36 Burst results for "Blanche"
A highlight from Friday the 13th
"And welcome back to cinema vino. It's the intro in three. Yes. I know. Yeah, we got a nice little blues time there. Very gifted guitar player. It's like a waltz. Doing that whole riff. Hey guys, we're back. Yeah. We got the whole band again. We got all four golden girls here. I'm here with Blanche and Sophia and Dorothy and I'm Rose. You decide which ones which. Wait, am I Blanche? I'm not sure. You're probably Blanche. We've talked about this before, haven't we? I think we have. I'm the southern most of the four of us. That's true. Tracks. Mm -hmm. And the sluttiest. Yeah. I'm the oldest, so I'm probably Sophia. People call me the Brian man. I'm the stylish one. So kicking off our Halloween series is Friday the 13th that's coming up, so we are going to do conveniently Friday the 13th. The OG. Had to do it to him. Yeah. Yep. This was Sean's pick for Halloween, so I haven't seen this in a long, long time. Same disease. I'd never seen it. Directed. What? By somebody named Sean. Sean Cunningham. Yeah. It's been a while since Travis has been on the pod. I know. Travis hadn't been with us in a while. Honestly, not really with you now. It's debatable. It's a matter of... Medications kicked in. So I'm talking Friday the 13th, and we're drinking Oktoberfest Marzen -style beers. This is the Polliner Oktoberfest style, and I'm hazy, and you can probably tell me if they can refer to all of those as Oktoberfest. Is that a catch -all term for Marz? It's the easiest way to do it. Like a Marzen technically needs to be brewed in March, and there's others like there's a Fesbier, Meadowbier... The Helles? Hell, yeah, but it's like Oktoberfest, it's just a beer, it's just the easiest way to call it. Is it in fact pumpkin -flavored? No. Oh. Yeah. Pumpkin is just cinnamon. Yeah. Yeah. At least in the States. And all spies. Yes. To me, it's like, and here where we are, it's like basically if you can drink it at Oktoberfest it's an Oktoberfest. Just enjoy yourselves, you know. You're going to get drunk on something, just pick one. Yeah. So Marzen style, it's a multi, again, you correct me if I'm wrong here, a multi -logger, like you say, Marzen is brewed in March. I just learned that Marzen is German for March. I had never known that. So y 'all, I'm late to that party. They tend to be... What is Oktoberfest German for? Just put a K in there? Yeah. Oktoberfest. Okto. So is Marzen, or maybe you're about to say it. Go ahead. But basically, yeah, they're brewed in March and then lager through the summer. They're fuller -bodied. They tend to have a little bit of sweetness in lower hops. The ABV tends to be between five and six percent. Yeah. Did that answer your question? Yup. Oh. Brewed in March. Drank in October. So it sits. Just all summer? Mm -hmm. Neat. Yeah. And so basically, this is a seasonal transition to cooler weather. It has a little...compared to summer beers, like lighter beers, session beers, it's like a more oomph body, alcohol, it's a little maltier, a little heavier, kind of warms you up a little more on a cooler day, I think. What's the strength on this? 5 .5, I believe. 5 .2? 5 .2. Yeah, I think. Well... There's a K in summer. Yeah, it's between five and six, for sure. 11 .2 ounces? Mm -hmm. So this is easy to pair with foods. It goes well, obviously, anything... Pretzels. Pretzels. Schnitzels. Nachos. Yeah. Anything you could eat at Oktoberfest, drink this with it. Cotton candy. Pretty easy. This is... Jaeger.
Fresh update on "blanche" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"And so the lawyer may try to change that narrative here in this case to get the jury's attention on this is who he was, this is how he's come up, this is why he writes these lyrics, this is why he has this circle of friends, this is him as a person, but he's now at a place where he's so successful that this idea of sort of street crime at that level that's alleged in the indictment is outside of what he does and that's why he may be talking about things like the lighter clues as opposed to the gang name and such as that. I can't let you go without talking about the other Rico case that Willis is bringing in the same courthouse. I mean do you think that Trump's lawyers will be watching this? I mean the cases are so different. It's different in the nature of the charges but necessarily it's not different in watching how prosecution things or prosecution team might think. You know, this isn't a case where we're going to see the DA herself, you know, making an appearance every day in the courtroom just like we haven't seen in the Trump case. I mean she's got assistance and there's some different sets of lawyer handling different cases but it can give you a sense of how cases is managed or sort of what the rhythm and the flow of their charging decision and their evidence presentation can mean if they watch it. So I'm sure that the lawyers will have their own group doing some type of recon on this case and while they won't be talking about things like murder or drug business and all that, they may be looking for arguments that the state may make in response to objections that the defendant's team will make about keeping certain evidence out of the RICO case and how the RICO statute doesn't just give you carte blanche to bring anything you you want to in the effort. So I do think that they have likely been studying the past RICO case, may be maybe looking at closing arguments, opening statements, how the jury was charged, things that came up like that and they'll probably be wanting to the do same thing here. The cases are different but they have the same risk and the state again has the same risk there. That is, if they stretch too far, if they try to cast too wide a net, they risk the missing big fish that they were after to start with and so we may see that in this case and ultimately that may be what happens in the Trump case but I think likely that case is so far down the road that the lawyers have plenty of time to be watching this and that case will be tied up in appellate courts for some time and we're not even sure of the scheduling of that trial. Always a pleasure. Thanks so much, Michael. That's Michael Moore of Moore Hall. Coming up, a question of double I'm June Grosso and this is Bloomberg. Wildfires, droughts, wars and floods. There's no doubt that 2023 has been a tough year and the challenges continue. What are the tools we need to build a more resilient future? Find out in the episode next of the Risk Opportunity, a series brought to you by Bloomberg Media Interactive brokers charges USD margin loan rates from 5 .83 percent to 6 .83 percent. Rated the lowest margin fees by stockbrokers .com. Their clients can also earn extra income by lending their fully paid shares of stock. Join Interactive Brokers clients from 200 plus countries and territories to invest in stocks, options, futures, funds and bonds on 150 global markets. Great subject to change. Learn more at ibkr Bloomberg Radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition of the Bloomberg Business Week podcast, a conversation with Mitch Allen, founder and Yes, head elf and hire Santa on seeing high demand for Santa entertainers this holiday season. We've had more demand for Santa Claus entertainers than
A highlight from Public Evangelism & 1st Amendment Seminar - Part 2
"They look at, you know, what is the environment? What kind of forum are we in? Is it a traditional public forum or something that is where you would have less protection for your rights? And then the next thing they look at is, is the restriction on speech content -based or content neutral? Okay, so content neutral, typically like a noise ordinance, it'll say that you can't have, you can't make noise in a certain place at a certain time over a certain number of decibels, or sometimes they'll use, you know, unreasonably loud, you know, or something like that. And those kind of restrictions are content neutral most of the time, where it's not, depending on what is being spoken, it's just the manner that it's spoken, and you can have content neutral restrictions on the time, the place, or the manner of the speech. And then on the other hand, you may have content -based restrictions, which can either be viewpoint discrimination or topic discrimination. And, you know, a viewpoint discrimination is where a particular idea or a particular point of view is being prohibited, that's being selected for a restriction by government the policy or ordinance or whatever it is. And sometimes it'll have topic discrimination, where, for example, I'll give you an example, if they say, you know, you can't preach that Jesus is the only way to heaven, we're not going to allow you to do that. That would be viewpoint discrimination, okay, because they're taking a particular point of view and say, you can't say this, you can preach about Jesus, you can preach about Muhammad, you can preach about, you know, whatever you want, but we're not going to let you say that one religion is right and other religions are wrong. So that would be a viewpoint content -based discrimination. On the other hand, they may say, you know what, just don't talk about religion at all. You can talk about politics, you can talk about sports, you can talk about, you know, social issues, but leave religion out of it, okay. That is a content -based restriction. It's taking a whole topic, a whole, you know, area of ideas or of speech, and it's saying that that's off limits, whereas, you know, other things are allowed. In either case, whether it's viewpoint discrimination or topic discrimination, it is a form of censorship which violates the Constitution, usually, okay. If there is, if the court determines that there was content, a content -based restriction on speech, they apply what's called strict scrutiny when the court is looking at, you know, how to evaluate this law or the ordinance. The court applies this test, that it was necessary to serve a compelling state interest and that it was narrowly drawn to achieve that end. Okay, that's a lot of legalese, a lot of legal terms, but what it's saying is it's very difficult for a law or an ordinance that restricts speech to pass this test. Once the court says this was a content -based restriction on speech, they're almost always going to say, therefore, it's unconstitutional because it can't meet the strict scrutiny test. A compelling state interest is a very strong state interest. Necessary is a very strong word and it has to be narrowly drawn to achieve that end, which means basically it's the restrictions that the state has imposed are the least amount of restriction that the state is not being any more restrictive than absolutely necessary in order to achieve that compelling state interest. And so the courts have said content -based restrictions on speech are presumptively unconstitutional, that they're almost always going to be held unconstitutional. Off the top of my head, I can only think of one example where it was, where a content -based restriction on speech was upheld, and that was in the case of, they had restrictions on political campaigning within a certain distance of a polling place on an election day. So you, once you get within whatever that zone was, I don't remember if it was 500 feet of a polling place or 200 feet, whatever it was, once you get within that zone of a polling place, you could not be in there with your campaign signs and your megaphones and your campaign speeches, and that is a content -based restriction. It's taking the whole topic of political speech and making it off limits just in that one location, and the court upheld that because another, you know, free speech of course is a very fundamental right, constitutional right that we have, but voting is also a very fundamental constitutional right that we have, and they felt that this was necessary in order to prevent voter fraud and voter intimidation, and they had a list of reasons why they said, we need to have just kind of a sterile zone around the polling places so that people could go there and not feel pressured or attacked or whatever the case may be. So that's very unusual for the court to say, okay, we've got a content -based restriction on speech and we're going to uphold it anyway. Almost all the time, if it's content -based, the court is going to strike it down, okay? If it's content -neutral, if it's not content -based, but it's content -neutral, such as a typical noise ordinance, then it has to, it's a different test. The court doesn't apply reasonable time, place, or manner restriction that is narrowly tailored to serve a significant state interest, and it leaves open ample alternative channels of communication. And again, that's a mouthful of legal terms, and I go into a lot more depth in this in the booklet. So, you know, if you pick up one of these booklets, there's, I have a section in there on content -based versus content -neutral restrictions, and we go into a lot more detail. And I not only, you know, I give statements of what the law is. I give you footnotes. There's hundreds of footnotes in this booklet, and I also give you examples at the close of just about every section. I give so the court in each of these cases is, when it talks about strict scrutiny or intermediate scrutiny, this, the court is scrutinizing the government's justification for making a law or an ordinance that restricts speech, and the government is on the defensive. If you're the government has to explain to the court what is its reason, what is the purpose, what is the interest that it's trying to serve, and convince the court that that is a significant enough interest or a compelling enough interest to justify restriction on speech. And then once the government says, okay, well, this is the goal that we're trying to accomplish with this restriction on our citizens' liberty, this is the goal that we're trying to accomplish, then the court looks at, okay, well, that's your goal. Now we analyze the law that you've made and determine, you know, does that law accomplish the goal within the framework of these various constitutional tests. So my purpose today is to not make you all legal experts on how this works, but I want you to have, you know, at least a basic understanding of some of these constitutional issues so that you can at least, when you come up against a restriction on your speech, that you'll have some idea, does this, you know, does this seem right or not? And I'll go into, you know, some other examples. But anyway, so that's how the intermediate scrutiny works. There are other constitutional challenges besides just, you know, whether they meet the strict scrutiny test or the intermediate scrutiny test. There are various other types of challenges. One is when there's a prior restraint on speech, which, again, is not, sometimes they're valid and sometimes they're unconstitutional, but the fact that there's been a prior restraint, such as they say you have to, you have to go get a permit in order to do whatever it is that you're doing. You have to get a permit to pass out literature or you have to get a permit to, you know, to gather together and have a street meeting or whatever it is that you're doing. That is a prior restraint. And if there's a prior restraint, then there are some restrictions that the court has imposed that the government has to meet certain restrictions in order for that prior restraint to be legal. And again, we go in, I'm just going to go through this part kind of quickly because it's, we go into a lot more detail in the booklet and I want to get to the more practical parts of the thing. But another avenue of attack for a restriction on speech is if it allows unbridled discretion to either the official that is granting or denying permission for something, or if it's unbridled discretion to, it gives unbridled discretion to a police officer in enforcing it. In other words, a law has to have some certainty to it. And you don't want to have a situation where somebody, a lot of times this comes up in a permit situation where the law doesn't give sufficient guidelines to the official that's granting or denying a permit. And so then the court says, well, that's unconstitutional because the official has unbridled discretion. If you have to go to the chief of police to get a permit to use amplification, and that ordinance says that, you know, here's how the chief of police is supposed to determine that, that, you know, based on, and then there's certain criteria, then, you know, that may be fine. But if it just says, you know, the police chief has to consider these five factors and any other factor that the chief of police feels is relevant, well, that gives the chief of police carte blanche to total say of whether to grant or deny something that invites censorship. It invites discrimination where the official can just say, well, no, I'm not granting to you, but I am going to grant to them. And there's no way to, you know, to tell whether they're exceeding their authority, you know, or violating any guidelines because there haven't been sufficient guidelines. So that's a problem when you have a permitting scheme like that or some other restriction that gives the official, you know, too much leeway as far as what to allow or not to allow. Another thing, and this is kind of related, you can have an ordinance that is too vague. It doesn't give sufficient description of what is being allowed or what is being restricted. And again, that causes a problem because, you know, somebody that's wanting to speak or exercise their free speech rights and they want to do so consistently with the law, if the law isn't clear on where the lines are, then the person may violate the law without intending to, or even more important to that from a constitutional point of view, the person may censor themselves and restrict what they say because they don't want to get, they want to be sure they don't go over the line. And so now they've got, you know, restrictions on what they're doing because the law was too vague. And so if it's too vague, it's unconstitutional. And a lot of times a vague, you can have a vague law and it also be overly broad. Or you can have an overbroad law that's not vague at all, but it's just, it's just overbroad. It restricts way too much speech than is necessary for the purpose that the government is trying to achieve. A law that's too broad is, I'll give an example. We had a noise ordinance in the city of DeLand that prohibited quote, loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise. And we had a young man that was cited under that ordinance and his case came to court. So I said, I'll take care of it for you. And I filed a motion to dismiss the charge, claiming that the law was overly broad. And I think I said it was vague also.
