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Jared Asch and Teri Killgore Discuss Boosting Regional Economic Activity
"Mentioned earlier, the Diablo Valley Tech Conference that was held and in it, there was a large conversation of in the Diablo region, how do more cities work together? So of instead all about Walnut Creek, Concord, the Concord neighborhood weapons station, Martinez going to compete, even Brentwood, how could the cities work a little better together to attract and build a regional economy? That's a really great question. Well, I think the first step is to identify common interests, and there are some things that we work with the county economic development office on. Work with the East Bay EDA to meet monthly to share common interests. I think the challenge right now is that each of our markets is in a very different place in its maturity cycle. And so the advantage of each community is they have their own personality, they have their own vibe, they have their own unique assets. And so could we market more as a region? We certainly could. I think part of the challenge is that our communities are intentionally very different. And so we don't want to lose the quirk that what's so cool about Martinez and we don't want to lose the potential of the naval weapons station. But it makes it hard because they're in such different places in their life cycle. And so the tenants that Walnut Creek would be going after are different than if I were in Martinez that are different than the ones I would be trying to attract. So could we better share information? Yes, but I think more importantly, we need to identify what are those common interests. And one of them is just making sure that everybody knows the North 680 corridor is open for business. We are here and ready to help in any way we can to bring opportunity to our community. And I think it's a joint marketing effort, perhaps amongst all the communities, to Silicon Valley to say, guess what? Your workers live here, save them a bridge toll or two, save us all the miles that they're commuting and help us really bring the value of the technologies that have been unleashed in the last few years to bear by having some field offices, by thinking about the North 680 corridor as a secondary place for business, if not your primary place. And that's, I think, a shared message we could all partner on well.
Fresh "A Mile" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Episode 56: Jeri Desloge
"Yeah, Shoney's was great. They didn't serve alcohol, so you could be 16 and work as a server there, and so I just had the best time serving people. I just, I don't know what it was, but I got to meet everybody, say hi to everybody, and say hi. From Fiore Communications, it's How I Got Here, a show of inspiring stories from Tallahassee area leaders, business owners, and neighbors. All the challenges, opportunities, inspirations, the twists and turns of life that led them to where they are today. Everyone has a story worth telling, and I am really grateful that we get to bring a few of them to you. I truly have been changed by my conversations with these amazing people, and I'm confident you will be too. I'm Dave Fiore, and in this episode, I speak with Jerry Deloge, the owner of Jerry's Midtown Cafe, Jerry's Love on a Plate, and Simply Entertaining by Jerry. And while that may seem like a lot for the popular restaurateur to keep up with, Jerry has spent a lifetime working hard, going the extra mile, and doing whatever it takes to reach her goals. The native of Clewiston, Florida was raised in the shadow of the area's sugarcane mill, where she played sports, was class president, and rocked the saxophone. She actually first fell in love with Tallahassee, attending FSU band camps, and was determined to return one day. Jerry's first food job was at Shoney's as a server, before transferring to the Tallahassee Outback, enrolling at Kaiser, and helping to open multiple Red Elephant locations. Eventually, all roads led to the popular Paisley Cafe in Midtown, where she would assume ownership just months before COVID would temporarily shut her down. After first thinking she would lose everything, Jerry says it was the best thing to happen to the industry, because it forced positive business decisions that are still paying off today. It paid off personally as well, as she met her husband, Brian Deloge, then a Leon County Commissioner, in a meeting with a group of colleagues to complain about the county's COVID policies. Jerry talks about her love for Tallahassee, the importance of her faith, and her dreams for the future. We started our conversation talking about growing up in a relatively unknown part of South Florida. It was great growing up there. I love being from a little small town. Everybody knew everybody, so everybody would definitely come together, you know, in times of need. Of course, if you got in trouble, everybody knew about it. There were times for discipline, too, because your parents were going to find out. So that was good. Did you get in trouble? I did get in a little bit of trouble. Just like every normal kid growing up in a small town, not a whole lot to do. It was great. I love going back and visiting, but it's really why I like Tallahassee, because it's still that small town feel, but it's bigger and has a lot more to offer. What about parents, siblings, what was your family like? I grew up with my mom and dad, and my two younger sisters, and yep, it was the five of us, and went all through school with the same kids and everything, and graduated from middle school and high school at Florida State. I saw that. I want to ask you about that.
Fresh "A Mile" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Chinese Communist Bitcoin Miners? And Lobbying For Bitcoin Mining W/ Dennis Porter
"Welcome back to the mining pod on this week's show. We're joined by Dennis Porter of the Satoshi Action Group to discuss Bitcoin mining and Politics we're mainly focused on the national security concerns when it comes to Bitcoin mining So we discussed with Dennis about moving into state houses and lobbying on behalf of the Bitcoin mining industry as a note Dennis is throwing a dinner at the end of this week on Friday at the North American blockchain summit Be sure to use promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you down in Fort Worth Do you have dinner plans November 17th? Well you do now down in Fort Worth, Texas at the North American blockchain summit Satoshi Action Group is hosting a dinner along with a lot of our friends in the Bitcoin mining industry You can join us November 17th at 6 30 p .m By going to Satoshi dinner calm and using promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket again That's Satoshi dinner calm use code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you there Did you know that you can make more money by merge mining other networks check out make more money mining dot -com for information on bits 300 and 301 a proposal to bring more revenue to Bitcoin miners through side chains and merge mining called drive chains increase your mining revenues And learn more about participating in Bitcoin governance by visiting make more money mining dot -com Are you a miner who wants to activate Bitcoin improvements check out activation dot watch see what Bitcoin improvements the Bitcoin community? Developers and miners are considering and show support by signaling for one of many bits up for consideration activation dot watch Is your mining operation happening ready take control of your own future with the right energy strategy Link coin energy training platform is a tool used by miners to design monitor and seamlessly orchestrate sophisticated energy strategies within electricity markets such as or caught New York and PJM avoid penalties Participate demand response programs and capture hundreds of thousands of dollars per megawatt per year by deploying the right block and index strategy secure your competitive edge at link coin calm Are you a retail or institutional investor interested in Bitcoin mining companies the minor mag brings you free data and analysis from all major Nasdaq listed Bitcoin mining operations to know who stands out check out visualize metrics and data dependent stories at the minor mag Welcome back to the mining pod. Dennis is joining me today. Dennis Porter. Welcome to the show. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. Just coming back from a break. So are ready to dive into a jam -packed week of back -to -back calls Yeah, nice and tan back from your travels, right? Yeah, this is as tan as I get too So it's like, you know, ten days ten days in the Sun and this is as good as it gets So just everyone's prepared for that Are you ready to jump back into the Bitcoin grind or did you like really stop when you were vacationing? I oh, I never really truly fully stopped working the tweets keep coming, huh? Yeah It's an unfortunate byproduct of working in a 24 -7 365 non -stop nascent ever faster moving Industry that is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining when it combines two crazy worlds the one that I work in which is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining side which is the 24 -7 365 thing and then it's the Political realm which is just a total mess all the time. So it's a great combo. Yeah, I remember talking I want to stay sane Yeah, exactly my point. I was about to make you took the words out my mouth I remember talking to you like a year ago about the political side of things I was like, I don't know why anyone would ever want to get in that world at all. You're like, oh, I love it I love the I love the pool. I love being in the midst of it and still today don't get it Probably won't ever but I'm glad there's people like you who care about it And we you know agree on most things when it's firstly when it comes to Bitcoin mining so glad that's there Okay was transition over to Satoshi Action Fund. So you're the president and CEO you founded it. It's been two years Or so, it's a little over a year. We launched in June of last year and I am yeah I'm the president CEO I say CEO and president of Satoshi Action I'm there are two organizations now actually one is Satoshi Action Fund and one is Satoshi Action Education one I'm the CEO of and one of the president of so for simplicity's sake we just say it's all under the Satoshi Action umbrella But yeah, it's been going really really well We've had a ton of success and I'm sure we'll jump into that But I launched that in June of last year and we've been off to the races ever since Yeah, let's go into a little bit and then we have much more talking to show specifically We brought you on to talk about all the recent headlines with like rural Bitcoin mining and like the pushback We had a New York Times article about that there's some stuff in Arkansas going on So we'll get to that probably towards the second half of the show But let's talk about Satoshi Action Fund some wins recently and then maybe like a little more Flushed out what you guys are trying to to work on is like the product if you could say that for I guess a lobbying organization Yeah, yeah I mean it's good and that's that's probably one good area to start though with when it talk what comes talking about Satoshi Action is The one big difference between us and let's say like a lobbying organization or even a trade association Is that we don't we don't actually like do most of the lobbying. In fact, we hire lobbyists and we don't have members We have donors like more or less the premise of Satoshi Action Is that if you believe in the mission that we have pursued which is to make the United States? One of the best places in the world to be a Bitcoin miner or to be a Bitcoin er Then you want to support us if you agree with you know having the opportunity to stay here in America That's thriving off of this new technology versus being forced to move abroad You know that again is why I created Satoshi Action I think it's why people buy buy into the vision and the mission of what we're doing but we're very very structured very very different from from any of these other organizations that you might see out there and Once we launched Satoshi Action, the first thing that we wanted to do was try to go out there and show Right off the bat. What could we do? How could we be successful? How could we show that we can be effective because one of the most dangerous things that you can do with a political organization is You know get out there do all this, you know, make all this noise and then you don't produce any results You can do that a couple times you can even do it for years But eventually people will grow tired and they will move on and they will want to hear from someone else They will want to see someone else produce results There's definitely two the unfortunate part about politics Is there sort of two things you have to do one is you do have to produce results and the other is you have to? market your results market even what you're trying to do so that you can get people to buy into that they should buy into what you're trying to accomplish and fund essentially fund your operation because 100 almost 100 percent aside from our like You know, two three little s19 miners that we have plugged in that were donated to us The vast majority of our money comes from either donations or people that we get to come to our events was essentially a form of a donation So we rely a lot on on our donors to support the work that we do on a constant basis But right away we wanted to make sure that we were proving to our donors that we were having success So we said, okay, what can we do? We we got to the drawing board right away We brought on Eric Peterson who is our current policy director. Who's a wizard on the policy world and We had my two co -founders Mandy and Syria and we sat down we were like, alright, what are we gonna do? We started crafting public policy model policy For the Bitcoin Bitcoin mining space and what that means is that we created sort of like this like, okay here is a Example of a bill you could pass in your state that helps you advance this industry You know what we would do is we'd go in we'd say okay We have this great bill that we wrote up and we think you should pass it It'll really help you and they'll say like, you know, why would you want me to do that? Like we go in we pitch we say okay Bitcoin mining is great for jobs Great for local investment grid stability environmental cleanup the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects really any energy project But policymakers particularly like when you can help solve some of the problems with green energy And then we win then we give them that bill the most popular of those bills that we did We know we have four of them Two of them have sort of moved or I should say three of them have moved around like have been introduced Or been worked on at the state level So far only one has passed into law which is a very big accomplishment but not to say only one but yeah I'm pretty yeah, it's pretty big deal Yeah, just one. It's just one of dates. So yeah so in then, um that bill ended up being called our right to mine bill initially originally was called the Digital Protection Act and then it transformed into becoming the rights mind bill and essentially that bill just protects Bitcoin miners from various forms of discrimination We saw real -time discrimination taking place across the country and we created real -time protections for that form of discrimination And we ended up being able to pass that bill into law in two states, Arkansas and Montana in fact in Montana is one of the states where Two things happen one. We actually saw some of the discrimination taking place where I don't know if you heard of the Missoula County there Where they changed the zoning laws and they like went drove a twenty million dollar bank when mining operation completely bankrupt because of it so Completely wiped them out all because they were concerned about things that were not true about Bitcoin mining, you know environmental concerns Oftentimes we see at the local level not necessarily in Montana But a big one is a concern is around Chinese mining particularly CCP mining I should say not Chinese owned but just that they're concerned that the CCP controls them So we saw real -time discrimination taking place in Montana We solved that problem the other problem. The other thing we discovered while we're there that we learned is That we can add things to this bill And we'll get into sort of like where we got to from that point But it was an important moment in the history of Satoshi action We added in a ban on any additional taxes on Bitcoin when uses a form of payment Which is critical because in the state of Montana, you know If you let's say you sell me a car like they'll tax that like peer -to -peer transaction Let's tax it like right off the top. So if I just sell you some Bitcoin or pay you in Bitcoin They would do the same thing. They'd be like, oh are we you owe us a tax for that? So we banned that which was great. And um, yeah, we'll talk about a little later but that was our big initial success huge success a small tear came down my eye when I When I passed my first bill into law Eric was like, you know done 10 ,000 times So he didn't he didn't really care as much but it was it was a big moment But I was like, we've done it. We've done it, you know, like he was like, ah Alright now I'm time for the next one right? So yeah right to mine. How'd you guys come up with that? It's like a very it's very catchy right and it's hard to argue against that Yeah, I don't know. I just can't use Brilliant top ahead. Okay, I came up with it sent it to I sent it to someone and said hey You should call this right to mine. I didn't even we didn't publicize it a really large news account I said hey just call it right to mine. That makes more sense. Yeah, and they