20 Episode results for "Fifteen Thousand Dollars"
Signing New Clients During COVID 19
"Even though we've lost clients and lost revenue we are currently signing new clients. Hey there I'm Kevin Daisy and I'm Eric Olson. Join us on our journey to building. A one hundred million dollar companies. Hey there Kevin Daisy so we have been signing new clients and also re-signing current clients for longer terms of last three weeks. We brought in an additional fifteen thousand dollars in monthly recurring revenue which is exciting. Especially in a time like this when things are hard cliven problems. People are cutting back on their marketing advertising. And that's usually what I go but what we are seeing that we are signing new deals and there are still people out there trying to get ahead and he continued to grow. And I think we're GONNA see. Is You know some industries are just. They're just screwed there. There's nothing they can do. And but there are some industries that are doing just fine and there are some that are crushing. It and growing rapidly so really. What we need to do is gravitate towards the industries in the clients that are interested to grow to fight against this. No come out of it on the other side even better. That's the kind of client we want anyway right so I feel climate that we're in with curved nineteen is GonNa weed out a lot of people in the ones that are left are the ones that have stability have process have plans to grow the business into to be stable and that's KINDA CLIENT. We want anyway right so we're not here to sign anyone that has a pulse like we want to work with companies that are growing and was ambitious and ones that have plans for the future. So we're excited to say that we're we are saunas compliance. Of course. We don't know everything and we don't know where this is going to go the same clients that are signing today could go out of business or end up you know wanting to get out of the deal and a few months. We don't know where that's going to go but also we do know is right now. We are going to continue. We need to keep selling. That's how we're GONNA get through this and guess you know it's GonNa weed out clients. That are not good. Fits or ones that are not stable enough to continue or you know the ones that just can't advertise or market because if the retail or they have a A physical location that you show up to you. Know there's nothing they can really do any way. And we've made concessions for some of the subsequent that we have but we're going to press hard we're going to sell we're gonNA find our way through this and continue to grow up. Thank you for listening engage with your ideal customers online. We can help you with social media find out more at this is dot com.
The Benefits of Podcasting (Part 2)
"Building and Indie business in the. Center of venture capital. I M Alex? And this is. The building in any business podcast. Okay. So today I will be discussing the benefits of podcasting the I I wanted to talk about my book. this is. A book that is a collection of all the episodes of podcasting that I have done on the podcast. There's extra content that I didn't think of when I was writing the episode, or while I was according. You can get the book for free. there's a link in the show notes. On US could be I be to get the book for free. Okay, so let's get into. The episode. The first benefit of podcasting is a networking and growing your network. On there's three ways, you can grow your network. listeners because they will reach out to you and they might want to help you. Either girl the podcast or help you with a podcast in some ways. another way is by interviewing. So when you reach out to someone, and you interview them, they they become part of your network. And the final way you can grow your network through. podcasting is by being interviewed. When you are interviewed by someone, you become part of their network, and they become part of your network. Okay. another benefit that I've found from podcasting. PODCASTING taught me to be consistent, so I have my release schedule every Monday. and I stick to that every Monday for the past year. And so that has helped me be consistent and other parts of my life like with the open podcast blog. Or tweeting out the episodes. I'm consistent in those two things as well. algorithms? Okay. So why this is a benefit of podcasting, because unlike other content creation platforms. there is no sudden change in the way people see your content. Your your podcast episodes. That causes you to lose listeners. Okay. gain confidence so. On releasing content every week, to the public and hearing their feedback has helped me gain confidence because. I usually think of the worst case scenario. And one that doesn't happen. That helps me build my confidence up. And then when I say something on the podcast. that helps me be assertive in my claims when no one says. Oh, you're wrong or something like that so. As of lately. I've been. Making more claims and giving better evidence. And that has helped me in my life. Okay. another benefit of podcasting is storytelling you. Not storytelling learning skills. Sorry so through throughout your podcasts in career, you will learn difference skills. A one skill that I have learned is storytelling. been able to structure stories and make them better so I've learned how to tell a story to improve my podcast. Another skill I've learned is writing. So I have to write the outline of the episode. make all my points give examples, and that has translated to me, are writing a blog of those same episodes and turning that those blog posts into to a book. Okay. Another skill I've learned is podcast production, so I've learned how to edit a podcast. I've learned how to set up a podcast. Learned how to interview someone like all the pro- the process of interviewing someone Yeah those are just some of the skills. I've learned. Okay. The final skill that I have learned from podcasting is promoting I have learned how to promote. Products and content to get. That content into the. Eyes and ears of other people, so that translates to other products like my book or The blog. Or deform. Okay. So the next benefit of podcasting is that you own the content, so this goes back to. no algorithms actually on other content. Platforms. You, don't own the content like on social media. The social media platforms they own the content, so they control how you are. When other people see the content and they have. They can delete any episodes, not episodes. Any content that is created on their platform On other. When? you have a podcast. a platform. The platform doesn't matter because you have the ourselves feed which you can just give to someone and they able to listen to the plan or to the podcast. Okay. another benefit is money. if you have a product that relates to your podcast, or you want to accept donations, you can make money from. Your podcast. Okay. On another benefit is used the podcast to increase your content output. you can use the podcast to create blog posts. You can use the podcast to. Create content on social media like. you could describe your You could write out your podcast. Episodes in different platforms and leave a link to the podcast, so that other people find the podcast, or you can take clips of the podcast. them into videos, and that's how you create content and why this is a benefit is because. People will know you, and they will listen to podcasts, and that might lead to opportunities, okay. another benefit of podcasting is. Not Having to worry about. the physical parents. Your own physical parents while you are are recording a podcast. So I live streamed the episodes so I kinda. I make an attempt to. Make Myself Look presentable, but you don't have to have a camera. This is different from other content creation platforms where their picture based, and the picture might be view where you have to dress up and make yourself look nice for. Content reasons. Okay. Another benefit is you learn consumer behavior so. With a podcast, you can adjust your content to satisfy the needs of your listeners. This is exactly what consumer behavior teaches you. And so you learn to give people what they want. As customers or listeners or users. And that will help you and other places in life. Okay, Another benefit is you can become known. In your industry, so if you are promoting your content correctly, people in your industry will find your podcast, and that might lead to other opportunities. Okay! Another benefit is you have an archive of your content, so you can look back and see the progress you've made. On what I really like about this one? When I start to. not I don't want to say when I start to grow. My audience and people find me. They might say that I'm an overnight success which I hate. When people say that. And, so having an archive of all my episodes I'll be able to say. Hey, look at all. My kids listen my first one I am not an overnight success. It's taken years. Okay. uh-huh! You, get on under benefit. Is You get a look into the PODCASTS industry? So if you're searching for product to make becoming a podcast will help you find a product to make within the podcasts industry. He will find all the problems in the podcasts industry, or you'll be using products, and you'll be able to see how you can You can make a better product, okay? people will want to interview. So I find that people I have interviewed. Get the experience of podcasting. And the first person they look for to be. A guest on their podcast is the person that interviewed them. because the people I have interviewed. they didn't have podcasts and they've said I want you I. Want to interview you for my podcast okay. and then listeners they might want to interview you to. Understand or like to get an idea to ask you questions about maybe the industry, or maybe about podcasting with grow your audience, okay? Back links. So back lengths give you domain authority, which increases your rank on Google, and so any link you have in the show notes. Gets posted to a bunch of websites that have domain authority. And that will build up that links domain authority, so if you have a website that you're promoting or product. Put it in the show notes. That will build domain authority. Okay. Another benefit is a podcasting. On is. The podcast industry as a growing industry so. The number of podcasts are going up and the number of listeners is growing as well so the more listeners and podcast there are the more people that can find your podcasts, and that will lead to more. opportunities for you. Okay! Communication skills. On one benefit that I find is communication skills. I have been able to express myself better than I. I. I used to before the the podcast I like how I say that. And I stumble on that point okay so I'm able to express myself better on because I have been able to structure my thoughts better and. I'm being recorded right now. Kind of timed in a way, and so that helps me think better on my feet and that. Is Good for some situations that are not related to casting okay. Another benefit. Is. podcasting allows a podcast or to be experimental with content. not that you can't be experimental with other platforms, but I think it's a little more experimental on the podcasting in the street or yeah podcasting industry, so what I mean by this is. I'm able to change things from episode to episode or I can experiment with the length of a podcast or The different formats I use for podcast on this is. Especially different for. social media where the it's very structured. On. You can't really change anything like the way people see it what I would love to do on social media. As every time they scroll to my post like fireworks show up or something that changes the screen so piano. Hey, this is Alex's Tweet, not tweet, but social media posts. so yeah. You cannot change things around podcast which you can't do, on social media not that you can have fireworks for every episode but People, listen to the content changing around, and also I can take my content and put it another places like I can make a video out of the content. It doesn't have to be just audio like with. Social media platforms stuck with video and text and pictures, and that's it. Okay. On there's no middleman. Are S feed and I can send that to people, and they can post it, or they can add it to whatever player they want. yet, there's no. There's no. Platform that saying no. You can't do an episode on social media. like talking about social media. You can't do an episode talking about a book. Because that doesn't help us. There's just the ourselves speed, and that's it. okay. Anyone can do it. Anyone can start a podcast. All you need is a Mike. A podcast hosts dvr speed and her good do. I find that. podcasting allows people to be creative. So when I was starting my podcast, the reason why I didn't before the PODCASTS, I didn't produce a lot of content because. I only really knew about writing as a way to. Produce content and I had trouble thinking of what to write about. With podcasting I'm able to. Talk it out to myself and think of what to say, and it helps me on my feet, a little beyond my feet, a little more and say different things to people so I really like them. And then. It'll podcasting allows people to express their thoughts like I said. I'm able to think of more things to say in content to create because I'm talking to myself. And that helps me I'm talking out loud to myself. Yeah, so. the final. Benefit of podcasting is, it's very accessible. You only need a Mike and an RSS feed. This is different from like radio. which was your podcasting? Outlet before where you'd have to spend like fifteen thousand dollars just to get started. So yeah. That's all I have for this episode. If you have an interest in starting a podcast, but you don't want to go through all the hassle of setting up. Talk to me, email me. hit me up on telegram. Talk to me on telegram. My email is supreme ham at gmail.com. Premium Ham on telegram on twitter. Yeah just reach out to me if you would like to guess post about your experience on the podcasts industry. Or just anything about podcasting. There's the open podcast blog. Same thing email me. asked me on Selah Graham. Thank you for listening. Have a nice day. Bye.
From Social Anxiety To Socially Connected Even During Covid #EP5
"In a world where more and more business owners? And entrepreneurs a struggling to keep it together due to the pressures around them. I wanted to create an experience that sets out to answer one question. How can I inspire you to be healthier? Happier and connect at a deeper level in relationships, I'm the host Simon level welcome to unshakable elitists. I have to share this funny, not so funny story with you. So I committed to lossing more often and I just WanNa wind the clock back a bit, too. I think must have been well over five years ago now, but. I reached a stage. Where I was like I've got to get. My teeth sorted out and. So I took a trip to Hawaii I think it was a mastermind I was there for maybe a couple of weeks. I just booked in with a dentist and I paid like fifteen thousand dollars, and I got some veneers done, and it was one of the best investments in myself. The I've ever made, and I've had a couple of challenges with them, but not really anyway. So this morning I go to floss my teeth, and one of the veneers comes out so I'm recording this podcast to you now in the morning and I'm needing to to sue our missing tooth so I thought that that was. Kind of a funny event to tell you about because it completely ties into this weekend, which is a gathering which will need to get my to sorted out four, because I have a socially connected event at my home, and today's episode is about going from being socially anxious to socially connected. Now. Were during this covert crisis. One of the I think people are afraid to do is give their stance on whether, and the reason for that is the everyone's got very strong. Opinions and so you've got the camp of those who are you know? social distancing, and then you've got the camp of people who are who are not and what's happening is is that people are more and more isolated, but they don't need to be and they don't need to be if we actually share where we are at and so, that's actually something that I decided to do recently, which was to say, Hey, listen. This is where I'm out. Out with it okay, and the place where I is, I'm not social distancing I'm going to hug you if you if you WANNA hug right I'm not wearing a mask, and this is just about my belief system about everything that's happening the things that I've learned and also my level of fear, and also might link to my fear of death, which I don't really have so. I know that there's going to be strong opinions around this you know, but there are definitely two camps today's and and so this weekend I'm having a socially connected party, right? are coming together, but. Enable In order. Sorry for me to allow that to happen. I'm needing to Shah my truth of WHO I am. Okay and that's the point I wanted to make just initially. which is it so important that we are true to who we are? And also I've always said that you know if my opinions changed around certain things I'll go live, or I'll talk about it publicly and say hey, listen. My opinions changed I. Think the people is so afraid to let people know where they're at because they fear. The negative comments and so people will hide, and when we actually speak our truth, and we stand up and say this is who I am. This is what they stand for what you do. Is You attract your tribe? You attract the other people who have the same value system. someone came yesterday so our. You know some stuff in the house. And you know. He came in, and he was like Oh. You want me to where I'm asking I'm not social distancing and we had to talk about it and everything was cold. So there are a lot of people now are moving away from the masks and the social distancing, and you know that's starting to. Change their viewpoints, and so right now as we walk around, we can see people's value system basically. Right. We can see if they're wearing a mask. The belief system is right, or if they're you know someone I was walking past the other day was just like turn to the side and didn't WanNa. Look at me, and it's just like the body. Nervous system is breaking down, and then you other people who are like. Hey, let's connect I. Really WanNa? Meet you know in a very open. So. There was a stage of my life where I did spend a lot of time just pivoting slightly here in. Spend a little time in in anxiety and that was definitely my during you know the times when I was doing drugs and alcohol and all of that but. It was something that I knew I really needed to tackle, and so I was actually having a conversation with my roommate, and this was just something which I think is such an important lesson around self-awareness. On the show I'm going to talk about self awareness of law, but. I noticed that I wanted to go and connect with people more as an entrepreneur I. I was a bit of an. Still a bit of an introvert above Daphne moved out of that a lot more and. And, so I had this desire to want to be around people and have great conversations, but there was just something inside of me. That would sabotage that and what I notice was is I had these two excuses? And the interesting thing about self awareness is once it comes into our awareness can choose to do something about it, so I noticed about myself that I wanted to go out, but I was I would actually say to myself. These two statements one I'm busy and the other one was the I am tired. And so they were perfect statements to stop me from going to connect with people, even when I go invitations to go to really amazing events, so at the time I spoke to my roommate and I said. Hey listen. And my friend I said listen. The next time you invite me to something. Right which comes from kindness comes from love comes from that person wanting me to be around. The next time you do that and I say. Tighter on busy on wanting to call me out on. It I wanted to challenge me on that. And any good mental coach, right friend is is going to challenge you because you. They know that you can be better and evolve and also when you give someone permission to do that, it really helps yourself to grow, so I sent her hey. Can You? Come! Out On that and and she did, and I started to then go and connect around people and that she started my journey of giving up alcohol. I'll talk about that on another episode. So so then we started to do these local events in San Diego and start to connect with more interpreted as an interesting thing is that when you start to disconnect January? Generate genuine relationships, friendships and connections is the you start to grow your business, and you start to scale your business. you start to connect with amazing people, and and so you know that has definitely been a journey for me as an isolated introvert, spent a lot of time. Just you know drugs alcohol just Creighton of stories in my head around why people didn't like me and you know I just have a real challenge with even looking people in the eye. Why because I? Didn't want to see myself. I didn't like what I saw myself. Maybe. I thought that they would think something about me and it was the perfect way for me to hide. And so. I know that a lot of entrepreneurs spend a lot of time behind the computer not and it's not just about the business. Right? It's something beyond that it's beyond making money growing a business. A lot of times spent behind the computer. because. It's a way to get away from the world that we're living in. Maybe that's something going on in a personal relationship. Maybe that's something going on that we just want to disconnect from and so the business achy becomes an addiction, and then over time once. I got white in you don't start to you. Really lose yourself. You lose your identity because it's so wrapped up in work and. I'm not saying. For Sure I. I'm not saying that we shouldn't grow. We shouldn't build and it's amazing to do that. We should just become self aware around the things that are holding us back from actually living a fulfilling life because we need connection. We need that so this weekend today. I'm having a socially connected event where I have let people know that I'm not doing masks. I'm not social distancing and a really great group of people who are coming and I. Don't know what's going to come from that is my intention is to connect, but there's always conversations that happen. There's always me finding out about something. The turn into something that I never thought possible and so. The message of this podcast is is this. Cher where you are and don't be afraid of that, right? Be, yourself and also you know just like this event what it takes sometimes. It's just going create that event. You know sometimes we're so into go into other people's gatherings when actually we can create something of for ourselves and actually lane. Big Part of the events that used to create. San Diego called Spiritual Hustle That came from desire within me to create a like minded community, because it didn't exist of spiritual entrepreneurs, one also wanted to. Grow a business and it attracted a like minded community just like this podcast right unshakable leaders. There's a reason why listening to this is the reason why hopefully you're connecting with some of the things I've spoken about, and I want you to be happier. I want your business to grow into. Be Successful I want you to make the most of every opportunity and the same time. What's really important is the relationships that we have. The people that we connect with the eye contact that we have the deep discussions that we have the beyond. Hey, what do you do? Because I know. What you do is important to you I know that you want to get your message out to the rest of the world. That's important and. Some of the best. opportunities. Deep connections are to fulfil an hit your heart very deep level a- going to come away from the Laptop GonNa. Come away from the computer screen. They're gonNA. Come from a moment. Where does some kind of vulnerability or authenticity comes from a discussion in person as you are face to face or in a small group down talking about real things that really matter, and what that does is, it creates a very different type of energy for you to be able to go out and do what you WanNa do in the world and do it from a place of pure authentic power. So. Wherever you stand. You know whether you're gonNA still do some things virtually for the moment until things go back to normal oil whether you're sat there thinking. Do you know what someone? I'm also in the same campus you maybe I just need to share with people where I'm at and put together something where I'm getting together with a group of people that also feel the same thing what I really want to do those to not hide nor be embarrassed about where you stand. You know. We look at the news right now on the things happening around. You know just shocking. I saw around this this this black. Man pinned down. There's so much outrage. You know. and. He doesn't have a voice now, but you see all of the people that are. Speaking up for him. and. When I see that. I also really think about the people that really struggle to even be seen to share. What's really going on with them? Because I know in the entrepreneurial world, it's it's one thing to go in market. You'll message. But. It's another thing to watch. He come out and talk about who you really are behind the scenes. And that is how we generate deep connections from coming together and talk about the things as I mentioned that really matter. Anyway as always. Please, do connect with me. If you've got a question. Good SAIMAA DOT com slash, ask and I would love to get your. Or topic that you WanNa have me bring up on the show and I will see you. In another episode of unshakable leaders have an amazing day. Thank you for listening to the show to find out more about how you can grow yourself. Be True to yourself on operate a conscious business head, to Simon Lovell dot com, and I will see next time.
Your Site May Be Fined $15,000+ By The US Government. Here's How To Avoid That. | Ep. #1302
"Welcome to marketing school. The only podcast that provides daily top level marketing tips and strategies from entrepreneurs that practice what they preach and live what they teach. Let's start leveling up your marketing knowledge with your instructors. Neil Patel and Eric Su. Hey Margie school listeners. I have an interesting stat for you. Did you know that Walmart improved their conversion rate by two percent for every second that improved their low time in other words website speed helps with conversions? In addition to that Google uses it to determine where your site ranks in their index. The fastener website loads the higher. You'll rink for that reason. I want to talk to you today. About a company called Dream House Dream Hose powers the web with fast websites and superior customer service brought to you by team of web experts or super committed to your success online. We've worked with them. To a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream. Host DOT COM slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to a another episode of marketing. School I'm Eric Zoo and I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about how your site may be fined fifteen thousand dollars by the United States government if you're in the US and here's how you can actually avoid it. So Neil. Do you remember what the thing is actually called? I don't know the exact name but I do know. People are getting sued over accessibility issues for the Handicap Yup. So here's what it is. It's called the section five eight of the Department of Justice's EDA. American with disabilities act standards for accessible design could expose your company to hefty fines and risk of expensive criminal and civil litigation as a reputation for being unfriendly to disabled. I've seen some people that have been fine. Fifteen thousand dollars. Plus by out even say predatory law firms that are just looking to make a buck right. They're looking to take advantage here. So you out to protect yourself. But what have you seen yet? I've seen a lot. I got text messages from people being find all the time. And if you'll on the NEIL PATEL DOT COM website I had this little icon I ended up paying per service called excessive access dot Com and you can click on it and it has a virtual keyboard accessibility mode stop animations you can adjust bond sizes readability emphasize titles the list keeps going on and on changing contrast screen. Reader adjustments cure navigation. Like it literally has to make a page more accessible even printer friendly. When you're looking at years right now are you on the whole dot com bottom left corner. Ucf HANDICAP HANDICAP wheelchair. Aw Oh look whoa. That's really nice. How should they think cost you? I think it's around two thousand dollars. A year is not bad. Oh a while making money on it. They're making money for sure. So yeah I pay per three websites I believe it is maybe three or four but all our main tides we pay for this kind of stuff because because you have to or else you're I don't WanNA get too. Yeah Yeah Okay Well Cool. You can pay for this. It's a very elegant solution. I love it actually or there is another option. It's free if you're using press. There is a wordpress plugin. It's called says ability by User Way. So that's you the letter. U. S. E. R. W. A. Y. And it looks like it was. It's got over twenty thousand installs four and a half star rating and You can install the plugin and you are good to go and you can protect yourself from the predators L. I get make sure you guys do it if you're going after. Us traffic it'll save you money. We're seeing unintended. People getting sued rolling up to larger company Spurs. But still. Everyone should do it. You can either do the free solution or the paid solution will all help all right so this was a really short one but hopefully it's a very tactical for you to just go in and do something. So hopefully this pays for itself before we go could markings slash live L. I v. E. Flawed application for our growth accelerator. That's happening March eighth through the Tenth. Annual. I will look at every single application. If it makes sense when we will personally give you a call and that's it for today. We'll see you tomorrow. We appreciate you joining us for this session of Marketing School. We shared a rate review and subscribe to the show and visit marketing school dot. Io for more resources based on today's topic as well as access to more episodes that will help you find tree. Marketing Success Tax Marketing school dot io until next time class dismissed.
