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Fresh update on "eric" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Profitable. Let's dig into it with Bloomberg business week editor Joe Weber. It's the cover story of the upcoming issue, Bloomberg, business week. We did afternoons at two eastern. These are retailers that have been on everybody's radar. Those Apple numbers continuing to come in. On Bloomberg radio, the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com. President Biden says it's critical to Democrats win the Georgia runoff election. He joined union workers in Boston who were fundraising for democratic senator Rafael Warnock, Biden called Warnock a man of character and stressed the importance of a 51 seat majority Warnock is facing Republican challenger Herschel Walker and Tuesday's election, recent polling shows Warnock narrowly leading the race. One passenger is dead and four others injured after a rogue wave hit a cruise ship earlier this week. The Viking Polaris encountered bad weather as it sailed toward Argentina late Tuesday evening and that's when a massive wave broke several panes of glass, Argentina's state news agency reported the victim was a 62 year old American woman. Drawers have started deliberations in the rape and sexual assault trial of disgraced former movie executive Harvey Weinstein, the Los Angeles jury got the case on Friday after prosecutors made a final push for conviction, Weinstein is accused of two counts of rape and 5 of sexual assault, the 70 year old Weinstein is already serving a 23 year sentence for a conviction in New York. I'm Chris grazia. And I'm Suzanne Al Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. The United States is out of the World Cup after losing today three to one to the Netherlands at a watch party in Washington, D.C., fans such as Eric Tony expressed at their disappointment, but resolved to return improved in 2026. But at the end of the day they did a good job. Mayor Eric Adams was in Qatar to witness the World Cup in person before the soccer tournament comes to the city in 2026. Adams was on hand today to watch the U.S. team get eliminated from the tournament when it lost to the Netherlands. The mayor arrived in Qatar on Friday and has been meeting with government officials as well as representatives from FIFA soccer's international governing body to discuss event logistics, security and fan engagement. The next World Cup will be held jointly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with some of the games to be played at MetLife stadium in New Jersey. A long time made to New York attorney general letitia James quit yesterday at mid allegations he sexually harassed at least two women. Ibrahim Khan, James chief of staff, has denied this. He tells Bloomberg the timing of his resignation had nothing to do with the allegations. Former treasury secretary Larry summers warned that the Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates more than markets are currently expecting, thanks to stubbornly high inflationary pressures and that includes increasing wages as seen in Friday's employment report. The best single measure of core underlying inflation is to look at wages what this is telling us is that the feds got a long way to go. Summers was interviewed on Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston. Federal Reserve policymakers next meet to discuss interest rates on December 13th and 14th. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg.
Darren Beattie: Eric Holder’s Fingerprints Were All Over Apple in 2020
"Get into a little bit though about their process and their process is dear punishment because you have a new story up at revolver that's basically all about how this sausage was being made not just to Twitter, but Apple and others and an interesting name that I think everyone will be familiar with that I don't need, but I don't think people knew they were so he was associated with what you and I have referred to in the past as the disinformation archipelago and we did a great episode. I think it's actually still our number one episode at human events daily on rumble just went absolutely viral, talking about all of this. Tell us about your new piece. Well, in there was this recent kerfuffle with Apple, Apple has insane. It really obscene amount of leverage over everything on the Internet, including Twitter, any kind of app. And it begs the question because you'll Roth a former head of trusted safety was calling for the regime calling for Apple to use its leverage to basically kneecap Twitter and say, well, who's the trust and safety equivalent in Apple who would play a critical role in this decision making process? Now, the current person there has zero online footprint other than a lesbian wedding registry. Zero, which is amazing. Someone of that level having zero online footprint, but her predecessor who was in charge during the critical months leading up to and during the 2020 election and the whole aftermath involving the January 6th censorship blanket, this is someone that we were able to find out about. And this person just happens to be Eric holder's right hand woman.
Fresh update on "eric" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"The balance of power. It's always shifting. What is a sensible economic policy with this split Congress? What are the chances we actually are in a recession just don't know it. Track each transformation with Bloomberg's David west, should we increase the military support to Ukraine? From politics and government to markets in the economy. The tug of war between inflation and rate hikes Bloomberg balance of power with David Weston. The debt ceiling, there's a lot of talk about that. On Bloomberg radio, the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com. President Biden says the U.S. avoided an economic catastrophe thanks to a bill that prevents a national railroad strike. Real shut down would have devastated our economy without freight rail. Many of the U.S. industries would literally shut down. The president signed the measure yesterday which forces a deal between freight railroads and their unions averting a December 9th shutdown, Biden called the railroads the backbone of the supply chain. A group of moderate Republicans is urging lawmakers to back minority leader Kevin McCarthy for House speaker. McCarthy won support from Republicans for the speakership nomination, but a group of conservatives is threatening his path to secure the gavel in January. Space Force is activating its new command at mcdill Air Force Base in Florida. The command of the newest branch of the military will be known as space scent and will be responsible for all space based operations under U.S. central command centcom, which is also based at mcdill. That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. The United States is out of the World Cup after losing today three to one to the Netherlands at a watch party in Washington, D.C., fans such as Eric Tony expressed their disappointment, but resolved to return improved in 2026. But at the end of the day they did a good job. Mayor Eric Adams was in Qatar to witness the World Cup in person before the soccer tournament comes to the city in 2026. Adams was on hand today to watch the U.S. team get eliminated from the tournament when it lost to the Netherlands. The mayor arrived in Qatar on Friday and has been meeting with government officials as well as representatives from FIFA soccer's international governing body to discuss event logistics, security and fan engagement. The next World Cup will be held jointly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with some of the games to be played at MetLife stadium in New Jersey. A long time made to New York attorney general letitia James quit yesterday amid allegations he sexually harassed at least to women. Ibrahim Khan, James chief of staff, has denied this. He tells Bloomberg the timing of his resignation had nothing to do with the allegations. Former treasury secretary Larry summers warned that the Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates more than markets are currently expecting, thanks to stubbornly high inflationary pressures and that includes increasing wages as seen in Friday's employment report. The best single measure of core underlying inflation is to look at wages what this is telling us is that the feds got a long way to go. Summers was interviewed on Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston. Federal Reserve policymakers next meet to discuss interest rates on December 13th and 14th. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg. This is Bloomberg law with June brusso from Bloomberg radio. I call it the wheel. Um. I don't think so. What does it do? The rules? Yeah. So does a bagel, okay? A bagel you can eat. One of the worst ideas I've
Darren Beattie: Does Elon Musk Believe in Permanent Bans?
"Make of the Kanye West permanent ban? What's that before we get into this Eric holder situation? Well, we'll have to see whether it's actually permanent. I mean, there is a special advantage to having a direct line to Elon and it's clear that Kanye or VA or whatever he's called. He has that direct line. And so I think deep down Elon, just like Jack Dorsey, nobody believes in sort of permanent punishment without any opportunity for redemption. So we'll just have to see how it plays out as to the policy itself. I mean, it certainly contradicts Elon's previously stated preference that basically we go by what legal speech is. So assuming that Kanye said nothing illegal, which I don't think he did. He shouldn't be banned for it. But so practical matter, we live in a practical world, Elon is far more practical, I think, than a lot of people imagine. And it could very well just be the practical messy reality that Elon's done a tremendous amount for Twitter already. And he needs to offer a couple sacrifices to the sensors in order to keep up what he's been doing at least at these initial stages. And I think we can all probably agree that Ye was certainly certainly testing limits and making things difficult for Elon. So maybe it's just as a matter of practical reality, that's what that's what Elon had to do, even though it violates his stated preference of just saying, okay, if it's legal speech, it should be allowed on Twitter at least for American users.
