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A highlight from Is Solana The Next Ethereum Killer
"Can a Solana overtake Ethereum? We're seeing a lot of metrics that have a lot of people, their heads are spinning. They're surprised. They don't know what's happening. They don't know why Solana keeps continuing to pump, or we're seeing a lot of positive numbers. We're seeing active users skyrocketing. And also we're getting listed on Perpetual's futures on a very major exchange. You're going to want to check this out. This is Discover Crypto. Thank you for joining everybody. Welcome back, Rodney. We're talking about some altcoins. And now we're not going to talk about ranked 8 ,000 meme coins. Is that okay? We're talking about Solana. I guess we could talk about... Everybody's talking about Grok, I thought. That's right. Grok. Well, yeah. It was like, what? Maybe a top 200 at this point. Hit $186 million market cap. I just saw Kyle Chasse tweet, or Chasse tweet. He's like, I bought the top. Ah. You know, so it happened. As they do. Did you get in on Grok, Rodney? I did not get in on Grok. I faded Grok at 20 million. Sorry. Excuse me for not buying a meme coin. You know. It went up to 150, right? So you missed out on about a seven and a half X. It's still sending, yeah. All right. So you're only missing out on a 10X so far. So far, it's a 10X. But Rodney, you just got in last night, correct? Yes, sir. Yeah. How was that? How was it flying into the Atlanta airport? I heard it's... My fiance, she has Follow Atlanta now, and they're shutting down the whole airport. Apparently, it's like, you know, entire hallways are like two foot wide. What was your experience? Well, I actually drove here from Charlottesville, Virginia, so it was an eight hour drive, but very nice. Got to listen to Joe Rogge on the way here. Some of my favorite cryptocurrency channels. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, speaking of cryptocurrency, let's just get right into the stories here, folks. We are going to talk about Solana in a bit, but first, let's look at the crypto market. We have Bitcoin down about 1%. Let me go ahead and hit refresh just in case we're getting a little bit fresher. All right. Bitcoin down 1%. But Ethereum is up about 2 % right now, XRP down 2 .5%. Solana is cooling off, folks. Solana is almost down to 5 % along with Cardano, but both of them had a positive week. Solana just had a 10 times better week than Cardano there, 38 % to a 3 .8 % pump there. So if you're holding Solana over Cardano, you're feeling pretty good. If you're holding both, you're wondering, you're looking at your Cardano bag, poking it with the stick, like the meme, come on, do something, do something. It'll happen eventually, folks. Just trust me. Then we have Chainlink down to 5 .5 % as well, but Matic is up. But we look, look at Celestia, Tia, Tia is up. We were talking about Tia, Tia is up 25%, 125 % for the week. Now, TJ, did you see any Tia actually, you saw Celestia? I mean, I know it's Drew's wife's name, so he's been big on it, but he actually, I think was talking about Celestia. Yeah, we did a short on it a while back. We noticed it when it very first popped out. Obviously it's strong in some of the Asian markets, a competitor, so to speak, coming out of nowhere. We're seeing, we're moving up very quickly through the top 100. I think it's ranked 65, 68, something like that right now. I mean, it was under 100 a week or two ago when we first covered it. Definitely something to keep an eye on. And this is something that's important that I wanted to mention on today's stream. As we're getting into a new bull market, there's a lot of different ways to look at different altcoins and value different things. When you're building out your portfolio, there's something to be said for projects that have been around for a little while that you know are going to perform into the bull market. Again, we've looked at them a lot. They're in the top 20s, top 50s, the Maddox, the Mutables, the avalanches, the Solanas, kind of the big performers of the last cycle. However, the ones that tend to have the most explosive gains can be the things that are launching around this time, the newer things. It'll be interesting to see if that trend proves through in this cycle. But Tia, Celestia would be one of those ones that it looked like tech had been around for a while, the team had been around for a while, and they were waiting for the right time to launch to really capture attention in this bull market. So watching how those perform over the next few months, I do think is going to be key. We're going to be doing a deep dive on Celestia coming up in the next week or so. I have some of that going into the works. But watching layer ones, layer twos in the narratives, obviously, in this cycle, I think is going to be a good strategy if you're looking to make those gains. All right. But speaking of gains, we also have the other side of the coin, and that's the losses, folks. The biggest loser is Rollbit for the day, down 10 percent and then Kronos. But if you look at the week here, the biggest loser is Trust Wallet and then followed by XRP. Oh, no. XRP was the number two loser for the week, folks. So it's just interesting to see a top five coin be one of the biggest losers right there. Nio, Nio as well. Nio is down now. Nio is on a video I'm working on right now, the top five coins out of Asia, everybody. And Nio is one of the five. So that might be one. All right. I'll be joining in in a second here. But I think it's time for us to talk a little Solana here. Now, Rodney, what are your broad thoughts on Solana as a sign in real quick? Yeah, well, I think that could be one of the bigger comeback stories of this next run, because really the reason why it dumped down so much, because look at everything dumped during the bear market. But the reason why it dumped down significantly was the negative association it had with Almeida Research, Sam Beckman Fried and stuff like that. But now that we're putting all that stuff behind us, it's probably going to recover. I mean, beside what the occasional network outage is, it's actually a pretty solid project. So a lot of people bought that dip understanding that the reason why it was down wasn't because of function. It was because of the negative publicity. Just like Elon Musk going on Joe Rogan's show, smoking some, you know, green and then dumping Tesla stock. Yeah, I always talk about that podcast. I saw that podcast and I remember thinking, oh, wow, this guy is incredibly bright. I would want to own Tesla stock. A lot of people say, oh, yeah, let's dump it. Well, Solana is overtaking Ethereum by active users after a 70 % spike. Everybody let's look at some of the numbers here. So this is according to Arnimix, they had 356 ,000 unique users on Saturday beating Ethereum's 330 ,000. So beat them by 26 ,000 right there. The milestone was driven by a sharp uptick with the network hosting only 200 ,000 just one week ago, less than a week ago. So it was $100 ,000 less. For comparison, ETH consistently holds around 300 to 350 with two brief spikes above 400k in a surge of more than 1 million wallets. But the price of Solana has plummeted. Is it still more than 96 % from 2021 high of 250 bucks? Does that sound right? I don't know about 96%. Yeah, no, no, that's not right. At one point, at one point when it fell to $10 in January, active addresses on the network shrank 85 % from over a million, 1 .28 to around 200 ,000 this September, according to the block. But Solana refused to stay down and now it is up 145 % just in the past four weeks. So everyone holding on to the profit feel good. And then some analysts have been quick to pronounce that Solana has flipped Ethereum by active users due to the recent uptick. However, the ecosystem has expanded beyond its base layer with the majority of ETH activity now taking place on layer two. So Solana may surpass Ethereum, but there's a giant asterisk because if you want to incorporate little activity, two well, Ethereum, the EVM as a whole greatly surpasses Solana there. But TJ, what do you think about Solana ever surpassing Ethereum as far as, you know, being the number one chain? What odds would you, would you put it less than 5%, less than 1 %? No, I think what you just said really matters there by what metric, right? You know, so you've got transactions, you've got daily active users, you've got a market cap, you've got volume, you know, there's so many different metrics to measure a chain by. So I could see it passing it in transactions one day. That's what it's designed for, right? If you get some good, if you get some good games running on it, you could see it hit higher active users, higher transaction or, you know, but volume, probably not, you know, like DeFi is going to most likely live on Ethereum for the foreseeable future. We talked about that a little bit last week. The ecosystem really matters there. And so I think what we're seeing right now in price gains in the short term, sure, it could, it could outperform there. And I think part of what we should talk about here today is why we saw all that price movement happening over the weekend. And I think, I think you've got my screen here, BJ, you can pull it in here, but some of the factors that came up on this article on Cointelegraph, why Solana Price woke up this week, it really has to do with, you know, obviously FTX getting reopened back up. A lot of people thinking there's less likely for Alameda and what's held on the FTX balance sheet, less likely to dump.
A highlight from Macro-Economy vs Crypto with EconomicNinja
"All right, so lots of influential factors right now in the markets today from real estate, what we're dealing with, with inflation, and also banking issues that really could affect your strategy going forward around crypto or real estate, all those kinds of things. We're going to bring in a special guest today to kind of break this down. This is going to be a good one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today is the Economic Ninja. If you guys don't follow him, hit him up over on YouTube as the Economic Ninja. Great to have you on the show, Ninja. Hey, Paul, thank you so much for having me on. So let's get into a couple of topics around the current state of the markets, we'll call it. Some of the things that are happening right now, obviously around jobs, we saw, of course, COBY kind of reporting on this, 150 ,000 jobs in October. This was below the expectations of 180. And it's likely that this is highly underreported in the sense of real job loss overall. When you look at some of the research and the data that you're doing, I know on your own YouTube channel, you look at the current situation with jobs as they are and where those jobs are coming from, because they're coming from places that are not necessarily even job growth areas. Do you feel like this is a major catalyst for a potential oncoming recession or do you think this is kind of a natural evolution of these down markets? Well, you've got a couple of different factors at play. One is that the government is not reporting the truth in the way that it should be reported. It actually gives out the facts and figures. But one fact and figure that they really go a little light on is the headlines come out and they say that employment's increasing, employment's great. But what's increasing is part time jobs, not full time jobs. When you see it seems to be right now about for every one full time job that's taken away, taken off the market, that's somebody that's fully employed, has hopefully some type of benefits package, has insurance, things like that. For every job that's taken away full time, we add about three to four part time jobs. And a lot of this is because of government overregulation where governments have stepped in and they tell employers, hey, if your employees are employed at a minimum 30 hours a week, that's considered full employment. So we want you to give them benefits so easily. And it makes sense. Companies go, OK, we're going to start pulling back and giving certain employees like twenty eight hours a week so that they stay right underneath that threshold. So that's one factor that's really not explained very well. Another thing is that the Federal Reserve is hell bent to raise unemployment. And this is what normally happens during a tightening cycle. The reason why the Federal Reserve has to tighten anything is because inflation got out of control. The Fed has always had an inflation mandate. Their numbers are two percent, which we all know inflation runs a lot hotter year after year, over two percent. But again, they're moving these metrics are changing the goalposts. And so now that inflation has gotten away, they need to tighten. One of the ways to tighten is to cause unemployment. Well, how does the Federal Reserve cause employment? It puts the pressure, turns the screws on to the employer in the form of less money being lent out into the market, higher interest rates, things like that. Do you feel like this is just the beginning of the iceberg in terms of jobs available, true unemployment spiking into possibly some people out there have even pushed out into what we could see? If you look back at some of the recessions in the past where we see double digit unemployment over 10 percent, do you think that is even possible with the current status here in the United States? Yeah, 100 percent, I completely believe that by the time we hit a bottom, we will be well into double digit unemployment numbers. Let's give the car industry as an example, we've seen numerous auto lenders completely pull out of the market. The latest large auto lender that pulled out of the market was Bank of Montreal. Now, if you think about it just from that aspect, that means that there are less lenders lending into the market, allowing people to be able to buy a car because most people and I'll tell you, I've got a car for sale right now around nine thousand dollars. There's not a lot of phone calls. My phone's not ringing off the hook. And the reason why is because people don't have the cash to buy it. They need to finance nine thousand dollars. And so they're having a harder time because their interest rates are so much higher. Why? Well, one of the reasons not only the Fed raising rates and the bond market going crazy, but also since there's less lenders in the market, a lot of these auto lenders have to take a certain stance on risk. And they go, hey, if we're going to loan at a certain amount of money into the market with the certain average credit user or the person that needs a loan, they have a credit score of X or they've got bills of Y. They've got to ask higher rates. So the problem is now you've got employment being affected there, too, because if there are less car loans going out, there are less auto salesman employed. There are less people working behind the desk giving those loans out. I know that might seem real small, but when you look at it from a twenty thousand foot view perspective, you start really thinking about just one little step where the Federal Reserve makes it so impossible for a bank to loan money to someone that chain effect that going down the stairs, stepping down from one job loss, two jobs lost, three job loss after a while, it starts just multiplying. So a lot of factors here that you're mentioning and you look at this because we're talking about potentially still job numbers going up, if job numbers and when I say job numbers in the sense of unemployment, if it does go up, wouldn't that kind of align with what Powell's directive is, which is job loss goes up, inflation numbers start to reduce and we see what we could see, which is maybe that target of two percent. Do you think that's achievable in, say, the next two to five years? What is your thoughts on what Chair Powell is looking at in terms of hitting that target? Yeah, so I actually believe that you're going to see a two percent inflation rate in five years, maybe six, and the reason why is because we're going to have an epic crash before then. The Federal Reserve historically does not start touching or pivoting its rates until we see about 20, 25 percent taking off the major indexes of the stock market. It takes a lot more than just a housing correction to do that. If you look back on when the Fed started to really pivot last time was 2007, which was in line with not only a housing correction, but also the stock market indexes started really trending lower. It wasn't until it hit its crescendo between September of 2008 and the spring of 2009. But you also have to remember, too, the Federal Reserve did not have its repurchase window open until January of 2009. So we'd already seen a massive haircut off of stock market indexes. We saw a massive haircut off of home valuations well before they even opened up the repurchase window. Now, what's different this time is that the repurchase window has been opened for quite some time. We have over 700 banks failing. That's from the Federal Reserve, not from me. We are seeing an epic crash in the banking sector. But tying this back into like what you were saying with the pivot and the unemployment numbers, the unemployment numbers are actually showing positive. If people don't really disseminate them, it's showing that employment strong, but it's strong in the wrong way. We're getting more part time and under employed employees and we're losing these full time jobs. As a matter of fact, we are already seeing the month of October has been impressive as far as job losses because we're seeing companies shave 10 percent of its workforce or at least are announcing that they're about to lay off 10 percent. Even Citigroup came out September and they said we're going to lay off an undisclosed amount of people and then we'll really let you know in a couple of months. And the reason why they said that they're preparing people. They don't want everyone jumping ships. They don't want everyone to know exactly what they're doing. But at the same time, they're trying to appease their shareholders because they're trying to keep their shareholders from selling their stock. And they're saying, hey, we've got a plan. Don't worry, everything's be fine. Very similar to what happened with WeWork. WeWork gave you the idea in the last couple of months. Hey, we don't see ourselves really going forward in the normal direction. We're going to have to start talking to our creditors and starting to try and renegotiate leases. And now you find them in bankruptcy. So we're in that situation where CEOs are trying their hardest to keep their shareholders calm. We saw that with Lowe's and Home Depot back in the spring where they said the consumer has changed. And they're trying to give you very interesting ways of wording or wordsmithing. Please don't panic. Don't sell our shares because we're essentially screwed right now. Some of the things I want to kind of point to, Fed has lost control, bank collapsed, commercial real estate disaster, pension fund devastation. Something is running up quickly. This is kind of the topic around what's happening overall. And then I want to play a clip from Peter Saint -Ange on what's happening in Switzerland. Let me just jump to this clip real quick and let you listen in. In an ominous sign for our coming financial crisis, Switzerland is considering locking people into failing banks using capital controls that would stop depositors from withdrawing their money. I talked about this in a previous video, so -called friction tech that would lock depositors into dying banks, forcing them to go down with the ship so no banker is left behind. The Fed has also been pushing such controls in a series of papers ever since Silicon Valley Bank went down back in March. So specifically, Switzerland's considering limiting withdrawals to 50 ,000 Swiss francs per year. Franc is about a dollar. Larger withdrawals would be subject to a three month notice period. So you'd have to wait three months. I'm going to pause it there. So it isn't, in fact, taking place in Switzerland, but they're looking at doing this. Remember, if you look at the European Union, about six months ahead of us in terms of the economic cycles and they're obviously already in a recession. If something like that, if the Fed were to come in and put those kind of controls in to kind of avert what happened at Silicon Valley. How do you think consumers would respond to that retail? I mean, because everybody is already on edge with this and now I'm going to have a limit on what I could pull out of my bank. What are your thoughts on how Americans would say, OK, we're OK with that? This has actually been happening for over a decade. We've seen times of banking crisis and I guess the ruble would be one of the most recent examples. And there was some examples in certain Slavic countries where they were told that they were only allowed to withdraw a certain amount of money per day when there's an actual banking crisis. And it's happening in America right now in cryptocurrency. If you have a Coinbase account, you know if you deposit some money, wire it that day, it shows in your account. You could buy Bitcoin with it all day long, but you can't withdraw that Bitcoin for 72 hours. It's because they are insolvent. That's a derivative. And most people don't understand how that works. And so these are great signs when you see countries start to say, hey, we're looking at doing this or you look at what's just going on with Bank of America and some other key banks just a few days ago where they had a quote unquote glitch. And I'm going to tell you, this is sort of the conspiracy theory side. I don't believe that these are glitches that just accidentally happened. There are some that happen, but it's also a test to see how depositors react. And that test was a few days ago. Your deposits were coming into your bank, but it might take a day or two or maybe three for you to be able to access that money because there was a glitch. And really what that is, is the ability for bankers to be able to see how the public reacts to such an event. And those are things that I'm reporting on all the time. I'm sure you are. And I think people need to take heed. So what can you do? First thing is separate your risk. And that is big multinational banks, local regional banks and credit unions. But then also, you don't have to have all of your finances in paper as well. You could actually get alternative assets.
A highlight from Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming! | Mass Effect Teaser Trailers | Legend of Zelda movie | Spiderman is Spiderman #424
"We're live, what's up everybody this is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi4, the best gaming podcast number... four, two, four, four hundred and twenty four man. How many have you been on? How many podcasts have you been on? Probably. Do you mean like since I became a co -host? Yeah, since you started. Even if you had the old ones. Or the Patreon? Because you were on a bunch in the first, you know, you jumped in. I remember back in 2018 we did a bunch of, we did game awards and shit. We did a bunch of, you know, events and stuff like that. We did a bunch of E3s. I hopped on a bunch of, a couple internationals. The first one I ever did was just a Patreon one, which was really fun. That's when I, do you realize, there's two games I always talk about and it's Near and Those two games were recommended by you in that first Patreon podcast. That's how I found out about them. That's how long you've been doing them? They were in the original Patreon podcast? They're in the original Patreon podcast and then, yeah, before I became a co -host, yeah, I feel like I come on like twenty, thirty times or something and then ever since then it's been every week, right? Yeah, I think you were on probably the most out of, you know, like the people who come on and join. I think you were on the most before and that you and Johnny was on quite a bit, which is why we, I was like a regular, you know, just like coming in sometimes and yep, coming in hot. What's up? Everybody in chat? People are asking about the ads. Are they real? No, those are, I mean, manscraper. Come on, man. Come on, bro. Those ain't real. That would be, that would be ridiculous. Well, you know what? These days. Josh L, $2 Super Chat. Will Gilf Island have microtransactions? Yeah. See, if you know that sometimes YouTubers make games, if I made a game, it would be Gilf Island and it would be a point and click like Leisure Suit Larry, but with just grandmothers, just hockey island, but like Monkey Island, but half Gilf Hot Gilf's. Yeah, be Gilf Island. What's the, so, so do you have like a distinction between Gilf and, and Cougar or, yeah, see, that's, that's the thing. I personally, I think Cougar's just replaced the number of kids you may have had. So Cougar doesn't matter if you've had kids where Gilf is like grandmother, you know. You have to be a grandmother. Yeah. You have to be a grandmother. So even if you were like a 40 year old grandmother, you'd be a Gilf. You would be a Gilf. Yeah. Technically. But again, we're changing all the slang. So who knows? If there's like an 18 year old with a, with a, that has a son or a daughter, she'd be a MILF. That doesn't sit well. She would. It doesn't sit well. It doesn't sit well. It does. It doesn't sit well when you look at like how we've changed. Like the way we. MILF has to be at least 40, you know. Yeah, right. Exactly. Because at some point you're getting into, well, not into creep zone, especially if you're 20 and that person's 20, but it's still, it's a little weird. Right. Yeah. Sup everybody. Thank you for joining us. We're going to be talking about GTA 6 and the announcement of an announcement. I got to tell you, I just did this on Twitter. I just said, okay. Cause they said, you know, we're, we're happy to announce that at some point we'll have an announcement. And I was just like, come on guys. Do you think they're going to do in game awards? They never do that. They don't. They don't. Rockstar doesn't want to share the rock, rockstar is big enough to not share the limelight with E3. Yeah. They could literally just release a YouTube video and it'll be good, man. Right. Yeah. So I don't know, but it could be, it would be a big get for the game awards to have the big first ever get for the game awards, not for rockstar. They don't need that publicity. Exactly. No. In fact, it would be in a way worse because I know a lot of people who aren't going to watch and aren't interested at all in the game awards. So it's like, you know, there'll be parsing out. We even do that sometimes where we parse out trailers after an event. Yeah. So, yeah. But I mean, they said there was going to be an announcement of announcement what for the last six months we've seen leaked data on it. What did you think? Have you seen some of the leaked, um, like our footage? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She has a fucking ass joy dude. I noticed that as well, I was like that's that's a interrupt those pain. Those pants are tight. Yeah. That's all I got from that. But. That's all you got. Not yet. It's not that I didn't. All I saw was like the Ba -Donca game over there. Like I didn't I didn't really. You know, I didn't really want to look at too many leaks. Yeah. Right? On why I just just went on. Um, it was just a game in progress. Like, didn't they go after a leaker? Probably, yeah, yeah, they did. Actually, they did. They did. But you know, with Rockstar, especially, you know that it's like a spoiler for a trailer, you know what I mean? Yeah, you know, like it's, it's just, it's, it's a Rockstar game, dude. It's, you know, doesn't happen that many. Yeah, you don't want to really, um, we'll put the GTA five thing there. Well, um, I think overall, I don't really want to see too much because like we were talking earlier, I asked everybody what they wanted to see from GTA five or GTA six. And dude, I would never want to be a developer. The ideas that everybody came up with were so cross in cahoots, like they wouldn't work together, you know, people saying I want a four by somebody else said I wanted a strategy. Somebody else said I want Anarchy and a deep characterization. The other person said I want deep customization and no, I want to be the character which I get both of those. I understand both of those sides, but it was I was reading it just going, dude, seriously, if you were a dev and you were reading the thought process on that, you'd be like, we're fucked. No one. Dude, imagine, man, being a dev must suck ass because your customers are gamers, man. Yeah, it's got to be the worst. It's got to be rough because they're and there are gamers who are embedded in GTA to the point of being like, yeah. Okay. For example, we had a big discussion yesterday. I said every announcements been about two years, so they show it and then they announce it and I said one of the reasons why I thought this would make sense for another two years is because they've got to tell people quit buying shit in GTA 4 or GTA 5. Sorry. They've got to do the thing where they don't say it, but they're like just so, you know, GTA 6 is coming. So you might want to not spend a hundred K and GTA 5 and shark cards, but it's like I don't quite know, you know, how they're going to handle that how they're going to say online. Did they release something new for shark tard shark tards? Sorry shark cards. I don't know. I don't know. I cuz oh, go ahead. I don't know. I don't know if you'd agree with me on this. So it'd be nice obviously to like transfer stuff, you know what I mean? Yep, but at the same time dude, it's a new game and you already this is the game you chose to spend. It's like, you know, I mean, it's a the games are not like a year apart. You know what I mean? They're like they're like what like 10 years apart, right? It's just a whole new. I mean, I don't see, you know, if they if they were like, hey, we noticed that your account had like this character with that much shit and you know, we're going to give you a little booster going to give you some stuff that be cool for them, but I'm at the same time. I'd be I mean, I haven't paid much, you know, I don't I wonder what how they would feel but I feel like, you know, it wouldn't be a big deal if they were just like, yeah, this is just a new game start start from scratch, right? I don't know if you'd agree with that or not. Yeah, I think it's diminishing. They'll do a diminishing refund where they're like if you had a hundred thousand you get a thousand if you had a million points of things bought you get five thousand, you know, they'll be a percentage maybe but that's why I think the two years make sense. You announce it now you got two years and you're really telling people behind the scenes. Hey, listen, man in two years GTA 6 is going to be at but GTA 5 isn't going to go away. It didn't go away with red. It's not thank God. But yeah, and gta4 didn't go away and gta4 didn't go away. I mean, well, I don't know what there is in GTA. Is there even an online though and gta4 fucking okay. Yeah, I don't think there is but I don't think what gta5 they would close it down. I just think they'll yeah, they might have a diminishing, you know, return kind of thing where they look at a percentage. Yeah, because otherwise dude, it's a lot the Shrike $5 stupid. I just lost my left bullet using my lawnmower to shave my nuts lawyers details, please. Oh for the for the man scraper commercial. Yeah, I think when you look at like GTA 6 man, what I want to see is want to see a larger world in size a bigger city and then bigger out of bounds. I don't need three cities. People are talking about multiple cities. I don't think it needs to be just cause either. I just wouldn't like to because GTA 5 is good, but you can cover GTA 5 pretty quick. I did the walk in the walk and you can walk to one edge the other pretty quickly not quickly and like, you know what I mean in game, you know, sure. Yeah, it's not eight hours. What are you what I'm wondering about as well. Well, it's always Rockstar there, you know, they're going to like push the push it even more. But what I was wondering I always wonder about this Red Dead. They were able to do what they did with the Red Dead because it's not a fully developed world. So every single NPC you me has his own scripting and and you can talk to them and they react and there's so much detail in that and then like encounters that might happen. Now. I'm sure encounters can definitely happen and GTA but I wonder I wonder if they're going to hate have scripting for every sink dude, like there's no way right like it's super populated. I get it's a city. There's no way they're going to script maybe they're going to do some crazy tech voodoo smart shit where they do some like AI scripting, you know, what I mean or something like that, but I don't see them, you know, but but it'd be it'd be awesome man. If GTA on the scale that it is had the same type of detail and and and density has read that that'd be that be insane man. And I always wonder about that. Like like what what direction maybe they're just too completely there two completely different games going two completely different routes, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I mean, it'll be the first ones based on SSD and NVMe. Yeah, so my personal opinion is they'll do a lot of loading behind the scenes NPCs. They'll do what Ubisoft does where they you know, they sample less scripting for the farther out the end of the guy is and so you're up close guys. There is a lot going on but looking at the footage here. There's a lot of places in GTA 5 where there isn't a ton of traffic and people and then depending on the time frame depending on the city. There is a lot I think they can probably do something that's very close to Red Dead plus a lot of cheats. They're going to have a ton of cheats. Yeah, 100 percent Legion had a ton of really good despite anybody's love or hate for Watchdogs Legion. If you watch their GDCs, they had some really smart ways of basically having one person sort of running a group of people and and it was like using their senses instead of everybody's and then informing others and sort of like fear did with its with its AI and stuff. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be able to work it out. It is over. They'll definitely have some cool stuff because of the new consoles. I mean base PS5 base Xbox series S and X they can do a lot with those is this so Red Dead came out 2018. That was almost that was like towards the end of the console life cycle. I believe now we're in the middle of it and it's interesting because even GTA GTA was at the very very they pushed the shit out of those systems. Remember Xbox 360 PS 3 like that was at the very very end the cusp. So it's interesting. This is going to be the first well, maybe I don't know how they usually they announce a game and then and then release it like a couple months later, right? So I'm assuming that it's going to be released 2024. Well, all GTA's have had two years exactly after announcement. Yeah, I looked my spot. Yeah. Yeah. They delayed GTA 5 by a couple months, but it was okay. Yeah, they so for with like two years to your two years two years and GTA I think for that probably makes sense because it also gives you some room to sort of identify where you are. Also, if you look at the alphas, dude, they're not very good. So we're seeing footage that I assume is somewhat current when people leak it. Yeah, that's got a long ways to go and a long ways in Rockstar terms, of course, is different than everybody else, but they could do it at the end of 2024. But I think more like or sorry, starting in 2025, the end of 2024, but I think it'll be probably end of 2025 or 2026. How Red Dead was released a couple months after, right? Right. A couple months after what? The announcement. Yeah, see that one I didn't track because Red Dead was, Red Dead was leaked many years prior. So I don't know. Yeah, I don't. Yeah. I mean, we've all we and we knew just we know about GTA 6 until today. They didn't announce it, but we knew it was being made too. So it is. And we knew GTA 4 was being made. I'm thinking of the deep dive trailers, you know, when they when they like when they released the Red Dead deep dive. Yeah. When they did like the 20 minute or 30 minute, like this is the game mechanics this way, you'd be that that was close to release. So maybe maybe they did like a teaser way before for sure. I mean, I'm excited whenever it could come out tomorrow and I would play it, it come out in two years and I could play it come out four years and I play it. I do also think that they've talked about not punching down in humor and all that stuff, which I think is really weird because that's sort of that's sort of what it's known for and why I think a lot of people there's a little bit of like cathartic kind of, you know, just like some of the stuff you would never say, but these characters say and so you find it funny like a comedian who's edgy or what we know for sure. Yeah, so I want to see how they're going to handle that how they're going to handle characterization of those two characters. Sicilian Gamer, $5 Super Chat thoughts on Boogie documentary. He spent $200 on prostitutes instead of his mortgage. Oh, God. What is Boogie? Boogie has been on a spiral since who's for a while now. Is Boogie the fat guy? He's heavyset and he did a lot of Xbox stuff. He did. I think he had like he was one guy from Xbox come over. Yeah. It was known for his like character that likes to drink a lot of I think Mountain Dew as you drink Mountain Dew. Francis. Francis. Flipping up the table thing. That shit, that shit. But then he went into like this whole rabbit hole of depression and I don't know. I think he's mentally unwell or something. So yeah, I don't know what's going on with that. Yeah. I personally would just say I don't like documentaries on people anyway, like everybody's personal life like everybody loves to pretend they're perfect in the real world. No one is. For sure. Never met anybody in my life and I mean that's what I did for you. Instagram filters. Instagram filter of life, right? So it's like I just don't care and I would never watch it like. You know there are like full on studios that would that would like that's where like there's full on studios and I know that like some of my some I have like friends who are Instagram like you know e -girls and shit and they tell me like they take they take a picture in Instagram like they're on they're in a private jet or like on the boat with that's all fake. Yeah, it's all that's all fake. Yeah. Yeah, it's all fake. It's it's yeah. Yeah here there's a guy who rents out his jet for Instagram models. So he'll rent out the jet. Yeah, they're coming to the tarmac take photos. Yeah. Yeah, and literally literally there's there's a lot of a lot of jet owners or speedboat owners or boats or yachts or whatever they say people just want to go there take videos with them. Like like fucking opening champagne and shit and ruining dirtying up their whole oh God the world. Yeah, I hate it. Number one says Red Dead 2 reveal was also two years prior to release. So yeah, you were probably thinking of those deep dives. I don't track that too much. I only do with GTA.