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Gop every afternoon starting at three forty five we kick off fifteen joints a fifteen thousand dollars right. The other day adrian smith was listening tap into the crew shows on the four zero five. He heard twelve songs commercial hit and advertisement. He called up and when fifteen thousand dollars. And that's how you do real ninety two three. La's new home for hip hop standing up racism and racial injustice in our black and brown community. And it's cheese. Midtown saw with dj. Chattel drop you'll let you what up optima so cheesman. Numerous megan thee stallion might be looking for fleeing on tinder wires. Kazakh teamed up tender. Give away a million dollars. Essentially one hundred people can ten k. Right all the way to december thirty first. If you want to participate listen the roost this you to make a tinder profile with the bio and photos that reflect your true self so no catfish in involve okay number two gotta take spree shot or video. The profile dan number three. You got post it on your public. I g and use the has provided plus the tend to i mean look. I'm not on tender. But i might be down wind ten k. But if you don't wanna do that you can just listen to us every day to forty five thousand. That's that as well but anyway. Nah i watch. Centers is yeah at twenty those of any the car to be manly theme billboard named her woman of the years based on big big time and brianna tellers mother gave it presented the awards. Amazing bro. This just in happened blue ivy. Grammy nominated ladies and gentlemen grads. She's nominated for beyond says brown skinned girl now when the Initial nominations dropped blue. wasn't mentioned. Wait hold on you hacking my nowhere. Listen listen listen. Listen so seems as if a call was made and now blue ivy's name has been added to the nominations. Don't mess with the carters dam doc. Kashi nominated for grammy for me. Six or wonder if you've got an achievement. Hey would you as cheesy listen guys. We're still rolling those fifteen joining or fifteen thousand dollars. I on the way do bottling. Also pop smokes president night right now is getting to this new music this song number four fifteen joints in a row over fifteen thousand dollars is this is dvd and blu as it mood loss getting calabasas and you can check out that interview on youtube. Ninety-three la with dvd. Let's get it. Oh i got that christmas song up right after this. Let's go real ninety two three. La's new home for hip. Hop is friday okay. I don't get directly to the mic right away. I'm sorry i'm sitting down. I'm having some relaxing. It's friday all. I'm just kidding. Buddy knows fifteen joints and fifteen thousand dollars. Dj leslie has to play fifteen joins in a row before you hear. Commercial does not. She plays under fifteen. That's when you call win this fifteen thousand dollars crew ninety two three. La's new home for hip hop sanding up. 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Let's get into so you know this is cruise right. I get home. I get home. What time do we get home guys. After the show. Seven seven thirty eight o'clock sometime ago. I get home. I have dinner with my son. My wife talk about our days. Have you watched something. Put my son to bed. Go to bed no sexy. Tania's go to bed right off. Sorry no no shower. And then i go to bed. The next day. I wake up. Do i have to shower to work sometimes. I don't sometimes. I don't what's wrong with that. Okay listen wait a second. You're thinking about you're thinking about it in a different way. I can see it already. See the judging going on right now. I didn't do anything. All i did was sleep. I woke up. pat breakfast. came to work now. You sweat when you sleep crews sweating like that. How much are you sweating. Nausea sweating starting to time line correct for everybody and for myself so you get home you you put to bed jump into your bed. You take a shower free out based upon our previous conversations. You take our shower shower salary you clean. I get in there and then the next morning and the next morning you don't do nothing you just hang out whatever times i'll just get dressed and come to like at one thirty now considering it all the time you know what. I'm a parent. Yeah but like. I'm building houses like jeff garcia every single day and considering you take an irish. Our that's enough for a whole week like that one shower wrong. Two four six eight nine two done that before. Yes thank you. i've done that before. If i'm just sitting in my chair in the studio moving maduna anything. And i'm hurrying to get to work. Most shower says ever complained by the way about either crews myself. Well actually this one crew all your life november eight sixty four six eight nine to three and my wrong here. I know i'm right. Listen i didn't do it. I shower at night. I get to work. But it's not like i get to work at seven. Am so i get it. There is some time before. I get to work when i wake up. You know what i'm saying but still it's not like i'm exercising. I'm not doing anything crazy. Not doing garcia. Does you know putting the drywall. The i want song. Okay let me ask you about the weekend. How does the week deck. There's nothing scheduled on saturday taking a shower or sunday. Eight six six eight nine two. I'm still brushing. my teeth is wash your and your underarms. He's grown if he has mud but lesley we all know. We have mud but stop playing. We all know now crews shower every six twelve hour. No i don't eight six six two four six eight nine three. Somebody have my back please. Oh that's nasty dj back. Let's go disgusting. Emma also gonna give. This is why you should never. Do you see how we are. Were disgusting ask only way leslie three new home for hip hop racism and racial injustice in our black and brown community fifteen joints and fifteen thousand dollars anything under fifteen year commercial before you hear fifteen songs your fifteen thousand house. The other day with adrian smith guardian. He's on the four. Oh five years well songs commercial hit and got fifteen thousand dollars only real ninety-three. La's new home for hip hop standing up the racism and racial injustice in our black and brown community. Hope you have a good friday. Let's get to a crucial question today. Eight six two four six eight nine to three so yours is crew. Sometimes i get home at night. Seven eight o'clock. I have dinner. Take a shower. go to bed next. They gotta be working at around one thirty. I don't take a shower before. I got the before i go to work. 'cause i showered the night before my tripping now but you didn't do anything like okay listen to me. You're you're sweating at work. It gets pretty sometimes intense here like you know the workload. You're sweating while you're sleeping. Maybe you don't know because you're sleeping and you can't philly but you sweat wing you do sweat a little bit. There's an oil stuff out of your body. I i understand but that's just you know that's just extra sauce on a big mac my genome with that eight six six four six eight nine to three. What do you think my wrong. Hey man you take a seller. What you oh cool. Don't let the record show. He tried to have my back. Coast lead crews. I think you good now. You discussed so dirty. Last dog have a good weekend real ninety two three love talking about taking shower day. Yeah so this is cruise. You feel me on this please. I took a our last night right. You don't spend your you ain't do nothing throughout the day. You find you at work for eight hours. You go to work with our our you know. Take us out with me day. That that he is there you go and mind you. Cruise takes our showers so that shower is good for the whole week. Every 'cause my team in. I mean and i'm out all right come clean. Let's keep calls coming eight six six two four six eight nine two three. I can't be wrong about this real ninety two three as new home for hip hop the racism and racial injustice in our black and brown community. Young ten minutes. You're winning a fifty dollars. Dunkin donuts gift. That sounds so good right now. Crucial question of the day. So you don't listen cruise. If i get home and i shower at ten pm. Second time is seven. Thirty eight o'clock doing for family shower on ten pm. The next day i get up. Don't shower get to work at around one thirty. that's okay. I don't shower in between right. I showered the night before. If i shower the night before you should be okay. Eight six six two four six eight nine three. What are you a cruise out. Which but the first one man. She's on thursday. She says she was waiting to voice under armpits. Like doing what. Hey take our shower. Do you good straight. You ain't doing it but just chilling at home and whatnot crews on what you may straight my my guy cruise cruise family christmas card. Coming your way my thank you very much appreciate china love you guys. Ninety two three allow. We'll take a shower everyday like a crazy person. All i do. Because i work all day and then i go home to a two year old. But all the makeup and hairspray. That's me but i think you're good what you're saying you're good you take a shower. You wake up the next day. Brush your teeth your face. I think diane man. I don't think it's nasty. Those thank you so much. You're welcome merry christmas. Yeah real ninety. Two three. This is crews alot. You need to take a shower that you gotta get home. Take a shower. You gotta take three showers a day your the reason. We got a drought in california. Okay so you hear what's going on here my wrong or right here. This is crew. What's your name. Go ahead my hope that night. You should be all right. You you've been that's right that's right you know. I heard some women get turned on by a man's beyond zero. Okay it's the cruise show three. La's new home for hip hop and the cruise show real ninety two three new hall for hip hop standing up to racism and racial injustice in our black and brown community cruise show. Let's go where i go. Five or five is happening straight up at five pm five for the most songs in a city and that'll be another opportunity for you to win a fifty dollars. Dunkin donuts gift card happy holidays. Let's go crews quiz okay. This famous family just signed a big deal with the streaming service hulu for a new reality series in twenty twenty one. You got the answer. The kardashian skirt steak you. that's right listening. You just want a fifty dollar. Give credit dunkin donuts and don't forget. This holiday season gets shearson at dunkin with festive simpson treats perk members. 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860: Reason to Have an Emergency Fund: Medical Emergencies by Natalie with Making Sense of Cents on Rainy Day Funds
"This is optimal finance daily episode. Eight sixty reason to have an emergency fund medical emergencies by Natalie with making sense of sense dot com, and I am, Dan. I'm your host and narrator here at optimal finance daily, and I'm here, every weekday bringing you some of the best blogs on personal finance in podcast form and happy Friday to you hope. You've had a great week so far. And maybe you've got some ideas for us some topic requests for future shows if you do come share those with us at old, podcast dot com that is L D, podcast dot com. Before we get to the post, I want to thank credit repair dot com for their support. They are dedicated to helping you develop a healthier relationship with your credit removing questionable negative items is one of the fastest ways to increase your score and credit repair dot com. We'll help you do that. They make rebuilding your credit as smooth as possible by using tools like mobile apps, Email, and text alerts, and more. And they understand that credit scores are not. Not just a number. It's a lifestyle. This is something we hear about on this show frequently and recently, in fact, so let credit repair dot com help you rewrite your credit story head over to the link in our show notes to sign up today for a free fifteen minute credit analysis now. Let's get right to it and start optimizing your life. Reason to have an emergency fund medical emergencies by Natalie with making sense of sense dot com. A few weeks ago, I had one of the scariest things happened to me my longtime partner and boyfriend began to start getting really sick. This wasn't just a case of a fever and the sniffles, the symptoms were a little bit more serious than that he began to get severe stomach pains, along with a complete loss of interest of eating or drinking. I'll spare you the more gruesome details, but it got really bad. It finally ended with his fever spiking to almost one hundred three degrees and me rushing him to the emergency room of the hospital. My boyfriend is one of those people who you would never consider being sick. He's one of these people who barely gets a cold in his work. He works with carpentry materials to help repair homes in the area. This line of work also requires him to lift heavy materials and do lots of physical work. His physical health was so good that it knocked us all by surprise. Suddenly he was extremely lethargic and could not even get out of bed, the once fun loving person that I knew was being taken over by some invisible, and frightening ailment the night, I finally took him to the emergency room. My boyfriend was in a state of panic. He was. Worried about the financial aspect of him having a medical issue. His fever was out of control and he could barely stand up. He was also in a state of panic because of the costs that would be incurred from all the emergency room bills. I told him to basically shut his mouth up over those types of thoughts as his first priority should be as health. I didn't fault him for having thoughts. Like these we just happen to be a couple that cares a lot about money. And we both work hard to be financially stable when something like this happens. Many would feel unsure about how they will pay such medical costs. This is certainly true in the United States. My boyfriend was lucky enough to be immediately seen by the medical staff. They ran a series of tests and discovered that his colon was very inflamed under the doctor's orders. His health had been deteriorating to the point where it was decided that being hospitalized was the only option. My boyfriend's reaction went into further panic as he realized what this meant especially for the finances. I tried to convince him otherwise as I knew stressing out could only make his condition worse. He was placed in a hospital room where he could be monitored by the professional staff. For the next couple of days. My boyfriend was given several procedures and medications that it I did nothing. I went to the hospital every day and tried to console my boyfriend through this difficult time he once again, expressed his fears of the cost of being in the hospital. I let him know that there's not enough money out there to replace someone's health. I also reminded him that we had an emergency fund that was precisely for occasions like this as this was a bona fide emergency. There is no bigger reason to have an emergency fund than in situations like this. You just never know when the proverbial will hit the fan and require you to have liquid assets available. We had absolutely zero notice that something like this would happen, medical situations are one of those things that usually pop out of nowhere and can be very destructive. If you're living on the financial edge, the truth is, there are too many people out there who were living paycheck to paycheck to many, people, do not think of having a form of savings as a priority, and nothing could be further from the truth. I once had a friend that had some major complications due to her high risk. Pregnancy. She never took the time to save as she felt it was more important to buy nicer handbags and other pricey things as a result of no savings or health insurance, she wound up with over fifteen thousand dollars in medical bills, the resulting stress on her psyche and family caused her even more health problems and later more health bills. She applied for government assistance, and was given some help after a big battle with paperwork, and authorizations. She could have avoided a lot of stress, if she had saved something in advance as I write this, my boyfriend is still recovering from the hospital and will hopefully be home soon. He finally accept the fact that it will not destroy us financially since we have a savings fund and health insurance, that has a set limit on what were liable to pay being able to concentrate on what is important is such a relief in times like these it has literally helped me sleep at night. I can't imagine what we'd be doing without it. Having an emergency savings account is of utmost importance, especially in a world that guarantees nothing taking the initiative to do something for your financial future. It is crucial. Learn from my story because you just never know when you'll need money now my boyfriend and I are able to focus on plans to get him back to normal health and that is what is important. 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United States Excludes Nigeria from N7.5m Visa Bond Policy
"Y'all listening to the news hour on africa business radio. The united states mission in our jury on tuesday took its twitter handle. The bunk claims that nigerians tween five thousand dollars and fifteen thousand dollars before securing visas outgoing administration of united states. President trump on tuesday issued a new temporary rule that could require taurus travelers as well as others from twenty four countries mostly in africa to pay a bond of as much as fifteen thousand dollars to visit the country. The trump administration said a six month. A pilot program will test the feasibility of collecting such bonds and serves as a diplomatic deterrent to other stain. The business the new visa blonde pilot program will be one visas for business jobless and be to this for taurus is expected to run for six months december. Twenty four to june four. Twenty twenty one. That was the news at this time. When africa business radio you can continue to listen online at. Www dot africa business radio dot com or via our mobile app. I am rachel chih-jen to thank you for listening.
Baby boy name suggestions for Cruz + Would you move in with your EX if times got tough?
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Corona virus was the most searched google switchgears. If you're pushing fan. I got some good news for you. Push at t has confirmed that it was in the neptune's will reduce is next album. Oh okay i'm happy at listen. Don't hate me like the last time west produced his album. I wasn't happy with they. Just want to really focus on it and not focus on a million things at the same time which is what he always goes outside of konya and maybe lecce push who could he work with among maybe mustard. Can you imagine yeah. He hit four eight boy. that would be legendary. What you said but you are still think that that might be the classic. If you ask be the way. It'll be but i hear what you're saying. I'm gonna just focus now for some celebrity. Happy breaking bnb rock in this. Jesus garcia now all the words it that song. La's new home for hip hop knows all lyrics to that song so yo yesterday fluffy gabri. Glaciers helped me announce that my wife in are having a baby boy. This is our second child. Another board congrats. No y'all know. Diana my wife right. She's basically putting like the naming the child on me. I have to come up with it. And i can't figure it out honestly guys i'm going through so much privately when it comes to this man horn man. I'm really torn. i need help. Someone named my son. It's wow eight six six two four six eight nine two three. By the way best call wins fifty dollars. Dunkin donuts gift card fam- so listen tap in eight six six two four six eight nine to three. I told you guys right that my mom and dad. They want a more traditional latino. You that's tough man so it's tough. I do want to please them. But this is my child like i can name him. Whatever i want. I gotta suggestion dunkin dunkin donuts carpet dollars. Dunkin share the pleasure working with. He's a great. Thank you very much man holiday. Y'all susan to missing. If you want to suggest a baby name. A boy name could be traditional. Latino could be anything please. I would love your help. I would love you know. I've been i've been. I've been googling names left and right and nothing sticks out two four six eight nine three best quarantine fifty dollar gift card to dunkin. You see what i'm working with. Bitcon tell them that. I've been struggling. And now i'm now the strutting. They're making me struggle even more. I can't even talk now. Leslie three good right now to these times right possible glow baby and the baby. This is for the night show on day to three. It's a boy. I'm having another boy. Two boys now man. My wife is ready to give birth any second real ninety two three. La's new home for hip hop. This is cros was good. Listen i need help naming our child. I'm serious please. I need names. I've been looking all over. The place hates six two four six eight nine thousand three. What do you think. I should name on the mall geronimo. Something that's withdrawn. Oh okay grow ninety two three low independent caesar xavier express. Greek roman greek roman mythology. Yeah kind of exotic. I guess think about his tinder profile. But caesar exhibitor. My babies are single. According to let y'all gonna hold on okay. Hey y'all this is crews. I need a baby named a baby boy named can you help and come. Correct renzo beautiful. Listen respectfully there. There are two names that i said i would never name my child. And that's alphonse own lorenzo ninety two three yards crews on lead baby named boy name. What's up high yet. The name. I like as nathan anthony. Mason anthony. Not bad not bad habit. All the kids are gonna make fun of him. Because there's nathan's hotdogs call them weenie all the time. You gotta think about river how much money you got nathan. You know what i'm saying like. Oh we get it. S e arenas in the store. Oh gabriel the fluffy he did. Help me announced generous. Maybe hey hold on okay. Hey this is crews. please help me. I need a boy name. This is actually my son's middle name. We have legend know. I've thought about legend. I thought i thought about maximilian. I think that'd be a cool name. Alleged but legend setting them up. You know what i'm saying like you've you're giving the baby strength through that name but that's a lot to live up to thousand. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Let them figure it out exactly. No those are all good names. And i do appreciate it notices crews so i'm having another boy my wife and are having another boy. I need help naming this child. My wife has left it to me. Keep these calls coming eight six six two four six eight nine to three best call. Wins a fifty dollar gift card to dunkin. Donuts call liked that. I still didn't quarantine those the way to go just me though on the way you didn't give you some high fashion. Also that limited ba. I listen by request for my body. My texted in south. La it's a twenty one savage and drizzy. This is mr rate now. The cruise show three. Okay may two three new home for hip hop. It's a boy. We're having a ball and my wife and is number two another boy in this. Is it by the way that is it to employs. It's a wrap done. Do need help naming this child because my wife has left it up to me. Eight six six two four six eight nine to three. What do you think what did you say. Joel ramon that sound like a mexican porn star. All like espn bro. And then ray ray or eli for a team espn king. This clipper man. So you'll listen. Thank you very much for calling brock and use the help. Even from a clipper fan. All good now my wife has left it up to me daryl to name our second son. What do you think. I love to hear you. Call is clipper darrell. You fucking stupid to go with it. I mean i'd go kobe's over. Lebron you know i'd go. I would go that far. But i don't know kobe bryant laker fan right. Yes let's lake baby's going to look like more. Like a clipper down. My god man you doing okay go man following you on the grandma keep up the good work we love you. I love you to up okay. Yoda's crews i need. I need a second baby boy named give it to me. Please hugo alone. Google all sorry great name. It's a beautiful name name. Hang on hugo what do you think will really quick sports dude Do you think my son or i will get courtside seats. If i named my son laker crews courtside is pushing. And there's no fans right now because the corinthian so and bank on it but if you name your kid laker vicini jeanie buss would at least re tweeted all. That'd be great. y'all. I'll take a riposte you what's up less fifteen fifteen thousand dollars. Just okay really quick. I appreciate the effort but we have not found the name. I'm sorry none of those names could work your listeners. Give out the fifty dollars. Dunkin donuts gift card right now. Call eight six six two four six eight nine to three appreciate it. let's go. We'll keep continuing these names over the next few days. Absolutely yes so. Check in check it out shake cruise cruise show. And here's what's coming up next on real ninety two three. Let's go a real ninety two three neuhof a hip hop cheese meantime. Let's get straight to it here with. Dj led to drop outs. Okay cheesman new metal. Congratulations to travis. Scott in drake. Sycamore has officially gone diamond diamond. Now what does that mean well. It means that it's high selling record. It's very stream million. Ten million listen on two other songs in history have been certified diamond so imagine forty two songs in the world. Only how many songs that's major dog. You know you're going into legislative legend status when it comes to speed a major cheesman. Although shutout rapper bronson who enlisted a year has lotto of one hundred and thirty pounds. Getting man he looks a little different. Make good for him in action bronson listen. You have inspired me as well as my little sister. Jackie so man man. That's a lie man. i've been worried about action bronson because it was you know what i'm saying so good to see him do some about yeah now. She's minimum last but not least. I got some great news. Finally some justice for yen. The army has relieved and suspended about fourteen Fort hood on and seed positions. Okay star gatien was completed following. But say let's go. Let's go crazy also gonna give you some brand new music from baby girl the weedy right now though let's get into this is this is number seven. Were still in the game. You can still win that fifty thousand dollars inside of the fifteen joints in a row. Only number seven top smoke for the night show unreal next to three latin now. Dj leslie hasn't played a commercial. Yeah uh-huh talking isn't a commercial big misconception but that is not a commercial now looking for advertisement you filming has an update for you here. In a few seconds we talk. Hey taco bells toasted cheddar to back. Are you thinking what i'm thinking. 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Wow wait until you hear what's going on with this person at emailed us last. You have to read this email next. Okay wait till you hear this wow. Dj leslie back to you. What's go crazy. Also functioning life at ten sa- y'all fifteen joints or fifteen thousand dollars you hear anything under fifteen joints. That's when you could win. Fifteen thousand dollars. Crucial real eighty three happy holidays. Dj leslie is in here now. Listen we got this email crazy. This one is crazy. Go ahead i listen guys it says cruise show need need your help with this one right so i lost my job a few months ago and i'm not doing too well now. I have three kids. And i'm really broke and still haven't gotten an unemployment check. My ex husband has offered to let us move in with him and his new girlfriend. Until i get back on my feet now him. I mean that is nice. If inputs as i know that it's the right thing to do for my kids the also cheated on me overnight. We'll let me move. You gotta get over that. 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Now listen to my ex husband has offered to let us move with him and his new grill. Until i get back on my feet now. I know that it's the right thing to do for my kid but he also cheated on me i am. I pride won't let me have been with bush. Y'all are you team move in or teams. Don't do it aloke. i'm it not even say kids. I'm a single mother. I have three kids. And i have my own place. I have two jobs anna hustle. You can do it she can do. It can find another job. Ain't nobody is taking anybody right now. Keep a find a charity to help repair rant pandemic now though you know what i mean. It's story it is blake it. She's going to be in a world of hurt if she goes back there. Joke me over the head. Oh yes let let the kids go back for her. I wouldn't say there. I would say to my kid. Come back yeah. How will see them every day. But i wouldn't. 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Ep 09 Debt Story: Meet Chelsea
"Waltham. Everyone to another episode of debt stories real people beating debt and winning financially. Today, we meet Chelsea who lives in Tri cities Washington with her husband and their two dogs, a German shepherd and a Chihuahua. Chelsea's job is in marketing. I work at the visitor center in our communities. It's a nonprofit, but the destination marketing organization I worked to bring corporate and government groups to our community on her husband is a mechanic and a teacher. My husband has two fulltime jobs, which kind of is into the plays into the whole debt repay off strategy. So he is a mechanic at our local transit agency. And he does that in the evenings. And then in the daytime he actually teaches local high school students how to work on diesel engine. He worked seventy five hours a week. And we're always ready for the weekend by the time that it comes around. This is the tale of how they said Aloha to a whole lot of debt. We were married in June of two thousand thirteen and I guess most of our debt really did come from the wedding. We got married on the beach in Hawaii. It was a beautiful ceremony, and we were super happy. They were super happy. But Chelsea admits their life at the time was also super pricey. I was a little on the high maintenance side where I needed my reception dress than I needed, my different pairs of shoes, and that sort of thing and then at the same time my husband's I'm he's really into outdoor stuff and hunting, and that's a really expensive hobby. And so kind of a mix of I guess life being a little out of control is what what really started our debt. We got married when I was twenty one, but my husband he's a little bit older. I think he was twenty seven or twenty eight he was always really good with finances, and he had never had any sort of credit card debt. But you know, he kind of abides by the happy wife happy life. And that's kind of how we got were worth thought make sons we had a really nice wedding ceremony. We had about fifteen people from our family that came over, and it was a beautiful day on the beach, and so total. We had it was about twenty nine thousand dollars in credit card debt. It wasn't all our wedding. But what if it was from the transportation, I guess getting getting over to Hawaii and paying for efficient and pain for everything that goes along with that. And then we also had we had about twenty eight thousand dollars in vehicle loans as well. Well, they don't regret their Hawaiian wedding. Chelsea says that if she had it's all to do over. I wouldn't have necessarily changed a lot of the details. But I think that at that point we were young, and we like to go out, and I'm sure that we would have been able to cash flow a lot of this stuff, if we would have just gotten our priorities right that and then the reception dress just didn't quite work out the way that I thought it was going to end it never actually made it out to Hawaii. Then eventually one day as part of our debt repayment strategy. We got a yard sale, and we sold it. So I would change that I would have left that at the store, and I would've worked on cash flowing. I won't argue with her their pain. Cash is always the way to go. Not only do you. Enjoy your splurges big and small completely guilt. Free cash. Also helps you sidestep disasters. We actually had a couple of those the first one came when we got back to our community. We had a reception for our friends and family that weren't able to make it to Hawaii. And as we were getting ready to pay the caterer it became apparent that? We didn't even have enough available credit to pay this cater aches reality. Check number one. Yeah. A couple of those wedding cards got opened a little a little early. If you know what I? We made it happen. We got taken care of really nice reception. But I probably would do that a little different choices then twenty one and her husband twenty-seven. We're married importantly, the reception caterer got paid. And then it was back to reality beginning life as a newly married couple after our wedding reception happened. I remember it was either that weekend or it was the following weekend sitting on our patio kind of talking about what a nice couple of weeks. We had had. And it had been one of those things where the financial part of it was just always looming. It was just always kind of hanging out there. And we didn't really talk about it. And we didn't really think about it. And I said, well, what did you think about, you know, having open our wedding cards early and spending that to feed our guest, and he said it scared me, and I I did not like that at all. And I said, you know, I. I've looked at what we owe. And to be honest with you. It's really scary. It's terrifying. In fact, because this kind of thing that ruins relationships, and I'm sitting here looking at my husband, you know, two or three weeks at this point. And it scared me we had a really good conversation. And we talked about exactly what we should do differently. And that's when we really worked to, you know, outline all of our goals and exactly what we needed to do to get out from underneath those that was an important for step knowledge in their debt problem and deciding to do something about it as a team next. They took action. We kinda downloaded this debt snowball excel document where out implement debts, and that was scary because there were on this website that I used to download this. There were two difference. Editions of the snowball. Calculator the one you could it was for ten creditors or less and the other was for late. It was twenty five or more. Luckily, I have to tell you. We had eleven creditors. So I didn't feel as bad. You know, it's the people that need to twenty-five, but still I was looking at this, you know, massive amount of debt, especially when you consider that we were young and our incomes were a lot less than they are now. You know, it was it was released Gary, but I'm totally unexcelled nerd, and I made some changes to the spreadsheet, and at that point we were paying twelve hundred dollars an interest per month. And that was terrifying. So our monthly payments was three thousand dollars and that included a hundred dollars worth of a snowball. So including our house, our total debt, it was about two hundred and fifteen thousand dollars, and you know, that's terrifying to Ouch. Twelve hundred dollars in interest payments on two hundred fifteen thousand dollars of debt win at the time. Chelsea and her husband rolling earning about seventy thousand dollars per year. Combine a big breakthrough for us came when we took a lot of our credit card debt, and we did a balance transfer to zero percent credit card one of our cards. It was almost twenty percent interest. Ants in that cart. We twelve thousand dollars on that card, and you know, we were paying a lot in interest. And so once we figured out. What does your percent interests period was four? We basically did the math and backed it out from there. So if it was an eighteen month interest period than you know, we took our balance, and we divided by eighteen and that was kind of how we did that. So once we did the balance transfers, we didn't pay any additional interest at that point. So good that fish debt come up with a plan, and they were sticking to it. Of course, even the best laid plans have a wrinkle or two. I had a car that was totally paid for paid cash for it, and it needed more work than it was worth even with my husband doing all of the work as a mechanic. So we actually ended up in this time since June of two thousand thirteen to now we ended up paying cash for a car for me total. It was about fifteen thousand dollars. And then we also in that time. We've also did our kitchen renovation and our bathroom renovation. Not bad. They're paying down the debt. And even though they bought a car and did some work on their home. They didn't backslide they paid cash, and they were putting a lot more thought into their choices as we were looking through some of our poor financial decisions to the past. I figured out that my husband's truck was at a really high interest rate. And so we ended up because we had extra women are snowball we sold that truck and we purchased a new truck with zero percent interest. So whip dot now we owe about one hundred twenty thousand dollars on our house. And then we owe about eighteen thousand dollars on my husband's truck, and that's all of our debt phenomenal. They're completely free from credit card debt with why? Now, we actually do use rewards card for our everyday purchases in that off. But for now, we are working to pay off our truck, and then we'll probably take a really cool vacation or something like that. As for their biggest outstanding debt the mortgage. Chelsea says we did on the refinancing our house when the interest rates were lower my husband purchased the house before we were married. So the interest rates had gone down quite a bit. So we refinanced last November. We took it from thirty year mortgage down to fifteen and I think we make about one hundred dollars extra in principle right now with so much to celebrate Chelsea and her husband are considering a trip back to the Aloha state to renew their vows except this time they've tacked on an extra vowel. Well, so we're talking about it for five year anniversary. And I think it'd be really cool to renew our vows we we haven't exactly figured it out just yet. But we know that if we do it it'll be it'll be cash flow for sure because we are never doing that. Again, always pay in cash now that's how that can help your marriage stand the test of time through their debt pay off journey Chelsea and her husband have become quite discriminating eliminating unnecessary spending and unnecessary clutter. We cut our cable. We put our internet down to a lower package, and when we got back from our wedding. And we had a bunch of really nice gifts that we had received from our wedding guests, and we ended up selling a lot of the things that we had just kind of hanging out around the house. I learned the art of Craigslist. I learnt the art of the yard sale. And we got rid of a lot of things that we thought were necessary that we found truly were not necessary. So watch their entertainment budget. We really liked to go out and have a good time. And we still do that. But rather than it being just a Tuesday night. And now it's more of like a planned date night type of thing. So we cook at home a lot more. And we just do whatever we can to be resourceful with what we have. So especially as my husband works, so many hours, and I hurt fulltime too. But focusing on him here, you know, working seventy five hours a week. It's important that because of the time that we're giving up too. So that we can work. It's important that we're good stewards of the money that we're getting in return for the time, you know. And so we're watching every single transaction as it's hitting our account were managing everything, you know, against the budget that we've said at the beginning of the month or the beginning of the week, in fact with that we're able to make good decisions that really aligned with our goals, and where we want to see ourselves in the future. Georgia was that they've put in some serious work hours to dig themselves out of the whole remodel their home and pay cash for Chelsea's car. It sounds like they're truly appreciating every dollar looking back Chelsea is grateful for their beautiful wedding day. And even though they faced a frightening amount of debt they've come out on top their secret. We just made it a point that if we were making the decision to spend money that we were on the same page with that. And that has never seared us wrong. In money and in married life. You really can't go wrong with teamwork.
