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A highlight from The Chopping Block: Which DeFi Metrics Are Still Useful in a Bear Market? - Ep. 550

Unchained

16:34 min | 21 hrs ago

A highlight from The Chopping Block: Which DeFi Metrics Are Still Useful in a Bear Market? - Ep. 550

"Token economics can do way less than the industry on the whole has claimed that it's able to do and so for the most part I Sort of consider token economics to be a little bit of a dirty word today compared to how I saw it two years ago It's a tale of two fun. Now. Your losses are on someone else's balance generally speaking aircrafts are kind of pointless Anyways, I'm into trading firms who are very involved DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem Hello everybody Welcome to the chopping block every couple weeks the four of us get together and give the industry insiders perspective on the crypto topics of the day So quick intros first we got Tom the DeFi Maven and master of beams Next we got Robert the crypto connoisseur and czar of superstate then we've got to ruin the giga brain and grand poobah at gauntlet And finally, I'm a seed that had high mana dragonfly So we're early stage investors in crypto But I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice legal advice or even life advice Please see chopping blocks at XYZ for more disclosures Alright, so it's been a crazy couple weeks. There's been a lot of conferencing going on I think most of us minus Robert were at token 2049 in Asia I guess Tom and to ruin you guys are back in the States. There was also main net in New York What's been the vibe? Give me give me the brain dump of what conferencing has felt like in the last few weeks The u .s. Is dead as a doorknob for crypto It seemed like the u .s. Conferences had less attendance than they normally do amongst other things Whereas the Asia conferences were crazy like I just didn't think there were 12 ,000 people who wanted to go to a crypto conference in 2023 and clearly there was much more in Singapore Singapore was insane Yeah, I think token 2049 had more people than East Denver. Like it was it was pretty wild I mean it is like the premier event in Asia and it's sold out. Yeah It was gigantic venue, right? One of the I mean obviously if Denver was a very large venue as well, but it was it was it was absolutely massive Robert you were at permissionless. How did permissionless feel? I mean compared to prior years permissionless Felt, you know pretty quiet really high quality group of people, you know The conference goers that were showing up to a conference in Austin, Texas during a relatively hot week in September We're not totally like broad retail audiences. Most of people that were closer to industry closer to Happening in this space and a little bit more informed than you know, I've seen elsewhere so Small like token 2049 pulled a lot of people last -minute from permissionless I think a lot of people were planning to go and then decided like oh shit This seems like there's so much happening in Asia. I gotta I gotta go out there So I think the timing was a little unfortunate for permissionless, but there was a clip of Eric Voorhees Giving I guess what was like the keynote. It was pretty amazing. If you haven't seen it, I would strongly recommend watching it It's got like a couple million views or something and it's essentially just like a rallying cry Just sort of a credo of hey, you know screw the government Like we're trying to build a decentralized alternative financial system and it really kind of plucked to the heartstrings I don't know. Do you see that live? I did not see that live I actually had to take off right before that speech, but I was able to watch it online afterwards It reminded me a little bit of a his debate with SPF. I think like a year ago It was almost like it was like a month right before FTX collapsed and it was similarly kind of getting back to kind of the core Religion ethos of crypto is very we gotta get him on the show at some point He's definitely he's a very good bear market in a bull market I always feel like Eric is a little too centered and like too grounded bull markets They kind of demand a bit more craziness and levity but in a bear market I feel like he's got this gravity that is very clarifying You know, I really I really appreciate the role that he's come to play as like the elder statesman of the industry Any other takeaways from token 2049? I mean we were out in Asia for a couple weeks the videos have just started going up for token 2049 and I did one panel that I moderated with a bunch of l1s and It was actually probably the most entertaining panel I did I did I did several panels while I was out there But most of them were you know, they were great but this one we had it was Aptos we Avalanche and near all of whom were on stage and Goon who's been on the show a couple times Goon was just like he just basically was ready to pick a fight and so they just got on say they were scrapping they were like interrupting each other and getting super aggressive and It was honestly the most entertaining panel. I think I've ever moderated just from how angry everyone was on stage So any other any other highlights or anything that stood out to you guys while you were giving talks or or moderating? How about being on stage but I'll say there was a bit of a bizarro world moment with them token for 2049 too Where obviously a lot of high quality projects a lot of good representation throughout the industry and then there were a lot of random products I'd never heard of that had these like massive, you know Sort of neon lit up boots that they clearly spent a bunch of money on I believe Islamic coin was one of the large sponsors I am a not an Islamic coin expert, but there was another sort of meme floating around They're doing a public crowd sale for Islamic coin at reportedly a 30 billion dollar f .d .v I think it's like 60 million dollars raise a million dollars wait, so it's Yes, but they went on on Twitter to explain that this is a 100 year f .d .v And so in reality the the near -term f .d .v. They're nothing into is not near -term f .d .v So, um, you're the more than the near -term market cap I think we need we add we need to add some extra f .d .v Numbers in into coin gecko just so we can start the near -term f .d .v long -term f .d .v You know, I think an interesting thing related to this That's a tiny deviation but important to note is the history of finance Actually has had a lot of things where the introduction of a new met financial metric as a form of reporting Completely changes company structure like EBITDA, right? like why does EBITDA exists like earnings before income tax depreciation depreciation amortization and it's like Because it was this some company that was losing money and they started reporting EBITDA instead of like true profits But that kept them afloat for long enough to raise financing and then EBITDA now became like the accounting standard over time Right, so I kind of think that these f .d .v games We're gonna just see this like war of all these metrics and whichever metric is like the market wants will eventually be the standard and everyone Will just try to optimize that. Yeah, this is 100 % what happened to TVL Yeah TVL in principle makes sense as a number right, but how do you count TVL? Do you count your own token? Do you count wrap versions of your token if somebody wraps your token and puts it back in your protocol? Is that double the TVL like, you know? DeFi llama just decided how TVL gets counted and then the rest of the world just warped around the way that you know These metrics decided to get reported and you of course you saw that on Solana where like all these people were recursively Kind of putting TVL from one protocol back in another one back in another one Now I think we've gotten better at not double counting triple counting But you know back in in 2021 when DeFi was in full thrust It was just whatever goes like that's TVL the other chart crime that exists is that I really irks me is when people show cumulative charts instead of like instantaneous charts it I just like kills me I Will say as a VC let this be like a little one -on -one lesson as a VC. We absolutely hate cumulative charts We understand that cumulative charts look good So for those who don't understand a cumulative chart normally when you have a chart you look at look Here are the number of transactions every day, right? cumulative chart is here is the total number of Transaction volume ever if you add it all together and the nice thing about cumulative charts is that they look like they're going up Into the right always no matter what because they're adding, you know It's like the number of how many trades have been acting positive number. Yeah, exactly The problem is that it is useless to look at as a VC We as a VC and you look at a cumulative chart What I assume is that your actual chart looks like dogshit and that's why you're showing the accumulative chart So in general don't show cumulative chart. However, if it's a chart with multiple dimensions shown if it's a cumulative chart and a daily or time period flow Together then it's cool. Is it? You know, I'm already doing the first derivative Okay, let's say let's say you have a daily chart and it's like net inflows We're like some days are positive. Some days are negative. Some days are positive. Some days are negative You don't know the total you find that that's a net chart not a cumulative chart So if you're netting, you know gains and losses and you're getting like P &L or something like that We're net inflows and flows that's not a cumulative chart. That's very different because that does not go up into the right I agree. No, no, I think Then it's well Complimented with a cumulative on the other access behind it. I Net and cumulative are two different things. I did see it. I agree. That's just a U .M. We should have a chart crime episode The truest of VC true crime it was inflows prefer for friend tech, but they didn't take out the outflows So it was literally just any deposits in a friend tech added to the chart And so of course you assume you're gonna be looking at a net chart And in fact, it's any sort of deposit, you know adds to the overall chart, which is kind of a useless metric chart crime chart crime Any other any other chart crimes that come to my lungs are on the topic? I think these like feed accumulated ones where they're like people who are like trying to annualize I think people annualizing certain types of fee accrual and crypto sometimes makes no fucking sense because it's very event driven like oh Like there's a ton of fees from one event and then like zero forever But they always like choose the right time scale so that they can say like we have at least X of fees Like I understand how integrals and derivatives work and you're just trying to play with the boundary conditions Yeah, I mean I saw a lot of this in 2021 when a bunch of people like a bunch of businesses that had a bunch of random core businesses but almost all of them had tokens on the balance sheet and those tokens went up and they counted that as revenue and So they're just like, oh, you know, I had 50 million of revenue this year And if you charge that forward, you know another 50 next year and it's gonna ramp this much I'm like dude your core business made like 3 million and 50 million just came from tokens going up on your balance sheet. Like that's not your business, you know, so that I mean It's kind of charty. I don't know if it's a sharp crime per se but it's like EBITDA, right? Like I think crypto still is so nascent and the idea of like what should count and what shouldn't and what flows are it's still Kind of an open thing of like what the accounting should be, right? So I kind of think I'm kind of curious what EBITDA like the thing that becomes a like meme that sticks That's not TVL and that that's not just like fees What do you think you guys think it is because I do feel like this bear market My prediction is this bear market will end when we have invented what that is like the last bear market ended when TVL started becoming a metric and then people started monitoring it and like not gaming it as much and It was just kind of going up slowly. I feel like the Solana stuff came to even more where it was like, oh Here's the metric that everything's measured on So what if we come up with these crazy ways to like that's usually the end of a bubble, right? Like like once when it goes not the creation of a little baby That was like that was like the kickoff of the book I know I don't know but my point is like once you start getting kind of a shelling point around a particular metric It doesn't get gamed for a little while Like there's like a certain amount of time where it like it becomes a good real standard bearer But then someone eventually realizes that it's the thing to game and then you get this like kind of capital bubble around that So like AI you're having that happen with tokens per second right now Which is also a fucking useless meaningless thing because like the choice of architecture means the tokens aren't really the same There's not fungibility of them. Sure. I think it feels like right now There's a more and more fixation on revenue. And so you're seeing like, you know token terminal if you're looking at there's just revenue There's annualized revenue. There's price to sales price to earnings. So it does feel like we're sort of Morphing more closer to traditional revenue and underwriting metrics, which is a good sign However, these metrics aren't totally normalized in the sense that you know, for example for Uniswap Does Uniswap have revenue like obviously the token holders aren't capturing anything so the revenue is flowing entirely to You could say like cost of goods sold is like 100 % because all the revenue is going to the liquidity providers I would say, you know One of the biggest issues is that you have like protocols that are not businesses and people are trying to strap like business metrics or accounting metrics on them and they're just not like Ethereum Bitcoin like people are like, oh like, you know fees paid like is that revenue? No, it's not revenue, right? Like I don't think anyone thinks that like the transaction fees on Bitcoin or revenue. Are they on a theorem? No, but like I've seen platforms that like talk about That alongside something like Uniswap and it's like none of these really makes sense It's just like someone trying to build not to knock anyone particular company But someone trying to build a company about standardizing data is like, oh great Let's like standardize how we look at everything and I don't think it fits personally I don't think these protocols living on top of blockchains are necessarily businesses or need business metrics. I don't think it's that helpful I think like projects and For success like how many people are you know doing X Y & Z and like it won't always translate to the thing What do you think are metrics that should be adopted in lieu of? You know revenue or price of sales or whatever all the stuff that people are doing to try to account for You know particularly in defy I think for layer ones. It's a little more nebulous I think it comes down to exactly like what the protocol is, right? So like a great example is even taking two things that like seem like there's the same Let's say like Uniswap first like synthetics Well, both of them are for trading like, you know, one of them, you know is for trading spot tokens And one of them is more like derivatives, right? So like would you say like total notional traded like that might look crazy, you know to use that as comparison like I guess my point is like even two things that look the same are gonna be vastly different when you think about how you judge them or measure them and so All I'm trying to say is like, you know, let's slow down and not trying to come up with one size fits all metrics I don't think there is some like EBIT type But they will love defy broadly it trying and and when people get any shelling point on one of those That's when you see capital formation happen because it's like hey look there's this metric we can optimize it we see the growth curve right like growth implies you have a number or a set of numbers and a derivative like a gradient and The gradient can go up and you're like, yes or more money in it and I do feel like there's like a Psychological human behavior element to this and crypto somehow plays with that in a lot of ways and that that's some of its beauty Is that the fact that it kind of plays with these I think the revenue thing also is like a good I agree like it's really difficult to sort of compare across different types of companies, but generally it's a good heuristic for Understanding like product market fit and desirability just showing willingness to pay right like you can't fudge it because I'm literally burning money I'm spending money to use this this protocol saying something with like, you know net dollar retention at revenue retention overall It's like user retention Like yeah like it I think that's generally sort of a good heuristic because it's showing that if people are actually using these things consistently because they want to use it not because ideally you sort of you're tying out the I'm inclined to agree with this is that although it is an abuse of nomenclature I think you're better off thinking of protocols as products and thinking about like if you can just applying very kind of dumb Simplistic like yeah, they don't work perfectly, but they're way better than just like finger in the air What's TVL and kind of how do I feel like the vibes are trending for this particular protocol? I think it at the very least it keeps you honest if you look at the era Pre when people had concrete metrics that they were looking at like protocol revenue and things like that There were just a lot of things that had you know, take for example, then you have and you had 4chan economics Whatever was posted on 4chan was the truth totally totally and also like not looking at like net of emissions Looking at like willingness to pay net of emissions Like you just end up with this crazy town where it's like Oh, there's basically like a negative cycle where people are making money by using your product You're like, wow, I've parked my good fit There was basically an entire year where every hot product in crypto was that it was people it was being like wow Look how much adoption this is getting when it's really just people clicking a button that pays them every second to be very fair That is it's like it's so funny enterprise SAS bubble also had the same thing It was just the way the capital is distributed.

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A highlight from Ethereum ETF LAUNCHING Monday?! (Leaked SEC Documents)

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast

19:47 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Ethereum ETF LAUNCHING Monday?! (Leaked SEC Documents)

"Good morning, everybody. It is September 28th. It's 1130, and it is time to discover crypto. We got Tim and BJ on the ones and twos. How are you two doing today? I'm doing fantastic, man. Alright. Ready for the show. BJ, are you in the silent era? Yes. Okay. He's in the silent era. Guys, we got a great show today. We're going to talk about the Bitcoin 1 %ers. We're going to talk about ETH futures ETF and how a senior analyst of ETFs at Bloomberg thinks it is going to be approved on Tuesday, folks. And that's why maybe you're seeing this huge, huge pump in ETH and a lot of alts as well. Also, we're going to talk about Gary Gensler getting roasted. We're going to replay the clip of the Pokemon cards. It's just too good not to share. Also, AI is alive. It's alive right now. How soon do we have a Terminator 2 style D -Day? Give it about 30 years. 30 years, folks. 30 years. Alright. We'll go ahead and start building the bunker right now. Yes, DC's in the suspenders. I know. If you just had the green bow tie, you and McHenry. Alright. One, I'm not going to wear a bow tie. Nothing against bow ties. Just bow ties aren't for me. I'm going to wear a regular tie with the classic winds or not, or I'm going to wear the suspenders. Yeah. This used to be my old bartending get up. I'll tell you what. You wear the suspenders in the button -up shirt. I'll wear the hoodie, but I'll wear the bow tie with the hoodie, and then we'll complete the whole ensemble. Okay. Okay. So you'll be like Fetterman, and I'll be Fetterman's, like, lowest level employee. Exactly. Yes. What were you going to say, BJ? That's like Voltron, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Then we'll team up. Alright. Well, let's just get right to the market cap story here. Alright. Where are we at? Whoa. Did you see that pump right there? Yesterday, we were up around 0 .4%. Today, we are up 2 .3 % for the crypto market cap. We had passed 1 .1 trillion. 24 -hour volume for the first time in a long time is above $50 billion. We're coming in at $52 billion. Bitcoin dominance, Tim's looking a little happy here. It was 47 .1 for a few days. It is now up to 47 .3. Gas, surprisingly low, only 20 Gwei, but it's actually about double of what it was yesterday, but still pretty low. I was surprised to see that. Alright, let's look at the pricing here. We have Bitcoin up 2 .1%. It is now coming in at 26 ,858 bucks. We have Ethereum past 1600, now 1638. It is up 2 .5%. BNB up 1%. XRP up 0 .5%. And we have Cardano up 1 .6%. Solana. Solana is pumping, folks. We have it up 2 .6. And TonCoin erasing about a third of the losses of the past week. It is up 2 .7%. But I'm ready to look at some of these top gainers. Ooh, look at Bitcoin Cash as well. Have you ever thought about trading Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin Cash? Because they do have pretty big moves. Yeah, no, I mean, they definitely are probably better for trading, especially if you want to stay away from leverage, but you still want to be able to utilize the moves of Bitcoin. But yeah, I haven't ever done it. Don't think I will. Okay. Alright. Well, let's look at the top gainers. Let's look at the top losers here. Wow. We have Compound. It is skyrocketing, folks. And Compound has shot back into the top 100. I have RollBit up 12 % just for today. I have a little bit of exposure to RollBit and a little bit of exposure to Apecoin. And I have a couple comic book issues of Thor, but I don't know if that will affect my pricing there. But it is up 10 .8 % and Apecoin up 7 .4%. Bitcoin Cash coming in as the top five gainer here, followed by Lido, DAL, then Aave, GMX, Maker, Arbitrum, Stacks. And then, hey, look, a little Chainlink way down at the bottom. Do you have any of these alts? You're not much of an alt guy, right? No, I mean, I have alts, but I don't go that deep. The moment I have about eight of them, Aave is one that is close to being on the list of maybe I'll come into it. You know what? You don't want to get into, though. I've been watching a lot of maybe... I think he's going to come on the show in the future. Shout out to Crypto Archie. Archie's been going really deep in some degens that are sitting around like a $4 million market cap, and their chances of 100Xing are greater than others. I do think I'm going to start looking into a real good degen portfolio. It's probably not going to take up more than... 10 % is probably being generous in my entire portfolio, but I like where I am. I'm definitely very top -heavy when it comes to crypto. I'm more conservative with my investments, but I'm going to take a little bit of risk this market. All right, BG says, BCH is my secret crush. My dirty girl, he calls it. Where's the one person? A million dollar vision. We're going to give you a million dollar vision. Hopefully, you can stick around and just be part of that positive message. I believe you will. I'm believing in you. All right, well, speaking of believing, I'm believing today we'll not have any of these these coins in the biggest losers of the top 100 cryptocurrencies here. I'm manifesting it. It's failed in the past, but today I'm feeling good. Let's go ahead and look. What do we have? We have Casper. All right, I'm not pale as it goes just yet. Casper is down only 1 .2, then followed by tethered gold. So this is a peg to gold price here, then gate, then another gold. We have another gold coin essentially losing here, then injective, and then stable coins. Wow, I escaped it today. I escaped it today, but gold's on the way down and I have exposure to gold. So does that count? Any day that stable coins are in your top losers, it's a good day for crypto. All right, can we, before we jump over to the top story here, can we look at some gold pricing and silver pricing here? I want to look at gold on Kitco, and if you want to look at silver, maybe we could check out some prices. I like Kitco, K -I -T -C -O. Here we have gold pulling up. Gold is down $14 for the day, so not a whole lot there when the price is coming in at $18 .61. How soon until ETH passes an ounce of gold? One ETH almost equals one ounce of gold. Costco starting to sell gold. I looked into it. They sell out usually within hours whenever they limit two per customer, but they sell one ounce nuggets right around spot price. All right, what do we have for silver? I don't know if this is the right one or not. I looked it up. This says CFDs on silver. Oh, you're a trading view guy. We like trading view. Shout out to Marcus Seifer. Price slightly down, but it's definitely got a consolidation kind of pattern going on here. Yes, we're still kind of moving, setting some higher lows, but we kind of flat out here. After kind of getting kind of in this region, we've flattened out with these lows. The resistance is getting lower, but I'm going to go ahead and say, Deezy, I think that this is a pattern. Watch what happens to support. We're back down at support, but this is a pattern I would almost lean more towards a move to the upside. Let me look at oscillators on this. Yeah, I'm feeling like that's bullish. I'm feeling like that's bullish. Plus, silver has underperformed relative to gold in the past 10, 20 years. I'm feeling pretty good about it right now. Yeah, no, the charts on the daily chart look more bullish than bearish, I would say. It's kind of sitting somewhat in the middle, but more bullish than bearish. All right, and we have Danny Boy saying, look at 100 coin. Maybe, maybe. We'll see. I don't know. Maybe we'll get some time here. All right, well, let's get into the top story here. ETH, futures, ETFs. What is it going to mean? I also got some short form content. Guys, we have an article talking about these Bloomberg analysts. I'm just going to do the deep dive as well, so let's read paragraph or two, and then we'll just see what exactly they're talking about. Let's go to the source material. Let's go to the source code of the simulation here. Bloomberg analyst shares information leaked from the inside that SEC on Ethereum futures ETF. They gave the good news date, folks. We're talking about Eric Balchunas. He's the senior ETF analyst. We're not talking about the janitor there. We're not talking about, you know, the guy that makes a tweet every now then. We're talking about their senior ETF analyst. And he said in a statement, he has inside on info when the SEC will approve the ETH futures ETF. Now, we know there's inside information. Who's going to have better inside info than Bloomberg senior ETF analyst? I'm feeling pretty good about this guy's sources. Now, you got to be careful. Never trust anonymous sources. But if I'm going to trust one, I might end up having to trust this one. All right, let's see what exactly were they talking about? It all started. Let's James Safart here. Nothing yet, but watching for filings to indicate Ethereum futures are indeed being accelerated for launch next week. All right, so what was he talking about here? Here's a repost from Eric. So Ether future ETFs could be trading as early as Tuesday, folks, as the SEC looks to speed things up and in order to get it done before the looming shutdown, just like they sped up delays on spot Bitcoin ETFs. If so, issuers likely in mad scramble as we seek to update the doc. So we have the government shutdown to thank for this actually getting sped up because we covered it I think two days ago. We looked at when the government shutdown happens, what happens through the individual agencies. If you weren't here, guys, SEC will reduce 90 % of its workforce, CFTC along the same line. So 10 poise, there's only going to be one showing up in that office. That's going to be a very lonely office. So what they're trying to do, they're trying to clear all the paperwork off the desks before it's just that one guy alone. I feel bad for that guy. Who is that guy? Shoot us a message here. All right, well, let's go back to X here. So he was quote tweeting this tweet from 14 hours ago. Well, let's, uh, let's see looking like SEC is going to let a bunch of ETH futures ETFs go next week, potentially. And then he was quoting this tweet. So let's look at that tweet. And then that was the one earlier hearing they might update so they can go on effective on Monday and trade on Tuesday. They've asked filers to update their docs by fry, uh, Friday PM. Uh, I'm guessing that's the end of day Friday. So they have till tomorrow, 5 PM Eastern standard time, get your paperwork done. If you get your spot futures, I'm sorry, your futures ETF paperwork filed, you might be able to trade it on a Tuesday. We're going to go ahead and get that in submitted on a Monday. So this guys, this could be very, very big. Now we have to wait till Monday, you know, nothing set in stone here, but however, according to the analyst, they will approve, uh, of the applications that candidates who do update it by Friday afternoon, and they will begin trading on Tuesday. Uh, how speaker McCarthy rejected the stopgap funding bill advancing in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving us just four days from the fourth partial shutdown of the U S government in the past decade. It is thought that a closure event would deeply affect the sec. It is rumored that the spot ETF applications were postponed early for this reason. So chat, where are you coming in? Are we going to shut down? I didn't realize we had done it four times in the past 10 years. I would have maybe said two in the past 15. That makes me think guys, I'm, I'm starting to lean towards, you know, if you asked me three days ago, I'm under 50%. I'm leaning towards 50%. I might even exceed 50 % by tomorrow. Where were you guys coming in on the odds of a government shutdown? Yeah, I think I'm a little low. I think I'd say maybe 35, 40 % it shuts down. I think they're going to have to do with both sides, but it would not behoove Biden to have that shutdown happen. There's a lot of reasons why they'd want to keep it open. Of course, there's a lot of Republicans in Congress, they're kind of pushing for it. They probably like it. They want it. I think they come to some sort of deal. They don't do it. Guys, should we just break down the alpha for you? You know, a lot of part, what makes this live show exciting is we can do things like BJ, while you go, could you look up October 19, 2021 daily candles on Bitcoin, October 19, 2021? Well, I'm going to be the idiot in the room as usual. So if we removed the debt ceiling and put it on pause till 2025, why would we even have a shutdown? Because it wasn't the entire shutdown when we would hit the debt ceiling. So that's not relevant for another 18 months. Yeah, that is a very good point on the debt ceiling. I think that that's a great question. So maybe that debt ceiling isn't as final as they made it appear because I was being told, oh, once this debt ceiling is raised, we don't have anything to worry about. And then two weeks later, we all of a sudden have something to worry about. So now we need to think about the next time they give us a debt ceiling raise. What the f are you actually doing here? Is it actually nothing? These game devs really need to figure out how they're building their ecosystem, because these rules just don't make sense anymore. They don't make, yeah, yeah. There's a lot of bugs in the code here. All right, we have the daily candles. See the date again? October 19th, 2021. If we just look at about a 30 -day period, maybe 10 days before to 10, 20 days after. Yep. So this is getting close to the top, but it was the, there's the, we ended up beating it out. But October 19th is right here. So it's this candle. We have one more day. We topped out on the 20th. Hover over the 19th. Right there. That is the day we had a Bitcoin futures ETF here. Move more to the right side. Let's, let's get a little bit in. That's the top right here. Let's stretch that Y axis. Let's stretch it out. All right, here we go. Go back to the 19th. Yep. The 19th, right? Let me go over here. 19th is right here. So in the lead up, it pumped, it pumped, but guys, that was a buy the rumor, sell the news. We had one more day. All right. They probably didn't want, you know, Fox Business News and MSNBC to be like, oh yeah, it got approved yesterday. Look at the price. So they gave us another 24 hours of pump. We've got the pump of metal pumping. Then, you know, a new cycle, you're probably not going to want to talk about it 36 hours later, 48 hours. So we got that pump. We got a nice strong pump for 24 hours. And then it went down folks. And then it went down. We went from, I believe that was about 55K, right? No, no, I'm sorry. 65K. 64, 64 .3. And then we dropped down to what about a week later? We got dropped down about 57 .8. All right. So we went from 63, 64, all the way back down to 57. And then we set in a new all time high. What was the amount of days from that low? What's the date? If you just hover, it gives you the date, right? On the bottom, it gives you the date. So date October 28th, it peaked November 10th. All right. So 13 days later. So a week later, it put in a local low. And then two weeks later, new all time high. Will the spot or will the futures ETH ETF play out in a similar way? I don't think we're, obviously we're not going to go to 4 ,500. We're not sending in a new all time high. But what I'm thinking is we might have a similar chart pattern. You're the Bitcoin ETF. In reality, this is only a period. That means we might have. All right. So that's the date. That's we're five days away from Tuesday, right? Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Go back five days from that, from the 19th. So go to the 14th, October 14th. 14th is right here. Boom. Nice big pump. It pumped for five days. Buy the room or sell the news. And then it dropped. And so maybe we're going to have a really good next four days. Maybe. You know, maybe I would say that that's a little bit premature. I think we have to look at a lot of different things going on. Obviously, we're getting close to the part where the market was going to top out and go to the downside. I think there, if anything, the case to be made here, even though there was some pump in that happens here, I would only make the case that this is proof ETFs can't save you from the bear market starting. I think there's I think it's a mixed bag. I think it's a little bit too irresponsible to try to say, well, back in October 2021, this happened. Well, there was a lot of things with timing and a lot of other different things. I think let's watch ETF. It will be bullish long term. But remember, futures ETFs allow both longing and shorting. So volatility is more what I'm predicting, not necessarily a firm. Let me play devil's advocate. That was what a lot of smart people thought was going to be the top or near the top. So if you have some, I have to hold this instrument for six months, and it's October 2021, you have one choice. You open in a long in October 21, you open in a short in October 21. I feel like a lot of smart money is choosing short. Well, let's go to today. We're almost half a year from the having. You have a choice. Are you going to open a long today to cash in in six months? Are you going to open a short today to cash in in six months? I feel like then many more people are going to choose short relative to today. You know what, let's actually that takes us into our next story. Let's talk about the big investors. Will they choose Bitcoin? Will they choose Ethereum? Will they choose, you know, futures or will they wait for spot? Here's what this Fidelity executive has to say. Ethereum investment thesis could be easier for institutions to grasp than this big, then bitcoins. And here is why. This was with the interview with a bankless YouTube channel. I do like bankless Fidelity's director of research, Chris Cooper, I think says the firm's Ethereum investment thesis could be an easier concept for blue chips to understand. With traditional, it's probably more easily go with them something like ether, then show them things where they grasp much quicker than investment thesis for Bitcoin. The investment thesis for Bitcoin, according to Cooper, is to truly understand it, you got to first to dabble into politics, got no little philosophy, got to know some game theory, got to know some economics, got to know some other concepts, you got to know the Byzantine generals problem, you got to know what the white paper is, you got to hate the NSA and the surveillance state. It's a lot, right? It is a lot. I remember that feeling, you know, half a decade ago, maybe more. Well, you know, I learned about Bitcoin, I didn't really get into it to about half a decade ago. I remember watching Andreas Antonopoulos clips on YouTube. And I just, I'm just alone in my living room with, you know, with, you know, maybe Mary J was there, but you know, I'm just alone. I'm watching this and my mind's getting blown here. And I'm just like, my God, I'm just so into what this guy is putting down. And then you go to your friend, and you try to, you're full of zeal. You feel like a religious apostle. And you're like, oh, my God, have you heard this thing called Bitcoin and what it's doing? And then you just get a blank stare back. Yeah. It's like, oh, yeah, I ate the orange pill, didn't I? Yeah. It's taken me back to these feelings here. All right. So yeah, it's a lot. Basically, what I'm saying, it's a lot to wrap your head around Bitcoin, folks. That's all I'm saying. I had the my first exposure to Bitcoin whatsoever was back in 2013. And I was the opposite side of that. What you just said, the staring face. There is this kid I met. He was very passionate about Bitcoin, tried to convince me it was the one world currency that Revelation talks about. He also was a pot farmer. So I looked at him and I said, OK, buddy, good story. Now, it turns out I should have gotten in when he told me to. He he was right. I should have gotten into Bitcoin. But I do hold to when you hear a lunatic who is growing pot for a living tell you that this currency is what Revelation talks about. You got it. You got to at least question it a little bit. I understand people still being stone faced at this point. Yeah. My first two exposure was 4chan and I was like, oh, anything they suggest is a scam, is a honeypot. And they are trying to hack me. And so that honestly, like in a weird way, learning I learned about it from too shady of a source. I was like, oh, yeah, I'm going to stay away from that one. The second exposure was my buddy buying ecstasy pills of Silk Road. And I'm like, again, another thing I want to stay away from. No, man, I'm good. I'm good. And then Silk Road happened. And also he lost his Bitcoin on a hard drive. So I was just like, yeah, I don't know about this, man. I don't know about this. And then eventually, you know, the hook got me there. All right. Well, you know, that's what we're saying about Bitcoin to truly understand it. It is a whole lot, you know, but imagine that you can get in front of them and just say, look, talking about Ethereum, here's the metrics, here's the cash flow, you put in your inputs, and they're looking at it like another financial instrument. And they're like, oh, yeah, that makes sense to me, you can have these scenario analyses where you could get your head around the probabilities. And then that way, people can size their position accordingly. That's how an institutional investor thinks. That's how a good investor thinks. They think around probability scenario analysis. And in fact, they are so strongly about that they capitalize the eye there. That's how institutional investor thinks. They really, they think about the probability scenarios there. So yeah, I think that's a pretty good, pretty good point there.

