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A highlight from Dennis & Julie: Exciting versus Enduring
"Hey everybody, Dennis Prager with Julie Hartman, Dennis and Julie. One of my favorite hour and 12 minutes of the week. Me too. Isn't that amazing? Yes. And what's also amazing is that we actually do probably three or four Dennis and Julie's a week that are not recorded because we talk on the phone so often. And sometimes, I don't know if you think this, sometimes when we're done speaking, I'm like, wish that were recorded. Really? Yes. That's an interesting point. But you know what's also great? We are very personal on this show. There's really, I can't think of many things that we talk about privately that we wouldn't talk about publicly. I think people understand that. That's why that guy called me and I've talked about this a lot, said, I have a great word for you Dennis, transparent, because I decided early on in my career that as unnatural as it seems, because people obviously hide parts of their lives from others, I thought I'm going to hide as little as possible. That's why people say to me more often than any other things when strangers meet me, you know, I feel like I really know you and I'm sorry and I say, you do. I can attest to that as someone who knows you off the air as well as on the air, listeners really do know you. It's also just easier being transparent because I can imagine that it's difficult to have to think, oh, did I say that? Should I say this? That's right. It's just kind of your default. It's like it's easier to be faithful than have an affair. Aside from all the moral issues and the hurt of my spouse, all of that stuff, putting aside that they're all real. A major reason not to have an affair is because of the amount of hiding you have to do and lying. It is not possible to have an affair and not become a serial liar. Well, one lie begets another lie, which begets another. It has to. I mean, if you say I was at the doctor's and they say, how was it? And then you go, yeah, let's say your wife runs into the doctor. You know, like it just it's this tangled web of of deceit that's I can imagine difficult to keep up. You know, in that regard, it's amazing how our conversations just developed. So I'm going to say something that will strike people at the outset as odd at best and maybe even bad at worst. So when I meet somebody who's having an affair, because people open up to me, in most instances, my first reaction, I may know more and change my reaction, is I feel bad for them. I obviously feel bad for the spouse, that's a given. But my sense is, and by the way, I believed this when I was your age, well before I was ever married. I sensed that most people who have an affair, it is not because they're bad. And oh my God, I can't believe I'm saying this to you. One of my favorite Bible commentaries is by Richard Elliot Friedman. He is a brilliant scholar, University of California, San Diego now. I think he's at the University of Georgia, a major biblical scholar. And if I say that, you can believe me because I know my Bible. And he's written a commentary on the Torah, which I love. I love it. And obviously I'm writing my own. So I refer to his. Under adultery, in other words, the commandment, thou shalt commit adultery. He wrote, I wish I had the entire, I could find it, but we don't have breaks during Dennis and Julie, but I would like to read it exactly. But he wrote, and I just read this to my synagogue this past Sabbath, I read his line about this. That good people commit adultery, and he italicized good. And I thought that this guy's human. And I've been faithful, so I have no self -interest in this. But to assume that everybody who commits adultery is evil is beyond simplistic. You commit murder, okay, if that's not evil, you could say, well, you could say a good person could commit evil, could commit murder. It's a bit of a stretch. It could happen, but generally speaking, that's not true. But anyway, good people who commit adultery, and by good, I mean the non -serial adulterers people who just go from affair to affair, I have no defense of as a human being. You mean like a one -time thing? Yes, or fell in love. If somebody falls in love with somebody else while married, it usually means there's a lot problematic in the marriage. People in love with their spouse don't fall in love with another spouse. Okay, this is such a good topic, and I want to pause and say what we always say. We had no idea that we were going to discuss this. I love that about this show. It just blossoms. Because it's real. It's real, and it's incredibly spontaneous. Okay, a lot of questions. This is where I'm going to evoke the, what do you call your radio show, the Human Laboratory? This is where this is particularly useful. So most people who tell you about their infidelity, I'm assuming most of them are male? Or is it even? Yes, that's correct. What would you say the percentage is? Of those who tell me? Yes. It's high. It's 75%. Male? Yeah. Okay. And usually, do they tell you that they're unhappy in their marriage? Yeah. And what is the most cited reason for the unhappiness? They don't feel loved by their spouse. Loved in what way? You're tough. I'm not trying to be tough. She is tough. All right. Maybe, okay. You don't want to go there. No, no. There's nowhere I don't want to go. Anyway, even if I don't want to go, I go there. That's true. So, okay. For the record, generally speaking, a man who feels sexually fulfilled with his wife is going to stay faithful. This is so foreign to women that they just have to take my word for it. That's not how women think. Women do not have affairs because they're not sexually fulfilled by their husband. Some might, I fully acknowledge, but they don't feel emotionally fulfilled. That's much more a woman's reason, and I have just as much sympathy for her as for him. It's not, all I'm saying is, and I don't even remember how we got on this, but it's amazing that we did. How did we? Yeah. It's funny. I usually remember the genesis of a subject, but all I'm saying is when I meet people, my first reaction is not, wow, that's evil. If I met a murderer, yeah, or not even a murderer. Frankly, doctors who give hormone blockers to 10 -year -olds are doing evil. I have much more contempt for them than for somebody who had an affair. Okay, so let me ask you this. Let's say you got a call from a guy who was five years into his marriage. He has three or two young children, and he calls you and he goes, Dennis, I am not happy in my marriage. It's not awful, but I'm not happy, and I have my eyes on another woman. What do I do? Do I stay in my marriage that's unhappy, or do I leave because I'm unhappy? I'd say do everything possible to make yourself happy in your marriage, which by the way involves obviously working it through with your wife, but it also involves working it through with yourself. So, I'm a guy's guy. I'm male as as they come. So, men really relate to me. Happily, a lot of women do too, but it's not the same thing. Male -male is not the same as female -male. Okay, so I understand men really well, and I explain men to women. So, both sexes have to adopt the Prager notion of not having too many expectations. I think it's fair to say, nobody says this, because sex is ironic. We have a sexually drenched society, and yet people never talk honestly about it. That is very well said. It's mind -boggling. It's mind -boggling. You're so right, and people get upset when you talk about it. That's right, because I'm honest. So here is something I would say to men, guys, just know you are not going to have the sexual life you fantasized in the vast majority of cases. It's just the way it works. You mean when you get married? Yeah, when you get married. I'm sorry, that's right. I wasn't clear. Yes, when you get married. And therefore, you enjoy what you have. Now, obviously, I'm not going to give it a time factor limit. It's different when you're 25 than when you're 55 or 75. All of that is real. But I remember when I was in high school thinking, wow, to be married, you have this woman anytime you want. Oh, gosh. Such a male thought. Exactly. This was worth the entire broadcast. My comment and your reaction? I think I represent all women. Yes, exactly. Watching and listening. And I represent all men. That's the point. So that was my fantasy in high school. Oh, my God, it must be the greatest possible situation being married. She's there whenever you want her. So men… I just looked at the camera. So men have to understand it's not going to be that way. Are there exceptions? I'm talking in general, of course, there are exceptions to every rule in life. So I really ought to, if I had the time, I would write an advice book to men. Oh, you really should. Who is it? George Gilder wrote that man book? That man book? Sexual Suicide and the Naked Nomad. He deeply influenced me. So, men need to understand… By the way, we all need to understand… I don't know what women's fantasies are about marriage. Her fantasies are not likely to be fully realized either. So it's best probably not to have fantasy… I don't care if you have fantasies, it's fine to have a fantasy life, but in the sense of directing you in your emotional reaction is not a good idea. And in your reality, it can't direct your reality too much. That's right. So I have told men, I'll tell you where I feel for men. And that is, if they're married to a woman, I'm just talking the sexual arena now. If they're married to a woman who doesn't take care of herself physically, that's given the power of looks in the human species, it's the female that attracts the male. I know there are gorgeous men who attract women, but most men are not gorgeous. What attracts women to men is not that they're gorgeous. they're Certainly when reached by age of 30, a high school girl is going to go, Oh God, is he gorgeous? Oh God, you know, that's fine, it's part of life. But one of the biggest ways you show you love your husband is by taking care of yourself physically, trying to look good. And the proof is you tried to look good when you dated. Why did you stop trying once you got married? That's not fair to him. You're right, and it's not fair when men have B .O. and also don't take care of themselves, which I know you recognize. No, of course, but that's not the same thing. The B .O. holds for both, but looking gorgeous or as gorgeous as you can, I mean, looking cute. In peacocks, the male attracts the female. In humans, the female attracts the male. It's just the way it works. And if she succeeds in doing it, he gets aroused and they make the next generation. That is how human sexuality works. I really love what you said a few minutes ago about we live in this over sexualized society that also gets so upset when people like you and me talk about sexual matters, not to overhype our importance, but people who are brave enough to talk about sex within with a Judeo -Christian good values worldview are so valuable. I don't understand. Yeah, but a lot of them do, but they're not real. A lot of the religious people who talk about sexual matters are not rooted in the real world. So what is an example? Masturbation. Wow, welcome to Dennis and Julie. But the proof is nobody feels that they can talk about it. Yes, that's true. I mean, I debated a guy, very religious guy, seen by hundreds of thousands of people on the internet. He said, masturbation is evil. And he's speaking from a religious point of view. Evil? I said, I looked at him and I said, evil? I mean, if he says it's a sin, fine. Every religion has a whole list of sins. But evil? And I challenged him. I said, are you serious? It's evil? I mean, child molestation is evil. Genocide is evil. I know. Masturbation is the charge. Of course it does. So religious, you're right about the Judeo -Christian values perspective. Unfortunately, a lot of religious people have made religion look silly and people have therefore rejected it. You know, you're right. I think a lot of people point to something like that and go, that's just, that's too far for me. It's too far, exactly. It's difficult, the job of being religious, because you obviously want to promote good values, but you also want to be real and recognize that there are certain thoughts and proclivities and actions that a lot of human beings partake in. And so it's about mitigating the, I was going to say mitigating the harm of those, but allowing them to happen as long as they don't go too far or as long as they're not harmful. Yeah, that's right. So people should read a book by an Orthodox rabbi, Shmueli Boteach, who's a well -known rabbi, B -O -T -E -A -C -H, in English, Boteach, but it's pronounced Boteach, and it's called Kosher Sex. It's a great book. That's a good title. Great title. And whole his thesis is, you keep sex within a marriage, but within a marriage, do whatever the hell you want, providing the other person agrees, obviously. And, you know, as raunchy as it may sound to the outsider, if you two agree to it, the only restriction is that it's not with another. You know, God, of course, I forgot my train of thought. I just I really marvel at how real this is. And sometimes when you make these comments, I think, God, he is gutsy. He really goes there. You know, I am gutsy. I want to tell you, this is very revealing about me. People will take it for what it's worth. I decided very early in my life, if I want to do good in this world, that's all I've ever wanted to do. I will not shy away from putting myself out there and knowing I'm going to get slapped. And that's the reason I do it. It's not fun to talk about masturbation, but I know how many people are traumatized by the message you're doing evil. And it makes religion and God look bad, and I don't like that. Mm hmm. And here's the thing, also, it's uncomfortable to acknowledge, but it's the truth. People do the like I mean, this is the whole point of the conversation. People do these things. What are we going to pretend like they don't exist? We have to deal with them. And I think it's cowardly to run away. Look, I have told you, Dennis, that I grew up in a house that didn't talk about these matters. And I'm grateful, actually, because I think there are certain boundaries that ought to be respected. And I there's a time and a place to discuss things like this, but we do have that forum to do it. And I don't understand I don't understand when people deny reality. We are seeing the harm in the United States today of denying reality, including in the sexual arena. I mean, that's this whole hookup culture thing by by contorting reality to make women believe that they want sex as much as men is harming women. Plain and simple it is. Is it uncomfortable to acknowledge the reality of males extreme sexual proclivities? Yes, but we have to because we're seeing the consequences when we don't. So I applaud you. And I do think sometimes I'm like, wow, he he's really going there. He's gutsy. But but people need a good role model for these matters. Well, you don't make a good world if you're not gutsy. True. You can't build a good world on cowardice. And it's so hypocritical because people people have sex. People do these things. And I don't I don't I dislike the people that that are on some kind of moral high ground when they talk about this stuff. It's like, please, you do it to your human being. Don't act like you don't partake in these things that you decry. Right. And some of them probably don't. But my question is, are they better human beings in general? You know, I talked I said to you what Richard Elliott Friedman said, that a lot of people who commit adultery are good people. It's because it's it's weakness more than anything or or something else. I'm not talking about serial adulterers.
A highlight from LGM Podcast: NFC Preview
"This is how, this is how Kellen Clemens ends up playing for 17 years in the NFL. This is the Lawyer's Guns and Money Podcast. All right, well, shall we move on to the NFC now? Absolutely. All right, well, let us talk the NFC East, which is an interesting division in the sense that you have a Cowboys team, which is every year is the year they're about to go back to the Super Bowl, and then it never happens ever, ever, ever. An Eagles team that certainly should be very good. A Giants team that is interesting, I think, and a Washington team I don't believe in at all. But at least Daniel Snyder is not in control anymore. There's probably two wins right there. So projections, and again, for somebody like models always love the Cowboys. Once again, Cowboys 11 wins, Eagles 10, the Giants 6 .4, so models not high on the Giants. I think I understand why, although they certainly could beat that. And actually, the commanders actually have a higher win projection. I scrolled too far. They're actually 7 .6. So the model actually likes the commanders a little bit more than the Giants, which is not absolutely unreasonable, although I don't think that's how most people would pick it. So first of all, this is another case where at the top of the division, I think the model is pretty clearly wrong, and not because I think the Cowboys are, but again, the models do not know who's coaching the team. That's one thing, and is now taking over the play calling. So McCarthy's amazing because it's like three and a half quarters of literally just calling plays from the first screen of Madden. And then when the game's on the line, having your running back direct snap to your punter or some shit, it's not good. And look, the Cowboys are a very talented team. Micah Parsons, probably the best defensive player in football. They've got a great secondary. I think getting rid of Elliott, who they basically had to force feed to justify paying him is actually a plus. Dagg, it's a little hard to say, but there's certainly a substantial fluctuation in performance there, but he's generally good. It's generally a good regular season team. I still like them as much as the Eagles. I mean, I think I heard somewhere that Jalen Hurts was paying like nine to one for MVP. I like that a lot, especially if Mahomes misses a couple of games. I mean, he was legitimately outstanding. And, you know, I guess there's, you know, people may want to see it for another year. I can understand that, but he looks good. Obviously, they have an excellent offensive line, excellent skill talent. Yeah. I mean, the defense will probably regress. And it was a bit of a, you know, the one thing about the Eagles is that it was the defense is a bit of a front runner. You know, like it was very good against bad teams, but it got shredded pretty badly when it had to go up against really elite teams with the exception of, you know, the Niners who were, you know, I think, I think, I think Kyle Shannon actually took 10 steps in that game. But, you know, when they actually had to play a good quarterback, like it's a good defense, don't get me wrong. You know, I don't think they're going to, you know, set any sack records again. But to me, they're clearly the class of the division. They're a better coach than the Cowboys. You know, and I think they're a little more consistent throughout the roster. You know, but obviously those are two really good teams. You know, I think that my guess is that what the model says about the Giants is that they're incredibly lucky to have that record last year so that, you know, they can actually improve a little bit, but given like more normal luck and a tougher schedule can actually win fewer games.
