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"Ticket. He now has two million reasons to wonder if someone out there is looking out for him. 56 year old Sameer Meza have said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9th mega million's game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers. Accidentally. Well, he says he was a little bit bummed out about the accident and forgot about it until he recently logged into his app and found those two tickets were worth $1 million. Eat. Population, scientists predicted a mini baby boom to come out of the global lockdowns. Turns out that's only partly true course wanted Vicki Bar you want. Scientists looked at Asian nations far from seeing a baby boom. They're spotting a baby bust underway in the wealthier countries like Japan and Singapore, with couples saying they're too frightened of the future to bring a new life into the world. The same fears likely in play in the poorer countries, too, But they're seeing a baby boom why the lockdowns have disrupted access to family planning the U. N population. Fund calculates that the Philippines alone will see 2.5 million unplanned pregnancies by the end of the year and increase of 42% wins News Time. 7 56 now Bloomberg MoneyWatch on 10 10 wins sponsored by NC, an allergy An affiliation with Mount Sinai. The pandemic driving demand for larger.
Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe
"A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, pleading guilty and in doing so agreeing to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to a Malaysian Wealth fund, which Was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal. Prosecutors announcing that yesterday these charges them from Goldman Sachs is central role in a massive global scheme. Salute billions of dollars from the government run Malaysian investment Fund known as one MDB and the subsequent use of those funds by senior Goldman bankers and their co conspirators to pay billions of dollars in bribes. Two senior government officials around the world. Today's resolution includes the largest monetary penalty ever paid to the United States in a corporate criminal foreign bribery resolution and requires the bank to pay A total of over $2.9 billion in criminal fines, Penalties and disgorgement in 2012 and 2013. Goldman received approximately $600 million in fees. Unusually large amount for its work, helping one MDB raise $6.5 billion by issuing and selling bonds on the international market, as the bank admitted in court today. Senior Goldman bankers have played a central role in this scheme. Inspiring with others to siphon off approximately $2.7 billion from one mdb. They then use those funds to line their own pockets into pay approximately $1.6 billion in
Fresh update on "fund" discussed on Retirement Rescue
"Are financial advisors when brokers are transactional brokers could make commissions for selling certain stocks, bonds, mutual funds as well as private investments in a multitude of other things. So some of the hidden fees that we have to be very careful when we're working with a broker. You know about the expense ratio. If you have any knowledge about investments, you understand that mutual funds have an expense ratio. This is the fee. This is transparent. It's widely available. On any financial website. When you type in your mutual fund ticker, you can ascertain the expense ratio. That's typically 0.5 toe 1% for most mutual funds out there that feed does come out of the value of your mutual fund. It's not on your statement. It's not listed as a transaction cost anywhere. The value of your investments or simply reduced when the mutual fund manager takes that expense ratio out of the big mutual fund portfolio. So you don't ever see that, but it is widely known if you simply nowhere to look. The fees inside mutual funds that are not widely known are primarily the transaction costs, which are the commission's the mutual fund manager's firm incurs when they're buying and selling funds throughout your your throughout the year inside that mutual fund So you have those transaction costs, which could be anywhere typically from 0.5 to another 1 1.5% per year, depending on what the portfolio turnover is. So you have He's hidden fees, which are transaction costs than a lot of these mutual funds also have 12 B one fees. So 12 B one fees are essentially marketing and distribution costs. These air passed through to the consumer, and all of these additional costs are taking taken out of the mutual funds. Value. You don't see them. They're not line items there. You can't calculate them unless you have a PhD in finance. And you want to go through that prospectus that I'm sure all of you read page to page every single year. So These are the cost that oftentimes are inside your mutual funds, and I've seen from analyzing thousands of portfolios over the years. If you're working with a broker, these costs are typically hire. Boy, I would think that in listening to you and talking about all these hidden fees, and all of that is that when somebody says, boy, I think you know the markets are doing pretty good. I don't see that. I'm getting the return. I think I should be by what I'm seeing from the market. And what my investments hold. Sometimes the fees could actually be the thing that's holding you back a little bit. These poor, poor asset allocation poor management, not re balancing, not looking at the performance. It could be many, many reasons, but fees absolutely contribute to that. One of the big reasons when I when I see portfolios managed by brokers Is And this is just egregious and and it just gets me so hot. But A lot of mutual funds have various share classes and some of these share classes. Pay what are called loads or upfront commissions to the brokerage house. So typically, depending on what mutual fund family you're invested in. You'll receive break points or discounts on those loads if you have a certain amount of money invested in those funds What makes me so upset is when I see someone come in, and they have a million or $2 million portfolio, and they have 35 or 40 different mutual funds. Nobody needs 35 or 40 mutual funds. It is so much overkill. Literally, you probably need three or four at most. You have all this overlapping. That's one part but most importantly, what I see and when we looked us up when we analyze it often times the reason and this is the only reason that could explain why someone has so many different mutual funds when they're working with a broker, and they're working with these load mutual funds. You don't get the break point, so the commissions or higher to the broker, So if you have 20 different mutual fund families inside your portfolio And you have 20,000 in this one in 10,000 that one and 40,000 this one instant 30,000 this one. Those air, typically paying the broker of 5% Upfront Commission, and once you get over a certain threshold, those commissions drop so and I see this all the time..
Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control
"Hungary's nationalist prime minister. Viktor Orban often does what president trump does. He calls factual reporting fake news or on and his allies now control more than eighty percent of the media outlets in Hungary. Here's Joanna Kakissis. Earlier this month that a small office in Budapest Tush Bobby and huddled with his colleagues around a computer and counted down. There proud funded new site telex was about to go live. The cheered and hugged is their stories hit the web. I couldn't believe we were able to launch daleks at all because just two months before disaster struck our previous workplace. We still feel like bursting into tears when we think about what happened there and how it all ended just a few months ago the staff of Telex, another outlet called index the most widely read news website in Hungary Szabo's dual. Then editor in chief says readers relied on index for definitive news reporting most recently on the pandemic as well as scoops that pro government media ignored Kim similar to. Like win a mayor from the ruling party got caught with a sex tape or when Hungary's ambassador to Peru was accused of paedophilia the government was annoyed. It could not suppress these stories ex prime. Minister Viktor Orban called us. News factory this spring one of the prime minister's allies spot a controlling stake in a company that's in charge of indexes revenue surgery on data quest. As. Consultants wanted to outsource work to outsiders of course posted then you've got fired. In July more than seventy index journalists quit in protest they flanked Managing Editor Veronica Moon at a press conference. Piston cast nick our editors firing was a red line for us. We are united and we would really like to stay together in some form. This off felt familiar to anders pet though who worked at a newspaper that also lost its editorial independence while run by the same pro or bond businessman re came under pressure from our own management. To drop certain stories to remove certain stories from the website and said, no than the editor in chief was forced out of his job, and then I resigned and many other people resigned
Forget Barrel-Aged Whiskey: This Company Whips Up Instant Aged Spirits in the Lab
"This is a little test. If you're a fan of craft of things that require years of patients to pay off, say a Christmas tree farm, a newly designed luxury car or an eighty year. Old Scotch time is a worthwhile investment to you on the other hand. If speed matters more to you than craft, you may see years invested in, say those Christmas trees as so much wasted time. It's much faster to make an artificial tree after all and you can still hang lights on them but what if you could have convenience and craft at the same time? Seems impossible doesn't well, not anymore at least for one particular beverage, scientific innovation has come to whiskey. There's nothing about whisky that's new. The date of its invention is a little fuzzy but historians say may have existed as long ago as fourteen hundred ad or maybe even further back than that today, the longer it ages the more expensive it is and two connoisseurs typically the better it tastes but not to the founders of silicon. Valley's bespoke in spirits, Stu Aaron, and Martin. JANACEK say they've come up with a laboratory process for making whisky and only a few days if they took my made quiz being the second group, they call the years it takes to age say mark antiquated and wasteful. bespoke spirits doesn't call itself a distillery. Rather the company is Spirits Tech Company intended to help other distillers, grocery chains and celebrities create custom spirits that can move like lightning from lab to store shelves. The name speaks to its intent bespoke means custom-made. The startup uses the lab to bring the barrel to the spirits rather than the other way around in other words, it's using material science massive amounts of data analysis to. Create spirits according to Forbes rather than putting spirits into oak barrels. The company places selected tiny pieces of wood in precise combinations in a kettle with spirits in char- heat and churn or apply again with scientific precision to mimic the aging process much much faster. The company claims they can create seventeen thousand different flavor combinations in three to five days. Most whisky is aged in barrels for about five years according to CNN. So far spoken has made whisky Tequila Rum and brandy mostly for other companies but they also do sell spirits to consumer specifically a line of different whiskies from classic Bourbons to one made with Ron Whiskey of course, the biggest obstacle, any food or drink made in a lab faces scepticism about and quality when it comes to that question bespoke in his taken home about two dozen awards from spirits tasting events since they launched early this year, that's the social proof. They think they need to grow the rest of the business, not just custom blending new products behind the scenes, but also helping distilleries rescue batches of expired beer or spirits from distributors that aren't quite right which seems. To be a good foundation for a promising business, still it's hard to grow a whole new category of anything without enough money. Early, this month, the small business one, two point six, million dollars in seed funding from hall of fame, Baseball Star Derek jeter, and Silicon Valley scientists TJ Rodgers purists may turn up their noses at spoken in America. Popular rival maker's mark is not only one of the oldest whiskey brands. Its history is at selling point founder bill. Samuel senior bought a distillery in Loretto Kentucky in nineteen, fifty three but that distillery began making whisky as far back as the early eighteen hundreds. Maker's marks message today is still it's one bottle at a time every time. And an oppression bit of copy anticipating the changes coming to the Industry today they also say it's been a widely held belief around here that character isn't made by machine. Ouch. Regardless of an expected war between purists and innovators, the time may turn out to be just right for bespoke in the pandemic is spiking demand for spirits but trade wars are making them more expensive to import according to CNN. And when you can't import easily making new spirits here, bottles that can get to the shelf in the blink of an eye could fill a growing demand. and to that investors like, Derek. JETER may well say, cheers.
New York Sues Trump Over ‘Anarchist’ Label
"Can't you know pretty much put up with anything you know, for reasonable amount of time with a little patience there. But when you start messing with people's money, now you've got a problem in New York City is no exception. A legal battle underway now, which includes New York and at least two other cities against the Trump administration for its threat to cut off federal funding to what the administration calls anarchist jurisdictions. We're talking billions at stake here. Julia Papa here to explain tonight. Mayor de Blasio calls the anarchist designation for New York City, a figment of President Trump's troubled imagination. It's not anything we've seen from any Democratic or Republican administration ever before, and it's madness. The city is joining Seattle and Portland in a lawsuit challenging an administration effort to withhold federal grants. Estimated for New York City to be about $12 Billion. Corporation counsel Jim Johnson says this designation was being memorialized. We're not gonna wait additional times for them to embed this provision. In any other grants or any other opportunities for the city. He says The city will argue that Congress, not the executive branch, decides on funding. Julia
3 Cities Designated As 'Anarchist' Filing Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
"Designated Seattle, Portland and New York as quote anarchist jurisdictions. Now the cities are suing the Trump administration over it. Camo Super Marrow reports, The city's filed a federal lawsuit challenging an order from President Trump to withhold federal money from so called anarchist jurisdictions identified by the Department of Justice as cities that quote, permit violence and destruction. The designation, which the city say is unlawful came after six blocks of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood were occupied by protesters this past summer. City Attorney Pete Holmes says the attempt to strip Seattle of funding comes on top of a quote bungled federal response to covert 19. Seattle has more than $236 million in federal grants in its current city budget. See Romero come on use the Seattle
Goldman Sachs agrees to record $2.9B settlement in embezzlement scandal
"Of Goldman Sachs pleading guilty today, agreeing to pay more than $2 billion for its role in a scandal involving the embezzlement of billions of dollars from a Malaysian government investment fund. GOLDMAN Sachs Malaysia admitted it knowingly and willfully violated anti bribery laws to win lucrative business that enabled the theft of billions of dollars by associates of Malaysia's former prime minister. There were signs of fraud, but the investment bank investigators said, ignore them in pursuit of fees. Goldman Sachs itself avoided a criminal conviction by entering into a deferred prosecution agreement. The scheme also when stared former Republican and Trump campaign fundraiser Elliot Brody, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to violating federal lobbying laws. Aaron Carter Ski ABC News New York to
New York City, Seattle to sue Trump over 'anarchist' designation
"Jeopardy. New York City in Seattle, are suing the Trump administration for threatening to cut federal funding. To a trump calls anarchist cities. Here's Mayor de Blasio. It's morally wrong. It's legally unacceptable. It's unconstitutional and we're going to fight in New York City's legal department says the administration has taken concrete steps to put the anarchist designation in federal grant applications, Trump says these cities let folks burn buildings and ruin lives. DeBlasio in New York City lawyers argue Congress controls the power of the purse. I'm Kristen Marks for 77 W.
Pelosi cites progress on stimulus talks
"Speaker Speaker Nancy Nancy Pelosi Pelosi exciting exciting good good progress progress in in talks talks over over a new economic stimulus package were so long overdue. Have a national strategic plan. Based on science. Funded adequately in order to get the job done. Any deal would have to clear the House the Senate and be signed by President Trump.
