hey don't pick on the guy's forehead me and my son. I have to tell a quick funny story about that. Ed will have got a drone because we're shooting some videos now to go along with the recording studio where you creative voices of so. He bought a drone. He was flying this weekend and he did a shot over his head and all of a sudden he's like oh my god am i really. That ball is that right behind me. So i can't see it so whatever. Grass does not grow on a busy street. And you are one busy man. Roger can't thank you for coming on in for all the work that you've done for forces of hope and for allowing your family to be a part of this multi generations in this in this family. That has lupino will be with us at some point gateway to shame on stage asked or the luke. End your grandfather. Maybe oh oh please let me lay. We don't know we asked the question but when us you always looking. I picked the name for the baby Ivo doesn't count. We picked alexandria. He likes it. i like it made. Not if gabby was a boy. His name was going to be alex. Alex alex alex's his first name. If gabby would have been born a boy so kirby my multiple his name is kirby alexander chastain. he's got alexander. He's in trouble. He hears kirby alexander chesting get out of this room gotta give them military but the ass but thank you roger. You've you've done so much inspired so many people. We now have a fulltime runner in a marathon. And that's because of your help as well and you've introduces to so many wonderful people in. I can't thank you enough you walk. We're blessed roger. thank you. I'm no less on this list so before we end is it's time ed gator out slash pop music time. Roger you gotta help out here. Good read and.