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Hamas Releases Some Hostages, But No Americans
"Well protesters shouting free Palestine as Joe Biden walks through Nantucket Massachusetts after saying he doesn't have any clue when the American hostages may be coming home Biden also saying this about Hamas earlier as he got irritated in Nantucket at his press conference listen since trip to my Israel last month I've been focused on accelerating the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza in coordination with the United Nations and the Red Cross I just spoke with my special envoy for the Middle East humanitarian issues David Satterfield for an update and I've asked him to monitor our progress hour by hour and keep me personally informed from the beginning we put in place mechanisms to prevent Hamas from diverting these supplies and we're continuing that effort to make sure aid gets to the people who need it more than 200 trucks arrived at the crossing point in Egypt into Gaza today these trucks carry food and medicine as well as fuel and cooking gas the fuel will be used not only to power the trucks delivering this life -saving supplies but for desalinization for water wells for hospitals and for bakeries and hundreds more trucks are getting in position as well ready to enter Gaza over the coming days to support the innocent Palestinians who are suffering greatly because of this war that Hamas has unleashed. Hamas doesn't give a damn about them doesn't give a damn about Let's get to your phone calls and see what you think about this the number 1877 38 11 1 8 7 7 3 8 1 38 11 get some of your reaction to the president's word words they're saying quote Hamas doesn't give a damn about the Palestinian people I agree on with him that he also said over the next few days we expect dozens of hostages will be returned to their families now that also is good news the problem is we don't know anything about Americans at this point that is very frustrating Biden also saying this a when asked question listen mr. president you said you were hoping to get cooperation from Eric leaders what are you hearing from them when
There Was a Full-Blown Riot in Front of the DNC
"Of donuts i'm not like stephen hawking or anything like that but i covered it segment this this dnc pro this protest at the dnc democrat national headquarters last night by the pro -terrorist group and folks i gotta tell you i was shocked i was i was on a plane before i wasn't watching a lot of you know cable news stuff or whatever and like i said i get in the hotel and you know whatever brush the dientes i sit down in the bed getting ready to go sleep lily white's party right i hit the power button on the cable what the hell is this here's like a full in front of the dnc wait jim what was that statement you just read to me about that thing because folks i want you to listen to this do you have it i want you to listen jim you read it if you get it up if you get it up get your mind out of the gutter you read this statement and tell me how this this sounds like any different from the january sixth thing tell me about by they portrayed it and yet today there's no outrage in the media because they were pro -hamas people that were at the democrat headquarters there's no basis minimal coverage at best people got hurt last night the fbi from what know i is not engaged in a full -blown x uh uh investigation excuse me none of that but listen for a second jim's gonna read this and you're gonna say to yourself gosh that sounds like a lot of what they said after january sixth yet no spawning response to him dozens of people were kicked need and punched in the face by police officers u .s. capitol police say roughly a hundred and fifty demonstrators were illegally and violently protesting with at least six officers injured well some congressmen were evacuated from dnc headquarters during the protest while others were entered into the basement by law enforcement while sounds like an insurrection doesn't it folks sounds i'm right this is the same thing you were told about january sixth worse than pearl harbor it was worse than nine eleven thousand times worse and yet if you're not if you listen to the show today you pop on cable news last night like before i dropped into lily white's party and you didn't see what's going on you're like wait that happened last night because you got lives you got real job i don't have a real job it's a fake job you got real jobs you got you're getting your kids back from like baseball games and soccer games and preparing dinner and getting ready for work if you didn't see that story you have no idea mike queue up for me cut four this is just audio of the end and folks believe me if if the if the definition of insurrection is what the democrats want you to it believe is then what happened last night at the DNC headquarters is without a doubt an insurrection I just want you to listen seconds in this check this out back yeah the lookups got thrown thrown down the stairs so yeah two thumbs up he's such a radio guy he keeps in case you don't realize what's going on here Jim because he has to control the on and off button on the mic for me he keeps turning his mic off if they're just just leave the mic on okay don't worry about it don't worry about the mic
A highlight from John Di Domenico (Encore)
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his seed because The Blob was supposed to eat him. But he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Metaxas! Hey there, folks. In case you were not aware, Albin Sadar has written a book and the title is Obvious. No, really, it's obvious. Albin, could you back me up on this? The title is Obvious. Yeah, I'm holding a copy of the book right here, and it says Obvious, so it must be Obvious. Obviously, the title is literally Obvious. Yeah. If you read the book, if you see the cover of the book, the title is Obvious. Who's on first? Literally, who? His name is who? Okay, so in the book, every chapter is super short, and you say these things that are Obvious, but that need to be restated. By the way, you've got blurbs from everybody. You have a forward by the great author, Eric Metaxas. I don't know how you got him. I don't even know. Is he still living? I always confuse him with James Michener. I'm sorry. But anyway, on the back of the book, you have a quote from George Orwell, and it says, We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. So this book is filled with truth. Every chapter is the statement of some obvious truth, which needs restating. So what which one should we focus on? How about the one the title? What is it? Who made you boss? Yeah. Who died? Who died and made you boss. And by the way, that George Orwell quote, he says, It's obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. I couldn't find any in my sphere of influence, so I just wrote it myself. So there you go. I hear you. I hear you. But the chapter. Yeah, I did want to focus on is is the one called Who Died and Made You Boss. I got to explain that actually the title is supposed to be in quotes, but it's not. The editor left it out, but it's in quote. It would be in quotes is because when we were children in the playground, if you're playing a game, a tag or something, then suddenly somebody changed the rules so that they could win the game. Somebody in our group would always say, Who died and made you boss? And of course, people. Yeah. Yeah. Who did? But we're living in a world nowadays that people say you can't call that woman a woman. She's could be a this or that or they and and and we have to stand there and say, wait a minute, who died and made you boss? Who are you? Who comes up with these things? Why do we have to listen to you? I'm going to listen to, you know, the almighty, because I believe in him. And he said male, female. He didn't say they, them, theirs, whoever. So who died and made you boss? I explain all that and talk about some fun stuff with some fun cartoons. Some of this stuff. What I find funny about it is it is like it's stunningly obvious. And yet we don't see it. I mean, the idea that we would go along when somebody says you can't say this, you can't say that's good. And we go, OK, or oh, oh, yeah, yeah. Simply saying, excuse me, no, no, you don't get to decide five minutes ago that there are 37 genders. I don't know who you think you are, but you don't get to decide that this simple little pushback of that, of stating the obvious that you don't you don't have authority over me. I answer to God and sorry, but I don't I don't need to listen to you. That's a simple truth, but we need to restate it. And obviously you restate it in the book titled Obvious. What do you want to say more about that? Well, I want to mention other things that that are obvious. What I begin with the chapters called Basically God Exists. And I talk about how to me it's obvious that God exists. I get one of my favorite little examples is in there and I end with the stolen election because to me that was so obvious. I'm sitting there saying, doesn't anybody else see this? What I love is that I got a I got a meme in here or a graphic in here from the Babylon Bee. They gave me permission to use it. And the title is it's one of their articles says White House announces all conspiracy theories are true, except for the one about the Biden stealing the 2020 election. And I thought, say, great. They nailed it because I had a couple I had a cartoon that said basically the same thing. But then when I saw it in the Babylon Bee, I said, I think they're going to say it better than I do. Now, I have a bunch of little cartoon characters in there and a lot of the artwork is my own. I must admit. And if you think the cartoon is of me, it's actually not. It's of Simon de Hundert, who is my alter ego that I write with at American Thinker sometimes because I've written an American thing. This stream looks a lot like you, Alvin. I'm just I'm just here to I'm just being honest. I'm just stating the obvious that Simon de Hundert, because there are these cute little cartoons that you have done in here. And it looks like it could be you. I'm just saying it could be. I'm not saying it is. Look, I'm not going to go out on a limb. I'm not going to swear in a Bible or take a polygraph. I'm just saying that's my opinion. It could be you. Yeah. Or not. Too much. Yes. Too much hair. I don't want to offend anybody. And only four fingers. There's a lot of funny stuff in the book. For example, there's a little cartoon here. I want to make sure I read this one because this is I like this one particularly. But it's a little cute, cute. It's it's it's your little drawing of the guy who could be you. But the quote says if Hitler were alive today with the left, call him Trump 2 .0. That's very clever and loaded, loaded with gems like that. It's also loaded with a lot of serious stuff. Oh, oh, my goodness. Yeah. One of my favorite things and one of my favorite chapters is and this is like a little parable. I tell is, is I draw a picture of a guy stealing a television set and the little parables about the stolen TV. A guy comes home. He goes into his living room. Somebody stolen his TV. So he runs next door to his neighbor and he says, hey, did you see anything? Somebody stole my TV. But while he's running over to his neighbor's house, he looks through his neighbor's window and he sees his TV on his neighbor's wall. So he grabs the beat cop. There's a policeman coming down the street. He says to the policeman, look, we have to go in this. My neighbor stole my TV. And the policeman knocks on the door. Did you steal his TV? And the guy says, no, I didn't steal his TV. And I said, policeman, let's go in and look. I'll show it to you. It's right there on the wall. The guy says, no, I'm not going to let you in here because I'm telling you right now, I did not steal that guy's TV. And the policeman looks at the other guy who accused the neighbor and he says to him like, well, that's good enough for me. If he says he didn't do it, then he didn't do it. So when the left tells you they didn't steal the 2020 election, that should be good enough for all of us. They didn't spend four years looking into Trump. You and I know, I mean, this is a horrible thing when you know something is true and people say, oh, no, no, no, no, it's not true. Or even worse when they say, well, you can't even talk about that. When you tell me I can't talk about something, that's when I get mad because patriots have died. Patriots have died so that we could be free and we could speak our minds in this country. You don't even have to be right. So it's one thing to say, oh, you're wrong. It's nothing to say, oh, you can't talk about that. We need to be just to speak the truth, to state the obvious, which you do in every chapter of this book is to be doing spiritual warfare. This is how we fight back by stating the obvious. And the fact that the election was stolen, not only is that true, but it should make everyone in America furious because what could be more despicable than people stealing an election from the American people, not from Donald Trump, from the American people? And so you have the guts in this book to talk about that. It does the crazy thing out. And again, this is the whole point of the book is like, you don't need to be some kind of a genius to figure out that it was stolen like it is obvious. That's why the title of the book is obvious, because everything you talk about is obvious. You're not making some arcane argument that maybe no, you know, for quacks like a duck. I'm sorry, but it's probably a duck. Yeah, yeah, exactly. That example after the book had come out, I said, oh, I wish I would have used the example of the duck, you know, walks like a duck, waddles like a duck, has feathers like the duck, goes to the bathroom like the duck, hangs out with other ducks. It's most likely a duck. Okay. And when the election was stolen, it was the New York Times that had to declare Biden the winner after like three days of a how come all this stuff coming in. Okay. I came up with probably that day. I came up with a dozen things that said this proves it. It was stolen. Yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, the book is obvious. The title of the book is obvious by Albin Saydar. Get a copy. Obvious by Albin Saydar. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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A highlight from Introduction to Philippians
"Brothers and sisters, I would encourage you to open up your Bibles this evening to Philippians. We're going to be taking a look at Philippians chapter 1 and verses 1 and 2. We are beginning the book of Philippians. Today will be more of an introduction to that particular book than anything else. I will attempt to talk about the author, the themes, the aim of the epistle, the things that we can learn from it without spoiling too much of the content so that later on as we preach on individual portions, it becomes anticlimax after anticlimax. I don't want to give away the entire book, but I do want you to have an idea of where it came from, why it is so very important to us today, what we can learn from it, and to see the similarities that exist between this book and indeed our own time. As I'll be discussing in the sermon, Philippi was actually a military colony, and you may have noticed we live in a military colony for the most part. So the resemblances between us and the Philippians, apart from the fact that we have microwaves and cell phones and things like that, and they did not, are very strong. They are still the same kind of people who deal with the same kind of difficulties. They too had a state which was sometimes nice to them and sometimes which oppressed them very badly. They also dealt with the problems of relationships and all of the things that the fall has brought in. So as we look at Philippians and we hear Paul writing to this beloved congregation of his, let us seek to apply it to our own time, but before we come to the word of God, let go us to the God who has given us this word and let's ask him to bless it. Please join me. Oh sovereign Lord, we do pray now that you would be the illuminator of our minds, that you would help us to understand your word. I pray that you would help me to divide it to write, that you would give me liberty and power and unction as I do so, that oh Lord, I would not say anything that goes against your word. I know I am a man with feet of clay. I am capable of interpreting the word or wrong, but I pray Lord that you would prevent me from doing so. I do pray also Lord that you would give me the sustaining power to go through this book, a right, and to apply it to your people. May you give us ears to hear and hearts to receive all that you have to tell us. We pray this in Jesus' holy name. Amen and amen. Philippians chapter one and I'll be reading verses one and two. It says the word of the Lord. Paul and Timothy bond servants of Jesus Christ to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the bishops and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. I wonder if say 10 or 11 years from now, if I was in jail in Washington for my preaching of the gospel and possibly facing the federal death penalty and this congregation had sent me a gift in jail to help me along and I was writing a letter in reply to your generous gift. What would that letter sound like? What would I say? How would I come across in writing to you? Would it be complaining about the government and my situation? Would I be going on and on about the unfairness of it all? And speaking about how my liberties had been infringed or would I be writing to you to know a little about how I was doing and then spend the vast majority, not talking about myself and my own situation as dire as it was, but to spend the vast majority of my letter attempting to stir you up to joy and in the Lord to encourage you to be full of peace and grace and joy even in the midst of adversity. Would I think so little of myself that my letter would seek to lovingly correct problems of disunity that I knew about in the congregation? Would I push back against those who perhaps were on the fringes or in the congregation itself who were teaching bad doctrine in the community? And above all, would I urge you to keep the person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of everything you did? I hope that I would. I hope I would not send you a letter merely of whining or a simple thank you note that said very little. In my case, though, we're going to have to find out. But in the case of Paul and the Philippian Christians, we already know how he spoke in the midst of those circumstances because that is the letter that we have in front of us. Paul is in the midst of serious adversity, serious difficulty. He is struggling, we know, with loneliness, with persecution, and he writes a letter to his much beloved Philippines that is full of joy and encouragement in spite of all of those difficulties that stood against him in the world. So much so this letter is so full of joy that it has been often called the epistle of joy. Paul writing from jail, remember, and a Roman jail was not like the jails today. We speak today of jails as being three hots and a cot. You have TV, recreation yards, things like that. In Paul's day, that was not the case. You either had to pay for a place to stay if the charges weren't that serious yourself or if you were thrown into a Roman dungeon, you could often die of exposure. You went in with the clothes on your back, and if your friends and your family did not provide you with the things that you needed, including food in jail, you could die very, very easily while awaiting your trial. But Paul, writing from that kind of jail, he uses the Greek words for joy and rejoice, imploring the Philippian saints to rejoice. He uses those words kara and kairo more than a dozen times, and this is just a four -chapter letter, remember. So joy is one of the most prominent themes in what he is writing. He is, as I said, in a Roman jail. This is possibly the second time. I think it's probably the first time that he was there. He is waiting a trial on a capital charge of treason, and the people who will judge him are members of Emperor Nero's brutal and corrupt administration. And as we know, Paul was not somebody who was going to give them a bribe, so there's no way out of his imprisonment that way. And yet, as we shall see, Paul is able to look well beyond the circumstances that surround him, and he's able to actually see Christ in heaven and the work that Christ is doing in the world and indeed in Philippi and throughout the church and to know that God throughout is in control and that all of God's promises are coming to pass. Let me just stop and ask that question right now of you. Do you know those things as well? Do you have that solid trust no matter what your circumstances are in the Lord Jesus Christ, that no matter what afflictions, adversities, difficulties, diseases you're dealing with today, yet still you know that the Lord is in control and that his will is coming to pass and that none of his promises will ever fail. I pray that that is the case, and if not, I pray that you will take encouragement from Paul. He was writing to encourage the Philippians, but we remember that he wasn't writing just to the Philippian congregation. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was writing to us as well. And so I pray that he would be encouraging you in whatever situation you are in. But we see him trusting absolutely in God, trusting in the Christ whom he knew and that therefore there was this inner principle of joy in his heart, an inner principle that no one could take away and that he still wants to share with others. He wants that joy inexpressible that we heard about this morning to overflow to others. The Romans might take his life. They could do that, but they cannot take away his joy or his peace. That is one of the great promises that is given to the Christian. Nobody can take away the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. Nobody can take away your salvation, and nobody can steal your joy and your peace in those things. But let's take a moment now to discuss how all of this came to pass, how he came to be writing this letter from jail. Where is Philippi? What was it like? Who were the Philippians, and how did Paul come to know them? Incidentally, this is a picture of the Philippian ruins that you will find in Macedonia. I am told they are amazing. It is a UNESCO historic site. Maybe one day as I got to see Ephesus, I will also have a chance to see Philippi. But in the meantime, let's talk about the city. Philippi was originally founded as a colony in northeastern Macedonia by colonists from the island of Thanos. They were called Thacians in 359 BC. But it was captured by Alexander the Great's father, Philip, and renamed Philippi three years later. So it didn't have much of a long run of independence. But in saying that, I have told you very little about Philippi itself. Because the Philippi that Paul knew came along much later on. It is like me telling you that Fayetteville was settled by colonists from Scotland. Because almost 400 years had passed between the founding of Philippi and the time that Paul was writing. Just as almost 400 years have passed between the time of the founding of Fayetteville in our own time. So the Philippi that Paul first visited in around 51 or 52 AD was a very different place. The Romans had captured it from the Macedonians in 168 BC. And in 42 BC during the Roman Civil War that brought an end to the Roman Republic. It was the scene of the final defeat of the forces of Brutus and Cassius by the forces of Anthony and Octavian. Who later of course became Augustus Caesar. And that final battle occurred just outside of this city. This was critical because after the city Octavian turned Philippi into a Roman colony and a military outpost. They released some of their veteran soldiers. The war to defeat the men who had stabbed Caesar had finished as far as they were concerned. And they released some of their legionaries from Legion 28 to colonize the city. Which was founded and I apologize for my terrible Latin here. Colonia Victrix Philippensium meaning the colony of the victory of Philippi. From that point onwards it was a place where Italian veterans from the Roman army were given land. And it sat upon an important Roman road called the Via Ignatia. Which was a road that was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Incidentally I learned while we were on our trip that the Greeks joke particularly in Cyprus. That the only roads in Greece that last were built by the Romans. The modern ones all fall apart. It crossed through Illyricum, Macedonia, Thracia and runs into the territory that is now part of Albania. North Macedonia, Greece and European Turkey. Why is that important? Well it's important because it meant that Philippi was a center not only of trade. And they had mines we'll talk about in a little while where they mined gold and silver. But it was a place where it was possible to go from Philippi to other areas of Macedonia. Or to turn south and to go into Greece. They had their own route 95 so to speak running right through the city. That allowed them to have concourse with all the people in Greece and up in Macedonia and into the Roman Empire. This meant that the Lord in founding his church there. Put it in a place where the inhabitants could as they did their daily trade. Carry not only letters to Rome but they could also carry the gospel to the surrounding areas. Now the citizens of this colony were regarded as citizens of Rome. And they were given a number of special privileges that ordinary inhabitants of the empire didn't have. It was in many senses a miniature Rome. Literally because they were under the municipal law of Rome. It was as though they were a colony that was in Italy actually attached to Rome. That was the way the law functioned. And they were governed by two military officers the Duumviri who were appointed directly from Rome. And the colony itself although it was relatively small. It was only about 10 ,000 people when Paul reached it. It was very wealthy as a general rule. They had gold and silver mines just outside the city. And those mines were still productive in Paul's day. It was as I said a little Rome in the midst of Macedonia. And not just in the government. It was laid out like a Roman city. And so to this day you can see that they have a Roman forum in addition to a Greek Agora. But how did Paul get to this city? How did he get there? Well let's read a little from Acts 16 which actually tells us. So if you would turn in your Bible to Acts chapter 16. And I want to begin with verse one which will tell us that Paul was actually when this all started. He was in Asia Minor. He was over in modern day Turkey on his second missionary journey. We read then he came to Derby in Lystra and behold a certain disciple was there named Timothy. The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go with him and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region. For they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities they delivered to them the decrees to keep which were determined by the apostles and elders of Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia they tried to go into Bithynia but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia they came down to Troas and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him saying come over to Macedonia and help us. Now many people have speculated just as an aside that this is Luke who was