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RINO Billionaires Are Now Coalescing Behind Nikki Haley
"Wants you to know she's up for the fight. She's told us over and over again that she's a woman. Why does she have to tell us over and over again that she's a woman? Isn't that what the Libs do, or at least used to do? Okay, got it. She's a woman. Perfect. But she's not Margaret Thatcher. Let's be honest. The problem is Nikki Haley's not a conservative. I've said it before I'll and say it again. She's George Bush in a dress. Obviously what I mean by that is ideologically. This is why Karl Rove is getting behind her. This is why others who horrific have losing streaks are getting behind her. Billionaires getting behind her. There's a report out now, I think it was Axios, that said that she was meeting with the. No, no, there's a report on Axios that says Mitt Romney's big money guy has now moved over to Kelly's team. What? Oh yeah. Romney's guy. And there's more. Remember this guy Fink at Black Rock? I wrote about him and The Democrat Party hates America and we've talked about him very often. Black Rock? Remember he was pushing ESG, that is, he was pushing hard this woke agenda and trying to impose it on all the other companies that he helps finance or invests in? A one -man wrecking machine, this guy Fink. Well guess who she met with a few days ago? Him. Why would she meet with him? Ron DeSantis. May I use his name, Mr. Producer? Is that okay? What drew $2 billion from Black Rock because of what they were doing? Yeah. Thank you. Iggy Haley And Iggy Haley was the one who said she said it herself. I know this to be true. I checked with my stepson, Mr. Producer. And that is that Disney, she said Disney can come to South Carolina while DeSantis is fighting Disney. She invites them to South Carolina and I can go on and on. And it's not just her versus DeSantis or her versus Ramaswami or versus her Trump, it's her versus us. Us. So you're seeing, if you were to ask Mitch McConnell who he liked, Nikki Haley. They'll all like Nikki Haley. In Washington D .C., Republicans. the That's who
Fresh update on "c. mitch" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Lawmaker George Santos from Congress. What we've said is the leadership team is we're going to allow people to vote conscience. their I think it's the only appropriate thing we can do. Joining us live from Capitol Hill, WTOP's Mitchell Miller. Mitch, the vote now is expected on Friday. Does it look like there are enough votes to kick out Congressman Santos? Well, Shawn, right now it's looking like enough Republicans have changed their minds since the last expulsion vote for Santos to be expelled. Politico reports more than 90 Republicans have said they plan to vote to expel Santos or are likely to Since Democrats no would support Santos, that would provide more than the two -thirds majority needed oust him. Interestingly, House Speaker Mike Johnson today said he has personally real reservations about voting to expel Santos since he still awaits trial on federal charges. But he says he'll leave it up to GOP lawmakers to make their own decision. Several conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus have said they will not vote to expel Santos. If he is expelled, he'd be only the sixth lawmaker in history to be kicked out of the House. Mitch House Speaker Johnson signaled Republicans are moving toward an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. What's latest the there? Right, and Republicans today sought to build momentum for their impeachment investigation with the chairs of all three major committees that are looking into the first family's finances, appearing in a news conference going over that they've released in recent months. There is still no specific evidence of any wrongdoing involving President Biden but that hasn't stopped Republicans from referring to Hunter Biden and the first family as the Biden crime family. There's a still stand over off over whether Hunter Biden will provide a deposition before the House Oversight Committee. The chair of the panel says Hunter Biden could provide the deposition and then later give public testimony, but it does appear, especially from this news conference today, that House Republicans are moving toward a formal vote on an impeachment inquiry sometime in the coming weeks or months. Now over in the Senate today, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a unique address on the Senate floor. It was aimed at anti -Semitism. What did he say? Right. Majority Leader Schumer spoke for close to 30 minutes on this topic, making it clear how concerned he is about it as the highest ranking Jewish leader ever to serve in US public office. The rise of anti -Semitism is a crisis, a five alarm fire that must be extinguished. Schumer's speech was highly personal, noting his great grandmother and her family were killed by Nazis in Ukraine while denouncing anti -Semitism. He also made it clear he was speaking out against anti -Semitism and not those who are critical of the Israeli government. He says it's important for everyone to condemn anti -Semitism as well as Islamophobe comments and actions during the heightened tensions brought about by the Hamas attack on Israel and its military response. Thanks, Mitch. We appreciate the update. You bet. WTOP Stories we're working on for you right now on WTOP. The DC council talking about the mayor's latest proposals to tackle the growing crime rate in the city. More hostages held by Hamas expected to be freed today as negotiators work toward another potential extension of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes
"c. mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to Robert Netsley right now, who is with Inspire Investing. Robert, I can't help but get excited about what you've created, an opportunity for people to find out if their money is funding wicked things, if they have money in a 401K or retirement whatever it is that is invested in companies that are doing evil things, that is promoting pornography, promoting abortion, promoting any number of things or ideologies with your money, folks. So Robert Netsley has created something where you can get a free report that tells you where your money is, and they will help you get your money into companies that are doing good things. You have to go to inspireadvisors.com slash Eric, inspireadvisors.com slash Eric. You get a free report. I guess it just gives me hope that it's possible to turn things around in America, because when I think of how much money people have invested out there, if they would understand what's going on and shift that money to good stuff, it's just huge. It's just absolutely monstrous. It's enormous. It's enormous. And we are seeing fruit from that labor. It's remarkable. It doesn't have to even be trillions of dollars to change things. I've been on the phone in recent weeks with investor relations and CFOs and whatnot. We regularly engage with companies that we invest in or like to invest in or kind of just shift speaking biblical truth to corporate power. And one of the things we hear is often that, number one, these people have never heard, they tell us they've never heard from a faith-based investor before. They've been doing their job for 20, 30 years. Executive major organizations never heard from a faith-based investor. So number one, they need to hear our voice. Number two, they're thankful to hear it. Even in some of these sort of woke businesses, you think that this don't care. There are people in those businesses of influence that actually do care about what we have to say and oftentimes have enough influence to change things. So for instance, Costco stopped giving money to gay pride parades. Chevron stopped giving money to Planned Parenthood. There's a laundry list of other organizations that have changed things. That is unbelievable. Robert Netzler, that is unbelievable. It is so wonderful. I want to tell people folks what you do and don't do. You can change the world if you take an interest in this. When I hear that a company like Costco would stop giving money to something like that or Chevron, these are huge, huge companies. And you shop there. Your money may be invested there. When we get involved in these things, we can change the world. So I want to say the action point is go to invest. I'm sorry, inspireadvisors.com slash Eric, inspireadvisors.com slash Eric. You'll get a free report that will help you figure this out. And I know, Robert, that you guys will help people if they want to transition to invest in companies that believe in their values. But this is a gigantic thing that we have. I mean, it's to me scandalous when we have power and we don't use that power. It's like when I say I'm not going to vote. I'm not going to do this. I'm not going to do that. When you don't do those things, the people who don't share your values, who share opposite, who have opposite values, they're going to prevail. So I just want to say to you, Robert, thank you for taking this on, because it is game changing. Like you said, it's a movement. The more people that do this, it's an amazing thing when we think of the money that is out there, that many people of faith with traditional values have invested in woke companies. Ladies and gentlemen, you've got to do something about it. You've just got to do something about it. This is like a mandate that we've got to live our faith out in every sphere. And where your money is, that's a big deal. So please go to inspireadvisors.com slash Eric. This is a free report. Inspireadvisors.com slash Eric. Robert Netzle, thank you. Pleasure. Thank you, Eric.
Fresh "C. Mitch" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"By IBEW Local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow. Good morning I'm Mark Lewis. Mike Chikaitis is our producer. The top story we're following DC the Council meeting at this hour to try to deal with the growing concern about crime in the city. Up for discussion Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed Act Now anti -crime bill which law gives enforcement additional tools. Last night DC's police chief Pamela Smith got an earful about crime from city residents. At the town hall session at 8th and Florida Avenue Northwest the chief heard from Ward 1 residents who are frightened and concerned including Tarek Shah who lives at 8th and Vee Streets Northwest. There was a murder in our building just ten days ago. A woman was shot in the face across the street on Saturday. There was a gangland style shooting in LeDroit Park this weekend. Police Chief Smith told the town hall police are being diligent and recruitment is up. We have been as high as 200 police officers. I mean, to be at 39 is pretty low. And so if I had magic a number it would be about 4200 police officers to really help us effectively do this work. Many residents asked for council support for the mayor's proposed bill that would give police new tools to fight the crime. A controversial rezoning plan has been approved by the Prince William Board of Supervisors after another marathon public hearing that started early last evening and ended with a vote just before 5 o 'clock this morning. Motion passes 5 3. to The five Democrats on the board voted in favor of the rezoning proposal that brings a 4 million square foot data center to Bristow. Nearly 80 people spoke during a contentious public hearing some shortly after the project was approved. I think what you have done is a disgusting play and Ann Wheeler you are less than human. Referring to outgoing the board chair. Hundreds of homes butt up against the 269 acres on Linton Hall Road. the people Some of who lived there were brought to tears after the vote. You have caused problems in my marriage. You have caused problems in a lot of other marriages here. I have heard people tell me they are taking years off my life. Luke Lugert, UTOP News. New this morning, a US military aircraft has crashed into the sea off southern Japan and a crew member on board who was recovered from the ocean has died. The cause of that crash the and status of the others on board the aircraft were not immediately available. This is the latest crash that involved an Osprey military aircraft. There have been at least five deadly crashes since 2012 with 19 deaths. The Osprey takes off and lands like a helicopter but during flight can rotate its propellers forward and cruise much faster similar to an airplane. The temporary ceasefire continues by both sides in Gaza. As a fifth round of hostages released were by Hamas yesterday in exchange for 30 Palestinian prisoners. The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is scheduled to end soon but negotiators are working to extend it. More from CBS reporter Chanel Call. Celebrations erupted on the streets of Tel Aviv Tuesday as Israel welcomed home ten hostages released by Hamas. Nine Israeli women and a 17 year old girl plus two Thai foreign nationals were freed one before day the temporary truce is set to end though the deal could be extended again. In exchange for those freed hostages Israeli authorities say they released 30 more in prison opinions the youngest just 14 years old. One Israeli official says they were anticipating a further extension of the pause in fighting which is set to expire soon. US Secretary State of Antony Blinken is set to visit the region again this week. Widespread death and destruction in Gaza has led some Democrats on Capitol Hill to suggest that the US put conditions on any additional aid to Israel. But the Senate's top Republican is calling that idea ridiculous. More from WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sees no reason to place conditions on billions of dollars in aid to Israel given its long history as a close US ally. The condition, in effect, our assistance to Israel on their meeting our standards it seems to me totally unnecessary. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has acknowledged Democratic senators have discussed the idea but is noncommittal. He says a supplemental package needs to address several key matters. You got to pass the four That's the number one North Star. You Israel, Ukraine, Indochina and humanitarian aid. Republicans also want the legislative package to address issues at the southern border. On Capitol Hill, Miller, Mitchell WTOP News. Meantime, a vote may come soon in the House to expel New York Republican George Santos. California Democrat Robert Garcia brought back to the floor a bill he first introduced in February. Pursuant to Article 1 Section 5 Clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States, Representative George Santos be and he hereby is expelled from the House Representatives. of Santos has survived two prior expulsion votes but that was before release of an ethics report found that he blatantly stole from his campaign and deceived donors. Garcia says now is the time to act. He's hoping for a vote this week. Expelling Santos would require support from at least two -thirds of the House on X, formerly Twitter. Santos wrote, expel me and set the precedent so we can see who the judge, jury and executioners in Congress are. Ed Donahue, Washington. Coming up on WTOP E and Money News How big is the new world's biggest cruise ship? I'm Jeff Glabock. 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"c. mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Yeah, well, I think that that's right. And I do deal with it with the book. The book follows four people, Nico, the boy, Fanny, the girl, Sebastian, his brother and the Nazi who perpetrated all of this. And it follows them for all 40 years. So you see the way that they intertwine and affect one another. And you're absolutely right. You can forgive and still want justice. The two don't the two don't contradict one another. You can you know what's going on in the Middle East right now? And, you know, there's going to be a time where people are going to have to come to some point inside about forgiving. That doesn't mean they don't want justice or people jailed or paying a price or facing a trial or whatever it is. So the thing is, if you don't forgive, you're letting that evil sort of be a two sided blade. You know, it cut you, you know, when the person that you lost and it cuts you because you won't let that pain go. The book is The Little Liar. I'm talking to Mitch Albom. Final segment coming up. Don't go away. Welcome back. We're talking to Mitch Albom. You know him from Tuesdays with Maury, five people you meet in heaven and other zillion selling books. The new book is called The Little Liar. Mitch, just to reprise it, it is about a boy in Greece, Nico. And again, my dad as a boy in Greece was called Nico lived through World War Two. But this is on the other side of Greece. My father's from the Ionian island of Cephalonia. This is all the way over in Thessalonika. Which had a huge population of Greek Jews, 90 percent of whom were murdered by the Nazis. Almost impossible for us to fathom that that happened. So first of all, thank you for drawing attention to this really important piece of history that most people don't even know. And I don't know if you answered it, but how was it that you stumbled onto this particularly? I know you said you're of Jewish background, but most people don't know about the Jews from Thessalonika, Greece and this horror. Well, I lived in Greece when I was younger, so I knew a little bit more about it than most people did. And I wanted to bring to light a story that was new to people about a time that everybody thinks they've already learned everything about. The fact that Thessalonika was such a majority Jewish city, that it had 17 newspapers, Jewish newspapers, 17 newspapers in Hebrew or Jewish subject. It had dozens of synagogues and the largest cemetery, Jewish cemetery in the world. And all of it was destroyed within two years. All of it. Imagine, you know, imagine 90 percent of Christians in America being wiped out in two years or something like I mean, it's unfathomable. And yet it happened. So I wanted to set a fictional story against a backdrop of a very, very real thing. And it is a although all the characters are fictional, everything that happens there is actually real. And the evil that was faced, the forgiveness that was required afterwards and the whole idea of what is truth and and what is deception. I use a parable, several parables in the book because the book is actually narrated by the voice of truth. You know, it actually begins. You can trust the story you can you were about to hear. You can trust it because I am the only thing in this world that you can trust. I'm the shadow that you cannot outrun. I am truth. And it tells the whole story from the perspective of truth, because truth was so damaged during that time that I thought by telling it in the voice of truth and saying, look what you did to me, look how you destroyed me, you know, it would it would have a different resonance. And if I just told it in the third person or the first person and truth actually tells a parable, you may be familiar with it about itself, saying when God was deciding to create man, he got all the angels together to see if it was a good idea. And the angel of mercy said, yes, let man be created because he will do merciful things. And the angel of righteousness said, yes, let man be created because he will do righteous things. And only the angel of truth said, no, do not create man because man will lie and be false. And God thought about it. And then he took the angel of truth and cast him out of heaven and threw him down to earth. Now, there are many theories about why God did that in the book. My theory and what truth says is I believe I was cast down to earth to smash into a billion pieces, each one landing in one human heart. And that's where I live or that's where I die. It's up to the individual to choose. Are you going to make truth a precious commodity or are you going to kill me? And it was an interesting voice to write it. I mean, that's obviously a parable, but boy, is that beautiful. That's just that that is so beautiful. Listen, we're living at a time. You know, I was saying that a lot of people are very naive and they forgot that evil existed like really satanic, sadistic evil. What just happened in Israel, the butchery of human beings, of innocence. We need to understand, folks, that that's real. We live in a world where that has never stopped happening. We just happen to be blessed to live in America where we don't see very much of it. So we forgot about it. There is real evil. And I think that in a funny way, too, people forget about the beauty of this idea of truth. A lot of people are cynical. They say, well, what's truth? You know, you got your truth. I got my truth. They don't really believe in the idea of truth. And there's something sacred about truth. And we need to hold on to that idea. And it's why I think your book, The Little Liar, is important because we need to remind ourselves how important truth is, how important it is to know what is true, to know when you're being deceived, to know that there are people who want to deceive you. It's it's hard. And again, we're living in a time where truth, the very idea of truth has been undermined in our culture. Yeah. Well, to follow up on something you just said, if you talk about what's going on now, I thought in creating this story that, you know, I was creating a really novel idea about a boy's innocence being used against him, you know, by an evil force. And then over the weekend, I happened to be talking to a correspondent, a war correspondent who had just spent three weeks in Israel reporting and just got back. And when he read my book, he said, oh, my God, do you know the story about this Israeli kid, Tomer? And I said, no. And he tells me the story about he's a kid, 17 years old, 16, 17, who lived on the border there in Gaza. And when the Hamas terrorists came over, they kidnapped him and under threat of saying, we're going to kill your family if you don't do this. They took him door to door and made him knock on the people's doors and say, it's safe to come out. They're gone. It's safe to come out. And because they knew his voice, people came out and the terrorists shot. This just this just happened. This just happened less than a month ago. And then when they were done using him, they killed him. So I sat there when he told me that and I just sunk in my chair and I said, you know, you think you're imagining something that's so awful because you want to use it in a novel and you want to make a point. And then you realize that the human imagination can't even compare sometimes to what evil humans actually do. So when we're when you say it's not gone and we're living in a time of deception and look at that, they had their own little liar, you know, so to speak. And they murdered him when he was done. So it's a cautionary tale. It's a hopeful you know, in my book, it's a hopeful tale. And because there is hope at the end, it's inspirational. I don't want to give away the ending or anything like that. Yeah, if you follow it along, there's the whole idea of forgiving and whatever is taken to its highest end. But we have to hold on to those kind of ideas because we do live in a world where the opposite is out there and is waiting to destroy us. Well, it's a beautiful subject. I'm so glad you turned your attention to fiction. The book is The Little Liar by Mitch Albom. Mitch, thank you so much. It's been a pleasure talking to you. Thanks so much.
