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A highlight from The Best Altcoins To Buy This Week! (Act Fast)
"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.
Fresh update on "92" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Duo from Villanova. Jalen Brunson at 22 to pace the Knicks Dante DiVincenzo with 21 Julius Randall. He had 20 points. They'll meet again in 10 days on the frozen floor. The Devils doubled up at home by San Jose 6 to 3. Jacob McDonald, the defenseman. You got a pair of goals for the Sharks. Anthony Duclair scored twice as well. Jack Hughes scored a goal. He's back from his injury, in but a losing it was effort and Dougie Hamilton. He's now out indefinitely a torn pictorial muscle. He leads the team in ice time. College football Washington finishes their 12 -0 season with the win in the Pac -12 championship game. Now 13 -0 as they march on to the college football championship series. They beat Oregon yet again 34 -31. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. Bo outplays Nix yet again as a Heisman Trophy right around the corner. NCAA basketball, Kansas knocks off fourth -ranked UConn. This is Jayhawks number five, a 69 -65 winner at Island. Fog First trip ever there for UConn. And how about Zach Eady of Purdue? Could be your player of the year for the top ranked Boilermakers. They lose at Northwestern 92 -88 in overtime despite a 35 -point double double Eady. for Tiger Woods second time in as many rounds. He falters on the back nine, carding a 39 and a 38 down in the Bahamas. First time we've seen him play since he pulled out of the Masters. He's ten strokes behind Jordan Smith and Scottie Scheffler who were nine under par. NFL, Joe Flacco 38 years young will start for the Browns Sunday against the Rams. He won a Super Bowl while he was in Baltimore. The four and seven Jets host the five and six Falcons. Atlantic comes in as the two -point favorite Giants. They have a bye week. With your Bloomberg Sports Update, I'm Rob Buschka. This is a Bloomberg Money Minute. Detroit's recent standoff with the United Auto Workers Union has added another wrinkle after coordinated strikes lasting six weeks. The UAW reached agreements with Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors that would raise pay by as much as 33 percent over the life of the contracts. That could impact how many EVs make it onto American roads and how much they cost. cost The UAW structure with the new contract, that's going to put them in a less competitive situation. Dan Ives is a managing director at Wedbush Securities. They're going to have to ultimately pass this on to the consumer and right now it's really an over Detroit. Most workers currently building lithium -ion batteries for the big three do so part as of joint ventures using non -union labor, at least for now. That's going to be one of the balancing acts for GM, for Ford, for Stellanas as they go into a key 2024 in terms of electric the vehicle race. I'm Ed Corre, Bloomberg Radio. Bloomberg Radio, on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the Bloomberg Daybreak US edition podcast we discussed the resumed war in Gaza with Bloomberg's Rosalind and there had been talks to try and get it rolled over again. Those clearly weren't successful and so that the ceasefire lapsed early this morning and what we have is Hamas and Israel both accusing the other of violating the terms of the ceasefire, not meeting the agreements about the release of yesterday, hostages the number of those hostages, Hamas accusing Israel. In turn and now we've seen a resumption of the fighting as you say. We saw airstrikes into Gaza this morning. We know the fighting's going on there Again, Hamas says there have been casualties and wounded at hospitals already and Israel is making clear that their goal in the end still is to eradicate Hamas and as part of that they now see the military campaign likely moving further south in the Gaza Strip. It's been quite concentrated in the north but the messaging today, the warning to people in Gaza today is be prepared because the military is going to now push further south and the messaging from the US with that expectation that the war would be heading to the south was that Israel needs to limit civilian casualties. Talk about US diplomacy, the role that's playing there and whether that could have any impact on what we see on the ground. Well that's right in fact the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was still on the ground in Israel when the fighting did resume. He took off shortly afterward for Dubai to attend the COP28 summit but in his meetings in Israel he said he made very clear to officials there that the US is concerned about the humanitarian situation inside Gaza. Hear the full conversation on the latest Bloomberg Daybreak US edition podcast. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. 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A highlight from Meet Chicago Northwest with Mario Farfan
"Army veteran Mario Farfan is the account executive of meek Chicago Northwest an organization that is bringing Conferences and meetings to the northwest Chicago suburbs coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that Jop trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success And now your host Joe crane Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does It's who they are That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more learn more at Navy federal org slash join Hey today, we're talking with army veteran Mario Farfan from meek Chicago Northwest Mario welcome to the show We're looking forward to hearing which good things you're doing up there in Chicagoland So before we talk about all that takes back to us what you did in the army Yeah, absolutely. Thank you, Joe. Thank you for inviting me here today Excited to be on your podcast to share my story a little bit So, uh, well, I joined our military right at the high school literally after the graduation party the next day I was in the car with the with the recruiter Headed to all the preparation and in the other paperwork administrative stuff. So that was 19 night August 1994 I ride the South Carolina for Jackson for basic training Awesome, and you're looking through your bio your parents were Guatemalan immigrants, right? Yes. Yes, they were going from Guatemala to Chicago I came here after a long wait a wait time back in the 70s and They started their their journey in Chicago in Chicago the west side of Chicago actually humble park And that's where I was born But then they ended up moving closer to the north side And I speak in street corners because I'm from that era in Chicago is something about Chicago I know you I know you from Kansas City you mentioned as we talked earlier So we grew up on Winnipeg and Broadway, which is essentially the north side. They call it Edgewater now Back in the in the early 80s a very different area there that it is now a lot of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees And immigrants that came after the Vietnam War. I did not know this Obviously as I got older I went back and there's a digging around how I grew up Why was there so many, you know different ethnicities? So I yes, I grew up in Chicago border ways in Chicago, correct? Yes, and so Tell us a little bit about some of the things you did while you're in the army Yeah, so I was I chose my MLS was 94 Bravo back then I think it's changed 92 golf now, which is a cook essentially my thinking a 17 year old person getting Advice from many different people that weren't an army They were like Mario choose a job that it's gonna you know, not be too strenuous or dangerous So you're not gonna so I wasn't gonna be an infantry or Airborne Ranger. I knew that right away So I decided that you know, and I was interested in cooking my mother She you know love to cook so I said to myself it would be something interesting to venture in So I was a I was a cook in the military Definitely had a lot of friends because we were out in the field You know, we had the nice kitchen trailer set up with hot coffee and grill and all my military friends had to eat those MRE So they were like, hey Mario, you know, hook me up with something hot stuff like that So I definitely gained a lot of friends which was pretty cool because I started doing networking back then. I just didn't know it Yeah, great experience. So talk about your transition out of the army. Was it something you're expecting to come on quick? Were you prepared unprepared? I would say I was policy. I'm prepared to be honest So I got out on night 99. I was in Germany my last stop At the time so it was more of a pressure to stay in. That's what I remember the most It was a lot of fear a lot of you know, high pressure to stay in like what are you gonna do? So then life is not great You know stay here, you know, you can retire which I know many people do I know many people Friends that I have still they retired in Germany. They ended up just living to staying there, but my family at the time Was going through a struggle financially and I felt like I need to come home and just be back with them and support them as much as I could so I They gave me my paperwork and I was on my own. Basically. I got back to Chicago, which is very difficult right because Chicago Back, this is like 1999 2000. So just trying to you know, figure all of it out It's a lot right because it's benefits. There's paperwork. There's things that we just don't know about and I'll be honest the last Ten twenty years. I'm learning more and more, right? I Know too recently. There's just many benefits of veterans have that. We just don't know about especially when it comes to entrepreneur small business Something that I want to mention in in 2015 I started a Hispanic chamber out here in the suburbs and part of that was just thinking about how to look out for you know Hispanic business owners So now I'm thinking about better veteran business owners because I do run into them Hispanic or non -hispanic and they talk to me and say you know what? We we need better resources for our for our veteran business owners that are either starting a business On the middle of their business or just trying to figure out how to take their business to the next level So I'm always thinking about that. I'm always thinking about that. I am I am on me Chicago Northwest. That's my full -time job So so that that I'm able to incorporate it because I am I still continue to meet People from from that walk of life and as a veteran myself, I didn't have my own business, right? But If I had that information, who knows right 20 years ago Whatever 24 years ago who knows what would have happened to me when I came back, but I did what most veterans do I enrolled in college right away. It just tried to get out there in civilian life I began a 20 20 year career in banking. That's what I ended up doing so But so yes, I was a banker Assistant manager branch manager for 15 years and a regional manager up to a business banker So I did all facets of banking retail banking when it comes to helping small businesses and that's where I end in my career and and And then I decided to take a another a different Turn in my career into the what I'm doing now with me Chicago Northwest is you know working with us so still working with businesses right because associations nonprofits Diversity clubs sports clubs. Those are all businesses, right? So now all we do now in Chicago, Northwest we talk to them We we bring we try to invite them nationally, right or even internationally to the Northwest suburbs They come out and see what we have to offer so they can have the conferences the conventions or their meetings here. So That was a long answer. I know Back to what you said if I just one of five my transition If I had to rate it, I'll probably give it a one or two. It was it was it wasn't it was not great Yeah, it was not great. So sounds like you ultimately landed Well now I don't I'm not real familiar with the Chicago suburbs But is the Northwest Chicago suburbs primarily Hispanic or have a heavily Hispanic influence or I know she says something about you were targeting more Hispanic Since you're probably fluent in Spanish targeting the Spanish business network Yeah, great question so Chicago in itself state of Illinois itself has a large Hispanic population in itself city Chicago obviously is the largest city which is a heavy heavy Hispanic presence in the suburbs is starting to change, right? You have also an Asian presence Middle Eastern Indian presence, so it's starting to change very very a lot of Backgrounds and cultures Polish as well are out here in the suburbs It's all a mix but I would say definitely in the last 10 20 years the suburbs people have migrated Either to work out here in the suburbs to live out here go to school out here Public schools is a challenge, right? I I went to public schools. So hey, I made it I mean, I made it but it's not it's not easy Joe. I'll tell you that especially when I grew up in the 80s was definitely not easy, but So the answer to that would be yeah Yes, the the suburbs are being more diverse across not just Hispanic so the reason I started the Hispanic Chamber Joe because there's this Hispanic chamber in the city downtown on most people that live in the suburbs don't want to travel You know, it could be an hour for traffic an hour into the city just to go get resources and help So I figured why not have something here for them where they can go and get resources Find out about grants or how to start a business or get the paperwork in order So that's kind of how why I started to need I need that I saw in the suburbs in the middle Which wasn't there awesome? 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"The NHL just their sixth win of the season they got a pair of goals from Duclair and even a defenseman Jacob McDonald. Jack Hughes did score his ninth of the year it came in the third period in a losing effort unassisted New Jersey's now just a game above 500 Rangers and the Islanders both skate on the road on Saturday against Nashville and Florida respectively. College football Washington Huskies continued to own the Oregon Ducks despite Oregon coming into this game a 10 favorite they're only lost to Washington the Huskies handed to him again 34 to 31 to cap off a perfect season at 12 -0 and assure themselves a spot in the college football Final Four which is called the playoff championship Meanwhile quarterback Michael Penix Jr. should have done a lot for his Heisman push passing Bo Nix in both losses for Nix and disappointing performances came to the Huskies elsewhere four -star defensive back Ivan Taylor son of Ike Taylor commits to Notre Dame College basketball number one Purdue upset at Northwestern 92 -88 in overtime and fourth -rank UConn takes their first loss 69 -65 at number five Kansas with your Bloomberg sports update I'm Rob Buschka this is a Bloomberg money minute Amazon making a deeper push into groceries not only is the online retail giant planning to open more physical stores next year it's also rolling out grocery delivery to people who are not members of its prime subscription service grocery has been on their list of kind of one of the few markets I guess left in US e -commerce where they're if they're a big deal but you know they're not a they're not a gigantic grocer Bloomberg reporter Matt Day they don't really to go head head with the biggest names in the industry of folks like Walmart and Kroger quite like they had hoped so they they see this as new avenue for growth for them non prime members will be charged anywhere from nearly five dollars to around fourteen dollars for grocery delivery members now pay between roughly seven dollars to nearly ten with free deliveries over a the deliveries will be available anywhere that the Amazon fresh services offered but won't come from rural areas. They're going to cover most of where people live in the US but no it's not going to go deeply rural. Gina Cervetti, Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak weekend global our look at the top stories in the coming week from our Daybreak anchors all around the world. Straight ahead on the program, Wall Street braces for a key jobs report. I'm Tom Busby in New York I'll have that story. I'm Caroline Hepker London here in where we're asking what's next for the UK's car industry. I'm Brian Curtis in Hong Kong, we look what at to expect and what not to expect when China and the European Union get together for a summit. I'm Kayleigh lines in Washington where the CEOs of the US's biggest banks are getting set to testify in the Senate. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend. On Bloomberg 1130 New York. 99 Bloomberg .1 Washington DC Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston Bloomberg 960 San Cisco DAB Digital Radio London Sirius XM 119 and around the world on
A highlight from ETH Spot ETF Will Trigger A Huge Rally! (Buy These Altcoins)
"This has changed everything for the crypto market. News just broke that the iShares Ethereum Trust has just been registered in Delaware. The exact same thing happened for the Bitcoin Spot ETF, where BlackRock filed for registration just before they officially registered for the Bitcoin Spot ETF. So this leads me to believe that an Ethereum Spot ETF application is looming. And of course, if that's the case, then this could open up the door for a new trade in not only Ethereum, but also the Ethereum ecosystem. Will Clemente also pointed out a good point here that if BlackRock is feeling comfortable now filing for an ETH Spot ETF, then the likelihood that a Spot Bitcoin ETF will get approved is now much higher because obviously they wouldn't be filing if they didn't have confidence, right? So I want to talk about why this could be so massive, not only for the crypto market, but also for the altcoin market, because you have to keep in mind Ethereum is the leader of the alts and it has been Bitcoin's time to shine over the last few months, but with now signs of Ethereum starting to reverse versus BTC with Ethereum dominance increasing and now getting this BlackRock ETF filing, there could be some great news for Ethereum around the corner and definitely trades in the ecosystem that we've got to take a look at. The first thing I want to acknowledge before I get into specific altcoins, by the way, one of the altcoins I'm going to show you at the end of today's video is one of my favorite altcoins in the crypto market at the moment, is the current Bitcoin flush that we just saw. So open interest was steadily increasing, meaning the amount of leverage that was being taken by market participants to the long and the short side, but mostly the long side was increasing. But what we did see is a massive flush, a huge liquidation cascade where a lot of the late longs were wrecked. A lot of the altcoins also had massive weeks down, especially on a liquid alt. Some of these were down 20 to 25%, but the market did slowly end up recovering. And what we did see following this massive liquidation event is open interest essentially getting extremely wiped out to the point where OI is as low as it's been since October 24th, the lowest in over two weeks time. So the market completely flushed out all the leverage. And what I would say about this event is it's extremely healthy. There are a couple lessons here. One, obviously don't take aggressive leverage so you can be subject to these types of wicks. But two, setting limit orders in this market can be hugely advantageous. Let's look at a coin like Pendle. Look at Pendle here. It actually ended up dropping like 16 % just in a minute. And anyone that had limit orders for this coin, so people that wanted to buy the dip on Pendle, their limit orders could have been filled, albeit not all the orders would have gotten filled because they had a plan. So definitely when it comes to old coins, have a plan where you lay out your limit orders on your exchange. In case there are these flushes, then you can catch a nice bit at a key level. And using Pendle as the example here, you can see that this is a major level four Pendle as well that it hit the 84 cent region being a major resistance level newly turned into support. So this is just one example of why setting limit orders in the crypto market is a good idea. Now what about Ethereum? Well, Ethereum in light of the BlackRock ETF filing or the iShares registration in Delaware, it's now starting to reverse on the ETHBTC chart. And you guys know that I've been looking at this chart as pretty much my holy grail of Ethereum and altcoins because this chart tells me whether Ethereum is gaining dominance or losing dominance versus Bitcoin in terms of Ethereum as a trending coin. So what you can see here is Ethereum is now starting to break or at least attempting to break back into this range. So break back above and make this five five level into support. In previous times, for example, in June 2022, it did deviate below and then it ended up consolidating above and having a push to the range high of the ETHBTC chart at the 0 .082 level. So what we're seeing here is that Ethereum deviating below again looks like it wants to do something similar to what it did back in July 2022. The major level that ETH needs to break though once it holds back above the support line is this orange line here, which essentially indicates the trend for Ethereum. If it starts to break back above and make a higher low, that would be amazing for Ethereum as it shows ETH is gaining dominance versus Bitcoin. This BlackRock ETF may just be the thing that spurs on the Ethereum narrative. So that's what I'm looking at in terms of ETH. But what are the best altcoins to take advantage of this trade? Well, I actually don't think it's ETH. I think there are proxy bets to the ETH ecosystem, so ETH beta plays, which could outperform. Let's discuss a few of them in today's video. The first one I want to discuss is Lido and Rockerpool because these two are your ETH liquid staking plays. They also got flushed out massively during this liquidation cascade that we just talked about. So Lido, for example, went all the way up to 2 .4. It did end up coming back down to 1 .9. It's now consolidating in the 2 .1 region. You are watching this video two hours after I'm recording, so maybe it's somewhere in this range. But nonetheless, Lido is now starting to consolidate above a major support level at the 1 .98 region on the daily chart. So Lido for me looks good as an ETH beta play. So does Rockerpool, especially if it breaks above this $31 level on the weekly. Your next target is its range high of $40. So Rockerpool starting to wake up. Lido also looking good. One I'm also looking at is Arbitrum. Once again, this flush took it all the way back down to its support level at the $0 .92 zone. But Arbitrum looks like it wants to break above its major resistance at $1 .1. If it can break above, then we know its next target is 1 .31. Something interesting to note about Arbitrum is that it adheres to market structure really well. A lot of these new coins like Pepe, Arbitrum, they tend to stick to market structure because everyone's fulfilling prophecy. And I guess at the end of the day, this is what TA is, where Arbitrum actually obeys these levels super well. So these are the levels I am using in terms of Arbitrum. Something else I'm doing when it comes to these coins is I'm using Kyber AI to get better entries. So let's say, for example, it does close above retests on the daily, the 1 .1 level. If I want to get an entry into Arbitrum, what I would do is I would search up Arbitrum onto Kyber AI, because it's going to tell me what the trend is like in terms of the on -chain analytics. And I would see here whether the Kyber score is in bullish territory. If it's in bullish territory, this indicates that the market is willing to bid on Arbitrum based on a variety of factors, such as the number and types of trades, trading volume, net flow to whale wallets, etc. So I would use this Kyber score, I would use this data to my advantage to get more confluence to line that up with a break and a consolidation of trend. What I do like to see though, as one general rule of thumb when it comes to Kyber scores and using Kyber AI, is when you see these patterns here, where you get bearish signals starting to turn into bullish signals. So it might go from bearish, it might go up to the 70 to 80 Kyber score region. Once it starts getting into this region, that is assigned to me after two four -hourly closes above this level that you will likely start to see it target the very bullish territory, which is the 90 plus region as we saw happens in this occasion. So especially in the lower timeframes, this is a really nice metric to use when you're trading and you can use it for a variety of alts. So that's how I'm using Kyber AI and you can also use it using the link in the description to sign up for early access. I discussed at the start of the video, there was an altcoin that I was eyeing specifically as an outperformer in this category and that's actually Pendle. Pendle is super interesting because it has exposure to a few narratives. It has exposure to Arbitrum, which is an ETH L2 narrative because of the ecosystem fund that is currently occurring on Arbitrum. So a lot of the protocols are getting grants that they're distributing to their governance holders, which is super bullish for Arbitrum specific protocols. That's why I mentioned Arb as well as a play earlier in the video, but Pendle has exposure to that ecosystem. It also utilizes layer zero technology for its multi -chain strategies. So this is also interesting because it could be a proxy play for the layer zero airdrop as well. And it also gets some of the LSD fi rotation given the fact that Pendle is one of the platforms where you can trade your yield for LSDs and stake your yield. So let's say your staked Ethereum to earn an additional yield on the Pendle platform. So it kind of covers three narratives at once. One is the L2 narrative, one is the ETH LSD fi narrative and another one is the layer zero narrative. It's showing a lot of strength here on the chart and it was actually one of the altcoins that was bought up most quickly during this liquidation cascade here, which indicates to me that it's one of the strongest coins in the market. You can always learn a lot in the market when the market drops and it bounces. Always try and track which coins bounce the most. The coins that bounce the most, typically they are the best longs when it is time to long and Pendle is definitely showing its strength here. Yes, it's pumped a lot. I would love to be able to get some accumulation opportunities on major pullbacks, but for the traders out here, I think you can have a lot of fun trading this token if you're looking to long because it is looking like one of the strongest tokens in the market. I want to give a shout out quickly to one of my major sponsors of the show, which is SmartX. If you want to earn any yield across a variety of layer two ecosystems, but Arbitrum included, like we've just been talking about, you can head over to the platform using the link in the description and get access to some of the strongest APRs in crypto. But not only that, some of the most competitive risk adjusted returns in crypto due to the fact that they have introduced a mechanism to lower or mitigate the negative effects of impermanent loss. You can see here versus platforms like Uniswap on a typical Ethereum pair, SmartX often gets the much better results due to the mechanism that they've introduced. And you can look at on the homepage of the SmartX website using their compare function, how SmartX LPs track versus other LPs here. And you can also simulate the algorithm to see how their LPs actually perform better on chain versus a lot of other pairs, as you can see in front of you. So if you do want to earn some of the strongest yields in the market across any of the ecosystems that you can see on screen, you can use the link in the description below. They've built a nice product. And if you've used it before, you would know how smooth it is to use as well. So thank you to SmartX and thank you to Kyber AI for sponsoring this video. I hope you learned something. Definitely keeping my eye on the ETH beta plays at the moment. I think this could be a watershed moment for the Ethereum narrative because it was dead. Let's be honest, it was just Bitcoin. ETH was lagging. This could finally be what Ethereum needs to start to kick into gear here. Definitely keep your eye on that ETH BTC chart. I will see you in the next video. Hope you have a lovely rest of your day. Good luck trading in this crazy market. There's definitely lots of money to be made. Peace out.