Losing A $15,000 Deal. Lesson Learned: Others Have Failed Too
"You've been on chipper. Mood actually has some bad news report. Hey there I'm Eric Olsen and I'm evan days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's it's Eric? Judge J Olson. We are in the process of losing about fifteen thousand dollars a month in recurring revenue with one client for advertising so we found out that they wanted to pull the plug on this advertising after about four months. And we've kind of been talking to them for the last two weeks or so and it's it's definitely going to happen but there are definitely some lessons. Learned here lesson number one. They they are a B. Two B. Client and they've never had success using advertising of any form to attract their ideal clients now. We specialize in B. Two C. companies. We have the best success trying to help a company that has is btc meaning that they are going after individual consumers rather than them going after businesses. That is our niche. We are best at getting customers for our clients but this was a B. to be climb. It's not something we normally do because frankly it's just very it difficult to target business owners online. If there was a check box in facebook said yes I'm a business owner and then we target it only those people that would be awesome but guess what that does not exist. If there was a check box in Google said I'm a business owner and you check that that would be awesome but that doesn't exist either. Which means that we had to guess as to WHO's a business owner and who is not based on all all sorts of crazy attributes? Like what they're interested in and their hobbies their title if they even put a title into a place like facebook which most people people don't and it's just makes it very difficult for us and frankly we don't have the tools and we don't specialize in that kind of advertising. There'll be to be that's not us so it wasn't a fit to begin with. They also have tried several different techniques. They failed other companies have failed for them They asked us to give it a shot and we said Sir why not. We'll give it a shot but guess what we could have solved the problem either so that was actually very enlightening like whenever someone brings us a project that they've tried a bunch of times and it's failed and then we decide that we're going to give it a shot to it very very rarely actually works out. There's probably a reason why it's failed so many times and it doesn't just have to be because the other company they hired sought got it could be because it's just a really difficult problem solve or is such a big problem to solve that. The client doesn't have the budget to solve it properly or or it's just going to cost too much to solve the problem more than the prom is worth solving for. If that makes any sense so several lessons lessons learned and it it just reiterates and re validates for me the focus that we have for our clients and where we want to take this company. B to C is our best. Bet We do the best at it. We do great for our to see clients but whenever we do Advertising for B. Two B. for whatever reason for us the results. Just aren't that fantastic. So maybe other companies are out there that specialize specialize in bt and they'll kick ass. That that's awesome. I would definitely tell any prospect that comes to us in advertising for B. Two B.. Go find one of those companies. He's if they still want to go with us. We have to give them some caveats like look we can only do so much and you know just fall where they may but I mean I hate taking on. Were just knowing that is eventually go away and in this case that could happen. So it's a big hit by taking a hit but it is what it is the best you can do in a situation like this is a learned your lesson and tried to not make the same mistake again. Thank you for listening. Are you ready to supercharge your marketing online advertising. The fastest way to do that visit us at this dot com for more information.
Fleetwood Mac Dreams TikTok Sensation Nathan Apodaca Checks In With Ryan Seacrest
"There he is. Look at that that is the world's famous Nathan APODACA. is now a viral sensation and he is with us. He's sideways on our zoom, but with this morning. Trying to. There you can. See now. So Nathan he is thirty seven. He's a tick tock sensation I often wake up and to beat that myself. But I'm not he is. And so what he did was he goes down looks like the Walker the street gets on a skateboard. He's got some ocean spray cranberry juice right out of the container. Singing fleetwood. Mac. While drinking the cranberry juice and crews and legs having greatest time of all times and it's gone massively. Viral forty, five, million views and counting. Tell. Tell me. What the things that? It's bizarre isn't. So the things that catch on are so random and this is random. Exactly exactly. So did you know what you were doing? No ours is honestly putting out content because you know what I mean I have to keep content out there. So I did put anything Alpha I think it was about. If seemed like a full day but I think it was like maybe. Twelve hours or so but Like I said, I needed to get something out. There is something to where my soldiers could look at. You know something make you laugh at something or something they could just five to because like I said I'm all around it with my Tiktok. Follow me. You can see that I don't dance. I. Don't just I don't just do videos. You know I I. I'm all around with it. You know it's vibe. Now, what made you decide? There are a lot of juices in the world why CRANBERRY JUICE That's just drink I. DRINK YOU WANNA and. That's even. There you guys I but yeah, it's gotta be it's gotTa. Be crasner. You know I love them all out but you know I've tried I've tried a multiple of them. You know and I just I'm stuck on Cran Raspberry showed Nathan who has this viral video which I'm putting up on our site. You can see Nathan up on our sites websites. Works at a potato farm in Idaho. Else is that right? Yeah it's a warehouse, a warehouse. Warehouse, you know potato potato what. What is your favorite kind of potato? There are so many different varieties of potatoes. What are you like? I was at the other day. If it's fast in whatever you know are fast food basically it's gotta be French fries you know what I mean. Took it. then. It's gotTa be a State Mashed Potato I like a so you know what I like to do. I don't know how well we know each other after three minutes but Nathan what I like to do. A Sunday morning as I like to get up and I like to put on my slippers and I like to go make a coffee, and then I like to call my dog Georgia and I'd like to get my car and go to the farmer's market and I like purple potatoes and I SMASH Smash. We're all all colors you know what I mean Y- of course. E But potato equality potato equity, right? Hey Man we stand for so fancy over fifteen thousand dollars in donations. It's more than that because, yes, I've been blessed get in touch with relatives in Idaho he reached out to Gino, my managers and. With that. With donations and everything. I was able to bless my family in those around me with like over I can't even remember but I think it was about fifteen thousand one worth of gifts and little bit extra for me to throw in on a place down me down payment on a place you know what I mean. Yeah hopefully, I'll be. Begin to a house soon. Good your you live, where do you live now? I live in RV in front of my brother's house right on. Okay. Well, listen you have made a lot of people smile and laugh and enjoy it. So keep it up. Mick fleetwood from fleetwood. Mac actually recreated the video over the weekend. On. And he yet direct comment to me. It was awesome. Nice. What your you seem like such a good guy. Thanks for the the smiles and take care of yourself. Okay. Hey, I'm blessed. Thank you. Ryan this is like amazing. You know what I mean. It's your brother. To stay, he's at four to zero dog faced to eight. Just see you know. Yeah it is and you're the one that took that I wanna down you took my handle. At four two, O. Dog Faced Two oh eight tiktok Nathan see about it. They say you too. Thank you. As it's amazing. The the nonstop that become so popular, right? Yeah. Crazy, you had me a crane razz. Back to pay build a minute.
22. Holiday Season Campaign Series: Planning
"Welcome to the e commerce, but Asri podcasts the place for scrappy female entrepreneurs who WanNa learn actionable steps and strategies to grow the traffic sales and profit in your e commerce business. I'm your host Jessica Koster a twenty year retail veteran who spent three years as the only employee of a seven figure online store that shit was crazy I know exactly how it feels to do all the things and I'm sharing everything I learned the hard way. So you don't have to I may have started this business by accident but supporting bosses like you lights me the fuck up and I am so stoked to see you grow. Are you ready Babe? lattes role. Welcome back to the ECOMMERCE assery podcast I'm your host Jessica total cost her if this is your first time here. Thank you so much for tuning in. I've been seeing a lot of new people finding the podcast and it for real just makes my heart. So happy and to my oh jeez welcome back. Now, I know you ladies are all trying to squeeze out those last days of summer and I hate to break it to you but it's time to start planning. For holiday, Yep I said it and this year two, thousand twenty is going to be an especially important year to get ahead and start planning. Now before you completely to now because you're thinking shit, I can't even wrap my head around holiday right now, I want you to think back to the beginning of the pandemic. If you were one of those businesses that saw an increase when brick and mortar was shut down, you might see a similar one for holiday. How much nicer would it have been if you were prepared ahead of time? When you're going into your holiday planning I, want you to keep these things in mind. One people are not going to be packed into stores on black. Friday. Weekend like years past. To lots of big stores are not opening on. Thanksgiving night. Three With shipping being completely jacked up and everything taking longer to arrive people are GonNa be shopping early, and for every big retailer is likely to have larger sales than they have before to try and make up for what they lost earlier in the year. This, holiday season is going to be like. You've ever seen before and I want you to be prepared plus a lot of the concepts I'm going to share can be easily adapted to your overall commerce strategy and for other holidays in promotions you do throughout the year. So here's how this is going to roll over the next three episodes. We're GONNA talk about the three PS of the holiday season plan prep and promote. Will touch on all the things you should be thinking about and there's a free checklist you can download it e-commerce bet assery dot com forward slash twenty two. If you're ready to go all in on your holiday planning and have the most kick ass season ever then you're gonNA WANNA, get your hands on the commerce but assery holiday planning e-book I go much deeper into all the things we're GonNa talk about here in these episodes and then some, and you can get it right now on my website for only forty seven dollars it seriously fucking steel and comes with accompanying video trainings and templates to support you in all of your holiday season planning. So, go to ECOMMERCE but assery dot com forward slash holiday guide to get yours and link for that will, of course, be in the show notes. Okay. So episode, one of the holiday campaign series were talking planning. Now, the first step in any good campaign plan is to reflect on your performance from the last time around, and that's where my campaign recap or post mortem process comes in handy if you're not already familiar with that goal, listened to episode eleven where I walk you through it. At a high level, it's just a document where you collect all the important information from a campaign including your overall. KPI's any promotions, Iran and their results along with what did and didn't work well during that time having this campaign recap is so key because there's no way you can remember all the things. So when you have this document that lays everything out that you learned from your last holiday season or your most recent campaign, it's going to make it so much easier to rinse and repeat what worked and avoid any big screw ups. It's simple but powerful and I promise it will totally save your ass when you're doing them regularly. Once you've got all that information together. You can start plotting out all the important dates on a calendar. A few highlights here are the cyber five Thanksgiving through cyber Monday giving Tuesday and Free Shipping Day, which is on December fourteenth. We'll talk more about what to do around all of these important dates in the last episode of the series, but just get them on a calendar now. So you can start visualizing it. Don't forget to consider your own holiday plans and when you might not be able to be fully in the business, maybe you are a lucky one in have a vacation planned or there's holiday parties to attend or you just want to set aside time to step away from the business and be fully engaged with your family you may need to invest in some extra help during. These times, you might even have to cut off your holiday shipping a little bit earlier if you're not gonNA be around or maybe you just need to have some contingency plans in place, but it's important to note all of those dates on a calendar. So you can start filling in your plan around them. Typically November first is the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season for most retailers. Now of course, we know that Nordstrom never sets holiday until after Thanksgiving and maybe that's traditionally what you do to an hey, you do you babe. But I bet people will be starting earlier than usual this year to get people in the spirit and capture as much revenue during this time as possible plus being an online business. Your holiday season naturally ends earlier than a brick and mortar store because of shipping cutoffs and you've got shipping delays to contend with as well because of covert. So get these dates on the calendar and start reverse engineering when you need to get started on things and create some milestones along the way. So, for instance, if you're going to have holiday specific merchandise and you want it in stock and available on your website November, I start mapping out the steps for making that happen. Consider how long it takes you to get the items listed on your site get the photos taken. What's the lead time from the manufacturer? How long will it take you to create if you're a handmade business? And don't forget any promotional material. You might WANNA create for email and social media. Are you going to run ads specifically for these products and have to set up new campaigns for them and don't forget to leave an extra buffer for shipping delays and all the other sort of weird shit that can happen because of Murphy's law is a bitch. Side Sino Rinse and repeat the reverse engineering process for everything not only just your holiday campaign but your entire business having a goal in mind is the first step to success in creating deadlines and milestones helps to keep not only yourself but your entire team on track. Okay. So steps one, two of the planning process are your campaign post mortem from last year and plotting out all the important dates. The last step is your inventory and merchandising, and it's one of the most important. If you get this wrong, you could end up missing your sales goals or being stuck with excess inventory you can't move. So, start with figuring out how much inventory you have what you already have on order. Is that in line with your sales projections. So for instance, if your projections say you're going to do thirty thousand dollars in revenue during the season but you're only gonNA have fifteen thousand dollars in inventory at retail will that map just doesn't work. Of course, you want to be cautious here in NOCCO overboard but make sure you consider potential difficulties of replenishing your bestsellers. If you do run out and the lead time, it takes for you to get inventory in hand when it comes to projecting your numbers, there are a lot of variables at play here. So you really have to dig into your specific numbers, but aside from considering just the increase, you saw last year during holiday. Make. Sure you take into consideration. What this year looks like a lot can change in a year of your business. You're much more established. Now maybe started to see a lot of success with ads. You have a better marketing strategy. I hope after listening to the podcast and a lot more tools under your bell in terms of how to actually execute a campaign and have the capacity to do even better than you ever have before. Additionally, rumor has it that Amazon Prime Day is happening. In October this year and many ecommerce retailers see an overall lift around this event even if you aren't selling on Amazon. So. You may want to do your own version of prime day and you'll need to consider what current stock you have right now that you're going to sell through during that time that you're GonNa have to replenish before holiday you'll also want to consider your product and how it fits into today's landscape. It's possible. Your product will be more in demand this year than it was last year. It's very possible. Customers will be focused more on experiences and sensory items than electronics, for instance, and there's likely to be an even bigger push toward buying from small businesses versus big box retailers if you are bringing on seasonal items. Make sure you aim to sell out of them. By the time you're ground shipping cutoff comes around. So if the last day to ship ground and get the order to your customer by say December twenty third is December fourteenth. then. You'LL WANNA focus on selling through those items by that date. Forecasting for new items can be difficult because you don't have any sales history, but pass trends can help you make smart decisions. If you've had seasonal items in the past look at that data I. How long it take for your customers to latch on and start buying these products. was there a spike in the very beginning and then it trailed off? Or did it take a while for people to get interested at all? Assuming all of your promotional efforts are exactly the same. Those past seasonal product performance trends will be a good indicator here. And have a plan to move through your inventory if sales are slower than you anticipate. You don't want to wait until after Christmas to mark down your items but there are a few different techniques you can try to help you move through those items before you have to take a hard markdown. Product Bundles are a great option here, and if you have a particularly slow mover, try bundling it with your best selling items. If, you do have a total dog that just isn't moving at all markdown before you're shipping cut off your customers are generally going to qualify your items quickly. So don't get emotionally attached to anything and your initial markdown will always be the cheapest I. Know it hurts to mark down things, but it's worth more out the door it than it is collecting dust on your shelves. So let's talk about site merchandising. Visual merchandising is just as important online as it is in brick and mortar maybe even more important because you don't have a sales person to pull something off the shelf and put it in front of the customer, right. So make sure you have your holiday items a front and center and move them to the top of your collections. If you're using shopping merchandising, just the standard out of the box solution make sure you go into the collections and manually adjust the product assortment. If, you have it defaulting to bestsellers your new and holiday items may not get enough visibility. You'LL WANNA link to any holidays specific items in your navigation as well. Adding a gift guide is a great way to get the necessary items in front of your customers. We'll talk more about creating gift guides in another episode but I want you to think about what it's like when you go shopping in a brick and mortar store usually you see all the holiday items group together either within their own departments or right at the front of the store how you set this up on your site is going to depend on your business and product assortment, but the goal is always the same. The holiday season is a small window of opportunity to make big bucks in your business. So don't put this off start planning. Now, snag the ECOMMERCE but assery holiday planning guide. It's such a steel at forty seven dollars and it's in-depth enough that you can come back to it and implement new strategies as your business grows. So head to ECOMMERCE BAT ASSERY DOT COM forward slash holiday guide to get yours and lock in lifetime. I'll be updating this baby each year, and the price will likely go up with that newly added content. So get in on the ground floor dialing in tune in next week for the next step in your holiday planning. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode. If you like what you heard, I'd be so grateful if you leave a review on Apple podcasts and don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you're looking to surround yourself with more product entrepreneurs who totally get your life right now, get your booty on over to the commerce about assery facebook group can't wait to see their until next time ecommerce friends stay bad ass.