Fresh update on "c. mitch" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"U .s. place conditions on any aid that's approved for Israel details now from WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it very clear opposes he placing conditions on billions of dollars in assistance. I think it's ridiculous our relationship with Israel is the closest national security relationship we have with any country in the world but some Democrats concerned about the widespread deaths and damage in Gaza believe the US has a moral duty to consider conditions on aid. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. There are different views on that and we're going to have to have a discussion with the caucus and the administration. Schumer says his chief goal is bringing a legislative package to the floor soon that will include aid for Israel, humanitarian assistance and aid for Ukraine on Capitol Hill. Miller, Mitchell WTOP news. Paul Whelan, the American businessman detained by Russia, has been attacked by a fellow prisoner. The US Embassy in Moscow says it has been in touch with him and he is okay. His brother David says Paul is receiving medical treatment after a prisoner hit him in the face. Whelan is a prisoner at a Russian labor camp with 16 a -year sentence. The US says he is being held illegally. The limits of Texas's abortion are ban now being tested. The all -republican Texas Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of more than 20 women who refused abortions despite having life -threatening pregnancies. Their attorney Molly Duane. Their doctors didn't know what to do. Their hands were tied by the law. The state's own expert acknowledges that physicians should not be waiting until death is imminent and yet they are. Justice Jimmy Blacklock fears relaxing the exemption could allow for abortions to due things like obesity or high blood pressure. This very well could open the door far more widely than you're acknowledging. Chris Fox for CBS News Austin. It's Wednesday which means it's time for GOP's midweek spotlight on the local small business. Today we hear from a flower shop that's been here for generations. The business was established by my grandparents in 1945. And it's become a community staple. Lee's Flower and Card Shop along U Street in Northwest DC is a family business. Owner Christy Lee Jones. I was 12 when I started working here. Around Christmas is one of the busiest times for the flower shop but then comes Valentine's Day which can be downright hectic. And it's always Seems like it comes really fast after Christmas. The next thing you know Valentine's Day is here. So you're always busy. It sounds like it's always got something. It's always something going on in the district. Nick I WTOP Nellie news. Now the top stories we're working on for you at WTOP. morning This the DC Council holds a hearing on a new anti -crime proposal. A judge has ruled that portions of a new gun law law in Montgomery County go too far. At least one person's dead in the crash
"c. mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And his brother and the girl who loved him, you know, as a little girl, they survive the concentration camps and they spend the whole rest of the book trying to find him, trying to locate him to tell him that he can be forgiven, you know, that they understood that that that it wasn't his fault, but it takes forever to try to find him. And the the the the idea of forgiveness was such a big thing for me, because ever since I wrote Tuesdays with Maury, I think every book that I've written since Tuesdays with Maury has contained a piece of Tuesdays with Maury with it. And he once told me Maury was my old college professor who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease. And I visited him every Tuesday and sort of did a last class. And what's important in life when you know you're going to die? And one of the things he told me was most important was forgiveness. And he said, you need to forgive everybody, everything. And forgive yourself, because when you get to where I am and you will get to where I am, you're going to wish that you have been nicer to yourself and you're not going to care who was right or wrong in the arguments in your life or the disagreements. You're just going to want to be able to hold their hand and tell them what they meant to you. And so I took that idea of forgiveness and I thought, well, how far would you go to be forgiven? The worst thing that you ever did in Nico's case, the worst thing he did was was fall for this lie and tell his own family that everything was going to be OK when it wasn't. And he spends his life trying to do repetitive acts so that he will be forgiven. And meanwhile, this girl who's in love with him for years, decades without seeing him, she's driven by the need to forgive him. So we're often driven by the need to be forgiven, but we're also driven by the need to forgive the people forget about that. And she wants to make it right because she was she was the last person he saw before the trains took off. So I really want to explore that idea of hope and forgiveness set against the backdrop of the kind of evil that you're talking about, because sadly, that evil still exists in this world today. May not be in the form of Nazism, but there's plenty of people lying and plenty of people doing very bad things. And how do we combat that? And I wanted to have a book that ultimately was inspiring and hopeful, even in the in the shadow of such awful things. Well, when you talk about forgiveness, forgiveness is one of those things that I think typically people talk about it cavalierly, like, oh, you need to forgive, you need to forgive. And obviously, you know, people who have a problem with forgiving, many of them are saying, I don't think you understand the evil that was done. I'm just supposed to let that go. And I would say to them, no, you're not supposed to just let that go. That evil is evil. That wrong is wrong. One of the examples I often give is when somebody tried to kill Pope John Paul II. Well, they arrested that guy. That guy goes to prison. The pope visits him in prison and prays with him and forgives him. But he doesn't say, but you know what? No big deal. Let the guy out of prison. No, no. The murderer or the would be murderer has to stay in prison. So, you know, justice and forgiveness, we need to really understand what that means. We're not talking about some sloppy thing like, hey, just let it go. It's not that simple. There's more to it. I'm not sure how you deal with it in the book.
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His comments yesterday come in stark contrast to those he made two months ago about potential testimony from binder biden's hunter more than welcome to come in front of the committee if he wants to clear his good day if he wants to come and say you know these weren't 20 shell companies they actually did something he's more than he's invited today. In a statement ranking rat on the committee jamie raskin called comer's response quote an epic humiliation and said they have no confidence in their own case or their ability to pursue it. Republican senator josh holly believes that testimony should not be closed. my view is that the american people have a right to see and also you know they should evaluate this for themselves i mean private what happens is there's inevitably bunches of leaks and then it's it's you know well so and so said this and so and so said that it's like oh just do it in public and let the public see let open the door so y 'all can report on it. Biden attorney abby lol said a closed -door session would allow republicans to quote manipulate or even distort the facts and misinform the public comer says they still expect biden to sit for a deposition on december 13th but but did say he should have the opportunity for an open hearing down the road as for their evidence against hunter biden republican congressman lisa mclean tells fox news' maria barteromo they still don't have a smoking gun have been you able to identify any actual policy changes that joe biden made as a result of getting money from the short answer is no the house gop says they're still trying to gain evidence president biden legally helped his son earn big money deals with overseas companies and profited off of them no evidence provided of that so far john stoltz washington nine after more hostages were released by hamas and gaza on the fifth day of a truce between the palestinian terrorist group and the nation of israel correspondent platon neville has the latest since last friday hamas has released more than eighty hostages most of them israeli nationals nine women and a teenage girl were set free on tuesday night with two ties in return israel released more than two dozen palestinian prisoners close to hundred have been freed in recent days shira habron told the associated press that she was overwhelmed with relief when she learned her relatives who had been taken hostage were set free the moment we saw them on the news it was so emotional and so uh... unbelievable it's finally happening there are people that came from the dead i don't know freed hostages describe sleeping on plastic chairs with sheets in all rooms will be held captive some said hamas initially fed them but as the war continued food became here's doctor is not garages with the shamir medical center we were praying and longing for the return of the fifty remaining ties are still in captivity and of the ci a director was in qatar on tuesday meeting with katori and egyptian officials on continued hostage negotiations and on capitol hill senator mitch mcconnell had a stern stance on attacks on u s bases overseas by iran -backed forces the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism remains demonstrably turned he said that since october seventeenth iran -backed terrorists have launched at least 73 tax against u .s personnel in iraq and syria senate majority leader chuck schumer were ripped on republicans who he said are delaying legislation that would allow more american aid for israel land for ukraine in the indo -pacific all these national issues national security issues are related and should together senator mcconnell criticized a proposal by some democrats to condition aid to israel on the idea of following international law to cut back on civilian casualties in gaza he called that ridiculous i'm clinton metal it's twelve after the fate congressman george santos remaining in the house of representatives when america in the space swell've been
"c. mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"Take a look at my girlfriend. Folks, as promised, Mitch Albom, a gigantic bestseller, Tuesdays with Maury, five people you meet in heaven, new book, a novel, The Little Liar. Mitch Albom, welcome back. Nice to see you again. Thanks for having me back. Tell us about this novel. I was particularly intrigued on a couple of of of the points of the plot points in the story. But tell my audience about this brand new book this week out this week called The Little Liar. Sure. So it's basically a novel that deals with truth and deception and forgiveness and redemption. And the story is actually inspired by true events. It centers on 11 year old boy named Nico, who lived in Greece during World War Two, and when he never told a lie in his life till he was 11 years old and when the Nazis invade his town, they find out about him being so honest and they kidnap him and decide to use him to their advantage. And they say, listen, you can go back to your family. All you have to do is stand on the train tracks and tell the passengers that are coming that they're going to new jobs and new homes and everything's going to be fine. And then you just do this for a couple of weeks and then you can go back to your family. So thinking that he's telling the truth, he does this day after day until the final day in the final train, when he sees his own family being shoved inside a boxcar and someone screams out that they're taking them to concentration camps and he realizes that they're all being taken off to their death and he's held behind and the train takes off. And it follows what happens from that point forward for the next 40 years. The ramifications of that lie on him, on his family, on the Nazi officer who created it, how they intertwined with one another and how in a very, very hopeless time, hope and forgiveness become motivations in his life as he seeks to be forgiven and his family tries to find him again after the war is over to tell him that they understand that it wasn't his fault. It's an extraordinary story. My father, who was called Nico, now I call him dad, he's 96 years old, but he lived through World War Two in Greece. My mother lived through World War Two in Germany. So this is very touching and personal for me to read about this. And a lot of people don't know that, you know, the Nazis were rounding up Jews from everywhere, including from Greece. And this is Thessaloniki, is that right? That's correct. In fact, and it's interesting to hear that your family is from there. You probably know this of all the countries in World War Two. Greece lost the largest section of its Jewish population. 90 percent of the Jews in Greece were killed by the Nazis. And in Thessalonica, it was 95 percent. And that city had actually been the highest percentage Jewish city in all of Europe in percentage of people. It was actually the majority. Can you imagine there was a city where there was a Jewish majority and it was wiped out within two years. Everybody was dead and gone. So I said it there, partly because people don't know that it took place and partly because I lived in Greece for a stretch of time when I was younger. And so I just thought it would be different. I didn't want to write a typical Holocaust book. They're very good. Don't get me wrong, but they've kind of been done before. A lot of them that begin to start the concentration camp and end with the liberation. I wanted to place it someplace where people hadn't seen before and also carry it not only from before the war, through the war and after the war, because the the ramifications of what happened and the way that people had to deal with the things afterwards, like being forced to tell a lie, you know, that you that you didn't think about your whole life. Very few people explore that kind of end the book in 1945. And, you know, it didn't end for the for the victims of that in 1945, I can assure you. That's so interesting. You say that you're you do you have any Jewish blood in your background? Oh, yeah, I'm Jewish. I'm born Jewish. And yeah, you're Jewish. Well, I was going to say that you I wrote a book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who spoke up for the Jews, tried to wake up the church in Germany that they need to stand against the Jews. And a number did, but most did not. They look the other way. I talk about this wherever I go. But it's so fascinating to me to think many people, especially in America today, we forget about satanic evil. The idea that not just that the Nazis killed Jews, they went to Greece and systematically rounded up Jews in Thessaloniki, Thessalonica, Greece to murder them. You think who who would do that? What level of evil are we talking about? Can human beings be that evil, that intentional? It's it's very hard for people to fathom, Mitch. And that's why I think we need to. People want to look away. They don't want to look at the evil. It's too painful, but we need to look at it. And the story you tell in this novel, ladies and gentlemen, this happened. Some of the details of the story and the Nico. Yeah, that's fiction. But but the reality that millions and millions of Jews were rounded up in places like Greece, you think who would do that? It's mind blowing. And it happened. And these people were murdered. Right. And it does get to the issue of what happens after the war, just like you said. OK, 1945. Hey, it's over. It's not over. People had to live with what they did. People had to live with what they didn't do. And that's really ultimately what your story is about. And I really focus on the lies, because, you know, what I've studied in all of this is that the Nazis didn't rise to power and thrive because they have bigger guns. They did so because they have bigger lives and they were able to lie to their own people and blame the Jews and say, you know, they're the problem with the country. If we can just get rid of them, we'll get better. They were able to change laws with different words, change the language. So it didn't look so offensive. But meanwhile, they could do anything under under those particular laws. They certainly lied to all their victims. There's even an incident in the book where they have a concentration camp that the Red Cross wants to visit because they're hearing stories about these horrors, about the concentration camp. So they actually beautify it. They put in trees and flowers. They gussied everybody up. They showered them. They gave them clothes. They invited in an orchestra. And then they had the Red Cross come in and watch while a concert was performed for the quote unquote prisoners who they said weren't prisoners. They were just working there. And you can see the footage of this. It's it's it's horrifying because they told the Jews, if you say anything, will kill you. And so the deception to go to that kind of level of deception, of course, when the Red Cross left, they said, well, everything was fine. We saw it. It was. And that's how they were able to get away with that kind of evil that you're referring to for so long. But the lies, you know, it was Goebbels, sadly, who said a lie told once is easily identified as a lie. A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. And that's a very cautionary tale for our society today. You know, when people are sort of picking their own truths and deciding I'm going to believe this or I'm going to believe that. So I wanted a story that would resonate with today like that. But I also and I think this is important. I also wanted to point out the hope that it took to survive that. And there's a scene in The Little Liar in the book where in the concentration camp, the prisoners, including Nico's family, who are now there every night, despite the horrors that happened to them during the day, they gather in their bunks and they quietly pray. And then they go around and they insist that everybody say one good thing that they were grateful for that happened that day, even though they're in a concentration camp. And the things they say are, you know, I had an extra spoonful of soup today. My rotted tooth fell out. The guard who usually beats me didn't beat me today. And the fact that we still have that hope inside of us, even under the worst possible human conditions, shows you what it is that we need to go forward and to overcome periods of time like that or even like we're in right now. Viktor Frankl in Man's Search for Meaning said the people who survived the concentration camps were the ones who still thought there was a tomorrow. The people who died were the ones who said it will never get any better. This is awful. This is hell. They gave up. They didn't make it. So there's a lesson to be learned there, I think, for our time as well. What led you to write this book? You've written so many books, gigantic sellers. What led you to this particular story? The Little Liar. Well, I actually heard an account of a Holocaust survivor in a video in a museum in Israel when I was visiting 10 years ago, and it said that, well, when we went to the train tracks, the Nazis had used Jewish people to lie to us and say, it's OK, it's all right. Get on the train, because after all, you're going to these trains. If you see a bunch of guards and they say we're taking you to concentration camps, chances are you're not going to get on willingly. So the Nazis in their in their in their forever evil mode said, well, oh, let's trick them. Let's just just tell them, you know, that they even had people give them their money. Like in Greece, your your your family may know this. They had the Greek Jews turn in their Greek drachmas, the money for a receipt. And they said, when you get to Poland, we're going to take you to Poland, your new jobs and your new homes. You can turn this receipt and you'll get all your money back in Polish money. They literally did that. And people did it because they believe. So I had heard this story and I wanted I always thought that there's there's something there for our time. And I wanted to find a way to spin it when I decided to do it with a little boy instead of adults. That's when it came together. The book is The Little Liar, Mitch Albom, A.L.B.O.M. We'll be right back.