A highlight from How Intermittent Fasting Heals Leaky Gut and Improves the Microbiome
"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 Thanks for spending time with me and let's go into the show. Are you concerned about the health of your brain? Do you want to get rid of brain fog and have superior clarity and focus? Well I have a solution for you and no it's not caffeine or some sort of pill or powder, rather it's delicious chocolate fudge. I know that sounds crazy but this isn't your average fudge. It's actually rich chocolatey fudge that is jam -packed with five of the most beneficial mushroom species in existence when it comes to keeping a sharp and healthy brain. 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Just visit PuroalityHealth .com and use the coupon DRJ to access 30 % off your purchase today. On this podcast, I'm being interviewed by my friend Dr. John Dempster for his Gut Reset Summit and we talk all about how intermittent fasting helps your body heal leaky gut and improves the diversity and the resilience of the microbiome and on this podcast, I share my story of when I was in my early 20s how I had irritable bowel syndrome and how intermittent fasting was a cornerstone strategy I used to help overcome this naturally and I go through the science of how intermittent fasting helps to heal the gut lining as well as improve the diversity and the resilience and overall strength of the microbiome. It's a really powerful topic and if you know anybody that wants to improve their gut health or is just really interested in this topic, please share this podcast with them and also you will want to go ahead and register for the upcoming Gut Reset Summit. For a limited time, it is a free viewing and you can check it out. Just go to DrJockers .com and go to the show notes for this podcast and you'll find a link so you can access that summit for free and listen to all the top experts when it comes to gut health and the microbiome. So I know you guys will get a lot of value out of that and thank you so much for being a part of our community here on the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast. Please subscribe to the channel if you haven't already and leave us a five -star review. When you leave us a review, it helps us reach more people and impact more lives with this message. Thank you so much for doing that. Thank you for being a part of our community and let's go into the show. Hi everyone and welcome to the Gut Reset Summit. I'm your host, Dr. Jon Dempster and today I'm thrilled to introduce to you an old friend of mine, Dr. David Jockers. And Dr. David Jockers, he is a doctor of natural medicine who runs one of the most popular natural health websites, DrJockers .com. And this site has over 1 million monthly visitors, which is insane. So that's amazing, amazing the work he's doing with that. And his work is also featured on popular media, such as the Dr. Oz Show and Homeworks Home and Family. And Dr. Jockers is the author of the bestselling book, The Keto -Metabolic Breakthrough and The Fasting Transformation. And he is also the host of the popular Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast. And David lives in Canton, Georgia with his wife, Angel and his twin boys, David and Joshua and his daughters, Joyful and Shine. But David, great to have you on here. Thanks so much for being here today. Well, thanks so much, Sean. Always great to connect with you. Yeah, fantastic. And today we're going to talk about one of your topics that's near and dear to your heart and that's going to be all about intermittent fasting, but we're going to tie it into how this is so critically important for the gut microbiome, for diversity and for gut health overall. Yeah, for sure. You know, I'm super excited about this. Intermittent fasting was a key strategy I used to heal irritable bowel syndrome. And it wasn't something I had learned about. Like I didn't know anybody that was actually practicing it. The term hadn't hit culture yet. In fact, I didn't know anybody, any health influencer that was talking about this back in 2004, 2005. I just did it intuitively and I was dealing with constipation, diarrhea, trouble gaining weight, nutrient absorption issues. And I just felt better when I compressed my eating window like we're going to talk about. And it was a really key strategy that allowed me to heal my gut, improve my nutrient absorption, gain the muscle weight back, get my energy back and my life back. So something I'm really passionate about. So for everyone who's listening right now, I mean, this might not be a new term given that it's been popularized lately, but let's break it down. What is intermittent fasting? Can you just break down that definition? Yep. So all of us do some level of intermittent fasting because we all sleep at night. So when we're sleeping, we're not eating. And really, I think about intermittent fasting as more or less the time between. So I break it into two different periods. We have the time between our first meal of the day and the last meal of the day. And then we have the time in a sense in between that. Right. So with intermittent fasting, we're compressing our eating window. So most people are eating in, let's say, a 14 or 16 hour eating window. So let's say they eat their first bite of food at 7 a .m. and they have their last bit of calories at 9 p .m. Let's say, you know, that's kind of a 14 hour eating window, 10 hour fasting window. So most people are doing something along those lines. Intermittent fasting would have us do something like one of the more popular methods is an eight hour eating window where we're eating our meals in an eight hour window, let's say 12 p .m. to 8 p .m., 10 a .m. to six, 8 a .m. to four, you know, whatever works best for your schedule and what you feel best with. But basically, you're compressing the eating window. So your first meal, let's say, is at 8 a .m. OK, you can eat in between that, you know, that period of time. So if you want the second meal at 12 and then your third meal at, let's say, three, you know, finished by four o 'clock and then you've got a 16 hour window where you're fasting between 4 p .m. and 8 a .m. the next morning. So that would be a compressed eating window. And we use this term intermittent fasting or time restricted feeding. Now, some people will say intermittent fasting, time restricted feeding would be anything within a 24 hour window. So if you're eating at all within a 24 hour window, it's called technically time restricted feeding where you're just basically restricting the amount of time that you're feeding. And intermittent fasting would be more of like a two day fast or 36 hour fast. Anything over a 24 hour period of time would be called intermittent fasting. But most people use those terms interchangeably. But just so the audience knows, if you hear somebody talking about time restricted feeding, TRF, they're talking about this idea of compressing the eating window on a in a sense, on a daily basis, you know, to let's say eight hours or six hours or four hours or whatever it is. And then oftentimes intermittent fasting is a term used when we're talking about something more than 24 hours. Like, for example, a lot of people get great benefits doing a 36 hour fast, for example, where they'll eat dinner at, you know, let's say 6 p .m. on Saturday and they don't eat again until, you know, Monday morning or Monday at lunchtime, somewhere around that around there. Great, great, great thing to do if you're really looking to ramp up fat burning, you want to lose weight, you want to really bring down inflammation in the body can be really, really powerful. And that's an intermittent fasting strategy. Awesome, I've got so many questions for you, David, and I love it, we're going to get into it. But first of all, if we're going to be fasting, why are we doing this? What are the exact benefits? What's the point? For sure. Well, basically, when we stop eating, so of course, when we're eating for the next three to four hours, we're eating or our body is actually utilizing the calories we consumed to produce energy, right, and to produce new proteins and all the different things that the body needs to do with the nutrients we have available. So three to four hours, sometimes six hours, depending on the size of the meal, that's really going to be the nutrients we just took in. And then after that, we need a continual supply of blood glucose, right? Your blood glucose, if you ever tested, it's never going to be zero. It's only zero if you're dead. Right. And you've been dead for a while. And so you're always going to have a continuous supply of blood glucose. And the body does that by having something called glycogen, which is a surplus of glucose that we store in our muscles and our liver. And so the body will start to liberate this glycogen naturally. And we use stress hormones to do that. Cortisol, epinephrine, but their job like cortisol is called a glucocorticoid, meaning its job is actually to elevate blood glucose. So when glucose starts to drop, cortisol, some cortisol will come out to get the glucose up. And that's normal and natural. And so now we're starting to utilize our stored sugar. But our body has a certain threshold. It doesn't want to go below. So it's only going to use stored sugar up until a certain point, and then it's going to actually get into our body fat stores. And the way that it knows to get into the body fat stores is when this hormone insulin gets down. Right. So insulin has a certain threshold after we eat. It's up. It's elevated above that threshold as it comes down. The longer we go between meals, it gets below this threshold. And that tells the body, OK, now let's burn fat as our main fuel source. So instead of burning so much sugar, let's burn fat. When we burn fat, we produce a cleaner source of energy because glucose is a quick energy source, but it's also metabolically, metabolically dirty in a sense. And I say that because we produce a lot of free radicals and we drive up more inflammatory pathways when we're using glucose as our primary energy source. So in a sense, on a 24 hour period, we don't want to use a lot of glucose as an energy source. We only really want to use it as our main energy source, perhaps shortly after meals. And then also if we're doing any sort of anaerobic type activity. So for exercising, you know, doing something stressful, lifting weights, something along those lines, it's a very good, good energy source because we can we can produce a lot of energy quickly from it.
A highlight from How Bitcoin Fights Tyranny with Erik Cason
"If I'm not wrong about Bitcoin, then I believe that this is the most radical apparatus that has ever put its hands in humanity, and that is the only thing that can save us from the potential annihilation of total war that we are eking towards closer and closer every day. Hello there. How are you all doing? Hope you're doing well. A few things to update you on. Firstly, travels over the next month. We'll be heading out to Fort Worth, I think it's next week, two weeks, I can't remember, for the North American Blockchain Summit before we head out to Ghana to attend the Africa Bitcoin Conference in December and to make another film. It's going to be very busy. We've also announced our conference in Bedford in April next year. Please do go and check that out, cheatco .co .uk. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at RS Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack, and today we have Eric Cason making his debut on What Bitcoin Did. Now, Eric has been around in Bitcoin for a long time and recently dropped his book, Crypto Sovereignty, in which he expands upon a lot of his writings over the last few years. Now, I absolutely love this show, but not as much as our boy Danny. We've made a few more philosophical shows over the past couple of years, and they are among some of my favorites. I love getting into the wild stuff, especially with someone like Eric. Now, he claims he isn't a philosopher, but have a listen. I think you'll disagree. And all I know is Danny absolutely loved this. It was his favorite show, I think, this year. So I hope you enjoy this one. If you've got any questions about this or anything else, please do get in touch. It's hello at whatpikwondid .com. Danny is like all week, he's like, all right, I cannot wait for the Eric Cason to come on. It's going to be completely fucking nuts, but you're going to love him. That's a pretty good - That pretty much sums it up. Yeah, it's a pretty good synopsis of who I am. Well, look, welcome. Good to finally have you on the show. It's been a long time coming. Do you know what's funny in the last one? So we do notes for the shows, and sometimes I don't even refer to them, but sometimes I do. But I'd opened Eric's notes, and I was looking. So I had Mark Masson, and I was like, so you just dropped a book? I was like, has he just dropped a book? Did you have - No, I did switch it around, but I did have the wrong notes. Anyway, Eric, how are you? I'm good. Strung out from the concert, but you know, or from the conference. Well, in the conference, I went to a concert last night too. Who'd you go and see? Tinlicker. They're part of the Anjunadeep label. They're like a big, they're pretty big in the UK, actually. What kind of music is it? Deep House. Yeah, that's not my thing. Yeah. Yeah, I listen to Slayer and Megadeth and shit like that. Congratulations on the book. I haven't read it. Thank you. It's been a long time coming. I've read some of it, but. Danny usually gets them read in time, but yeah, congratulations. Tell me about the book first, and then we'll get going. Well, the book, it didn't start as a book. It just started as a series of essays that I was just kind of writing, exploring philosophical and sociological content of Bitcoin. And sort of as I got deeper and deeper, I was like, whoa, there's like all these threads sort of connecting. So the book I can really say is more of like a constellation of a greater incomplete work that I'm sort of working on now, that's trying to essentially do an entire philosophical approach towards, I guess what we call it, called like the sociology of cryptography or something like that. We did consider doing mushrooms for this episode. Well, I mean, it would be really nice, but then I got to get on my flight kind of all weird and stuff. I'm just not sure how that would go with TSA. I've had some close calls like that before. I don't really do mushrooms as well, so I'd be completely lost. I don't do acid on planes anymore. Oh, anymore. Yeah, there was an incident once. So I decided I was like, it's time to throttle back on that. Really great way to pass eight hours on a plane. Yeah, please tell me. There's not much to tell you. Cause everybody's always like, you're going to take it, you're just going to flip out on the plane, right? No, like you sit down and you're like, I'm going 600 miles through the air, 330 ,000 feet in the air. Like this is amazing. And if the plane just burst into flames, I'm going to meet God now. It doesn't matter, I can't do anything. So I'm just going to look outside and see all of the amazing mountains and the clouds and how incredible and extraordinary it all is. Did you see that guy get dragged off a plane recently? It was going to Ibiza and had to do an emergency landing, I think in Marseille and they dragged him off the plane cause he was off his nut. No, I didn't see that. Absolutely off his nut. Probably like a weekly occurrence from there. Yeah, I was thinking, what are you doing, doing drugs on a plane? Yeah, yeah. So, you know, I decided that I was getting it a little too close. So we're not doing that anymore just for me and everyone else's safety. Just the gin and tonic will do. Exactly. So what's your philosophy background? I don't have one. You don't have it, even better, okay. But you are a philosopher. No, no, I'm not a philosopher at all. I eschew when anyone tries to call me a philosopher. Maybe I could pass for a thinker. I always say I'm a strategist at best, so. How do you get class as a philosopher? Isn't that a choice? A class? Well, no, essentially like this was all compelled by, when I got into Bitcoin, I had this moment that I was like, how is it possible that this piece of technology can keep its oath to itself in a way that like no man, no institution, no government, no organization seems to be capable of? And it was like a splinter in my mind. And I was like, all right, really smart people have thought about this before me. So like, let's do some Googling about the oath and the philosophy. And I came across this philosopher, Giorgio Ambogon, and I got a book of his called The Sacrament of Oath, The Archaeology of Language. And it's really, really good. It's like the fourth book in like a nine book series called Homo Secur. And now I've read the whole series. And essentially in it, like he's doing a whole archeology of like, what is the oath? How did it function? How did it come about? And he kind of like goes all the way back to pre -Roman times. And he was like, the oath really is like this object of language that fuses magic, religion, and words into a singular that actually has nothing to do with the content that's spoken, but it has to do with the actualization of what's been promised. And so this then marries up with an individual called Homo Secur, who's like the forsaken man throughout human history, who all legal systems have always given themselves a right and a decree to destroy these people, but it's not murder. And most interestingly is that these people can't be used in sacrifices ritualized either, because it's about putting them outside the purview and the protection of the gods. So like they can't have anything to do with religion. And what's pretty interesting is that like, essentially there have been these like non peoples throughout human history that could always be destroyed by the state because of the way that like they're the other bad people. And they pose a threat to the entire system. So like they must be destroyed. And so following the lineage of that person, I kind of like connected that up to modernity and seeing how like now we live in a constant state of emergency where like any of us can be labeled as a terrorist or any enemy combatant. And not only like, do we just not, not only are we in prison, but like access to the law itself is fundamentally impossible. Like we can't even get habeas corpus. So yeah, it's been a pretty interesting journey. And then there's like 10 other philosophers that like on the concourse of it, he like mentioned that and I have to like go on the journey to read them. And I'm also dealing with like a lot of, like a lot of these thinkers you can't approach in academia because they're like solely with backgrounds either in like communism or like radical fascism or other things. So like the moment that you start reading them, people are like, you got to get out of academia. Like you're not welcome here. Why? Specifically so like Heidegger for example, Heidegger is really solely because not only did he belong to the Nazi party, but it seems like a lot of his philosophy actually deals with trying to like actualize a political party that explicitly can identify friend and enemy classes for like the evolution of that political ideal. And so in my opinion, dealing with Heidegger and understanding him very intently so that you can make a criticism of him is essential. Like if you actually want to make your way through the course of phenomenological philosophy and like actually like make your way past Heidegger. you So are saying there's like a whole class of philosophers or philosophy that is essentially kind of censored? Absolutely. One of the guys that, a more contemporary fellow, his name is Michael Norman. He was from the University of Toronto, but brilliant, brilliant scholar. He was studying Heidegger like pretty intensely and he essentially got canceled from the University of Toronto and was intimidated and sort of forced out. It is Canada, it's not surprising. We're ragging on Canada a lot recently. Have you registered yourself yet? We don't have to yet. Okay. Yeah, because we don't make $10 million in revenue, but if there's a bull market, yeah, no, it's the platforms and if you make more than $10 million. I don't know if that's podcast in Canada or anyone. What do you mean as in based in Canada? Like, do you have to be based in Canada or if we want to disseminate our content in Canada? Don't know, probably based in Canada, I would guess. I would have thought the latter actually, because otherwise how can we control you? Well, we don't make $10 million yet, so. Yeah, we're close. After this pod though. Nine and a half million. Okay, so what, the background is they're seen as dangerous words? Yeah, I mean like another floss for I deal a lot with is Karl Schmidt. And so like Schmidt was like a, he was a member of the Nazi party and specifically what I think is the most damning of Schmidt is he actually wrote the legal defense for Hitler during the night of the long knives that essentially justified why that state of emergency was used and that really sort of solidified from a legal perspective that like Hitler's decree was the law itself. And interestingly enough, like Schmidt was actually arrested and in prison for like three years to go and trial at Nuremberg, but they just eventually felt like he didn't have enough evidence. And the biggest irony is that Schmidt actually wrote in, I think it was in 1931 on the concept of the political. And this specifically was talking about like the crisis that the Weimar Republic was facing and that essentially if Chancellor von Hindenburg didn't use the clause of article 38 in the constitution to declare a state of emergency and banned both the Nazis and the communists, that the Weimar Republic would be in crisis. So ironically enough, this didn't see its way into the hands of the chancellor. And so when he was ousted and Hitler came to power, it turned out Hitler was actually kind of a fan of Schmidt's work and Hitler read it and he was like, ah, that's like clause 38 thing. Like this is what we use to destroy the Weimar Republic. Okay, so what do we lose by limiting the kind of scope of books that are studied? I mean, everything, like that's sort of the contextual space that we can have to actually criticize these works. So like look like Mein Kampf should be read not because it's brilliant, but because it's absolutely stupid. Okay. Like it's just an idiotic framework. And like, as soon as you read it, you go, oh, like this Nazism thing is actually like really stupid. Like there's not really much substance to it. I mean, even in the Nuremberg trials, when they asked Schmidt about Hitler, he like sighed and was dismissive. He was like, I can't even discuss his ideology because I find it so superfluous. Well, what is the TLDR? Cause I haven't read Mein Kampf. I doubt, have you read it? I know. I doubt I will. The TLDR is essentially that like Aryan individuals have a superior place in the world because they lead German culture and German culture has helped develop the West on a whole. And that that needs to be defended against all the individuals who aren't part of German culture that are invading Germany. And we need to get lunch in Rome in order to expand German culture and people. And that we always need to be aggressive and warring against the other people that are trying to come into us. And so like, we need to expand the Aryan people as much as possible, make as many of them and destroy anybody that tries to threaten that. So it was elitism. Elitism fused with a general nationalism that then wants to try to create a hierarchical order of people. Right, okay. And so how have you picked the rabbit hole for you to go to that eventually gets you to crypto sovereignty? It's pretty interesting. Well, so like after the Occupy Wall Street movement, like I was exposed to all of those things and it was very clear to me that money was substantially broken. And it was also very clear to me that we couldn't use the political system to make that operable. So for me, I just fell into a crushing depression where I was like, there's no conceivable way to solve any of this problem. Like, how do you neutralize this money problem that's so endemic? So like in my crushing depression, I was just like, well, like maybe, maybe that's it. Maybe I just need to like end it. There's like no good. We can never make anything happen. So I had like, somebody had essentially like whispered to me at Occupy about Bitcoin and how this was like the answer. What year was Occupy? Was that 2011? 2011. Okay. Yeah, so this was like early 2012 that like all this stuff was percolating. And so I like looked up some stuff about Bitcoin and I was like, oh, like this was really interesting and kind of let it percolate a little. And then I came across an article about people that were essentially like doing money laundering in between China and Singapore, like using Bitcoin. And I had wrote my senior thesis at university on the East Asian financial crisis and capital controls. So I was like really intrigued. I was like, capital controls are really powerful. And if you can get around the Chinese communist government capital controls, like pretty that's essential. So like now the Bitcoin thing had really sparked up for me and I was getting into it, reading a lot more about it. But there was all of these like lingering questions about like, how is this even working? Like I get it technologically, but like why, why can't I make a money when like no government can adequately make a money? Like, and then I did the research on the cypherpunk stuff and I was like, oh, okay, this is making sense. And then from Occupy, I'd really gone from being like a far left socialist or communist to like a full on anarchist. And that's really kind of the change that I went under Occupy. And so for me, anarchism was like a sufficient inoculation to be able to like explore both radical communist and radical fascist theory and be able to kind of pick and choose what works for me, what doesn't work for me. And I think that that piece of being like inoculated vis -a -vis anarchism, because to me it was like, I admit that the state is an apparatus of violence and we can't use it at all. And like both fascism and communism see those as key components, but like what else can we maybe learn from these theories? Like, is there anything of value here? And in my opinion, there's a lot of valuable stuff. It's just understanding where all of the pitfalls are and then how it essentially becomes a violent apparatus of destruction vis -a -vis statism and the authority that it tries to decree to people. Okay, so that shift from radical socialism to anarchism, was that like a, was that an actual shift or was that an evolution of your ideas, your worldview, where you actually realize what it is you, the issues you have in the world or complications the you see or the problems you see with the state, actually you thought socialism was a solution, but it really is anarchism, potentially. Yes, and like the actual like point of change was when I was in Philadelphia, like the Occupy National Gathering, and we had assembled at the Peaceful Assembly monument that's on the National Monument Mall, and the police told us to like get lost. And we're like, no, you don't understand. This is like the freedom to assemble memorial. They're like, we're telling you. And I was like, but you don't, then they got the tranche on that and started beating the shit out of me, right? Right on top of the memorial too. And I remember like, as he's like hitting me, like I have this thought, I was like, oh, like the state is not my friend. Like these people aren't gonna help us ever. And that was kind of like my big radical shift in understanding that like the state wasn't actually this thing that was gonna help us out. So what brought you to radical socialism then? What is it about you? So I grew up in the Western United States in California. So I grew up in woo woo, liberal California with everything feels really good. And like one of the really important things about socialism I wanna honor is like, it feels really good. Like this was like a really great idea that we want everybody to understand and get on board with. We should like share stuff that's like important. And there's like a common in community. I think the problem is that all of those feel good feelings, those are ots as opposed to like what is. And like what is is as good as we have those feelings, like there are very real limits to what we can provide. Like as much as we do centrally plan something and saying, we're gonna provide this for everybody, there is actual corruptions and limits to it. So I think for me, that experience of getting beaten was understanding that as much as this shouldn't be happening, it is. And why is it happening? And why do things like this happen? And for me, it was realizing that like, oh, this like apparatus of violence where people decide that like, hey, if you don't do the thing I tell you, I'm gonna hurt you, which seems like a really basic thing. But I really realized like kind of starkly, I was like, oh, like, this is the thing that like runs the entire world is like this entire module of punishment and discipline and trying to create an orderly world, which it does really, really well, but there's all these tertiary issues that come out from it that aren't really well connected to it. Such as? Well, such as if we want to look at the largest polluters in the world, like it's the US military. And so like, there's this endemic problem of that. Violence is a very real and endemic problem, but violence on a state -based level is a whole nother game. And that's one that we all comply to and act like it's a totally normalized thing that if somebody just doesn't comply, that using violence to get their compliance is good. Well, it's slightly different where we're from because we don't have guns. So they might hit you with a truncheon, but it's very rare that a police officer shoots someone. It's a big deal when that happens. Yeah, it's a huge deal. It usually leads to some form of protest. We had riots in South London a few years back on the basis of it, there's a massive investigation. There's actually a situation at the moment recently where a marksman shot somebody and killed them. And he's now being tried for murder. And a number of the, cause we don't have many cops with guns, we have some, we have like armed response or at the airports, a number of come in and handed in their guns because they don't want to run the risk of having to use their gun in the line of work and risk being tried for murder. Well, are you held accountable, just like a normal citizen who chose to shoot somebody? It depends on the situation, but every shooting will have an investigation. But this one, I don't know the details of it, but I just know he's now going to be tried for murder. And that's particularly rare. I couldn't even tell you the last time that's happened. I would say most of the time they're not treated the same way. Okay. Cause like here in the United States, like police officers get certain immunities for when they use their gun, particularly if like they say like, I felt like my life was in danger. And I think like there's only been like 21 officers like convicted throughout the history of the United States, like being put on trial for murder, like using their gun, like while in action. And so like, that's like a massive imbalance. And so to me, again, like the problem, the state is essentially saying, hey, there are people out there that can use their firearms. They're going to get special protection under the law. And they're also going to have a very cozy relationship with the prosecutors when they do come to do that. And to me, like this is a pretty gross abortion of justice. And it also communicates very clearly to police officers like, hey, if you shoot somebody in the line of duty, probably aren't going to be held responsible. So it's the monopoly and violence that, I listened to a podcast, I can't remember who it was. It might've been Sam Harris, I know he won't be popular. And I'm sure he was arguing that the monopoly of violence was the best thing we gave the government because it leads to net less violence. That's, I'm just telling you, that's what I read. But when I heard that, and I thought in terms of the United States, I thought actually that might be less true. I think it's potentially more true in the UK. It's interesting that there's that dynamic that sort of exudes itself. Because we don't have guns. Yeah, and I think that that's a pretty interesting example because yeah, the monopoly on violence, we could say in theory is working out pretty well there. And when we look at the United States, we'd say, ah, not having a monopoly on violence here doesn't seem to be working out so well. But I'm purely guessing. I could be entirely wrong. But one of the main problems is that like, all right, that works for a specific limited duration, but now we end up getting ourselves into Germany in 1930. We disarm the whole population. Like, hey, this is really great. There aren't any more firearm deaths. Now we have a population that we don't really like, that we start bullying a whole bunch. Turns out we really don't like them and we want to steal all their stuff. Turns out we actually hate them entirely and we don't even want them to be German citizens and we want to extinguish them. And so now we're talking about the wholesale murder of 2 million people.