speaking to Paul in a vision. Now after he had seen the vision immediately we sought to go to Macedonia concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore sailing from Troas we ran a straight course to Samothrace and the next day came to Neapolis and from there to Philippi which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days and on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul and when she and her household were baptized she begged us saying if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come to my house and stay so she persuaded us. And we know that Paul and Timothy stayed with Lydia for some days. They had some other encounters. I'm not going to read the rest of chapter 16 but I would encourage you to actually read all of chapter 16 tonight. It won't take you that long but you will read about the exorcism of the demon possessed slave girl which unfortunately got them into trouble because the demon allowed her unfortunately to know about things that men didn't know about. And so her owners used to get money from her that way. We'll also tell you about Paul and Silas's unjust imprisonment and then the household baptism of the Philippian jailer which is marvelous and of course one of those household baptisms that shows us that we are to be baptizing not just parents on their confession of faith but also their children. This was the first church established in Europe. Note that. And that at the explicit direction of the Holy Spirit who made it very clear that Paul was to turn the direction of his labors from Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey to Europe. He goes through Macedonia and then after that he goes into Greece and brings the gospel into Europe. Now the bond as you will read through the Philippi you can't help but notice the friendship, the love that exists between Paul and this congregation. It was peculiarly close though others had abandoned him in his imprisonment as we shall see these Philippians had not. They continued to pray for him and they continued to provide for his needs in this world. They sent him a gift. As I said I don't want to give away too many spoilers but they had sent a man by the name of Epaphroditus with a gift for him in jail and then he had sent Epaphroditus back to them with this letter. That's how he got it. And as I mentioned this letter was written from Rome during his imprisonment. The beginning of that is related in Acts 28. The reference to Caesar's household which you will read in Philippians 4 22 and the palace in Philippians 1 13. In the Greek it's Praetorium. It was probably the barrack of the Praetorium guard attached to the palace of Nero and that confirms this. So I tend to think it was during his first imprisonment at Rome. That would tend to sit with the mention of the Praetorium and that he was in the custody of the Praetorium prefect and his situation agrees with the situation in the first two years of his imprisonment that you can read about in Acts. In Acts 28 30 and 31. It's not that important whether it was the first or the second imprisonment. The fact is he's in prison. He's in prison for his faith. He's in prison for his preaching. But he does not allow that to destroy him or even to to drive him down or to change the nature of his ministry. Many people might have switched over perhaps to a martyr's ministry at this point in time and yet he does not. He continues to encourage the people to go about their their business preaching the gospel and being members of the church no matter what the circumstances are. Now the tone of this letter as we go through it you'll notice this. It's unlike most of his other letters. It contains no long doctrinal discussions. It contains no rebukes of evils that were festering in the particular church. But it is an outpouring rather of happy love and also confidence in these brothers and sisters. He loves them. He is confident in them and he wants them to be confident not in themselves. He wants them to be confident in Christ and in his promises. Like all of Paul's epistles, as you saw, it starts with a salutation. Our letters, of course, and with the identification of the person who's sending it. But the letters back there started with who this letter was from. And like most of his letters, it also starts with a prayer for the people that he is writing to. He isn't just in intending to give them information. He wants to bless them, to bless them with his letter and to bless them with his prayer. And one commentator calls the entire letter a long gush of love towards the Philippians. And it is. There's nothing wrong with that. Verses 1 and 2 that we read there, they contain an apostolic greeting. The senders are identified there. Timothy is associated with Paul. Timothy was with Paul, therefore, in his imprisonment. We remember from 2 Timothy in his second imprisonment that Paul noted that only Timothy had stayed with him. Or rather that he wanted Timothy to come to him in his imprisonment to bring things to him. Timothy remained loyal to Paul no matter what. Timothy also, you remember, was going to become very important to Paul in the Ephesian church and building them up and so on. Timothy was a genuine, he was more than just an amanuensis or a secretary for Paul. He was a helper to Paul. He was a brother in Christ, somebody who would stand with him in thick or thin. Now, Paul mentions him and he often does that. He brings the friends who are about him into prominence. That also indicates that the people in Philippi knew of him and would be interested to hear how he was doing. Timothy is in Rome with Paul when the letter is being dictated. And although Timothy is not the one who is inspired to write the letter, Paul is using him as his secretary to take it down. It's very possible that Paul had an eye disease, which made it very difficult for him to write. He calls Timothy and himself, he addresses himself as a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Now, that's a nice little word, bondservant. It conjures up the idea of indentured bondage, the idea that we're just working off a debt. But when he says bondservant, he's actually using the Greek word doulos. Doulos means literally slave. He is a slave of Christ. Some prefer the translation bondservant to kind of neaten it up. We don't like the idea of Paul calling himself a slave of Christ because of the bad connotations of that. But we remember that most of the Roman Empire, in fact, 20 % of the city there, and this would have had, as a Roman colony, a military colony, Philippi would have had a lower than normal slave population, more free men than slaves. But they still speculate that at least 20 % of those 10 ,000 people within the colony were slaves. And here is Paul saying, I too am a slave. But who is he a slave of? He's a slave of Jesus Christ. He and Timothy are slaves, and they aren't complaining about that. They understood that they were bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ in his sacrifice for their sake, and therefore they were owned by their master. They are completely dependent upon him, and they give him their undivided allegiance. They love this master of theirs, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul clearly, he views it as the highest honor that we can attain to serve Christ, to have his light yoke upon us instead of the heavy chains of sin which he takes away. And he is bound to absolute submission to this Lord who is all worthy and who gave everything for his sake. Paul, note in all of his letters, never forgot what Christ had done for him, never forgot where he was when Christ found him, how he was an enemy of the church, a persecutor of the church. Somebody whom Christ, you remember, addressed on the road to Damascus saying, Paul, Paul, or rather at that time, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Jesus associates himself so keenly with his people that to persecute them is to persecute him. I was thinking about that as we were hearing about how the Pakistanis are wretchedly persecuted. What their persecutors in Pakistan, the Muslims, do not recognize or realize is that in persecuting them, they are persecuting God the Son. And it will not go well for them to be counted amongst the persecutors on the last day. But he had once been a persecutor. Now he is no longer. He is a slave, a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves him with all of his heart. Now note also at the beginning, he doesn't mention that he's an apostle. And so there's a great contrast here between letters like Galatians where he asserts his apostolic authority when he's teaching them. This is a very friendly letter. He doesn't actually need to. He knows they know that he's an apostle of the Lord. Jesus greets all of the saints in Christ. Jesus, who are in Philippi, and he abused them. He calls them saints. And what is he talking about there when he calls them saints? Haggai, literally holy ones. These are people who he considers as they are in Christ. Have you ever thought about this? We may think of ourselves as wretches. We may think of ourselves as people in whom there is nothing worthy of praise. And yet the way that the Lord looks at us is his holy ones, his ones who are set apart. His chosen ones who are even now being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, that is who you are. You are one of his special people. In the Old Testament, the word was segula, his special treasure. Brothers and sisters, the devil wants us to think of ourselves as only what we can accomplish by our meager efforts. And let's face it, that's not much. Isaiah, at the end of his long, his long prophetic letter in Isaiah 66, he talks about righteousness, the righteousness that a holy man like himself might be able to accomplish by himself. And he says these things, our righteousnesses are but filthy rags. But Christ, what does he do? He endows us with robes of righteousness. He enrobes us, as Luther put it so very well, so that when we stand before God on the last day, the saints are seen as they are in Christ. That is who Paul sees them as. They are people who are called to be holy and who are being made holy. We have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but we are also, and this will come out from this letter, we are also being conformed to the image of Christ. It is as that example that was given to us a little while ago of the, as we were going through the Bible study of the princess who had been made, or rather the commoner who had been made into the queen. She was given the title, but then gradually she was taught the courtly graces and made into somebody who everybody understood and saw was the wife of the king. They are the people of God. They are the saints of Christ and that because of their union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the saints together in their communal sense are being addressed by Paul. This letter would have been probably read just as we read it in the midst of worship and so on, and then copied and passed on to the other congregations, the other saints throughout the world.
A highlight from Crypto Update | Bitcoin Soars Above $37K While Ether Hits a Symbolic $2K. Here's Why
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal. It's Thursday, November 9th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from Coindesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, Coindesk collaborator and author of the Crypto is Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about a new big name crypto exchange, Bitcoin fees, GDP growth, and more. So you don't miss an episode, be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice and turn on notifications. And just a reminder, Coindesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. The crypto market is surging, with Bitcoin at one point today almost reaching $38 ,000. According to Coindesk Indices, at 10 a .m. Eastern Time this morning, the Bitcoin price was up 6 .8 % over the past 24 hours, trading at $37 ,604. Ether is up a stunning 8 .25%, breaking through the symbolic $2 ,000 level to trade at $2 ,036. Other assets are doing even better. Chainlink is up 14%, Solana up 10%, Cardano 9%, Polygon and Avalanche are up 8%. What is behind this strong sentiment? ETF speculation seems to be doing its part. As of today, the public rebuttal period for most of the existing Bitcoin spot ETF proposals has closed, which means a comment from the SEC decision on the Hashtech's strategy change proposal to convert its Bitcoin futures ETF into one based on the actual asset. Also, there's the reevaluation of Bitcoin's safe haven thesis, with the US debt becoming an ever more pressing problem and several renowned investors highlighting Bitcoin's provably hard cap on its supply and its immutable monetary policy. This morning, Coindesk's Omkar Gaboli reported on an options market metric that gives some insight into trader sentiment. It's called SKU and it shows the relative price of calls versus puts expiring in four weeks. Calls are options to buy at a higher price and therefore represent bullish positions. Puts are options to sell at a lower price and so are good vehicles for those who expect the price of the underlying asset to fall. According to Omkar, the SKU is at its highest since April 2021. This means that the premium of calls to puts or bullish to bearish is at its highest in more than two and a half years. Sentiment does seem to have changed. In macro indicators today, let's look again at GDP, but not at the actual growth, the expected growth. I've spoken before about the Atlanta Fed's GDP Now model, which takes in economic data as it is released and spits out a frequently updated growth estimate. They go to pains to specify this is not a forecast, it is an estimate based on actual data. You may recall that for the third quarter US GDP growth, the Atlanta Fed GDP Now model was aiming much higher than the consensus estimates from economists. It was signalling Q3 growth of 5 .4 % versus 4 .4 % average forecast, while the figure came in at 4 .9 % smack in between the two. So the Atlanta Fed figures are worth paying attention to. It updated its Q4 estimate yesterday. According to the Atlanta Fed, Q4 growth in the US will come in at 2 .4%. This is much lower than in Q3, less than half, but it is not yet a recession. Or is it? One misunderstood feature of recessions is that they do not depend on two consecutive quarters of negative growth. I'm not sure where that idea came from, but it doesn't hold. If you look at the annual rate of quarterly GDP growth at the start of the last few recessions, they were 1 .4%, 1%, 1 .7%, 4 .3 % in 1981. So, what determines whether or not a US recession is upon us? The answer is the National Bureau of Economic Research, known as the NBER, which is a private organization entrusted with this call. The reason this organization gets to make this call is to avoid dozens of different dates being declared, which would make it The NBER gets to decide when we are in a recession, and this is especially important given there is no established definition of what a recession even is. The NBER's definition is the following, and I quote, a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months. End quote. If you're wondering what the organization means by decline in economic activity, you're not the only one. It's not just declining GDP. Last year, real GDP declined for two consecutive quarters without the NBER declaring a recession, something that hadn't occurred in the US since 1947. Anyway, given the strength of consumer spending and business activity, although this is declining, we are probably not in a recession yet. Growth is declining, however, according to a lot of data points I've discussed on this podcast, and according to the Atlanta Fed GDP Now model. It's starting to feel like we're in a sort of twilight zone. Maybe we are, maybe we aren't. The rear view mirror will tell us more. Back to markets, where stocks seem to be taking a pause. Yesterday, the main US indices closed more or less flat, and futures are pointing to a tentatively positive opening today. This is despite government bond yields continuing to drop. Yesterday, the US 10 -year yield dipped below 4 .5%, although this morning it is back just above that level. In Europe, the FTSE 100 closed flat yet again. The German DAX index rose by 0 .5 % back up to its highest level in just over a month. The Euro stock 600 was up 0 .3%. So far this morning, sentiment looks more positive, with the main indices up at least 0 .5%. Sentiment was more positive in Asia today, with Japan's Nikkei index up 1 .5%, the Hang Seng up a third, and the Shanghai Composite flat on yesterday. The Brent crude benchmark fell another 2%, dropping below $80 a barrel for the first time since mid -July. Earlier today, it had recovered slightly, up 1 .2%, to trade at $81 .40 a barrel. Gold also continued lower, most likely weighed down by a busy schedule this week of central bankers, reminding us that there could be more rate hikes ahead. Yesterday, the metal dropped almost 0 .75%. So far today, the decline seems more muted, with gold trading down 0 .2 % at $1 ,946 per ounce.
A highlight from Abortion Wins Again
"Hi everybody, Dennis Prager here, wonderful to be with you. Fascinating how you have this gigantic demonstration of Israel destroyers and America haters in the United States. It's not even widely reported. Imagine if it were MAGA supporters in front of the United Nations, excuse me, United States, White House. Amazing to correlate the UN and the White House. That's Freudian, if there ever was one. Well, of course, it's a non -event. It's domestic terrorists, MAGA. Make America great again, Americans, they're the enemy. Not these vile people calling for the annihilation of a state called Israel, a state the size of New Jersey. The hatred of Israel is overwhelmingly because the Jews made something out of that desert and the surrounding states made nothing. That's it. Syria, oh, Iraq, Lebanon. Lebanon was going to be something, but then the Islamists took over. When it was half Christian, it was sort of Shangri -La in the Arab world. That's where Arabs went to vacation, to have a good time in a freer society. But the Islamists took care of that and Hezbollah destroyed Lebanon. How many people know that? People don't know. If you want proof that the issue is that Israel is Jewish, here's the proof. There is zero interest in the, oh, not zero, one, one percent. From one to a hundred, there is about, or one interest in the sufferings, even the deaths of fellow Arabs or fellow Muslims. Nobody talks about the creation of Pakistan, how's that for an esoteric bit of history happened at the same time as Israel, 1947, 1948. There was no country in the history of the world called Pakistan. It was part of India. Israel existed twice before in that exact area where it exists now, but Pakistan never existed. It was ripped out of India to make, guess what, a Muslim state. Now, let's talk a few figures here, okay? The number of Palestinians, then known as Arabs, there was no term, the word Palestinian referred to Jews actually, ironically. Guess how many Arabs died when Israel was made and it was, they all died because the Arab countries invaded the brand new state of Israel. Guess how many, 10 ,000, okay? And the number of refugees, about 700 ,000, exactly the same number as Jewish refugees from Arab countries. You don't hear about that either. So again, 10 ,000 Palestinians, slash Arabs, or Arabs, slash Palestinians died when Israel was created and about 700 ,000 refugees. Now, when Pakistan was created, which nobody talks about, what were the numbers? Let's see here. Okay, I'm looking for the exact, I want to be precise. So the number of deaths was between one and two million, not 10 ,000, as a result of the creation of Pakistan. Do you know how Bangladesh was created? Bangladesh was eastern Pakistan. Pakistan was in two very far away places, western Pakistan and eastern Pakistan. Eastern Pakistan, their ethnicity is Bengali, which is the state, the Bengal state of India in that area. They share ethnicity with the Bengals of India, they don't share religion. The Bengals of India are largely Hindu, the Bengals of Bangladesh are Muslim. The amount of murder, I don't have that piece of data in front of me, I will supply that. But people, they don't even know, people don't even know about Pakistan and Bangladesh. Because the issue has nothing to do, the concern is not with Palestinians. Egypt doesn't want to take one Palestinian, why doesn't Egypt take over Gaza? It did, it's one point, it doesn't want it. Jordan didn't want the Palestinians either, so they simply said, go, go, bye bye. Massive attack on Palestinians because of the rupture. The Palestinians have a record of utter destruction, a mass amount of destruction in Lebanon, massive amount in Jordan, a massive amount in Egypt. I don't know why, it's an interesting question, but that is the case. The whole thing is about destroying Israel, and part of the reason is theological, contrary to the lies told, it was never a paradise for Jews under Islamic rule. At times it was certainly better than under Christian rule, at times that's correct. But it was a time of massive, and the word was used by the Muslims, the humiliation of the dhimmi, dhimmi were Christians and Jews, the non -dhimmi, non -Muslims were largely killed. The ignorance, the left has created ignorant robots in the education system. Ami Horowitz was on my show yesterday, he went to Columbia University where there was And I asked him, what did it look like breakdown in terms of white and Middle Easterners? He said 50 -50, which is probably true for the White House as well. When President Trump said, let's have a moratorium, he never said a full ban, but a moratorium on from immigration Muslim countries. Of course he was called Islamophobic, a hater, a bigot. It was round the clock attacks on the President. But his argument had nothing to do with ethnicity, it had to do with values. We don't want to bring people into the society that don't share our values. Is the society not allowed to do that? England has not been transformed in this way. Sweden, Sweden essentially had no violent crime, had no rapes. It does now, because the liberal, the leftist was thrilled about this. The liberal was just the usual naive. Naive and liberal are synonymous. The left wishes to destroy and the liberal is naive about the left. That is the calamity in the United States. If liberals didn't look, look at Virginia yesterday, it's amazing to me, amazing. Both houses of the state houses went, are Democrat. Because they do so much good for the country, the Democrats. The cities of the country are thriving under Democratic Party rule. The country is thriving under Democratic Party rule. These are all well educated. No, that's a poor term. These are all well indoctrinated people. Just remember Pakistan, okay? Why is Pakistan legitimate and Israel is not? That's a question that most people arguing pro -Palestinian positions would not even know what you are referring to. So teach them. Actually have an article on it from what year? 2015. From eight years ago, why is Pakistan more legitimate than Israel? Yeah, look it up. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? 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Capstone's Jared Asch and Jim Wunderman Discuss the East Bay's Biggest Growth Hurdles
"What do you see as the biggest challenge for continued growth in the East Bay? Sounds like transit is one, economic development. But what do you see as some of the challenges ahead and maybe some of the solutions, some that could come from Sacramento or D .C., even? Yeah, look, I think the East Bay grew up kind of fast. Some people feel impacted by local traffic, things like that. There's a lot of newbies in East Bay. They just are. They're used to the place being the way it is and they don't need any more of it. And so they're reluctant. So I think there really needs to be a movement that the elected officials can get behind and get excited about and that their leadership can really drive the growth and the improvements and the new what's to come rather than them being dragged to vote against investments and improvements, because people with a similarly colored T -shirt all get up at the council meeting and scream, no way. And so that's where I think the opportunity is to come together. And let's just agree that a lot of what's in the East Bay was built at a time that was a different time. So now we need to rethink some of these areas. The way we did them just really isn't consistent with what we need now. We need something different. I look at it as I drive about. I see a lot of aging kind of strip mall centers and I see a lot of stores that are out and I have a feeling nobody's coming in and we probably need to repurpose a lot of that and do it thoughtfully. And that could provide a lot of housing. It could provide entertainment. It could provide new lifestyle opportunities. And these places tend to be in the central part of cities. So they're often very well located. I was talking to two different mayors that said one of the biggest problems that they're having with some of those shopping centers you're talking about that are nearly dead is that it was owned by grandpa in the 1960s or something, and now it could be 10 or 30 entities, family members that have a share in it. And so what they have found is they have one anchor store and one or two other stores that come and go, they're still making cash flow on those because property taxes hasn't changed much and things haven't changed. So if you have an anchor that's giving you cash flow, even if each family, if you have 20 or 30 families, is still making two grand a month, but maybe they're also getting losses from the vacancies that is equal to 20 ,000 or 30 ,000 off their W2 taxes. It's a win for those people. And when developers have come in and tried to buy that out, they can't even get 20 percent of the families to come to a meeting because they're just happy with the status quo, where if even if those families developed it themselves, you've got to bring everything up to code. You've got to really invest in it. And there's been this laissez -faire approach and people could probably name half a dozen in Concord, one or two in Pleasant Hill. I'm sure we can go throughout the whole Bay Area and name them. But that's a big problem. I don't know if you have thoughts on that. Well, momentum is is important. And once you start seeing something, when I started, I've been in this job 20 years. So when I came, we were talking about my predecessor was a woman named Sunny McPeak, who was a Contra Costa supervisor and had this job for a bunch of years and then went on to become Arnold Schwarzenegger's secretary for business, transportation and housing at the time. So she was very well -known in planning circles and is very influential, I think, lead in the area. And she was all about transit oriented development. I think she might have invented the term, but there was really not a lot of examples of it around at that time. And it was a lot of resistance to it because you're basically going into a suburban area where it's all single family private homes and say, we're not going to do that over here because there's transit here. So we want to densify that area. So she was able to accomplish that at the Contra Costa Center, Pleasant Hill, Bart Station. Then we had at least one that was under construction. It was happening. And then a couple of others. And then before you knew it, they were popping up like all over the place because there was momentum.
