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Leftist Health Policies Lead to Tragic Death of Young Girl
"Some military channel whatever it so during the break I tend to read stuff especially in show prepping for the next day I've read an article in the wall street journal I'm gonna cover tomorrow at length I just want to kind of touch on it just briefly here before I get to this little thing again however bad you think the modern left is folks progressives liberals leftist whatever you want to call them I don't care whatever euphemism they use for commies because that's what they are it's worse than you think no Dan I think the worst from no I see it behind the scenes all the time they are a thousand times worse than you think I say it all the time as a tech investor dealing with these people in the tech space as a former candidate for office and an activist however bad you think the left is they're worse there's an article just popped in the journal in the opinion section a few minutes ago it's about a young lady in India very young girl she's and five or so has a rare mitochondrial disease they in the UK they have the National Health Service government -run tyrannical like fascists like health care that's what they have in the United Kingdom there's a girl with this mitochondrial disease and the parents are like hey we would like to travel you know to India to take a shot at maybe extending our young daughter's life because the National Health Service won't won't cover it he told her no you can't do it the girl died Jim's like no yes read the piece they're like no you no can't they're like wait we're just gonna travel it we're not asking the government to pay this hospital in India specializes in this mitochondrial disease excuse me they're willing to treat her for free they're like nah nah she's gonna die I hear gonna die right she died no yes no yes here you want the title of piece I'm gonna cover it tomorrow don't sweat it but title of the piece is home in the letter section now just popped a few minutes ago okay you here Mark Rienzi Britain's NHS NHS excuse me left Indy Gregory to die she's oh she's eight months over receiving medical care in Italy to
Fresh update on "eight months" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"At 25 and powered by Maximus, moving people and innovation forward. Dave Preston, the commanders are going to have hands their full this weekend. That's right, they prepare to face a Miami team that leads the league in passing, as well as Total Yards head coach Ron Rivera. This is a very diverse offense, very well coached. They play fast. They've got good skill players, and we've got to be able to handle certain things that they do and force of our ability. Bumps and bruises from yesterday, defensive end James Smith -Williams, quarterback Emanuel Forbes, center and Tyler Larson, all missed practice. Fullback Alex Armada was limited. Thursday Night Football kicks off Week 13 tonight with Dallas taking on Seattle. NHL capitals have a tight turnaround after last night's victory in Los Angeles. They visit Anaheim this evening at 10 on 15 -hundred a .m. Bring the coffee and set your alarm. Men's college hoops. Howard might be eight months removed from their first NCAA appearance since 1992, but coach Kenneth Blakeney tells me that the word repeat is not used around Burr gymnasium this winter. For us, it's something that we've talked about from the beginning of the school year like we are pursuing something new and we're not repeating from something last year, so it's been really important for our guys. I think to try to get on the same page. Bison are three and five after the other night's overtime loss to beat in Cincinnati. They are the favorites though to win the Miak this season. Dave Preston WTOP sports. Thanks a Dave lot coming up after traffic and weather. Two more Israeli hostages have been released from Gaza. We also have a gag order reinstated in one of the trials involving former President Donald Trump. It's 1956 this report is sponsored by Whole Foods Market plan this week's meals at Whole Foods Market get animal animal welfare certified 80 % lean ground beef for $5 .99 per pound with prime through December 5th while supplies last shop in store online terms apply
A highlight from 123: Part 4: Rikk Rambo Survives Two Shootings, An Assassination Attempt, and an 800-Pound Grizzly
"I will tell you that we arrested, they came after my partner and I, they were surveilling my house. We caught them. We caught them surveilling the house. Like I said, this story would take a long time to tell about why DEA was slow to react. I can just say if management had been different all the way to the top, I think things would have been differently, but it doesn't take many cogs in that wheel to cause bad things to happen. But we documented surveillance on our homes. Nothing was done on a little island like St. Croix. Nothing was done. But yeah, ultimately they machine gunned my partner's personal vehicle. That day, one of my other task force partners and I, a guy named Chris, Chris and I had been Angel's babysitting son while he worked a second job. So we came back that night to the house with Bomb B, his little boy, the kind of kid that would make you wish you had him. I'd never had children, but I think about Bomb B and I wish I would have had kids. I mean, he makes you wish you had kids, but yeah, we dropped him off at the, dropped off the house, kind of hung out for a little bit, had a little bite to eat with the family and everything and dropped Bomb B off and then we all kind of left at the same time. Angel's dad, he's just an old fisherman, just an old St. Croix fisherman, he borrowed the truck that night. The truck that Angel and I went fishing in, you could ride it down the beach, just a little island truck, a little rusted out Nissan island truck. Angel's father, as we're all leaving, his father took the truck and was going to use the truck for something that next day and we all leave. Well, they were surveilling from a distance, probably from the mountain across the way. And so we all leave. Well, they always saw, they knew Angel, that was his truck and also Angel and I were always, we did stuff we did in that truck, but yeah, they let that truck get about a mile or two from the house into a kind of like a deserted part of the island and then pull it up next to it in a full -size Dodge Ram pickup truck with two automatic weapons and just let them have it. And luckily his dad, I'm telling you, if there's a big guy upstairs, he was watching out for Majean, that's his nickname, it was Majean, Angel's father, but yeah, somebody's watching out for him. He took five, I think it was five rounds, they were all skinning shots across his face. One went through a lip and in his teeth, but all of them were, and they were still rifled, I mean, they were still spinning straight and true through the window. So he took those across the face. The one that almost killed him went through his arm and went through the door metal on the car keyhole. The bullet turned sideways, full metal jacket bullet turned sideways, hit him in the arm and nicked his breaky artery. But nevertheless, they stopped their truck in front of him to finish, they figured probably it was either my partner or me or both of us. But they come back and Majean, who had been shot, he was still conscious, he saw them gal the truck putting magazines in their rifles through the shattered glass in the windshield. He carried a .357 Magnum because he worked for a restaurant and he did their night deposits for their money, so he had a permit to carry and he had a little .357 Magnum in the truck with him. Well he got, he just shot right through the windshield at him, he got five of six rounds, he passed out before he could get that sixth round off, but that was enough to scare those guys back into the truck, figuring it's one or both of us still alive and getting out of there. And then the ball rolled down from there. We arrested a bunch of people that we knew were involved in other things, we couldn't get them for that for that point in time, but we had them on other charges and the federal magistrate down there let them all go on bond, which is, yeah, so, but that was, you know, in the end analysis that was the best thing that could have happened because over the course of the next eight months we had eleven or twelve tertiary, I mean, primary bad guys and a whole lot of secondaries and tertiary bad guys, but the primaries in that case, of the eleven primaries, eight of them were killed within that next, I don't know, eight months to ten months. Some of them were killed typical island fashion where somebody just runs up real quick and shoots you a bunch of times while you're playing dominoes in like a little place or whatever. Other ones were pretty spectacular, getting shot from a distance, a team coming in that looked like paramilitary and taking them out, but in the end analysis, all those bad guys, except for two primaries, or three, I'm sorry, three primaries, they were all wiped out. I mean, very well done in that time period and the final three end up getting theirs. I think the two of them end up getting life in prison without federal life in prison. So it had a happy ending, but it took a little bit of time. The island was safe for everybody to go back. I know my partner, Majito, his whole family had a little girl, a little boy and his wife. They evacuated them off of St. Croix. They ended up being able to go up and visit my parents way up north in Ohio and get to see snow for the first time and go sled riding and all that. They had a nice time being evacuated, but it was actually by the time it was all said and done, they had a safe place to go back to. All the main bad guys, they were all kaput. And in the secondary and tertiary areas, they either went to jail or they were so afraid because they didn't know who did it. And it was done professionally. I mean, some of the hits, they were done quite well. And so a lot of those bad guys for a couple of years after that were like, oh, boy, let's hide in the basement for a while. Did you get any insight on who was behind those hits? Nope, nobody ever saw that one.
Fresh update on "eight months" discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"I don't know where his kind of king-making fight is going to come. You know, it's almost like he's going to be operating in a different bracket for a while, right? Like, you know, Haney Progray, when that happens, Progray's made some noise about fighting him. Maybe he does. I don't think Haney would go near him because Haney, you know, doesn't care about a unification. Haney cares about money. Haney's already been the undisputed champion in one-way class. Haney wants money fights. And right now Matias is not a money fight. I have no idea what's going to happen with Teofimo in the months to come. Like, every time I go on YouTube, there's a new video of somebody throwing a camera phone at Teofimo's face and him saying something that pretty clearly indicates he's not going to be boxing anytime soon. I know Top Rank wants him back in February. We'll see. We'll see what happens there. I mean, Teofimo seems to place a premium on his value. And if he doesn't get it, he doesn't sound like a guy that's going to fight. So, Subriel Matias might be kind of just hanging off to the side. Like, there's something happening right now at 140 with what Goldenboy is doing. You've got on the undercard of Ryan Garcia and Oscar Duarte, the interim fight between O'Hara Davies and Ismael Barroso. That'll be for the interim 140-pound title while Rolly Romero figures out when he can fight again, or if he can fight again. It sure sounds like Goldenboy is going to try to direct Ryan Garcia that way. Like, put him in either with Rolly Romero in the spring of next year or the first quarter of next year, or perhaps if the WBA elevates the winner of Davies versus Barroso, that's the fight for Ryan Garcia. And then maybe you're talking in the summer the winner of Haney Progray versus Ryan Garcia. So, I think Matias is really good. I just think it's going to be a while before we see him in kind of a marquee fight because I don't think any of these top guys at 140 are going to be running to fight it because he does present a lot more risk right now than reward, even with the title around his waist. Yeah, and it's a shame for Matias because fighters who fight the way that he does, they tend to have relatively short shelf lives because even as he's waiting and fighting whoever, making his title defenses while he waits for those big names, it's taking a toll on his body, both in training camp and inside the ring with shots that he takes. And it may be that by the time he gets those fights that we've seen the best of Matias by the time that ever happens. But in the interim, I think that he can establish himself as kind of the premier action fighter of the day. You know, I think that there are fights out there at 140, you know, for the real sickos against, you know, names like… You say real sickos, like you're talking about your son. Like just like you can… Okay. Yeah. I'm talking about me. I'm talking about me. For me, make Matias and Klage because that's what I want to do. You are the only one. That's like, you're like the guy that's calling out for like Canelo Williams skull, right? Williams skull being Canelo's IBF mandatory. Absolutely. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's who you are right now calling for Matias Klage. It's me and like 500 Quebecois are hoping for this fight. But it's kind of the same thing with Jamal Charles. Like if you're Matias, if you can't get that marquee fight in the first half of 2024, you've got to be active in that first half. You've got to find a way to fight twice, right? Like you've got to keep building that name up. So as you start racking up these knockouts, eventually someone's going to have to turn to you and say, we want to put that guy on. Now, I don't know what his contract situation is. I know Matt Shroom was trying to sign in at one point, thought they were going to, but he could easily find himself on the Matt Shroom side of the street, which would make things a lot easier to get one of those big fights. But I think activity has got to be the key. Maybe that is a reason to sign with Matt Shroom. Matt Shroom's got the dates both in the US and the UK. He could very easily get two fights in the first half of 2024. But that to me is going to be what to watch for with Matias. He is a fun fighter, a talented fighter, a powerful fighter, but he's got to find a way to stay active. Let's talk about Katie Taylor. That had to get Chantel Cameron. That's one of those events, Corey, I wish I was at. Because that seemed like a lot of fun. Like, first of all, it was a great fight. Katie Taylor, Chantel Cameron to just a rock'em, sock'em, robot type of fight over in Dublin, Ireland. Katie Taylor winds up squeezing out a split decision. Majority decision winner. Is that what they call it? Too scared to majority decision win against Chantel Cameron. You know, this was like Katie Taylor digging deep one more time. You know, she came into this fight as the underdog. She made good adjustments. It was a close fight. It was a competitive fight. We can quibble about was it or was not a knockdown in the first round. Did Taylor do too much holding? But the reality is she dug deep and she got it done. I would still argue that the Serrano win was Katie Taylor's signature performance. Only because you kind of had that in-ring moment, right? The fifth round when Katie was just on Dream Street. When Samantha Serrano was administering the kind of beating you rarely see in women's boxing. We didn't see that in this one. But this win was every bit as important as that one. If Katie Taylor had lost this fight. Yeah, she could probably go back to 135 keep her career going, but I don't know. It would have been different. That's for sure. Where do you put this among the Katie Taylor performances? And what did you think of the fight? Man, I mean, I might even say that this was a better performance than the Serrano fight. Maybe if it wasn't quite there in terms of the moment. Because Taylor Serrano was really, really special at MSG. That's the best crowd that I've ever been in. And I would have loved to be there for Taylor Cameron too as well. And not even calling it. I wish that I were just somewhere near the ring with one of those Connor McGregor non-alcoholic beers that were the main sponsor of this event. Just enjoying it because that atmosphere was nuts as well. Yeah, I think that this one might have been a little bit better. I think that maybe because she didn't face that kind of adversity. There wasn't that low point in the fight and also, you know, fighting above maybe where she's fully comfortable. And it also for me was special because it looked like Katie's body was breaking down over the last couple of fights. I know that you had been in camp with her and you know, I had talked to Katie about kind of the knee troubles and I think she had some foot issues and ankle issues. When you see Katie in recent fights standing in a corner between rounds, not sitting on the stool. That's because of leg issues, cramp issues. Like if she in the past, if she had sat down, it would have made her legs cramp up. And if you're Katie Taylor, you rely on a lot of bounce. That could have been a big problem. Yeah, and to see that bounce return in this fight. I mean was phenomenal, but also it says a lot about how much that Taylor potentially has left. I think the difference as you put it, you know, she could have lost this fight and gone back to 135. But winning this fight or not was the difference between this being the Katie Taylor retirement tour or how much can Katie Taylor enhance her legacy now? Because now, you know, that version of Katie Taylor, you pick her over a whole bunch of different names. And maybe you start thinking about going up to 147 to pick up a belt there too. I mean, the options are all over the place. I don't know about that. I don't know, 147, I don't know. Are you going to go fight McCaskill again at 147? Maybe, right? Sandy Ryan or no, I don't know. That may, I think Katie has reached her weight maximum. She was, and look, Chantel Cameron had fought lower than 140 before. So it's not like Chantel's, yeah, she wasn't a Goliath. But Katie is a 135 pounder. Yeah, she could fight McCaskill because McCaskill, she already beat McCaskill when McCaskill's at 135. I just don't know what the, you know, Katie right now is a money weight fighter. And you know, whether that's at 135 or 140, that's where she's most likely going to stay, which leads me to the next question. Like Katie immediately after the fight said she wanted to do a trilogy fight with Chantel Cameron in Croke Park in Ireland. Now, Croke Park is a massive stadium in Ireland. 80,000 fans in Dublin can watch that fight. It was where the Matchroom team originally wanted to bring the first fight against Cameron, which was originally supposed to be the rematch with Amanda Serrano. Things didn't work out, government issues, safety issues, a lot of things were going on with Croke Park at that time. It sure sounds like Matchroom's going to push pretty hard to get Katie's next fight in Croke Park. Now, Katie said Chantel Cameron, but Eddie Hearn afterwards was like, well, still got Amanda Serrano out there. Let's not forget how good that fight was at Madison Square Garden. Cory, I'm of the opinion that this should be a no brainer. Like Chantel Cameron was was an excellent fight and Chantel Cameron is an excellent fighter, but she's like, I don't want to call her an opponent because that's that's disrespectful to Chantel Cameron, but she's she was brought in because of her titles. Katie wanted to fight the undisputed champion at 140. She wanted a big fight in a marquee event. Amanda Serrano, it doesn't matter what belt she has. Amanda Serrano is a star in her own right. You know, that night at MSG, there were a lot of Irish fans there, but the other half were Puerto Rican fans that were there supporting Amanda Serrano. So she brings her own fan base to the table, her own visibility, you know, pound for pound lists, you know, Katie, Amanda, Clarissa Shields, pick your boys, all three of them, those women at the top. I just think it's a much smarter play to get that Serrano fight over the line. I don't know why it kind of fell off the radar, you know, in recent months. Obviously, Katie wanted to avenge her loss to Chantel Cameron, but now is the time to revisit that. I don't know what Amanda's plans are early in 2024, but they got to figure that out because it's Serrano Taylor to me is a much bigger fight than Taylor Cameron three. I just don't I think it's almost apples and oranges at this point. Yeah. I mean, Serrano is the bigger fight. Serrano is the bigger star. Serrano will also bring, you know, you hate to insert, you know, Jake Paul in every conversation about women's boxing here, but he will bring something to the table in terms of the promotion of that fight as well. And that will be an element. It creates a bigger event. But I mean, I'm happy with either of these fights happening next. I mean, these are, I mean, at least according to Ring Magazine, Serrano and Cameron are two of the four best pound for pound women in the sport right now. And Taylor has wins over both of them. Like she is an extraordinarily accomplished athlete, you know, a once in a generation trailblazer for women's boxing. And I genuinely think she does want a rematch with both of these women. I think that she means it when she feels like she owes a rematch to Chantel Cameron, you know, kind of for saving that event the first time, you know, for giving her the rematch the second time. And that's one of the things that's very unique and very beautiful about Katie and how she's approached the sport. I think that she really does see herself as kind of a servant to the industry of women's boxing and to the sport of boxing. So I believe her when she says she wants that rematch, but I'm happy with either outcome. You know, one might be marginally bigger than the other, but I think that Katie on her own is going to be able to damn near fill Croke Park regardless of who's across the ring from her. Yeah, I think you're just running on a clock here on the Serrano fight. Both these women are in their mid soon to be late 30s. You want that fight to take place while it's viable. Now feels like the time for that to happen. I mean, does Amanda Serrano like, look, it was nice that she got those three minute rounds. Great. You know, that was a landmark moment for women's boxing. I personally think a fight against Amanda and Sky Nicholson is interesting. Sky's built a nice little profile over the UK. I think that's a reasonably competitive fight or at least a natural fight for a man to surround. But this is the big one, right? Like Amanda, like I know there's been some talk about Amanda moving up to fight Alicia Baumgart. I think Baumgart is going to figure her own stuff out first and get past these these drug allegations that are out there. I think you got to find a way to make that fight that fight right now with Katie coming off a win with Amanda doing what she's doing. That fight is massive. Once again, I think you've got to find a way to to ultimately make that fight happen. Hopefully in Croke Park in in twenty twenty four. All right. Let's talk about the fight we've got this weekend. You got Ryan Garcia back. First fight back since his loss to Gervonta Davis. First fight as you know, he's fought at 140 before, but this is a true junior welterweight fight. He's now campaigning at 140 pounds. He's facing Oscar Duarte, who is 135 pounder on 11 fight winning streak. All 11 of those fights have come by knockout. I've heard some people say, Corey, that they are almost stunned that Ryan Garcia took this fight against Oscar Duarte. They expected a much easier fight for Garcia coming back from from the Gervonta fight. What do you think? Is this is this fight as dangerous as some have suggested or are we giving Oscar Duarte too much credit? I think this is good matchmaking. And I think that Ryan Garcia is really benefiting from this narrative that it is a tougher matchup than it should be. You know, from the the conspiracy that Golden Boy is putting Duarte in there to beat him, that they want to get Garcia beat like all of this. If the fight plays out the way I think it's going to play out is just going to benefit Garcia. I think that the pendulum has kind of swung too far in the other direction. Whereas early in Garcia's career and even up to the Gervonta Davis fight, there was always the there was the allegation that he was matched too soft. Like, oh, he hasn't fought anyone yet, you know, because his popularity outpaced his achievements, which is no fault of his own. That's good marketing. Garcia is popular for things other than being a boxer and outside of boxing. That's just the way that it was. But the reality is, I think that Garcia is probably his fifth best win is better than Duarte's best win. And Duarte is a good fighter, but he's not nearly as accomplished as Garcia is. And I also think that the style matchup is excellent for Ryan. I think that when Garcia has struggled, it's been kind of in those between periods between, you know, as he shifted with trainers. I don't think that the the goose and partnership was was ultimately ideal. And Garcia also has a little bit of trouble and get a little bit overanxious, as we saw against Tank Davis, although that's obviously a special beast that he was in there with on that night. When Garcia has to pursue someone, he can get a little bit sloppy. That's not going to happen in this fight. I mean, Duarte is the kind of opponent that Garcia feasts upon, which is someone that's going to come at him and wants to trade left hooks. And when you trade left hooks with Ryan Garcia, it's a very, very dangerous proposition. So I think that optically, this is a great looking matchup for Garcia. But I think the reality of it is just very good matchmaking. I see a Garcia knockout in this fight. And because of the way that we're talking about this, it'll benefit him greatly on the back end. Like, oh, Garcia took this dangerous test coming off of Tank Davis. And, you know, is it more dangerous than he had to take? Yes, but I don't think that this is as big of a threat to Garcia as maybe people are thinking. Yeah, I think two things can be true. One, I think this is a more dangerous comeback fight than maybe we could have seen. Now, I think the runner up for this fight was Pedro Campa, who was most recently in the comeback fight for Teofilo Lopez. That is a comeback fight. You know, Pedro Campa is a guy that's been in with some good fighters, doesn't have a lot of quality wins and doesn't have fight changing power. That's the kind of guy you want to put your top fighter in with when they're trying to kind of begin the rebuilding process. But I do agree with you. Oscar Duarte is a really fun fighter, but he's a guy that makes a lot of mistakes. And I know that because I've called a lot of his fights in the last few years. He comes in a little bit reckless. He likes to kind of go to war with you. And it's one thing to try to go to war with like Alex Martin and DeAngelo Keys. It's another thing to do with Ryan Garcia. And because of that, it just seems like he is almost a perfect fit to get hit with a left hook, like one and maybe won't go down the way that Romero Duno went down or Francisco Fonseca went down. But Ryan still could have a lot of power with that left hook and the hardest, most dangerous punches out there are the ones you don't see. And I have a feeling that at some point we're going to see Duarte walk into a big fight. That's why I never really believe the whole narrative about like, you know, Golden Boy trying to get Ryan beat. No, I think Golden Boy is trying to make Ryan look good here. And yeah, there's some risk to it. But if he goes out and stops Duarte like the fourth round, like puts him down with a big shot that winds up getting viewed 10 million times on social media, then Ryan can make the argument that like, I'm