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"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Darren, you got another story here. It's similar to what we're talking about with Nashville in the sense that you've got this police chief, Drake, who rises to prominence in Nashville on the George Floyd wave in 2020. Now we're talking about how this other story, crash landing the inside scoop about how COVID and affirmative action policy gutted aviation safety. This is about as big of a story as you can get because guess what? We all travel, we all fly, and you assume that you're safe, but there are these stories percolating in the background, right, Darren, that are actually resulting in a very unsafe situation, and hopefully we don't have something that goes seriously wrong. Tell us about it. Absolutely. Well, this is a major investigative report by revolver.news. It's one of our most important pieces. It took a very long time. It consists of a lot of research and also speaking directly with several officials within the FAA, several current and former air traffic controllers to get a comprehensive and accurate sense of what is actually going on because in recent months, we've seen a dramatic surge in what they call runway incursions, and that's when airplanes nearly collide with one another on the runway, and we've seen an associated rise in loss of separation events in air. That means getting very close to mid-air collisions, and in fact, to quantify it, within the past 10 years, the number of runway incursions has in fact doubled, which is an arresting statistic, and New York Times, to its credit, actually had some two pretty major reports just detailing this as a new phenomenon that we need to take cognizance of because a lot of this data is actually secret and kept from the public. So we dug deeper into the issue and found that there were actually two neglected causes for a lot of what we see going on recently, and one is COVID related, specifically COVID hiring freeze. Now, we spoke to a former senior spokesperson for air traffic control for FAA, and the diplomatic speak, the obfuscation was quite alarming, but even this individual called Mr. McCormick acknowledged that COVID played an air traffic control. They were worried about the transmission of COVID more than they were worried about the nation's next major aviation disaster, and this is just what we could get him to acknowledge. This is leaving aside what I think anyone could reasonably infer, which is that the COVID vaccine mandates actually contributed to a lot of retirements, because not only was there a hiring freeze, but there was a sharp spike in retirements of air traffic controllers, and given the statistics we know about how pilots were concerned about vaccine mandates, we could probably infer that a healthy percentage of the people who decided to retire were retiring in order to avoid having to take the COVID vaccine. So it's the one-two punch of freezing hiring, but also accelerating retiring that contributes to this understaffing epidemic at the core of the collapse in aviation safety. So that pertains to the quantity of air traffic controllers. There's another side of it which affects the quality of controllers, and this we've found to go back to an Obama-era policy of replacing testing mechanisms that are merit-based, merit-based sort of SAT-like tests for prospective air traffic controllers, and instead of that using tests that test what they call biodata, which is this really bizarre jargon term for just telling people about yourself, they call it biodata. But it sounds like the college entrance exam, it's like the equivalent of the essay. Tell us about your personal experience. It's really amazing. We looked at the woman, there's this woman who's a professor of HR, imagine that to begin with. Her dissertation was literally how to use biodata tests to increase diversity, and so this is at the core of it. Read the whole piece at revolver.news, it will shock you. It is shocking, and it's terrifying. Thanks Darren so much for your time.
Fresh "Darren" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Now 48 in Tysons Germantown at 45 degrees Bethesda at 47 and Roslyn still in 50 degrees thanks Jordan let's go back down to the Ellipse and Darren Criss singing happy holidays all the clock hell be coming down the chimney down national national Christmas tree lighting ceremony continues on the ellipse Darren there entertaining the crowds will line up a people couple moments ago the president and first lady made it official by the flipping switch and lighting the national Christmas tree 623 that's beautiful do we like the holidays do we like holiday music I hope
"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"It was, it was like one bomb after the other. It was the whole point of the debate was just to like get through the other guys. Like, okay, Chris Christie, move on, move on. Tim Scott, nice guy. Come on, move on. And then it's every line was, was just just on fire. Anyways, the point I'm going to make here is that we do not want Joe Biden to just move on. We want Joe Biden, what people need to understand about Joe Biden, he is one of the most stubborn political figures ever. The guy has ran for president, what like, like fact check me on this, like three times, three times he had to bow out because of a plagiarism scandal because he was ripping people off. And then he just couldn't gain traction. He could barely gain traction in this election until South Carolina, until they consolidated around him because they probably did some focus group testing in the old, nice white uncle was going to unite all the different tribes within the Democrat party. I'm telling you, we want Joe Biden to run. We want Joe Biden to run. The guy doesn't run for one. So listen, if, if we push him out, that's actually a bad strategy. Like we should, I mean, we can have a little bit of joy at his expense, at his mumbling through speeches, at his falling, you know, I don't want anybody to get hurt, but the man has fallen. I mean, there's montages of him falling off his bike, falling down the stairs, falling on stage. It's, it's really bad. So yeah, he ran for office three total times. First one was in 1988 for the presidency. Meanwhile, he's been a DC establishment stalwart for decades, but Joe Biden is so beatable, so beatable. And here's, here's the truth. We don't want Newsome. Newsome is basically the devil incarnate. I mean, it's true. The guy speaks out of both ends of his mouth. He's got a silver tongue. You can literally see his little snake serpentine tongue protruding as he speaks, but he's slick. And for those who are a member, the whole race comes down to low prop voters. And this is why the RNC's chase the voters strategy is so dumb. It's a one to one. So if you're getting people that would vote on election day, you're just getting them to put the ballot in the box earlier, which then raises other questions about chain of custody, signature verifications, all of these things. We need low prop voters and guess who's going to be fooled. Guess who's going to be fooled by Gavin Newsome? Low propensity voters. He's a much, much more formidable candidate. Michelle Obama, I'm hearing she doesn't want to do it. Can't blame her. She's got a nice cushy life. And Martha's Vineyard, she's having a nice go of it. She's got her big Netflix contracts and her and her husband are just get to run around, pick up the phone, say, hey, pass this bill, put the phone back down. They get to move on with their life. But Gavin Newsome, and he would be a disaster for this country, an absolute disaster. There is a clip and I'm going to find it. One of these is very hard to find. Actually, I looked for it once, but I've seen it before of him getting cornered by Adam Carolla. Adam Carolla is actually his studio is not far from where I'm at currently. Gavin Newsome still thought of him as the mainstream TV guy, came on a show doing a dead to rights, had him dead to rights. And somehow you watch him wiggle out of it, wiggle out of it. And Adam Carolla ended up going on with, I believe, Dave Rubin and explained this very story. And it's an amazing story because he's years later sitting there going, I don't know how this guy wiggled out of this one. And you've seen him on with Sean Hannity. Now I think Sean Hannity say what you will. He was overmatched. He was overmatched by by Gavin Newsome. The couple of times he's had him on. It's going to be very interesting to see the DeSantis Gavin Newsome debate, actually. I mean, it's sort of a sideshow at this point, but it's very interesting. And so many liberal states are taking extreme stands, even allowing abortion up to literally the second before a baby is born. It's unbelievable, but true. And in California, the demand for abortions has increased 400 percent in part because the state is inviting women and girls to come to California for the sole purpose of aborting their baby. This is abortion trafficking. Take a stand for life by providing an ultrasound for a young woman. When you do, she is twice as likely to choose life. I'm a donor and you should be two to preborn. Just twenty eight dollars provides that ultrasound and saves one baby. One hundred forty dollars saves five. A gift of fifteen thousand dollars provides an ultrasound machine that can save thousands of babies for years to come. Call eight three three eight five zero two two two nine or click on the preborn banner at Charlie Kirk dot com. That is Charlie Kirk dot com and click on the preborn banner. All right, so I want to bring in Darren Beatty now here to get two pieces we're going to cover, actually. But this first one is about the Nashville diversity obsessed black police chief hid the trans shooter's anti white manifesto. Now, Darren, this is this whole I mean, people were speculating for months why we haven't seen the manifesto. Had the shoe been on the other foot, if this was a MAGA guy going in and killing like a bunch of, you know, somebody that would fit their narrative, we would have had the FBI leak in the manifesto to the New York Times on day one within like hours. This took seven months. And now you're doing some work diving into why it took seven months to get three pages of the trans shooter's manifesto. What are the details, Darren? Absolutely. And this is an evolving and quite bizarre saga as it pertains to the leaking of some of the manifesto. Thanks to Steven Crowder. And my understanding, my latest understanding is there are multiple police officers who are now on leave, if not entirely fired, on account of suspicion that they may have been responsible for the leak. And so I think there are so many factors here. Obviously, there's a national factor. And we may learn more in the coming days and weeks about the national level suppression of this story, perhaps going all the way up to Merrick Garland, who is a longtime janitor. I've called him the deep states janitor because he's been doing mop up jobs since the 90s, when actually he ran Bill Clinton's portfolio for quote unquote, domestic terrorism, and he hasn't stopped since being the deep states mop up man. And so there's many components about it. Latest piece from revolver.news focuses on the local dynamics here, and specifically, the police department itself, because while there were several, it looks like there were several heroic police officers who decided, God forbid, the American people actually know the truth about this tragedy, about this transsexual woman to man transsexual, which is an unusual thing, woman to man transsexual who went on to kill so many people at this covenant school, this Christian school. There is a racial component that I think surprised a lot of people, because as the manifesto is suppressed, I think the assumption was the manifesto was all about how, you know, maybe the Christian church had been suppressing, you know, homosexuals and transsexuals. And people were expecting that angle, which may actually materialize as more information comes out. But in what we've seen so far, there was this really bizarre emphasis on an anti white racial angle about killing the crackers for their quote unquote, white privileges, an awkward grammatical formulation indeed, and a depraved thought, which unfortunately reflects the entirety of propaganda that people have been exposed to for many decades now. And the police chief, so getting to the crux of the story here, the police chief in Nashville is quite something. His name is John Drake. And, you know, there are several jokes, but I'll spare the audience these jokes. I'll be a good boy and not tell some jokes. But his name is John Drake, and he is the head of the Nashville Police Department. He basically catapulted in his position off of a wave of the George Floyd nonsense going on. The previous police chief had been a white guy, God forbid, who got in naughty, naughty trouble because he actually thought that the job of a police chief was to go after criminals, but apparently that was racist. So he was pounded out of the police department. And the kinder, gentler, at least more anti white John Drake took up the mantle. And what's interesting about him, so his son is actually a criminal, and he was the subject of a manhunt. And there have been all this controversy about his son. And, you know, ordinarily, you know, things happen. It's not necessarily his fault. But he's stated publicly that he says we don't police officers to be warriors. We want to mentor potential criminals. And that approach doesn't seem to have been working. Crime is going up in his jurisdiction. And he seems to be particularly concerned with preserving this narrative that the job of the police department is to fight racism and the perception of racism, racism always in quotes, because it means nothing to these people, rather than actually go after crime. And so this raises the question, why would the police department itself, led by this individual, be so assiduous in needing to suppress the manifesto, which has anti white elements that could complicate the George Floyd narrative that catapulted this individual into his position in the first place. So the piece does a deep dive on sort of the local dynamics and the local politics, which, of course, reflect a more national issue, because the narrative about how white people are bad and all this, you know, it's become so commonplace in our national narrative as to almost be, you know, the default assumption of the ruling elite, and those who run the institutions. Well, Darren, and let's get into Nashville, just a little bit in particular, you're talking about a local story, throw the image up of John Drake, Jr. He's accused of shooting two cops, if I'm not mistaken, right, right there. And he was on the run. Yeah, I don't actually have the update on but that's, that's the, you know, police chiefs son right there. Now, I mean, it sounds like a terrible story. Obviously, the police chief probably doesn't like this. But you know, if you can't manage that, which is closest to your own home, I think it's an interesting challenge to manage a whole city. Nashville, yes, it exists within the larger red state of Tennessee, one of the more conservative states, but Nashville, Darren, is a is a Democrat city. It's run by Democrats, right? I mean, the Democrat mayor. So it is not immune from all of these ills that are in afflicting the rest of the country, whether it's Philly, Detroit, whatever. Nashville has the same problem. So we're seeing how race is once again being weaponized to obscure the truth, right, Darren? I mean, every time there's a shooting every time there's some massive story, and we don't get the race right at the front paragraph, first line, you know, in bold letters, you can basically assume that they that it's not in their interest to bring up the race. Am I right, Darren? Absolutely, that's the case. And you bring up a great point, an important point about Nashville as a city is pretty much every city in the United States, unfortunately, is a blue zone. It's a radical left Democrat zone, but actually, which, you know, and with everything that goes along with it, but Tennessee at the state level has actually been quite disappointing until recently, at least we at Revolver have been covering the fact that Tennessee has traditionally been one of those states that's a red state that doesn't do what is available to it in order to combat things at a state level in terms of funding universities that engage in, you know, various anti-white, anti-conservative type propaganda. Although I'm pleased to state as partially I think as some pressure that we generated by, we've singled out Tennessee specifically as a state that is red, that is not living up to its capability at the state level in order to address some of these cultural and institutional problems. They recently, the state legislature, I believe, banned critical race theory and other forms of indoctrination in schools. So they have been doing a little bit, but you're right, Nashville is a different story. It's plagued with a lot of the social and institutional problems that we typically associate with, you know, just any urban environment, urban municipality in the United States, it's no exception. And the issue going on in the police department is a perfect example of this. But in this case, I think we have one driving force because it was literally this individual who was promulgated into his position of authority on the wave of the whole George Floyd, Black Lives Matter issue. And he's been a supporter of Black Lives Matter, of course. And this whole kind of ridiculous notion that if the police simply coddle criminals enough and make it their mission to avoid any perception of racism that's somehow going to benefit the society. Well, statistics do not bear that out as is exemplified in these soaring crime rates in Nashville since this individual took his tenure. Of course, Darren. I mean, this is what's so infuriating about this. And hopefully that country can turn a corner eventually. I feel like we cannot turn on the television and see one of these press conferences out of one of these big news stories, big shootings, whatever, and not see a black police chief. Now, they might be very qualified at their job, but when you see it time and time and time again, it's the crime of noticing, Darren. That's what we always talk about. It's like looking at commercials and the proportion of black and brown actors does not fit the proportion of the population in the United States. The shooter, Audrey Hale, right? I mean, she herself despised white people, crackers, privileges, and their fancy cars. I mean, the pages of this manifesto are just shocking.