A highlight from Cardano Summit Was Embarrassing Full Recap_01
"All right, so you guys asked for continued updates on a lot of these projects out there. Cardano is one that we're going to be doing today on their full summit and a breakdown of everything Charles was releasing, give you guys a full array of clips, much like what we did for the Breakpoint deal for sure. We'll just get started. I think you guys are going to love it. My name is Paul Baron. We'll come back in the Tech Path. All right, let's start off with a tweet. This came over from our friends at Digital Asset News for Ghostchain. They sure can throw a party. And of course, right there it is, man. If you look at what's happening at the summit, I've got some photos. One thing is for sure, this is a fantastic location. I love that over the water. Look at the size of this audience right here. These guys really did a good job there. Not bad. There's a lot of people there too. So very, very interesting to watch, you know, in the sense of seeing the clips kind of come together. Just to give you guys an update where Cardano has been here recently, this is the one -month chart right now, 35 % up on the one -month chart. Now, I want to get in on this first clip. This is Charles talking a little bit over about what has been going on over the past seven years. Let's jump to that clip. Welcome to Dubai. Oh, come on, that's not passionate. We had a great vision. We had kind of three principles here. Scalability. We cared a lot about it. Second, we had this concept of governance. And the third idea was interoperability. So if you think about what we've achieved over the last seven years, all these billions of transactions, millions of currencies, NFTs and other things issued on chain, hundreds of dapps, we have all these cool things that are either being incubated or already reached main net. So there's people from the Hydra project here to allow us to scale. We have roll -ups, all kinds of cool zero -knowledge structures, things like that. And when you look at this whole thing, you say to yourself, over the coming months and years, we're going to be all right, we're going to be okay. All right, so I want to jump to this next clip. This kind of jumps into a little bit about Hydra itself because he was kind of focusing in on that one. Let's take a look. There are a few people over the internets who are claiming that there's a great degree of dishonesty for myself in particular, but others in our organization about the throughput of Hydra. Three years have passed. We've all learned lots of things. So what does a thousand TPS mean? Would make sense in a video game. It would make sense in micro tipping. It makes sense for a variety of off -chain applications, but that's not where Cardano's at. So what happened over a three -year period is that Hydra pivoted a little bit and it pivoted into let's build some middleware. People kept trying to advertise in 2000, we have this many TPS and we have this many TPS. What we were trying to say is that's not how these systems work in practice, but we're also looking at roll -ups as an ecosystem, sidechains as an ecosystem, and yes, evolutions of Hydra because you don't have a channel that's running, I guess, spam transactions a thousand per second. Obviously, that's a failed project. Okay. Well, who needs that? Where's that going to come from? What use case is currently in the system that requires that level of throughput? So when people run around and say Hydra has failed, we lied about Hydra, there's no way to achieve any of these performance claims that are said, well, then what they're really doing is they're taking the hard work of dozens of people and everybody building on it and they're saying it just doesn't exist. There are almost 200 papers behind Cardano, a massive ecosystem of researchers and engineers. Were they all just wasting their time? Were all of them just doing nothing? Bitcoin would die to have what we have. And frankly, Ethereum is chasing it and they can't get there because of poor design decisions with the EVM and the account model. It's very easy through sidechains for us to borrow what they have. It's a lot harder for them to get what we have. Again, TPS, yes, I believe it does matter. It's going to be the ultimate game, I think, across all blockchain because at some point we are going to get into a scenario where transactions per second will be the most critical asset that any chain is going to represent. And we've already seen some scenarios of other chains out there that have been able to accelerate past that significant. I don't know if I would consider Hydra a failure, but would you? Would you look at Hydra and say, okay, it just isn't where they thought it was going to go. They talked about it. It did have to change. I'd love to get you guys' feedback. Let's go into this next clip, which is more around the governance of Cardano. Listen in. This year, a huge amount has been done with SIP 1694. It'll get done in one way or another. Might not look exactly the way that everybody thought. Might look that way. The point is that just like scalability, it's no longer a question of can we do this. We'll figure out a way to get good on -chain governance. Turns out that the things around cryptocurrencies are incredibly hard. There's a lot of moving pieces to them. And they're talking a lot about the roadmap of Cardano. So things like the budget, what ought we spend money on to be approved by the government of Cardano? If you want to speed it up, are you okay with spending another $10 million? Maybe five, two and a half, split the difference. Y 'all want Circle support, maybe we pay them. There's lots of stuff there, a lot of moving pieces there. It's complicated stuff. This is Cardano. This is one of the OGs in terms of the crypto space. In fact, probably should be one of the most advanced chains out there overall in terms of collaborations, partnerships. All those things should be well on their way, much like what we've seen with some of these younger chains. If you look at Solana or even Avalanche, both of which have been able to accelerate in their respective areas of interest, I should say. And then obviously the growth of Ethereum, it's not even a comparison. But I think the key here is you have to achieve it and you do have to integrate these kinds of collabs and or these integrations where this stuff starts to expand. And it does get the community on board. I think people would jump on board and maybe I'm wrong on that. Let me know if you guys think that. There's another clip out here that I want to go to. This is a Twitter space example of the community itself and what they were thinking about the current state of Cardano. Listen in. One thing inherently has been a curse for Cardano is our marketing capabilities. Like they're not interested in coming over here because every time I look on my Twitter feed, I see you shooting shots at somebody, so I'm like, goddamn, how is this supposed to work? Well, you know, I feel your pain, man. I really do. And then to have people say we're just a wallet and just to babble like incoherent idiots on Twitter and these other places and reduce it to like a Cardano versus Ethereum, dude, we're not competing with Ethereum. We're not competing with any of these things. We changed the entire game. Cardano is playing a completely different game. All right. So again, back to Charles, I would love to learn what the game is that they are playing because I feel like that most of the initiatives out there within blockchain are fairly clear. Yes, there's been a lot of things that Cardano has put out there that they've been able to achieve to a certain level, but there's also been a lot that they have not been able to get to. So it's kind of an interesting situation. And they're a community member kind of talking about we need to kind of ramp up the front facing side of Cardano. This next clip goes into interoperability. This seems to be one of the biggest things. But back to that clip was that they are. There's also always so much, I would say, discussion coming from Charles, in many cases knocking these other chains. I'm kind of curious if interoperability is impossible. Listen in. And this is really the core of what I'm talking about today is this idea of interoperability. This is something we don't talk too much about and we ought to. Interoperability is the difference between living on an island and living in a world. Interoperability is the difference between your software working and your software not working. We said, hey, this is a problem. We need to solve that. So we saved the best for last. Now let's solve interoperability. Let's teach the rest of the space how to do that well. What else did we do? We looked at Cosmos. We had a whole team of people doing diligence there. And we said, you know, if we take all these guys here, these things, Fabric, Mamba, the EVM stuff, the Yella stuff, if we really squint our eyes and think deeply about it, maybe just maybe we start pulling some things together. And you know what I said? It would be really cool to have a flagship product, something very special and very unique to showcase the power of that type of system. And we call it midnight.
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A highlight from Murderers Manifesto
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hello, my friends. I'm Dennis Prager, and I hope you had a good weekend. I have delved into the question of how good a weekend or a good any day one could have when the world is so filled with evil and one has to try despair as a sin, as I have noted on a number of occasions based on my Bible commentary. Hi, everybody. Good to be with you. This is late breaking. I normally don't have the show driven by news as it breaks, but this is an important—many of them are important, but this is, I believe, worthy of immediate attention. This is from Newsweek. Conservative social media personality Steven Crowder teased the release of a manifesto allegedly written by an accused school shooter in Nashville, Tennessee, where six victims died earlier this year. Boy, I'll tell you, Newsweek is really—this sentence is so gingerly phrased. Let's see. The manifesto is allegedly written by an accused shooter, not the shooter. Six million victims died, not were murdered. In a video posted Monday, that's today, to YouTube, Crowder said the manifesto was leaked and shared screenshots of portions of the document which was believed to be written by Audrey Hale, 28, whom authorities identified as the shooter. They also said Hale, who died at the scene, once attended the school. By the way, that is interesting that they say allegedly. You say allegedly when somebody is about to stand trial, but if the person was shot at the scene, you don't say allegedly. What was Audrey Hale doing there? Checking out school curricula? No, it's a little too ginger. Anyway, I will be reading the manifesto here on this show. I wish that I wouldn't have to, Crowder said in the video. In a post to X, formerly Twitter, Crowder shared other images of the manifesto, including one part that said, I hope I have a high death count. Newsweek has been unable to independently verify that Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson told Newsweek that the police are unable to confirm the manifesto, but said they are actively looking into the matter. Here's a question for Nashville police. Why didn't you release it immediately? Some authorities had it, and my suspicion is because the manifesto reveals, as was suspected, a left -winger and it was a trans person. So the left sort of has the view, padona misa gosh, there are no enemies on the left. And whereas if the manifesto were some racist, anti -black screed, we would have known about it immediately. So three children and three adults at Nashville's Covenant School were murdered. She later died from gunshot wounds. Shortly after the shooting occurred, this is again from this Newsweek article, police said that they had recovered a manifesto believed to have been written by hell. So why, why was it never released? The ongoing investigation into the March 27 murders of six persons inside the Covenant School continues to show, from all information currently available, that killer Audrey Hale acted totally alone. That's not the question. Well, I'll report to you. There is a report somewhere, but since I haven't seen it, I can't, I won't report it yet, about what it revealed. And it seems to me that if the report is correct, it was a big anti -white kid screed. All right. So we live in an age of moral confusion, as I have warned all of my life. And the charge against Israel that it commits genocide against the Palestinians which a charge that has been made for decades, this is not new to the current war against Hamas, is another gigantic lie of the left. But the truth is not a left -wing value. So I have data here from Statista, which has no political bias that I know of. You agree with me? I don't know. Okay, fine. Statista Infographic Newsletter. Statista puts out statistics. So this is from 2020. Growth of Palestine. Let's see now. The need for peace continues to grow in urgency as Palestine's population is growing at a larger rate than Israel. Jewish and Arab populations are on a collision course of parity in the coming decades, with Arab Israelis also growing faster than Jewish Israelis and gaining more voting power. Then there's a chart, Growth of Palestine. It begins in 1960, and the green is Palestine, the blue is Israel. They have gone from 1 .1 million to 5 .1 million in 2020. So there is a growth of essentially five times growth quintupled since 1960. The Jewish population has quadrupled, has gone up four times the Arab population of the area five times. Have you ever heard of a genocide where the people being genocided have a population growth of 5x? The lie is so grandiose, but you have to know something. The people screaming it believe it, especially those who are Palestinian or from other Arab or Muslim countries. They believe their lies. Read David Price Jones' book, The Closed Circle. You'll see that he's an Arab expert. He lived an exaggeration and lies as being very frequently in the public sphere conflated. Anyway, we're catching up. The truth is that a left wing value in the left wing dominates academia and the media. So much for the charge of genocide. The only attempt at genocide of the Palestinians and their Muslim supporters around the world, they wish to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel, perhaps all Jews in the world, but certainly Jews of Israel. That is the only genocide that can be alleged in the Middle East. Well, there was one, but I don't know. Yeah, I guess you'd call it the Middle East, of course. Do you remember the Yazidis, how they were wiped out by ISIS? Well, virtually, yeah. There was a real, let's put, an ethnic cleansing, let's put it that way. Genocide. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free is a call for genocide. It is a call for the eradication of the Jewish state. There are 22 Arab states, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, but there's no room for a Jewish state the size of New Jersey. People just always need to remember that. Should there be a 24th Arab state, one that never existed in the history of the world? I hear some Palestinian speakers actually saying, we are the descendants of the Canaanites. Did you know that? You can meet a living Canaanite. Can you meet a parasite and a Jebusite? He said he was a Jebusite? Is Arafat said he was a Jebusite? I didn't know the man had a sense of humor. And this is what your kids are learning at college. We return. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? 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The moral difference between the allies and the Nazis and the allies and the Japanese was no greater than the moral difference between Israel and Hamas. We live in the age of moral relativism. It's infected almost the entire intellectual class. I saw it when I was at graduate school at Columbia University, and professors generally equated the U .S. and the Soviet Union. It was not a battle, the Cold War in their view, between freedom and tyranny, or between, if you will, light and dark, with all the darkness that exists, obviously, in everyone and in every country. There was an unbridgeable gulf between light and dark between the United States and the Soviet Union, but they would not agree to that. It was a superpower battle or a battle of two economic systems, communism and capitalism, as if they are morally equivalent, let alone just equally effective. Well, there are people who build their society with communism and slaughter tens of millions of their people while doing it, and there's another free society which is infinitely wealthier. I remember that when I wanted to get soda from a soda machine when I was there during the Cold War, and I as know that I speak Russian, and so the machine would say, госированая вода, gas gaseous water, meaning like sparkling water. The machines were quite common in Moscow, I don't know about the rest of the Soviet Union, and there was a plastic cup like you would have in a house there, and everyone who got the sparkling water used that cup. Isn't that fascinating? One cup. I drank from it, you know me, I mean, you know, they reported internationally that I, for fork drops in a restaurant, I will actually use it. I am not, shall we say, a hypochondriac, struck but it me as an example, they didn't have the money to have a paper cup used every time and thrown away. Incidentally, I'll tell you what else moved me. I will acknowledge this, because truth is the number one obligation. Nobody stole the cup. I found that fascinating. Here's this former aide to take in the whole truth, unquote. This is Barack Obama this weekend, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. What Hamas did was horrific and there's no justification for it, Mr. Obama said, and what is also true is that the occupation and what's happening to Palestinians is unbearable. Really, what is happening to Palestinians that is unbearable? I'm not talking about the current war in Gaza, which they brought upon themselves just like the Germans did and the Japanese did. Unbearable? Really? Has he or anybody he talked to gone to visit the West Bank? Is life on the West Bank unbearable? Didn't strike me as that way, been there a number of times. All I remember was a lot of cranes building new buildings. And they're obviously having a lot of kids. Generally, having a lot of kids in an unbearable situation tend not to go hand in hand. What is true is that there are people right now who are dying, who have nothing to do with what Hamas did. There were Germans who died who had nothing to do with what Hitler did. That's correct and you blame Hitler for their deaths. You blame Hamas for the death of Palestinians in Gaza. All their money is used to buy rockets and dig tunnels everywhere, including right under hospitals. If there is such a thing as evil, Hamas is it. But after all, if you raise a generation to believe that America is evil, then evil loses its meaning, doesn't it? That is what has happened. Okay. There are no comments. It's interesting they don't have comments on me on this particular story. Dennis Ross is a major figure in Middle Eastern diplomacy. For 35 years, this former U .S. envoy to the Middle East, who has generally been critical of Israel, not anti -Israel, but critical of Israel. For 35 years, I've devoted my professional life to U .S. peacemaking policy and conflict resolution planning. Nothing has preoccupied me like finding a peaceful and lasting solution between Israel and the Palestinians. In the past, I might have favored a ceasefire with Hamas during a conflict with Israel, but today it is clear to me that peace is not going to be possible now or in the future as long as Hamas remains intact and in control of Gaza.
