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"brek" Discussed on Mom And ... Podcast
"Mom and dot dot dot writer foster care advocate and this week girls getaway trip planner for the first time. Since i think my last girls weekend was february twenty twenty so jonas very excited and speaking of excited. We are beyond thrilled for today's guest. She lives up to a brand is a supermom. Laurie over. Brek ling is author of secrets of a supermom. How extraordinary moms succeed at work and home and how you can too. And i'm holding the book up here. After our youtube viewers she has a wife and mom to four tiny humans all while working as a corporate executive and nurturing several side hustles. She helps moms who wanted all develop the skills habits and confidence to happily have at all. I mean skills habits and confidence. It's like should be the tagline of our podcast. That's what we're going for here. Welcome thank you thank you thank you. I'm excited to be here so excited to have you here. Before we get into the details of the puck and all the exciting information that you have and there would love to hear a little bit more about you and your background and all those side hustles and maybe out about your family. Whatever you wanna share sure absolutely so as you said. I am wife. I have four coz my oldest just turned twelve and my youngest is five. So there's about six and a half years between the four of them still went from no kids to a whole lot of really fast right to all the And and yeah. I have been in corporate america for for a long time now. Seventeen years i think in in corporate america and work in pharmaceutical research and it incredibly challenging incredibly great but i also really missed creativity I miss creativity and a lot of the things that i loved to do. And so on the side. I would do things like scrapbook and i would do. Things like take pictures and i would do crafts and i would make parties and i would do all these other things and so. I decided in twenty seventeen..
"brek" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW
"Another line of discussion on Twitter is how much someone like Jamie Dimon, the arch scion of the legacy financial system, not liking Bitcoin, reinforces why so many of us like Bitcoin. Alex Edelman, the CEO of lolly wrote, Jamie Dimon had the audacity to say Bitcoin is worthless on a day where JPMorgan was literally closed. I'm sorry, but Jaime is not going to make it. Bit Steen writes Bitcoin is up nearly 7000% since Jamie Dimon began calling it worthless. Zach vow wrote fail at mobile FinTech. CEO thinks Bitcoin is worthless. Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan perfectly personified finance dinosaurs. Blue collar Bitcoin tweets asking bankers to talk about Bitcoin is like asking blockbuster in Hollywood video what they think of this new Netflix. We'll know shit your bankers the government your financial adviser and anyone else that takes a percentage of your wealth on every transaction won't want Bitcoin to succeed. One concerning take came from Judah, the head of OTC options trading at kraken who writes, if this is the kind of stuff Jamie Dimon is saying about Bitcoin in public, just imagine what he's saying behind closed doors and private lobbying meetings with regulators. I think my favorite quote joke about the whole thing came from brek Yvonne Bitcoin over at swan, who wrote Jamie Dimon walks into a bar in orders a drink. The bartender says, we'd be paying in dollars or Bitcoin. Dollars. Do you want to hear my opinion on Bitcoin? Sure, the bartender says. It's worthless, says Jamie. I know the bartender replies, but let's hear it anyway. Now, there are also a couple takes on this. Like I said, it really was all of crypto Twitter chatting yesterday that point to what it suggests about where we are in the cycle. First, a little throwback from macroscope who writes two things helped convince me to buy Bitcoin under 1000 in 2015 and 2016. One, China hated it. Two. Jamie Dimon hated it. For a long time now, these have been pretty good investment guidelines to follow. Bitcoin kaz tweets Michael Burry rage quitting and Jamie Dimon admitting to being skeptical of math, tells me we are nearing new Bitcoin all time highs. Send it to 100 K. Suzu from three arrows challenges Jamie saying, I personally think Jamie should put on a short on Bitcoin on CME to provide liquidity into contango and then leave it to the people to decide..
"brek" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"What led you to that decision. Well basically i can hear me. I can't allow took basically. I'm obviously sixty five now. An ipad a whole lifetime of experience and and sexual experience and my mother left me. When i was eight. I grew up very quickly. I had to normal amounts of confidence. And i think early on in my youth. I use sex to find somebody to take care of me. You know to take away the responsibility of having to potentially grow up and yeah just wanted somebody to take care of me And then i decided to assess quite promiscuous. When i was very young. I decided to In my twenties qassam. Am my career and you know building a life for me to be independent. And i did that. And i had some great relationships. I had to brilliant marriages. That i'm still friends with the ex-husband's but unfortunately my Martha when i married to the man that i was going to have a family with i discovered i had got caught clemencia when i was very young and obviously when i was quite miscue assist created a massive problem with philippian pinches. I ended up in my Late forties with an eight pound fibroid in my uterus. Which i had to have had to have serious surgery words. I basically almost died. Because i almost bled to death so kind of for me giving up. Sex was ju to this medical problem and it meant that for quite a long time. I didn't think about sex. I wasn't you know a involved in relationships. I had a break from everything and i just made a conscious decision to completely change my lifestyle. I gave up drinking smoking chocolate meat. Sex drugs everything all in mongo to be giving up cheese was a lot harder than giving up sex vegan. I have to say But that happened and to really honest with you. I suddenly started really thinking about me what i wanted my career and basically. I've just been unbelievably happy. Ever since i gave it up well that was that was going to be modernized question. Like what changes have you seen yourself like. What what is it. The i not having to think about sex. What has it done to in tallahassee and your self esteem. well. I've always been extremely confident. Maybe too confident but is actually made me focus more on my body because of a stay on sixty five now. I don't want to get out and crooked say. I want to be healthy. I want to be vibrance. I've got an amazing business now. I'm a social entrepeneurship. I'm a life coach. He's made me find sorry. What about dating. Well i think the thing is. I think when you're celebrate you can't really date kanye because if you go on a date your kind of embarking on some romance going a bit forward and i'm not ready. I don't really want to have sex again. Laser male friends. I love men. But i you know if i'm ready to be sexual again i'll start dating but at the moment i think having date when you celebrate giving the wrong message to the man. He did not miss the intimacy role now. I'm very intimate with myself. I'm absolutely intimate with my sound. Like adele said. Gee now you. I've learned about myself. I've learned who i am. And what i stand for and i'm never lonely. Don't miss are genuinely miss laura. What was the reaction from other people when you would tell them because you really young in your twenties you will celebrate only if somebody approached you. What would you say to them well. It really wasn't something i talked about. You know i wouldn't go around. i really do. I'm a journalist. And i wrote about celibacy. Thank for the first time about three years ago. After i've been with my current partner for eight years so i just wasn't something i discussed. I think friends and stuff were observing. That wasn't aiding But after a while the celibacy became involuntary. And i think the voluntary nature of it is really important so i realized that it had become a crutch i had developed these other issues. You know i was embarrassed. Tolkien demand. I didn't know how to flirt. So i needed to go and fix And address it. So it i think they observed dating then i had to relearn all of those skills yes supportive. It has an impact on your dating life when you wanted to get back out there. Oh gosh yeah yeah i i sort of disengaged from relationships so young that there were certain interpersonal skills on came to talking to manner. Even basic flirting. The haven't learned yet. So i was learning those you know in my mid twenties Which certainly weird and uncomfortable and led to loads of hilarious and embarrassing scenarios but picked it up eventually and it was okay. We've got messed is coming in from people. Someone anonymous says. I'm sixty one of been married for forty one years. My marriage is being celebrate one since my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago and became impotent treatments. I love my husband dearly. He's my soul mate but there isn't a day that i don't miss the warmth of a loving sexual relationship and it isn't something that we can talk about either. Danielle is you must of come across this. Yes earning something that we see quite often unfortunately to medical reasons a erectile issues cancer heart conditions. That one person is is put into this. Some of the royal. Like i said it's whether fellas to me something that you choose when it's it's not your choice. It makes it very difficult relationship that we try to be supportive to our partners. Like let me said maybe a little bit minimize owner needs and that happens. A lot can be either partner. Women go celebrate Sitting around saying we had sex for ten years. And i would like a loving relationship as well as the other way round. It's it's something that's very very common. Unfortunately tanya laura and shelley thank you so much for joining me in speaking so openly about this morning We've had lots mustard coming in. Someone hair said those people don't have sex for loads of different reasons if i never had sex again. So what but if he told me i could never eat cake again. Now that would break me Eight four eight. Four four is the number to text now shinozuka and yet. She has always dreamed of becoming a filmmaker but she says like other children from a nigerian brek karen. She was encouraged to take up a more traditional career. Like law medicine or engineering. But she didn't and now she's one step closer to that filmmaking dream. After being awarded the met film schools first black students talent scholarship. The scholarship covers full jewish fees for year and could be worth around fifty thousand pounds depending on the cost shinozuka. Congratulations welcome to woman's hour and keystone let schnitzer off. The scholarship means you. It means so much As a lot of people may know private universities on extremely expensive. and i don't come from a superwealthy by star could not have the footage at this current time in my life served on. I really appreciate it. I've always wanted to this opportunity to learn from experts. nfl to still currently working in the fields Who have the industry connections are. It's it's a culture. Yes industry connections getting in getting you foot in the door. How hard he.