Fresh "Eric" from Bloomberg Wall Street Week
"Asset globally and we have funds that we offer across the alternative spectrum, including private equity. I would say as a general observation investor appetite for your play equity product is pretty muted right now simply because as you point out, valuations are challenged and if you think about the drivers of return in that market, earnings growth is going to be muted availability of leverage is difficult pasta capitals. Mike, thank you so much for joining us on Wall Street week. As Mike Eric Addy, he CEO of Ares management. Coming up, we wrap up the week with our special contributor, Larry summers of Harvard. That's next on Wall Street week on Bloomberg. Three hoes soon know the markets and the economy. Lisa, you're not embarrassed. I mean, Abramovich is not embarrassed, right? Like I carried away. Almost as well as they know each other. Tom's a little tired. He slept on my couch last night. Thanks, Joe. Got a few ass sling appreciated Bloomberg surveillance with Tom Keene, Jonathan farrow and Lisa Abramovich. You think the bank has won high race Lisa? Do you think this guy occasionally is blue? Weekday mornings at
Mark Shaw: The Cover up That Let Carlos Marcello Get Away With Murder
"Was it wolf? Yeah, Morris. Morrison, why do you suppose he did nothing when he could have done something? Well, I think that you can see a stream of information about senator Cooper, who was one of JFK's closest friends. And that's where Morris Wolfe met Dorothy kill gallon at these parties at senator Cooper's home in Georgetown. And I've confirmed all of that. You can see a stream through there where he's having second thoughts, of course. He submitted, he writes a letter of resignation, which he doesn't send because they aren't inviting him to the hearings. They're not telling them when the hearings are. If you can imagine that. And then he starts to question things. And if you look at what Morris wolf said, he is continuing to have doubts about all of this. And then he decides, okay, I'm going to go along with it, Eric, because I'm going to get the dissent that senator Richard Russell and Georgia want that we both want in the final report. It's going to say we don't believe in the silver bullet theory. We don't believe in the Oswald alone theory, and we've been guaranteed by none other than chief justice Warren that that will be in the final report. The reason he's hiding in this photograph is because they never put that in there. And you imagine how history would have changed if that would have been in the report. Things would still have been open. Marcelo and his people got away with murder, basically, of the president of the United States because they covered all this up. And that's I think why Cooper kept quiet. You know, they had a coat of silence. LBJ and Hoover made them basically sign the fact. I don't know if it was an actual document. They would never talk about this. And if you look at the media coverage of the Warren commission, they never did. For all those years, they never did anything.
Mark Shaw: Connecting Joe Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover
"Wanted in our final segment to connect Joe Kennedy the patriarch to J. Edgar Hoover. Go ahead. Well, all of this is my contribution to history. You know, it all landed in my lap somewhere and so I feel like it's my duty to let people know about this. They can make up their own minds. I write stop and think books. But one of the most miraculous things that I found, my wife said, I screamed when she came when I came across this. From the national archives, a document that showed at one point, Joe Kennedy wrote a really nice letter to J. Edgar Hoover, praising him up and down about everything he was doing and everything. And then if you can believe this, said, you know, mister Hoover, FBI director Hoover, you should run for president. And if you do, I will back you financially. That just blew my mind. Yeah. Here. You know, it's just corrupt. It's just corrupt stuff, and it bothers the conscience that these kinds of things. Listen, this is the point. And it relates as to where we are today. When you wonder how it is that the clintons and the bidens can be so corrupt, we have to understand folks. This is human nature, apart from God, this is what power does to people. It is evil, it hurts people. And when you think about J. Edgar Hoover, I mean, the idea that this man had the power that he did as the director of the FBI for decades, folks, unelected for decades, tremendous power to look into people's lives. And he himself is a tremendously mysterious creepy figure. It
Mark Shaw: LBJ, J. Edgar Hoover Wanted to Cover up JFK Assassination
"Books released today. I'm very proud of it. I wasn't going to write it. But I'll tell you one of the first things I found audio tape conversations between LBJ, the new president, and J. Edgar Hoover, on two particular dates in 1963 and four. And these guys, you talk about dark and diabolical. These two men were planning. No question about it to deceive the American people in the world about what really happened to JFK. Here's just a few, you know, two or three of the conversation points. LBJ, yes. His secretary. J Edgar Hoover on extension two one 9 two. LBJ, are you familiar with this proposed group that they are trying to put together on this study of your report and Hoover's report is Oswald alone and other things too from the house two from the Senate, somebody from the court, a couple of outsiders. Hoover, no, I haven't heard that. I've seen the reports on the Senate investigation investigating committee they're talking about. Well, they'll be Jay says, we think if we don't have to, I want to get by by just filing your report. J. Edgar Hoover, I think it would be very, very bad to have a grace of investigation. Well, the only way LBJ says we can stop them is probably a point of high level one to evaluate report and put someone pretty good on it and we can select who it is. J. Edgar Hoover, yes, because we would get a bunch of television going, that would be bad. J. Edgar Hoover, it's a three ring ring circuit. It would be a three ring circus. So right away, see, there are controlling what's going to be happening. And then they go through all of these individuals as people can read. Who they think might be on the commission, and they cross this one out because, well, he might want some publicity. This is
Mark Shaw: The Kind of People RFK & JFK Were
"The only thing, I mean, when I was reading the book, I was thinking it's sad that marital and Monroe died. It said, particularly that Dorothy kilgallen died. It's less sad that JFK died because when you look at his life, the depravity is astonishing. It is absolutely astonishing that the level of entitlement, the idea that his father and his family had extreme extraordinary power and that they used it to rig an election, which is an abomination in the United States of America, all crime is wrong, but to steal an election is really, really dirty. And then of course, as a young man, married to a beautiful woman, he is bringing prostitutes into The White House. It's just so dark. And so awful. So it seems a tragic tale, whether he's assassinated or not. It's just so filthy. Well, it all comes around, you know, in life. And I have new information in fighting for justice. JFK's a senator. He's obviously having sex with his secretary. And it's in a building in Georgetown. And he goes over there, and there's a woman who lives next door. And she decides to go ahead and let him know that she's going to tell the media about it. He confronts her on the street on the street the next day with his finger in her nose. You go ahead and you do that, you'll never work in this country again. Okay? That's what kind of a person he was. And then Joe Kennedy just covers all this up. I mean, JFK was married before he married the Jackie. And Joe covered that up. That was his greatest, but of course the least. It's almost funny. That seems like a charming thing, you know,
Eric Metaxas: The Meaning of Christmas
"Okay, do you think America has lost the true meaning of Christmas? What do you think that meaning is? I don't know what could be more confusing than we say when we ask these questions like the true meaning of Christmas. Why does Christmas even have to have a meaning? I mean, here's what Christmas is. It's a celebration of the birth of Jesus who is the second person of the Trinity. So when we talk about the meaning of Christmas, it can kind of become this kind of commercialized like everybody's in the Christmas spirit. And I think to that extent we've lost the true meaning of Christmas in the sense that it becomes attenuated into nothingness, that it gets about gift giving. It's not about gift giving. We give gifts to celebrate the birth of Jesus. So I think we really have to make an extra effort to focus on the actual meaning of Christmas and the penumbra is less important. Okay, all right, so the actual meaning the birth of Jesus Christ savior of the world.
