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"august 2017" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In a February 2019 chat one compliance employee wrote that they needed a banner that said quote is washing drug money too hard these days come to Binance we got cake for you by failing to comply with US law Binance made it easy for criminals to move their stolen funds and elicit on its exchanges. For example between August 2017 and April 2022 there were direct transfers of approximately 106 million in Bitcoin to Binance .com wallets from Hydra. Hydra was a popular Russian darknet marketplace frequently utilized by criminals that facilitated the sale of illegal goods and services. Binance only stopped processing Hydra transactions in April of 2022 when the Justice Department and our criminal law enforcement partners seized control of the Hydra marketplace and shut it down. From February 2018 to May 2019 Binance processed more than 275 million dollars in deposits and 273 million dollars in withdrawals from Best Mixer. Best Mixer was one of the largest cryptocurrency anonymizing services in world the before it was shut down for money laundering. Binance also did more than just failed to comply with federal law. It pretended to comply. In June 2016 -2019 Binance publicly announced that it would block US users from Binance .com and launch a separate US exchange. That exchange Binance US would register with the Treasury Department and serve the US market. Binance blocked some US users on Binance .com and redirected them to the US exchange. At the same time however, Binance continued to allow some of its most important high volume US users to remain on the unregistered Binance .com exchange. At the direction of Zhao and other senior leaders at Binance, employees encouraged their high volume US users to conceal their US connections, including by creating new accounts that obscured their locations. As Zhao himself said in a September 2019 chat, quote, if we blocked US users from day one, Binance will not be as big as we are today.
"august 2017" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network
"This episode of Gen-C is sponsored by Chainalysis. Gen-C is the generation of the new internet. In Gen-C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on-chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen-C. Avery, I missed you last week. I'm so glad to see you. It's never a good week for me if I don't get some Avery time. Hello. Looking forward in a couple of weeks to seeing you down at Art Basel in Miami. But let's get into it. This was a really interesting week for a couple of reasons that I wanted to talk about. So the first is I'm actually going to play you a little bit of audio that I was not expecting to hear. Do you ever see a moment where the platform itself becomes more open in the idea that your currency is something called Robux and whether those Robux could be used off platform, whether we've talked about NFTs and things that could live inside Roblox but then get moved on to somebody else's platform or in other ways? Yeah, I want to highlight there's a bit of a dream here about objects and NFTs moving from platform to platform. We do believe someday, for example, I use the fun use case that someday Elton John may come on Roblox and make 8 or 10 one-unit really cool capes, for example, and sell them for charity. And we would imagine someday that those would go off platform as an NFT, possibly get sold off platform. And then come back on platform. What we do expect is the creators, whether it's Elton John or Nike or someone else making a digital item, that they would play a key role and have a fair amount of control in that process. All right, so you heard it there right from Roblox's CEO that NFTs are coming. This is something that Roblox most likely now has in their roadmap. And when they pull the trigger on this, I can guarantee you that we're going to see every company that is even within the hemisphere of competition with Roblox jump in in a very big way. So Avery, the clip that we just listened to, the CEO of Roblox talking about whether it's what Nike's doing or what Elton John can do by bringing a collectible NFT into Roblox that can be ported out, it feels like they're evolving a little bit of their own thinking to the idea that they see a future where digital assets don't only have to exist within the Roblox ecosystem. I know that Roblox is something you pay a ton of attention to. So what are your thoughts on whether you think that we will see this at some point in the future? I think if there's consumer demand to bring your assets across different digital experiences across different immersive worlds, then that's really, really interesting. And the Nike.swoosh example is one that people can clearly understand because your avatar in Fortnite or in Roblox or in a number of different worlds, like why shouldn't that be possible if you purchase this and Nike has partnerships with these immersive worlds? So love to hear it. I have not heard anything official. So we'll have to keep our eyes peeled on this. But, you know, I've always felt that Roblox limiteds are just, you know, NFTs in a centralized capacity. And I think that Roblox is so focused on developing tools for their creators to monetize that it makes all the sense in the world to me. I was surprised to see the CEO of Roblox talking about it so openly because I do think that it feels a little bit like the gaming world is slightly starting to soften. Maybe. When it comes to NFTs. But I also think it's because we're talking about it in the right way, which is just really Nike, I think, has done a tremendous job in resetting some of that conversation in something that was a low-cost collectible, that still is a low-cost collectible that you can utilize to get into new access opportunities within gaming and IRL. Anyway, I think it's really wonderful to see. But the big story I think we have to talk about is whether or not you, Avery, would wear an AI pin on the dress you're wearing right now. I would totally wear an AI pin. And I know that this is a little bit of a controversial device and there are some very real concerns and considerations around data privacy, data ownership, and I think that that will continue to be a really hot topic. But I saw the humane demo video and I thought it was really interesting. And there is no way you can see that and not think that it is impressive. Just how far generative AI has come in the past 18 months is truly remarkable. The fact that you can have this device that can help you determine how much protein is in a handful of almonds, that can help you translate things on the spot into dozens of different languages. You know, there's some basic functions like call and search your phone and things like that. But I think it's really interesting. And what I think is a big deal is this idea of sort of moving away from apps into just like a device that automatically is working across different apps. Because apps sort of seem like, you know, they're a form function we need to use today on our computers and phones, but in future iterations of devices, like, do you even need those? So we'll put the link down in the show notes. Or just Google the humane AI pin intro video. It's about 10 minutes long. Humane is a company that was started by two ex-Apple employees, a husband and wife. Which is unique. I like that story. One of their main investors is Sam Altman and so they utilize chat, GPT, and OpenAI into a lot of what they're doing. And the idea is really a secondary device, right? It's not replacing your phone, it's augmenting your phone. And the idea that you have this object, you put it on your clothing, it can take pictures, it can speak audio. So one of the most impressive things I see there is you could hold a button, it'll record someone you're talking to might be speaking in French, Spanish, German. It'll translate into your earbuds. And then that you could hold down another button and speak to the device and it'll translate for the person listening, right? Like it's this idea of this sort of companion, if you will. It has a laser projector in it. Laser ink. Right, laser ink projected onto your hand. Wondering how that works in daylight, but it's a different story. Anyway, just a really cool new form factor of something we haven't seen. There's a lot of kind of people who are like worried about privacy, which I think is a big one. But a sort of companion AI assistant that is with you at all times that can help give you contextual information to me is the augmented reality we've always wanted. Whether this device delivers or this is the one that gives us like the next step towards the glasses we want. I think it's just a push forward in a way that's really fascinating. I think what people are not going to want is another device. Because there's all these sort of like connected things and people are like, yeah, but I already have my phone. I have my iWatch. I have my Ray-Ban Metaglasses. Like I have my Quest. I have all this stuff. And I think people want to simplify the number of devices in their lives. So that's a big one to watch. And this is Gen 1 of this. But, you know, I think very likely to be acquired or something like that by another company who has their iEd wearables. You know, of course, I'm always looking at the brand names involved. They had a few like unique brand partnerships that they mentioned in the announcement video, including Tidal and T-Mobile. So, you know, unique. Yes, you get a Tidal subscription with it. It's not a cheap device. Almost $700 plus a monthly $24 T-Mobile subscription to make sure you have always on access. Exactly. It's not for the faint of heart. You have to be willing to commit and spend in order to get this device. Cheaper than $3,500. Cheaper than $3,500. And I have a feeling in San Francisco, we'll see them all over the place. Definitely. You might see one on me. Would you get one, Sam? I probably would not get one yet. I'm more of a V2 guy or a V1.5 guy. Got it. Yeah. I always want to kind of see the bugs that are worked out. I'm also the person who waited in line for hours to get Snapchat spectacles and use them for literally three days and never use them again. So I don't want to be that guy again. That was everyone. That was me too. Yeah. Anyway, with that, we have an amazing set of guests today. Deshaun Kaiser. Deshaun is the founder of One of None, which is really an authentication platform utilizing blockchain around authentic limited edition real world goods with NFT companions. And also with him is Jorge Piniche, who's a creative director, was also a partner with Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop star who tragically passed away. But they have a clothing line called Marathon Clothing that they and DK are working together on to kind of create this authentic limited product. But also we're going to hear a little bit about how kind of forward thinking Nipsey Hussle was in his sort of visions of what community and membership and all of that meant as he was building up his stardom. And I think it's just a really kind of interesting fan and creator conversation along with some great technology that DK brings to the table. So after the break, we will get to that. Chainalysis is the premier blockchain data platform. Crypto businesses, financial institutions and government agencies utilize Chainalysis data and services to answer their biggest questions about the blockchain. As regulators and policymakers work together to pass legislation that provides clarity for crypto businesses and protects consumers, they have the chance to do so with unparalleled data and research into the crypto ecosystem. Demystify cryptocurrency and gain greater visibility and insight by visiting Chainalysis.com slash Gen C. Welcome back, everybody. We are here with two amazing guests. Very excited to have these conversations. First up, Tashawn Kaiser, CEO of One of None. Tashawn and I have known each other for a couple of years now. Always excited to talk with him. And Jorge Peniche is a creative director of Marathon Clothing. Marathon is an amazing brand that was originally, I believe, started, Jorge, with you and Nipsey Hussle. And a couple of other partners. And a couple of other partners. Exactly. So Jorge has an amazing career we'll get into as well. But, you know, deep in the hip hop scene as well as being an amazing creative force. So, you know, just if you guys can quickly each introduce yourself. Tashawn, let's start with you and then we'll go to Jorge. Awesome, Sam. Always great to see you. And I know you've heard this pitch a couple of times, but my name is Tashawn Kaiser. I go by my initials, DK. Spent five years in the NFL. Played quarterback with the Cleveland Browns. Low time with the Packers, the Raiders. Finished with the Titans and now living in Nashville after being with the Titans. But about two years ago, decided to hang up my cleats a little early to explore a problem that I saw during my time with Jordan Brand. We had so many limited edition sneakers that came out during my time with the brand. Became obsessed with the concept of helping brands and creators who focus in on these limited edition products access and enable the lifetime value of their limited edition products. One of none is the name of the business. And we're essentially an authentication platform that allows those brands to capitalize on resale transactions, engage with their customers post purchase, as well as get some unprecedented data of how their products actually operate in the secondary market. Amazing. Jorge, give us your quick life story. Sure. My name is Jorge Piniche. I took go by my initials. A lot of my friends commonly call me JP. So one thing we have in common. I actually point into like the hip hop scene was as a fan since I was a kid. But later down the road in 2007, I kick started my journey as an editorial photographer and writer, a freelance one at that. That opened up the camera and my pen opened up a lot of doors. And I got to work with a whole host of different rising, talented artists that, you know, at this point have become a lot of have become household names. Most notably, the one that's pertinent to this story in particular is Nipsey. And Nipsey and I connected in 2008 via Myspace just through the offering of getting to work together, you know, on maybe on publicity images, maybe on editorial. And Nipsey was gracious enough, you know, to open up the doors to a lot of special moments in his life from 2008 to 2010 for editorial pieces or just one off pieces that we worked on for him specifically. And really in 2010 was when Nipsey extended the olive branch once again to formalize our business relationship. And that's really when we fully engaged in our collaborative efforts, initially with branding and visual branding specifically, because the time when we met, he was signed to Epic Records. And in 2010, latter part of 2010, he was departing Epic Records to go completely independent once again. And that's kind of where I came in. And he knew that visual branding was really important to what he was doing and the vision that he had. And so, you know, very privileged to say that I got that opportunity then. And then in 2013, 2014, the opportunity came knocking to do tour management for him, which I had no experience at. And I guess he saw something in me that I didn't know I had or I could possess. And yeah, we