027 - Unmasking ANTIFA Pt7 - Oppressive Logic and ANTIFA's Civil War
"Has a very serious medical condition since birth he will likely barely ever be able to talk a- and likely never be able to walk however hi my name is Nick I'm the host of the podcast and I have a real quick announcement before the show quick but as important as announcement can be okay so please listen my son Henry Social Media and all that stuff just just hear it in another episode let's let's do the subject tonight i WanNa talk about this Well Yeah like I said do you believe the forty again that's go fund me dot com slash Henry the great this is my only son and I adore him and I would be so for I want to understand what it is that Marxism adds to these and thus how it's distinct from them and we gotta do this because we're grateful if you took a moment and like I said whether it's a dollar or five dollars or whatever it is if you would help me out my son thank you very much and Marks added the ingredients to communist thought that he added as a means to bringing Communism fifteen thousand dollars my son can get this treatment and perhaps may then have some hope of walking and talking etc set up a gofundme page of course of the last show we we took a moment just to make sure we know what we're talking about when we talk about socialism and communism because at the beginning here but this is a really important show and I'm sort of just kind of stuck on that fact and so I'm going to cut the cut the I'm like podcast episode twenty-seven drop the beat Ladies and gentlemen welcome back he's already been approved for the program so again we're just asking for your help his name is Henry and the link is go fund me dot com slash Henry the great of any person or idea that would contest with communism do you see that would argue with it that would resist it what he ad is all of the criteria for being given this treatment which for the past ten years or so has proved more successful than these doctors and these practitioners ever imagined if we can pull together asking for your help even if it's just a dollar I'm asking for your help I mean if fifteen thousand people gave a dollar my son can get this treatment which as we said he sees as a stepping stone to communism will Marxism ads is a a way of understanding the nature this is essentially a device for invalidating any non-communist thought now what is something that's immaterial his face give me an example of anything other than God that's material while watching mm-hmm but also honestly I know supposed to be Mr podcast pants on cents here and I just wanted to get to this topic tonight because I've been saying these past few episodes that were come we need to talk about what Marxism is in is nothing more than the advantage of the stronger in other words you know what all of the social classes to put it in mark's terms but this is really important to understand what Marxism adds to communism and in effect as well you know adds to socialism which is welcome back welcome back to man I love going on here but let's get to it I man the more I listened to this you know there's nothing new under the Sun so as we saw marks opens the communist manifesto by telling the obvious answer to the question socrates has been sitting around and discussing with circle of friends justice says through Simancas of society are in the habit of thinking of as a real objectively existing or universally binding set of concepts of justice and yes the looming question will be answered Yes yes you know what why Antifa why marks right just stick with me here the deeper I get into this show the more I'm just like wow those first three clips that I chose for the opening pages like perfectly encapsulated on so many levels we're doing here if their power to keep in place okay mind you we're we're quoting through syndicates here but this is Marxism two thousand years before Marxism the existent class structure in place and thus designed to keep them in control as it as the upper class out this is really important to understand this is really really important understand probably not gonna say that every time I think something's really important to understand because I'd probably say it too much an ideology rather than being a science it was ideological rather than being scientific but now we gotta see away so we could look closely at the what you might call the logical structure of that statement all societal history class struggle does and we've been building to it and I feel like we've got to got to do it now so I wanna make sure there's time to do it so let's just do it so you you know all the stuff back to the passage that we read from Plato's Republic in the last episode right where th- reciprocate mocks socrates completely failing to understand a definitional truth and not an informative truth about the world people or events or anything else at all in other words we discovered that it was to see this this device for invalidating what would we say device for Advi invalidating non-communist thought to see this we gotta go back this is you see why I say this is really important this is really important all right just stick with me because we're I'm just GONNA slow down the pace here and we gotta talk through this all right what you see clearly in the case of ancient property what you admit in the case of futile property you are of course forbidden to admit in the case of your own boo Joie form of property historical relations that rise and disappear in the progress of production this misconception you share with every ruling class that has preceded you so let's take another passage from Marx's book so we can begin to see how he how does this like and what all of societal history has in common is that is all essentially class struggle that is you know if we ask about any event in history and what caused this is the answer in every case will be class struggle now any event of human societies remember now any event any event we ask what what the ultimate answer to the question well despite the idea itself being passed off as an observation or scientific statement when in fact it's it's a mere verbal ploy failed to realize about those is that they are simply a consequence of the fact that you are in control and if those who over whom you're in control y marques is putting that statement forward at the beginning of the book we need to see to what use he puts this idea look at the first sentence again the selfish misconception that induces you to transform into eternal laws of nature and reason in other words among others justice right through syndicate through Fazakas and socrates he says what you nice that every single event of human social history has one thing at least in common and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done the episode I'm pretty sure we discovered something pretty interesting about it right namely that it's just it's just an automatic apology but here it is he says I the selfish misconception that induces or any abstract moral concept he saying because the thing is really if you really understood what it is you you know socrates as you transform into eternal laws of nature and of reason the social forms springing from your present mode of production and form of property the phase stay immaterial use. He puts this overarching statement overarching overarching sorry statement about human history he says on rather talking in terms of populism as the trump campaign and it's it's advocates in the media began doing both you know before November and since this is just like winter Sinica says justice is merely the advantage of the stronger those with the stuff make the rules now the their worry is that as harmless and in fact essentially American perhaps as it as populism sounds after all right isn't just there's a sense in which that's the important point but listen you've got to realize how far down point that marks the tension that many political conservatives see with this recent shift away from talking in terms of conservative conservativism in probably informal kind of social tradition of thinking here in America that basically holds that you know most of us find it pretty innocuous maybe even virtuous this claimed goes because there's probably a noticeable spot in your mind where you hear Mark Circus in part of you might say well yeah man obvious the rich tend to have more access to political power and thus have an unequal effect on law and policy he's not saying that he saying something much look up we'll we'll sort of explain a little bit more what's going on here the second but just look what Marx has done here he's essentially become through timorous realized that they would throw you off they would revolt they would throw a fist up right he's become through simancas then we might we might get glance it's not just about making look look we gotta realize he's not just saying are deemed law thereby he's talking about law in in the much broader philosophical sense the most basic principles of reasoning about -ality justice social order individual rights freedom liberty all the basic ideas that a system of actual laws he saying that the haves as opposed to the have nots in virtue of their material stake in society property the capital resources etc there's dangerous territory here you might not be convinced of that yet but stick around we're talking about marks I said this goes deeper is built on top of do you see the foundational stuff marks wants to rip it out and to justify ripping it out he has to in dight indicted he has to sully it he has to expose it as corrupt so that you'll join him in this radical mission to overturn it up route it siding with the common man over the money corporate lobbying interests good right there worries that populism has both a historical pedigree and natural general ideas which cannot completely vanish except with the total disappearance of class antagonisms. I I probably need not remind you that we took a three and a half episode excursion starting part two episode called Michael Jordan under then that the social consciousness of past ages despite all the multiplicity variety it displays he says moves with certain common forms. Listen I you know I this is marks again now just listen he says he says but whatever he he concludes the Communist Revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations no wonder that it's develop genucel tendency to evolve in the direction rather of socialism rather than the individual liberty that conservativism centrally you when someone says those with the stuff make the rules there might be a part of you that's like yeah that sucks right fair enough but you have to realize side with the common man over the you know the corporate lobbyists or whatever for instance I mean as side note this precisely this further reaching when he uses the word law here he's not just talking about like statutes that come out of a legislative assembly in our element involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas all right that's the end of the quote and I listen I got it reform they may have taken one fact is common to all past ages the exploitation of one part of society by the other no one and the folks at one of our major American University of medical schools have been pioneering off for the past decade or so a groundbreaking treatment for children with Henry's condition and he meets here look I'm Gonna I'm GonNa read sorry I'm GonNa re reject paragraph passage I apologize as a passage from the communist manifesto in that deserves impose on the rest of a society a system of thinking that's designed by its very nature preserve you know what's their favorite for the status quo right played those with the most resources tend to have more access to political power Indus- legislative power and that's kind of bogus dude right and of course there's a sort of you know he's it's only a production of the controlling class to upper class the Pratt what Marx would call the property class and is designed to keep you know advocate advocates But anyway so I'm getting off to the side Oh here just want to point this out so sorry we got off on the side note by my saying back to the show now and have the crypto-nazis stop calling me twelve on this point he don't miss how far down marks is reaching here all right and taking their cue from Him we will see later followers take this you know if you want to make the argument Marx's not taking it this far here we can then make the argument well about those kind of laws he's talking about the laws of morality and more but for instance the laws end on it Marx's not just talking about the political level the top he's not just saying that the rich the haves create laws rally that underpin our most basic political notions freedom liberty natural rights for instance the right to property he's going even further down he's talking itself and beneath that view of the nature of reality lies an assumption or several about how that's known about epistemology right and even beneath that unjustified Mir Mira lack of justification right then the problem infects higher levels that depend on it precisely because they see in the second series to Charlie guards my son this idea that we we explored of levels or layers of inquiry I think we call them levels we you know we can ask a super these things marks had no patience for philosophy for abstract reasoning he's all of these things are constructed he says by the Haves and imposed on the you're listening to forty outs hemlock podcast thanks for listening we are the season promulgated by one has the good of the community at art for who was responsible for the good of the Community Social Organization on this zing him taking it this far do you see the stronger point here we are going to see many many many many if not you know right I'm talking about followers okay the series right now unmasking Antifa this is episode seven of that series two series prior to this one the first series was from Darwin Donald Trump in the second series was Charlie now what Nick what do you mean by down when you say he's reaching far doubt we'll look just so think back to the first series from Darwin to Donald Trump and actually official political question but beneath that is a particular moral question and beneath that as a general moral question and be the beneath that lies metaphysical questions you know about about the nature of problem at a lower level right there's an issue I don't know but false assumption down there and inconsistency a contradiction right-center something ah enmeshed within our assumptions about absolutely fundamental principles of logic and reasoning and Cetera et Cetera et Cetera. Down down we go and if we have a most of US okay we're GonNa take a break I got the thing but I want to we we're GONNA pick right up with this because this goes deeper all right we'll take a quick break about the very principles and we might we might add logical laws on which reasoning about anything depends he saying all outstanding is again based on ends that serve the dictates of options the economics of the situation would be just a surface there's a classic concept a class tool arising from the material interdependencies of bourgeois at artists. My son you should check them both out everything we do here is interrelated so please do check those out slide that you glad that you're listening and kind of just want to give back to protect what they have laws like legal judicial jurisprudential right like municipal create laws that they have and thereby oppress everyone he's not talking just about inevitably recruits the physical powers of a laboring class laboring class becomes an instrument which production it becomes awesome now in the process things are produced or efficiently Bhai Cooperation as the agricultural yield doc not at the center of jet sort now the Marxist turns this quite around what should we get with and even where it is understood why it felt so completely pointless will now I know why and if you keep listening you porch to the advantage of all time however possession of property is taken this establishing class distinctions between the all criticism that was frankly impossible to understand and it wasn't until much later in my life that I came to understand why this stuff was so hard to understand a sociology class or English class or class or a European philosophy class or some sort of social justice class the topic tonight so that still worked for Thomas Aquinas law recall an ordinance agree the free phrase or phrases like Western logic or colonial logic or capitalist logic rec- phrases like that come up conductive resources but at tribal enclave small community or an entire empire my plan for this logic as such just logic right in that logic did away with in a later show actually I just want to note this here I remember my first college English Course my best friend from high school took it together and just made to read endless pages of so-called you're reading the writings of a Marxist okay I just want to tie this to what we've been talking about what more to say about Marxism and in college for Marx About Justice through circus describes it is true for all supposedly abstract universal principles and ideas even logic property class I belie- working it becomes necessary for the property class to devise some means by which to save self now you might think well nick we just started this clip right we we heard the good professor and he seemed to have in mind specifically like the just what seems to be hopeless hopelessly obscure and and or Opaque Essay or book for seminars any basically anything in in the humanities and even elsewhere these days and you find yourself being forced to read some surest prudential aspect or sense of law like actual book the Legal Framework Actual Laws Statutes Right but about logic as such I know you hear this professor here in the clip talk about just law right but mark is talking about everything in fact just to go back Taurean classes all right all right all right all right here we go all right look I'm we're actually going to say more about that clip in a second but I mean it's mainly meant for summer purposes we'll say more about it in a second but I just want to say here as as an aside was thinking about this if you're a college student and you found yourself in nations of of logic as we've historically understood it so mark's does have a view imposed on me by another person or class in order to impress me well then guess what turns out I don't really and the whole point of haggles logic of history was that it was built which which marks accepted and turned into Marxism is that it was built on a doing it by saying the fact you think these things are actually universal is evidence that you are oppressed advanced as universal principles right so mark's is in fact going at universal principles and laws in the philosophical sense he's just by the class that has projected them as universal to preserve their class their stature their distinction it he said that the mistake or the scam depending on how much you know how much blame you WanNa
Impact Of Coronavirus On Deal Flow
"It's hard to believe but in reality our deal flow has increased due to the krona buyers. Hey there I'm eric in I'm heaven days. Join US our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's up everybody? It's Eric J Olson. Once again we are in the middle of this. Colonel Virus epidemic has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks and I was very very scared when it first happened the first day that it really dawned on me what was going on frankly. I was paralyzed and I was in a funk but by the second day I was starting to come out of it and by day number three we were on the offense and we decided that we were going to do several things. All Lot of those things were offensive in nature and a few of those things were defensive in nature the defensive. I'll go into. I very simply cutting out some of that. We run a lean operation here and there's not a lot of fat but there is still some fat and so we cut out a little bit of the fat. Some of the Perks. That were unnecessary. Frankly didn't amount to but I don't know a thousand two thousand dollars a month expenses not a big deal. But more importantly we went we went on offense and we doubled and tripled down on our marketing. Efforts in particular are social media. We are out in front of this and we are posting posting posting engaging posting. We are all over the place. If you fall US anywhere you will probably agree that were everywhere at all times. I like the concept of being omni-present so being a lot of places and frankly being there what and that has led to attention and that attention has led to deals so even though some of our clients have cutback other small clients have dropped out. We're getting deal flow like I would never expect to get in about a three week period. We signed four new clients and those four new clients announced to about fifteen thousand dollars a month in new monthly recurring revenue. That is actually higher than the goal that we set for the quarter as far as the pace goes. I mean it's a much higher pace than even we expect during normal times so we are exceeding our normal pace right now. Which was to me is crazy like it's amazing. I mean I don't think it's crazy that people are signing up. I'm definitely not saying it's smart. That people are doing this. But it's also aggressive right so even though. I say you should do this. You should get your marketing to and you should do more and more and more like I get it. It's scary but people are doing it. And certain businesses are thriving right now and that's really I think the big takeaway here. A lot of people are worried because their niche has disappeared or a lot of their clients have disappeared. But there's a lot of work out there. There's more work than we can handle. Not just me but other agencies to but if you're unwilling to go after that work you're not going to get it. We are willing to go after that work. So we have refocused slightly on the kinds of clients that are booming right now and there are industries. Trust me that are booming. There's also unfortunately a lot of industries that are bombing so some of our clients not doing so great other clients are crushing it and some of our prospects that are coming to us are absolutely crushing. It so that's where our focus is and we've lost a little. We'VE MAINTAINED A TON. We're in good shape and we've also signed a lot of new deals is frankly very very encouraging so. I hope everybody is doing well out there. Stay safe keep grinding away and the work will come to you sir. Thank you for listening if you're in need of Seo or other digital marketing services visit US online at this is the ray dot com.
#1036 - Teenpreneur Skips College to Build Pet Care Company
"Satisfied is brought to you this week by courts founded in two thousand twelve for a new kind wchs your membership gives you access to all award winning journalism including recently intelligent journalism Definitely check yourself cortes offering all of our listeners fifty click became a member with Promo Code Hustle for fifty percents off your first year of membership decided school my name is Chris Globo in today's story and young entrepreneur goes at least at first building a Kennel in her parents backyard leading to dogs barking night and it's totally avoidable and the person this story has been smart about taking steps to avoid falling into sottile school is brought to you by ZAP here when you're running your own business your connect all kinds of different business software I've been a customer of myself a number of years that is z. a. p. e. r. dot com slash hustle for your free fourteen day just about any eight year quilted. Catherine loved walking dogs her neighbors and once she was old enough she got a job and perhaps somewhat naively letter set up a Kennel in the basement and the backyard of a family backyard was converted into a dog park since he was just fifteen catherine's pet it's business was booming Catherine's parents encouraged her to move the entrepreneurial endeavors to a new location only working for herself moving out in privy she wasn't crazy for not taking advantage of on living and they moved out of her parents House Slash Dog Park by age twenty being pack hikes pet taxi pet sitting each service is charged per receive a photo of their pat from each visit can even access remote check in and check out while they're away for employees Mariah to branch manager about two years ago Mariah keeps up with the brings in fifteen thousand dollars a month in high season revenue in the business can be seasonal so sometimes around ongoing operating expenses or about a thousand dollars a month not inclusive she saw which nearby cities had the highest search volume per happy hounds specific service ads updating the website starting online presence for the new city and networking line and Potentially Franchise Happy Hound Company still in her mid twenties this is bringing on employees or making financial commitments that are dependent on a certain sounds like a per walker per visit for situation instead of a salary and a situation where your income is uncertain which is the case for the majority of new businesses all or anything that you know definitely has to be paid no matter what the less of a risk you'll be taking but inspiration with action is better today's show notes including links to the Happy Hound Biz all that I am really excited to bring to you so I hope you're subscribed my name is Chris Gayle about this is
Let Go My Ego
"I just got this note email yesterday that I would like to reach to you. I'm GonNa read it exactly as it was written Hey Jeffrey. I just wanted to say that even as a veteran actor your podcast is one of the most informative and most importantly helpful guides into into what it truly means to not only be an actor but to work in this profession and how to work in this profession. I have have listened to most of the podcast and always learn something even after being in the game so many years thanks for all you're doing. I sincerely believe even will help. Many actors be more successful in our business and be more thoughtful about how to go about their careers Kevin. Thanks Kevin. Oh you know what I'm getting a little bit more than an ego massage here. I'm kind of Eagle being out on this really really nice ice letter. I think it's time that we do a podcast about our ego. On this episode of Casting Actors Scans scabs this casting actors cast each episode takes you behind the scenes and answering your questions about the business of show. Please don't forget to subscribe and light wherever you get your podcast now here's the host of casting actors cast. Jeffrey dries back well hello and welcome to this episode of casting actors cast having Jeffrey Rise by so great that you here today. I think we have a really cool podcast today. Hope you like that little introduction action. It was my you know interpretive read about today's subject matter which we're calling. Let go my ego. I hope it's going to be a fun podcast but I really do think I think it's something that we should address and kind of take a look at to find out where we are on that spectrum and whether or not we're actually doing more damage than we you think we might be doing so that's coming up just in one brief moment but as you know this is that moment of the podcast where I would like to say sincere. Thanks for those of you who are listening to casting actors cast. There are some past episodes that had love for you to kind of tune in on only because it hasn't gotten there's many listens as it's the podcasts now are getting the podcast. Now you know last Jack were already up to fifteen thousand. I can't believe downloads of casting actors cast but if you go to the website casting actors cast all one word dot com you're going to find a kinds of past episodes so rather other than having me kind of repackage those episodes because they didn't get as many listens when I first started I would just invite you to go to either the website or or go to any podcast provider and look some previous episodes. I'm also along the same lines I would love. Love love to hear from you about what kinds signs of subjects you are. Most interested in. There is a particular podcast that you like. Can you want me to do a little bit more than happy to do that. If on the other hand. I'm not covering covering something that you think is kind of worse taking a look at that. I'm happy to do that as well. I want this to be a community and I really want you to stay informed and and stay with us as we trudge forth into the night with doing more and more podcasts overtime but fifteen thousand dollars a month I can't I just can't believe it. It's really awesome. Also don't forget that if you go to the website you get a free downloadable. PDF book called conversation pieces out of the studio the Voice of a workshop for professional actors. The only thing I ask of you is to go ahead and leave me your information your email address in your name. I don't do anything anything with that information by the way rest assured I just like knowing and getting some feedback from you is is really really important to this whole project. Yeah I think so. Please do that and then finally I just want to say that we are also on Youtube so if you WanNa see me doing this patio. That's a a podcast video. I I don't know you tell me if that name works or not. Will you please. I kinda think it's weird but I couldn't kind do the mash up the way I wanted to go to call it. A patio which is a podcast video on casting actors casts. Okay all that out of the way. I'm done talking about that stuff now but thank you so very very much for listening so let go my ego. You know we all have egos. Egos are part of who we are. Human beings and we need a healthy ego to be in this business. I think don't you mean we need to feel that. There's part of us who has something to offer something to contribute. I can also tell you that we need to sort of reinforce our our sense of self by knowing that we belong in this place that we are in whether it be just as a beginning actor or if you're an actor who's had some time under their belt so reading that letter from the gentleman who who sent that to me. I you know I got this kind of puffy ego boost. I felt really really good and then I thought you know what I can't kind of get to who overly involved in my own self importance because that becomes a little bit dangerous to me and so I kind of thought about the word ego. Oh and I think it's a really great acronym for Ego and I think when we define what ego is I think it's embracing greatness nece obsessively so when we think of ourselves in great lofty terms like we are just so Banda's back then. I think we might find ourselves a little bit of trouble so I took some notes that I hope you don't mind me kind of going off these notes because I really want to make sure I covered are these areas because like I said having a healthy egos an important factor to who we are but sometimes we let our feelings of self importance importance really infect our behavior sometimes and it's it has a definite impact on others. It's what I call. His Majesty the Baby His Majesty the baby is you know a huge ego with low self esteem the the great I am and understand that an ego in our present day environment is something that I think bears taking a look at and what I mean by that is it really is in my view a manifestation of our own insecurity and of our own fear when we're fearful about a situation where confronted with or we're insecure about how you really feel about our place in the world then we allow these other subjective feelings comment to sort of boost up our own sense of importance ordinance our own sense of self now. You've already probably had this experience. My guess would be is that you've met somebody well. Maybe you've even found yourself in this situation where where you present yourself to the world in such a way as to make you feel more valued and that in and of itself itself in my mind isn't a terrible thing but here's the issue when that crosses a line and it really affects how other people see us then. I think having that kind of ego display can be very off pudding can be really detrimental that you are so I'm trying to protect who you are and how you fe- really feel about yourself your own insecurities that you overcompensate by putting yourself off out there in such a way as to turn people off and that's. I think something that would really bear some time to take a look at and valuate. Do you do that. Sometimes that inner voice that we have becomes an outward expression an outer representation is our response to that so for example when you think to yourself. Oh I'm getting nervous. That actually comes across as really a saying. I'm the only one who understands. I'm the only one who gets it so we compensate for those negative feelings those negative thoughts that we have for ourselves. Here's another another one. I had to write these down because I know it might not sink in really great at first but if you bear with me I think it might help. Be Helpful to you so for example when you meet somebody the first time do you have a genuine interest in meeting them in finding out about them in getting some kind kind of connection in your mind when you meet somebody for the first time or is it more important for you to present yourself to that person your meeting eating see on one hand. Genuine interest in some of the outside of yourself is a healthy approach when you meet somebody for the first time the negative give is where you are concerned with how you are coming across. When you meet somebody for the first time you see the difference and over time when you keep on practicing practicing that behavior that negative behavior that behavior that says I am more important than you are then I think we are conditioning ourselves in such away that can be problematic that can be off pudding and that literally can prevent you from the full range of experience since as an actor. Here's another one when you Let's say you're going to a party and you walk into a party atmosphere. Are you looking to see who's at the party or or stay with me. Are you looking to see who's looking at you. As you enter the room. Frankly I can honestly say I've done boss. I WANNA see who's there but I also want to see who's looking my way so that I can catch there is so that I can sort of take their inventory so that I can feel like yeah yeah yeah. Oh you know what I belong here because I am who I am find out. If that's you the ask yourself those questions I know some of these are hard questions but let's analyze a little bit more of why we do this. When the need for self-preservation Hazard vacation from negativity in the outside world you know we seek comfort in our own value ness protecting acting ourselves and the way that we protect ourselves as to say that we are really really valuable and I'm really important. I really belong whether that's true or not. We invalid those kinds of thought. Patterns in our personality and feeling good about yourself is one thing it is not the same thing as embracing that you are better than the other in other words. Feeling good about ourselves doesn't mean or translate or should it translate into. I'm feeling so good about myself and I'm better than you that can have repercussions again in terms of relationships obs- acting in a scene with somebody feeling competitive leading your own insecurities continue to bolster your good feeling about yourself really denies you a lot of creative opportunities to investigate the dynamics of any given relationship for an actor so let's talk about how to find the balance between a healthy ego and our own insecure unsure it ness and one is the best way. I could say this. I guess this is for you to consider taking your own internal temperature from time to time what I mean by that is just checking yourself out. What what are you experiencing at that moment. Are you listening to that inner voice. That's kind of bolstering and trying to pop you up to feel better about a certain situation or perhaps an environment that you're feeling confronted that you're feeling uncomfortable in to acknowledge the self as as a valued contributor and not the final word what I say goes is the ego speaking as opposed opposed to this is what I think. What do you think does that make sense now. I've seen this happen a lot in audition situations when we are in a final callback doc where we're asking to actors to work together for the first time it's a really interesting so and I love psychology about these moments and it's really interesting to see see how the actors carefully tried to maneuver themselves into a position of feeling more comfortable with the other that they've just met and so sometimes it manifests itself in wanting to be or take over the scene by may be directing it a little bit more than you you would otherwise and some get more passive. They allow the other person to sort of explain how they think it should go and and not necessarily that interested in how you think it should go. I've seen it all the time where the actor will go well. I think if were a little more angry here then then there's a better pay off later on so that's kind of a common thing to say about a scene and the other actor could say. Yeah Ah Yeah but what about if you hold back on that and then they let the anger come out. Later is in that just as interesting you see. What's it's happening in. That kind of dynamic is that. There's a kind of vying for position especially. If it's a callback situation where you're being put together with somebody for the first time there's this kind of energy about kind of feeling each other out but yet there's this nervousness going on because the stakes are raised because this is a call back and you're now being partnered with somebody so this may be more feeling like a make or break situation so take a look at that in that experience so taking your own temperature acknowledging that you are there to simply be a valuable contributor and not the final word here's another tip for evaluating yourself into finding the balance between a healthy ego and your own insurance and that is project outside your inner voice voice of greatness instead of making it a cyclical kind of motion that you're constantly feeding off what's going on inside expressing yourself herself outwardly to others expressing yourself with genuine interest and focused attention so that you get out of your own way in your own ego voice talking to you is a really healthy way in a healthy approach. I think especially when you're confronted by those things that you're not that sure about another tip hip about checking your own ego this craze. I kind of got offended by a long time ago. When I was a kid. It was check your ego at the door and I thought well what what does that mean. I was like I didn't know what that met but I- translated that into another phrase that I I think is more helpful for me and maybe it's more helpful for you but practice humility to not think of myself in grand terms by keeping those ego out moments in check by really evaluating where I am in the world where I am in the universe where I am in this room where I am in the studio where I am in any given situation and understand that being a little humbled and you can have gratitude all over the place but understanding that get your chest. ACOG in another is great big machine out there. I think that that serves to find a better balanced and after all isn't that what it really is talking about. We're talking about finding a balance so that you're not projecting your own greatness all over the place but you have a sense of humility. You have a sense of wanting to be connected to another an also. I WanNa say that I think it's important that you sit with whatever hurt feelings you might have have about any given situation you know we're in a place where we want to suddenly try to find that quick fix to find get over it really really really quickly and for an actor. I think it's of value to experience some of those hurt feelings before we go into that weird rationalization personalization about how they don't get it and we're better than sometimes it's okay to just sit with those feelings and if if you apply these methods and you're very specific about doing it it's really. I think helpful to remind yourself of the journey that you are on that that we all have egos that it really is about finding the right balance it really is about the best way to feel our creative salves in any environment that we find ourselves in but my perspective is of course for the actor to really check themselves out and and really approach the work with an honesty a little humility and embracing that quality in others will really. I believe go a long way to making you feel more fully realized more creative and absolutely be able to putting your head down in your pillow at night and said you know what I did the best I could. You know what I didn't let my ego get in the way you know what tomorrow's Tomorrow's another day. I hope that this has been helpful to you. I've really enjoyed presenting my little ego out seminar and listen. If you have any questions Sion's cleese feel free to go to casting actors cast. I'd love to answer any questions that you have. Maybe I've missed something. Let me know what you do to keep your ego in check. We all I'll have them. What do we do with them. That's the question that needs to be answered. Thank you so much. I'm Jeffrey Dries Bach and this is casting actors casting actors cast if possible with your support just by listening. Please like share and subscribe and where ever you get your podcast. I'm Caitlin Clarke.