Mark Shaw: A Journey to Investigate JFK, Marilyn Monroe's Death
"This book you obviously your journalist, your investigative reporter, you've written many books on the subject of the JFK assassination and Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy gallon. In this book, you take the different tack, really, of telling your story so that people can understand how it is that you of all people would find yourself being able to figure out what innumerable people have been trying to figure out for low these many decades. And in the course of telling your story, you of course tell about when you lived in the 70s in Denver, you were mistaken for another famous Denver resident at that time. None other than the famous John Dutch endorf whom we know as John Denver. Yeah, what I decided to do, I have so many people who've gotten in touch with me and I'm sure they will after listening to your broadcast here. I must crowd sorcerer they call me because when I've sent all my material out there into the world, I get all these tips from people who've watched the presentations on YouTube or the book read the book or whatever. And so I've been asked, how did I do this? Because people who know me well realize I almost dropped out of Purdue. I couldn't pass a physics class, so I almost dropped out. It took me 6 years to get through. It took me a long time to get through law school. And then I've had this incredible improbable journey to where I felt like that somehow or another I was supposed to investigate JFK's death and that of Maryland and Dorothy. So it is an improbable journey. I hope it's an inspiring one. Because I'm not the smartest guy. You're able to go after this material.
Eric Metaxas: China's Strict COVID Policies Are Evil
"First serious one here. What do you think about China's strict COVID policy and the resulting protests? Well, anybody who's been listening to me on this program knows what I think, but in case you need me to give you the short answer. There are sometimes we see evil. There's no other words. Satanic evil. An authoritarian regime behaving in such a way that is as cruel and inhuman as anything you saw under the Nazis or in the old Soviet Union. And the question is, are you speaking up about it? And are you watching those who are saying nothing? The Biden administration, which is very timid about being proud of American liberty. They blather about democracy, but let me tell you, if we had a Ronald Reagan in The White House or a Donald Trump in The White House or probably a George W. Bush in The White House, they would be saying something very strong to support the protesters in China. Many of whom are profound Christians in the underground church. So COVID has been used by authoritarians from Michigan to New York to California to China as a way of oppressing people as a way of crushing liberty and nothing is more dramatically true than in the case of China. So that's what I think of that.
10 Los Angeles middle schoolers treated for suspected overdoses
"To know if cannabis edibles were behind the overdoses of several LA students, I'm Lisa dwyer. Ten Los Angeles students appear to have overdosed on edible cannabis products at their middle school in the San Fernando valley. The Los Angeles fire department says the students between 13 and 14 years old experienced mild to moderate distress at the van nuys middle school, fire department captain Eric Scott says the overdoses were possibly from edible cannabis products and investigators want to know if it all came from the same source. That would be a possibility that there was all from the same bunch, but that has to be conclusively determined. The important information here is that this is not fentanyl related
Laurel Guillen: Writing a Novel for Both Children and Adults
"A writer who has been thinking for many decades that I will write fiction. But other than stuff for kids, nothing as long as this. I've never really written fiction. But structuring a story, not having done that before, was that particularly challenging or did that just seem to suggest itself to you rather easily? Well, that's the thing. It all kind of came down in about two minutes. And then I hate you, Laurel gillan. I hate you. I would say that. I wrote in a weekend, no problem. That's pretty cool. No, that's wonderful when that happens. That's never happened to me. But so it came to you fairly clear cleanly and quickly that certain things that had to work out because, you know, you can get an overall plot, but you still have to figure out how things come together and so that took some work. But I also knew which parts of history I really wanted to include. And the rest of its fantasy, of course, but that was something that and it was difficult to find the time to do the writing and as busy as I am, but I really felt carried through this whole process. I really did. And I felt a lot of love for all the characters. And I think comes through in the book. Well, I
Laurel Guillen: Taming the Wolf of Gubbio by St. Francis
"The wolf of what? Gubbio. Gubbio, the wolf of gubbio. So let me guess Francis goes up to him. He makes him an offer he can't refuse. Yes. I agree. And according to what the townspeople say, you know, passed down. The wolf was fine. He would come every few days get fed, never hurt anybody else again. And people thought, okay, well, this is a legend. Well, in the mid 1800s, they were renovating the church or a square in the town of gubbio, and they unearthed a large skeleton of a wolf that dated from the 13th century. So that's actually very interesting. I love
Chris Reed: Chinese Revolution Begins With the End of Xi Jinping Rule
"Chinese revolution begins with the end of Xi Jinping's rule. With the end of Xi Jinping, so now he just declared himself leader for life or president for life, which Trump was joking Ronny saying, that's called king. You're the king. You're the dictator. So you're saying that Xi Jinping according to what you heard will somehow leave soon. So yes, so this is what the lord said to me in this encounter. And the things that are happening right now in China this unprecedented historical internal revolution seems to be pointing to this is coming to pass. So October 1st, the spirit of God says, quote, the change that will come to the Communist Party of China will shock the world. Xi Jinping is not the permanent ruler of China for he will be replaced in a surprising time and a surprising manner with struggle. But his replacement won't be in power for long for this cruel one when we place their only to stoke the fires of revolution uprising and dissatisfaction that has been contained in the Chinese people, but will be contained no longer. God says, the aggression of China against Taiwan is only meant to distract from the domestic dissatisfaction contained within China. COVID-19 was allowed to be released in China to keep the people indoors so they wouldn't write in the streets then.
Laurel Guillen: Previewing the Book 'A Bellwether Christmas'
"Title of this novel. It's really a Christmas tale kind of like a Christmas Carol. Not gigantic. It's not a 300 page novel. It's called a bellwether Christmas. And it seems to me based on what you just said that you do write about what actually happened historically with Saint Francis in 1223 AD. Creating this idea of this Tableau of the animals around the manger and so on and so forth. That is in the book. Yes, and now there are only a few details about that event. We know what happened. They were very few details. So I kind of flesh it out a bit. But we do know that it did happen. And of course, if you go to a Greco Italy, there is a museum of the crib. It's basically because they consider themselves the place where everything started. And after this happened, by the way, everybody wanted to do this. It spread like wildfire. So it became a tradition very quickly across Christendom.
Chris Reed: Having God in the Room
"When this was happening to you, all those years ago in 2011, how did you know that it was God and it was not some other spiritual being or beings? Because let me just say I am sympathetic. I understand the skepticism, I would first respond by saying that number one, in scripture, we see a lot of this. I mean, Jesus chose his first miracles turning water into wine. A lot of people would have called that and they did, in fact, they called that sorcery. That's like a magic trick. And, you know, this was the religious elite of the day said he does this by the power of bills above. And so the Bible is full of people who encountered God in ways that the skeptical or natural mind could not accept could not believe and I can completely understand why they are skeptical of it, but here's the main point, the fact that we know this happened in the New Testament, we see people having angelic encounters in the book of act, seeing a bright light knocking them down, blinding them some of tarsus we see agabus prophesying about world fame and speaking in tongues in healings and all of this. And for those that don't believe that it's for today, they said all just on one verse and first Corinthians that says when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part will be done away. So they are taking a very, very large leap to say that, which is perfect has come, is the canonization of scripture. And that's how they get away with that. They were basically saying, well, once the Bible is complete, gifts are four today. I've never understood that. I mean, when
Laurel Guillen: How My Grandmother Met the Pope
"Somewhere in there, I'm a little Italian. But I always wanted to go to Italy. Yes. She was a devout Catholic and she wanted to see all the sites and it was a wonderful trip. She actually got to meet Pope John Paul the second. By virtue of a surprise that her vision bumped into him at the CVS, how did that work out? No, we were actually, we actually went to Saint Peter's square when he was speaking. And there are thousands and thousands of people and you have to have a ticket. And so we had to take him and kept showing it to the Swiss guard and the Swiss guards kept going, go forward. Go forward. Pretty much. And what we ended up doing is we ended up on the stage on the little stage that they set up sitting among all these Italian brides and grooms. And she's in her wheelchair, and I'm with her. And then what happens at the end of the service, the Pope turns around, and all the little brides and grooms and dignitaries and whatever get in a line and get to meet the Pope. And so we were in that line. And he blessed my grandmother, put his hands on her head. And after that, I used to tease her. I would call her the holy relic.