went on a journey of touring, you know, from 2014 upwards to 2019. Yeah. Other than that, I mean, since it's an independent company, you know, I've had to wear several different hats and develop several different skill sets, you know, with my team. And that's pretty much it. Wow. What a story for both of you guys. It's really impressive and really grateful you're taking the time to join us on the pod today. Thank you for having us. Excited to dive in. All right. So, Deshaun, we've known each other a little bit already. And I think the last time we talked, we were chatting about all things Web3. Tell us a little bit how you went from football to the blockchain and sort of how one of none was born. Yeah. So as I mentioned before, you know, I had the privilege of signing with Jordan Brand when I was in the NFL. And it was always kind of a business mind in college and new football was always a means away for me. And that was going to be something entrepreneurial. So I got the chance to join a board of governors, which is essentially their executive team, their creative team and some of the athletes. And we would come together once a year and kind of forecast out that next year's worth of sneaker drops. And being kind of the business mind that I was like, my favorite part of those trips wasn't, you know, the destination location or the gambling or some of the unbelievable times that I had with some of the Jordan Brand family. But really, it was this meeting that we had each day, which was, you know, this marketing opportunity to kind of talk about what that next year's worth of sneaker drops would be. The analytics around it, the storytelling around it, and the ultimate goal of the business and the brand, which during my time there was to become an international, a global luxury brand. And I just got deep into, you know, my love for limited edition products. I was already a sneaker collector, obviously, through that. Watches, classic cars, a little bit of art was always deep into that limited edition world. And, you know, that led me to start a business that could help brands like Brand Jordan alongside some creators. So athletes, musicians, artists who focus in on these limited edition products and are looking to tell the story through that good to help them access that lifetime value. And blockchain was the best way to do so. We believe in a world that in order to have a connection back to the original creator, but still the true ownership of an asset, blockchain has been the best resource to do so. Where once again, that contract can take you back to the original brand, original creator of the piece, while the ownership of that digital asset still allows you to own it freely in a decentralized way. Now we're at today is just like most, eliminating all of that brand image that crypto and blockchain created, taking all of that and making it more of infrastructure and that, you know, front facing marketing and branding. And selling an authentication cloud, a way for brands that focus on those limited edition creations for them to come in, build the digital ID for their good and ultimately create, you know, services and experiences for that product after that point of retail. Or today, typically that's where they, you know, say goodbye to their customers and try to funnel them back over to some sort of a loyalty program in their email. And now we're able to, you know, keep those creators connected to those customers through the physical product itself. Owning that good is your enablement to the services and engagement. And Jorge, I would love to sort of think through the birth of Marathon Clothing and also what it meant to start a brand with someone who was such an integral member of the hip hop community and what Nipsey was doing and really what he represented. And then, you know, sadly to lose him, but still really, I think, bring his ethos alive through the brand itself. So maybe you can give us like the genesis story of Marathon and then in addition, how you and DK got together and what you're working on. Sure. I'd be remiss not to paint the picture of Cranshan Slauson and what it means to LA and what it means to street culture in South Central Pacific. To me, it's like the epicenter of like the hustler, you know, like in every corner of the intersection, you see people selling something, you know, you see people selling bean pies, you see people selling T-shirts, you know, if there's a political race. And when it was President Obama running for his seat, you know, you see several different products bearing President Obama's image. There's people selling CDs on the intersection. I mean, everything under the sun, you can imagine you'll see something on Cranshan Slauson. So that having been the intersection of really where the brand was birthed and the two people that were actually Nipsey, his story starts right down Cranshan Slauson, you know, selling his music out of the trunk of his car. And so that was the first prong of the brand, which was the music, which was the seed, you know, that was planted early on, you know, that bare fruit later down the road. Then from his older brother's side, Black Sam, Black Sam and another founder of our company, Fats, Stephen Donaldson, both Sam and Fats used to pull out a fold out table and sell blank T-shirts on the intersection and socks and different items, you know, daily essentials. And would constantly get harassed by the police because police is like, hey, man, why don't you guys get a storefront? Why don't you get this? And of course, those things are easier said than done. You know, when you don't have any type of startup capital or anything like that, you just have a vision and a hunger and a dream, you know, to do something and do something legitimate at that. Right. From where it's coming from, to be honest. So that said, I mean, the brand literally comes from very humble beginnings from a fold out table, several run ins with the law from setting up shop, you know, in a makeshift setup, so to speak. And as things started to kind of like gear up with Nipsey's music, the music projects were promoted in that same intersection, you know, by Sam and Fats and the team and Adam. And as things started to pick up steam around 2008, Nipsey was gearing up to do his debut album, which at the time was called South Central State of Mind. And the lead single of that project was Hustle in the House. This is exactly at the time when I get the privilege of meeting Nipsey for the first time. In fact, he invites me to the music video set and it was a sign like I had never seen before. I mean, literally every car, bike, motorcycle zooming through that intersection while this music video was filmed is playing something off of one of Nipsey's projects at the time, which was Bullet Tank. I don't know the name, Bali 1 or 2, or the very single for which the music video was being shot. And so one of the centerpieces of that music video from a fashion standpoint was this Royal and Gold Crenshaw Prunet sweater with the Crenshaw brand name in a collegiate script. And so that was worn by the core members of the team in this music video. And when the video gets released, it creates a lot of demand by accident. That wasn't a product that was intentionally being offered, but it was like a lucky mishap, so to speak. And so at the time, Sam, who is like the business engine of the team, like the catalyst for a lot of our business ventures, he was not with us at the time. He was in jail. So he's catching this from jail. He's watching the music video. Everyone is talking about the sweater. And it just so happens, in just sort of weeks or months, he ends up coming back home, rejoins the team, and he's starting to see the demand of all these sweaters. And he's like, all right, well, maybe this is our entry point back into the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson. And so sweaters start to sell, start to pick up some steam, we start to get some money. And then we finally are able to lay roots on at 3420 West Slauson, which is the property now owned by Nipsey's Children. And so Slauson Tees has opened up. And that's the first place where we, again, we have our first break and mortar. This is around 2009, 2007, 2008, 2009. And then Slauson Ave. We move over to a larger store within the plaza, larger space, retail space, and that becomes Slauson Ave. And then formally, 2010, Nipsey drops a project called the Marathon Music. And that's the first time that people see the Marathon brand formally from us. Then 2011, Nipsey drops a project called TMC, which stands for the Marathon Continues. And around this time, we're dropping these Crenshaw crew necks virtually in every color imaginable because we're seeing a lot of success with them. Coming in t-shirts, pullover hoodies, crew neck sweaters, shorts. We hadn't really expanded on our product offerings, but that was like our bread and butter. I mean, for parallels to the East Coast, that was like our I love New York shirt. We knew that that was our hitter. And so around 2012, 2013, our gears started turning like, hey, we have to formalize this brand and give it a proper name. Because right now, people are confusing, thinking that the brand's name is Crenshaw Clothing. And we know that, albeit that that's one of our best sellers, there has to be an identity that more people can attach themselves to. And so it was Fats, Adam, Sam, Nipsey and myself sitting in the studio that we had in downtown L.A., this recording studio. And we're bouncing ideas off one another. Initially, even prior to my involvement, the brand name was said to be called Gramms and Gold Chains. This was probably circa 2006, 2007. And lo and behold, as we're bouncing ideas, of course, the wordsmith of the room, the emcee, Nipsey comes up. He's like, well, we already have a name. It's, you know, TMC, the Marathon Clothing. That seems like pretty self-explanatory. And, you know, it's so obvious now at the time, you know, we couldn't really put our finger on it. And Nipsey, you know, with his genius, set us on track to formalize the brand Marathon Clothing. And ever since then, you know, we've been off and running. I love that story, Jorge. I think it's so amazing and so powerful. And it sounds like you really have carried the spirit of Nipsey through the brand. How do you make that happen? How do you embody his spirit, even though he's no longer with us sort of physically? I mean, just hearing your story, it seems like it's something that you think about a lot. And you really, you know, have his core to the brand. Yeah. I mean, everybody was with Nipsey virtually every step of the way as his brand was being birthed and was being owned. And I think, you know, Nipsey was such a visionary that he didn't think a week or two weeks ahead or a month ahead. He thought about years, in some instances, decades ahead. You know, like he was one of a kind in the sense that he wrote everything down, you know, like on paper. He would have notebooks and journals filled with these plans. You know, everything down from future visions for future products to even stores and locations and how we would execute the vision for these stores. So those things are kind of like our North guiding stars and pushing the brand forward. And then because we all have had such close interaction with Nipsey, you know, we also think in our head, like, what would Nipsey do? And think of different scenarios that have set precedents, you know, for like the trajectory of the brand and things that Nipsey was comfortable with and things that Nipsey wasn't always too hot about. I'll give you an example. The idea of products bearing Nipsey's likeness in life, he was never very excited about those ideas, you know, because he felt like those things were, you know, kind of corny. Granted, there are very few opportunities where that might make sense, you know, to pay homage and pay tribute. But he always wanted the front runner of the brand to be something that's self-standing, and that's the marathon. And so that was very important for us. Another thing is a mantra that we carry that Nipsey taught us, which was brand over business. And so I think oftentimes what happens with brands is that as you start to pick up steam, brands become overzealous, you know, as opportunities come knocking left to right. And sometimes you start to water down your brand by just putting out everything and anything under the sun in order to monetize it, thinking that this is just a singular moment in which your brand will be able to capitalize on opportunities. And so for us, you know, for Nipsey's direction, it was always important to really evaluate opportunities and make sure that these things were in alignment with what we feel comfortable with and what we represent. And so all of those things combined, you know, I think direct, you know, a lot of the decisions that we make, you know, we try very carefully and make sure that we don't do things that just are completely off brand and are goofy or corny or nothing like that. Because aside from the legacy, you know, that we have to protect and, you know, and raise, we also have several other constituents, you know, within the family that we have to be conscious of. Like, this is a collective effort and it's a representative of something much bigger than just us. So I want to jump on something you said, Jorge and Deshaun, you were telling us before we got started about this, because you mentioned that, you know, he was sort of thinking often in the future and how he was developing his business strategy. So DK, you were telling me the story of his Proud to Pay mixtape and what that did for you and thinking about the idea of kind of collectible and digital assets. So do you want to tell us that story and how it was so influential for you? I won't go too far into the specifics being that, you know, JP was right there actually doing everything I'm getting ready to say. But I will say, you know, as Avery with your last question of like, you know, being able to continue to live out his legacy and, you know, keep them true. I'm admittedly I didn't know. You know, I knew the mainstream songs that came on the radio. I knew of him. I knew that there was a powerful legacy. I knew that there's, you know, from where I grew up, for you to go where somebody else's hood on your T-shirt just seems just like so off. So clearly there's something there that has people from Toledo, Ohio, wearing Crenshaw on their shirt not being from Crenshaw. But now that I've dove as deep as I am into the brand and into the legacy, I mean, naturally, just wait until your guys's algorithm to you guys say Nipsey so much waiting to see some of the stuff that comes across. Your feed here shortly. It's unbelievable with what he was saying then and where we are now. You know, like a lot of his his hottest stuff when he became the household name and started to gain the recognition that he had later. Those concepts that he had that he was forward thinking on are just now coming into fruition. He goes to Followcoin out in France and talks about crypto, you know, in 2017 and gets deep into the value of crypto and starts to talk about how everything that can go digital will go digital. Because in a world of abundance and prices that go down, you're always going to find a digital way to do it for a cheaper price. So he developed this concept, Proud to Pay, where in 2013, he rolls out the Crenshaw mixtape and decides that every mixtape