A highlight from Weekly News Block: NYT Finally Gets Inflation? Cost of Living Crushing Gen Z, Trillion-Dollar Budget Deficits, Vanguard Won't Join Spot Bitcoin ETF Race, SBF Guilty of All Charges
"Welcome to the CoinStories news block. I'm Natalie Brunell and in the span of just 10 minutes, roughly the same time it takes to mine a new Bitcoin block, I'll provide you with concise, insightful updates on Bitcoin and the global financial landscape so you're well informed on the week's top stories. Everything you need to know in one place, in one block. Let's go. This week, something caught my eye in a New York Times article. The Times seems to finally recognize what we all know and feel. Prices are still stubbornly high, even though they say inflation is down. The article highlighted how prices skyrocketed since President Biden took office. The price of bacon is up 21%, the price of coffee beans up 33%, and the price of gasoline is up a whopping 73%. Here's a key line in the piece. It reads, quote, Yes, inflation has fallen sharply this year, but most prices have not fallen. Only the rate of increase has. Now this seems simple, but it's critical. A lot of people out there think inflation coming down means prices will return to where they used to be, but that's just not the case. This concept of how the inflation rate has declined but not prices themselves is also crucial to understanding why inflation is often referred to as a hidden tax. So when central bankers say that inflation has come down, what they really mean to say is the rate at which we are devaluing your money is slower than before. It's atypical to see this kind of straight talk coming from the New York Times. You know, they usually publish pieces by folks like Paul Krugman, who just last month gaslit the world yet again by declaring the war on inflation is over. That is, as long as you exclude used cars, food, energy, and shelter. You know, basically everything people need. CPI today is still eating away at our paychecks at a rate of nearly 4 % instead of more than 8 % at this time last year. But either way, our paychecks are losing value, making it harder to afford the things we need, and squeezing our ability to save. This is likely one reason why younger generations are not even thinking about long -term savings anymore. A recent survey from Intuit found that Gen Z is all about soft saving. Soft saving means preferring to spend and live in the moment instead of prioritizing saving for the future. So what was the main reason cited for the new soft saving trend? You guessed it. Inflation. More than half of the respondents said that the high cost of living is a barrier to their long -term financial success, and two -thirds of them said they wouldn't have enough for retirement anyways, so what's the point? Why save? Now this survey shed some light on that underlying sense of hopelessness that younger generations feel today when it comes to their finances. They no longer feel like they can save for their futures, and instead of planning for important milestones like buying a home, starting a family, or retirement, they are instead deciding to spend on experiences, anything to make them feel a little bit better about their lives. I actually talked about this in my most recent episode with Carla and Walker, aka The Crypto Couple. This is precisely why having a money that can't be debased, like Bitcoin, is so important. It can bring hope for a generation that increasingly feels like the rising cost of living is making their financial goals unreachable. In other words, Bitcoin can fix this. As Greg Foss often says, Bitcoin is for the kids. Hopefully these younger generations do get some relief soon, but unfortunately it doesn't seem likely given that the government can't stop spending. A recent Treasury report says the government is looking to borrow another $1 .6 trillion over the next six months alone. They're issuing more debt to spend more money that we don't have. Interesting enough, the Treasury Borrowing and Advisory Committee published a report that recognized some of the risks of continuing to borrow trillions of dollars. It basically lays out the dreaded debt spiral that James Lavish explained in detail in an interview I did with him earlier this year. So to summarize it, the Treasury is flooding the bond market with new supply, which is making interest rates on the bonds rise. The higher the rates, the more we have to pay back, and that's a big problem given the huge mountain of debt that we have. If interest rates keep rising, then that's more money the government has to spend to service the debt, which increases the amount of money they have to borrow even more, which could lead to more inflation, which leads to higher rates, and on and on it goes. Now for now, it seems to be business as usual, but we know it's not sustainable over the long term. To hear the Treasury recognizing these risks shows they are well aware of the debt spiral problem. And the solution? Well, they can either choose to stop spending and risk a financial crisis given the amount of debt in the system, or they can choose to try to print their way out of it. You know I've got my bets on which option they'll go with. If the government continues to print more money, then investors will need to find assets that are scarce and resistant to inflation, like Bitcoin, and a spot ETF Bitcoin approval would make it more accessible than ever before. Many firms like BlackRock, Fidelity, ARK Invest, they're vying to become the first spot Bitcoin ETF to hit the US market, and they all currently are awaiting SEC approval. But one firm that isn't throwing its hat in the ring is Vanguard, the second largest asset management firm in the country. Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley made headlines over the weekend when he said Vanguard won't join the Bitcoin ETF race, saying quote, Vanguard focuses on asset classes with an intrinsic value and capable to generate cash flows like equities and bonds. With all due respect, Mr. Buckley, Bitcoin's intrinsic value is linked to the properties that make it a superior form of money. It's scarcity, portability, divisibility. Yes, it doesn't offer a yield, because just like gold, if someone holds it, it doesn't have any counter party risk. If Vanguard is only in the business of cash flowing assets, then it makes perfect sense for why they wouldn't be interested in offering a spot Bitcoin ETF. All eyes now are on the January 10th deadline when the SEC needs to make a decision on ARK Invest's ETF application. But a lot of people are speculating that the real delay has to do with the legal issues surrounding Grayscale and its parent company DCG. Maybe we'll go into that another week. But there are definitely some out there wondering if BlackRock plans to buy Grayscale and seed its eventual ETF with the more than 600 ,000 Bitcoins in the trust. To be continued. Switching gears now to the courtroom. The verdict is in on Sam Bankman -Fried, and as you probably know by now, he was found guilty on all seven counts. The so -called trial of the century has come to a close. It marks the end of the stunning collapse of FTX, which saw billions of dollars stolen from millions of victims in one of the largest financial frauds in history. For Bitcoiners, the verdict represents a moment of cleansing and the industry maturing as it moves forward on more stable ground. Michael Saylor explained this idea well in a recent Bloomberg interview. I think it's an important milestone in the growth and the maturation of the industry. The crypto industry has been plagued by inexperienced entrepreneurs like Sam, unreliable custodians like FTX, incompetent creditors, a dozen went bankrupt in the last year or two, unscrupulous promoters. And their failure is a necessary rite of passage for an industry that's going to lead to a new, more stable, more scalable ecosystem that will be based on Bitcoin. Public companies like Block, MicroStrategy, Marathon, a dozen Bitcoin miners that are public, institutional money managers like Fidelity and BlackRock, and regulated banks when they eventually become custodians. The offshore crypto exchanges, the stablecoins, the crypto tokens, the DeFi projects, they're going to shrink, fade into background and decouple from mainstream and institutional digital assets marketplace that will be based on Bitcoin. The FTX case highlighted the difference between Bitcoin and crypto. This fraud was only able to grow to the size that it did because SPF could print FTT tokens out of thin air. No one can do that with Bitcoin because no one can control the network or manipulate it. That's what makes it so different. And that's why criminals like SPF don't like it so much. Miller Value Partners portfolio manager Bill Miller IV echoed this sentiment in another interview. Bitcoin is very different from crypto. So crypto was convicted yesterday. Bitcoin is still going very, very strong. The network's as strong as it's ever been. There's more users than there's ever been. So we continue to see very positive trends in Bitcoin, not so much in crypto. Bill isn't wrong either. Bitcoin's hash rate just reached a new all -time high last Saturday. The network's security has never been stronger. As crypto has faltered, Bitcoin has strengthened. For too long, Bitcoin's reputation has been tarnished by scams and frauds littered throughout the broader cryptocurrency industry. US Attorney Damian Williams, the prosecutor in the FTX case, delivered a strong message to the crypto space after the conviction. He said, quote, this case is also a warning to every fraudster who thinks they're untouchable, that their crimes are too complex for us to catch, that they are too powerful to prosecute, or that they are clever enough to talk their way out of it if caught. Those folks should think again and cut it out. And if they don't, I promise we'll have enough handcuffs for all of them. SPF faces a maximum sentence of 115 years behind bars and his sentencing date is set for March 28th. After this verdict, perhaps scammers might think twice before launching their own token or offshore exchange. Who knows? Maybe more of them will choose to work on Bitcoin instead. A girl can dream. That's it for the news block, your weekly Bitcoin and economic news update. I'm Nathalie Brunel. Make sure you're subscribed to Coin Story so you never miss an episode. This show is for educational purposes and should not be construed as investment advice. Until next time, keep stacking.
A highlight from New Altcoin Trending! (Ethereum Killer?)
"Is Celestia Tia the next Ethereum killer and can it 100x in this next crypto bull run? For you guys that don't know, Celestia has been trending on CoinMarketCap and has been getting quite the engagement on Twitter as users claim that the airdrop was perfectly executed and that the project speaks for itself. So is this altcoin about to rip like Solana in 2021? It's time to discover crypto. Welcome back everybody to another episode here at Discover Crypto. I'm your host today, Joshua Jake, and today we're gonna be diving into the tokenomics of Celestia. Now I've worked with dozens of launchpads and I can tell you that the most important thing when it comes to researching a token and being able to tell if it can pump later in the future can all be found in something known as the vesting schedule. But first you need to know what Celestia is. With the token as TIA or Tia, it is supposed to be the first modular blockchain network. They're claiming to be able to deploy fast contracts, be scalable, customizable VMs, and also allow you to build sovereign rollups. Who even cares? Can the number go up? You see, we can go into Celestia's formerly known as Lazy Ledger's white paper, but some alpha for you guys is white papers are just massive sales pitches. In six months is going to be another smart contract protocol or development protocol or layer zero that claims to be faster, more scalable, more decentralized, and cheaper. What I want to find first is by going to cryptorink .io and find the ICO details on Celestia and go to fundraising. This is where you can find if a project sold their souls to the devil, aka venture capitalist. As we could see here, we can see that they had a private sale twice on the same day that both ended in the raise of $55 million. These private sales are the venture capitalist institutions, contributors, early founders, et cetera, that get into the token before the public sale on an exchange. So how many tokens are held pre -ICO before retail buyers like me and you can even get in? Well, all you got to do is head over to vesting and scroll down and see the token unlock allocation. And this is abysmal. You see, research and development teams are going to get 26%. Series A and B funders are going to get the 19 .7%. Initial core contributors, which are not us, is going to be your initial core contributors, is 17 .6%. Seed investors, another 15 .9%. Future initiatives, which is 12 .6 % and can arguably be just wrapped into research and another 12 .6%. All that the public is really going to see from the Genesis drop would be 7 .4%. And guess what? A lot of those early founders, early contributors, VCs, et cetera, they're going to get a massive portion of that Genesis drop as well. And that's very easy to prove. You see, despite people on Twitter arguing that free tokens over worth $160 million was released, how awesome of them? Was it really awesome? Well, it must've been because the early contributors sold pretty quickly as soon as their tokens were unlocked. But what about the rest of the price action? Can this continue to do a 10X? Can it 50X? Can it 100X in this next bull run? Well, currently Celestia is sitting at a $340 million market cap with a circulating supply of roughly 14 % out of the 1 billion tokens that will be released. 14 % is gross. That is a VC cesspool because that means the majority of tokens are going to be still held by early funders and contributors that will be releasing their tokens as soon as the vesting schedule ends. Now, luckily we are potentially starting a new bull run and you have roughly 12 months before the next tokens unlock. And by the way, there's already 267 million that are unlocked today. So early contributors, the founders, the ecosystem, et cetera, they can add about 100 % of tokens to the circulating supply, making the price actually dilute by over 50%. But watch this number here. On October 30th, 2024, you're going to see that supply actually double, which means that there's less than 365 days that the team and the marketing has to pump that price action up pretty intensely before seeing a massive dilution in tokenomics. Now I'd love to click on their team page from their website, but it looks like it's having some issues. So I found what I could on crypto rank. And as you can see, we have Mustafa Al -Basam as their CEO, and you have Nick White right below him who is the COO. So first thing I want to do is head over to LinkedIn. LinkedIn should be your best friend if you guys are researching crypto projects and you want to look into their past history. Are these founders or are these CEOs or developers, people that are experienced, have they built successful projects in the past? Where are they from? Now, what stood out most to me for him was that he was the co -founder and researcher for a project known as ChainSpace, which he sold to Facebook in 2019. And he did scientific research on scaling blockchains at Baselayer to build a sharded smart contract platform. So that's a green flag. I mean, he's really smart and sold a company to meta. Now I'd advise you guys to do that for every single person on the team and look through their LinkedIn. But the most important person I'm going to be really looking up and looking into is going to be their head of marketing. Now you could say I'm too critical about this project, but this is where I saw a red flag. Their head of marketing is the only one you cannot find anything on the internet. Everyone else has a Twitter, they have a LinkedIn, they have GitHubs, and this guy who's supposedly supposed to be marketing the project has no public awareness. We have no idea if he's been successful with other partnerships or collaborators on any other chain or anything in the web3 industry, which means every other team member that's on this list, in my opinion, is more qualified than Ekrem to run the head of marketing. As someone who's helped consulted and advise on dozens of projects, this is a big issue to me. This guy is supposedly managing millions of dollars for marketing for Celestia and doesn't even have a Twitter. As for the rest of the team, of course they're going to have stack development. The technology behind this could actually be quite decent. Multiple their advisors and team members come directly from Cosmos or Tendermint, which is also a part of the Cosmos ecosystem. But, and there is a but there, this vesting schedule is nearly as greedy as it can get when it comes to venture capitals. And even though that most of it has a one -year cliff, you should replace the term cliff with ticking time bomb because venture capitals do not care about you. Early founders, early investors, they do not care about you. All they care about is making a bag. They use retail as exit liquidity. And you have 55 million dollars from venture capitals that are going to want their money back. So can it 5 to 10x? Of course. If we get a Bitcoin spot ETF, altcoins are going to pump ravishly in this next 6 to 18 months. However, you have to remember that this project specifically is going to have a massive token unlock in less than a year, which means retail investors are going to be like salmon trying to migrate up river during winter while the hundreds of millions of dollars of VC capital floods downstream. So based off this analysis, I do not believe it's going to kill or take over Ethereum or Solana. The only bullish takeaway I take from anything from Celestia is that these VCs just made a project go from 0 to 300 million dollars in a bear market, which means VCs are getting more excited for the market to come. With that, guys, make sure you smash the like button and let me know in the comments, is there any other projects you want me to look into and dive into their vesting schedules and team? Because remember that crypto is just Wall Street 2 .0. And if you want to play with the wolves, if you want to play in this jungle, you need to think like a venture capitalist. And I'm here to do just that. So make sure you turn on the notifications and I'll see you in the next video.
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.
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A highlight from Ep 191: How to Build Amazing Work Relationships (with Michael Bungay Stanier)
"So here's a story I've heard dozens of times. You have this senior staff member who needs to be managed out and everyone knows it. But instead of addressing the problem, you hire someone underneath that person to support the poor performer. It feels like no time at all, and that rock star you hired resigns, a new opportunity they just couldn't pass up. But we know the truth. Gallup tells us that close to 60 % of employees who leave are not leaving because of compensation. The main reason? Managers are simply not investing in meeting staff needs as valued employees and human beings. As author and today's guest, Michael Bungay Stanier, says in his new book, people don't leave organizations. They leave managers. This new book, How to Work with Almost Anyone, will be the foundation, the anchor of our conversation. And its foundational assumption is that work success is intrinsically tied to the relationships we build, cultivate, and nurture, and that most of the time we leave the health and fate of these relationships to chance. How crazy is that, right? That's why Michael wrote this book. He believes it's time to commit to intentionally design and manage the way you work with people to actively build what he calls the BPR, the best possible relationship. Can you imagine if your relationship with your employee or your supervisor was safe, vital, and repairable? You don't have to imagine. Today, Michael will share a very clear and compelling recipe. Greetings and welcome to Nonprofits are Messy. I'm your host, Joan Gary, founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab, where we help smaller nonprofits thrive. I'm also a strategic advisor for executive directors and boards of larger nonprofits. I'm a frequent keynote speaker, a blogger, and an author on all things leadership and management. You can learn more at joangarry .com. I think of myself as a woman with a mission, to fuel the leadership of the nonprofit sector. My goal with each episode is to dig deep into an issue I know the nonprofit leaders are grappling with by finding just the right person to offer you advice and insights. Today is no exception. Michael Bunge -Stanyer helps people know they're awesome and that they're doing great. He's best known for The Coaching Habit, the best -selling coaching book of the century, and already recognized as a classic. His new book I referenced, How to Work with Almost Anyone, does what it says on the label. Michael was a Rhodes Scholar. He dabbles in the ukuleles, so do I. He's Australian, I'm not, and lives in Toronto, Canada. I've been there. Learn more about Michael at www .mbs .works. Michael, it's great to have you back on my podcast. What I totally love about your work is that you work to solve workplace problems with clear, compelling, simple, and actionable strategies. Your books are easy to digest, not because they're overly simplistic, hardly, but because you don't mince words, you get to the point, and the points you make really stick. So I am delighted you've written another book so that I had the excuse to have you back. Welcome. Joan, what a very generous and kind introduction. Thank you. You're right, I have a mantra when I'm writing a book, which is, what's the shortest book I can write that's still useful? Because so many books are so long and there are so many words and there's so much fluff, and I'm trying to unweird stuff for people. The coaching habit, I think, unweirds the whole idea of coaching, so everybody can kind of go, oh, if that's coaching, I can give that a shot. And here I'm trying to unweird this idea of how do you actively manage the health of your working relationships? Because it's a bit daunting, it's a bit hard, but I'm trying to give people an easier way into that. So you're kind of north of BlinkList of and south a 300 -page book. That's a lovely way to put it. Yeah, I'm like that. So because I've written a book, I always love to know what compelled you to write about this topic? What was their igniting incident? Sort of what drove you to do it? Because you need a drive to write a book, regardless of how short or long it is. Yeah, it's mostly a miserable experience writing a book, even if you like writing books. And I do quite like writing books. Well, there wasn't an inciting incident so much, Joan, but part of what I realized is my best contribution to the world is to be a writer. Like of all the things that I can do, and I'm a speaker and I can coach and I can facilitate and I can design learning and training, and I can do all of that pretty well. But the thing that is most distinctive in what I do is how I write and how I try and move things from complex to simplicity on the other side of complicated. Which is, by the way, no small feat and definitely a superpower. Oh, thank you. So I actually sit with the question, what's my best idea? What's my best guess for the next book I should write? Because I've got all sorts of ideas. I have ideas all the time. A vast majority of them are not very good ideas, but which are the ones that keep showing up. And this idea of actively managing a working relationship, having a conversation about how we work together before you have a conversation on what are we working on. Well, that seed got planted 30 years ago by a writer called Peter Block, who I'm sure you know of as well. And he calls it social contracting. And I'd been using this tool with my clients, with my board when I had a board, with my team, with my direct reports, but also with my peers. And I kind of fine -tuned how I thought this could work best. And I just realized the power of this tool. And I'm like, you know, if I got one tool that I could teach that I haven't taught yet, it might be this whole idea of a Keystone conversation in service of how do you build the best possible relationship with the most important people with whom you work? So you say that we should all be shooting for this best possible relationship. And I mean, there's a part of me that says, oh, okay, so who doesn't want that, right? Isn't it something comes naturally and builds over time? Well, if you're lucky, it comes naturally. And if you're lucky, it builds over time. But I think the odds are against you. I mean, it's entropy. Stuff gets cracked, stuff gets damaged. And the difference is passively waiting and hoping to see if it all, you know, cross your fingers and hope that it all plays out well versus actively saying, what can I do to make this relationship the best version of this relationship? So, you know, your relationships, your working relationships probably fit on a bell curve. You've got some on one end where you're like, I love working with this person, it's fantastic. They get me, I get them. We, you know, amplify each other's strengths. We kind of navigate the tricky things with grace and ease, brilliant. You've probably got some relationships, hopefully not too many at the other end where you're like, oh my goodness, this person is an energy vampire. They suck my life away. If I write a blog post called The Energy Vampire, I'm totally crediting you. Carry on there, Michael. You have to credit what we do in the shadows, which is a fabulous TV show, which is where I got the idea of Energy Vampire from. But anyway, you know, there are these people who you're like, you just can't crack it. No matter what you do, no matter how good your intentions and perhaps their intentions, it just feels like a kind of sucky relationship. And then most of your relationships are somewhere in the middle. They're decent, they're pretty good. You get along most of the time. But each one of those relationships has a potential. And I reckon whether you're at one end of the bell curve or the other or in the middle, there's a way that you can live more fully up to the potential of that relationship. And it takes actively managing it. It takes you going, how do I be the person who reaches out and says, let's figure out how we work best together for your sake and for my sake and for the mission of our organization's sake. I keep coming back to this word intention. So often, people want me to come to the word mindfulness, but I'm a fidgety skeptic, as Dan Harris calls me. I can see that. I'm watching you on video and I'm like, I'm getting that vibe just hanging out with you. But I'm telling you, what you're proposing here, what you're evangelizing about, is to enter into a relationship with intention. And this is something that I talk a lot about with nonprofit leaders who are constantly racing with everything feeling quite urgent because usually everything is quite urgent. And so intentionality is a little bit, is a scarcer commodity than I think is good for a thriving nonprofit. So I love this notion of being intentional about building the best possible relationship. So you talk about three characteristics of the best possible relationship. Can you tease them out for me briefly? Yeah, yeah. So I think the best possible relationships have three characteristics, just as you say. It's not A plus B plus C. There are three characteristics that exist in tension with each other because all best things, all best systems have three principles that are in tension with each other. So I think a best possible relationship needs to be safe and vital and repairable. So let me unpack each one of those three things for you. Safe is the best place to start. And if you've heard of any one of those three, it's probably about safety within relationships, psychological safety, because Amy Edmondson, the OG on psychological safety has made it really clear what a significant role this plays in team and organizational success. Google with Project Oxygen and Project Aristotle talking about how teams and managers thrive. Psychological safety is a key part of the characteristics that they mention. And safety feels an ability to not be in a place of fear. So being able to say things and not fear the repercussions of it. That's how Amy Edmondson defines it. It could even go a little beyond that. Deloitte recently did a study around something they call coverage. And coverage is this idea of, do you get to show up as yourself or do you have to hide some parts of yourself? And it's a really significant number of people who feel they can't bring their whole selves to work. More so, as soon as you move away from people like me, straight white men, old man, I'm like, I'm more comfortable with bringing my whole self to work, but I've got a whole bunch of structures around me that allow that when you're racialized or gender or whatever it might be. There's all sorts of, as people of color will say, code switching that goes on so you fit in and you don't bring your whole self to work. So safety is about an awareness of that. Yes, yes. And I can say as a very quick aside, as a member of the LGBT community, I know about covering and I know about authenticity and the distinction between, I've seen it and read lots about it, about the difference in job satisfaction and productivity of someone of a marginalized community who is able to be authentic versus people who are not. And I often say that LGBT people kind of model authenticity for others who don't come out about all kinds of things. Right, right, that's exactly right. So let's move on to Vital. Yeah, so Vital, I love that Vital has two meanings. Vital meaning essential, but Vital also meaning enlivening. Sort of makes your heart beat a little faster and you kind of in a good way kind of get sweaty hands and kind of go, this is exciting. So Vital is about a relationship that invites people to be brave, to step to the edge of who they are and what they know, to have adventures, to be courageous, to take some risks. And you can see that safe and Vital actually are in a dance with each other. There's