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A highlight from Zechariah Evangelism
"Good morning. Our third Sunday sermon series through Zechariah is coming to a close here. I'm not sure if we'll have another message after this one. Usually, after I get to the end of a book, we'll go back and do a review message, which was last month, and then a message relating, whatever the book was, to evangelism. So that's today. Zechariah evangelism. And so let's pray that God will bless us today. Lord God, we thank you that all of your Word is an evangelistic tool, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. And we know that we see scriptures that we can identify better as evangelistic, but we know that all of your Word is truth, and truth convicts of sin, and conviction of sin then can lead to repentance. And so we pray, Lord, that you would make us wise evangelists. And so help us in that today. We ask it for Jesus' sake. Amen. The book of Zechariah is a revelation or a revealing of Jesus the Messiah. As such, it is a good resource for evangelism. Today we utilize Zechariah for evangelism in the form of a letter to an unbelieving friend. So I hadn't done this before, so it may seem a little bit strange. It's going to seem a little strange to me. But I have always found that evangelism encourages the saints to say, well, I don't need to come to faith in Christ, but I love hearing, well, it's kind of like the hymn, isn't it? I love to tell the story. I love to hear the story of unseen things above. And so if it just falls flat, then I know you all will still love me. And you'll just say, don't do that again. That was silly. Just send your letter to your friend and preach us a regular message, OK, if it doesn't work out. But I think it's going to encourage you. OK. Kids speak. Kids, what book are we looking at today? Zechariah. What are we going to do with Zechariah today? We're going to use it to write a letter to a friend telling them how important it is to trust Jesus. So I sent you an email with this without anything but the letter. So if you actually wanted to use it and instead of friend put somebody's name, you could do that. Dear friend, would you allow me to share some observations about a certain book in the Bible? I have found this book particularly beneficial, and I believe you may benefit from its content as well. It's the book of Zechariah, the second to the last book in our English Old Testament. God showed Zechariah some strange things, and probably many today would think he wasn't quite in his right mind when he saw them. But all his visions had their basis in what Moses and the preceding prophets had been shown. First, though, a little historical setting for the book. It was written when the Jews came back from captivity in Babylon. God had allowed his own people to be defeated by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. That was because they had done just about everything he had told them not to do and had stopped doing the things they were supposed to do. As Zechariah reminded his audience, the Lord of Heaven's assembly said, exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other. You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the resident foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow citizen. But they refused to pay attention, turning away stubbornly and stopping their ears so they could not hear. Indeed, they made their hearts as hard as diamond so that they could not obey the Torah and the other words the Lord of Heaven's assembly had sent by his spirit through the former prophets. Therefore, the Lord of Heaven's assembly has poured out to great wrath. You can see that God had given them very sensible directions for treating each other right. Who would not agree that these rules were fair and just? Yet they had turned a deaf ear mistreating one another. And even though we agree that compassion and helping the disadvantaged are right, would it take much digging to where we too have turned a deaf ear to divine instructions? Kids speak. Kids, God gives us the rules for how to treat each other right. But have we broken those rules? Yeah. Do we need God to forgive us? Zechariah had opened his message with a similar reminder. He didn't place the responsibility in the past. Rather, he laid the impetus to respond on his own generation. Therefore, say to the people, the Lord of Heaven's assembly says, turn to me, says the Lord of Heaven's armies, and I will turn to you, says the Lord of Heaven's armies. Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, this is what the Lord of Heaven's assembly has said, turn now from your evil wickedness. But they would by no means obey me, says the Lord. God told the people to turn to him, even though it appeared that they had already started obeying God again, since they had made the dangerous journey from Babylon to rebuild a burned -down Jerusalem, the walls of which had been completely leveled, exposing them to dangerous enemies. But God saw that their hearts were still not turned to him. Even though they were facing many difficult and discouraging circumstances, God knew that no obstacle could be greater than having their attention divided from him. Kid Speed, if we obey some things, God says, does that mean we obey everything he says? No. All of us probably could say we obey some things. He told them if they turned to him, he would turn to them. Well, that's certainly a square deal. Before God gave them into Babylon's hands, he had spent generations trying to turn them from their misdeeds. Now he was patiently starting over with them again. And how did they respond? Zechariah 1 .6, and they turned and said, the Lord of Heaven's assembly planned to do with us according to our ways, yes, according to our deeds, so he has dealt with us. God told them to turn, and they turned. Zechariah's audience responded favorably to his message of repentance, at least at first. They took responsibility for their waywardness, and they accepted God's gracious invitation to fellowship, that he would turn to them as well. Now they were ready to hear how God would bring them a final deliverance from all danger. It would come through a single man. Kids speak. Kids, the people Zechariah was talking to knew that they hadn't done what God said, so they turned back to him. Is that what we should do, too? Come on, nod your head with me. They were rebuilding Solomon's temple, but Zechariah had a message of another temple that would have to be built if they were going to be finally saved, Zechariah 6 .12. This is what the Lord of Heaven's assembly says, here is the man whose name is the sprig. He will branch out from where he is and will rebuild the temple of the Lord. They were rebuilding the temple, so it must have been a surprise to hear about someone else who needed to come and build another new one. Ezra and Zerubbabel were leading the present rebuilding effort. Who was this other man in such a strange name, the sprig? But Zechariah and his colleagues had already been told about the sprig. They had already been told that the sprig had something to do with the priesthood. God had spoken to their own high priest, Joshua, not the Joshua of the book of Joshua, Zechariah 3 .8. Listen, high priest Joshua, you and those companions of yours who sit with you, for these men are a sign that I am presenting my servant the sprig. The very fact that God's people needed a new high priest every time the last one died showed that a final permanent priest was needed. The fact that they had a day of atonement every year showed that their sins were not being removed permanently. They needed a once for all payment for sin. That was apparently going to be the work of the sprig. And why call the sprig? Simply because he would start fresh. He wouldn't build onto the existing structure of the Levitical priesthood, and that is exactly what has come about. Jesus came from the tribe of Judah, not Levi. Yet he acted as a priest, offering himself as a sacrifice for sins. Kids, one of the names for Jesus in Zechariah is sprig. What's a sprig? Well, it's a plant when it first starts growing. Why was Jesus called sprig? Because he had to do everything over right from the start. We had messed everything up, so he had to start all over like a little sprig. God then immediately added a new name to Christ the sprig, calling him a stone. For he grew from his small beginning to become the sacrifice for sin, both permanent and solid qualities a stone represents. Zechariah 3 .9. Look, the stone that I put in place in Joshua's presence, on that one stone are seven eyes. And look, I will do the engraving myself, declares the Lord of Heaven's assembly. And I will remove the perversity of that land in a single day. There's one of the strange symbols of Zechariah, a stone with seven eyes. Of course, it's figurative. The mental image of a seven -eyed stone probably confuses us at first, but the stone is made less mysterious in light of the engraving, an engraved stone. The eyes most simply symbolize sight. Really the most elusive aspect of the image is the seven. That one takes a little bit of biblical familiarity. We find by induction, looking at places where seven occurs, that seven connotes completeness. So seven eyes indicate complete sight. The stone then is a figurative way to tell us that the Messiah would be omniscient. To see everything is to know everything. In other words, the Messiah would be God. Kids speak. Kids, another name for Jesus in Zechariah is the stone. Why is he a stone? Because he stays the same, like a rock, when he says he will save us. That word is as firm as a rock. Well, what about the engraving on the stone? Well, in light of the prompt removal of the land's perversity, the engraving is most likely the engraving of the land's perversity into the stone. It's an engraving God does himself. And isn't this what God the Father did when Jesus was on the cross, engrave his people's sins into him? Kids speak. Zechariah calls Jesus a rock that God carves on. Well, what did God carve into Jesus? Our sins. When our sins were carved into Jesus, did that take the sins away from us? Yep, carved onto him. That's how it works. This sprig who became the stone was God's way of explaining to Joshua the high priest what had just happened to him. So rewind to the beginning of the chapter, Zechariah 3, 1 through 4, and he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the messenger of the Lord, and Satan was standing on his right to accuse him. But the Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebukes you, oh Satan, the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebukes you. Is this not a stick snatched from the fire? And Joshua was clothed in filthy garments and was standing before the messenger. And he answered and said to the one standing before him, saying, remove the filthy garments from him. And he said to him, see, I have taken away your guilt from you and will clothe you with rich garments. The high priest, the man in Israel who presided over the sacrifices for removing sin, he himself stood unclean before God. Satan was there accusing him. But God did not argue the basic fact of Joshua's defilement. No, in fact, God's rebuke of Satan got right to the matter of Joshua's deficiency. He called Joshua a stick snatched from the fire. Joshua was like a stick that was going to burn, but God had pulled him out of the fire. Kids, God said that Joshua the high priest was like a stick that was about to burn, but God pulled it out of the fire. Is that what God does when Jesus saves us? Pulls us out of hell? Yeah. We were headed right for hell. So, wow, we should really thank Jesus, shouldn't we? Ah, dear friend, I can tell you that describes me as well. I was a stick ready to burn, already as good as it ignited. Yes, that has me listening to God's words as closely as I'm sure Joshua was. Remove his filthy garments. Men on earth couldn't see the dirty clothing, but there in heaven we see the reality. Joshua already believed that he needed spiritual cleansing, otherwise he would not have made the annual sacrifice on the Day of Atonement for his own sins. But now he got to see how his defilement looked in God's presence. Satan didn't even have to lie, though he's good at it. A defiled Joshua was his exhibit A, and he needed no further proof. Friend, if the highest religious official amongst God's people was tarnished by sin, everyone else on earth was as well. The high priest needed the engraved stone to be engraved with his own sins. That's why God showed Joshua that vision, so that Israel's high priest could model for the nation their need to hope in God's final high priest. I have that same hope. I have trusted in Jesus of Nazareth as the sacrifice that covers my sin, dear friend. Kids, if Satan came before God and said, look at Pastor Cain, he's a dirty sinner, how can he be a Christian? What would God say? He would say, but I cleaned Pastor Cain up by what Jesus did on the cross. You can say the same thing for you, right? You may have noticed that I am referring to Jesus as both the high priest and the sacrifice. That is correct. He is both. If our sins were engraved into him, that makes him the sacrifice. But he was the one who offered himself up to be sacrificed. He is also the priest. In fact, Jesus fulfilled virtually every aspect of the temple, the furniture, its procedures, and the priests processing them. He puts the fill in fulfillment. I have been to your ear a long time. Thank you for your patience. I will bring this to an end. Zechariah 12, 10. And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of prayer, then they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn over him. Jesus was a Jew, and he came to his countrymen first. They passed him by. But one day God promises that they will recognize him. Zechariah 13, 1. On that day, a well will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and from impurity. And they will recognize their Messiah. They will recognize what he did for them. Kids speak. Another thing Zechariah says Jesus is like is a well. Why is that? Well, because you can wash with water from a well just like you can have your sins washed away by Jesus' blood. Until then, that same well is open to all men. Zechariah 2, 11. Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on the day of salvation, and they will also be my people. And here we are. Christ's saving message reaches more and more people groups year by year. But the end gathering will not last indefinitely. Christ will return to finalize his work on earth. Zechariah 14, 4. On that day, his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. That was the location from which he left the earth in the sight of his apostles ascending into heaven. That is where he has an appointment to return. Kids, where is Jesus right now? Heaven. Will he always stay there? No. He's coming back here to be king of everybody in the world. Oh, that'll be a great day, won't it? Dear friend, there is a sacrifice that washes away our sins and renews us. Do we need cleansing and new life? Zechariah, like the rest of scriptures, tells us that if we have dishonored God and broken his commandments, we need Jesus' purifying sacrifice. I pray to God that you will join me as one who confesses Christ as Lord and Savior. For the walking wounded, as 1 Thessalonians 5, 14 says, uphold the strengthless. It's easy to forget that when we first came to God, we were complete spiritual invalids. I think most of us continue to think, hmm, I don't think I've changed much since then, but we're supposed to mature. All scripture is profitable for teaching, for conviction. The gospel is good news. May fear not cause me to hesitate in telling it as though it were basically bad news. It does contain bad news, but the gospel is basically good news. If you just tell good news without contexting it with the bad news, unless the person already gives you that and says, oh, I'm a defiled sinner. What can I do? Well, of course, you can just march right into, here's the means of cleansing. But if not, you need to let them know that, yes, we are sinners headed for hell. But the gospel is basically good news, which is how we should present it. All scripture is profitable for correction. I will remember that the good news is what properly contexts the bad news of our sinfulness, our enmity with God, and our coming judgment. God justly put all these aside in the cross. And all scripture is profitable for teaching, conviction, correction, for schooling in righteousness. Nothing wrong with asking God to just drop witnessing opportunities into our lap rather than worrying about segues. How do I get from a regular conversation into a gospel conversation? And, of course, we want to be able to do segues, too. But in the meantime, it's a good thing to ask every day who knows who I'll meet today. Maybe the door will just swing wide open, and I need to be ready to walk in. Wrap up, Colossians 4, 5, and 6. You can see it on the left side there. Walk in wisdom toward those on the outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, having been seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. And then breaking it down phrase by phrase, walk in wisdom toward those on the outside. God give me a special wisdom like a person on a mission. Redeeming the time, God give me sufficient urgency. Let your speech be always with grace. God give me words that make good transitions to the gospel. Having been seasoned with salt, God give me a bright countenance and inviting words that you may know how you ought to answer each one. God give me increasing sensitivity to see particular burdens in the lives of others that I may point them to the burden -bearer. Amen. Let's pray. Lord God, thank you for your words. We pray, Lord, that you will grant a day of revival when the subject of God and of being right with God is simply part of the national conversation. And we know that you have done this before in days of revival, that people simply become curious again. And you pique their curiosity and we can simply walk right into witnessing situations. But until then, Lord, we pray that we would remember Colossians 4, 5, and 6, that we would walk in wisdom towards them, that we would seek out opportunities, that we would always have gracious speech, and that we would season it with salt and make it attractive. And that you might help us better and better to recognize needs in people's lives that will present the gospel's introduction. Lord, bless these, your people, all your people here on earth, worshiping you today. In Jesus' name, amen.
