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Big Ten Reverses, Will Play Football In October
"While a lot has happened particularly in College Football Roy the big ten announced that its Council of Presidents and Chancellors as voted to allow the League to play football in October the big ten will open its season on the weekend of October twenty four th with teams playing eight Games in eight weeks and a big. Ten Championship game then scheduled for December nineteenth and that would make the big ten eligible for the College Football playoff as the final CFP ranking announcement of the season is now set for December twentieth. Now keep that in mind as I. mentioned this, Missouri's count of players who will miss the team season opener against Alabama on September Twenty Six, do cove in nineteen protocols is now up to twelve. Now, not all twelve of necessarily tested for the corona virus. The SEC mandates a fourteen day quarantine for those who have been in prolonged close contact with someone who test positive. As you and I both know there are a lot of colleges under now having a problem. With the pandemic for their students on campus I, you know you and I both have the same feeling about this health comes first but. Are you know did they kind of get pushed in this meaning the big ten in the pack twelve? I think clearly they did I mean I don't. I mean first of all this reversal on replay review, right the first time we called play the fact ten. Commissioner. He said they weren't GonNa play and then he got a lot of pressure from everything from donors to coaches to elected officials himself they decided that they could. You. Know the their excuse is, I. Don't mean excuse in a negative way I just mean pivotal changes they say is that they now have better rapid testing and they can test the players more frequently and get the results back more quickly. Bottom line is that they changed their mind and I think there was a lot of pressure around revenues that they were losing from football and the fact that the SEC. Big Twelve. We're doing it I think that probably was as much as anything what I worry about his health of the players. It's very simple I'm not I'm I'm not against College football I love college football but I worry about the long term health effects on these players particularly hard inflammation, which is something we're just starting to learn about.
Big Ten fall football is back. Here is what the schedule will look like
"Big ten is GonNa have football this fall there was a vote today the big ten is going to play. The season is scheduled to begin the weekend of October twenty. Fourth teams will play eight Games in eight weeks. There will be a big ten championship game on December, the nineteenth and those schools will be and frankly should be eligible for the College Football playoff.
Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all
"There will be big ten football this fall after all in an abrupt shift the conference says it will start playing late next month weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to the spring to keep athletes safe amid the pandemic it was under sharp pressure to play this fall from coaches players parents and president trump with the conference home to several election battleground states the big ten says it will start daily virus testing of players coaches and staff later this month and each team will play eight games in eight weeks Sager mag army Washington
The Return of Playoff Rondo
"So Bill Game One against Houston was Rozan rondos first game nearly six months. Can you break down everything that he went through with injuries? Yeah. It was interesting because this is a guy who has been slowly it feels like kind of breaking down as he's gotten older he had two broken fingers on his right hand last year his first year with the Lakers. This year he had a calf injury. He had an aversion fracture in his right ring finger and this is all before we get to March and the shutdown from the pandemic. So the Lakers are off for four months they go to. ORLANDO. Rajon Rondo is with the team their first practice inside the bubble Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb in. He's expected to return to full basketball activities in six to eight weeks, he's going to undergo surgery to repair the fact fracture this week. So he leaves the bubble has surgery. He's out for another six weeks or so the Lakers have a first round series against the Blazers Rondo, comes back to the bubble and is actually cleared to play for game three against the Portland Trailblazers, he's on the court getting ready. For that Game Rondo was listed as active tonight for the Lakers but was a late scratch with back spasms that happened. So, by the time, we got to game one of the second round against the rockets. There was kind of this sense of porcelain Rondo forget about it what level, but is he just going to be healthy enough to play and be able to stay healthy to make a contribution to this team? What does he had to say about all of these injuries he basically downplayed the injuries and said that these are the sorts of things that are going to frustrate. Anyone was very frustrating injury and step back I'm my career fourteen years have. Everything happens for a reason. Obsolete man says talks we. Still for the moment but the timing of this latest injury, the broken thumb and the back spasms I think particularly frustrating for him because this is a guy whose entire reputation and career is built on playoff performance on being a guy who really ramps it up in the postseason. Early, in his career uses a second your point guard with the Celtics out of Kentucky playing with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and Paul. Pierce and he ended up playing an instrumental role. You remember the two thousand, eight finals against the Lakers decisive blowout game. You know he had twenty one points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers twenty one point seven rebounds eight assists six steals to give the Celtics a championship for that story franchises nearly ovation barrage. You've seen it win Lebron was in Miami. If you remember game three of these conference semi finals Rondo dislocated his elbow. Oh. Wow. Left arm hyper-extended boy. Didn't see it on that I replay certainly. Saw It there. When back to the locker room pop back in came back onto the court to help the Celtics with game. Time is pad. Rajon Rondo expired the crowd rare Boston. We've seen it time and time again in his career in these big moments, it's not superhuman. But when you take a player who is seen as a high level, but not superstar player can a hitting that superstar switch when the playoffs come then obviously a legend starts to grow. And for him did have another injury right when the Lakers were expecting to get him at his best was extremely frustrating. But the timing actually ended up working out he made it back for the second round series against the rockets and as we've seen was really no worse for the wear the Lakers got blown out by the rockets in game one. They're all going to be in a good mood tonight as the Houston Rockets when it one twelve to ninety seven. But after that, they rattled off four straight wins how much credit do you think Rondo deserves further taking that series. So easily I think you could make an argument that without Rajon Rondo certainly that the Lakers wouldn't have off the next four wins, but he was instrumental in games two and three and four also, but specifically games two and three with his performance in the fourth quarter game too. He knocked down a late jump shot to kind of hold off the rockets and what was a close game Rondo two. Point jump shot that's Rajon Rondo with a bucket right there ten points nine assists for Rondo and then engaged three. He was actually the guy who is Lebron James on the bench to start the fourth quarter in what was a close game at the start of that period he either scored or assisted on Lakers I eight possessions of that quarter to help kind of turn what had been another tight close game into a rout for the Lakers. Rondo. He'll three and Rondo hits another one largest laker lead tonight Rondo has. Been Spectacular and a nice Lee for Kuzma. This is sort of how his reputation has been built. But this also is kind of out of line with the way he's played for the Lakers over his first two years. He hasn't been the guy who has come up in the big moments or been clutch. You've seen the decline of a player who's in his mid thirties and has been in the League for fourteen years, but there has always been this belief from the Lakers that when the playoffs come that he. Would step up and have those sort of vintage Rondo performances and so what you saw was sort of this return to form that the Lakers have always promised would be there and you saw not only offensively. But also defensively when Houston started to make runs, it was Rajon Rondo who was picking up James Harden full court and pestering him into turnovers they double team Arden and get a steal and another round of bucket. That's a ten old laker run hard was trying to go behind the back Rondo was right there. In both game two in game three second-half possessions where rondos picking up James Harden. The former MVP of the league, hounding him into a turnover, taking his pocket and going the other way for layup that completely shifted momentum and those both are Lakers win. So when you look at what Rondo did in those two games, I, think you could easily say that the Lakers could have been down two. Oh, two one in the series instead of kind of romping to a five game series victory.
Trump campaign asks US judge to kill Nevada vote-by-mail law
"Eight weeks before the November elections, President Trump's campaign is urging a federal judge to block a new Nevada law and prevent mail in ballots from going toe all active voters amid the pandemic. Court documents say Republicans might be confused and discouraged from voting and confidence in the election could be undermined.
