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A highlight from US Government Succeeds in Criminalizing Bitcoin Privacy | EP 867
"You You're against freedom Yeah, welcome to another episode of simply Bitcoin live your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution car breaking news culture medic warfare We will be your guide through the separation of money and say and today is one of those episodes We're gonna talk about the separation of money and state the US government's attack. Well, I can't say that that's not a fair characterization Some members of the US government took advantage of the tragedy happening in the Middle East to and their allies in the legacy corporate media to Take advantage of what's happening to really pass through this narrative that a Bitcoin and crypto was being used to fund terrorism and Then that led to the FinCEN which is part of the Treasury to recommend these Broad regulations that I have no idea how that is gonna be enforced But whatever that essentially would make it so that every single Basically every single Bitcoin transaction how it currently stands would have to be reported now after the fact it came out that the article Was blatantly false it was misrepresented and misrepresented the data, but that didn't matter right the FinCEN proposal stayed There's currently an open comment period which I highly suggest you get involved in just like leave your thoughts But it seems like they got away with it because essentially Without the proposal even being introduced. What ended up happening is that already some financial institutions are already blocking Certain Bitcoin transactions that are involved in coin mixing so if you samurai if you use wasabi and then you send that Bitcoin to a An exchange it might get flagged right now. There was a huge amount of backlash over the last week Basically putting the blame on the exchanges Or on some exchanges in particular But the thing is what you guys have to understand is that exchanges aren't banks right as long as there's the on and off -ramp choke point and as long as People are using legacy banks to buy Bitcoin That is a choke point and that is a choke point that governments are gonna take advantage of I think moments like these highlights the importance of really understanding How to use Bitcoin peer -to -peer how to download peer -to -peer or how to use peer -to -peer alternatives like bisque And like a steco huge fan of a beauty on is doing with the steco But yeah, this is part of it. This is part of the separation of money and state and the thing that aggravates me the most is The fact that they were able to really pass this narrative even though is completely false and Without it being even introduced Banks and financial institutions are taking these preemptive measures which is absolutely crazy and then it's the continuation of privacy, which is Completely against the fourth amendment in the United States, which is no unreasonable search and seizure That just completely got thrown out the window But I mean look this is Exactly what you would expect As you know, the the the example that I always bring up is like a wounded animal trapped into a corner That's when they get most vicious, right? and I think that whether is Elizabeth Warren's Freudian slip a couple weeks ago where she's Christine desperation Lagarde's when she's saying that the CBDC is coming and it's here to stay and there's absolutely nothing you could do about it Or whether she even gets caught saying the quiet part out loud saying that Bitcoin is an escape valve, right? There's multiple signs that show you That the powers of be the people that want you to use fiat currencies in the future of fiat currencies which are central bank digital currencies are Absolutely terrified of Bitcoin but most importantly not only are they terrified of Bitcoin They're terrified of people taking self -custody of their money which won't allow them to confiscate it easily either do either either through direct confiscation or Confiscation through inflation because that's really what inflation is at the end of the day.
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A highlight from Mindful Gifting for Caregivers and Dementia Navigators
"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. If you're looking for additional advice, be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter. It's brief, gives you great advice, you can read it in less than five minutes, and you know where to find the link. It's in the website, on the show notes. We're working on subscriber -only information and specials, so you're not going to want to miss out. When I learned that despite eating as healthy as possible, we can still have undernourished brains, I was frustrated. Learning about neuro reserves, Relev8, and how it's formulated to fix this problem convinced me to give them a try. Now I know many of you are skeptical, as was I. However, I know it's working because of one simple change. My sweet tooth is gone. I didn't expect that, and it's not something other users have commented on, but here's some truth. My brain always wanted something sweet. Now fruit usually did the trick, but not always. One bad night's sleep would fire up my sugar cravings so much they were almost impossible to ignore. You ever have your brain screaming for a donut? Well, for me, those days are gone. I believe in my results so much that I'm passing on my 15 % discount to you. Try it for two or three months and see if you have a miraculous sweet tooth cure, or maybe just better focus and clarity. It's definitely worth a try. Now on with our show. Hello, hello, you guys are gonna love today because we're talking about gifts and gift giving for people with dementia. And it's a perfect day to discuss that because today is my daughter's birthday. So I would wish her a happy birthday, but she's not a listener. So what I will do is thank Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast for coming on and sharing her gift guide and her knowledge. So thanks for joining us today, Elizabeth. Thank you for having me, I'm excited to be here. Awesome, I know we haven't done one together. I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places. What else would be good? I mean, any kind of activity that you can help encourage. I'm into pickleball recently. Have you tried to explore pickleball, Jennifer? No, there is a big pickleball teams in our community. I have very wacky vision. So I don't have depth perception. I have blazey eye and it wasn't corrected until I was four. So I could very, very much understand my mom's visual processing problems because I have similar ones myself. I don't realize, I know I don't have depth perception, but it's been this way my entire life. So, it's not abnormal for me, but I don't like balls getting hurled at me cause I'm ducking and I'm not trying to hit it back. I could probably play with the hubby, but you'd have to hit the ball gently towards me or else it's not gonna be very fun. Yeah, yeah. Well, I love it cause it's an accessible sport. It's definitely geared, it's for all ages, frankly, but something like that could be fun. Like, hey, let's, I think experiences are amazing. Let's take a pickleball lesson together. Let me take you on a hike. I got you this fun little hat and I looked up a hiking trail, something where you can really be someone's self -care cheerleader and have some kind of an experience together, a cooking class, a lesson of some sort where it's kind of a twofer, right? They're learning something and they're getting away from the caregiving world for a moment. And if you're looking for cooking classes, I did one through King Arthur Baking. It was called Pizza Perfected and it was on Zoom cause they're in freaking Vermont. So I'm not getting there anytime soon. Totally want to go, I use tons of their recipes, but yeah, it's like, I don't know how we got into just really, we really like to make our own pizza at home. We haven't done it for a while cause life, but it's not that hard, especially when somebody walks you through it and they sent you the video after, you know, like the next day. So you got to do it live and I think it was like 40 bucks. It wasn't expensive and it was at least two hours. And I have the video, it's saved in my Dropbox files and I can access it if, you know, cause there's some techniques that you don't necessarily know, you know, and I mean, just learning that technique was worth the 40 bucks, but it was a nice experience. So if you can't get out or, you know, I don't, I live in the Sierra foothills, so I don't live near things, even though I'm only an hour north of the state Capitol. It's like, there's some pros and cons to smaller air, quieter areas, depending on the day, sometimes the cons outweigh the pros, but yeah, there's, and I'm sure there's other places that do online cooking. I bet there are. And even, you know, maybe your person, your caregiver is not a person who enjoys cooking at all. And then, you know, I know for me, I used to dread the question as a sandwich generation working caregiver, like what's for dinner? And I'm like, oh, why do these people have to eat all the time? So something like that could be, you know, a subscription to like the green chef or some kind of prepared meals, or even like a Uber Eats or a DoorDash gift card for those, what are we gonna eat emergencies? I think all of that, I mean, just putting yourself in the mind of all the things, if you're a caregiver listening, like what you wish you had and what would have been helpful for you, having someone mow the lawn, like, or I'm gonna do your laundry this week. Like there's a lot of things too that even if you don't have a budget, like just showing up for someone else and doing something, taking something off of their plate would be amazing. Yeah, you could offer to help put up decorations for the holidays or you could offer to help do some deep spring cleaning, which the only reason that's coming to mind today is my golden retriever goes to the dog park regularly and the dog park has its own lake.
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"Has died. His consulting firm says Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut. He was 100. Brennan looks back. Kissinger eased relations with the Soviet Union and led secret talks to reopen relations with China after a two -decade -long estrangement. In an interview with 60 Minutes, Kissinger was asked what it was like to work with the most powerful man in the world. When you are in this job, you are much more conscious of the problems that have to be solved than of the power you do exercise. Kissinger also spearheaded highly controversial policies, including the brutal bombing of of Cambodia, yet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for helping to extricate the U .S. from the Vietnam War. The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is scheduled to end early Thursday and talks are underway in an attempt to extend it. This after Hamas released 16 hostages today including an American and Israel freed 30 Palestinian prisoners. CBS's Lillia Luciano has the latest from Tel Aviv. We don't know if the ceasefire is extended, who would be who would take part in that that next exchanger that next release of hostages it could be anywhere there women are still and children, but if within those negotiations to extend the ceasefire something changes it could expand to include men it could include soldiers. A U .S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission killing at least one of the eight crew members. More from CBS's Elizabeth Palmer in Japan. U .S. military and Japanese Coast Guard continue to comb that crash site meanwhile the governor of Okinawa the island where the main U .S. military base is here in Japan has said he's to going ask the U .S. military to suspend all Osprey flights. And a senior Japanese Defense Ministry official has told a parliamentary hearing that Japan plans to suspend its own Osprey flights for the time being. That according the to Kyoto News Agency. The CDC says we're living longer CBS's Alexander Tin with more. New CDC report estimates that life expectancy climbed last year to 77 .5 years. That marks the first uptick in American life expectancy estimates since before the COVID -19 pandemic. Darryl Hall has filed a court declaration that accuses his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the ultimate partnership betrayal by planning to sell his share of the Hall and Oates duo's joint without venture the other's permission. Oates says Hall has been trying to stand alone outside of the group for years. This is CBS News. you. Make With the Indeed's hiring process end -to -end work hiring for solution, you can attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Start at indeed .com slash credit. 1003 on WTOP on this Wednesday evening, number 29th, 2023 Gaithersburg at 35. Some parts of our area moving down to 20. Mhm. Mhm. Good evening. I'm Dimitri Sotis the with top stories that we're following this hour. Just a reminder about our top story. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died. That's according to his consulting firm. He was 100 years old. Kissinger, a man who dominated foreign policy as the United States broke away from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China. He exerted uncommon influence on global affairs under both Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, highly controversial for some of his tactics, the source of demonstrations over the years, and in more recent years an easing of that kind of thinking in a reexamination of his legacy, but controversial right to the end. He also consulted very many presidents including Donald Trump and Barack Obama most recently. Stay with us here on WTOP as we will continue to have special reports and analysis on life and legacy of Henry Kissinger. Locally now in Washington, rising crime in DC was the focus of the city council hearing tonight. The council has been considering Mayor Muriel Bowser's anti -crime bill called Act Now. It give would police more tools to fight crime and prosecute criminals. Residents from every corner of the city lined up to share what they think. Let's hear some of that from WTOP's Kate Ryan. I always think to myself how valuable is my life. More than 80 people signed up to testify on a crime bill that would make organized retail theft a felony, make wearing a mask or commit a crime illegal, create drug -free zones and limit loitering as well as roll back some police reforms. Our residents daily are faced with a gauntlet of dealers. You're not looking at either hanging out on corners. We've lost business due to our customers feeling unsafe within the city. These bills will not your address fees and do not address public safety. Of those who are thinking of leaving the district, half say it's because they are worried about crime. The Act Now bill was introduced by Mayor Muriel Bowser last month and got a hearing before the DC Council Public Safety Committee. Kate Ryan, WTOP News. As the DC Council discussed the proposal, we learned of another armed carjacking on 12th Street Northeast this afternoon. It turns out the victim was FBI an agent. It happened at about 3 .45 p .m. when two suspects took that agent's car at gunpoint. car was The found abandoned on 15th Street Southeast less than half an hour later. At last report nobody was hurt, their carjackings in DC have nearly doubled in the past year. Recent victims include Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar a and diplomat from the United Arab Emirates. The man who was pulled from his car after a crash in Montgomery County last night is being identified as 20 -year -old Orlando Satz Jr. He had been shot and crashed into a parked car. Satz was driving a Toyota Corolla when it slammed into that vehicle on Spruill Drive near Connecticut Avenue. Neighbors rushed to help Satz after hearing the crash. Police say he was suffering from a gunshot wound and they're working to determine the exact cause of his death. A $10 ,000 reward is now out if you have information that would lead to an arrest in this case. 1006. After being blown over in gusty winds earlier in the week, the National Park Service has rided the National Christmas Tree. Final preparations are underway for the official lighting tomorrow in the late afternoon and early evening, starting at 5. WTOP's Dick Juliano reports from near the White House. With the 40 -foot Norway cruise back in place, performers took the stage for a pre -show rehearsal for Thursday's official Christmas tree lighting ceremony here on the ellipse. The National Park Service has the trees been reinforced with show. WTOP's Dick Juliano reports from near the White WTOP's House. Dick Juliano reports lighting always involves numerous traffic and parking restrictions in the area of the White House, from Pennsylvania Avenue south to Independence Avenue. On the ellipse, Dick Juliano, WTOP News. Now 10 -07 on WTOP.
A highlight from Mindful Gifting for Caregivers and Dementia Navigators
"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. If you're looking for additional advice, be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter. It's brief, gives you great advice, you can read it in less than five minutes, and you know where to find the link. It's in the website, on the show notes. We're working on subscriber -only information and specials, so you're not going to want to miss out. When I learned that despite eating as healthy as possible, we can still have undernourished brains, I was frustrated. Learning about neuro reserves, Relev8, and how it's formulated to fix this problem convinced me to give them a try. Now I know many of you are skeptical, as was I. However, I know it's working because of one simple change. My sweet tooth is gone. I didn't expect that, and it's not something other users have commented on, but here's some truth. My brain always wanted something sweet. Now fruit usually did the trick, but not always. One bad night's sleep would fire up my sugar cravings so much they were almost impossible to ignore. You ever have your brain screaming for a donut? Well, for me, those days are gone. I believe in my results so much that I'm passing on my 15 % discount to you. Try it for two or three months and see if you have a miraculous sweet tooth cure, or maybe just better focus and clarity. It's definitely worth a try. Now on with our show. Hello, hello, you guys are gonna love today because we're talking about gifts and gift giving for people with dementia. And it's a perfect day to discuss that because today is my daughter's birthday. So I would wish her a happy birthday, but she's not a listener. So what I will do is thank Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast for coming on and sharing her gift guide and her knowledge. So thanks for joining us today, Elizabeth. Thank you for having me, I'm excited to be here. Awesome, I know we haven't done one together. I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places.
Fresh "Elizabeth" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm 7 News meteorologist Jordan Evans in the First Alert Weather Center. Lots of sunshine in the area 37 degrees now in Frederick Maryland. Manassas checking in at 39 38 at DC's Metro Center. Time for money news on WTOP 10 and 40 past the hour brought to you by PenFed. Great rates for everyone at 140 Jeff Claybaugh. More signs interest rates are coming down even as the Fed holds. The yield on a 10 -year Treasury is now below 4 .3 percent. 428 just a month ago it hit five percent the highest since 2007. 10 -year rates affect everything from car loans to mortgages and lines of credit. The Washington Post wants to cut 240 jobs both union and non -union through voluntary buyouts. Just 120 have said yes leaving it two weeks until its voluntary buyout deadline. The Washington Post has told employees if it misses the target it will implement voluntary layoffs. Uber now lets DC taxi drivers sign up to respond to Uber ride requests. New York and LA too. Now Uber is making the peace offering in one of its most contentious markets letting London's famous black cab drivers do it. was That up 121 points. The S &P 500 index is up 11. The Nasdaq's up 20 points. Jeff Kleebel, WTOP News. Thanks Jeff, 142. Life expectancy is up in the US. That's according to new figures from the CDC but it's not as much as health leaders would hope. The average American lives to be 77 .5 years old and women live longer than men on average says Elizabeth Arias with the National Center for Health Statistics. It is 74 .8 for males and 80 .2 for females. She says decreasing mortality from COVID -19 was the key factor driving life expectancy up for both men and women and across racial and ethnic groups. However, she says the US has been falling behind on life expectancy for decades and that the challenges to recover years of life loss run deeper than pandemic. the Sabrina Cupid for CBS News Atlanta. A man from India has been charged with murder for hire for an assassination attempt in New York City on a US citizen originally from India. The charges against Nikhil Gupta were unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. The US attorney for the Southern District says Gupta tried to hire someone to assassinate Sikh separatist leader Gurpat Singh Panoon here on US soil. He advocates for an independent state within India and is considered a terrorist by the government there. The DEA says it foiled the plot when a foreign government recruited employee an international narcotics trafficker to commit murder in the US. India is investigating after US authorities questioned what it knew in advance. Julie Walker, New York. Coming up on WTOP. Want free tickets to see some of your favorite bands all next year? find Just your holiday generosity. I'm Luke Luker. 143. For Mervis Diamond Importers, this is Ronny Mervis. I'm inviting you to a holiday trunk show this weekend. Admire spectacular jewelry at specially reduced prices, but for three days only. Don't miss out. Meet 12 international jewelry designers with their full collections. dimensions. It's your chance to try on all the latest diamond rings and wedding bands, ear studs and jewelry as direct the only diamond importer in DC. Mervis drives the savings to you. Our world
A highlight from BREAKING: Bitcoin Spot ETF to be Approved Friday!? | EP 866
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, you're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution covered breaking news, culture, and medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Today is November 13th, 2023. I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Breaking news, it seems like the deadline for whether or not the spot Bitcoin ETF will be approved in 2023 is going to be November 17th. It's coming up. It's coming up in a couple of days. What are they going to say? Are they going to approve it? Are they not going to approve it? I definitely think it's going to be one of those things where it's like pump up on the news and then giant sell off, you know, because that's what always happens if you've been in the space for a while. But it's it's absolutely bonkers that we've we've gotten to this point. Now, we've talked a lot about what the downsides and what the upsides of of a Bitcoin spot of a spot Bitcoin ETF are going to be. Obviously, a lot more liquidity going into the market. I definitely believe it will make number go up. But like Caitlin Long said when she came on Simply Bitcoin IRL and Lawrence Lippard, you know, it also risks for for rehypothecation of Bitcoin in the selling of paper Bitcoin. Now, obviously, I don't think it's going to be as easy to do than how they did that in the gold market due to gold's physical characteristics and due to Bitcoin's unique ability of being able to be transported and custody very easily, you know, for pennies on the dollar, you could send it anywhere around the world. You could take self custody of Bitcoin, millions, billions, theoretically trillions of dollars by writing down 12 words, 24 words, not to mention, you know, using multisig if you want to beef up your security setup. So actual the ability for you to take custody of it very quickly and very efficiently, I think is going to protect it from what they did to gold. But that's not to say that they're not going to try. Like I think the long term play here based on the FinCEN, you know, what's going on with FinCEN, which we're going to talk about tomorrow, how they're demonizing mixing services. But the things are so broad that it's like a single use address counts as of some type of mixing. And then the words are what I would call the Freudian slip from Elizabeth Warren, basically finally saying the quiet part out loud because Bitcoin exposes all incentives after all, finally admitting that, you know, self custody is some type of this highly sophisticated way of money laundering, of skirting regulations. Right. Like and of course, they're planting the seed. That's why they come up with these words, unhosted wallet, you know, custody wallet, non custodial wallet. Right. They're trying to plant the seeds in the uninformed populace that somehow self custody is dangerous. Well, the reason they're doing that is because self custody is the revolution. And if enough people take self custody will win and there's nothing they can do about it. So it's pretty crazy that the that the date to come is on Friday. But again, all of this would be rumors. All of this would be a big nothing burger. But actually, the CEO of Grayscale, which is one of those companies they hold up, not only do they hold an F ton of Bitcoin, but it's also one of those companies that have applied to file a spot Bitcoin ETF, has been hinting at some things on Twitter. He tweeted it out very, very early this morning before right before eight a .m. Eastern Time. So, I mean, it looks like. There could be a potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF on Friday. And if it was one, it wouldn't just be just one approved. There'd be multiple spot Bitcoin ETFs approved. Right. So that's what's going on right now. That's the breaking news. We're going to cover it like always. We're going to analyze it. We're going to show you guys all the details. We're going to make the case like we always do. Anyways, no more delay. I want to bring up my legendary co -host, always optimistic, already smiling, giant smile. The chat's on point. The chat is losing their mind today. It's totally irrelevant to the conversation. Don't go look in the chat. It's probably inappropriate for you guys at work. But yeah, chat's undefeated over here. They're cracking me up. Anyways, yeah, Nico, what a crazy weekend. And it really just goes to show what we've been talking about on the show for months now that we are in the then they fight you stage. This is the separation of money and state and things are getting frothy, not only the price, but everything going on around Bitcoin is starting to become a point of contention. I think we've been talking about this all year, that the stance on Bitcoin from any quote unquote authority figure is the defining conversation right now. Of course, this was all going on behind the scenes and now it's becoming public and it's all happening publicly. And this is why I think there is so much uproar about it all, because now finally, everything from behind the scenes is being made public and being brought to light. So I think it's more important than ever to do what we always tell you guys to make sure that your Bitcoin is in cold storage, that you don't have Bitcoin on exchanges, that you are huddling them Bitcoin because we know that they don't want us to be in the escape route. We've said it before. You know, they don't want an exit route. And Bitcoin is that exit route. And we've been telling you guys constantly the on and off ramps are the chokeholds, like we've known this for a while and now it's heating up. So hopefully we can move forward. Hopefully there will be pushback. And as an individual, if you're on the Bitcoin standard, the Bitcoin circular economy already, what's this mean to you? Just some roller coaster rides and part of the Bitcoin fund. So we'll get a wine. All right. I'm getting trolled. I'm getting trolled. Go. That's another thing to kind of bring up. And we'll bring up the latest development on the FinCEN and stuff that happened over the weekend. We'll cover that on tomorrow's episode. But one thing's for sure, guys, we say this in the beginning of the show. It is our motto. We'll be your guide to the separation of money and state. We are definitely entering the Then They Fight You stage. That's for sure. You have to take action. Get involved. Don't be just a bystander looking at what's happening. Get involved. And unfortunately, I think over the long term, I do agree with the theory from the book The Sovereign Individual, where information technologies and the ability for individuals to opt out, opt into whatever money they choose to use is going to make politics irrelevant over the long term. I completely agree with that. But what worries me and what keeps me up at night is the transitional period. And during the transitional period, I do think that politics are somewhat important. I do think that they can make life very, very difficult for you if you are holding Bitcoin and you live in a certain jurisdiction. So unless you want to keep moving from place to place, to place and place, it's important that you get involved, right? Whether that is making memes, commenting, making videos, just highlighting the lies and the misrepresentations, like what happened with Elizabeth Warren in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago. The more attention we call to that, the better we position ourselves, right? And the key is to win over the adoption race. We have to orange pill as many people as humanly possible, as quickly as possible, so that there's enough people holding Bitcoin in the US that if any politician tries to recommend anti -Bitcoin legislation, it becomes unpassable. And then the example that I would give to this would be the gun lobby, right? Any time you tried to pass a gun law in the United States, because so many people own guns, it just becomes impossible to pass, right? Hopefully we get to that much Bitcoin adoption in the United States very quickly, that any type of Elizabeth Warren type of regulation, any type of maneuvering and scheming just gets shut down just because it's so unpopular with everybody. But we're not we're not quite there yet. Bitcoin right now is still in the shadows. Like that's the reality. Like people know about Bitcoin. People know about crypto. They know about these things. They still think crypto and Bitcoin are the same thing. But it really comes down to us to really educate the masses. And I'm not talking about just me and Opti. I'm talking about everyone in the chat. Take it upon yourself. Take agency, take action. Orange pill as many people around you. Right. This is all about the individual pushing this forward. That's how we win. We win over the hearts and minds of people. It's not left versus right. That's the divide and conquer strategy. It's really the party of orange, party of peace, Bitcoin, opportunity, prosperity, versus a party of green, which is a party which is the future they want us living in, which is a party of central bank digital currencies, nihilism, slavery, confiscation, all of that bad stuff. So you got to decide what future do you want your children to be living in? I want my children to be living in a Bitcoin future. Well, we got to stand up and stand up for your right. Anyways, everybody, let's let's move on to the numbers. Yeah, I know, right. It's a good line. It's a good line. All right, everybody, let's move on to the numbers. We got a lot to talk about. Let's check it out.
