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A highlight from 1410: Bitcoin Will Hit $10,000,000 Per Coin - Binance CEO CZ

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26:59 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from 1410: Bitcoin Will Hit $10,000,000 Per Coin - Binance CEO CZ

"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis. And also I'm going to be sharing with you a 48 ,700 Bitcoin price target, pre halving according to a top analyst. Also did you know it was exactly six years ago today, China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time and ever since the Bitcoin price action is up 600 % and the mining hash rate is back at all time highs. Also quitting Max Kaiser, Bukele has restored the human rights to 7 million Salvadorians that have been taken away by murderous runts, the British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story of the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele -nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice preach. Also in today's show, Mt. Gox repayments delayed yet again. Creditors are waiting on Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash and Yen payments until next year in 2024. We'll also be discussing, according to this latest report, Coinbase currently holds 5 % of the entire Bitcoin supply in existence. That's right. While Coinbase holds 25 billion in BTC, the exchange only owns around 200 million in Bitcoin and its wallets. We'll also be discussing the catalyst, which will catapult the Bitcoin price action. According to skybridge capitals, Anthony Scaramucci will also be discussing the latest with the Binance CEO CZ setting the record straight on $250 million loan claims. That's right. The US court had recently denied an inspection plea by the SEC. I'll be breaking down this latest FUD and speaking of CZ, the Binance CEO predicts the Bitcoin price will reach $10 million per coin. In fact, a couple of years back in an interview, he said, if all of the major institutions allocate 1 % Bitcoin, we're going to see 1000 X or more growth of the Bitcoin price. And if you run the math, 1000 times today's price action is 26 to $27 million per BTC. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam. This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at crypto news alerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net and welcome everyone just joining us. This is podcast episode number 1410. I'm your host JV and today is September 23rd, 2023. So welcome to another sat stacking Saturday. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do here each and every day, seven days a week. We can see Bitcoin back in the green trading above 26 .6 and we also have ether back in the green trading at roughly $1 ,600. The market cap is sitting at 1 .06 trillion with roughly 17 billion in volume. In the past 24 hours, we've got Bitcoin dominance at 49 .1 % and the ether dominance at 18 .2 % as Bitcoin continues outpacing Ethereum and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we've got theta lead in the pack up 7 % trading just under 64 cents followed by rocket pool up 4 % trading at $21 .63, followed by chain link up 4 % trading at $7 .18 and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, we have WeMix leading this pack up 15%. We have PLS up 8 .2 % and XRD up 11, I mean 7 .4 % and checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated a 47, which is neutral. Yesterday was a 43 in fear, last week also a 43 and last month a 41 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you have been stacking M -Sats and taking advantage of the recent dip in dollar cost averaging? Let me know. And how many of you are anticipating Bitcoin price action to maybe dip a little further south before packing some new positions? Let me know how you feel with the current status. And also just quick reminder, we're almost at the end of September historically, September is the worst month out of the entire year for the Bitcoin price action, but it's always followed by up tober, which is historically one of the most bullish months for Bitcoin. So we only have another week until we get out of September. So we'll see how this is likely to play out. Let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Bitcoin failed to reclaim 27 ,000, though we came close. It stalled at 26 ,500 as of right now. Meanwhile, the altcoins are in no better shape with minor losses coming from most of the larger cap ones. With Chainlink, the only one with a notable price increase. So last week was expectedly less volatile, aside from the brief spike on Saturday that pushed Bitcoin then to the multi -day peak of 26 ,400. But after failing to continue upwards, Bitcoin retraced at 26 ,000 and spent the rest of the weekend there. Then Monday didn't start all that positively either, but finished the way. Bitcoin went on the offensive and soared above 27 ,000 for the first time in weeks, but then shortly dumped after. But the bulls kept the pressure on and pushed Bitcoin to a new 20 -day peak at 27 ,500 on Tuesday. The next few days were rather calm with Bitcoin maintaining 27 G's, even after the US Fed's decision to stop raising the interest rates. Yet Bitcoin's momentum disappeared by Friday as it fell to 26 ,400. It even tried to bounce off the end of the day, but failed and currently stands at 26 ,500. Its market cap is south of 520 billion, while its dominance over the alts still just inches shy of 49%. So there you have it. And as we mentioned a little earlier, the altcoins, a lot of them are also in the red with the exception of Chainlink, which seems to be outpacing the rest of the major alts. Now for a prediction from Titan of Crypto, here's what he shared on X. Bitcoin 48 ,700 before the halving rocket ship to the moon. You might want to bookmark this one. Fam, never in history the halving occurred without Bitcoin reaching the 78 .6 % Fibonacci retracement level. So first off, first cycle price reached this four months before the halving, and the second cycle it was two months before, and then on the third cycle it was 12 months before. The next halving is now roughly six months away. Bitcoin might reach the 78 .6 % Fibonacci level within this period as it currently lies at 48 ,700, but the million dollar question remains, will this time be different? So as we enter this fourth halving, let me know where you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to hit before we have liftoff. I mean, obviously that would be a bullish scenario setting us up for a perfect price discovery in 2024 post halving. So I cannot wait. I hope the analyst is right. And if you didn't know, it was exactly six years ago. China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time because guess what? You can't ban Bitcoin. You can try. Good luck with that. And ever since the price action on the King Crypto is up 600 % and the mining hash rate continues to hit all time highs. And as you know, hash rate is a good indicator for the strength of the network, meaning the market cap is just north of only $500 billion. And as Max points out here, referring to Bukele, he has restored the human rights of 7 million Salvadorans that have been taken away by murderous runts. The British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story, the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele Nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice. Massive shout out to Najib Bukele and the people of El Salvador. Which country do you feel is likely to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender next? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments below. I feel it's going to be another Latin American country. I'd say a great candidate for that is Argentina, which has hundreds of millions of people. We have Javier Malay, the pro presidential candidate. There is a 70 % chance plus that he is elected as the president. And we already know the likelihood he could make Bitcoin a legal tender, especially being orange -pilled by Max Keiser, who is the senior Bitcoin advisor for President Bukele. As Max has already announced, he can't wait to touch down in Buenos Aires to orange pill Javier Malay. Then we also have Mexico. We have people like Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico, very pro Bitcoin, claiming Bitcoin has been his best investment ever because, again, Max orange -pilled him back in 2014. Then we have Brazil and so many other countries that make Bitcoin a potential to become legal tender. And we all know that's going to be a game changer. And that's just another catalyst on top of the Bitcoin halving scheduled in six months in 2024, plus the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States. So can you say fireworks lays ahead? Let's go. Now let's discuss the latest more bullish news, meaning Mt. Gox is going to be delaying these payments, which means no crypto is going to be dumped onto the open market anytime soon, which again is good for the hodlers. Check it out. Now we got Nobuaki, the Mt. Gox trustee in charge of the funds owed to the exchange creditors, updated the public on September 21st, two days ago, according to the trustee, because of the lengthy discussions with specific payment providers, he could not make the October 31st deadline. That was the initial deadline, fam. And because of this reason, the repayments will start next year. And so they say, quitting him here. Therefore, with the permission of the Tokyo district court, the rehabilitation trustee changed the deadline of the base repayment, the early lump sum repayment and the intermediate repayment from October 31st, 2023 Japan time to October 31st, 2024 Japan time, respectively. By the letter of the Kobashi details, the Mt. Gox creditors waited nine years for payments. Good Lord. Currently, they're owed one hundred and forty one thousand six hundred and eighty six BTC plus one hundred and forty two thousand eight hundred and forty six Bitcoin cash and sixty nine is that billion yen. Good Lord. I'd love to know what that equates to in dollars anyways, though the delay has been extended. The creditors who have completed their claims might receive the payment by year's end, quoting them again. Rehabilitation creditors who have provided the necessary info to the rehabilitation trustee will see the payments made in a sequence as early as the end of this year, according to the letter. However, this schedule could change. Kobashi also said that due to the high volume of inquiries regarding the process, the rehabilitation team might not respond promptly. Well, that doesn't sound so promising, but I guess it's a good sign that most of this cash is not going to be dumped off any time soon, as there's a lot of FUD that's always circulating. The Mt. Gox, you know, sell off is going to crash the entire market. I think that is very unlikely and is nothing more than FUD. And again, we're gearing up for the most bullish sentiment in the four year cyclical cycle amongst us in twenty twenty four. So versus being in fear, I would be very optimistic about what's to come for the king crypto and the crypto market as a whole. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss the largest crypto exchange in the United States. Clearly, it is Coinbase. The CEO is Brian Armstrong. But did you know, according to this latest report, they currently control and own over five percent of the Bitcoin in circulation. That's pretty hefty. And let's break this one down. And how many of you have used the Coinbase crypto exchange before? Let me know in the comments below. Here we go. Blockchain intelligence platform ARKAM recently identified the crypto exchange Coinbase holds almost one million Bitcoin in its wallets like, whoa, the coins are worth more than twenty five billion dollars at the current prices. Now, according to ARKAM, the exchanges holdings amount to almost five percent of all the existing Bitcoin. ARKAM said Coinbase holds a total of nine hundred forty seven thousand seven hundred and fifty five BTC. And at the moment, Bitcoin circulating supply is around nineteen million four hundred ninety three thousand five hundred thirty seven, according to coin info on CoinGecko. And as ARKAM shared here on X, ARKAM now identified twenty five billion of Bitcoin's Coinbase reserves with one million, approximately Bitcoin on chain. This makes Coinbase the largest Bitcoin entity in the world on ARKAM, with almost five percent of all the Bitcoin in existence, almost as much as Satoshi Nakamoto. Crazy, right? Furthermore, ARKAM noted that it has tagged and identified thirty six million Bitcoin deposits and holding addresses used by the exchange. And according to ARKAM, Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around ten thousand BTC. And based on the exchanges financial reports, the intelligence company believes that Coinbase has more Bitcoin than are yet labeled and could not be identified. And while Coinbase holds over twenty five billion worth of Bitcoin in its wallets, the exchange only owns around ten thousand of all the Bitcoin in which it holds, which is roughly two hundred million dollars, according to the recent data. Meanwhile, community members express varying reactions to the news about the amount of Bitcoin on the centralized exchange in which they hold. Some believe it's a sign to withdraw their Bitcoin from the exchanges, warning hodlers not to wait until the exchanges start to halt withdrawals. Others say that since there are legitimate concerns over cold wallets, there is no good way to store your assets. I'd like to chime in real quick. Obviously, if it's not your keys, it's not your coins. So while a custodian such as Coinbase can hold your crypto, you've got to also note that it's not yours. So if something were to happen, hypothetically, like we've seen with FTX and the collapse last year, then not your keys, not your coins, they don't belong to you at the end of the day. So you've got to start to weigh the risk reward with having a custodian such as Coinbase or a centralized exchange hold your coins versus taking the responsibility for yourself and learning how to self custody your own crypto and call storage such as with a Bitcoin cold wallet, such as a treasure. So I just wanted to point that out. There's no right or wrong way to hold your crypto. You've got to do what's in your best interest, of course. So, you know, I mean, just want to keep it real at the end of the day. So check it when it comes to Bitcoin ownership by companies, business intelligence for MicroStrategy still owns most Bitcoin. I believe it's over one hundred and fifty two thousand eight hundred BTC, to be exact, worth over four billion dollars at the time of this recording, making them the largest publicly traded company to have Bitcoin on their balance sheet. Now, another major company that controls over six hundred thousand BTC is Grayscale in their GBTC product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which they just recently had a lawsuit against the SEC with the plan to convert their trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF. So considering they already control the underlying asset in the sum of over six hundred thousand BTC makes them a pretty strong contender. Wouldn't you agree? Let me know your thoughts, fam. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the Bitcoin price likely to catapult along with the altcoin to coin to SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci. Let's break this down. Shout out to the Mooch, SkyBridge Capital founder Scaramucci is detailing how one catalyst could have a bullish impact on Bitcoin, as well as the alt. In an interview with the Wolf of Wall Street, Scott Melker Scaramucci says that a spot Bitcoin ETF could be approved in the first quarter of twenty twenty four, which seems to be a ninety five percent likelihood, according to top ETF analyst at Bloomberg, Eric Balchunes. So according to SkyBridge Capital founder, the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF and the Bitcoin halving, which is expected to occur in April of twenty twenty four, could combine to ignite a crypto bull market. No, it's not. It could combine. It will combine. Just saying. Quitting him here as Wall Street or products on Wall Street are sold, they are not bought. And so there is going to be tens of thousands, if not one hundred thousand plus people at these Wall Street firms selling these products to their traditional investors. So people that are in Bitcoin understand the finite supply of Bitcoin, right? We all know there's a finite limited supply, 21 million, and they understand the nature and the quality the Bitcoin has. This will push Bitcoin up. Of course, it will have a dramatically positive effect on the altcoin market because it will lead to more capital into digital properties so people can think whatever they want. They can think short term about the near term volatility of Bitcoin. But these macro positive factors are overwhelming. And according to Scaramucci, the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF filed by giant asset managers such as BlackRock, who controls over 10 trillion in assets under management and Fidelity, that controls over four and a half trillion in assets under management, can see Bitcoin increasing its market cap by roughly 24 times from the current level. We'll send it. Let's go quoting the Mooch here. It is important that now the largest asset manager in the world who started out with some level of skepticism related to digital assets and Bitcoin is now willing to adopt Bitcoin. I mean, I guess they mean BlackRock is willing to adopt Bitcoin, but even more important than that, they're willing to explain to their clients. I think BlackRock now has 13 trillion dollars in assets under management. So for them, seven trillion for Fidelity. While these numbers are higher than I even imagine, while their clients need exposure to digital property like Bitcoin. And so we have a five hundred billion dollar plus market for Bitcoin. So you and I know gold is at 12 trillion ish, depending on where it's trading. But yes, 12 trillion. There is no reason why Bitcoin couldn't get gold. So there you have it. And to watch this video interview he did with Scott Melker entitled 37000 Bitcoin. Can it skyrocket 35 percent? Check the show notes below the video in the description. And I think we all could agree it's only a matter of time before Bitcoin returns to price discovery mode, virtually meaning entering new all time highs. My personal prediction is sometime in 2024, considering the two biggest catalysts, which we just covered, the Bitcoin halving and Bitcoin ETF approval, which we know is going to be a given, especially considering the SEC is not going to be able to push it back and push back that deadline any longer because, you know, they just they have been pushing it back now for 10 years while they continue to approve futures ETFs, which can allow them to spoof and manipulate the market, which is all by design. At the end of the day, there's not new under the sun and three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. But just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the ongoing fight against CZ, the finance CEO with this 250 million dollar loan. And then I'll be breaking down his 10 million dollar price prediction and in fact sharing a transcription of him claiming that Bitcoin can thousand X from the current price, which would ultimately mean not 10 million, but we're talking twenty six to twenty seven million dollars per coin. Let's break this down. So here we go. First, with the FUD, the Binance CEO, CZ Shangping Zhao had refuted a recent report alleging that he received the 250 million dollar loan from BAM Management, the company that serves as the holding entity for Binance US. Now, how many of you have used Binance US or Binance before as the exchange? Let me know, fam. The development comes amidst Binance's struggles with plunging trading volume as the world's largest crypto exchange faces mounting lawsuits and increased scrutiny, regulatory which seems to all be by design by the SEC and the regulators. Right. The report published by Decrypt September 19th drew its conclusions from court documents associated with the ongoing lawsuit involving Binance and the United States. SEC, according to the news agency's interpretation, the Binance US legal representatives asserted in the documents that BAM Management US Holdings had issued a quarter billion dollar convertible note to CZ back in December. CZ, however, challenged the accuracy of the report when he tweeted the following. The amount of wrong information is just they got the direction wrong. I loaned 250 million dollars to BAM a while back, not the other way around, and have not taken it back. The Binance CEO clarified that the loan arrangement was, in fact, the opposite of what was reported in the post. The exec explained that he had extended a 250 million dollar loan to BAM Management and asserted that he had not yet received the payment. So there's nothing new under the sun. Just more FUD, it seems like, fam. The legal battle has taken a toll on Binance US, which saw a flurry of employee departures. The US SEC alleged that Binance was not cooperating in the ongoing probe and even claimed that BAM refused to make essential witnesses available for deposition. Concerns were also raised on CEFFU, which happens to be a custody service offered by Binance's international arm, Binance Holdings Ltd. The SEC's filing claimed that the platform appeared to be in violation of a previous agreement designed to prevent the transfer of the assets abroad. And despite the scathing attacks by the financial regulator, Binance scored a small win this week. The SEC's motion to approve an inspection into Binance US was denied by the USDC District Judge, Zia Farokhia. So there you have it. I mean, the ongoing FUD will more than likely continue, as obviously Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world and regulators seem to have a problem with them and want to go after them for whatever apparent reason. So, like I said, hopefully in the end, you know, truth is revealed and the real story versus all the FUD and, you know, the manipulation of the price action and all the shenanigans we continue to witness in the market. And with that being shared, now let's dive into the Binance CEO, CZ and his 10 million dollar price prediction, as well as him predicting that Bitcoin price action could even a thousand X from here, sending the Bitcoin price parabolic to 26 or even 27 million dollars per coin. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Here we go. JV, have you ever heard of him? A crypto YouTube influencer from Crypto News Alerts remembered CZ's prediction. You're damn right I did. The Bitcoin would reach 10 million per coin. JV referred to the statement in a recent video uploaded on YouTube where he analyzes various aspects of the Bitcoin market development. Now, JV looked back at CZ's Bitcoin prediction while analyzing the Bitcoin CEO's recent Twitter comments. And in a Q &A session on July 5th, CZ addressed several issues, including Binance's reaction to the ongoing regulatory scrutiny. He also spoke about the rising interest of institutional investors in crypto currencies, as well as the proposed BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF. CZ made the 10 million dollar price prediction back in 2021. In fact, I have the article already pulled up and I'm going to be reading word for word what he shared. Following MicroStrategy's announcement, allocating Bitcoin for the corporate strategy, CZ based his analysis on the possibility of several corporate companies, major institutions across the world, allocating just one percent of their corporate treasury into Bitcoin. And according to CZ, that would lead to a thousand X growth in the value of BTC. JV highlighted CZ's welcoming approach to institutional investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem, and CZ noted that advantages in traditional finance firms they bring to the crypto industry, despite concerns about their intentions clashing with Bitcoin's decentralized nature. And according to JV, CZ identified two key factors driving Binance's strategy for the next 18 months. They include the upcoming Bitcoin halving event now less than six months out, as well as, you know, we could be seeing a Bitcoin ETF here in the near future. The Bitcoin community expects the next halving to occur in April of 2024. Now quoting CZ word for word from the initial interview he made on Bloomberg Radio predicting a potential 1000 X increase in the Bitcoin price action. So here's what he had to say. Right now, I think only 11 companies again, this is right around the time that MicroStrategy announced putting Bitcoin on its balance sheet. They announced having allocating some talking about Bitcoin, like usually less than one percent of their corporate treasury to Bitcoin. And we think that it is most likely what caused the initial price rise. I think MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor started it first, but there are six hundred and fifty thousand companies in the world, like relatively established companies in the world, and their treasury is huge. Preach. So if all of them talking about these major institutions only allocated just one percent to Bitcoin, we are going to see, I don't know, 1000 X more growth in the Bitcoin price. And if they allocate more than one percent, then it's going to be even bigger. So I think people don't quite get the magnitude of the wave that is about to hit us. Now, let's run that math one more time. Fam, today's price is roughly twenty six thousand five hundred times that by one thousand. He's talking about a twenty six and a half million dollar Bitcoin price action. The potential if they only put one percent of their strategic reserves into Bitcoin, you do the math. If it's five X and five percent, what are we talking? One hundred and twenty million dollar Bitcoin price. Just saying this is coming from CZ, the world's richest man in crypto. So very powerful words indeed. Let's get back to this prediction of what he shared. So the finance CEO estimates that the flagship crypto can go up anywhere from nineteen hundred percent to twenty thousand percent from the current price levels from the time he made the prediction. And he goes on to share with price predictions. It is really, really difficult. I think it can go to, I don't know, one million dollars, ten million dollars. It is very hard to tell. And again, if we literally did a thousand X from today's price, we're talking twenty six and a half million per BTZ. So CZ also reveals that the exchange is onboarding new users as an at an unprecedented sustained rate during the bull run, outpacing its user growth during the twenty seventeen bull run. So again, this was during the twenty twenty one bull run. Here's what he had to share. Just to give people the idea, in twenty seventeen, when Bitcoin hit the peak of about 20 G's, we were seeing three hundred thousand new registered users per day. And that only happened for a couple of days. And that kind of trailed off and became slower. Now we're seeing sustained new user registrations above the peak and sustained like for over two to three months. So could you imagine running the world's largest crypto exchange and having over three hundred thousand new registered users every single day for like 90 days straight? That is insanity. And that's the previous market. I think twenty twenty four is likely going to outpace the previous market as Bitcoin becomes a common household name and as Bitcoin game theory continues in full effect. You have presidential candidates making Bitcoin a big determining factor. We have people like Ron DeSantis, Kennedy Jr., Javier Malay over in Argentina. So naturally, it's just going to create more commotion and positive catalysts for Bitcoin as we move forward into twenty twenty four. So, I mean, fireworks are ahead. Let me know how you feel. We're likely to finish out this year by December of twenty twenty three. Where do you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to be? And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

"24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com, on Bloomberg Television and the Bloomberg Business App. This is a Bloomberg Business Flash. Microsoft Mechanics It is 9 .40 here in the City of London and there is a definitively more negative sentiment percolating through these equity markets now. European stocks, the main benchmark, stock 600 is currently down 7 .8 % and you are seeing losses of close to 1 % over in Italy, 7 % over in Germany, 8 % drop 58 points over in France and here in the UK the FTSE 100 is dropping 7 .10 %, dropping 57 points so far in the session. It was negative over in Asia, dragged lower by renewed concerns about the property sector over in China and that sector dropping to the lowest level since December. Futures in the US had been pointing to some upside but they have now turned lower as well. US futures S &P E -minis pointing lower by 0 .2 % and some slightly heavier losses being flagged for NASDAQ. That index flagging losses of close to 0 .4 %, between 0 .3 % and 0 .4 %. Across your currency markets, stronger

A highlight from Christian Johnson with Reliefband, the MGM/Caesars Hack and an Update on Windows 11  HGG585

Home Gadget Geeks

08:10 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Christian Johnson with Reliefband, the MGM/Caesars Hack and an Update on Windows 11 HGG585

"The, I looked up this vagus nerve, because I hadn't heard it before, and it said, The vagus nerve is involved in regulating important body functions, including breathing, heart rate, digestion and immune response. It also plays an important role in controlling mood, I'm sorry, mood, emotions and social behavior. Did you see any positive side effects beyond, you know, helping you, and maybe this was part of getting through it, but did you sense any of those other benefits of it as you were, as you were wearing it as well in those areas? You know, I think it's certainly mood, not, not particularly. I mean, my mood was very focused on trying to fly the aircraft, trying to control the, the response. But I would say I wouldn't be surprised if it helped quite a bit with the actual, that, it's like the anxiety climax drop off phase of the motion sickness. And so if that's kind of the contour in which they mean mood, I think absolutely, because that is a big part in what holds you back from feeling like you can go through that experience again. Social behavior, not so much, emotions, not so much. Definitely, though, the breathing and the ability to handle the kind of, that stomach response. Yeah, they say in this article here, and I'll have all these links in the show notes if you want to go out and look at them, but it says the vagus nerve is sometimes called the wandering nerve because of many of the different parts of the body it interacts with. Stimulating vagus nerve can also have calming effects on the body, which I think is what you were looking for, right? That recovery, because you were going into it while it was still happening, you were going into it. Man, I think about, for folks who, you know, in boating or in, you know, maybe any of those situations where that's debilitating, this could be, you know, this could be one of those things. And so how long, how long did you use the watch? You're off of it now, right? At this point, you're not, you're not using. Would you consider bringing it back for, for any reason at some point? Or, or you're good, you feel like you're good at this point? I mean, unless I was like in hurricane conditions out at sea and felt like, gee, this might be a good thing to have just in case, like maybe. But I mean, my goal with it was to not have it become a crutch where, Oh, I'm only going to be in the plane if this thing is zapping my arm. But I keep it in the flight bag as like an honorary, like it's there. It's pretty small to stow. So like, there's no harm in having it and keeping it. But no, I mean, for me personally, like I said, it was about 20 to 25 hours of use of flight time of the 61 hours that I've logged. So about a third of my journey. And if I were to put out on like a chart, because my pilot journey has been around November 16th of last year was my first flight. And I did a couple of flights in November and December. The first kind of experiences with motion sickness were a bit enough for me. So work and other stuff was pretty busy and that on top, I was kind of thinking about, OK, what's my next move here? So I took January, February and most of March off. And then in the last week of March, I got back into it and had the relief band. And, you know, you can plot out like what was my kind of productivity or advancement against the hours I was doing the logbook. And you can see just how much the relief band accelerated that. So even though I've been flying for almost a year in November, really my core training to get where I've gotten today has been six months of very focused two times a week. I'm out there flying. I'm working with the instructor. I'm doing ground instruction at home, et cetera. And that definitely wouldn't have been possible without the relief band. But definitely for a good third of that journey, it was the way that I was able to get to that six months of really core focus in, in doing the pilot training. Yeah. Now, that sounds cool. I wonder if you could compare that to your, do you, do you get any watch data? Are you wearing any kind of, any watch that's doing any kind of health? I'm not. You know, it's funny. My wife wears the Apple Watch every day and loves it and has all the health data. And I guess I'm, I'm an old fart in that respect. I just don't have one. It would be interesting to correlate, you know, to have the relief band on one side and the Apple Watch on the other, whatever. There's, there's a variety. Apple's not the only one in this space. But to kind of see what kind of health conditions that would, that would bring. Maybe even, oh, yeah, can you get, you got me kind of thinking on this thing now. It's kind of cool. From like, even from just a regular wear on a regular basis of, or you're sleeping with it. I wonder what that, you know, if that, maybe first time it would keep them awake, right? Because obviously, do you feel it? Do you feel the physical stimulation as it's happening? On the higher power settings, definitely. It's, you know, if it's on like full power setting, it might even be a little uncomfortable, depending on your weight, how tightly you have it installed, how much gel you have, etc. But certainly on a low power setting, it, you know, after a while, you would, you would forget it's there. I Yeah, just think of maybe for individuals who have, and sometimes I have a tendency, I'll mess with my, like I'll pinch my fingers in a, in a response to just, if I'm agitated or if I'm stressed, you know, I kind of, and that's a obvious pain response. I'm doing that to stimulate something in, on my body, wondering if this could be one of those devices for stress, where, you know, you might, if you're feeling, if you're feeling stressed, that may be one of those things with something like this and a little meditation practice or something along those lines. I don't know. Sounds interesting. Yeah, no, right on. But it was a, it was a cool gadget to introduce, only because I just feel that a lot of people, even in my own life, didn't know about it. And it certainly has a lot of applications outside of flying. Well, and you've got a story, like, I mean, just think, fill in bags to, to not at this point. Yeah, I think John asked, John asked earlier if the, if the CFI charged extra for that service. And yeah, he's been very kind and patient and Zip it up and put it back in the bag. Oh, cool. Just can't imagine. Brian says, figure if you buy meds for nausea enough, buying this device would pay for itself. And, and to your point, I mean, man, if you can have a mechanical device that would help you overcome that, as opposed to, to, to, you know, to drugs, right? I, yeah, I mean, I, for me, the drugs was really like, it was a red line for me. I mean, maybe if I really got beat down that like nothing else is working, I would try one of the FAA -approved drugs just to see if that would be enough to jumpstart me. But it's really so awesome that, yeah, you don't have to ingest anything in your body to get the benefits. It's like, there's really not many things out there that, that can do that for you. So. A little bit of gel, put it on, set, set the, dial it in. I'm assuming those numbers are what, what, yeah, the power level. How does it charge? Is it a, it's got the batteries? Is that where you were showing earlier? Yeah, so there's different models. So the higher -end models have like a USB -C charger, and the base model, like the one that I have, is just two CR2032 batteries. So once they're done, you're replacing them much like you would replace a CR2032 battery in your watch.