Fresh update on "92" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"Of December at Madison Square Garden. Tough times for the New Jersey Devils. They just can't Get healthy as Dougie Hamilton now out indefinitely with a torn pec muscle. This comes just after Jack Hughes came back from a lengthy injury. Hamilton leads the team in ice time so this will hurt and it shows too as the were Devils doubled up at the Prudential Center 6 -3 by the lowly San Jose Sharks. Worst record in the NHL just their sixth win of the season. They got a pair of goals from Anthony Duclair and even a defenseman, Jacob Donnell. Jack Hughes did score his ninth of the year. It came in the third period in a losing effort unassisted. Jersey's New now just a game above 500. Rangers and the Islanders both skate on the road on Saturday against Nashville and Florida respectively. College football Washington Huskies continued to own the Oregon Ducks. Despite Oregon coming into this game a ten -point favorite. They're only lost to Washington. The Huskies handed to him again. 34 to 31 to cap off a perfect season at 12 -0 and assure themselves a spot in the college football Final Four which is called the playoff championship. Meanwhile, quarterback Michael Penix Jr. should have done a lot for his Heisman push passing Bo Nix and both losses for Nix and disappointing performances came to Huskies. the Elsewhere four -star defensive back Ivan Taylor son of Ike Taylor commits to Notre College basketball number one Purdue upset at Northwestern 92 -88 in overtime and fourth -rank UConn takes their first loss 69 -65 at number five Kansas. With your Bloomberg Sports Update, I'm Rob This is a Bloomberg Money Minute. Lithium has some competition in the battery business. Major players are starting to bet on new sodium -based technology as the next big thing for the industry. Eddie Spence offers metals and mining for Bloomberg News. The reason why that is potentially quite revolutionary is that sodium a lot more abundant than lithium and potentially cost -effective theoretically it could lead to batteries that are a lot cheaper. While chemically and structurally similar to lithium Spence notes sodium has to yet be used on a large scale for electric vehicle production. Up until very recently we had to rely on battery chemistries that were very high performing Spence says the low energy density of sodium -ion batteries make a them better fit for power grid energy storage. Bloomberg N .E .F. has said sodium should cut about 272 ,000 tons of lithium demand by 1985 and isn't it ionic don't you think? Steve Rapoport Bloomberg Radio. Bloomberg bird radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition of the Wall Street we podcast we will We will talk with Larry Summers of Harvard someone who knew Henry Kissinger well about the man's life and his legacy. see you soon. extraordinary to see somebody in their 80s then and in their 90s and then 100 years old so incredibly intellectually vital looking to learn about AI speaking to most world's leading statesman every several months he was fully aged and active in the way that many people half his age wouldn't have had the energy and the drive to do he was somebody who always thought in the large first
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We had four games that everybody thought were gonna be great and as it turned out, three of them were pretty good. One of which was a blowout. We'll get to all them here in a minute then of course we have our week 10 lines of five games that we're gonna focus on from our SI Sportsbook odds and then from there we also have the midseason awards that we have to get to as we are halfway home in the 2023 NFL season. Before we get to all that, let's welcome the other man of the tandem, Gil, what's going on man? How you been? Yeah, I'm doing well. Matt, as you know, I like to brag about my wins and complain about my losses and last week was a good week. I went 12 -2 with the picks but I am pretty disappointed that I betted against Joshua Dobbs. What a game, right? Unbelievable. I'm annoyed. You went 12 -2, I went 11 -3 and I feel like 11 -3 should have given me some bragging rights for the week and yet it did not happen. So I will say on the whole, our group, yourself, myself, Connor, Orr, Albert Breer, Mitch and John our editors and Claire, another editor of ours as well that does great work, I feel like everybody's picks have been really pretty good this year. There are some years you look at picks and go, oh my god, I'm barely above 500. Right now, I've got the sheep pulled up in front of me, so the best record is Albert who's 95 -41, went 11 -3 last week and then after that, Claire Kawana is right behind him with 92 wins and then in gold it says 87 wins and then it's myself, yourself, John and then Connor Orr at 75 and 65 pulling up the rear, so Connor's got to step up. Connor is bringing down the credibility of this entire group. That's not bad for last play, so 10 games over 500? His thing is, we all do our upset picks and he's done 50 upset picks. I think I've done like 16. So that's part of the reason, but yeah, the picks are good and of course people that want to can read those over at SI .com, we put them out every week. The editors are nice enough to put that together. All right, so last week, like I said, we had some great games. We had Chiefs Dolphins over in Germany and then we had Ravens, Seahawks, which we thought would be a great game, turned out to be a massacre, Late Window, Cowboys, Eagles, which was one of the wildest games I can remember seeing in quite some time and then of course we had Bills, Bengals at the end, the Sunday night game there and so like I said, we'll get to all those. Let's just start with how the day actually started. Over in Frankfort, Chiefs build up a 21 -0 lead on Miami. Miami comes back, makes it 21 -14. They had a couple drives at the end where they could have tied the game, even taken the lead if they went for two. They got into Kansas City territory both times, but both times ended up going backwards, lose the game. They dropped to 6 -3. Chiefs, of course, improved to 7 -2. Both teams go on their bye weeks. I'll So, let you set the stage here, Gilberto. What is it to you, is it more about the Dolphins that game or is it more about the Chiefs? It is more about the Dolphins because they can't beat a team with a winning record and don't tell me the Chargers are .500 and the Dolphins beat them. They barely got to .500, so I am concerned about the Dolphins, but I don't want to let the Chiefs off the hook, Matt, and I know you've been writing about this, but the Dolphins have been pretty average. It got to a point where now Mahomes is saying, yeah, we sting. We're pretty bad. Go talk about the defense. That defense is carrying us the entire season. You know what's kind of funny, Matt? This season, it feels like the team with the best defense might win the Super Bowl, and the Chiefs still have the best defense right now, it feels like, so it's kind of a weird irony, but you expect better from Mahomes and Kelsey, but the wide receivers, they can't create separation. And it wasn't for that awesome fumble, reverse play, whatever it was from Cook there. They would have probably lost a game there, but what's going on with the Dolphins offense? Averaging 17 points against the Bills, Eagles, and the Chiefs, so I go with the Dolphins there because I feel like the Chiefs could figure it out. It's halfway point in the season, they're just cruising by, and I think something will finally break out there, but I'll let you maybe talk about the Chiefs a little more. But the Dolphins, man, you're supposed to be the most explosive offense, highest scoring, and you can't even get a first down. It's like, do they have too many home run hitters? Too many touchdown makers? How about some chain movers? How about some first down people? How about some quick outs, and just get four or five yards, and everything just feels like a home run, and they don't adjust, and they don't kind of make end game adjustments because credit to the Chiefs, and Tyreek Hill said it too, they covered, there was great coverage on Tyreek Hill, so it's kind of one of those games where like, why not get a tight end that can help you out here? Why not get some guys that can make it easier? How about go to Raheem Oster a little more? He had like 12 carries, and he's averaging 7 .1 yards per carry, so I don't know what's going on with Mike McDaniel on two, and two was pretty bad in that second half there. Yeah, he had the touchdown to Cedric Wilson, but make some adjustments, Mike McDaniel, and stop going for the home run ball, Tua. Yeah, look, first of all, I agree, I think the Dolphins are the bigger storyline coming out of the game. Like, they've now played three really good teams, and they've lost all three of them, and they came back against Kansas City, but they were getting killed in that game too. They were 21 -0 midway through the third quarter, and frankly, if Chris Jones doesn't take one of the dumbest personal fouls you've ever seen, it's probably 21 -7, and we're having a different discussion. I think your point though, man, is good with the Dolphins in the sense of like, there's timing strung off. They're just dead in the water. They have no answer for it, and we've seen that now multiple times, this year and last year. Kansas City basically said, we're going to get up on the line of scrimmage, we're going to get our hands on Tyreek Hill, we're going to reroute them, we're going to cause problems. Look, who knows them better than the Chiefs, right? I mean, they know what can cause some issues, and they actually went back and watched practice tape of a couple years ago to try to figure out how to stop them. They went back and watched how they worked against him in team drills and practice, and tried to figure out some things, and it obviously worked. But from the Chiefs' angle of this, listen, the offense is a disaster, okay? They had 46 yards in the second half of the game in a turnover. But they're 7 -2 in the number one seed in the AFC because the defense is incredible, and they're just shutting people down left and right. If you go and look this year at teams that have played the Chiefs, nobody's thrown for 300 yards. Kirk Cousins came the closest. He was up in the higher 200s because he threw a million passes. But if you look at Gough's numbers, 253 yards, one touchdown, which was a good game. That was without Chris Jones that week. Trevor Lawrence, they didn't score a touchdown. He threw 41 times for 216 yards. Justin Fields threw for 99 yards. Zach Wilson, of all people, had one of the best days against him, 245 and two touchdowns. That game. wild And then you had Cousins, who went for 284 and two touchdowns on 47 attempts. Russell Wilson threw for 95 yards one game, and in the other game, the game that they won, he threw for 114. These teams, two I didn't throw for 200 yards. Nobody's throwing for yardage against them. They're second in the league in sacks, the first in pressure rate. They've got two elite corners in McDuffie and Sneet, and so, look, the question with Kansas City is obvious. Can this offense get going? Because if the offense gets going, they're probably the best team in the NFL. I mean, if they get even borderline top -10 production out of that offense, forget it. They have the week now to scout. I was texting with some people around the team, and I think there's a general thought of like, look, it's a bunch of little things that are throwing off the whole thing. Question is, how many of those little things can you fix in the next couple of months? The good news is you have Mahalem, you have Kelsey, you've got a good offensive line, you've got Andy Reid. The bad news is they have you and me at receiver. So, I mean, that's the question. My guess? They'll fix it to an extent. I don't think it's going to be a unit that you'll look at and go, oh my God, they're incredible. I think it's probably going to be a top -10 unit right around there at the end of the year. They're in the mix, but yeah, I agree, man. The Dolphins are definitely the thing that you'll look at right now, and the team you'll look at right now and go, all right, you're going to make the playoffs, but what are you going to do when you get there? Are you going to beat somebody good, or is there going to be a one -and -done? Matt, let me ask a quick question, because you watch this team closely, and I think I watch them good enough because they're always on prime time, but all these analytics people are saying, look at the EPA, look at the DVOA. They're top five in offense in all these categories, and I'm like, I get it. You keep showing me the numbers, but I keep watching the games, and the wide receivers are not that great. They're not scoring points. They had nine points against Denver, so I don't know what it is. Maybe when you said disaster, I'm like, okay, cool, because I was trying to play it safe. Maybe they're average because there's something here that I'm missing with the DVOA and the EPA. They're a disaster by their standards. By anyone else's standards, yeah, they're probably still an above -average offense, but by their standards, they're a train wreck. I will say this. People forget it because they won the Super Bowl last year. They were somewhat of a train wreck offensively the first half of last year, too. They had a bunch of games last year. They lost to the Colts last year. They muddled through a Chargers game that they ended up winning because of a pick -six that went 99 yards the other way. They struggled offensively against the Bills. They ended up beating the Raiders on a Monday night last year, but they were down 17 -0, and they needed to come back in that game. They were not good offensively for stretches of last season, and then they're them. In January, they cranked it up, and that was it. Even on one ankle, Mahomes did enough to win. But this has been the year before that. They were 3 -4 at the beginning of the year. They couldn't score a point in that season. That was the year Mahomes played, again, by his standards, not by anybody else's, but by his standards. He played poorly. You go to 2021, and they lost in the AFC title game. They were 3 -4, and then people say, oh, well, then they came out of it. They did in terms of that they won games. Their point totals after that 3 -4 start, they won 20 -17, 13 -7. Then they blew the Raiders out, scored 41, 19 -9, 22 -9. The last couple of years, they've had stretches like this, but by their standards, they're a disaster offensively right now. By the NFL's standards, they're probably somewhere between 10 -12th in the league offensively. So, got to take it for what it's worth. Yeah. All right. Let's get to the next game here. The Bengals and the Bills will go right to Sunday Night Football, speaking of a team that by their standards is an offensive disaster, despite what EPA will tell you. I'm not here to bag on the analytics, guys. I will tell you this. I'm a big eye test guy. You watch the Bills. My eye test, I don't care that they're fourth or whatever in EPA offensively. They have not been good over the last month and change. I don't think there's any way to say that otherwise. They go to Cincinnati. They made it a little bit closer at the end, but they were down 24 -10 with a few minutes left. They score a touchdown. They get the two, but they can't get the ball back. The Bengals now, 5 -3. Winners of four straight playing like we expected them to play at the beginning of the year. The Bills are 5 -4. It has been a struggle for them. They started the year 3 -1. Since then, they're 2 -3 going in the other direction. They have a very hard schedule. We'll get to that in a moment. What was your main takeaway from that Bengals -Bills game? Just the difference in quarterback play between Joe Burrow and Josh Allen and how to cover that game. I wrote about it. I kept seeing Joe Burrow moving around the pocket and extending plays. Then I look at the boxer, I'm like, wait, he has four rushing yards? I thought he ran for a bunch of yards. I know he had that one where he had the first down kind of signal. It's just when pressure comes, he knows how to move. It's smooth. It's not like he has to speed it up. He just says, okay, cool. You're right there, but I'm still going to do what I have to do and just extend plays. Matt, when it's Drew Sample and Tanner Hudson and Erskine Jr., Trenton Irwin, these guys are making plays. Then you look at Josh Allen, when the pressure comes, it looks difficult. It's chaotic. He has to kind of see what's out there and then, okay, force a throw or miss a throw. I get the Bengals defense is better than the Bills defense, so Burrow had maybe an easier time, but there was pressure. He was fighting pressure. I get it. The second there is not as good there, but it just seems harder for Josh Allen.
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"Look, we may not be at weekly highs, but we definitely should celebrate the week that we've just had. It was definitely the first week of the bull market where we can clearly say that we're in a raging bull market. And I think we're in the beginning of a bull market. But what's going to happen now is I think we're only about 25 % of the way into the bull market and the rest of this bull market goes up really, really, really fast. We've had the tame part of the bull market and the rest of the bull market goes up very fast. Now, a lot of questions. How high will we go? How long will this bull market run? What are going to be the top three, four, five coins that are going to perform in this bull market? That is what we're going to be discussing today. Today, I've got a massive, massive banter for you. I've got a big friend of the channel here joining us, Raul Paul joining us. And we're going to talk about everything to do with this raging bull market. Today is going to be a massive, massive, I'm going to say it again, massive show. So let's go. Let's do this. As I said, we're not at the weekly highs, but we've had an amazing week. And if I would have told you that Solana would be in the 40s or late 30s at the end of the week, you would have laughed at me. And if I would told you that Bitcoin would be around 35 ,000 or 34 ,000, you would have laughed at me. Yet, here we are, and we should be celebrating. We should be celebrating the month that we've had. We should be celebrating the week that we've had. But most of all, we should be celebrating the fact that, guys, we are finally, after 770 days, we are finally in the raging bull market. And today, we're going to talk only about one thing. We're only talking about the raging bull market, how long it will last, how big it's going to be, how much money we're going to make, how high Solana is going to go. And I think Raul Paul's got an amazing Solana prediction, and I wonder if it's anything similar my to prediction. But before we get into the main show, first of all, if you're not a subscriber to this channel, what are you waiting for? Subscribe. I'm going to wait. I'm going to wait. I'm waiting. Subscribe. All right, and if you are subscribed, just smash the Like button, especially if you like what we're saying here today. Smash that Like button. Obliterate it. Let's get into the meat and potatoes of the show. In fact, one more little announcement. If you haven't already voted in our winner Bitcoin competition, go and vote. Go and vote. So, if you want to win a Bitcoin, it's so simple. It's so simple. All you need to do is open a crypto banter account in any of our exchanges using any of our referral links. Ryan, Mal, Annie, Sheldon, any referral link that you want, even our school. And if you don't have an account, use these links over here to get the account. And you can get huge sign -up bonuses, $30 ,000 in buy, but that's obviously the main exchange that I trade on. $8 ,000 in BitGet, OKEx, CoinW if you're living in the States, BitGet if you're living in Canada. And then every account allows you for five votes, right? And you can only make one vote a week. So you better get there and start voting to get five chances to win one full Bitcoin. No one in the world is going to give you the opportunity to win one full Bitcoin so easily. Anyway, with that said. All right, let's get up onto the stage. Raoul, how are you, my friend? You're starting to feel like a bull market out there, hey? It is. I'm back in Little Cayman. That was bull market backdrop. So yeah, it does. That is the true story. That is the bull market backdrop. And we're back there again. I remember that. The pool table and the bar, real bull market stuff. But this week was like a week where, for the first time, I actually felt, you know what, we're back in that raging bull market territory, right? Yeah. And as you and I have talked about, I still think it's crypto spring. We're not yet in summer. But you're just getting the later stage of spring, where you start to have a few nice days in a row. And it starts to feel good. And you start to think about having drinks outside in the pub and doing things in the sun. So that's what that point. It usually really doesn't get going. This is usually the prequel. Usually doesn't get going until summer of next year, which is that kind of halving year. That's when it goes like this almost every day for 18 months. So I wanted to show you. It's not nice for once to come in and go, oh, my god, is that up that much? That was good. I must say, so the first thing is I read this quote, which says, an entire Bitcoin bear market is behind us, and an entire Bitcoin bull market is ahead of us. And I just think that that is so where we're at. But the same account, it's an account called Rec Capital. He says he believes that we're 26 .5 % into the bull market, which means that there's 75 % odd left of this bull market. I mean, if you look at his drawings, the first 76 .5 % is actually quite slow relative to the later stages of the bull market. That's right. I mean, if I were to ask you how far into the bull market you believe we are, is this a fair representation? Exactly. It matches the business cycle framework that I've been using, the halving cycle framework. I've been more erring towards a repeat of something like 2015 without that red herring of 2019. So I think we're at the stage where we're just kind of breaking out, then we're likely to finish the year strong, and then sideways for a while, sideways to down for a bit before it really gets going. So it's somewhere between the 2019 and the 2015 -16 cycle. And what do you think happened this week? Why this week all of a sudden did we get this wake up? Did something change? Did liquidity change? Did policies change? What was it that? I mean, is there anything, or was it just, we're just here, and that's it? It seems that there was some story that BlackRock had already bought some buffer so they can sell ETF when it comes out. But I don't think that's a lot, but there's clearly new capital come into the space. We saw it with CoinShares, a few others, starting to report inflows of capital. So that's new money going into the economy, and obviously, a bunch of board degens turn it into a lot of price rises. But then we had the other story that ignited, so Bitcoin had been strong anyway because of the ETF. ETH has been kind of, it was OK, but it's been pretty sideways for a while. The thing that really started igniting was both DeFi stuff. They came out of nowhere really rallying, and that's often early season stuff. And the other was obviously Solana. Yeah, well, so DeFi, you can see, if I look at the gains this week, you can see Solana is obviously the biggest. But then you do see the DeFi protocols. You see Aave, you see all the, I saw Uniswap had a run, and there it is to 10 .7%, Curve had a run. I want to talk a little bit about Solana. We will go into the macro, and we will talk about the macro. You were pretty bullish around Solana when we spoke last time. Now we've had the DevCon. I don't know how much you updated yourself around what happened at the DevCon. It was an amazing, amazing conference, let me tell you. I'm actually still here in Amsterdam. I'll tell you what I saw, and then maybe I'd love to hear your views. But for one, I saw that the community is absolutely thriving, and I came up with a metric of brains per square foot at the conference, brainpower per square foot at the conference. And from a brainpower per square foot at the conference, I don't think I've seen a conference like that since ETH DevCon in 2017, which is when the big brains of the Ethereum community actually arrived there. There were no retail investors. There was no Flaff. There was no one talking about price. They came out, and they spoke about real announcements. So every single announcement was a real announcement. Google was a real announcement. Visa was a real announcement. Render was a real announcement. AWS was a real announcement. There was no announcement that you could drill holes into. At the same time, they also came out with network upgrade announcements, which one of them was Fideancer, which is going to give them up to a million transactions per second. Everyone thinks that that's where it stops, but that's not where it stops. It takes it one step further because Fideancer is the last step in making Solana decentralized. Right now, there's only one Solana validator client, which is the Solana validator client that Solana wrote. Now, there's going to be a second one, which means that it's the first time that you've got a second validator client that can't be updated by the foundation, which means that it's really, really, really a decentralized protocol now that can do one million transactions per second on the main net without having to go into layer twos. So I'm leaving here. I'm leaving Amsterdam tomorrow, and I'm leaving here extremely bullish about Solana. Extremely, extremely bullish. The way I see it, if there's any protocol that is going to get that one consumer mass adoption app, it's going to be Solana. It's not going to be an ETH layer 2. That's how I'm leaving here. I know you weren't at the conference, but I'm keen to hear your views. So you're picking up exactly what my thesis has been, and that thesis has been growing for about a year and a bit about I think Solana's main thing is this consumer chain because it can do a lot. So obviously, when it sold off last year, I bought it all the way through. And then I started going down the fire dance a rabbit hole. And I'm like, OK, this is a game changer because jump trading who are building it, they have one constraint that they try and work to, which is speed of light. Because what they're trying to do is get that order in to the exchange and the prices out of the exchange as fast as possible ahead of all their competition. So there's that whole book, Flash Boys, about this, where it's all about the size and the quality of your fiber optic cable and how close you are to the exchange. And then it's how fast your computer is. So they fully understand this. And they've built it to be fast enough for high frequency trading. OK. Now, for people to understand what a million TPS means, Twitter is like 24 ,000 TPS. WhatsApp is like 40 ,000 TPS. It's like this is a order of magnitude. It's 20x what Solana does, which is already the fastest chain. So the applications that's going to come out of this are game changing. And it's kind of pushed apart the argument of the trilemma because it not only made it more secure, but cheaper and faster. So, OK, that's interesting because that was not supposed to be solvable. It feels to me like we're solving some of the blockchain trilemma. On top of that, compressed NFTs. To be able to create a million NFTs for $100 basically tells me that's ticketing, that's all sorts of stuff, receipts, anything. So you've created new business models that people don't understand exist yet. They're still thinking of, you know. I'm actually getting something out on my phone, which I managed to take at the conference. And I actually think I want to read this out to you. So if you want to mint 10 ,000 NFTs on Solana, it'll cost you $18. If you want to mint 10 ,000 NFTs in Ethereum, it'll cost you $30 ,855. If you want to mint 10 ,000 NFTs on Polygon, it'll cost you $52 .09. OK, so when you scale that up to 10 million, on Solana, it'll cost you $5 ,219. On Ethereum, it'll cost you $31 million. And on Polygon, it'll cost you $52 ,087. So this is, and this is before FireDancer, by the way. This is before you implement FireDancer, just to give you an idea of the power of this network. And this is why Visa are interested. This is why, you know, they're starting to have a lot of announcements, because what they've built now is something truly extraordinary. And the price is truly extraordinary, because nobody believed this. Exactly. They were so busy saying, it's a FTX token, it's a SAM coin, it's going bust, there's no devs. It was all bullshit all the way through. Yeah, yeah. Look, we were obviously buying, we were encouraging the community to buy, we were unpopular for buying. I mean, I showed the community the trades that we actually took. I'm interested, I mean, let's have some fun. And I'm not going to hold you to any price predictions. But when I look at the market cap of ETH, I think the market cap of ETH today, and I'm going to in the beginning of a cycle, you know, we can argue that this is probably the beginning of the altcoin cycle, the market cap of ETH is about $220 billion. The market cap of Solana is about $17 billion. So you know, under the assumption of going into a bull market, let's have some fun. And just like, where do you think Solana can go in the cycle? So how I've been thinking about it is looking at previous cycles, how high above the previous high goes. it So if we look at, you know, if you look at Solana now, or you can look at Ethereum in the previous cycle, I think of Solana very much like Ethereum in 2017. OK, let's get that chart out. So that is Sol, and Sol's going back, let's go back to, that's Ethan, let's go back to 2017. Let's go on a weekly, it'll just make it quicker and easier. Yeah. So 2017, ETH went to $1 ,640. The starting point was obviously the ICO, which was at a couple of cents, I think $0 .07, $0 .09. It went to about $1 ,640. The next cycle, it went up to, I think, $5 ,400. $5 ,000. Yeah. So it was like a 3x above the all -time high. Yes. So then what's the all -time high of Solana? It's about $250. Yeah. So you say, OK, a reasonable target would be 3x the all -time high. OK, so that would take Solana to $600, which is a 12x. Now, this is exactly my thesis. So hear me out, yeah. I think it goes further than that, potentially, but who knows, right? We've all learned from the previous bull market not to give price targets because people just want to beat you over the head with them. Yeah. I mean, we're just having some fun. I mean, just looking at some scenarios. For me, the way I looked at it, I said, look, if Solana just gets to 80 % of ETH, what ETH is now at the top of the cycle? And if that happens, Solana gets to call it a $180 million market cap, which is about, which is, I think today it's at a 15, so it's a 10x. So what you're saying in terms of $600, I'm saying probably $500, $400, $500. So I think the numbers are there or thereabouts. Yeah. And obviously, the numbers have changed dramatically, because when I started looking at this, it was trading at 20, like 20, and we've already gone up a lot since then. So these numbers keep halving every time we keep going up a lot. But yeah, my idea is somewhere between $500 and $1 ,000, just depending what that market feels like. Do you see a world, do you see the world like I see the world, I see like top of the cycle Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and then everything else underneath it, the BNBs, the XRPs, the you know, the only one, the only one that I don't know is what's going to happen with stablecoins. But I think if we remove stablecoins, I kind of see it as like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana. I actually do too, which obviously means we're going to be blindsided by something else that's interesting that we didn't think of, you know, the Solana of this cycle. What is that going to be? I'm not good enough to pick those, you're better at picking the smaller stuff. I just, I'm, you know, with a macro bet like this, it's like so much easier, because like, it's so fucking obvious. You know, it survived a crisis, it launches, the tech goes massively improving, the community's good, the only on Solana narrative is very good. So, Tolly is one of the best thought leaders in the entire space. You're like, okay, this is, it seems like the highest quality bet. You know, I did a show earlier this week for my community. And you know, what I said is, you have like 500 days to make life -changing money in crypto. And when I say 500 days, that takes you to the top of the next bull market. And I said, look, the secret is that what you're going to do is you're going to have a fully diversified portfolio. You're going to put the majority of your chips into the tokens that you think are very safe. And this was the last ETF that we actually made, it was Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and we put 50 % of our money into Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana. But then we had a few that actually exploded, like Casper exploded. And the $200 investment became worth $101 ,000 and the Kujira $300 investment became a $92 ,000 investment. So, you know, if you did that, your $10 ,000 became worth $400 ,000. And that's, I think, the importance of placing some small bets on the ones that you're pretty scared of. Yeah. But the other flip side of that, as I said, you're better than me, is I end up with the shrapnel of shame sitting in my wallet of all of the things that I bought. And it's fine. It's like a VC. You don't know what's going to fly, what's not. I just never had any of those fly. So I've just got a bunch of shame sitting in various wallets.