Fresh update on "elizabeth" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Inflation wall street is higher the dow up 46 points it's 12 noon this is CBS News on the hour presented by indeed .com I'm Steve Kathan an expulsion vote is now set for tomorrow for embattled and indicted New York Republican George House Speaker Mike Johnson assessing possible GOP support we've not whipped the vote and we wouldn't I trust that people will make that decision thoughtfully and in good faith he says he has reservations about doing it concerned about a being precedent set Santos was condemned in an ethics report and said he to release more hostages on this the final day of an extended Gaza truce this man's 75 year old mother among those freed yesterday it was a very very long night of just holding hands sitting with all the kids and the grandkids and reconnecting on a similar level there are talks in an effort to extend the temporary ceasefire further US officials say eight people were aboard the military's Osprey aircraft that crashed off the coast of Japan CBS's Elizabeth Palmer in Tokyo so far we know only that at least one body has been recovered a witness did tell Japanese media that they saw the plane's left engine on fire as it came down a new analysis indicates electric vehicle owners are reporting more problems than those who own gas -powered vehicles these have seventy nine percent more problems according to the Consumer Reports reliability study no surprise their from chief of auto testing Jake Fisher he says car companies have had a century to perfect internal combustion technology if the new stuff that's the problem and right now we're seeing an entire automotive industry in transition Lexus and Toyota were the top brands for reliability with Asian brands outperforming European and American brands Jeff Gilbert CBS News Detroit correspondent Jim Chrisula reports on a legal challenge to a controversial law in the nation's heartland several families are suing to stop Iowa's new law that bends books from school libraries forbids teachers from raising LGBTQ plus issues and forces educators in some cases to out the gender identity of students to their parents Carlson is one of the plaintiffs. Removing books that discuss queer topics of people from schools tells our queer students that they do not belong. They are shameful. I am not shameful. The law was passed earlier this year by the Republican -led Iowa legislature and enacted this fall in Plains, Georgia. I'm going to pray and open up the invocation and then we're going to celebrate her life. Amen. Private funeral and burial for Rosalynn Carter going on today. Checking Wall Street, the Dow is up 45 points, NASDAQ up is 12 points and the S &P 500 up six and a half points. We'll be right back. Make the hiring process work for you. With Indeed's end -to -end hiring solution, you can attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Start at Indeed .com slash credit. 1203 on WTOP on a cold Wednesday, November 29, 34 degrees now as we head to the low 40s. Good
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/10/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Camelot, Camelot, I know it sounds a bit bizarre. Sounds a bit bizarre. Let's guess the birthday, Mr. Mike. Bizarre. Bizarre is the word of the year. Richard Burton, born this date 1925. You know how old he was when he died? He was a young guy, right? 58. Now proving that alcohol is not a preservative. Actually, that wasn't really what got him. He had a lot of health things. I'm not sure the alcohol helped. No, it probably did not. And you know what I watched the other day? You ever do cable laps, dish laps, and you just land on something and you go, oh, this will be worth five minutes, and an hour and a half later, you're still there? The that spectacle was Cleopatra. I mean, the very beginning sort of of their relationship, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. I don't know if the movie is that good in terms of, it looks kind of primitive in the early 60s special effects, but it was amazing for its day. And it was just incredible to watch their interplay. And so happy birthday there for Richard Burton, born this date 25. Keeping it in the show business realm and musicals, I saw last night online, a group of Broadway performers got together in tribute to the children who've been kidnapped and are held hostage in Gaza. And they performed Bring Him Home from the musical Les Miserables. And it's a beautiful ballad. And they changed the lyric to bring them home. Oh my gosh, Mike. And Mark, it's beautiful. I mean, it is absolutely magnificent. And you know, and it's, I brought a tear to my eye. I'm going to play it on the show today. I hope everybody will look it up because it's really a good moment. And here's the moment that I love. And now you're going to get, you're going to lose your mind because one of the most toxic, vicious, lefty entertainers on the planet is one of the performers. That would be Debra Messing from Will and Grace. Oh sure, the red haired lady. Yep. And boy, she just despises Trump and conservatives and everything else. This is a time of strange bedfellows and odd allegiances where a lot of hard, hard lefties realized that the antisemitism of note today is on their side. Let me let you finish though. But it's one of those triangulation moments. No, but that's my point. You made my point for me beautifully, better than I ever could. That's what I like about moments of unity, even in a time of darkness. And I mean, boy, we are in such a dark time right now. And what's so difficult is how people are delusional and not being able to see good versus evil and right versus wrong. And so you're right when there's a moment like this where people can get, and the person who retweeted the musical tribute that I saw an ex last night was Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond. She's a conservative, she's not a lefty. And so, and she did a big shout out to these Broadway performers for this beautiful moment. Listen, it was put together by Seth Rudetsky. He's like a sassy Broadway guy who I've listened to for years on satellite radio. And believe me, he's no conservative. They hate Republicans, but you're so right. This isn't about that. And I'm just praying for some clarity, for some wisdom. I saw Hillary Clinton yesterday on The View.
Fresh update on "elizabeth" discussed on The Hair Radio Show with Kerry Hines
"Miss Ertha Watts Hicks. Okay, the author, and so many other things to provide, so of course you have just so many things going on. And you guys, you were on the show with Gossip Maven, Flo Anthony, one of my favorite folks in the whole white world. You know what, Ertha, I gotta start with this. I didn't get a chance to tell you guys. The real story behind us is that Flo, her magazine, I was there about 20-something years ago when she started one of her publications, and they gave me my first job in media. So not Flo, but her publisher. I'm sorry, her editor at large. So I was very, very grateful, and I never forgot that it was because of Flo, and by extension, I was able to get off to a great start. So just wanted to touch on that, especially since you were on the show last week. So let's talk a little bit about this. First, we gotta talk about these wonderful books and being an amazing author. Let's catch everybody up a little bit. Ertha, tell a little bit about yourself. Well, thank you so much. Thank you so much, Kerry. I'm Ertha Watts Hicks. I'm a member of the Harlem Writers Guild. I'm also Executive Editor at Harlem World Magazine, and I'm a PR writer and affiliate for blackpr.com as well. I've been writing, closing in on 23 years now, and my first novel, debut novel, was Love Changes, which won an award from the NAACP. It won the 2013 Literary Game Changer Award in the fiction category, and it's a love story that's set in the South Bronx and Harlem and Midtown Manhattan, and it turns into a strange love triangle featuring a young lady with a baby torn between the father of her baby and her male best friend, and it's infused with comedy, poetry, music, and it was endorsed by Nikki Giovanni herself, so I'm pretty proud of my novel. It took me 10 years, 10-plus years to write and publish, and then I quoted song lyrics from 18 music publishers, and that process took four years. We've got a lot to chat about, really, because first of all, just to, I mean, it looks absolutely beautiful what you've done, and being a writer is not easy. So what advice do you give folks who are trying to get started along that kind of a journey? Okay, well, when you're trying to get started, learn the craft and find your tribe. So with me, I started by going to the public library and taking out every book I could find on writing, how to write, the art of fiction, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Clemens, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, Right Away by Elizabeth George, so every book I could possibly find on the craft of writing, I read that book, and my goal was to try to just finish this novel myself in three months, and that was like a lofty goal because it didn't happen, and once I realized, okay, I cannot do this by myself, that's when I started sharing the pages that I was writing because I had accumulated a lot of pages, but it was not a novel. So when I shared it to a neighbor, she just so happened to be a published author who just so happened to refer me to my community, my first community, which was the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, and being a stay-at-home mom with small children, what I did was I took one workshop a year in the summertime, and I started with novel one, and then novel two, and then poetry one and poetry two, and there is where I encountered some very special writers, one being Valerie Wilson Wesley, and I was like a fangirl of Valerie's, as in I would go for eight weeks with a bag full of her hardcovers. I wanted to ask her to autograph them, and I was always too shy, so I would carry them in and walk away with them unsigned, but Valerie, she eventually, when I did publish my book, she endorsed it as well. Now, Ertha, I have got to say, first of all, I'm so impressed. We are just loving, just eating all of this up, really, on the broadcast today. So what's next for you, Ertha? Tell us. Okay, well, what's next is, well, my planner series, which I'm really, really proud of. It's called Planner is a Girl's Best Friend, and I began the planner series because I started college at 16 years old, and I had a Regents scholarship, but it didn't really fully cover my tuition, so I started working full-time at a bank and working full-time, going to school full-time. I needed a planner to keep track of my classes and my work schedule and my commitments to student government. Now, Ertha, let me just have you give everybody, we'll wrap up, just give everybody some kind of social media, some website, some kind of way they can connect with you and your amazing books. Okay. All right, so I'm all over social media at Ertha Tone, so Ertha Tone is a color. I'm Ertha, so it's Ertha Tone, E-A-R-T-H-A-T-O-N-E, and that's on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn. It's everywhere. And my website is a planner is a girl's best friend dot com.
A highlight from Michael Saylor: Mainstream Bitcoin Awareness is EXPLODING | EP 865
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up forevermore. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution, color -breaking news, culture, medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Anyways, Michael Saylor is just, he's just taking it all in. He's having a victory, victory dance right now. He's up on his Bitcoin investment. I saw a tweet the other day, did you guys know that every thousand dollars Bitcoin goes up in price? The Michael Saylor's Bitcoin investment goes up like 158 million dollars. It's just some like absurd amount like that. So yes, Michael Saylor is vindicated and more importantly, we're going to play you guys a clip today where he's making the case that we've been making for this last week, really for the last couple of weeks, that Bitcoin awareness is going mainstream. You're seeing that. You're seeing that when Natalie Burnell, we played you guys the clip on yesterday's episode, where she went on Fox Business and she's literally saying how Bitcoin is the money of peace and fiat is the money of war, how Bitcoin gives the opportunity to the younger generations and millennials and the Gen Z -ers and she's saying this on legacy mainstream media, right? So yeah, I completely agree with with Saylor, Bitcoin is going mainstream. It is the legal tender of a nation state, of a country. And I think that in the next cycle, there's going to be so many public companies, there's going to be so many countries, they're going to be looking at what Michael Saylor is doing and looking at what Naeem Bukhale is doing and just come to the inevitable conclusion that, OK, the Bitcoin strategy is obviously superior. It's obviously the way to go, right? So anyways, very, very exciting times. We are ending the week with a bullish episode, but in the montage as well, I added some other things because I can't just be full, you know, bulltard all the time. We are going to talk about CBDCs and digital IDs that they're planning to roll out in Europe and all over the world. Make no mistake. And you're seeing the attacks by governments, you know, the CyUp attack by Elizabeth Warren and co -intermedia allies to try to shove down the throats of Americans, these crazy, insane proposals by the FinCEN that would basically make it like look down upon for you to use a single use Bitcoin wallet address, which is like by default, that's how they work. Right. So like, obviously, you can make the case that there was more sinister intentions when they made these crazy proposals, right? So anyways, you don't call it the separation of money and state for no reason. That's exactly what we're living through, ladies and gentlemen. And the way that you protect yourself through all this chaos, all this madness, the great disintermediation is by taking self -custody of your Bitcoin. Anyways, everybody, no more delay. I want to bring up my legendary co -host. He is optimistic today. He must have spent the night with Chrissy. How are you doing? No, I did not stop spreading fake news, Niko. I'm doing well, man. It's Friday. It's Friday. What's up, everyone? Hope you guys are going to have a good weekend. And then I have to I have to off the rip combat something you said, Niko, I stay bulltarded, always stay bulltarded. This is the way. Always stay bullish. But of course, be conservative and make sure people don't get wrecked out there. That's that's always some good wisdom. And before we go on, guys, we apologize for starting a little bit late. I see some people complaining, you know, we had to take care of some business, had to deal with some technical issues to get our guests on point today. Like, hey, we do our best to make sure we're on time. So forgive us, guys. We don't do it often. I get it. You know, we will respect your time. We love you guys. It is what it is. Sometimes we're a little late, you know. Hey, we love you. We love you. But there's things that happen that are outside of our control. Anyways, on that note, let's bring in our guests. Shouts out to Tony Miltenberger, a Bitcoiner. And I think he's going to drop some wisdom on us about connecting the dots and inflation today in the culture. So I'm excited for this one. You know, we love to spread that wisdom and try to get our minds right when we have these conversations with our Normie friends and family and everyone out there that tells us we're wrong. Anyways, Tony, how are you doing this morning? Very good. Thank you very much for having me on the show and happy Veterans Day. Let's go. So it's and it's Friday, so let's make it a good one. Absolutely. It is Friday. It is Friday after all for 100 percent. We have made it through the week. Let's finish it. Let's finish it off very, very strong. All right, everybody, no more delay. Let's jump straight into the numbers.
A highlight from ROLLUP: The Bull Market is On | Ethereum ETF | Near Layer2
"Bankless Nation, it is the second Friday of November. David, tell them what time it is. Oh, it's bull market time, Ryan. It's a bull market. It's a bull market. It's also, what's up? This is a special edition of the weekly roll up. And you told me not to ruin this title, this theme for you. So I'm not going to do it. Go, you say it. It's the, we are so back edition of the Friday bankless weekly roll up where we cover all the weekly news in crypto, especially focusing on the markets this week because God candles are happening. Coins are moving. We're getting the double digit price movements. Markets are alive. And NFTs are no exception to that. Everything is up. Every single listener of this podcast has more money today than they had last week. So congratulations. Pat yourself on the back. I declare that we made it. We made it through the pair. We made it. The bear's over. You're saying it? It's official now? It's official. All right. Well, so everybody is up on the week, except for those, those few Fiat Maximists. Except for the short sellers who are idiots. Do you think any Fiat Maximus and short sellers listen to bankless? How dare they? Just hate listens. Hate views, hate listens. Guys, in addition to the markets though, we've got a few other questions that we're asking. I'm going to rattle them off. Did BlackRock just file for a new spot? Eth ETF is near moving to Ethereum. Did Elizabeth Warren apologize for lying about crypto? I bet you can guess that last one. There's so many questions today. There's a lot of excitement going into the episode. David, before we get in, want to shout out our friends and sponsors over at Linea. They are inviting the bankless nation to go on a voyage. This is a DeFi voyage, a crypto voyage, because they have a new ZK EVM that you absolutely have to check out if you want to pioneer the frontier. David, tell them about Linea and what is the voyage? The voyage is six weeks of 10 ways of activity, 10 core tasks, some optional bonus tasks as well, with over 60 DeFi apps all to engage with. Why would you engage with them? Well, you know the points mechanism. FriendTech did this. They're giving out points. Linea XP, Voyage XP, is like a game, non -transferable ERC20 token that you accrue for going on the Linea voyage. So there is a link in the show notes to explore what is a new ZK EVM layer two on the scene. So you can collect some Linea XP by doing the Linea voyage. There's a link in the show notes. I think this is where we're going to spend the bull market, David, is on roll -ups and layer twos because Ethereum gas fees are going up, my friends. Oh, they are not low. We got to migrate. We got to migrate, but let's talk about the markets. All right, these charts look so beautiful today. This is the Kraken Bitcoin chart from Kraken Pro. And look at this candle up, this big green candle, followed by a candle down a little bit, but I'm still happy because it's still up. Tell me about this candle, what's going on? What's the price on the week? Yeah, Bitcoin started the week at 34 ,600, trying desperately to get its head back above 35 ,000 and not fall resistance to that, not fall back down. And then it just like blasted through right before we started recording, touched ,000 $38 going from right below $35 ,000 where it's been all week to $38 ,000. It is now at the time of recording at 36 ,500. So coming back a little bit, but 36 ,500 is real nice. Really, really nice. It's really nice. And this is the highest Bitcoin has been. I mean, I'm just scrolling out on the Kraken chart here. Like 24 months, how long has it been? I got to keep scrolling. It's been a very long time. You can't keep scrolling because your candles are one hour candles. So if you go up to the top one day, yeah, this is how you use Kraken charts. How I trade. Okay, yeah. Here we go. So look at the line, see where it intersects. May of 2022. Okay, so we killed the FTX liquidation. Bitcoin replaced that pretty early, in early 2023. And then halfway through 2023, we erased the three arrows capital liquidation. So three arrows capital is now in a distant memory. Those are no longer relevant parts of the market. And we are in process of finalizing the removal of the Terra Luna dump, which happened in May of 2022. We're almost there. I think if we just get maybe up to back, if we hold $38 ,000, Terra Luna is in the rear view mirror. It's also the season where you're starting to get, you're gonna start to get text messages from your friends and family. You have? My very dormant crypto chat that was dominant throughout 2020 and 2021 is now like, oh, we're back, baby.