Trump campaign asks US judge to kill Nevada vote-by-mail law
"Less than eight weeks before the election, and President Trump's campaign is urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a new state law and prevent mail in ballots from going toe all voters in Nevada because of the pandemic. Documents filed in U. S. District Court say Republicans might be confused and discouraged from voting and confidence in the election could be undermined. Nevada has asked the court to throw out the lawsuit. The state argues vote by mail is not lead to election fraud. The virus could make voting in person dangerous.
Trump recorded saying, 'I wanted to always play down the virus'
"Donald Trump talked in private about the deadly corona virus last February even as he was declaring to America, it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control according to recordings for new book by journalist Bob. Woodward he's public rhetoric trump told would in march was part of a strategy to deliberately minimize the danger I wanted to always play it down the president said I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic. Trump according to the book acknowledged being alarmed by the virus even as he was telling the nation that it would swiftly disappear coming less than eight weeks before election day the revelations in the book accompanied by recordings would would made his interviews with trump provide an unwelcome return of public attention to the president's failed handling of the pandemic the so far killed one hundred, nineteen, thousand, Americans. is currently pushing hard for a resumption of normal activity and trying to project strength and control to bolster his political position in his campaign against Joe Biden. Biden. Said yesterday the book shows trump lights to the American people he knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months speaking Wednesday at the White House trump acknowledged he downplayed the virus insisting he was trying to buck up the nation. Yet public comments suggested, he was steering people to ignore the reality of the coming storm. Woods Account Details Dia warnings from top trump national security officials to the president in late January. The virus that causes covid nineteen could be as bad as the devastating influenza pandemic of nineteen eighteen on February twenty fifth just weeks before much of the country was forced to shut down because of the pandemic trump declared the virus very well under control in our country trump aides and allies said at the time he was aiming to prop up the economy with his Rosie tecoma virus throughout February even as he's administration took few concrete steps to prepare for the coming pandemic.
Green Party can stay on Pennsylvania's ballot, judge says
"A judge is ordering elections officials to put the Green Party candidate for president on Pennsylvania's ballot, turning back a court challenge by the Democrats. Here We are just eight weeks before an election in key battleground state, Pennsylvania Democrats had contended that the Green Party's presidential and vice presidential nominees Did not formally submit candidate affidavits in August to go along with all the paperwork containing voter signatures to get on the ballot. The Green Party candidate is Howie Hawkins. Back in 2016 Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 44,000 Boat votes here in the Commonwealth. The Green Party's nominee that here Jill Stein drew nearly 50,000 votes and appeal to the state Supreme Court is possible.
Xbox Series S Revealed
"Nintendo announced a cool breath of the wild prequel that is a high warrior sequel both the sequel and a Prequel, but it is not the pre sequel borderlands. And of course, Xbox also announced you know the the price and date of the series ass and actually confirmed that box after a week and playstation. PUT UP A blog post yesterday that said we're going to be highlighting PS VR this week, and there won't be ps five announcements now that could. And that could just be related to be. Without. was sure a down note to really start the week on them and the like by the way no ps five stuff. It definitely made me go this week thinking, okay. There's going to be a quiet normal week and then a bunch of stuff leaked or broker was you know a officially announced from the other guys over the weekend but they also put up a a Haiku of. A. Video of from go SUSHILA which I love that game is awesome. I think one of my favorite things about that game is that every time somebody plays it for the first time they flood the timeline with photo mode pictures you're consistently reminded of just how breathtaking and wonderful that game has But. They put up this thing and it was basically just like take some time to relax and was a video of a Haiku and we want to do that. I assure you fans. But if you look at the We are a fever pitch excitement for next Gen right now and I think we just want some news so. If, it's definitely been a weird forty-eight hours. It was funny because this morning as all the series s news was coming out and we will talk about that. I think in conjunction with Sony. But it was funny that like on my trending terms on twitter Sony was the top one on my list like it was not xbox Sony and that's like now there is this question, the room of like Yes for those who didn't see it xbox confirmed this series ashes real thing they confirm the price of it at. To Ninety nine and the release date November tenth, they didn't say anything about the series ax which is weird to me that after all these months, they would only reveal the lower price system that they hadn't talked about officially in any capacity, but we're leaking via like inserts in controller boxes right but not not the box that they've been advertising to you is the thing to buy. They still haven't told us anything about that Yeah, which is crazy because it's like we have been in this game of chicken for. Ten months now I mean yeah. Yeah if you think about the the the. Series It was revealed that the game awards last year in December gressier and. That day or I would say that or this this entire generation, we've had a pretty good idea that the PS five was a thing or was going to be thing. And so he spent this entire year in this you know cat and mouse game of chicken nonsense between the prices in over the weekend somebody leaked the series s price and release date forcing Microsoft's hand at I believe three, am yeah. Redmond that Yeah. Sorry. Yeah. Like props to that social team at like three. AM The they just tweeted out like one of those means like, oh Yeah about that, and then they official information and then they came with Mike they reacted so much more quickly than I would think a major corporation could act three at three am on a Monday on Labor Day holiday weekend. Yeah. Most people were asleep Europe was wide awake and ready to rock and roll. So if They officially announced the the price and everything, but we also got the release date, which is crazy to me because that is like leaker has finally forced the hand of the next Gen console conversation to begin for the first time in now six th whatever eight weeks away from when this hood. Considerably come out and said, that's an November tenth, and so that is I believe like the first possible. I like next date we have at Sony could either. Cut off as before or come after like. It gets super weird. Now it's so strange. So like looking at this as just a random like, let me do the math of my calendar November. Tenth is a Tuesday. We have seen consuls release on Fridays so. I don't the weird thing about xbox not announcing the release of the series acts, which is frontier purposes the like the competitor to the PS five the two things that we're seeing go head to head. I. Think Series SS planning to a different market and we can talk about whether or not that will end up in their favor but that's releasing on a Tuesday. It would be weird to me if they're like the series XS out Friday on the thirteenth. Right, I would assume they're going to be the same day but I don't know my guest then is like I'm i. Pretty confidently, I'm going to stick with the idea that Sony goes to the week after. which is that's kind of where I'm at the Sixteen Sixteenth through the twentieth. So either seventeen to the twentieth would be it's still before the shopping rush that occurs around Thanksgiving North America. or in the US so. It's before all that it's before cyber Monday it's still gets them to like be within that conversation, but it also gives them as much time as possible before that. Right I mean I. I, don't. Will a couple of things? One I think you're spot on a to it's weird to see a console launch on a Tuesday like you said I don't know if historically that's happened before I remember being really annoyed growing up in New Jersey because we this thing called the Blue Law which meant that you couldn't most most stores in our county or closed on Sunday sort of like in an observation of. Religion but also because a lot of people just didn't want to deal with New Jersey. Traffic and so people who aren't even you know religious like my dad would vote for this
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"I think that that is something that could get a lot of voters attention quickly finally, there's some talk of. A cash crunch. Now for the trump campaign incumbents generally have a financial advantage but there's reporting that that the trump campaign has raised one point one billion dollars since the beginning of twenty, eight nineteen and has spent more than eight hundred million of that already, and some questioning of why the trump campaign for example, spent money at a super ad long before average voters are tuned. In and meanwhile Jason the Biden campaign raised three, hundred, sixty, five, million dollars in August alone, which is a new one month record for fundraising like that and I. Mean obviously money is not everything trump was outspent in in two thousand sixteen but it's it's interesting to wonder whether the management of these campaigns could play play a role in the dynamic in these last few weeks to. Share and I think you know the Biden people. They have a lot of support in among wealthy people. I think Kamala Harris has been probably a good fundraiser among California's well to do, and so I think you know a lot of a lot of people have decided. that you people who run companies and so on. Have decided that you know they don't want any more of the trump show and I do think that they're going to give Biden a fundraising advantage I saw that the president is thinking about spending. Hundred million dollars of his own money by. You know I think I think that that's that that's a red flag for him. If he doesn't have enough if they don't have enough, for example, the contest in Michigan Nafta books on other states and that's also. Going back to what Kim said about the Senate not just going to hurt the president but hurt Republican chances in the Senate if the trump campaign has to pull back in be more selective about where they're spending. Kim. which which way do you think that cuts if president trump writes his campaign one, hundred, million, dollar check I mean Democrats will of. Course say he's trying to buy the election Republicans will say that he really means business and that it shows that he is a successful person who knows how the economy runs and it shows that he he can't be bought I mean there there are running your campaign. A check is a fundraising question of course, but it's also a political question. Right. One thing that I find interesting about Democrats is How none of them are talking about the issues that they were even talking about four years ago or eight years ago, which is how terrible it is that there is even money in presidential politics and how everyone ought to just take. A vow to not go beyond that federal matching fund that comes out, and that is a long gone theory at this point, and so it would just be humorous if nothing else for Democrats to say Nanna, you don't have enough money look our outspending you..