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Fresh update on "era " discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

00:12 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "era " discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

"There. When they weren't sleeping or studying, they spent most of their time playing games. Their favorite game of all was a 1950s -era strategy board game called Diplomacy. It's a game of global conquest, kind of like Risk, but there are no dice and basically no elements of chance. To get ahead, you have to negotiate with the other players. One of the big problems with that game, Diplomacy, that I found is it can definitely be a destroyer of friend groups, because it's one of the ones where people do betray aggressively each other. Diplomacy games at Epsilon could go on for days. Players form secret alliances off -site and then return to the to make their move. Sam's thing was to draw another player into his plan. He'd very quickly get into a discussion about some of the complex thoughts he had about the structuring of the game, and how he's now starting to see this interesting strategy, but it would require him to get some of us to work with him. Sam

Meet Fannie Lou Hamer: Sharecropper Turned Activist

DIVORCING PATRIARCHY

05:11 min | 2 d ago

Meet Fannie Lou Hamer: Sharecropper Turned Activist

"There's another Fanny that I want to introduce you to. Her name is Miss Fanny Lou Hamer. I don't know about you, but I've been to the Mississippi Delta once. Mea culpa for the cliche, but I did meet some of the kindest strangers I've ever met there. If you're molded from the city suburbs like I am, the Delta will shock your sensibilities. 200 miles long, 87 miles across at its widest point and encompassing approximately 4 ,415 ,000 as you stand you are no more special than an average stock of corn. The flatland, strong enough to tango with tornadoes, will effortlessly swallow you up if you dare it to. Yet the bodies of African -American children, men, and women were forced to stretch across the Delta to domesticate the land for the profit and riches of the patriarchy. First through human exploitation of slavery and then through the economically exploitative system of sharecropping. Now sharecropping has and is practiced globally in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. In the United States after the Civil War sharecropping seceded slavery as a system of agricultural labor where landlords would contract with tenant farmers to lease a portion of land in exchange for a value of the crops. Under this system the tenant farmer would work the land and receive a share of the value of the crop less charges for seed, tools, tenancy, and food. The system was rife with price manipulations which indebted many sharecropper tenants from harvest to harvest. These landlords were largely the same individuals who just months and years before were the slave holders of the now tenants who were just months and years before slaves. After plantation owners were forced to sever their stronghold of human exploitation through the Civil War. It's not a difficult logic leap to understand that the new system with the same old players in the same old place wasn't going to produce a different outcome other than human exploitation. The sharecroppers were living under poor working conditions that kept them in a poverty trap. It was a rigged system but what other choice existed in the South following the Civil War? To live, to eat. Where was a Black person supposed to go? How were they supposed to survive? As compelling testimony to how life can force the hand of change in the inertia of oppression. A once child laborer on a sharecropping plantation in the Delta at the tender age of 45 became a catalyst to end the sharecropping industry's 62 -year reign. Her name was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was a force for social change. All she wanted was freedom. All she wanted was to be a first -class citizen amongst equal citizenry. The best place to begin to know Ms. Fannie might be at the crescendo of her life following an 18 -year period of sharecropping on a cotton plantation near Ruleville, Mississippi. In this season of her life she built a serious career as a voting rights, women's rights, civil rights activist, and community organizer during the violent era of Jim Crow which were racial segregation laws and formal and informal policies. Everyday life for Blacks in Mississippi was a sentence and perpetuity of embodied hardship and then the most extraordinary thing happened. The intention of disruption from community organizers introduced Ms. Fannie to the promise of change through democratic participation of voting. She said, they talked about how it was our right as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us. We hadn't heard anything about registering to vote because when you see this flat land in here when the people would get out of the fields if they had a radio they'd be too tired to play it so we didn't know what was going on in the rest of the state even much less in other places.

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Fresh update on "era " discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show

The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show

00:07 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "era " discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show

"We all have to understand, and operating we're in a world where for four years, Democrats claim that there was a plot with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin that involved tapes of prostitutes urinating on the then president of United the States. Sorry, but that's what the allegation was, that there was a Kremlin Putin Trump plot with zero evidence to steal the 2016 election. Every person who is on TV talking about Joe Biden, who's a Biden partisan, went along with that. So the notion that I just think we've entered an era of political mass hysteria. I think that, you know, if you want to get a sense of where we are, forget about Axios, read Gustave Le Bon, the political French philosopher who just talked about how mobs just want slogans. They want to be around other people. They want it. They want chance. They want to feel like there's meaning to their lives, whatever. All this stuff other we get into, I mean, you know, the marginal tax rate and manufacturing and I don't know if it really moves the Is this too crazy for you? No, I don't think it's crazy at all, which is why I think there's there's going to be probably tens of billions of dollars spent next 13 and a half months to get ready for 2024. And I think almost all that's going to be wasted because I don't think there are that many people that that have not already made up their opinion, which is why I say and this has been my argument for a while. And if it's Trump Biden, it's going to stay my argument. Trump in three ways. Right. One is a third party, although third party could cut against him, too. But but I think in general, a third party could help Trump. Another is and I think this is going to be true. I think a lot less people we've got a stake bet, I think, on this. I think a lot less people are going to vote in 2024 than voted in 2020. Yes, we do have a stake bet on this. I wrote this I wrote this one down. I think the turnout will be higher than it was in the last election. You think it will be dramatically lower? Yeah, I think that a lot of people bought into Biden will make America normal again. Just to be clear, we're talking aggregate turnout across the board. Totally. They counted 156 million votes in 2020. I think fewer than 156 million people will vote in 2024. I'm gonna have Clay cut up my filet mignon into little pieces, you know? And I'm gonna have him call me like, you know, Lord, Lord buck or something. Go ahead. And then the third here is exactly what they're talking about. I think that Biden could have such a debilitating moment that it's impossible for anyone with a functional brain to vote for him. And that could be he's coming down Air Force One and he trips just and falls and he just bounced like boom boom boom boom boom. He falls. It could be at the debate, to the extent that we have a debate, that he has a Mitch McConnell moment. On the president tripping and falling. Are you aware of this? I mean, this is the whole, the CEO's bug. This is what I'm saying. Their whole story. I mean, I couldn't. You are, you are, I'm fallen and I can't get up to Joe Biden right now. You are, you are doing that to him. I think that Joe Biden is so incompetent and hate I that the Democrats have even made this a reality. No one has ever had a discussion about, they had to change the president's shoes to try to make it less likely that he's going to fall. I mean, this, this is crazy talk that we're in this scenario. And this is the analogy that I was going to make with you, Buck. Did sometimes you get so close to an issue. You're going to find this with your book. Book at some point you've read your book so many times that with fresh eyes. And this is this is an analogy that I've made before. It's a good one. You steal this. All right. If you are married or you have a long -term girlfriend, you steal this. Hopefully, they don't listen to the show. But you can steal this and claim it's yours. And I wonder, I bet this has happened to you every now and then, Buck. You're a newlywed. Every now and then you are out somewhere if you are a man. This has been my experience. I've been married almost 20 years. You are out somewhere with your wife. Maybe it's a grocery store. Maybe it's a mall, shopping mall. And you're separated, right? Maybe you go to get the milk and she's going to get the chips or the cereal or whatever else. Maybe you're in a bookstore and you're looking in different sections of the bookstore and you come around a corner and you see your wife. I hope this happens to some of you. And for a moment you think, oh, who's that pretty girl? And then you're like, oh, it's my wife because you aren't expecting to see her and you see her again in a way that you did for the first time, right? Because you're used to it. If you're in your house, you're used to seeing your wife. And maybe women do this for husbands. I I don't don't know. know. I don't think I'm that good looking. I doubt my wife is like, oh, that's my husband. He's attractive. But I know this happens for me with my wife. You see your spouse as if you are not used to seeing them. It takes you out of the relationship that you're in and you see it somewhat more objectively. The Democrats not realize because they're so close to this reelection campaign. You're changing the president's shoes because you're afraid that he can't walk in normal shoes and that he's going to fall. You're changing the steps on Air Force One because you're afraid that he's going to trip. That's a sign if you pull yourself out of the campaign that you are working to elect someone who is unable physically. I'm talking not even about mentally. Unable physically to do the job. Pull yourself out of this crazy myopic view where you're writing a book and you're so close to it that you can't see it. if But buck they're crazy. If this all mattered in the way that it matters to you wouldn't and meaning if this if this was as cut and dry and clear of an impact on the electorate. You wouldn't have Trump and Biden effectively tied in all the national polls right now. Now that's not good for Biden. I know you can look deeper in the data and there's a lot of things that indicate weakness and they want different candidates and all this but you know every every Democrat who voted for him time last is going to vote for him this time. I mean this this is that is not changing with Trump as his opponent. There is not a single person that I can think of that I have ever spoken to in real life who was like yeah I voted for Biden in 2020. This time around I'm voting for Donald J. But see what they're not gonna do is show up. That's my theory. You're right. I think a lot of people because they're so invested they may even say I'm voting for Biden but then they're going to be like I'm not going to go stand in line on election day. I'm not even gonna fill out this ballot. No one really believes who's casting a ballot for Biden next year. No one really would believe that they're voting for four years of Biden. They're voting for the continuation of Democrat control with Obama advisors and to policies be implemented. Remember the beginning with Joe Biden it was he was a Trojan horse and now we see he's like a figurehead, right? I mean the Trojan horse component was I'm going to unify the country I'm good old grandpa Joe you can trust me. Now he's just the vessel through which the Democrats can continue to pursue the policies they want. I really think I mean it's one one of of the most important political essays I've read all year was that Obama factor essay that we talked about on the show where it was just this is a de facto continuation of Obama's third term with some you know old befuddled white dude as the president you know in you know but the advisors around him and the apparatus of the Democrat Party and the and cabinet members and all the rest of it is effectively Obama 3 .0 and so if that is what you're getting for a lot of Democrats they're like well let's just do Obama 4 .0 in essence it without necessarily being Michelle Obama who's on the ticket it's just Joe Biden as the guy.

A highlight from Soapbox Labs Founder and Ireland's AI Ambassador Patricia Scanlon - Voicebot Podcast Ep 351

The Voicebot Podcast

10:21 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Soapbox Labs Founder and Ireland's AI Ambassador Patricia Scanlon - Voicebot Podcast Ep 351

"This is episode 351 of the Voicebot Podcast. My guest today is Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs and Ireland's AI ambassador. Welcome back, Voicebot Nation. This is Brett Kinsella, your host of the Voicebot Podcast. Each week for over six years, I brought you conversations with the innovators shaping the future of conversational AI, generative AI, and synthetic media. Today, I have the privilege of welcoming back to the podcast, Patricia Scanlon, for the third time. Scanlon first joined me in 2019 for episode 129 and then returned in April 2021 for episode 206. She is back for 2023, so I guess we're on a two -year cycle. Soapbox Labs is the leader in automated speech recognition for children, and this has made the company an important source of enabling technologies. Speech recognition systems are almost exclusively trained on data from adult speakers, and they just don't work very well with children's voices due to the different timbre, immaturity, prosody, different speech patterns. Scanlon was a university professor and researcher when she first recognized this problem and that it would hold children back from adopting voice assistants, and she set out to fill the technology gap. It's a great story. It's really become important work as well. The technology is now powering applications to help children learn to read, speak, comprehend better, and to assist teachers in assessment and developing customized learning plans. Scanlon and I break this all down, how it's evolving and accelerating as educators rush to adopt new tools to better serve students in our post -pandemic world. We also chat about Scanlon's role as Ireland's AI ambassador, the EUAI Act, in educating the public about AI. I know you're really going to like this one. Next up, speech recognition for kids. It's the transformation of learning and AI in the public sphere. Let's get started. Chris Scanlon, welcome to the VoiceBot podcast. Thanks, Brett. Thanks for being here. I should say welcome back. I think it's been like almost four, three or four years since you've been here. Pre -pandemic. That's all I remember. Yes, it was. So like 2019. So it's got to be four years now. A lot has happened in the world since then. Not the least of which, the pandemic, but lots happened in your business, too. And I really felt like in 2019, your business was really taking off and it's only accelerated since then. So why don't we start there? Actually, I think this would be really good to level set. I mean, we're friends. We've known each other a long time, but I'm not sure everybody knows the story. And you started working on this issue of speech recognition for children a long time ago, and that led to the founding of Soapbox Labs. So why don't you give people just sort of a quick summary of that? Yeah, sure. So I'm an engineer. I have a Ph .D. in speech recognition, AI, as you know, the voice AI space we're now calling it. So I've been in space a very long time and I'd worked across academia, I'd worked across industry, I'd worked at big tech where, you know, we were doing speech recognition for years and I was back in 2013 when I was actually observing my own daughter interacting with, you know, apps. It was the iPad era, you know, app millionaires, do you remember that? And noticing, you know, I was giving my daughter educational apps and services and getting her to play like pre -literacy stuff. She wasn't even four at the time. And I really just noticed that, one, they had no way of assessing whether she was actually able to recall or pronounce sounds and words. And then when I dug into it, it was like, oh, it's no speech tech for kids. It's actually, okay, here's speech tech, let's see if it works for kids. And the more I dug into it, it's like, it really doesn't work for kids, therefore there's nothing available for education and literacy and language learning. And it was kind of like that light bulb moment ago and I'd spent my whole career working in the area of adult speech recognition. And I still had all my colleagues and none of us, you know, that we'd focus very solely on a problem and just viewed kids as just, I don't know, they're slightly different, and voices a little squeaky or something. And then the more you dug in, go, oh no, they're fundamentally very different physically, behaviorally, language wise, and all of this culminated into something that required a bespoke proprietary solution for kids. So that was the path I went on from 2013 onwards. Well, and I think it's super interesting too, because you think about it, it's sometimes it's the thing right in front of you that's the hardest to recognize. And didn't you see it until you had this sort of unique moment because of the iPad, because children were using it, because there are all these apps coming out. And if we think about speech recognition, part of it too is reinforced by the fact that all the corpora, all the data was adult human voices. There really wasn't anything for kids that ended at scale, correct? Yeah, absolutely. I mean, you know, the whole adage of, you know, don't work with children and animals. It's like, you know, it's kind of like this joke we often use inside because it's really difficult. You know, it's so easy to accumulate large volumes of data from adults in any application field. But, you know, there are difficulties, challenges. You can't incentivize children the same way as you can incentivize an adult. You can't, you know, these days there are more data protections around COPPA in the EU and elsewhere in the world. You know, and it was just a case of, you know, that's not easy to come by. It's really, really hard to build this. Kids are different. It was just, there were so many challenges. And to be honest, if I'd known all the challenges ahead of us, I don't know if I would have wandered in there as confidently as I did in 2013, you know. But it has been really rewarding because, you know, it took a lot of learning and patience on all our parts to get this right. Okay. And I do want to get into sort of like the business and sort of the use cases and the value and stuff like that in just a minute. But I think it might be interesting just to like talk about this idea of speech recognition and like what is state of the art for speech recognition? We've seen a lot of changes in that space over the last couple of years. I mean, and you just think about, you know, whisper coming out and seamless from meta, OpenAI's whisper and seamless from meta. But like, maybe just break down very simply the fundamental elements of speech recognition when you're thinking about this as a researcher and building a system for recognition, and then maybe differentiate between the adults and children, because I'm wondering, is it really just, you just swap out the data set? Because I think it's more than that. Yeah, it's more than that. Yeah. I mean, you know, if you think about it, you know, the old approach for speech recognition was like you had an acoustic model, you build models of what the sounds, the small components make up speech, right? And they're called phonemes. There's like 40, 50 of them depending on your dialect. And then once you figured out what the speech kind of sounds like, then you'd feed it into a language model, which kind of uses the language structures and the prediction of what was most likely said, right? The expectation of what was said. And we hear a lot about language models now. As people are beginning to understand what a language, it predicts what you most likely said based on what the population usually says. And that's kind of like the older approach. The newer approach is this end to end approach where you put in the audio and then, you know, it does the whole thing in one go and you have the transcriptions of what was said and it does this end to end matching. That's more the newer version of it. And that's what most people are employing now. And that's fine. And that works great. And again, it's always interesting to me when, you know, engineers and technology and scientists never go about something, you know, sometimes you've got to think about the use case and work back to whether that's the right solution or not. When you think about it, kids, you know, they probably, their language is more like Yoda than it is another adult, you know, especially in the early, you know, they literally flip sound, you know, sounds and then they lisp and they underpronounce and they over punctuate and they elongate and they literally just don't follow the line. And they change their behavior rapidly, even the same child every couple of months is changing their language, right, as they learn. And all that kind of, you know, compounds a lot when you think about how traditional speech recognition systems are built. Even the new approach, right, end to end, it has an expectation of what is being said and it leans quite heavily on that prediction. And that was the big difference in speech technology from 15, 10, 15 years ago versus what we've seen in the last seven or eight years versus what we're seeing now, right, is that language modeling really took off in the last 10 years. And that's where a lot of the acceleration and performance happened. It wasn't really around the acoustics and what it was just, and that's when we started seeing Google Home and Alexa and all those start to perform pretty well because they were beginning to predict what was most somebody in their room, their kitchen was most likely trying to, what music they were trying to play or whatever. And then same with the end to end systems, we're leaning quite heavily and then large language models, we're going to scrape the entire internet, we're going to start predicting what's most likely said, and then you get a five -year -old who just like blurts out something all muddled up and just starts messing with the system that was never designed for that. And you think about people with English as a second language kind of struggle with these things too. You often hear people saying that, it doesn't work as well for them because they're not speaking in a very predictable, predicted way, and therefore it starts to break down. So we had to come at this not just from a data problem, but also in how we build it to get the best response for children. Right, because the prediction model being very important there, if children are using a slightly different speech pattern, maybe not following the grammatical rules as strictly as I'd say adult humans are conditioned to do. That's interesting. Now you've mentioned end to end a couple of times, and maybe it'd be useful for people to understand that, the ASR, NLU being separate together and how you think about that. And also how you think about that changes it because this whole idea of actually having additional context before you make the transcription prediction.

