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Polish women protest new abortion restrictions
"And cities across Poland. Against the Constitutional Court ruling the band's almost all abortions, with exceptions only for cases of rape, incest or where the mother's health is at risk of the ruling outlawed abortion, even in the event of fetal defects. Which accounted for 98% of all illegal abortions carried out in Poland last year. Martin Lynn, partisan activist with Polish women's strike and has been organizing the protests. Where does Thie Court ruling leave women in Poland? What we're facing now are two ways of action. One is the doctors who actually already contacted us is organization that supports fight for abortion and declared that they will not actually comply with Mrs Trump's Gus announcement because they don't consider this a cart rolling. All of them are even prepared to go all the way with the criminal charges, if needed, because the state's obviously will try to impose this announcement is a court's ruling, and also there is a team over our lawyers that is tasked with preparing individual cases, but also general cases. To European Commission to European institutions, all kinds, of course, that we can rely on national and international. So now we go for the legal grounds. You go for the judiciary system to help us. We promote initiatives that provide abortions that support women who want to have an abortion. Either abroad or here in Poland, because we're talking about something that will be happening anyway. If the ban is there or not. The problem is that many women won't know that the fetus is damaged because now many of the doctor's just won't tell them during the tests because they will be afraid to be investigated if than some abortion happens or something happens earlier this week, we heard from a Polish government spokesman who Distance himself from this ruling, he said. It was a court ruling. But you are questioning the composition off the court that made this ruling. Am I right? I'm not the only person to question that. We are questioning it. Off course, the lawyers are questioning this. A European institutions that put a complaint finally. Against Poland in the European Court of Justice also questioned this. So we now have an example What happens if there is no independent judiciary is the rule of law is actually broken. We have in the living example off the decision. That is not a court ruling. And now we have to take all the forces to bring this to the light and to win this in court in the independent course. You're thinking about the legal and the medical challenges to this ruling. But where the protests going from here tomorrow we are protesting in churches outside of the churches. And we're telling the Catholic Church of Poland that is extremely happy with the bond that they think will be imposed in Poland that they are wrong with putting their own religion above women's rights. And on Monday we go carb locates and their old locates all over Poland, and on the Wednesday we strike because the police state is not working properly anymore with the panda. Mia was declared the economy crisis of and with the human rights crisis, so we might as well stop Poland for good until someone comes to them their senses. Got a
Taylor Welch On How Inexpensive Products Drive High-Ticket Sales
"We're Roland Taylor how you doing. Amazing or you Gus Rocket? Or happy to chat I, think the last time but actually when. You visit riches event rich. Shefrin in Florida. It was right before the. Movie Madness. For the world shut down did man. A massive gavitt gathering of people for twenty four hours. Like the covert thing wasn't even on my radar at that point like I hadn't even been thinking about it and then like within a week after we got back it just like went crazy. I think the travel bad had just happened and and then it was like. Everything went to zero. I remember thinking I'm like there's no way. There's no way that everything's GonNa shut down like it was in Europe and then starbucks closed and I was like it's over. Over. starbucks capitulated. We're all done. Point and then it was not that long over here. That was like the only thing that actually somehow did reopen I or stay open ended. They just had the longest lines in the world I might not no one makes coffee. Tea. Sarah Okay I was just in Charlotte. It is bad. They're still because. do do you go to starbucks? They could have like three people in the shop saint we're open here. Everything here is open in Nashville because we're not traders. Charlotte. Still I remember just being like what is going on was like fifty people at Align de man I would not wanna live here right now. To the Queen's city but. Put your mask on and going there I guess right did he goes still kind of like half shut like half like restaurants and stuff are kind of open like minimum capacity I think our gym's open yet but I think Close I don't. That's why. On. Gyms opened up because there's a gym in La Hoya that I'm Jay described to you because every time Jim they opened August thirtieth August thirty first. Let me guess you go to dit. La Hoya fit club or something. Yeah. Yeah. Because standard bracket stand to our buddy goes to be so yes, I. Do think it's open because I've heard him say Nice Nike solved. That I know that. Much to the gym. A. Gym. On A. Workout harder. So we're talking about working out I don't think but gives a scoop man because we. We've been following you guys for a long time you in Chris Evans you guys are partners traffic and funnels a physical newsletter. What the memo's I think it's called right Think, they changed the name to insiders access but. Hey Go. Yeah. It's cool because it's like short punchy just gets to the point I think monthly. Dirt cheap. So it's kind of a no brainer. That gives us a scoop of your story, dislike a little brief background, and maybe you know at t.f, trafficking funnels and all that. So. I started freelance as a copywriter in two thousand fifteen. and. I'm at Chris in a mastermind that was run by Ryan Leveque time, and if you haven't had heavies awesome already know him. So he he was a mentor of sorts to me back in the day. I met Chris in I. Think it was called like. You guys remember this this NASA got on facebook next level or next level masterminds Ryan levesque's thing. Yeah I remember. Yeah. Now, you can't call anything next level because it's so cliche but he was one like back in the day it was also. Who some next level shit back and it was the next level stuff. Exactly. So, Chris was doing advertising just space book advertising and I was doing copywriting and we met. Some. Of the stuff that I was doing, wanted it for some of his clients. So we kinda disconnected we sent clients back and forth for about six months in eventually was just like the list of partner up and see what we can do because I'm sitting implants you're sending me your clients, but if we could put it under one roof, you know it'd be amazing started agency. So we did the agency thing for a couple of months and it was great we. In the first three months we got up to like twenty, five, thirty game we started consulting in January -cause we were. We were doing work for people, but there were friends were asking us what was going on we that we started doing education because of that Excuse me a little Kobe remnants here. Not, really all. Now really okay. So we stopped, we actually hired a guy named Sam in January of two thousand sixteen and he looked at our economics in our business model and he was like you guys are GonNa make way more money. If you just teach the ropes rather than doing it, you're like I oh, you know we we kinda like doing it and but we got so busy on the consulting side that our prices were like two hundred brands of the funnel people don't WanNa pay that. Ended up. Yeah. We kinda discontinued it just from pricing so His been it's it's actually just hit. It's five year mark. says. It was actually started in September of two, thousand fifteen don't. We just crossed over that threshold twenty twenty. So it's been around for five years. started. Go really fast two, thousand, Sixteen Golf we were at half a million dollars a month. By the time we got to the beginning of two thousand seventeen be Kinda got stuck there for a little bit lassoed out of two thousand eighteen we started hiring a team did everything wrong lost the team tried again lost that team to but by the? Nineteen it pretty good team. We had a really good operator who came in our coo in we started sales mentor. The beginning of nineteen sort of wealth gap mid two, thousand, nineteen. We just acquired a business in Australia a couple of months ago. So now we have A. Four or five businesses kind under this portfolio of companies anti is it goes back and forth from being the biggest to the second business at biggest business actually. So kind will know for is becoming the second largest in the company of the portfolio companies
"gus" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Where you can get access to, I may just for VIPs like yourself head to our website. How do up with Gus, and hit support our podcast on the pop-up ad once again. That's how to up with Gus. Com. How let's get back in the huddle. And everyone we're back with former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil coach Vermeil has been telling us some great stories about his life growing up and you know how he got started in coaching and and the people that made an influence in his life and and now we're on to the Eagles and telling us some great stories. So Marnie, I know you have some incredible questions for Coach Vermeil, you know growing up seeing him in that building every day with your with your grandfather with your mom there. So go ahead. I know you have some incredible questions for Coach Vermeil. Well, you know, I would definitely say that coach from me off all taught me the work ethic that I believe I have I know that his work ethic was incredible so coach you obviously have not that is not slipped away as you've you know, gracefully. So what do you I mean, how do you continue to have this drive and grit like, what are your motivators to do that? Well, I think it's very very important as you get older to keep moving but not. Just your feet your head as well. Okay, and I think it's so easy to walk down. Let's see. I'll be 80 for this coming month. I want to wind up to be I want to be in on the upper one percent of Eighty-Four, you know, not that I'm trying to live longer. I just like to live older better. Okay, and and I haven't stopped doing anything that I like to do because I'm 84 that I did a 44. Okay some things I don't need as well. I'm sure but hey, I'll begin Montana first week in November in the hills of ninety three Thousand Acre rain for elk and and and there'll be guys a lot younger that are staggering but they come in and I feel great but you have to work at it, you know, you you have to make a contribution every day 2 to your own personal health, you know, so, all right. How do you deal with disappointment dead? Poorly, that's a good question. You know, that's a good question money, you know. The first thing to do is to evaluate the disappointment and what percentage of the reason of the disappointment is related to you directly, right, you know, a lot of people handle disappointment improperly and that they look for other people to to blame. You know, I'm not a blamer in fact probably a fault sometimes I want to assume too much of the fault for the disappointment or the loss or whatever or the real problem and I've learned over the years that many times it was I was a police state percentage. So first you gotta be grateful for what you have. You gotta be grateful what you are and you gotta look forward to trying to be what you'd like to end up being, you know home you'd like to be a little better than you were yesterday or last month and you don't have to be fifteen eighteen or Thirty to do that you do that the rest of your life. I just like to be better on my 84th birthday than it was on birth. 83rd in certain things within my life, you know and and it can happen I think for you the people that are really good at what they do. They're resilient enough to say like I'm going to set an egg timer with this disappointment and when that's over I'm going to move right on Turn the Page and keep going because yeah more opportunity ahead of you than money. You know, that's one reason. I left a coaching in eighty-two I got so I did a very very poor job of that. I would blame the loss on Sunday to something on I did rather than the overall package or why we lost well, maybe we got beat by a better team or a guy fumbles the ball he fumbles the ball or a guy throws an interception I would fight I should have run a running play. He wouldn't, you know wouldn't throw an interception all these things and they build up so pretty quick. You're not handling the loss properly because it's a distraction from preparation to do something better next week, and I it was a snowball effect on me. I mean it just wage. Really bother me and I can remember we were in Dallas and we beat Dallas, you know, it was a second time. We beat Dallas in Dallas and we're Landing in Philadelphia that night off and I'm I got my notes out of my lab working on next week and all that and Carol looked at me and she said by God, why did you check a minute and just enjoy the fact that you won and I got so the the joy of winning didn't last very long because I was moving my thinking to the next challenge too soon before I relaxed and really enjoyed it. Then when I would lose I couldn't get over the loss because I kept going evaluating why we lost and what I could have done as a coach to have prevented, you know, and and that you start doing that. I'll tell you it's snowballed on me. It just wore me out so codes for dying light off. Yeah, yeah, you moved from the Eagles. So there you have some some, you know, at the end of your Eagles coaching career that had to be tough for you because you fell in love with the city the city loved you and and Thursday as we know a lot of coaches will move on and then you go to Saint Louis. So tell us what you took the Saint Louis of all those things you learned from, Philadelphia. Well first off I Gus I took a way to coach a football team in 1980 with me back in nineteen seventy and nineteen ninety seven. Okay. Nobody was doing it that way anymore guys would come to our training camp visiting college coaches and they're good travel around the track during the training camp season and then their college season starts later and they would always come up to me saccoccia. I was so and so practiced alot last couple of days. I was over here, and not there. It's not a bulb football practice. You're running here. I said, I don't know.