Trump says he'll use his own cash to fund his campaign if needed
"Finally, there's some talk of. A cash crunch. Now for the trump campaign incumbents generally have a financial advantage but there's reporting that that the trump campaign has raised one point one billion dollars since the beginning of twenty, eight nineteen and has spent more than eight hundred million of that already, and some questioning of why the trump campaign for example, spent money at a super ad long before average voters are tuned. In and meanwhile Jason the Biden campaign raised three, hundred, sixty, five, million dollars in August alone, which is a new one month record for fundraising like that and I. Mean obviously money is not everything trump was outspent in in two thousand sixteen but it's it's interesting to wonder whether the management of these campaigns could play play a role in the dynamic in these last few weeks to. Share and I think you know the Biden people. They have a lot of support in among wealthy people. I think Kamala Harris has been probably a good fundraiser among California's well to do, and so I think you know a lot of a lot of people have decided. that you people who run companies and so on. Have decided that you know they don't want any more of the trump show and I do think that they're going to give Biden a fundraising advantage I saw that the president is thinking about spending. Hundred million dollars of his own money by. You know I think I think that that's that that's a red flag for him. If he doesn't have enough if they don't have enough, for example, the contest in Michigan Nafta books on other states and that's also. Going back to what Kim said about the Senate not just going to hurt the president but hurt Republican chances in the Senate if the trump campaign has to pull back in be more selective about where they're spending.
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And that's the problem with the Nana sources I mean, look, this is a bigger problem in the press. Okay. Just even four or five years ago. The use of anonymous sources that was meant to be something that you used as a last resort. Because everyone understands that you need to try to publicly identify sources as much as possible so that people understand where they're coming from and are able to gauge their reliability and credibility. Also in the past, you used anonymous sources to protect someone and one of the things that I saw pointed out by a another journalist was was saying look presumably I mean these remarks were made years ago who's being protected by keeping the names quiet here you know I it just looks like a hit job in the end and the bigger problem I think for this article. Is that you've now had more than a dozen people who were on that trip come out and say it simply is not true. So you're gonNA trust the people are on the record I'm by the way some of those include folks that really don't like Donald Trump very much including John Bolton saying I was there and this just didn't happen at least not when I was present. So you know I think in some ways, this could help the president a little bed in that There's not a lot of belief or trust in a lot of the people in the media these days, and they're certainly theme going around that the press is out to get the president. and. You have a piece like this is just it's very, very hard to to believe it given the unwillingness of someone to simply come forward and then by the way come for put your name out there, and then let your colleagues who are around you say if they remember things that way. By the way Kyle You. Know I don't think that it's made up completely I don't think that the sources just fabricated something, but it's just what's missing its context and you know. The story the part that is in quotes is one word you know losers and so on and you don't know really what was being referred to what was the context what was being talked about before was this a bad attempt at joke you know I'm sure something happened I. Don't doubt that trump has said you know extremely rude and and horrible things but you know it's just it's just a bunch of sort of out of context quotations strung together with an obvious. Motive of what it wants you to think. So you know I, think there's a distinction between. Making something up out of whole cloth and taking things out of context and spinning it. Another thing that could potentially change the election dynamic is a trump agenda. So we talked about this on a previous podcast. The president has put out a list of bullet points that he wants to achieve in a second term, but they are very nonspecific. For example, one of them is to cut taxes to boost take home pay, but no details on what taxes would be cut, who would benefit how it would be paid for. So some details from the president on what he wants to accomplish. I mean maybe could be used persuade some voters and we might get one item this week Cam there the president trump in two thousand, sixteen released a list of judges that he would consider appointing to the Supreme Court. He said he would do that again during this election and there's some reporting suggesting that could come this week I mean, do you think the courts is a.
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"But how do you how do you think people should regular voters should? Take information like that. That is alleged in an article with all anonymous sources. That's really hard I mean I think it's an example of how you know Donald Trump has. Broken. With all sorts of norms and acted on all sorts of ways that you would not expect the president to act, and in the same way, the press has has done the same thing. So in this case, you know the press has its own norms of regulating its behavior normally. You know you wouldn't without evidence without something corroborating based something on the. Word of anonymous source in this way to say and. So you know for trump supporters, it shows the that the press is still out to get him and still ruthless and discarding safeguards as long as it's going to get at the right outcome in negative story about trump and. For his. Opponents at Joe's would. Would you know what horrible character has hasn't a disgraceful? Remarks that he has made I don't think it's going to move very many people I mean. I. Do think that's part of what his These are supposedly military sources and I think that's part of his sense of why he's now firing these these sort of over the top allegations that the military feels that the military establishment doesn't like him. I don't think it's GonNa move things I do. I do wonder this sort of this Russian bounty story that. The Lot of Putin had a bounty on American troops came out after his. His intention to withdraw troops from Afghanistan I think it's definitely true that just like any other bureaucracy, the military does leak stories to further its. Political interests at a at a given time and president trump has vehemently denied making those comments. Here's a tweet for them. He said. Quote. I never called John Loser referring to John McCain and swear on whatever whoever I was asked to swear that I never called are great fallen soldiers anything other than heroes. And as as a lot of people have pointed out, trump is on tape in two thousand, fifteen saying he never likes John McCain because he doesn't like losers. So at least half of that denial has a problem with it, but there's it's the question is is how much do you rely on and trust Kim those sources that you don't know the names Of them and so the for example, the Associated Press and Fi- a Fox News reporter have said that they have independently confirmed that those comments were made by the president but the confirmation also came from anonymous sources and you don't know if it's these the same group of people that are making their way around to different reporters confirming what they told the other guy..