digitally will be free. You'll get a free digital download on your own. You can have it. It's yours. But for those who really want to prove that they rock with me, those who really want to show that they're proud to pay. Here's a thousand physical copies. We're going to go throw this pop up shop and you know, you can come over and purchase it. Paul is there and passes JP. You're at the pop up shop. So where exactly was that again? Sure. The pop up shop was in the Fairfax district of L.A. So the Melrose Fairfax area between La Brea, Melrose and Beverly. But I just kind of want to go through a quick timeline of the sequence of events, because I think to the point DK is making, it's like a lot of things, like a lot of breadcrumbs that led to Proud to Pay. So choose my cheat sheet. But these are the things. So 2003, Nipsey drops a project called **** the Middleman, which is, you know, something that proclaims the idea of direct to consumer and straight out the trunk, you know, selling direct to your consumer. Then you fast forward to October 2013, a week prior to the release of Crenshaw. And there's this really unsavory article written by Complex that highlights, of all things, the 25 most underachieving artists of a certain class of rap artists. And, you know, Nipsey didn't really take well to that, as you would imagine anyone else wouldn't. But Nipsey was very vocal about it to the point that he got an opportunity to speak with the journalists and whoever is listening to this or watching this, you can, by all means, look up the article and see the exchange between Nipsey and said journalist. And in saying all of this, you know, Nipsey got to say his piece on how he feels about the underachieving title, so to speak. And I think, like, one of the main points of that is, like, I don't do my artistry inside of a bubble, you know, like most conventional artists do. Like, I live a real life, not only a real life, like, yeah, I have kids, I have a daughter, which, you know, is a big responsibility as a parent. But I'm from an area, a section of L.A. where there's a lot of real life going on and things that are very unique and specific, you know, to where I'm coming from, that a lot of stuff is very sensitive. And I got to, like, maneuver, you know, over landmines that have been set just by the culture and the area that I live in. And so I think he really drove that point home. Mark Eckel, owner of Complex, catches wind of this and sends the olive branch to Nipsey to have a conversation. And having that conversation, Nipsey and Mark talk about, obviously, the article and then dive into Nipsey's vision of the Marathon clothing and the Marathon store and its expansion. And in that conversation, one of the bookend notes that Mark leaves him with is, like, talking about cryptocurrency and specifically Bitcoin. At this point, from what Nipsey says, this is the first time he's ever heard of Bitcoin. And so, you know, Nipsey was an active learner and it was a sponge. So any time that he came up, you know, he interacted with something that excited him, he got fully engulfed into it and did, you know, his thorough research and followed it. And such was the case here. So Nipsey follows, you know, Bitcoin. A couple of days after that conversation with Mark, he sees a front page story in the LA Times, you know, highlighting this Bitcoin phenomenon and cryptocurrency phenomenon. And from that point on, you know, it was definitely on his radar. So now, October 8th in specific, actually, even in that week leading up to that October 8th release, Nipsey is talking about dropping a mixtape project and selling it for $100. Which, with all honesty, our immediate team was pretty reluctant to the idea because it sounded pretty ambitious, to say the least. And Jorge, just for the audience, I mean, you could buy mixtapes on the streets for $5, $10. I think music has gone through different phases, you know, to an era where music artists that were very talented went multi-platinum, went diamond in some cases. To then, you know, the advent of like Napster and people downloading individual songs one by one and putting together a full CD or a mixtape of sorts. Then to going into like LimeWire, to sites like that, peer-to-peer sharing where you download like full CDs. And then going to torrent sites where you download full discographies. And then later down the road, a guy like Steve Jobs comes in and permits for people to stream and a business model for that. And kind of acts as a buffer between the music industry and consumers. And there's still to be, you know, permits for a rebirth of some type of business music to happen, right? So I'm conscious of that. So Nipsey told us, look, I want to do a thousand limited edition copies, sign a number by me. We'll model it under this brand called Proud to Pay. The Proud to Pay name came up from one of his lyrics in the outro song of TMC, which was a mixtape that was released prior to this in 2011. And he told us, we'll sell the CD for $100, limited edition. We'll offer it through the streaming sites and through our streaming partner at the time, which was Dapiff, which was a popular mixtape site at the time. And we'll also offer it for sale through the conventional streaming outlets for, you know, $9.99. And the model or the tagline of the campaign was always by choice, never by force. And so we roll out this plan relatively last minute. We didn't have like a really necessarily formalized model as to how to sell. It was like a microsite bearing the cover of the mixtape and a PayPal button, you know, to buy an hour and then a drop down menu of how many quantities you wanted to purchase. And so the two tests came the night of the release. We're all sitting in studio with Nipsey. A couple of members of the team are at the store at Marathon Store or at Slauson App Store at the time. You know, crunch on Slauson, some of the team is at the studio and we publish the link live through Twitter and things start to pick up relatively fast, you know, and we start to get excited. We start to see tons of PayPal notifications coming in. And, you know, the team gets excited, start making calls. Register starts ringing. I love it. Yeah, and every time we get both fun a good way, you know, like I knew this was going to work. I told you guys. And of course, we're all, you know, overjoyed by the fact that this is successful. And so that's phase one of that drop, right? Phase two is a pop up shop, you know, in Fairfax, which was an in-person opportunity to celebrate the moment. And phase three was Jay-Z reaching out via Roc Nation to support this effort, you know, to salute it and making a sizable purchase of 100 copies. And that kind of like set a frenzy to this proud to pay concept. And it was something truly remarkable and truly special. Fast forward to January 9th of 2014, up until March 12th of 2014, we do the Crenshaw Tour. Throughout the entire tour, we do our best to set up pop up shops in every respective market, which was actually really special because you get to see a lot of these people that supported their purchase online the day of the release. And, you know, people of all walks of life, people that spending $100 was a lot of money, you know. And in some cases, even the day of the Fairfax pop up shop on October 8th, I recall this kid paying with his credit card and we kept sliding his card several times and it just wouldn't go through. You know, and he seemed pretty embarrassed, as most of us would probably be, you know, when we slide a card and it doesn't go through because we don't have the money or it's demagnetized, right? In his case, you know, he was honest and transparent enough to open up his banking app through his phone and show me that he had $93 and like something cents. So that's to say that someone was literally willing to spend their last dollar to support something that they could have got for free. And that to me is testament to what Nipsey's music and what Nipsey's messaging and branding, you know, represents to a lot of people, you know, here in every corner of the world that we've gotten to, you know, to touch or that we've interacted with. And so that's phase one, obviously you buy the music and sign a number. And part of the promise of Proud to Pay was that it comes with some type of utility, right, which is called an NFT world. And so that utility in this case was like access to exclusive events, exclusive products. So it's a membership club, really. A membership, exactly. So again, this idea came relatively fast, so fast that we didn't have like a formal like business model and plan other than just like a little bit of blind ambition, you know, and the fact that it actually ended up working, you know, we had to play a little bit of catch up. And so we partnered with All Depth Digital for a concert at Bardo in Hollywood, California, on May 3rd of 2014. And all of our Proud to Pay members were invited to a Proud to Pay member only concert, which Nipsey performed in a very intimate environment. I mean, literally no more than that the people that were able to make it of the thousand that purchased maybe about 200 people. Some people were overseas and not just state and stuff like that. KZ didn't send 100 people though, right? No, no, no. But we'll get to this a little bit later down the road. When we get to the NFT conversation, NJZ will receive 100 Proud to Pay NFTs, you know, the deal of the lines. So December 31st, 2014, we formalized the business a little bit better for Proud to Pay with two things. Instead of just simply a PayPal link, we started using Shopify, you know, which allows us to create a more formal customer database. And two, Nipsey partners with Ryan Leslie's company, Disruptive Multimedia, specifically with the SuperPhone app, which allows you to get even further into the customer database and establish an even greater line of communication with the consumers that were supporting, you know, these movements and these different efforts. We did get to see that SuperPhone application in practice in real time, most notably in the pop-up shop we did in Louisville. I remember we went to Louisville for a concert and prior to that, we did these Proud to Pay pop-up shops. And we partnered with a local retail shop like Mom and Pop Shop out in the market. And I don't know how cold it was, it was freezing, it's snowing. And we see this really unassuming line of people, maybe 20, 30 people, you know, which is kind of discouraging. You know, when you go into certain major cities and you see like four or five hundred, six hundred people or a thousand people lined around the block. And then you go into smaller markets that are underserved and you see 20, 30 people. So, you know, the show goes on, we march in, you know, and it turns out that these 20, 30 people were extremely valuable in terms of the commerce that we like to conduct with them. And just as valuable maybe as the four or five hundred people that lined up in major cities for which of those people, just a fraction of those people actually spent some money with us and did some business with us. But one of the people there told us, hey, I bought the mailbox money city for a thousand dollars because that was the release on December 31st of 2014. And so my person tells us, hey, you know, I purchased mailbox money, you know, it really helped me through these hard times. My mom had cancer, she passed away. And she tells us a really, really touching story and it's just like crying. And so sometimes, you know, when you're talking about a thousand dollar mix tape or a hundred dollar purchase, some people will be quick to say that they purchased it, you know, to kind of earn someone's trust. And sure enough, as we leave the pop up shop, we check on the super phone app. You know, now that we have like a formal system, we check for Louisville. We see one person that purchases mailbox money, we call the person. Hey, what's going on? Is this so and so? Yeah. OK, check it out. I got Nipsey on the phone and Nipsey the phone and Nipsey is speaking directly with the person that we just met at the pop up shop. And this is an opportunity to connect, you know, very spontaneously. Hey, you know, we have the concert tonight at set venue. We want to make sure, you know, you come out with us and share the stage with us. Would you be gracious enough to come? Oh, my God, I would love to do that. And she ends up coming to the show. So those are other opportunities, the things that, you know, we did at the time that we kind of like to reinvigorate, you know, with the project that we got going on with one to none. J.P., I just want to kind of recap, because I think there's a lot of moments here that are really important for the kind of larger conversation we're having, which is just the pioneering thinking at a time when it wasn't all native for us. Right. But the idea of one signed limited edition physicals. Right. Which we know and it only has gotten more and more popular. The idea that a physical comes with a free digital complement, which, again, is something we see a lot of right now, which was not seen a lot back in the day. I think the story you're telling us was so important of like the idea that being part of that original membership set, those thousand first people or the mailbox money project, which is probably even smaller, like these people were made to feel even more special through a kind of a membership layer. Like all these things are kind of primitive to the things that we talk about every day in the world that we're in and that you and DK are working on. I'm sure when it comes to the work that you guys are doing together. So I just want to recognize that like a lot of that was very innovative thinking back then, compared to now where everyone can't stop talking about how we're going to create utility, create membership, create loyalty, bring creators closer to fans, all of that kind of stuff. It's really just inspiring to hear that that was happening five, six, ten years ago in the ways that you guys were thinking about it. Definitely, definitely. And just to close with a couple of the items, I mean, I'll run through them. August 2017, Pepsi partners with Follow Point company based in Amsterdam, which allows novice investors to follow more seasoned investors movements, the blockchain and what investments they're making in cryptocurrency and being able to shadow more seasoned investors, being able to invest in those things that they're doing. Following that, a couple months later, November 2017, Nipsey partner with Best, which was a marketplace where content creators could conduct direct to consumer transactions via the blockchain. So I just really want to stress these things because I don't want it to feel like we're new to this. I feel like Nipsey, on behalf of the team, has invested a lot of efforts early on in being part of the early adopters, especially in hip hop music. I know it's really cool now for people to mention cryptocurrency and the blockchain and limited edition of this and limited edition of that. But we took baby steps via Nipsey to really be active participants in this. And something's turning out really well and something's not turning out as well as we imagined, which is kind of the story of something that is new, like cryptocurrency and the blockchain and Web3. There's a lot of trial and error when some people hit the short end of the stick and being early adopters. And we've been part of that.