still the man out there like I'm the guy that did over a million pay-per-view buys with tag Davis. I'm the guy that's selling tickets. I'm the guy that's doing ratings. I'm the guy that's getting these big-time knockouts. All you guys with titles. You're coming to me like I think that enhances Ryan Garcia's art. That's why I think this is the right opponent is a dangerous opponent because look, here's the facts Ryan's coming off a loss his first loss a knockout loss. He's working with a new trainer. So there's going to be an adjustment period there. So I don't want to diminish the danger. But while I acknowledge the danger, I do think this is a opponent that Ryan could look really, really good against if if he's patient and does things the right way. I mean, I'm very curious to see what the Derek James imprint is going to be. Like I said, I went down to Dallas. We're going to hear from Ryan Garcia coming up in just a couple of minutes. I went down there and look Ryan is like he's living in a nice place, but it's not some luxury pad that he's living in. He doesn't really do anything just kind of hangs out there plays video games and you know, hangs with his family is his immediate family and others and then goes to the gym. And so I think he's in the right headspace now to kind of begin this next chapter. One of the questions I have about Ryan is that look, it's one thing to spend four months in Texas working out for a comeback fight. Are you ready to spend four years down there? Like are you prepared to give up that LA lifestyle and all the things that came with it to just focus on boxing right now he is and I think that's going to yield some positive results down the line. We'll see what happens but I am and I'm pretty enthusiastic about how Ryan Garcia is going to look when he comes back. Yeah, and I like the Derek James partnership to you know, when you look at the the fighters that Derek James primarily works with and has molded over the years that there's one kind of commonality that you often see which is that they are responsible power punchers. And I think that that is precisely what Garcia needs to be, you know, chiseled into, you know, we've seen flashes of that, you know, like I thought like a really good version of Ryan Garcia was in that Luke Campbell fight, you know, aside from that knockdown, you know, just you know, he was jabbing a little bit more and he walked his opponent into the shot that he wanted and he's going to have that opportunity against Juarte. He'll also have the opportunity to get a little bit reckless. So I think that this is not only is it a perfect opponent because I think he's going to win but I think that it's a style that if Garcia hasn't made both the technical and mental adjustments could put him in those dangerous scenarios where we'd see whether he's made those adjustments or not. But again, I think that this is this is just good matchmaking and I think that the the optics of this being a dangerous opponent that was also important for Garcia marketing wise too because he spent the entirety of the build up to the Tank Davis fight talking about how a fighters these days don't want to take risks. I'm willing to take them. I'm willing to take losses. I don't care. So it was important that the narrative around this fight be exactly what it is. So I think that I mean if this is golden boy trying to get Garcia beat, I mean, they've done a masterful job of doing the opposite in terms of what they wanted to do, which is, you know, just make Garcia look good in terms of who he's chosen. And again, if this fight goes away, I think it will making them look good in the ring to look if they were trying to get Ryan Garcia beat. What the hell are they doing signing O'Hara Davies? Like golden boy doesn't do British shows like why would they want O'Hara Davies on their roster? Oh, yeah. I know why because O'Hara Davies, you know in a couple of days might wind up being the 140 pound champion and Ryan's made it clear. He wants to fight for a world title at some point in 2024. There you have you might have a guy on your roster who is good, but not great that you can put up against Ryan Garcia. I never bought the idea that golden boy was trying to get a beat to somehow manipulate his contract or lower his, you know, his pay like that doesn't make any sense. Not with a fighter like Ryan Garcia who is just he transcends that like he's just bigger than that. You know, he's he's a moneymaker for that company. I don't know why they would ever want to see him go down in a fight like that. All right, Corey will be back on Friday in Houston. Check it out. Where is that fight? Anyway, I'm going but I don't what's the venue for that fight? Do we know it's at the Owl's Nest a brand new facility? Yeah, brand new facility in Houston at 1500 seed very intimate venue. No bad seats in the house. You're going to enjoy it. If you're down there, if you're down in Houston for the Ryan Garcia, if I come a day early get down to the Owl's Nest, I'll be there. Corey will be there. The Sam Katkowski spectacular. We're calling it down to the Owl's Nest Saturday. 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So with no further ado, here's my conversation with Ryan Garcia back in the ring back on the zone new trainer new weight class new home here in Dallas, Texas. How are you feeling about everything? I'm feeling great. It's been a great change for me. Definitely feel more focused more committed to the sport more dedicated. It feels like just like the thing I needed. Why did you need it? I think a year and a half layoffs and just all the time that I would take outside the sport really didn't help my focus in boxing and I kind of lost like that that Supreme Focus you need in boxing and that dedication and that commitment to the sport and this right here really showed me what it's like to go 100% again in focus and focus for boxing. So this is exactly what I need to know in Dallas is perfect. You keep your focus and it's all training. So you didn't make a subtle change. You made radical changes. You moved picked up your life and moved to Texas made a change with your head coach. When did you know that you needed to make such a radical change? Well, just the environment I was in you're in a toxic environment. It's just not going to work out for you. So it was just in my spirit to take, you know change things all the way and I just let God guide me and he guided me to Dallas Texas and with a great trainer like Derek and I could see my difference, you know, my focus and my commitment and just things that I'm like, wow, you know, I should have been doing this a minute ago, but but it is what it is. Sometimes you need to lose and sometimes you need to hit rock bottom to realize the changes you need to make and I think that's what's going to make me great and show people who I am is just how I bounce back. It's not easy to lose but you know great champions come back. Toxic is a powerful word you use there. Why was it a toxic environment for you? It was toxic because LA, you know, people want to be around famous people. There's a lot of distractions. Even the gym I was at, you know, it's kind of a celebrity gym in a way and things weren't locked in like a training camp. In hindsight looking back it was like wow, like being here and just being in just that full focus mode there's a huge difference. I just my dedication just wasn't there. It wasn't there and when you take those long layoffs, you don't realize it because you think you know, you're just going with the motions like, okay, I got all get ready for a fight, but it's not just a fight. It's it's everything you need to put everything into boxing. You can't just you know, think you're going to pick up some gloves and perform. Well don't work like that. You need to grind. So what's changed over the last eight months that you've been mostly here in Texas? Just my commitment and my dedication, my focus towards the sport in itself and being committed to Derek's training and what he wants me to do and giving my whole effort into boxing like I was in 2020 and the years that I was thriving, you know before all the long layoffs. So I feel like that focus is that a focus I haven't felt for a while. I'm like, okay, this feels nice. Like finally like I'm I know what I'm doing in the ring again. Thank God, you know what I mean? It feels like that when especially when you put everything into it. I've always had the talent but when you don't have the focus, it doesn't really matter. You spent years pushing for and calling for that Gervonta Davis fight. I know it's not a simple question to answer, but what went wrong for you in that fight? I think a ton of things went wrong for me in that fight. I think the first one was the layoff of the year and some change. I really wanted to fight him in October after Fortuna when I felt like my momentum was there. A lot of things killed that for me. And then my eagerness to fight him so bad messed me up because then I didn't take the tuna with mercito. I didn't want to ruin the chances to fight him. And all the stipulations, you know, I don't want to go back to that. You know, like I said, I signed it so it doesn't matter but those really do have an effect on me. I thought I could get around it. But no, fighting in that state is not fun. You don't have the energy and you can't do what you want to do. So a lot of things were wrong. But again, we're now focused on just becoming the champion. That big fight was great. It did really well. But now I want to become a champion, establish myself as a champion at 140 and build from there and hopefully run that back because I know I'm capable of beating them in different circumstances. You've said that a lot, becoming a champion. You've emphasized that a lot over the last couple of months. That's not something I heard you emphasize before. Before it was you want big fights, but maybe for different reasons. What has changed that makes you want that championship now so bad? Well, I just had a plan in my head since I was coming into the professional rankings. I want everybody to know my name at first. I want people to see my talent, see what I can do. Build the big fights and have spectacular events. And now, I've been boxing since I was seven years old. I feel like I deserve to give myself a chance to become a champion. I was the best in the amateurs. I won a lot of national titles and I feel like I'm seeking and I'm longing for a championship title now. I want to be able to see me like, okay, he's not only a superstar, but he's also a champion. He also can be the best. Okay, he's not just a kid that knows how to market himself. He's actually a person that took the sport serious and became a champion and did it all, really. So, I want to show people I can do it all. If you want me to go full focus mode, you're about to see something different.
A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
Fresh "Eight Months" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"A &M Virginia Tech falls to Auburn Howard maybe eight months removed from their first NCAA appearance since 1992 but the word repeat is not used by by coach Kenneth Blakeney this winter for us it's something that we've talked about from the beginning of the school year like are we pursuing something new and we're not repeating something from last year so it's been really important for our guys I think to try to get on the same page. Bison the are favorites to win the MEAC this winter Dave Preston WTOP sports. Thank you Dave. Up next after traffic and together two more Israeli hostages have been released by Hamas this morning it's 1056. Attention furniture buyers. Marlowe furniture's historic Black Friday Sailing Band is extended for just a few more days. It's your final chance save to 55 % off all furniture. Beautiful Marlowe living rooms, Marlowe dining rooms, Marlowe bedrooms. 55 % off plus free delivery. Doorbuster deals. Sofa $6 .99. Queen bed $4 .99. Five piece dining set $7 .99. No interest financing is available plus free delivery. The historic Black Friday Sailing Band is extended
Plantiful Is Modern Software Built for Plant Growers & Wholesalers
"So talk to us real quick. Let's say we walk through. So I'm a nursery. I have today 65 acres of inventory, and I don't, let's say, track it with a software that you have. So I grab all my inventory, I plug in numbers, which would give me, it would have, it will be somebody going out, counting everything that's there, plugging it up. I would assume the first time would be the more time consuming type of thing. Right. And is this user -friendly for us to be able to do without having to contact you guys and all of that? It's user -friendly. Correct? Oh yeah. That's, that's a huge part of this, right? We, we know that our goal is to get people to spend less time on the computer and more time hands in the dirt, sell on the customers, grow on the plants. And so what's been crucial for us is making sure that everything we build is one, two clicks. You're on a tablet, you're on your phone, you're out in the field and you can say, yep. You know, inventory is up to date. Oh, this one, not up to date. Let me click, click. Now it's good to go. You know, I can take a picture of it, have that in the system, all that kind of good stuff. All that stuff. So I go and I sign up and you guys do some stuff behind the scenes. Cause I remember you telling me it takes her a little bit to start setting everything up. Once everything's set up, I start plugging in all my inventory, all my numbers, everything. And then from there, now I have everything logged in from a liner up to field grown from specs and gallons. It's all set up for us guys. So now from there, I can link it with my QuickBooks, correct? Yes, sir. So when I go selling, clicking on the items, it automatically does the deductions, correct? Exactly. It does it in the system, generates pick sheets for your guys. So they know exactly what to pull, where they're pulling it from, uh, you know, sends an invoice to QuickBooks. So that way you can track, you know, from accounting perspective. So like, let's say you have multiple properties. You can name each location, you can name each block, you can name it by the item, like the name of the plant, the scientific name, common name, whatever you want. If there's a nickname that you and your, your employees call a plant, you can put it under that. And then from there, it automatically deducts. And then as you go planting, you just see what was planted in that day or that week or however you guys want to do it. And then you just go uploading it again. And there's also ways of showing what inventory is. Cause let's say I plant something, it might take three months, six months, a year to be rooted and ready to sell. I can put it there as inventory, but not, not ready to move. Right. I could do it as well. You can set task lists as well. So you can, you know, set up, Hey, I need some of my guys to pop this up on this date in the future. I am telling my sales team, this will be ready to go in eight months. Someone calls me up in the fall. I want big order for ahead of spring. You can actually pull up based off of that forecast, Hey, here's, what's going to be ready in April. Here's, what's going to be ready in June, you know, tie up that inventory so that you sell ahead and plan ahead and keep track of everything. We do a lot of pre -booking here, like certain items, we will put them out, but as a pre -book. So Hey guys, we just planted them or Hey, the liners are ready. We're going to start them up into threes. If you guys are interested and you want to get your hands on them, that actually just happened with a plant called arbor cola dazzle today happened today. Today we launched them. That's it. They're large and we already had the list of all the pre -booking. So we already called everybody and said, Hey, they're 50 % rooted. If you guys want them, you can take them now. And they're not a hundred percent, but at least you can have them there and start getting inquiries. Your customers can look at them. They can pre -book with you. And that's it. We're already pulling all those orders so they can get shipped. So that's very cool that that's offered.
"eight months" Discussed on WTOP
"Eight months. I know mortgage rates are climbing. Windonation still keeping 0 % interest for five years. Again, buy two windows, get two free plus 0 % interest for 60 months, and there's no limit. Eight six six ninety nation or go to Windonation .com, that's Windonation .com. Good morning, it is 2 38. Traffic and weather on the gates, let's go to Ken Burger in the WTOP Traffic Center. And we can undoubtedly confirm that that crash on Southbound 95 has been cleared, seeing traffic moved in the open right lane, so there does appear to be some activity on the far left shoulder. This is on the approach to Cardinal Drive, but lanes the travel are open, and there are no major delays coming south of Dale Boulevard past the earlier accident scene, and the northbound side of 95 cleared coming from Fredericksburg heading up to the Springfield interchange. On 395, both directions are clear. No accidents reported, no work zones reported, so no delays between Springfield and the Pentagon. Still have that work zone on the Capital Beltway, the inner loop. You're going to find it over on the approach to 66, with three left travel lanes are blocked. The ramp lanes, however, appear to be open, so just be very careful for rolling through this work zone scene. There are construction workers out and about. So again, take it easy at the Bridge. Bay Overnight road work has ended. All lanes are now open, both the eastbound span and the westbound span, with no major delays between the two shores and Route 50 between the Bay Bridge and the Capital Beltway with running that major delay. You'll find no issues anywhere on 95 or 295 between the two beltways and on the Capital Beltway in Maryland. All lanes are clear. There are no incidents, accidents, or work zones reported, so no major congestion anywhere that you go. I'm Ken Berger, WTOP traffic. And now to 7 News First Alert meteorologist Mark Pena. Bit of a chilly start out there but at least most areas are above freezing. want to Still make sure you're bundling up if you're heading out this morning.
A highlight from Solana Payments Updates! Taylor Swift Incoming? | Breakpoint Day 2 Recap
"All right, so you guys don't want to miss this one. We're going to go into break point day two and really dive into merchant payments and what this might mean for the blockchain ecosystem, especially around Solana. It's going to be a good one. Do not miss this one. My name is Paul Veron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to thank our sponsor and that is Tangem. If you guys are looking at going into self -custody, which you should be, if you're holding any crypto on an exchange right now, don't. Get it into a self -custody wallet. Tangem is a great place to start. Jump over to their website. A couple of things you can kind of use within the website itself. If you've never used a self -custody wallet like this before, it's a card and an app. It makes it really sleek in terms of functionality. Three minutes for a setup, I mean, it literally is that fast to set this up on activation. There's no other keys or copies of this, so you're in control of it just like your own bank. You're in control of it. But it's a great place to start and, of course, you can do it with our link down below. And the app is available both on Android, Apple, all that available. So easy to jump in. Use our link for additional discount. All right, let's get into a couple of things. I want to open up the show today with a clip and this is going to be talking about the expectations of merchants in reference to how blockchain is going to be used in the future. Listen in. It's 99 % Shopify, which I'm mostly happy with, but there's a lot of things that they need to change. When they say that they integrate with Solana, it kind of made me a little upset because they still charge a 2 % merchant fee. And that all goes to Shopify, it doesn't go to Solana. So if you're going to adopt technology, I feel like you should fully adopt it, especially when they put marketing materials out saying that we accept Solana. So for me, my customers don't know what Solana is yet. So when they say, why would I pay for Solana on your website when I could just use my saved credit card? It doesn't make sense for them. But when I do pop -up shops or at the store, I'll give people 10, 20 % discounts if they use USDC. And I get it right away. Right now, Shopify, if somebody buys something on my website or through my POS, it's a minimum of four days before that money hits my bank. Whereas Solana Pay, I get it right away. A lot of broken things. And I think this is also the old legacy processes of how retail is done in e -commerce yet to truly adapt to what's going to happen in blockchain. Listen to what he thinks he's going to need in the future on this next clip. So what would you guys love our devs to see to grow your business on Shopify or elsewhere? I mean, I have a list of probably 50 features. So if anyone's interested... So one thing that I would really love for devs to build is this re -sync the vending machine business. For example, it's a 6 % transaction fee for most vending machines. The second one is I really think we need a Shopify alternative. I brought my beef with them with the 2%. If you're going to adopt something, fully adopt it. Don't become Blockbuster, right? Do not become Blockbuster. Innovator day. All right. And the cool thing here is he's talking about vending. This was actually already done there at the event with Venta. We showed a little bit of this yesterday, but you can kind of see a little bit about how it's working. There, it had the band. You had full integration into USDC. And I think this is one of the things that we're going to see more and more of, especially around retail in terms of integration into blockchain. Solana's leading the way there, I think, with a lot of the partners and announcements that they've talked about here. This is Venta and them kind of talking a little bit more about the whole POS architecture. Listen in. We've been working together, at least like these three teams, for probably the past eight months now. Monstray and some of their NFC tech, their Tap to Pay, the Decaf team, which is like the best POS I've personally ever used. And we started talking. We were like, why don't we just offer an all -in -one payment solution? Every day, I buy coffee from the same shop, and we have this little punch card. Yeah, and I think I have one punch, because I forget every time. And it's like, we could bake it in where I buy my coffee, I receive the CNFT for the loyalty program, and when I buy that 10th coffee without even knowing it's free, they know, because they can check the wallet and translate it, and then the sale goes through. People were asking us, well, what if I put money in this band, and then at the end of the day, they actually offer this money into fiat, into euros, by going to a monogram location. And you can do that in the Decaf wallet or in Decaf Pay, that is a web version. So these merchants will be getting payments, international payments, but holding their payments in US dollars, which means that they are protecting themselves from the valuation and inflation of their local currencies. And this is super cool, because for example, as a merchant, you could be holding your value in US dollars, but then on the top of that, you can invest that money in a stable bond, and then maybe be making 11 % on that money. So instead of you losing so much money, you are actually making more. They're very slow to adopt, but once they do, it's like a tipping point. So definitely a big opportunity here. This was just showing their Venta POS right here in connection with what was going on, and kind of talking a little bit about them, you know, kind of almost these pop -up shops there within Amsterdam where Breakpoint is being held. So pretty cool stuff. I also want to get to a clip here on Metaplex, and Metaplex, if you're not aware of it, this is a compressed NFT architecture, and why it could be working so uniquely in the future. Listen in. It shows us that we are going into a very unique opportunity of enterprise adoption of compressed NFTs. And with that in mind, I want to talk about one thing very particularly, fees.
A highlight from S14 E06: Hunter Biden, Trust, and American Justice
"Hello, welcome to The Ohlone Show. I'm your host, Jeremy Ohlone. In this episode, we don't have regulars because reasons, obviously. As for our guest, she's currently in Cleveland, Ohio, but she's originally from Youngstown. We'll never know where that is. She is a decorating, but also works in real estate. One of the two, at least. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rosemary Colucci. Hi, thank you for having me on. Hello, everybody. I have a compelling story I'd like to share with you about corruption at a local level and how it reaches to the national level. Here's my story. Here we go. So I was married, happily married, three wonderful children living the what I call the American dream. And all of a sudden, there's a knock at my door. The first knock is this. Rosemary, your husband's in big trouble. Really? What did he do? Well, we believe that he gave money for a sheriff from a well -known real estate developer and the real money came from the mob. I said, how much was the money? And the FBI agent said, $5 ,000. I go, well, that isn't true. I said, that was our money. He goes, how do you know? And I said, because I almost divorced him over because I wanted a minivan. So then my husband was helping a well -known congressman named Jim trafficking. And the FBI called him up along with me. And they told him that his IRS debt was going to become criminal if he did not back off with James trafficking. And my husband agreed at that meeting, but went back and Mr. trafficking reached back out to my husband who had the utmost respect for the man, as well as that whole community did. And so he went against the federal prosecutor and he went up there and he helped them. And he was seen on TV and people locally, a judge, a federal judge locally got immediately was on this and wanted to try to indict him for taxes. So the jury refused the indictment. He had a grand jury, secret grand jury that refused to indict him for willful nonpayment of taxes, which is the same thing Hunter Biden is being charged with. Then they came down, threatened us both and said that if he didn't take the plea, they would take our kids away from us. Now I had a hard time believing that. I remember telling the, a lawyer that represented my husband who I have no respect for, I'm going to say it because I feel that he really, really did a horrible job, ineffective counsel. I think he was in on things with the, but at any rate, so the next thing was he had to take the plea. They give him, they tell him it's eight months to take the plea. He'll be out in eight and he can go to Elkton, which is very close to Youngstown. So he takes the plea. We get up to Cleveland, up there, this same attorney who ends up becoming a special prosecutor. How would you like to have this guy prosecuting your cases? Goes up there. He goes up there and he, on the way up there, he drives us up. He says, well, you had letters of recommendation, good recommendations for your hearing today. And I took them out because they're inappropriate to have judges talking and recommending you for other judges, to other judges. So I took the letters out. Mind you this, a month prior to that, Mark's lawyer, a co -lawyer that was working in his office called me up and he said, Rosemary, you have something to do here. I said, what's that? He said, you got to have your kids write a letter to the judge. I said, why? He said, just trust me on this. To this day, I don't know how he knew. So I got my kids and he said, make sure you mail it yourself. And I wrote the letter to the judge. We get to court and she's decided she's going to step outside the plea agreement and charge him for 18 months. He's going away and his law license is gone for life.