Fresh "Darren" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Hey, everybody. Charlie Kirk here. Are you new to investing and have savings you need to protect? Right now, the Middle East war, the Ukraine war, and maybe Taiwan soon. You need a playbook that is safe. Allocate some gold right now. Shield your savings with Noble Gold Investments IRA. Go to noblegoldinvestments.com. When fear reigns, gold protects the wise. Noble Gold Investments offers a free five ounce America beautiful coin with new IRAs this month. Go to noblegoldinvestments.com right now. Noblegoldinvestments.com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Welcome to The Charlie Kirk Show. This is Andrew Kovet filling in for Charlie Kirk, who is on assignment at UCLA today. Say a prayer for him. I'm actually going to be heading there right now. So whenever you're listening to this, hopefully you don't have any more news than that. And it's going to be an eventful one. On this hour of the show, we recap my perspective on what happened in the debates. Vivek, doing what he did on one of the largest stages you can, the GOP primary debate was so instrumental. Then I bring in Darren Beatty. We talk about the Tranfesto out of Nashville. Why was it being covered up? Sometimes the most obvious explanation really is the right answer. Also, we have a disturbing report about your flight safety. You're not going to want to miss that. Buckle up. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. 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.
A highlight from Unpacking the Tranisfesto with Darren Beattie
"Hey, everybody. Charlie Kirk here. Are you new to investing and have savings you need to protect? Right now, the Middle East war, the Ukraine war, and maybe Taiwan soon. You need a playbook that is safe. Allocate some gold right now. Shield your savings with Noble Gold Investments IRA. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. When fear reigns, gold protects the wise. Noble Gold Investments offers a free five ounce America beautiful coin with new IRAs this month. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Welcome to The Charlie Kirk Show. This is Andrew Kovet filling in for Charlie Kirk, who is on assignment at UCLA today. Say a prayer for him. I'm actually going to be heading there right now. So whenever you're listening to this, hopefully you don't have any more news than that. And it's going to be an eventful one. On this hour of the show, we recap my perspective on what happened in the debates. Vivek, doing what he did on one of the largest stages you can, the GOP primary debate was so instrumental. Then I bring in Darren Beatty. We talk about the Tranfesto out of Nashville. Why was it being covered up? Sometimes the most obvious explanation really is the right answer. Also, we have a disturbing report about your flight safety. You're not going to want to miss that. Buckle up. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. 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.
A highlight from An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays Sports Czar
"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
A highlight from Raiders Fire McDaniels & Trade Deadline Moves
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Visit CNN Underscored .com today to discover the perfect gift to make this holiday season truly special. Happy shopping. Hello, everybody, and welcome into the MMQB podcast. I am Matt Verteram alongside Gilberto Manzano, as is the case every single Wednesday. And Gilberto, look, first things first. Here's the good news. We still have our jobs. The bad news is some people with the Raiders do not. Now, maybe if you're a Raiders fan, maybe that's not bad news. Maybe that's great news. I don't know. I'm not I'm not part of Raider nation. I would imagine that the frustrations at an all time high. You have covered the Raiders in the past as a Team Beat guy. They are now looking at Antonio Pierce as their interim head coach because Josh McDaniels is gone. Dave Ziegler gone as the general manager. And so we'll see who takes over that post eventually. This is not exactly new to the Raiders. This has been a revolving door, whether it was Jack Del Rio at one point, a head coach, or it was John Gruden or it was Tony Soprano or it was, I mean, on and on and on and on, you know, Mike Mayock at GM. And you can just keep filling in the names. None of them lasted that long. And so now the Raiders mid -season firing, of course, because it's happened with Gruden under different circumstances. Gruden, essentially, they had to move off of immediately. McDaniels are moving off of because he just flat can't coach. What are your thoughts on the Raiders and what happened essentially at like midnight for most of the country, these two out the door? Yeah, you know, I'll start there. It was like, I think, 10 p .m. on the West Coast. So, you know, I was still up trying to enjoy the last couple hours of Halloween. And Matt, I was watching the original Friday the 13th. I was carving a pumpkin. I had like maybe, you know, 50, you know, chocolate bars. You know, I was stuffed and I saw this from Adam Schefter. And I'm like, oh, okay. I was a little surprised. Mark Davis actually did it 25 games into the hiring of Josh McDaniels, which I think we all could say, yeah, it was a bad hiring a year and a half ago. But shocking that Mark Davis actually did it before the second year was over. And this guy, what, a month ago told a fan at SoFi Stadium, smart enough, smart enough, you can't fire Josh McDaniels. And all of a sudden you're the one that got smart enough. OK, I don't know. I have a lot of emotions about that, you know, the way it played out. But, you know, I wanted to give you my reaction about how I caught this on Halloween Eve. And I'm sure people on the East Coast, you're two hours ahead of me, Matt. So I don't know if you caught it right away, but a lot of people were sleeping and they woke up. So you probably like at midnight, OK, what the heck happened here? But I'll start there. I was just shocked that Mark Davis did it, but it was a right call. I Yeah, figured you'd do it after the season. But it's funny because I was assigned the Monday night game. And so the Raiders are playing the Lions and I'm sitting there and I'm thinking, like, what can I write about this game? I mean, the Lions are just rolling up and down the field. But like I've written about the Lions. I've been in a few of their games this year in person. I was like, look, there's not I feel like we're not learning anything about the Lions. They're a good team. And the Raiders are sitting there in Grappola, throwing for like 40 yards through three quarters and just hideous football. Adams is frustrated. McDaniels is just looking at his face like he knows the end might be near. And I said to our editor, John Bloom, I said, you know. How about I just write a piece that I just say they should fire McDaniels and just bench Garoppolo and be done with this? And we then both kind of agreed like, well, that's all right. You know, it's early. We'll pass on it, whatever. And we ended up not writing anything about the game because the game is kind of just a non story. And I was joking with John this morning. My God, we should have wrote that piece would have been the most prescient people in the country. I didn't think it was going to happen the next day. But I mean, what a what a just absolute tire fire. Look, Josh McDaniels. Is a terrible head coach, and he showed that in Denver, like he not only was bad in Denver, he ran guys out the door. You know, Jay Cutler gone, Brandon Marshall gone. Josh McDaniels from afar has the syndrome of being the smartest guy in the room. And he's not the smartest guy in the room. Not saying he can't be a coordinator. Had plenty of success as a coordinator with Brady. And I don't know if he could be a coordinator without Tom Brady. He had plenty of success with him. Josh McDaniels was a disaster in Denver. He quit on the Colts before he even got started with the Colts. And now you look at this Raiders tenure. They never got any traction. They blew a million big leads last year. They went six and 11 after making the playoffs. I might add the year prior. Runs their car out of town, runs Darren Waller out of town. Hunter Renfro is barely playing. And now you're sitting here in the three and five, and they're not even as good as a three and five record would indicate. They have not played well all year long. I just think the Raiders going forward here. It now becomes a matter of. How do you fix the process of finding the right guys? Because Mark Davis has not found the right guys over and over and over like this starts with him. You could fire the coach in the GM all you want. Mark Davis has been a failure of an owner since he took over for the late great Al Davis, of course, his father. That's where this thing starts. Like, does he bring in an outside firm to do these hirings? Because I think that's where this has to go at this point. He has proven he cannot make these hirings with any kind of success rate. Yeah, man, you know, I'm concerned about, you know, Mark Davis just, you know, being kind of a you know, he cares about what the public perception is. OK, what are they saying out there? And that's why he went off on that fan. And so if I say I'm saying smart enough and I'm like, why do you care? Let the guy just say whatever he has to say. And then you're the one running the show here. You know, you're the one has to make the smart decision for the team. And yes, he did the right call. Let him go. Josh McDaniel's. But his two last hirings, he wanted a big name. He wanted a big name with John Gruden. You already went down that road. You give the guy a 10 year contract like, you know, I think you want to make you want to make a splash. You're going to Las Vegas like that didn't sit right with me. And obviously that that went sideways for different reasons. And the same thing with Josh McDaniel's. You're going to get headlines regardless. Like, yeah, you know what happened with the Colts briefly with the handshake. And then you bail out and then what happened in Denver? Like these are all red flags for the guy. And you still go because you want to try to copy the picture away. That's the biggest thing right there, man. You can't copy something and try to replicate it. And that's kind of the worst way to do it, too. So, you know, and I'll say this about Josh McDaniel's, because, you know, I guess my rule and I get why you want to write that piece. But and I get what you guys decide is a little too soon, because it did feel a little too soon. But it was a right situation because Josh McDaniel's background is offense. And that is a horrendous offense. I think he's put out there. And reason number two, man, it was his guys. He finally said, you know what, Derek Carr, different regime. Let me get Jimmy G and I don't know what the story is about Jimmy G's being the number one, two or three option. Who cares? You picked them. You brought them in with Dave Ziegler and all these Patriot guys came in. And you're still that bad. Josh Jacobs was a reigning champion a year ago, and he's rushing for like two point four yards per carrier, something pretty bad. So that's your background. And the other the third point, Matt, you always need a scapegoat. And the defense has been playing pretty well. Patrick Graham cannot take the fall when his defense is actually producing. It's your office, your guys. So see you later. Yeah, I mean. I'm to the point with the Raiders. I'm thirty five. I know you're essentially the same age as me. They've sucked my entire life, say, for like three or four years with Rich Cannon. OK, and that's not that sounds like I'm just like taking some cheap shot out. My point is you got to do something differently. I mean, it's some juncture. You know, the Raiders have this weird pride about like who they are. That was great in the 70s and 80s. You there don't should be no pride in who you are now. You've been a losing friend. You've you've been the Lions for 30 years. You've been the Browns. That's who you've been. I mean, everybody talks about the Raiders like this is some unbelievable gold standard of a franchise. Yeah, it wasn't the 70s and 80s. It's not anymore. It hasn't been for a long time. I mean, they have not won a playoff game since the twenty two season. Two thousand and two. You're talking over 20 years now. And most of those years have been non -competitive. And you're now looking at this thing going, all right, look, you need a quarterback, you need a coach, you need a GM. That is that is a lot in a division where you're looking up at Patrick Mahomes and in a conference where you're looking up at not only Mahomes, but at Burrow and Allen and Lawrence and potentially the ascension of Tua and all these other guys. Lamar, right? And all these guys. They have miles to go, which leads me to this. I don't know how you feel about this. We haven't talked about this for a show. At the end of this season, I would trade Devante Adams and I would trade Max Crosby for as much draft capital as I could possibly get, because by the time they're really good, Adams isn't going to be there anymore. And by the time they're really good, I don't know what you're getting out of Max Crosby. Like those guys both fetch first rounders plus right now, maybe even multiple first rounders. Like if I'm them and I'm the GM there, man, I know it's going to be a rough couple of years. I get it. I would trade both those guys for the highest possible value I could get. Yeah. And you know, the concerning part about Mark Davis being so quick with the firing. Like, does he want like a quick fix? Like you think this roster is ready to win now? Yeah, you got Devante, Max Crosby and Josh Jacobs, three guys that are pretty good at the position, but you need a full teardown. Go get the draft picks like you mentioned, Matt. And, you know, and actually do a hiring where you're not trying to copy the old silver and black way or copy the Patriot way. Like find your own identity. Mark Davis, like, like it's been many years now, over a decade, your dad hasn't been around and you know, you can't copy things that you can't go with for the big name. You don't want to try to keep up with your, your, your owner friends and say, look at who I got here. And look how much money I'm getting on Las Vegas. Like the other bad thing too, like seeing the, the, the allegiance state of being taken over by the opposing fans. Like you're, you're the Raiders. You have fans all over your Raider nation. So even that part is really bad for where Mark Davis is doing. So like you mentioned, you know, hire somebody from the outside to help you out because you haven't been doing it right. Credit for owning your mistake and eating the money from the Gruden contract and now with Josh McDaniels, but enough with the copying, the quick fix, like I'm with you a hundred percent tear down this roster. Like, like yesterday, what are the Broncos doing? Keeping all these players, like go get the draft picks and do a full rebuild. So a lot of heads crashing moves. It's weird. Like the dovetail on the Bronx, that's actually a perfect segue into this, this next topic we're going to have here last. I'll say on the Raiders by the way, and all these things enough with the Patriot way, you know what the Patriot way was? It was Belichick and Brady. That's the Patriot way. So unless you're, you're turning back time, 20 years, it's not going to work. The Broncos though, you know, we want to talk about the NFL trade deadline, which of course was on Tuesday, winners and losers go. You did a great piece, man. I'm breaking that all down. I encourage people to check that out. I agree with you. Just about everything you wrote. It was excellent. Um, I sat there and thought the same thing you just said about Denver. What is the point of keeping all these guys like, do they think because they beat the chiefs in that game, that they're a contending team now? I mean, I don't know if, let me save everybody to suspense and drama. I sat through every snap of that football game. If you told me the chiefs had money on Denver, I'd be like, that makes sense. I could see that that was the worst game I've seen them play in the Mahomes era. And I'm not trying to gain away from Denver, but I'm going to be honest. That was not because Denver was some juggernaut in that football game. The Broncos went an average of 33 yards per touchdown drive.