Fresh "Both Ways" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 2: DOJ: Sam Bankman-Fried Lied His Way to Wealth, Power, and Influence
"Hi everyone, Laura here. This is the Unchained Recap for Day 2, October 4, of the criminal trial of Sam Pinkman -Fried. The U .S. Department of Justice started the criminal trial for Sam Pinkman -Fried this Wednesday afternoon by declaring in its opening statement that Pinkman -Fried deliberately lied his way toward, quote, wealth, power, and influence, allegedly stealing billions of dollars from thousands of individual people. The defense team for Pinkman -Fried, on the other hand, described the former FTX CEO as, quote, a math nerd and a, quote, hard worker who acted in good faith and took reasonable business actions during his time as FTX's founder and CEO. The opening statements from both sides occurred on the second day of the trial, following the finalization of the jury selection process earlier that morning. Pinkman -Fried's trial also saw testimonies from a former FTX customer and a longtime friend of the defendant. Overall, the prosecution's opening statement was cleaner and easier to follow, using simple words such as lied or stole repeatedly, and sentences like, Pinkman -Fried, quote, was using his company FTX to commit fraud on a massive scale, and the money he was spending to build his empire, it was money he was stealing from FTX's customers. It even referred to infamous tweets of SBS that he deleted, as well as testimony to Congress that contradicted what prosecutors allege actually occurred at FTX. The defense's opening, which brought up terms like margin loans, collateral, and liquidity, was harder to follow, even for someone familiar with crypto and this case. Chosen jurors included numerous people with professional backgrounds far from finance, such as a retired corrections officer, a trained conductor, a social worker, and a nurse. The only juror with a financial background was a retired investment banker with a Stanford MBA. However, Pinkman -Fried's attorney, Mark Cohen, also had some easier -to -follow moments in his opening. He called his client Sam and said the government's portrait of him had been, quote, almost a cartoon of a villain. Cohen also used some simpler statements, such as, quote, The first witness called by the prosecution was Marc -Antoine Julliard, an FTX customer who had lost roughly $150 ,000 worth of cryptocurrencies and fiat money he had deposited into or purchased on FTX. He explained the due diligence he conducted before deciding to use FTX and how his research on Pinkman -Fried led him to have a picture of SBF that was, quote, Julliard shared with the courtroom how, on November 6th and 7th, the days before FTX's insolvency became public, tweets by SBF stating that customer assets were safe assured Julliard so that he didn't try to withdraw any of his funds. The second person to testify was Adam Yadidia, who called himself a close friend of Pinkman -Fried's since their college days at MIT and who also worked at FTX as a software engineer at the time of its collapse and Alameda Research as a trader prior to that. Yadidia said he had resigned immediately from FTX upon learning that Alameda, Pinkman -Fried's crypto trading firm, had used FTX customer deposits to repay Alameda loans. Just before the trial closed for the day, Yadidia acknowledged he had been living with nine roommates, one of whom was SBF, in a luxurious penthouse in the Bahamas worth about $35 million. The 31 -year -old Pinkman -Fried currently faces seven felony charges ranging from wire fraud to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The trial will resume tomorrow at 9 .30 a .m. Eastern Time with a continuation of Yadidia's testimony. The government then stated that its next witnesses this week will likely include Matt Huang, co -founder and managing partner at Paradigm, and Gary Huang, former CTO of FTX. Unchained will be back with more updates tomorrow.
Fresh "Both Ways" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Jeremiah: A Burning Word
"Jeremiah, a burning fire. We still have about two more messages in Judges, but that'll have to wait towards the end of October because the next two Sundays, and I'm just saying it now so don't forget at the end, Pastor Theron is going to begin a series on Amos, and so he'll be preaching the next two Sundays, and then I will finish out Judges, and then he will close out the Amos November series 5th when I'm in Nicaragua, but an opportunity to walk through that Old Testament book, and I'm looking forward to him preaching, for us getting to be able to sit under that for a whole series on the book of Amos, excited to learn what he has to share there. As I mentioned, Jeremiah and the idea of a burning fire, and just as we start out, I just want to make a statement that I think we all know, but God has not promised that we even will grasp exactly how what we do and experience functions and fulfills his great purpose. He hasn't promised that it's easy, and he hasn't promised that we will necessarily understand every component, but he has promised this, that what we do for him will be eternally fruitful and that he will make all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. The idea that it's not always easy and that it doesn't always make sense, if you turn into the Old Testament and look at the prophets, one of the prophets that exemplifies that truth so well is Jeremiah. He's described by some as the post -Christian prophet, the one to preach to post -Christian times. He's a man who was the unwanted yet truthful voice of God in his era. He was called to preach repentance to an unresponsive people. He confronted ungodly kings, untruthful prophets, and unfaithful people. As he states in Jeremiah 2 13, in a very clear illustration, he says, For my people have committed two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. He's constantly called to preach to a hard -hearted people for them to turn from this world's broken and false replica of a God to the only God who redeems the only God of life. It was a message largely unheeded by Judah, a message of judgment that saw fulfillment in Babylonian destruction and captivity, which was a reality that broke Jeremiah's heart. Irving Jensen says this, By divine design, it was Jeremiah who was called to prophesy in the darkest hours of Judah, when Judah as a nation died. He is known as the weeping prophet and the prophet of the broken heart, but he wept not for his own trials, grievous as they were. It was the sins of his nation and the fearful destruction these sins were bringing upon them that broke Jeremiah's heart. So as Francis Schaeffer notes, Jeremiah provides us with an extended study of an era like our own, where men have turned away from God and society has become post -Christian. And it's to this type of people, this ministry, that the divinely called Jeremiah struggled at times to understand and accept his role in giving God's message. He preached 50 plus years going through, I think, four different kings. He faced opposition and derision, and at times he wondered internally with why God has called him to this task. He wrestles with that thought continually throughout the book. But it is in those instances of distress that we get a window into the prophet's soul showing the deep personal price that he has to pay for his faith and his faithfulness. And it's to one of these that we're turning this morning, chapter 20 of Jeremiah, to see that battle and understand what it means to truly have a burning fire in your bones to proclaim God's truth, no matter the response or reality in which we live. My goal with this whole message, one, as we walked as a church in ordaining Pastor Theron to the gospel ministry is to be a call in his life that no matter what comes up that the Word of God is a burning fire, but it's also a call to us as a church to have a burning fire, a truly burning fire that we cannot but proclaim Christ no matter what we encounter in this world. So we encounter Jeremiah in the midst of one of his sermons or oracles preaching the destruction of Judah at the temple, and this is around 606 BC during the reign of King Jehoiakim. If you've ever read Jeremiah cover to cover and you're wondering if it's a chronological history, it is not. So it is based on these sermons and how they fit together and the message that God wants to bring. It's not always set in chronological order at all. So this is early on in Jeremiah, 1914 and 15. It says this. This is his message. Then came Jeremiah from Tophet with the Lord had sent him to prophesy and he stood in the court of the Lord's house and said to all the people, by the way, he was a prophet and a priest. Thus say at the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns, all the evil that I've pronounced against it because they have hardened their necks that they might not hear my words. And he is a weeping prophet, a broken prophet. He's the prophet that had to preach to people who didn't want to hear what he was saying because they had other prophets saying, don't worry, we're going to be fine. It's not going to be a problem. We're going to get over this. We're going to prosper. We're going to be victorious. And he is almost a singular voice during this time saying, no, that's not what God said, that God has something else for us. Well, a man named Pasha, who is both a priest and the chief officer, here's Jeremiah speaking and he has Jeremiah whipped in scripture. It says he's beaten and really likely what Jeremiah received at that time were 40 lashes based on what Deuteronomy 25 three would allow. And so when you see that he got beat, it's not a whipping or two, but instead a formal punishment that took place. And then it says that pasture placed him in the stocks where his hands, feet and head were placed through holes, which contorted his body and caused extreme pain. Where is he placed in the stocks? It's not in prison, but it's at the gate. There's stocks at the gate. It's the Benjamin gate, upper Northern Benjamin gate because they wanted everyone to see what happens to someone that confronts them and speaks of God's judgment. Jeremiah is released the next day and instead of backing down, he renames pasture to Magor Miss Abib and you, you get extra chicken if you remember that at the end of the service, what his name was. But it means this terror on every side and, and what Jeremiah was saying was he was reiterating his message. He says, pasture, you're going to see your friends struck down on by the sword. You're going to witness people you know, hauled off to Babylon. He himself will be hauled off to Babylon after seeing the Babylonians take all the wealth of Judah and Jerusalem and that he would ultimately die there and be buried with the friends to whom he pasture had prophesied falsely. I want us to see as he's coming out of the pain and punishment, what he did yet those strong and bold words from Jeremiah were not all he was feeling or experiencing. The rest of the chapter deals with a cry to God saying that the mocking and the disrespect and the ridicule or are wearing on him. He preaches God word and it says he feels like it's become a reproach and the reason why people attack him. He wants to stop speaking God's word but realizes that he cannot stop speaking because that truthful message is in his heart and not speaking God's word creates a burning in his bones and what they're trying to say is there is such an intensity that you cannot stop a burning word that he must preach no matter how his world responds and so with that burning word in perspective, we take a moment to see and recognize what can waylay us from speaking it. For Theron, I kind of specifically kind of diving in for him on this. What can knock you off course? What are things that can come in and recognizing what they are from Jeremiah's circumstances and then seeing how they are overcome and so as we look at Jeremiah's circumstances, we must first recognize the potential pressure. Jeremiah 21 through six, it says, now, pasture, the son of emir, the priest who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then pasture smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord, and it came to pass on the morrow that pasture brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him and pastures thinking that Jeremiah is going to recant. He says, the Lord had not called by name pasture, but Maggore, Miss Abib. For thus say at the Lord, behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself and to all thy friends and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies and then I shall behold it and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, which is the first time he names the oppressor that's coming in a specific way and he shall carry them captive into Babylon and shall slay them with the sword. Moreover, I will deliver all the strength of this city and all the labors thereof and all the precious things thereof and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them and take them and carry them to Babylon and now pasture and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity and now shall come to Babylon and there thou shalt die and shall be buried there. Thou and all thy friends to whom thou has prophesied lies. And if you think Jeremiah is a coward and I want you to make sure you get this image correct in your mind as we walk into where his, his struggle comes, you recognize that after being beat 40 times, put in stocks for 24 hours, that when you're released and the first thing you say is what I said is right and let me get very personal and let you know exactly what's going to happen to you. You recognize that this is not a coward or a weak man. What we see is that Jeremiah encountered significant pressure or pushback from the world of his day. They're not pleased with what he's saying. He's actually accused of being a traitor. They wanted to kill him for committing treason because he preached what God had said and Later on in his ministry, beyond this beating in the stocks later on, they're going to throw them in a pit that has water in it. It's sinking constantly to let them drown in a very slow way. The reality of God's truth though, is often those who need it and who we are striving to reach hate it, and that's something we have to accept as we bring truth that the world doesn't love truth, that the world is not enamored with truth. They're not sitting there saying, Oh, everything makes sense to me, but instead they will come after truth with some of the ugliest hate possible. They can resort to violence and physical attack. Many of us cannot fathom the idea or that reality. We don't see that in our world and in our, in our country, but we know that around the world fellow believers face physical attacks for believing and preaching God's word. I read the voice of the martyr and go through it and I'm just shocked by different sufferings that people walk through. I just read of one where they lock Christians up in sea containers in the middle of the desert and give them meager rations. You imagine how hot that gets in there and the suffering that is faced and yet those people remain faithful to the word. There is a potential for physical abuse. This world hates the message of truth that God has sent to it. Now, along with that physical abuse, one that we probably will encounter more quickly, we find psychological stress. Don't lose sight of where he was put in the stocks. He's in the north gate off of the court of the Lord. So at the temple, they have punishment designed to be public and they're taking a man who is both a priest and a prophet who's preached God's word, who knows that truth, and they've made a public example of him and they've set him up to be ridiculed. He's sitting there. Later on, Jeremiah will talk about the fact that he hears many whisperings. In this chapter alone, and we'll see it in the next segment, he talks about this idea that his closest friends have denounced him.