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"OK, so there's so many things in this book. It's just filled with honestly pithy, important, bite sized, but profound things. The title is Obvious. The author is Albin Sedar. Albin, thank you. Thank you. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. You've decided to stop shopping or doing business there. But did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your 401ks, IRAs and other investment accounts? Folks, this is a huge problem and we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric and get a free inspire impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts like companies paying for abortion travel. You need to go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric to connect with an inspire advisors financial professional who can run your report and help remove companies paying for abortion travel today. Go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric. That's inspire advisors dot com slash Eric. Advisory services are offered through Inspire Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor with the SEC. Legacy Precious Metals has a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. You have access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time. Any time you'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. The platform is free to sign up for. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and against the volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but different asset classes. This new platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with a few clicks. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com to get started. You're going to love this free new tool they've added. Legacy PM investments dot com. Legacy PM investments dot com. Check it out.
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"And I said, God, what do you do? Who do you think sent the little bunny? But now she's no. You know, that is I forgot that that is that's powerful. And it's it's it's a little heartbreaking because you realize that God loves us. He's trying to speak to us, but sometimes it's so funny because he knew that nature would reach her. Somebody else might be a scientist. Somebody else might be a baseball player. But God knew her, her deepest feelings, the things that would make her smile and and appreciate life again and start to focus on on those things that matter. And that's the way it is for all of us. We we go asking all kind of pundits, all kind of smart people and all this. And what we really want is a personal experience from a personal God. He's ready for it. And it just so happens God is personal. In fact, he is a person. So, well, the title of the book, again, is obvious. And I don't mean the title should be obvious. I mean, the title is obvious. In case I haven't made that clear, the title is obvious. Maybe I need to show people the title is obvious. Now, by showing people that the book I see the back of the book has a quote by George Orwell. Oh, yes. Not a blurb, not an endorsement by George Orwell. He's very hard to get a hold of. He doesn't give a lot of endorsements these days. Do you want to read that? Oh, I definitely do, because when I read this, I had come up with the idea of obvious. And then I saw this quote from George Orwell. I said, I can't believe it again. It's as if he wrote it today. Yeah, this is what George said, probably back in the late 40s. We have now sunk to a depth at which reinstatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear in times of universal deceit. Telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. That is powerful. We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. So saying God is real, you know, not everybody wants to hear that. I put it on Twitter. I think it was this morning or last night. I put out that, you know, we're seeing such darkness and evil, what happened in Israel. And I said, the only answer is the God of the Bible. And he wants you to turn to him. He wants you to give your heart to Jesus and to trust that he will lead you through this. Yes. And that's true. I'm stating something that to many people say, well, that's obvious, but it's important because there are people who don't know that and they need to hear that. And you will offend people sometimes when you speak the truth. There's no doubt about it. So there's some responses on Twitter. People get angry and I say things that are crazy and you're not supposed to get offended when they'll tell you things that are obviously not true. You're supposed to stand there and take it and kind of scratch your chin and say, yeah, yeah, I guess so. But when you tell the truth, oh, they're offended and you're not allowed to do that. Actually, I see in the back of the book, you do have endorsements from two people who've been on this show. Doug Giles, Doug Giles. I just smile as soon as I mentioned his name. He says this fresh opus from Albin Sedar's comedic cranium is a prophetic exhortation to be a dynamic biblical force in the earth and not an evil assisting evangelical farce. Force farce. Get it? You get it? Lucas Miles says full of wit and a truckload of common sense. Albin Sedar's new book Obvious is a refreshing compilation of tales, including two stories and legendary whoppers that offer much needed reminder that contrary to what some might say, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and thankfully, God is good.
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"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. They say it's a thin line between love and hate. But we're working every day to thicken that line or at least make it a double or triple line. But now here's your line jumping host, Eric Mataxas. You know, folks, it just occurred to me that people that watch the program on TBN may not know that I have a radio program or that they could go to ericmataxas.com and sign up to get all the other content I do. And I realized that my TBN audience probably doesn't know that the guy who is in the animated sequence, in the opening to this show, to the, you know, the whole animated sequence, the chauffeur is Albin Sater. And you're wondering what happened to that chauffeur? What happened to Albin? I wanted my TBN audience to know he's right here. I don't know what you're talking about. Albin, you're right here. I'm right here. Actually, though, but you've been a little busy. I have. So people want to know what you've been up to. And I, I would say that what you've been up to ought to be obvious. It should be. It should be obvious. In fact, it is obvious. What you've been up to is obvious. Yes. I wrote a book that just came out called Obvious. Yes. And you know what else is obvious? It was actually inspired by you and your book, Letter to the American Church, because we talked on the show many times about how people need to get involved, whether it's voting or writing a letter to the editor or talking to your friends about things that are important today. And I thought, well, you know what? I've written a lot of articles for different online publications. And I had enough. I thought this could make a book. So I went to a major publisher and fortunately they said, yes, Post Hill Press. And they put out the book Obvious. And, but it took me like six months to work on this really hard work. But this was your title. Yes, it was. Your title. Because you kept saying these things are obvious. And then you realize, hey, wait a minute. That would make a great title. Okay. Now I noticed it says on the cover by Albin Sader and then it says Forward by Eric Metaxas. That's the Bonhoeffer author. I think. I think so. I think he passed away or I don't know what happened to him after he wrote the Bonhoeffer book, but that was such a big seller that a forward by him. That's like a big deal because, you know, he wouldn't just put his name on anything. So obviously he must think a lot of this book. Well, what's really funny. I was just looking at it before we came on air again. And do you know the longest chapter in this book? It's actually a section. Your forward is the longest. All the chapters are like three or four pages long. They're very quick. There's a lot of cartoons and funny memes and it takes on serious subjects, but it does it kind of in a whimsical sort of way. Except for the forward. Except for the forward that I wrote. Yes. That is not whimsical at all. No. But actually, seriously, the book is loaded with you. You have a talent and, you know, I'm not joking that you really have a talent to take serious stuff and make it light and bite sized. And that's all of the chapters are pretty short. And but I want to start with you. What you're doing, it says the title of the book is obvious. Seeing the evil that's in plain sight and doing something about it. So what is obvious? One of the things that you say is obvious that we need to say over and over and over is God exists. Yeah, that's so important to me. In fact, I was going to make there's four parts in the book. And originally the fourth part, the last part was going to be God exists. And then it was my wife, my beautiful wife, Ann, who said, no, you need to take that part and put it in the beginning because you're telling people where you're coming from. You want them to know this is your viewpoint because you know that God exists. And there's even little examples of how you can you yourself in a way. God is trying to reach you all the time and speak to you. And he's trying to make it obvious to you. He created you out of a little tiny thing that became your this big body. He created billions of stars and planets. He can certainly prove to you that he exists, but you got to keep yourself open to it. Now, if you want details on how God exists, then you got to read my book, which is not whimsical, called Is Atheism Dead? If you want the details, but if you don't want the details, you just want the chapter, the bite sized version. You go to the book Obvious by Albin Sater. Now, obviously, Albin, you you have stories in here. There's one story I think you've shared at another time, but your friend Connie. Yes. Tell the story. Oh, I love it because this is early days. When I first came to New York City, I was involved in a playwriting course. Right. And I was writing funny, silly, family oriented play. She was writing these deep, heavy things. And I was talking to her. We became we became very good friends. But but she said she doesn't believe in God. There is no God. And she came from a very dysfunctional family. I came from a very loving family, love brothers and sisters. We had a great time. And I just knew that God exists. And there he had given examples in his life of of who he was and how he loved me. And I said to her one day, I said, Connie, why don't you believe God exists? Why? She said, because I tested him one day. She had one day my parents were arguing like they always did. And I was crying and I was upset and and I was young and I didn't know what my life is going to be. So I went out on the back porch and I I looked up at the sky and I said, God, I want you to prove to me right now that you exist. I want I want a sign right now. And I'll tell you, about five seconds later, a little bunny came hopping out of the woods. And I said, this is Connie speaking. She said, that's when I realized there was no God. There was only nature.