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: Trustworthy AI Series: AI System Transparency
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hello, and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Blanche Mills, our Catholic is out at the moment. In this podcast today, we've been talking a lot about various topics around trustworthy AI, and we're in the midst of a trustworthy AI series, where we're going through the various different layers and levels of trustworthy AI, because there's a lot to consider when we're thinking about AI systems, well, that we can trust. Now if you're listening to AI Today for the first time, know that we've been around now, we're going to be heading into our seventh season very soon. Actually, we're already in our seventh season, what am I saying? I can't even believe it, sometimes it's been seven seasons, past our sixth anniversary, sometimes it's confusing. It's been sixth anniversary, back in September, now we're in our seventh season, anyway. What we are doing is we have a bunch of different series going on for our AI Today podcast listeners. We have our glossary series, where we've been going over various terms that you may want to know around AI, and big data, and some stuff around ethical AI, and even some things around pilots and projects and how we run them. That's actually going to be coming to an end fairly soon, we've gone through pretty much all the topics, a lot of the stuff that we cover in our CPMAI training, which is our cognitive project management for AI. It's a training and certification on running AI and machine learning projects, and if you're going to go to cpmai .com or you can look up CPMAI and hopefully be redirected to our site on that. But we are also in the midst, as mentioned, of our trustworthy AI series, where they're going through the various different layers and levels of trustworthy AI, from ethical, to responsible, to transparent, to governed, to explainable, and we're even going to touch on some of the laws that are changing in this space, and some of the things you may need to know about making all this work. And then we're also doing a generative AI series, generative AI has really captured the imagination and the attention of so many of you, and we would be remiss if we didn't spend a lot of time on it, because we didn't want to just do one or two podcast episodes or even touch at it at the very basic level, which everybody's doing. We really want to focus on how do we make generative AI work? How do we truly make it work for us and our projects? How do we get around some of the problems? How do we use it as a tool? So if you aren't already listening to our generative AI series, I really hope you tune in and listen to that, and that's going on as well. So today's in podcast, part of the reason why I'm introducing this is actually a little bit of an excerpt from our trustworthy AI workshops, and some of the stuff we do in our CPMAI Plus -E, it's our Plus -E ethical training, certification and training that we do that's in conjunction with our project management, because it's like, how do we actually make our systems trustworthy? And in today's podcast, we're going to be focusing on one of the layers of trustworthy AI, and that's around AI system transparency, which is giving us visibility into the various different components and systems of the AI solution, because the more visibility we have, the more we can trust it. The problem with AI, of course, is a lot of it's a black box, but even if you look beyond just the algorithm, because that's actually not the part of AI we're going to be talking about today. It's not the explainable part. It's more about knowing what data has gone in to make the AI systems work, how we've gone about selecting it, how we use it, all the methods and processes, because the more you share, the more people will trust. It's very hard to say, it's an AI system, just trust me. I think people are learning that that's not the case. So hopefully you gain some great insight, and you can hear from Kathleen and myself on the details here on AI system transparency. So this brings us to the next layer of trustworthy AI, which is around transparency. So as mentioned, let's say we've successfully handled the issues of ethical AI at that ethical layer responsible and AI at the responsible layer, how do we make sure that people can trust our systems because we're going to give them some more visibility into them? So let's get into that.
A highlight from IDL82 Part 3 Chapter 38 Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Discerning Hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. To continue production of these podcasts, prayers, and more, go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there, or inside the free Discerning Hearts app to make your donation. Thanks and God bless. Part Three, Chapter 38 of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This is a Discerning Hearts recording read by Corey Webb. Chapter 38, Councils to Married People. Marriage is a great sacrament both in Jesus Christ and His Church, and one to be honored to all, by all, and in all. To all, for even those who do not enter upon it, should honor it in all humility. By all, for it is wholly alike to poor as to rich. In all, for its origin, its end, its form and matter are wholly. It's the nursery of Christianity, whence the earth is peopled with faithful, till the number of the elect in heaven be perfected, so that respect for the marriage tie is exceedingly important to the commonwealth, of which it is the source and supply. Would to God that His dear Son were bidden to all weddings as to that of Cana? Truly, then the wine of consolation and blessing would never be lacking. For if these are often so wanting, it is because too frequently now men summon Adonis instead of our Lord, and Venus rather than our Lady. He who desires that the young of his flock should be like Jacob's, fair and ring -streaked, must set fair objects before their eyes, and he who would find a blessing in his marriage must ponder the holiness and dignity of this sacrament, instead of, which too often weddings become a season of mere feasting and disorder. Above all, I would exhort all married people to seek that mutual love so commended to them by the Holy Spirit in the Bible. It is little to bid you love one another with the mutual love. Turtle doves do that, or with human love. The heathen cherished such love as that. But I say to you in the apostles' words, Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church. Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as unto the Lord. It was God who brought Eve to our first father Adam, and gave her to him to wife. And even so, my friends, it is God's invisible hand which binds you in the sacred bonds of marriage. It is He who gives you one to the other, therefore cherish one another with a holy, sacred, heavenly love. The first effect of this love is the indissoluble union of your hearts. If you glue together two pieces of deal, provided that the glue be strong, their union will be so close that the stick will break more easily in any other part than where it is joined. Now God unites husband and wife so closely in himself that it should be easier to sunder soul from body than husband from wife. Nor is this union to be considered as mainly of the body, but yet more a union of the heart, its affections and love. The second effect of this love should be inviolable fidelity to one another. In olden times, finger rings weren't want to be graven as seals. We read of it in holy scriptures, and this explains the meaning of the marriage ceremony, when the church, by the hand of their priest, blesses a ring and gives it first to the man in token that she sets a seal on his heart by this sacrament, so that no thought of any other woman may even enter therein so long as she who now is given to him shall live. Then the bridegroom places the ring on the bride's hand, so that she in turn may know that she must never conceive any affection in her heart for any other man so long as he shall live, who is now given to her by our Lord himself. The third end of marriage is the birth and bringing up of children, and herein, O you married people, are you greatly honored in that God willing to multiply souls to bless and praise him to all eternity? He associates you with himself in this his work, by the production of bodies into which, like dew from heaven, he infuses the souls he creates as well as the bodies into which they enter. Therefore husbands, do you preserve a tender constant hearty love for your wives? It was that the wife might be loved heartily and tenderly that woman was taken from the side nearest Adam's heart. No failings or infirmities, bodily or mental, in your wife should ever excite any kind of dislike in you, but rather a loving, tender compassion, and that because God has made her dependent on you and bound to defer to and obey you, that while she is meant to be your helpmate, you are her superior and her head. And on your part, wives, do you love the husbands God has given you tenderly, heartily, but with a reverential confiding love? For God has made the man to have the predominance and to be the stronger, and he of his flesh, taking her from out of the ribs of the man, to show that she must be subject to his guidance. All holy Scripture enjoins this subjection, which nevertheless is not grievous, and the same holy Scripture, while it bids you accept it lovingly, bids your husbands to use his superiority with great tenderness, loving -kindness and gentleness. Husbands dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel. But while you seek diligently to foster this mutual love, give good heed that it do not turn to any manner of jealousy. Just as the worm is often hatched in the sweetest and ripest apple, so too often jealousy springs up in the most warm and loving hearts, defiling and ruining them, and if it is allowed to take root, it will produce dissension, quarrels and separation. Of a truth, jealousy never arises where love is built up on true virtue, and therefore it is a sure sign of an earthly sensual love, in which mistrust and inconstancy is soon infused. It is a sorry kind of friendship which seeks to strengthen itself by jealousy, for though jealousy may be a sign of strong hot friendship, it is certainly no sign of a good pure perfect attachment, and that because perfect love implies absolute trust in the person loved, whereas jealousy implies uncertainty. If you, husbands, would have your wives faithful, be it yours to set them the example. How have you the face to exact purity from your wives, asks Saint Gregory Nazianzen, if you yourself live an impure life? Or, how can you require that which you do not give in return? If you would have them chaste, let your own conduct to them be chaste. Saint Paul bids you possess your vessel in sanctification, but, if on the contrary, you teach them evil, no wonder that they dishonor you. And you, O women, whose honor is inseparable from modesty and purity, preserve it jealously, and never allow the smallest speck to soil the whiteness of your reputation. Shrink sensitively from the various trifles which can touch it, never permit any gallantries whatsoever. Suspect any who presume to flatter your beauty or grace, for when men praise wares they cannot purchase, they are often tempted to steal. And if anyone should dare to speak in disparagement of your husband, show that you are irrecoverably offended, for it is plain that he not only seeks your fall, but he counts you as half -fallen, since the bargain with the newcomer is half -made when one is disgusted with the first merchant. Ladies, both in ancient and modern times have worn pearls in their ears, for the sake, so says Pliny, of hearing them tinkle against each other. But remembering how the friend of God Isaac sent earrings as first pledges of his love to the chaste Rebecca, I look upon this mystic ornament as signifying that the first claim a husband has over his wife, and one which she ought most faithfully to keep for him, is her ear, so that no evil word or rumor enter therein, and not be heard save the pleasant sound of true and pure words, which are represented by the choice pearls of the Gospel. Never forget that souls are faithfulness lead to familiarity and confidence, and saints have abounded in tender caresses Isaac and Rebecca. The type of chaste married life indulged in such caresses as to convince Abimelech that they must be husband and wife. The great St. Louis, strict as he was to himself, was so tender towards his wife that some were ready to blame him for it, although, in truth, he rather deserved praise for subjecting his lofty, marital mind to the little details of conjugal love. Such minor matters will not suffice to knit hearts, but they tend to draw them closer and promote mutual happiness. Before giving birth to St. Augustine, St. Monica offered him repeatedly to God's glory, as he himself tells us, and it is not a good lesson for Christian women how to offer the fruit of their womb to God. Who accepts the free oblations of loving hearts and promotes the desires of such faithful mothers? Witness Samuel St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Andrea Deficile, and others. St. Bernard's mother, worthy of such a son, was wont to take her newborn babes in her arms to offer them to Jesus Christ, thenceforth loving them with a reverential love as a sacred deposit from God. And so entirely was her offering accepted that all her seven children became saints. And when children begin to use their reason, fathers and mothers should take great pains to fill their hearts with the fear of God. This the good queen Blanche did most earnestly by St. Louis her son. Witness her oft -repeated words, My son, I would sooner see you die than guilty of a mortal sin, words which sank so deeply into the saintly monarch's heart, that he himself said there was no day on which they did not recur to his mind and strengthen him in treading God's ways. We call races and generations, houses, and the Hebrews were to want to speak of the birth of children as the building up of the house, as it is written of the Jewish midwives in Egypt, that the Lord made them houses, whereby we learn that a good house is not reared so much by the accumulation of worldly goods as by the bringing up of children in the ways of holiness and of God. And to this end, no labor or trouble must be spared, for children are the crown of their parents. Thus it was that St. Monica steadfastly withstood St. Augustine's evil propensities, and, following him across sea and land, he became more truly the child of her tears in the conversion of his soul than the son of her body in his natural birth. St. Paul assigns the charge of the household to the woman, and, consequently, some hold that the devotion of the family depends more upon the wife than the husband, who is more frequently absent, and has less influence in the house. Certainly King Solomon, in the book of Proverbs, refers all households' prosperity to the care and industry of that virtuous woman whom he describes. We read in Genesis that Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren, or as the Hebrews read it, he prayed over against her, on opposite sides of the place of prayer, and his prayer was granted. This is the most fruitful union between husband and wife which is founded in devotion, to which they should mutually stimulate one another. They are certain fruits like the quince, of so bitter a quality, that they are scarcely eatable, save when preserved, while others again, like cherries and apricots, are so delicate and soft that they can only be kept by the same treatment. So the wife must seek that her husband be sweetened with the sugar of devotion, for man without religion is a rude rough animal, and the husband will desire to see his wife devout, as without her frailty and weakness are liable to tarnish an injury. Saint Paul says that the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband, because in so close a tie one may easily draw the other to what is good, and how great is the blessing on those faithful husbands and wives who confirm one another continually in the fear of the Lord. Moreover, each should have such forbearance towards the other that they never grow angry or fall into discussion and argument. The bee will not dwell in a spot where there is much loud noise or shouting, or echo, neither will God's Holy Spirit dwell in a household where altercation and tumult, arguing and quarreling, disturb the peace. Saint Gregory Nenzen said that in his time married people were wont to celebrate the anniversary of their wedding, and it is a custom I should greatly approve, provided it were not a merely secular celebration, but if husbands and wives would go on that day to confession and communion, and commend their married life specially to God, renewing their resolution to promote mutual good by increased love and faithfulness, and thus take breath, so to say, and gather new vigor from the Lord to go on steadfastly in their vocation.