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The concert film is on track to earn somewhere between $17 and $20 million during its debut weekend. And that's the latest. I'm Jim Forbes. Now, this Bloomberg sports update. We begin in the association quite a night for the Villanova Wildcats tandem of Jaylen Brunson and Dante DiVincenzo both starring for your Knicks as Brunson led the team with 22. DiVincenzo right there with at him 21. Julius Randle chipping in 20 as well as they take the meeting north of the border first of the year with the Toronto Raptors 119 -106 and the Knicks have now won three in a row. They'll hook up again on the 11th of December at Madison Square Garden. Tough times for the New Jersey Devils. can't They just get healthy as Dougie Hamilton now out indefinitely with a torn pec muscle. This comes just after Jack Hughes came back from a lengthy injury. Hamilton leads the team in ice time so this will hurt and it shows the too as Devils were doubled up at the Prudential Center 6 -3 by the lowly San Jose Sharks. Worst record in the NHL just their sixth win of the season. They got a pair of goals from Anthony Duclair and even a defenseman Jacob McDonald. Jack Hughes did score his ninth of the year. It came in the third period in a losing effort New Jersey's now just a game above 500 Rangers and the Islanders both skate on the road on Saturday against Nashville and Florida respectively. College football Washington Huskies continue to own the Oregon Ducks. Despite Oregon coming into this game a 10 -point favorite. They're only lost to Washington. Huskies The handed to him again 34 to 31 to cap off a perfect season at 12 and 0 and assure themselves a spot in the college football Final Four which is called the playoff championship. 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A highlight from Solana Firedancer Launches! | MASSIVE Breakpoint Updates + RECAP
"Big today. announcements You guys are not going to want to miss this one. There's a lot of alpha here that you need to take into consideration if you're looking at Solana, but more importantly, if you're looking at crypto. Let's dive in deep. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to kick off the show today with some clips out of Breakpoint that will give you guys kind of a framework. I want to just jump over to this first clip. Let's start here. Solana should have no single point of failure anywhere, and that includes at the protocol layer, that includes at the sort of human element. There shouldn't be any one team that the entire network is dependent on to push updates or to understand the protocol. In 2022, there was a single client. This was the validator software released by Solana Labs. Today, 38 % of mainnet runs JITO. This is an alternate client. They've made some changes to the original one. So it's really great to see not just the adoption, but also a second team that has pushed stuff to mainnet. Ideally, what we'd like to get, four separate validators written by four separate teams in four separate programming languages with optimal kind of even distribution of stake across mainnet. One team that is really helping us drive this forward is Fire Dancer. Early tests, early demonstrations have shown somewhere between 10x and 100x, sometimes more, improvement in some elements of the Solana stack. And I am really excited to announce that right now, first version of Fire Dancer is live on Testnet. All right, so big news there. Fire Dancer is live and this is huge because if you haven't covered or followed what's happening within the Solana ecosystem, I invite you to go back and watch our video on Fire Dancer where we break it all down. But if you go over to just the Fire Dancer Solana validator, this is where you can learn a little bit more about it. Over on GitHub, if you want to dive in a little deeper. Let's go over to another clip because this is where we get into kind of the litany of what this means for Solana overall. And the key thing here, I think, in general is all about speed and totally kind of sets it up here. Let's listen in. You will see like the difference between 98 % of the blocks arriving to 99 .5. And for somebody that, for you guys, you may not see that as a huge difference, but for the engineers working on this, it is a massive improvement. It's like 70 % better. That means that like maybe now could be the time where you can tighten that a bit. Maybe we can start setting block times to 300 milliseconds. Not promising that, and I'm sure Bizat is listening to this. He's like shaking his head. But when things start running very, very smoothly, you can push things to the next level. All right. So what he's talking about there is really kind of the improvements that are coming. And I would agree. I think the framework of what they're trying to build is all about transaction speed, and that's going to be, as you've probably heard me say before, the number one asset of Solana is going to be transaction speed and the ability to scale, because the need is going to be there as we start to look at not only movement in the NFT market, but around payments. Payment is going to be a big factor here. I want to go to the next clip here, which gets into the actual speed test with Fire Dancer deployed. Take a look. How fast is it? Incoming transactions getting processed. Early demos from the Fire Dancer team have showed the ability to process over one million transactions per second, per tile, per CPU core. Some people run 16 core machines. Some people run 32 core machines. This continues to scale to millions and millions of transactions that this is handling. No problem. Same story on the network outbound. These things will always get faster. They will always get cheaper, which means Solana's performance will always increase if we're only bound by the capacity of the hardware. This is not going to require a new scaling solution in two years or five years when Solana is running at hundreds of thousands of user TPS. It's just going to keep on going. When you think about what technology advancements we've made in compute power over the past two, three decades, I would put this one up there at one of the top 10 for sure. What they've been able to do is pretty amazing. Good stuff. Now the question is going to be, of course, timeline. ETA, because I think right now it's a very critical point. So let's listen in what they had to say. We've got Frankendancer on Testnet. Ultimate goal is to get a full FireDancer on Mainnet. The team is working on two efforts in parallel right now. Frankendancer, this FireDancer networking with the Rust runtime, this is a viable candidate for Mainnet. We can absolutely see Mainnet validators running this. Not yet. Not production ready. Don't yell low. Estimated timeline for readiness is the first half of next year to see Frankendancer on Mainnet. Super exciting. In parallel, the team is working on rebuilding the runtime. They're reworking the code that implements the consensus algorithm, hoping to bring this to Testnet later next year. I think the real question will be, how far will they go in this next year? Because they've leaped forward dramatically between Breakpoint last year when it was over in Lesmon. And I think now, this is good news, and we're probably going to see more and more releases throughout the week. Remember, I think two or three more days for Breakpoint. So a lot happening around Solana. It's obviously why you saw Solana take a little bit of a clip up the chart in the release of what they're doing right now on the Testnet. Let's take a look at this next clip. It goes into Solana's decentralization powerhouse and what it might mean for the project. Listen in. That makes Solana and Ethereum the only two major blockchains to have more than one live validator client. Woo is right. Yeah. And this is a pretty cool graph. So Jito went live just over a year ago in August 2022. And since then, stake has climbed up steadily until it's reached about 36%, 38 % today. This is massive, right? We have tons of distribution already on the Solana network and more to come. There are over 2000 block producing validators live on Mainnet today. The Nakamoto coefficient is the minimum number of nodes that would need to collude in order to halt the network. And on Solana, this is at 23. It's one of the highest amongst all proof of stake chains. No country has close to 33 % of stake running through it. On Solana, you see a lot of distribution when it comes to data center. There's some major networks out there that have more than 50 % of data center distribution on AWS. This is not a problem on Solana. No data center has anywhere close to 33 % of stake. What they just showed there is the validation that decentralization is real. It's not this kind of the pent up thing that you hear a lot about some blockchains. Solana is really one of those that's walking the walk. And I think that's going to be a big factor. Now, some of the other things that also you have to look into is the growth around ESG, carbon footprint, etc. They have an answer for that. Listen in. A couple of years ago, the Solana Foundation, we wanted to measure the carbon footprint of the Solana network. Solana became the first layer one smart contract blockchain to have its carbon footprint measured in real time. Yeah, there we go. This is awesome. So a single transaction on Solana is about the energy equivalent of 700 joules. That's less than the energy that it takes to do a single Google search. Real time carbon measurement is not the only climate positive thing happening on Solana. There's an incredible network of over 20 regenerative finance or refi teams that are building on the network. You have companies like WiHi, which are applying the lessons of deep into weather tracking. There's even someone in the group who is using helium hotspots to track lions in the Maasai Mara. Like it is really, really cool stuff. Even though I don't believe that we're seeing extension of this narrative, there's data out there that shows a little bit differently. And I want to showcase a couple of things here on Solana Climate. If you go over to SolanaClimate .com, you can see these charts. But I want to showcase the one right here on energy usage comparison of the Solana. She was referencing the one Google search 1 .67 transactions, essentially to equivalent of that 55 transactions for an hour of LED light bulb. And then further on down, 19 ,444 transactions for just a central air conditioning per hour. This is one central air conditioning. Imagine the billions that are being used out there right now. Then if you look further into it, it shows you the number of transactions that you can compete or complete around one Bitcoin transaction, which I thought was interesting. Let me kind of zoom in on that for you guys. 7 .7 million transactions for one Bitcoin transaction. These are the kind of things, when we look at real scalability, especially around payments, that are going to be the ultimate around what technology and blockchain is going to be used for the future of our finance system. Now, a couple of things I want to hit on ESG. This kind of defies the critics around private market fund size. These are all surging. So Solana will most likely get in the ESG basket when it comes to investors moving in. So from 2020 to 2022, there was a three -fold increase in annual capital raised for ESG funds, so growing from around 29 billion to 92 billion. More to the point, there's also been an increase in average fund size. This has also risen from 400 million in 2017 to 600 million last year, even though that's not a lot. So if we continue to see this kind of growth, could we see $100 billion growths in ESG, especially around the next layer of things like AI, compute power, what we'll see in the use of EVs, along with solar and wind technologies are going to make it. All those kinds of new technologies, like what ARK Fund invests in, kind of this next generation of innovation, ESG could be a big part of that. Solana's going to also kind of join in the crowd there. I want to jump over to why compressed NFTs continue to be a focus area that people are not, I don't think, giving enough credit to. Listen in. So there are 96 million NFTs that have been minted with state compression on Solana network. This is the number of NFTs that have been allocated on the Solana network. 2 .5 billion NFTs can be minted today without increasing the number of trees. And you can see exactly where state compression launched. In April of this year is when state compression went absolutely bonkers. $140 for a million NFTs dramatically changes the kinds of constraints and assumptions you can make when you're building products. Whether it's ticketing systems down the road when we get into major corporations utilizing NFTs in a big way, travel industry, retail industry for loyalty, all things that we could consider on the collectibles market, much less the in -game assets, all those kind of things flow into that. Don't forget, check out, we just did a big video drop of the Kleenasaurus guys. Their team came over. We did an interview with them. There's a lot happening on that project as well. So check out that video just over on our YouTube channel as you're watching right now. If you're not subscribed to the channel, make sure and subscribe right now. It's one of the things you're going to do to get additional alpha. It's also a great way for you guys to get involved to the PBN group. And of course, I want to jump over to another clip here because we're going to get into a little bit more detail around their, I won't say partnership, but the use of Amazon's AWS. Listen in. I would like to share with you the way to run Solana nodes on AWS, which is available now. And with a couple of commands, you can spin up a Solana node. And I'm happy to share with you that the AWS Activate program is now available through Solana Ventures. So if you are a startup and you join the Solana Ventures, up to $25 ,000 available for you to spend on AWS services throughout two years. I want to jump also over to this post right here from Solana talking about its partnership with BigQuery. This, of course, is again another partnership with Google Cloud. So just more news and more advantages, I think, going into the Solana ecosystem. One of the other things that I want you guys to kind of take query to, this was a video that we did quite some time ago on avalanches of a cloud. And this was the partnership with, of course, Amazon and their one -click capability of spinning up a validator. So the opportunity here, I think, when you look at what Avalanche has done away from what Solana has done, the point is that there is already kind of a roadmap direction of these partnerships with Amazon that I think are going to become even more and more critical in the future. So if you guys didn't catch that video, if you're a big Avax lover or you like what we're doing, that's one of the tokens we still have in our portfolio. It's one of the ones we really like going forward. Take a look at that video because it'll teach you a little bit more about their one -click process that they've done with Ava Cloud. Alright, another thing that I want to get into, this was Franklin Templeton, the investment house, talking about tokenized assets at breakpoint. So listen in. At scale, on -chain infrastructure costs at greatest one -twentieth of what it costs to run the existing TradFi infrastructure. So the cost savings are immense and when you look at that through the lens of a trillion dollar asset manager with basically institutional clients from all around the world, it matters at the end of the day. It's a significant savings. Yielding assets are better, whether it's a money market fund today or we all see where yields are probably destined to go. The medium -term thought at Franklin Templeton is let's get more funds on -chain. It's a money market fund today. Maybe we transact with a money market fund. It could be any kind of fund. Now what he said there is very important. The 20x cost savings is dramatic. If you applied that to any business out there, especially in the capacity of what we'll see in tokenized securities going forward, meaning much more of them, you're going to need heavy lifting from a blockchain much like what Solana's been able to do. So if you just look at, again, at tokenized securities right here, total value, 704 million right there, almost 5 .2 % in yields going. But if you look at the treasury products, right there's Franklin Templeton, a market cap of 312 million right now. So again, you can kind of see Solana usage, Polygon, Ethereum, a lot of this moving into the market around securities, around tokenized securities. So again, this is just another opportunity for how blockchain will be used. And this is one of the points that I argue a lot, I think, with not only traditional investors, but people in traditional finance is that forget about the crypto side of it. Just think about what the technology is doing and the kind of projects that are out there making and or enabling what we will see around tokenized securities of the future. It's going to happen, guys. It's going to happen for sure. We'll go to another clip. This is talking about Visa. Remember, we did a full video on Visa and the partnership, the test that was going on with Solana, why they selected Solana. Listen into this clip. You know, a lot of people were super excited about hearing about this pilot. Very kind of fundamental level from the Visa perspective, we're going to be chain agnostic and we believe in a multi -chain world. What's the must -haves as you're looking at payment use cases? So examples are like performance. And I think earlier talks about performance definitely demonstrate that there's things like security. And there's also things just more like less like less tangible, but things like do you have a strong developer ecosystem that matters quite a lot to us? One thing that they said there that I think is interesting, this being the Visa representative talking about a multi -chain world, this I think opens up the opportunity for other major projects to be included in what we'll see in terms of a really kind of a renaissance in payments. Because remember that payments have been controlled by what they call merchant validators, we'll call them, so to speak. But it's basically the merchant operators that handle the transactions between the retailer and these big banks. They're making a cut of that. They're the middlemen. This, I think, is a major light -year move ahead in payments if this actually works in this pilot. So this is a big one. If it goes through and Solana wins it, I think the interesting thing she stated there, obviously multi -chain, but the point being Solana right now out in front. So a big one for sure. Now let's talk about payments because this came from Solana developers' Twitter account. And it was mainly showcasing the vending machines over there. But the reason, and we showed this yesterday I think in one of our Solana videos, was the tap. And this was from Venta. Venta, we kind of showed some of the variations. But the point is that the technology for being able to use this directly to blockchain, again, just starts to accelerate the opportunity, loyalty cards, loyalty bands, loyalty whatever, out there in the terms of the future when it comes to retailers for quick payment, which is a big, big deal for merchant activations. And also the percentage of merchants that are trying to gain new loyalty members, meaning people that can get back to come back to their restaurant more often. So this is another big opportunity I think going forward. Let's go over to Visa and WorldPay. And what is the future there? Listen in. How do the organizations look at the potential threat to your core businesses? So I don't know how many people have gotten the wristband, but this is a very cool implementation. I have USDC loaded in this. I tap on the vending machine. It's not touching card rails. It's actually an on -chain transaction. So you could view that from a Visa and WorldPay perspective as very disruptive. How do you sell that in internally to be like, we're going to experiment in these businesses that could cannibalize massive fee revenue for us? I think it's a tough question and it's an interesting one. If there's a bunch of pinpoints in the world, they don't change. Whether it's blockchain or not, there's always going to be pinpoints, i .e. opportunities for us to tackle. So for those that are using the wristbands loaded with USDC, how did everybody get USDC? You may have used a card to buy the USDC, right? So I think depending on how things are structured, there's still very much a role for WorldPay and Visa and companies like us in the ecosystem. So you notice there was a couple of tells there. At least I kind of noticed that from the Visa's representative. She took a deep breath there. This is a major step forward in disrupting the transaction fees that happen in traditional credit card payment systems that are out there today. Now the question that the WorldPay guy talked to is, you got to go through banks and you're going to continue to do that to be able to onboard and on -ramp. But remember, it is very likely that we're going to start to see normalized stablecoin usage in banks and in traditional financial institutions. But the on -chain transaction capability, instead of the guardrails that are currently being used right now, which are about 30 years old, this revamps the entire thing. I think this is a great opportunity for companies like Visa, American Express, all those that can revamp their entire systems, much like when you look at what's happening in the scenario that Franklin Templeton talked about, which is revamping an old system that is 20x less expensive. These are the kind of things and advancements that are being made out there. So definitely a big one for sure. All right, listen, if you guys are not following Solana right now, let's go take a look at the chart. Kind of just run up the chart real quick and see where Solana is right now. Of course, some of this movement that we see right here on the 4 -hour, a lot of this has been the fire dancer announcement, which took Solana up to $36 right here. Will we see it continue to climb? I will tell you this. We were looking at sentiment this morning. This is one of the hottest sentiment trackings that we've done to date that I've seen, mainly because we've just seen so much activity. But does that mean that Solana is going to go to $40 right now? I think it's overheated. The question is whether I can hold at this point around $36. Love to get you guys' input on it, what you guys think. Drop some comments down below. Make sure and subscribe to the channel too because it's going to give you guys additional info. And if you're not in our diamond circle, make sure and get in there as well. It's one of the greatest places to catch additional content. If you want to catch me on X, it's at Paul Baron. Catch you next time right here on Tech Path. Thanks for watching.