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We had four games that everybody thought were gonna be great and as it turned out, three of them were pretty good. One of which was a blowout. We'll get to all them here in a minute then of course we have our week 10 lines of five games that we're gonna focus on from our SI Sportsbook odds and then from there we also have the midseason awards that we have to get to as we are halfway home in the 2023 NFL season. Before we get to all that, let's welcome the other man of the tandem, Gil, what's going on man? How you been? Yeah, I'm doing well. Matt, as you know, I like to brag about my wins and complain about my losses and last week was a good week. I went 12 -2 with the picks but I am pretty disappointed that I betted against Joshua Dobbs. What a game, right? Unbelievable. I'm annoyed. You went 12 -2, I went 11 -3 and I feel like 11 -3 should have given me some bragging rights for the week and yet it did not happen. So I will say on the whole, our group, yourself, myself, Connor, Orr, Albert Breer, Mitch and John our editors and Claire, another editor of ours as well that does great work, I feel like everybody's picks have been really pretty good this year. There are some years you look at picks and go, oh my god, I'm barely above 500. Right now, I've got the sheep pulled up in front of me, so the best record is Albert who's 95 -41, went 11 -3 last week and then after that, Claire Kawana is right behind him with 92 wins and then in gold it says 87 wins and then it's myself, yourself, John and then Connor Orr at 75 and 65 pulling up the rear, so Connor's got to step up. Connor is bringing down the credibility of this entire group. That's not bad for last play, so 10 games over 500? His thing is, we all do our upset picks and he's done 50 upset picks. I think I've done like 16. So that's part of the reason, but yeah, the picks are good and of course people that want to can read those over at SI .com, we put them out every week. The editors are nice enough to put that together. All right, so last week, like I said, we had some great games. We had Chiefs Dolphins over in Germany and then we had Ravens, Seahawks, which we thought would be a great game, turned out to be a massacre, Late Window, Cowboys, Eagles, which was one of the wildest games I can remember seeing in quite some time and then of course we had Bills, Bengals at the end, the Sunday night game there and so like I said, we'll get to all those. Let's just start with how the day actually started. Over in Frankfort, Chiefs build up a 21 -0 lead on Miami. Miami comes back, makes it 21 -14. They had a couple drives at the end where they could have tied the game, even taken the lead if they went for two. They got into Kansas City territory both times, but both times ended up going backwards, lose the game. They dropped to 6 -3. Chiefs, of course, improved to 7 -2. Both teams go on their bye weeks. I'll So, let you set the stage here, Gilberto. What is it to you, is it more about the Dolphins that game or is it more about the Chiefs? It is more about the Dolphins because they can't beat a team with a winning record and don't tell me the Chargers are .500 and the Dolphins beat them. They barely got to .500, so I am concerned about the Dolphins, but I don't want to let the Chiefs off the hook, Matt, and I know you've been writing about this, but the Dolphins have been pretty average. It got to a point where now Mahomes is saying, yeah, we sting. We're pretty bad. Go talk about the defense. That defense is carrying us the entire season. You know what's kind of funny, Matt? This season, it feels like the team with the best defense might win the Super Bowl, and the Chiefs still have the best defense right now, it feels like, so it's kind of a weird irony, but you expect better from Mahomes and Kelsey, but the wide receivers, they can't create separation. And it wasn't for that awesome fumble, reverse play, whatever it was from Cook there. They would have probably lost a game there, but what's going on with the Dolphins offense? Averaging 17 points against the Bills, Eagles, and the Chiefs, so I go with the Dolphins there because I feel like the Chiefs could figure it out. It's halfway point in the season, they're just cruising by, and I think something will finally break out there, but I'll let you maybe talk about the Chiefs a little more. But the Dolphins, man, you're supposed to be the most explosive offense, highest scoring, and you can't even get a first down. It's like, do they have too many home run hitters? Too many touchdown makers? How about some chain movers? How about some first down people? How about some quick outs, and just get four or five yards, and everything just feels like a home run, and they don't adjust, and they don't kind of make end game adjustments because credit to the Chiefs, and Tyreek Hill said it too, they covered, there was great coverage on Tyreek Hill, so it's kind of one of those games where like, why not get a tight end that can help you out here? Why not get some guys that can make it easier? How about go to Raheem Oster a little more? He had like 12 carries, and he's averaging 7 .1 yards per carry, so I don't know what's going on with Mike McDaniel on two, and two was pretty bad in that second half there. Yeah, he had the touchdown to Cedric Wilson, but make some adjustments, Mike McDaniel, and stop going for the home run ball, Tua. Yeah, look, first of all, I agree, I think the Dolphins are the bigger storyline coming out of the game. Like, they've now played three really good teams, and they've lost all three of them, and they came back against Kansas City, but they were getting killed in that game too. They were 21 -0 midway through the third quarter, and frankly, if Chris Jones doesn't take one of the dumbest personal fouls you've ever seen, it's probably 21 -7, and we're having a different discussion. I think your point though, man, is good with the Dolphins in the sense of like, there's timing strung off. They're just dead in the water. They have no answer for it, and we've seen that now multiple times, this year and last year. Kansas City basically said, we're going to get up on the line of scrimmage, we're going to get our hands on Tyreek Hill, we're going to reroute them, we're going to cause problems. Look, who knows them better than the Chiefs, right? I mean, they know what can cause some issues, and they actually went back and watched practice tape of a couple years ago to try to figure out how to stop them. They went back and watched how they worked against him in team drills and practice, and tried to figure out some things, and it obviously worked. But from the Chiefs' angle of this, listen, the offense is a disaster, okay? They had 46 yards in the second half of the game in a turnover. But they're 7 -2 in the number one seed in the AFC because the defense is incredible, and they're just shutting people down left and right. If you go and look this year at teams that have played the Chiefs, nobody's thrown for 300 yards. Kirk Cousins came the closest. He was up in the higher 200s because he threw a million passes. But if you look at Gough's numbers, 253 yards, one touchdown, which was a good game. That was without Chris Jones that week. Trevor Lawrence, they didn't score a touchdown. He threw 41 times for 216 yards. Justin Fields threw for 99 yards. Zach Wilson, of all people, had one of the best days against him, 245 and two touchdowns. That game. wild And then you had Cousins, who went for 284 and two touchdowns on 47 attempts. Russell Wilson threw for 95 yards one game, and in the other game, the game that they won, he threw for 114. These teams, two I didn't throw for 200 yards. Nobody's throwing for yardage against them. They're second in the league in sacks, the first in pressure rate. They've got two elite corners in McDuffie and Sneet, and so, look, the question with Kansas City is obvious. Can this offense get going? Because if the offense gets going, they're probably the best team in the NFL. I mean, if they get even borderline top -10 production out of that offense, forget it. They have the week now to scout. I was texting with some people around the team, and I think there's a general thought of like, look, it's a bunch of little things that are throwing off the whole thing. Question is, how many of those little things can you fix in the next couple of months? The good news is you have Mahalem, you have Kelsey, you've got a good offensive line, you've got Andy Reid. The bad news is they have you and me at receiver. So, I mean, that's the question. My guess? They'll fix it to an extent. I don't think it's going to be a unit that you'll look at and go, oh my God, they're incredible. I think it's probably going to be a top -10 unit right around there at the end of the year. They're in the mix, but yeah, I agree, man. The Dolphins are definitely the thing that you'll look at right now, and the team you'll look at right now and go, all right, you're going to make the playoffs, but what are you going to do when you get there? Are you going to beat somebody good, or is there going to be a one -and -done? Matt, let me ask a quick question, because you watch this team closely, and I think I watch them good enough because they're always on prime time, but all these analytics people are saying, look at the EPA, look at the DVOA. They're top five in offense in all these categories, and I'm like, I get it. You keep showing me the numbers, but I keep watching the games, and the wide receivers are not that great. They're not scoring points. They had nine points against Denver, so I don't know what it is. Maybe when you said disaster, I'm like, okay, cool, because I was trying to play it safe. Maybe they're average because there's something here that I'm missing with the DVOA and the EPA. They're a disaster by their standards. By anyone else's standards, yeah, they're probably still an above -average offense, but by their standards, they're a train wreck. I will say this. People forget it because they won the Super Bowl last year. They were somewhat of a train wreck offensively the first half of last year, too. They had a bunch of games last year. They lost to the Colts last year. They muddled through a Chargers game that they ended up winning because of a pick -six that went 99 yards the other way. They struggled offensively against the Bills. They ended up beating the Raiders on a Monday night last year, but they were down 17 -0, and they needed to come back in that game. They were not good offensively for stretches of last season, and then they're them. In January, they cranked it up, and that was it. Even on one ankle, Mahomes did enough to win. But this has been the year before that. They were 3 -4 at the beginning of the year. They couldn't score a point in that season. That was the year Mahomes played, again, by his standards, not by anybody else's, but by his standards. He played poorly. You go to 2021, and they lost in the AFC title game. They were 3 -4, and then people say, oh, well, then they came out of it. They did in terms of that they won games. Their point totals after that 3 -4 start, they won 20 -17, 13 -7. Then they blew the Raiders out, scored 41, 19 -9, 22 -9. The last couple of years, they've had stretches like this, but by their standards, they're a disaster offensively right now. By the NFL's standards, they're probably somewhere between 10 -12th in the league offensively. So, got to take it for what it's worth. Yeah. All right. Let's get to the next game here. The Bengals and the Bills will go right to Sunday Night Football, speaking of a team that by their standards is an offensive disaster, despite what EPA will tell you. I'm not here to bag on the analytics, guys. I will tell you this. I'm a big eye test guy. You watch the Bills. My eye test, I don't care that they're fourth or whatever in EPA offensively. They have not been good over the last month and change. I don't think there's any way to say that otherwise. They go to Cincinnati. They made it a little bit closer at the end, but they were down 24 -10 with a few minutes left. They score a touchdown. They get the two, but they can't get the ball back. The Bengals now, 5 -3. Winners of four straight playing like we expected them to play at the beginning of the year. The Bills are 5 -4. It has been a struggle for them. They started the year 3 -1. Since then, they're 2 -3 going in the other direction. They have a very hard schedule. We'll get to that in a moment. What was your main takeaway from that Bengals -Bills game? Just the difference in quarterback play between Joe Burrow and Josh Allen and how to cover that game. I wrote about it. I kept seeing Joe Burrow moving around the pocket and extending plays. Then I look at the boxer, I'm like, wait, he has four rushing yards? I thought he ran for a bunch of yards. I know he had that one where he had the first down kind of signal. It's just when pressure comes, he knows how to move. It's smooth. It's not like he has to speed it up. He just says, okay, cool. You're right there, but I'm still going to do what I have to do and just extend plays. Matt, when it's Drew Sample and Tanner Hudson and Erskine Jr., Trenton Irwin, these guys are making plays. Then you look at Josh Allen, when the pressure comes, it looks difficult. It's chaotic. He has to kind of see what's out there and then, okay, force a throw or miss a throw. I get the Bengals defense is better than the Bills defense, so Burrow had maybe an easier time, but there was pressure. He was fighting pressure. I get it. The second there is not as good there, but it just seems harder for Josh Allen.
You're Getting a Lot of Bum Information About Tuesday's Election
"An political conservative. He ran in the Republican primaries against the conservative challenging The Republican establishment and ruling class The The establishment Republican and ruling class has not gone away and they never will. They get too much power they get too much attention they get too much money. Mitch McConnell is a throwback to the Gerald Ford era. Chris Christie is a throwback to the George Bush era and before Chris Sununu is a throwback to the George Bush era. Sununu is the governor of New Hampshire he's elected been there. His case is unique his daddy was elected there. Chris Sununu excuse me Chris Christie got elected first time around because the governor was corrupt, unethical, and adulterer and extremely unpopular. So you need these special circumstances they're not examples to emulate they're one -offs. the red It has but Reagan's an example to emulate and why don't look we ever at his campaigns and why don't we ever look at how he campaigned. What the issues were. Oh markets all changed no it hasn't changed hasn't changed at all. Of course issues change and move and somewhere but the fundamentals are the same. Let's take abortion. Abortion. And I'll be very blunt with you because Democrat Party billionaires and interest groups are willing to spend ten times more than Republican billionaires and interest groups on explaining the issue. So the Democrat Party defines the Republican candidate lies about the Republican candidate lies about their position and so when the Democrat Party is actually on this issue. Nobody believes that a baby should be aborted with partial abortion right up to the last second of birth. Nobody
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Sen. Mike Lee: Our European Allies Need to Step up With Ukraine
"Gum, but I'm not willing to shut down the government over Ukraine funding. I'm sorry. story. And yet it seems Mitch McConnell and a lot of swampies over there on your side are obsessed with Ukraine Ukraine over the priorities of the United States, causing us damage in the process. Yeah, there's a ubiquitous obsession in Congress with Ukraine funding. Now, look, I, they're I feel they're polite and I know they're in a tough spot. I don't like and I'm not a fan of Russia. Nonetheless, none of those things mean that this is our war to fight either their directly or through a proxy. We have moreover sent $113 billion to Ukraine already just in the last year or so alone. And so, meanwhile, our NATO allies in Europe, in whose back door all of this is taking place have not ponied up nearly to the same degree. There's no reason why we should continue to fight this war as if it were ours. It's not, especially considering that Russia has nuclear weapons and it has a lot of nuclear weapons. That doesn't mean that under no circumstances do we go to a war against that nation. But we ought to go into it with a clear mind that that's what we've been doing. We've been going into a war, albeit a war through proxy. We have to tread very, very carefully. And under no circumstances should we turn a blind eye to our $33 trillion debt that the law firm currently wants to extend to the tune of an additional $2 trillion for the next fiscal year, simply so we can make sure that we enter into this proxy war even further without any additional commitment from our European allies. This makes no sense. It also makes no sense that we have no plan to achieve peace there. We have no military strategy that's been ever outlined, not by the president, not by the Pentagon, not anyone. So my response
A highlight from The Fall of Kevin McCarthy? with Kurt Schlichter
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody, the speaker vote is done and we are in chaos but this conversation is more important than ever with Kurt Schlichter as we go through it in real time. Enjoy. Email us freedom at charleykirk .com. Go to members .charleykirk .com. That is members .charleykirk .com to listen advertiser free and just go to charleykirk .com. You can find members only content and so much more charleykirk .com. Email us as always freedom at charleykirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Email me as always freedom at charleykirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Kurt Schlichter, author of Overlord, eighth in the series. Check it out. I'm hearing great things about it in the People's Republic series. Kurt, thank you for taking the time. Kurt, I was thinking who could we have on the show that's not going to hold anything back. Make our audience laugh about the Shakespearean tragedy and drama that we are witnessing. Kurt, how should we think about what is happening right now as we speak? Motion to vacate of Kevin McCarthy. Well, the whole thing reminds me of the sin of Onam. I think, you know, I'm trying to keep it FCC compliant here, Charlie. I'm an army guy. I want to know what the objective is. I don't like Kevin McCarthy. He's not my pal. I am completely indifferent to what happens to him. He is a tool in every sense of the word, but mostly to be used for an objective. What's the objective? Matt Gaetz. Why now? Why here? Why this? I know what the plan is. To the extent is it starts with vacating the chair. And step two, we're going to skip over that. And then step three is some better situation happens. I don't understand the plan. I understand that we've got a presidential primary going on. While we are talking about this, we are not talking about the lawfare against President Trump. We are not talking about the candidates and their policies. We are not talking about the Hunter Biden revelations that even The Washington Post can't ignore anymore. We're not talking about Jamal Bowman, who can't figure out the difference between a door and a fire alarm. I actually believe him there. I do think he is that dumb. Instead, we've got Matt Gaetz being followed by hundreds of regime media reporters who for the first time ever are thrilled to ask what Matt Gaetz, a hardcore conservative thinks only because they think it's going to cause chaos among the Republicans, which it is. And he appears to be eating this up. He appears to be loving this. He appears to have a personal beef against Kevin McCarthy. Not sure that his personal beef should have any play in here. Look, I'm all about winning. I don't understand how that wins. I haven't had a good explanation of how vacating the chair wins. Again, not a pal of Kevin McCarthy. It's not my favorite guy. I don't like him. I don't love him. But he's over Matt when Gaetz tosses him out with the help of the Democrats, who will never do anything that's good for the Republicans. So you could tell, you know, it's an important indicator. If the Democrats are united behind you in doing something, that's when you think, huh, maybe this isn't such a great idea. So I'm, you know, I'm concerned with winning legislative elections in Virginia, where we have to show people who have doubts about conservatives that we can govern. I'm concerned about winning in Kentucky, where we have a very important governor who's very likely to have to replace Mitch McConnell, whose health is failing. I want to, you know, is this going to help those things or hurt those things? What's the answer? I don't you take a giant leap to do something that hasn't been done in 113 years. You know, I'd like to know what the plan is. Am I crazy? No, no, there is no plan. And I understand the anger from the base. I'm going to read some emails here, though, Kurt. And I know and I get it because we have been betrayed on every major issue. So I get it. I feel the same way. I'm not even trying to do happy talk. I'm not trying to do. I'm just asking, guys, before you storm the Bastille, what's next? And there is this there's this amazing dialog that happened. I'm trying to remember what New York City liberal was, but it was the Black Panthers. I think I think I had you on once and we talked about this. So the Black Panthers came to some sort of white liberal cocktail soiree