Chris Reed: Having a Prophetic Gift
"Yeah, well, I started preaching at the age of 14. I grew up in a particular Pentecostal denomination. And so from the age of 14 until 18, my parents are driving me to my speaking engagements just that developed by word of mouth. And then I administered over 200 churches before I was 18. I became an assistant pastor at 19, and then at 25 years old, I just turned 25, I moved from where I grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, to a town, two and a half hours north called Peru Indiana, and for 12 years there, we pastured their my wife and I and started there with 7 people. It's in a small town of 12,000 and over the period of 12 years it grew to about 250 people, but something began to happen in 2011, my ministry prior to that was just kind of revelatory teaching, preaching, evangelistic pastoral. I did see some gifts of the spirit, the gift of tongues, some forms of discernment and prophecy and some healing. But then I just kind of went through a real dark time low period of time in my life and around 2011 and a lot of times that's where God meets people. I mean, he meets a Jonah in the belly of a fish. He, you know, he meets a lot of people in a jail cell or in a hospital bed, and I was just in a personal period, a low period of time in my life, and I started having these encounters with God after already pastoring for quite some time. And I would feel this electricity that would come over me and every time it happened, I would wake up knowing there was a Supernatural being in the room. And this went on for about a year and shortly after that, I just started realizing, wow, I'm beginning to know things about people. And
Chinese Government Shows the Same Evil as Soviet Union, Nazi Germany
"Also encouraged that the nightmare of what's happening in China is causing the Chinese people to stand up. But I want to say that if you want to know, I think I put out a tweet this morning that a lot of times people say, well, I wonder what I would have done if I was alive during the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Well, you can find out literally now right now because what you have happening in China, it is no different than the worst evils perpetrated by in the Soviet Union. Under the darkest days of communism and Stalin, it's no different than the worst evils perpetrated by the Nazis under Hitler. It is absolutely evil and how people react tells you everything about who they are. And so when you have companies like Apple, apple is basically a Chinese company. It would be like in the middle of the Cold War, somebody making money off of the Soviets and basically siding with them never criticizing them and criticizing the United States. Apple, the NBA, a lot of corporations, the Biden administration, the left leaning sort of Marxist leaning apologists for Chinese style authoritarianism have been muted in their criticism. This is astonishing. Imagine if Ronald Reagan were president, or if Donald Trump were president, what would he be saying about what is going on in China right now? And I think we really need to look ourselves in the mirror and understand that if you want to know what you would have done back then, look at what you're doing right now,
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"It's kind of like when somebody gets canceled today and you just say, I'm not going to speak up. Let's so and so get canceled. Let the hothead talk. And I'm just going to keep my job and keep my platform and I'm not going to say anything I shouldn't say. So you had 12,000 pastors in Germany somehow persuaded that silence in the face of evil is the best path. And the case that I make, I try to make in the book is that it is because of the quiet, the silence of those 12,000 pastors that unbelievable evil was unleashed in Germany. If any of those, now let's be honest of those 12,000, I'll bet you more than half knew that the Nazis were evil, knew they knew this, but they said, we're just going to be quiet. We're going to see which way the wind blows. Maybe it won't come from me. Maybe if I just keep my head down, the Nazis will leave me alone. And you see that same spirit in the church in America today. You have a lot of passages thinking, look, I don't want to get involved in the controversy. I don't want people coming after me. I might lose members of my congregation. I'm just going to keep quiet on all of these issues. And you think folks, how can you be quiet when you're dealing with issues that are just utterly anti biblical in America, you could say many of them are fundamentally anti American. We have Marxism cultural Marxism in various guises taking over transgender madness that if you don't go along with the transgender madness, you're losing jobs, people losing jobs. And children's lives are being destroyed. And I think to myself, how can you be silent today? Well, the reason people Christians in the church are being silently saying, you know what? Let the other guy fight that battle. I don't want to be tagged. Yeah, and you know, part of the problem and the key word here on this chapter 12,000 pastors is pastors. They were the leaders, they get up there, and if you've, let's just say you have a congregation of 200 people. Your pastor is either not speaking about it or saying like, no, we're going to welcome this and that. You're sitting there saying like, well, if he who knows scripture and he's wiser and he's, if he's going to take that stand, I think differently, but I'm not going to speak up, but if you get up there and you start speaking, you encourage people and say, listen, go out there, write the letter, run for office, make a stand that don't let this happen. So if your pastor, who is a leader, is a strong leader, he's going to strengthen his flock if you want to take your Christianity seriously. Well, I mean, I think that's one of the main points of the book is that people are hungry for truth and leadership, and somehow many Christian leaders have been persuaded to be quiet. They've been persuaded that to speak up on these issues is to get two political and I'm here to say folks, that's not biblical. Don't agree with me just because we agree politically. Forget it. I'm talking about what is biblical and in the book, I am very clear that it is about what does God want us to do. We're going to go to another break. We'll be right back. Albin. Interviewing me. What happened? Can't be here how the party see the lectures from the club outside of the table. Watching people pray my pillow is having their biggest sheet sale of the year. You've all helped build my pillow into the amazing company it is today. Now Mike lindell and veteran CEO wants to give back exclusively to my listeners. That's you. The per kale and Giza dream bed sheet sets are available in a variety of colors and sizes and they're now all on sale for as low as 29 98 with our listener promo code order now because when they're gone, they're gone. The per kale and Giza dream sheets are breathable and have a cool crisp feel they come with a ten year warranty and a 60 day money back guarantee. Don't miss out on this incredible offer because there's a limited supply. So be sure to order now call one 809 7 8 three O 5 7 now and use the promo code Eric, or you can go to my pillow dot com, click on the radio listener square and use the promo code Eric. This offer will not last very long. They're known to sell quickly, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com promo code Eric at my pillow dot com. This is the right place to both welcome back is here from taxes show, but I hear from taxes and the guest being interviewed by Albin, my producer Alvin..