Monitor Show 12:00 08-24-2023 12:00
"When the technology is in every car and along all the roads, this becomes incredibly safe. Right now, it's a little safer than humans, but that's not saying a lot. Also, Patti Smith, I mean... Don't go there, don't go there. That's a bunch of old people, like, these kids today in their robo -taxis. I think that San Francisco is a young tech hub. Because the night belongs to lovers... Who wrote that song? Bruce Springsteen. That's right. It's Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. That there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating. As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition. The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the U .S. This is Bloomberg Markets with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Radio. Alright, coming up in this hour, we're going to educate some people on buying houses. The young folks just don't know what they're doing out there. I'll try to help out. Jordan Lopez, director of paid and regal and portfolio manager of the paid and high -yield income fund, joins us to talk about his investment strategies in this market. And how about a little car talk? Hannah Elliott, staff writer for Bloomberg Business Week, joins to talk about the BMW XM Hybrid and its safety concerns and a recent publication from the Monterey...
Plant-Sourcing Platform GoMaterials Has an Eye to the Future
"How much time do you spend on innovating the next moves for Go material? Because I feel like you are a guy that spends time doing that. How much time do you spend on the future of Go materials? And do you see a need for Go materials to continue to evolve? So if, uh, I don't know if you heard like recently, I, I actually, so I, I, my partner, Mike Shireen and myself, I am very much an operator. I love being in the weeds. That's what I was telling you. I, I've been, I speak to our customers every day. I love that. There's nothing more like I'm, I'm in love with landscape contractors, even though they can be a pain sometimes. That's what I service. And I love the green industry. There's nothing more that makes me happier when I walk down the street and I see it's just street trees, mature ones lined up, canopying the road. Recently I switched positions with my partner, Mike, who's now CEO and I've taken on the position of COO. So I focus less time on actually planning the actual technology kind of makes up an hour and a couple hours of my, of my week where I do sit down with my two co -founders, kind of give my two cents because at the end of the day in this company, I'm still one of the best experts at the whole industry. I have extreme knowledge of the industry more than anyone else. And there's a running joke at the company that I'm the best plant sourcer in the world. Just cause I, I, I source all over North America. There's no one that does sources and knows nurseries all over North America. You give me a tree, I'll tell you 15 suppliers that have it at a good size. It's just like a Bible in my head. So I do contribute to it, but then I let them run with it at the end of the day and then kind of give my two cents every now and then. My question should have been redirected go materials instead of you, let's say go materials, go materials, time on innovating and to see where the, where the company can be in the next year or two years, three years, five years, you guys spend time doing all that. We have a full tech team of eight, eight to 10 people doing that full time with our co -founder Shereen, who's heading up the product. And that's pretty much her full -time job. So I say that because listen to our podcast, one of the things that people wonder is how to scale, you know, and then people think that scaling is just, you know, buying more real estate or buying this or buying that. And it's not a hundred percent, just that a lot of it is what your moves are for the future. And are you thinking about what your moves are and innovating and pushing towards that? So the fact that you guys have eight people on staff, it's like your train is at a hundred miles an hour. So have fun catching up
Marc Elliott of GoMaterials Talks Quoting and Purchasing Trends
"Have quoting and purchasing trends. We've touched on some of these things, but quoting and purchasing trends that you guys have noticed. We'll just bring it back up and we'll dive a little deeper into it. Yeah, for us, just in terms of quoting, what we've done too is cause like we treat two types of bids on our platform. There's one, it's just a quote. So basically contractors bidding his job needs budgetary pricing. You just want to make sure he's not shooting, they're shooting themselves in the foot at the end of the day. So in terms of that, like what we've started doing, especially since COVID hit is like the prices go up 10 to 15 points because at the end of the day, if this job is going in a year, we don't even know what's going to happen anymore. And yes, there's a trend towards economic recession and whatever it is. But we've seen crazy things in the plant industry that we just want to make sure we have our contractors covered. So, you know, they're not eating their shorts. If the job comes around to them and at the end of the day, they can make a little more profit because if they get it and they're able to save at the end of the day, then they're 10, 15 points in the material that goes right in their pocket. We don't, we don't, we want to give that back to them. We're not a greedy company. We just love shipping plants and helping customers out. And then in terms of the purchasing, I mean, the biggest trend is just the number of nurseries we have to use on a single order is extraordinary. And we like, we've, we have, you know, our transport costs are through the roof right now, as you know, like gas went up, there's a shortage of drivers. So, you know, on, on an average order, especially in Florida, Florida is probably one of the biggest, the toughest markets for that. On an average order, we're using 13 different nurseries, 10 different nurseries, not because we're trying to, yeah, it's like just the products not available and we have to go to that many different nurseries. So just in terms of purchasing trends, it's like the number of nurseries we need to go to fill an order has skyrocketed versus five years ago. Five years ago, we could fill an order with five nurseries. Now it's gone up in the double digits or close to it on most orders. And what, so what are you guys doing? So let me paint the scenario. I am a landscape contractor. I have a big job. It's a half a million dollar project and I am in New York city. Okay. Now I reach out to you guys and I tell you, Hey, I need a estimate. I need a quote on this job. Um, what do you guys do for that customer in terms of looking towards the future? Do you tag on 20 %? Do you tag on 40? How do you, sure you don't shoot yourself in the foot? Yeah, of course. And for, it depends how far they say the project's going to be going out. So if it's an estimated from a year from now on average, we'll do about a 10 % versus what we vote is if it's going today, and again, if it comes around from a year from now and we can save the contractor 10 % versus what we quoted and we'll do that because we're more than happy to put more money back in our contractor's pockets. Um, if it's going from six months from now, we, because of what happened in COVID, we're, we're estimating about an average of five to 10 % a year. And that's what we've seen. You know, plant prices have gone up like three gallon Coco plum. You can buy that at three 50, about three years ago, three years ago. And now it's at four 50. So you've seen it go up on average about 10 % a year. And that's kind of what we're forecasting based off the past. Do you guys honor your estimates with the solid pricing that's there? You guys put some type of clause at the bottom that if something's shifting, you will look at clauses there at the end of the day. But if I have to pay more, we always tell our contractors, we do our best to honor what your pricing is. I want my contractor to make money because if he's making money, he's happy if I can make a bit of money doing it, I'm happy. Um, so we do our best to honor price. And if not, we have an explanation of it. We've written notes to architects saying, you know, we'll offer a sub, like, Hey, we want, we want them to meet their price. Um, and you know, we did a job actually in homestead, um, Lozener park. Okay. It was over $500 ,000 a pocket here. I'm going into there. I was quoted back down here. Yeah. Lozener park and got the job from Canada. Yeah. $500 ,000 of Florida plants. And I love this. I love this. Okay. But that was quoted in 2020 pre COVID. Okay. $500 ,000 in material. My contractors final costs went up about one to 2 % from 2020 to 2020, the end of 2022. Okay. So like that's, that's what, that's, that's the lengths we go through to try and hold pricing for a contractor. So you understand, you know, pre COVID and you got a quote and it only went up 2 % post COVID right at like the peak of the shortages, that's, uh, that's pretty solid.
Innovator Marc Elliott on the Journey That Inspired His GoMaterials Platform
"Man, your story is inspiring and it's inspiring to me in a big way because it screams innovation. It screams that you saw a problem within the industry and you took it amongst yourself to make that problem your problem and make a change in a difference for everyone, allowing them to use a platform that is just amazing, dude. Like I love innovation. Innovation in this industry is something that is, you don't see too often, you know, most people do the same thing as the guy next door. And that's just what it is. A copycat industry is what I call it. And you, my friend are a pioneer. And that's why I know this interview is going to be something special. I can't get you guys listening. Hold on tight because that's what it's going to be. Uh, Mark, talk to me, tell me what you were doing when this idea came to you and how go materials came about. Talk to me and tell us. Yeah. I mean, I've been, uh, I've been in the landscape industry, the green industry since, uh, since I was 12, got a job doing landscaping so I can, uh, buy some movie tickets and go to the movies with my friends. My father never gave me anything and like been bright as an entrepreneur since I was a kid, had to buy everything myself and figure it out. So at 16, started a landscape business with my brother. I'm after working in landscaping for 14 years. You know, as we were doing it, I was probably about seven, eight years into it. And we were, we're getting into a lot of big projects, big city projects, huge commercial projects where in Canada, number one, brokers don't exist. I was having to work with seven, eight, nine different nurseries to find my products, try and figure out how to get them there logistically send my guys picking up material and just found it a complete headache and saw an opportunity to solve this issue for landscape contractors. You know, saw that a lot of nurseries too, we're working with pen and paper, email communication, text messages, phone. So just wanted to bring about a way to streamline all this. And this was kind of at the boom of marketplaces when Airbnb came out and all this stuff. And I was like, this would be a really cool idea to create a marketplace about this and bring all these vendors together under one source, organized logistics, you know? And that's where our mission comes about of making plant sourcing as easy as one, two, three, that's, that's what we do here at Go materials. And that's what we strive to do for, for contractors reached out to Mike, who is a friend since, uh, since high school or the high school and Shireen also, I think she helped organize this podcast, my two co -founders explain to them that I saw this opportunity and kind of kicked off the business there in early 2017 with a pilot year and then 2018 really got things moving, sourcing materials all throughout Ontario and Quebec for contractors.
Efficient Sourcing Tips With Marc Elliott, Co-Founder of GoMaterials
"Had asked you to provide us three topics you would like to talk about during this recording. And one of them is efficient sourcing tips. So talk to us about that. I mean, the most efficient ways to go materials, go materials guys. Look like. Efficient sourcing, whether you can outsource it as a great thing for your business, I know you'll get a bit more on the material, but think about it. You're saving a full -time salary, full -time job to do it. Um, these, you know, these, whatever it is, broker platform, anything it is. These people do it day in, day out. They're very efficient. They have good networks with their suppliers. They have pre -negotiated discounts, whatever it is. So a lot of times too, you're not even saving that much money to meet to me. That's the most efficient way is outsourcing it. If you do choose to do it in house, um, you know, we have contractors that have done it in house and have switched their operation to just working with us, but if you do choose to do it in house, I would say, make sure that you're well set up to receiving updated inventories from your suppliers or making sure that materials reserved ahead of time, but not too far out of time and then communication with your customers huge on efficiently sourcing because at the end of the day, something's available one day. It's not available. The other, you need to make sure you're communicating to your end user, whether it's commercial building, the city or a residential customer, things change quickly, specs change, whatever it is. So a, that's that's really the one -on -one and efficient sourcing. No, it's, it's a hundred percent. Everything you said there is spot on and it's very true. Not everyone, uh, thinks like that. It's like buying a car. It's like, all right, I'm going to buy the older car to save some money, but then you got to deal with it breaking down. Or it's like, Hey, I'm going to go buy the new car, the new truck. I'm going to pay, you know, 800, 1000, 1500 bucks in today's world for the truck and not even away from having any downtime. So that's basically what it is. It's like, do you want to deal with it on your own and have fun and try to learn all this and work a hundred hours in a day, or would you rather free up your time and let the pros take care of it? They can do exactly what you need them to do. Yes. You're going to pay a little bit more, but you're going to pay a little bit more regardless at the end of the day. And time is really so priceless.