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"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me and LW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Wednesday, October 4th, and today we're discussing so many interesting political stories. Broader political US machinations that have some interesting implications for the crypto industry. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Happy hump day. Now, I mentioned yesterday that I wasn't going to do full SPF trial updates every day. My current plan, although it's, of course, always subject to change, is effectively to save up every few days for really important stuff and give you the full rundown. Now, that said, I will try to give you the very highest highlights if there's anything super important. And really, the only big notable detail yesterday was around witnesses. In addition to the FTX leaders that we know had cut deals with the Justice Department and who were planning on testifying against Sam, including Gary Nashad and Caroline, it appears as though former COO Constance Wang, and probably most notably to the crypto community, former Alameda Co CEO Sam Tribuco, are also planning on testifying. Given that that other Sam has not been heard from, effectively since he went off on his boat in the summer of 2022, that one certainly got some tongues wagging. Now, that said, when it comes to the crypto industry and its actual future, the much more interesting story was drama in Congress. I'm excited to dig into that. But before we do, I'm also thrilled to announce that the breakdown today is welcoming a new sponsor. That sponsor is Kraken. Now, Kraken is a company I've known forever. Their founder and former CEO Jesse Powell is one of the true OGs of the space. And I've just known tons of super high integrity people who have ended up working with Kraken. And I think that that comes out in a lot of different ways, including them being super early, for example, to proof of reserves. I'm really excited to have Kraken on board as a sponsor, and so you will be hearing from them over the course of the show and in future shows as well. But let's talk congressional drama and what it means for crypto. TLDR, House Republicans have plunged into disarray as the fallout from last week's narrowly averted government shutdown plays out. Specifically, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been ousted from his position after Matt Gaetz filed a motion to vacate, calling for a vote to remove the speaker. Now, this outcome always had some chance of being in the cards. McCarthy was elected speaker in January after a torturous, modern record 15 rounds of voting. McCarthy made a range of concessions and deals with various GOP factions in order to gather enough support to be elected speaker. Among them was a rule change that would allow any single House member to call for a vote to remove him at any time. Gaetz, who was one of the primary agitators pushing for a government shutdown last week, unsurprisingly pulled that trigger on Monday evening. The last straw seemed to be the revelation of a secret deal between McCarthy and the Biden White House to ensure ongoing Ukraine funding. On Tuesday, the House voted 216 to 210 in favor of McCarthy's removal. Several conservative Republicans joined with Democrats to support the motion. This is the first time in US history that the Speaker of the House has been removed by a vote. Indeed, even calling for a vote is extraordinarily rare, with the last one taking place over 100 years ago in 1910. Now, of course, there will be plenty of places where you can go discuss and hear about what it represents in terms of the state of American politics and the deepening divides within the Republican Party, but that's not really what matters in the context of this show. What matters is that shortly after the vote concluded, Republican Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Patrick McHenry assumed the Speaker's role and graveled the chamber into recess. McHenry will now serve as the interim Speaker until a vote can be held next Wednesday. So the first part of the story is, of course, that Patrick McHenry, as you will well know from listening to this show, is one of the most pro -crypto congressmen we have. As leader of the House Financial Services Committee, he has worked very hard to push a number of different bills, including the stablecoin bill, through. And so the fact that we now have an ally sitting in that vaunted position should be a powerful thing, right? Well, practically speaking, the House will be held out of session until that vote next Wednesday, meaning that McHenry will not have an opportunity to advance a legislative agenda. Getting back then to who might end up as the Speaker, Gates and the rest of the House Freedom Caucus don't have anywhere near enough votes to advance their own candidate, but they are numerous enough to act as a veto for other potential speakers. McCarthy, for his part, has said he does not intend to put his name forward for consideration in next week's vote. And so, among a long list of potential candidates as a replacement, support appears to be coalescing around two options. First is House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Scalise is currently finishing up treatment for blood cancer, but enjoys broad respect from both the establishment and radical wings of the Republican Party. The other leading candidate is House Majority Whip Tom Emmer. Emmer is, of course, known to the crypto space as a fierce advocate of sensible crypto regulation. He has advanced numerous bills on clarity for token issuers and resisting the creation of a CBDC. Now, Gates, for his part, has spoken kindly of both frontrunners. On Monday night, he said, I think the world of Steve Scalise. I think he'd make a phenomenal speaker. At the same time, Gates noted that unclear resolution to medical issues make it difficult to know whether Scalise will be an appropriate choice. On Tuesday night, he said something very similar about Emmer and ended the day with a shortlist of six candidates he would be willing to support, including both Emmer and Scalise. Now, if Emmer succeeds in gathering the votes to become the next House Speaker, he has an opportunity to push forward a crypto legislative agenda prior to next year's election. There are currently two bills which have been ratified by a committee and stand ready to be voted on in the House. One bill provides regulatory clarity for stablecoins, while the other establishes a regulatory framework for the crypto industry more broadly, including a division of power between the SEC and the CFTC. Neither bill is expected at this stage to have the votes to get past the Democrat -controlled Senate to become law. But that said, there have been some recent rumblings that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown could be open to a deal with McHenry. Specifically, he might be willing to support crypto legislation in exchange for McHenry's support in passing cannabis banking reform. Now, we are still a long way from Emmer being placed in charge of the House agenda. There's no telling how long it could take to elect a Speaker. The last time around, this process took the better part of a week to resolve. And since then, the fractures within the Republican Party appear to have become more entrenched. Then after that, once a Speaker is elected, crypto ally or not, the number one consideration will be putting in place long -term government funding. The stopgap funding measures which were passed last weekend will run out in mid -November. The House Freedom Caucus has grown increasingly clear in their calls to reform the way congressional appropriations operate. Since 1990, the U .S. government no longer puts forward formal budgets with individual financing bills. Instead, the government is funded using omnibus legislation which deals with the entire annual spending in one gigantic bill. Gates called for a major reform of this system and a return to fiscal conservatism on Tuesday night in front of Congress. Gates said, You know what I think paralyzes us? Continuing to govern by continuing resolution in omnibus. You know what I think throws this institution into chaos? Marching us towards the dollar not being the global reserve currency anymore. Real chaos is when the American people have to go through the austerity that is coming if we continue to have $2 trillion annual deficits. Now, Democrats, for their part, appeared content to allow the chaos to play out. Ahead of voting with the House Freedom Caucus to remove McCarthy as Speaker, House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries said that the chamber has plunged unprecedented into dysfunction. So, bringing it back around to the crypto industry, I think there are a couple things to note. One, even if we get Emmer, his hands are somewhat going to be tied by the legislative body that he inherits and all of the challenges that it represents. As you've probably heard over and over from me, my base case is that we effectively limp over the line of the next election cycle without really getting much done in legislation of any form between now and then. Could this re -galvanize people and lead to some better outcomes? It's totally possible, but for those who are looking for the sunny side for crypto, it's probably very measured in terms of potentially nudging these few bills that have some amount of momentum forward rather than some big radical overhaul. Still, of course, if you're going to choose between a crypto ally as the Speaker of the House and not a crypto ally, it's pretty clear who we want. Now, for the second half of our show, we are going to stay in government land, but before we do that, a quick note from today's sponsor, Kraken. Kraken Pro is an incredible resource for advanced and professional traders. The all -in -one experience allows advanced traders to switch seamlessly between spot trading and other advanced products with a UI that is highly customizable to your unique trading style. With institutional -grade performance, Kraken Pro is Kraken's most powerful platform ever. Go to pro .kraken .com to get started. Thanks again to Kraken for supporting the breakdown. Alright, so as I mentioned, the other big story is that the SEC has been denied an early chance to appeal the Ripple case. On Tuesday, the judge refused to grant the SEC certification to pursue an interlocutory appeal. An interlocutory appeal is when a party is allowed to appeal a partial decision in an overall lawsuit before the case has been fully decided. The SEC had sought to appeal two parts of the decision from the Ripple case prior to a full trial on the question of whether Ripple executives had aided and abetted securities laws violations. Those two parts of the proposed appeal were that sales of Ripple tokens to retail investors through an exchange, known as programmatic sales, as well as the distribution of tokens to contractors and staff, both constituted unregistered securities transactions. The judge said that the SEC had failed to meet the legal standard required to bring an interlocutory appeal. Specifically, they wrote in their order that the SEC is not arguing that the court applied the law incorrectly. Instead, the SEC argued that the judge incorrectly applied factual analysis of the Howey test to the specific set of circumstances in the case. Digging in, the judge clarified their original decision. They wrote that they had not ruled that sales of tokens through an exchange can never produce a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others in order to satisfy the Howey test. Instead, the judge's decision was that the specific set of facts presented in the Ripple case did not satisfy the Howey test. As an extension of that logic, the judge also rejected the idea that the Ripple case has significant precedential value for other token cases. They stated that that would misconstrue the court's ruling. The order clarified that The court held that based on the totality of the circumstances in this case, including an examination of the facts, circumstances, and economic realities of the transactions, Ripple's programmatic sales could not lead investors to reasonably expect profits from Ripple's efforts. The judge explained that their analysis was based on a multitude of factors and did not turn on the fact that Ripple's offers and sales were on crypto asset trading platforms. They even referred specifically to an order made in the Terraform Labs lawsuit as well as the Library case and stated that the decisions were not in conflict because they deal with entirely separate sets of facts. Peels are only allowed to deal with a dispute on the state of the law rather than a disagreement on how the law has been applied in a particular case. In rejecting the SEC's argument that there was a substantial disagreement about the state of the law, the judge wrote that To simplify it down, the judge appears to be saying that there is no dispute that the Howey test is the correct legal theory to apply in the Ripple case, nor is there any dispute about the judge's understanding of the Howey test. The only disagreement the judge could find on the SEC's application was in how this judge applied the Howey test to the specific facts of the case. The judge ruled that this was not a disagreement subject to appeal. So what are the takeaways of this ruling? Well, one, the decision seems to severely restrict the SEC's ability to appeal the Ripple decision whatsoever. If the regulator wants to bring an appeal, they will need to find new grounds and argue that the judge got the law wrong rather than simply made a decision that they disagreed with. More broadly, this order seemed like an implicit criticism of the SEC's strategy of regulation by enforcement. If each token case relies on a separate set of facts and is of limited precedential value, the theory that the SEC can simply win a handful of cases and apply those precedents broadly across the entire industry appears much more shaky than it previously might have. Finally, the judge in the Ripple case appears to have given a lot of thought on how to make their decision unable to be appealed. This order did not give the impression that the judge was looking to make decisions that would need ratification in an appellate court. Instead, it appears that the original Ripple decision was written in such a way to make it resistant to appeals. They seem to have thought through the arguments that might be made to force an appeal and worked around them in advance. In terms of what's next, the judge set a trial date in April to deal with the remaining issues in the case, and the SEC will be able to make another attempt at an appeal once that trial winds up. Now, a lot of folks in the industry were, of course, very excited about this. Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO at Ripple, said, just that XRP in this case wasn't one, and that even though some XRP acquirers purchased it for speculation, the SEC didn't prove it was tied to the efforts of Ripple. Now, on the flip side, although the judge's decision was fairly firm, some crypto lawyers did caution against celebrating too early. Gabriel Shapiro, the general counsel at Delphi Labs, said, don't get too excited about the denial of SEC's interlocutory appeal in Ripple. It doesn't mean the SEC lost its appeal. It means that if the SEC wants to appeal, it has to appeal everything at once after the trial. Still, some useful clarification of Judge Torres's opinion. Consensus lawyer Bill Hughes, however, thought the decision was a more significant blow to the SEC, tweeting, SEC served another L in the Ripple case. Crypto has been calling BS on this making it up as you go approach. Good to see at least one court also taking note. So, friends, overall, a fairly exciting day in crypto land. We got a demonstration of how U .S. politics, as disconnected as it might seem from crypto, actually has an impact on how the industry might grow and develop in this country. And we got yet further evidence that when it comes to the rule of law and protecting this industry's right to, you know, be an industry, the courts are, at least at this time, our best backstop. In any case, that is where we will wrap for today. Excited to share more evolutions with you as they come. Thanks one more time to Kraken for sponsoring the breakdown. And until tomorrow, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
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"Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy? Well, so are we. But until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric Mataxas. Well, ladies and gentlemen, do not adjust your TV sets. I'm wearing a different kind of wig today, and I know it's jarring, but let's just go with it. The wig master. Yeah, he's outdone himself today. I was going to say he was taken ill. He was taken ill. But in any event, enough about my wig. Chris, what about your wig? is My wig an original. Listen, today is, I believe, Tuesday, right? So we should probably tell people who's on the show, and then we're going to joke around more. Who's on the show? In a couple of minutes, probably not wearing any kind of wig at all, will be my guest, Roger Stone. Roger Stone will be talking about the Kevin McCarthy, Matt Gaetz battle. McCarthy and Gaetz. If you're wondering what to make of that, and you don't have time to listen to the show, Gaetz is right. McCarthy needs to be kicked out. But that's just my opinion. We'll see what Roger Stone has to say. He is a genius, political genius, and I'm excited to hear what he has to say. It kind of reminds me of the old Star Trek episode where Kirk and Spock have to fight each other to the death. It reminds everyone of that, but please continue. Spock was kind of under a spell. He wasn't himself, and they had to fight each other. Right. Kirk didn't want to hurt Spock because he knew that, you know. But maybe it's a bad analogy. It's just like that. Ladies and gentlemen, it's just like that. If you don't have any more time, just take that home. It's on In hour two, we're talking to Doug Grothheis. That's a Dutch name. I want to say up front, I hate the Dutch. I despise you people. And I'm going to bring it to Doug Grothheis. Enough with the Dutch stuff. But we're going to talk to him about theological stuff. We're going to talk to Roger Stone about political stuff in a couple of seconds. Before that, we should mention several things. Number one, I've been working on a sequel to Letter to the American Church. It's called Religionless Christianity, God's Answer to Evil. Working on a book is very stressful on me. That's why I'm wearing this wig because the eczema and psoriasis really flare up, and you've got to cover that up just from stress. So I'm working on that book. I'm doing a lot of travel. The Letter to the American Church book, some of you know, there's a study guide that goes with it. And we've mentioned that the documentary film, there's a documentary film. And I think we're pushing back the release date. The film is just about ready to go. But I think we're trying to set it up as a fathom event. I will be screening it in churches around the country. But we don't book. It's not about a movie. It's about saving America from sliding into the abyss. It's very, very bleak. If you pay attention to what's going on in the news, most of it seems unbelievable, the evil that we're facing and the silence of the church in the face of evil. So stay tuned on that. The way they attack President Trump, the way they attack Mike Lindell, what's really gross to me is there are people out there who don't care. And I think to myself, who are you? Do you understand what kind of a country this is? In this country, we don't play those political games. We actually have justice under the law. We're supposed to have those things. And you're supposed to care about those things. I don't care where you are politically or who you like or don't like. So it really is amazing to me where we are. So we're going to be talking obviously to Roger Stone about that in a few minutes. But let me ask you again to support Mike Lindell, please, by going to mystore .com or mypillow .com and using the code Eric. But what he's going through, even yesterday, I read a whole new thing that they're attacking him. It's just despicable that we're at that point in the country where that kind of stuff is happening. I mentioned I was traveling. I was. You remind me of that. I forget the name of the song. It's a classic rock song about the guy who's on the road every night. He's going to town to town. You're kind of like a 70s rocker.