A highlight from 405 iOS17 and Clubhouse Pivot
"Hey, everyone. Thanks for returning to She Podcast, the podcast. I am your co -host, Jessica Kupferman. Welcome to Episode 405. With me as always, today, very giggly, Elsie Escobar. Oh my God. Hi. Say hi. Hello. Hello. Oh my God. We sound like we literally have never done this in our lives. Not to say we are on episode four hundred and five. So like four hundred and five. Can't find my earbuds. Don't know why Elsie's face is disappearing. Take extra time to find the mic and the settings. We literally just did this like a month ago. Like it hasn't even been a month, has it? Maybe a month. Yes, I think it has been. Yeah, but but but it doesn't really matter. Hello, Cheryl. It doesn't really matter because we have been doing this since twenty fourteen. Just you and I since twenty fourteen. That's like it's almost a decade. Oh, Cheryl has corrected me. Two months it's been. Oh, it's been two months. OK, yeah, I'm sorry. I apologize. Hello. All I'm saying is. Oh my God, let's continue on. Let's continue on. She's speechless, ladies and gentlemen. I know I'm just no, but given the fact that we we have been gone, we've been gone for two months. Hence, where have we been? Where have we been? Well, who wants to go first? You or me? Who wants to go? Well, hey, listen, I say you go because I'm following your lead. Oh, is that true? The last week, the last week we could have started last week, but it was my May May's birthday on September 4th. And therefore I was like, we are, you know, we're spending time together. Yeah, let's just back this in. Let's back ourselves in. OK, so last week we didn't do it because of May. The week before we didn't do it because I was actually at your house. No, no. You were having surgery. I had surgery on my elbow. Do you want to see that scar? Oh, wow. And look at all the bruising. Why do you? Oh, yeah. Because of the thing I was like, what? Yeah. Wow. Look at that. This is really gross, isn't it? Oh, it's like I'm like Frankenstein. There's no there's no like stitches or anything. Yeah. I had tennis elbow surgery. Funny story. Thought it was carpal tunnel surgery till the day before. And everyone was like, why are you having it done on your elbow? And I was like, I don't know. That's just where they want to do it. No, it's because it was tennis elbow surgery, not carpal tunnel surgery. The week before that I was at your house. Yes. Yes. No, I had surgery on the twenty eight. No, you're OK. I'm right. Yeah. The week before that I was at your house. The week before that, I don't even remember. You know, we did the event and then we did a couple. And then, you know, I think I was at the beach one week and I think you were somewhere. And I don't know, we were busy with family, you know, strong family months like July, August, December. We try not to, you know, we don't push ourselves to record. We don't push each other to record, which I think is nice. Well, I think that there's also another element that a lot of people don't really talk about. And I think that this is something that we would not have been able to do if we had advertisers or sponsorship in our show. So if you have advertising or sponsorship or have a community like a Patreon type of community that is based on ability your to create content, then you don't have this option. I'm just letting you know. Well, you do actually. I mean, you could you just have to tell people in advance when you're not free. Yes, this is true. You would have to plan. Yeah. You would have to pre plan and say you will get content from us 10 months out of the year or eight months out of the year or whatever. That's right. That's right. So, yeah. So we've been doing stuff. I had a good summer, but I mean, all the stuff I said I was going to do in June, like fix my house up and stuff like I didn't do any of that. I did not do one bit of that. I did a lot of sleeping like July was like, I don't know, I just slept so much that I thought something was wrong with me. I thought I had mono. That's how much I slept. Then I was suspicious that there was a carbon monoxide leak in my house that was causing me to be so tired all the time because I'm always that's what Jewish mothers do. They instantly think the worst. So it's like, I'm not tired. Something is slowly killing me, you know, like I'm getting as I have a stroke or something. So that wasn't the case. I guess I was just fucking tired and now I feel better. Yeah. And also, though, but I think it's very bizarre that you just said you were sleeping so much and now you're saying I can't sleep. It is. That's true. I told Elsie this morning, I mean, I have the worst dark circles. You see, I have makeup on them because it literally looks like I've been punched in the like face the last couple of nights I haven't slept. And it's because I've tried to go to bed early if I was just like, no, we're just going to go to bed at like twelve thirty one. It was fine. But as soon as I'm like, I have to go to bed like an hour and a half earlier, I'm panicked about whether or not I'll be able to do it. Then I toss and turn all night. It's a horrible cycle. But hopefully it's just an adjustment and I'll get used to it because the other part is like school is an hour earlier than camp. So I have to get up earlier as well. It makes a huge difference, that one hour. And then God forbid, you know, if if school and daylight savings came at the same time, like I would need a coffin to sleep in, like I would just like become a vampire. It would be the worst. Thank God I get a break from that before before it all begins, before it all starts, before the DST. Anyway, what about you? You just came back from podcast movement. I did. I mean, I just came back as in like almost a month ago, like three. It's almost three weeks. It literally has been almost three weeks. Yes. It's looking back and I go, oh, my God. Oh, my God. Time is going by so fast, because like even right now, if I if I look at that, it's three weeks ago. You're right. Be like, it's I'm telling you, it's really it's going by really fast. Yeah. Yeah. I was there. It's like one week. And then, yeah, so right now it's going to be that this is starting the third week. So I remember what I was doing before and after I visited you. Isaac had the chicken pox. That's right. Even though he's vaccinated. Yes, that's right. He had a pretty disgusting case, I must say, of the chicken pox. Yeah. Because Emily had it, too. She had been vaccinated and it was like four things that we were just like, they don't look like bug bites. But but this was like a rash from like armpit to hip on one side. It was ridiculous. Anyway, I won't talk about that more because it was revolting. But yeah, it's been a weird summer. But good. I'm happy to be back. And I'm excited to be recording with you today because we have all kinds of things that happened this summer. Yeah. And we may as well just jump right on into it. What are we waiting for? I don't know. Let's do it. I know. But wait, I just have to say your T -shirt. Did you wear that for me? I love the Muppets. You do know that, right? I love this T -shirt. It's my favorite. I got this in L .A. When I lived in L .A., that will tell you how old this T -shirt is. So animal, though, almost seven. It's literally almost 17 years old, this T -shirt. Oh, my God. I love this. That's crazy. I love it so much. I remember where I bought it. I bought it at Urban Outfitters on Melrose. Like I still have the memory. I was like, animal.
A highlight from The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins
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Patriots promised me they'd win the Super Bowl. That'd be pretty legendary. When CarMax offers an unrivaled 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles, well, that's legendary too. CarMax never wants you to settle on a car. They want you to love your next car. That's why every car from CarMax has upfront pricing and an unbeatable love it or return it. 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles. Shop a nationwide inventory on your terms. That's car buying reimagined. Start now shopping to find a car you'll love at carmax .com. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I forgot to mention on Tuesday's pod, we put up a new rewatchables on Monday. We did So I Married an Axe Murderer, one of my favorite nineties comedies, and it was me and Sean Fennesey and Chris Ryan. We had a great time. I put up a lot of content this week because we had the three part NBA under podcast as well with Rossello and House. Did Sunday's pod, had this pod. Sorry for all the content. It's a lot of me, a lot of talking. I do have some Ringer news for you. Austin Rivers. Yeah. He is spinning off onto his own feed that is called Off Guard. It's Austin Rivers and Pasha. They've moved on Tuesdays and Fridays. They're going to be putting up podcasts. Make sure you follow it on Spotify. Also in that Ringer NBA show feed, the group chat podcast, which is excellent with Barrier and Woz and Mahoney, they're going to be going now basically Sunday, late morning, early afternoon -ish and then Wednesdays. So they're moving to twice a week. So that's our basketball news. Also, we had our first true crime pod, the first Ringer true crime pod we've ever done. Justin Sales, my guy, New Englander, still kept the accent. One of our finest. And he pitched us this really, really, really great seven part series about how he got scammed. That is what episode one is about. And it just keeps going. It keeps going, gets weirder, gets weirder. There's no way you're not going to like it if you like true crime. So check it out. It's called Wedding Scammer. It is the Ringer's first true crime podcast. I also went on Jimmy Trainor's podcast this week. So if you want to hear me talk about me, which I hate usually, but I did it on that podcast. I'm on there as well. Coming up on this podcast, Howard Beck from the Ringer talking about John Morant, James Harden, some other stealth storylines heading into opening night on Tuesday. And then Million Dollar Picks, feeling really good about the Million Dollar Picks this week. And then Arno Hwani, our guy, talking Knicks, talking Bills, talking the big UFC event this week, talking about the influencer boxing thing he did last week and some WWAW stuff. And then I thought I'd end the podcast there. No, no, because we launched a new segment that we're probably spinning off into another podcast. We talk about it during the segment, but Amanda Dobbins came on to talk about The Morning Show, which is the worst good show on TV. It's either the best bad show on TV or the worst good show on TV. Just make sure worst is somewhere in there. It is just inexplicable. It's unbelievable. I can't stop watching every episode. I hate myself for it. Amanda and I are gonna break down all the reasons why we just can't believe the show exists. That is the podcast. First, our friends from ProGip. Show"] ["The Morning All right, Howard Beck is here. He works for The Ringer. We love having him. We're gonna talk some NBA storylines. I did four hours of NBA preview content on with Monday Priscillo and House, and it already feels like seven things have happened since we did that. The biggest one was ESPN wrote a huge story about John Marrant. It's written by Baxter Holmes and who was the other one? Tim McMahon? Yeah, that they reported for a while. Tim McMahon. The timing of it was interesting, heading into the week of the season. I also thought Jaa's absence was being slept on a little bit, especially when we're talking about The Futures, where I think their over -under was like 44 and a half, 45 and a half, and I was like, Jaa's gone for 25 games? This feels like a big deal. Plus, what are we getting when he comes back? And you read that story, and it was mostly stuff that had been around or stuff that was out there. There was some unflattering stuff in there, but in general, I left that story going, hmm. Now the narrative is going to be this story was out there. There's a bigger spotlight on, but now it's actually a little bit better for Jaa in a way, because the attention, now you can kind of use that. Nobody believes in me that this is, I don't know. I was wondering, how do you think that story and the whole blow around it affects him and his comeback? Well, it's interesting. By the way, I'm only about 90 minutes into your five -hour marathon on the over -under. Yeah, maybe over the weekend. But I listen to pods while they wash dishes or while I'm on the treadmill. I'm gonna just have to, I need more dirty dishes and I need to get into better shape. And by the time the end of the week, I'll be through it. No, I mean, you were right to flag that, right? Ja Morant, not there on media day. So he still has not spoken to anybody in the media, to the public in general, since this 25 -game suspension was handed down by Adam Silver, that the story came out now. Look, I haven't talked to our friends at ESPN about reporting the process and everything else, but those things take time. I don't think anybody should read into it that it dropped now, it's relevant now. We're going into seasons opening up next week and one of their brightest young stars won't be there under really unique and troubling circumstances. Well, it seems like they also talk to every local business owner in Memphis because there was a bunch of them. So you could tell they worked on it for months and months. For sure. And by the way, neither of those guys is Memphis -based. I think like McMahon has responsibility for a lot of teams and Memphis might be one of his and Baxter is just kind of more like all -purpose investigative guy. So if you're not based there, so there's the first challenge. As I'm reading this as a reporter, my first thought is like, wow, either somebody pointed you in the right direction, like you need to go talk to this restaurant owner or this might've been strip club owner, this bar owner, whoever. Cause if not, you're just kind of making the rounds and trying to get a fee. Like you could do that. You could do a lot of just like the shoe leather reporting, but that's tough when you're not based there and you don't have that local network of people. They talked to obviously some really important voices there. People who knew not just the on -court version of this or what the internal politics of the Grizzlies are, but how he's being perceived in the community. And it also tracks Bill with a lot of the other incidents that have been reported on in the last six to eight months, right? It's not just issues with, obviously flashing guns is the big thing right now, but it's not even just issues with how he's conducting himself within the organization with teammates or coaches or team officials. Social media judgment. Social media judgment, but the attitude or the entitlement issues that seem to present themselves with these local business owners, who I think we're all speaking anonymously, tracks with a lot of the stuff that was like the shoe store incident, the mall incident and all these other things, right? There's a pattern here. And so I think the story is really valuable in that sense. It's giving us a more full picture that this is an ongoing issue on a variety of levels, even including just the way he carries himself around Memphis. The other thing that struck me, yeah. Well, there was one piece in there. I knew most of this stuff or I had heard secondhand, but I think the people like us, we just talk to a lot of people. So you get a general vibe of where things are going or what things are happening. The one thing that was in the story that I never really thought about, one of the anonymous owners was saying, and this guy was the biggest celebrity we've had since Elvis. And I read that and I did like a double take and I'm like, is that true? And I'm thinking about it. I'm like, yeah, that's probably true. Like who, it's not like any of the, they had Zebo, they had Pau Gasol, they had Derrick Rose when he was at the University of Memphis. But for the most part, I hadn't really thought of it that way. And then you think like this young, kick -ass, incredibly fun to watch star just drops in their lap as like the consolation prize in the Zion draft and then becomes what he becomes in a small city and just becomes the guy. And I guess I'd never really wrap my head around that. But when I read that, did you do a double take when you saw that? I did and I guess I chuckled a little bit because it's just such a like, whoa, wait, hold on. Well, cause we're old enough to remember when Elvis died, that was like the biggest thing that happened in 1977.
A highlight from Coinbase Wallet INTERVIEW | Base Growth & Massive Updates Coming!
"You guys are always asking about wallets and today is no different. Today we're gonna do a little bit of a deep dive on a project and one that I think you've probably seen us report on a little bit before and that is Coinbase Wallet. We'll dive in deep with the project lead there. It's gonna be a fun one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today is Chintan Tokariya, who is the Senior Director of Engineering over at Coinbase. So great to have you, Thanks Chintan. so much, Paul. Really, really happy to be here and talk about wallets, one of my favorite subjects. Well, you know, right now it's a big topic obviously with everything from self -custody but the growing interest around how you can hold your own tokens and of course wallets have been a big part of that. Talk to me a little bit about where Coinbase is. We've had you guys on before here on the show. It's probably been about seven or eight months, maybe even a year, since our last interview. And I know you guys have come a long way. Where are you some of the big things that have happened in that period of time? Yeah, you know, we've been heads down shipping. The team's just been really focused on making the best, most simplest and reliable Web3 wallet. And really our goal here is to bring users on chain, to bring users into the crypto economy in like a really simple way. And at the end of the day, what we've been focusing on is, if we think about sort of the primitives here, it's really at the end goal is to create real utility, real use cases for crypto. And on Wallet, we've been really heads down on shipping power user features, simplifying onboarding, safety and discovery. So we're probably like the only wallet out there with such a rich set of features and we're really proud of that. We're really excited to have launched multi -wallet support where you can import multiple mnemonics and multiple addresses into your wallet and see them all in one place, all really clearly laid out, really nicely identified with labels. We've also like started pushing out things like a Web3 starter kit, how to bring someone on chain. Everyone asks like, hey, I heard you are building a wallet, what should I do with it? And we want to make that experience really simple. So what are the first few things they should do? Establish an identity. So we offer free L2 usernames, right? And so everyone can establish their decentralized identity. And then we've been also making sends really simple. So really excited to have launched in the last six months, this notion of gasless sends or sponsored sends. So Paul, you know, like if you're trying to do some basic things in crypto, like just move some USDC from your wallet to someone else's, many times you need like multiple tokens, right? You need the USDC, but also the native gas token like Ethereum. Well, we've taken care of that. Like we just take care of that behind the scenes for users. So they don't need to think about having multiple tokens. And the send is actually just free. So anyone today can just send USDC from one person to another, not worry about these native tokens. And it's just really, really simple. So we've just been proud to focus on those areas and along with safety and discovery too. I want to talk to you about OnChain Summer, because this was a huge success for Coinbase. You guys were able to really accelerate a lot of growth here. I was just looking at some of the Dune Analytics, you know, and the amount of growth that you guys saw in OnChain Summer. When you look at that, I mean, I know Brian and I know some of the team there. Would this be considered, this is a pretty easy question, do you think this was a huge success? But in a success ratio of say one to 10, how big was this for you guys? I mean, I think the data speaks for itself, right? And this is a resounding success for Coinbase, for Base, which is the new L2 protocol we just recently launched. And also, I think for the whole crypto community. And so if you're not familiar with OnChain Summer, for the audience, what was it? We launched this 30 -day campaign, this 30 -day sort of like fun Web3 OnChain program that was available to anyone out there. And what happened every single day was it was an opportunity participate to OnChain with a daily drop. It could be from an NFT artist. We had a drop from DK, who's like just this amazing artist. We also had big brands like Coca -Cola and Atari participate as well with a daily drop. So it was a really cool way to push ourselves here at Coinbase on just making our products better. Right. And we felt that throughout all of OnChain Summer, which every day the team was working really hard. These drops were all on Coinbase, and we could see users trying to onboard by funding their wallets, interacting and minting the NFT, and then taking part of what that creator community wanted, which is like, what do you do now once you have that NFT? So Parallel is this Web3 game on Base. We could mint their cards, and then people then started playing the Parallel game. And it was great because it was like this amazing distribution power that we have at Coinbase and bringing users OnChain through this OnChain Summer program. And then people are like engaging in the crypto and on -chain economy. How important is the next move for Coinbase to really draw in, you know, other major brands? And are you getting interest from other major brands to do some more activities like these? Yeah, absolutely. We are. We are. And it's exciting that major brands are seeing that there is a new audience they can reach, and they can reach this audience in a different way, in a way that rewards both innovation. And what Coke did here is really cool. Like, I'm just watching this. And it was just new, beautiful art that in this case is also like just 3D interactive, right? And so we're seeing brands come in, and brands are really excited about a few things. And we're excited to work with them. One, what they're excited about is the audience. Two, it's sort of like the left pocket, right pocket, right? So left pocket is like my fiat or my credit cards or my traditional TradFi bank accounts. My right pocket is my crypto assets. And of course, they're excited about that. But they're excited about the community that they can create with this and the loyalty and engagement they can create using on -chain technology. So for example, if I mint the Coca -Cola NFTs here, Coke can also start thinking about or another brand can also start thinking about like, what is this long -term engagement? As more people mint these NFTs, do I want to reward them in the future? How does this play out? It actually opens like a real sort of Pandora's box in a good way of different loyalty programs and different ways to bring in the community. What about something like an on -chain winter? What's going to be next step for Coinbase and Base? Yeah, so you know, what we're thinking as a group here and how to continue to engage the Web3 community and also find ways to keep providing on -chain activities, right? So one thing we're doing is just like this idea of just daily drops, right? So one example, Unlonely. Unlonely is an on -chain dating TV program where two folks are, you know, you can watch them like a reality show and you can see how that date's going on. But then you can also like, you know, there's a little chat view. You can chat about how this date's going. You can also bet on maybe the outcome like, you know, will they end up in a real date or will one person say, no, you know, this is not for me. So it's a really interesting sort of way to sort of marry and bring together stuff that people find interesting and also to put it on chain. I think Base Paint is another really interesting example. I really enjoyed it. That launched during on -chain summer. You can participate by buying a brush and then pixel artists will come together every day and this is happening in real time. They'll draw for 24 hours this art and it will be based on the theme. And then once the 24 -hour window hits, boom, anyone can then mint that piece of art. And the great, the coolest thing here is many artists came together and contributed and as users are minting that art, the royalties are paid back to the artists that contributed. On L2Beat, which is showing kind of the arbitrum, there's a optimism and then base number three right now. So with that being the case, I mean, you're not far behind possibly flipping optimism. So, and this is just beginning or at least it feels that way in the sense of what we've seen so far. What are what are the bigger grander picture, I guess, for Coinbase in general with what you guys are doing that kind of integrates all of this together? Continuing to find and highlight beyond financial use cases for crypto but utility -driven use cases. But also a bigger part of Coinbase's responsibility is how to bring users that are not into crypto, that haven't quite onboarded yet, how to bring them into the crypto economy in a much easier, simpler, and more meaningful way that goes beyond just financial use cases. Like buying a coffee, for example. How to make it just sort of really simple, like, hey, I could buy this coffee with crypto. Boom. Great. Awesome. Shinten, do you think that, I mean, when you look at what's happening in blockchain in general, we'll see a handful of projects that really take off. And then some that, you know, think we think they're going to take off and then they kind of, you know, fizzle out. You look at SocialFi. This is a good example. I mean, you mentioned, you mentioned FriendTech, but obviously SocialFi's growth is really kind of starting to compound here. And do you think social potentially is one of those use cases that could be massive in terms of growth and big opportunity in the few years? Or is there another aspect around utility that you think might emerge? So when we think about social, what's interesting about it? One, you can engage and interact with anyone that is on -chain. It's permissionless, it's borderless. It will work with anyone in the world. And that's really interesting. But then what are the other properties? Well, if people have established their identity, you can actually learn about someone's on -chain identity, what their likes, dislikes are and engage. FarCaster has done something really excellent. It's a social app that allows users to chat with each other. Right. And chat's amazing. But beyond that, the formation of groups with similar identities and likes and preferences. But all this data is on -chain. And because this data for social is on -chain, folks can build value add on top of that. If I want to message you, Paul, I could message you. Hopefully you have paulbarron .eth, but I can message you there and say, Hey, Paul, how's it going? Thanks for, you know, it was great catching up for dinner and boom, I can send you the 20 bucks I owe you for dinner, whatever it might be. And even then we should think of that as like a really simple social use case where you can connect one person to another. Tap to pay with my phone, Google Pay, Apple Pay or my credit card. It's really simple. So how do we make this exponentially better? Right. And so if I go into a coffee shop or a restaurant, like what Blackbird is doing, it's really cool. I can go into a restaurant, I can check into the restaurant and that restaurant can say, Hey, welcome back, Jintun. This is your 10th visit here. Here's a reward. Here's like a free drink on us. I've dined at the restaurant. How do I make the payment really simple? Right. How do I make the payment flexible either from my left pocket or right pocket as an analogy where I can just scan or tap and I can select USDC as an example and the payment just lands instantly. It's settled, it's gasless and it's using crypto behind the scenes. Do wallets become a type of crypto super app or an on chain super app where someone is holding their crypto assets? That's great. But then what do you do with it? And that's really the core of I think everything we're trying to do in this industry