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So why don't you introduce yourself, tell us about your company, maybe your background with caring for somebody with dementia, and then we'll dive right into the topic. Yeah, absolutely. So I run a platform and a business called Dementia Success Path. The reason I started it is when I was very first getting started with my career, I ended up working in Jerry Psych. And that's where you run into the most challenging of dementia behaviors. That's why they're there at the hospital and my job there as an activity therapist was to provide natural intervention. So what to say and what to do to get them to come to a certain baseline in order for the doctors that work there to really be able to correctly prescribe medication. So anyways, that is how I got into the space. And over the course of many, many years, I cared for thousands of dementia patients with challenging behaviors. Thus, now I help caregivers on the Internet with said challenging behaviors now. So that's that's a little bit about me and my background. Awesome. While you were talking, I remembered a different scenario, so I hope I'm not going to throw this out of left field because this was a really challenging behavior. And I want to keep it as anonymized as possible. So a resident who was very tall, who had been a what do they call like a endurance athlete, did those like endurance marathons for people who are not watching the YouTube video. This is a very I don't want to do that kind of face. And he got very agitated if he couldn't get a hold of his wife on the phone and she was out of cell reception and he got so agitated, he pushed over another resident who broke a hip. We all know what happens when older people break hips. And this was an issue she had with him. It's just like he had obviously greater than average. What is the word? Oh, it's Monday and my brain's not going to work. He just had a ton of energy and he needed people to like take him running or he needed a way of getting rid of the energy. But he was out of stage of his dementia that taking him out wasn't necessarily safe for himself or others. So just off the top of your head, what do you think you would do with that? Just we're going to start off with the hard question first. Yeah, well, so I guess I'd be curious to figure out some of some of the why behind that, because ultimately behavior is just communication. The main thing with most of the dementias, whether it be Alzheimer's or from a temporal or blue body or whatever, is that it takes away language if you stick with the disease process long enough. So over time, those behaviors become a way for them to say, hey, something emotionally or physically with me isn't right. And I can't tell you any other way than maybe to shove this over or something like that. So it sounds like a couple of things are there, which is he has a physical need of moving around if that's been a part of his life and that's not being that that could definitely be part of it. The other part is maybe an emotional need that's not being met, which is he's wanting to get a hold of his safe person, the person who he feels gets him and can help orient him. And it's not happening. And I can just feel so overwhelming when you've lost control of everything else in your life with dementia. So as far as tackling those issues, I usually like to start with the physical issue first before I tackle the emotional one. So I understand it could definitely be challenging to get them to maybe run around the block, but I know where I happen to work, we had a pretty substantial backyard area, a garden area that people could walk around or even like a little mini trampoline event. That'd actually be a great idea if you can't move anywhere and he's like, there's nothing physically wrong. He has no mobility issues going on. Just have him bounce on that trampoline and just count it out, like almost treat it like a workout he's having like he might have had in sports or something like that, or maybe run laps a around few times or make it like some type of competition, like he's beating himself with it. So there's all kinds of ways that you can help productively put that energy towards something where it's safer. That was a lot of my job is figuring out how I could safely get these folks needs met so that if things continue to be an issue that then the doctor would come in with, say, like your Ativan or your Seroquel or, you know, whatever, things like that, it's a delicate balance trying if you're a psychiatrist that specializes in geriatrics to really get that right. And he really depended on us trying everything before he gets the medications. We're like, OK, so roughly we probably need this amount. But I was so I'll go there first with getting this physical needs. If he has a lot of energy and he just needs it met, there's there's always a safe way to get it done. It just takes a little bit of creativity and knowing a little bit about his life and his background and what would make the most sense for him. So all that's very important. And then beyond that, the emotional need could be maybe he feels like there isn't anybody else that just sits and talks to him. And I know it's challenging facilities. I get it. I worked in a facility, but at the same point in time, that's really where your let's just say your recreation therapist, your activity director can really be helpful with that. Chances are maybe he could like wall that person's activity planning or something like that could be sitting next to to her him or whatever and help him with these ideas and really building that one on one relationship so that it's not such a desperate bid for that person. You know, ultimately, there's always there's always something you can do. But I hear you. There's always going to be challenges when you're looking at an institutional place with staffing, training, all that type of stuff. But, you know, every single person's different. And it was it was rare when there was ever a person where I'm just like, no, we can't we can't help them. But it was it was very, very, very rare that that would ever be a situation that we find ourselves in. I'm wondering if they actually had gone to a geriatric psychiatrist. I'm thinking no, but I didn't know everything about their situation, obviously. Sure. That probably would have been a really good solution because he'd been in one memory care community and they just I'm not sure they tried very hard. That one used to be a mile down the hill from my home and there was a reason my mom wasn't there. And the one my mom was at, he had been moved there. So the whole incident with the shoving was in the person who got shoved was the parent of a client of my husband. So it was like, it was all the dramas. Yeah, it resolved. It resolved pretty well. I mean, there wasn't lawsuits or everybody was level headed and came to some some agreements that were positive. So that was good because I was like, oh, God, we don't. We're like, do we really need to get lawyers involved? Because, you know, this is just a really ugly situation. But I question whether whether they had a psychiatrist because that might have helped because they did have a really beautiful outside courtyard. I don't know that it would have been enough space. I mean, it was basically the size of an Olympic pool, so he could have run down and back and around. But I'm wondering if he would have felt like like a hamster on a wheel, just kind of going in a circle. But I like the trampoline idea. It depends on the context you're putting it in. It really does. If you're really treating it like, hey, this is, you know, a workout that we're doing together, like a training workout, if he was a big sports guy, then it could make sense for him. It just depends. As far as, I'd say it's unlikely the facility had one. And the reason being is in the place that I worked at, it's a hospital, so it was meant to be short term and that's usually how it goes. Oftentimes we see, rightly so, medication being a very last resort because it could take someone like him who is nothing's physically wrong with him. He's extremely physically active and it could mess with his balance and make it so he becomes a fall risk. So it's almost like you're borrowing from Peter to pay Paul when you're introducing medications. Oftentimes the folks that come to our hospital, they were violent, like they were spitting, they were fighting, hitting people, danger to themselves or others. Like it was very, very extreme situations where they'd be like, OK, like the drugs are like the very last resort to managing this. And I can understand in, you know, memory care or skilled nursing or something like that, it's challenging to have somebody so physically strong around with a bunch of frail people around, for sure. He certainly had quite a few of those. Yeah, he's really tall and then none of the caregivers, most of them, like 99 % of them were women and they weren't, none of them were more than average height. Most of us were pretty, yeah, we're talking like five foot two to five, six or seven at best. So it's not like they had like big, tall, you know, burly women to control him, which, you know, physically controlling him isn't really in the options either. But yeah, it was just, it was one of those situations where it's like, you know, his care partner was just at her wit's end and she was out of cell range because she was doing something for herself and their religious community. And so the fact that she freaked out that he couldn't get ahold of her was really unfortunate. But, you know, and I'm hoping that they learned something, you know, like all of this happened in like 2019 and then we had the pandemic and my mom passed away. It was like, oh, like, it was just, it was like a whole lot happened in a couple of years. But you were talking about violence. And so now we're going to shift back to mom, my mom. And the more we, so we talked a little bit about this, the more help she physically needed. Now, my mom walked fine with no AIDS. She had nothing physically wrong with her either. She had just had Alzheimer's for nearly 20 years. The more help she needed, the nastier she got. She didn't want people to help her. She didn't think she needed help. And if you pressed the wrong way, she literally scratched people and drew blood. So a little bit violent. They were always so surprised because like, oh, she's so easy going. I'm like, you're not talking about my mother. My mother was never easy going. She was, she was a very lovely, nice lady. Did lots of things for the community, loved her family and all that. But don't piss her off because that was a bad idea. And it did not help after Alzheimer's if you pissed her off. So I know we're kind of going back to lack of training, lack of time, lack of staff, which, you know, is actually has gotten worse since my mom passed away. But they never seem to be very good at diffusing the anger that came up kind of quickly. And it was always, it always made me feel so bad when she's, when she drew blood on the gal that took care of her. Because that gal put up with way too much garbage. So it's, go ahead. I was going to say, when you've got somebody who doesn't think they need help, that was the worst with my mom. It's like, you know, and I actually experienced it. We'd come back from, I always took her out. We went and watched kids in the park or whatever. This was what gave her the most joy. And we came back, she needed to use the restroom and she was, you know, she was still fairly continent, but she needed depends, just in case kind of thing. And as we all have happened, you know, her toe gets caught in the elastic and she's grunting and groaning and pissing and moaning, trying to pull the, first off, she crossed her legs and then tried to pull up the, you know, the incontinence underwear. And I'm like, I know exactly what's going to happen if I help her because she's going to get angry at me. And so I let her fuss and fume for a few minutes and I thought, this is ridiculous. And I went in and I said, oh, you just have your toe caught. That happens to me all the time. And I like grimaced and I bent over and I unhooked her toe and I literally backed up and stood up as quick as I could. Thankfully, I did not get smacked. That was what I was expecting. And I left the bathroom. I left her to do the rest of her stuff. She had her clothes back on. She comes back in her room, absolutely spitting mad. And I'm like, you know, this is ridiculous. It's not like I, I didn't even touch her. All I did was unhook the elastic from her toe, which, you know, if she didn't have Alzheimer's, she would have understood that that was the problem. But she was so mad. She was like, right, right, right, people come here. And she stomped out of her room and I thought, okay, well, I guess I'm going to go home now. And she made a circle around. The residents came back in her room. She goes, oh, hi, what are you doing here? I was like, oh, crap. Now we can start the visit all over again. Like, should have left a minute and a half ago. Oh, no. Oh, man. Yeah. So, you know, it's funny. I was actually having this discussion recently. I don't know if you've heard of Dan Salinger. He's pretty big on TikTok, like a really big caregiver on TikTok. I was just interviewing him on my Instagram. And we were talking a little bit about really how memories aren't quite as straightforward as a lot of people initially think. Something I really noticed with a lot of people with dementia, like all kinds of dementia, is that while the dementia stole the information aspect of their memories, and memories are really both comprised of both emotions and information. So you notice that a lot of the emotions behind their experiences would really linger. So, for example, if I'm sure if mom like so my thought when you're talking about mom is it's possible, maybe somebody else pissed her off earlier in the day, and she didn't necessarily hang on to the information of what made her mad earlier, but she was maybe hanging on to the emotion from it. And it's possible that maybe the her toe getting stuck in you helping her. She's like, no one respects me like this is just like the fifth thing that someone's disrespecting me with. And now my daughter's doing it to me like gosh darn it. For emotionally, her it feels like this is I'm just so tired of not having any control over my life, or I'm just so tired of like people telling me what to do all the time, talking to me like I'm a little kid, like just all those are very valid feelings of anger. But since the information gets like poof out of their brains, all it looks like is, wow, they're really overreacting to that being stuck in their pant leg. So sometimes it's not always the easiest to try to discern like, was I the fifth thing that pissed her off? Because she probably won't be able to tell you. But anyways, how I guess Dan and I came through that is he noticed that like maybe when after he got his dad to shower and his dad is mad, the anger would just kind of linger for a few hours afterwards, even when he completely forgotten he even had a shower. So it's just so, yeah, it's so interesting how all that works. It could be both helpful and unhelpful simultaneously as far as them forgetting things or the emotions lingering. So anyways, those are the thoughts I've had. The lack of control, something that she had. So she was the oldest of four kids. And so, you know, she was always responsible for the younger siblings. And I mean, I'm the oldest of two, so I can relate to that. My dad wasn't the easiest person. He, you know, he worked. My mom took care of my sister and I, and he kind of kept control of things. And whenever she wanted to do something, like if she wanted to repaint a room in the house, she'd think about it. She wouldn't talk to anybody, but she'd think about it. And then she would announce, tada, I'm going to do this. It sounded like, literally like it came out of the blue and I knew that it didn't because I think about things and then say, I think we should do X, Y, Z. Like our closet door, it's irritating. And it's like, we're going to put a barn door on here. So I talk about it, then I research it, then I share the research. So I'm not like, bam, we're going to do this. And it sounds coming out of the blue. So I don't think she felt like she had a lot of control, like her whole life since she was a teenager, probably, or maybe younger. Um, you know, like both my grandparents worked. So my, you know, both my uncles were kind of rowdy. She had the rowdy cousin that wound up. So yeah, I don't think she felt like she had a lot of control. So even if it wasn't the fifth thing that pissed her off, even if it was only the second or the third thing that day, yeah, I can totally see where that would have. That would have been an issue. So I've learned so much since she's passed away. It's like, dang, I really wish I'd known this five years ago. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's, it's interesting. I find that anytime, regardless if they have dementia or not, if there's like a huge reaction that feels disproportionate to the situation you're in, chances are, it's probably not about you. It's probably about a bunch of other stuff. And it's very much the same with our folks with dementia. And that's usually the fastest way I can get them calmed down from anger is I would say it sounds like there's just a lot of things that are frustrating you here. Let's just go outside and you can just tell me what's on your heart. And usually I was right. There's usually like six different things that were all pretty valid sounding that was pissing them off. And it was really relieving for a lot of them to have someone actually really sit down and listen to them. And it was a very unique position to be in as far as the facility goes. To actually be the person who had a little bit more time to spend with, with my folks to really understand where they were coming from a little bit more. I was really special. And it's really unfortunate because COVID, many of the other things COVID has taken out has also taken out this particular facility as well, which it stinks. But, you know, COVID did a number on all of it and everything on everybody on all the things. I guess I want to circle back real quick when we were talking about the staff and the training and things like that. Something I notice oftentimes just because of maybe because it's just severely underpaid they're asking their folks to do is you and oftentimes you'll find culturally people who maybe came from more of like an authoritarian type parenting background and they see these adults who are acting like children in their eyes. So they almost instinctively go back to like this authoritarian style parenting to these adults. And it just doesn't work. It just it just doesn't work. And that's why, you know, the training is so, so important. But now it's just rough when you live in a country where everything is all about the dollar. Yeah, my so where my mom lived, my husband's a real estate broker and we were talking about this exact topic because the people that did the hands -on carrying on my mom did not get paid worth beans because some of them worked at Starbucks for eight hours and then went and dealt with these, you know, these people with dementias. And like I could barely deal with my mom for two or three hours at a time much. And that was on top of what all the other stuff I did, but I didn't work at Starbucks for eight hours and then come deal with my mom for eight hours. Like, nope, that was outside my abilities. So I always, you know, tried really hard to, like, make their life easier. But the gal that my mom was always drawing blood on, she just worked at the community and she was freaking poor at it, you know. And I had a really good relationship with the executive director. If he was making big bucks, he wasn't spending it. He had an older model Honda Accord. You know, he wore polo shirts and khaki pants, you know, not dissing pennies. I shopped there, but that's kind of where he looked like he shopped. You know, he wasn't wearing suits. And I always, I thought, I don't know how you do this job because you've got the staff to deal with. You've got the residents to deal with. You've got the residents' families to deal with. Like, there are too many people to try to make happy. There's not enough money for you, but somebody's making money. And so I had my husband, like, pull up the property taxes and when the building was built and we, like, kind of assessed, like, their expenses. And it was like, God, I don't know how anybody's making money doing this. And it was expensive. We paid $5 ,600 a month for my mom. And then she moved in March 2017. So every March she was reassessed. The memory care director was very kind. Always, you know, when you kind of got somebody who's in a range of needs, always kind of scaled it to the lower end. And my mom fell, broke her leg, was bed -bound, wheelchair -bound, and she still skewed everything, like, as minimal as she could. And the fee was going from $5 ,600 to $7 ,200. And I've said this a lot. I think my mom had a moment of clarity where she realized there was this COVID thing going on. You know, people were not allowed to come in to the community. We weren't allowed to take them out to go watch kids in the park. She was going to need this wheelchair. The fee was going to, oh, forget it. I'm out. I really seriously think she had that moment because she died March 31st. The new fee was supposed to take place April 1st. So she saved us some money. Yeah. I was like, man, you've done that just right, honey. I mean, and it just, yeah, it just seemed like there just had to have been a moment of clarity. So yeah, it was crazy times. We were very blessed. They let us come in. I saw her the day before she passed away. They called me on the 31st and said, come now. She passed away before we got there. But literally, so this is March 31st, 2020. We're still in the initial stages of quarantine, you know, two weeks to flatten the curve. All that, if you guys remember back then, it's like, I almost forgot that was the beginning of the year, basically sitting at home. No, we were so innocent back then. Yeah, we thought we were doing really good sitting at home, baking sourdough bread. Oh, I was most certainly not doing that at that time. I was working with the ventilation staff. Oh, wow. Oh, so yeah, nope. I was doing my same stuff, but there was 10 of us. So there was my husband and I, my daughter, son -in -law, my sister, her kids and husband, and one, my mom's sister and one brother. And my aunt wore a mask. So this was a little bit before masking because my aunt took care of my grandmother, who had vascular dementia, lived on grandma's social security. So when my grandmother passed away, I don't understand why my family made this choice. Still don't. Well, obviously when my grandmother passed away, my aunt didn't have a career or money. So my aunt lives in subsidized senior housing and she has her own mental health struggles. She obviously knew that maybe wearing a mask was a good idea. And again, great relationship with the executive director, but that man looked like he was about to have a complete stroke because literally there's 10 of us standing outside my mom's room, including two kids. My niece was a teenager and my nephew was almost a teenager. And he never basically said, get the hell out. But it was very obvious on his face. That's what he wanted to say. But a lot of people didn't get to see their loved ones at all. So I felt really blessed and that must've been really, really hard for them.