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is Potomac Watch. Welcome back and it seems to me Kim that trump's biggest problem is. What he struggled with all along, which is message discipline and a prime example of that is his Labor Day press event He started out talking about positive job numbers touting that this is going to be a v-shaped recovery talking about opportunities zones, but it was a pretty long event in by the end he was talking about how the top people at the Pentagon quote want to do nothing but fight wars so that all those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else they happy unquote he brought up. Then, he called Joe Biden quote a stupid person unquote and I I it's. It's beyond me to understand why someone in the trump campaign can't get him to focus more on the message that he wants to win this election. Well Yeah but could you name anyone over the last four years that has been able to convince Donald Trump to stay on message? And it's weird. He'll go through periods of time where he does and I've come to note them. It's funny if you listen to him when he's on the Tele Prompter, he tends to have this different cadence to his voice. It's almost kind of a little bit more sing song and you can tell he's reading. He's supposed to be reading but you just can't get him to do it for very long and that press conference was an excellent example of the problems of that in that he had some really strong things to relate in the beginning and they are by far the best issues for the campaign. talked about the uptick in jobs ten point six new ones since May. Unemployment numbers dropping talked about his plans to end the pandemic and work that was being done on the vaccine talked about his promises on how to continue re growing the economy whether it was tax cuts or further cutting regulations cutting new trade deals or opportunity zones, overlooked portions of the American economy, and then all of that Kinda got swept away as got on iffy started talking about Hunter Biden, and then he started talking about his disagreements with John McCain over the time and. Whether or not? Yes there was this military industrial complex his out to get him This just allows the press to go with those issues and print headlines other than the ones that are actually helpful to the president's reelection campaign in John McCain came up I believe in part because of this Atlantic article this article in the Atlantic magazine last week with had some pretty explosive allegations from anonymous sources. So it says that during a presidential trip in two thousand, eighteen to France. There was a scheduled visit to an American cemetery was that was canceled and then here's a quote from the article says in a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit trump said quote why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers unquote and Jason there has been a a lot of a lot of commentary about this..
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"You, know I think the some of the pollsters have tried to address that since two thousand, sixteen error when they called those battleground states wrong and they had hillary up by several points going into the election and then she lost those states by. It's going to depend a lot on. You know how accurate these calls How accurate these balls are and the map also can change. We've got to keep that in mind too I mean though the state that looks closest to joining the battleground crew is Minnesota has stoically a democratic state and trump did not win Minnesota in two thousand sixteen but he lost it by only about forty five thousand votes and I. It's conceivable that he could make that up this year. And another thing we should keep in mind cameras that they're still still eight weeks to the election. I mean what could change between now and November third could we have a couple more months of really nice jobs numbers have the trump administration announcing that it's approving a covert vaccine those are those things that could change the dynamic or there are other things that you'd have in mind. No? Definitely, there are lots of things that could change the dynamic number one. I, think is going to be the question of how prominent Corona Virus continues to be as daily theme only because remember Democrats made very clear all the way months ago that that was going to be their number one campaign tactic against Donald Trump they were going to say he was responsible for us in fact, responsible for lives lost I still remember Barack Obama during the Democratic convention blaming one hundred and seventy thousand deaths directly on. Donald. Trump, which is bizarre the idea that one politician has ability to stop a germ racing through a country, but that was going to be their main. Strategy against him now, we've seen the second wave begin to recede in the south. And southwest and the question of course, do you have yet another one If you look at places like New York, which has largely continued to go along without seeing a resurgence there is some hope out there among people that maybe herd immunity is a little lower than we thought or there's some aspect of this bias we don't understand, but there's a potential that it. Begins to recede as a daily drumbeat of news that gives Donald Trump the ability to talk more on the economy and the recovery We had some great jobs numbers that came out last week d other big thing that I and the other big thing that I think you potentially could be a big changer and we'll see as the debates that are coming up. This is going to be an opportunity to for the country for the first time..
"eight weeks" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Three months ago there weren't enough masks we were desperately sourcing from all over the world. People were making face coverings from scarves and bits of fabric. Now, there are plenty of mask, but some people don't want to wear them Comma Mask America brought to you by the Ad Council. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is Potomac.
How I Built Resilience With Brian Chesky of Airbnb
"Hey everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and business leaders about how they're adapting to these difficult economic times and today show we're going to hear from Brian Chess the CEO and Co founder of Airbnb back in twenty sixteen, we spoke with Brian's Co founder Joe Gebbie at, and he told the amazing story of how they founded and built the company, and if you haven't heard it, be sure to check it out. Now, of course, we are in a very different time and a few months ago Brian wrote a letter to the entire staff. AIRBNB letting them know that twenty five percent of the company was going to be laid off. This has been by far for us. The most difficult thing that we've experienced since we started the company a dozen years ago and I think join us to talk about how starting airbnb basically this idea that like strange who live each other live with each other like that was the hardest thing we were ever GonNa do it was like pushing a rock hill and it turned out that trying to run a company that does travel preparing to go public in the middle of pandemic is about as hard. And then doing all via Zoom Ios, even more difficult. I think that what people want right now just more fundamentally is connection is like the thing that we've always wanted we want connection to each other and now you have to fight for it. You know you have to make a conscious effort for it get on the one hand I'm closer to some people I've ever been in my life probably closer to my life co-founders donate we talk all the time and when you're going through crazy periods of time, it has a way of bringing you closer together but also has a way of making your bubble a little bit smaller and that's probably what's happened for me. Yeah. You you wrote a letter to your employees that is posted publicly that letter is was remarkable. It was so transparent. You had to lay off a quarter of your employees in May and you could see how painful it was for you to write that letter it was extremely transparent. You described the process for how you had to make the hard decision But also you know that every employee would receive fourteen weeks of of pay plus Severinsen insurance for a year and they keep their laptops and there were resources to help the employees Kind of walk me through how you how you came to to write that letter and How you kind of dealt with that just emotionally. Yeah there is no playbook. To lay people off in that's the kind of thing that if there was a playbook, you should never use it because the thing that people want more than anything. They want humanity they want compassion and that means that you need to treat people like like people like individually not robotically you know when the crisis happened, we felt in mid March it was pretty serious. We spent twelve years building airbnb in the we lost eighty percent of business in eight weeks. You know we're one of the success stories right and then suddenly eight weeks there's. All sorts of concerns articles willer survive never thought. I'd read an article like that. And we made a lot of hard decisions. We I cut enormous cost. We cut over a billion dollars plan marketing spend. We quickly raised two billion dollars. It's not easy to raise two billion dollars. It's more difficult to raise two billion dollars from your travel company. It's a pandemic and you've lost eighty percent business eight weeks. The people get nervous thankfully we had some great investors step up but we had to do that deal that was like over the course of seventy two hours still like get the deal done it was the. Fastest deal thing from have ever done and they've ever done. So before that layup even happened, I wrote a couple principals and I said, we have a hunt handful of stakeholders we have to I. Make sure that we act quickly in with all stakeholders. Remind we're going to be remembered probably for how he handled this crisis Andy Grove this famous entrepreneur said bad comes destroyed by crisis good company survive crisis in great companies thrive or are defined by crisis I said, we're not going to be the kind of company will be destroyed by this. We're GONNA try to take each of our stack holders and when we got to the employees, we basically had exhausted options having raised two billion dollars. We came to the conclusion that we would have to lay off when we confronted to hard truth the hard truth number one was this that we did not know when trouble would return nobody did and the second thing we knew is that when travel would return, it would look fundamentally different than the travel before the pandemic and so our business would have to look different and we'd have. To change the shape of our business that we focused on, and so then we just realized that we had to approach this with a sense of humanity said we should be as generous as we possibly could be in not less generous than that. Why would you do that until we came up with a handful of things that we did to try to help people in this very difficult time We did a fourteen sevens puts a week pre or service we felt like well, this is a health crisis people need health insurance, and so we made sure that everyone had at least one year of health insurance even after ever getting laid off one of the things that I'm most proud of that our team came up with Joe in the team came to me and they said, you know what? We have a recruiting team maybe we dedicate a percentage of the recruiting team to outplacement for the people
Gov. Abbott: Texas school districts should decide for themselves when to start, PPE already being distributed statewide
"Abbott eases off his original call for Texas schools to open for in person learning later this month at a San Antonio press conference from Peopie distribution warehouse, Abbott said school districts have the option of remote learning on Ly for up to eight weeks and then after that eight week time period. Schools also have the option of seeking a waiver from the Texas Education Agency. See to meet the unique needs of a particular school district. And as for personal protective equipment, Abbott says the state has already shipped schools. More than 59 million masks more than 24,000 thermometers and 565,000 Callens of hand sanitizer