New York City joins Seattle, Portland in suing Trump administration for ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ designation
"Wins. wins. New New York York City City has has joined joined several several other other cities cities ensuing ensuing the the Trump Trump administration administration to to prevent prevent it it from from withholding withholding funds funds from from what what it it calls calls anarchist anarchist jurisdictions. jurisdictions. Mayor Mayor de de Blasio Blasio calls calls it it madness. madness. This This is is a a figment figment of of Donald Donald Trump's Trump's troubled troubled imagination. imagination. The The only only anarchy anarchy in in this this country country is is coming coming from from the the White White House. House. And And it's it's not not anything anything we've we've seen seen from from any any democratic democratic or or Republican Republican administration administration ever ever before, before, and and it's it's madness. madness. Jim Jim Johnson, Johnson, the the city's city's corporation corporation counsel, counsel, says says the the city's city's move move comes comes because because it's it's no no longer longer just just talk, talk, he he says says the the administration administration is is now now including including this this anarchist anarchist designation designation in in applications applications for for federal federal grants. grants. The The suit suit is is being being filed filed in in Seattle, Seattle, along along with with the the cities cities of of Seattle Seattle and and Portland, Portland,
New York City Suing Trump Administration Over Anarchist Designation
"A lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from withholding federal funding from cities that the Justice Department has designated his anarchist jurisdictions. New York City Corporation counsel James Johnson says up to $12 billion in funding Is on the line here. We're bringing in this action because they have taken concrete steps. They've actually taking this anarchist designation and started to included in applications for federal grants were not going to wait for them to included and more. We're moving now Portland and Seattle and also been dubbed these anarchists, jurisdictions, and so New York City is joining. Those days of the lawsuit that will be filed in Seattle later on today. The lead problem
John Gorman Discusses the Use of Opportunity Zones to Address Social Determinants
"To the healthcare policy podcast on the host. David. Intra Cosso. During this podcast saw discussed efforts to address social determinants of health with John Gorman chairman of the nightingale partners and founder and former Executive Chairman of Gorman Health Group. John Welcome to the program. Thanks David. Great to be here. especially with another native DC guy here most welcome John's by is, of course, posted on the podcast website. Briefly on background, the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic has exposed. The country's failed to adequately address the social determinants of health. Generally defining health access and quality education, economic circumstances, food security, social conditions, and environmental factors. It is estimated that where people live work and socialize determines as much as sixty percent of their health status. Whereas formal medical care accounts for just ten percent. For example concerning. Circumstances forty years of wage stagnation among lower income earners has left forty five percent of working age Americans. With either no health care insurance for insurance without a pocket expenses so high. They avoid sinking care went for example, they developed covid nineteen related symptoms. Healthcare policy makers have slowly begun to take an interest in addressing sto ages as a way to improve health delivery by increasing increasing appropriate utilization and reducing costs. For example, Medicare, advantage plans which enroll more than one third of all Medicare beneficiaries have recently been given regulatory authority to offer Ma benificiary supplemental benefits beyond medical care such as mail deliveries, home modifications, and Personal Care Services. With beginning, discuss, addressing, social determine, specifically use of what are termed opportunities zones. Again. John Gorman. So Jon with that as background. Louis. Begin by asking if you could provide a brief overview of nightingale. Sure David Nangle partners is one of these weird opportunities zone funds that came out of trump's big tax giveaway bill It was actually Cory Booker's program that was designed to encourage investment in real estate and disadvantaged communities and I was sitting on my ass retired last spring and got a notification that the irs had just completely revamped the rags to allow opportunities own capital to be used not just for real estate investment. But also for leases one portly for working capital or for meeting the business requirements of a new company inside one of the nine thousand roughly nine thousand opportunities zones around the country and those opportunities owns David are all. Severely, economically disadvantaged and more importantly medically underserved, and because the irs allowed now opportunities own capital to be used for working capital for meeting business requirements. That's what opened the door to allow us to use opportunities on Capitol to make large scale investments in social determinants of health intervention. So nightingale partners with insurers with health systems with large medical groups to finance design launch, and where necessary execute on our goals to improve. The quality of care for vulnerable populations. In this country, a lot of people like to say and I love it that we packed a Republican billionaire tax shelter in order to improve care for black drought people on that gets me up every morning. Sir Thank you. So this as you noted, this was a provision in the December seventeen tax bill. Specifically page one, hundred, and thirty. This was picked up this previous legislation as you noted, that as you mentioned senator from New Jersey Cory Booker but also the South Carolina African American Republican, the only one Tim Scott. So this is picked up in the tax bill previous legislation and you mentioned the nine thousand. So these are census tracts that meet this low income community criteria wrote and then explain to me. Governors than have to select a discrete number. That could benefit from this. Tax Advantage program is that correct doubts correct and there was a little bit of mischief but some of the governors in the designation of some of those areas and there's been, you know some gamesmanship with this story like you know Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey is. Used an opportunity zone fund open up frigging LAUNDROMAT. In Asbury, Park with Bruce, springsteen cats not the kind of stuff that we do. I'm not surprised to hear that I guess the former governor is a is obsessed with. Mr Asbury Park and again just so on. Understand better more clearly, this is the tax advantage here is that by investing the capital gains on your investment, you can avoid paying the. Twenty three percent the capital gains tax and that basically. Sure go ahead, go ahead. Well, basically, the way it works is that if you invest money or capital gains in and opportunities zone and you leave it in for at least ten years, not only is the initial investment completely tax free but then all of the proceeds that you make on that investment are completely tax free. So high net worth individuals. And family offices large corporations the generate large amounts of capital gains love this program, and indeed it opened up about six point two trillion dollars in available capital based on the amount of capital gains that we generate in our economy. So of that amount, David Roughly a hundred billion dollars has been invested thus far into opportunities zones off. The roughly eight months programs operate. And again, the idea is the long leave the money and means completely tax free for ten years out of step seven years you pay are you're eighty five percent excuse but I know that that number surprises me would you say this this this one, hundred, billion, his far more than was estimated when the legislation was passed. No I think it's probably rolling out slower than A lot of folks had hoped and as you can imagine, the vast majority of those deals that have been done thus far has been around real estate and real estate redevelopment certainly in the healthcare sector I think we're still the only firm out here. That's a healthcare focus opportunities on fund it. You know it we've been the only ones to my knowledge. So we're you know we're granted here, but we have yet even break a billion, but we're that's our goal.