"gus" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"This believe that he really has something to give he has a gift and what he has to do is to work and develop that gift. My job is to find what that gift is a giving the tools and the advice and the leadership that would allow him to be the best. He could be somewhere down the road but it's going to take time and patience and and hard work. That's right coach do you think That when you try to find that gift and somebody as a player you have to understand that full person, right? Because I think that a lot of guys that I've known you see a lot of Talent come through the NFL but and they all have gifts right but how do you pull that out of them? You have to understand that complete person. So tell me what did you do to get know those players in a way that they really believed and trusted in you. Well first off you can you communicate honestly, you know, you know, if you you tell me some kind of a fib to a player it's a secret for about 30 seconds in the locker room and everybody knows it. You can lose credibility instantly in an NFL locker room and you have to make decisions not always the popular decision, but the right decisions and and and not being impulsive about it. Then if you have a deep enough philosophy the decisions you make sometimes seem him. To believe but it's you've been there and done it before and you know, how you think and this is how I'm going to respond to the situation. I'm in but the number one thing is be honest with your players telling the truth. Sometimes I really don't want the truth. They don't want to be told they're not quite good enough. They don't want to be told that they haven't worked hard enough they want they don't want to be told that they they've overlooked some Talent they've had for too long has too late the NFL and done sit around a way for you to grow up, you know, and I I learned a long time ago gosh that there's no correlation between maturity and age, you know, I've coach kids fifteen years older weren't mature as hell and I've coach guys thirty-five years older. We're still growing up, you know, so that's what I would do Gus and and and working with the kids thing is number one. And then the number two thing is to be a good example for him. You better do what you ask them to do in a way that they can see. Do you really believe in what your name? Need to teach them you reinforce Everything You Believe In by your example your team will not be what you are not. Okay your family variety with you are not that's all there is to it. And so I I use that I I've actually had NFL players come to me a locker room says goccino, you know, because in the off seasons and the NFL we would have positioned to intercept the house Carol know what form the big cable. I have sitting up stairs. We sat at last night. We took it with us because we could seat 18 people on it and we'd have players around there and I had a number of players coming a coach in my marriage. I want to try to develop the relationship that you and your wife have and pass it on to my family. Now that goes, you know, you don't get that on football field office in a meeting room or every day you get that in these other little things you add to who you really are and what you believe in and you know, but by being an example some wage Kids have never had a I've never seen a parental relationship. Some of them don't know how their dad is. You know, I I've experienced all these conversations behind closed doors so long. I felt that I didn't realize that phase was an impacting certain kids, but it was brought to my attention and made me feel good and I didn't have to change anything. But that's what we thought. You know, that's what we do. And but I think the big thing is when you look up in the eye, you gotta tell them the truth and and you have to be believable in the only way you can be believable consistent and MCU. They see in you you're in your actions what you're actually talking about. Yeah. Oh wait. Sorry guys. Were you going to page real quick money, you know coach I've always felt like Your example of of how you lead. I was a high school coach after I played and you know just didn't go any further After High School, but I know.
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"gus" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Hey everyone. We appreciate you joining us in the Huddle. I'm your host 15-year NFL quarterback Gus. Frerotte alongside my longtime friend and co-host Dave Hager where we talked to guess about how Sports shaped their life. Be sure to check us out on our website huddle up with Gus, where you can listen to more episodes just like this now, let's join the huddle. Welcome everyone to the sports circus. I'm your host today just fraud on shuttle up with gusts. You can find us at radio.com or wherever you listen to your favorite song guests and we want to thank everyone for listening on YouTube and Facebook. Also we want to thank our listeners on Ki OS 97.9 in Las Vegas public radio, KC a birthday. And also the people on 1631 digital news today. Our guests is none other than careless in the Duke women's basketball coach new Duke women's basketball coach. You may know her from the WNBA playing at the University of Tennessee and all of our other accolades. She has a gold medal around her neck as well. So Kara, thank you for joining me on how to up with Gus. How are you? I'm doing great. It's exciting time for us down here at Duke. Our students are back on campus. We started workouts with our players this week and you just kind of got that beginning of the month. All those exciting feelings amongst the staff and among suppliers about getting started. Oh, I'm sure I'm sure everybody is excited to get back and get working because we've been in such a a downturn that was covered. But let's get back to when you were a kid and really how you fell in love with sports talk to me about growing up in Alexandria, Virginia. I mean, knew that place well from playing with the Redskins. My wife was a nurse at Fairfax Hospital, you know, I knew that area really well, but tell me about growing up and why you fell in love with sports. Well, I got into sports at an early age. My dad was an active dad in terms of putting us into sports teams. And we had a role in our house that you had the place for every season and matter what it was you could you could pick what it was but every season fall winter and spring you had to be in a sport and so I tried them all off. Um, I tried everything. I've played a little football. I played baseball played basketball. I ran track played tennis just really tried everything and wanted to see what spoke to me. You know what I enjoy the most and that was basketball. So once I got into fifth or sixth grade, I realized that basketball was my favorite. I still played soccer up until high school, but really knew that basketball was where I wanted to play what I wanted to play in college and at that time when I was in elementary school, there wasn't a WNBA So my dream was a plane NBA because there wasn't a league yet for for women and then when I got into high school, they they started and that gave me an even a clear path. I knew wanted to play college but then have dreams of being a professional athlete as a as a young woman. And so that was pretty special just like it is for a lot of players to get drafted and get a chance to fulfill a childhood dream of being a professional athlete but it all started for me back home the DC area. I still have a home in Alexandria, Virginia and still very close track of my childhood friends my high school friends. I'm actually going back there this weekend. So I'm there a lot. My mom is there and I have a sister that lives there as well. So it's very much home for me here. So, you know, you say you tried everything right? I think that's really good for kids today. So tell me how you feel about kids playing multiple Sports cuz I think it gives kids such an understanding of All the different aspects of what the game really is because if you just play one sport, you don't really get to expand your skill sets. How do you feel about that? I mean I can only say what work for me and to be involved in different types of sports really helped my overall growth and development not just physically because you utilizing different muscles and finalizing different types of endurance different types of cardio, but I didn't know all that stuff back then I just enjoyed that it was something new for me to have figure out and off and and so when you're a basketball player what you have to figure out and and how you have to try and look attack the game is different than when you're playing soccer. It's different than when you're playing football and it's different than when you're playing tennis or running track and all those things really are challenging you to think quickly challenging you to think clear and then teaching yourself to transfer now those thoughts into a specific actions for a sport. So for me, it was invaluable to be able play all those different sports. It also exposes you to different teammates and Different ways that you interact with your teammates on the field where in track maybe I was out there by myself and Tennis. I was out there by myself when I was in soccer. I'm out there at the same time with ten other players words of basketball should be four players. Whereas in football. It's ten other players, but some of them I don't play with on the other side of the ball. I mean, there's so many things that you learn as a young person that I mean deep were in like the how to win how to lose right? Like, of course, you look really learned how to win or lose but even deeper than that is how to interact with people in a competitive setting and when you're constantly changing that setting I think it makes you should just a better all better overall complete athlete in person. So how many times would you go to where there wasn't a coach a parent or anybody around where you go to the court you mean hook up for me? That's what we did all the time. We went to a field of Court. It was just me and my buddies or you know other kids from neighborhoods, and we really learned how to like you're talking about dealing with situations. There was no coach they're handling. Stuff right you had to handle it as kids and it taught you a lot about right and wrong and all the situations how to deal with them. Now. Did you have a court or a favorite place in the area where you would go play?.
Firefighter battling blaze in California found dead
"Ah, firefighter is killed in the wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest in California boxes. Jeff Paul west of there in Monrovia, California, says it's another hot, dry day. This is what's concerning firefighters. As these winds pick up, you have spot fires that reignite on the hillside, and there's really no telling where the Gus will carry the hot embers, potentially extending and already growing
Brooklyn, New York shootings leave 2 dead; suspects on the loose
"The The NYPD NYPD is is investigating investigating at at least least 12 12 shooting shooting incidents incidents this this weekend weekend around around the the city, city, including including a a deadly deadly one one in in Dyker Dyker Heights, Heights, Brooklyn. It was fined 30 yesterday evening 33 year old orphan but was sitting in a BMW along 78th Street. When he was shot three times in the midsection. Gus lives on the block. There was was a a guy guy online online right right next next to to a a green green BMW. BMW. There There was was two two people people working working on on them. them. There's There's actually actually a a guy guy put put duct duct tape tape on on his his chest chest to, to, uh, uh, stop stop any any type type of of bleeding. bleeding. Police are looking for possibly two suspects who escaped in a car. Or Roseanne. It's another sign. Things are going downhill. I live in Brooklyn all my life. I've never seen so much crying. So fast. In a few months, and it's just been a horrible thing. Following this shooting. A 23 year old man was shot to death outside the English. All houses in Fort Greene and a 35 year old man was killed by gunfire along 107th Avenue in Queens. Roger Stern, 10 10 Wins and Dyker
U.S. initial jobless claims flat at 884,000 in latest week; ongoing claims rise
"Right now. The weekly tally of jobless claims is out while a pandemic stimulus bill appears dead in Washington, were joined by Gus Fouche, chief economist at PNC Financial Services, based in Pittsburgh. Let's begin with the jobless claims Gus kind of give us a thumbnail sketch of them and what you think about it. So basically the number of people applying for unemployment in the insurance in the week of September 5th was about flat with what we have had previously the end of August, and the number of people getting unemployment insurance actually rose slightly in late August. So what That indicates is that layoffs are still extremely high. We have, you know, 30 million people getting unemployment insurance benefits close to that and there just a huge number of elevated. There's a huge number of people getting unemployment in the situation does not appear to beginning much better. And so this interesting, very interesting situation in Washington, I guess is just exacerbating the situation here is it doesn't appear like we're going to get a deal done that. That's right. And obviously there, you know, we have 30 million people. Almost 30 million people getting unemployment. Many of them saw their benefits cut at the end of July when those that extra $600 per week expired. And I think a lot of them are going to be very stretched financially. And so I think it's important that if we want the recovery to continue that consumers, those who've been laid off in lost their jobs have money to spend. And I'm worried that the longer this persistent, the more it's going to drag on consumer spending, and it's going to slow the economic recovery that we're starting to see, and maybe even just the uncertainty making people who do have jobs less likely to spend their money. That's right. I mean, obviously we continue to see layoffs from a lot of companies. The situation with the pandemic does not appear to be getting any better on so I think that people are reluctant to spend both because they're concerned about been debt pandemic, But they're also concerned about their own jobs in their own financial situation. And so that could become a drag is this is things continue? So what do we need? If there is a deal in Washington and with the politics, we don't know if we'll get one. But what would you as an economist like to see their their few things I'd like to see. I'd like to see, Additionally do the unemployed and perhaps additional stimulus checks like many households got earlier this year. I think we need more small business assistance. Many of those small businesses are closing. Even though they would be viable. If it's the pay endemic. We're not in place and then I think we need a day for state and local governments were going to start to see huge job and budget cuts at the state and local government level later this year, and that's going to be real drag unless Congress can provide made their good inside. Thank you so much. That is Gus Fouche, chief economist at PNC Financial Services, based in
California wildfires set record as more than 2 million acres are scorched
"Wildfires are tearing through the West Coast. Hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned. A B C's chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, is in Southern California. She says 2020 is setting a terrible new record for wildfires have well surpassed the most ever burned to date in a single year. And today could be worse because we've got these guts, which we've already seen. About 40 MPH in some of the mountain passes those red flag warnings. The high wind advisory is go all the way to the coast, so Los Angeles and even the beaches included in some of those high wind spots. We could see Gus to 55 right here in the mountains, and we do have
What Went Wrong With Contact Tracing Apps
"Back in March when it was clear that cove nineteen was spreading rapidly across Europe the UK had a problem much like the US ability to test for the virus was extremely limited. So while they race to increase their testing capacity, they put their faith in a technological solution. When they embarked on this APP, it was going to be the primary government response to this entire pandemic. while. Other governments such as Germany I deployed testing capabilities and then got their hospitals ready for the flow of patients. The UK prioritize development of an APP to do all things and that is the APP wasn't just to do contact tracing the APP was there to detect whether or not you are risk, and so it wanted to use as much data as a could in order to compute whether or not based on you not feeling well and based on your interactions with others. Could they guess essentially whether or not? You had the virus so it was supposed to be the in extraordinary intelligence exercise to compensate for the fact that they didn't have testing. The NHS spent months developing their tests and trace APP and in early May they launched a limited trial of the newly minted tech on the Isle of wight. That's an island on the south coast of England. The APP worked are was supposed to work by enabling smartphones to communicate with each other via Bluetooth users would enter their health data which would then be shared to a centralized server. If they had Kobe's symptoms, other users, they'd come in close contact with would be alerted and directed to self isolate. Gus was one of eleven people on an ethics, advisory board for the project, and so he got an early look at the APP and it didn't take long for all of them to find problems when we audited the APP, it showed that it was the moment you opened it it was contacting Microsoft and Google and it's forgivable to some degree because. To be fair to the people working on this up, they were the front line of the pandemic response in the UK, and so they were working twenty four hour days trying to create an option whatever code they can grab from wherever they were just putting it in to create an APP that could be deployed but that's different from creating that is privacy friendly and secure and trustworthy but the bigger finding in our tests that we didn't talk about that much was that it wasn't working. We were testing whether or not. It was detecting Bluetooth connections with other devices around and nothing we could do could get it to detect a phone that was just right beside it. And when we reported this to the developers, their response was on on on a we've got this all sorted, and so this is where we get to the point where as a representative of the privacy community. I wasn't often raising privacy issues about the APP I was raising questions as to whether or not it would work. And second who it would work for could be deployed on every mobile phone or. The most recent mobile phones, the ones that cost thousand dollars plus can it be used by everybody in all walks of life or just by the people who are in professional services? Kept demanding for the actual data to see have you tested it? Can you show me that devices that actually works on King's show me the response rates and they kept on saying no, it works fine. It worked fine. It works fine until finally in June they had actually it was only recording iphones at four percent of the time, which is a disastrous. result. June. Eighteenth they announced there were not going to launch the APP. What happened as a result? What was the fallout? The fallout from the failure of the APP was that. The government had invested so much political capital and. Finally. Being competent one thing because it had failed on protective gear, it had failed undeployed testing and the ED failed on care homes and the numbers are deaths were rising and the prime minister even been hospitalized, and so they needed a win and in that period of time they were building up this up. They were making this APP sound like it was the solution to everything because it had to be the solution to everything because they had no other solutions elsewhere and so the political capital and the public trust capital that they were investing this out. All. Got Wasted. And I think, even the public were hoping that tech would be the solution and everybody woke up the next morning with a horrible hangover from this entire before months of wasted energy and opportunity. A number of APPs have been launched Germany has has touted its version. The State of Virginia just launched its APP recently. have. You seen an APP that you could give a rubber stamp of approval to so. Most of the APPS, you just listed off have shifted over to using the Google, apple implementation, which is as far as we can see into it a very good design from the privacy and security perspective and theory people should feel safe as they download those apps and use those APPs. The Google apple tracing tool went public on May twentieth like the UK's APP, it relies on Bluetooth technology unlike the UK system, it doesn't collect data and share it to a central database. It's useful for individuals but does not supply health information. Back to governments there are complaints about the apple and Google software I'm thinking of Switzerland in the Swiss health department has really complained about Swiss Kovic, the name of their App i WanNa read you the statement from the Swiss Health Department spokesman who said we don't know and have no way of finding out the number of people warned by the APP or any false positives or false negatives essentially, they're complaining that there's no way to get good statistics that they could use for public health purposes. What do you make of that? Leave Swiss responses entirely right. They can't learn about the nature of the disease they can't learn about. Transmission and all those things that would be helpful. The Apple Google model currently precludes any of that kind of sharing of data with the public health agency apple, Google of made some decisions saying if governments want to collect data, they can collect data, but they're not gonNA collected via a covid contact tracing APP on our operating systems and I think that's their right to say as such but it's also given rise to concern that up on Google far too much power to make these decisions. and I wonder what you make of that concern as both a privacy expert and as a human I've struggled a lot with this question but I've seen the way that this process takes place across the world I've seen the beauce's that have arisen. Around the pandemic response, but generally around governments who just can't stop themselves when it comes to the ability to get access and exploit data about their citizens and around dissidents and how they treat people generally and marginalized people in target people. So apple and Google made a call that public trust was more important but they also very importantly, they are not calling it a contact tracing APP. They're calling an exposure notification and that that might sound like semantics, but it's really important differentiation. It's not designed to replace contact tracing, which is that centralized government administer administered initiative. It is just a helpful tool. What governments have had to wake up to, and this is what particularly the UK government had a wake up to they wanted the opt to replace all human processes when they realized that there wasn't going to work because it was fanciful they then ramped up the human processes.