A highlight from Food Sensitivities That Drive Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity with Dr Peter Osborne
"Hello, and welcome to the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast, the show designed to give you science -based solutions to improve your health and life. I'm Dr. David Jockers, doctor of natural medicine and creator of DrJockers .com, and I'm the host of this podcast. I'm here to tell you that your body was created to heal itself, and on this show, we focus on strategies you can apply today to heal and function at your best. Thanks for spending time with me, and let's go into the show. This podcast is sponsored by my friends over at shopc60 .com. If you haven't heard of carbon 60 or otherwise called C60 before, it is a powerful Nobel Prize winning antioxidant that helps to optimize mitochondrial function, fights inflammation, and neutralizes toxic free radicals. I'm a huge fan of using C60 in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to support your immune system, help your body detox, and increase energy and mental clarity. 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Now, if you take it late at night for some individuals, it may seem a little bit stimulating, so that's why we recommend taking it earlier in the day, and it will give you that great energy, that great, great mental clarity that you want all day long that will help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and aging and really help you thrive. So again, guys, go to shopc60 .com, use the coupon code JOCKERS to save 15 % off your first order and start taking back control of your health today. Welcome back to the podcast. We've got a great topic today. It's on food sensitivities that drive leaky gut and autoimmunity. I get so many questions about different food sensitivities, and so we're going to dive into that in great detail today, and our guest is the best -selling author, Dr. Peter Osborne. He is the best -selling author of No Grain, No Pain. He's often referred to as the gluten -free warrior, and he's one of the most sought -after alternative nutritional experts in the world. He's been on our podcast multiple times and always love our conversations with him. He is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten sensitivity. He lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on that topic and many other nutritionally related topics. He's the founder of the Gluten -Free Society, the author of The Gluten -Free Health Solution and the Glutenology Health Matrix, and he's got a lot of great content. If you look up gluten -free society, he's got a lot of great content there. And again, we're going to go into great detail on food sensitivities. You're going to really get a master class in that today. So without further ado, we'll jump into the interview. However, if you have not left us a five -star review on Apple iTunes, wherever you listen to this podcast, now is the time to do that. Just go to Apple iTunes, scroll to the bottom. That's where you can leave the five -star review. When you do that, it helps us reach more people and impact more lives with this message. Thanks so much for doing that, and let's go into the show. Well, Dr. Osborne, always great to talk with you. I know you're an expert when it comes to clinical nutrition and food sensitivity. Is this something you see in your practice all the time? So one of the common questions that people ask is, what is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity, right? Because some people will confuse that term and they constantly will say food allergy, but there is a difference. Yeah, great question. I think the important thing to understand is any of the people watching, if you've been to an allergist and they did like a skin prick test or even a blood test, what they were measuring for was allergy. Now allergy is specifically defined as an IgE -mediated response. So this is a type of antibody that generally will cause very acute symptoms. Most people know when they're allergic to something because they feel it within a three -hour window. So from immediate, there's this window of reaction on what's called an IgE -mediated or an acute allergy, and that is immediate to three hours is the window. So symptoms like swelling of the lips, urticaria, hives, wheels, swelling, watery, teary, itchy eyes, these are all things that are super common. If you've ever known someone with like a peanut allergy and they ate a peanut or got exposed to a peanut and they were in the hospital and they pumped them full of epinephrine, that's an allergy. Okay, now in the same category under allergy, there's something known as a subacute allergy, which is the symptoms are not quite as aggressive. Because if you ever look at an IgE lab test, they grade an allergy response with six classes of grades, right? So you could have no response, which would be zero, and then you could have anywhere from a one to a six, six being the highest, right? So six would be like that anaphylactic type of reaction. A four or a five grade, those would be not quite anaphylactic, but still quite severe. But grades one, two, and three, we put in a subacute category, and this will cause symptoms that aren't always immediately aggressively obvious or life -threatening. So things like elevated heart rate, because what happens with an acute allergy is it cranks up your adrenaline. So your heart rate would go up, your blood pressure might go up, you might see a kid bouncing off the walls, right, with their behavior because of that type of response. So again, allergy, that we have severe and then we have subacute, and then we have sensitivity. Now sensitivity is a different wheelhouse altogether. There are multiple ways the immune system reacts to food. So we just said acute allergy is IgE. Now a delayed allergy, or really technically a sensitivity, can be caused by an elevation in IgG, IgM, IgA. There's also something called an immune complex. And then there's another reaction called a T cell response. And then there are others, but these are the kind of five big categories of what can be measured in a lab setting. And these are more of a window of three hours to three weeks. So now we're not talking about, hey, I ate this and my lips swelled and I immediately had problems or symptoms. We're talking about, I ate this, it created just a persistent ongoing level of inflammation. And I might not have felt it to the severe degree that I would feel an acute allergy. And so this is why sometimes it's subtle and it can be hard to detect. So I know a lot of people will try to do like an elimination diet. And elimination diets are great. I think that's a great place to start because it's free and you should be paying attention to how you feel when you eat your food. But a lot of times the sensitivities will not be found through elimination diets and they really need to be laboratory tested for because this is a hurdle many people hit when they're trying to overcome their autoimmune problem or their leaky gut problem is they don't, they no longer know which foods they should be avoiding. They've cut out what's obvious, but they're still struggling, right? And so this is where sensitivities come in again. It's just a much longer window and the reaction is typically subtle, consistent, persistent inflammation. And so that might look like joint pain that just won't go away. That might look like, why do I have these skin rashes that are just constant and persistent? Why do I have this constant ache in my GI tract or this constant heartburn, even though I fast or even though I do things properly? And that, again, it's a low level of inflammation just slowly erodes your body's resources and makes you sicker and sicker over time. So those are the two main kind of differences. Yeah, for sure. And what are the most common food sensitivities that you see? Number one, gluten. I mean, hands down, I mean, I would argue that gluten, anyone with an autoimmune condition needs to be gluten -free. At least that's what I've seen clinically. I'm sure you have probably a similar experience with it, but gluten is number one, dairy is number two, sugar is number three, actually processed sugar, which isn't good for you anyway. But again, a lot of people need to have a test to show them, hey, this is black and white. You need to avoid that. And then beyond that, it's very much unique to the person. I mean, one of the stories I talk a lot about is the story of Ginger, who I wrote about her in my book. She was nine years old and had a terminal diagnosis. She had six months to live, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. And she was allergic, or not, I say allergic, she was sensitive to blueberries. And every morning her mom would feed her a blueberry smoothie because blueberries are superfoods, right? And they're anti -inflammatory and they have so many great benefits, but in her case, they were part of her problem. So that's pretty random. If you think about, okay, blueberries, most people don't know, okay, they don't even suspect of food like blueberries or broccoli, right, or Brussels sprouts or something like that. I have people reactive to beef and people reactive to chicken or eggs, sometimes different nuts. So it's very unique to the individual. But I'd say if you're just guessing at where to start, maybe you don't have the doctor to run the test. Start with gluten, start with dairy, start with sugar. Those three things probably will make you feel tremendously better just by avoiding. Yeah, it makes sense. There's a common phrase that we use in natural medicine, one man's superfood may be another man's poison, right? And so, again, the idea of superfoods, we typically are calling it that based on the nutritional content, but not how the body's immune system is responding to it. And that's really what we're focusing on today is not nutritional element of the food, but the way the immune system is responding to it. And you can have amazing nutritious food like an egg, which is incredibly nutritious for your body. But if your immune system is reacting to it, it's not gonna be good for you. You're gonna get a net negative when you put that in your body. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. And so, there's a common diet out there that a lot of people that have autoimmunity or chronic inflammation use is the paleo autoimmune diet, right? It eliminates a lot of different common triggers. What have you seen with that? Have you seen good results using that? So I don't use specific generalized diets in my practice. Now, in my online community, I encourage people to avoid those three. So like our no grain, no pain diet is dairy -free, sugar -free, grain -free, not just gluten, but all grains. As well in the deeper phases of the diet, we eliminate things like nightshades and eggs and other things. But that's just generic advice. Anybody who comes to see me in my practice, I test, right? Especially if you're at a point where you've already guessed as well as you can on your own, like I'm not gonna guess better than a person who lives in their own body, feels what they feel every day. So I always run the testing. As far as diets like AIP, autoimmune paleo, I mean, they're great places to start again, but a lot of people that come to me are already on that diet. And that's where they're frustrated is that they're already really restrictive in that diet. And so my thought is, sometimes we have to restrict to expand, but why restrict more than what's necessary? And so just again, a large, overwhelming restrictive diet sometimes can seem daunting. And it's really hard for a lot of people wanting to overcome and just even kind of comply to that. You know, they got families and social things they wanna do, and that can really, really challenge them. Now, I'm not saying that they shouldn't make those changes if they feel better doing it, but testing is, in my opinion, the best option if you're hitting a roadblock. And there's a lot of different testing options out there. I know there's some popular tests like the Alcat test. There's IgG, IgM testing. There's testing with the food, you know, just straight up testing with the food cooked. There's a lot of different methods. There's a lot of different kind of lab testing strategies. What have you found, looking at a number of them, what have you found to be in a sense the most effective? We use a technology called lymphocyte response, LRA, lymphocyte response assay. And what it measures, it does a few different things. Number one, it measures IgG, IgA, IgM, something called an immune complex and something called a T -cell response. But it also, it's a live analysis. So you're actually watching the lymphocyte respond in real time. So you can see a reaction as it's occurring. And so as you subject the cells to different types of food reagents, you get a much more accurate representation of what a person is going to react to. There's some flaws with some of the antibody tests because antibodies, you can make an antibody to a food or to an external substance and it can be a protective antibody and not necessarily a damaging antibody. And so a lot of the IgG tests come back and it's not that they can't be accurate or helpful. It's that they can give you an overwhelming list of food reactions. So like, you know, the average person that I see that runs an LRA, they may have 10 to 15 reactions, you know, to foods. IgG testing, you'll get like 50, 60 reactions on a person. And so now, again, it goes back into over -restriction because these IgG tests do not differentiate between friendly or damaging antibodies. And that's where, again, diet restriction is already hard. Let's make it less hard, but let's do let's make it more accurate for the patient to, you know, to embark on diet change without feeling so overwhelmed that it seems impossible. Yeah, yes, that's really good. So LRA, lymphocyte reaction, response assay, response assay. Yep. So really good, really good information there. Now, how about home testing? People will do things like muscle testing, pulse testing, things like that. Have you seen, you know, have you seen any sort of positive, positive results with that? I mean, I don't do muscle testing, I trained in it. I actually trained with the creator of muscle testing years ago, and what I found was it's subjective testing and it's not that it can't be helpful. There are a lot of people that have been helped by muscle testing, but what I find is it changes too radically quick. And so what you get is you get, OK, this week you're reactive to this, next week you're reactive to that, and it's just a lot of bouncing around without a consistency and a reliability. The immune system has a six month life cycle. This is another reason why I like lymphocyte response. It's because when we test someone, we see a reaction, we know that reaction is going to be there as long as the life of that lymphocyte is there. So, you know, generally speaking, when we take somebody on a restrictive diet based on their test results, it's not a permanent restriction. It's a six to eight month restriction because we know we're going to recycle the immune system in that process. On the other side of recycling the immune system, the immune system, when those new cells come along, they're less angry. Remember what autoimmune disease is. It's like post -traumatic stress of the immune system. Your immune system is attacking food. It's attacking the environment. It's attacking you and it's very angry and it's very prone and quick to reaction. So we have to calm that down. Right. And that first generation of cells, if we can calm that down, then the next daughter cells that come along that next generation will be a lot less aggressive. And this is what I mean earlier by we restrict to expand. So we restrict initially and then we're able to come back a lot of times after that initial restriction and it re -expand their diet because their immune systems are more tolerable to things. The immune system shouldn't overreact to food like that. Our immune systems are designed to handle most things, but we're subjected to so many dangerous chemicals and toxins, preservatives, pesticides and drugs too. So many people rely on medicines to treat their symptoms and don't realize that drugs damage the immune system and damage the GI tract. So you end up with basically a collection of allergies and sensitivities over time that now you now the act of eating becomes an act of war. And so your immune system is always on high alert. So, again, I know that wasn't exactly your question. You were asking about muscle testing and some of these other things. I just don't rely on those because my opinion of those is that they're just too subjective to base major decisions on for long periods of time. And that type of data changes too radically. It's too different. Even when I trained in applied kinesiology, my instructor, I would watch him get different results in the same person within a 10 minute time frame. And that like to me, that was just not objectively acceptable as a means to use clinically and feel comfortable about the accuracy. Yeah, that makes sense. And typically by the time people are getting to somebody like you, they've tried a lot of these different elimination diets, a lot of different strategies to kind of try to figure out and they've eliminated a lot of things and they've tried a whole bunch of different supplements and then they're like, I can't figure this out. So they go in for you and they really need that objective testing. Right. So they know exactly what to do. That's it. That's it. Objectivity is people never come to me first. They always come to me like six. Right. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And so you're saying, OK, so the immune system has that six to eight month life cycle. So when somebody comes in, they get tested, you know, 10 foods or whatever it is, blueberries are on there. They come off these foods for for six, eight months. How do you how do you go about the testing? Yeah. So we make a recommendation at least six months. And then it's based on follow up, depending on, you know, as they come back in and we're following up and we're seeing how they're progressing along, if they're if they're doing fantastically well and they're ready to reintroduce some foods, we'll retest those foods and make sure they're not still reacting to those foods because these are delayed hypersensitivity reactions. Remember, the window is three hours to three weeks and the symptoms are not always super aggressive. So I don't want them to I don't want to just tell them, hey, yeah, go ahead and reintroduce it and hope for the best. Again, objectivity is the rule of thumb. So we retest them for the foods they'd like to reintroduce back into their diets. And if they're no longer reacting, then, you know, they get they get the green light. Yeah, for sure. That makes sense. Now, what a lot of people are wondering, why does somebody develop a reaction to a blueberry? Right. Or to beef. But then, you know, not to let's say, you know, on the test, it doesn't show up that they're testing to rice or to corn or something along those lines. You know, everybody's unique and different, and a lot of times what what we do sometimes correlate is. When their guts when their guts are leaking, they're reacting predominantly to the staple foods of choice that they have. Right. So if they're, you know, if they're a beef junkie, you know, and all they eat is or a lot of what they eat is beef or broccoli or, you know, whatever it might be, we oftentimes will see those reactions showing up again. It's because their guts are leaking. Remember, behind the gut, you have the largest conglomeration of immune tissue that exists inside your entire body. It's called the gult, the gastro -associated lymphoid tissue. So if your gut's leaking, then those proteins from those foods are just basically bombarding your gut and not being properly checked by the barrier of the gut. There's four barriers in your gut that act like gates. Right. So it's like, hey, the first gate. Yeah, you look good. Come on in. The second gate. Yeah, you look good. Keep coming. Until they access the bloodstream. But when there's a leaky gut, those gate guards are on vacation. They're gone. And so now those foods are just bombarding the immune system and the immune system's like, how did these guys get here? They don't belong in this party. They haven't been checked and they haven't been appropriately tagged. We have to react against everything. And so whatever's coming through the pipeline is what we're going to see a lot of reactions to typically. Yeah, it makes a lot of sense. So typically it's what you're eating a lot of. Like in Ginger's case, she was doing a blueberry smoothie every morning. She had a leaky gut. She already had an immune system that was on overdrive that was that had PTSD, like you were talking about, where she had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. So it was going crazy and she's eating blueberries every day. So it's no wonder why it would react to the blueberries. Yeah. And then add to that, she was on methotrexate, which is a drug that destroys the lining of the GI tract. So she had no hope for healing a leaky gut, even with diet change, as long as she was dependent on that drug. And a lot of people don't realize this, but simple medicines like ibuprofen, right? Antibiotics, aspirin, over -the -counter Advil, Tylenol, these are drugs that when you rely on them on a consistent, I'm not saying if you took it once, but if you rely on these things day in and day out, they slowly erode the mucosal barrier in your GI tract. So they remove one of the gates, right? And then they make it easier for other things to go wrong. So you have to really look at at your pharmaceutical closet as well. And this is where a lot of people are trapped because they got, you know, medicine after medicine. They got an initial medicine to treat their symptoms, whether it's pain or whatever it might be. And then the drug caused damage in another way. That's what we call risk benefit. There's a there's a benefit to the drug suppressing symptoms, but there's a risk of what the drug is going to do the body over time. And now the doctor is treating the symptoms, the drug caused with a new drug. Right. And so this this kind of getting trapped in that polypharmacy is what allows a lot of people to really progressively get worse. And they think they're doing the right thing. Their doctor prescribed these things. It must be the right thing to do when in reality it's a it's a slow trap. It's a trick. I always look at pharmaceuticals as as pseudo compassionate, right? Because it's false compassion. Why? Because a doctor that gives you a drug to try to make you feel better, there's when when they're doing it without telling you why your symptoms exist, there's no compassion there. They're actually setting you up for failure. It's it's like your kids. If you just told your kids what to do all the time, but never taught them or educated them and kind of help them navigate how to make good decisions, then they would go out into the world and they would be you know, they would rely on you for the rest of their lives. Right. They wouldn't be able to spread their wings and fly. And this is what happens in medicine all the time. Doctors make you dependent on symptomatic resolution through chemistry. And unfortunately, the side effects of that leads to more of that. And people don't even realize that that's actually some of the biggest inducers of autoimmune disease are drugs that destroy the gut. Yeah, absolutely. And many of the symptoms that people are experiencing that are driven by food sensitivities, they're taking medications for those headaches, migraines, acid reflux, things like that. And I know a big a big class class of drugs that's commonly used are Harper medications, and that can actually, you know, very much induce food sensitivities and leaky gut as well. Yeah, I mean, absolutely. And, you know, beyond even that, you get the drug induced nutritional deficiencies, you know, that that happened. And so now the medicine is treating the symptom, but the drug is causing vitamin and mineral deficiencies that lead to the same symptom that the medicine is treating. And so now the patient's like, well, the medicine quit working, give me a new medicine. And, you know, again, it just stacks and layers and now they're malnourished, their guts are destroyed, and they can't heal because your body requires vitamins and minerals to heal. Like those are the building blocks for repair. And if you're if you're causing deficit of those things through, you know, through polypharmacy, then good luck. It's just not going to happen very effectively. Yeah, for sure. And the autoimmunity that somebody may be experiencing the chronic inflammation is really the body doing the best it can to keep you alive right now, because it's seeing all these chemicals, bacteria, bacterial end products, all these inflammatory agents that it sees as a risk for, in a sense, a quick death. Right. Something some sort of infection that could get into your nervous system, cause meningitis, cause encephalitis or pneumonia. And so it's trying to drive up overall immune activity so you don't get this, you know, life threatening infection. In the meantime, you're living for 10, 15, 20, 30 years with incredible joint pain from, you know, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis or, you know, whatever it is, you know, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. And so your immune system is doing the best it can to keep you alive. Right. And what we've got to do is kind of teach the immune system that, hey, you're not in a life threatening situation by healing and sealing the gut, addressing those nutrient deficiencies, right. Addressing all of those types of things. Now, when it came to somebody like Ginger, for example, you talked about earlier, you started obviously you did this test, you found food sensitivities, right. You remove those. And so you kind of customized diet there. Now, what were the other things that you were doing to help her heal? So she was also gluten sensitive. Yeah. You know, one of her other foods that she was eating a lot of was rice. So if you want to get into this, but rice by law, by FDA definition is labeled can be labeled as gluten free, although technically rice has a form of gluten in it called Orsonin, which in my experience does plenty of damage to people who have gluten issues. So a lot of people that go gluten free, but they include rice as part of their staple replacement, don't do well. As a matter of fact, there are five year follow up studies that show that 92 percent of people following a traditional gluten free diet fail to achieve the inflammatory remission in their GI tracts. And these are studies done on celiac patients. And when you when you remove the rice and the corn and the other grains, guess what happens? They achieve the remission. And there's there are a number of research studies that show this. I've seen this for 22 years in my clinic. So in her case, rice was one of the things she was already on a gluten free diet traditionally, but she hadn't omitted the rice. And so we also did that. She also had several vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We test for deficiencies. And so those were things that we supplemented and made sure that she was eating the proper foods that contain the nutrients that she was lacking. And in her case, she was you know, she was she had a permanent port embedded in her arm because she was in and out of the hospital so often for pain management treatment. Within six months, that port came out that she was supposed to be dead within six months. That port came out. And then within another six months, she was in total remission. And this is one of my first patients in private practice. So she's gone on. She's graduated college. She's out in the world, you know, doing great things and having a family and everything else. So, you know, autoimmune disease, it's a scary thing. You know, it's you know, if we look at autoimmune disease, 140 of them and, you know, most doctors will tell you, you know, because we separate them out, that autoimmune disease is doesn't have all that great of a mortality risk. But in fact, autoimmune disease, number one cause of death. If you add up all the autoimmune diseases and you compare that to cancer and heart disease, you're going to see a lot more people dying of combination autoimmune disease. Unlike you know, unlike cancer and heart disease, they clump all the cancers together. They clump all the heart diseases together. But they don't do that with autoimmune disease. So it's like the redheaded stepchild of the industry, right? It doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
A highlight from What a Weird Week Canadian Thanksgiving Special: Ten Ten Again! Fri. Oct. 6, 2023
"What a weird week Canadian Thanksgiving special 1010 again Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is what a weird week a show about the weird news that happened this week for show notes and More visit show notes dot page. That's show notes dot page It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, but instead of taking the week off or even posting a rerun Please enjoy this 10 10 episode where we revisit 10 Former number 10 entries from this podcast and see how they hold up now So here comes season 4 episode 54 10 10s for Thanksgiving first published on Friday, October 6 2023 10 kicking off the top 10 this week number 10 from March 24th 2023 the headline was bonkers carrot caper This happened at the Clearview Mall in Pennsylvania where police caught the suspects charges at the time were Expected pending two people stole a giant foam carrot and a pinata from a mall Easter display in March of this year and when they took off a Security guard was dragged by the getaway truck for around a quarter mile. No one was hurt Thankfully police located the large carrot and the Easter pinata at a home And at the time we hoped there would be some sort of Hollywood treatment because no one got hurt We were like, maybe this should be a movie. All right, how does that one stack up long story short it holds up We haven't had any other giant foam carrot Theft stories on this weird news podcast since that happened in March This is our only weird Easter caper story So that one holds up the follow -up on this is they named the two fellows an 18 year old and a 20 year old And they said they would be charged at a future date They also said because of the nature of the crime they wouldn't be taken into custody. Oh, they were both visiting from, Texas So the anonymous tip came in they found them at a house. The two fellows were visiting from, Texas When they said the nature of the crime, I think what they mean right is it was more of a prank No one got hurt. Although that security guard did get dragged for around a quarter mile behind the getaway vehicle But they weren't taken into custody and then that story goes cold I don't know the follow -up is kind of open -ended what happened next The story just went cold after that 10. The next number 10 was from March 31st of this year It was about the fella the 91 year old fella who crossed the Grand Canyon It's around 24 miles to hike from one edge of the Grand Canyon down through to the other edge This took five days 91 year old fellow named John did it and he got in the Guinness Book of World Records He is the oldest person to ever cross the Grand Canyon. This one holds up no, 92 year old was waiting in the wings to break this record, I guess or hasn't done it yet. So John is still the World record holder is the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon at the time I remember treating this like an inspirational news story something You know if you've always dreamed of getting in the Guinness Book of World Records But you can never seem to get it right you could never get that Rubik's Cube solved or you know cross the Grand Canyon There are still opportunities as you get older this one You can train until you're 92 years old and then attempt to beat the world record So this one holds up and still inspirational You Are listening to what a weird week It's a show that leans into the weirdness 10 our next entry in our 10 10s Thanksgiving special is from April 7th of this year. How young is the world's youngest published author? That's weird And we went from the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon one week and the next week We kicked off the show with the young author this was a story about that boy from the United Arab Emirates four years old four years and 218 days old and has a published book called the elephant sayeed and the bear The book is about kindness and an elephant and a polar bear and it is officially a Guinness World Record This person the youngest published author You have to have at least a thousand copies sold to have an official Guinness World Record as a published author this book sold more than a thousand copies and Guinness World Record This story holds up. No one younger than four years old has published a book. Come on slackers. What's going on? In writing three -year -olds to sorry to this one. I did I remember at the time I was maybe in a bad place that week I remember thinking wow once you start kindergarten once you're five years old Strolling into the kindergarten class if you don't have a published book You've failed already because a four -year -old did it That one was not a great take on my behalf. I would say for the aspiring writers When you crunch the numbers the demographics of this the people who listen to this program it cuts off at a certain age So you don't know how many five -year -olds are listening to this podcast But I want to apologize to any five -year -olds listening who want to be a writer and I was like you might as well quit You didn't get the world record. That was a terrible thing to say Continue to pursue your dreams five -year -olds, please continue to write stay with it Let's end on that message 10 next up was our story from April 14th of this year How short is pearl the Chihuahua the shortest dog in the world? And so just to recap from the ground up pearl the pooch is 3 .59 inches tall a little bit taller than 3 .25 or half of a dollar bill or a little bit taller than a credit card Also a can of soup is taller than pearl the pooch Pearl is about as long as a dollar bill five inches long weighs a little bit more than a pound Does this story hold up turns out pearl the Chihuahua was? Actually a person in a suit. It was all fake you guys. No no, the story does hold up and pearl the Chihuahua is still the shortest dog in the world and the photos are still Wonderful if you want to see pearl the pooch and smile click show notes that page is You This the what a weird week show a weekly rundown of weird news 10 if you're just jumping in here We're doing 10 number 10s from past episodes as a Canadian Thanksgiving special and then Going back to see do the story still hold up. Are they still weird? Is it all still a real thing? Did it really happen? Will we be disgraced by reporting something that was completely fake at the time so far so good The next one is how fast can you this one doesn't hold up you guys spoiler alert? How fast can you drink are you ready to set a world record a German man shattered the this is from April? 21st of this year when the German fellow shattered the Capri Sun speed drinking world record 10 .41 seconds finished an entire Capri Sun drink. These are the ones where if you don't have Capri Sun where you're at it's a Bag of drink and you stab it with that pointy straw and you drink the thing Well, that was a nice record while it lasted but just last week We talked about the fellow who now has a Capri Sun speed drinking record of under 10 seconds Eight point something seconds to finish an entire Capri Sun So this story does not hold up from April to last week It was a record but now there's a new champ in town 10 next up from April 28th of 2023 Nudists will feel naked and exposed if cable car over nude beach goes ahead This was a story we had in April from Vienna Where there was a plan for a cable car route to pass over a beach frequented by nudists and it was not a popular thing amongst the nudists a Nudist named Barbara was quoted in the story I don't want to end up on the internet 72 year old Barbara said The developer said the cable car will pass over the beach for hardly any time at all The cable car windows could be the kind that switch to non see -through when the cable car gets close to the beach Anyway, that was the story in April. How does this one hold up at the time? I remember I was like everyone calm down. Keep your pants on nudists. I was very proud of that joke I remember so does it hold up? The last thing I can find about this is from a blogger who says in their blog post not sure if it's a sure thing yet or still in the Possibly could happen stage. So there's not a lot yet. I mean these projects sometimes they take a while You got to get approval. You got to get money all of that and then you got to calm down the nudists There's a lot happening behind the scenes no doubt, but there's not a lot of follow -up yet on this one I've found some video of non nude variety and I will post that in the updated show notes a Weekly countdown of Weirdy McWeird stuff This is the what a weird week show 10 next is from May 5th of 2023 Our number 10 that episode was freaky foot world record. Do not attempt This was about the lady named Kelsey who said a Guinness World Record for her freaky footwork Basically, she can point one foot forwards and the other foot backwards Kelsey is a librarian from New Mexico. Her official world record is most foot rotation for a female She discovered this world record ability at her library when the new Guinness Book of World Records came out She's flipping through she saw the foot record in there and she was like, I wonder if I could do that She did and she could get more Flexibility or more whatever She could be going in both directions more. So however you word it. I'm not sure anyway, this story holds up this one is still a Guinness World Record and Please if you're going to attempt it stretch consult a physician I just feel like you could try this one Maybe you're having a couple of wobbly pops or something at a Canadian Thanksgiving party this weekend And you're like, I'm gonna try that world record and you haven't warmed up enough or whatever Maybe your feet would stick that way. How are you gonna get around now? Please do not attempt 10 next number 10 was from May 12 2023. How excited are you about printed fish? That was our headline from May the company in Israel has 3d printed fish It's not meal ready fish you print it out and then you have to cook it fish fillet they start with lab -grown grouper fish and They turn that into some sort of edible filament for a 3d food printer That was kind of how I described it at the time I you know, it's oversimplification But you get the picture lab -grown printable fish could save the environment could save real fish could save all of us Like the other lab -grown meats they're trying to get enough food for everyone Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone all of the humans had enough to eat that would be good, right? They said they wanted this to be available for purchase next year at the time. I described it as white goo It looks like white goo. I stand by that. It does look like white goo and how does it taste? Well, unfortunately our website when you click our show notes, we do not have that capability I know I should be upgrading to Squarespace. I get it. But right now our show notes blog Does not have lick the screen capabilities so that you can taste what the printable fish would taste like So is this story fishy or does it hold up? I say it holds up I mean, we're still at the place where they're trying to get regulatory approval get through all the hoops You got to jump through and then by the end of 2024, they hope to have it available You know, you could have it on your plate by next year. That's where we're at with this one So I say it holds up. I've been voting all of these hold up haven't I mostly Maybe I'm biased Recapping the weird ones from this week's news. This is what a weird week 10 if you're just jumping in at this point, this is the what a weird week show Thanksgiving special for Canadian Thanksgiving We're doing 10 10s 10 former number 10 stories and then we're doing follow -ups do the stories hold up This is from May 19th 2023 the Gator that fooled us all This happened on Treasure Island on the Gulf Coast Police on Night Beach Patrol were surprised by a tricky Gator a biggie from their Facebook post Look at the size of that Gator one of our officers tried rounding up on Treasure Island Beach last night It was an incredibly realistic sand sculpture That's it. That's what we had for a number 10. Well, this story doesn't hold up I mean we've had weirder stories than this weirder things have happened to you on your way to work this morning probably, right? last recap week This is where we recap last week It's right there in the title and this episode from last week is still up if you want to check it out if you didn't have a chance show notes dot page to Find previous episodes and all the show notes and all the links number 10 last week Tinder's very expensive option makes news. I kept saying $4 .99 and made it sound like it was five bucks a month It's five hundred bucks a month I think we made it clear by the end of that story But there's a lot of money for tinder or is it? I don't know I'm married number nine last week Wiener mobile rides again number eight was dogs go to human movie world reacts number seven flock of sheep steals 600 pounds of marijuana plants Number six was Guinness World Record for ten -year -old makes many of us feel inadequate Number five was message in a bottle sweepstakes makes news number four last week guy drinks Capri Sun brand beverage very fast sets new world record 8 .02 seconds number three drug that can grow new teeth was in the news Number two last week dog from Canada sets sock removal record I had a hard time getting through that one last week We had an honorable mention last week spongebob mac and cheese is a triumph of the human spirit and number one last week the lady Who got stuck in the toilet lady stuck in toilet makes news retrieves? Watch a few of you sent notes saying I should have had that outhouse story at number two in the number two spot The lady in the watch in the outhouse. It should have been number two. You're absolutely right. Well played You Welcome back to the what a weird week show our final number 10 of this all 10 special is 10 from May 26 2023 people reminded to wear clothes for driver's license photo in Georgia now in the state of Georgia in the USA You can get a digital driver's license as part of the apply process when the story came out You have to send them a photo and at the time the Georgia Department of Driver Services Posted on their Facebook attention lovely people of the digital era Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your digital driver's license and IDs Let's raise our virtual glasses and toast to the future Cheers to technology until I would say that story holds up until they allow naked driver's license. How about that? And that's a wrap on our special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year the lasting tenacity of weird Cannot be understated. I don't know am I wrong. It seems to me like most of those stories hold up And so we'll wrap there the special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend Canadian Thanksgiving have a weird and wonderful.