A highlight from Tom Emmer Pro-Crypto Vote Tomorrow! | DO THIS NOW!
"All right, so the speaker battle is heating up right now, and what looks and appears as though maybe Tom Emmer is going to be at the front of the pile. We'll see how all this plays out because we're going to get a vote tomorrow. We'll break that down, but give you guys some insights why this could be good for crypto. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to get us started today, but I do want to thank our sponsor, and that is Tangem. If you're looking at going into self -custody, this is, I think, one of the best platforms out there for self -custody. It's a card platform that you can use. If you go over to their website, you can go into the simple do -it -yourself card, which is going to auto -generate your seed phrase, or you can get into a version that's going to give you a seed phrase option. So you've got both options. Make sure and get the three -pack. Use our code down below. It's going to give you an additional 10 % discount. So that does help the channel out. All right, let's get into a couple of things here today. I've got a few clips here to play out. To give you one, a recap of where the speaker is and why this is such an important role, especially for crypto. Let's play this first clip. Two would -be candidates, Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, ended up withdrawing their names after not having the votes they needed. The standstill preventing Congress from taking any action on crucial issues. Nine candidates filed to run by Sunday's deadline. The highest ranking among them, GOP whip Tom Emmer, has already earned the endorsement of his former boss. This is not a time for a learning experience as speaker. Tom would be able to walk into the job and do it. A secret vote with the GOP conference is scheduled for Tuesday. Congressman Mike Flood is encouraging Republicans to sign a unity pledge, promising to support whomever wins that vote. He can only afford to lose support from four of his Republican colleagues. In a letter Saturday promising to always be honest and direct and never make a promise he can't fulfill, Schultz says Emmer represents a compromise candidate for a divided Republican party, adding that Emmer appears to have plenty of support and respect among Republicans. All right, so, I mean, it looks rosy for Emmer, however, there is and most likely going to be some pushback. This most likely will come from the MAGA side of what's happening in the House. I want to go to this next clip on what happens tomorrow in terms of the vote. Listen in. I think we will know probably by one o 'clock tomorrow who that speaker nominee is and how close they are. Will they be able to start legislating again quickly or is there going to be too much back and forth? I think that right now we're in a situation where if a speaker does not come out of this around here, I think it increases the pressure to come with some kind of an agreement about a temporary speaker. There is a lot that the House needs to get underway. And of course, getting a speaker in line is very, very critical. Here was a clip on Ken Buck, kind of because he was one of the first to actually flip on Jordan and be pro Emmer, listen to what he had to say. He did not vote for Congressman Jim Jordan, instead voting for Tom Emmer. Well, I guess my first question is, do you really want Tom Emmer to be speaker? No, I don't. I don't like Tom Emmer. I figured this would be the worst job in America. This is a terrible job. So just to underscore that you voted for somebody because you don't like them. I voted for somebody because I wasn't going to vote for Jim. But but you. All right. So you can kind of see the quandary that the House is in. They don't want something so far right. But at the same time, they're not necessarily, you know, positive on what Emmer's stance is, because remember, Emmer is a very pro digital assets lawmaker. And I think his position right now will start to really press the House in terms of things going forward. Politico had an article right here. Trump's tells allies he didn't support Emmer's speaker bid. So this is already starting a little bit of a kerfuffle with not only within the House itself, but also some key components of we'll call it the MAGA machine. I want to go to this next clip that is kind of interesting. This is Steve Bannon talking about Speaker Emmer. Listen in. Remember, Tom Emmer's the biggest of all the never Trump congressmen out there. He's a guy who hates Trump, a super bad guy. If you take out Emmer, you look at the other eight. Hey, there's some good people there. The first thing to do is to stop Emmer today. Once Emmer stopped. Just want to repeat this. You have decapitated decapitated you. This audience did that. Nobody else did that. You did this. So interesting stuff there from Bannon. Again, you know, obviously a very pro MAGA position here again was Roger Stone. If Republicans are going to select Tom Emmer for speaker, why not just reinstall Nancy Pelosi? They're saying, I think that this is the problem that we face right now in the House is that there's so much of this political infighting right now. We can't get these things done and it represents an opportunity for us to get when I say us meaning the American people get a pro digital assets lawmaker in a position of power. Not that the majority of whip is not a position of power, but the speaker of the house is a position of the power and could help really move things through from a regulatory standpoint. I want to jump over to this next clip and this goes into why MAGA is not in line with what Emmer is all about. Listen to that. Is he too moderate? And I put that in quotes. Is he too moderate for House Republicans to unite behind? Absolutely not too moderate. They are all extremely hard, right? Tom Emmer would be the natural pick in a moment where everything has collapsed and you just reach for a consensus candidate. The problem is, Katie, he is one of the members that voted to certify the 2020 election. And so Donald Trump is suspicious of him. It only takes a handful of people who say, OK, Mr. Trump, I'll oppose Emmer. I agree. Emmer is probably the front runner, but Emmer get 217 votes on the floor, not if Donald Trump says don't do it. That is going to be the question here, because if he doesn't win over some of the Republicans and there's only a handful that he has to be able to do this with, then he's going to lose out. But I think we as the American people will lose out just equally as well. Here's why, though, it's so important to the crypto community of why Emmer should be the speaker listening. Crypto saying this whole industry is a fraud, is a scam. It offers no value. It's all play money, et cetera. And then you get to the very end, say the future of our finance in this country is going to be Fed now and the CBDC. Right. Wait a second Fed now. Oh, yippee. I think Fed now will probably work about as well as the post office. All right. You will not have real time clearing. And if you do, you got to worry about everybody who's watching that transaction and scraping data out of that transaction on behalf of your government. The Republican Party has always had its issues with a party purity, right, constitutional purity. And I'm better than you and I'm more in the religious right that factors into it. So we have all these, if you will, melting pot of these different political persuasions. But you've got some good Democrats. I'm going to tell you right now, by the way, their political persuasion probably leans even farther left than I would care to acknowledge. But it's not about their political leanings, just like it's not about Tom Emmer's political leanings. This is an area of finance that literally defines our freedom. I got news for you. That's not a Republican or Democrat thing. That's an American thing. And whether it's Richie Torres, whether it's Darren Soto, who I do a bunch of different bills with, whether it's Ro Khanna, I think you've got to be a little patient with them and I'm not here to to defend them. But I think you've got to be a little patient with them because maybe they are measuring their words because they happen to be under a Democrat administration that they disagree with. Quite frankly, this is what frustrates me with Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren, if she truly believed in the American value of self -determination, if she truly believed in individuals right to make their own decisions, would she claims she would champion crypto? It's very clear to me that she's nothing more than a big central bank power hungry leader who sees her power essentially being diluted and taken away by this decentralization of our financial system and our financial transactions. And she's desperately, along with the establishment, the institution, she is desperately clinging to hold on to that central banking thing, because that's where their power is. This is a good example of some of the things that are happening right now in our traditional banking system. And these are the things that decentralized assets, especially around digital assets, could solve. And one of those, of course, right here from The Daily Hodl, JP Morgan, of course, coming in now, being sued allegedly for terminating accounts, failing to return about 1 .1 million. So this was purchased through CDs to a couple, individually purchased some CDs at a branch, at a Chase branch. The bank basically closed their accounts and the bank said it mailed out checks to them, but they never got them. And then it all went into, well, give us the check numbers and they couldn't provide those because they never got the check. It ended up having to result in a lawsuit to be able to just get those assets back. These are the kind of things that are happening in traditional finance. And this is just one of many things that are going on out there within TradFi. And I think that's the point that Emmer was making with Elizabeth Warren. But more importantly is that we need to get to a point of decentralized assets as an option that isn't being pushed down by overreach by the SEC, etc. Even Trump, ironically, has an Ethereum stash and it's growing or continuing to grow whether he wants it to or not. The idea of him doing NFT drops and his concept around what he's doing on his collectibles is kind of unique in the sense that he might be against a speaker that's actually pro digital assets, which would be beneficial for him. All right. So whoever does win the speakership, the issue is going to be going through these eight Republicans. So if you if you recognize one of these people and I'll put the names down here in a second is now go out there with StandWithCrypto, I'll show you the website in a second. You can get more information on each one of these. But the list is right here. Let's going to zoom in on it. You got Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck, Colorado, Burchetta of Tennessee, Eli Crane, Arizona, Matt Gaetz, of course, Florida, Bob Good, Virginia, Nancy Mace, South Carolina, and then Matt Rosendale of Montana. So what I would do is just go right over to StandWithCrypto. You can go over and actually search out each individual person. It will give you the ability to call your congressman right there. You can get started. It's going to give you a little script and it's going to give you ability to actually stand up for what's happening in crypto right now. We are close, maybe the closest ever to getting a pro legislator in a position of power to be able to get some of this stuff through and really change, I think, the future of innovation around all of this. Now, not everything is great right now in terms of the House. And we're going to have a lot of situations, especially hearings, coming along this week. This is one of the things that is going to be happening is going to be a hearing examining the SEC's agenda, unintended consequences for the U .S. capital markets and investors. So that's one. Let me kind of zoom in on that for you guys. This one right here is happening on October 24th. Then we also have this hearing right here, which is the Modernizing Financial Services Through Innovation and Competition, another pro independent finance. And this will happen on the 25th as well or the day after. Then we have two hearings that are extremely negative to crypto. This one right here, which is the hearing entitled How America and its allies can stop Hamas, Hezbollah from invading sanctions and financial terror. You know that crypto is going to come up on that. I hope that we get a lot of the on -chain data analysis that has been put out there to show that they've been wrong in accusing crypto of contributing to that. And the last one that you have to watch for this week also is moving the money, understanding Iranians' regime access to money around the world. This is going to go back into the scenario of how are they getting cash. You know crypto is going to be coming up in that as well. So there's some very key hearings that most likely are going to have bills attached to this that are critical to the future of how this market is going to be flowing out there. So just be aware this is a big week in D .C. With a speaker, a couple of hearings on both the good side and the bad side of crypto. And I think after this week, we're going to know a lot more going forward, especially around legislation. Here's our S &P. This is on the four hour. So you can kind of see that clip right there on Thursday, the 27th. And then we've seen that bit of a downturn. You look at gold also, which has been on the rise, but has started to stabilize right here around the 1900, 1950 range, which is interesting because with Bitcoin continuing to fly right now, the question mark is, is this the top? We're going to be doing a video on that, so be on the lookout for that. Of course, if you guys are not in the diamond circle, make sure and get in now. It's one of the best places to get additional content from us. We do additional podcasts over there, some TA videos I think you will like. We just did one on Solana, also on APE and Render, all of which have been moving a little bit over the last few days. So check that one out. Just go to our substack, pbn3 .substack. You can find out all that good stuff over there. And of course, if you're not following me on X, make sure and do that. It's just at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Buy.