COVID-19 testing and contact tracing key for safely reopening schools, two new studies suggest
"Some classrooms begin to open the US Dr Anthony Fauci said today that schools should proceed with caution and make safety a priority down. She also said that students need the psychological nutritional benefits and pretending in person classes although acknowledges that parents have to quote. Dramatically modified their work schedule this as we touched on earlier, two new studies suggesting scaled up testing and contact tracing of those who test positive being key factors in any school reopening. To professionals who are facing these issues in different dates. Becky stone is the director of Alcoa City schools in Tennessee and Brian Woods Superintendent of the northside independent school district in San Antonio Texas, appreciate both of you for for being here tonight Becky the for the first day back to school in your area. Tennessee was July twenty second week and a half ago you. I know you've had four confirmed coronavirus cases. You expect so many. So soon and and how you responded that how does that change thing? Is. When we decided that we were going to open wing knew that we would have cases We unfortunately didn't go into it thinking that. No one was going to get sick because lots goes on those folks are going to get sick if they're in school or not but the first one we had was Just right. After we opened school and we met together and as attain. We did our contact tracing and because I felt like we had some really good protocols in place we really didn't the exposure was very limited and the second time it happened was last week and again I feel like because of the protocols we have in place in the safeguards there was very little exposure Interesting that that you're doing your own contact trae saying as a school That's a that's obviously a smart thing to do given the problems we're seeing with contract tracing on kind of you know on the large scale. Bryan Texas you're facing a different timelines. Schools haven't opened yet in your district, but once they do they'll be required to have full person learning after the first eight weeks. I correct me if I'm wrong on that do you think that timeline will allow you to keep your students and teachers say It's a good question and it's one that I hope we don't have to contemplate obviously our preferences not to have a a set timeline but rather to allow a local school leaders in elected boards of trustees to make decisions about what safe for their students in their staff. So a it is concerning to us that we have kind of an arbitrary time line of eight weeks, and then whoever wants to be back in the building. Ganvie. Becky I. Knew Your district did stagger started with students coming in for in person classes I think only one day week, which means I, think he'd only have a twenty percent occupancy at any given time. How is that working out? What are the difficulties? That you're finding just for other educators who are out there. That's true. We have about we're a small district. We only have about twenty, two, hundred students system wide good part. We're all on one campus with four schools on one campus we did decide. For. An option our our students could also choose to do all online and to do virtual learning. So when we say we brought in twenty percent, it's a little bit less than that because of those virtual learning students who are already online, but we did we stagger. So students are in school one day a week, and then they do digital learning the next four days until they come back to their in person day and it's worked out very well for US I can say. Got Of great feedback from parents teachers from other from administrators It does create some difficulty and you touched on that a second ago parents. It creates a difficulty for parents and I understand that and we want to be sensitive to that. But at the same time we thought why with the pressure to open, this is the only way that we could open safely and that was our first priority, and if if I know with contact tracing if a classroom if the student has positive. What happens in terms of quarantining D- do does the teacher they were in touch with does that person have to then leave school does the classroom what happens? Well. Again, because we open with such small numbers, it's very easy for classes to social distance and so Alvar staff are required to wear masks all times. Our students are not required. They six through twelve. We have strongly suggested that they wear and then pre K. through five. We have suggested that they wear if they're going to be in close groups. However. It's been good because most all students are wearing mask as well. But again, a classroom if a student test positive. There may only be for their students in that class right and they've been distance, and so when you do the contact tracing, what we have found is that very few of them have been in close contact for ten minutes or more within six feet of one another, and so the exposure has been very limited and most of the time both have on mass. So they can continue come to school and the teachers continue coming to school. Even though they they've. Been in the area of of a student, but not for a prolonged time. That's correct. Now, the student that tests positive obviously would corentin for fourteen days. Okay and and then anyone else that we find that may have been in close contact with that person and may have some exposure. They would also contain for the fourteen days. Brian's Brian the guidance for Best Practices for schools has been a moving target of both federal and state levels of Texas Office of in a hot spot for the virus in recent weeks how has that changed your plans and preparations have? It's changed dramatically when we surveyed our families in early June, we had about three quarters who indicated they wanted to come back for in person learning than we sent the same survey out in mid-july that was down more like a third, and so it has altered plans dramatically unfortunately in Texas we've had constantly shifting state. As well, and so I don't honestly know which version of the plan were on at this point I lost track a long time ago. But the the prevalence of the viruses. Shifted our plans but I feel good that we got a good plan on. Nimble plan. Going forward, and we'll be able to serve families either in the building or in distance learning well O'Brian woods and becky stone I appreciate can't imagine how difficult it is to be an educator right now and not appreciate all you're doing. Thank you very much.
"Hello. My name is Jesse can MRS podcast number four, hundred, thirty, nine for wine abner we teach for rules to help us stop even picked paycheck get out of debt and save more money today I, WanNa talk about covert conquerors. So twenty twenty. What do you say? I just wanted to share a cup we get. We. Get people right in and this is a this is a brag. We get people that write in and tell us how wine Abbas changed their life. They actually will say it's a life changer. and. In light of all of the garbage that we've experienced with covid nineteen, I wanted to share just two stories that users written and shared. So. Here's one now I'm sharing this. Fully aware that everyone's situation is unique. I'm Sharon this also. So that, you can see how powerful the four rules are. I want you to see that if you work these rules, your situation will always be better than if you did not work the rules. So we're all in different spots. Infinitely, different spots. And we all. been the cards are dealt the way they're dealt and you. You can't change that. All I'm saying here is if you work the rules. You will make. A. It will be better for you than if you did not. Budgeting makes things better. It's not the end all be all solution to all things. But if you say all else equal this person budgeted, this person did not budget the person that's budgeting. is going to come out better. So I say that because I don't want someone listening saying well, Gosh. I. Wish this. I, wish that listen follow the four rules. Whether you make ten thousand dollars a year or two hundred, thousand dollars a year follow the four rules. Both those people with wildly different resources will be better off if they're budgeting. So here's a quote. Thanks to COVID. Nineteen Sarcastically I should add thanks to over nineteen. My husband took a thirty three percent pay-cut. We didn't know how we're going to survive. Let alone make it if he lost his job altogether. I've always been in charge of the budget. He's never cared much. We discussed we would really need to stick to the budget air quotes from then on his request was I find a budgeting software that told him when he couldn't spend money? It took me thirty minutes to find why not watch videos that explained it and decide that. Why was the way to go I showed him we set it up and eight weeks down the track not only do we have money lasting in the account for the first time ever? We have a small savings account and haven't really even noticed the huge remember that was thirty three percent pay-cut. We cannot think why enough for sorting us out now obviously, this woman and her husband, they did all the work. But I love reading it. Essentially took a huge pay cut didn't know what they could do. She'd always been running the money. He said, well, find something that will help me to not spend when we can't spend their work in the four rules. With. Thirty three percent pay-cut, they're making progress that they didn't make before when they were making that additional money. So. In spite of covert and the thirty three percent pay-cut, they're making progress. It actually spurred them. Think of the things they're learning that. The things they've learned because they were spurred to take action be proactive find the intention, put the money behind the intention and go. That is that is so powerful. Here you have someone's like, how can you possibly be better off after having had your income blocked off by thirty three percent now I don't know what she earns maybe Sheeran's ninety percent of the money, and so I'm just kidding she wouldn't have written if that were the case but. Maybe Sharon's nothing and it was a true thirty percent. I don't know but she didn't share those details what I'm saying is this. You go from Manda. Situation is horrible you in sort of budget into that situation and now the situation is better. Than before better, you know pre covid everything's pre covet everyone about pre vid always our pretty covered. It was this you know. It's insane. So, here we go. Wind up allowed my now spouse and combine our finances when we started living together instead of joint budget for the common areas. Cool are big was to de before getting engaged and having joined budget. How does accountable to each other? Then when we got engaged and married at set the foundation for us to make financial decisions together awesome the decision making together as the key this is Jessie are talking back to the quote we always consoled enlarge purchases stick to our spending money. It confuses people around us, but we're financially set for emergencies like now with covid where I lost my job and we're suddenly on a single income instead of two. We dropped all the discretionary spending still even a little bit of money to have fun with our son like a weekend ice cream and make decisions on what to cut and how much to say with my husband's salary. It's a tool that allows us have a guided visual conversation on our budget, and we both always know where each line item stands. They went from two income to one. And they're still making it in spite of I mean that's that's a crazy lop off of income and they're still they've still been able to make progress.