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"And so we had inspire that's what we specialize. And we were the most robust dataset to help people understand what the companies that are in your mutual fund in your 401k. What are they doing to from a moral perspective? Such as giving money to Planned Parenthood or in this case, we're compiling a really robust dataset on these companies in real time as they're coming out on a daily basis now, which companies are paying for these travel benefits. So there's a form is a report that we can have done for people who do it for free, no strings attached, called an impact report. You can get one and inspired by this dot com slash Eric for free from our team of wealth managers around the country. And it will show you down to the nitty Gritty details. All we need is ticker symbols, no sensitive information we need for me to stick our symbols and our technology will drill down to the granular data on this fund and your 401k or your retirement plan and your trust account owns these stocks and these companies are giving money to employees to have abortions. Okay, so I want to be very clear on this. People listening to us right now can go to inspire advisers dot com. Inspire advisers dot com slash Eric. And you're saying they can get what you're calling an impact report where they would put in the companies and they will know right away how these companies stack up because, you know, every time I have you on, I want to say to my audience, ladies and gentlemen, this is hugely important. It is hugely important. So many people have money out there. You say, well, my money is working for me. Is it working for you? Or is it working against you or is it making you money through companies that are doing terrible, terrible things? You need to know. And it's now easy to know thanks to Robert Nestlé and inspire investing. So, but the website you're sending people to. It's not inspiring investing. I mean, there is a website inspire investing dot com. Obviously. We have multiple businesses going on and if you go to inspire advisers dot com slash Eric, that's where we have free impact reports. So right now we're talking about we're saying to people folks. If you want to find out if the companies that you're investing in are pushing abortion, you can find out at inspire advisers dot com, inspire advisers dot com slash Eric. And they will be able to figure it out from there, inspire advisers. The report will show you all the nitty Gritty details on the abortion and LGBT activism and all sorts of things that also shows you how to make changes to that portfolio in order to actually improve potentially improve your investment returns while kicking those bad actors out of your portfolio. That's one of the people's questions is, well, if I remove Facebook and Google and Netflix, not only will companies out of my portfolio, what is it going to look like performance based? So this answers that question for you. And it's not a guarantee. We can't guarantee returns. But our team is particularly skilled in constructing portfolios based on these values to support conservative faith based values. And not sacrifice, you know, not have to sacrifice returns. And so there's a performance analysis that's involved.
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"It's a love story. It's a family story. It's a story of lavish parties and lively conversation. It's the story of a haven for painters, poets, and intellectuals. A story of steamer crosses and priceless works of art. Of innovation and obsession. Of endless gardens, lush forests and rolling Meadows. It's a story of 1000 men in the 6 years they spent creating America's largest home with 250 magnificent rooms each with its own stories to tell. But all this can even begin to tell the full story of Biltmore. Come walk in the footsteps of the Vanderbilt family, and discover something magnificent around every corner. For most minute detail to larger than life grandeur, because as wondrous as a story of build more may be, it can never be complete without you. Plan your stay at Biltmore dot com. Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host, Eric the Texas. Folks, I'm happy to say I am speaking now. Again, with our friend who, I don't know how to put this. Robert Nestlé started this thing called inspire investing. And every time we talk, I get very excited about this. Robert, welcome back. It is my pleasure to be here, Eric. We're always talking about roughly the same thing. The idea of this company is to help people understand where their money is going, what they're doing with their money. And if their money is working against what they believe in, we're working for what they believe in. We have just had roe V wade be overturned finally. Thank God. Because it was horrible law. It doesn't even matter your position on abortion. It was just bad law. But we now see companies saying doing this virtue signaling that well, we are so pro abortion, we will pay for our employees to have an abortion, you know, we're not going to pay for them to help them have a kid and to pay for formula and diapers and rent and whatever we're not going to help them have a kid, but we'll help them have an abortion. Most people that I know would say, I don't want to do business with a company like that. Are they crazy? Are they kidding? How can we know whether we are dealing with that kind of a company or aren't? Yeah, we've been inundated with that question ever since late last week when that phenomenal decision came up. We're just praising God for that decision among with so many others. And all these companies coming out and saying that we're going to start paying for abortion travel to states where it's still legal. For the time being anyway..
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"To sell quickly, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com promo code Eric at my pillow dot com. I was going out and welcome back. It's my program the aircraft attacks the show, but oddly enough, I am the hunted. I am the guest, and Albin is playing the role of host, asking me questions about my new book, letter to the American church. Good stuff. Good stuff. You know what I really like. Of course, it's the letter to the American church, so it's got some churchy stuff in there, like scripture verses. I was really happy to see galatians 5 one, 5 one says it is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm then and do not let yourself be burdened again by yoga slavery. Slavery, one verse and the other one, which is, I say, will be on my tombstone, hopefully, about 30 or 32 years from now. John 17 four, I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. That's a call to all of us because we were born for such a time as this, believe it or not, but the one verse I saw missing, which I think is so key today is Romans 12 two. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your thinking. The pattern of this world keeps telling Christians, don't be political. It keeps telling Christians, you know, shot up, or you're a bigot, or you're this, or that, and the Christians say like, I go for like, yeah. Instead of saying, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The Bible, that's the reason of our mind. And the passion translation response is, no, you shut up. No, but it's kind of funny because I think, again, we have to be clear, theologically, the enemy is going to play in our weaknesses. And a lot of Christians particularly in America, they're nice people. And they want to be nice. And so when somebody accuses them of whatever it is, the tendency is to be like, oh, okay. And I think there's a time when we have to say no, no, that's wrong. And I think because we've lived in such blessed times in this country, that muscle has atrophied in us, where we say no, I will not do this. I will not do that. That is, I will not close my church, I will not get the vaccine. I will not shut up about what's going on politically. I will not put a BLM flag outside of my building. I will not put a rainbow flag. I'm a Christian. And I have freedom and I'm going to speak the truth why. Because I believe it will bless others, not but not for me. This is forget about me. We're supposed to live for others. And I really think that the church has an opportunity now to live out our faith and the quote from John about completing the work..
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"It's a love story. It's a family story. It's a story of lavish parties and lively conversation. It's the story of a haven for painters, poets, and intellectuals. A story of steamer crossings and priceless works of art. Of innovation and obsession. Of endless gardens, lush forests and rolling Meadows. It's a story of 1000 men in the 6 years they spent creating America's largest home with 250 magnificent rooms each with its own stories to tell. But all this can even begin to tell the full story of Biltmore. Come walk in the footsteps of the Vanderbilt family and discover something magnificent around every corner. For the most minute detail to larger than life grandeur, because as wondrous as the story of build more may be, it can never be complete without you. Plan your visit at Biltmore dot com. Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host, Eric the Texas. Folks, this is a special edition of the Eric metaxas show. Last week in Washington D.C., I gave what I felt was an important speech. We wanted to play that speech on this program. We're playing the whole speech today. You can find it on my various social media places if you want to send the video out. I do ask you to share today, whether as a podcast, however you want to share it with as many people as you.