"brek" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"Match from like the aftermarket. Well are you talking about the aftermarket space in that. The oem had infotainment system. That didn't support carplay. Someone replaced their infotainment system so they could have a car play access either that or they had nothing. Okay got it well. I think there's a couple of things to think about their. So when we talk about the aftermarket space. I actually have no idea. What percentage of drivers actually replace infotainment sister. And if you have that. I'd be happy to add to this discussion dea. I've done it myself. I have no idea okay. So i don't think it's i don't think it's common but it may not be uncommon as well The there have been some opportunity. That i mean one of the places where i know. This was happening was with toyota for some time. As had you know had units entertainment centers that you know. It's a little bit behind. I think the state of the art of the other large may auto manufacturers. And so if you if you had a model which was before i think fifteen or sixteen any of them You could not get apple carplay. There was a movement over the last few years for some of those cars before that to put a new head unit in it was about eleven hundred bucks to twelve hundred bucks I think that did not include installations you might be fifteen hundred or two thousand to get it installed just to get car play for Toyota i don't know what did you pay. I pay like two fifty for the unit and the installation was unbelievably simple. Okay well it may. Maybe most of that goes to the The aftermath are the Autoshop that's putting it in. But i've seen some numbers around that Because i remember looking at that. When i saw that trend come up and any event I will say that there are the projection technologies apple carplay android auto which basically take this smartphone experience and put it on the display and those have been killers right so in terms of the most likely or the most used connection method for drivers. It's bluetooth just from their phone. So it's it's an audio only experience running through their sound system In many situations carplay next and then the embedded system in terms of the most frequently used because think about it even if even if those people do use the provided voice assistant a lot of the up until a couple of years ago didn't have that it was really optimized for things like maybe navigation but he certainly didn't get google maps if the airways if you wanna use those and it also was around in-cabin control so there were people who are using for in-cabin controls but mostly they're saying hey you know what they've the smartphone. Experience is really what i want right and if were just talking about navigation. We're talking about using the phone our talking about entertainment. That's all my phone anyway. However there's been a significant change recently and that is not only have the features and capabilities of the embedded voice assistance improved but also started to provide access to those really popular apps. That are a mobile phone this little better and now they're implementing these richer experiences now. We're only seeing this at the luxury and right now but you can see this. Obviously there's a little bit of tesla envy going on here but he's see these larger displays. Bmw and in particular mercedes came out with a fifty six inch. Wide display this year For one of its models and my assessment is that the expanded screen real estate is going to be the best defense that the oem's have against this cannibalization by the projection technologies. And it's going to be the most likely to drive this more consumer centric on the road. Experience from the automakers to the extent that they're providing those capabilities the reason is because if you ever projection technology you're only going to get this little screen right so if it's your five in screen even your nine inch screen or something like that. It's all it's really gonna do as rearrange the icons that are part of android auto or apple carplay on your smartphone. And that's great. That's a good experience for most folks but what. The automakers are doing so now just providing much richer experiences with these beautiful screens that they're putting in and to me. That's what it's going to lead consumers to start choosing the projection towel technologies often and the embedded system more often. Because they're just going to have this richer customized experience for the car and then the key thing that the auto manufacturers are doing is they're also bring in that personalization that comes from the absent consumers user providing that and so that's that's that's my perspective on this. I think it's gonna take five years to play out. We're going to still see carplay and android auto being very strong over the next three years. But i do expect some of the moves that we're seeing out there. Today are going to start to flip that within within the twenty four to twenty five Model year era variant very interesting. Thank you jack. Thanks okay voice by nation. Those of you who listen to the end even came away with a little prediction. You can hold me to in the coming ears. I hope you enjoyed the discussion. Head over to research that voiced by data to see all the data about incarnates assistant adoption in us uk and germany. If you have any questions about this topic or others feel free to up on twitter you can find me at brek concil. I think most folks know that even better join the voice by community on dischord can there as well as joining our discussion threads on the car and other topics important to the voice. Ai industry it is the easiest way to get in touch with me and eric and other people on the voice body i team we get overwhelmed by email. Twitter can be sort of something. We use periodically throughout the day but were in the voice discord throughout the day. So it's real easy way to connect with us and your colleagues in the industry. There's five hundred plus people in there we're having discussions. People are sharing their latest activities. Because you can do that in that discord group. You can post your latest blog. Latest podcast started discussion around healthcare. We just started a healthcare channel in there by popular demand so check that out. Voice backed media discord. You can join by going to voice by day. I ford slash discord whereas today i four slash discord. Just click the button. Get into discord and then go through the on boarding steps. If you're not using discord today you might as well start because so much of the things that were in slack are moving to discord because this has some better tools. it's more affordable slack now is owned by salesforce. it's it's changing right so slack spent a great tool for us over the years when we want to start like a real community interaction. Discord was the obvious place. So you're going to have a dozen different discord. You're probably at this point next year. If you don't already so you might as well just come join us. Voice spot dot. Ai discord and ask for the industry. It's not for us. We're obviously in there. We just created to provide it as a value. Add for the industry okay. I think you're gonna find it really valuable. Not only today but particularly with a lot of the resources in their going forward we have a lot of special programs. We've already held some in there. We've got some coming for q three and q four so look forward to seeing you at voiced by discord until next week everybody in the voice to be with you..
"brek" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Went over there and set up surveillance and saw another van in the pull in and back into the garage and so we sat on it for like four hours and finally the man left and we went to do a traffic stop on that van and he took off. We got an pursuit and it was in the middle of the afternoon and the vans headed. He's he's head south because generally if you'd vehicle pursuit they're going to go down and try and run the border to mexico and so as we get in this vehicle pursuit One of one of the agents in our group. We actually had a couple of us. Customs from customer service back. Then you know that became ice or a two cy. They a a couple of agents were out there with us and one of them was brand. New out of the academy was riding with one of our female agent who had been on the job for thirty years you know. She was back from the day so she was. She was a good age but she wasn't you know she was lower speed as far as what. She's very smart and how she operated. And so as we're getting in the pursuit and we're we're chasing this van. She realizes that we're gonna go by her in the opposite direction so she pulls into a parking lot and is waiting for us could go by and then get in the back of the pursuit and while she's there she looks over and the brand new customs agent that's riding with her is actually out of the vehicle in the middle of the street like you know dirty. Ira's and is drawn down on the vehicle. Anna's the vehicle comes he starts loading you know at the vehicle and bullets or zing ends up like two of our surveillance cars get hit with more talk about memo and so you know we go by and somebody calls out shots fired and so we're thinking like heat the van shooting fire right and so it goes out shots fired and what i mean. We're blowing through. We went to the school zone where the school was letting out. You know eighty miles an hour and right after that is when the the age shot vehicle and so when the shots fired came out the actual task force commander who was in front of me in a really big pickup truck with the push bars on it. He as we're going around this curve he just pitted pitted the van and it shot out. It went off the side and went airborne and landed embedded on this big metal fence pole because it was a farm field there and just missed the driver by about a foot of impaling him and he was still pretty messed up the wreck and so that in that van then we go over there and find nine hundred culet more culas coke and talk and explain what you mean when you said he pitted the van. Yeah so once the shots fired one out he he you know drove up at a higher speed and if you hit a vehicle from behind at a higher speed and off off to the side somewhat offset it lightens the back wheels and then it pushes her around and generally sends the vehicle off the road or sideways or spins it out. You know depending on what kind of roadrunner drawn or spins it around. The actual term pursuit intervention technique. So that's you mention another term. We wanted to find real quick. But you're on a roll. I didn't want to interrupt. It was being so the forerunner. Da was called the bureau of narcotics dangerous drugs being dd. So being dd became da. So if you're back on the days of bnd you're right you're a you've been around for a while so so dirty hairy callahan. They're the one that fired the shots. I mean what under what pretense did he think that standing out in the middle of the road shooting at van with friendly's behind i mean i'm at a loss for words i'm going how the hell does somebody like this. Make it out of an academy. I mean he was customs. Why the hell did you stop this guy from graduating wild wild west there where they actually just like dirty harry in the middle of the road there and started shooting at these guys fat. What was interesting after after the crash. And we're all there. He you know he comes pulling up and the car with the agent of the da agent and she's beyond angry and he were all standing around and as he pulls up and he gets out and it was. His demeanor was so funny. It was like you know this this kind of like little puppy like hey. Did you see that that was political time. Did you know that it was him. Firing did you note. Okay oh yes so. When i say shots fired you it was the customs guy shooting. No no we knew by the time he got there. We didn't know until after okay brek somebo- somebody came out on the radio and said it was. The fire. didn't come from the van. it was fire. Yeah what happened to the guy the age at the customs guy. i think. now. I've read a few. We we laugh about it not at all. What your physics. Or who the hell. Thanks what he's probably. You know maybe five ten one hundred eighty. I don't even know who the guys. But let's stay on average you think. Five hundred eighty pound guy is going to stop a speeding van. The guy's already shown a propensity run. He doesn't wanna get caught. He wants to get across that border. He's gonna run well actually. This guy's lucky. He didn't get his aspirin over. Because that has actually happened officers during pursuits. Yeah so it's like so one day you have seventeen hundred kilos snatched and nine hundred out of the one eight hundred out of the other. Did you go back and hit the house. Shortly.
"brek" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Blizzard getting any other news. Rape is a bright side to this all well considering that all the stuff is not getting exposed people doing walkouts and now they exposing certain people and getting them to walk out and leave. I guess that's kind of a win. I mean yeah. At least they're being exposed and they're being early shamed and taken away from the company losing their jobs or lease or lease given the ability to you. Know retire. Yeah one of the big names being tossed around now. 'cause catch you up real quick if you don't know what's happening with activision blizzard so just like a lot of these companies. They've had very thick atmosphere and environment of sexual harassment. I mean is almost you know in some cases sexual assault. Yeah i guess you can do with what had made tunnels. Yeah yeah get our little hands. Cube crawls is they're calm created and they're going after men and women touching them and things like that so qazi sweets people go there were. They can have access to kobe. Amounts of alcohol and activities and brag about women. That ain't coming to the hotel room but talk about how cosby's cool because he got chicks. Now yeah exactly yeah man. Also the whole thing of women being demeaned sometimes slapped on the ass denied promotions. Even give me start if you're a woman of color just they'd just say don't you even try. Don't you say you should know by now. You better off. Pick it up a mop and clean the floor. 'cause nobody's gonna grow everybody's trying to grope you'll black man it's it's rough so now you have some high profile names. Being tossed about in terms of people being pushed out of the company and one of those big high profile names is jay allen bracken head of blizzard head a blizzard. He looks like brechin. Brek bro works. And shit ha warlocks poodle like like a cast member of the sopranos. That's ha soprano. That's what it looks like. James feeney's nerdy. Is you still making the games. He yeah a millionaire. Tony jim through all the time. Check it out. Check it out. We fucking tumbles onto the disk right and then we just grab whatever we want. It's like a possible crisis. What they would say what they were saying. Yeah they use these these. The latest one and you put out is typical statement. How saying like. Oh you know deeply committed to our employees and i'm wishing are two new co leads man and woman we have one woman now is and i'm wishing him the best and everyone who has any of any ethnicity or sexuality or sexual orientation you'll be treated right now that i'm not The mop mop. Paulie look yeah. Yeah and he's been with the company for quite some time. You know what. I should include. But there is an infamous video of kinda get a sense of the individual that he was. There's an infamous video. Was making the rounds again where we had where. He had a Like bliss colleague from ten years ago and it was this woman. Fan of world of warcraft. And she asked if there will ever be female outfits or characters who are not all sexualize. Yeah and she was efforts. The august spot like a small siemens's behind her klabin going. Yeah woo and then. Mealy booed by l. the males in the audience and of course and then him and all these other people were on this panel. Were very dismissive of her and they actually interviewed her again recently. She said yeah. I'm surprised that got brian brought back up again. Let me see if i could fun video. The i i i just realized just really woman booted blitz. Yeah yeah it. It should be read the chats already. Pass right up there for a new neo and having thank you off of bringing it up by the way just to get a sense of the i mean. That's a little little peek into the culture. I think he's gone himself going. Copy this link great here. They said fools curly batman love. You know doesn't curly look does shape. And wow this'll a video. Yeah i think so. Yeah go up. The women's ashes hang on now. Why it's fine. It's common.