"august 2017" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"I'm saying quids now every time I meet someone from England. A few of them get used. Go for gypsies. Just go for a wee. A gypsy's kiss is a piss. If you call somebody a berk, you're calling them the C-word, because it's Berkeley Hunt. Okay. Got it. Wow. I'm just dropping a lot of knowledge here. I could do a whole podcast about it. If you want a whistle, a whistle is a suit. Okay. Whistle and flute, a suit. I had a cheap whistle last time I was here. You did. The YouTube commenter has told me about it. Yeah, but now you've not got it on. I think your business might be screwed. I don't know. See? Never read YouTube comments. I saw SBF in a suit. It did not. It was not good. I was like, oh, this is a bad idea. Bad strat. Bad strat. He's going to end up with a Nobel Prize. Geez. So, yeah, I guess the FTX stuff was happening around the last time all this... Miners were kind of unraveling this time last year. It was around... FTX was kind of... It was rough here last year. I wonder if there was no FTX, no BlockFi, no Celsius, no Luna, no three hours capital. Anyone else have missed? There's a lot of downwards. I wonder how we would have done. I think Genesis just stopped operations. Yeah, Genesis. My first day on this job was the Luna crash. I wonder... My only assumption is that we would have gone higher, still come down, but come down to a higher point because we came down from higher. Wait, you think we would have gone higher? I think we would... No, that leverage definitely drove... That leverage definitely drove price up. Even though they didn't own any Bitcoin, they weren't actually buying any Bitcoin. I think that drove... I think that drove... I think the froth in the market drove that up, yeah. Interesting. But you had to be a catalyst. But we would have definitely seen a higher floor, probably, if there was not that much leverage. But that's just the way the world works. That's how humanity has operated since... for 5,000 years. Well, I mean, you can't have a chart that looks like a hockey stick and expect it to continue. To continue. Unless it's Luxo as firmware installs. Exactly. Just kidding. So what's your feeling for next year? Well, I'm kind of in line with a lot of the, you know, a lot of the PubCo miners right now have been pretty avid, you know, they've been pretty adamant about it being a very bearish year, very tough year, very tough year for miners. And I share that. I share that. But I do think there are glimmers of hope. I think there are definitely places where miners that are thinking now, putting together these types of hedging strategies, squeezing out the extra efficiency, like, you know, Luxo OS is something that we've been pushing a lot recently. It's a... Grilling smartly too. What is Luxo OS? It's a firmware that goes on the mining machine. So that's basically the software that goes on the device, kind of like jailbreaking your iPhone. Okay. It unlocks a bunch of features and can improve performance and things like that, that you don't get with stock firmware. And so we've been spending a lot of time developing that. And that has been going gangbusters. I was actually just checking my phone. One of the co-founders, Guzman, is in Prague, and he's been installing for the last 12 hours for customers. So are you bear market resistant then? We always have. I mean, we have been. We've made it through the... We were built during the first bear market. Sorry, the previous bear market. We were founded in August of 2017, which is kind of the beginning of the run. What were we, about 4,000 at that point? Even lower, maybe. Maybe lower. We were founded around that time. What's that? Yeah, August 2017. But at that time, it was just me and Eddie kind of building an altcoin pool as a hobby. And so got to watch 2018 effectively from the sidelines, because we weren't really a company at that time. And then we're like, well, we should really build this thing into a company and then got to basically ride that thing all the way down to 2020. When we started, we hired our first people in the end of 2020, outside of the founders. How many people do you know? 61? 55. What's that? 55. That's based on the org. There are people we don't put on there. I bet. They're secret. They're our secret weapons. They don't go on. So we have a... That's impressive. Our org chart is public. You can just go to the org.com and look at LuxorTech's org chart, but there are a few people that we don't put on there. Did you get the price? Well, for the whole of August, it was between two and a half and four and a half.
"august 2017" Discussed on Crypto Voices
"All right, everybody, welcome, welcome here to Show 156. Matthew Maginskas, your host here from Northeastern Europe, joined by my co-host here, Michel Quito Miner from Nautil in Paris, their relatively new offices, right, Michel, how are you doing? Hey, what's up? Yeah, two weeks old offices. Nice, congrats. And in a exquisite office slash studio with a view, as you can see, dear viewer, if you're watching this feed, we have Henrik Skogström from Norway, founder and CEO of LN Capital. Henrik, thanks a lot for joining and welcome. Thank you for having me. You know, undisclosed location, perhaps, where you are, or people can figure it out? I think people can figure it out. But yeah, the view seems unreal, even in real life back here. I can imagine. So it's great to meet you in Prague during BCC Prague, we actually shared a taxi back to the old town. And I guess I'll just tongue in cheek ask you the same question that I asked you before when I heard LN Capital, you know, how big is your fund? What are you guys raising for? Yeah, yeah, I got that a lot. Tell us a little bit about LN Capital and what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we're not a VC fund. We don't invest in startups. We're building, we're a startup ourselves. And also, it's part of the reason why we're switching name from LN Capital to Torque. So this is, it's been a common problem. But what we do is... This is one of the last times you'll be known as coming from LN Capital. Yeah. But yeah, we build node management software, but for really large nodes and really large companies. So if they have, they usually have multiple nodes, they have thousands of channels, and they have thousands and thousands of payments happening every day. At that point, you need a really scalable solution and not just anything you find online. So companies until this point has mostly built soft their own because of out of necessity. So we're coming in and providing software they need instead of them having to spend time on that, which their customers don't really care about. Yeah. So Torque is the software, the platform. You know, big question always these days, open source, closed source, some sort of mixture. How is your setup look? So right now, Torque is closed source. And we have a different project that's not really LN Capital or Torque that is called Scaling Lightning. We can talk about that as well a bit later. But yeah, we're closed source. Managing channels, capacity, node management, routing, all of that stuff's, you know, depending on how much in the weeds we want to go. And we can during this episode. But yeah, who exactly is your product for? So yeah, we're, as I said, for large companies, for example, could be Ibex, for example, where they have multiple nodes. They have a lot of channels and high volume of payments going on. At that point, the problem isn't really about having it, about liquidity. It's about managing the shared chaos it is if you don't have a tool. So this is really hard to do when the volume grows and the number of channels and the amount of activity grows. So typically, a company spends a ton of resources building tools to manage, to see what's going on and be able to prevent something going wrong. So yeah, we're here to deliver that for them. And how long have you been working for building this? So we started building about one and a half year ago. And we're now getting, we just launched our version one, and we're starting to really pick up speed and features are really piling on here. Yeah, I mean, it's amazing what everybody's doing. I remember quite well the tension as August 2017 was coming and SegWit was becoming activated. And the growth exploded originally, I remember. A couple of years ago, it seemed like lightning, not the development because that's not my gig, but it almost seemed like there was maybe a little bit of centralization or a little bit of less active usage of lightning. And I thought with the kind of price explosion that happened in 2021, there would be even more usage. And I'm certainly a proponent of lightning. I think it's going to be great. But anybody who's developing on lightning right now, to me, it just seems like you're super forward thinking. You definitely can see around corners because I think a lot of individual Bitcoin users, they're just not familiar with it. What do you feel about that assessment? Do you think I'm way off the mark there? Are we sort of behind schedule? Are we on schedule? Just sort of big picture with lightning. So in my opinion, I think it's sort of developing in phases. It's also that initial jump and then flat for a while and jumps up in total capacity again. And I think this is not necessarily something where Bitcoiners need to be super engaged, need to have all that hype around it because it's a technology that just works. It has a function. So it could be as well that I think most users in the future are not going to know that they're using lightning. So it's a transport layer. So my hope is that it gets simplified to a very high degree. But of course, it is very important to have that choice. You have that escape action. You can always as easily as possible run your own lightning node. So for example, solutions like Breeze, a ton of these other self-custodial or semi-self-custodial solutions that help users stay in control but still have that convenience is super important. I think this just keeps developing. And I think you shouldn't underestimate the sort of these breaking points where the technology reaches these points where it just kicks off and it's easy enough for everybody to just take off and use lightning. We have another one of those good solutions right here. My co-host, Kito, I don't know if you want to jump in at this point with what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we are self-custodying lightning in the old-fashioned way, meaning people run the lightning node on their physical hardware and then remote to it through Zappos or any other mobile app that they can use or RTO, web frontends, whatever. I wanted to ask you, so you aim at really large operators and it seems to me that except for WebView 1, they are all running LND right now. So what implementations are you compatible with? So we support LND and CLN so far. We're going to add LDK.