"Hello. My name is Jesse can MRS podcast number four, hundred, thirty, nine for wine abner we teach for rules to help us stop even picked paycheck get out of debt and save more money today I, WanNa talk about covert conquerors. So twenty twenty. What do you say? I just wanted to share a cup we get. We. Get people right in and this is a this is a brag. We get people that write in and tell us how wine Abbas changed their life. They actually will say it's a life changer. and. In light of all of the garbage that we've experienced with covid nineteen, I wanted to share just two stories that users written and shared. So. Here's one now I'm sharing this. Fully aware that everyone's situation is unique. I'm Sharon this also. So that, you can see how powerful the four rules are. I want you to see that if you work these rules, your situation will always be better than if you did not work the rules. So we're all in different spots. Infinitely, different spots. And we all. been the cards are dealt the way they're dealt and you. You can't change that. All I'm saying here is if you work the rules. You will make. A. It will be better for you than if you did not. Budgeting makes things better. It's not the end all be all solution to all things. But if you say all else equal this person budgeted, this person did not budget the person that's budgeting. is going to come out better. So I say that because I don't want someone listening saying well, Gosh. I. Wish this. I, wish that listen follow the four rules. Whether you make ten thousand dollars a year or two hundred, thousand dollars a year follow the four rules. Both those people with wildly different resources will be better off if they're budgeting. So here's a quote. Thanks to COVID. Nineteen Sarcastically I should add thanks to over nineteen. My husband took a thirty three percent pay-cut. We didn't know how we're going to survive. Let alone make it if he lost his job altogether. I've always been in charge of the budget. He's never cared much. We discussed we would really need to stick to the budget air quotes from then on his request was I find a budgeting software that told him when he couldn't spend money? It took me thirty minutes to find why not watch videos that explained it and decide that. Why was the way to go I showed him we set it up and eight weeks down the track not only do we have money lasting in the account for the first time ever? We have a small savings account and haven't really even noticed the huge remember that was thirty three percent pay-cut. We cannot think why enough for sorting us out now obviously, this woman and her husband, they did all the work. But I love reading it. Essentially took a huge pay cut didn't know what they could do. She'd always been running the money. He said, well, find something that will help me to not spend when we can't spend their work in the four rules. With. Thirty three percent pay-cut, they're making progress that they didn't make before when they were making that additional money. So. In spite of covert and the thirty three percent pay-cut, they're making progress. It actually spurred them. Think of the things they're learning that. The things they've learned because they were spurred to take action be proactive find the intention, put the money behind the intention and go. That is that is so powerful. Here you have someone's like, how can you possibly be better off after having had your income blocked off by thirty three percent now I don't know what she earns maybe Sheeran's ninety percent of the money, and so I'm just kidding she wouldn't have written if that were the case but. Maybe Sharon's nothing and it was a true thirty percent. I don't know but she didn't share those details what I'm saying is this. You go from Manda. Situation is horrible you in sort of budget into that situation and now the situation is better. Than before better, you know pre covid everything's pre covet everyone about pre vid always our pretty covered. It was this you know. It's insane. So, here we go. Wind up allowed my now spouse and combine our finances when we started living together instead of joint budget for the common areas. Cool are big was to de before getting engaged and having joined budget. How does accountable to each other? Then when we got engaged and married at set the foundation for us to make financial decisions together awesome the decision making together as the key this is Jessie are talking back to the quote we always consoled enlarge purchases stick to our spending money. It confuses people around us, but we're financially set for emergencies like now with covid where I lost my job and we're suddenly on a single income instead of two. We dropped all the discretionary spending still even a little bit of money to have fun with our son like a weekend ice cream and make decisions on what to cut and how much to say with my husband's salary. It's a tool that allows us have a guided visual conversation on our budget, and we both always know where each line item stands.
MLB Postpones Miami Marlins Games Through Sunday Due To COVID-19 Outbreak; Philadelphia Phillies Will Not Play Until Friday
"Tonight. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball Is facing some serious issues with the virus outbreak that is sick and half of the Miami Marlins team They league has suspended the bottom season through Sunday. The Philadelphia Phillies will be sidelined by the pandemic until Friday. Morpher maybe sees Todd and commissioner Rob Manfred feels confident baseball will be okay despite the fact that half the Marlins team is infected with covert 19. But MLB insider Jeff Passan on SportsCenter says the season just started. You've still got eight weeks of the season left. You've still got trips up and down the East Coast, the West Coast pass and says This is not The Marlins problem to think that this is going to be unique to only one club. Honestly, I think is frankly naive. Yankeesmanager Aaron Boone just wants to stay the course. If you're gonna have success on the baseball field this year is you're gonna have to be able to deal with the curve balls that Khun likely come on a daily and weekly basis. Dr. Anthony Fauci says This could put the
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
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"Welcome back to another episode of five minutes in Church history on this episode we will be in the twentieth century visiting with James Montgomery Boyce. Doctor Boyce was born on July seven, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, eight. He lived in a bedroom community of Pittsburgh. was quite a high school athlete. His Dad was a doctor and position voice for a fine education as a high school student voice was sent to the Stony Brook School and New York. He was mentored by Frank E. Gabe line, Biblical, scholar and theologian in his own right. Well after Stony Brook Voice went to Harvard for his undergraduate, and then he went to Princeton for his give. After that he was on his way to Basel for a PhD in theology while he was in Basel all there were a group of people who pressured him to start a Bible study, and he started a Bible study that became a church and to this day there is an evangelical church there in Basel that great, reformation city. And there's a church there founded by doctor. Boyce well. He graduated from Basel and Nineteen. Sixty six and two years later in nineteen, sixty eight, he was installed as the Minister of Philadelphia's Tenth Presbyterian Church near Rittenhouse Square on Spruce Street and Philadelphia Historic Church its. Spire went way into the sky, and its organ and its pipes could be heard throughout the city on a Sunday morning. Well in the nineteen seventies and nineteen, seventy, four to be exact Boyce started the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. And in those early years people would gather there and intense church to hear John, Gersh ner and a young RC sprawl and J I packer and others, this constellation of reformed theologians in Nineteen, seventy, eight, a number of them joined together informed. The International Council for Biblical and A boy served as the chairman Dr. Scroll served as the President and see put out the Chicago statement on an errand see. They established themselves for a ten year run, and that was the life they had a voice also helped establish the Alliance for confessing evangelicals and nineteen ninety-four. That group stood strong against the evangelicals and Catholics together document, and took a stand for justification by faith alone well, in addition to those organizations. We have the books that doctor. Boyce wrote one of them. Foundations of the Christian faith is his systematic theology. It's billed as a comprehensive and readable theology. He also wrote renewing your mind in a mindless age, and another one of his books to cities to loves is subtitled Christian responsibility and a crumbling culture in addition to those books. He was known for his. Commentaries these of course grew out of his many sermons preached from Nineteen Sixty eight to the year two thousand from the pulpit of Tenth Presbyterian Church. She did a five volume series on John that was published a four volume series on Romans, two volumes on the minor prophets, three volumes on genesis and three volumes on the psalms. They're also commentaries on acts flippy in Nehemiah, Joshua Equations and Philippians and a few more books well Dr Voice was married to Linda. They had three daughters, nineteen, eighty, eighty-two Linda and Dr, Boyce. The city. Centre Academy School there in Philadelphia. On the morning of Good Friday, April twenty, one, two thousand Doctor Boyce was diagnosed with cancer. He died eight weeks later on June fifteen, two thousand. During those eight weeks he had one more thing to write in. There were hymns. He wrote thirteen in all. One of them is entitled Hallelujah. The other come to the waters, an invitation for all who have no money, but are thirsty, and those who have no funds about are hungry to come to the waters to come to the fountain to drink freely of Christ.