A highlight from Why MrBeast NEEDS to Adopt Bitcoin | EP 864
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yeah, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live. We're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolutionary, groundbreaking news, culture, and matter of warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Today, we're going to talk about the most famous and most successful YouTuber on the face of the planet, MrBeast. And I know what a lot of you guys are thinking. This Bitcoin show, what are we like? Why are we talking about that? Well, we talk a lot about the concept of breaking the Bitcoin echo chamber. Bitcoin content creators and just Bitcoiners in general, we talk a lot about Bitcoin because we love it and we understand how it's going to fundamentally change the world. But what happens more often than not is that we're preaching the gospel to other Bitcoiners. Our challenge is to break through, break through that so -called echo chamber so that the ethos, the ideas of Bitcoin start to seep into mainstream consciousness. We win over the culture. We win over the information war. Our challenge is how do we get Bitcoin culture into the mainstream? That's our battle over the next five, ten years. Corey Clipston, CEO, founder of Swan, wrote the race to avoid the war. It is vital for us to orange pill as many people as humanly possible before the inevitable clash happens between the nation state governments and Bitcoin. You're seeing that with Elizabeth Warren. We have a thread today about the European Union. They're so happy. They announced the rollout of the digital ID that's going to be paired with a digital wallet. Remember how they said that that was a conspiracy theory for so long? That's coming. You have Christine Lagarde, head of the European Central Bank, basically getting all giddy talking about the introduction of the European Central Bank digital currency. You have the Fed now that's being rolled out here in the United States. They just sued Bitcoin magazine for making fun of them, right? So it might seem like it's a big nothing burger. It might seem like noise. But the reality is that as Bitcoiners, we have to break this Bitcoin echo chamber because the reality is that our opponents, right, central banks, fiat money, really, they don't really have the truth on their side. Like if people had all the facts and they're like, OK, you're completely informed. You get to choose between one and the other. Ninety nine point nine nine nine percent of people would pick Bitcoin. Obviously, it's deflationary and it's censorship resistant. Governments are always going to want to censor and they're always going to want to inflate because that's how they pay for themselves. So when we talk about Joe Rogan, we talk about Russell Brand, we talk about Mr. Beast, even though it might not seem Bitcoin related, it's really, really important that these people use their platform because it's a lot of normies, a lot of people that are not necessarily into Bitcoin. And they use their platform to talk about Bitcoin. You've seen Tim Pool do this. You've seen Joe Rogan do this all in a positive light, of course. I'm not sure if Russell Brand has mentioned Bitcoin. And this has all happened because the likes of Max Keiser have done the rounds on these shows. And Max Keiser was telling people to buy Bitcoin since 2013. And they heard this and they chose not to listen. And then the number go up, does its thing. Right. And eventually number go up. You know, it's a very harsh teacher. And then people are just like, you know what? Max was pretty right about this Bitcoin stuff. And then they see what's going on with the government money. And they're like, OK, this is crazy. Now, we did have confirmation that Mr. Beast did mention that he owned one point five million dollars with the Bitcoin on Logan Paul show. So he does have Bitcoin. I don't think he takes it very seriously. But what I wanted to cover today is this legacy media hit piece on Mr. Beast, basically criticizing him for him making a video where he. Made wells and he supplied water, clean drinking water to five hundred thousand people in Africa.
A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from One Step Closer to Banning Bitcoin Self-Custody | EP 862
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yeah welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Make no mistake, that's exactly what we are living through these days. Pretty, pretty crazy news. Gemini officially announced that they're going to block Bitcoin transfers to and from non -approved exchanges. This is huge news and of course they're following the recommendations by the FATF, the so -called travel rule. This is something that we've been covering for a couple years now because they've been trying to roll it out for a couple of years. And we've been making the case for a couple of years that they were going to use these regulations in order to clamp down on people's ability to take self -custody of their Bitcoin. They're going after the escape valve essentially. Elizabeth Warren last week, because again if you see the news by itself without connecting the dots it's a big nothing burger. But if you connect it to the other news then it starts to paint a bigger picture. Elizabeth Warren was on record testifying in the banking senate committee. She literally said the quiet part out loud. She said that crypto users were using even more sophisticated methods of circumventing sanctions by using technologies such as self -custody. And I'm paraphrasing but that's essentially what she's saying. And she's criminalizing it. She's criminalizing this idea that if the government doesn't have the ability to freeze your money at the flick of a switch, it's a danger to society somehow. Right? The reason that they were able to confiscate Americans gold in the 1930s, the infamous 6102 order, was because of the centralization of gold. Right? You had a large amount of gold, more than likely you custody it in a bank. But what happens when millions upon millions of individuals are taking self -custody of their wealth? It becomes a lot harder for the government to confiscate on a massive scale. And I think that is what this fundamentally comes down to. I think they're using money laundering as a straw man. I think they're using terrorism as a straw man. I think they're using drugs as a straw man. But in reality what they truly want is they want to take away the escape valve. While they continue with the reckless monetary policy that is impoverishing everybody, specifically if you're under the age of 35, their own fiat propaganda is literally telling you you will own nothing and be happy. They don't want you having an escape valve. It's as pure and simple as that. And if you don't believe me, look at their reaction to El Salvador making Bitcoin legal tender. Look at their reaction to the candidate Javier Melí, which by the way is up in the polls. Don't get your expectations up, but I did want to say that.
A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER CALLED OUT FOR CRYPTO FAILURES!!
"The SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts, you don't say? And SEC Commissioner Mark Ueda is calling out the agency on their lack of rules and regulations around the crypto industry. Also the UK has released their staple coin regulation ban, and a bunch of NFT goers at the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT convention went blind? Let's break it down. Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. Well folks, we've got a report here from Jeff Roberts, who is a crypto editor at Fortune magazine. He said the SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts because of a rule they must sell all their crypto. He said, would make more sense to allow staff to hold a modest amount. This would also make them better at their job. So the SEC unbelievably is saying you have to sell all your crypto, right? It's not that they have to sell all their crypto, they should obviously have to disclose it and they should understand the technology and be able to use it and test it out. But of course we're dealing with scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, who's making up all kinds of buddies can come in and take over. Matt Hogan of Bitwise, who I've had on the podcast quite often, he weighed in on the matter. He said, an obvious but unspoken implication of this is that the SEC will be staffed by people who dislike crypto. The only people with crypto expertise and a willingness to divest 100 % of their crypto are deep seated skeptics. This rule enforces a strong bias in hiring. Paul Grewal of Coinbase said, believe it or not, as a federal magistrate judge, I used to have a traffic ticket docket, think national parks, defense bases, VA hospitals. Imagine if the parties had learned a person deciding their auto accident case was forbidden from driving a car. Great points here. Now, Mark Ueda, who's one of the sitting SEC commissioners, and he is a Republican, him and Hester Peirce have both been vocal critics of the agency and on their lack of rules and clarity around crypto, also against many of the enforcement actions. So here's the headline, SEC should consider proposing rules to regulate crypto, Republican commissioner says. So I'm glad Mark Ueda is coming out and saying these things because it can't just be Hester Peirce. And right now, for the most part, it seems like Hester Peirce is outnumbered. So Mark needs to be more vocal, I'm glad he is speaking up. So here's a quote from him, unfortunately, the SEC did not take this approach and instead is pursuing a case by case approach through enforcement actions. As a result, it will take years to reach any type of legally binding precedent as matters will need to wind their way through the courts before reaching the court of appeals level, Ueda said on Monday in prepared remarks in London. So I hope he continues to speak on this, to show the agency is not in a good place, they are not providing clear guidance, they are operating by regulation by enforcement, which is really asinine. While the rest of the world is moving ahead, providing clear regulations. Now Eleanor Terrett of Fox Business highlighted the following, she tweeted, the House Appropriations GOP financial services and general government bill is up for vote before the rules committee at 4 p .m. Eastern before it heads to the floor. It includes an amendment from Tennessee Congressman Representative Tim Burchett to reduce the salary of SEC Chair Gary Gensler to one dollar. It also includes an amendment to defund the SEC for crypto enforcement. So shout out to Representative Tim Burchett, who's bringing the fire here on Gary Gensler. And we got to do these things, folks, to put some pressure. Gary Gensler should be fired and the SEC needs to be revamped. Congressman Warren Davidson has put out a bill, of course, that would revamp the entire structure of the SEC to make it less political and to make it more efficient. So let's see where this goes. But I love that these bills are coming out more pressure on scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. Now here's an interesting update around the Federal Reserve, and it just speaks to government and the lack of knowledge and education in government about crypto. So Matthew Seigel, who's head of crypto research at VanEck, he said, I met a Federal Reserve crypto researcher at a conference last week. He doesn't own any digital assets. He's not allowed to and didn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. Folks, I'm face palming right now. I know you can't see me. And if you're listening on a podcast platform, trust me, I'm face palming right now. He doesn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. God help us, right? These are the people who are trying to regulate crypto and putting out rules and recommendations and papers and so forth. It's unbelievable. But I know there are folks working to help bring education to Congress, and that is blockchain association, the Chamber of Digital Commerce and so forth. So we'll see, folks. We got a lot of work to do. This is why we have to use social media to our advantage to keep tweeting out, sharing the facts and exposing lies and false information like from the likes of Elizabeth Warren and others. Now, the juxtaposition of that is the UK's Bank of England releases stablecoin regulation plan. Remember, the UK had passed crypto regulations, so did the EU. So the US is lagging behind. And folks, stablecoins are going to be part of the token economy and will be a big part of how people transact. So there needs to be regulations. And we're seeing here in the United States, the SEC sending a subpoena to PayPal over their stablecoin, right? It's unbelievable what's happening. So the United Kingdom Central Bank, the Bank of England, has released a plan to govern the stablecoin market. The BOE and the Financial Conduct Authority plan to follow the rules released by the UK government last week to oversee the digital asset industry. As per the UK government's proposal, regulations for fiat backed stablecoins will begin in early 2024. As per the paper, the BOE will regulate systematic stablecoins while the FCA will govern the larger crypto market. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sanak had announced that he wants the nation to become a crypto hub, introducing clear rules for digital assets and crypto firms falls within the UK's goals. The UK's latest plan follows the European Union and Japan's similar moves. Folks, I love that crypto is not a specific asset class to the United States. So even though we're dealing with scumbag regulator Gary Gensler and all kinds of idiots in the government who have not educated themselves, the market will continue to grow and expand globally. So we can at least put our hope in that. Now we got some really weird news coming out from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and full disclosure, I don't own any Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, but apparently they had an NFT convention and there was some UV lights and folks who were blasted by this prolonged UV light went blind apparently. So, I mean, this is just wild, right? I don't know what to make of it, but just so you guys know, I don't know if any of you went to any of these conventions or this convention, I should say, but, or, you know, somebody who went to this convention, but this is just some wild news coming out of 2023. So heads up on that folks, I want to end it by highlighting our sponsor and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange this month, they're giving away 50 ,000 XRP. 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A highlight from Begging for bubbles
"Hello and welcome to LectureCast, my name is Brian Crossguard, here with the one, the only Josh Olszowiec. Mr. Brian. Josh, how you doing, man? I'm fully engaged. Training goes on. Fully engaged. Fully engaged. That is a readiness state I wasn't prepared for. We have charts on my end that are - Yeah, you did preparation. I'm impressed. I did not. That's okay. But you encouraged me to look up some stuff that I want to talk about on the show. We're going to talk about bubbles today because I titled it Begging for Bubbles. Well, you mentioned my moving average video and clearly that just set off - Listen, I just need the price. I need the price to separate from the fast moving averages and the slow moving averages to the upside, of course. We need some bubblicious behavior. And listen, if you're feeling some FOMO, don't worry, you're not alone. You're just like Isaac Newton. We were talking about people who had gotten fleeced in bubbles and I really enjoyed this one. Even smart people struggle with FOMO. Isaac Newton invests in the South Sea stock, exits with the profit, then his friends get richer than him and then he re -enters with a lot of money at the top and then goes broke. I don't know. A year later. It's almost like the investor sentiment chart or Wall Street cheat sheet. It is except for the whole re -entry component and he's just like you. So if you're feeling FOMO, don't worry, there'll be other trades. There'll be trades. Take your time. I was going to ask you this too. What do you think is the most important thing about trading? Trade management. Discipline. I'd go even more basic. I'd say just make sure you have a seat at the table. There's always another trade. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don't go broke. So that's part of trade management, right? Don't blow up. Yeah, it is. Don't blow up. Like the Solana stuff, we can talk about Bitcoin in a second, but Solana with the 45 and all you had to do was wait, you know, all you had to do is be patient. And you had your entry. I think it was a great setup. Most of us paying attention caught that. Same thing with LINK, right? It was hard to mis -trade that, I think. I hope, but I don't know. We looked at LINK for... Everybody looked at LINK. I thought. I don't even like the token. Anyway, I don't like Solana either, but that's another conversation. Point is, there's always another trade. There's always a trade somewhere. Be patient. Pick your battles. Be super choosy and look for specific stuff, right? If you're looking for a fastball, don't swing at a curveball, you know? Oh, baby. Speaking of baseball, did you watch the World Series at all? I did. I didn't. I saw it was the lowest rated World Series in history. Dude, what happened to frickin' Twitter's pasting URLs on to TradingView? I used to be able to do that. Oh, I have my drawings turned off. There it is. Classic. Oh, yeah. You knew what I was looking for. Yeah. I mean, look at this. I've pasted it on here like 17 times now. There we go. Do it one more time. There we go. Look at this. I mean, beautiful. I mean, the divergent top. Arthur, what are you doing, man? Well, I woke up and saw that and I was like, what? I hope he's kidding. Like, I hope he's not just now buying all the way up here. Sometimes I wonder, like, did he really buy back here and then he's just, like, saying this stuff at the top? I don't know. He seems too smart for this. But has he a great success of calling tops when he does these types of tweets. Yeah. That was in the high 40s, wasn't it? Yeah. I mean, this is an hourly chart. It was literally, like, 45 bucks. Yeah. Yeah. That didn't make sense to me. So, I hope he... He's immediately down 20 % if that's where he bought. I hope he's a little joking around with that, but maybe not. I don't know. But long term, like, that entry is probably fine. If you're trapped, quote, unquote, trapped in a spot position, I think you're fine. But you're holding for a while. If you're in a leveraged position, I think you're sweating it a little bit. You're not good. Your entry is 45. Yeah. The thing is... Tell us what the thing is. How many days was this? Let's just say from the breakout. You entered the day after to today. Two weeks. For two weeks, Solana, like, traversed this range. I've had this range for a long time, this 25 to 50, basically, 25 to 47, 50. That was the old range before FTX blow up. And then it spent a long time below that on its way to eight. And so, it got back in the range and then floated right back to the top of it. Why would you buy it at the top of that range? I really hope that wasn't the case, but maybe he's got a different time horizon. A lot of people... I'm not just calling out Arthur. A lot of people were feeling FOMO. I haven't really seen anybody on Twitter talking about anything. I don't know if that's just because Twitter's broken or what, but... I feel like a lot of people have been talking about the move that we've had over the past week or so. I haven't seen anybody saying, like, Sol, the 500. I haven't seen any of that stuff. No, not Sol, the 500. It's more like just, I told you so type stuff. Maybe you don't follow Z. Who's that? He's... I don't know. Maybe all my friends are liquidated. I don't know. I just... Handsome. Handsome. I call him Z. No, I haven't. I don't know who that is. Sorry. You're missing out. He's got a good call. He's going off about Coinbase now. Coinbase is at 200. His handle is BlackNoise06, but with a different spelling. He's a good trader, and he's been early on some of these, like, loud beliefs of something's going to happen. I mean, what? We said... Maybe he's just been talking about Solana so much that I'm like, everybody's talking about Solana. It's really just Ansem retweeting it, like, 35 times. Okay. I mean, we said what? Bitcoin, 28k was the level. I don't know if we said it on here, but 25 was the level for Solana. These are just horizontal levels, right? They're not like anything crazy. Yeah. I talked about this, I guess, on Bankless. Just like... The benefit we have right now is we're neither at all -time lows nor all -time highs, so therefore there's horizontal levels that you can compare it to, and you can just trade level to level based on daily, weekly closes, whatever floats your boat, and play it that way. If you're trying to really risk off and take it one trade at a time or whatever, if you're not looking at things with a longer -term lens, you can do that. What I would say right now is goodbye. Buy the retest at 30k if you get it. That would feel rough for a lot of people, 15 % drawdown, but if that occurs, that would be a good entry, right? I don't know what people are waiting for. I guess you're waiting for a COVID -style drawdown, because what's next in the economy? What's it going to take to bring Bitcoin back down is the question. If you're waiting for an entry still... A little bit of bad news, some kind of regulatory thing. There's plenty of things that can pull you back 15%. We can go to 30. You mean we're going to all -time lows type stuff, or not all -time lows, but multi -year lows? No, I'm just asking, if you haven't allocated or whatever into Bitcoin yet, what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for a yearly low? Are you waiting for 15k? Is that what people are waiting for? I don't know, I can't get in the head of bears. It's hard for me. Because we've got halving in less than six months, ETF in less than six months. Unless you just assume those things are priced in and or are bearish. I don't know. I don't know what you're waiting for at this point. I'm not saying we won't go lower, I'm just saying like, what is it going to take, you know? Yeah. If you're trying to think of... It's hard when these are hypothetical people of who's not deployed or whatever. But what would you be waiting on? Wouldn't you be looking for re -entry opportunities where you appear to have value? I mean, I don't think there's that. You think there's a lot of people in our ecosystem of active participants that expect like new multi -year lows? Or do you think most people are looking to just accumulate a little cheaper, if they're not all the way in right now? I just haven't seen enough to even gauge what sentiment even is, on Twitter at least. There's this macro out the yin -yang on Twitter, but I haven't seen too many people discussing crypto targets. I just haven't. Maybe I'm just following the wrong people, but... Yeah. Well, thankfully, the legacy media is kind of avoiding us right now, at least in terms of price action. They're all focused on Sam getting convicted, which he did. People, I'm sure everyone's seen this, but SPF was found guilty on all seven counts of, I don't