"brek" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"This some kid just graduated from college Right now who's gonna take his job within a year but they're going to do a town hall turtle boy where the cameras are rolling and they're going to talk about how they have to do better with the minority community and this memo this directive from jimmy potato is amazing. They're counting literally counting. How many black people they have. And they're talking about this program for advancing caller and minorities and and how they Program it's so it's of action. That sounds like that's right. It's absolutely affirmative action. Whole thing dresses. How they have to have. He says they accepting people into this program where they mentor young black a reporters or anchors whatever and to date They've had fifty two percent of the people they brought in people of color and forty two percent of females sixty three percent of our executive leadership a women and or people of color and he goes on. We've invested heavily in this effort and they want everyone to back this program and help mentor. All the new young black people bring in and of course they get rid of with every time they do they get rid of some old white guy who i guess they make. They say they make too much money but they are going to town hall. It's going to be on tv and they're going to talk about how they have to do better with black employees which is insane because they're doing more than any network or company. I've seen yeah to of to advance the careers of me in their defense. They have nothing to apologize for. Despite what whoever maria taylor is to say if she leaves. Espn they've done nothing. They set up an equity committee at it. Sounds like if you read this long memo this all kinds of committees all designed with one thing. We're the white guys and bring in young attractive of african americans or people of color he he mentioned the thing about maria. Taylor send selected honor assignment on our merits at all. And that's it right there and then you just laugh. I mean what what wrestle nichols did was. Just tell the truth. Of course it's a factor. And why can't you just say yes. We're really want to change the face of espn. We are super woke. We are progressives and our goal is to get rid of as many what doesn't change the look changed because they want to make. It seem like it happened naturally. Jerry this is just a result of social progress. Maria taylor got her job because she is a you know she's well qualified. The rachel nichols. That's what they would have. You believe. But i mean i think we all know that obviously what company in the world isn't looking to diversify of course. They are just have line. Why can't they just say. Yeah you know these you could. You could say you could. You could present it this way. Say that it for years you know people of color. Young black females didn't get an even shake didn't get any a fair share A fair shot at these jobs. And we're balancing the scales. Isn't that what you say. We want to a right this historic wrong. Isn't that the whole theme of of of of fixing systemic. Racism is making sure the pendulum swings the other way. And you give an extra. I mean god knows colleges do at harvard does it. They discriminate against Asians and and white americans in favor of people call it a. I mean hell. But the ails done at the they suit. I believe it was. The obama administration sued. Yale was the trump administration and on behalf of Asian applicants are being discriminated against every if a kid apply to college. You know how this works. They are not looking for more asian kids or more white kids. They're actively trying to advance or change. The demographic at their schools every ball in elite schools schools are doing it. But our guy. Bobby borough bobby burke writes about jimmy tara. The head of espn. He says potatoes entire memo is absurd. Black people are not held back or treated incorporate at espn espn's espn's paid guy stephen smith he's black. He makes twelve million a year and included a featured in the story. Brek story about this picture of stephen. A smith on a private jet kicking back with sunglasses on and he's he tweeted out and said he's heading to the nba finals. And he says milwaukee. I'm on my way and it looks like it's a private jet just for him and they pay him twelve million a year gonna pay maria taylor. They're going to try to pay. Maria taylor six or seven million dollars stephen. A smith does something like you remember stephen. A smith he has a brand is things that he says he's got he's outlandish. She has opinions. Maria taylor and people who do her job in general don't need to do anything except literally be able to hold the microphone in stand there and it would be preferable they look pretty although eventually whereas the one is the plus size community gonna get equal representation and how many transgender sideline reporters do. They have espn. That's a good question. I you know what it's about time. It's about time they stopped this discrimination instead of hiring more transgender. What you're half joking but only half. Because that's coming real soon you're going to have a transgender. Everything trust me. Like barack writes in on seven of his pants most promoted personalities under the age of forty their all black. Maria taylor melita andrew. Marcus spears i. I don't know that is e. l. dunkin. Kim martin dominic foxworth. All they do. They're offering my maria taylor more than three times. What they pay. Laura rutledge to do the same job. Espn looks the other way. When people like mark jones and jalen rose tweet out racist stuff. I mean mark. Jones is the one who said he was afraid. He didn't wanna cop in the booth didn't wanna police escort because he was afraid. The cups might shoot him then. Jalen rose said they're only picking kevin love because he's wight obviously that's that's a legit opinion but if it went together jalen rose. There was no punishment of suspension if that went the other way. If someone says oh that just picking whoever. Because they're black you get demoted. Perhaps fired and rachel nichols is probably on her way out because she had the gall to tell the truth about About maria taylor. But we'll see. Maria taylor is about to get rewarded with millions and you know turtle boy craig every wheel know. She doesn't do anything to bring in viewers..
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Had to get to work at seven pm. Your work. i mean some of them must have known right. Yes yes i I called some of them are like what are you doing here. All of them were off my charge nurse that day. I if there's any chance you don't need me tonight. Never going to be the gays in kobe. I'm sorry a shot but Yeah they were. They were all excited. Vermeille i talked to my manager there and she was. She was excited for me. They put up a bunch of are playing cards and wrote on the bank cards like world poker tour champ. Yeah that's the way workstation network and ads and everything. So i ended husband brag. Hey you know what thanks so much for joining us really appreciate. We love the story What a great world you know well-deserved with everything that you did for us we thank you. I really thank you. My wife is a physician. So i know how hard it is with regards so really. Thank you for everything that you did during this past year. You're truly the heroes all of this and It's one of those. Maybe the poker. God saw some karma gear and sent it your way. So congratulations on your victory and all the best. My friend all right. Thank you Breast skin here. You know what a great story here. Winning the two thousand twenty one Seminole hard rock poker showdown Next week we will have the runner up talking about his run in this event itself And we will continue the fourteenth anniversary celebration here on the bernardi poker show and as always may always go in with the best hand emmy never get unlucky goodnight everybody..
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Pushing action Just i had seen how he was playing from Looking at texts that the break Just seeing that he was a little bit more passive in certain situations Up until that point on the east. And i knew everything could change going heads up but i wanted to at least Test the waters see. See what i could get away with. And so i i really made a strategy of opening everybody almost everybody and and seeing how it were and it was working for me so i just went with it I didn't get played back. At in situations where i expected to be. Played back so. I i felt like i could open those buttons without any fear of getting to a massive pot or or getting three bet in marginal situation having to make a decision at that point so maybe the pay pretty straightforward aggressive strategy. Heads up And and in went well for me. So yeah i mean. He didn't win his first-hand till the thirty eighth hands so he really was playing very very tidy. Doubled up a couple of hands later. What was this being livestreamed With with the delay. And so you could see everyone's hands. Yes i had i had some friends watching Livestream the brakes were only fifteen minutes. So i didn't get a whole a great opportunity to see exactly What everybody was doing. I was able to get some key hands. I know i'm early on in the the Final table steve had East king and sunny had opened Sunny opened with queens. And i had flooded with sixes an an steven from the the small blind. Just glad of is being off so that was kind of telling me kinda where his head was at final able obviously having the base tax in there but it was a perfect sweet spot with a premium hand and he didn't take that opportunity. So i kind of made me able to play a little bit The more perfect poker against him at that point right i it interesting. Didn't acer king flop after dinner there. I think there was a king on the river but he had gotten out of that. But i no because you just wondering because he shoves up sony right right so let but queens never would have been very interesting to see if it just totally bricked in blanked six thing so instead a pretty decent size pot against sunny come on killing killing so obviously a huge a win. Let's talk really quickly about the last hand because it was a very interesting one To say the least you end up Raising two point five million stephen calls flop comes ten five five two diamonds. Stephen checks you bet to million. He check raises to four point. Eight million you call turn the seven of hearts. He bets five point to you. Take some time and you push all in Stephen now takes one of his time chip banks tanks for awhile and then calls for twenty one point nine million with ace deuce of diamonds so he has the nut flush draw with obviously in in. Ace you flip over eight five for trips. You got to avoid the diamond and the two clubs comes and you win it Must've been a very very nerve racking minute or so as he was tanking. Yes all your you know your head. I mean there's no he's tanking their with him beating you so you know you're just hoping for a call and obviously for not a suck out. That kind of it was an interesting hand. Because when i walked trips and i got raised on the on the flop i decided to just all his check raise and kind of making no diamonds. Because that's that's the only at no diamono ten ted i was gonna say no tat right But then when. I when i saw that same part on the turn out like i think it was a quarter of a stack that he bet with that five million Kind of realized. Let's get it in right now just in case this straw and put them in a tough spot And i thought he'd also call with his better tens of his range there at that time too so but until test by guy been doing the whole tournament and he realized that he was gonna have fifteen million left which was there was about one hundred million total in play so exciting. Just gotta go for it at that point He he is said to me. He hoped ahead Like eight nine or nine diamonds for combo or something. There is doing pretty well against which obviously you've done. It didn't expect me to have that. But that's that's the hope in that situation for produce on the river. Because i knew he had the diamonds and chernoff a got it. So yeah there you go they go. You know afterward a tremendous of victory. Now you've got fly home and you gotta go to work right so that the final table ended around nine o'clock or so specific time and as i. It was a funny story because we got this group test with with all main friends who are watching it at our friends and family and they they take pictures after the winds so. I don't even have a chance to look at my phone and a half hour later when everything's all wrapped up and donald grown and it looks like they're they're all texting back and forth my wife's exiting just say. Oh i gotta walk. Walk away from the tv spain. I can't watch this because they were really understand at that point so i just act back. Quick don't walk away. Saw erupted excited for me at that point. So yeah Done a walk back to the hotel room. The call the bunch of people from the hotel room. Kind of euphoric moment Just really exciting celebrate for a little bit and and yeah got to bed Probably started fell asleep brown one one thirty. No no real huge celebration dinning route or anything because ed to catch catches seven. Am right out of vegas right right to wake up for Seven and got back to grand rapids around or thirty and.