A highlight from Doug Groothuis
"Hey, you have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to the Eric Metaxas show? Well, welcome. Tune in and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Metaxas. Folks, welcome back. In a few minutes, I'm talking to Doug Groth -Heiss. We're talking about seven sentences on world religions. This is going to be fun, I guarantee it, but right now I get to continue talking to Roger Stone because my producer was out of the room and he couldn't stop me. Roger, it is so much fun to talk to you. You were just making the point about DeSantis and the loyalty thing. Look, I take that very seriously. I don't think DeSantis is a bad guy. I think he's been a great governor, but I really think that it was a tremendous miscalculation on his part. Probably, and you know this, it's not even probably, people with a lot of money who really hate Trump, they did the hard sell on Ron DeSantis. You must do this. We will back you. You can't fail. But he does seem not to have the je ne sais quoi that you have to have if you're going to be a force in politics in America. And he does come across as wooden and I just think it's a pity. I hope he remains governor of Florida for a long time. He's a wonderful governor. But it is so strange to me that people who just can't abide Trump did this and really put all their eggs in that basket. I guess I would argue, first of all, that likability is an absolute key factor in American politics. Ronald Reagan had it. Donald Trump has it. Ron DeSantis does not have it. There's nothing likable about him. There's nothing warm. He's socially awkward. He's very, very strange. He's either an introvert in an expert's business or perhaps he's on the spectrum. I'm uncertain, but it's impossible to warm to him and his physical mannerisms are very weird. The other thing, though, that is even more problematic is I'm going to argue with the assertion that he's a good governor. He took nine and a half million dollars from Florida Power and Light and we got a 22 percent electricity increase, the largest single increase in state history. If your home was destroyed in one of the two recent hurricanes and you don't like what your home insurance company is offering you to replace your home or, say, your roof, you no longer have the ability to sue them. That's because of a bill that Governor DeSantis signed after taking four and a half million dollars from the insurance companies. He's been a he's missing in action as governor. The state has an insurance crisis. The state has a malaria crisis. The state has a growing crime crisis. And the governor is in Iowa trying to make his last stand. By the way, he's term limited, so he's in his final term as governor. He cannot run again. And I think he's very badly damaged his brand back here in Florida. Now, I did not think that the voters would care about the loyalty factor, but I was entirely wrong about that.
A highlight from Rep. Mike Lawler & Sen. Tom Cotton on the dysfunction in the House
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A highlight from 1278. Gensler LOST AGAIN! | Judge Shreds SEC Appeal! | XRP Update
"Let's get into some XRP news today and talk about the SEC taking another black eye. These guys are taking round after round from the judge, and it's going to be an interesting one for sure. You don't want to miss this show. All right, my name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Let's get into it. A couple of topics that we'll break down from the judge, but also the kind of impact this could have for the overall crypto markets, even the Coinbase case. We'll give you guys kind of a rundown. One thing I do want to do is thank our sponsor, and that's iTrust Capital. If you guys are looking at going into long -term investing into crypto IRAs, this is one of the vehicles you can use, and it's very simple to do it. Easy to start up, there's no monthly fees, and all you have to do is you can do your own self -directed trading. So if you want to get into XRP or others, you can do that right here within the iTrust Capital IRA. Very easy to join, and you'd be joining 200 another ,000 accounts that have already created IRAs there with iTrust. So check the link down below. You get a $100 funding reward if you decide to do something there. Helps our channel out. Appreciate that. All right, so let's get into a couple things here. I want to go over to the PDF here. This is the judge response, and there's a few points. I'm going to kind of zoom in on this a little bit for you guys. There's a few spots in here. There's going to be a lot of scrolling, but the point is we're going to get to a couple of points here. I want to go down here to page five. All right, so let's get into this. First, SEC has not presented a pure question of law. This is one of the things that the judge has already pretty much put in in the judgment on the first ruling, and of course, kind of them just saying, hey, this is, you're still in the same position here. In fact, the court specifically rejected defendants' essential ingredients, the legal test, and applied the SEC's legal standards. So this was where the SEC was essentially trying to create their own rules. Judge says, nope, not going to work here. Further into the document, the SEC seeks to appeal question C, and issuers offers and sales of crypto assets and trading platforms create a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others. But the court did not hold that offers and sales on a digital asset exchange can create a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others. So I think that is pretty much the same kind of scenario that's playing out in the Coinbase trial that we will most likely, I think we're going to see a win there as well. Ripple's programmatic sales were blind, bid -asked transactions, same as almost every crypto transaction out there. Ripple's programmatic sales represented less than 1 % of the global XRP trading volume, did not make any promises or offers, and the SEC failed to provide evidence. The SEC failed to provide evidence, and she just keeps on, failed to provide evidence over and over on all of this. So really kind of hitting home on the SEC, just not holding up their end of being able to even prove that XRP or other digital assets are securities. Further in this document, it says the SEC failed to provide evidence and the development of use cases for the XRP ledger, which constitutes a tangible and definable consideration to Ripple. That's important. Court also rejected the SEC's argument that XRP provided Ripple employees as compensation and bonuses satisfies the Howie's first prong. So getting into a lot more detail here, and I think this is going to flow into the rest of the civil cases that are still out there against Garlinghouse and Larson. All right, so court rejects the SEC's remaining argument that the courts have accordingly found section five violations where unregistered crypto asset transactions occur not between the issuer and the investor, but through intermediaries, including on trading platforms, keyword on trading platforms. That is Coinbase in a nutshell. And I think that's the scenario. Digital assets I think are getting ready to fall outside of the guise of the SEC. Court rejects the argument that there is a substantial ground for difference of opinion, meaning it doesn't matter what you think the court has a rule of law to go by and we're going to affect it. And, uh, the SEC is not creating their own law, which is the other scenario. Okay, so further in the court, uh, in the document, the court cannot draw any conclusions about library's core reasoning, uh, to an issue because it was never litigated. Therefore the SEC fails to point to any digital asset cases which conflict with the court's holding as to the other distributions. If you don't know about what happened in the library case, this was a really a milestone event for the SEC, but now the court is pretty much saying, man, not really. Listen into this clip right here. After the blockchain was launched and we didn't do an ICO and this was during the ICO boom and then we said we were trying to be a conservative company and eventually the SEC sued us and they declined to actually bring the trial until shortly before the statute of limitations was going to hit on our, on our first buying time. Yeah. We came in and we did a whole presentation and they just used that stuff against us. Never answered a single one of our questions. We've said we'll destroy the entire company. We'll give you our entire pre -mon. You can have every dollar in our bank accounts, right? But what we want is the status that Bitcoin has, right? If I have to blow everything up, if that's what's somehow the difference here. Okay, fine. Just tell me that that's what I have to do. They won't tell you that. They'll say you're, I mean, seriously, it's so it like gives me an energy. That's crazy. I mean, that would be in the founder of library talking about how much pressure and just gravitas that the sec is wielding out there on small companies. And that's the problem of overreach that we talk about all the time. All right, so let's go back to, actually there's another clip I want to play for you. This is John Deaton. Listen to this one. The judge agreed with me, promised me, assured me that he was going to make sure that the world knew that his decision did not apply to secondary market transactions. And that was a very important point because judge Torres in the ripple case cites that hearing Jeremy Kaufman and library spend between one and $4 million and they spend another couple million dollars in legal fees. The sec spends ungodly amount of hours taxpayer money. And when it's all said and done, the government protected us by getting $111 ,000 in legal fees. From library. Well, we've successfully destroyed them financially. We did what we told Jeremy Kaufman we were going to do when he argued with us and we said, we will bankrupt you pal. What happened is the library is appealing the decision by the judge granting summary judgment to the sec. I think that they have been emboldened, if you will, because of the grayscale ruling by the ripple decision by maybe even the Uniswap decision by judge failure and hopefully a really good decision that comes down in the Coinbase motion to, to dismiss. Remember people, there's not a case in 80 years that supports taking an asset that may have been an investment contract in the beginning and then calling it an investment contract. The underlying asset forever. None. Yeah. So Deaton pretty, pretty benefit. I'm pretty passionate about that. And I think he does kind of hit that point home is that the sec kind of plays unfairly, not surprising and to anyone out there. But the good thing is, is now the courts are starting to rule against them. And this seems like they are finally in a position where they're taking the bully to class here further in the conclusion denied at the sec's request for a stay is also denied. So this court basically just lashed everything down. This is an interesting statement at the end prior to the final pretrial conference council for both parties along with parties themselves shall meet in person for at least one hour to discuss the settlement of the match. So they are really meaning the court is really pushing to get this done. This of course is Annalisa Torres, judge Annalisa Torres, which I think is the one that has pretty much outlined that the sec has no case here for digital asset control and most likely is going to fall under, under outside the graces of the court when it comes to the, to the Coinbase, uh, case as well. All right. Just a couple of tweets here. Uh, corrupt sec got an effort fail on their appeal. Judge Torres wrote the fail 10 times. Uh, here's Stuart Alderati, of course, the ripple attorney courts, um, July 13 ruling was and remains law of the land XRP is not a security. Jeremy Hogan comes in and says, Hey, okay, look here. A couple of things here that I want to note. Uh, and that is really this statement right here. This is a disaster for the agency. I'm going to mark that just it's there. This is a disaster for the agency, but I think this is, this is a good thing for crypto in general and digital assets. But more importantly, I think for digital asset technology and how all of this is moving forward, keeping government overreach out of industry and innovation is important because as you know, Deaton kind of mentioned, they went through all that, you know, millions and millions and millions of taxpayers money for $111 ,000 for a library case, which is probably going to get overturned out. So not a good one. Here was Scott, Scott Chamberlain, uh, further talking about the XRP case and he kind of hits something here. So there's a lot in change. SCC failed to prove its case. Now it has to push not something nice uphill with a pointy stick if it wants to win. So they have a huge boulder in front of them to get this done in being able to win. I think the SCC has lost this and I think it's going to start either looking very bad for Gensler or the SCC is going to start to pivot their position. Now you look at it politically, that could be the case because we're starting to see some things in DC that could also kind of tie into this. I want to go over to this last clip, which is Deaton talking about this a little bit further into what this might mean. Listen in. She said some XRP holders, no doubt bought XRP for speculative reasons and they may have relied on the efforts of Ripple, but the SCC didn't prove that. Programmatic sales of XRP on exchanges are not securities. XRP itself is not a security. And what she did in this decision was solidify it. And I'm telling you it's untouchable. It cannot be touched. She even said, look, I never said that it's impossible for some crypto token to still be a security when it's bought on an exchange. I've just said that XRP in this case with these facts are not period. She even made it more clear that as of right now on this day, excluding Bitcoin, XRP is the only one clearly, with legal clarity. I'm really hoping that judge failure comes through on the Coinbase decision because I think that will be when Gensler is forced to pivot. And that's when Elizabeth Warren has to accept that her anti crypto army is a bunch of old people about to die. All right, there you go. Anti crypto army dead. Uh, and I think back to my point is that I think that Gensler is going to pivot. He has to, this is starting to impede political positioning. It's also impeding the benefits of what the SCC is going to try to do in really the work they should be doing, which is real securities law. And that is the challenge because right now it's just overreached. This is just power grabs. You look at what Graywall was saying here. Of course, this is the Coinbase attorney. SCC just filed its opposition motion to dismiss their case. This is the opposition to the motion for Coinbase trying to get this dismissed. This is going to take on a light of its own. If you look back down here at the end, it says, we look forward to filing our reply in October 24th. So as always, we appreciate court's consideration. So this is probably going to move into November, but the key here is the SCC continues to lose and they're losing in very, very grandiose ways. And this is not good for anything from a governmental overreach standpoint. I think it's even worse for the political position of the SCC. And this also starts to change things dramatically, I think in digital assets as a whole. Most likely Coinbase is going to come out of this. Coinbase is going to look really good pretty soon. So, all right guys, we're going to get into that more. We're going to be covering more of this. Obviously we had the speaker house change up this week. There's a big implication there on crypto and digital assets as a whole. We'll cover that. Make sure and stick around on the channel. If you're not subscribed, make sure and subscribe right now. Just hit that little button down there. If you want to get some of our live streams, I'm doing as much lately, but we do want to bring those back. Just hit that bell. You'll get notifications when we do this. All right, if you're not in our diamond circle, get in now. It's another place where we drop additional content. We've got a really special surprise for you. We've got new TA videos coming only to our diamond circle members twice a week. Those will be dropped on, it looks like Monday and Thursday. Plus you're going to get Kyle's webinar, excuse me, web3 podcast, and he's adding another show to it. So you're going to get four new pieces of content that you don't get anywhere else. Not here on YouTube, only in the diamond circle. Click the link down below. You guys want to catch me? It's out there on Twitter at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
Fresh "Both Ways" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Look at the top stories we're following on WTOP. Leader Majority Steve Scalise and Congressman Jim Jordan are vying to be the next Speaker of the House. DC ranks in the quarter top of the noisiest cities in America according to a new list. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. It's 3 18. Time for traffic and weather on the 8th and back to Dave Dildine in the WTOP traffic setting. Bad crash car into a pole overturning catching on fire and power lines farms in downtown at least one person dead. This serious crash just happened in Stafford County on Route 17 near Granite Street which is a few miles south of Bealton. Route 17 shut down both ways there. I 5. Southbound traffic is getting slow out of Fredericksburg. It's still sluggish northbound into Quantico. The multi car crash near mile marker 147 is out of the way on the shoulder. New one reported on 66 eastbound east of 123 where they've been happening often lately along the left side. Westbound traffic is slow for necking reasons and volume related reasons farther west through Centerville. On the Beltway in Virginia it's getting slower heading for the big bridges nothing blocking. In Maryland a crash on the interloop near 202 quickly moved to the shoulder. Other incidents on shoulders through Montgomery County mainly just a volume issue on the interlude pulling into Silver Spring. The crash resulting in many going to the hospital along Route 1, the bus southbound on Route 1 at University Boulevard hitting a large sign. Southbound lanes are still blocked but traffic does get by single file sharing the northbound side of US Route 1. Route 50 between the Beltway and
Monitor Show 15:00 10-04-2023 15:00
"This week is the week of Perks at Potbelly. Think of it as a delicious sandwich holiday from October 2nd to October 6th, where Potbelly drops a new gift every 24 hours, exclusively for Perks members, which means a new festive way to enjoy legendary toasted sandwiches at Potbelly. And no, it's not a religious holiday, unless your religion is sandwiches, in which case, it's the most religious holiday there is, Potbelly. We bring the hot. At Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week, insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus global business, finance and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Carole Masur and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. And a very good afternoon, everybody, live from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio streaming on YouTube. And of course, oh, he's on Bloomberg Originals. It is Wednesday, October 3rd, 2023, Carole Masur along with, nope, not Tim Stenebeck. He is off today. But joining us is Bloomberg News economics editor Molly Smith. And Molly, it's a day where it does feel like the markets, both the equity side of things and the bond side of things, taking a little bit of a breather from some of the trend lines that we've seen as of late. Right. I mean, yesterday was brutal. I mean, some of the scopes on some of those bond yields, I mean, recessionary levels. So I think everyone's taking a bit of a breather today, but still a bit on edge. Yeah. I feel like very data dependent, which is something we're going to get into in just a moment as well. Also coming up, we've got a great check on the global economy. We've got Brad Jacobs with us. He is executive chair, founder of the logistics and trucking company XPO, understands the corporate culture. So we're going to talk about the economy. We're going to talk about some of the big trends when it comes to running a business. We're also going to talk to him about his next acts.