and all the white liberals were like fawning over them, the Black Panthers, best thing ever. And some brave soul, you know, listens to the speech and the Black Panthers say, we're going to burn it all down. We're going to do this. And somebody asked the question, they said, but but what next? And the Black Panther responds, he says, well, you can't know everything, man. It's like, OK, hold on a second. Like, let's climb up, like let's I get the anger. I understand it. But here's let me just read some of these emails here, because, again, I have received thousands of very nasty messages, not even because I'm saying we shouldn't be doing this. I'm saying that this has probably not been thought through, like just what the one, two, three, four is. Right. So I'll read one of these emails here. Right. Charlie, the time has come to burn it all down. They're all the same. It can't get any worse than what we have. What is your response to that, Kurt? That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And I think we need to sugarcoating it with our people. OK, I've been in the ruins of a civil war. It gets a lot worse. We have problems here, you know, and I find it interesting that guys like you and I, who no one is going to mistake for a squish unless they are actively stupid or think the listener is actively stupid, are saying, wait a minute, stop it. We need a plan. We need a direction. We need to figure out what the heck we're going to do. And it can't just be, well, let's just see what happens. Let's toss this guy out with no idea who follows. You know what's going to happen? A bunch of Republican squishes, the same one the base is infuriated at, are going to get together with a bunch of Democrats and they're going to put in a squish Republican speaker like they got down in Texas, the same kind of creep who was behind impeaching Ken Paxton. And then they're going to go, I can't believe it. You know, I keep thinking of that meme, the guy riding on his bike and he's saying, dang, these Republicans, they're screwing everything up. He sticks some between the tusks, folks in his wheel. He raps, he goes, oh, they're really annoying. Look what they did to me. The anger is understandable. And yes. And but so some I could read I could read, by the way, the audience is ninety nine percent in the direction of vacate storm, the best deal, take the head and all that. But let's let's just go through a fact, which is that the people that will be voting for motion to vacate, you know, they say they've been live to him betrayed and I'm going to take their word at it. Right. I'm not there. They are. I'm not going to. But they will they will vote with that. They will vote for every Democrat. So is it correct, Kurt, to say that this is a gift to the Democrat Party? Well, the Democrats sure think so. Democrats are excited about this. Every single Democrat wouldn't be voting for this thing if they didn't think it was good for the Democrats. That hold on, hold on. You know, that sounds obvious, but time out, time out. Say that again, because that that that that's not Barry the lead. OK, hold on. I want you to repeat what you just said. Say it again. Every single Democrat would not be voting for this if every single Democrat did not think this was good for the Democrats and bad for us. That sounds so obvious, but because the Democrats never vote against their own interest ever. No, no, they don't know about their political party interest, not the interest of their constituents, of their power. No, I look I think you're right. And I, you know, I'm. I understand people are frustrated. Grow up. We have a four seat majority of one house of the Congress. OK, there are a bunch of reasons why that's true. Many of them the fault of our own party and our own choices and actions. But that's where we are. You know, I can't believe why isn't he decreeing blah, blah, blah. Because, you know, maybe you should have paid more attention that that Schoolhouse Rock. I'm just a bill thing because it's it doesn't work like that. We have got to make incremental movements. We are not going to make this is this is not going to be a giant sweeping cavalry charge. This is going to be bayonet fighting inch by inch. And sometimes you're going to lose ground. Sometimes the bad guys score points. The goal is to move forward, but you never move forward by losing. I don't want to make any broad proclamations, but we will. It looks like we're not going to have the House next year. I'm just going to tell you right now it was this is not making it more likely for most of our audience doesn't care. And they're telling us and that's not what they will. But they will. Once they abolish the Electoral College, I'm going to get a lot of e -mails. Yeah. Well, I can't believe I'm doing this. Well, believe it. And you thought it was a great idea. No, I would rather not be in the I told you so mode. I know I get it out. I know when when Washington, D .C. becomes a state, I don't want to have to replay this segment. I don't. Yeah, exactly. Guys, think. 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A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
A highlight from Operation Atlantic Resolve
"Well then, welcome to the Dennis Prager Show. Bob France sitting in and yeah, you hear the music, you know where I'm coming to you from. Cleveland, Ohio, the home base, therelieffactor .com studios if you will. Our WHK radio, AM1420, the answer here in Cleveland, Ohio. An honor to be sitting in for Dennis once again. And of course today being Yom Kippur, which is why Dennis is off today. As he has of course been celebrating the holy days and starting back with Rosh Hashanah. The Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And it's a wonderful thing. It really is. I kind of have to familiarize myself not being Jewish myself. I have to familiarize myself with some of the days and some of the reasons and the explanations for the calendar. And Yom Kippur is one of the ones that to me is the most solemn. A Day of Atonement, a day of reflection and looking inside and asking for forgiveness for the shortcomings that perhaps we have and so forth. And so to Dennis and to everyone who is commemorating and or celebrating and or taking part in participating in the Yom Kippur day today. This very important Day of Atonement. God's blessings to you all. Seriously, really appreciate that. In the meantime, we've got work to do. We have a lot of very important things to talk about and I want you to be a part of the show. 8 Prager776, that's 877 -243 -7776. I want to know, is it acceptable for me to be concerned with the plight of others but being unwilling to do any more than I have already done? And yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about Ukraine. Yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about the 113 billion dollars we have already sent to Ukraine to help them ward off the invasion of the Soviet, well, the Russians. Who are trying to rebuild the Soviet empire, I suppose, if you think that they are going to not stop in Ukraine and then advance to other European nations and so forth. I don't think so. I don't think they have the ability to do that any longer. I don't think they are the fearsome foe they were when the Soviet bloc was, of course, raining havoc on Eastern Europe and raining havoc on the world. But I want to talk about the Ukrainian situation. Here's two reasons. Two reasons why. The first of which is the fact that in Canada, over the weekend in front of the Canadian Parliament, the Lord Mayor Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, who came to the United States for the second time, hat in hand, saying please drop all you can into the hat here so that we can go back and continue our war with Russia. They came looking for more money, asking for another 25 billion dollars. And again, I'll get to the point about how I feel about spending that money and how I feel about it going forward in a moment, but he came to the United States and then he went up to Canada. And he went up to Canada before the Canadian Parliament and he sat there and he asked for support and financial remunerations from the Canadians as well. And the Canadians, of course, listened happily. And, you know, we're all all for supporting this. But what they did after that is something that is quite simply incomprehensible to me. Canadian organizations Jewish are among those now slamming the Canadian Parliament for giving voice to and a standing ovation to a man who fought for the Nazis during World War II. All because he is Ukrainian. All because he's Ukrainian. Video and photos show the Canadian Parliament erupting into cheers on Friday after President Zelensky's visit to the capital of Ottawa, when Canadian lawmakers also honored Yaroslav Hunka, a 98 -year -old Ukrainian immigrant who fought for the 1st Ukrainian Division, according to the Toronto Star, the division also known as the Waffen -SS Galicia Division, which fought for the Nazis and its paramilitary arm. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement, the fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to... And by the way, this story that I'm starting with, this day, this first hour, this story is not because of today being the Jewish Day of Atonement. This is outrageous. This is when it happened is when it happened. Understand that. The fact that it is occurring, though that we're talking about this and it just happened during these holy days, is another point entirely. The fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking. At a time of rising anti -Semitism and Holocaust distortion, it's incredibly disturbing to see Canada's Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen -SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others, and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials. Some are calling for full -throated apologies from Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and from Ukrainian President Zelensky. This honor was given to a Ukrainian because everything now has to go Ukraine's way, because Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. We have to come up with untold, unlimited amounts of treasure and time for anything having to do with Ukraine. So they brought a Nazi military fighter, 98 -year -old Nazi fighter in World War II before the Canadian Parliament, and because he's Ukrainian, he got a standing ovation. That's how, beside ourselves, I think we've become with this, we have to do anything and everything we can to help Ukraine. So that's number one. The second reason, by the way, is we continue to try to make some sense out of the, you know, now that we have the actual official figures confirmed by the White House of $113 billion already spent in support of Ukraine. In addition to that, they say that our commitment to helping Ukraine has no end and there is no cost limit. They will do this no matter what the cost for however long it takes. The problem is, of course, there is no end game in sight. There's no end to the commitment that has been identified. When does it end? What standard would it be to say no matter how long it takes to finish the thought? Chuck Schumer? Joe Biden? Mitch McConnell? I don't care if you're Democrat or Republican. If you are giving an unended blank check, an unending blank check to Ukraine, what does that mean? What does that look like? You say for as long as it takes to... fill in the blank. What? Does every Russian in Ukraine have to retreat back across the border or is that not enough? Does every Russian have to leave Crimea, the peninsula that Russia took in 2014 when Obama was president? Or do they just have to stop bombing and stop the fighting? What exactly does it mean to say we're going to give this money until... or I'm sorry, no matter how long it takes to do what? Define the end game. There isn't one.
Rep. Chip Roy: How Are We Going to Fund the Government?
"To be on the floor this week and we don't have full agreement here's why because there's a block of conservatives in the in the house who are saying one we to need hold down our spending levels but two importantly we've got to use the power of the purse to force change out of the Biden administration we've got a border that's out of control we've got a DOJ that's out of control and weaponized against the president of the united states average american citizens and atf that's trying to turn out of gun owners we've got a department of defense that's woke it's more concerned about social engineering than the first mission to defend the country so we're trying to force change through the spending and process that's what's at stake right now and look some of us are just saying guys we're not going break we're going to hold the line and say that we've got to get changes out of the senate and the president and that's what's currently being debated as we speak what are the republicans in the senate they're useless utterly I mean look the house is having the debate that needs to be we don't always agree on it but we're having the debate that needs to be had the senate is being utterly useless other a than handful of champions they're obviously led by mike lee um who are trying to do the right thing are already pre -capitulating mitch mcconnell is trashing tommy tuppertill for daring to stare up stand up for life and holding up these nominations at d -o -d uh and he's already trying to preemptively surrender on the spending fight so the senate is not helping we're trying to hold the senate accountable and say guys we're gonna keep fighting in the house um and you know what mark you and i lived through 10 years ago when ted i was cruz's chief of staff to fight over Obamacare and i've had some of my
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A highlight from Episode 119 - Giveth - Building the future of giving by empowering a global decentralized altruistic community
"We can help people who need help with like very little to no red tape, you know, it's like, okay, if I want to help people here, it's like instantly they can go there and like people are encouraged to make grassroots causes without having all these hoops. So it's like kind of the permissionless way that we can like actually build stuff and support each other. Welcome to the Crypto Altruism Podcast, the podcast dedicated to elevating the stories of those using Web3 for good. I'm your host Drew Simon from CryptoAltruism .org. Now before we get started, a quick disclaimer, while we may discuss specific Web3 projects or cryptocurrencies on this podcast, please do not take any of this as investment advice and please make sure to do your own research on investment opportunities or any opportunity, including its legality. And now let's get on to the show. Welcome and thanks so much for joining. One of the most game changing aspects of Web3 is how it allows communities to organize around causes in new permissionless ways. No matter where you are in the world, you can join a DAO, for example, by purchasing some governance tokens or volunteering your time and then play an active role in the decision making and future of the DAO. One area where decentralized communities shine is public goods funding allocation or empowering the community to make decisions over which public goods projects or causes receive the most funding. And this is where we're going to be focusing our time for today's episode. So to dive into this, I'm excited to welcome Mitch, DAO steward at Giveth, a community driven movement to transform the way we fund nonprofits and social causes. We discuss how they're using Web3 tools to reimagine philanthropy and the donor experience, the role of DAOs and give us decentralized, altruistic community, optimizing public goods funding with conviction voting and quadratic funding and much more. So without further ado, please join me in welcoming Mitch to the Cryptoltrism podcast. OK, Mitch, it is such a pleasure to have you here on the Cryptoltrism podcast today. How are you doing today? I'm fantastic. Thanks for inviting me. Yeah. Pleasure to have you and really excited to chat about Giveth. Been following Giveth for quite, quite a while now. Very fascinated with the work that you're doing. I love the recent introduction of quadratic funding, so I'm really excited to dive into all that. But before we get there, I'd love to learn about your history or your kind of story of how you got into the wild world of Web3. So what would you say was your aha moment that got you excited about crypto and Web3 in the beginning? Well, I think I'm going to like roll a little bit further back than that, Drew, actually. So it's a really interesting story, how I met Griff, who's one of the founders of Giveth. I was working, I was doing a project called Decentralized Dance Party, which was like with my buddy Gary. And we were doing these crazy wild dance parties on the street. And anyway, so that's how I got into like decentralization was like this weird dance party angle. at And then the same time, I was also going to Burning Man and so was my buddy Gary and all this. And then Gary puts me in touch with this guy. He needs a chef for his Burning Man camp. And my career before doing any of this was I was a chef, so I was cooking food. So I get in touch with this guy and he's like, oh, by the way, our camp's like all about decentralization and cryptocurrency and this guy turns out it's Griff. You know, so Griff invites me, I start cooking at his camp and introduces me to crypto and the Ethereum ecosystem. And that was really my entry point was like talking to people, especially a lot of people that were involved in the in the white hat rescue of the Dow attack, all of them not understanding who the hell they are or like the context was like, oh, OK, this sounds like important stuff. All right. And so then I started holding on to crypto. I really, really liked it at first to get to like the aha moment for me was that the practical sense of being able to like send and receive funds without needing like a crazy intermediary or using like a bazillion different platforms and exchange rates and transfer times, it was like simple, at least to me, to like sending and receiving. And then when we saw DeFi come into the picture, it was like, well, OK, I can do way more things now than I could with my traditional bank. And I don't really need to like do all these absurd forms and all that stuff. And then what really, really like clicked it together was like, OK, then like, how do we take all that DeFi? And then I start applying it to like for good ideas, you know, like like, you know, using liquid interest staking to donate to matching pools or directly to public causes, things like like glow dollar or GTC or any of that stuff. And so for me recently, that's been a big aha moment of like how we can use crypto for good and for altruism. That's awesome. I love that story. That's so cool how you got introduced to to Griff and then got in the world of Web three. That's that's awesome and really cool. And so that led you obviously to give if love that. That's, you know, give it like I said, I've been a big fan of your work for quite some time for those that maybe aren't as familiar that are listening in today. Do you mind giving a high level overview of your mission? Yeah, sure. So, I mean, the easiest thing to say about give it is that it empowers projects and donors with evolutionary fundraising opportunities. So we use the power of cryptocurrency to just facilitate easy peer to peer donations. So simplest the thing to say about give it is that it's a peer to peer fundraising platform and cryptocurrency. Yeah, yeah. Great. And we're going to dove in exactly kind of what that means and the different tools and everything that you're utilizing and different ways you're making it more engaging for donors. And, you know, on your website, there's a question that's posed and it says, what if donating were mutually beneficial and nonprofits could evolve their fundraising to maximize impact? So I've been working in the nonprofit sector for quite some time now. And one of the current challenges with philanthropy is that just that lack of donor engagement. Right. It's so disempowering. It feels transactional. Like you make your donation and then maybe like a few months down the road, you get a thank you letter and like, hey, donate again or here's a little, you know, piece of swag or something like that. But that's kind of the extent of the relationship. Whereas I think that, you know, Web3 and solutions like Giveth can really create new opportunities to create a more engaging donor process. So talk to me about this and how Giveth is doing this. So really, the nice thing that I like about Giveth and because it has like this sort of like international permissionless network that it's running under, which is Ethereum, it means that like we can have a wider variety of smaller organizations on the platform. And the nice thing is that when you work with these smaller organizations, it's easier to have a close or like an intimate relationship with them. You know, they're small teams. They don't have a huge donor base. They don't have this crazy administrative corporation they have to run. So it's easier to make real connections with them. You know, we use what I think the crypto community is a little bit more humble as well. So like, it's easier to have online events and get the actual founders of the organizations to talk to their donors and like having all these fun events using platforms like Discord where people can have real connections. You know, the donors can meet the makers. The makers can talk to the people that are supporting their causes. And just the platform itself, like using