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"You able to take advantage of that. Yeah so we. When we had seven players left. I think i was chip leader. Must time And then sunny knocked out Eric abdellat in southern place bir Pretty massive hot so he just over gained my gym. I wasn't sweating it much. Because i knew. I had position on it and i had had the opportunity to put pressure on him whenever i need it. Or just get out of the pot whenever he was putting pressure on So i i wasn't concerned about not having the shipley thought i had the perfect situation going into this final day ball where i i really had the best chance of winning the penalty. I mean there were still things that had to go right. I didn't think of myself as a sixty percent chance of winning with six player. Laugh about it. I mean i i was in their thinking. Hey i've got a good forty percent tiger with that latest. Right i've got position on him And the short stacks are kind of a little bit further away from me. So i can put pressure on those mediums. Thanks to my left every obviously everything changes Pretty quickly So the final table didn't start out the way had hoped it would And i kinda went down a few chips but after everything kind of settled out a little bit but we road implementing the plan Pretty well and and move forward. Yeah and like you said you're literally one blind. St steeler takedown away from being the chip leader. I'm you had your on six hundred thousand off blinds. You're starting at two hundred four hundred with a four hundred anti so literally thousand chips. You take one one circuit. You're now the chip leader. And but the bud so yeah so you so you can see signs going to do and you kind of go from there was the first question is what was the strategy going in go. What was it going was it to put pressure on sunday. Was it to wait it out. You know a couple of these guys had lessened thirteen. Big blinds fairly quickly although it was a slower rate when two hundred four hundred interesting three hundred five hundred and then three hundred six hundred so you really had like couple hours at three hundred six hundred. I mean like this really hard. It was for a while so which is great right. I mean it's good for that scenario but also these shorter stacks. Now have some extra time to kind of build up. So what was the strategy for you going in so that with our vinyl table dynamic are shorter stacks were pretty short. They're the most bet will. Because i think A at bo had attended lines. And mike albert at just over that so the strategy was hopefully just start putting pressure on them right away And putting putting pressure on. Stephen and can Especially because they're the ones that are gonna have that issue of trying to wait it out right jam wise right and i saw that when when i was able to finally reviews hands after the table at stephen Playing a little bit tighter early on and especially against sonny and myself because obviously payout jumps at did. I wasn't afraid to get into pots with sunny. But i didn't want to take Like make it my main goal for the session so i was cautious in approaching. Those in didn't need to push my end as much more. I think i did take one hand early on King four suited. And then sunny. Just kinda let them know. That wasn't going to be able to Just open every Kinda hopefully them to for the little bit more of his range to give me those opportunities to open more pots and and take over the table. A little bit better. It didn't start out phenomenally like you said and also to. It took a lot longer. You would've expected you would have made the guests that within the first twenty hands. One of the short stacks would have been eliminated just based off of the way it goes around but it took a while for anyone to eventually get eliminated it. I think it was like thirty. Forty hands before finally Can aldridge was taken out and but once that happened dentist start happening right then then one after the other think. Ken was taken out in hand. Forty-one then hand forty four. Those are the next elimination then. Hand fifty eight sunny gets knocked out. It went really quick. And and i and i talked about this a lot at a final tables. Everyone kind of plays cautiously as long as everything you know goes along. This is a little different because they were short. Stacks but Yet vote doubled up and so everything started happening. But once that bubble like that. I one breaks everyone kind of feels off. Thank goodness there was a page on boom. Boom boom boom. Back on thing and really. This final table was a really obvious scenario of that. It's just very tough when you're playing in it. I've had many situations where that you're just sitting there going. Oh god we'll somebody please just get knocked down because you know it's going to start happening. Once it started happening. Bet it was just like every other hand like oh god. Somebody's all nicole. Somebody's all in a call. And you're in such a great spot because still at one hundred big blinds at that point me of sixty million and you're just saying like all call whatever it doesn't work out and still got a big chip leave so i was happy to have those short stack. Stand there just. Because i realized really on the table that That nobody was even calling pre flop to see if lop Like the i knew people were gonna be playing tight. But i think even the final table. Can we boo this final table. Because nobody rob and the first fifteen hands are so we might have won but It was just really boring. Boker who just raising ticket. And and that was good for me at that time. I want wanted to be able to raise them. Take the blinds already. Big if i can take a million chips by just reading to a million Great uptake the hat. All day saw right though. When i saw those double. I know some people were in really upset about I was. I was pretty happy with it Knowing knowing what i knew Also it wasn't interesting dynamic too because they they paid out six planes money down in florida to all of us so a so by flying out las vegas. If you've been latter up at all you don't get paid anymore And and it doesn't really change anything as far as that goes but it's kind of a like a game because yeah you can go home from vegas empty-handed paid out so right. Oh interesting so you feel like you lost money because he had to come out in flight and everything like that pretty simple. So you get down. Sunny gets knocked down in fourth which obviously helps out a tremendous amount and now it's Viet who was short-stocked he gets knocked out in third place as he had less than ten blinds when he shoved all would seven to your ten eight But now you and stephen Get heads up a two one chip lead and it took thirty five hands. It felt long. I'm sure because you guys had a break which is is papa like me Like why don't we have to keep going like look ticket. Ten minute like power bar break in. Let's move on but anyway dinner happened But you you pretty much maintained your two to one chip lead the entire time stephen. A very good player he's won a few circuit rings. He's played he's he's one of a lot of money on tour is not that he's never played before Close to a million dollars on tour itself. Deftly somebody to watch out for. Were you wary. Because you knew that one up now flip flopped. He's he's now is the lead right. Yeah a little bit I decided to take on the role of the aggressive person..
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Pretty good situations for me there. And so how do you feel like you are building those chips you say. You're playing very aggressively. How are you putting maximum pressure on them to basically say listen. If you've got it you're gonna you're gonna play for all your chips right now. You're not gonna let you draw like how are you putting a you check raising you know. Are you three betting. What are you doing to put. Maximum pressure on. Yeah it kinda depends on the stage of the tournament too. So i do play a little bit a wider range us than most people would without feeling the need to call off on situations in marginal situations but a really In the last two days you started to realize people were starting to get money dumped contracts So so few hands. I know the second to last day. I had a staying as a starting hand. Probably six or seven times which was really really strange I i think. I only flop fair with once i was able to Continuing it turned out to be good bluffing. Hand in in most those situations so just being able to Bad that that on those boards and enforce people off. What must have been better hands at that time. I knowing that they were going to put their whole tournament on the line. Our was really invaluable. And also just the fact that i was being aggressive in showing that it was putting people to protest later on in hands made it so that my earlier vets were a little bit more effective when when people realized if i call this bet on the flop turn. I'm going to be a tough decision on the river. And i don't know if i'm ready to be in that position here. So right right right so obviously make the final table. One of the questions i have. We've had we've had several players on who have played in florida over the time. Ronnie bardo scott stewart and played under the covid restrictions with the plexiglas and everything. How was it for you. I mean i was just different right. That's not how we learned how to play poker. What was it like with the mask was there plexiglass at the seminole hard rock. Yeah there's a flexi glass everywhere and come back to the table give they give you hand sanitizer every time so high As a as a nurse at something. I always appreciate with all the off overdosing repair. I have more of it around but Yeah it wasn't too bad. The only issue is it's. It's really hard to talk to people at the table. And that's something that i like to do. Not just as part of my games have And they get a better read on people but just to have more fun at the table to I think you mentioned running. I played next to him on day. One as i was talking to him for a while but It's it's hard to talk to anybody who's not directly next to you across the table and you got glaspie clean. You can't you can't even say any anybody like next to you and you got scoop back right. 'cause that's right the whole purpose of the glass in the first place right. Obviously being an icu. Nurse i'm sure you were vaccinated way in the process. So not as much of a concern. Obviously we're talking with The two thousand twenty one wpro seminole hard rock poker showdown a champion. Brek a skeleton and breakfast. You make the final table now. april twenty-seventh. And you stop you. Know is similar to repeat as w wfp main event years ago with the november nine. Not for over one hundred days but for a good three weeks. You just kinda stop and you've got to fly somewhere else for you at least you know. You're kinda stink. You lived right there at the next seven hard rock and you're not gonna fly somewhere for the. Don't get me wrong. No one's got upset about trying to win. One point two million dollars but but you gotta go up so what during that. Three week period. Did you do to prepare. Did you do any research on the players. Did you kind of bone up on stuff. Did you watch videos for final tables of wbtv w was having final tables constantly playing on youtube all the time. So what did you do to pre- or did you do nothing. Did you just back. I'll just go in and do what i gotta do. So so it was a really interesting situation. Because i mentioned i took my family to disneyworld for a week. That was a fun time. Leaving the final table was a little annoyed that we had Had to take a break. Because i was just to go i felt like adding good feel for the table. I was in good position. And i just wanted to finish it off Wanted to come back the next day and and miss one more day of disney to get this over with but Interesting situation. Because then i got home from disney and found out that there was going to be a co contesting the morning of the table. And if anybody tested positive for covid than they wanna be able to play out if that could be binded off that sort of stuff so even though i'm vaccinated You know Multiple people who have been vaccinated not one hundred percent effective. So there's always distinct five percent chance have you kind of data is like it's the time to take that chance so i was wearing and then five masks everywhere trying to make sure i didn't get co ed Actually suffered from predicted vertigo. Coming back from disney. i'm not. I'm not quite as young as i once was on those rights. So you days. That i missed a few days worth some that but Yeah inner ear issues. All that sorta stop. I was a little bit concerned about that. Going going to the final table as well if that was going to affect me but it's not okay Yeah i had to were in between than vinyl able but then really just preparing for a. I did watch you. Training videos about Shorthanded poker trying to brush up on that. Nothing at absurd but this kind of trying to get in the right mindset for it And then i actually took my four boys and set them down. I set up off chip stacks of the final table in the living room. And and none of them really know how to play but i we kind of just did a one wants through trying to run through all the hands were having their decisions on their hands and kind of figure out how it would play out and understand the ranges while also teaching. My boys How to play poker. So i was able to teach my nine year old how to calculate how many out somebody has in their present of winning the hands after it saw. They had a lot of fun with that. I always said you know when someone's not playing it's real simple. If you see two letters that match good hand as long as you know the alphabet and really only four letters a cake q. And j if they match your very int-. I think you had a great seat. You're in the one can Who had twenty seven. Big blinds was in the two and then stephen cider yet fu Colder on there. Were they were the shorter stacks and they were all after you know the biggest stack which was very comparable to yours sunday. Franko he was too. You're right he was in six. And you're in one so to me. That the best seat in the house of for the table Do you feel that way. And then were.
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Two entries that is a record for the w. p. t. price pool of almost eight million dollars with a thirty five hundred dollar by and first prize over one point. Two six million second prize was almost nine hundred thousand. This was a monster event and was won by our guest. Brek student Brek congratulations unbelievable event. First of all talk about your decision to go. Play it because we've talked about this. You are from grand rapids michigan. You play a lot at the horseshoe hammond and the chicago and michigan area florida's. It's not like it's in mars. Somebody's not a drive away. It's still pretty far. What's to decision to kind of go there so so with cova da all the tournaments and the midwest midwestern pretty much been shut down for for the last year leaving me with that that to go ogre Never played the wbtv before. because there's nothing that's anywhere close to me. You know within driving distance so Kind of was looking to get out and play tournament now that they were opening back up found. This one in ten started making plans around it. I talked to my wife told her that. I take the whole family to disneyworld. After i played this tournament so it was an end that little bride to give me to be able to go play. So that's great. So i i flew down for the tournament and then she came down with the kids and and my dad came along to take against with her Met me down there and After after the final table was set. We all went to disney world for a week and had a good time. Well that was. I'm sure an interesting scenario because you know initially. I'm sure when you made the deal was okay. Well whenever i get knocked out then you know. We'll we'll go there. You know hoping that you cash and take home you know maybe five ten thousand dollars to help spend for the trip but now making the final table you're guaranteed two hundred sixty one thousand dollars That pays for a lot of rides right now. I was pretty happy to miss a scheduled band disney so she had She had to go with just the kids in my dad. I think hollywood studios for the day that date exhaustive lamp over that day and then the next day was still a little rough. Because i had drive up from hollywood Orlando which is about a three hour drive Starting i started at one. Am drove up. Got got airbnb up there. Like a four. am in had Get up to go to disney at eight. Am so tired that into a well worth. That's for sure. Sure sure. I'm sure your wife wasn't that upset. The germans when you're that deep and you're entering the final table really even though you're technically second and chips you and sunny franco were basically even with thirty one million and then you had a couple of people steven snyder who finished runner-up kevin teach aldridge He had about eleven million two players who are very very short stacked. But let's talk really briefly about prior to that. So did you play dane. One a or one b I actually played both sense. I had been pent-up in Not playing poker for had decided to take down a few bullets at me that i traveled all that way so i i wanted to play a tournament so i fired a couple of times Through day one b Actually fired two bullets. Damon beat to So that i the second bullet Most people know this but since this would set a record breaking event either were. I think i was alternate Nine hundred something or nine. So i had to wait to get in and tell there was about ten minutes left in the second to last level of the day so yeah i got labor in our ten minutes in that day Tried to build up the stack basically and got a pretty much a double up to today too but Saw still barely short going today. Too but I was pretty happy with the outcome. Considering only play for a short time right right right and so basically you. Everyone goes through about at the end of day. One there was about. I think it was eight hundred forty seven players that made it through and then you're now going. Everyone comes back together for good day to you. Play through the money bubble which three hundred eleven players and then you get down and continue playing ended up playing down to one hundred six players You end up finishing that day with two point. Seven million you start the day with like ninety thousand but you end up with two point seven million. You're twelfth chip position. That must've been a big day because you make it through the money bubble but not only that now you end up one of the chip leaders. you must have had the league's pinch yourself look around me like wow this. Is this a serious now. Yeah so early on monday to. I walked off a bunch of night shifts. And i got down to sixteen thousand At the fifteen hundred and three thousand level so just over five. Big lines Sharon and got called by two players Rpm was one The big linked to at as jack. And i made the not flash. So i got the triple lock and then from there. I just didn't look back then. Just building a staff never really at risk after that. So yeah yeah day. Three and day four which ultimately get to the final table. You ended both days second in chips day. Three their only twenty one left. You were second and chip steak four. Obviously only six left w file table again seemed like of fairly comfortable ride to the final table right. Nothing real like you said after that up and you brought it to that two point seven million mark you just really kind of steadily went up the whole way yes i mostly might last typically To try to try to build a stack reckon whether through some of these bigger cooler spots. So if i if i lose a big And still got some chips left that i can insert to build it back up so i just kept pressure on most of the time playing fairly aggressive style of poker so that i can. I could keep moving up in got a couple bad spots were my i think got as aces in against weans and for nine million chip on this i think was the last day of play Yeah it must've been And queen on the river and it hurts but the position i had put myself in was that i still had Fourteen million so. I was still in a good position. Not quite not quite the best position. As i thought it was going to be getting into there but was able to grind it back up and within about an hour and at my stack back up and then and just final table bubble. I made i made a questionable crawl probably was a mistake. I made a nut straight and Steve snyder head Made enough lush and doubled him for I think he lost eight million chips on that pot So kinda with seven players remaining that that's things a little bit but again within about half hour forty five minutes. I had more chips than i had before that pot so.