know, different types of fraud. Well, that's the thing. You have a legacy media saying, I told you so about Sam, some of them, and the other half of them... Meanwhile, Bitcoin's up 100%. Right. They're saying, I told you so, crypto's dead, it's all a Ponzi. And I'm like, what? Am I living in a parallel universe? Am I looking at the wrong chart? So by the time they wake up to the fact like, oh, Bitcoin's at 50K. What happened? I thought it died. You know? SafeMoon people were arrested. Yeah. Good point. Oh, yeah. Lying on a what? It said SafeMoon guy was arrested yesterday. I saw they brought charges. I didn't realize they arrested anybody, but Josh, I mean, who would have thought? You named something SafeMoon, and it turned out they didn't have the best intent. Well... Apparently, it was even quite egregious. So I've heard, I don't know anything about their charges, but it's more than, we created a coin and we want to sell it. It was sneakier. They have had more egregious levels of crime they wanted to commit, I guess. I don't know. Anytime someone, it's like hex, right? Anytime someone tells you they're going to lock up tokens for X number of years and give you yield and no. SafeMoon. Can we just remember what happened last cycle and not repeat that this cycle? We just all collectively say we're not going to do that shit again, please? Yeah. But it keeps not your coins. If yields are higher, then the risk -free rate in the United States is probably not real. Okay. And what else did we learn? You know what is on the up and up right now? You tell me. Crypto books are coming out left, right and center. Like real books? Yeah. Like people are interested in the crypto story, the crypto boom and bust. We talked about the... Well, I think if you're not in it and you don't have a podcast empire like yourself, it's fascinating. Like I have real friends who they've been reading them like the Michael Lewis book, for example. And I kind of roll my eyes at that one. But buddy of mine that owns a local bookstore was telling me he kind of liked the Number Go Up. I think it's what it's called. Number Go Up, I think is what that one was called. So that was pretty good. More of a skeptical lens. But I saw another book. I think it came out like at the same time as The Conviction. And yeah, the outside world is interested in the story, but they are disinterested in the price action. And I find that fascinating. That's a good sign, I feel like for crypto. Well, people are still telling them it's for criminals and going to blow up. And don't I know what I was going to say about Solana relative to SafeMoon. If Solana pops off, they got to dodge some regulatory heat from the SEC or settle or something. Yeah. And I think that kind of stuff could definitely affect, especially, the altcoin landscape for how aggressive do regulators want to be in terms of who they go after, how they go after them. What's the expectation? Even in light of Ripple winning a huge portion of its case, I don't mean it's a free for all. No. And it doesn't mean Solana gets a free pass either. Or DeFi. DeFi. The UK wants to destroy DeFi. So does the United States. We need to stay with Bitcoin legislation. We don't have that either. There's an Elizabeth Warren video going around about basically just self -custody should be illegal. That was the moral of the story of our video. And the SEC just went after PayPal for their stablecoin. Yeah. What's that about? Well, you got to wonder, didn't they see that coming? I don't know. I don't know if they launched that thinking we need to be a part of the conversation. I don't know. It doesn't make any sense to me, but good for them for fighting the good fight, I guess. Should we talk about the list I made? Yeah. I made this list. It's going to trigger people. Josh prepared a list. I just usurped it and started talking about random crap. Trigger warning. Okay. Okay. It's talking about politics, religion, and war. Let's go. I didn't even know those things were on the list. Let's hear it. I think you have to have some sort of opinion about this stuff because it's related to markets, you know? I think you have to have an opinion. So this week... Where are we starting? We'll start with macro because we had a ton of macro stuff. I don't know if we need to explain each little thing here, but the UJ, the Bank of Japan, they stopped their yield curve control mechanism and let UJ weaken further or strengthen further. And potentially that just means they're going to stop selling United States Treasuries potentially. There was also bullish news on the refunding announcement that they weren't adding a bunch of long -term debt. They're going to veer from their historic plans of like 22 % short -term and go above that. So that made yields really happy. That made TLT get excited. This was before unemployment. You mean it made bonds happy? Yeah. Like yields went down, bonds went up. Right. Yeah. Right. Because the narrative before that was, hey, they're going to issue all this debt. It's going to be long -term because it has to be, because that's what the historical percentages were, blah, blah, blah, whatever. They're deviating from that. Okay. So that's maybe good short -term, but long -term, maybe not so much. I don't know. It depends on your viewpoint there. But then we had the Fed come out and say they're not going to raise rates. Rates probably topped for now. Again, that's like reading tea leaves and Rorschach tests. There are people saying the Fed can't hike anymore, they're done, but that's going to go out of control. You keep reading the list while I show the charts. Sure. Yeah. So 30 -year came way down. 10 -year came way down. I haven't checked the yield curve. I'll pick it up in just a minute. Basically all this is relevant because of its relation to risk -on -risk -off sentiment. It's certainly relevant for TLT, but then today we had unemployment. And you got to remember bad news is good news for risk because risk wants rates to come down. I don't think risk wants a recession, but I think the quicker we get there, the better. If we get there, again, you hear people on both sides of that argument, whether or not this is actually headed for a recession or not. It certainly feels like we are, but unemployment ticked up to 3 .9%. Job numbers were 30 ,000 less than expected. But if you consider the striking numbers, that actually evens out to reaching expected 180K. Anyway, point is bad news was good news. Dollar's way down. Yields are way down. And non -crypto risk markets are up on the news. So kind of a shift in the very near term, it's a shift. Long -term I think we're still in trouble because of the debt spiral, but high long -term yields have come down. Go ahead. Lining this up, if people aren't familiar with what's happening on this chart, the yield curve is inverted when it's red, and then the area filled portion is essentially how wide is the spread between the two and the 10. So we could be facing a scenario where yields are starting to go down, and then you create the, you uninvert as yields go down and start to see the spread widen and yeah, kind of a steepener effect. Historically, we get a recession after the un -inversion, unemployment also goes up after the inversion. I mean, this looks, there's a few recessions on here. This chart doesn't go back before 1988, so it's not that useful. Well, I don't think with the recession stuff, like why are we afraid of that happening? You know? Of a recession happening? Yeah. Like it's part of the business cycle. It's part, it's like life and death. You know? I don't know. It's like, we're afraid of talking about death. It's okay. You have to choose recession versus, you know, like sustained 8 % inflation. Most people would choose recession, or not most people, but like the holistic body would choose recession because they'll say, I'll be fine. It'll be other people, but I don't want inflation to be that high. Well, you're either in the camp that we're too restrictive, inflation's already come way down, enough's enough, bring rates back down, or you're in the camp that, hey, we're not to our 2 % target yet, PCE is still elevated, CPI is still elevated. All these other metrics still elevated and unemployment is still quite low. That's the other side of that coin.
A highlight from BREAKING! SEC SUBPOENAS PAYPAL OVER PYUSD STABLECOIN!
"The SEC subpoenaed PayPal over their new stablecoin. A Swiss bank launches Bitcoin and Ether custody and trading services. The UK releases new crypto marketing rules. And Japan is about to start QE. And this is a sign of what's to come globally. Let's break it down. Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button, as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, the big news this morning is that the SEC served PayPal a subpoena related to the firm's stablecoin. PayPal also said in its quarterly report that it is cooperating with authorities in its request for documents relating to its stablecoin. Now, the headline can trigger some folks. The SEC is going after another firm, but a subpoena is not necessarily a bad thing. They just want more details. The question is, what do they do with those details? Because we've seen the SEC act unlawfully and they've done things politically to try to slow down many crypto companies, which haven't done fraud. Just there's no fraud happening, but the SEC is trying to roadblock and we've been talking about it. It's because Elizabeth Warren is working with a lot of the incumbents and they're trying to kill these crypto startups. So the big players can come in and take over. So let me give the details here. Here's a quote on November 1st, 2023, we received a subpoena from the US SEC division of enforcement relating to PayPal USD stablecoin, which is P Y USD. The subpoena requests the production of documents reads the report. The payments firm said it is cooperating with authorities. So a subpoena from the SEC is a legally enforceable request for documents, testimony, or other evidence issued as part of the agency's investigative authority into potential violations of federal securities laws. Now, folks, I've often said on this podcast, it's not the underlying asset. That's the issue, right? It goes back to the ripple case intrinsically as stablecoin is not a security. You can launch a stable coin today. It's pegged to the dollar one -to -one that does not make it a security. What does, what can make it a security and the potential scenario is the packaging, the scheme, right? It goes back to the Howie test. Was it the oranges intrinsically by nature securities oranges on a tree or in the supermarket? Of course not. That's asinine, right? It's the packaging. What was Howie offering? He was saying my orange girls come invest in mine and you'll get X and X returns and all these things, right? He, it was a whole packaging scheme. That was the issue. Same thing with crypto and stable coins. They're not intrinsically securities. It's rather Howard, a package. So that's the distinction. But, you know, Gary Gensler is a clown scumbag regulator who would lie and say, Oh, they're all securities by nature. And so, but the courts are shooting him down. I'm giving him the big fat L's. So the subpoena itself, like I said, not necessarily a bad thing. They want more information. What they do with it next is the key because, uh, will they go political and unlawful and use lies and hypocrisy like they've done in these previous lawsuits to try to take down PayPal stable coin that is to be seen. So we'll see where this goes. And, uh, the fact that the sec is trying to say stable coins are, are securities is even crazy. Like it, because they're just pegged to the dollar. It's ridiculous. Now, neither Paxos or PayPal has, uh, you know, have, have replied to any comments or, or release any new updates. So Paxos is the company that helped PayPal to launch their stable coin. Remember Paxos also helped, um, be USD to go live finances, stable coin, which, you know, the government shut down essentially. So we shall see where this goes. And in August PayPal and crypto infrastructure provider Paxos announced that the duo would enter its stable coin race with their P Y USD offering reportedly backed by treasuries, dollar deposits, and other cash equivalents. The stable coin is expected to be pegged to the U S dollar and run on Ethereum. So let's see what the sec does after this. The ironic thing here though, folks, right. Is that Congress is threatening subpoenas to Gary Gensler and the sec for delaying the release of all communications and paperwork. They were dealing with, with FTX, right? Patrick Henry's like, I don't want to be the first, uh, you know, uh, speaker here to threaten, or I should say issue a subpoena against the chair of the sec. But this is the unbelievable hypocrisy we're dealing with. Right. And we know that the sec it's a mixed bag. They're doing a lot more bad than good. Yes. The sec has a job to do. Yes. They have to protect consumers yesterday. They filed a lawsuit against these safe moon folks. That's clearly a scam, but at the same time, they're fighting Coinbase, right? And they're delaying the Bitcoin spot ETF. And they're trying to stop many different things that are not fraud related or have anything. They're not scamming people like going after PayPal. I don't believe there's any fraud here. I could be wrong. Maybe there is. Right. I'm not saying either way, but let's see what they go. Will they Sue PayPal? I think that will be a big red flag asking for information. No problem here. Right. And PayPal sounds like they're cooperating. You're like, Hey, you want to see the documents? Here you go. Right. We have nothing to hide. So, uh, let's see what the next step is, but you know, I don't trust scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler. I think you all see what this guy's doing. He's a gimp on the leash. Uh, Elizabeth Warren has control over him and you know, both of them are working on behalf of incumbents. So, uh, interesting news here, folks. Now let's move ahead. Swiss bank launches Bitcoin and ether custody and trading services in partnership with Seba folks. We're seeing stock exchanges, banks, and the largest financial institutions around the world adopting crypto. And you know, some people are still bearish, right? I'm sure you sure you can be bearish this week and in the short term, but long -term I hope you're bullish. I just reported on Monday, guys, that Thailand's fourth largest bank buys $103 million taken a new crypto exchange, or I should say an existing crypto exchange by the name of satang. So I hope you see what's taking place here. Uh, let me give you the details. Um, so one of Switzerland's largest cantonal banks has launched digital asset custody and brokerage services for its clients in partnership with Seba bank this week, St. Gaylor cantonal bank, if I'm saying that right, announced the launch of custody and training services for Bitcoin and ether to select group of clients as GKB added that it has plans to expand its digital asset offerings with the addition of more cryptocurrencies based on client demand as GKB is using Swiss based Seba bank to provide digital asset brokerage and custody services. Here are some quotes. We are very pleased to be able to support St. Gaylor cantonal bank with our expertise in expanding their services around digital assets. Seba bank had B2B and custody solutions. Christian beer said St Gaylor cantonal bank and Seba signed the contract earlier this year after a short implementation project as GKB is now ready to offer access to cryptocurrencies to a selected group of clients in the first step, Bitcoin and ether other currencies will follow shortly. Barry told a block folks huge, and this is primarily to institutional clients. So a lot of capital is going to come into this market. This is why I'm bullish. This is why I don't care if the price crashes by 10K today. It doesn't phase me because I know it's all market cycles and from the macro, right? The two to three year view, the market cycles playing out on the four year cycles, you will make money by the blood industries, by the dips, huddled, you know, don't, don't look at the price every day. And then as we run up, take your profits folks, it's playing out right before our eyes. And if you're here listening, you're here early, you're taking a position, buying the lows you're on, you are on the side of smart money because there's billions of people not paying attention and they will eventually come in and buy the top, right? It's the dumb money crowd, but that's the age old tale, right? It happens with stocks and other markets. It is what it is. This is why education financial education is important. And I'm glad I'm here early now, quick word from our sponsor and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that you can buy all the top cryptocurrencies. They have 260 plus cryptos on their platform. They have a lot of great features, full functional app, full functional website. They're safe to use. I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO. I've been using them since 2018. You can also trade precious metals on this platform, as well as 37 Fiat currencies. And they're available in over 150 countries. They are 100 % reserve. They don't commingle your funds. They don't lend out your funds. So they do audit. So your funds are safe. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Now we've got news that the UK regulator publishes guidance on new crypto marketing regime, the financial conduct authorities new ad regime took effect in October under the new rules firms are required to include appropriate risk warnings on all their communications to UK customers that have a promotional element. The regulator has already added 221 firms. It deems non -compliant with a new regime to an alert list and has promised enforcement action on companies that are not careful with approving ads. So folks, I don't have a problem with this because they're not banning crypto and they're not banning crypto companies. What they are saying, Hey, follow these rules and regulations when it comes to marketing. So you can't make, you know, and maybe any outlandish promises, or you don't exaggerate the truth on what users can expect to earn or get a return. So I don't have a problem with that, right? They're not saying you can't market. They just think, follow these rules and stick to these guidelines. And most likely it's, you know, around verbiage and things you can say so this, this is rules that are applied to the stock market and, and, and loans and credit cards and still port, right? You can't say certain things you have to abide by the rules. So I, I'm totally fine with this, but I think we're going to see more and more of this around the world that people can make, you know, outlandish the promises. And, and this is good because look, you have these like safe moon scam projects and these things that pop up around the world. And if they say, oh, you're going to get this and that, and that, and it's just like, that's not reasonable and that's not a factual then. Yeah, that's not good for consumers who may not know better and they can get caught up in scams. So I think this makes sense now, folks, Japan stimulus package to include 144 billion in spending a draft plan show spending at around two, excuse me, 21 .8 trillion yen funding in extra budget to reach around 13 .1 trillion yen. You may say, Tony, why are you telling us about Japan stimulus package? What the hell does it have to do with crypto? Well, folks, it's the cowbell, right? If you saw my interview with Rao pal recently, and we talked about M2 global M2 money supply, the liquidity is coming back. Folks. What have I been saying? Beating the drum, the quantitative tightening will come to an end, right? There's quantitative tightening happening in the U S as well as all the parts of the world. We're seeing quantitative easing starting to come back, right? Just about a week and a half ago, I told you about China injected in the tons of capital into there. I think it's a real estate market and the banks and so forth right now, all of a sudden Japan is planning to print money and offer stimulus folks. What have I been saying? Right? I hope you see what's happening. It's they can't help themselves. They have to do it. We live in a debt based system. So what does that mean? Assets will rise. The price of assets will rise as liquidity and they continue to print money increases once again. And this is why you diversify. Yes, crypto, yes, stocks, real estate, and so forth. I have an investment property. I own some stocks. I have, a retirement account and so forth. And then I have crypto folks, assets will rise again. So I hope you understand this because it's very important to know these fundamentals and these principles of what's happening and how the money supply works and how that impacts asset prices. And like I said, I shared with Raul Pal's chart from just a couple of days ago, where he highlighted Bitcoin is moving. The price of Bitcoin is moving with the global M2 money supply. And we are seeing a move upwards. Folks, I want to give you a quick note here. Joe Biden, the president of the United States will most likely follow this game plan that Japan is doing. Watch the money printing come back next year. Why? It's an election year, right? They have to come out of this really bad situation. We're in with recession, high rates. I definitely think we're in a recession. They may try to skew the day to say, we're not, we are in a recession. And I think they're going to go back to money printing next year. And then we're going to see assets go up folks. And funny enough at times with the four -year cycle of Bitcoin. So just get ready. Like I've been saying, buy the dips, dollar cost average, obviously be smart. Don't put your life savings into investments. You need to have emergency cash. You need to be diversified. Like I said, I got money in stocks and investment accounts, also crypto. Crypto is the one doing the best for me, of course. So just keep these things in mind. I'm sharing these things because once I understood these principles and what was actually happening with money printing and how you can use assets to outpace inflation and grow your wealth. That's when I started making money. That's when my retirement accounts started growing because I figured it out. Like believing it in a bank and getting next to nothing from an interest rate standpoint. I was wondering, is this it? You get what 0 .01 % return on your money in the bank. It's nothing. It's garbage. But when you understand assets is the way to go. And as Paul Tudor Jones said, Bitcoin and crypto is the fastest horse in the race. So crypto is moving at a much rapid pace from a growth standpoint. And if you look at the data, Bitcoin is the top performing asset over the past 10 to 15 years. It's pretty incredible. Well, folks, that's the news. Let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button. Don't forget to follow me on the social media platforms, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn. Links will be in the description. Also sign up for free newsletter. Thank you for listening. Thank you for watching. And I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from Elizabeth Warren Wants to Criminalize Bitcoin Self-Custody | EP 858