A highlight from 1379: Bitcoin Will Reach $400,000 Next Halving Epoch
"In today's show, we're going to be discussing Bitcoin analysts eyeing a V -shape Bitcoin price bounce as the RSI hits a five -year low. I'm also going to be sharing with you a new Bitcoin bull cycle metric, which bought them before 70 % gains. We'll also be discussing mysterious Bitcoin wallet becomes the third largest Bitcoin hodler in under three months, now at over $3 billion. We'll also be discussing the trader who nailed the 2018 Bitcoin price floor predicts the bear market bottom for crypto. I'll be breaking down his outlook. We'll also be discussing Guggenheim predicts a $400 ,000 Bitcoin price prediction, as well as Blockware. They share that the Bitcoin price can reach $400 ,000 during the next halving epoch. I'll be breaking 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 Cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome, everyone. Just joining us. This is podcast episode number thirteen hundred and seventy nine. I'm your host, JV. And today is August twenty second, twenty twenty three. And naturally, we have lots to cover. Unfortunately, the market is continuing on its downward spiral. We just broke that twenty six K resistance, as you can see here. And our market watch, we've got Bitcoin currently hovering just above twenty five thousand eight hundred dollars. We have Ether barely holding on to sixteen hundred. So the million dollar question becomes, how low will she go? And checking out CoinMarketCap .com, the crypto market cap barely holding on to that trillion dollar milestone, with about twenty eight billion in volume. In the past twenty four hours, we have the Bitcoin dominance at forty eight point four percent and the Ether dominance at eighteen point nine percent. And checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers for the past week, virtually nothing, and maybe just a handful, just a sea of losses, very unfortunate for the entire crypto market and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. Of course, we're still in fear today, rated to seventy eight. Last week was a fifty three neutral and last month a fifty four neutral as well. So there you have it. I mean, I've been taking advantage of this recent dip. I mean, sub twenty six thousand dollar Bitcoin seems like a bargain. If you're to ask me, let me know in that live chat. And now let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis and check out the charts and what is happening right now in the markets. Bitcoin stayed stubbornly anti trend today, August twenty second, as twenty six thousand became a magnet for the intraday Bitcoin price action. And again, we're just currently dropping right below it. And regarding the RSI readings, here's what someone had to share. At this stage, it feels like a game of chicken to see who is going to make the move to break the chop, according to material indicators. Now analyzing liquidity on the Binance order book, he also notes that a broad lack of liquidity, increasing the potential for a sharp move in either direction. Quitting the analysts here, the market is waiting to see if more bid or more ask liquidity is going to be attracted to the range. So far, we're seeing small amounts of bid liquidity ladder up from twenty thousand closer to the active trading zone, but no liquidity of any size new or moved has been stacked into the range, defending the price from the lower low. The implications were nonetheless potentially very serious for the bulls with the lower low apt to risk even a twenty thousand support going forward. Quitting the analysts again, needless to say, printing a lower low on this time frame has macro implications. Printing two lower lows would push the Bitcoin price to sub twenty thousand dollar levels. So a great question. How many of you are anticipating the Bitcoin price action dropping below twenty thousand? Let me know. Now zooming out, hope remain that Bitcoin can rescue its overall uptrend. So it's not all doom and gloom. In a dedicated video, we had crypto analyst Mikal van de Poppe shared that on the twelve hour time frames, the RSI measured less than nineteen at the time of writing near its lowest level since the twenty eighteen bear market bottom. Daily levels were similar, reaching their lowest since the March twenty twenty no vid crossmarket crash, quitting him here. Every time we see such a move, you get a sort of V shape recovery back up and it finds equilibrium on the higher floor. And he also added it was very likely that Bitcoin can stage a comeback to focus on twenty six five or more next as the outlines here in this chart. He also shared that the current Bitcoin price action reminds me of September twenty twenty absorption and slowly grind higher here for a while. And I can see this play out similarly. So there you have it. What are your thoughts? Do you feel we're likely to continue downwards, potentially sub twenty thousand or even touch in as low as twenty thousand? Or do you feel we're likely to continue climbing back up as the analysts on the ladder shared? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments. Right down below. Now let's discuss a new bull cycle amongst us right now. Shall we check this out? The Bitcoin metric that nailed the pit of the twenty twenty two bear market says this uptrend is still intact. Let's go and a new post. The creator of on chain analytics platform looking to Bitcoin shared some good news in the form of Bitcoin's realized cap huddle waves metric. Let's go. While last week's 10 percent Bitcoin price dip has up ended some of the on chain landscape, the our huddle is one of the metrics taking the longer term view of what remains a timely bull market. This metric takes existing huddle waves data, which groups the Bitcoin supply when each coin or specifically the unspent transaction outputs last moved and waits it by the realized price. An example of the price at which it last move, quoting them here, peaks in younger age bands, highlights the periods where they have a proportionally higher realized value waiting relative to the older realized value age band, said Philip Swift. And he also shares this is important to note, as it indicates that the market is prepared to pay higher values for Bitcoin today and in recent times versus historical norms. This can be a good indicator that the market is becoming overheated. What are your thoughts now? Currently, the bands of coins that last moved three to six months ago are rising, a phenomenon coming to the start of the Bitcoin's previous bull markets. And on the topic of the August drawdown on Bitcoin Swift thus concluded that the recent price dip is the context of a much bigger bull trend, quoting him again here, three to six months band trending up as new money comes back into the market equals new bull cycle. Let's go. Now, our huddle has an impressive record when it comes to Bitcoin price phases. Back in December of last year, when Bitcoin was circling its two year lows of 15 six, which is the current market bottom, Swift used this metric to call the end of the euphoria among Bitcoin's speculative investor cohort, which he labels Taurus. He stated that that time that the market is likely now at these cycle lows, which means maximum risk reward opportunity, which I discussed in great detail yesterday. I said there's way more reward than risk currently in the market. And beginning in January of this year, Bitcoin began a new uptrend that delivered 70 percent gains just in quarter one. And since then, investor composition has changed with the short term huddler entities holding Bitcoin for one hundred and fifty five days or less, reducing their overall exposure to their lowest since November of twenty twenty one. And the latest dip nonetheless increased pressure on those remaining speculators, but almost 90 percent of the short term huddler coins now held at an unrealized loss. But I also like to point out that also the smart money, which are the whales, are continuing to accumulate. So even though the short term investors are the paper hands selling their Bitcoin potentially to BlackRock or MicroStrategy, whatever big corporate interests out there, the smart money is continuing to huddle. And as you know, we like to follow the smart money with that being shared, fam. Now let's discuss this new wallet, which came out of nowhere and has now accrued over three billion dollars worth of Bitcoin in less than three months. Who do you think owns this wallet? Well, let's look into it and discuss it, shall we? A mysterious Bitcoin wallet has surged up the ranks to become the third largest huddler of Bitcoin in the world in just over three months, with the timing sparking some wild theories about its owner. According to data from crypto statistics platform Bitinfo Charts, the wallet address first received Bitcoin on March 8th, and over the course of the next three months and two weeks, the wallet had accrued a staggering one hundred and eighteen thousand BTC worth over a billion dollars at today's current prices. Now, the rapid and significant accrual of Bitcoin within a single wallet addresses has attracted its fair share of conjecture naturally on X. Some users suggest it's most likely a crypto exchange moving their funds, while some more radical members have posted and more wild theories suggesting that Black Rock is the prime suspect. As shared here, this unknown address has accumulated over three billion dollars worth of Bitcoin in the last three months. The prime suspect, my first major transaction, which was thirty four hundred Bitcoin, occurred on May 16th, 2023, almost exactly one month later, on June 15th, when Black Rock filed for spot Bitcoin ETF. Now, very interesting, right? Now, the current largest Bitcoin wallets in the world, according to Bitinfo Charts, are reportedly owned by Binance and Bitfinex and are Bitcoin cold storage wallets. The unknown Bitcoin wallet comes in third place and is then followed by another Binance cold wallet in fourth place. Now, Black Rock made waves in the crypto market, as we know, June 15th, filing an application for the spot Bitcoin ETF product that, if accepted by the SEC, will be the first of its kind in the United States and completely change the game. Black Rock's applications sparked a wave of filings for similar spot products from a horde of other Wall Street heavyweights, including Fidelity, Invesco, Wisdom Tree and Valkyrie. The prospect of a spot Bitcoin ETF whipped crypto analysts into a frenzy, sharing their bullish predictions for the price of Bitcoin with Fundstrat's head of research, Tom Lee, suggesting that Bitcoin can reach a price of one hundred and fifty to one hundred and eighty thousand dollars per coin following the halving event scheduled to be in April 2024, which is now officially less than nine months out. What are your thoughts, though, fam? Let me know in the comments. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. Now let's discuss before we get into very bullish price targets, including this four hundred thousand dollar prediction, which is the main topic for the day. First, let's discuss where's the Bitcoin price likely to bottom out, according to this top analyst. Let's discuss it. The trader who accurately called Bitcoin's twenty eighteen bear market bottom is forecasting how the entire crypto market can carve a price floor for this cycle. Synonymous analyst Bluntz, what a username, love it, shared on social media X that he closely is looking at the total market cap of crypto, which is the total chart. Bluntz says he sees the total chart losing about 15 percent of its value before crypto assets can witness a significant bounce, quitting him here, looking at total paints, the clearest picture of them all and far more than looking at either ETH or BTC on their own based off the total chart. I do believe the June lows still need to be swept before calling bottoms, but it will probably be the last good buying opportunity of the next few years. So seize the moment, fam. And as you can see in this total crypto market chart, you can see we're currently sitting at just barely above one trillion. He sees us dropping before rising to one point four trillion dollars. So it appears that he expects the total market cap of all crypto to plummet to roughly eight hundred and eighty billion, wiping out one hundred and twenty billion off the current market. The analyst is a popular practitioner of the Elliott Wave theory, which we commonly cover here, an advanced technical analysis approach that attempts to predict the future price action by following crowd psychology that tends to manifest in waves. Bluntz says that his prediction is based on a model that outlines an asset's potential correction after a steep rally based, quoting him here, based off simple Elliott Wave model, viewing the rise from the lows as an impulsive move and our corrective wave from the highs being around 70 to 80 percent complete. Now, let me know if you agree or disagree with the crypto analyst. Do you think the crypto market cap needs to shed another one hundred and twenty billion before we rise back on up? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss Guggenheim's seven I'm sorry, four hundred thousand dollar price prediction. Scott Minard, who is their CIO. He originally made this prediction, I believe towards the end of twenty twenty one. Now, unfortunately, he has had a heart attack and he passed, so he's no longer with us. He literally died in December of last year. But nonetheless, he still made this prediction. So we're going to cover it and then we're going to discover the outline metrics from Blockware and their four hundred thousand prediction for the height of this cycle for the next halving reaching the epoch, which is also interesting because they're also suggesting a four hundred thousand dollar price action per coin. Then we'll dive into our live Q &A. So here we go. This was again, this article was dated, as you can see here, January 18th, twenty twenty one. So this is roughly just over two years ago. And at that time, Bitcoin was trading just above forty one thousand dollars. So here's the prediction coming from Scott Minard, from Guggenheim, a large, large asset manager. I think one thing that we are seeing is the sudden interest in retail. We are moving into a speculative frenzy and perhaps it's time to take some money off the table. Now, the debate around Minard's two opposite comments for Bitcoin sparked curiosity amongst the crypto community when he said time to take money off the table. And he also added on this tweet, it was before it became X, it was right Twitter. So he shared Bitcoin's parabolic rise is unsustainable in the near term, vulnerable to a setback. The target technical upside of thirty five thousand has been exceeded time to take some money off the table. And just at that time when he made that tweet, Bitcoin entered a strong correction. And over that time, Bitcoin tested support at thirty thousand twice before resuming back northwards and also talking about the positive side, back to the four hundred thousand price prediction. The Guggenheim CIO said that Bitcoin is becoming a favorable asset class slowly. That's right. And still remains positive on the Bitcoin price action for the long term, quitting him here. The other side of that is demonstrating that crypto is becoming much more mainstream. The four hundred thousand dollar price I talked about was based off the supply of gold in the world and crypto in a lot of ways is more attractive than gold. Let me know if you agree or disagree. I absolutely agree that Bitcoin is way more attractive than gold and comparing it to the yellow metal market. Minard said that Bitcoin comes with additional benefits like portability and ease of transactions. And note that Guggenheim Partners is already seeking five hundred million dollars worth of exposure to Bitcoin via the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which is the GBTC product, the largest HODLer Bitcoin in the world. They currently control over four hundred thousand BTC. So this will be a 10 percent exposure to Bitcoin from five billion Guggenheim's macro opportunities fund. The investment giant's proposed SEC filing shall become effective January 31st. And when asked Minard of if any of their funds have been allocated into Bitcoin, Minard hinted that they are still waiting for the SEC to approve their proposal. He added that if client demand picks up, they would possibly consider some allocations. And he also revealed that some small private Guggenheim funds have done some allocations, quoting him again, and some of our private funds, we have already purchased it. I recommended it to somebody. So if you believe what I said, that it'll go to four hundred thousand dollars per coin eventually, then two percent of your portfolio will be 20 percent before this is all over. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with Scott Minard. And again, rest in peace. The dude had a heart attack at the end of last year and is no longer with us. And with that being shared now for our main story of the day, and that's the block where outline prediction of a four hundred thousand dollar Bitcoin price, along with the math to back it up. Now, this is pretty awesome. And again, shout out to everyone today in our live chat. I appreciate everyone's support. Shout out to Blockware Solutions as they shared on X how Bitcoin can reach four hundred thousand dollars per coin during the next halving epoch brought to you by Blockware Intelligence. Here we go. Twenty twenty four halving analysis, understanding the market cycles and opportunities created by the halving. Unlike other commodities, Bitcoin has a predetermined algorithmic supply schedule, which cannot be changed. There are multiple factors contributing to the cyclical nature of Bitcoin's price, including network adoption and the macroeconomic environment. But the most impactful is the mining subsidy halving. Yeah, that's right. Bitcoin's market cycles are unique due to its fully transparent block chain, providing market participants with more granular information than any other asset class. And moreover, the predictable supply schedule further impacts the psychology of market participants and example demand. So number one, halving's reduce the sell pressure. Miners are the primary force of sell pressure on the price of Bitcoin they receive, although the newly issued Bitcoin and the majority of which they must sell in order to fund operating expenses for their mining operations, the weakest miners on the network are eliminated and sell pressure is significantly reduced. The price of Bitcoin begins drifting up and a new wave of adoption then begins and assuming a thirty five thousand price action after the halving, the U .S. dollar value of Bitcoin mined per year can drop from eleven and a half billion to five point seven billion dollars. That is one hundred and sixty four thousand two hundred and fifty Bitcoin less mined every year, more than MicroStrategy's entire Bitcoin treasury. Now, after the inefficient miners capitulate, the profit margin increases for surviving miners, which further reduces the sell pressure. So based on the post capitulation hashrate estimate, this would result in a two point three billion dollar reduction in annual sell pressure from the miners. Now, number two, halving brings new demand with supply being diminished. Demand is the only remaining variable determining the market price of BTC. Many market participants understand the supply side dynamics at play due to the halvings. Historically, this has led to a surge in demand in the months following each halving, as evidenced by on chain data. We'll be checking out these charts in a little bit and do the positive sentiment market participants prepare to deploy capital at the first sign of upward momentum. Now decreased supply plus increased demand equals strong positive signal for the price appreciation. Number three, the halvings cannot be priced in. Despite their predictable nature, halvings cannot be fully priced in before they occur. A higher price today would result in more miners coming online, introducing additional sell pressure and limiting the price appreciation. And moreover, the weakest miners, those with old generation machines and or high operating costs, are the first to unplug post halving. The elimination of these miners significantly reduces the sell pressure as they were selling most of their Bitcoin to fund their operations. Lastly, there are some market participants that believe halvings are bad for the security of the Bitcoin network as the diminishing block subsidy reduces the amount of miners making Bitcoin more vulnerable to an attack. And when halving successfully occur, these doubters are proved wrong and positive sentiment increases. Now, number four, Bitcoin cycle volatility and historical performance. Bitcoin's extreme volatility is a side effect of its halving shocks and rapid global adoption, resulting in four distinct stages within each halving cycle. Stage one, the halving, stage two, the bull market, stage three, the