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Fresh update on "era " discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

00:04 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "era " discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

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A highlight from Andrew Marchand on MNF, McAfee, Swift/Kelce Coverage & More

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21:40 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Andrew Marchand on MNF, McAfee, Swift/Kelce Coverage & More

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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.

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Fresh update on "era " discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:06 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "era " discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

"May involved have pig butchering the crypto version. First up this hour though, art imitating life once again. Dumb money in theaters earlier this month. It's the real life story brought to the big screen of the working class Redditors who became investors during the pandemic, making and losing lots of money and turning Wall Street upside down in process. the I recently caught up with Aaron Ryder, one of the film's co -producers, to get the backstory of how this project came together in the of midst the COVID pandemic and meme stock mania. So I was in Montreal up in quarantine when this was all going down in January 2021. I was pretty glued to much the internet just hearing all these headlines and seeing everything that was going down and I could not escape all of this news about the store that I kind of knew about when you go to the mall and why its stock was going through the roof and it was, you know, you guys were covering it. It was everywhere. I had got this great phone call from a guy named Kevin Ork. And he basically was like, look, I think there's a movie here. And the amazing thing this, about you know, not just because it was in the headlines, not every headline will make a great movie, but there was this great David versus Goliath theme woven throughout this. And half of Hollywood was chasing the story, thinking that it could be a great idea for a film. And so it became a real race to try to get the rights to a book or a podcast to serve as the basis for that story. You also, from what I understand, tracked down Ben Mezrich's book, Dumb Money, Adventures of a Day Trader, which is what the film is based on. So I'm just, get us there. Like, how did that, did you reach out? It was kind of an amazing moment. I'd heard this rumor that Ben, who had written, you know, he's covered so many of these things in his career. He's Books written on so many great topics that have been turned into great movies, including social network. And so I heard that Ben had a book Proposal and everyone was after it. So I kind of found my way into the heart of his agent and convinced him, get me a copy of the seven page book proposal that he was currently writing on the, on the phenomenon that we were all watching. So I heard about it and, you know, did what us producers do. We chase material and good ideas and got this book proposal. And you know, it was all kind of there. You could feel how you could easily turn the story into a narrative for a film that would capture an audience. So that was getting that thing and working with Ben, who could not have been a better, you know, architect of of a story like this. You know, thank you, Wall Street, right? It just kind of continues to give and give, whether it's the great financial crisis, it's tech whether bubbles, whether it's the creation of some incredible companies, like there's just unbelievable stories. Having that, like when you look at something like what happened during this meme stock era, there's a lot of stories in it. There's, you the know, just trading element. There's the individuals who were involved who were not the normal people, Aaron, that we here at Bloomberg typically write about. No, you're 100 % right. It was like in this moment, as we were all trapped in our homes, we began to form communities online. And I feel like this moment was like the moment that Wall Street was gamified and in some ways democratized, where people that normally hadn't been investing on Wall Street and paying attention to these sort of things, they gathered around this movement and an army gathered. And I feel like this was the first time that we saw that. And and Wall Street felt the impact of that army they gathered. How did you think about what the stories you tell specifically, right? Because it's really fun to look at the trailer and I was thinking about, you know, Ken Finn and, you know, others that are certainly individuals that we talk about all the time here, Steve Cohen, Gabe Plotkin. So there's, you know, the establishment side it. of Then there's the Redditors in terms of, you know, these people, their worlds were changing dramatically. as So just it as you approach this project, what were the stories you wanted to make sure you got out there? It's a question. great You know, we really wanted to make this movie about it for those people that were on the boards, the people that were involved in this and got involved. And, you know, it starts with Keith Gill, Roaring Kitty. He was in large part the face of this movement and the person that we all kind of identified with the GameStop phenomenon. So you knew he had to be, you know, the story and any very much he is. I mean, that's where it all kind of started. So and then it was really Ben's book and the research that he did and Lauren and Rebecca are two screenwriters who able were to kind of do a bunch of research and find these real people who went through this experience. And there's so many, the hard part was just, it was kind of discerning the people that were involved with this and finding those really great stories that had a satisfying ending to them or had a little bit of tragedy to them with the things that would make a good movie. You know, we weren't making a documentary here. What we're trying to do is make something that shows this moment in we all time lived through, but it was actually really a fun moment because we'd never seen anything like this before. I'm curious who you talk to. I remember talking to Oliver Stone about Wall Street and then the sequel of like, who did you talk to to get the feel? In the same thing with Billions, a like we've panel done here at Bloomberg and the guys like who did you because they really did talk to, you know, folks on Wall Street really to of kind get the feel and make sure they were accurate. Who did you talk to in making this? Well, we, you know, look, there's so much stuff that's out there on the internet right now. There's so much stuff that you can learn. There's so many things in the headlines everybody was talking about this. And when you go see the movie, it's a very easy film to understand. You do not have to be an investor in Wall Street to understand this movie, nor do you have to be some sort of economics major to understand what's going on here. It's a movie for the everyman and that's really important in their construction of it. Weighing this down with jargon about the economy or jargon about investing and that sort of thing, we're trying to make it for an everyman. So we took that approach and so in our research it was really focusing the on everyday people and how they look at investing and how they look at the stock market and how they maybe maybe even see that the system may very well be rigged. Erin, I was wondering when you were certainly reading the headlines the rest like of us, did you trade in any of these? Did you actually participate in any of this in market trade? It's really funny actually because I hadn't. You're gonna say yes aren't you? Yeah I totally am. You know I actually got my Robinhood account. I wanted to understand how it worked and how it operated so I got involved with Robinhood and I wanted to see how people were doing it so I very much participated. I got involved with that and I started by a couple shares here and there to just kind of see how the every man was going about it and I needed to understand how the apparatus worked as well so yeah I got deep in it. I think there's no other way to really understand it unless you're doing it. Yeah I totally agree. Did you make money in the process? I can't I don't even tell you how much money I lost. Well and and that's part of it what's really kind of wild though these these individuals who started I'll be honest with you like I just remember on a day when we'd have to like highlight a stock and obviously we're gonna highlight these because they were moving in such a dramatic way in in a a market where you know these were names and individuals who were shaping the overall trade it was pretty phenomenal. Aaron how easy was it to make this movie in terms of financial getting the funding? Well you know no movies ever easy to make it's a bit of a miracle when we when we actually pull it off.

A highlight from 682:SECs Power Struggle: Congress, ETF Delays, and a Pivotal Hearing

The Crypto Overnighter

17:15 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from 682:SECs Power Struggle: Congress, ETF Delays, and a Pivotal Hearing

"Good evening, and welcome to The Crypto Overnight -er. I'm Nick Ademus, and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 p .m. Pacific on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023. Welcome back to The Crypto Overnight -er, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we're diving into the SEC's ongoing tango with the crypto industry. From Gary Gensler's controversial stance ahead of a congressional hearing to the SEC's foot dragging on Bitcoin ETF approvals, the regulatory landscape is becoming a battleground. And don't think Congress is sitting idle. They're stepping into the ring, demanding answers and action from the SEC. Buckle up, it's going to be a rollercoaster of a night. US Securities Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler has been vocal, and his recent statements ahead of a congressional hearing are stirring the pot. Gensler testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee, and we're going to get to his testimony in a bit. He's holding fast to his stance that most cryptocurrencies and crypto firms fall under federal securities laws, laws that, mind you, have been on the books for decades, according to his testimony. Gensler's view is a direct challenge to the crypto industry's ethos of decentralization and financial freedom. He likens the current state of the crypto market to the 1920s, before federal securities laws were in place. A comparison that's not just a stretch, but a leap back in time, ignoring the innovative nature of blockchain technology. Again, during his testimony today, he reiterated his belief that Bitcoin is not a security. He stopped short of saying that Bitcoin is a commodity. When he was asked if he believes that Bitcoin is a security, Gensler responded that he, the SEC staff, and prior chairs have said that it does not meet the Howey Test. However, he was reluctant to say that Bitcoin was a commodity during a follow -up question. When talking about Bitcoin's categorization, he said, quote, the test is otherwise for other laws. Again, refusing to answer the question. Gensler is not without his critics. Patrick McHenry is the chair of the House Financial Services Committee. He was the one asking questions about Bitcoin and receiving non -answers in return. McHenry accused Gensler of lacking clarity, and McHenry's point is valid. How can you punish digital asset firms for not adhering to laws when it's unclear if those laws even apply? It's like being ticketed for speeding when there are no speed limit signs. On the other side of the aisle, some Democrats like Maxine Waters are siding with Gensler. They believe that existing securities laws can work for crypto firms, but let's be real. This isn't just about regulation. It's about control. The government wants a piece of the crypto pie and they're using outdated laws to stake their claim. The House Financial Services Committee has advanced two bills. One aims to transition a digital asset from being a security to a commodity. The other looks to regulate stable coins. Both are clear indicators that lawmakers are scrambling to catch up with an industry that's already miles ahead. While Gensler was testifying, crypto entrepreneurs were in Washington for Coinbase's Stand With Crypto Day. They met with lawmakers and discussed how crypto is creating jobs. It's a counter narrative that needs to be heard, especially when the SEC is painting the industry as the Wild West. The SEC, under Gensler's leadership, is pushing for crypto compliance based on antiquated laws. That not only stifles innovation, but also contradicts the very principles that make crypto a beacon of financial freedom. And as the government tries to rein in the crypto world, the industry is fighting back, making it clear that they will not be easily tamed. Gensler's testimony is a pivotal moment for the crypto industry. His unwavering stance that most cryptocurrencies should be regulated as securities is a red flag. It's a philosophical clash with the ethos of decentralization that many in the crypto community hold dear. Gensler's comparison of today's crypto landscape to the 1920s is a thinly veiled warning. He's essentially saying that the crypto industry is a Wild West that needs taming. Now let's not forget, the crypto industry isn't Wall Street. It's a new frontier with its own set of rules and innovations. But Henry's criticism of Gensler is noteworthy. It reflects the frustration that many feel about the SEC's unclear guidelines. How can crypto firms comply with laws that aren't explicitly defined for them? It's like being asked to read a book, but the pages are blank. The advanced bills are a mixed bag. While they offer some regulatory clarity, they also paved the way for more governmental oversight, which could stifle innovation. As we unpack the SEC's heavy handed approach, it's clear that the regulatory web around cryptocurrencies is tightening. Gensler's testimony is sure to fan the flames of the ongoing debate on governmental control versus financial freedom. But folks, this isn't the only arena where the SEC is flexing its muscles. The SEC's recent move to extend deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalX is emblematic of the same regulatory hesitance. It's a systemic issue. The SEC's rationale, market manipulation and weak investor protections. But as many of you know, the real crux of the matter is control. The same control that the government is keen on exerting over the broader crypto space. And let's not overlook the timing here. While Gensler prepares to defend his stance in Congress, the SEC is simultaneously delaying decisions on Bitcoin ETFs. And why? All under the shadow of a looming government shutdown, adding another layer of complexity to this regulatory maze. And it's not just individual critics or lawmakers putting the SEC under the microscope, it's the entire crypto industry who is watching and waiting. Which brings us to the SEC's recent move to extend deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalX. Another chapter in the ongoing saga of regulatory hesitance and it's happening as the US government teeters on the brink of a shutdown. ARK21 shares and GlobalX had their hopes dashed when the SEC pushed back its decision deadlines. ARK's new deadline is January 10th, while GlobalX has until November 21st. This isn't the SEC's first radio. They've got 240 days to make a call after starting a review. But this time they've acted well before their interim deadlines. Why the rush? That looming government shutdown might be the culprit. ARK Investment Management and 21 shares have been in the game since 2021. They faced SEC rejections before. GlobalX is a newer player. They aim to offer investors a safer way to get Bitcoin exposure, but the SEC isn't biting. True to form, they cite market manipulation and weak investor protections as the reasons for their reluctance. Now, a federal court recently called the SEC arbitrary and capricious in its ETF decisions. Despite this, the SEC is continuing to drag its feet. ARK's CEO, Cathie Wood, expected this delay. She believes the SEC will approve multiple Bitcoin ETFs at once, if at all. Meanwhile, the SEC is also reviewing applications from big names like BlackRock, Fidelity, VanEck, and Invesco. ARK21 shares was leading the pack, but now it's anyone's game. The SEC's hesitance is a sign of the regulatory uncertainty that's stifling innovation in the crypto space. And as the government faces a potential shutdown, this regulatory limbo could extend even further. So really, this shutdown could not have come at a worse time. But shutdown or no shutdown, the SEC has been dragging its feet on crypto for years. So let's be real. This is less about protecting the investor and more about maintaining control over a financial system that's rapidly evolving without them. The recent court ruling that called the SEC's past decisions arbitrary and capricious is a signal that their time of unchallenged authority is coming to an end. Cathie Wood expects more than one Bitcoin ETF to get approved eventually, and she's probably right. The SEC can't hold back this tide forever. And they need to be careful because first mover status brings a huge advantage in this kind of market. The delay might be frustrating, but it's also a sign that the SEC is feeling the heat. They're running out of excuses and with each delay, they're losing more credibility. So while we wait for the SEC to make up its mind, the crypto community gets stronger and the traditional financial system gets a little more nervous. The clock is ticking and it's not in the SEC's favor. While the SEC continues to drag its feet on Bitcoin ETF approvals, citing concerns that many in the industry see as smokescreens for control, it's not just the investors and financial firms that are losing patience. The political arena is starting to bubble with dissatisfaction and it's coming from both sides of the aisle. In fact, recent court rulings and bipartisan demands indicate that the SEC's longstanding resistance to crypto innovation is reaching a tipping point. Lawmakers have decided they've had enough of the SEC's hesitation and are now stepping into the ring guns blazing. And trust me, they're not missing words. A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged Gensler to approve the listing of spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately. This comes after that court ruling we were talking about involving Grayscale Investments. Grayscale secured a win when three judges in the US Court of Appeal ruled that the SEC had to re -review its bid for a spot Bitcoin ETF. This was after Grayscale sued the SEC for rejecting its proposal. This exposed the SEC's double standard. The court specifically addressed the SEC's differential treatment of spot Bitcoin ETFs in similar funds based on futures contracts. The lawmakers argued that a spot Bitcoin ETF is indistinguishable from a futures Bitcoin ETF. The lawmakers in question are representatives Mike Flood, Tom Emmer, Richie Torres, and Wiley Nickel. They argued that a regulated spot Bitcoin ETF would increase investor protection by making access to Bitcoin more transparent and safer. They sent a letter to Gensler, stating that Congress has a duty to ensure that the SEC approves investment products that meet requirements set out by Congress. During Gensler's testimony today, McHenry did not mince words. He called out Gensler's lack of responsiveness as unacceptable, which is funny because the SEC, the very agency tasked with enforcing transparency, is itself under fire for being opaque. The irony is palpable. McHenry's frustration isn't isolated. It's part of a broader sentiment that's been building up for months. The SEC has been aggressive in its enforcement actions against various crypto entities. Yet it's the same agency that oversaw one of the largest financial crimes in U .S. history, and within the crypto industry, no less. Congress wants answers, and they want them now. They specifically targeted Gensler's communications with FTX. McHenry said, quote, "'You refuse to be transparent with Congress regarding your interaction with FTX and San Bankman Free.'" Now, this is crucial. FTX was a major player in the crypto space, and any interactions between it and the SEC could have far -reaching implications. I remember back then that people were accusing SBF of setting things up with the SEC to be more favorable to FTX than the competition. McHenry revealed that the committee made multiple requests for documents from the SEC. Seven months pass, they've received zilch. Not one single non -public document. McHenry's patience is wearing thin, and he's made it clear that the SEC is not above the law. McHenry is calling for a path forward, one where the SEC is responsive to congressional requests. If not, they're looking at the first congressional subpoena issued to the SEC. This showdown is a reflection of the growing distrust between regulatory bodies and those who hold them accountable. And let's not forget, this is happening in the backdrop of a crypto industry that's already skeptical of centralized authority. McHenry's ultimatum to Gensler is a significant moment. It's a challenge to the SEC's authority and a call for greater transparency in an industry that values it above all else. The ball is in Gensler's court. Will he play or will he forfeit? Either way, the crypto community will be watching closely. The SEC has been all too eager to slap lawsuits on crypto companies. Yet when it comes to their own dealings with FTX, one of the industry's major players, they're as tight -lipped as a sealed vault. What are they hiding and why is it taking a congressional threat of a subpoena to get some answers? McHenry's frustration is palpable and frankly justified. The SEC is supposed to be accountable to Congress and by extension, the American people. Their lack of responsiveness is not just unacceptable, as McHenry puts it, it's a breach of public trust. And let's not forget the irony here. The SEC, which has been so keen on enforcing transparency in the crypto world, is itself becoming opaque. This isn't just hypocrisy, it's a red flag. If the SEC can't be transparent about its interactions with FTX, how can we trust them to regulate an industry that's all about decentralization and transparency? The bipartisan push for immediate approval of Spot Bitcoin ETFs is a significant development. It's not just a win for the crypto community, but it's also a slap in the face for the SEC. The agency's inconsistent stance on Bitcoin ETFs has long been a point of contention. The court ruling in favor of Grayscale adds legal weight to the argument that the SEC's current position is, in fact, untenable. What's even more intriguing is the bipartisan nature of this push. In an era where political divisions run deep, the united front from both sides of the aisle speaks volumes. It suggests that the benefits of a regulated Bitcoin ETF, increased transparency and investor protection, are universally acknowledged. As I have long said, if crypto becomes a left versus right issue, both sides will lose. So it's good to see the left and the right working together on something for once. The SEC's reluctance to greenlight Spot Bitcoin ETFs is a blockade on financial innovation. This is especially glaring when you consider that futures -based Bitcoin ETFs have already received a nod. This differential treatment is not only consistent, but also discriminatory. Gensler's oversight hearing was a pivotal moment. The lawmakers are not just asking for explanations, they're demanding action. And given the court's ruling and the mounting pressure from Congress, the SEC might finally have to yield. This is not just about one type of financial product. It's about the broader acceptance of cryptocurrency in the financial ecosystem. A Spot Bitcoin ETF could serve as a gateway for mainstream investors, making it easier for them to enter the crypto market. And let's not forget, easier access means more capital inflow, which could significantly impact Bitcoin's value, and by extension, the entire crypto market. So what happened? In the showdown between Gary Gensler and Patrick McHenry at the House Financial Services Committee, the SEC's stand on regulating most cryptocurrencies as securities collided head on with the crypto industry's ethos of decentralization. Gensler likened the crypto landscape to the 1920s, a comparison met with skepticism and criticism. The SEC extended deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalEx, citing market manipulation and investor protection. But let's call it what it is, another play for control. And this comes amid a looming government shutdown, adding another layer to an already complex regulatory landscape. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing back against the SEC's hesitance on approving Spot Bitcoin ETFs. This comes hot on the heels of a court ruling in favor of grayscale investments, adding legal weight to the frustrations with the SEC's inconsistent policies. Lastly, McHenry's calls for transparency in the SEC's dealings with FTX and other crypto entities culminate in a broader sentiment of distrust. He made it clear that the SEC's lack of responsiveness is unacceptable and even threatened the congressional subpoena. The overarching theme tonight is the intensing struggle for control and clarity between the SEC and the crypto world. On the one hand, the SEC is holding fast to ancient regulations that don't align with the ethos of the crypto industry. On the other, Congress and the courts are increasingly pushing back, demanding answers and more rational policies. This power struggle is affecting everything from how digital assets are classified to the approval of new financial products like Bitcoin ETFs. This regulatory tussle dictates the rules of the game, affecting your investments, your financial freedom and the future of the crypto industry itself. The struggle is far from over and each move has consequences that resonate throughout the crypto community. As we wrap tonight, it's clear that we're at a crossroads. The decisions being made by these institutions will either open new doors for the crypto industry or erect walls that stifle innovation and financial freedom. What's certain is that Congress is paying close attention to Gensler and exerting pressure on him to act soon, for better or worse. And that's going to do it for us tonight. I want to thank you, my listeners, because when you stop listening, I will stop talking. If you enjoyed tonight's show, then please like, follow, subscribe, leave a rating or maybe a review. And in the meantime, we'll see you tomorrow night. See you next time.