this tension between them. You can have a relationship that is so safe that it is deadening, that there's a kind of like, you can't go to the edges because it's all about safety. You can have a relationship that's so vital, so kind of dangerous, that failure is catastrophic because when it breaks, and it will, there's not that safety to kind of balance it. So in any best possible relationship, we're like, what's the balance between safety and vitality that we need to strike? Interesting, I also think about, as you describe, a vital relationship. It's one that when you are in a meeting with that person that that meeting is fueling rather than depleting. Yeah, exactly. It's like Marcus Buckingham talks about strengths. Strength isn't just what you're good at, it's what enlivens you. It's what gives you vitality and what's giving you energy. Yep, repairable. Yeah, so the third attribute is repairable, which is, it stems from this insight, your best relationships and your worst relationships and the ones in the middle will go off the rails at some stage. And an ability to say, how do we fix this so we get back on track is an extraordinarily powerful role to play in any working relationship. And in my research for this, I read a lot of people who write just about the health of relationships. So people like Esther Perel and Dan Siegel and Terry Reel, all terrific authors, all with not all the same, but kind of different, but kind of aligned points of view. And one of the things that was really clear is how poor we are at repairability. You know, something gets slightly dinged and we kind of go, oh, I'm hurt. I feel a bit broken. I feel like this relationship's deteriorating a little bit. And you just kind of assume that that's the way to go because it's hard to speak up about being hurt. It's hard to be the person who builds a bridge to say, let's see if we can get back on track and get back to health in terms of this relationship. So safe, vital, and repairable are the three attributes that make up a best possible relationship. And yes, they're in a dance with each other, right? If a relationship with a colleague goes off the rails, I need to have some element of safety, but I need to feel some element of safety to be able to say either, wait, hold on, that actually did not work for me. That's right. Or can I please tell you how that made me feel? Not to sound too woo -woo or too therapeutic, like let's just face it, there's a lot of therapeutic techniques in buildings and sustaining and nurturing relationships. And how you do it depends on the conversation you've had with the person you're trying to fix this with. So how you and I might repair a glitch that's happened in our working relationships might happen a different way because we're both fast, we're both slightly skeptical, we're both slightly jittery, as you said earlier on. I'm like, me too. We probably do it in a different way because I don't need so much of the blanket of a therapy language to repair stuff. But we figure that out between us. But with somebody, for instance, on my team, I'm thinking of somebody in particular who has much more of that kind of, I need that kind of language and pattern around therapeutic exchange, I'd repair with her in a very different way. But that's the nature of this. There's not a generic way about you showing up. It is a co -created plan to say, how do we build the best possible relationship together? So you talk about building and designing this best possible relationship through something you call the keystone conversation. And I think by virtue of the title of it, I think I know it's a big conversation and an important conversation, that's keystone. Can it happen at any point in your trajectory of a relationship? Or is it best to happen as someone first comes in the door? Yeah, it's a little bit like that saying, the best time to plant an acorn was 20 years ago, but the second best time to plant an acorn is today. Which is like, you can pull back and say, let's have a conversation about how we're working together anywhere through the arc of a relationship. Now, Joan, I'm gonna say this, just because it's on people's minds as they listen to us talk, at least one person is thinking, isn't this going to be awkward? And I just want to say, yes, it is going to be an awkward conversation. Certainly the first time for you and the first time for that other person, it's like, this doesn't happen very often. And it's a bit unusual to step out of the urgency of everyday work, because there's plenty to do and there's plenty to worry about, and there are plenty of fires to put out, and there are plenty of things to be focused on. To step back and go, let's take a beat and talk about you and me and how we're working together. So I love that, I love that. I will also say, and we'll come back to it in a little bit, we actually put your book to the test yesterday with a brand new employee. I love this. And as part of onboarding, and I talked to the manager and Chris, you indicated no awkwardness at all, but an actual wow, like a receptivity to it where both people benefited from the conversation. So depending on when you, it might, if you get further along, it might be, what are we doing? Like, what are we doing this for? But as part of onboarding, it seems to actually be lovely and organic and welcoming. And give the structure to that. But I'm also going to say, Joan, I that love that's onboarding and a manager to a new team member is the most obvious moment when you would do this very conversation. I'm meeting a new vendor this afternoon. Like, they're going to work with me to kind of help produce SEO stuff and help support the launch of the book. I don't understand it at all. SEO stuff, I like that, yeah. But honestly, I've tried to work with agencies like this before. And for the most part, these have not been great relationships. I haven't understood what's going on. They haven't understood me. And it's kind of deteriorated. I'll be using these same questions or variations on them in the setup with this company to say, when you've worked with clients and they've been really good for you, what happened? What did they do? What did you do? When you've worked with clients and they've kind of sucked a bit, what happened? What did they do? What did you do? And I'm going to answer that as well. When I've worked with an agency and it's been great, what happened? What did they do? What did I do? When it didn't work, what did they do? What did I do? It's anytime you've got a relationship that goes beyond it being a transaction, it might be worth investing in the robustness of that relationship. I totally love that. And in fact, it's funny when I always interview potential coaching clients because I coach CEOs of nonprofits. And I know that I have found someone I want to coach when they ask me, who's your ideal coaching client? How do you know that you've had an impact? It's like, first of all, it actually is a very self -reflecting kind of question. It helps me to focus on what I want out of my working relationships with my coaching clients and it gives them insight into me. And so these are the kinds of questions that are so incredibly helpful. So I want to talk about the Keystone conversation and the elements of it. For those people who may be joining or running on the elliptical or something, I just want to say - We salute you. Joan and I are both in excellent shape, so we don't need to run on the elliptical. And so we are sitting on our asses actually. We embody something so healthy, but for everybody who's exercising as you listen to us, carry on, you're doing great. Carry on, indeed. You have our full support. The Nonprofit Leadership Lab is led by Joan Gary and is the world's best online community for leaders of small nonprofits. Learn how to raise more money, build the board of your dreams, grow a large audience of supporters and so much more. To learn more and request an invitation to become a member, please go to NonprofitLeadershipLab .com slash podcast. That's NonprofitLeadershipLab .com slash podcast. We are chatting about working relationships. We're just talking about relationships. And we're talking to Michael Bungay Stanier and he is best known for a book called The Coaching Habit, which I love. It's a best -selling coaching book of the century, already recognized as a classic. And his new book, which is coming out on June 27th, is called How to Work with Almost Anyone. And that's what we're talking about. Let's get to it. The Keystone Conversation. And maybe you can, because if you go through all five of them, then people won't actually need to read the book. So... Or buy the book. Which I'm okay with. Like, you know, if they're like, I got all I need from this conversation and I can build better relationships, the mission of this book is 10 million better working relationships. And if I can get that through a conversation with you and a million people, improve working relationships because of the Joan Gary influence, then boom, I'm winning. Doesn't matter about book sales so much. But if you want to buy the book, that's fine as well. That's right. We want you to buy the book. But I want you to give people a flavor of some of the kinds of questions that serve as a foundation of the Keystone Conversation. Sure. So I think there are five questions. And I've actually kind of hinted at what two of them are already. So let me just name those and kind of formally tell you what those are. These are questions number three and question four. There's the good date question, which is what can you learn from successful past relationships? Because the key thing you need to know is your past relationships will show you patterns of your future relationships. I know every relationship is different and every person you're working with is different, but the way you show up and the way they show up, there are just recurring patterns that will keep showing up. So you can look back at the best and go, that, what happened there? What did they do? What did they do that contributed to this? Because we've got a natural bias to taking too much credit for the good relationships. It's like, no, it's all me. It's like, it's not all you. What did they do? What can you learn from that? Because telling that to the person you're in conversation with right now, that's going to be so helpful for them. And also explain what you did. So you both get to exchange what best working relationship is. So powerful. But then the bad date question is kind of the flip of that, the dark side of that, which is what can you learn from frustrating past relationships? Because you've had frustrating past relationships, you've contributed to the frustration of that past relationship. It wasn't just that the other person sucked and they were psychopathic and they were terrible and they were bad human beings, although all of those might also be true. But you played a role in that. A relationship is a dynamic between two people. So what was your role? What was your contribution? How do you learn about yourself and how you show up in bad possible relationships, bad working relationships? And just those two questions alone give so much data about what we should strive for and what we should avoid in terms of how we work well together. The third question I wanted to share, number two on the list, was actually the one that your colleague used in terms of setting up that onboarding conversation. Because before you hit record, you told me that story and I loved it. I might tell it again. But no goosebumps up and down my arm. Yeah, it was like amazing. And it was, what are your practices and preferences? So I call this the steady question. We all have patterns, ways of working, ways of using technology, ways of showing up. They the are questions that are often put on what's sometimes called a read me document. They're kind of big on, I think, Silicon Valley and maybe elsewhere as well, which is like, here are a whole bunch of things you need to know about me. And then the old pattern is I've written out this document, I'm going to send it out and everybody should read it and then they'll just understand how to work. They'll just know me. Yeah, they'll just know me. I'm like, you know, nobody's going to read the document or at least read it well. Nobody's going to remember it. That's not how you form a relationship by sending out a manifesto of how to work with me. That's ridiculous. And the content is so useful when you're sharing about your colleague onboarding your new employee. They're like, we started with these conversations, starting with the simplest question, which is what's your name? What's not your name? Yes, I have to actually, yeah. So I do want to talk about this for just a second because I think it was so instructive to me. So I gave Christy a copy of the book last week. I got a, because I have a special friend, I was able to get one ahead of time. I know some people who know some people. And what Christy said, and we have a new staff person and we are a fully remote organization. That's an important thing to know. There are people that work for me that I have never met in person. So we have to work with greater intention to actually know each other. And I believe we do a pretty good job of that. But anyway, so what Christy said was that the questions in this Read Me exercise did seem so simple, but then it just got, it went to all kinds of places. So the first question, what's my name? What's your name? What's not your name? Christy said, it sparked discussion around our backgrounds and our culture and how we grew up. And she went on and what she said is that the introspection required to answer the question helps you get to know yourself as well as the other person. She referred to the good at versus fulfilled exercise. And it completely changes the tone of the manager direct report conversation by sharing answers back and forth. What a great testimony. Thank you, Christy. Yeah, you know. And thank you to Crystal, our brand new employee for saying, hey, let's do this.
A highlight from Real Estate Commission Sharing Lawsuit | What Happens Next?
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. We are back. And this is the podcast Julie and I have been working on for the past three days. That's about the commission sharing lawsuits and the fact that really at this point the plaintiffs have won. So we're going to be talking about the ramifications to the industry, only a tiny bit. What we're really going to focus on in today's podcast is what you must be doing now. We, look, you guys are boots on the ground. You guys, agents, that's a majority of our listeners. This podcast will probably have 15, 20 ,000 downloads today and gosh knows how many views on YouTube. 99 .9 % of the people that are listening and watching are real estate agents. And you guys want to know how's this going to affect me, my business, my lifestyle, my ability to pay my bills. We're going to go through all of that on today's podcast. We're going to run probably longer than a half hour because Julie has prepared a ton of notes. And speaking of notes, the notes for today's podcast are mostly down below some of the notes we have. We're using from different websites as Julie and I present, but the notes are there. So you can scroll down at any time if you're on iTunes and Spotify and Stitcher and all the other dozens of places where this podcast lives and of course on YouTube, just scroll down and look at the notes. And when you're there, take a moment to join Premier Coaching. It's the next natural step for all of you. Guys listen, you all know this and if you don't know this, and I'm the first one to tell you, please listen carefully. Everything in real estate has changed. The way you go about just operating on a day -to -day basis has changed for most of you. Some of you, frankly, our coaching clients, you are now 100 % celebrating your best years ever because we've had you operating in what we knew would be this new market for in some cases decades. Some of our coaching clients have been with us for decades and we've always known, Julie and I always knew, and if you're longtime followers of Julie and I, you know, going all the way back, you know, 15 years, even longer, we have always suspected that the Buyers' Agent Commission would become no longer an entitlement of the transaction. And we've always coached and trained you guys to make it so that you have a more formalized approach when working with buyers. And all of those chickens have come home to roost and that's what we're going to be talking about today and what actions you need to be taking now. So Julie, and without any further delay, and Julie does have little allergies again today, so we're going to have to all muddle through that. Yes, sorry if I clear my throat here and there. Okay, so before we talk about how you should be thinking about this, what you should be doing about this, and I even have a quote from some of our coaching clients, how they're dealing with it. What are we even talking about? So a quick little background, just a couple of paragraphs here. What happened last week? Well, here's the headline, Missouri jury finds realtors, brokerages guilty of conspiring to inflate commissions. After two weeks of testimony, the Kansas City jury found NAR, Home Services and Keller Williams, guilty of collusion. And I think many of us were surprised by that. A Kansas City jury has found NAR, Home Services and KW guilty of colluding to inflate or maintain high commission rates through NAR's clear cooperation rule in the Sitzer -Burnett Buyer -Broker Commission lawsuit. You guys have heard about this floating around out there and this is what it's about. The defendants have been ordered to pay damages of $1 .78 billion, that's B, billion. Treble damages could result in NAR and brokerages paying roughly $5 .36 billion. It also appears that it has opened the door to additional potential copycat lawsuits already being filed in other states. All right, so what we're not going to be talking about are the, again, the ramifications to the industry on a whole. Not really getting too much into that because you could argue a bunch of different ways on how could there be any sort of big cabal of people price fixing when that commission sharing thing has been around for a hundred years and all the rest of it. How can there be a conspiracy, that kind of thing? Exactly. There's a lot of other people that will pontificate about that, but like I said, Julie and I are practical and tactical, so we're not going to waste your time on that. Well, because it's already been decided, it probably will be appealed. But right now, Judge Stephan Bao, this is the last part I'm going to read this to him, who is overseeing the suit, still needs to issue his final judgment on the case before the verdict is final. He has a wide latitude in issuing injunctive relief. Now, what's important about that? We have had panic phone calls. I've had some interesting coaching calls. The coaches are, of course, in front of all of this. The question du jour is, am I supposed to change anything right now today? No, because of what I just read. It actually hasn't come down what the judge is going to say will change, right? The jury found the verdict guilty, but now the judge has to actually rule on this. And we're going to, again, let's get to the notes so that just you and I are... Yes, I just wanted to make sure they knew that the whole thing is not just closed and over with. No, exactly, and you and I are holding ourselves back from wanting to talk about the stuff that's interesting about this. All right, so we're going to go through the rules essentially to really clear the air, and then we're going to give you what we feel to be the most likely outcomes over time. Yes, the possibilities, how it could go. Okay, so as always, we start with a mindset point, and point number one is don't panic. The judge has not yet ruled on what changes will be made to how buyer agency actually works. This case, as well as several more, will take months, maybe even years, to be finalized. For most agents and brokers, there will be no immediate changes to be made, but check with your broker in your own MLS to see if any modifications have been made. We should also say, obviously, Julie and I are not advocating for one commission raid or not doing anything like that. No, full disclosures. Yeah, full disclosures. The number one thing is don't panic, and nothing really is going to change in a meaningful way. There's going to be the legal process that's going to play out. National Association of Rulters has filed an appeal, and the appeal could result in, frankly, the whole thing being thrown out. Time will tell over time. We'll be reporting on this so you guys can be prepared, but really, the resolutions that we're going to give you from today's show are going to, I think, calm the waters for a lot of you and help you just focus forward and get back to work. Yes, and point number two, because some of you are freaking out about the word billions in this potential settlement, the question has been, do the brokerages in NAR actually have the money to pay? Well, the actual amounts will likely be smaller due to the fact that not everyone in a class action lawsuit will actually participate in the settlement. Additionally, there will be appeals, as Tim mentioned, that could change the ultimate outcome of these cases, as well as settlement figures, and it might even be thrown out entirely. So someone explained that to me yesterday. So if there's $5 .37 billion, because what happens is a trouble thing, it's tripled. So if it's a billion, now it's tripled. So what we're seeing, and again, Julie and I are not lawyers, and if you are listening to us for legal advice, you're crazy, so just be clear about that. But what we understand has to happen now. Are the attorneys who won the lawsuit are then going to have to go and start sending out the letters and marketing to all these people that may have been adversely affected in the state of Missouri as a result of the judgment? In other words, they're going to have to now put the class together. And so I talked to, actually Keith, and I talked to a couple other people. Generally speaking, best case scenario, they're going to get something like 20 % of the people that could be eligible for receiving part of the settlement are going to want to participate. I don't know if you guys have received cards in the mail and seen advertisements on TV, I'm sure you all have, from class action attorneys. Did you buy a can of Pepsi in 1972 and whatever? You may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit. Exactly. So that's where the next phase of all this, and it's going to be primarily in Missouri. So then what has to happen, and this is the part that's really interesting that I didn't know. So it's $5 billion, right? So if only 20%, so the $5 billion is for hypothetically all the people that were adversely affected, but they only get, and I don't know what that number was, say it's 5 ,000, but if they only get 20 % of those people, if that, to participate, then obviously you're looking at 20%, and the total amount that the national brokerages and national association of builders and the rest of it would be hypothetically liable for would be 20 % because they reduce the total amount of money that will be paid out to the actual size of the class. Now, the reason that it's really critical, and NAR is going to do this, is going to appeal the case because in an appeal, if NAR wins, that will pretty much put an end from what we understand to all the future, all the copycat lawsuits, because the attorneys are going to say, well, this one got thrown out. And unless I have, you know, different facts that I might be able to, you know, hang my hat on, I'm going to not even waste my time trying to, you know, chase that rabbit. And that is the reason that NAR had to appeal and is appealing. And a lot of the, you know, brokerages are going to tag along right along with them. That's right. Okay, so that covers the scary billion reporting. Okay, now, what you're all wondering, point number three, what will happen as a result of these lawsuits and settlements? Or I should say, what could happen? The most likely outcome, we're going to do kind of a waterfall approach here, most likely then might happen, and then worst case scenario. Most, and then we'll talk about what we think is probably going to happen. The most likely outcome, the listing contract will change to be more transparent. The seller will have a choice of what to pay the listing agent and what to pay the buyer's agent. There will be two different places to fill out on the contract. Now, some listing agreements are already like this. So if that's how it already is for you, you might not have that big of a change. Now, hopefully everyone, everyone being buyers, sellers, buyer's agents, and listing agents, will still agree that buyer agents have value, because everyone is used to splitting the emissions and sellers are used to paying for both sides, there may not be any appreciable change to how things are done. Now, note, I wanted to use this as an example, because the Northwest MLS, which when we talk about Northwest MLS, that refers to the 26 counties in Northwestern Washington State, basically Seattle and surrounding counties, and going out maybe, you know, halfway into the state of Washington. We have a lot of great coaching clients there. We do. I'm about to quote one of them. In fact, in July of 2022, so quite some time ago, the Northwest MLS did exactly what we just mentioned. It made it very clear that sellers had flexibility in how much commission they would offer to buyers agents. They made it more obvious in the contract, more obvious in the MLS, and gave agents the ability to create their own custom commission agreements, depending on the situation. It also prohibited the ability to search listings based on commission. So all of that was done in one piece for the Northwest MLS in July of 2022. So you might wonder, what happened with that? Well, I happen to have an elite coaching client named Brian Side, who does sell in Seattle. So if you have any referrals for Seattle, send them over to Brian Side. He explains it this way. I'm going to quote him here for a couple of paragraphs. He says, in most cases, sellers continue to pay the lion's share of the buyer -brokers compensation. However, that will continue to be tested. Buyer -brokers must be able to articulate a clear value proposition, or their compensation will be grossly and immediately devalued. OK, sounds pretty familiar, right? That's actually very well -written, too. He's a great writer, actually. I've read a lot of Brian's stuff. Some sellers have already offered zero compensation to buyers -brokers in luxury properties based upon their attitude that if a buyer can afford an expensive property, then they can also afford to compensate their broker. Frankly, being prepared for all discussion points without fear, but rather with facts, will win the day. Brokers must have multiple variations of the seller net proceeds and have actual evidence via their own published MLS closed sales, failed sales, and time on market that demonstrate the list of low or no offered compensation. And then he says, there's just so much to know and do. That is true. And well, Brian's an elite coaching client. And you told me about your coaching call you had with them. And he was basically having, wasn't he one of the ones having his best year ever? He's having a great year. He's actively working because his Northwest MLS has made these changes. He's updating his pre -listing package. I also had great calls with Tammy in Northern Virginia, one of my broker clients. She's like, I have no fear of this because her comment to me was, much like Brian, they're used to using buyer presentations. They're used to getting the buyer -brokers, agents, our coaching clients. Okay. They've been doing this for years. So Tammy was like, I don't think I'm going to have to change anything. So I had a two -stage approach on coaching calls. One is making sure that, I mean, in most cases, I already know if I am their coach, that they are using their buyer presentation, but also that they're remembering to close for the exclusive buyer representation at the end. And they are, and they're fearless about it. So circling the wagons, what Julie is saying, and this is what all of you guys should be doing, whether you're coaching clients of ours or not, and you'd be crazy not to, because we've already done all the heavy lifting for you, is that your approach to working with buyers is going to have to move away from being primarily a social thing. And I don't take that the wrong way. All I'm trying to say is, you haven't had to have a formal presentation. You haven't, to Brian's point, had to explain to the buyer what your unique selling proposition was. 99 % of you have never used an exclusive buyer agency form before. You've never provided the buyer with net sheets. You've never actually taken your service level, your presentation level, your sales skills to the same level as, for example, a listing agent would. Well, guess what? Now you have to. And in Premier Coaching, we've already done it for you. There's a complete buyer presentation in there, complete buyer prequalification script in there. All the things are done. All you have to do is use the things. And those things have been in place as part of our coaching program for almost 20 years. So Julie and I have been there, done that, and coached many, many agents to do that. We did that when we sold real estate. All of our buyer's agents, and we had seven of them at the time, they had to have the buyer agency contract signed, the estate required agency form. They had to have an exclusive buyer agency contract signed. And they had to have the net sheet signed. The buyer came in. The buyer got this nice presentation. The buyer at the end of the nice presentation, the next natural step after a great presentation is obviously they're going to sign the contract. And that's the way it worked. And if they didn't sign the contract, that buyer agent had some options, one of which was not to work with the buyer. That's called being a professional. And that's how you should have been doing it for years. This is why I was thrilled from our coaching calls right after this happened, both from the coaches reporting as well as my own elite coaching calls like Brian and Tammy.