A highlight from WINNING BITCOIN TRADES (Top Profit Taking Strategy)
"What's up, everybody? My name is Kelly Kellum. Welcome to Discover Crypto. I'm here to give you a needed public service announcement. It is you don't go broke taking profits. Bitcoin has pumped massively over this last week. Looking here on the chart, we see it's pushed up how many percent? All the way up over 25, 30 percent almost this week alone. If you are trading this market, and I'm not talking about long term investing, if you are trading this market, there is zero reason why at this point you shouldn't have taken some profits off this trade, reallocated it into your long term portfolio, into your short term trading portfolio, and of course, some cash on the side to make sure that you are living on some of these profits. What are profits if you're not taking them out of the market and utilizing them in your life? And so looking at this chart, we see, yes, Bitcoin pumped massively. We also see things like Ethereum pushed up. We see coins like Mina. Look at how large this pump is. In fact, this one far eclipsed what we saw in Bitcoin this week, over 144, 150 percent move. If you traded this, if you traded this breakout, what breakout am I talking about? Well, look at this massive downtrend that we see right here. Let's see if we can find a trend line somewhere within this. There is a trend line right there from point, point, point on this breakout. If you took this trade, great trade. But if you have taken no profits off this trade yet, then this is not a trade. If you're looking for the future, if you're long term investing, great. No harm, no foul. But if you are trading this, you're trying to stack your crypto before this next bull market. Why haven't you taken any profit? The way you really build your capital in this market as a trader is to take calculated moves. Head yourself. Also, use good, healthy risk management. Wait for those trade signals to line up, whether using the BitLab trading stack, whether using Stochastics and RSI and pattern breakouts, whatever you're utilizing, whatever strategy works best for you. You need to also have a strategy to exit the trade. And that doesn't mean you go all in and you pull all out. No, what you want to do is ladder your entries and ladder your exits. So how could we know where to take some profits on this? Let's go over to Bitcoin real quick. Well, zooming out on this chart, you'll recognize this chart I've been using over this last few weeks on Discover Crypto when I'm doing the TA. We got a couple key lines we got to watch for. That's just basically parallel channel we have going to the upside. We broke down from this critical juncture right here on August 14th. This is a very key level. We also see key bounce, key bounce, the formation of this trend line right here all the way up. Where did price action move to? Well, if you took a breakout trade anywhere on this chart, we could see we have a downtrend resistance right here that we did break out of. We did find that confirmation. We want to find those confirmations if we want to stack our profits over time. So we see the move is perfectly calculated. And there's multiple points in here in which I could have seen very small scalp trades and also maybe a little bit more of a swing trade over the course of a couple of days or a couple of weeks. In this case, we see a bull flag. We see a bull flag and we see an explosion right here, which is not at this point is a bit of a bull flag. But when we see this, the measured move on this right here, we see there's a flagpole and look at that. That would have been a perfect opportunity to take a portion of your profits out of that trade in case the market moves the other direction. Similarly, we got this bull flag again. Let's see that measured move. So you should have already had an identified level on the chart that you take some off the table, whether it's 15 percent, 25 percent, 50 percent, you're going to have to determine that yourself based on what your goals are in this market. But on this massive move that we see right here, if you've taken zero off the table, there's no guarantee this is going to go up because nothing in the market ever goes like this up, up, up, up, up, up and away forever. In fact, if we zoom back out and we go over here all the way, let's come look all the way back. Did this go straight up? It did. But then we had the pullback. We had a consolidation. We had a pullback, started rounding and it collapsed. It did not go straight up forever. If we go to another chart, we look at something like 2017 push up, pull back, push up, pull back, push up, pull back. Feels like it's going to go straight up, up and away forever. And what do we get? It moves down almost as fast as it goes up. A lot of times in these markets, if you are not prepared, you can get caught holding the bag while everybody else sold to you to take profits on their good position and you're holding the bag on the way down because you didn't have a strategy. This is all about strategy and how well you can keep yourself in line with strategy. So here's another great example of this parallel channel. We have the parallel channel as well as this rising level of support. You know, on this way up, there should be some some profit taking here, even if it wasn't in your targets, some profit taking, even if this continues up, at least you have some capital from the profits you took on this move in your trade. This again, not a long term investment. If your strategy on this move on a for a portion, an allocation of your longer term portfolio, you set aside for trading and then in your trades, you take profits on the way up and you rotate some of that into your long term portfolio, into your bag so you can take your wife or your boyfriend or your mom out and just show them love. Take care of the people in your life, give to charity, utilize the skills you're using in this market, the skills that you're utilizing to capture money making opportunities. If you never take any money out of the market, if you never rotated into your long term goal, your long term portfolio, what are you in this for? I don't want just to see numbers on my screen go up and say, man, at one point I had not because I've done this before, at one point when you're starting to take screenshots of a trade you just made or your portfolio because it's so high, that's a great indication. If you're not out of that trade, if you're not changing and rotating capital in your portfolio, it's a good indication when you're feeling proud of a move, it's probably a good time to start taking some profits. If we come over here to Mina, how could we known to take profits? Well, one, this is going straight up. Not only did it go straight up, let's look at how big this move was to the downside. That is a 20 % move to the downside. Now using the BitLab trading stack, you can see on this eight hour chart, we have high volume candles. That's what these teal candles are here. It's saying that there's a lot of buying pressure. Then we get a huge wick to the upside. We get a bearish signal right here, part of the BitLab trading stack. This is a BitLab intelligence and we can see we get the yellow candle means stopping volume. Now maybe you didn't get out here, maybe you didn't get out the top, but at this point, we got three key things at play. We have a bearish signal. We have almost a doji shooting stars type of candle suggesting the narrative of the bulls is no longer as strong as it was proceedingly. We see the expansion in bullish momentum. Now we're seeing a very equal battle between the bulls and the bears and stopping volume and a bearish signal, a lot of indications, even if you're not sure, is it going to go down? Is it going to go up? We have this trend line that broke out. It pushed to the upside. We had all the signals that we just went over. But in addition to that, how do I know what the identifier level is to take some profits off of? Well, let's go ahead. We can draw some lines. We can draw a horizontal ray there, draw a horizontal ray right there at this cycle low. We could do right here from this high. We also see this goes all the way from this high, this high, this bounces. And so this gives us an example. If you're not a fan of looking left on the charts, but you can also come over here, find your fib, do a fib retracement from the top all the way down to the bottom. I just want you to notice something. Where do we see? Where do we see that this price reversed at? Right inside the golden pocket, 0 .618, 0 .65. Right here, we can see that the price action pushed right into the zone and got immediately rejected. So once you're starting to pass the 382, the 0 .5 and the 618, you want to watch for an opportunity to get some off the table because this is one of the highest hit rates for where price action goes and pulls back from, finds a little bit of a rejection from. That doesn't mean that it won't continue higher after, but it's a great spot to pull some off the table and reallocate it on a pullback or again into one of those other assets you have your eye on. If you're not feeling incredibly confident about the move of the assets that you're trading, then it's a time to take some profits off the table, put it in your back pocket, rotate it in that other altcoin that's not moving yet. Great way to do this is come over here to CoinGecko. And when you see this listed, we can have it from one to listed basically by the market cap. But you can also come over here to the right to one hour, 24 hours and seven days. You can see, okay, what has performed best this week? Okay. You're not moving into what's performed best. So many new people in this market say, oh, that's performing best, I want to hop on. You're hopping on a train that's about to go off a cliff. You don't do that. Click again. You see the least productively in the last week. Doesn't mean you just go in on these. Then you start looking, digging a little deeper, looking into these assets if you're not familiar with them. Saying maybe there's something in here that has not moved yet. Maybe I can capture that before it moves. But you don't just jump in because it's down. You see it. You identify. This merely identifies an asset maybe you could be looking at. Then you jump into the chart and you utilize your technical analysis, the patterns on the chart. You look into some of the social media. What's going on? Is there anything on the calendar for development or new partnerships? What's going on? And if it hasn't moved, also check. Is there a reason it hasn't moved? Because maybe, for instance, something like Gala, where Gala was performing so well and then all of a sudden the co -founders were all of a sudden in lawsuits with each other. Well, maybe if that's not moving as fast, maybe that means that also may not be a good opportunity to get into. But when we come over here, 24 hours, we see Pepe, Rocket Pool, Rollbit, Chainlink, The Graph all performing very well in the last 24 hours. What's not performing so well? Maker, Mantle, Casper, Filecoin, Flow, OKB. You can see how you can utilize several different tools and just a little bit of diligence to identify where you can get into projects. But remember, you can utilize the capital from your trading when you take profit so you don't have to pull new money out of your wallet to put it in the market and risk more. Put money in the market, make your trades using healthy strategy and good risk management. Identify the areas to take profit. Start pulling some off the table, rotate that capital into your trading portfolio so you have your trading portfolio still growing into your long term portfolio. So no matter what happens with any stupid decisions we make and we all make stupid decisions, sometimes you're protecting yourself and you're protecting your future by taking profits. I just want to make sure every one of you realizes that you have the keys to success in you. And it starts with balancing your ability to hold yourself to a strategy. And if you don't have a strategy yet, tune in here a bit more often, learn from us on Discover Crypto. Head over to BitLab Academy. We've got all the tools, all the strategies, all the techniques for you so we can make sure that you can dominate this market.
Episode 60 Tap into funding through our re:think Workplace Inclusion Program - burst 3
"So when Kate called me one of the challenges that we've noticed for job access is that you have to have an to assessment be able to go on to the program and we'll talk a little bit about the criteria after our chat but one of the criteria is that an employer needs to work eight hours and that they have to have that diagnosis and so what we were able to do to support Kate's staff member was to provide a dyslexic screening with our lead psychologist Dr Judith Hudson and so through our dyslexic screening we were able to then bring a case together for job access to demonstrate the need and we were able to then get this staff member job access funding to support them. Kate how important do you think that was and then what do you think since we've been able to do that screening and then do the one -on -one support the outcomes have been for that staff member and in general for the organization? Oh thank you Shay. We have found it to be immensely enabling for us to be able to provide the supports to our staff member. We've got some really big goals and things we're hoping to achieve for the organization but we've got a very small budget and so it was amazing that we could actually provide this program and roll it out across the organization and have the funding to support it and that sort of backup and working with you is as always seamless. It was a very easy process. You sort of helped me through and helped our team through submitting their documents and setting up meetings with the psychologist to be assessed and from our perspective it was approved very quickly through job access and we've been reimbursed for the costs so it's a win -win really and most importantly a win for the employees. Thank you Kate. For me it was so exciting to be able to see that our dyslexic screening package was approved by job access because we know how that's such a significant barrier for those who are unsure and not sure where to go and get the help and so I think having the opportunity to pilot and test out our theory has been really exciting and I think the process will just improve ongoing as we support more and more organizations and it's great to hear that it's been so positive. Lorna, from a team perspective have you noticed with that one -on -one support what the changes have been? Yeah so we have a lot of forms and reports or consult forms that we have to fill in and when I've received them through I have gone this was it's like somebody else has filled it in like there's so much more information it's so well written and I've gone oh in my head I've gone oh somebody else done this like and it's just such a difference and things are happening in a more timely manner which is also some of our tasks are really time critical because we deal with child protection a lot sometimes daily so sometimes you'll get asked to do a consult and it needs to happen kind of immediately which means one task we push to the back and that comes to the front and you know when it's children's safety we have to act you know immediately and that was often proving quite difficult and now it's happening and the information that's applied is concise and yeah chalk and cheese. That's so great to hear and I think sometimes when I'm working with organizations one of the barriers because a lot of the support we put in places around IT support and sometimes there's a barrier around the getting the IT set up on staff members computers and so it was great that this hasn't been a block for this staff member that they've been able to install what they've needed and to be able to try and test it with me and to be able to see what works for them because it's not one solution fits all dyslexias on the spectrum like other neurodevelopmental difficulties and so each individual needs some specialized kind of support and so it was great that Hampton Park was able to enable that to happen as well because sometimes we can do all this work and then the barrier is the IT won't let it pass and so for both the employee and myself it's challenging because we're trying to then try and find other workarounds so it's great that we've been able to get that set up for that staff member Was there anything else you wanted to add before we quickly just go over what the job access funding entails? So when we're talking about job access what does that mean? So anyone that has a diagnosed learning disability or comes through our screening program can access 1500 and now $30 very exciting we just got a $30 increase of support and that enables them up to four sessions of one -on -one support with myself and then we have a debriefing session with either the manager or the person that's been involved with the program as well and then the workplace is able to access awareness training and we can pull this so this program isn't just for dyslexics it's for all neurodivergent staff so we know there's probably about 20 % of neurodivergence in total in one workplace so we're able to then really utilize these funds in the best way for the organization to offer a broad range of training and support needs and as Kate mentioned at the beginning what we're looking at doing is how we embed this type of support within their action plans as well and so this can be delivered in a couple of different ways we can either support through the recruitment process and what we're hoping to achieve is that if someone comes through the recruitment process we can support them in that 90 days so they're really well set up to begin with and that their manager and the workplace is really set up to support that person so then we're hoping to reduce that turnover and that someone's feeling really comfortable and safe to do their job and that they can openly talk about their then dyslexia we've got the second option where someone comes in and they're already diagnosed and they ask for some support and we can offer that through the one -on -one support and then the workplace training and then we've got the You Don't Know Program which we've just started looking at and that's really co -designing those action plans that Kate spoke about and also looking at how many neurodivergence or how many dyslexic staff members do you have and how can we be supporting them so the additional services we can provide is that dyslexic screening we're also starting a professional learning and development group session once a month so people can once they've had their one -on -one support if they feel they need that peer support and that ongoing kind of touch points throughout their job that they're able to access that and so what we're wanting to really achieve through this program is that wraparound service where someone can come in and get a screen if they need it or if they're already dyslexic they can get that one -on -one support and then go on to have ongoing support or join our Facebook community or access some of our podcasts and what we know is that if someone set up really well at the start then those with dyslexia should be able to get on with their jobs and do them to the best of their potential rather than having barriers put in front of them. Can I just jump in and just say if anyone had any privacy concerns the process is the name of the person does not have to be provided so it's a coded process so it protects the privacy of everyone that may not be wanting to disclose their disability in any way so thank you. Yeah that's very important thank you Kate because not everyone needs to know that someone is dyslexical neurodiverse in the workplace and it may just be a conversation between the manager and that individual or that HR person and so that's a good way of keeping that privacy around that individual. Lorna or Sally was there anything else you'd like to add in our last speed session on dyslexia? No I've said all the things to say yeah or it's been said. Yeah I just hope that if anyone's got any questions please reach out to Shay about the program because there's definitely a need in the workplace even though the need isn't always known I think is the point there is that you really need to offer the program and advocate for dyslexics and then people will step up and say oh I'd like some help or even talk to leaders about some of the observations they may be having or some of the challenges they might have noticed with their team and then consider is a learning difference like dyslexia that mitigating circumstance like what Lorna's done and talking to Kate and then there's a resolution for their team member that's really life -changing. And also in organizations when change occurs that's another time that there's a trigger that I've noticed where people have got workarounds Shay we've talked about this before people got workarounds they're working really well they don't want to talk about their learning differences and then the workplace changes and then that change starts exposing their challenges.
Kash Patel: Biden's DOD Reprioritized Our Intel Collection Structure
"We're talking to Kash Patel. You know, Kash, it's not as if you haven't been on the show warning about some of you and I actually spoke about this on the show, how there's this there's this thing in economics called an opportunity cost. If you spend a lot of time rolling bagels, you're not spending a lot of at time the cash register watching the store. So if the military and the FBI is going to spend a bunch of time investigating Kash Patel and Dan Bongino because we're Trump supporters, then there's eight hours in a day, you're not investigating terrorism. These are perfectly legitimate questions, even though we got to deal with the pending moment right now. I get it. But these are perfectly legitimate questions to ask. Like, what the F were you guys doing when this happened, man? I mean, really, these are serious questions or it's going to happen again. And I think the American public deserves an answer. And I wrote an op -ed specifically addressing it. The National Intelligence Priority Framework. It's fancy for what are the priorities for the commander in chief from the White House in terms of securing this nation. When Donald Trump was there, he made top level tier one priorities against Al Qaeda, ISIS, Soleimani, Iran, Russia, China, our southern border, the Mexican drug cartels. Those were the tier one. And why does that matter? Because our intelligence community is big, but it's only so big. And when your commander in chief gives you the green light to collect against those number one threats, you take them head on. But Joe Biden switched the prioritization of that intelligence collection infrastructure and literally said the DOD's number one priority was climate change, diversity, equity, inclusion and white rage with the state marshmallow man and Mark Milley. And what you get are these guys leaking to reporters, putting out political narratives in the national security
A highlight from ROLLUP: SBF vs Caroline Ellison | Sam Altman on Joe Rogan | ETH Predictions
"David look at her surrounded by all these reporters. Yeah, easy. That's intense. That's a circus very intense. So Caroline Ellison is like the only person closer to Sam Bankman freed than Gary Wang Like not only was she in charge of Alameda, but like Sam Bankman freed and her were dating they were sleeping together in 2019 They were dating in 2021 then they broke up, but they were still together Yeah, and so like, you know, very incestuous business dating sleeping together relationship Also in the Bahamas like well the business relationship They're not related though, let's just clear that they're not related. Yes. There's many other things like a lot of convoluted They're not related Bankless nation. Happy Friday morning. It is the second Friday of October or should I say flat tober David? It's looking pretty flat out there in the markets. It's down. No, it's I haven't looked at the markets. You just put them in the prices in but we'll get to that What else we got on the week topics of the week the SPF trial of FTX? Continues on to week two Friday of last week before we were able to cover it Gary Wang the CTO of FTX Testified this week Caroline Ellison testified for two days straight There's a lot of juicy stuff to unpack there who days two days two days hours of testimony One day was like eight hours straight so she just kind of dumped it all about Alameda on the table Little did I know that Thai prostitutes would be involved with this story. Did you hear about this? No, okay, like oh you haven't heard about this at all. Oh, you're about to know it's fresh. No Thai prostitutes have entered the FTX arena entered the chat entered the chat the arena He's funny you say that they used to have an arena didn't they? We also have Sam Altman He is talking about crypto on Joe Rogan show. What did he say? What was it? Good. Was it bad? Did he mention world coin at all? We'll get to that too. David. What else we got Why do Americans own crypto the Fed the Fed did a survey result? So we'll talk about that. Also the vampire attack on Lido I got some takes that's at the very very end and then apparently Ryan we're giving our price predictions for ETH Why are we doing this? You didn't know that? I did not sign up. You better be thinking of a number Okay, because we're getting to it But before we get in we've got a message from our friends and sponsors over at a 16 Z You know a 16 C crypto VC firm. Well, they they're telling you they want you to go back to school That is crypto startup school. What are we looking at here? David a 16 Z crypto startup school It is that time of the season where you can apply to join and get accepted by the crypto start -up school It's a 12 -week accelerator program to make you into a crypto founder. So cue the the Mulan music We're gonna make a founder out of you That's what a 16 C is gonna do You're gonna work with some of the best and brightest mentors in the crypto space including some of the a 16 C Partners and sometimes just like external founders come in and just get involved the a 16 Z startup school 12 -week program March 27th through June 11th in London in the UK. So you you will be there. This is on -site. This is on campus And yeah is great you get to work with some fellow founders work with some great mentors You need to apply October 20th That is in eight days from recording seven days if you're listening to this on Friday, which you should be So applications are open. Make sure you catch that deadline. I've got some videos from Chris Dixon there He's gonna be providing some mentorship also Jin Jin Wang from optimism some fantastic people there So yeah, go check it out become a founder David. All right, you ready for it? You said it wasn't flat tober It's not up tober is it over does that mean it's the other direction? What's the other? Yeah, the other is the bad directions the down direction. Yeah What's big kind of accelerating to the downside a little bit started the week at 27 ,900 down four and a half percent We were asking for bigger moves last week. We kind of got them 26 ,600 is where we are this week 700. Excuse me. Okay, I guess it's better than flat We wanted I don't know. I don't know if this is what I've wanted Let's give me some charts too so I can decide what I'm looking at started the week at 1630 down 5 .5 % to 1540 1540. I didn't want that. No, I didn't I mean feels good. I bought this week Did you yeah? Yeah, that's the upside actually. It's like what a fantastic buying opportunity I've got to take about that at the end and of course, we're gonna get to price predictions, but I guess it's not off October, huh? We got we got we got um, we got half the month yet to redeem ourselves, right? Yeah. It's only the 12th Right. It's only the 12th. Yeah. Well, it was tomorrow's Friday the 13th. Congrats to all the bankless listeners Who are listening to some Friday the 13th? Everyone brace yourselves. Should we do something spooky David? Eat. Oh, dude Halloween's coming up. We're gonna have to get our costumes Anymore I'm not doing it. Are you doing? The listeners love it. We got it. Do they we got I think you and I like it Last year for a bankless listeners who are new who the the five new bankless listeners that have come in the last year Up as a crypto dick, but yeah, oh dude, I'll be SPF and you'd be Caroline. Oh My god, I know what I signed up for. I already kind of have my well I haven't got my costume, but I've got my idea Really? Yeah, I've got my idea. But is this the thing where you're not gonna tell me We haven't we haven't impressed we have not told each other this has been the deal we reveal I know okay Do we do the refill at cameras off until we hit record? All right. I'm just saying this year one. I was my crypto punk now now behind me year two I was my crypto dick, but you're three if you continue the trend, it'll be an NFT perhaps perhaps Perhaps an NFT one of your NFTs my NFTs. Yeah, I think that's my rule of thumb It's like I'm gonna scan your wallet It's for some bankless listener go find date go track down David's wallet and and let's see if we can predict It's David Hoffman, Dottie Super secret location Alright, how about the ETH Bitcoin ratio? That's it's bad. It's bad point. It's bad. I've seven seven. Yeah Yeah, I was gonna ask you to give it to me straight and you just did huh? So we're down one point five percent on the week one point five percent of the week Total crypto market cap one point zero eight trillion dollars So it's not great. Come on. Yeah, we can thanks to crackin for those charts We appreciate the charts at least make them look better. Make them go You can make it look pretty but can you make them go up? Hey crackin? Can you help us with that? All right. What are we looking at? Here we go CPI that is the consumer price index inflation Reports came in for September and guess what David and it's not dead yet No inflation is still here. There's actually a little higher than most analysts expected So it's up point four percent in the month of September. So it was not flat timber It was up timber a little bit for inflation And if you if you extrapolate that yeah, I'm working the months in the show David four point eight percent annualized That's what inflation would be starting to feel like five percent. Actually, that's annualized That's if you take, you know, one point four percent multiply that by twelve months, right? But if you look at historic data We are at three point seven percent. Okay annual so no, it's not dead. You see this bump That's a bump up. Yep. It's bumped up a little bit. Okay You know, what's interesting is you and I just did a recording with Lynn Alton So we talked about so it was fantastic guys. That episode is coming out soon. Actually, I still have her book right here broken money David Anyway the contents of that book is in the episode and it's absolutely fantastic