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

00:07 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "december" discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"But the big picture though, football, just a lot of injuries, man. A lot of collisions. So many. And then I watch these Sunday football games totally different now because I'm watching through the prism of thinking about him and you see just all these collisions and hits and guys go down. And when, as football fans, when we watch these guys go down, we're just thinking like, oh, that guy's hurt. Now they're a D back down. We're not thinking of the humans piece of it just because we're conditioned not to. We're just thinking about it in the context of the game. But now it's like, it's really fucked with me with how I watch football. Like I noticed every single injury in a different way. It's spectacular that whether it's a long lasting injury or not, that every play isn't stopped for a minute and a half for, to cart someone off or at least check on somebody or something. It's really something else. Sorry to break your time. What was your other one? Yeah, no, I just, I don't know. I feel like I just ended on a downer, but I just, it's really fun when your kids are little to be a sports parent. Yeah. And then as they get older and the stakes climb and everybody's like adults, it's just way more nerve wracking than fun. It's the only way I could describe it is it's like playoff baseball or playoff hockey or something. Like a playoff overtime or a one-one 10th inning playoff baseball game where you're just, like you're having a heart attack and you're just relieved nothing bad happens. That's how I feel watching my kids play sports now, which is not how I used to feel. Right, yeah. Anyway. It's just a relief, yeah. Yeah, it sucks. That's my parent corner. Oh, and cousin corner, the writer's strike is over. Seems like. Isn't that nice? That was good. Yeah, a little Sunday night, end of the writer's strike. It was, what was it, like 150 days, 146 days, something like that? It was crazy. May 1st or something, yeah, that's good. TV's back, it's fun. Our cousin, Jimmy, Strike Force 5 is over or they'll do more? I don't know. I hope they keep doing at least some of them, but I think they're gonna be busy now. I mean, we could do cousin corner really quick. We needed the strike to end. I think he was starting to drive people crazy. It was the word in the street. A lot of people waiting for him to go back to work. Word in the street, word on the beach. No, he's back doing what he does best. It's fun. It's fun. All our friends were out of work, yeah. Yeah, we didn't talk about the writer's strike that much, but it was just brutal. The effect it had out in LA. And I know the auto workers, there's a lot of union stuff happening out there, but this one I thought you could really start to feel the effect on the city. And just all the people that work for shows or write for shows, it just felt like if this kept going toward October, November, this was gonna be awful. Yeah, and they got everything they asked for. They got every single thing they asked for, which is good. Do we know that? I don't know. I didn't even look at the terms, I have no idea. No, I'm just so glad it's over and good for everybody. I'm happy it's over and I'm happy that we'll have people writing shows and things to actually watch because it's pretty grim right now. Yeah. This late September to December stretch, which is usually loaded with prestige TV shows and all these different things. A lot of the streamers were pushing stuff to next year. Netflix is renting HBO shows now because they're like, all right, here's ballers. Maybe you haven't seen it. So I'm glad we get to make new stuff. Yeah, normally I wouldn't have wasted three and a half hours watching the Cowboys lose a game that I knew they were gonna blow to Arizona. I would watch like Deadwood or something. Is that your nemesis team? Like your strange, bizarre nemesis team, Arizona? Do you have a bad history with Arizona? I keep thinking that Jake, what was it? Jake Plummer beat him in the middle of the time? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, he beat him. Everyone's best win. But you mean outside the division kind of thing? Just like the weird kind of walk team for you guys? But not like the 49ers, just a team that's, the Seahawks are another one. They cause a lot of injuries. That's that playoff game, the blood diamond. Yeah, I would say that. Ours was always, I always felt like Denver.

A highlight from Were SBF's parents in on it? Follow the Money

Crypto Critics' Corner

18:44 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Were SBF's parents in on it? Follow the Money

"Welcome back, everyone. I am Cass Pianci, and I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, not of the criminal sort, Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing well. How are you, Cass? I'm doing good. It's been busy. It's been a very busy week for both of us. But today's episode is going to be about SPF's parents, the Bankmans and the Freeds, and their what appears to be increasingly important role that they each played in the criminal elements of FTX and Alameda Research. They called it a family business. They accepted incredibly large salaries. His father was getting a million dollars after requesting it because he was only getting 250 ,000 before. Mom pushed and tried to ensure that any money getting sent to the charity arm of the company had two steps of separation, two degrees of separation. And just really shady, weird stuff going on over there with the Bankmans and the Freeds. But those are kind of vague descriptions of what's going on. Bennett, why don't you walk us through some of the seriously criminal elements and what is happening? There is a decent amount of allegations contained in this lawsuit from the FTX debtors in possession against Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried that at a high level alleges that they were involved in specific aspects of the business and were closely connected to various alleged criminal acts and criminal acts people have pled guilty to. Starting with Joseph Bankman, he was involved with Alameda Research as early as 2018, which is when it was founded, and stayed involved throughout the entire time. The first several years, this appears to have been relatively informal. He directed FTX towards their first law firm, suggested their first accounting firm, was involved in consultations for hiring of certain executives and things like that. But none of this was documented in any kind of formal way. Eventually, in January 2021, he decides that there should be some kind of piece of paper that describes his relationship with these entities. And so he creates a document that describes his work for Alameda Research and FTX and FTX US, saying he's doing a variety of pro bono legal work and consulting work for these entities. What's interesting, of course, is that he was the signatory for the FTX entities and for himself on this entity. Really has kind of vibes of that loan agreement between Bitfinex and Tether years ago, where JLVDV and Juan Carlo was signing for both entities. And so that was one moment that really struck me as I was going through that is that he felt the need to, after providing advice for several years, finally in 2021 documents it and says he's providing this pro bono legal advice. This did not stay pro bono for very long. Later in 2021, he would take a leave of absence from Stanford University. And after he took this leave of absence, he allegedly told an FTX US employee, I'm no longer getting paid by Stanford because I'm on leave, so you should have me on salary starting December 1st. In December 2021, this is when he finally entered into a formal employment agreement with FTX US, where his nominal title was Senior Advisor to the FTX Foundation. You said it was $250 ,000. It was actually $200 ,000 a year, plus bonuses he was supposed to be getting paid. And this is where we get to the fun part that you made an allusion to before. He went to FTX's head of administration after signing this employment agreement that clearly said $200 ,000, told this person that he was supposed to be getting $1 million a year starting in December, and then he sends an email over to Sam Bankmanfried, his son, that says, and I quote, Gee, Sam, I don't know what to say here. This is the first I've heard of the $200 ,000 a year salary putting Barbara on this, meaning he cc'd in Sam Bankmanfried's mother and his domestic partner to help him deal with this contract negotiations that happened after he signed that contract. And it worked. It worked. Within two weeks, Bankman and Fried were gifted $10 million in funds originating from Alameda. Within three months, they ended up getting their $16 million mansion in the Bahamas funded entirely by FTX. And over the period after they got that mansion, they were able to expense something like $90 ,000 in various other expenses. And before he signed that contract agreement in December 2021, I do want to make clear he was also provided with an option to purchase shares of FTX US and FTX trading in November 2021. Before he was even employed with FTX, he was getting large options of shares. So yeah, I think that kind of is a good initial overview and we can get into some of the details he was also involved in, but they were receiving a lot of this type of monetary compensation. Yeah, well, I want to specifically bring up here some things that really made a red flag go off for me were, for instance, how they were keen to keep the residencies, the properties that they were acquiring with these gifted funds and all this money that they were essentially taking from customers, to be clear on that, that they wanted to ensure that that money in those properties would be shielded from a bankruptcy. And I'm just wondering, like, why, if they're so confident in this business, if they're so confident in their son, if they're so sure this is the future of finance, and I get it, you want to shield your personal property from a bankruptcy, but you just got gifted $10 million. You have to know this isn't exactly personal property, right? Like, you have to know your son is giving this to you. Your son is making money from the company. How is he making all of this money? You haven't really nailed that down yet. And you still are just letting this all transpire. Nobody was asking any questions is kind of what I'm getting to. But the questions they were asking were about, like, ensuring that they were shielded from any problems in the future. Yeah. And we should clarify the timeline a little bit here. There's a 2021 email exchange where FTX's general counsel wants to set up a meeting with their law firm to discuss how assets, including primary residence, can be structured to be bankruptcy remote. And Bankman quickly kind of responds in this email chain the next day and says it would be great, all else equal, if we could have the founders put money into property in the Bahamas and sent them a link to a description of an offshore trust structure in the Bahamas. He then discusses this with a lawyer in the Bahamas, another Stanford law professor, and his brother -in -law, and then ends up saying something we might use when we buy property in the Bahamas. And the reason I'm belaboring this point is because it happens, I think, about a year before they actually end up getting the house. And then, five months before they get the house, there's another thing that happens, and that's that they apply for residency in the Bahamas, permanent residency in the Bahamas. In order for them to get that, there's a $15 ,000 fee. That's also paid by FTX. And so I think what that kind of shows is this kind of series of planning that went into them eventually getting this mansion. They started discussing how to structure this about a year before, and I don't think they ended up using those trusts, at least not at the time of bankruptcy. They had already gotten their residency months before they got the property, and then they got the property. They wanted to benefit from this. There's no doubt about that. I mean, there is no doubt. I just want to be clear, and we're going to link to the very thorough protest article that goes over all of this, but it is very obvious. I think before we get to the crux of this, I first want to delve into this a little bit more. So Stanford yesterday decided that they were going to return all of the donated funds from this family, which amounted to $5 .5 million, which is a lot. I mean, I know that they get a shit, a metric shit ton of cash every year, but the idea that they're getting $5 .5 million in a single year from one family, one company, you know, essentially one family. That's how you get your name on a building and stuff like that. So they were donating a ton of money to this educational institution. All I want to say is that I think Stanford is disgusting. I think we see this in a bunch of these higher education, these private institutions, probably equally common in great public universities as well, but the ones that we hear about are like MIT or Harvard or Stanford accepting money from Jeffrey Epstein or accepting money from these guys, and then, oh, okay, you're returning it. Great. Well, you know why you're returning it? Because you got caught. That's why you're returning it. You're not returning it because you thought it was the right thing to do. Now that it's all coming out in these court documents, Stanford's giving the money back. They didn't do it one minute before that happened, though. Isn't that interesting? And I, you know, I think you should get into kind of the details of those donations, which there were many over this period, but like, oh, what a nasty, nasty way for a university to operate. I think the elite private colleges are at a special risk for kind of this because so much of their, like, existing structure is based around taking in cash and converting it to some vague elite authority. Speaking specifically about the donations from FTX to Stanford that appear to have been directed by Joseph Bankman, there was one that came from Paperbird directly to Stanford University. And this one was interesting because there was a lot of discussion about which entity to use. And what Bankman ends up saying is that he thought it should come from Paperbird, which was one of the entities that Sam Bankman -Fried owned that held most of the stock for FTX that investors were buying into. The corporate structure of FTX is a mind fuck. But this shows Bankman was aware of parts of the mind fuck. He says Paperbird can use the deduction. And when he discusses alternatives, he says we can have another entity loan Paperbird money, but that requires some paperwork. Eventually they get it all sorted out. FTX transfers money to Paperbird into a newly set up bank account, which immediately sends that money on to Stanford. There was another four million dollar donation to a Stanford fund for pandemic preparedness that he described as pretty much a no brainer. Bitcoin were transferred from Alameda Research's FTX account eventually. There was another series of donations where it was proposed that they give 1 .5 million from the FTX Foundation to Stanford College. However, the initial 500 ,000 for this came from an Alameda Research bank account, and the second 500 ,000 came from an FTX US bank account. There was another donation they did for a Stanford blockchain conference so they could sponsor it. That one was only 10k. But again, it kind of points towards how Bankman saw these entities as interchangeable. He said 10k is so little it doesn't really matter. So if we think that having FTX US is easier or safer for some reason, we should just do that. And what's most interesting is you talked about your name on a building. And there was a Stanford University employee who provided comment as part of this lawsuit. And this Stanford University employee apparently says that internally in Stanford, these donations were categorized as directed by the Bankman -Frieds. And like when they specifically got the big $4 million pandemic preparedness donation from Alameda, this person even reached out, should this one be categorized like the rest as from you all? Or is this one somehow different? And so yeah, I think that those donations kind of point towards how they were specifically using these commingled customer and client funds from across all these different entities in this self -promotional activity of giving these donations. Yep, there's more to where this money went, how much was spent, why they were in control of this. But I think the question that everybody wants to ask and is wondering about is how are they not being criminally charged with anything yet? And will they? I think we should hold off on that question for just a moment, because I want to talk about how Joseph Bankman also made sure other people he was related to and friends with got paid while he was in this position, because I think that's kind of fun. They talk about one example where he got a Stanford law student a free trip to the French Grand Prix tickets to the race so they could go and visit that. But I think the more interesting one was a hackathon that they had planned that was run by his sister. Bankman freed Sam's aunt. They hired her at a rate of $14 ,000 a month to prepare the FTX million -dollar hackathon and crypto summit held at the Miami Heat Arena, which was the one they put their name on briefly. They spent a total of $2 .3 million on this event, which was attended by 1 ,200 people. They were spending crazy amounts. They said she was authorized to spend like without a budget, whatever it was needed to get this event done. There was so much of this kind of like self -enrichment here that we'll get to your question as to how are they not being criminally charged. That's just grift. Yeah, obviously. The other person we need to talk about, of course, is Barbara. Barbara Freed, Sam Bankman Freed's mother. In her specific role, she, as you alluded to at the very beginning of this episode, described herself as her son's partner in crime of the non -criminal sort. And Sam made sure to sing her praises to his team, making known to her that he intended to rely on her direction regarding who to give to, how much to give to, and how it should be disclosed and told them that it would be good for them to follow her advice as well. And what seems really interesting is she seemed to have a great deal of control. The lawsuit even alleges she was able to unilaterally commit funds of Sam Bankman Freed's to her political action committee, Mind the Gap, meaning without Sam's authorization, she was able to take Sam's money donated in Sam's name to her political action committee, which is a great deal of trust. And even inside her own committee, when she had to talk about some of these donations, she would say things like, I don't know exactly what interconnected entity he sent the money from, but the business is real and revenue -generating, which again, I think, points towards kind of the interchangeability of these entities for these folks. What I think really gets interesting is Nishad Singh, who has already pled guilty for conspiracy to defraud the federal election committee, as well as a variety of other conspiracy charges. He was one of the people who appears to have served as effectively a straw -man donor for Sam Bankman Freed, and was advised in this process by Barbara Freed, Sam's mother. At one point when they were discussing donations to her organization Mind the Gap, and she suggested that, now that my connection to Sam is publicly known, because we don't want to create the impression that funding MTG is a family affair, as opposed to a collective effort by many people, including some mystery guy Nishad Singh, which is when she was suggesting that on their end, they would prefer if his name was the one that was donating to Mind the Gap instead of Sam Bankman Freed's. And similarly, she was worried about a lot of their political donations. There's a really telling one, where she's warning him in an email, And again, later, just the last one to really put kind of a cherry on top of her seeming knowledge of some of the criminal acts that Nishad Singh has pled guilty to. She said, And I think this, as well as some of the more specific tax advice that Bankman Freed was giving on FTX their specific finances and stuff like that, point towards potential knowledge of criminal acts. I tweeted out shortly after I read through this lawsuit, or as I was about halfway through reading this lawsuit, if I'm being honest, And as you alluded to previously, that is kind of what this feels like. It feels like these two law professors, who should have known better, had high -level knowledge of things that people have already pled guilty to, and were deeply involved in the business. Bankman specifically was even mentioned on an internal document as a member of the management of FTXUS, along with only a few other names. They had knowledge, they were inside the organization, and they had some amount of presence. One last thing that I think really hammers that home. When we went to consensus, and we talked about this in our episode that we did after that, Anthony Scaramucci was talking about his experiences in the lead -up to and aftermath of the FTX collapse. And one thing he said that seemed to be corroborated in the lawsuit is that Bankman was involved in them attempting to get the emergency funding. And as we said, and we shared the audio clip of Scaramucci saying it, Bankman apparently told Scaramucci, Anthony or intimated to him, that there was an asset liability mismatch at FTX. What happened to me is I was actually speaking in Sarasota, Florida. There was rumblings that day, I think it was November the 6th or something like that, or 7th. The Monday was the 7th. And then I got back to New York and I spoke to Sam's dad about the problem, and it was intimated to me that it was an asset liability mismatch, that they were leading redemptions and there were assets available, but they weren't necessarily liquid, and they needed time to get the liquidity, and they were looking for some rescue plans. And so at that time, I was a good citizen and a partner in the business. In fact, they owned a piece of my business. I was certainly trying to help them on their fundraising round.

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on Jim Bohannon

Jim Bohannon

00:05 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "december" discussed on Jim Bohannon

"Going to be October 14th and 15th. Yes. Around Christmas time, let's skip into December for It's a a minute. Trans A night -Siberian of trans Orchestra -siberian tribute. orchestra. The light What is show, this? Yes, the choir, our tickets will everything. go on sale We're October very excited 1st. to host it this year So on it's an orchestral December Arrangement with a little accompanying light show. Yes. Yes. And where do they host that? Where do you do that? We're doing it at was the ranked Princeton number High three School Auditorium most charming actually. small towns in Illinois. Princeton Yes. Absolutely. It I love sounds that. like it's Is there sort a of like restaurant if Ron that Howard I should was absolutely going to make go? a movie about Is there a America. pub or brewery in town? Where do people eat and drink in Princeton? Yes. Well, breweries we actually have a brand new brewery in eat Princeton. place that We're very really proud draws of that, Coal Creek people Brewing from Company. out of town to Princeton is the prime quarter. To eat, Have you we're eating a at the great Prime evening Quarter. out at the Prime Quarter. You I've been to those can kind of grill restaurants, your own but steak they will cook there. the food for you. It's They will also always cook it a for you. We have these giant open grills in the restaurant and the guys stand around drink the beer and cook the steaks to them or and the fish talk about and the game. act And the ladies like drink heroes. wine at the table. This is the way we used You to all do it. have And then we'd something bring called the steaks the Z Tour bike ride. Yes. When and what is that? So that in June. Princeton. And Z it raises Tour money is for our a the Ziering Child very Enrichment Center easy in one and everyone ride. ranging It's from 10 a miles it's to 100 a bike ride miles. that can it's for anyone And we have we are actually Princeton is a bike friendly community because we have the So if I came bike to Princeton, routes set maybe up I'll throughout drive town. there or take the train there. And But if I we're have my bike, also this very would be proud an easy of that. Oh, so Definitely could. thing to do. Princeton Yes. Sounds and the website is like you've PrincetonTourism got a good fall plan. Victoria Yepsen .com. is the director of tourism I think that Civil War reenactment sounds fascinating. I'm intrigued by the Trans Siberian October extra 13th tribute. I and 14th. Park. didn't know there was All right, That's a right tribute around Victoria. the band corner. Nice to meet to you. that. Thanks for And Oktoberfest coming in. And they've got is Yes. a big Thanks fall for September festival having me. coming 30th up Hey, give us a the listen. local resources Join of us. Channel 9 It's the Lisa and Densho the national weekdays resources at two on of WGN cable news radio network NewsNation. with This

A highlight from Renee and Their Labels

Mutually CoDopendent

07:43 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Renee and Their Labels

"Hey guys, welcome to Mutually Codependent, I'm Jen. And I'm Adam. And today we have a very special guest. Welcome Renee to the show. Hello. Hello. Hello. Should we get a little button so we could have like applause? Yeah, a little soundboard. Yeah, yeah. It's lonely in my head without that stuff. It's much quieter with meds. So Renee is the store manager for our Round Rock store. They are affiliated with our store. So it's not just a random person, but that's cool. It would be weird. Store manager Round Rock, how long? It's been over a year, April. April is a year late manager being here. Oh, being manager. No, I made manager in December last year. Yeah. So when I started working from home. Yeah. It was around that time. But you've been with us a year and a half. Yeah. Yeah. It's goes by so fast these days. I really felt like the other day was just like, oh, it's Renee's one year anniversary. No, it's that's a while away now. I think you started the end of March. So there's the strain of the show so that we have the the justification for the smoking, which I already started. Hold on. Hold on. I got. Oh, that was the box of matches falling. Renee's too Renee's good for the lighters. I taste the butane. I don't know how to also describe it. I had a friend who turned me on to using matches. You wait for the little little bulb to burn. You wait till it gets to the wood and it's virtually tasteless. So I started using matches a lot more since you came over the first time. But I did think that it was funny because we had this like disco. Oh, yeah, you can taste the butane. I'm like, oh, I know what I'd like to do to avoid the taste of butane in my mouth. I'd like to make sure there's at least four or five seconds of very sharp sulfur in my nose before. Because because that's better. I mean, what is these days? What is what is? I just always I make the mistake of lighting the match when it's right under my nose. So if I were to just fix that, it's it's the sort of you try. You strike it away from yourself. I had to learn the hard way to where I was just like, whoo. Shit. Well, we aren't supposed to like the smell of matches lighting. Well, not right under your nose and not as a replacement for the subtle taste of butane. I mean, but I think it's like cilantro. If you taste it, you taste it. If you don't, you don't. So I'm not judging. I'm just being a shit. I mean, when you're not. So what we're what we're smoking straight to the show, the strain of the show today is jelly rancher. Um, jelly rancher. This is brought to you by actually, I think this is hemp living. Hemp living. There we go. It's one of the brands that we sell in the store and it is available online, I believe, as well. Jelly rancher is known as a sativa. That is 26 percent THC, a considered a sativa dominant hybrid. It's been described as happy, giggly, focused feeling with notes of berries and citrus. Beta -cariophalina is the main terpene, which is the same terpene that's in black pepper and cinnamon. It's it's a little peppery. Did you just fucking? I just dropped my cherry on the. You just dumped your cherry into the ashtray. I didn't mean to. Incense, incense. So scoop it up. Scoop it up. I don't know if that's possible. So don't don't use your finger. We have tools. We're humans. We have a lot of lead. If you know that one dies, you can just like your pre -roll. We'll probably do that. Stoners. Hey, one problem at a time. Yeah, if anything, we're we're true engineers. True engineers. Well, you said did I show you the pictures of those like super old like methods of smoking? No, that I found when I was doing the research for the Bastrop thing. No, it's pretty fucking cool. Yeah, it's basically they they carved out a hole in a. Like a like a log, I guess. And they would heat up rocks and put the rocks on the cannabis, so they'd stuff the hole full of cannabis. Like imagine it was like, I don't know, a couple inches in diameter. Like golf ball would fit in it. Right. And it was like a segment of a branch with the golf ball size hole pulled out of it. Shove a bunch of weed in there and then take stones that were heated from the fire and drop them on top. Yeah. So they were literally vaping it. Yeah. It was like old old school vaping technique. Does remind me of the time when I was actually first introduced to weed. It was at a party. And they smoked through an apple. I've done that. Yeah, they cut a hole top and bottom, put some foil on it and and went to town. I mean, I didn't smoke because I was a goody two shoes back then. But, you know, we change. We evolve. Yeah. You know, the thing about people is we can change our beliefs based on our experiences. Yeah. Truly pattern seeking if we choose to. I saw a guy in TikTok the other day smoke weed out of a headrest from a car and a car like still. Yes. And so, yeah, like he took it off. He opened he put he put his weed like down the hole of the metal on one side. Like it was his joint. So he put his joint down one side, like down. And then he just I don't something how he like breathed in through the other side and he was able to smoke. How carcinogens many do you think it was so stupid? So the headrest, oh, the head rest of your car, pulling off the headdress the two holes are and using the actual chair itself, because that sounds like a great idea to be a car made in the 70s full of asbestos. His friend was like, if you were a loved one who suffers from mesothelioma, I miss my popcorn ceilings, OK? Oh, we have popcorn ceiling looked up, actually. So we have modern popcorn ceiling. So it's not as best as terrible. I just think it's fine. I just see you look up as soon as I say that. Oh, somebody was talking about it before and she was like, was it Jackie telling us to get rid of it? I don't know. You got to get rid of your popcorn. I was like, no, then it echoes. And they're like, yeah, but it's OK. No, it's not. No, we're good. We don't own this house. So we put together a list of things to talk about. Yeah, I guess we could read it. Well, we could just kind of go through it. Yeah, we could keep the audience on edge. Keep them on edge. Hey, are you on edge? Stormy. Stormy. Lily Reagan.