to grow adoption. What next? What's interesting? What's compelling? Payments and messaging, merchants are loving it. We actually, in the summer, we went to Paris. It was for the ECC conference and we worked with the local cafe, Cafe Saint Victor, really old established cafe. And we took over the cafe for a few days during the conference and ran the entire cafe using Coinbase wallet. And what was really cool to see here was the throughput, the number of orders that were coming through to the cafe with just something so simple as Coinbase wallet messaging and payments. We basically doubled it because the volume just went much higher because the payments were faster and getting the orders from the customer to the customer. That was kind of a captive audience, obviously, with ECC there in Paris. So there would be a lot of people that would do that. But you look at this out in the wild because this is something I get when I talk to a lot of retail industry is the complexity of them getting started on it, or at least they feel there's a complexity. What is Coinbase trying to do or doing to kind of overcome that? Because that's a hurdle I feel like really is in front of us right now. Step one is just getting a wallet. Even at that point, that's complicated. That's complicated for someone who's new into this space. What is the concept of keys? What is backing up the keys? Oh, you're saying that if I lose these keys, I lose everything. That's really frightening. And then the second step after the keys is how to fund the wallet and on -ramp. And then the third step is, wait a minute, I have to sign transactions to use crypto? This seems a bit foreign to me. Oh, you know what? Forget it, right? I'll try to quickly break down. How are we thinking about these three basic things? On the onboarding as an industry and even what we're doing in Coinbase wallet, we've simplified the onboarding drastically, where it's just one button push, you're onboarded. And we are looking at technologies like MPC, multi -party computation. And just think of it this way where your key material is split amongst different parties, right? Trusted parties. Coinbase could be a trusted party. So if you do lose your keys, for example, you can have them recovered across these trusted parties. That does make the onboarding much easier. And we can move into a world in the future of account abstracted wallets, where it's actually a smart contract powering the wallet. So then it feels like you're logging into email, but there's a wallet behind the scenes. And that I think, we're exploring that space and there's a lot of interesting tech being developed there. Onboarding. Onboarding should be just one click. I think of when I buy things on Amazon, I put in the cart, boom, one click it's done. And that's how easy onboarding needs to be. So what we're doing in wallet is basically making that whole experience down to one button push once you've gone through the KYC process. And then the last piece around merchants already have established point of sale systems. Why would they want to bring in another one? Why would they want to just go through that hassle? And I think what's important to, fees, right? So why should a merchant care? Fees, yes. Chargebacks don't become a thing anymore. And that's a big portion of merchant fraud or customer fraud towards merchants. We can't go into a merchant and say, hey, come accept crypto. That's already a little scary. I've heard only interesting things about crypto. I'm okay with my current setup. We have to tell them you'll save fees, credit card fees. You could even earn yield on that USDC, like 5 % yield, for example. And that's pretty powerful. You can even set up loyalty programs. So now that if I went into a coffee shop and paid, that merchant knows how to reach me. They can message me. They could airdrop an NFT into my wallet saying, hey, come back again for a free cup of coffee. There's really amazing loyalty plays that can happen. And it's all in the control of the merchant. And our goal here is to make that starter kit for a merchant really simple and easy, where it's just a few button clicks and they're like, oh yeah, this is cool. And this is more about the issue with these walled gardens, because I concern myself now with what's happening over at Apple. We saw MetaMask being taken down off the App Store for a short period of time. Everybody was freaking out. Everybody I knew had an Apple device and a MetaMask account, or immediately I'm going to just put it on. Hopefully you can get to an Android, if it was worst case, or sideload it in some scenarios. But my point is this is a problem within the industry, Apple and its relationship with the app makers. So are you guys worried about this? And if you are, what's a strategy? In this example you gave MetaMask, when they're gatekeeping, it creates a real challenge, right? Where if someone has stored their crypto assets in an app like MetaMask or Coinbase wallet, and it's no longer available for updates on the App Store, let alone even a new user coming in, that's really scary. And I think what we need to do is really, both along the education piece and build those good relationships, but also just continue to highlight why this technology, going on Chainway, blockchain technology is allowing for true access and freedom to use the apps you want, the technologies you want, and move value between users. There's also other good initiatives out there. For example, folks are building crypto OS's, like one for Solana, one for Ethereum, where it would be on their own hardware, right? And that's actually a really compelling future. If you are, for example, going back to merchants, if you're a shop owner in a small rural town, you should be able to set up shop by just downloading an app and creating a wallet, right? And once you have that 0x address, you can receive funds, you could even message your customers, they can message you. That is the beauty of what we're trying to build and create in this fully permissionless world. You mentioned USDC and the potential of earning yield. What is the likelihood of us seeing USDC? I look at this right here in terms of what's happened on just L2Beat. Again, this, of course, was what you guys are doing in terms of multi -chain around USDC and this idea of earning yield. Do you feel like this is going to be something that's going to be available in the wallet soon to where I could earn yield there versus just my Coinbase account? So today in our main Coinbase account, you can obviously earn 5 % yield on USDC. Exactly. And of course, we're looking at ways to make that also available in Coinbase wallet. And that's an important piece of just participating in this ecosystem. What about just the interactivity with banks? Because obviously, most people are going to say, at some point, I got to move money out of a wallet, whether it's an online or a hardware wallet, into my bank. You've got Beam, of course, who has already started to make this work. The potential of going from a Coinbase wallet via Beam directly into my bank account, just smooth interaction like that, is that also in the roadmap? Where are you guys going? Yes. So what you're describing is a cash out, right? That's an important use case that we definitely have to get right in our building for and to make that super, super easy. Even today, inside Coinbase wallet, you can very easily send funds from your wallet to your retail account and then cash out. But that's like a multi -step process, right? And so we are looking at ways to make that easier and simpler. Also looking at Phantom, their NFT shortcuts, which is something, again, as we see more NFT usage within wallets especially, I know we have a lot of our own team that we utilize a lot of NFT collection. Obviously, Solana and Phantom have been the choice here. What does that look like for Coinbase in terms of the wallet being able to integrate like that? We built out really interesting things as well, like iOS widgets, where you can put your NFTs or your friends' NFTs onto your home screen on Apple. And of course, in the future, we're looking at ways to just make interaction with those NFTs easier. Like today, for example, inside Coinbase wallet, if someone actually bids on one of your NFTs, let's say you have a Ute like you were showing in this video and I want to bid on your Ute, you'll get a push notification saying, hey, Jim then wants to bid on your Ute. This is the offer. You can tap it and actually accept that offer right then and there in the wallet. So we're really pushing for more use cases, both from a commerce perspective, as well as making the long -term benefits of NFTs clear. Folks have been looking at token gating for NFTs, applying discounts if you hold certain NFTs. All of that does work naturally inside of our wallet. With that being the case, because UX is going to be a part of that, let's talk about what that might look like for you guys. 3D and AR. Let's talk about, is that something that's coming down the pipe for Coinbase wallet? We've seen this in some wallets already. How about Coinbase wallet? If it's specific to NFTs, Coinbase wallet can support rendering of all these NFTs, to see. We're looking at the creators out there that are painting this future, and we're seeing more stuff come into 3D space, more stuff come into AR space. I think just recently I noticed a team building a Pokemon Go on -chain type of game that works right inside of our Coinbase wallet dapp browser. You actually don't even need to leave the wallet, because really what we've designed here is a way where if you want to play an on -chain game, you can through the dapp browser. If you want to view 3D NFTs inside the native experience, you can. But I think there's a new world where if I'm using hardware or at a physical experience somewhere else, maybe it's an art gallery, how might that art gallery tap into the assets I'm holding, the NFTs, for example, in my wallet? Taylor, for me, a really unique experience. If I have a Finney NFT, for example, or a Utes NFT, how might that art gallery, if I'm walking through the art exhibit, show me things that might actually be relevant towards the art I've curated in my own wallet? It's almost like this personalized experience inside of an art gallery. That's kind of like this bold new future that I'm pretty excited about too. I've been surprised at how much has been accomplished with some of these projects out here. So very impressed with the movement forward. Last up here, I just want to talk a little bit about the potential for Coinbase wallet for retail businesses. And then you step back and say, OK, what is Brian Armstrong, your CEO, thinking about when you look at all these advantages that are starting to prop up in the wallet sector versus traditional, whether it's base or what Coinbase as an exchange is doing? How does he see this? I mean, I'm sure, I don't know if you can give us that answer, but how does he see this? Because I would think I'm leaning a little bit here toward wallet because of all these monster markets that are developing for it. Coinbase, the exchange, it's where folks start their crypto journey, they onboard, they move fiat from their bank into the exchange, they buy some crypto. But then what's next? Well, how do we bring them on chain? And we can do that through wallet.
A highlight from Food Sensitivities That Drive Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity with Dr Peter Osborne
"Hello, and welcome to the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast, the show designed to give you science -based solutions to improve your health and life. I'm Dr. David Jockers, doctor of natural medicine and creator of DrJockers .com, and I'm the host of this podcast. I'm here to tell you that your body was created to heal itself, and on this show, we focus on strategies you can apply today to heal and function at your best. Thanks for spending time with me, and let's go into the show. This podcast is sponsored by my friends over at shopc60 .com. If you haven't heard of carbon 60 or otherwise called C60 before, it is a powerful Nobel Prize winning antioxidant that helps to optimize mitochondrial function, fights inflammation, and neutralizes toxic free radicals. I'm a huge fan of using C60 in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to support your immune system, help your body detox, and increase energy and mental clarity. 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Now, if you take it late at night for some individuals, it may seem a little bit stimulating, so that's why we recommend taking it earlier in the day, and it will give you that great energy, that great, great mental clarity that you want all day long that will help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and aging and really help you thrive. So again, guys, go to shopc60 .com, use the coupon code JOCKERS to save 15 % off your first order and start taking back control of your health today. Welcome back to the podcast. We've got a great topic today. It's on food sensitivities that drive leaky gut and autoimmunity. I get so many questions about different food sensitivities, and so we're going to dive into that in great detail today, and our guest is the best -selling author, Dr. Peter Osborne. He is the best -selling author of No Grain, No Pain. He's often referred to as the gluten -free warrior, and he's one of the most sought -after alternative nutritional experts in the world. He's been on our podcast multiple times and always love our conversations with him. He is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten sensitivity. He lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on that topic and many other nutritionally related topics. He's the founder of the Gluten -Free Society, the author of The Gluten -Free Health Solution and the Glutenology Health Matrix, and he's got a lot of great content. If you look up gluten -free society, he's got a lot of great content there. And again, we're going to go into great detail on food sensitivities. You're going to really get a master class in that today. So without further ado, we'll jump into the interview. However, if you have not left us a five -star review on Apple iTunes, wherever you listen to this podcast, now is the time to do that. Just go to Apple iTunes, scroll to the bottom. That's where you can leave the five -star review. When you do that, it helps us reach more people and impact more lives with this message. Thanks so much for doing that, and let's go into the show. Well, Dr. Osborne, always great to talk with you. I know you're an expert when it comes to clinical nutrition and food sensitivity. Is this something you see in your practice all the time? So one of the common questions that people ask is, what is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity, right? Because some people will confuse that term and they constantly will say food allergy, but there is a difference. Yeah, great question. I think the important thing to understand is any of the people watching, if you've been to an allergist and they did like a skin prick test or even a blood test, what they were measuring for was allergy. Now allergy is specifically defined as an IgE -mediated response. So this is a type of antibody that generally will cause very acute symptoms. Most people know when they're allergic to something because they feel it within a three -hour window. So from immediate, there's this window of reaction on what's called an IgE -mediated or an acute allergy, and that is immediate to three hours is the window. So symptoms like swelling of the lips, urticaria, hives, wheels, swelling, watery, teary, itchy eyes, these are all things that are super common. If you've ever known someone with like a peanut allergy and they ate a peanut or got exposed to a peanut and they were in the hospital and they pumped them full of epinephrine, that's an allergy. Okay, now in the same category under allergy, there's something known as a subacute allergy, which is the symptoms are not quite as aggressive. Because if you ever look at an IgE lab test, they grade an allergy response with six classes of grades, right? So you could have no response, which would be zero, and then you could have anywhere from a one to a six, six being the highest, right? So six would be like that anaphylactic type of reaction. A four or a five grade, those would be not quite anaphylactic, but still quite severe. But grades one, two, and three, we put in a subacute category, and this will cause symptoms that aren't always immediately aggressively obvious or life -threatening. So things like elevated heart rate, because what happens with an acute allergy is it cranks up your adrenaline. So your heart rate would go up, your blood pressure might go up, you might see a kid bouncing off the walls, right, with their behavior because of that type of response. So again, allergy, that we have severe and then we have subacute, and then we have sensitivity. Now sensitivity is a different wheelhouse altogether. There are multiple ways the immune system reacts to food. So we just said acute allergy is IgE. Now a delayed allergy, or really technically a sensitivity, can be caused by an elevation in IgG, IgM, IgA. There's also something called an immune complex. And then there's another reaction called a T cell response. And then there are others, but these are the kind of five big categories of what can be measured in a lab setting. And these are more of a window of three hours to three weeks. So now we're not talking about, hey, I ate this and my lips swelled and I immediately had problems or symptoms. We're talking about, I ate this, it created just a persistent ongoing level of inflammation. And I might not have felt it to the severe degree that I would feel an acute allergy. And so this is why sometimes it's subtle and it can be hard to detect. So I know a lot of people will try to do like an elimination diet. And elimination diets are great. I think that's a great place to start because it's free and you should be paying attention to how you feel when you eat your food. But a lot of times the sensitivities will not be found through elimination diets and they really need to be laboratory tested for because this is a hurdle many people hit when they're trying to overcome their autoimmune problem or their leaky gut problem is they don't, they no longer know which foods they should be avoiding. They've cut out what's obvious, but they're still struggling, right? And so this is where sensitivities come in again. It's just a much longer window and the reaction is typically subtle, consistent, persistent inflammation. And so that might look like joint pain that just won't go away. That might look like, why do I have these skin rashes that are just constant and persistent? Why do I have this constant ache in my GI tract or this constant heartburn, even though I fast or even though I do things properly? And that, again, it's a low level of inflammation just slowly erodes your body's resources and makes you sicker and sicker over time. So those are the two main kind of differences. Yeah, for sure. And what are the most common food sensitivities that you see? Number one, gluten. I mean, hands down, I mean, I would argue that gluten, anyone with an autoimmune condition needs to be gluten -free. At least that's what I've seen clinically. I'm sure you have probably a similar experience with it, but gluten is number one, dairy is number two, sugar is number three, actually processed sugar, which isn't good for you anyway. But again, a lot of people need to have a test to show them, hey, this is black and white. You need to avoid that. And then beyond that, it's very much unique to the person. I mean, one of the stories I talk a lot about is the story of Ginger, who I wrote about her in my book. She was nine years old and had a terminal diagnosis. She had six months to live, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. And she was allergic, or not, I say allergic, she was sensitive to blueberries. And every morning her mom would feed her a blueberry smoothie because blueberries are superfoods, right? And they're anti -inflammatory and they have so many great benefits, but in her case, they were part of her problem. So that's pretty random. If you think about, okay, blueberries, most people don't know, okay, they don't even suspect of food like blueberries or broccoli, right, or Brussels sprouts or something like that. I have people reactive to beef and people reactive to chicken or eggs, sometimes different nuts. So it's very unique to the individual. But I'd say if you're just guessing at where to start, maybe you don't have the doctor to run the test. Start with gluten, start with dairy, start with sugar. Those three things probably will make you feel tremendously better just by avoiding. Yeah, it makes sense. There's a common phrase that we use in natural medicine, one man's superfood may be another man's poison, right? And so, again, the idea of superfoods, we typically are calling it that based on the nutritional content, but not how the body's immune system is responding to it. And that's really what we're focusing on today is not nutritional element of the food, but the way the immune system is responding to it. And you can have amazing nutritious food like an egg, which is incredibly nutritious for your body. But if your immune system is reacting to it, it's not gonna be good for you. You're gonna get a net negative when you put that in your body. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. And so, there's a common diet out there that a lot of people that have autoimmunity or chronic inflammation use is the paleo autoimmune diet, right? It eliminates a lot of different common triggers. What have you seen with that? Have you seen good results using that? So I don't use specific generalized diets in my practice. Now, in my online community, I encourage people to avoid those three. So like our no grain, no pain diet is dairy -free, sugar -free, grain -free, not just gluten, but all grains. As well in the deeper phases of the diet, we eliminate things like nightshades and eggs and other things. But that's just generic advice. Anybody who comes to see me in my practice, I test, right? Especially if you're at a point where you've already guessed as well as you can on your own, like I'm not gonna guess better than a person who lives in their own body, feels what they feel every day. So I always run the testing. As far as diets like AIP, autoimmune paleo, I mean, they're great places to start again, but a lot of people that come to me are already on that diet. And that's where they're frustrated is that they're already really restrictive in that diet. And so my thought is, sometimes we have to restrict to expand, but why restrict more than what's necessary? And so just again, a large, overwhelming restrictive diet sometimes can seem daunting. And it's really hard for a lot of people wanting to overcome and just even kind of comply to that. You know, they got families and social things they wanna do, and that can really, really challenge them. Now, I'm not saying that they shouldn't make those changes if they feel better doing it, but testing is, in my opinion, the best option if you're hitting a roadblock. And there's a lot of different testing options out there. I know there's some popular tests like the Alcat test. There's IgG, IgM testing. There's testing with the food, you know, just straight up testing with the food cooked. There's a lot of different methods. There's a lot of different kind of lab testing strategies. What have you found, looking at a number of them, what have you found to be in a sense the most effective? We use a technology called lymphocyte response, LRA, lymphocyte response assay. And what it measures, it does a few different things. Number one, it measures IgG, IgA, IgM, something called an immune complex and something called a T -cell response. But it also, it's a live analysis. So you're actually watching the lymphocyte respond in real time. So you can see a reaction as it's occurring. And so as you subject the cells to different types of food reagents, you get a much more accurate representation of what a person is going to react to. There's some flaws with some of the antibody tests because antibodies, you can make an antibody to a food or to an external substance and it can be a protective antibody and not necessarily a damaging antibody. And so a lot of the IgG tests come back and it's not that they can't be accurate or helpful. It's that they can give you an overwhelming list of food reactions. So like, you know, the average person that I see that runs an LRA, they may have 10 to 15 reactions, you know, to foods. IgG testing, you'll get like 50, 60 reactions on a person. And so now, again, it goes back into over -restriction because these IgG tests do not differentiate between friendly or damaging antibodies. And that's where, again, diet restriction is already hard. Let's make it less hard, but let's do let's make it more accurate for the patient to, you know, to embark on diet change without feeling so overwhelmed that it seems impossible. Yeah, yes, that's really good. So LRA, lymphocyte reaction, response assay, response assay. Yep. So really good, really good information there. Now, how about home testing? People will do things like muscle testing, pulse testing, things like that. Have you seen, you know, have you seen any sort of positive, positive results with that? I mean, I don't do muscle testing, I trained in it. I actually trained with the creator of muscle testing years ago, and what I found was it's subjective testing and it's not that it can't be helpful. There are a lot of people that have been helped by muscle testing, but what I find is it changes too radically quick. And so what you get is you get, OK, this week you're reactive to this, next week you're reactive to that, and it's just a lot of bouncing around without a consistency and a reliability. The immune system has a six month life cycle. This is another reason why I like lymphocyte response. It's because when we test someone, we see a reaction, we know that reaction is going to be there as long as the life of that lymphocyte is there. So, you know, generally speaking, when we take somebody on a restrictive diet based on their test results, it's not a permanent restriction. It's a six to eight month restriction because we know we're going to recycle the immune system in that process. On the other side of recycling the immune system, the immune system, when those new cells come along, they're less angry. Remember what autoimmune disease is. It's like post -traumatic stress of the immune system. Your immune system is attacking food. It's attacking the environment. It's attacking you and it's very angry and it's very prone and quick to reaction. So we have to calm that down. Right. And that first generation of cells, if we can calm that down, then the next daughter cells that come along that next generation will be a lot less aggressive. And this is what I mean earlier by we restrict to expand. So we restrict initially and then we're able to come back a lot of times after that initial restriction and it re -expand their diet because their immune systems are more tolerable to things. The immune system shouldn't overreact to food like that. Our immune systems are designed to handle most things, but we're subjected to so many dangerous chemicals and toxins, preservatives, pesticides and drugs too. So many people rely on medicines to treat their symptoms and don't realize that drugs damage the immune system and damage the GI tract. So you end up with basically a collection of allergies and sensitivities over time that now you now the act of eating becomes an act of war. And so your immune system is always on high alert. So, again, I know that wasn't exactly your question. You were asking about muscle testing and some of these other things. I just don't rely on those because my opinion of those is that they're just too subjective to base major decisions on for long periods of time. And that type of data changes too radically. It's too different. Even when I trained in applied kinesiology, my instructor, I would watch him get different results in the same person within a 10 minute time frame. And that like to me, that was just not objectively acceptable as a means to use clinically and feel comfortable about the accuracy. Yeah, that makes sense. And typically by the time people are getting to somebody like you, they've tried a lot of these different elimination diets, a lot of different strategies to kind of try to figure out and they've eliminated a lot of things and they've tried a whole bunch of different supplements and then they're like, I can't figure this out. So they go in for you and they really need that objective testing. Right. So they know exactly what to do. That's it. That's it. Objectivity is people never come to me first. They always come to me like six. Right. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And so you're saying, OK, so the immune system has that six to eight month life cycle. So when somebody comes in, they get tested, you know, 10 foods or whatever it is, blueberries are on there. They come off these foods for for six, eight months. How do you how do you go about the testing? Yeah. So we make a recommendation at least six months. And then it's based on follow up, depending on, you know, as they come back in and we're following up and we're seeing how they're progressing along, if they're if they're doing fantastically well and they're ready to reintroduce some foods, we'll retest those foods and make sure they're not still reacting to those foods because these are delayed hypersensitivity reactions. Remember, the window is three hours to three weeks and the symptoms are not always super aggressive. So I don't want them to I don't want to just tell them, hey, yeah, go ahead and reintroduce it and hope for the best. Again, objectivity is the rule of thumb. So we retest them for the foods they'd like to reintroduce back into their diets. And if they're no longer reacting, then, you know, they get they get the green light. Yeah, for sure. That makes sense. Now, what a lot of people are wondering, why does somebody develop a reaction to a blueberry? Right. Or to beef. But then, you know, not to let's say, you know, on the test, it doesn't show up that they're testing to rice or to corn or something along those lines. You know, everybody's unique and different, and a lot of times what what we do sometimes correlate is. When their guts when their guts are leaking, they're reacting predominantly to the staple foods of choice that they have. Right. So if they're, you know, if they're a beef junkie, you know, and all they eat is or a lot of what they eat is beef or broccoli or, you know, whatever it might be, we oftentimes will see those reactions showing up again. It's because their guts are leaking. Remember, behind the gut, you have the largest conglomeration of immune tissue that exists inside your entire body. It's called the gult, the gastro -associated lymphoid tissue. So if your gut's leaking, then those proteins from those foods are just basically bombarding your gut and not being properly checked by the barrier of the gut. There's four barriers in your gut that act like gates. Right. So it's like, hey, the first gate. Yeah, you look good. Come on in. The second gate. Yeah, you look good. Keep coming. Until they access the bloodstream. But when there's a leaky gut, those gate guards are on vacation. They're gone. And so now those foods are just bombarding the immune system and the immune system's like, how did these guys get here? They don't belong in this party. They haven't been checked and they haven't been appropriately tagged. We have to react against everything. And so whatever's coming through the pipeline is what we're going to see a lot of reactions to typically. Yeah, it makes a lot of sense. So typically it's what you're eating a lot of. Like in Ginger's case, she was doing a blueberry smoothie every morning. She had a leaky gut. She already had an immune system that was on overdrive that was that had PTSD, like you were talking about, where she had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. So it was going crazy and she's eating blueberries every day. So it's no wonder why it would react to the blueberries. Yeah. And then add to that, she was on methotrexate, which is a drug that destroys the lining of the GI tract. So she had no hope for healing a leaky gut, even with diet change, as long as she was dependent on that drug. And a lot of people don't realize this, but simple medicines like ibuprofen, right? Antibiotics, aspirin, over -the -counter Advil, Tylenol, these are drugs that when you rely on them on a consistent, I'm not saying if you took it once, but if you rely on these things day in and day out, they slowly erode the mucosal barrier in your GI tract. So they remove one of the gates, right? And then they make it easier for other things to go wrong. So you have to really look at at your pharmaceutical closet as well. And this is where a lot of people are trapped because they got, you know, medicine after medicine. They got an initial medicine to treat their symptoms, whether it's pain or whatever it might be. And then the drug caused damage in another way. That's what we call risk benefit. There's a there's a benefit to the drug suppressing symptoms, but there's a risk of what the drug is going to do the body over time. And now the doctor is treating the symptoms, the drug caused with a new drug. Right. And so this this kind of getting trapped in that polypharmacy is what allows a lot of people to really progressively get worse. And they think they're doing the right thing. Their doctor prescribed these things. It must be the right thing to do when in reality it's a it's a slow trap. It's a trick. I always look at pharmaceuticals as as pseudo compassionate, right? Because it's false compassion. Why? Because a doctor that gives you a drug to try to make you feel better, there's when when they're doing it without telling you why your symptoms exist, there's no compassion there. They're actually setting you up for failure. It's it's like your kids. If you just told your kids what to do all the time, but never taught them or educated them and kind of help them navigate how to make good decisions, then they would go out into the world and they would be you know, they would rely on you for the rest of their lives. Right. They wouldn't be able to spread their wings and fly. And this is what happens in medicine all the time. Doctors make you dependent on symptomatic resolution through chemistry. And unfortunately, the side effects of that leads to more of that. And people don't even realize that that's actually some of the biggest inducers of autoimmune disease are drugs that destroy the gut. Yeah, absolutely. And many of the symptoms that people are experiencing that are driven by food sensitivities, they're taking medications for those headaches, migraines, acid reflux, things like that. And I know a big a big class class of drugs that's commonly used are Harper medications, and that can actually, you know, very much induce food sensitivities and leaky gut as well. Yeah, I mean, absolutely. And, you know, beyond even that, you get the drug induced nutritional deficiencies, you know, that that happened. And so now the medicine is treating the symptom, but the drug is causing vitamin and mineral deficiencies that lead to the same symptom that the medicine is treating. And so now the patient's like, well, the medicine quit working, give me a new medicine. And, you know, again, it just stacks and layers and now they're malnourished, their guts are destroyed, and they can't heal because your body requires vitamins and minerals to heal. Like those are the building blocks for repair. And if you're if you're causing deficit of those things through, you know, through polypharmacy, then good luck. It's just not going to happen very effectively. Yeah, for sure. And the autoimmunity that somebody may be experiencing the chronic inflammation is really the body doing the best it can to keep you alive right now, because it's seeing all these chemicals, bacteria, bacterial end products, all these inflammatory agents that it sees as a risk for, in a sense, a quick death. Right. Something some sort of infection that could get into your nervous system, cause meningitis, cause encephalitis or pneumonia. And so it's trying to drive up overall immune activity so you don't get this, you know, life threatening infection. In the meantime, you're living for 10, 15, 20, 30 years with incredible joint pain from, you know, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis or, you know, whatever it is, you know, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. And so your immune system is doing the best it can to keep you alive. Right. And what we've got to do is kind of teach the immune system that, hey, you're not in a life threatening situation by healing and sealing the gut, addressing those nutrient deficiencies, right. Addressing all of those types of things. Now, when it came to somebody like Ginger, for example, you talked about earlier, you started obviously you did this test, you found food sensitivities, right. You remove those. And so you kind of customized diet there. Now, what were the other things that you were doing to help her heal? So she was also gluten sensitive. Yeah. You know, one of her other foods that she was eating a lot of was rice. So if you want to get into this, but rice by law, by FDA definition is labeled can be labeled as gluten free, although technically rice has a form of gluten in it called Orsonin, which in my experience does plenty of damage to people who have gluten issues. So a lot of people that go gluten free, but they include rice as part of their staple replacement, don't do well. As a matter of fact, there are five year follow up studies that show that 92 percent of people following a traditional gluten free diet fail to achieve the inflammatory remission in their GI tracts. And these are studies done on celiac patients. And when you when you remove the rice and the corn and the other grains, guess what happens? They achieve the remission. And there's there are a number of research studies that show this. I've seen this for 22 years in my clinic. So in her case, rice was one of the things she was already on a gluten free diet traditionally, but she hadn't omitted the rice. And so we also did that. She also had several vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We test for deficiencies. And so those were things that we supplemented and made sure that she was eating the proper foods that contain the nutrients that she was lacking. And in her case, she was you know, she was she had a permanent port embedded in her arm because she was in and out of the hospital so often for pain management treatment. Within six months, that port came out that she was supposed to be dead within six months. That port came out. And then within another six months, she was in total remission. And this is one of my first patients in private practice. So she's gone on. She's graduated college. She's out in the world, you know, doing great things and having a family and everything else. So, you know, autoimmune disease, it's a scary thing. You know, it's you know, if we look at autoimmune disease, 140 of them and, you know, most doctors will tell you, you know, because we separate them out, that autoimmune disease is doesn't have all that great of a mortality risk. But in fact, autoimmune disease, number one cause of death. If you add up all the autoimmune diseases and you compare that to cancer and heart disease, you're going to see a lot more people dying of combination autoimmune disease. Unlike you know, unlike cancer and heart disease, they clump all the cancers together. They clump all the heart diseases together. But they don't do that with autoimmune disease. So it's like the redheaded stepchild of the industry, right? It doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
A highlight from Roger Smith's Journey From The Bahamas to Pro Tennis: Beating the World #1 and Teaching The Next Generations
"Welcome to the official tennis dot com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader, Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis dot com podcast. I'm your host, Kamau Murray, and we are here with the man, the myth, the legend. A graduate of The Ohio State University, former ATP pro, a coach to many, a mentor to many, father of great tennis player, former USTA coach, worked for Federation, from the Bahamas, former Davis Cup player. If you name it in Tennessee, he's done it all, knows everyone. Everyone has great stories about him, and we're going to hear some of his great stories today. We are here with Mr. Roger Smith. Roger, welcome to the show. Thanks for having me, Kamau. I really appreciate this opportunity to speak here, man. So I'm glad I got you on the show because, you know, when we think about Bahamian tennis, the first person out of everybody's mouth is Mark Knowles. And then I got to correct him and be like, hey, what about Roger? What about the brother Roger? So, you know, you grew up playing tennis from in a small island, but, I mean, that island's had a lot of success reaching the same world group as the US back in the day. Tell me about how you got in the tennis from that small island and how you were able to sort of progress to come into play at the top level NCAA, you know, top college in the States from the Bahamas. Well, if you have all day, I can tell you that story. I'll do bits and pieces as we go. Yeah, I'm from a small island, obviously Grand Bahama in the Bahamas, but I'm actually from a very small settlement called West End. The population was probably three thousand. And in that settlement, you know, obviously, tourism is the main industry. And we had one resort down there called the Jack Tower Hotel. And remember, I'm old now, you know, I came from the days where, you know, the bosses and the powers to be were obviously, you know, we were a British colony. So obviously the white British guys were in charge. And coming from an island where there was mostly, you know, black people, we could only go so far, you know, working at that resort. You know, we could be maitre d's, you could be pool attendants. Most of us couldn't even show our face at the front desk, per se. So growing up in that environment, I kind of knew from a young age, I'm saying six years old that, hey, there's something bigger and better for me out there. You know, because all my friends growing up, all they wanted to do is be bus boys and maitre d's where they can get $40 tips and so forth. And I was like, nah, man, there's got to be something bigger than that. And so I despised that. I remember back in the day where the bosses, white guys would, you know, word would go around that they were coming into the village, per se, to eat and dine and drink a few. And everybody in the village would pretty much cook their best food. You had to dress up in your Sunday best. And if there were like three, 30 restaurants, per se, maybe they would go to visit two or three, right, during the course of the evening. And everyone would be so disappointed. All the restaurant owners or the bars would be so disappointed. I mean, the look on their face, man, was just terrible, you know, in disappointment. And I just despised that, man. And that motivated me. I found my purpose at a young age. I was not going to get caught up in that stuff. I knew there was something bigger and better out there for me. I didn't know what it was at the time. I was six years old. But, you know, I took a bold step to just strive for something better. And even if I so -called failed to end people's eyes, it didn't matter. My purpose was so deep that it just didn't matter, man. I was going for it. I didn't know it was tennis. But we eventually moved to Freeport, where my mother, we moved to this condominium, and they had tennis courts and they had a tennis wall. And it was so bad. Come on, man. None of the kids would play with me, man. And mostly white kids, you know, expats. One of them would play with me. And there happened to be one kid I went to school with that taught me how to score, taught me the rules of the game. And, man, I just became a fanatic. I fell in love with the sport. And I played a lot of other sports, you know, basketball, baseball, you name it, track and field. But I just fell in love with tennis, man. And I just played on this wall all day, all night. I wouldn't even get in trouble with my mom, man. I'd come in after dark and I'd lose a million balls. I'd be climbing fence to find balls, man. But I got good. And three months later, I played my first tournament. And back in the day, junior tournament was just 18 and under. No age group. No age group. Right. Yeah. And I got to the quarterfinals, you know, just on fight. My strokes were terrible. I could run. I hate to lose. Like I said, I had a purpose, man. Now, were you self -taught at that point? Did you receive any form or training? Or was it just you and the wall? Just me and the wall. Self -taught. And everybody that would hit with me, man, I wanted to go all day. They would hit for 10 minutes and quit. I was just getting so pissed, man. I wanted to just hit all day. I'd line them up, man, hit with three people. And after like an hour, they quit. I had no one else to hit with, man. So I would just go on the wall. Right. And I, you know, I just learned. I just didn't want to miss. I just got consistent. And I got to the quarterfinals, like I said, beat a couple of good guys. And then I lost in the quarters to this kid who was 18. And he had a beard, man. Big and strong. Good strokes. Lost six points a third in a three and a half hour match. And then all the kids wanted to play with me. And then some men saw me play and they invited me to their club. And they were like, look, it was hotel, really, not the club. And come play with the men. So I started to play with the men and they would beat my butt, man. I'd be crying because I want to win so bad. They would tease me. But I forgot the kids, man. You know, I didn't play with them. I just learned how to compete, you know, just learn how to compete through everything. And a year later, man, I played my first 12 and under national tournament, which was in Nassau now, where Mark Knowles is from. And I won the 12 and unders. And that was like within six to eight months after I first started playing tennis. So that's how I got started, man. That's how I got started. But I was like a court rat, man. Anyone would tell you, man, if you want to define Roger Smith, he was at the court at this one hotel called the Princess Tower. And going further, you know, the Princess Tower was where they had the superstars. I don't know if you remember the superstars back. That might be before your time. That's before my time. Yeah, but you heard of it, right? That's when they had all the superstars of every sport come in and compete against each other in different sports. To see who was the best. And this guy saw me play, and he loved the way I played, man. He saw me hitting other courts and he said, hey, who's your coach? And I said, man, I don't really have a coach. And he said, I'm going to come back in two weeks, man. I'm going to get you some coaching. And I go, okay, man, you're going to come back in two weeks. I'll be ready. So an hour later he came back and he shook my hand. And he says, look, man, you ready to go? I mean, I mean, this is how serious I am. And he gave me a hundred dollar bill. And a hundred dollars back then is a lot of money. And it was a big guy, man. You know, and he just had this certain look about it, man. And a strong male figure, you know, but I didn't know who he was. Gave me a hundred dollars. Show enough, Kamal. Two weeks later, he came back and he said, you're going to be ready to go on Sunday. This is like Thursday. And I'm like, damn, he's serious. I'm like, yeah, I'm going to be ready to go. And he says, but I got to meet your parents. So I go, I get you. You're not going to meet my dad. Because remember, my dad passed away when I was 11 months old. So I never really knew my dad. So it was all my mom, you know. And so I told her, look, we got to go to dinner to meet this guy. He's going to take me to Florida to get this coaching. She's like, man, get the hell out of here, man. You crazy. I was like, no, man, no. And she's like, I ain't going. I was like, no, you're not going to kill my dream. You got to go. So she came. We went, we met him at the hotel. She saw him. I said, there's the guy right there. She says, do you know who that is? And I go, no, I don't know who that is. She said, that's Jimmy the Greek. And I'm like, Jimmy the Greek? I don't know who that is. And she said, man, that's Jimmy the Greek. So anyway, we went. You know, Jimmy the Greek, man. You know, he was the big Vegas odds man there with sports and stuff. You know, he did Monday Night Football. He was huge. And so anyway, long story short, she gave me $200 to go with him on Sunday. We get to the ticket counter and I said, hey, Mr. Snyder, because his name is Jimmy the Greek Snyder. Here's my $200 for the ticket. He said, man, keep that money in your pocket, man. So we get on the flight, man. We go to Miami and we get there and we're met by like a group of like seven, eight people. And you could tell they were someone, you know, and a limousine. And we go to the limousine and I'm really nervous because I'm like, our bags, man. I need our bags. And he's like, oh, don't worry about the bags. I'm like, no, no, no, you don't understand. That's all the clothes I got. I need my bags. So we get to his condominium and we went to this place called the California Country Club, which is where I was going to train with Gardner Malloy. But he had a condo there and it was owned by Cesar's Palace. And so we go up to his condo. We get in there and our bags are there. I'm like, damn, is this magic? What the hell? How did we get our bags blown away? But it was my first formal experience of life of the rich and famous. You know what I'm saying? Damn, these guys got magic, man. I mean, we ain't got it like that. I don't have it like that in the Bahamas, you know what I mean? So I got my first coaching experience from Gardner Malloy, the great Gardner Malloy. You know, obviously, and he was great. He was stubborn. He was mean, but he meant well. And I was not going to blow my chances at this chance to play tennis. Yes, I was going to ask you that because, you know, a lot of like we always talk about people from Barbados, from the US version of the island, from the Bahamas, finding their way to Florida at some point. Right. Yes. So comments on the island. And at some point, somebody makes a phone call, sees him at a tournament, sees him at ITF. And before you know it, they are one of the academies in Florida. So is that when at 11 years old, is that when you made your move to Florida? It was at 12. I had my first experience with coaching with Gardner Malloy. Yes. And I would. And the very next year at 13, I went for the summer and then I actually went to a military high school in Florida. I played state championships, got to the semifinals in Florida and everything. I was highly recruited in Florida. Florida State, Florida, Stetson, you name it, UCF. Didn't really want to stay in Florida because I don't really like Florida, believe it or not. Southeastern Oklahoma State University. So there were a lot. I got accepted at USC, but not a scholarship, obviously, because remember, if you're from the islands, you can't play the national tournaments. You have to be an American. So if it wasn't by word of mouth, you weren't getting in. And that's exactly how I got to the Ohio State University. Just by word of mouth, man. And they flew me up, man, for a visit. The minute I hit ground, that was it. Decision made. Now, that's interesting you say that because a lot of people don't really understand that. That if you are from one of the smaller islands, you aren't playing Kalamazoo, San Diego, none of the USTA, Midwest, all that kind of stuff. Florida sectionals. And so it is about word of mouth and relationships and just international relationships between college coaches and coaches overseas and in Mexico or the Bahamas to actually find players. You know, it ain't just, let me go play Kalamazoo, somebody's going to see me. By the time they get to Kalamazoo, they already got somebody from Europe that they saw, you know what I mean? Or the Bahamas. Right. And then back then, remember, the ITF junior tournaments were done different because it was done by invitation. Well, certain countries had certain allotment, right? Like the United States would get like 10 players in the slams, in the junior slam. Islands like the Bahamas got like one player invited. And of course, I never got invited. For whatever reason, we're not going to get into that. Players before me got invited. My turn, nothing. Players after me got invited. And I was always one or two in my country. But anyway. So you go to the Ohio State University. Did you do your recruiting visit when it was snowing or when it wasn't snowing? You know, we know we see guys in the Midwest trying to fight to go to Florida, UCLA, Texas, TCU, and you went from Miami to Columbus, Ohio. I went luckily in March. It was turning a little, you know. And you know, it was cool, man, because they had block parties and everything, man. And I mean, I was in awe because 64 ,000 students, man, you know, that's the population of my whole island. And I was like, I'm going to go to university with 64 ,000 people. Dang, that was amazing. And I always wanted to go to a big school. So, but never thought of Ohio State. All my friends that played football obviously wanted to go to Ohio State. So they were jealous when I went up there and came back and told them how great it was. Now, how good was the school back then? Were y 'all continuing for a championship? Were y 'all, you know, top 25? What was the story? No, man, we weren't even, we weren't even top, we weren't even top, I don't know, we were top 80, man. You know, we had a good three, four players and we fell off at five and six. And then we had maybe one or two good doubles team. And then we had some injuries on our team that hurt us also. So you can't win with four players. You know what I mean? You need a six players, but the team was great. And I got what I wanted. You had Ernie Fernandez, who was a graduate, would come back and practice and train with me. I had pros that would come in and I was able to hit with them. So to keep myself going. Now, one of my best coaches and persons instrumental in my development, Ron McDaniel, was there at Ohio State with you. So, you know, he always tells us these stories about how great he was. How good was Ron? You know, and by the time he started coaching me, you know, he had the braces on his knee. He had surgery. You know what I mean? So he'd stay in the corner and bang with me cross court. You know what I mean? Yeah. Ronnie was good, man. Ronnie was good. Serving volley. He had a great serve. He had good hands. Ronnie was good. In fact, Ronnie beat me in our challenge matches. It was the only match like I lost in challenge matches. It was Ronnie that won that. We became real tight, real good friends. That was my boy in college, no doubt about it. You know, we still talk tonight. No, he was good. He was good. He did get injured. Unfortunately, we were playing Harvard one time when an overhead came down. And we needed him, man. If we had him, we could beat top 50. One player. But it was unfortunate, man. I felt bad for him. Reboot your credit card with Apple Card. It gives you unlimited daily cash back that can earn 4 .15 % annual percentage yield when you open a savings account. A high yield, low effort way to grow your money with no fees. Apply for Apple Card now in the Wallet app on iPhone to start earning and growing your daily cash with savings today. Apple Card subject to credit approval. Savings is available to Apple Card owners. Subject to eligibility. Savings accounts by Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Member FDIC. Terms apply. So you go from Ohio State who wasn't top 25 in the country at that time. Now they're just a perennial powerhouse, right? And then you take that and you get top 100 in the world and make it on the Pro Tour. Yes. And we've seen players win NCAA's and never become top 100. Right. So what made you believe you could make the transition? What was the switch that happened as you go to what then, obviously Ohio State's a big school but a small tennis program at the time, right? To really make that transition. Well, we had a good schedule, number one, which was good. And remember, I found my purpose early. So you know what, when you find your purpose, and I teach this all the time Kamal, nothing's going to stop you. It doesn't matter where you go to school. It doesn't matter if you really want it, you're going to find a way. And my purpose was so deep. I don't care where I went. I was going to find a way to do it. Obviously, I wasn't worried about my tennis. I kept developing and stuff. And I was top 20 in college, despite being at Ohio State and not a powerhouse, I was top 20.