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Success Works Best When We Define It for Ourselves

Recipes for Success

03:47 min | 5 d ago

Success Works Best When We Define It for Ourselves

"Hi everyone and you're very welcome back to another episode of Recipes for Success with me your host, Heather Thompson. Today's episode is a little bit different, this is a solo cast episode so it will just be me and I'll be talking about how we define success. So what you can expect from these solo episodes is I'll be kind of pulling on some of the fundamental elements of success and also very much from what I've talked about with my guests in terms of how they've defined success, elements that have helped them in their success, maybe barriers or challenges to it. So it's really just kind of giving you more language, more understanding, more awareness about how you can build your own personal success because that's the really important message that I hope you're getting from the conversation so far is that success works best when we define it for ourselves. So let's start there today, like what is success, how do we define it? Well I think there's a lot of very like traditional kind of conventional stereotypes of that. I think if I was to maybe name a few it would probably be being 10 like losing weight that's often seen as success, security, you know it's particularly in Ireland in previous eras you know the secure job, the teacher, the pension, the civil service, money and so basically like the more money the better it doesn't matter how you get that money or the impact that it has and status you know titles, certain professions are seen as being you know kind of better than others whether that's law or being a doctor so they're kind of like and they're all related I suppose to the norms of society like what success is seen like and how people know really what box to put you in so if you're of a certain status, you drive a certain car then I can make an assumption I suppose about the lifestyle that you lead. What I hope you're getting from the people that I'm talking to is that you don't need to just define success that way and not that there's anything inherently wrong with any of that if that's how you choose to live your life but the important part is that you are understanding what success looks like for you and you're not living by someone else's definition and that you're doing it very consciously and very intentionally so you want to be living your life basically like you don't want to be living someone else's so what else could success be? Well I think some of the themes that we've saw in season one, health, happiness, working less, healing journeys, gratitude, connection, the sort of lifestyle that you're having, more freedom, maybe you have a house by the sea, it's all about people kind of understanding like following their dreams right like it's about people kind of understanding what it is that they want and then going after that not just kind of doing what was expected of them, what they've maybe fell into, what they decided to do you know after school which I think when you think about it like making the decision at 18 or 19 that we think we need to live by for you know the 50 years that we need to work is a little bit mad so it's kind of it's funny why you were so scared to change when actually it's probably way more logical to think that of course over your working life what you enjoy doing and what gives you fulfillment and kind of normalizing the concept of having like a second or third career

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A highlight from LST2  A Glimpse of Zlie  The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

13:31 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from LST2 A Glimpse of Zlie The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast

"Of the Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction, according to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Father Gallagher, it seems to me that the way you've described the wonderful home of St. Therese that she was born into, that this really exemplifies what St. John Paul II called the domestic church, that this is an area where in the heart of the family, faith is nurtured, love is nurtured, hope is nurtured, all these virtues are nurtured in this interaction, and yet they're still very much in the world. I mean, they had to be, did they not, to be able to even sustain their businesses, but also to engage with their family and friends, and yet they made a point of creating this space so that their children could be raised in such a beautiful environment. And I'd say there are two components of that. The most important is what they created within the home, and that was that faith, God, Jesus were very much at the center. The five children saw this evidenced in their parents. For example, they would rise to go to 530 Mass every morning at the beginning of these very busy days, and the way they prayed taught their children the faith, their prayers, their esteem for the church, their fidelity to the various devotions, you know, when Lent would come in the various times of the year. God, Jesus, faith was very much at the center of this home, and without strain because it was so authentic in both parents, and the daughters were very much drawn into that and imbibed it as children growing up with the results that are evident. So the main thing was what they created positively within the home, but as we already saw in one of these quotes from the daughters, they were also very careful to exclude any contrary influence from the home. So they were very, very careful about that, so that the daughters grew up with a kind of appropriate and healthy innocence that was not taken away from them by harmful contacts. So much so that when Therese finally, when they were now in Lisieux, she did begin her formal schooling at the Benedictine Abbey run by the sisters at the school there. For the first time, she encountered things like meanness and selfishness and these sorts of things which were unknown to her because the family was this loving family that it was. So you see, the parents concerned to do both things, put God at the center and with care remove the influences that could undermine that. Probably harder today because those influences are so much more invasive, but a parenting that would attempt to create the space in which the faith can be lived deeply rooted. I think for the example of these two parents would want to be attentive to both of those elements. I can't help but recall in the life of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Teresa of Avila, where she says, watch out just from her own experience to be able to guard your children and watch out who their friends are, see the influences because she saw the ill effect in her own life not being protected from that. It seems to be a general consensus, no matter what era we find ourselves in, that this is a basic staple for raising an environment, ideally a healthy family, one that allows God's grace in the fullest form to be able to anoint the family. Would that be a way of saying that? Yes, and this is just a traditional thing in our whole spirituality. If we move it to another notch, not just harmful influences, but bad influences, then we are always invited to avoid the near occasions of sin in our own lives and so on. And I'd say if we're responsible for others, then we need to have an eye out for that to remove those today. So that would mean decisions that the wise parents would make about the internet and phones and tablets and television and social media, all of these kinds of things, which are pretty important today. What we're doing right now with podcasts indicates the richness of what can be done through these means, but they can also be used in a harmful way. And so, especially children growing up obviously would need to be protected from that. When they are not, children are exposed too soon to too much. God's grace can do anything, so anything can be overcome. Nothing is impossible for God. I can do all things and God who strengthens me, as Paul says, but it's harder. So to, well, let's just take an illustration from Therese again, when she is speaking about the image of the flower, which was so, which she used so widely. Of course, she loved flowers very, very much. And the different flowers in the Garden of Sanctity, you have a Saint Mary Magdalene, who is a beautiful flower because of her repentance and holy life after a life of sinfulness. And she says that's a great love of God that he would bring someone out of that and lead a person to such a life of love of God and holiness. But she said it's an even greater love when the parent, the father, seeing the stumbling block and the path of the person removes it before the person gets there. And that's what she is so grateful to for God in her own life. And that's an image, I think, of what a loving father and mother do. And certainly, Therese's parents did that with great care. They were close to their children, they knew their lives, they were available to them, of course, they had very busy lives themselves with their own businesses and everything else, but the children were always loved, the parents were always available when they needed them. And so, because they were that close to them, they were able to help them in that way. Well, let's pick up again with Celine, Therese's sister, Celine, four years older than Therese, speaking about their parents. Eternal life was the dominant concern of my parents. My mother once wrote to Pauline, the second of the daughters, I wanted to have many children so as to rear them for heaven. That sentence itself already says an awful lot about their mother. Whenever one of my little brothers or sisters died, her spirit of faith gave her such energy and she was so consoled by the thought that these little angels were in heaven, that people around her said, quote, it is not worth commiserating with Madame Martin, she does not grieve over the death of her children, which was certainly not the case. If you read her letters, you see the deep, deep pain and sorrow that she had as she watched child after child die so early in life. But her faith sustained her, these have entered eternal life. Both my parents went to early mass every day and received communion as often as they could, both fasted and abstained throughout the whole of Lent, which was the practice until some years ago, the full 40 days. My father was wonderfully kind to his neighbors and never spoke the least evil of them. He made excuses for all their faults and allowed no criticism of them. Above all, he had a great esteem for priests. Our father loved his children very much. He had an almost maternal love for us. In fact, after the death of their mother, his daughters became almost simultaneously paternal and maternal. We, for our part, had an affectionate reverence for him that almost amounted to worship. He was especially fond of Therese, whom he called his little queen, but we found that quite natural and we're not at all jealous. Besides, we were conscious of the fact that at heart he loved us all equally, nor did Therese take advantage of this affection for her own ends and so forth." So that's just a little word about both parents. Nice start. Well, let's move now to her mother's letters. This particular letter is from two years before Zélie's death, and it's a letter to her sister, who there was a great closeness and love between Zélie and her sister. Her sister entered religious life and was a nun at the visitation convent at Le Mans, which was, oh, maybe 50 miles or so away from Alençon. As I say, there was a deep bond between them. Unfortunately, this is the one letter of Zélie to her sister that has been preserved. It would have been a treasure to have the rest of these. Now, this is two years before her death. Her cancer is not really in the picture at this. She's aware that something's not right, but it's not impeding anything. It's not serious at this point. And she has just been to Lisieux to visit with her daughters, to visit her brother Isidore and her sister -in -law Céline. And she's describing this visit, Sister Marie d 'Ocité, which was the name in religion of Azélie's sister. I was delighted by our trip to Lisieux. Now, see what I mean about ordinary? This is a mother and her daughters who have been taking her daughters to visit their uncle and aunt. I have a sister -in -law who has a kindness and sweetness that are incomparable. And you know, as you read these letters and get to know Thérèse's aunt Céline Guerin, her uncle Isidore's wife, you really, you can't help but really come to appreciate her. She really does seem to have been a very, very warm and loving and good person. And a deep friendship developed between Céline and her sister -in -law Céline. Marie, that's the oldest of the daughters, says that she doesn't know her to have any faults. And neither do I. I find that Isidore, in spite of all his problems and business struggles and so forth, is very happy to have such a wife. It would take a long time to tell you her virtues, but that will be for later. I assure you that I love her as much as a sister. She seems to feel the same way and shows my children an almost maternal affection. As I mentioned, in fact, Céline would ask Céline, her sister -in -law, to take over the maternal role after her own untimely death. She showed them every possible attention and did everything to make our lives pleasant. If I seemed worried, she looked at me with sympathy to seem to hurt her. Marie quickly came over to say to me, Mama, please look more cheerful. My aunt thinks you're sad, and she's hurt over it. I answered her, leave me alone. I can't do better. And I reproached myself for it. One day we were in the countryside, so they take them out into the country outside of Lisieux. I went there reluctantly to accompany the others. Then we settled in a meadow to rest, and during this time my sister -in -law secretly went to prepare a snack for us, secretly because Céline just doesn't want her putting herself out. When she brought it to us, I was so upset at the trouble she went to. You know, every year you see this, her sister -in -law sends these wonderful gifts around Christmas time for the children, and every year Céline responds the same way. She thanks her. She's so grateful, but you shouldn't have done it. It bothers her when people put themselves out for her in any way like this. I was so upset at the trouble she went to that I was far from showing appropriate gratitude. She contented herself with laughing at my apparent coldness because she knows Céline, oh well, I'm truly not very pleasant. So she's very matter -of -fact about herself this way. She never puts herself on a pedestal. Fortunately, I'm still willing to admit it, exclamation point, but if I don't know how to show signs of affection, this is why I chose this letter. I feel the sentiments inside. I believe I wish for my brother's prosperity more than mine. Her brother was a pharmacist, and he had a pharmacy, he had started a drug business, and they were struggling at times. In fact, Céline and Louis would help him even financially. Later things went very well for Isidore.

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A highlight from EP140 System Hardening at Google Scale: New Challenges, New Solutions

Cloud Security Podcast by Google

06:41 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from EP140 System Hardening at Google Scale: New Challenges, New Solutions

"Hi there, welcome to Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your hosts here are myself, Timothy Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and Anton Chevakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as at our website cloud .google .com slash podcasts. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit that subscribe button. You can follow the show, argue with us and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on LinkedIn. Anton, we are talking about what I think is one of the greatest investments teams can make today, which is preventing issues in the first place. Talk about hardening, which is great. Yes, but it's also, some people would say that this is a take from 2002 and now everybody needs a system that has AI and like big data and scale and good UX and not hardening. And to me, this is a fight that would go on because I feel like you're right, yet this take has become unpopular over the years. And this is, I'm not, what do we do with it? Well, I mean, I've never been afraid of being unpopular. If I was afraid of that, I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning. I think what's interesting here maybe about our guest is he's been doing it for a very long time at Google scale and his metric, his first metric he cited for whether he knows his team is doing a good job or not, I bet our listeners will not guess what it is. And so with that tease of something that doesn't come until 15 minutes into the episode, let's turn things over to today's guest. I'm delighted to introduce today's guest. Today we are joined by Andrew Huang, senior security engineering manager at Google. Andrew, I'm really excited about talking about hardening today because I spend so much time doing threat detection. It's like I'm where hardening has fallen short and I really think most orgs are probably better served by hardening than trying to catch the bad guys after they're already in. So maybe I want to start with a bit of a step backwards in time and ask, you know, when we think about hardening systems at scale today, hardening cloud systems at scale, what's different and what should people who are leading programs hardening clouds keep in mind that's different today than what they know for say the past 20 years? Yeah, great. Thank you. So if we go back 20 years ago, the early 2000s, that was really the rise of the computer worms. You know, we saw first email worms. We had I love you, Melissa virus. Then we saw sort of direct machine to machine worms, Code Red, Nimda, and then we were really hit by SQL slammer and blaster and so on. But these worms had in common is that they were definitely operationally disruptive. They were occasionally mildly destructive, but they were not anywhere near sort of the capacity or the abilities of the viruses we see today. But what they really did was raise the awareness that, hey, we need to invest in basic hardening or our systems are going to get taken down time and again. We have to have good perimeter controls and protection. We have to invest in vulnerability management and patching. We have to do isolation between different workloads so that we don't see lateral movements. So this was really the starting point of sort of hardening industry. We invested in firewalls. We invested in intrusion detection systems, patch management, as I said, and that was really good groundwork. It was effective against these types of sort of broad worms and the things that we were seeing at the time. But year over year, there's been a steady increase in the sophistication of the attacks we have to defend against. And there's been an increase in the impact of those attacks as the attackers have gotten deeper access to our systems and the data that is really important to our businesses and all of the people who depend on us. And so we have to take that into account and continue to modernize our approach to security. Today the threat landscape is complex and the role of the security defender is critical for businesses of all sizes. At the same time, the amount of technology choice we have is ever expanding, and this is creating a number of new attack surfaces that we all have to understand and stay on top of. Cloud, of course, has brought a whole new dimension to this in terms of our understanding of identity and perimeter and the key areas that those are integrated into our business. So one of the ways that I think we all need to stay ahead is we really need to hold to our software vendors, our platform providers, and others, and across our technology supply chain to take a shared fate model with us, where we're really working together to build systems that are securable, but also secure, secure by default, secure in operation. And so that's sort of one of the key takeaways that I'd have is as a community of defenders, we need to work together to make our systems secure. What you just said, shared fate. That's clearly super different, right? There wasn't even cloud 20 years ago, really. So how does maybe, aside from the shared fate and the fact that there's this different relationship between say a cloud vendor versus a I sold you some servers and now you put them in your own rack, how does that change the picture for hardening as well? It starts from let's make sure that we're not having products that come out of the box and have default ways that an attacker could get into them, like having hardened systems that we rely on, whether that is from a software vendor or from a cloud provider is really key. The next is making sure that we are training our people on how to use the systems in a way that is secure. So when we have examples from vendors or examples from partners, that those examples take the security best practices into account and aren't asking people to do things that are short, that are a little easier, but take shortcuts that leave them vulnerable. And then last is where we have a shared platform investing in the security of that platform so it keeps all customers safe. And we don't have to, like there's never going to be as many security engineers as the industry needs that we need to really scale out our approach to security. I think the scale out part is I wanted to kind of drill into a little bit because I vaguely recall the time when kind of the previous era of people being obsessed about hardening of course, when there was a question about sure, you can give me a bunch of config advice and a bunch of things and I can apply it to a server. But once I have to apply them to 5000 servers, suddenly a lot of things change. Nowadays we're not talking about 5000 servers, we may be talking about the millions or if you talk about cloud instances, probably even larger numbers. So what is the magic in scaling the hardening? Because ultimately I still have this possibly misguided view that hardening is easy, scaling it is hard.

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A highlight from 1265. NFTs Are DEAD! ...Again | Mainstream Media vs Creators

Tech Path Crypto

03:35 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from 1265. NFTs Are DEAD! ...Again | Mainstream Media vs Creators

"Let's talk about NFTs today and where the market might be heading and what is the future of the non -fungible token. We'll talk about all that for you guys. You don't want to miss this one because I think whether you love NFTs or don't like them, this is gonna shed some light on really what the future is. So stay tuned right here. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in to Tech Path. All right. Couple of things I want to hit on. A couple of tweets out here. NFTs are officially dead. 95 % are estimated to be literally worthless with pieces from the top collections only worth around five to ten. Roughly 25 million are sat on dead assets thanks to celebrities, endorsements, etc. Now this was coming over from Market Insiders. All right. And I want you to understand that this is process the typical that happens in innovative spaces. I remember, you know, in the era is, you know, when you look at just the birth of the internet. Is the internet dead? Is it a fad? Then the birth of social media. Social media is junk. It'll never be anything. Maybe not. And then, of course, mobile. You know, the iPhone will never make it. The BlackBerry will rule. This has happened so many times. Okay, so right here we have a piece on Market Insider. This was the actual hit piece. Let me kind of zoom down into the things they talked about. Are NFTs dead? The answer is yes. 23 million people hold these worthless assets. Then further in, fewer than 1 % have a price tag above 6k, a far cry from the regular million -dollar deals of two years ago. Don't take this out of context either because I'm kind of, you know, poking fun at this article. Mainly when you go to the actual source of where this actually came from, what they actually said was this. Is that while the situation does look bleak, in our opinion, however, NFTs still have a place in our future as we still maintain that once dust is settled we'll start to see an evolution with the NFTs. NFTs either need to be historically relevant, similar to the original Pokemon cards. So I think just that statement alone, the fact that they even compare this to the original Pokemon, to me, is groundbreaking. And I think they, the researchers, understand Market Insider does what they always do, which is sensationalize this stuff for clicks. The point is, is that we're talking about major movement in the NFT space in a time in which everything feels like it's dead right now. The traditional finance markets, etc. I want to go to this first clip. This might surprise you. Courtyard is a marketplace that tokenizes trading cards. Those cards then are put into an escrow vault powered by Brinks. You can then tokenize your card or collectible or whatever that you have on Courtyard and then sell that as an NFT. Now before you hear what you're saying about NFTs, I don't want to hear it. So they just did this drop here that sold out in seconds, literally bought it. This is a 1999 base set number 10 Mewtwo listed for twelve hundred and ninety five dollars. Now, if you go to like card collector and eBay and all that stuff, you'll see these prices are pretty much the same, maybe slightly more on this because it's the flexibility of oh, you don't actually need to have the physical item. If you want to claim this item, you can go through and you go here and then you say, I actually want this. I want this real card. Like I want to put this card behind me on the wall so everyone can see.

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A highlight from BITCOIN REVOLUTION | TUCKER CARLSON & JAVIER MILEI MAKE HISTORY

Simply Bitcoin

11:45 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from BITCOIN REVOLUTION | TUCKER CARLSON & JAVIER MILEI MAKE HISTORY

"We don't see lugar a ludas, esta nueces una taria para tibios, esta nueces una taria para córdes, esta nueces una taria para los politicamente correntos. Xo no me me ti yaca para estar y ando córderos. Xo me me ti yaca para despastar de odres. ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! ¡Quiero! When you think of Argentina you might envision tango, soccer, or maybe a juicy steak, but today it's all about a wild surge in bitcoin advocacy and a man whose opposition to statism might be louder than a wake -up call from Frankie. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM That's right, baby. Wake the f 'up and get on the Freedom Train. We get a lot of s*** to cover. Let's get it! I think that it can be my moment. Because as we have seen, we are in all of them. And we are not one of them. This is what we are in all of them. Because we are going to do everything, and we are going to take care of everything in the world. Yes, to be able to build Argentina properly. A liberal Argentina. An Argentinian people. An Argentinian that is going to build the borders of the world. And yes, in 35 years, we will be able to build the first global potential. So yes, effectively, I am going to be in politics. be Will it Teresa? Míle he is right. Míle? Míle, he is right. farm. go I'm gonna ahead and start with this go ahead and take a look down there 339 .8 million views and I want you to put that in perspective so when I said that you know these bit corners just made history well they're both advocates and it just became the most watched interview in history now Tucker's last interview with that orange guy yeah Trump that set the record and beat Oprah's former record with her interview with Michael Jackson and it appears Tucker Carlson is going full Eminem breaking a record every time he drops a record right now what this really had me thinking is the fact that well you know Joe Rogan gets like 11 million views he's the number one podcaster in the world Tucker was the number one show on Fox News and all mainstream media and he was getting about three four million views I'm putting that in perspective he's gone independent and he's got 340 million views blowing everyone out of the water talking about well look at this Argentina's next president and this guy is winning big -time you saw those crowds who is he well Tucker traveled to Buenos Aires to speak to him and find out and we of course hear it simply Bitcoin have covered Malay quite a bit but very exciting stuff an amazing conversation very base and before we get into that now Malay you got to understand they kind of do language a little different right so when he uses the the terms liberal he's referring to classical liberal like Bastia which is closer to libertarianism or anarcho capitalism if you'd like to say and when he refers to anything like socialism or communism of course they're all the same thing all statism and that's really the point that he's driving home is the fact that it's freedom versus the state and I love it until you fix the money for example a lot of Western democracies went full tyrannical regimes over the past few years and they're supposed to be democracies with representative government that is supposed to work in your best interest but I think we know the truth well let's get to it we're in downtown Buenos Aires the capital of Argentina this was once about a hundred years ago one of the richest cities in the world and you could tell as you walk around the fated grandeur of a once great city but this is now a desperate country its economy is in shambles has been for a long time Argentina famously defaulted on his debt more than 20 years ago but now hyperinflation has made this country genuinely desperate you see when you have dinner here in restaurants and people pull out bricks of local currency the peso to pay it feels like Weimar or Zimbabwe but it's not this is a developed country that's moving backwards at high speed and because of the frustration that has built up among the population particularly among poor people a man called Javier Miele is poised to become its next president he's a former soccer star goalie a performer in a Rolling Stones cover band and a libertarian economist he's not a libertarian in the traditional American sense he wouldn't fit into the Cato Institute he's libertarian in the traditional sense he believes people should have the maximum amount of freedom they can be given which is a lot much more than they now get in Argentina he has moved from basically nowhere in the last several years to become maybe the most famous person in this country the election is next month in October and once again it seems like he's likely to win he himself is a Bitcoin enthusiast right he jetted off to Argentina not for steak not for soccer but to meet the rock star economist and fellow Bitcoin advocate Javier Miele why do you think from your perspective you've become a man with no political background so popular so quickly in this country that in a cable con el hecho de que ese de huador de football a mismo tiempo ese do cantante rock -and -roll y ademas a soy economista y creo que esa combinación es una combinación attractive en terminos de producto televisivo pero por otra parte lo que también es importante el tema de las cídeas y argentina a pasicamente es un país que se va cien años abraçando las cídeas socialistas y entonces la revelión natural del sistema era ser libérales y es por eso que la revelión natural la parece siempre los jovenes y los jovenes encontraron alguien que man Miele from an 18 % poll prediction grabbing a 29 % victory in the primaries Miele maybe is unpredictable as a Bitcoin price chart and with hair that's probably more talked about than the latest thing what is that now like men in black aliens in Mexico or something and the guy is very based he's just gonna say what he thinks what he feels but Miele's boldness isn't limited to just critiquing the state but he also questioned the Pope talked about advising the orange guy and has many times advocated for Bitcoin is the future of financial freedom in short Javier Miele is making waves the Pope the current Pope is from Argentina I would think he would support you he has instead criticized you and you've called him a communist why the disconnect bueno primero porque el papa juega politica vente a si luma some papa donde tiene forte Ingenencia política ademostrado además una granda finidad con dictadores como Castro o como comaduro si restar el lado de de dictadores wait I'm sorry Raul Castro's a murderer si if you got to the minute at Rocesino but the Pope you believe the Pope has an affinity for Raul Castro si exacto si decho no los condena si repatante condescending de conesos y esta mien condescending de con la dictadora venesolana a si el condescending de con todos los discuiras a un cuando se verdaderos criminals toco el esos un problema prudemas es a lien que consider a que la justicia social un elemento central de desu vision y eso es muy complicado porque la justicia social case robar el fruit su trabajo una persona y dar ciudad otra en dos es implicado dos cosas una es un robo y el problema es que el robo esta encontra de lo que seniela los días mandamientos si ha valar la justicia sociales ha valar el robo por otando son problema de que está violando los días mandamientos el otro problema es que es un trato decíbal friende a la ley now me and myself I'm kind of against protectionist policies but Malay on the global stage he has a clear stance no deals with status so china lula unless it's about decentralized money of the future bitcoin probably don't bother knocking you've said that as president of argentina you will not do business with china de cho no solo no via certain negocios con china no via certain negocios con nimún comunista esir habar yo soy un defensor de la libertad de la paz y la demogracía lo comunista no entranay but also incredible beyond the politics and probably his bitcoin price checks who is this Javier Malay at heart well one thing he's a man whose phone screensaver is joy has no end and is as passionate about freedom the austrian economic community as he is about bitcoin and decentralization no no no no no no when you talk about and live according to your conscience you don't have me because you know what is the definition of this personal me you know that when you are in the last moment or when you are in the constant pressure of being big you know what I mean? You know what I mean? You know what I mean? This will pass all over your life.