bear market and then stage four, recovery. And while Bitcoin is often criticized for its extreme volatility on a long enough time horizon, its volatility is solely to the upside. Keep that in mind. Now, nobody who has ever bought Bitcoin and held it for more than five years is down on their purchase. That's worth repeating. Nobody who has ever bought Bitcoin and held it for more than five years is down on their purchase. So in a long term, how long is that? Holla in the live chat. And for each epoch, the price of Bitcoin has increased by the following amounts from the halving to the next bull market top from 2009 to 2011. We had a 584 X increase in price action from 2012 to 2015, 92 X from 2016 to 2019, 30 X and from 2020 to 2024, 7 .7 X. And now number five, diminishing returns may not be the case going forward. Some question the bullishness of these halvings as the stock of existing Bitcoin grows relative to the amount of new bitcoins being mine. This is a common perspective, but it may be incorrect. Less than 10 percent of the existing Bitcoin have moved in the last month. A large majority of Bitcoin is held by users unwilling to sell at today's price. Now, the small amount of bitcoins that is moving and being traded is what determines today's price. There is a baseline of demand and from Bitcoin are saving for the future. The reduction in sell pressure becomes more pronounced, each halving after Bitcoin more than doubles in price. This indicates that halving induced reductions in sell pressure could become more extreme and potentially lead to larger bull runs in the future. Now, 2024 will be the first halving where the supply of Bitcoin available for trade decreased since the previous halving. And during spring of 2020, the percentage of the outstanding Bitcoin available for trade was at an all time high, indicating the Bitcoin was over becoming more abundant. However, this trend had reversed over the last three and a half years. And as the new bull market begins, there will be less Bitcoin available than the previous cycles. The first halving this has ever occurred. And assuming the price of thirty five thousand at the date of the halving, a four hundred thousand dollar cycle top would break the trend of diminishing returns, which is a reasonable expectation due to the two billion having supply shock and increasing scarcity, a liquid BTC supply on the exchanges. Now, number six, juxtaposition with gold. Gold is an asset similar to Bitcoin and that they are both non -sovereign stores of value. However, when juxtaposed, Bitcoin poses far more desirable attributes. Facts. Number one, Bitcoin is absolutely scarce, while gold is only relatively scarce. That's true because with gold, you can continue mining a new supply, adding to the overall supply each and every year with Bitcoin. There could never be more than twenty one million Bitcoin. And number two, Bitcoin is more portable, divisible, fungible and is less vulnerable to rehypothecation by centralized custodians. Facts. So after the 2024 halving, the inflation rate of Bitcoin will fall under one percent, which is less than half that of gold. Now, four hundred thousand dollars per Bitcoin would put the market cap of Bitcoin just beneath the parity with gold. Let's go. Can't wait for a twelve trillion market cap for the king crypto personally. Now, given the bullish catalysts induced by the halving, we believe this is a fair estimate for the top of the coming Bitcoin cycle. Now let's take a look at some of these charts, which they shared. This first one shows you the Bitcoin price issuance with the 90 day moving 90 day change issuance. And you can see, you know, the different metrics here in the different colors. And then let's go to their next chart here. It shows you entities net growth with a 30 day moving average. You can see the surge in demand and just continuing to move on up like clockwork. And then in this final chart here, we can see the Bitcoin price all time highs for each cycle, which is separated, which you can see here. Yes. So, I mean, if history doesn't repeat, oftentimes it shall rhyme. So I cannot wait. And I'd personally love to see a four hundred thousand dollar price action. And this shows you the hash rate, which just continues to climb, reaching all time highs, making the Bitcoin network more secure than it's ever been before. And they also shared an interesting update, which I might as well read that as well right here. Part two. Let's read a touch of this and then we'll dive into our live Q &A. What machine and electricity rate will Bitcoin miners need to survive this twenty twenty four halving? Check it out. There are three distinct phases in the time before, during and after the twenty twenty four Bitcoin halving. We've got number one, the pre halving, number two, the post halving and number three, post capitulation. Number one, the pre halving before the twenty twenty four halving, all miners will be operating at a profit but are likely selling at least enough Bitcoin to cover their operation expenses. Miners with the most efficient machines and the lowest energy rates have the lowest Bitcoin breakeven prices. And the miners with higher breakeven prices are either unprofitable or forced to sell at a higher percentage of the Bitcoin that they mine in order to cover their operating expenses. And also it includes what's minor and Avalon equivalents, which are size adjusted for the percentage of the total network hash rate. Now let's discuss the post halving after the twenty twenty four halving. Many miners will become unprofitable since miners have already made significant capital expenditures for mining Bitcoin infrastructure and are locked into energy contracts. They are unlikely to turn off immediately. So instead, they will try to continue operating for as long as possible, hoping the Bitcoin increases enough to make them profitable again. Now, unless Bitcoin price appreciates quickly, the extreme margin compression will begin to force inefficient miners offline. And number three, the post capitulation following the capitulation of inefficient miners difficulty will adjust down, lowering the breakeven prices for surviving miners who will become even more profitable. So there you have it. I mean, shout out again to Blockware. Awesome analysis on their outline of the Bitcoin price going to four hundred thousand dollars per coin at the epoch of the next halving, which again is right around the corner next year. Let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments right down below. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Fred Rispoli Interview - The SEC's Appeal of the Ripple XRP Ruling Explained! Coinbase & Grayscale vs SEC Cases
"This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 allows you to get access to companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes fintech companies, artificial intelligence companies, as well as crypto companies. Some of the big crypto companies in their portfolio include Circle, Ripple, Polysign, Chainalysis, Dapper Labs, Ledger, and many more. So it's a great way to diversify your portfolio to get access to equity. So you may invest in crypto, stocks, ETFs, but now you can get access to equity in these companies before they go public. And obviously that can be very beneficial from an ROI standpoint. So if you'd like to learn more about Link2 and diversifying your portfolio, 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 attorney Fred Rispoli, who's the founder of Hodl Law. Fred, great to have you back on. Oh, thanks for having me on, Tony. It's early over here on the West coast, but I do this for you because I love you. I appreciate it, man. I hope you had some coffee. I'm about to throw a bunch of questions at you. So Fred, you know, last week, we heard from the SEC that they're filing a motion to be able to appeal some of the rulings by Judge Torres. Can you break that down for us? What are they trying to appeal and what would be the next steps? Yeah, I think before I answer your question, the first thing for XRP holders in the community is take a deep breath and relax. Don't flip out because you saw this get filed. This is very normal in the course of litigation. And, you know, there's always seven different directions litigation can go and there's a lot better ways it could have gone. But this was the most likely event is that if it wasn't going to be now, it was going to be at the end of trial. So just take a deep breath. You know, the good news is is everything in play right now in the sense of it's good for the XRP. XRP itself is not a security programmatic sales are not securities transactions. So that's the law until it isn't. So deep breath, you know, go forward. And then, you know, to answer the question. Well, you know what? I forgot what you asked me. What was that again? Oh, so so the SEC didn't actually appeal yet, but they filed a motion to be able to appeal, right? Can you tell us about that? What's the difference? You know, why can't they just appeal right away? Sure. So, you know, when you are going to appeal, you usually want a final order, and that's not given until the very end of the case. The case isn't going to be in that final order spot until sometime in the fall of twenty four, because the trial's not scheduled until sometime the second quarter of twenty four. It's going to be a long trial. And so once you get in an order when everything's over, that's when you get your right to appeal. Everybody can appeal any part of the case. Now, because the some of the issues were disposed of its summary judgment, Ripple won some and the SEC won some, that it's kind of basically hanging around until the end of trial. SEC doesn't like that and they want to file their interlocutory appeal. But you have to meet certain bars in order to get that done. You have to have the court allow it and then you have to have the second second circuit say, OK, we'll take it to Judge Torres could say, no, you're right, SEC. Let's go ahead and get this up to the second circuit or at least I will approve it. And the second circuit could say, no, we want to wait for whatever reason. And we're not even they don't have to give a reason. They can just say request denied. So to start out at the first stage, the SEC is asking the court, let us go ahead and get this briefing going and we want to ask you if we can do this. So this first letter is just letting the court know they're going to do it. And, you know, barring the court, I don't even know if the court's allowed to say no. This is a letter. This isn't a brief that we saw. What's going to happen is she'll set a briefing schedule and that'll go forward. I think really the only thing that might be at issue is the briefing schedule from what the SEC proposes. Ripple might it'll be interesting when Ripple comes back with their letter on Wednesday, they might propose a very much longer briefing schedule. They'll be the SEC now saying, no, we need extra time. Let's get this thing started. And so that'll be interesting to see what they do there. It'll also be interesting to see if they say, yeah, you know, do they agree with it and say, we're going to appeal what we lost as well, or are they going to oppose the whole thing? Yeah, that makes sense. So next steps would be, like you said, Judge Torres could say, OK, I agree or I don't agree. And then even if she does agree, Second Circuit could say, no, let's wait till this is all wrapped up. That's kind of the gist of it. Pretty much. And we'll see, you know, what the briefing schedule comes out with. And, you know, the SEC has a very quick briefing schedule they propose, and it's in line with what the rules of court are. But that rarely was the was the rule during litigation. In fact, in almost everything, they both agreed the SEC and Ripple to extended briefing. And, you know, both sides are only too happy for it, because the SEC, as you can, as one can tell, from watching this litigation, wasn't that prepared to handle all the attacks that Ripple threw at it. And obviously, the lawyers on Ripple's side were all too OK with getting extra time to really get their ducks in a row on the briefing side. So I would think that the briefing schedule is going to be a little bit longer is what is ultimately agreed to. And, you know, we're not going to get a decision from the judge until maybe October -ish, end of October. And, you know, we'll have to see what goes there. But I'm happy to speculate on what the judge will do if that's the next question. Yeah, I mean, so let's say in a scenario that the SEC does get the approval to do their appeal and so forth, and it goes all the way there. What would be the timeline for that? Is it also like this is going to be drawn out over the next two years? It wouldn't be that long. It could be a little bit shorter than the average. I'm about to tell you, just because this is it's an interlocutory appeal. If the Second Circuit takes it, that means that the court had the Second Circuit is getting something from the Southern District, which is, you know, a big financial hub district court in in our country. And so, you know, the Second Circuit knows that this is an important case. The Second Circuit knows, hey, the judge actually allowed this. Most judges would probably deny interlocutory appeals. If you're not even if you're going by as a general matter, just because they're messy, because the whole case isn't finished. And so the Second Circuit could say, all right, well, the court allowed us to take it. We're looking at it, it is important, we're going to take it. So they usually have been running like a nine to 10 month runtime between a decision and the end of briefing. So what will happen if the Second Circuit takes it is they'll say we've accepted. Here's the briefing schedule. The parties do their opening brief on this day, their oppositions, and then their replies. I have to re -review my appellate law. I don't know the rules on replies on that third extra brief if there is one. It could just be opening brief in opposition, especially if both sides bring issues to the appeal. The and then so that'll take a solid at least two to three months to get that briefing schedule done. So I can't see if everything happens lightning fast. I can't see the briefing being all complete until early 24. You know, unless there's an expedited briefing schedule. So you're still not looking at a decision from the Second Circuit until summer of 24, you know, maybe even the end of 24. So even if all of this goes at a lightning quick pace, you've still got a before we'd hear from the Second Circuit. And then to clarify, the SEC is looking to appeal not that the asset XRP is intrinsically a security, but rather the program programmatic sales, right? Is that correct? Well, they put something in their letter saying that, and that doesn't mean they're held to that specifically. And I would just say to caution anybody that's too happy about, you know, not seeing them attack XRP is a security or XRP is not a security in in and of itself. You know, they could, in their objection to what they lost of the you know, there are two out of the three buckets that they lost programmatic sales and other sales like awards to employees and gifting of XRP. They could sneak in the fact that they're going to argue XRP is in itself a security by the very nature, which is why the court got it wrong. Because you have to consider it a security in the context of programmatic sales. I'm not saying it's a good argument, right? I'm just saying that there's nothing that would prevent them from doing that and kind of sliding it in there. And so I wouldn't bank on the fact that that can't ever go away. At least that they can't argue it based on the posture right now. You know, I think it's a loser argument. And it would be hard for even the Second Circuit to say yes, this asset itself is a security. But I don't put it past the SEC trying to argue it as a side issue in the appeal. Hmm. Yeah, they could come up with anything. I wouldn't put anything past them. And so hard question for you, you know, as far as probabilities, let's say, you know, this appeal or motion to appeal getting denied versus getting approved. What would you say are the chances of denial versus approval? I'm leaning towards denial right now. What would change is if Ripple files their response. And for whatever reason, they've done the calculation on their end. And they say, listen, we know the appeal is coming after the trial with Brad and Chris. And we think we want to just get it out of the way now. You know, if I was at Ripple, I would say delay, delay, delay that now that you're in the driver's seat, but maybe there's reasons why they might want to push it. So if they say yes, we agree, let's get this up. But we also want to bring our our loss to the table. So go ahead and certify that as well. Then I think, you know, there's a I don't even think it's 100%. But I think there's a 70 80 % chance she grants it if ripple joins in and says, put our thing in there too. And we agree, let's do it. If ripple opposes it and denies it, I think there's a I think it flips the other way. And there's a 60 70 % chance she deny it just because you get into a big mess of the trial itself. You know, on the one hand, if ripple if there is an appeal and ripple wins on everything, then the trial would be over and there would be no trial because the whole case would be over. But on the on the other hand, obviously, there would be more to do at the trial if she gets overturned on the programmatic sales. If you play it out a little bit, is it really that much? It's the same. There is a lot of the same evidence. There are different things. I mean, it definitely would have an impact on the length of the trial. But I think that, you know, the court says, listen, we've got this trial coming. We've got, you know, these these issues that are appealable and not appealable because they're going forward. We're sorry. We've got these issues where only some of them are related to the way the trial is going to be. The others have taken off the table by by summary judgment. Let's just get everything done. And then you can have one clean appeal at the end, because at the end of that, you know, Brad and Chris have their rights at issue, too, because they whatever their trial is going to be about, you know, they don't want to have to do it in multiple rounds and stages. And they also don't want to be put in limbo. And so because you've got those two individuals, let me put it this way. I think if there was no Brad and Chris, and it would have gone into the remedies phase at this point, because there would be no trial against and individuals we're talking about damages, then there would be more of a much higher likelihood of an interlocutory appeal being granted. But because we have actual people being held out on these charges, I think the judge is going to more lean towards getting that tried. Yeah, that makes sense. And, you know, with the trial with Brad and Chris, does that impact, you know, the SEC's appealing anyway? Or is this kind of like a separate thing, branching off from, you know, what has happened? Because it doesn't seem like they're trying to do anything there, but they're involved to your point. Yeah, I mean, it's, it's derivative of the main set of facts. So we have what Ripple did, and how they use sold, distributed XRP. And then how that happened in the case. And then what did Ripple do? And then what did these two do as the, you know, CEO and chairman of Ripple? And it's the small potatoes of the case in the sense of, yeah, there's definitely money at stake. And it's not small potatoes to Brad and Chris. But the legal issues were the were the key facts of the case. And those have already been decided. So, you know, I always think a lot of other legal minds on this was adding Brad and Chris was just to intimidate and scare and there was a very weak case. So I don't think the SEC is as invested in going after those two as they are now. Unless it gets a little bit better if say programmatic sales and these other distributions are thrown back into the mix, because then there's more they can, the SEC could in front of a jury and say, well, you know, again, this is assuming that the appeal and Judge Torres is overturned. The jury can see a lot more information about the evidence about programmatic sales in addition to institutional sales. So there's more to kind of throw at the wall. But you know, I think because the main issues have been decided by law, that's kind of it's kind of something that's just still hanging out there that the SEC probably wishes it wasn't Let's say the scenario where Ripple does decide to appeal, you know, the institutional sales and to find they would have to pay there. Do you think they have a strong chance of winning that or reversing that? I would be hesitant to be more confident until I gave myself a better review of who's on the fair. It may not even be accurate, but it's my perception. And, you know, I think it's important to look at things kind of the way they are and not just, you know, how you