A highlight from Tangem 2.0 Wallet Launches! | New Self-Custody Upgrades INTERVIEW
"Let's go into self -custody and talk about the pros, the cons, some of the companies that you guys could be looking at, and breaking down what self -custody does for you, maybe as a crypto investor or an NFT collector. We'll do all that for you today. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in the Tech Path. Joining me today is David Wolschner, who is Tangem's brand ambassador. Full disclosure, Tangem is a sponsor of our show. So, great to have you on the show. Thank you, Paul. It's a pleasure to be here, and thank you so much. Yeah. Let's get into a couple of things. I want to go over, first of all, some of the things that have happened in self -custody in general, and I think everybody that watches our channel, maybe if you're new out there right now, one of the things that occurred here in the past six, eight months is we had some big issues with hardware wallets. One of the big ones, of course, was Ledger. Ledger, of course, had some issues that came out. I won't go into the detail. If you guys want to see that video, go back and look at our channel. But when you look at what happened with Ledger, David, how much did that boost your business in general? Was that a good thing for you guys or was it a bad thing? First of all, I think it was a very bad thing for all the trust that we built up over the last decade in the complete blockchain and crypto industry. But long story short, for Tangem specifically, it was awesome. We were sold out within a couple of days, and it was really a tremendous amount of orders we received for our latest version, 1 .0 version. So all our warehouses in the States and everywhere in the world get completely emptied out by the customers so that we were forced to ship our cards, our hardware wallets directly from the main producer in Hong Kong. So yeah, it was good, yeah. OK. With that being the case, and you look at the issue of self -custody, because I think now I would say that most everybody has kind of recovered in the sense of they understand a little bit more and they're much more aware of the self -custody challenges that are out there. Explain to me some of the benefits that Tangem brings to the table versus, say, some of the hardware, physical hardware wallets that are out there. First of all, the biggest point is ask yourself, how long does it took you the very first time to set up your very first hardware wallet? So I mean, I can talk out of my own experience. It took me really hours to set up my ledger the very first time. I like ledger. It's a good device. It has a good haptic. It's a good product, honestly. But you're definitely going to keep yourself busy for hours and hours to understand, to get into, to do a deep dive, and also really know what you're doing there. And that is honestly the biggest point what Tangem is doing totally differently. We would like to be the bridge between 8 billion people and the blockchain industry. So self -custodial, as you already said, is one of the major and the biggest points we have to focus on if we want to be our own bank. I mean, Satoshi Nakamoto started with that great idea, be your own bank. And that is what we provide with the Tangem cards. It doesn't matter if you have the 1 .0 version or the 2 .0 version. That's a black card. You can see a little better. It is really absolutely simple to set up your hardware wallet. If you guys don't mind, just check out the Tangem YouTube channel and see that I have done a small test with a random stranger at the Walmart neighborhood store next to my house here and gave him a pack of the 1 .0 cards, told him, hey, buddy, if you can set that up in less than four minutes, they give you 50 bucks in Bitcoin and you get the card for free. And honestly, this guy had no idea what to do. He set that up in three and a half minutes. He got 50 bucks in Bitcoin and a fully qualified hardware wallet. So long story short, we make things more simple. And with our three card design, or let me say with our multi -card design, also absolutely secure. So honestly, nobody can hack this card. Right now, we have produced a little bit more than a million cards over the last years. So Tangem is a company from 2017 founded in Switzerland, and none of that one million cards ever get hacked, broke or just lost their ability to sign the transactions.
Meet Karen Barry: The Queen of Irish Powerlifting!
"Today I'm joined by the Queen of Irish Powerlifting, Karen Barry. Karen, you're very welcome to Recipes for Success. Oh, that's a whopper of an introduction. Thank you very much. Delighted to be here, Heather. Thank you. Oh, well, look, I'm going to embarrass you more because I know I said it before we clicked record but I powerlifted a little bit a couple of years ago, not as successfully or as consistently as Karen listeners, I will tell you, but that's when I first came across you and your story and I was genuinely in awe of you then and sometimes, you know, when I worked in corporate jobs and they'd ask you these questions like who did you admire and why and I actually used to give you as an example. No way. Oh, my God. That's so lovely. Yeah. So I'm a big fan girl so hopefully I can keep it together and ask you some interesting questions. I'll just be like, Karen, tell me more. So look, I suppose, again, like I said, our path crossed around powerlifting and for anyone that's listening to this that doesn't know what that is, it's a sport where there's kind of three compound lifts that you complete, it's squat bench and deadlift and they go in that order and you can compete at international level and it's actually a very popular sport here in Ireland and kind of growing across the world. And Karen, for you, I suppose, in powerlifting, you found this activity that you were passionate about and you excelled in and this was quite later in your life if I'm right in understanding you were nearly 50 at the time. Like, tell us about how you found the sport and what trajectory that then put your life on. Well, I was never sporty in school. I didn't play any sports whatsoever. Bit of a couch potato all my life, to be honest with you. And it was only when I was getting into my mid to late 40s that I thought, you know, better watch the health of it. And I started walking and doing boot camp classes, spinning classes. Not a fan of the cardio, really, but I was sitting on a spin bike one day, looking out the door thinking, what am I doing with my life? And I saw the weights section and I thought, OK, they look interesting, I wonder what that's all about. Started a little weights program with dumbbells and that, moved to another gym that was strength and conditioning specific. And that's where I first picked up a barbell. And the instant I picked the barbell up, that was it. I was just hook, line and sinker, loved it, took to it naturally, took to it very naturally. And the coaches kind of realized earlier on that, God, she's very, very strong. And that then led to them looking into powerlifting competitions. And within six months, I think six or eight months, I did my first powerlifting competition and it just completely and utterly snowballed. And before long, I was lifting internationally. So, you know, it completely changed my life. I've traveled all over the world. I've met some amazing people. I've met some fantastic close friends, you know, here in Ireland through it. My family has seen a huge change in me. It just completely took over my life. Like powerlifting is a strength sport as in physical strength, but it also carries over. It makes you mentally strong and it gives you confidence. It's kind of hard to describe.
Gallagher LST3 - burst 1
"The more you learn about her parents, the more you understand Therese. In fact, it's interesting to put side by side even a photo of Therese's mother and Therese. You can see the very evident family resemblance. Harder to know how much she looks like her father because her father had this big beard, which hit some of his features. All right, this next letter is the letter that she writes, Zélie writes, to her sister -in -law Céline when it's evident now that her breast cancer is serious. This is eight months before her death. She has been to the doctor, she'll tell her sister -in -law and so she's just letting her know of the situation. So obviously this is a very intense moment. My dear sister, my heart is pounding thinking of how much I'm going to hurt you. Now that is what really strikes me. Here Zélie is the one who knows that she probably doesn't have much longer to live.
"The more you learn about her parents, the more you understand Therese. In fact, it's interesting to put side by side even a photo of Therese's mother and Therese. You can see the very evident family resemblance. Harder to know how much she looks like her father because her father had this big beard, which hit some of his features. All right, this next letter is the letter that she writes, Zélie writes, to her sister -in -law Céline when it's evident now that her breast cancer is serious. This is eight months before her death. She has been to the doctor, she'll tell her sister -in -law and so she's just letting her know of the situation. So obviously this is a very intense moment. My dear sister, my heart is pounding thinking of how much I'm going to hurt you. Now that is what really strikes me. Here Zélie is the one who knows that she probably doesn't have much longer to live.
A highlight from Finding Freedom on Bitcoin Island in the Philippines with Marc Mantini
"In El Salvador, they have Bitcoin Beach, and in the Philippines, in this little island, it's called Bitcoin Island, and they've onboarded about 260 merchants right now on the island. Welcome to the Coin Stories podcast, where we get to explore the future of money, business, technology, and Bitcoin's revolutionary promise to boost economic prosperity around the world and mend our broken financial system. I'm Natalie Brunel, and I'm here to learn with you. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the discussions should constitute as official investment advice, and you should always do your own research. Please make sure to subscribe to the show so you don't miss out on any new episodes. This podcast is made possible through partnerships with companies I trust, and I'm very picky about who I choose to partner with, so I hope you take the time to listen to the ad reads throughout the show. Thanks for joining me, and if you like this type of content and want to see more of it, make sure to hit that like button. All right, it's time for the show. Welcome back, everyone. A couple of weeks ago, I put out a tweet, and I asked for Bitcoiners from around the world to get in touch with me if they want to share their Bitcoin story. I just want to hear from other people about how they got into Bitcoin, why they believe in it, maybe their struggles with fiat, and I got a lot of responses, and I'm really excited to share these stories, starting Mark with Mantini, who is living on Bitcoin Island in the Philippines, has a fascinating backstory. So, Mark, thank you so much for joining me. Hey, Natalie. Thanks so much for having me. It's great chatting with you, and yeah, I'm glad we're able to connect and happy to be here and share my story today. Okay. So, Mark, you're originally from Canada. You learned about Bitcoin in 2016. So just tell me a little bit about your backstory and how you actually heard about Bitcoin. Yeah, for sure. So, like most people, I actually heard about it prior to sort of jumping in, right? So I came across my path maybe in 2014, and I kind of dismissed it, just, you know, busy with life. So I didn't really think too much into it. And then in 2016, my wife, her and her siblings are all sort of computer engineers background, software engineers, network engineers, and it was her brother in Australia who actually told us about this new technology where we can sort of send money back home to the Philippines and Australia where some of her other siblings live at cheaper, faster rates. So at that point right there, I mean, that sold me. At that point, I didn't know anything about the network, difficulty adjustments, having cycles. I didn't know anything about the underlying technology. We just knew we could send it home quicker, faster, instant than Western Union and other remittances that the Philippines typically uses. So once we found out that, I was pretty much sold at that point. Yeah, I mean, millions of people around the world, they're sending money back home to their families and they're spending. I was surprised by how high the fees are with companies like Western Union. So for you, it was like this solves an immediate problem. Exactly. It was a no -brainer really, right? So once we found out that, it was just, that was it. And then it took me another maybe year or so before I really started going down the rabbit hole and understanding the whole underlying technology and everything that comes with it. But at that time, we were just like, we can get it there instant. You know, mom didn't have to take a bus to go get it. They didn't, you know, take their 15%, didn't take three days. So like I said, we were all in just with that alone. And then once we started digging deeper into it, then we just fell down the hole. And then, yeah, so it's been almost seven, eight years now. Wow. Well, so how did you learn about it? Because I think that there is this wide chasm between when you first hear about it, you're skeptical, you maybe dip your toe in, and then going on a Bitcoin standard and moving to Bitcoin island. So what was that process like for you and how did you actually learn about it so that you have total conviction in it? For sure. So once I started to put my mind to like learning about this new technology, obviously started with reading the white paper, right? I think that's where you start understand what it's about, all the underlying technology. And from there, it just started getting into sort of podcasts. Although back then, it wasn't that many podcasts, I guess, it was just as many videos, I could see YouTube videos, anything that came across our path, we were just all over it, basically trying to gather as much information as possible. And then speaking with my wife's brother, they were just kind of helping explain sort of the technology about it from the network standpoint. And then from there, we just started stacking as much as possible. And we really haven't stopped since. And about the Bitcoin standard. Yeah. So the Philippines, we're on an island called Barakay right now. And it's also known as Bitcoin island. So in El Salvador, they have Bitcoin beach. And in the Philippines, in this little island, it's called Bitcoin island. And they've onboarded about 260 merchants right now on the island, accepting Bitcoin. So it's pretty amazing, actually, yeah. What made you decide to move there from Canada? I know that you were really involved in in the meetups in Toronto, you helped out with the first Canadian Bitcoin conference. So what made you leave? You know, really, it's, um, the world is changing. And if you follow anything that's happening with Canada, it's pretty much run by like, a tyrant government right now. And we were personally affected with our jobs. And once that happened, I mean, I'm Generation X, so we don't trust in general, a lot of things. And when that happened to us at work, that was kind of the final tipping point for us. So we went out to the trucker convoy in Ottawa back in early 2022, just to support the whole trucker movement. And it was just a great experience, Natalie, so many great people we met, that we probably wouldn't have met, if that didn't happen. So it was kind of a blessing in disguise, although going through it at the time, obviously, it wasn't a lot of fun. So that was the tipping point for us, right. And then once we heard about Bitcoin island, and all the things they're doing, my wife is originally from there. So we just decided to make a move. So we're just out here right now, basically, on an open ticket, just exploring, having fun, contributing just from a sort of a grassroots level, trying to help out as much as we can with people who are interested in trying to help them out. So, you know, the Philippines remit, I think the fourth largest company that country, excuse me, that remits money back home. So this is just another way to basically help them do it at a cheaper, faster, more efficient rate. So we're just kind of doing our part, like I said, at the grassroots level. And, yeah, we're just gonna be out here and see how it goes and plan to stay for a while and help out as much as we can. Yeah, you know, I actually met a woman from the Philippines here in St. Louis, she's on a work visa. And she was mentioning to me how she sends money back home and the inflation that she's experienced in her country. And I was trying to tell her about Bitcoin, but you know, it's so hard. It's really hard to get people to understand and to trust it, since it's all digital. And a lot of people, when they look at this space from the outside, they feel like they could potentially lose their money. So there's that, you know, initial hurdle. But I want to ask you a little bit more about the Philippines. But first, you know, in terms of Canada and that trucker protest, I think that that was a huge orange pill moment for so many people, including even a presidential candidate here that we have, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said that that's what made him realize that we really need Bitcoin and Bitcoin freedoms need to be protected. So, I mean, were you surprised that the government today in 20, well, it was 2022, I think at the time, but overreached in that way? And I know your family was personally affected. I mean, lost your jobs because of the decisions that you made. Did you think that that was possible in this day and age? I didn't really think it possible, but I did. If you look at the history of our current prime minister, I mean, his father was prime minister and it's sort of they're cut from the same cloth, right? So it's a good point you mentioned, Natalie, because there was a lot of money donated to the truckers via different methods. And the only method that wasn't confiscated was donations. Bitcoin So all the GoFundMe, all of the other avenues to help out the truckers, they got confiscated by the government, frozen bank accounts. I mean, Natalie, we were talking about single mothers donating 10 bucks, you know, just to help out the truckers getting confiscated. Meanwhile, we already know what's happening. Did you know people who had a and year seven months, eight months now, and people are still going to court for that and people are still trying to fight those in court? And it was really unfortunate. So circle back to your question, was I kind of surprised in this day and age? Not really, not from the current government in Canada, unfortunately. So it's just a really, really sad situation. But we're proud to be a part of the Trucker Convoy supporting. We were there for four or five days. We met some great folks who are still in touch with today.
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 24
"Cycling isn't just cycling. It can be cycling or cycling or even cycling. Peloton isn't just one thing. We have classes that will ease you in and classes that will make you sweat and a range of instructors so you can find your match. Whatever you're in the mood for, we can get you in the zone. See for yourself with a worry free 30 day home trial. Visit one Peloton dot com slash home dash trial terms apply. Welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. It's just about everything that's happened this week. I'm Eric Hanson, and we begin with President Trump, who made some controversial statements about abortion this week and called Ron DeSantis's six week abortion ban a terrible mistake. We might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America over abortion is crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. If a federal ban landed on your desk, if you were re -elected, would you sign it at 15 weeks? Are you talking about a complete ban? A ban at 15 weeks? Well, people are starting to think of 15 weeks. That seems to be a number that people are talking about right now. Would you sign that? I would I would sit down with both sides and I negotiate something and we'll end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years. I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, the sanctus would really design a five week and six week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number. But at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people who took that answer and proclaimed that Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. I believe it's ridiculous to claim that a guy who's the only president to ever attend the March for Life, the guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just. The opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box. And we're losing elections. So President Trump has some campaign trouble to manage. Meanwhile, our current president can barely navigate a simple speech. If you miss Joe Biden at the U .N. this week, well, buckle up. Remember when Trump went to the United Nations and gave a really good speech and the media freaked out and said how goofy and wild and unpresidential and unprecedented it was, they had a complete meltdown and he gave a really decent speech. Compare that to the appearance of Joe Biden yesterday at the U .N. Now, even as we have all our institutions and drive creative new partnerships. Let me be clear. Certain principles of our international system are sacrosanct. Both Biden and Kamala Harris do the same thing when they say, let me be clear, run for the hills, because when they say, let me be clear, you're going to see nothing but mud and gibberish. I mean, babbling incoherently in front of the United Nations. And if that wasn't wild enough, you've got the Ukrainian President Zelensky. He marches in with his entourage. You know, I used to say I was torn about Ukraine. People that I respect insist that we have got to continue to fund the Ukrainian battle with Russia, that the American people have to help Ukraine with its border. We dare not have a wall for our own border, but we better, by God, help Ukraine with theirs. We better fund them. We better give them the missiles they want. We got to give them the ammunition they need. We need to. We got to stop Vladimir Putin. And if you push back against that, you're a stooge for Vladimir Putin. You're a Putin puppet. Just ask Tucker Carlson. When Tucker dared to express the belief that the American people have bigger fish to fry than funding Ukraine, he was thoroughly denounced and renounced as a stooge of Vladimir Putin. So there goes Zelensky marching into the UN yesterday with his bodyguards and his entourage, and he gets up to that podium. And what he said was pretty stunning. I expected he would stand at that giant podium in front of that ugly green background at the UN and talk about the need to fund his military. Talk about Russia's aggression against the Ukrainian people. Talk about Ukraine's place in the whole worldview of things instead. We got this. Even though humanity is failing on its climate policy objectives, this means that extreme weather will still impact the normal global life and some evil state will also weaponize its outcomes. And then people in the streets of New York and other cities of the world went out on climate protest. We all have seen them and when people in Morocco and Libya and other countries die as a result of natural disasters and when islands and countries disappear underwater and when tornadoes and deserts are spreading into into new territories and when all of this is happening, one unnatural disaster in Moscow decided to launch a big war and killed the tens of thousands of people. No wonder loony leftists have the Ukrainian flag in their front yard. You would think the Ukrainian president had bigger problems than climate change. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers hit the picket lines this week. They made a few modest demands like a 40 % pay raise in a four day work week. Speaking of the UAW strike, I watched Sean Fain, the president of the United Auto Workers Union on the Sunday morning news shows. And you know, I admit I'm not a real big fan of unions. In fact, quite the opposite. I kind of think that unions have helped destroy many aspects of our economic system. In fact, it's a commonly held view that pension plans that used to be in place contributed to the decline of the U S automakers. Well, now the UAW is demanding pensions come back. They want the old fashioned defined benefit plan. And as Bloomberg points out, pensions are not worth striking over. You know what I find interesting about the UAW dispute? I heard all the talking points about how the corporate executives at the big three automakers make too much money. That's a Bernie Sanders mantra. That's an Elizabeth Warren trope. The executives make too much. You know, a company can be producing billions of dollars of revenue, but the Bernie Sanders of the world want to cap what an executive at one of those companies earns, which I always find so fascinating. It's as if they want to equate the guy or gal on the assembly line with the big automakers. Well, they're not the same. I mean it'd be nice if everybody made the same amount of money in life hate to break it to your life doesn't work that way. Some people make more than others and admittedly a lot of it is luck. I don't deserve the living that I make, but I'm very blessed to make a good living. There are people make a lot more than I do and I don't begrudge them anything, but simply because somebody that might have a show on television might make 10 times what I make. I don't think I should make what they make simply because we do the same essentially same thing. I mean, and Democrats always have such hypocrisy on this issue. Like somebody just texted me, how many homes does Bernie Sanders have again? It's more than one. But here's something that I noticed when I heard Sean Fain, the president of the UAW talk about executives compensation and how we're not making enough and we're taking steps backwards. I mean, the fact of the matter is the union gave up the defined benefit pension plan in a previous negotiation. Now they want it back. When you give up a benefit like that, you're not going to get it back. That's not realistic. And here's what I'm interested in. You know what was missing from all the coverage of the UAW strike? They never talk about what auto make auto workers make. Now I kept hearing how somebody on the assembly line can't feed their family. Really? What do they make? I kept hearing that Sean Fain kept saying the auto workers have taken three steps backwards. Really? How much do they earn? I know what they want to make. They want a 40 % pay increase and they want to only work four days a week. Now that's a pretty good deal.