did and then it just took off. Yes It was interesting for sure it's very amenable in a good way Okay, so you guys have passed some bills you're creating like this donor network to be able to to move it forward You've told me about a few wins here. I want to hear about some of like the obstacles which you already kind of alluded to so and we'll get to that later in the show the discrimination which we're seeing pop up right now, whether it be Chinese Bitcoin miners who are being Unfairly maligned for being associated with the CCP or not. And then also just like other Bitcoin miners who are unwelcome in certain areas But to the obstacles, what are some things that you've sort of like learned about why you come through this process creating Satoshi Action Fund and moving forward into these different these different State houses to lobby on behalf of Bitcoin Yeah, I would say that an overarching theme to the work that we do is that Things can go wrong very quickly and can be can be unrecoverable. They can be recoverable, but they can also be unrecoverable You know politics is very much like the real world so when real -world actions occur, there will be Consequences or there will be you know, either good or bad, right? You'll have good things or bad things happen because of real -world actions I'll give an example of a positive real -world example that Leads to us to do where we are today having a lot of success and that is the current consistent worry and fear around central bank digital currencies, so for some reason Which I definitely am aware of I Can't share too much on the story but definitely aware of a lot of Americans became very very concerned around central bank digital currencies and so Eventually, what happened was you had governors across the country including Governor Noem and Governor DeSantis eventually Working to ban central bank digital currencies at the state level There was this big huge kerfuffle around it and everyone was like doing everything they could to like stake their claim Literally Governor Noem took out like a steel Stamp of like a veto stamp and was like like stamped it into the bill. Like it was very it was very cool Actually, I loved it. Um so all of a sudden this like firestorm picks up where central bank digital currencies become this thing that Generally, I would say conservatives are against or Republicans are against but like really really opposed to like hyper opposed to it more so than I have seen anything in the The crypto space broadly I would I would consider CC central bank digital currencies to sort of be adjacent to the to the crypto space and because of that fervent Fear and concern around central bank digital currencies we've actually been able to use it as an effective way to demonstrate the value of Bitcoin because What happened was initially when they said Oh central bank digital currencies are a problem people started to say oh Well Bitcoin is a digital currency Is that also going to have the same problems as a CBDC and of course, we know we started education right away No These things are like way way different and then we just started to realize that it was best to classify them as polar opposites because they literally are like one is You know authoritarian sort of at least you when used on the retail level go ahead Yeah, send a CBDC between a bank or an institution. I don't I don't care at all force it on individuals In the United States without proper regular regulations and regulatory frameworks and then all of a sudden you have something that could be used in a way that you know is Sort of unimaginable to some extent to manipulate human behavior. So We started saying okay, these things are opposite and now when we're going into these states and we're saying okay, you should pass this bill It's pro Bitcoin. Also, it's anti CBDC people are like, oh hell yeah, let's go like we want to pass that bill So that's what that's one positive example of like how real -world things have had a really positive impact on what we're doing There's a lot of headwinds around creating or doing anything that you can to oppose CBDCs and so and as we pitch Bitcoin Bitcoin mining and You know all of our digital asset policy where there's always that thought in mind of how can we tie this into? Concerns around CBDCs which are valid and are linked We are not making some sort of leap here Bitcoin and CBDCs couldn't possibly be more more polar opposite. Gotcha Tell tell me about the some other stories Involving I have one video in mind of you going to Montana and speaking in front of Yeah, and there was someone before you who was just like going off and like kind of rabid It was good. And then you came in after and like kind of calmly presented some is Counter information this typically how the process is? Because I just think you are basically working in like the Parks and Rec version of Bitcoin. You have to like go deal like these Officials and like they don't know anything about it and they're like China bad Bitcoin bad That's that's my understanding every time I see this which is a really unfair characterization of it, but it's also it's stuck in my mind So lay it on yeah. No, it's it's you got you got it. You nailed it, right? Is the funnest example of Just how wild that can be out there So we go and we are getting ready to testify and every time we testify You know Especially because it's around Bitcoin mining we do get some sort of pushback usually at the local level typically from environmental groups Which is unfortunate because there's so much. I mean everybody knows in the mining space There are so many benefits from the methane component to balancing renewables to balancing the grid there's so many benefits that the You know Bitcoin mining space can offer to those that have come from even staunchly environmental the staunchly environmental realm so Needless to say there was two Opponents strong opponents to the bill one was a gal from an environmental group. She didn't get too out of control but the second guy he was a young a young gentleman from from Montana not originally and he worked at UCLA and he Was very opposed to Bitcoin and he started to go on this like speech like this really long drawn -out like monologue and Eventually at one point he says that that Montana will will like Die on the cross of Bitcoin essentially, right? It'll burn on the cross of Bitcoin I can't remember the exact word he uses but it's like very extreme very dramatic and Then he goes on to say that people are dying because of Bitcoin mine houses. I wish the camera was on me There's these cameras in every single Hearing room generally speaking every state Capital building when you're testifying in front of these hearings like they have cameras just like DC but obviously a lot lower tech But I just remember when he said that people are dying because of it He was so people are dying because of Bitcoin. He was so serious about it I just remember looking down my notes and just my face looked looking up at him was like So confused and I just wish the camera would have caught it because it would have been a perfectly it would have been a meme Like forever, but yeah, fortunately, there's a lot of great policymakers out there and actually, you know sometimes you love to rag on these guys, but You know, they do a good job a lot of these guys. They do a good job one guy asks him he says You know, he tries to run out actually that's part of the stories and this is important part of the story So let me backtrack so he finishes his speech. He tries to leave right away, which you don't do never do very rude tries to leave And as he gets to the door one of the people was like hey before you go even you usually we do questions at the End let's have you do some questions right now. We want to be able to talk to you a little bit Bring him back up to the podium He's like now son You made some pretty egregious claims there around Bitcoin mining Do you have anything to back up the statement that Bitcoin mining is killing people and the guy just is like well I don't have it here with me, but I can I can get it to you and He just like this this guy just is like, I mean you gotta remember this you see you sell a guy's like 22 years old he's a kid. Yeah Great great on him though. Great. Love the love the getting active at a young age, but he's just like son if You're gonna come in here and make egregious claims. You better have something to back it up and The kid just was like so upset like cuz he just got he's gave this great speech And he wanted to just walk out like drop the mic and walk out So he just blew him up I was anyways, it was it was definitely the most entertaining moments in the entire history of my experience And it's only been a year and a half So I I'm really looking forward to other stories that I can tell in the future Please catalog all these because I just like very Specifically remember watching that entire video and laughing pretty hard because it was it was pretty funny Okay, let's keep diving into this a little bit more. What have you been seeing in a lobbying front? That's been sort of helpful that you would encourage other people to look at we've had the call lines We've had the emails. We've had people going speaking to people I Think for the Bitcoin community we can all take like a breather and be like a lot of what we've been doing has not been working What has been working to speak with these people in state houses who need to learn about Bitcoin because Bitcoin's coming their backyard What has been working from your year and a half of doing this actively and putting boots on the ground? The things that have helped the most are Well, first of all getting clear of FTX collapse. I mean that is this is what I just tweeted this out yesterday. It's like I Still can't believe that we passed two bills into law in the middle of that collapse and it was a very testy time in the space so getting clear of FTX is Only gonna help us the other is just the way we Approach the conversation around Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining the way we pitch it is that we really focus on the benefits We do not talk about the technical side We do not try to explain how Bitcoin or Bitcoin mining works We give a very brief overview if they want more information Of course, we will dive deeper with them and we are very good at doing that you always have to be ready for those questions, but It's very important to just keep it as simple as possible Most of these policymakers have not made up their minds at all about any of this stuff They hear it in the news over there. They're their nephews trading crypto You know, like they're it's like they've got stuff all over the place, you know, you got some hardline anti -crypto anti -bitcoin Democrats You know, you've got some vocal Republicans, but they're not really like hardline yet. Like there's just not a lot of like really built -in statements or viewpoints on this on this technology and So what we do is we just go in and we say okay like Out of everything you've heard a lot of some of it is true some of it is not but most importantly what we're here to do is try to explain to you the value of Bitcoin mining for your state so we pitch Bitcoin mining and we it's a five benefits I mentioned earlier it can bring jobs local investment great stability Environmental cleanup and the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects and out of those five No one ever says anything bad about it But out of those five usually a policy maker will say oh What kind of jobs does it make or like, you know, oh I I didn't know it could clean up the environment it's like an instant like gateway to being able to have a conversation about something they care about because usually you're hitting on something there like if it's not the economy if It's not the environment if it's not energy like at the local state level like those topics are huge Because the vast majority of energy policy is set at the state level. The vast majority of job creation is done at the state level And then a lot of this these like sort of decisions around how much green energy they're going to be building done at the state Level a lot of environmental stuff done in the state level Yeah, DC throws around big pockets big buckets of money at everybody and they certainly have regulations But a lot of these decisions are made by local state policymakers And so they care if they care a lot about these issues probably themselves, but also their voters care a lot about those issues Particularly the jobs one comes up a lot because we we know in the mining space that we create a lot of rule And jobs and jobs and economically depressed zones where it's very difficult to create jobs nearly impossible to create like long -lasting jobs So the moment you say oh we create jobs in rural areas. They're like boom the brain turns on like well How do you do that? Because that's really important to me As an example in New Hampshire, we've I've been there a few times now In the there's an area called the North Country. There's like no jobs It's a whole thing like they call it jobs for the North Country is like one of their pitches So when we go there and we talk about Bitcoin mining, we're like jobs for the North Country jobs for the North Country It's because it's true and it's something they care a lot about so that yeah, that's that's generally how we pitch it We do not talk about Too much about Bitcoin in the past We haven't talked too much about Bitcoin to the extent that it's like oh you're gonna need this because it's good as hedge for inflation or XYZ like we sort of stay away from that and focus on things that Like mining that we know will deliver value now, we've expanded our policy. We've expanded the way that we that we talk about it But we haven't gone into this new legislative cycle yet So yeah, that was all done everything that we just talked about that we've done and that we have done It was done in early 2023. We prep for it in early 20 or in late 2022 Now we are prepping for 2024 in late 2023 So we got we sort of have an idea of where things are gonna go and what we're gonna do and we're in a really Great position. In fact, we could be active in up to 20 states we probably won't be active in that many but we have the opportunity to be active in up to 20 states and as a Form of context we only introduced law or excuse me introduced policy in seven states, so we were only able to actually convince seven states to Try to pass our bills Whereas like this cycle, I think that number will be closer to like 10 or 15 only seven states That sounds like a lot of airline miles to me so it can be yeah. Yeah, this seems seems like a lot of work Okay, so we got a lot of that laid out Let's go and talk about some of the more aggressive headlines We've seen recently and we're speaking about the New York Times article that dropped to believe a week ago for listeners Check out that in the show notes will include that I think we also talked about the news roundup last week Essentially, there's a Cheyenne Wyoming based Bitcoin miner They are owned and operated by a Chinese national group that has some ties according to the New York Times to the Chinese Communist Party essentially the story boiled down to Microsoft is near this plant it's Bitcoin mining plant the US government has a missile siloed nearby an Air Force base nearby and Microsoft is worried that this Bitcoin mining base could be used for foreign intelligence reasons Then we also have the story down in Arkansas, which we'll get down to in a second But let's start with this first one this this thing with Chinese nationalist groups Bitcoin mining obviously to to you and I is more of an energy game and it's very simple, right? It's just like plugging machine. Let it hash I'm gonna collect some Bitcoin and then there's those five benefits you talked about to outsiders though. They're not thinking about that They're thinking about all these people coming into rural areas and even foreign investment Has that been a struggle when you've been talking to lobbyists groups or talking to people in state houses have they brought this up to you? Yeah, definitely it's um, it's a major concern I would say Most Americans like average American especially rural Americans care a lot about the encroachment of the CCP on on the United States from from a physical perspective so like from a geographical perspective they don't like the idea of a CCP owned controlled or even highly influenced business You know being next to them and then definitely not being in and around me sort of military installations I believe the location in Cheyenne is near a Also, is that the one that's also near a nuclear plant or a nuclear missile site as well? So yeah, something like that Yeah, so I share the concern like that I think the premise is like Do you want foreign adversaries to be in and around any sort of? Military installation any sort of critical infrastructure You know generally I like my stance is like I'm very like pro people coming here starting their businesses You know trying to accomplish the American dream, but at the same time We also have to be concerned about whether or not those businesses have strong links to You know the CCP or you know A lot of people care a lot about also like Russian oligarchs and their ability to influence America American politics American infrastructure you know the big argument today is that the electrical infrastructure is a critical part of national security and That we need to be doing everything we can to protect it and I agree I think that's important all of those things are important that we should we should keep an eye on them The the thing that I don't like is when the New York Times tried to spin this article as if like Bitcoin mining was some sort of like really powerful tool in the hands of the CCP like next to these sites I don't think it really matters what business was there.