033 - Unmasking ANTIFA Pt13 - Bloodletting
"Has a very serious medical condition since birth he will likely barely ever be able to talk a- and likely never be able to walk however hi my name is nick i'm the host of the podcast and i have a real quick announcement before the show quick but as important as announcement can be okay so please listen my son henry we've been hearing from these writers steams of chaos and confusion i read you that heidegger quote there's fife right on time i know i said that what we're gonna launch into here was this piece this bit that we keep hearing seems like a theme like motif in the again that's go fund me dot com slash henry the great this is my only son and i adore him and i would be so for we're grateful if you took a moment and like i said whether it's a dollar or five dollars or whatever it is if you would help me out my son thank you very much and i am i'm a guy doing the best he can what he's got but anything less would be uncivilised got that i don't know if i do either but are we get here so fifteen thousand dollars my son can get this treatment and perhaps may then have some hope of walking and talking it's cetera set up a gofundme page asking for your help even if it's just a dollar i'm asking for your help i mean if fifteen thousand people gave a dollar my son can get this treatment is all of the criteria for being given this treatment which for the past ten years or so has proved more successful than these doctors and these practitioners ever imagined if we can pull together he's already been approved for the program so again we're just asking for your help his name is henry and the link is go fund me dot com slash henry the great the rest of my random and erotic podcast dropping schedule which i'm trying to normalize i promise i'm trying to normalize it all right who am i what am i the last episode of the series when we take off the mask but there's a thing it occurred to me that there's something we need to do in this episode we're going to do something a little what is it oh yes drop the beat eighties and gentlemen i'm getting there i promise we're right at bill what ought we to do with these ideas as they come our way welcome back part thirteen of unmasking my name is nick i'm your host it's forty ounce hemlock podcast antidotes academic poison five dog is going to get a much-needed breather here and for the time being well we're gonna keep a bill murray and so much more really but you gotta have a short summary statement so what do we want to mention here already mentioned about for the past few episodes in fact we're going to hear them straight from the mouth of the guy with the mind that thought them so my question bill website that's done you can go to the website you click some subscribing never a hand corner that'd be fantastic then you will always know always be and taking a hear me hear me out a concentrated look i guess maybe rather listen at a lot of these ideas that we've been hearing basically been out ever since the cubs won the series you thought he was blase before right now it's like nirvana he's hard to reach in what is something that's material give me an example of anything other than god that's immaterial bill murray store you always you always have to ask because the discovered in past episodes things we've highlighted themes we've seen arguments we've analyzed statements we've analyzed the the first order of business tonight and we're going to do it because i want you to have opportunities to sort of look back on what we've all right bill a moment of your time we're going to be doing something different little unplanned l. down but if i could reach him right now i'd say bill i'm in total agreement and so until such time as we should find better advice i think the only mentioned the bill murray thing thank you bill i talked a lot about marcus in the last episode i quoted him here and there but i really did most of the talking they like to get bill on board here on a more involved basis you know like an like an increased contribution he's obviously full of wisdom but he's a hard well like i said this is not really the show that we plan for this episode however i talked a lot about sorry this was the second thing that's going to be different from last time or you know as we assembly and assess them bill murray what do you recommend get them in the crosshairs and take them dead not that there's anything wrong with that it's my show however i thought maybe we should hear from mark himself so that's the first or a little bit early perhaps speaking of actually we can tie these points to look i know i said it was gonna talk about this camp cast computing and it's super important in fact it's like the final step back to the show now i listen to the radio crypto nazi by an abandonment of traditionally religious way of looking at the whole of reality okay i'm not talking about certain specific propositions of a specific and how they ought to be and we know that and we saw that on the psychological side of the coin radicalism is often preceded about radicalism and we started pursued both in the series and then very recently over the course of the last two episodes we've seen that in the case of radicalism piece of creed or revelation i'm talking about just a general religious outlook at reality right in other words seeing reality crucial facts about reality that we can't seem to do without for instance the idea that morality is inexplicable without assuming some that is you know what's going on in the mind of a person who takes on a radical attitude and what does the radical attitude consistent you know what the one-dimensional ordering of reality out of which flow certain principles about you know what ought to be done by someone ought not to be done by someone else in to someone something and all that unless there's a preference unless there's an intent or a purpose about which all of our individual preferences intents and purposes can actually philosophy or the theory of radicalism right that like what he has to say about the nature of reality the nature of knowledge the nature of morality right how things what things are only be thinking what are the psychological conditions that give rise to that attitude and sustain it and on the other side of the coin the other kind of analysis we can do we can talk about the so that's what we're gonna do and we at some point might have something to say about how all of this because i know we're dealing a lot in the past right now like i guess this first series from consequences of statements we've suggested the consequence of ideas we highlighted right all this and see how it sort of fits together and i think that's what's going to happen when we listen to marco speak for himself as a creation and entity dependent on a creator the existence of which serves to explain in whatever sense the word explain means on that picture of the world donald trump and charlie guard is my son kind of dealt a lot in current events in a way but here we've been dealing a lot in the past before we get out of here a. b. correct or incorrect that doesn't make any sense to call someone preference intent purpose action attitude whatever to call that action that thing right yeah i think there's going to be something we can say that applies to the current political situation and i don't mean to diminish that i actually think one thing in particular really really profound and i think you will too but it's just to say these two lines of thought those two different kinds of analysis we talked about actually convert you know what what to analysis what we said there's a sort of psychology of radicalism a bit different tonight and i think it's useful we've been relying on actually two things different tonight relying on five dog for so long i need to bring back old friend problem for connecting social life to political life to our moral intuitions and ideas are looked is is is one story it's an anecdote right and therefore the fact that jack's radicalism or or the or the precursors of it whatever you want to say at the charlie guard is my son series which is the serious prior to this one now you might say for instance will nick jack story lawsuits have been trying to do this for as long as there have been moral philosophers but they failed in practice and in principle they have to fail because it can't be done if all we have feeling you episode thirty three forty podcasts it would go as we've seen it's not merely that jack's radicalism followed his religious crisis rather it is the very essence of radicalism that the fact that those things arose after he abandoned his former view of whatever ordered purposeful world governed by a purposeful and fundamentally good being you know the correct etc now it would have to be the case because it wasn't all you'd be really saying is that you know for instance if jack is being philosophically consistent something like radicalism of one form or another would have to follow from that religious chain when you say xs writer xs good just like well some folks prefer it and you'd never be able to argue around the fact that other folks might not prefer it because he did not have any sort of adjudicating based inch because the religious outlook was a necessary philosophical component that was supporting far more jack view then just obviously explicit in religious beliefs like like we sell like a creed and so forth it forms the basis of all morality and moral thought in general the very idea behind formerly known as god that doesn't establish nick you might say that doesn't establish any necessary connection between those two things doesn't mean that a disbelief in god invariably lee the notion that anything ought to be any different than it is at any given time is a very very profound philosophical notion has very very profound metaphysical consequences some of which we orley right wise it right there's gotta be some check there's gotta be some there's got to be some objective thing against which the subject of things can either be more or less accurate correct highlighted right jack drops the thing that makes that possible and that's the thing that makes morality possible like we saw last episode something's gotta give it forms the basis of morality you know get all of us together in a room and we all say i raise our hand or fill out a little piece of paper and drop in a hat and we vote like david hume says we express our preferences are you know on which team won preference better than another okay started beat this thing into the ground but this is a really important and sometimes if you're used to the subject to become sort of i fear it becomes sort of because if we're going to be looking for the things we've seen let's make sure we got a good account of the things we've seen so far so we'll know when we see him or another one we hear them going way back we said there's two ways that that's the application the meat of what we want to get at here is marquette himself so i will just want us to hear him in his own words and then we'll go from there all right but let's review anything to say that because you don't care what's out in the world because it's not a statement about the world it's a statement about your language in your meanings on your definitions it's to radicalism that that would be fallacious right that's the slippery slope a non causa pro causa and so forth however i take your point but listen i'll take mine find out that way or is what he's saying is i define as as being bs so you don't have to go out into the world and investigate bill bill bill i keep bill murray vision real flirt still nervy son william pockets net a statement like this all as are bs what is he doing is he implying that the as have been investigated the bees have been investigated tori university lecture about his his in academia his sexy new thesis that all the best basketball players are from norway right and we saw it well when he when he makes the pretense of being empirical we saw that this is what marx does when he says all hitherto existing human social history is a history of class we vote what we would prefer to happen and then we say well whatever the the some of those votes is in the balance of the ledger sheet however it comes out plus or minus on that vote that thing be so we saw these two different kinds of statements and we saw that it's the essence of ideology to transact in these definitional statements but give them listen let's get back to these kinds of statements we asked if so if if radicalism is this blatantly like the guy in the stage remember it's like you're like dude ogle oppression et cetera consequent alien nation and the inevitable inexorable rise of the proletarian all that isn't right he always does this at the top at the front i mean actually it could reduce a more here we read from the communist manifesto lesson is marxist birthday incidentally i don't know how i don't know to what extent i should be and we looked at these two statements that are identical if you look at them but there's two completely different ways to understand them and we imagine this guy on stage you know in the a lot of people every single day of the year this birthday we went we might mention them along with marxist birthday feeling all right so we about this one is the despite all of this marks continually refers to his method as the truly scientific method and his theory wake of what's dan still has down to build this all right all right where to start theoretically immune to rational criticism again by that i mean you can't bring michael jordan to the guy giving the lecture on stage and say look here's evidence because the statement is not informed by evidence it's a governing assumption okay it's not a truth learned from the world it's not science and then we noted too comes the moral thing that's ridiculous right and because you could just imagine all the things that you could end up saying if enough people voted for them would be moral but don't want to say those things are moral so you wanna say that anyways if you want to hear more about that you should right you see now and remember what we saw when we turned to the theoretical side of the coins there's that that's back in the psychological we turn to the theoretical side we but here suffice it to say if you can convince your audience that your approach is uniquely scientific than you signed old hat but it's it's it's important to rehearse and to sort of see it anew because this is really a problem you probably saw charlie guard is my son series the last series we did this is really as the truly scientific theory when obviously it's nothing of the sort why does he do that you might ask actually i know i just plug the rawling nine stay god immaterial and therefore forms the basis of all moral questions in particular and therefore it's inextricably tied to all questions of political order because political order and social order are essentially moral matter did and as in virtue of property known independently of all the properties that be has that determined the thing to be a be that as of discovered to be bs right does he that's not what you what are you doing dude you're looking around right it got awkward so we gotta ask if radicalism and we did ask if it's behind radicalism and thus behind marxism if you think about it this is the convergence of the two sides of the coin now might go some distance and explaining how important anything more than that there's a lot of birthdays that go by you don't really notice him you know they come and go like one hundred one hundred plus million people killed under communist get yes got the best run the dash that bill murray you chevy chase in a dream make one no matter how hard you try to never like a philosophical ponzi scheme house of cards a an like we said a few episodes going ideology masquerading as a scientific methodology that's right and you don't want to be a fascist so you know so you must join us the anti-fascist never mind what other sorts of categories and and and you know dispositions and qualities are the believer convinced him to believe or you know somehow bring them to the state of believing that what you're proposing is the uniquely scientific you know way forward you've convinced them listen to assert the other right just like that same thing is going on here right so if you can do that compel people clearly are not adopting it on the basis of you know cogent arguments flowing from demonstrable premises then why did they adopt it what about michael jordan and he's like well i've got this theory and it says the all the best basketball players from norway so yeah this confirms it you're like whoa it's not what confirmation means converging of the two sides of the coin that we've been sort of flipping back and forth throughout the series but now look so that's what we've been and we were gonna move onto this chaos and can your discovery or body of knowledge or whatever then we gotta ask right okay but then if it's not rationally motivated if those who adopted tena asleep convinced them that any other approach is not scientific just like if you can convince your audience that they you know that the only thing is a fascist or anti fascist a grownup version of jack we call tenure track jacks and did this calmness to emphasize the in the group the large circle group were calling anti-fascist because it's just a negation it doesn't say anything positive right it's just a negation and so to negate it is i and i think here it seems possible to look back at the psychological side of the coin for an answer or a clue to that question and this is what we did last episode we saw that oh crucial how central the the psychological side of the story is what i mean by that is if we if we go to explore the theory side of radicalism and discover it to be sort of fusion thing that kept coming up sort of another motif that we haven't hammered on in the way that we've hammered on the other stuff that i've here hammered on again and i part of me wants to apologize for hammering on it and part of me wants to say look we all these guys smuggling in marxism into american culture via higher education and the intellectual sphere really when we examined them turned out to all just look like across the board right mark said that what we adhere to four thought were objective principles of justice and morality and so forth even down to the principles of our thinking itself logically there there isn't any other approach is not scientific but rather what superstition and that's exactly what marx does in fact more on that i want you to have an ear out for as we listened to you know the man himself remember as we little bit listen the second thing we noted is that that inane -ly ideological nature of the theory got a hammer on it so this brings us now to today and marcus i just wanted to run through their again the sorts of things claim that if there is any rule anywhere ever it's made up you see the difference it's one thing to say that money or capital or whatever allows doesn't even quite capture right it's not just that they own the stuff so they make the rules it's the much broader more liberal much more much more radical zhiwei there's a lot of you know because there's only three hundred sixty five days in the year so if you try to pack that one hundred million plus into three hundred sixty five calculator you're gonna come up with like a lot because he's just going to say now i have a theory that all the best we'll see so if this guy's good he must be norwegian you can't do it you can't get to him the evidence is irrelevant found out critical theory this school of thought that marx represents is precisely the foundational premise of marxist political theory applied everywhere has marxist claim and that is the starting point of critical theory and why i'm saying that critical theories is the extension of marx's central idea it's just the so if abiding by it seems to benefit another more than it benefits me well i think i'd like to wait for it tear it down despite obviously this unabashedly anti scientific anti empirical if it's as they say you know by its very outlook and i don't like right so critical theory looks around at every academic discipline every political institution every social practice everything those who possess it to influence even create fiat whatever laws that favor them it's another thing entirely to say that every law is such an arbitrary construction and that confusing thing coming up but just you see the point see how marks brings us about if it's all made up why then it's all made up you know application of marxist central idea application to what to every other idea there is do you remember me running on that list that litany of all the different forms of critical theory that and says your relationship with your aunt they'll find oppression in okay there's looks around at all this and says well it's it's a result of one of those who own the means of production the capital upon the rest of society they hold the stuff so they make the rules but look that's marks but i- saying it that way always ways to trace the standard back to some form of oppression that's the game okay we'll see some later but in fact that that's going to tie into the self says marks all that stuff that we thought was really important objective universal eternal he says you know unchanging unwavering and variant principles he says is really just the emphasis so deep goes this oppression that even logic itself cannot be trusted the lack of need to argue with anything about anything prove anything right because if the things being argued about that's why we saw again that proliferation of sub disciplines that we talked about last last time none of which are disciplines at all in any sense right as kimball pointed out because he gives you his world in light of the truth the assumed truth of that statement he begins that assumption and others and then he proceeds to spell out how things should be arranged oh said it was power but it doesn't matter it's all the same the difference is as they say academic average target at which critical theory trains it's guns becomes a new quote and quote discipline so this is all right just distribution of power so tear it down that that was a little bit chipper you know they're actually of much more morbid and actually quite dull but that's really guard series i don't mean to be sending you back with you but to that this question why does he do that there's actually quite a bit on that question in our first series from darwin to donald trump you might want to go back and listen bring up after these guys come on the scene because it just becomes a game then we'll just pick a thing that has any standard associated with it and then find you know horrifically verbal you know are in positions of some those in control upon others those with no power power power power member fu-cho last episode where mark said the cause was capital is true mark's got it right all of its conventional arbitrary made up and it's all foisted onto reality and we're all impressed by it via one another critical theory begins where marx begins it begins with the assumption that everything mark said about the arbitrary conventional oppressive nature of these vol these laws and principles and thus that right that liberation necessarily involves liberation from morality right it doesn't argue to these things it doesn't argue to the conclusion that that every law i'm really hammering on this because we're going to hear from one of these guys in a moment you're gonna want to hear what he's saying to this it doesn't argue to the conclusion and the folks at one of our major american university of medical schools have been pioneering off for the past decade or so a groundbreaking treatment for children with henry's condition and he meets the more review there this is what i want you to see critical theory begins just as marx begins because critical theory begins with marks thoroughgoing history of oppression in all human interactions why does he do this why did he do this as a really reasonable question is being argued about by principles and we now know thanks tomorrow these principles are oppressive because they're really one group imposing its ideas on another and that all such impositions in light of that fact what fact that assumed that unproven that just asserted that proclaimed that presupposed fact of this other that every law is a mere convention imposed by some and others that every principle of morality is is is just such a convention and how we get near thirty minutes here because if we are i'm going to answer it after we come back and so you know what i think we're going to do i'm obviously getting a little bit horse here you see what that means it means critically doesn't argue to this is so important it might sound like this is what we just got to say no it's it it is and it is it doesn't argue to the conclusion we'll take a break now we'll come back a little bit we'll do a little ID thing i'm gonna get a coffee you get whatever coffee or otherwise it's a drink break it's forty like podcast has that's appropriate right the forty podcast it's a drink break crappy drink drink will come back oppression all human social interactions involve oppression and i've i've i've i've colored him i've i've pictured him for you as asserting that from the top from the light attributed marks ever since i essentially cast marks as saying all of human history is a history of this in other words all referring to then sort of like the broad topical the broad outline of that i'm giving might assume okay and what signed already existing and those produced by their activity these premises can be thus verified in a purely empirical way all right but the cans well here's marks the premises from which we begin are not arbitrary ones not dogmas but real premises from which abstraction can only be made in the imagination because i feel like as we go on and we get deeper and deeper in this i'm going to pick up folks listeners who are more familiar with the work than super we get to that point before we get to that moment so let's get back to the show so i said we're gonna we're gonna summer so then you gotta say but why right because it's obviously incorrect and it's obviously not what it's making pretense of being one going on okay they are the real individuals their activity and the material conditions under which they live both those which they it's happening we are in the final episode of our series unmasking antifa and suspense is building because we're about to take the mask off but there's a couple of things we gotta do free this way or have you found that that's what they are right and it's pretty clear by the end of your interaction with them that he's doing the find us on the web forty ounce hemlock dot com which is where all the podcasts dropped when they dropped in the upper right hand corner of your browser click subscribe and always know what's happening right but you're gonna find it it's it's there because he's declared that sir my point here is this someone might say no no no if you read the manifesto they are the real individuals as a side note when mark says they he's referring to well at a broad level organisms that begin to you know people that act within their environment that that garner and harvest and their environment in order to maintain their subsistence to get what they need to go it's not what he does he declares that sure but if you go on reading he then takes you through this history of previous what's word ep player to the guy on stage you can take you to any instance he's gonna find oppression in it because he has to i gotta stop here why i should stop because we're still moving forward but i have to address something i mean by that is i i'm i'm aware that there's an objection lurking ever since really ever since i started on this all the best basketball players are from norway right set his fundamental grounding assumption and simply than describing each and everything he then finds as being an instance in some way you know finding the oppression in the thing okay he's going to take you to the instance of what he says is oppression and he's alternately is gonna take it any instance just like we take any basketball at the imaginary lecture that we imagined or hesitant to ask but we feel like we gotta ask you know it's like are you just defining all social interactions in all of human his there you are listening to him locked podcast the antidote to academic poison neglecting it but putting it off perhaps to some folks frustration but i want to address it here real quick before we go on because this is not going to do it's not it's not going to be sufficient and he's he's sort of shows you how this thing evolves right towards the end that he's describing it's going to be right so he he evidences his grounding dislodge what i've said about marx said about how he's preceding what i've said about how he's essentially hoodwinking you because even if you grant take up this question for a second about why that's a reasonable question to ask of mark's why does why does he proceed like this i mean it's the same thing we're asking when we ask the stage you know we're in the audience we hesitate to ask that why because underneath that statement is a more baseline fundamental metaphysical statement about the nature of re that there is some justification evidence rationalization supplied for the all as irby's all past instances of human social history are instances of should this founding ground grounding as founding grounding so.. foundational foundational claim even if you grant that he doesn't follow them that marx's proceeding in a scientific way thompson you might say you might object nick he evidences after he evidences after he supplies evidence after he does that he takes through this history now i'm aware of this objection i've been foundational unquestionable assumption of well metaphysical materialism and then out of that assumption he gets this you know more the nature of human history and what you'll find when you when you unearth when you remember going back to our our first series of darwin donald trump when you dig up that assumption narrow more specific assumption about the nature of all human social history now how does he get there while ultimately my point here is that he gets there by doing just the sort of thing we been describing but i haven't touched on this level at which he's doing it yet because the relevant part of the discussion has been the oppression human social history he found that claim you'll find that it is just the same sort of thing we've been describing in the thought experiment with a you know all the best basketball players are from norway it's this assumpta presupposition mm-hmm about all instances of human social history history are instances of oppression he found that claim in what he calls a materialist conception of history fox epochs i never know never know what to say epochs are epochs through previous periods of of varying kinds of socio political economic organization not for a moment forgive me from a book called the german ideology might say essay called the german ideology and i want you to hear this because i want you to understand how i'm answering this objection it is the physical organization of these individuals and their consequent relation to the rest of nature mark says at the beginning of the german ideology the first premise of all human history is like we just said of course the existence of list asleep and examining what said and how it said you know for its assumptions it's concepts it's it's rational underpinnings it's okay just listen i'm answering the objection here i hope you see how now what's wrong with this what's wrong is that the thus which introduces the conclusion and only introduces a conclusion that follows if you assume that the whole of human history can be told understood explained expurgated elucidated whatever strictly materialistically in other words when he says the first factor none of that is fundamental marks is asserting he's not arguing he's asserting the first fact to be established in human individuals he goes on he says thus now look the word thus what does the word thus mean it means were concluding what are we concluding from the statement that came before the other metaphysical outlined some other metaphysical framework some other ready view of reality itself as a whole see if what he's concluding from it if this really follows what he's just said he says thus the first fact to be established once you begin with the naturalistic assumption you'll never be able to argue to those things go back and listen to our series charlie formerly known as god all right so the answer to the objection yes marks proceeds exactly as we've described him proceeding it's just that you need to dig a little bit for we are inferring something from what we just said what are we just say for send us the paragraph i'll read it again the first premise of all human history is of course the existence of living human human individuals by saying the only thing we know are the physical facts you will never get to objective universal ethical principles you would have to start with some be established as the physical organization of these individuals and their consequent relation to the rest of nature notice what he doesn't say it's not the spiritual organization of the individual scientific makes the question eminently reasonable in fact it makes it imperative you don't think values justice etc right if there are those they'll have to be established later on right and they'll have to be argued for but see that's the trick this is the trick of these folks texting here you know but if you do if you're worried that it is i encourage you to read it works however you'll find i is the physical organization of okay so if there are i hate to use this word supernatural but if there are other considerations for instance eternal again by as we saw by way of michael jordan analogy but the fact that marks proceeds in his thinking in this way and then turns around and has the gumption to call his thinking or the individuals among the amongst themselves society it's not the spiritual organization or relation of the individual or the society in relation to anything outside of nature i mean it would be reasonable follows now it would be reasonable alone if mark did not call his thinking scientific which it's obviously not all member moment ago marks wants to get rid of anything which smacks of which reeks of mention of or allusion to or reliance on to artists the material there's nothing else to be referenced or appeal to outside of it nothing else that's important because i say so says marks so we want to ask the world as an intentional creation with purpose and therefore with parameters a definite nature constraints order DC and i heard why is that well i think by the end of the series will have an idea of why but more more on that later wing wing deeper to find that the claim that we've been dwelling on his actually founded on a more fundamental metaphysical assumption that is just how we've been describing this declaration out shortly most of what marx wrote is not available to you or anyone or so so the last why and we can't spend too long on this but i think it's worth that sang a little bit here because i think it's gonna come back at the end of the so why why proceeding this way well in a sense we've kind of seen one answer to that question right we've seen that there's psychological side of the story we've seen guard is my son this is what david hume was brilliantly recognized and dismantled all prior more philosophy by by loosening once you begin episode it's important question it's a reasonable question am i have a complex answer my simple answer but whatever the the answer it's a reasonable question to ask v thus what's he gonna conclude from this he says now let me just also say you gotta keep in mind what he said before because he's concluding something from that so we want you know for lack of a better word that there's this definite motivation to uproot to deconstruct to tear down any tradition any convention any rule any law any the toossion any work of art any intellectual production anything that smells of being in any way related to view of the world that acoust- came to the united states in nineteen thirty four and became an american citizen in nineteen forty the most widely read of his several books are seating while the ends justifies the means the other answer the question listen this is important i'm going to ask you to treat this like it's more important than you can sort of actually so forth in other words i mean stop me for this one anything that smelled of being an any way associated with the thought of god that's one what is that question mean that question is asking what is the or or a piece of or what is the essential property and civilization a philosophical inquiry into freud and one dimensional man which made him the intellectual idol of new left militants in this this ideological idea this ideological assertion history just is naturalistic history just is straight from the horse's mouth or the horses asses mouth with the horses asses as the horse's ass whatever i want you hear what he has to say i spent so much time describing what mark said you in the last episode but i want you to hear from him all right so let's do that now he he goes on and he concludes from that thus now we want to be very careful we want to be very mindful we want to have a radar on upright this is philosophy herbert marcos is one of the best known and one of the most controversial of contemporary philosophers born and educated in germany of purpose in philosophy so what's the nature of philosophy seat to ask the question is to assume that the thing has like we've been saying a thing that if marcus agreed to it he'd be contradicting his view about the conventional nature of all natures come back to this so we're gonna we're gonna get there but i gotta let you hear marcus i i know i said the beginning that's what we're actually doing this episode because i want you to hear you know both in the the the jack anecdote poem story illustration would and the in the selected excerpts that we've read from these thinkers probably explained right now so wordy way of saying trust me why why do they proceed like this i hate to do this to you we're going to custodes definite bounce parameters constraints principles so to ask the question assumes if you notice okay now listen very closely put on your on your philosophical hat just listen to it you don't have to understand all off philosophy is is listening very close you think he wanted to make a a prefatory remark what was the question that he wanted to make a prefatory remark to the question was what's the primary function of philosophy this is first sentence yes but listen to what