A highlight from CV156: Henrik Skogstrm - Torq
"All right, everybody, welcome, welcome here to Show 156. Matthew Maginskas, your host here from Northeastern Europe, joined by my co -host here, Michel Quito Miner from Nautil in Paris, their relatively new offices, right, Michel, how are you doing? Hey, what's up? Yeah, two weeks old offices. Nice, congrats. And in a exquisite office slash studio with a view, as you can see, dear viewer, if you're watching this feed, we have Henrik Skogström from Norway, founder and CEO of LN Capital. Henrik, thanks a lot for joining and welcome. Thank you for having me. You know, undisclosed location, perhaps, where you are, or people can figure it out? I think people can figure it out. But yeah, the view seems unreal, even in real life back here. imagine. I can So it's great to meet you in Prague during BCC Prague, we actually shared a taxi back to the old town. And I guess I'll just tongue in cheek ask you the same question that I asked you before when I heard LN Capital, you know, how big is your fund? What are you guys raising for? Yeah, yeah, I got that a lot. Tell us a little bit about LN Capital and what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we're not a VC fund. We don't invest in startups. We're building, we're a startup ourselves. And also, it's part of the reason why we're switching name from LN Capital to Torque. So this is, it's been a common problem. But what we do is... This is one of the last times you'll be known as coming from LN Capital. Yeah. But yeah, we build node management software, but for really large nodes and really large companies. So if they have, they usually have multiple nodes, they have thousands of channels, and they have thousands and thousands of payments happening every day. At that point, you need a really scalable solution and not just anything you find online. So companies until this point has mostly built soft their own because of out of necessity. So we're coming in and providing software they need instead of them having to spend time on that, which their customers don't really care about. Yeah. So Torque is the software, the platform. You know, big question always these days, open source, closed source, some sort of mixture. How is your setup look? So right now, Torque is closed source. And we have a different project that's not really LN Capital or Torque that is called Scaling Lightning. We can talk about that as well a bit later. But yeah, we're closed source. Managing channels, capacity, node management, routing, all of that stuff's, you know, depending on how much in the weeds we want to go. And we can during this episode. But yeah, who exactly is your product for? So yeah, we're, as I said, for large companies, for example, could be Ibex, for example, where they have multiple nodes. They have a lot of channels and high volume of payments going on. At that point, the problem isn't really about having it, about liquidity. It's about managing the shared chaos it is if you don't have a tool. So this is really hard to do when the volume grows and the number of channels and the amount of activity grows. So typically, a company spends a ton of resources building tools to manage, to see what's going on and be able to prevent something going wrong. So yeah, we're here to deliver that for them. And how long have you been working for building this? So we started building about one and a half year ago. And we're now getting, we just launched our version one, and we're starting to really pick up speed and features are really piling on here. Yeah, I mean, it's amazing what everybody's doing. I remember quite well the tension as August 2017 was coming and SegWit was becoming activated. And growth the exploded originally, I remember. A couple of years ago, it seemed like lightning, not the development because that's not my gig, but it almost seemed like there was maybe a little bit of centralization or a little bit of less active usage of lightning. And I thought with the kind of price explosion that happened in 2021, there would be even more usage. And I'm certainly a proponent of lightning. I think it's going to be great. But anybody who's developing on lightning right now, to me, it just seems like you're super forward thinking. You definitely can see around corners because I think a lot of individual Bitcoin users, they're just not familiar with it. What do you feel about that assessment? Do you think I'm way off the mark there? Are we sort of behind schedule? Are we on schedule? Just sort of big picture with lightning. So in my opinion, I think it's sort of developing in phases. It's also that initial jump and then flat for a while and jumps up in total capacity again. And I think this is not necessarily something where Bitcoiners need to be super engaged, need to have all that hype around it because it's a technology that just works. It has a function. So it could be as well that I think most users in the future are not going to know that they're using lightning. So it's a transport layer. So my hope is that it gets simplified to a very high degree. But of course, it is very important to have that choice. You have that escape action. You can always as easily as possible run your own lightning node. So for example, solutions like Breeze, a ton of these other self -custodial or semi -self -custodial solutions that help users stay in control but still have that convenience is super important. I think this just keeps developing. And I think you shouldn't underestimate the sort of these breaking points where the technology reaches these points where it just kicks off and it's easy enough for everybody to just take off and use lightning. We have another one of those good solutions right here. My co -host, Kito, I don't know if you want to jump in at this point with what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we are self -custodying lightning in the old -fashioned way, meaning people run the lightning node on their physical hardware and then remote to it through Zappos or any other mobile app that they can use or RTO, web frontends, whatever. I wanted to ask you, so you aim at really large operators and it seems to me that except for WebView 1, they are all running LND right now. So what implementations are you compatible with? So we support LND and CLN so far. We're going to add LDK.
Texas shooter's 'RWDS' patch linked to far-right extremists
"Authorities have not said what they believe might have motivated a man to shoot and kill 8 people at a Dallas area mall over the weekend, but one police official suggests that the shooter may have embraced the views of far right extremists. An official who wants to remain anonymous tells The Associated Press that social media accounts believed to have been used by 33 year old Mauricio Garcia appeared to have expressed an interest in white supremacist and neo Nazi views, Garcia was wearing a patch that read R wds short for right wing death squad. It's a phrase that has been embraced in recent years by far right extremists who glorify violence against their political enemies, one group that has adopted the term is the Proud Boys, smaller groups that participated in the white nationalist unite the right rally in Charlottesville Virginia in August 2017 were named right-wing death squad, Garcia, who opened fire at the mall on Saturday, was killed by a police officer. I'm Donna water
"august 2017" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"To making several simultaneously and expanding beyond the borders of Finland to a second location in Stockholm, Sweden. We embarked on a mission to refine our visual identity. We haven't updated our logo in more than 20 years. That is until now. Create a new logo and a refreshed visual identity for remedy was an emotional journey like anything to do with art for a long time remedy followers. You surely know how vital artistic direction is for us, not just in our games, but from the standpoint of power studio identity looks, not to mention our hoodies. But these are always very important. As a game development studio, we've come a long way since 1995 when we got our start, remedy is constantly evolving. The bullet in the letter R in the old logo represented the era of max Payne. But the remedy of now is so much bigger than a single game. We have a whole portfolio of games new and old. It was a time, it was time to update and redefine our visual identity to bring more consistency, showcase our evolution over the years, and better express our vision of today's remedy. There are many logo means a lot to us, but we know it also means a lot to you. Like the games we create at remedy, we approach this process with great care, consideration, and a lot of passion. We want to create memorable worlds, stories, and characters for you to explore experience through our games. We wanted our new logo to reflect how we constantly evolve and continue creating exciting games with the very best people. However, it's still one remedy where courageous creativity thrives. We hope you like the new look. Pear, can you bring up the old remedy logo? If you get a chance, because I did not, I never noticed the bullet that's in the R of the old room. I didn't either. Yeah, I mean, looking at it, it's easy to miss. But when you focus in, it's like, oh yeah, no, that's very, very obviously a bullet that's in there, that I would not have it makes sense for remedy, 'cause max Payne, but I never connected that. And so I understand why they're like, yo, let's evolve, because we're as a studio, we're going to make different types of games, right? We don't want to only be known for shooters, even though I think they've only made shooters. And they've only enough shooters. But hey, it is what it is. But yeah, I'm down for a logo change. Yeah, this is the old remedy logo, which is right there. Yeah, it's so obvious that I did not. It's so obvious, but I was just like, oh, yeah, this is I thought it was a butt plug. I can see that too. I mean, I feel like I'd be kind of rough in terms of the shaping for the butt plug. Mainly the first, maybe do you? Where did I say butt plug? What color do you think? Purple. It's purple. Can you pull up the new one again? Please. I don't get excited about modern logos anymore. You don't? Yeah. I love logo redesigns, man. I'm a big logo boy, me and Andy talk about it all the time. I update. I like what was general, but I think the modern minimalist, it just doesn't do much for me. I want more character to it. I love all types of like arkana graphy and all this stuff. So I'm always a big fan of this. I am also a fan of how awkward it is to explain. I'll go choices. It's like, it's impossible to do without sounding like a pretentious asshole. But also good for you. Fucking own it. Care about this shit. People need to care more about their branding and their identities, because there's so much about who they are. So good for y'all. Care about this shit. Is it a little weird to say? Yeah. But it ends with a dope looking logo. I like this for them. I think it's like a fun, fun look at the type of games that they're making nowadays. Yeah. For audio listeners, the remedy logo, the new one is basically like a flat. It looks like a regular flat capital capitalized R but then like 80%, 80% through, they're all like, let's try again. And then there's half one. And then they're like, no, fuck it. Let's try the third time. And there's like a third of an R I think it's evolving. That might be just an audio listener that hasn't seen the logo. To take what blessing just said and just follow his instructions. Let's see what you make. Yeah. Tweeted at us. Yeah, draw that without looking at the logo and let it show it to us because I really want to know if I nailed it. I did not nail it. I know. Story number 5, cliff bleszinski says stay tuned for lawbreakers news. This comes from Jordan Midler at the GC shown to VGC. The ones over there absolutely crushing the game. Such a great resource for news. And I think they just do a really good job of getting things done. My number one news source. I can not rely on them for having stuff timely, having stuff well written, and also having stuff that other people aren't covering. They give me all the minute good pieces and news that I need for the show. Veteran video game designer cliff bleszinski has said fans should stay tuned for news on lawbreakers. Bleszinski tweeted on Thursday that he'd received a text from his lawyer about the game. Got a text from my lawyer about lawbreakers, stay tuned. It sounds like a threat. Yeah. Developed by the now defunct developer boss key productions directed by bleszinski lawbreakers was released in August 2017 to positive reviews. The game would shut down just one year later, however, citing a low player account as the main issue. Talk to his lawyer. This is what I was saying. His article just mentions the positive reviews. I'm going to throw my own critique in there too. Not critique. But my own endorsement in there. There's a lawbreaker is pretty fun time. Yeah. Pretty fun time. So this news here, which is, we'll see. This could be literally anything. Would you be excited about lawbreakers getting a second shake? Yeah, I think I would be. What would it need to do for you to be like, hey, that was worth it. I think what lawbreaker trolley struggled
"august 2017" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"And a police have some mouth full names. Their nims are very full very difficult to put another try and play around them. And a Polish national team can be described by the white and red. That's what we're going to know the extremely difficult. And they will be led by chess Lao Michigan. As the headcount. Captain of course, Robert Lewandowski and he holds the Musk into 132 games and top scorer with 76 goals. Their currency for ranking is a 26 as of August this year. I have ever rankin that was 5th position August 2017 and the lowest ever was 78,000 in 2013 November. And work up here on season 8 times 1519 38. Best workup resource was a third place finish in 1974 and 1982. You know we're better unless we got some players who will be doing the duel for the Polish national team. The most definitely can have Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski. Camille glick plays for Ben avenger in the Italian Syria. He's a goalkeeper. Mathieu's click lich united Sebastian mansky plays a final in the debt every day. And Nicole has a place where he has remained Italian Syria akari melik event juice. Glass in the English championship. Jeff massier reboots Moscow in Russia, so this is the nice appearance at the FIFA World Cup. It might be you better be just okay. And India World Cup in 1938 the score of 5 times considering 6 goals in a 74 World Cup, this scored 16 goals considering 5 of them and on the 78 World Cup is got 6 goals considered 6 times. In 1982 World Cup is called a good consider three times and 86 woke up. It saw the most scoring just once and considering 7 times that was a poor performance in the World Cup in 86. And in 2002 this got three times considering 7 2006 this was just twice considering four times in May 2018 this court just two goals considering 5 goals. Nadia a's woke up appearances they have scored 43 goals and considering 43 times.