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture, and matic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And today is one of those episodes where we're going to be talking about the separation of money and state. One of my favorite features about Bitcoin is that eventually it exposes all incentives. And what we've seen over the last two weeks is Elizabeth Warren, her allies in the media, and her allies in government take advantage of the tragedy happening in Palestine and Israel to try to circumvent the legislative process to enact these crazy regulations that attack would essentially Bitcoin, make it very difficult for Bitcoiners, particularly in the US, even though this movement is happening worldwide. Now what happened is that this ended up backfiring, and the reason that ended up backfiring is because social media has allowed the common man, the everyday individual, the rise of media. And that's exactly what happened. The Wall Street Journal conceded on Friday, they retracted their statements, they offered a correction, and the Wall Street Journal article was the pillar of Elizabeth Warren's letter to the White House, which prompted the White House to tap on the Treasury, specifically the FinCEN, to enact these crazy regulations. Now it was exposed, the Wall Street Journal article got it completely wrong, therefore Elizabeth Warren, she was using false information or misrepresenting information in order to achieve a certain political end goal. She was caught in 4K, we said this yesterday. She did not retract her statement, she doubled down. She said, okay, maybe that that article was incorrect, but there's other sources, but she only used one source in that article for the White House, right? Now what happened though, and this is beautiful, and this goes back to my initial statement, is that Bitcoin exposes all incentives. And what we've seen is essentially Elizabeth Warren, first, you know, she lied, first she gets caught lying, then she doubles down, and then she finally says the quiet part out loud. And what is that quiet part? Basically she's making the case to criminalize self -custody. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is where we are in the movie, this is not rhetoric, this is not me exaggerating it in the title, this is exactly what she said in the video. And then that really calls into question the FinCEN proposal and the bipartisan bill that Elizabeth Warren has introduced in the Senate, even though it has a very low likelihood of being passed. But this is what she really wanted. And this coincides with the exact same words coming out of the head of the European Central Bank, who was previously the head of the IMF, who I might add is also a convicted felon, she calls Bitcoin an escape valve. So really what you're seeing from Elizabeth Warren is fear. What you're seeing from Christine Lagarde is fear, because they know that their money cannot compete on the free market with a better money, with a superior money. And why is Bitcoin superior to state -issued currency? Because it does two things that they cannot help themselves but to do. It offers censorship resistance, and it's deflationary. Governments are always going to want to do those two things, they're always going to want to censor, and they're always going to want to inflate, because without inflating they cannot pay for the endless wars, they cannot pay for the things that we cannot afford on income tax alone. The money printing is how the United States continuously spends over a trillion dollars, deficit spending, year after year, even though the government, you know, you hear the rhetoric from the politicians, we must tax the billionaires, we must tax more, tax, tax, tax, tax the income tax. But what they fail to tell you is that the US government collects more tax revenue year after year. But why is it that they want to collect more tax? It's because of the spending. This is why you have to separate money from state. It's a question of aligning incentives. As long as politicians don't have to go to the populace to raise money for any ideas that they have proposed, and instead they can get they can fund it through the hidden tax of inflation, the incentives of society will never be aligned. And I truly believe that's why we're seeing the moral degradation of society. That's why you're seeing the cultural degradation. That's where you're seeing the infrastructure degradation. All these things, because the people in charge are not incentivized to do good by their constituents. They're incentivized to get as close as humanly possible to the money spigot. And they're willing to say anything and everything. But blame themselves for the circumstance, for the situation they themselves have caused for spending money they didn't have and debasing people's money in order not only to enrich themselves, but to pay for the spending that people can't ignore. I mean, for the spending that they cannot afford. But here it is, once again, Honey Badger don't care. And it forced Elizabeth Warren, whether she realized or not, to finally, finally say the quiet part out loud. Self -custody is a crime. If you choose to put your money in a way of which I can't easily seize it, I can't easily confiscate it, I can't easily censor it, that's a problem. And that is a problem for politicians that have been using that privilege, abusing that privilege to not only pay for themselves, I mean, enrich themselves, but also pay for things that we can't afford as a country. And of course, we're speaking from an American sense of view, because we live in the United States. But this applies to all countries around the world. Look at what's happening in Venezuela. Look at what's happening in Argentina. Look at what's happening in Turkey. So this is crazy, and this is a very historical moment. And I'm telling you, in a couple of years, I think they're going to get so desperate that they're going to just keep saying this, that the whole thing of self -custody is dangerous. And if you think about that, like if you think about it from like a foundational level, like that is so absurd, because we can't debase your money, because we can't easily confiscate your money. That is dangerous. And you have to look at the historical precedent here. Back in the 30s or in the Great Depression, FDR implemented the famous 6 -1 -0 -2 order, where he made it illegal for American citizens to own gold. So countries, nation states, have had a history of when they default on their debt, they have a history of confiscating their populace's wealth in order to keep it going. But with Bitcoin, this is why Bitcoin is so unique. This is why Bitcoin changes everything. For the first time in human history, you can store vast sums of wealth, millions, billions, trillions of dollars, by memorizing a 12 to 24 word seed phrase. And that makes it incredibly difficult for government to confiscate on a mass scale, whatever their justification is. And it has them scared shitakulous for the sake of not cursing in the first couple of minutes. So this is crazy. This means we're winning. Let's keep up the pressure. Let's color within the lines. And most importantly, our most important weapon in this narrative trench warfare is just to expose their lies and misrepresentations so that the world can see them for who they are. Anyways, it's going to be a great show. I want to bring up my legendary co -host, always optimistic, giant smile on his face today. How are you doing, Opti? I am doing wonderful. In the face of this very, very sober monologue, I was just thinking, of course, I think my reigning role here on the show is to make light of everything in regards to it getting very serious. And I have officially changed my view on my favorite politician. It is no longer Brad Sherman. It is now officially Elizabeth Warren. Absolutely love to see the politicians, the powers that be, the unproductive class squirm like this. And we say it all the time, Bitcoin exposes people's incentives. And you love when they say the quiet part out loud. And it's not just us like talking about it. It's them actually terrified of what is happening. You just love to see it. You know, it's going to go into what we're going to talk about on the culture. This idea that we're winning so hard, guys, it's absolutely incredible. In the face of all the fear, just remember that Bitcoin just stays winning as long as you are taking Bitcoin into self custody, the game is going along exactly as planned. And you just love to see it. This was inevitable. And it's actually happening a lot quicker than I thought it would, Nico. I'm really surprised that this is where we are. Of course, Elizabeth Warren seems to be the canary in the coal mine for the powers that be. So we'll see who else starts to come out as our also third and fourth and fifth, second or wait, six favorite politicians. You love when politicians get scared. I'd love to see it. Love to see it. Anyways, guys, so in these types of moments in history, right, it has never been a more important time to take self custody. The sponsors that support the show, make this show possible. We're very, very picky who we choose. Right. So, yes, of course. And this all kind of goes to Bitcoin's aligned incentives. We choose to partner up with Bitcoin companies that make it easy for you to stack SATs, make it easy for you to withdraw those stacks from that said exchange. We give you exposure to the best Bitcoin hardware wallets in the industry so that you can take self custody. And we also emphasize the fact of, you know, not your properly securing your Bitcoin wallet backup seed words. Don't store it on paper, store it on metal. And then not to mention the fact that we also bring up, you know, if you got it, you guys want to take the next level, run your own node. If you don't run your own node, you're trusting someone else's. And that's why we love start nine. We have all of that in the video description. So when we're talking about self custody, you guys are covered on all fronts of Bitcoin products to use it to really achieve your sovereignty as an individual. Anyways, everybody, let's jump into the show. I think this is a historical episode. I can't believe this is where we are in the movie. So many things have happened this year. Holy cow. And I suspect my intuition is telling me it will continue to accelerate as we're living through this pivotal moment in human history. We are living through the disintermediation of information and we're living through the disintermediation of money. And it's happening all at the same time. Strap yourself in. It's going to be a hell of a ride. And of course, simply Bitcoin will be here to cover it for you guys. All right, everybody, let's start the show. Let's do it.
A highlight from SHOCKING: SEC & Gary Gensler's Lawbreaking Assault on Crypto (SAB 121)
"Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we got huge, huge SEC Gary Gensler news. Folks, the Government Accountability Office, also known as GAO, this is a government agency, has concluded that the SEC's controversial staff accounting bulletin, SAB121, which requires crypto custodians record customers' digital assets as liabilities on their balance sheets, is considered a rule, not merely guidance, and therefore require the SEC to submit to Google, which it did not. In short, the SEC is now in violation of Congressional Review Act, CRA. Folks, this is big because we continue to see Gary Gensler and the SEC acting unlawful. And you may say, well, Tony, these guys in Washington, DC are not doing anything to Gary. But remember, folks, they're trying to build the case. They're trying to build a record of all these failures. Gary Gensler losing in the courts the grayscale and ripple, right? And he's fighting Coinbase right now. And the courts, the judges are tearing the SEC a new one. So as they're building this case, they'll be able to take action. And that's the insight I've gotten from many of them right now, because Elizabeth Warren is backed by the Biden administration and she has Gary Gensler the gimp on a leash. They have a lot of power because the Biden administration is in power, right? And Gary Gensler is appointed by the Democrats. So many folks don't understand this dynamic that even if the Republicans and the House Financial Committee want to take action, they have to tread lightly because Elizabeth Warren has so much power. And there are other things at play here, like other legislation, other rules they're trying to make for other industries and things that are happening overall. So that's the insight I've gotten speaking to lobbyists and politicians as well. So, folks, another black mark here for the SEC showing they are not abiding by the laws and they are hypocrites and liars and they have fallen far from their core mission, folks. I've been saying it for years now, right? I know some of you probably get tired of me hearing me say this, but I am out here exposing Gary Gensler and the SEC. I'm drumming up as much noise because I'm a crypto investor and this guy is using unlawful tactics to try to stop crypto, try to kill the gains that I would get, right? Trying to say, I can't stake my coins and all these things, right? I'm not going to stand for it and I'm here to fight and I'm going to spread the news. And I think many of you agree with me and it's going to take all of us to drum up as much noise on social media and put out content there to build the record of all the bad things the SEC is doing and hurt their optics and hurt Gary Gensler's narratives. You see, Gary Gensler is much more timid these days. He's not as aggressive because he's losing. And I smell blood and I hope you smell blood too. And we got to keep going, folks. Now, a lot of people weighed in on this. Ripple's chief legal officer, Stuart Eldorado said, while Mr. Gensler is making bad Halloween jokes on X, so Gary was tweeting about Bitcoin and Halloween and all kinds of things. His agency is being shamed for ignoring the law that requires agency rules to be reviewed by Congress. Seems the SEC has become the lawless Wild West Gensler loves to talk about so much. He's absolutely right. And remember what Judge Sarah Netburn said in the Ripple lawsuit, the SEC lacks fateful allegiance to the law, not to mention they were called as the SEC was called hypocrites. And there's different cases where the judges are just coming out saying, what are you guys doing? You're not providing any clarity, right? We know the SEC lawyers, they're hypocrites, they're liars, they don't respect the law. They just want to go around shaking down companies. And we've talked about the reason for that is that the Wall Street crowd, those incumbents are getting disrupted, have weaponized the SEC to go after these crypto companies to kill them. They want to kill Coinbase. They want to kill Grayscale and Ripple and Binance and so forth so that they can come in and take over. And I think we're seeing the cards on the table now, right? Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and these folks launch a crypto exchange. PayPal launched their own stable coin. BlackRock wants a Bitcoin ETF. BlackRock is investing in Circle USD and much more. So we are seeing the move from Wall Street to enter this market. They want it. They want to control it. They want to make money off of it, but they don't want Coinbase to be leading the market. They don't want Grayscale to be the first to get the Bitcoin spot ETF. Can you imagine that? They don't want that. They're sitting in their boardrooms and they're like, wait a minute. These guys are coming to steal our lunch here. We got to get control of this. So they have weaponized Gensler, who's a, you know, Goldman Sachs guy to call them Goldman Gary Gensler. So it's clear as day what's happening. Now Jake Traversky of the Blockchain Association weighed in on this. He said, this is huge. The GAO reviewed SAB121, an illogical anti -crypto accounting bulletin issued by the SEC last March and found that it's a rule under the CRA and APA. The SEC didn't comply with either. This is a clear statement from a federal agency that the SEC broke the law. SAB121 basically required crypto custodians to double count digital asset liabilities on their balance sheets. It has done extraordinary damage to the crypto industry and costs untold millions in legal and consulting fees over the last 18 months. It was illegal from the start. The SEC should immediately withdraw SAB121. If it does not, the GAO's analysis makes a slam dunk out of a lawsuit against the SEC, alleging a violation of the APA's notice and comment requirement. The Blockchain Association will be watching closely to see what the SEC decides to do next. So, I hope, folks, the industry sues the SEC, I hope multiple crypto custodians and companies sue the SEC and put them in litigation hell and they start fighting back. We know Coinbase and these folks have been fighting back and this is going to put the SEC in a lot of trouble. Marissa Tashman -Koppel, who I've had on the podcast, she's also at the Blockchain Association, said, huge in all caps, one of the means by which the SEC has tried to unfairly strap crypto. SAB121 not only was illegally published as guidance, not subject to notice and comment, but it makes no sense and has seriously harmed market participants. Representative Mike Flood, who I'm hoping to get on the podcast soon, said the GAO has spoken. Staff Accounting Bulletin 121 is a rule, not mere guidance, as the SEC claims. Rest assured, Congress will act to rein in Chair Gensler's overreach on this issue. So I hope to have him on the podcast and talk about this and find out what steps they're going to take. Now, Attorney John Deaton weighed in on this as well. He said, ever since the Ripple lawsuit, the SEC has consistently not followed the law. A federal judge literally stated that the SEC's enforcement lawyers and the leadership they report to are not only hypocrites, but they also lack a faithful allegiance to the law. It was an incredible statement for a federal judge to make. I was shocked at the little attention mainstream media paid to such a shocking statement. Here's what I can say with great conviction. Today, the SEC does more to hurt investors than it does to protect investors. It has become both an inept and corrupt organization. Full stop. I absolutely, absolutely 100 percent agree with John. And I think you all know that listening to me over the years. Folks, the power is in your hands to fight back. And we have social media. We can drum up a lot of noise and expose the SEC and Gary Gensler. They are paid by our tax dollars. It's time that we held them accountable. Now quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using for years. They have 260 plus crypto currencies. You can trade precious metals on this platform. They also have over 37 fiat currencies that you can trade. They are transparent. They are safe. They have a full app and full functioning website. They don't commingle your funds. They don't lend out your funds. Everything is 100 percent reserved and they have audits, which they do to show that these things are in place. So it's an exchange that I trust and I use to this day. And I've interviewed the CFO, the CEO, and many more. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. Now, lawyer Jason Gottlieb shared the following analysis regarding the SEC versus Coinbase lawsuit. And it was a great thread, a great writeup that he put here. I highly recommend you guys go read it and follow him. He highlighted that the SEC charged SolarWinds and chief information security officer with fraud internal control failures. He said, let me explain how this is relevant to the SEC versus Coinbase case. From the press release in its filings, the SEC, SolarWinds allegedly misled investors by disclosing only generic and hypothetical risk at the time when the company and Brown knew of specific deficiencies in SolarWinds cybersecurity practices. In Coinbase, the SEC allowed Coinbase's S1 to go effective at a time Coinbase was actively allowing crypto trading on its platform. The SEC knew fully the business model at the time and allowed Coinbase to be publicly traded. Thus Coinbase correctly argues the SEC didn't think the business model violated securities laws at the time. The SEC responds, well, approving an S1 isn't approving the whole business. And the SEC adds Coinbase disclosed the possibility of regulatory risks as was proper, but that's just it. The disclosure was of a generic and hypothetical risk, just like the SEC's beef with SolarWinds. If at the time a company is making a disclosure, there's an active materially bad thing the company is aware of. It can't just disclose that there could be a risk of a bad thing. It has to disclose the bad thing itself. He says, I had to litigate this issue, a case where the risk of a bad thing happening was disclosed and the SEC went to litigation alleging that the bad thing was actually happening, which wasn't disclosed. No more comments on that case, which is settled. In Coinbase, if the SEC corporate finance staff actually thought a purported bad thing allowing securities trading without registration was happening, they would have never allowed a disclosure of only the generic or hypothetical risk. They could have required Coinbase to say, our entire business model is predicated on securities laws violations, otherwise a material omission. But come on, no company is going to say that in an S1 because corporate finance would never allow an S1 with that language going forward. So as you can see, the SEC is getting caught on their hypocrisy and lies, right? They greenlighted Coinbase saying, you can go public. And they knew what Coinbase was about. No one had a question, what is Coinbase doing, right? And Coinbase had to go through multiple hoops. They had to jump through multiple hoops to go get an S1 and prove and go public, right? They had to be audited. They had to have certain things in place like other companies that go public. So the SEC is getting caught with their lies here. He said, the reason why this is obvious is because the SEC isn't going to bless public investment in a company predicated on securities laws violations, which it would then think it needed to put out of business, hardly investor protection. Great, great thoughts here by Jason. The only possible conclusion the SEC correctly did not believe at the time that Coinbase's model, which was fully and amply disclosed, violated the law. Something changed. There was no change in the laws or regulations or guidance. That's an important fact there, folks. He said, there was no change in the laws or the regulations or the guidance or the case law. The change was political. There it is, folks. Elizabeth Warren, Wall Street crowd pulling the puppet strings behind Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler, that's what's happening, right? I hope you see what's taking place here, folks, and why we gotta fight. So Jason continues, he says, it was frustration at an industry that didn't merely accept the chair's illegal dictates of what the digital economy should look like. Yet that same chair, remember, was promoting crypto before he joined the SEC. He said, Algorand, you could build Uber on it. The man was teaching crypto at MIT. He tried to go work for Binance. Then all of a sudden he's saying and doing these things. It's because he is a puppet. He was just doing the bidding of his puppet masters. So regardless of how he felt before or how he still feels about crypto, he's a gimp, right, as I've said before. So let's move ahead. Today at the Breaking Point Conference, it was revealed that Solana nodes are now available for deployment on Amazon Web Services. So I have some sole tokens. I'm not hugely bullish on Solana. And look, I'll have a swing traded and make some money, which is fine. I'm still weary of Solana. And you know, some people have said this is a VC pump and dump coin. I honestly don't know. It seems that way, but look, just be careful, folks, because be prepared for some sort of dump. I see a lot of people pushing Solana. So we'll see where this goes. Finally, in the Sandbank Murphy trial, Jacqueline Melanick of TechCrunch is reporting that the case has rested. Closing are arguments coming tomorrow. The jury deliberates to determine whether he's guilty or not on the seven charges related to fraud and money laundering. So this guy needs to go to jail. Let's hope that he does. And let's hope he doesn't get off lately. He is the Bernie Madoff of crypto. And he has to go to jail just like Bernie Madoff had to go to jail. Well, folks, that's the news. Let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button on the podcast platforms. And I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from 1447: Max Keiser: Bitcoin will reach $10,000,000 per coin