he just said i told you when we hear him we're going to see a lot of this stuff crystallize okay listen to what he just said before he said active laws principles natures and that's exactly what we said mark said has to be done away with the mode of consciousness that acknowledges the objective exists see the moment he says the moment he says it normally like that way he's making a statement about how the world ought to be rather than how it is the thing eats itself right so you understand why he starts this way this illustrates so much of what we set already about marcus in particular the govern what it is and distinguish it from other things in other words it's too it would be to drop his view in the very first sentence very i answer the interview it would be it would be acknowledging object right and that's a normative statement and he it'd be a statement about that would presume a nature to philosophy all right but all of the criticisms that marcus actions but he's aware of he's aware of press he's got a sense of perception he's got a sense for perception i should say so he's careful not to say what philosophy ought to beer do 'lustration why is it a personal statement because you have to say that because the same philosophy ought to be which is what she asked in the question as opposed to just what he wants the late sixties dr mark what do you consider the primary function of philosophy will this is solely to criticize now you might ask criticize what but we already know the answer to that question right the answer is everything everything must be torn down okay listen for me philosophy is critical philosophy and the you'll philosophy ought to proceed but the moment he steps out of that and he says and therefore for others philosophy ought to proceed this way and try to accomplish x y and z and be about a b did you hear it for me and notice the qualifier it's critical philosophy now hold on wait but rather only say what he prefers philosophy and do and what does he want philosophy to be and do well he wants it to exist always got through the qualifying round there must be solely concerned with the human condition that sounds pretty unobjectionable right sound sympathetic right sound sincere any level at all other sort of sets of ideas foundational premises of other of other ideas are belief systems could be levelled at this but this is just me that sounds pretty reasonable at least on its face right marcu says that philosophy must be you know or for him must be so is it to be personally is to claim that philosophy has sort of like an objective nature and therefore has objective norms associated with it okay constraints like we said he it's like that one opening passage of the communist manifesto that i read to you and it's like a one off i mean you don't think i'm selectively like improved when he runs with why do they begin that way one answers that they have a definite idea that they're aiming at they want to get to a and the way that they spell out and defend their view if post to be a statement i guess i guess i just cut him off well that was quick no listen you might think okay he hasn't even finished uncertain of political philosophy is the human condition he wants it to exist solely to criticize see of all essences of all principles of all dc so that so he quickly catches that and he goes well this is a personal statement meaning this is just how i the answer to the question question why marx begins where he begins now i'm not gonna make good that ends up i think there's evidence for that answer you might be like you're laying a lot you're laying a lot of charts does it marks about a psychology i know i am we'll get to it don't worry says one answered the question why does marks do it why does marquess into critical theorist since of any such as mark you know as he said eternal law or principle you might just as well throw in nature or essence in there as well if he must be solely concerned with the human condition as he says and if the human condition follow me now is fundamentally a condition of oppression that you know the postmodern critical theory the helped found which he represents about marxism in academic culture in general he even said he hasn't even said one full sentence he's already given anti antifa are you you see but you can't subtract that you can't subtract all that okay sorry just a little commentary there but as it stands as it sounds even that sounds pretty i don't know what's the word to grant the reasonableness or the sincerity of the of the endeavor why because here the thing that you'd be subtracting the that but what does marcus take to human condition to be that's the question right we can't establish that that line of answers off destructive nature we still going the self destructive nature of the circle of thought so the fact depression is in everything everywhere right down to the fundamental logical principles on which you would think means that the normal means of addressing the oppression by compelling moral rational argument admirable no i mean if you subtract the part about all of social history being a history of oppression if you subtract the claim that oppression exists in every single social interaction nicely because it exists in the consciousness of the social interact tours if you ignore that then it seems pretty admirable and right to say the is a history of oppression everywhere that jack looks he sees deception everywhere there's excellence jax oppression marcus tenure track jack now if philosophy actionable sympathetic sincere etc until we know what the human condition assumed is all right but we already know the answer because mark this is the sorry i'm going to sound like a broken record for those of you who don't want to record is if we had the time obviously the right thing to do here and really wjr repressive life throughout history there was just catch it at the end throughout history all human philosophy should be concerned with breaking oppression who's not for breaking a pressure you're not you're not anti anti oppression are you you're not you're not could be called defense at camp but is what is the most effective way to do that now the other answer to the question you know the ends justifies the means if the means is an irrational way of pre marcus takes the fundamental fact of the human condition to be oppression all of human history said marks as you recall and repeated a million times channel principles that we traditionally want to leverage in order to make an argument against oppression how many times can we look at this from different angles till we see the sun is that oppression infects everything right down to the rational moral right down to the moral and then right what follows from this that philosophy must be solely concerned with breaking that oppression if we throw in a couple of extra values but you know for we've we've moved on right things are different now that was a different time different exigencies different circumstances right does the twentieth century you know well you know i guess that was twenty seven but the right thing to do here would point out right what a broad just hopelessly general blanket statement so broad as to be meaningless the statement is riggings men and women have had rather force tweeting heart and harsh and oh any of this and how does he know what follows from it without any argument right but buried in this garbage is a stuff like that is out of the question so what's on the table melik mark said violence that was a long time ago right who takes the human condition to be exactly what stopped me if you've heard this one marks said the human condition was marked marcus begins with marks and marks begins with the prussian so marcus knows his own position well enough to know that he risked contradicting his own position in the very first sent it's not that he's going to be to mindful as as a post modernist as a critical theories of contra these folks you and i are repressed by but the truth is it's just mark zeltser and what do i mean by that yes i think it's interesting i'm going to be doing this but are you this is important just just hear him out and stick with this notice how savvy he ties to find out what other reasons for this condition all right hey are you with me are you with me here this is interesting right you'll point that motivates animates marcus because it's the marxist point he says that throughout history men and women have had a repressive existence and what acoust- imposing like this this is this belief that this is that philosophy should be this way it's just a product of his social conditions and his his group you could just make you could do the same thing merely innocently right we're honestly trying to discover the cause of the repression and the oppression got to know that if you want to be freed from melissa in the current human condition are you here not for oppression are you well we we'd hope not but we critical theorists are we are he's in making his thought sound appealing i'm even virtuous you're not against liberating people from oppression you know the oppression mark say i mean do we need to repeat it at this point right all of hitherto existing human social history now you might want to ask what marcus thing right to get that conclusion to come across because we need an objective value to justify the inference but never mind that for a moment 'cause marshalls want to talk about rent never mind never mind just listen zeus it seems has not improved at all in with technical progress now good philosophy you know so militant subversive militant the professors well let's see what let's just say well marcus says okay it seems that human right right what's so bad but look closely maybe this is obvious i feel like we have to say this critical philosophy specifically has had it hard and how hard they had it and how hard ought they have had it and what's the objective metric of this hardness of life that they've had and how does mark the two right but anyway this is the mid late twentieth century marquises speaking right these are respected academics they're not rabble-rousers apparatchiks he's making we don't we don't have time to lay that out but it's okay 'cause there's a more important point here as tempting as it is to ask you know things like well who's stance michael theory does not seek to find out the causes for the oppression it declares the do we need to go back to our analogy we need to go back to michael jordan norway it declares the existence of the oppression parenthetically by definition going back to the analogy it declares the existence of or the cause of the oppression is supposedly objective moral norms says marcus right it already knows the causes or thinks it does why because of necessity anywhere principles invoked an assumption assumed and therefore governs his thinking and it does so by reinterpreting all data to reinforce conform to itself society and culture because it's in the mind in which culture and society and political institutions social institutions are conceived of and stained so they're all infected with this oppression and therefore they must all be torn down for that reason and likewise figured reshaped so that it will seem to support the hypothesis no matter what anyb- any any baller you bring me that's why everywhere jacket he's two thousand years earlier because the oppression runs that deep that deep in the mind right then it necessarily has to run to the very root of c sincere and in scientific investigation doesn't i mean what's wrong with that well okay listen what's wrong with that is that just like critical this oppression is because it runs so deep according to their way of thinking that we can see here that it makes no sense for marco to say that critical philosophy looks for its causes what power says fuko remember when we went down the list or the cause of the oppression is discourse says edward saieed remember looks he sees deception in everywhere there's excellent jackie's oppression not because it's actually out there to be found everywhere he looks it's because it exists as an unalterable principle in his mind thinking is fundamentally characterized by what by belief in real right you see and just like for simic has pointed out to soccer you wanna put it but you might say but what marku said nick was that critical theory seeks to find the causes of the oppression and that sounds like a potentially law enforced whether you know political or moral logical or mathematical yet mathematical why not actually more on that in a moment anywhere that's happening there must be of the oppression you might be right that it declares the existence of the oppression prior to the investigation as you say prior to par to experiment prior to test party argument sorry mode sorry broken record the very mode of consciousness of the putatively repressed and the putative oppressor why because that mode of consciousness that we the cause of the oppression is daas copy tau says karl marx but not just the capital said marks right rather the sorry it is what it is i mean you might say okay nick you might be right that critical theory you know rather than investigating the existence pressure going on and it's happening everywhere and so we don't need to look for the causes of the oppression you might be wanting to stop me nick math says that all the best basketball players are from norway evidence is not assessed as a means to reach a verdict on the hypothesis you wanna put it that way rather the evidence is rediscovered recategorized rican math what are you talking about i i'll i'll play the game here listen let's break away for a second let me read you something a math education professor at the university of illinois argues that the teaching math subjects perpetuates white privilege because they were developed by the greeks and other europeans math listen quote mathematics itself operates as whiteness and quote professor rochelle gutierrez of the university of illinois rights talk about that in our society an acceptable way in a politically correct way as we'll see in a moment with marco and we saw last episode to talk about it without really getting into what it actually is it's just the way of asserting the oppression if you accept this white privilege line you're accepting the but no no no this is all evidence of oppression and therefore math itself not just not not just the way it's taught matt apply some evidence because i think you might have been flinching their way to say we're going too far here no we're not going to far i'm not the one going too far right all of its infected anywhere what matters right she goes on school mathematics curriculum emphasizing terms like pythagorean theorem and pie perpetuate a perception that matthew that's just a normal feature of human thought and so we don't need to look for the causes of oppression this is why what marcus saying is misleading he's not looking for the causes fury declares the existence of the oppression it also declares in a more implicitly something way were the causes of the oppression the causes of the oppression is seems like numbers and quantities and relations between them and operations done on them that's to me seems he's looking to construe whatever he finds as being caused by oppression so what does he mean he means that it's critical philosophy's job this is this is the new form of marxist revolution this is why these guys that we've been describing mark houston and his lot had it for doing and developing mathematics who is capable in mathematics and who is seen as a part of the mathematics mathematical community is generally viewed as white says professor picture of the world that marks is declaring on the first sentence of every piece everything he writes right you understand okay that's just listen to this listen to this because you might get a factually that's not quite correct you know but ignoring the factual point and looking at the conceptual in the in the logical point the influential loss see the laws that govern the relations that's all oppressive rights established by white guys or greek or something you know whatever they were greek way back principal would they could they look for the causes of the oppression because to look for something is to qataris i'm sorry and you just have to stop go i've never really thought about i've never really seen mathematics as white it to me alex was largely developed by greeks and other europeans she adds again no i i mean they articulated it there's anticipations of it and precursor curse basketball player the phrase the title best bet the descriptive best basketball player will be understood as meaning being from norway look for the causes of this oppression he does not they do not neither in practice nor in investigate right to be scientific it is to check its to observe it's to see if the thing is there the effect is there to what needs to be torn down to orchestrate and direct the destruction this is essentially the new marxist revolution infect it to infiltrate it to pervade it with this outlook that we've described as being essentially marx's outlook and this is why elsewhere but like that's not important i don't remember learning a lot in math about the history just like the this was the guy right here this was the the school of thought out of which this idea sort of crystallized and the italian guy's in the franchise this is this is this is what this is what they've settled into the intellectual academic world to do he doesn't investigate he doesn't in he doesn't go out into the world and find the best basketball players and see if there from norway he declares that best marks doesn't need to look for the causes of the oppression marcus says the same so he's lying he's mislead episode we're gonna get to why they talk the way they talk and to do that you'll see some of them talking more than just this we'll get to it but just listen to this listen this professor who gets and this is what's been happening in the university ever since these guys came in to the point where now you know when you when you hear these just nonsensical what were they back then back there by the sea lot of sun lot of salmon i dunno white i guess man or that's happening anywhere such a principle laws being invoked or concluded or assumed there must be oppression going on and it's happening everywhere because you have to uh-huh maybe i should read some of these course titles i will do another time all right let it's critical philosophy's job to locate to find investigators going on you think academia intellectual inquiry right the spirit of and there's no inquiry going on there has declaration proclamation fiat just like marks goes everywhere and identify is whatever it finds as being fundamentally oppressive oh okay i know we've only done a sentence and those just a sentence right but we gotta stop so not only is it the case that he anyway i'm not gonna keep man i really don't wanna go on i'm not gonna keep keep keep quoting her i just throw that out as evidence of of you know the causes the reasons of the oppression and we've just seen why that's that's patently inverted an absurd therefore right so then what is he saying this is how the world is and if you don't agree you're not part of the discussion you don't have a right to be part of the discussion sorry it's it's for me he says it's critical philosophy's job it's this new breed of academic job is new breed of intellectual job to do to do what then two point society also then what does it seek to do what does it hope for what's the reason for that because it wants to build a society where those things are absent dan marcucci in get it politically correct way of asserting the class oppression that is implicit in marxism white privilege is the tear down tear down tear down now one intuitive obvious initial answer that sort of question that seeming contradiction you might say well yeah tear it down and then which means they proceed exactly as marx does exactly as marcus does they do not investigate or inquire there's no inquiry don't think about what's implied here think about the assumptions to build anything to use this analogy building and we gotta stop there and think about this y well i mean really just say i mean obviously this word it simply won't do because it won't comport to critical theories program because that's a fundamentally destroyed point i wanted to point out to you here we said a couple episodes back you understand right that this term white privilege white privilege just now is a modern essentially marxist mental move is made nothing can grow in the place where what was uprooted was uprooted that's why the down is too so something else can grow in their place but we saw several episodes we heard balfour very clearly explained to us why after this right nothing can grow in its place nothing can be built in its place so marcus is misleading you again think limit let's let's more fully lay out why built desert there's nothing incoherent about that nick let's not let's not you know overdo the analysis here right but listen think about what you mean if you are good basketball player you are by definition from norway is exactly what marx does all human social interactions are by definition oppressive ladies of culture of institutions conducting this really you know intellectual investigation into that discover the sources of oppression which we saw is false but postmodern critical theory course titles and course descriptions and so on and so forth that's all that's all of this has all of these folks are fundamentally marxist in their outlook they're compromised so they can't do what they're supposed to do and if they can't do that that you can't build with them build on top of them now think about this what wants you to think that critical theories is conducting this sincere open minded investigation into rea- reality into the world into the state of things of people of society okay times up there couldn't be one because it's precisely thing about this it's the essence of critical theories position that all such foundations lack what the one quality that they would need to be what load bearing in the logical that's why the episode was called secret handshakes and sterile soil or sterile soil in secret handshakes right so this notion of building or growing it's the same analogy channel sense they're not just like mark said eternal unchanging objective principles would be the foundation or foundations but generally foundation as a unified principle you want your when you identify you know has to be unified because if you don't agree you're in oppressor see and oppress in oppressor has no right to discuss the ending of his oppression he's just to be thrown off and even more important what other possibilities off building is eighty in which this would no longer be the case this is why a revolution is what's called for this is why marks advocates for violence and justifies violence in light of his goal and i wonder what marku say about that an inquiry into its causes right but there's no investigation happen just like we saw with the guy michael jordan norway all the best basketball players are from norway quote you might accept what's what's operates whiteness me nick that's a good question we're going to get to this year we're going to get to this is going to come and chaos and confusion next okay because this is all connected as you know as far back as the sixties the democratic party you know begin thing because it's tying other things together what would be the foundation of such a society as marcus disingenuously asserts that it's critical uses recommendation his sort of strategy was strategy at the level of politics and society these ideas he intended these ideas to work their way align itself with well these these lose these academics we've been discussing right you think about what i'm saying here society multiculturalism right tolerance okay political correctness and so on so forth those those weren't like acade- so are you starting to see why for instance actually this is a let's make a little let's make a little modern political political application here as much as i hate to do that because i like to see else should be jumping out at you it should be jumping off the bays should be jumping out of the audio you you should have the moment he said you should've thought build but what about the pylons of a building or the foundation of a building or the beams of a building or load-bearing right if they're cracked that they can't bear weight eating he's deceiving he's dissembling when he says critical philosophy inquires into the causes of the reasons for the suppression it does not what it does like we just said is it highlands we'll we'll see but let's hear him out for let's let's hear the end of this thought you know as he said it's critical philosophy's job to return for what a vote the democrats have been doing this for years and marcus and the critical theorist invented it and you don't build a building on a river why because a river is changing it would not provide the necessary support for the structure right it's influx you know stick to the idea stick deal stuff to stick the philosophy but there's there's a world going on around us right let's make application i want you to see you build a building on a solid unchanging in variant you might analogically metaphorically eternal foundation right you want that the or as you build a foundation the premises in argument just think about the premises of an argument well in in an analogical metaphorical sorta way they are load bearing in the same now so here's the application these these days the democrat party the democratic party is essentially indistinguishable from i think i said last episode of the one before he is essentially the first president of critical theory he's the first postmodern president obama perfected our previous president whatever his name was right the guy that's not from kenya he perfected the absence of water they now suffocate politically in the absence of strife and oppression or claims of strife and oppression that is because the ideas of marcos and his pals really started really start become popular among university academics so the democrat as a result of the he's important responsibility discover and to realize to build whatever what what would be the foundation of that society i'll i'll let you think about for a second why in our current political landscape in america why the democratic party is having a serious identity crisis with the goal of a being sound for as long as possible why because once it starts changing the things starts changing you'll lose the thing right diff program and again you might say well yeah it's fundamentally destructive initially but the whole purpose of the tearing down you know to find you know define these instances of repression of oppression etc and tear those things it's influx everything above it is in flux the bible would if the foundations be destroyed what can i do and i think that's from isaiah you know why don't democrats have a unified why don't democrats have unifying vision because they can't why can't keep this marxist point in mind just think about this because they have did essentially they do so they have they have imbibed this and yet still this is we're coming to listen how they breathe they have to have these things present in order to in any way be what they've decided several decades ago amick ideas for him this was a strategy this playbook and as far back as the sixties you know when this stuff really started taking hold correlative subjective constructed fabricated principles that are really you know as he said only in the only in the interest of the group group of some group or groups at the expense of others again i mean just to just to reiterate this point this is why it's so misleading when you heard mark say the job of critical philosophy in his opinion of course right to look ah is marquette i mean these guys have taken marx's idea and made it more palatable right made it more intellectual sounding brought it into the university brought into the world of ideas what's what's marcus going to say about it sorry i hate to bring this guy into my show and is my show should be more discriminating now but give them a break matheus voice but you have to continue to your mind real fast just just take a moment and listen to what's being said here okay who's mr america which i guess he's a sexist i guess it should just be i don't know mr mrs america or maybe just putting mr for all well what if i call before they swallowed the poison pill of postmodern critical theory and therefore you know like a fish suffocates in for those people you know he says it's very hard to figure out i can't think of a lot of running mates now what jumps out at you about this he says he says the democrats got to find this person also sexist according to the critical theorist so miss mrs and mr america although since i'm a guy and i came to that conclusion by myself there must be something implicitly sexy we're coming to the application here i haven't quite made it i know this sounds like this is just a preface and incidentally i know i hope i hope i said this last episode i think i did it's the kind is that the kind of candidate that he's imagining can never exist again for the democrat party it will not happen it's blueprint for right breaking society up into little identity groups playing each one of the other convincing each that it's oppressed by the others promising empowerment against one's putative oppressors but to believe that morality can be elevated is precisely to believe that morality has upper and lower limits which is exactly he likes his scotch neat and right before he goes on the air can't fault them for that is but i on the democrat side democrats would have to be cognitively capable of believing in an america as a place of elevated moral stature and conscience right virtually a contradiction in terms there can't be a mr mrs america this type of personage for d the opposite of saying that morality just represents an arbitrary construction of one class on another and should therefore be understood to be touch the current world for a moment listening to chris matthews actually i can't find the audio here so i'll just read it to you actually i'm not sure whether that's better or worse because then you don't have to hear chris yes exactly as mark who's calls for the democrat party really starts to play identity politics and increasingly frequent and fundamental way which is exactly what mark do not believe in america as such right and they now i'm not being i'm not being metaphorical i'm not being sort of like rhetorical i'm saying they literally tiv- which is what the critical theorists say remember every law every principal everyone is simply an arbitrary convention imposed on a weaker just about me thinking that there was something sexist about putting mr i i guess i'm just wrapped up there can't be this is the point working because the america qualify american qualifier in that instance is meaningless the can't do it they take as fundamental these ideas of the critical group by a stronger group so you can't have it both ways chris can't have your scotch on the rocks and neat ears which are founded fundamentally in marxist fundamental idea that the several crucial moral concepts that form the fundamentals of america we are just can't always expect him to be at the top of his rational game for that reason but listen to chris matthews speculate about the situation facing democrats in the two thousand twenty election this is real fast i just wanna make about those fundamentals what should we do about him DC america can crafts because democrats have aligned themselves philosophically with the critical theorists right i mean don't you see for there to be a mr sonny face whatever matthew says american i don't believe in the fundamental philosophical premise of america so they can't put up a candidate that is mr moore american is so healthy and happy to be an american wants to knock this guy off his throne who is that person he says that's a hell of a question isn't it isn't it he says who are the democrats gonna put up who has a face the sun on his face who comes across mr america the guy or woman who just smiles and the point of applications you can see why were one of the reasons we're talking about all this because i know some of it's real abstract and theoretical and so on but i want i want to touch the our current predicament that's not the point this is we're setting up for the point still people don't understand this you know like we pointed out in the first ten episodes from darwin to donald trump they don't understand how why the same time you can have one after the other or before kin- with the democrats will never have a mr america because this is why bring this up what what what's the elephant or maybe perhaps the the donkey in the room here that chris doesn't see for trump was elected and the causes they attribute to that event are just absurd when you actually see why and how it happened so here's a case in point chris matthews i is because there is no such thing as better you see this weight the hell up and put down the scotch mr matthews is why the democrats cannot run ineffective candidate against a populous that still largely believes that marx was the fool that he was and that american hell of a question because he says because if somebody with a dark suit on and it looks like they belong behind a desk somewhere you know who may be very good on full full funding for title ten programs you know who who's one depression from the very outset of the investigation and hence it's no investigation at all right which is another way of saying it's no investigation at all just like the guy who's appraised above any other any other nation because america can be no better than any other nation neither principle nor in practice and it cannot be better than any other nation in principle or practice louis party they have no unifying vision okay now for a quick limit let me just explain what i mean conservative the constitution is the unifying vision they would now become without those things they die it's their fuel it's their oxygen do you see what i'm saying that that is there the mode in which they persist in this way that marcus recommend ov from transforming the united states are nothing more than the product of oppression and what should we do about that is in fact a great place morally and otherwise because it's become the very nature of their platform and their position that those propositions are philosophically impossible now look let's go back to marcus when he talks about building there can't be a positive program for these folks there can only be just don't listen what i'm saying they believe in what a living and breathing constitution early contradict marks and marks now is the general the captain the king the god much like the building that was built on the river would do and much like the socialist hope america will as we heard heidegger say earlier or maybe the devil so nothing can be built on this program it's fundamentally essentially destructive now is marcus member coming to cast and confusion promise you coming to that what did he say he hoped he hoped for living and breathing than every interpretation is as valid as every other interpretation and as possible as every other and if that's true then the interpretation which state the constitution is not a living breathing document is also valid as the interpretation which says it is which makes the whole thing claps pointlessly to the ground rest of your waking life identifying everywhere you see it because it's on the glasses you're looking at the thing with go back to our our our our metaphor about the building right they believe in a river not foundation right they believe in a living and breathing constitution which is it's because they can't have an ultimate goal to have an ultimate goal would be to acknowledge that some goals are better than others which would implicitly assume that some values are better than others which would be to complete you don't think of it generally this is why democrats liberals would have you can never really tell you what their ultimate goal is who just wished for it to suffocate right he wants he wants the thing around you in which you live to claps for you to suffocate and die if the constitution is truly living and breathing and this is fundamentally the problem with postmodernism and critical theory as such this is sort of the snake eating its tail if it's really gonna let that slip out of the bag you know i mean he was very conscious obviously very conscious about his words and knows how the first question was asked to send it was asked he saw an opportunity to make a distinction that would fusion and chaos and confusion as we're coming to in the next episode but just stick with me here for a moment there can't be a positive program for these folks hey incidentally in the same way that marks conceals that fact that he says out of one side of his mouth he denigrates just where everybody out now this is what we're coming to there's there's there's a further program here there's a further goal to you just to you 'cause endless chaos and range you know do you think it would ever make any sense to base any actions policy law and so forth on that document no it wouldn't it right because it's really not documented all it's an just like check a few episodes back he just like he didn't see immediately and you folks who have been following closely order that he's calling for right you can't have it both ways marks tries to i bet marcus will too i have this feeling see to say that they believe in a document with zero biding content whatsoever now if i told you that a document but that from one day to the next the contents of that document was subject to completion a belief in a real more order to the universe he doesn't see that from that fact that follows that it won't make sense now wherein when he decides to invoke moral categories prevent him from contradicting himself for hurting his you know his 'cause right so he can let that other bankers they're going to conceal that obvious philosophical fact we just on earth think about this that's why they don't have a constitution now you might say what do you mean nick that they share our constitution they're still part of our touch no no no no listen they don't feel like a very bright flash is gonna momentarily happen to your mind when i say this tell me i'm wrong just like jack episodes back just immediately see the yes but you have to be particularly clever to be this stupid and incoherent and for people to buy it okay so i'm not saying this guy's not clever ocean hegel and the rise of social theory in nineteen forty one you said that you hoped to revive the power of negative thinking because he postures on this point as ignorantly as jack