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Good career change at that time. That's great and but that happened right around the same time the u. being interested in poker. It's kind of a weird mix and but was it timing wise good. Could you kind of play poker on your off days because you do a lot of overnights. Yeah so i. I do work night. Shift I did start playing poker Before i started going back to school but wasn't terribly successful As as a realtor it was a little bit difficult. Even though i made my own schedule It i felt like i was always supposed to be working in finding new clients there So it was. It was kinda i got that. Go peeling whenever. I'd go to a bogert on it because i should be doing something else As a as a nurse. I it made it a little bit easier because while the schedule is harder to schedule around when i was over tournaments i knew that that was my time to be at a poker tournament and i had nothing else to be doing at that time. Right right right right You said you do a lot of overnight so playing deep into the night. I'm sure really doesn't bother you at all. Not at all. I i like the maitre starts. Let's right right right at least for me. I'm a night owl anyway. Go down going to bed before. Midnight is a very big rare just normal nights and so i- nowadays tournaments and the little earlier on the regular days they'll end like eleven o'clock maybe even ten o'clock i loved it until like two three in the morning. Start seeing if people start fading they start getting tired you know and they start getting impatient and they started losing their concentration and that's where i loved it because that was i was a sharp as i was from the beginning. And you once you start. Seeing those people start fading and making those mistakes that you you can take advantage of those right. Yeah you gotta love the beer levels a world series that people started to get a little tired a little caesar and Take bandage. Because that's just when i'm starting to wake up so that's right that's right so like so. How would you work it around your schedule. Would it be something like you do several nights in a row and then be like okay. I'll take thursday. Friday saturday sunday off and then go playing a circuit event. And see what happens. Is that so the nice thing about Nursing is a where i work. I do twelve hour shifts. So we have our ships a week They're kind of different each week but on monday. The trade shifts with other nurses to be able to get long stretches off. If i need to so whenever i see a an event coming up and make sure that have got that weekend off A few days down there and just not worry about anything else right. And it's fortunate you'll know the schedule well in advance usually the circuits. Are they announce it at the beginning of the year. So you know this week. In april this week in october they are going the main events going to be there and you can play maybe sometimes even a preliminary event that's like eleven hundred or something back names perfect so you know. In addition to that you know playing in the circuits. The ms pt's of the hp as well Did you did you ever travel out to the the world series and play. I know that you play you. Cash in the main event in two thousand nineteen And played in the millionaire maker at well. Did you go out and play for you know a week or two out there you take. I took a two trips out to vegas and the nineteen and the first first trip i ever ever took the vegas was the millionaire maker. Wait a couple events around there and then made a semi-prone in the millionaire maker. i would have liked it to have been deeper. I think i got seventies under somewhere in that range. But it's okay you got your millionaire maker. Recently since i was successful in my burster about there at up my wife then we decided to go out and play the main event that year too. so Kind of a bucket list item was able to cash that i think was pretty much a cash But still an amazing experience by debbie tournament and and one that everybody always wants to play so now those events obviously the main event the circuit events these multiday events is the main event obviously getting in a multi-day three or four days etc. The experience on those did that help you in this. Wbz seminole hard rock. yeah. I think so It's it's not quite as deep structure is like these wbz's but Yeah you make the make the money pretty early on day. Two in those events so kind of kind of similar in that regard You kind of realize that you just got a it's it's about surviving but it's also about building a stack to be able to survive poor situations later on so on kind of the same strategies just You have a little bit more time. And to be able to take your spots veteran this wti event right right whereas like the main event obviously the best structure out there with to our levels. I mean it's almost fifty. I want to say it's almost a too long. That's not really the case but it is definitely long. I every time. I play the main event. And you're like oh it's amazing when the levels going well boy this two hours go quick but when it goes south boy does that too. I feel like forever. I remember that for my experience. In the main event since i've only played the once I felt good most of the time but it was really easy to get a get a little tilted in an play play bad spots when year for a few hours right and the lines aren't changing it. Also ryan you're trying to force it sometimes out of no no no reason why look down at king ten suited. Got to do something here. You know for no reason. I mean you really just trying to force it and you know there's so much time you just go go so so that's really what is well we come back. We're going to talk with brek about this. Incredible event that he in the twenty twenty one. Wbz seven hard rock poker showdown the event itself and also the break. Many people might not know that they had a several week break from making the final table to playing it at the pogo studio as w held a few of their final tables in a row. A couple of the borgata and also the i think it was the l. Classic that one they had from last year and then they brought them those delayed and then they brought in the hard rock poker showdown talk about all of that when we return here as we continue the fourteen th anniversary celebration of bernard lee poker. Show i this brex. Gutten the twenty twenty one. Wbtv seminal hardrock champion. And you're listening. 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"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"Here we are very fortunate to have this guest who won the record breaking w. pt seminole hard rock of poker showdown played obviously initially at the hard rock down in florida but the final table was finished in las vegas at the poker. Go studio this gentleman is A breakout winter winning over a one point. Two million dollars over a record field of twenty. Four hundred eighty two entries in the w. p. t. Welcome to the show brek scooting break. Thanks for joining us. Here on the bernardi poker show. Thanks for having me give me chills just talking all that already. So i mean incredible. Congratulations as first and foremost what a great victory really doesn't seem a little. Surreal still to have one and for people who are watching on youtube. this behind me this The hubel watch. And then also this mike sexton champion ship. Yeah every every day. I wake up and i gotta make sure that i'm not dreaming My wife says the same thing shoots. How many times have we asked ourselves. Is this real life rank. Yeah they'll try to figure it out. Incredible obviously the other aspect which is really amazing is down here and then down here. Those piles of money one point almost three million dollars for thirty five hundred dollar buying that muster it. It just seemed must seem like it's almost monopoly money after a while right because once you make the final table you really already had the biggest score of your career and now it's kind of after you get to a certain point it's like you know what this money. It's not as important of course later on you look at and be like wow. I didn't really win a lot of money but it's almost like now you're going for the win. Let's not worry about that. We already made our score. Now it's for the win is kind of how you felt. That's exactly what. I told my wife when when when i got heads up in the tournament especially i told her. Hey in the the page grade from second to first but really. Now it's about the win. I gotta get that title so right right. I mean realistically no matter what happens. You hope that you get back many times. Don't get me wrong but realistically these opportunities for things to work out this incredibly especially on a field of twenty four hundred and eighty two entries right you it. Just everything has to line up perfectly and if it doesn't and anything can happen right you just lose that race jack stays king or whatever it might be flush over flushing. You're on the on the wrong end. It doesn't work out and so you get that close. You got to finish it off right exactly. I don't think throughout this tournament that iran particularly like amazingly but a- to just avoid those cooler situations as is pretty good. Run good so gone right in that sense. Iran amazing exactly well before we get to the tournament itself which obviously incredible run. You ended many days among the chip. Leers a couple of days. He ended up second chips heading into the final table and the day before so obviously it went well and the final table really kind of was like perfect scenario right you basically knocked out almost everyone and maintain the chip shipley the entire way but before that i love for my listen to kind of get to know how you got into poker because a lot of people listened when they read your story. This is their dream right. This is what they hope to get to and they love to hear how you got to that story and this isn't the first time you've ever played poker before you have played and actually a done well as you live in the chicago area You play primarily in that area. Lot at horseshoe hammond and in two thousand nineteen you finish third in the wwlp circuit main event in two thousand seventeen you finish seventh in the circuit main events. This is not something. Where does the first you know. This isn't one of those fairytale stories first time to main event and ended up winning it. You had your experience You played and have won. You know almost three hundred thousand dollars a prior to this so before we get into the event itself. I'd love to hear. How'd you get into poker. Well what what kind of got you interested in. How long ago When you start playing yeah so so. My initial interest in boker was probably high school. Just plan little a five dollar buying games and with franziska kind of played a little bit throughout college. College was right around. The moneymaker time so right watched a lot of poker then Played in the dorm rooms down in the basement with a few friends for little bit higher. Stakes like twenty dollar by Could make forty fifty bucks in the night and pretty happy about it Kind of moved away from poker for a while after that until about a two thousand fifteen i think there was a heartland poker tour event About an hour hour and a half away from my house And i heard a radio commercial for it And thought that hey sounds like fun to go. Play some poker. I went up to play a satellite Got into the tournament and Almost made it today to kinda got a cooler at the end of day. One but kinda like sparked something in me where i wanted to keep playing so i started looking up. Some more information about poker's started realize. There's a lot more to this game than i. I really thought there was initially And learning more and Find some more local tournaments I live in grand rapids michigan. So about two and a half hour drive from the hammond area So started finding all these tournaments and playing the local ones that were Bigger binds the eleven hundred dollars a two thousand dollar range and right. Yeah started find some success. So you're so. Yeah and when you're playing in these events and slow you you're and admob starts around two thousand sixteen like you said about five years ago and and you start playing in the circuit events and start playing in the ms events and heartland tour events. What do you notice that you're saying that it's you know it's fun. It's exciting. but what's a little different about it for you. That really got your interest socking boker as a competitive outlet was plans. I always played. Sports always loved sports through high school Then after college lost those opportunities Started family not much opportunity to play those sports anymore. other than the little softball in aaron golf. Who knows that. So missile program is a good way to get my Competitive tingles i. Guess you could say right right right now. You very interesting job. You're an icu. Nurse correct yes. How did that start so after college. I became a real for ten years I about five years ago. I decided to go back to nursing. School It was it decided on that based on life events. My mother-in-law was in the hospital with severe car accident. I should have died in youngest son at the time and newborn Spent a lot of time in the nick. You he almost as well So it was all right at the same time Kind of realized the what nurses were doing for their patients. And that i could do that for other people as well so Thought it would.