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A highlight from 123: Part 4: Rikk Rambo Survives Two Shootings, An Assassination Attempt, and an 800-Pound Grizzly
"I will tell you that we arrested, they came after my partner and I, they were surveilling my house. We caught them. We caught them surveilling the house. Like I said, this story would take a long time to tell about why DEA was slow to react. I can just say if management had been different all the way to the top, I think things would have been differently, but it doesn't take many cogs in that wheel to cause bad things to happen. But we documented surveillance on our homes. Nothing was done on a little island like St. Croix. Nothing was done. But yeah, ultimately they machine gunned my partner's personal vehicle. That day, one of my other task force partners and I, a guy named Chris, Chris and I had been Angel's babysitting son while he worked a second job. So we came back that night to the house with Bomb B, his little boy, the kind of kid that would make you wish you had him. I'd never had children, but I think about Bomb B and I wish I would have had kids. I mean, he makes you wish you had kids, but yeah, we dropped him off at the, dropped off the house, kind of hung out for a little bit, had a little bite to eat with the family and everything and dropped Bomb B off and then we all kind of left at the same time. Angel's dad, he's just an old fisherman, just an old St. Croix fisherman, he borrowed the truck that night. The truck that Angel and I went fishing in, you could ride it down the beach, just a little island truck, a little rusted out Nissan island truck. Angel's father, as we're all leaving, his father took the truck and was going to use the truck for something that next day and we all leave. Well, they were surveilling from a distance, probably from the mountain across the way. And so we all leave. Well, they always saw, they knew Angel, that was his truck and also Angel and I were always, we did stuff we did in that truck, but yeah, they let that truck get about a mile or two from the house into a kind of like a deserted part of the island and then pull it up next to it in a full -size Dodge Ram pickup truck with two automatic weapons and just let them have it. And luckily his dad, I'm telling you, if there's a big guy upstairs, he was watching out for Majean, that's his nickname, it was Majean, Angel's father, but yeah, somebody's watching out for him. He took five, I think it was five rounds, they were all skinning shots across his face. One went through a lip and in his teeth, but all of them were, and they were still rifled, I mean, they were still spinning straight and true through the window. So he took those across the face. The one that almost killed him went through his arm and went through the door metal on the car keyhole. The bullet turned sideways, full metal jacket bullet turned sideways, hit him in the arm and nicked his breaky artery. But nevertheless, they stopped their truck in front of him to finish, they figured probably it was either my partner or me or both of us. But they come back and Majean, who had been shot, he was still conscious, he saw them gal the truck putting magazines in their rifles through the shattered glass in the windshield. He carried a .357 Magnum because he worked for a restaurant and he did their night deposits for their money, so he had a permit to carry and he had a little .357 Magnum in the truck with him. Well he got, he just shot right through the windshield at him, he got five of six rounds, he passed out before he could get that sixth round off, but that was enough to scare those guys back into the truck, figuring it's one or both of us still alive and getting out of there. And then the ball rolled down from there. We arrested a bunch of people that we knew were involved in other things, we couldn't get them for that for that point in time, but we had them on other charges and the federal magistrate down there let them all go on bond, which is, yeah, so, but that was, you know, in the end analysis that was the best thing that could have happened because over the course of the next eight months we had eleven or twelve tertiary, I mean, primary bad guys and a whole lot of secondaries and tertiary bad guys, but the primaries in that case, of the eleven primaries, eight of them were killed within that next, I don't know, eight months to ten months. Some of them were killed typical island fashion where somebody just runs up real quick and shoots you a bunch of times while you're playing dominoes in like a little place or whatever. Other ones were pretty spectacular, getting shot from a distance, a team coming in that looked like paramilitary and taking them out, but in the end analysis, all those bad guys, except for two primaries, or three, I'm sorry, three primaries, they were all wiped out. I mean, very well done in that time period and the final three end up getting theirs. I think the two of them end up getting life in prison without federal life in prison. So it had a happy ending, but it took a little bit of time. The island was safe for everybody to go back. I know my partner, Majito, his whole family had a little girl, a little boy and his wife. They evacuated them off of St. Croix. They ended up being able to go up and visit my parents way up north in Ohio and get to see snow for the first time and go sled riding and all that. They had a nice time being evacuated, but it was actually by the time it was all said and done, they had a safe place to go back to. All the main bad guys, they were all kaput. And in the secondary and tertiary areas, they either went to jail or they were so afraid because they didn't know who did it. And it was done professionally. I mean, some of the hits, they were done quite well. And so a lot of those bad guys for a couple of years after that were like, oh, boy, let's hide in the basement for a while. Did you get any insight on who was behind those hits? Nope, nobody ever saw that one.
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Ron DeSantis Weighs in on Nikki Haley's Gubernatorial Record
"Bring it up if she does bring it up she's very defensive about it what do you make of that well look mark at the end of the day are you somebody that's producing results or are you just in office to bide time and my view was I sat when I down at the desk in the state capitol when I first took office as governor I looked around the office said I don't know what SOB is going to succeed me but they're not going to have anything to do because I'm taking all the meat off the bone I'm I'm not gonna waste any time I'm gonna get all this stuff I promised done and I've done that everything I promised I would do I have delivered on and these are very consequential things as you mentioned I think somebody like Nikki she's Haley running away from her record as governor because her main task as governor she saw it was to recruit investment from the Chinese Communist Party into South China she was the number one ranked governor at bringing in China into her state when she was governor and she actually South Carolina gave away mill land to the CCP five miles away from a military base for them to do a business venture there and that was very consistent she went to China with the World Economic Forum back in the day she took other junkets there and this was something she wrote a love letter to the ambassador when she was governor saying what a great friend China was so that's just that's very consistent that was her world view that was what she did now she's trying to say she's a completely different person on all that and she's trying to trying to run away from it she's also never gotten involved in fight a and actually fought on behalf of conservatives and won me for example we've lot of done different things in Florida like protect girls and women from having boys and men go into their bathrooms and locker rooms when she was governor of South Carolina she killed a bill that was being proposed that would have provided those protections and so this is just a pattern with kind of how she does things doesn't stand up when it matters is basically catering to the more liberal Republican donor class. now this Republican donor class is interesting because I was watching one billionaire on TV And it was bizarre sometimes I wonder how these guys get to be billionaires But that's but just me governor anyway first he said he supported Trump then he supported then he supported Tim Scott now he's supporting Nikki Haley isn't that kind of bizarre I mean do these billionaire donors not all them but these these what is it it's the the flavor of the day or they all now all the ruling class corporatists are they now and I'm I'm yes this gonna suggest is the case the ruling class rhino corporatists are now betting on Nikki Haley a lot of them are no well I think there's a couple things one I think the fact that a guy like me I'm not just
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A highlight from 108. Trust Yourself EFT Tapping Meditation + Talk
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In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
A highlight from The LayerZero Airdrop Is Almost Here! How To Prepare NOW!
"Layer Zero is one of the most anticipated projects in crypto. In today's video, I want to run through a few major things to do with the Layer Zero airdrop. Is it too late to qualify for what could be one of the biggest airdrops in crypto history? If it is, how can you still make money from the Layer Zero ecosystem and how can you prepare yourself for an impending airdrop? Some of the indicators that I'm going to show you in today's video show us that a potential airdrop could be happening very, very soon. So if you've been following Layer Zero at all over the past couple of years, you should pay attention to today's video. So looking in front of us, it's clear that Layer Zero is one of the biggest projects in crypto just by sheer size in terms of how much they've raised. They raised $6 .3 million to begin with, relatively humble beginnings, but still led by MultiCoin Capital and Binance. But then they came in with massive backers in A16Z, Coinbase and Amoca, MultiCoin, and then actually Christie's led their own funding round. And then they've had some massive funding rounds since then with $120 million raised at a valuation of $3 billion. So the latest raise that occurred on the 4th of April, 2023 indicates that Layer Zero is a $3 billion protocol. And look, when the token gets listed on the market, it's likely that it's worth even more than that in terms of the actual token price itself, because the raising value and the total market capitalization, FDV, is a very different thing. For example, Arbitrum launched at like, what, 12 bill FDV, and they raised nowhere near that. Obviously, investors need to make a return on investment, right? But what we do know is that for investors to get a return on investment, airdrops are one of the vehicles, so basically by launching a token, that the projects can essentially pay back its investors and pay back its stakeholders. So incentivizing these investors with the token is one of the major ways that attracted this much liquidity. And there's also a way that they can bootstrap liquidity on the ecosystem to ensure the success of the Layer Zero protocol long term. And when you have an airdrop, obviously that means, especially with a big valuation, that there's going to be a slice of the pie given out to the community. And the bigger the raise, the more the slice of the pie is going to be. And with Layer Zero being such a big protocol from a valuation perspective, it's no doubt that it could be when the airdrop comes, one of the biggest airdrops in crypto history, one of the biggest airdrops that we've ever seen. And this is one I've been preparing for for quite some time. You can see here I did my first full deep dive on Layer Zero back in October 2022, over one year ago now. If you've been farming this airdrop for over a year, you're in an amazing, amazing position. I actually mentioned it even before this in the context of another thread, which amalgamated a bunch of other airdrops as well. And I also did a follow up earlier in the year as a last warning, a last reminder. And I also did videos on it on crypto banter at the time that you should highly consider going for the Layer Zero airdrop if you haven't already for the people that weren't already farming the airdrop. So I hope I've prepared you guys for what could be a potential airdrop. But if you haven't been farming the airdrop and if you've done nothing on Layer Zero, don't worry. Towards the end of this video, I'm going to show you a way that you can still make money in the ecosystem because there's going to be a massive amount of liquidity coming into the ecosystem. Once the airdrop takes place, like Arbitrum, there were tons of opportunities on the protocol side. And there's actually a couple trades right now, which I believe are decent Layer Zero proxy trades, which I want to get into. But for the ones that are potentially looking at an airdrop, I'm sure you want to know when airdrop, well, we got some really interesting revelations over the last few days. It's funny, if you look at the poly market odds for Layer Zero airdrop, if you go into the week, they spiked to an 84 % probability based on the market's interpretation of the Layer Zero airdrop, due to the fact that the SSL certificate was officially lodged. And we can see that the lodging issuers do show that a Layer Zero Foundation common name was issued. Now, what an SSL is, is it's a digital certificate that authenticates a website's identity and enables an encrypted connection. Companies and organizations need to add SSL certificates to their websites to secure online transactions and keep customer information private and secure. We saw an SSL certificate application for Arbitrum the week before their airdrop announcement. We also saw the day before the airdrop announcement Arbitrum pump in terms of its poly market odds, enabling people to speculate on it beforehand. So this obviously has led a lot of people to believe that a Layer Zero airdrop could be coming sooner rather than later. But it's been a bit of a saga on the day since we saw that odds because we've seen people out of the Layer Zero camp say that nobody actually manually triggered the lodgement of that certificate and that they thought it was an automated event, which is quite interesting. But then again, Arbitrum did deny a lot of these things until they went live. So they may be stalling, they may have known about it. We don't have full transparency over what the team is doing here and what the team is up to. All we know is that things are looking like there's going to be an airdrop and Q4 has been touted for quite some time in terms of the period where we'd get an airdrop. And obviously we're in November heading into December. It's really, really close to a potential airdrop if not the snapshot's probably been taken already, right? And if they do choose to delay then 2024 Q1 could be a logical period for them to launch an airdrop. So CC2 summarised the current airdrop situation for Layer Zero. He anticipates that this week either they'll push a significant announcement that the snapshot occurred. This would indicate that an airdrop is coming soon. He said that the smartest minds that he talked to said waiting until at least Wednesday. So it's currently Tuesday, maybe Wednesday in some countries depending on where you're watching it from. So that still hasn't happened yet. He also said the other outcome could potentially be them not announcing anything beyond the usual chain and partnership integration. And potentially the airdrop happens either later in Q4, so December, or maybe in the new year. If it is in the new year, it's unlikely they do it over the holiday period. It's more likely that they do it in late January or early February in my opinion. But if we look at the Polymarket odds right now, the market is saying that it's roughly a 50 -50 split versus whether or not there will be an airdrop. So that is fluctuating and it's interesting because there's a vehicle for speculation there if you do want to speculate on a potential airdrop. It could be within the next 10 days, possibly, if the SSL certificate is an indicator like it was for Arbitrum. But I still think if you are in line for a Layer Zero airdrop, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. If you did follow my airdrop guides, though I think you're in an amazing position to get an airdrop, if you didn't follow those guides, I think there's maybe a possibility the snapshot isn't taken. But for me, it's not a high -risk roleplay anymore. You're better off because these guys have had years, your competition essentially, have had years or over a year to build up trading volume across Stargate, across bridging volume, frequency, all of that stuff that's obviously going to play into who gets a big airdrop. If you're starting today, you're not going to have time unless you're a whale to build up that volume and you're definitely not going to hit the