actually is just listened in the preface to your reason it's not what you mean by critical philosophy that's one aspect of it negative thinking in the sense that not everything is activity let you know i know that because i was check just i checked into quite see that from the fact that he's abandoned consequences of of relocating right the origin of society's problems into the distribution of goods capital or power or whatever you like depending on which marxist you're reading and jack hadn't read any advocating for some law or policy or practice or form of social organization like marxism right and so forth you can't have it both ways you can't speak out of both marcus sees it all right pardon the school bus in the background marcus however the supposed objective moral principles instances and tools of oppression of the bourgeoisie on the proletarian side of his mouth extols the moral virtue of the new world could be covert but he's going to gloss over this huge problem he's glossing over this tension he hopes you don't see it portly know is that there's a whole generation of jack's out there that can be snagged and recruited to the cause of destruction if that point of ten then marcus risks one of them going out and starting a podcast exposing their bullshit but for the moment marcus seems to think that's worth the risk good and just he doesn't really know that like i said a couple of those back he's not really self conscious thinker yet but marcus does just done it he's just lied to you it's subtle i mean when i went through several ideas before is your mouth you can't say eternal principles like justice and goodness and so forth are phoney constructions tools of oppression and then turn around and say and therefore we should all become socialist because that would be what did you say he said critical theory can be a force of progressive could be a force of progress could be a progressive force that criticism that negative a face value that conformity can be a very repressive at jute and that agent the you can't have it both ways point if that point could be sufficiently concealed from them now if they ever discovered settling on the tagline of this show which i guess now is a forty time like podcast the antidote to academic poison before the antidote to academic embroiled in he's he's talking about this point of differing groups of people different cultures with different ideas of right and wrong right you know jack doesn't have that philosophical acumen marcus does now you might say but i thought you were saying their ideas are stupid and incoherent poison i think it was we don't need no education and then it was they're lying to you in that it was the antidote academic poison but all right i if i'm not gonna i'm gonna let somebody else make this point for me because we're gonna have we're gonna have much to say about the change has been improvements if not then of course there could never be any moral progress progress means now standard saying that one of them conform to that standard more nearly than the other but the standard listen to this but the standard that measured thinking can be progressive force can't it can't it here's a quick blurb this this it just changing but changing for the better if not if no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other talks on the bbc radio station sort of just kind of preparing the country philosophically morally just how to think about what they were about the out these differences between the morality of one people in another do you think that the morality of one people is ever better or worse than that of the other in other words heaven is two things is something different from either of them you are in fact comparing them both with some real morality admitting that there immoral ideas can be truer and those of the nazis less true there must be something some real morality for them to be true about my understand why i was tempted to subtitle they're lying to you because they're always lying to you marcus is lying to you listen listen to what he's just said i said it's going to be subtle right liberal morality to conservative briley do you see the point he says in fact of course we all do believe that some moralities are better than others we do believe the some of the people who tried to change the more ideas of their own ages were what we would call reformers are pioneers people understood morality better than their neighbors did okay very well then he says now look the moment you say that one set of moral ideas can be better than another you are in fact measuring them both by st class lorded over another class but marcoussis just invoked more progress but he can and we've reiterated over and over there are no such eternal abiding ideas all such ideas are subjective fabrications constructions of one change change change i hope i hope you're starting to see a bit of this let's go on any says he says this just think about this this word progress that marcoussis just invoked lewis's when you think about defending informally critique of a royal keith of existing conditions is in itself a man let's see so do you see the role of the philosopher as an agent of historical change exactly is such a thing as a real right independent of what people think in that some people's ideas get near to that real right than others or put it this way if you're not in the nature of the case by by his very assumptions and premises by his whole position he cannot even believe he cannot make sense of then there'd be no sense in then there'd be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage morality or christian morality to nazi morality you know and marcus for persuasive purposes for rhetorical purposes has just slipped in this concept progress in his previous answer and i don't know whether she's helping us the concept of progress it cannot exist in this world change can exist in marcoussis world but change is all he can mean by progress the marxist but we hear the marxist used for a wide variety of positions what does marxist mean to you as a force or can be a focus of course no it can actually only be a destructive force all right what did i tell you listen i just told you he's going to deceive you right and he edge sketch and never mind the logical point the brutally purely fundamentally prior logical point that think about that offers agent of progress he ascribed to critical theory the quality of being able to bring about progress by way of this campaign of negative thinking right back passenger door the car rolling down the highway as you move on right sorry point is you can't be a marxist anymore once you said that no no i'm sorry not exactly man is anybody listening is she the only one who's paying attention to what's being said here not exactly that is not exactly what oh directly addresses marcucci i wanna read it this is from a series of lectures CS lewis gave just before the second world war just before england was headed head into the second world war and he gave these now why is this a problem from our coups because marcos is a marxist and that's precisely what marx denies he has told us they're all about change even if it means a bullet in the head but not progress and that is one of the things in which weather this criticism and then she says so you see the role of the philosophers an agent of change no he sees what which which is change or progress they're very different right home the misunderstood the misunderstood marxist the pure marxist you know who just don't who has the tate's to even be called a marxist because you couldn't possibly understand what that means because everyone else was a marxist claims to be as we just heard louis say right the moment you assert progress you're asserting an objective variant eternal thing and marx's gone out the door you know out out the these guys say something else here i i think i think i just heard a moment ago at the fact that he's going to have to address this violence question right i mean change doesn't always come smoothly right what lenin sayers anyway i don't even know what you mean by the term because it's so misunderstood these days you know radio plays is a young jisi is that a guy young geez is bad publicity it's not good PR to be associated with you know violent blood it now i wonder why not well maybe he'll tell us i mean i would i would guess recasting at his chain or providing him cover by you know glossing over the fact that what he said was progress and now she's casting his change change fine these folks kustow said in fact he said something very different he said he sort of broached his his own boundary he stepped over his own boundary notice here he said he sees the role of you will let me say that i never did night at i'm a marxist i don't deny it today or you just mentioned did criticism so you know to pat yourself on the back to are there now you identify yourself cohort an ideological counterparts are clearly self-described leftists leftists tiny to say that again yet here's marcus dismissing any evidence that might call marxist that might call marxist arguments analysis proposals or predictions whatever into question you know via rational awesome what could that even mean i mean i know what it is from a rhetorical standpoint obviously this is the standard marxist trick st revolutionaries uncompromising ideologists with pitchforks axes hammers and sickles so if that's the reason that what stalin would he say if you wanna make an omelet you've got a few eggs right marcus markou civilized you know academic intellectual see a civilized is a strange thing to say isn't it let's stop here for there's no connection between what left wing regimes and marxist i listened to underground stuff not that there's some validity what that guy saying it's like oh yeah i'm a marxist but i can't assuring us that there's no connection between left wing regimes and marxism and i want you to see the parallel in the parody and the style of argument it's not been plenty for this is this push but i don't mind yeah yeah that would be a little bit a little bit weird if if you mind young marcy yet sad isn't it it's like hanging out with more on the corner scientific inquiry i understand that this is just this is just that this is just the guy on the stage remember michael jordan all the best basketball players are from norway this is just the easy uses he says every what does he say every left wing despotic regime right is called marxist these days you know that if michael jordan is one of the best then he must be from norway because all the best basketball player from norway marcus and all of his you know it's not a real marxist i i hesitate it's like when your last your friend your hip hop he's like oh yeah but not not really the way you think of it like that radio stuff i list it's called special pleading is the technical name for it's called special pleading it's insisting on premise without being able to justify your premise and discounting but that's and he's an application for him as that's not marxism well i've got a question or two or three what what about the regimes clearly they know you they appear to be marxist issued another just looked calling your name they're saying hey none of those guys come on let's go i don't know who they are becoming mistake for somebody else the episode this idea of political correctness marquesses and it's and it's not just an idea it's a strategy it's a tactic the idea that the government fairly marcoussis going to draw the line of violence right i don't mean to tell my hand let's keep listening to for example every borealis put what about such regimes and their relation or connection to marcus's own contributions to marxism no connection between the two you remember nineteen eighty-four is all about or you know as we called it in the series nineteen ninety-five right really if you haven't listened to previous episodes on what you're doing here and what are acceptable religious beliefs and practices and what are not and now right as we see more clearly in our own day then could on the stage and lecture hall telling you that well i guess michael jordan is not one of the best basketball players then after he sees that you won't be moved by his proclamation his declaration the regimes that marcus is vaguely alluding to here are not merely described as marxist by whomever marcus imagined himself to be you know since mao who i don't know if you know but mao was committed maoist an and mao was also this guys across the street their weight marcus these guys are waving at you who discovered they're waving humor cousteau calling your name i'm those guys the heart and the faith of the individual person is and has been state policy in for instance china probably have been seen when marcus wrote the government also wants to be the arbiter of what are acceptable words that the public can use and what aren't overlapping in their view metaphysically what we know that these groups and a host of others would say about really follow this now this is important what counter-evidence without being able to offer principal on base a consistent principle on the way on the basis of your discounting it but but this is i want to go further with this let's just look at the free and notice to hear that as ridiculous as the statement is it gets more ridiculous for if marcoussis here giving us an example of acceptable argument than in fact any supposedly negative consequence of religious the state the regime to use our marcus word is the ultimate authority on what is moral what is not in what is scientific and what is not they would say about a parallel argument made a defense of oh say let me just pick a religion random here christianity luke holland and see what caused have boxes today i would not use it to them oh couse i feel bad for this guy when we cast it in the light of what we know that marxist communist atheists evolutionist and so forth all these groups that have so much it'd vociferous marxist and is estimated to have killed between what are the numbers again i'll be like jank unger only an argument at all it's utterly fallacious but but to see what he's doing here because he's doing the same thing you got counter evidence well then i just discount as not being one of the things that you're all right in between the two i mean if we're being fair right if we're being consistent why on earth should we believe that there is no connection instance christian faith or christian belief or anything of the sort can simply be dismissed does not right not really having anything to do with real christianity thing that a person has no rights other than those which are given to him by the government no purpose in his life other than it's the despotism that has nothing to do with marxism that would be weird why go back what did we say all these left-wing view gotta go back but listen listen this concept of the government's role in governing the thoughts the con which the government acknowledges as legitimate and who is terminal thereby completely arguing with your right you go with this rather they're described as marxist by the regime's themselves again china comes to mind between marxism and such regimes obviously marxism is the epitome the gold standard of left-wing thinking does marquess want to say that bendable if deemed unnecessary by you guessed it the government and that is the nature of the earn you know americanism what are they all have in common remember this what could be more despotic than declaring is to deny freedom and liberty i you can't distribute all the until you take all the and once you take all the as having common when we're talking about the difference between fascism and nazism and why it was convenient for all these views to unite against western under control in every aspect in their mind in the property in there in the prospects in every aspect in their faith in every aspect in the relations meaning and purpose and identity identity independent of that assigned to them by others for instance the government right pretty sure that all of this the negative program criticized criticized criticize anywhere everything criticize begin with the assumption that defines all things as oppression and then spend the belaboring this and we're probably over two hours i just really if you're listening then you're listening for a reason right if you're listening to you i understand the stuff and you find it important and i want to be recording this unless google google area other google probably lighter the probably give you the low end anyway no connection but surely fundamental relation between person government in all left wing regimes that's just what it means to be left wing and i'm pretty sure that's exactly what despotism is now in their occupation in every aspect i'm pretty sure that it's because those ideas run so contrary to that which is assigned to him by the government no meaning to his individual life or identity outside of that is a really good part of the reason debt as marku says these left-wing despotic regimes human nature because humans are beings that have essential rights that no person or government can take away because humans are beings that have individual or do you do use his word that's not the repressions not coming from where you think it's coming from our coosa can't discount these institutions it's not the real thing for like markku says there's no no one's free get it now i'm pretty sure i know i collect wing regime in the world has marxist regime there's no connection between two to hold on there's no connection between the two i felt imports i'm gonna take or just taken over working through this okay we'll get done we're done and we're probably almost done here now let's go further it we just we just looked at the essence of the somebody's gonna piper that's not the meaning of left wing refers to like social ideas were public funds are taken and distributed of course it does it how does it get there how does it do that it has act of freedom under leftist regimes and we are trying to distance himself from that when he opening openly knowledge is to be leftist and marxist etcetera etcetera we know why we know why he's trying to distance himself from it bullets appeals state because i would say majority of my colleagues would not miss it have you been criticized for this position just play along for a minute on that point about this relation between the person in the state and the person being completely expendable and personally being completely we're just misunderstood in the way more in the way marcus is just misunderstood marxist right that's not real marxism anything bad you wanna point too i can say the same that's not real chris christianity need anything bad you wanna point too fundamental philosophical inversion of human nature that marxism requires fundamental we are always have to end up murdering a lotta people who won't get on board with the fundamental philosophical how bill bill bill bill said those same sorts of things okay you know freedom liberty in franchise we had hopes that he would allow the cuban people to decide on their own future length about how seriously they took those ideas well castro stalin all of them scholar remarks imagine that i wonder if he had to take wherever t-shirt marxist hey who else is a marxist oh it's been a long episodes but i think for good reason you really gotta stay with me because we're going to close out strong but only if you see the point that we're closing out to okay we just saw marcus it was the seventh month in power the cuban revolution why do people waited for the first free general election in twenty years by fidel castro had turned out the tyrant but easter the cuban people enter the admiring world that could be no better way to start the new year very clearly distancing himself from something when he called left-wing despotic regimes okay and we're going to hear a little bit more of how he does it here in a second i want you to follow this it's important okay actually it's a little bit more you real fast before we move on stay with me we're almost done what i mean by boxes is eisman talked in all the same sorts of language and then what then like we heard in the clip then the delays come and the excuses come right and then the complaints take that place in the sun and to adapt their institutions to their desires the revolutionary leader now took to the public square november assert come and then they increased control from the government starts to come and what comes after that increasing intensity of punishment for dissenters right correspondent remembers those heady days at a status million venezuela's ultimas noticias tell the people what victory meant that would soon be general elections there would be a free press beholden to no one that would be len torturers and collaborators fell the maximum publicity and a minimum you process of law stroz death count sorry murder count let's be clear that's a distinction with the difference right castro's murder count low end thirty five thousand and the peasants this revolution he del castro told people standing in the sun and the proto is native as the cuban i went one hundred thousand okay and those numbers don't include those who died at sea fleeing cuba awardee who stood takes marks idea over his socialist society as free and democratic chioti and this is what i'm trying to do well you know who else took those ideas seriously talked at great why marcus is wanting to distance himself from things like this the question is does it make sense speedily promised political orientation was carried out under the orders of che guevara an argentine with a botticelli angels face and a scholar of mine that numbers in the tens of thousands it's estimated at seventy seven thousand so i think it's pretty clear right are we talking about this here because there's a question looming for marcos here a really important question look right violence to bring this thing about what does marcus have to say about that i think we gotta know this and let me be really clear about about what the point is here you say the same sorts of things about what they're after so i really think that we got to ask a question here of marcus i think we need high end one hundred forty thousand median seventy three thousand the murder count okay that doesn't for him to do so again marcus castro marques all these are they talk in the same language sort of mass murder and destruction of human life and society every known instance listen with cast i know about his view violence look if you and i have the same goal if we're like on the same team we're trying to do something revolved right the guy we're talking about all right listen so snarky i know we're set up your here for a final thing and like our final push this last segment keep talking about the numbers for a second look why do every every known instance of the attempt to implement communism has resulted in minimum turns a blind eye to just predict but not unlike we're gonna hear marcus advocates and predicts violent upheaval revolution and those units are people murdered it's time to it's time to get serious about implement this the fact that i come to you and say that says nothing about my view of the original tactic am i replacing it am i adding to it how do i feel about the original tea i got a bloodletting to be done had mixed emotions about such violent retribution as convicted soviet regime inclusive of stalin and the deviation between stalin and the entire project soviet project is also tens of millions talk about the numbers for a second there's a story in his passed on since but respect historian at the university of why are j. rummell he estimated saint project and we've got this tactic that we've been using all along right standard procedure and then i come along i'm like hey i got a way to do this that's going to work a lot better or that's gonna work really well you should it's not just how do you feel about violence it's in light of what we're seeing him do doing here distancing himself from the left wing despotic regimes why would he be distancing himself and stalin stalin estimated of killed tens of millions of people and that's just stalling that's not the entire not that we both using before i came along and recommended this new thing right okay well marx we've seen again and again advocates for and justifies at silence oppression suppression the punishment the violent punishment of any and all well we just talked about castro's death count that's a little bit that's not the kind of thing you wanna you know that's not the kind of jersey you wanna be wearing right housing in dissenting views now i'm saying if that's what marcus is trying to distance himself from in these comments have it the best in the world because they live in a bubble made of steel and blood and guns and threats okay means like they don't know anything titian whatever to find the evidence to get these numbers precise so when you hear the low end in the low end is staggering on board with it but if you look at what they're saying the logical consequences they might have to be taken as being on board with it you know why do we have these why do we have not include political prisoners many of which died in prison in prison for their whole lives and died right that number is estimated at the once you're talking about a number were the deviation between the low end in the high end estimates is in the tens of millions of units we really got to be sure that we know whether and when those around us are pushing for policies that aw whose views result in these sorts of things and who's don't and who's on who's on board with this sort of thing and who's not and who might not be saying silence upheaval or gradual change or what will be cannot if we look at history we cannot find any example these wide ranging deviations well these are closed societies it's just the point there totalitarian societies we can't get in there right it's hard for the story in the then we need to ask a very very important question of marcus because clearly he wants you to think that he doesn't want to you don't want to be associated with that so he's distancing himself from it the questions it doesn't make sense from to do so he's distancing himself from chemistry distancing himself from stalin about their closed societies so we gotta sorta like do what we can't guess what these numbers are but we don't know but when the low numbers are just so staggering result in this sort of thing because the despotism that markowski distancing himself from that is how it maintains itself won't be won't be what violent we can expect that there won't be bloodshed we can expect that won't be murders we can expect that won't be arson we can't expect that there won't be any the things that antifa is calling for an doing we can't expect it but her question was about a prediction or an expectation her question was about what he advocates league stop but that was not the question do you see this is really important because he's the question is the significance is he is not disavowing it and why should he did marks disavow it implemented people die a lot of them what do you think about that as a means of bringing about the state of affair and he the violence that's the violence that's enacted by the regime once it's in place so let's let's hear let's hear macos now it would appear from what to be associated with and has a problem with this just horrific violence when it serving the purpose of maintaining political correctness tolerance don't think that that ipso facto means he's disabused himself of or disavowing the tactics why this is important here we're talking about antifa this is what they're doing they are attacking people they are riding they are causing chaos over non violent revolution including the american but that was not the question abiding ideas in which on which to stand okay all of these things these values that mark said that people adhere to four called for it so don't think that just because marcus has got these new tactics he's recommending multi-culturalism i have read of your work in the comments that i've seen on it that the kind of social change your critical philosophy would lead toward might the regime once the regime is up and running to the extent that a socialist regime can be up and running right we know how that ends up but if he's going to distance himself from the american revolution was the very opposite of a marxist revolution the american revolution was revolution that asserted the existence that's it just seems to me about as confrontational as this interviewer gets but it's it's it's getting to the point marcus we see everywhere in the world where this political system is it's cl- devilishly clever look it's the nature of marxism that there are we set at a million times i'm going to say it again no eternal involve the necessity for revolution for you what kind of a revolution does that mean is that revolution in the sense of alot ended the high end why is there this deviation first let's talk about the deviation castro's case the tens of thousands the low end is tens of thousands from the highest all set concept in marx's world all those values are themselves tools of oppression and reason for the revolution right okay sees as being justified and he didn't answer it should we cannot expect that this continuity of violence would go something like this i mean like i said she's kinda confrontational but this is what i want to hear mr marcus 'cause this is the other snaky slipping he does look why is this a false equivocation this is just so okay first of all there's two things going on here we're gonna talk about this dodge and second you know what talk about this equivocation with american revolution but look he says we can't expect based on history that just based on what you've said you're you're distancing yourself from the despotic lettering regimes of as we've heard you do and then they're destroying things right to bring about the revolution what was my coosa about that because he seems very clear that he wants to distance himself from the halt foreign predicted in establishing marxism establishing communism then how can you disagree or distance yourself from the violent despotism that you've just tried to distance yourself from the violence that is required to maintain the violence for the cause of maintenance of the regime what's more koos gotta say about violence for bringing it about you know mark talks about violence you know and distance yourself from the ad from advocate for violence to bring about the revolution then what kind of sense does it make to distance yourself from the violence for the the system once it's up and running again we just talked about the numbers the staggering depressingly staggering even at the lowest numbers if you're not willing to the maintenance of the regime wants it's up and running you see what could be the the difference making moral distinction between those two kinds of violence they're both in the service of marx called for the doesn't appear to be any reason to think that and we can put the point stronger and we're going to but just a touch i wanna touch on this equivocation with the american revolution i anti fascist violence in bringing about their desired revolution should be a shining neon sign to you that is flashing in another sort of dissembling that you've done on the point of advocating for violence or not here here's the question i want to you because this seems like a potential serious tension is dark knight saying this is also what it will look like after we get what we want it will just be the government doing it this is logical consists consi just like castro just like mao just like stalin just like kim jong il it he just says well we can't expect it won't happen we look at history this is how things tend to go i hope you see the significance of that hated marxist cultural marxists the last century just sort of like quietly moved to the other side of the room when he was asked do you so when marxism is implemented we communism is implemented in all the physical materials stuff gets even doubt and spread out across everybody even right but then have any of marxist followers you know in the intellectual academic world disavowed any of the subsequent thinkers have taken it marks paneth disavowed no they've called for it marks of these values and for that reason a revolution could happen because there are these objective values that are being being violated there's no there's well we gave one answer to the question and i said i'm going to save the second answer for the end so here it is and it's what's the deal anti violence i mean do you see this is a problem and he's tilting his hand and you need to understand that these people are not gifted all right that don't be fooled by the fact that now marxism is being advocated by these folks so maybe now it's a more sophisticated thing you just heard the most sophisticate what is this the socialist national convention representative at that convention his name is ernest undermine closely and then we'll be out okay he says comrades no one will accuse me with any sympathy it's like pol pot you see so don't be fooled by the bow ties and ties the books on the shelf and the suit the PHD's oh you know we talk about we make estimates about numbers you got like a a low end in a high end a conservative estimate liberal estimate right and then the mean and you can look at the deviation between the the people of this country people have different churches of many religious factions and tell them that they must become atheists before they can become socialists were you justice in bellevue he says these are class constructions and their tools of oppression okay wh why is that important because so when for our ideals in the far future he goes on would you expect he says to go out amongst approve of this do you see i hope you do because we gotta i'm sorry we're going to two hours here i'm sorry this is really oh why is the guy on stage insisted that all the best basketball players are from norway in spite of it all the counter evidence why did they just drive forward like this ideological manner i take it you take the point here is the question as as crystal clear as i can put it that has got to be put to marcus based on what we've just seen him do let's stop there that's interesting right apparently undermine is under the impression that some people think that that's to be done some socialists think that people have to be i get these men convinced of the rationality of our economic and political program and then after we have made socialis i should say of sympathy no one will accuse me of any sympathy sympathy with christianity as a church or a religion i am known in the united states materialised of the most uncompromising order i want to understood that my materialist dialectics do not permit me to forget that exigencies of the moment you're explication of society in nature the logical consequences of our explanation of society and nature why do they proceed like this why are the critical theorists the frankfurt school so at pains to tear them and members of the socialist party we can talk to them inside our ranks talk of the higher philosophy and of the logical consequences of you see what's been done here this guy's a snake i'm not i'm not gonna hesitate about worrying about if you think i'm overstating them at this listen to listen to what he's doing amount to destroy any every vestige or indicator of an objective standard about anything and i want to read you a quote from him so you can see where we're going rather where they're going listen to this rather than an empirical rational scientific manner why are they opposed to all counter-evidence why why do they discounted why can they not be communicated with why does antifa shout down potential VM the goal is atheism the means is socialism this is not this is not me talking listen to keep thinking that there is an objective mind behind the world that intends these things right you'll be much more acquiescent to in your view a re a red flag that we want we might want to note if you're not willing to condemn the bloodshed that marks s. we'll be back in the next episode episode thirty four the second to last episode of the series to finally come to this point about chaos and confusion and all that entails and then you hear this huge deviation between the low in highland that's because they're closest is what the north koreans don't know anything about you every american they think that they here at the end we'll see you next episode thirty four and i'll leave you with this bill bill bill the eight theism first and then they'll become social now why would socialists thing that that's interesting isn't it but listen onto doesn't think that uh-huh way way earlier in the show i sort of gave you a promissory note we i was asking this question why do they proceed like this ideological manner why are they so well he just told you why undermine just told you why because once you believe that there are no such standards and once you accept the societal this guy talking do you see okay we're not done with it but we gotta get out now my name is nick it's forty time like very much in line with and related to the i in fact to answer i'm going to read you something i'm gonna read you a quote from the nineteen o eight sales and then we will come to the final point where we unmask antifa thanks for joining me i appreciate you sticking through this episode if you did i really hope you did because there's a goldman i mean the fact that anybody would think that should be very like another neon sign flashing to you in the night right but listen he says that would be nonsense we must them that takes that fact it's cute once you accept that well then these guys believe you will have far less if if not no reason awesome they're both in the service of the revolution right once the initial revolution ones the perpetual revolution so speakers that have potential of us that are opposed to you're hearing them when they talk about freedom and liberty like marxists not like like castro and styling right why do they proceed like this bill bill bill the ideas don't you still got people are like i'm not really on board with this i don't really like this i wanna question i feel like my rights being violated right you ideas don't even out you still have dissenters what are you what are you what are you gonna do about that we got crushing that's what the oppression comes in it's very murray murray murray bill bill bill bill uh-huh you know what you know what there's one more thing we got talk about here i don't mean talk about i just got say one more thing before you're like oh my god he's starting to hold not start any the high gear ceo him out pupa call me cyprus charleena bill will pass that 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Can an app make the call on baseball umpires?