"brek" Discussed on The Bernard Lee Poker Show
"First prize was over one point two six million dollars and it was won by brek scuttling from grand rapids michigan and he will be our guest this week talking about his incredible journey. The icu nurse from michigan took home the title and talks about playing as kind of a hobby of his but now he is a w. p. t. champion so only return. We'll be talking to our guests abrek. Scott here on the bernard lee poker show. This is dana grotto. It's richard seymour. Three times super bowl champion. Hi this i'm saying in the two thousand and nineteen was forecast. Incentives chain this is sarah herring host of the poker new podcast lawn. Mccarron from espn is joe. Canada and current are leave fourteenth year anniversary. I'm so proud of my good friend. And i love within the show one year home game to feel like. You're playing casino. Terry too flimsy cheap polka tables that get in the way when you're not playing well trained. Polar tables has the solution. Trading poker tables has created a premium folding poker table. That's easy to set up in store yet. Durable in me to last whether the round eight player or oval ten player setup all trading poker tables have individual armrest and cup holders that add to it. Sleek appearance fell. Impress all your guests and when the game is done you just fold your table back up and out of the way. So if you rented a senator game visit us at trading poker tables dot com. That's t. r. I t. o. N. poker tables dot com and for a limited time..
Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Voting Rights
"So biden marks the fifty six anniversary of bloody sunday by signing executive order to make voting easier and he takes aim at trump over. Voter fraud claims that unprecedented insurrection in our capital on january six. Now we know. It wasn't an insurrection. Nobody was armed. Nobody had a weapon. Nobody's been arrested for having a weapon. The only shooting that took place was a capitol hill. Policemen shooting at and she died a veteran. How do you have an insurrection. Without weapons was never an insurrection. It isn't an insurrection. And i'll continue to say that it was violent and it was an attack on the capitol building. That's what it was but it was not an insurrection. But they can't stop and they won't stop because the media are propaganda even in the midst of a pandemic he said the judge appointed upheld the integrity of the vote. We have a corrupt majority now on the supreme court intellectually corrupt and politically left. They're cowards and the leading cowardice. John roberts i hate to tell you this amy coney barrett and brek having in on it. They've had multiple opportunities including today to clean up this mac and uphold the constitution of the states. And make it very clear. What needs to be done clarence. Thomas has said so over and over again. Sam alito said so over and over again no gorsuch said so over and over again. The barretts already a huge disappointment and cavenaugh is. And i knew he would be now. Let's get back to this insurrection. They talk about the democrat party strategically and meticulously went into the battleground states and destroyed. Their voting systems violated the federal constitution. What around the republican state legislatures not to protect minorities but to protect joe biden and the democrat party. That's what they're about.
The Launch Of The Jamal Journal IN Philadelphia
"Knew. Newspaper has hit the streets in philadelphia dedicated to the liberation of the nation's best known political prisoner. Mia abu jamal pam. Africa is coordinator of international concern. Family and friends of mumia abu-jamal. She wants folks to sign a petition in the newspaper. Demanding that philadelphia district attorney stop standing in the way of abu jamal's freedom. We do have the first edition of jamal journal in the nineties. Me and mia did. His newspaper to jamal. Journal was four of information is very first newspaper. That we're putting out is geared to what is happening to me. Now all the evidence and i just got a call from romania and his wife one thing will be a does do. He never complains about his sickness. Always usually find that out for someone else but he called me to let me know that. He believes that he had cold and he had went to the doctors up there and they were telling him no he. Don't they know he said his breed is bad and he said it feels like elephant is something sitting on his lungs. So you know. I'm asking people really to step up the work. Mia the district attorney here in philadelphia. They deblum is guilty. There's absolutely no evidence to show any judicial or prosecutorial misconduct case which is a blatant lie. Attorney in philadelphia. Mike record has went on record and stated very clearly that you know in his investigations moon is not only innocent. He's factually innocent. But what we have to use a conspiracy to commit cold blooded premeditated murder and they want us to sit down. Shut up and act like these fax is in hatton so he ate cranston who said there is no evidence of movie not having a fair trial in our journal. You see that. The key witness mr shelbert and who was a cab driver who said that he was missing. He what happened he said did move me. Shocked peace officer faulkner. He said several times in he kept missing missing. Shoot me at first but photographer by the name of polar cough was orange seen that night before. A lot of the peace officers got there and he took pictures men washington and another journalist. Linda got the picture some cough and the picture show clear was not in the ground at all showing the lie that the da is repeated. Today it's nothing but a lot the. Da have evidence that they beat lumia in our lady who was looking out her window. She says she saw when he ran his head into a poll. Busting it wide open. He was don't he was kicked with those steel toed routes kicked on his side and he was also shot so when they brought him into the hospital of course he couldn't stand up and he couldn't walk and they didn't just layton on the emergency room floor. They dropped him down on the floor where people come. In on those treads and to dr. See the moon. You could not speak above a whisper. He had to get right down to them to hear what it was he was saying. The police say their move was shouting and screaming. Yes i shot the mother. And i hope he does the best one. They claim that they have all the evidence be turned in some evidence a couple of years ago. They found six boxes. There had evidence that hasn't been seen so now near saying they have all the evidence. But i remembered on the night of december ninth which was in the winter moon into his wife. Had these one piece no sense. And that's what he was wearing that night so they say their balloon was shot at faulkner several times before the fatal blow and then they say that they forgot to take the tests showing that he had actually shot a gun. But when you shoot a gun is not only on your hands. But it's on your cloudy mummies clothing has disappeared. Some talk about you. Guess you prosecutorial and police misconduct. I'm talking about police. Abuse of a witness of person that they had knocked up right now moving and needs our help to rise up and jamal journal is online brek agenda. Look at that. Information is very pertinent. They dammed the kill mea three times during the time he had potato see and it was treating him for something else and dawn the died but was the power the people who brought them back we need sane power right now to put pressure on the department of corrections and also on. Da crash now who lied and said there was no evidence
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Five Surprising Benefits Of Yoghurt For Toddlers
"Welcome back everybody for another episode of Kids Nutrition podcast today we're going to talk all about your beds. And before we dive straight in just as usual light to invite you to pick a cord directly into my calendar if you'd like to work with me for example through my fussy eating programs on Vegan nutrition program, and of course I've got my suspected. Food Allergy programs then you can book a call directly in my calendar. I've got a few calls every week and have a few places that I can work with families every month, so these places and spots are limited at the moment, but if you'd like to work with me than please book that call in, and we'll take it from there so today we're going to talk. Talk All about yogurt and the benefits of your goods for kids and I think he ought sometimes get understood because we know that sometimes east can be quite high in sugar, and I've got various blog post at previous episodes sugar that can dive into. If you want to talk more about those individual topics, but today we're going to focus on the positives. The pen fits of. Yoga for kids. Out of the five benefits that we're going to focus on. The first one that had lied to check to you about is of course breakfast now I know sometimes with schools now restarting starting and nurseries and child mind is being open, perhaps some sure and particularly early risers. Get, really early I mean I know some time kids can be awake by six in the morning, and a really bright as it can be by half five, and they want to eat breakfast really utterly so if you need something really quick before they get going to nursery school I often use yoga. Yoga is brilliant because. It's called carbohydrates, protein, and other micronutrients that we're going to focus on as individual benefits, but really Brek. I is one of the most important meals for kids and I appreciate that not all kids want to eat breakfast that early, but for those who do and he wants a really quick option. Then yogurt can be sh. Ask The answer especially, just need to grab something from the Fridge. It's Kohl's is quite refreshing. Once is still quite hot I hope he survived the heat wave by way of sad to see that it's actually quite code at to sort of let the kids leave for the park today wrapped in Cardigan extra layers and things like that. But if you still need something, quite code is they come an individual portions, or you can buy them in tubs and the Great Thing About Yogurt is you can act to it so for those of you. Who are fans of SMOOTHIES? You can use yogurt base and what I do is I often add to it because oats are a nice low releasing carbohydrate foods that helps keep blood sugars, nice and steady through the day. Day, and of course they are, they will add a source of final for that breakfast meal, and you can add other things you can add these pieces of fruit so I let chop up the Nawaz allowed to chop berries whatever you have in the fridge, really or in the fruit bowl and again and more proteins a you can add not butter especially if you have a child who you're worried, the weight, gain and growth. Then you can add not butters to that, and of course you can keep it really really simple for those who are really small appetite, who just want a little something? When they're up? Then you could just grab some of those individual pods of Yogurt, and you're ready to go,
"brek" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"All of the clients lions who've implemented call recording all of them whenever they start listening to the calls. Are they pleasantly surprised at the quality of the calls before you know once once they start hearing in the calls for the first time or are they shocked at how bad the calls are. It's somewhere right in the middle. Typically it leans more towards shocked and they they listen to the first call and they go deer or listen to him in the meeting and they think pause halfway through is this. What's happening in my office? It is but now we we know. Every day there was one particular sports facility that I worked with and Tulsa and we pulled the calls for the first time and this is how the calls when Jason Pretend like I'm calling you and your lead got Yeah this is. This is Jason. It is by the way this person sent him just like this. Yeah Ah so I was calling you about our program and the customer again. What would you do a I was calling about program. Your is it like a computer program kind of program. We do sports and so would you want to do. I'm confused as to what this is about. This is what they did every call and it sounded like this person had been smoking a lot of stuff before making calls. I played the calls for the owner. And that's what was happening. The dude was blazed. Just high as a Kite Jason. Have you have you been around a lot of people that are high as a kite. If you ever seen this this phenomenons more than I'd like to acknowledge and when you're around somebody who by the way of people out there if you're if you're smoking a lot of pot this is what's happening to your brain it dramatically slows slows down your ability to process the law of cause and effect or D- or conclusions We'll also numbing. You emotionally to your surroundings and numbing you slightly to pain and the adversity of life so break. I'm sure you've seen somebody who's high as a kite and when somebody's high as a kite. Why can't they process? Things emotionally the right way. What happens if someone smoking to much pot for any pot consistently? I mean that's how it works. That's what the effect of it is on on. Your brain is the that you are no longer connecting the dots between certain activities. And and like you said cause-effect right and also you know there is that numbing aspect that happens and it's not just the numbing of your body it's the numbing of your mind and so You know that's a big deal here in Oklahoma right now with our new medicinal snl marijuana laws everybody is is you know going out numbing. Not only the body but also the mind in the process and what we've found and this is a sad thing but it's true is a lot of these business owners in Oklahoma have people that have medical marijuana cards and they are high while working for them and the terrified to fire. And I'm I'm just telling you if you don't listen to the calls you won't know how good or bad your team is but Jason if you're out there assuming your team is on it right now as it relates relates to the calls and not recall call recording. Would you not agree. You're throwing away. Thousands potentially millions of dollars o one hundred percent any of the class that I've had not to drag anybody in the buzzer anything injure like we fix the problem sense. But they didn't realize that. They thought that they were not getting lead. They thought that their lead conversion systems broken. They thought that their form is broken. Oh turns out you have have people that either one. Don't call them back or two when they do call them. They're not following the script so the customers are confused and they just decide to go somewhere else now Elon. Musk could be here with us on on today's show because he has class page one sixty s he says he