frequency or the time components or the governance on the STG side, those components that could provide a little bit of nuance to benefit our loyal users of the laser ecosystem because they're clearly going to want to reward those guys too and try and knock out cyber wallets. So I think if you've missed it and you haven't been airdrop farming, I would turn my attention to some of the next biggest airdrops, a few that I could think of off the top of my head. You've got Starknet, you've got Linear, these kind of airdrops that I've done videos on. If you search up airdrops, Miles Deutch, or Crypto Banta, I'm sure lots of videos come up from my show because I've done guides in the past. But yeah, I would definitely turn my attention to focusing on those if you missed the Layer Zero airdrop. If you did miss it though, now let's talk about the ecosystem because here are where some interesting trades start to present themselves. So one, I think that the Layer Zero airdrop could act as stimulus for the overall ecosystem. You can see in front of you some of the key ecosystem dapps. But two, I think in the lead up to the airdrop, if people want to speculate on the Layer Zero token before the token is officially launched, then you're going to have to use ecosystem dapps as a proxy bet. So there's kind of two plays here. There's kind of a buy the rumor or airdrop trade heading into the airdrop. And then there is also like a concrete play on additional liquidity entering the ecosystem. Or maybe the Layer Zero token launches a little bit overvalued, right? And people try and play the proxies, the catch up plays based on relative valuations, because we don't quite know where Layer Zero is going to land in terms of its valuation, although I expect it to be probably a top 20, if not a top 10 protocol, given the fact it has a three bill valuation on the cap table, which is one of the biggest raises in crypto history in terms of value, alongside things like Starknet and Scroll, these other L2 type products, which are charging massive, massive, massive valuations. So the ecosystem is an interesting trade. Within the ecosystem, two tokens really stand out Stargate being one of them being pretty much your primary Layer Zero powered application and Radiance as well, which is an application that gives you exposure to not only the Layer Zero ecosystem as they use Layer Zero to power their multi chain borrowing and lending strategies, but also the Arbitrum ecosystem, which currently has its incentive grants taking place at the moment, as well as an underlying EIP narrative and Arbitrum staking, which just got proposed to. So I'm pretty bullish on the Arbitrum ecosystem at the moment, I'm bullish on Layer Zero. So radiant becomes a decent proxy bet. So I have been adding radiant at some of these key levels, I've made two buys into radiant around the mid range here at the 23 cent zone, bought a little bit more on the breakout here at 24. My next add up add zone will be after any major pullbacks, we are heading into a bit of resistance. But if we do get a market pullback, and I think Sheldon talked about that on his show, Radiance definitely one that that's on my watch list. And I highly recommend if you haven't already, you make a trading view watch list, a buy list, a trading list, whatever to track the tokens that you're currently interested in. Because radiant is definitely online. And it's definitely one that I'm watching on that I talked about in yesterday's show and my weekly watchlist on Twitter as well that I post every Monday. So radiance one Stargate is actually the other one, which hasn't actually moved up as much as Radiance. So you can see from the bottom Stargates moved up 44%. Actually, they're pretty similar. And over the last few days, Radiance moved up 44 % as well. They've both moved up Stargate probably hasn't had that massive thrust based on prior price action due to the fact that there is some impending supply overhang due to FTX. Radiant for that reason becomes my preferred play of the two. But if you zoom out onto the weekly, you can see Stargate, although it has moved, I mean, still significantly down from highs and you can put radiant in the same category as well. Although it has made a significant push up from the bottom and is now coming into this major mid range territory here, if you want to draw out like major timeframes on the weekly where you'd be drawing out your horizontal support around this level at the 32 cent zone. So making its way into that area, that is the area that I'll target any sort of pullbacks back down towards range low, I think would be a great zone to load up for a potential targeting of this upper bound at the 32 cent zone, which I think eventually we will get to in my opinion. So these two become decent proxy bets on layer zero if you haven't got any exposure to the ecosystem, either through the applications or through the airdrop. One thing I'm doing for a token like radiant specifically, because it's on the Arbitrum chain, I've been using Kyber AI to actually track the momentum for the token based on AI data. So if you go into Kyber AI, there's a link in the description below to sign up for beta access, and you switch to the Arbitrum network, you click on radiant capital, you can actually see the momentum for radiant. So when this ticks into bearish territory, that's when I'm going to start. So you see here when the Kyber score goes super bearish at 26 cents, it ticked upwards and then it pumps to 28 cents. When we have reversals like this, and we get sub 20 on the Kyber score, which is a metric that takes into account a bunch of on chain analysis, if that lines up with a broader market pullback, that is one of the confluence indicators that I will use to buy more radiant. So I'm monitoring Kyber AI all the time, you can create watch lists on Kyber AI, put all of the tokens that you're trading in there, and you can use that to solidify your trading strategy. So that's a good tip. It gives you all sorts of on chain analysis and data, which is of course amalgamated into that Kyber score, which is based on machine learning. But you've also got also a bunch of in depth order flow type statistics like trading volume, net flow to whale wallets, etc. Centralised exchanges, number of transfers, all that really in depth data that's going to help the on chain sleuths on chain traders out there. So that's something I'm using with a link in the description below to access it if you haven't already. I want to give you an update on my radiant bots as well. I've been doing a lot of trading bots recently, you've probably seen some of my trading bot videos. I want to give you a quick update on my radiant grid bot. So my futures DCA martingale strategy is currently up 75%. So doing really, really well up a p &l of $200. It's a small test position for me, but nonetheless, pretty impressive p &l, which I actually put my full size into this. But I've just been testing out bots radiant worked really well because it was within a range. And it got some nice averages while it was within this range, you see this range here. And then when it broke out, a lot of those cells got to execute. And that's why the p &l really pumped on that one. And then you can also see I've got another grid strategy, a futures grid strategy, which isn't a martingale strategy, which basically alters the buy size depending on Yeah, if you go down, it kind of doubles up martingale doubles every time and takes profit on the next grid. The futures grid is more linear, so it doesn't double, but this one's up $85. And 34%, one of my highest performing bots as well. So for me, a great way to get exposure to these trades isn't just through trading them on leverage, it's actually through setting up bots and setting up the parameters to trade buy and sell radiant within a certain range, when you get a breakout, you can actually execute on a lot of these orders. So if you're bullish on a token, setting up a long DCA gridbot is not a bad idea. If you know what you're doing, I have a tutorial, which I'll link in the description to okxgridbots if you want to learn more about it, and you're confused what the hell I'm talking about. I've done an entire video on this that will be in the description below that you can check out. I want to give a quick shout out to one of our official show partners, which is SmartX. If you are interested in earning passive income on any of the tokens listed on the AMM across Arbitrum, BNB, base and polygon, you can do so in the description below and get access to APRs of up to 60 % on the SmartX platform. And SmartX is really cool because they've engineered a way to drastically reduce the negative effects of impermanent loss. If you go into their on -chain compare function, you can actually see the performance of SmartX pools versus similar pools on other AMMs like Uniswap v3. And you can see, for example, the Arbitrum USDC pool is performing a lot better in terms of impermanent loss. Actually, it's in impermanent gain versus the other pools. And this is because of the algorithm that SmartX has. So in the past, putting a stablecoin alongside a token that you like hasn't been the best because if the token pumps, it really limits your upside. And it can also really screw you on the downside if the token moves significantly in price against the other asset. That's what impermanent loss is. With an application like SmartX, you can often get much better results where you can maintain the efficiency of the token that you're in, the efficiency of the LP overall, because you'll be pairing it with another token, of course. There's many examples of this, the Matic USDC pools the same, much better performance overall, net performance 7 .8 % versus these other pools which are much lower. You can see this as well in USDT, BNB. So all this is transparent. You can check out the on -chain compare function on their website. And yeah, link in the description below if you want to deposit liquidity or swap or even stake some of your assets. So link in the description below to SmartX and also to the OKX video and also to Kyber AI if you want to check out some of the AI -powered data that I've been referring to in the show. Hope you enjoyed today's show on Layer Zero. Hopefully it gives you a bit of info into how I'm trading it. Pretty bullish on Stargate and Radiant, especially if we get a pullback. Those will be tokens that I look at adding to. I am pretty excited for the Layer Zero airdrop as someone that's been involved in it for over a year. It's going to be amazing. I can't wait for the day. We may need to wait a little bit longer now, but I mean, we may even be surprised towards the back end of this week. So keep your eye out for that. And yeah, it's a super exciting time. We can actually see Layer Zero's trading already on the hyper liquid market. So it's an IOU contract which enables you to buy it. So if you really want to buy it now, you can actually buy Layer Zero, but you won't actually own the token. It's an IOU. And often these are really overpriced. It ended up coming down significantly in price when the token actually launches. So I will see you in the next show. Have a lovely rest of your day. Peace out.
A highlight from The Decline of Critical Thinking in Education
"All of this just screams that there's a void of leadership, right? There's a void of leadership in our federal government. So things happening across this country and across the world, when America used to be the strongest leader in the world, and the things happening now are because of the void of leadership under this Biden presidency, the void of leadership in states like New York and California and Illinois, cries for defunding the police. That's what has led to all of this. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick, along with my partner, Mike Speraza. Mike, it is Election Day. We've been waiting and waiting and waiting. And here it is, November 7th. I will say it's a big day, especially here in Erie County. I do want to say, Mike, kudos to you. We used to have some really good bloopers on intros coming into the podcast, and we haven't had one in a while. You've been on your game for like two years straight. We first started this. We would used to do a couple of reboots, you and I. But we've had a good run with the start of the podcast. Old pros, right? We are old pros now. We should pull some of those out. Those are actually fun. Maybe we'll do that. We'll do a little blooper reel of a podcast someday. There's probably some with Mike and Glenn, too. I'm there's sure often some fun stuff happening before we actually record or during recordings. But, yeah. So, Mike, I want to definitely spend some time today on the importance of voting and how people will vote here in Erie County. I mean, one of the things I'd say about that and I'll pick up more on that later. Everyone always wonders, what can I do? I'm only one person. Nothing. You know, I can't make a difference. You know, you hear all the excuses. And honestly, I just give so much credit to like Mike and Glenn. Mike is sending out texts saying, tell your mother, your father, your brothers, your sisters, your aunts, your uncles, your nephews, your nieces, your cousins. Tell them to get out and vote. Like, we have to spread the word. We can't all believe that we can't make a difference because we can. We'll talk a little bit more about that shortly. But, Mike, first, war rages on in Gaza and calls for a ceasefire persist from the left. They just can't acknowledge that these bad guys, these terrorists, these savages all in Hamas have to be eradicated. Yeah. I mean, this is this is a pretty wild revelation for me, to be honest. We've talked about this on this show and our morning show a few times now. But I really I'm kind of at a loss. Right. I mean, you've said it. You know, if Pearl Harbor went and happened right, if America just said, oops, they didn't mean it, you know, what are we supposed to do? You know, if 9 -11 happened in America and said, oh, no big deal. I mean, that's that's what this sounds like. And this idea of ceasefire, Glenn said it when he came on the radio show Saturday, Mike, before you were on the show. He said he goes, people don't realize Hamas has been shooting bombs into Israel for like last three decades. You don't hear AOC talking about that. You don't hear Talib talking about that. There wasn't a call for ceasefire when they were doing that. Right. And that's the part that that to me is is pretty sickening. Like, again, I'm not saying I want America involved in the war. Let me just stress that. I'm not saying put our troops on the ground. I'm saying Israel has every right to do what they feel is right to get Hamas out of their neighboring countries, to get the Lebanese forces that are terrorists out of their neighboring countries. Like, I have no problem with that. I would do this if Canada was this way and we knew there were known terrorist cells in Canada shooting rockets at America. We wouldn't put up with that for 10 seconds, Mike, not one bomb, not one bomb. And we put up with that for no. And there's an Israeli defense system called the Iron Dome. Now, if anyone's listening or listens sometime after today, Tuesday, November 7th, we have never proclaimed to be Middle Eastern experts. OK, I will never proclaim to be that I don't want to be a Middle Eastern expert, but I'll tell you what, if I'm living 10 miles away from some group who just randomly will shoot missiles to try to destroy the group that I'm part of and me, I think we have a right to say those people have to be eradicated. We've got to get rid of them. I mean, I don't I don't know how people can be so dismissive and be so ignorant of that fact. And Mike, look at evil happens. It's happened for millions of years. Right. We can even go back just to 100. We had an Adolf Hitler, right? There were innocent Germans that died in World War Two because of the evilness of, you know, Adolf Hitler. Benito Mussolini, same war, right, was an evil dictator in Italy. Right. Innocent Italians died. I'm an Italian. Innocent Italians died because of the evil of their leader. This and it's terrible. And I hope that no, you know, innocent Palestinian or innocent Israeli dies, just like I hoped that no innocent Russian or innocent Ukrainian would die. But this is what happens when evil happens. There are innocent bystanders to that. That doesn't mean, though, that you can just say, well, we can't let anything happen. So we're just going to let these Hamas terrorists kill our innocent people like it just doesn't work like that. No. And here here are Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini says that he expressed strong regret over the crimes of the Zionist regime. So this is still the stuff you hear from Iran's leader going to talk to Hamas's leaders, going to talk to Hezbollah. I mean, they believe they have every right to eradicate the Jews from this earth. And they are justified in doing what they did on October 7th, one month ago. They have they have no regard for that as as being evil. They think it's completely justified because Jews should not exist. The Israeli state should not exist.