SBF TRIAL Podcast 11/02: Jury Deliberations in the Sam Bankman-Fried Planned for Today
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. Is Sam Bankman -Fried going to prison? Five weeks into his criminal trial, 12 randomly selected New Yorkers are preparing to discuss among themselves whether they believe he violated federal law or not. Bankman -Fried is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud against FTX's customers, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud against Alameda Research's lenders, conspiracy to commit securities fraud against FTX's investors, conspiracy to commit commodities fraud against FTX customers, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. In laying out the U .S. Department of Justice's case, a very animated Nicholas Reuss walked a wrapped jury through an hours -long version of what the court had heard over the past month. Though getting to this point took over a dozen witnesses and more than a hundred exhibits, the DOJ's case is pretty straightforward. Billions of dollars of FTX customer and investor funds and some Alameda lender funds are gone. There's really no disputing that. In the DOJ's telling, Bankman -Fried found FTX, a company he founded and mostly owned, to be a perfect cash cow for Alameda, another company he founded and mostly owned. The defense, in contrast, argued that everything that happened with FTX was the result of poor risk management and a slow building series of issues. The DOJ never managed to prove that Bankman -Fried himself was involved in some of the decisions and that actions led to its multi -billion dollar hole, and none of the witnesses ever testified that FTX was set up specifically to divert customer funds from the beginning, defense attorney Mark Cohen said. Looking ahead, there's a chance that Judge Lewis Kaplan is going to hold the jury in the courthouse to deliberate late on Thursday. How late? He was talking about how the jurors would get free pizza for dinner. The press pool probably won't be invited to that particular party. There's also a chance the court may sit on Friday for deliberations, TBD on a final decision there. Before we get to that, the DOJ has a final chance at a rebuttal argument, which sounds like it won't take more than an hour on Thursday. This will just be the prosecution saying some version of Sam knew dang well what he did. Then the judge reads the final jury charge out to the men and women who are going to decide on a verdict. It's more than 60 pages and will likely take a few hours. The jury will probably begin deliberations after lunch. And that means there is a very real chance that we'll get a verdict on the one year anniversary of the article by our colleague Ian Allison that kicked this whole thing off. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from How To Generate 5 Closings In 5 Weeks With ZERO Referral Fees!
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. We are back and today we're going to be talking about, what are we talking about Julie? Five ways to get five deals from five people you know in the next five weeks or less. I think I changed the title for the, but same idea. Yeah, well before we get to the first point, because this is obviously great content for everyone who wants to actually sell real estate, Julie and I are preparing a podcast that's all about the commission sharing lawsuits and the commission sharing lawsuits are things that are going, that lawsuit and the resolution of it is going to have a seismic effect on the real estate industry. There's just no, there's no nice way of saying it. What Julie and I have been talking about on this podcast for over a decade and really what we've been talking about overall for the last 20 years is that we anticipated the automatic entitlement of a buyer agent commission to become something that would be negotiated as the industry evolved. I'm frankly surprised. It didn't happen a lot earlier. Me too. I mean when you and I were selling real estate in the late nineties and we had a team of buyer agents that were working for us, we had prepared a buyer agent presentation for them to use, which the output or the goal of the buyer agent presentation was obviously they'd sign the state required agency form, but also then they would sign an exclusive buyer agency form and then do a net sheet on the rest of it. So in other words, when Julie and I had a real estate team forever ago, the agents that worked for us were being trained to present to that prospective buyer just as if just at the same level, requiring the same level of skill and professionalism is if you were going on a listing appointment, assuming you have any skill and professionalism when going on listing appointments. That's right. Which by the way, all of our premier coaching clients and our elite coaching clients and our coaches are all trained to do the same and have been from the get go. So Julie has been preparing the notes for tomorrow's show and Julie and I were talking prior to today's show. I had to, you know, have you stop so you can talk a little bit. Well, it is. So what you're studying this and you're right now, your bullets and whatnot. So what do you anticipate based on your research will change? Good question. I think first grain of salt, nobody panic. It's going to take a little bit of time to work through this and see what the actual result will settle into because it could be one of several options. Okay. Number one, we could decide as an industry that we want things to stay relatively status quo and just have more transparency. You know, all of the arguments against this happening, uh, you know, right up to founders and brokers and everyone has been, it's been negotiable the whole time. Okay. But it hasn't the, you know, the lawsuit has to do with transparency and to do sellers and buyers actually know that at the level that they will now. More specifically, the lawsuit has to do with the fact that the, uh, plaintiffs were able to convince a jury that the industry wasn't telling the sellers on the sellers that the buyer's agent commission was negotiable and was essentially more or less mandating. This was, you know, what their colored it as a conspiracy. Well, exactly. And then all these agents got together, all these brokerages got together and decided to, uh, you know, make it so that the buyer's agents or that, that they, uh, listing agent always had to pay the buyer agent commission and it was always going to be whatever the percent was. Any of you have been in the real estate business, especially on the listing side of things for any amount of time, you know that that isn't necessarily how things work, but in this particular class action or this particular, uh, suit that was, they were able to convince the plaintiff's attorneys were able to convince the jury that that is what had actually transpired. There's, there's going to be more litigation that's also going to happen over the next, I think six months or less, which, you know, might indeed be even more nails in the coffin of the traditional entitlement of a buyer's agent's commission, you know? So where does that lead, Julie? So number one is the industry, to your point, will more or less operate the same way, but it'll just be more disclosures when you're listing the house, explaining to the seller, you know, because we have decades of tradition of doing this, explaining to the seller that the buyer's agent commission is up to you, whatever you want to set it and explain to the seller, uh, the advantages of it being this or that or the other things, things of that nature. Yes, that could be. Okay. So, so option one is it stays fairly close to how we've been operating just with more transparency. Option two would be a kind of different type of presentation, which of course we're going to do in coaching, um, where you have two things to check perhaps on a listing agreement. One is how much you, the seller are going to agree to pay the listing agent and the other is an option to pay between zero and whatever percent, um, to the buyer side. And you decide based on your conversation with the seller. Now that brings us to a listing agent and a seller having to understand the benefit to buyer's agents, excuse me, such as, uh, we want to appeal to as many buyer's agents as possible so we can have as many showings as possible so that we can potentially have competing bids and the amount, this is where the presentation would potentially go. The amount that you're going to make because we have created that kind of activity, the more showings you have, the more offers you'll get, the higher the price will potentially exceeds go far not paying a buyer agent. That is kind of the direction where that could go. There'll have to be some more analytical data that's, you know, validates that hypothesis. With some examples and things like that. And by the way, Julie is just summarizing what she's been reading. We're not offering her own opinions on this. We're working on that for tomorrow's show. And I think it's still too soon to tell exactly what direction it's going to be. There's a bit of a collective unconscious out there amongst agents and brokers and even loan officers about how this all should go. So then the third option potentially would be everything on the buyer side becomes negotiable and you're going to have to provide overwhelming value if you are a buyer's agent. And you're going to operate not knowing exactly how much you're potentially going to make. It could be anywhere from zero to something. But specifically, for example, when you take a listing as a listing agent, you do write on the listing contract with the commission, the seller is going to pay you for doing jobs selling your home. The same type of thing in the third option that we're working on could very well be that the buyer's agents now are going to have to have that level of presentation, objection handling, showing value, why the buyer wants to work with that buyer's agent. And then the buyer's agent is going to ask the buyer then to pay the buyer's agent commission when they find them a suitable home. Now that buyer's agent commission will legally be the responsibility of the buyer, not the seller. That doesn't mean, if you combine some of the things Julie just said, that doesn't mean that the buyer's agent commission couldn't then be paid for by the seller. You just have to write, ask for it in the seller's concessions, which you can get up to seven percent, which we've done for decades. Exactly. That's actually very normal. Right. And you guys get it. So what's going to have to happen really where the pain is going to come in the industry, I think, frankly, isn't from the agents, the boots on the ground. It's from the agents that don't have the skill set to know how to show their value to a buyer's agent, which, let's be honest, is half the agents, if not more, out there. Because for the most part, in working with buyers, you've said this perfectly in our best -selling book, Harris Rules, working with buyers is physical labor, working with sellers is mental labor, but now working with buyers is going to be physical labor and mental labor. Yes, absolutely. And this on top of all of the challenges that this market brings us, right? This is sort of the next thing that we all have to deal with. However, I am confident that you and I as coaches in our coaching organization will navigate through this and show them exactly how to deal with it. So you cannot just survive this change, but thrive in it and rise to the top as the professional that you are. Well, right there. Julie just said it. I mean, I think it was Baron von Rothschild that said, when there's blood on the streets, buy real estate. And you've heard a lot of other people say perhaps a little bit cleaner versions of that. But the gist of it is, is when other people are paying it, go the opposite direction. So what you're going to see and where the opportunity is going to be, where you, as we say every day on this podcast and our coaching program, you've got to really focus on getting your skills on because the agent that's going to win in this marketplace is the agent that's going to have the skills. So those of you who've invested a lot of time, money and effort into building your brand, if you don't have the skills to back it up, in other words, you might attract that buyer to want to call you. But if that buyer is not going to sign your exclusive buyer agency contract, where you're going to be more or less guaranteed to get paid for your work, well, to Julie's point, you might be finding yourself working for free. So this is where the rubber is going to meet the road. This is how the industry is going to lean back into less of sort of the egotistical marketing branding, sort of look at me type stuff and more towards agents that have the skill set. Well, that's true. And one thing that I can say with 5000 % certainty is that the listing agent is going to win at an even higher level as a result of all this. There's no doubt. I mean, that's crazy. If you think about from a, if you have to choose, which all of you do, where are you going to put your effort in every day? And most of us, and the older you get, this number diminishes, trust me, you have three to five hours a day where you're really frosty, where you can really get things done at a high level. You might work for eight or 12 or a dozen, however many hours, you know, but it's three to five hours a day. Now in those three to five hours, most of you have not been focused on what's going to put you in a position to help the most people make the most money. You've been distracted by all the shiny objects and the shiny object syndrome is something that all agents are going to be forced to go through, you know, a 12 step recovery program now for. And so I want to help you skip ahead by a year or two years. You're in the industry a year or two years from now and you're looking back wishing you what you would have done. What you would wish you would have done is really drill down on the actual professional skill set that maybe no one else other than Julie and I have told you that you need to have to really frankly become the most successful agent. And it was Charlie Munger who said, don't try to make yourself famous, try to make your work famous or more specifically, try to make the results that you get for other people famous. So all this effort, all this focus, all this idea that you will win if you have this bigger brand and people think of real estate, they think of you. There is a still, there is still a place for that in the conversation, but if you don't get the, when you get that lead, if you get a lead from all that, you know, essentially buying leads, marketing, branding, and you don't know actually how to present that person and get them to sign a contract, you've just wasted your time and your money and your money. Exactly. And your potential really. Yes. I mean, that's the sad part. Yeah. So we are here to save you from some of that frustration and we're going to talk about this more tomorrow and then our time remaining. We're going to go over how to make a close five transactions the next five weeks. Julie's focused mostly on centers of influence of past clients for the sake of today's notes, which is great because it's something all of you guys can do. And as always, our notes for today's show, other than what we've just talked about, are down below. So scroll below and you'll find our notes for today's show. And then also when you're there, guess what? There's a link for you to join premier coaching. How about this being the perfect time for you to actually get your skills on. So join premier coaching. The link to join is below. And you know, this is that any sort of change, the greatest cattle, let me just, it's okay, Blather for one more second. The greatest fortunes in the history of history have always been made during the greatest times of change. The history, this is just something I want you to think about. The greatest fortunes. Think of an industry. I'll give them a great example. Real estate and I'll give you even a better example. Exp Realty, Exp Realty was founded and started in 2009. What else was going on in 2009? Well, you know, real estate was a dumpster fire. Let's just be honest. I was going to say dumpster fire too. The industry was a bit of a dumpster fire and then real. And what happened was Exp got its chops and got its momentum during what would have been anybody from the outside would have said, why the hell are you actually starting real estate brokerage now? What are you thinking? Virtual real estate brokerage. What are you talking about? Right. So that is where Exp got started. And what now has happened is Exp has become one of the largest, fastest growing brokerages in the history of real estate. And you go to all these other things that have emerged during times when everyone was in panic mode. Those are the biggest businesses now. You can go all the way back in history and to the Industrial Revolution and all these other big, you know, big changes that happened globally, even before the United States. And you're going to find that is consistent. The biggest fortunes are always made during the greatest times of change. We're in one of those times now for our industry. And why is that true? Because everything when is the way it was, and it changed today, when everything was the way it was, it's easy for the incumbents to maintain their position of power because they just keep on chugging out what they've been doing. But during times of change, the incumbents don't, generally speaking, have a real solid plan B, and they're the ones that get displaced. And that leaves cracks in the foundation for new plants to grow, for new things to actually emerge, new ideas, and new leaders in the local markets. And that's going to be you guys. So scroll down, click the link to join Premier Coaching. And by the way, there's also some information about joining with Julie and I at eXp Realty. That's down below as well. All right, Julie, I will try not to interrupt you again. That's OK. So I'll try not to clear my throat too much here today. OK, so five ways to get five deals from people you already know in five weeks or less. And again, the notes are posted for you. So here's three assumptions. Assumption A, that you have your contacts organized in some sort of CRM. The best CRM is the one that you know how to use. If you're with eXp, for example, you can use KVCore. If you don't have a CRM, an organized database, realize that you probably do. It's called the contacts in your phone. Well, so sorry. I'll add to that. Julie and I text like crazy people. And many of you do too, because we're texting with you. So you text a lot too, because we're texting with you. We know you do it. Yeah, exactly. So you can go in your, let's say, iPhone, your Android phone, you can actually see your entire contact list. And that's your CRM effectively if you don't have one. The reason I'm pointing that out is because this is Julie's first point, but do not just stop there. So if you're saying, oh, can't do anything else because I don't have a CRM. Yeah, that's why we made that the first point. Exactly. So go and use your phone and just start checking A through Z and start texting people.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: SBF's Testimony Demonstrated He Was (at the Very Least) a Bad CEO
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is the best podcast about crypto in the world and Carpe Consensus is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network. And my name is Benjamin Shiller. I am the features and opinion editor here at CoinDesk. And joining me today is the unerring presence, Danny Nelson. Danny, how are you doing today? You know, Ben, first off, it feels great as always to be the best crypto podcast in the world and by default, therefore also the best crypto podcast in the CoinDesk Podcast Network. But I've been better, quite honestly. I have, we're recording this on Tuesday, October 31st, very spooktacular episode. And I have been up both days this week, 1am, actually 12 .20am, to get to the trial of Sam Bankman -Fried. God, you really are pushing the boundaries here. Have you gotten any sleep over the last few weeks, Danny? Yes. Well, the last, the trial has become, the last few days, a race to the bottom among the press corps where we just undercut each other just to see who is, I guess, the toughest as to who gets to court first and therefore gets the best seats possible. And on Monday, it was essential to get there early. So I got, I think, three hours of sleep so I could get to court at 1am, stake my claim, get my seat. Oh my God. 1am for... Yes. When were they opening the doors? The first doors open at 7 .45, usually. So I was outside in the rain. It was raining from 1am to 7 .45. And it's worth noting that our dear former colleague Sage De Young was the first one in line. He got there on Sunday at 10 .40 at night, pm at night. So he was just sitting out there all night long. I joined him three hours into his endeavor and I did it again today on Tuesday and it was terrible. So does everyone who wants to get in need to be in line or can you save a space for somebody? Well, we've actually constructed a system, us journalists. We've, the SBF press corps, we're getting smarter as the weeks go on. We devised a list system rather early on. When you get there, the first person to get through the day becomes, let's say the line dictator for the day. They create a list and everyone who arrives after that signs into the list. We usually go up to around 25 or 30, but you want to be in the first 21 because there are 21 seats available for the general population in the courtroom. And because the journalists are always the first ones, because we're the craziest, everyone, including just onlookers, comes to us to sign into the list. Well, so dear listeners, we are discussing the trial of Sam Bankman -Free, the fallen crypto king and founder of FTX, which was once valued at an incredible 32 billion dollars. His trial is currently taking place in lower Manhattan and is wrapping up this week, we think. So today, Tuesday, SBF has been on the stand. He's been testifying in his own defense and you've been down at the courthouse, as you say. What did you make of SBF today? Do you think he did anything to persuade the judge and the jury of his innocence on these multiple fraud charges? So it's I would say not. He was finishing up his cross -examination today and it was a brutal one. The federal prosecutor, Danielle Sassoon, she really puts him in a corner, made him not admit to, but reveal a lot of inconsistent statements. She places highlighted in his testimony where he may have been lying and did a pretty good number on whatever defense Sam had attempted to mount in his direct testimony when he took the stand. Now, it's never a good idea to take the stand in your own criminal trial. What the reason why Sam may have done it was simply because the trial was going so poorly for him. He had nothing left to lose. Right. I like the bit in the testimony which I was reading from Coindesk reporting, of course, where Danielle Sassoon asked SBF whether he'd ever asked his lieutenants at FTX what had happened to the $8 billion that went missing from FTX's exchange. I shouldn't laugh about it because it was $8 billion of somebody else's money. But that was quite an eye -opening moment when he said he couldn't really recall ever instructing his or asking his lieutenants where this money had gone. Yes. One of the things that is definitely clear and that no one is refuting, and perhaps even the defense is relying on, is the fact that Sam was a bad CEO. Right. If you steal money from your company, you're a bad CEO, probably also criminal. If you just don't really give people direct instructions, don't ask questions and don't look into things, well, then you're a bad CEO. You probably may also be criminal, but he's definitely a bad one. Right. So we should explain to listeners. I mean, a key question in this case is about intentionality, not whether this money went missing, but, you know, whether SBF knew what was going on and he can be held accountable for the fraud charges that he's had levied against him. So do you think he's managed to tread a line here between coming across as the kind of hapless, incompetent CEO that he needs to present himself as and also a credible witness? That's quite a hard balancing act to strike, isn't it? It was incredible how little he remembered. He was saying, I do not recall, and many variations of that phrase so often, dozens of times from the witness box, when he testified on cross -examination, he just couldn't remember a lot of the statements, whether it be to journalists or to Congress, any time that Sam seemed to have an opportunity to not remember something, he took it. Now, that might be because he just was a busy guy. He really was. He was working 20 hour days pretty often, I think, and just doesn't remember things. It might also be because it's a classic defense tactic to basically say, I do not recall when faced with testimony that is disadvantageous to you. Right. I mean, the do not recall line has become infamous from a famous hearing in Congress in the 80s with the Iran -Contra controversy with Oliver North, where he repeatedly said, I do not recall, you know, basic facts, even his name, maybe. You're right. That's a familiar defense tactic. But do you think it will actually help SBF? Do you think his decision to take the stand in his own defense will ultimately be seen as a good one or not? Well, I'm certainly appreciative of it because it's added a whole new dimension and a whole new chapter to his court dates. I don't know if it's going to make a difference. When I look at the jury box, because I'm getting to court so early each day because I want to be in the room itself, not in one of those overflow rooms. When I'm looking at the jury box and the jurors, I'm seeing a lot of bored faces, but I'm seeing a couple of people who definitely look like they're ready to convict him. It's hard to explain how I'm so sure of it. It's just the way people react to certain cues, whether that's smiling and shaking your head after hearing about something really stupid. That occurred, you know, it doesn't mean that you're definitely going to vote to convict, but it probably does. Some of these people are not good at playing poker. Others are, right? So while I can be pretty sure at this point that the jury is not going to vote to acquit him, the question remains, is this going to be a hung jury? Are they going to vote to convict on all accounts, on some accounts? What happens next? Right. So just take us forward in that. I mean, say there is a majority in favor of convicting him. What happens next? Then it's up to the judge, presumably to decide on sentencing.