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"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. All of the time he has to spend in core rooms really hurt his campaign because so far hasn't really hurt his campaign. Yes, I would have had another 22 ,000 votes. Are you saying you needed those votes in order to win? Are you acknowledging you didn't win? I'm not acknowledging no. I say I won the election. When we ask people how they feel about getting this rematch, they said that they think that means politics in the U .S. is broken. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. Boy, we live in a broken world, don't we? The weekend was chock full of bad news. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was apparently ambushed as he sat at a red light. Somebody assassinated him. They pulled up next to him and shot him in the head. A video was released of two kids in Las Vegas murdering a retired police chief, a guy on his bike out for his morning ride in Las Vegas. These two kids thought it would be funny to mow him over to kill him and they did. According to Charlie Kirk, one of the two perpetrators is right now free. They don't even have both of them behind bars. The two punks, the two cowards, the two monsters who murdered this guy in cold blood. And also, of course, we might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life is a centerpiece, is a foundation of the Republican Party fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece, that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America is over abortion crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell -bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. So for the first time in 62 years, I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, DeSantis is willing to sign a five -week and six -week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number, but at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people like my friend Mark Davis who took that answer and that proclaimed Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. And here's what Mark tweeted over the weekend. The heartbeat bill is, quote, a terrible thing and a terrible mistake, unquote. Mark said, I loved every day of his presidency. Thank God he beat Hillary. And if he's the nominee, I'll walk through fire to help him beat Joe Biden. But Trump is not pro -life. Now, as expected, Mark and I had a pretty solid disagreement only because I believe it's ever a ten the march for life. The guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just the opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box and we're losing elections. And here's what Mike Cernovich, who's a conservative influencer on social media, here's what he tweeted or posted on X. He said, if you want to be pro -life, no exceptions, good for you. Lose every election, have no political power, then see what life looks like in a Bolshevik hellhole. Will you feel good because you didn't compromise as your children starve? That's the alternative. And I really do appreciate his point. I am pro -life. I'm proud to tell you every day about Preborn. I want you to support an organization like Preborn. I want women to see ultrasounds and see what that baby inside their womb looks like, because the chances are that woman is going to choose life. I have fought and represented the life movement for many, many years, but I'm also realistic enough to know that if we lose election after election after election because too many women are turning against the GOP over additional abortion restrictions, we're never going to have any Republicans in office to prevent more carnage against the unborn, because we may never win another election. And that's the dilemma. I truly believe that Trump was answering the question on Meet the Press with that in mind, that the reason he thinks it's a terrible idea is he thinks it's costing us elections. Is he pro -life? Of course he is. Was it a clunky answer? Perhaps. Should you want to score points by declaring that Trump is now somehow some wild -eyed pro -choice Democrat? I don't think that's fair and I don't think that's reasonable, but I'm going to turn it over to the smartest audience in America. That's you. Here's the PhD weight loss and because you probably followed this controversy over the weekend. I want to get your take on it. I want to get your reaction. I heard from my pal, Joey Hudson. A lot of people in South Carolina were shocked at what Trump said, very disappointed in his answer. Do you feel that way or do you recognize he is trying to navigate the challenge of winning elections so that we can continue to have the kind of pro -life presidency that he delivered? Am I wrong? 800 -655 -MIKE. 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"Live. That's a great question. Hi John. Well clearly we do know that those of handful companies are extraordinarily expensive. This is probably not the best time to be increasing your exposure to them. market The is looking pretty frothy. And then as you talk about the geopolitical tensions which continue to brew maybe they do present some challenges ahead. And then if you look at the rest of the market the market doesn't look that strong. I mean you can see that some of the economic pressures or at least concerns about potential economic pressures are weighing on some company performances. Now we could see that some of those valuations of those big tech names as they start to be pressured that's going to pull down the wider market. But ultimately if we want to see a sustained or if we will see a sustained drop in the market it has to be driven by concerns about the economy which as you said today it's not so clear. Seema, the heart of the matter, Jen Farrell mentioned this earlier is stagflation is I would suggest a pretty wide outcome a lot of our listeners and viewers. What if we get a true disinflationary trend based on growth. tepid All of a sudden you got a model disinflation into how you accomplish that. So we are expecting the inflation numbers to continue to come down. We are also expecting the economy to slow down which is what drives inflation lower. The idea is that how much lower do they go? Do we go to the 2 % level? What is the implication for the Fed policy beyond just the next six months of are they going to hike again or not? That is the longer term question. Now for us I think it is actually a very difficult toss up. The general thinking over the last six, seven, eight months has been actually that because of climate change, because of monetary policy, fiscal policy you can have higher inflation out the over next ten years. Actually when you start to bring AI into the conversation maybe that gets a little bit more dicey. So I think that conversation is still to be had if you're looking out over a five, ten year horizon. Just to bring these two conversations together, how much does this move against the iPhone really in China accelerate some of the decoupling and some of the de some of the supply chain sort of redundancies that have to be built in that are going to cause inflation to remain higher? Are you rethinking any of your theses based on increasing tensions there? Well actually I think the geopolitical tension discussion and what the impact on global growth is going to be has been around for so long. This isn't, we have seen repeated moves by both parties against technology firms. So this again isn't a new conversation. I think for Apple specifically, it's a couple of months of maybe a couple of days even of struggles and then the market goes back to it, you responding know, and thinking about what is the long -term productivity growth potential for from Apple and that's what drives the market. For the next 10 years we do know, I think it's quite clear, that geopolitical tensions are only going to increase. The supply chains that we have been used to over the last 10 years, that is changing. We're thinking, you know, all the new terms are coming up. Friend shoring, near shoring, ally shoring, these are all things that are going to continue to be perspectives will put upward pressure on inflation. But I do think that that has to be almost instantly offset by the idea that AI can put downward pressure on inflation as well. So putting together what you're sort of seeing in terms of an investment thesis, does this mean that you're staying away from some of the big tech names just in the short run because of this lack of clarity, as John was asking about in terms of valuation and what the forward look is and going into bonds if you have conviction that inflation is going to come down? So we have had an an overweight to these large cap tech companies. We are long term believers in technology and for us, it's to a reason stay overweight. Would we be looking to increase exposure at this point? No, because valuations are too dependent and we think there is a little bit of potential for a bit of a pullback. But the long term perspective is important. Now, we also have a slight overweight on the duration side. So looking to increase our exposure response because the expected drop in inflation driven by an expected weakening in the economy. So there are rules within the asset allocation space. You said before September, it's a tricky month. There are so many parts. There's so much data which is really contradicting each other that at this stage in time, I think cross asset almost have to be neutral and you're waiting for a clearer narrative to come through. But within the asset classes, I think you can take some longer term perspectives which show up within the portfolio by positioning. So what's your marginal allocation to the seven or eight big tech names? So I think this is an arch issue. So you're buying ever more of them? Not at this stage, not at this stage, because the market is looking so frothy. And as you said, the giblets cut to political tensions, maybe at this point in time, for the next couple of months, who knows, it's going to be a little bit more pertinent. But as a long term investor, I'm not going to reduce that exposure for this point in time. I think that mega cap tech will continue to deliver if you're looking out over a multi year period. I see. Thanks for being with us. Let's catch up in London and in a couple of ways, similar of principle asset management, the word geopolitics often frustrates me sometimes word it's we a throw around to me whenever we want it to mean and some we don't quantify because we can't. That's when it comes to markets. I think this is fascinating going into G20. What's happening with Apple here? Dan Ives of Wedbush, of course, taking the other side of the story is out on Twitter. Just a little bit more context
"eight months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Do you see that as having more room to run or is that peaked as well? I like tech longer term but growth valuations have been up around the highs that we've seen the last few years. started They've to correct. They've got to take a lot more sort of relief to get that valuation problem out of the picture. it So we longer like term but tactically there are some problems that have to be dealt with. Thanks for this, Laurie. As always, Laurie Calvasina, U .S. Head of Equity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. This is Bloomberg. Now, a look at the front pages. What's making news around the world? Your daily roundup of today's headlines from major publications. Now we're coming up to 524 on Wall Street. It's time now to check the front pages with Bloomberg's Lisa Mateo joining us now. Starting off this morning with the Wall Street Journal with a story about Nike sneakers and their popularity and how there may be a dark side to that. Yeah, people are just scooping them up. Okay, so this goes beyond just shoplifting. we're talking about these sneakers being stolen at every step of the supply chain. Distribution centers, Rail rail yards, FedEx delivery trucks. I mean, this is a big problem. In June, Los Angeles police, they seized at least $3 million worth of Nike products that they say were stolen from a warehouse right near the of Port Los Angeles. And even before that, Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives, they arrested a dozen people who were allegedly part of a crime ring that over the past year stole around $750 ,000 in merchandise from one Nike store. So why Nike? Well, people love those limited edition sneakers, especially my kids and reselling even them. So it's really turned into an easy way for them to make a profit. Unbelievable, but I guess not terribly surprising given you get some of these sneakers for four figures or it's unbelievable. Let's turn to the New York Times now. They've got a story about the first woman known to be drunkfully accused from facial recognition technology now filing a lawsuit over that. Yeah, so let's get to the background of this story. So last February, Portia Woodruff, she was taken away in handcuffs from her home by Detroit police for an alleged carjacking. Now police use facial recognition technology to match her face to a photo in a database. Now she was getting her two kids ready for school. She was eight months pregnant at the time. She was charged in court with robbery and carjacking. She was released that evening on $100 ,000 personal bond. Now here's the thing. A month later, the Wayne County prosecutor dismissed the case. Now some more background. She is the sixth person to report being falsely accused of a crime as a result of this facial recognition technology and the first woman. And the Times reports that the Detroit Police Department. They run on average about 125 facial recognition searches a year, almost entirely on black men. So Woodruff, yes, she has filed a lawsuit for wrongful arrest against the city of Detroit. Let's close this out, Lisa, with a story on the front page of Business Insider. Apparently, many business leaders don't think Gen Z's quite ready for the workforce. I'm just the messenger on this one. Okay, so the study is from Intellect. It's an online magazine. It's focused on life. student And it shows that 40 % of business leaders, they think that recent Gen Z college graduates, they are not prepared to enter the workforce. Now, some said they won't even hire them. Now, why? Okay, so they say They have a poor work ethic, subpar communication skills and had a sense of entitlement. Who do blame they for all this? Well, they blame modern culture, the pandemic, parents and teachers too. What? know. Yes, I And they even suggested that they take etiquette classes. There's something different there. Some companies and actually universities, they're even starting to offer these etiquette classes. I forget that they teach etiquette classes. Maybe that says something about the parenting of my Gen Z. Anyway, thanks for this. Lisa Mateo, as always, with a look at the front pages. Up next, we'll get the latest from our exclusive interview with the Prime of Minister Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. Plus, former President Donald Trump's legal team makes its case in Court the of Public Opinion. That's coming up in our 530 News. First, let's get
"eight months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Down by 5% this morning at $21,075, that's your Bloomberg radio business flash, and now his Liang garands with today's top stories running Leon. Stephen good morning and thank you in earnings news this morning and it's a Swiss miss UBS has reported weaker than expected profit in the second quarter as a global market sell off impacted the wealthiest clients. The Swiss bank's asset management division suffered $12.1 billion in outflows as investors exited equities during the turbulent quarter, CEO Rolf harmers called the quarter one of the most challenging periods for investors in the last ten years. Now to the latest on energy, Russia is once again reducing the flow of piped gas to Germany, Gazprom says it will cut shipments via the Nord stream pipeline on Wednesday morning to about 20% of its capacity, blaming maintenance issues. It says only one of 6 major turbines remains in working condition. And Alibaba is planning a primary listing in Hong Kong by yearend as it seeks exposure to Chinese investors through exchange links with Shanghai and Shenzhen that could boost liquidy after a yearlong sell off triggered by China's economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on its most powerful Internet firms, Alibaba has shed some two thirds of its value since a peak in 2020. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. This is Bloomberg Stephen. Thanks Leon, will EU energy ministers are meeting in Brussels later to discuss supply plans for this winter that's after that news we've just been hearing about about Russia cotton gas flows through Nord stream pipelines are just 20% of capacity being used from today that's moved that sent gas future prices soaring. Let's go live to Brussels and speaks to Bloomberg's Liu barena. Good morning to you about thank you very much for being with us. How important is this latest move by Russia? Well, it is indeed very important because we have to remember that European Union relied on supplies from Russia for 40% share of supplies. And it has seen this volume reduced over the year, 12 countries, 12 states out of 27 have experienced disruptions to this effect. And it has set off alarm bells and emergency plans in various countries, including the biggest economy Germany. And we have to remember that this is happening when European countries rushing to fill up their storage storage, gas storages for the winter. And the target that they have to reach is 80% in November. If gas is cut completely, this is what many countries fear. The storage will be between 65 and 70 1% and already that news affected gas price. Yesterday, benchmark prices as much as 12%, so this is very important and this will be the focus of today's discussions at energy ministers meeting in Brussels. Well, that's exactly where I'd like to take the conversation next. So this energy council will have energy meetings discussing the European Commission proposal about how to try and deal with this given that we're at such a critical time as you say for building up gas storage. Indeed, this is an emergency meeting. We have to stress that. And what the ministers are going to discuss today is the proposal from the European Union executive arm. European Commission to help reduce demand for gas. In the coming 8 months, it called save gas for a safe winter. Package. And there's going to be quite a bit of debate because what the commission has suggested is the reduction of 15% and this is voluntary at the moment, but it could become obligatory there is a special trigger mechanism if gas supplies are reduced completely than it will have to go into a mandatory phase. And there was a debate about this already in Brussels at the ambassador level. And countries would like some flexibility. They weren't the commission to take into account their geographical specifics. The storage specifics. So there will be a lot of questions raised today. Yeah, of course, it would be very difficult for them to reach an agreement on that, but as you say, very critical times given that Russia has taken this move to reduce gas supplies through the Nord stream pipeline at a time when countries are trying to build up their storage and of course everyone will have that 80% storage target in mind Bloomberg's ubani and Brussels. Thank you very much for that. We'll have more from you later in the program as we look ahead to that meeting, emergency meeting of EU energy ministers taking place in Brussels coming up next on the program though ten years after Mario Draghi's whatever it takes speech, we speak to former ECB governing council member Patrick hone about why those three words held such ways and get some of the insight
"eight months" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Really close, and I could see that they were firemen, like just like, kind of exhausted just just sitting on them, you know, drinking water or whatever. You know when I got over from, I asked him like he had all his first came from, and they said it just came out of the buildings when the buildings collapsed and differential. It was dirty and dusty, but it looked like it was, you know, good fracture. You know, it was almost not damaged. We're talking with Mike malware. He's uh, producing an event in Canton, Massachusetts. Obviously, people from Canada and the surrounding areas are welcome, but anyone I'm sure would be welcome Lots of activities for the kids. It's a commemoration of the 9 11 event on Saturday. Of course. From 10 to 1 and You said, uh and again, we're meeting for the first time You said that you were there for eight months. It ended up being an eight month stint. Yeah. Company was there for eight months. I was there for approximately 30 days, but we've had that we have an employee, Lance Colon. And he was there for for eight months, pretty much 24 hours a day, and he had a whole hotel to himself for a long period of time. Did anybody on your team suffer the effects in terms of long lasting health effects? Well, Lance Lance has had some health issues. Um and I actually had a kidney kidney issue, but I don't know if that was from 9 11 off. That was just from natural causes. Lucky it was caught early enough so I'm a cancer survivor, so Um, but I know that there's a lot of other people that have gotten ill, but nobody from my company. Cover them. We have to myself. Um, we do have one of the other things that we found this really interesting And it's kind of one of the major pushes for us to continue to pass. The word is that we've asked. We have about six or seven employees that currently still work for us, Um, that were at 9 11. And they don't really want to talk about it. You know they don't. They don't want to. You know it was to them. It was a very moving experience, and they don't want to talk about it. And so it's very difficult to, um you know, to talk to somebody that was there that they don't want to talk about it, you know? Yeah. Well, I think we'll take a break here, and when we come back, I do want to focus on those two words that are important to you and to me into millions of people, and that's never forget. And and, of course, you just pointed out the fact that it's It's so painful for people to bring up and And they can't forget it. But others do sort of think of it as just a wispy memory. It's fascinating how we deal with these kinds of things. Years hence. Or years post, So stand by Mike will continue. Mike Malware is our guest, a Canton resident who's doing something nice and important for 9 11, and we'll talk further with him. He was there at ground zero. Right after the disaster occurred. This is WBZ and you're listening to nightside nightside with Dan Ray.
"eight months" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Should make abundantly clear to your employer is where exactly does this stop? Okay, So you are telling me that in order to continue to work here, I have to have this shot. Okay. And so when they say, I gotta have a booster in eight months do I have to provide proof of that? Okay. And then the next year, So are you now in the business of me, bringing in paperwork to make sure that I've had shots like some damn dog. Is that the situation is that time. Is that the dynamic at play here? What other papers? Would you like me to supply about my personal health in order to work here Flu shots. What else? What kind of paperwork to you know, I mean, what are we doing here? Is that what HR? I can't imagine there most people in HR at most companies who want to be in the business now. Of going through their employee health records to make sure everything is in order. And every time the government issues another edict for another booster, is that your company's new position. There are a lot of business deciders out there as George W. Bush called them there a lot of you in the decision making business who can impact this right now listening to me. I know that And I would just ask you are you Are you comfortable being in the business of chasing after all your employees health information. Are you comfortable being told by the government that you must or really should strongly consider forcing all your employees to do X Y or Z with their own personal health. And when does that stop? Because once you start, you're not stopping. It's like Pringles. Once you pop, you can't stop once you start insisting That your employers do the your employees do the thing the government wants them to do and you're going to facilitated by insisting and verifying it. Okay, then what? What's the next thing and the next thing and the next thing Mean we could play this out all day. But you think this stops you think this stops after one vaccine?.
"eight months" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Income to, you know, actually using it where you're getting it. And helping to supplement your income. Then I think, unfortunately and I say unfortunate because we never want to be too overweighted in any one sector. But until we can start regaining some some income through things like preferreds and other and frankly new preferreds that get issued. And the next eight months. If there are any are not going to be pain, a dividend, um like like we're getting from from some of these utility stocks. So I would tell you, Linda, that you need to be thinking about going into another utility that you, um maybe don't own and I think that would be The thing to do I I don't think you mentioned um ut 74. Did you do you own that? Uh huh. I don't think I do. Yeah. So ut ut 74 ut 82 You know there's some companies If you are that kind of income investor that I mentioned Where you're using the money to supplement your income. They would be to others that you might want to own that. Will, um, continue to provide income? Hopefully for time. Well, the you see, Actually, the UT 82 is what being replaced. Well, now the No. No, no, no, no. Yeah. No, you cheat. What you're talking about is a preferred That happens to be that companies preferred. Okay, I see. Yeah. Yeah, So this is the same company that had issued the preferred That's being called, but it's it's not a preferred I see. So it's never going to get called. It won't get called on you. You know, So you want to worry about that. Okay. All right. Okay. That makes sense. That makes sense. Thank you very much. That's very helpful. Appreciate you so much. Thank you. Uh, Linda, I wish all the best. Thanks. God bless 6 10 363 11 10 6 10 363 11 10. If you want to kill your call, you're welcome to do it. We have a line open, um, will get right back to calls. Soon as we get.
"eight months" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"About eight months? We exchanged the inside to the wrong, you know, but he only dropped eight words for smoke. No mm. This is what happens. You don't have barbecue sauce. Well, maybe not A guy in Anthony Iowa, was arrested this week. Police said he threatened to blow up at McDonald's. Listen, we all have different reactions. 42 year old Robert Gold Wit Sir Jr called the McDonald's and Anthony about five o'clock in the afternoon discovered that his order was incorrect in the call. Gold wits are threatened to blow up the restaurant and punch an employee to punch you. In the crying to the criminal complaint. Police reached out at the phone number. The threat was called in from That's that's dummy. Step. Number two is answering the phone when you just placed the bomb threat, and it wasn't that they got their order his order wrong. They forgot. The dipping sauce to me, that's wrong. Okay, see, aren't you You're the one who just said that you can't have nuggets without barbecue sauce more Colegio. Number seven. I said 77 Miles an hour. My son has a party in seven days. Don't do anything for seven days is 77 talks seven years he couldn't find a job. Here we go. Game seven year is seven more fruit gate. This is so cute Ducks ducks while they're invading a neighborhood, but still, they're cute. They're invading a neighborhood with adorable East Baton Rouge Animal control officers working on a plan to relocate dozens of ducks that have taken over the neighborhood on Suma Court. The homeowner says as we speak. We have a batch over there of new babies, and we have a dozen over here that are about to hatch and they're just all over the place. Apparently, they're dealing with 60 ducks. And they follow this adorable woman and her neighbor all over the neighborhood sidewalks. Wait for them at their front doors until they come outside. What's the problem here? I don't see anything wrong with this right now. You know what ducks do. Oh, yeah. What You know the people You know what else they do? Kind of sounds like the Ali they make like rabbits. That's what they do. Ducks can, uh, ducks can breed pretty quick. Come on. Yes. Come on, number 66 in.
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"Task Force covert coordinator Jeff Zions sites are selected based on their ability to reach some of the population's most at risk for severe illness. From Copan 19 on covert relief. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will vote today on emotion to move forward with their budget resolution. That will lay the groundwork to pass President Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion covert relief package through the reconciliation process. That process would allow the stimulus proposal to pass the Senate with a simple majority, not requiring any Republican votes. The needs of the American people are so demanding We need to think big. We need to act quickly because officials the ABC News Washington president Biden expected to sign executive orders today on immigration press Secretary Jen Psaki. We want to put in place and immigration process here of that can that is humane. That is moral that considers applications for refugees applications for people to come to into this country at the border in a in a way that treats people as human beings that's going to take some time. One executive order aims to reunify families separated at the border. On the Russian opposition leader recovered from poisoning with a nerve agent. A Moscow court ruled to change an old suspended sentence against Navalny to real prison time on the grounds that he had violated his parole. In reality. The sentence to use to jail Navalny comes from a 2014 trial already widely denounced as politically motivated. Kremlin, though pushing ahead despite the protests of Royal Russia the past two weekends, Navalny's team have called for people to come out and protests in central Moscow. Patrick Drivel ABC News at the Foreign Desk collection of Ali sentence, two years and eight months. Listening to ABC News. Beachcombing baking cookies Learning.