Giveth, it's really, really easy. And in some cases, it's mandatory that these projects provide updates to their donors. And so just making a flow that's easy on the platform, but also acknowledging the culture in crypto and smaller organizations that it's easier to create real bonds with people. Yeah, totally. Definitely. And I think, you know, I couldn't agree more. And that's something I noticed as soon as I kind of got into Web3, was just that like kind of collaborative and like community collective approach where, yeah, you could just DM a founder and hop in a chat or hop in a Twitter space and ask a question. And I think it's really empowering. And, you know, I think another way that, you know, Giveth empowers donors is through rewarding them for donating to verified projects. Right. Because I think that, you know, in the past, the reward that donors got was maybe that little piece of swag and a thank you letter. Right. And I know that donations isn't always about getting rewards to write. You know, people donate for altruistic reasons, but, you know, it can be an important way to recognize donors and to build that relationship. So talk to me more about the rewards process within Giveth for donors. Yeah, so, I mean, if we go and maybe look at the problem or like the current situation, I mean, if you're in Canada, you know that if you if you're Canadian and you donate to registered charity, you get a tax receipt. Right. And in the US, it's something similar. And so you have this kind of rewards, which honestly is like a very big incentive for a lot of people to donate. So how do we recreate that in like a Web3 international world, you know, where there's no borders, there's no, you know, registered state government authority that's, you know, whatever. So we tried to recreate that system and that is through something called Givebacks. And so that is just as you mentioned, that is when you donate to a verified project on Giveth, you can get up to 80 % of the dollar back of your donation back in Give tokens. And so the Give tokens can be used for a variety of different things. The Givebacks usually work in two week rounds. So every two weeks, we take the calculation of all the donations. We find out how much matching we need to give to each, depending on which project you donated to. And then you just get distributed in this ERC20 token on a Gnosis chain. And starting this week, we'll be distributing on Optimism as well. Cool. That's great. That's amazing. And yeah, so you get these Give tokens, which is great, you know, up to 80 % of the donation worth of the Give tokens. So what do those Give tokens unlock for the holders? So there's the basic stuff that you'd expect from, you know, you have the governance thing. So we have a few different governance platforms, which I think we'll probably get into a little bit later. And then the other thing that's important is that it will allow you to use the community curation mechanism, which is called Give Power, which I think you had on there. We're going to chat about that as well, right? Well, you can dive right in here right now, if you'd like, for the Give Power, because I think it's absolutely fascinating. Perfect. Perfect. So like, as you mentioned, like the entry point for getting these Give tokens is you donate, so you donate, you get the Give backs. And then probably the best use case is going to be this community curation mechanism. So it's this idea that once you have these Give tokens, then you can essentially stake them behind a project. So if anybody's familiar with like how Curve works, basically like you, you get the Curve token, then you stake it behind a pool, and then the pool in turn yields more rewards to the people that are like providing liquidity. Right. So kind of abstracting that kind of idea. So it's like using Give to incentivize the rewards of certain projects where projects might represent a pool on Curve. So, you know, when I said you could get up to 80 percent back in Give backs, so that's actually a variable rate. It ranges between 50 percent to 80 percent. So the more Give that you have staked on your project, the more Give power that it has and the higher ranking it has on the platform. And in turn, it yields more rewards to the people that subsequently donate to that project. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You as a Give holder then can be actually like a curator. Yeah, I like that. And that's important, too, because that's just another level of engagement, right? With the platform, with the giving experiences that it, you know, not only are you able to donate to a cause you care about, you're then also able to uplift it in a different way, too, so that hopefully we'll get more donations. Right. Which is great. So I love that. And something you've mentioned a couple of times that we've talked about is verified projects. Tell me about that and the verification process and how that all works. Yeah, so because we're not operating under like the guise of like a state government, we still need to have some sort of like human process that says, OK, we've looked at your content, you're legit. If you claim to be a nonprofit registered in some country, can you prove it? You know, either with impact reports, something from your state government that says, you know, you're this or that. And if you're not a registered nonprofit, that's no problem. You know, that's kind of the thing is like we don't explicitly require, but we need you to provide some information that like, OK, do you have some skin in the game? Do you have reputation at stake? Are you real? What impact have you generated? And so it's like kind of this like extra questionnaire just to like allow a human to see that you're actually doing impact and that you are a public good or have some sort of altruistic cause. And then it gets this verified badge without the verified badge. There's no givebacks to your donors. So it really is like the the highest, most desirable status for projects. And that's how we incentivize high quality projects to like enlist and become verified on the platform. Yeah, yeah. And what I love about what you just said there, too, is that you don't have to be a charity. Right. So many of these platforms that are out there forgiving, that is the requirement. Right. Is that you have to be registered charity. But I think that there's so many positive like movements of change that aren't charitable. They just don't have that label that aren't aren't a charitable organization. Right. It could be a grassroots movement, an informal kind of like activist network. Right. Like there's so many or just a change maker who's doing awesome work in the community. Right. And I think that that's the power of what you're doing, is that like a lot of these groups have traditionally been excluded from from the giving process. Right. So it gives them an opportunity to to participate in ways that they haven't before. So, yeah. Good to see you. I love that. A spicy take just to add on to that is like we we also try to help out organizations that sometimes like aren't don't have functional state governments. You know, just flat out or maybe they're operating somewhere where like certain state governments say that, like explicitly, you can't they're like they're like no go zone. So I mean, example was like when we had the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Well, Syria is like a sanctioned country, according to somebody state government. So a lot of people don't simply can't help them. So it's like these people in Syria, they're like they're still suffering. And so it's like, you know, there's like a verifiable these people are doing something good, but like the Syrian state government's not going to do anything. The U .S. state government is clearly has its own position, but they're doing something good. So, I mean, you know, we should be able to find a means to help them and still be able to have those rewards for people who choose to support them. Yeah, yeah, definitely. Yeah, that's a great point there. And I'm glad you mentioned that. So thank you so much for sharing that. And I want to shift a little bit now because I know that you recently integrated a quadratic funding into your platform, which is so cool, super fascinated. So we have on this podcast in the past had a couple of folks speak about quadratic funding. But maybe if you don't mind giving a quick kind of like 30 second, explain it like I'm five of what quadratic funding is and what has been kind of the impact of introducing that to your platform. So if you're unfamiliar with what quadratic funding is, it is this interesting spin on providing matching funding. So, you know, how corporations or whatever might provide like a dollar to dollar match quadratic funding changes it. So it changes the algorithm. So like instead of getting like a straight dollar to dollar match, it applies a basically like a squaring or a square root function to it where it incentivizes more unique donors versus just like the highest value donations. So it's like instead of a few donors with a lot of money taking all of the matching funds to a certain cause, it's about who has the largest community of individual donors supporting a community or a cause. So it kind of flips that on its head and really just like supports people who have like more organic support rather than just a few whales in the background. Yeah, yeah, I love that. Right. It's prioritizing or uplifting the favorite projects of the community, not just the ones that have the most financial backing, which I think is so important because then that really empowers smaller donors. Right. I know that, like, you know, if you're a smaller donor that can only afford to donate 10 bucks or something like that, you know, it can be disempowering to then see someone come in who's a millionaire and drop 100 grand on something and steal up all those matching funds. Right. So I think that it really empowers those smaller donors and makes them feel like their their donation has more of an impact because it does, which is which is amazing. So how. Yeah. And how what has been the impact of that on the platform implementing quadratic funding? What have you seen as like the community response, the uptake? It's been really, really good, actually. So we did like an alpha round. So it's kind of like it was like a test round just to see if everything's cool in the background and like the system makes sense. So we had small it was like a 10 grand matching pool and about 46 projects. We and then we just took like we took a lot of ideas from like Gitcoin back when it was like, you know, a year and a half, two years ago. We really, really like that that user experience. It wasn't too technical. It could be, you know, multi chain. And it seemed really great. Like we had we had a good support. We had, you know, an additional almost like 12K worth of donations without really promoting it very much. You know, that was the response. And so that was cool. Working with a third party to do like Sybil analysis. We got like an organization called Trust to Labs and like seeing all of the work they do in the background was like actually really, really interesting as well. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. That's cool. And so you mentioned Sybil there. And I think that that's such an important piece of the puzzle, right? Because somebody listening might be like, wait, couldn't somebody just set up a bunch of bots and send a bunch of one dollar donations to your project to kind of, you know, mess with the algorithm. So how does how does how do you prevent that? So basically, the beauty of blockchain is that it's all it all has a history to it, right? You can see where the money came from and who sent what where at what time. So Sybil analysis, from what I saw from the the report that they gave us, basically, they can find clusters of donations. So like like accounts or users or people who are donating along the same patterns and then find like a likelihood that like that cluster of individuals might actually be the same person based on where where the money all came from as like a source point. And also finding instances where there might just be straight up like fraud, like basically project has money, donates to donor, donor, donates back to the project. And so finding those recirculation issues as well on top of the Sybil. So proving that like this account was actually unique and a real human that was doing it. Yeah. And I think that's so important, right? Because it just restores trust, I think, to the process to have that, which I think trust is something that's been on a decline in philanthropy. Right. So having that ability to say that, no, these are unique individuals that are supporting this project, I think is is so valuable. So that's awesome. And, you know, another aspect of give that we alluded to earlier that I'd love to learn about is that and I think that is such a cool feature of Web3 and philanthropy is this idea that, you know, donors can then be a part of like the governance of the platform itself. Right. So talk to me about that. Tell me about the governance of giveth and this giveth decentralized altruistic community, I understand is kind of the name of it. So talk to me more about that. Yeah, sure. So the governance of giveth works in a few different ways. So, you know, you get these give tokens and they do all these governance things. So the primary one is that we have a community funding DAO. Basically, people can there's like tens of millions of give in this thing here, and it's all supposed to be earmarked for community initiatives. So people who would like to build something for giveth can make a proposal. They go through the hoops, which there's not very many and give it, to be honest. And then they can use give to request funding from this this this community down, essentially. We use some cool things. We use like conviction voting, which I don't think you ever heard of before. Yeah, no, please tell me more about that. Yeah. Yeah, so conviction voting is something I think that one hive was working on a long time ago. Anyway, it is the idea that like the longer that you put your tokens or that you signal your favor for a proposal, the more conviction that you have towards it. So it's a function, basically, that says, you know, the longer the amount of tokens that you stake by the longer that you stake, that means the more power that you have in support of it. So it's kind of like this this curve that goes up like that. And so conviction voting, basically, it it calculates how many people are staking the tokens behind it, how long each person staked that, how much funding they're requesting. And then it sets like a threshold saying, OK, you guys need to have this much conviction. And then the proposal passes. So it's like you put your tokens in there. It goes it builds up power. Once it passes the threshold, then it can be executed. And then the funding is released to the to the community or the project owner that's that's building the thing. That's so cool. So that's community funding. We also have snapshots. So like when we're making non -financial decisions, we rely on snapshot to get signaling from people. For example, like we started a process of budgeting our working groups based on this. So like we have like, what do you want us to build? You know, we have we could go big and like do all these things. We could kind of like stay at this level or we could even like reduce the scope of what we're doing in this particular area. And then the give token holders essentially decide. They're like, well, you know, I don't really like that you're spending your time on this and they can vote to reduce the budget and the scope and so on and so forth. And the last one I want to mention, which is important for give token holders, which is kind of cool, actually, is we have this thing called token log, which is a token weighted backlog. So it's more of like for development, product development. And so we have all these ideas in there of things that we could build for giveth. And then basically you can vote with your tokens and see like what features you'd actually like to see built in what order. So it's just basically like a like a ranking, you know, and it's like cool. But it's like we want quadratic funding. OK, we want to add project discussions into like the page so people can talk to the things we want, you know, whatever have you. But we maintain a list like that and people can vote on it with their tokens. That is so cool. I love that. I mean, each of those things that you just mentioned, there is just like a really cool new way to engage givers in a different way. Right. And to me, that's something that's really inspiring as a donor to say, like, I get to join this really cool community and and shape the future of this platform. Right. That's amazing. So kudos to you for doing that. I just love the like community focus of everything that you're doing, the decentralization and really giving the power to the givers and the donors to make those decisions. So that's awesome. And, you know, I saw on your website that over a million and donations have been made, which is incredible. So kudos to you on that. That's a huge win. I was wondering if you have money on, I think. Oh, really? Almost two million. OK, wow. Look at that. One point nine. One point nine. Wow. That's amazing. So impact incredible that you've had so far. Do you have any like success stories or anything that you'd like to share from from the experience so far with Givith? Well, there's a really interesting project. I was trying to find it right before this. It was a couple of years ago, but you're going to like this because it's Canadian. There was a guy named David from Chilliwack, and he had this this it was like a small project and he wanted to go with his daughter and prepare food packets and give them out to homeless people in Chilliwack. And so he like made the civil project and he ended up getting like. 130K like dollars worth of ETH donated to his project. I have no idea. I was like, boom, here you go. And so his little like like father daughter project just like is like, OK, what? Yeah. So I think it was like this, like out of nowhere, just like massive amount of funding. And I think he ended up like doing some of the work. But then since like like what do you do with that much money at that point? I think he did donate it to a local org in the end who could probably like scale up the impact with that. There was another really great one, which was the one I mentioned, which was the Turkey and Syria earthquake relief. That was really cool. It was like we got we got Gnosis. We got Grace aid. We got Bankless. We got them all to like activate. I think one inch was in there as well. We just found these people like grassroots organizations and we were able to raise like over 100K in funding and like, you know, two or three weeks and get it to the to the people there. So those are like some really, really cool success stories of just like we have the platform, the crypto community activates and like we just, you know, make it happen. Yeah, that's amazing. Well, kudos to you. You should be very proud. You and your team should be very proud of the impact you've had so far and the incredible platform you're building. I'm just blown away with all the different mechanisms you're putting in place to empower donors and to really, you know, put power in the hands of the community. So that's incredible. And obviously we weren't able to cover everything in this short conversation today. And, you know, I'm sure folks listening in are going to want to, you know, engage with the community and make a donation, forgive us. So what's the best way for them to learn more and to join the community of givers? Well, I mean, the best place is go to our website.
Monitor Show 05:00 09-02-2023 05:00
"Where are we? We're depending on the market. We're generally about compared to say second quarter 19 compared to second quarter of this year. We're down about, you know, in the 20 to 30 % range from normal. Here's the full conversation on the latest edition of the Masters in Business podcast. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Plus listen anytime on the Bloomberg Business App and bloomberg .com broadcasting 24 hours a day at bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Police are on the lookout for a dangerous convict who escaped from prison. A manhunt is underway for a killer on the loose in Pennsylvania. Authorities say 34 year old Danilo Cavalcante escaped from Chester County Prison Thursday morning, just 15 days after he was sentenced to life behind bars. They are not releasing any information as to how he escaped. Cavalcante was convicted of stabbing his ex girlfriend 38 times and is considered extremely dangerous. Authorities believe he may be heading to Mexico and are offering a $10 ,000 reward for information leading to his capture. Ron DeSantis says he doesn't plan on meeting with President Biden when he comes to survey hurricane damage in Florida. On Friday, Biden announced he will travel to Florida over the weekend to meet with Governor DeSantis and see the destruction caused by Adalia. However, just a few hours later, the governor's office said DeSantis doesn't have any plans to meet with Biden during his visit. DeSantis is currently seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and is said to have been in regular contact with Biden to coordinate the response to the storm. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear was asked about replacing Senator Mitch McConnell if.
Should There Be Age Limits for Elected Officials?