After The Mississippi Raids
"When It's a Monday in February of twenty twenty. Which means it's a couple of weeks before the coronavirus outbreak is going to bring the nation to a halt. But right now, we are deep inside the state of Mississippi near the town of Carthage and we've come here to meet a group of Watermelon immigrants who have just finished up an English class Sulak here righty don't they win cash. Not, what I Wreck attack Karl and linguists call. By the time we got their class had just been dismissed but people were mingling outside surrounded by plane single storey buildings. We approach to women and I can hear that they're speaking mum Oakton skomer when. On those. It's a centuries old Mayan language. and. So it's pretty surreal to be hearing it right here in the heart of Mississippi. Oh. Three. D.. Understand it all one of the women for the guy has her daughter with her for that. He is not her real name by the way she has a case pending with immigration. Her daughter has a long black ponytail and she's curious but also a little shy and I'm immediately impressed by her talent. She's trilingual. You wait a second year you're like a queen here. So how old are you to the twelve? Yeah. So you speak and speak. English you speak English, you speak Spanish and man and mom. FIDGETY and her daughter came to Mississippi from what the mullahs they're undocumented and they're not the only ones over the past twenty years. The undocumented immigrant population in the state of Mississippi has doubled. So what do you think about Mississippi? You'd like it here. Yes, you do. Because I lacked in school. Your mom does she work in the chicken? No Chill Howard. Has something faith. Ono. Can you show me in? Oh my goodness. My goodness. So she's wearing an ankle shackle. This is the kind of ankle shackle that immigration authorities us to keep track of immigrants once they're released from detention, and while they wait for their court date, it is a plastic ankle shackle and it is. Resting on her foot right now, and it's leaving a permanent bruise indentation. It's Black Infinity Gus case her troubles started when she went to one of the areas chicken processing plants looking for a job. Just as thousands of undocumented workers have done in the last decade, there are a number of major plants around here in small towns such as Morton Forest Carthage, and Canton, which are not too far from the capital of Mississippi. Jackson he'll Fiat Stilo. In Seattle, they are. Your. Stomach, I-I Gumbel throw. Is the whole hold on a second? Are you telling me that you saw your mom went to look for work? At. The chicken? Plant. and. She just happened to be there on the day. When the Raid Happen Is that what happened? August seventh twenty nineteen the day of the largest single state immigration raid in US history. Ice Agents on foot and helicopters descended onto several poultry plants in small towns throughout the region. The arrested hundreds of undocumented workers for the Cup happened to be there on that day looking for work but she was arrested to see if we is the Style. Why? those day. You didn't even work there was did not need neither our how. No fifty gut was released by immigration authorities like many others on the day of the raid. because. She told them she's a single mother several months later though she got into a car accident. And that accident landed her in the hands of immigration authorities again. She believes the local police may have been targeting her because they knew that she had been released on the day of the raids on the. Committee who Senora about the net. Panella For Casino. Lago immigration agents told her that in order to be released and be reunited with her daughter. She'd have to wear an ankle shackle see. Okay. You'll get NYDIA utterly circle me. Okay. Alone only just our Camille. SIP on three stairways CEO. Bob. Nothing. The muscle at the moment is. that. He goes daughter fears that one day her mother could be deported and Teen Day immigrants. She will backing in were model and what about you? Angry alone. You're going to stay here alone. Is that what you want? You want to go back to what the? On Wednesday here with my mom.
Strongest winds since Sandy could bring widespread outages
"Store store is is is raising raising raising raising up up up up the the the the coast coast coast coast with with with with nearly nearly nearly nearly two two two two million million million million customers customers customers customers out out out out of of of of power power power power from from from from the the the the Carolinas Carolinas Carolinas Carolinas on on on on up and bringing the strongest winds to New York City since Superstorm Sandy. Nearly seven years ago. ABC is Aaron Carter Ski has More science introduces itself to New York City and surrounding suburbs with rain and wind. This may no longer be a coastal storm after it came ashore near the North Carolina South Carolina state line, But you can still feel it here at the beach. The storm has pushed inland and it's spawning tornadoes in and around New Jersey in New York, when Gus were clocked at LaGuardia Airport at 60 miles per hour
Tropical Storm Warning for New York and New Jersey: Isaias to bring heavy rain, strong winds
"Moves up the coast is we had through Tuesday. A tropical storm warning is out. The worst of the weather is gonna be during the day Tuesday to across Jersey. The rainfall, strong winds are gonna be pretty likely. With a storm surge flood potential along the coast. Flashlight watches out tropical storm warnings out overnight rain and wind increasing lows in the seventies. Heavy rains strong winds on Tuesday, likely resulting in some down trees and power lines. Temperatures up in the seventies. Gus Inland could be over 50 miles an hour. Gusting sore could be over 60 miles an hour. The
"gus" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Hey everyone we appreciate you joining us in the huddle I'm your host fifteen year NFL quarterback gus ride alongside my longtime friend and Co host. David. Hager. Where we talked guests about how sports shape their life. Be sure to check us out on our website cut off with gusts dot com where you can listen to more episodes just like this. Now let's join the huddle. Hey everyone joined us another episode of Huddle up with Gus I'm your host. Gus for rot. Out Fifteen year NFL quarterback and usually joined by my friend and longtime co Co host Dave Hager. Unfortunately not with us today So I'll be doing this episode alone which I'm kind of excited about this goes. Today's episode goes something that I love And I've done it with my father for a long time We did while he was still alive, but it's collecting. People collect different things, different memorabilia But now we have the guru the king of collecting on maybe can give us a little insight on what's hot today but joining us in the huddle was brandon. Steiner he's an author speaker media personality he has Steiner collectibles. Steiner. Sports Marketing he's he's done at all He started his business from the ground up and I can't wait to really dig into how he started. So Brandon, thank you for joining us on huddle up of GUS. Well. Thank you read to be here. You know I'M A. Technology immigrants. So I always struggling getting ups, but I'm still learning and get better at it. Every day. With Spanish. minute. Company. Collect books change. Amount, with Steiner anymore, it's hard APPs Steiner now that Steiner, it's a long story but collectible exchange was a company had been working on for a long time. Steiner was agreed thing that built but you know. I really feel like people need a place to exchange and sell their stuff. Yes. This gives people an opportunity. I'm sure you've got a lot of stuff in your basement and everybody does and this gives you an exchange people buy and sell on their own on this website on their own terms. And what's grade is that we authenticate, we verify we help people give values to what they have is they don't really know We make sure that the stuff on there is real. So it's a really exciting new project and with the virus going on I thought Oh my God what's going to happen I just started this company six months ago. But as I got home, my wife was like there's the garage the basement get this stuff out of here. So everybody start cleaning up we have over seventy thousand items on our website already in climbing and I realize many cool things as I've created. Incredible, collectors out there some of the coolest stuff and I think that's what people really want more one of ones or they want something directly from August for our they want something directly from American Rivera. So a big part of the site will be able to buy stuff directly from the players we call collect direct she'll be able to go to player websites and be able to buy stuff from the players directly as opposed to go into middlemen and everything else, and that's going to be very, very, very fun for the fans. For the fans and the players because a lot of times players don't really understand how. To Get their. Items out to their fans, right. You know you don't want. I get I get mail at home all the time, and you're like how these people get my How how my home address? But fans they're going to dig. They're gonNA find things and they're going to try to find the best way. To you know if they're fan of yours, they're going to try and get a collectible send you an autograph but I I love the idea of the exchange I, think that's wonderful. It's there for an it's unique and we're finding is that people have some of the most unique stuff? And there's really no place to go with it I. Mean I just think the so much better platform the Ebay frankly which is like, no. Way Crap on and I love Ebay but not for this category. We talked by game used collectibles. It's kind of a very interesting niche and stuff a bit of more interest in that category as far as its authentication verification and history behind it, and I'm hoping to get the stories behind these products because that's half the cool things about. Collecting the story behind it it's about all these things that the person got and how they obtained the why they obtained it that night they went to the first game with dad, you know that kind of stuff. So it's it's been really fun and for me sixty nine starting a new venture. Doing you have collectibles and doing a project, would you you would syracuse on if you ever played there but was selling the dull Own. Roof and we cutting up making all these different gifts will work with indie. The car racing I'm trying to get some different areas. So it's like a breath of fresh air for collectors. There's nothing wrong football baseball, basketball hockey I get that. But you know I'm getting into some stuff that's cricket and Japanese baseball on Russian hockey and just trying to do a lot of different types of products that it'd be more interesting and fun and new for people that they've never been able to get before. Well, you know you talked about finding out like how the story behind it. So we're going to find out a little bit about the story behind you and to tell us a little bit about when you were growing up I. Know that you have some amazing. Stories and but tell us really how you fell in love sports when you were kid. Why meet sports was my best friend you know is used Tuesday at once guy can count on between beside playing in the school yard Brooklyn or watching the Games when they were on not as often as they are. Now you know sports was a great crutch and I grew up in a very small apartment with my three two brothers, three of us. OVERCLOCK KOSHER BUTCHER Money was tight. You know. So I've been working some ten. So sports was a tremendous outlets me not to deal with the cockroach festive -partment the fact that maybe I didn't have the right clothes or food we get on the ball sealed. Even though sneakers matter but you know you get away with wearing what you wear kids want to play the you know what you know. So I think for me. The adversity of growing up with so little as it was a real. Opportunity and it was real boost. 'cause got me Kinda hungry. Literally and figuratively starving all the time then a lot of money for food. So I said I got to do something about this. Since I'm ten and obviously it wasn't a sports industry back then. So you're athletes we're idols. You hope that one day you went to a game you saw athlete through the fence maybe his car that kind of thing. But you know for me I just remember getting my first autograph and how big a deal that was and I was always a saver shaped ticket stubs. Programs used to keep score by the way at every game. That kind of thing. So I knew the impact that athletes can have besides the memorabilia aspect I think that with athletes like it or not they have a big impact on kids you don't have to be Lebron James have a big impact on a bunch of people let alone one person that's amazing and that's something. That everything should be grateful for you know if you can. That's why we here so I. Think Athletes I think are really learning that Moore now and doing more than when I first got into the business I'd say athletes actually a lot more about. The the different stake in a they understand the ability for them to reach out and make the difference and you see a lot more active athletes today versus twenty years ago they understand how to do it and they understand the impact Graham not sure if I was a kid. That that was really a clear path. So for me I remember being that kid outside the fence hoping maybe an athlete was gonna come over give me an autograph even just say low. I wanted to create a company I want to create opportunities for fans, and I remember the little Kimmy or even if that little kid in a forty year old. The impact is immense when you meet your favorite player and you find out about the story behind the story, and that's kind of my drive with collectibles and the meet and greets, and all the things that graded over the years is really just to keep the story going and keep the positive. positive moment I would say moments that matter. it's always a couple of sports moments. No. Yeah definitely. So did you play sports through high school? Try. Never, one of those athletes that got hurt and that's why I didn't become a pro..
US economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter
"The U. S. economy shrank at a record breaking thirty three percent rate last quarter as the virus shuttered businesses and triggered layoffs Ocana miss were expecting an ugly number for Q. two and that's what they got that by far the biggest contraction in the economy over one quarter that we've seen since the Great Depression PNC financial services group chief economist Gus voce who says the third quarter GDP will be much better the good news is is that the number will be better in the third quarter and we will see the economy returned to growth but the level of economic activities can they continue to be much lower than it was at the end of twenty nineteen the bottom line as long as we have very high levels of cases and I think it's going to be very difficult to see a strong economic recovery showing out there Washington
Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears
"Claims jumped to 1.4 million last week. That's the first time we've seen an increase in claims since late Mark, PNC chief economist Gus Fouchet. It could be that we're seeing more businesses closed down. Because either states are restricting economic activity to control the spread of the virus, or simply that consumers aren't going out. The Labor Department says that roughly 32 million people are receiving unemployment benefits, although some economists say that figure is likely closer to 25 million. Shelly
Jobless claims up for first time in months as COVID-19 spreads
"Claims jumped last week for the first time in months, Shelly Adler runs the numbers weekly jobless claims jumped to 1.4 million last week. That's the first time we've seen an increase in claims since late March. PNC chief economist Gus Fouchet. It could be that we're seeing more businesses closed down. Because either states are restricting economic activity to control the spread of the virus, or simply that consumers aren't going out. The Labor Department says that roughly 32 million people are receiving unemployment benefits, although some economists say that figure is likely closer to 25 million. Shelly
Powerful band of storms brings flooding, power outages to Washington DC region
"Seeing areas of heavy rainfall some thunder in Virginia. We have a severe thunderstorm warning that continues for Calvert Charles ST Mary's counties until 5 30 in Maryland. Washington, D. C. Still under a flash flood warning until 6 30 surrounding neighborhoods under this warning, as well because of the heavy rainfall from storms today that passed through I'm just adding to that say, saturated ground or roads from yesterday's storms and the previous day's as well. We're also looking at a new flood warning. This is for Baltimore, the city of Baltimore until 8 15 as storms have now pushed From Virginia into Maryland, that strong line of storms continuing to see reports of down trees from high wind gust Today, Gus with the storms have been anywhere between 50 and 75. Miles per hour, so we'll continue to keep you updated again. This is impacting Maryland right now, and a severe thunderstorm warning is out for much of northern Maryland and Central Maryland. Right now, on this Wednesday afternoon, tomorrow looks hot. We do have a chance of another round of storms tomorrow afternoon. Looks like just a slight chance on Friday, and we should be dry, sunny and warm. For the weekend.
Poll shows Americans support Black Lives Matter but resist shifts of police funds or removal of statues
"And talk with co Most Bill O'Neill, Emily. We do see a strong amount of support for the overall message. Don't wait. We found that a majority of Americans supported the Black lives matter movement and that was across different races and ethnicities, including a majority of white people. Now, however, when it comes to defunding Police Department's there clearly is some pause in these numbers as well. Right. We found a lot less. We didn't find majority support for cutting back police funds spend more money on social services. 40% of Americans supported such a move and 55% opposed. That included majorities a majority of Democrats who supported cutting back funding for police departments and spending that money on social services instead. But a small 14% my minority of Republicans. The same. 84% of Republicans are opposed to defending the police and among independents, 53% were opposed, and 42% were in support. Now. The survey also took a look at the removal of statues and symbols that may be tied to the slavery era. The civil war. And there is some opposition to that as well, Right. We've found that there were narrow majorities of people saying they oppose removing public statues honoring Confederate generals, 43% of Americans supported their removal. A wide majority of Republicans and a small majority of independence are opposed to this, while 74% of Democrats supported the removal of statues of Confederate general. But we also asked about removing statues of former U S presidents who owned enslaved people, and an even greater share of Americans are opposed to that 68%. Totally. Is there any sense that these numbers may be shifting? His time has gone by that. I don't have earlier measurement of how people feel about taking down statues. But we've looked at some of these questions We've asked in the past. Two about race in America and police as well, and one of the things we asked about was whether black people and other minorities receive equal treatment as white people in the criminal justice system. And in the question when we asked this this week, we found that 69% of Americans said that white people do not hurt that black people and other minorities do not receive equal treatment of white people in the criminal justice system, and that was a 15 point from when we last asked in 2014 That's polling analyst Emily Gus can read more online at washingtonpost dot com. Almost Bill O'Neill Mobile news time. 10 19 road to the White House. Joe Fighting was courting minority groups. Canada Joe
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"Eighty nine and I get go to college. You know to to talk through that time. And I followed your career, and I never thought it was gonNA play. The NFL just worked out for me, but you had a whole different path so about the first time in your life. Do you remember sports became a big part of your life? And what's that I? was because. I fell in love with a coach I. Don't know whether it was sports. Itself I was overweight as grown up, and I used to have a speech impediment. where I used to be bullied, I was bullied a great deal and A lot of key is us you know. Pick on me and no one ever gave me time of day. And I two older brothers that was very good. Athletes and stuff and I had is coached by the Tom Jordan. And he was attract coach, and also coached the linebackers and football in high school, football and and Alison. He's looking at me one day. He figured it. This has gotta have some you know. He got quote brothers a great athlete, so he's gotTa have something. And you'll keyser picking on me and also his coaches come pick me up at the Churchill sons. And, he would take me out to the track. And sometimes we'll sit at interstate emir. Just talk to me and Evan Idea Aguado. Workout and I call myself working out. I don't know what I was doing. And he took the time out to make me feel good about Herschel Walker to town. Maybe it's legal about myself. It calls for a long time. I didn't I didn't feel good about me. I never spoken to classroom letter, said anything, but that coach me feel good about myself and so I believe in him. And when I started getting better at different things, he should tell her she you can do. And because he told me I can do can do you know if he said I can do it? I knew I could do it and it wasn't that hours. Out trying to be an athlete. I'll just trying to please them him for everything he did to me. And what was weird. I remember. It may have been mined. Freshman Year in high school. I was BICA. Stored in fooled by what I was a bike of tale by. Your fool by not going to get care. Now. Right. There's a trap coming your way every now and then to not the. You do. And it was strange because we went into a sit in Augusta. Georgia and I remember this isn't years ago. And stored in. Tell by got hurt. In that coach coach and went to the Say Your should by the coach harsher arsenal notice. In his coach it right now. He knows what he's going to do. Well actually agreement that game of acquaintances team was called Qantas head about one thousand nine hundred dollars about two, hundred, eight or something. And I believe in the coach. I didn't believe that I can do it, but he said I knew you can do. It hurts because you've been working. A lot of people worked where you work. And it was weird about that name. The move me back to four by moving by tear bike and I play for the rest of the year. But. I realize that time. As long as you work, you're going to be okay. People think it just happens. Not Tell people all the time. Nothing just happens. You have to get out of work, everyone. Everyone won't be Golden Rain, but nobody will to work to get it and you know, doesn't everybody WanNa win the Super Brain. Teams that win the Super Bowl. Tale from the beginning. They don't just go out and also get lucky and win the super. Bowl that doesn't happen. So I realized then not that unhappy book. Our work at everything you do doesn't matter what it is. I'm going to work in the reason. I'm so stupid now. That I, work at whatever I'm doing, and not that I'm successful. I didn't make sure that I want to be able to compete. In sometimes when you compete no matter what you do, I had a gentleman he he got through to me on Messenger facebook and he asked me, says Gus. What should I do I want to start this new thing, but I'm scared, and I said look if you put your heart and soul into it, and you work hard at it every day. Good things are going to happen. They might not be right away, but if you just stay nosed in, just you know, just keep pounding away at it. Something good is going to happen so when you were young. You know you talk about this work ethic. Did you have some of that good support at home? Because we all need a great coach, but you also need to go home. Pairs and I had a bunch of brothers and sisters. I have three brothers and three sisters. And one thing that was very interesting. That happened to me. And this is weird because my pants. All of their life you know and I told my mom and dad will go there live where he's coming from work and no matter what the kids were doing outside. My parents take time to go out and play with us. They take the time to play with. Something happened to me and this is on military triple We're. is about my mom is. She's going to be eighty four coming up. This hour about five years ago, she's read at seven to nine. Where my mom seven nine of we go to my mom's house today. My nephews and niece got bigger, so we'd like going to limp gotta be in shape. Break. Out there and they started getting a basketball game together. My mom was sitting out there and my mom said you'll I WANNA play? She seven an hour. Wait a minute I'm GONNA. Pick my mom because she she didn't play golf nobody. I think we, my mom and stuff, so nobody picked it. And what was weird. I want one of my military troops. Now's talking stuff hit me. Hit Me as something, you just adds there. How much work did you do? What did it come? Ns wait a minute. My mom seventy nine years old. and. She still wanted to play with me. And when I was a little evidence, that came home. They took the time out going to play with us. Them the nine WanNa play museum in not. Not what our policies mileage us? About us mom a thank you. Thank you indeed. For giving me that work, I think you guys are giving me that and I said I'm so sorry. And I said that's where it come from my parents because. They say you gotTa Graham. You know we'll talk about sometimes. You got a grant in August my son. This is a Christian. If. You want something in life. You gotta get up early to go get it. And if you apart is getting up at five or climb up at full. He gets up, at four. Three three two two. Don't go to sleep. because. Say. It's okay if you don't if you don't want to. It's okay you don't have to work for, but we're what you won't work in, did it go deep not going to give it to you. And if you give it to you, not deserve. You gotta work. While aren't industrial data forms my parents. Now here, you know my dad was the same way he you know. He was a mill guy. You're in Pittsburgh and you know..