A highlight from Office in a box, HP/Poly offers Crexendo ecosystem partners a deep portfolio of products delivering consistent experiences in all the places hybrid workers, work, Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller, and I'm very pleased to have with me today Dave Finney, who's the director of Global Alliance for HP Poly. Dave, thank you for joining me today. Thanks, it's good to be here. Well, I want to congratulate you. You are my very first audio podcast here at the Crescendo User Group Meeting 23, a NetSapiens platform event, and we're holding it here in beautiful Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, a magnificent facility. So, with all that said, Dave, you know, I think everyone knows Poly, everyone knows HP, but put it together a little bit for me, maybe for people who don't know the whole story. Where are we with all that? Well, first of all, you've set very low expectations if I'm your first, so. Oh, it's a great honor to have HP. So, anyways, our legacy is Polycom. I joined Polycom back in 2006, and we were the company that built the starfish -shaped conference phone that's in the middle of our conference table. Plantronics started off in the 60s building headsets. Actually, they were the first headsets on the moon. Neil Armstrong spoke his first words from the moon through a power plantronics headset. We came together a few years ago, Plantronics bought Polycom, and we became Poly as a joint company. So, headsets, our audio devices, our video devices, and that's where we've been. Now, HP was looking for a way to figure out how to do the work from home thing. So, that's kind of this hybrid work or work from home, and they said, we don't have cameras, and we don't have handsets, and we don't have headsets. And so, we're going to buy Poly, and we're going to create this work from home. So, imagine office in a box. I come home, my company has sent me an office in a box, I open it up, I get a PC, a printer, a camera, a headset, and now I'm off and running, and it's all remotely managed. So, that's the whole goal is to continue to develop for the hybrid work environment and for the work from home environment because we think that's the way the world is going. After pandemic. So, how does this office in a box vision that you guys have put together fit in with your relationship with Crescendo? So, we still have the legacy relationship with Crescendo, which is our phones, our phones on desk and our conference phones. The hope is over time as Crescendo goes upmarket, there's more video involved. So, now you have this video. So, even video rooms as well as video in the home. And what you'll find is that as people are moving back and forth, they might go into a cubicle in an office temporarily and then go home. And then they have some camera and video capabilities in the office and they have those camera capabilities for video conferencing and everybody's using Teams and Zooms and, you know, ultimately Crescendo for things like that. So, we want to be able to build products that support them when they go into the office and when they come home from the office. And Crescendo is a service provider that's moving up from UCAS to CCAS to CPAS. They're going to move upstream into those enterprise markets where you're going to have people that are going to be working from home working in an office. So, if I've chosen to stick with the Crescendo platform or if that's where I'm going, why pick HP Poly? Quality, things like noise block AI, the technologies that we're building into the directory AI and cameras, noise block AI in the phones and headsets, acoustic fence on the phones and the headsets. So, this ability to create an environment where if I'm talking to you and I'm saying I'm a contact center agent, I'm talking to you, you're calling in and you're trying to get some advice on your credit card, I've got a technology that blocks all the noise around me as an agent. So, I'm going to have 100 agents and they're all talking at the same time, but you don't hear that. So, our communication is crystal clear. In the camera environment, if we're in a conference room like this, we've got a bowling alley effect. Instead of having that bowling alley effect, our cameras will focus on the speaker, they'll frame multiple people in the room, they'll block noise from outside of the room. So, really, we're trying to create environments where people can work well and communicate well because the more noise that you have to deal with, the harder your brain works, the more fatigued you are at the end of the day. So, Dave, do you have any news for us this week? You know, we've got a booth full of products. As far as new news, no, nothing really new. We've been working for a show to make sure that all our products are onboarded on the platform and available to their partners, their solution partners, and we've got a sales team ready to help them. Dave, I really want to thank you for joining me today. Being my first interview, it was great. And stepping by, taking some time out here at The Busy Show, where can we learn more about PolyHP, and where can we learn more about this connection with Crescendo? So, the connection with Crescendo, you know, I am the relationship manager with Crescendo. Darren Knapp's team has the partner relationship, the selling partner relationship. So, partner .poly .com, the Crescendo website, we have a landing page on the Crescendo website, or the other Crescendo website. And we also, every Crescendo service provider that's using the NetSapiens platform as an account manager associated with it. And then hp .com, poly .com, all that information is there. Dave, thank you very much indeed. Thanks, appreciate it. Thank you.
A highlight from Pacific Bitcoin Recap with Alex Stanczyk, Tomer Strolight, and the Caf Bitcoin Crew - October 9th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning to everybody. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 450. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise to each of the other seven billion people on this planet. Why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today, we're going to be doing a recap of Pacific Bitcoin. Just going to share stories. Tell us your favorite experience. Tell us the thing you like the most from your experience at Pacific Bitcoin. Everybody who is there, you're welcome to come up. If you weren't there, you're welcome to come up and ask questions or whatever. If you have a funny or cool story, let's share it. I can start if you want, Alex. Go ahead. OK, it's going to take me a minute because I got a lot of shit to say. First of all, I want to say the highlight of the of the event for me, besides Tip Enzi, was watching Peter McCormick walk up to the Cafe Bitcoin tent, look in, see Dom Bay, shake his head and turn around and walk away. That was hands down the best moment. But in all seriousness. Last year, I was running around like a chicken with a head cut off. I was just in, you know, my attention span was like five seconds and this year it was different. I sat down and had long conversations with a bunch of individuals, Chad, Tom, Chris, Ben, Darren, Gen X, BTC, Steve, KST and whoever else I forgot. And it was really amazing slowing down, taking the time and just talking with people and hearing their stories and and being able to, you know, share our experiences and just feeling feeling the love of the Bitcoin community and Bitcoin in general in that kind of way was was really, really amazing. And then the other most amazing thing was kind of peripheral to the conference driving in Southern California. Traffic on a motorcycle is the funnest thing I have ever done. It is absolutely amazing.
A highlight from The MAGA Legal Counteroffensive with Darren Beattie and Brian Mueller
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. Hey, everybody. It's in the Charlie Kirk show. Darren Beatty joins us about how we fight back and some breaking news regarding Grand Canyon University. As always, you can email us freedom at CharlieKirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app and type in Charlie Kirk show and get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Become a member of the Charlie Kirk show, CharlieKirk .com and click on the members tab. 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.
A highlight from 118: Part 1: Marc Cameron - From Deputy US Marshal to Arliss Cutter to Tom Clancy
"Well, again, here we are. Episode 118. Murph, we have 118. This is like surviving 118 attempts on our life. We have dodged all the bullets. Our listeners are loyal and they protect us. You guys protect us. So welcome back again. Episode 118, Game of Crimes. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for joining. I am your host with the most hair. Just got it cut, Morgan Wright, here literally with my partner in crime. Murph, who's almost bald and your hair looks like crap. My hair doesn't look like crap. It looks like crap. No, it doesn't. It looks marvelous. I've got so much. She says, the person who cut my hair said, when you come in after six weeks, it's like most people's eight weeks or 10 weeks. So I get a lot of hair. Hey, when I go in and get a haircut, it takes like three minutes. I'm in and out. There you go. You sure that's a haircut? Be nice now. I'm just starting this. Please, please don't pay attention to him, ladies and gentlemen. I'm sorry, okay. We're trying to gain some professional help. Yeah, whatever. All right, how's that working out for you? Okay, let's just do some quick housekeeping before we get started. Hey guys, head on over to that Apple Spotify. Hit those five stars. It helps us out a lot. Remember, the other thing we learned that too, guess what guys? Not only did Stitcher go away, Google Podcasts is going away. So you're gonna have to, if you're on Google, make sure you pick a new service to keep listening to us. Make sure you hit that subscribe button too so that you do not miss. Deliver to your digital inbox every week on a Monday and Tuesday, these episodes like this one's coming out. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com. In fact, when we talk about our guest today, Mark Cameron, we'll talk about his book. That'll be listed on there. And we've got a lot of great stuff on there. So make sure you head on over there. Gameofcrimespodcast .com. Also follow us on that thing they call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But Murph, I'm telling you, we're gonna have some fun on Patreon. Patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. I have a 911 call coming up for you. Of all the 911 calls, I guarantee you nobody, nobody has taken a call like this before that I'm aware of ever, anywhere. Looking forward to hearing this one. Holy cow. There's gonna be a couple. This one, I don't know if I can make an entire case out of it, but I've listened to it. And just the sheer confusion on the call taker, they've never been presented with this before. So we'll have to talk about that. But guys, we just did our warden of the throne. It's a unique little thing we're doing now. Rather than just taking one topic, Murph brings two topics. I bring two topics. We're allowed to get into things that are catching our interest for the previous month or some stories. So we just did one talking about Philadelphia and the looting, Iran, and what they call the Iranian experts initiative. People have had their security clearance suspended. You talk about some tragic cases up in New York, the Bronx, baby dying at daycare center, and the recent death of that CEO by a sexual predator who should have still been in prison, but wasn't. Right, in Baltimore. So those are a lot of good things. We've got Q &A coming up, 911, what's your emergency case of the month? So guys, all good stuff. You don't hear this anywhere else, but on patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. But the other place you gotta be though too, Murph, our favorite mafia queen with the iron fist with the velvet glove. You gotta head on over there, watch what Sandy Salvato is doing with our Game of Crimes fans page. Just go to Facebook, type in Game of Crimes fans, answer a couple easy questions, get admitted to the Inner Sanctum in YouTube. You will see what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain because that's one of our favorite people happening over on Game of Crimes fans. It's a lot of fun. There's a lot of humor there. A lot of dark humor too. If you saw some of the stuff people have posted, I hope you guys, I hope your healthcare plan supports you with an employee assistance program. I'm telling you. I don't know what you're talking about. Here's what I'm talking about. You know what I'm talking about now because you know what time it is. Guess what? I'm gonna ask you, do you know what time it is? Guess what time it is? Come on, give me a clue. It's time for Small Town Police Blotter. Hey, this because in honor of our guest that's coming up, Mark Cameron, the author, we'll talk about him in a second, but he went from Texas, lives in Alaska. So I thought we should have an Alaska theme. There you go. For our Small Town Police Blotter. So Murph, gotta ask you. Yes. This comes out of the Alaska Dispatch News. You know, a lot of fishery stuff, a lot of crabbing, a lot of lobster stuff, a lot of that goes on in Alaska, doesn't it? Mm -hmm, mm -hmm. So you have an idea. You go, hey, we're gonna take a crabbing boat and we're gonna convert it into a floating bar and strip club. What could go wrong, right? Oh my gosh. So 54 -year -old Darren Byler of Kodiak and his 46 -year -old wife, Kimberly, own the Wild Alaskan, a former crabbing boat that's been converted into a floating bar and strip club. Apparently it's doing pretty well. They've been running the business since June, but now they're in serious legal trouble and Murph, it's not for stripping. Uh -oh, what is it? This gives new meaning to, you know, why this is on a crabbing boat. So if you're out there floating, you have to provide facilities for people to use, right? So if they use the facilities, number one and number two, you should probably find a way to take care of that other than dumping it into the ocean. Oh, come on, come on. So they were just indicted by a federal grand jury for improper disposal of human waste after they were caught dumping feces from their bathroom into the harbor, as they say in Maine, into the harbor. Instead of taking the waste tanks to the proper places on shore, they both could be facing up to one year in jail and $25 ,000 in fine, but that's not the worst part. The worst part is the Coast Guard said they lied about dumping the tanks, and if they're convicted of that, making false statements to the Coast Guard investigators, that could get them five years in prison and $250 ,000 in fines. Cha -ching. I tell you what, you gotta do a lot of stripping to make that kind of money. It's a shitty situation they got themselves in. It's terrible. This whole thing just stinks. It stinks, man, stinks to high heaven. Tell you what, you know, you had a turd in one hand and wishes in the other. Anyway, we could go lots of places with that, so. These people didn't move to Alaska from Florida, did they? I don't believe so. Thank goodness. Hey, but I went back into the archives too, so I pulled some articles out of the Alaska News Archives, the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. This comes to us January 21st, 1955, and I'm telling you, the stories are hilarious. These are quick hits. And not always, but this is what's in Alaska. This is what's important in Alaska, January of 1955. The Tokyo police hire pretty hostesses. Tokyo police, grieved by complaints that their headquarters is unattractive, have assigned four pretty girls to meet people at the building's two entrances. Officials have also ordered the women to take charm courses. That is what's important in the Alaska, you know, the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. The other thing you gotta do here, be prepared. And this comes to us, it's out of Tucson, Arizona, but in the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. This is 1955, a 15 -year -old boy with a loaded .38 caliber pistol in his waistband was removed from high school class here by police. His explanation for carrying a gun, a couple of those teachers were giving me a hard time. Well, geez, okay. Okay, but this one though, this one has gotta be, this is it. This is St. Monaface. I believe this is Alaska, no, Manitoba. This is St. Monaface, Manitoba. All right. Police were certain the worst of the winter is upon them. Pete Nikoluk has started his annual jail term for vagrancy. Nikoluk has spent the past 21 winters in jail on vagrancy charges. Police says he always manages to get arrested just before the coldest part of the winter sets in. Who says this guy's not smart? Three hots and a cot, and I get through the toughest part of winter. Oh my goodness. That's, well, you know, that's prior planning, I guess. Prior planning prevents piss -poor performance, the 6Ps. There you go. Yep. You ask my children, they'll tell you what the 6Ps are. That's right. Murph, now, we'll finish up with this. I went and looked at what are some of the strangest laws in Alaska, and these are definitely Alaskan. It is illegal to whisper in someone's ear why they are moose hunting. Okay. It's legal to shoot bears. However, it is illegal to wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph. Why would you wake a sleeping bear? Isn't that the truth? Here's another thing, and I don't get it. It is considered an offense. It's illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. What? Why? Huh. Apparently, it's also illegal to sell stun guns to children. That one, I kind of get that makes sense. Well, if you're in Fairbanks, Alaska, if you love a vuvuzula, remember what they did during the World Cup. You know, you blow those things that make a lot of noise. Those annoying things? Yeah, it's illegal to blow a horn in a manner that disrupts the peace. Good. Yep. So, it's illegal to fatten up a sheep, cow, or pig within the city limits of Fairbanks. Are we talking about people or animals? Well, maybe it's meatball, and you'll have to listen to her. You'll have to listen to our warden of the throne. All right, it is also a crime to speak so loud that you offend a sensitive person enough to make him, her, or her leave if you're in Fairbanks. What? Okay, well, hey, be nice. That's just be nice. And you can only carry a concealed slingshot if you have received the appropriate license. The license. Do you have a license for that slingshot? All right. Oh, okay. I didn't know you had to have that. But Murph, this is the craziest one. This reminds me of an episode of you and JP on Narcos where you were accused of doing this, not a moose, but it is an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. Well, you know, I gotta agree with that, but have you seen how big a moose is? How do you push it anywhere? Well, how do you get it into the damn airplane to begin with is what I wanna know. And who wants a moose, a pissed off moose, in their airplane? Uniquely Alaskan. So Mark Cameron, as we get into this, and again, we wanna thank our buddy, Patrick O 'Donnell, Cops and Writers. Go listen to his podcast. Hooked us up with him, but Mark Cameron is an interesting dude, moved from Weatherford, Texas to Alaska. And we're gonna talk about his book that was just released. It's an Arliss Kutter novel, Breakneck, by Mark Cameron. But the interesting thing too, Murph, was he wrote the last seven Tom Clancy novels. And this is a guy that used to be a marshal, which most of the reports were saw bad guy, put him in jail, you know? Not extensive reports in the marshal service. Saw a fugitive, arrested, same.