Hunter Biden Has Been Indicted on Federal Gun Charges
"To time. And by that, I mean almost daily. You'll probably see me on Fox News. So this is obviously big deal. It broke in the last 20 minutes or so. Hunter Biden was indicted today on federal gun charges out of the David Weiss investigation. He is of course the special counsel out in Delaware and this comes just weeks after the plea deal that he had falls apart. It fell apart thanks to a judge who was questioning why we're giving a sweetheart deal to this guy. Makes sense. She's never seen a plea that basically said, oh, you're giving carte coverage blanche for everything else. And I'm like, whoa, whoa, whoa. No, actually, now that you're calling us out, let me clear be because I don't want to get called out again. No, we're still involved in the investigation. And then, of course, team Biden was like, well, then no, we expect a real sweetheart not just the appearance of one. And now he finds himself charged with making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm, making a false statement related to the information required to be kept for a or by a licensed dealer of a firearm and then one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. So, in other words, drug with a gun. And we'll see where this ends up going. And it can go so many different ways. is on the one hand, this could just be David Weiss saying, See, I told you I'm not in the pocket of the Biden administration and then offer yet another plea deal. I would find that very hard to to believe that he would think he can get away with something like that. But what is likely going to happen, and this is why I want everyone to sort of chill out a little bit. He's not going to go to jail for this. Period. Even if he wasn't the president's son, this is something that you're
Why Tucker's Exit Is Really Bad News for Fox
"Begin today on Tucker Carlson. Again, you know, this is just a fascinating story because we don't really know what went down. I can tell you as somebody who used to work at Fox, there was a lot of effort that went into protecting Tucker, protecting his show, making sure his show could rate, making sure that he was a success. And in some ways, he had carte blanche. I mean, free rein to do almost whatever he wanted to do. I won. Really, and truly whatever he wanted to do. In fact, so many of the things that he had said, people deemed as extraordinarily controversial or based in some conspiracy type things and look, the other side was doing it too. I mean, how many times do we have to hear about Russia Russia, Russia? Russia. From Rachel maddow. So it is shocking it's stunning. It's very, very surprising that they would choose to part ways. So you've got to say to yourself, what really was going on there? I mean, I can tell you, I think that there was no management. Certainly no management because management would typically try and protect their talent and maybe make sure they weren't out on the limb on certain things that were going to create a whole bunch of controversy, but I do believe that they have been through a lot of challenges as an organization. We all know that. And as a result, there was kind of an inmates running the asylum sort of approach at times. Insanity? Insanity. And because Tucker show was so successful, this is the business angle here. It was critical that it continued to do well. That's sort of all that mattered because when people call up their cable company and they say I want Fox, it's because they want Tucker. And so even if advertisers weren't advertising on his show, it didn't matter, because Fox was getting all the cable fees and the cable fees were what really paid the bills. But if people couldn't get Tucker, then would they really still demand for Fox News on the dial? It's a worthwhile question to ask.
"blanche" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"And I also worked for another magazine, another summer during college, days. I went to an all girls school, an all girls college so that my sense of what women could do was sort of formed there as well, because these were smart women, and they were going into medicine, and they were going into research, and they were going into. Writing, and they were so that persuaded me, I think, to be a feminist before we were really feminists. It was the same university that a number of very famous women came out of. And so when I started in the industry as an editor, first in editorial assistant, I was in adult books. That was very male. The women were still mostly in the lower echelons, but when I went into children's books, women were everywhere. And the reason I found out much later was that in, I think it was 1918, the head of macmillan said to the woman who was his assistant who typed all his letters, who made everything tidy. He said, we have some books for children that have come out, but just in our regular. Output. But we have decided that we should have something that's really just a section of McMillan that will be books for children. And I want to make you head of it because you're a woman and you know children. So I didn't know how to edit. I mean, she learned, but she didn't, I mean, she didn't know how to do that, but she knew publishing because she was in she was in his office. She saw it going on all around. There weren't really women editors. There were women who might work there, but they weren't actually the editors. Suddenly she had carte blanche to hire female editors. And for the longest time, there were female editors, mostly occasionally there would be a man who was head of the department. But mostly it was female editors. By the time I got into it in the 19, it would have been the 19 60 360 62 63, something like that. What I learned when I was first editing books was that I'm a good writer. Because I was reading ghastly stuff. Every once in a while, something wonderful would pass my desk and I would pass it on to the editor in chief. But mostly it was ghastly. But women now,
"blanche" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"It is an outrage from dick Durbin to say the least. But that was his response. And I'm going to try to find the clip in a second. It's on our Dropbox. Well, it is just one of those things that when you try to outlaw something, and that our society has become so dependent on and then you're going to just like all of a sudden just carte blanche just lop it off. It's like you just can't do it. It's like men becoming women by just getting their appendages lopped off. It's just not a possibility. You just can't do it. It's a great analogy. I love it. I'm going to move a little farther away from you. This side of the table. But I did find the clip. Here it is. Jimmy fela, Fox across America podcast. Again, he makes the point that it's a Trojan horse, they're going to start with the gas stoves and then move on to gas cars. Well, listen, I'm surprised anybody even needs a stove because I was told by Al Gore the fish are coming out of the ocean
"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A conversation with Francisco blanche of Bank of America on oil. Now, shockingly lower. We've seen a dorsal liquidity. Liquidity is falling very quickly in the forward markets. And then I think beyond that, the physical market has been actually relatively most supported. Although that's changing a bit too, because it turns out that the Russian supply disruption, we were all expecting on the back of the EU sanctions, hasn't really gone through as expected and maybe we won't be losing as much Russian oil after all. Long ago far away, Lisa abramo is put two kids through school, speculating an oil when it went down under zero. There was that huge shock of 18 months ago, two years ago. We kidder that she had two barrels of oil in her living room and delivery. Are we going to get the same spring here? Did we have a possibility of seeing 70 West Texas intermediate become 95 or a hundred West Texas intermediate in a cup of coffee? I'm afraid so. I think we have a very springy. I think you use a great war there. Springy oil market because inventories remain quite low, spare capacity site. And if you look at the three key drivers of oil prices heading into 2023, there are clearly, in my view, whatever happens to OPEC plus Russia, whatever happens to China reopening, and the third one being the fed pivot. And the way I think about each one of those is if you look at our 2023 numbers, all the demand growth that we forecast for next year is coming from emerging markets with China being 50% of that in India being about 20%. Catch more of this in other conversations on today's Bloomberg surveillance podcast. Subscribe to Apple, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Please listen anytime. I'm Bloomberg dot com. There's so much news happening around the world that were somehow supposed to stay on top of. That's why we launched the big take. It's a daily podcast from Bloomberg and iHeartRadio that turns down the volume a bit to give you some space to think
"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Blanche a Bank of America on oil. Now, shockingly lower. We've seen ourselves liquidity. Liquidity is falling very quickly in the forward markets. And then I think beyond that, the physical market has been actually relatively more supported. Although that's changing a bit too, because it turns out that the Russian supply disruption we were all expecting on the back of the EU sanctions hasn't really come through as expected and maybe we won't be losing as much Russian oil after all. Long ago far away, Lisa Abraham was put two kids through school, speculating an oil when it went down under zero. There was that huge shock of 18 months ago, two years ago. We kidder that she had two bears of oil and her living room and delivery. Are we going to get the same spring here? Did we have a possibility of seeing 70 West Texas intermediate become 95 or a hundred West Texas intermediate in a cup of coffee? I'm afraid so. I think we have a very springy. I think you use a great war there. Springy oil market because inventories remain quite low, spare capacity site. And if you look at the three key drivers of oil prices heading into 2023, there are clearly, in my view, whatever happens to OPEC plus Russia, whatever happens to China reopening, and the third one being the fed pivot. And the way I think about each one of those is if you look at our 2023 numbers, all the demand growth that we forecast for next year is coming from emerging markets with China being 50% of that and India being about 20%. Catch more of this in other conversations on today's Bloomberg surveillance podcast. Subscribe to Apple, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Please listen anytime. I'm Bloomberg dot com. Bloomberg television first in global business news. The markets matter and they are moving. Yields actually lower globally from New York to San Francisco. Headlines involving Twitter. From London to Hong Kong. It has been a week of huge gyration. The world turns to Bloomberg for market moving headlines. It's all eyes are on what's going on in the tech space. The dollar really taking control here. Bloomberg television
"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Blanche a Bank of America on oil. Now, shockingly lower. We've seen a dorsal liquidity. Liquidity is falling very quickly in the forward markets. And then I think beyond that, the physical market has been actually relatively more supported. Although that's changing a bit too, because it turns out that the Russian supply disruption we were all expecting on the back of the EU sanctions hasn't really come through as expected and maybe we won't be losing as much Russian oil after all. Long ago far away, Lisa Abraham was put two kids through school, speculating an oil when it went down under zero. There was that huge shock of 18 months ago, two years ago. We kidder that she had two barrels of oil in her living room and delivery. Are we going to get the same spring here? Did we have a possibility of seeing 70 West Texas intermediate, become 95 or a hundred West Texas intermediate in a cup of coffee? I'm afraid so. I think we have a very springy. I think you use a gray war there. Springy oil market because inventories remain quite low, spare capacity site. And if you look at the three key drivers of oil prices heading into 2023, there are clearly, in my view, whatever happens to OPEC plus Russia, whatever happens to China reopening, and the third one being the fed pivot. And the way I think about each one of those is if you look at our 2023 numbers, all the demand growth that we forecast for next year is coming from emerging markets with China being 50% of that and India being about 20%. Catch more of this in other conversations on today's Bloomberg
"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"View. So let's talk about the paint trade and the Bloomberg, our market vision is 2020. I am shocked by the moves that we're seeing in the rights market. Bloomberg radio, the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com. This is Bloomberg daybreak Europe. We think China is going to be a tailwind on growth. We can see positive growth supportive policy settings in China as they come out of COVID lockdowns. We've got to take that action to support families right across the country who would otherwise going to be hit by another thousand pounds on their energy bills. That is just wrong. These are really very tough times, high inflation, rising unemployment, and ultimately probably deflation. Bloomberg daybreak, Europe, on Bloomberg radio. It's 8 30 a.m. in London 9 30 in Paris in Berlin. Good morning. I'm Stephen Carroll. And I'm Alex Webb. You're listening to Bloomberg day break Europe. It's half an hour into the cash equities trading session here in Europe. The stock 600 is flat at this point in the air. The FTSE 100 down by two tenths of 1% the cat carat up by a quarter of the Dax in Frankfurt up by four tenths as well across the stocks 600. It is auto parts that are seeing the biggest gains across these sectors, banks, bottom of the basket down 7 tenths of 1%, on Wall Street, S&P E mini futures down three tenths NASDAQ futures down four tenths. This as we're saying the Bloomberg dollar spot index push higher, it's a quarter percent higher this morning. Now on to today's top stories and we'll start in the U.S. where fed officials agreed last month on the need to eventually dial back the pace of rate hikes, but the minute show they wanted to see inflation slow due to concerns about price rises becoming entrenched. Republican congressman for Arkansas, French hill, sits on the congressional financial services committee, he saw the minutes as a sign the fed has one focus. I think they just reinforced that they're serious to get back to focusing on price stability and defeating inflation. I think that's the important mission that they have and I took the minutes to mean they're going to keep at it. That was Republican congressman French hill speaking, investors scaled back bets for the next fed rate hike to 50 basis points for the September meeting. Moving on from the fed, the former Bank of England, policymaker Danny blanche flair says illumining UK recession will force the next prime minister to scrap talk about tax cuts and deliver more help to the less well off. The darkness economics professor was speaking to Bloomberg radio after the UK's July inflation print sword to 10.1%. Blanche layer criticized proposals to change the Bank of England's inflation target. The government is going to have to step in and do something like Gordon Brown proposed, which is trying to help poor people who can't afford to pay their bills. And this is many millions of people in the UK. So changing the remit of the Bank of England is literally like fiddly while Rome burns. It's not relevant right now. What's relevant is to get people money to pay their bills. That's a former member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, Danny blanchflower speaking to us on Bloomberg radio. The U.S. and Taiwan have started formal negotiations over a bilateral trade initiative. The U.S. says the first round of talks will take place early in the autumn. The move is likely to further inflame tensions with China already high after House speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taipei. Fresh rail strikes today and Saturday are set to bring the majority of train services in Britain to a halt, more than 50,000 union members from the RMT, TSA and unite will be involved in the 24 hour walkouts, staff at network rail and train operators want more pay and job security, but there's been little progress in negotiations since Mick lynch general secretary of the rail maritime and transport union spoke during the last strike three weeks ago People have been impoverished in this country by below inflation pay deals. And this is yet another below inflation paid deal. What we do with those offers is consult our members and they have overwhelmingly given us the answer that they reject that offer. That's Michelangelo the RMT union, the national rail walkouts will overlap with other strike action on London Boston underground services that happens tomorrow that action will be followed by 8 days of strikes by dacos at Felix dowe, the UK's biggest container port that threatens Georges of everything from toys to elect consumer electronics to clothes. There's a new warning about the fiscal challenges facing the UK's next prime minister. The institute for fiscal studies says there will be a 23 billion pound increase in government borrowing next year before any new measures are counted. That raises questions about the viability of big tax cuts being promised by the two Tory leadership candidates. The IFS says that without pledges for spending cuts, it's hard to square their promises with managing the nation's finances responsibly. Okay, those are our top stories. Let's get to some of the events that we're following later today with Leon guerin's Leon, what have you got for us? Stephen, good morning to you so at 10 a.m. we get Euro area July CPI data will bring you all of that at one 30 p.m. UK time. It's U.S. initial jobless claims and the Philly fed business outlook too. That's followed by some earnings news S day lord of fourth quarter results at two 30 p.m. UK time the company is expected to benefit from a cosmetic renaissance in the U.S. and Europe and is that because we're all wearing makeup to go back into the office who knows, then at 3 p.m. UK time will have U.S. July existing home sales data and finally tonight, the fed president's Esther George and Neil kashkari are due to speak at separate events about the economic outlook and