A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from RadCast Rewind: Episode with Fishing Legend Al Linder, Now on Carbon TV
"Hey, Radcast is on. And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. There's nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. Hayling from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thank you so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrill. Again, Al, it's great to have you on the program. I do want to give a quick shout out to Danny Kertola, my cousin, for helping set this up with Al. That was a big deal. Thanks, Danny. Yeah, so I really appreciate Danny and Al. Just want to welcome you to the show. Al, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. It's going to be well below zero tonight. So Al, that's probably one of the big motivations for Patrick and I to start this podcast is we both have young families and we're both avidly into the outdoors, whether it's fishing, hunting, or a little bit of both. So that's our goal is to recruit new anglers and new hunters to the outdoors. The timing is really appropriate for it. We've got a whole new recruitment coming in because of COVID that our sport has never seen before, experience in the outdoors. And they need some guidance in a lot of cases to respect the resource. And that's an important part of what's happening now with these whole lot of these newbies coming in. Yeah, it's been fun to watch you over the years because you've really helped teach everybody about that. And I know as a kid, I always looked forward to outdoor life coming in the mail and also in Fisherman Magazine, because that was the thing was I wanted to learn more about fishing and growing up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it was like a dead zone of fishing. There's really not much close unless you're going to drive two hours to Glendo, three and a half hours to Seminole, five hours to Boyson, you just forget about it. There's just nothing there. You talk about teaching people. I was reading that as much as I could, because I knew when I went, I had to really capitalize on those trips. And you've done an amazing job about that. And I just wanted to know if you could just share some tips with us, what's some key strategies of getting kids and just other anglers out on the water? What are some good strategies and tips? Number one, make sure you take them when you can get them back. I can't hold eyes how important that is, especially with the younger ones that have shorter tension spans. And it is critical that barber is going down or something pulling on the end of that line. And that's one. And even with new adults, and we have a lot of those coming into the sport now that have never fished before. And yes, they have patience where the young people don't, however, their patience will reign after one or two trips without getting a bite. It's the biggest hindrance that I've seen to our sport and your people back. The key is getting a bite to light that fire. They got to catch something. And you don't want to take them out in miserable weather conditions. You have to weather good and do everything in your power to make sure that they get back. And the reason people fish and continue to fish is they had a good experience and a good experience is something pulling on the end of their line. That's really the reason you're out there. That's what motivates people. It's the miracle of a fish. It is amazing to me, my entire life in this business to see what a fish can do to change somebody's life. Yeah, a kid sitting on the dock catching bluegills and all of a sudden nowhere, a two pound bass runs out from under the dock and grabs your bait. You never had your catching your six and having a ball and out of this bass is there. Your hook did break where you landed your life forever. Somebody has never met fish. Yeah, they heard something about it. They're going out with somebody that knows something about all of a sudden next to the boat. This monster opens his mouth and bites on it. It's an image that burns into your spirit that will change. It never goes away. That's what lights the fire in this sport. And it's why it's so important that the end of good weather to do it. And that's the key is to get them action. And then if they're really young, you know, after two, three hours, they like to think around and alive. You get a few fish around all kids like that. They're fascinated with fish bouncing around in the life. And that's the key. It really is the key to keep them motivated, keep them fishing action in a short period of time. But again, with the adult or even a young person after after. So you get them out for two trips the third time. Yeah, you're going to say you want to go fishing with me today. You got too bad experience that they're going to go back and play video games. So the interest won't be there. Well, I was fortunate enough to grow up near Saltwater and my dad in the Pacific Northwest. We did a lot of salmon and halibut and deep sea. And I got introduced very young to fishing. We actually just had a podcast with my dad on talking about starting that fire that you're talking about. I'm curious, who was the fishing mentor in your life? The person that got you hooked on fishing? Well, actually, my brother's 10 years my senior. And he took me everywhere from the time I was a little kid. He's seeing a burning passion. He shared that he said there was something about it from the time you were little. You were obsessed with fish and fishing. And he nurtured that. He actually nurtured that in him being 10 years older than I am. Yeah, he took me under his wing. And I had some really good experiences in those years. One of them that really fed my passion for fishing was my mother. And this is strange, but I got to share that story with you. My brother obviously loved the fish. So he took me everywhere we could go. We fished all over the ponds and lakes and creeks and rivers in between Chicago and Milwaukee. And there's many of them. And we were out every moment we could go. He'd be able to go the way he took me. But my mother really liked to fish. And she's seen people would ask me at a young age, wouldn't you go to a Christmas gathering of family or friends like this? And yeah, what are you going to do when you grow up? Boldly coming? I'm going to be living fishing. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to look at you. Oh, OK. You're going to blow it off. And my mother, she, under the guy, my brother, would she at Christmas time or birthdays or special event every time I found my Christmas presents and gifts were the latest, greatest fishing tackle in the industry, whether it was a rod, a reel, a lure, magazines, books, anything that she fed that fed it and fed it. Never said that's a dumb thing. How are you going to make a living in a fishing industry? Especially at that time, that many years ago. Yeah. And the only thing you get, you tackle manufacturers and outdoor writers that at that time, one of the inspiring outdoor writers to me as a kid was Jason Lucas. He wrote for Sports of Field at that time. And he wrote a book called Lucas on Bass. And I'll bet you I read it a dozen times. It marked every page, the experiences burned into my mind. But experiences like that, and then television, I remember pioneers of the TV fishing business, the first one, his name was Gattabot Gattis, the Flying Fisherman. He was the first one that syndicated television fishing shows. And he'd fly to different locations all over the country and share his fishing experience, Gattabot Gattis. And then that led to Virgil Ward, that was the true championship fishing. And he was the one that lit by fire to get into the fishing industry and do a television show in the business. He was here in my hometown in Brainerd, Minnesota, when we were starting Lindy Jackal Company. And his producer, his name was Jayden, he gave us a call at the office one day and he says, Hi, I'm Dave Jayden, I'm with Virgil Ward, championship fishing. We've been in the area for three days. We're having, we want to do well, I should have went to Bass Busters gig. And he says, can you help? And I understand with the way you're a really good fisherman, everybody says, go call Al if you want one. So should we do a show? That's absolutely. We went out, we got a phenomenal show shot in four hours, he got everything done. He's all happy. He took off, went back to Missouri, and we finished that. My brother looks at me that night, we're talking. He says, that's great. He does a television show and talks about the lures that he manufactures. I said, we could do that. We got, why don't we start a television fishing show and help with that's what led our fire. And that was it. That trip went there and we bought a camera. I mean, that's what camera and my brother learned how to use it and how to voice tape together. And you're shooting with film at that time. You had to rewind these stories on how you get into the game and into the fishing industry and into the sport and the different aspects that are available. You get these different stories from everybody that is enough to make a living business. But I'll go back to what I said just a little bit. Just what a fish could do to change somebody's life. It's astounding to me how it happens all the time. One experience with a fish and just bam, your life is changed by it. Yeah, I agree. It's an amazing experience. I remember catching fish when I was little and how it lit my fire. And again, I promised that I would do this on the podcast and I hope it's not lost because you hear this stuff a lot. But my friend Seth Ewing, who lives in northern Idaho and myself, we grew up just eating up your shows and the magazine. And it really did benefit both of us. He's an incredible fly fisherman and he learned a lot from your fly fishing video that you guys put out with Dahlberg. And I love the smallmouth and the walleye and those kind of species. And so it's just one of those things where I hope it's not lost on you when you hear us say thank you so much for doing all of that because it really did inspire a lot of people across the United States and the world to go out and fish and to take other people fishing, which I think is really cool. One of the things that I always enjoyed and my dad and I always enjoyed watching you fish was just the joy on your face. You were always chuckling and laughing and having a great time. We were just living vicariously through you as the wind blew about 70 miles an hour through Cheyenne, but it's just, it really did make a big difference. And I do want to, I want to ask about this because this is really important to David and I, we both have little kids and we take them out fishing, hunting different activities and you have kids of your own. And I know like he's very influential and big into the fishing business as well. But can you talk a little bit about what that was like raising your kids to be fishermen, but also raising them during that time that you're just so busy and you got all these things going on with the fishing world and the fame that you had going on. How did you manage all those things and still make it a great experience for your kids? They grew up in the business they did. There's not all seven, Ron had seven children. I've got two boys, all of the kids, even the girls, three of his kids are girls. They all served in the business doing something. Yeah. From the time we started Lindy Tackle Company, they were pouring sinkers and learning how to tie snails, raffle them on cars. They were exposed to the business as a family run business all their life when they grew up in different fields and did other things. But a number of them stayed in the business and are in the business today, like Jimmy and Banny and Billy and my son Troy.
What Angel Cona Wish She Knew As She Embarked on Her Running Adventure
"What piece of knowledge do you wish you would have had in the beginning of your running journey that you know now or, you know, what's the best thing you've learned or what would you like to learn? I've learned a lot about learning how to kind of fuel for races and shoes. Shoes are definitely a really important one. To start out running, I was very much, like I said, it was kind of a decision of, oh, I'm going to go run a marathon. So I started out not knowing anything. And a lot of stuff I've learned, like from my friends and everything, you know, like about eating every so often during a race or carrying the gels. And that's a huge help for the longer races. I also kind of learned with the whole calf issue to take a little bit more time between races. And if I signed up for a race and I realized that, hey, maybe I shouldn't do this race back to back, that it's okay to, you know, not run that specific race. And that was really hard to learn the first time because, you know, the 49k was supposed to be my first ultra before Peru. And I realized at mile seven that it wasn't going to happen. And I was mad about it. I was not happy. You know, my friends, of course, were like, no, you did the right thing. I knew I did the right thing. I did not, I wasn't happy about it. But so I kind of learned this year to, you know, if you don't think maybe two races that weekend is a good idea, maybe don't do. It'll be there next year. You can go back next year. Well, good for you for listening to your body and listening to your friends, you know, the experienced people. Because sometimes, you know, we can get stubborn as athletes. That's typically the case. So good for you. Yeah, I'm definitely, I have a lot more stubborn than I do running skills. And I don't listen very well. And I try, like to say, you know, this is kind of like my family at this point. And I try and listen. But I'm not the best at listening. So, you know, I'm trying. But at least you're honest and you know you have room for improvement.
From 5K Straight to Marathon: Angel's Incredible Running Journey!