A highlight from Congressman Warren Davidson Interview - Crypto Regulations, SEC Gary Gensler Hearing & Subpoena, Bill Hinman Ethereum, CBDCs
"Oh yeah, I mean, I think book Gensler should have been subpoenaed already. I mean, I think the amount of patients that chairman McHenry shown, I mean, maybe that's why he's the chairman. He's like more patient study, kind of working it more diplomatic. Like, yeah, I think the subpoena was due like in February. This content is brought to you by link to which makes private equity investment easy. Link to is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and FinTech companies, some of the crypto companies you may recognize include circle ripple chain, analysis, ledger, dapper labs, and many more, if you'd like to learn more about link to please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews with me today is Congressman Warren Davidson, who's a Republican out of Ohio, Congressman Davidson. It's great to have you on. Yeah. It's an honor to join you. Thanks. Yeah. Congressman Davidson, I've followed you for years and all the great work you've done with legislation around crypto. I think you were boy was maybe the first, if I, as far as I remember going back to the token taxonomy days and things like that. Uh, but before we get to all that, you know, tell us about yourself, where you're from and where'd you grow up. Yeah. So I grew up in Ohio, um, a little North of where I live now. So, um, graduated high school in the eighties, 88 listed in the army and, uh, got sent over to Germany when the wall Berlin wall was up, you know, the cold war was there and there, uh, wall separating the East and the West went through East Berlin and got to be there when that came down. And, uh, I'll just say like the people on the other side, weren't looking for more government. They were looking for more freedom and it was definitely a life -defining experience. Uh, from there, I got to go to West point, which, so that's not the normal way you go to West point, but, uh, it worked for me and, uh, graduated, went back into the infantry, served in range of regiment, 101st airborne division, uh, the old guard, you know, so some great units, but ultimately decided I needed to get out and go into a business. So my wife and I, and two little kids at that point in time, moved back to Ohio and, uh, started manufacturing companies, went to Notre Dame, got an MBA, and we basically had a little group of manufacturing companies. And that was what I was doing. And John Boehner resigned as speaker of the house. And a couple friends stopped in and said, Hey, you know, who are you going to back in the race? And I said, Hey, you know, you guys are the political people. And they cracked really a joke. They go, you know, it'd be great if there was an army ranger business guy in the race. So we just laughed and I went home and told my wife about my day. And she said, well, what'd you tell them? Like, well, we just laughed. Cause it's crazy. And she said, no, it's not. You'd be great at that. Well, here I am. So that's been like, you know, gosh, over seven years ago now. So it says it's pretty crazy. So in Congress, I got here and very few people knew much, very few elected office holders knew much about crypto. And I was new on the financial services committee and, uh, you know, kind of started that kind of army ranger business guy, the business guy, financial services also on foreign affairs. And, you know, that's, it's been a, it's been an interesting time to be in politics. Right. Oh yeah. Uh, well first thank you for your service. And, uh, it sounds like that wasn't, uh, just an incredible experience you had with the Berlin wall and so forth and being over there. Um, that must've been something, uh, life -changing it sounds like. Oh yeah. And look, I mean, the military offers a great opportunity for so many people. I mean, it's not a perfect fit for everybody for me. I just love that I got to be a part of it and it turned out phenomenally well for me, but it really is, uh, a great, a great thing to do and, you know, a lot of phenomenal people they'd go in and give a portion of their lives in service. And then unfortunately for frankly, some of my friends and others, they give their full life, um, you know, lost in combat or occasionally a training accident or something, but, you know, it's a serious commitment, but it is really cool that I had the chance to do it. Wow. Um, so let's talk about, uh, some of the work you've done in the crypto legislation front, because I remember as far as I can remember, uh, I, the token taxonomy act being maybe the first crypto legislation, and you can correct me if I'm wrong there, but, um, you know, tell us about the history of the different bills and things you've worked on. Yeah. So when I first got to the committee, you know, it was January of 2017 and, you know, you remember 2017 was like the ICO market people like, oh, you know, I could just write a white paper and kind of skip everything. And there were really good use cases, people trying to do things honestly. And then unfortunately there were just some outright pump and dump scams where people were being taken advantage of. And I'm like, where's the sec. You should be cracking down on these scammers and, uh, you know, they weren't really, you know, reacting well. They didn't really know who was going to do what. So there was this void and, you know, I was trying to get hearings on this subject and you, as the new guy, you don't get to choose which hearing. So this goes all the way into 2018. And, uh, we really couldn't get focused as a committee on the issue. Uh, so I was like, well, I can at least have a meeting. I mean, we won't be able to call it a hearing, so we'll have a meeting. And we did this thing at the library of Congress and it started out with a goal of getting about a dozen people together. And by the end, we had to cap it at 50 and like, people were like, oh, I want to send my CEO and I want to send my general counsel on, you know, we had some of the biggest names in, in, uh, not just crypto, but, you know, venture capital, you know, the New York stock exchange fidelity state street, I mean, you name it, any Andreessen Horowitz, you name it, the big players, we also are like, look, we got to have some startup companies and some founders that no one's ever even heard of some of those kind of knowing that still is heard of. They kind of went away. Uh, but a lot of them have really turned into some of the biggest names in crypto over time. And it was just an interesting conversation. So the goal was this listening to everybody and say, well, how, if we're looking at a tree, how far up can we go before everybody's interest starts diverging and branching out in a different way? And we want to kind of go up to that first level of branches and say, this is the consensus. If you solve these things, uh, you could provide a really difference making piece of legislation. So that was the token taxonomy act. Darren Soto, a Democrat from Florida, and I led the bill and man, think how different crypto would be if we had passed that bill in like 2018.
A highlight from 677:FTXs $157M Suit, MiCAs EU Impact, and Senates Crypto Gridlock
"Why do tacos get their own day of the week? Is it because Mondays are so rough we need a Tuesday filled with beefy tortillas shared with good friends? If so, why don't we have Wellington Wednesdays stroganoff Saturdays and, heck, beefball Mondays? Then Mondays would just be another reason to enjoy our favorite beef with our favorite people. Together we bring more. Beef. It's what's for dinner. Funded by beef farmers and ranchers. Good evening and welcome to the Crypto Overnighter. I'm Nick Ademus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 pm pacific on Friday, September 22nd, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight we're diving into the labyrinth of legal battles, regulatory walls, and the global maneuvers that are reshaping the crypto landscape. From FTX's massive lawsuit, to Binance's European jitters, and from the Senate's stalemate on crypto legislation, to India's tightening grip, things are heating up. Buckle up, you don't want to miss this one. FTX is suing former employees of its Hong Kong affiliate, Salamata, for a staggering 157 .3 million dollars. The lawsuit makes allegations against Michael Burgess, Matthew Burgess, and their mother Leslie Burgess, Kevin Nguyen, and Darren Wong, along with two companies they controlled. The suit says the defendants fraudulently withdrew assets leading up to FTX's bankruptcy. This 90 -day period before the bankruptcy filing is known as the preference period. During this time, these individuals allegedly exploited their connections to FTX personnel to prioritize their withdrawals over other customers. But wait, there's more. The lawsuit also claims that Matthew Burgess enlisted other FTX employees to expedite certain pending withdrawal requests. These withdrawals were made just hours after FTX halted all withdrawals on November 8, 2022. More than 123 million dollars of the total 157 .3 million dollars were withdrawn on or after November 7th. Now let's talk about the man at the center of this all, Sam Beckman -Free. Now he's currently in jail awaiting trial. His appeals to get out of jail have been rejected, and so he remains in jail as his trial approaches. What happened is the U .S. Court of Appeals for the Second Court also ruled against SBF. They found no merit in his arguments for release. The court stated that his actions likely fall outside constitutional protection. The court ruled that he likely tampered with witnesses, a claim that he denies. His trial starts on October 3rd where he faces fraud and conspiracy charges. This lawsuit isn't the first time FTX has tried to reclaim payments. They've targeted Beckman -Free, his executives, they've even gone after his parents looking for company funds. But that's not all. His day got a lot worse when Judge Lewis Kaplan blocked all of SBF's proposed expert witnesses. The defense had a lineup of seven individuals from various fields. The Department of Justice objected and the judge sided with them. The defense can't try again, but they're in a tight spot. If convicted, SBF could face over 100 years in prison. Now if you think FTX's legal woes are a storm, brace yourself. We're venturing into the choppy waters of Binance and the EU's regulatory typhoon. Smash that like button and follow us for more analysis. Now let's dive in.
Getting to the Ray Epps Truth With Darren Beattie
"Us now is Darren Beatty. Darren, you have a very important new piece, Revolver Dot News. Merrick Garland's sloppy Ray Epps plea deal is worse than you think. Darren, tell us about it. Well, as many of listeners might know by now, Ray Epps was indicted finally by the DOJ in what is maybe one of the most bungling and inept efforts to salvage the crumbling narrative surrounding Ray Epps and the Fed's erection more generally. This is over two and a half years after January 6th and the Fed's perfunctorily weekly slap him with a singular misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct. At this point, it's simply too little, too late, and people see it for the desperate attempt that it is. And so we have two brand new pieces on Revolver Dot News addressing this and analyzing it. The one at the very top that you mentioned sort of looks at the statement of offense. Basically, they gave Ray Epps a really sweet, guilty plea deal, and he's agreeing to having done a certain number of things that amount to this misdemeanor charge. So we go through the statement of offense and its description of his behavior on the 5th and the 6th, and we compare it to what we have documented on video of him doing, and we show what an absolute sham this statement of offense, this plea deal, actually is. And in this particular piece at Revolver Dot News, there's some very rare, some very amusing and all very damning footage of Ray Epps's involvement on the 5th and on the
Inside the Funding Fight With Kane of Citizen Free Press
"Us now is Citizen Kane from citizenfreepress .com. Mr. Kane, thank you for taking the time. I think all eyes are on this funding fight. You guys at CFP Nation have been covering this. What are you hearing, Kane, front lines, grassroots, as far as what are the expectations and demands going into the 930 funding fight? Well, expectations probably match up with the emails and responses you just got that you just mentioned, which is everyone is incredibly cynical. I put up a story in the stack yesterday that some members of the Freedom Caucus are looking for an 8 % reduction in federal spending. And as one of my commenters pointed out, when you have a $2 .2 trillion annual deficit and your budget is $7 trillion, 8 % of $7 trillion is $560 billion. So even doing something as dramatic as an 8 % cut in spending would still leave the deficit at $1 .6 trillion. So getting a little deeper, I'm sure you saw the headlines. I put up three headlines. I think it was on Wednesday. I originally was drawn into politics because of national debt decades ago when it was crossing $1 trillion, $2 trillion. So that's always been an issue that I paid very close attention to. And as the debt balloon passed $15 trillion, the total national debt balloon passed $15 trillion, then $20 trillion, then $25 trillion. We weren't getting hit that hard, as you know, because interest rates were so low and they were financing the debt on short term, essentially three months to one year bills. So they were able to finance it at 1%, 2%, 3 % for about 10 or 12 years. And I kept telling people, if you own gold, if you own silver, just wait, because we will revert to the mean. We will get back to 5 % interest rates. And a 5 % interest rate, and this was the point of my post earlier in the week, a 5 % interest rate on a $33 trillion national debt is $1 .65 trillion every single year just for your interest payment. That knocks nothing off the debt. All that does is keep you, essentially keep you even with paying your interest. And so to wind it back to your question, CFP Nation is cynical. They don't believe it. They don't believe that the cuts that are out there are even big enough. And so that's where we
A highlight from Getting to the Ray Epps Truth with Darren Beattie and Kane
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody it's Dan the Charlie Kirk Show. Citizen, Canon, Darren Beatty. We talk a little bit about Bob Menendez and then we talk about Ray Epps and then also Ron DeSantis. Pretty exciting episode. Cover a lot of topics. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast as always. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. 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.
A highlight from The Investigation of Jack Smith + Bidens Impeachment War Room with Kash Patel and Darren Beattie
"The nation's most important organization, tpusa .com, that is tpusa .com. As always, you can email us freedom at charliekirk .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.