A highlight from XEROF - Cryptoassets with Swiss Precision
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Hey team, we have a new sponsor here at the Crypto Conversation, BitGet, one of the world's leading copy trading cryptocurrency exchanges. Yes indeed. What happens if you've got the funds to invest but you don't have the time to keep track of the market? You still want to make smart money moves? What do you do? Well, copy trading is a popular choice for beginner traders. You can shorten your learning curve by uncovering tips and strategies from more experienced traders. BitGet's copy trading platform has over 80 ,000 elite traders to choose from and 380 ,000 followers just like yourself who are already using the BitGet copy trading platform as a potential passive income stream. All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guest today is Mark Taverner. Mark is the CEO and co -founder of Xerof, a financial services provider bringing Swiss precision to crypto assets. I like it. Hey, welcome to the show, Mark. Thanks, Andy. Pleasure to be here. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show. I'd love to hear just a little bit of your personal and professional backstory. What has led you to where we are today, Mark? Wow. Okay, Andy, I'll be super brief. So fresh out of university, I founded a fax modem distribution business. This is back in 92. And the reason I founded that business was because I saw the potential for what we now know as the Internet. Back then, we didn't call it the Internet. It was a bunch of bulletin boards and various other gatherings of individuals using technology to communicate. And many of my friends chastised me, questioned me and asked me the question, why do you want to try and build a business that send faxes to people? They just didn't get the vision that I'd seen about the power of the Internet. So I launched myself into that business using my credit card to buy stock, smiling and darling every day and selling those fax modems I was buying into small companies that were popping them into PCs so that individuals could join these bulletin boards and start exchanging ideas, content and discussions between each other. And the reason I did that was because, as I said, I saw the power of the applications that could be built on top of the Internet for basic things that we really take for granted now, like estate agents being able to show pictures of property to geographically dispersed audiences and all the rest of it. And from that foundation, I became hooked on the application of technology. Shortly after that, I joined what went on to become the world's largest conference call company. I spent nearly 15 years with that management team building that business where we were realizing the vision of an application on top of the Internet, which is the ability for people to collaborate with each other across distance, not just in audio, but in video and using documents as well to work real time in a collaborative way. And it was during that journey that Bitcoin came on my radar. So I retired from corporate life and a knock came on my door one day where the question was, have you heard of Bitcoin, which I had. And in 2014, I jumped with both feet into the world of blockchain and Bitcoin and began working with what became one of the world's largest Bitcoin miners. And then from there, you could say I got the Bitcoin crypto and blockchain bug. So there's just a little potted history, Andy, to speak to your question. Yes, thank you very much. Yeah, and that was Bitfury mining that you were with for a while, wasn't it? Yeah, that's right. And so we'll bring us up to date then, Mark. So Xerof then, give us, I guess, a little bit of background, love to just hear the brief origin story and the vision for Xerof. Yeah, super well, the origin of Xerof really. I guess it has its foundation in the role that I took after I left Bitfury when I went to become the founding CEO of a trade association supported by the European Commission, whose role was to act as a bridge between the blockchain industry and governments who were developing regulation. And at the time, the European Commission, the European Parliament were just talking about a piece of regulation that's now quite well known, called the marketing crypto assets regulatory package, or MICA, as it's known. And I did two and a half years working, translating the requirements of about 170 blockchain companies that we had as members into language that the governments and regulators could understand and vice versa. And around about that point, I was having a conversation with Nick Tigrentakis, my co -founder at Xerof, and we suddenly realized that there was a real need for corporations, individuals and high net worths who had exposure to crypto assets, but wanted that bridge back to traditional finance and vice versa. And that friction point was immense to the point where both myself and Nick, my co -founder at Xerof, were having to wait sometimes up to six months to be able to open accounts with institutions and organizations who were providing that bridging service in a compliant way. So we saw a real space in the market for a company, and this is how we founded Xerof, to lead with a compliance and regulation first approach to deliver professional services that remove the friction between traditional finance and crypto assets in a compliant, professional and precise way. And you could say that the nucleus of the idea that started Xerof really hit us front and center between the eyes. During that period, I spent working at INATBA, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications, and helping to do that translation between the blockchain industry, government and regulators. We just saw that the friction points were not going away, but we saw the importance of regulation was gathering pace, and therefore we understood that to try and address some of those frustrations that existed between the innovators and those institutions who wanted to gain access and exposure to this marketplace, the timing was kind of right to launch Xerof. Yeah, very good. And so headquartered in Switzerland, hence the Swiss Precision tagline. Explain a little bit about, I suppose, your separate or related target audiences really. Who is Xerof aimed at, and are these different users primarily in Europe, I presume? They can be in Europe, or they can be worldwide, Andy. The thing about the crypto asset business is it's truly global. You're back to the example I gave you of the fax modem business. I saw the opportunity for services to roll out on a global basis. So our customer base operating, as you quite rightly say from our base, our proud base in Switzerland, where we're licensed and where we have a real business with real people in real offices, is to service high net worth individuals, businesses, and corporates who need a solution that simply works. So we provide that bridge between a world of traditional financing crypto assets and some examples of the types of services that we deliver to those audiences could be cross border payments. So we work with quite a large number of businesses who have a need, perhaps because they're commodity traders or they work in supply chain, and their need is to be able to make payments to their suppliers and customers very quickly for low fees and sidestepping some of those traditional frictions that exist in the regular world of banking. So we operate a process whereby to satisfy those cross border payment requirements for commodity traders or supply chain businesses, we might receive a relatively large amount of incoming fiat, that is a government backed currency such as US dollars, and exchange that into a stablecoin like Tether, USDT, so that the customer can then use that USDT, Tether, to pay their suppliers and customers super, super quickly, without any friction and massively reduced fees and thereby increase the velocity of the cash of the capital that they're using, which is majorly important for commodity traders and supply chain businesses, the quicker they can move their capital around, the quicker they can deploy it, and the greater returns they can create. So there's one example, I'll give you just two or three more if that's okay, Andy. Of course.
A highlight from How Did I Get Here? (Travis Greene)
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church, and this is our podcast. I wanted to thank you for joining us today. Hope this inspires you. Hope it builds your faith. Hope it gives you perspective to see God is moving in your life. Enjoy the message. Elevation Church, wow, wow, wow. So, first of all, what we're not going to do is act like you don't have the greatest pastor in the world. Come on, can we get real noisy in this building and all around the globe for the Pastor Steven Furtick, Holly, Eliza Graham, Abs, love you. I'm excited to be here. I'm black, and that's just how we're going to start. We're going to start there. My are roots Pentecostal. Pentecostal is like a fraternity or something. They'd be like, that's my dog. It's not a frat, but I was going to use a headset today so I could dribble with my left hand, but I woke up feeling preachy, so I told them, give me a handheld, because we about to go up Elevation. I love Pastor Steven. He is a songwriter. He is an architect, and he is the greatest communicator in the world. To be on his platform is beyond a blessing, but something funny happened to me. I told myself that I would be validated as a good preacher when he invited me. Let me tell you how gracious God is. He refused to allow me to be invited as long as I believed that, because when heaven wants to affirm you, it doesn't use opportunity, it uses opposition. I know you're anointed not by the stages, but by the scars that you got. I need you to high -five your neighbor like you in Ballantyne and tell them, I know I'm anointed. The struggles that you overcome reveal your anointing. We know that the oil on David worked not from the throne he sat on, but by the giant that fell at his feet, and if open doors can make you, then closed doors can break you. Quit waiting on man to validate you. I'm afraid that in our churches, heaven believes in us, and I'm going to tell you something you never heard before, hell believes in you. This is why the devil and all his imps and wimps have been coming against you, because he know how much you carry. He doesn't bother you if you're not a threat, but if the devil has been trying to come against you and your family and your neighborhood, I need you to give God ten seconds of praise like you know no weapon formed against you. Shall prosper. Come on, praise him like you're an overcomer. Praise him like the battle's already over. I'm not praising him for a victory. I'm praising him from a place of victory. In Jesus' name. In Jesus' name. And so I have a very prophetic word for elevation. It's really for the Columbia campus. Because they up the street from me. But if the shoe fit, you can wear it in here or Orlando or Greenville or wherever you're watching from. I told them to send me a list. It was too long. What y 'all do have is some campuses. My God. We're going to be in Mark, and it's my custom to share the title after I read the scripture, but today I'm going to share it before. I believe God is about to bring your name up. I don't know how it happened for me. I was minding my business, and chumps texted me and said, are you available? And I'm wondering, how did my name get brought up? God's about to bring your name up. Because this is the season, hear me, that God ain't looking for gifts. I got degrees, but I'm going to talk how I want to talk. God ain't looking for gifts. He's after hearts. There's so many people that can sing, man. We don't need another song. We need hearts like Chris and hearts like Jen and hearts like John. Man, we need hearts. God's about to bring your name up. Here's the title for today. How did I get here? How did I get here? Let me preach because my wife told me I take too long to transition. I'm not going to show a family picture. They're all on the ground, but my wife is a dying piece on the front row. I love you. Mark 10, 46. Then they came to Jericho. I teach at Ford City that you can't just read the Bible. Oh, snap, you've got to read the Bible. It's the second read. Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with the large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus, which means son of Timaeus, was sitting on the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Many rebuked him. Don't you hate when you're sitting next to the loud one? You're like, okay, I get it. You grateful. I am too, but my God. They told him, be quiet, fam. Jesus. You ever brought your mama to church? I said, mama, I'm preaching at Elevation. Do not come. My mom be tearing the whole row up in the back. I said, be quiet, man. But he shouted all the more. I love that. Son of David, have mercy on me. I really want to preach this next verse, but I got something else to preach. But the next verse says, Jesus, stop. Whoo. There is a DB, if you're into audio. There is a frequency. There is a shout that is packed with enough desperation to get a busy Jesus, a focused Jesus to stop. Oh my God. Are there any praises in the room that know how to get him to stop by? Come on, the only reason I'm in church today is because he stopped by. The only reason I'm in my right mind is because he stopped. The only reason I didn't cut somebody this week is because he stopped by. He stopped by, he stopped by, he stopped by. When he stops, anything is possible. Who am I to deny what the Lord can do? Whatever's impossible for you is easy for him when he stops by. All right, let's keep reading. You ready to sit down. He stopped by and said, call him. I like that. So they called the blind man. Cheer up! On your feet, he's calling you. Now the way my imagination works, I wonder if these are the same people who just told him to hush. That's why you can't listen to people. One second they saying hush, next second they saying cheer up! Cuz, what do you want from me, dog? I mean, throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet, came to Jesus. Here's Jesus. Jesus is really funny. He said, hey, what do you want me to do for you? Blind man's like, ah, let me see. He said, Rabbi, I wanna see, man. I like this. Go, Jesus said. has Your faith healed you. Your shout has healed you. Your resilience has healed you. Somebody, it took your last 20 to get to church today. That's the thing that healed you. The fact that you believed in spite of what you were facing. And the Bible says, I like this word, immediately. I feel it coming, all of a sudden. Immediately. This ain't for everybody. This is just for 50 people and a two year old that can give them a praise and say, that thing about to happen quicker than you can even imagine, immediately. Immediately. He received his sight, followed Jesus along the road. How did I get here? Lord Jesus, I'm gonna pray a prayer. You ready? How did we get here? Amen. You can take your seats. All right, how did I get here? How did I get here? How did I get here? This past week, I went to North Myrtle Beach. That's where my dad is buried, where my mom is from. And we went there to visit my grandma. My grandma is 92 years old. Yeah, yeah. Her classmate was Harriet Tubman. My grandma is so old. She's seen many presidents. And I walk in and my grandma, she's like Isaac. Her sight is fell on her because she's up in age. And she's sitting there with her snuff. You're not from the country if you don't know what snuff is. No teeth, but snuff. I say, my grandma had 14 kids, y 'all. After 10, you don't even feel them no more. There's another child. They just, she got 14 over 40 grandkids. And I walk in and I'm like, grandma. And she's like, whoa, who's that? Get over here. And I go over to her and I say, grandma, it's me. And I can't talk, y 'all. I got speech impediment if you laugh. You laughed and that was not a joke. She's like, ah, I thought it was just me. And my speech marks me. So my grandma, she knew it. And she was like, try this. That's you. I spent some time with her. Something about when your sight is felling, your senses are heightened. And what's interesting about this text, I learned this from Pastor Furtick. You preach every line in the text. So the first thing I want to acknowledge in this text is that the blind man is in Jericho. The word Jericho means fragrance or to smell. Isn't it interesting that he's blind, but he can still smell the roses? So I want to tell you, don't allow your low place that calls you to miss the beauty of the season you're in. He's in Jericho. This is not a mountaintop message. Because most of the people who are asking, how did I get here, aren't on top. You feel like you're at the bottom. You're asking, how did this happen to me? How did I get here? My last great memory was a wedding photo and now I'm a widow. That was my mom at the age of 29 when my dad died on a Sunday morning. I was five years old. How did I get here? How did I get in the back of this police car? How did I get in divorce court? Come on, y 'all, don't look at me in that tone of voice. How did I get here? My life was heading in one direction and then one decision, one thing caused me to get into an uncertain, unfamiliar, and unexpected place. How did I get here? How did I get here? How did I get addicted? How did this happen to my child? How did I get here? And you may think, you may be sitting here thinking like, man, my situation's rough. Listen to me, your situation cannot compare to being blind in the first century.
A highlight from New All Time High Coming? (Polkadot Price Prediction)
"Hey what's up everyone, my name is AJ writes crypto and this is the price prediction department. Every week in the comments, there are about 5 -10 people out there asking for a Polkadot price prediction. This one is for you, let's dive in and discover crypto. I'm going to start off by saying that Polkadot is a deep, deep dive. While some projects are relatively cut and dry, DOT is as complicated as it gets. If you really want to jump into the Polkadot rabbit hole, just a heads up, it's going to take weeks for you to get a well -rounded understanding of its complexities. I will link it down below in the description, but I have read the Polkadot whitepaper on two separate occasions now, and when you start seeing science class diagrams like this one here, understand that to do a full -fledged coin review on Polkadot would take at least three hours minimum. With that said, I'm going to give a brief overview and stick with the price prediction. Here is a quick explanation of Polkadot directly from that whitepaper. Polkadot provides the bedrock relay chain upon which a large number of validatable, globally coherent, dynamic data structures may be hosted side by side. We call these data structures parallelized, or parachains, though there is no specific need for them to be blockchained in nature. Understand that Polkadot's main focus is interoperability, or communication between blockchains who otherwise wouldn't be able to communicate. With that network of parachains and the XCM, or the cross -consensus message format, Polkadot has grown an ecosystem of over 600 projects who have the ability to communicate with each other. Another thing I really like about Polkadot is how they utilize their side canary chain Kusama. Kusama acts as a live testnet for Polkadot that is pretty much used as their science experiment to see what will and what won't work on the main chain. Without getting too far into the weeds, I want to point out that I know some people who are really big on Polkadot, and I also know some people who are completely against it. For those people who are completely against it, the complaints I've heard are either about Gavin Wood's personal life, which I will not get into, and I've also heard that the parachains were somewhat of a flop. When they started the original 41 parachain auctions back in November of 21, there were some projects that came out swinging, like Acala, Moonbeam, Astar, Clover Finance, but as the parachain auctions continued into 2022, there were less and less funds raised and less contributors to the projects as we ventured further into the bear market. I remember it used to be a really big deal when a project landed a parachain spot, but unfortunately as time went on, the more and more projects that landed them, the less and less it mattered. To be fair, the timing of the bear market really, really hurt their cause. But on the bright side, according to key insights from the Masari State of Polkadot Q2 update, OpenGov, their new decentralized governance model, launched back in June. This is significant because since Polkadot is a proof of stake blockchain, improving their governance is a big step forward for decentralization. Also, like I mentioned before, V3 of XCM recently launched, which is their cross consensus messaging format. This is basically like the key to the door of interoperability. The most bullish observation for Polkadot is earlier this year when the SEC was going hard in the pain against Binance and Coinbase, Polkadot was a lucky project that was not flagged by the SEC as the security. I mean, Gary Gensler has called every project under the sun a security, but not Polkadot. Let's give him a call and find out why. What's his number again? Oh yeah, six, six, six. Okay. Gary, how you doing, man? Yeah, I know that hearing was pretty rough, but hey, quick question. Why is Polkadot not a security? Wait, they paid you how much? And once again, he hung up on me. I will link that Masari update down below in the description. It is an excellent tool for those needs to know facts. I use Masari every day to keep track of all my favorite coins. Shout out to Ryan Selkis and Masari, not a paid advertisement. With all that said, let's get into the price prediction. Remember, the equation for price predictions is price equals market cap divided by circulating supply. Polkadot put in its all -time high of $55 on November 4th, 2021. At the time, its market cap was $56 .5 billion and its supply was north of $987 million. Today, DOT is 92 % down from its all -time high and it sets just over $4. Its market cap currently sits around $5 .15 billion and its supply is a little over $1 .27 billion, a 29 % increase from its previous all -time high. For perspective, if DOT put in its all -time high market cap with today's supply, that $55 Polkadot would now be a $44 Polkadot. As you can see, when the supply goes up, the market cap has so much extra work to do. The problem with this, though, is that DOT is inherently inflationary and it increases about 10 % every year. With that said, according to this chart here from TokenDOTUnlocks, its supply is projected to be $1 .688 billion by November of 2025, which is the projected top of the next bull run based off the Bitcoin halving cycle. For even more perspective, if we ran that supply against the previous all -time high market cap, that $55 DOT becomes a $33 .5 DOT. So for Polkadot to reach its previous all -time high with this new heightened supply, it would require a $92 .8 billion market cap, which is 64 % higher than its previous all -time high market cap. In other words, like I said, Polkadot has a lot of work to do. But to be fair, 46 % of the total supply was staked at the end of Q2 this year. So there is obviously a dedicated community and Polkadot has more active developers than any project in crypto. So my question is, what can that really do for the market cap? Of course, you probably know that I really like to use dominance as a gauge to see what's possible. For those of you that don't know, at the top of the last bull run, the total crypto market cap sat right around $3 trillion. When I use dominance for a gauge, it piggybacks off the idea that the total crypto market cap for the top of the next bull run is likely to range somewhere between $7 to $10 trillion. That is just an estimation. As you can see here, DOT has a relative support resistance line on its dominance chart at 0 .93%. The idea here is that if the total crypto market cap went to $7 to $10 trillion and Polkadot could get that 0 .93%, just less than one full percent, this would give us a range for its market cap. So when we pair that dominance level with the $7 trillion total cap, that would lead to a $65 .1 billion market cap for Polkadot. When you pair that with the new heightened supply, you're looking at about a $38 .70 DOT. If you pair the same dominance level against the $10 trillion total market cap, that would be a $93 billion market cap for Polkadot. When you pair that with the new heightened supply, ironically, we would have a $55 .09 Polkadot, which is only a few pennies higher than its previous all -time high. It is pretty funny how those numbers lined up like that, but I do want to point out that dominance is a guideline and it's not a law. I do like to use it as a tool to get an idea of the range to see what's possible, but to be honest, I do not think DOT is going to be able to put up a $93 billion market cap. So to be honest with you, this is one of those coins in my book that will not surpass its previous all -time high. Personally, for my price prediction, I see DOT probably landing somewhere between $25 to $37, where $37 is an 8 .4x and would require a $62 .5 billion market cap. Boom, there you go. There's my price prediction for Polkadot. Let me know down below in the comments what you thought. Am I too bearish? Am I too bullish? Let me know what you think. Also, I have the next two videos planned out, but after that, I want to know down below in the comments what coins you want to see me cover. I do read the comments, I do hear what you're saying, and I want to cover what you want to learn about. With all that being said, my name is A .J. Rights Crypto. Have yourself a great day.
Monitor Show 07:00 09-19-2023 07:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. The Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. Looking forward, the jury's still out on inflation, but that recession risk remains significant. It might take longer for inflation to get back to target. It's true there is a resilience of inflation which is more tangible in Europe than it is in the U .S. Consumers in particular, they aren't behaving like there is a recession in any form coming around the corner. There's a risk here about a wage price spiral that isn't going away anytime soon. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz. A two -day meeting at the FOMC begins right now or whenever Chairman Powell gets out of bed in Washington. From London, from our audience worldwide, good morning, good morning. This is Bloomberg Surveillance on TV and radio alongside Tom Kean and Lisa Abramowitz, I'm Jonathan Farrow. A sneak peek at the price action, equities right now positive by 0 .1 % on the S &P 500. Main event of the week, Tom, there's three of them to be fair. The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the BOJ, the big one for most is the Federal Reserve, Tom. Tomorrow afternoon. It's going to be interesting to see. The way I look at it is with Greenspan, was he having a ham salad sandwich or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It was a king. I mean, did they watch what the governor of the Bank of England does when he stops by Greer's? Do they follow the suitcase and see what's going on? Communication has changed. I don't know what to make about it other than there's no other story. $95 barrel oil and to talk to our guests this morning, including the encyclopedia known as Will Kennedy. We're here. We're here. We're going higher. Ninety five on Brent. Lisa, $92 .51 on WTI. We've got questions.
A highlight from Are Millionaires Buying Bitcoin? (Time Is Running Out)
"Seven out of 22 private families have already deployed some of their money into Bitcoin or crypto that is seven out of 22 Call it a third tiny tiny bits two and a half million dollar allocation 397 ,000 families requires 37 million What's up everybody welcome to another Saturday edition of the alpha series with myself Kelly Kellum director the bit lab Academy I'm so excited to have an incredible guest on today. Another one. Mr Gary Cardone and we're gonna be diving into that here in a few moments And if you want to watch the full length of this interview The link is in the description down below and you also see a link at the end of this video Stick around because we have a lot that we're gonna be digging into about Bitcoin and aetherium and this digital asset ecosystem So without any further ado, it's mr. Gary Cardone. How are you doing my friend? I'm so happy to have you here Doing good, man doing good. It feels like it's the end of a week and it's only what thirsty So I've been to three states already and I think eight podcasts or some crazy number so it just keeps getting more interesting and I Think it's becoming very clear what the real opportunity is. So I'm doing good Well before we really dive into this I have to just express my gratitude for you being here I've had the opportunity to be on a number of different podcasts and spaces with you and You even kind of pulled me aside at one point we got on about our zoom call and just talking life and markets and so many people get so focused on the dollar and the you know, What is the thing that makes money and you did something that I absolutely commend in business in life? Which is who's the person who's the person underneath this? How can we how can I help you? How can you help me and I just want to say I thank you for that and I appreciate you and As we're diving into this before we even get into it What if somebody were to walk up to you on the street and pose the question or even the resistance about Bitcoin an? Opportunity that is or isn't there underlying What would be your brief sort of you know few minute? This is why whether your retail or institution? Why is Bitcoin? Despite the price action that's been going on. It might feel frustrating zoomed in on a one -hour chart Why is this something that is an absolute? Necessity for people's attention to at least pay attention to if not yet get involved in how many green lights do we need? Okay Now this is the math two and a half million dollars I have far more than two and a half million dollars and I am NOT a super hotnet war player Okay, which like I'm probably at the very bottom of the food chain Seven out of 22 private families have already deployed some of their money into Bitcoin or crypto that is seven out of 22 Call it a third tiny tiny bits two and a half million dollar allocation 397 ,000 families requires 37 million Bitcoin 37 million Bitcoin will allow a extremely wealthy guy like me to buy 92 Bitcoin. That's it So you guys consider and do the math all you want but like no everybody's thinking about the under bank We should think about the over bank. The over bank will drive this market I've been saying this forever The under bank are going to come along when this when the value of a Satoshi is somewhere between a penny and half a penny Then we'll see Satoshi's working But that means bitcoins price actually has to move so Satoshi's become something that can be exchanged In the meantime, you're gonna have a lot of tokens make up the little payment rails, right? Whether they're fake tokens or CD DC tokens or whatever tokens they are. They're gonna fill that gap until we're there So that that's my best explanation and by the way, that's before 62 millionaires across planet Earth deploy $2 ,500 So just Just $2 ,500 each for these millionaires Okay for the multi wealth the super well it's You can do it over ten years $25 ,000 a pop or you can do it all at one time. Okay, they need 5 .7 million Shit, the millionaires can't even buy $2 ,500 worth of crypto do without moving this market substantially Okay, there's not five million Bitcoin floating around So that is my thesis. Okay. I don't know any rich people that have ever found a product that They can beat their neighbor to bind like guys like us love doing that. Well, I can buy something you can't have that is awesome So I think we forget I can I think actually most high net worth players Have are already at max consumption That they look literally no more planes. They don't need anything else. I don't need anything else now. It's all just investment It's all the future so You can do that math any way you want. You can take those three hundred ninety seven thousand dollars and factor that down to 10 % I am wrong by 90 % It's still four million Bitcoin Okay, any way you work this number you can also back into it and say well The high net worth players are actually moving into an eight hundred trillion dollar market, you know I have assumed that no one even changes their allocation to eight hundred trillion.