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"At each eight weeks of paid vacation. I know what you're saying this governor, it's like I mean, I know he's a pediatrician understand and children. I mean, I'm all favor of children anything that helps kids, but I just I cannot understand I can't grasp this. So this eight weeks is on top of the six weeks, or or how many ever weeks it is that you already get is that correct? You can take your vacation leave your annual leave or you're sick leave maternity leave. But I mean moms and dads both get that. So you can use your annual leave your vacation leave and your sickly. And then you can also take eight weeks. It's free paid vacation to sit at home. You know, what my biggest problem is with that that punishes people like me who didn't have kids. No it does. I chose not to have children. I chose to be responsible. And not have a bunch of kids that I can't afford to take care of. I was responsible and very deliberate in taking great pains to make sure I didn't get pregnant bullied. You me. You know, my philosophy is if you don't want to get pregnant, there's a fix for that. Okay. There's a whole bunch of different solutions for that. So I'd elaborately didn't have children by choice. And so when you're giving somebody eight weeks paid maternity leave. Where's my eight weeks for being responsible suppose, you're taking care of an elderly mother or father, which I have done exactly. And you know, it's a huge responsibility. And you do it. But you have to do a lot of juggling. But I will also tell you that when I worked with people who had children guests who always got stuck doing weekend assignments. Because now the kids had soccer games. Well, I was punished for not having children and for being responsible. And that burns me up..
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"Eight weeks for rebate listening to the AP digital news network after being clouded by corruption investigations against him. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's called for early elections for April setting the stage for three month campaign, riding, high in the polls Netanyahu appears all but certain to win a fourth consecutive term and place in history as the country's longest serving prime minister, those prospects could still be derailed by a decision by the country's attorney general on whether to file charges against Netanyahu. However Netanyahu made scant mention of the bribery and breach of trust charges in the three different cases in announcing the April ninth election. It's a question. Well, not many are asking, but a few researchers in Canada to want to know, how do you measure chickens happiness is it in the way it runs for food. How much? Time. It spends preening to size up. What might make chickens happy? They're putting sixteen breathes through some tests watching how well birds scramble over a barrier for food. How skittish they seem and whether they play with a fake worm. They say playing with a fake worm may be a sign of happiness. The researchers say it's an example of looking beyond how to minimize suffering to exploring whether animals can also enjoy their brief lives. Such ideas underscore, the broader lack of consensus around chicken, welfare animal welfare advocates think today's chickens have been bred to have massive breasts that harm their health and that the industry needs to. Switch breeds not just treat chickens better. Third party sales of puppies and kittens are being banned in Britain, the UK's animal welfare Minister, David Rutley said the band's part of a commitment to make sure pets get the right start in life. The decision follows widespread support for cracking down on puppy farms and making it harder for unscrupulous dealers that disregard animal welfare under the new measure people, wishing to adopt a puppy or kitten would have to deal directly with a breeder or rehoming centre rather than pet shops.
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"Maybe six to eight weeks and enough money will come flowing in that they'll say, okay, that's enough. Turn the faucet off. We're going to go back to what we used to do. So it's important. It's timely. It's important to pick up the phone and take advantage of the opportunity while it presents itself. So real quick what we're talking about is a program relatively new from a company that I've been using for many years where you get one hundred percent of the growth of S and P five hundred and none of the losses. This way, you can get a very nice rate of return without any stock market risk. That's very important. And I know people are gonna scratch their heads and say, how do you do that? That's not possible things. Like, why didn't my adviser? Tell me about this. If it sounds too good to be true. It probably is folks. I get it. Okay. I get it. But that doesn't change the fact that yes, there is a program with one of the companies we use where you can get one hundred percent of the growth of the S and P five hundred and none of the losses. They take a look at the and P from the day you make a deposit, then they look at each month. And they take a one year average, whatever that growth is you get one hundred percent of that number. So it's one hundred percent of a one year average with that said I suggest everybody pick up the phone and dial eight eight eight nine seven nine five nine nine five that's eight eight eight nine. Nine seven.