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A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?

The Breakdown

13:54 min | Last week

A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?

"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 Friday, September 22nd, and today we are talking oil, macro, everything that could throw the economy off. But before we get to that, 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 at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, well, we are sort of continuing the macro story today that we picked up around Powell and the FOMC this week. And one of the questions that Powell was asked was about risks that threatened to knock the economy off course. Two that he mentioned that we're going to spend a little time on today include oil prices and a potential government shutdown. Let's start with oil first. The price of crude oil has steadily increased over the past four months. From a low of around $70 in June, oil reached almost $90 a barrel for the US -based WTI benchmark contract and $95 per barrel and $95 per barrel for international Brent crude earlier this week. The price increase for crude has driven US gas prices back above $3 .80 per gallon, the highest level since last October. Overall, gas prices have ramped up by 20 % since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Now, there are a number of factors all contributing to steadily increasing oil prices since the June lows. The first is OPEC+. The economic group of oil producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have recently curbed output. Production cuts, which were agreed to late last year, have been gradually implemented over the past six months. In July, Saudi Arabia voluntarily cut an additional 1 million barrels per day from its production quota, about 10 % of its previous output. Existing production cuts across OPEC have already been extended into next year and analysts expect Saudi Arabia to extend their voluntary cuts until March. On Thursday, Russia further constrained supply by banning the export of diesel and petrol. Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of diesel alongside their status as producing around 12 % of the global supply of crude oil. The International Energy Agency said last year that Russian refineries produce, quote, roughly double the diesel needed to satisfy domestic demand and typically export half their annual production. Analyst opinions focused on the simplest explanation for the ban, retaliation for sanctions. Henning Gloestien of the Eurasia Group said, Russia wants to inflict pain on Europe and the U .S. and it looks like they're now repeating the playbook from gas and the oil market ahead of the winter months. They're showing that they're not finished using their power over energy markets. The Kremlin said the ban was temporary and aimed at addressing rising energy prices in domestic markets. However, they gave no timeline on when the ban might be lifted. U .S. and European policymakers have largely banned the importation of Russian refined fuel since February, which has required Russian supply to be routed through third party regions including Turkey, North Africa and Latin America. Now, OPEC cuts over the past year were predicated on a weakening demand profile heading into this year. At the time they were announced, recessions were expected across Europe and the U .S. China was an open question with the potential of reopening pushed back in the midst of additional pandemic waves. But since then, the European economy is sputtering along, albeit with dismal manufacturing data out of Germany. The sanctioning of Russian supply has caused European demand to be displaced to other regions with refining capacity, largely India and the Middle East. In the U .S., recession has been continuously pushed off into the future and oil demand is now back at all time highs with no signs of slowing. Although the Chinese economy has hit some turbulence recently, oil demand remains robust. Analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources. What's more, analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources in part to mitigate geopolitical risks as well as to shore up its manufacturing and transportation industries. So with oil prices spiking, many are wondering whether the White House will once again intervene in markets using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Between November 2021 and September of last year, the White House authorized a number of SPR releases. The final policy saw one million barrels per day provided into the market over six months. A small amount of oil was restocked earlier this year, but the SPR still sits at a little over half its pre -pandemic level. Earlier this week, a headline circulated proclaiming that quote, Biden says depleting SPR is on the table. This was later found to be a hoax with no legitimate source, but it demonstrates how difficult high oil prices could be for the U .S. economy heading into election season. To wit, many saw the SPR release as a political decision rather than an economic decision heading into the 2022 midterms. In the private sector, U .S. oil inventories have recently hit 40 -year lows of 46 -day supply, well below the longer -term average of 65 days. And while August's inflation reports already showed a small uptick due to oil -related prices, the effect is expected to be more profound across this month. Dario Perkins, an economist at T .S. Lombard said, That said, it is important to keep these recent inflationary developments in context. We are not yet in danger of undoing 12 months of solid disinflationary progress, not even close. Others suggested that high oil prices would have a greater impact on growth rather than inflation. Maya Bhandari, head of multi -asset at BNP Paribas Asset Management said, It really impacts the growth side of the Goldilocks equation rather than the inflation side of things over the long term. Theory is that sustained high oil prices begin to eat into disposable income for households alongside higher costs of production for manufacturing and logistics. These combine to reduce growth and potentially tip the economy into recession. Overall, this situation in the oil markets has, to some, many parallels to the liquid natural gas spike in the winter of 2022. Prices in some markets rose more than tenfold, European energy companies scrambled to secure supply at any cost, and multiple firms went bankrupt due to the volatility in markets. This week, Bloomberg reported that the trading arm of French supplier Total Energies has played a major role in bidding up the price of U .S.-based oil. Their source claimed that the firm is paying a premium for physical U .S. barrels, pushing the spread against futures to levels not seen since last November. With all of that said, there are some signs that the oil market is beginning to cool off. On Thursday, Brent crude futures fell to $92 per barrel, which represented the third straight day of price declines, which is the longest streak in almost a month. Warren Patterson, head of Commodity Strategy at ING, said the Fed's hawkish messaging has quote, put some pressure on risk assets, including oil. The dollar index has risen by 0 .8 % since Chair Powell left the podium, a large enough move to weigh on asset markets. Patterson said he still expects Brent crude to move above the $100 mark in the near term, but that he doesn't anticipate the move will be sustainable. So that is the view on oil overall. The thing that I am definitely going to be watching more than anything else is the political dimension of this. We are now entering the period where everything, even more than usual, is going to be completely wrapped up in what it means for the election season. If prices at the pump keep trending up, it seems very likely that the Biden administration will be willing to do what it takes, including SPR releases, to get those prices down. But that's just something we're going to have to keep an eye on. Now what about that other factor that Powell mentioned? Well yes, indeed, my friends, the US government is once again hurtling towards a shutdown after efforts to pass a short term spending bill were scuttled on the House floor on Thursday. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attempted to marshal Republicans to vote through a package to keep the government funded past the end of September. Closed door negotiations continued late into Wednesday night, but were apparently unconvincing. The bill currently being considered is the $886 billion Defense Appropriations Act. The bill was stifled in the House after five GOP representatives refused to allow debate to begin by voting against a preliminary procedural rule. Democrats also voted against the measure and appeared to taunt Republicans apparently reveling in seeing the GOP's slim majority descend into chaos. Among the Republican dissenters was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who opposed the inclusion of $300 million in funding to the Ukrainian war effort. On Thursday, Politico reported that Pentagon sources have said Ukrainian operations have been exempted from any shutdown, making that part of the dispute rather moot. McCarthy sent House members home on Thursday night to return to Washington on Tuesday. He told reporters after the failed vote, quote, two people flipped, so I got to figure out how to fix that. That wasn't the impression they had given us. Now, this was McCarthy's third attempt at bringing the bill to the House floor. The current proposal on the table is a 31 -day stopgap funding mechanism to forestall a shutdown to begin next weekend. McCarthy remarked on the change in tone in Congress among that extreme element of the Republican Party, stating that, quote, this is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. Now, even if a 31 -day stopgap is passed in the House, it seems unlikely to make its way through the Democrat -controlled Senate. The bill includes a 30 percent temporary cut to domestic agencies and immigration law changes, neither of which are likely to get the seal of approval from Dems. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said instead of decreasing the chance of a shutdown, Speaker McCarthy is actually increasing it by wasting time on extremist proposals that cannot become law in the Senate. House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries remarked that the situation was playing out as a, quote, Republican civil war. Now, if it comes to pass, this would be the 11th government shutdown since 1980. The logic is that hard -line positions that don't enjoy support in the Congress can be put directly to the American people by shutting down the government and drawing attention to the impasse. Republican Ralph Norman said last week that, quote, we're going to have a shutdown. We believe in what we're doing. The jury will be the country. Still, the record on government shutdowns doesn't really support that strategy. Not one of the 10 previous shutdowns resulted in the dissenting group extracting concessions. Typically, the American people quickly turn on the party they view as blocking access to government services over a petty squabble. Alex Conant, a Republican strategist, said, This is such a dumb fight because there's no principle that we're standing on here. It's just bad tactics. While the dispute is nominally over excessive government spending, with Republican dissenters pushing for funding to be reduced back to 2022 levels, the underlying problem is, of course, the level of discord within the Republican Party. McCarthy was voted in as House Speaker after a record 15 attempts. The process took four days and frequently descended into a farce. This was only the second time in the post -Civil War era that a House Speaker had failed to be elected on the first attempt. Conant noted the terrible optics of a government shutdown of the Republicans' own making heading into election season, stating that, quote, Biden didn't win because of his political skills and soaring oratory. He won because Republicans blew themselves up with Trump. I'm afraid we're seeing history repeat itself, with the GOP once again helping Biden by shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, never one to shy away from controversy, Trump fanned the flames on Wednesday, posting that, quote, Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized government that refuses to close the border and treats half the country as enemies of the state. He added that, quote, This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots. They failed on the debt limit they must not fail now. Use the power of the person to defend the country. Now, zooming out and trying to get away from the politics of the situation, which obviously is not the focus of this show. The reason that this was brought up at last week's FOMC press conference is that a government shutdown would halt the publication of government data. This would include employment, inflation and growth statistics, which are currently playing a key role in guiding Fed policy. Now, given how much the Fed has said over and over again, their policy is going to be driven by data, presumably not having access to that data would be a fairly big deal. Yet in spite of that, Powell tried to put on a brave face, saying, If there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get and we would just have to deal with that. Now, by way of some history, the longest ever government shutdown lasted 35 days. The dispute was around funding for the border wall and quickly turned public sentiment against the Trump administration. Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, but the administration failed to convince their own party to fund the wall. At the time, Democrat Senator Jon Tester called it the most stupid shutdown I have ever seen in my life. However, if this week's display is anything to go by, that 2019 shutdown could soon have some competition for that title. Now, what does this all have to do with the crypto sphere? Well, I think in many ways these are just exemplary of the state of politics in general. And given that, perhaps it's not surprising that former Senator Pat Toomey is not optimistic about the chances of crypto legislation being passed during this Congress. Just prior to retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Toomey introduced his own crypto bill, which focused on stablecoin regulations. Now, the House currently has two major crypto bills eligible to be brought for a vote. One would establish a stablecoin framework while the other introduces more broad crypto regulations. While speaking at a Georgetown Law Seminar on Thursday, however, Toomey said, I don't see a path forward in the Senate regardless of how the vote goes in the House. He added that of the two, he sees the stablecoin legislation as having the best shot. The sticking point will likely be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. While Brown has been outspoken about the risks of crypto and the need to bring the industry to heel, he has so far remained extremely quiet on exactly what form of legislation would meet his approval. And of course, any crypto legislation would need the support of Democratic senators to pass a vote to become law. Still, during an interview on Thursday, Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said that she thinks that Brown's lack of commitment to a legislative position might actually be a good thing. Shirzad said, Now, last week, Brown wrote a letter to head regulators at multiple agencies urging them to use their existing powers to crack down on non -compliant crypto firms. This of course seems to be the clear intention, at least at the SEC. On Tuesday, the head of that agency's crypto assets and cyber unit, David Hirsch, warned that more enforcement actions would be coming against crypto intermediaries, including DeFi protocols. Still, Toomey, who serves now as an advisor to Coinbase, views stablecoin legislation as the solvable problem. At the moment, Democrats are pushing for the Fed to serve a central role in regulating issuers rather than granting oversight power to state regulators. This preference is believed to be driven by the White House. Toomey said, He thinks that senior Democrats will get on board once the White House is satisfied with the stablecoin proposal. Although that proposal might have to wait until after the election, as Toomey said in the next Congress, I think it's quite possible to get something done.

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A highlight from What a Weird Week: The One with Big Onions! Fri Sept 22, 2023

What a Weird Week

06:54 min | Last week

A highlight from What a Weird Week: The One with Big Onions! Fri Sept 22, 2023

"This is what a weird week the one with big onions Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is the what a weird week show about weird stuff from this week's news If you want the photos or podcast stuff or video stuff, just click show notes dot page show notes dot page Okay, here comes the top 10 for season 4 episode 52 first published on Friday September 22nd 2023 10 getting things started this week is large onion makes news everyone cries Gareth Griffin in the UK has grown an almost 20 pound onion That's unofficially the biggest onion ever recorded It is larger than Gareth's head the old record for a big onion was 19 pounds ish The onion still needs to be given the official all -clear from the Guinness folks and then who knows what are you making? French onion soup onion rings. Are you just maybe having it bronzed? Not as delicious but an option nine number nine flaming hooper breaks world record The new record is eight on fire spinning hula hoops Congratulations to grace good who is a professional hoop performer and gives audiences a thrill with hooping feats like spinning eight flaming hoops at the same time Grace also set another hooping record for most hula hoops spun simultaneously while balancing on a giant rolling globe That record 28 hula hoops. She had 28 hula hoops going at once while standing on a ball you guys That's what I wouldn't try. I mean you got to train a bit for that one. You first you got to get the 28 hula hoops going you got to get the dexterity for that That's not something you can just get off the couch and start doing you got to work your way up to it I would imagine and then the whole balancing on a rolling giant rolling globe as the guinness book of world records puts it I mean, first of all, where are you going to purchase that giant? Rolling globe you probably want to get a quality one pay a little extra I don't anyway, these are all questions for later on first Let's work on one hula hoop that is not on fire and then we'll get up to fire and globes and the rest of it Hey you guys, let's do this one. No, wait, don't sorry. I started saying don't try this at home danger So You're listening to what a weird week a show inspired by weirdness in the news eight number eight this week Mistake by ticket seller results in big lotto win. A fellow in maryland was given the wrong ticket and won 580 ,000 I don't know if you believe in fate and all that stuff, but listen to this So he goes to the gas station to buy five Cash for life tickets the store employee rang in one Multimatch instead and then there was all this trouble voiding the mistake. So the ticket buyer said it's all good That's me paraphrasing The wrong ticket turned out to be the big winner 580 ,000 and the store gets a cool thousand bucks for selling that ticket, too That story messed me up the most of all the stories we had this week because it makes you wonder about all of the choices You have every day things Happy accidents when they Mess up your order and you get sausage instead of bacon in your breakfast sandwich. Was it meant to be now? I question everything so my advice don't think about it too hard Oh, I could really go for a breakfast sandwich right now though seven number seven artists art wasn't really art Question mark they have to give the money back We talked about this story when it happened and now the courts have ruled on it an artist in denmark has to pay back Around seventy two thousand dollars to the museum that hired him to do some kind of artwork The artwork was supposed to incorporate a bunch of bank notes But the artist kept those bank notes and instead gave the museum a couple blank canvases artist is quoted in the story as saying The work is that I have taken their money That's an actual quote from the artist by the way. The artwork was called take the money and run You want to see the artwork? I mean just imagine a you know, white canvas and you've seen it You've seen one of the most famous artworks of the modern era. It's certainly got a lot of publicity. I don't know Art that much but it seems quite famous to me. Anyway blank canvas take the money and run So 10 weird stories from this week's news What a weird week six number six this week is surfing snake incident results in big fine A fellow in australia took his snake out on the surfboard the video went viral video got a lot of attention Also the attention of wildlife authorities and now the snake owner has been fined over two thousand dollars He says the snake didn't even hiss So, you know the snake the snake was having fun the snake only hisses when it's not having fun You guys authorities say surfing puts the snake under unnecessary stress That's me sort of paraphrasing but if you want to see a photo of the snake I mean imagine a snake on a surfboard There you go, but we do have a photo if you want to click the show notes or go to show notes page five Number five these train wrestlers you guys pro wrestlers recently in the news for fighting on a japanese bullet train Imagine you're seated on the train It's doing maybe 180 miles an hour and these wrestlers come down the aisle bringing the hurt And It happened the train was packed but the people on the train were there to see the wrestling It was a wrestling event you guys a weird venue though DDT pro wrestling put the event on pro wrestling in the aisle of a train They've had a few weird events like this.

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A highlight from Cybersecurity attack on MGM may have begun with a ten-minute phone call: How it happened, Special Mutare Podcast

Telecom Reseller

08:59 min | Last week

A highlight from Cybersecurity attack on MGM may have begun with a ten-minute phone call: How it happened, Special Mutare Podcast

"This is Doug Greenan, I'm the publisher of Telecom Resiller, and I'm very pleased to have with us once again Chuck French of Mutari. Chuck, thank you for joining me today. Doug, a pleasure. Thank you. Well, we're, you know, we have talked in the past about cyber security, and of course on this podcast series, we've been doing a lot of work on that all year long, but this time I think it's a little bit less abstract. We're doing this literally while, even as we're recording this, MGM hospitality company is being basically hacked. You can't make a reservation on their line. There's still many operational problems that they're having. So we have the spectacle of one of the world's richest and most well -prepared companies, you know, having basically an episode about which we've talked about many times in this program. So Chuck, we're going to be sort of diving into that to find out, you know, what that's all about. And if anything can be done by, you know, the rest of us who are maybe in companies that have fewer resources, less visibility and so on. But what is Mutari? Well, Mutari is a 30 -year -old, not just more than 30 years old, but we're an independent software vendor, been focused in business communication software for all those years. We're based in Chicago, 400 enterprise customers. We enjoy a pretty good reputation for building great software and supporting it in the way that our customers enjoy, very little turnover of our employees, our customers, our partners. And as an organization, we're buying the company right now through an employee stock ownership. And I tell people this every time I meet them, because I think it's important. We're aligned and we're the most aligned company you've ever spoken to, Doug. And we're aligned around buying the company, but with a specific purpose. We need to do it around solving a problem. And then for the last couple of years, we are focused on being the leader in voice threat defense, which is why this conversation is so timely. You know, before we get off the topic of your company's core identity, I understand Mutari is actually a Latin word. Yes, it means to change in Latin. So think mutant, mutate. I always have to remind myself of that to make sure I'm saying Mutari. Pretend you're an Italian person saying Mutari, right? It's Latin for to change. And at first, I didn't know what to make of the name because everybody has a hard time with it. But I really do think it's more apt today than ever because this world, by the day, changes faster and faster and faster. And we know how to respond to that. We're agile a company that still acts like a perpetual startup. Well, let's talk about today because as we were just discussing before we started our podcast, and I'm sure a lot of our watchers, listeners are paying close attention to this. I am really just dazzled as much as we've talked and talked with you and many other people about the cybersecurity threat. I think very few of us imagined that what you guys have been telling us in terms of, gee, guys, you know, this could be really bigger than anyone could imagine. Well, here we are. It's seven days. It's still unfolding. I welcome anybody to go to our website and look in the resources column for all the content we put out there around this specific topic. Long -form articles about all of this, statistics, everything you'll ever want to know about the voice. And I'll bring it back to voice, Doug, because you didn't mention it yet. But, you know, the MGM ransomware attack, the cybersecurity attack that's happened has really brought MGM to its knees. You mentioned people can't make reservations. People can't get into the rooms right now, right? You can't, machines are not working. You know, from some estimates, MGM right now, because their systems are all offline, is losing somewhere between $3 million and $7 million a day and $1 million in pure cash. So those would be revenue and a million in cash every day because of this. And why this is so interesting to our firm is because the catalyst for all of this was a voice call. It was a telephone call from someone into the IT area, the customer service area of the IT department at MGM that allowed the bad actors to get the credentials necessary to put their software in, to allow them to take control of all of MGM, a voice call. So how about that? Well, you know what, it's very interesting because for those of you who are movie fans and like the Ocean's Eleven series, not the original with Frank Sinatra, but the more recent one from 20 years ago, there was, for those of you who are telecom fans, there was a PBX hack in that. That was part of what they did. And that was still in the era when the PBX was mostly a non -integrated system, a separate system running alongside the rest of IT. And of course, in the last 20 years, that's been departed. And now, you know, that call presumably occurred on the same set of servers, I think, that a lot of this is happening. Yeah. So, you know, so let's dive into this. So this is exactly what happened. This apparently started with a phone call. And then you were telling me that once they got in, they were able to do sort of some sort of horizontal thing. Tell me more about that, what that means. Yeah. And so I'll provide a little context around that. These are not people who, you know, stumbled upon this and, oh, I was able to get the credentials and so forth. These are large, large, sophisticated organizations, virtual organizations that are all over the world. And when I say sophisticated, and I know I've mentioned this in the past, these are, they have HR departments. They have areas where they can adjudicate conflicts. They have health plans in these organizations and they have specialization. So oftentimes what happens, and if you were to go on the dark web, you know, you can actually purchase some of these things. You can purchase the software to be able to enact these things. But there's just like in a hospital, right? You might have people whose job is the anesthesiologist, then you have the physicians and you have the nurse. They have that regarding ransomware attacks. So are there things called initial access brokers, people whose sole job is to be able to get access to a system. And that might be where their job ends. They sell that, they sell that and they put that in the marketplace. Another group picks it up, say, we're going to be the group now harvests us. That means they take the credentials and they go laterally and they infiltrate systems throughout an organization. They don't do anything. They lay late for a little while. I want to make sure that if you're backing up the copies, they're in the backups, all of their software is there. They lay in there. And then ultimately there comes a day when they say we're going to attack. And that's when someone, and I'm sure you've seen these before the screen pops up, you know, someone, some administrator that, you know, we have your data. You know, here's the information. Send some, you know, so much Bitcoin to so and so. Well, the encrypt your files and destroy them and still proof of life, if you will, to that end, and then you can continue on your way. So, yes, to answer your question, they received through three socially and through social engineering, a customer service person. It's this organization and they this group they call swirly spiders. I forget. I forget the name of these. Yeah. Yeah. They they. Yeah, that's right. That's right. They went ahead and then got access and told MGM that they had their systems in and ultimately MGM ignored them. And guess what happened to MGM when they didn't take this group seriously, everything that we're talking about today.