says one lesson I learned at pay pal is to fire people faster. That sounds awful but if I think if somebody's not working out it's best to part ways sooner rather than later. It's a mistake to try too hard to make something work. That really couldn't work. This is as Elon on. Musk the founder of the guy behind pay pal the man behind Tesla the man behind space. X Let's talk about this breakfast listeners. Out there that just won't fire people that treat customers and patients wrong wrongly. What would you say? Well what advice would you have for somebody out there. That just refuses is to fire people. I mean you you do you have to you. Just have to get over that fear of wanting to be their friend and Actually you know lead your company and be be the boss. Sometimes that's fun and sometimes it's not fun but when you have a passion Shen for what you're doing you have a mission statement. You are on purpose then you start to very quickly. Connect the dots that this person is not on your on your passion. They're not on on your purpose and they're not in your organization so you you're able to better remove yourself from the emotional side of and You know you just put on your big boy pants big a girl pants and you you get it done and over time it does get a little bit easier. I Know Klay that you've had to do this several times and that it's not an emotional Roadblock roadblock for you at all anymore times this week three times and so Yeah I mean. It's it's part of the process and you you have to embrace that it is going to happen and Sometimes that person may be a friend but And they can still be a friend and you can let them be friend in another work position you know they can be a friend in in personal life and no longer somebody you see at the office Carlot's not you. It's me which France what happens is when business is that we all go out there. We start a business and we're fired up about the idea or passion we care about our patients our customers and what happens is is that from each person. WHO's not you as as as the company scales each person? WHO's not you is a little less passionate than you are? Sure so by the time you get to about fifty employees. The Guy at the very entry level usually doesn't care at all about the mission were the passion and it's your job as an owner to make sure that the Bozo perfect doesn't happen where Abe players higher be players and be players higher see players in prison. You Have D. and F. players on your team right so you gotta do is set the standard hard and Sam Walton is. He couldn't be here Jason because he is That is true. There's only one boss the customer and he can fire anybody in the company from the chairman down simply by spending his money somewhere else. So if you don't fire bad people you will lose row yeah now brick. You're having great success now but but tell the listeners out there about the pain of not being successful and how long it took you guys to figure it out because there's somebody out there lose not gonNA act today unless unless they experienced pain they cannot handle. Your success. Story is not motivational enough. So they're kind of going. Yeah I'm not motivated by a great story of gain. Gene might need to hear about the pain of not implementing this and how long were were you stuck in the pain. Tell us about pain. Yeah I've been in practice for. We're going on sixteen years now. Yup and I struggled in the pain the the bottom depths of abysmal business sense For about twelve years Twelve years folks. So I'm telling you I mean over a decade for sure if you've been stuck you can get unstuck if you don't implement all the things we're telling you today. Hey it's not gonna work because even if you say okay I'm GonNa Start Calling my leads every time I'm GONNA install recording. I'm going to do all the marketing but I'm not gonNA fire people that's not gonNa work. You've gotTA fight you. What what what would you like? Osu Football Oklahoma State football what would the team look like. If anyone who tried out got have to play well unfortunately maybe like it does now. I mean that would be terrible. I didn't get to play because I'm I'm not at the caliber athlete that needs to be on the field. And so you've got an avid criteria that you want to excel and if I mean you've got to hire the team that you want to be not the team that you currently are have been here we go and then You know if you have people on your team that don't meet that standard Then you need to continue to do the group interviews you need to find better quality players and bring them into your team so that you can let lesser quality players go and seek their passion elsewhere. Now let's say that okay. You've embraced calling leads. Call recording firing people now online marketing on step six page one twenty one of the boom book. We talk about this all the time. But yet I have met a hand surgeon. Hand surgeon and the Upper Midwest As recently as in trouble. Let's say three years ago Ish who told me that people do not use the Internet when looking for a surgeon now he was referred to me by his friend who is killing it. WHO's making a ton of money who's been active longtime longtime client and he says dear friend friend? You're rolling. How're you roll and you're doing so great? How are you doing so great in the friend says well? Oh I've been using Clay Clark in his coaching system. For a long time now and we kill the game online marketing men and he says we killed the game and he says yes and he says your doctor to people actually look online for you and he says yes he says that's why you should use them. This is the story and and then the hand surgeon says this. It's crazy he says yeah but all my business comes word of mouth to which the other doctor says. I know because you're not understood. It leads come in for referral. Nothing comes in off the Internet. And he's like I know because you're not on the Internet I can't imagine how goes God. Did you know my hands feeling. We're oh you should do go to this guy. And he'll cut it open with a scalpel is the only guy used to cut my hands open. Think about this think about this for a second. Think about this for a second I try to help me understand the mindset. 'cause you're say I don't do online marketing because all of my business currently comes in from word of mouth which I would say. That's why you need to do online marketing. But how could someone not see that conclusion. Well I mean referral. Patients are the best patient you know so you have a patient. That's out there talking about your services because they've experienced it firsthand and when they do they've already presold there for in their family member on you and your services right right so they are the best just like with with your business. I mean that was the best type of lead is because you had helped his friends so now he's telling his friend The the one doctor is telling Dr the hand surgeon yes and so I mean those are the best types of patients and so yes you want to do what you can internally externally to Continue Teeny to grow that area of your business but yet if you're not playing the game of course you're you're losing every game. You don't play like addict coach. That said you miss every shot. You don't take true And so you know I mean. He's he's just doesn't even realize what he doesn't know because he's not in a segment of opportunity if he gets online then all of a sudden not maybe less than half of his world side that was almost hidden from the Internet. If you typed in my name you couldn't find a doctor Dr Brek. They couldn't find find my name because it was so lost in the nether world of the Internet and now it seems as though I could be wrong but it seems as though you're getting at least just to qualified patients every day. Yes every day every day multiple multiple day. Because I've done everything wrong way before. Okay so if you're it was taking her late we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA take some calls here in a little bit Jason. I believe we're going to be. We should be calling a Canadian. Who is coach? -Able Josh spurlock here at seven. See amount he he he might be done without conspiracy. I know I can for sure. Because he's from up there he's into Bieber and he's into Bryan Adams and he's into the Blue Jays and and he's into an ice hockey. I can tell you that all those stereotypes are true..
Clearing Up The Scene After The Mysterious Inspector Generals Briefing
"Late breaking item this one involves the president's TV loiter lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Mike clear the mystery of what was a very bizarre in chaotic scene after that so called Urgent State Department Inspector General Briefing Today C. N. N.'s Michael Warren joins us now with more so this is a complicated story. I'm not sure I fully understand and what happened today regarding this. Can you just lay out what we know happened. That's right Anderson so the State Department Inspector General made a very abrupt announcement that that they would be briefing lawmakers today they did that and in that briefing the I G provided a a large trench documents that included in that trench a number of allegations sort of outline of allegations against Joe Biden regarding Ukraine some allegations against the now former US ambassador to to Ukraine let lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill wondering exactly what this had to do with anything now. CNN is reporting Rudy Giuliani spoke with me just a few minutes ago confirming that some of the information in in what the I g presented originated with him so okay so rudy Giuliani. Do we know how I mean Rudy Giuliani what handed it to somebody in the secretary of State's office or we know so so what what Giuliani told me is that he somehow routed this information again. This is at the end of March earlier this year. He says he routed that information to WHO Secretary of State Mike Pompeo it's kind of unclear exactly what that means but he did say that he received a call a couple of days later from POMPEII himself who said that he had gotten these documents and that he would refer it for investigation Giuliani telling me he was very frustrated that he never heard anything back from the State Department thereafter after so the three chairs Germans shift angle incomings released a statement tonight on the State Inspector General Briefing that happened today which is when and these documents were handed over by the Inspector General to them in Congress and I want to read you a paragraph from what they said. Inspector General stated that his office interviewed Dude Secretary Pompeo's counselor Thomas Alrich Brek Bowl who informed the inspector general secretary Pompeo told him the packet came over and Brek bowl presumed it was from the White House and quote. Does that match with your reporting or yeah. What does that wanted it to you? It's an open question again. Giuliani not being very forthright about exactly how he got these documents. He says to the State Department but look you have to remember Anderson that Rudy Giuliani is in the inner circle of the president. He's talking with the president a lot. we've seen a again from the whistle report that this seemed to annoy a lot of the national national security team around the president that Giuliani had such access so it isn't a determined exactly if that came from the White House but that suggestion from those chairman suggest it very well may have in the White House may have been the conduit for Rudy Giuliani to get those documents to the State Department and Michael just clear the documents were all handed over. I mean was there more of a briefing or was it just handing over these documents and are they all just things alleging stuff about the Biden's and Ukraine and the whole conspiracies that the that Giuliani has been pushing so this is interesting. I think some of the documents Giuliani says he was unfamiliar with and included in that transform the at the State Department our number of emails from State Department officials cels essentially taking those allegations that Giuliani has been propagating through conservative media and other media for the past several months and saying it's bad information so it really does seem to me that that the State Department is really trying to make an effort here. The I G is to say the State Department had this information and really urged each other to say hey. It's not true. Okay Michael appreciate it a lot to talk about tonight. Although it's still a
Refugees And Dealing With Them Fleeing Libya To Europe
"Least forty refugees and migrants are feared dead. After a boat carrying dozens of people across the mediterranean sea on route to europe europe capsized tuesday morning off the coast of libya according to the libyan coast guard some sixty five migrants and refugees mostly from sudan were rescued with the help of local fishermen the associated press reported at least five people were confirmed dead including women and child from morocco whose bodies were recovered near the western town of homes seventy five five miles east of tripoli with tuesday's tragedy the number of migrants and refugees who've lost their lives in the mediterranean in two thousand nineteen is it's up to nine hundred just last month about one hundred fifty people including children mostly from africa drowned off the coast of libya in a separate shipwreck brek according to the un high commissioner for refugees rescue operations for the latest migrants shipwreck continued to be underway the final death toll may be even higher this latest this disaster comes as far right european leaders like the italian deputy prime minister and minister of the interior matteo salvini continue to criminalize refugees and migrants this as well as humanitarian aid workers who often lead search and rescue missions in the atlantic in the mediterranean this june police in italy arrested corolla rakhat the thirty one year old german captain of the sea watch rescue ship after vessel collided with an italian border police boat when she attempted to docket and italian alley in port and in two thousand seventeen pia clamp also a member of c watch was arrested at the same port and charged with assisting so-called illegal immigration clamps currently awaiting trial and faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted for more we go to geneva where we're joined by charlie oxley u. N. high commissioner for refugees jeez global spokesperson for mixed migration mediterranean and africa welcome to democracy now charlie actually can you explain what just happened this latest shipwreck shipwreck and what the casualties are well once again we morning yet another the tragic incident resulting from people trying to flee the war and violence <hes> in libya. The rescue operation is still underway a but what we understand from our teams who are there on the ground speaking with