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and this just in, there are now nearly 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, which is a new record. So congratulations and shout out to my long term hodlers. Also in today's show, as I shared, the Bitcoin white paper turns 15 years old today as Satoshi Nakamoto's legacy lives on. Let's go. Also in today's show, crypto asset manager Valkyrie amends their spot Bitcoin ETF filing. I'll be breaking down this latest update, as well as a Bitcoin rally to $50 ,000 per coin is now on the cards as the Bitcoin bull market arrives. According to top crypto analysts, I'll be sharing his timeline. Also in today's show, Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and price predictions and warns of suicide bankers that will destroy the world. Not only that, but Max Keiser gives Alex Jones a simple, very simple five question Bitcoin quiz for 10 ,000 Bitcoin worth $350 million in today's terms. I'll be breaking all this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at Cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts dot net. Welcome, everyone, to podcast episode number fourteen hundred and forty seven of the Cryptonewsalerts pod. Today is Bitcoin's birthday, October 31st, 2023. Bitcoin is 15 years old and I'm your fearless host, JV. We have lots to cover, as we always do. So let's kick it off with our market watch. As we can see, you should be able to see Bitcoin barely in the green, holding on to thirty four thousand four hundred support. We also have ether barely in the green, a little bit of boring trading sideways action. But if we check out, you know what they say, when in doubt, zoom out. Right. Let's check out the seven day coin 360. Bitcoin's now up four percent. You got XRP up nine percent. Let's zoom out a little more and check out the one month price gains. Let's freaking go. This is a testament that October in full effect, Bitcoin is up almost twenty eight percent this month. Let's freaking go. That's pretty massive. And let's not forget, we're moving into moonvember tomorrow. So do you think we're going to surpass forty thousand? I think so. In fact, if I was a betting man, I'd bet on it. Now, if we zoom out, can we even zoom out a little more? Let's see here. Well, let's switch it up. Let's go to coin market cap dot com. We can see the crypto market cap currently sits at one point two eight trillion with Bitcoin dominance at fifty two point eight percent and the ether dominance at seventeen point one percent and checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers within the top or in the past twenty four hours. We got Celestia, which I've never even heard of before. Up sixteen percent. We got XDC up six percent trading at five cents, followed by TonCoin up five percent trading at five dollars and thirty three cents and checking out crypto bubbles. We can see the top gainers for the past week. We have a mixture. Some are in the red, some are in the green. And let's zoom out. Let's check out the weekly massive gains in the green. Let's check out the monthly. Wow. Incredible. Some of these alt coins are up 50, 60, 70 percent, which is pure insanity. E -Hacks is up one hundred and forty five percent. What about the annual? Holy moly. And let's check out the market cap plus the week and we can see Bitcoin and a big bubble at three point three percent, followed by ether at two point nine percent and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. We're currently rated at sixty six, which is greed. Yesterday, a sixty eight. Last week is sixty six and last month a forty eight, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. Yeah. So let's kick it off with our Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts with the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. Here we go. Bitcoin's price trying to push towards the coveted thirty five thousand level. The current high for the year is thirty five thousand two hundred, but has so far been unable to progress. The rest of the crypto market seems to continue with its consolidation, with some of the alts performing better than others. So let's start with Bitcoin here. The Bitcoin price was trading above thirty four G's and seemingly pushing for the thirty five level. And right now we're right in between those two marks. Today, the price remains above thirty four, roughly thirty four five at the time of the live, but is unable to reach the coveted resistance level and is currently at a loss, but barely. We're, you know, kind of tinkering. And liquidation data is also interesting to monitor. According to Coin Glass, the total liquidations for the past twenty four hours are just short of one hundred million bucks. Most of these were long positions accounting for sixty three percent of the total. This shows that the bears were more dominant over the period. Now, the majority of the liquidations, as always, happened on Binance, which is the largest crypto exchange in the world, followed by OKEx and Bybit. And I'm curious, what's your go to recommended crypto exchange? Do you use Binance? Do you use OKEx? Do you use Bybit? Do you use Coinbase? Do you use Kraken? Let me know, fam. And let's now check out some of the technicals specifically for Bitcoin. Right now, as you can see, the oscillators on the left, we have three cell signals. We have seven neutral and one buy signal. And that one buy signal is the MACD, which you can see here on your screen. Now, if we scroll to the right a little bit, we can see for the summary, there's currently eight neutral signals. There's four cell signals and 14 buy signals, which is definitely a bullish indicator. And for the moving averages, which may be cut off on your screen, but I can read it to you. It shows you sell signals, only one neutral, only one. And we have freakin 13 buy signals right now. The market is ripe and ready for continuation of some momentum. So let's freakin go. Now, let's break down our next story of the day and discuss some technicals, which are definitely bullish for Bitcoin. As you can see here, there are now nearly 40 million addresses in profit. If you're one of those 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, make some noise in that live chat and let's freakin celebrate. I mean, that's a massive victory, to say the least. Bitcoin has more wallet addresses and profit than ever before. Despite Bitcoin's price being 50 percent below the all time highs. That's right. Right now, you can buy Bitcoin two for one special, but it's not going to last for long. So seize the moment, fam. The latest data is from on chain analytics from Glassnode showing a record number of addresses in the black. Bitcoin may be nearing 18 month highs, but its recent gains were already enough to spark the significant changes in investor profitability. Shout out to relaxing and meditation music. I the appreciate ten dollar super chat. Much love, much respect. Keep it coming. Let's go. Per Glassnode data, the number of addresses in profit as of October 30th was thirty nine point one million. This is the highest number ever recorded for the Bitcoin users and beats the previous peak of thirty eight point one million seen back in November of twenty twenty one. And does this date ring a bell? That's at the time we hit the all time high of sixty nine thousand. Now, at the time, Bitcoin itself traded at those all time highs and thus 100 percent of the addresses in existence with a non -zero balance were obviously in profit. And while the current spot price remains 50 percent lower than those levels, the total non -zero addresses now number forty eight point three million, as you can see here in this chart. And it's just likely to continue soaring and rising. Bitcoiners taking over the world. Yeah, I mean, in percentage terms and profit addresses, they have yet to match their performance in absolute numbers, but nonetheless, at 18 month highs of eighty one point one percent. Let's go. The tally has gone from 60 percent to over 80 percent over the past two months, as Glassnode shares here in the chart. And by contrast, addresses at a loss currently stand at just over nine million at their peak in December of twenty twenty two. Following the FTX meltdown, the total was over 20 million. Now, as reported, the past week has seen the Bitcoin price action pass multiple resistance levels while returning both the long term and short term hodlers back to profit. This in turn sparked profit taken at the much more speculative end of the hodler spectrum, especially as the market passed thirty four G's. Now for crypto analyst Van Stratton, research and data analyst at Crypto Insights Crypto Slate. This underscores the difference in mentality between the cohorts, quoting him here. Bitcoin has shown remarkable strength above thirty four thousand for the past five days while witnessing one of the strongest profit takings in the past two years for the short term hodlers. Now, long term hodlers have barely budged the six largest profit taking this year, but minimal in the grand scheme of things and accompanying the charts from Glassnode tracked these inflows to the exchanges from the long term hodlers and in profit to the short term entities as outlined here in these charts. Now, let's break down the 15 year birthday, the 15 year anniversary of Bitcoin. I mean, this is phenomenal that Bitcoin has been in existence for 15 years. Imagine if you would have knew about Bitcoin back on October 31st, 2008. Talk about a small circle. But yeah, today marks 15 years since the synonymous creator of Bitcoin, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who Alex Jones claims Max Kaiser is maybe because Max holds as much Bitcoin as Satoshi. Who knows? But anyways, shared the Bitcoin white paper to the mailing list of cryptographers on October 31st, 2008. This was after the financial collapse, fam, and a date also annually celebrated as Halloween, quoting the the white paper here. I have been working on a new electronic cash system that is fully peer to peer with no trusted third party, as Satoshi famously said in the opening sentence before linking the document titled Bitcoin, a peer to peer electronic cash system. Holy moly. I mean, again, this is legendary. This is history in the making. You're witnessing firsthand the white paper proposed the decentralized system that could facilitate peer to peer transactions, which can solve the double spending problem often associated with digital currency in which it did. It proposed to achieve this via a network of nodes, validate and record transactions through the proof of work consensus mechanism, launching just two months later, officially on January 3rd, 2009. Satoshi's computer science breakthrough came on the back of other impressive developments in the cryptography and e -money spaces. The first reference cited the Bitcoin white paper is Wade's invention of B money, an electronic peer to peer cash system that never launched, but nonetheless played a key role in Satoshi's plans for Bitcoin and like Bitcoin B money. And I'm curious how many of you have ever heard of B money? We have all heard of B rabbit from 8 Mile, but B money, I've never heard of that one, proposed that participants in the system maintain a database of account balances, which keep track of the ownership of money. Transactions would be initiated and completed by a broadcast message to all participants, which would update the account balances of those involved in a specific transaction. In many ways, it could be seen as a precursor to the nose of the Bitcoin protocol, which keeps a record of the constantly growing blockchain. And I'm curious, how many of you run your own Bitcoin node? Let me know in that live chat. Fam, this process requires proof of work, a form of cryptographic proof in which one party proves to others that a certain amount of the specific computational effort has been expanded. Now, Satoshi implemented this into Bitcoin, citing Adam Back's invention of hash cash in 1997. Shout out to Adam Back, the creator of, I believe it's Blockstream, now, which incorporated proof of work to limit the email spam of denial of service attacks, as shared here by Crypto Leroy, the cypherpunks and fathers of Bitcoin, Hal Finney, he created the reusable proof of work. We got Adam Back, who created hash cash, Wei Dai, who created B money, David Shum, who created DigiCash. We have Nick Szabo, who created BitGold, Phil Zimmerman, who created PGP, Bram Cohen, who created BitTorrent, and Tim May, who is the crypto Antichrist Manifesto, and of course, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who gets credited for the discovery of Bitcoin. Now, Bitcoin's timestamp server works by taking a hash akin to a unique serial number, a block transactions and time stamping, and when the block is added to the Bitcoin blockchain, which we all know. And as Crypto Shama points out here, also giving credit to everyone involved with some of the early developments for the technology that led to Bitcoin. So shout out to all of them, including Max Keiser. If you didn't know, Max Keiser has a patent, I believe the first one for digital currency back in the 90s. That's all on record, fam. So this is pretty amazing. Now, the genius in Satoshi was the puzzling of these pieces into a fully functional system. According to Lop, quoting him here, there is no single piece of the puzzle that I think is more important than the others. Nakamoto's genius was not any of the individual components of Bitcoin, but rather the intricate way in which they fit together and breathe life into the system. Preach. Now, mainstream media highlighted Bitcoin's increased use by criminals, which we know is nothing more than FUD. We got Senator Elizabeth Warren, also Cynthia Lummis pushing those FUD narratives, which suck. We also know Bitcoin became a legal tender in El Salvador, which was the country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender, which has been a game changer for their entire country. And I feel we're going to have many other nations lead in the footsteps of Bukele as well as, you know, El Salvador in adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender. So, yeah. Happy birthday, Bitcoin. I'm wishing you another successful hundred and fifty years after these 15 years. You know, the final Bitcoin is not going to be mine, I believe, until the year 2140. Crack me if I'm wrong, but that's a very long time from now. Now, let's break down our next story of the day. Valkyrie updated their ETF filing. We all know right now all eyes on spot ETF. So let's break down this latest development. Digital asset manager Valkyrie Investments, the latest firm to amend its spot Bitcoin ETF filing with the US SEC Valkyrie filed the updated spot Bitcoin ETF with the US SEC October 30th, which is yesterday, according to the SEC database. Now check it. The updated form as one registration statement from Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund aims to offer investors the opportunity to invest in common shares backed by Bitcoin. The shares represent units of fractional, undivided beneficial interest and ownership of the trust and are expected to be traded under the ticker symbol BRRR, just like money printer continue to go kind of cool on the Nasdaq stock market, quoting them here. The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed, according to Valkyrie, stating in the filing, adding the firm is not allowed to sell BRRR securities until the registration statement is officially effective. The amended filing comes about a month after the SEC delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund in late September. Meanwhile, Valkyrie's updated spot Bitcoin ETF joins at least six others recently amended spot Bitcoin ETF filings made by the following Bitwise, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, VanEck and ARK Invest. And according to online crypto ETF analysts, the ongoing Bitcoin ETF amendments can be translated as a good sign, definitely a good omen, in my opinion, of the progress and impending approvals. Valkyrie's latest spot Bitcoin ETF update is yet another evidence of movement happening behind the scenes. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Safart believes, quoting him here from X Update, Valkyrie joins the prospectus amendment train for the spot Bitcoin ETF. Things are still moving behind the scenes and following the recent amendments, at least five of the rest of the known spot Bitcoin ETF filers have not updated their filing. So expect them soon, including firms like Wisdom Tree, Invesco, Galaxy, Global X, Hashdex and Franklin Templeton. The SEC currently has a whopping eight to 10 filings at the desk of the chairman, Gary Gensler. But the million dollar question becomes, will Gary Gensler do anything about this and accept any of these spot Bitcoin ETFs? Congress is putting the pressure on Gary. He says you need to prove the spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately, with that key word being immediately. There's some deadlines that are due soon, including ARK 21. I believe it's January 10th. I personally feel we're going to get the green light from the SEC before the Bitcoin having creating the perfect storm. Let's move on to our next story of the day. We covered the ETF filing. Now let's discuss a potential $50 ,000 Bitcoin rally here incoming, according to crypto analysts, Michal Benday Pop, before I break down the latest with Max Kaiser recently on the Alex Jones show. Here we go. A widely followed crypto analyst believes Bitcoin has officially entered the bull market territory and is now primed for a rally towards $50 ,000 per coin. Send it and let's go. We got Michal Benday Pop, who shared on X that the Bitcoin bull market is here. I would agree. What are your thoughts, fam? Benday Pop predicts the Bitcoin will rally as high as $50 ,000 per coin in the coming months before witnessing a pullback and surging to a new all time high. Quitting the analysts here, I think we'll see Bitcoin hit resistance at 38 Gs, baby, but most likely will continue towards 45 to 50 ,000 per Bitcoin pre having after that consolidation and sideways action for a long period before we start making new all time highs. And this is the chart which you can see here in your screen, which if you analyze it, he appears to predict Bitcoin will see $50 ,000 in January of 2024. What is that? November or November's tomorrow. So December, two months. Send it. I love it. Right in alignment with Credible Crypto, who's predicting $48 ,000 in the next two weeks. Let's go. I hope they're both right. The halving, which had historically coincided with the Bitcoin bull run, slashes the Bitcoin mining rewards, as we all know, in half, which is slated for April 2024, under six months out. And for now, Benday Pop thinks Bitcoin's in the midst of a consolidation period and a dip below $33 ,000 is still on the table. Quoting him again alongside this chart, Bitcoin technically constructing a range here slight correction towards $33 ,300 and quickly bought up if the lower boundaries are reached. Probably sentiment will flip bearish the $32 ,800, but that would signal a great long opportunity touche. Now let's break down our featured story of the day and discuss Max Keiser, who was just recently interviewed on the Alex Jones show. He was invited back. And let me share with you a little the back story, just in case you don't know the back story. Now, back in the day, maybe it was 2014, many years ago, Max Keiser, being a kind hearted gentleman, went on the Alex Jones show and he gifted Alex Jones 10 ,000 Bitcoin. I don't know the exact value of the Bitcoin at that time, but I can tell you what the value of 10 ,000 Bitcoin is in today's prices. If you run the math, that is freakin 350 million dollars. Long story short, Alex Jones claims he lost the laptop that Max put the Bitcoin on. Therefore, he has none of it. So Max being the kind hearted gentleman he is, he said, let me come back on the show now. And he actually just released this episode yesterday. So this is brand new, breaking all these predictions and everything I'm sharing with you. And I'm going to give you a basic quiz on Bitcoin, Alex. And if you can answer these five questions, I will give you another 10 ,000 Bitcoin valued at roughly three hundred and fifty million dollars per coin. And so Alex invited Max on the show. They did the quiz. Here are some of the highlights of the show I'm going to be sharing with you. However, if you want to watch it live with me, we're going to be doing a live JV react session exclusively on Rumble after the show stream ends on YouTube. We're going to be watching it together where Max is quizzing Alex and I'll be reacting live to the video. It's something I've never done before. Live reacting to these videos, but I think it's going to be phenomenal considering it's brand new content. Many of you have never seen it before. So make sure you're following me on Rumble because it's going to be lit. But first and foremost, here are some of the highlights from this recent interview. I posted it yesterday exclusively. I was the first one to post the entire interview on X. I already got over 500 hearts, 166 retweets and over fifty two thousand people viewed it. Here's what I wrote. Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and warn of the suicide bankers that will destroy the world. And here are some of the quotes regarding his predictions when Alex Jones asked them, so where's Bitcoin going to go next? Where do we go from here? Here's what Max Keiser shared. All fiat money and gold eventually goes to effectively zero against Bitcoin because it's demonetizing gold. The same way gold demonetized silver, Bitcoin will be demonetizing gold. So sure, gold will be maybe two thousand, three thousand, four thousand dollars announced. But we're talking about Bitcoin eventually going to five million to ten million dollars per coin. So you're purchasing power in gold terms is almost basically nothing compared to what's happening in Bitcoin. Preach very powerful words. And there is another quote I believe that I shared here. Let's see if I can find it. I click back on here.