A highlight from Gary Gensler GRILLED By Senate! (Bitcoin's Next Big Step)
"Welcome to Discover Crypto! It is September 12th, 11 .32am, guys. We got some huge news with Gary Gensler. Just testified minutes ago. We have the breakdown on that also. We have some XRP news. Bitcoin, is it going to be ZK roll -up time for Bitcoin? And also, Google Cloud is controlling a giant, giant crypto ecosystem. Is it your favorite coin? What does it mean for that coin? Also, we have M 'lady got rugged for a million dollars, not rugged, a million dollars stolen by a rogue team member. And it might actually have Fed ties. Might be a Fed, a psyop, everybody. We got AJ on the side. We got Drew in the corner. Drew's walking around doing something. I don't know. I think he's grabbing an MRE for us to eat later. But guys, crypto markets are looking good. Bitcoin is pumping everybody. We're up. Things are feeling good. They're feeling bullish. We're going to hit refresh just to make sure. Look at that crypto market cap up 3 .3%, everybody. We're coming in at 1 .0. I'm going to round up $1 .08 trillion, 24 -hour volume. Kind of muted, actually. It's still below $50 billion. It's coming in at $48 .5 billion. Bitcoin dominance, I think, is up a little bit. Isn't that right, AJ? I will pull the chart in a minute. Yeah, Bitcoin dominance coming in at $47 .3 and ETH coming in at $17 .9, I guess. Still a little low, $27. Not as bad as we've seen in the frenzied activity areas like we're seeing today. Bitcoin up 4 .2%, shaking off $25K, laughing at $25K, and now above $26 ,000. If we look at the 7 -day, just looks like a little brief blip, almost like an opposite of what happened here. Here we had a BART. Then we had an inverse BART. And what's this going to be? Is this also going to be a BART? Does that mean we're going to head down? I'm not sure. What are you seeing in the charts over there for the dominance, AJ? Yeah, I just pulled the dominance chart, Drew, if you want to go to my screen. And if you look this yellow, I'll delete this line here to not confuse anybody. But if you look at this yellow line I just drew right here, I'll make it a little bit bigger so you can see it. If you look at this level right here that was previously the ceiling, has become the floor. It was rejected here as well. And the fact that Bitcoin dominance flipped there, this is a two -day chart, by the way, the fact that it flipped there is pretty bullish for Bitcoin dominance to find that spot. Also, breaking through the 50 on the RSI on the two -day chart, very relevant. It is putting in lower highs, lower lows. But let's keep a close eye on this, even if we go to, say, like a 12 -hour. And let's see how far this can run up. Are we going to get rejected below that previous high right around there? Or are we going to find a way to keep going up? Because really, if you look at right there. So we kind of got to keep a close eye on Bitcoin dominance moving forward. All right, we got someone saying the thing's a little bit hard to read over there. You know, I'd maybe agree that the orange and the color behind it could be a little bit more contrasty. I don't know if that's the right word there. All right, let's look at Ethereum. Ethereum is up 2 .7%, is now above 1600, using that as a psychological support level right there. We have BNB up 3%, XRP up 2 .2%, we have Cardano up 2 .5%, but Tron is up 5%, is looking really good. We go down to Bitcoin Cash, it is up 7 .2%, it's feeling really good. Where's DZs? One of his favorite coins, Chainlink, is up 2 .4%. Still below $6, so I might need to add to my 6 .2 Chainlink, maybe I'll buy 0 .8 today, get up to my lucky number 7. Let's look at the biggest gainers of the day though. We have Render and then Casper. Dang it, I am still mad about Casper. Casper is up 25 % on the week. I keep saying, oh, I missed the boat, I missed the boat, you know, but a lot of people are saying just buy it under a nickel, idiot. Do you have any Casper? No, but it's definitely a coin that I've been thinking about accumulating, just considering when it pumps, it rips. So I guess I'm going to keep a close eye on like the next retest of this. I'm going to get involved at some point here. It's just too good to know. I got to figure out what exactly the ecosystem does. What is it for? Someone asked me, yeah, what does Casper do? I would say go up and down a lot. We have Bitcoin Cash up, is the third biggest gainer of the day, 7 .2%. Rollbit finally shaken off the streak of losses. It is up 6 .7%, Injectives up 6 .5%, and then Huobi up 5 .6%. All right, let's look at the top losers though. It looks like a day of volatility. What's the biggest loser? Nothing really too crazy here. We have Tezos, XTZ, and people aren't feeling XTC when they see the price is the number one dropper for the day, and the top hundred is down 2%, and NEAR, nearly being the biggest loser of the day, it is down 1 .7%. And then APECOIN, just because, you know, I can't open this without seeing one of my coins in the top five of the losers because, hey, I guess I'm the bear symbol or something. I don't know what's going on there. I'm with you there because I see Quant here on my screen sitting at 92 .28. Yeah. That's awesome. That's, you know, the lower Quant gets, I just, you know, I'm completely okay with it. Quant is kind of a magnet to that $100 level, and this is a coin that's in my top five that I believe in a lot moving forward. So anytime you can get Quant on the low, I'm down. Let's get it. This is Matthew Broderick WarGames colors. Great reference. I actually said it looks like a 1984 defense, like, contract hub is actually what I said. So I should have said that. That was a funnier one. What else do we have? Deezy, you missed the boat. You missed the boat on Caspa. Brian Mavor, I told you yesterday to buy Caspa. Should I just buy the wick? Should I just be an idiot and buy the wick? Sometimes you just got to buy the wick. Yeah, buy the top. I like Quant. I like Quant as well, Metaspawn. I have a little bit of Quant. It's been a while since I checked my bag. So guys, make sure you're following us on Discover Crypto, everybody. We're testing new thumbnails. I'm not going to say I'm the biggest fan, but hey, Deezy did a wardrobe change for you for this thumbnail. You might see the black tea underneath it. Maybe I'll do a wardrobe change in the middle of the stream. If you check out Shorts, you can see the big, you can front run the news on Milady's and is really a fed plant project there. It's almost saying no Ewok. What does that even mean? Like the short, oh my God, I walked into that one. I walked into that one. I really walked into that one. All right, guys, let's, you're ready for the biggest news. Let's get it. All right. We have Gary Gensler. He just had some comments. He just was speaking in front of the House Financial Subcommittee. I believe here in the SEC, Gary Gensler demonstrates an unbowed will to stand down from his stance towards crypto ahead of the Senate hearing. Here's the Senate, not the House. Following the commission's partial loss in the SEC versus Ripple lawsuit and an even more clear cut setback and the ETF contention, Gensler is seemingly poised to stand by his gambit, claiming he is out to protect both crypto users and issuers and investors. And in written testimony ahead of the Senate Banking Committee hearing, Gensler stuck to a consistent theme, lying. No, no, no, no, no. He's reiterating that nearly all cryptocurrencies fulfill the Howey test, a legal standard that determines whether an asset or transaction qualifies as an investment contract subject to US securities laws. As I previously said, without prejudicing any one token, the vast majority of tokens likely meet the test. Given that most tokens are subject to the securities laws, it follows that most intermediaries have to comply with securities laws as well, hiding behind vague terminology like most and a vast majority. So, and then also likely meet. So he's staying away from anything where you could point to and say, hey, you issued us a clear cut yes or no. No, he's doing the opposite. He's being vague. He's being obtuse. He's being gray and murky and swirly. And it's all smoke and mirrors, as I say. Likely, likely meet. It's most crypto tokens, most intermediaries. All right, keep scrolling here.
Monitor Show 07:00 09-13-2023 07:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Use Bloomberg Radio. Us along with many in the street, we're looking for a slowdown and looking for a recession this year. It just hasn't manifested. It's still a very strong labor market. The U .S. economy is far from robust. It's still in positive territory, absolutely, but the momentum seems to be shifting to the downside. I think the consumer is incredibly stretched right now. I think the reaction function of investors is to get out quick if the data starts to deteriorate. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow, and Lisa Abramowitz. The most important data point of the month coming right up. Live from New York City this morning. Good morning, good morning from our audience worldwide. This is Bloomberg Surveillance on TV and radio alongside Tom Kean and Lisa Abramowitz. I'm Jonathan Farrow. Your equity market on the S &P slightly negative by 0 .1 % on the S &P 500. That data is 90 minutes away. TK, that data, U .S. CPI. It's going to be nominal data there, the core number, and then on top of it the inflation number. We studied it all. We'll give you Michael McKee's treatment here at 8 .30. Just printing moments ago, the 10 -year real yield, John, pops up to a 1 .96%. That's a two basis point move here, and that's underlying churn here between nominal analysis and real analysis. We'll do that at 8 .30. And the difference, Tom, between core and headline within the data itself. Core, we're making progress. Headline, do we have a problem? Lisa, Brent Crude, 92 .65, WTI, 89 .50. There's a big debate. Does headline matter? If you do see a pop up.
A highlight from 666:FTXs Multi-Front Legal War and Indias Crypto Tug-of-War
"Rockstar Energy punched, bringing a bold and unapologetic flavor packed with energy through a blend of B vitamins, guarana extract, and 240 milligrams of caffeine to fuel what's next. Rockstar Energy drink. Good evening and welcome to the Crypto Overnighter. I'm Nick Ademus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 pm pacific on a Monday, September 11th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news so let's talk about that. Tonight we're diving into FTX's legal labyrinth involving a staggering 86 million dollars. Then we're shifting gears to India, Coinbase's hasty emails, government policy, and the central bank's digital aspirations. We've also got a bitcoin user who made a half million dollar mistake, a Hong Kong -based project revolutionizing decentralized identities, and the social media platform that's proving the naysayers wrong. Buckle up. Failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX is embroiled in legal battles on multiple fronts. The company filed a lawsuit against Layer Zero Labs to recover 86 million dollars transferred just before declaring bankruptcy. Layer Zero Labs accused FTX of making unsubstantiated claims in the lawsuit. FTX's bankruptcy filings have also revealed substantial payments to celebrities. The list includes nearly 750 ,000 to Shaquille O 'Neal, about 308 ,000 to Naomi Osaka, almost 206 ,000 to Trevor Lawrence, and about 271 ,000 to David Ortiz. These celebrities are now subject to lawsuits by FTX creditors. Layer Zero allegedly exploited FTX's sister company Alameda Research by demanding immediate repayment of a 45 million dollar loan. In exchange, Alameda transferred its entire 4 .92 percent equity stake in Layer Zero. The deal was considered highly favorable for Layer Zero. FTX also seeks to cancel prior agreements and recover 21 .37 million dollars that Layer Zero allegedly withdrew illegally. The company is exploring options to claw back funds paid to celebrities and sports teams to settle its debts. Now from my point of view, FTX's legal entanglements are a glaring example of the risks and volatility in the crypto space. The company's aggressive marketing strategy involving high -profile celebrities backfired spectacularly. It's a warning for investors and a point of concern for regulators. Layer Zero's alleged exploitation of Alameda Research's financial distress raises ethical questions. It also highlights the lack of oversight and the need for stringent regulations in the crypto industry. FTX's attempt to recover assets and cancel prior agreements could set a precedent for how companies in financial distress handle their obligations. It's a complex web of legal and financial maneuvers that could have far -reaching consequences. The unfolding drama reminds us of the dangers and rapid expansion without adequate risk management. It's the lesson for other crypto companies and a wake -up call for the industry at large. Lawsuits and bankruptcy are one thing but what happens when a crypto exchange throws a curveball to a whole country? Before we unravel this don't forget to hit that subscribe button to stay updated. Coinbase recently sent emails to some of its Indian users stating it would discontinue services for them after September 25th. The email urged users to withdraw their funds from the platform. The email was not sent to all Indian users but only to those who were found to be in violation of Coinbase's updated standards. This led to confusion and panic among Indian traders who took to social media to express their concerns. Coinbase clarified that the email was part of a routine review and was sent to users who no longer met their updated standards. The exchange also stated that this move does not affect users access to Coinbase cloud services. Coinbase entered the Indian market last year but faced several challenges including regulatory issues and the suspension of UPI support on the platform. The company also stopped onboarding new users from India earlier this year. Coinbase's actions come at a time when India is hosting the G20 summit where global cryptocurrency regulation is being discussed. The Indian government is also evaluating recommendations for regulating crypto assets. Despite these developments Coinbase remains committed to the Indian market and continues to offer its wallet services. The timing of this event and the ongoing G20 summit in India cannot be ignored. Is Coinbase feeling the heat from global regulatory discussions or is this a strategic move to tighten its user base and comply with evolving regulations? Either way the incident has sown seeds of distrust. Coinbase's selective email to certain Indian users also raises questions about transparency. What are these updated standards and why were only specific users targeted? It's a murky situation. Moreover the Indian government's stance on cryptocurrency is still unclear adding another layer of complexity to Coinbase's operations in the country. With the G20 summit discussing global crypto regulations Coinbase's actions might be a preemptive measure to avoid future complications. While Coinbase remains operational in India the incident calls out the vulnerabilities and uncertainties that come with centralized systems. Coinbase's recent actions in India have clearly caused a stir highlighting the tensions between centralized crypto platforms and regulatory ambiguity. But as we pivot from this snapshot of crypto's current standing in India let's widen the lens. Now we were just talking about the G20. It's not just the exchanges that are at a crossroads here. The Indian government itself is on the brink of setting the course for crypto's future and their decisions won't just affect the subcontinent. They're positioned to influence the global crypto landscape via their presidency of the G20. So from the individual worries of Coinbase users to the collective anxiety of the global crypto community we see that the issues are deeply interconnected. Both are waiting for India's next move which could either enhance financial freedom or tighten the government's grip. So here's what's going on more broadly speaking. India's finance ministry is set to decide its stance on crypto in the coming months. The country has been under scrutiny for harsh crypto regulations including taxes and anti -money laundering rules. However there is a shift towards possibly framing its own legislation, a first since early 2022. India is also working on a five -point crypto legislative framework. This includes advanced KYC for crypto companies, real -time proof of reserve audits, a uniform taxation policy, and possible authorized dealer status for crypto platforms under the Reserve Bank of India's guidelines.
A highlight from The CoverBag with Murp McCarthy
"Marine veteran Murph McCarthy is the creator of the cover bag the best protection for your dress hat or dress uniform cover Coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that J -o -b trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success And now your host Joe Crain As a member owned not -for -profit Navy Federal puts members at the heart of every single thing they do Find out more at Navy federal org All right today we're talking with Marine Corps veteran Murph McCarthy owner of the cover bag calm and The women's rugby coach at the Naval Academy, that's pretty cool So Murph welcome to the show before we get to talking about business and entrepreneurship As a marine fellow aviator having had one of those on this show for a long time. Tell us what you did in the Marine Corps yes, so I Actually, I enlisted right out of high school and things went really well I was a tower air traffic controller and I ended up at the prep school for the Naval Academy and then graduated from the Naval Academy in 2000 then TBS and then went to down to Pensacola and When so helos went out to the FRS out there in Camp Pendleton quickly fell in love with it learned how to fly frogs Then I went to East Coast and I did two deployments on the East Coast And when I came back from that second one, there was a bunch of ospreys on the tarmac you know, I wasn't sure I wanted to get into that so I solicited my services back out to Camp Pendleton and then I ended up with the Purple Did foxes a couple deployments with them and then along the road. I got I got the the drone stink on me Stick with VMU doing drones and when it came time for me to get out of the cockpit I actually my services were sought by people other than myself To go do that again. So I went To VMU three and did a couple deployments With those guys then I came back to the Naval Academy where I was working in the Stockdale Center for ethical leadership and I was teaching leadership and that's when I started coaching rugby at the Academy in 2011 and then I had one last gig down at DITRA defense threat reduction agency where I was doing I was working on the open skies treaty which is a fascinating gig if you can get it, and I don't think you can get it anymore, but and then I retired in 2017 and You know, that was my Marine Corps story from the end of high school 92 to 2017 interesting so You know, sometimes transition is different. You're retiring because at least you got that paycheck of the month club membership, but Sometimes retirement isn't any easier than you know being in being in the military for four years and then getting out also So what was your transition like? Well, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I grew up You know, I was still like volunteering coaching rugby and that I Didn't see myself ever getting out of that because that was just a really fun thing for me to do It filled a lot of the you know, what you miss about the Marine Corps stuff for me But I started looking into a couple different business opportunities. I Started a business before I retired probably almost ten years before I retired and that was the cover bag and what ended up being the cover bag calm and that just grew and grew and grew to where You know, I could definitely take up a lot of time just working that when I retired But I'm I knew that was I wanted one more thing at least And that's when I started looking into other business opportunities and I got into fitness I a started franchise in Annapolis and did that I looked at a Number of other franchise opportunities, but I knew fitness was probably going to be what I wanted to do, right? So Was there an entrepreneurial bug inside of you the whole time? You're in the Marine Corps to just come about at a later time Totally. Yeah, like I've been into that kind of thing when I was since I was a kid So I remember getting in trouble for selling fireworks in the bathroom at my junior high school You know, I came up with ideas for stuff to put on ball caps Slinging t -shirts like that was always a thing but the cover bag was an idea I had when I went to the Naval Academy and You know, you're always wearing that combination cover like in the Marine Corps You're lucky especially if you're in aviation like you already ever even see that thing Yeah, buddy with the chicken you're trucking that thing all around all the time and it's white And you know, all you got to do is sit on it once or you know Be holding an ink pen that you probably should have retired a week before next to it And you gotta take the whole thing apart or buy new parts or buy a new one And I'm like man if I just had a bag for this thing, so it was like a couple years of me sketching out what it probably should look like and then designing it and then You know once you make the first couple and then you kind of go from there, but no I've always had that Hey, wouldn't this be a good idea Like I probably I probably do that like three times a week. Yeah, I've always been the same way but I think like especially when I was when you're a kid or when you're really young you have no idea how to Capitalize on your idea like yeah idea how to implement it or execute. I mean, you just don't have those capabilities and then especially nowadays with the internet and all the technology and everything and in Alibaba and China and all these resources that are available You can you could come up with a harebrained idea in just a few months be taking it to market Whereas like 20 30 years ago. It was like almost impossible to do to do. Yeah. No, and that's something you People should keep in mind. Like if you've got what you think is a crazy idea Just keep kind of fleshing it out and then you know for me it was a buddy of mine He's like, hey, I got a buddy who's got a hat and bag factory in Newark, New Jersey And why don't you send me that sketch you talked about? So I sent it to him and the guy produced a demo and And that was the first one like just like that dude. That's awesome. All right, hold that thought we're gonna take quick break We'll be right back As a member owned not -for -profit Navy Federal puts members at the heart of every single thing that they do Low fees and great rates resources to help you crush your financial goals 24 -7 access to stateside member service representatives with award -winning customer service Earnings and savings of four hundred seventy three dollars per year by banking with us an average credit card APR That's six percent lower than the industry average a market leading regular savings rate nearly two times the industry average I'm still with Navy Federal after 33 years and not going anywhere. 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Hello fresh meals together and when it comes to options, honestly more is more That's why hello fresh's menu includes 40 recipes and over a hundred add -on items to choose from every week We love how hello fresh takes the stress at a meal time by delivering fresh ingredients and easy recipes right to your door This fall skip that extra trip to the grocery store and have dinner ready in no time with America's number one meal kit Go to hellofresh .com slash five zero veteran and use the code five zero veteran for 50 % off plus 15 % off for the next two months to get America's number one meal kit. Go to hellofresh .com slash Five -zero veteran and use code five zero veteran for 50 % off plus 15 % off the next two months I'm back talking with Marine Corps veteran Murph McCarthy from owner of the cover bag calm. So When I saw your interview come through Murph I gotta admit I'm like the cover bag and I went to your website and I saw it and I'm like ding I get it instant instant like yep thumbs up and Cuz my wife and I were Amazon sellers for many years. We're totally out of the business now. Amazon just got to be Amazon was like walking through a minefield you like you thinking you're fine all sudden kaboom your right leg's missing You're like what the fuck? anyways So we're out of Amazon now, but I loved Amazon cuz like we talked about earlier when you're when you're young You come all these hair brained ideas. That's a great idea for product That's a great idea and I could I could run them to ground and be and be putting it on Amma be putting a great product on Amazon, you know within a few months sometimes Sometimes that's not a good thing because if it turned out not to be a good idea you lose a lot of money At least I could exercise these ideas for the first time in my life. And so I have a true appreciation for a great product and I Remember, you know getting my uniforms at the Marine Corps shop or the marine the marine shop in there in Quantico And I think I still have that white shredded cardboard box with my white cover in it somewhere back in storage and and I The whole time I'm like, how am I supposed to carry this thing around? I mean for 20 plus years in the Marine Corps I carded that thing around in a cardboard box and somehow it managed to work out for him when I saw the cover bag I'm like, oh, yeah, like I get it that that's it. Like like how did how'd you just come up with that idea? It was just I mean I get it It's like it's like a problem every one of us dealt with but nobody ever thought of the idea or at least executed on the idea Yeah, well, I always thought we you know, they're expensive So all you gotta do is have to replace one and you're like man, how do I not do that again? Yeah, and that's where it started but when I had You know that run -in with my buddy's friend who said he could make me a demo I was like a demo sounds like it sounds like I'm in it But he he produced, you know The first cover bag from my sketch and I and all I had was like a little couple tweaks And he sent I ordered about 15 of them and I opened up the box of these 15 cover bags And I handed him out to the guys that were doing the color guard For the ball when we had the ball the next night and when the Marines were like, holy shit, sir This is awesome. Where'd you get these? I was like funny story like I invented that and they're like what and then I knew that I had something and that's Really? Yeah pulling my money together and like spending quality time thinking about how I was gonna do it Wow Yeah, I got like a thousand questions cuz and like I said, I'm a product guy Like I love cool products and the idea behind it. So interviewing somebody that created a product it became successful Because it was just the right idea and Let me tell you man. I don't know if you realize this bit. It is hard to find to Manufacture something in the US and it's great that this is a military product Which by the way, I want to point out like I know in the Navy Marine Corps. We call it a cover your uniform hat The other services. I'm sure the Air Force didn't call it a cover. They probably caught a hat I'm not I'm not sure about the army But you know, I want to point out a cut the cover is your official military head piece or your you know It's your military hat but in the Marine Corps Navy, we call it the cover So your product is called the cover bag But I suppose you you wouldn't have wanted to call it the hat bag because then it would have just been like anything No, and I you know how you always wondered like you watch a commercial Or hear like a radio ad you're like I'm confused but like three minutes later you're still talking about it I think some of that. Yes, I think some of that has happened with calling it the cover back You know because I thought that I was gonna be selling to guys like you and me Like I thought this was gonna be you know by the troops for the troops type thing Yeah, but I have a ton of customers that are moms and Grandmas wives like they don't know what a cover is So they're like I pick up the phone and somebody says cat bag 95 % of the time really and I just I just kind of roll with it because it's one of those You got all these old ladies buying it to you're talking about it. So let's keep that up It's like the the the Red Hat Ladies Club is buying your bag for their hats and stuff or fancy hat No, they're buying it for their husband's boyfriend's grandchildren The cover bag is a huge gift idea like I'll send I'll sell like six figures worth of these things through the Marine Corps exchanges in a year I sell a lot more than that to friends and families of people graduating Parris Island and MCRD San Diego. It's it's absolutely fascinating and Much in the same way as cover bags hat bags hat covers all that stuff My favorite is that you know, I don't pay anything for advertising like I tried it a couple times It was to me It was like wasting money because I couldn't figure out if it was doing anything at all But people will get on Facebook and argue about what should be Embroidered on the cover bag. No, it should be last name first name. No, it should just be the initials No It should be first name and then the middle name and then the last name and I'm like this is amazing because it'll go on And then the website goes ding ding ding Yeah, well I suppose you know first initial middle initial last name, you know, maybe rank before that might you know if you're selling them to all the eighth and I Marines if it becomes that if he becomes a Regular issue piece of gear. Well, then you gotta you gotta do by right? I think that's probably eventually gonna happen. Yeah Yeah, the Marines like solve a lot of your problems. They just make you do stuff The Marine Corps ever figures out. Hey, we don't want anybody walking around with a bad -looking cover again We're gonna put one of them cover bags in their c -bag issue. Yeah, that's it. That'll solve that. Yeah Yeah, well then they won't have to walk around with it in you in there with their bent arm and hand, you know So So what are some of your numbers that you can share with us or just to give us a perspective on? How successful the cover bags? Well, to be honest The company's not openly for sale, so I'm not really in tune exactly with the numbers But I've been trying to get in with the Navy exchange So the last gentleman that worked there He didn't really understand and like how the cover bag was an amazing piece of gear But they're starting to get the memo now and the main number I've been talking with them is like hey Do you know I I do over six figures worth of business with the MCX at the Navy exchanges of which there is many Many more. Can you imagine how good this would do if it was available? Yeah to the Navy first hand and then retail, you know I do I do a lot more business retail than I do goals for sale. So well, dude, that's awesome. This is good you're always gonna need to protect that cover and like I said the the parents and Girlfriends wives and grandparents are on Facebook talking about what needs to be on a cover bag and they're like, what's a cover bag? Cover and then there I am my website just gets the pinks. Yeah You know, it's like that the old the old Henry Ford story where he says Well, if I had asked the customer what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse, you know, or right There's a quote similar from Steve Jobs Like sometimes the customer doesn't really know what they're looking forward what they need until they see it You can have any color car you want as long as it's black the other Henry Ford one yeah, and The cover bags kind of like that because if you said what's one of the biggest, you know You know pain in the ass things you do you deal with with your uniform? Nobody would have said I wish I had something to carry my cover in but I mean hardly anybody would have said that but When they see when they see the cover bag, they're like, oh, yeah I want one of them because I that is a pain point for me I just never realized that there would be as ever solution for it yeah, no, it's it's a no -brainer and eat and like People that aren't, you know actively using the cover like the parents can figure out that a cover bags a great idea And the other thing is, you know, mom's don't want to be buying their kids, you know, whiskey flasks and knives Something Practical they're not gonna put alcohol in or possibly shank somebody with It works out pretty good to get him a cover back and embroidery everybody loves embroidery that Yeah Now it's got your name on it, oh, yeah The embroidery thing for the cover bag is when it really exploded Yeah, and there's a nice big surface area on the thing for plenty of embroidery you can Yeah It takes a while if you come up with a design and you want me to put it on there that takes a little more time a little more involved, but I got plenty of patch choices and You can put whatever name you want on there nicknames Like if people get too wrapped up in what name they want in there or what order I'll be like Does your does your son have a pretty cool nickname? They're like, oh, yeah, we call him Sparky.