survivors a boat left in the early hours of yesterday morning very soon came into distress appears the forty people who have now drowned on the mediterranean and and this is just the latest and a series of drownings people taking these similar similar journeys to this one each time we do see a outpouring of public sympathy empathy expressed from all corners but we're calling now for those sentiments to be translated into meaningful action u._n._h. This house proposed a way forward. There's a number of ways we can improve search and rescue capacity at sea and get refugees libya so they don't take these boats in the first place but this situation cannot continue as is so explain who was in this ship before and it <hes> before before the shipwreck and explain why they couldn't get to land this group <hes> it's very similar to the kinda groups. We often see departing from libya. It's a mixed group of people of refugees and migrants around a third from refugee producing country so in the east and west of africa we currently have more than fifteen unresolved conflicts insecurity in different areas and particularly in places like a retriever aaron and somalia and sudan in in the east. Mali and burkina faso's in the west people. They're fleeing ongoing fighting by armed groups and are in need of refugee protection at the same time we do see secondary movement from countries neighboring those countries because their asylum silence systems are in need of strengthening and then needs to be strategic development assistance when people don't feel safe and feel they're able to make the most of economic opportunities that will allow them in their families to survive we see a rising trend of people putting their hands in that lives in the hands of smugglers and traffickers who commit a range of human rights abuses and they're responsible for putting people in these flimsy and uh unseaworthy boats that have often little hope of reaching dry land unattached court ruled two weeks ago that the spanish humanitarian ship open arms which choose waiting off the italian island of lampedusa carrying nearly one hundred fifty rescued migrants and refugees should be allowed to dock in italy. This was in defiance of a ban by italy's as far right interior minister and deputy prime minister matteo salvini in a statement issued by his office savini said quote. I continue and we'll continue denied landing to those those who claim to bring illegal immigrants always and only in italy savino also said he'll continue to defend italy's borders and say quote no to disembarking. Can you talk about the significance what this means for migrants that say this is different legal and logistical restrictions being placed on them mm-hmm therefore needs to be acknowledged and supported and not criminalized no stigmatize there are suggestions by some that these ngos <hes> collaborate with smugglers aid illegal migration but we see no evidence for that at different times teams in the last year there have been no ngo boats operating search and rescue on the central mediterranean and yet actually the average number of departures has increased when we look more closely at the situation it becomes clear that it's the push factors that people leaving behind line the wall violence and human rights abuses the escalating violence in libya since april has a much bigger motivating factor than any any kind of potential pull factor of the presence of ngo booze pant clamp. The german captain of a refugee rescue ship who now faces is prison time in italy after rescuing hundreds of refugees in the mediterranean has refused to accept award given her in july on behalf of the city of paris paris clump wrote on facebook last week that paris mayor hidalgo and the city of paris pope one award a medal for my solid darrien action in the mediterranean sea because our crews worked to rescue migrants from difficult conditions on a daily basis at the same time. You're police are stealing blankets from people. Oh you forced to live on the streets while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants and asylum seekers clem said she was awarded the grandville metal last month alongside caroline raquet. <hes> fellow member of the refugee rescue organization see watch two years ago. Oh clemson ship was seized by authorities in italian port and choose eventually church with assisting so-called illegal immigration. She's currently awaiting trial facing up to twenty years in prison if convicted charlie actually if you could comment on the stakes for people who are trying to help those who might diet see and are well. I think the frustrations frustration sees expresses. The <hes> understandable i mean ngop boats are picking up people who are in a desperate state. That's be clear people. Don't take these boat vote journeys. They are aware that these journeys could often be fatal and nobody puts their own lives and the lives of their families at risk in that way unless they feel the better off on the water on the land so when ngos pick the pick people up in rescued him in the see. They're all well. Dean is not then over there then stranded at sea for days on end while states have often engaged in political back and forth trying to see who can most shift responsibility onto others. I think what's needed now is for the toxicity in the political michael debate to be removed and more objective perspective to come in here. The number of arrivals reaching european shows are really down significantly -nificant. We're no longer in a situation like we saw in twenty fourteen in the immediate years that followed where we saw incredibly high numbers way back to pre-crisis levels but yet deaths remained broadly the same <hes> so we're no longer in a crisis of arrivals here we're in a crisis of deaths in and that needs to be some soul searching about whether european willing to engage with people who are seeking asylum on their doorstep sta. You have said one in six or one in seven people die at sea. Can you explain where they are dying. What what is the route. They're taking and talk about why libya is such a critical place for them and where they're coming from
Netanyahu fights for a fifth term in office
"Today. We're looking at the Israeli election and joining me on the line from Tel Aviv is correspondent there Malhotra vast Uva and in studio Middle East editor Andrew England metal first of all were about a week away from polling. It's a lively time, isn't it? Because Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington receiving kind of benediction from Donald Trump, and then had to return suddenly to Israel, can you summarize what's been happening in the last week or so there's been a very exciting last week or so for one looks like one of the most exciting is really election than a long time. Nothing. Yahoo is neck and neck with a brand new party to doom exist more than a month ago called the blue and white party and for him to hold onto his right-wing bays mission with an Yahoo has to emphasize his security credentials and his connection with the White House and the last three or four days we're supposed to be just that supposed to be a victory lap. He was going to go to the White House. He was going to be greeted by his friend. President Donald Trump, and he would receive a document that says Americans recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Something the right-wing here has wanted for a long time. But just as he landed in the US and just as the global victory lap as you may call it began an attack from the HAMAS-controlled on plea with Gaza through all the plans into disarray. He decided to cut his trip short and come back here. So he can lead. Whatever response is really government comes up with to the sudden esscalation from unprovoked rockets from Gaza, and so we've had a week of almost complete chaos and a lack of direction from the two leading candidates. But in a sense, obviously hard to gate how these things play. But if the prime minister Netanyahu is relying on the security card doesn't attack from HAMAs possibly help him you'd think so except Gaza has proven to be the prime minister's achilles heel for the last year or so instead of being able to push for a longer. Term ceasefire something called a food snob by HAMAs. He has been looking for the short opportunity to kick the can down the road through concessions that are granted do HAMAs in order to stop protests to stop these haphazard rocket attacks or to hold back any of these so-called terror balloons, where young men in Gaza are attaching multiple cocktails, basically, the bottom of balloons and letting them fly into Israeli territory. So it's turned into a bit of a successful blackmail on the side of HAMAs. An achilles heel for Netanyahu and a reminder two weeks right before elections that he's not able to bring the kind of calm that he promises he'll bring. He's not exactly looking really good for him. And Andrew, of course, the other background is that he goes into this election with this corruption probe and deep potential prosecution hanging over his head. Yeah. That's correct. He would be the first sitting prime minister to be indicted. If the attorney general to the it we should say, whilst the attorney general has announced his intention to indict him, the prime minister still has the right to appeal. Appeal that sort of a pay before a hearing and argue against him being indicted, but it is just quite a lot of uncertainty. The closest the race was unexpected a few months ago, the fatten that Netanyahu could be indicted. And then if he does manage to succeed and full Moco, listen off the election and retain the prime ministership, then they'll be a period of uncertainty as the legal process plays out. So I think it kind of ended period of uncharted territory for Israel in terms of the politics will be promised. You haven't seen for decayed, and my whole is it your impression that the corruption allegations have damaged him. I think that what has happened over here is that when the crops in ligations were first aired two years ago. There was a possibility that you'd see a large amount of votes shifts, simply because of the allegations that evidence that came out, but in the last two or three years, prime minister has marshalled is very loyal base into a judiciary versus a right-wing argument that has made especially in terms of voting patterns the announcement of this intention to indict him have Velu Iliffe. On how his base will vote. But it's create an opportunity for the opposition to say, well, look, it's time to change horses. This is our chance to bring in a fresh slate. And it's energized them in a way that they were not so in previous elections. So while it's impossible to say that he's lost votes. It has certainly made him vulnerable in terms of the narrative, and in terms of the messaging as he goes into the elections Netanyahu likes to project himself as a man astride Israeli politics a man above it. All instead now, he's on the defensive and no politician likes to be in that position. And Andrew I mean, what do we make of the opposition? Because the leader Benny is new to politics. He's very much a political neophyte, and we don't really have a clear idea of his policies. We know he's a former chief of staff with the Israeli defense forces, and that's in the past Rabin brek Fulmer chiefs of stars who became prime minister. So that's not unusual, but internally his policy he's kind of giving mixed messages on the one hand, he said, you know, he would never get. The golden heights the occupies Syrian territory, and he's used videos of war against HAMAs in Gaza as part of his election campaign on the other hand. He's also said that you know, there's no shame in striving for peace. He can play the whole cash hard man military figure on the one hand. But he's indicating perhaps he could take a softer stance on the peace process Netanyahu. We just really don't know. I mean, he is applicable neophytes. He said it's only in the last few weeks that he's put together this party. So he's very much an unknown quantity. In terms of what his politics would be. I think and meanwhile, my whole I guess the traditional left parties in Israel being fucking put it that way left behind them in labor is well behind in third, and I gathered the main sort of left party merits may not even make parliament. It's a motive complete decimation for labor, which is if you're the party that founded this country and had towering leaders like, you know, he's
Why don't we get to vote on raising taxes?
"Douglas bruce loves the constitution of the united states of america in fact it carries a little pocket version of it everywhere signed by clarence thomas finds a way to work the constitution into just about every conversation the constitution says an article eight and article six quoted verbatim and that's guaranteed in article one constitutional right he did this the first time i met him and he even got choked up talking about the founding fathers and the part of the constitution bruce loves the most is the bill of rights that's the section about freedom of speech religion right to a speedy trial and bruce likes it because to him it is the original limit on government it even begins with the words congress show make no law lives in colorado springs he's a former lawyer and he owns a bunch of real estate and he starts thinking hard about the bill of rights the drafters of the constitution we're pretty smart guys but there is at least one limit on government that they didn't put in there they forgot to limit the right of government to levy taxes on us on the people you can say you're free if the government can take away everything you have without your permission douglas bruce decided he was going to fix this little oversight he wrote up a sequel to the constitution he called it the taxpayers bill of rights it's taber for short and it said just like the people have a freedom of assembly right to a trial by jury they should have a right to vote on their own taxes every time a government raises your taxes they should have to ask your permission first it was radical it's an incredibly difficult to pull off concept and then the state of colorado actually passed it hello and welcome to planet money i'm robert smith and i'm rachel esther brek from colorado public radio rachel at her co reporters at cpr then you'll minor and ben marcus have just finished a podcast series called the tax map it's about how a man who held no political office just an obsessed outsider ended up changing the very relationship between the citizens of a state and their government today the show what happens when you take away the politicians main power the power to raise taxes it ended up putting colorado on the brink of disaster and douglas bruce it cost him his reputation and eventually his freedom i'm very sooner or later they're gonna figure that way and he was right