Purdue Pharma settlement marks second guilty plea for company
"Maker Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges with company agreed on a record breaking $8 billion settlement with the federal government. This comes as a result of Purdue farmers role in creating the US opioid crisis. Opioid crisis led to massive painkiller abuse by millions of Americans of the settlement money will be used to fund opioid treatment programs. Three
Los Angeles Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Allegedly Trapping Coyote Pup That Had To Be Euthanized From Injuries
"Felony animal cruelty. Charges have been filed against a man suspected of setting an illegal steel jawed trap, which was used to travel a coyote pup early this summer. The case came to light after a go fund me account was started by a Valley village residents seeking cash for humane wildlife removal. What animal control investigators were called to the area after the Fourth of July weekend to investigate reports of a trapped animal Randy file is with project Coyote explained what they found a young pup. Not even eight weeks old was caught in this trap for we think going on two days, investigators managed to locate a possible suspect in the trapping case in the D. A's office filed on October 7th one count of felony animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of use of an illegal animal trap against a man named Richard Wall of Warriors, now for Williams arrest have convicted on both charges he could serve up to three years in county jail. Pete Demetriou, Okay and extend
Los Angeles man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly trapping coyote pup
"Felony animal cruelty. Charges have been filed against a man suspected of setting an illegal steel jawed trap. Which was used to trap a coyote pup early this summer. The case came to light after a go fund me account was started by a Valley village residents seeking cash for humane wildlife removal. What animal control investigators were called to the area after the Fourth of July weekend to investigate reports of a trapped animal Randy file is with project Coyote explained what they found a young pup. Not even eight weeks old was caught in this trap for we think going on two days, investigators managed to locate a possible suspect in the trapping case in the D. A's office filed on October 7th one count of felony animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of use of an illegal animal trap against a man named Richard Wallop. Warren is now out for a while Mom's arrest have convicted on both charges he could serve up to three years in county jail. Pete Demetriou, Okay and extend 70
Congress, White House continue stimulus talks
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, opening the Senate on Wednesday. Senate Republicans are going to pass a $500 billion stimulus plan, which does include funding for the Popular Paycheck protection program. The White House and House Democrats are negotiating a package close to $2 trillion early
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Unveils "Pandemic Budget"
"Lightfoot the budget proposal includes a ninety four, million dollar property tax hike gas tax hike and layoffs as well as eliminating unfilled positions carol it seems like there are not that many maybe just a few good choices to turn to when you've got a one point two, billion dollar deficit. Brandis I think you don't even want to say good choices. Because, there are none. And you could route around for crop corporate head tax for transaction tax neither of which is going to pass muster of for most of the city council, a a number of other remedies that would need state legislative approval. There are no good choices, and then you say, do we go deeper into the rainy day fund immediately in the answer probably is no not right now because the pandemic is going to bring us maybe third wave of emergencies. So there's nothing cheerful about this only bad options. The mayor also stressed quote. Congress do your job to urge funding for cities towns. People are going to be receiving layoff notices on March first heather city employees. I would imagine between now and then a pretty anxious wondering whether or not they're going to be on the chopping block when that happens. That's right. It's a really a between a rock and a hard place and I think the mayor said, well, at least we can. We can. We have enough money in the bank to sort of put off this pain in the hopes that it something does pass the Senate and get signed either by a press, a president trump or future president biden and potentially But that's that's really hard on families and we heard mayor like talk. About that saying she knew she grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and that had to rely on food thinks giveaways when her father lost her job and I think that wears on her but it will not blunt criticism from progressive groups and others who say that this budget will really land hardest on the poorest chicagoans because of course, if you're living paycheck to paycheck and you might not have a job come. March. Second. That's very difficult place to be especially at a time were really high unemployment and the mayor also emphasized that there would be no reduction of service despite requiring furlough days for Non Union employees. Here's what she said sees and layoffs. We are also seeking five furlough days from all non union workers and I will lead by example and take those five furlough days myself. And we have worked with every city department to make sure that these personnel reductions will not result an immaterial decrease in the delivery of services to our residents. Amanda isn't going to be hard for residents and taxpayers to believe that services will remain the same under these difficult circumstances if you if you don't have some influence on the job some days. Well. There are rules around what can and can't be done in somebody is on furlough I'm going to guess that Mayor Lori lightfoot leading by example will still be working as mayor. There is no time off. So many of these are high level positions I don't think that you're going to see a dramatic cut or of the many things that we're going to worry about in the in the budget that that is going to be, and I will add that it's sort of difficult to measure these. Days, anyways, some departments presumably have a little bit less going on because of COVID nineteen end less demand for those services. Others are needed more than ever because residents are dependent on that but you're also giving services to residents in different ways again, because many people are staying at home. So it's all just going to be difficult to measure, but I think a choice that the mayor had to make particularly issues looking to these other choices of layoffs and raising property taxes she had to do some furloughed. Parents the mayor also says that she does not support so-called defunding the police, but she does support. Changing which first responders answer calls? How big is changing the first responder model while she's talking about a pilot program, which we don't know the specifics of yet. But this is something that is united people on both sides of this quote unquote defunding police battle. I've had so many police, officers and first responders tell me over the years that they don't want to be responding to. These certain types of calls, domestic issues, mental health people having a breakdown equipped to do it. They want to do police work, and they believe that work should be left up to mental health providers. So there is a program in Los, Angeles they've been doing this in Los Angeles where those calls go to there's a psychiatric mobile unit that runs around the city and offers services. And I've had first responders here. Tell me we need to do what L. A. is doing. So maybe this is what the mayor's talking about and it's it's so strange that you know defunding police engender so many emotions on both sides and yet this is actually something that police officers and activists actually agree on something. Yeah. Community agrees on this as well. Heather what's next? We're going to see a very tough battle in city. Council. I think we are So I think the biggest sticking point is going to be not only the ninety four, million dollar total property tax side but the mayor also wants to change the way the city levies property tax every year by changing it to an automatic increase, which is tied to the increase, the cost of living which is set by the federal government every year, and she says that that will avoid big property tax hike sort of on it every so often basis but I think that there are going to be some older minute we're GONNA have to. Sort of take a deep breath before they decide whether to vote for that because, of course, the municipal elections are just around the river bend at in two thousand and twenty three, and that could make winning reelection and more difficult. I. WanNa follow up here because I'm confused, we've got the one point two billion dollar budget gap, but there's also hundred million dollar budget gap this year because a revenues came in so much lower than what intimidated obviously because of covid how is that? Does that money just get sweeped into the next year I don't understand how that works. For the stint as might what I do right now. Is being filled by refinancing city data. So essentially, they're taking debt that it is at a higher interest rate. They're sort of refinancing it hoping to get a lower interest rate and they're taking those savings and then using that to cover the
High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure
"To AH new study. People who consume a diet rich in a flap in all heavy foods tend to have lower blood pressure. Researchers in the U. K studied the diets of more than 25,000 people. And compared what they ate with her blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure was lower in participants who ate those foods compared to those who didn't. The study is published in the journal Scientific reports, and it was funded in part Why Mars, the maker of Eminem's
Purdue Pharma Reaches Agreement With U.S. Department of Justice