"blanche" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"They're actually forecasting deflation as well. So obviously this is a temporary phenomenon. It's very worrying. It's very high. People are going to hurt because of it. But ultimately, this is going to go away. And the economy is going to head terribly into a long-lasting and deep recession. So I think they have to sit pat and wait. Obviously, it's worrying, but these are really very tough times. High inflation falling output rising unemployment and ultimately probably deflation. But given the inflationary forces are at this stage pretty strong, what's the point of the monetary policy committee if they're not there to step in and hike rates to come inflation? I mean, I sat up that committee and the way you have to think about this is that monetary policy takes 18 months or so to have any effect. And so the committee can't respond to every little recent rise. They have to think what's going to happen in 18 months or so down the road. Is inflation going to be high then, not now. And is this rise today? Does this change your view of what happened a month ago? And the answer is every prospect that these numbers will fall. World prices are falling. The committee can't just respond to one month change. They have to think, what does the world look like in 18 months or two years? And the answer is by that point, inflation will have fallen. The big problem the British economy will have is it will be deep in recession caused essentially by the Bank of England raising rates faster than it should have. That's form a member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, Danny blanche flair is speaking to us on Bloomberg radio. This is Bloomberg
"blanche" Discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)
"So I'm going to be really candid with you with four moments. We've been going through some very stern teachings lately on the way as we dive into the sermon on the mount from Matthews 5 through 7. These last two shows we have done big butts part one and two. I've really indulged in very stern teachings. And it's only a fit inappropriate that we should dive into these things because these are the very words of God. They have life and so it is incumbent upon us to sharpen one another as ironed as iron. The Bible does tell us to do these things. And this is the job of the preachers and the teachers and the apostles, the evangelists, and the prophets among us. Unfortunately, so many of them are linked in their duties. They got his raised up people who is going to get this word out one way or the other. The word of God will never fail. It will never fade away. It is with us today and it will always be with us and if we don't cry out the rocks will. So I want to be very candid with you for a moment. I don't mean to suggest in any way that either of us are exempt from the normal human failings that the greasy grace narrative has risen up to take advantage of the leverage. Most of the contrary, I'm as flawed and as failing a human being as it's ever been born. But about being absolutely perfect, it's about the pursuit of being perfect because our holy father told us that we must be perfect as he is perfect. Jesus told us be perfect as your holy father is perfect. He wouldn't have said that if we can't do that and he certainly would not have charged us with that. If it wasn't from the heart of God. And it is. The charge to be perfect as he is perfect is not suggesting that we will ever be that way. Until we are glorified and crossed over to be with him, what it does mean, however, is that we are to live our lives every single day, walking with Jesus endeavoring to be perfect. Trying to be perfect by his grace. Being trained up into a son or a daughter of the living God who can be perfect. It's not to suggest that any of us are there yet. But just because we aren't there yet, just because we have not yet obtained the level of perfection yet that is required by the gospel. It does not give us carte blanche to do whatever we want. And certainly doesn't give us the latitude to ignore wholesale scriptures just because they happen to make us uncomfortable. And that's what happens in Matthew's 5 through 7 in this teaching that we have been indulging called big butts on the mountain. We are diving into some very tough, very rough teachings that challenge me to my core that shake me to my core because it exposes everything that is flawed in human and all of us. The fallen condition of man, the sinful nature that we all have had to battle with. He makes it very clear that just because we have this nature, just because we battle with this, he's not going to let us off. He has come to pay and it did pay the sacrifice for our sins. He died in the cross for us. He redeemed us. And he has saved us, and now he requires us as we walk with Holy Spirit and him, and with father, living in us. To live our lives in a manner that proves our Salvation through works that reflect our repentance. So to be clear, we're not teaching these things because we're think we're holier than anyone. But we're not teaching these things because you need to go around acting that way either. We're teaching these things because these are the actual words of God, and they are being heard and far too few places among far too few members of the laity. There are being ignored, almost entirely by the body of Christ right now, and that is an abomination. If these words are ignored, they are ignored to the detriment into the damnation and to the suffering. Of all of his little. The scriptures say that my children died for the my children perish for the lack of knowledge. And that's exactly what the Nick ladies do among us, by the way. They attack us by withholding from us. What they claim we are too ignorant to grasp on our own. It's a wicked evil scheme, actually. Meant to promulgate wickedness among the laity so that consciousness will be seared. And sin will be indulged and wicked people who are in high places in the church and the body of Christ can either fatten themselves on the riches that are coming into the, you know, the sheaves that are coming in or they can indulge other wicked evil behaviors that we know they are among us. No, we are going to continue to teach the word of God as it is with, without altering or modifying a single syllable of what Jesus said. So whether it is in the New Testament, the Old Testament, the words of God stand as they are. God doesn't change. He never has never will. And what he said on that mountainside overlooking the Lake of ganesa right or the sea of you at the same place. When he's with his famous words from Matthew 5 three 7, the famous sermon of the mount was recorded, and all of these butts that we've been discoursing about in recent weeks. Was all those things were uttered. Those are the words of God. God almighty spoke truthfully to us. He spoke boldly to us. He spoke without reservations without fear of what how it would impact us. Truth of truth no matter how you slice it and God's slices are perfectly. So join us again this week for the final episode of this series that we were calling big butts on the mountain. On the way..
"blanche" Discussed on Revision Path
"It draws on a lot of really stuff that I'm like fascinated by whether it's like cultural tribal mass African mass or Japanese mass or things like holy scripts from the E Chang, stuff like that. Fascinates me, so. That's kind of you can go in a nutshell. Yeah, I was gonna ask about like what the significance with the masks might be. I haven't even figured it out myself, honestly. If I ever have a therapist, it'll come out. But I'll figure out why I'm so fascinated by masks. But I don't know. I love the mass designs. Of all cultures. Yeah, Japanese Tibetan Chinese African different African tribes. I think it's kind of what they represent, but and when you look into why they exist, they all kind of have their own unique meaning, but there's kind of like this connection that you see between all these different cultures that were separated by oceans. I don't know. There's just something beautiful, I think, too, mass. When you look back at your body of work, is there any one project that really stands out to you the most? When I was working at vice, I created this one piece called bone dance. I think it's 1530 second long animation. It was for vice's, they did like a weed week where for a week they were just air like weed inspired content. And they test us. They were like, you can create anything you want if it's like for weed week. And we'll put it on eBay. Which is a cool brief. I don't have that anymore. And at the time, even I knew I was like, this is cool. But looking back, I'm like, wow, that was, you can create anything you want, and they'll put it on TV. For that project, I was like, I came up with this concept of having without going too deep into it. I wanted to create this thing that was a little bit like trippy, but sort of like high thought kind of like would make people think 'cause it would be playing late at night. Hopefully while people are smoking weed and they'll see it and be like, oh, that was different, you know, I didn't want to just create regular weed bong stuff. So that was probably like my favorite project because it was sort of I had the most carte blanche. It's still to this day. I look back and I'm like, oh, people see it and they're like, oh, this is still super cool. Yeah, I think that's probably my favorite piece. I've done. Have you had any mentors or anyone that I've really kind of helped you out? Throughout your career. And before you answer that, I feel like your dad may be one of them. In case you're not going to mention them because you've mentioned them just in passing about how he's really pushed you and especially early on to be more artistic in this way. Yeah, I mean, that was, I mean, you got it. It's definitely my dad. I've always had teachers who are like, they're really helpful, but they haven't stuck with me. For the long haul, you know what I mean? Like I might keep in contact with some of my teachers, but like after school, but not as much. So my dad has always been there. So I've always been able to tell him about what I'm doing, and he's an artist himself. So I can he gets it..
"blanche" Discussed on Exponential Podcast
"Use different is one I'm a rowsley not a big fan of the over glorification small groups in church as the probably the most controversial thing does not official me. But i think that we. This is a barrier for for unity searching among raise one. Is we because we don't know if i most just don't even know who. Their stop is decipher Experience let alone to the note with their congregations cycling in so since we don't mesh disciples show in no for sure options happening in our even say many people in our churches like if you put them. Fifty people aren't churches from elders to staff to heave volunteers to somewhat good volunteers. The some shops just eaglet show regularly all different levels in the church. He put him in fifty different rooms. Gave him blanche geeta paver that simply said on that she'd big late. What does discipleship look like. What is the plan for discipleship. Look like at our church. Would they have the same answer to that. Flushing in my opinion. If they don't have the same answer as even remotely close or they have to kinda just guests as they read in the bible. The nate we probably haven't given clarity or much attention to what's option. Looks like in the church sale. Let's say we don't have a plan for discipleship. Our plan is small groups on. We'd like if i'd say ninety percent of time from was of safes small groups. But if i say okay. So active What percent of people in. This loggers are silenced. Once the idea. I've never had a church sydney. No it's all But it was jokingly saying. I think that small groups is spanish fuller for or basically what will actually says that. We want organic design Amount of small groups. I think that organic is a spanish word for. We don't have a plan but we.
The Fact About the Nation's Debt
"Actually had two senators call me today And thank me for my monologue on life liberty and Levin how I cleared up this whole issue of the debt And how the nation will not Avoid paying its debt That is unless the president of the United States chooses to do that which would be unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment Just remember we bring in the government brings in rather $320 billion give or take every month The debt service every month is $44 billion So you can do the math $44 billion is the debt service $320 billion is the gross that the federal government brings in from all sources So there's more than enough 85% or so left To pay for social security which is to be paid Medicare which is to be paid federal pensions and other veterans which are to be paid And there's other issues in there too that are to be paid And the rest they have to debate over And what the Democrats have said is we don't want to put a figure in there We want to go into December 2022 with no cap on spending whatsoever So the Republicans said number one there's no reason to default on the Dutch as pay it Pay the debt service and number Two we're not giving you carte blanche Now those are the facts you won't read them in the New York slimes of the Washington compost It won't hear them in the constipated news network and you won't hear them on MSL SD Nor will you hear any of it on NBC ABC or CBS
"blanche" Discussed on The Joys Of Binge Reading: The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
"I'm not thinking of writing anything not i enjoying that time. Yes i am. Because as you'd be aware a riders laws is locked by yourself staring at the size of the screen all day for the part of the day. Sasha lies is very very restricted. And i'm having rural right fab lunch and shopping in catching up with all my old friends from As early twenties on really loving did fantastic match. It really is so. Do you do entertain chatting with your readers online. Do you do any sort of engagement or are you doing some promotional These the slightest quadrille gio heavy. What type books. How can people find you if they want to look. I done do chatting online. I've win social media. I into the universe. I had a good located. And i told that is not for me. I'm going nowhere near it. So all i do is eight miles and people name. i'll man all email back old. Like rodman all right back by identity chatting online. I don't do blogs any of that sort of thing it just it. It seriously doesn't appeal to me. The thing is jerry was in the public. Our great dale was also the yeast trolled Before social media. And so it absolutely put me off. I can totally understand that actually. That's lovely that's wonderful. We'll look thank you so much for being with us today. I really salute with that. That the five books series. It's fantastic thank you. Thank you jimmy. I'm grateful. Thanks for listening to the joys of finch reading podcast you can find all the details and links for this episode at dub dub dub dot the joys of binge reading dot com. We'd love to your comments and suggestions for who you'd like us to interview nixed and if you enjoyed the show take a moment to subscribe on. I tunes or a similar provider. So you won't miss out on future guests. Thanks for joining us and happy reading the joys have been reading. Podcast is put together with fantastic technical help from dan. Cotton and abe raffles. Dan is an experienced sound and video engineer. Whose radiant available to help you with your next project seeking out at d c audio services at g. mile dot com that steve. Daniel cpa charlie audio services ex. Gm out dot com or check casher nights. He's fast he takes pride and getting it right and he's great to work with a voice. I was done by abe raffles another. Gm of sound and scream has twenty years of experience on both sides of the camera slash mike refined as a cameraman director and also voice artist and tv presenter. I think you'd have grey that. His voice is both lighthearted and warm. He is super easy to work with. No matter what the job you'll find him at a a b e anche point and shoot dot dot insead as i say the full details in the show arts on the website. That's it for now. Thanks for listening heartfully. See you next week.
"blanche" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"Okay done at least for now. You believe what happened on january. Sixth was just the the end result of something. That's been brewing and this nation for decades who the the only difference that i see was the group that committed that horrendous act got permission to do so openly because over the past few decades we've seen types of insurrectionist actions like the oklahoma city bombing and other examples of insurrection that were done as splinter groups per se but they january sixth Fiasco had everything to do with them. Being given carte blanche to openly portray the behaviors that they have been practicing harbouring for the past decade. Now yes it did. Change the landscape for some people. And i'll say changed the landscape for those that weren't paying attention. That might be a little harsh. But it's still a fact of the matter. Those of us that have been experiencing these types of things our entire lives. It wasn't something new to us. We just knew it was a matter of win. In my opinion so both speakers are correct in their summation of The change that needs to be made but again the bottom line is how do we get there and in my opinion is one of the ways to get. There is scrubbing the floor. Clean if you will and putting down a new surface someone. Can you know make that analogy that. We have to scrap the constitution. And start again that so be it if we have to scrub the house floor clean and the senate floor clean and put in new people that have going to work for those that elected them so be it but how we get there..