"august 2017" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
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"august 2017" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A key U S priority. Was before the assassination of a few days ago continues to be sake said the US remains engaged with international partners to support the Haitian people. All tropical storm warnings are now canceled, but Elsa is still causing problems for residents of the East Coast. Post tropical cyclone dropped heavy rain that resulted in flooding in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston on Friday. Georgia police say an arrest has been made in the triple murder involving a golf pro. Sarah Bartlett has that story. Cobb County Police have arrested 23 year old Brian Anthony wrote in on three counts of murder in connection to the killings of golf pro Jean Sylar and two other men. On July 3rd. Sylar was found shot in the head on the 10th Hole of the Kennesaw golf Course. The bodies of the two men were found in a nearby pit. Up truck. Police have not released a motive but say they believe Sylar was murdered because he was a witness to a crime scene. I'm Sarah Bartlett. More than 400,000 GM pickup trucks are being told to pull over because of faulty airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall impacts 2015 and 2016, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra models. Seems on the roof rail air bags, inflators can fail and send parts around the cab. I'm Brian shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, will remove two Confederate statues. Tomorrow, The Robert E. Lee statue will come down and so will the statue of Thomas Stonewall Jackson. The least statue will come down more than five years after the City Council got a petition seeking its removal. Charlottesville is the city where the deadly unite the right rally took place in August. 2017 a man drove his car into the crowd during the event This past June was the hottest June on record. Reporter Rory O. Neill looks at the numbers. How hot.
"august 2017" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Willie Mays? Yes. Who's born with it? Why wasn't enough? Beat what? I seven's bone. I told you that every time we come to the game, we gotta talk about the next time. I'm gonna sit in the grandstand. Hey, fellas, What's your name, sir? Who say Well, it say Hey, save waiting. Get out the booth, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, too. Different people. They played different positions. One's dead one's alive there. There's some, there's some differences. Hey, but Nancy Robson dirt on it got back in the game. Now. Yesterday. I was asked about Illegal immigration and caller said, Well, what is it about illegal immigration? Why are Democrats okay with this? You think they wouldn't Now you guys know our youth left wing sources whenever I can, whenever he could make make an argument. It's much more persuasive that way for people that Trust anything that's conservative. Is a guy named Peter Beinhart. He's a liberal columnist for a left wing publication called the Atlantic. He also written for Time magazine, which is left wing New York Times, of course, which is left wing. He's not a hack. He's not like Paul Krugman, who's changes position on debt and deficit. If the Democrats in office didn't deficits, Okay, Republican, this is horrible. It's called a hack. This guy Peter Beinhart is not heck, I don't agree with him on many issues. He's not hack. He wrote this in August, 2017. In the Atlantic. How Democrats lost their way on immigration. Here's what he wrote quote. In 2006. Liberal columnists wrote. Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants and that the fiscal burden of low wage immigrants is also pretty clear his conclusion we need to reduce the flow of low skilled immigrants. That same year. Peter Barnhart being Peter Beinhart writes. That same year, a Democrat senator wrote. When I see Mexican flags waved at pro immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I'm forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration. Liberal columnists that wrote that immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who have to compete with immigrants. Is none other than Paul Krugman, the left wing economist that I just not mentioned who switches his position on debt and deficit, depending upon whether Democrat or Republican is in office. The senator that said, when I see Mexican flags waved and when I have to use the translator, communicate with the guy fixing my car that senator with Barack Obama, he writes. He then talks about why the Democrats switched their position, which is what the gentleman asked me yesterday, and here's what buying Heart wrote quote. A larger explanation is political between 2008 and 2016. Democrats became Maurin more confident that the country's growing Latino population Gave a party and electoral edge. You read that again? Very naked. Very honest. Between 2008 and 2016 writes this left wing liberal columnist for the Atlantic. No, that's redundant. A larger explanation is political between 2008 and 2016. Democrats became Maura and more confident that the country's growing Latino population gave the party and electoral edge. Win the presidency. Democrats convince themselves they didn't need to reassure white people skeptical of immigration so long as they turned out their Latino base. End of quote. Now, how do you get more blatant than that? Did a 1 80 because they thought it would help them politically. Huh? Nothing to do with helping the country. He used to make the same arguments that we make. Put down with pressure on the wages of unskilled people. They come they compete for jobs. This portion it of the disproportionate number of them are on public assistance. They said the same thing. Peter Beinhart is admitting that they switched positions because of power. Gave them more power. Not more power to do the right things more power. Now. Mentioned Krugman. I've called him a hack. During the Bush years. He called Deficit quote comparable to the worst we've ever seen in this country, close quote. The deficit. With 413 billion Called the Bush tax cuts irresponsible, a major contributor. I need to get our fiscal house in order. Obama gets in. Quote we must guard against deficit hysteria, he wrote. These days, it's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a news program without encountering stern warnings about the federal budget deficit. Anyone want to say it's not that big of a deal. Even though the projected deficit with far bigger And it was under George W. Bush when he went BMW about the bet debt and deficit that's called a hack now. I want to tell you about what I said about Donald Trump's infrastructure investment. What I said about Rock Obama when you want to do the same thing, except I didn't call it infrastructure investment. Pork is pork is pork, no matter who's pushing it. Because the great older ski It's not a hack. Triple 8971 s a G Triple 89717243 Do not leave town. We do not have time for this kind of fillings..
"august 2017" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Or sex, especially in that in that baritone. That's the reason I even got this job. So there does. Esso is, I'd like to say that. You know, we're in organization. We trying to tip our hat to magic, right? Which is, you know they nickname for Birmingham. I was like, how do we market? Uh, this is city help position it as like this emerging tech, right, Because if you look at a lot of the cities that are really coming into their own around that space, they are leaning into who they are their identity. Their super authentic right. Like so you think about the Austin's of their land is the nationals of the war. All right, like they're leading with culture and the intact kind of follows, right And so is like, If we can make sure folks understand that Burma hands like this cool, thriving, booming place right now, it'll be easier for a lot of stuff, including tact of the follow that right, So we also wanna make sure that we're growing the ecosystem. And so you know, we'll we'll partner with folks like Alabama future funds and Birmingham bound and know how do we get companies here is kind of like the short term player like we've got to make sure that people are moving to Burma hand the companies and the talent, but we also have the Other part of that won't we got great people right here in our own backyard. Right. So how do we make sure whether they're kids? Well, they're adults that they have the pathways to have a career in technology. Maybe they're not coding right? But there's Mark Tech and how it intersects with market and there's health care taker. I mean, like every business is a tech business to some degree, right. Thank you. You're not. You're going to get disrupted by technology. It's just a matter of time. You know, So it was like to the degree that we can make sure folks have ah, clear understanding of what it is that they can do that. Lines with their passionate interest. We're going to do that, obviously one of the greatest like guess examples of that would be the education farm that pharmacist organization now led by women. Jackson used to be at the B B A And when we engage without all around that the idea was well, How do we like totally transformed Traditional technology education, Right? What? What do we need to do to lean in? And I think Birmingham came up with an amazing model that really you don't see in a lot of cities like that. We just I'm gonna harp on this for a while because of how important it is for a total alignment, Right? So ships sold to target command headquarters here December 2017 Mayor Randall What friend? I think the election was August 2017, probably a month, a couple before. That you have the selection of Dr Lisa Herring, who was the superintendent at the time. They had a lot of the traditional folks who, you know, power brokers in their own right. Who all said we got to do something. We gotta do something different. Got to do something big and the half all of that, at the same time culminated an apple making a significant investment here. Uh, also is e mean massive, right? Like they don't do that. They don't do that. Right? And then Tim Cook to come down here for him. That was a pretty big deal. Dramatic fact it was a rare was almost a year ago. To this day, I escape Route 27th last year, so right before the world went on, punishment way got put into detention. We broke We really broke the world. So s so you know, so that we want to do right. Make sure that we're growing the talent here, But there were also being aggressive and creative and bringing companies and talent from outside the region, Then the last thing is really just about creating that community and giving folks an opportunity. To come together bill, meaningful relationships, whether they want to, you know, advance in their career. Maybe they started their own business, and they're just kind of need help. Or it could just be bringing the entire city region together. Another conference celebrating our wins and saying to the world, this is Birmingham. This is what we're doing. I think one of the awesome uh, memories that I have was back in manufacture before I even joined the organization. Gary Vaynerchuk was one of the speakers. That's lost seven. Yeah, right conference we put on with our buddies over a telegraph. And you know everybody's asking today. Well, how does Birmingham get on what we need to do, Right? We see all these other cities names like you just got to, like, support the ecosystem. Get that win and ensure that after that shit happened, right? And so I was like, Okay, that was like our flag and ground and made a lot of other folks take notice. Rise of the rest with Steve Case, a wealth fame. He came down. Ah, lot of stuff happened from the That moment. So s our job is really just a kind of service. The voice of the ecosystem, you know, Make sure that we're champion Birmingham. We're connecting Birmingham and hopefully we're making this is Aziz. Robust and inclusive as possible s. Oh, that's that's the gold, And that's what the organization is. Yeah, you know, it's interesting that like You just said all that writes kind of e can kind of coral it. It's like an escrow account, like I just want to know what my mind my explanation. But like I said, all I said, Everybody's like everybody's heard. That probably had, Okay. I didn't know that's how taxes worked. Most people probably think that business is just randomly select. Cities or low Calisto headquarters, or or invest in based off like you know, are cheap, real estate or some kind of tax credit. They have no idea what will actually goes into Facilitating and courting large corporations don't like the largest corporations in the world to come in and put roots down in our town and and invest into you know, you referred to the ecosystem right? Took to grow that so I mean, like, I think that Zack what you probably just say is probably lost on some folks. Yeah, I mean, take Burma hands also a single tax colony so that Yeah. Did.