"The Department of Justice just announced a settlement with Purdue Pharma, the drug company makes the opioid OxyContin. Critics accused Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family of helping to fuel the prescription opioid epidemic. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man is covering this say there, Brian. Hey, Steve. How are you? Okay. What are the terms? Look, this is a complicated deal. Basically what it means is that produce farm is going to pay out about $8.3 billion the Sackler family. The owners of this company will also give up control of this firm, which they really created and helped popularize opioids over the last 20 years. The Justice Department says. A lot of this money many of these resource is will go to communities around the U. S. Hard hit by this addiction epidemic. Remember about the quarter million Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses alone on the cost of these communities of recovering even before the corona virus pandemic. This was a devastating public health crisis. And what the Justice Department says is that this deal will rout funds to those communities. One other interesting detail is that Purdue Pharma will now become a public trust company, and that's very controversial. That's something that a lot of critics have pointed to is as something of deep concern. Although there is some criticism of this agreement already, even though it's just been announced, What is it that critics would say It's not enough in the Sackler is giving up the entire company and some of their personal fortunes. Well, One of the things that's happening here is that the Sackler family will walk away with much of their personal fortune. This deal, Steve calls for them to pay out about $225 million in their personal assets. Critics, including New York Attorney General Leticia James, who has sued the Sackler is directly say that's not nearly enough. She put out a statement just minutes ago. Saying This doesn't hold them accountable for the pain and destruction left by what she described as their greed. Another thing that is really interesting here is that this Public trust company will still have to see the details of how it's organized. But this will sort of put the government in the job of producing opioid medications. This will put the government very closely in connection with a company that caused one of the major public health crises or at least contributed to it. Over the last couple of decades. A lot of state attorneys general say they don't like that arrangement. They think it creates a kind of umbrella for the sack, Lear's and produce that could prevent future prosecutions. Well, how are communities that are hard hit by opioids supposed to get the money from this deal? A lot of that is still we're going to see how the details of this process works. What the Justice Department said today is that this will provide extraordinary resource is they also say that under this newly organized public trust company opioid medications will continue to be provided. Remember, these medications do actually have a medical purpose when they're prescribed appropriately? They say that this will rout resource is both in terms of medications and funds. Too many of those communities Brian, Thanks for the update, always appreciate it. Very good. Thanks,
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More End Cam, and she are all coming out of the Minneapolis College of Art Design. Still in school right now but they're their artwork is distinctive. It represents a unique style, a unique vision that is specific to them as creators and I'm thrilled to be able to work with them at have them on the book I think it's an honor. Even though they're new to the scene, but he's Bay are they are so good at what they do and I think people are really going to connect with their work. I know from the the samples you have here on the kick starter that I am connecting big time. I am really digging these. I WanNa see what they have in store here plus the idea of of go stories on Christmas is something that when I found out about it a few years ago it lit me up as well I've always been a fan of a Christmas Carol because it had that scary Christmas element to it so I can see why Why this attracted you so much it's it's why when I saw the first image. A cold winter's Eve. 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"I will put it in the show notes, and of course anything we tweet out or anything we'll have links as well. And also check out Knicks website nick macari, DOT COM and check out Chris's. Skinny K. Music and there's just a lot to dig through and a lot of fun stuff at both of those. Support this project? It's a really really good one and Do you guys want to give social media shutout before we close out? I'm good. I can't remember all my social is. It's you can find it all through my website. That's just helpful. Yeah, and we are. We do have a page on facebook. It's peerless kung-fu comic on Facebook, so please join us on that page for updates and are developing playlist. Nick and I are creating a an excellent nine. Have you have useless right now? I. Have not I'M GONNA. Do it as yes. We're off here Oh. Yeah, that's it's I'm actually Kinda surprised because I've been. Dumping Music in there since we started the Patriot like a month or two ago, and all sorts of really cool seventies period specific to this funk music. And disco stuff, just crazy stuff. Basically, it's very much. Tarantino wish 'cause you know how he is so involved in the different musical tries to he puts his movies right and taking that kind of approach and. I may be. People are secretly listening to too many people have commented on it I'm like come on. This is classic. Stuff was going on right. All Right? That's it. Thank you guys so much and good luck with this project. I know you're GONNA. Hit that stretch goal because it has to happen. Thanks Rob. We really appreciate the time to be on your show. All Right! Thanks for him. I've put the link to the kickstarter in the show notes and we'll also have it on posts at our social media. Once again, sharing this project with your followers in France is key, so please be an active participant and spread the word. While you're in the mood. Please share this episode. That draws attention to this show which we can always use. Oh, and please rate and review us. It only takes a few seconds and makes a huge impact on how many people see when we post a new episode. If, you have a crowdfunding project. Reach out to me itself gate media group at gmail.com on twitter at our southgate or on facebook at go fund this podcast. Tell me a little about the project or what you create an, I'll consider featuring it on the show. I would love to help you. Make your project a reality. Thanks, for listening everyone until next time. Doe Fund this..
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"Want to say two things on that point in another while shut up, throwback spurs one I actually was just talking to someone today and they were. You know people feel embarrassed. I mean especially now with the whole quota thing money's money with everybody pretty much and I. I think people feel embarrassed that they can't pledge, or they can't. Pledge a big thing and I actually tell all my friends that I'm talking to were canceled media. I'm saying dope back. I don't want you to back instead. Tell your friends. It is the exposure that is more important I mean if you WANNA back. That's great, but that's not what I'm asking for. What I'm asking for is to share and to spread and get. The is because so many people that see it. Will they contact my God? Is, great looks beloved. We want to help this type of thing the other thing is. So many people think. That they have to back. The higher pledges or you know the sixteen dollar, Pledge Twenty thirty whatever. I am totally fine with a dollar pledge, or if you just want it back, digital, which is I. Don't remember Title Five Bucks Yet, so if you WanNa, do that I, mean I'm totally fine with the dollar pledge because it gets you as a part of the community it gets, you may be involved to the point where you do. Share our updates, or whatever right and I would be ecstatic to to wake up one day and have a five hundred dollar pledges Lake. It's the money is secondary and really is down. It's the audience and the support in the community that we want to build. That is the more important well. That's saying you put that five dollars pledge. Make it six, and that's going to help. Make Music happen, too, but it's still a small amount it's it's a cup of coffee. I think it's you know being a touring musician, and in my younger years a lot of what you do as a touring musician is just get in front of people, and then go out, and you talk to those people and you you you know, show them how passionate you are about the music you're making and you listen to them when they have a reaction to what you've done, and it's a magical experience, and it's you can have that with writing a book if you're going to conventions and stuff like that, but this being our. Our first you know issue of the series and just trying to get it started we. We are kind of depending on the Internet to to be that right now. but we're. I think when you when nick talks about making that one dollar donation, and then being engaged in the project. That's that's exactly our our hope because our hope is that once you're engaged. You'RE GONNA. See how successful it is. You're going to see the development of it over time, and you know maybe later on, you will be in a position where you can make a bigger contribution, or you're to want to buy the other seven issues after the first one. And we are very adamant and everything that we've done thus far with creating this project, we want to build community. It's very important to us. We know that there are other nerds out there like us, who love the warriors kung-fu Louise blaxploitation films like we know that there are people out there who love this material and we can't wait to interact with you. We can't wait for you to be a part of this journey with us. So cool all right so everybody go to kickstarter. Look up peerless, p. e. E. R. L. E.. S. S..