But one of her takes was what if inflation just becomes like background noise? For us, you know high background noise Well, I mean inflation is always background noise But but what you're what you mean to say is like it's the volume is increasing still background but higher I'm what I'm saying is like what if we don't go back to the 90s? What if we don't go back to the 2000s, right? What if what if now it's just a sustained like four five six seven percent spikes up maybe tiny spikes Sounds like what if it's in the background and you know Lynn's comment was that's how a lot of countries live right now I'm talking about kind of in Western developed nations right in Europe What if what if this is the new normal in Canada in Australia? What if this is the new normal in the u .s? What if this is the new normal she she mentioned she was just in Egypt 30 % annual inflation Okay, and people just live like that. And so what do you do when you're in a high inflation type of environment? Well, you tend to spend more you you might want to you might be willing to take out more cheap debt if you can find It in fiat that's nominated in fiat. You might want to hold your money in other things You know real estate in a lot of emerging countries that don't have strong capital markets like the u .s Stocks you for know, Western developed countries like the u .s. Maybe crypto Maybe you start to think a bit more short -term about your spending habits as well This is very interesting. If this is what the next decade holds for us is kind of sustained high inflation rates What do you think about this? I was talking to Mariano Conte who lives in Argentina who bought a car maybe a few years ago and he got a 20 % interest loan in Argentine peso, so he's paying 20 % interest terrible loan for for a car loan for a one -year car loan shark It's yeah, it's terrible His first pain but Mariano Conte like lives on dollars like most people who do in lieu who live in Argentina So his first his first loan payment that he had to pay to pay back The loan was most people who can I would say in Argentina live on dollars. Yes Dollars are like most everyone in Argentina. Almost everyone has a person that exchange dollars with so it's not just really Oh, yeah. No, it's the dollarization of Argentina is like very well permeated. It's not like an elite, but it's all great Martin, right? It's it's all like it's all great market and it's like so totally social culturally accepted, right? Everyone has like the guy that comes and swaps currency your dollar guy. Yeah your dollar guy. Yeah, it's not like it It's not like an elite only thing. It's just like everyone. Anyways, his first car loan payment was $1 ,200 so he converted $1 ,200 into pesos to pay his car loan and his most recent car loan Payment he told me was five hundred and eighty dollars because it only took five hundred and eighty dollars To acquire the same amount of peso that he would need to pay back his car loan inside So like when he takes like a 20 % peso 20 % interest rate loan on a one -year loan, which is a dumb loan It actually works out because it's inflating so goddamn much. It doesn't matter Do you know an elder millennial flex? It's just be like, yeah, I got a mortgage at 3 % Yeah, like that's a huge like that what a gift that was I can't get that nowadays and you know You're you're basically making money on that because inflation is higher than your interest payments So the Fed has an idea on why people are buying crypto and it's not necessarily inflation So apparently David every couple years the Fed puts out a survey on why people buy crypto they map Must be interested. I don't know. I don't know if they're worried or just Generally interested at least since 2019 First guess what percentage of Americans the Fed says owns crypto. What do you think? Well coin base said 50 million and there's like over 300 million Citizens so like yes, like what was that number like 20 % quick math 20 % percent one five kind of thing Yeah, the Fed reports less than that. Okay, so this is a survey of about 400 Americans and they say eight point one percent in their survey of Americans that own crypto Which is which is not nothing. It's not coin base numbers, but interestingly enough. This was up from one point nine percent Oh 2019 2019 one point nine percent now eight point one percent That number it's a great. It's a great like that's a great multiple, right? Little 4x for us and I think these numbers are actually 2022 numbers So, you know, although no one's really buying 20 20 Probably salad But one of the questions they asked in this survey is why do you guys why are you guys buying crypto? Why do you own crypto? All right, you want to know the number one reason why 67 % of Americans own crypto David? You want to guess what that is number go up? Yeah, it's number go up as an investment as an investment was number one with 67 % number two was curiosity about the tech was 21. I'm in it for the tech Those are the ones that are down on their bags They're dissident for the tech and then other interestingly enough was 10 % You know, what got no mentions was remittances payments for goods and services So no one using this as a payment in their in their study or number the last one most Dishardingly almost at zero because they don't trust banks. Well, duh, you don't as an American That's by crypto for remittances Well, okay, I guess if you're an American citizen and you are sending crypto abroad Then I guess I guess you are if you're like a if you have family abroad if you've recently immigrated that sort of thing You know, you know, maybe maybe you're probably doing like stable coins, I would expect yeah, but the big use case of Percent is investment is never to go up. So Anything surprising there for you David? No that that checks out. Well, I know you're in it for the tech man. So I'm in it for the means I Here's a number that's all I got at this point in the market Christ. Ooh, okay. Here's a number that is straight down It looks scary. Is this a good chart or a bad chart? We're looking at this. Oh the validator queue Okay, so this is okay now we're talking about crypto Okay, this is aetherium proof of sake validator queue, okay, so quick rock through memory lane We enabled withdrawals the supply of ether and the beacon chain went down because people withdraw and then the rate of inflows into the beacon chain like Accelerated bigly like 3x in chain. It's just people who want to state their state the proof of sake Yeah, there was like a 45 day wait queue to get into The beacon chain to stake their ETH a while ago We have finally approached an equilibrium that acceleration of people Depositing into proof of stake has finally started to come down and so it's currently less than 24 hours to deposit your ETH into the beacon chain staking contract and get your ether staking and so this is this is we this inevitably was going to This was never going to be up only of course, like, you know, not all ether is going to stake And so we are have found the equilibrium that equilibrium is around 27 .3 million staked ether that's 22 .7 % which is about the 20 to 30 percent range that we predicted So about three point five percent APR is about what the market wants And if that goes down then people won't want it anymore and that this is the equilibrium that we have finally arrived at cool It is cool a bullish bearish. I don't know straight neutral as a staker I was um, you know wanting to keep that number above three percent, right? Certainly, right? So I didn't want the queue to stay full and the demand to be kind of perpetual Yes, and so as a state you are not to see that number good. You are not alone Everyone else should unstake please I think it one reason what you know, why was it? Why did it get so high because 45 days is pretty high, right? All these people want to get in the in the beacon chain club and stake their ETH I think it was really because once withdrawals went through post Shanghai people just saw like lower risk I mean, maybe I'm extrapolating but that was true for me. I was like, okay. It was so obvious I was arguing with Bitcoin maxis around like as soon as withdrawals are enabled a theorem is gonna collapse because everyone's gonna unstake I'm like, you're an idiot. That's not how you do. Why do that to yourself, David? Why do you still argue with Bitcoin maxis, huh? People are wrong on the internet Ryan. Oh, okay. You can't sleep Yeah, can't sleep. Someone's wrong on the internet Token terminal speaking of Bitcoin You want to get you all your all your angry takes out about Bitcoin friend tech just surpassed Bitcoin in the 30 -day Fees, okay friend tech is making more money Selling each other as friends friend shares. Sorry, they don't call them that friends keys friend keys Then Bitcoin is making selling block space. That's what this means. That's a little rich bearish So not even a layer one app on a theorem a layer two app is making more money than Bitcoin is Yeah, Sam. I'm paying ether very little for security because it's on layer two friend tech revenue 28 million Bitcoin revenue 26 million over the last 30 days eth revenue 90 million Tron revenue 87 million the Tron revenue is actually such a dark horse Turns out Tron has very similar economics to aetherium and it's it's super duper used for payments And it's it you should be you should be careful saying Tron. Okay, because That old Justin Sun guy is kind of litigious. So you should be careful what you say about him We're gonna open up the store. Okay, can you can you open up the article then if we're gonna open up this article the Okay, Bankless released a Tron bull versus bear case Inspired by I think for me it was inspired. I didn't write it. It was inspired by Paul Enya's Article about the economics of Tron and how they're like their mimics ether and they're kind of bullish. And so we published this article Jack wrote a great great article wrote the bear case and then the bull case and so there was a When talking about the bull case for Tron is already super dubious. Why is it dubious? Well, cuz the founder Justin Sun I in my opinion is a morally bankrupt character And we alluded, you know, I is this my opinion It's my opinion and you could say that we just the article gave that disclaimer is like hey the bear case for Tron Is that you know, Justin Sun is dubious. He's there's allegations of fraud and then The author and the newsletter editor of Bankless got pulled into a telegram group with Justin Sun's lawyers for Tron and They submitted a cease -and -desist We're talking shit and they threatened legal action Against Bankless for publishing by the way, this wasn't just the bear case It was the the bear case and the bull because we just actually said there is kind of a weird bull case about Tron Which is that it's generating a lot of fees and it's burning those transactions Okay, it's completely centralized. It's completely part of the Justin some Sun Empire, but it is actually producing revenue number two behind a theorem yeah, and we got sent this cease -and -desist from Tron and We talked to our lawyers Here's what they say wild Assertations like Tron's primary function is to enrich its insiders and participating in the zero -sum game is a mistake that you will invariably Regret Yeah, if you want to live on a chain rot with fraud and deception then Tron might just be the one for you God, I'm so proud. That's what that's what that's what that's Jack put in the post But but yeah, the Lord Tron's lawyers disputed that they didn't like that. They sent us a cease -and -desist We talked to our lawyers and they said you look you got First Amendment, right? You get to say whatever you want Yeah, yeah, but do you really want to get in a pissing match with Justin Sun? We said, yeah We already shipped the newsletter so we'll just strip that from yeah So we have stripped it from the record because I don't want to go up against a billionaire who's gotten way more money than me Unless he's gonna be a total bully and then right like and then we might talk about it on the podcast. Yeah Just our opinions It's just my opinion Not anyone else's that Justin Sun is morally bankrupt and probably so are the lawyers who work for him There you go. Just an opinion just an opinion Okay, so back to the fees though We're talking about Bitcoin fees 30 days. I mean, I don't know David the quick take is I don't think this is great for Bitcoin and You know, we've said this for a long time since 2019 when it was a lot less possibly popular to talk about the sustainability or the lack of sustainability of bitcoins right monetary schedule and model and You know, it's it's starting to pop up again, it's really bad I'm looking at the graph that you have on the screen Which is just the token terminal like graph of who's making money a theory number one Tron number two bullish Lido number three friend taking before Bitcoin you know swap Where's Solana? There's 25 apps on here. No Solana doesn't make money do not not that not the traditional way It doesn't even make the top 25 and fees So it doesn't doesn't doesn't but you know everyone values the bull case for Solana is fees That's what they say. They make it up in volume. Like I think I think I actually make a volume I think the bull case for Solana is a fees but MEV it's sound you got to sell the block ordering at some point I maybe it's gonna be less the user fees. Yeah, it's MEV extraction for sure. Not our rent extractors their rent extractors Hey semantics You know what there we promised the last thing here is guys private warfare coming out Price predictions though. Okay. Okay. So this was a price prediction from Standard Chartered Bank Don't know who's gonna charter my favorite bank that your favorite bank. Yeah. Uh -huh. Okay. Well, they're analyzing ether and according their analysts ether could reach $8 ,000 by the end of 2026 okay, so but that's not their top side the top side at the end of the journey The long -term range is twenty six thousand to thirty five thousand. Okay. All right now we're talking Yep, and I don't know what timeline that is, but that's it's like in the fullness ten years out It sounds like yeah, something like this final Yeah, the equilibrium so I don't know what like backs their analysts But I know David you have some takes on the price of youth If you don't at this point in the episode when I teased you just like 15 minutes ago To get your take ready because I'm gonna ask you what do you think the top is for this bull cycle for ether? What's the top call? Give me a number call the top for the next cycle. I mean my gut my heart says 15k Okay, okay. So we had 10k was the mean price last bull market and we got to Four thousand eight hundred which in logarithmic terms actually isn't terribly far off from that But you know still a 2x or away from the top so increasing last cycles call from 10k to 15k I think is appropriate so And what what do you think are you willing to time box that you know, are we talking 20 24 25 26? longer Assuming four -year cycles play out then yeah end of 26 by the end of 26 What year is it? 23 15k by 20 soon. That's what you're saying 15k in two years who is starting to get real specific That's making me a little scared. There you go Those are some specific numbers in times which I am just pulling from my absolute. You know what? I don't know I mean, you know, that's only double what standard chartered bank said. So yeah company here All right. Well, wait, wait, what's your number? You say you want to know my number? Yeah I was gonna go twelve thousand five hundred. Okay. Okay, but in honor of Friday the 13th 13 ,000 13 ,000 This is me saying that's the top. That's the eve price top for next cycle 13 ,000 I'm just a little bit under 15 ,000. My rationale is we're looking at it like I was like David's too bullish Yeah rational My is take anything David says and then discount it by 20 % because that's that's what we do in this podcast Anyway, those are our numbers those are our numbers David what we have coming up in the episode kind of next SPF trial week To Gary Wang we got to talk about him because he was last week But we didn't cover him because he was on Friday Caroline Ellison this week kind of a climactic cinematic moment in the trial There's a lot to cover including Ryan don't forget about the Thai prostitutes got to talk about them Wow, you're weirdly excited about that part. I don't know Also crypto is playing a role in the story of the Israel Hamas conflict So we'll discuss the details there And of course, there's always just gonna be the regular old news of the week some new chains coming to polygon Remember ape coin now ape chains We'll talk about that far casters going permissionless all this stuff and more but first I'm going to talk about these fantastic sponsors that make this show possible Especially kraken our preferred exchange for crypto in 2023 if you're not having account with kraken and consider clicking the link in the show notes to get started with kraken today Kraken pro has easily become the best crypto trading platform in the industry the place I used to check the charts and the crypto prices even when I'm not looking to place a trade on kraken pro You'll have access to advanced charting tools real -time market data and lightning -fast trade execution all inside their spiffy new modular interface Kraken's new customizable modular layout lets you tailor your trading experience to suit your needs pick and choose your favorite Modules and place them anywhere you want in your screen with kraken pro You have that power whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out join thousands of traders who trust kraken pro for their crypto Trading needs visit pro .kraken .com to get started today Arbitrum is accelerating the web 3 landscape with a suite of secure Ethereum scaling solutions hundreds of projects have already deployed on arbitrum 1 with flourishing DeFi and NFT ecosystems Arbitrum Nova is quickly becoming a web 3 gaming hub and social dapps like reddit are also calling arbitrum home and now Arbitrum orbit allows you to use arbitrum secure scaling technology to build your own layer 3 giving you access to interoperable Customizable permissions with dedicated throughput whether you are a developer enterprise or user arbitrum orbit lets you take your project to new heights All of these technologies leverage the security and decentralization of aetherium and provide a builder experience That's intuitive familiar and fully EVM compatible faster transaction speeds and significantly lower gas fees So visit arbitrum .io where you can join the community dive into the developer docs bridge your assets and start building your first app with arbitrum Experience web 3 development the way it was always meant to be secure fast cheap and friction -free Here it is SBF trial.
Balancing Family Life With Retired L.A. County Firefighter Scott Woods
"I want to go back a little ways. We talked about your wife. You were in Academy before you met her. What happened when you added kids? Oh boy. When you add kids and as you go through your career, when you're young and you're single and you still have a lot of energy. So now you're, you're working more. I was a paramedic when I had kids. So you're working more, you're up more because you're busier being a paramedic. And now you throw kids on top of the mix when you come home. And you know, my wife, well, we had, we had two kids in diapers and so she's beat from being gone. I worked in overtime, so I've been gone for three days. I'm beat when I come home. I want to take a nap. I want to relax. And she's like this with the kids. There's gotta be a balance where, okay, I was gone for three days. I'm going to come home and I'm gonna take the kids for two hours. And then you got to give me a couple hours to get a break. Cause I know she's been doing her thing. So I would just come home and take the kids and just say, go. And that was it. Like go to the gym, go do what you want to do, go relax, go whatever. So I would take the kids. I would just tough it out through the morning. And then at noon lunchtime, she would take them back and then I would get my nap or do whatever I got to do. But we always had some type of arrangement and communication in there. And, and you know what, a lot of it, I learned from the other firemen like, Hey, you know what you've got three days. She's got, she has the kids at home and I'm like, huh? What? Oh, okay. And then I see it, you know, cause there's a guy, you don't realize, I don't, you don't realize those things. I wouldn't even think about it. Like I'll go home and take my three hour nap. And so I learned, you know, from the other guys, one of my old captains told me, Hey, stop and get her either flowers or a coffee. So every shift home, when I got off, I would get her coffee in the morning and I would come home with their coffee. And then, then there would be days where I would come home with her stuff and she'd be like, Hey, just go do your thing. They'll take a nap, go do what you got to do. And I'll be on with the kids. And then you can have them this afternoon. Perfect. So I really worked it out, but there was always a communication that, Hey, she needs some time. And I need some time, you know, in the beginning, she had a hard time with the station, not being worked like, Hey, you're gone having fun all day. And then you come and home you know, I'm working the whole time. Well, wait a minute. I know when you come to the station, it looks like we're always having fun, but we work a lot and we get up at night. So I didn't get eight hours of sleep last night. So there was an Adam Odyssey. She kind of held for a long time of, Hey, like, Hey, you get to go have fun. And then I'm with the kids and then you come home and then you want to rest or you want to go do something. So that was a little bit of a balance. And I think as the years went on and she realized how much we do work and how tired we are when we come home sometimes. And plus I had two girls, so they went off and do their girls things all day. I say, when I come back, I want to, I want to be a fireman's daughter. I love what you said, Scott, and it makes so much sense. And I think spouses get that notion that the firefighter goes to work and has all this fun and they get to do all these things. And it's even the for slow stations. We have to remember as the spouses, yeah, they get their hour of PT and yet they, you know, they're watching a movie at night. They're literally always ready to go at any time. So you're talking 48 hours of anticipation of constantly being ready to go on a call. I don't think people understand the mental load that takes to operate like that. And when you're stuck on a potential 95 ,000 hour shift and you're constantly in that be ready mode, it is exhausting for the firefighter. And then a lot of spouses and people, I think civilians mostly have that idea like, oh, firefighters have it so easy. It's like, you don't really understand it until you see it. And then they come home and they're exhausted. It's not how many calls you've run necessarily, right? Well, the calls doesn't even account for everything, the maintenance that has to happen within the fire station. I mean, hello guys, we're talking about you're exhausted because you've cleaned your house for three days and took care of your kids, but these guys are doing the same thing and they have to be up all night. Yeah. And they have to go to traumatic calls and they might have other things going on. So if you look at it that way. Yeah. It's never, it shouldn't ever be a competition of who has it. It's gotta be a balance and you got to the key to that. Like the key to what made us get that, to make that work was it's a balance. And to your point, like when you said about the mental status of how you are all day, I describe it even at slower stations, you're like a cat. I am like a cat with my nails out in a room full of dogs all day. And you know, that tone goes off every time that tone goes off, every fireman gets that you're going to work. That's it. That bell goes off in your head and that mental status of like being like a cat for three days, four days, 45 days. And it's mentally very tiring. And as my career went on, I always say as a firefighter and a paramedic, it didn't bother me as much because you're in there doing it. But then as you supervise your roles, it's more of a mental status, a mental thing that makes you tired. If you're driving that fire engine coat all the time, that mentally takes a toll on you because you're running red lights. You don't know what the other divers are going to do. And same thing as a captain. Now you're, you're worried about all your guys. So there's always that mental status, especially at the end when as a captain, you've seen a lot now and you know, a lot more now, and you know what can happen. You know, you understand more in every year, that mental capacity, it goes from being a physical to a mental, and that's all it was for
Surviving Covid and Chaos: Looking Back at the Early Days of K9 Culture
"August 1st, 2020, so right in the middle of the pandemic and that was the good old days of... Not the good old days, the days of quarantine in a lot of places, everyone's wearing a mask. Should you wear a mask? Should you wear three masks? Should you wear 72 masks? Oh my God. Six feet away from people. How many boosters should you have? I mean, it was just chaotic. Nobody knew. No, we didn't have shots then. No, there was no shots. We're not going to talk about that. But you had to be six feet away from everyone, which is really nice because the leash is six feet long, so that was awesome. So yeah, we opened up. It was just Laura and I for that first month in our facility here. We did not... God, do you remember? We didn't even turn the lights on in the back three quarters of the building because why? Why do we even need to go back there? It's just the two of us. And so that was the first year, and it was August 1st. We didn't really do boarding trains for a while. We tried to discourage them because we didn't have kennels at that point because when you order kennels, they're usually a six -week lead time, but because of COVID, it was a four to six -month lead time. I mean, everything's lead time was just ridiculous because everyone nationwide, worldwide was not working, working from home, whatever. And just general trial and error, like we did cinder block kennels first. Yeah. So we had to build some cinder block kennels. So we had some. And then once we did have a couple of boarding dogs, once those first initial dozen kennels were built, then we had the ability to board. I guess we always do. So someone's probably listening, well, why didn't you just put the dogs in the crates? We did. We But it's not what we like to do. I don't like dogs sleeping in crates all the time. I don't know. I just, because if they're not training, they're in a crate, and then if they're sleeping in a crate, I don't know. I just. But we did have crates. Yeah. Julie's office was the first kennel room. Yeah. Your office was the kennel room, air quote. Oh, God. I don't even think we had a break room. No. The first couple months. And then the break room we slept in. Yeah. Well, first we slept in Wyatt's office. That room was. A noise. Wasn't too dark. No, it didn't. No, we slept. The first time we slept in the grooming room, but there's ticking because right by the grooming room is. The fire suppression, fire alarm system constantly beeps during the day. You don't notice it that much. But when it's. At two o 'clock in the morning, when there's not a sound anywhere, like what the hell is that noise? So yeah, we made it one night in the kennel room, which is, or excuse me, the grooming room. It wasn't the grooming room at that time. It was just a room. Then we went over to Wyatt's. And then we moved to Wyatt's. Oh, I remember why we only made it one night in Wyatt's office. The way it's laid out, it was too small. You know, you try to get out of the air mattress to the left or to the right, and you're up against the desk or a wall, and I thought, no, this is crazy. we So then moved to the break room, but it wasn't the break room. It wasn't the break room. And Wyatt's office wasn't Wyatt's office either. It was just a room. When the people left this building, they left all the furniture. It was full of crap. Yeah, because they went out of business and refrigerators and they went out of business before COVID. They haven't paid their rent in like a year. Yeah. So there was like a whole bunch of crap here. It was an indoor soccer center facility before. Yeah. We sold all of it. Yeah. Facebook. That was one of my jobs. Facebook marketplace. Just getting rid of all the soccer stuff that was left. We had couches here. We had chairs. Cheers. Scoreboards, goals. Cooking. Soccer balls. Cooking because they had this little bar here. Oh, yeah. Yeah. They had that. Freezers. It was interesting. Who was our third person we hired? So the next one that came on was Wyatt. Wyatt! Wyatt came out at the end of August. Still paint the walls. And then a week later. Oh, I forgot about that. We finished. Yeah. We were still paper walls. Wyatt's little baby. Wasn't the baby's two? Make it look like a dog. Alex's like two. Maybe one. He was here riding around doing stuff while we were painting everything. My mom even came and helped paint it. She was 70 years old. It was pretty cool. Yeah. It was cool. I felt bad. We worked her to death. Yeah. We took netting down. It was a lot of work. The building's 47 ,000 square feet, so there's a lot of netting that has to come down. Scoreboards, goalies. Windows to clean. Oh my God. All glass walls. So all of our training fields, they're surrounded by eight feet tall human shatterproof glass. Well there's soccer prints, hand prints, human prints. Head print prints. I mean any print you can think of on both sides of those windows. I know for a fact I spent a whole entire eight hour day cleaning windows and it wasn't even half that. Not even. And then when we got that one with one side we went, oh shit. Now we got to go on the inside and do it. We're not dead. We're only halfway done. And you can't see the smudges until unless you're on the other side of the glass, so you could clean it but not miss parts. It took a long time. And then light bulbs, we replaced over, I can't really count, I know it was over $5 ,000 in the first two months of light bulbs. Oh my God. That's how many light bulbs they had lit. And in the middle of doing this, we're training dogs because Charles sold a few dogs the first week we opened. Right. The first week we opened and they knew they were our first. In fact, those first two dogs, Laney, she was just here boarding last week and that was three years ago and we were just all joking with the owner. I remember when he came in, it was just the two of you. And then Hank. And then Hank after her. Hank. They're both two of the most dog aggressive dogs we've trained. So right off the bat, to this day, they're still two of the most dog aggressive dogs we've had. And they both ended up liking dogs.