Fresh "Both Ways" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Let's leave it right there. And we will be talking a lot more about this in the future. Thanks so much. That's Thane Rosenbaum, CBS legal analyst. Traffic and weather. Here's WTOP's Dave Dildine in the traffic center. In Virginia, 95 northbound jam through Quantico, the crash at Marmarco 147, give or take, mostly along the right side, but no status updates from authorities recently on that one. Southbound delays Springfield past Newington because of a work zone after Fairfax County Parkway, the right lane blocked. It's getting slower on the outer loop near 66, volume building near the Wilson Bridge and remaining slow on the inner loop from Route 7 toward McLean and Legion Bridge because of the work work zone beyond the toll road. The daytime, midday work zone is getting clear from the right lane, but it's going to stay slow and constricted through the long term work area. Manassas, northbound 28, Nokesville Road, delays toward crash response at Pennsylvania Avenue before 234. In Maryland, White Oak, couple of crashes reported on 29 near Tech Road and also near the Trader Joe's south of Lockwood. Volume building on the Beltway through Montgomery and Prince George's County, all work zones from the midday clear, 95 southbound south of 32. That work zone is clear. There's probably one between Germantown and Damascus on Route 27. It's very slow near Hawks Road both ways. And on the Bay Bridge, westbound on Route 50, it is just one center lane getting by down the westbound span. The broken down vehicle, I think, has just been towed from the right lane mid -span. You should see more green arrows coming on soon. Westbound in Annapolis near Route 450, exit 23, the crash out of the way entirely. The delays have eased. For over 35 years in the DMV, Greenberg and Betterment has helped clients win the compensation they deserve. As always, pay no fee unless your case is won. GBLawyers .com. Feel better. Dave Del dying, WTOP traffic. All right, let's get back to 7 News First Alert meteorologist Steve Rudin. Steve, you've got a good winning streak going with our weather here. Very nice weather and it continues for the remainder of the afternoon
A highlight from El Salvador's Economy is BOOMING Because of Bitcoin | EP 837
"Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live. We're streaming from Santa Monica, California, also in, you know, in the greater Los Angeles area, because we're in L .A. for Pacific Bitcoin. Opti is currently on the move. He's he's traveling. So we got some people filling in for Opti today. We have my significant other who deals with my madness, deals with all the the Bitcoin talk, slowly converted her into Bitcoin. Slowly but surely, Internet Sophie. What's up? What is up, everybody? We're going to have to play producer here because we are in the same room and we're going to be giving each other a little bit of feedback. But I'm really excited to be here. It's the first time on the show. I'm honored. And yeah, let's get this rolling. Yeah. So it's going to be it's going to be a special show. But we have a lot to talk about today. We have we're going to talk about El Salvador, how else out, because that was one of the things that I've heard, like one of the criticisms was that Bitcoin wasn't directly responsible for El Salvador's economy doing well. Well, there is a report released by Banco Santander of Spain, and they said that Bitcoin tourism was directly responsible for a lot of, you know, El Salvador's economy improving. Also, not to mention the security stuff as well. And on top of that, the IMF released not only the IMF, the IMF and Jerome Powell, who is calling himself Jay Powell on Instagram, are starting to release memes. They're starting to release videos because they're realizing that they're losing ground on the battleground of the Internet. Now, unfortunately for them, we have home we have home turf advantage. Our meme addicts are better than theirs because they're based on truth and theirs are based on lies. So without their ability to control the narrative, like the total narrative, their memes will eventually fall short versus our memes. Again, we have we have the pillar of truth. We have a proof of work backing us. We have Bitcoin backing us. So I think we're going to out meme them, not to mention it's a bunch of boomers like trying to make Instagram videos like it's kind of strange. We're going to play it for you guys and we're talking about it. And also, I want to bring up my co -host today, the legendary one and only Mike Hobart. He's part of the Bitcoin Veterans podcast with Alex Stanzik and co. How are you doing, Mike? Thank you for filling in for Opti today. What up, nerds? Yeah, you don't have to thank me for that, man. As you guys know, specifically you and Opti, well, everybody else in the in the chat, I just enjoy doing this. So whenever you guys need some assistance, there's as long as the schedule permits, I have no problem helping cover down and talk about Bitcoin, dude. Well, I appreciate I appreciate you joining us, Mike, like always. And of course, we got Steve. Now, Steve is very interesting. He is he's a good friend of producer Jacob, and apparently he has solved the oracle problem or better. Maybe let me let me phrase it differently. He's presented a interesting solution to the oracle problem. So there's two problems in computer science, right? There's the two. Let me make sure I don't butcher this. The business in general's problem, which is something that I hate saying, saying that Bitcoin solved, but Bitcoin came up with a good solution for. And then there's the oracle problem, which is another problem in computer science. And Steve, apparently a lot of people were going crazy when you presented the solution. So could you talk a little bit about what the oracle problem is and what your solution does? Sure. Yeah, thanks for having me on the show. I'm not sure if I'd be quite so bullish to say I solved the oracle problem, but sure. So the oracle problem is, you know, who's the person that tells you what the USD price of Bitcoin or who's the person that tells you what the outcome of? Any event was betting on a football game or betting on an election or something like that. If you've got some kind of contract that needs to be settled, both of the people in the contract or both the people in the bet need to kind of agree that we are going to look to this source, you know, like NFL dot com or White House dot gov or like Coinbase dot com to tell us what the official answer is on the outcome that we're betting on. And this is a problem just because you basically need a trusted third party or some kind of centralized person to solve it. And so what I've done is I noticed a long time ago that the USD price of Bitcoin was an emergent on chain feature of the Bitcoin blockchain. And so I knew that I could tease out the price on chain for a while now. I've known this for like five years now, and I finally got around to doing it. There's multiple ways it could be done, but I released the UTX oracle dot pie dot p y. It's just a simple Python script. You can get it at UTXO dot live slash oracle. And this way, everyone can run the exact same very simple Python program and they can only communicate with their own node and takes about a minute to run, reads in 150 blocks or so. And you get the exact same price as everyone who runs this independently. That's kind of it's kind of nuts. I mean, there's trade offs. There's pros and cons. I won't say it's like the solution to the oracle problem. But like you said, just like Satoshi with Byzantine's general problem, it's not like he solved it. He just kind of like did some roundabout way about it. Yeah, exactly. I don't think they're solvable per se. I think that there's ways to tackle them. And they're, of course, like you mentioned earlier, there's trade offs. But it's very, very interesting because you used the basically data from Bitcoin to surmise the USD price without relying on a single exchange or a multitude of exchanges or whatever. You're just relying on on chain data. And I think that's absolutely fascinating. And I think there's something more there. I think we're just starting to see the first innings of that. So, Steve, we're super, super hyped to have you on the show today. We're going to dive more into what Steve is working on his project during the culture segment. But first, we got to get to the numbers. Let's start the show, everybody.
A highlight from Who Will Be The Next House Speaker?
"Breaking news. This is a special edition of the Mike Gallagher Show. Kevin McCarthy has been ousted as Speaker of the House. The yeas are 216. The nays are 210. The resolution is adopted. The office of Speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives is hereby declared vacant. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, history was made this week as a small group of Republicans partnered with all the Democrats in the House to end McCarthy's leadership. I would say that my conversations with the former president leave me with great confidence that I'm doing the right thing. What happens next? Here's Mike Gallagher in the Relief Factor studios. Oh, boy. Well, here we go. Chaos reigns supreme in Washington, D .C., and now the Republicans lost their Speaker of the House thanks to the efforts of eight Republicans who decided it was time to tear off the Band -Aid and make a change. Now, we've got a lot of challenging bad news to tackle with these eight Republicans who sided with all the Democrats, really, realistically, all the Democrats sided with the eight Republicans, and shame on the Democrats, but on the other hand, you're not going to count on them to get the Republicans out of the way of themselves. So this is a Republican headache, and boy, is it a massive headache. If you saw that Patrick McHenry, the acting Speaker, slam that gavel down, how that gavel didn't break is a miracle. That's got to be the sturdiest gavel in the history of all gavel manufacturing. People are livid. People are enraged. Newt Gingrich calling Matt Gaetz and the others traitors for what they did, traitors. And when you go down that path, we know what happens. We all know what the penalty is for treason. There's a lot of heat right now and a lot of confusion, especially Nancy Mace. Who saw that coming out of South Carolina? If it weren't for Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Mace doesn't have her seat in Congress, and she stabbed him in the back. So before we try to sort through the many challenges we face, let me give you some reason for some optimism. Close your eyes for just a minute and fantasize about this. I've now heard from a number of people. I know for a fact Donald Trump has been contacted about possibly him being an interim speaker. Is that a reality? I don't know. He'd be great. But actually, I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. If he wants to be speaker, I want him to be president of the United States. He's still going to be running for president. That's where we need him is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If he wants to be speaker, then that's fine, too. Wow. Can you think of a wilder scenario than acting Speaker of the House, Donald J. Trump? Oh, my gosh. Just a thought. Just a thought. All right. Let's get into the brass tacks. Whenever there's a huge historic story like this, I don't like a ton of talking heads. I want to hear from the American people. The Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition line is open to you, 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. It seems to me that there are certainly two sides to this argument. The side that supports Matt Gaetz and the seven other Republicans argues it was time to rip off the Band -Aid, McCarthy didn't fulfill certain promises he made in order to get elected in the first place, our spending is out of control, we're funding Ukraine, we're not doing things we promised to the American people, and good for them. Now, the other side of it is it's a bad idea to do this when we have so much momentum. The timing is terrible. It puts the Republican Party in disarray. It creates absolute pandemonium, and it's not a very productive thing to do. That's the other side of it. Or you could go under the third rail and do what others on air and in print are doing. Matt Gaetz is a moron, and he's a monster, and there's some ethics thing that he's hiding, and there's bodies buried, and Ralph Norman will never win again. Even though Ralph Norman voted for Kevin McCarthy, he got thrown under the bus with the rest of them by a lot of the establishment Republicans because he even entertained the thought of dumping Kevin McCarthy. None of them are ever going to win again. They're finished. We should kick them out.