"Today we are talking to Angel Kona. Let's dive in to Angel's running journey. Welcome to the show, Angel. It's nice to have you here. Hey, thank you, it's nice to be here. So how did you get started running? Tell me your backstory. Well, it was the end of 2019, and I was turning 30, and I was like, you know, I should get in better shape, and so I signed up for the local writing 4K, which is actually coming up again here this month. And I was running the 4K, and it was going pretty well, and I thought, you know, I should run a marathon. So I went home and signed up for a marathon, and then COVID hit, so the marathon got cancelled, so I stopped training. And then another marathon came up, and I signed up for it, but I figured it would get cancelled, so of course I didn't train for it. So, yeah, I've ran my first marathon with not really any training, and never really ran any distance before that, so it's interesting. Yeah, most people don't go from 5K to marathon, and definitely not no training to marathon. But you finished your first one? Yeah, it took a while, and I did run some in the meantime, but nothing even up to a half marathon. Now when was that that you finished the first marathon? That was September of 2020. Okay. All right. And you said you ran a local 5K, what's local for you? Where are you from? Here in Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Most of the races I've run are in Anchorage area, although my first marathon was actually Kenai, which is about a three hour drive south. Okay. Very cool. How was that, the drive, and then I'm sure you stayed over, right? Yeah, I stayed over the night before, and the drive was nice. September is usually a pretty good time of year. It's pretty because all the leaves are mostly yellow, and there's not really any snow most of the time. Okay. But the marathon itself, I assume that running, I'd run a little bit longer distances, maybe nine miles or so, and I got to the halfway point of the marathon, and I thought, this is going pretty well. I'm doing okay. And what I didn't realize is the halfway point of a marathon isn't 13 .1 miles, it's about 20 miles. So the second half did not feel like the first half, and I was a little surprised by that, but it went okay. I remember thinking that from my first marathon too, I'm like, it felt really bad, the second half, my very first time too, so I'm right there with you. Now have you run? It's definitely not the same distance. I ran that, and then I ran my first half 13 days after that. And I really didn't think I was going to come back to running after that. I took about six months off running. Yeah, that's a quick turnaround. Wow. Yeah, that was overkill. Wow. But I haven't learned my lesson really. So you are still running? Yeah, I came back to running the beginning of 2021 because it was COVID, and I was bored, and there was a free local running group over at Skinny Raven Sports, which is, they do a lot of the running events here, and I ended up meeting some people there that made really good friends, and they're pretty much my family up here now. So even if I wanted to stop running, I can't, because that's where all my friends
A highlight from The World's Oldest Christian Country in Peril with Ambassador Sam Brownback and Rep. Andy Biggs
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That is freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Ambassador Sam Brownback, former U .S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Ambassador, thank you for taking the time. The oldest Christian country in the world, Armenia, is under attack. Walk us through what's happening in Armenia right now. Well, it's basically a continuation of what Turkey tried to do to him 100 years ago. Turkey had a genocide of Armenia. It was a million Christians killed 100 years ago. Hitler famously said, who remembers the Armenians before his own genocide that he did on the Jewish people? And you see in Erdogan, the head of Turkey, pushing, prodding, allowing, enabling Azerbaijan to take over and kick out 120 ,000 Christians in Nagorno -Karabakh, which had been a Armenian settlement within Azerbaijan, and now threatening Armenia, I mean Azerbaijan is, with the backing of Turkey, to attack Armenia proper. That's what's taking place and nobody's talking about it. That's what's really discouraging about this. Yeah, so I don't understand, I mean, here we have 125 ,000 Christians that are being forcibly moved, is that right? Yes. Yeah, first of all, where's the faith community on this? I haven't heard a lot of the major Christian leaders, and God bless you for speaking out about it. What's going on? I think people get confused or they get back and forth saying, well, it's Armenia's side, it's Azerbaijan's side, it just kind of goes back and forth. Azerbaijan has played this very well on top of it. They have built a good relationship with Israel of sorts. Now, recently they didn't vote to condemn Hamas, so hopefully that's going to break that alliance some, but Azerbaijan has gotten weaponry from the United States. It's been helpful for us against Iran, but now with Turkey's backing, they're really going at these Armenian Christians and we're just not doing anything. I think most people just get kind of befuddled, well, it's a he said, she said, I'm not sure which way this is going. What has happened is 120 ,000 Armenian Christians who have lived in the same place their ancestors have for 2 ,000 years have been run out of Nagorno -Karabakh, and now they're concerned about Armenia proper being attacked by Azerbaijan. Well, yeah, talk more just about the focus of our, so we're super concerned as a country, I guess about Russia and Ukraine, for good reason Israel and the Gaza thing gets a lot of attention, but this has just been so de -emphasized and just talk more to our audience about Armenia, a Christian country, the oldest Christian country in the world, and there was a genocide of the Armenian people, but Turkey, a member of NATO, did the genocide and then it gets covered up in the western world. Talk about that. Well, this is at the end of World War I, about 1915, there's the Armenian genocide, as I mentioned earlier, about a million, could be a million and a half, Armenian Christians were just killed by the Ottoman, the falling of the Ottoman Empire, and it was just kind of, not anybody paid much attention to it. Armenia is a small Christian country that's kind of right there in the Middle East, it's an ancient Christian population, and it just gets overlooked, and then for a long period of time, Charlie, here was an issue, was their defender was Russia. Russia has defended Armenia for a long period of time, and so I think the West kind of looked at it and said, well okay, that's what the Russians are doing there, and the Armenians were fine with it, it was really a marriage of necessity that they were in that region, but recently Armenia has started to go more democratic as an open society and wanting to embrace the West. Well, as soon as you do anything like that, the Russians shoot you. They don't want anything to do with democracy, they don't want anything to do with an open society, even if it's another Christian nation, and that's really put Armenia in this situation where they're kind of swimming between two boats. They've left Russia, but the West hasn't picked them up yet, and I think that's part of the reason why you haven't seen a lot of Christian communities talking about it. Yeah, that's a good explanation, but for example, on social media there's massive uproar about the plight of the Muslims and this nonsense about Israeli genocide on Gaza, all a bunch of trash, that none of that stuff is true, and there's no sympathy at all for Christians, like nobody cares at all whatsoever. Why do you think there's so much Christian hatred? I wish I knew the answer to that one, and you see there's more persecution of Christians today in the world than any time in the history of Christendom, never been more, and it's as if the world says, you know, the Christians are the largest faith community out there, you guys are big enough to take care of yourselves, or you did this to other people in the past, you're getting it now. I don't know which, or if it's both, or what the case of it is, but you've just got large -scale Christian persecution taking place. I just saw another report today of Christians being killed in Nigeria. You're seeing the Catholic community being thrown out of Nicaragua, some of their institutions by Ortega. The Chinese are at war with all faiths, Christians included, and I don't know why, but it's up to us to stand up for it, and not to be embarrassed about standing up for Christians around the world that are being persecuted. It seems like a lot of times people are kind of, well, I don't want to speak out about it, and we have to. These are key brothers and sisters that have been persecuted, locked up, killed in various places around the world. Ambassador, any other aspects to this issue you want to make sure our audience is aware of, or anything you'd like to plug, that are action items for our audience? Yeah, they can go on a website, 120 ,000reasons .org, 120 ,000, that's the number of Christians that got run out of Nagorakarabagh, 120 ,000reasons .org for more information, and one thing they really can do is push their members of Congress not to sell weaponry to Azerbaijan, push the Biden administration not to sell weaponry to Azerbaijan, that we've been supplying weapons to them, and that's got to cease, and we need to be supplying help to Armenia. So I'm just logistically curious, it just came to me, so how and what period of time did they move these Christians out of this region, and how far did they travel? They went down this place called the Lachin Corridor, and it's about 22 miles, and this happened in a period of about 10 days. So I'm just really curious, so in 10 days 120 ,000 people moved. Why is it that people can't leave northern Gaza for an Israeli invasion, and the UN calls that a humanitarian crisis? Egypt won't let them move.
"a mile" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You know this. Hang on, Lucas. I'm sorry. We're going to we're going to go to break. We'll be right back. And Lucas, we'll finish those and other sentences. Don't go away. Hey there, folks, I'm talking to my friend Lucas Miles, pastor and author. The new book is Woke Jesus, the false messiah destroying Christianity. So you were just making a point and we had to go to a break. What was that point? Yeah, I think it's important to recognize that there is a spectrum here that, you know, not everybody is is a radical. And I think that the gospel at the end of the day that we see what the Bible tells us, the law was given by Moses. But grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Most errors in the church happen as a result of elevating either grace or truth. If you elevate a concept of grace over truth, you become a progressive. It's that that empathy gone to seed. You know, it just it just takes on this this sort of life out of its own. If you if you elevate a concept of truth over grace, you become a bigot. And this this, you know, this message of the gospel, it is a message of love. It is the most inclusive message that history has ever been presented in that Christ died for the sins of the whole world. But it's also an exclusive message because you have to receive him as Lord and actually repent of your old ways in order to participate in it. And I think that people they want so badly to present the love of God that they oftentimes exclude the truth of God and they start falling into error. You know yourself how easy it is when you get into this business of Christian media. Let's call it this industry. You start knowing people and they're friends of yours and you don't want to call them out. You don't want to say something. So we just let stuff go for a long time. But ultimately, I think that we have to if we're going to correct this, we have to have those hard conversations. If we can't have them privately, we have to have them publicly. We have to, you know, maybe not invite certain people to be on the conference circuit, you know, for a time until we until some things get straightened out. We really see where they're at. And I think that there has to be some correction if we can use this word today, some discipline within the church to be able to address this. Otherwise, although God wins in the end, it doesn't mean the church in America always thrives. And I think that in order for the church here to thrive, we really have to return to a dependence upon scripture as our guide and really see it as the authoritative word of God. Well, and of course, a lot of these people who are getting it wrong would say that they depend on scripture. People have misinterpreted scripture, you know, since there was scripture, Satan, I believe, quoted scripture. So, ladies and gentlemen, God is not fooled. We have to really understand that it is on you. It's on you to to to to choose. It's not it's not so so easy. You have to pay a price sometimes. And, you know, a lot of these folks that have drifted wokeward, they somehow they have this kind of vague idea that they're doing the Christian thing that they have kind of dumbed Christianity down to. It's about love and tolerance and getting along with people for the sake of the gospel, whatever. And I think, well, yes, except sometimes that's dramatically unbiblical. Sometimes that's it can go very wrong. And you just said it when you said, you know, it's about love. I mean, I know this. OK, in America, we always talk about Jesus loves you just loves you. Most people, their response is, who cares? I don't know. I don't even know what you're talking about. Why do I care that somebody who lived a long time ago, like, what do you why should I care? I think sometimes you preach love and it becomes meaningless. We have to understand Jesus loves us and died for us. Why? Because there is satanic evil in the world. And most of us are controlled by satanic evil. And we are allowing satanic evil to crush human beings, to destroy lives, to do dramatically evil things. Unless you see that, then what does that even mean? So it becomes this kind of religious blather, which is why so many people have tuned out. They just go like, I don't even know what you're talking about..
"a mile" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I'm talking to Lucas Miles, pastor, author, most recently of an important book I know because I've read it. It's called Woke Jesus, the False Messiah Destroying Christianity. So Woke Jesus is about how wokeism, all of these bad ideologies, these atheistic ideologies have very cleverly, insidiously, diabolically infiltrated the church so that we have many figures in the church who have embraced these things sometimes totally openly. Other times, they've just kind of let it in the door and said, yeah, we have a lot of black people in our church, so we're going to let BLM in. You go, whoa, whoa, if you love black people, you need to stand against critical race theory. You need to stand against the movement, the organization, BLM. Don't you understand who they are? And a lot of pastors do not. And they have opened the door to this wickedness, which just in the case of BLM and the white supremacy stuff, whatever, it's really insidious because just enough of it sounds right that a lot of times white people out of guilt, they go, well, I got nothing to say. Come on in and preach your doctrine. Wow. It's incredible that this is happening. Yeah, Eric, it's really, it's almost mind -blowing the way in which you see this brought into the church. And I think you're right. It's hard to say in some cases whether it's ignorance or it's sort of agreement with how pastors have integrated this. If you look back on just major national pastors' Instagram pages and you look back at how many of them posted a black square in support of BLM, it's amazing. And what I haven't heard from one of them is for them to go back and say, you know what, guys, at the time, we have a large population of African -Americans in our church, and I wanted to show solidarity for what happened to George Floyd. And I thought I was doing the right thing by aligning myself with this organization. And since then, I've learned that BLM as an organization is a Marxist, anti -family, pro -trans organization. And I recant this. I repent of this. I'm still in solidarity with my black brothers and sisters here for police reform or different things like that. But you know what? I reject this thing that I supported. I've not seen one of these pastors do that. In fact, they've doubled down. They continue to leave this on their page. They've never clarified it. Some of them even went as far as to march alongside BLM. Listen, let's be honest. They're afraid. They are afraid. They don't know what they believe. And they're scared to either to reveal their ignorance or to upset anybody. And I mean, look, you know me. I wrote a book called Letter to the American Church where I'm basically saying, listen, ladies and gentlemen, we've seen this before more than once, but clearly we saw it happen in Germany in the 1930s. The pastors, many of them just said, you know what? I don't want any trouble. I'm just going to go along with the narrative. God was against that. That was absolutely against the will of God. But they were scared. They were confused. And they said, we think if I just if I just keep my nose down and kind of go go with the flow, I will come out safe on the other side. That didn't happen in Germany. And that's exactly what is happening now. And you give us chapter and verse in your book, which I don't do, about how it's happening. What are these issues? So let's go through more of what you say in the book about, you know, so -called woke Jesus, this Jesus that's being presented to us who is not the Jesus of Scripture. That's a scary thing. Yeah, I think some of this comes from a misunderstanding or sort of a abuse of Scripture in some ways. You have passages like Romans 13 that people will try to place upon Christians is sort of this blanket responsibility that they have to do every single thing that the government says, which is not really what Scripture presents. What we see in Romans 13 is we see a righteous state that is described. We see a state that has the best interests of the people, that punishes wrongdoing, that that rewards righteousness. And that's not the state that we see today. That's not the state that we have in the current administration. Throughout Scripture, we see so much, you know, civil disobedience, whether it's from, you know, Daniel or Joseph or other figures of taking a stand, living out their faith. In the New Testament, we see all sorts of this. I mean, Peter and John, they get punished. The state tells them to stand down. They go out and they preach the very next day. We as believers are not called to just, you know, sit in our house and just pray and never act and never do anything. And it's really it's made the church impotent. It's made the gospel, I think, in many ways, really submissive to the state, which is exactly what the left wants. I mean, just recently I was reading the book of Esther. There is a story of civil disobedience because of faith in the God of the Bible. Mordecai will not bow to Haman because it conflicts with his religious beliefs. So when you're asked to choose between God or the state, it's pretty clear only from the book of Esther. And why is that book in the scripture? Well, for one thing, it's to show us how to behave when the state tells you to do something that goes against your values. But what's funny is they didn't have religious liberty in the world in which, you know, Ahasuerus was was the king. They didn't have religious liberty in America. We have religious liberty. We have it enshrined in our documents that you have been given legally the right to stand against anything that would push you to violate your beliefs. So it's enshrined in our documents. It's enshrined in the scripture. And many Christians, like the ones you describing in the book, Woke Jesus, they didn't read that. I don't know what in the world they have read. The book is Woke Jesus by Lucas Miles..