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"To the climatic part, the music stores building up now. You can't control that, but when that happens and it does happen occasionally it's it's a it's a real moment. So i. think that's kind of what you're. You're touching on for the readers to have something to go along that. If, this were movie. These this would be the soundtrack that was playing during each of these scenes exactly. You of the the influence of coffee and Foxy Brown If you watch a lot of those movies from the seventies, shaft and there, there's great theme songs to those to those movies, and so I wrote a theme song for the series. Called high above the pain and I hired musicians and I, I have a producer. Who's you know onboard and ray to make this sound like a record found in the back been of a record shop? You'RE GONNA. pull it out and it's going to have the that kind of vintage sound to it. That analog sound to it. so we I heard all these musicians wrote the music. Booked the recording session we were set to go in March and then covid half, and the studio had closed down, and everybody obviously wasn't going out in public and So where we sit right now is We have figured out how to do the recording by Like having small groups of people come in at a time, but in order to make sure everybody's safe, and and there's no issues with the recording session We had to rent tattoo larger studio space and we had to. Hire additional engineer. And with the already large budget amount of money. We've invested in the book. just wasn't money to do the music aspect of that, so we created this tear on the stretch goal that if we raise those funds, then we can pull the trigger on getting in the studio and recording the Music Zari written. The musicians are a book. The producers on board. We've already talked about what it's going to sound like. We're just waiting for the funds to allow us to get in the studio and actually make it happen. You know it. It's almost like an entirely separate project, even though it's tied to it and it's. It's one of those that I'm looking at it going. This has to happen to it's it's reminding me a couple of things one is. You were talking about writers and their soundtracks I've a friend WHO's a comic book writer. He wrote mice templar and furious brain glass. I don't know if you know him. Chart he posts. Pictures of the soundtracks is to every day. They're inspiring him. And they're all these you know. These instrumental soundtracks and everyday I look at them, and I'm like Oh man I gotta go get my playlist out. Because it's it's so great. It just makes your mind explode without having the words get in the way Mike Nasmyth put out an album You know the monkees guy from the monkees. But he did a lot of Solo stuff. He had an album a concept album..
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"I would be hard pressed to think that I've never had like seventy characters appear somewhere or something like that, but as far as a focal point, especially in seventies, New York City I don't think I've ever. This is probably the first first one that I've worked on like that. Which I'm sure had a lot of you know is one of the things I was attracted to because I'm a child of the seventies eighties in New York, city, and And it's it's sort of like Qismat sometimes as certain projects like the fact that he just happened to through this on my desk ray. Literally this whole story takes place in South Bronx and I'm from the Bronx and Kristen. Don't know that because I don't say that anywhere on my social media. That I'm from Bronx. Some places probably say I'm from New York. City, but I'm from the Bronx. And this story is in the Bronx and you know. So many things lined up so I was like. Yeah. Right yeah, had you not do it right? So the kickstarter I'm GonNa, go through here, it says the kickstarter is for a twenty four page thirty two. If you hit the stretch goal, which hopefully do a full color, standard American, floppy comic. It's issue one of Eight, so this will be the thing that launch you into this eight issue series correct. That's great. The we got. It says here a true love letter to four very distinct things. Listen to this I. Mean you guys already know but to me that? This already has sold number one Kung Fu. Number two Walter, Hill's seventy nine class. The warriors number three New York City number, four attitude, strong female lead movies like coffee and Foxy Brown. That's a layup. Those are all things that I wanNA see mashed up. I WANNA see happened in a comic. Take the strong writing trick, take the strong art Nick, and I talked on the other show about the artwork. In here now you've found a couple of artists, are they? From? Argentina, is that correct? Yeah Spain different parts of Spain Valencia I think it gets a little confusing because we're. They're born. You know like everybody else. They move around radio show, so we just say Spain cover all the bases but yet Pablo piano. He's interior artist and he is just. If you see his work and you know he's. Doing Skies Afire for. Ages run. I don't know if they're doing more archer that. Amount of detail is just insane what he puts in his panels and I think he was very attracted to Islam is like what you touched on right there when you said the four distinct things, and that's why I picked up when I first saw prescrip- it's it's so fresh and unique, and it's not. It's not like these things never existed before, but just bringing them together like this and you know if it has been done in some sense, we haven't seen it in a very very long time, and I'm talking about in any medium and then I think Pablo picked up on that, too. When I presented it to him and he, he thought this very gritty urban New York. City, nineteen seventies would match his style of like super detail really well. If you saw the building shot that we have there on the campaign and you know there's a scene in the first book that takes place in the South Street seaport, so you have you know that crazy hectic with all the guys moving the fish in isolate stuff and it just. The details just off the hook. It really is, and it's it's. It's really stylized at the same time, so that's something that I find sometimes with..
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"Here. Chris you're trombone player right, yeah! Okay. That's that's that's my trade have been doing that for. Thirty thirty two years now. Yeah, that's the most shocking part to me because it's not usually trombone player that you think of as you know the driving force in a band so. Really I'm a sex player. My Dad was Alvin Jazz, drummer, so nice, yeah, man, but we do have to We do have to mark trombone player a little bit although it happens they. Share your the Bass Player of the orchestra. I was. It's a bad joke. I was looking at your website though I encourage people on a couple of points right here before we go on. First of all checkout Knicks website I if you listen to Allie chats I just did an episode with Nick and we talked about his writing, and and what he does. Nick mccarey. I hope I said that right Nick mccarey DOT COM I'll put it in the show notes. Go to his website. You'll be blown away by the stuff. He's done, but then last time I was talking to him, he said Hey. Chris website and skinny music crate, skinny? K. Music Yup. Man! This is so cool and I love the idea that all of this stemmed from you just creating some music and it took you somewhere. That is real artistic expression. I think this is just such a cool project and it stems from such a cool place. Rob I really appreciate that man and it's. It's true. I mean okay so first of all. Being a trombone player. We don't work a lot. You know there's the joke. What did the trombone player saying his last Gig you prize with that So I as a aspiring professional musician, I had to look at okay well, what am I going to do to make a career music work, and that was that meant like looking at all angles of the music industry so? Good God for a second, but he said comics. Oh No. because. There's another joke with that. so I thought I thought to myself well. You know if. You know only so many gigs trombone player can get so let's work on my writing and let's work on my arranging skills and let's. Work on. Producing events so I've. A back in. Two thousand thirteen did a nightmare before. Christmas Twentieth Anniversary.