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"We'll be right back. And he needs all the help he can hear. Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey show, our prepared to cross a line. I can see the bridge was lined with bears, but it didn't have a dog don't die. I said, pig pen Liz hears a rubber duck. We just ate it going to pay no. Books I'm talking to the author of animal algorithms have you bought a copy yet? It's just amazing. There's so much in here, Eric castle, the author. You talk about ants. You say that ants recruit foragers, mark trails, signal for help in carrying large prey orient toward home, mark a home range. They do things that are just mind bending. You say I'm reading here that they secrete at least Carpenter ants secrete at least 41 compounds and then the weaver ant that we'll talk about in a minute secretes over 30. Again, the level of complexity is just, it's mind boggling. There's no other way to describe it, really. I wanted to talk a little bit about the weaver ants. Can you describe that to my audience because this is not so easy to describe? Well, first of all, I would highly recommend there's a lot of good videos online that YouTube and other places that are just fascinating that illustrate these behaviors. But the weaver ants are able to work in concert in a group. To actually take a leaf and so the edges of the leaf together to create a nest, so it's hard to actually describe verbally. You actually have to watch the videos to just be a really appreciate how sophisticated this behavior is. And they exhibit every aspect of cooperative behavior that we think of as many humans that other mammals engage in, but in this case, it's ants. And you talk about the leaf cutter ants. I mean, you describe it pretty well in the book in case people can't get to the videos. But what you describe in here, I mean, I was so amazed and I thought to myself, this is a whole field of study. I mean, when you talk about evidence for God or evidence against strict Darwinian evolution, this has to be front and center. And as I've often said, the more we learn from science, the more obvious it is, that there's more going on than Darwinian evolution can explain, you talked about. There's so much that some of these ants do, they cut leaves to a size and weight optimal for what they're doing. I mean, again, this is the kind of thing I just don't know how it's possible for these exceedingly tiny, tiny creatures to do what look like complex things. The sorts of things that we would do. You know, we would say, okay, we're going to be carrying this wood there. So we want the size to be about this big because if it's bigger than one person can't carry it. I mean, but they do this innately evidently. Oh, exactly. It's all innate. It's all programmed. And I want to point out one other aspect of these not just ants, but all of these social insects is that there is no what we would think of as a master control, there's no hierarchy here where the queen act, for example, or some other ant is actually directing the behavior of the other members of their colony. It's all self organized, all of these animals, the ants, the termites, the bees, they're all working together in concert, but individually, so again, but there's no master control so that each one is independently making a determination of what to do and when to do it. And yeah, there's a lot on that. You say that ants have been observed working in tandem to cut twigs much as two people collaborate using a crosscut saw to fell a tree. The book is just loaded with this stuff. We're out of time. Eric Cass congratulations on a magnificent achievement. The book is animal algorithms evolution and the mysterious origin of ingenious instincts, Eric castle. Thank you so much. Thank you, Eric. I'm really appreciate it. I enjoyed being with you..
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"It really is, it's just extraordinary. Where did you grow up? Were you interested in this as a kid? I would say no. I didn't become that interested in it until after my engineering career had begun. And I just happened to start reading about some of these aspects of bird migration. That was probably the first thing that caught my eye. And I became familiar with that. And then it was probably a little bit after that that I actually sort of took a break from my engineering career and got my degree in biology. And that's when I started learning a lot more biology and trying to put two and two together. In other words, when you combining my engineering knowledge with what I was learning in biology and becoming a maze that a lot of these different issues. In chapter four, you talk about complex programmed societies and then quoting the scripture you say, consider the ant, you leave off the vow slugged. But you say consider the ant and you say that ants exhibit several complex behaviors associated with social group lifestyles, including agriculture, territorial wars, slavery, division of labor, casts consensus building, cities, and a symbolic language, and all of these complex social behaviors appear to be programmed since the ants master the behaviors almost immediately before there is time to have learned them. Again, this is what stuns me, the idea that ants with brains that are inconceivably small have tremendous hierarchy and complexity in their societies and in their division of labor, often there's just not much more to be done than to be in awe of it. I think you could study this for the rest of your life and just continue to be in awe of it. Oh, exactly. And there's biologists who have done that. They've spent their whole career studying these things. The social insects are really fascinating because in the case of those animals, it's not just an animal exhibiting an individual behavior, they're actually living within a society that is, as you describe it, is very complex and the ants exhibit a number of different behaviors. And they are able to sense the conditions within their colony and perform the behavior that's needed at that particular time. In other words, if they need to feed, if they need to go forwards for food, if they need to tend to the queen, et cetera, there's a lot of different behaviors, but the whole society is programmed so that these ants are performing the right behavior at the right time. Well, one of the craziest things, there's stuff in here that is so nuts. I can't even describe it. You really would need to see the videotape or read this. But you talk about the weaver ants that are cutting leaves and creating bridges and it's just unlike anything that you could ever imagine, I don't know if we have time to talk about the leaf cutter ants at work, what the leaf cutter ants do. Actually, we don't in this segment we'll have to hang on in the next segment. But that's one of the most amazing things. Folks, the book is animal algorithms, evolution, and the mysterious origin of ingenious instincts by Eric castle, absolutely fascinating..
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"Full-time 85 truck called animals, algorithms, incredibly fascinating, we were just talking about the fact that, according to your book, Eric, you say that bees are able to guess the sun's azimuth that they are bees are using the sun to navigate, but you say that apparently bees and ants can manage the necessary computations to do this. Since it's been shown that they still know the sun's position even when it is not directly visible. So how can a bee are an ant know where the sun is if they can't see it, even with their tiny brains and eyes? So the way they're doing that, apparently, and we, again, this is something we don't fully understand, but there's enough information to know they aren't doing this. They have an algorithm that's programmed into their brain. So that they can know the actual location of the sun. Throughout the day, and then they take that into account when they observe the position of the sun, they know where it actually is asthma when I use the term asthma. That's a technical term for just the angle of the sun. Any time during the day, and then when they're trying to fly a certain direction, let's say they're trying to fly northeast. Well, they detect, they know the position of the sun, where it should be, and then they know the fact that the time of day it is, let's say it's 2 p.m., they know what 2 p.m. the sun is located in a certain location laterally. And then they use that information to compute the path that they want to fly, let's say, northeast. That's a pretty sophisticated mathematical trick and algorithm in the brain of a B but what makes it even funnier as amazing as that is, is that you have strict darwinians would say, oh, and by the way, they just evolved this level of complex programming. And I'm just in awe that anybody could even think that that's possible, that really is like finding a pocket watch on the beach and saying, oh, look what the sand and the wind created here on the beach. I mean, it's so complex. You also say that lobsters and mollusks have a built in map sense. I mean, the idea of a mollusk knowing which way is up. I don't know about you, but I'm impressed. Yeah, so they found, for example, lobsters are able to some lobsters that live in the certain parts of the Atlantic Ocean. They migrate over time. But they have this built in map, so that they know which direction to move during particular time of the year as they migrate. So they know if they want to go northeast or whatever the direction might be, they have this built in map, and they use that to generate the navigation path based on their own compass, which is based on the magnetic detection of the Earth's magnetic field. The miracle of evolution, but they haven't evolved enough yet to be able to avoid melted butter..
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"I had the joy recently of getting a new book called animal algorithms, evolution and the mysterious origin of ingenious instincts by Eric castle. Now a lot of these books are not that much fun to read. This is fun to read. It's absolutely fascinating. And I just marked a few things. So I'm talking to Eric castle the author right now. On page 17, you say some species of termites. Construct nests that have impressed architects, engineers, and artists alike. And again, when we think of a tiny termite is, and the size of their brain, this is crazy. The nests of these termites can reach more than 20 feet high and typically include a royal chamber, nurseries, gardens, waste dumps, a well and a ventilation system that reduces heat and removes carbon dioxide. Anybody who's not amazed by that, as I say, is not paying attention or is not very bright because that is just astonishing. In the past, I think people would have said, wow, God is amazing. Look what God does. God creates these creatures. But if you don't have God as a potential thesis or hypothesis to explain this, what does science say can make this possible or do they say very much? Well, I mean, again, the reigning paradigm in science in terms of the origin of all organisms and every aspect of it is Darwinian evolution. So that's the fundamental basis for how to explain things in biology. But that's just a term. In other words, I expect them to say, oh, it's obviously, you know, survival of the fittest, or we didn't have an issue. We know that, but he'd say, okay, given that, tell me, how do you get from nothing to these brilliant termites given random mutations in the course of the eons, I don't know, has anybody taken a good crack at that? Because I don't know how they would. Well, in terms of some of the behaviors that I discussed in the book, there really are not any. Theories out there. In other words, some of the aspects of this particularly things like the navigation abilities of some of these animals haven't really been investigated in great detail in terms of trying to provide a reasonable Darwinian type of explanation. And part of that reason is because some of the information in the book is actually fairly recent. There's been quite a bit of research on, again, on navigation systems and animals. Within the last 20 years or so, I would say 20 to 30 years, other aspects, scientists are just learning about some of these amazing abilities. So part of the reason is because the information hasn't been out there for very long and so biologists haven't really tried to explain their origins, but on the other hand, the sort of the fallback for anything like this is it has to be Darwinian evolution..