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on Latina to Latina

Latina to Latina

00:01 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "december" discussed on Latina to Latina

"And so by doing that, seeing the effects of it, I started doing it more and more and being more intentional about it. And I started to realize that, like, through many points in my life, I wanted to run. Like, I thought that life would be different if I just picked up and moved and then I would try picking up and moving and the same feelings would follow me. And it was like, OK, maybe it's not outside, maybe it's inside, maybe I need to deal with this. And so that is where this, like, emphasis on joy and peace and all of those things that I want people to have come from, because it wasn't a certain amount of money I needed to make to be happy. It wasn't having the perfect partner or being in this place or all of those things. Like, it started within and then it started to reflect outwardly and it gave me a sustainable amount of happiness and joy and peace. And it wasn't just like, oh, my job is going well, I'm happy. Oh, I lost my job. So now I have nothing. It kind of gave me that balance of, like, whether things are up or down. Like, I have what I need to feel good. A big part of your ethos is this idea of showing up as your best authentic self. Do you have practices that you come back to that allow you to show up in that way? Definitely the way that I'm speaking to myself. Definitely the way that I'm keeping track of my small wins and expressing gratitude, gratitude for nothing, gratitude for everything. It definitely helps me. It helps me to remember that, like I said, everything is inside. It's not outside. And that is what has allowed me, I think, to keep climbing. And that is the part of myself that I started losing when I had those feelings I was talking about last December was like, I wasn't doing as many gratitude practices because it was go, go, go, expand, expand, expand. And I needed to remember that that is just as important as achieving. I have a business question, which is thousands of people now own pieces of your art. How did you figure out how to price your art? I think pricing is always kind of a work in progress. And I wanted my work, especially the prints, I wanted them to be accessible. I didn't want them to be out of reach. So I compared my prices to like people in my industry and there was a higher end and a lower end. And so I tried to match up the quality with the access I wanted people to have and kind of land at a happy medium. Reina, there are people who want to be the next Reina Noriega, and there are also people who work at big brands and they're trying to find someone like you and bring someone like you into the fold. With those two audiences in mind, is there anything you want to share? I would say that regardless of where they fit into that mold, whether they would like to have a successful career or if they would like to work with an artist, the biggest thing that this industry has taught me in this world has taught me is that there's a lot of love that we need and integrity. I would like everyone to start there with being intentional about storytelling and being honest with ourselves and being true to ourselves. There's so much chasing that's going on because sometimes we feel like there's not enough opportunity or we have to be something other than ourselves to get certain results. And the best things in my life have come from authenticity. It might take a little longer, but that's what's going to last. And for me, the sustainability is key. Like I don't want to be a one hit wonder or an overnight success. I want a long, fruitful career. Social media and the speed and AI and all these things are pushing us to go faster, faster, faster, faster, and I don't see any of it lasting. So I hope that the people who are hoping to work with someone like me and the people who are hoping to show up like me know that, like, I am taking my time to build something of quality that will last and not just jumping on trends or trying to be the next this or the next that. Like, I just I want to be me and I want to share that love.That resonates so deeply. Reina, thank you so much for doing this. Thank you so much for having me. Thanks for listening. Latina to Latina is executive produced and owned by Juleka L'Antigua and me, Alicia Menendez. Paulina Velasco is our producer. Cochin to Shiro is our lead producer. Trend Light Burn mixed this episode. We love hearing from you. Email us at hola at latinatilatina.com, slide into our DMs on Instagram or tweet us at Latina to Latina. Check out our merchandise at latinatilatina.com slash shop. And remember to subscribe or follow us on radio, public Apple podcast, Google podcast, good pods, wherever you're listening right now. Every time you share the podcast, every time you leave a review, you help us to grow as a community.

A highlight from Interest Rate Hikes FINISHED?! (Crypto War NOT Over)

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast

13:29 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Interest Rate Hikes FINISHED?! (Crypto War NOT Over)

"Welcome to Discover Crypto! It is September 20th. It's 11 .30am. How are we all doing? We got Drew and AJ on the ones and twos today, folks. We're going to talk about the Fed. We're going to talk about what are they going to be saying with the interest rate hikes. And also we're going to be talking about Bitcoin and other cryptos. AJ, how are you doing today? I'm doing great, man. Another day in the life. Let's get it. Drew, how are you doing? Oh, just great. You know, can't complain. Well, you can. You can. You complain when you get home. You'd like, you know, just really vent to your two -year -old. Yeah, that's where I do it. Deezy, did you see the tweet that went out yesterday about the show I'm doing with from George from Cryptos R Us? What? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, he's with Blockchain Boy and Neutron. Joshua Jay. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. So we're all like, it's for crew, like, plus, you know, and basically we're all doing something different. I believe, like, Josh is doing like a news kind of show and Blockchain Boys. I'm not really sure what Blockchain Boys doing, but I know the videos are going to start coming out here pretty soon. We're still like brainstorming my concept, but I have a really good, like, rough idea of what I'm doing. But it's going to be really interesting to see how, like, where this goes. And I'm just fun to excited to do something different, you know? And I'm excited. We got Frankie Candles doing the charts today. I see Frankie getting ready in his neon square. He's in his, like, little neon area. I don't know if, oh, he can hear me. He's showing some recognition and anticipation of what Deezy is going to say next. Yeah, we saw the Donald Trump Jr. tweets. It looks like he got hacked. Also, Rob, you're popping it. Hey, we're going to see you back. Can't wait till you come back. All right, let's just get right into crypto. Marc Kepson's Drew is done. Am I too tall? Am I too tall? Too tall for the camera? Look, I got to stand. I got to do these shows a lot, you know? I take the shoes off. So I shrink, you know? They come in. I'm like 6 '11", and I take the shoes off. Then I drop back down to 6 '3". I got the Tom Cruise lifts. All right, Bitcoin is falling a little bit, folks. We were in the green this morning when I first woke up. Now we are down 0 .6%, and Ethereum is down 1 .3%. But XRP looks pretty good. XRP is up. It is up 0 .8 % on the day so far. Meanwhile, Cardano, I woke up this morning. It was up, but now it's down. It is down 0 .7%. Dogecoin down 1 .3%. TonCoin finally cooling off a little bit for the week here. It is down 1 .2%. Litecoin has taken a little bit of a beating, folks. Litecoin is down 5%. We talked about Litecoin a little bit yesterday on ATB. I highly recommend you check that out after this stream. All right, let's look at the top gainers. Then we're going to look at the top losers. You know, I have a streak of keeping my coins in the losers, but not today, folks. I'm feeling good. In fact, maybe I'll have a coin in the top 10. Who knows? All right, here we have Caspa leading the way. Caspa is just on fire, folks. The people who bought Caspa at $0 .01, $0 .02, looking good. Just put in a higher high too. You got past that last one, yep. All right, we are now above a nickel, and it looks like maybe price discovery mode for a Caspa. XDC is up 4 .3%. Maker is up. Radix is up. Aave is up. I have a coin in the ties. A little Solana. I think maybe I have some Arbitrum. Maybe. I'm not even sure I have to check. Then we have, you know, XRP is up 0 .8%. We got gold. Gold's moving to the upside. The graph moving to the upside, even though Bitcoin and ETH are down. Okay, so it's not all blood in the streets, but hopefully, it's not going to be blood in Deasy's wallet, guys. And again, I promise you, I do not check this ahead of time. I kind of like being surprised. I like discovering it with you. So let's discover cryptos, Deasy's coins in here. I'm looking good today. All right, I don't know how long the streak has been continuing. I don't know when's the last. I think I last held Litecoin in 2021. Never had Thor, Phrax, eCash, or I know Frankie likes to trade Adam. I like to trade Eve. So maybe we'll talk to him about the Adam is falling 4 % here. Litecoin down 5%. Thor chained down 5%. Any of these coins, you know, peak it. Well, if you go at it, I do have two in the top 10. I got two in the top 10. Just, you know, just to make it feel good. But any of these screaming at you here? Yeah, Thor, Litecoin, Phrax. Not surprised really to see. I mean, everything kind of came up yesterday. I'm still kind of sticking to the theory that the pump we're seeing could possibly be a bull trap. I think, you know, when we get into the FOMC news, the pauses that is likely coming is going to be bullish for the sentiment. I'm just still like kind of macro worried based off of the stock market sharks. Actually, the Algorand, you know, down 2 .8%. That one's kind of obviously yelling at me a little bit. I have a theory coming up, but I'm not going to say it right now. But I'm making a video about it, about Algorand. So stay tuned for that. OK, so you're going to create more? I'm going to create more. I create more crypto content every day and some of it's about Algorand. But I like how it's a period. Create more. No exclamation point. Just create. It's more like create more. Oh, OK. Great. More. Great. Great. Yeah. All right. Well, we're going to create some stories here about the feds. What are they doing? I don't know if we've ever had an article from this news organization. ABC. Shout out to Mickey Mouse and the Disney crew here. Fed to decide on a rate hike. Testing optimism about a soft landing as inflation rises again. Upon announcing the Fed Reserve's latest rate hike decision in July, Jerome Powell spoke out a lectern in Washington, DC for a half hour before he dropped a bombshell. The Central Bank staff has abandoned its forecast of a recession. Staff at the Fed, in other words, now expect the Central Bank to achieve a soft landing, an outcome in which the US brings down inflation while avoiding a downturn. Inflation has ticked up for two consecutive months, reversing some of the progress made in the effort to bring price increases down to normal levels. Meanwhile, oil prices have soared, threatening to push inflation even higher. Well, they got like moving ads. Whoa, whoa, what's going on here? Calm down, ABC. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Fed to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged, affording policymakers time to weigh their next move as a rapid series of previous rate hikes take full effect. I was looking at Caleb Franzen's tweets. We're at 99 % on the prediction market unchanged today, right? Have you been looking at the, when is the next one? Is it November? I can pull the calendar. I'm pretty sure it's the end of October. I think it's like maybe on Halloween. Let me double check. Oh, on Halloween is going to be spooky. Okay, Drew, are you going to give out candy this Halloween? Absolutely. You know, but actually I'll be doing candied apples. Okay, I'm going to be giving out pamphlets on inflation to children. Yeah, you know, you could have got Reese's pieces, but blame Jerome Powell. You can take advantage of the time and the season to teach your children about tax. Tax them. Like attacking kids for their pillowcases of candy? Taxing them heavily. Yeah, take 33 % of every Snickers bar they get. That's right. Yeah, that's just the way it is. Why wait? Welcome to America, you know? And yeah, the next FOMC is October 31st, November 1st, so. Okay, okay. October 31st. All right, all right. Halloween, what's Jerome Powell going to dress up as? Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Pat, do you want us to dress up on the channel? I might be willing to dress up in a costume. I might be willing. You know, every - I could break out the green spandex, go old school. You know, every Halloween, AJ disappears and a Mr. Meeseeks just shows up. Okay, I heard existence is pain though. Existence is pain. We're not fumbling around for meaning here, Deezy. All right. Well, I'm fumbling around for this rate of inflation. It eases slightly 6 .7 % despite the oil prices surging. You know, like we said, I think the oil is going to be a leading indicator, so inflation will trickle down from the oil prices. If you want to think about it, it's going to cost more money to get those bananas to drive from point A to point B because they're going to have to spend more in the gas tank. This is going to be - It's just give it a while, let it roll out to the rest of the economy. Namely, food. Oil prices really, really like to impact food prices a couple months down the line. Well, we're looking at the ONS as the Office for National Statistics, and they said the consumer price index measure slowed in the 12 months to August from the 6 .8 figure reported the previous month thanks to food rising at a weaker pace during the month compared to August 22. During the X minute, I have a tweet about Canadian food prices, and I just kind of look at where they've gone over the past 20 years. It is shocking. It is shocking. I used Bard. I was like, this doesn't feel right for the price. I went to a Canadian grocery store, and I went low. I went low. There's expensive eggs and cheap eggs. I typed in the cheap egg price. It was still very scary. All right, well, we have predictions. Jerome Powell's got his ideas. You notice I was thinking about this BlackRock. What is BlackRock thinking about all this? BlackRock and others predict the Fed's next move. What does it mean for Bitcoin though? According to Marilyn Watson, is a BlackRock's head of global fundamental income strategy. The central bank's federal funds target rate will remain roughly the same until the end of the year going through its September, November, and December meetings. For the record, I think the economic data has consistently surprised to the upside, she said. That includes GDP, the unemployment rate, and the labor market. Beware, beware of recession. The analyst has previously argued that Bitcoin's price is macroeconomic determined by conditions, including its four -year cycles, which I am still a firm believer in for this cycle. Might be less of an effect of the previous one, but I'm still a believer in the four -year cycle, going to push Bitcoin to the new high. I do think we'll set in a new all -time high. I don't think we're going to hit a quarter million dollars in two years, but I think we're going to flirt with $100K, which they do not believe are related to the Bitcoin halving. So they're saying the four -year cycle is not related. I don't know what they're saying here. Risk assets go lower in recessions. So I'd expect Bitcoin would not perform well in that environment. It has not seen a real recession in its existence. It was birthed out of a recession, but yeah, hasn't really gone through one from the beginning stages to the end there. Yeah, there's never been a Bitcoin bull run during a phase of quantitative tightening. We've always been quantitatively easing the money supply anytime Bitcoin goes up into the right. And that obviously is what it takes. I think they're kind of leaning into if we're in a recession, and that lines up with the four -year cycle. But just so far, we're three for three with the having idea playing out. And the trend hasn't broken yet, so that's why I always say sticking to November 25 as a benchmark, but that's just a benchmark. It could be behind that. It could be in front of that. We don't have a crystal ball, but we can go off the pattern that we've seen before. All right. Well, speaking of quantitative tightening, we also have calfskin tightening, the tightest calfskin in the entire world. I don't care if you have a baby cow jacket for an extra small on an 800 -pound man, there is no tighter calfskin than the man I'm looking at right now. That is Frankie Candles. Frankie Candles, welcome back. How's it doing? Does it feel good? It feels good. The calfskin is tight, and so is Bitcoin's price action. But yeah, I don't want to waste time here. Let's go ahead and jump right into the charts here. Now, here we are. Now, obviously, I talk about this all the time. I don't typically trade on newsdays like this. It is usually a complete washing machine. Usually the shorts get wrecked, then the longs get wrecked, or the longs get wrecked, and then the shorts get wrecked. So I don't typically trade. Now, I am in a few trades right now. I am in this Bitcoin long right now. I have profits locked in on this trade and my stop loss is at my entry. So kind of how I am playing this today is I'm going to be holding my long. I am long from about $25 ,000 to $50 ,000 just below this range. And again, I have taken profits on that stop loss at break even. And then I am also in a short position from somewhere up here. I am slightly in profit on the short position. So I am long up and now I am in this small short position that is in slight profit. However, this is kind of how I'm playing this today, DZ. Because basically, like I said, I never recommend people trade on these newsdays just because of the complete unpredictable volatility that you're likely to see. Now, the last FOMC meeting, I believe, was on the 25th, 26th of July. I believe someone could correct me if I'm wrong on that. But we actually have seen a few FOMC meetings where we didn't really have too much happen. And I've been telling people that we are likely in that kind of boring accumulation phase of the bear market. A lot of times, if you go back to at least the 2017 or 2018, 2019 bear market, we had that bear market rally. And once we topped off at that point, we kind of just bled out. And for the most part, if you kind of just ignore this panic wick from March of 2020, which was obviously a Black Swan event, we kind of just wiggled sideways. We got that big bear market rally, we topped off, bled out a little bit, and then we just kind of went sideways again with the exception of that panic wick. And I do think we are in somewhat of a similar situation here where the rest of this bear market may not be the most exciting thing ever. But for today, basically how I'm handling this, DZ, is I'm going to be kind of...

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Fresh update on "december" discussed on Latina to Latina

Latina to Latina

00:08 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "december" discussed on Latina to Latina

"Did you manage the business side for yourself or do you have someone who handles all of that incoming for you? I was completely on my own until late 2020, and then I've had a manager for the last two and a half years and now I'm going back to managing everything myself. Can you talk me through the evolution of thought? I've seen the advantage of having someone filter through those opportunities because otherwise your inbox is just full of random things. And then there are times where someone is handling it for you and you think I would have handled that differently if I would have been one on one with the brand, if I was interacting with them rather than having someone between us. So talk to me both about the decision to take someone on and then the reversion to doing it yourself. Having a manager, it ended up coming naturally. I ended up meeting someone that was the perfect fit for me because I was always kind of stressed out about like someone not really aligning with my goals or not being able to like speak for me the way that I wanted to be spoken for. It taught me a lot about what was possible, like a lot of things that I had just accepted. And I was like, that's the way that it is. I watched my manager like negotiate like, you know, payment terms and net 60s and 90s and those things, higher rates. Obviously, as an artist, you're practicing as long as your needs are met, like sometimes you're not thinking, oh, I should have made 10 times that. So having a manager really helped me to see that my work was valuable and that me as a person that is co-signing these big businesses, that is valuable because they're going to use my image, the way that my audience respects me, my identity as a woman of color. They're going to use all of that to enhance their business. And so that was super important for me to kind of like understand and put my foot down about those things. But in the process, I kind of lost myself and my love for the art. And I started like 2020 was the year of responsibility. Every time I wanted to do something, the back of my head, this word responsibility kept coming up and I felt like I had the responsibility of like growing the business. And making sure that everyone else was able to grow and making sure that everyone else was able to profit and making sure that this was like this well-oiled machine. And so I was going, going, going, going and thinking in a way that just didn't align with the artists and me. And there wasn't enough of that to sustain the business me. How did you know? Like, is it that you felt it in your body? Were you unable to produce artwork? What was it that crystallized for you that in the interest of chasing the business, you were losing the core of the art, which was, of course, the foundation of the business? Last December, I went through a very dark period where I was not my optimistic self. And I felt defeated by a lot of things, defeated by what was going on in the world, just filled with worry. And it wasn't my normal way of thinking. And it started to alarm me because I had never been in a place where I was like, what's the point? Like, why do I keep fighting? Why do I keep doing this and that? And I didn't like that because I don't know what that feeling and what that thinking evolves into. And I didn't think it was good. And so I kind of like had some time to step back, step back from that relationship with my manager. And in the absence, I realized that, like, I didn't desire more of it. It wasn't like I took time off and I was like, I really can't wait to talk to my manager and strategize and do that. I was just like, if not, if not having any more deals means that I don't have to, like, talk and strategize and think this way, then, like, I'm fine. I don't think that's the way that it's supposed to work. Something probably needs to change right about now. Reina, your bio says you have seen the power of introspection, self-reflection and healing. Can you give me an example of when in your own life those have come into play? Constantly, every day. My books are a reflection of that. I would say around the time when I was teaching and imagining more for myself, I started to write down the things that I was thinking and feeling. And when I would look back at those thoughts and that journaling, it would show me that, like, everything that I thought was so bad was a part of the journey. And it was teaching me the lessons so that I could evolve. And it was exposing me to pain points and it was exposing me to trauma and healing that needed to happen.

A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER TO BE GRILLED ON CRYPTO SOON! NYDFS BLACKLIST RIPPLE XRP & DOGECOIN, CBDC PRIVACY ISSUES

Thinking Crypto News & Interviews

05:31 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER TO BE GRILLED ON CRYPTO SOON! NYDFS BLACKLIST RIPPLE XRP & DOGECOIN, CBDC PRIVACY ISSUES

"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review it supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, quick news about the Fed right now, they are pausing rate hikes, but we know they are leaving the option on the table to be able to raise rates again. And we know these rate hikes and the fight against inflation does have an impact on the markets. Now, Bitcoin and the crypto market, of course, have rallied from the lows of December 2022. And we are obviously not going to new all time highs right now, but it's certainly a bounce off the lows. So I've been saying we're in that transition phase between the bear and the bull market. And next year is the halving. And I think the bull market officially starts then. But we'll see how the Fed's news has an impact on the markets. Look, the Fed, they've been raising rates all this year and the markets have been going up. So let's see what they decide to do historically, based on the charts and all the data. When they start cutting is when we need to kind of worry during that period. And once they start quantitative easing, guys, global liquidity will come back and asset prices will continue to rally. So short term, a lot of uncertainty, maybe a little bit more pain, but long term, we are headed back to the bull market. The bull runs just we are in this tightening period and we have to be patient and go through it. And then we will be back in good times, as they would say. Now let's move ahead, because the date is set, folks, September twenty seventh, corrupt scumbag regulator Gary Gensler will be testifying before the House Financial Committee. And it will be, of course, a much less friendly venue than what he experienced with the banking GOP, as we're going to see the folks who oversee the SEC, the House Financial Committee, you know, really put down the hammer on Gary Gensler and grill him like they did last time. Remember the last time Patrick McHenry and many of these members gave him laser pointed questions. Is he theorem of security? Is XRP a security rate? I'm very curious how they're going to grill him this time, because obviously he took a big loss. The SEC and Gary Gensler took a big loss in the ripple lawsuit. They also lost the grayscale. The judge recently shut down their ability to do any discovery with Binance U .S. So the judicial branch and the courts and so forth are not putting up with the lies, corruption and hypocrisy of the SEC. They abide by the law. So Gary Gensler and the SEC have not been trying to abide by the law. Remember what Judge Sarah Netburn said in the ripple lawsuit. The SEC lacks faithful allegiance to the law. Imagine being a government agency that's supposed to have integrity, that's supposed to protect investors and be the good guys. You are being told you don't abide by the law. And this is what I've been saying for years. The SEC is rotten at its core. It's fallen far from its core mission. And not to mention the Bill Hinman situation and a theorem free pass and much more. So mark your calendars, folks. Gary Gensler is going to be grilled and it's going to be 10 a .m. on Wednesday, September 27 to next Wednesday. And we shall see how that goes. I'm sure there's going to be fireworks. Now here's something that's very funny. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, him and his team, his legal team were in D .C. He said they were meeting with members of Congress and their global policy team were trying to figure out regulations. And he said, can't get regulatory clarity without actually engaging with the elected officials who are proposing bills. He also posted a picture of him and Stuart Allerani, chief legal officer, in front of the SEC building with their hands up like, yeah, you know, we had to take a picture in front of the SEC building while in town. In case you're wondering, no, Chair Gensler did not invite us in. I love it. Very, very funny. So, you know, Gary Gensler is a clown. Everybody's laughing at him now. He's such a buffoon. And, you know, I've said it many times, he's a puppet on strings. He's doing the bidding of the TradFi incumbents, which is sad, right? Just corrupt. You're supposed to be protecting investors, having a fair free market, you know, whether it be startups, new industries and so forth. Just looking to protect investors, not doing the bidding of the TradFi giants. And you know, we'll see how this once again, this hearing goes on the 27th. Now quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been using Uphold since 2018. I've interviewed their CEO and many folks on this platform so I can vouch for them. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and 37 national fiat currencies, and you can easily swap between them. So that makes this platform very unique. If you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. All right, folks, we got some attack coming from the New York crypto regulators really removing Dogecoin, XRP and Litecoin off their token green list.

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A highlight from Crypto Update  |  Championing Crypto Causes and the Latest DeFi Breach With Host Noelle Acheson

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

08:05 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Crypto Update | Championing Crypto Causes and the Latest DeFi Breach With Host Noelle Acheson

"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from Coindesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, Coindesk collaborator and author of The Crypto's Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about crypto activism and another DeFi hack. And just a reminder, Coindesk is a new source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Crypto assets were mixed today. At 10 a .m. Eastern time, Bitcoin was up almost eight -tenths of a percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $27 ,164. Ether, on the other hand, was down four -tenths of trading at $1 ,631. Ether's underperformance could be a market reaction to a series of reports from blockchain sleuths of large transfers of the asset to exchanges. While it is hard to know exactly what is behind on -chain movements, the reports could be enough to spook some investors into getting out ahead of what might be potential sell pressure. Meanwhile, Bitcoin trading volume continues to fall. A report from K33 Research published yesterday shows that Bitcoin spot volumes dropped a further 8 % over the past seven days. This has been driven largely by sharp declines in activity on Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange in terms of trading volume. The seven -day spot volume average on Binance is down 57 % since the beginning of the month. Most other exchanges are flat over the same period, with Coinbase registering a 9 % increase. It remains to be seen where the volumes leaving Binance will end up, if anywhere. Much of the drop could be from more liquidity providers leaving the platform in the face of intensifying legal pressure on the exchange from US regulators. This is likely to have a further dampening effect on liquidity, which could further delay the entrance of large investors. Institutions generally need a certain amount of liquidity to be assured that their orders won't unduly distort the market, and that they could exit easily if necessary. In traditional markets, US stocks are heading up this morning as traders brace for the FOMC rates decision later today. The S &P 500 was up over 0 .3%, the Nasdaq up 0 .2%, and the Dow Jones up almost 0 .5%. While the market is pricing at a pause, attention is now focusing on the likelihood of another hike before the end of the year. CME futures show odds swinging in favour of no more hikes this year, implying that the peak is already in. This would be good news for stocks which are already looking ahead to the likely timing of rate cuts. The bond market, however, is signalling that it expects US rates to be higher for longer. This morning, the yield on the 10 -year US Treasury reached its highest point since 2007. The updated FOMC summary of economic projections due to be published today should shed some light on the Fed's expectations for rate cuts next year. In Europe, the FTSE 100 jumped this morning on news that UK inflation came in lower than expected. The year -on -year increase for August was 6 .7%, notably better than the consensus forecast of 7%, and the lowest level in 18 months. Tomorrow, we hear from the Bank of England as to the outlook for UK interest rates. Odds for another hike tomorrow have dropped to below 60 % after being an almost sure thing just a few days ago. Earlier this morning, the FTSE 100 and the German DAX index were up almost 0 .09%, while the Euro stock 600 was up just over 1%. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei index was down almost 0 .07%, as data out earlier today showed the country's exports dropping for the second consecutive month. In China, the Shanghai Composite fell more than 0 .5 % after Chinese banks left their benchmark loan prime rates unchanged in line with the central bank's oil prices finally seem to be taking a breather, with the Brent crude benchmark down almost 1 .5 % over the past 24 hours, trading at $94 a barrel. This comes as Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for crude to $100 a barrel, citing strong consumption coupled with production cuts. Gold saw a sharp bounce this morning, with the price jumping over 0 .5 % in half an hour, trading as high as $1 ,943 per ounce. This has led to speculation of a large buyer entering the market. It could also be a reaction to a decline today in the DXY dollar index. Stay tuned. After the break, we'll take a look at investor trust in DeFi platforms and efforts to mobilize crypto Meet voters. the all new Kraken Pro, the powerful, customizable, beautiful way to trade crypto. It's Kraken's most powerful trading platform ever, packed with trading features like advanced order management and analytics tools, all in a redesigned modular trading interface. So head to pro .kraken .com and trade like a pro. Welcome back. In this section, we're going to look at crypto activism. But first, another DeFi attack hits crypto. This morning, decentralized trading protocol Balancer said that its web front end was suffering from an exploit and urged users not to interact with the website. According to data platform DeFi Llama, Balancer has a total value locked of about $700 million, making it the fourth largest decentralized exchange. The attack comes roughly a month after Balancer warned the public about an unrelated vulnerability in the protocol's pools. On -chain data show that, so far, over 200 ,000 has been stolen in this exploit. This is not a large amount by crypto hack standards, but it is significant in that it could further weaken investor trust in DeFi platforms. Crypto exploits have caused losses of over $1 billion so far this year, according to blockchain security firm Certik. Recent hacks have highlighted that there are many potential vectors of vulnerability. It's not just the core application code. This further complicates DeFi utility for investors looking for yield, especially given the high yield available now in traditional markets with much lower risk. On a more uplifting note, Coinbase is rallying grassroots activism. Yesterday, the crypto exchange published a blog post urging crypto's 52 million users, according to the company, to call their congressman. The company's Stand with Crypto Alliance will be organizing events across nine states. Coinbase is also launching a paid media campaign that aims to show how powerful the crypto lobby can be. On December 27th, Stand with Crypto Day will convene entrepreneurs and developers from around the country in Washington DC to meet with government officials. And the platform has also launched an app to make it super easy for users to reach the right people in Congress. This could have an impact. After all, if only 10 % of the reported 52 million users make a call, that's a lot of collective phone time. It should also send a strong signal that crypto users have political opinions and that pro -innovation candidates are likely to win their support as the US elections approach. That's it for today's show. You can reach us at podcasts at coindesk .com. Do also please send us questions you'd like us to address on the Spotify Q &A. Follow us and if you like the show, please leave us a five star rating on whatever platform you're listening to us on. Markets Daily is produced and edited by Michelle Musso with executive production by Jared Schwartz. I'm Noa Latcheson for Coindesk. We're back tomorrow with more market news and insight.