"august 2017" Discussed on KQED Radio
"These prejudiced elements could also be heard from the crowds. As you've heard the insurrectionists that attacked the capital on January, 6th hurled racial slurs, including at black police officers. One officer described the trauma he experienced. When the riot are seized the capital, he said, quote I'm a black officer. There was a lot of racism that day I was called racial slurs. And in the moment I didn't process this is traumatic. I was just trying to survive. I just wanted to get home to see my daughter again. I couldn't show weakness. Finally I finally reached a safe place surrounded by officers. Was able to cry toe. Let it out. To attempt to process it. These extremist groups were involved Did Because President Trump told them repeatedly that there is erectus insurrectionist activities where the pinnacle of patriotism Well. Let today be the day. That we we reclaim the definition of patriotism. Impeachment is not to punish, but to prevent We're not here to punish Donald Trump. We're here to prevent the seeds of hatred that he planted from bearing any more fruit. As my colleague showed. This was not the first time that President Trump invite inspired violence. It must be the last time that he's given a platform to do so. This must be our wake up call. We must condemn it. Because the threat is not over. President Trump refused to condemn this type of violence instead. Over and over again. He's encouraged it. Our response must be different This time. We simply cannot sweep this under the rug. We must take a united stand all of us. But this is not American. Back to August 2017. When a young woman was murdered during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, West Virginia. Her name was Heather Higher. Her mother's name is Susan Bro. This. Bro has been a steadfast advocate for her daughter's memory. In a 2018 interview, She expressed concern that people had rushed to quickly to reconciliation. Without accountability. If you rush to hell, if you rush to Everybody grab each other and sing Kumbaya. Although we've accomplished nothing, it will be right back here in a few years. We will be right back here in a few years. Those were her words and 2018. Three years ago. Her daughter's murderer. He was held to account But our nation did not impose any meaningful accountability on a president who at the time said that there was there were very fine people on both sides. And now where are we? Three years later. I'd argue. We're not just back where we were. I would argue. Things are worse in 2017. It was unfathomable to most of us to think that Charlottesville could happen. Justice that was unfathomable to most of us that the capital could have been breached on January 6th. Frankly, what unfathomable horrors await us. If we do not stand up now and say no, This is not America. And we will not just express condolences and denunciations. We won't just close the book and try to move on. We will act to make sure This never happens again. You are listening to live special coverage from NPR news. I'm Michelle Martin. Along with my colleagues. We're continuing our coverage of impeachment trial of former President Trump in the U. S. Senate. This is the second day of the House managers presentation to Congress. And our democratic process. Mr Sicily. We're hearing. We're here. We're hearing that was leading picture manager Jamie Raskin. And we're hearing Davidson Cellini from Rhode Island, continuing the presentation, taking off his mask to President Distinguished senators. You just heard from my colleague manager to get how the conduct of Donald Trump Dramatically increased the threats to our security. And emboldened. Violent domestic extremists. I'd like to now turn to the harm that was caused here. Inside these walls as a result of the conduct on January 6th. Haunt us to Congress. Those who serve our country. To the constitutional processes as the trump mob. Tried to stop the elections certification process. Attack on January 6th. One of the bloodiest intrusions in the capital. Since the British invaded in the war of 18 12 and burned it to the ground. You've heard in painstaking detail that the president's mob posed an immediate and serious threat to the continuity and constitutional succession of the United States government. Is the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in line to the presidency, the vice president, the speaker of the House, the president pro TEM altogether and faced a common threat in the same location. We've seen the first in the second. We're purposely targeted. These Attackers. These weren't idle threats. Mob. As you have heard, chanted Hang Mike Pence..
"august 2017" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Virtual tour in Glendale President Biden Call's the mass vaccination operation at State Farm Stadium, a model for the nation. This the kind of partnership between the federal and state governments that I think and the private sector help us vaccinate more people more quickly and to get ahead of this virus instead of behind it, the president said. More governors Are accepting additional federal help to distribute vaccines in two weeks. Pima County could get Arizona's third mass vaccination site, and that's news to Pima County State Health Services didn't tell the county about expanding capacity. What's more urgently needed is a supply of vaccine a dependable supply. In an increase in the allocation, the feds determined supplies. County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry also says his health department could welcome the state's help, but it should not be done at the expense of the vaccine supply that we're able to adequately distribute among all of the eligible residents within Pema Count 5000 doses a day the state has announced no plans for its third pod. Peter Seymour, Katie our news. There's new research on the effectiveness of the current vaccines, and the news is good, says University of Arizona Immuno biology professor deep to about it. Really. It's not just reducing symptoms. It's reducing the number of infections, so that's important because if you're not infected, you can't transmit to someone else, He says. The current vaccines are also keeping more people out of the hospital, and for the most part, they're still effective against new variants that are emerging. A former top cop in Arizona is now weighing in on the controversy. Phoenix police chief Jerry Williams is dealing with over a challenge coins circulating in her department. Retired GPS Colonel Frank Milstead says she's in a tough spot discern what's free speech for the officers versus misconduct for the officers. A recent report from our TV partners ABC, 15 found a coin dated August 2017. That depicts a man apparently a protester being shot in the groin. Milstead tells Mike Broom head someone could get fired. Somebody created that coin as a hate peace, which again that might rise to that level, But I think what you have people were just supporting the left or the right and at the end of the day, the police have to remain neutral. Meanwhile, the city of Phoenix has hired an outside law firm to investigate the coin controversy. City Councilman sound a sissy hotels, Katie Jr. He's fine with that. What concerns me right now and should concern the public is that every single thing is being done and accused of racism, police departments under attack. They've been under this assault for so many months now, adding that at some point this needs to come to an end. The sitio also points out. This coin was investigated four years ago and turn out to be a big nothing. Hey, Ta are eyes on education s U, hoping to.
"august 2017" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Becky, Arizona's health Services director, bragged that people stay in their cars, which is really important, potentially as we head into the warmer months here in Arizona, and it allows for vulnerable residents to stay socially discuss Dr Terror, Chris told the president and vice president on the virtual tour that demand is high in the overnight hours to nurse Britney Hayes told them of Stories that people are saying the lines are going smoothly every day and a lot of other touching stories. You know that people have bonded unit probated, really, We're instilling hope, a dose of focus What I've been talking it. The president says he got a call from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that perhaps all NFL stadiums could be used as vaccination sites at a mass level reporting live, Peter Same or Katie. Our news, Katie our eyes on education. We plan to move to states to February 20. Second, the University of Arizona is moving on to the next phase of reopening, but on Lee if the coronavirus numbers on campus and in Pima County continue to fall you have a president Robert Robbins says. This will double the number of students on campus from the current 3900 also expected less than 15 for class. Appropriately socially distance. Absolutely have to have your face covered in any of our buildings. Students who are living on campus and those who are attending classes in person now, will they To get tested for covert 19 once instead of twice per week, coronavirus inpatient levels, dropping to the lowest point in over two months. This comes as the state reports 2250 new cases and seven deaths overnight. Arizona's community spread level over the last week dropped to only 12%. Former Arizona top cop gives his take on the recent controversy tied to the Phoenix Police Department of the matter who created it was in bad taste. That's how retired DPS Colonel Frank Milstead describes a coin featured in our TV partners at ABC Fifteens recent report. The challenge coin tied to Phoenix Police shows a man being shot in the groin on the front with the date August 2017 on the back meant to depict an incident from an August 2017 protest just is not what you would want your department to do is to put out a coin that actually Begins to make people wonder if there are Racists among them Alley Ventnor, Katya our news. Let's check on the traffic. Here's Larry Lewis in the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. Well, Becky when we've got a crash on the 202 Santan Freeway eastbound near Gilbert Road, and we are seeing some volume in that area. So if you're traveling that way, stay to the left. It looks like the right lane is impacted here. Also dealing with the collision on I 10. This is eastbound near 27th Avenue involving a semi but it is off on the right shoulder. Now we're also dealing with problems off those freeways, including Broadway. Just these two 52nd Street, You've got a collision there. Another record tell you about Di Start at Peoria. This report sponsored by Desert Institute for Spying Care Desert Institute for Spying Care, otherwise known as disk. If you have bad pain, do it. Detour Dan.
"august 2017" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"In seven new deaths today in Arizona related hospital metrics continue to drop and we now ranked fifth in the nation and average cases and deaths per capita last week. We were fourth. The State Health Department wants communities of color to take the Corona virus vaccine. In the same town Valley Woman has some insight on what may be creating barriers for some Latinos. Since July, Mabel Moon Joo's has been helping set up appointments for covert 19 testing. And now the vaccine. Many Latinos she has helped don't know where to go for testing me it was because I know how to access different Ordell's heard of different websites, but I feel like for the people that I'm helping out. It's not that easy, she says. Not knowing how to speak English is another barrier for some for the latest. Coronavirus in Arizona had to Katie a r dot com slash coronavirus. A former Arizona top cop gives his take on the recent controversy tied to the Phoenix Police Department matter who created it was in bad taste. That's how retired DPS Colonel Frank Milstead describes a coin featured in our TV partners at ABC 15th recent report. The challenge coin tied to Phoenix Police shows a man being shot in the groin on the front with the day August 2017 on the back meant to depict an incident from in August 2017. Protest. It just is not. What you would want your department to do is to put out a coin that actually begins to make people wonder if there are Racists among them Alley Ventnor Katya, Our news man who fell 40 FT, while climbing Papago Parks Hole in the rock trail over the weekend, has died. Phoenix rescue crews had gotten him off the rock formation and the hospital in extreme critical condition. The hiker who was in his twenties has not been identified. Update on traffic.