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"about dozen" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And they are unhinged. They are no different than terrorists. Give us what we want. Give us what we want or else we are going to make your life hell. Second thing I want to mention. When actually speaking to some of them, I say again, the dialogue is easier found in video, but let me summarize this. It's very important. I asked them, where do you get morality from? By what standard do you judge your actions? And they say, I get to decide. What I saw in real time is the triumph of the modern narcissistic self. This is the most narcissistic generation in history, while simultaneously being the most depressed generation. This is an outgrowth of the germ of the self-esteem movement. If all you care about is teaching young people self-esteem, you create empowered narcissists. All about me. All about me. When you ask them, I say, what do you have a duty to? Nothing but myself. Whoa. What do you have an obligation to? Nothing. Wow. What's the most important thing? My happiness, my pleasure, my own state of being. Not an idea of duty to the divine, obedience to your neighbor. None of it. It's that it's all about me. And then don't be surprised when all of a sudden they're super depressed. They're killing themselves. And in some ways I don't want to overemphasize this, but some of them are victims. They're victims of an entire system that has never had the courage to tell them the truth. And if some of them would have listened to me, maybe we could have saved them from their own self-destructive quasi-suicidal trajectory that they are on. They're bragging while I'm there about how they're on testosterone, hormone blockers, puberty blockers. They got castration. This is not some, we're talking about dozens of them. And the trans-social contagion continues. I was walking through a pocket, it wasn't the whole campus, but a pocket of a sea of existential despair. This is much greater than a political issue, everybody. Much greater. This is spiritual. And some of you are emailing me, well, Charlie, why even bother? I reject that. We must go to the most the most unpopular places. That sort of mentality is why Republicans never visit the black community. Oh, they don't want us there. It's exactly the same sort of mentality that makes us not do outreach in the Hispanic neighborhoods. We must go where we are not always invited. We must go where we are not always warmly received. We must challenge the lies because there's a lot more support in those communities than the media would ever lead you to believe. You expose their beliefs and you empower the remnant, casting aside an entire generation. And I'll tell you, I've been doing this for 11 years. Two things were simultaneously true. That was one of the nastiest crowds I have ever seen. But it was also the most amount of support, quiet support that I have ever seen. That's not always going to be captured. They're on the fringes. They're on the edges. They're afraid. They do not want to be called out, docked, smeared, accused. But they're there, especially the young men. The young men especially are looking for anything to say that I want a strong country, I want a strong nation. The young ladies are in a very, very dark spot because they've been lied to. The toxin of feminism, feelings-based political views, it's tough. There's almost no dialogue with them. It's all feelings. It's all narcissism. It at its core is rage culture. And just to re-emphasize, if you are in a red state, you should defund every single one of your colleges and universities. If they are teaching DEI, CRT, maybe underwrite engineering schools, that's it. Or else you're going to get swarms, hordes, platoons, a vengeful, rage-filled, young women activists that just want to see the world burn. Okay, so you remember last week when the man who is pretending to be a woman, who is the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Defense Force, basically threatened that anyone that is a Putin puppet, they're going to hunt down and assassinate? We asked the question, are we on that list? Is Jack Posobick on that list? Who is on that list? So let's just do a little refresher of who we're talking about here. Play cut 22, please. The first Russia's war criminal propagandists will all be hunted down and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty and complete liberation. Completely and totally unhinged. And no, that was not a broadcast live from Flagstaff, Arizona, at Northern Arizona University. That was in Kiev. So that is a biological man pretending to be a So we made a big deal of this. Our tweet was seen by over 5 million people. J.D. Vance, Senator J.D. Vance, started to ask questions of this person, Junior Sergeant Sarah Ashton Chirillo. And as of today, the Defense Forces of Ukraine has suspended Sarah Ashton Chirillo, essentially threatening American citizens. Now, this tells me a couple things. Number one, that you guys keeping the pressure on us making this a story, this is just another victory. Now suspended, we'll see if they get reinstated. It also tells us that we were right, that this person was threatening American citizens. They were trying to downplay this, but here comes the grifter, the pimp, Zelensky, the uppity foreigner in a T-shirt, comes to America asking for cash. And they're like, oh, boy, senators are asking us as we try to replay, replenish our slush fund. They're asking us why we're threatening the U.S. Treasury. They were 100 percent right. This show led on that. For those of you that are daily viewers and listeners of The Charlie Kirk Show, I think we were the only major program that led with this for an entire hour and built it out that the Ukrainian government, underwritten by the U.S. Treasury, was threatening the lives of American citizens. Remember, in English, not Russian, by an American passport holder who is the Ukrainian Defense Force spokesperson. And that goes to show, number two, that Zelensky is worried that his slush fund is in jeopardy.
"about dozen" Discussed on WTOP
"Is separate rose for siblings. Nationals, first week of spring training is underway general manager Mike Rizzo expectations. We're judged by Winston losses. That's what this thing is all about. So that will be my barometer. We want to win. We're certainly not going to not going to be blinded by our one loss record only. We understand where we're at in the process. But players got to play better. Nats play their first exhibition Saturday NBA wizards are in 9th place with the Eastern Conference four games back in the race for an automatic spot on the conference quarter finals. They host the very team they're chasing for that spot in New York in their next game Friday. NHL capitals are one of 7 teams chasing two wild card spots at this time, 24 games remain they're dealing with a four game losing streak Detroit drops by the district tomorrow men's college hoops. Houston's the likely new number one new top 25 is due in less than two hours. My ballot has been tweeted at DAV presto and at WTO P, please be kind. Dave Preston WTO sports. Thank you, sir. Ten 47 could teenagers soon be required to have an adult with them while shopping at an area all. The Columbia mall is looking at requiring adults be with teenagers or children when they're in the mall. The move comes after complaints from shoppers and workers last fall about dozens of teenagers getting into fights and getting in the way of shoppers. The mall owner, Brookfield properties tells the Baltimore banner it hasn't figured out what days an escort policy would happen or what times. And there's no set date for it to start. There is already an escort policy in place at Taos and town mall on Friday and Saturday nights. In the meantime, Columbia mall was working with the Howard county police department to increase patrols, off duty officers work on the weekend nights and more officers walk around the mall and check parking lots and Kramer, WTO news
"about dozen" Discussed on WTOP
"Local flavors. It's 6 52. This is WTO news. I'm Peter Greenberg, and this is today's ion travel minute. If you thought just about every flight was full in 2022, you were right. Delta was up 13% more seats than 2019. So is American. And united was averaging 22% more seats filled, but there was another disturbing trend. Airports were not only getting crowded, in many cases, they were exceeding capacity. Why? Because airlines were flying larger planes on fewer flights. The result, passenger surges at peak times, more people at TSA lines trying to use airport facilities, ranging from seats at departure gates to lounges, to bathrooms. The airports were the biggest passenger capacity problems, Austin, Texas, Denver, Newark, and New York's Laguardia. For more information, visit Peter Greenberg dot com. I'm Peter Greenberg, and this is today's ion travel minute. We are breaking news overnight every morning, Gail king, Tony jacopo and Nate burleson bring you unbiased original reporting. We begin with a destructive weather system. Another day, another exclusive CBS report. CBS mornings, weekday mornings, on CBS. 6 54 could teenagers soon be required to have an adult with them while shopping at an area mall. The Columbia mall is looking at requiring adults be with teenagers or children when they're in the mall. The move comes after complaints from shoppers and workers last fall about dozens of teenagers getting into fights and getting in the way of shoppers. The mall owner, Brookfield properties tells the Baltimore banner 8 hasn't figured out what days in escort policy would happen or what times. And there's no set date for it to start. There is already an escort policy in place at Towson town mall on Friday and Saturday nights In the meantime, Columbia mall is working with the Howard county police department to increase patrols, off duty officers work on the weekend nights and more officers walk around the mall and check parking lots and Kramer WTO news. Criticism from The White House aimed at Virginia governor Glenn youngkin, the rebuke comes after youngkin offered support after several state lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited police from issuing search warrants for digitized data about women's menstrual cycles. In a statement White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre said the Republican governor's push to block the bill at a time when abortion access is diminishing, attacks the principles of freedom and a woman's fundamental right to privacy. After the state Senate had passed the bill with bipartisan support, a Republican controlled house subcommittee voted along party lines to table the measure with the governor's support. It's 6 55 money news at 25 and 55 brought to you by Penn fed credit union, great rates for everyone. Ant man was big at the weekend box office ant man and the wasp quantumania opened with $104 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates yesterday, easily surpassing the box office debuts of the previous two ant man films, avatar, the way of water was in second place with 6.1 million in sales followed by magic Mike's last dance with 5 and a half million. Investors are backing away from buying homes now, but Jeff clay ball says an exception may be charmed city. With higher borrowing costs and the prospect of falling home prices, investor purchases of homes last quarter were down 46% from a year ago, that is a record annual drop, but Redfin says Baltimore was the only metro that's on increase in investor buyers up one and a half percent. The biggest drops in investor home buyers last year were in Las Vegas and Phoenix, both of which have seen some of the biggest rallies in home prices. Coming up on WTO, President Biden makes a surprise visit to Kyiv to show American unity nearly one year into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 6 56
"about dozen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"That. When I get right to our next guest, Matt Winkler, he's the editor in chief emeritus, founder of Bloomberg news. He's usually on a Bloomberg and actor broker studio beast out in our San Francisco bureau, which is a phenomenal office, by the way, right on the wharf there overlooking the bay bridge. Good stuff that. Who knows what kind of trouble he's getting into Matt. I hope he's going to Humphrey slocum. No, he'll no Humphrey slocum. That's the ice cream place that's near the office and I'm going to say if you get a chance, stop by there and order a scoop of secret breakfast ice cream. Okay, so there's actually even these good tadich grill. That is the oldest restaurant in San Francisco. It is awesome. I think it's right up Matt's alley. Matt, you've got a great column out today. About Israel. Ignore Israel politics. It's economy is thriving. When I think Israel economy, I think technology, what's what's driving Israel these days? Well, you just nailed it. It's great to be with you. And it is technology. And essentially what happened is during the past decade, corporate Israel, if you like, which is more than 600 companies, was transformed to something much more diverse. And the diversity is really what's driving the economy. Where Israel ten years ago was mostly if you like pharmaceutical is obviously the name that comes to mind. And some industrial companies. Today, you're talking about dozens of companies with more than a $1 billion of capitalization, market capitalization. And they're in tech. And it's food tech and it's every other kind of water tech. It's climate change. It's sustainability. Everywhere you look, there's innovation. And that really has transformed the economy as you said. To me, innovation is the key. I consistently see companies that aren't afraid to take risk coming out of Israel lately, there have been a spate of documentaries as well on cannabis research and hallucinogenics and it seems that they lead the world and research there, not just saying that because those things sound fun, but because they don't have this kind of puritanical sort of regulatory system that we have in the west. What do you think allows them to get out there and do this kind of innovation? I think there are two things. One is as you just said, there is a lack of fear of failure. There just is no fear of failure in Israel. People just do what they think has potential. And they don't worry about whether it's going to fail or not. The second thing is probably they're often creating if you like solutions for problems that have yet to be defined if that sounds crazy. That is very much a characteristic. And an example of that is if you go back to 1999 when Mobileye really came about. And Mobileye today is 70% of the auto market. Cars everywhere around the world are using the mobile equipment for driver assistance. And you can't miss a mobile I product really in any vehicle. Anywhere. And so at the time that invention, if you like, was dismissed and people were very skeptical. And so it's a good example of Israel doing things really way ahead of where the world is at the moment. And Matt, as always, you've got some great charts and some great data in your columns. I'm looking at one here, just amazing. I never even thought about it. But among the 31 currencies globally, the trade against the dollar actively, over the last ten years, only one has outperformed the U.S. dollar, and that's Israeli shuckle. That tells you that the market really believes in this is real story. Yeah, that's really, if you like the leading indicator and a very consistent one. If I told you ten years ago that the shekel would be the top performing currency in the world. When the dollar is as robust as it is, that just would have been dismissed out of hand. And yet, as you say, it underlies really what's going on in the economy. And most people are really not paying attention to it because we get these perennial headlines about West Bank clashes, missiles from Hamas and Gaza, and of course a nuclear showdown with Iran. And far too often, the stories that we read and listen and watch, and yet the real story is the innovation and the strength of the Israeli economy and how stable it is. I'm curious also about the academic institutions there because research is often rooted in universities. You touch on Hebrew university, but I see tons of researchers. It's almost like they have a whole system of Stanford's there. Yeah, you know, I didn't mention this, but it's well known Everyone in Israel who is 18 or so goes into the armed forces and that's part of their requirement national service. And when they come out they then go into university, but there already is a if you like a focus and a maturity level that you find in Israeli universities. And it's not anyone in particular. It's all of them. And out of that comes the innovation that we're talking about. Yeah. You say to something that geopolitical risks of investing in Israel, but they seem to attract the investment dollars despite those risks. Right, there isn't a company that you know about that doesn't have R&D in Israel. Whether it's alphabet, whether it's apple, whether it's Microsoft, there isn't a company that is in technology that doesn't have something significant as a presence in Israel. And that's because of the engineering that's best it there. And that's probably an asset that just continues to grow. All right, good stuff. As always, I appreciate getting a time for Matt Winkler editor in chief emeritus and founder of Bloomberg news calling in from our studios in San Francisco. I will again say, definitely get some ice cream, Matt, Humphrey slocum. It's right next to the office, and they have my favorite
"about dozen" Discussed on Accelerate Your Business Growth
"Okay, and are there other people who should be, I mean, I'm assuming other people need to be involved in implementation. But what about the planning? So I would say that the planning should involve that one level or another, all the stakeholders, as well as all the people who will be implementing the strategy. So if you're talking about dozens of people, you're not necessarily going to pull them all into the room. You may do one or possibly two brainstorming sessions with a cross section of those stakeholders. And then you want to involve the people who are really going to help to execute the strategy and make sure it's effective. So that might be an operations person. If you have them, it also might be the head or somebody involved in any of the teams or functions of the company. As long as they're really good at moving things forward, as long as they're helpful and aligning resources and team members, as long as they're good at setting and measuring metrics and as long as they're good at being flexible so that if the strategy needs to change, if the initial results are indicating you're not going in the right direction, they're willing to shift, you know, those people who can be flexible. And with all those traits, it might be the same person or it might be various people along the way. All right, that makes sense to me. Yeah, it feels like the strategy of the living breathing thing and so it needs constant attention to make sure that it still makes sense. That's right. Both the persistence of making sure that things are happening throughout the implementation and also the vision to see across markets, economies, your clients, and other stakeholders to see if there are changes which occurred, which means you have to revisit and possibly change your strategy. Yeah, right. Yeah, that's a biggie. I would think that a challenge for a founder could be getting a lot of input from a lot of different people, you know, advisers, investors, people on the team.
"about dozen" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"East of North Texas. But scattered showers and even a few rumbles of thunder. Not out of the question as we head into the day and Tuesday and early Wednesday, moving out to the east as we go into the afternoon on Wednesday, temperatures bold Tuesday and Wednesday will stay in the mid upper eighties warming up toward the latter part of the week. Right now, 79 degrees and Fort Worth News is brought to you by zero rez. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken testified today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. After 20 years of American involvement boxes. Jennifer Griffin has more secretary of state blank and pushed back on suggestions the US should have stayed in Afghanistan that would have been profoundly against our strategic interests and profoundly in China strategic interests. But the void left by the US withdrawal is being filled by the group that once gave Al Qaeda a safe home as countries like China, Pakistan, Iran. In and Russia Cut deals to fill the vacuum before the fall of Kabul. The Taliban leaders made their way to Beijing in late July, where they were welcomed with open arms by China's top leaders. China's goal preventing terrorism from spreading to China's Muslim population across its western border, according to health officials in North Texas Covid 19 hospitalizations appear to be leveling off from the latest surge. Dr John Flores, chairman of the North Texas Medical Society Coalition, the fact that these numbers are going down is is optimistic. The shame time to, uh, large percentage of people in the United States and North Texas that are unvaccinated gives the opportunity for another variant to arise. And that's what we're really concerned about. Again. Partly cloudy overnight. It'll of 72 right now. 79 in downtown Dallas from the W B A P News desk. I'm Mickey Briggs. You're next update will be at 10 o'clock. 24 7 coverage is that w b a p dot com Get social with us like w B A P on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter at W B. A P 24 7 news wherever you want us whenever you want us to use talking 20 w b A p w b a p dot com Joe Biden has decided or did decide to go golfing while Americans were left behind in Afghanistan returned to the golf course yesterday, even though Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan, reports Breitbart He traveled the Fieldstone Golf Club in Delaware. We plan to golf with former Senator Ted Kaufman. Since concluding his disastrous evacuation, Biden is trying to shift the narrative away from hundreds of Americans that were left behind. By the way I told you earlier, I'll tell you again, I'll say it all night long Joe was so mad at you because you won't let this go. He is so mad at you. The Wall Street Journal reporting today. Americans U. S residents and endangered Afghans are still scattered throughout the country. This is one of the worst betrayal wartime betrayals in U. S history. They write their editorial board, one of the worst wartime betrayals in U. S history. The politico. Reporting that only 705 listen closely. Only 705 s I ve applicants left during the evacuation. 705. There's 18,000 principal applicants. That are in the system. Half are in the early stages. There's another 9000 or further along. Do you understand that there's 18,000 s. I V s now assume that's not including the family members. And only 705. Have gotten out. Who the heck are all those? 110 120,000 Afghan refugees that are in our country are being transported. Here They are illegals. Who I've told you about several of them in Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, several of them in Uh, The Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar. Our old men. Older men with child brides. Multiple there, Uh Polygamist with multiple child brides. They're they're older men who are raping little girls. And they flew in with their child brides. We also have another little piece that you may not have heard about dozens. This came out from Fox News of the weekend. Dozens of Afghan refugees Flagged by DHS as potential security threats. Dozens 44 So far, this is not all of them 44 have been deemed a risk to the U. S over the past couple weeks. Among 60,000 Afghan refugees now on the soil of our country. We have. This is all we found out so far. Another 15 so 44 danger risk security risk 15 sent back to Europe and Middle East 16 not clear to travel and remain in overseas transit sites. Uh, referred to as lily pads, reports that last week estimated 100 Afghan refugees from Palestine to the U. S have been flagged estimated 100 refugees. Have been flagged for potential ties to terrorist organizations, including the Taliban. The report said that two of the flagged Afghans raised enough concern for additional review and are being sent to coast of Oh, To further review for further review make concerning concern because security concerns the White House did not immediately respond, of course not going to respond to requests from Fox News on that So if you total that up, 100 Plus 44. Plus 15. Plus 16. And what do we adhere Couple 100. Not counting the child brides. And by the way, Joe is proposing a thing that would give all these illegals green cards and by the way, currently right now and since day one when they've arrived on Fort Bliss When they've arrived at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. And there's another Fort, I think by, uh, somewhere in Virginia believe They're allowed to just leave. They have They don't have any idea. They have no nothing. They can just leave the basic or they want. They can rape new little girls. They can purport. They can Start planning terrorist attacks. But I wanted to Give you some more information. I want to give you the details from The New York Times. They in The Washington Post. The New York Times broke this at first with the U. S drone strike killed 10 civilians, seven of them Children. Joe lied to us and said, Yeah, we got Isis. Yeah, stopping mad about. We got them Isis K? No. You killed our 13 troops. And no, you did not get Isis K. You murdered 10 civilians. Mark Milley. Are the journal editorial Board Rise today, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff called it a righteous strike. Seven Children, three adults, none of them I'll Qaeda or Isis K. To righteous strikes as General Mark Milley Biden mentioned the drone strikes as evidence. That the US is hitting back against Isis K. Yeah. Get those civilians killed the Children, Joe. Yeah, Joey pops proud of you, Uh, corn pop ain't got nothing on you. The reported by New York Times and Washington Post suggests the attack on the white Toyota Corolla may have been a terrible mistake. It killed the Marianna Madia Long term employee of the U. S. Nonprofit, Nutrition and Education International, who wanted to be my He wanted to immigrate to immigrate to the US But guys, this is all part of abidance plan. It's all part of Joe Biden's plan. Okay? And you know the wrong refugees. 120,000 illegals, child brides, terrorist lovers, etcetera. Those are the right ones, all part of Joe's plan. This is all part of his plan. Kill. You know, we get struck by Isis K quick kill civilians. My administration was looking to show.