A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - More Drama Surrounding Boxing
"Chumba Casino has over a hundred casino -style games, so join today and play for free for your chance to redeem some serious prizes. Listen to Comeback Stories. I'm Darren Waller. You might know me as a tight end for the New York Giants, or some of you might know me from my story of struggling with and beating addiction to become a Pro Bowl tight end. With me, I have my friend and co -host Donnie Starkins, who is a yoga instructor and a personal development coach. Catch us every week on Comeback Stories on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Fantasy football fans, the NFL season is here, and now is the time to do your homework. The best way to do that homework is to listen to the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast. Come hang out with me, Marcus Grant, as well as my pal Michael F. Florio, as we give you all the insight you need to set the best lineups each week. For a smart, fun, and entertaining path to league domination, the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast is the show for you. Subscribe now and listen to the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast on the iHeartRadio app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Just a reminder that you can catch me recording this podcast live on AMP. AMP is the new live radio app that lets you call in and chat with me in person while I'm recording. Get the app on Apple's App Store and make sure you follow me at Chris Mannix to get notified when I go live. Composed and ferocious finisher, watch this. Hosted by SI's Chris Mannix. That was my moment. Now with interviews, analysis, and everything going on in the world of boxing. When you have talent, you are given another chance. Here's Chris Mannix. This is Boxing with Chris Mannix, part of the Volume Sports Podcast Network. We've got a fantastic show for you today. I know I say that all the time, but this show really is going to be excellent. Keith Idec, senior writer with BoxingScene .com, good friend of the pod. He joins me to run through all the news of the week from the controversy coming out of the Alexander Usyk -Daniel Dubois fight to Terrence Crawford's pursuit of a Canelo fight. Can't wait to get into that. To a potential big fight in the works in the lightweight division. I'll talk to Keith about that as well. Later, Michaela Mayer, former 130 -pound champion. She is moving up to the welterweight division for her next fight. She joins me to talk about that move. And we get into her thoughts on her arch rival, Alicia Baumgartner, testing positive for banned substances. But first, Keith Idec, senior writer, BoxingScene, one of the most plugged -in guys in the business, which is why I love having him on so often. Keith, I want to start by giving a shout -out to Tom Brown, a listener dedicated who I had a chance to catch up with on Tuesday at the undercard presser for Canelo Alvarez, Jermell Charlo. Tom, of course, the promoter of that event. He told me he especially enjoys the episodes that we do together. So shout -out Tom Brown, TGB Promotions. Friends of the pod are everywhere in Boxing, Keith. I think Tom might be listening just for a reason to yell at both of us, maybe. But that's neither here nor there. Tom is a good man, though. All kidding aside, you know? He did say he occasionally picks up the phone and calls you after hearing something you may have said on this podcast. No, but look, I mean, it's all healthy, you know, it's all healthy exchanges and all that kind of stuff. And all kidding aside, Chris, and I like Tom and respect Tom. He's been in this business forever.
A highlight from Why Wellness and Alcohol Do Not Mix and the New Consciousness in Corporate Team Building with Heather Lowe
"Welcome back to Energetically You, where we talk about all things optimal wellness, abundant mindset and wealth ownership. I'm your host, Megan Swan, a wellness coach and consultant and the founder of the Sustainable Integrated Wellness Approach. I help high performance women thread more wellness into their lifestyle so that it becomes a way of life and not a checkmark on their to do list. I design custom approachable wellness lifestyles because there is no one size fits all wellness. Today, I'm so excited to interview Heather Lowe. She is the founder of Ditched the Drink, a wellness company dedicated to helping professionals move away from alcohol and towards their highest selves. Heather is a certified professional life and recovery coach, certified addiction awareness facilitator and the director of marketing consumer products for the International Center of Addiction Recovery Education, acronym I -CARE. Driven by her education as a bachelor of social work and a professional of human resources, Heather provides content, knowledge, coaching and education to individuals and organizations. Heather is passionate about coaching, connecting people with alcohol free resources and creating a positive, sober community. Heather shares the bright side of sobriety as an influencer in the social media sober space at Ditched the Drink on Instagram. Heather's writing has been published in Thrive Global, Monument, Tempest, The Fix, Mashable, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Employee Benefit News and more. She has been featured on many podcasts, including Recovery Happy Hour, Redesigning Wellness and Decidedly Dry. She lives in Chicago's western suburbs as a proud girl mom of two teenage daughters, Lily and Charlotte, her husband Darren of 20 plus years and their adorable black and white cocker spaniel, Rocky. Heather is a voracious reader, a newish hiker and a seasoned yogi. For more, visit her website, ditchedthedrink .com. Welcome, Heather. I'm so excited for this conversation. I'm a huge fan of your work and I was reading the in -depth bio you have on your website and I feel like we have a lot of synchronicity going on here. So let's dive in. First of all, welcome. How are you? Awesome. Thank you so much. I'm just like thrilled with the opportunity to speak with you and your audience. And our topic is, of course, my favorite thing to talk about. So thank you so much. Amazing. Well, one thing I haven't talked about that recently on the podcast, but actually one of my opening episodes was really focusing on the mummy wine culture and that sort of very deep rooted narrative there is in society that, you know, kind of motherhood or parenthood goes with socially appropriate de -stressers. Amongst them are wine or alcohol at the end of your day. And what was the sort of, or can you paint the picture of sort of like one of the catalysts for you to like really reconsider that narrative for you personally? Yeah. Yes. Thanks for the opportunity because especially in our society, we protect alcohol so much, right? We don't want it to be the bad guy. We don't want it to be the bad thing. We want it to be in our bathtub at the end of the day for release and unwind. We want it to be in the workplace, a way to connect with others or celebrate success. So we really defend our alcohol. And as a drinker, I did too. I looked for anything else to be the problem in my life besides my wine habit. I wanted to protect that above all else. My drinking journey started, I'm from Wisconsin. So it was very normal and very regular to start drinking early. I mean, I teased that it was in my baby bottle, which isn't true. But my parents met in a beer tent at a local fair. That was very normal. And I met my husband in a bar in college. Like how else did you meet people back in 1997? So it was just very part of the coming of age journey in Wisconsin. I was an extrovert, party girl, had lots of friends. I loved drinking immediately. It was a great escape and it was a way to let loose and it was a way to be included in parties and social events and things like that. That continued through college. That continued through my early work career. Now I had a little more money to spend. So I wasn't drinking cheap beer. Well, maybe I was drinking cheap beer, but in better places. Going to Cubs games and going to work happy hours and feeling very grown up. I think going to restaurants and being of age and drinking. It also sort of fueled my career in ways I was in sales. I was often the only woman on an all male sales team. And it was a way to celebrate a success. It was a way to get access to decision makers and leadership. Sometimes if you were at a bar or a happy hour, you could have conversations that weren't taking place in the office. So I had two daughters and I worked part time and I stayed home part time and I didn't drink during my pregnancies, but as soon as they were born, I could have a little bit of wine in the afternoon. That felt very European to me. It wasn't until I had a series of deaths, three deaths in a row, where I did three eulogies in three years. Two of them were out of order and one was my dad. And this is where my drinking really started to take an obvious turn from a way to socialize or a way to unwind at the end of the day to self medication. You know, putting the kids to bed or trying to get them as close to the end of the evening as possible and then drinking wine on the couch alone to soothe my grief and my pain that I really didn't want to feel, telling myself that I should just get over it. And alcohol is a great numbing agent so it worked until it didn't. It just escalated over time and this was maybe going to happen anyways but it sort of picked up speed. I was unhappy in my jobs. And again, a great way to ignore my unhappiness was to just pour alcohol on it. I think my story is similar to many people's stories and now as a coach. I know that it's a very similar story. But again, alcohol is celebrated in our society as a way to manage and a way to cope, and it's not looked at as a bad thing. So, who are we not to look for an easy escape hatch with alcohol, and it works until it doesn't, you know, for 20 minutes, it takes the edge off, it takes the anxiety down. But then the consequences, of course, multiply after that. Yeah, well I really appreciated your transparency, that also, you know, you went to seek help with a psychologist, which I think is another really common way of, you know, starting this journey. And, you know, you're immediately, without too much chit chat, were prescribed a medication which may or may not have been, you know, your psychologist probably didn't ask you a lot of questions about your alcohol consumption in order to do that. And that's just like what a common story that is as well. And I, it's just so prevalent that people are taking either something for depression or anxiety, and I feel like it's a conversation that's not really openly had about the relationship between those two things and the commonality that most people are having something at the end of their day that might be, you know, have a specific interaction that makes their quality of life dramatically different based on that. Did you want to add anything? Yeah, absolutely. You are totally correct.
Darren Beattie Reacts to the Wild Prosecutions Aimed at Trump
"Us now is Darren Beatty from revolver .news. Darren, I have the entire indictment in front of me here against 18 co -conspirators. Darren, your initial reaction. Well, initial reaction is pretty much reinforcing the reaction of the previous now three indictments where we're counting. I fully expect there to be another one, but look, this is, even though it's at the state level, it's part of essentially a conspiracy amongst a weaponized justice department at the both state and federal level for the Democrats to eliminate their most viable political opponent coming into 2024. We're in complete banana boat territory in that respect. Then there's the substantive aspect pertaining to the indictment here, which is a really sort of contortionist approach to conspiracy law whereby we're given this ridiculous theory that tweets of perfectly first amendment speech, protected speech, are now considered to be overt acts of a conspiracy and effectively illegal. Trump tweeting, hey, go watch OAN now, or go watch this hearing about proceeding in Georgia about the election case. Those tweets are illegal. This is sort of an extension of the overall thrust of the previous federal indictment, effectively attempting to criminalize what one might call election denial, to criminalize in effect any public speech that calls into question the legitimacy of the 2020 election. This is very convenient because this in itself is effectively a conspiracy to remove Trump from the chess board in 2024. But in so doing, it also contains precedent preventing people at the pain of criminal punishment for calling into question the very illegal procedures they're using here in order to disenfranchise Trump supporters and criminalize Trump's behavior and take him off the chess board. So there's a lot going on there. It is really yet another escalatory step in the already simply and obnoxious unenable level of political abuse that we see the Justice Department, both at the federal level and here at the local level in Georgia and Polk County.
Good Ranchers' Benjamin Spell Talks About the War on Meat
"This is a super important topic as you've kind of touching on. You look at Bill Gates, the synthetic meat movement. They can control you if they can control the food supply. There's a lot to this from the MRNA shots. I just want to say, I love Good Ranchers. Every one of our Shabbat dinners, we have all of our Good Ranchers meat. We run out of it pretty quick. From the chicken to the cowboy, it's amazing. By the way, riff on this for a second here, Ben. There's this movement to try to get rid of meat in our society. I think it's really damaging. It's not scientific. I think it's trying to create metrosexual beta males that are more subservient to a tyrannical government. We've been demonizing meat and especially cattle for such a long time. The people have kind of just been sitting by silently just letting it happen. We have to stop. The meat is actually good for you. Being a carnivore is what produces testosterone in men. We have to eat meat. It's what makes us men, actually. Just so everyone's clear, we don't know if it's necessarily only because of this, but testosterone rates are down like 80 % from where they were 30 or 40 years ago. The average male in his 20s or 30s has a 280 to 350 free testosterone rate where it should be between 750 and 900, just looking at the spectrum. No one wants to talk about this. If you go to Seattle and Portland, you can see it. The men are basically feminized women. I'm not saying that eating meat will solve all the problems, but it certainly won't hurt. They're also trying to get rid of meat because of climate change, too. As of January of this year, there's a little over 28 cattle million in the U .S. raised for beef. 200 years ago, there were over 60 million bison roman. My point is there were 60 million bison roman freely and there was no climate change issues. We only have half of that raised for beef in the U .S. right now. Like I said, there's just this demonization of beef. For some reason, the U .S. beef gets it worse than I don't know, places like China.