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"Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host, Eric the Texas. Hey there, folks. Some of you saw me recently talking about my book is atheism dead. I was on Tucker Carlson's program. And on the program, I said that I had just been reading a book, I couldn't remember the title, the title is animal algorithms, the subtitle is evolution and the mysterious origin of ingenious instincts. What I said on Tucker's program, which I'll repeat now, was that it's one of the most amazing books I've ever read. And if you ever needed proof that there isn't the ghost of a chance that all animal life evolved through random mutations, this is front and center. It is truly one of the most amazing things I have read. I said, wouldn't it be great to get the author on the program? And you know, whenever you want to get the author on the program, you're afraid somebody's going to say, oh, I'm sorry, he passed away in 1946. That's not going to be possible. Well, in this case, it's very possible. He's very much alive and well, and he is the author of animal algorithms and my guest today, Eric. Castle, or is it cassell? Welcome to the program. Thanks, Eric. Yeah, it is castle. Castle that's great to be with you. Your book is a big deal. And anything published by discovery, I'm already excited about, but what you talk about in this book, it's a little difficult for me to describe, so I'll let you take a crack at it first. But before we get into what the book is about, what is your background? If somebody says to you, other than writing this book, what do you do? Because you have a kind of a complex history. Sure. I'm primarily an engineer. That's my profession. But I have some other background that at least in my thinking in many ways makes me qualified to write the book. I also have a degree in biology, and I also have a master's degree in science and religion. From my own university, which was very instrumental in helping me to have the proper background to write this book. So. Kind of taking a big picture look at it, the way that I approach the book is I was trying to combine my engineering expertise with my knowledge of biology and try to look at certain aspects, particularly these animal behaviors that I talk about in a court of a sort of a holistic manner and the way to combine the engineering with the biology. Okay, well, let me translate this for the layman. Animals do amazing things. Some of them do things that are so amazing that if your jaw doesn't drop open, you're not paying attention. One of the things animals do and you describe it right in the beginning of your book, they migrate. And I think we all kind of think, oh, that's interesting. A B, which has a brain, the size of a grain of sand is able to do this very, very complex migration and collecting pollen and on and on and on. It's fascinating. And we normally go, well, that's interesting. Nature is fascinating. But you have actually studied this kind of thing. And as you write about it, I was more and more in awe of what it is that these animals do and the thesis to me is that there is no question that this can't just happen. The first part, just from the first page of the book, you say, a bee brain has 1000th of 1%, not 1000th, 1000th of one percent. So 100 thousandth of the neurons found in the human brain. And you talk about what a B does. You talk about monarch, butterfly. This is the one that killed me. And I want you to respond to this one. You say monarch butterflies migrate annually two to three thousand miles between Canada and Mexico. Anybody who's ever looked at the head of a monarch. But if these are exceedingly tiny, tiniest brains imaginable, you write that it takes up to three generations of butterflies to complete the journey, suggesting the knowledge of the migration route is innate rather than learned. Each generation of monarchs has a clear goal for its segment of the annual migration. And again, this takes more than one generation. And then you say the accuracy, this is the showstopper. The accuracy of their navigation is such that they often spend the winter in Mexico in the same tree as their predecessors, that's just page one of animal algorithms..
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"Ahead. Okay, here we go. Eric related, congratulations on the 7th anniversary of your radio show. I'm proud to say I've been a faithful listener the entire time. How many more years of listening to the show about everything will it take before I know everything? I'm not getting any younger here, you know, Kurt Schmidt sent that in. Now, Kurt Schmidt is one of the, he's a classic longtime listener. And you know, because I haven't done radio before, there are these people that they listen to the show from the beginning and they become like Friends. I bumped into Kurt around the country, just a really sweet guy. And the answer to your question, Kurt, is I think another year, and then you'll know everything. I think in 6 months, I will know everything. And then I'll try to pass that on to you. But usually it takes roughly a year from now, I think, 8 years. But it is funny because we do, since YouTube wiped us out, you can't see most of the stuff that we did before. But we have interviewed so many different kinds of people on so many different subjects. I interviewed a man who was he a 104 years old when I spoke to him on the phone. He had, he was telling me about his two great grandfathers, both of whom had fought in the Civil War and how he knew them as a boy, and he's saying one fought on the union side one foot on the confederate side. I have interviewed so many people. I mean, here I am talking to a guy who knew people who fought on both sides in the Civil War. I've introduced I have interviewed astronauts, we got to speak to president Trump on this program. I have interviewed tons of comedians from rich little to Jimmy JJ walker, actors, Morgan Freeman. I mean, it's kind of crazy when you look back on 7 years. So Kurt Schmidt thanks for asking that. Thanks for listening. And thanks for spreading the word about the program. And you know, we never say this Alban. Everybody can get an app on your phone, you go to the App Store, the Eric metaxas show is an app. When you get that, you can listen to the program any time you want. 24/7, you can listen to the program anytime you want. It's in a constant loop. So, you know, you can listen to it when you go for a walk when you're walking the dog when you're kayaking, whatever you're doing, but it's an app. We hardly ever mention that, but it is an app, and also you can go to metaxas super. And if you pay a little bit, you can get it commercial free, I usually never, ever mention that. I really ought to mention it more often, but anyway, thanks for the question. And if I want the radio show free, I just call you up and start talking to you. Okay, how do I register for your upcoming Socrates in the city event? Well, we probably didn't need to have that question there because I've mentioned it so many times, but since it's asked, I simply say go to Socrates in the city dot com. You'll see events, this is a very big deal. I can not stress what a big deal it is. This is the 50th anniversary of Charlie duke walking on the moon, the tenth man to walk on the moon. These men were like gods when I was a kid that the idea that these men went 250,000 miles away into outer space and landed on the moon. The whole thing is unbelievable. But that's going to be May 31st. I really hope if you can't come, maybe you know somebody in New York, you can buy them a ticket. The tickets are available. The low price tickets are still available. But just go to Socrates in the city.