"eight weeks" Discussed on Side Hustle School
"Up. She charged one hundred twenty dollars per child for one hour class held one day a week for a total of eight weeks. She then made over two thousand dollars from that first class working total of approximately eight hours. So you do the math that breaks down to about two hundred and fifty dollars per hour. After that, she decided to expand. She has two classes that craft class n a jewelry making class. She also began to offer her class to other elementary schools in the area and to now holds class at five to ten schools per week. In eight weeks time doing this, she made twelve thousand dollars pretty good profit for working only one hour a day. You could say, making money using this model is child's play, but to be clear, this kind of work is it for everyone does take a certain personality type to work with kids and may put it's perfect side hustle for a stay at home mom or anyone with villa -bility in the afternoon. And team side-hustle school would like to add would also be good if you had a lot of patients to deal with large groups of young children. So far as worst part of the experience was teaching the very first class, she says it was chaos. She wasn't sure how to set it up or teach the kids and manage time simultaneously. It was a challenge to maintain control while keeping the children engaged. She learned from that experience. However, in is now a master at kids craft instruction. She also says it's helpful to research project ideas on Pinterest and Google image search before starting classes. So if you fit the Bill, if you are interested in this kind of project, how could you get started? The first step would be to approach your local elementary schools or your school district. If they allow private vendors to hold after school classes. The next step would be to find out what kind of background checks insurance you need. Once you take care of those prerequisites, all that remains is deciding what kind of class you'd like to teach. So what's next for this crafty mom for Noor may wants to continue expanding her classes to more schools which makes sense that she's doing really well with it. She also has a website where she offers it to to'real for sale on how to start your own after school enrichment class, even considering the possibility of franchise. Okay. So this is a service based side hustle, as opposed to a product may has to physically go into the classroom every day or whenever her classes are and teach that class to the kids. She's a really good hourly rate for it, but of course she has to be there. So these facts on their own percents, pretty obvious pros and cons. First of all, super low start up costs for project like this and her case. She had to do that background check in purchasing supplies, but the supply purchase, we're good for an entire year. And once you have that background check done, then it's done. It's a one off cost. There's also no inventory aside from those supplies. So the approval from the school board could take a minute but side from that, this kind of project is the sort of thing that you can start really quickly. You can start and get real world feedback. You know, right away pretty much if it's gonna work or not, or at least if it has real potential not stuck in a waiting period. You're not having to make decisions without a lot of information. So all that is great. Now with the product, on the other hand, you have more of an opportunity for passive income. Okay. So we recently featured the guy who has the three hundred thousand dollar. Coffee grinder. It's not a coffee grinder for sale for three hundred thousand dollars. He's just sold three hundred thousand dollars worth of this manual coffee grinder. A very small and simple basic item, and that's a product that sells every day on Amazon. Okay. So the guy who sells it can sleep in one day. If he ever decides to take a day off, you can say, you know what? I'm gonna sleep in not even gonna make my morning coffee. And yet when ever he rolls out of bed at noon and checks his website, stats, he can see he's made money in those hours that he was oversleeping. Okay. So that's pretty cool. Another consideration this decision of Joe have chronic have service, which we won't go into a lot here today, but just to touch on it is the role of personality. So often talk about skills like how skills are so important. And I think it's actually more important to pay attention to your skills than your passions while your personality also matters. So some people really enjoy teaching or doing consultations or coaching or mentoring, whatever it is. Other people would say, absolutely not. I don't want to do that. I wanna stay on my computer and find coffee. Grinders can resell to other people that I never actually meet. So there's a lot more to that, but that's the general principle. It's not just what business is best with side-hustle. Should you choose? It is what is best for you and also for you at this time because to go back full circle where we started, I also can change and it's actually very common that you're gonna do something for a while and then something changes either you change or the environment changes the market changes, the need to find something else. So may was able to do that. She had a previous business reselling phone chargers which has nothing to do with this project that was a product based business, but she was able to apply her creative thinking skills and her willingness to take action to create this new completely different side hustle service based business where she brings in twelve thousand dollars eight weeks. So good work may. Thank you for sharing your story with our community and listeners. Hope you enjoyed this one. Always remember, inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is such better today. Shouts are at satisfied school dot com. Slash five ninety eight. I also want to give a shout out today to a friend of mine, Scott Harrison. He has got a new book coming out. In the fall thirst MRs memoir starting the global nonprofit organization known as charity water. I've been friends with Scott for a decade used to work with him in Liberia and banana when he was first getting started before charity water, and he's a fabulous guy who's built a fantastic organization serving millions of people all of the world. He's actually donating one hundred percent of his royalties from this book back into water projects. If you wanna check that out in priori, the book thirst, that would be awesome. It's a great. I haven't advanced copy here on my desk, but I'm gonna participant okapi as well because I want to support the great work that he's doing. Okay, speaking, great work. Go do some great work. I'll be back again tomorrow. My name is Chris kilovolt and this is sinus school.
"eight weeks" Discussed on Side Hustle School
"Saddam school is brought to you by Uber. Uber has new features designed to take the stress out of your pickup with pickup notes. You can share a note with your driver like what color shirt you're wearing. So you're easier to spot. You can also choose a color to light up your phone screen, then hold it up to help your driver. Locate you at night or in a crowd, discover all the new features in the Uber app and read about all the ways. Buber is moving forward. Go to dot com slash moving forward. That's Uber dot com. Slash moving forward. What's up, what's up. It's Chris Gil about here. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's buzzword these story all about these six figure, beekeeping business that was beekeeping business set in Minnesota, which is not known for being the most hospitable environment for bees. But as you may have heard yesterday, that couple found a way to make it work and it's working really well for them. The journey continues today, and let's talk about this principle of how what you're doing now is very likely not going to be the same thing. You're doing five years from now, and that can be turned a lot of careers, even in terms of day jobs and things you go to college for, you're not necessarily going to be doing the same thing five years from now, but it's especially true in the world of side hustles. Now, a lot of business advisors will tell you that you need to select projects that are sustainable for a long period of time. I think that is really bad advice for regular people. This show side-hustle school and everything I do in my work, it's focused on individuals. It's not focused on companies. So if you're out there trying to build Microsoft than maybe that advice is good, but if you're out there just trying to do something for yourself. Not everything has to be sustainable, not everything has to last forever in my journey. I've made many changes on lots of different kinds of projects, and that has been a strength, not a weakness. So keep that in mind. And today, story in particular is about a mom per Noor who starts new project that brings in twelve thousand dollars in just eight weeks of this is a service business. And recently we've been talking a lot about products. So at the end of the road, I'll give you a little refresher on the pros and cons of each of those products versus services. Because when you're trying to start something new, the decision of whether it's a product or service is an important one. It will determine a lot of the things you do next. All right. So let me say thank you to our sponsor, really grateful to them. They allow the show to be completely free to you. And then I'll tell you all about this crafty mom, poor side hustle school is brought to you today and all week by our partner. 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And the early days of ecommerce may ran a business re-selling phone excess series on EBay Amazon, but after eight years and a lot of other sellers entering the market, her business was no longer profitable. She and her husband were also clipping security cameras that this market quickly dried up to. Because of her experience with the ups and downs of business may wanted to diversify. She was reluctant to be totally dependent on one source of income by this time or son was in the third grade, and she wanted to start a new business that had a low start up costs and wouldn't take up much time while considering options may remember that her son enjoy taking after school enrichment classes. These classes are offered for one hour immediately after school dismissal. They range from sports like basketball and tennis to less physical activities like chess or mad science. The courses are offered by private vendors who come to the school and kids would stay after school to participate because they were fun. This was also ideal for parents couldn't pick their children up right away. They would pay a fee directly to the vendor and can rest assured knowing their kids were safely entertained while having an extra hour in their day. When may son was in preschool and kindergarten, he really enjoyed making crafts. However, the country school stopped making crafts with kids after first grade. This was as inspiration. She says, starting crafts after school enrichment class at her son's school seemed like the perfect new project. May's first step was to receive permission to become vendor to do this. She had to present her class idea to the school board when she received approval. Her next up was to complete a criminal background check required by law for those working with children. She also had to purchase liability insurance. That may sound complicated. 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"eight weeks" Discussed on WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270
"The hall of fame eight weeks ago about a fifth of them didn't play any football to high school and they ended up pretty good while to great said eight five five two one two four cbs talking nick lowery here on cbs sports radio of me bill rider promised we take some calls were going to do that let's start in raleigh brendan you're on the air with us with me bill and that with nick lowery thanks dragging out what's going on hey hey bill hennick houria her um i just had a question listening tear segment here i was wondering how you had mentioned earlier that some of the earlier erred view i forget what the threeletter acronym you code but youth of the correlated with pp but it was also present in our showed the same kind of find a dementia and alzheimer's and so i was curious just being how you know that you said that the kinds of heat he had been present than people haven't had had promised stuck yet how do you know that you're looking at actual find the pp and not just potentially like earlyonset alzheimer's or green on earlier slammed of a different brain disorder well that's difficult question because i of i don't think i said anything about not having head trauma am what we've learned in north carolina steady you're in north carolina now eight we are on the air the caller oh yeah he heated starlet area he wasn't so who's enrolling now that raleigh so i i there's a home runs still orbiting by the way there was hit off me when i was pitching for government and rally a north carolina but in north carolina the university of north carolina put six electrodes on the helmet's of each of their players and they found that the practice hits the sub can custom hits were just as in the end cumulatively justice powerful in the in the impact literally and figuratively on the likelihood of that person getting see t e so i dunno house to answer his question accept that when he had a life life has had trauma and none of.
"eight weeks" Discussed on Rose Pricks: A Bachelor Roast
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