would look at it from a legal perspective only, which is how old are the judges that are going to get the case in the Second Circuit? Because and I haven't done this breakdown yet. I want to I don't have any time, but it looks like when you start seeing these crypto cases, the judges that are closer to their 40s and 50s rule one way and the judges that are in their 70s and 80s rule another way. And, you know, it's unfair. And, you know, I'm not saying, you know, there's I'm sure there's judges in their 40s and 50s that have no idea how crypto works. And I'm sure there's know how it works and can understand the concepts. But, you know, it's undeniable that there has been at least anecdotally, from what I've seen, you know, the older the judge, the more they're inclined to say, or at least go with the SEC's theory. So the way the Second Circuit works is there's a lot of judges, and three of them will get picked out of a number. You know, I think it's three will get picked assigned to the case. And, you know, we always talk about how lucky Ripple was in the XRP community with Judge Torres. You know, you got to get lucky or at least in a good shot again with the panel that's picked on the Second Circuit to really figure out where it's going to go. Because that's just going to be critical to who the mindset of the judges that are taking the case. But I do think if we're talking about it just from the law, I do think I think what the appeal would happen is potentially going well, you know what, I'd have to think about a little more right now, I'd probably be 50 -50 that they would just be inclined to keep what Judge Torres already did and affirm. The other possibility being I think it would get flipped one way or the other, which is it's not like they would say institutional sales were actually good, but now programmatic sales were securities. I think the Second Circuit would go if they're going to reverse anything, everything was a securities transaction or nothing was. Wow. So, you know, like you said at the beginning, right now the ruling, the law is XRP is not a programmatic sales are not securities offerings. And we'll see how all these attempted appeals by the FCC go. And it's still going to be something that's a year away for the most part and not something that's happening next week or next month, right? Exactly. Bottom line, everything is as it is from the July 13th order, and that's going to likely stand for at least a year. Now, there are ways things can get fast tracked, but I think even if they're fast tracked as maximum as possible, I think end of spring 24 maybe is the earliest you could get a response on this interlocutory appeal. It's just not anything that's going to be happening anytime soon, certainly not by the end of this year. And, you know, my hope and I think the easiest way to solve everything is to get legislation. And so if that's why I'm thinking if I'm Ripple Labs, I would try and delay everything as much as possible, because if you can get everything out to beyond the election, if there's a change in administration, there'll be a change in the guard at the SEC. And, you know, it doesn't necessarily mean good things will happen, but it's much more likely good things will happen than where we sit now. Oh, for sure. Now, we've seen that many folks in the industry are using this ruling, even members of Congress, you know, talking about the ruling and the need for regulations and so forth to push their bills through. But Coinbase in particular, we know their chief legal officers have been meeting, teaming up, I'm sure sharing notes as, you know, the secondary market sales ruling case law can be used in their defense as well. And we saw a ton of people file amicus briefs on behalf of Coinbase. You know, what are you seeing on that front and any thoughts on what's been happening? Well, I would say first off credit to the entire Ripple community, the entire XRP community, especially led by John Deaton on the as the first of the first to kind of go in on that amicus ruling. And then that helped trigger the way for all the other amicus briefs in the Ripple Labs case, because that was not really a thing beforehand, you just didn't have that in the district court. And so once that started to roll, then you've seen it happen out a lot of other cases, the Coinbase insider trading case, there were a lot of amicus briefs. And now here in Coinbase, the Coinbase case, I mean, that's all from, you know, Ripple and the XRP community. So everybody needs to pat themselves on the back for that one. You know, with that, you know, I think that it's very good, it's, it's good for the district court judge to see all that because then the district court knows that this isn't your typical case, this isn't your average situation, there's something wrong here with the way the SEC is on a procedural ground that Ethereum case, you know, the judge in that one said, you know, I'm not going to do anything here, because you don't have standing, but it would really be great if the SEC actually gave some guidelines instead of their piecemeal litigation approach. So you know, that is a, at least a recognition, another recognition that judges are kind of getting tired with the way the SEC is doing this, because it's not really the way it should be done. You know, they've got rulemaking for a reason. And so bringing it back to the Coinbase case, you know, I don't have a lot of love for Coinbase, because we are suing them right now over the songbird airdrop, and the flare issues that they fail to do, you know, they're trying to dismiss the case and not let it see the light of day. So I'm not gonna lie and say I was tempted to file some type of amicus brief going the other way and actually being for the SEC. But I was like, you know what, you got to put the dislike of what Coinbase did to customers over the actual issues that they're fighting about there. So I, you know, I kind of, I just bit my tongue and let it play out. And I do hope they win. You know, I really do hope they beat the SEC on this one, but I'm not a fan. I don't, a motion to dismiss is hard to win. You've got to show that there are no facts, no matter how they can be portrayed, that the SEC alleged. And so it is an issue of, you know, there are some, it's a lot of legal issues of law and not as much fact thrown in on this motion to dismiss. And the huge thing is you've got a member of Congress submitting something in support. And so that never happened before. Where, where were they when all these other cases were happening? I don't know, but you know, glad they showed up to the party. So it'll be really interesting, but again, you're not going to see, or you're probably not going to see a ruling there until October, November, maybe even December. Yeah, probably closer to December. And so it'll be, you know, another thing that we're going to really see what happens. Yeah, it's, it's interesting. And look, I'm hoping Coinbase wins to your point, but yes, I'm also concerned about the flare songbird thing. You know, they did not do a good job there. That's bad business practice when all the other exchanges were, you know, doing, you know, distributing the, the airdrops that are rightfully to the holders. So yeah, it's kind of like the enemy of my enemy, right? Yeah, exactly. So, you know, I grit my teeth and say, go Coinbase, beat the SEC, but that's where it stops. Sure. Final question here before I let you go. Any, I don't think we've heard anything about the Grayscale suit because, you know, obviously these Bitcoin spot ETF applications are in play. My thoughts are Gary is going to try to time the approval of like, let's say BlackRock ETF with maybe if there is a news of him losing to Grayscale and try to bury that news. Any thoughts on that and any dates that you are aware? Yeah, I think we are not going to get any decisions on the ETFs until that Grayscale case is decided. Just as a recap, that's in the DC circuit of appeals right now, oral argument was in March of 23. And if you go by when the rulings should be dropped, we're in that window of when the court would likely release its ruling, those courts or that court typically releases its opinions at 11 AM Eastern on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, you know, anybody that's really watching things, those are the times, you know, tomorrow next or this Thursday, any day, Tuesday and Thursday, we're going to get a ruling. I mean, it is coming out any day. And if the court, you know, doesn't smack the SEC on the back of the hand, then I think you're going to get a lot of delay in the ETFs. I think if the court basically, you know, comes out the way a lot of people are banking on it that, you know, Grayscale is going to win in some way, then you see the ETFs start getting approved or at least timed. You know, we've seen I forget who put it together. I wish I could give him credit, but the timeline, maybe it was Elliott Fox, but the timeline of when Gary does something or Congress does something and Gary basically one ups them every time and file something. So there's definitely going to be some political maneuvering, however, that Grayscale case comes out. But I don't think you're going to see anything until that case is decided. Yeah. Well, yeah. And I hope Grayscale wins. I hope Coinbase wins, but, you know, we'll have to wait and see. The other thing that's interesting is on those ETFs, Grayscale, the last one, I think it was the ARK 21 ETF. There's a comment period that's open. You know, people can go online and read the comments, but Grayscale submitted a comment letter saying you should, they were kind of like, you should deny this ETF only because ours was filed the first, we were the first of the first. And for you to grant any of these on basically the same reasons that we wanted one granted, but now you're going to come up with this, you know, new idea or new because Coinbase is the surveillance sharing agreement. You know, that's ridiculous. You're, actually opposing some of these ETFs again, because it's in their best interest to not have another one be granted before theirs is granted. So there's a lot of politics going back and forth. You know, I do think, well, I don't think you're going to hear anything about ETFs until the Grayscale decision. Thankfully that's happening any day now, any Tuesday or Thursday now. And if it's go, if it's good and we get a positive ruling for Grayscale, then I think within the next month or two, you'll start to see them getting approved. Hmm. Oh man. Well, I hope it's sooner than later. Obviously I'm biased there, but Fred all this great information, man. Thank you so much. All right. It was great being on here. You know what? I'm kind of awake now too. So I'm going to attack the rest of the day instead of going back and taking a nap. Awesome, man.
Scholar Thomas Howard Shares His Sister's Tragic Story
"People watching probably don't know that you have a famous, at least one famous sibling. Can you tell us about Elizabeth Elliott? Yes. Betty, as we called her in the family, is the second oldest of our six children. And it was interesting. She and I in this family of six offspring, she and I had a very intriguing, a very close relationship. We were, she was the second oldest and I was the second youngest, but there was something about the love of words and all sorts of things. I mean, she's most famous for people who don't know for her book Gates of Splendor, I guess is the title. Through Gates of Splendor. About the murder of her husband. Tell us about that. Well, she was married to a chap named Jim Elliott. They both went to Wheaton College together. As did you. Yes. And he was one of five young American men who in 1956, I think it was, they were in mission work in Ecuador, in the Ecuadorian jungle, the Amazonian jungle. And they were trying to make a contact, a friendly contact with a tribe there that are popularly called the Alcas. The Alca Indians. They call themselves Walrani, but most people know them as the Alcas. And these five fellows made a very carefully orchestrated and cautious and hesitant attempt to make a friendly contact with them. And they were afraid of all outsiders, even other Indians. This was in the eastern jungle of Ecuador. And to make a long story short, they, in their attempt to approach the Alca Indians, as they were called, they called themselves Walrani, they were all speared to death, these fellows. They were all killed. Yeah, all five of them. All five of them. I didn't remember that. And your brother -in -law was one of those five, Jim Elliott. That's, you know, you don't hear very much about missionaries being killed these days. It's sort of like a 19th century British joke. But as recently as 1956 this happened,
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Interim Louisville Police Chief: Multiple Casualties Reported in Bank Shooting
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"elliott" Discussed on The Final Lap
"For Kevin Harvick. I know he's got three sets of three, right? That's crazy. Well, this was attractive for a long time. Everybody would like max out with three wins. I think they'll junior had three Kyle Busch has three. I think Harvick had three for a while, and then it was Jimmy Johnson had three. It was like everybody had three at this racetrack for a long time. It was like, man, everybody has three wins. Then Kevin just took off and it was like, okay, well, different stratosphere at this point. He did and he's got some momentum this year, so I wouldn't count him out this weekend. Yeah, no, for sure, for sure. He's been kind of there. You know what I mean? It's one of those things where I feel good about where he's at right now. The last couple of years of Stewart Haas racing was kind of one of those. I don't know, man. At this point in the year, but they've come out decent. So I feel like he's in a pretty good spot to succeed. Right. So you mentioned, we have an X Factor this weekend. We just don't know what to expect with the new rules in play. At the short track. The short short track. But yeah, so that's the thing. And I saw Denny Hamlin's quotes about it. He's excited. He has no clue. He feels like it could lead to a very exciting race with so many teams not knowing what to expect, not having a setup book, ready to roll for this thing. So it could be a situation where somebody totally knew hits on something or off the truck. And goes and succeeds. We could see a Michael McDowell win who knows. That would be cool. He's a hometown guy. Yeah. Yeah, totally. There's a lot of things to play. Anything can happen. And it's one of those things where until you actually see a few laps on the track with these cars, one, you're not going to know how well the cars are going to handle. And two, you're not going to have a good gauge on who has at least found speed off the truck. So it's a wide open field this weekend going to Phoenix. Definitely, definitely. Well, why don't we get some expertise in terms of, by the way, expertise? I feel bad for rowdy this week, because my gosh. Well,
"elliott" Discussed on The Final Lap
"That's what he set up in the booth when he was doing the X feddy race. Yeah, yeah. I've got a funny story for you after we're off the air here. Remind me to tell you. Not related with Phoenix. Not for our listeners. It might get on the listener at some point, but this is off air for now. Wow, you got people throwing things at their audio devices now. They're like, no. What do you got, Toby? So besides Kevin Harvick, who do we got, that's pretty decent that we got to Kyle Busch has three wins, right? Yeah, Kyle Busch is good there, typically the Hendrick cars are pretty good there that ein car has been good there with Chase Elliott. He's not going to be there though, so maybe Josh Barry can sneak up there and surprise in his second start in the next gen car. Alex Bowman, that's his home track. He's good there. Yeah, Hamlin. I mean, there's lots of guys who've shown the ability to get it done here at Phoenix. So this is kind of a wide open thing, especially with the new package. We've got the new aerodynamic package. Where it's going to take away 30 to 40% of the down force. NASCAR says 30, I've heard Denny Hamlin say up to 40% down force will be removed. This is big. So we really don't know what we're going to see. But I do think with guys like Denny Hamlin, who were able to take care of their tires usually with a car that has less down force, they're going to be kind of slinging it out and burning those tires off. I think a Denny Hamlin could be a smart play this week. Logano has the most recent win there and he's got three in his back pocket two. Yeah. Yeah. It looks insane, by the way. Looking at a list of drivers with wins. It looks insane. You got two, three, 9,
"elliott" Discussed on The Final Lap
"But from the legitimate aspect of the sport, do you feel there's any less legitimacy to giving a guy a playoff waiver after missing 6 races due to an injury that was sustained not in a racing incident? Well, he still needs to win, right? So yeah, he does delete the wind. Does that legitimize it enough to you? I would think so. I mean, that's not easy to do. And you got to put together a good day and you win a race and that, you know, I think in my eyes is enough to be playoff bound. See, I think, I think even at this point, with the way things are and they've scrapped the top 30 rule, I think we should even have a required to start every race rule. Anymore. I don't think you should be required to start a race. You don't start to play off races, you're not going to win the championship anyway. So they're going to be there for the ten playoff races no matter what. These guys are going to not run these regular season races if they can't. I like the way you're thinking here because that makes Jimmy eligible. Well, there you go. The thought process I have here though is all you're doing at this point is penalizing somebody for not being able to find sponsorship because these guys are not gonna not run these races if they have a sponsor. Yeah. You know what I mean? Because you don't run these races, you don't have a sponsorship. Well damn, we don't want to sponsor you. You're not in those races. So the only thing you're penalizing somebody for at this point is not being able to find sponsorship. You're not penalizing them for their on track performance. You're not penalizing them for being injured. Penalizing for anything else, but not being able to find $30 million of sponsorship to be on the race track is the only thing that's being penalized at this point. And that's the thing I wish we would just kind of get rid of as that whole requirement to attempt every race. Because some of these guys, you go out one Daytona and sure you'd be locked in the playoffs, but oh man, I'm an underfunded guy who just doesn't have anything set for Vegas. Yeah. So in the true spirit of the way the rule is written, was it designed for injuries related to racing and this is kind of the gray area that you're talking about? I don't know, so that's the thing it's always been that thing where it wasn't really defined. It was just a medical waiver. So we've had precedent in the past for Tony Stewart's been injured and dune buggy accident. Made the playoffs. Kyle Busch was injured in an accident in a race and got the medical waiver. So we haven't seen any we've had COVID situations. We haven't seen anybody not be approved that's applied for one of these things. So from that aspect, I think chase deserves it because everybody else has had it in the past as well. It's not one of those things where this is a different case than anything we've ever seen. From that aspect, he needs to have the waiver. I just think it's time to scrap the whole requirement to run every race. The thought on the requirements run every race is so these guys don't not run NASCAR and they run like a couple of NASCAR races and go to IndyCar or whatever. I don't think you're gonna see that. You know what I mean? It just doesn't make sense. Chase Elliott. No, no, so it just doesn't make any sense to me. And it just feels like even though the rules in place to keep guys from swapping to a different series mid season wants to have an ass car win. It really feels like the only penalty being distributed out as to the guys who can't find sponsorship. They're not sponsorship. Right. They'll be any more penalty on top of that. Let's take a look at the statistical advance for Phoenix raceway this coming weekend. The playoff race at the end of the year. So keep that in mind. This is a prelude to that, even though we just kind of debunk that anyway. Race number four of 36 on a one mile, not short track, banking up to 11°. We're doing the metric system down in Arizona. 312 laps, 500 kilometers. Wow. Yeah, stages 60, one 25 and one 27. Last year's winner. What do we got here, spring? Chase Briscoe? Yeah. Yes. And the year before that was Martin Truex Junior, the poll sitter last year was Ryan Blaney. Yeah. And of course, you can't go to Phoenix without talking about Kevin Harvick either. The guy has won there 40,000 times. 40,000 exactly.