A highlight from The Best Gaming Podcast #411 Phantom liberty review breakdown, Embracer multi dev lay-offs, and more
"And what's up everybody? This is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi, Johnny Silver and myself doing the best gaming podcast 411 number 411. Thank you everybody for joining you get a chance to check out the YouTube membership. We've got a new special on there for YouTube members. You can join it. You can become a part of the discord also scientifically proven people who become members of the YouTube more sex for sure, especially if you're a virgin when you get the membership and then you have sex 100 % more sex than you've ever had before. So you definitely want to be a YouTube member. We're going to talk about cyberpunk Phantom Liberty. We're going to talk about all of the Embracer cuts. There's been a ton of the Embracer cuts, which is really sad. We're going to talk about payday 3. We're going to talk about some review scores how that's all coming about going to talk about some new games that released that I want to ask these guys if they've played and I haven't told them not because I was trying to keep it secret, but just because I had forgotten to tell them prior talk about the DLC for Resident Evil 4 Ada Wong. What was that called? Do you guys remember starting? Starting over? Starting again? Starting? Isn't it something like that? Nope. Let's let's name it ourselves. Ada Wong bad voice actress does separate ways. Alright, terrible voice actress and then we'll talk about. Yeah, we'll talk about a bunch of other stuff. Welcome to silver who hasn't been here for a while. I'm starting to pay these guys again, not be not. That's not why he came back, but that's because because I didn't tell him that yet, but we finally got everything sort of situated here and I want to say how much I appreciate the support and stuff like that because it helps the channel stay on YouTube, which is a little bit difficult right now, but we're getting it figured out what have we been playing. Let's go with silver first because it's been a while. You said you've been doing some Payday 3? Yeah, a little bit today. Like actually managed to get some functionality from the servers. I've otherwise been down for a lot of people and get a couple of games in. Gameplay wise, it's solid. I think it's a significant improvement on Payday 2 in terms of just the gameplay, particularly the stealth. The stealth feels a lot less janky. It feels a lot more fun to engage with. It's a lot more predictable in terms of how you interact with it, where when it goes wrong, you have a pretty good decent idea of what went wrong and how you got detected. Where with Payday 2, it could be really, really janky. But I found it to be more predictable this time around. Gunplay is also a huge improvement. It feels really, really satisfying, really, really fun to shoot the guns. The animations for reloading and stuff feel pretty good. So that's also a significant bump in terms of the game's quality. So yeah, it's more fun to play. But unfortunately, the game suffers a lot under the decision to take it to online only, which is something that a lot of people feared back when they announced it a couple of months ago. Because it does require server functionality and the server functionality hasn't really been there. It has to be said that Payday 3 has jumped to the top of the Steam charts. So they've seen a lot of success and that does often introduce issues in an online game when there's issues with it in the data and early access leading up to the release. And so they weren't able to address it for launch either. Servers are crashing. And it's really frustrating for players who are going through a heist stealthily, like nearly an hour of prep work and stuff and you're at the getaway. And then the game drops you and you get nothing for That's it. happened a bunch to a lot of people. It also happened to me today. At one point. There's also some really weird decisions in terms of the multiplayer where there's no voice chat functionality inside the game, which is bizarre in a game so heavily reliant on proper coordination between teammates. There's no text, you can't use text chat in you can't even like if you click ready when you're like readying up for the lobby, you can't unclick ready. So you can't read. So you bet you best be ready. You better be ready if you click that button. Yeah. And yeah, it's just weird. And when the missions end, your team gets disbanded. So if you actually end up with a bunch of competent randoms, you lose complete touch with each other and you can't like talk to them over voice chat or anything to like get a sense of contact information or anything. So the social aspect of the game has been severely limited. The matchmaking itself is really poor. There's no like the crime net functionality of pay day two is basically gone. You basically just go to a mission, you select a difficulty and whether you want it to be public or private or or friends only or whatever or invite only. And those are basically the only filter options you get. And then the game tries to find you tries to match you up and fails frequently at the moment. But that those are all the only options you get. And that I find that severely limited and basic. And I would have liked there to be like more filter options like do you want to play stealth? Do you want to play loud? Those were filter options that were eventually integrated into payday two. And like their absence feels particularly odd here, especially, especially when you also coupled it with the absence of all the other stuff, like the absence of voice chat and stuff like that. It sort of compounds the issue. So it's, it's a very mixed bag. But yeah, gameplay, gameplay wise, really fun to play. Yeah, regardless. Big improvement from from payday two, I think. All right, Johnny, what have you been playing? There we go. So interestingly, I've been spending most of my time playing games on lines of P this week, which as you guys know, that's kind of a 180 from where I was at, we talked about the demo, I wasn't really happy with what was in there, right? I wasn't the game is better than maybe they improved it since I played it. But there's something about it that just fits perfectly into what I wanted. You know, it's a more linear, streamlined souls game, where I can kind of just focus on the leveling, creating builds, crafting weapons. Yeah. And just getting good at the game, right? Or like understanding the the attacks and stuff. So it kind of removes a lot of the getting lost and exploring, which is admittedly, a great part of souls games. But it's not something that I wanted right now, after being in BG three and starfield and all. Yeah, yeah, it's it's good to like not have to worry about that kind of stuff. Sometimes. Exactly. I just know, I won't be getting lost. Right. And I can kind of always trudge on at a pretty good pace. And I frankly, like the combat quite a bit, surprisingly, again, because I'm not a fan of perfect parry. And the game does basically rely on that. Yeah, but they've managed to make it really satisfying. It's kind of like a dopamine hit, you know, when you do get the perfect parry, because you can break enemy weapons, you can stagger them by doing that. So just kind of it feels powerful. It's not just like a gimmick, like an Oh, you got outplay. Yeah, right. It's like, actually, whoa, okay, this is powerful. Right. And you can physically see the effect to because the enemy weapon glows when you perfect parry. And this means you're breaking it right. You're in the process of breaking it. Yeah, by by parry. So that's a huge ability to impact their weapons. That's because that's pretty rare. I mean, I don't I don't know if I remember. And to visually see the weapon broken to let you know, it will be a sword and then the tip is broken, right? And they do way less damage. It's just cool, man. Yeah. Yeah. What about you, Abzi? What are you playing? This week, I played more starfield. And then I some played Liza P, I could like four or five bosses. And then I tried the 2 .0 update for cyberpunk. Oh, so you've been jumping or well, probably started the week, I assume with starfield and then starfield. And then when Liza P came out, I checked it out for a bit. I checked it out for a while. I think I put in like seven or eight hours in that game. Should I talk about it? Or are we going to talk about it later? We'll talk which one Liza P starfield or Liza P. You can talk about right now because just continue Johnny's part. What do you like? What are you getting from it or not? I think it's a fine game. I think it's a fun game. I think, however, it's it's it's less of a soul. It's it's it's souls like to the point where it's like a souls born Sekiro clone. You know what I mean? Yeah. So I think I think it tries to pretty much get a bunch of elements from those three main IPs, even Elden Ring with like the ways some bosses and some enemies kind of fucking go like this for like an hour and then like start hitting whatever. So it gets like the parry from Sekiro and like the left mechanical arm thing from Sekiro has like the bloodborne thing of regenerating health and like aggression. But with this one, you have to block so that you're able to do that. And and it has also you can argue that the the setting is more like bloodborne than anything else. And it has like the kind of tries to hit the atmosphere of the souls games. But I feel like they missed the mark a little bit because the characters do talk slow and like this, you know, I mean, like a souls game. But I don't think the VA is quite up to snuff there. Like it always pulled me out. It kind of felt like they're a little bit too tryhardy on that area of talking. But I think it's I think the fun factor is there. I think the fun factor is definitely there. Now, I think it's a it's the sum of its parts. What is it? What's the saying? It's greater than the sum greater than some of its parts, because when you hone in on like one thing, like one mechanic, like let's say like the parrying, I think it's tight parrying. I think it's a it's about as tight as Sekiro. But I feel like the enemies or the enemy animations aren't kind of built around that you can definitely get good at parrying. But I feel like with Sekiro, the reason why it really worked very well is because there was like a nice kind of rhythmic dance to it, especially with the sound effects and stuff like you could like close your eyes and parry a boss. So it had that thing where the whole game was, was kind of designed around that one thing, which was the parrying mechanic, I think it tries to do a lot of things. And it doesn't hit its mark, like really well with one thing, but all of them put together, it's pretty fun, because you have a lot of options. Like for example, for blocking, you can block and suffer some health damage and and kill that, like hit the enemy so that you get gain your health back. But at the same time, you can also perfect parries. So you have like, and then you can dodge as well. I don't think like the dodge itself is like really good and really tight. I don't think the because I think the hitboxes are kind of fucked in this game, to be honest. And I don't think the parry is like the game isn't designed around it, as I said before, so it's not like really right there. But them together offers like a better kind of experience because you still have that risk versus reward factor. I think it's fun overall, I just have like some issues with it, where there's like better alternatives that focus more on those aspects. Yeah. Gotcha. Super, super chat from wannabe dev. Perfect way to start the weekend. Glad to see silverback. Look at that. He's glad to see silverback. Thank you. Like it. Silverback. 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A highlight from Why Stretching the Neck Isn't Helpful
"Hello and welcome to the Headache Doctor podcast where it's our mission to educate and empower everyone with headaches and migraines so that you can break free from a life of fear of your next headache or migraine and dependence on medication. Well guess what, in this podcast we're going to do something that I'm sure has never been a podcast topic before. We're going to talk about on a podcast where I talk about the neck all the time and we source these headache and migraine symptoms back to the neck and we know the neck is important to think about and consider when developing a plan of care and treating these symptoms. What we're going to talk about today is why stretching the neck isn't helpful. That sounds like a crazy statement to come from me, a physical therapist who looks at the body and tries to restore movement and function and especially when it comes to the neck. We are neck experts here at Novera Headache Center but stretching the neck might not actually be helpful. What I'm talking about when I say stretching the neck is those exercises that you've probably seen if not are already doing where you pull on your head to the side to the right and maybe you hold that for 30 seconds and you pull the other way then you turn your head so you're looking down towards your armpit and you pull your head down. That would be a traditional neck stretch but what's crazy, this is crazy, we at Novera do not recommend that and that stretch or stretching the neck in general actually in large part is not helpful. That doesn't mean that it's never helpful in any situation or that no one ever feels better doing those stretches. There are scenarios where if someone says that that stretch really seems to help, that's okay. There's not a ton of harm done in those so if you've been doing those and you feel like there's someone helpful, that's okay. But what we're going to do on this podcast is we're going to bust through a barrier here and provide some insights into why stretching the neck isn't helpful. What we're going to do is going to reveal, we're going to talk about the mechanics of the neck, why the upper part of the neck is crucial. There's actually five things, five rules for exercise to address headaches and migraines that I came up with, okay. So the first is exercise needs to be specific so we'll exercises need to restore proper function and that can be looking at either the shoulder or the neck and we're going to talk about how exercises need to address shoulder tension, all right. The shoulder is closely related to the neck. If you listen to my last podcast, you'll know all about that. You're an expert on that now. We're going to touch on that a little bit. Exercise should address stability, okay. Stability of the shoulders, stability of the neck and then exercise should be sustainable, all right. You should be able to do these things for a long time. If the dentist told you to brush your teeth and floss, you wouldn't say well for how long, it was just assumed you will continue that for the rest of your life as long as you want teeth, right. If you don't want your teeth, you don't have to brush your teeth but in our scenario, if you don't want headaches, you're probably going to have to do something actively to avoid this problem that will lead to headache or migraine symptoms, all right. So why stretching the neck isn't helpful. Let's jump into these five rules for exercise and if you're new to this podcast, I want to welcome you to this podcast and let you know that we get down to both. We want to provide you, I want to provide you with the source of what's happening and real practical information that you can take home and do something with. There's a lot of things that we talk about here. This is going to be one of those podcasts where I think it's going to be very helpful and applicable for you trying to do self -care, understanding what your neck needs and even looking for providers because this can be a tool or a framework and knowing okay they they prescribe these exercises, maybe they're not working and here might be why because they don't the mark. If you go to a physical therapist and you say I have headaches or migraines or I have a neck problem, they very well might give you those stretches I described. You're pulling on the head to the side or your head's rotated and they're trying to stretch your neck, all right. We're going to talk about why that's not super helpful. The other things they might do is they might overload your neck. We'll talk about that a little bit. They might challenge the systems here, the shoulders, the neck more than they should be challenged, okay. So there's compensations, there's patterns that our body gets into and they're not necessarily the most efficient. So the way we move, the way we hold ourselves is likely there's a level of compensation there and so if we add load to that it can actually increase the issue and so we're going to break down these five rules. The first rule, exercises need to be specific. So when we're talking about headaches or migraines, when we say specific, if we're going to apply a stretch to the neck, the stretch itself needs to be specific to the problem site in the neck. So the neck is made up of all these different vertebrae, okay. The upper vertebrae mechanically are shaped differently than the mid and the lower vertebrae, all right. So from C3 down, each of those different bones in the neck, they interact with each other and allow us to do about a combined like well each does about five degrees of rotation with a combination of flexion, side bending, that sort of thing. So the mid portion of the neck total is going to equal about 45 degrees of rotation. The upper part of the neck, just C1 and C2, those first two bones, make up for the other 45 degrees. Now when we're thinking about the problem, what is the problem? Why is this person's neck irritated and why is it referring pain to their head? Well we know that anywhere from C0, so basically the base of the skull, down to C3, anywhere in that area, so basically if you're listening to this, or if you're watching, you'll see me pushing on the upper part of my neck. So it's that fleshy part just below the base of the skull. We talk about it a lot. That's going to be the sensitive area. That's what I'm talking about. That area can refer pain into the head. If we start getting into the lower segment, so C4 or C3 and down, that area doesn't necessarily refer into the head, all right. So when we're thinking about how do we restore movement to the upper part of the neck, we need to isolate the upper part of the neck, all right. So if you, and this is the primary reason why that specific exercise of pulling on the side of your head is not recommended at noveira. So when you pull on the side of your head or you rotate and you kind of pull down, what you're doing is you're doing a general stretch. So all of these different neck joints feeling are this pressure, this tension that you put through. Now you've been functioning likely for years with very little motion in the upper part of the neck. And so what has happened over time is the middle portion of your neck has had to pick up the slack. It's had to do more work because almost everyone we see can still turn their head about 70, 80, 90 degrees. It's just not coming from that C1 and C2 segment. So remember C1 and C2 does 45 and then the rest of that 45 or so comes from the middle and lower segments. If the upper part's not rotating, then the middle part and lower part has to pick up the slack. So instead of 45 degrees, they're being asked to do the 70, the 80, all right. So they're being strained and they're being pushed to do more than they want. So if you pull on the side of your head or pull down on your neck, it's not specific enough to target the upper part of the neck. So really all you're doing is stretching the segments in the neck that are already sort of overworked. And oftentimes when you do this stretch, it almost feels a little bit uncomfortable. Now, to be fair, the intent of the stretch is not necessarily to loosen up joints in the neck, but it is to relieve tension that's running through the upper trap and some of these other neck muscles. Now that is technically stretching or lengthening the upper trap muscle. But the reason we don't like it is because you do that essentially at the expense of the neck. And the problems that we see arise that lead ultimately to the head pain that you're experiencing, it goes back to the joints. And the joints are not liking that stretch, even though the muscle might get some benefit. And when the joints don't like it, you might even be in a worse scenario. So while you're doing it, there is a sense where it feels a little bit better in the moment because you're getting that stretch through the upper trap. But ultimately, we recommend that people hold off or we just don't recommend that stretch in general because it's not specific enough to the upper part of the neck. A while back, I made a video talking about how you shouldn't sleep on your stomach. And the same principle is in that. So when you sleep on your stomach, your head's rotated. When your head is rotated, it will default to demanding more from the middle part of the neck. It's not as if rotating your head to the side and laying like that for eight hours is helpful to stretch out the upper neck. It's not the way it works. It just stresses out the mid portion of the neck, which is already irritated and kind of overworked. The upper part of the neck isn't moving. And so when you ask it to move and you just set it in that position, it's likely just going to be irritated. And again, it's because of the specificity, the specific stretch needs to be to the upper part of the neck. Now, how do you do that? Well, the Sam device, which there's a portion of this podcast where it pauses and then I talk about the same device, the same device does that. That's why I created it. We also have things like the towel stretch. Um, the towel stretch was created by a physical therapist and you basically use a towel to apply a specific stretch to the upper part of your neck. When you work with people, uh, virtually that's part of the program. And then also, uh, in, oh man, I can't, I can't remember if it's in our masterclass. I think it may be. Um, but there's a, the towel stretch for the upper cervical spine is more specific. So that is one that we like to provide people. All right. So that's principle. Number one is being specific or rule. Number one, rule number two is exercises need to restore proper function. So we talked about how the neck and the shoulders are not functioning properly. You can still reach up overhead. You can still turn your head left and right. Look up and down. You can still do all these things, but it doesn't mean that it's efficient. It doesn't mean the muscles are being recruited the right way. The joints are all working as they should. And so those compensations are a problem. And so we need to restore proper function. So when we think about the neck, that really just means we're restoring the rotation that's lost through C1 and C2. When we think about the shoulders, talked a lot about this in my last podcast last week, but essentially it's restoring the resting position. And when you reach up overhead and reach behind you and you're, and you're doing these activities that are in front of you throughout the day, how are your shoulders? Um, how are the muscles being recruited so that it's an efficient, stable shoulder? It's not transferring tension up into the neck. So we big muscles doing the big jobs, little muscles doing the little jobs and the shoulder conditioned to do that properly. And part of that is just retraining the brain and how to, how to work, how to recruit these different muscle groups. Um, but in order to retrain that we actually have to physically interact with the tissue to some extent in order to, um, free it up so that it can function the way it should. All right. So rule number three is, uh, the exercises need to address shoulder tension. So when we think about if, when someone comes to us and, uh, during their initial evolves, we're starting our process. We will likely focus on the neck. When we're here in person, we'll do some stuff to the shoulder. When we're talking about things to do at home, a lot of what we talk about is actually more shoulder focused. We don't provide a ton as far as the neck is concerned. So you think there'd be like a dozen neck exercises that we'd have people do, but really there's not a lot of what we focus on as far as what someone can change or do on their own is more shoulder focused. And so shoulder tension is an important factor when we're trying to reduce stress on the neck. So the formula is this it's pretty simple. We restore function to the neck and we do that, um, primarily through hands -on manual techniques. It's, and if you're remote or virtual, uh, that's the Sam device that will help restore function to the upper part of the neck. Okay. And then part two of that is we want to reduce, uh, tension through the shoulders. The shoulders are anchored on the neck. There's probably a dozen or so muscles that originate either in the spine or in the shoulder and then attach or anchor on the neck. And so the they're, they're helping hold your head up, but that's not necessarily their primary role, but when the tension increases, they're just tethered and constantly pulling to some extent on the neck. And so your neck is, is feeling this irritation partially because of shoulder tension. And when we think about the things that are lower risk for someone to do at home, meaning like when I say low risk, it's what, what can you do on your own? That's going to feel good and not put you at risk of like irritating the neck and then causing a headache or migraine. Well, in those categories, it's generally going to be shoulder stuff. Okay. So things like pec stretches, like laying on a foam roller with your arms out to the side, things like rows or different exercises to actually, um, can counteract that tension by getting movement back through your shoulders. That can even be things like talking about posture, sleep position, finding ways to give your shoulders a break so that they don't constantly, uh, translate tension into the neck.
A highlight from TBGP #408 Starfield Sales, Baldurs Gate 3 console, Mortal Kombat 1 JCVD, Alan Wake 2, Switch 2
"What's up, everybody? This is Carrick with ACG and I'm here with Citizen Sleeve. Longtime member. Very long time member. Five years, six years ago. Yeah. Oh, geez. Remember, Silver fell ill. Johnny fell ill and Abzi is on a work trip. So it's just him and I keeping the fires burning. Reg is making those games and Reg is making games. Yeah, it's like it's so weird, too, because sometimes we'll get six or seven who want to come on and I pare it down. And then this morning I woke up and I was like, I think pinging people and they're like, Johnny's sick. Silver's out. I'm like, oh, because Abzi told me he was out a couple days ago. Like, what am I going to do? I was going to do it by myself, but I wanted to get sleeve on here if he was able to, because he comes on occasionally. We talk about games and movies and he's a big Mortal Kombat fan. And now we know that Mortal Kombat is going to have Jean -Claude Van Damme. We're going to talk about that full circle. So I'm actually excited about that because it is full circle. Like, it's legitimately going all the way back around to the first time. The old style games from them, man. Finding that first one in the arcade was so crazy. Oh, dude. Every time I've seen like Source Street Fighter two for the first time, I remember seeing MK for the first time and then Killer Instinct for the first time. And that loud ass cabinet you could hear across the room that all of them fucking. Yeah. Oh yeah. You know, I always forget the sound of an arcade. The sound of an arcade is crazy. When you go in and you like all of the games merging together, it's just like show you. You almost need to acclimatize now when you go in. Like I've been in a few because we've got a town near us, which has got a ton of arcade. So I go in. Yeah. It's like John change. Oh my God. Overwhelming. And then you kind of click into it. You're like, oh, I remember we would be at the fair and we would just you would track down. You would be able to track down the arcade pure by sound. You know, there'd be like at our fair, there were like animal exhibits. There was zoo exhibits. There was all kinds of crazy stuff. People paint in your face. You know, you can get pictures, you could get all this and you would just hear very far away. Okay. It is 20 meters that way. Yeah. You'd hear somebody or whatever he says when he's doing somebody's doing a kick. And I was like, OK, we know we know where the arcade is. And then you would go. And I still remember the first time it went from 25 cents to 50 cents. And I was like, oh, no, half the games because we would spend almost all of our money. Like, we would just go there, nothing to eat, dry, desiccated husks of gamers to wet in in there, just playing. Love that shit, scribbled away, hunched over. Yep. If you guys get a chance, tweet out that we're doing this. Hopefully the alert went out, but it looks like it went out with the wrong thumbnail. But that's life. I don't even think I put the numbers on the thumbnail. So a lot of people won't know that. But I appreciate you guys spreading the word of this word. A million. We're almost at one million one hundred thousand subscribers. So thank you to all of the new subscribers as well. I know a lot of people don't check out the podcast as much as the reviews, but if you do, thank you for showing up. Definitely appreciate it. Let's just break into Starfield real quick. So Starfield, it released a couple of days ago, then, you know, released early access, then it released final to people to actually play, which is what you're doing now. And they said over five million or six million people were playing it. You know, you don't know the sales. I think six and one million concurrence is what feels tweeted out. Yeah, there was one million concurrent and that was early access. Yeah, dude, like, regardless if you like it or hate it, it's obvious. I mean, even if you just look at that, it's a success of some kind, especially with it being exclusive to them. Yeah, it was pretty interesting to see something that I noticed this morning, too. So I've continued to play it after beating it twice, the third time, actually. But for the review and I saw a lot of people sort of changing their ideas on the reviews, which was weird. There was a lot of even the people who were high, low, what have you. There was a lot of people were like, oh, I've continued to play it now. I like it more or whatever. I'm like, I should do a review then. I don't quite get it. I saw a couple of people say, no, now it's my game of the year. And I'm like, what now? I don't know if it's my game of the year. I'm not. I don't want to get in that conversation. That's a dumb conversation to have right now, but it was an odd process. What do you think about the first couple hours, though? You yourself. Okay, so I got it for early access. I paid the extra. I was off for a few days. I was not aware of that. I apologize. Okay. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Early access. But I haven't played a ton because you know me and I did what I always do. I made a character played three hours. I didn't like that character because I didn't like the traits I've chosen. So I started again. I started again. I did see that. I'm okay now. So I mean, about eight hours in, so not loads, but the opening is tedious as all fuck. Yeah, I think luckily short. Yeah. I mean, it's only I mean, I've rushed through it without paying attention. It was only 90 minutes until I was making a character. There you go. That's not it's not long or anything, but it's just like Bethesda have always struggled to have an open into a game that creates the sense of kind of open world that you're about to enter into. I think Fallout does it best because you have that moment when the door opens normally. Yeah. But like growing up as a baby in Fallout three and having a birthday party. I know the idea is to establish the world and you're this kid growing up in a vault, blah, blah, blah. I don't need an hour of it. Yeah, I don't need it. And then I like Oblivion, the dungeon even Patrick Stewart's King for the first time. That's really tedious. And all I ever did in the end with those games was I would get through that as quickly as possible, make a save just before I created the character and never, ever do it again ever. Yeah, right. But this one, I think, is the worst it's been for a long time. There's no moment of do you get in the ship and you fly off? And even that's a bit trite in terms of like, here's a chance for folks to get some resources. You're not going to use for however long following. Yeah, it's it's definitely slow. Thanks for all the chats and super chats, folks. It helps the channel. I'll read them in a bit. I would say that when you look at this game, it definitely is like I can get through it, but it doesn't have it doesn't solidify me in the world, even though those others I didn't like as much. They did. And they were like, so you do it once or solidify to understand. I didn't feel that way with this. And even though I've done and plus now three times, I still don't I'm still like I even come up with a couple ideas on my own. I'm like, I could have I'm not saying I could have done it better, but I would have loved to have seen some of the other ideas that these guys had had for a starting.