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"92" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"I loved it. I was like, hesitant to do the automated water. It took a lot of pressure off. It was like, I started having a little PH fluctuation because of inconsistent watering practices. I was going to hurry, have a dry pockets and some of the areas of the soil and have a PH fluctuations because of that. And automation and the ika went wireless moisture meters. I went from water in every three days to how much I thought an eyeball in it to now having this precise observation and control mechanism where I can really dial it in. But I'm still involved in it. You know, so I wouldn't want to, I don't want to totally eliminate myself from that process, but it's also nice to have that information and control and making sure that I'm not getting those dry pockets anymore. That was huge, you know? Sure. So yeah, so that is huge. And you're still using that, right? Yeah, so I had this cycle, there's a guy in back in the Midwest doing the trying to drive back light, he called it for a living soil. So, you know, we don't want to let our soil moisture level get dropped too low and you start having microbial population die offs, whatever you get the soil, media dries out too much. So the whole goal of dry backs in that prop steering formulation, it's a big, you know, that's the commercial. Buzzword here this last few months crop steering at drive your plants, driver plants, so I wanted to kind of see if I could achieve some of those benefits with shorter Nodal spacing and little tighter flower development with some of the dry backs. So I pulled the blue mat twice. I pulled it after stretch was over for two weeks and the dry back light and then again here at the end of the last two weeks. So
"92" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"There's a lot of practices that I pick and choose certain pieces that fit my overall plan. So I have been, I find it interesting that real quick that you do it indoors. And I mean, I know that sounds like probably you're like, well, yeah. But there's a lot of people that can't do this kind of work indoors. So. If there's a group of people, I say no till and they're like, dude, you're in a bed indoors, you're not a no till farmer. You know, it's like, okay, great. I'll give you that. I'll give you that. I'm in a bed. I'm not disturbing the soil surface. It's, like I said, the terminology in the new name. So yeah, whatever that is, I'm a no till. Yes. Indoor farmer gardener. But yeah, so the goal is to try to recreate that hundred year old soil under the forest Duff out there that hasn't been disturbed. It's like how the biodiversity that's there that carries out all of these functions that we're trying to synthetically recreate. I went, started growing. I've used tons of different nutrient lines. I started to try to, you know, I started when I still using bottles in bags and bottle feeding, I started trying to be more organic and like in the quality of the product from those organic products and then gradually just evolved and the more I read bring get reading loan fell stuff and really seeing the interactions of the microbiology in the soil and how we can have these organisms carry out all of the processes that we're trying to replicate and they do it more efficiently and there's no labor cost on our end. So if we can build an environment to try to mimic this outdoor setting and constantly introducing robust diverse microbial microbial populations through. Microbial solutions so you basically you're harvesting local microbes. Increasing their population and then soil drinking those into the bed. That trying to obviously you can't recreate the sun. And that's been my latest, my latest pursuit is I've got all these other processes pretty well locked in to my comfort level and I've been, you know, grew with thousand watt HBS bulbs forever. And then just converting over to leds and that's a whole other realm of information to try to dive into just the technology involved in that and it was overwhelming for a couple of years and I ran through a bunch of brands and finally got hooked up with this Canadian company, grandmaster level leds and Thomas is the pretty confident his work and very knowledgeable and they've got a great product. It seems to be one of the best if not the best out there right now. You know, he's crushing it. It's a great lamp so that was like one more headache. The way they're like, okay, got the lights all, so now back to the soil. So it's nice to lock the lighting down for sure. But yeah, you've been doing that for a couple of years. The leds? You said, yeah. So the first LED I got, I got the chilled grow craft X 6. I won at the auto flower cup.
"92" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"And it's either if you have it in a very tall pot, it'll be on a day around 21 days, 21 to 31 days of average starting time for flour for an auto. But it also is a function of the taproot whenever these plants evolved in the Ural Mountains in very shallow, rocky soil, so the taproot when it hits bedrock, it's going to start to flower because it knows it's in a very shallow soil, very shallow topsoil in the mountains somewhere. So in a shorter container, we'll start to flower quickly whenever the taproot hits the bottom of that two gallon bag, it'll start to flour. So there's a few things you can do to extend the veg time, taller, more narrow containers will get a bigger, longer veg time. And I think it's super important to give them that extended light period, especially through stretch. I think once the stretch is done and flower sets done, it starts to bulk up. Honestly, I hadn't done enough to say definitively, but I think that from my observations so far, a 12 hour light cycle after that flower set is not going to take away from the yield as much as it would switch into ancient cycle early on in veg. So I like them. I think there's definitely a place for them, especially so in an outdoor, it would have been a perfect situation for us to use it our farm say, you know, we had 30 acres and instead of having to put a bunch of hoop houses out and pull tarp, we could just field play auto flowers and get too harmless with no minimal, we wouldn't have to feed them at all because they'd be fine in the field. Minimal water, minimal inputs, minimal IPM because they're alive so short, such a short lifespan. So you're giving these given farmers an opportunity to get, you know, you'd say two or possibly three harvests just outdoor field planet autos as opposed to one or two light depth harvests. And the yield may not be as much as the photo period, light get pulls. But if you're doing it with zero overhead, zero labor cost, it starts to really make sense for some large scale output production, they're smaller, easier to handle. So there's definitely, there's definitely a market for them. There's definitely a use for them. Will I ever switch over to only growing auto flowers? I don't believe so. The way I'm doing it now, I think I have a great system where I start the photos in auto seeds at the same time.
"92" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"92, 3 FM and Katie are news app. Hey, thanks for being here. Um Something I think very scary. The idea for parents who have kids in school the idea of violence in your school, the school shootings that we saw going all the way back to Columbine. Which was the first tragedy like we had that had come into focus here in America, something like that of that magnitude would students doing this? And of course, we know what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Florida Parkland, Florida. Um, what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school. These tragedies are horrible. Virginia Tech was another one with the shootings there. Um, And with that, I don't want to get too much into the weeds about all of these shootings, but we have been on a much more. There has been a lot more awareness recently. Um, I've had, um, I've had people on the air talking about security. There are companies that have gone have come into fruition that are focused solely on teaching businesses in school districts. How to be more safe. What? To recognize accountability, things of that nature. And when, um When I saw this story, it was very, um, personal to me because it's near my hometown. It's in a little place called Lehigh Acres, Florida which is just east of where I grew up. I mean, just east of where I grew up. And it's almost like if you were if you were in Phoenix, and you went to Scottsdale or maybe even a little further east than that, but not far and very close in proximity to the town, one town over From where I grew up, and I spent a lot of time and owned a business in Lehigh Acres when I was a kid, so I know the area very well, although it's grown a lot since I've been there, and these are middle school students that were plotting another Columbine, according to the sheriff, Carmine Marcelino. And I want you to hear a little bit of this ABC report. Um, this is from an ABC report about this case. Police near Fort Myers, Florida say they have foiled a mass shooting plot. This could have turned disastrous. We are one second away from a column mine here, 13 and 14 year old boys arrested after police say another student told the teacher. One of the teens had a gun. Authorities say no gun was found. But they did find a map with locations of all the school security cameras. And they say search warrants at the boys homes turned up a gun and several knives. Investigators say the kids have been studying the Columbine massacre. They studied Columbine. They looked up how to make a pipe bomb. Um and so the mom. One of the parents said this. They weren't serious. And they didn't take this seriously and that the The authorities are overreacting, and the police are saying these kids are well known to us. There have been disturbances at their house. These are well known people to us. So I want you to think back to a couple of things that we know of very personally here, Jared Loughner down in Tucson in the shooting that happened there. Um, he was well known to his family for serious mental illness. The community college that he was attending, had told him that he had to leave the school until he got some mental health help until he got some help. He couldn't come back. When you look at James Holmes in Colorado who was a graduate student, there was an intervention team that was going to go to him to intervene because of his behavior, But he had dropped out of school, so they didn't believe it was their jurisdiction anymore. But they were going to try to do some kind of an intervention. The shooter in Virginia Tech, the same thing had been asked to leave the university until some, he had gotten some help and some evaluation for mental health issues. My point is when there are dangerous signs, the more the longer we go through life with these things happening around us. There are always going to be cases where so and so was quiet. We never saw this coming. We had no idea. That does happen. There's no doubt about it. But there are in most of these cases. You see two things. Very serious derangement, mental illness, dangerous mental illness, and I want to make sure you differentiate. That's the other thing in this and I'll get back to that. But that one thing is the dangerous mental illness. And the other one is that it was very well known to people that cared about them. It's not easy to acknowledge when someone that you love is is dangerous. It's tough, um Lehigh Acres when I was a kid, and it isn't as much anymore was a sleepy, almost retirement community filled with duplexes, and it was very, very quiet. Um And when you think about this happening, and someone recognizing this in a kid stepping up and telling a teacher, but they found maps of the school, they found locations of all of the security cameras in the school. They had looked up how to make pipe bombs. They found guns at these kids, schools, the interactions with these kids. What were the authorities supposed to do in this case? If you ignore this, and something happens, there's literally blood on your hands. What else are they supposed to do? You know, the now I am not in. I don't like a society that spies on each other. And I'm not talking about that. But when you see someone behaving dangerously, or you believe something dangerous is going on. It's worth a phone call. Um I had an interaction with someone recently in this goes back to South Florida as well. This goes back to Naples, Florida, which is south of Fort Myers, not east. But in Naples, Florida recently, not someone I'm friends with. Not someone I know. But people, you know friends of friends that make sense extended friends. Had asked me because I knew I had a brother in law enforcement about these Facebook posts by a guy that was talking about, um you know, all of his pictures were wearing full gear and and tactical vests and masked face and sunglasses and always carrying weapons and talking about a religious reckoning and all of these other things online. And, um A phone call. Into the police department to see if this guy is a serious threat. Or if it's just somebody posting pictures. We have a right to express ourselves. But are you are you for telling danger? You know the guy? Um I have a very close friends that were involved. When I say involved. They were almost victims of the shooting spree at West Gate when that guy was popping off rounds out at West Gate He was going on social media on his way. They're saying that that was what he was going to do..
"92" Discussed on Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast
"Is there anything that you think is going to stand out from a competitive perspective. You have you looked at it yet. I do want the ray clauses max. 'cause that'd be good i do want the embryonic the embryos v. max just because i know those are going to be good and they're dark so they work with other dark pokemon. Is there gerardo. cemex becca cut. You're right. I don't know i feel like it's in there. Yeah it's in there okay. Now there's there's a lot of cool cards me. Yeah but so fluffy fluffy is like the number one and then rake waza an umbrian those. That's that's like the stuff that i'm looking for. I mean obviously there's going to be trainers so and it's always nice to see new battle styles like single strike and rapid strike just to add to the pool so like ideas can expand even further. All you got you got tag teams gone away. So you know they got. Oh yeah we're gonna shift lately so this is exciting exciting time. yup now. Here's some additional excitement for you. Add my hope you could it. We talked about this. I don't know two months ago. Maybe when the i kind of like images of union cards were kind of came from japan. And we're like what the heck are these cards. Well now we have a us release. These are coming. September twenty four th. We have three new. V union special Specialty special collection boxes. And it's like literally the first time the us acehnese three pokemon featured are going to be mu to ninja. And and you know like i said we previously discussed the mechanic the way it works is Each of the cards kind have like their own. Move on it but the only way that you play an actual v union card is if all four pieces of the union card. Make their way to your discord discard pile. And then you could plates your bench. So it's a whole new mechanic.
"92" Discussed on Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast
"They wanna make it a bigger bigger pool. This is becoming like a king of the hill for atom so adams won the last two tournaments so someone needs to take him down a peg and i hope it's me but then that's still doesn't give prizes to the community no but it just keeps increasing the practice. I know it's like before you know you can have a five hundred dollar prize pool because adam wins every week. So someone's got to come in and knock him down. I think the best part is that. I haven't changed my deck for any of the tournaments. I know man. That's kind of opera pairs. All these chilling rain cards. Only everyone brings fun spicy stuff like everyone's playing with fund decks so it's like you know. Eternity had fun. You the next. We just get a bunch of new patriots that come in just like yeah we. We brought fighting. Yeah we zapped. Just three but huge. Thank you to our gym leader. Tear patrons absolutely ryan dig dug rob grant jamal. Jd mojo joe. Joe magic carpet de paul. Sharpen talent and t. and comics wiz and of course special thanks to our executive producer. Tisch smith tisch. Thank you so much. Yes she pulled some fire some fire. She got a lot of get stuck like vivo. The she got a fuller caitlyn. Aw that thing was noise yes. Yes very noyce discord. Join us tombs. It's a lotta fun. Oh and also our emerged store is available put on professor dot com slash merch. All right adam. I gonna talk about evolving skies real quick. I don't know where you're at with this. Where if any of your ira leaders from it. Okay so you do have a freeloader. But evolving skies. We'll be here on august twenty seventh so towards end of the month but the building battle boxes are making their way out now lottery retailers have already the four potential foil promo cards. This is interesting. We're talking about this on the zoom. You have glaring glaring zap does glaring multi-race and fluffy like what a weird combo. But it actually. Well it's because of how exciting is because it gives you it's got dino motor. Which is a callback to electric. Yes from a previous set which was a broken card in the format which was just like memoir only now is for lightning so get ready for a lightning pokemon. Yes yes but Evolving skies primarily features. I guess cards from like the japanese. Ev hero sat and the sky stream towering perfection. Japanese sets right. Yeah yup the the interesting thing here is from chilling rain. There was i think. Fifty cards cut from chilling rain from the japanese release and a bunch of cards including some of the evolution cards having cut for evolving skies from the.
"92" Discussed on Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast
"But this next one atom takes the cake for me. This thing is phenomenal. What isn't striker. Schiff movie max. Secret rare altered from battle styles. This artist is keanu. Nishimura and interesting thing about this artist is this is the only card for pokemon that she's ever done however i did some research on her name and started googling and she's done a ton of work for capcom over like the last i don't know how long streetfighter art like just all the cab i was gonna say he said capcom. I'm like street but like look like can't you see this artwork being like similar to you. Know the over the top streetfighter. Five style like special moves yelled off. It's very reminiscent of that style. And it just it it makes. The earth will look like a monster. It's so cool. it's so cool. This will get my number two spot out of the four okay but look at its mouth like i mean it definitely does not look like the others. It looks like it's in. The process of gigantic maxine is just like i don't know it's easy to use hyper be met of. Its is an mma. It looks like he's gonna blow a topic breath like like like godzilla a he's getting ready to lay the beep down. No but this one's awesome. You know just full bleed artwork. The background is rad. It's like a fiery sky with lightning. I don't know all these cards for me. A really cool but You know there's something about the newer style artwork that we've seen over the past. You know sort of shield releases like it's a unique style like the art has changed pretty drastically so you know when we talk about these art of the weeks and we talk about older cards. You know if you're looking at like slow poke from the fossil set you not me like it could just be like three colors in the whole panel of like the most basic even talking about that slow. Poke about yes..
"92" Discussed on The Sheepdog Project
"When he drones in the air and we probably have a need spectre gunships in the air down. There and i see shit needs to start happening you when you can see in view of checkpoints in view america. The cell phone photos of may may have been taken by american troops. That you can see some taliban dish bag with a stick beating someone over the head. Why is a sniper around not being sent into that fucking shit bags head and i know why. It's not because of the rules of engagement. They're being told not to engage. Because what we don't want you know we don't want civilian scott in the crossfire. Hey i understand that right. But we can't do is mark those people and we know where they're going back to. I guarantee that's not a secret. We need to be taken. These people out Something has got to give and we need to stand up. What do you. How do you stop a bully. You stand up to him and right now. The taliban is flexing their muscle and their being a bully. Need to stand up to them. We also all these locations where we have the blackhawks the wraps whatever we need to be drone strike in the shit of those right now. Okay those all need to be destroyed. Okay because the blackhawks the inside like a taliban ever gonna fly those just the the maintenance and everything else that's involved in that it's just completely impossible but what they will do is sell them so this is other. They're going to bankroll themselves going forward. There's nothing there's nothing that they have in the way of tech because if this stuff that was being left for the a we were going to have to help them with the maintenance moving forward right so things like fuel we're going to have to come from outside the country parts. Were going to have to come from you i. Obviously they're not making parts for 'em wraps over there right the all these things we're gonna come from outside the country and the taliban it's not going to have that so you know some of it's gonna get driven for about six months and then just stopped on the side of the road but a lot of it's gonna get sold k. It's gonna get sold to russia. It's gonna get sold to china it's gonna get sold to private security companies out of rwanda or wherever else. We just need to start destroying that. Because that's what's going to bankroll the taliban moving forward and talks have already been made about sanctions. Well that's other going to get around sanctions. They're going to sell all that shit that we left them so sanctions are gonna do anything. They're going to sell all the shit we left them and they're going to sell opium heroin whatever and that's totally how they're going to finance themselves so we need to put it into that when you destroy that shit President biden. I think in possibly the worst statement i've ever heard made by president. He said the taliban are having an existential crisis. No they're not. They're not having existential crisis. They're they're radical jihadists. There's lama fundamentalists. They have twisted the koran into something that it's not so they think that they're right and doing everything right. They don't give two shits how the rest of the world views. What do they don't care right and the fact that anybody in. Us government even thinks that well they're going to have to take a moment to think how's the world gonna view they don't care when you're a fanatic and you know that everything you do by virtue of you doing it as right. You don't give a shit. What somebody three thousand miles away thinks that who comes from a culture that you condemn you think to. They don't care at all and he did bring up the monetary aspect of it. That if but guess what. Somebody's always gonna find us that you think. Russia and china aren't going to step in there to finance that absolutely they will. This is this is russia's chance to to take over afghanistan successfully and do it financially right all they gotta do is prop up prop up the taliban and and be given money which they'll they'll be more than happy to do and they control the border up a roof of the world so they can do that. It's ridiculous to think. They're eminent decisional crisis. So i i wanted to save this for last. You know as a veteran. I don't mosul you listen to this. If if if you're afghan- afghanistan jawad veteran. You're probably over there for more than more time than i was I did two tourists Both were relatively short. And because in the units that deployed with they were As busy so i. I feel like i put in put in a hard day's work every day that i was there both times But i know a lot of people are struggling with. The question was all in vain. You know we were over there all this time was it in vain and the answer is no. It wasn't in vain. And i'll tell you why And i made some. I made some specific points on this. And i wanna try to cover made five points. I want to cover all of them here. So the reason it wasn't in vain number one we showed the world. What happens if you fuck with us. Right on nine. Eleven two thousand one. Something terrible happened right Some some evil people crashed planes into buildings and killed innocent civilians. And we said no. You're not gonna do that. That we will find the people responsible and the people. If if you're not directly responsible find the people that support the people responsible and and we'll take care and we'll kill you right and we did that all the way up to and including killing ub l. in two thousand eleven right and that was important at that got shown that it wasn't like the attempted bombing In the in the basement of the world trade center under bill clinton that we just you know we just let go or the coal we just let go of all these other things you know getting your driven out of mogadishu and we just it go all these other things that we just let go now. It was like no. We're not gonna let it go anymore. You've pushed us too far. And that was a message that had to be set and whether you realize it or not that.
"92" Discussed on The Sheepdog Project
"So why we're talking about this like we have to get out and we have to abide by it when they're not a huge issue other things that they broken in. The agreement taliban had not broken off ties with and or condemned al qaeda that was required in the agreement. The did they fail to do that. They had continued tacked on attacks on civilians. They blown up some buses now. They'd refrain from attacking americans which is part of the deal. Right it's again. It's they knew They knew that. A busload of afghani civilians doesn't make the news the same way that mortaring in american base or green on blue attack. Well right so they were avoiding. They were avoiding what they knew would make it in the news. Draw the american people and also there's a little bit I saw this when i was in columbia to there's a little bit of a loose cannon theory that a lot of our enemies have when it comes to the american military that regardless of rules of engagement. It comes down to one of our own. We might just go cowboy. Which was the reason that during the ninety s although There was like three hundred percent increase in kidnappings of civilians and of oil workers. Especially and if you ever saw the movie there's russell crowe proof of life that it was a pretty fair depiction of of what those types of abductions were like but they left military alone and the reason that they left military alone is established around nineteen ninety hundred nineteen ninety-three timeframe not around nineteen ninety-three timeframe. The american government had established that. Hey if you're a civilian in your in colombia peru and you get abducted. We're not doing anything about it right. So your companies just gonna have to take our kidnapping insurance. You're just gonna have to work that out with the local authorities. We're not doing anything about it. But the far sendero luminoso and everybody else knew that. Hey you you're all. Sf guy his body. His buddies are probably coming looking for. And that's that's going to be the way it is so that wouldn't be a good idea. Tell van kind of knows that kind of knew that leading up to this that that if we get a little bit if we get to squirrelly then some amarat's my come rolling out of the gate and we. We don't wanna risk that. So they played it smart. We saw very similar situation. All throughout the ninety s in in iraq so bush senior george her walker bush administration had made a very specific agreements with Saddam hussein with iraq as to what what the guidelines for for peace. We're going to be moving forward. And during the clinton years saddam hussein thumbed his nose at all that he did everything that he was told not to do. He did right if they fired at our planes in in an authorized what to them was a no fly zone. they They were working on what you know. I'm not going to get into the whole. Wmd thing but they certainly had a program To to advance that they were getting a surface air missiles flown in from france. Even though there was an embargo There were violating the treaty on multiple multiple multiple levels and they just kept getting stern letters of condemnation was only got no action right so that that was one of the big arguments in the early days of the iraq war. I'm like well. They've got like one hundred twenty seven treaty violations so we were authorized to go in there like eight years ago so yeah of course we can go in there now reno route regardless of what else is going on in the world but the bottom line here is. They were ignoring the treaty. We continue to abide by it. And we're doing the same thing now. The taliban is pretty much wiped their ass with this treaty but were continuing to uphold our ended the bargain and there's something innately wrong with that So what you're ending up with is kabul airport on lockdown american forces. You have american allies in american civilians trapped in the city and no american forces going to get him. Uk forces are going to get people. French forces are going to get people. Italian forces are going to get people. Were doing nothing. We're sitting at the airport waiting for them to come down. I can tell you the guys on the ground are getting pissed royally pissed off because they know what they could do especially you get up on it up in a tower you get on a piece of high ground you can see where you need to go to get these people into help them and you can't do it Again i hate. I hate having to weigh in on shut. That's even remotely political. And they're they're forcing the end of this politics aside. We'll probably should've happened is we. Should've kept ballroom. And this is what i was alluding to before so barham was going to be probably better staging point of those. You've been there you know. It's huge right so difficult to control for sure but if you're gonna have a good air airhead into the country. I didn't realize how tiny the airfield at kabul is. there's not a lot to it and it's i heard it here. Shapiro made the point today. You know you drop one mawr around in the milit- airfield and you've incapacitated at least for a short time we should cat. We should've kept our hands on a better airhead. That if we did have to ferry troops now granted everybody's consolidated in kabul right now. So that's where we need to get him out of but it would have been much easier to have a reactionary force that was maybe bog rim. That could have been flown to kabul. The could then be going out doing these missions to bring people in and then have and then have aircraft rotating in twenty four hours nonstop to get people to ballroom stage them. They're finished vetting process there right so screwed up the vetting process at the gate you know. Let's just make sure that. Make sure nobody has any explosives or arms on them. Get on an airplane. Get him to bond them now. We do the formal vetting process. So at least we're doing it in a safe place. I mean for god's sakes where we did this. We did this for illegal illegal. Immigrants crossing our southern border right or allowing them.