"I mean, after just look at Joe Biden. Mitch McConnell and Dianne Feinstein. They don't exactly seem fit to, I don't know, be representing themselves, let alone us. In fact, Dianne Feinstein doesn't actually legally represent herself anymore. And yet she still represents California and the United States Senate. That is kind of fun. But then let me introduce Jon Fetterman into this conversation. Now. Whom among that group appears to be the most capable of the bunch? And I know, I mean, it's a really depressing exercise, isn't it? Like if you're going to try to take a look at Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Jon Fetterman, and you go, wow, let's rank them in terms of competency, not not most enjoyable exercise. This is obviously not our country's finest hour. This is like a real conversation. And that one of those four is leading the country. Which part of the larger point I'm about to get to. But here's my first point. Dianne Feinstein is 90. Mitch McConnell is 81. Joe Biden is 80. Jon Fetterman is 54. Now, Now, all four of these people are just like the others. OK. They all have awful an uncommon that goes far beyond politics. Now, the me to you, I mean, this is my opinion. Yours can differ. I'm not not picking. Not going to pick at your ordering here, but if I'm the one who is is ranking my it competency precedes of these three. And there is no joy in this exercise, but I got Mystery Mitch at
Sinclair, AP Polls: Biden Is Not Fit to Serve Another Term
"I need to find something else that would be supporting evidence to it. See how much of an outlier that poll is. Well, there's been no other recent poll nationally. done That was exactly the language that was used in the one I just mentioned, but the one that got closed and also came down within the past week was from the Associated Press. The Associated Press asked the question differently. They asked if he is too old to serve another term. OK, so that's the way they frame questions. the Is he too old to serve another term? And 77 percent in the U .S. said yes. So basically, I mean, we're splitting here. Seventy seven. Eighty six percent. Bottom line is the overwhelming majority of Americans. And regardless of how you phrase the question, thank you. Business serving. And while that says something about President Biden in our perception of him, oh, boy, it says just as much about us or more specifically and correctly stated in the context of Joe, not Mitch. That's a whole other issue. But Joe. Democrats. Here was the next piece of this that just kind of blew my mind. I mean, not really, but it's just like in the grand scheme of. Come on, man. It's one of those. So in this Associated Press poll in which 77 percent of people said that Joe Biden is too old to serve a second term. That included 70 percent of Democrats, 70 Democrats percent of said, yeah, you know what? Too old to serve another term. But in the next breath and the
Monitor Show 14:00 09-01-2023 14:00
"It's going in the category with the gas stoves and all the rest. Absolutely not. Yes, it is. Yeah. Gas stoves, shower heads, toilets, dishwashers. Thank you for humoring me, Jeannie Shanzeno and Lisa Kamuso Miller. I guess we're playing this out, everybody. Grab a beer. We've got more to go here. In fact, we're going to look ahead to the return of Congress coming up next week. Yes, you too. You better rest up this weekend. I'm Joe Matthew. Hour two of Sound On starts right now. From four years that Biden has been there, people are going to say I was doing better then than I am now. Bloomberg Sound On. Politics, policy and perspective from D .C.'s top name. So you got to work to get people back to work, but not only that, but to higher paying jobs. The Russian threat is being degraded and unfortunately is being degraded at the cost of Ukrainian lives, blood, treasure. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg Radio. It's the last stop before Congress returns to D .C. Welcome to hour two of Sound On with jobs data now under the bridge today in the last blast of summer ahead this weekend. We look forward to next week when senators begin trickling back into the Capitol in a busy agenda that includes funding the government, keeping it from shutting down all amid questions over the health of Republican leader Mitch McConnell. We're going to get into it with Bloomberg congressional reporter Stephen Dennis. He's got his agenda ready with insights as well from Lester Munson at BGR Government Affairs. He was chief of staff for Senator Mark Kirk. When he.
A highlight from Patriots Questionable Cuts & Division Predtictions
"Sick of paying $100 for groceries and getting nothing but eggs, orange juice and a paper bag? Then download the Drop app. Drop lets you earn points with your everyday shopping and redeem them for gift cards. Want a free dinner with those groceries? Drop it. How about daily lattes? Drop it. So download Drop today and get $5 just for signing up. Use invite code GETDROP777. Hey, this is Paris. I downloaded all my favorite things into my new Roblox experience. It's called Slivingland. It's got everything I love. Discovering. Shopping. Collecting. Partying with my friends. Slave. Live. Slive. And now celebrating her new podcast series, The History of the World's Greatest Nightclubs on iHeartRadio. Come slive it up and jump through the portal to iHeartland for a quest to unlock a limited edition UGC item. It's going to be epic. Now you're slipping. Slivingland on Roblox. Loves it. Welcome another into episode of the Monday Morning Quarterback Podcast. I am Matt Verderen. He is Gilberto Manzano. We will be here throughout the entirety of the season, well through the Super Bowl. We are The Midweek Show. We did it last week and we wanted to take a quick step back here before we go forward and kind of introduce ourselves since people who have listened to the SIE Podcast before are probably extremely familiar with Albert Breer and Conor Orr, along with many others. Mitch Goldich, our editor. And we just wanted to kind of give you guys a little bit of a background on us. You probably were like, who are these guys? What's going on? Hopefully you've read our stuff and you're familiar. But in any event, Gil, I'll see the floor to you, man, if you want to just kind of give yourself a little quick intro to the audience. We probably should have done a week ago, but better late than never. Yeah, I feel like maybe last week we were unsure about the pilot episode. Maybe we won't get picked up for week two or whatever it is right now. Week zero, right? Apparently in football. But yeah, we're going to keep doing this and maybe we need a better name, Matt. But Midweek Show, I'm OK with that right now. But to introduce myself, I am Gilberto Manzano. Gilberto or Gilbert or Gil is fine too. And Matt, I know it's your last time people always ask, how do you pronounce it? I think I got that one right. So it's always good to ask. And for me, I just started in February with SI. I was covering the Rams last year. I was covering the Chargers four years before that. And I was covering the Raiders a couple of seasons before that. So I've been all over the West Coast covering the teams there. Before that, I even worked at NFL .com. I was somewhat of already a co -worker of Albert Breer and Connor Orr at NFL .com. I don't think Albert Breer even knew who I was back then. But he was doing TV. I used to see him all the time on TV. And then with Connor Orr, I used to be kind of his editor. It was a little weird because I was 22 or 23 at the time. But he will follow the stories and I will read it. And I knew him from from back then. That's awesome. That's awesome.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-01-2023 23:00
"Investment advisors switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Reversal of fortune after Obama when it seemed like maybe racial tensions in this country were diminishing and that proves to be an illusion. Thanks for being on the show, Jack. That's Professor Gabriel Chin of the UC Davis Law School. This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Edalia is pulling away from North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says the system is expected to affect Bermuda this weekend. It has maximum sustained winds of roughly 65 miles per hour. Now a post -tropical cyclone, Edalia, made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday morning. Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood -Randall says President Biden will go to Florida this weekend. He will fly to Florida on Saturday to visit the areas most impacted by the hurricane. Two people are dead after a shooting at a mall in Texas. It happened Thursday at the Arboretum Shopping Center where they were pronounced dead on the scene. One person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries while two others were evaluated for minor injuries. Police confirm the shooter in the incident is also dead. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear was asked today about possibly replacing Senator Mitch McConnell if necessary. With the health of Senator Mitch McConnell in question again after he froze at the podium for a second time in a month on Wednesday, Governor Beshear, Andy during his weekly Team Kentucky update, was asked about the possibility of who he would name as a replacement and if he would adhere to Senate Bill 2.
"c. mitch" Discussed on The BBQ Central Show
"Old packers full racks legs and size inspecting butts. You've never heard this before you might think you found the best triple x. Show ever let's get back to the most homo erotic host out there today. Greg in portion being brought to you by vortex watch company a small batch custom watch manufacturing vintage restoration company located in northern colorado. They take antique. American pocket watches just like this one tournament into wristwatches just like this one their mission to preserve and enhance the legacy of manufacturing excellence in america in order to do that they combined traditional and cutting edge technology to create unique quality functional time pieces with exceptional value and the coolest part. Is that each watch. The techniques is unique and one of a kind boarded founded on the bottle. That america wasn't assembled it was built. Checkout vortex watches dot com for more information. and wow. we're up and ready. Let's do this now. We give stuff people give us stuff on the show to give away no money for you. That's why free says he mail out. Its way when i tell you too. That's why we give a pool. Everybody's ready to get their hands on the latest barbecue book to hit the market. Today as mitch said it was born today. Barbecue revolution innovative barbecue recipes from all star. Pit master meet mitch. Barbecue and charbonnet smoked meat an amusement. They have such recipes as this smoked. Try tip steak and various other recipes would like copy. Send me an email and in the subject. Line put meet mitch meet bitch in the subject. Line greg. At the bbq central show dot com. Get your hands on a free copy of the new book by mitch. Benjamin my last guest the barbecue revolution innovative barbecue recipes from an all star. Pit master early available for sale on his website. So we're on amazon. But you get a free one right now meet mitch in the subject line and we wish you good luck with that rick. Stoltze won the black smoke book. We'll get that out to him At some point to somebody. One last week wally. I think wally i have not tangible. You are not am sorry. I have not sign out your book from last week. But maybe tomorrow. There's a very good chance i get other. Gotta go to micro center to get a new ten terabyte our drive so i can have space on here and my gonna get into that on why we're going to do that. But what can i tell you all right. Let's go ahead and wrap it up all the way back in the first hour. Who did we have malcolm breed. Of course yes then. We had first timers shell barbecue hall of famer joe davidson oklahoma. Joep second hour. Fan cooking guy. And then closing out the show or as we say coming out of the bullpen. Mitch benjamin from beat mitch. And we just gave away a copy of his book and we do have a winner as we're getting ready to roll out. Somebody named houdini the pootie i know. He's from pittsburgh and he is an accomplished barbecue cook in his own right. Who do you win. So send me a subsequent email and in the subject. Line put meet mitch winner meet mitch winner and i will make sure to send that book out to you rick. You'll get a book and wally. You will get a book as well. Even though i'm not trust me. It'll t thanks to mitch and adrienne for giving me. Copies of book are more books coming in if you can believe it or not. We'll be giving away as gifts and free listening prizes. There is an ad free podcast and feed. If you want over at the patriots page or you can subscribe directly through apple podcasts. If you wanna do that big show plan for you next week. Meathead in our number one. Jim clements in our number two barbecue source amongst others. September eleven two thousand september eleventh. Two thousand and one. I will never forget until next tuesday at nine pm. Eastern is does your program host and crowd. Us american greg. Good night now. Jeff richards comes. You're listening to barbecue central..
"c. mitch" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"We have to kind of compare it with stuff. That's going on like in that same article. I'll pull it up again. You're asked for who or some your greatest. Inspirations and you mentioned satanist michael queen. Oh i mean mitch. This guy is one of the worst of the worst you know pedophile z- This whole if you say if you say it's not true. Okay i did. It's not my saying it. That's grotesquely and accurate. He died recently He had no involvement with pedophilia whatsoever. Surprise you say that. Well the reason. I say because it's as it's reported in the sand san jose mercury news in you know you'd have reported and it's vintage because he was caught up in the satanic panic in the late eighties early nineties and most of the stuff that came out of the sea. Tadic panic is utter complete fantasy and terrible calumny on the people who were accused i would. I would include him that i don't know him personally. Never did but I speak as literary figure. I would advise reading his works and i think he was. A dynamic thinker book. I can pull up and pull up on the screen but they have it up on the other. Okay so here it is now have it on the screen child abuse at the exactly the vintage expected. Yeah i mean this is part of the whole satanic panic thing the most the vast vast number of these charges and i will read this article. If you send it to me have been not only disproved. Held up to be just a kind of mass hysteria. I don't know this article. But i know the vintage well. We can talk about that for minute. Are you familiar with. I mean here's the little girl at the mall. Mrs reagan report in san jose mercury news. That sees a casino and says runs over to dad and holter lenses. That's the horrible man. That did all these things. And you know with regard to the satanic panic thing i. I'd be very careful. This articles from one thousand nine hundred eighty eight you know. And and the the the the entire story of the satanic panic was not dissimilar to stories of other. Miss mysterious such as The salem witch trials where there were also similar things. Are you familiar with the book. The witch hunt narrative by brown university. Professor doctor ross. Cheat it kinda completely smashes the idea of this kind of wacky satanic panic and he does it just with evidence. Like the evidence in the presidio. Thing that michael aquino was directly connected with directly. I mean he was brought. Charges were brought. They just never completed the prosecution of which happens so often in these cases but there was evidence of sexual molestation of these three ruled kids. They had sexually transmitted diseases than their parents. Didn't have any of those diseases. So that may that may be. But i would be very careful about lane at at his doorstep people suffer and and crimes committed. And i want this crimes prosecuted. I want people to be heard and things to be brought to justice of but the overarching theme of the satanic panic in many many many dozens of cases which has been the subject of recent articles including in the new york times Which which which you know we could put up on the screen. It was a trail of paranoia calumny and false charges in general and so i'd be very careful. I'm not denying the presence of suffering injustice that needs to be delivered..
"c. mitch" Discussed on LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast
"Really bad for basketball. He's crucial for the growth of a star here and the way eastwards moves is only giving people five years just meant their brand name. Then the retired we see really high profile retirements in uci in legal legends in in call of duty people who just have fallen off a cliff that normally athletes when they're like thirty four years old he's players are falling off at twenty four at stats. I'm not sure what changes. I'm not sure if you just say young person's game or what but Yeah that's one big issue because if we're going to build people into generational stars that we hope they can be which is really how sports exists in. Why sports is so profitable why people watch all the time. They have to play for more than five years and not sure how that necessarily is fixed. I think there could be some health things that go into that. I think some more work life balance but in general. I think it's a game that requires really really high response types ethics that that fall off a little bit quicker than than an athlete an athlete might because there's less reliance on your on your body or how you're like Health and and things like that. So that's that's one thing that the players and the on the league structure organization front developers need to give more to teams teams are what most of the investment is coming in through and developers aren't really making it a business. That makes a lotta sense. Which is why you see these teams transitioning to content houses there signing streamers other produc- qods at their working with brands. That's their primary focus. More so than maybe i should say more so but we're seeing a big shift into what they're focusing on versus just creating really competitive teams of winning leagues because they're not seeing the monetary results of those leaks and that's being born out in the call of duty and overwatch leagues where sports owners paid a combined fifty to sixty million dollars to enter these leagues. And they're not seeing the are. There are a y whatsoever. And so that's kind of the big thing that has to change because right now it's a one developers. Just hold all the keys. And they're not spreading the wealth in a way that makes an ecosystem. Make sense for everybody. And i think you touch on something so important and we talked about this earlier way way back when but as far as with e sports and really being able to almost like we need to know the we need these characters. Like you're saying lebron james without she's me. Excuse me without lebron james if he had ducked out..