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A highlight from LST1  Introduction  The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

12:37 min | Last week

A highlight from LST1 Introduction The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast

"Discerninghearts .com in cooperation with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary presents The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. Father Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual of exercises Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word television network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Welcome, Father Gallagher. Thank you, Chris. Always good to be here. Talk to us about Saint Therese. What is the little flower to you? One thing I've noticed if you look at the writings of most people when they write or speak about Therese, they always start with how they first encountered Therese. If you look at Dorothy Day's book on Therese, for example, that's the way she begins, but you see this as kind of a pattern. In my own case it's very simple. This was before I entered the seminary and at a certain point, I'm a reader, I love to read, and resolved that I probably should do some spiritual reading, a little reluctantly because what I really like are stories and those sorts of things. Maybe it was Lent, I don't recall, but I remember going to a shelf bookcase with spiritual books, going through them, not really being drawn to anything, and then I saw this title that said, Story of a Soul, and it was the word story that caught my attention because I love stories. So I thought, well, maybe that'll be a little easier to read than some of the others. I began reading it and immediately fell in since then, very much at the origins of the process that led to entering the seminary. After theological studies, perhaps having read the basic sources, it felt like something done and kind of there, but more recently has opened up in a wonderful way again that leads to what we're doing now, and a rereading of the sources and amplifying that reading, and just coming to see in a new way the remarkable figure that she is. And so that's what leads us to do this now. You know, it was Pope Saint Pius X who called her the greatest saint of modern times, and I think we can easily not agreement at that now, declared a doctor. There's so much there. So I have the feeling that as we dive into this huge sea that is the life and teaching and writings of Saint Therese, that you can't go wrong. You know, wherever you enter, there's always going to be richness. You know, it strikes me that some of our listeners may be thinking, what's Father Gallagher? And he's an expert on Ignatian spirituality, and yet they may not realize that there's a heavy Carmelite influence in the Oblates of the Virgin Mary through the spirituality and the life of their father. But it's not a real push to see where in the charism of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, this calling, as it were, to also come to a ability to be able to communicate aspects of that Carmelite living. Does that make sense? Sure. Yeah. I mean, as I mentioned, I initially came to her before I even knew Venerable Bruno. But once I entered and got to know him well, I discovered, exactly as you said, that he was essentially Ignatian but not exclusively Ignatian. And you do see a lovely Carmelite component. For example, as he is approaching his ordination to the priesthood, you see amongst his spiritual proposals the plan to read in its entirety the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila. Also familiar with Saint John of the Cross, of course, Saint Therese comes after his lifetime. So that component is very much there. What is contemplative, what involves growth in prayer and deep prayer, and the kind of things that lie at the heart of the Carmelite vocation, all of that is very real in him, not only in his learning but very much in his own experience as well in his own prayer. It's so fascinating that, as you said, Pope Saint Pius X would say that she is, again, one of the most significant, one of the most important saints of the 20th century that she would be. At a time and era where the family has been so much under attack, the fact that this little flower can bloom in a garden of a family, as it were, that they themselves have become saints, not only her mother and father, but it looks as though her sisters are on their way in this area of the cause of canonization. Well, the cause of her sister Leonie, who would have seemed a very unlikely candidate of all the sisters, the most unlikely candidate for sanctity, that cause is underway now. She's the servant of God, Leonie Martin. And yes, there is a movement to try to promote the cause of the other sisters as well. In God's time, we'll see where all of that goes. But you have a family which is very much built on faith, on the search for holiness, on love for the church, on the desire to respond to God's vocation, in which all the members strengthen each other. And you see that in the letters that we'll be looking at. And of course, you see it in Therese's deep gratitude to her parents and her love for her sisters. Their family is simply a remarkable witness to a family as a family. It's the kind of family everyone would hope for, where there's a deep unity and bond and love between the members, and not only the immediate family, but also with the more extended family, very specifically Therese's aunt and uncle and their two daughters. And you see the great love there amongst all of them. You can go through all of the letters, and that's two volumes, 1 ,300 pages. And all you will see is there are times when there are some disagreements about this decision or that decision. You see some of that. But enveloping everything and underlying everything and above everything, what you see is a deeply united and loving family. It's a beautiful witness to the family, very much. The letters of Saint Therese are absolutely remarkable. If you are a devotee of the story of the soul, that in itself can sustain you for a lifetime. But letters the give us a fullness, a beautiful, rich imagery. And I say this in all reverence, but a more complete picture of Therese, doesn't it? Well, as you've said, Chris, I think it's obvious that the real center to get to know Therese is the story of the soul. That's the real heart of it. And then around that, there are other primary sources as well. What's called her last conversations, where her sisters and some of the others in the convent recorded her sayings and doings in her last months. The book entitled Therese by those who knew her, which is a large extract of the witnesses that were given on the diocesan level as her cause for canonization was begun. So these were people speaking out of their own personal recollections of Therese, about Therese. If you want to have there a real richness as well. But our initial focus will be the letters, probably because they don't get cited all that much, you know. We may have the feeling that looking at passages in the story of the soul, which we'll get to, that this is familiar territory. The letters might be less so. It does take a little bit of energy and persistence, I'd say, to read them because it is fairly lengthy, but they are remarkably well done, amply annotated with very helpful footnotes, with introductions. So they are a very rich resource to take the next step. The first step would be the story of a soul, but if a person wants to take the next step, then the letters would be the next step. There is a remarkable heritage that we've received from the lives of the saints through their letters. I think of the letters of, of course, Teresa of Avilot, Ignatius of Loyola, but we've seen through the letters of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, the letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. The list could go on and on, and I have to say the letters of Catherine of Siena. When you read those, you get a real sense of the friendships, the, the family relationships, their interaction with those around them and with the world, don't you? Soon -to -be Saint John Henry Newman says at one point in his writings that his sense of the best way to get to know a person is not through a biography, but through reading the person's letters. And I think, as is generally true, he is right on the mark, and generally true of what, I'll call him, St. John Henry Newman says he is, I think, right on the mark. Today, I suppose, we do this more digitally, but if you were to take a selection of 30, 50 emails of a correspondence between two friends or two family members or two people who love the Lord and whom, you know, sanctity is evident, you would get, with a great immediacy, you would get a feel for the person. And that's what you get here with Therese. Now, there are qualities about her letters that I'll just mention one now. As I read through them over a number of months, it dawned on me after a while, all of these letters are other -centered. Just, it's remarkable. This is not a woman who is writing because she needs to write for her own sake. But you look at all of these letters, commemorations of family members' birthdays, encouragement to her father after she's left home, and she knows he's suffering her loss, and her sister, Celine, who is caring for her father and his illness. It's remarkable that we think of her as the one who practiced love, a very loving person, which she certainly is. If you want to get a concrete feel for that, of course, after the story of the soul, you can just read these letters. You know, most of us, when we write emails or letters, there'll be something that's a bit self -centered. I don't want to criticize that too much. Our friends, family members do want to know. But we may have some complaints here or there or be unhappy about something here or there, be angry about something here or there. In Therese, the one thing that you see is love. And after you go through this, after a while, a vision arises of, if this woman who is writing this way so consistently in every relationship that you see portrayed in the letters, lived this way within her community, her presence must have been a very beautiful thing. If she lived, there's no question that she did, but what you see when she spontaneously expresses what's in her heart in the letters, if that's what was in her heart as she actually interacted with the people with whom she shared life day by day, for us, we can think of our families or workplaces or parishes, then you get the image of what love can really mean in very ordinary, humble, concrete ways, as we'll see.

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Defining the 7 Pillars of Abundance With Author Rebecca Whitman

Postcards to the Universe with Melisa

04:01 min | Last week

Defining the 7 Pillars of Abundance With Author Rebecca Whitman

"Let's talk about the seven pillars of abundance. So what are they? And can you share a little bit about each one? Because I think these are the main areas in all of our lives where we want to have joy and abundance. Everybody kind of wants to be happy and abundant in all these areas. So what are they? Of course, I would love to. So they are in order of importance in my opinion. So the first one is spirituality. I believe people get to tap into a power greater than themselves, whatever they call that, to have faith in, to guide them, to trust. And that's exactly the work that you're doing. Part of it is trusting that there is a benevolent force in the universe that when you send these postcards out, magic happens. So how to get in touch with that is to have a morning practice. I'm a huge believer in journaling. And actually, as a gift to your audience, I'm going to gift them with my abundance journal prompts that have just completely changed my life in every way. I went from just being very negative and atheist, even addicted to certain substances, to just having a beautiful spiritual relationship with a power greater than myself, who I choose to call God. So the second area is fitness. I do believe that health is wealth. And if you have your health, you have every opportunity in the world. And if you don't have your health, then your whole life is about getting healthy again. So fitness is a very important pillar of abundance. The third pillar is emotion. And I believe just like the Course in Miracle teaches that all emotions come from fear or So fear, doubt, worry, skepticism, jealousy, resentment, bitterness, that's all fear -based and bliss, ecstasy, happiness, love, joy, contentment, appreciation, gratitude, that's all from love. So the key is how do we go from fear to love? And one way is like your wonderful workshop on Thursday night, your gratitude practice. Another way is through the power of affirmation. The next pillar of abundance is romance. And your romance affects all the other areas, especially your finance. And I really encourage people to be in a relationship that serves their highest good. There is no such thing as a neutral partner. They're either lifting you up and supporting you, or they're bringing you down and they're draining you. The next area is mental. And that's what we're doing right now, listening to this amazing radio show. There's so many ways to grow your mind. We're in the golden era of mindset work, classes. There's so many different resources from podcasts to YouTube, to Audible, to online classes, in -person classes. So everyone who's listening to this show is definitely growing their mental capacity. The next area is social. Community creates immunity, and your vibe attracts your tribe. And being in social circles with people who have the results you want is so instrumental to you getting those same results. And finally, the seventh pillar is financial. And everybody thinks financial should come first. So like, I'll make a lot of money, I'll hire a personal trainer, get in great shape, attract my soul mate, we'll go on spiritual retreats and socialize with other couples and get happy. But in my experience, financial is the last thing. It's when I'm healthy and in love and have great friends and I'm feeling spiritually connected. That is when I manifest the most financial abundance. And yeah, that's a quick overview of the seven pillars of abundance.

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A highlight from Europe's Anti-Bitcoin Bill Reveals Plan to Stop Adoption | EP 829

Simply Bitcoin

29:38 min | Last week

A highlight from Europe's Anti-Bitcoin Bill Reveals Plan to Stop Adoption | EP 829

"It's all going to zero against bitcoin it's going up for ever more you're against bitcoin you're against freedom yo welcome to simp with bitcoin live we're the number one source for the peaceful bitcoin revolution we will be your guide through the separation of money and state speaking of the separation of money and state interesting news coming out of Europe kind of not as bad as the proposed bill by Elizabeth Warren that we covered on one of simply bitcoins simply bitcoin lives episode this week but it's something very similar right this idea that every single transaction needs to be KY seed right and then I think that will inevitably lead to the any host unhosted wallet needs to be KY seed all right the the wording specifically in the Elizabeth Warren bill included any minor any validator any software wallet so you know it's just of course the powers that be that tremendously benefit from having a monopoly on the creation of money having controls on money of course to benefit themselves of course they're not going to be okay with this and this was the theory that was originally you know put out back in the 90s in the book the sovereign individual I'm going to read you guys a passage from that book because I think it correctly predicted exactly the reactions from governments I don't think governments have been able to they're not used to this environment where they have competition and most importantly not only do they have competition but they can't shut down the competition right because we remember we saw Facebook try to launch their own you know digital currency and they got shut down real quick the thing with Bitcoin right and Bitcoin only right because aetherium is inherently centralized meaning it will inevitably be co -opted so they have no choice but to ally with the state and they were in order to survive but with Bitcoin can't be stopped and because it can't be stopped it creates a forcing function in the long term as more and more individuals choose to opt out of inflationary money into deflationary money so yes of course times are changing but it's not only on the money front right we're not only living through the disintermediation of money but we're also living through the disintermediation of information and yesterday was a historic day I've never seen this in my life the UK Parliament sent Russell Brand an extremely popular independent content creator a letter to rumble we love rumble by the way we're on there subscribe to us on there and shout out to our rumble audience as well it's been growing by the day so we appreciate you all they sent a letter to rumble asking rumble to demonetize Russell Brand like YouTube did so we have governments that are directly asking platforms to demonetize content creators of which they don't did they don't agree with that is absolutely absurd and these are the same governments that want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies if they had central bank digital currencies in place they wouldn't even have to ask the platforms they could just flick the switch themselves so when we say Bitcoin or slavery or how beauty on said it and I'm starting to lean this way to Bitcoin or death we are not exaggerating and you have to choose what world do you want to live in in the future and most importantly what world do you want the future generations your children your children's children to live in so it's gonna be a great episode I'm really looking forward to it you have to stay on top of what's going on anyways we also we also have a very special treat for you guys we have the head of customer experience from foundation devices the maker of the passport hardware wallet and he's gonna do a live demo for us during the culture cement segment so I'm really really pumped about that let me bring up let me bring him up on stage Bitcoin Q &A you're quite well known on Bitcoin Twitter as well how you doing buddy yeah doing very well thank you very much for having me I'm psyched to shoot the shit with you guys this evening well even in my time but yeah certainly some interesting goings on especially around the Russell brand thing so I'm sure we'll be able to share some insights on that one but not a good look yeah I completely agree man it's it's some some interesting times we are living through people some people call it the fourth turning I don't know man but the phrase that sticks with me the most is weak men create hard times hard times create strong men strong strong men create good times we're definitely going through this era and then I think it was actually Vladimir Lenin that said the very very famous quote right where there are decades that nothing happened and then there are weeks that decades happen I think we're definitely living through this moment of time anyways no more delay let's bring up my legendary co -host not optimistic today no smile oh there's this smile sorry I was caught reading the channels optimistic fields how you doing bro well I am doing wonderful and I'm actually really excited for this culture segment today guys I got a sneak peek of the demo that we're going to see and I think there's gonna be awesome this might be a simply Bitcoin first for the live show but to the news stories and stuff it really just goes to show that if you speak the truth you are the enemy of the state and I think more and more and more people are waking up to this because they either continue to de -platform you from your banks or de -platform you from social media for saying what they don't want to be said you know for saying the quiet part out loud and you know this is why we do our show in a very particular way so that we can survive on YouTube but man it really just goes to show that the powers that be are completely terrified of people talking about the truth hence why you guys need to talk about it more and continue to spread that signal but it just goes to show that this is the the last I don't know the last gasp of the great Leviathan you know what's them saying like darker before the dawn like this is their last grasping at straws to control the truth and and I mean I've been saying for a while I think the monopoly on truth is slowly and dwindling they're going to try to make examples of this so you know just be prepared we know what's coming so protect yourselves protect your family and continue to spread the Bitcoin truth the Bitcoin signal actually just truth with a capital T I suppose anyways Niko let's let's get into this one let's get into this one let's get into the show man I'm really really excited alright guys let's get to the numbers we have a lot to talk about today and I'm super is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase really secure stamp seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper don't store your generational wealth on paper papers prone to water 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website at the time of recording the Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand five hundred and seventy sats per dollar three thousand seven hundred sixty four block height eight hundred eight thousand seven hundred twenty nine blocks to having thirty one thousand two hundred seventy one having estimate April 21st 2024 total lightning network capacity four thousand eight hundred fifty five Bitcoin capacity value one hundred twenty nine million US dollars realized monetary inflation one point seven five percent the market capitalization of Bitcoin currently sitting at five hundred and seventeen billion dollars Bitcoin versus gold market cap four point zero one percent in the grand scheme of things Bitcoin is still a baby if Bitcoin reaches not if when Bitcoin reaches the gold market cap that is five hundred thousand dollars per coin and I think that's just getting started anyways we played you guys a video yesterday of a member of the United Nations talking about how we are in an information war we played you guys the video and she was basically recommending that that that they no longer have people to call on on Twitter to censor information she was also saying how there's an army of people that are propagating United Nations approved information well you know she's she's talking about as if the information that's coming out of the United Nations is a matter of fact right she's talking about the problem of disinformation disinformation well my question to you guys is who gets to decide what is disinformation and what is information right well we advocate for on simply Bitcoin is individuals not central planners not governments using their own critical thinking abilities right to dictate okay this is a good idea this is a bad idea right this is how the American this how the American Constitution it's literally written like that that there's a reason that the First Amendment is the way it is right the government or Congress should make no law you know basically censoring or stopping the freedom of the speech of people right and they made it that way for a reason because if there is a central authority if there's a government that gets to dictate what information is true what information is not true history has shown that they'll use that power to protect their own political mode right so thank God for the internet thank God for technologies like Bitcoin thank God for technologies like Noster for example they can't do this anymore and because they're not able to do that they're freaking out number one and number two and number two it becomes a forcing function over a long period of time but that doesn't stop them from trying here is the former New Zealand Prime Minister at the United Nations saying that that words are weapons of war right weapons of war if so if you say something against the government that all of a sudden becomes a weapon of war and again this has escalated it is escalated to the point where the UK Parliament has asked rumble to demonetize Russell Brand who's a very popular content creator who goes against the legacy corporate media's narratives right and it kind of embarrasses them so what are they doing they're attacking his money they're saying rumble okay they can't they've tried to deplatform people before they've gotten a lot of pushback so what they do instead is that they attack his pocketbook obviously YouTube complied they demonetize Russell Brand's content but rumble said no we're not doing that so love that of rumble we're on rumble we support rumble that's awesome but another thing that I want to say is that the allegations against rubble Russell Brand are just that they are allegations they have not been proven so something that has not been proven is a justification to shut off someone's living that is insane anyways let's check out this letter and this is a letter by part by the UK Parliament the specifically the cultural culture media and sport committee to the CEO of rumble Chris Palavoski who says dear Chris I'm writing concerning the serious allegations regarding Russell Brand in the context of of his being a content provider on rumble for more than 1 .4 million followers the cultural the culture media and sports committee is raising questions with the broadcasters and production companies who previously employed mr. brand to examine both the culture of the industry in the past and whether that culture still prevails today however we are also looking at his use of social media including on rumble where he issued his preemptive response to the accusations made against him by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 his dispatches while we recognize that rumble is not the creator of the content published published by mr. brand we are concerned that he may be able to profit from his content on the platform did you hear what they said the government is concerned that Russell Brand might be able to profit from his content because there was some allegations made against him conveniently a lot of Russell Brand's content is criticisms of the government so I mean big coincidence I guess you would you could say we would be grateful if you could confirm whether mr. brand is able to monetize his content including his videos relating to the serious accusations against him is so we would like to know whether rumble intends to join ryu tube in suspending mr. brand's ability to earn money on the platform we would also like to know what rumble is doing to ensure that creators are not able to use the platform to undermine to undermine the welfare of victims of inappropriate and potential potentially illegal behavior so they asked rumble to demonetize a content creator an independent content creator that's the key word when we had Parker Lewis on the show and I was talking about the legacy corporate media he didn't say no Nico it's not the legacy corporate media it's the legacy government media so anyways why is this happening I think Jeff Booth said this perfectly we read this to you guys the other day and this all boils down to the money this is why we say as Bitcoiners fix the money fix the world here's Jeff Booth he says because broken money Elon Musk said how did most of the legacy media go from superheroes of free speech to supervillains of speech suppression and Jeff Booth says because broken money ensures the centralization of power by stealing the productivity through inflation that should flow to society in the form of lower prices then those enriched by that theft and subsequent power must control the messaging to keep it but it all it wasn't only Jeff Booth that said this here's an article from our friends over at Bitcoin magazine of nine Bukele the president of the country shining on the hill the Savior El Salvador the first country that made Bitcoin legal tender the beachhead for the Bitcoin movement around the world he goes on to say the most vocal detractors the ones who are afraid and pressuring us to reverse our decision are the world's most powerful elites and the people who work or benefit from them they used to own everything and in a way they still do the media the banks the NGOs international organizations and almost all the governments and corporations in the world and with that of course they own the armies the loans the money supply the credit ratings the narrative the propaganda the factories of food supply they control international trade and international law but their most powerful weapon is their control of the truth and they're willing to fight lie smear destroy confiscate print and do whatever it takes to maintain and increase their control over the truth and everything and everyone I think come from Nico or simply Bitcoin that came from the president of El Salvador name Bukele so what is happening here two things are happening here thing number one the internet has empowered individuals and those individuals can now use the internet to uh to grow these massive platforms themselves and because they're individuals they're a lot harder to co -opt and at the same time we are witnessing the distance remediation of money that internet has allowed Bitcoin and Bitcoin has empowered individuals to choose their own money too so government states NGOs international institutions right that have had this privilege of having not only having the monopoly in the control over money but also the monopoly in the control over information it's quickly diminishing in front of their eyes and of course that system is fighting back they can't take that they've been used to operating in a system where they've been able to control the narrative they've been able to control the truth and that is slipping through their fingers and they don't know what to do and that's why they're short -circuiting the way they are that's why we've gotten to a point where the UK Parliament is literally asking a platform to D monetize an independent content creator not to mention all the stuff that was revealed during the Twitter files where it was exposed that the US government even though that is explicitly against the US Constitution the government should not be censoring speech was asking Twitter to D platform D boost and censor certain speech and these are the same governments that also want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies and they expect you to believe that they're not going to use central bank digital currencies as a weapon as a forcing function in order to control your actions as a individual and this was all predicted I might add in the book the sovereign individual which we'll get to during the new segment but this is some crazy times now what can you do to protect yourself in this particular situation do your own research pick what information sources you choose you you want to choose I love Twitter because it's like a news aggregator and the the news that you know pops up pops up Noster is a great platform rumbles a great platform YouTube is is good to do your own research don't rely on a single information source and then most importantly the most empowering thing you could do is to opt out of state money opt into Bitcoin I think that's the most powerful thing you could do look the most important the most important vote you can make that voting for a Democrat or Republican it's not to say that it's not important to vote but the most powerful vote that you can do that will actually change things is voting with your wallet opt out and the way that you do that is you buy Bitcoin earn Bitcoin mine Bitcoin and take that said Bitcoin into self custody the moment you do that you're part of the peaceful Bitcoin revolution whether you are aware of it or not and that is how we win if enough people take self custody we win and there's nothing they could do about it speaking of self custody we have the head of customer experience with us today Bitcoin QA and you guys make it super fucking easy to take self custody with the hardware wallet that you guys make and not to mention the awesome application that you guys make so Bitcoin QA what's your take on this whole Russell brand stuff I can't believe we've reached this point if I would have been told this five five six years ago I would have said that's impossible there's no way that's that that's so ridiculous what's your take on all this yeah before I enter you I've just got to say that was one hell of a fucking monologue I take my half to you that was fantastic yeah kudos and yeah the whole Russell brand thing man just completely shocking another example yet another example of government overreach Russell brands been a thorn in the side of the UK government if you can't tell by the action by the way to anybody's listening that I'm from the UK and he's been a thorn in their side for years and he's a very well educated man he's very well spoken and he has drawn a lot of following by speaking out against money printing against government policy he was rabid about the whole covert thing pharmaceuticals getting rich because of you know yeah you know all of the corruption that went on over those couple of years and I see this recent letter as that them seeing the opportunity as they're into trying you know get one back on him you've touched on earlier that the fact that all of these are just allegations at the moment and the fact that they're going around trying to take money off him from you know he's not been convicted of anything at all that's not see won't be but right now they're just allegations and they're trying to take his money off him it's just completely shocking and they're just trying to lash out because he's been a pain in their ass royally for years so yeah I mean they're just they're just overreaching and leveraging their powers wherever they can just to kind of deep platform and then hurt his wallet as well unfortunately yeah 100 % they attack his money they attack and again like they attack his money and they're also like hey guys these CBDCs like we'll respect your privacy you could trust us what are you talking about anyways Opti what's your take well I actually I kind of want to ask Q &A question because there is some talk about this in the chat what's your thoughts on Russell Brand being like controlled demolition Q &A whoo how do you mean like basically that this is like an orchestrated attack you know once everyone's talking about this maybe Russell Brand isn't necessarily as much of a truth speaker as people are making him out to be like does he actually believe what he's saying or is this just kind of one of those things where you know you create a figure and then you kind of tear him down to discredit the whole movement in general the whole truth movement yeah possibly I think I think most of what he says is genuine he before he started doing all of the YouTube stuff like he was he was a you know some form of a celebrity he had a big following and could have monetized himself as a product in many many other ways by coming out and being as outspoken as he has against the the prickly topics of like money printing and you know COVID etc he must have known you know he's smart enough to know that would have been incredibly divisive to people that followed him so I lean towards the fact that he's genuine and the fact that they're probably gonna try and use him as a scapegoat to warn ward off other people that kind of speak out against any government policy etc etc yeah I'd agree I mean like especially considering what his status was it's hard to follow the incentives and be like yeah he's got a lot to gain from this when in reality he's on the verge of losing everything so I'd agree with you and then just kind of going back to the beginning of this rant and and people are saying epic daily Nico Jones rant today so good job Nico I like when Nico gets get animated remember growing up guys when I grew up I had a saying and I'm sure your mother told it to you as well and we all probably said it in kindergarten you know sticks and stones but words may never hurt me and now we grow up in a world where words are violence like what is going on guys and that's a convenient it's a convenient way I know Nico I was getting there I'm asking rhetorical questions on the show now okay I'm learning some Nico Jones tactics but as we know guys as we know guys you know if you can stop words from being said then you can stop thought and if you can stop thought then you can ultimately stop behavior and this is where they're going they want to ensure that you guys sell censors so that you guys don't lose everything and this is where we are guys that they are absolutely afraid of people speaking the truth they're absolutely afraid of the average person waking up and exposing all of their lives because that's all they have they have lies and favors and they have the monopoly on truth as we think now is more important than ever to speak your minds to make sure you're having these conversations to as the saying goes you know speak truth to power and all that good stuff because there's been a constant theme throughout 2023 or actually rather since 2020 basically is that if your voice is too big and you talk against the establishment then the powers that be will do anything they can to put you back in line and whether that means you know breaking your reputation taking all your money dragging you through the court of public opinion we know what their tactics are and if you're following along closely then you know what the playbook is and it's almost like they're doing the same thing over and over and over again but I think the silver lining of this is that it seems like their playbook isn't working as well as it used to which in some sense should be absolutely terrifying because then they're going to go to even more extremes and you know I'm not gonna say what everyone's thinking but it's gonna get crazy guys and so I think it's just becoming very very clear that as an individual just even a normal person that doesn't have a platform like you want to do whatever you can in your power to protect yourself and hence why we always say that it always boils down to the money guys so protect your money protect your livelihood by taking your Bitcoin into self -custody by saving in Bitcoin and because remember guys this is always about theft they want to take your wealth and put you back in your place and then distribute it and make everyone feel good and we're seeing this happen in real time and it isn't lost on me that this is done via a letter you know it's just like hey how nefarious can a letter be but if you're reading in between the lines then you know how nefarious this letter actually is and that this is a coordinated attack on someone that's talking against the establishment and if people like Russell Brand you know say what you want about him but if people like him can't speak about the truth and they also get run through the grinder like imagine what would happen to an average individual like there's no hope for us if people of that stature can't talk about what's actually going on in the world and hence why it's so important to continue to double down on independent content creation spreading the truth talking about all this stuff because this is all we have we have the truth on our side and as the saying goes you know the truth will set us free so just just don't be afraid you know be brave but also be smart out there and the best thing you can do is just protect yourself and protect your money protect your family and I think as more people do this then the world will slowly but surely start to fix itself anyways you know amen we'll see what happens amen preach brother all right everybody let's get to the news we got a lot to talk about today let's check it out no no no no no no before we do that before we do that I have to give a shout out to our awesome sponsor Bitcoin 2024 it's gonna be the largest Bitcoin conference on planet earth 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A highlight from The Chopping Block: Will Warren of 0x on Its Settlement With the CFTC - Ep. 546