"about dozen" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Like, Go to one answer. I'm going to say September 22nd. Okay. You know, that's when the the fall equinox happens. But in the media cultural world, yes, September 1st is kind of when the weather patterns start to change. They start to turn out of a summer weather pattern and more into fault. And, of course, tomorrow is going to be right your summer around here with upper eighties and humidity, but it was almost on the clock for the past week or so. Yeah. Not bad. You know 82 today, 82 yesterday. That's the warmest we've been so far this month, and I think for the most part, we're gonna be done with the extreme heat. And really After tomorrow, the temperatures come down, and we'll kind of have some fall like mornings with with temperatures in the fifties mid to late this week. The the big concern. I think in the short term that we going to keep an eye on that's going to bring in some of this fall air is a cold front tomorrow afternoon and early evening and we're going to be just so hot, humid out of this front, right? We're talking about upper eighties for highs. Humidity is really going to start to climb tonight through the first half of tomorrow, and that front will act as an ignition in our atmosphere tapping into that. Very unstable and buoyant atmosphere, and that's why some thunderstorms could turn on the strong of not severe side right around rush hours. We get back to work. Are they going to be like they've been or they were a couple weeks ago where they scatter in some places or others? Or is this going to be a line Because of the fact it's a cold front coming through? I think it's going to be a line. It could be broken the farther West you live, but it should be pretty solid from the lake and then stretching through. Most of Cook County. That's what all the latest high resolution data suggesting coming in between about four and six p.m. and the overall concern with these squall lines. These line of thunderstorms will be straight line winds, strong winds coming in out ahead of it potentially up to 60 MPH of severe weather outbreak, But I think there'll be a few locations that may have to deal with some tree limbs down and that takes out the power, so we'll have to keep an eye on that. Tomorrow. And the only reason I'm I'm a little bit more concerned now that it was even looking at the data this morning is just how humid and hot we're going to be out ahead of the system. A lot of juice a lot of use in the in the weather Department. Yeah, For sure. I was at a buddy's place yesterday in LaGrange. They're having a barbecue, and they just moved to their place. Uh, about a year ago, but, you know, we haven't seen people in a year and a half. So it was new to me. Anyways, I was getting a tour and then they're like, Oh, here's Don't go in. The basement is flooded, and they've had so many problems. I know people have to What about the rain situation tomorrow? I know that it's usually with a straight line. You get a little bit. It's not going to be so much right, right, And it's going to be moving very quickly out of the north. I mean, it is one of those systems words in And out, and I'm talking in a quarter of an inch over much of, uh, I guess the Cook County area maybe extending a bit off towards the western western suburbs in northern suburbs. The highest totals may be actually be in northwestern Indiana up to about three quarters of an inch. Okay, you get the idea and manage that heavy with a system. That's good day. That's good to know. Hey, uh, you know, we haven't had a chance to United talk about Ida and Maybe that was like a two for right. Like it was horrible in the gulf, and then we You know, we probably didn't pay as much attention. I'm sure you were. But I kind of lost attention of it as it went through the the Appalachian States, which, you know, I know, dumped a lot of rain there too. But then, man Oh, man, the images that we saw from the East Coast Boy, That was that was a messy storm. I think there's going to be a lot of inner already are a lot of lessons learned from both the meteorology world and also the kind of the communication world of media world. We know that this system to track when it was approaching Louisiana, the Hurricane center did a great job on both intensity on where it was going to end up and also the timing. It did strengthen just hours before it made landfall. That's interesting thing that Think researchers are going to have to look at from the communication side. We knew about 36 hours out that there was a high risk of flooding in the northeast from south central Pennsylvania, through New Jersey through New York City, extending into southern Connecticut. It we need to just do a better job as as broadcast meteorologists I think to convey, especially in parts of the country that don't typically see that kind of extreme weather, but Invade the risk of flooding outside of heat, right is the number one killer, not lightning. Tornadoes, not hail. It's going to be freshwater flash flooding and just I mean, it's 2021 we're talking about Dozens and dozens of deaths because of drowning in their cars with their basements. And that still blows my mind that that happened just, uh, a little more than a week. It's just amazing to me that a storm makes landfall. I forget what day of the week when you were talking Sunday night and Monday morning, right, so dumps all this rain. It loses its energy in terms of wind speed, but it kept hurricane status for quite a while inland and a strong storm. I mean, how much juice are in these things that they can still after traversing across half of a continent be dropping that much rain 1000 mile away? That's insane. So the reason why we saw it literally blow up on the radar over the Northeast is you have this big slug a tropical moisture. At that point, it was a remnant low as the remnants of Ida. But what Enhanced. It was a trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere swinging in out of the west, that just kind of put this thing back and forth gear and allowed for training to occur. These heavy thunderstorms to fall over the same area hour after hour after hour and we were seeing over three inches of rainfall falling in just one hour. They were breaking records there and for the first time in New York City history of Flash flood emergency Was was issued. So it was just a worst case scenario and quote unquote a perfect storm with a ton of moisture coming in from the tropics in this upper level energy enhancing it all to laugh that flood emergency that occurred. Larry is a big one, too, but I think they're going to steer clear of most mainland situations, right? Yeah, that's a fish storm. It's impressive on the satellite. If yes, if you're listening, you haven't looked at this on Saturday. You should take a look. It's gotta About a 65 mile wide I It's going to come closer Bermuda, but I think the most part it stays.
"about dozen" Discussed on Pardon My Sarcasm! with Ashley D
"Fifty geese. That was a couple years. What are the gators gonna eat now over there. Because you know. The residents. Living in west ashley upset about dozens of gifts that were quietly removed for their neighborhood and euthanized residents. Like i'm not gonna say her name but she's village green for twenty seven years in the same home which is beautiful pon which is where many have their families to keep part of the community. The geese lose their babies have their babies. You know run a neighborhood. I'm just absolutely speech. Was what took place She realized that she had not been seen the geese usually me. She used to take her walks and look for the surprise me from breath. don't feed. She said the gifts were taking off in the middle of the night and euthanize seventy of them. Who did the euthanizing. Who did the taken off. There's a defense digest. Why says they assisted federal agency. Did it for him. Said h away is. It's hard generally who called them to come get. Jim was the vice president of garbage rian homes association board of you jim. Because you're not. I don't know but i don't like that. He said ad bacteria to the ponds which have sort to kill off the fish. That your scientific proof of that army said there contribute to the edges of the palm collapsing. Which will be to repair if not address. But it hasn't happened yet so guesswork on. He told them he told the news that they did not notify residents ahead of time because voting have gps removed because they wanted to keep it as quiet as possible potential backlash. He actually said. Back casona homeowners association and the keyword here association oppose the vocation of owners of all that when asked him bitty a government agency removed the geese and that they were euthanized and mater. Donate it to a food bank. Shut yummy that door. So we kill them. Giving me i could see a culling in a reducing of the numbers but not eradication. listen. I read somewhere. You might have been on the blerta's homepage is like windows facebook pages yet. There's one piece one goose laughing at neighborhood. Guess what guess what what's going to happen a lot. He's gonna floss grow. We'll have the ones that are over in the neighboring neighborhoods or even the river nearby gonna go. Hey there's some open territory you oak says that's how i saw. It was yesterday and somebody was yelling about You know something about the geese while the other girl. 'cause if our homeowners association does the same thing that they just over there she goes. We're gonna have a problem. Everybody yeah i mean i can remember. There's a lot of different associations there to a lot of different communities but So they're pretty an uproar but that that happens but it happened. Like i said a north charleston. They did a hundred of them and they did the same thing exactly. They did it at night month thing. I don't always. here's monthly. here's eight. I don't wanna has list too. Long aren't protected by the federal law. You can't you can't hit them with your car. Don't hear anybody car but but even if you hit well look you have to report. It's a it's an animal. You can hunt during hunting hunting season so you can hunt geese or ducks right so not a was not limited village. Green it's actually technically if you wanna get down to it. I think it's city of charleston is a bird. sanctuary is it not therefore all wildlife and creatures protect. You can't kill him chap trap and we're not talking about in the city. Is the county there. I don't know you need is you might notice. The city or county county was actually just county answered reports. I literally neighborhood over there. That half and half county this whole this whole section here there. It's pockets of county and city refers protected. I think certain species are. I don't know about canadian that's question. Here's the thing these migratory geese. I don't think that's the other thing. There's a difference between migratory geese at one st canadian. These ones aren't migratory so that the ones they don't go from kindergarten to the day the margin was actually. Do they actually do. But those aren't the ones. And that's where that's where it 'cause i read it on facebook clear basically somewhat domesticated natives. But i guess the question is are they nuisance. I mean are they. The wildlife to look at me is when i was driving to work right into a week. Go to hornets slowdown one. Last night. A hoa in north charleston had sat basically. It was the clean up of all the poop everywhere and upon there were no people were sleeping on the. I mean. I used to live in park circle and there were a lot of ducks and use the you ever. You hire someone like shape smuggling duty calls you hired go poop. You know. they'll come once a day. Or right i could. I could better of taken them down to the ace basin and release them into the natural sanctuary. Maybe they were gator bait at that point but it doesn't you know that would have been better nature nate let nature take course right right. I mean i don't know duty calls. Do you think about giving peace need to homeless people. I guess eight. But i don't know that's where much like just like that's a a slipped apartment komo why i mean. Why are we giving. Homeless people gives me goose. So get care. I mean i guess the question is also the birds came there naturally right no one there and graham and harvest said we're gonna grow geese and have them in the ponds right right. They just showed up and started reproducing. So they're using the habitat their for their best interest and just because that clashes with human beings. Sometimes you got to find another way just culling the herd. I mean they killed seventy of them. Well you know what's going to happen to the homeless people good. I guarantee if we ride that neighborhood right now. There are guests in the pond. What he says he wants about. Maybe we can give it. Maybe a neighbor. Maybe we can call the heard of some people so between shadow moss and other neighbouring neighborhoods. That have there when you created there in a minute when you create a void the other. Hoa's going let their sent them out. But we do now is gonna take another break and we won't be back after these messages shaft. We might as well shine the to never business into better. Giving shout outs in special credit to our wonderful sponsors and supporters. So you know photos have the power to help you. Relive a specific moment in time. Recall all the emotions details surrounding that moment. Justin faulk is an award winning photographer living in my beautiful hometown of trough carolina. His passion is to blend portraits and landscape photography into unique works of art. He is committed to capturing the best as your life preserving them as images that you will cherish forever. 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"about dozen" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"About the recent UFO report that was released by the US government. But for some insight on it, you're not going to get anywhere else. Let me bring in Nick Pope, a UFO expert who used to run the British government's UFO project, Nick Always great to get your thoughts on this issue. Thanks so much for joining us. First of all what really stood out to you about that highly anticipated report? Well, I think the phrase a handful of U A P, which is the term we use for UFOs unidentified aerial phenomenon. Appear to demonstrate advanced technology. This was hugely important. This is saying this is not just the aircraft lights or weather balloons or something like that. But something that runs rings around our own jet aircraft, for example, and we need to find out what the heck it is, and there were many incidents that were examined for this report. We're not just talking about one or two sightings. We're talking about dozens and dozens and dozens of sightings. No. They took a snapshot of 144 reports from military channels. But even that, of course, is the tip of the iceberg. And what's really got the attention of Congress, of course, is that more and more military pilots, radar operators, intelligence community personnel with experience of this subject and now speaking out about this very publicly and saying, We don't know what this Is it could be Russia. It could be China. It could be something else. Even something extraterrestrial. Um, but we're seeing them on on radar on satellites. And this is a serious defense and national security F you. How important was it for the U. S government to say that what they looked at was not the result of advanced U. S government technology. So this wasn't a situation where you had one hand, not communicating with the other or maybe even testing the other out. That's not what this is. Exactly that. That was a very important part of this report. And they said, Yeah, they really found no evidence that any of these these reports could be explained in in that way, And that was always one of the big, skeptical theories. Oh, it's probably just you know, some secret prototype aircraft or drone being operated by by another part of the military blind tested and I was I was quite wedded to that period. It made a lot of sense, but they seem to have taken that theory of The table. They have not taken off the table. The extraterrestrial hypothesis and I think if they could have, they would have the idea that this could all be advanced technology created by, say, Russia and China. It just seems hard to take. That explanation is believable because you'd have to figure with all the intel gathering and spying. We do that We have gotten some sense of what they were up to buy now, and there's no evidence of that laid out in this report. Right? That's right. Yeah, and you would expect And as you say that our intelligence community would have a pretty good idea what the cutting edge Level of Russian and Chinese technology is and, um, Yeah. Marco Rubio perhaps put it best when he said that, Frankly, he would prefer this to be extraterrestrial, he said, because if it's Russia or China Sort of capabilities that these UFOs are capable of. In terms of speeds, maneuvers, sudden acceleration. He said that that would mean that Russia or China have made a technological breakthrough that left the US absolutely standing. I'm joined by Nick Pope Who's the UFO expert and ran the British government's UFO project. We're talking about the U. S government report that was recently released mandated by Congress that examined unidentified aerial phenomenon witnessed by US military personnel over recent years. 11 thing they did mention was the possibility that this could be An issue with sensors and in some of our technology almost like blips occurring. What did you make of that potential explanation? Yes, I think it's important to say that the report Said that a number of these cases likely have different explanations. So there's unlikely to be one single answer to the UFO mystery. And, yeah, that absolutely has to be considered radar from time to time. Has glitches. Forward looking infrared cameras have anomalies, but one of the most important things that, the report said is that many of these UFO sightings are think it across multiple sensitive. So so if you've got a pilot seeing something, a radar operator simultaneously tracking it It's also being filmed on the infrared camera, and the report didn't go into much of this, but it's intriguing satellite imagery. Former DNC John Ratcliffe mentioned that in a recent interview. That's the important thing because one of those things Yeah, I'm sure you could have a glitch. But when it's on all of those systems simultaneously, that's interesting. So how much of this report remain classified? How much of it is the American public? Unable to see a lot? I mean this. Firstly, this nine page report is just a preliminary assessment, so there is more to come. But secondly yeah, we know, and various senators have gone on the record with this that there have been classified. Briefings of this, and there was a Freedom of Information Act request a while ago that said, For example, there have been top secret briefing slides on there. So there's a lot of the media and the public still on seeing and probably won't see. But you know, I think sometimes people, politicians say a little bit more than And they should. So who knows? As these classified briefings rampant, maybe we will hear a few hints and clues from various people. So where does this all head from here? And will there be an effort to develop some kind of technology or utilize some kind of technology? So when this happens, we are able to either get better video or just document in a better way. What exactly members of the military are seeing and experiencing. Well, The first step is to get those people who see UFOs and mainly in the military community. But eventually, maybe we'll have another public facing program like the old Yousaf project. Bloomberg But in the first instance we need our own people, um, to come forward and report when they see something the previous previous policy. I think there's a stigma. And prevented a lot of people coming forward and speaking out and going on the record. So the report recognizes that says we need to to collect more data and then yeah, absolutely. We already have. I think the tools in our hands for a much more targeted research effort on this. We've got everything. I mean, you know, the not just the radars and satellites, but the space tracking radars. The The signature and and, uh, the measurement and signature intelligence capabilities and resources. So it's really an attitudinal problem. We've got the tools to solve the mystery. I think it's just the will that has been lacking, but that's now changing. And finally, as someone who ran the British government's UFO project. Do you feel like this report is potentially going to lead some of our allies? Other countries to not only examine what would their personnel maybe experience but also to release some of the information they have? It should. And certainly across the five eyes, nations. There should be intelligence sharing on this shamefully. The British government recently said that they weren't going to engage or re engage on their subject. But it's not even clear that they've seen the classified briefing or whether they just granted at the nine page report, But I hope That moving forward that position will change and that allies of the United States will join the U. S on researching and investigating this and pooling our resources and expertise and capabilities to get the bottom of this important but mysterious phenomenon. Nick Pope, UFO expert who ran the British government's UFO project. You can find them online at Nick Pope dot net, of course, is video series. The Basement office is available on YouTube. His book is out the uninvited, and you can check out the recent special that he was part of UFOs declassified. It was a three hour special. On Discovery Science Channel and the Travel channel. Nick Thank you so much for the time and insight. We always appreciate talking to you. Thank you very much. I'm not going to lie. I find all of that very fascinating, especially the military component. These highly respected military pilots seeing these things, whether it's With their own eyes are on radar. I'm captivated by it. All right, coming up. Next, we're going to talk about a really consequential U. S. Supreme Court decision that recently. 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"about dozen" Discussed on eCommerce Fastlane - Shopify - Shopify Plus - E-Commerce - Ecommerce Business
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Wanna thank you number one for coming on the show for a second time. I think just it's really important to get founders on and talking about how they're making impact. I'm in the shop by ecosystem yet. A lot of very significant shop if five plus brands that are wildly successful because of your technology and so i wanna make sure that you have an opportunity to tell your story and so let's talk on a high level. I some people may not know instant search plus or the fast simon company. So let's talk about the problems that you're solving for shop. If by brands terrific thank it past. Simon provides a shopping position platform for merchants to improve shopper experience conversion rate than average order value and this includes as you said search visual discovery. Smart collections. filter marchandise crossover combination of personalization. We work with great brands including steve madden natural. 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