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A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update  |  Championing Crypto Causes and the Latest DeFi Breach With Host Noelle Acheson

CoinDesk Podcast Network

08:05 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Championing Crypto Causes and the Latest DeFi Breach With Host Noelle Acheson

"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from Coindesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, Coindesk collaborator and author of The Crypto's Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about crypto activism and another DeFi hack. And just a reminder, Coindesk is a new source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Crypto assets were mixed today. At 10 a .m. Eastern time, Bitcoin was up almost eight -tenths of a percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $27 ,164. Ether, on the other hand, was down four -tenths of trading at $1 ,631. Ether's underperformance could be a market reaction to a series of reports from blockchain sleuths of large transfers of the asset to exchanges. While it is hard to know exactly what is behind on -chain movements, the reports could be enough to spook some investors into getting out ahead of what might be potential sell pressure. Meanwhile, Bitcoin trading volume continues to fall. A report from K33 Research published yesterday shows that Bitcoin spot volumes dropped a further 8 % over the past seven days. This has been driven largely by sharp declines in activity on Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange in terms of trading volume. The seven -day spot volume average on Binance is down 57 % since the beginning of the month. Most other exchanges are flat over the same period, with Coinbase registering a 9 % increase. It remains to be seen where the volumes leaving Binance will end up, if anywhere. Much of the drop could be from more liquidity providers leaving the platform in the face of intensifying legal pressure on the exchange from US regulators. This is likely to have a further dampening effect on liquidity, which could further delay the entrance of large investors. Institutions generally need a certain amount of liquidity to be assured that their orders won't unduly distort the market, and that they could exit easily if necessary. In traditional markets, US stocks are heading up this morning as traders brace for the FOMC rates decision later today. The S &P 500 was up over 0 .3%, the Nasdaq up 0 .2%, and the Dow Jones up almost 0 .5%. While the market is pricing at a pause, attention is now focusing on the likelihood of another hike before the end of the year. CME futures show odds swinging in favour of no more hikes this year, implying that the peak is already in. This would be good news for stocks which are already looking ahead to the likely timing of rate cuts. The bond market, however, is signalling that it expects US rates to be higher for longer. This morning, the yield on the 10 -year US Treasury reached its highest point since 2007. The updated FOMC summary of economic projections due to be published today should shed some light on the Fed's expectations for rate cuts next year. In Europe, the FTSE 100 jumped this morning on news that UK inflation came in lower than expected. The year -on -year increase for August was 6 .7%, notably better than the consensus forecast of 7%, and the lowest level in 18 months. Tomorrow, we hear from the Bank of England as to the outlook for UK interest rates. Odds for another hike tomorrow have dropped to below 60 % after being an almost sure thing just a few days ago. Earlier this morning, the FTSE 100 and the German DAX index were up almost 0 .09%, while the Euro stock 600 was up just over 1%. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei index was down almost 0 .07%, as data out earlier today showed the country's exports dropping for the second consecutive month. In China, the Shanghai Composite fell more than 0 .5 % after Chinese banks left their benchmark loan prime rates unchanged in line with the central bank's oil prices finally seem to be taking a breather, with the Brent crude benchmark down almost 1 .5 % over the past 24 hours, trading at $94 a barrel. This comes as Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for crude to $100 a barrel, citing strong consumption coupled with production cuts. Gold saw a sharp bounce this morning, with the price jumping over 0 .5 % in half an hour, trading as high as $1 ,943 per ounce. This has led to speculation of a large buyer entering the market. It could also be a reaction to a decline today in the DXY dollar index. Stay tuned. After the break, we'll take a look at investor trust in DeFi platforms and efforts to mobilize crypto Meet voters. the all new Kraken Pro, the powerful, customizable, beautiful way to trade crypto. It's Kraken's most powerful trading platform ever, packed with trading features like advanced order management and analytics tools, all in a redesigned modular trading interface. So head to pro .kraken .com and trade like a pro. Welcome back. In this section, we're going to look at crypto activism. But first, another DeFi attack hits crypto. This morning, decentralized trading protocol Balancer said that its web front end was suffering from an exploit and urged users not to interact with the website. According to data platform DeFi Llama, Balancer has a total value locked of about $700 million, making it the fourth largest decentralized exchange. The attack comes roughly a month after Balancer warned the public about an unrelated vulnerability in the protocol's pools. On -chain data show that, so far, over 200 ,000 has been stolen in this exploit. This is not a large amount by crypto hack standards, but it is significant in that it could further weaken investor trust in DeFi platforms. Crypto exploits have caused losses of over $1 billion so far this year, according to blockchain security firm Certik. Recent hacks have highlighted that there are many potential vectors of vulnerability. It's not just the core application code. This further complicates DeFi utility for investors looking for yield, especially given the high yield available now in traditional markets with much lower risk. On a more uplifting note, Coinbase is rallying grassroots activism. Yesterday, the crypto exchange published a blog post urging crypto's 52 million users, according to the company, to call their congressman. The company's Stand with Crypto Alliance will be organizing events across nine states. Coinbase is also launching a paid media campaign that aims to show how powerful the crypto lobby can be. On December 27th, Stand with Crypto Day will convene entrepreneurs and developers from around the country in Washington DC to meet with government officials. And the platform has also launched an app to make it super easy for users to reach the right people in Congress. This could have an impact. After all, if only 10 % of the reported 52 million users make a call, that's a lot of collective phone time. It should also send a strong signal that crypto users have political opinions and that pro -innovation candidates are likely to win their support as the US elections approach. That's it for today's show. You can reach us at podcasts at coindesk .com. Do also please send us questions you'd like us to address on the Spotify Q &A. Follow us and if you like the show, please leave us a five star rating on whatever platform you're listening to us on. Markets Daily is produced and edited by Michelle Musso with executive production by Jared Schwartz. I'm Noa Latcheson for Coindesk. We're back tomorrow with more market news and insight.

Michelle Musso Noelle Acheson Jared Schwartz Noa Latcheson $1 ,631 Washington Dc Wednesday, September 20Th, 202 $27 ,164 Goldman Sachs December 27Th 6 .7% Europe Five Star 0 .2% August Asia Tomorrow Over 200 ,000 China Fomc
A highlight from Courts Hand SEC Half an L in Binance US Case

The Breakdown

13:33 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Courts Hand SEC Half an L in Binance US Case

"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 19th, and today we are talking about Binance and their SEC court decision yesterday. Is it significant? And is it just kicking the can down the road? We will go through all of that. Before we do, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, it is a day that ends in Y, so there is, of course, another Binance story. Binance had a fairly big day in court on Monday in their legal battle with the SEC. Leading into the hearing, the allegations and speculation had started to reach a fever pitch. The SEC had begun to hone in on the theory that Binance U .S. did not and never had exclusive control over customer assets. That if true would be a big deal as Binance had always maintained that U .S. customer assets were strictly segregated from the international exchange. Indeed, they used this argument to defend an SEC injunction shortly after the legal proceedings commenced in June. If granted, the injunction would have frozen assets at Binance U .S., which would have functionally been a death sentence for the domestic exchange. In deciding that injunction, the court ordered the parties to come back with an agreement that they could both live with rather than making a decision on their own. As part of those consent orders, Binance agreed that they would ensure that only local U .S. staff would have access to customer assets. However, as the SEC dug further into their investigation, they claimed that Binance U .S. which they viewed as intimately linked to Binance International. Cefu was launched under the name Binance Custody in December 2021. It was renamed in February of this year, around the same time that rumors of an in -depth government investigation into Binance first emerged. On Friday, Cefu asserted in a press release that they were entirely separate from Binance International and that they don't even service BAM Trading, which is the company that operates Binance U .S. They wrote, We strongly reject this claim. As a custody technology services provider under Cefu Holdings, we are committed to servicing institutional clients with digital asset custody solutions in select jurisdictions, excluding the United States, among others. Furthermore, Cefu's operations and services are distinctly separate from BAM and Binance Holdings Limited." A Cefu spokesperson added that, Unfortunately, earlier in the week, Binance U .S. had contradicted parts of that claim in a legal filing. Rather than denying the use of Cefu in their operations, Binance U .S. acknowledged that the service was developed by Binance International and licensed to the U .S. entity. And while the specific origin of the Binance U .S. custody system might seem like a minor detail, this is the main focus of the lawsuit at the moment. The SEC is claiming that Binance International had de facto control over customer funds at the U .S. exchange. If that's the case, then Binance could be viewed as deliberately misleading the court surrounding this issue. It would also advance the SEC's argument that Binance U .S. was nothing more than a front to allow U .S. customers to access the international exchange and provide a veneer of domestic regulatory compliance. So that's a bit of the background. Now on Monday morning, the SEC filed additional material to support their order, which asked the court to compel Binance to cooperate with the discovery process. They said, quote, Indeed, in earlier filings, the regulator had raised issues surrounding the lack of disclosure. They noted that Binance had only produced 220 documents, many of them characterized as quote, unintelligible screenshots and documents without dates or signatures. Further, according to the SEC, Binance U .S. were resisting the deposition of a number of key executives. In a court filing in August, Binance claimed that the deposition of CEO Brian Schroeder would be, quote, You'll remember that Schroeder was confirmed to have left the company in early September, although his lack of social media presence has led some to speculate that his departure was closer to the beginning of the year. The SEC appears to have been informed of Schroeder's departure only recently and clearly haven't recruited him yet as a cooperating witness. They said that this strange turn of events and Binance's continued resistance to producing Schroeder, quote, Now, the SEC was primarily concerned that Binance U .S. was continuing to use SEFU for its custody, which could be used to shift customer assets offshore. They said that Binance U .S. had failed to convince the regulator that they had control over customer assets, adding that these claims were, quote, Binance U .S. had provided, quote, They said that, quote, BAM insists that this court, like the SEC, should accept packaged counsel narratives, carefully drafted declarations, and small curated sets of documents regarding control of BAM's customer assets, and that any lingering concerns are much ado about nothing. To top it all off, the SEC warned that Binance CEO CZ is, quote, The SEC claimed that they have demonstrated that, quote, Binance has a long history of controlling BAM to serve Binance's own unlawful purpose. Ultimately, the regulator asked the court for an order, quote, Now, in their opposing court filing placed on the record on Monday morning, Binance U .S. reiterated their claim that SEC demands were unreasonable. They called the documents requested overbroad and too much of an inconvenience. Binance U .S. further alleged that many of the documents requested are either not in the exchange's possession or fall outside the scope of the lawsuit. At 3 p .m., the parties entered the courtroom for what would be a tense hearing. Binance U .S. called the demand for documents so broad they would be impossible to produce. A lawyer representing the exchange said that, quote, The judge indicated that Binance U .S. really would need to provide a bit more documentation of their custody arrangements. They said, adding that they weren't, quote, The SEC lawyer, meanwhile, explained that the problem at the moment was that, quote, They argued that the SEC needed much more information about the wallet set up at Binance U .S. than they currently have. At one stage, the attorney for Binance exclaimed, They said that the exchange had responded to every targeted request from the regulator. The lawyer added that, quote, So what came out of all of this? Well, ultimately, the judge declined to make any orders to compel discovery from Binance, but it was made clear that the exchange would need to increase its cooperation, let's say. The judge said that they were not, adding that, quote, I'm not going to order from the bench right now that they produce or not produce things. Let's continue to try to work this out. I just want to keep things moving. The judge also noted that, quote, As investor Adam Cochran summed it up, the judge did deny the inspection but also said they needed Binance U .S. to comply and produce more documentation as the judge was not convinced of the asset backing. This is saying the inspection is overkill for now and giving Binance the chance to comply. Now, ultimately, these issues around Sifu are largely still about litigating whether the assets of Binance U .S. should be frozen to prevent customer funds from being sent offshore. However, given that volumes on the exchange have collapsed by more than 99 percent over the past six months, it seems likely that users have largely taken that issue off the table already. The matter is scheduled to return to court on October 12th for a follow -up hearing. Now, outside of the hearing, the court docket continues to bloat with additional evidence gleaned by the SEC. Much of this evidence was originally filed under seal or in a heavily redacted form, but the regulator is currently in the process of unsealing documents. Earlier this month, the SEC obtained the cooperation of the former auditor for Binance U .S., which produced in excess of 6 ,500 pages on the accounting at the exchange. The document was unredacted on Monday, revealing the auditor's conclusion that it was, quote, very difficult to ensure the company was fully collateralized at specific points in time. One of the SEC's requests for further information filed in June related to a 250 million dollar intercompany loan given to Binance U .S. by the international exchange in December of last year. The convertible note was funded using BUSD, 183 million of which was sent to Paxos to convert into dollars. The SEC wanted some additional details about the reason for this transaction. The topic was initially flagged as confidential by Binance, but that designation was apparently successfully rebutted by the SEC. Now, there was a lot of chatter on this on Twitter. With many people taking it as evidence of some smoking gun, Binance had been less than honest about their dealings with Binance U .S. Perhaps the most intriguing tidbit, however, filed recently was a declaration given by J. Emmett Murphy of the SEC's trial division. The document, again filed on Monday, introduced into evidence three additional depositions. All three were filed under seal, but were used to support the need for further examination of the SEFU system. The declaration identified one witness as Eric Kellogg, BAM's chief information security officer, but the other two identities were redacted. All three depositions occurred over the last month, with the latest taking place last Wednesday. So here's the way that Adam Cochrane summed this all up, which I think is a pretty good TLDR. He tweets, SEC seeks court order for inspection of Binance U .S., now expressly calling out that SEFU is indeed a Binance -related entity and that Binance U .S. has been misleading the court. The SEC calls out that this violates the consent decree that required new wallets expressly away from Binance International Control and Access, but interestingly specifically notes this is important as Binance has controlled BAM for its quote, own unlawful purposes. That's a claim we've not seen the SEC lobby here before, at least not outside of anything sealed or redacted. We also learned for the first time that the SEC sought the testimony of Brian Schroeder, U .S. CEO, and Jasmine Lee, U .S. CFO, but have been denied and fought on that and only just got told that Schroeder is no longer CEO, despite Schroeder being missing for eight plus months. They had argued that Schroeder's testimony would be too disruptive to business and now got told he isn't on the job, which is wild, as I think we all assumed he pulled a Catherine Coley Brian Brooks and gave testimony. Seems he's just disappeared and gone silent? Either way, the SEC here is suggesting, one, there is evidence of crimes, two, there is indeed evidence that SEFU is Binance International, three, SEFU is not simply a wallet provider, and four, BAM executives themselves lack insight on Binance U .S. assets and tooling. Now, for completeness, Adam Cochran also tweeted about the deposition from the auditor that said that it was impossible to tell whether Binance U .S. had been fully collateralized at specific points in time. He said, if your own external auditor can't say you are fully collateralized when you are supposed to be a 100 % reserves exchange and have your own proof of reserves that claim you're over collateralized, that is a problem. Binance uses the SEFU wallet custody system, previously Binance Custody, for both Binance International and Binance U .S., as noted in their filings. If this system is not capable of managing the small Binance U .S. numbers, how could it keep track of International? And if Binance U .S., its more compliant exchange, never commingled or misused client funds and was isolated from International as they claim, then it would be literally impossible to have a gap. The only way this is possible is the misuse of customer funds resulting in losses. I believe at some point in their scaling, they had material losses when misusing customer funds and exposing themselves to leverage via BNB. They've continued to misuse customer funds to try and cover this hole, but a declining market has made that an ongoing shell game. Whether you think that is a fair assessment or not, there should at this point be absolutely no doubt that the correct risk model is to move your assets off of Binance. Now, for the sake of a counterpoint, Bruce Fenton tweeted this morning, Binance is perhaps the most scrutinized and attacked company in modern history. The United States has investigated them and thrown everything they can at them. Yet, despite all this, we don't have a single accusation, let alone evidence, that Binance has lost customer funds. Now, trying to wrap this all up, a lot of the commentary around this is trying to figure out if the SEC won or lost this court trip. Will Clemente from Reflexivity Research tweeted, courts have been handing the SEC L after L lately, but others aren't so sure. CZ certainly didn't think so, retweeting someone who wrote, seems like they can't find anything but they want to continue making headlines. Maybe the most middle of the road interpretation came from the headline from Bloomberg, which read, SEC fails to win immediate inspection of Binance US software, and I think that that fails to win is probably a better representation at this point than actually getting the loss. But my friends, as you can tell, we are well in the minutia of this, but the details matter. There certainly is a feeling of crescendo to this story. And either way, it's hard for me to imagine that the industry isn't better on the other side of it. Better because Binance has vindicated, or better, unfortunately, because the last giant has fallen, and we can finally move on, largely rid of what came before. In either case, I will be sure to keep you updated. So until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.

Jasmine Lee Eric Kellogg August Bruce Fenton December 2021 Adam Cochrane October 12Th June Adam Cochran J. Emmett Murphy Schroeder Friday Monday Monday Morning Binance International Tuesday, September 19Th Brian Schroeder Yesterday Bam Trading Cefu
A highlight from SPECIAL REPORT: THE SBF TRIAL 9-19 Update

CoinDesk Podcast Network

05:17 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from SPECIAL REPORT: THE SBF TRIAL 9-19 Update

"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. Sam Bankman -Fried stands accused of committing wire fraud and conspiracy to commit several other types of frauds. His once mighty crypto exchange FTX collapsed in dramatic fashion nearly a year ago shedding billions in value and in two weeks he'll begin his effort to convince a jury of his peers that he didn't commit any of many alleged crimes while running the company. If convicted of even one of the charges Bankman -Fried faces years in a federal prison. If convicted of all of the charges he could well spend decades if not the rest of his life behind bars but there are some nuances here. The maximum prison sentences are just guidelines and like any criminal defendant Bankman -Fried is innocent until proven guilty even if the evidence made public so far seems damning. This discussion itself may be premature given his trial hasn't even begun yet. So how did we get here? Samuel Bankman -Fried who is 31 years old was arrested last December a few short weeks after his empire filed for bankruptcy and ejected the Stanford and Jane Street alum who helmed it. Federal prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed an initial indictment bringing 8 charges including wire fraud and conspiring to commit securities fraud, commodities fraud and launder money. They later filed a set of superseding indictments which the defense team led by famed attorneys Mark Cohen and Christian Everdell successfully argued can't be brought at this time due to international extradition treaty obligations. A second trial is tentatively scheduled for next year to address these charges. Over the estimated six -week trial prosecutors will place members of the FTX inner circle including former Alameda research CEO Caroline Ellison, former FTX chief technology officer and co -founder Gary Wang and former FTX engineering director Nishad Singh on the stand to testify against their former colleague, boss and roommate. They'll present information from FTX's systems and balance sheets and share audio recordings over the course of the trial all while the defense tries to poke holes in the case. In the lead -up these teams of attorneys will try to find 10 or 12 jurors out of a selection of hundreds most sympathetic to their case. Once Sam Bankman -Fried's criminal trial begins putting these months of paperwork docket fights behind us his fate will hinge on his jury's opinion. Is the former FTX CEO a crypto criminal or perhaps merely a victim of circumstance? They'll have to decide based on the facts of the case but their ranks haven't been filled quite yet. Right now the lawyers are debating how to determine who can make that decision. The process of jury selection heated up late last week after government lawyers blasted the defense team's proposed questions. A good number of them could influence potential jurors. They argued in a letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan. Some were too prying, others too specific the feds said. A handful are a thinly veiled attempt to advance a defense narrative the government claimed. Many of the questions they took umbrage with shared a common theme. They were about appearances. Sam Bankman -Fried is or was a master of appearances. From the first time this author spotted the sneakers and shorts wearing wild -haired billionaire on a yacht in To his final television interviews preceding his arrest the crypto wunderkind cultivated perceptions. He shuffled between personas that bolstered this image of approachable greatness. Sam was the guy you could trust to get it right even though he couldn't tie his dress shoes. I think it's important for people to think I look crazy the government quoted Sam as saying his crazy playing video games during interviews dressing like a dorm room schlub sleeping on a beanbag chair and oh yeah those disheveled curls made his greatness speaking on Capitol Hill pioneering massive philanthropic endeavors and oh yeah the crypto exchange FTX all the greater. But the government doesn't want to let the defense highlight any of that before the trial begins. They're calling on Judge Kaplan to reject jury questions that probe the righteousness of philanthropic philosophies and campaign finance. Sam's ADHD should be left off the table they say and don't even think about interrogating jurors FTX specific opinions. Real or engineered, Sam's game of perceptions has ended. He'll begin the trial as a well -dressed defendant just like any other. The government doesn't want his old image to dictate who might eventually put him in a khaki jumpsuit. We'll be in the courthouse each and every day of this trial bringing you news as it happens and keeping you updated. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, the SBF trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk podcast network. Thanks for listening.

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A highlight from 1406: Bitcoin Will Hit $4 Million, Rising 100x - Peter Thiel

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News

26:38 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from 1406: Bitcoin Will Hit $4 Million, Rising 100x - Peter Thiel