Unchained

06:01 min | Last week

A highlight from The Chopping Block: Will Warren of 0x on Its Settlement With the CFTC - Ep. 546

"I think basically been no agency that has offered really complete clarity about how crypto ought to be regulated. And it's not as though this is an impossible task. If you look around the world at other first world countries that have robust regulatory regimes, there's a lot of clarity in different places, which shows that it can be done. Not a dividend, it's a tale of two quants. Now, your losses are on someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I'm in the trading firms who are very involved. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello everybody, welcome to The Chopping Block. Every couple of weeks, we get together and give the industry insiders perspective on the crypto topics of the day. This week, we're running a little bit short. I think it's actually, because it's conference season, people are getting sick. You might be able to hear, my voice is a little bit sickly right now. So we've got a skeleton crew today, but we've got a very interesting guest that's gonna keep things very lively. So quick intro is first we've got Tom, the DeFi Maven and Master of Memes. Joining us, special guests, we have Will Warren, Lord of Liquidity at 0x Labs. And you've got myself, I'm a see the head hype man at Dragonfly. So we are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. So Will, it's great to have you on the show. For those of you who don't know, Tom and Will actually have, there's a lot of backstory here in the relationship between Matcha, the 0x settlement that we're gonna be talking about today. And Tom, Tom, do you want to go into that a little bit? What the origin story is here? I feel like that sounded somewhat nefarious or something like that. I know there's a whole backstory. It might be. I was an early employee at 0x and I was a product lead there for two years, worked on two different versions of the protocol and worked on the aggregator product, which turned into 0x API and later Matcha. So Will and I have known each other for a while. We are actually just catching up about some of the 0x mafia and the other 0x employees who are now doing cool stuff in crypto. So I'm excited to have him on today. So actually, Will, why don't you quickly explain what is 0x for those people who are sort of coming in, who only really know NFTs or whatever it is, who are not from the 2017 era. Explain to us what is 0x. Yeah, absolutely. So 0x is a protocol for exchanging ERC -20 tokens in a peer -to -peer way. It was one of the kind of first systems designed on top of Ethereum where there was kind of an off -chain component and an on -chain component. 0x protocol specifically specifies in order format or swapping one ERC -20 token for another and all of the kind of parameters associated with that trade. And this order can then be ingested within a Spark contract on the Ethereum blockchain to settle a trade atomically between two parties. Got it. And tell us as well about Matcha and how that fits into the suite of products under 0x. Yeah, absolutely. So a lot has changed over the years. So yeah, we've been around for seven years at this point. My co -founder Amir and I started working on 0x back in late 2016. And in the early years, and this was a really exciting time, this was when Tom was leading product, we were really focused on building a protocol. So an open protocol that anyone can build on top of, anyone can create their own ERC -20 token marketplace on top of the protocol, build like a front -end user experience on top of it. And over the years, we got closer and closer to end users and building the things that they need. And we started shifting our focus from building this unopinionated piece of public infrastructure for swapping tokens to also building a hosted service on top of it called 0xSwapAPI. And the swap API is basically giving developers exactly what they wanted and needed. They wanted to focus on building their consumer product. They wanted a simple way to support swapping between different assets within that product. And they didn't want to have to deal with smart contracts and all the complexity that comes with it. So our swap API is just a way to very easily kind of plug in an API that kind of looks and behaves similar to others they've worked with in the past, developers have worked with in the past, and it aggregates liquidity across a hundred different decentralized exchanges, most of them probably familiar with. And ultimately, as we kind of worked our way up the stack and got closer and closer to the end user, we started building Matcha, which is a consumer product and a front -end interface at matcha .xyz. And this is essentially a front -end that sits on top of our APIs. And you can think of it as like a search engine for tokens and liquidity. So it's a DEX aggregator. I think people who are familiar with one inch or I guess Uniswap X soon to be also a DEX aggregator of some kind. It's funny, actually, when I first got into crypto and when I first came into space full time in 2017, the first meetup I ever went to was an SF meetup. I think it was like off meetup .com, but it was like, literally, I just like Googled crypto meetups in San Francisco. It was a presentation by 0x. And I remember there was this big, I think it was you, and there was a slide deck that was like, everything is gonna be tokenized. And in the future, there's gonna be a billion tokens and a laundromat's gonna have a token and this country's gonna have a token. And I was like, wow, we're fucking going places. This industry is amazing. And it was a very different time, obviously. There was a degree of bullishness that has waxed and waned over time with respect to the tokenization story.

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"era " Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

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"era " Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Era. Summers also said that he expects bigger government budget deficits to come into focus for investors over time. Chinese officials have asked some investment funds to avoid being net sellers of equities. Bloomberg's Joanne Wong has more from Hong We hear these funds have been told to refrain from selling more onshore shares than they purchased. The Shanghai Stock Binge denied, making such instructions. These latest stipulations come as a crisis brews in the shadow banking industry. Company. Rare protests were seen in Beijing after Zhongrong International Trust missed payments on dozens of products. Bloomberg's Joanne Wong. In the meantime a debt crisis in the Chinese property market is escalating. Bloomberg Bloomberg data show about 60 % or $116 billion of outstanding Chinese offshore real estate bonds are labeled as distressed. Dollar bonds extended their slump over the past week and a measure of liquidity indicates more pain is in store for poorly capitalized private developers. In corporate news Tencent shares are trading down about 1 % in Hong Kong. That's after the company missed estimates on revenue in the second quarter. More from Bloomberg's Bonnie Owl. Tencent reported a less than expected 11 percent rise in revenue. That's in contrast to other tech giants Alibaba and JD .com that beat estimates. The lackluster result is a sign of an uneven recovery for China's tech sector. Tencent's net income also came in lower than estimated. It's partly due to a huge fine imposed by regulators that was tied to a government crackdown. On the positive note online advertising surged 34%. The fastest in almost five years. Bloomberg's Bonnie Owl. Let's check markets. the The Hengxing index is trading down about 1 .3 percent just above 18 ,000 and very close to being in a bear market. The CSI 300 is trading down three tenths of 1%. Nikkei The is down nine tenths of 1%. Dalian 146 42. Global news brought to you by 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. In Hong I'm Wes Kosova. Today on The Big Take, what Donald Trump is up against in Georgia. On Monday night Fulton County District Attorney Fawnee Willis indicted Donald Trump and 18 others for their efforts to overturn Trump's 2020 election in Georgia. The indictment alleges that rather than abide by Georgia's legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia's presidential election result. It's the fourth time Trump has been criminally charged since he left office, but Bloomberg's Zoe Tillman and Eric Larson report that the sweeping racketeering charges in Georgia oppose legal perils for Trump that are different from the other cases brought against him in New York, Florida and Washington DC, and they carry potentially harsher penalties he's convicted. Eric, Zoe, good to see you again. Thanks for having us. to Good see you, Eric. So we have our fourth indictment. It was widely expected. And you write, though, that unlike the other three, this one is different. Why is this case in Georgia different than the others? Well, there's a couple of reasons why this case is so different. I'd say that the biggest one is such a big case. It's against Trump and 18 alleged co -conspirators, including some of his top former officials and aides, like his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, one of his lawyers, Giuliani. Rudy So it's a vast case that is also a racketeering case. So it's essentially facing an organized crime. So it's a complex set of charges that the DA says is all combined and taken together were part of a big criminal conspiracy. So that's takeaway the biggest from how big this case is. And we'll really get into why this being a racketeering case, a RICO case, is so significant in a bit. But Zoe, there's some other things that also make this case different from the others. That's right. You know, at a really bird's eye view level of major differences, this is a state case. It's not a federal case. And there are certain implications that come with that. One being that if he's convicted of state crimes and up ends winning the White House in 2024, he can't pardon himself, or at least there is debate over whether he could pardon himself for federal crimes, but it would not be even on the table for state crimes. And now there are two criminal indictments in state courts in New York and in Georgia. It's both more focused than some of the other cases. It really is centered on what happened in Georgia, which, you know, of the seven battleground states became, I think, even more so of a focus for the Trump campaign after the 2020 election. It does also reference other battleground states, which is part of makes what it so sweeping and broad. But unlike the federal case, it doesn't really purport to be sort of a national indictment. So, you know, I think at a top -line level, those are also two major differences. Eric, this being a state case is also important, you're right, because it comes with penalties built in. Yeah, a lot of these charges in Georgia have required penalties. I believe that the RICO case carries a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20. Of course, like in a lot of sentencings after a conviction, it doesn't always end up being as close to the maximum, but still can be significant penalties. And as Zoe said, there's no chance of him being able to pardon himself. So if he is convicted and sentenced, he really does have to serve time behind bars based on what he's being accused of here. It's also worth noting that while he wouldn't be able to pardon himself or another Republican president wouldn't be able to pardon him, it's It's also true that in Georgia, the governor can't automatically pardon Trump. I'd say Governor Brian Kemp isn't necessarily a big fan of Trump.

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Unreserved

05:46 min | 4 months ago

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"Messages that I've heard loud and clear from many of the elders and the people in the community who are really trying to push this connection to our culture always talk about you have to know where you are. You have to know where your people have been before you can move it to the future. And so for me, it really came home and going all the way back into doing the sort of archeology side of really understanding that past. And it also really helps me as I grappled with the education system in the 70s and in the 80s, where it was like, oh, indigenous people were primitive, their technology was primitive, and then but I'm learning how to make stone tools. It's like, this ain't super easy, like, you know, you try and make these things. And so you start getting a better appreciation of indigenous knowledge, indigenous science, the fact that they were engineers and when I first started in archeology, I mean, I was not many people that I ran into within the community were saying I was a traitor. And that this is something that is done to us and not by us. And I've been really blessed in my career, like when I started, I was not the first indigenous archeologist there were others out there and they sort of mentored me and were there helping me along and they said, oh yeah, we hear this all the time. And over the course of my career, I've now seen where indigenous communities are entirely embracing this ancient past and that this is their history and it's a wonderful place to be in because I really see this sort of ownership of the past as part of our nation building if you look at Canada where they were putting the money into doing archeology in the 60s and 70s, most of it was European colonial sites.

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ESPN FC

02:38 min | 6 months ago

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"Today, Louise? Well, actually, I was there, yeah, I played. I'm going to say that I played. Sorry, peeing on the pitch. Being on the beach with David. No, it's always a pleasure. It's always up to you. I think that these kind of Guinea are great for us and be back to Anfield. They atmosphere, always for a great cause for the legal full foundation they have a lot of people. And catch up with them, let you know Stephen you're. We've got the Kennedy to go skirted one right to also for the game, RIE, I'm also so happy all the guys. I think it's just fantastic and Stevie, you know, it's always special. He played for the 90 minutes and he still seen sneaking raw and secant mass ball in today's score a goal from the penalty spot so it was fantastic with the skipper. And maca was there as well, no way he lasted 9 minutes. He'd be in the bar after an hour, I reckon. I have to tell you that I was surprised at that 20 minutes. He said, listen. The full time whistle. That's true. That is one. What do you think Stevie over for one of them? Why do you want to do this Stevie? Have a GoPro when he's here. It'll go like this. I've noticed that Ali is saying comb instead of cologne. Calling buying against Dortmund to classica and talking about a vacation in Freiburg along the, that is very excited. Okay, first of all, that's it. By the show, vine stress. What? Who are you? What have you had done with Thanos Venezuela? Diversifying the profile. The portfolio of Germany in the summer, on holiday. Well, yeah. I actually am going to Germany, France, and Switzerland. Oh, which you more excited about going to Germany or France. Oh. I'm more excited to go to I like it because it's going to be on the western side of Germany, eastern side of France. I'm going to be right there. On the Alsace region. Oh. Yes. What can you tell us about the abstract reason? We don't have the answer. We don't have the answer. What does he prefer to go to in Germany or to France? We'll see once I go on the trip. I'm going to go to Strasbourg I've been told that transfer is really nice. Colmar, I'm going to be there as well. What is wrong with you? Oh my gosh. You have places. See?

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Today, Explained

02:12 min | 7 months ago

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"Rouge's departure for this company? You never know, but it's hard to imagine that Neil Mohan is going to run the business in a significantly different way than Susan wojcicki did. But, you know, she's one of the very few women in leadership in Silicon Valley. And I think the significance of leaving in that context, if you look, is that there are so few women in positions of power in tech. That when Susan wojcicki leaves, their ranks get significantly smaller. If you have a club, there's only three or four people in it, one leaves that club was a lot smaller. We've dealt with this all the time when we have conferences over at recode and all things digital. You can get Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook to show up. Do not lean back, lean in. Can you get Susan wojcicki? The show up from YouTube. And there weren't a lot of other women you could get on stage significant equivalent positions of power and have both those women no longer work at those companies. Is there something broader happening in the tech industry? I mean, you name two women there. Is there a larger trend where

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History That Doesn't Suck

05:22 min | 10 months ago

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"But yeah, it's a little crazy to think about how much stuff can change in just such a short amount of time. So not to be labor these points. A fun little anecdote from the Henry Ford episode that we truncated. Yeah. And so much because, again, Henry Ford, again, I actually thought initially, okay, we're gonna get through this material. I meant to get to World War I like two years ago. So Wright brothers Henry Ford won episode. Once again, that was two separate episodes. And it was the right move. It was. Yeah, I think that I think it also sets up a little bit right. We talk about the labor stuff that he kind of helps change the way that labor works. Henry Ford. Yeah. Henry Ford does. Because you're not, you're focused on just this now, this one little aspect of the big machine. Which makes things more efficient. It seems a little bit like for me I don't think about it. I was like, that seems a little counterintuitive. But as I think about it more, it makes more sense. Yeah. Mass production. Yeah, mass production. And all of that, making it so that, you know, he changes things to a 40 hour work week for his employees instead of 6 days a week, ten hours a day, kind of stuff. Yeah, and that also kind of like back into progressive era as well in terms of the reforms that are being looked for. Again, we will end up coming back. That episode laid some serious groundwork that changes that we're going to see. And less enjoyable, also laid the groundwork for the anti semitism and the rise of the KKK that a lot of those very unpleasant, not so pretty. In the episode and we'll of course come in far more robustly when we get to that point in the podcast.

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History That Doesn't Suck

05:51 min | 10 months ago

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"Fun story on that. I watched the village in a history course in my college education. I'm really glad I didn't have to do that. Yeah. And this was the framing, the professor was pointing out that I had never seen it. In fact, I must have been a new movie. I don't remember being familiar with it. I don't remember when it came out either. But I don't remember anyone else in the class be like, oh, that old movie. At any rate. So we watched the film. And of course, I won't give it away for anybody that has a chance to see this rather than no spoilers here. But we get to the end and suddenly, oh, the perspective is shifted, right? And there's that wow moment. The point where that came back into class discussion was and so let's talk about history. Here's your perspective. Here's what you understand. These are the sources you have access to. What happens when you get the source that suddenly flips it all? Right? Yeah. And pointing out how this is how we get to introduce a funky word. I think I've used it before in an epilogue but historiography, the history of a history. So a new sources are found or new angles come forward or understanding how people in a certain era even viewed their world and why it seems ridiculous and insane to us, but that's because we are looking at. Yeah, we have all this additional information. And they are like the villagers. Anyhow, okay. I'll stop myself there. Back to back to Lovecraft. Just yeah, I mean, I feel really bad for the guy though. Like with his sleep paralysis, his everybody in his life dies or goes insane. And he dies really young. And that's where like half of his stories, it's no surprise that the storyline is basically crap is so scary. You will never even understand the crazy. Yeah. You can not grasp

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History That Doesn't Suck

05:51 min | 10 months ago

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"Fun story on that. I watched the village in a history course in my college education. I'm really glad I didn't have to do that. Yeah. And this was the framing, the professor was pointing out that I had never seen it. In fact, I must have been a new movie. I don't remember being familiar with it. I don't remember when it came out either. But I don't remember anyone else in the class be like, oh, that old movie. At any rate. So we watched the film. And of course, I won't give it away for anybody that has a chance to see this rather than no spoilers here. But we get to the end and suddenly, oh, the perspective is shifted, right? And there's that wow moment. The point where that came back into class discussion was and so let's talk about history. Here's your perspective. Here's what you understand. These are the sources you have access to. What happens when you get the source that suddenly flips it all? Right? Yeah. And pointing out how this is how we get to introduce a funky word. I think I've used it before in an epilogue but historiography, the history of a history. So a new sources are found or new angles come forward or understanding how people in a certain era even viewed their world and why it seems ridiculous and insane to us, but that's because we are looking at. Yeah, we have all this additional information. And they are like the villagers. Anyhow, okay. I'll stop myself there. Back to back to Lovecraft. Just yeah, I mean, I feel really bad for the guy though. Like with his sleep paralysis, his everybody in his life dies or goes insane. And he dies really young. And that's where like half of his stories, it's no surprise that the storyline is basically crap is so scary. You will never even understand the crazy. Yeah. You can not grasp

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The Dystopian Republic

03:48 min | 2 years ago

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The Dystopian Republic

05:29 min | 2 years ago

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"Ball trick looked intently into a portrait of burr Croix junior 1913 to 1917 while Marcos Mauricio and catalpa respectively did the same two walpole Castillo 1917 to 1920 Hamilton Rosario senior 1920 to 1925 and Kira hasso 1925 to 1934, both presidents were known as the four horsemen who brought poor media out of its isolationism and onto the world stage. The four saw a bit of themselves in their ancestors nationalists who did what had to be done to make the nation the best. It could be in the world resorting to any measure necessary to get every single thing they asked for. Who burr walpole Hamilton and Kira were and what they did secured their places in the yellow crosses history. Before carefully removed their portraits from the wall just in time for the troops to raid the hall throwing, stomping, tearing and trashing all the others, all the studying they did on their ancestors awoke them to the sentiment that gregorio was going to bring the gray hay, Castillo or Rosario and hoso names back to their former glories. Speaking of whom he looked over the quick rundown of the labor policy, Linden, mendi sabal, Alexis, saviola, the third and gabino palacios junior crafted as per his request known as the three amigos Lyndon Alexis and gabino were liberal legislators who defected to the yellow cross on the promise that their collectivist program be realized. On the surface, the free men were of a kind gregorio hated with all his heart, the reputations, as socialist, hardliners, long, proceeded them. Yet beneath that surface, their idea of socialism was in sync with gregorio's concept of nationalism, a meritocratic collectivism where diligence is rewarded and slough is made.