"c. mitch" Discussed on LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast
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"c. mitch" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Re because like like today right. this live. show you've done it too. Well it don't let it just sit on the shelf. do lonzo does in a war pulse to. I'm you know mcbrayer asked gore. Pulse loved that platform. Also they allow you to jim. I want you to tell everybody lately does but before you do let me share something about a gore pulse. Absolutely so i'm sitting at his court. You guys were halfway through a two week trial. It's like a wednesday morning morning break while you're out ten thirty in the morning. The jury's dismissed were sitting at counsel table in the other turning leans over the phone he goes. How did you just tweet this out. Because i'm sitting at trial for a week and a half and my phone. I'm following you on twitter and you're tweeting like four or five times a day. I'm sitting next to you and trial. How're you doing that right. And so i explained to him. How on sunday nights during sunday night football which is when we're trying these cases i'll sit down and just schedule a lot of content in gore pulse or have my team members do a former so that it goes out during the week lately allows you to do the same thing but allows you to do a couple of other things using a are. Yeah and that's where. Yeah we take our videos we upload and then it finds those nuggets right and and i love how they say they get you third base and then your voice takes it home and so it. Same thing right. You're able to schedule through lately. You can even take that stuff. Put it in the gore pulse which Which i use as well and you know because this stuff is is stuff you've got to remind some of it. We'd like to use the term evergreen. That what you say is good at anytime. Sometimes maybe even more so. And i think mitch to you know something that i don't think any of us may be anticipated was interesting. What you're saying about where now maybe like more to say professionals. In general i guess i. I need a personal brand. Is we accidentally were prepared for what happened the last nine months because we had been doing this before it happened like live streaming. Wasn't something new to us. We weren't like oh my gosh how do i go live. And and i don't think it's too late for people to get started. In fact i'd say they should get started and and you know i wanted. I wanted to Mitch we talked about this before the show. Let's talk a little bit more about clubhouse because you said you had a seven seven things you wanted to talk about regarding regarding that. I think that's some good stuff to share for people that maybe aren't aware of what clubhouse can do for them will absolutely jim. So last night. I was in a clubhouse room. It's think of it as being on stage. You know in this audio room. And i shared seven things that we're doing to move forward and twenty twenty one. Some of these ideas have come from watching. What our clients are doing or our using technology. Just jim mentioned such as live video. How we've used it. The last eight or nine ten years and how when kobe hit it was just a couple of bombs here at the firm because hauer set up we're still able to communicate with the clients in the cloud and in using some of the other approaches so just real quick because some of the items that we may be discussing today help us do some of these seven things. I think it's critically important looking back at twenty twenty moving forward you guys. Is you wanna make sure that you're communicating with your clients. In the way that they want to be communicated to okay. This is key right now. Everybody's under a lot of pressure stress if somebody wants you to communicate with them using text messages or in email or picking up the phone have your business set up so that you can communicate with that person in that. Fashion eliminate the friction. Make it easy. It's super simple to do yet. I see a lot of professionals. Say will we don't text our clients. We can mail you a letter. Or we can fedex you a document or we might be able to figure out to use an email attachment. Believe it or not But you know the the key here. You guys is communicate with the clients in the form and fashion that they want you to communicate to them number to focus on the relationships. If there's one thing we learned in in twenty twenty as it's all about relationships the courthouse is shutdown. We stopped trying cases because of the relationships we've had we have with our clients. They understand they understand. That were were even though they don't see what we're doing they know we're doing the best. We can to protect their rights and move their case along as best possible i think the takeaway for all of us is if we're all servicing our clients in that fashion and there's a nether viruses another event that just shuts everything down by having those valued relationships where your clients no like entrust you. They're going to be easy with you. They're going to give you a break. They're going to want to continue using your products and services as opposed to going someplace else. I think relationships we've now learned. Even though a lot of us knew this i think it was a gentle reminder. There's never been anything more important. Totally important number three is to understand who your clients are what we've done in the past and what we're even doing more so moving forward and twenty. Twenty one is for example. Chris you and jim are in our database. And i've got she tagged with respect to the different areas of business and practice and interest hobbies. That you guys have we do that with all of our clients so that we can personalize our communications. If my arizona wildcats basketball season right now are playing stanford. For example i can easily click and send a text email or bomb bond email video. Email to a group of clients in friends and acquaintances. Who either went to arizona went to stanford or college basketball and we can all kind of bust each other's chops and have some fun. That's how you create relationship mitch in case you don't know. Chris is a big blue fan michigan. So if you want to be prepared to stir that pot sometimes you know is very comfortable with beating up on anybody so we have to roll into an arbor and take care of business there. We more than happy to all this may not be the year. Let's see number four. Is you want to be agile. And you want to take your business right now. You guys and and using a lot of products and services available on amazon build out a cloud component of your business. So that if something happens and you can't go into work or everyone has to work from home you know. make sure you've got a a cloud centered or focused type service so your clients can be serviced via their smartphones via their tablets. We use a cleo which is a a practice management software that allows us to set up twenty four seven portals for our clients can access the software to get their case information exchange documents. Look at the calendars. They don't have to call us or taxes. Everything is just a click away at three in the morning. I think now more than ever. I think clients really appreciate that The fifth item. And i'll just go through these quickly is it's really important for businesses to diversify. You have all your eggs in one basket and somebody takes that basket away from you. Maybe it's the state of california telling you you can't open up your shop and cut air or let people work out in gym. Do you have a backup plan. And i talked a little bit about maybe thinking about. How can you set up. This is the six tip. Some type of online subscription or membership service some type of online consulting service. it complements. What you do lawyers. Any business can do this but it might be another revenue source so that if revenue source number one get shut down for whatever reason you still got revenue source number number. Two one of the secrets with creating online membership mastermind are subscription based service is also have a strong community and networking component to that service. People will go there and noticing this right now. People get together in my mastermind because we can all visit and just talk and we can talk about. You know michigan basketball or notre dame basketball. I'm trying to think of some of the guys. And gals in the group big time alabama football guys a pack twelve right and so you know. Sometimes we talk about law. Sometimes we talk about technology but there's always something to talk about. I think everybody feels good and better. After that one. Our conversation the last thing is just to always remember. We're building our digital twenty. Four seven global brands were dealing with multiple timezones. You know i'm here in california. There may be someone on the other side of the world watching this live or recorded show and we all know that is happening and so things start thinking that way. Start thinking global lake. Whatever you're doing. How can you build out that brand on the show. Last night in clubhouse was a longtime friend of mine chocolate. Johnny's got a chocolate shop in australia. John compos and what he john has done over the years. Starting off with paris go fast forward to today. Is he's taken this third-generation chocolate tier. But he's taken this as chocolate store. And he's created a global brand where he's now shipping chocolate all over the world and this started back with the periscope originally came out which was the original kind of live video which twitter now has taken over. And it's going to be discontinuing. John took advantage of this technology to expand his brand. And i think we can all do the same thing. I think if we do so in short human side and pull back the curtain and let people into our lives or what really happens behind the scenes which is something. I'm really going to focus on. Wants things open back up and we can get back down to the courthouse. I'm gonna take people back into the judge's chambers. They're going to talk to the jurors. After our cases we've got motions. We've sat up in stipulations. We've set up so that we can all agree to Film in videotape and live feed some portions of trials to the rest of the world. And it's pretty complicated stuff as far as the judge opposing counsel. Giving us permission to do this. But there's a way to do it and so we're already for that. Because i know this content that my audience is going to want to see and i feel like once they see us in court dropping gloves throwing punches and taking names. I think it's going to help with more business coming in. I also think it's going to help give young students and college an idea of if they want to be a lawyer. What's it really like to be a our nothing like what you see on tv. And so they'll be able to. You know like. I said look through that curtain and get a better idea of what in the courtroom so i think people that take advantage of the seven approaches and twenty twenty one and beyond are positioning themselves for success ass. I think those companies business owners. That don't are probably you really rolling the dice and and just getting getting in the way of themselves when it comes to reaching the goals that they're setting for themselves at the end of each year right mitch. I love how you always talk about like the personal side and you may want to talk about it. A little bit of the us to do that. I mean i know like you've got. The gopro is one of the things that you'd like to use. Because if you got you gotta follow mitch on. Social mitch is running. He's sometimes i think he's just got done with a paddle board or something but he's using this to communicate to everyone and see it everywhere. Even on lincoln right usually see you. I think in a suit you say. I'm actually seek the secret. Everyone everyone will tell you of there being honest with you. We all prefer you know a casual shirt and shorts right now. We had a mediation where we knew. The judge went to law. School with josh. And i knew the other lawyers pretty well. So when we are done with the mediation which was just basically zoom everyone. The judge said. I've got i'm not gonna win the details but basically said i'm going to do something for for for the winner. If you have pants on stand up. And i will do something for you. Maybe it was a donation to a local charity. Right just having fun. We're all done with case. None of the lawyer stood up. None of us had fiance raw shorts on right my running shorts and yeah so i prefer this this this tool right here which is go pro guys. This is my hero. Nine digital stabiliser. When i go for iran. I just use my arcand. Mount so i can wrap this around. Offense poll a tree branch or put it on the ground. Or i can just hold it out like this while i'm running in usually think of something whether it's a breaking news story that i read about that morning whether it's Maybe a trial tip for young trial lawyer. Maybes how lawyers can embrace social media or video. And i'll just run. Just talk my gopro. The videos are outstanding. The audio on the newer go pros are is excellent. And i'll create a short breda five sometimes ten minute video that i'll then sher repurpose on all the platforms right youtube twitter facebook whatever it might be and and it really gets a lot of engagement. People aren't used to seeing this for me. I'm multitasking. i want to go for a run. It takes time to create video so why not do both at the same time. You'll usually see me running by chap arosa which is where you know. I coached little league for many many years with my son. And so i usually stop and show the little league field and talk about a memory but i think you know for professionals or anyone else. You know whether you're using your phone whether using a gopro it's just a great way to create unique content. That works really. Well the other thing. Jimmy and chris. You've got down there as the samsung go. Mike mobile and this is pretty. Cool you guys. We use the samsung device this clips onto your belt. Okay or you can put it in your pocket this clips onto the of your phone or if you're using tripod you can just velcro into the type to the pilot doesn't necessarily need to connect your phone. There's little early connects to your phone. And what happens is whether you're ten feet away or fifty feet away or one hundred feet away shooting video on your phone. It allows for critic a crystal clear audio link. Your two feet away from the phone is really really cool. Especially when i'm down on the beach. And i was doing some some of the original virtual keynote as co would.
"c. mitch" Discussed on Dealcasters
"c. mitch" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Abby. How do you tweet right. So i was answering the same questions over and over so i decided you know what i'm gonna do. We'll just sit down for about six months. Put this together now. Got something that. I can literally just hand someone or steer 'em to where amazon right it's available as a book write audible and kindle versions and they can literally get as of today. I mean this books two years old but it's more relevant today than it was two years ago. Why because people are understanding now because of covid nineteen because of social distancing because of working from home because of the importance of howling brand in having a cloud based business. This stuff right here is more important than it's ever been and so that that's why put it together. It's and if you notice the title of the book. The ultimate guide to social media for business owners professionals and entrepreneurs. I didn't even mention lawyers then on purpose. Because what i wanted to do is empower other business. Owners other professionals. Whether you're an accountant a doctor a lawyer. Cpi wanted them to understand that. It's okay to build out a brand on social. It's okay to help more than one person at a time by sharing your secret sauce. And by having that bob berg co-authored the gober having that bob berg mentality of just being a give give give and then give some more before you ever ask for anything and one of the contributing authors a to. My book was mark schaefer mark for shared a chapter about being known. He wrote a book called known which was outstanding. I read it on my way back from yesterday on a family trip and mark shared a chapter just for the book really kind of consolidating. Many of the things in the book known just for social media for this book but mark's got a new book out right and i think before we went live. We're going to talk about that. At his new book is called cumulative advantage how to build momentum for your ideas business and life against all odds and i know. He's super excited about this book. Niki thinks it's probably one of his best. I can't wait to get it. But for example. What's fun is when somebody reaches out to me to purchase my book on amazon. I'm going to direct them over to mark's books over to bob berg's books over to david. Maryland scotch books over to j barest books because i know lawyers and other professionals tap into this information that has nothing to do with our industries. Nothing to do with what we do but it has everything to do with connecting with people has everything to do with closing that deal winning that case i know it's going to enrich their lives and so i love sharing this stuff with with everyone else and i think the unintended benefit of this is that it's also allowed me to meet some really cool people from all over the world form new relationships. There's a Wonderful so i don't know if she's a barrister or solicitor or think. She's a retired barrister out of london Outside of london as leeds london in the uk or names chrissie lightfoot christie. And i i met back around. Probably twenty ten twenty eleven where she interviewed me for a book. She was writing. It's called the naked lawyer. And what's all about was lawyers showing their human side and back then lawyers. Mark showing their huma side but christine. I kind of hit it off when we stayed in touch so when my family took a trip to london two years ago your and a half ago we all got sit down and have lunch together right and we in when she comes out here. We're going to go paddleboarding down dana point harbor so it was fun about. This is when i see the two of you and your in south orange county here in southern california. We're going to do some stuff together in this wouldn't have happened at it. Not been for live video social media a lot of the conferences that we go to none of this would've happened unless we had stepped up and made the effort to embrace this new technology embrace these new opportunities. Yeah and i. And i loved your book i mean i got to read it cover to cover and and it was. It was funny. Because as i was reading it as like i've met this person. I know it was just how you how you put that together. I mean you. Know models lar- mike alton stephanie lou. All just not not just content but good people right and i think that was a requirement so you know knuckleheads that wanted to contribute chapters affectionately that's term we latin term. We've learned in law school. A and i and i'll tell you there were five or six did not make it into the book and that's just the way it is. You know that's actually a term marines as well as knuckleheads. Yeah that's i think. I did not know that it was derived in latin so Sticking okay for hard headed right you know. And i'm i'm glad you clarified a lot of that stuff mitch because social media amongst other things technology and whatnot changes so rapidly. There's always new developments. There's always like oh. Did you know that instagram's now doing this and twitter's doing this but the book isn't just about that kind of stuff because it just dates itself it's concepts it's mentalities it's mindset. It's it's like you're talking about. You mentioned bob berbick. You know the the giving mentality social media is social media. It's not just something you can trump it from wherever you actually need to be social on it and i i love how the book touches on those things and the the fact that you reached out to people that you know contributed to the book is is giving in and of itself so i i think if someone were to look at this book and they were to say well. It's two thousand twenty one but it was written two years ago or whatever it's not about you know. Here's the new concepts now. Happening reels on instagram. Or anything like that. You can go to the internet and find you know whatever you want to find about that. It's it's the it's the concepts of what you want to do. And what you want to deliver on social media which is not just relevant today which will be relevant years from now. I'm so glad you brought that up chris. Because the books broken down just wrapping up the book real quick into three section you guys and the first section understanding the mindset of social. That's why started off with bob berg chapter to having a go given talapity. Because unless you've got the right mindset or social. It's not going to work unless.
"c. mitch" Discussed on Dealcasters
"Some of the top marketing and branding experts in the world are on clubhouse right now. Silicon valley business owners. Investors are on clubhouse right. Now so what i'm doing is instead of spending time in the lawyer rooms instead of spending time in the traditional marketing rooms which i enjoy because times you know it's it's a limited asset for all of us is probably one of our most important assets when i'm doing with purpose and with intent some actually finding rooms being a managed and run by people who i want to get to know better.