Trump's former doctor wins House GOP nomination in Texas
"President trump's former White House physician won the Republican nomination for U. S. house seat in Texas on Tuesday Ronny Jackson a retired navy rear admiral defeated agriculture advocate Josh one garner in the primary runoff for the thirteenth congressional district in Texas he'll face Democrat Gus Trujillo in November's general election trump and once picked Jackson to head the department of Veterans Affairs but that was derailed by allegations of drinking on the job and over prescribing drugs things he denied trumpeted Jackson impressed him when the doctor gave a glowing report of the president's physical health and cognitive well being following questions about trump's mental fitness for office I'm Julie Walker
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"Once again. That's up with gusts. Dot Com. Now let's get back in the huddle so when you first went and had a and then all of a sudden because you know high school is one thing you're with the small group people all the time, and then you go to college like when I went to college, it was a big deal because all of a sudden athletes there that from other states that high to compete against. How did you feel when you first went there and had to compete against other gymnasts from other places? That was interesting, but gymnastics at that level. You know who you're going to compete with. We're all the same age we've known each other since we were little and eleven or twelve and. So I? Kind of knew those girls and we all each had better. Like apparatus I was better Florida. Exercise one better at Bar, so the coach honestly pick the right group of girls because we all had a specialty, but the top two girls and is one of. If you've got a full athletic scholarship. He had to do all around all events. You know pointed average so. That was more. My Forte is a little more steady than I was. Great. Yeah, no, that's good, and so then how because I think you transferred right in college? After two years I went to cal. State Long Beach because I wanted to the only thing at the time it was Exercise Physiology was to teach. He eat, so they said it wanted to go to the state of California. Because that's where you're going to teach, you can get it now with a teaching credential while the last two years of college side. Then I save a whole year and I get to work. Answered and Start word the day after I graduated from college, which was great for me because I wanted to work, but then I realized P. was aerobics was just starting is not. Eighty and I just felt like Oh Gosh I. Love All this aerobics. I could start my own aerobics business and I met Jacqueline. All if you gave me my first start on TV. In nineteen, eighty, one as on his TV show, and still to the day dive, we stayed great brands. He was my mentor and. He credit. He urged giving me the Opportunity Star TV. So is he kinda like the the godfather of all kind of how it all started? Yes, he was because he was on television and he did a fitness for years and he used to. You know even have. Your nine, hundred, thirty, six designed the first leg press, though he even thought of weight training. Way before you know, people were doing and guess what else Gus. He used to juice in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one. The you know I used to go. What are you vegetables? So I remember staying the kitchen with him doing his. Morning juicing for TB and. That was before his time. I mean now. It's all just. Yeah I mean he's kind of set the curve for how everything was going to be such a forward thinker. I think that you were you got really lucky to meet somebody like that to really kind of hey. It's OK that nobody else really understanding what I'm doing but I know this is the way to do it. and. He lived ninety six, and really wanted to live. Two hundred eighty got pneumonia, and that was in, but I was honored to speak at his celebration of life I was are. He spoke for then look for ignored and they'd be. Those guys were just a built a little bit different than you I would say. Right. You're close though so. You know my wife talks about like when she was a little girl, and her mom would come in, and she'd make all because she was one of three and her sisters and her mom would put on Jane Fonda and those workouts time on videotape. This was in the late Seventies. was you know. I think back to that like that was like. Just a few people that were doing what you started. Oh yes. I get a VHS in nineteen, eighty two and. Jane Fonda was awesome because she. Was Movie Star in here she does. So, what was great about that? It became a little more mainstream because she was so popular. I. Like I was the latter, the girl on the bottom, you know stool. Going up there, so she kind of opened up. The is that you could work out at home and you put this low vhs coffee in Near. VHS, player and there. You got to work out, so she got her pave the way in the in certain way in exercise aerobics for A. Women and you know the time they're only view of us and now. Oh, my gosh, never instagram girl! yeah, you know it's funny, though they think about all the transitions you've had to make in that industry from going from like before vhs vhs to you know all the other things in between has been blu ray disc, and all these other things you know and in the NFL. We've had all that. Let's try to watch. From eight millimeter to VHS to they've had all kinds of crazy contraptions. Now it's just delivered to you on your IPAD, right? Now. We're. I know. Isn't that crazy been now celebrating forty years in the fitness and health so I. Love what I do, and really it's the same message is get out there and do something right. Have gone through. You know high-energy aerobics and step aerobics. From Yoga pilates vaccine. The, you name it. I've get every single form of fitness. You can so I love now that my daughter's following my fitness with steps i. stay so relevant because she helps me. The bills knee. She knows how to do all this, so we really are good team. Mother daughter fitness routine because she can do the filming editing, and I've tried to help her with the moves and things like that. Is it amazing how the kids today are? Just like they're so in tuned to technology in the computers, and how everything works like I have to ask my kids so many questions about instagram and linked in and how do I do this and they just they just get it. They just get it quickly may love it, too, but the key for me was Both of my daughters also played sports in college, which is great, got out but scholarships..
1.3 million workers seek US jobless aid as layoffs remain historically high amid spike in coronavirus cases
"1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week The Surgeon Cove in 19 cases in some parts of the country has muddled the job market. In the beginning we had, you know, we had huge layoffs, and then we had a big decline in layoffs over subsequent weeks. Now we have still have a high level of layoffs. But it's pretty much the same from week to week. Gus Fouche, chief economist with PNC Financial Services Group. If we saw the number of cases decline if we weren't worried about I see you capacity, I think that would help. But unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be on the horizon. Some good news. Who's the total number of people who are receiving jobless benefits dropped by 700,000. That suggests that some companies are continuing to rehire workers. Shelly
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"Yeah I it's. It's really hard to get out of that. It's really hard to get out now I mean. What you guys do is is way more intense than what football is, and and we do have downtime my downtime. I had got married when I was really young and had kids, and so that was like my downtime was my family, and making sure that I was always going to be with them, so we always stayed together. That was very important to me, but that wasn't everybody. Everybody has a different story and for you. How long have you been? Are you married. Not Right now, so go going through a divorce, but. I have two kids that are from my. Had Probably Young Twenty three twenty four so like you said I was going focused on that. You know that was my free time. WAS ONCE I? Had kids was it was focused on them? Does that work for you guys. Because when you do give free time. You're over there now. My wife's. Nephew he's, he's a doctor in the air force and he was over for six months, and he deploys different places, and I understand what it's like to try and hold your family together. has to be so difficult for you in the military. Yeah it is and I think for the Servicemember at least for me was easy, you compartmentalize. It'd probably be like. Hey, you're on third and ten a need this to win the game. Are you going well house my son doing arena. Oh, no, you're not. You're totally focused. Right to turn everything off and that's the same with us. Now is the time when maybe it's late at night or your back from a mission and hard, and you look at pictures, or you have a phone call now with technology. You know you facetime or skype or something but. For the most part you compartmentalized because any again, the you come out of that bubble, even if it's family, that's you're not mission focused, so it's. It's different when you're back, you know we're not always overseas, so you're you're you're back here and you're you know that's a little different? Because then it's a more. Say normal jobs, but at least you're home at nights most of the time. Yeah, no, and and did you find it hard to discuss things with your family like when you come back? I mean I know that a lot of times. People in the military have a tough time talking about what they've done I mean my wife's little brother was his somewhat like that, but he has a few drinks and we get them loosened up. He would he would. Not Talk about. All the stuff he did because he did two tours, and some of it was pretty bad and. He wouldn't talk about a lot of that, but you know just to try and get them to. Because, you're interested in his life. You know wasn't like Hey. I just want to hear this for story. I'm interested in you and I. Want to find out more about you so that we always stay connected. How does that for you in family life? Yeah, definitely and it's for me. It was I always felt when I went away. If I went overseas or something it was, I, was gonNA work trip. There was no different as a banker. so I wouldn't come back until I. still don't come back and talk about it. Probably didn't hit me until at one point, my son was probably seven or eight years old and he's. Only ever told them. Hey, go away to fight the bad guys. And then, and I was always like. Hey, Daddy's tough like you don't gotta worry. And then he's like well. Daddy. Don't the bad guys have guns? Aren't they tough to? And I was like Oh crap. You figured it out now like now. I have to play this whole different game, but yeah, it was. It's always a thing you know. What are you talk about what you not for me? Just I chose not to. now I'm more comfortable talking about back then I wouldn't WanNa talk anything. Even if I called home from overseas, so it was like how good day! Because you can't talk about you know because. Truthfully if you start telling your family member, what's going on? They're going to worry, too. In. You're trying to protect them and I understand they are they just WanNa know they want to help out, but again you go back to that bubble. Yeah. No, that's that's. That's really interesting. You say that because I. Felt like that so when when you go through this and you're in the military. Tell us a little bit about the steps it takes to get to be a green beret had a gentleman that I know that is a green beret that is. I have a French masters and he breeds. French masterson Minnesota's names Mark Roberts and von Krenz Kennels, but I've had a lot of conversations with him about this, so tell us about the steps when you first enter and what it takes to be a green beret. Well, at least you got a little small dogs that are gus I appreciate yeah. No so. Two ways now you can join off the street and attempt to go through our in our in the army. You could transfer from other services. Obviously. You complete basic training army, whatever your skill is, you gonNA airborne school so they. For three weeks they they pack three days at training to teach you how to jump out of a plane..
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"Hey everyone. We appreciate you joining us in the huddle I'm your host fifteen year NFL quarterback gus alongside my longtime friend and Co host Dave Hager. Where we talked to guest about how sports shaped their life. Be sure to check us out on our website up with Gus Dot com, where you can listen to more episodes, just like this. Now, let's join the huddled. Everyone thanks for joining us another sort of huddle off gusts I'm your host Gus Rod fifteen year NFL quarterback I'm usually joined by my long time. Friend and Kohl's Dave Hager Dave is not with US Dave job. Be joining us every now and then back on podcast today I'm joined by my. Kind of interim co host. Spencer so Marnie how are you doing? I'm doing great. Thanks, guys. How are you I'm very great now. Barney you agree the budget book. How's that going are you how how's everything What do you have out? Well my newest book football. Freddie and Kumble. The Dog Game Day Dallas. It's about to come out and you know the book business is I think pretty consistent business, but in particular I really believe and you know this. We've talked about it. That sports is the universal language, so it's really important for me to try to educate my love of football, but also my love of history and my love of the tradition of football through my children. As football Freddie and fumbled the dog, and I'm certainly excited to have.
Tiz The Law Owner Jack Knowlton On Belmont Win
"Will here it is Jack Knowlton visiting with Anthony's to bill on. Red Brand radio. Congratulations on a fantastic win. A lot of people feel like it was seventeen years in the making my friend. Well we finally got our triple. Crown for Sakho Toga for Barclay tag and took us two horses and seventeen years, but from what I understand. It's still kind of fight for Barclay There aren't a lot of trainers at You know is one three legs of the triple crown in recent years. Yeah and you know you guys together. Seventeen years apart, and with New York breads and I know that's the. The mantra over attack a Toga. You guys support that program as well as anyone. Well I was pretty fascinated to learn that it was one hundred thirty eight years since the new. York breaded, won the. Belmont stakes now I know a lot of people are going to say well, then really count you know at you know. It wasn't a mile and a half and Yada, Yada but. In my mind, anybody who watched that race, who questions who would have won that race? It has been a mile and a half. I think the outcome would have been exactly the same as it was at amendment eight. And, Barkley had gone on record is before the race saying you know I would have liked a mile and a half of the source, and he's a horse again. New York Brad and that's what you guys do, you? You've been high on this horse from day one. Well. I watched them train at Saratoga. I mean you're up there and I'd go over at six o'clock in the morning 'cause. That was a time of day that Berkeley landed of track. It was almost darker. She got near the end of the need of what's dark. And not only did he. You know have a good works, and you know work quickly, not crazy fast, but you know good works. But the way he galloped out, I mean they couldn't pull him up. He goes around the second turn. After you know going, pass the finish line and writers just added tremendously difficult time pulling them up junior. Alvarado was riding. Mine is is raised back then, and when I saw that we went into a first range of six and a half furlong maiden mates for New York. Badge I really had a lot of confidence and He's lived up to it so one little bump in a road when he got stuck down inside and the worst part of the race track and Kentucky Jockey Club At. The end of November other than that He really has been flawless. Yeah. That's lobby. Track back in November. He's just been He's been impeccable. The rest of the way the covid nineteen outbreak of course forced post moment of the Kentucky Derby the preakness to. The. Bom obviously the biggest change with the Belmont was not only the two weeks, but the distance. You've mentioned the ASTERISK. We'll get to that in a minute You guys pretty much. And gals I don't want to offend anybody in Saratoga those thirty-five parts of this. Is that accurate? Seven and funny is that I was that six or seventy? You guys and funny side. We had ten ten. Okay, okay only. The same folks lieutenant. And I the only holdovers class. You guys Gus Williams. He passed away several years ago as dead one of our other great partners Dave Man but Ruined I gave remaining to. Stay with it and never in the world expecting that we would get the kind of horse that we've gotten here with the law. And this was an important race for you to win Jack Not that you don't want to win. The Derby again or the preakness again, but the Belmont stakes with your dedication to new. York, Brad's and New York, and let's face it. you know in a game where horses changed hands an awful lot. You and Barclay have been together two decades at this point. This was a very important race for you guys to to tick the box on. It was, and now he's got one more coming up in my hometown Saratoga Springs I've lived thirty five years I know Barkley wants to win it badly as do I and. Really if we can you know, check this box. would include the champagne, which is the the most important two year old race. The Belmont stakes obviously being biggest Belmont. Race and We get the travers at Saratoga. That's quite a triple. And that's pretty remarkable. When you consider you know you started this twenty years ago. As pretty much. Just some friends getting together and buying some horses. We had six guys and Sackett Cyber. I find the eastern end of Lake Ontario I went to high school. We were having our usual. Memorial Day weekend, bearing barbecue, and my wife and I would go up there and visit and I had been in the harness. Business Standard Bread business I guess for about a dozen years and got out. In in ninety four. And somebody up there said well. Why don't we buy a thoroughbred and I said you know figuring I've never gonNA hear anything about it again. I said okay. I said you know, let's each put in five thousand dollars. I knew Tim Kelly at that point who's a trainer and works at is never now. so I got a hold of me and he found this a New York Brad for twenty two thousand dollars. We named him the second sex after the six of us. From Sackett Cyber and came up with the name sack Toga stable after sack I Saratoga and made ourselves Maroon and gray, which are high school college. So. That's how it all started.