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"Welcome back once again to go fund this I'm your host? Rob Southgate Hey I can't believe the excellent response I'm getting to this show, so many creators have reached out hoping to get on the show and so many of you. The listeners have written into. Let me know you love hearing about these projects and some are finding inspiration to start their own. It's really exciting. As I said last episode I'm going to share a tip each episode to help. You have a more successful crowdfunding project. Let's get right into it. Today's tip. Engage with your community. Engagement is key when trying to build interest in a project find where people that are your target are congregating online and be an active participant. facebook groups are great place to start. I got this tip from an interview. I did with John Lee Dumas from entrepreneur on fire when he guested on my podcast. New Media Lab. I asked him how he would make people aware of his podcast today if he were just starting out his answer absolutely applies to anyone with a kickstarter or Patriot or any Gogo or really anything they're trying to get attention for. What he said is he would find a couple of facebook groups that are focused on his subject and get engaged. There's that word again with the community before letting them know about his project. He suggested finding a way to engage every day for thirty days. John said start by replying to post at least one once a day. Answer a question, Chiro, resource. Give a tip. Make sure it's a reply, not just a thumbs up so other members of the group. Start seeing your name. After a week or so? You, post a question to the group and make sure to replied response. Don't promote your project to talk about yourself too much. People love to talk about themselves and to show how smart they are. If they sense, you're only there to promote. Many are going to figure that out, so play the long game and engage earnestly without promotion. Keep in mind you. You WanNa. Do this for thirty days market on your calendar.
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"Hello and welcome to go fund this podcast from nerds delay. In, these episodes we'll be talking to Crown Fund. Project managers about their projects, and what excites to. Come, listen as we talk about the passion. They have for their project. All right everybody and welcome back to go fund this. I Matt and I'm here with James Wilder I'm back of art beal press. Fancy press. I like it. I know give them getting real here. I always think blue. Beetle Nice when I hear arc beetle, for whatever reason and that's the division I have it. And I know that's not at all what you had in mind, but so we're GonNa talk about you gotta kick start up called. James Wilder the short stories, yes! and. We I wanNA talk about that, but let's first talk about your last kickstarter. You were on for because I. Still have notes from when we did that. You're on for the Porn Elliott. which was a bunch of short stories. Collaborated on by. A dozen Tahsin Sixteen Sixteen so a bunch of writers got together and you put that out. Go you guys funded. Yeah, we funded it. Quite well, we got A. Foot off the top of my head. I think about eighteen hundred dollars, so when went pretty good on and that? Is that officially out and everybody's got hold of it. Yes, yes, so we sent it out tobacco. There's one reward we haven't fulfilled yet. Just because we ran into trouble with the printers. These posters. We had it got. We're going to be done with a set of printers and they close Oh and we're. We're just trying to find either someone to do it for the same rate that was going to be done with that same quality or just you know I need to. You know figure something out to get it done in the same way I'd plan to sure show. Its nearly nearly been complete, but we're. Got One, lingering thing which..
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"In that first game and Beth was one of them, and she really stood out in that she was also a Gamer and she was very excited and interested in being involved in RPG project, and as it turns out her. Her bread and butter is in indy comics. She does a lot of indie comic work, and you can see that certainly in her art style. When capers came around, and I was looking for artwork for that I thought well. Let's see if bath can do the whole book because that's the. That's a lot of work. It'll be spread out over different times. And she was, and we negotiated all that out in the work done chunks, and I've been very happy with it made my art direction is. Straightforward. Described the basics of what's in there in the scene. and. Really let Beth kind of. Make her own as possible occasionally. I'm get really picky about something like usually the front cover I spent. We spent a lot of time going back and forth on the front cover, but a lot of the artwork it's. It's her envisioning this game world that I've come up with, and she makes good choices because she knows her way around stuff. The artwork is a comic book style, which is appropriate I think for. A game set in kind of first of all super game, and then also game set in the earliest days of comic books, so she made a lot of great color choices. The colors tend to be a little more muted, but with some good accents and things there's different spots in each illustration. It really pop and bringing illustration alive. I've been very happy with this and I love working with she's. She's a joy to work with. She knows her stuff. We trust each other and I. I've used her quite a bit on my projects and hope to continue to use her in the future of fair. You've also some great. Add ONS for the CAPER systems such as Moxie cards and playing cards as well as a series of adventures to get players into the game. What can you tell us about these? kind of went a little nuts with the support materials for capers. I did a lot of the stuff that. I had done previously for murders acquisitions, some adventures, a rules one sheet. Pages that you can slip into. GM screen for people who like to have that a couple of little things, but then obviously the playing card thing made sense to like drive through cards does a pretty good quality deck of playing cards, so made it very easy for me to do. Print on demand cards for that. I was kind of a no brainer the MOXIE cards came out of. Me Running out of stretchable ideas and figuring hey, why not make more work for myself and get? Another deck of cards and the moxie cards are are optional..
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"Hello and welcome to go fund this a podcast from new delay. In these episodes will be talking to Crown Fund. Project managers about their projects and what excites. Come listen as we talk about the passion. They have for their project. Hey everybody and welcome back to fund this. It's been a little bit of time, but we are back to talk with James Wilder High, James. About your book on Kickstarter, now. It is ten thousand dollars. Poor man's Iliad volume one a SCI FI anthology. Lot to talk about here before we get into those questions about the kickstarter specifically We have some kind of. Vetting questions here to make sure that you you years nerdy issues, you claim. Oh my gosh, they're tough. So first question in the impending Zombie Apocalypse. What is your weapon of choice? Who My weapon of choice. I feel like getting distance is always a good thing that instance, okay, all right? Yeah, so? Kidding Stereotypical. Probably, a gun that wouldn't break down very easily like nine hundred eleven style things something reliable something reliable. You're not going to be able to always get parts. You know you get some really fancy. Like blows up everywhere, but right something something a little practical. Okay, all right that sounds good. That's a good answer. second question. Given all the site you know. What planet do you want to most visit? This is really important since it's a sci fi anthology lake, this is going to be important. My first instinct is to say gala fray, but they are really stuck up. There might not actually view that fun to visit right. Now is. The my first instinct, but. You know. Actually that in in Star Trek the original series. They visit this pleasure planet where they are fantasies kind of come to life. Planets like an amusement park. That's never that's been out of use for a while yet. That actually would be really fun. I'd love to go that..