"92" Discussed on The Sheepdog Project
"Taste of what it's like to live under a democracy a taste of freedom. They're better trained. So they're going to hold up better and there was a lot of frankly. A lotta over estimations were made and part of this. I put the brunt of that on a. That's a lot of training went on the last twenty years. And i know across the board you know i. I never did the traditional. Sf job in afghanistan Because when i deployed With the with the j. mao at a much different mission I never did the going in and training partner forces and getting them ready. I know across the board everybody that i spoke to all of the eighteen series guys. I know the deployed. there said. They always knew that their counterparts were not ready that there there was still so much lacking in their training And i don't think. I don't think those messages were making it all the way to the top and you know how this works right is is an odi. An operational detachment alpha is training some type of afghan partner unit. They send up report. Yeah we trained on marksmanship. Really only thirty percent of our trained. We trained him on tactics. Really only twenty percent or train. Their leaders are weak. Unfortunately you know the the people who we'd like to put in leadership positions. We can't because they'd already. They came with a rank structure already. It doesn't matter that guys from a rich family but he's lieutenant He has leadership capability. We don't know what to do about that. And i'm just. I'm giving very generic examples so that report up and it gets we call it. We called it massaging right so that our gets massaged a little bit that okay successful training still not work quite where we want to be but You know things are things are hopeful right. So then that goes up to the next level very successful training looking at these marquee for trained these these guys. These guys are good so each level that that goes up. So by the you figure by the time that's briefed at the joint chiefs level That's worded as being like. This is great. Everything's proceeding on pace. They are highly trained right. So that's what gets briefed at that level and and certainly by the time. He gets briefed to the president. And i've seen this firsthand. So i've been in briefings with generals where i've watched Staff officers basically lie to them like like. Wow you're saying exactly the opposite of what. I heard somebody else tell you because you don't wanna be the person to give the general bad news and really you know general milley. We use him. As an example. And i i know for a fact. He's he's been surrounded by yes men ever since. He was three corps commander at hood. Because i saw what his staff was like and they never gave bad news So the by the time. Somebody is wearing that many stars. They've been insulated from bad news for so long that they don't really have good good information to go on okay but when they and then when they do get it they don't wanna believe it because their own people have lied to him so much. Then when they get these until reports from the ground they. They're very dismissive of which we can clearly see what happened in this case because there were multiple intelligence reports. That said exactly what was going to happen happened And you saw statements from from familly going leading into this where he said. Oh it's not a foregone conclusion. And everybody i knew on the grounds that it was a foregone conclusion so again. Let's look at this agreement that the previous administration had so the guy they had an agreement they were going to be out by May i which The current administration decided was not achievable. Fine see so. We've already extended that so already shown that he can take the previous administrations agreement and just tear it up if he wants so the fact that we still had to get out at all is is not as a complete untruth because he's he's already extended the deadline Which which means it could be extended indefinitely. And if you look at what we had to do in places like the sinai where we had a peacekeeping mission going on a rotational basis for decades or in north korea. Which we're still sending troops to the dmz right in the war was in the fifties. Technically although it's an armistice it's the the worst technically still going on That could have been the situation that we ended up in the fact that there were no american casualties and i believe the last eighteen. Months probably sustainable. And that's been the current administration been criticized for that and then and then pivoted on on that question and said oh. Yeah but the moment. We said we weren't leaving. That would've changed. Well we don't know right. We really don't know And there certainly ways it could do it like we. We definitely shouldn't have a. I'm getting ahead of myself. I what what we should. I woulda coulda and what we can do. I'm gonna to get into in just a minute. Let me get back to the previous agreement. So quarter of the previous agreement no final. And i'm i'm reading this directly. I i look these up today. This on yahoo news. The trump administration developed conditions based withdrawal. According to this plan no final withdrawal could have occurred until final successful. Peace negotiations took place between the taliban and the ghani government. Okay so that was the final condition like we are leaving until that happens. That never happened. That's been the reason for the delay is the taleban. Ghani government weren't sitting down to reach that final agreement and it wasn't because of the government is because the taliban so they were just stalling for time because they knew that we were fatigued on this. They knew we had a new administration that wanted out. They knew what president biden's record wasn't this. Is you know going back. As far as again as far as two thousand eleven saying we just need to get the hell out of there so they stalled and they didn't uphold their under the agreement so at that point there the agreement is null and void. Or at least it's in limbo until they come to the table which they have it so we were not in any rush leave. We're still not at any rushed to leave. They haven't sat down with the government. We don't have to leave by august thirty first. We don't have to do shit because held their into the bargain. So this whole lie that keeps getting perpetuated that this is. Oh this is the inherited deal completely not with the if it either either go by the inherited deal which by the way this administration has taken a lot of things that were whether they were executive orders policies. What have you and throw them completely out the window. They did that with the border. So why couldn't they do that with this. They absolutely could have kata hakin political. But i i've been painted into a corner on this people. I'm sorry in march twenty. Twenty one Senator bob menendez who. I've never cared for. But he's chairman of the senate foreign affairs committee who is a democrat. He even said this. The talent is clearly not abiding by all of its commitments under the february twenty-ninth agreement and it's raising serious questions about the future of afghan security governance. So this was back in march at this was set right so back in march it was identified that they weren't upholding their into the bargain. Therefore we were not obligated to uphold our into.
"92" Discussed on No Story Is Sacred
"Up like oh what's going on with that audience doesn't know accept the cameras lingering. So they're having a concern and ping's somebody somebody i mean if you wanna be terrible. The dog is european company. Oh you're not gonna poor thing okay. A dogs don't go on cruise ships. Okay random joe nobody okay or you could kill a child make it real serious like the quiet place one so a you basically have the bug and then frankly we get you know. Get a bite and we're like this weird hunt was probably not good but the audience doesn't realize how not good until later people are like. Where's bob and they opened a door and up exploding brains and they can close it real quick. Because it's the bulk kid. I've decided but it also One now the ticking time bomb situation has become more tikki to maybe was in one of their storage areas so whatever they had planned. There's fucked the except challenge the reason why one at some sort of port of call. I is that if it was a full cruise ship full of like people that expends the resources way quickly. Yeah and i wanna have a lot of people. Die off early on in the story the ca like because i am a sucker for the early chaotic where nobody knows what hell's going on so you were probably really into that scene from episode three loki. I mean it was great..
"92" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"Stable yet a very bad year you know financially and physically iraqi buzz off and if you start from scratch and in in in the states. The episodes are all available on a peacock. nbc's ott streamer channel. If you watch the first episode you're gonna go. I don't remember this guy. That's because someone else played rocky in the first pilot. And then noah beeri junior joined after an thank god because his warmth and good humor and playful bantering and parental fretting. Were such a huge part of the show and they gave a lot of debts to rockford zone kind of care attitude and the scenes between them are always always interesting. You know there. There's like a free song of of tension that the they do very well. They do exasperation very well with each other undercut with this filial warmth and they it goes both ways so they're scenes are always great. You know these are pro actors of course in the police department. And you have joe santos dennis becker. Great foil for rockford gretchen. Corbett does great work as gyms attorney and his sometimes girlfriend beth davenport she's in a whole bunch episodes and that kind of is your main recurring cast with one. Additional extremely notable exception a lot of actors who recurred on a lot of american tv series but of all of them. I believe you gotta really reserve a special place for stuart margolin Whose performance as angel martin is a diamond perfect master. Class in oleaginous self-preservation palm right. Here right now look white tope one of us even better see you could do jimmy now and then i go around and i tell people don't and then later if you wanted to scare more people why be available for the engagement if you watch only one rockford files episode. I really urge it to be the first episode that really focuses the whole plot on angel. It's called chicken. Little is a little chicken. And it's just this kind of crazy tale about angel getting himself into yet another scrape and then pulling jim in with mobsters and it's such a funny and well written episode really really unique. The chemistry between these two guys is otherworldly. It's like a platonic love between people who can't stand each other american pitcher town. I'm not worried he said daddy. You folded like keeping fag. I never saw angel big goody two shoes what happened to cry once. I am going crazy. And i can't take your eighty four years and years and years. I'm going out of my mind stupid ridiculous games year year. Regarding don't say just say gimme what sorry. Angel doles out information to jim. Only on kind of ask saving needed basis. It's a brilliant episode. And stuart margolin man got total comic genius performer. I mean he is so good and So committed to this oily character. Who you love and he does he. He tells people to shoot rockford. He skips out on rockford. He leaves rockford in jail. I mean he. He behaves really really atrociously yet. You always have this warmth and kinda love for him. That's as the gift of the actor that that is that his on screen. Pay no attention to my other message. You're out of your clean. No trouble at all. Just ignore the first message. Jameel buddy buddy you. They allow you one phone. Call jimmy pancakes right over by the hollywood freeway. The are common jimmy angel. Here's a tip handwriting's back third son in the fifth race of metals. Wait a minute could be late. This might be next week's race jimmy angel. Listen every talavera. Just give me a active on a class in the eight that it holly park. Only trouble is i need twenty a couple other recurring chemistry players. Just i think stars that came on and then had such great chemistry with garnered that they kind of brought them back. Repeatedly rita moreno luis. Gaza junior Isaac hayes and dennis dugan are also your kind of repeating guest ours. Whose chemistry with garnell. You'll really appreciate it. Actually the studio universal that did rebels made a pilot featuring the lou gossett junior character and the isaak's character this gandhi fitch. That's isaak's and gabby hayes played by lou gossett. Junior and the series brilliantly was titled gabby and gandhi. i mean. i can't believe that didn't go. That is that that sounds great. The pilot is actually shown as an episode of rockford files called just another polish wedding. So you can. you can see. Maybe what worked didn't work in that. There and gandhi that the the isaac hayes episode the first one is one of the more unique episodes. I've ever seen it's it. It's kind of the story of gandhi getting out of the prison where he briefly Shared space with with rockford. And he's this kind of tough dangerous ex-con who is looking to solve the murderer that he was jailed for of his His girlfriend whom he he's he adamantly says he did not kill and it really builds to this really poignant ending very unique ending where gandhi the ex con played by isaak's he's forced to kind of confront his own violent past and its aftermath in the faces of the two children. He didn't know he had with his girlfriend. Who ends up. Took her life. And it's an episode that ends not with any kind of comforting resolution like a tv. Wrap up but it's really kind of like this sobering ending that. You know you might outrun your demons for a time. The bill always comes do. It's really well handled is a case really good actor and really kind of haunting episode so one of my favorite places to get information about these. Tv shows the television academy foundation. Online may have interviews with people that were involved in the creation of all of the tv series from. You know the history of television and it's funny because you know success has many masters you've heard that phrase and it's very true when you watch interviews for example. Two of the people involved in the rockford files roy. Huggins and meet a rosenberg both have interviews and if you listen to their individual interviews is to kind of different stories about how exactly this came to be but i think the truth that i can glean is. That roy. Huggins had received a call. Jim garner had his closest associate. Louis delgado abs- to be related to me. He asked to call me. Because louis new al close louis and i were lewis said. Jim wants to do a series with u. penn. He's even willing to come back to universal.
"92" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Yeah advising took the The ingredient yeah. Long so there were few lawsuits go figure Upon arrival at the predetermined location the seller allow individuals to inspect the sneakers it was at that point seller was pushed into here but one of the robbers by the other one took the sneakers offers. Who arrived on the scene reporter that the dual fled the area in a dark color. Suv initial canvassing of the area. Kim of empty during a subsequent investigation with help from the greenborough a- greenberg drug and alcohol has for us and the yonkers. Pd two suspects. Twenty two zero david dolinsky and twenty three year old. Jeffrey would millo santos I'm going to guess that he is italian. No he's knows Were every handed and charged with robbery and grand larceny offended. Everyone we bought anything to be a person about. The've dave it was released. Say that's clear. The david was released and turned over to the youngest police on other charges. What jeffrey was somehow released without bail. Somebody snitched Do one guy gets to go home. Why is he got all of the other charges. And this this this this this and that so yeah man. But i mean with right. Yeah there you go. Why are we still meeting people that we don't know in dark areas to sell sneakers of. Why would you not do it like in a police department parking lot. This should be a commercial for stock. X y you get robbed mugged in the allied it up you stock accidents little heck. What's the difference as i say. Robbery one doesn't face one won't hurt is bad physically. There goes the invite another one news. Keep digging a hole with stocks Thieving twosome still sneakers and threatens employees with knife argo written by brennan king thinking shot shop. Talk dot com and you gotta be on drugs to be around people with a knife just seems so inefficient unless you like alicia anytime tire that one clip plays in my.
"92" Discussed on New Pod Flow
"Like surprise. Look about her brother in here to sit but he said we say she got daddy issues with getting fucked over the united. Hey man oh girl. Got that five sons. What would what would you do of your your son. My son was what girl hip dan. My girlfriend is just fucking all over the united states is he married and what is now because man. You can't tell because in my in my opinion in my personal opinion you ain't gonna be able to tell some you're not going to be able to give certain people vice minister especially a murray person like that. I feel like they might be committed to another level girlfriend. Only bitch alone it takes to a clinic fucking tested like oh and hopefully he got some so you. So that'd be the lesson sima fucker here take his big ass worse. Peel and go to life. Gonna turn your bushman. I don't know man. I the same dude right here. I mean he's he's taken s. We'd ask when she comes back. He's diving right in there. Probably falling away through a hot dog down a hallway given awale addicting wail. Swallow that person. Hold what did you see that having late last year did. Ucsd man okay. I look look look upside but you gotta see this man somebody. They was Whale watching these. They was watching whales and loci ickes and whale jumped up and swallow. Oh camera did he get. They got out they. They got to lose this. They look at israel on the on the right to rewind it. Wait are we sure or did he just fall out now. He's swallowed the whole boat. Swallow white people. Still adventurers adam. I'm sorry like why. Why sitting in small small enough to fit. It is looking down at wales. Why people do it. I mean we try to mc jamaica. On our honeymoon i mean. We'll switch on right at this saying stupid shit that that's did like confirms it. Yeah like they got. They got him. You don't like kayaking. I could do a word like the fish. don't get as big as like a catfish fork or whatever we. I mean black people we have to. We have to be adventures by nature. You know what i'm saying. Because we pray by nature we are so we phrase like yeah. We're pray by nature. So i mean we just kind of live adventurously when a cop gets behind me. My heart starts racing. You know what i'm saying. I don't know what's do happen. Not they got out. There's even they uploaded a video where the people who got swallow. Let's say they got wali's searches that look to see if it's also okay find. It will feel hungry still. Did you see where you'll find a way to see day about. Easter is giving a twenty thousand dollars reward to find out who scraped trump scrape trump on mandy. Amen listed. listen the month. Like i. Like what charlemagne said about this. You know what. Money engraved with the name trump on a fucking vanity. They scraped trump on the manatees back. It's a little like sea. Lions slaves types of thing. Platypus on a seal had a baby or some shit. Yeah you know you know like the sea. Cows took a pitch. Yes and charlemagne said whoever video that in manatee with trump on his back is the one that did it. And i who else you ain't gonna just bump into a fucking in fucking see and see trump on his back home. And how did this happen like come on come on but the big ups today batista to you know donate money. My guy batista bomb. Yeah.
"92" Discussed on New Pod Flow
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"92" Discussed on New Pod Flow
"Tv tables. Wherever i am team trace to the belt halfway through the race out they got owned by eating because the wildest ac about kangaroo shorting room now game no you know game yet and yet. Ostriches oral. i had she's really scusi. You never had. It never had a cannibal. No god assails. Good idea sauces to me but Sausage what you had to the bone marrow from game would they comes out in the bone. Just that's is nasty to us. It's me adam in the bone. What are you thinking I do that too now. Dressed up like it ain't just straight bom early. Oh yeah they mixing. It will need to try it again man. I feel like i like it. Tasted like i don't know i didn't like it was like i had a minute but from what i remember. Kinda gonna sausage e tastes to know. The horse wasn't like something. I'd be like then every day. Now now milton in. Japan was like for me man like nothing that i could eat every day as a matter of fact when it was time to go home i was fucking randomly. I ain't gonna ho way over come. No it's real. It's real jewelry dev- dinner every night like exhausted. Nah i didn't. I didn't i wasn't a i mean maybe this i wasn't exhausted our sleepiest because i was drunk. Yeah no but but now. I had a sake drinking a little bit more most beer outside he. Yeah yeah how. How like. How was the bureau. Where burn colombian is the best wagons. No i'm not. I'm not giving bud light. Man i think here is better. Okay fair fairness just an what was it. Has something domestic in colombia. I think it's called like la in gorilla all know some shaven starwood. A in kane is blue and orange but he always shrugged off with it. I mean it was good. It tastes like those beer but get. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. I always go like the color. If like the the lighter it is to me the better it is yes can so. I'm you know it was like really. It was light though. I mean i'm saying the taste was like lord they make you work for your food. Like i don't think there was a single real meal that we had where i wasn't like they did bring out a plate like do we didn't do shabu shabu. I knew you got cook. It's like raw meat. You just put it in water. I guess the like five hundred degrees or something cooks in like two seconds it means swoosh swoosh shabu you take meeting a chew and it's cooked it's expensive to so i guess good i mean i mean it was good but i mean i guess it was supposed to be like a you pay for. It was so pretty much everything for freedom the date they defunct be up out. There was the pig man. Because that's i. That's it was disgusted. I she looked far on. I've seen it Saint louis is popular in Saint louis they probably spots so yeah barbie. i'm here. I don't know what the fuck they what they did. An pig pig snout on the nose. Yeah yeah. I don't. I don't know there's a. There's a sister died the day we before we were leaving. I think we're supposed to go there. And so things got changed on the last minute but So there's a there's a island like off japan like a small place and it's like my overpopulated with hogs and shit so the restaurant like all they they serve every part of the p and they they had. It's like a little cup full assault. You dip the ear inn you eat it. I said fuck me up man. I went back to the hotel and lay down flat as rice pillow. Like i saw sit up. And i could just fill shit going back down. I was like what the fuck was into my indigestion. That was the foot me up. Never again well. It was a cook. Like i don't know to be probably the only thing the only thing they were ever like you have to cook you have to go. Was the pig the pig can have the whatever the fuck you hills more shit having to meet but like everything else cook it. Don't cook it. Whatever so using worms not pig pig disease or on making should picks some kind of disease. You have to make sure it's cooked thoroughly but like the beef going wrong cook. Whatever horse ronca whatever. Oh shit cow tongue. I forgot about that. That was maybe my favorite. Was the cow tongue cats on regularly. Now yeah do this man. It's a little spot over oldham county. bianca's this little walkup taco place. You go to in. They got beef tongue in their lingua. Lingual you're bilingual now. No no lingua beef told go love so anyway had yeah Have you seen the match. Dot com commercial the normalized and a relationship with the devil commercial. Fuck you think about that man. I don't haro who what what is your religion What what's your domination. Is that the right. Is that the question the nomination. Yeah yeah what is.
"92" Discussed on New Pod Flow
"With aws amazon web services. We city talking abbreviated after blue bit. Keep up like he said. I guess amazon web site say. Aws website goddamn ran anyway. Had only account she was taken. Well i don't know. I don't know if she ever went through sites like a really liked onlyfans where no no. No no no. I'm saying what. He like subscription based on facebook. And really it was something to just going to sign up and just start postition just asking if it was like a membership like hundred dollars a month a year or some have. Y'all y'all heard that the new conspiracy is antifa got in and they were the ones that did all the capital share right Of course somebody hacked parlor before got taken down. Took all their meta data and gps all the parlor accounts on the cap. So you can see a map of where all the parlor gowns were in the capital around the capital on that day. So like us fucking. Dan you see the black. They had the tent set up selling the trunk thirties. One hundred dollars at the people's mind share capitalism me shit. But how did they know to even be out there though. They've been announcing they've been dancing because we didn't know we didn't know that they planned on storm in the capital january six. I didn't know they were storming the fucking gap fucking new that they knew trump was having a rally trump had a rally before they was out there selling hoodies. Because rally is an interim. got up. we're going to do with capital. I'm coming to know damn them. But now i was talking with my sister. One day she races. I love candace owens. I'm not racist okay. Yeah so anyway. And i was like. Did you ever get that only cleans account was like you are the problem. Like fuck him on the problem like you're wanting to join a site that just spreads all this shit the anyways so that's messed up. Oh i don't avoid those conversations do you. Why did you come here with people that it's not going to sit like Like i feel like. I'm the only one talking talking. Jesus we we. We try to get some understanding because we say here. You know black them offer. We all know what the hell's going you know. See white people acting the same way. They said by people who act last. Oh no no. He's just like wait. I thought i wouldn't like it. I wanna know so. We brought you here to explain issues. Everyone listen this gonna be a twelve part series. Jesus christ i'm here today but anyways No this no my my in laws. my sister-in-law and her husband live mobile. They have a daughter had their had her first birthday party last summer. It was in the midst of all all the violent protests and everyone getting shot. Yeah right if anyone knows didn't really fucking happen right. So they were too scared to come in for their granddaughters. First birth. because scariest black people. They thought they were going to die but they don't wear a fucking mask. They don't believe covert as a thing and they were like we should join. We should have been there with the gap. It'll like damn another. There are all kinds of fucked up there. I said this is your in-laws my mind now again me and my wife. We're the we're the black sheep or the ones brother-in-law conspue all kinds of we go over there. We he can speak all kinds of shit. like trump. right mega mega mega. And i'm like excuse me this is wrong. Why the fuck do you always gotta start shit at them. Like god so he can run his book and mouth and i say one thing the astle so anybody coverted and your family all they all have as well actually my inlaws main may not have but my brother in law and his wife a couple of and they were my mom. My wife's parents. They moved right down the road from leopold right down. The road is literally right down the road but their quarantine. They're doing it right. They're staying away from us. They sent us a picture of the same day of them in the same farm truck. Like what fucking liar mask. No good at getting his while they turn turn to mass political. I wasn't trump. weren't asking i at first. I didn't they. They forced that month. Fucking he came out like maybe a few weeks. A month later said that wearing the masks was patriotic to try to change. But she didn't work. It didn't work like offering is already like i'm not doing. This is america. I am free to not wear masks and you catch cold and died the kind of the route that they was taken a little. My dad's i think like i. Everyone was on board even the stupid people in the family. They were all on board like washing my groceries ever. I get them home. Okay i i. I watched a chicken shit rabbit hole a races white family. Why should chicken won't kobe. God damn it up. Some idea toyota. Some health personal saying donate like increases. Some ineligible wash. They wash him around in because he seem to be taken to turn he's supposed to use cold water co water do anything.