A highlight from Stanley Druckenmiller: Bitcoin is BETTER than Gold | EP 838
"Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, streaming from Los Angeles. California because we're getting ready from Pacific Bitcoin. If all goes well, in today's setup we'll be live streaming from the floor of Pacific Bitcoin Thursday and Friday, which should be a whole lot of fun. Some special episodes. Dell and Opti are gonna be holding it down. I think our boy Chris Alamo from from from Bitcoin magazine should join us as well. There should be some interesting shows and then Opti is gonna be doing some some interviews with some high -profile Bitcoiners, so that should be a lot of fun. Really, really excited for the Pacific Bitcoin Festival. It's one of my favorite conferences honestly that I've been to. I know Opti had a lot of fun to say the least last year. Sophie. It was an amazing time. I'm gonna be honest, it's gonna be hard to beat this year, but knowing the Swan team, they're gonna kill it. A hundred percent, yeah. So they've been prepping for this for a long for for for a long time, so should be should be a lot of fun. Anyways, today guys we're gonna talk about the infamous debate, Bitcoin versus gold. And you know this this famous billionaire, apparently he is one of the most famous and most successful hedge fund managers on Wall Street. 6 .2 billion dollar net worth. He said the quiet part out loud. He said, you know, he believes that if the gold bet is right, the Bitcoin bet is right. But I would I think that there's more to that, right? Because the physical characteristics of gold, like I think gold bugs were were right in their arguments. I just think that they had the wrong tool, right? And I think Bitcoin solves this because of its ability to, its ability for a human being to take self -custody of large quantities of Bitcoin by just writing down, you know, 12 to 24 words. And not only taking self -custody of it, but being able to send it across the world, you know, instantaneously for pennies on the dollar, right? So that completely changes, you know, the whole dynamics of this. And I think because of its ease of, its ability for people to take self -custody because it's an open ledger, I think it's going to be a lot harder for them to rehypothecate it the way they did with gold. And then a lot of people say because they did that with gold, they were able to control the gold markets. They were able to put downward pressure on the price of gold.
Monitor Show 14:00 10-04-2023 14:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. 24 hours and we thank you for our signature panel here at Bloomberg Politics Contributors. Rick and Jeannie, I'm Joe Matthew in Washington, Kaley Lyons is on the way in next, we're just getting started. Hour 2 of Sound On starts right now. This is actually what will decide this race. Bloomberg Sound On, politics, policy and perspective from DC's top names. Federal spending combined with too -lax monetary policy has produced this 40 -year high on inflation. China policy is driven basically by domestic politics. American families are finding themselves further behind the eight ball. To get anything done in this Congress, it's going to have to be done in a bipartisan way. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew and Kaley Lyons on Bloomberg Radio. We have a race for speaker. Welcome to Hour 2 of Sound On as Congressman Jim Jordan and Congressman Steve Scalise, the majority leader, announce runs for the gavel just a day after Kevin McCarthy lost his. Got a week left to a scheduled election in the House and we'll talk this out in just a moment with Terry Haynes, the founder of Pangea Policy, was a senior staffer in the U .S. House when the continuity of government plan was drafted and something we'll talk to him about straight ahead. Later, we'll look inside the race for speaker and the role that Donald Trump made.
A highlight from What You Do When Moderate Drinking Fails
"And I tried to moderate and make all the rules, like I'll only drink two times a week, I'll drink beer, not wine, I'll only drink when I'm out, I'll only drink when I'm home. I mean, you name it, I tried it, except for stopping. Hey everybody, welcome to the Addiction Unlimited podcast, where you get to learn everything you want to know about addiction and recovery. I'm your host, Angela Pugh, co -founder of Kansas City Recovery, Life Coach, and Recovering Alcoholics. To learn more about me, you can listen to episode zero on your podcast app, or find us on the web at AddictionUnlimited .com. Hi Casey, thank you so much for coming on and doing this episode with me. I am super excited to get to know you better. I'm so glad you're here. Yeah, thank you so much. I'm excited to be here too. Yeah, why don't we start with, for everybody listening, just tell everybody a little bit about you and what you do. Yeah, absolutely. Well, so I am a life and sobriety coach. I have a podcast called the Hello Some Day podcast for sober curious women. I primarily work with working moms who also kind of do all the things and then come home and drink to sort of zone out from all the things or stop their racing minds. I stopped drinking seven and a half years ago. For a couple of years, I just wanted it to be part of my life. I didn't want it to be the thing. In my life, I was working at a fortune 500 company. I had two kids. I was just living life without the headaches and the hangovers and everything else. And then I went back to coaching school. And again, I wasn't intending to be a sobriety coach. I was just wanting to be a life coach for pretty much every woman I knew who was 40 and had done all the things you were supposed to do to have a good life and looked up and was like, why aren't I happy? Every woman I knew at my corporate company. So what was your journey like? When did you realize that you had a problem that was bigger than just putting it down and leaving it alone? Like where you realized that you were gonna need some sort of additional support? Yeah, I had been worried about my drinking for a while. I always knew I was a big drinker. I loved it. I didn't drink in high school and I was sort of the hypervigilant, super responsible person. And then I got to college and I joined the women's rugby team, which is like a crash course in binge drinking and figured out that getting drunk turned off all of those worries in my mind, right? And so I would drink heavily and then be brutally hungover. And then after I graduated college, it just still became my main way of coping and not stressing out. I would drink before going on business trips, like to not worry about it, which was terrible because I was brutally hungover. I would drink before job interviews, the night before my dad got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when I was 21. That was kind of a way that I stopped worrying about it. And so I would drink, I would throw up in my 20s for like sometimes hours on the bathroom floor, just throwing up bile and sweating. And my mom was like, maybe you need to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol. And I thought it was a joke. I thought it was a funny punchline at the time, but it definitely stuck with me. So I always drank, I was sort of a 365 nights a year drinker, always open the bottle of wine with dinner, always have a cocktail when you went out. And then I started having the 3 a .m. wake ups and off just the charts anxiety. And for a while I was oblivious. I thought it was, I need to go to therapy and get anti -anxiety meds and anti -depression meds. And they gave me sleep medications, which then I was drinking a bottle of wine a night and taking Ambien, which is so dangerous. And then I wasn't oblivious anymore. Do you know what I mean? When I knew and I tried to moderate and make all the rules, like I'll only drink two times a week, I'll drink beer, not wine, I'll only drink when I'm out, I'll only drink when I'm home. I mean, you name it, I tried it except for stopping. And then I was like, oh dear God, I might have a real problem. I read Drinking a Love Story by Carolyn Knapp. And just when she, the way she writes about drinking and the relationship and how much she loved it, I was just like, yikes, this is me. I sort of wrote myself a letter saying, I have a serious problem with alcohol when my son was like six months old. And then I came back three days later and was like, just kidding, no problem with alcohol. I mean, I was like rationalizing to myself on paper. Right, I like how you were just letting your journal know that you were just - Oh yeah, like just kidding, nothing to see here, no problem, just in case. Yeah, it was so funny. So I worried about it when he was six months old. I took my first serious attempts to stop, go to therapy with someone who dealt with addiction, joined an online group of people who were trying to quit drinking. And a girl from that group took me to my first AA meeting when he was five years old. So six months to five years of trying desperately to moderate when he was five. My first attempts to really be like, okay, I stopped for four months. I got pregnant with my daughter, amazingly felt better. Life got better because I didn't drink for a year. I was like, wow, I'm fixed. Like it was situational, the issue, right? Now I can moderate. Went back to drinking with the intention to just, what we all say, like just on a date night, special occasion, decently quickly, I was back to a bottle of wine a night or more. The whole time I knew it was an issue. I knew too much. Like after you've done some recovery, every hangover, every fuzzy memory, every anxiety attack. So it took me 22 months to stop again for good. The whole time I was writing myself letters being like, I need to stop drinking. This is gonna mess up my life. But then when I did stop the second time, I ended up hiring a sober coach, which helped me so much. I'm sure it's why I became one. But that was my last day once, the day I reached out to my coach and I didn't know it was going to be, but I just kept stacking days in front of each other. And I also knew how hard it was to get started. And I knew that it would take me to that low place. Like I just burned my hand on that stove enough that I could no longer say it's my job or my husband, or I knew it was the alcohol that was bringing me to that point. What did your first year of sobriety look like? Like what did you do different? How was your life different in your first year? Most of my life stayed exactly the same. Same job, same husband, same kids, same friends. What I did do was I took it incrementally while knowing I didn't wanna go back. So I did not focus on forever. I did not spend a lot of time debating whether I was an alcoholic or I had a serious issue with drinking. I just said, okay, I'm going for a hundred days alcohol free. I was unable to make it to day four before then. So this was like the biggest goal I could imagine. And I told everyone in my life that I was going a hundred days alcohol free as a health challenge. I drank every single night. There was not a single person who was going to not notice that I was like ordering something else. So I told my workout group and my work colleagues and my husband and my friends and literally anyone. I told my husband that I needed to get all the wine out of the house. He still drinks, he drinks beer, but seven and a half years later, we've never had wine stain in our house. People bring it and take it away. And I told him to please not bring me wine home when if I had a stressful day, he knew that's what made me happy and that it was going to be really hard for me, but I was serious. So I had my coach, I had my online group that got me through my first 60 days. At 60 days alcohol free, I joined sort of an online coaching program with a group that helped me with even more people, even more knowledge, even more support. At four months, I had a major anxiety panic attack. And that was sort of the breaking point because I really felt like I couldn't cope. I was jumping out of my skin. It felt like I could barely move through the day. Turns out I had an undiagnosed mood disorder, go figure. I never would have figured that out if I wasn't sober, like never. But I went to my doctor and said, basically I can't go back to drinking and I cannot feel this way. So you have to help me. And she did. I got a great EMDR therapist. I got on some medication. I made it through that and then kept adding supports till I felt like I was balanced and solid.