"blanche" Discussed on In the Garden
"It was an april. I noticed a few of them started to sprout. This little green sprouts coming out of the wall there and but i just trim those off them and then there was more or less than a mitric is to buy a bag of onions supermarket than i planned to eat. I put them under the sink. Then remember it about three months later. I find a forest underneath vic- forced degree sproul do have a caller on the line. Your first name in town. Please turkey in braintree. Could you quickly run through the recipe for your pesto. Call the middle of it. No problems was it's too packed. Cups of basil. Okay and then a quarter couple on. That's it's a. It's a cup of all of oil or any kind of nice nice oil. Half a coupla masan cheese teaspoons salt and that you can do to taste you know you can. You can try it out and then let's see a half a cup of partially partially in there too and then there will you. You take that two cups of basil and into throat into to boiling water. Just blanchet so. It's just a quick you know. Put it in take it out and then i put that right in the food processor and well before i put the basil in i put the some of the oil and the nuts and i get them started with the garlic. Did a safe. you know. Four to eight gloves garlic and so after that started we put the basil leaves in there. And just you know. Churn it until it starts to get sort of cream and stuff and then you can put in an eighth of a teaspoon of citric acid. Some people don't use and some people don't blanche should. But i find the combination is. It's nice and green when you take it out any it anytime for in that next year which which is my wife especially likes and we signed this. You don't blanche the parsley but don't blanche a partially. It doesn't seem to need it. Stays green no matter. What and if speaking of which. If you happen to have a lot of partially..
"blanche" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"It is the Chris Blanche Show Michael Pelkey and for Chris Plante one more day and we have a lot to get. Try and get to today. We're having a little fun earlier fun with Jeffrey Toobin, not that kind of fun. But we're, um, coming up with topics titles for his book. He is putting out a book about the Oklahoma City bombing. But I also thought it would be fun for us to Come up with the title for a book that he might be writing. I don't know to tell his own story. So before we talked to Tracy beans from uncovered DC she'll be here in just a couple of minutes. Talk about what Facebook has been doing. And why it's important for us to get all of the details on what Facebook has been up to some of your calls some of your suggestions on what we should title this new tube in book, and by the way, the one that I was texted Earlier. Stroke of genius. Just going to leave that right there. Kevin is driving somewhere. We have no idea where he's driving. But he's driving. Welcome, Kevin. Hi. Yeah, I think that I think it should be a self help book, maybe or not. Zoom Medic. It, uh and I'm sure it's going to be a very touching story. Very, very good. I see what you did there. Very nice. Well done, sir. Thank you Drive safely and don't be on the phone unless it's hands free, which I guess would leave out. Jeffrey Toobin. Frank is in Louisville, Kentucky. Frank. Welcome to the Chris Polanco. Hey, Mike. Hello, Mike. I'm a fan of the segment of your show. And I think you're doing a good job filling in for Chris. Appreciate you appreciate that. I think sensitive might be a follow up book, The Oklahoma City bombing. The title probably should be something like, Hey, I'll just polishing it and it went off. I don't know what happened. Mm. I'm just going to let that go. Thank you, Frank. I think Ryan and Silver Mount Tennessee is on the phone. Ryan, do you have a title for Jeffrey Toobin's book? Hey, Good morning, Mark. Hello, brother. I didn't get a chance to put in my word for the day yesterday, but I think it kind of, uh, coincided with the one that you came up with, and also have a tube in total. Okay. Alright, my one. Yes, My one yesterday was going to be either catastrophic or catastrophe. And it may it may actually direct from from your word. Yeah. Caca stockers. How we describe this administration. What's your Jeffrey Toobin Book title. It's one of my favorite shows when I was growing up called Diff'rent Strokes. Okay? Yes, the classic sitcom Well, don't serve. Thank you. Ryan Justin in Joplin, Missouri. I believe it's Joplin. Justin, Welcome to the Cris Blanco. Thank you doing a good job today. Thank you. Very Diana title would be everything like they how Oklahoma City through an explosion. I missed it. You broke up on me a little bit. Uh, anything exotic How he stroked Oklahoma City to an explosion. Okay. Okay. I am. I think we're starting to mix it up here. I wasn't necessarily titling the Oklahoma City book, but that's okay. Thank you for your efforts. Vicky and Hagerstown, Maryland, Vicky. Welcome to the Chris Plante show. Hi. Thank you, Mike for having me and you're doing a great job. I have Two of them. One is Jeffrey Toobin exposed and CNN is pulling for me. Oh, those are both excellent. Both accident Jeffrey Toobin exposed. I wonder if he'll have a Like the little quote on the inside. Or maybe in the forward some of the recommendations from people like Anthony Weiner. Maybe there'll be a comment from him as well. Thank you. Vicky. Appreciate you being there. I mentioned this story and I want to get to it because it's It's a really important story, and it deals with social media. A lot of us are still on Facebook, and I get heat from people for being on Facebook. But there's just so much So much information that's still there. Do I like what Facebook is doing in terms of censoring me or adding commentary when I raise questions? No, I don't. And a lot of people in the government are saying what has Facebook been doing as it related to both the last election and two cove? It? And diving into this is my buddy Tracy beans from uncover d c dot com They they do actual journalism on stories like this. And not afraid to ask the tough questions. So there is some action happening around Facebook and what they've been up to. So I asked Tracy to come in here and and help us out Tracy beans. I'm glad you're here because I am a fan of journalism. I like journalism to Mike. Thanks for having me. I'm glad you're here. I really am because you have a story that begs a lot of attention. A story on uncovered D C from Michelle Edwards. About the Republicans who are pushing and pushing hard to get some covid 19 documents, but they're not pushing them from necessarily, Dr Fauci. They are trying to get them from Mark Zuckerberg. How is Zuckerberg now involved in all of this? Well, just in the same way that Gates has turned into the man of the vaccine. It appears that Zuckerberg is the man of the early covid crisis. So Fauci was communicating with Zuckerberg very early on about, you know, all different things, including actually vaccine information. Um, even even before the vaccine was even a word that somebody was uttering out. Out of their mouth. And what the what Jordan is looking for is anything that would show collusion between what the public was allowed to see on Facebook in regards to Covid, 19 and Some kind of coordination between the NIH and Fauci and Facebook, either prohibiting that information or directing sort of the tone of the information. So people like me who would post something questioning or asking the question? Where did this come from? What's this man made? Was it a weaponized virus that may have been unleashed on the world and then we got some sort of shadow banning, or at least a warning. Buy Facebook. There is a question about whether or not there was collusion with the NIH and Zuckerberg and maybe other social media outlets. Yes, indeed. And if you remember early on when people were trying to talk about first of all, um, the lab leak theory, right and scientists even we're coming out with information on the genome and all of that, and then hydroxychloroquine and other drugs that were being touted as early sort of shores for Covid. The social platform censored that information much in the same way they censored the story about Hunter Biden's laptop before the election..
"blanche" Discussed on The Dictionary
"The jaw is bone and then They i think they've got spine but other than that. Then they're all cartilage. It's its muscle lots of muscle as skin and stuff and then a lotta cartilage. So you don't you. Don't get much of a skeleton with fish like that next. We have cartload one word noun from the fourteenth century as much as a cart will hold and then maybe somebody can charge a cartridge fee to load up. The cart next is cartographer noun from circa eighteen. Forty seven one. That makes maps thank you to all of you. Cartographers out there for creating map so we know where we are going. Next cartography now n- from circa eighteen forty seven the science or art of making maps cartographic and cartographical are adjectives and cartographic isn't adverb. And this is from. The french cartography garth graffiti which is from cart that has an e at the end which means card or map plus griffey which means the suffix grafitti. And there's more at the word card it is making maps on kearns and the here we go with our last word. We've got two forms. It is the word. Carton cer t. o. N. like a carton of milk This is a noun. The first form is a noun from eighteen. Twenty five a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard. This is french. From the italian katona which means paste board. And then the second form of carton is a verb from nineteen twenty one transitive says to pack or enclosed in a carton and then the transitive says to shape cartons from cardboard sheets. So today we had carte blanche curtains jour cartel kartali has cartesian cartesian coordinate cartesian plane cartesian product carthusian cartilage. Cartagena skirt alanis fish. Cartload cartographer cartography and carton. Well i think. I gotta go with carte blanche there was. There were some good ones in their carte. Blanche how do you say that carte blanche Carte blanche i dunno. I just like the idea of you've got carte blanche. I have carte blanche to do whatever i want with. This podcast is my guest. I do this all by myself. And i can just do whatever have that power and i you know what. What are you have carte blanche to do. What in your life. You just have full control over. Has anybody ever given you carte blanche to do something to create something. What is that. let me know is that good. That's good okay. Thank you very much for listening. And until next time this has spencer dispensing information goodbye..
"blanche" Discussed on The Dictionary
"Three a combination of political groups for common action. This is french again. it means letter of defiance. It is from the old italian cartel which literally means placard also from carta which means leaf of paper so they put it on a leaf of paper carta cartel cartel but they are very defiant when they write it next we have carta lies with an s. e. it is the british variation of carta lies with a z. E. which is our next word is a transitive verb from nineteen fifteen. Carta lies to bring under the control of a cartel and cartelization is a noun next. We have cartesian. We're gonna have four cartesian. Words capital c. a. r. e. s. a. n. adjective from sixteen fifty. Six of or relating to rene descartes or his philosophy and cartesian is a noun a cartesian. Ism cartesian ism is a noun. It's interesting that They didn't take his whole last name. It's not day cartesian. it's just cartesian. Maybe the day means Like of kartez something But let's look at the atom analogy. It says it is from purchase. Which means descartes. Probably in french or something Let's see. I don't think that they're going to get into this Rene descartes i believe he was the philosopher. Who said i think therefore i am So essentially the what he believed to be the case was that. If you have the ability to think consciously and to be aware of your own consciousness than that means you exist but are cats aware of their own existence. Do they think the way that they we do. Some would argue. Probably not but does that mean that they don't exist. I would disagree. I think that they do exist. Even though they can't necessarily think about consciousness the way that we do so i don't know if he was so right there. I think there are other philosophers who sort of use that as a jumping off point and came up with some better stuff but correct me..
Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections
"Rolling back protections for migratory birds. Tom Roberts has the story. The White House's reinterpreting the 1918 migratory birds statute, Trudy's penalties for companies and developers who inadvertently killed them. The policy put in place in the 19 seventies to find an illegal taking of a migratory bird as any action that caused the death of a protected species. Whether deliberate or accidental, environmentalists argue the change will give polluters carte blanche to kill. Birds, which is not just illegal. It's cruel. I'm Tom Roberts come on his
Ilona Verley: Drag Race's Two-Spirit Queen
"I'd like to start off talking about being to spirit. Is that nine denver that you grew up around and with the knowledge that it was something a person could be no. I didn't actually i. Was you know. I did grow up around my culture. It wasn't until just after high school. I went to make up school. Blanche macdonald here in vancouver. I met jalen time. Who's now my gat. But she is an amazing indigenous trans two spirit drake artists. That was my first time. Actually hearing not term was when meeting her she was someone who really got me educated on that aspect of my culture when i met her and was hearing about being spirit. It was clicking for me. Like so quickly i was like this is something that resides with me so deeply as like okay like this. Is that missing thing that i felt when i was coming out like this. This is who i am. I'm to spear also you knew right away you heard about it and said oh that's me absolutely it's like i felt like i was always searching for this. One thing you know and meeting jay leeann hearing about two spirit and what it means to be to spirit. It just clicked a million things in my my so. Tell me if i'm wrong but just like how. There are many different groups of indigenous people across north america minor. Standing is that all to spear people really have different roles within society and traditions depending on the different tribe that it really differs from group to group. Is that correct. Yes being spirit essentially you know. The term was only brought around in the nineties right. So every indigenous group has had their own words or their own terms for what two spirit people were in their communities. You know two spirit. People have many different backgrounds from like giving names to the children. Hunting began gathering like it. Just there's so many different positions for two spirit people because we as these people flow between the masculine and the feminine. There was never like a sat. Like oh you're mail do this job. You're female do this job for as long as the stories can tell have been between and woven through every aspect in every part of our communities so i guess what i'm wondering as like is being spirit. Something that is culturally known and accepted in within indigenous cultures. And i guess the answer to that is in some. Yes and some no yeah. It's totally cracked. A lot of indigenous communities with the whole residential school thing and like whitewashing really lost touch with accepting the queer people in their communities. I thankfully come from a group of indigenous people who are very supportive and very uplifting of being to spirit. I'm really happy that in today's world. We're seeing a resurgence of people claiming their identity as two spirit people. I mean part of who they are and education and getting their communities involved with re accepting two spirit people. You know that's something that makes me very very happy.