"In today's show, we'll be discussing Bitcoin Bollinger Bands hitting a key zone as Bitcoin price fights for $27 ,000. In breaking news just in, Bitcoin hash rate hits a new all -time high. Let's go. And quoting Stacey Herbert, Bitcoin is pumping on the news of President Bukele's speech to the UN tonight. Can't wait. We'll also be discussing Bitcoin Adoption Fund launched by Japan's $500 billion Nomura Bank. That's right. The Bitcoin Adoption Fund will have long -only exposure to Bitcoin and be available to institutional investors. We'll also be sharing Sam Bankman, Fried's father, dragged his mother into an FTX US salary dispute. You can't make this stuff up, folks. Also in today's show, Bitcoin gearing up for a post -having parabola, according to crypto analysts. I'll be sharing his very bullish all -time high target. We'll also be discussing crypto asset market cap should explode 5 to 10x during the next bull cycle, according to investor Raoul Pal. I'll also be sharing Peter Thiel's $4 million Bitcoin price prediction, and we'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market. All this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone just joining us. This is pod episode number 1406. I'm your host JV. And today is September 19th, 2023. We have lots to cover as usual. Massive shout out to everyone today in the live chat. Please let me know where you're tuning in from. And at the end of the show, I'm going to be reading everyone's comments out loud. Let's kick off today's show with our market watch as we do each and every day, the entire crypto market back in the green with Bitcoin back above $27 ,100 and checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap on the climb at $1 .08 trillion with roughly $27 billion in volume for the past 24 hours, Bitcoin dominance at 49 .2 % and the Ether dominance at 18 .4%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we have TonCoin leading the pack up 5%, trading at $2 .57, followed by GMX up about 5%, trading just under 36 bucks, followed by Conflux up 4%, trading at $0 .12. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, virtually 95 out of the top 100 cryptos are in the green. Some of the top gainers include GMX, GRT, as well as CRV and NEO. And checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated at 46 in fear, same as 37 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you are pretty stoked for this most recent pump? And how many of you agree with Stacey Herbert that this pump is due to Bukele's speech scheduled for this evening? Let me know, fam. And now let's dive into today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts and what's popping with the king crypto. Bitcoin could see fresh upside volatility as the price action and the strength revisits a key level according to a classic metric. In a new post, John Bollinger, creator of the Bollinger Bands volatility indicator, says Bitcoin was positioned for a breakout decision. That's right. After hitting new September highs the day prior, Bitcoin has been challenging resistance levels out of reach since mid -August, according to data from Cointelegraph and TradingView. Now for Bollinger, the signs for Bitcoin are encouraging. Bollinger Bands use a standard deviation around the simple moving average to determine both the likely price ranges and volatility. And as Michael Saylor once said, volatility equals life force. Now, currently Bitcoin is putting in daily candles that touch the upper band. And when this happens, it can signal an imminent reversal back to the center band, or conversely, an inbound fit of upside volatility. Now narrow Bollinger Bands seen on Bitcoin recently lend weight to hopes that the latter scenario will now play out, quitting him here. And then there is the first tag of the upper Bollinger Band. After the new set of controlling bars were established at the lower band, he commented alongside this chart, the question is now, can we walk up to the upper band or is it too early to answer? What are your thoughts, chat? Let me know in the comments below. Now Bollinger characterizes the current mood among seasoned Bitcoin traders and analysts on the short -term timeframes. Despite the strength seen this week, caution abounds as various trend lines previously acting as support remain above the spot price. Now discussing the situation, we had on -chain monitoring resource, material indicators share the following. We have heavy technical resistance overhead at the key moving averages and support at the lower low. It is quite possible that we round trip the range. And with any luck, we'll see a legit test of the RS levels that will give us some clarity on where Bitcoin goes from here before the end of the week. And they also shared here in update number two, as noted earlier, it appears the Bitcoin bulls are gaining some momentum, but things are not always as they seem and goes on to share that sometime after last night's candle and close open, we've seen a new trend precognition signal develop on the daily chart and it seems to be bullish. I mean, we are breaking out. We are above 27 ,000. So let's freaking go. And also more strong foundation on the technicals. You can see Bitcoin hits yet another all -time high, which virtually means the network has never been this strong and this secure. Now I'm pretty stoked to tune into President Bukele's speech to the UN this evening. What do you think he has to share besides? I told you so. Let me know, fam. And again, welcome to everyone just joining us for the live show. Lots to continue to cover. So let's continue breaking it down. Next, let's discuss this adoption fund, which is a pretty big deal coming out of Japan. Let's go check this out. Japan's largest investment bank, Numura's digital asset subsidiary, Laser Digital Asset Management, launched the Bitcoin adoption fund specifically for the institutional investors. Bring it. The official announcement noted the Bitcoin -based fund will be the first in a range of digital adoption investment solutions that the firm plans to introduce. Now Numura is a Japanese financial giant with over $500 billion worth of assets, which basically that's half a trillion, baby, offers brokerage services to leading institutional investors. The Bitcoin fund launched by its digital asset arm will now offer investors direct exposure to BTC. The Laser Digital Bitcoin Adoption Fund offers long key exposure to Bitcoin. The financial giant has chosen Kamanu as its regulated custody partner. The Bitcoin fund is a portion of Laser Digital Fund's segregated portfolio company that has been registered as a mutual fund in accordance with the Cayman Islands regulatory authority. Now, Laser Digital Asset Management head Sebastian said the Bitcoin is one of the enablers of this long -lasting transformational change and long -term exposure to Bitcoin offers a solution for the investors to capture this macro trend. Now, the Bitcoin adoption fund might be the first of its kind launched by Numura and the digital asset arm, but the Japanese investment banking giant has been investing in the digital asset ecosystem for quite some time already. In fact, September of last year, the firm launched its digital asset venture capital arm to stay at the forefront of digital innovation. And also won Dubai's virtual asset regulatory authority license to operate in the country. The long -only Bitcoin adoption fund for investors in Japan comes amid a growing discussion around Bitcoin -based investment products from regulated and mainstream financial giants. The United States SEC approved two Bitcoin ETFs, even though there is a delayed decision specifically on the spot. Bitcoin ETFs. What's up with that, Mr. Gensler? Just saying. And apart from the US, Canada and focused investment products over the past couple of years. So there you have it, mass adoption, let's freaking go, especially on the institutional level. How many of you are in Japan? I know we have some in our audience out there. Let me know. And have you ever heard of this company before? Any plans in investing through them? Let me know how you guys feel. And now let's break down the latest. It gets more surprising and shocking every day with what all is going on with Bankman -Fried and FTX. Now his parents are involved. His parents are being sued by FTX. And it's just a nightmare of a mess, to say the least. So let's break down this latest story regarding SBF. Now, Joseph Bankman, the father of the former FTX CEO, Sam Bankman -Fried, complained to his son about the salary he was receiving during his employment at FTX US, turning the issue into a family matter. In a September 18 filing with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, FTX debtors filed a complaint against Bankman and Barbara Fried, alleging that SBF's parents misappropriated millions of dollars through their involvement in the exchange's business. And according to the court documents, Bankman's contract with FTX US should have provided a $200 ,000 annual salary following a leave of absence from the Stanford Law School in December 2021. However, Bankman seemed to express ignorance about the terms of the contract, claiming to both FTX US and his son that he was expecting a $1 million annual salary. What about all that property in the Bahamas, fam? What about all that? Hundreds of millions worth of properties? Just wanted to throw that out there. The complaint states that Bankman was putting Barbara on this, suggesting that SBF's mother may have been able to persuade her son to follow through with the salary change. Things get even more interesting. So according to the complaint, Bankman's influence paid off, with SBF later providing his parents $10 million from Alameda Research. Can you talk about commingling? A 16 .4 million property in the Bahamas, funded by FTX Trading, the ability to expense roughly $90 ,000 to FTX Trading on the island nation in the Bahamas, and options to purchase company stock. Now, when reached out to the legal team representing Bankman and Fried, but did not receive a response at the time, unfortunately, the legal action brought by the debtors was the latest in the bankruptcy case involving FTX and many of its subsidiaries filed in November of last year. Bankman Fried also faces 12 criminal charges to be spread across two trials, starting in October of 2023, which is right around the corner, fam, and March of 2024, right before the halving, scheduled for April of next year. And since the federal judge revoked his bail in August, Bankman Fried has been largely confined to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Where's Brooklyn at? Before the start of his October trial, then on September 19th, a three -judge panel heard an appeal from SPF's legal team requesting the former FTX CEO to be released from jail in order to prepare for the trial, citing the lack of internet access and first amendment issues. All I got to say is this, I mean, how many people realistically have access to the internet in jail? Why should he? Million dollar question right there. But what are your thoughts, fam? How do you think this is likely to play out? And do you think that Bankman Fried's parents are just as guilty as SPF himself with the commingling and the fraud of going up north of $30 billion, making it the biggest scam in history that we're aware of? Hence why we call him Mini Madoff, because he made off with billions of dollars worth of investors' money, and Gary Gensler and the SEC was protecting him behind closed doors. So it's going to be very interesting to see how all this is likely to play out. Now let's discuss post halving. We all know there is a halving scheduled roughly six months out. We all know post halving, the price action is most likely going to reach a new all -time high and enter price discovery mode. Well, this analyst shares a very intriguing target. So let's break this down, shall we? And welcome to y 'all just joining us. Say hello in that live chat. Let me know where you're tuning in from. I stream live here seven days a week from Puerto Rico. Synonymous analyst Rhett Capital tells his followers on X that Bitcoin can rally above $80 per ,000 coin in the months following next month's event. For the halving, send it. Let's go. The Bitcoin halving cuts the Bitcoin miners' rewards in half, as we all know, expected to take place in April of next year. And while Rhett Capital is a long -term bull on Bitcoin, he notes that it is possible for Bitcoin to continue its downtrend before the halving, putting him here. Hang in there and make the most of any deeper downside in this pre halving period. You won't see the post halving parabola in the outlines here in this chart. It shows you in the yellow, the pre halving period, then in the pink, the post halving resistance, and then in the green, you can see the post halving parabola when we hit those new all -time highs. Now, Rhett notes that Bitcoin may repeat its 2019 bear market cycle when it traded within a triangle pattern before breaking out and starting off the bull market, as he shares here, if Bitcoin continues to form lower highs, could Bitcoin fill the CME, which is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange gap, at $20 ,000 later this year or in early 2024? So it makes a good point. There is currently a gap sitting at that $20 ,000 psychological level. And he continues, if so, the possible path could be consolidation to the apex of the black triangle before finally breaking out to close the halving. And you can see that triangle right here in this chart. Now, looking at the chart, he seemed to suggest that Bitcoin will confirm the triangle breakout in April of 2024, followed by a rally towards his long -term target. Now, let me know your thoughts, chat. How many of you agree that Bitcoin is likely to break out to a new all -time high, entering price discovery mode in 2024, the year of the halving? Let me know. And what are some of your targets? I'd also like to point out that the Stock the Flow model and Plan B, creator of that model, he suggests a $100 to $1 million range price for the King Crypto post halving. We also have some very other bullish predictions, which I cover on a daily basis here on the channel. But I'd love to know your personal prediction. I think we reached the cycle peak personally sometime in 2025, but I think 2024, we enter that price discovery mode. But I'd love to know your thoughts and your opinions in the comments right down below. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the latest from the macro guru, Raoul Pal, who is suggesting that the Bitcoin market cap and crypto market cap as a whole does something between 5 and 10x for this upcoming bull cycle. Now, you do the math. We have a crypto market cap right now. I'm going to ballpark it at a trillion. We have a Bitcoin market cap. I'm going to ballpark it at a half a trillion, which is 500 billion. So hypothetically, if we were to 10x Bitcoin in and of itself, we're talking about a 5 trillion dollar Bitcoin market cap, which would be half the current market cap of gold. Now, with the entire crypto market cap, we can potentially hit 10 trillion. Now, also note, back in November of 2021, when we hit that all time high of 69 ,000 in November of last year, the total crypto market cap was just north of that 3 trillion dollar market cap. So he's so let's break this down and shout out to Raoul Pal. Here we go. Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal says the next bull cycle can bring an explosion in the market cap of all of the digital assets. That's right. In a new interview with Altcoin Daily, the macro expert says he expects a huge increase in the adoption of digital assets, and that can cause the total market cap of crypto to skyrocket as much as 900 % from its current value during the next bull market. Quoting the analysts here, obviously, I think we'll go well through new all time highs. I think the whole ecosystem of crypto will go from 425 million users where we're at today. And I think at the end of this cycle, there'll be a billion users by that kind of use cases in which we have talked about. And let's not forget, we have got central bank digital currencies that are known as CBDCs and stable coins. There is a lot going on still. So if this entire space is going to grow 2 .5 X in the number of users, well, the market cap of the entire space is five or 10 X. Send it. Let's go. Pal also says he is closely watching development of layer two Altcoin projects for new use cases, which could boost the value of their individual market cap, quitting him again. And then let's see how people value layer twos in this. We don't really know how layer twos accrue much value. Do we have to have a massive amount of transactions in which case then you need stuff like Ticketmaster with millions and millions and millions of transactions to drive value to those chains because they batched them and batched them down to Ethereum. So there you have it. And to watch this interview, he did Raul Pal, the macro guru with Altcoin Daily entitled best cryptocurrency investing strategy into 2024. Check the show notes, blow the video in the description and let me know your thoughts on his personal prediction. Do you feel post having that the market cap for the entire crypto market can likely 10 X from the current valuation along with Bitcoin surging 10 X to roughly a five trillion market cap? And hypothetically, if the macro guru is correct, where do you think that would likely take the Bitcoin price? Well, let's run some hypothetical math. Bitcoin was the 10 X from the current price action of 27 ,000. Well, that's $270 ,000 per coin. Take that. And as we all know, Bitcoin rises like that, the entire crypto market cap would go along for the ride, including the altcoin. So please let me know in the chat, fam, which altcoins, if any, are you most bullish on in the crypto market? And what are your thoughts surrounding Raul Pal being so bullish on Solana? A few months back, I read in an interview he shared that 80 % or more of his portfolio was specifically in an altcoin called Solana. So I'd love to know your thoughts. Obviously, he has a high risk tolerance as I look at that particular cryptocurrency to be very risky, especially with all that went in with the venture capitalists and SPF and FTX exchange pumping that particular all. So I'd love to know how you feel regarding all of that. And with that being shared, fam, now let's discuss Peter Thiel and his $4 million price prediction, as well as rumor has it, and I'll be covering this as well, that he dumps most of his Bitcoin position at the top of the market practically 30 days before the crash. So let's break this down because Peter Thiel was actually one of the keynote speakers at the Miami Conference for Bitcoin. And here's what he had to share as I transcribed his speech, and then we'll discuss him reportedly making $1 .8 billion cashing out on his eight -year bet around the time he was touting these all -time high predictions. So here we go. He says, the enemy's list is a list of people who I think are stopping Bitcoin. He says there is a lot of them. They tend to have nameless, faceless bureaucratic perspectives, which of course is one of the ways they hide. He goes on to share, we are going to try to expose them and realize that this is sort of what we have to fight for Bitcoin to go up, 10x or 100x from here. Now, just FYI, to give you some perspective, at the time he made this prediction on stage at the Bitcoin Miami Conference, Bitcoin was trading at roughly $43 ,000 per coin. So you run the math. 43 ,000 times 100x is over $4 million per Bitcoin. So you know that? Let's continue with what he had to share. The central banks are going bankrupt. We are at the end of the fiat money regime. How many of you agree with that statement? I agree there 100%. The first person on the list is Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett. Thiel put up a picture of Buffett with two of his most famous quotes about Bitcoin. One was rat poison and the other, I don't own any and I never will. I also like to point out now since then, Warren Buffett has much indirect exposure to Bitcoin through Bitcoin mining stock companies and etc. So go figure. If you can't beat them, join them, right? And he goes on. He opined, I think the direct in it. Yeah, and I say also Charlie Munger goes along with him. Now, feel further noted that Buffett has a bias and makes him long on fiat money system and money managers who follow the Berkshire Hathaway executives advice will pretend it's complicated to invest into Bitcoin. I think we call that FUD. Fear, uncertainty and doubt. Now expect nothing less from one of the wealthiest people in the fiat money matrix Ponzi scheme. You know what I mean? So just saying. The next person on the list of Bitcoin's enemies is the one and only JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, or as Max Kaiser calls him, Jamie the tapeworm. They'll put diamonds picture up with the following quote. I don't call them crypto currencies. I call them crypto tokens because currencies have rules of law behind them, central banks and tax with authorities. Now you guys already know how I feel personally about JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon. So I won't go any deeper there. But anyways, we know he's an enemy of Bitcoin and always has been. The next picture he put up was of the BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, with the following quote. I see huge opportunities in a digitized crypto blockchain related currency, and that's where I think it is going to go. Now just FYI, Larry Fink is the CEO of the largest asset management firm in the entire world, which owns a large share in virtually all the companies in the S &P 500, and that is BlackRock. They currently have over $10 trillion in assets under management. And for a long time, he was spreading FUD regarding Bitcoin. But guess what? Like I mentioned earlier, if you can't beat them, join them because they just most recently, a few months ago, they submitted their application for a spot Bitcoin ETF, which ultimately means they're going to be introducing this to the institutions which have trillions upon trillions of dollars as there's currently north of $700 trillion in total addressable market, and they want their piece of the Bitcoin pie. So he goes on to share, the PayPal co -founder added that Fink's quote is somewhat representative of the whole genre of Bitcoin attacks that need further context, stating that pro -blockchain is an anti -Bitcoin term, very typically. Feel then brought up the environmental, social, and governance, ESG standards, elaborating the following, the label they have come up with, and perhaps the real enemy is ESG. I think that ESG is just a hate factory. Also like to throw out there, Elon Musk, he stopped taking Bitcoin payments for Tesla, and he says it's because of the FUD regarding this ESG, and we all know it's not more than FUD, and it's already been proven that Bitcoin is more than 50 % clean energy. So the million dollar question, when will the world's supposedly wealthiest man, Elon Musk, when will he start accepting Bitcoin payments again for Tesla? Isn't that a great question, and wouldn't you love to know the answer to that? Maybe you should ask Elon and tag him on X and see what he says. Anyways, feel stressed. You can always ask the question, what's the difference between ESG and the CCP, the Chinese Communist Party? Well, when you think ESG, you should be thinking of CCP per H. Now, he also goes on to share, it is the finance gentocracy that runs the country through whatever silly virtue signaling or hate factory to them, just like ESG, the billionaire concluded. This is what I would call and what you have to think of as a revolutionary youth movement, and we have to just go out from this conference and take over the world. So there you have it, fam. What are your thoughts surrounding Peter Thiel's prediction that we are likely to 100X, and along with his enemies list, as it seems, a lot of the enemies have come around and now have direct exposure to BTC, but it doesn't stop there because around that time he was making this $4 million Bitcoin price prediction. He allegedly dumped most of his position cashing out and with over a billion dollars in profits for his fund. So let's also break this down as this is also very relevant. How many of you were able to watch the speech he gave at that Bitcoin conference? It was epic, to say the least. I recall it now. So here we go. Check it out. Peter Thiel's venture capital firm reportedly made $1 .8 billion closing out its crypto positions around the time when he was an early Bitcoin bull, still predicting the token's price to surge by 100X. And again, from 43 ,000 price action, 100X means over 4 million. Founders Fund had cashed out almost all of its bets on digital assets by March of 2022, according to the Financial Times report that cited people familiar with the matter. But Thiel was still backing Bitcoin, obviously, when he spoke at the crypto conference in Miami the following month. He went on to share where at the end of the fiat money regime, he said, adding that the token's price could increase 100 fold from its level at the time, which was reported at $44 ,000 per coin. That prediction was proven false and as rising interest rates and failures, the high profile firms like Celsius Network, Three Arrows Capital, FTX, Terra Luna dragged the crypto sector into the prolonged bearish winter. Now Bitcoin plummeted by over 60 % in 2022 and was trading at under 17 ,000 by the end of the year. And I believe the bottom currently for the cycle is 15 ,700. How many of you feel that that bottom is in? Let me know, chat. Founders Fund first started pouring money into crypto all the way back in 2014, when Bitcoin was only trading at roughly $750 per coin. So by the time Bitcoin reached its all time high in November of 2021, it had surged 8 ,500 % from that particular level. Not too shabby for a seven year run, wouldn't you say? Now Thiel has a long track record as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent tech investors. He took early stakes in startups, which include Facebook, Elon Musk's SpaceX, and ride hailing app Lyft, and even co -founded PayPal back in 1998. Thiel is also a high profile supporter of the Republican Party and continued to voice his support for Donald Trump since the former president left office in January of 2021. The fund held around two thirds of his portfolio in Bitcoin at one time, but now not has significant exposure to crypto according to FT's sources. So there you have it. Fam, what are your thoughts surrounding his prediction and him cashing out at around that time he was making those all time high predictions of 100X? Let me know, fam. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.

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A highlight from "DO NOT Buy Bitcoin Now! Here's WHY..." | Gareth Soloway

Crypto Banter

16:36 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from "DO NOT Buy Bitcoin Now! Here's WHY..." | Gareth Soloway

"I'm back and we're one day before the FOMC Bitcoin still at 27 ,175 now Gareth says Gareth Soloway He says that Bitcoin can get back to $30 ,000 But then he also says that even though Bitcoin can get back to 30 ,000. He wouldn't actually buy it. Listen to this Now interestingly enough, let's talk about how high can price rally right? So, I mean, let's let's talk about it So if you're someone who's saying wow, do I buy Bitcoin now? Honestly the answer is no now But he does think you can go back to to $30 ,000 So listen, what we're gonna do is we're gonna get Gareth on the show a bit later on He's gonna talk to us about what he meant when he said he thinks Bitcoin can go back to 30 ,000 level But he wouldn't actually be buying Bitcoin right now and that's ahead of the FOMC now. Remember it's a big FOMC why because we haven't heard from Jerome Powell since the 25th and 26th of July, so we haven't heard anything from Jerome Powell since the 25th and 26th of July and Remember that since the 21st and 26th of July we've had two very big inflation readings So the big question is what is Jerome Powell going to do tomorrow? Is he going to engineer a soft landing that is one thing that he could be doing or or or is he going to Fly the plane like that plane that got lost I think what we need to do is we need to spend some time talking about this because honestly Honestly, honestly, honestly I Mean, how can anyone? Lose an 80 million dollar plane even the Biden administration. Like how can you lose an 80 million dollar plane? No one can lose an 80 million dollar plane. Not even the Biden administration So this we've got a lot to talk about today. We're also gonna talk about finance We're gonna talk about finance in the SEC. They did go to court yesterday There was a little bit of FUD that came out of the court case yesterday Usually as you know, I don't really pay attention to the finance FUD But this time it's coming from the same people that warned me about Celsius and they were right So I took the side of Celsius and they were right So as I said, I don't usually pay attention to finance FUD because I think it's like usually just bat And I think there's too much finance FUD But I do think we need to talk about what came out of the hearing yesterday. So listen, I'm back We've got a huge show today one day before the FOMC. Let's go guys I Mean we have to laugh we have to laugh Not only did they lose a plane But then like to make matters worse they want us to help them Find the plane now. I mean, this is a true story They lost an 80 million dollar plane and they want us to help them find a plane That's the type of discussion that I usually have with James like I lost the soundboard James. Where's the soundboard? I lost it on the way to work. Anyway, we'll talk we'll talk about the plane later. There's a lot to talk about Listen guys, I'm back. I'm back in the studio. We've got a lot to discuss today Got a big show ahead of the the FOMC Also, I want to talk to a little bit about Asia I want to talk to you about Binance I want to talk to you about altcoins because we are getting bounces in the altcoins as you can see right here on the bubbles But it seems like it's stuff going up one day and down the next day Which means that there's no new capital coming in we know that and what that also means is that we're getting Asset money rotation between between one place or another and then also as a city later on gathers Garrett's coming on the show So we've got a lot to talk about we're a lot we're gonna be here together But let's talk about remember if you haven't yet subscribed the channel help us because one of the things that I realized in Singapore Was the bigger our channel the bigger the guests we can get on the channel the more attention they pay their pay to us And so when you guys subscribe to this channel when you like this content And we get the content out there and you subscribe to the channel That helps the channel grow that helps us bring more bigger guests onto the channel. That's why we need you I'll bring you the highest alpha per minute show in the world every single day and You will just like the content and then everything's fine. Everything works. It's a symbiotic relationship. Anyway, let's talk about Where we are right now Let's go to the charts what we can see when we look at the charts is that Bitcoin is above 27 ,200 one day before the FOMC meeting now, I heard rumors earlier That the reason why Bitcoin was actually rising is because the mount gox trustee may be forced to delay the distribution of the mount Bitcoin 2024 till that was actually written up by the blocks I heard the rumors much earlier today and then the block wrote something about it They're saying Bitcoin bounce may be due to mount gox delay rumors, but still targeting 22 ,000. That's a fan manager called QCP bitcoins price is largely due to rumors of delay that mount gox may drag their payments into 2024 that's actually exactly what I heard earlier today. So it could be that we may not be getting the mount gox Bitcoin hit in the market. Now you ask yourself. Why would that happen? So you very simply why would that would happen mount gox was hacked in 2014 this this this story took place in 2014 The liquidator like the FTX liquidator earns money on The longer this drags out the more the liquidator and it's almost like think about it like a lawyer Okay so the more this thing drags out the more money that the liquidator makes and it looks like the liquidator is going to continue to Pressure the side of the year now, let's go back to the charts because I want to show you something back on the chart So then if you remember but Kyle dupes said something very interesting. He said look when we get this death cross What will happen after the death crosses, but Bitcoin will go down But then Bitcoin will go up back to the price of where the death cross happened, which is twenty seven thousand seven hundred so so far Kyle's little I don't know if you want to call it a prediction is is actually playing out and playing out exactly like said Gary says we can actually go even to 30 ,000. I actually think that both of them are wrong I think that we may at some point soon this year this this month this year We will break that 30 ,000 everyone. I've been saying it for a while I don't know if you remember but I did say at the beginning of September when everybody was completely bearish about Bitcoin and everyone said oh September's gonna finish down because it finishes down every single September. I said no guys I think September's gonna finish up so far. I'm up five point five two percent So so far it feels to me like like like like I'm gonna look I'm gonna Get this but you must realize what's actually happening here James. What what's for lunch? Scacra doesn't talk but he's chewing here. I can hear the chewing going in my one ear and out and out over there Anyway, what we are seeing here is you need to look at the open interest on Bitcoin and what you realize is that the open? interest is just Completely tracking the price which means that price goes up open interest goes up price goes down open interest goes down That's what's going on here, which means it's just short term Ups and downs so to speak that are happening in the market and it's not real volume or real buying coming in So we still I'm still not convinced that this is the pump that's gonna take us over 30 ,000 But I am convinced that bitcoins gonna go north of 30 ,000 end of September Maybe even early October and I think shaldino shares the same the same sentiment as me because he's just opening lungs and lungs and Lungs and you should I think today you opened another long on the show. Did you guys did you guys watch Sheldon show today? scarecrows Scarecrows don't talk but the children open along yes or no scarecrows He opened us a line along. Okay, so say he did open a lot the guys got big big big kahunas I think the same thing was happening with alts when I look at the alt coins It looks like we're just getting a shift from one old coin to another old coin So yesterday roll, but was up today roll, but is down yesterday rune was up today rune is down and that's exactly what's happening There's no big moves. Let's just quickly check on the one hour time frame. No big moves. No big moves in all coins it's basically just a rotation of Many the good thing is that the fundamentals of Bitcoin and I said I don't say this likely but the fundamentals of Bitcoin have actually Never ever ever been stronger and what I mean when I say the fundamentals of Bitcoin have never been stronger So there's two parts of the fundamentals. The one part of the fundamental is the research So what does the research say? What are the fundamentals behind it? The other part of the fundamentals is something that is unique to Bitcoin and unique this asset class Which is the on -chain data because if you look at other asset classes, they don't really have on -chain data Bitcoin has on -chain data So, you know like when we say fundamentals we can actually just go to the chain and we can just say look Well, what is it? What does the chain say? What is the the data on chain say and here this is where it gets a little Bit exciting so it gets very exciting. The first thing is long -term The supply held by long -term holders up to the highest that it's ever been so you can see the percentage Supply that is held by long -term holds the Bitcoin never ever ever been higher that is Also evident here where you can see that 80 % of all Bitcoin have not moved in the last six months so what we're seeing here is long -term holders keep growing and then when they lot they hold they They hold for forever because it hasn't moved for more than six months What we also see is we see the short -term holders have been capitulated. They're out of the market. We don't see them anymore They were here. They they were good tourists and then we said bye -bye and they were just sending their money back to exchanges When I look at the unchain The unchain data right now and I said I don't say this lightly the unchain data right now looks the most positive that's ever been because the coins are sitting with the people who ain't gonna sell the Coins and when I say anchor solid coins, they holding the coins for for six months plus The sentiment is also very good. And I saw this tweet by Chris Paniski and he He shares the same sentiment that I shared in Asia He was struck by how incredible and what the buzz is that happened in a token 2049. You can see his his These guys are killing my ears Thanks guys. Thanks for thanks for destroying my eardrums. I used to have eardrums now they're gone Anyway, that's his version of what happened at token 2049, but he's been around for a while He says contrasting token 25 20 49 to the first bear market conference. I went to inside Bitcoin in April 2015 the worlds are completely different and that's true because Even though from a pricing point of view, we're in a bear market I'm gonna show you something very very very interesting about where we are in the market The other thing that's happening now, which we haven't seen in Bitcoin for for for a long time Since I got into Bitcoin people have been promising me that the institutions are coming into Bitcoin. It's always been the narrative It's like look we've got to prepare ourselves got to prepare us off Because you know what the institutions are coming in when the institutions come in The price of it coins gonna go to the moon and every time the institutions never came in They launched a Bitcoin futures and bang the the price collapsed So I've always been hearing since I got you That the institutions are coming into Bitcoin when the institutions come into Bitcoin They're gonna bring all the money with him But it's been this letdown because it like as much as I've been hearing about it The institutions just haven't come but they just didn't arrive now the institutions are undoubtedly undoubtedly undoubtedly here So we have got Citibank. They are now Unveiling their own Separate blockchain which is going to which which they're going to start piloting you got this is old news But you got the LSE looking to tokenize assets in the line the stock exchange As your as you will recall if you saw my video about token 2049 in Singapore I thought hey said big bull market he predicts and if you go watch that video see what he said But he basically how he breaks down why the bull market is gonna happen in 2024 he also breaks down that AI is gonna be the narrative that's gonna lead it and then he says, okay Well, then you need to you need to be buying file coin Then a German banking giant will be able to hold a number of crypto currencies for its clients So you can see what's going on here. You can see exactly what's going on Yeah, this industry is becoming more and more institutional Deutsche Bank one step closer to launching a digital asset custody service You've got Japanese banking giant Nomura launching a Bitcoin adoption fund for institutional investors You see what's going on here the institutionals the institutions are here are finally actually getting here but we are in a very very very unique time now because this is What Michael Saylor described when I interviewed Michael Saylor last time you'll remember it if you watch the Michael Saylor discussion This is what he said about where we are now about the unique time that we are now in In the cycle able to pick up the phone and call your broker and buy 50 million dollars worth of it Right. So we're at that stage where we know it's coming but We really haven't plugged Wall Street into the asset yet We're in this in between period which in my opinion is the best time to be it's like, you know the future No one else can act on it. If you if you have a crypto account with a crypto Exchange to buy Bitcoin right now So so you hear what he's saying he's saying if you we know they're coming they just it's like it's like it's like this Imagine a concert, you know, the concerts gonna start everyone's waiting at the door, but the gates aren't open yet You know when the gates open everyone's gonna come in and go to the car the concert you have the inside information But they can't act because the doors are still closed. That is where we are. Now. The institutions are coming in this morning I saw that blockchain capital Which is one of the original og funds in crypto, these are like, you know, these are two brothers original og og og funds in crypto raised 400 and say five hundred and eighty million dollars for two new funds now if you read where did they get their money from? most of the firm's limited partners are traditional institutional investors including University endowments So they've got five hundred and eighty dollars from all of these sovereign wealth funds and guys I mean if you were here in 2017 and you were here in 2018 and you were here in 2019 and notice it you look You know in next year or in two years time you're gonna get five hundred and eighty million dollars Given to two brothers in the United States Who have got a good track record and the money's gonna be given to them by institutional university By university endowment private foundations the writing's all over the world. All you have to do is You just have to Act because it's inevitable. It's completely completely completely inevitable And I know like a lot of you may may be sitting here and going yeah But you're not crypto is full of scams and you know, you know We spoke about keeping our customers happy and how every time we get the big names in crypto coming into our into our industry We destroy them, etc, etc You need to remember that every single technology goes through the cycle and I want to read you something which I saw earlier today which made me smile and and again affirm that I was in the right direction so Visa seemed like a disaster when it was first launched the kind of people who attack new things would have been all over it from From the Wikipedia article it says listen to it says they're talking about visa However, the program was riddled with problems as Williams who had never worked in a bank's loan department had been too earnest and trusting in His belief in the basic goodness of the bank's customers and he resigned in December 1959 22 % of the accounts were delinquent not the 4 % expected the police departments around the state were confronted by numerous incidents of of a brand new crime called credit card fraud Both politicians and journalists joined the general uproar against Bank of America and its new fangled credit card Especially when it was pointed out that the card holder agreement held customers liable for all charges even those resulting from fraud Bank of America officially lost eight point eight million dollars in on on the launch of Bank of America card But when the full cost of advertising and overheads were included the bank actually lost around 20 million dollars I mean if you change the word credit card there and you replaced it with the word blockchain you'd say hell them This is exactly what's going on here.