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"Hello and welcome to go fund this podcast from nerd stowaway. In these episodes will be talking to Crown Fund project managers about their projects and what excites. Come listen as we talk about the passion. They have for their project. All right and we're back again with gofundme this this is like three weeks in a row. This is amazing. I'm once again I'm here with rob, Southgate, say how rob. Hi Rob. Three weeks at a row. Two of them are me right? I promise you I won't start another one next week. Because that's a lot of crowds that are funding again, that'll be. This'll be it for a little while okay so real. Quick since you were on last week. When we talk about The POD Life Book how you guys doing on that. You know it really picked up steam in the last twenty four hours. we have. At the moment this recording we have four days to go. So if this post tomorrow still say four days to go we had a goal of eight hundred were at seven, hundred, forty, six. We are ninety three percent. Funded we can see the light at the end of that tunnel. I mean fifty four dollars away. I'm already I don't know if you recall this, but on our kickstarter for pot life we actually had put the The stretch goals hidden and revealed on here what the person goal was! I. I'm telling you. All we need is at this point. A hundred and fifty four dollars and we got that I stretch goal. We're adding five chapters to this book. We've got four days to do that. I feel really confident now while you guys exploded today. Honestly, it wasn't just a little bit of steam. You guys went from under fifty percent in all way up to ninety three. Yeah so. People are site actually I know of a couple other people that that wrote to me privately. Saying I can't wait to get home from work I'm going to be you know. Donating, tonight or tomorrow morning? Yeah, Wonderful Tomorrow's payday so as always a good time to donate. Yeah, yeah, so You know I hope people give to Houston and I hope people donate to this to to make this project. The most can be excellent, well Let's instead switch a little bit of gears normally..
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"Hello and welcome to go fund this podcast from nerds. In these episodes will be talking to Crown Fund project managers about their projects, and what excites. Come listen as we talk about the passion. They have for their project. Hey, everybody! We're live at Gen con. Fifty talking to Jim San Martino about his game, secrets of secrets of the law station lost station. Yes, so he's got to kick. Start going right now. You got ten days left. This is Saturday by the time this goes up. We're going to be a little less. A little eight days left. Does about the game and about everything epic? Sure absolutely so everything epoch famous secrets lost tomb, also big trouble China and the upcoming Rambo game. We introduce you to the highly anticipated standalone game six loss station. Station takes place one thousand years in the future. It's a cooperative game for one six players, and it is a sci fi action adventure of a station diving experience actually, and so normally I know these kinds answers, but what are we looking at for? Backer levels here? Backer levels very exciting. We have a one dollar pledge level comes with the thirteen different missions normally that are. Are Inside of the game which you get a bonus, because it's kick starter exclusive of having twenty nine missions in it to exclusive characters. Then he got all the way up to our galaxy defender level, which is two hundred and fifty dollars. That's two hundred dollars savings, sixty one missions, and one hundred eight miniatures, ranging from forty millimeters up to one hundred and twenty millimeters. Okay so. You guys have eight eight or ten days left. Your sixty ish percent. Yes, we are on this. Are Eleven kickstarter? Absolutely sure we're going to be funding this one, but we need your support. See how high we can go to see how many retail additions we're going to be making so if you want to get your copies Mitchell, go to the kickstarter. You get more information from everything. Epic Dot, US everything, epic dot us. definitely a great place to go. This is going on now. Definitely, get people over there and checking this out. Anything else about the company or the game that you want to mention. We're a five year old company and we're very excited to be able to release these titles this year. We're leasing five titles just this year, so with big trouble little China and Rambo coming out in January, we're super excited to bring you the station and continue the adventure and the stories. We tell excellent. We'll check that out and I'll definitely look at it to see what I can do and definitely check that out. It's everything epic. Dot Us. That's correct. Thanks very much Matt thank you. And that'll do US tonight for. This podcast.
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"They're important, but not everybody likes him so I. Don't want to people that are non into the creation sessions to miss a week or two have to wait a week so. July first that'll kick back off Therefore lights is probably still end of We have to get some stuff settled here. One of the big one of the big hurdles right now is. we had a headphones splitter for our laptops so that when we wanted to watch TV on our laptops, we can plug that plugs headphones in and we're good. Both of the headphones splitter were stolen. That was that went with recording equipment. So there's like small odds and ends like that that are not huge deals, but they make an impact, so we did get a TV. My brother is fantastic and gave us a giant plasma TV that they weren't using anymore. So, we have A. We have a BLU ray player. That's going to play net flicks, so we're caught up. There It's just a matter of finding the time to sit down now and get started So yeah, that's that's all still in the works and then go fund me as soon as I have. A I'm confident about setup for mix minus. that'll start happening in two right now. I know the board can handle it, but I don't have a laptop that will. Have a second laptop because we're kind of down one right now so I need another laptop to run the skype into the mixer that goes into the computer that record on That's just the the setup for mix minus. Eventually that'll happen and I'll be happy to have that and hopefully I'd say August Ish. Who will see some of that will probably do some gofundme Easter or go fund this. Go Fund this in in August, for Gencon, we might do in the very beginnings of July four. indie pop conned on WHO's there we we don't always know in. Honestly some of that stuff hasn't even launched yet. So we may do some of those on on site, and if we do it should be should be relatively quick turnaround and get those out to you guys. And then I hadn't we hadn't officially announced it, but we did have another podcast in the works It's still in the works. this obviously put it back on its production schedule, so that was should be coming out. I'd say sometime late July early to mid August hopefully that that timeframe is enough to get us back on on track for where.
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"But it will accommodate the six players that we're going to have. It will not do mix, minus which is definitely an upgrade we need to do by. August. I think is when we're One of our players, he's coming back is not gonNA be able to come back to town anymore and he's going to have to be over the Internet and a mix minus his very important to that. so got that setup Kinda right now. Where where we're taking a concern on that and we have to figure that out not a huge deal What what else do we have to buy by Mike's and cords? Honestly I can borrow. Mike's Super worried about that. We've got three right now. I can probably scrounged up another to that are really relatively easy to find. I think they're in my stuff. I just don't know where there. unlike the sure. Fifty eight I. Think I, it's in the the. Go Fund me information unlike the sure fifty eight that we have these are bearing her twenty dollar pieces of junk from Amazon. That I'm very happy to have. Don't get me wrong, but they are definitely not the quality that ensures put out. And the shirts are kind of what I consider bottomline for I WANNA be. I guess I'll get over that since you know. We have to replace the MIC so if I find those to. That will put us at five, and I'd like to slowly replace those The mixers big deal cords are big deal and we need a bags, so that you know when we're not recording, we can put them away and put everything away and put it somewhere safe, so it's not just out like it was this last time which. May have been part of the problem, so bags and Mike's and cords I'd like to pick up a couple of. I'd like to pick up at least wine blue snowball kind of backup. It's also Kinda, my loner for when People WanNa to do stuff that isn't here with us, but is still part of the nurse domain so I'm Kinda short on that right now as well and then I cannot find zoom h one which I did not put in the go fund this or.