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"Industries. Sports Business Stews in the in the schools across the country sports management program Throughout this sort of covid experience and I said look my grandfather young. Were we own this business? Albert's unbelievably valuable. Whatever they call it you know but my grandfather got into it because it was during the depression. He would have preferred to buy baseball team but he could never afford to do that. He got into the steelers because it costs nothing to get in lucky. And I've been telling these kids like look. Think about the sports industry. Think about what's going on with with things like you and I are doing these online things. Is there a way you can create a new type of engagement with the fans? Is there something you can invent is there? Is there something you can get into now while while the others? There's some tough times. Run PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY. Because you know this is going to be a great opportunity. Ten fifteen years from now met certainly the path my grandfather took but but so But boxing fed him until the mid fifties. I mean you know really with my father. Took the steelers. Business made it successful on my grandfather. Success in business really was much more in boxing than ever really. Wasn't football yeah. I just interviewed Steve Lot he was. I don't know if you know who steve is but he has the boxing hall of fame Ya Online. And and he was assistant manager with Tyson and he has seventy five years of of boxing footage that he actually owns and we had a great conversation about boxing and man. His knowledge of it was incredible. Goes Hallway back into the Twenties and thirties? And how it started in and how our country fell in love with it and and He was talking about. I think it was when who was it. Fighting over in Ireland was in Ireland. They were fighting I can't remember who it was. But he said the president called him and said your country is is betting on you. Maybe Joe Louis. I'm not sure who was fighting at that time. The President calls you and says hey your countries behind you want you to win like you gotTa Win that round right. You're fighting somebody from Europe and it's like okay. This is a big match in a. Boxing is just such ingrained in our history. I think it was just incredible that now. It's like boxing. Bigger football isn't as big and it's all just kind of taken a different turn and it's amazing that the the long game that your family had to look at that and see that as this is something that we think is going to work. Well Yeah my father and Dan. Rooney did a lot for the business of of the whole sports industry but particularly as it relates the NFL when you look at the Labor agreements you know. He was the first owner way ahead on labor. My grandfather art actually is the guy who who made the proposal in a League meeting that there be a players union in nineteen fifty seven and then my father was the chief negotiator and you know he was the first one that understood free agencies going to come we have to find a way to create competitive balance and keep the game interesting for our fans. But you can't let the players have some degree of movement. And he was. He was talking about that in the mid seventies And you know you didn't get three agency until ninety three but it was that approach to business that my father always looked at looks. Grow this pie as large as we can. And that's going to happen best if we're all willing to share Whether it was the revenue sharing between the teams or free agency with with the players and look the. Nfl has gone through the roof and there were certainly a lot of people involved. But I always feel that that you know. That's sort of steady hand. My my father would be as tough as you could be in certain negotiations but he always looked at the big picture and and you know and understood that. You have to treat people well if you did that you know. I contribute that to so much of the reason the NFL has become what it's become right. You're listening to with Gus Gus for us and we're here with Jim Rooney and you can catch us on radio DOT COM or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast and on amp TV amp dot TV. So let's go back to your family. I mean everybody in your family all went to same high school my correct we actually did. We all went to different high school really. I thought you guys were all north Catholic kind of before as did so my dad and his brothers they all went to north and then my mother wanted you to go to some other schools. So art nine of. Who's the president my brother are went to? A school called Gilmour Academy which is Holy Cross Brother School Notre Dame actually own the school. It's in Ohio back in the day and my son actually went there and then my brothers. Dan in John went to went other schools. All my sisters had to go to the all girls Catholic school near our house and my brothers and I were going to these other places but So so but north is is an important part of our our family and you know they've done a great thing right now. They've even moved further. North should be a lot closer for you guys but What was it like for you when you went to Gilmore? Your way from home was like a boarding school almost i. Yeah as I said. Art Lift in dorms In the end it as well and So so my mother felt that entity would be a good thing for us in high school that that the idea of everyone sort of knowing the Rooney story is is is great and we're very grateful for the life we haven't Pittsburgh during that time so this critical time she. She thought that that would happen. Will she sends us a school? That is basically in Cleveland and everyone knows Rooney's but they hate us. Send.
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"Say Your favorite led Zeppelin Song. Yeah and you know the Kennedy Center Honors Honored led Zeppelin. And if you go on Youtube to watch it These two women from recall heart. Yeah Fancy Wilson did the song. I watched that unbelievable. So be led Zeppelin. We just heard that Kelly and I had that on at. It's a great rendition of it. Oh is really good. Well Steve Thank you so much for joining David. I in the huddle today. It was a pleasure having you on. Hopefully when we air the episode that that you'll like it and share it. Put it out on your youtube channel so that we get more fans liking us like they like you right now so Really appreciate you coming on and sharing your story with us. Thank you so much as soon as it is always Senator Jennifer Lopez. Because you're not the fingle I mean my won't take that long we don't have to cut it anymore. We have Premier Pronoun. So we can edit it a lot baton. Okay thank you so much. Thank you take care bye that hey we wanNA thank you for joining us today on how to walk with Gus Where we talked a wide range of guests but how support shaped your life as always joined by my great friend and Co Host Date Hager and we want you to be able to follow us on all of our social media at huddle up with Gus and we really appreciate you and thank you for your time and listening to our podcast..
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"Left. The wouldn't have left the NBA. Yeah no you know what Rick. That's sounds familiar. Not that I had your career but I played fifteen years and we left the NFL. And I could have went right into coaching or doing something else in it. I said I need a break from it and I took too long off. Trying to get back in for me has been way too difficult. I totally understand that Iraq going back to your days as hurricane. Give me the Mount Rushmore of Hurricane. Sports you can include himself. Well no they had some great players. They've had a number of guys who become hall of fame players. I was just on the phone last night. Actually with Michael. Irvin and you know. Ted Hendricks was a buddy of mine. I mean they've had some great players especially in football Alex Rodriguez. I was down there from that mistaken. University of Miami Baseball Had some great swimmers. Ill some Olympians. So there's been a lot of great athletes down there. I don't think anybody is done anything. Really Basketball No one else is really done much coming out. This few guys wind up going on and making it into the NBA but You know the guy who was the big guy. When I was there from forty niners you might remember him. Because George Myra who left the University of Miami played in played for played for the forty niners so there are a number of number of guys that were there. But you know all that stuff is meeting. Everything of that is subjective. Might thing is all I know is I went out and I played as hard as I can play in every game I ever played. I can honestly say that. There's only one quarter of one game ever played that I wasn't mentally ready to play that it was just a quarter of one game during the season. One time I had some things personally in my life and I was so mad at myself because I usually. I have the capacity or not but the ability to to compartmentalize things. A lot of people. Don't have the ability to do that. You have to take certain things you have to stick them in the back on the back burner and you don't let those things come into disturbed what you're trying to accomplish your affect what you're trying to do in your focus and that's a big word in. Life is being focused toes coach. I said look I know guys I can get you to play heart because if you don't play hard you're not gonNA play but if you're playing hardy. You're not focused. You're going to be a half a step. Eight and a half a step played basketball is GONNA kill you. You're get destroyed and so the biggest thing is to make sure that you're focused mentally and it's not easy to do. That's why in Golf. You know it's so much more difficult. Have to be focused for four more hours so focused laser sharp. That's why tiger was so good so good at that and that's why dominant for so long until he had the physical injuries. It's the mental. Part of the game and people tend to overlook that in a lot of players can't stay focused for extended periods of time. Hell you're asking the guy in an NBA game. Two to forty eight minutes in most lawyers play forty eight only played thirty six. So you're going to be focused for three quarters of a freaking game and they can't do it. I mean that's that's very sad not really really really is WH- quarter. Was THAT IN. That game was it. Yes the friend borders and you know I was was so mad at my if I could kick myself in the butt. I would've done it so rick one last thing. What would you tell us that you know with all this cove? Nineteen going on a lot of people have lost their jobs and people are listening to our show to to kind of help them through all of this but a lot of unemployed. What would you tell these people that have to make these big transitions in your life? We've all made them. What would you what some advice you would give him? Well it just I think have to believe that God has a plan and everything life happens for a reason and there's a lot of times this is probably one of them. Were you're GONNA say why in the world is this happening to me right now? It may take a considerable length of time before you get the answer to why this is happening to you. I've had this happened on numerous occasions in my life. In fact I say it. So much my oldest son Scooter Bobby. Sunday father's Day one time if it was a big sign to hang on my own bump in Colorado Springs everything. Life happens for a reason and it really is true. And even though you can't see and it's basically like you're in that tunnel and there's no light they're showing up. Eventually lights can show up and down the road. You're going to realize that something's going to take place in your life. That wouldn't have taken place had not been for what you're going through right now. Dealing with this unfortunate situation that existed in the world and so you just have to believe in that And use the old cliche. You have learn to play the hand. You're dealt right awesome. Well Rick David I really appreciate you joining us in the huddle today and and being on with With US ON THEM UP WITH GUS. So thank you so much for sharing You know in this time and and hopefully we didn't take up. Too much of your time was happy to do it and they tried to get me in the huddle. When I was at the University of Miami was football run patterns and stuff and I could catch everything and I was quick and fast and allusive and all into coach. What does this? They heard that the football you're going out and you're trying to Guam football. What are you crazy where you hear that from? I said hey the only way I play football is if they make two hand touch because they had some big guys down to Miami exactly right and I was a skinny. Little Guy would hit me. One grabbed one leg to grab the other words that make a wish awesome. So thanks for joining us again. Rick Evergreen Gus take your God bless you and your listeners hanging folks. We'll get through this. Thank you see you guys. Hey We want to thank you for joining us today. On how to up with gusts where. We talked a wide range of guests about how sport shaped your life as always. I'm joined by my great friend. And Co host Dave Hager and we want you to be able to follow us on all of our social media at how to with gusts and we really appreciate you and thank you for your time. And listening to our podcast a.
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"One. I think it's important to have the courage to pursue what you're passionate about whether or not other people stand with you or you go along with for one You definitely want to choose who you surround yourself with. I mean they talk about. You're the you're the average of the five people you surround yourself with right so I mean my view is i. Don't ever want you the smartest person in the room. Because I'm in the wrong room because you WANNA be associating yourself with people that are going to help level you up right. You don't want people in the room that are pulling you down so I think as you leave high school and move on you know you're GonNa meet new friends make. You'll have some old friends that you'll stay in touch with writing social media and stuff but you're gonNA meet New People so choose people that you want to associate with very wisely good stuff. That's what David it makes me think that Livia kind of done that already. She's made some choices that in the last like six months really changed her. Now that's absolutely right now Jennifer. My youngest daughter was hanging around with a crowd. Eh. We're weren't super crazy about. I don't think she was but she was involved with it and she just. She just made the decision. You know what? I'm not going to be with them anymore. And I think she's a lot happier person and we're seeing you know a better person really. Since she's kind of removed herself from that because that the average of those that group was probably not the number. We wanted it to be so I appreciate the advice. That's really good stuff store. I would say out one other thing too. That too is Ecu continue on. I mean there are people in this world that are going to hate on you. That are you know going to say. No that are going to reject you and rejection and hate is a gift that you don't have to accept from other people and if someone tells you know all that means is they're not meant to be on the journey with you know more more good stuff good stuff so Jennifer we really appreciate you being on hold up with guests with David. Joining us in the huddle Everyone can go and You know check out Jennifer and get her book. Move The ball you can move the ball and linked in all the social media you can check out our new podcast move the ball so it's a brand of cheese building. I think she's doing an outstanding job and just keep up the great work and thank you doing what you're doing Jennifer well the daily Hustle to all. Don't forget daily Hustle. That's I that's what I actually. I'm thinking about getting as we leave this podcasts. My organizations ridiculous. So it sounds like the daily hustles going to be able to organize you need. You need to hook log. Pick that up. I'll soon as we're allowed to go. Thank you Jennifer. We really appreciate your time. Thanks for having me on the show. I hear their conversation is great. Wonderful thank you for that healthy and safe by far. Hey We want to thank you for joining US Today on. How to with gusts Where we talked a wide range of guests about how supports shaped your life as always. I'm joined by my great friend and Co host Dave Hager and We want you to be able to follow up on all of our social media at Kado up with Gus and we really appreciate you. Thank you for your time. And listening to our podcast..