"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Okay, I want to get into this continuing on the January 6th story with the man who knows more about the events and the complexities of what happened on that day than anybody else Darren Beatty from revolver dot news. I go to revolver news every day. Darren, welcome back to the program. Fantastic to be back. Thank you. So Darren, what is your initial reaction? You have front page of revolver news Tucker blows open J 6 narrative with video proof. Tell us about it. Well, I think it's pretty phenomenal. It's a great victory for anyone who's been trying to get the truth out in relation to January 6th. Some of the footage that Tucker showed last night in my understanding is there's a lot more to come. But some of the footage was really, really amazing. The footage of Brian sicknick, for instance, you know, people forget it now, Brian sicknick was the original lie, the lie that served as the prelude to the fed's direction lie. They're telling us that this poor guy, you know, he was suffered a tragic death, but it was a death of natural causes, as we finally as the media finally admitted, but originally they were saying, here's the capitol police officer. It was bludgeoned to death by the rabid maga mob. And then when it became clear that wasn't the case, that lie was no longer tenable. They switched to saying, oh, he was, he died as a result of bear spray, the maga mob sprayed him, and that's why he died. Well, revolver news did a very detailed sort of comparative image analysis showing that the theory of the case presented by The New York Times relates to the bear spray was false. And they knew it was false. It was a lie and so finally they were forced to say, okay, guys, he died of natural causes, but I was long after the narrative idea of January 6th being a deadly insurrection, deadly referring to the death of officer sicknick. Congealed. And it really reinforced what I originally titled the piece. This was the first piece revolver ever did on January 6th. Maga blood libel, and that's precisely what it was. So I was very pleased to see the footage and see Tucker revisit the issue of Brian sicknick. And of course, there is footage of ray eps. Tucker Tucker revealed January 6th committee caught in a lie. And expose one of the many discrepancies in ray Epstein's testimony to the January 6th committee that they went out of. Their way to cover up. Anybody who looks at the January 6th committees interrogation of apps, there's one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb. And that's Adam kinzinger. One of the leaders of the January 6th witch hunt. He's never met a Trump supporter. He doesn't want to see rotting away in prison for 50 years at least. And yet, of all people, Adam pincier is bending over backwards to offer the most implausibly charitable interpretation of lie after lie after lie that ray eps presents to this committee. And so that was another highlight I think of Tucker's segment last night is reporting on one of those lies literally caught on camera. I say ray Epstein is like the Shaggy of the January 6th insurrection. It wasn't me. Well, they caught you on camera. Oh, it wasn't me. They caught you over here on this camera. It wasn't me. It's ridiculous. Time after time, piece of footage after piece of footage. The segment last night, I think came pretty close to putting a nail in the coffin of this false and unbelievably malicious and destructive narrative presented by the regime and the regime media about January. Yeah. So I want to get, we'll get micro in the next segment Darren 'cause there's so much I want to go through with you that you really know the details here, but let's start macro..
"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Com. Check it out, come out and Jesus name dot com. Okay, this is a very important topic. I'm going to do my best to navigate it with a great Darren Beatty. I'm here. Darren is with us. Great. Okay, Darren, over the weekend, there was a viral testimony that was basically an allegation against Katie Hobbs and with it the entire ruling class of Arizona. Now, whatever merits of these claims regarding Katie Hobbs connection with the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, the reality of the cartels association is likely far worse, cooperation between certain drug cartels and U.S. agencies have been a long open sect secret. So Darren, you have this in your article walk us through it. Absolutely. And, you know, I say it's a silver lining of this whole sort of recent viral episode that the public's attention can be drawn to what is really one of the darkest aspects of our government and its associations. You know, I can't speak to the allegations related to Hobbes, my understanding is they're pretty explosive allegations, but I would like to see some evidence behind it. Given my own reporting on Rey epson things, I was particularly aggressive in debunking rumors about apps that I knew to be false because it discredited the actual scandal behind what was going on there. And so there could be something similar here. I don't know. I haven't seen evidence, so we're waiting, but as with many things, the truth is actually far darker than the rumors, the recent rumors. And the truth is there's been a long-standing association between the U.S. government and various cartels, including this, including the Sinaloa Cartel, and if people go to revolver dot news and look at the piece, it's up there right in the top 5. You can see video of a lot of fascinating testimony by some of the most celebrated and courageous narco journalists in Mexico describing in depth the nature of this relationship, even to the point where now the Chinese have made alliances with certain cartels. And so depending on which cartel one supports that sort of in the mix already into this kind of Cold War developing with China, the cartels are part of the proxy war than some weird way. And yeah, I've had a conversation about this with the Soviet where I said, you know, the line that stuck with people was the purpose of the DEA is to go after the cartels that have fallen out of favor with the CIA. And. Captures an essential truth about housing operate at the intersection between the intelligence community and the underworld..
"darren" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Darren Beatty is with us. Darren, welcome back to the program. Darren, January 6th tapes. I have no idea your opinion of this, but Tucker Carlson is getting access to the tapes. Do you think this is good? Is this enough your thoughts daring the floor is yours? Well, I think it's clearly very good in the sense that it's better that Tucker Carlson and others have access to this footage than not. And I think the key here, though, is there's so much footage what we want to avoid is this kind of situation where Kevin McCarthy offers this sort of needle in a haystack proposition as a consolation prize and basically that's the end of the political capital because there's a long process leading up to McCarthy getting the position that he did and there's some kind of implicit arrangement or understanding that McCarthy is going to play ball on some issues. And so given the enormity of how many tapes there are, the worst case scenario is it's just that needle in the haystack thing. It's like, here's your 40,000 hours good luck type of situation. It takes months and who knows what's in it. And in the meantime, everyone else just moves on and Kevin McCarthy moves on. I think, though, if it's if it's treated strategically, it can actually be quite important. And in order to do that, we really need to be narrow and targeted and specific with what we're looking at.
"darren" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"That nobody knows about, that they moved here ten years ago. They've been an active for 15. But we're fine. And it's just lovely. It's just wonderful. So I think hopefully when I am really well form a branch at the same time, that would be my dream. That's awesome. That's awesome. Do you have a set of Spanish missionaries that cover your Spanish speaking? Correct. We have an English set in a Spanish speaking set. Nice. And I would imagine you're counselor who speaks Spanish. Is he the one that presides when you have a Spanish sacra meeting? Correct. He presented with that. Nice. But we do meet together probably once. Sometimes twice a month, like when we had our Christmas program, they all came in and when we're all together, we always have one of the prayers in Spanish and one of the sacrament prayers is in Spanish. So they feel like they're included. And we translate how it got headphones in the back and we've got quite a few as most words do quite a few very good Spanish speakers. Some return missionary some have agreed teaching Spanish here. The university. Nice. It's wonderful. Well, that definitely hits a special spot in my heart. I still in Sacramento, state Spanish speaking. In one area, there was a similar dynamic where there was just not enough members to justify a branch, but we were part of an English ward and it means a lot for those members to be able to at least see an attempt for the gospel to be taught in their language for them to worship in their language and whatnot. And oftentimes I hear it's easy to dismiss an English predominant English speaking country just sort of say, well, they should just get involved and they can learn the language. I always say, no, church is not a place to learn a language. The church is a place to learn the gospel. And so the more an individual can or word can do to create, obviously, it makes sense maybe to do every week or you just don't have the resources to do that. But the fact that you're attempting that creates some level of consistency with them hearing the gospel in Spanish, I think goes a long way. Well, right. And I've had some generally older members. My grandparents came to this country and they assimilated in the languages. No, they didn't. Their kids. That doesn't happen. And I have friends who are Italian whose grandparents came here, they didn't speak English, their parents spoke English and Italian, and then they just spoke English. That's how the assimilation works here. People over 40 don't learn the language. They can learn some. But their kids are the ones that really integrate the family into the culture. Yeah, for sure. And there's so many other ways. If that individual or members of the world do want to learn English, there's so many ways outside of church worship services to do that. But I think we've already stated some things there and we're going to get some emails. And I welcome that. So any other. Dynamics of your war that it would be worth mentioning just give us an idea of the type of word that you lead? We are about, I'd say about a third quarter to a third is associated with the university because the universe Wisconsin's in our word boundaries and student housing is in our word boundaries. So we have a lot of 26 year old couples with two year old and four year old who move here for graduate school or for an internship or for medical school or residency. So just thinking off the top of my head, at least half a dozen medical residents. Wow. So that's about a third, the other third or more established people that have been around for a while. Older families, I put myself in that group, sadly. What's interesting is we don't have a lot of people in their 40s. It's like people in their 20s and 30s and then people in their 50s and older. But so the youth program isn't huge, I would imagine. It's perfect because they can all fit in my living room. Oh, nice. And we have firesides because I actually have a fireplace. And they rover last night. And they had to squeeze onto the couch a little bit. But that's cool. I'm a big fan of, I grew up in a war that had two deacons forms. Typical California the baby boomer award. And we have three deacons. Nice. You know what? I love it's like there's no zone defense here. Yeah. We can get in there and I mean, I know my use way better than any of my leaders ever knew me. Yeah. That's awesome. There's so many metrics to go into the size of wards and when to split award or whatnot. But maybe we should all default to can the youth fit in the bishop's living room. And that should be the go to metric, such as bridge. I get it. There's other dynamics things to worry about. I love how you frame that because when the bishop can really have an experience with the youth and help them see that, hey, I know you. It goes a long way. And fitting into your family room that definitely helps with that. It's going up in separate meeting hug me too. Nice. And so I'm bishop there. And I'm not bishop bush. Brother Joseph can be brother Joseph. I can get bishop daring. I think sometimes titles are distancing rather than embracing. And bishop Darren works for me. And I was sitting last night and there was a young woman who came for the first time. She's fairly new to the word. She's Latina as transportation issues. So we figured that out and got her there and mine is great. And I said, hi, I'm bishop Darren. And one of them said, her uncle Darren, I said, well, I was uncle Darren before ambition, and I'll be uncle Darren after ambition. But I know why these kids since they were toddlers. Yeah. And so they're part of my extended family. I love that shifts the connotation of bishop from being like the principal of the war two. He's more like the uncle of the world. And when you're done, you can call me uncle instead. Bishop is maybe synonymous with that. Richard osler is papa ostler. That's a really great way of looking at it is he was the father of the word. That was the papa a little different, a little different dynamic. But yeah, I used to have so wonderful. So, so wonderful. They're all really good people. Customers happen to be members of our ward. Yeah. So as we do with these, how I lead interviews, I had just sent me a list of some principles that we can explore and understand more deeply and let's go through this. The first one is ignore everything and administrative delegate to counselors. And this is just solid advice. How do you go about that? Well, so my business is I have a retail store and I sell out an outdoor equipment. You can use in kayaks and stuff like that. And we're a single door but we're pretty significantly sized single door here in Wisconsin. It's paddle sports general. I mean, we're in the middle of water. We've got more legs than Minnesota and more rivers than any place I've ever been. So basically I always say my business is an extension of my spiritual practice. What I mean by that is so every religious tradition in the world.
"darren" Discussed on The Rebellious Investor
"Well, good morning, guys. Hey buddy, how are you doing today? Good, I'm here with Matt Brown, my co host and our guest Darren good friend about Darren youngest CEO of good to have you on today's podcast. Darren. Thanks, guys. Great to be here. What's a cracking day? It is outside. So far. I'm very much looking forward to summer being in full swing. Hopefully I'll be able to get back on my surfboard after my recent spill. Take us through that spill Mike. Come on. It's basically an airplane surfer. Thank you. So I dropped in on a wave, which is much too large for my skills. And end up banging out my knee pretty badly and I'm bruising some ribs. So I'm out of the water for a little bit. Basically hobbling around actually, so yeah, need to act my age a little bit, I think. You surf like you live, man. Anyway, no matter how small or how big or how early or how light met just gets on that thing and now I'm turning around and I see this bold flying, I see Matt.
"darren" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"Character. Of course. Perfect the same to be said if i'm doing a procedural i'm auditioning. Ncis why what someone already been in the show. That makes sense they might. They might be too awfully some kind of nugget. Like you know what the patient needs to be quicker. You're going to slow or whatever you know things that technical the i might not realise. Then i'll just run lines with them so they'll be line running exercise just to get the woods committed just memorize and feta out Then after that session will go away. And i'll do some more private work or whatever that means it might mean me picking out my my wardrobe for it might me just. Sometimes i'll just go out outside and i'll go to a restaurant or caffeine. I watch people. And i'll i'll look nuances that i might wanna put into my character. Is this different. Every time And then i'll come back to wheel dish into film my scenes. i'll use a reader. I'll pick a specific rita of south equipment and film myself said nuts. That's the purse. Yeah i mean that is one thing that in just using. We auditioned myself. I always like working with fellow musical theater people even if they haven't done regular show just because we can kind of speak the same language so yeah it just kind of depends on the on what you what you need and are looking for in that particular scene exactly. Yeah like i said anything that helps me. Immerse myself in the world of that. Catcher is a bonus. Now it sounds like. I mean 'cause you've been through rather lengthy process and all that was for one audition. I assume that the obviously someone dishes you have to trunk that process and you're not able to do all of those fifteen steps are so that you listed ninety auditions. Look at that. See then debbie. I'm the lazy. See maybe five was doing that. I would be further in my career right. Darren it's different for everybody. But i mean it's a theatrical this year commercial addition probably now i just i just kinda look this thing. What are they wanna And busy commercial dishes ready. You know not the hair the Harry saturday psych. You've just got to think about. How can i make this product that it's interesting about half the things that you mentioned..