A highlight from Living In The Overflow (The Basin)
"I'm coming to you now from the basin This is a special bonus teaching that I recorded just for you to break it down a little more Take it a little deeper. I hope you enjoy this overflow message. Let me know. Let's go I've been doing things. This is important in my life that support the flow of the Holy Spirit because when I'm not Doing those things in my life Whether that's my relationships or whether that's serving or whether that's kind of like Dealing with the weeds and the garden of the things that I say and do that don't match up which happen every day When I'm not putting God's Word in my heart in a systematic way from a place of of love From a place of challenging myself from a place of asking God to speak to me reading it through his Perspective not just reading it to see what I already think it means If I'm not doing those things, I'm not gonna come from abundance Because again, I'm coming from my own personal point of view and I'm gonna read into every text that I read or every Situation that happens every experience I have I'm gonna read into those things my own experience prejudice belief Insecurity rather than drawing from those things what God wants me to receive so I can give it. So that's just an example of How it happens in preaching to come from a place of abundance That I've been Reading studying listening exposing myself to things that don't take away From the revelation that God has given me by just interfering with noise or Kind of perverting things if I'm if I'm if I'm putting things in myself and not just Bible verses man But like but thoughts dwelling on things Discussing things opening up, you know, if those things are flowing in my life I'm becoming from abundance. I hear the sound of the abundance of rain Elijah said now that's Not necessarily what the situation looked like but that's where he was coming from. He was coming from the sound that he heard now I think That faith comes by hearing hearing by the word I think we can say that the words that we put in our hearts that we allow to dominate The words that we put in our hearts the words that we allow to give wind The words in the form of our thoughts the words in the form of our meditation The words in the form of what we say to ourselves what we say about ourselves what we think about others all of those words They work in the background of our life so that They're either drawing away Creating a leak, you know your internal language. It's either creating a leak and Everything that God puts in you you're gonna just feel like never enough man. I'm never enough I was in bed eight hours, but I only slept three. I still didn't get enough sleep That's not necessarily because you're doing something wrong But I am saying that a lot of times if I don't pay attention to what goes in during the day Then I when I lay down at night when the day is over I'm not gonna have any kind of peace I'm not gonna have any kind of Real rest and I'm gonna wake up again in the cycle of Not enough Coming from Abundance, what does that look like? It looks like believing when I wake up every morning that I have enough time today for what God has called me to do today Now Jesus said do not worry about tomorrow So that's a misappropriation if I start going. Yeah, but tomorrow well plan for it Think about it give structure to it Build around it. I do not believe it's wise for you to not have a retirement account and you're 53 years old I do not believe it's wise for you to have all this empty space in your Day or your week or your year? We have nothing to look forward to I think that's a recipe for depression. I Recipe a for rut where you just Automatically do things and kind of like what you want to do. What do you want to do? No, I'm not talking about that what I'm saying is God gave me the space and grace that I need for today and that that belief that will bring me to a place of Abundance because I'm not going into the day going there's no way I'm gonna get it all done. Okay Now I'm not gonna get it all done today I'm not gonna get it all done tomorrow either I'm not gonna get it all done next week but By sitting with God sitting with my list sitting with the people that are important in my life figuring out what's important to us Really paying attention. Okay last week. I got off track with this. It wasn't fruitful now this week I'm gonna prune all that stuff that wasn't fruitful so I can bear the right fruit. These are the things that matter This is what's important in this season. This is what I can't do anything about Oh This is the drama that I'm getting drawn into you come from abundance when you get clear in your heart With God in his presence about the priorities that he has for you seat first The kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you as well So the things that deplete you the things that that pull from you the things that suck the blood out of your your very being Suck the happiness suck the energy out of your life all of those things That that that that make you feel like I can't do it They're not all bad Sometimes you just haven't made the decisions in Your daily life in your weekly life in the structure of your month in the structure of your year. You haven't made the decision yet To Prioritize God's presence and to prioritize the purpose that he put you here for so you can't come from abundance Because let me say it one way that I said it in a sermon one time. It's not an Issue of there not being enough resource It's an issue of there not being Clear priorities enough Sometimes we don't have enough resources, but sometimes we don't have enough priorities Putting God first means the things that he wants done. How do I know what he wants done? Well, if I spend time in his word if I spend time paying attention if I spend time Asking the Holy Spirit inside of me. Let me see through your eyes. I'm gonna know more times than not and Pay attention to my last mistake. I'll go correction. Boom and I'm gonna get better at that as time goes on and When I fail at it, I'm gonna pick myself up and go. Okay. All right maybe I hit that a little different last time and You get this you get this feeling from God when you're off track, don't you? It's like There's not getting anywhere change change approach You know Like change course and I believe that priorities are a huge part of coming From abundance, I Believe that presence is a huge part of coming from abundance Not only your presence in the moment, but God's presence with you. I Don't know if you understand what it means to have Christ in you I Don't know if you understand what that means because I know I don't I'm trying To find out what that means Problem is I got so much on me sometimes Pressure on me That it keeps me from fully accessing Acknowledging and acting in the power That I have in me the presence of God in me Christ in you I think a lot of us are messed up by the language We learn maybe as children or maybe later in life, but we say ask Jesus in your heart. I Think we have really gotten Arrested development when it comes to what that means because it's like Oh ask Jesus to come into your heart He'll save you that's the way you explain it to a kid because they can't understand salvation I Don't think that is an elementary thing to ask God for I just think we have an elementary understanding from when he asked Jesus into your heart When you say Christ Be in me you are in me. I thank you Lord for the Holy Spirit in me. Oh, that's powerful Okay, that's not some playful little phrase That we teach a preschooler. That's powerful So I want you to go from a preschool understanding of Asking Jesus in your heart or having Jesus in your heart to a powerful understanding of that Coming from abundance means I am NOT this Needy person who needs to go around begging people for crumbs and scraps all day. I am Someone who has great need but I have a greater God who lives and flows through me I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Why did Paul say it that way? Why didn't Paul just say You know Christ can do all things through you because he wanted us to understand it will take our decision our Initiative and watch this. This is the last one. I want to give you for today proactive so Priority Presence which also goes along with power.
"eight plus hours" Discussed on Evangelism On Fire
"Love it, man. That's straight fire right there. It is. He's incredible, bro. I still remember him to this day. So I asked him to read me the Bible and I just, I was at the lowest of the low. I never had any realizations like that. Thought I was going to walk out of jail with nowhere to go. And I was unable to such an extent. I didn't know how to be a man. I didn't know how to live all by myself on my own. So he read the Bible to me. I started going to a men's group in jail. And then one night, the girl I was struggling, I knew I'd probably maybe never see her again. And she was my idol. You know what I mean? She was my idol, so she had to get removed. And so I prayed this prayer and it was the most rickety wagon wheel of a prayer because I had no idea how to pray at the time. This was my first ever verbal prayer, was God, please heal my aching heart. And I did it for like eight hours because I was coming off of so many drugs, so many psych meds. I was legitimately in psychosis and I was borderline insane. And no mania though, I was calm. And I prayed this prayer and- So you just prayed that prayer over and over. For eight hours straight. Yeah. Yeah, literally for like eight plus hours straight. Just that. Yeah. And so that was the first time I reached out and it was through coming to the end of myself. Of course, as we know, that's when he does a good work and that's when he can do a heavy duty work, a core work that bears good fruit. And so I did that prayer and I got out of jail, walked out of jail in Ashland, Hanover County, and walked about nine miles into the town and got a job landscaping and talked my way into that somehow, so- Well, you are good with words. I, sometimes. You're very persuasive. Yes. Individual. Only for the right reasons, yeah. Now? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, now. Yeah, back in the day, it was just to con somebody out of money so I could get drugs or set them up to rob them. Yeah, that was it. But yeah, so I- But what the enemy meant for bad. Oh yeah. God is using for good, bro. Yeah, and I still go through this battle just the other day. Had a setup for failure, but God glorified himself within it. And now I've literally embarked on an entire new lifestyle of godliness, I guess. Yeah. But yeah, it's a short rest. So our audience, man, our audience is dying and I'm dying. Evangelism on fire nation. They want to know, man, what was the defining moment when you accepted Jesus as your savior, man? I knew you were leading up to it. Yeah, it's there. But man, I mean, people- Yeah, that's the backstory, but take us to the point to where you actually made a decision to accept Jesus as your savior. Yeah, it was just that day, the next day, when I got the job, I went out on the job. So you get the job. Yeah. That very next day. Yeah, went out on the job and I was struggling. And then I was going to call my old drug dealer and get enough drugs to kill myself. And I was legitimately dead set on it, not pacing up and down a railroad track, contemplating. I was dead set on it that I was going to kill myself that day. Yeah. Had no food, no nothing. Knew I was going to be in the woods that night. You're going to take yourself out that day. For sure. No doubt. 100%. 100. Yeah, legit. Yeah. So I come back to the parking lot and there's no cars in the parking lot, except for one. And I get out of the truck and I recognize a guy sitting on the back of the car and he's sitting there after everybody's left and I get out and he looks at me, points at me and says, Matt Tate, the Lord told me you were going to be here today. And I immediately said, yep, this is what I signed up for. So his name was Brandon Brown. Shout out, Brandon Brown. Love you, buddy. Thank you so much for raising me up, man. Brandon Brown, what's up, my brother. I love you dearly, my friend. Yes.
A highlight from The Lord Of The Rings Verus The Rings Of Power
"What's happening world? I'm your host The Wizard of Woz, Benji Wozniak, and this week me and Kara are going to switch up and I'm going to be lead mic and we have special guest Dorvins who was on before. He's the movie producer. So what we're going to talk about this week is everything Lord of the Rings. Dorvins has a certain thing he wants to start out with so Dorvins take it away. Okay, so I think that the Rings of Power is utter and total garbage. It's the most generic thing on the face of the planet. It doesn't do anything in terms of inspiring you or providing anything of interest when it comes to the genre of fantasy. Which again, we all understand that Tolkien has had a very large mark on the fantasy genre. So the fact that this show based off of his material is so generic and so bland and so devoid of life is actually an achievement for Amazon Studios to achieve. Because they've sucked any kind of individuality out of this show. That's sort of what I think about the Rings of Power to start off with. Ben? Okay, so I actually thought the season one was just, it was okay. It was good. I mean, you needed to have this descriptive situation of the different races and how the Rings came about and the building of Sauron. And you needed this to continue like the first six movies. So you go back in time to figure out how this all came about, how he tricked humans, dwarves and elves to wear the rings and basically come under his manipulation. So I thought it was okay. I just think that it was a decent beginning. It was a season one. So basically you're looking at the introductions, the tellings of the tales. So yeah, it wasn't jumping off the screen like, Oh my God, this is amazing. But it was good enough to get to season two. Okay, look, Ben, this is not really the best kind of selling point you're trying to do here. You're saying that we would have to watch, what is it, eight hours of this show to get to the good stuff in season two? I mean, that's just not, I mean, most people are not going to commit that much time just for the hope or the possibility that the later seasons are going to be better. Like, no one's going to be doing that. And I mean, again, another show that released during the same period is set in a fantasy world with medieval culture and society as its backdrop, right? House of the Dragon had the same kind of issues. And you could probably say more issues leading into its release than the Rings of Power did because House of the Dragon was coming off of the heels of horrible finales for that entire series because season seven and season eight were not the best seasons of that entire show. And there is a large portion of the fan base was not happy how the show ended. House of the Dragon had an uphill battle. But I would say that House of the Dragon did a better job of introducing characters, giving you compelling drama, giving you incredible backdrops to layer on the scenes and just everything you would want in terms of good storytelling, visual storytelling, right? Because in the Rings of Power, besides all the other crap that they were doing, they were doing a lot of telling you rather than showing you what this show was supposed to be about. Because aesthetically, the show looked like a bunch of video game cut scenes and not that great cut scenes either. It just looked like it was just a hoshposh of a bunch of different elements and things put into one show to make it seem epic or to make it seem like it's that it has more gravitas than it does. Now, for me personally, I'm more of a Middle Earth fan than I am a Westeros fan personally. But when you compare House of the Dragon and the Rings of Power, honestly, there's just no comparing the two because House of the Dragon beats it wholeheartedly. Now, on another hand, what Rings of Power tried to do in order to hold on to the meagre viewers that it had towards the end of it is that the show constantly tried to mirror certain scenes and certain moments in the original trilogy and did it poorly. Now, there is a number of scenes that I can list here, right? But the things that are coming to mind initially is the things like with Isildur essentially having a voice in his head when we first meet him, sort of alluding to how, you know, the ring is whispering to him and trying to get him to do things that he doesn't want to do. And there's just a whole bunch of other things littered throughout the series that do that constantly where it's like, ooh, let me dangle this Easter egg or this moment that you're familiar with from the original trilogy without giving you anything of actual substance. It's like junk food, and it's not even that great junk food. It's bad junk food. That's essentially what the show is. No, it did. I think a lot of it was them thinking, all right, you should know who these people are already. Like by watching the other trilogies, you should know who Gladriel is. You should know who Sauron is. You should know who Gandalf. You should know these characters. I mean, Gandalf, of course, they haven't actually said it's Gandalf, but it's Gandalf. Right. But this is the thing. Even though this is a popular IP, a lot of the point of the show is to introduce this to either a newer generation of viewers to this particular show or this particular world, and also to appeal to anyone else who isn't familiar with the story itself. You're trying to get newer viewers because you know, I mean, they spent all this money to acquire the rights to this popular IP. So they know that those particular people are going to be almost guaranteed viewers to this, at least the first episode. Right. So the whole appeal is to attract new viewers because that's the same thing that Game of Thrones did when it came out. It didn't just rely on the core fan base of the books. It also had to attract outside viewers and spectators to the show. That's what made it a very popular show at the time. So the same principle applies to the Rings of Power. They can't sit there and assume that everyone knows what this particular show and what this particular series is about. There isn't a single IP out there that has that kind of totality appeal to everyone. You can say that there's probably a number of them, and I would say the Lord of the Rings is probably one of them, where it's like there's a mass appeal, as in there's a lot of people who know sort of what the story is about -ish. But going into the show, assuming that your viewers know what you're talking about, especially if you're trying to get newer viewers and newer subscribers to your subscription service, then you have to do the work of making sure that you cover those bases. Because I know it's shocking, but there are people out there who have no idea what the story of the Lord of the Rings is. And again, the show made it so obvious it hurts when it comes to the things like with the wizard that fell from the sky. Because again, we all know he's a wizard, okay? Whether he's Gandalf or not, or if he's some blue wizard, we all understand that he is most likely a wizard because he's coming off like a wizard. He has a beard, he has a like, I'm the old wise person, right? Even though he has amnesia or whatever. That stuff is totally obvious. And the other thing that's also obvious is how much we all knew that Howard Brand was Sauron. They made that so abundantly clear from the get -go, it hurt. It was like, you don't need to slap us that hard with that piece of information. At least make us work for it. Because everything with him coincidentally meeting Galadriel in the middle of the ocean, when they arrived in Numenor, him walking by a blacksmith area and you see the suspicious music playing in the background as he passes that. Because we all know that Sauron is very skilled in the art of crafts and craft making, obviously, because he did the ring. So when we see him pass by there, we're like, okay, now I can put two and two together. What you're trying to do with this guy? Either he is Sauron or he is a very close associate of Sauron. Someone we're very familiar with, right? So those kind of things were very, very obvious. Even if you don't know anything about the story of the Lord of the Rings in general, you know that this guy is most likely either not who he claims to be and is either going to be evil or is going to be turned into evil. But we know that he's going to go down a dark path. Like that was clear and obvious as anything could ever be. So that wasn't an issue. And oh man, and I blame you for this, Ben, because I had to watch the show again and I watched it on double speed and it did not help. But oh my God, the show felt like it went on forever. Everything just felt a sludgy mess that I had to crawl my way out of just to get out and away from a scene. It just took forever for anything to happen. And as an audience member, you should not be feeling that, especially with a story this familiar. You shouldn't have to feel like you're wasting your time in your life watching the show because things just did not happen. And I watched it again at double speed and it did not help. Well, I mean, of course it helped because I got through the episodes quicker, but it still felt longer than it should be. And that's just May I ask, it sounds like this series is chalked up to a lot of like poor writing and adapting from the original source material. Do you find if there was a different team behind it, it would have been better? Or do you think that these this story this prequel story that they're trying to tell is so lackluster that it doesn't matter? Honestly, it's going to sound like a bit of a cop out, but I think it's a little bit of both because the production itself had a lot of issues behind the scenes with a bunch of different creatives going in and out of the project. And usually when things like that happen, especially in big budget productions, it's generally going to harm the continuity of the story being told. There were so many people who either were let go or decided to move on because they can kind of sense and feel that the show that they're trying to tell isn't going to be faithful to the source material. And again, for me, I'm not like super hardcore about being super faithful to the source material. I'd like it to be as close as possible because generally you would tell a better story because we can see this mirrored again. I'm going to keep bringing up Game of Thrones as an example of this. Right. People notice that the better seasons of the show was when George RR Martin was involved in the show. Right. Because, again, he is also involved in the first season of House of the Dragon. Right. And it made a difference because you're sticking closer to the story of the creator of this world. Now, are we all realistically expecting them to do everything verbatim? The original trilogy didn't do that. It didn't do everything verbatim. But you get the initial story and the themes, the plot, the characters, all of those key things were intact for the most part. That's what's going to keep the attention of those who are fans of the books and will keep the attention of those who know nothing about this world that they're trying to create. With their production of this popular IP, they're going to put their own spin on it. Right. Now, people are going to be more open to the spin if it stays faithful to the core idea and principles of the story being told. Because if they don't, then why even buy the property and try and make a show out of it? If you're just going to change it into something else, it kind of defeats the purpose of what's happening here. In short, yes. I think it's both. Do you have any thoughts about that then? So I see what you're saying. I really do. I've heard numerous things about the production of this movie, this show. I heard that it was thrown together because a lot of people were saying that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series was basically predominantly a white, non -female lead. They were like, oh, everybody in there is white. Everybody in there, the leads are women. So we're going to do this thing where it's going to hit that demographic of viewers. And I see what you're saying. It was thrown around and then other people jumped in and out. And I think they might have had a vision at first of how they wanted to do it. And then they felt pressured with all these things thrown at them. Like, well, wait a minute. We have to hit this demographic of people, this demographic of people. And it kind of got away from the original story, whereas they're more focused on like, let's have, you know, Gladriel is the star and then let's have this elf as the star. And you don't really know who's the star because it just bounces back and forth about who's the lead in this series. Of course it's Gladriel, but it didn't seem like it because I was more interested in the elf story than I was in hers, if that makes any sense. You know, like him being a ranger and being stuck on the plane, having to watch over Mordor and wait for the coming of the evil and, you know, watching the people that were Sauron's minions. Basically, they were people that fought with Sauron. So he had to watch them, but he ended up falling in love with the girl and the people. And then the people end up basically doing exactly what they thought they were going to do and go to Sauron's side. So I just thought that that was more of a story I was more interested in than Gladriel's brother dying and her wanting vengeance. And they kind of made her out to be like this not nice person I couldn't get behind. I was like, oh, you know, she's kind of like whiny, complaining. And she was supposed to be like this general of like the elves and like this really great leader. And then all of a sudden they get her like by herself and she's just like kind of wishy washy. OK. OK. Finally, there's something we can agree on, because I think that the portrayal of Gladriel was just it felt nothing like the original character. She wasn't ethereal. She didn't command the room when she walked into it. She was very bland and boring and very whiny, very entitled to think. The thing that I keep going back to and keep thinking about is how in the very same time period, House of the Dragon came out. They had similar issues where they were, you know, changing the ethnicities or the backgrounds of certain characters, right? Generally, people stopped caring about any of that kind of stuff, because, again, when you make drastic changes like that, they have to be justified. You can't just do it because you want to please a certain section of the audience. So House of the Dragon faced the same issues as the Rings of Power in a lot of ways. They managed to deal with those issues in a captivating and interesting way for the viewer, because who was it? The Valyrian? I forget his name, but his character was changed, right? It only added to the story because it made it very clear that Rhaenys, Rhaenys, Rhaena, Rhaenys, whichever one of the Rs, the daughter of the king, it made it even more clear to the people of Westeros that she had been unfaithful to her husband, right? Because she's about to be the queen of the Seven Kingdoms when her father dies, right? So it was an interesting addition. It made the plot and the themes that they were going for in the series a little bit more compelling and a little bit more clear for the characters within the show and for, of course, us watching the show. So it added to the story is what I'm trying to get, is the point I'm trying to get at here, right? Those changes to the story add something to the story. They don't just exist for existency. When you make certain changes like that in a story that are superficial changes, people are going to notice and people are going to be reacting to that because you're changing the story, A, and the changes that you're making to the story aren't really enhancing the story you're trying to tell. So naturally, people are going to be angry about that, because if you're not going to tell the story that you purchased all this money to tell, then when you make changes that do not work, just be ready for criticism. So, yeah, I mean, that's essentially what I have to say about that. And the thing is, is that all of these points that we're talking about, we only start seeing these things and start noticing these things and start nitpicking at these things when the story that is being told is not engaging. If your story isn't engaging, then you're doing something fundamentally wrong, especially if you have this ginormous budget at your disposal. If you're going to ask questions like, what's wrong with you? And where's the leadership in this thing? No, as a reader of the books, I see where you're coming from. I do. I see how they're supposed to be portrayed and how they were portrayed in the show. So as far as my take on the Fellowship of the Rings, so for me, I didn't like it. I know everybody's shocked at this. I didn't like it. I just I didn't like it. And I think there's a part of me that didn't like it because I was ruined on the Fellowship of the Rings years and years before when I went and watched this awful, awful Lord of the Rings movie where they had like it was animation and animation, like the screen in the background where they have the people walking behind it. So it just ruined me for this. And then there was a part in the Fellowship of the Rings where Frodo dances and it looked just like that part from the from the fellow the Lord of the Rings movie I saw. And then after that, I just couldn't get into it. I was like, I just can't. I just can't get into this movie because it seemed like they followed suit to that. And if you watch the Lord of the Rings cartoon that I'm talking about, Frodo looks exactly like the character he is now. So it was like they took the the cartoon person and they pictured someone to do it, Elijah Wood, and they just were like here. And they made him look exactly like they did on the cartoon. And it just it just ruined it. OK, I'm going to I'm going to do some pushback on this because I don't really see what you're talking about when it comes to Frodo looking like the animation animation cartoon. Although I will agree that Peter Jackson himself said this, that he was inspired by that film, can actually see certain scenes that he sort of expanded on in the trilogy itself. But to say that Elijah Wood looks like that cartoon, I just don't see the comparison there. Listen, he looks exactly like him down to the hair. If you Google him, if you Google him, you'll be like, oh, I see what you're talking about. He looks just like Elijah Wood. You know, I'm going to have you talk. Yes. So for me, the comparison doesn't hit all that well. I mean, obviously it's the same character being portrayed, but I would definitely think that Elijah Wood's Frodo was definitely much better than the animated version. Because, again, I can obviously understand the similarities in terms of some of the scenes you might see. And because I was watching them back to back, not back to back, but at the same time, you can kind of see the similarities in the scene structures. But yeah, I just I don't see when you say that Frodo is essentially like, I don't know, like a carbon copy of the animation version. I just don't I don't see that. I'm talking about the look, the hair, the dress. I thought it was like he just looked and said, all right, I'm going to get this guy to look just like this character from the from the cartoon and I'm going to put him in the lead. Fine. Let's just say that you're right about that. That the look is what is putting you off to the character, which I don't get because I would still look at the performance of the actor and the performance that he has in totality in the entire series and base my opinion off of that. But I'm just thinking, where's your criticism of that when it comes to the rings of power? I mean, every characterization down to how they're dressed, how they look was completely different from what we understand of the characters in the source material in the legendarium. They are literally night and day comparisons. So I don't get Elijah Wood's Frodo in the trilogy is comparable. Well, OK, I guess on the look fine, but I don't get how that is a major hindrance to to the Fellowship of the Ring. It's like, where's the criticism about how the elves are portrayed in the series? Galadriel, for instance, why is she not a ethereal? Why doesn't she feel like a being from another world? Why isn't she six foot? Why is it that the Numenoreans and their armor looks like it's some 3D printed crap attached to them? It's like, where's the criticism about that? Instead, you're going back and criticizing what I would almost say is a near perfect. It's probably going to be the best version of that trilogy that we get going back to the original trilogy and criticizing those minor, minute things. You know, these kind of criticisms I would have about the rings of power, mainly because their story isn't all that interesting. So I would go around nitpicking all this stuff because there is anything of interest in the story that's being told. So, of course, I would go back and nitpick on that. But with a near perfect adaptation of the series, the best around hands down, I find it hard to go back and criticize a manimation cartoon that came out in the late 80s or whatever and try and compare that to the to Elijah Wood's performance.
A highlight from 102: Organarchist Part 1
"Welcome to Oregon Rooted, I'm Higher Peaks, and this is Lady Sativa. You're listening to The Dirt Show, where we bring you Oregon's cannabis culture. I'm writing this rap song and shit. And I was like, yeah, I got a Civic on my wrist. You know, I was like, everything's in Honda Civics for me. That's how I measure money. But Honda Civics aren't even that expensive. They're like three thousand bucks. Yeah. Any year. Good Civic is like three racks. So it's like, you know, I got a Civic on my wrist. You know, it's like, that's three racks on your wrist. You know, so I just count it in Civics now. Yeah. Yeah. No dollars anymore. You know what I'm saying? Like, how many Civics? These are like three Civic mics, dude. It helps to go by the hourly too, like for making 20 bucks an hour. You're like, God dang, that cost me like eight hours of my life. Yeah. Or like how many hours of this till I get a Civic? You're like, I'd fuck, dude. That's like three months. That is, man. So, organ -archist, man. Yeah, buddy. What's up? Brother from another mother. It's been so long. Like two years? Three years? Because Covid was two years. Yeah. And it's like. It's just like, you've been doing your thing, man. Yeah, like almost dying. Health. Yeah. Except I, yeah, that. You know, I just, I was like going to say, man, you've been fucking trying to save your own damn life for a couple years. But, but I was like, hey, you've been just doing your thing. Yeah, I was. Yeah. Yeah. Cooped up. So I was growing mushrooms, man. Man, just to flip the interview back, I just wanted to share with you, man. Like, I've been watching you go through all that stuff and like, man, just the channel, like any negative energy or challenges into something so beautiful, dude, like. And with mushrooms, they, they like decompose shit. Like, there's like a death element and life out of death. Living soil, bro. Dude, it's, it's. Yeah, the mushroom thing. I was like, I just been loving watching it, dude. And you're like, really, like if it was just like a healing thing, I'll be like, oh, I hope that shit healed you. But you're like fucking crushing it. God, they're so scary. I won't eat them, dude. Like, I don't want to. Dude, I don't want those. You're pretty healed, though, already. Yeah, I feel like I keep searching for the shadows, man. Yeah. You know, like, like I, you know, you're never like all the way done with your healing process. So like, I'd search for shadows, you know, like I'm like looking for them. I know I must have them, you know, because I do weird shit. Like I'll like pet my knee and like do weird shit. And I'm like, I, you know, if I can't just sit in full lotus and just eat metals, like and be in peace, like there must be something still fucked up. But just like searching for it is like, you know, it's kind of hard. You know, it's like, yeah, it's like. Am I mad at my dad or you know what I mean? Like somebody fucked me when I was a kid. I'm like, no, man. I'm like.