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"From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. Janet Yellen was sworn in as Treasury secretary Today She is the first woman to hold that title. Vice president Kamila Harris administered the oath. Congratulations, Madam Secretary. Actually, thank you, for all you do is have done for our country and will do as Treasury secretary. Yellen will be the administration's point person on economic policy. She's been urging lawmakers to quote, act big and support President Biden's $1.9 trillion economic relief package. Some Republicans in Congress are bulking at that inn what Democrats see as a rerun of the mistakes made during the last recession. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now to talk more about all of this, say Scott. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. So Yellen has been a White House economist. She's led the Federal Reserve. What? What is her argument for pumping almost went to trillion more dollars a federal government money into the economy right now. Also, the economy has lost a little bit of steam. The U. S lost jobs in December for the first time in eight months. The pandemic continues to weigh on in person businesses like restaurants entertainment, So, Yellin says this is not the time for Congress to pull the plug on economic assistance. They're free direction. We risk a longer, more painful recession now and longer term scarring of the economy Later, she acknowledged in her confirmation hearing last week. Congress has done a lot already, and that's helped to pull the economy part way out of the deep hole we were in last spring. We're not completely out of the hole yet, and Democrats believe one of the reasons we had such a slow recovery after the last big recession was that Congress didn't spend freely enough. You know it kept the rescue package, then under a trillion dollars. And then cut off the relief too quickly and whether Republicans in Congress have to say about that argument. Republicans argue Congress just passed another $900 billion aid package a month ago. A lot of that money hasn't been spent yet. And South Dakota Senator John Thune has also been raising concerns about mounting government debt. Many of us have said for a long time that anything we do related, the krone virus needs to be targeted. It needs to be fiscally responsible. It needs to take into consideration the fact that every dollar that we spend is a borrowed dollar. That Democrats wonder. Where was that concern about the debt when the GOP was passing? It's big tax cut a few years ago, yelling for her part, agrees. Government can't run huge deficits forever. But she says the cost of borrowing money right now is really low. And that the best way to put the government's fiscal house in order is to spend what it takes to beat the pandemic and then make the kind of investments that will help to remote future growth. Well, we're nearly a year into the pandemic here in the U. S. How is Thea economy doing right now? International Monetary Fund actually put out a somewhat upbeat forecast this morning. It projects the U. S economy will grow more than 5% this year after last year's sharp contraction, that's better growth and the math was protecting just three months ago. And the optimism is based on successful vaccines and that additional relief that was passed last month. At the same time, forecasters warn. There's still a lot of uncertainty about how smoothly the vaccine rollout will go. And what could happen with these new Corona virus variants. Exactly. Okay, So what happens next in Congress? The Congress. The White House is reaching out to lawmakers looking to see if there's some wiggle room around the edges. Brian D's, the incoming director of the National Economic Council, told CNBC. The administration would like to work with Republicans, but Only up to a point. We're very open Tol people's input ideas. That's the process that's happening right now. But we do need to move with speed here, so we don't find ourselves a month or two or three. From now. In a place where the virus isn't getting under control. The economy is in a worse place, and we're all asking ourselves why we didn't act. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer echoed that, saying he'd like to craft a bipartisan bill. But Democrats will act on their own if they have to, and we could see a step in that direction else as early as next week. That is NPR's Scott Horsley. Thank you, Scott. You're welcome. There are millions of people waiting eagerly, perhaps impatiently for the chance to be vaccinated. But among those who have already been offered the shot, one group stands out for taking a pass. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports, along with doctors and nurses, Another high priority group are those in long term care facilities. Many report more than 90% of their residents are being vaccinated, but it's a very different story with the workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A recent survey of providers found nearly half saved so far on Lee 30 to 60% of their staff have received the first dose That was disappointing to actually, you know, sort of see that in black and white. That's Katie Smith Sloan, president of leading a judge, a trade group that represents thousands of non profit providers. Obviously, we hope that the numbers the percentages increase of staff who available fills of this vaccine. And my hope is this wait and see will turn into Wait. Do there are many reasons for hesitancy. Nancy Sapelo was a registered nurse and vice president at Bain Care Management, which operates long term care facilities in Massachusetts, she says so far about 40% of employees have opted for the vaccine..
"eight months" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"So do you not think that over the next six months, eight months we are gonna have an economic boom. I really, you know, Boom is all in the eye of the beholder. But I think We're going to see a growth in our market. We're talking 4 to 5 5.5% GDP for this year, Which would be a you know, a significant growth rate coming off where you know where we were last year and all the things that happened, But for sure, you know, any administration that comes in early on, They're going to want to get some traction. Take credit for some things and you know again, ah, year ago at this time are our economy was cooking like it Never before. Had we again new highs this previous week during the inauguration, and so Yeah, there's a lot of things to be hopeful from. We're not where we need to be in order to get back, his Makayla said earlier. You know, 60% of these businesses that closed due to the pandemic are are now permanent, but it's going to take some time. And we will come back to where we're just going to take a little bit of time and and and it may be a little bit inflated, and it may be exaggerated early on because of the money that's being pumped in to this economy. But there are some really good things going on in housing and manufacturing, and some of these other sectors are starting to come back. It's just it's going to take a little bit. It was a big was a tough year. 2020 years. Yeah, it was a rough year on so many different people. Exactly. You know it affected everything from Savings store retirement to, you know, Wealth management. And, you know now is a good time to just start those conversations with your financial advisors. Because when this happens in when you know we do get out of the pandemic, want to make sure that we're secure and want to make sure that we're on the right path. 9198521215 again. 9198521215 a rolly wealth solutions dot com to set up that first, either virtual or in office appointment, and we talked about it last week, a little bit Makayla kind of give us an education on Bitcoin and hot new trends. But the New York Times say that people who owned Bitcoin well, they've either for gotten or they lost their passwords to the tune of $140 Billion Worth of the crypto currency. Yep, that's with a B. That's where the bee building, So we talk about the robo advisers using people use those to manage their money. They have any way of getting that 140 billion back if you use those robo advisers well, so what Bitcoin the way it's set up is basically You know you have the passwords that unlock you into that digital wallet. And, you know, quite frankly, if you forget the password because Bitcoin is built on a platform of Hey, you have to have you know, minimal identity checks, no identity checks. It's not through a financial institution. The whole idea of Bitcoin is to let more People have access to the money and make it easy. So there is no advisor somebody that they can call on the other end of the line to help them. Remember those passwords. So for these people who have You know they are part of that $140 billion of Bitcoin. If you forget your password, you're not. You're not getting that invested back and there's no place there's there's no one that you can call to check on that No regulatory agency and say, Oh, you know, Yeah, I sent my password. You guys like theirs. It's not regulated. And I think the the analogy there trying to make yours when they see stories about crypto currencies like this, they think about whenever I see someone used in, you know, one of those quote unquote Rober advisers to Minister Money is their similarity that people have any way of. You know if you're using a robo adviser, What's your What's your recourse in terms of getting customized advice and comprehensive wealth management? Because Robo advisers are just given you investment advice. They're not gonna work on tax planning. They have no wealth management formula. Say, Hey, we need to do this from an income standpoint, and we're going to make adjustments in your portfolio based on new tax codes as being passed or being. Proposed and we're gonna go. We're gonna make sure that your you know your income planning is taken care of. We're gonna help you with your estate planning. So I think when you're using ah, robo adviser Yes, It's very cost effective. It's just like anything else. You're kind of getting what you pay for, and you're just getting investment consulting advice and just people need to understand that. And so most of the people that we serve, they've saved their money. They've made their money they now they just need to keep it. They need to protect it from taxes. They need toe, protect it from a state planning they they want to keep it in the family. They want to make sure they never run out of money, and they want to do it in a taxi, efficient manner. And the only box in my opinion at the robo adviser checks off is low cost investment consulting. But most of Our families don't really.
"eight months" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Was deployed last night by police in Portland, Oregon, after protesters surrounded in immigration and Customs enforcement facility. Demonstrators chanted No borders! No nations abolished deportations. America's listening to Fox News. Now tell you away I local news. The Texas unemployment rate is down significantly. From November to December, it dropped to 7.2% nearly a full percentage point more than 64,000. New jobs were added for the eighth month in a row of continued job growth. A North Texas 22 year old is under arrest on claims he was involved in the early January capital riot. The FBI says Nolan Cook, banged on the doors and windows of the capital while filming it all on camera and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is calling for changes to the state's vaccine rollout plan, Patrick is recommending creating subgroups within phase one be so all residents with chronic conditions don't rush to get their vaccines. All of the same time. His plan would vaccinate Texans ages 75 older first, followed by teachers and school staff over the age of 65 before doing the rest of phase one B. I'm Tanner Carlson. From the W Away I traffic center Look Good morning, heads up for a brand new closure due to a clipped 18 wheeler and loop 16, a boarding westbound between Lookout Road and Nacogdoches. Also another wreck blocks the exit ramp. But I 10 westbound at Bolton. We're still seeing this turnaround. Lena District instruction there. Texas 46 eastbound on I 10 U S 87. If you see me traffic problems called two and 0785 26 Year one. I'm considering Alice News Radio 200 W away. I This fog will limit visibility starting off this Sunday. The rise will be clouding, wrapping up this.
"eight months" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To join us to talk about Reflections about that experience and give us an update. He's an associate professor in microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Welcome back. Thank you for having me again listening to those clips of yourself eight months ago. What's the difference between where you were then and compared to today? Well, I thought I was very tired of that moment. Eight months ago, I didn't realize how much more tired I could possibly get. But I think that what it reflects is that this obviously we all are going through this remarkable pandemic over the last year at the time it months ago, we knew that was this was going to spread. This was going to be a very big deal around the world. I certainly don't I don't think anyone could predicted the numbers of cases that we are seeing right now. It's still in the midst of it. Like you say the virus you work on is now out in the real world, and there are still record numbers of cases and deaths. How does it feel for you to be a corona virus researcher right now. I think it feels for all of us that we We have a very important role in this especially all of the labs that it worked on Coronaviruses. Previously. The driving force in my lab over the last year has been working with companies and developing therapeutics that they've developed or we're working with them on and get them into the people in the community as fast as possible. And so we have. Ah, we have a remarkable um, role to play because of our expertise in this field. It certainly is exhausting Entire ng. I'm a really a basic science scientist at heart. I never thought I would do anything that would affect any human really directly from the lab. So to be able to play a part of this is really quite rewarding and really drives the research. I'm Ira Plato and this is science Friday from W. N. Y C studios. The speed that scientists have had to work has been astonishing, right? I mean in the clip, one of the researchers described approaching the work like a marathon rather than a sprint. Do you agree that this is this is a marathon and you create a balance between the two. There is absolutely no balance. Unfortunately, at the beginning of this week, certainly we were all calling it. It's a marathon and sprint pace and that hasn't slowed down our lab and everyone else's lab in this field is that are working on these. This virus are working at an amazing pace. To try to understand the virus. Better develop therapeutics, get clinical trials run and then out into the population so we can get approvals. It just hasn't slowed down. I don't know when it will. But in our lab, it certainly is not. How are you viewing the second year of the pandemic? I think I look at it two ways. I'm quite optimistic about all of the vaccine that has been really rapidly developed through. All of these companies were working with Novavax on their vaccine directly. Seeing that out in trials and the two vaccines that have anyway, approval already in a year. That is incredibly remarkable. I know we keep saying that, and I don't think the general public really realizes. What a scientific endeavor has been to really develop these fast on do safely. The other aspect of that was the cases are not slowing down. And so that the scary thing and kind of get sad thing to me really is that we're not protecting ourselves The way we know how to protect socialism thing wearing masks on go seeing the case Numbers increase is really disheartening. So watch this move, not just the United States but around the world. People not doing the things that we know can protect them and getting really just tired of it, which I totally understand, But the case numbers are certainly not slowing down, and it really It saddens me that we're getting better at this yet. You talk about being sad and by this do you take your work home with you? I mean, does it affect you when you leave the lap? Sure. I don't think I'm depressed at home. I certainly am working more now. In the last 12 months that I have ever before, you know, staying up late, Miss some kid bedtimes and dinners. But I have AH, 11 year old. An eight year old Andre wife was also also a physician scientist at Johns Hopkins. So You know, all of this impacts all of our lives, whether it's somebody working in the lab or it's a single mom at home. Trying to, you know, put her kid through virtual school while they work a job. It's everyone is finding their way through this, and I think that you know, we all have a role to play. Whether it's in the lab are, you know otherwise? What do you want us to know about your work and Cove? It researchers in general, what I want everyone to know is that again. Everyone plays a role in this that we can work as hard as we can in the lab to develop vaccines and anti bodies and drugs. But if everyone out there is not helping themselves by Justin saying, wearing masks, doing the real things that we know our interventions that are non for pharmaceutical interventions that really reduce the risk of being infected. That is where everyone can play a role in this. I also want everyone to know that the vaccines that are rolling out now. Have gone through trials very rapidly, and I know there's some concern in the community that no, that's not normal and maybe they aren't safe. That certainly is not the fact. Not in fact, in any of the things that we have seen both published and unpublished, where all of the rigors of normal scientific research and clinical trials are still there. In these experiments and in these in these in phase 12 and three trials. I want everyone to understand that that these vaccines are safe and that therapeutics are safe and combining those therapeutics with, uh, protecting herself by, you know Following all of the normal public health measures are really how we could get ourselves through this. Thank you very much, Matthew for taking time to be with us today. Thank you very much for having me and good luck in states like Yeah, we'll check in with you along the way. Is that okay? Absolutely. Thank you. Matthew Freeman is an associate professor in microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. We have to take a break. And when we come back a conversation with an astrophysicist, Dr obvious Loeb, who believes evidence for intelligent life has visited our solar system. Stay with us. We'll be right.
"eight months" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Like you said. Normal emergencies are a couple weeks long. It's a flood. It's a fire. It's it's flooding. It's it's unusual natural disasters stuff because this is a global pandemic. We're in a totally different place. Then we were say eight months ago and some change. I mean, now there's a vaccine. Um, we're starting to administer the vaccine, and you can see the restrictions are being eased, but where they were just in a global pandemic, and the governor had to do with the governor had to do. Now, now, please. I will say this hindsight is always 2020. Could you done something differently? Sure you could have. What did you do at the time? No, you didn't. Okay, well, he's pretty arrogant guy for to use the well. In hindsight, I could have done it differently. Well, when half the state's been begging you to do it differently for the past 10 months, maybe you shouldn't listen really gots also got 60% of the vote to a lot of Democrats did cross over and vote for him. You're right. So it does raise in an interesting point here about session itself, which is you observe this now for two weeks. Can you give us a little insight into how sessions being handled is an efficient is an effective Are there things that have to be changed? I think they're learning there's ago because once again We know where global pandemic place him with a mass mandate who wears a mask doesn't wear masks. I think they are you actually in a really good job of actually handling. Committee business, but they did bad the past couple bills. And so they're they're doing just fine. I think the mass mandated had and how to deal with the public is going to be the bigger is gonna be just a bigger issue. How to just keep that disorder crowd control. I think I'm going, But actually, here's the big issue. The longest had to deal with the next couple. How much time do we have here? You got about four minutes, so you have to do some four minutes. Know that know the big issue that lawmakers are concerned about now. Is the nationwide protests are scheduled to take place between now and inauguration Day and so because of mostly armed protests the whole nine yards we've been talking to state police We've been talking to the governor's office, talking to Todd Houston and Rod Brae Boy. If there had been this concerned in May and June, we might have had a downtown. It's amazing how concerned they get is selectively in it. Well, maybe so, but But at the same time, though, that is that is a big concern of everybody right now. Now, toe today, there's been no credible evidence that there's actually gonna be Something going on. There's been multiple pro trump Multiple pro open the state of protests, and none of them have been remotely anything other than polite and nice. Yeah, but Yeah, but this is the positions of the pro trump people. This is the antifa. Pro proud boys. Whatever group whatever crazy experience long do a group? No, not really. No, they all look alike. I'm not. I've never been a big joiner. I know you belong to several clubs that I can't get into. But I wanted to be never been a part of a group. Not really. Okay, So this is on Inauguration day, right? Yeah, Just basically, that sort of the big thing right now is just make sure about the safe and secure for Inauguration Day and afterwards, all right. I want to wrap up the statehouse happening show by talking about our favorite part. Petition Todd Ricky to so he puts out your face. It's great. He puts out a tweet in support of President Trump. He gets by always stand with the president or something of that nature, Right? And he gets bombarded on both sides. And then he comes out and goes Well, It was just a test to see if I get taken down. Then he gets bombarded even more. We don't believe that was just a test, right? I mean, here you buy in that I will put it this way between that. And then The other thing that happened was was the National Association of Attorney General that put out a letter? Uh, kind of protest in going against the riots We saw Last week, there were 46 of them, who also in often letter time Ricky to did not say that no one did anything with the black lives matter. That's something which is Just not necessarily the whole story because individual attorney general's dead just the group don't do anything as a whole. Um, I'll put it this way. I'll lead Mr Rickey to speak for himself because this is the thing with Todd. Right. We always talk about there's good Todd and there's politician Todd. Secretary of state. Todd was good Todd. He did a lot of really nice things. But there's the politician he side of Todd. I feel like it's the angel and the devil on the shoulder, you know, always conflicted and the politician he taught us so squirrely. There's nothing wrong Tweeting out. You stand with President Trump. There's there's nothing wrong with that. And if you did it, and you meant it. Just own it like this score. Lydia. I was testing. It's like Nixon saying, I've got a plan for Vietnam, but I can't reveal it to you until after. I mean, does he realize or did he probably doesn't even care How ridiculous essence you stood? What? Trump? That's fine. Millions of Americans do. Just say it. Move on. All I can say is it's only week too. Alright, well. Speaking of which we got about a minute left here a week three is coming up. What can we look forward to in the next seven ish days? Next 70 days. Look for The governor State of the state address. Look at how it does in the Copa 19 of us. What does he talk about? And also look for lawmakers to start dissecting this budget? I have two things. I'd love for you to get to the bottom of in the next week, and I'm sure you can do it. Are you ready for them your homework if you will, or they wanted only abilities. Your boss one I heard in the in the debate that we had quote cut to the bone, I think was the was the phrase used by the governor in terms of no room for any cuts in government. Where did those fancy new masks that what he was wearing for his inauguration Come from? Did I pay for that? As a taxpayer? Know, do one of those really rich guys that propelled him back to the others. I'm not Grace Committee, and there's a whole set of really rich guys. He does the favors for it. Well, I would say all that, but it is not paid for by the tax. Okay. Okay. Well, I'd love to know who those people were. If you could get to the bottom of that. And if you could let me know if you could find out what happened to that crazy lunatic and teeth, a guy who who on video pointed the gun of that poor motorist during the summer, we all saw it. We all saw it in real time. It were all about stopping, inciting the violence. A guy who refused to let a motorist pass and stuck a gun in his face. Could you find out what happened to that guy? Because I don't think anything's happened yet. I can find out from right mirror so perfect. I know you're friends with and he's not returning my phone calls. I wonder why he wanted only ability to boss. Thank you, My friend. Thank you. Freedom Foods indiana dot com is here to bring fresh fruits and vegetables right to your door. No need to ever leave the home or deal with the stress that is going to the store..
"eight months" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Time. Him done. WBZ Boston's news radio at 5 48, the CDC, saying there is evidence of a disturbing rise in Corona virus cases since the summer among kids. Teenagers and young adults and continues to stress the importance of wearing face masks and a safe in person learning environment. Researchers from the World Health Organization began to arrive in Wuhan, China, to begin tracing the roots of the Corona virus pandemic. China also reporting their first death. In over eight months yesterday, according to some numbers released by the Chinese Communist Party, it is now 5 48 the ripple effects from last week siege on the capital, including some health concerns for those lockdown. During the breach, report say more than 10% of tested positive for covert 19, with three Democrats contending there Republican colleagues for not wearing masks while sheltering in place. CBS's David Big Note. Speaking with one of those lawmakers, Congressman Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey What would you say to your colleagues who were wearing masks that I'm angry with you? You got there would be consequences for you're not wearing your mask because you're right not to wear a mask does not supersede my right to be healthy and safe. Well, the house voting last night to find members who do not wear masks on the House floor. It's 5 49. The backlash against President Trump is extending beyond Capitol Hill. ABC is just I injure, saying some popular attractions in New York City are dropping the Trump name after a siege on the Capitol and impeachment number two..
"eight months" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"2021. So eight months from now that we're out, and they're gonna knock everybody out of there for three months completely changed the fairways to a different type to a soy Asia type of grass. And so then Jodie there that's not enough time to heal and know it for to get the fairways right for a world class competition in 2022. So I can't know about Hollywood. Make that calendar. Well that I can't either in less. The PGA just says, you know, obviously, they owned the courts. They say we're going to move that back a year. I mean, I can't imagine that they would. But again, that was that's been the speculation out there in the Gulf world that there's a couple of sites and the hollow would be one of them. But you're right, Terry. I can't imagine that it would be hollow this time. Plus, you have to remember. My right. 2025 is when it's 24 2024 is when it's scheduled to be here anyway. So, um, yeah, I can't imagine what they would do that. I don't think new fairway plantings could take proper route to be at that level, the quality level they need for a PGA championship and within, like 78 months of doing it. And then they said they're shutting down the course from the first or third of August this year, and they're guessing mid October until it opens back up, toe play play again, right And that's what I said. And I was thinking the same thing. The fact that they're going to do that, and I wouldn't think they would want to push that and not do that right now, since they have it already scheduled and everything. It's kind of a good to go so what we'll have to wait and see, But it is. It was interesting that they have been brought up. And usually when there's an event out there for the PGA because they've hosted so many events at Mahala. It's nice to see the name brought up every you know every now and then. Terry knows that realizes that people still know the golf course is a good one. So that sports news ready Wait 40 wks. From the East.
"eight months" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is a matter of urgency. For the people. That Congress Act where Congress has failed to act for the last eight months and get direct relief to the American people and then and enact a broader agenda that will serve working families across this country. Do you think Democrats have pushed hard enough in Congress for what you're arguing for right now? The Democratic House passed a very generous and substantial covert relief package. Last summer. I mean, there's really no room for false equivalency here. The United States House of Representatives passed major additional covert relief eight months ago. It is the United States Senate that has been blocking that relief for months and months and months. And now, even again when you've got bipartisan consensus, Donald Trump and Joe Biden and the American People agree that $2000 stimulus checks are required to keep families on their feet in their homes. Still, the Senate is blocking the relief that people needed. That is just a shadow of what will come If Mitch McConnell and his caucus are in a position to block the entire agenda that Joe Biden and Kamila Harris need to pass to help people expanding the Pell Grant program, so folks don't have to take on debt to get a degree from a public college or an hbcu making America the world leader in clean energy production. I mean, look, everybody out there listening at home and in the car, I want you to feel Positive in optimistic about what we can achieve together, But we have to be able to enact.