The Exploitation Narrative of the Democrat Party
"Need to use fancy euphemisms and terms. It's very simple. The exploitation narrative is very simple. If you are a Marxist, like most of the left are, Marxists do not believe that material wealth, whether for a country or an individual, is acquired through legitimate means, they hate it. They believe that everybody is created equal, not a constitutional sense. Basically you're unconstrained and the only limits placed upon you are in a governing system. It's as simple as this. If you got your wealth and you got wealthy you got rich of someone else. You hear it all the time. Remember Barack Obama? You didn't build that. Remember Elizabeth Warren? If you built a business, you didn't build that. The police and fire services, it's everywhere. Listen to the words of AOC, Palestinian leaders over there talking about it, The the Israelis exploited them, the exploitation narrative is everywhere. The old school ocrat, which is very few of them left, what we used to call the blue dogs, there's almost none of them left. They differed from the Republican Party on social issues. Some of them had firearms and abortion, but they generally believed in the power of America and the capitalistic They would have some probably some regulatory reforms and maybe a higher tax level, but believed they that the United States was generally a good place and meritocracy was the way to go. The New Democrat doesn't believe that at all. Here's the problem in the conflict brewing for them. It's Social that media is the great equalizer and the democratization of information and video where everybody's got a cell phone camera. It's not easy to pitch the exploitation narrative anymore and Democrats up on the hill are eating themselves alive
A highlight from Code Carbone Interview - Will Elizabeth Warren Apologize For Crypto FUD? SEC Gary Gensle Coinbase, IRS Rule, US Bitcoin Miners
"Optimism is at an all time high as it relates to the courts and Gary Gensler following the XRP case, following the grayscale decision. People are looking at this like, man, anything can happen. And if Coinbase is going to be successful with their motion to dismiss and they're going to move on from the SEC as enforcement action here, you're going to get a lot of questions in DC. This content is brought to you by Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been a user of Uphold since 2018, so I trust this platform and I can vouch for it. They have a full functional app, a full functional website, and they carry Bitcoin and all the top all coins, including stable coins. You can also trade precious metals on this platform and as well as 37 fiat currencies. So Uphold is available in over 150 countries and they are a safe platform. They have full reserve of customer assets. They don't commingle or lend your funds out and they provide audits of their reserves. So it's a safe platform and I trust it. I vouch for it and I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO and other representatives of the company. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Cody Carbone, who is the Vice President of Policy at the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Cody, it's great to have you back on. Tony, thanks so much for having me. Great to be here. So Cody, it's never a dull day with crypto in DC and there's been a lot going on, but I want to start with the digital chamber or the Chamber of Digital Commerce, excuse me, meeting with the Digital Power Network. I saw a lot of tweets and a lot of talks about Bitcoin mining, meeting with different members of Congress. Tell us about that and what the goal of the Digital Power Network is. Yeah, thanks for the opportunity. This is something we're super proud of and excited about, the potential of this new Digital Power Network. So what it is, it's an affiliate of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and people are probably wondering like, why is a digital asset trade association starting an affiliate? Well, as you know, and I know many of your viewers and listeners know, there are a lot of financial services related issues in crypto. We're always tackling what's going on at the SEC, the CFTC, what's happening with the different bills in Congress. Bitcoin miners have a little bit different of an agenda. They have a little bit different of an issue set. And so as we were looking at all the miners, we realized that the best way to serve them is really giving them a dedicated home that just focuses on their issues, focus on the issues related to energy and energy security, to national security, to supply chain. And so we started the Digital Power Network to make sure that we had this dedicated entity that just focuses on advocating for Bitcoin miners. And we started about a few weeks ago. And what you were referring to last week on Capitol Hill was our first introduction to the halls of Congress. And we went and we brought a lot of our miners and met with almost 40 members of Congress, which is awesome. The DPN represents about 50 percent of the U .S. hash rate of mining. So I like to say the largest collective of Bitcoin miners in the United States and that new affiliate will be their advocacy and education home for all things Washington related to their issues. That's great. And to your point, it makes sense to segment the Bitcoin miners because they're a segment of the market or industry is so unique. It's not like other all coin projects and NFTs and DeFi, but it's a lot of energy and job creation locally and getting the infrastructure and all these things together. So that's really awesome. Yeah, I mean, you just said it. You said it best. Energy security, community revitalization, all the jobs that they're bringing into usually these somewhat depressed communities and how they are taking over, you know, former coal plants and fossil fuel plants and truly revitalizing them. And they're creating something great out of it, their energy use, and they're creating Bitcoin. It's pretty awesome to see. And it's awesome that they now have a dedicated home to advocate for them in D .C. Question for you, you know, historically, there's been a lot of pushback on Bitcoin mining because of, you know, the energy FUD and different things that people have brought up over the years. But it seems to be less of that around Bitcoin money. Now, is it because like the work you folks are doing, educating, getting members of Congress up to speed, dispelling incorrect reports and headlines that are based on sensationalism? It seems like there's being more of an embrace around Bitcoin mining, especially in states like Texas. And, you know, I've been talking to various Bitcoin miners and they're expanding across the United States. I like to think so, that it's from our work and it's from the great work of the miners and, you know, kind of dispelling these misconceptions and bad narratives. It's hard to argue with facts. And if you look at the facts, if you were going to remove Bitcoin mining from the United States, it would have virtually zero impact on the climate. The fraction of energy and electricity that Bitcoin miners are using really does not make a difference on the climate, but they are doing really cool things, methane mitigation with using renewable energies. And we talked about already the community revitalization and providing jobs. And so when you lay out, some of the publications we've seen in some of the other sectors, take away those headlines and you look at the facts of what Bitcoin miners are doing for the United States, especially while China has shut down Bitcoin mining, it's hard to argue or come up with any issues related to Bitcoin mining. And that is what our effort is supposed to do is addressing those misconceptions and making sure members of Congress are educated. They're starting to wake up and that's the beauty of it. I saw you met with Pete Sessions, if I'm not mistaken, I had interviewed him a couple of years ago and then also Mike Flood. And did those meetings go well, you know, were they open all those things? They went awesome. Pete Sessions, I saw that interview you did with him a while ago. He is he's a character. He is fun to talk to and he can go on tangents, he is great and he has truly been a champion for Bitcoin mining. It helps that Riot has their Rockdale plant in his district. So he has witnessed firsthand the benefits of Bitcoin mining for the community. And then Congressman Flood, it was interesting. You know, we went in there to advocate for Bitcoin mining and all of a sudden it felt like the tables had been turned and he's advocating for the miners to come to Nebraska. It was like, I see the benefits of this and I've got these young Nebraska kids who are hungry, who want good paying jobs. And the first thing I think of is Bitcoin mining. And we have the cheapest power in the whole country in Nebraska. And we've got a ton of renewable energy because we've got all these data centers coming in to use our cheap power and they're offsetting by putting up wind turbines and hydro dams and nuclear. So Bitcoin miners come to Nebraska. And that was an interesting dynamic you don't usually get in really cool. So the meetings could not have gone better. And both sides of the aisle, truly, Republicans and Democrats were embracing Bitcoin mining. We had a few Democratic offices that said, I had no idea, you know, Bitcoin mining can do all these things. Like I thought Bitcoin mining was hard hats, soot on their face, coal mining. And so if we have any takeaway from the day on the hill with the digital power network, it's, I think mining is just a bad term. And maybe there should be a campaign around addressing that term and trying to change it. Maybe it should be just Bitcoin processing or data processing. I don't know. We can, we'll probably figure that out later on, but we addressed a lot of those misconceptions and we were good. We were happy to see the positive reaction on both sides of the aisle. That's awesome. That's great to hear. And you know, I've spoken to quite a few Bitcoin managers and you know, some of the things they mentioned is that to what we're talking about, bringing jobs back to the United States in a sense, replacing some of the manufacturing jobs that have left the country permanently and which the United States as a macro geopolitical thing is trying to bring back. So it's creating jobs. And I think that's important. So it's a win -win. Absolutely. I mean, you look at some of these communities where they had these smelting plants or these coal plants, when they shut down, all those jobs went away. And then those people, I mean, those were huge job generators for the community and huge revenue generators for the community. Because when you lose those jobs, you lose barbershops, you lose restaurants. And so having these miners go in there and take over some of those plants, doing something good for the economy and the environment, and then also creating jobs, it really revitalizes whole communities. For sure. All right. Let's move ahead to Elizabeth Warren, the wall street journal and crypto fun. Favorite topic. So the wall street journal based on elliptics updated data, they did issue a correction. Some would argue it's not a full correction, but they did address some of the issues. Elizabeth Warren has not issued an apology or retracted any letters. What are you hearing about this? And do you expect her to do anything along those lines? I do not. I think she is a, to her credit, a masterful lobbyist and a masterful messenger and communicator. And when she sees a crisis like what is happening in Hamas and before Hamas, it was North Korea using bitcoins for weapons proliferation, she will use it to her advantage to push her agenda. And that is exactly what is happening here. So there was a hearing last week in Senate banking on illicit finance and terrorist financing. And this was shortly after the elliptic statement came out. It was when a lot of the community started to push back on the facts and the data from that initial wall street journal article. And instead of showing any kind of contrition or retraction in her testimony, Senator Warren doubled down and said, this is a problem and we need to address it. The only way address it is my bill. If you look at her bill, it doesn't do anything to address it. It does nothing to solve the terrorist financing aspects of what is happening. And we agree from the chamber side, and I think the entire industry would agree, there is a problem here. We don't want any terrorists or any bad actors using cryptocurrency because it makes all of us look bad. And we only want this to be used safely by consumers who want to solve problems with the technology or they're looking for a new financial system. So will she retract? Absolutely not. She's building a coalition and she thinks she's right. The hurdle that we need to get over with Senator Warren and some people that signed on to her coalition and her legislation is that they still don't believe digital assets, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology should exist. That's the hurdle we're trying to get over is, there's a lot of people in government in Washington now and say, okay, it's here. I might not like it, but I think it should exist and we should regulate it. Those people are easier to work with. The people who say, I don't like it. It should never exist. Send it overseas. That's the Warren camp. And those are the people that are signing onto her bill and her letter. And those are the people that are harder to educate. Yeah. I find that really incredible that they don't ... This is not 2009, 2010. We're not in 2017 where you could have made those statements and maybe had some credibility, some validity to them. But in 2023, where BlackRock is filing for a Bitcoin spot ETF and all these other countries are opening up finance and regulations, the EU passing regulations, they're actually saying that. Is that a ... I know how politics works. Is that purely the lack of education or is that grandstanding optics and things like that? I think from, I would say 90 % of the people who are signing on to Senator Warren's effort, lack of education. It is, I call them blank slate members of Congress. They have no understanding of the technology. And to their credit, they're very busy. And the only time that they read about the technology is usually in a headline. And so they probably only associate Bitcoin cryptocurrency digital assets with FTX and now Hamas. And if that's all you know about this technology, you're probably like, oh, I don't like this either. Why should this exist? And that is where Senator Warren is a masterful lobby or be like, I agree, I've got this bill, sign on and we can get rid of it. I think that's the lack of education component. I think for Senator Warren and some of the other members of Congress who are clearly more sophisticated on this, but they don't believe it should exist. They viewed digital assets as a threat to the US regulatory system. They believe giving people an opportunity to have a new trustless financial services ecosystem where they can transact peer to peer without relying on the government or these super regulated intermediaries is a direct threat to everything they've been building, creating more and more financial regulations. They don't like that. That scares the heck out of them when their solution for most things is more government. There needs to be more government involvement. And so when they see something that's popping up and their constituents are getting interested in it and big institutions are getting interested in it, and it is the antithesis of everything they're advocating for, more government regulation, more and more and more, they see it as a threat and they want it gone. And that's the mindset I think that Senator Warren and some of the other more sophisticated members of Congress who truly don't like this stuff and want to remove it. That's where they're coming from. So obviously the Chamber and many other crypto advocacy groups are working on educating and doing a lot of groundwork in DC to try to change that. But how can the listeners, the average Joe and Jane who are listening, how can they help steer, help you guys steer the ship in the right direction with these people who are working with Elizabeth Warren? There's one way. It's really simple. You have to make your interest in this technology known. You have to call your members of Congress. It is really easy for a member, especially those like that 90 percent of blank slate members to ignore something they're not hearing about from their constituents. If their constituents start calling them and saying, hey, I have Bitcoin or I have XRP or I have Ethereum and I really like I'm using this stuff and it's helping me send money to my family overseas or name what problem and then name a solution that the technology is helping you solve that problem. Raise that with your member of Congress. It's hard to ignore that. Now, when you're not hearing anything from your constituents and this seems so foreign to you, it's very easy to ignore because then all it seems to them is, oh, it's this kid billionaire who committed this scam or it's this terrorist group in the Middle East who's doing this. And my constituents don't need any part of this. Let's remove it. That's when it's easier to ignore. So call your member of Congress, educate them, tell them why you're using this technology and start and really once you start to light up those phones in the and they'll answer. I promise you, the staff will answer your calls if you call them. They always do write letters, call, visit the district offices, tell them why it is so important that we keep this technology in the United States and why you're using it. That makes a world of difference and will help all of the different advocacy groups in D .C. Hmm. Yeah, that's that's a great call to action. So everybody listening, get on those phones, email.
"elizabeth" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Your case. If you give me one of your candles from kandala. I can do that. I got a two for one deal. You know what else was two for what? Elizabeth motherfucking short. You're not wrong, but what the fuck are you talking about candle? What is going on with the candle? I want candles. We're getting candles. I was in Campbell Hart. What do you mean you were a candle horror? What the fuck is a candle har? I ran into where I candle her. What the fuck did you think she came from? Why do you think she came here with me? I don't know. I thought she was in the Middle East. Fucking officer Virgil fucked me again. You're looking at candles.
"elizabeth" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
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"elizabeth" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"Overall mental health has improved your pm. Dd has also gotten better. The two of them have traveled together a little bit. It's kind of like one of the things that wreck likes to talk about sometimes is improving the climate so that when the bad weather comes along it's not as severe and i've definitely found that you've taken on a lot of real serious psychological work as a general statement that has had a big impact on both your pm dd and just your overall you know psychological high-performance if you want to kind of put it that way your emotional wellbeing and health so are there some specific things you've done. That have made a big difference for you. Yeah therapy so at the peak when we kinda coming to jesus moment of elizabeth. This is serious. It is and i started seeing a therapist and i started seeing a hypnotherapist and so i was doing therapy twice a week for a couple of months and the therapist really helps me kind of start to calm my system because i was just like completely blown out charged and we started to unpack some of my and other things that we're probably not helping my overall mental health and the hypnotherapist was a very unique and interesting experience. She came from young ian perspective. Which i fan of young so spicy. But essentially it was like Guided meditation where. I was really put in these really positive sceneries in my mind. And i'm very visual when i meditate. So it felt very teleported. Like i was teleported to another place where i didn't feel all of these things that i have to feel in my everyday life. And so she knows who. she is. An internal grateful for the help that she gave me and she gave me probably the most useful phrase. That is now my mantra when it comes to pm dd. It was the key that i needed in order to shifts the way that i looked at it and she said one day after i just was like losing..
"elizabeth" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Meets next now. We're gonna talk about elizabeth homes the former ceo of theranos a testing startup. That did not exactly do what was promised to the point where homes as you probably have heard is awaiting criminal trial right now and we're gonna talk about we're homes fits into the era of the girl boss. Emily would you consider homes girl boss. Okay so when we. I decided to talk about this. I thought she wasn't a girl boss. Now i've decided she is definitely a girl boss. Elizabeth holmes was definitely girl boss because she just fell into that marketing apparatus of girl boss. She was celebrated as a woman shannon. You pointed out that. She was celebrated as a woman of the year in glamour. She landed on the cover of fortune. Magazine famously. She was widely covered and celebrated for being the first female billionaire entrepreneur. If you watch the documentary about her on. Hbo which i recommend. There's like scenes of her sort of surrounded by women who clearly are looking up to her as a girl boss. It's like she didn't go round. Like sophia amoroso. An an advertiser self as a girl boss but she sought out all that coverage And she she basically leaned into positioning herself as a girl boss. I think lean into being a girl. Lost i agree. I think that. I think that you know people around her treated her like a girl boss. There's a lot of like subtext. Maybe even taxed in john kerry ruse book bad blood where she was this charming sort of like granddaughter like figure to some of her investors. She worked while on the cover of these magazines. Because they could say you know. We're promoting equality We're putting a woman on the cover. Choose a self made woman girl billionaire and also there's other element now as she is solidified in the chronicles of history as kind of a scammer. Where sophia amoruso talks about in her book the little bit that i could stomach really listening to this weekend about how the first thing she sold online was a book. She stole on ebay and how she engaged in like shoplifting and petty thievery before reforming herself to start this multimillion dollar company. And i think that in both of them they're sort of this strain of like being immune to the rules of society in a way and kind of whatever you have to say or do to get yourself to the top kind of is okay because you're furthering this larger cause of like changing the world with like your unit and your but it's interesting you mentioned sort of like do whatever it takes to get to the top pull off the scam because so many men who make it to the top are also doing whatever it takes. The facebook motto. That mark zuckerberg came up with his move fast and break things people loved until recently. Adam newman the co founder of we work who basically another kind of scammer and these people. Adam newman zuckerberg have been criticized for these things. But i think. I think the women the girl bosses get criticized. More harshly i. There is higher expectations. That women aren't gonna scam. You rip you off light. You do whatever it takes right. Yes so. I think one of the things i think about when you know the question of are we harder and women than we are on men comes. Up is the fact that elizabeth homes is actions have consequences for other women who are not in any way. She conducted her except for the fact that they're women there. Is this piece in the new york times. A couple of weeks ago titled based to live in the shadow of their noses elizabeth homes about female entrepreneurs facing comparisons to homes when they're talking to investors and having a little bit of a harder time selling people on it if the marketing apparatus of woman entrepreneur in silicon valley was a good strategy for promoting company. And then the top woman topples it becomes a little bit of like dodgers poisonous strategy but like a way to exist. That's been tainted. It's the curse of the i i think see it for people of color to allot. It's there's so much expectations on you so much expectations on you when you're the first the first female billionaire the first successful entrepreneur. That's a woman that it's going to. It's going to rain on everyone else and it's just it's not fair i don't know i'm i doubt that men are going into you know being compared to like adam knew the same like the same level of toxicity ramifications way. Maybe there's a guy with like a co working idea. I'd the heart. But yeah co working might be tainted by. Adam newman but like there are plenty of. Ceo's named adam that are going to be fine literally. That may look just like him. That will be fine like it's not His downfall doesn't like diminish all the other atoms. All the other longish haired ceos. They're probably going to be okay. But because there are so few women homes her falling off a pedestal. Kind of like shakes everyone else's foundations too. So maybe this is a good time to talk about. If we think home is going to play up the fact that she's a woman and the fact that women are subject to sexism at her trial. John kerry ru on his podcast bad blood. The final chapter talked about the fact that elizabeth homes as a new mom. And he says he's kind of he self-aware implications of s. i thought was like oh my god. She's doing it for sympathy. Yeah like i have to admit that was. That is kind of my main thought. Too hard to look at this person who's been in the public eye as a scammer. Not think that cynically about about her motives. Yeah not only has john kerry and others said oh. Elizabeth home just got pregnant for sympathy to make her the juror. Feel more empathy for her but also the reporting says her her defense will be that her boyfriend at the time when she was at theranos that chief operating officer of theranos sonny bloch wani. was abusing her physically and mentally. And that's why she did her scam. I think it's a it's a longshot. Defense and also puts all of us in a weird the jury the media and in this weird position where we all say we wanna take these kinds of allegations seriously at the same. It's hard to take them seriously when it's coming from elizabeth homes. It's really kind of a mess. It's important to note that sunny by wani. has i think through his lawyers. Spokespersons has denied all those allegations categorically and says there was no such abuse at all so kevin hunter an outside consultant hired tibet theranos who has been subpoenaed to testify at the trial told. Abc's podcast the dropout that during his time interacting with their house. It was very clear that elizabeth was in charge. That it was just ludicrous to think that sunny it was controlling her. Because elizabeth defense. Maybe that she wasn't in charge that this was really sonny's operation..
"elizabeth" Discussed on We Saw the Devil
"This crazy lady and a castle killing people like you should probably take a check on that. Didn't care until there was supposedly nobles involved right but the reasons are very complex and we will get to their momentarily on december thirtieth of sixteen o nine elizabeth bathroom and four of her personal servants. Were arrested and that includes three female servants and one male. The servants were put on trial in sixteen. Eleven and three of them were executed after confessing to the crimes under extreme torture. Now thurs oh being elizabeth's cousin and being her dead husband's like closest confidante and friend debated holding a trial for elizabeth but after lengthy correspondence with batteries sons-in-law and own son. He decided that it would cost too much of a scandal. For the nobility all across hungary elizabeth battery was eventually confined to her chambers. It castle teach and in a letter that thor's oh wrote king matijas. He claimed that bathroom was shut away in her room. And that had been bricked up safer a small door for her chamber pot and also food in reality. She had full freedom to move about her castle as she chose. Elizabeth remained there until she died on august sixteenth. Sixteen fourteen at the age of fifty four. Now it is important to mention that there is zero zero physical or written evidence of any torture or murders having taken place at the hands of elizabeth battery out of the two hundred eighty nine supposed witnesses. That came forward. Two hundred and sixty of them said they had no first-hand knowledge and that they were merely passing on information of what they were told by someone else who heard it from someone else. We're talking second and third hand information on almost ninety percent of these witnesses. her servants were tortured into confessions. After they were arrested. And i think the biggest hell hell of all is the fact that if elizabeth bathroom had been found guilty and been sentenced to death if she had gone on trial for this if she had been convicted all of her lands would have been seized by the king however imprisonment allowed her family members to take control of her possessions. Remember how her sons-in-law knew about her arrest and negotiated for house arrest. King matias himself. The royal court owed her money. Remember how she and act would basically kept the country afloat during the hungarian ottoman wars..
"elizabeth" Discussed on We Saw the Devil
"To circulate directly after for knox death. It turns out. Elizabeth was the one who was supposedly responsible. And this is where the real legend of the countess elizabeth bathroom began. Georgie georgia thursday. Oh order to notaries to go across elizabeth's lands all across our seventeen villages in collect testimonies from witnesses. Apparently they found more than three hundred witnesses willing to talk about the atrocities. These included priests nobleman Different castle employees as well as commoners. According to these testimonies elizabeth's first victims were the adolescent daughters of local peasants supposedly. They were lured her home with a promise. Paid work as servants later after elizabeth opened up a gyna- siham or basically a school for noble girls to learn courtly responsibilities and etiquette. It was said that she then began to kill those girls. Many witnesses claimed that there were nightly abductions were adolescent. Girls were pulled from their beds and taken in the middle of the night others claim to be former servants themselves of elizabeth household and that managed to escape and recounted hearing terrifying screams. Gory scenes at blood drenched castle. Walls each supposed- account of elizabeth bathrooms torture session began the same way. A major servant would unknowingly make a small mistake and that would bring down the entirety of elizabeth's wrath the most common incidence from the witness statements included. Beatings burnings mutilations. And all of this all of this included ears eyes noses it was said that elizabeth would bite the flesh off of faces arms and shoulders. The she would throw people into her dungeon the girls into her dungeon freezing and starving them to death. She apparently was also a fan of you. Using needles and fire and again it was said that fern not hot elizabeth the ways of military torture and because of her dark disturbed nature. She took to it like malta. Like a moth to a flame but apparently elizabeth bathroom truly particularly relished in the psychological torture of her victims after piercing and prodding victim with needles. She would reportedly say quote. If it hurts the hor- she can pull it out..