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"Thank you do Another episode of with Gusts. I'm here With my longtime friend and Co host. Dave Hager Gus Dave grab glad to have you today. Dave we're joined by just a remarkable remarkable performer. Artist You name it. He's done it. He's a he's a speaker That goes out. And just motivates crowds have watched the videos at some point. Davies gotTA motivate us today and then and he's on tour right now with pink as their drummer. But I can't even tell you the number of bands he's worked with and so for to have somebody of his calibre on hollow up with Gus Dave. We're really excited so joining us in the huddle today on radio. Dot Com is one of the original podcasts and also under the big top of salve the ringmaster and MTV joining us today is Mark Schulman. Mark thank you so much for being on the show with US my pleasure. Thank you sal for Megan. All this happened sounds man. You know sell salads the man sales so we've been working with sal a little bit to try and put some of our content onto amped TV and all those hotel rooms so It's been really good salesman great and ever since I did his show a long time ago. We stayed friends. And I'm sure you have. Yeah and I've been hooked China hookups. Our some other musicians from other folks like me because I think the platform is really unique in an outstanding. It's providing great opportunities for people that they it's so funny. How much we are unaware exists on this planet and then all of a sudden something opens your eyes. And that's the way I look at Sal on MTV. So there's your plug for you Buddy. Yeah there you go sell so mark. Let's go back to when you're growing up in Los Angeles We're GONNA start with the sports segment. I mean I've read a lot about you. Got Into Music. But did you ever play sports when you were young? Were you a fan at all? Did you go out in the neighborhood and play with a ball or whatever. Yeah you know what I mean I was. I was like an average athlete. I'm not I ain't GonNa hit Ya. I was an average athlete and I. I was a real a really decent drummer when I was very very young. I see the drum. I feel like drums chose me so. Yeah I mean I played basketball. Played Baseball I. I never played football. I didn't even plan the marching band because I was playing in rock bands every weekend making money so I wish I learned all the marching chops but I got my experience doing other things. It was all about the the drumming and the girls for me. You know and it's worked out. I got a beautiful wife and I had played with some extraordinary people but I draw parallels between you. Don't one of the things I talk about is. We are all performers and So whether you're in sports whether you are lea- a middle manager it is it really comes down to performance we are measured in our performance And so that's where I that's where I draw the parallel between everything so I believe that we all actually are very similar. Because we have clarity about what we want do. And we've developed our our capability Because when you really clear about your goals and you really develop that capability. That's what leads to natural confidence. And that's what needs leads to natural success in anything you do and any performance that you do so outside good now we can go on to know what I was going to say. Is I think if you're talking Athletically drummers are probably the best athletes in the music world right. Good hands and thing. That's another thing. Yeah the drummer for Blondie. Clem burke actually wired up a drummer with all of these electrodes and determined that a drummer. That's playing like a one and a half to two hour. Rock show like I play not play with foreigner. Play with billy idol. I play with pink. Play was simple minds and these bands. And you know it's especially pink like you think thinks. She's a pop artist. I'm playing full out and I'm in my fifties and what Clem Burke determined. Is it a drummer? Like US burns as many calories as like a pro soccer player and they also did another study where they put guys like gusts and pro basketball players on drums sentencing. Okay Buddy play for three minutes or four minutes of drums straight and they all get off like Ooh. It's all about the kind of training that you have. I mean I've in my fifties I could sit down and play an hour and a half to our show and I'm fine. If if any body else like any pro athlete in their fifties should sit down and play a show they would keel over so it really is about what your condition for like with all different types of sports because every kind of athleticism. We'll call drum looking at drumming like athleticism right now. Requires that conditioning? And I put in you know four times Malcolm glad wells ten thousand hours at this point and drumming that quite played drums forty thousand hours in my day or or more building up by craft and then played get on stage and my wife and I were talking about it last night because I said I just feel a little bit out of shape even though I'm working out and even though I'm running but because pink's two and a half years on the road with pink. She broke all these sales in attendance. Records played for stadiums for forty two hundred thousand people per night. She in the month of July. She was the highest grossing artists in history for one month. I mean higher than you to higher than springsteen and by wife said well you know remember. We're like up there four days a week. When you were touring playing that show. I said Oh yeah I forgot about that so right now. We're out of break up. Not Getting that you know. Yeah that first time you go back you'RE GONNA BE. You're going to be a little bit winded. It takes it takes two weeks. I mean you know we rehearse the band rehearses for two weeks and then we do full production rehearsals for six weeks. So I get I get a lot of ramp up time and allow yet so if we go back to the building blocks you were talking about when you were a child. What were those building blocks? View of becoming a drummer. Well I feel so blessed in the sense that I believe that drumming chose me you know. I was old enough to watch the Beatles when I was three years old on Ed Sullivan and you know all these guys are usually older me. Say That was the moment. Well that was the moment. I remember seeing John Paul George and just like like like my brother yelling at me in front of the TV. And then I saw Ringo. You know that smile a big beautiful knows and the way squash and I said Mama. I WANNA play drums. No drums are too loud. Can't you play an nice instrument like you brother Randy? He plays violin playing shallow and then I gradually got into playing drums but saddened drums. Set at five years old. And I could play intuitively knew I won't call myself prodigy but I'll say I knew what to do and then I started playing in bands when I was nine. They bought me my first trump said they couldn't deny passionate twelve years old. I started playing professionally every every weekend. Starting at the age of fourteen I was playing as I said. That's why wasn't in the marching band because we were putting touches and actually making some money and play parties and weddings and Bar Mitzvahs and whatever we could and so. I just literally grew up playing in bands and practicing and listening. I tell my students I listen to everything. I could so I- diversified vocabulary as far as what I could play And then I had my own original band and that didn't work out and then twenty six years old. I got my first road gig playing with this artist named Brenda Russell opening up for Billy Ocean. Remember those days and I never stopped and I just kept on going and you know that led to me doing a bunch of smooth jazz gigs than found out about the foreigner. Auditions and I joined foreigner and through forder I met producer named Keith Foresee Who ended up producing billy idol and simple minds than I became keith sky. I played for simple minds. And and billy idol and addition for share three times ended up playing with share on an offer years. Ford or on an offer. Twenty eight years played with the biggest Japanese artists. Two of the biggest Japanese is immoral and it Chen a a lot and then I got the big chair tour and shares manager managed. Pink ended up playing with pink as a result of that. I toured with Velvet Revolver. Who was the you know the Scott Wide Linen and that's roses when Matt so I'm broke his wrist and I done all kinds of done it all. That's what my career. But I've also been very buried today. Shas and fearless. When it comes to communicating. I tell people your network your network is your net worth and so I was always the one on the phone saying you know if there was a Gig. Hey I'll do. It is a matter of what I got the foreigner Gig and then this guy named Keith. Foresee this producer. I heard from a friend of mine. Hey foreigners recording and this guy just for this Gig. Why didn't they used me? I call the manager and he said well. That's because Keith. Foresee doesn't really know you. He's using his own drummer towel. Bergman who was a friend of mine I respect and I told Keith and I said can I get keeps number so I got keats number. I called him on the phone. I mean that takes you know cojones. Keith. It's Mark Schulman. If towel can't ever make session give me a call. I'll be damned. If three months later. He gives me a call. I come in I nailed it. I played it. I take and from that point on. I was Keith's Guy. So Keith was a guy that co-produced and code songs with Billy Idol and simple minds. You can now see the connection. He called me to play a song with simple minds that turned into a record. Billy idol's drummer went into Rehab. I got a call from billions guitar players. Saying can you come and play on the song? I played on the end title theme for the movie speed then for the next eight years. I was billy's and I was shifting going between foreigners. Simple minds and billy idol and and and then. I left the billy idol band because I got an offer to go on tour playing Stevie Nicks Sheryl Crow and I went out with them and it was like all these things jiggling.
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"Let's get in the huddle. It just goes on how to up with Gus. Thanks for joining us today. I'm here with my co host. Dave Hager Dave got a really good guests today hall of Famer her great nickname the great dane the great Dane and also the King of kicks. I think there's an the matador is so claims but today on a show of US Morten Andersen more than how you doing buddy. I am an great to see gus. you know all the guys I held my balls. You were the best. Yeah thank you I. I took great pride in holding your boss just the way you wanted the best or after see this is how you this is how you opened the show guys it is it. is T's a great Dane and then you come right with the ball's job and then more than likely his balls really big. Okay Yeah So. That's a really big vertical big ball. So that's the size. I think he had like a fourteen eighteen. Chew ground Teen Thirteen he asked he hated. saggy balls to they had to be nice. And it'd it'd be stitched. Yeah they had a big definitely stitch man. You know one type Dave more than I were in the field house at the Vikings and we challenge each agenda the throw like into a trash. Can you save from twenty yards. Hit that so at an indoor facility is all these trash cans along the back wall and we out early night hold for him and so then I said well I'll throw him and you kick them in and he actually beat me. That's how accurate. But we had to move in because he was like at that time. You're like forty seven so five forty one really could go from so far forty five. I wasn't forty hours and forty five and then we're money. Oh Yeah Oh yeah. And I had to learn to hold for a left-footed Kicker Elliot had very Mary He. He was so strict on how I had to do it. But I had learned the ultra left footed a never health one in like two days. And what's great in the rush. Everything everything switched. Your brain has to sweep you have to you know. Usually when you're holding for a right footed kicker one hands front. Switch it over. Yeah News just if you've ever overdone you're right into all right. Yes so try and do something. Left handed is is terrible. Like I'm using data from one end up I had an all led to catch it and you had to catch gus and hold it with your right hand and turn it with your left hand. Because I didn't want the I didn't want this hand to cover the ball As I'm coming into the ball right so when you held it with this you could turn it here and I had a clear view of the ball. It was just things like that we talked about. I think in a very powerful way you know. Hey this is what I expect of you and I think you are very open to it. Even though you were quarterback a little bit of primitive you know Prima Premadonna. You're you you check the EGO at the door. I was impressed and we had a really good year. Yeah we did. We had a great year and the other thing too is he filmed everything the only anytime I've ever been film holding for kicker for three angled three on the front the back and shoulder held camera. We have it was amazing Guy Morton. Let's go back to when you grew up overseas Before you you are an immigrant into the United States of America what was it like growing up over there. What was that first member of you were? You fell in love with sports. I was five years old and I remember. It was the night before I had to go to the very first soccer practice and I slept with my soccer shoes on like next to my pillow. My Mom and dad bought me these red. Patrick which is a French brand of soccer shoes and I was so excited barely slapped then. I kept looking at these shoes going. I'm GonNa wear these tomorrow in a kick the ball tomorrow. Five years old this started. That's how it started man. Did you have an idled. There was somebody who looked up to in the world there was a German striker called Gad Moolah and I will use to when we when when we did Make believe you know playing in in the in the backyard or whatever with buddies I would tell everybody just called me middle. Just Call Me Middle Man. Yeah just this Miller and the old scoring machine for the German national team. He was a little guy but he was always in the right spot at the right time. I said I wanNA be like that. I always want to be in the right spot the right time and I kind of feel like I I was. Yeah that's ever since I can remember I was. I was Terry Bradshaw plane and and if I played baseball I was always I was either Willie. stargell Dave Marker. I'm Pittsburgh I so I love those guys but we all had those idols growing up What other sports did you play grown-up so this is a sport? That's not very common. In the United States called team Handball Olympic pick sport. Now I'm not talking about the handball. You play in prison. You know against the wall. Great Not Shit that sport prison handle all seven guys are golly. It's an Olympic sport very physical very good. That 'cause I could jump and I was a gymnast. I did a lot of gymnastics nasty trampoline and vaulting. So I had a lot of a Lotta spring. I could jump really high and in team handball. You so you can jump in the defense trying to block your shot. You're still hanging in the air shooting the ball. You got a shot at goal so that was something I became really good at did did you. Did you have a good arm at a good left arm back then. They didn't like what's team hamble like as a kid are their the children playing team hamble. Oh yeah very young five years age really just like soccer here across Football I mean peewee football. You know it started at young and basketball. Same thing is what's going on in the states very young age. Yeah it's funny when you see like on the Olympics Olympic team handball. It's one of those. were she go. It's almost like a curling where you go. How are people like? Where do they get involved with that? But it sounds like inserting especially here in the states state. You don't