"elliott" Discussed on The Final Lap
"His stature and everything being able to fit in the same seat. And then, of course, they appreciated the performance that Josh put in on short notice and him down decided to keep him. For the oval races, yes, exactly. Yeah, so he'll be in the oval races and then Jordan Taylor, how cool is that? I know it's not the situation anybody would want to be in to be able to get your first Cup Series start, but Jordan Taylor, a longtime star, will be getting his NASCAR Cup Series debut at coda in the number 9. The top ride for a team that knows how to set up for road courses because their drivers know slouch on road courses. Yeah, yeah. So this is, this is big, man. This is a legit, this could be a walk off one off win. I mean, it really could, because this car, the next gen car is designed a lot like these M so race cars. And a lot of those design features were put in to make these cars better at road racing. So I think if there was ever a time for a road ringer, like Jordan Taylor to come in and try to succeed in a one off start, I think this is the year to have done it either this year or last year. And I'm interested to see what he does. So last thing, let's wrap things up with, what about chase? What does he need to do? It's just win when he comes back, right? Yeah, at this point. So he does have to get the money like it's easy. He does have he does have to get the medical waiver from NASCAR, which is first step, because that has not been granted yet. NASCAR won't wait on that until chase is ready to come back. If he gets the medical waiver, that's all he needs at this point is when. Because NASCAR changed the rules in the off season, which removed the requirement of being in the top 30 of points to be able to get into the playoffs for the win. So they knew this was going to happen. Yeah, they had the script all along. Chase even joked about the script on Twitter. I think Charlotte Motor Speedway actually put the script out. The fake script that chase Elliott goes back and wins at the cook 600 and gets in the playoffs. So NASCAR NASCAR's Alton Sawyer says based on past precedent, he sees no reason why chase shouldn't get the waiver. When he returns, but again, until it happens, you can't count your chickens before the hatch. And the big thing for NASCAR is not that chase can get in the car and drive the car. It's they want him to display that he can get out of the car in terms of an emergency situation. Certainly, you have a situation that happens on the track that maybe he gets back before that leg is completely healed and something breaks again or something like that. You want to make sure he's able to be limber enough to get out and be able to walk on whatever and be able to get away if you think catches on fire and all sorts of situations. We're not in the Dale Earnhardt days where he had multiple broken bones and he still got in the car and that's not how it works anymore. Yeah, it's just one of those things where the medical field as a whole back then. We didn't understand what those things meant. Concussions was like, ah, walk it off, whatever, dude, quit being a whist. These days, it's like, okay, that really messaged you up. And a message you up for a long time and it really ruins your life after you're out of these things. So it's one of those things where we've learned a lot more medically since the 70s and 80s and 90s. And to that credit, it will help the long-term lives of these race car drivers once they are done with their driving careers, but I don't know, what do you think about the waiver situation? Do you think a guy should get a waiver for an injury sustained outside of racing? Well, the thing that would lead me to the answer of yes is the fact that even his race team is backing him up in terms of these guys got to get away from the track. They've got to get their minds off things. They've got to have a life outside the racetrack. Yeah, it sucks. It's bad timing. They scrambled for a driver all that stuff, but maybe he should take a ping Pong instead.
"elliott" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Times this week and William Byron now though no, no, so I don't know. There is a lot that can change and there's a lot that will change. Before we get to Phoenix in November, but you can start kind of looking at guys that you see in these clutch situations though, because William Byron, although he led the most laps and had the fastest car. And the closing laps he was not winning this race. It was Kyle Larson was going to win this race. They get a late race caution, gives them a chance to re rack. His team gets it done on pit road. He gets ahead of Kyle Larson, but then he also has to get ahead of Martin Truex Junior on the restart, which he does, and he has to hold off everybody else once that's done. He checked all three of those boxes, and that's a clutch performance for me for William Byron. And Vegas in particular, it was cold this past weekend. I mean, really, really cold temperatures. The next time they go to Las Vegas, the track temperature is going to be off the charts. Yeah, the tires will be melted onto the track and it's going to be different. Totally. It's weird stuff. So I don't know. Again, I don't know how much we take stock into anything we've seen to this point other than we know which teams have come out strong out of the gates, which means they put in a lot of work in the off season and the work paid off. I feel we're three races in, Chevy's won all three, and they've done it with three different organizations and three different drivers. I feel if I'm forward in Toyota, I'm probably going okay. Let's re rack here for a second. This has been a bad start. We're getting our butts up. Probably shouldn't have gotten rid of Kyle Busch. Right, especially with the one, two, three sweep this week. In addition to the Kyle Busch thing last week, Daytona is a mixed animal. Weird things happen there. But you've been pretty handily beaten the last couple of weeks of Fontana and Las Vegas and if I'm forward in Toyota, I'm going, man. What do we got to do to catch up to those Chevys? Well, one four that was fast. Joey Logano, he was the pole sitter, but I ended up sliding through the infield after getting pinched between two cars. Retired from the race after the crash clock repairs lasted longer than ten minutes, which actually was extended for this year. And he finishes dead last. Yeah, that's a bomber for him because I know the hopes had to have been high. He's really good at Vegas and had the pole and I know it caught the wind just right during his pull run, which got him to the pole, but you still expect to have a good run. I was going three wide there with Keselowski and Kyle Busch and ran out of room off turn four and that was all she wrote. So let's talk about the whole chase Elliott thing. We'll begin with Josh Barry, who filled in for chase Elliott. He finished 29th on the day two laps down if you are in a cave or have been in a cave, yes, chase Elliott missed the race. We'll tell you why in a second, but for Josh berry, is that like a win? I mean, he brought the car back in one piece. I mean, I think it is. When you look at how guys handled the next gen car in their first few times in it last year, it didn't go very well for a lot of them. There were a lot of incidents last year. Josh berry did just kind of show up cold turkey, never running a lap in the next gen car. And being told, hey, here's the 9 car good luck. Literally Saturday morning. I feel at least he got one of the best cars out there. That is true. That is true. But to be just kind of dropped in that situation, Saturday morning, you didn't even have time to mentally prepare and you're in the middle of the next series championship run as well, and you've been focused on that car all week. It's just, it's tough. And the fact that he had never had a lap in the next gen car before last weekend's race weekend. That's an almost impossible task for anybody to be that far behind going into a race weekend. The fact that he didn't crash this thing is amazing for one. And the fact that he finished only two laps down is incredible as well, especially considering they said that there were also mechanical issues with the car throughout the day as well. So the fact that he brought it home in 29th, only two laps down. I feel like it has to be a win. I mean, I don't know what people were expecting, but you can't legitimately expect a guy to just kind of come off the street from the Xfinity series, drop on an ex gen car for the first time and finish top 5. It's just not going to happen. Yeah. All right, let's talk about chase Elliott. We found out it was like over the weekend. It was before it was after we were done with our show, so we didn't have a chance to talk about it. Fractured his leg, while snowboarding. Yeah, man. That's not good. And when it started, when it started trickling in, it was like, we had heard there might be something from a big driver in the Cup Series and it was like, okay,
Kyle Busch gets 1st RCR victory in Fontana's NASCAR farewell
"Just two races in with his new team at Richard Childress racing Kyle Busch goes to victory lane at Auto Club speedway in Los Angeles and Marx's name in the history books as the first driver to have 19 consecutive seasons with at least one win. There's not very many records that you can beat that Richard Petty has. With big changes coming to shorten the track, Bush said he was also glad to get the final NASCAR Cup Series win on the current two mile configuration. Sad day for me to see this racetrack be in its last race being a two mile configuration. So I'm glad I was able to win the final one here. Finishing second was chase Elliott, followed by Ross Chastain, who led the most laps on the day, but finished his third. I'm Jerry Jordan.
"elliott" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Of the sub place, I don't remember to get low to gaze but now say I didn't say it another true. As I started back, I hadn't come maybe two or three miles. I topped this hill then and ambushed a truck. Just like mine have flow to gas and I didn't know where to go. They said, right, and old coat for a non phase, but I run through the solid part of that setting the paper will never believe if I had no horse together when I thought about it. I described a story where I got to the far and shut my eyes and screws the stern wheel. Went through the 5 fires to that trail would run and I will follow it up that was in there about that far from down to the blowing up as high and I could see and I would rather do it the bottom of your way through the fire. I didn't even realize that I didn't get no education, you know? Without a mom and daddy and coach I had a hip in the after move to the front line, they sent me over this after I said, I don't know that number was, but I said, no, she brought up in hot sun. Summertime. And they had learned to know they had two trucks. And a lot of power to have in front of them in another ride. That lotion this guy on the rider figured he would want to go with his booty, but I thought he might not be as good. And I didn't want to mess him up. I just mourn your aim go ahead and get behind him and you see behind him right back phantom royal head of lion and it blows the whole back and that truck happened covered me up but he kept walking straight up running out the wedding. I went home. I thought all the time I would never like it, you know, but the lower Tokyo ever ever done rail, I could tell you all day long. They sent me the convoy over was going to the front line, I was laying on my buddies, the sergeant told us that you get a chain that is falling right on your wiggle had to go on. Well, I don't know where I'm going. So just keep on this road, you come to a black stump all the rat, no Merck stop, and the little damn road out there go up to everybody. The machine gun is a way of loaded with one O 5. And they took a man's limb, white rover. Laborers of the next morning were no longer anyway, we passed that know it. We pulled up our neighbors laying in a date. And that little road. They'd lay in our shooting down through the Woods. Standing over our screamed out. That means that while you're doing them close, as you see, we're fine. And they said, well, you ain't here. And my parents wouldn't back up with loads of it with your side. It rained. And I like to look down, hey, you are not saying that road had a curl reading kind of the layout and I seen a lot of pretty yellowed with a slater trace. And I told her slim I said it's laying off the UCS later tree. He said, yeah, I said, I'm going to pull you down there. And I'm going to run into you and close your back. And when you get the head back up, they say, well, we're done there. I was here today. I thought they were made to get shipped, but I recognized amazing. And they were, I don't know what they really thought. I had not run like a dream, man, I told him I got my heel. We found a machine. They were submitted. They had to shoot off our clothes. And we lived there for the company. The company was moving. They said, they've run over. They're coming this way and they've enabled them to move. And that was something they run 60 miles south. They could have found river. George I just want to talk about one more thing about your driving and bringing troops to the front, did you transport wounded soldiers back to tegu? No, I didn't care to own it now. Some of my bodies take them up and carry them some horror. I don't know what I got them. So do you think they couldn't give it a similar liability as follow them? But they ever did myself. In fact, I got one little ball from mobile Alabama and I would lay it on a conscious realized based on them up in their lap forward. They shaken them. He was still alive and they see him. And they patched him up and they pulled him back, he come by the company after boa. I shared it with you. I don't know. It works really well. You may have saved my life, but I sure do thank you to one over slave for having me. George lets pause right there. We're going to take a short break. We'll be right back with George Eliot, a Korean War veteran from the army National Guard on veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles, I'm Greg corumba. Honored to be joined today by George Eliot, a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of the Korean War. He's been telling us about his role, his assignment as a driver during the early stages of the Korean War very late 1950 and to 1951, and now we're going to be talking about some of the specific engagements. And Georgia, I know one of the areas where you were assigned was near the fight for the airport, explain what was happening and what you remember about it. They sent us up load up with one O 5 that the major output we had this big train loaded with family and three. We backed in different towers and failed up and we had them come around and load this. What is in a hurry when I back then there are three of them I've lost my truck. One of them cursed me. I can't get my fluid and throw it around my chamber. But I mean, they went to work. Well, I pulled out. I'm not sure who are the first or the second one. Loaded first. I pulled up and as a lower color sitting in a ditch, they had little scope of Woods on the right. They were clear on the layout. Coming from the train. I got out of the truck to get me a drink of water out of that. Just by the time I got in front of my truck, the whole train blowed up and I blowed that Malaysian higher need to see a shoot in the arm of lightning. All around us, and we couldn't run. I did run on our watercolor, which wouldn't do it for nothing. But we're just lucky, we ain't getting hit. All three of three holes, we didn't get here. At the most I train blow that trade all the pieces, and there's a woman was running up the railroad track. It blowed pace of that steel off that train and cut that Wilmer's leg, I guess she bled today. Well, we took off and we got a part of that. And we stopped in this sage patch. They had little can't wait, we just couldn't go no further harder. So I just said, I don't go and get this little thing to have about a 6 man ten virus. The oldest lay down and I'm thinking now and we got a man here to guard you. Well, we did. We laid down. We were asleep in the main time. I guess I was probably there. And the rest of my lip that woke up the next morning. I stood up and taped through the crack and had to come up real big snow. And it just blinded me. And I stayed in the looking to America more to them. North Korea had captured them. And they were Amanda somebody, you know? That time I walked two south South Korea, you know, we walked up and they turned them over to them and they just walked them out there and to the layout and I very slowly turned out they slow and shut both of them in the back and killed them. Go back up. And they followed all night long. It was terrible. Now, George you mentioned the snow, one of the things about the Korean War that became very well known is the cold. What do you remember about the cold and Korea? Yeah, I will never forget that. I don't know how we live. Wait, didn't even have haters or named part of them. They didn't even have no worries, I don't know. I would like to probably slap today. I don't know how I made it. Yo, people can take a lot of older person gains. That's raising they take the younger people for do the side. George, we're going to pause one more time. When we come back, we'll talk about heartbreak ridge and the fighting where you were injured. We're talking with George Eliot, he is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, and a veteran of the Korean War. I'm Greg. Stay with us on veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles. I'm Greg Columbus. Our guest in this edition is George Eliot. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, and he served in the Korean War. We've already talked about his role as a driver during the Korean War and how close he was to the front lines. We've also talked about the brutal cold in Korea and also the fighting around the airport. One of the more famous battles in the Korean War is heartbreak ridge and you were certainly around the battle of heartbreak ridge. So tell us what you remember about that battle. Yeah, I remember like it was yesterday, really. We had it going after dark. Couldn't use no headlines. I had quite a bowl out in front of me right. He wrote little road, you're just a trail, and how far did him and low gear, I guess, or if that just walk and I called him behind him, they got all the way down there. I got here in a bunch of noise. I'll stop, get out, Luke. I'm down, but they're trying to drive without a flagman. And they had rode off the bike and had loads of barbed wire and troops or said no top. It was a South Korean soldier, as I sat on the top, I thought, bob wall was on them. It darkens you. I couldn't even sleep. I got up right there to look the way I brought off the bike. Anyway, we got back in the truck, I couldn't help a non one on down. And we pulled and hopped like rage. And as this very gift blower was like 25 foot high and we pulled in drugs. Up in our tree stood there. We told them, but never actually killed some Liam was from puddle with top of the kind of a camouflage. And they were shooting at us the bullets was going over a couple of rooms. They could shoot to blow up, you know? And they had a mood. They had a streak all the way across the holler or no good shield. Overhead. They sent half tracks, had one crack. They could get up. These little rolls of layup around the kind of like a horseshoe. And they could get up on that gray. But they rode in on that Greg. And I'd stand on top of me more as about 6 of them at the time, they'd go on around and get a knife. By the time they stop, they shoot them and blow them and I can see them blow up now. You know, I couldn't see the machines more good, but I could say they were more like, you know, when they move up and what I have to know and I guess put it towards you and you know, we didn't know who it was going to like it or not. But when watched there for about three days and nights and we had to leave out the same way with a flag month that couldn't use no red light, you know, all they are so many people get killed or it was on real. And that was my last
"elliott" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And to the layout and I very slowly turned out they slow and shut both of them in the back and killed them. Go back up. And they followed all night long. It was terrible. Now, George you mentioned the snow, one of the things about the Korean War that became very well known is the cold. What do you remember about the cold and Korea? Yeah, I will never forget that. I don't know how we live. Wait, didn't even have haters or named part of them. They didn't even