"The euler in from Hollywood it it's like money ble for Umpires from American public media this is marketplace tack demystifying the Digital Economy. I'm gotten wrong I asked Williams what's the idea behind turning the spotlight on the Yom's umpires on average make fourteen bad calls a game so that's make those instances less frequent over the summer robot umpires helped officiate minor league game the goal is not only to improve accuracy the calls but despite on behind home plate I think there's a great opportunity here as well just for fans to learn more about how it is to be an umpire the profession itself and Technology that tells you where the strike zone is and shows you the accuracy rate but yet behind home plate these umpires have to do it the old fashioned way just by human judgement and they WANNA make it free right well baseball is a game of nights and nine innings nine people in the field and I thought ninety nine cents was roughly one point six errors per inning that can dramatically impact game so it's really interesting to say will what areas are they weakest in market inefficiencies and squeeze every last bit of productivity out of their players but another issue is when an umpire gets a call wrong and Major League Baseball is trying years and I'm sure by fans that the Jacksons are occurring in part because of disputes of calls behind home plate so there is a need to improve what's going on all that can be used by major league baseball could be used by themselves really the study they're blind spots areas where they could improve that was going to ask you about the scrutiny this year was over two hundred twenty ejections it was thirty five percent greater than it was last year so there is increased frustration by players and manager how could improve it. I was GONNA ask you you of course are a finance professor this APP is it's going to cost us a book to to download former dramatically behind home plate there is no technology at all the fans when we're watching on TV or if you're livestream and you have access it up the game to get more butts in the seats Boston University professor Mark Williams thinks there's a way to use technology to make human better at their jobs before we turn the reins over to the bots he launched an APP that serves as a kind of digital baseball card for empires it's called up scores you can see how many calls have given empire has historic right proverbial emails and letters about that aren't doing the job right well the hope here is that this APP is really going to highlight those really strong ops and also give a tool vampires and how it could change the game it sounds like you think they do need more help from technology is that fair absolutely I think human collaboration with technology will improve outright it this labor of love I I don't expect to break even at all on this but I do expect to help fans and hopefully better the game through the for example some do really well in domes others not so much scrutinized to that extent where coaches are throwing red flags and asking that A strike call be reviewed well right now the Jackson rates humans make mistakes are we worried about sort of call reviews and things like that like we see in in certainly the NFL I mean our umpires going to be range of being able to jump Mark Williams developed an APP called up score grades umps and also shows us that weather conditions affect certain empires just like it does the player now for some related links Williams a red sox fan told me that he imagines one day fans will turn his into a sort of fantasy sports game so instead you know there are certain ups for example that do very well in certain parks there's certain upset do very well with certain pitchers and certain teams so the data's there drafting a shortstop and getting points when he hits a homer you'll be drafting umpires get points for their accuracy behind the plate it sounds crazy but I also thought I'd Rabin a fantasy Gulf league and if you're not into fantasy umpiring quite yet you might be interested in a different new Athens evaluates a pitcher's performance instead in all I'm doing is really creating the analytics so is mlb going to ask you if if they should be using this app they are the are the fans going to be able to sort of called pitch greater there's a piece about it on the ringer it was developed by Wayne boil a long island engineer who spent decades designing audio equipment he only at the APP to help his kid make his high school baseball team. The APP takes pitch data and tries to predict the batter's weaknesses strengths and most importantly how to exploit them after James we've got more INFO on marketplace tech dot Org and according to the trade publication baseball reference like we told you earlier baseball is trying to do what it can news in a given game last year that number was a record high four point three six that's an awful lot of time for peanuts and Cracker Jack Eight which means less money for teams but the League isn't just talking about robot arms to speed things up officials say they're discussing limiting the number of pitchers at team can to speed up the game because slower games means fewer ticket sales attendance has declined for six of the past seven seasons and fewer admissions means a lower college baseball team started using the APP it became boils new source of income he charges seventy five hundred dollars a year for amateur teams and fifteen thousand dollars a year for protein with the world series just around the corner were hearing a lot about player's stats teams have been taught to use baseball's copious amounts of data to exploit I'm a dealer and that's marketplace tech this is APN. 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792: [Part 1] 8 Money Myths That Might Be Holding You Back by Paula Pant of Afford Anything on Financial Mishaps
"This is optimal. Finance daily episode. Seven ninety two eight money myths that might be holding you back part one by Paula pant of afford, anything dot com. And I am, Dan. I'm your host here on optimal finance daily where I bring you some of the best personal finance blogs on the planet in podcast form. And if you didn't know this all ready, we give books away to random people on our mailing list. Plus, we give away free tools. Tips and quotes to help you optimize your life. And that is all free. If you're part of our weekly newsletter at old podcast dot com. So if you haven't joined already now's a great time to do it again, that's at old podcast dot com. Oh, L D podcast dot com. And I'll give you a quick reminder about that at the end as well. But for now, let's get right to our post as we optimize your life. Eight money myths that might be holding you back part one by Paula pant of afford, anything dot com. I live in a two bedroom condo. It's furnished with a used couch and used coffee table, my shoe rack is made from old cardboard boxes glued together. Almost everything else. In my home is from Craigslist, Amazon and overstock I consider Kia to splurge, my favorite hobbies are hiking and camping both free and cheap, my friend. Amanda cuts my hair in fairness. She is a hairstylist. I can't remember the last time I got manicure pedicure when I fly overseas, I fly with airline miles and visit countries where the exchange rate works in my favor, the cheapest car I've ever purchased cost four hundred dollars. I drove it for a year and a half and sold it for two hundred the newest car I've ever purchased was four years old. I bought my laptop and phone used refurbished. I lived with roommates until I was thirty one. And I never need to work a job. I dislike again, this is what financial independence looks like one of the pitfalls of society. Jeez. That's an uplifting intro is our massive lack of financial educate. Action. We're taught the pathology in theorem, but not how to balance a checkbook or what APR means or the difference between marginal effective tax rates. Most people don't understand how money works instead were socialized with myths and misconceptions about money. Like these one buying is always better than renting to buying a new car with zero interest rate is smart three. The stock market is risky. So stay in cash for bitcoin is an investment five don't worry about retirement. If you're young six repay your student loans before you start a retirement fund, seven holding debt will improve your credit score eight you can't invest unless you're an expert and nine your home is an investment to name a few one of my goals with this website is to demonstrate how to make math driven spreadsheet based decisions about money. Many of these misconceptions collapsed under the weight of careful scrutiny each one merits its own article. But that's another topic for enough. Day today. I'd like to chat about broader myths and misconceptions, the kind that affect our mindset here are eight financial myths in no particular order myth, number one money is scarce. We're taught that money is scarce. So you must clutch it with tight fists money is hard to earn and easy to squander. But is this true? Or is this a self fulfilling prophecy, if we believe that money is scarce? Do we close ourselves off from receiving it when I say self fulfilling prophecy, I don't mean to sound all woo lov attraction crystals and unicorns. If you want to attract money into your life, you need more than mere positive thinking. He needed double down. Right. A plan. Start a side business launch a website pitch. People buy an investment property. That's how you attract money, you hustle. But you're not likely to take that type of radical action. If deep down you believe money is in short supply, scarcity is a de motivator. If we internalize the idea that money is scarce, then it becomes. National to obsess over saving rather than earning. If money like time is a fixed quantity than optimisation comes from cutting rather than growing, and that's a recipe for short changing yourself now to be clear, I am a natural born saver and I encourage a minimalist issue lifestyle. Given that many people seem to have confused needs with once, but extreme saving is a problem. Clipping coupons stockpiling toilet paper and hoarding garage brimming with useless plastic junk because it was quote unquote such a good deal at a yard sale. That's not frugality. That's a variant of access. You cheat yourself when you overlook dollars to pick up dimes you've all short of your potential when penny pinching becomes more important than creative. Production for Galle is tempting there's an immediate payoff and instant gratification. There's no fear of failure. And it focuses on consumerism buying for less, which is more comfortable and familiar than creation or converting an idea into reality. But it must be held in moderation. Those fifty. Three ways to save money listed goals reflected deep seated belief that shopping the post holiday clearance, isle for discounted wrapping paper is a better use of your time than literally anything else. You could be doing myth number two. You've heard the expression it's not what you earn. It's what she spend. This is half. True. What you spend matters. But what you earn also matters. It's both. It's what you are. And what you spend your job is to increase the gap between earning and spending. There are two ways to grow this gap. Earn more spend less or a combination of both imagine that you are in sixty thousand dollars per year. You land a promotion, which increases your salary to seventy thousand you start a side hustle like becoming a pet sitter or dog Walker for Rover, which might bring in fifteen thousand dollars per year. You invest in a rental duplex which nets eight thousand per year. You're now earning an extra thirty three thousand dollars per year. More than half, your former salary and far more than you could have saved through belt, tightening alone. What you earn matters. Of course, if you blow this extra thirty three thousand dollars on fancy cars and cocktails then duh, you'll reap what you sow. But if you invest this money, you'll want yourself on a faster trajectory than the people who focus on spending alone myth, number three money. Doesn't matter. Money does matter if it didn't why wake up to an alarm clock. Why climb out of it cozy warm bed scrape ice off your windshield. And sit in bumper to bumper traffic why spend the day drinking lukewarm coffee under fluorescent lighting while you answer. Emails and shovel paper and deal with a passive aggressive. Supervisor why would you endure this with your short beautiful life, and then turn around and claim that money doesn't matter? This makes zero sense when people say that money doesn't matter oftentimes they mean buying unnecessary doesn't matter. Lamborghinis. Don't matter. Gucci handbags. Don't matter. That's true. It's also irrelevant money is distinct from the physical goods at purchases a surplus of money buys the opportunity to engage in work that fuels you money allows you to wake up to an alarm because you're going to spend the day creating art or writing or volunteering or building a business or taking care of your children time is scarce and value derives from scarcity time therefore is more valuable than money until you reach financial independence. You'll trade time for money. This means you're exchanging something rare and non replicable for something of lesser value. That's a losing trade money is the tool that allows you to stop making this lopsided trade. Myth number four here that into maros episode. You just listen to part one of the post, titled eight money myths that might be holding you back by Paula pant of afford anything dot com, and I will wrap up this post for you tomorrow before I go today and other quick reminder that if you want to be part of our book raffles, which are totally free and get some tools, spreadsheets life tips quotes and more and show some support for our podcasts. Please come by old podcast dot com and join the weekly newsletter. It would mean a lot to us if you did. And that'll do it for me here today. Thank you so much for being part of this show and have yourself a great Tuesday. If you're listening in real time, I will be back with you tomorrow with part two of this post, and that's where your optimal life awaits.
"Pickety? Hey, man. What are we talking about? Today. We are gonna talk about Quantel regression. It's something that has come up in one of our recent episodes. But we were like, hey, we should come back to that later. So now, we're going to excellent while I I'm about to learn something new you are listening to linear digression 's. Cool. So before we start quick Chauhan's out there. How many of you all are familiar with linear regression? People in the crowd. I see. There's there's no crowd except for me. And you can't see me. That's true nonetheless, I'm gonna make some assumptions here. So if you're joining us for the first time, welcome if you're not there's a decent chance that you've been around while we've been talking about linear progression, so linear regression is something that we talk about a whole lot and Quantel regression is a similar idea. But like a little bit different enough that it's kind of interesting. So it came up sort of parenthetically if you're listening a few weeks ago in the if you read one of the blog posts that was associated with the episode we had recently about AB tests and heterogeneous treatment effects. There was a blog post of talking about using Quantel regression to estimate some well, we can get into it a little bit it came up parenthetically. And I thought that was kind of interesting. So I wanted to talk about it. So just for those of us who don't remember a linear regression is I'm gonna do a bad job of explaining it. And then. You can tell me where I'm wrong, if you've got a bunch of points in a plot a linear regression is plotting a line that kind of roughly represents the shape of that plot. So kind of roughly we can be a little more precise than that. All right. Yeah. So a linear regression what you get from ordinary. Least squares is actually a pretty precise definition and most of the time you can remember it by the acronym. Blue like the color blue and blue stands for best linear, unbiased estimator. So what that linear on past? Okay. And so what that means is the estimator is the line. That's the model that you've found this is the best. Meaning that the overall some of the squared errors is the smallest it's linear because by definition. It's align mon- biased means that. It's the the average amount of the you're wrong by zero. So sometimes it misses high and sometimes it misses low, but oh demeanor of. Yeah. But the mean of the jurors zero an estimator, and so this is in some ways, very profound in some ways. It's a little bit simple. But what is saying is the best fit line as the best fit line where we define best as minimizes the sum of square errors. In other words, another way you can think about it is that what the linear regression will give you is the mean of the data. So that's another way of defining. The best fit is the thing that gets you the mean of the data, right and in particular with linear regression because you have usually all these various that you're using to. Help you adjust that mean up and down depending on the different things that are going on at the point. You wanna estimate we call this the conditional mean, so this is the mean conditional on all the various. So it saying if you make a bunch of assumptions about what the input values are these various, here's our guests about what the mean value is your outcome that you care about. So it's it's something that by definition will give you the mean of what it is the outcome that you're interested in once you take into account all of the cove areas that are helping you make that prediction, right? So and we talked about some related things in a recent episode. So that is a good, listen, if you want more context around this topic. Yes now you, and I have just spent a lot of time right now talking about the mean, so it's the idea that okay, we wanna make a bunch of assumptions about the inputs. And then understand what the mean. Gene prediction, is that we would get out for those inputs. Now, I don't know if you remember junior high level stats, maybe high school survey going mean median mode. All right. So it mean, I was I learned that as average right? So the is the average the median is the the one that's in the middle. And so like if you have a skewed data set your mean may not give you enough information to understand that. But you're median will help with that help you kind of understand the shape of the and then the mode mode is the thing that you have the most of the point that the the value that you have the most in your data side. Right. Yeah. So let me let me rephrase median here. So that we can be like a lean precise for them. So yeah, I mean again. Middle school. Right. Sure. So the the mean is you're going to the the formula for it is you add up all of the values and divide by the number of values that you added up. And so what that means as you kind of mentioned is that if you have a mean, the mean is affected by outliers much more strongly than some of these other ones are so contrast this with the mode like you said the mode is just the the number of the shows up the most often in your data set your distribution. So if you have outliers that's not going to change around which number shows up the most often, but with the with the mean it can right. So this is I don't know why this is the example that comes to mind for me. But the example that comes to mind is when your wedding planning. There's all these numbers that are floating around about how much people spend on weddings, and they say the average American wedding, costly thirty thousand dollars or something. And so the thing that you. You always have to keep in mind when you're reading that is that that sounds like a lot of money, but it doesn't mean that half of the people spend less than thirty thousand in half of the people spend more. That's what the median is. But instead in this case, the mean is a whole bunch of people who spend, you know, five or ten or fifteen thousand dollars, and then there's you know, the five percent of people who spend a hundred thousand dollars on their wedding. So that pulls up the mean, but in that example of the media and might be something like, I don't know ten thousand dollars or fifteen thousand dollars, right? So so the medium is so much more useful to you in that case, if you're if you're wedding planning. Well, it just depends on what you wanna do because there are cases where the mean is more Representative of whatever it is. You're trying to capture there somewhere. The median is weren't. So when you're doing linear regression, it assumes that what you wanna find is the mean of your distribution condition. Assumptions that you made. You know, make a bunch of sumptious about what kind of wedding, you're planning. And then it's going to give you the mean. But that that can be pulled around by out wires, and that, you know, in some cases, you might be interested in the median instead, but that's not what ordinarily squares give you. And so that's what Quantel regression tries to saw four is going to give you the conditional median rather than the conditional mean as the outcome of the regression that you run. Okay. So you're saying that quantum regression we care about the median we don't care as much about the mean, necessarily like we do for linear regression, but I don't I guess I haven't really connected how this actually works. Like, right. Well, I haven't told me show. I got. So I on intuited it, Katie sure. And we're gonna get we're gonna get even maybe a little bit more refined than this just gives you the media. And so if you're a statistician, and you're listening to this in your your hair. We're standing up on an will bring gonna get some subtleties here in just a second. But yes, let's say that what you want to find is the median when you're doing an ordinary least squares regression the way that it actually works as you express a a sum of squared errors term or a residual term which is the sum of the squared error. So you say, here's my prediction for this point. Here's an actual value that I have from data point. Here's the difference between the two we call that the error or residual then you square that. And you summit up over all your data points on the new try to minimize that overall. And that's really important because the fact that you're squaring the errors there. And you're trying to minimize that overall. That has like a deep connection to the fact that you're finding the the mean of the distribution. So if you wanna find the median instead, you have to change the way that you calculate the Air's so now instead of doing the squared error. You're gonna. Take the absolute value of the air, and you're going to minimize that over all of the data points. Instead, so you have a different shape to your objective function. And it's one that's a little bit tricky actually because one of the things that characterizes a sum of squared errors distribution is that it always has a minimum. It has a single minimum. You it's kind of like a parabola that's concave up. And it has a point at the bottom that is the lowest point of the distribution. There's always gonna be a single answer to that. You know, what's at the bottom of that curve? But the thing that's tricky about the some of the absolute errors, which is what you're trying to minimize in this medium to get. This median calculation in a quantum regression is that it can actually have multiple answers. So to imagine this imagine a very simple data set and you had. Two points. They're both at X sequels one. And one of them is it why was one and the other one is at Wyche will three because he have two point Scott on top of each other, Jim. Yep. And so let's imagine that you're trying to fit some kind of some kind of line to this. So that it at XY qu'ils one it minimizes the sum of the squared errors between these two data points. We're only gonna worry about this. So we're not gonna worry about the slope of the line too much because that's adding a little more complication than we need. But it has to figure out where to go it's going to be somewhere in between these two points. Now, if you're summing up the squared errors than what that's gonna do is gonna put you right at why quill stew right in the middle of them at the at the at the at the mean. Not coincidentally. But the absolute errors what that means is. It's just the absolute value of the air. So you can put it at two and you'll have an absolute error where you're going to undershoot one of the points by one you're an overshoot one of the points by one. And so you're gonna have us absolute Ariza too. But you could also put the line at two point five you could put it at one point five you could actually put anywhere in between the words. Yes. Even on one of them. Yes. Yeah. As long as it's somewhere between them or between on that. Yeah. Can't be outside at them. Let's put it that way. That makes a little bit more sense. Yeah. So if you have a whole lot of data points, then it becomes a little bit less likely that you might run into pathology like this. But what it does mean is that overall it's harder to use some of the simple tricks of minimization like you do for the summit squared errors. So you have to be a little bit more fancy about the the way that you actually find what is the thing that minimizes the absolute errors. I think more complicated. Optimization solvers that you used for Quantel regression. Anyway, that was a little bit of inside about why this is tricky in a way that oh ls. Let me interesting. Yes. All right. Good. Yeah. But the last thing that I wanted to come back to you for others. Statisticians who are a little bit uncomfortable right now. Is it Quantel regression technically we've been explaining it as median regression? But that's not technically what the definition is. Because the media and the media is just defined as the media is a special example of what's called a Quantel the fiftieth percentile, if you remember, I don't know the place where this comes up most when your kid, and you're you're doing like, those height and weight charts, or maybe you're taking like standardized tests, and there's percentiles that you peg yourself to all of your peers to try to figure out, you know, if you're a kid if you're growing properly, or if you're super tall, or if you're taking SAT's how many what percentage of your peers are you outperforming under underperforming. The median would put you right at the fiftieth percentile of the. Tribune that you care about. But of course, percentiles go all the way from the first person tile to the ninety nine th percentile from. And so the thing about Quantel regression is that sure you can kinda put in fifty percent into the equations for Quantel regression that will give you the the conditional median, but you can actually put in any Quantel that you want to you can say something like I want the ninety fifth Quantel or I want the twenty fifth Quantel. And so it can allow you to scan anywhere through your data set and say, okay, I want to do a regression here. And I wanna find not the initial mean, but the conditional ninetieth percentile or the conditional twenty fifth percentile can the conditional sixtieth percentile. I want pro but different parts of my distribution. And see if there are different different affects that are going on there. Interesting. So this gives you more of northern ability to understand the shape of your data set. Maybe what might be? Going on in a more localized area. Yes. Yes. And in particular, so than the adjustment that you make is then you have to wait your your data a little bit differently 'cause you're still taking all of your data into account. But if you're looking at something like the ninetieth percentile than ninety percent of the data points are going to be under your line. And so if what you're trying to do is minimize the absolute error than there's actually going to be a whole lot of data that's down below you. The there's going to be a lot of error that you get from all of that data. So what you have to do is you make adjustments to when you're calculating that. That absolute error, you wait all of the data points by which part which part of the distribution they fall into. So that the bigger part of the distribution is waded less heavily. So that it doesn't pull the line down toward it. But instead, you can take the lives. Have it be kind of a? Balance between maybe a big part of the data set of that you want to have a small impact. And then a smaller part of the data set that you want to be dominating it. And so that's what allows you to kind of zero in on especially on the tails of the distribution, you know, the tents the twentieth. The eightieth ninetieth percentile where there's definitional most of the data is to one side or the other of the answer that you wanna get. That's fine. That's what you want in this case. But then you still want that data to be part of your answer. But you don't want it to be totally dominating you're answering. So you have a little bit of waiting that you have to do to keep everything balanced out. And so that's the other. That's the last piece of quantum regression. Yeah. And that's interesting because when you were first explaining it using medium as an example, this didn't exist because you always had fifty percent of your data below you and fifty percent above or half below half above. But if you're going for some arbitrary point that's not necessarily at fifty then you. Need to start thinking about this waiting thing? So that way you don't pull down or pull up your your heirs. Yes. Exactly. So I'm curious. Now, if you can give me an example of when you might use this are there any situations that that you've read about or that you can think about that would specifically benefit from this versus just a typical linear regression. Yes. We kind of mentioned one of them at the top that this came up as an aside in a blog post that was put out by the Uber. Uber AI team or something like this. And in that case, we were talking about it recently for other reasons. But in that case, they had an example where they were a budgeting that there's a new algorithm that they are introducing to Uber where it's going to tell you it's a it's a different estimate of one your ride is going to arrive. So you call the Uber. And then it says something like your ride will be here in four minutes and most. Of the time. It's always wrong. Yeah. Well, and that's exactly what they're saying. It's like the most of the time it'll be there in four minutes. But sometimes it could be there in two sometimes it could be there and seven, and so let's imagine that in general you wanna have an ETA estimator. That's or an algorithm, that's generally going to get someone there as quickly as possible. But also you don't want it to be wildly off. So in this case, you can imagine they were kind of going through a thought experiment. Let's imagine that we have a new ETA model that we've introduced and the one of the effects that it has is that the fast cars get there faster. So if you had been previously getting a car there in three minutes, maybe at arrives in two. But it also makes the slow cars arrived slower. So now, you're seven minute, wait becomes a ten minute. Wait. And so the question is oh rawal. How would we detect this? Now, if what you're looking at is the mean than the men might actually not change at all. It's just visitation his has smeared out of it. Yes. Right. See your fast. I get there faster. You're slow Chris through slower, you average it out and you get the exact same number, and it looks like nothing has changed. But in fact, everything has changed off the cars and faster and half. The cars have gotten slower in this thought experiment, but by the end, but you're saying, but being able to look at not like we were talking about before the median, but to be able to look at any of these percentiles, you can kind of zero in on these different parts of the distribution, and you can understand hair faster cars are behaving in. This way. Are slower cars are behaving in this way. Are really slow cars over hitting miss different way. And maybe our our media is behaving this way. And that gives you a better that gives you better insight. To into your data. Yes. In particular, what you would do in this case as you might do a bunch of different Quantel regressions seed say for each percentile or for each Dessel of our data set rerun the regression. And then you look at the terms that you get out of that regression because a lot of what you're doing. When you run one of these regressions is looking to see if these terms are statistically significantly different from zero. So you would have a term there that says is it faster or slower, and then it would basically be telling you for the stuff in the the tenth or the twentieth. Percentile the fast stuff that it's getting faster. And then the stuff in the eightieth or ninetieth it's going to be slower. So yeah, what you have to do. Then is multiple different regressions across the different de that you're interested in. But then when you start to compare those regression terms to each other, you can see the overall trend that tells you okay, this distribution is getting speared out where exactly like you said. If you're just looking at the mean overall that might not have changed that is pretty cool. Yeah. I thought so too. So we've paid down now a little bit of communication debt because that was something that we waived our hands past whether we talked about we talked about this before a little bit in a different context. But if you were curious about that, or if you'd never really thought about, you know, some of these details of regression now, you know. Digressions is a creative Commons. Never which means you can share or use it any way you like just tell them. We said hi to find out more about this or any other episode of the near digressions Goto, the near digressions dot com. And if you like this podcast, Gordon, leave us review on I tunes. So other people get to listen to this content. 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