Cleve Jones: Queer Spaces After COVID-19
"The reality is that the Gayborhood are going away. So, if you look at San, Francisco's Castro district or Seattle's Capitol Hill or Washington DC's Dupont circle or boys town in Chicago West Hollywood or anywhere you want to look lavender Heights in Sacramento wherever you look where there's a defined gay neighborhood. It's not just a place where there's bars though bar life has always been an important part of our culture. It's where very important things happen. I is political power. When we are concentrated in specific precinct gives us the power to elect our own public office the the power to defeat our opponents, the power to pass legislation that directly affects our lives in our wellbeing. As we are dispersed. We lose that power. Another super important part of it was the cultural vitality look at all the amazing stuff that's come out of West Hollywood that's come out of my neighborhood I mean it's no coincidence that the rainbow flag and the First Gay Synagogue and the First Gay Film Festival and the Aids Memorial Quilt and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence all were born in the Castro because there's that magic that happens when creative people when choreographers and filmmakers dancers and deejays and painters. Are All in that same area and I. Know that collaboration can occur very effectively online but there's nothing like the magic of face to face contact close proximity for that cultural vitality, and then the third thing that's at risk are the specialized social services for our most vulnerable population. So. Whether we're talking about people like myself who are getting old long term survivors of HIV or queer kids trans kids who were fleeing trump's America where do they go? They can't come to the Castro a little crappy studio apartment in the Castro is going to cost you twenty, five, hundred dollars a month. So this is the reality that nobody's really quite talking about that that community that has given so much and strengthened us in inspired US moved. US forward. Being threatened and there's many factors technology. Many. People will say, Oh, well, we can live anywhere. We want. No, you can't. Tell me that try it. You know go to Duluth and walk down main street and hold hands no offense to duluth or any other city. You Might WanNa try doing that outside of a gayborhood. So we need these these spaces they're important and we need to figure out what's our next move? Do you have a solution. There's no easy solution but yeah, when people say oh, cleave. Cities Change well. Thank you for that brilliant observation. Yes. Of course, it has changed but we want to. Be Thinking about that change and the big factor is that cities have changed in a way. That's profoundly new. For generations since the industrial revolution, the cities were the place where refugees went immigrants, Bohemians, counterculture people, artists, homosexuals, and all these people of all these different backgrounds and ethnicities genders would you know create this these cauldrons of creativity and and they would climb their way up the economic ladder move out to the suburbs and that was really accelerated in the Post Warrior the nineteen fifties, the nineteen sixties, nineteen seventies, the phenomenon of white flight. So when I got to San Francisco, the population of that city had been declining steadily since the end of World War Two and we were able to go into these neighborhoods that had been largely abandoned by the working class immigrants that had built them originally. And create what we created I on Polk Street. Then on Castro and folsom street hate streets you know he's really vibrant communities. These are now some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world. So the district that gave us Harvey Milk. is now inhabited increasingly by wide heterosexual gendered millionaires when you arrived in San. Francisco, you had a sleeping bag and a couple of shirts and forty two dollars and you were welcomed into this guy's home. You would never met who was not expecting you. It was an address you have from a friend and there was a safe place to live and to get on your feet. Even, if it's not as San Francisco, like that mentality is so unique. I think that's pretty much now partly because it's just so difficult to survive. So the young people I meet in their early twenty S. You know these and of course San Francisco, it's all tech And there's a lot of anger towards the tech invaders but I have a lot of empathy and. Real concern for them because first of all, most of them are working sixty seventy hours a week. They have no job security. There would never use the the phrase exploited workers to describe themselves but are blanche you are but I think also back then and especially in San Francisco it was still Kinda Hippie dippy. And it was very counterculture. It was very communal. And everybody was kind of expected and really encouraged to contribute in some way. You didn't necessarily have to be all that good at what you did, but you needed to do something whether it was a drag show or video or film or A. Poetry contest or something there was A. There was a real nurturing of people's creative pulses and a lot of support for there was so many places I knew where if I was hungry I just show up and there would be every night. There would be a communal potluck dinner. There were probably six or seven of those households within a few blocks of where I was living on Castro Street. So I never went hungry.
The Secret Lives of The Palace of Fine Arts Swans
"Heading out to answer me question about how the swans are protected from coyotes is reporter Saul. Asana. Poor. I visit the Palace of fine arts at dusk on a misty grey weeknight. FOGHORNS. Are droning on in the background, but you can still hear the birds. Without Aharon. The swamp so they were hard to find I had to circle around the entire lagoon before I finally saw them we're looking for the. Oh Yes and. They're just hanging out in the open like this. There is one person who doesn't have any problem finding the swans. Her name is Gail Hagerty, and she is the Swan Lady I bow who they are across the water and people say to me well, how can you tell and I should? Because I've been taking care of them for so long for twenty five years. Gale has visited the swans daily and manage their diet mostly lettuce on a swan feed for dessert they get cheese. It's they loved they just goeke dessert for those. The Palace of fine. Arts. Has Two mute swans blanche and blue boy called mute swans because they don't make as many vocalisations as other types of swans. Blanche is very sweet and very forgiving. If I have to handle her, she will forgive me right away. Blue boy is he's the man of the lagoon. He doesn't like geese on their he doesn't like me. He's very large swan and He's always on a patrol always like who you who let you in and. But difficult personalities. Aside, these swans are graceful majestic when I see them on the water. It makes something in my soul feel whole and it's always been that way swans lived at the Palace of fine arts since it first opened during the Nineteen Fifteen Panama Pacific International Exhibition but one thing not in the design was an area to fence them off at night according to gale the Swan sleep out in the open. They are not put in any compound or any protective area in the evening. But where they go is they go into the gardeners nursery area which is fenced off, and they access that from the water to answer me, she's question coyotes haven't been. A problem for adult swans, swans are so big and so fast even on land they're fast I know because I had to run from him especially, but we've had swans for a long time. It's never been an issue for the adults but in the past, it has been an issue for the babies which are usually cared for on the lawn not in the gardener's nursery. Gail says a years ago the coyotes got to them eight them right there on site but doing some health issues, Gail says Blanche won't be having any more babies. So hopefully, coyotes won't be an issue. Now besides while on there are a lot of different birds at the Palace of fine arts. Course. Goes. We've got some horned owls in there and I won't see them normally might hear them.
Recipe edition, Margaretha Jngling
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The Trump Administration Plans To Send 150 Federal Agents To Chicago To Help With Gun Violence
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With COVID-19 cases on the rise, five new testing sites in Miami-Dade and Broward open
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‘The Golden Girls’ house now for sale with nearly $3M price tag
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Capital Allocation with Blair Silverberg and Chris Olivares
"Blair and Chris Welcome to the show. Thank, you good to be here. We're talking about capital allocation today and I'd like you to start off by describing the problems that you see with modern capital allocation for technology companies. I'm happy happy to start there. So I think it might be helpful to give. The listeners, a little bit of our backgrounds so I was a venture capitalist at draper. Fisher Jurvetson for five years I worked very closely with Steve. Jurvetson and we were financing are very MD intensive. Technology projects that became businesses things like satellite companies companies that were making chips to challenge the GP you new applications of machine learning algorithm so on and so forth and I think the most important thing to recognize is that the vast majority of technology funding does not actually go to those kinds of companies. The venture space is a two hundred fifty billion dollars per year investment space. The vast majority of the capital goes to parts of businesses that are pretty predictable like raising money in in investing that in sales, marketing and inventory or building technologies that have a fairly low technical risk profile, so the vast majority of tech companies find themselves raising money. From a industry that was designed to finance crazy high technology risk projects at a time where that industry because technology so pervasive you know really do the great work of of many entrepreneurs over the past twenty to thirty years, technology is now mainstream, but the financing structure to finance businesses not has not really changed much in that period of time. Yeah, and then I guess I'll talk a little bit. My my background is I came from consumer education sort of background, so direct to consumer, thinking about how you use tools and make tools that ingrained into the lives of teachers, parents students I was down in the junior class dojo before starting capital with Blair. We were working on the Earth thesis He. He was telling me a lot about this. The the date out. There exists to make more data driven in data rich decisions. How do we go software to make that easy to access in self service and sort of servicing the signal from the noise, and we kicked around the idea and I thought that they were just a tremendous opportunity to bring. What Silicon Valley really pioneered which is I think making software that is easy to use in agreeing to your live into kind of old industry fund raising capital Haitian. The kinds of capital allocation that exist there's. And debt, financing and different flavors of these. Of these things say more about the different classes of fundraising in how they are typically appropriated two different kinds of businesses. So. You have the main the main groups you know. Absolutely correct, so there's. Equity means you sell part of your business forever to a group of people and as Business Rosen succeeds. They'll get a share in that. Success and ultimately income forever. Debt means you temporarily borrow money from somebody you pay them money, and then at some point in time that money's paid back and you all future income for your business, so equities permanent, not permanent. If you think about how companies are finance like. Let's take the P five hundred. About thirty percents of the capital that S&P five hundred companies use to run. Businesses comes from debt. In the venture world that's remarkably just two percent. And the thing that's crazy is this is two percent with early stage seed companies, also two percent with public venture, backed companies in places like the best cloud index, which is like a one trillion dollar index of publicly traded technology companies started their life, and in with injure backing many of them SAS companies, these companies, also just two percent finance with debt, but nonetheless within these these classes, the reason it's obviously economically much better for a business and pretty much every case to finance itself with debt because it's not. Not It's not permanent, and it can be paid back. It's much much cheaper to use debt. That's why you buy a house with a mortgage show. You know you don't sell twenty percent of your future income forever to your bank help you buy a house, but the reason that people use equity comes back to the risk profile so just like. If you lose your job and you can't pay off your mortgage. The bank owns your home. Same exact thing happens with debt in so restorick Louis, if there's very low. Certainty around the outcome in typically early stage investment you're you're doing a lot of brand new are indeed you have no idea if it's GonNa work you cope. You know over time that you'll be successful, but there's really quite a bit of uncertainty equities a great tool because you're. You'RE NOT GONNA lose a business, you know everybody can basically react to a failed. Are Indeed project. Decide what to do next had saints. Equity is kind of the continent tool for high technical risk, high uncertainty investments, and then debt is basically the tool for everything else, and it can be used as most companies do for. Ninety percent of The places that businesses are investing so if you're spending money on sales and marketing, and you know what you're doing and you've been running campaigns before. That were successful, very. Little reason you should use equity for that if you're buying inventory if you are a big business that's. Reach a level of success that on. Means you have a bunch of diversified cashless. Coming in businesses might take out dead on business kind of overall, so it's less important what specifically you're using the money for, but it's important to recognize that most companies are financed roughly fifty fifty equity versus dead, just just intra back companies that. That are kind of uniquely Equity Finance. Scaling a sequel cluster has historically been a difficult task cockroach. DB Makes Scaling your relational database much easier. COCKROACH! DVD's a distributed sequel database that makes it simple to build resilient scalable applications quickly. COCKROACH DB is post grass compatible giving the same familiar sequel interface that database developers have used for years. 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It's often originating in a large source, a sovereign wealth fund or family office in it's being routed through something like capital allocators cater like a venture capital firm for example or a bank. How does this capital get allocated to these smaller sources? What is the supply chain of capital in the traditional sense? You know it's kind of funny to think about capital and things like the stock market in the form of a supply supply chain, but this is exactly how we think about it so at the end of the day. Capital originate. In somebody savings, basically society savings right you. You have a retirement account or your population like you know in in Singapore and Norway with a lot of capital, it sort of accumulated from. From the population and these sovereign wealth funds, or you're an endowment that's you know managing donations of accumulated over many many years, and ultimately you're trying to invest capital to earn a return and pay for something pay for your retirement pay for the university's operation so on so forth so that's Capitol starts, and it basically flows through the economy in theory. To all of the economic projects that are most profitable, inefficient for society, and so, if you step back, and you think about like how how is it that the American dream or the Chinese Miracle Happen? You know in in both of those cases different points of the last hundred years. Why is it that society basically stagnated? You know the world was a pretty scary. Scary place to live in up until about seventeen fifty, the industrial revolution started. Why is it that you know basically for all of human history? People fought each other for food and died at the age of thirty or forty, and over the last two hundred fifty years that it's totally changed. It's because we have an economic system that converts capital from its original owners. Diverts it to the most productive projects. which if they're successful, replace some old more expensive way of doing something with newer better way and so I think when when I described that like you know I, think most people can step back and say yeah, okay I. kind of see how capital flows through the system, it goes automatically to someone making an investment decision like a venture capital firm ultimately gets into the hands of the company company decides to invest in creating some great product that people love. Let's. Let's say like Amazon and then everybody switches from you know buying goods at some store that may or may not be out of you know may or may not being stock to the world's best selection of anything you'd never wanted. The most efficient price that's society gets wealthier basically through these these kind of steps in these transformations, but it's asking if you step back and think about it like nobody actually thinks it's processes as efficient as it could be like. We asked people all the time. People were interviewing journalists companies. We work with sewn. So how efficient do you think world's capital allocation is? I've never met a person that says it's pretty good. You know we're like ninety percent of the way there. In fact, most people think it's pretty inefficient. They think of companies like you know we work, and some of the more famous cases lately of of Silicon. Valley back businesses that that totally. underwhelmed disappointed. Their initial expectations and I think most people admit that the efficiency of capital allocation is either broken or nowhere close to achieving its potential, and so we basically we'll talk more about our technology and how we do we do. We basically think of this problem our problem to solve. There's an incredible amount of Apache inefficiency in how data that goes from a project or a company, ultimately funneling up to an investor flows, and so you know it's hard to place blame because there's so many people in the supply chain, but. But I think it super clear that if it's difficult to measure whether or not a project or a business is good at converting capital into value in wealth, and you know products that people want, it's nearly impossible for society to become really good and efficient at allocating its capital, so we're we're here basically to make the data gathering data transformation visualization communication of what's actually going on under the out of business as efficient as possible and you know from that, we thank some great things are going to happen to the economy. Goes a little bit deeper on the role that a bank typically plays in capital allocation. If you think about our bank works like let's take. Let's take a consumer bank that most