Gary Chris Paniski December 1959 Bank Of America April 2015 2017 2018 Yesterday Deutsche Bank Nomura 2014 Gareth Soloway 30 ,000 2019 $30 ,000 80 % Singapore James Williams Jerome Powell
A highlight from 116: Part 2: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

Game of Crimes

05:31 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from 116: Part 2: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

"So I hey, can you send this off to the FBI, the JRIC, the Joint Regional Intelligence Center, and see if they can get this translated and let us know if this is something we need to be concerned about. So he takes it and I give it to him and a couple days later I'm like, hey, have you got anything back yet? He goes, no, let me call him and see what's going on. So he finds out, they call him and they say, yeah, it's a snippet from an ISIL website and it's roughly translated, it says, danger, danger, beware, beware. So I'm like, okay, maybe, you know, but they say, it's nothing to be worried about, don't worry about it. So I'm like, all right. So I said, hey, send one of our TLO officers down there, have them take a report so we can just document the fact and what we did on this and stuff like that. So flash forward several days, I can't remember exactly how many days it is, but we would host some Chinese police officers, usually about 30 of them would come to our station and we'd tell them about policing in the United States and San Bernardino and stuff like that. So we're in that and we're on a break and I go walking down to my office and I'm sitting in my office doing something and one of my captains walks in and he says, hey, there's some shots heard down in the south side of the city. Now when I say that San Bernardino earlier is a very busy city, there is the south in the city, which is like our commercial area and it's nicer and you really don't ever have any homicides or shootings or anything like that down there. So it's kind of odd that we're having any shots heard down there. And I'm like, okay, you know, shootings aren't new, but that's kind of an area that doesn't happen, but it didn't really raise any alarms. And then literally a minute later, I'm walking down the hallway and the watch commander comes over the intercom and says, hey, we have an active shooter down at the IRC. Of course, that's not something that we hear every day. So I grabbed that captain and I said, hey, let's go down and let's see what's going on. And as I'm driving down there, I'm thinking, wait a minute, this is where we had that phone call or that voicemail message from earlier. And I'm like, crap. And I'm calling the sergeant and say, hey, what did we find out when the officer went down there? And he's like, I don't know, let me find out. So we get down there and I'm thinking, man, I hope I cross all the T's and dotted all I's on this and that we did everything that we were supposed to. And I get down there, we get down there relatively quickly and I don't hear any shots being fired. There's very few officers down there still yet. Our chief is in the meeting at city hall. We can't get ahold of him and we leave some voicemail messages. And we get down there and I go walking around to the back of the building. It's a large complex and it was always a big building. We didn't really know what it was, but we thought it was some kind of governmental facility. And basically what the IRC is, it's called the Inland Regional Center and it's a nonprofit. And what they do is they take care of kids who have developmentally disabled. So their parents come there, they give them training on how to help their kids and stuff like that. So that's what kind of facility it is. And I didn't know that until later. But we get down there, I walk around to the back and I see our homicide sergeant back there and I see a couple people laying there that have been wounded and stuff like that. And I walk in to the room and the alarms are going off, obviously it's the actual crime scene. And I come walking out and to be honest with you, I've been to so many homicide scenes that yes, this was a large number, but at the end of the day, it's just a homicide scene in my mind. And we're trying to secure the scene. We've got people already searching the building to see what's going on, where the suspects are, if they're still there. And we obviously didn't know that, but honestly, it didn't, you know, nothing to get excited about. Honestly, our cops knew what to do because they've been to, you know, some of them, hundreds of homicide scenes. It's just a larger number of victims. And so that's going on. And then I finally get ahold of the sergeant and I say, hey, what happened? And he goes, well, then the officer showed up, he says, hey, I played phone tag with that lady. I never got the report taken. So I was like, crap, you know, we didn't, hopefully we didn't miss something on this. Well, as much as I was crapping the people down at Jayrick that actually had the information that we gave them and processed it, you know, I think they had diarrhea down there because they're wondering if they had done everything they were supposed to. And so at that time they started working out, talked to some people down there after the fact, and they said they started working it big time. And what I was told later was it had no connection to the IRC. It was coincidental. And it was one of the kids, an autistic kid that goes there that actually left the recording. So no connection, but obviously it's kind of coincidental that coincidental. I mean, yeah, because, because you know, that'll spin concern conspiracies, conspiracy theorists out say, oh no, you got warning of it. You were told about it. You guys ignored it, but it's like, um, and that's not well known. I mean, I've spoken all over the country about the incident and I, and I briefed different police departments on that, but that's not something that's very well known that that phone call came in, um, that report, not that phone call, but a phone call with the recording. And uh, but that, that did happen, but I was told out of the fact, well, and we're kind of fast forwarding, but did they get a, even though he's autistic, did they get a chance to interview? That was something that, uh, uh, the FBI followed up on and not us. Um, and they assured us it was not connected to the actual shooting.

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A highlight from Anti-CBDC Bills Advance in Congress

The Breakdown

12:52 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Anti-CBDC Bills Advance in Congress

"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, September 18th, and today we are talking about anti -CBDC legislation being advanced. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or, if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Happy Monday. Welcome to another week, another frankly weirdly quiet week right now. I don't know. There's something out there. There's some bad juju. I guess it could just be another example of this weird period of the cycle that we're in that's sort of past the worst, but definitely before the good stuff starts again, but I'm excited. But we are not going to dwell on that. Instead, we are going to hop, skip, and jump through a number of things that have happened over the last few days, kicking it off with what has become a surprising political issue this election cycle, which is central bank digital currencies. The House Financial Services Committee will hold a markup section on Wednesday, which will include two bills aimed at preventing the issuance of a US CBDC. The first bill is Tom Emmer's CBDC Anti -Surveillance State Act, which would prevent the Federal Reserve from offering any products or services directly to individuals. Fed branches would also be prohibited from keeping accounts for individuals or issuing a CBDC or similar digital assets. Emmer's bill was recently reintroduced during last week's CBDC hearing and now boasts 49 co -sponsors. On September 14th, the House Majority Whip tweeted, A governmental tool for financial surveillance is un -American. We must urgently develop a digital financial system that is 1. Open and freely accessible to all. 2. Without requiring permission from the government or anybody else. 3. Private safeguarding the user's identity. In a separate tweet, he had said, If not open, permissionless, and private, like cash, a CBDC is nothing more than a CCP -style surveillance tool that can be weaponized to oppress the American way of life. The second bill is sponsored by Alex Mooney and is called the Digital Dollar Pilot Prevention Act. That bill is structured as an amendment of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 that would prevent Federal Reserve branches from even conducting CBDC testing and development. Now, of course, senior Fed officials have gone on the record to say they have no plans to issue a CBDC without the approval of Congress. In May, Minneapolis Fed President Neil Kashkari even questioned the need for a CBDC given the existence of instant payment fintech services. He noted that CBDCs would be a powerful financial surveillance tool and could enforce negative interest rates, but questioned why the U .S. government would have any interest in constructing such a system. Now, all that said, some Fed branches still do seem to be interested in the development of CBDC technology. The San Francisco Fed, for example, recently advertised a position for a crypto -architect for a CBDC project, and Project Hamilton was concluded and wound down in December after two years of collaboration between the Boston Fed and MIT. Now, in terms of where this legislation actually is, the markup process allows committee members to comment on the drafting of bills. A vote is then taken on whether or not to approve legislation for a full House vote. Both bills are only a few paragraphs long, so shouldn't drag out to an all -day, contested affair as we recently saw with the stablecoin bill. Instead, the bills could act as a bellwether for congressional sentiment around CBDCs. Multiple Republican presidential candidates have made opposition to a CBDC a part of their campaign. For example, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a July event, If I am president, on day one we will nix central bank digital currency. Done. Dead. Not happening in this country. Outsider Democrat candidate Robert F. Kennedy has also been outspoken on the need to oppose the issuance of a CBDC. So given all that, if either of these bills progress to a vote in the House, they could be an opportunity to put members of Congress on record about their support for a CBDC coming into election season. Now, we could spend shows and shows and shows talking about why this seemingly small issue, at least to the rest of the world. Obviously, I'm not talking about for our audience and our community. But this issue, which is for all intents and purposes very small to most people, has become such a central piece of the opposition narrative heading into this election cycle. I think there are probably a few different elements of it. One, I think it feels to many like an extension of government power. And as we've seen and discussed, it is quite clear that how much power governments have is going to be a major issue. And of course, while that's coming from the Republican side of the House, it's also coming from Democrats. And this is perhaps not surprising. It's not surprising because we're still coming off the COVID period, which brought up major questions of how much authority the government has to be involved in people's lives. And so in many ways, this is an extension of that conversation. I think there is also a little bit of nervousness around technology in general. This is something that we've seen in crypto. It's certainly something that we see in AI as well. And while this is technology in the hands of the government, not technology in the hands of big tech companies, it still has that feeling of lots of data, lots of power, lots of information, big black holes, and not a clear way for citizens to exert influence when it comes to this important domain of their lives. Anyway, right now, there's no one who's really actively arguing for a CBDC, which could frankly be another reason why it's a nice political issue. It gets to stay a little bit, at least in the realm of metaphor for some of these larger topics, but it's still something that can be legislated upon with lower stakes than going after government power directly. Anyways, it's one we're going to keep an eye on to see just to what extent it continues to be an issue in elections or whether it's just part of this early narrative testing process at this very nascent point in the election cycle. Next up, we go halfway around the world to Hong Kong, where the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued a warning to crypto users that unregistered crypto firms could be presenting themselves as banks. The HKMA, which serves as the region's banking regulator, said that firms which use language associated with the banking industry could be in violation of recently implemented Hong Kong crypto regulations. The regulator said it had become aware of firms using terms including crypto bank and offering quote banking services. They even went so far as to call out firms that use the word deposits or promote their quote savings plans as low risk with high return. The HKMA said in a statement that quote, The regulator noted that these firms advertising themselves as crypto banks were not supervised by the HKMA and are not covered by the region's deposit protection scheme. Now, Hong Kong's crypto regulations coming into force in June was one of the big stories of this year. The rules were intended to permit retail crypto trading on regulated exchanges and they're being administered by the local securities agency rather than the banking regulator. Since then, only a small handful of firms have been granted licenses. This includes HashKey and OSL, who were licensed to provide retail trading exchanges, as well as Swiss -based crypto bank Ciba, which has received in principle approval to offer over -the -counter derivatives trading and asset management services. Now, enforcement of Hong Kong's crypto regulations has also begun in earnest. Last Wednesday, the securities regulator issued a warning against Dubai -based crypto exchange J -PEX. They alleged the firm had been promoting its products and services in Hong Kong without applying for a license. A press release from the securities regulator included allegations that J -PEX were advertising their services using the prohibited terms deposits, savings or earnings. They noted that many J -PEX products had quote, The regulator also accused influencers and local OTC desks of making false and misleading statements on social media that J -PEX had applied for licensing. Following the warning, J -PEX employees seemingly disappeared from their booth at the Token 2049 conference in Singapore, where they were a platinum sponsor. And on Sunday, the exchange ramped up withdrawal fees to $999 and also implemented $1 ,000 withdrawal limits, essentially being a withdrawal halt. Now, J -PEX addressed this on Sunday, blaming quote unfair treatment by relevant institutions in Hong Kong towards J -PEX. They said that quote, J -PEX said they were currently negotiating with these market makers to resolve liquidity issues. The exchange promised to quote, They claim that emergency withdrawals are still being dealt with manually and also announced that trading on their earned trading platform would be halted on Monday. Now, adding something to the story, on Monday, the South China Morning Post reported that local police had received at least 83 complaints about J -PEX involving assets worth around $4 .3 million. They say the securities regulator had escalated investigations to the Commercial Crime Bureau on suspicions of fraud. Follow -up reporting said that lawyer turned crypto influencer Joseph Lamb -Chalk had been arrested on Monday in connection to promotion of the exchange. Sources also said an office building had been raided on Monday morning. Now, there's a lot that's actually really worth watching here. Hong Kong creating this licensing regime is not just relevant for citizens of Hong Kong, although it certainly is for them. This has been seen, rightly so, as a marker of slightly shifting Chinese attitudes towards crypto in general. When these rules were first announced as forthcoming at the end of last year, it was widely anticipated that it would include a retail trading ban. Remember, crypto trading has been banned in China for the last few years. However, in the wake of FTX, and in particular the US's aggressive response to it, it appeared that the Chinese authorities might be reconsidering their position and in so doing using Hong Kong as a vehicle for testing the waters on the market without changing any policy in mainland China. In that light, I don't know exactly what this enforcement action around J -PEX actually signals. Arresting an influencer certainly sends a signal, but to what the ends of that signal are, I'm just not sure. I do think, however, it's probably worth weighting this issue as a little bit more significant than just a regional crackdown, as it may have bigger implications given the unique role Hong Kong plays relative to China when it comes to crypto. Next up, we move back to bankruptcy proceedings in the US where Gemini have slammed the proposed settlement between DCG and their subsidiary, Genesis, calling it misleading at best in a court filing on Friday. Now you'll remember that earlier last week, DCG had filed a proposed deal which would settle approximately $630 million in outstanding loan payments to Genesis. DCG said the deal could result in 90 % recoveries for unsecured creditors and recoveries as high as 95 % to 110 % for Gemini Earn customers who form the largest creditor entity in the Genesis bankruptcy. Gemini said in their court filing, however, that, quote, DCG touts proposed recovery rates that are a total mirage, misleading at best and deceptive at worst. Make no mistake, Gemini lenders will not actually receive anything close in real value terms to the proposed recovery rates under the current agreement in principle, end quote. DCG had proposed a repayment schedule for $1 .65 billion in total loans over seven years. Although the agreement had a substantial payment in the first year, criticism of the deal noted that recovery calculations were contingent on crypto -denominated payments becoming more valuable over time. I think the numbers were something like Bitcoin going to $85 ,000 and ETH going to $8 ,500. Gemini customers are owed around $1 .1 billion and it appears that taking on long -term risks associated with crypto prices and the continued solvency of DCG are simply not acceptable to them. Gemini said in their filing, quote, receiving a fractional share of interest in principal payments over seven years from an incredibly risky counterparty is not even remotely equivalent to receiving the actual cash and digital assets owed today by Genesis to the Gemini lenders. They added that, quote, DCG's proposal is markedly parallel to an attempt to satisfy its significant obligations through the issuance of IOUs instead of paying any real cash and digital assets. Gemini lawyers also slammed DCG's negotiation tactics, claiming they had made efforts to suggest that they would become desperate enough to take a significant haircut just to move on. On their creditors update blog, Gemini put it even more pointedly, stating that, quote, DCG is gaslighting creditors and testing earned users' resolve by baiting them with false promises of high recoveries. Now, hanging over the current state of the Genesis bankruptcy is the firm's right to exclusively propose recovery plans. The judge had granted a 30 -day extension to the exclusivity period through to early next month. That order was contested by Gemini and ended up falling short of the 60 -day extension requested by Genesis. After the exclusivity period has elapsed, creditors will be able to organize their own proposed deal to bring the bankruptcy to a close. Finally, separately on Friday, Gemini updated their lawsuit against DCG and CEO Barry Silbert. They now include four direct allegations that intercompany loans between DCG and Genesis were designed to, quote, make the market believe it had actually fixed Genesis's cratering financial condition. So there you have it. There are a number of other things that happened over the weekend or around the end of last week that we may touch on in conversations later. Mark Cuban got fished for almost a million bucks, for example. The New York Times leaked parts of a 15 ,000 -word Sam Bankman -Fried ramble that amounts to a very self -pitying reflection on the state of affairs. And Google's head of Web3 is begging the industry to build something actually useful. For now, though, we are going to wrap it there. We're going to get to the hard work of building back this industry from the ground up. I appreciate you hanging out here with me as we go about that work. So until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.

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A highlight from 1256. $300 Billion Coming To Bitcoin ETF w/Mark Yusko

Tech Path Crypto

15:19 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from 1256. $300 Billion Coming To Bitcoin ETF w/Mark Yusko

"All right, so welcome in today. We're going to be diving into topics around ETFs and also what is happening with the SEC in terms of their enforcement actions and some of the things they've been doing that could be causing a slowdown in innovation for blockchain. We'll break into all this good stuff today. I think you'll like it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in to Tech Path. Joining me today is a regular guest, one that I think you guys all love, and that is Mr. Marc Usko coming in from Morgan Creek Capital. Great to have you on the show today. No, great to be with you, Paul, as always, and happy Friday. It's going to be a good one, Marc. Let's first of all get into a few things. I want to lead off the show with a tweet from James Seyfert, who is one of the Bloomberg analysts on ETFs. He does a really good breakdown. He's been on our show before. There's some dates to watch here. We've got middle of October, next major days to watch. October 16th with Global, and then also October 7th. And then you've got all these scenarios playing out right here with iShares, which of course is BlackRock. I'll zoom in on that a little bit so you guys can see it. Second deadline coming up on 10 -17, and then a slew right there on that same day. First of all, I want to get your opinion on, do you think that this October is when the SEC might actually give us an early Christmas present? Or are you just going to get pushed again? No, look, I'm 50 -50 at this point. So I do think more tricks than treats for anyone who's 10 -17 date. So any decision before that date, I think is a negative decision. I'm not sure it'll be an outright denial, but will definitely be an extension and a push. And then we come to the big dog. I believe, and I've said multiple times, that BlackRock will be the first one. I've actually been saying that for over a year. I actually might even go stronger and say, oh, that'll never happen. That would be too much corruption. Well, I'm just saying it's certainly possible. What's probably more likely is BlackRock first, and then a gap, and then some number of others. But the thing is, whoever's first is going to get the vast majority of assets. Vast majority. Well, first mover is always going to be taking. I mean, that's just like the gold ETF, kind of the same kind of scenario. Yeah. The gold ETF is an example with GLD. You had the Bitcoin futures ETF with Bitto getting 98 % and then a couple others getting like 1 % each. So that's just my belief. And I believe it's who you know in this game, not what you know. There are a lot of people who have should gotten approved. The Winklevoss twins were the first to apply. They should have gotten approved. There was no reason not to approve it other than, again, kind of the way the game is played and the people in charge want to be in charge. So any new disruptive players I think are unlikely. Cathie Wood partnered with one of our companies, portfolio Amun, to do 21 shares. That looked like a great application ding pushed out. I think Bitwise is a day ahead of iShares on 10 .16 as much as I would love it. Again, portfolio company, full disclosure. I would love for them to get approved. I just don't think it's going to happen. Again, I don't think it'll be denied. I just think they'll be pushed. And here's why I'm 50 -50, Paul, to answer the question. I think they could approve on the 17th, but I don't think they will. I think they'll push it into next year. So you push 90 days. That gets you into January. January 15th. Yeah. You could push again then into March, April. But that's it. Then you have to approve. Now, what's interesting is we have this little thing called the halving coming up in mid -April of 24. And so it would be an interesting alignment of stars. But I said, could they pull the trigger on BlackRock in a month? Yeah, they could. Yeah. All right. Well, with that and to your point, the third deadline, just so everybody can put it on your calendar out there, you've got January 15th for BlackRock and then moving in all the way into March, what we're going to discuss there. March would be an interesting timing. I think you're right, because obviously the halving right there on the cusp of that, along with maybe a little bit of lightening the load in terms of inflation, because I feel like we're going to continue to see some inflation hits through the end of the year. What is your thought on how the inflation numbers came in this week and how the Fed might react? I don't think the Fed cares about gasoline prices, quite honestly, Paul. All this little blip is gasoline prices, all of it. I think most of the other components were actually negative. And the gasoline prices are because Saudi has decided to go a different direction. We had a very hunky dory relationship with Saudi from 1973 till now. And that's clearly over, right? The big guy went over to Saudi right before the election last year and tried to get them to pump more to get oil prices down and gasoline prices down, because there's this inverse correlation between presidential popularity and gas prices. And they basically said pound sand. And so he came down, he came in and said, well, this is a convenient decision to get gasoline prices down. Guess what happened? Democrats did pretty well in the election. And because there's no way out for that now, though. I mean, there's no way. Now we have an empty SPR. And the thing is, we can't fill it up ourselves because, and again, not to get too technical, but there's, there's light sweet crude, which we produce and a number of other places, Nigeria and others produce. And then there's heavy sour crude, more sulfur content, because we cut this deal with the Saudis in the seventies, we built all of our refining inventory infrastructure, sorry, around processing heavy sour. Yeah. Well, here's the problem. If now Saudi is going to sell their heavy sour to China and Russia and other places, and we're not going to get as much of it, what are we going to do? Well, we've got to build new refineries or retrofit the refiner. It turns out no one wants a new refinery in their backyard. Yeah. I think I'm right. It's been like 30 years since we built a refinery. It turns out they spit out, you know, pollutants and things like that. So nobody really wants one around. We all like driving cars by the way. And and living our lives and, you know, Oh, well, you know, we can, we can stop using oil. No, we can't. Nothing you do every, I mean, everything you do every day, the vast majority of it is powered by oil and gas, the vast majority. And yeah, you say you could get an electric car, but where'd the steel in that car come from? Did they make a little electricity? No. How about the plastics? Nope. Oil. So it's just, it's kind of comical when I hear we're going to, you know, outlaw fossil fuels, but back to the inflation number I think this might not be temporary in the sense that Saudi announced, they're going to do a voluntary cut. Why? Cause they're just sticking the knife in a little bit deeper because they're like, all right guys, you said you were going to refill the SPR. You didn't do it. Oil prices were all the way down in the sixties. Could have easily done it for sure. Now oil prices are in the nineties. Yeah. We're going to hit a hundred bucks a barrel for sure. How does this, okay. So when you look at that Mark and you look at an election year coming in, you've got all this pressure from the macro side, including most likely jobs market getting a lot stiffer. Companies starting to really get some pressure on. We had bankruptcies at the highest point ever. We've had a very long period of time for independent companies. This does not look like a rosy picture. Where do you think we come out of this in relationship to the timing of the havening, a Bitcoin ETF, maybe into next summer? How far into 2024 do you think this happens? So I believe the ETF will be approved sometime around year end, whether it's in early January or December, sometime in that timeframe. And I think that will pave the way for a very large influx of capital. I know you've had Eric on the show about Eunice and he does this great work, right? I mean, there's 30 trillion with a T 30 trillion. Remember 1 trillion is a dollar every second for 31 ,710 years, but 30 trillion is going to come into, or that's the total amount of money managed by RIAAs and others that is not allowed at this point for whatever silly reason to own Bitcoin. And they can't own GBTC and they can't own Bitcoin miners and they've called a timeout. Well, once there's an ETF, particularly if it's an ETF that BlackRock runs, there are going to be no excuse and they're all going to have to approve it. Their clients have been asking for it. I would say I have a family harmony account at UBS. They let me buy what I want to buy. And they're like, no. So I think all that goes away. And I think Eric's number is, let's say one 10th of 1 % comes in. That's 30 billion. Well, but wait, 30 billion on 500 billion. That's not that much. Well, no, it's not 500 billion. 400 billion of the 500 billion of Bitcoin's market cap doesn't really trade. It's either locked up like the Satoshi wallet or the Winklevoss wallet or, you know, hodlers that just said, you know, take it out of my cold, dead hands. It's only about a hundred billion that is the free float to borrow a TradFi term. And so 30 billion on 100, that will move the price. But I don't think it's going to be 10 basis points. I think it's 1%. I think you have to do 1%. As a fiduciary, if you got, you know, 50 % in equities at some of the highest valuations in history, and you got another 30 % in bonds, which have had the first two negative years in the history of the bond market, 140 years of history, two negative years, looking pretty ugly. And you got this asset that is the best performing asset again, 11 of the 14 years that Bitcoin has been alive. It's been the best performing asset of all assets. It's the best performing asset then this year. Yeah. Eric hit on his prediction about 150 billion in terms of market impact. Do you like that number or do you think that he's still like it? Well, again, I think 150 billion would be half a percent, right? Instead of 10 basis points. And it looks like he's updated his, his thoughts. I'll go further and say 1 % seems more likely that'd be 300 billion, 300 billion on a hundred billion of free float price goes up a lot, a lot, a lot. And here's the, the interesting thing, Paul, is the way halvings work is the fair value increases. So we've got a tailwind that the fair value today based on Metcalfe's law model that Tim Peterson runs and that I think is fantastic, says that the fair value is somewhere in the low fifties, 52, 53, let's just call it 50. So at the halving, fair value doubles. What do you mean, Mark? What are you talking about? Well, think about it. The miners who secure the network, their costs are fixed, mining machines and electricity. So if their block rewards, the number of rewards that they're paid to secure the network gets cut in half and the price doesn't move, then they're out of business. So there's a built in mechanism to move the price higher, which is actually really interesting because that attracts attention because there's movement. And so long story short, fair value, every halving added has a zero. So we went from a hundred to a thousand, then we went from a thousand to 10 ,000. Now we go from 10 ,000 to a hundred thousand. So a fair value is a hundred thousand and we're trading at 26. It's a pretty rapid increase to fair value, I think, as investors buy things that are below fair value. But then what happens in the post fall halving, you get this parabolic blow off top. And in the previous cycle, fair value was around 30K. We got all the way to 69. That was because there was too much leverage and too much gambling and speculating. I don't think we go 2X this time or two and a half X this time. Could we get one and a half X? Sure. That gives about 150K, something like that. Yeah. Well, that is OK. So that's very intriguing. If you're if you're estimating this could be in the 300 billion dollar area, you know, for based on, you know, just the exposure to these funds and obviously how that might play out. How do you think retail response to this? Do you think retail is going to come in like a banshee coming in on this with a lot of now what would be legitimized ETFs? How do you think they play? Again, it's I've been saying this for five years. My hashtag get off zero zero is the wrong number, right? This is a truly unique diversifying asset that must be in everyone's portfolio. Doesn't have to be your whole portfolio. I never said that. It should be at least one percent.