"a mile" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Legacy PM Investments dot com. Check it out. Hey there, gang. Welcome back. I'm holding in my hand a book titled, Woke Jesus, the False Messiah Destroying Christianity by Lucas Miles, who is a friend, he's a pastor, he's a writer. Now if you turn the book around, you flip it around, there's a blurb by Eric Metaxas. It says, Now the reason I read that is to say, because I've read the book, I'm going to now have to pretend in my conversation with Lucas like, so what's this book about? I know what it's all about. I highly approve, and it's a privilege to have Lucas Miles as my guest. Lucas, welcome back. Hey, thanks, Eric. Great to see you. Congratulations on the book. Somebody had to write a book with this title. This is great. Woke Jesus, the False Messiah Destroying Christianity. So let me play the role of ignoramus. What is this book about? Yeah, I really wanted to write what I would call the definitive guide to understanding wokeism and how it has invaded and really infiltrated the Christian church. Okay, first of all, that's a big statement. It's a true statement. It's a sickening, deeply disturbing concept that wokeism, which is anti -biblical, has infiltrated. And when you and I say the church, we mean the evangelical church. That's the church we're talking about more than anything. So yes, so you wrote a book helping us understand what happened. Yeah, so this is it's kind of a historical deep dive at the start. We start in the seventeen hundreds and kind of work our way forward from the Enlightenment. And I really think it's important that we recognize that this didn't just start. You know, sometimes you hear people talk about wokeism and they go, oh, that Obama. You know, this began before Obama. It's been around for a long time, sort of snowballing into this monster. Before Obama was, Satan was. It's fascinating. You're quite right, because sometimes we think, oh, it was the sixties. It started in the sixties. It's like, well, yeah, in some ways you could say that, but it really started in the twenties. In some ways you could say that. You can go backwards and backwards and backwards. There I were mean, these really highly blasphemous ideas began in the eighteenth century. It's there is evil in the world. And and you're helping us see how we got to where we are now. Yeah, actually, as far back as seventeen hundreds, we see this creation of what was what was known then as the historical Jesus biography. So they wrote these these theologians in Germany specifically wrote a series of biographies about the life of Christ really elevating his humanity over his divinity in order to try to find a way to tell the story of the gospel minus the miraculous. And so Jesus sort of became the great social organizer or the champion of the state rather than the savior of the world. And this has been snowballing. Of course, Marxism picked up in the eighteen hundreds and the writings of Hans and Hegel also influenced this as well. That gives birth to the social gospel in the early nineteen hundreds gives birth eventually to liberation theology in the Catholic Church, black liberation theology in the African -American Church, United States. And it works its way to critical race theory, now critical queer theory. And we now have churches hosting drag shows on Sunday mornings. And so, you know, if people want to understand how we got here, that's really where the first half of the book goes. Before I move into more of the modern implications and ultimately what I call this quest for the biblical Christ to see that the biblical Christ is not woke, but he does have the answer to the injustices in the world..
"a mile" Discussed on A Life of Dogs
"And then the road is like just a half a mile away. And once you get on the road, you're good. And we get the sled through the next puddle. And it was not my team, but the guy in front of me, Matt. And he's got a he's leading his dog team through the dogs get through the puddle. But and it's not that long or bigger one, but the sled just box right down. And literally me and another full grown man are trying to lift this sled up and take it to the other side of the puddle. And it just won't budge. It's just stuck in there. You know, we're exhausted. And the other measures like, dude, I am so physically like unable. I'm just physically cannot help you guys right now. My muscles are all cramped up. You're numb from the shin down and you've been numb for already 90 minutes. And you know, the clock is ticking until some serious life altering injury might occur from having your feet numb for this long. And, you know, we remember Matt, he's you know, we grew pretty close. Me, Matt and Tom were we went through this crazy experience together. And so we're still talking. And Matt was he's like fogging through this slush. He's like, we're going to get you that damn belt buckle, Sean. We're going to get you that, you know. And even if it means that he was ready to scratch just so that I could go ahead, you know, and sacrifice his race for me. And and I was you know, I was I remember at the end, I was in this water with just my slush again. Different. It's totally different. You're in it. I was in it with my just my socks on and and like my boots had gotten stuck in the slush. And then I'd like lifted up my foot and my my sock comes out and I land in the slush. You know, all my legs are now fully cramped up. And and then you see that this puddle that we're trying to get through is like 10 yards.
"a mile" Discussed on A Life of Dogs
"A little bigger than a baseball diamond. You know, it's at least 100 feet, 100 feet one way by probably 100 feet another way, you know. And you don't really know how deep it is until you get out in it. And it's, so Sean had made it through, he was through to the other side and he was sitting on his sled and dumping water out of his boots. And Tom was trying to circumnavigate the other side so he went to the left. And it's hard to describe to people because if you never experienced it, it's just hard to wrap your mind around it. First of all, our body temperature is way up, we're moving, you know, we're excited, we're almost to the finish line. The dogs are warm because they're working their butts off. But now all of a sudden you have standing water and I stop, I put on big trash bags, I slide trash bags over my boots and tuck them into my pants around my waist on both feet to try to prevent my feet from getting wet. And we start circumnavigating around Tom. Now I have the benefit of seeing what they went through. So I'm not going to go right through the middle of it and I'm going to go even farther left than Tom. But the further left I go, the ocean is out there. So I don't want to go that far out, you know, we've no idea what's out there. There wasn't standing water, but it's still a scary feeling to, in the dark of the morning, not seeing anything, move away from the designated trail towards the sea is a, you know, call me a coward, but doesn't it doesn't sit too easy with me. So we go around Tom, and I get I get around the section of water pretty easily. Not wet at all. And I stopped. I mean, it's punchy and sloppy, but I didn't get my feet wet. So I stopped my team. And I tell them to kind of relax and I say, easy, guys, you know, and they're barking now because they see two other teams. And then I have to go back and help Tom. I say, Hey, Sean, are you okay? And he goes, No, man, not really. You know, I could see that he was he was pretty wet. And he's trying to figure out how to get his feet dry. So I go over and I help help Tom. And again, to wrap your mind around what's going on, they the dogs are wanting to pull, but the leaders can't find the footing. So they're, the leaders are punching through very soft and slushy, watery snow. And so the back dogs, because the front dogs go through they the front dogs kind of plow through these bad conditions. But, but they're trying to find their footing. So they're very slow at it. And the back dogs are catching up to them because they now have like kind of a little plowed trail. Well, you don't want the dogs to catch up to each other because they get tangled. So two mushers work together, the one musher will help the leaders find good footing. And then the other musher kind of holds the sled back while holding the back dogs, you know, from catching up. So I did that with Tom, got Tom up to me. Now we're all three between all this water trying to figure out what to do. In a race like the Adiderod, you have to expect the unexpected. But even by the standards of this race, this was almost unprecedented, not to mention extremely dangerous. Stay tuned to find out what Matthew and Shawn did next as their focus shifted from completing the race to the basic human instinct of survival. Royal Canin delivers precise nutritional solutions so your dog can perform at their very best level. The individual health of every dog is as unique as they are. However, these health needs are often characteristic of their size, breed or lifestyle.
"a mile" Discussed on A Life of Dogs
"And they just needed to be kind of reassured and And we went through a little a couple of puddles of overflow and it was a little slow, but we did fine and we kept going. We finally got through these hills after like three hours. Determined to continue his journey toward the finish. Sean embarked on the run towards the final two checkpoints safety and then the finish line and known As it transpired safety was a long way away in more ways than one And they were and I was so pumped. I'm like, we're on the coast time, you know, it's flat from here. Mostly probably there's some hills, but that I wasn't aware of and We're moving on down the coast and and then about an hour and a half, two hours later. It's about for 3am 2am and I See this like ominous dark spot up in the trail and And I'm thinking, maybe it's ice probably overflow. And I get there and you know, we'd already gone through overflow. A few times. So I've always and most measures will always just kind of truck through the overflow. So we start Going through and it gets it's like a really, really big, not a puddle, but more like a pond. And it just extends from as far out into the sea ice. As you can see to the coast and It's just this long kind of river of flowing in with the wind and it was essentially it was like ocean water that blew up on top of the ice shelf. And blue, blue, blue on top of the ice all the way to the coast and we it was just freshly showed up. So this guy that was on the snow, the snow machine got to this section of trail six hours earlier and there was no water at all. And then we got there and there was tons of water and it was fresh. So like it's this water is mixing in with this snow and it's about 32 degrees. And that and then it creates this slush because if it's water, you can at least just like walk through the water. No problem. It's going to get wet, but you can at least move through the water. Well, this was like slush. So just you're just it's kind of like it's like a watery slush and you the second your slide guy gets in it. It just like Logs down and the dogs, you know, they aren't going to, they're not pulling as hard going through there. They're more so just trying to kind of look through the water and So they can't really pull a sled as hard. And so I'm kind of pulling the sled with the dog team and it's just not going anywhere and As I'm I struggled for like 40 minutes and finally the other two measures behind me showed up. One of those two measures behind Sean Matthew failure, having sheltered at White Mountain from the same storm as Sean Matthew received word that the trail ahead of him was relatively clear. Aside from a couple of small overflow areas and that a snow machine and pack down the snow, making the trail easier to run. Having set off and navigated through some fierce bitter winds Matthew and his team are ready for the final approach to safety and then on to know with little knowledge of what would actually lie ahead. So we made it through this this wind and up and down all these mountains and we can, you know, on a clear day you get to the top of these mountains and you can see the ocean for as far as your eye can see it's the most beautiful thing ever. But at this time it's like 1am 2am it's pitch black out in a very, very, very windy can't see anything. But I know because we've done it a bunch now where I'm at. And so we start descending and we're cruising down the hill down the mountain. I can see two headlamps way off onto the beach down there.
"a mile" Discussed on A Life of Dogs
"What are we doing. We just got a truck straight through it and It was just One of those The slowest and it was, I was like genuinely Scared we were going to get in some serious trouble. And if the tea scratched up in that storm Riley died went into the storm turned around went back to you and and we pushed through and we made it to White Mountain and it was just like I was feeling I just I came out of a battle or something. I was so thankful to be there in White Mountain and really Respected that storm moving forward. It was still snowing and blowing and I was a little bit scared to go to the next final run. And, and my, the other two measures behind me were map failure and and Tom know Meyer and they remembered You know, it's always fun to talk about in hindsight, because you're just like, Yeah, you guys was it was it windy at all back there for you or what they're like, you know, they're just cracking up like this guy, you know, but It was just the gnarliest 50 miles. And so we got to White Mountain and we know it's going to continue snowing and blowing and we're thinking, well, We got these 11 measures that are if that are 50 miles behind us. They're not going through that storm anytime soon. We heard Riley turned around. We heard mixed grads were thinking. Firstly, who cares if they pass us. There's not like any money at stake here. We're in 20 something place. So we're just decide let's just stick around. And watch the forecast and See when we might have our little window to leave. And so we've waited and waited for the wind to die down and it just kept blowing hard and and then I think it was like about 20 hours after we got there some guy had just gotten back from the trail and He said that the trail was hard and fast
"a mile" Discussed on A Life of Dogs
"That the trail would just like disappeared mostly. There was snowdrifts that were like six plus feet high that appeared overnight. And we were in that storm, like in the middle of it. And the trail was like disappearing in front of us. And this was by far the windiest I'd ever been in. I mean it was like down the pipe, right in your face. Easily, easily 50 miles an hour. And I'm not even embellishing, I know that sounds crazy. But it felt like you're driving with the top down, down the highway. You know, in a convertible and stick your head above the windshield. And just hunker back down behind your sled.
"a mile" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
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"a mile" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Appeal to me. And i figured i wasn't so crazy that if it appealed to me i might appeal to others as well but i did. It caused a you know. A bit of a furor within the belly dance community because they here's this man coming in from the outside telling you know saying who's a superstar star not and then all the dancers were into superstars became very successful ended up become major teachers in in that world. I wanted to go back to you. Touched on you know a good song when you hear it. One of the stories in the book is about the recording of mercury following sting's album where you didn't hear a single at all and so what is it about the song and it seemed like sting was happy with. I mean you told them what what you needed to tell him but was at the beginning of the end with your relationship with sting thing was always somebody that wanted to hear the truth but i think in the beginning. He really wrote very catchy songs. But i think he probably got a little bored with them so the formula bursts bursts course middleweight verse cars and sort of the standard formula and that album. He got two point where he was the. The chorus was not coming in where i expected it to and i told him so he agreed with me but he said i like the way it sounds. You know i'll stick with it. And i'll pay the price if it doesn't work and then i talked to the producer. Who agreed with me but said it wasn't his role to tell sting how to write a song and i said yeah but the producer. That's exactly what you're supposed to do. Well i made sting agreed that we would change producers on the next record which we did so i know i don't think that any effect on a relationship but it was really a matter of distinct saying like that hits and we and we did on the next record you know. He went back to writing songs with or more traditional verse chorus. And then after i stopped being manager he kind of reverted back to verse. Verse verse so the chorus didn't really happen. Were exposed to. And of course he didn't have any hits that ever appeal to you to be a producer or someone effectively was for many of the acts although i never took credit for it but i did influence in how the records are made or i chose songs and said this is the single or whatever and a lot of ways i was the producer the manager and a lot of ways is a producer or can be. It's not just the business managers are business. People do the contract. Some are creative some get involved in the imagery and all sorts of things. I always found the imagery. And how you sell it. Marketing marketing merchandising Blow goes also the sort of interesting aspects of what's necessary to work. I was lucky was staying in that. Most of the songs he wrote were hits off the back of writing great songs which was not the case with my earlier. Bands wishbone terance. I mean they were great players but they were not brilliant at righty hit singles. There's a phrase in the book that you mentioned con that you mentioned a couple times. It's called you say it's a garlic milkshake. And he didn't really define it in the book..