"darren" Discussed on LadyGang
"Know what. I will do what i would do. Because i've been to many thirty shows not great. He's very inconsistent. Oh bummer so do you guys have one question. Do you hear about yeah. Yeah there's an answer. I'm going to throw that one because you know you can go. If find any of the high show you would go see third eye blind. That was going to be my answer. I would hire one of the lady gang ladies to be to me back. Yeah you all have the hair for it. So radio matter to perfect wonderful and i would go to see third eye blind speaking thorsland all kinds of got started because of some of you guys have been so sti has been a frequent guest nineties. Part is that we throw and done what you've done you did. Once you do. That was awesome. He wants yes kelsey. Yeah i go back with these girls esti. But i missed that. I'm missing it like once a year. Esi was also so gracious to come and do it and so this actually really got like the catalyzed in february of twenty twenty before the shutdown one of the last great parties of like only last parties of the year that we through through this big nineties parties. We do my buddy. Ricky and people come up and st was. I think you were shooting something like you could make it but the idea was if you get out in time we're locked and loaded for you to come up and saying that thing do you while a sixty song is a song from the nineties. Yeah we were going to play it. And we're ready to go. And i remember asking her before she wouldn't be able to rehearse it if we if she showed up being like. Hey do you. Do you know all the parts like darren. I know the entire. It'd be like the back land. And that's kind of what instigated this whole thing and then several months later who we are i mean. The pines changed podcast nineties. Thing that the kids have to get back to podcasting that thing. I do is available wherever you get your podcast. Every single wednesday. It's super cute. And their brand new. The podcast game. So if you're listening to late again right now. And it's tuesday head on over to apple head on over to spotify. Hit subscribe new little pop. Ups will come every wednesday. Let's give them all the lady gang. Love make them number one and all that good stuff and also st is playing the santa barbara bowl september seventeenth before they head out to some dates in europe. So that because it's going to be king epic and we'll probably be in the front row with our s. t. shirts on an credible so and backup might be filling in for sd. If third i we now we don't know but we're so happy for you and thanks for making time for us. You guys you guys love you. Podcast miami and we as.
"darren" Discussed on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
"I think that's something really special because sometimes we will go through recovery and they look around and like no one's the same anymore because no one went with them on the journey but the impact that you had on these people's lives was so meaningful that there with you on the journey. You still altogether right now. Must feel really special hawkins at the call whether i know. Don't tell us but he ended. The call goes brother. I told you years ago. There's a light around you and you came correct and ask god for the blessing. And he's now. I'm gonna make you a blessing to other people and that's what he's telling. You know magic. No celtic right work. I'm doing my aiming foundation. One hundred percent of the proceeds could get people into treatment. I'm affiliated with danny treatment center. Fourteen properties people up the money. I do anything. I can to get them into treatment. Their magic said god blesses you tenfold for the work that you're doing absolute that's just how life works any. I've seen it. Because i've seen the transformation manager so beautiful image so happy and said how made a little bit of tears at the end because god and your dad going to be with you today which i i know it. I love the ovarian. tell me tell me about. Tell me about another str-. I love this story. You said the boys standing up in the middle of his class and tell us about another experience. You've had with someone that i know. I know a good one. That was recent. So i was at in south carolina about a month ago. I spoke at oaks recovery Donated a bunch of money to get five people into treatment. And i got to meet them all after i spoke and this guy comes over to me and it goes. Thank you for saving my life. Because you're darren printed naming foundation said the grade. I said i'm so glad you're here because no you don't understand i'll be dead on the side of the road few weeks ago. Narcan saved my life and the local treatment center massachusetts couldn't take me so the prosecutor and the judge wanted to throw me in jail cloud over here and this we got a grant we can put on the plane we can get..
"darren" Discussed on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
"Join the conversation with the hashtag future of work lincoln. We're in it together. Absolutely ran on our exactly. Exactly what you mean. When what do you think it wise made you tend towards god. Why god where was god in your life before. Did you always have faith or was this something new and fresh. Because i always find that when people go through these life changing moments it either goes towards god or sometimes goes towards lower habits and our lowest selves. Why for you was god so accessible corrupt jewish went temple always believed in god but i think at one point. Maybe i believe it him. Maybe i left my faith and Life just became so crazy. But when i had that white light moment that was it that was it and then i got so many. Mc's and i still get him to this day. Jim sees mcgahn manage coincidences and have the downs like anybody else in challenges in recovery. But i just know. He's with me. The sporting magic johnson hall on my first two phone calls. 'cause they're so excited about anytime. I have a big platform especially like yours to push this message. And i'll tell you maybe thirty seconds about business. Magic was twenty minutes was fifteen. It's about god. It's about god being here right now with you and i and i'm feeling him through me because sometimes i don't even saying i know it's gonna come at the exact why he wants vessel because for such a long time even in recovery. I knew i needed him. And then he started selling messages. Any darren prince the agency life. it's just a byproduct of what your purpose it's gonna be. Something is going to happen with the notoriety gotten for your industry for you're going to touch people around the world and then that's when the yeah and i love that.
"darren" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"They were new but they were real actors but yet some people did know and they were very nice and i remember somebody from the crew commenting on. What a good vibe. It was on the set and he said you're never going to see like this again. This is very unusual. It's just everybody's happy and excited and positive So john hughes directing his first movie there was just Just sort of this is new and thrilling. And i only did two more movies but they were nothing like that. So that guy called it was it where they think the experiences just not compare or were they negative one of the worst super negative weird science. Say robert downey junior south. Are you recording now. It was just weird so there's a producer joel silver. Who deny hard. And thanks. Just not a nice guy and i do remember that. Some of the main cast members were causing a lot of trouble in the hotel and getting a lot of complaint trouble. Meaning oh was their extracurricular activities going there were but i was in my room rating. I didn't wanna know what was going on. But i remember the producer called everybody together and was yelling and screaming and threatening to send everybody home point. I was pleased semi home. This is no fun but it did seem like that's more typical of the kind of stress because it's hard making movies. Yeah and that was it. And i did another one. It was just three days better off dead before. Yeah so i was just in and out of that one. Barely it even. Were you still into doing films. After actually being on a sets you initially be a film director. Whatever happened with it was interesting from that perspective because because i would go and talk to the crew members and i i was much more interested in that side of things but i. I don't know that. I need to go to film school if i want to do this. Like john hughes started in advertising. Which is what. I went into ultimately. No i auditioned a little bit more. But i got into college and started doing that combined with the fact that i was not an actor. It was not a big decision to make just to get back to normal life and leave the acting with the professionals. You were quite the actor and sixteen candles. There is something serendipitous about it. Then you know it just it it. It worked out that time bot. I remember going to an acting class. A friend mine. I should start taking this seriously. And then when. I got to the accent class. I realized i cannot. I can't take this seriously and it's just it's very. It's a tough business you know. That's why the actors get into trouble. Just wreaks havoc on their psyche. All the ups and downs. You know think about doing job interviews and actors doing several a day and you gotta get yourself built up and then disappointed and all that so it's not the healthiest way of life. I don't really want it. You were like the first time you go to vegas. You always win the first time. Go vegas like oh. This is great. I'm going to do this all the time gonna win. All the time gambler. So yeah yeah. People love people would just stop on the street and telling me i should be in a movie now. This major film distant bath. Okay we're yapping it up with. Darren brady harris and have a wonderful time so dave you know how it feels like. We can never get enough music. I can never get enough music. You're right what's your go-to have you discovered amazon. Music unlimited amazon unlimited is a premium music subscription. Service with seventy million songs. Sounds like a lot. And probably is is a lot holly. I don't think i've ever listened to that much in my lifetime. Anytime anywhere on all of your devices and you will never hear an ad you can download. It can listen to it offline. I want to try it out. But i don't want to spend a lot of money. So how about you. Try it out for free for three months on us. Is this like the columbia music house. Am i going to get a bill later. For all the music i downloaded. You will not get a bill. Everything free for ninety days. So how about you try amazon music unlimited on us for three months just go to get amazon music dot com backslash. Wdm podcast okay. I forgot that the url. What is that again. it is amazon. Music dot com backslash. wdm.
"darren" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network
"See i play darren welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. If i can start by asking you how you got here. What led you into political activism. In the first place i grew up and the eighties and nineties on the south side of glasgow. Where as a as a response to socio economic decline that came with the industrialization along the the the the the social and cultural malays that we associate thatcherism had begun to say on after a period of years of urban election problems at various levels of government. I think it was. It was really the the poll tax that the sparked a generation of young activists and action. And this is always what happens in those just as a political overreach or some of excess which people are no longer prepared to tolerate. And that's become the undoing of the structure. Is that pertain that began pole and there. I was just a child. Tame being carted around protests and public meetings with my grandmother who was very active in the community and so the discussion learn social equality politics poverty and class. It was always in the air. And so i. I very much a male just not in vitamin and so became not natural to me. And what spurred you on to continue with your activism well and the beginning. I wasn't nervous. I was never part of an activist community. Then move like a pretty independently for whatever reason. I'm sure a lot of people in future may go back through my life and look at why that was but my early thirty as and to action where setting up a local scripts and theater group. When i myself was a young person so i had already begun to identify that. One of the problems with within did coldly. It as a my support was that will more. Money was invested and communities on the remote initiatives to engage people from my kind of background a lot of thought into the democratic aspect of the. What did we have over what was going on. And how did you guard against our social mobility becoming contingent on being regarded as wealthy by a university educated. Less so I i began to resist this. Although i didn't understand all of the political context was just intuitive to me. I spoke certainly presented myself sam where there was a certain emotional resonance which was regarded as unhelpful or not constructive member. The i article published and a local people. In polk which depicted unfavourably people in the area is a kind of caricature of an alcoholic and that was a local paper and there was a feature of blairism cultural prong of blade. As much was media. Representation of working class people became Had disfigured from the reality and so rate in.
"darren" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Thanks so much for listening. We have darren rebel on the podcast this week to talk about the big big explosion in the trading card world and the Breaks with the boxes. And i'm a novice explains it if you're not familiar with what's going on. I just valued so highly. How you go about getting the card sold. Darren explains all does a really good job with it We also got into a little bit about twitter. Possibly offering pay service and we talked about the super bowl streaker who claims he bet fifty thousand and one three seventy five which we know is not true so all that coming up with darren rebel if you missed it last week. Kevin clarke from the ring on. I've gotten tremendous feedback on that podcast. If you're someone is into the process of writing how he comes up with ideas for. Nfl stories transitioning from writing to podcasting. You should really give that a listen and two weeks ago we had erin andrews and kyle brennan together for round table and three weeks ago. Roman reigns from the w. was on. So give those if you missed any of those and subscribe to the podcast if you are not already a subscriber lot of baseball baseball cards baseball. Everything trading card talk with. Dan rowsell here from the action network. Right now on the media. Podcast joining me now. Senior cutive producer for the action network. And of course superstar in twitter. Darren revell darren. How are you jimmy or you. I'm good thank you Thank you for doing this. I the the trading card crazies out of control. And i noticed it has taken over your twitter account. I wanted to ask you some questions about it as someone who collected cards and high school and knows nothing about it. Now the over my twitter account because we at the action network see it as coverage of gambling which is so interesting right. Oh that's what. That's what that's the part. I want to try to roy bef- before we before we get to the card stuff just a couple of things. Non card related Since you do work for the action network in gambling is a big big part of your life. The super bowl streaker. Who so i guess. The story goes now that he had his friends place. Various bets to get up to that fifty thousand total. Which i still don't believe i don't either so basically when the original story came out. It was through an instagram post that these streaker had met with someone previously or someone saw at a restaurant and he had told them he had bet. And then the streak happened. It turned out to be. The guy is same guys the photo and then that apparently he would have made three hundred seventy five thousand or whatever on a fifty thousand dollar bet So i immediately shot that down without having coal anyone. I meet knowsley. The max bets on these things are five hundred dollars. Anything that could be affected is not on the field of play..
"darren" Discussed on Agency Ahead by Traject
"Today we're gonna talk about his twenty twenty local search rankings factor survey analysis and the survey that he conducted. Thank you so much for joining me today darren. Hey thanks for. Having me is towns. I always love chatting with gear. Oh man and plus like local is is is definitely my wheelhouse. I love chime with you and and saying the world for seo folks who don't do local. They they kind of want to stay out of it right because it's its own beast in its own right. Yeah it's kind of like you still have to do all regular seo staff but now you have three other areas that you have to worry about. So i'm excited. You do this on the survey annually. Tell me a little bit about the origin of a how you took over and kind of what it is. Yeah of course. The survey was initially developed by. David meme hit the first edition. He put out in two thousand and eight and he ran the survey up until two thousand seventeen so he did like almost a full decade of running that survey every year and it is a It's a survey where we ask the top local search experts. These are people that are researching local. Seo they're studying it they're writing about other speaking about it so that they're really engaged there their notable you know researchers trying to figure out how local search works and so we survey them and ask them what do they see working for their clients or in their business and so when you take the aggregate of forty plus people all these people that are considered the best in the world at local search. You really get to surface the top. What are the things that are really driving local search today and it's great to have the history of locust rankings actresses. You can see how things have changed over time. These things are shifting and the survey really is able to surface all that. I love it. It's it's really interesting. 'cause as we'll dive into some of these results in and what people are seeing are counterintuitive There's also you know the shifting their things that have worked for years and years and years that are maybe now slightly different. And i cheer point. It's like these are experts. So it's not like they know inside what's going on with google but these results are definitely a great guide for any local zero practitioner to think abou- where they want to focus their efforts for either their own business or their clients right. Yeah totally it is important i clarified. This is a survey of opinions. So these are the opinions of people. We don't have direct insight into google golden. Give us their their their code base for their local search algorithm but there is definitely something to be said for the hive. Mind that happens here. Because if you've got forty plus people. Doing local. Search really notable experts and thirty nine of them say that the thing they see impacting rankings the most is keywords in the business name while you know. It's pretty strong validation. If you do that one person hey what do you think impacts local search. You'll get one answer and you're like okay. Well thanks for your opinion but when you get the aggregate of like forty plus people. It really carries a lot more weight.
"darren" Discussed on Bangarang Radio
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