"august 2017" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Recent years have reference to replacement theory by name. It's widely popular among right wing extremists. It's linked to ideas that are many decades old. One attack in Europe showed how those ideas can be weaponized Anders Breivik's terrorism attack in Oslo and Utoya Island, Norway in 2011. Private killed 77 people in a bombing and mass shooting. Before the attack, he sent out of 1500 page manifesto about how he planned to lead white supremacists on a crusade against the quote Islam ification of Europe. Around the same time, a French writer named Renault Camus refined and popularized the ideology in a book, The title translates to the Great replacement. And the Great replacement. Essentially is this idea that brown people, particularly refugees and immigrants from Arab countries in Europe, are being deliberately brought into the country in order to Replace quite people as the chief demographic and the conspiracy theory claims all this is orchestrated by a cab, all of nefarious globalists. That's code for Jews. You will not replace us. In August, 2017 white supremacists in the US took up this concept as a rallying cry at the unite the right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia..
"august 2017" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Bully pulpit. If he wanted to. He could hold press conferences. They would be covered. If he wanted to. He could talk to any reporter in the world. They would be talking to him right now. It's not that he doesn't have any way to talk to the American people. He just doesn't have his preferred away. 70 Snyder. You talked about the way in which local media has with it. Social media has replaced it. That's not going to go away. President Trump was very adept at using social media communicating. Why should that change? Surely this particular genie is out of the bottle. I mean, social media technology is like any communications technology. It's going to cause chaos and you have to think about what the rules are going to be. You know, everybody likes radio. Now we're doing radio, but the 19 twenties 19 thirties radio could be used to radicalized. I'm sure many of your readers like books, but when the book was invented in the early modern period, it was one of the causes of religious warfare and the death of about a third of population of Europe. Communications technologies are interesting and important, and they're also dangerous. You have to decide what the rules are. As far as I'm concerned, we're very early on in this experiment in social media, and the idea that the way it looks now is the way it has to look, I think is basically ridiculous. We have to decide how we want Social media. So look I mean, one thing that I think conservatives air right about is the importance of competition. If you're in a sector of the economy, where natural monopolies form, then the state has to intervene. As, for example, Friedrich Hayek said, in order to make sure that you get competition, so it's my view that these big companies have to be broken up. And along the way, I think they should be taxed to support precisely local media because the problem isn't just that you have social media. The problem is that you don't have a local media and when you don't have local media, then people don't have the facts about the things that really do matter to them, like is the new politician corrupt or Who is on the school board, or is there mercury in the water, or is their lead in the water? Those kinds of things not only important, but they give people who might have different worldviews things to talk about. So I think an important part of getting this country back towards democracy is giving people who naturally have different values that's normal and good, who naturally have different emotions. That's also normal and good, giving them the same kind of firmament of facts, so at least we can cooperate on on that basis by the way, Speaking of facts, I think it's pretty important to note that Just I propose something. Mr McCarthy said that I mean black lives matter in the capital and the capital invasion. Both, of course, did have some pity with social media that black lives matter doesn't start unless someone died in the Capitol riots wouldn't start unless someone lied. That's it for me a pretty significant factual difference. Let's talk about the racial divides that have opened up during President Trump's time in office. I wonder if we can think back to Charlottesville In August, 2017 1 person was killed. Several others were injured by a car, which Draven high speed into a crowd. Street brawls broke out between hundreds of white supremacists and counter protesters. Police, supported by a local emergency declaration moved in to impose order after its president Trump spoke out against the violence, but his remarks created more controversy. We condemn in the strongest possible terms. This egregious display of hatred, bigotry. And violence on many sides on many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. Been going.
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"90. I promise I will have a video up tomorrow on our social media platforms. I've already been berated for not putting one up today. So please, please, just let me settle into my new schedule for Intel seven and I'll get up to speed on the social media tomorrow. I don't need any more threats from little Steven Travel Candy. The tyrant Quick. Pierce is a terrific writer, longtime writer political reporter for the Chicago Tribune and joins us now with some of the inside story regarding Bill Brady, who has resigned from the Illinois Senate. He was in the Legislature for 27 years. First on the House side moved to the Senate in 2001 top leadership position since August. 2017 and Maybe. Not surprisingly, but abruptly decided. See you all later. Rick Pearson. Welcome back to double else. Happy New Year, sir. Were you surprised by this? Hey, John. Happy New Year. Yeah, it was kind of surprised. I mean, one thing was he had announced, you know, a couple of months ago that he was giving up the title of Republican leader of the State Senate. And it's always kind of difficulty when you give up that leadership position to become just another one of the members. So I was surprised because he had given no indication that he had planned to leave. But, you know, then you do it. A New Year's Eve basically and a parting shot After all these years and internally, one of the most Noteworthy lawmakers Republicans, politicians from downstate Rick Pearson. What is his lasting legacy? I know I ran for the governorship three different times, lost narrowly to Pat Quinn. I think the third time but what is Bill Brady's legacy in Illinois politics? Well, I think it's one of perhaps the world would being on the cusp of what is a Republican in Illinois these days, and Brady certainly was a conservative, not only physically but socially. And the fact that that race against Pat Quinn where he came within, like 30,000 votes of being governor, you know, showed where. Illinois Woz at that point And and since that time, you know the politics, obviously becoming much more polarized, left and bright in a number of Brady's fellow members of the Republicans in the Senate. Uh, Just himself, and he was not reflective of the times. I mean, I should point out, you know, Here we are. Senate Republicans are a big minority in the Illinois Senate. In fact, in the November election, they lost one seat. So it's now a 41 18 democratic majority in the state Senate. So the question is being leader of that 18. Really? What does that get you? I always thought the guy was quite principled. I thought it was very, very smart Eyes. Enjoy talking home. I think perhaps his financial interest in the video gambling industry dinged him a little bit towards the end. Yeah, exactly. And the fact that he was getting commission did he did not vote on gambling legislation, But still, you know, given the historic questions to revolving around gambling and You know, you go back and those decades ago to the issue, of course, racing and its influence in Illinois politics, and so you know. Yeah, there was that issue, but truly when it was clear that his colleagues We're looking for knew of the year ship. There really wasn't a place for him to go. But as his friends and confidants tell me that he's not giving up necessarily on politics. And stay tuned and see if there's a new chapter there. And I do think it's important in Illinois politics, regardless of partisanship that downstate voices get heard. Yeah, and the thing is, you know you're again about divisions and everything. You've got that. You know, group down in Eastern and Southern Illinois that said, Chicago out of you know, they want to talkto seeding the create another state. Well, do I do I anticipate a primary a Republican primary? What's left of the Republican Party? Have we wanted T to find that Between Adam Kinzinger, Bill Brady. For Senate, you know? Well, I'm curious about that. I mean him finger when I talked to him, and you know, now he's become a tweet monster. I mean, he is. Is that all the time And it's funny seeing the blowback too of people saying, you know, you're just a rhino. You're not You're not really Republican. But in that I'm curious about Kinzinger because I don't know that he knows state government and he knows he knows the feds. And I'm kind of curious whether what he might be looking for is Maura Challenge to Tammy Duckworth's Unnecessarily running for Illinois governor. I don't think I see him is running. I see him is running for Senate. I see Bill Brady may be making a bid for Senate too. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, you know, he's given it a shot for governor. Um, but definitely the bottom line is downstate Voices need to be heard as part of Illinois e I mean, real downstate voices, not the supper. Artistic movement, because it's just populist garbage. It's not gonna happen. It zits away to stir up a disaffected base. Instead of talking about real solutions to how to help things and it's easy. It's easy to complain. It's easy to complain it's hard to govern. Yeah, it is. It's one thing the campaign. Absolutely because you can say anything you want. Now, let's now let's put the rubber to the road. And what do you actually going to do? Rick Pearson is here in our remaining moments. That's a lame duck session starting there. The House lawmakers are returning later this week. How lame Willoughby consider Madigan still trying to determine if he survives. There's no agenda out there. Why even get together? Well, I mean, there are certain things that didn't get done back in May in the pandemic, end of session, and I think there will be a push for some of the crystal criminal justice issues that the legislative black Caucus has pushed forward that Democrats have said they support s so I think they'll be a movement there, but really, we've got this Look at the Madigan issue going on. We've got the state financial issue, which is huge. And the fact of not having that certainty of leadership really makes the question what's going to happen. And don't forget the fact lame duck legislatures are always the time when everybody looks about tax increase. I don't know that the MO mentum is there. The governor hasn't come out front to talk about one You talk about cuts? Uh, I think, though I think this is going to beam or about the fact that they haven't really met together in May to try to find any kind of standing over. Where where Two people stand A Madigan. Where do they stand on the state's finances. I think truly, it's more of a gathering issue. Which, because of covert, they really haven't had Is careful with getting any closer. No, no. No, the only the only challenger to manage it announced. No. I will tell you when the new legislature sworn in on 13th, and of course, the house cannot do any action till they elected speaker. I just have to tell you. I don't think this is something that's gonna be resolved, You know, very quick manner. When was the last time a dark horse candidate took the gavel when neither obvious candidate had had enough votes? Well, that would you know you're now you're making me think that makes me feel like an old man built. 75 was the last time that there was a real issue and it and it went on for weeks. And it finally took Republicans to convert over and this was back when you had the bigger house, where he had representation of the minority party in all districts. So this was basically you had Republicans from DuPage County supporting Bill Redmond from Bentonville, Democrat to be the House speaker. Hey, it doesn't work that way anymore, which only makes this thing look like it's gonna beam or screwed up and really a lengthy thing, And I think Madigan's basically hoping that attrition falls into his favor that the longer gets run out of the The more he feels, it becomes apparent that he's the only guy to be reelected and speaker totally agree the money of the waters. The more of a survivability factor is in his favor. I totally grew that Rick I hope that in the not too distant future, we can meet after the show two of our favorite bar stools in the corner there to Billy. Good. Absolutely. I'll hold it for you as soon as I get the go ahead from state, okay? Thank you, Rick Pierce. So much appreciated, sir. Thank you, John. Take care. Rick Pearson, Political reporter for Your Chicago Tribune Greetings from 2021, but actually 2020 did have a few success stories. If you're willing to look hard enough, let's talk a bit about that. Coming up. Next on WLS at 4 46 traffic.
Do Hunter Biden emails 'name Joe Biden as "The Big Guy"?
"The controversy grows over emails purported to be from Joe Biden's son, Hunter Fox News has obtained Maury Males purported to be from Hunter Biden's laptop from May 2017 correspondence with Chinese energy executives about remuneration package is which two sources have verified to Fox News. It discusses payment for six people, including a reference to 10% of the equity in the deal be held by H. For the big guy. Sources tell Fox News. The big guy is Joe Biden, noting It was after he left office. Another email from August 2017 seeking $10 million per year in a deal that would be interesting to me and my