people think about you gotTA checking account. Right, now you've got some money in that checking account. That account actually takes your money or dot and most people know this your dollars sitting in that account. You know just waiting around. You'd withdraw them. Your dollars are actually rolling up into the bank's treasury. There's somebody at the bank working with the regulators to say hey, how much of this money can we actually put into things like mortgages, commercial loans, all of the the uses of capital that society. Has In some some effort to. To, move the world forward and make the economy efficient, and so those deposits basically roll up into a big investment fund, and there's ratios that regulators set globally that say those dollars needed to be kept in reserve, versus how many are actually able to be invested, but with the portion that's able to be invested. It's there to fun. You know building a house to fund a business back -Tory to fund sales and marketing or inventory procurement for some other business, and so a bank was was basically the original investment fund, and a bank has unlike venture funds and other sources of. We typically think private capital. The bank has tricky. Problem were any moment all of the depositors holding the checking accounts could show up and say hey. I want my money back and so that's why banks have to deal with reserving capital predicting the amount of withdraw and classically everybody wants her money at once at the worst possible time, and so banks have to deal with quite a bit of volatility now if you take an investment fund on the other hand. Totally totally different structure, so your typical venture fund will have money available to it for a period of ten years from you know typically these larger pools of capital. We talked we talked about so very rarely. Individuals are investing retirement savings in venture funds, typically sovereign wealth funds down that's. Basically pools of that individuals capable. Win One of these funds makes a commitment to a venture fund. It'll say you've got the capital for ten years. You've gotta pay back. You know as investments exit, but other than that will check in ten years from now. We hope that we have more than we gave you the star with and there there's no liquidity problem because the fun has effectively carte blanche to keep the money invested until some set of businesses grow and succeed and go public and make distributions so one thing that's fascinating. The Tappan in the last twenty five years is private capital capital in the format of these kinds of funds. Have just grown tremendously and so today. There's a little over five trillion dollars. Of private capital being allocated in this way to think like buyout funds venture funds so on and so forth. Funds don't have the liquidity problems of banks. They can make much longer term for looking investments. This is created tremendous potential to make the economy more more efficient by taking out the time spectrum. You know this is why venture investors can do things like finance spacex or Tesla. Really. Build fundamental technologies in the way that a bank never could so this is an amazing thing it. However leads to a very long. You DAK cycle, so the incentive goes down when you take out the time line over which investment needs to pay back. To carefully monitor and understand what's going on in the business day today, so it's pretty interesting thing about the different pools of capital. There's not not to. Make it sound too confusing, but I think everybody will admit that the financial markets are incredibly diverse complicated we track basically about fifteen different kinds of capital, and they're sort of pros and cons with each one, but you know a bank is one. A private fund is wanted insurance companies balancing as another. You've got things like ETF and public vehicles that hold capital so there's quite a bit of complexity and the the structure of the financial markets. All right well. That's maybe the supply side of Capitol on. All kinds of middlemen and all kinds of different arrangements, but ultimately there is also the demand side of Capitol, at least from the point of view of companies getting started which is. Startups or computer in later stage with the maybe they're not exactly considered startup anymore, but they're mature. These companies have models for how they are predicting. They're going to grow, but oftentimes these companies are very. Lumpy in terms of how their their revenues come in how closely their predictions can track reality. So how do technology companies even model their finances? Is there a way to model their finances? That actually has some meaningful trajectory. Sure so first. Companies you know need need a base think of all the places that they're spending our money and. We're pretty. We Do I. Think a pretty good job of organizing this and making it simple so when we look at companies and we can, we can talk more about how the the cabinet machine operates, but when we look at companies, we basically think they're only a handful of places of money. Get spent you spend money on. Short term projects that you hope proficient things, sales and marketing. Houston money on paying for your sources of financing like paying interest on debt, making distributions to your investors, and then you spend money on everything else and everything else can be designing software building products on, and so forth, and so if you break the demand for capital down into just those three buckets. And look at them that way. Some pretty interesting things happen. The first is for the short term investments that you hope productive. You can track pretty granular nearly whether or not they are, and we'll come back to that. For paying back your investors, you sort of know exactly how much you're paying your investors so a pretty easy thing to track, and then for the operating costs you know most people will help us. Apax, that you're paying to keep the lights on things like Renton the your accountants, the CEO salaries on and so forth these are these are table stakes expenditures. You need to stay in business and so. Amongst each of those three things, there's different things that you wanna do to optimize and I'm happy to go into more detail sort of go through each one. If you think that'd be useful. Yeah Bliss a little bit more about about how these companies should be a modeling, their revenues are that is meaningful to model their revenue so that you can potentially think of them as targets for for capital allocation so. If we think about. Understanding what company might be a viable recipient of capital? How can you accurately predict the trajectory of that company, or or do they? Would they present a model? Would they develop a model good through a little more detail? How a company would serve justify? It's need for capital. So typically what what most companies do and this is not terribly useful or accurate, but I'll tell you what most people do I mean by the way like how central the entire economy predicts, predicts demand for capital works like this. Companies take. Their income statement on their. Balance Sheet historically. And they they basically have this excel file got a bunch of you know, rose and have different things like my revenue, my you revenue that sort of linked or my expenses that are linked revenue Mukasey could sold so on and so forth, and they grow each of those rose by some number that they hope to hit so if you want your revenue to double next year, you'll say my revenue one hundred dollars today I wanted to be two hundred. Hundred dollars twelve months from now I'm just GONNA draw a line between those two points and every month. There will be some number that's on that line, and that's why monthly revenue I want my expenses. You know everyone knows. Expenses are going to have to go up if my revenue goes up but I don't want them to go up as much as my revenue, so I'm going to draw a line. That's you know somewhere less than a doubling. and. You pull these lines together on one big excel file and there's your you know they're your corporate projections. In general, this is true for big companies small companies, but that's not actually how. Company revenue works because if you go back to the three categories, we talked about before, and you just focus on the one that talks about the short term investments. The. Way Company Revenue Actually Works is a company this month. Let's say they spend one hundred dollars on sales marketing. Well. They're hoping to get a return on that sales marketing, and so they're hoping that in the next you know six months. That's paid back. Twelve months that's paid back. You can actually track every time they spend money on sales and marketing. how quickly it gets paid back so it's that level of precision that can accurately predict revenue, and so what we do is we basically just get a list of every time? Money was spent on one of these short-term investments, so you sales and marketing for for an example, and then we get a list of all of the revenue that was ever earned. And we attribute between both of those lists causing effect. And we do that using a bunch of techniques that are pretty commonplace in your typical data, company or machine learning company. We use some math things like factor graphs. We use simple kind of correlations. We have You know a whole kind of financial framework to. Guess. What attribution should be because you learn a lot as you see different businesses and you see a bunch of different different patterns, which you can basically cluster on, but it is this linkage between spending on something like sales and marketing emceeing seeing revenue, go up or down, but makes or breaks a business, and you want to look at it and I is. Not a bundled. Entirety which is how financial projections are typically built? Okay, well! Let's talk a little bit more about what you actually do so if you're talking about early stage technology companies. Describe how you are modeling, those companies and how you are making decisions as to whether they should receive capital. When a company comes to capital they they come to our website. They sign up for this system that we built which which we've called the capital machine. And the first thing that they do is they connect their accounting system their payment processor typically, so think like a strike, and then sometimes they'll provide other things like a pitch deck or a data room, or whatever other information they have prepared. The system pulls down. All of the date in the accounting system and the the payment processor, and we look at other systems to these are the two key ones that all all dive into detail, and so, what ends up happening is from the accounting system. We get a list of all the times. Businesses spend money on these things like sales and marketing that we were talking about before. From the payment processor we get a list of all the revenue transactions in crucially we get it at. The level of each. Each customer payment, and so you know we scrub I all we really care about is having a customer ID, but once we have data at that level. We can start to do this linkage and say all right look. You know this business spent. A million dollars on sales and marketing and March of two thousand eighteen in April of twenty eighteen, and we saw revenue grow by twenty percent. That was a pretty substantial chain. You know what actually happened here. You can typically identify the subcategories of sales and marketing and start to do this link between these two, and this is really the you know the magic behind our our data science in our team pairing with our engineering team to figure out this problem and solve away that is, that's robust. Bud once we have these two data feeds, and the system goes through, and does all of these attribution. Populations were able to present that back to accompany a pretty clear picture of what's going on, and so we'll say things like hey. Your Business is pretty seasonal, and in the summer is when you're typically more more efficient at converting your sales and marketing dollars into growth so I, you want to finance growth in the summer. The second thing is only about eighty percent of your businesses financeable. There's twenty percent where you might not know it because you're not looking at this level of detail, you're busy building your business, which is exactly exactly what you should be doing, but Twenty percent of your businesses, not efficient. You're spending money on on your sales and marketing categories, product lines, and CETERA that just shouldn't exist and so if you get rid of those. If you double down on the part of Your Business, it is efficient. Then we predict your revenue will be act fifty percent higher, and we'll tell you exactly how much money you need to invest to raise money to to raise the revenue by fifty percent. We give you a bunch of charts that allow you to see how history and projections merged together and dig down. Inspect how we do that linkage to make sure you agree, but. This is what the capital machine does at its core. It Converts Company data into a fully audited completely transparent picture of. How business works where it sufficient where it's not efficient. And then that's where our technology stops, and where balanced she comes in, and so we then take this information, and we make balancing investments directly in companies, and so primarily at this point we lend money to technology companies that we see from their data are eligible for non dilutive funding. We make capital available to them directly. We basically allow them to access it through the capital machine. We use one system to communicate changes to the business. No keep both sides and form so on and so forth, but this is the kind of analytics layer that's essential to making these capital allocation decisions more efficient, and so I think you could imagine a day at least for us in the not too distant future when it's not just US using our balance sheet in this tool to make investments, but in fact, just like excel, every investor can benefit from a similar level of analytics and transparency, as can companies by getting more accurately priced faster access to capital less friction so on and so forth. Get Lab commit, is! Get labs inaugural community event. Get Lab is changing how people think about tools and engineering best practices and get lab commit in Brooklyn is a place for people to learn about the newest practices in devops, and how tools and processes come together to improve the software development life cycle. Get Lab commit is the official conference. Forget lab. It's coming to Brooklyn new. 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The the data science models that you're building are constructed from the point of view of the inputs. So how are you determining or how do you like company comes to you? How do you turn that company into some structured form of data that you could put into your models and determine whether it's worthy of capital. Yeah I mean it comes down to what what the data is your down so when we talk to a system like striper transaction records system, you know that that's the revenue of the company now where things get interesting when we connect to balance sheets in penalizing, it's of accompanying really onto understanding. Weighing. What exactly these numbers mean, and that sort of where we made our pipelines were built from the ground up to give us that granular. Of A company's cash family revolutions. Where's the money going where they allocating? And it's savable greenway or you once. What do you understand that data through that Lens? That let's build pretty sophisticated financial models Linda. And you know as soon as you have the picture of Company You can really do a lot of flexible analysis on the back leg distributed computation. Come stuff that you would never be able to excel and quite frankly a lot of these companies don't have the stacking internally or really the tools to understand for themselves, so you'd be surprised it you know when we surface this analysis back to the company by virtue of just being transparent on how we're making decision how it is perceived their business, the signals that were uncovering. These operators the CEO's the CFO's that are really focused on building company. Really surprising. They're really making these insights really transforming. How they think they should have capital. Should invest growing business. Are there any? Sources of Third Party data that you can gather to improve decision making. There are at a macro economic sense, and so it's actually quite useful to look at public company performance and say hey. SAS businesses in general. Most people notice, but facilities in general are seasonal in the fourth quarter. Budgets basically expire and people come in, and they buy a bunch of SAS. Software and so to take concepts like that basically shapes of curves, signals and apply them to private company. Financials is useful. Crucially though there is no private company. Data repository of any kind like it just doesn't exist, and you know notoriously even even with small businesses. It's actually quite quite difficult to get access to any sort of meaningful credit data, and so, what ends up happening is these aw. These businesses. Give you a picture of their business directly as an investor and you have to interpret it directly, and that's basically how this works totally unlike consumer credit, there's no credit bureau that people paying so most investors are analyzing the state and excel. Excel notoriously breaks when there's about a million cells worth of data, and so we've got this great visualization showing our data pipeline, and it's basically a bunch of boxes, and there's a little tiny. Tiny box in the bottom of corner that's excel, and there's a bunch of other boxes across the entire rest of the page that are nodes in our in our distributed computations, but accelerate very very limited, and so it makes it impossible to actually understand what's going on in business from the source data, and it's at the source that you see this variability in this linkage between profitable capital allocation decisions in unprofitable capital allocation decisions. Describing more detail, the workflow so a company comes to you and they're going to put their inputs into the. Would you call the capital machine? What does that workflow look like in a little bit more depth? Yes when they come to the website, they creighton count much like you would on. Twitter facebook account. When your details your email, you terrify your email, and then you on what's recalling like the capital portable on there? You have et CETERA. Tools to connect your sins record and these are typical offload. So you know people are very familiar with you. You know you say hey, let's connect by quickbooks you in your credentials and sort of be as secure way, and you click okay and the system checkmark by your quickbooks in the system start pulling that data out of regular cadence and. Depending on what system you're connecting you of the characteristics of that's not go systems of record, and how much data you have you know. The data's available anywhere from ten minutes to a couple of hours later and you know once we have Dr. System, we run that through our partake analysis pipeline in the users as a company. You get you get charged. In Tableau kind of call it, the insight Saban's these refused that we think would be helpful for you as an operator company understanding about Your Business in separately. We also get views of that data that are useful to our our internal investment team. Whoever is looking to capitalization systems? Are there certain business categories that are a better fit for modeling in better fit for the kind of. Predictable capital returns that you can, you can expect with the investments that you're making so like you ride sharing or Gig economy businesses or some businesses. What are the categories that are the best fit? Say Very few categories don't shit from the from the perspective of of linkages, but they're certainly models at their easier to think through and easier to understand, but our our system can underwrite today A. Lease on a commercial aircraft, a fleet of ships and Insurance Agency ask company the most important. Thing about our system is that the financial theory that underlies it is very general, just like p. e. rate is very general, and so that's kind of sounds crazy like. A lot of. A. Lot of people say what what businesses the best fit for your your system and you know it's kind of like asking what businesses the best for Warren Buffett like Warren. Buffett is a generalist. In any business, and he has a framework in his own head to figure out how to make ship comparable to American Express our assistant has a very similar framework. It just operates at the level of transactions instead of at the level of financial statements, but certainly within. That framework there's some examples that are just easier describes I think like you know thinking through the fishing of sales and marketing something. That's a lot more obvious than thinking through like the stability in refurbishment of commercial aircraft parts, which is a key question you know. Pricing pricing refurbished parts, which is a key question if your financing commercial aircraft and Our team, the ambassadors that use the capital machine internally which we primarily do internally do a little bit of partnering with without the groups to to use this as well. These people are all specialists in some particular area, but it's crucial to understand. They're looking at the exact same chance as all the other specialists and all the other areas, so it's like literally the the Fast Company and a commercial aircraft will have the same series of charts at investors. Are there two two draw their conclusion? Is the question for Chris. Can you describe the stack of technologies that you built in more detail? Yeah Yeah. Of course on the front, we are react type script, xjs, you know everything is on aws, and in the back, and we're. We're all python, and in really the reason for that is if you're doing any serious machine, learning or data science today can't really get away in python stack, so we're all python them back in. We have flasks. As a as our API late here and That's the that's a high level. And get a little bit more detail about how the data science layer works. Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course, so we put on the dea into basically a data lake the that goes down into Ardito pipeline in that's all air orchestrated on top of each called airflow, and we use a technology called desk for are distributed computation, and I think that this is a good choice. Choice for us at this moment you know I see us doing a lot of work on. You know using a spark in other distributed technologies in the future and his team and it turns out that when we pull this data down organizing the data was really important to us as we build a lot of attractions to make accessing that data, really easy for quantitative analysts. Important central to our whole technology is that we're able to do a lot of different financials experiment very quickly on top of this so the the implications of that really cascade down all the way into. You know what technologies where choosing how we structure our delayed. Even even how strokes are teams, so it really is brought up locations across all product. How is it when you're analyzing company that you have enough data that it warrants a spark cluster because I can imagine? The financial data around the company. How can there really be that much data to analyze how you do surprised in a lot of these transactions systems taking up the companies have been around a couple of years and their direct to consumer. These data sets can be can be pretty large. You know we're talking about in the millions and millions and millions of transactions that were pulling down and storing. Storing and that just on a per company basis. You know that's not even talking about if we wanted to. Benchmarks Cross companies, and also if we want to do scenario analysis, so you know one of the things we was part of a pipeline is take this data, and through like nine ninety nine hundred thousand simulations to understand the sensitivity of different variables on the performance of Your Business and If, you're starting out with starting that already large. Sort of a multiplying effect. On how much data the system is the old process? is you go through those different stages? And, can you tell me a little more detail? What would a typical spark job? Look like for a company that you're assessing. Yes, so first episode is ribbon. Our our financial didn't ingestion parts, so we download something on the order of you know forty fifty bytes of Tim's action data for for a company. We have to do all the work to interpret and understand what that means in reorganized that data in a way that are downstream analysis and primitives can. Make sense of and use for useful analysis so really the first step at this point job is is transformed the datum some it's useful, and then there's all the work on what are the clusters in order to machines and analysis in the computational. Resources needed to run simulations. You know not not just say local computer locally owned of fall over the only about thirty to sixty four gigabytes of Ram what league, so that's where workflow comes in creating easier faces into data, clusters and being. Should you know when you run a job? You know when it fails. You know it's done. You know when the team can't okay. This part of analysis done I had intermediate date asset to do more analysis on now get back to work is a lot of the time we spend developing internal tools to make. One other thing that'll mentioned that I think's important is. A lot of the underlying technology in our data pipeline it's no different than like what a tableau or you need. Traditional BI business would have access to, but what's fascinating when you have a vertically specific domain so financial data in our case you can make a lot of interpretations about the date of the let you do much more intelligent things, and so for example we. Don't have to make your own charts as a user of the capital machine. We make all the charts for you can of course. As a business we work with. Give us ideas for charts. You can mock up your own. We we basically have an interface for for business. The I team's to to write some code if they if they want to bought when you have clients who are thinking about financial risk, financial attribution across all of the companies that we see distilling that down into a series of indicators that are detailed, but generalize -able, and then publishing that back to all of the companies that use the capital machine to run their own capital, allocation, decisions and access, external fundraising and capital. Some pretty amazing things happen in so it's only with a vertical view. You actually having these we, we call our data scientists Kwan's, but but actually having these people who you know typically are graduate level economists, thinking for the first time about using transaction level data in their analysis, which is notoriously not not available to to normal economists that you get the kinds of insights and analysis the actionable for businesses, and then in terms of the data pipeline that then means we actually store a bunch of intermediate data that's opinionated in that way, and that makes it much faster to access much easier to benchmark much more useful across a network of companies, versus just that isolated excel model that. Explains only one business. One thing I'd like to ask you about. Capital intensity so there are kinds of businesses that are capital intensive for example where you have to pay upfront for a lot of ridesharing rides, and you know as Uber or lift. His has known in much detail. You allocate all this capital two things to subsidize rise because you try to win a market, there's all kinds of other capital intensive businesses. How does capital intensity change? What makes sense with regard to the equity financing the debt financing that you are shepherding for these companies? That is a great question and be because of where you focus in your audience. You totally get the most financiers don't so. The first point exactly like you said. Capital intensity means a business consumes a lot of capital. It doesn't mean a business has a physical factory or plant or railcars, so it is absolutely true exactly like you said that there are a lot of tech businesses that are incredibly capital intensive. If you are capital intensive business that means UNI especially if you're growing, you need to raise a lot of external capital, and so it is even more important that your capital or a big portion of your capital base is not dilutive. That's that's just essential. Table stakes because what you see with these businesses, the ride sharing companies are great. Example is by the time one of these things actually goes public the early owners in the business on a very very very miniscule. KEESA that business, still if you contrast that to company like Viva Systems which I think is one of the most capital capitol efficient businesses in venture history, I think that this race something like twelve or fifteen million dollars total before it went public in a at a multi billion dollar market cap. So capital intensity. Is a synonym for dilution your own way less. Than you think when you exit entities even more important that you figure out a way to raise capital non ludicrously upfront. Some broader questions zooming out in in getting your perspective. Do a thesis for what is going on in the economy right now where you look at. The fact that We have. Obvious pressures to. Reducing the size of the economy through the lack of tourism, the lack of social gatherings while the stock market climbs higher and higher, and it appears that the technology side of things is almost unaffected by Corona virus is there. Is there a thesis that you've arrived at or or their set of theses that through conversations with other people, you've found most compelling. Sure the most important thing to realize about the stock market is that it discounts all cash flows from all businesses in the stock market to infinity, and so the value, the stock market about eighty percent of the value. The stock market is. Pretty far into the future like more than three years from now, and so if you believe that the current economic crisis and this is why there's always a. At least in the Western, world, last two hundred fifty years after an economic crisis. If you believe the crisis will eventually revert, and there will be a recovery, then it only makes sense discount stock market assets by anywhere between ten and twenty five percent. If you believe businesses fundamentally going to go out of business because of this crisis, that's a different story, but that explains why something as terrible as Kobe nineteen and a pandemic. Only discount the stock market by by roughly thirty thirty five percent in a in March, but that's not what's actually going on today as you mentioned and so stock market prices now have completely recovered. That is something that we think is a little bit of out of sync with reality but I. I mention you know we're not. We don't spend too much time about the stock market beyond that we just look at you. Know Private Company fundamentals. We try to understand what's actually going on in individual businesses across all businesses that are network to see what you know what we can understand, and you know what kind of conclusions we can draw, and so if you take that Lens and you actually look at what's happening to businesses due to Cova nineteen, it's fascinating. Some businesses like think the food delivery space have gotten a lot more efficient, so those businesses lot like ridesharing businesses back twelve months ago, there was sort of a bloodbath between bunch of companies competing in local markets to acquire customers all all fighting Google and facebook console, and so forth you subsidies drivers, etc.. That's essentially stopped. These businesses incredibly profitable, the cost acquire customers has fallen by more than half a lot of cases. The channels were slot less competitive, and so if you're running one of those businesses. Now is a great time to be aggressively expanding. Weird things like commercial construction businesses. They're actually a handful businesses that we've seen do things like install windows and doors and commercial buildings whose businesses have accelerated because all of these buildings are closed down. Construction project timelines have gotten pulled up. All of these orders are coming. Do in they're you know sort of rapidly doing it solutions? There's obviously a bunch of other businesses have been that have been hurt by by the pandemic, but our general thesis are we've studied. Pretty detailed way the Spanish flu in nineteen eighteen, you know. These things eventually go away. There will be a vaccine. Economy will get back to normal, and as long as we can stay focused on working through this as as a society and of maintain our our fabric of of kind of economic progress then. DESAGUADERO values today will eventually make sense just sort of a question of of win for the stock market, and then if you're if you're actually running business in thinking about your own performance in isolation, really being clear about is now the time to invest and grow my business now the time to be very careful with my expenses interest, get through this for the next year or however long it takes for there to be a vaccine. So the way to think about your company, if I understand correctly if I was to to put in a nutshell, is that. I think of you as a data science middleman between large capital allocators, and and start ups deserving of capital, so the the sovereign wealth funds the banks the I guess. Funds of funds. These kinds of sources are essentially looking to you for guidance on where to direct the capital, and you're on the on the other side, absorbing data and creating opportunities from these startups to source the good directions of that capital. Just wrap up. Would you put any more color around that description or or refining anyway. Yeah I mean I. think that at the core of what capital is is where the. Core Technology Ambler of sort of. The private market if you think about public markets today, you've clearing-houses like the New York Stock Exchange, and you have companies that provide analysis on top of that like Bloomberg, you know we see a tremendous opportunity to shift the paradigm where you know the place where all the financial transactions happen. is also the place that collects the data improvise information for those making these decisions and yeah, so I think capitals really at the center of making a transparent technologically enabled financial marketplace. Guys. Thank you so much for coming on the show and discussing capital, and I guess one last question is. Do you have any predictions for how capital allocation for startups will look differently in five ten years? Sure so! The first prediction. And this is happening now. I mean the the infrastructure is. In place both within. And others. Most startups fairly early in their life. Think is equity only way to do this and. So. That's a cultural shift. That's that's already happened. People are starting to ask that question. The second prediction is. Seed and series a funding will be entirely unchanged. After series. There'll be a bifurcation between businesses that. Are Really. Capital intensive gigantic rnd projects think like SPACEX. The series, B. C. d. e. enough are really about building and launching a rocket. Those businesses will by and large not. Turn outside of equity to finance themselves, but there's very few of those businesses. Pretty much every other business businesses that you see raising a series B. Serie C. Will like any normal business in the entire rest of the economy raise maybe half of that capital nine allegedly either in the form of debt. Royalty financing factoring all of the other instruments that normal companies use to finance themselves in the void delusion that will happen roughly three years her. Now that'll that'll kind of we'll see obvious obvious signs of that from very early very early base, and then the final the final thing is. Steve Case talks a lot about this. With the rise of the rest, he's got this great venture fund that invests explicitly outside the coast, so kind of the rest of America and we've seen that there's there's a pretty dramatic distinction between being a coastal business non-coastal business from capital access perspective, but there's no distinction from an actual performance perspective, and so we'll start to see some of the regional. Differences in bias sees around where capital flows, go away. And so I would maybe put that on a five year timeline like raising capital is actually much more predictable, much less biased, and that's great back to the beginning of our conversation. That's great for the economy I mean every project or business that can convert capital, two products and services that people love should get finance. No questions asked doesn't mean it doesn't matter what the color of your skin is. What background you have whether you went to college didn't go to. College doesn't matter. You have a business with data that can prove whether people love it
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His interludes with his kids included includes him quizzing them on woke facts. I taught them. It's a heavy won't because it deals with race in America and its history with race. The production is incredible. I WANNA have expected anything less from Royce now Christian hip hop albums whole the broken heart. Ep So I never heard of this up and coming rapper slash singer science rapper. Lacroix's reach records but Craig plug him on his. I G saying congrats semi guy at Harvey official on his EP. Keep your eyes on this kid. So that is the only reason I checked out this kid. 'cause I'm Craig Fan? I didn't learn that craze signed him to I didn't. I didn't learn that cray signed him until I listened to the EP and then I started researching the kid now dudas talented and he looks like a regular dude like nothing about him. Screams artist so watching his visuals on. Youtube is kind of mind blowing. I mean each track on the EP has a visual. So you can choose how you would like to digest his prajit cold world or cold water and if I gave it all our my standouts But the entire album. You can listen from start to finish. I mean it's an EP It's super short. The run time for this one is wall on Apple Music. Obviously that's why I have Include it's only six tracks but it also includes the visuals on it so it says that it's twenty or forty minutes but I'm GonNa just cut that in half because it's literally like a double album with visuals. So it's probably only twenty minutes so you see it's easier for me to run through twenty minutes than in our eight minutes like royster five nine so I did get to get through all these a few times And it's definitely worth a