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A highlight from Ep377: Follow This Principle To Start A Show Even If Youre Busy - Rasean Hyligar

The Podcast On Podcasting

07:48 min | Last week

A highlight from Ep377: Follow This Principle To Start A Show Even If Youre Busy - Rasean Hyligar

"If anybody's thinking of starting a podcast or just me personally, when I started it off, I understood the first one's going to suck. Check out episodes like the first episode, the second episode, you'll see massive difference between when I started to where I am now. And the only way you're going to get there and really find your own personal style is by repetition. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Quick disclaimer, the audio quality in this episode, at least on my end, is subpar. It's below average. It's not what I normally produce, but it was really good content with Rashaan. And so I still wanted to produce it. I made a mistake. I made a mistake by not following through with my checklist, which actually, if you check on the previous episode right before this, it's all about checklists. And I gave you 10, 11, 12, 13 options, ideas that could be on your checklist. So I want you to definitely check that last episode out. I think you're going to get value. And I hope that you'll give me some grace, some forgiveness that I made a mistake even after 900 -ish episodes that I published that I still somehow forgot to use the correct microphone. When I was recording this episode with Rashaan. Let's dive in right now and please give me your grace for how the audio quality on my end sounds. A lot of good content. Here we go. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam A. Adams. And today we are with Rashaan Heilinger. And we're going to be talking a little bit about his podcast, his podcast journey, where he is. And if you're listening and you've got a podcast or you're thinking about starting a podcast and you're working full time, now would be a really good time to check into the episode because Rashaan is actually, he's got his own business started while working full time as an engineer. And he launched his podcast. I mean, he's put out over a hundred episodes. Rashaan, when did you start it again? When did you launch the podcast? I started my podcast in November of 2020. So a little bit into the pandemic. Oh yeah, that's right. Just a few months after. What happened for you to make the decision? I've got a couple of like follow up questions with that. So just think through this. You probably had a full time job. You didn't start the podcast right away. So what I'm curious about and what the listener might be curious about is how long had you been thinking about starting a podcast? How long had you had your side hustle business, coaching and mentoring entrepreneur men? Could you give us that story? Like why six months in a pandemic? Why not before and why not right at the pandemic? So the idea for the podcast started back when I was in college, right? But the idea for podcasting came a little bit obviously before the actual podcast was launched. And the idea was that I wanted to provide impact and provide value to a lot of people. Since growing up, I had a lot of advice given to me from my parents, from mentors, from different kinds of instructors, whether it was in my martial arts journeys or anything of that nature. I had a lot of advice and a lot of good tactical tips that were given to me. And I said, you know what? This is fantastic information. And I want to give this back to a bunch of people who are ready to be held accountable for the choices that they make. They know that their life is fully their control. They need to take a grasp of life by the horns and really, really strive to actually do what they want to do in their life. Whatever that may look like for you. Let's say you want to make a ton of money. You want to get to a certain body fat percentage. You want to maybe be the best public speaker, whatever that goal is for you. My goal is to say, let me give some tactical tips to be able to start you on that journey to say, okay, you have this goal. Let's break it down to the more minutia. What do you have to do on the day to day to get you up to that? And so thinking about how I wanted to start the podcast, the idea for that came around the January, February ish timeframe, same year 2020. So before being shut down in March, okay. You said the idea came when you were in college, put a date on that. When do you think you got that idea? So the idea I would say came maybe right around my winter break of college. Since when I started the podcast, I was still in college. I've since graduated now, but it started around December 2019 ish. I would put right around there. And then January, February, you're graduating. I graduated in may of 2021. Okay. And when did you start your engineering job as a systems engineer? I started that in February last year, February, 2022. All right. So you launched a business and a podcast while graduating college. Right. And at the end of graduating college with an engineering degree. Yeah. A lot of homework. Where are you working to? Did you have like a job while going to school? I did. Yes. So we did a couple of jobs. I worked first as a lab technician. Well, I don't know how far back you want to go. Yeah. How about from December of 19? Like were you working at that time? December of 19? Yes. I was working as a laboratory technician. I was working contracted there and I was working in their microbiology portion of the facility. So I worked there for a couple of years. From there, I moved over to becoming an engineering lab technician at a different company where I worked there for about seven or eight months or so. And then after that, I saw an opening for a full -time position at that company. And then I said, you know what? Let's do it. And so I put in my resume, went through the whole application process, yada, yada, yada. And now here we are. I'm still in that position right now. Okay. And what came first? The chicken or the egg? Okay. What I mean is did your business start or did your podcast start? Like you had an idea that you wanted to help people. And so did you launch a business? And then later you're like, Oh, a podcast would be helpful to add, or did you have a podcast and you're like, Ooh, maybe I should do a business or how did that go? Actually the latter, because a lot of people actually start their business first and then see podcasts as the marketing channel for that. I'm actually like the minority. When I figured I was actually flipped it because my mentality the entire time was I just want to give back a bunch of value to people. And I just want to be able to give, give, give, give, give. And then eventually I started giving a lot of that. And then people started asking me for more advice, whether it be Instagram, whether it be on LinkedIn, whether it be in person. And they said, Hey, I have a question about this. I have a question about that. And I'll say, okay, cool. And we could do that. And then I figured, you know what? A lot of people are asking me for help. I can probably build some kind of a business around this. Right. So that's what I started saying. Let me go ahead, launch into start working on my coaching program. And so that's where we are now today. So started from podcast, migrated that now into the business. And now it's funny because now we're starting to do that switch back where now it's going to start becoming more focused on the business. And then the podcast will now start becoming more of like a marketing thing. However, not say that the podcast will change in terms of the value that's given or anything like that. Cause I believe in being fully transparent, keeping that as free as possible valuable tactical evidence on that every single episode, as we call it, the fluff free guarantee. So I promise to keep it a hundred percent there and keep it actionable. So every time people listen to an episode, they say, Oh, I can write down this, or I could take down this. I can implement that. So that's not going to change at all. However, it would still be some extra information for people to say, Hey, if you want more information, I do have a program. I have some questions that are stemming from people that have a decent amount of money where money is not a big stress. And then there are others where it's like, I really, really have to be careful here because I don't want to spend too much on this.

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A highlight from 116: Part 1: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

Game of Crimes

04:46 min | Last week

A highlight from 116: Part 1: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playerettes, dudettes, everybody in between, welcome back. This is the follow -on episode to last week with Rick Prado on the 22nd anniversary of 9 -11. We had a theme going here, we wanted to follow through on this next theme, and we'll tell you about that here in just a second, but first of all, welcome. As always, I'm here. I'm Morgan. I'm here literally with my partner in crime, and we're going to do what we did last time. I know some of you guys like small town police water, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to do that when we're talking about something as serious as when we talked about 9 -11. And then this month we're talking with Eric McBride. He retired as the chief of police in San Bernardino City. If you guys remember, Alex Collins we had on was a deputy with San Bernardino County. His partner was killed, Jamie McBride. He was wounded by a piece of shit. We don't even want to mention his name. But we're getting into now the December 2015 terrorist attack at the city of San Bernardino. Fourteen people killed, I think twenty -seven wounded, and it just didn't seem right to follow on. You know, we wanted to have a couple serious discussions, so that's kind of what it was. So before we get started though, just a couple quick things. Head on over to Apple, Spotify, hit those five stars. Let us know what you thought of last week's episode. Let us know what you think of this week's episode. And don't worry folks, next week we'll get back into small town police water. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com, our book from our prior guest, Rick Prado. You'll see that up there, Black Ops, The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior. Great reading. You just got to get it. We've got everything you need there. Follow us on social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, at Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But follow us on Patreon too, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. We just recorded some great episodes. You can't make this shit up. We've got 9 -1 -1, Case of the Month. One rule we made is Murph never gets to pick a movie again. He has to submit it for review before we review it. I promise to do better in the future. Well, because you're on the hook for next month. All right. But guys, we have a lot of good stuff over there. Everything about, you know, we get into funny stuff, we get into serious stuff. Our Case of the Month has been recommended by you, the listeners out there. So head on over there, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. Now this is a show about crime. We normally are fun and jovial because this is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We take the story seriously and that's how we're going to do it. This is not about us having fun and joking at the expense of a serious incident like this. So our next guest, Aaron McBride, like we said, retired as the chief of police, worked his way up from patrol officer, but started off as a Marine, formerly on active duty. He's got some good stories there, but he comes to us through another long list of people, a family of service, the McBrides out in California. He does. You know, our good buddy out in San Diego, Mel Sosa, made an introduction for us, got us to Eric. But the McBride family is well known in the law enforcement circles out there as brother Jamie, his niece Tony, and then Jamie's other daughter are all police officers out there that have experienced violence that, you know what, most cops in the United States don't have to experience. I'm not sure what's going on with the McBride family here, but you know what, they don't shy away from it and they don't run away. They address the issues as they come to them, and they're protecting their communities. Eric here was just the fact that, I mean, he's a trendsetter. You're going to hear him talk about his high school career, getting out of high school early so he could join the Marine Corps early. And his whole life is service to his community and his fellow man. And you know, in my book, there's no greater calling that you're willing to dedicate your life to work for the public. A public servant, I think, is a term of a hero. And that's certainly who we have on here today. And I'll tell you, again, we've got to thank our buddies out there, Southern California Gang Conference, Mel Sosa, all of those people. They're brothers to us. They get us great gifts, great gifts, great guests, which are gifts for things like this. And I'll tell you, you've really got to sit down and listen to this because one of the things that's going to come out of this is stuff that has not really been talked about in the media before, and you'll hear him talk about a call that was received. He's been briefing this to law enforcement. On the day of, he was the, quote, deputy incident commander, but he was the incident commander for all intents and purposes. And so he's not the one at the tip of the spear out there, but this guy has the overview of everything going on. You're going to hear things that went well. You're going to hear about things that didn't go so well. But we will never get to hearing any of this, Murph, unless I ask you, are you ready to play the biggest, baddest? And as we see in this episode, too, the most dangerous game of all, the game of crime. Absolutely. So everybody get in, sit down, shut up, hold on. You're getting ready to hear a story about an incident that I wasn't even aware of, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. So Eric, tell us what's going on, brother.

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A highlight from Crypto Water Cooler: Visa USDC, FTX Dump, Vitalik Hack, Swing Trading, PayPal Stablecoin Ep 004

Thinking Crypto News & Interviews

05:12 min | Last week

A highlight from Crypto Water Cooler: Visa USDC, FTX Dump, Vitalik Hack, Swing Trading, PayPal Stablecoin Ep 004

"This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 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, Chainalysis, Ledger, Dapper Labs, and many more. If you'd like to learn more about Link2, please visit the link in the description. Diving into crypto, we were just trying to experience, learn more about it. Everybody was excited in the last bull market. I feel like everybody was creating something. We do a weekly podcast where we interview people in the space. We just talk, bounce ideas off each other, crypto stuff that's going on. My background is from finance. I was actually in the mortgage industry for about six years, banking mortgage for about seven, eight total. It was fun. I like the centralized world, but I really do enjoy the DeFi and the decentralized world and the Web3 kind of spend everything. It's been a lot of fun the past three years being in the space. Our channel, The Next Block, it's been live for about two years. Obviously, you've been a guest on there before, and we definitely appreciate that. We love having your insights, but no, it's been a lot of fun. Just love learning about crypto and the future that we're going to see for the financial industry. Yeah, for sure. You guys have a great show. Like you said, I've been on there and you cover a lot of what's going on in the crypto market. You interview folks. Everybody, check out The Next Block YouTube channel. Links will be in the description. Go check out David's show and match more. David, I don't know about you, man. I don't want to look at the prices this morning, but I know Coinbase is going to send you the alert anyway, so you're going to have to see some type of notification about what the price is doing. It's not looking great, that's for sure. It's funny, I created a short, not too long ago for our channel, and just talking about the month of September. It is not a historically great month for price action. Right now, we're obviously down to start the month, but you look at the last six, seven years, it's not been great. And Bitcoin is seeming to be hanging on by a thread right now as far as support. So what are you seeing? What's your thoughts right now? Yeah, to your point, I've been looking at the same data points that September's have historically not been great. And even though I would consider myself seasoned being in the crypto industry, I'm still a human being as the emotions still hit when you see the price down in red. So also I'm trying to remind myself, stay calm, stay calm, put the emotions to the side. You've been through this, how many times already? It's an opportunity to dollar cost average. And that's not financial advice, everybody has to do their own research, do what's right for you financially, but certainly I've been buying the dips here and there, some upwards rally as we head into next year for the Bitcoin halving. Yeah. And it's funny, I even have pulled up the Bitcoin quarterly returns. Q3 is also one of the worst quarters for Bitcoin. Really, a lot of things, you could even look at stocks and certain things, it's not been the great, but obviously Bitcoin and crypto, if Bitcoin's going down, alts are going to get hammered even more. We know that. And so Q4 though is kind of where the money can be printed. And so that's where, even though September is a bad month, historically for Bitcoin and maybe even other altcoins that some of your viewers are certain to dollar cost average into, it could be great opportunities if you're really good at charting or just finding those entry points at finding some solid entry points. And then November, October, as everybody calls it right after, leading into November and December, sell, take some profit and then rinse and repeat. Yeah, for sure. And I've been trying to tell people about swing trading. Like, yes, I have my long -term hold bags, but you can make some really nice profits swing trading. And let's say the market doesn't go in the direction that you're expecting it to. You can just add that to your long -term hold bag. So it's kind of win -win. Obviously you want to be smart. Don't put your life savings, don't put your rent or mortgage payment into it. You got to be smart. This may be like you skipping a couple of times going out to eat and you use that money towards crypto or whatever it is, or stocks. So I've learned how to swing trade and make some money that way, and you can use the volatility to your advantage.

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"december" Discussed on National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

02:01 min | 9 months ago

"december" Discussed on National Day Calendar

"Welcome to December 21st, 2022 in the national day calendar. Today we celebrate an ancient tradition and turning your holiday frown upside down. One of the oldest celebrations still in existence today is the winter solstice. Ancient ruins like Stonehenge were even built around this event when the earth's bowls are at their maximum tilt. If you don't have a giant sundial in your yard, have no fear. You'll likely notice with the day feels remarkably short. Unless of course you live in the southern hemisphere where you're experiencing the peak of summer. The festivities of winter solstice vary widely, but still include decorating an outdoor tree to feed wildlife, gathering indoors for hot mold cider and lighting lanterns for the longest night of the year. It's all designed to inspire hope for the birth of the sun as we mark a new year's voyage. The word humbug dates back to the 1750s when it was used to describe anything false or deceptive. Charles Dickens made the phrase popular with his character of ebenezer Scrooge. To this day, anyone who scoffs at looking at the bright side is synonymous with the name of Scrooge. We all know it took some ghostly interventions to turn ebenezer around. If the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is filling you with humbug, take the cue to find time for yourself. And if that's not enough, try ditching all the stuff that makes you crabby and focus on what brings you joy. On humbug day, celebrate your own transformation into all things bright and beautiful. Are you celebrating humbug day? It's just a bunch of marlowes turned his frown upside down because he's just sitting in the corner biting the heads up gingerbread man. That's how I know he's crabby. No, he's not crabby. He's happy. And you guys can have the rest of it. Right? That's just something marlowe. That's what brings you joy. Oh my God. I'm Anna de beer. I'm humbug, Marlow Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we celebrate every day. Stop calling me Scrooge.

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"december" Discussed on Anna Jelen The Time Expert Podcast

Anna Jelen The Time Expert Podcast

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on Anna Jelen The Time Expert Podcast

"Vibes, a lot of love and lightness. Take care. Yours. And just another sunny day in Southern California. It's where the people in the place don't let them transform you. Come and see what you miss all of them. It's the only place where they live but they're very close. To. Me it's been turning color break and Southern California. But I'm a look to the brain what happened to you for you. Don't worry about it don't worry about it don't do it don't let go of the palm trees it's all enough it's falling nothing it's always. The only thing..

"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"Well, that really sounds sinister. Doesn't it on me major? It's horrible. How dare they? And oh, by the way, it's not just hearing. It's hearing vision and dental. Yeah. I mean, so this is what they go. This is what your buddy Joe Manchin is doing. I mean, this is what he's against. Well, look, I'm gonna tell you right now, you know, I rip his ass every single day. I think he's a colossal sack of shit. And but it's one of the things. And that's one of the reasons why I got to leave. I get messages every single day asking me, will you please run against Joe Manchin? And the answer is no. I will not stay in this damn state that votes against its best interest that absolutely the people that fight the hardest for West Virginia are the first ones to be stabbed in the back every damn time. And I'm tired of it. I'm sick and tired of it. Speaking of Joe Manchin, Richard, I love this. This is from the minor touch brothers. She is all of us right now. AOC just loathing Joe Manchin. Yeah, it's a fact. And let me tell you some Joe Manchin. I'm also disappointed in Joe Manchin. Because I know members on his staff. And my thing is, you're choosing to stay working for this second shit. When he decides to flip to independent or Democrat, I'm going to ask him, are you staying with him now? Some of the freaking people that are on his staff were Democrats that were frigging members of the West Virginia House. You know, if they were such strong Democrats, you know, to me, you know, when you switch party to the Republican side, go fuck yourself. I guess you're back on YouTube. We made you congrats. Yeah, for now. Mark peace says, what does it say that the Proud Boys are more cooperative with the January 6th committee than Jim Jordan is? That, you know, that's a great point. And we know Jim Jordan. Jim Jordan is a horrible person. Jim Jordan is a guy who ignored sexual assault taking place to the wrestlers that were under his care at a college. All right, now here's a trumper talking about Joe Manchin. Are you ready? Yep, let's hear it..

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"december" Discussed on National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on National Day Calendar

"Welcome to December 21st, 2021 on the national day calendar. Today we celebrate vacation sweet spots and turning your holiday frown upside down. This year's NBA playoffs are going to feature a lot of great rookies. And FanDuel wants you to be one of them. Make your debut on FanDuel sportsbook with promo code rookie and your first bet is risk free up to a thousand bucks. So you can bet the point spread, grab the money line or build the same game parlay. And if you make a rookie mistake, FanDuel will give you up to a $1000 back in sight credit. So you can take another shot. Okay, this guy's got potential. Make every moment more with than do. America's number one sports book. Sign up can unlock your risk free first bet up to a $1000. We're looking forward to seeing what you're made of. 21 plus in president Virginia, first online real money wager only, refund issued as non withdrawal site credit that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply, C terms that sports books FanDuel dot com, gambling problem called one 800 gambler. If you want to catch the sunrise before anyone else in the United States pack your bags and head to Maine. Specifically the west quoddy head lighthouse. This building was constructed in 1858, and is at the easternmost point of the country. That means it sees the first rays of the sun each day. And it's hard to miss, even though Maine is home to more than 60 lighthouses, the west quadi had lighthouse is white with big red stripes, looking like a gigantic candy cane that guides ships into port. It's a pretty sweet spot to check out if you ever visit the state they call vacation land, USA on national main day celebrate the people and culture of the pine tree state. I'm going there. That sounds cool. I know, right? It does John. I think it's great. The word humbug dates back to the 1750s when it was used to describe anything false or deceptive. Charles Dickens assigned this phrase to ebenezer Scrooge, who scoffed at anyone who would find good cheer in a world full of poverty and misery. While it took some ghostly visitations to turn screws around, perhaps it's wise to take stock of our own frustrations. It's okay to admit that the holiday season is stressful. If the hustle and bustle is filling you with humbug, it's probably best to make time for yourself. And if that's not enough, try ditching all the stuff that makes you crabby and focus on what brings you joy. On hump day, celebrate your own transformation into all things bright and beautiful. Yeah, Marlo. Marlowe's a pirate. Hey tomorrow, it's national date nut bread day. I ain't dating no nut. I'm Anna de beer. I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we celebrate every day. See you tomorrow.

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"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"I served with Kevin McCarthy. He's a tool. Anytime you give me a drum stick, oh yeah, it's the best part. Hillary Clinton has been the single greatest purveyor of disinformation in the history of our country. It kind of still shocks me that she's roaming free that she's doing interviews that she's actually not in jail. And so it was his political views. That led to you firing linwood. A mixture of a little bit of that. And what else? Just how he is as a person. What does that mean? He's insane. I was getting into an elevator with one of my staffers. And there she is. Don't want Omar. And I said, I love you. Did you hotspot decided to show up for work today? By the way, folks rename the squad, the Hamas caucus. Oh, I don't support Donald Trump, starts behind me. In 1917, as you know, we had the Spanish flu. Oh, I see you in the 5th row with three masks. Oh, Doctor Fauci, thank you for coming. Thank you. Baby. In his crib, rip the baby off. You took that cognitive test. I asked Ronny Jackson, you got 30 out of 30. President Trump was on an office by the way. We'd already have modified vaccines to deal with a new variant. Count on a variant about every October. And they're going to need a new market. We don't want the vaccine. The shot, which is designed to see how many people will comply before they bring on the actual market the beast shot. It will help. Yeah. Richard is the best. Can you believe that this is actually we started the show like this? And we'll end this like this. Can you believe how crazy they are? The vaccine is leading up to the pill of Satan? The mark of the beast pill shot or whatever. Yeah, you know what? That's where we're at, man. That's where we're at. And the bad part about it is is that the poorly educated, they are stuck in their ways. They're not smart enough to I guess grasp reality. So that's why it's important that everybody needs to know. If you're a Democrat, you better make sure that your ass is ready to vote. And if you're a person of color, you better be contacting your polling station to make sure that the morning of, you know exactly where it's at because they will shut them down. Oh, man. I mean, I mean, you know, just like Kevin McCarthy still hasn't denounced Lauren bobert over the anti Muslim shit. I don't understand this. This is America. Look down on racism. We're supposed to denounce hate and bigotry. Yet the Republicans do not do any of that. No, I mean, it's true they are. There was just the margin D.C.. I don't know if you know this Richard. There was a Martian D.C. by the white nationalists. Yeah. And some of them almost got their asses handed to them when they found themselves stranded waiting on a few hertz riddle vehicles. But yeah, no, it's what's going on. I mean, Lauren boebert should be censored. Laura bobert should be removed from her committees. But once again, it doesn't mean anything. It just means that her and Marjorie train rate green will have time to but there is a rift I hear. If you notice, you don't really see Marjorie train Rick green and Lauren boebert together a lot. Apparently. Yeah, apparently there's little jealousy in who loves Donald Trump the most. Oh boy. Talk about losers. Holy shit. It's just amazing that this is 2021. And we are now witnessing outright racism. They're not hiding behind. The white hoods and sheets anymore. Now they just never don't care. They're just like, look, I'm a racist. You know? And that's it. It's fucking unbelievable. That's where we've come in this country and it's really, really sad. Wow. Well, listen to army major. I want to say thank you. You brought me to tears with your talking about you coming home and you know I mean, it was very emotional and you know that's why I love you know that's what I love you so much is that you're much like me. You know, you're gonna be honest, you know, even if it's gonna choke you up. Yeah. Well, it is what it is. But go ahead and plug anything that you want, you know, you have a show tonight, right? Yeah, I'll be on an 8 o'clock tonight. Follow me on Twitter, oh Jenna number four America. My YouTube is airborne, but I don't know if it's even going to work, and of course my Facebook. So yeah. And then of course I'm sapper filed on TikTok. So yeah, airborne. Hey, army major. I love you. Thank you so much for coming on and thank you again for your service and I can't wait to hang. Are you coming to LA any time soon? I think we're planning to get out there and probably at the beginning of the new year. So if we do, brother, you know, we'll link up and all right, I brought the thanks so much Richard. All the way to everyone. All right, the great army major who really is such a great guy. I mean, I mean, that speech he just gave just, you know, you know, you know, it was so emotional and, you know, and so beautiful. I mean, after all that, to come see his wife and kids and, boy, boy, talk about, I mean, you know, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of our military on Pearl Harbor day for all that they do. And then that being said, how much, how much does it irritate you that the GPP bows down to a former president that called our military losers and suckers? I mean, I don't know, it's disgraceful. They should be ashamed. Literally, they should be ashamed. I want to thank my guest today. May just say senator. I want to thank my sponsors bet online that AG, I want to thank my moderators, Nikki B and Benny loco. I want to thank all of you for your generous super chat. Now I am going to do my show. My beer on the balcony for all my Patreon people and all of my YouTube people. And I think that you're going to enjoy this one. So if you're not a Patreon member now, I recommend you be coming one. Patreon dot com slash stuttering John. And on that note, I'm going to start it right up because I have it all cute and ready. So this is stuttering John. Saying again, happy birthday, lily bell. I love you so much. And saying, all you, thanks for all your support. And I'll see you in about 30 seconds. Stuttering John, saying gee, yeah..