"a mile" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Story. And that sorta of in that you reinvent yourself after irs records. I'm leaving records. And if i told you i'm gonna get into billy dancing. I don't think you probably would have believed that. Well i think it really was is sprung from the desert rose success the fact that we had an arab artist on dueted with staying a lot of arab artists. I guess they had heard that. I grew up limit least and could get by with arabic. The i started getting calls from big stars in the middle east saying well. Would you be interested in my records in america so i put a few out and then we were curious because they were actually selling and we wanted well. Who's buying well. It wasn't arabs. 'cause they were getting downloading it off the internet so he was american women who are into belly dancing and i thought well there's an interesting concept american women who have nothing to do with the middle east or belly dancing route who knew that this existed and i thought well if i created a show thinking of river dance which was very successful selling irish music which was not hit. You know top forty music but it was a very successful show. So i thought well if i could create a a river dance style. Show with belly dancers. Maybe that would help me sell music and that was really. The germination of the belly dance superstars who ended up doing eight hundred shows and twenty three countries around the world or something so it was successful and a lot of ways but never a successful enough to really bill. What i wanted so we finally gave it up but finally enough. It led to pentagon calling me because became the de facto anglo who anything about arabic music in america. So in the pentagon we're thinking about do we win out so minds in the middle east you know after invading iraq turns out i was the only guy could call. That could help him. So i was asked to go and tell the pentagon what to do so i became an adviser to the pentagon. What migrate moments of achievement. I would guess but who would have thought or belly dancers. The pentagon is that something you're down with. The proud of the funny thing was the. My father had a hand in putting saddam hussein in power in the first place so i the other day the podcast with tori clarke. Who was the deputy secretary of defense. Donald rumsfeld and i reminded her. I said well you know you invited me to the pentagon well. Did you know that my father had actually put saddam hussein in power. She said well we did actually know that. So but anyway i was. I went to the pentagon. And i told them what to do. Not that they paid any attention to what i said was. I don't think any of them had a clue but still it was. It was fun but there were good people at the pentagon. I must have i. I was kind of impressed with the fact that they wanted to do something. Good and tori clarke later came through. She got me a pbs special on arabic music and we succeeded in one of the things that i pitched to. The pentagon aljazeera bought this documentary. We made about americans working with arab music musicians and proving that really under under the skin..
"a mile" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Called squeeze are also very young. They were all like seventeen. Eighteen years old. I was started work with all the punt groups. Even the even the sex missiles. Before i knew it i was just sort of at the center of the punk world. It was a pretty exciting time. So even though i was written off by the mainstream the press decided i was some sort of span. Golly of this new punk this outrageous puck movement and when i book the sex pistols in into holland and actually went with. That made me acceptable to all the punks billy idol and all these people began to think. Well this guy must be okay. He's working with the sex pistols. I soon became the one of the the big players in the punk movement in england story about this pistol in malcolm mclaren abouna discovering that. They didn't necessarily wanna play well. He didn't want him to play. They wanted to play the story. Is i recount in. The book was that. I kept reading in the newspapers. That you know no one would book the sex pistols because they were so and i thought well that's a little weird people like notoriety and so I called up some promoters. That i knew and i said would you book the sex pistols. So they said well sure so. I'd go upstairs. Malcolm an office above me and the in a in a crappy office building in the center of london and i'd go upstairs say mountain. Good news i. I found some show so the sex pistols. You know he'd give me some excuse sister why he couldn't do them though i'd go downstairs and i call it promoters said we'll stay workless spines new and so i i go back upstairs and say well. I managed to change the dates this acute times and finally he starts yelling at me. Why don't you get it. I get more press saying the sex pistols can't get a gig they can and if you get gigs. You're ruining my whole rap. Get outta my office. At that moment. I realized what he was all about. He was all about getting depressed. And as i left i said i did get an offer to do a show in holland and case you're ever interested and at that moment he sort of stopped. Oh alan we can do holid- that's when i went to holland. But basically he was all about. You know notoriety. You know getting noticed. Whereas when i went to the band made it was pretty obvious to me. They liked you know. Get on stage. Play to people and be a band and they wanted to do gates. They wanted to play when we go back to squeeze firm in it in the book. The feeling we've got his. You remained close to djilas holland. But not so much with differed until yeah. I think squeeze was very difficult because they transition group i. I signed them when i was still working with. The you know the climax blues band and wishbone ash and curved air and all that he had they were all sixteen and seventeen year old. They were more like the beatles you know they were singing love songs a good solid pop songs but the group was really it was jewish. Hollander was into boogie. Woogie and fun and he was just a good character. Chris and glan who are kind of very arty and into music and mia was kind of hard to get to know them then. We brought in a drummer who was bigger than all of them put together..
"a mile" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Yes it is. It's always a great day on the web differences. Make podcasts but this is really nice. Because we're gonna talk to the architect of our musical. Dna in a way this is miles. Copeland president of irs records just guy who recognizes talents. Miles copeland was such an enormous piece of our youth are growing up as said he's in our dna not literally figuratively that. We really were very excited about talking to him about that. You know some of our favorite artist and his story itself is so meeting by the way yeah manager of a band called the police. I don't know if you familiar with this band but This was the band took him into the stratosphere. And it was because of the police that we got into. Irs records and we got squeezed and we got rem and we got to go goes in the bengals and all these amazing dan's that we love so much so before we get into the book. Holly tell people about youtube and where we are on. What difference as a make you can find us on youtube. At what difference does it make podcast subscribe. We're very excited for you to see all that we put out there. We do lots of outtakes from our chats and hopefully things that you'll find it interesting as we do. Check it out on youtube spoiler alert. Some of the things we talked about with miles will not be on this podcast but they will be on the youtube page. Subscribe to our podcast. Subscribe to youtube. Let's talk with miles copeland. His book is two steps forward. One step back. I live in the music business on the. What differences make podcast. Hey right miles copeland happening we are. Are you in your castle. is this a catha wherein i am in a castle. That's exactly where i am. And the name of this castle is motto. Watch what okay. That's how you pronounce. We we reading about it because this is apparently it comes from the latin mood autumn which means wall. It used to be a roman camp two thousand years ago. We should on no story behind our homes and it's a songwriting camp. Well now we do songwriting. We do painting. We do Book writing scriptwriting photography But yeah it's become quite well known as a songwriting center because we did a deal with as cap now..
"a mile" Discussed on The Manic Pixie Weirdo
"Or whatever. I'm like i said i'm still entirely sure. What the platform is The basically it's for people he set it up for people who get too high so that they can talk to somebody who can like help till like calm and ease and just kind of like ride out. 'cause there's really no cure when you take too much and you get to high you really do just have to kind of ride it out. There's no like like alcohol. You can have a charcoal smoothie or something To like help to expedite it out of you quickly But with drugs. There's not. I have not really aware of any way to expedite the process of getting it out of your body quickly. If you if you've gotten too high you know what i'm saying like obviously you could go sentence on them but when you're hallucinating. You're probably not like that's probably not the first thing on your mind is to like go like run a mile and sweat or something like that's not. I know that's not what i was thinking. So he created this homeland and it truly is. It's just like it's like a friend it's like somebody is talking to you and they're just there to help you like ride out this high And may and just like the to help. There's another voice on the phone so that you're not like trapped in your head all by yourself You know that kind of thing and it's just it's supposed to help and apparently it has helped a lot like it's it's a very successful. I believe like nonprofit kind of thing like you don't have to pay for it. I don't think which is good. I totally i. I completely agree with that. You shouldn't have to pay for that kind of service. That's done something that you know. It happens it just does and you know the we just need this So i thought it was a really good idea. But because of the way that he was describing it..
"a mile" Discussed on In Their Closet
"And i believe this story bran. I'm like a fairytale the hood untold like like part of this is god's leading you this way. Yeah and for me to be his wife. They help meet that. I was to him and and who he was to me. But i feel like without god. You will self destruct. And that's what happened so let me ask you this because so many things unfolded like here. Was god here was god. You said you took god out of that situation so to speak i. I know that you didn't completely upright. But i know that he wasn't in there and that marriage might have become an idol And god is a jealous guy very much. So do you think that potentially that marriage was on the right track and then because you made a turn or he made a turn. You guys went into a relationship or began a relationship. That was no longer there so it was no longer. I've got it could have started out because even as you're saying yes and i think the importance of that is which is what we've said before like you can't take god out of your relationship is even if it starts the right way it can go wrong. Oh yeah 'cause like. I said the devil only needs an inch once you give it to him. He's he's gonna take it. Yeah he gonna make it a mile and that's what's so sad because we can never get back at this point people be like. Oh you ever think no like that. That that chapter in my life is completely closed. The has been thrown away So it's so torn up and it's so messed up. That's like yes when i think about the beginning and we would have been would have been like you know what is a black lab. Black black magic would have been killing it. Yeah but yes. Yeah yeah. I feel like you know especially after you've tried and that trust is broken. Yes hard and it would be hard to imagine you taking him back especially after all. This time you know can anything. But that's not my. That's not the prayer. That i have right because i understand the paint went through and also gay guys to just throw in the towel that you were trying to heal..
"a mile" Discussed on Podium Time
"I have had these conducting thoughts in my head and things that i've been wanting to write and talk about for so long and i thought you know. Why don't i sit down and actually start doing them. So we're doing an experiment this month with these small short episodes of podium time the opposite of our long-form interviews. It's not two or three people that's just me going through some stuff so today. We're talking about your ten thousand mile checkup. This was a point. That came up in a recent episode. With damian crutcher. Daming was just a joy to talk to and one of the things we came to later in the episode was having ten thousand mile checkup for your conducting damian had studied. He did his masters with robert reynolds. And about but twenty years later. He did a workshop with him. And after just a couple of seconds on the podium. You know damian. I'm sure he looked great for the audience and for the band but after just a couple of seconds h robert reynolds says nope. This is not you. Let's go back to you. And that's when damien we all need we all need those reminders. Sometimes so our ten thousand mile checkup is basically. You know this is necessary when we've been out of school for a long time like we all like most of us have been. It's when we haven't had a lesson. It's when we haven't hit a workshop. It's when we've been show into the weeds of work without the space to step back and get a good look at what we're doing one of those habits looking like what's our i don't want to go into the into the nitty gritty specifics of beating. But are we clear. Things crept in for. Some reason is gonna be important thing especially if you've been in the field for a while especially if you aren't taking lessons especially if you don't have somebody more experienced than you get nanya every little bit for the things that creep in so these way the obvious way to have a ten thousand mile checkup on your conducting is to get with the teacher to go to a workshop to stand in front of an orchestra and be have some have. Have somebody be looking at you with a critical eye with the intent to improve. That's exactly what an orchestra is. Or what a what. A workshop is four or lessons bring a video into lessons. The point is to look at what you're doing with a critical eye with the intention to grow with the intention to check up on what's been happening and see where we can improve. See what we can tuneup. See where we can get. Your oil changed a little bit. What can what can we focus on. So the obvious one is going to a workshop and A lot of professional conductors are not going to be going to workshop but you could also reach out to a teacher. Reach out to somebody you trust. Reach out to a previous teacher..
"a mile" Discussed on By His Grace
"So one of the things that you say is That thought entered america's sanctuaries exchanging the trinity of the father son and holy spirit for the trinity of diversity acceptance and social justice. How have you seen the left drift from christian orthodoxy. Sure so i'm in. I'm in south. Bend indiana it's a blue county in red state and you know i'm here downtown across from the county city building and i can tell you that even in my immediate area you know if you were to come by i could drive you within within a you know maybe half a mile radius and find five or six churches that are flying out in front of marxist flags and and rainbow kinda lgbt flex and these are entities that are established denominational churches. That historically have been really part of you know south bend a very rich religious history rich christian history but recently has really been hijacked by this sort of leftist agenda A lot of that here locally you know came through the When mayor pete buttigieg who ran for democratic candidate for president was was In office here in south bend area and that really kind of opened up the door for a lot of that conversation i think encouragement of the christian left and progressive christian ideology but this is an isolated south bend. This is happening around the country even even publications that have been historically really christian pillars in conversations of You know instruction for pastors. And what does the gospel and you know things like christianity. Today you know it feels more and more that the articles that are being put out by some of these entities are are kind of focused on sort of this woke culture rather than gospel or kingdom culture and so i think that there are individuals attending churches across the country that they're hearing some of this from the pulpit and they're trying to decide. What's the gospel you know is which is the real. Jesus the savior of the world social organizer the one who builds utopia here the one that builds the kingdom later. And how do we sort through that. How do we navigate that. And so i think that It's were probably past due for this conversation In many ways. And so. I'm i'm hoping that we can step back from some of these beliefs. A you know i. I can't tell you how many people written me and say an art. My church is now teaching critical race theory or my christian college colleges now introduced critical race theory in their diversity programs you know that they have And and these are these. Are things that are you know. there to the gospel and as christians. We can't just sit back. We have to address it and we can do so in love but we have to do so in truth as well. absolutely what. You mentioned marxism. So i'd love to dig into that. For just a minute. How has the radical marxist agenda deceived the church. Yes so. I mean there's really a long history here You know i it would. I've traced it back in my book. The christian left all the way back to the seventeen hundreds We could argue that..