"eight plus hours" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"I'm taylor van sice now our top stories from our 24 -7 news center the search continues for the driver who struck and killed a motorcyclist earlier this morning in five the investigation is was taking place on i -5 near earth we get the latest from northwest news radio's carlene johnson the collision happened around 3 15 this morning in the northbound lanes of i -5 witnesses said a speeding bmw hit the motorcyclist who then flew the off bike up and over the median landing in the southbound lanes pronounced dead at the scene the the victim is a 48 year old takoma woman state trooper john detillo says the bmw driver left the car and took off on foot we were able to speak to a friend that was called to contact that suspect driver uh he didn't pick the suspect driver up he's cooperated with the investigation he's given up the potentially the identity of uh the suspect that suspect is believed to be a 20 year old man from auburn about six feet tall he was wearing a white shirt and black pants anyone with information is asked to call 911 carlene northwest johnson news radio a man turned himself in this morning after a shooting at a king county gas station it happened around 3 a .m at the arco in berrian at 136th and ambaum boulevard the wounded man was rushed to the hospital still waiting an update on his condition thick smoke poured all night from an property industrial near the port of longview where a fire broke out yesterday and is still smoldering today northwest news radio's corwin hank has this report from the scene in longview the fire here started tuesday in the late afternoon heat and quickly sent choking black smoke throughout the area here in cowlitz county to the south in clark county and even over the river into portland john dunaway is longview fire marshal when we arrive we found fire a in the wood chips and in the log decks here on site a warehousing no injuries to firefighters or employees have have been reported here after crews spent all night and well into the morning knocking down the flames the fire is reportedly embedded deep into piles of wood chips no word yet on how it started obviously there will be an investigation in longview corwin hake northwest newsradio another protester now sitting in a large red cedar tree to keep it from being cut down dozens of people gathered tuesday night in seattle's wedgewood neighborhood to show their support and the activists now identify themselves as droplet who was the first one up there and now there's droplet too droplet's been in the tree since friday we're waiting for more information on if the tree will still be removed and a timeline for if and when that could happen coming up i'm brian calvert with the summer camp that just might help make a northwest teenager a star 134 traffic every 10 minutes on the fours from the high performance homes traffic center here's kimmy for the last eight hours eight plus hours we've been working with a crash on north on i -5 and dupont at mounts road now just the one right lane remains blocked for lena but it's still a lengthy process they gotta transfer the load and then clear the wreckage still so we're seeing a backup onto highway 101 in olympia all the back roads were really jammed up too around lacy and parts of nisqually we did clear an earlier crash though south of the roy y that was blocking state route 507 so that's better we have police activity in takoma north on i -5 at bay street that's blocking that exit to bay street and also the right lane of the main line so not too bad around there just you're gonna have to use another exit south five into seattle slow from 145th and shoreline through the u -district there's a crash near cedar woolly that is fully blocking highway 20 now at trail road there is a detour in place a new crash in bellingham partially blocks the north five off ramp to sunset drive and ferry riders have a two hour wait at the clinton in terminal the support sponsored by discover discover credit cards do something awesome at the end of your first year they automatically all the cash back you've earned that's right everything you've earned doubled see terms and check it out for yourself at discover dot com slash your next northwest traffic at 144 forecast now sponsored by northwest crawlspace services here's como for meteorologist kristen clark we have the hottest day of the week
"eight plus hours" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"And some progressives say President Biden should have invoked the 14th amendment he kicked these buttons in negotiations because McCarthy wanted much more and the president did a great job of not giving them anything close to what he wanted but where we are is in the place where the kids that I used to teach in the Bronx are going to be hurt by this New York Democrat Jamal Bowman a South Carolina gas station owner is charged with murder in the death of a black teenager police say Rick Chow suspected 14 year old Cyrus Carmack Belton was shoplifting and shot him in the back he ran away he did not shoplift anything we have no evidence that he stole anything whatsoever Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott the star a of TV sitcom convicted of rape Danny Masterson was on trial in Los Angeles for three felony counts of forcible rape for accusations dating back to the early 2000s he was found guilty of two of the three counts the jury hung eight to four on the third with the majority voting guilty this after the first trial ended in a deadlock jury on all counts in November Masterson faces 30 years to life in prison he was taken out of court and handcuffed ABC's Jason Nathanson a magazine company operator has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in a deadly 2018 crash in upstate york new now man has seen was recently convicted on 20 counts of second -degree manslaughter study in the journal nature says the earth has pushed past seven of eight scientifically established safety limits you're listening to ABC news news radio 1000 FM 97 stay connected stay informed good evening it's 62 in downtown seattle northwest news time so to i'm rick fan size kim shepherd with a night off and here's what's happening around the northwest lacey firefighters battling a two alarm fire at the abandoned austral mushroom farm we're told crews will be working on the fire for multiple days a thermal column has been visible for many miles away no injuries reported what led up to that fire currently unknown a couple hundred amazon workers protesting their employer today details from northwest news radio's jeff pojal they walked out during their lunch hour demanding two things one that the company speed up their timetable for reaching carbon neutrality and two that they'd be allowed to continue working from home one of the speakers who fight herself only as panel up says working from the office is just too difficult i either was in meetings at all hours the of day i was stuck in hours -long traffic getting to the office i would spend eight plus hours at that said office only to then yet again be stuck in more hours -long traffic on the way home in a statement the company says the return to office policy has proven to be largely popular but they respect their employees to rights protest jeff pogel in northwest news radio highway construction projects and traffic delays northwest news radios john lobertini tells us state transportation officials officials want you to plan carefully this five between rent and bellevue is one of the most congested delays are coming fast as watchdog puts the pedal to the metal this on widening and express toll lane project spokesman tom pierce beginning this weekend june the following weekend the ninth through the 12th we'll have lane reductions on northbound i -405 for paving and replace bridge joints massive delays also expected on i -5 as crews worked complete the highway 167 and 509 expressway project to seattle international airport projects will complete critical missing freight links freight links critical to the nearby shipping industry holson chris is with washtop they are getting ready to set 30 girders for two new structures over i five near the five sixteen interchange and there are other projects highway five twenty montlake boulevard over four oh five and a fish passage under i -90 washed out taydrian hatmaker give yourself extra time making sure that you're plugging into our messaging on our website following us on twitter as well john luberstein northwest newsradio coming up after traffic and weather chaos inside another juvenile corrections facility with shortages staff and out -of -control detainees i'm carline roads now with northwest traffic every 10 minutes on the force from the high performance homes traffic center and here's kimmy klein it's been difficult today especially for drivers anywhere on the east side around bellevue isiqua newcastle renton we had a long term problem southbound 405 at sunset that is now completely clear but it was blocking all lanes at southbound 405 at one point that's why we're feeling it on all of the surface streets too but our drive time from about 42 minutes and it's so much better than it was earlier but again we are struggling on both of our westbound floating bridges coming the off east of side all the way into seattle 520 is heavy from 124th and bellevue i -90 struggling prior to east gate across the lake and now we have a crash in renton on northbound 167 approaching 405 right side but it's partially blocking that ramp to northbound 405 now so we're still seeing delays north of 212th or so south and i -5 coming into seattle's busy south of 145th and shoreline and so is south on 99 from woodland park off and on to the stadiums around t mobile park and uh lumen field where there's a couple games tonight there's a concert at climate pledge arena as well you're so gonna see some extra traffic around uh city or seattle center and we have some slow going on uh the roads around lay senior the mushroom farm due to that fire we were telling you about on stilcombe road at marvin road police are directing traffic around there your next northwest traffic at 6 14. our weather outlook now sponsored by northwest crawlspace services shannon o'donnell is it como 4 beautiful partly to mostly sunny skies a little coolish highs barely cracking 60 around the sound which is several degrees below the curve for this time of year as we 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"eight plus hours" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Chaos inside another juvenile corrections peace. facility I'm Carleen Johnson. with staff shortages From and out ABC of News. I'm Lindsay Davis anchor prime streaming weeknights on ABC News live. President Biden expressing optimism that the house will pass the debt ceiling package. The president is on his way to Colorado for tomorrow's Air Force Academy commencement address. He says he hopes to have good news when he arrives. God willing, by the time I land, the Congress will have acted, the House will have acted, and we're one step closer. ABC's Rachel Scott has more. If the nation defaults, we're talking about troops going unpaid. Social Security payments would be delayed, and an estimated 8 million Americans would be at risk of losing their jobs, which is why you're seeing the president and Speaker McCarthy really go on an all -out offensive here trying to get this bill through the House. The votes House tonight. If lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling, the US could default on its loans on Monday. The Russian president is accusing Ukraine of terrorist acts after recent drone strikes in Moscow. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says while he's aware Ukraine is under constant attack, the US does not want Ukraine using American weapons for offense. We do not enable and we do not encourage attacks inside Russia. A couple more names in the already crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. Sources say former Vice President Mike Pence will announce he's running for president next Wednesday. Pence's announcement will come a day after former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces his bid. ABC deputy political editor Avery Harper has more. The fact is that former President Trump still remains far out ahead of any of his GOP competitors. It's going to be an uphill battle for Governor Christie, who has been vocally anti Trump and is going to make things more complicated for him as he tries to get some of those votes. Christie is expected to announce in New Hampshire. New warnings about artificial intelligence. Hundreds of tech insiders warned that AI technology could lead to mass extinction like a nuclear war or a pandemic. Experts are calling for more regulation. You're listening to ABC News. News radio 1000 FM 97 7. Stay connected, stay informed. Good afternoon sunshine and clouds. We have 60 in downtown Seattle, Northwest Time News 202. I'm Rick fansize. Here's what's happening around here. A couple 100 Amazon employees protested their employer today. Details live now from Northwest News Radio's Jeff Bojala. Well, at the spheres, they walked demanding out during two their lunch things. hour One that the company speed up the timetable for reaching carbon neutrality and two that they he be allowed to continue working from home. One of the speakers Pamela says working from the office is just too difficult. I either was in meetings at all hours of the day. I was stuck in hours long traffic getting to the office. I would spend eight plus hours at that said office only to then yet again be in stuck more hours long traffic on the way home. In a statement, the company says the return to
"eight plus hours" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Fun and motivating people. Yeah and for me. I feel like. I'm turning into a fitness influence or now on like the probably one of these people on my profile crazy. Yeah i'm gonna do fit t- detox in a minute and i. It's you know it's funny. I always joked. And i'm like what do i need to be jack to go. Skiing actually fell. Because i'm like yeah. I feel like i'm pretty big person. I know him a big person comparatively to other people who are like good ski tours. Good skiers good cyclists. Like i am. I'm built like a cinderblock like stock. Like i'm wide shoulders big frame. I'm six foot ish. Two hundred fifteen pounds. That's not necessarily endurance athlete. Build but i feel like i do. I do a shit ton of endurance type activities and kind of just forced myself through it. So i kinda wanna go through the goals that i set for this like the things that i'm looking for like i said one of them that i joked i want us to expect back that's going to happen. I think with diet and just like consistency. That's the least important thing so. I'm going to get that out of the way now. I just think honestly. I think it's funny when people are ripped the shit and they're like skiers cyclists. I really like you are hilarious to me. Derek is hilarious to me because you guys are fucking specimens. And you're like yeah. Let's go skiing me like. The attitude of skiing is so not disciplined super athlete. Type person is like go ski for four hours have five beers move on but like it makes you a better skier without a doubt so i just want to say that because i think that is funny because it is. I'd be lying to you if i told you. It wasn't a goal of mine to get fit enough again to have and it's total vanity for me. Does it matter to me not really and for somebody else like if you don't have a six pack and that is not for you and like i don't think i'm better because i do. I just want to get to a point. Where i'm like fuck i feel strong and i feel good and that means like i feel strong. Donald six back cool. But it's like that's that's what's important for me. i guess is the actual function. So i'm saying the joke. Because i'm gonna put it out on social and stuff like what my three main calls are. But i wanna get that one out of the way because people are so sensitive about the way the aesthetic of whatever it is that you're doing. I'm not just doing for the aesthetic. I'm doing it. Because i want to do it if you don't feel like that's a goal of yours cool. I'm not judging your goal and no one else should ever be. Judging anybody else's goals my goals are like. I want to get back to a point where i feel strong and confident about these things. So what else did i say. What else did i put for my other goals. Let's see here long. Days was my. I'm pulling it up here. Yeah long day. Ski touring long days. Cycling we're talking about ski system so we'll call it ski touring or ski days. I want to be able to spend six seven. Eight plus hours on the hill. Not just skiing lifts but touring and not feel like. I'm gonna just below out every muscle every ten in my body. Because i can do that now. Note like and it's not a huge problem. But i feel like everything is so tight and if i make one wrong move like by the time i get to the top of the hill. I'm like my joints off. Feel like they're gonna explode. And i think it's just because they don't have that like i don't have that muscle right now to keep me going all day. So that's one of my goals is to feel strong in that kind of situation and that for me is honestly the most important one you know you hit on. Something i think is daylight led me to want to create. This system was growing up in much springs since i was nine. Mobile sphere competed for twelve years. It like the noram circuit nationals. All shebang junior olympics and through this entire process has just been exposed to a lot of skiers of all types. Were gabor's racers. Freestylers ski jumpers snowboards. Just everyone in the industry. And you're kinda right likes it. Unless you're an athlete fitness and training don't really coincide with like getting prepared or make any your strikes for the season. But then i ask myself. How many people do i know that have blown. Their acl torn the all right. How many people do you know what the back injury related to skiing or snowboarding. How many people do you know ended their season with one day out of slopes where something went wrong. How many people had a collision with someone else. And they were sidelined for the rest of the season. We cannot prevent injury from happening. But we can reduce the hell out of the likeliness that it's going to happen and i think that that is something that applies to all skiers and it goes back to this goal that you have of improving strength like you want to improve your strength and your endurance so that you can feel better and more common. You're when you're on the slopes you can withstand a slam in the event that happens. Which if us ever skied ever. You've slammed or you're going to and if you haven't you're going to this year we are so you wanna be slammed proof And this is something that is not unique to athletes. This is important for general population. Every single person by the ski pass. They should offer your training program with your ski pass to get ready for it when you're like you're going out on the race track every single day and some people just don't know how to drive. It's really important that we do these kinds of this. Isn't that preparations you know for the season. That's really weird. That's a very good analogy. I think it's like that you're just like go downhill. See what happens. And like everybody. And i mean to be fair. I think if you're just driving on ninety one on the highway like i did. I kind of feel like that's a more realistic. Like people are pretty bad at driving like there. There's all scopes where it's like the person who's going twenty and the sixty five and the person that's going on in two thousand eight hundred sixty five so i feel like. That's a little more but yeah. Totally dude like your. You could just go there. You get and i think that's awesome. That's part of the things beautiful about skiing but at the same time. People don't even know that they need fitness to go skiing right. They look at it so many people look at it like sledding and it's not slept there's edge control there's like tons of dynamic movements there's immediate reactions that need to happen like it is. I realize that is important. I can tell you when. I eat shit. When i'm feeling out of shape. It is totally different. Than when i'm fit and i hit i feel like a brick wall sometimes like if i'm fit and i feel strong and on years when i'm out of shape when i crash i am done for days and days and days like it's over so it just comes down to like i mean resiliency. If you train frequently your body will become more resilient. It will recover at a faster rate. There's a lot of changes. That happened at a cellular level on a muscular level stealth level. Your bone lays down more layers. When he strength training to support against resistance. this has been studied endlessly. So there's a bunch of nerdy benefits to and on the science side of strength training right that we.
"eight plus hours" Discussed on Thyme 4 Tea with Mikita
"Always with yourself so why don't why not make yourself your best friend your best lover you know like and so. It took me having that kind of realization. Like chasing all these make grinding so hard. I was destroying my body. I off sitting at the computer. Eight plus hours a day. I was destroying my mental Like internal dialogue. Because i was pursuing all these things outside without doing the inner healing work and then spirit to. I was just completely disconnected. I didn't write a poem for eleven years. I didn't create a piece of art for eleven plus years in play any music for eleven years. All i did was pursue making money. That's it you know it's crazy to look it up here to my life and then there was a synchronicity. When i was able to get connected with this co-founder thou is of this company. Called new moon which was doing basically permaculture village. Eco villages for airbnb is like you could go find this kind of off grade community you could live in and work trade and it was kind of set up like airbnb has website except for that genre you know so ended up going to their company retreat in custody on a fourteen acre off the grid permaculture village right on the beach was amazing called morphou and it was super rustic like completely one hundred eighty degree turn from california living with electricity and bathrooms nearly different bud. That what what else was different was. You're coming from a doggy dog. World business world where. Everyone's trying to eat each other competition self judgment comparising and you go into this community through into the jungle and there's like twenty or thirty people there and they're all living like one big happy family you know and there's so much love and joy and creativity exploding. Everyone's an artist. Everyone's a musician like everyone's a healer and not only that you work on the land and the land heels you like your body gets stronger so me instead of me sitting there for eight hours behind a computer unlike moving in iraq around turning landscaping making beauty with with with the earth planting Morongo which we're going to eat later our salads like there's this amazing connection he no you don't have to go to the this is growing your own food right there and and twenty feet away. Is the kitchen..
"eight plus hours" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"A house or or refinance the house, you should check him out accurate mtg dot com. And they'll get your closed and back to life. How's it going, Steve? I'm good. I know. How are you doing? I'm ramped up. Ready to go Nice. I know the weather's getting nice outside. It's it's great. I love it. I love it. I learned a new word the other day, a new term. Okay. Digital Nomad. Who and I'm like, what the heck is a digital? No, man, I had to look into it. Apparently, if you could do your job from anywhere, you got one of those jobs where you just It's all online, so it doesn't matter where you live. You're a digital moment. Oh, all these people working at Starbucks or a Panera. They're all digital moment. You're not talking about the people actually working at Starbucks. The people sitting in the coffee people who the nurse one cup of coffee all day long, much to the chagrin of the people who own the Panera. Yeah, Yeah, those people. Oh, okay, using up the WiFi and all that, Yeah. That's pretty cool. I've actually I've never heard that term before. So digital nomad. I wonder who coined it did like someone come out and like, all right, we're going to call him digital. No man's great question. Check it out and report back to me next week. No idea. No idea. But the whole concept of digital nomad that that kind of is affecting a lot of things and most directly houses and housing prices and everything. What's going on around here right now, because If you can work from anywhere, and it doesn't matter where you live. A lot of people are like bailing on the states that they live in. And they're coming here. Yeah, a lot. Yes, I totally believe that. I mean, I think probably it's far as mortgage applications go in the last month or two. I'd say a good Half of them. Are people moving here from out of state? Really? Yeah. California Washington, Oregon, A few from Massachusetts. Um, yeah, yeah, I've actually talked to a few people Not only just that West but also places like Ohio, Michigan, where it's just cold and they want to get out of that kind of environment somewhere a little bit more temperate. Yep. Yeah, yeah, that's also I mean, listen, I'm I'm a huge fan of working remotely personally is, you know, I work from home most of the time, most of the time, So I mean, some of the great things about it like you don't have to deal with that commute anymore. I mean, you're able to, you know, manage a little bit more about what you spend on food and the dress codes a lot more lax. Yeah, Yeah. You do that You wear shorts and then you have, like, you know, nice dress from the waist up when you look it on camera, but otherwise like you're just relaxing, comfortable and got your slippers on. Right, right. They still haven't come out with the appropriate zoom filter that actually dresses you. They've got the background ones, right? You know where it looks like you're at the beach or something. They need to come up with the next one where you could just be in a Flannel T shirt and you know, but on camera, it looks like you're wearing a tuxedo or something. There's a business suit. That's a good idea. I really like those things Don't really work all that. Well. I was I was on a zoom called I'll be about a week ago and woman had one of those backgrounds on her and her head kept disappearing as she, like moved around, because, you know It doesn't do a very good job of tracking motion and keeping that background where it is, but Yeah, You know, I found that using a green screen really helps. Yeah, I guess. I guess if you're doing that a lot, Yeah, you know, working from home and doing a lot of everything online and on video, then you might want to invest in that kind of thing. But I was reading that versus like pre covert because that's really what kicked all this off. Everybody had to work from home for, like a year and And then I think a lot of people realize that they liked it. A lot of companies realized that they liked it because they didn't have to, like pay for office. Space is much anymore. It kind of was, like, deep thinking. Hey, this is working. Okay, Everybody's working from home. We don't Maybe need that big. We don't need the whole floor of that office building that we have to get by with Just a little corner. Yeah, I like that. I mean, So what? What's your opinion? I'm working from home. Do you like it? I do. Sometimes I do sometimes. Am very easily distracted by stuff I gotta do around the house s O. If I'm at home, I'll work and then I'll see you on that needs to be done and all. Maybe do that. Or or it's a lot easier to sit down and take a break, you know? Yeah. Yeah, that you can't really do when you're at the office. You know, I'm guilty of that as well. So, yeah, I find that if I'm at the office, I kind of have to work. And so there's no distractions other than work. Yeah, that's true. I could definitely see that part. I mean, Found like for myself personally on this was ah, Jeff Bezos. Quote from I don't know. Several years ago, everybody knows Jeff Bezos aim is on. Instead of focusing on work, life balance, he focused on work life integration. So essentially like you live your life as you're working on, and so I've tried to take kind of that mentality of You know if I'm working at home, for example, if I've got to go do something for an hour like, you know, I don't know. Model on, for example. Well, I'm going to schedule my day. So the old my meetings take place around a certain time. I'm gonna go mow the lawn that once I'm done with that I've got time for a shower and then I'm back in work mode, So I'm probably still putting in Eight plus hours a day. But when those eight hours take place, maybe a little bit different than if I were just in the office. You know, if you were really dedicated, you'd mount a camera onto your lawn mower so that you could continue your zoo meetings while you're moving along. You know, they actually mainly just integrate all the way so they actually make noise canceling microphones will cut out like 90% of the lawn. Martin. Yeah, and half of what you say to because I was reading that like now versus A couple years ago. It's like a 96% from like 2020 alone. 96% more people are working remotely than you know, before 2020 how that's huge. That is absolutely huge. I mean, it sucks if you own an office building. Yes. Yeah. Oh, the commercial market. I would don't wanna be in that business right now. Who would have seen that one coming? You know, you would have thought. Oh, yeah, I'll invest in the M. People are always going to have to have somewhere to put their business so You know, it's a sure thing. Well and especially places like Cool Springs and Franklin. Yeah, I mean, they're building tons of office buildings down there. And those things take several years in order to build on. And so I remember like I mean, this was probably 34 years ago, they had already Creed leased out all of the office space like you couldn't find new office space, even though they were building all these buildings, and I was talking to somebody using the know and there's like 15% occupancy. Right now there's a lot of people that had signed lease is basically just canceled it right, You know, force majeure Act of God like you know, we need to get out of our contract. And so there's a lot more office space available right now than there really ever has been. It's gotten so bad that they hire those sign twirlers that you see, but now it's for office space and, you know Office space this way, and they're like pointing to sign over to that big building on the right. Yeah, that's pretty desperate. Yeah, when they start doing is pretty desperate, so Nashville apparently, we're kind of high in the ratings were the fourth Most popular place to move to from people, you know, moving out from wherever they're at, and they want to be a digital moment here. So I guess first was Jacksonville, which I guess you know. Weather's pretty good. I guess why Jacksonville, though Why not like Orlando or Tampa or some of those other cities that are in Florida? I have not. I have nothing against Jacksonville. My wife actually went to high school outside of Jacksonville, like maybe that's why maybe that's what they heard about her second.
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"Home that would then allow them to come up out and then toward onto the water's edge. I didn't know that. Oh, yeah, That's one evening magazine used to be good. You could watch stories like that when you were there. Yeah. Now they've got five or something like 36 people. The host the show now and then they Constantly doing it from a Mexican restaurant. All right, uh, Tracy Taylor looking traffic first on a Friday, So I'm seeing the text messages and 99 73 saying, Tracy. Why is River Road closed? Well, first off, I just reached out to Puyallup. Edie, I don't believe it's closed unless something has happened within the last hour. So I do believe that this is a lot of the overflow from our earlier crash that had North and I five blocked in five for most of the day. I mean, we had I want to stay with eight plus hours of the closure on north on I five and five. It pushed everybody somewhere, okay, were worse. Seeing it on 5 12. We're seeing it through downtown Puyol up. We're seeing it on river Road. Drivers are still stuck on 4 10 167 in that hole. 5 12 interchange. It's just one big mess trying to get out of South King Pierce County so far this afternoon, we are still looking at a pretty good line up for drivers on and 75 methods. North won't make that Lake City way all the way through the downtown corridor. We're still busy heading up cell center Hill Little clogged on north and Pharrell fly between cell center in the Valley Freeway North and 16 Sevens jammed up getting up to four or five, and there's still working the wreck on westbound 90 just east of reindeer that's taking up the right lane. Traffic is brought to you by your smart speakers, and throughout the month of May, we're giving you 31 chances to win a Cairo radio smart speaker of your own. Learn more at my northwest dot com slash win Cairo Radio. Real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. If you like food and history and celebrities listen to the new episode of My Podcast. Your last meal. It's Rachel Bell in My latest guest is actor Biamby Olic, who also has a PhD in neuroscience and a deep love for pickles. Like anything people like I almost.
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