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"Good to go on 66 both ways. And in Maryland 50 clear sailing out to the Bay Bridge. 95 on the Baltimore -Washington Parkway without delay same with 270. Bob Inley WTLP traffic. And now it's time for our latest forecast here from 7 News First Alert. What is happening this evening and are we going to keep it as nice and warm as it's been? We are Dimitri and it looks pretty out good there right now. Mainly clear skies across the area and we're going to call for perhaps just a few clouds later on tonight. Some patchy fog come early tomorrow morning but I don't believe it's going to amount to a whole lot in terms of any type of traffic delays or air travel delays I should say. Moving into the overnight 57 to 62 degrees, tomorrow 80 to 85 so a little bit cooler but still wall -to -wall sunshine from morning midday into the early evening. Thursday a day of transition cloud with added cover 75 to 80 and then I'm tracking a cold front late Friday into Saturday. This cold front's going to big have a impact not only across our area but pretty much the entire East Coast with much cooler air, windier conditions. Highs on Saturday in the upper 60s that will happen during the midday hours. We drop down to the 50s by wintertime into the evening and by Sunday highs will only be around 60 degrees with wind gusts upwards of 25 to 30 miles per hour making it feel a little bit colder. At this hour 74 downtown 70 Leesburg and 86 in Gaithersburg. Much appreciated there Steve Rudin 7 News First Alert meteorologist and were brought to you by Mervis Diamond Importers. Mervis means diamonds for the best quality and value. Nobody beats Mervis Diamonds. Visit Mervisdiamond Diamonds com. dot Ahead here on WTOP, the organization that just created
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"Area. We'll give you the latest on a hit -and -run accident in Prince George's County. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. Traffic and weather on the 8th. Rick McClure in the WTOP Traffic Center. Alright thanks Steph let's you take through the district northeast. At last check South Dakota Avenue was under police direction both ways at Bladensburg Road and a very special thanks to our listeners clarifying a couple of issues in progress. The crash along the northbound side of I -295 the ramp to the inbound 11th that crash has the right lane blocked and a new crash reported south coming out of the 3rd Street tunnel toward the westbound freeway and that long stretch ramp toward the westbound freeway the crash there has the left lane taken away. Let's head over to Virginia 395, I -95, 66 no issues reported you're free and clear GW Parkway long term work zone between Windy Run and the Beltway has you getting by in a single lane both ways. Set over to had one into the tree up in Gaithersburg that had Route 117 Cloper Road under police direction both ways near Seneca Creek Park. Route 52 and from the Bay Bridge volume eastbound is gone westbound just a little bit of it left from midway across Kent Island toward the westbound span three lanes west two lanes east across the bay with wind restrictions for high -level vehicles. BW Parkway back on the move south through Chevrolet the crash near 202 cleared. I -95 south through Baltimore County the crash after I -195 cleared from the left side and the work zone still mobile on the interloop after Connecticut Avenue toward Georgia Avenue two right slowly lanes getting by the debris clear. Patient first offers convenient most cost effective urgent and primary care just walk on in open 8 a .m. to 8 p .m. 365 days a patient first for over 40 years learn more at patientfirst .com Rick McClure WTOP traffic now to WTOP meteorologist Brianna Berman solo hi Stephanie in at mostly rainy conditions right now across the district
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North Korea is confirming it have does a US soldier who crossed into its territory last month North Korea claims that 23 -year -old private Travis King is seeking refuge from racism a familiar point talking for North Korea when it responds to US criticism of its human rights record. More now from CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes. We now have finally these first public comments from the North Koreans about him now this comes from the state news agency there which is known for releasing propaganda so keep that in mind but what they're claiming is that private King told investigators there that he fled to North Korea because he quote harbored ill feeling against inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the US Army. The Defense Department says the Pentagon is working to bring King back to the US. The soldier's family says his mother is appealing to North Korea to treat her son humanely. Russian and Ukrainian forces have treated missile strikes today with Ukraine claiming it has captured a key village in the southern part of the country. Ukrainian forces have recaptured a village on the front lines with Russia called Urogyny and this seems to suggest that they may be picking up steam in their fight to push Russia out of Ukraine. This comes a day after a top NATO staffer suggested Ukraine give up territory to Russia to become a member of NATO and perhaps end to the war. Ukraine's top presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoliak said that was ridiculous. That's WTOV national security correspondent JJ Green. Coming up on our top stories on WTOP, should the mayor and the council be done away with in the district? There's a push for that on Capitol Hill. This area's largest school system says it's no changes to its current transgender policies. Keep it here. Full details ahead. At eleven forty eight traffic and weather on the eighth. Let's get the latest from Rita Kessler in the traffic center. Well if you're on the Beltway we do have the delays in both directions in Virginia headed toward Georgetown Pike. The work takes the right lane both ways. If you're on the outer loop that delay now stretches all the way back to River Road and your inner loop delay begins near Route 7 and coming off of the Dulles Toll Road. Now ninety five down a slow after Newington now solid across the Occoquan headed into Dale City. is It still a single lane getting by the crash. You're staying to the far right to get by. The northbound delay is before Dale City into Woodbridge but the lane should be open. Then delays from Duke Street toward Seminary on 395. Watch for any work. Northbound 28 under the Poplar Tree Road overpass. That's a report of a wreck. Eastbound Columbia Pike or 244 near Carlin Springs Road was also a report of a wreck. In Maryland Connecticut Avenue southbound before Jones Bridge Road the work in the center lane then before Bradley Lane there was tree work in the right lane while eastbound I -70 still has a massive backup headed through Myersville. After 17 it is one left lane getting you by the work. We also have delays both directions headed toward the Bay Bridge. work The was westbound with the right lane of three blocked eastbound both lanes are open so they're not running two -way traffic westbound that westbound backup is near Cox Creek that eastbound backup is near Cape St. St. Clair and St. Margaret's Road. In the district New York Avenue near Florida Avenue you lose the left lane each way with the work. Did you know that you can map your commuter on the DMV using any mode of public transit? Visit sites .org and plan your trip today. I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic. Let's check in live with Seven News First Alert meteorologist Steve Rudin. A calmer and beautiful day today. 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"Closed both ways about midway between the fairfax county parkway and berkshire parkway and that was because of a downed tree bob in with lp traffic all right let's turn it over to seven news first alert meteorologist wtop meteorologist mike stenifer joining us here on wtop and mike so we've been watching a lot of this storm activity and what are we seeing right now well some heavy storms have popped up across the southern portion of the beltway from the i -66 intersection southward through falls church in anadale springfield uh... three ninety five year of bailey's crossroads to the beltway you're seeing some heavy cells as heavy cells are on the beltway all the way to camp springs of their movie into the uh... western portions of prince georges and the northern portions of charles county in carolina so still risk of some showers and thunderstorms for the next several hours looks like heavy rainfall some gusty winds could the be main issue this activity will end by around midnight overnight partly to mostly cloudy lows in the sixties to around seventy tomorrow another round of thunderstorms in the afternoon the evening hours these could be severe highs in the upper eighties. Looks like a thunderstorm will complex come away on sunday thunderstorms likely possibly strong to severe sunday afternoon and sunday evenings will get up to a high near ninety afternoon storms the forecast on monday and once again these could be severe with a high in the low nineties right now Gaithersburg 71 Leesburg 77 and Mike at 77 at Regan National. Thank you Mike and now right we have 76 degrees outside the WTOP studios in Friendship Heights brought to you by Len the plumber trusted same service day seven days a week and coming up the battle over an historic black burial ground in Bethesda heads to Maryland's highest court I'm Kate Ryan
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"From police and the Office of Consumer Protection among others. Kate Ryan, WTOP News. Our big story the afternoon and coming up in money news after traffic and weather. No rate hike but how many more to expect? I'm Jeff Glabel. Good afternoon 208 at a precision AC tune -up for only $59. Traffic and weather on the 8th and when it breaks to Dave Dildine in the WTOP Traffic Center. Good afternoon Brendan Hazleton on 395 in Virginia southbound near King Street. It is police activity blocking the lane right beyond that free flow down through Springfield 95 southbound some slowing across the Occoquan. No road this afternoon in Woodbridge though lanes open northbound heavy onto the outer loop before Van Dorn. The delays are leading toward and in the wake of a mobile work crew working along the left side of the outer loop. On the inner and outer loops near Georgetown Pike they're at work stationary along the right side right lane block both ways the breakdown on the outer loop closer to the GW Parkway cleared 66 off to a fair start George Washington Parkway only minor slowing through long -term work zone. In Maryland on Route 50 westbound very slow once again Chevrolet toward northeast at the DC line it is one right lane getting by the work zone again today and on DC 295 both ways between East Capitol Street and Pennsylvania Avenue not a single file at road work. Back in Maryland on 270 the coast is clear 95 northbound crashed near the Howard County rest area out of the way not event but northbound between 175 and 100 it's a solo crash one into the woods along the far right side of the main line thinking about an electric car plug into fitsmall .com and find your electric ride today check out the Hyundai Ioniq VW ID4 or
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"Route 50 both ways as people are trying to escape and get onto the interstate to try to get away from the traffic signals we're okay at the Bay Bridge though Bob Midler WTLP traffic let's go to 7news first alert chief meteorologist Veronica Johnson a warm afternoon and warmers we go through the rest of the week that's right about five degrees higher for your Friday so if you're sweating a little bit today you'll be sweating even more tomorrow the AC definitely gonna be on for Friday your now this evening we've got temperatures out there that are in the low to mid 80s pleasant enough little hazy sky currently across the area we're gonna have some scattered clouds around overnight and those temperatures will be dropping down the through 70s and into the upper 50s to mid 60s by early Friday expect highs tomorrow around 90 degrees so some neighborhoods could get up to 91 92 degrees definitely looking like the warmest day out of the year so far and on Saturday we've got some showers in the forecast very isolated now so we've lowered the rain thread plenty of dry hours it is going to be another warm day with highs in the mid to upper 80s across the area and it could be a little breezy too during the afternoon and early evening sunshine back for sunday with highs in the mid to upper 70s across the area so really delightful feeling good for sunday currently we're at 85 degrees potomac in vienna 85 degrees also chevy chase and 83 in landover all righty thanks veronica brought to you by mervis diamond importers think diamonds think mervis nobody pays retail anymore why should you visit mervis diamond dot com coming up on wtop will tell you why the next one hundred days are considered the deadliest 14 drivers 451 big drug companies just keep raising their prices they actually charge americans more than they charge in
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"The Home Depot are trademarks of their respective companies. It's 6 28 Traffic and weather on the 8s Dave dill dine in the WTO beat traffic setting. Edgewater Maryland pedestrian struck and medevaced, investigation ongoing route two and two 14 closed Solomon's island road closed both ways between pike ridge road and Stephanie's lane, central avenue closed both ways between pike ridge road and route two, southbound traffic onto its jam from aristia Allen across the south river toward that diversion. Route 50, no delays through Annapolis or at the bay bridge. Still heavy on the beltway near Bethesda and the legion bridge and northbound on two 70 through Gaithersburg. After Watkins mill wrote, there was a crash on the right shoulder, but probably by now clear. Baltimore, Washington Parkway, northbound, or four 50, the crash on the far right, they're heading for a new one, southbound at the south end of the Parkway near roof 50. In the district, don't know what's taken so long, but on three 95, southbound in the southwest freeway, the disabled pickup truck is still in our Kobe consulting cam and still tying up the center of the freeway. Drivers heading for Virginia toward the 14th street bridge get by in two lanes to the left. Those heading to the title basin in downtown get by to the right in Virginia traffic on three 95 is showing signs of calming down, but on 95 southbound, we're still talking about rather lengthy delays between Springfield and Dale City, near the truck way station, the crash ought to by now be on the right shoulder, but it blocked the right lane for a while. Traffic southbound on one 23 is backed up near 95, and there's some bailout on brute one. 66, we had a pair of crashes, eastbound motorcycle crash before haymarket on the right. And eastbound and false church near westmoreland, the crash was in the left lane, but that is now out of the way. At all three lanes are open heading in toward Arlington. Modern identity powers your mission. So register now for the octa city tour featuring gov identity summit on June 13th in Washington D.C. at octa dot com slash gov summit that's okay TA dot com slash gov summit. Dave dildy and WTO pay traffic. To the forecast in Steve rudin. Lingering showers draw to a close this evening as temperatures fall into the 40s by early tomorrow morning, highs for your Friday near 70°
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"McClure in the WTO traffic center. All right, sandy, let's take you through the district with volume slowdowns both ways of the freeway for your southwest and southeast, D dot reports some high standing water along the eastbound side of the freeway near the 7th street exit that may cause some problems along the right side. And a listener wants this if more ponding, northbound along D.C. two 95 near route 50 with traffic slowly squeezing by to the left to avoid it. So be careful along those two stretches in D.C.. Let's head over to Virginia GW Parkway with a big work zone going on might be temporarily halted right now, but the cones are still there between route one 23 and the beltway, single lane getting by so you might want to use an alternate route like the Carol Clara Barton Parkway or a route one 23 instead. I 95 all lanes are clear for the most part. We had a couple of issues that was clear just a while ago, the crash northbound before the beltway is cleared along the left side. The other crash is sponsoring on the southbound side that rook 6 O 6, that was cleared from the right side. Three 95 moving nicely except for a brief stretch after boundary channel heading up toward the inbound 14th. That's just volume. 66, police are dealing with a couple of issues with the crash had an east before the beltway along the left side. Another crash is on the westbound side near the manassas rest area, has the right side blocked, set over to Maryland, route 50, good to go through Chevrolet Bowie and Annapolis and across the bay bridge with wind warnings in effect for high level vehicles. Three lanes west and two lanes east across the bay. BW Parkway just volume and stretches north the greenbelt Laurel south through fort Meade. All right, two 70 north after father Hurley boulevard the crash cleanup is just about done at last check, had a single lane getting by, but maybe cleared from your travel aids entirely. You're going to double check on that. Head back over to the beltway, still very cautious, slow moving volume around most of it at the moment through Maryland and Virginia crash on the inner near central avenue was along the right side and we had a report of a crash on the inner loop near route one 23 that could be blocking as well. Virginia DMV is reminding you to slow it down, buckle up and stay focused, safe driving is something we can all live with. Rick McClure, WTO traffic. Now to WTO meteorologist Mike Jennifer and Mike, it's good to know these storms are going to stick with us for much longer. A pretty much out of the region now the severe thunderstorm
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"Of your week. Wednesday morning, April 12th, where the time now is 1248. Arrived in good weather all the 8s first as always over to Rick McClure in the WTO P traffic center. Hi, thanks, dino. Let's head over to Virginia where most of you have the work so are set tonight. We're going to check on work zones on the Maryland side and our next report. But these are the origins we have confirmed so far of Virginia side interloop between route 7 and Georgetown pike had the right lane getting by and looked between route 50 and I 66, the work has the right lane getting by. And it works on the auto loop Virginia side before I 95 has two right lanes blocked. And we're going to check on those work zones on the Maryland side after our next report. Maryland died to 70 still traveling well both ways between Frederick and Rockville, I 70 with a pair of work zones, both ways through myersville at after route 17 to the right lane getting by, watch for another work show on the step through mount airy with the left lane getting by. BW Parkway we had when broken down southbound inside the beltway near the good luck road overpass. Last check was along the right side, stay left, please. Watch for the word shown through head over, set up along the southbound side after I one 95, BWI Marshall with right lane getting by. Through belch ville, the southbound side of route two O one edmondston road is shed shut down for a work zone after powder mill road, traffic might be alternating through along the northbound side. Over in Virginia 66, three works on set up two along the eastbound side through Centreville, east before route 29, right lane block, the other near the fairfax county Parkway, had the right lane getting by. Three 95 north after route 27 Washington boulevard, road work of the left lane getting by, had a few slowdowns going through that one. I 95, two work zones set up by one northbound through Fredericksburg after the centerport Parkway. That one takes away the left lane, mobile work zone, last check was rolling south between thornburg and Carmel church along the right side of the roadway. Rick McClure will be trafficked. Soaring temperature is for the rest of the week and with dry conditions, it's going to be perfect for getting some of those outdoor projects done.