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The Dystopian Republic

03:23 min | 2 years ago

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"When the exoduses came to his attention, gregorio, declared that bromelia was now under martial law, and that all people on bromelain soil were to immediately report to their nearest police or sheriff precincts, where they were receive their duties in regards to rebuilding the nation to its former glory. His declaration was not successful in stamping out the pandemonium, fuming him into ordering his troops to quell the chaos by any means necessary. From the biggest metropolis to the smallest settlement, those troops swarmed the paved streets and dirt roads, angrier than provoked yellow jackets in triple digit heat. They trounced the youngest of kids and all this up elders like criminals evading custody. Some were wrangled up handily while many more escaped their harsh grasps. The troops resorted to lethal force to wound and cripple resistors into surrendering. They showed little if any pity to the terror, the people they got the better of screamed and cried out. Save for those who escaped into the terrains that hit them in nature's labyrinth. The troops stopped many vessels from setting sail in countless moor already at sea by slowing, crashing, shooting and bombing them out of commission. As for those escaping by air, many of them were directed back to bromelia by troops who sneakily ran amongst them beating stabbing and shooting the pilots and taking over the controls. In spite of their best efforts, the troops weren't able to stop every boat and aircraft from fleeing. But that was of little concern two gregorio, who knew that the escapees would likely be returned to him by the country. They raced to for refuge. All the confidences he had in the world were based on his belief that no political faction abroad would accept them. The escapees were seen as too socially conservative for the liberals and two fiscally liberal for the conservatives. With that matter out of the way, gregorio returned his attention to transforming bromelia legally ethically politically economically socially technologically and.

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KNBR The Sports Leader

06:05 min | 2 years ago

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"Era has has up the most games? I mean, coming, Mac managed for eternity. There was no empire that lasted that long back way back then. I mean, why didn't people diet? You know, like the age of 40? Because they got too much and they drink. You know water that had You know, like horse manure in it? I don't know. I have no idea. Show West sticking around the clock behind the plate for this game tonight, Or is he just gonna be one of the bases Do we know I don't know. But he seems. I mean, I don't know him, but he seems totally full of himself. I mean, when I when I say that I'm watching me the day I think it was he doing one of the game from the Giants from Pittsburgh, Maybe. Anyway, I believe you or was Cincinnati my been since today, But most of the show is signing autographs. I saw that. Yeah, he's signing the autographs. He's not looking at the kid. He's not even looking at the paper. He's just like, you know, it was like like like he's Joe DiMaggio. And it's 1940 or something. It's like it's crazy. I mean, Seriously. You're no empire. You know. I mean, you can't look the kid in the face. I mean, is it that humdrum? Is it that you know, you know, route you know, Monday night? This point they somebody asking if your signature came in looking on the face of Jesus. I couldn't believe how he seemed to kind of brushing. He was signing their autographs. So that's good. But okay, what? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. That That is the thing we're missing. He's signing autographs in the middle of a game and umpire. I saw Sonny autographs for your child. So fish do I do to help the West was because there's no young child out there that is a fan of umpires. Okay, They just don't work that way. So his parents more likely his grandparent's put him up to that. Let's get that out of the way first. Now that we have that established, it is weird that an umpire is signing autographs. Even if that empire is Joe West, and I guess the fact that It is Joe West makes it weirder. Come on, man. It is seriously It's like the old you're not the show. But then you're signing autographs is kind of seems like a contradiction. But I think to be an empire, though you do. You have to have some. I'm a pretty cool guy inside of you. You have to be very confident in yourself and almost arrogant because you are even know the best umpires like the best referees. Are the ones you don't talk about. You still know, especially when you're behind the plate. You're that dude. That most people's eyes are are either on you or play only notice. If you screw up. You're getting your NFL cornerback with the best ones, right? Or the worst ones I get guess we screw up, they notice you, but there's still a measure of I'm the dude in charge, and you have to have a certain what's the best way to put it? You have to have a certain belief in yourself as a human being to want to do that job of when I'm behind the plate. I'm the guy in charge and doesn't Joe West seem like the type of guy that really enjoys being the guy in charge? Of course he does, Which is why he's 75 years old, and he's about to break a record that's been around for eight decades as he's gonna empire his 5376 games. Of course, he likes people knowing who he is, Which is why they let him cook and put out that horrible country music record. Yeah, that was bad, Um, one of the greatest stare downs of all time. Is him and Bumgardner. I mean, just just for the length because when you play the highlight, you're like, really, really. They're still and then Bumgarner just so stubborn. Joe West, so stubborn. They didn't want to. They don't want to admit it. But those guys have the same damn guy just separated by a few generations and they're just staring at each other. I was beautiful, Just beautiful. And you know what? I was gonna give him. Do we know who gave him first there? I have to go back. Okay? That's a very good question. I'm not sure I'm going ahead. I think you're saying go lose knows no staring contest. Joe West, they go lose. No, I'm to do that's in charge here contest that fuels that man's life and has for the entirety of His his adult life. Joe West will be behind the plate tonight T o to break that record, hey, will break the record of Hall of Fame Empire, Bill Klim and again. This is a record that has stood for 80 years. Wow. What Jo Jo go, but that that measure of longevity doing that job. There's something to be said for that. However, um it's good gig, by the way, if you like I do enjoy giving him Oh, yeah. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure he's been quite well compensated. To what to do that job, But hey, man, He's the cat in charge so good for him. Just don't put out another record. Joe. Please seriously another record more vanilla ice. Maybe they could tour together. Oh, just maybe ill. Oh, man. What if it was up for what? What would you do if your favorite band The concert. You're most looking forward to announce tomorrow that Joe West was gonna open for you Just spend more time in the parking on pre partying. So West opened up or I wouldn't go to that show. I can't. I can't be a part of that. I want to go to this show, but I got a dilemma. What is it? Well, Joe West will be doing the opening. Gonna open for what? Yeah. You know what? I'd go? I'd go at heckle me. I don't understand. You will be out and home cannot harbor stakes. You terrible, awful. Hard. You don't say all your heckling is.

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Supreme Clientele Radio

03:17 min | 2 years ago

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"You i got my first bubble rich on vest from them. I i know face was from this. Were the all just clash nigga average sudden and one of the true meanings of graffiti. Where where where did you mee- era. How did you meet. Era era era met and the funny thing is a lot of people. Don't know i used to be in the bill back back in the days and shit i without their because so is my man and also hyundai by schiff easel. Rmc for saying so so easily. It's always when he was always on west against roles on the part of my hit boy going crazy over here so so yes so so easily do seek to like rice or seeing introduced are up now resting piece. Prt number and then I don't have how. I don't how forgot coming by. Thank you from l. Go from each one of them. But i always because was running together in the bill and shit while not all right so now So that that's what early almost mid nineties. That's not like say like ninety. Three ninety three ninety four so yeah because ninety like like mid ninety s and early ninety four is like when everybody get thrusted like into the rfc are f c type thing. That was happening. This shit right so he was just a bunch of mother. Fuckers from all over coming together ship boasting and fucking you know having fun and shit. Your that was one of the funnest times right bro. That was fucking free. Clothes freak did to city living life while they get everything was free ninety nine shit we pay for him. Where is so now. Because in those years it was a lot of graffiti. Lot of nichols was killing share. Who who who was out there. Who did you see like who inspired you like. Go shit ono man. I mean There was like like in those times. There was a lot of writers you know ever of course being one of them you jada saints. Then you had a you know you had you had guys from push with you. Know scarfing these guys. They will come out bombshell heart of town you had you had made you know you have fuck end though the face scared mean like those guys we're hitting a lot of shit were weren't it was. It was a lot of fucking on dope graffiti. At that time. I think graffiti was at best at that time. And i'm not saying that about right now. Graffiti i think right now is good super. I think it was a little bit more better. Maybe because that was my my upcoming upbringing but there was a lotta dope style style word and that..

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"era " Discussed on The Finding My Psych Podcast

The Finding My Psych Podcast

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"era " Discussed on The Finding My Psych Podcast

"Everyone thank you so much for joining me today. This is your host. Jared killick for the funding. My psych podcast. It has been while you guys. It has been a couple of months and maybe just a little bit more since i have published podcast episode and actually at the At finding at the website. You'll notice that we have made some pretty significant changes and also just generally has stepped back from the project. So i'm just very glad to be back here. And i wanted to spend a little time today telling you about kind of what we've done With our project and then also just get into the material today. Because i think these things very much go together. Hand in hand Today's topic is Fitness plan reset. And how we can observe and foster and promote resiliency in this covid nineteen era that were going through. The basic premise of today is really me being very honest with you about my own. Just challenges with living through this covert era and All of the peaks and valleys that. I go through throughout the year and the psych project am is just been one of these really just amazing places to be able to throw down some knowledge that i have And then we've got this little team of people that try to put all this together for me and it's It's just been kind of exciting place. Because i really come from a place of believing that everyone should have access to the tools that i am talking about that. The tools are told that you often get when you go see a professional and so I am a professional and through this venue. I am just giving you those.

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"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

Bible Study Evangelista Show

07:47 min | 2 years ago

"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

"Is. It is fascinating i mean. I had time to read it all but i don. I'm going to jump in here to the catechin. Prior of the eighteenth century all the ecclesiastic spoke secular and regular shelby stripped of their possessions and of every kind of property and obliged to beg from laypersons their food and everything for their support and for the worship of god. During these calamities the pope shall die. This is actually prophesied by several people At the murder of pope so during these calamities the pope shall die. Through the death of the supreme pontiff church will be reduced to the most painful anarchy. During this time much human blood will be shed in italy and many cities country towns and castles or military. Fortresses shall be brought to ruin with the death of many thousands of persons by the catholic clergy and people the true and lawful hope will be elected who shall be a man of great holiness and goodness of life. They say that this is the holy pope that is supposed to Assure in the great monarch as we see in this quote a sigh on of the carolinian race by all considered extinct will come to rome. And behold and admire the piety and clemency of this pontiff who will crown him and declare him to be the legitimate emperor of the romans and from the chair of saint peter. The pope will lift up the standard the crucifix and will give it to the new emperor. This new emperor with the robust and french people and with those of other nations will form most mighty host called the church army through which he shall destroy the mohammaden impair all heresies. Here's one by the sister of the nativity eighteenth century she says i saw in the light of the lord that the faith and our holy religion would become weaker in almost every christian kingdom. God has permitted that they should be chastised by the wicket in order to awaken them from their apathy. And after the justice of god has been satisfied he will pour out of an abundance of grace's on his church and he will spread the faith and restore the discipline of the church in those countries where it had become tepid and lacks i saw in god that our mother holy church will spread in many countries and will produce her fruits in abundance to compensate for the outrages. She will have suffered from the empire city and the persecutions enemies there are just so many and they all say the same thing so We hear that there is going to be a council. A great council that specifically addresses the proper interpretation of scripture and that that is part of what brings unity to To religious practice that makes perfect sense. Remember specifically that. This era of peace is religious in nature. It's not government or it's not political in nature although it will sort of encompass some of those things but what is said to happen. Is that people people search for god so sincerely that naturally things like climate change or mitigated because people want to do the right thing in stewardship toward the earth which god created and they wanna do the right thing in stewardship toward other people so social justice improves because of because of people's pursuit of god and worship of god and so things naturally improve because of that inner conversion rather than what will happen during the christ which will be an outward manipulation and force causing people to get in line with some sort of political and governmental messy in ism a secular humanism. A secular messy ism. And it's also marked. The time of enterprise is also marked by the fact that he will destroy religious practice and set himself up as the one to be worshiped. So you can see how these contrast and i am. This is why. I'm giving you the information especially if you're non-catholic i'm giving you this information because as i began reading this stuff i thought you know this is a mirror of what will happen with the false prophet and the anti christ and unless you do the reading in the writings of the church history. Then you won't know it's religious in nature. The era of peace is religious in nature and it causes things to improve on that basis whereas the false prophet and the anti christ. They'll set up their mock kingdom after this era of peace and this establishment of the good only earth when this monarch dies then that control will be lost and it will partly be lost because the anti christ will come to power and when this monarch dies the anti christ will take over. What's left of this. Holy roman empire the second roman empire that all of the church fathers foresaw and interpreted and the bible says so itself so we can see in the book of daniel then that when this second holy roman empire like sort of thing is established only earth the pope and the monarch. Whoever this is it will be characterized by peace and religious practice christian religious practice and a wave of unity that brings people of all those religions into the church. So it's a time of peace. How long is it. We don't know but everything will be influenced by it in a good way. Science government economics everything and then it people will grow lazy and lax as the bible says they always do and then that kingdom will be broken into pieces after the monarch dies and the anti christ will have risen to some sort of power in order to be able to take it over and he will subdue three kings. I think it's three who are willing to possibly fight him. And he. I believe it even says that. He conquers them and even kills them them out and so he takes control over the system that has been set up under and when i say system i don't mean a government system but the piece of it just like the pax romana of the first roman empire so there will be peace and then the andrew christ will be able to come to power because of the peace that has been established and once this monarch dies he will be able to take it over by force and that's what that's what will happen in a military way. He will take it all over by force and his reign of three and a half years will be a total bloodbath. I mean there will be so few people left on the earth. It says in the bible that jesus will have to come back in order to preserve whatever is left exterminations especially of religious people. Anyone who worships anything but him all of that wiped out like the holocaust only on an entire global scale at prophecy goes on to say. The storm began in france and france shall be the first theater of its ravages after having been it's forge but the church in council assembled shall one day strike with an athens pull down and destroy the evil principals of that criminal constitution. What a constellation. What consolation what joy for all the truly faithful and that is why. I'm doing this segment this whole show on the era of peace because that is where we're standing dear one. We are at the threshold of this spring time. This new evangelization this era of the holy spirit with the blessed mother. Which will we can be part of this. Particular prophecy also predicts three days of darkness toward the end of chastisement and a general economic collapse The the world and it says that when everyone believes that pieces assured when everyone least expects it the great happenings will begin. Revolution will break out in italy almost at the same time as in france for some time the church will be without a pope england to will have much to suffer and that's that's that allusion to the murder of a pope. Here's blessed anna. Maria taghi. I think that's how you say it. She says god will send to punishments. One will be in..

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"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

Bible Study Evangelista Show

08:02 min | 2 years ago

"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

"Bother neck towel. Eighteenth century brother. Louis roco nineteenth century nursing none of belay nineteenth century saint john johnny the curie of ours Nineteenth century abbey sue fron nineteenth century sister marianne nineteenth century the ecstatic of tours nineteenth century. Blessed anna maria Taytay taghi nineteenth century And then the whole bunch of prophecies of three days of darkness Which i don't know a whole lot about that. So i'm just gonna leave that there and there let's see there are Saint casper Blessed mary of jesus crucified the ecstatic of tours. Paul maria venerable isabelle a canary mora several all right and they all predict three days of darkness. I don't know if that is literal or spiritual may be both but that said to happen in the minor chastisement as well. So i mean there's just so much and i'm i'm kinda purposely trying to overwhelm you just to show you. How much information agrees in church history and how much there is i mean. I wish i could. I wish i had time to read them to you. But i want you to look at yourself. There are some that i am going to read. Because they're important for us. So i'm just gotta jump right into that. Actually many of these actually have the monitor chastisement in the era of peace sort of together. So you're going to get a lot more information on this monitor chastisement as well today. All right so This is from our lady of good success so to sister marianne she says the sacred sacrament of holy orders will be ridiculed oppressed and despised for in doing this one scorns and defiles the church of god and even got himself represented by his priests. The demon will try to persecute the ministers of the lord every possible way and he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation corrupting many of them. These corrupted priests who will scandalise the christian people will incite the hatred of the bad christians and the enemies of the roman catholic and apostolic church to fall. Upon all the priests this apparent triumph of satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good pastors of the church to the great majority of good priests and to the supreme pastor and vicar of christ on earth who will shed secret and bitter tears in the presence of his god and lord be searching light sanctity and perfection for all the clergy of the world of which he is king and father. Obviously christ moreover in these unhappy times there will be unbridled luxury which acting thus to snare the rest into sin will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will lose themselves innocence while almost no longer be found in children nor modesty in women and in this supreme moment of need of the church those whom it behooves to speak will fall silent now. We see this happening. The priests scandal the sexual. Pedophilia and all of that that happened. Just we've seen it in our lifetimes and how it has. Scandal is so many people in the church and outside the church and so we we. This has already happened at this was actually in the sixteen hundred so she prophesied this in the sixteen hundreds and we can see. Obviously that this is. This is true of our own time. I love this particularly innocence. Will almost no longer be found in children nor modesty and women. And then those who should speak don't and while i mean it's just it's heartbreaking to be perfectly honest it moves me to tears because we're seeing it happened and the only reason that it's not depressing is because we know that on the heels of this. Is this era of peace. So take heart dear one all right. I want to read some stuff by vince. Cable bartholomew barth alum you sorry holzhauser. He writes in sixteen hundreds also the seventeenth century. He is a very interesting personality because you will recognize his writings. If you're non-catholic and you ha- you have any sort of teaching whatsoever on revelation or the end times. He wrote a remarkable work on the last book of the new testament the revelation the book of revelation or the apocalypse and he interpreted some stuff that i learned so the seven stars and seven candlesticks. That saint john sees according to hold hauser who was german or swiss or something around that area he. He said that those signified seven periods of the history of the church from its foundation meaning directly after jesus's death and resurrection to is consummation at the final judgment so so the seven lamp stands then signify seven periods of church history. And i learned that. And i still believe it. Actually the the last church. The name of the last church is called layada. And it's the one that jesus says he wants to vomit out of his mouth and we're going to see in these prophecies and we also see just in our day and time why that's true because that church is said to be lukewarm and it's luke warm both in its love and it's in its doctrine and so jesus says it makes him sick and that word layout ac- actually means people rule and so that indicates that people will rise up in rebellion against their leaders and against the church itself. And if we don't see that happening. I don't know you know. I don't know what we can possibly discern if we can't discern that so he's the one who's credited with that teaching or at least making it widespread but it said that he borrowed that That vision or that interpretation of the seven candlesticks being the seven history. Church history eras from a guy named yoel kim defeat or a back in the twelve hundreds but anyway his writings on prophecy called visions He the in medieval times. This was back in sixteen hundred in in the medieval days this strong ruler and holy pope. All of that was a favorite subject in medieval prophecy. So he wrote a lot about it so he also talked about Not only those. Obviously we know that that truly though seven letters to the seven churches were actually to seven churches in asia minor. That saint john was actually writing. To they exist remember the several fulfillment s- of any sort of prophecy so the first fulfillment that john was he was writing to actual people in actual churches at that time so there were seven of of those letters that jesus dictated to him to send and he did that. But then you've got this Era of church history idea to and because there were seven days of the mosaic creation record and then the seven ages before christ and the seven gifts of the holy spirit. The whole seven Motif that is repeated over and over throughout the scriptures and even in the book of revelation because of all that host. Hauser claimed that because all life and everything that has to do with godliness is developed in sevens then. God has also fixed seven periods for the reclamation or re-generation after the resurrection. So the time after his resurrection and all the church history. All the way to the end the end would be also seven periods. And that's why. Part of why. As i said he interpreted those candlesticks. Anyway that's a whole big thing. And i spent a whole long time on it but anyway i thought it was interesting because i learned that as a non catholic. I learned that those about those candlesticks on that interpretation. And he's the guy who made that popular. But i'm going to read you some of his stuff because this is really good. He says in the fifth period of the church which began around fifteen twenty will end with the arrival of the holy pope and the powerful monarch who has called help from god because he will restore everything in christ for a time the fifth period is one of affliction desolation humiliation and poverty for the church. Jesus christ.

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"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

Bible Study Evangelista Show

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

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"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

Bible Study Evangelista Show

07:14 min | 2 years ago

"era " Discussed on Bible Study Evangelista Show

"Study evangelista show. And i'm telling you your bible study evangelista making bob studies. Spinach tastes like cake. We are in our in time series. And i hope at this point you have realized that i have been offering an encore of a series on the times that i did in twenty seventeen and what i am going to today is used this first segment of the fourth show of the series on the era of peace to give you sort of an update. I'm going to update the series and at that time we were talking a lot about the muslim ascendancy that was predicted in the monarch chastisement. If you look on the show notes you can see the the events that were some of them. Not all of them. Of course. i didn't have time to give you all of them. But i gave you some of the that were predicted to occur in the minor chastisement. And those things we've already seen. We haven't seen civil war in france and and not on the scale that i believe that the predictions probably meant. We haven't seen the murder of a pope but at that time in twenty seventeen we were watching the muslim ascendancy. That occurred there. That was the time of the decapitations especially of the persecution and murder of the coptic christians in that area. And if you remember there was a murder of a french priest as he was Offering mass on the altar. He was murdered by a muslim. And we know that in the west there has been an influx. Now i'm not. I'm not Dog piling all muslims. I'm just saying that. These are some of the predictions that were to occur in the minor. Chastisement and i have been talking quite a bit on the facebook page about how i'm seeing. The readings shakeout the readings of the last. Well i mean. I've been keeping an eye on them for time but i recently felt very impressed to begin speaking on those a little more publicly which i'll be. Honest was a frightening prospect for me. And i did actually suffer a couple of blows on that And i wanna thank the new friends of the show. That have actually made up for some of that. But i knew that that would happen. And that's okay i. I didn't want to speak out until i was asked to. And so didn't but at this point here we are in twenty twenty one and we can clearly see the global the global effort to not only establish a one world government and financial system but we have the structures already there and that has all happened in the past year over covid and the financial issues that came along with that. The shutdowns all. Over the globe those have been largely facilitated by the central banks in the different countries. And they are they are centralized. There are only a handful of people who are in charge of the money for the entire world and the vatican has a lot to do with that actually So the world economic forum is where you can kinda get an idea of what has been planned and what the plan is moving forward. Klaus rob is the founder of that globalist world economic forum and he's one of the principal architects of what they call the great reset and this is governmental or political and financial in nature. And he has been saying that the world has never gonna return to normal because of covid nineteen. He admits that the virus is not an exit. I'm sorry i can't say the word existential threat. He believes that it should be used to create this long awaited new world order in his book. Covid nineteen the great reset. He explains that many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is never nothing will ever return to the broken sense of. Normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the koran of irs pandemic marks a fundamental inflection. Point in our global trajectory. So he's talking about the the cove in not being an existential threat but he believes that it should be used as the catalyst to create a new world system which he and the rest of the world economic forum. Call the great reset. This is a system in which capitalism it exists but in a very watered-down form so that the real power is wielded by global elites along with the central banks and more authoritarian forms of government that aid and a bit them. And that's why we've seen anomalies in. I'm shaking as speaking. Because i realized how what a quack sound like. But it's all the information is there for you to find but you have to look for it because the media will not tell you this stuff governmental structure will be more communistic more marxist. And we're seeing that we're seeing that in our own country but we're seeing it all over the world and that's why you see also this rise of populism all over the world in countries all over the place so we have the ccp. The communist china I forget what it's called The government of china the communist government government of china we see anomalies in our elections. We see this all of this. Just fake news. I don't even know what else to call it. I mean it's just the media will not report correctly truthfully and so we're not getting the news. You have to look for it if you're trying to get it from the tv you're not gonna get it. We're seeing issues in our stock market. Where the fed is manipulating. Who can trade. And who can't we can. We've seen it in our elections where who can be voted in. Who can't we're seeing it in medicine where we're being pushed to this mask mandate and forced vaccines for travel and an all kinds of things. Our borders are opening. the governments are collapsing. We've seen claps of government in italy and germany and estonia in kuwait in the netherlands. All of this is public information. If you go look for it so my point is that this globalist agenda it. Apes the universal kingdom of god. And that's what that's what. The enemy is pushing toward and has always pushed toward the bible calls that the spirit of anna christ. The anti christ wants to rule the world in the same way or not the same way but in a political and financial way that jesus.

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