"elliott" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"How close did you get to the front lines when you were transporting troops? On top of it, they get cable 500. For a long time, we'd Harlem and that time we got back above the low did be done dead. I had toto knocked out in front of me. They sent me out of the sub place, I don't remember to get low to gaze but now say I didn't say it another true. As I started back, I hadn't come maybe two or three miles. I topped this hill then and ambushed a truck. Just like mine have flow to gas and I didn't know where to go. They said, right, and old coat for a non phase, but I run through the solid part of that setting the paper will never believe if I had no horse together when I thought about it. I described a story where I got to the far and shut my eyes and screws the stern wheel. Went through the 5 fires to that trail would run and I will follow it up that was in there about that far from down to the blowing up as high and I could see and I would rather do it the bottom of your way through the fire. I didn't even realize that I didn't get no education, you know? Without a mom and daddy and coach I had a hip in the after move to the front line, they sent me over this after I said, I don't know that number was, but I said, no, she brought up in hot sun. Summertime. And they had learned to know they had two trucks. And a lot of power to have in front of them in another ride. That lotion this guy on the rider figured he would want to go with his booty, but I thought he might not be as good. And I didn't want to mess him up. I just mourn your aim go ahead and get behind him and you see behind him right back phantom royal head of lion and it blows the whole back and that truck happened covered me up but he kept walking straight up running out the wedding. I went home. I thought all the time I would never like it, you know, but the lower Tokyo ever ever done rail, I could tell you all day long. They sent me the convoy over was going to the front line, I was laying on my buddies, the sergeant told us that you get a chain that is falling right on your wiggle had to go on. Well, I don't know where I'm going. So just keep on this road, you come to a black stump all the rat, no Merck stop, and the little damn road out there go up to everybody. The machine gun is a way of loaded with one O 5. And they took a man's limb, white rover. Laborers of the next morning were no longer anyway, we passed that know it. We pulled up our neighbors laying in a date. And that little road. They'd lay in our shooting down through the Woods. Standing over our screamed out. That means that while you're doing them close, as you see, we're fine. And they said, well, you ain't here. And my parents wouldn't back up with loads of it with your side. It rained. And I like to look down, hey, you are not saying that road had a curl reading kind of the layout and I seen a lot of pretty yellowed with a slater trace. And I told her slim I said it's laying off the UCS later tree. He said, yeah, I said, I'm going to pull you down there. And I'm going to run into you and close your back. And when you get the head back up, they say, well, we're done there. I was here today. I thought they were made to get shipped, but I recognized amazing. And they were, I don't know what they really thought. I had not run like a dream, man, I told him I got my heel. We found a machine. They were submitted. They had to shoot off our clothes. And we lived there for the company. The company was moving. They said, they've run over. They're coming this way and they've enabled them to move. And that was something they run 60 miles south. They could have found river. George I just want to talk about one more thing about your driving and bringing troops to the front, did you transport wounded soldiers back to tegu? No, I didn't care to own it now. Some of my bodies take them up and carry them some horror. I don't know what I got them. So do you think they couldn't give it a similar liability as follow them? But they ever did myself. In fact, I got one little ball from mobile Alabama and I would lay it on a conscious realized based on them up in their lap forward. They shaken them. He was still alive and they see him. And they patched him up and they pulled him back, he come by the company after boa. I shared it with you. I don't know. It works really well. You may have saved my life, but I sure do thank you to one over slave for having me. George lets pause right there. We're going to take a short break. We'll be right back with George Eliot, a Korean War veteran from the army National Guard on veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles, I'm Greg corumba. Honored to be joined today by George Eliot, a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of the Korean War. He's been telling us about his role, his assignment as a driver during the early stages of the Korean War very late 1950 and to 1951, and now we're going to be talking about some of the specific engagements. And Georgia, I know one of the areas where you were assigned was near the fight for the airport, explain what was happening and what you remember about it. They sent us up load up with one O 5 that the major output we had this big train loaded with family and three. We backed in different towers and failed up and we had them come around and load this. What is in a hurry when I back then there are three of them I've lost my truck. One of them cursed me. I can't get my fluid and throw it around my chamber. But I mean, they went to work. Well, I pulled out. I'm not sure who are the first or the second one. Loaded first. I pulled up and as a lower color sitting in a ditch, they had little scope of Woods on the right. They were clear on the layout. Coming from the train. I got out of the truck to get me a drink of water out of that. Just by the time I got in front of my truck, the whole train blowed up and I blowed that Malaysian higher need to see a shoot in the arm of lightning. All around us, and we couldn't run. I did run on our watercolor, which wouldn't do it for nothing. But we're just lucky, we ain't getting hit. All three of three holes, we didn't get here. At the most I train blow that trade all the pieces, and there's a woman was running up the railroad track. It blowed pace of that steel off that train and cut that Wilmer's leg, I guess she bled today. Well, we took off and we got a part of that. And we stopped in this sage patch. They had little can't wait, we just couldn't go no further harder. So I just said, I don't go and get this little thing to have about a 6 man ten virus. The oldest lay down and I'm thinking now and we got a man here to guard you. Well, we did. We laid down. We were asleep in the main time. I guess I was
Bruce Elliot: 23 Baltimore Schools Report Zero Math Proficiency
"I'm doing well and welcome to the show. We've been following this crazy story out of Baltimore and folks, Bruce is one of the top radio host in America, co hosting the morning drive, Casey and Elliott on talk radio 6 80, which is our great affiliate there. Bruce's story about Baltimore county and math proficiency. What's going on there? Well, it's both what we're city and boulevard county, Todd, that the kids are not testing too great to put a very politely story on WBS TV here locally, a couple of days ago, said that 23 schools were checked. Ten high schools, 8 elementary schools, three middle schools are 2000 students took the amount of test and various grade levels and zero students tested proficient in math. These are three schools where zero zero proficiency of these schools for incarcerated youth. We hope that you are for students with disabilities. But those are special schools. The 23 schools that they checked in this particular survey indicated with one or two students at the outside proficient in math and most of the schools had no one proficient in math at their grade level. This is a pretty grim number. And the bulls are counting numbers turned out we just want to say. So something is not working well here.
The real reason Eagles' Jalen Hurts played through a shoulder that was 'hurting bad'
"The eagles Quincy going to see Easter Division Championship and the number one seed in the NFC playoffs with the 22 16 win over the Giants Philadelphia touchdown run by Boston Scott and 5 field goals by Jake Elliott and his first game back from a shoulder injury quarterback Jalen hurts true for 229 yards for the birds who finished a regular season at 14 and three. We worked really hard to be where we are now. We've overcome a lot. We we've been through a lot as a team and as individuals. Davis Webb ran for one touchdown through for another for the Giants. Michael luongo, the Philadelphia
"elliott" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"3800. And some of the interesting calls that we've actually heard to the downside, looking more towards a 33 or 3400, of course, if some of the economic data starts to roll over, at least for now, it looks like for the actual markets, not the economic data. You're going to get a Dow Jones that closes this more the underperformer, you off about one half of 1%. And S&P may be on the day, you're down about 11 or 12 points, but you're only off about three tenths of 1%. Carol, for me, it is big tech. Is this more of the new classic safe haven right with the NASDAQ and the NASDAQ 100, the clear outperformers? Yeah, fascinating, right? To see it just kind of edge into the green here. Internals are what we like to talk about, and I'm just going to go back to the large caps, the S&P 500. If you dig a little bit deeper, you still see that much more negative sentiment. Katie, I have 353 names in that index lower on the day, a 150 higher. So still more of them having some struggling in today's session. And if you take a look under the hood at some of the industry groups, you do see that negative sentiment too if you look at what is leading, you do have food and some of those Staples names. That a lot of that though is Costco. Again, moving higher on the heels of that upgrade that they got from Deutsche Bank. You do have semis getting a bid as well Qualcomm, some of the other big chip makers have really been a bright spot in this market so far this week. But then if you look at what isn't doing too well, you've got more red bars than green bars and right at the bottom you can see the banks, of course, as we finally do kick off into earnings season. You also have energy materials and some of the insurance seems there well as well Carol. All right, so Katie, so let's get to some. Let's drill down even a little bit deeper into some of the individual names. So I'm going to get to the gainers and Katie mentioned some of them. First of all, I want to mention TSM Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing. We got some news overnight. This is apple's most important chip maker. And they did give a little bit of a warning, but they did raise its 2022 revenue forecast. They did warn at the same time that it will trim spending on expansion by as much as 9%, but nonetheless, TSM up about 3% in today's session. All right, Costco, we heard that from Katie, top in the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100, holding on to its gains really for the most part for the day up about 4% today. Deutsche Bank upgrading to buy from hold, the analyst they are writing, Costco is one of the most consistent operators in our group and it's steady traffic gains and high membership renewal rates serve as key differentiators in an increasingly uncertain backdrop. So talk about an endorsement. And then let's get to Qualcomm. It was up about 4.6% top of the NASDAQ 100. Number one in the S&P 500, the JPMorgan analyst over there saying reiterating its overweight rating, but put the company on the firm's analyst focus list. And here's what they had to say. It was a valuation called Taylor. They said the stack offers a large potential upside for investors if Qualcomm continues to gain shares against competitors. So a little bit of an if, but nonetheless, that stack up four points. I'm going to give you another sort of big fundamental mover here. Carol, take a look at shares of Pinterest at one point spiking up about 19%. This is after a report from Dow Jones that Elliott management has taken a more than 9% stake in that company. So again, jumping after Ellie management according to reports from Dow Jones, maybe studying his sights on Pinterest, Tim certainly a huge mover now to the upside in post market. Now 25%. Yeah, as Dow Jones reminds us though that one of the cofounders of Pinterest spent silverman who stepped down just a few months ago for Bill ready to take over. He has quite a big voting stake in the company. So we'll see what Elliot could do when it comes to forcing changes there. We'll keep an eye on Pinterest, shares hired by 25%. Right now, let's talk about some of the decliners in today's market. JPMorgan Chase, finishing the day down by 3.5%, closing at its lowest level since November of 2020. We've been talking about it all day. The company halting share buybacks, earnings missed estimates. The company did also add $428 million that it sets aside for potentially sour loans, reflecting a quote modest deterioration in the economic outlook. Morgan Stanley also finished in the day down just fractionally four tenths of 1%. It was down nearly 4% earlier in the day after it reported worse than expected second quarter results finale, including revenue of 13.1 billion compared to expectations for 13.3 billion. And all you were on that call, what were your takeaways? Yeah, there were a few things here, and it was how uncertain the second half of the year is, Tim, however, even with those uncertainties, you're seeing the trading businesses, the wealth businesses hold up a lot better than the consumer focused businesses, even though that trading environment is still uncertain. I've got to say, since the high of last year, JPMorgan has lost more than $200 billion worth of its market value. That's a lot. Yes, definitely a lot. And you are seeing so many banks now trading below their book value. And you know, we haven't seen the worst of it potentially yet. There's a lot of expectations here among Wall Street analysts that provisions for loan losses will start to rise more as the year goes on, we have not seen the face of a recession yet. All right, and we still have many banks to hear from not just the big ones coming up tomorrow and next week, but of course also the regionals that we continue to hear from. Taylor I want to check in on one more novavax giving up that recent rally shares falling today by more than 25% after regulators in the EU updated the product label to include information about a severe allergic reaction. Look at that down 26% today. I want to do yields as well. When you think about sort of a big story that we've had today, it's been all about sort of finding some direction, right? Within these markets, you bond deals at least on a two year yield coming down by about two basis points further out. On the 5s and the tens actually rising. So bond markets searching for directions. Yeah, I also want to get to some breaking news here too because this is a big deal, a big move alphabet is adding former Goldman Sachs, chief financial officer, Martin Chavez, to its board. Remember Marty Chavez was known for helping Goldman Sachs really transform on the technology front and alphabet as we know as one of those tech companies with a lot of financial ambitions. Marty now works at 6th street, which is a big private investment manager at the world is getting quite interesting on the talent front, guys. What's the implications of this? Like I think about board members, right when they announced it, this is, I guess, the first change to the alphabet board since 2020, that's when we saw Eric Schmidt depart the board. So what are the implications? What does this mean potentially in terms of what alphabet does going forward? Yeah, it's a great question, too. And you mentioned Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt and Marty actually know each other very well. But you have to wonder what the broader ambitions are here for alphabet to get deeper into financial services. Even cryptocurrencies. Marty was one of the first people really to talk to me at length about digital assets at scale across the world. And you know, he thinks a lot about cybersecurity. We think a lot about what he worries about him things about both from his former perch at Goldman. And now on the board of Alphabet as he joins worrying about cyber said. And if we think about some of the other big after hours news we got, I want to go back to Pinterest. We're getting a little bit more details. This is, of course, Dow Jones reporting Elliot taking a more than 9% stake in Pinterest and you look at Pinterest shares after hours. Now a more than 20%, 21%, a lot of movement in these after hours. I also wonder how much you short covering, right? It was what about 8 and a half percent of the outstanding float was short. I mean, this stock has been hammered down to about 51% so far this year. So you think about the scrambling that's going on just from a trading perspective, right? There had been some fundamentals. We've talked a lot about sort of the new face of these social media companies in this post COVID world and Tim, I hate to sort of push this forward to next week as well. We're going to get from Netflix. Again, not social media, but more when we think about sort of these classic state home stocks, snap, of course I know that you've been all over that stock in your coverage in the previous years about how the consumers are consuming the health of the consumer and how in this reopening trade we think about these traditional sort of stocks and ecommerce as well. No, but you make a really good point about Netflix Taylor because if we think back to three months ago where we were, it was sort of the canary in the coal mine for the decline that we saw
"elliott" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"That makes them. Stand out zeke I think the biggest thing to me that makes them stand out. they're both just such versatile players You know guys that you know. They'll put put their hat on you but but they're also guys that can read from sideline to sideline you know they know. Make you miss an impasse pro or they can bore you. I mean there's there's very well rounded they well rounded linebackers and they play off each other so How does look so much of a conversation about his arm and and what happened this summer and having the team we out to other doctors on baseball teams yankees and rangers. How's he look into you before this big kickoff night. Zeke elliott. i'm back looks good. He's looking good he's ever looked He's very focused. He's ready. i'm ready to go out there and put his best football on film this year. So what what was it like To to watch him get back on the field. How did that affect your team to see him. Get back and be the deck that you want him to be Just aspiration You see like you see the hard work. He was putting in dan day out in the off season just to get back to where he was and then kind of have a little bit of a set or a little bit of a problem with the back muscle and camping just for them to you know in the face of even more adversity just You know rise to the challenge and worked non-stop Day in day out just to get back to on the field Full and been able to throw throw the ball. I mean it's just aspiration to see his work ethic and just his determination. And how how we're faced with adversity. He he always respond. Zeke elliott here prior to kickoff of the twenty twenty one season the cowboys and the bucks on westwood one radio so the the conversation about dak and and what he's become and obviously the two of you growing up together in the nfl. The conversation about quarterbacks being ready or not and being thrown in or not just in fields in chicago is one of the few rookies. Who's going to be sitting there and watching to start. And obviously i know you followed his career being fellow buckeye. What is your position. What is your thoughts on watching. Somebody get thrown in the deep end of an nfl pool at the quarterback position whether they need to sit and watch your what you think of that whole conversation. That's going on in the nfl. I know it's not your house particularly but you definitely i'd imagine have an opinion on this You know i. I think it just varies case to case Just depends what situation. These kids is in it. I mean there's a little are they in a situation where they'll have a lot of help on on offense and they're gonna have a a bunch of offensive weapons that can help them and they don't have to feel like you know all the burdens on him or is it a situation where they need to rebuild and develop the i love better Just to give more time. But i also think like it just depends on the guy self What's his you know How long did he playing college You know how many snaps did he get. What is he ready. What did you think of what you saw from from your alma mater first week. Would you think of what you saw against minnesota zeki catch any of that. Oh yeah yeah watch. I watched the game. you know. I think i think it was week one. You know minnesota always plays really really good especially when we we play them at minnesota. I remember playing there my sophomore year of a closer game that but you know i think Just the biggest thing is on defense. We got to stop the run on. But you know everything else Look pretty good. We were able to you know. I think we're less. I knock that off and I think by the second half we were rolling. Would you think what do you think. Urban 's biggest challenge is going to be now he's in hce in the nfl jacksonville. Ireland's biggest challenge in jacksonville Don't from one level to the next. What do you think. I think maybe just one of the things for me. You know going from the league or from aa to pro just a you gotta lose football games kinda in college like it's like you lose one game one or two games. And now you're not you're out you're out out of contention for the championship So i mean i think and in the lead guy you know use those those losses to to make to grow yourself in. Because i mean you're gonna get about five or six you can get about five or six of them in a year and still all right so wrapping this up getting ready for thursday night kickoff against the buccaneers ezekiel elliot. What is your. What is your goal for this year. You write goals down for you personally and try to meet them. How do you go about that. what is that for. Twenty twenty one We'll go twice was is just a. I don't really pay much attention. Individual goes magic. A the to do the best they can or that we can You know. I wanna go deep into the playoffs. I want to make us out. When we're both i mean just we. We got getting better as a team. And you know peaking at the right time and going on around you don't have a certain benchmark two thousand. I feel like we. Can we got you know you get better You take care of win football game. I think by the end of the season. You'll have a pretty good season. Okay you know. I mean michael irvin. I'd imagine would say something you know like you know. He's he's the king of Of there's an there's two is and michael in one two in irvine you know what i mean one one of michael to an urban. So he doesn't nudge you on that front. At all zeke. Okay well look zeke. I appreciate the time. Thanks greg greatly have a great twenty twenty one season. Let's let's catch up down the line and enjoy the kickoff. thank you thank you. That's ezekiel elliott. Getting ready to kick things off in the twenty twenty one season for the dallas cowboys. Okay so that was it right. There zeke talking about the goals he doesn't he doesn't. He's not a greaseboard guy howard. She writes it down. Some people take a take something and write something down but emmet used to do that. He did right he was big on. Write down your goals and so let me ask you this question because sometimes i hear something and i'm not so sure i heard it and it's taken me some time you heard. Did zeke say that dak on a back muscle injury. That's what he's three said. And i guess if if everyone's reports are true and it was the latte i guess the watt is back and it's underneath the arm kind of your upper back but they're calling it a right shoulder. Minute affects the right shoulder. I guess i don't know. I mean dak has ruled himself. Fully healthy hundred percent full systems. Go whatever i mean. That's good enough for me. But i do really want to see tonight. I'm curious tj. i'm you know i stay of. Football is just such a beautiful thing back injury or shoulder injury if your quarterback or a fan of a quarterback who makes all that money in the entire team has got all their hopes in a well you because this is all been put to bed right. I mean he's full own. we're going. we're not even thinking about it tonight. You've seen how back injuries decimated so many great right from larry bird to your tony. I'm just saying like lower back anytime you hear back. Though that's concerning. I hear back. I think lower back lower better muscle is like you know. Your back is huge. It's a lad covers a lot. There's a lot that goes back here and then definitely. You definitely need to call the yankee team doctor. Right rangers rangers to. It's the opposite shoulder. The throwing arm. But as i did my my heart knocks review looking at that. Is it on the paper bag. What taller that went along with. Deck being the unquestioned team leader. But what i remember about that was when jerry was on the funk. Jerry was on the phone with the doctor. The doctor said my friends are these guys so if you have friends yes in the same profession in sports yes. Why wouldn't you like if i have a a sports question. And i'm not sure you best believe i'm gonna texture. I'm going to text brockman. I'm gonna forget music question. I'm texts del. Tufo like you know it. Just it makes sense to just use your resources so i think we may have looked too much into good. It's all good shoulder back. It's all in the same know. Same area right. We'll find out he. D d d. Of course great looks rain into get some heavy worked you know. Look it's we don't have an unlimited budget. Here are the richeisenshow.