"elizabeth" Discussed on We Saw the Devil
"So they were. In fact the most well-connected as was the custom at the time royalty sometimes married within their own families. I mean everyone knows the inbreeding jokes. Right so generational inbreeding elizabeth's mother and father were actually first cousins. Both from the bathroom side of the family. This could actually potentially explain why she was plagued with health problems throughout her life but especially during her childhood and fun fact. Elizabeth bathroom is actually remotely related. To vlad the third via marriage whom many of you know as dracula himself vlad the impaler but as a child elizabeth would have epileptic seizures. She was frequently ill and she would reportedly go into fits of white hot rage on a dime. Very little is actually known about her childhood but the urban legend and myth has seemingly just multiplied taken on a life of its own throughout the years. I it was reported that her uncle taught her satanism and witchcraft. Then it was a satanic doctor who attempted to treat her epilepsy with healthy blood. Taken from the peasants apply to elizabeth's forehead via a piece of their own skull. And even though we are talking about the sixteenth century here. I think it's pretty safe to say that. That is most likely bullshit. What we do know though is that. She lived in aristocratic and privileged life. Getting the best education afforded to members of her class. She spoke four languages fluently. Hungarian which was her native language. Greek latin and german and to reiterate there is zero hard evidence of her demeanor. At this time it's widely reported and you may find this online on various youtube about videos about her that when she was a child she saw man sewn into the belly of a horse And that she laughed. She was completely unfazed by violence. But there is actually no record of this. And i will say i will explain that. Later at the end of the episode now she was betrothed to marry count fern off nazi a member of a different powerful hungarian family when she was only ten years old for knock was fifteen at the time at age thirteen. She got pregnant by peasant boy the year before she was set to mary fernie now considering that elizabeth was nobility that was a pretty big faux pas..
"elizabeth" Discussed on We Saw the Devil
"So that brings us to bet battery or elizabeth bathroom for us english-speakers which i will be referring her to for the remainder of the episode after a literally limitless number of films plays poems and books have been written about her. She is also known. As the blood countess lady dracula and the blood lady of qatif ish. She's been given countless nicknames. Just based on what she was suspected of doing and i use the word suspected in h. One and bold formatting but what she actually a victim of the patriarchal culture of her time or was she just really one of the most vicious and bloodthirsty female serial killers with ever lived. I mean that's kind of polar opposites there right. Elizabeth bathroom was born on august. Seventh fifteen sixty on her family's estate in hungary now they were a very powerful protestant family. Calvin est actually and they were one of the most prominent families in the entirety of eastern europe. Her father and mother. Baron george the six by three and baroness on bathroom respectively. More or less controlled its own miniature kingdom within hungary which consisted of modern. Day transylvania in romania. Her uncle. stephen bathroom was the king of poland. So they were. In fact the most well-connected as was the custom at the time royalty sometimes married within their own families. I mean everyone knows the inbreeding jokes. Right so generational inbreeding elizabeth's mother and father were actually first cousins. Both from the bathroom side of the family. This could actually potentially explain why she was plagued with health problems throughout her life but especially during her childhood and fun fact. Elizabeth bathroom is actually remotely related. To vlad the third via marriage whom many of you know as dracula himself vlad the impaler but as a child elizabeth would have epileptic seizures. She was frequently ill and she would reportedly go into fits of white hot rage on a dime. Very little is actually known about her childhood but the urban legend and myth has seemingly just multiplied taken on a life of its own throughout the years. I it was reported that her uncle taught her satanism and witchcraft. Then it was a satanic doctor who attempted to treat her epilepsy with healthy blood. Taken from the peasants apply to elizabeth's forehead via a piece of their own
"elizabeth" Discussed on Life Transformation Radio
"And practices wage Elizabeth. Welcome to life transformation radio. Well, thank you for having me. Absolutely, so glad to have you here. You have an incredible story. I saw your tedx talk. I love how you had the war paint, and it was just so powerful. It just really loved watching that and and I know you have an incredible story, you know, your bio. You have a lot of stuff going on a lot and it's interesting, I love that wage because our past it doesn't Define who we are but it allows us to be Who We Are..
"elizabeth" Discussed on WSB-AM
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"elizabeth" Discussed on Daily Pop
"We have to talk about some breaking news. That just happened. We all woke up this morning to queen elizabeth's announcement that prince. Philip has passed away at ninety nine years old. The queen announced that he died peacefully this morning at windsor castle. There's a memorial of flowers growing there and also outside of buckingham palace. They were married for over seventy years and their love story started when elizabeth was just thirteen years old. The cream has the quality of tolerance. The bundles prince loves romance with queen. Elizabeth was one for the agents. He was born into royalty on june tenth. Nineteen twenty one and after going to school in germany france and the uk. He joined the british royal navy. When fell was eighteen. He began exchanging letters with a thirteen year. Old princess elizabeth. They married when she was twenty. One in nineteen forty seven. It was her marriage to the edinburgh. Perhaps we i realized the personality of how queen to be he would watch her become queen. Elizabeth second was to be only the seventh queen of england. Since the days of william the conqueror the prince left after military service becoming his wife's most loyal and loving alive the father of their four children and many more grandchildren. No one could make the queen break into a smile or laugh like him together. They went through seven decades of service celebration and scandal. I have done my best with vince. Phillips constant love and help within for remain listencleveland is the tolls is one essentially ingredient. And they have been married. It meant be quite so important when things well but it is absolutely vital when things get difficult.
"elizabeth" Discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"This is our agenda. She would say either no or yes and they kind of had to go with that I'm telling you like winston churchill. Would you a harvard under the show. Friend of the show and maggie thatch but they would go to her with their complaints or issues or whatever it was on the docket for the day there and it was sort of up to her to decide what was what she deemed inappropriate or appropriate. And what right. And they kinda just had to go with it. And i can't imagine the weight of that on your shoulders and also how kind of cunning that the prime minister's had to be to sort of Like a you know Talk her into something. Or maybe not i don't i don't know To be a fly on the wall. I suppose right but Sorry what was the question again. I don't know if it's a question. I think it's just us Having a good time at this point part of the government yeah. I think she's more a figure and somebody that that everybody Not everybody sorry. That england or the uk has grown up with respect for you respect them and they're not always you know Pushing bills across lake. The you know the floor of the government but they are there as kind of an institution. Yeah elizabeth. do you think first of all. Did you ever as a little girl by two. And i don't want to buy into but i already did buy into the whole princess. Princess story that they sell two little girls in at least in this country. I don't know about other kinds not in russia. unfortunately I i was a big snow white fan. And i don't think it was because she was the princess you fell asleep and the boy had to come and kiss her. I think it was because By that time this was before like little mermaid. There was only one brunette princess. No i get that. And i associated. I understood her. I have brown hair brown diamond mayor. Ed thank you. I was just waiting for some jobs. I'm interviewing for system. I don't want to cross borders yet. You're getting those references. I write. I need three by the end of the day But anyways it was just. I think it was because she had brown hair. And i had brown hair. And there is like cinderella and princess aurora and all the other princesses that had blond hair and i was like like yuck representation matters into that because it really it really shapes us as a child like and we don't really understand not until late we're older and go. Oh but that sleepy bitch she. I mean i loved her. I loved her so much inactive. But you know memorable care seven guys and at the end of the day. Let's be honest and it had like ward off evil wet. Okay yeah yeah. I i think i think there's something to be said because i was gonna make the parallel with two inactive bitches the your enlargement and queen elizabeth not the most active characters. Just generally right pilot about them. How dare i. don't you know again. I'm just going to express. Maybe that's a good segue to express for joe and i our opinions on queen elizabeth. At this point. I would love that. I don't have one like i don't. I'm one of those people who's like i don't know i guess she's cool. I don't know like. I don't have strong feelings. I don't follow royal family. Only excitement about the royal family was when former guest of the podcast. Gabe mountain shout definitely fan and friend of the show. He was like In high school he was friends with meghan markle and so like he told some stories about how they went to all the excitement. And but i But i wonder..
"elizabeth" Discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"God said you are put in this position to serve your country. You by god were putting this position to serve your country and its duty over everything else and the amount of wealth and the amount of resources they have in everything else. It's it's beyond our comprehension to understand it. And i think a lot of people do sort of just say i. I don't. I don't understand what it is and rightfully but you understand it because you are indeed right now wearing tiara anti handled. I didn't even see. I have listed minister apparently like a very special ring. Tell us about the ring. I have a i have the it's a it's not. It's a fake okay. But the princess. Diana engagement ring when she was engaged. Charles in whatever nineteen eighty something and dot very much speaks to me in in a weird way. I like wearing the tory. It's also the one that kate middleton has who who she wears very because didn't they told me the did i catch a ride at some point in my life. Diana had bunch you beef with the current subject of the podcast. Didn't she ocean current old queen queen elizabeth's okay. So here's why said it's such a complicated way. Let's let's start from the very beginning star. go all the way dropping. We're jumping to diana too quickly. So beat us leader. I think the reason queen. Elizabeth is so polarizing is that she was first of all she was coronated at twenty seven years old. I mean what were you doing at twenty seven years old is begging guys in my in. Life has gone down like wrapping banging met my current husband. Yeah yeah you should had time. It was like to to lead a country let alone you know the head of the church of england and staff. It's like i. it just boggles my night. however she's also been Kind of behind..
"elizabeth" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"How to attend for longer periods of time. Parents often have unrealistic expectations about what their children's should be able to do when the children haven't learned how and that bleeds over into the school system and the diagnostic process. You look pretty good research about absolutely. This is a deep hole that we could go down. That's for sure. And certain i think about media in particular i think about almost the daily bombardment of the current situation that we are experienced. Globally together is one big big family..
"elizabeth" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"You probably won't need as much or perhaps any counseling and therapy. But here's the challenge in any circumstance for the is an economic stream attached to a particular process. Debt process has to increase its market share. Care what it is and so it benefits the medical community that makes it's living on the suffering to keep coming up with more and more no seas. I mean for heaven's sakes in the diagnostic and statistical manual and matt diagnostic statistical manual of mental disorders. The d. is in five. Whatever is if you grieve more than six months. It can be diagnosed as a mental illness. Seriously if your parents have died you know or if a loved one has died. You know while grief abates over six months. It's with you a long time. Why should that be a mental illness. Why should be a normal process that we help each other with. Yeah yeah and if i think about something like adhd for example. When i was growing up there was never even such a definition is this what is an example of what you took. It is because if you take children who have. Adhd or even children have gone to the point of developing what's called a reactive reactive attachment disorder ari d Those children when you swin appearance parents are taught how to spend fifteen minutes a day with that one child in one spot. The same spot. At the same time every day there's your consistency and nears your undivided attention. Froman adult he's acting like an adult often. No symptoms disappear but let me point out some of the contributing factors that make. add adhd such such popular diagnoses. When you look at television and television drives attention span. You know whatever people like to watch what they like to watch. But you could go back to sesame street and sesame street studied children to find out how long they could pay attention and all of their programming sit was set to that particular link followed by an ad. The average attention span in classrooms..
"elizabeth" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"To be elissa. Elissa attorney said quote. No blood from elizabeth was found on anything that was seized from that home in quote. The had psychologist's take the stand. And said eliza was quote psychologically damaged and severely emotionally disturbed. They went on to testify that she suffers from major depression and has the.
"elizabeth" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"Are the host of the show. Yes how how fun is it to be able to kind of step out of that comfort zone and do something a little bit. Different in and sort of expand your horizons creatively with with crazy girls it so different When i first went into the show. I was a swaying men. Eventually a fulltime spot opened so i was offered that spot so then i became a full time dancers. I work six nights a week. One show a night and about a year and a half into the show My producer came up to me and they were looking to change up the middle act. They had they had a male that did comedy in magic on and things of that nature at the time and he had been in the show for a very long time if something like eight or ten years but they were looking to switch up that whole vibe and put a female that could host the show so that they could keep it all women in the show and he came up to me and he was like a danny. Is your new york italian. You like to talk to people. Or what do you put together fifteen minutes and show me and i was a cashier okay. That sounds great. Well i started doing that. And you realize fifteen minutes versus a long time somebody you know. I've never spoken on stage. I've never spoken that capacity before with an audience. So then i realized what i got myself into what once i commit to something. I have to do it so i was like well. If this is all completely shit then he'll just say nope not you and he'll go a different route and i'll just continue dancing happily. Show 'cause i really enjoy it so fast forward about a month and a half later and he wants to see stuff and now it's changed one eighty since that point but He likes you know the bones of what i had and i kept narrowing things down in tightening things up and now i have a solid ten to twelve minutes that i speak in the middle of the show. And some of it's just conversational. And i talked to different audience members and then some of that is You know jokes i do. Little one liners little stories with a joke backgrounds and things that happened in my life for friends around me. And and i i love it. It's it's it's become a a new hobby of mine so much to the point. Where now i've been dabbling with. I'm doing standup and trying to write my own original great content and then i just had done my first Open mic night here in las vegas. It was a tuesday. It was the first time that i was like okay. I'm gonna do this. There's probably going to be people that we know in town. It's okay i'm just getting there. This is for me and gotta have fun. So i did it. It went really well. And i was looking forward to coming back and doing the next week. There are definitely some things that i needed to improve on that first time and that was on a tuesday and then it was sunday in the world shutout now i just finally like what my big girl pants on instead of. Good talk myself into doing this. Another world shutdown. Give me lots of time to work on things and think about as well. I have to say hats off to you. And i admire you in a big way for taking the step out of your comfort zone and trying something. Like stand up comedy. I've i've gotten to know a few stand up comedians and spent time with them and and and it never ceases to amaze me how easy they make it look and it's not easy to do by any stretch of the imagination and as you said fifteen minutes that is forever are especially now that i know you know you know i can. I can get on stage. And i can talk to people and i can stretch that out for some time but if you're You know perfecting the craft of comedy in your following that you know there should be a laugh or joke. Every fifteen seconds. Fifteen seconds divided by fifteen minutes of the law of jokes a lot and god forbid something falls flat and there is no fifty sweating right now just thinking about but it's also what makes it so much fun to that's what gets my adrenaline going. I love a good you know adrenaline rush. Xactly exactly i wanna talk about covid and the pandemic and all of that. Now that's affected you guys it it. It kills me to see show shutdown and my friends people that i consider family that i see more often than i see my real family. I used to see more often than i see my real family going through all of this. But it's amazing. How so many of you guys have managed keep busy throughout the pandemic and stay in front of an audience even if it's just a virtual audience You've managed to do that in some great ways and some really interesting ways folks. That may not know. You're engaged to murray the magician. Had on the podcast yes. Murray's an awesome guy and and was so much fun to talk to and you guys have kept so busy through this doing so many different things we really have. It's been a great time. You know and marina before coded were both so busy all the time you know doing my show and him doing his and then he had just got a guest spot physician and another show down the strip so now he was doing two shows and You know six nights a week and and even on our days off. Sometimes we'd be picking up gigs or or different jobs here there so we never had a whole lot of time to do the things that you know people that work. Maybe a normal schedule and have like a a friday night until monday morning off to go do a weekend trip and things of that nature. So we've gotten to see family members. We got to go up to canada for the first time and see where he grew up. He got to show me that and hang out with mom saw job and then we got to go. Upstate new york and see my parents and i got to show him around where i grew up. All my favorite spots. And now where. I was wonder woman and all sorts of fun. You know little day trips and And then we also started landscaping business called dirt dreams landscaping and. It's really taken off. I mean we started just putting some flyers out word of mouth and and had a couple big jaws. we'd go and and reduce somebody's backyard. That might take us two to three days. And so those are a little bit more sporadic but now we have received a couple. Hoa contracts and we're doing like a dozen houses a week where we're going out and trimming bushes and trees in doing yard cleanups and then you we get the couple once or twice a week. We get one of the big projects to do something super like you know transform. Somebody's backyard which is also one of our favorite Projects to do. Because we're so creative that you get to design this new yard for you know for somebody to enjoy their space. So that's been great. And i also do massage therapy so and i do that out of my home and and i'm still taking clients as long as everybody is. You know everybody's falling the covert rules So that keeps me busy and marines back to work which is awesome. He's like one of the only shows on a strip that's actually performing And you know so. We're still keeping busy but we've enjoyed this time to have a more experiences time together and it's really been great for us. I guess somebody told me the other day like yep cove it at either tears apart or builds up a relationship and we got engaged so ours is a buildup situation. That's so awesome. And i love hearing the the positive stories that are coming out of this. You're not the first person i've talked to. Who said you know what it's been kind of nice to be able to take this step away and focus on some passion projects that we haven't been able to work on for the last x. number of years because we've been doing a headlining show on the strip seven nights a week and just going crazy out of our minds busy and i think it's really cool that you guys have have stepped out and done something so different from entertainment for yourself and murrieta to do something like that. I think is is really really cool. He's so good at it too. I mean Between between the two of us we own three houses and he did his front and backyard of both houses that he owns he built a fireplace. He built a little mini. Putt putt on the side of the house. And then on the house. That i own a couple years ago. This is before he even have the idea like. Hey i think we should start a because i think we should do that You know during kobe. The he's doing stuff for years and so we redid the front yard of the house that i own and then during the pandemic when we got to go visit my siblings We redid her little patio back area and put in some fake grass. And so we've just been finding ourselves to keep busy. In general during the pandemic is saying. Oh look do you need your backyard. Something you buy the supplies. We'll come and redesigned for you and then we realized hey we should probably Maybe make us into a business while Oh yeah we don't have jobs so yeah it's been awesome. Speaking of getting back out and performing one of the best parts about going to a vegas show was the intimacy of it. And you're in this room and you're not very far from the performance you know you can see them clearly and they can see you clearly. And you're you're in there tight with a bunch of strangers and just really enjoying a show As things start to open up and they opened up with restrictions how do you see this effecting ah show for example. Like crazy girls. How is this going to affect the the audience experienced the The performer experience. What what do you foresee as as the big changes. I guess the real answer is we won't know until we get there. But i think without a doubt in my mind that first of all i don't think that entertainment will go anywhere because entertainment is what it's people's escape. It's what makes people smile at. You know it's it's what they look forward to doing in their free time to. You know to lift their spirits. So i think that there's always going to be a need and want for entertainment. I think the capacity of what is going to do well as is definitely going to change once the world comes back. i think For our show crazy girls like ratio is well because they're smaller shows And they have less overhead and cheaper ticket prices comparative seeing some big production show like a cirque show. I think that they're going to thrive. I think that people are going to appreciate shows more. And because of that they'll be more selective and and we'll have better audiences and People that really want to be there and that need it. And i think that crazy girls is going to really thrive when we're able to open back up and get back to doing what we're love. Hopefully that's sooner rather than later. Yeah hopefully sooner than later. you know. we're hoping by the spring. You know there's talk it could be next week but that probably be the case Just because of where the pandemic said and you know where the world's out with how many vaccines have been released in south but there is improvement. There is the light at the end of the tunnel and I know it will definitely happen. It's just a matter of time and you know our our state right now. Still under some fairly strict restrictions our state guidelines just due to trying to keep everybody healthy but as time goes on and there's more vaccines and the numbers drop more more and the likeliness of us coming back. You know hopefully sooner than later and if people wanna keep up with you on social media. You're quite active particularly on instagram. How would a person go about finding you danny showgirl d. a. n. i. showgirl on instagram and facebook is danny elizabeth Danny elizabeth seven if you happen to be on tiktok but instagram is definitely one of my favorite platforms and then coming and the next week or two. We have some projects coming up on social media and on facebook. I'll have a page that will be launched and It's called it. Danny elizabeth a bunch really cool videos and Some pranks with showgirls than some cool stuff. That will be on there so you have to check it out. Awesome looking forward to To check and all that out. Danny thank you so much for taking the time to jump on and chat with me. I really really appreciate.