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"Continue now with Eric's interview at the Babylon B I do think, look at somebody like wilberforce wilberforce, and this is again gets back to Solomon and the baby wilberforce actually cared about the African slaves. So he's thinking like, you know, the rest of these people can go to hell. I'm gonna stand up for the African slaves. God appointed me to stand up for the African slaves. And if you want to throw me out or you want to meet, I mean, he would have been prime minister if he hadn't taken the sound, but he thought to myself like, I don't care. I want what God wants. And I really think that this is just the story of every human life. We get to choose, will I do the right thing or will I go with the flow? We see in history. A lot of people just will most people will go with the flow, God forbid we're one of those people. Well, I would like to read some of these Trump Bible verses since I got him on the screen. I don't know if I can. I want to read them. Okay, you're going to do them in your read zone? Yeah, yeah. I only want to do the ones that I consider still funny. Okay. And Jesus went out into the desert, but he should have invested in hotels there. I mean, I'm killing it in Vegas. A lot of money. You see, that's not funny to me anymore. Love covers a multitude of sins. Sure, but you'd be nuts, not to get a prenup. I mean, come on. You know, a lot of these and afterward Joshua's son of none died at the age of a 110 full of years and with a prostate the size of shechem and gilgal. All right. But a lot of these were referring to stuff that was funny, like right topical. But some of these some of these are not anyway. Whatever. But in fact, dot com architects dot com. Yeah, so it is funny though, that here I am writing humor piece for The New Yorker, which they loved because I guess it criticized Trump. But it was in writing this that I found him somehow charming as a character. At places like Yale, a Manhattan, loving America is something that tacky people do. Loving America or loving God or whatever. That's tacky middle American stuff. They sneer at it. And so people who aren't educated enough to go to places like Yale or Manhattan whatever they aspire to that level of elite sneering. And so they're trying to outdo each other. You know, who hates Trump more or whatever. And I think, you know, just the fact that he interacts with working class people. I mean, again, this is the great irony is that there was a time when liberals were the champions of the working class. When Montgomery burns was oppressing the miners, you know, The Simpsons reference. You know, when all the captains of industry had no virtue and were crushing the poor workers, thank God we had unions and that kind of stuff come up. But it's a hundred years later and now the people who talk about caring for the poor or for blacks in reality don't they care about what their friends think of them because if you actually cared about the urban poor, you would preach against socialist policies and big government till the day you died. So we're living in weird times, but I see Trump as somebody who just kind of he saw problems. He wanted to solve them. And the idea that, oh, he's so de class. We're going to sneer at him. We're going to use our cultural bona fides to make anyone who associates with him feel like scum, that itself is so un American, and so yes, the liberals have become the party of the elites. And those Republicans who aren't rhinos and it's just a handful of them have become the champions of the working class. And so I really believe that if we fight America has a future, but we really have to fight and we have to understand that it's going to you have to pay a price. But we've paid prices and you realize, you can not give God, whatever you give, he's gonna give you more. Thanks to the Babylon B, check out and subscribe to their YouTube channel for fun videos and now stay tuned right after the news break. Kevin McCullough is our guest in our two.
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"I use it, it works. Take a look at this. Not much. We continue now with Eric's interview at the Babylon B we'll have to ask, because you said that you were friends with Larry David at one point? Yes, at dinner, his apartment. When I was writing the hero pieces, the Atlantic monthly published a couple of them. And there was a humor reading. So it was like 1987 and somebody got me to do a humor reading with Roz chast's husband you know Roz chast, The New Yorker cartoonist, whatever. Her husband did some stuff, and there was somebody else. I can't remember, but I was one of these like two or three people who like in a basement in New York did a comedy reading. And this friend of mine that I met at one of these writers colony says, you got to meet my friend Larry. He will love you. He loves you and he's so funny. He's one of these before he became famous. Like right before. So he came and he loved what I did like the humor pieces. I think these fewer pieces are on my website, Eric and Texas dot com air contacts dot com. Eric and Texas dot com. But the humor pieces are still there. And so anyway, so we became friends and he really loved what I was doing, and he connected me with his manager whom he eventually married, and she was only taking she had him. She had Chris Elliott. You know, like, really, I was like, I've made it now. Yeah. And then I became a born again Christian and I threw it all in the garbage. I burned all of that with my elo albums and all that satanic stuff. Because humors of the devil. No, I never really overtly turned away from it. I just kind of drifted away. But so Larry and I became friends. I remember he had a dinner party in his apartment, and the actual Kramer came in. But at the time, I didn't realize he was the actual Kramer. Did you know he was racist? Or not so funny? That's a funny question. That's a funny question. I would kill to meet Michael Richards. I just love that man so much. But yeah, so I think when I became like a conservative Jesus freak, Larry David probably had problems with that, which is a pity because of course I'm right. But it's interesting how I tried to write for Seinfeld and he loved what we wrote with a friend called teeter men who had originally written for Letterman. And we wrote some stuff that I know that if they had produced that it would be like it was really that good. Yeah. And I can show it to you some time. But, you know, they didn't really need more writing stuff. But Larry David was very, very complimentary of what we did. So I didn't end up writing for Seinfeld. And I never was elected president of the United States. But, you know, if people want to say that I was, that's fine with me. It's cool because, you know, we can be in America, you can be whoever you want to be. There's nothing to stop you. No one can question myself. Whether you were elected or maybe not or whatever you did, God bless America. If you can keep it. Just plugging. I'm helping you plug your books. Thank you very much. So okay, so I want to try to talk about noticing that. I want to try to talk about this topic. And it's kind of the elephant in the room, but I want to talk about it from a perspective of somebody who I feel like I'm in the same boat. You're going to love my answer. Go ahead. Yeah, it's going to be great. So you know, the narrative about Eric metaxas is that he's gone from this intellectual Christian guy, and now he's this right wing spoke mouthpiece. I sold out sold out. I needed bread man and I sold out. So I'd love to hear the Eric metaxas side of that story. And also, but also because we make humor the Babylon B we also make things online. And it feels like in the climate that we're in you're almost forced into that freaking acquire. Yeah. And but that's kind of the problem. And should we fight that or is it a fight we were giving up or I want to kind of get into that? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. No, look, I live this every day and I hate you for bringing it up. But seriously, no, no, no kidding. Look. First of all, most of what people perceive we know is idiocy. You know, people say, Eric was the intellectual Christian who did it. They don't know anything about me. What do they do? They watched Socrates in the city, and they read my bonhoff for book. And so you think you know me because of that. You know, as. What women said, I am large. I contain multitudes. I mean, I'm a complicated, strange guy. I've written tons of humor. I've written 30 children's books. I've written biographies. I mean, I'm eclectic or scattered or whatever you want to call it. I went to Yale. I live in Manhattan. But I was raised by working class European immigrants whom I love and treasure. And I grew up among working class people. So I didn't become a globalist Yale educated elitist like Barack Obama or like all those people. But I know how they think. And, you know, if I'm given an opportunity to be friends with somebody on the other side of an issue, I treasure that. But what's happened in this country in the last 5 or so years is that there are people saying, no. Unless you agree with me, I'm gonna cancel you. And that probably started with the gay thing when people said like, I identify as this. And I don't care if you love me..
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"To the Eric metaxas show with your host. Eric met Texas. Folks a very, very special episode of the irk metaxas show. We're gonna be playing a conversation I had pastor Frank ramseur. Calvi chapel Chattanooga invited me and Dennis prager to talk about the hot issues of the day. This is one of the most no holds barred conversations I've ever had. Dennis is extraordinary. Here it is. Well, calvery chapel, welcome and thank you for such a warm welcome. I know that was for me. I know. I can't believe they sat down so quickly. I'm offended. That's not real. They greet me every weekend. Yes. So these two men need probably no introduction. We're gonna try, we're gonna try to talk about two different periods to different errors of history, one Dennis is a graduate of Columbia University with both a really focused both in Hebrew studies and Russian studies. And so we'd like to look at that period. And is there anything from Russian history that we in the west aren't so aware of that we might need to know presently? And then, of course, Eric has written several books. He's got a new one out that is going to be really a riveting very, very riveting, something for the church to know and understand. To equip us to be able to engage people with truth. And so, but Eric, maybe the supreme book or the one that kind of really struck a chord with so many of his Bon hoffer and your research there leads you to have pretty fair insight into German Nazi history. And is there anything from that period of history that again, the west might need to know that doesn't and we might need to clue in. There, so maybe Dennis will start with some insights from you. Well, first of all, it's an honor to be here and thank you all for being here. Pastor, you have created something remarkable. I'm hesitating because I don't want to depress you. And that's the truth, by.