"elliott" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"Mark elliott mark is the ceo and co founder for materials marches on a monster construction company for roughly ten years. So mark some mortar. Biota your background please. so i started landscaping when house. Actually twelve years old. My father never provide me any money except for essentials than i wanted to have spent money in said find a job. I hustled. My way to get a job at a at a local business that was owned by my father. My friend's father. I'm kinda fell in love with it from then and i remember him asking me what he wanted to do when you're older and they don't want to win a landscape business. Oh about four years. After that i opened a landscape business with the with my older brother and He at the time he never he graduated high school and he helped me run the business while i was studying at university working fulltime gourmet degree. And then just continued with that coming out of school and by the time i graduated or company at had about twenty five thirty employees So it was. It was a good sized business for new grad. Be owning and i worked there for three years fulltime prior prior to leaving school and our company within those three years ended up growing from probably the thirty employees about sixty and as we started grow. We started getting bigger jobs. And that's where. I realized the headache of of sourcing materials. Because you're doing small jobs your local garden center and kind of picking up but On big jobs you need to be you need to be competitive and you need to find the materials at the right price and give them to the job in a timely fashion execute so when they started seeing that Problem you you obviously want to create a solution for it. And i kind of wanted to get out of the landscape business just because of the scale ability of it. I wanted to be in business. That can be a scaled way more quickly An and with a little east So i met mike and in in university and I approached them about wanting to start a business together. I just i just found the most very smart very good people and and your reacted both great. Must one of the things. I encourage as a coach coaches to faint. People aren't as smart or smarter than you so so. We launched company based is based in montreal also. The business is still running today. We had brought in a partner as well as when i graduated a university so we were three people running the business. I basically sold back. My shares of the company and with those funds go materials. And they're still running today in today. They're probably they're probably one hundred fifty two hundred employees. Yeah all all landscape construction. We did have a maintenance division that the they did sell off when i left the business and then and they kept kept the landscape. Construction in really grew that out. And then you i mean shaming do you close in june. The winter do snow clearance with the so we did And they still do today. Commercial and an industrial snow removal. There's also residential but it's kind of a different ballgame. I'm in terms of the timing when you need to get it done. So we really focus on commercial industrial Bigger contracts and a lot more value for the customer. Because if your job not being done properly. There's a cost. The company on if employees get injured walking the parking lot slipping on ice and stuff like that so we really folks on commercial industrial. And that's winter. Yeah i'm example. I mean congrats for i mean to be at school or college to grow the company that size nasa tremendous experience. You you must have. You must have gone through some real challenges with growing the company and not really having a great deal of experience. And how did you. How did you figure for me through that The best thing is you just have mentors and coaches. So when i was running a landscape business. I mean our new partner kate who came in and brought a lot of value. I there him and his family and had experience building a building a really really big business. They probably built the one hundred million dollar business And then when they got out of that he was looking for something else to do. He added a lot of value but before he came in. I had my My father was one of the great mentor to myself. And then also One of my friend's fathers would also mentor me a lot so i would uh i would meet with him probably four five times a year and we just grabbed coffee in disgust challenges. I was going through at the time and in landscaping really the biggest challenge to scale. This is your employees. And i think everyone goes through this game. Challenges skilled labor They're hard to find. You gotta pay them well and you've got to treat them right to keep them. Keep them in coming back in two important things areas surrounding yourself with coaches or mentors. I find that myself worth grammarians company. I felt as i needed struggled with financial park so early. Only brought on a fractional. Cfo but in the to have those people around to help you scale up your business. And then I think with You know employees. I hear that. Every single time. I go and meet with a company that they're challenged with employees. Love them rely too heavily on the each to be program you here but the challenge is nowhere. Companies are suddenly now beginning to grow again after couvert still not keen on leaving the home and so effectively employee's market. They're demanding wherever they want to do. So i can definitely relate to their. I see technology beginning to affect industries especially the degree in industry. You must see it from a different perspective these days so in the green green industry. If you wanna go focus specifically on the growers. I think the technology that start you start seeing searching the lot more. Growers really focused on inventory tracking inventories properly. And i think that's a huge piece to the puzzle because it's a communication tool. That's going to free up time now. The way it works. Is you have their catalog. You call them in its cage. You have the stock. Let me go check out on the field. It's a huge waste of time for for these nurseries so to me. The technology that is kind of getting focused on a needs to be focused on on the nursery side is the inventory management and keeping that up to date so it's a communication tool for their customers and the customers don't need to constantly hassle them Checking on stock and everything like that. I think on the contractor side. You see a big push for project management softwares to help keep them organized so that they can execute their jobs on time ensure that the levers ready materials already on site on time and i mean from from our front will. We're really trying to do in. Our sintus is just aggregate. Everything for these guys. So what we're trying to do is all that data all that information from all the suppliers where we know who has what and where. We're the best. we're the best. Nursery is to go to the contractor so we can get him as material on time and where we're pushing really in the future is on that aggregate inside where we get so many requests in every single bay for boats so we have a good eye on what the market is demanding or is going to be is going to demand in the next year for plant material so we want to have an eye on that as well as an eye on inventory so we are telling rowers will. Hey there's gonna be a big push for this in the next year in. There's not enough supply in the market. Maybe you should start growing this and pushing recommendation star growers. So that they're ready. I really think on the green industry. It's the inventory side of things. That's that's that's killing everything right now. It's breaking communication.
"elliott" Discussed on InnovaBuzz
"Welcome back. I hope you've had an awesome weeks. If you haven't listened to my recent conversations with dr deborah gilboa of ask dr g and with video marketing strategist nia lee. Then listening but only after you've listened to today's conversation of course. I'm really excited today to have on the another bus. Podcast as my guest roxanne kaufman elliott. She's the founder and president of pro laureate. She helps individuals teams organizations and companies to inspire ignite and impact effective authentic genuine leadership this builds coaches of leadership that drive excellence maton exceed goals and drive innovation creativity and success. Roxanne is a highly respected and sought after keynote speaker and a published author as well as an award-winning business. Marketing strategist she's over. Thirty years of national and international corporate experience to her clients that ranged from privately held businesses to corporations in wide range of industries in our discussion. Today roxanne talk to me about discovering the best parts of yourself expressing yourself clearly and connecting genuinely. She explained the court traits of leadership and she explained why it's important to pay attention to the three critical aspects of being human the mind the heart in motion and the body without further ado. Let's fly into the hive and get.
"elliott" Discussed on Tessa and Elliot Argue
"I'm elliott elliott party on a list of weird news stories that we found for the previous week and share them with you and we are back doing that again. We are here we are. It's been a couple of weeks for us has weird weird ride. It has anything you'd like to say about the passing of our beloved king dexter he. I'm looking at the picture of him right now. He was the best little..
"elliott" Discussed on Hallway Chats
"Now and your phone numbers during providence. So i imagine you're encouraging people to call you and that makes a lot of sense. Do you find that the people who call you are are good leads. They're ready to to to be in the market to hire or are they kind of did they call it tire whether they call it when. You're checking the tires. What is the kick the tires. I'll tell you it depends on who they are in kind of what they're looking for so we use our website not so much as lee mandic but as much but more as a reinforcement of what. We've already talked about prior to so when a lot of people we talked to wanna phone you say. Hey we heard what you want. We're interested in helping. Have you taken a look website. Most cases they have So he said hey. Take a look at a website lists. Don't you think if you love. we do which. I'm pretty sure you will just give us a call. We'll love to chat with. You are will say hey are research we email with their questionnaire you could fill him the questionnaire and hopefully between those two items bill follicle put those in if they don't follow it up. I have a week. i'll come back in week. Hey just wanted to see what's going on you busy. Life is busy. So i wanna make sure that your arm still interested in a website and then if they are the most likely finish a questionnaire if not do we might try another couple of weeks to say. Hey hope you forget about us. I know life is hard. We're just wanna make sure that you're still interested in website. It's so it's just kind of the repeat process of making sure that they're still interest. Yeah now it's like that the consummate sales process making sure you follow up with those leads and all that so sounds like it's a good process that you have in place can i wanna ask you about underrepresented tech which is how we found you. And i know. That's a new initiative by allie neiman's and i think michelle shot and i really love what they're doing and so i want to ask how you found out about that and what it's meant for you if you've heard from other people are chocolate about that if you would absolutely so. I wanted to say that. Michelle elliott actually reached out to me. Was there awesome others go ahead. I'll give them much kudos as who haven't shared with them. Because i haven't been on twitter as much been clubhouse him my gosh athiest but i haven't gone down that rabbit hole yet. Stay away from net rabbit hole because you can spend a ton of time on there so make you put limits land but When i am twitter our reach out to them out again and a lot of times. I'll just be justice in the Messengers just say hey how you doing just ucla good chicken. Because i'd like to check in with everybody but they ended up reaching out with onto me saying. Hey we have this new initiative wants to test it out to see how you like it Could we want to help. unrepresented opportunities to be recognized in spaces. Where you know. If you know we all feel we should be in should be equal in an aspect but So the big thing was hey chest out what you're saying that it's no if the workflow is good Is something that you would use..
"elliott" Discussed on Hallway Chats
"What do i feel like. What is the things that i do that. Truly make me happy life and along with that. What can offer to someone else to make them happy. Which is the purpose. And so i want to make sure that my passion that what i do to help fulfill me also help someone else would feel their purpose in life and i think that's what truly made so when i do. Websites websites are solely to help a small business. Armenia sized business to grow in hopefully put them in a position where they can help someone else with their passion in their purpose. I think that's what i kinda title success is helping someone else to help someone else that i mean. It's it's a win win all around then when you feel good about what you're doing so are you When you are selecting businesses to work with are they are they certain types of businesses. That you're helping. Our very broad range is more of what i'm very particular in regards to. I wanna make sure that they know exactly where they see themselves. Fifteen five five ten years from now like it's not just. Hey i woke up this morning. I wanna website okay. We'll tell me more about what this website is going to be about it. Then do you see this. This is going in five years and they can't tell you. I like to have people in organizations could easily rattled off okay. This is my company's mission. This divisions is the audience. This is who were trying to draft. Go after that way when it's time for us to build a website for whatever their goal is you can just say okay understanding what your goal is. This is how we should lay out the website and workflow at this way so that you can reach the desired audience that you're trying to capture. Can i ask you a kind of a business workflow. Logistics questions out. How do you engage with your clients..
"elliott" Discussed on Hallway Chats
"This is hallway chats where we meet people who use wordpress we asked question our stories and perspectives And now the conversation begins. This is episode one forty six. Welcome to hallway chats. I'm tara clays. And i'm william dempsey today. We're joined by ken elliott. Ken live in columbia south carolina. Where you the fulltime master at a law firm. He's also co owner of be creative media solutions an agency that supports small and medium businesses with digital branding solutions. He's a co organizer of his local. Wordpress meet up which is on a bit of highest dacoven. Welcome ken thank you. They glad to be here. Glad you're here to thanks so much for joining us. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself. Yes so Pretty much what. I do is provide bray solutions to small and sized businesses are looking to kind grow in scale for those companies. That are they. Don't know where to start it with their actual online branding space in provide done with kind of general solutions to get them going so they can kind of get their reach out to their audience. So are you more of a front end web person designer or do you. Also i see your t-shirt that no one else can see this as code code so tell us a little bit about your skillset when it comes to web being webmaster and also Doing the branding that you do you absolutely and so i started out doing a development. Pretty much we'll say twenty two years ago and so i learned how to build my first website. I was in a chat rooms which was super popular. Twenty two years ago and in i learned a someone else was doing a website. They say bill while i was like well. If you'd be website so can ask so. I had to make him a first website using microsoft word which was only way. I knew how to make a website at the time. Denied also proceeded to learn how to use source in grab codan Go into bookstore. Going looking at different resources at the book store on how to learn different coding. So you kind of say..
"elliott" Discussed on Los' Lounge
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