see I remember in gym class playing it in high geico as we used to use a volleyball to write about two sizes. There's a little smaller than of all right. And all and I remember I used to love. Just what more can I jump in the air and I I wouldn't care if I scored Um I just wanted to hurt the goalie in front of the net so bad and I can remember after one like jim classical came out and he had like six welts all over so I don't think I scored a goal but hit the goalie like six times. It was not dodgeball. Gosh I'm just having fun but is it's a great sport so you played that you were gymnast hugging and gymnastics. I was looking for job and I went to a I went to school. I got an instructors. Licence and I was teaching gymnastics. Initially while I was doing it. I just like the the physicality of it the jumping flying in the air you go into a trampoline and you draw your clips in the end you land on Matt. It's pretty wild stuff events trampoline Floor exercises unbolting in so when I came to high school in at Ben Davis High School I I was on the gymnastics team. There I was a kicker on the on the the football team and in the winter did gymnastics in this. In the spring I was along the track and field Iran the anchor on the eight eighty around the one to one ten twenty and I was a long jumper while so I get a lot of different. So how old were you when you came to. The states are seventeen actually on my seventeenth birthday. I landed in Indianapolis with the Baker family. A family that I live with for ten months in the intent was to save ten months not forty thirty two years. What was that program called? It you came over at did was called youth understanding. Why if you and it? Basically promotes international exchange between teenagers teenagers. So while I was in the states my family in Denmark my mom and dad had a kid from Denver Colorado named Bob corless and he took over oh my room and and live there and learn Danish for ten months so it was literally it was an exchange. Did he stay. is He still living in. And then he got out of the back to Colorado he would back out of examining weed is legal. You know what was the biggest difference between Denmark and Indianapolis tablets. Oh Man let me count the ways like your initial reaction did you. Did you speak English really well. I mean I didn't. I barely spoke the game The the most bizarre thing looking back on it Gaza's like I. I didn't speak language. I didn't know anybody and now I'm so entrenched in this I just became a US US citizen about a month and a half ago or the as a love it so you know it's Kinda come full circle. Oh for me but I. I didn't know a person. My story is really the American dream it really is. It's going from nothing having nothing to creating something because of a great opportunity in the greatest country on. That's how I feel and how you so if you take that into what's happening today with off uh-huh that's going on in our country of the kind of being divided because of immigration and all these things in the rhetoric that's out there. How do you feel about that because it does give give so many people an opportunity to live their dreams? Yeah well three things. I never talk about politics religion in sexual preference as I'M GONNA Bought having said that I believe in strong borders. I believe in coming here illegally. And you know pay taxes like everybody else else and be gainfully employed and create a live a great life that you may not have had an opportunity to do in the country you came from if you WANNA come to the United States law-abiding citizen you have to understand the bill rights. You know. And and and you have to understand that it's a lawful country and that we all I'll have to coexist with respect despite our cultural differences or nationalities languages. This is what America was built on. This is a melting pot of immigrants unless you are unless you came over involuntarily or you are a native American. We're we're immigrants and it's entrees build on on the thought that a better life was to be had in this country and you had to work hard. If you had the talent you would be given given the opportunity and you would abide by the laws. This is something I believe in very strongly and part of that is strong border control. I don't I don't think you can just open the floodgates commit people in. That's that's not healthy for any society. No countries doing that right now that it's hard in that it is hard for people that are kind of fleeing persecution and stuff like that and we don't have to get into all that but there are I think there are caveats everything right. There are definitely should be legal legal but there are people that need help. I always say we should help our own. I because we do have a lot of people I just gave guy driving up here today. Day One of my because he did you see him on. I saw come here yes so at my protein bar. I handed out the window to upset. Good luck place. You what do you what do you have. Do you have a Gus Gus bar no no I just had a gatorade bore. I still love those things because they came to us all the time in the NFL. And we're still having when you play. Aj blocked from like two thousand eight with the Vikings Helmet. Well they stay forever. They're like a twinkie. The so when you go to high school you have a great Advantage over the other guys in high school. Because you have this this great dialect that nobody's ever heard before Indianapolis and I'm sure the girls loved it. Well I mean I did have a what kind of a unique situation around prom. 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"Good Gus how about yourself man doing wonderful. I cannot wait to hear some stories from our guest today. just you know. We played the same position we played for the same team. We've I've watched this guy when I was growing up just an tremendous. NFL Player player had one of the worst injuries anybody's ever had on a NFL field And just had an incredible college careers. Well up played for one of the a great programs in the history of College Football Notre Dame. This story of his heisman campaign is really interesting to actually changed his name in order a better fit the campaign. Yeah and I you know. I can't wait to hear from Joe Theismann if his favourite. NFL Stadium is the same as mine. RFK RFK the Joe. I don't know about you but RFK's still my favorite Stadium I agree. You know and it's great to join you guys too. Thanks for having me I just you know it i. I've traveled to all the different stadiums. And Gus you've been seeing them too and there was. There's something special about our K.. In to a degree the Raider fans had that in Oakland Alameda because they were both baseball. Stadium's really the configuration was what the proximity of the fans. Because with football stadiums walls tend to get higher and Gus. You're very familiar without high. The walls on I like to get that in your note. I didn't just throw it see. I didn't just throw it out there. I segue into it. I liked when I talked about when I talked about the the height of the world. But it was. You know it's like the end zone seating In in in Oakland the end zone CD in our state. You're right there the fans are right. There they're right on top of you and it was a really special place to play and I. I believe they're gonNA tear down the stadium. I know that was sad when I heard that I when I heard that yeah me too. I told them what they should do. Is Start selling the seats L.. I I'd love to have a couple of those like you know what I you know. Wh what I'm going to suggest to them. Why don't we figure out a charity? And then what we'll do is basically as you take the stadium apart. There are things that people there are still some of us that are you know. Remember it and have great memories of it they would love to have the the back of a seat or a seat or something like that and then we wind up doing is like do an autograph session. You sign him or you auction off to charity and then you take the money that that you raise and you go out and and do something good with I mean is this just one just one last thing for the old girl right. Yeah you're always thinking Joe that's for sure that's for sure. I like that idea. Yeah but no we appreciate you coming on and being in the Hudson and we really want to start back to when you were a kid kid and your first experience and what was the first thing in your life that gave you the love of sports. Jeez I grew up. I from my earliest days. That I can remember I grew up two blocks from my high school two blocks from my grammar school literally if I walk out my front door and these weren't big blocks. We're not talking city blocks. I'm talking maybe eight nine houses so it it you know. About Twenty houses up the Rhode was the entrance to to Campbell school. And and where you know I I played in. The high school was located right behind it so in grammar school we had the tennis courts we had the baseball diamonds football fields everything that was available to us. And you know when I was a kid I just picked. I just started picking up a ball I got involved Out and Little League Baseball. And then I got involved in Pop Warner Football. My mom would let me play for two years. She wouldn't let me play Pop Warner football until I was twelve when a buddy of mine and Tommy who ultimately went on to be an FBI agent for thirty years He he he came to the house in a full uniform so other could see how protected I was and then she and then she gave me okay for me to play football. And and that's SORTA launched the Caribbean. I always you know six seven years old. I was always throwing the ball around my cousin. Billy lived right next door so we were always had a little yard in between us and it was at that yard where we you know. We had the family gatherings and we would play softball. and Ah the yard was. Gosh was a postage stamp. When I when I DRIV- I've driven back to my hometown on a couple of occasions and I look at the yard? It's actually still in between the two houses and I think when you're a little kid it looks like a football. I was the best place you could ever imagine being. Yeah I mean you had the diamond setup for baseball yet the football set up there and then you know you play stickball We would play You take a rubber ball and bounce it off the curb. That's do that for hours. I'd kids wouldn't do that anymore now. They could do it now. They could do with video game. Why wasted time to go out and do it physically? And that's one of the things I I do feel for the younger people today. A little bit is the the outside experiences social experiences that we had and to a degree the innocence that existed when we were kids growing up. it's tough being a kid today. It's tough being a young adult and And so I I I understand I feel for them will joke. We credit your friend Tommy for if he doesn't show your door that day in full pads you may have never played football. Nabiama may have never let me play lake truthfully we you know we've tried for two years. I mean I was eligible to play Pop Warner at the age of ten note. Not GonNa let you do it age. Eleven note not GonNa let you do do it. Well h twelve not gonNa let you do. Tommy you gotTa help me. Tommy comes over and for your Mama Okay. You look like you're going to be protected and I always tell my mom My mom was with us in this world. And she's got onto a bigger and better place now but It was funny. She said when I was twelve she I I remember this vividly. She said I'm so afraid you're GONNA get hurt and when I broke my leg my leg was broken in eighty five. I called my my mom and I said Is that a when I was laying on the field and BUBBA tyrod trump came out or laying on the field. I turned the first thing I said the first thing I said I turned to Bubba Bubba. Please call mom and tell her. I'm okay now the first thing I said and then then I saw my mother and I said see mom. Your wish finally came true. I did get her so you know. Read full it went full cycle for us. As far as MOM and son go right I can imagine that the good run up until that point. I think there are a few little nickel along the way but that was the big one that was a that was a major one. I would have to say so joe one of the the things we love to ask every guest for when they were kid in Davie think we're about ninety percent right now yes is that. Did you play wiffle ball as as a kid. Oh Heck yes absolutely you know you had the end and I mean it was there. Were of course there were different size. Footballs to you. Remember that there you had you had bigger ones where you really started to hit. And then you've got the smaller ones where you could throw curves and and sinkers and everything else with it. So Oh yeah. I played We used to play stickball off the wall. It at the school and wiffle ball was was part of it. And you know the neat the thing was is we. Would we would take chuck and we would walk off the basis and we withdraw basis with chalk on the asphalt. And all that Kinda I just absolutely I played well. What is funny is that we did all that to David? I love talking about that because the kids today. You never see somebody in a field. You never see him mouth when they don't have to be doing those kinds of things they're experimenting. We were talking about how we would get a bat and a you know. Take a phone piece of foam. My Dad used to bring bring back from the and we play stickball like you. You just made sports up and kids just through so right. They're missing that today. They they are to a degree it and you know. Society's changed so much and obviously social media has made a world of difference in all of the Games I mean look at look at the uh the competition they have when it comes to The Games you know your your gamers. I mean Ninja. Yeah I I had the chance to meet Ninja Who is you know? Fortnight's ultimate Gamer. I had a chance to meet the young man out at the. SP's he's a couple of years ago terrific young man. He generates darn near a million dollars a month and endorsement. I mean nobody's hitting so who who cares if somebody's making twelve million a year playing football. You're not getting hit. You're not getting beat up. You become a big time. Gamer people pay. Hey to watch people pay to watch him play fortnight. Yeah they they log on and I mean. I wasn't aware of all this. It was really funny. We got our picture taken can together and I tweeted it out and I got like three hundred responses all man. You Bet. Ninja Wild Lincoln. Okay yes. I entered better to do a new realm of life here but right it's it's it's different for kids today. I think they have A. There's a lot of different pressures that they go. Oh through And you know you see whistled. I you know what they do. You know where you see. Kids is at the beach in the summertime. Or you're out in California or down in Florida someplace where there's a beach you'll see you'll see frisbees you'll see wiffle ball you'll see football games that sort of the one place where you see that that quote unquote extracurricular type of activity. Now they are the wiffle ball kit hit though with the ball attached to the bat that you'd see like drugstores and stuff like that it is harder to find it solve. We have to have the kids in a place where there's nothing nothing else like. There's no Wi fis no go play yet. They could have. They're just can't have Wifi can actually and oh you know you're talking about sports but there's two hundred college is going to be by the end of the sheer. That give full scholarships for plays sports which is amazing. You know that you know they're credible. I mean the yeah. I mean the the the curriculum that's available to to kids today. Both high school and collegiate level. You know it's it's a funny thing though because I know part of what you guys deal with is the social aspect of life to and I. I'm all for for having a degree in technology but I asked people this when it comes to vocations. Who's GonNa when you have a problem in your house with your plumbing?.