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"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"Desantis, Donald Trump. Everybody out there can name about ten to 15 members of the Republican Party. Know that that's very, very few. Of what the Republican Party really is. You don't hear about the other Republicans. Because a lot of the other Republicans are not happy with what's going on. A lot of the other Republicans really wish they could get back to the day when the Republicans were respected because of the things that they did, not because of the bullshit that comes out of people's mouths like this frigate orange cheetah leaning. So I mean, it's that bad. It is that bad. So I believe that the majority of the Republican Party really would like to get back to the day when it was just Republicans and Democrats and even though not meeting in the middle, I don't think that they really like the. I don't know. The look that the Republican Party now has because of these people like Marjorie trade great great. Roderick Barry, thanks for the 5 bucks. First super chat of the day. You know, it's been, it took an hour and 15 minutes for the first super chat. As long as you bring up the mango Mussolini, tangena, he stays relevant to him as free publicity like a stage act to performing. He's right. Well, he is right. He's right. Donald Trump is a WWE wrestler. You know, just go out there, say outrageous bullshit. Why constantly, and you'll get people to follow you. Yeah, and Boris is somebody posted on her. They said, Fox was banned in Canada. I don't know. I'm not from Canada, but I guess this person says fox is on the news in there are a lot of right wingers in Canada. I'll tell you. I know that. And I was told by somebody on Patreon that you know there's a lot of racist encounter too. I mean, I think it's, I think it's everywhere. I think a lot of it's fear of difference, you know, and it's sad, but it is what it is. It's also a mark of a lack of education. And that's an absolute fact. You show me somebody's dumb as a damn stump, and I'll show you somebody that thanks for better than somebody because of the color of the skin, how they love or how they pray. And yes, I am on the freaking something with YouTube. They posted my stuff in a week. I've been fighting with why are they not doing that? You know, I go on at nighttime and I start saying the things in essay and everyone should also mess. What I do with the troll is I call them out and I say this debate. Me and you, let's go. And you know, sometimes, most of them, not at a ten times, they don't say shit, they just fear. And then every once in a while, somebody will come on then we'll go back and forth. And sometimes it'll get where, you know, if you have you, but the standpoint about it is they go and then they go and they report it. And of course, for some odd reason, I was told that I got something from YouTube that said that I'm basically that they were taken down my page. So we're filing a something to try to see if we can get more details and get our page back. Wow. Well, I'm sorry to hear that. But do they actually do any of them actually come on and debate you? Black one or two, but it's all garbage. Bust them out. I mean, once again, if I tell you something, if I say something, you know, I usually, if it's on my show, every topic that I talk about is something that I've researched. I've read on, I've looked up articles about. That's it. So if I tell something that somebody comes in and says, you're a liar, well, then let's see. Let's mean you go at it. Because 90% of the time, you know, it's just a bunch of people full of shit is what it is. You know, they ate, they hate the fact that I don't like Donald Trump. You want to come on my page and you want to say Trump 2024, then let's go at it. Let's go. You tell me why Trump 2024. And the truth is, is it can't? They can't, because they got nothing. Donald Trump didn't accomplish shit. Donald Trump did nothing for a guy who told everybody, I'm going to tack on completely bring something that's going to be far better than ObamaCare and for four years later, still hitting than the first damn thing had no healthcare plans whatsoever. Donald Trump was garbage. And these people that love Donald Trump fail for Donald Trump. And the reason why is because they're not that damn sharp. And then how about the infrastructure week? Every week, every week, every week was infrastructure week. Like a billion times of him saying infrastructure is going to get past this week. He did nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Donald Trump, Donald Trump doesn't construct anything. He destructs everything. You know, I mean, this guy he tore down more bridges. That guy's just garbage. Hey, what's sad? We've got a significant amount of people in this country that refuse to see the light. What's sad is that we've got a significant amount of people in this country. I woke up this morning to horrible news. Of a guy that I've known since I was a kid out of COVID. Gotta go. Oh, I'm sorry. Yeah. But I mean, you know, it's just like, it's so sad. It's so sad that people are dying of COVID. And not everybody that does the code is unvaccinated. But the thing about it is is that everybody knows everybody knows, not just one. Everybody knows multiple people who have died of COVID by now. Everybody does. So it's not a lie. You know people that have died of COVID. You know people that have had COVID and survive and are now severely sick for the rest of their lives. Their life expectancy has lost ten, 15 years because of the illness and the attack of COVID. So stop, stop playing this bullshit. It's a hoax. Stop playing this. Donald Trump and them absolutely convince you that it was a lie. That it was going to disappear as soon as the election was over. And you still go down this path. It's like the ignorance that we have. I sit here because I got people and you got people right now on here. You got people out here right now that from all over the world. There's people in here from that going, the United Kingdom is people in here from Australia, and every damn person on here that is from another country. Right now is looking at America going, what the fuck is wrong with you all? Why? We thought that you guys, you know, we were supposed to be the leaders of the free world. And now, you know the leader of the free world is today. It's not the United States of America. It's Germany. Germany is the leader of the free world. The leader and the reason why is because under Trump, everybody in the whole game earth was looking like holy shit, the leaders of the free world are absent now. You know? Yep. That's the truth. And we're still in that category. Right now we got Joe Biden. Joe Biden is doing great things. And he's bringing us back. We're talking to Iran. We're going to create another deal here with Iran. You know, right now we're dealing with Russia and this shit. We got China with Taiwan and that ship. But we have somebody right now in power that's going to be able to handle this. Donald Trump could not handle this. And the truth is, is that Donald Trump was left by Vladimir Putin. And Vladimir Putin loved Donald Trump because Donald Trump was going to absolutely weaken the infrastructure of America. And that right there makes Russia it elevates them. You know, they look at ways that they can capitalize. If America is weak and America falls, then there's nobody to check a Vladimir.

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"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"december" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"Know, I got a lot to talk about today. So let's just calm down. It's my daughter's birthday. So we'll calm down here. Learn some money. Hi, it's a start time for the podcast specific time. I love you, Lenny, but it just. I do the show at noon PST.

"december" Discussed on The Unstoppable Woman®

The Unstoppable Woman®

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on The Unstoppable Woman®

"Like. Why is she. plays well new on that. You cook but what i was going to say was Hey listen you've just had a big health scare. Is it worth sacrificing your life continuing to. I forget what her challenges were continuing to like. Face these blocks. Like if not now. When right i mean you have to be nuanced about that But there's something in there. Yeah definitely which which. I sense from other changes. They have her and why she was thinking of joining the My retreat in december which is where this all started I think she's she has an awareness of that and it's fueling her but it's that stuff start Yeah and the thing that you need to remember there. Is that Just because you had this really powerful conversation. don't make this shin. That she's still in the emotional place. Okay right and on either of these calls. It doesn't mean that you have to insist on the questions like some people are. Yes um you like. Let's go right right Right if there's some hesitancy go back to you know okay. Let's agree with them. I totally get that. That makes sense to me. 'cause you do there's some truth in right like you're not bullshitting them but you don't wanna put them. You don't wanna be like you're making a really fucking wrong decision with someone on on their Defense right right. So you're right. You agree with them that and cheer the agreement has to be conceptual. Not in agreement with no okay. Again with exhaustion aren't being met with something. Okay And then it's like it depending on what they've said you know you. Have you use your judgement here. But something like totally. Get that and what i remember. So it's a yes and so what i remember is that you were saying. That excellency was super important to you. And you really wanted to play blah blah out. How does that sync up. Like where i don't say how does that think like stand on that right now Just shift it's like the election. It's like you're shifting the conversation. Okay but you and that. I'm just made that up but like there's something that you can go back to what they've said previously and you have to figure out what that is based on the conversation right there's no script here and then back. Yeah i keep going. That's okay and then you go then you're back in the sales questions. What are you okay. So you really want blank. Yeah i really do and you know that seems like it's really.

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"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"Whatever it is. You're doing stay safe out there so with that. Be xiao sign offer this week. This is chrissie. Say tonight from salt lake city. This is sally from wisconsin saying that evening. And this is rachel in indianapolis indiana party who. I could do the latest dance. It starts with like a and then you get really crazy with the hip sir. You you've been listening to the five ish fingers podcast..

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

07:06 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"That came from the kind of the mystique of being a you know a sorcerer whatever mistake was useless like a not really a priest but some of you know holy relentless somewhat who could who could he'll wanna quote Well alexi the young boy. The youngest boy he was like a lot. Lot of the royals Across europe they were he was. He was a haemophiliac. Which you know we could go into that. That's another rabbit hole to go down so but he was and what happens when you leave things in the genetic line. Don't diversify with genetic. Yeah that was stuff gets passed. It's like you want to keep the blood pure well. That's what happened but anyway so but the movie does not touch on any of this. 'cause 'cause really a what what donald loosen and Gary nah or coleman. I swear no gary goldman involvement. Sorry every time. I see it though i for some reason i see the gary and i want to drop the g on his last name and think. It's gary oldman and like no. That's someone completely different gary coleman. Oh my gosh okay anyway. So don blues and company thought that the real story was just too dark but they want but this is what they wanted to do and if a stories too dark for don bluetooth guy. This is running traumatized from all dogs. Go to heaven. So this is a guy who brought us rats of nimh and american tail and land before time if this if it's too dark for him. Wow okay so you know. It's like saying timber to timber must be like too much black. I mean like what is it just a black piece of paper. Yeah so you know. The the curse the curse comes and basically it takes the form of these little sprites evil sprite. I guess encouraging the people the unrest to storm the palace where it is implied that the did they murdered so that they killed the royal family. This is in the movie Fcc runs back for her music box that she left the room and her grandmother runs after her and A young servant. Boy joe sneaks him out of the servant's quarters which is you know this this door in the wall and he gets them out and stops the the people from trying to kill him and and but she leaves the music box behind and the boy dmitri ends up with it and then then station or grandmother run out of the city at And tries to catch him but he falls on the ice and bartok's is kinda like sorry and they but bartok the bat bat. Albino bit in. Grandmother tried to escape on the train. Her grandmother makes on the train and stage does not she falls hits her head. And you know it's next time we see her. She's an orphanage and she has no idea on. It's been ten years and it's been ten years and she's leaving the orphanage because she's too old to be there and comrade fleming. Cough has gotten her a job. Yes i wonder how many times how many how often that name has gone over. People's heads off fleming. Yes so she. She's beach anyway an anesthesia. anya It's like it's obvious it's attestation because you know yeah she's the protagonist. It's in the name of the movie There's so many things there that i wish they kind of expanded upon like. Where did you get the name on your from. Like yes is that like was like she thought. Like when she was found kasparov found wandering the after falling and hitting your head of like apparently forgetting her entire life up to up to that point of the necklace from her grandmother around her neck the apparently she got to keep but then changed the name anya. It's like more did that. Come from the awfully close to her actual it and it could just be like. That's all she could remember or you know it's who i don't know how amnesia works This is you know convenient fairytale amnesia. Because there's a there's big musical number about a rumor in saint petersburg and they're all whispering it because you know they don't want the The the yeah people in charge to find out there. And i just and i've only realizes recently because as a kid i was like well you know is a big deal but then i was like oh right if you know any mention of during the soviet union any mention of of the royal family was no way. No yeah that that's ultimately what led to the end of the romanov line is. There was a a an uprising. Essentially from the you know the lower classes who were sick and tired of being poor struggling. And meanwhile you've got this aristocracy that likes that. We're extremely opulence. They love anytime that they did anything it just had to be over the top with glitz glamour. And you know if every everything periods this fan that was kind of the time for big. Yeah the haves and the have nots and the have nots. Were tired of not having anything. yeah so they there was some unrest and there were a just a people that saw this unrest. You know building happened like we can take advantage of that and helped throw essentially over the monarch so then we can be in charge and have all our money and well and they were doing it under the guise of you know the yes we will be the ones that will make sure that the the little man gets the will will hand out all the good stuff all the stuff you just you know you just go and keeping your place in two years thing but if you know if any if if you know anything about history of this this time of year there's a gentleman by the name of lenin..

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"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

05:51 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"Stuff before the war and in the war. Kind of put it on hot. I want to say put on pause but it kind of put it to the back burner. It just the focus. The focus moved around but As far as politically nicholas was not a very good czar but he was an father if he has just been a dad took care of his family he would just. It would have been just fine. Yeah there were there was there was i. Guess probably the easiest way to do. This is to just go through the movie and maybe out. That's what was actually happening happening. You know what actually happened in real life Yeah because otherwise we could get really because the advocacy dates and stuff don't necessarily match but But yeah when 'cause nicholas was heir to the throne And there they didn't really have any other options because that's the way that's the way it was set up. And but his father was like like this big like burly bear for man you know the big muscles and tall and very intimidating because really good like military leader and strategist and stuff. And to put it bluntly a lot of people consider is air knit. You know nicholas to kind of be an idiot. Accurate into official things knowledge required to rule. He for whatever reason he just. It just didn't never than of that. Political ruling stuff never clicked with him. I mean there were things that were going on. you know. This is my opinion on russia general. Their culture is beautiful. The the music literature the art. I mean i've i've put together a pinterest of of things They'll photos of of the romanovs in some artwork and other things and you know they're they're they're dresses their close is there. It's gorgeous. artan. Russia their cultures gorgeous. Their politics are garbage. Your and this is true throughout history But and their and their reach at this time was ridiculous like when when nicholas became czar he was the romanov dynasty. Essentially was Like the largest like single monarchy in the world at the we're talking russia but it's not like russia today if you look at a map rasha the the the romanov kind of reach. I think it. A documentary watched. He essentially was ruler of like one. Third of the world's land mass. Yeah and when it 'cause they'll use they'll use the term emperor empress of all the russias and so it was like kinda like sorta like how germany wasn't unified because it was like pressure in the what was the other one there's there's there was like little provinces and it was all guarantee there's a lot of places that don't ask this now on the map yeah Russia was kind of the same way in a way but anyway so so the movie you know starts off with their celebrating. There's three hundredth anniversary whereas in real life they it was five hundred years but whatever. We won't quibble with that and the whole story starts off with empress dowager empress marie nicholas's mother anesthesia's grandmother. She's played by angela lansbury. She's narrating and she's kind of reminiscing about you know there's this time of palaces parties and we're celebrating and it was a good time in my in my granddaughter anesthesia. You know she want me to go back to paris so she gives her a gift on this during this this big this ball this celebration of the anniversary and and and empress marie gives anesthesia. This music box it it. It turns on with this necklace That says together in paris and and you know the rest butte and crashes the party and he curses the romanovs to die within two weeks. You will die within the fortnight. And it's like all christopher lloyd plays rescued and so it's big and bombastic and the animated villain of of the movie and he is they pull no punches with this. Yes he's campy visiting in yeah a. B. is as fantastical. This movie is and you know. Obviously like rescue. Selling his soul probably was he may have done something where he thought he told his. I don't know putin realize he's a he's at this for is being over the is seemingly over the top. It's actually a pretty accurate portrayal of the roller has butte. He really was like extremely well that too but like he was extremely like flamboyance and he loved the party and he loved the hanger you know like have like a he was a a known philanderer. He you know he. He loved drinking and hanging out with the ladies. As.

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"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

08:02 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"Sixers of. I was guessing. Okay yeah i might've been closer to seven eight with the one with wolford. Bramley still young child at heart so that's available for patriot supporters. So you could become a patriot supporter now and you would get the backlog so it's not like you're missing out you can join at any time and get the backlog of patriot episodes Then for your regular podcast feeds wherever you your podcast Back in the again they to steal from big. Finish the mainline We finish out the nineteen forties finally With the are twenty seconds. Best picture winner all the king's men so we're going to now move to the nineteen fifties. Where at least some of the best picture nominees if not the winners are in color now. Oh that was an actual like pieces. I think i forgot the budgeted actually episode bit. The that was a would be the last year that all of the best picture nominees were in black and white so going forward at least one of the nominees will be in color so winners maybe not much. They're going to be a lot of black and white and my future unfortunately but at least this coming week episode but thankfully the episode after that if full-color anger this now i will i will put in a little a little caveat like to kill a mockingbird best picture in the sixties i believe yeah and it is an excellent movie. Yeah i mean. I don't know if you guys are gonna like it but i i remember watching it the watch the movie after he read the book in high school i just i loved the book and i remember liking the movie. We'll be i it in high school. I had to watch it so it was one of those. Like when i you know i have to own this book and i have to own the movie. Yeah there are very few. That i'm like i need both. This is one of them south. So go ahead as i remember in high school wounded we watched movie after. We'd had the book in bunch of my classes like. Oh wait we're gonna hate it in and above loving. Oh no no. It's just like a black and white. I've just you know after twenty two at that is he. One has gone with the wind. Was these color it has gone with. The wind was in color. One of twenty two black and white or seppi f really think wings was worse than they yellowish to it but still I'm ready for some cooler. Considering there been like lots of other movies that are starting to release that at least in that same time period that are in color so like come on academy get with the program. Yeah really but that's my own personal issue anyway. So that's available in your feeds. Wherever like i said. That's the gold standard main line. And he walks her in the patriot feed. So yeah there you go all right moving on to feedback so We got a couple of messages. A feedback from chalet. Just redid hold off on feedback last week. So they get a little back. That's okay but So she says she is excited for the new space jam. Movie you me. Both girlfriend She loved the first one. Growing up And she does. She likes all forms of dizzy or animation. New disney looney tunes. Scooby doo on like Is she agrees. With my assessment. It does college ready player. One and warner brothers Maybe put together so yeah. An raf breaks internet. That's a that's a good good comparison to with all the different. Ap's and stuff out so Did you do Also excited for zendaya to be playing wola. Harvey good lola. So she's also excited for the low-key series looks good. Yes f that will be a fun one and then Talking about The upcoming final seasons of the crown appropriate Sam of the casting. We you already I don't think i knew this. So do we know the jonathan pryce replying prince william. Or prince phillip. I saw. I saw an article today with us. Talking about imelda staunton playing the queen. Yeah i knew that. Yeah but i remember reading about it and we were all like you know i think of eldest daughter and we all go to harry potter. I'm bridging yeah. Okay so yeah i didn't. I had not heard that. At johnson price was supposed to be playing prince philip. So that's I can kind of see that those it will work. I ran a little trivia Seems obvious now. But i didn't realize i read that Control it from seeping. Beauty was named after that prince philip. Atlantic's law since a. I feel like i heard that but forgot. Now i remembering 'cause you set so game which now mike okay that makes sense or is like you know. Here's somebody it just in conversation to hear somebody say princeton. Eleven near like wait. Yeah look and see like what company you're in like these disney people. Are we talking about you. Know the disney or are we talking about the the husband of queen elizabeth which member royal here. We talking about So.

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"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

07:08 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"Just after kathleen passing crazy But Chris how the other half of the kind of the creators and owners of the blue box cafe in elgin. Just outside of chicago passed away over the weekend at the age of fifty war after battling melanoma or last year nap again. Cancer cancer sucks. There's a reason page has founded camp cages. Cancer sucks because it does So yeah if you remember us talking about when his wife kathleen passed away suddenly And i think seemingly unexpectedly what a month ago yeah yeah yeah and I i had yet to make it out to blue box but you know we had. We had chris on the show a couple years ago as as a guest and Yeah kathleen died in february. So yeah it's been a couple of months but still so close yeah so There is as a recording this. There's supposed to be open to public visitation thursday At the funeral home in elgin. And then the service will be This this friday have lincoln the show notes for information to that. If you have to. Yeah you're in. The area was a fan of the cafe The the cafe was closed over the weekend. They are supposed to be open. I think through thursday and then they're gonna close For the assuming so employees and stuff can go to the service and the like And beyond that. The future of the cafe. Is i guess up and up in the air now that both owners are passed shoot. Yeah hopefully yeah with with luck and hopefully circumstances are such as the cafe gang continue To to be open and run. Because i i would like to get up there at some point. Yeah it's it's a doctor who theme restaurant allow. Yeah and it's just one of those things it's like you hear about like i'd love to go see it or go go visit it and whatever reason either. Make it or you don't. Yeah yeah i mean in in some part of it sits a little bitter sweet cause yeah but at the same time. It's all Yeah they did. They have kids or anything or a donor. You leave so okay out. That i the not that i'm aware of okay So and i. I've been keeping up with rob southgate has been really really good about keeping a posting updates and stuff and Pity one just kind of solidarity He's been asking for people. The post Selfies of themselves preferably the socks crude. I ever if you have one that anything doctor who related you may have And Put in the show notes. I forget what the hashtag is. A hashtag Rob said a us just kind of as a community type thing so if folks want to Do that as well. That i'll put the hashtag in the show notes. So i will i will. I will keep my eyes and ears peeled for any updates as far as the the cafes future is is concerned so i hate to see a good business. Go under because of unfortunate circumstances. Yeah for sure. So sport. Local your local family owned businesses folks yet all right. Let's move on to things more. Happy so We've got from marvel As a i. don't this been intentionally plan but is it yes. It somewhat celebration of the stars. Birthday happens to be his birthday today. He was like best birthday present. Ever We have gotten our first Look at shanxi. And the legend of the ten rings humming this temper or Entry into the mcu and my goodness this. It looks like it's going to be fun. Just lots and lots of so. I know a lot of people i know. A lot of people did not like it and pandit but it does re it does have a reminds me of iron-fist if you manage to your sit through the iron fist series on on net flakes. Hope maybe this one will be better if you didn't like iron fist as it's all the same universal but yeah you it's it's it's You know if you've ever been a fan of kung fu movies. Jackie chan bruce lee. And like the sicel. Be ready to periodic. This is going to be right up your alley even something like. It's not necessarily an accurate comparison but even something like power rangers will that lasts.

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"december" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Twenty twenty two march twenty twenty two even with the team's recent slide. The broncos ninety six seventy three overall record since started the elway executive error and in two thousand eleven. It's the eighth best in the league. And only new england has been two more super bowls than denver's to in the past two seasons so leave it to you armchair quarterbacks extraordinaire you tell me broncos country. Was this a painful though necessary. Step to take who should replace john. Elway hose are awfully big shoes to fill and should vic fangio be the next to go or more should vic fangio get a pass on this season on an nfl. Season turned upside down by covid. Nineteen you tell me this morning. Nine seventy three five three thirteen ten six twenty nine thirteen ten k. k. Here mornings with gail weekdays. Six to nine and.

"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

The Israel Hour Radio Archives

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

"God oh very strange. Video for those watching at home on facebook But beautiful song. Beautiful brand new song by baena bobby comma rod new on israel our radio the best of december the best israeli music of december twenty twenty before that we heard a great song. Just gorgeous really By south korea levy and lucy irish called seen. And i'm curious to see where that song is going in the new year as they continue to promote the movie the life ahead by sophia loren. We will see. It's josh rosen. It's israel our radio and sharing this time with golda and paula and timothy and peter all of whom checked in. I'm glad you did also have to say hello to somebody who The name i'm not even going to try to pronounce. Because i'm gonna get it wrong but it sounded spanish to me and i thank you for tuning in glad you are with us. This show is so much better. Live than it is on tape on prerecorded recorded so please be sure to join us. Every sunday at eleven. Am on facebook dot com slash israel. Our and monday through friday at three thirty. Pm eastern time at facebook dot com slash israel our and be part of the amazing israeli music community that we are all a part of and that gives us so much strength a few weeks ago we met in person on zoom sort of in person. You know what. I mean these days and we had such a great time getting together and we will do that again. That was a lot of fun so stay. Tuned for details always nice to put faces with the names that i see on facebook on a regular basis so stay tuned for information on our next virtual get together israel. Our radio in the next song. I have for you comes to us. Courtesy of some strange bedfellows. It's aviv geffen and offer. Ham freed avraham freed is one of the off biggest seniors in the haredi world. He has been doing his thing. He's american but lately he's been inching more more into the world of israeli music and he's been doing his thing since i was a kid and probably before i really established name in the world of hasidic music. All around the world i've given is the polar opposite. This is a guy who seemed very anti haredi. A real israeli music bad boy for many many years. But perhaps that has changed. Vive geffen has been writing and speaking out in support of the haredi community in israel saying he was wrong all these years saying he understands their community a little more than he used to. He understands their way of life. It's not so strange. Him it makes some sense and even though he's not ready to go in that direction yet he can still understand and he can still unite instill live in harmony with large community in aritz east l. And so i bring you aviv. Geffen and avraham freed with the show of strength. A show of unity. I show of brotherly love during the midst of corona virus. This is called but sorin sneezed echo. The kid no what's come on that giffen Gumbi's of khan says Eat they sought. Freelance tanna congressman but.

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"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

The Israel Hour Radio Archives

06:50 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

"Wave the game and It's been going for those Speaker going Yes we of. The tenets is the a shoot then i Classic show take growing a came limbaugh. A lot of the go ahead those long going musset ish. Bf vague. Tito plateau man. They say speech have Is very our own shortly after giving mark shown quantum of the was it the airports men. The anyhow muhammed you. What does masha show on show. Show show mccall matai I on shocked. He share the hitting on sharon Throw complain homeless man that you'd be mine on on the show the show. Yeah according to her nephew veena certainly very tall d van. He'd mind your mama. Meriva cachiyacu gash. Sh shake it by him. No fair die.

"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

The Israel Hour Radio Archives

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"december" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

"Thank you thank you. Thank you for tuning in to israel. Our radio mine. Name is josh roane and today on the radio. We're going to be presenting for you. A full hour of the latest israeli music all released during the month of december. We do this every month. Wrap up the month by presenting some of the greatest music released in the previous month. And that's what we're doing today We've been getting together every single day all month long most of the year long on a daily show that we call my israeli music. Live so most of you who tune in on a regular basis on that show. No these songs very very well but they haven't been on our weekly podcast yet so we decided for the podcast listeners. We would make sure to include them on today's show. What is your favorite israeli song for december. Please be sure to let us know if you are tuned in lee. Say hi it's still great to interact with the community while we're on the air but you know what even if you're listening months or years down the road that's okay. This show will still be just as much fun. Glenn you are tuned in. Sit back and enjoy some of the greatest. Israeli music made over the past thirty days ursuline. We're going to continue with a very cool collaboration by static and benadryl and rita. Yes very crazy combination. But that's what was going on all month long as we got closer and closer to festive gal twenty twenty. The fifty gal is a children's show that normally takes place during hanukkah all over the land of israel and arenas around the country this year it was all online and to keep us interested and to build up excitement for the grand finale which took place online and they sold tickets for that event. They were releasing music videos. That would take place as part of the show. Well remember the old song by rita and ethnics called data shamanee off the legend of the sun and the moon. Well redistricting it. But this time she steamed teaming up with that mix with static and bell the result. Judge for yourself. She goes way. it on. Beach may godot. I am.