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"Now to the top stories we're working on for you here at WTO P, the Federal Reserve will issue its decision on interest rates in a few hours if interest rates are hiked again, it would be the 9th time since last march. And could this be the day of peak bloom for the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin, we will keep you updated, keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead, where it's ten 48. Traffic and weather on the 8s back to Rita, she is in the traffic center. Yes I am and we do have work on the beltway if you're on the bellway in Virginia, the work near Georgetown pike is there yet again taking the right lane both ways you're outer loop delay is near the merge with the two 70 spur, the inner loop slows off the toll road headed past the scene. You'll also find a delay on the inner loop before Braddock road headed past two 36 in annandale. This looks like it's a mobile work crew. Two left lanes are getting you by. If you're on the outer loop in the local lanes near telegraph road, the right side is blocked with a mobile work crew. No problems on the beltway in Maryland right now if you're in the district at his southbound D.C. two 95 delays coming from 50 in the VW Parkway all the way past the east capital street. In Virginia, north bound three 95 delays from edsel road to duke street the work taking Elaine, northbound 95 heavy from route three in Fredericksburg had a past 17 today the work is in the left lane. You'll also find back in Maryland shady Gord wrote a crab's branch way a report of a wreck, and northbound three 55 at Watkins mill road is a report of a crash. Just imagine new teeth in 24 hours, it's possible with G four by gulpa, and the gulpa precision implant dentistry technology. Schedule your consultation today at G four by gulpa dot com. I'm Rita Kessler WTO P traffic. Storm team four meteorologist chuck bell joins us live good morning chuck and it looks like it's going to be turning out to be a pretty good day. Yeah, skies are definitely starting to brighten up quite a bit. There'll be a decent
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"Com. That's FVC bank dot com. Remember FDIC. Four 28 traffic and weather on the 8s here's Rick and the WTO traffic center. Let's take you through the district with volume westbound on the freeway for the third street tunnel toward main avenue, a crash in northwest affecting Georgia avenue both ways in your Fairmont street. We had a report of a pedestrian that may have been struck. He said over to Virginia I 95 south lord to the aqua Quan and again through Dale City, those are your volume delays and not that bad and stretches. Just volume slow down slowest is still on the northbound side off and on between spots of a and a quiet, no change with that one. Three 95 north with volume slowdowns before boundary channel headed toward the inbound 14th. I 66 looks like you're back on the move now, headed west through fairfax, the crash near route 50. That was cleared from the right lane. Maryland still with lots of volume on slowing headed north toward crownsville along I 97, the crash cleanup is after the Hawkins road overpass, it contains to block the left lane. Route 50 still quiet, still moving at speed across the bay bridge, three lanes west, two lanes east across the bay, PW Parkway now with the slowest stretch of volume headed south between routes one 75 and 32 round the beltway moving well through Maryland and Virginia, the only issue right now is on the envelope at the GW Parkway where we had one broken down crowding the right lane. For over 35 years in the DMV, Greenberg and betterman has helped tens of thousands of clients who've been heard in auto accidents are victims of medical malpractice, visit GB lawyers dot com and feel better. Rick McClure, WTO traffic. Thanks, Rick. Now let's go to storm team four, meteorologist Steve princip alley. As we head into the evening hours, sunshine with a few clouds with a winds diminishing temperatures in the middle 30s to
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"A combination of that, or to the three 55, right now, 15 is closed and it's going to be closed for quite a while. They tell us on route 15 both ways near Rosemont avenue for the serious truck fire. We still see a lot of black smoke in the area and the nearby traffic camera. In Glenn Bernie, route 100 eastbound the crash at oakwood road has only the right lane getting by there at route two, and Kensington where Montgomery county, the closure on capital view avenues, both ways north of Forrest Glen wrote, that is because of an ongoing situation with the downed tree. Into Virginia, ended up at the beltway sling briefly near little river turnpike, nothing reported in the roadway for you. George Washington Parkway, southbound still jammed up briefly after one 23 for the roadwork with a single lane getting by. They went out for a possible crash in one 93, the Georgetown pike in Great Falls, near Springdale road, you're under police direction at that point. Elsewhere, Virginia, on the trip through oldtown Alexandria, we've got the closure in place along king street both ways between route one and Alexandria waterfront. It's going to affect traffic along Washington street, which can't cross king. You can also find delays on route one both ways for travelers who can not make the turn to go east on king. Elsewhere in Virginia on the 95 quarter standard volume delays across the octagon, then as you make your way south, you'll find brief delays through a quiet north bend delays and stretches out of a quiet most of the way toward newington. We are brought to my window nation take advantage of their deep discounts get two free Windows with every two UI and pay nothing for two full years, save thousands and 6 6 6 9 nation or window nation dot com. I'm Joe Conway WTO traffic. Now over to storm team four meteorologist Ryan Miller. We have a wind advisory for your Saturday across the region gusty winds out of the north and west anywhere between 20 and 30 mph with higher gusts at times, 60° and partly sunny a dry Saturday, dry tomorrow
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"Need every time you listen. 7 28. Traffic and weather on the 8s, Jack Taylor in the WTO traffic center. Carla, let's start out in Maryland, the Baltimore Washington Parkway got some heavy traffic both directions right around one 97, 95s looking good, both ways between the bell boys were a little bit slow southbound as you approach the capitol beltway basically to get onto the inner loop ride into some sun glare. To upside down or loop you're on the brakes from 95 over to Georgia avenue, then briefly in the big curve. Two 70 south will slow after 85 into her banner. There was a wreck after route 80. That was over on the shoulder, then some slowing, and a German town toward Montgomery village avenue. Now you'll find the bay bridge 50 westbound. You're okay coming across the bridge move it to Annapolis and Bowie, headed back toward the beltway. Watch, though, eastbound. After mid span, you may find some brake lights. As you clear the bridge, that's where we've got some sort of an incident there, and it is blocking the left lane of two. Inner loop, your lineup now is before two ten. After saint Barnabas road, headed down toward the Woodrow Wilson bridge. Northbound Barbara pike had walker mill wrote and district heights. There we'd had word of a crash take it easy. The wreck in the district was moved to the shoulder, D.C. two 95 southbound and east capital street inbound New York avenue before bladensburg wrote as you ride into northeast, we had word of a crash. All right, in Virginia, delays on three 95 coming out of Springfield toward edsel road. Heavy again, duke to king, then you've got some slowing to cross the 14th street bridge. We had activity south on three 95 down near edsel road, safely on the right shoulder. It was a bus that we thought was on fire. It's doing okay now, no smoke showing heavy duty records there. You'll find the George Washington Parkway very slow north, leaving one 23 back toward the bellway riding through that work zone. 7 in Hamilton, eastbound after Berlin, turnpike, that early Iraq had been along the left side of the roadway. Look for delays on 95 northbound, a little bit heavy at centerport Parkway, then slowing Dale City into woodbridge. A little bit of a building delay now lord north into newington, 66 had been slow east in manassas then again, the fairfax county Parkway out toward one 23. Take advantage of window nation's deep discounts, get two free Windows with every two you buy and pay nothing for two full years. Save thousands. A 6 6 90 nation or go to window nation dot com. Jack Taylor TOP traffic. Our forecast now with storm team four's Chad
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"Might be trying to have it both ways you know I mean when we say they have no plan and that banning books is not going to help create jobs and lower inflation then this is the plan that's put out Then when there's some criticism a couple of people try to run away from it But I am here talking about very specific things President Biden is doing The only thing that you can talk specifically about that has been put out on paper approved by leadership many major Republicans is Rick Scott's plan And yes at this moment that would raise taxes 1500 to $2000 for the hard press working families Okay gene one more specific with respect to the president himself You said you're doing everything you can Does everything you can include reducing or limiting the terrorists with China which would happen to need effect might have other expectations and also by the way not forgiving student debt because every economist I've talked to said forgiving student debt actually promotes inflation doesn't discourage it You know those are all those are all important policies that we're working on Part of the reason that I am able to survive now in three white houses is I don't do things like get ahead of the president on policy announcements So our policies on those will be what you hear when you hear but I think in the meantime you are seeing very aggressive efforts And I really do believe that some of the things with higher awareness would make a difference I can not understand I actually can't understand even politically why Republicans are opposing giving greater power to Medicare to lower prescription drug prices Who in their constituents would not be happy that who have their constituents would not be happy with a $35 cap on insulin So I think there are I think the more people are aware of the things we could be doing to lower costs the greater chance that you will get a break in them and that this wall of opposition against all of these Biden policies that will lower costs with families You might start to see some cracks in that wall I'm really glad you raised that because it does raise in my mind Do you think that based the problem is a messaging problem not so much a policy problem as a messaging problem that the message is not getting across the American people Well listen I mean family as I said you know if you're a family going to the gas pump if you're a family going to the grocery line you know we can help explain that the major causes of this you know probably the three major causes is that we shut down and restarted the global economy in a way we've probably have not seen in more than a hundred years that then as we were correcting the supply chain we had omicron and delta slow that supply adjustment And then third you know look at this gas prices were $3 and 31 cents on January 17th when Putin moved troops to the border of Belarus and Ukraine Now they're up more than a dollar in direct relation You can say all those things and they're important But I think it's fair for them to say hey I know this might be global causes I know this might be a global problem but it's my pocketbook And it's on us to do everything we can and that's the approach we're taking Thanks to senior adviser to President Biden gene sperling For the view from the other side of the aisle I spoke with Republican senator Tom tillis of North Carolina As you've seen.
"both ways" Discussed on 710 WOR
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"Precision furnace to know by calling 809 48, Mike traffic and weather together on the H two Rick McLaren, the traffic center all right deal. Let's take around the capital Beltway, still moving at posted speeds all the way around through Maryland and Virginia, no issues reported. Last hour had a serious crash down in Charles County that had Billingsley Road blocked in both directions near ST Patrick's drives Too far away from ST Charles Town Center. We're still checking to see if that's still the case route, 50 still paces well, both ways between a Chevrolet in Annapolis, looking good across the Bay Bridge, moving well in both directions. Three lanes west to laze east across the Bay said over to Virginia Pretty much quiet. 66 3 95 95 was to take a look in the south bound lanes through Stafford, where authorities here with the crash just before Route 6 10. Harrisonville Road, right side blocked two lanes left getting by and those delays are steadily growing and through the district as Cristian mentioned of two minutes ago, lots of security downtown as authorities prep for the upcoming inauguration in a few days, basically affecting all street south of K Street, north of Independence Avenue west of the Potomac River and east of North Capitol Street and Capitol Hill, of course, and this also affects the memorial Bridge the westbound freeway ramps to Main Avenue and West Potomac Park and laying restrictions inside the third Street. Little headed north bound and you could see a full list of those closures in detail by visiting our Web site at w t o p dot com w T O P Reporters were driven by Fitzgerald Auto Mall shop fits first and Save money on New Toyotas, Hyundais and Subaru's visit Fit small dot com Transparency You could trust Rick McClure. W T o P. Traffic to NBC four. Samara Theodore. Now with your storm team, 44 Day forecast. Wrapping up our weekend on a quiet note Lots of clouds around but dry nonetheless. Cold Tonight is. Temperatures fall into the low to mid thirties. Tomorrow.
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"At Sun Design Inc dot com. I'm Dave. Build I real time Travel reporting is rough. The cameras could be dark information could be slow to take shape. But what you hear on the eight is special because it's often the first time it's reported, and it's because of your calls at the scene, they could mean the difference between 15 minutes lost and getting out ahead of a major crash When you tell us which lanes are blocked week until everyone else behind you how to get by, and that's the W T o P difference. Traffic on the eights email traffic tips that w t o p com or call it in 866. Three or four w T O P. It's a 28 traffic and weather together on the eight sand when it breaks Jack Taylor's and the W T O P Traffic Center. Lowest traffic right now is going to be in the third Street Tunnel downtown. You've only got access to Massachusetts Avenue in New York Avenue. Pretty much every other off ramp is blocked off in that third street tunnel. 12 Street Tunnel North bound block between the freeway and Constitution Avenue Constitution itself will be closed both ways it between 20th and 14th Northwest and between First Street, Northwest and Second Street, North East. These are all closed probably till next week, at least through next week. Today, you'll find Independence Avenue between third Street, Southwest and Second Street. Southeast also closed. Just be aware multiple closures through downtown. All the cross streets. If you will go on across the mall should be under police direction or at least blacked at this point. There's so many closures, The full list is on w t o p dot com. Slow is traffic right now leaves the 14th headed onto the freeway going eastbound to go north in the third Street tunnel. Trouble in Maryland. Sounds like utility work up a darnestown, This is Quince Orchard Road North bound just north of 28 McDonald Chapel Road, You're gonna be under direction. No worries out of Frederick to 70 south to the lane. Divide quiet between the Beltway's on 95. The BW Parkway. Definitely slow east on 50 trying to get past Cape ST Clair headed up onto the eastbound span to the Bay Bridge. Right. Lane's already blocked. We've only got the left lane getting by keeping an eye out when they'll go to two way traffic on the westbound span. That's probably at least an hour away. Now are issues in Virginia 66 out of Gainesville East, We'd had our accident activity. That was as you go headed toward the rest area. Everything got moved to the left shoulder. Our accident activity near 29. Centerville also shouldered 95 going south bound down your Dale City. The crash was along the left side. North bound. We were heavy and slow in Fredericksburg. After Route three. There was a crash. That was a long The left side, I think now out of the roadway, it was an accident that was beyond 17 and found with and crash and debris 95 main line north bound for the Fairfax County Parkway. I think everything's on the shoulder but watch out if there's still debris in that right lane, there was metal debris 95 north on the ramp to the inner loop couple of vehicles on the shoulders with flat tires to do be careful there on the rails. Metro's Red line trains no longer bypassing Bethesda from an earlier escalator outage. Station is reopened. Rid your home of unwanted pests turned to home. Paramount Pest Control called today for a free inspection 888888 home or visit home. Paramount dot com. Jack Taylor. W T o p traffic Now Matt Ritter with forecasts decent day on the way for today, despite mostly cloudy skies a bit more sunshine in the afternoon that will make it mild and pleasant with highs in the upper forties Low fifties. The mostly cloudy tonight not as cold lows in the mid upper thirties.